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"The Weekly Pioneer.
Eight pages, containing a summary
f the news of the week. Published
very Thursday and sent postage paid
to any address for 1.50 in advance.
Published every afternoon except Sun
day by the Bemidji Pioneer Publishing
Company. 6. E. CABSOV. S. H. DEKT7
HABOLD J. PAKE, Editor?
Figures That Talk.
A bulletin from the University of
Minnesota shows that the total at
tendance this year so far is 279 less
than a year ago. The figures are as
follows for the different colleges:
College 1911 1912
Academic 1606 1447
Agriculture 318 400
Engineering 365 371
Law 305 196
Medicine 181 158
Dentistry 249 241
Pharmacy 67 67
Mines 98 93
Chemistry 83 94
Education 76 38
Graduate 32 16
The figures are quoted at this time
to show that while the total enroll
ment fell off in spite of the fact that
some colleges snow increases, the
College of Agriculture shows the
largest increase, it having twenty
five per cent more than in 1911.
The figures show conclusively that
more men and women are taking up
the scientific study of agriculture.
Students are admitted to this col
lege of the University only after hav
ing completed four years in a high
or preparatory school.
The Two Party Standard.
The question whether a third par
ty can be of any material service to
the country is just now acute, be
cause an attempt is being made to
form one. Putting aside the fact'
that the Progresive party is not as
yet consistently* a third party, but
is in some states merely a Republi
can protest, in others a merger of
dissatisfied Republican and Demo
crats, in still others a national par
ty, but without state existence, the
fact remains that the Propressive
party has a national platform and a
national candidate and is making a
national campaign, on the ground
that the two other national parties
have outlived their usefulness.
Is there room for a third party?
Could it even by success contribute
to the improvement of politics and
administration? Can the people be
permanently divided into three par
ties instead of two? National his
tory says no. Every attempt to form
a third party has had one of three
results. It has lost out entirely, or
it has been merged in one of the
older parties. The Populist party
lost out entirely. The Greenback
party was merged into the Democra
tic party. The Whig party was ab
sorbed by the Republican party. The
net result in each case was a return
to the two party system.
Rationally a self-governing people
can have but two alignments. There
must be a majority and a minority.
A third party involves .another and
an illogical alternative, a plurality.
This ideal cannot be said to have
any elements of permanency. It is
good for a protest, for a lesson, may
be, but it is not good for constitu
The two party idea has brought
us a long way. The only reason for
entertaining this idea is that party
organizations sometimes grow stiff
necked. The rank and file are as
malleable under the impact of ideas
as ever, but the leaders are not.
In such an exigency nearly ev
erybody recognizes the need of some
action. Shall it be the formation
of a new party, the reformation of
the old from within, or a desertion to
the opposition? The first method
has uniformly failed. The second is
sometimes tortuous and slow. The
third is always open. The people
can get action by moving. A few
years ago tbiis was more difficult.
Change from one party to another
involved, social, sometimes even bus
iness embarassments. But that has
passed. A man may move from one
party to the other without in the
least losing caste.
This points to the. true and effec-
tive way of reforming parties in the
country. If the one you are in is
hopelesly at fault, you need not stay
in it. You can declare" yourself in
dependent, vote the other into pow
er and thus get the government start
ed on another line. Nothing clari
fies a party's ideas like a season in
the wilderness. If it has virility, if
it has ideas necessary to the admin
istration it will come back repentant
of its former sins and purified of its
former errors. The third party
doesn't advance, but retards this pro
cess.The Minneapolis Journal.
THIS DATE IN HISTORY.
1756New Hampshire Gazette,
first newspaper in New Hampshire,
established at Portsmouth.
1763Cape Breton was annexed
to Nova Scotia.
1780Americans defeated the
British at battle of Kings Mountain,
1812Napolian defeated the Rus
sians at battle of Moskowa.
1891Equestrian statue of Gen.
Grant unveiled in Chicago.
1894Oliver Wendell Holmes,
the poet, died in Boston. Born in
Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 29, 1809.
1895William Wetmore Story,
noted sculptor, died near Florence,
Italy. Born in Salem, Mass., Feb.
1908Harry A. Garfield inaugur
ated as president of Wililams Col
1911The Laurier cabinet re
signed as a result of the Canadian
THIS IS MY 39th BIRTHDAY.
George Cram Cook
George Cram Cook, well known
as an author, was born in Davenport,
Iowa, October 7, 1873. He spent
three years at the University of Io
wa and later engaged in higher stud
ies at Harvard and the University of
Geneva. Since the completion of his
education he has had a most diversi
fied career. He tramped, over the
greater part of Europe and upon his
return to America he enlisted in the
army for the Spanish war. He visit
ed Mexico, taught schol for a num
ber of years and tried his hand at
truck farming before settling down
to a career of writing and political
activities. Of late years he has made
his home in his native city of Daven
port, where he was a Socialistic
candidate for congress two years
ago. Mr. Cook's best known literary
works include "Glimpses of Floren-
Today pictures made from
the films you send in this
Enlarging, Framing, Copying.
Third St. Bemidji.
Do you want
THE BEST GROCERIES
found in Bemidji
Come right here and get
them, as we pride ourselves
on haying only the best
money can buy.
SCHWANDT & MARIN
Let us prove to you that our
Variety store leads in
VALUES AND VARIETY.
It will cost you nothing to
FARMERS LAND CO.
Northern Minnesota Lands
for sal*. Information re
gardlng land buying cheer
Security State Bank Bldg.,
We strive to sell
But we strive harder to please.
Courteous attention has
won over many jewelry cus
George T. Baiter & Co.
tine A*t," "Evolution and the Super-
"The Chasm." v=-\
Congratulations to: 7*
James Whitcomb Riley/the "Horos
ier Poet," fifty-nine years old today.
King Nicholas I. of Montenegro,
seventy-one years old today.
Sir Harry Adamson, lieutenant
governor of Burma, fifty-eight years
Marquis of Donegall, bearer of
one of the most distinguished names
in the Irish peerage, nine years old
General DeWet, the famous South
African leader, fifty-eight years old
Joseph E. Ransdell, United States
senator-elect from Louisiana, fifty
four years old today.
Edwin S. Underhill, representa
tive in congress of the thirty-third
district of New York, fifty-one years
He asked, "How much did Romeo?
I always do forget!"
Bhe answered, "That depends, you know.
On what fair Juliet."
Curse the Cards.
"What's the matter with her?
Didn't she catch a beau at the sea
"She did. They both pretended to
be excessively rich."
"Yes." "And now it turns out they both
work in the same department store."
A Sensitive Nature.
J'Mr. Bristles says you are not a
polite and considerate man."
"I know it," replied the patient per
son. "During a rainstorm he tele
phoned to ask me to lend him my un
brella and overshoes, and now he
feels slighted because I wouldn't bring
them over to his house."
JUMPS ON RUSTY
While working on a well digging
machine a Minnesota man jumped
upon a rusty sidewalk spike. The
nail drove part of his black woolen
sock far up into his foot. He remov
ed as much of the sock as he could,
put on Allen's Ulcerine Salve, and
kept right on with his work. The
salve drew out parts of the sock and
all other poisons and in a week his
foot was healed up.
This salve is one of'the oldest rem
edies in America and since 1869 it
has been known as the only salve
powerful enough to cure chronic
ulcers and old sores of long standing.
Allen's Ulcerine Salve acts by
drawing out the poisons and healing
the sore from the bottom up. It is
so powerful that it heals new cuts
and sores in one-third the time that
common salves and liniments take.
And it heals scalds and burns with
out a scar.Adv.
Suits made to your meas
Get your fur coat fixed ov
Shells from $28 up.
Everything in the tailor
ing line at
NORRIE THE TAILOR.
I SAVE YOUR MONEY! $
Regularly and systemati
cally. If you receive your pay
weekly, lay some aside each
week, if monthly do it month
ly. The dollars will pile up
Now is the time to open a
bank account with the
SECURITY STATE BANK
Dry Goods, Shoes, Groceries
Third St. Bemidji
NO NORTHERN NA
RT NATIONAL TI
HE BANK ON
EN OLD, STRONG AND AX
Our local merchants and
the officers are the stockhold
of this bank.
THE BEMDWI DAILY PIONEER
1 How's Your Imagination? ^*W
when all life's days are shadow day*
And all life's walks are dim.
Imagine every venture pays
And you're still in the swim!._,
Qy New York.-
r% Uncle Ben had just returned from
Us first visit to the metropolis.
"How'd you like the city?" inquired
the loungers at the corner grocery.
"Fust rate," .replied Uncle Ben,
"on'y they's so many men wearin' uni
forms 'at everybody looked like either
bandboys er p'licemen."
Bemidji Reads Them With Uncom
A Bemidji citizen tells his experi
ence in the following statement No
better evidence than this can be had.
The truthful reports of friends and
neighbors is the best proof in the
world. Read and be convinced.
A. J. Higgen, 29 Tenth street. Be
midji, Minn., says: "We have used
Doan's Kidney Pills in the family
with the best of results I consider
them a valuable kidney medicine.
One of the younger members of my
family had a kidney weakness which
was annoying and caused much ex
tra work. I heard of Doan's Kidney
Pills and got a box at Barker's Drug
^tore. Their use gave a permanent
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Rerrember the nameDoan's
and take no other.Adv.
MOM7Z*0 mra&tejrmuwma. moot me FOOD /monies ACTJUNC2BI9OS.
207 Fourth street, Bemidji.
MONEY TO LOAN
ON FARM LANDS.
JOHN G. ZTEGLER.
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING.
merchandise sales are always
on the increase and each
month has been better than
the last. If you are not al
ready a customer, you do not
know how well we can please
you in quality and satisfy
you in quantity.
THE GIVEN HARDWARE CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Phone 67 31 Minnesota Ave
M. F. CUNNINGHAM
General Job and Repair Work
4ie America Ave
APPENDICITIS BOOK FREE
The Adler-1-ka book, telling how'
you can EASIBrY guard against ap
pendicitis, and how you can relieve
constipation or gas on the stomach
INSTANTLY, is offered free this
week by E. N. French & C&o./Drug-
R. F. MURPHY
OfttaaSIS Beltrami Ava.
William G. Klein
Rentals, Bonds, Rail Estate
First Mortgage rxan
on City and Faro,
and 6, O'Leary-Sowecr Bids*
TRY A WANT AD
THE TASTE TELLS
I MERCHANTS WHO WANT YOUR BUSINESS-1
It matters not where you reside or what you want, the merchants below can get it for you at a price that will defy competition. Every merchant is
reliable and will give you the best value for your money.
FOR GOOD THINGS TO EAT
ROE AND MARKUSEN
Dray and Transfer
SAFE AND PIANO MOVING
Res. Phone 68
818 America Avenue
Office Phone 12
All kinds of building ma
terial, as much or as little as
you like at the
ST. HUATRE RETAIL LUM-
Coal and wood also for sale
Minnesota Ave. and R. R. S.
BEMIDJI MUSIC HOUSE
614 Minnesota Ave.. Bemidji
Wholesale and retail Pia
nos, Organs and Sewing
J. BISIAR, MANAGER.
We do general repair work
of all kinds. Gasoline and
steam engines a specialty.
ShopRear of Pioneer Bldg.
RUDOLPH W. K0EPP
Blacksmith and Horse-Shoer
of Plow and Woodwork.
304 Irvine Ave. Bemidji.
A i 2
Furniture, Rugs and Stoves,
Phone call 178-2.
Bemidji Townsite& Improvement Co
For price of lots, terms etc.,
INQUIRE OF T. C. BAILEY,
BemidjiTownsite & Improvement Co.
520 Capital Bank Building
Cat aattftaanoro coupon, wftbfive others of consecutive date*, and pretest
them at thia office withthe expense beans amount hereinset opposite any style
f Dictionary selected (which covers the items of the cost of packms. express
from the factory, checking, clerk hire and other necessary EXPENSE liens),
and receive your choice of these three books:
WEBSTERIAN ushers of Webster'rso dictionary or
FURNITURE J. P. LAHR
323 Minnesota Ave.
Wholesalers and Retailers
Service and satisfaction. Mail
Orders given that same ser
vice you get in person.
Third St. Bemidji, Minn.
MAKER OF SHOES TO
Repair work neatly done.
First class shoe shining
parlors'for Ladies and Gen
310 Minnesota Ave.
BELTRAMI COUNTY SAV-
ING AND BUILDING
is a home Institution, and
has money to loan to build
with or to buy a nome.
W. C. KLEIN, Secretary
Rooms 6 and 6
The store that treats you
Crockery, Glassware, House
hold Necessities used every
day. Then come to the store
that saves you money.
CARLSON'S VARIETY STORE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912.
This space reserved by the I
NEW compilation by the world's
The $4.00 (Like illustrations in the announcements from day to day.)
is NOT published by the original oub-
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rounded beautiful, strong, durable. Besides the general contents there
are maps and over 6oo subjects beautifully illustrated by three- r=
color plates, numerous subjects by monotones. 16 pages of |prpw,!5
educational charts and the latest United States Census. Present |S
at this office SIX Consecutive Dictionary Coupons and the JoC
ThC $3.00 It is exactly the sane
New thea 14.00 book, exf-
1912 binding which is in
DICTIONARY J5& W51* re
with square corners. SIX A
Consecutive Coupons and the QIC
Any Book by Mail, 22ConseconVr Extra fo Postage
theirns flexible, stamped ibygol
m,eadin 8 universities
The $2.00 Is in plain cloth bind.
New .stamped in gold
WEBSTERIAN *nd black has same
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IHostrated A I Expense
uwumvu ored plates I Bonos of
and charts are omitted. SIX *ME%
Coupon and the $oC
Invest in Land
At only $10.00 per acre
You have the choice of 12 all
The land is easily cleared and
is gradually sloping, except
about 80 acres of rolling land
around a small lake. Good
graded roads to Turtle River
Minnesota Ave. Bemidji
THE BEMIDJI LEAD
in the World
L. P. ECKSTRUM
Plumbing, Steam and Hot
320 Beltrami Ave.
and FARM IMPLEMENTS
The Hardware Merchant
THE CR00KST0N LUMBER
LUMBER. LATH AND