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CITY TAXES ARE
BOOSTED BY $3,000
(Continued from hrst page).
Same, city light
Same, general lighting...
Same, pumping contract.
Same, light library
Doran Bros., merchandise.
N. E. Tuller, wood
C. W. Nelson, merchandise
R. J. Fenton, merchandise
Eldridge and Annette
Schwandt & Marin, mer
R. F. Murphy, burying two
A. B. Hazen board prisoners
Hyatt and Foley, livery...
Wm. Everts, engineer
Beltrami Abstract Company
Tom Swenson, inspector
Red Wing Sewer Pipe Co.
M&rcum Printing Co
Wm. Russell, ass't engineer
W. G. Schroeder, merchan
L. P. Eckstrum, repairs...
Austin Western Co., repairs
A. Palmer, merchandise
Paving contract Bemidji
Same, Nymore road esti
2 4 4 3 1
19.50 75.35 28.50 70.00 15.85
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work and took better care of herself
But Mrs. Starkweather declined to do
this. She had been troubled lately
with heart attacks and at the time
of her death had some heart stimu
lent in her handbag.
William Houk, state labor commis
sioner, expressed the most extreme
sorrow when informed of Mrs
Starkweather's death. He said:
"I cannot say too much good about
Mrs. Starkweather. In her zeal for
better conditions for women and
children she worked herself to death
She was one of the noblest women I
have ever known."
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sterian Dictionaries From Ad
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busines demands the withdrawal of
the Pioneer Dictionary, you have no
time to lose in clipipng that coupon.
Even for the sake of further educat
ing the public the present dastribu
tion cannot be continued. In a few
days the proposition of supplying the
big little bundles of ready reference
information bound in limp leather
will be abandoned and the book that
is worth $5.00 will be placed upon
the shelves of book stores, the pre
sentation will end, and the sale at
$4.00 a volume will be started.
You will have to hurry.
In an effort to bar ignorance and
incompetence in order to raise the
standard of their profession, sten
ographers of Bemidji are giving the
educational campaign their unani
The reason for the low average of
wages paid the toilers at the type
writer has been given by employers
as a lamentable lack of knowledge
of the English language, spelling
and punctuation, on the part of the
The plan which the Pioneer has
suggested and the stenographers are
eagerly endorsing is that each opera
tor who is anxious to better his or
her condition obtain the best and
handiest work of English ever com
piledthe New Websterian 1912
Practical experience has proved
that by using the work as an error
eliminator perfect copy can be pro
duced and the argument of the
employer that the employe is not
worth more than the low salary paid
The demand of stenographers for
dictionaries is growing hourly, and
the result is sure to be more money
and better work.
This dictionary is not published
by the original publishers of Web
ster's dictionary, or by their succes
Clip the coupon from another page
of this issue.
Notice to Water Consumers.
Break in main line on Bemidji
avenue and Ninth street. Water will
be shut off from Fifth street to Tenth
street, on Bemidji avenue. Also the
district east of Bemidji avenue to
Tenth street commencing at 7 o'clock
Mrs. E. Curtice went for a week's
visit to Thief River last Thursday.
Alfred Jackley returned from
North Dakota where he has been
threshing last Friday.
Mrs. Styles and Mrs. Jackley drove
to Carmel last week.
Mrs. Frank Hendrickson is slight
ly under the weather this week.
WHEN HARMON WAS A BOY
Example of 8hrewdness That the"Av
erage Mother Would Meet'
___ U^ J. V*
Gov. Judson Harmon of OSlo*
though a fearless speaker on occa*
sion. Is equally noted for his preg
nant silences. When he was a small
boy in an Ohio village his chief plajr.
mate was another small boy named
Among the legitimate objects of
boyish foray the pair at one time
gave their attention to a supply of
fruit which Judson"* mother had
stored in a cherished recess When
Mrs Harmon finally discovered that
the fruit was diminishing she prompt
ly attributed the loss, with a mother's
partiality, to her son's playmate,
whose roguish traits were glaringly
apparent to her.
Bill at his next visit received her
vigorous denunciation without affirma
tive or denial, though not without
glances of indignant inquiry at Jud
son, who stood silently by, with a
simulation of surprise and regret.
As soon as the boys had escaped to
the yard, Bill, in righteous wrath at
the supposed treason of his pal, burst
"Look here, Jud! Were you ornery
enough to lay the blame o' that steal
in' on to me?"
"Course not!" Jud replied "What do
you take me for?"
"Well, it looked mighty like you had,
when you stood there all the time
"Yes, Bill," admitted Judson, with a
cautious glance toward the house.
"But as long as there's any fruit left,
let 'em suspect you. If they're all the
time watchin' the outside I can be
usefuller on the inside. See?"Judge,
PLAN TO USE OCEAN WATER
Engineers of California City Have
Project Which Does Credit
to Their Ingenuity.
This city is considering a unique
plan for solving the serious water
problem which it faces. The supply
Is already inadequate, and an applica
tion for a part of the Owens river
from Los Angeles has not been grant
ed. Now it is proposed to distill
ocean water for domestic purposes,
and the municipality may purchase
the Burning mountain, several miles
OP the coast in the Santa Monica
range, for use as a heating plant. It
Is believed the sea water could be car
ried through a "U" pipe deep to the
interior of the smoking hill and
distilled at practically no cost Power
might be produced, some engineers
think, that would enable the muni
cipality to maintain an electric light
ing plantSanta Monica Correspond
dence San Francisco Chronicle.
Crosses Lake on Water Shoes.
A German cabinet maker has con
structed a pair of water shoes with
the help of which he walks upon the
water He has already crossed Lake
Amner, in Bavaria, 12,000 feet wide,
in two hours.
These water shoes are really two
long, narrow boxes of pine wood,
squared off at the rear end and shaped
like the bow of a boat in front To
preserve his balance the traveler
grasps two upright posts At the outer
edge of each boat or shoe three small
paddles, shaped like rudders, are fast
ened. These move on hinges and are
worked by a sliding mechanism that is
operated by the traveler pushing hi?
feet forward alternately, like a boy
learning to skate. He can travel rap
idly and with safety on smooth water,
although the apparatus is probably not
fit for use in stormy weather. Those
who have tested it assert that it does
not tax the strength as much as row*
ing a moderately sized boat. The in
ventor uses his water shoes almost
every day for crossing the lake and
traJKSpofflng Ills tools "and a~moderati
amount of luggage. $&yB3qg!KSg|g&
S%Womm Bank President.
Mrs. Elizabeth Davidson has the dis
tinction of being the only woman bank
president in the state of Maine and
the fourth in this country. The bank
was founded 19 years ago and for 13
years continued -under the same man
agement and in the same small rented
room. The first president dying, the
directors elected Mrs. Davidson to
take his place. It was such a small
matter that they were willing to trust
it to a woman. Mrs. Davidson went
into the business with such vim that
the deposits increased from hundreds
to thousands and tens of thousands.
From one rented room the bank quar
ters increased steadily, and a short
time ago it was moved into a fine new
building erected for it. Mrs. Davidson
attends every meeting of the directors
and keeps in close touch with every
detail of the business.
When Right Seemed Wrong.
Brown, a stranger in a Canadian
city, stopped a pert looking newsboy
and asked directions to a well-known
park. He grew wrathy as he repeat
ed the urchin's instructions.
"Take any old street car," Brown
"Yes." "And at the end of the line change
to the first young street car. Is that
what you said?"
"Yes," answered the boy with a
grin. Then he shied off at the gentle
man's gesture toward his cheek.
"You'd better run," Brown called
after him "you needn't try your
smart tricks on me, or I'll thrash you."
FP walked away, stopped at a news
dealer's to buy a city guide, and found
the directions to the park as follows
"Take any Olde street car to the end
of line, then change to Yonge."
Humor In Music.
As to the possibility of humor in
music, the London Telegraph says: "II
composers and performers had more
of the sense of humor, music's ap
peal would be immensely wider. The
truth is that musical performers are
far too apt to take themselves too
seriously." The solemn attitude ol
some musicians toward their art was
humorously rebuked recently by a
well known New York pianist, who
remarked to his gifted wife, also a
pianist, at the conclusion of a per
formance by the latter: "My dear
don't look so doleful' Music isn't
"uneral music is a joke
Public Paper Adulterated.
The committee on printing discov
ers that the paper used in govern
ment work has been so adulterate^
that the durability of public records
is seriously imperiled The adultera
tion consists in substituting clay foi
the more substantial wood or rag
fiber. Hence the paper is likely tc
crumble in less than a century Ev
ery year the government spends foi
paper $1,0000,000. The public printei
has advertised for bids on 25,00(1
pounds of paper, but the use of cla
and mineral fillers for the future wW
closely watched and restricted.
Postman Has Walked Far.
An official walk of 200,000 miles has
been accomplished by Leonard Wavell,
a rural postman of Sandown, Isle of
Wight, England. For the last 18 years
he has daily walked from Sandown tq
Newchurch, via Apse Heath and Borth
wood and back, a distance of about 20
miles. During the previous 13 years
he covered the same district from
Newport, the total distance covered
being about the same. Thus for 31
years he has walked 20 miles daily.
'^ondon ^aily Mail.
$I.OO per Bushel
90c per Bushel
Cash on Delivery
It always pays to wait for the "Old
Reliable," 16 years in business, still
ready to serve you at bottom prices,
than the outside peddler.
W. G. SCHROEDERS
DEPARTMENT STORE I
BEMIDJI, MINN. C^TJ?jl^
Royalty and the Photographer.
A Paris newspaper has been enter
taining its readers with articles as to.
the predilections of royal personages'
for photography. The late King Leo
pold, of Belgium, abhorred the pho
tographer and all his works. When
his majesty met a man with a camera
he always did his best to avoid him,
either turning away or. pulling his
hat over his eyes. Queen Alexandra
Is favorably disposed to the photog
raphers, and so was King Edward,
provided they did not cause him any
inconvenience. The Queen of Spain
is also gracious to the man with the
camera. On one occasion a photog
rapher followed her persistently. She
sent one of her attendants to Inquire
the reason. The man's answer was
irresistible: '1 take photographs to
gain my dally bread." The queen
stopped, saying, '1 did not know
that," and allowed him to snapshot
Old Oak Frigate Sold.
The old British oak frigate South
ampton has been sold by the admiral
ty to ship-breakers. This Interest
ing old ship was laid down at Dept
ford dockyard at 1806, the year after
the battle of Trafalgar. Owing to the
demand for seasoned oak at that time
she was not completed until 1818. She
did good service on the South African
station, and in 1841 she saved Natal
from the Boers by covering the lanoV
Ing of two regiments of infantry. In
June 1867, she was lent by the British
admiralty as a training ship for boys
to the Hull committee. She will be
broken up at Blyth, her timbers being
reconstructed into useful articles dj
furniture as mementoes of one of the
last of the wooden walls of Old Enp
Lincoln's Views on Labor.
President Lincoln is sometimes said
to have held advanced views on the
labor question the actual words
which he used, on which this asser
tion is usually based, are to be found
In his first annual message to con
gress, written fifty years ago this
month (as reprinted in the New York
Evening Post): "Labor is prior,to
and independent of capital. Capital
is only the fruit of labor, and could
never have existed if labor had not
first existed. Labor is the superior of
capital, and deserves much the higher
consideration." This was said In a
discussion of the slavery question.
Armored automobiles are now being
used by banks and safe deposit com
panies for the transportation of val
uables, says a contributor to the
Bankers' Magazine. Each car is, in
effect, a portable safe, the body of the
car being lined with steel, and there
being an entrance only at the front of
the vehicle, which carries two armed
guards besides the chauffeur. Boston,
it is said, has been the leader in dls
placing the old-fashioned bank mes
senger, with his satchel in hand, by
these new instrumentalities for trans
porting money and valuables.
Fewer Sunday School Scholars.
The number of Sunday school schoi
ars in the Congregational churches of
England and Wales decreased frqm
698,465 in 1906 to 655,548 in 1911. Con
gregational church membership has
decreased by 5,234 as compared with
a decrease of 16,133 in the member
ship of the Baptist churches.
8et Study for Physicians.
The American Medical association
is to make a study of methods of
resuscitation from electrical shock.
Many eminent physicians and elec
trical engineers are to co-operate in
the Investigation, which it is hoped
will have Important practical results
WANTEDTen men clearing land in
"Heffron" swamp 1-4 mile west of
town, wages $2.25 per day. B. F.
WANTEDGood girl for general
housework. Mrs H. W. Bailey,
605 Minnesota avenue.
WANTEDGirl for general house
work. Mrs. E. E. Kenfield, 611
WANTEDMan to work on farm.
Good wages, steady joh. Phone
WANTEDTable waiter at Lake
FOR SALETypewriter ribbons for
every make of typewriter on the
market at 50 cents and 75 cents
each. Every ribbon sold for 75
cents guaranteed. Phone orders
promptly filled. Mail orders given
the same careful attention as when
you appear in person. Phone 31.
The Bemidji Pioneer Office Supply
FOR SALE}The Bemidji lead pen
cil (the best nickel pencil in the
world, at Netzer's, Barker's, O. C.
Rood's, McCuaig's, Omich's, Roe &
Markusen's and the Pioneer Office
Supply Store at 5 cents each and
60 cents a dozen.
FOR SALE104 acres of hardwood
timber land in section 31, township
148, north range 34, town of Lib
erty, Beltrami county. Price for
whole tract $1,500. Apply at Pio
FOR SALESmall fonts of type,
several different points and in
first class condition. Call or write
this office for proofs. Address Be
midji Pioneer, Bemidji. Minn.
FOR SALE80 acres good farm land
in town of Liberty, section 25. A
snap if taken this fall. Write or
call on Tom Smart or G. E. Carson.
FOR SALE!Rubber stamps. The
Pioneer will procure any kind of
rubber stamp for you on short no
FOR SALEOne ten-year-old horse
for sale. Inquire at W. G. Schroe
The Pioneer Want Ads
OASH WITH OOPY
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Regular charge rate 1 cent per word per insertion. No ad taken for less than
15 cents. Phone 31
MOW THOSE WANT ADS
DO THE BUSINESS
The 'Pioneer goes everywhere so that everyone has a neighbor who
takes it and people who do not take the paper generally read their neighbors
so your want ad gets to them all.
J Cent a Word Is All It Costs
FOR SALEFour room house on
ftany who have been seeking for work
have found it through our Classified ads.
They cost one-half cent a word per inser
Bemidji avenue Inquire 911 Bel
FOR SALESinger bird and cage
for sale cheap. 418 Irvine avenue
FOR RENT OR SSAL.&uood four
room house. Can be bought on
reasonable monthly payments En
quire J. J. Opsahl, 1101 Bemidji
FOR RENT6-room house, 805 Min
nesota avenue. Enquire at 803
Minnesota avenue. Possession at
FOR RENT3-room house
1221 Beltrami avenue.
FOR RENTHouse, 215 Irvine ave
Inquire Frank Lane 307 Third St
LOST AND FOUND
LOSTAmythist rosary with E C.
on back of cross. At Brinkman
Theatre or on Beltrami avenue
Please return to Pioneer office.
FOUNDAt post office, crochet bag
Owner can have same by proving
property and paying for this ad.
LOSTChain fob with charm,
please return to J. Hennessy or
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North Dakota offers unlimited op
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fied advertisers. The recognized
advertising medium is the Fargo
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the only seven-day paper In the
state and the paper which carries
the largest amount of classified
advertising. The Courier-News
covers North Dakota like a blank
et reaching all parts of the state
the day of publication it is the
paper to use in order to get re
sults rates one cent per word first
insertion, on-half cent per word
succeeding insertions fifty cents
per line per month. Address the
Courier-News, Fargo, N. D.
MME. DARRELLManicurist, will
be at the Brinkman hotel, to give
treatments for wrinkles, black
heads and blemishes of all kinds
BOUGHT AND SOLDSecond hand
furniture. Odd Fellows building
across from postoffice, phone 129
Subscribe for The Pioneer
LODGEDOM IN BEMLDJL
A. O. V. W.
Bemidji Lodge No
277. Regular meeting
nightsfirst and third
Monday, at $ o'clock,
at Odd Fellows hall.
402 Beltrami Are.
8 P. O. S.
Bemidji Lodge No. 1SS2.
Regular meeting nights
first and third Thursdays
8 o'clockat Masonic hall
Beltrami Ave, and Fiftt
every second and fourth
Sunday evening, at
o'clock in basement of
rao: OP KOBTOB
Meeting nights every
second and fourth Monday
evenings, at Odd Fellows
p. o. a.
Regular meeting night*
every 1st and 2nd Wednes
day evening at 8 o'clock.
0 A. IS.
and third Saturday after
noons, at 2.X8at Odd Fe
lows Halls. 402 Beltrasu
X. O. O. P.
Bemidji Lodge No lit
Regular meeting nights
every Friday. 8 o'clock
at Odd Fellows Hall.
O O F. Camp No. 84
Regular meeting every seconc
and fourth Wednesdays at 9
o'clock at Odd Fellows HalL.
Rebecca Lodge. Regular
meeting nights first
third Wednesday at S o'clock.
1 O. O. F. Hall
KglOKTH OP wwnat
Bemidji Lodge No. ICa
Regular meeting nightsex*
ery Tuesday evening at ft
o'clockat the Bagles* HaU,
&ABX3SS OP TMM MAQ
Regular meeting atght
last Wednesday evening
in each oiantfe.
283. Regular meeting
flrst and third
Wednesdays, 8 o'clockat
Masonic Hall, Beltrami
Ave., and Fifth St.
Bemidji Chapter No. 7*
R. A. Stated convocations
hrst ana third Mondays. &
o'clock mat Masonie
Hall Zellrami Ave., and Fifth
filkanah Commandery No. 8t
K. T. Stated conclavesecond
and fourth Fridays, 8 o'clock
p. m.at Masonic Temple, Bel
tram! Ave, and Fifth St.
O. E fa. Chapter
Regular meeting nights,%171.No
first and third Fridays,
o'clock at Masonic Hal)
Beltrami Ave. and Fifth
Roosevelt, No. 1621.
Regular meeting nights
Thursday everdngs at
o'clock in Odd Fellows
Bemidji Camp No. 6011*
Regular meeting nights
first and third Tuesdays St
8 o'clock at Odd Fellows
HalL 402 Beltrami Ave.
Regular meeting nights on
the first and third Thursdays
in the O. O. F. Hall at I
HOSTS OP XZSKAjr.
Meetings held third
Sunday afternoon of each
month at Troppmaa's
Meetings the .first Friday
evening of the month at
the home of Mrs. H. F
Schmidt, S0 Third street.
Who Sells It?
Here they are all in a row. They
seU it because it's the best nickel
pencil on the market today and
will be for many days to come.
The Bemidji Pencil
stands alone in the .five cent
world. It is sold on your money
back basis. A store on every
street and in surrounding cities.
Here Tiny Are:
Oarimon'a Variety Store
Barker's Drug and Jew
W. Q. Sohroeder
O. O. Rood & Oo.
E. F. Bettor's Phormooy
J. P. Omtoh'm Olgar
Roe & Markuuen
F. O. Tronpmaa A Oo.
The Fair Store
OMeeewe Trading Store
Bemidji Pioneer Smoaiy
Retailers will receive immediate
shipments in gross (more or less) by
calling Phone 31, or addressing the
Bemidji Pioneer Supply Store, Bemidjt,