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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
flay by the Bemidji Pioneer Publishing
X. CABSOR. E. K. DECTT
UBOLD J. SAKE, Editor.
Think It Over.
A Bemidji business man said yes-
terday that although in many cases
he could get better service for his
money if he sent to the large cities,
lie never sent an order out of Be-
midji that could be filled here. This
man believes that it is better for
(himself as well as for the other fel-
low to accept slightly inferior service
*nd have the money stay here than
to send it away and reap merely a
"My business in certain lines does
"not amount to much, "he said, "but
that little stays here. It is the
'Littles' that count and go to make
prosperity. I want to see my neigh-
bors prosperous. It is to my advant-
age also for then they will be able to
assume some of the tax burden that
I have to carry. It seems to me if
every Bemidji business was conduct-
ed with the idea of keeping at home
every dollar possible and making it
work for a bigger and better Be-
midji, we would all gee a noticeable-
Increase in business.'4
^hat sounds reasonable.
i A College Education.
In the fall and in the spring many
people are asking what is the real
Value of a college education. They
ask why it is that a college education
is said to be good for a man or
women when college graduates are
not worth as much when they grad-
uate as many men and women of no
education at all.
Dean Vance, of the college of law
at the ni\ersity, has answered the
question ai the following words:
"All these wordy efforts tofixa
cash valuation upon college training
are equally tolish and entirely ignore
its real significance in social econo-
my. I once stood in a great steel
plant and saw an immense steel in-
got, weighing upwards of two tons
Parted away alter the long and ex-
pensive process bj which it had been
changed Horn pig iron to carbon
of little \alue to steel of great value.
"In that state it cculd not be used
for anything It was not even pret-
ty to look at and was quite too heavy
to play with. A foolish person
might say that a tackhammer was
of more value than that steel ingot
because you could make some use of
a tackhammer, but not of the ingot
but almost anyone would detect the
folly of such a remark. While that
ingot was not useful in its present
form it constituted material out of
which it as possible to make the
most valuable and useful machinery, i
"A man just graduated is not
worth anything in particular in most
cases. He is not at the moment of
graduation as useh'l as the giocei's
boy but he is splendid material trom
which can be made the most valuable
k-nds of workers tor the use and ben-
efit of society
"Every college graduate should re-
cognize that generally speaking the
increment of value due to his college
training is merely potential. He is
merely splendid material ready to be
made into something that is splendid-
ly worth while. It is as foolish for
him to expect to receive high wages
during the pi ogress of being fashion-
ed into something useful as it is for
the business man to expect him to be
something useful before life has tak-
en him and fashioned him for speci-
"Too bad you spoiled all the pic
tures you took at the picnic party."
"I did it on purpose," whispered
the amateur photographer. "You are
always popular when you are taking
people's pictures, but you are liable
to wound their feelings if you come
around later and show them how they
A False Alarm.
"Mrs. Gabbit felt quite foolish last
"How did that.happen?"
"Mr. Gabbit opened his mouth sev
eral times, as if he were just about
to get In a word edgewayB, and Mrs.
Gabbit talked a blue Btreak for an
hour before she found out he wasat
WANTEDGood girl for
housework. Mrs. H. W.Bailey,
605 Minnesota avenue.
The Pioneer Want Ads
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 SALEThe 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
50 cents a dozen.
FOR SALEHouse and lot, 1013
Dewey a\enue. Will sell this prop
erty at a great sacrifice for cash,
also two lots on Dewey avenue
known as the Sprague lots. Ad
dress C, care Pioneer.
H^UH 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 SALETen week old Poland
China pigs at $10 per pair. Eight
half blood Holstein calves at $10
to $25 each. Apply at Alfalfa
Laity Farm, W. G. Schroeder.
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 OR RENTP. N. Ander-
The New PreacherWhere were
the remains of your late husband in
Missionary's WifeThere wereer
erno remains. He stumbled into
the camp of a cannibal tribo.
"Do you know of many men
know how to manage a wife?"
"Oh, there are lots of them."
"Well, will you please tell
where I can find them?"
"Sure. In the insane asylum."
GASH WITH OOP*
72 cent per word per Issue
Regular charge rate 1 cent per word per insertion. No ad taken for 1 ss th-
15 cents. Ph 3 I
HOW 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 t^nborV
so your want ad gets to them all.
J Cent a Word Is All It Costs
"Wife, take that dime novel away
"Then he'll set up a howl."
"Then take him to the piciure show
the corner. Good film today ban
dits robbing a stage coach."
son's house and lot, 513 Minn
avenue. Reasonable price. Inquire
P. N. Anderson.
FOR SALEOne Round Oak hard
coal burner and a cupboard and
bed and Spring. Inquire 412 Ir
vine avenue. Mrs. M. E. Smith.
FOR SALEOne ten-year-old horse
for sale. Inquire at W. G. Schroe
FOR SALEKitchen range, bed and
dresser. Inquire 1018 Bemidji
FOR SALEFour room house on
Bemidji avenue. Inquire 911 Bel
FOR SALESinger t)lrd and cage
for sale cheap. 418 Irvine avenue.
ADVERTISERSThe great state of
North Dakota offers unlimited op
portunities for business to classi
fied advertisers. The recognized
advertising medium is the Fargo
Daily and Sunday Courier-News,
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.
WANTED100 merchants in North
ern Minnesota to sell "The Bemid
ji" lead pencil. Will carry name
of every merchant in advertising
columns of Pioneer in order that
all receive advantage of advertis
ing. For wholesale prices write
or phone the Bemidji Pioneer Of
fice Supply Co. Phone 31. Be
BOUGHT AND SOLDSecond hand
furniture. Odd Fellows building,
across from postoffice, phone 129.
"Oh, the inexperience of youth!"
"What's the matter now?"
"That young man who asked for my
daughter's hand told me he was ma
tag enough to support a family."
"And isn't he?"
"Of course not."
"How much is he making?"
1 don't know."
The Collapsible Life.
"How are you getting along in your
new flat, Pilfurs?"
"Oh, we are quite comfortable now,
and have plenty of room since we be
gan to use collapsible tables, col
lapsible chairs and a couple of col
HARD ON HIM.
The GuestYour wife is such a
handsome woman. I should think
you'd be jealous of her.
The HostI amand for that I
never invite any man here that any
uane woman would take a fancy to.
Some Mind Reading.
"He's a wonder -as a mind reader."
"I never heard him boast of it."
"He doesn't but you just go over to
him with your mind made up to ask
him for the loan of a fiver, and I'll
bet the cigars he'll ask you to loan
him a tenner before you get to within
ten feet of him."
"Women are a contrary lot."
"They sure are. Look how many
of them are blue because they turn
Ladies union suits, ribbed,
Misses' heavy ribbed fine
at Misses' and chileren's
underwear at Boys' underwear
Sugar and cream sets, new
style, imt. star cut
set Child's sweaters, all wool 43c
Misses' sweaters, all wool $1*68
Hair nets, fine mesh,
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE PIONEER
eosEE" CARLSON VARIETY
Fourth Street, Around Postoffice Corner
Worth Your While to See These
Infants' pure wool wrappers
shirts at Child's bear-
Men's wool hose
Clothes pins, package 2lc
SPECIAL WATCH SALE
$2.65 and op
This case is made of solid nickel and not to
be compared with cheap white metal cases.
Dust and Damp Proof Solid
Nickel Case, Complete
with Movement at Greatly
B-411 7-jewel movement $ 2.85
B-413 Elgin 4.65
B-433 15-jewel Waltham 575
B-507 South Bend 875
B-508 Illinois 8".00
B-509 17-jewel Hampden 7.50
B-512 Illinois 8.65
B-510 Rockford Challenge 12.00
B-514 South Bend 13.00
B-515 South Bend (adjusted 21.00
B-511 Hamilton Special 15.00
B-513 Bemidji Special 18.00
B-517 21-jewel Dueber 1650
B-520 Rockford 23*00
B-523 Elgin 25.00
B-525 Waltham 26.00
B-527 Bemidji Chief 30.00
B-530 23-jewel Hamilton I
B-531 Write for prices
Any watch or article of jewelry can be ordered from us by mail with the
greatest confidence, as we sell only RELIABLE GOODS. When arriving in
Bemidji, leave your watch and Jewelry repairing with us. It will be done
promptly at the right price.
Price given on any watch made. Upon request your money on any article
purchased of us if not satisfactory.
GEO. T. BAKER & CO.
Manufacturing Jewelers 116 Third Street
"Humbugged" in thinking that because some "stores" sell
a few leaders, "way down cheap" that everything in that
store is just as cheap as that, because it's not. We use leaders way
Below Cost ourselves.
We wish to make is this: Some stores will have lead-
ers and be supposed to sell Cheap and do on leaders,
when they will charge you $1.25 for a fancy dish or some such article that should
sell for 50c. Is This Honest? And does that store sell cheap?
|\|f\\Af In each and every item that we sell we have only a certainfixedper-
cent, and this is figured as low as it possibly can be in order to pay
ent, expenses and wages. Would you trust a store of this kind? You surely
should. And then when we do put on a special, it's our loss in order to boost
*^CT TIJC UADIT" looking for and reading our "ads."
VAGI InC MMDI I We will try and make them alive.
Childs'white corduroy hoods.
Infants' mittens in colors
Ebony hand brushes
Ladies' golf gloves, extra
quality at Men's golf gloves, double
at Child's waists with elastic
bands and bone buttons
Hair brushes Wc-25c
Porslyn white face hair brush .48c
Carving sets, Sheffield steel, 9 inch
blade, pressed stag han
dles, 3 piece set
Better set, larger, and
genuine stag handles
at All copper tea kettles,
polished and nickel out
side, extra value
All copper and nickeled
coffee pot, good size
"The Big Specials for Saturday
Swift's Pride Cleanser, reg. 10c pkg....5e Flour sifters, regular 10c, each..
With every Broom we soil Saturday a Wc DUST PAN FREE
HOLIDAY GOODSThat Will Be Us
All copper and niekeled tea
pot, 11-2 pint size
at Clothes basket, next to largest size.
made from whole willow,
not split, a bargain
at Towels, extra values at
10c, 15c, 23c
Ladies' wool hose
We want you to come in and see the new goods in all lines.
Stove blacking, regular 10c box.
TRY CARLSON'S FIRST S8iUr*
The Store That Saves You Money
for 3 years
at Ironing boards, made from
selected pine wood
Ladies' hose, fleeced 15c~2S42
Boys' and girls hose, double
knee at Ladies' outing night
Mrs. Potts sad irons, 3 in set ft"p
all polished, complete with
stand and holder, set
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