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MARCH 8. 1S7.
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The Weekly Vloneer.
Eight pages, containing a summary
ef the news of the week. Published
every Thursday and sent postage paid
te any address for 1.60 In advance.
Published every afternoon except Sun
day by the Bemidjl Pioneer Publishing
Company. x m. OAMOV. BBSV
KAWOB DAJTB, Bditor.
The Pioneer has completed ar
rangements whereby it is prepared to
give its subscribers and other cit
izens the most comprehensive elec
tion service that has ever been avail
able in Bemidji.
The Tuesday afternoon edition will
carry short leads telling of the in
dications of how the presidential
election is going in the principal
states. From 6 p. m. to 10 p. m.
the Pioneer and Markham hotel will
combine in a service which will give
a fifty word bulletin every half hour
telling of the drift of national, state,
congressional and Minneapolis mayor
Early Wednesday morning, the
Pioneer will have an extra on the
street which will be delivered free to
the homes of its regular subscribers.
This extra will contain the figures
of the city vote by wards and such
other matter as will come in over
the leased wire between 3 a. m. and
6 a. m. During the day Wednesday
UP to 6 p. m. it will receive addi
This service means that the editor
and part of the shop force must work
steadily from Tuesday morning until
Wednesday night. It also means a
generous outlay of money for the
United Press service, telephone and
telegraph tolls, and the cost of set
ting up and printing the extra. No
other small town daily in the state
is attempting to even approach such
a complete service for its readers.
Advertisers will please notice that
all ads run Tuesday night will be re
peated Wednesday morning without
Persons not subscribers should or
der the paper at once and have the
extra delivered free.
Be Sure to Vote,
No candidate is satisfied that he
will he elected Tuesday. Each one
Joins in the request that every voter
exercise his right and power of suf
frage. Vote "Yes" on all amend
ments hut No, 6. Kill that. Re
member good roads is tied up in
Goo4 County Officials.
Andrew Johnson will fill out the
sheriff's office and make the court
house contain one of the most effi
cient groups of county officials in the
state. All of the men are hard work
ers, take an interest in their work,
work for the county and not only de
serve re-election but will cause a
distinct loss to the county if not
In times past the Pioneer has
pointed out in its columns the im
portance of having experienced men
in these positions. Tonight it wants
to call particular attention to the
offices of the county treasurer and
superintendent of schools. A des
perate fight is being made to un
seat the present incumbents.
George French had had some ex
perience in the line when he went
into the office and has proved his
worth since he has been there. His
duties are technical and to put in an
inexperienced man would tend to
throw the work into confusion. Mr.
Geil is making an efficient chief of
police of Bemidji and it would be a
distinct loss of the people of this
community to have him oust Mr.
French and so leave the police de
partment without an efficient head.
Mr. Stewart has brought the coun
ty schools to a point where they are
now receiving more state aid than
ever before. He has seen to the or
ganization of central districts so the
county now leads in consolidated
schools. The duties of the superin
tendent are of such a nature that he
is compelled to make long trips into
wild and rarely visited parts of the
county, both in summer and winter.
With all due respect to Miss Heffron
such trips are no. place, for a woman..
There Is no valid reason why elth-J
er Mr. French or Mr. Stewart should
be forced out of the offices they have
so credibably filled. Can the county
afford to- lose expert services simply
to gratify personal desire and am
James Manahan won the Republi
can nomination for congressman at
large- in Minnesota squarely on his
record for progressive principles and
progressive accomplishment. Coming
from Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1905, im
bued with an ideal of a democracy in
which the people really rule, a con
test with the House of Hill was in
evitable, and the feeling engendered
by his plucky fight before the Minne
sota Railroad and Warehouse Com
mission gave a great impetus to the
Progressive movement in Minnesota.
Since then he has as'a private, citizen
conducted tedious and laborious rate
cases before the Interstate Commerce
Commission which have saved the
people many millions. He stands for
all Progressive measures, and what
is more, he is a man who when he
believes in a thing, works for it until
he gets done. We need such men in
congress.La Follette's Magazine.
$10 for series, to be paid for and in
serted by J. Evan Carson.
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J. EVAN CARSON
Nonpartisan Nominee For
I respectfully solicit your support
at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and
If successful will use my every op
portunity to further the interest of
the county and its citizens.
WILL USE EXTREME CAUTION
PROCURING BONDS, when
needed, and the printing of official
notices will be placed with a view
to economy to those paying for same,
and circulation among the pubilc at
Many of the expenses connected
with this office are paid by those
who have estates to settle and in
many instances a saving can be
made by the judicious handling of
BONDS, PRINTING and LEGAL
jr EVAN CARSON.
This advertisement, costing $10.00
for the series, paid was inserted by
A. R. Erickson for Halvor Steener
son, of Crookston.
Congressman from the Ninth dis
trict The candidate for the peo
ple to be voted upon at the general
election, November 5. He is a
man who is with and for the peo
ple and opposed to the corporations.
You make no mistake in supporting
him election day.
FOR THE GRIP
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'ks*$10.0 for Berlea) gg
Having received the nomination as
candidate for county superintendent
of schools your vote is solicited at
the general election, Tuesday, No
vember. 5th, 1912.
If re-elected I will in the future
to promote the best interests of the
as in the pas.t devote my'whole time
schools of the county.
Yours very truly,
W. B. STEWART.
$10.00 for Series.
Having been nominated for the
office of Representative for the sixty
first district I solicit ycur support, at
the polls Nov. 5. 1912.
I stand for the development of
NORTHERN MINNESOTA and if
elected, I pledge you ray earnest sup
port to all measures coming before
the legislature, to that end.
A. P. RITCHIE,
Ordered and to be paid for by J. L.
George of Bemidji, Minn., $10 for
To the Taxpayers of Beltrami Coun
ty: The undersigned has made but lit
tle stir in his position as candidate
for re-election to the office of county
auditor, for several reasons. Either
I ha\e been a good auditor or a poor
one. If the latter be~the case I
might as well save my time and mon
ey and get back to the "woods." If
the former is the case, as I feel cer
tain it is, others must know It, and
it is not necessary for me to blow
my own horn.
I have worked faithfully for two
years in the service of the people and
have accomplished much that was
needed in the matter of systematizing
the office, opening new records,
which should have been opened years
ago, bringing up the neglected back
work, and putting matters generally
in good shape for whomsoever might
succeed me in the office.
I was under a great handicap when
I took the office a year ago last Jan
uary. I know nothing regarding the
affairs of the office, and knowing
nothing, perhaps promised more than
I was able to fulfill. Had I been
lacking in nerve and business sys
tem, I would have feared to go go
beyond the limit of clerk hire allow
ed by law, and in so doing would
have placed a limit on the work to
be doner.i ~*v
Expecting, however, to pay out of
my own pocket for all extra clerk
hire, I at once put an extra force at
work, supposing all back work could
be cleaned up in a few months. For
tunately the legislature of 1911 pass
ed a law giving the commissioners of
certain counties of small valuation,
the right to' increase the ordinary
clerk aire of auditors to an amount
which mighty be necessary to accomp
lish the work, subject to the approval
of the public examiner and the at
torney general.. Owing to their abil
ity to judge of the work, these two
gentlemen at once agreed, and the
board of commissioner have been
quick to realise the value of the work
done, thus granting the increase
I have two deputies and two clerks,
all of experience and there is not a
lazy bone in any of them. They have
been willing to work nights, Sun
days and holidays and have needed
no driving at any time. I have never
expected them to work unless I was
The current work has largely in
creased in the last two years. More
tax' certificates were issued in 1911
than had been issued in all the pre
vious years since the organization
of the county, and more were issued
in 19^2 than for all years before in
cluding 1911. Each one'of these cer
tificates means more than ten times
the amount of work needed, if taxes
were paid up-promptly, instead of be
ing allowed to go Into judgment.
Regarding the policy of changing
auditors every two years, I can say
only this: I have been in the office
for nearly two years and I find that
there are some things yet to learn.
A new auditor would require as much
time to learn the routine and then
probably give way to another in two
years. No first class business house
would think of doing such a thing.
Experience is what they want and
are willin to pay for.
The auditors' office is the last place
where a change of head is beneficial
to the taxpayers. There are too
many matters in process at all times,
matters that require a week or a
month to complete, and if changes
are made the system is broken and
chaos reigns once more.
J. L. GEORGE. Adv
$5.00 for Series.
J. C. THOMPSON
Candidate for County Commissioner
At the Urgent request of a com
mittee of citizens I hereby announce
myself as an Independent Candidate
for the office of county commission
er from the Fifth district. 1 have
lived in this county twenty years
and if elected will fill the office to
the best of my ability and will en
deavor to give the county a good
"It is a pleasure to tell you that
Chamberlain's cough Remedy is the
best cough medicine I have ever
used," writes Mrs. Hugh Campbell,
of Lavonia, T*a. "I have used it with
all my children and the results have
been highly-satisfactory." For sale
by Barker's Drug Store.Adv.
To the.Voters of Beltrami County:
of the voters .of the county., #4?^f^
IMPERIAL UNIVERSAL fire bo7x.
All Stoves sold on the monthly payment plan or
5 per cent Discount for cash.
Your money back if you want it.
GIVEN HARDWARE CO.
316-318 Minn. Ave. BEMIDJI, MINN. Phone 57
This space reserved by the
Bemidji Townsite& Improvement Co.
For price of lots, terms etc.,
INQUIRE OF T. C. BAILEY,
Bemidji Townsite & Improvement Co.
520 Capital Bank Building
READ THE PIONEER WANT ADS
Amount to Be Paid, $10.00
IF Ml BU J!
gives more heat from
a ton ofcoal than any
other stove. It con
trols the heat better,
thereby giving more
comfort, which is the
big reason for buying
a stove at all.
Carried In Two Sizes:
No. 50 has a 154n.
fire box, price, S65
Republican Candidate for
Register of Deeds
I want to say just a fewjwordsjto the voters of the county
today and on the day of election. While I have endeavored In
my canvass for the office of Register of Deeds to see each and
every voter, It is quite possible that I have missed a number
of them whom it would have been a pleasure to have met. To
those whom I have met and to those whom I have unfortunately
missed in my canvass of the county, I desire to say that I shall
appreciate your support at the polls, on November 5th,. 1912.
My efforts will be to see that the office is placed on as high
a standard as possible and to see that each and every taxpayer
receives the services in the office that they are entitled to.
My campaign has been conducted along lines which have not been
intended to throw discredit upon my opponent, but rather to
present the advantages of my own candidacy. I do not approve
of any other method of campaigning, and so whatever be the re-
sult, I shall feel that I have not resorted to methods which
will invite criticism or which would lower the dignity of the
office to which I aspire.
The records will show that the office has been conducted in
firstclass manner. I have handled it as economically as possi-
ble. Every deed, abstract and title is carefully made out. I
have given the taxpayers the service they are entitled to and on
that record ask for .re-elect ion.
With one final expression of appreciation for all who have
assisted me in my candidacy and with gratefulness for the votes
to be registered in my favor, I le#e my candidacy in the hands
Yery respectfully yours,
J.* 0. Harris Register of Deeds.
LODGEDOM IN BEMIDJL
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Bemidji Lodge No
t77. ^Regular mootln*
.night*Orat and third
Monday, at S o'clock,
t Odd Follows hall.
401 Beltrami Am.
B. T. O. S.
Bemidji Lodo No. itffe
Regular meeting night*
first and third Thursdays
8 o'clockat Masonic hall
Beltrami Ave., and Fifth
every second and fourth
Sunday evening, at
o'clock In basement of
Meeting nights every
second and fourth Monday
evenings, at Odd Fellows
T. O. M.
Regular meeting nights
every 1st and 2nd Wednes
day evening at o'clock,
and third Saturday after
noons, at t:t*at Odd Fe*
lows Balls, 402 BeltraaJ
X. O. O. V.
Bemidji Lodge No. lit
Regular meeting nights
every Friday, 8 o'clock
at Odd Fellows Han,
O. O. F. Camp No. 84
Regular meeting every second
and fourth Wednesdays at 8
o'clock at Odd Fellows HalL
Rebecca Lodge. Regular
meeting nights first ana
third Wednesday at 8 o'clock.
I. O. O. F. HalL
nrxcmra or rrraaa
Bemidji Lodge No. 188.
Regular meeting nightsex
9ry Tuesday evening at
o'clockat the Eagles* Hsll.
&A8XZ8 OF XAO-
Regular meeting night
last Wednesday evening
in each month.
288. Regular meeting
nights first and third
Wednesdays, 8 o'clockat
Masonic Hall, Beltrami
Ave., and Fifth St.
Bemidji Chapter No. 7i_
A. M. Stated convocations.
first and third Mondays,
o'clock p. m.at Masonic
Hall Zeltraml Ave., and Fifth*
Elkanab Commandery No. 88
K. T. Stated conclavesecond
and fourth Fridays, 8 o'clock
P- m.at Masonic Temple, Bel
trami Ave., and Fifth St.
O. fi. S. Chapter No. 171,
Regular meeting nights
first and third Fridays, 8
o'clock at Masonic Hall,
Beltrami Ave., and Fifth
M. B. A.
Roosevelt, No. 1628.
Regular meeting nights
Thursday evertngs at 8
o'clock in Odd Fellows
M. W. A.
Bemidji Camp No. 6812.
Regular meeting night*
flrst and third Tuesdays at
8 o'clock at Odd Fellows
Hail, 402 Beltrami Ave.
Regular meeting nights os
the first and third Thursdays
in the O. O. F. Hall at
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, 8f Third street.
Who Sells It?
Here they are all in a row. They
sell 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 Jfivel cent
world. It is sold on your money
back basis. A store on every
street and in surrounding cities.
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