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HABOM J. BAITS, Editor.
Winter Is Here.
A low thermometer, and snow
should be convincing proof that win
ter is here but Bemidji must really
be in the banana belt for the park
benches are still chained to the trees.
The Commission Plan Here.
Under the charter used by Bemidji
at present, city business is looked af
ter by a series of committees consist
ing of councilmen and appointed by
the president of the council. These
committees act under the direction of
the entire council. The city has a
clerk who is largely a bookkeeper
and who has practically no authority
to care for city business or property
except under the direction of the
The city has a mayor who attends
council meetings but who has no vot
ing power. He recommends the po
lice for appointment so is virtually
the head of the force. He has sundry
powers but is not a real executive
head as the power of action is center
ed in the council. The council ap
points a street commissioner who is
without discretionary powers and
who acts under orders of the street
committee. It also appoints a jani
tor and fire wagon driver but the
janitor acts under the building com
mittee and the driver under the fire
None of the councilmen are paid
for their services to the city and yet
they are required to meet twice a
month and spend a long evening on
city business. Is it any wonder,
then, that during the intervening
time they prefer to attend to their
own business and let the city busi
ness slide? When the fire insurance
men met here last spring the
assistant state fire marshal! ordered
that one of the stoves in the city hall
be boxed in as there was danger of
fire .in its present position. The jan
itor knows this and so does the coun
cil, yet he is without authority to
have the matter remedied. The build
ing committee of Messrs. Kline, Crip
pen and Smart evidently have been
too busy with their own affairs to see
to this change.
Many people want a skating rink
made on the lake. That matter was
taken up with the street commission
er who said that he acted under or
ders of the street committee of
Messrs. Moberg, Smart and Bisiar.
They will investigate, report to the
council and then the rink may or
may not be made. A sidewalk or
crossing may be wanted somewhere
in" town. The matter must be taken
through several different hands be
fore any final action can possibly be
taken. All of this red tape means de
lay and incidentally a scattered re
sponsibility that is bad for all con
cerned. If the city hall catches fire
from the stove condemned by the
state and burns to th ground, who is
to blame under our present form of
A proper charter will give Bemid
ji one or three men to do the work
now handled by the council through
its many committees. These men
should be men financially responsible,
should be under bond and paid for
their work. Then the people will
have someone to look to for actual
quick results. Such a commission
can stop the thousands of leakages
which exist here today and which are
no small factor in making the city
taxes what they are. The present
city government probably was all
right in the days when men had plen
ty of time, the city was small and
personal interest was great It is
The movement started in Galves
fcon_and Des Moines is sweeping the
country. Why? Because it is the
business, government ot the twentieth
century. "Bemidji must get its city
affairs on a bu^ihess^'basis and the
sooner the better.'
Who issues from the vale of tears
And whispers low, "Aft will be welt*
Shall garner gold fronrc&Sjrren years
And walk in fields -of asphodel.
*T don't think we had better lose
any time about calling on our new
neighbors," said Mrs. Mainchance.
"Why?" inquired her husband.
"I have watched them unload the
moving van and they have a lot of
things we will want to borrow^*
Why did yotrglvetthat^servant such
a fine letter of recommendation?"
asked one woman.
"I waB willing to do anything," re
plied the other, "to get her to go
One on the Surgeon.
"When I die," remarked Cholly, '1
think I'll leave my brain to some
"Don!t do it," advised Algy. "TheBe
practical jokes are bad form vorjr bad
term, old top."
OLD TIME REMEDY
DARKENS THE HAIR
Gives Color, Lustre to Faded and
Gray HairDandruff Quickly
For generations Sage and Sulphur
have been used for hair and scalp
troubles. Almost everyone knows
the value of such a combination for
keeping the hair a good even color,
for curing dandruff, itching scalp
and falling hair, and for promoting
the growth of the hair. Years ago
the only way to get a hair tonic of
this kind was to make it in the home,
which was troublesome and not al
ways satisfactory. Nowadays, almost
any up-to-date druggist can supply
his patrons with a ready-to-use prod
uct, skillfully prepared in perfectly
An ideal preparation of this sort
is Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair
Remedy, in which Sage and Sulphur
are combined with other valuable
remedies for scalp troubles and thin,
weak hair that is'losing its color or
coming out. After using this rem
edy for a few days, you will notice
the color gradually coming back,
your scalp will feel better, the dan
druff will soon be gone, and in less
than a month's time there will be a
wonderful difference in your hair.
Don't neglect your hair if it is full
of dandruff, losing its color or com
ing out. Get a fifty cent bottle of
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur from your
druggist, and see what a few day's
treatment will do for you. All drug
gists sell it, under guarantee that
the money will be refunded If the
remedy is not exactly as represented.
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 having only the best
money can buy.
SCHWANDT & MARIN
Let U8 prove to you that our
Variety store leads in
It will cost you nothing to
FARMERS LAND CO.
Northern Minnesota Lands
for sals. Information re
gardlng land buying sheer
Security State Bank Bldg..
We strive to soil.
But we strive harder to please.
Courteous attention has
won over many Jewelry cue*
tomers to us.
George T. Baker 4b Co.
(rive Him a
"It will make fair weather when the
boys get together."
No chance of going wrong on a
You get that ^up to the minute"
stylethat lasttngltbyal nickel finish
that does not tarnish, and more im
portant still, a lamp that heats in a
jiffy. The mo^t satisfactory made.\
GIVEN HARDWARE CO.
four Monmy BmokH You Wmnf
316-318 BEMIDJI f) RHONE 67
Black Silk Stove Polish
is different. Ituwt*
not Ory out: can be
used to Uie lastflrop liquid ami, paste .one
cj'-allty absolutely nu'"waste r.o dust or
dirt. You sret your money's worth.
Is not only most ecoiiomi r.!, imt it viva a brll-
liant.Bilk?-l(!$trf-tlta*t. WFW 1 m.pd with any
other polish. j:i-iek fri.!: j-.,. t'oes cot
riih off-It ls tour itmr-s l-v tn'ii'liury pol
lsbfro it J-....1
oik .id money.
1 vou want
W*tk :-Vb. i* i-n't the best
Btov, |..iu-t 1 vc used
your dea.er v.sii refund your
money. P.Iack Silk Stove PoMsl*
Works. Stoning, Illinois.
ninei F'lk .'."r Hrrlas Iron
FOKEI'-I 1 jegisters.
..v s. i'.il nutotuobile
!r in litems rastlng.
I' Blurt FMIi JMBS Polish tor
silv-r .i., i fi.-..it:iware,o
bnu-s. Hi .rj,--i!Hickly,easily
ml Icivewtt liriltiant surface.
It has no equal tor use on au
Buy your needs
for the fshool
in Bemidji at the
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, Shoos, Groceries
Third St. Bemidji
*N0 NORTJEmN NA
JRT H^ffiaL TI
RN OLD, STRONG AND AL
Our local merchants and
the offlcsrs are the stookhold
ers of this bank.
BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
MONEY TO LOAN
ON EARM 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 aTe not al
ready a customer, you do not
know how well we can please
you in quality and satisfy
you in quantity.
W. G. SCHROEDER
THE GIVEN HARDWARE CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Phone 57 316 Minnesota Ave
BEMIDJI, &::* MINN.
Wrapped in Wax Paper.
Bottled Milk and Cream.
It matters not where you reside or what you want, the merchants below can it get 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 MARKU8EN
207 Fourth street, Bemidji.
f. TOM SMART
Dray and Transfer
ST. HILAIRE RETAIL LUM-
Coal and wood also for sale
Minnesota Ave. and R. R. H.
BEMIDJI MUSIC HOUSE
514 Minnesota Ave., Bemidji
If }Ou have ideasif you can THINKWQ will show
you the secrets of this fascinating new~ profession Positively
no experience or literary excellence necessary. No "flowery
language" is wanted.
The demand for photoplays is practically unlimited. The
big film manufacturers are moving "heaven and earth" in their
atterrptsto get enough good plo?s to supply the ever increas-
ing demand They are offerirg $100, and more, for single
scenarios, or written ideas
Nearly all the big film companies, the buyers of photo-
plays, are located in or near NEW YORK CITY. Being
right on the spot, and knowing at all times just what sort of
plots are wanted by the producers, our SALES DEPART-
MENT has a tremendous advantage over agencies situated in
We have received many letters from the big film manu-
facturers, such as VITAURAPH, EDISON, ESSANAY,
LUBIN, SOLAX, IMP, REX, RELIANCE, CHAMPION,
OMET, MELIES, ETC., urging us to send photoplays to
them. We want more writers and we'll gladly teach you the
secrets of success.
We are selling photoplays written by people who
'"never beforewrote a line for publication"
Perhaps we can do the same for you. If you can think of
only one good idea everv week, and will write it cut as directed
by us, and it sells for only $25, a low figure,
Wholesale and retail Pia
nos, Organs and Sewing
J. BISIAR, MANAGER.
Yon Will Earn $100 Monthly for Spare Time Work.
CPCC Send you name and address at Illustrater
Don't hesitate. Don't argue. Write HOW and learn
just what this new profession may mean for you and our future
SAFE AND PIANO MOVING
Res. Phone 68
818 America Avenue
We are Jobbers
No need to send outside of
Bemidji for them.
Pioneer Supply Store
Can Save You Money
RUDOLPH W. KOEPP
Blacksmith and Horse-Shoer
of Plow and Woodwork.
NATIONAL AUTHORS' *543 Broadway
INSTITUTE NEW YORK CITY
Office Phone 12
All kinds of building ma
terial, as much or as little as
you like at the
304 Irvine Aver Bemidji.
t^m^^Wf^^^^^^^^^--^^^^ MONDAY DECEMBE E 9,1012.
WRITE PHOTa PLAYS AND^"
W Wilf Sflow You How
$25-00 OR MORE WEEKLY
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.
BEMIDJI BUILDING AND
is a home institution, and
has money to loan to- build
with or to buy a homo.
BEMIDJI PIONEER PUB. CO.
W. C. KLEIN, Secretary
Rooms 6 and
The store that treats you
Crockery, Glass**"*, House
hold Necessities used every
day. Then come to the store
that saves you money.
...IJUII I I. I
J. P. LAHR
Furniture, Rugs and Stoves,
Phone call 178-2.
323 Minnesota Ave.
Invest in Land
At only $10.00 per acre
You have the
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
BEMJDJI PIONEER PUB. CO Retailers.
*WJS?a of Typewriter Paper and
You save the middleman's
Full ream boxes at from 71
ands up.* B^SJH?.*
i S'r |Wt Sewer and
Phono (55-30* 1
S20 Beltrami Ave.
and FARM IMPLEMENTS
The Hardware Merdiant
THE CR00KST0N LUMBER
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