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SATUBDA*, JAimAEY 4, 1913.
Mrs. E. E. McDonald will return
Tuesday from an extended visit in
the twin cities..
Games and races at the roller rink.
M*ss Mary Ten Eyck, who is teach
ing near Leonard this year, was in
the city shopping today.
Go to Hakkernp for photos.Adv.
Walter Stone of Crookston, arrived
in Bemidji Friday and is the1
his sister, Mrs. Thayer Bailey.
Secure a set of six Rogers AA tea
spoons free with the Pioneer. Ask
how. Come packed in- neat lined
Carl Heffron is expected home
from New York city, where he has
been for some time on business, the
first of next week.
Games and races ait the rink Sun
day afternoon. If you are not a
rough skater, you are welcome.
Mrs. A. G. Wedge returned Friday
evening from an extended visit in the
twin cities, where she has been the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wedge,
Checking accounts, Savings ac
counts, Certificates of Deposit. Which
will you place your money in at the
Northern National Bank.Adv.
Miss Alice and Helen Minnick re
turned Friday evening from.Spooner,
Minnesota, where they have spent
Xmas and New Year with their par
10. To. win, one must know, and
to know, take a course in Mankato
Commercial College, Mankato, Minn.
Miss Christine Berggren returned
Thursday evening from Brainerd,
Minnesota, where she has spent the
Christmas vacation with her parents
Ask to be shown the special prem
iums offered to Pioneer readers. They
will be brought right to your door or
may be seen at this office.
Miss Jessemine Gould/~ who has*
been the guest of her sister, Miss
Etta Gould during the Christmas
holidays, left today for St. Cloud
normal, where she is a student this
The winter flay ground is" always
warm. Come and have a good time.
Miss Olive Cunningham will leave
Monday for Madison, Wisconsin,
where she is a student in the Univer
sity of Wisconsin. She has spent
her holidays with her parents, Mr.
and M. F. Cunningham.
A combination set of Rogers silver
AA butter knife and sugar shell free
to Pioneer subscribers. Set packed
in neatly lined box worth 1.50.
Miss Nell Shannon returned to
Fergus Falls this morning, after
spending the holiday vacation with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Shan
non. Miss Shannon teaches in the
public schools at Fergus Falls.
Persons troubled with partial
paralysis are often very much, bene
fited by massaging the affected parts
thoroughly when applying Chamber
lain's Liniment. This liniment also
relieves rheumatic pains. For sale
by Barker's Drug Store.Adv.
Roland Henrionnet left this morn
ing for Pennington, Minnesota,
where he is teaching. He has spent
his two weeks' vacation as the guest
of his mother, Mrs. A. P. Henrionnet.
Miss Ruby Henrionnet will return to
Pillsbury on Monday.
If your children are subject to at
tacks of croup, watch for the first
symptom, hoarseness. Give Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy as soon as
the child becomes hoarse and the atand
tack may be warded off. For sale
by Barker's Drug Store.Adv.
Miss Marion White left this morn
ing for Milwaukee, after spending
the holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. P. White. Miss White is
a student at Downer college. Harold
White will leave Sunday for Dela
fleld, Wisconsin, where he is attend
ing St. John's Military Academy.
Mrs. A. R. Tabor, of Crider, Mo.,
had been troubled with sick head
ache for about five -years, when she
began taking Chamberlain's Tablets.
She has taken two bottles of them
and they have cured her. Sick head
ache is caused by. a disordered stom
ach for which these tablets are esbe
pecially intended. Try them, get
well and stay well. Sold by Barker's
The season tickets which, were of
fered by W. B. MacLachlan for the
skaters who were present the most
times between Christmas and New
Years were won by Miss Doris Hel
mer and William Ward. Many of the
local skaters 'have already reserved
their skates for the masquerade on
January 14. Special music will be
obtain for this event and four prizes
will be offered.
Here is a remedy that will care
your cold. Why waste time and mo
ney experimenting when you cut get
a prepare*^JiJap won a worW-
wide reputation by its cures for this
disease and can always be depended
upon? It is known everywhere as
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and
is a medicine of real merit. For sale
by Barker's Drug Store.Adv.
Miss Martha Huntosh left this
morning for Jamestown, North Da
kota, where she will be a student at
the Jamestown business college. Miss
Huntosh has made her home with
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Bailey "for the
past twelve years and is well known
in Bemidji. She is a member, in the
Rebecca lodge and has been active in
the Baptist church. She will make
her home with Mrs. Frank Rathman
of Jamestown, who is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Bailey.
"In Two Big Reels
Showing scenes of melting tenderness
and self sacrifice superbly acted.
Scenes of hundreds of men engaged in conflict and madly
galloping horse in lightning charges. See the ride for life
by the Southern girl (Anna little) who saves her brother
and sacrifices the Northern spy whom she loves. See the
cannon blown up with dynamite the horses shot in full
gallop and the sensational falls the capture of the spy and
his execution, and 100 other big scenes.
A Noise Like a Fortune
is one of those side-splitting comedies showing many laugh-
able incidents in the life of a backwoods yo ng man and his
YOU WILL LAUGH
I'll Be With You When the Southern Roses Bloom
Sung by Mrs. Remfrey
Complete Change Sunday Night
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED.
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.unit
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube is in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing:, and where it is en
tirely closed. Deafness is the result,
unless the inflammation can be tak
en out and this tube restored to its nor
mal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever nine cases out of ten are caused
by Catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will grive One Hundred Dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by ca
tarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, o^io.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
The first annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Bemidji Exploita
tion company, will be held January
7, 1913, at eight o'clock p. m., at the
office of D. H. Fisk, in O'Leary-Bow
ser Co., building, for the election of
a board of directors and the transac
tion of such other business as may
Dated Bemidji, Minn., December
ALBERT H. KLEVEN,
CHARLES W. BRANDBORG,
To blacken aluminum alloys, state*
the Electrical Review, Immerse the ai
tlcle in a boiling hot solution of can*
Ue soda of 30 per cent, strength fort
few seconds wash off the excess ol
caustic, dry In sawdust and polish
with a plumbagoed brush.
AJESTIC I HEATRE
"Mary In Stage Land" (Edison)
This is the third story of "What Happened to Mary," appearing in
the October number of "The Ladies' World." It is a brilliant produc-
tionof stage life and of independent interest from the preceding stories.
"On the Line of Peril" (Vitagraph)
A beautiful story of the Civil War, with many dramatic episodes.
"When the Beits ef the Light House
E. A. Curry
"The Geisha Girls of */apai" (Selig)
JA series of pretty pictures, containing views of dating, girts and,
A clever light comedy.
Monday and TuesdaySolig's Mastmrnleco "THE
OOUMT OF MONTE ORISTO" In Thnao Reels.
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Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tab
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MANY USE PARCELS POST
'(Continued from first page).
kuk than it has aa related to Wash
ington, but as the radius of the circles
drawn from Keokuk is the same
length as the radius of the circles
drawn from Washington, Keokuk's
Zone 3ix will be just as far from its
center as Washington's Zone Six is.
How Rates Are Fixed.
It can be seen from this readily
enough that the postal rates from
Washington to its particular zone will
be t&e same as the postal rates from
Kedkuk to its particular zones. Each
unit being about thirty miles square
will of course contain in most cases a
number of postofflces, but each office
in the same unit is considered as be
ing the center of the circles from
which the zones are drawn. They
rates. of postage are fixed from the
In which the sending postofflce is
situated, but the price to every place
in any zone is just the same. To il
lustrate, it will cost exactly the same
amount to send a parcel from Wash
ington to Erie, Pa., that it costs to
send It to Atlanta, Ga., because Erie
and Atlanta with reference to Wash
ington are situated in the fourth
zone. The rates therefore are fixed!
from the unit in which the postofflce
is located, but they are the same
from that office to any point in any
It will be sees by reference to the
table of rates of postage that it will
cost more per pound to send a pack
age a long distance than it does to
send it a short distance. The rate in
creases for a 'package weighing one
pound at the rate of one cent for
each zone. No package weighing
more than 11 pounds can be sent un
der the new parcel post law. It
should be said right Here that on the
long hauls tike parcel post may not"Held
be able to compete with the express
companies, but that on shorter hauls
it can so compete. It was the ex
pressed desire of the legislators and
of the postofflce officials that the par
cel post system should be made of
particular use to persons having farm
and factory -products to transmit to
customers. It is probable that pro
ducers must study the rates of post
age and the convenience of trans
mittal and compare them with the
cost and convenience under present
methods before individually a man can
determine whether he is to profit or
not by the change. Then there Is an
other thing to be considered and
which only can be known definitely
when fuller regnlelions hare been
made to_ specify exactly what kind of
things can be sent by parcel post. It
can said in a general way that any
thing ean be sent T^hich is properly
RATES OF POSTAGE
Parcels weighing four ounces or less are mailable at the rate
of one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce, regardless of
distance. Parcels weighing more than four ounces are mailable
at the pound rate,as shown by the following table, and when mailedE.
at this rate any fraction of a pound is considered a full pound..
A *1st zone 2d S 3d ??4th 6th 7th 8th
Wt Local Zone zone zone
Lbs. rate. rate. rate. rate.
1...$a05-$0.05 $006 $0.07
2... .06 .08 .10 .12
3... .07 .11 .14, .17
4... .14 .18 .22
6 -00 .17 .22 .27
6--- .10 .20 .26 .32
7... .11 .23 .30- .37
8. .12 .26 .34 -42
9. .13 .29 .38 .47
10... .14 .32 .52
11 15 .35 .46 .57
For a full explanation of the rates of postage in the First
Zone see the Parcel Post Guide.
other mail matter with which It may
come in contact.
Copy Foreign Countries.
It is probable that the government
will adopt a means of transportation
for certain kinds of its merchandise
much like those which have been
adopted in parcel post countries
abroad. What the English call ham
pers, basket-like arrangements, prob
ably will be adopted, and as these can
be kept separate from the ordinary
mail matter it is believed that the
regulations as finally adopted will al
low the sending of eggs, butter, dress,
ed poultry, live poultry, honey, fruit,
and other productst olr the country.
The 11-pound limit for a single pack
age may worst! at**first against any
very extended use of the parcel post
for some of the articles which have
been named. Of course, more weight
can be sent if It is sent in different
parcels, but the cost in that case
would be heavier because the in
crease per pound on a single package
is not great up to 11 pounds, and
probably it would Increase at no great
er rate if the government were to
raise the limit of weight which is now
fixed. To make it simpler, it will
cost more to send two packages of 11
pounds than it would to send one
package of 22' pounds if the govern
ment eventually should allow a heavi.
er single package to be carried and
should charge in proportion Just what
It does now for one package of 11
Every postmaster In the United
States will have a parcel post map
like the one, which is here reproduced
except that the zone lines will be
shown with the unit of his postofflce
as a center. All that a postmaster
win have to do when a parcel is pre
sented for transportation is to find
out in what zone the destination of
the package lies. His table will show
him instantly the rate per pound from
the unit in which his postofflce lies
to the zone of the package's destina
tions, the price as has been explained
before, to every postofflce in any one
Bone being the same. The parcel post
will take nothing but fourth-class mat
ter. Printed matter Is still in the
third-class designation. Therefore
books cannot be sent by the parcel
post system. This the postofflce au
thorities seem to think is in away
unjust and may work a hardship. It
may be that in the future the law will
be changed so as to include all print
ed matter. It seems to be certain that
an attempt will be made to bring
about this change as speedily as pos
The postofflce department has given
Instruction to every postmaster in the
country to enlighten his patrons as
muck as possible on the general sub*
Ject of the parcel post'and especially
on the use of the special stamps and
the necessary attachment of the re*
turn card. The law requires that aU
fourth-class matter mailed a:ier Jan
uary 1, 1913, without parcel post
stamps attached shall be treated as
for postage'' matter. Parcel
post packages wfll be mailable only
at postofflces, branch postofflces, let
tered and local named stations, and
such numbered stations as may be
designated by the postmasters.
14 should"be said~that the act of
congress which puts a parcel post plan
into operation does not in any way
affect the postage rate on seeds, cut
tings, bulbs, roots, scions and plants
as fixed by section 482 of the postal
laws and regulations.
The classification of articles mail
able as well as the weight limit, the
rates of postage, zone or zones and
other conditions of jnailabillty under
the act of congress, if the postmaster
general shall find on experience "that
they or any of them are such as to
prevent the shipment of articles de
sirable, or shalt permanently render
the cost of the service greater than
the receipts of the revenue therefrom,
is hereby authorised, rab^ to the
consent of the interstate commerce
commission after investigation, to re
form "from time to time such classifi
cation, weight limit, rates, zone or
zones or conditions, in order to pro
mote the service to the public or to
Insure the receipt of revenue from
such service adequate to pay the cost
Through many years different mem
bers of the house and senate have
been Interested in promoting parcel
post legislation. Among the men most
active in securing the legislation
which soon is to go into effect as
law are Senator Jonathan Bourne of
Oregon, Representatives David J.
Lewis of Maryland and William Sut-j
zer of JNew Torlg, w|jp has just been'
elected governor of tSat state.
To ascertain conditions surrounding'
the establishment of the parcel post
system in puces differing widely in
size, climate and industries, Postmas
ter General Hitchcock recently sum-
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Satin Peau de Crepe.
moned to Washington, to. confer with
the special parcel post committee, the
postmasters of five typical offices."
They are William H. Davis, Pittsburg,
Pa. Daniel T. Gerow, Jacksonville,
Fla, M. H. Joster, Wilmington, Del.
M. C. Quimby, Suffolk, Va.,' and
Henry N.- Bradley, Charlestown^ W.
zone zone zone zone zone
rate rate rate rate rate
$0.08 $0.08 $0110 $0.11 $0.12large
.14 .16 .19 .21 .24
.20 .23 .28 .31 .36
.26 .30 .37 .41 48
32- 37 AS .51 .60
.55- .61 .72
.44 .51 .64 .71 .84
.50 .58 .73 .81 .96
.56 .65 .82 .91 1.08
.62 .72 .91 1.01 1.20
.68 .79 TM 1.11 1.32
Confer With Postmasters^-^
The postmasters of the five largest
offices in the country have already
appeared before the committee, so
Pittsburg wan represented as being a
first class office, though smaller
than any of the greater five, and as
being the center of a tremendous man
ufacturing area. The postmaster of
Pittsburg reported that the board of
trade of that city has a special parcel
post committee, working toward
bringing the consumer and producer
nearer to each other by the new sys
tem. He also said that many of the
merchants are planning to have their
city deliveries made by parcel post.
Wilmington, DeL, represented a
large farming and manufacturing dis
trict, with Its mail connections close
with Philadelphia, one of the largest
offices. Jacksonville te the largest of
fice in Florida, and the outlet for all
the mail of the state. It is peculiar
In having a special increase of force
In winter, the tourist season, and the
postmaster said that it was expected
that travelers would use the parcel
post extensively in sending home five
and ten-pound packages of fruit.
Suffolk, Va., and Charlestown, W.
Va., are both very small second class
offices, one in the tide-water district,
with large truck interests the other
far inland in an orchard country, with
diversified farm products. The post
masters of both offices reported great
Interest in the parcel post, and said
Chat they had continual inquiries re
garding its scope.
From these postmasters the com
mittee was able to glean a great
tmount of valuable information^
wnichT added to that gained from the
recent hearings in Maryland, puts it
In a position to plan the details of the
service to the greatest advantage of
the producing farmer.
I 1^1 a woman yesterday whose name will
^b* ^Jm figure prominently in the list at the
mm^MmmaammmWMMmamammmmmmMmm CHARITY BALL. "She bought one"
Many other society women have done the same thing
the past week.
The soft clinging materials such as
and the veiled beauties of silk must
%j be seen to be appreciated.
$7.85, $12.50, $13.00,f$16.75, $18.50
$21.50 and up.
Our Closing Out Sale which we have been featuring
is still in effect. J^i
CURES DRINK HABIT 1
So uniformly successful has ORBINE
been in "restoring the victims of the
ffDrink Habit" into sober and useful
citizens, and so strong is our confidence
its curative powers, that we want to
emphasize the fact that OBBINE is sold
under this positive guarantee. If, after
trial, you get no benefit, your money
will be refunded. ORBINE costs only
$1.00 per box. Ask for Free Booklet.
City Drug Store, Beltrami Avenue.
Office SIS Beltrami Ave.
The typewriter equipment of the
L. F. B. C. is the largest of any Bus
iness School in MinnesotaOne hun
dred and thirty-seven machinesof
this number only five are of the old
blind modelsthe rest new, up-to
date, latest model RemingtonsL.
C. SmithsUnderwoods and Smith
We use only the best in the
ITS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU
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