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The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
TXE BEMIDJI PIONSSS !PVB. CO.
Publishers and Proprietor*.
F. G. NEUMEIER, Editor.
Entered at the post office at Bemidji,
Minn., as second-class matter under Act
t Congress of March 3, 1879.
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Down in Detroit, Minn., recently, a
large "Boosters' Banquet" was given.
Exponents of every profession and
vocation in Detroit attended the ban
quet and much "community spirit"
was shown. Addresses and toasts
were given, praising Detroit, exploit
ing its advantages, praising the farm
ers around Detroit, talking "trade at
home" and urging the banishing of
outside trade and of mail order trade.
The banquet was very much a suc
cess and much "community spirit"
Down in Detroit, Minn., today
there is a feeling of disappointment
and bitterness because of the exam
ple set by some of the "loudest home
trade talkers" at the banquet. That
several of the business men, who at
.the banquet pretended to be vitally
interested in the upbuilding of De
troit's business prosperity, are in
sincere in their talk, is evident from
the fact that these prominent men
even went to the Twin Cities to pur
chase automobiles when the same
line was handled by a Detroit firm.
Examples set by these men, these
talkers, are what discourage and
make failures of all "community
Example has more followers than
reasoh, says a Pelican Rapids paper.
Nothing is so contagious as example.
We emulate good and praiseworthy
actions and we emulate bad or re
prehensible actions, through the evil
of our natures, which shame con
ceals but example sets at liberty.
Example teaches better than pre-
Butter, Cheese, Condensed Crea
and Malte Mil
produced in America can be bought
at our store in connection with a
complete line of the best staple and
fancy groceries obtainable. W live
up to our motto of
cept. It is the best modeler of the
character of men and women. To set
a lofty example is the richest be
quest that a man or woman can leave
The above brings home the fact
that all men, especially men of prom
inence and influence should be care
ful to set a standard by their lives
and business dealings which, if fol
lowed as an example by their fel
lows, will bring no discredit upon
them as individuals, nor upon the
community in which they reside or
transact their business.
The citizens of Detroit, Minn., have
a right to comment unfavorably of
the business men who although they
desire "home folks" to trade with
them, in turn trade with an out
sider. They do not conduct their
business in accordance with a policy
which must be applied to make the
city of Detroit a modern and thriv
The Bemidji merchants held a
banquet last week at which over
140 people were present. Home
trade was the keynote of the ban
quet. Mrs. Bduard F. Netzer urged
everyone to work for "home trade"
and to combat the mail order houses
and outside trade. She gave as her
reasons why she traded at home as
"First, I have my interests here.
"Second, because I believe in trans
acting business with friends.
"Third, because the community
that is good enough for me to live in
is good enough for me to buy in.
"Fourth, because the man I pur
chase from pays his part of the city
and county taxes.
"Fifth, because I believe in my
town and its future."
Bemidji merchants meet with the
various farm organizations in the
county at each meeting of the farm
organizations. They assist the farm
ers in finding a market for their ar
ticles in Bemidji and they work to
gether in "community spirit."
Bemidji merchants not alone talk
"home trade" but they practice
"home trade." When they are in
want of an article they do not pick
up a mail order catalogue, nor do
they hurry to the Twin Cities, but
they go to their fellow merchants or
to their farmer friend and see
whether or not they can in turn fill
"As the twig is bent so inclineth
Bend the twig so that the fruit
laden tree will shed its fruit in your
Our advice to the Detroit mer
chants is, trade in Detroit and make
your own city prosperous.
Think it over! *i
Support home industry!
THE CITIZEN AND THE SCHOOL
No matter how exalted or humble
a person may be, there is one sacred
duty which he owes to humanity and
which it is imperatively incumbent
upon him to pay That duty is the
fostering of our public school sys
We are living in an age of edu-
The dairy in
dustry of this
country is a half
enterprise and it
is growing rap
idly and con
cation and advancing intellectual de
velopment, and the human mind that
is deprived of the best advantages
obtainable will be hampered and
hindered at every step in life.
It matters not how bright nor how
acute the infantile mind may be, if
that mind is denied the advantage
of education then the child grown
to maturity will be retarded and hu
miliated because of its intellectual
deficiencies. It will be a living
monument to the neglect and the,
indifference of its parents It will
be a mark of shame and a blight
upon the community that reared it
in its ignorance. It will be an ob
ject of pity where it should be one
Education and the advantages of
intellectual advancement have made
America a great country. And Am
erica is even yet in its infancy.
Our school system should be en
couraged and raised to the highest
point of efficiency. The instructors
should be upheld and given to un
derstand that they have the back
ing of a united community, and that
the community expects satisfactory
If our present buildings in Be
midji are inadequate and new ones
are needed, then for the sake of en
lightened community let us spend
the money and get them Let us
make any other improvements or new
departures that the welfare of our
We have brought these children
into the world, and in their infancy
and youth they are helpless. It is
our duty to give them an educa
tion that will enable them to success
fully cope with the intricate prob
lems of existence that will confront
them later in life. To do less would
be to neglect a sacred duty, to
shame the innocent ones for whose
very existence we are responsible.
Let us keep our schools and our
children in mind. Let us study
their welfare individually and col
lectively. Let us leave no stone
unturned that will advance their
moral and material interests.
For the man who honors his off
spring is honored of men.
'5t us show our interest in the
Bemidji schools tonight by attend
ing the declamation contest which
will be given at the high school. An
interesting program has been pre
pared and the public is urged to at
THE CANNED DAY
National Canned Salmon Day is
bding celebrated throughout the
Northwest today. Suggestions for
other National Canned Days are as
follows: National Canned Music
Day, National Canned Drama Day
and National Canned Employes' Day.
(By Special Correspondent.)
Miss Fannie Sepstrum passed
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
which have given it its stature and sound construc
tion are straight forward dealing, fairest and lowest
through Malcolm on her way to Min
neapolis from her claim at Rapid
Sam Ness made a trip to Goodridge
Dune Stanton attended the play
at Rapid River Saturday
Mr Schilling and Mr White went
to Grygla Thursday
Mr. Merches of Nezraska passed
through going to his claim on Rapid
(Prepared and published by
Thomas Swinson, chairman of the
Beltrami County Democratic commit
tee To be paid for by Thomas
Swinson at regular advertising
rates TO THE DEMOCRATS OF
The candidates named herein were
requested to file by 1,500 represen
tatives of the Democratic party, as-
THE BETTER SORT OF
Character proclaims the manand the store. As in
a man, so in a store-worth depends upon character. Growth is a sign
manual of health. The essence of commercial health is fair dealing.
This includes a wide area of activity. To serve our every customer in
a fair and satisfactory manner is our desire. You will find us ever ready
and willing to do our utmost to satisfy you.
The principles upon which this
store has been reared and nourished,
And so we desire to have you call this store, your
store-whatever faults you see, we will appreciate it if you will tell us-
whatever pleases you, your commendation will be most welcome. So we
hope to have you work with us to make this store the store where you will
always feel at home.
The store where your every purchase must be right or your money back
prices, best goods, and a civil and obliging store ser-
vice, backed by alert, enterprising and intelligent
direction and management. It is just such a store
service that you would plan for yourself if you were
planning this store.
sembled in conference at St. Paul on
Feb 3, 1916. They are pledged to
vote for the renomination of Presi
dent Wilson and to support Demo
cratic policies as well.
Their candidacy is a patriotic ef
fort to advance the interests of the
party in the state and nation.
You, in your turn, will be per
forming a service to your country in
going to the polls on Tuesday, March
14 and casting your ballot for these
candidates, and in so doing you will
be sustaining Woodrow Wilson,
President of these United States.
Democratic delegates to the nation
al convention in St. Louis, June 14,
W. A. Just, Daniel Wm. Lawler,
B. F. Nelson, Anton C. Weiss.
John B. Galarneault, Aitkin Fred
Schilplin, St. Cloud.
(Signed) THOS. W. SWINSON,
Chairman County Committee.
ADA EOACH AND COMPANY.
Coming Here March 16th
Under the auspices of the
Woman's Study Club
At The Grand Theatre
This is the last Feature Entertainment fur-
nished by the Redpath Lyceum Bureau
for Bemidji this season and it is also
The Biggest and Best
The Ada Roach Company
"THE HEART OF THE IMMIGRANT"
Should Make a Big Hit. Don't Fail to See Them!
Curtain Raises at 8:15
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1910
Need Attention in March or Face^
May Stay Covered.
Now is the time to take special
care of the complexion if you wish
it to look well the rest of the year.
The March winds have a strong tend
ency to bring out freckles that may
stay all Summer unless removed. Now
is the time to use othinedouble
This prescription for the removal
of freckles was written by a prom
inent physician and is usually so
successful that it is sold by druggists
under guarantee to refund the money
if it fails Get an ounce of othine
double strength, and even a few ap
plications should show a wonderful
improvement, some of the smaller
freckles even vanishing entirely.