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The Pencil that satisfies both
old and young.
Yes, you can buy them at almost every
store in town and some stores out of town.
They are five cents apiece, and when you buy
a NEW BEMIDJI for a nickle, you get your
moneys worth. Just say "NEW BEMIDJI"
to your merchant. He'll know. Where they
Ednard Netzer Pharmacy
Barker's Drag aid Jewelry Store
S. T. Stewart's Grocery Store
W. G. Schroeder
The Fair Store
Carlson's Variety Store
Abercrombie & McCready, Third St.
The Benwtfi Pioneer Publishing Co.
William H. Schmitt's Grocery
Otto G. Schwandt
Mrs* E. L. Wooog
FREE PENCIL SHARPENING STATIONS
Wm. Schmitt's Store Pioneer Office Barker's
to serve vou vyith good
printing. No matter what
the nature of the job may
be we ars ready to do it
at a price that will be
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Have a sharjfc in this
iion of feeling^aboul the
in W&sjiington froj
March 4, 1921.
Ihe tabufiSefe^MMt the country over
will be published in tfitajpaggr later. Fill
in the ballot coupon below and mail it to
My Choice For President Is
I Makin the Little
By C. C. B0WSF1ELD
H-M-t-MH"l"M"l"V I '1-M-M-M-
Neglect of fruit growing is flagrant
in the middle west, but the modern
Idea of securing larger returns per
acre from the land will in a few^yeara
result in a revival of horticulture.
No matter how large or how small a
farm is nor where it is situated, if
timber will grow there, wise land
owners will give a reasonable amount
of attention to fruit. They will man
age their orchards intelligently and
make them pay at the rate of $200 to
$400 an acre. As land grows in value
farms naturally decrease in size and
owners come to realize the need of
making every acre count to the ut
most of its earning capacity without
destroying soil fertility.
Experts fully agree that orchard land
may be made to return a good income
while the young trees are coming to
maturity. There are many crops that
can be handled in an orchard without
hurting either soil or trees, and per
sons cultivating small tracts will feel'
like using them to make the ground
profitable every year instead of wait
ing five or six years for the fruit trees
I am more and more convinced of
the wisdom of planting fruit trees far
ther apart than is customary. Forty
feet apart each way is none too much
for apples, pears and cherries, but
while the root system of these trees is
developing there Is a good opportunity
YOTTNO FBUIT TBEES COMING TO MATUBIXT.
to raise a variety of crops in the or
chard. Even after the trees are in
bearing there will be little harm in cul
tivating vegetables and flowers be
tween the rows, provided care is shown
in working the land. Raspberries and
currants will work nicely in this scheme
for a few years and perhaps perma
nently. Beans and peas are excellent
crops to raise in an orchard, as they
pay well, are good nitrogen gatherers
and do not interfere with the roots of
the trees in ordinary cultivation.
Bushes and crops of all kinds should
be kept a few feet away from the
Apple trees will thrive and do well
on almost any soil which has had good
preparation, but different kinds of soil
require different treatment. Loamy
land is naturally rich In plant food.
Hence it will require little if any ma
nuring in its preparation. But it should
be deeply stirred and thoroughly brok
en up by subsoiling. This loamy earth
is what may be termed free soil, as it
seldom becomes compacted.
A clay soil is the most difficult to
prepare and often requires manuring
as well as thorough plowing and sub
soiling. It should also be frequently
stirred during the summer and espe
cially as soon after each rainfall as
possible to prevent it from baking and
becoming compacted. This becomes
even more important in seasons of long
droughts. Persons putting in large or
chards will do' well to study the sub
ject of dynamiting the ground, espe
cially if the soil is heavy. Sandy land
is generally lacking in plant food.
An elevated bit of land is best for
fruit, but while a gentle slope is rec
ommended a steep hillside is not de
sirable. Good results usually follow
from spring planting, and the young
trees may be either one year or two
Apples are a profitable crop in all
states which produce timber, and there
are hardy varieties which grow well in
the extreme north. For New England,
New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illi
nois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Canada and
northern localities generally the fol
lowing varieties of apple are suggest
ed: Yellow Transparent, Early Harvest,
Red Astrakhan, Duchess of Oldenburg,
Golden Sweet, Trenton Early, Early
Strawberry, Primate, Maiden Blush,
Jersey Sweet, Rambo, Porter, Fall
Pippin, Baiiey Sweet, Fameuse, Shia
wassee Beauty, Wealthy, Grimes
Golden, Jonathan, Red Canada, De
licious, Tompkins KJng, Northern Spy,
Sutton, Wagener, Esopus, Spitzen
burg, Rome Beauty, Roxbury Russet,
Baldwin, Ben Davis, Rhode Island
Greening, Stark, Winesap, York Im
perial, Lansingburg and Yellow New
Trimming th* Trees.
Trim a little every year rather than
much in any one year. Peach trees
require more pruning than most trees.
At least a half of the new growth
should be removed each season.
Calgary, Alta.During the Al
berta legislature, Hon. C. R. Mitchell
introduced a bill providing for a
theater tax ranging from one cent to
25 cents per admission.
Mrs. I. C. Stewart of Wiliiston, N.
D., is visiting her parents, .Senator
and Mrs. E. J. Swedback.
Pioneer want ads are read.
The Beauty and Brains contest, a
nation-wide enterprise which under
the guidance of the World-Equitable
Motion Picture corporation, has been
running for the past eight months in
the Photo-Play Magazine, is drawing
to a close. Lillian Russell, one of
the judges, has made the first selec
Mrs. Ruth Henrionnet of Bemidji,
one of the original candidates, was
selected by Miss Russell and is one
of the hundred who will enter the
final elimination. The elimination
is now going forward to select the
eleven successful candidates.
Ruth Henrionnet, when the con
test originated, was prevailed upon
to send her photograph with the re
sult that when the eight thousand
likenesses were gone over she was se
lected as one of the hundred most
likely film subjects by Lillian Rus
sell. The contest called for an equal
amount of brains and beauty.
There will be ten winning candi
dates from the United States and one
from Canada. The eleven success
ful young ladies will be taken to New
York, a month will be devoted to
teaching them the value of various
dramatic angles, and then those who
show proper interest and sufficient
ability will become permanent mem
bers of the World and Euitable stock
companies and at goodly salaries ap
pear in films.
The winning candidates will be
announced throughout the country
early in June.
San Diego, Cal., May 11.The
power schooner Oregon which was
seized by the British cruiser Rain
bow April 23, twelve miles south of
Cape Hard, near Guaymas in the Gulf
of California, is now lying, in Mel
pomene Cove, Guadalupe Island, 250
miles southwest of San Diego, with a
prize crew on board, according to ad
vices, received here today-.
The captured vessel, which is still
flying the American flag, will be sent
to Victoria, British Columbia, where
the case will be settled by a trial
court. Martin Swanson, master of
the Oregon, claimed American citi
zenship, it was said.
STEAMER ROANOKE SINES
THREE ARE RESCUED
San Luis Obispo, Cal., May 11.
The steamer Roanoke which left San
Francisco at Midnight May 8 for Val
paraiso, foundered at sea about 100
miles south of San Francisco, accord
ing to the story told by three sus
vivors who, in a lifeboat, with the
dead bodies of five of their ship
mates, drifted ashore here today.
The survivors, weak and partly de
lirious, were unable to give their
names or any information of the rest
New A The
of the crew beyond the fact that four
other boats had been launched when
the steamer sank.
PROGRESSIVES SAY IT
IS UP TO REPUBLICANS
New York, May 11.Members of
the Progressive national executive
committee today indicated that it is
up to the Republicans to make the
next move for affiliation or amalga
mation. The Progressive party
stands for peace, but not peace at
BEMIDJI FARMERS' CLUB
TO MEET AT CARR LAKE
The Town of Bemidji Farmers'
club will hold its regular monthly
meeting next Saturday at the Carr
Lake school house. Bemidji business
men are invited.
All the latest shades in Georgette Crepe
and Taffettas. Late styles in summer
dress goods. Complete stock in Hosiery
New Spring Suits
in serges, gaberdines, poplins, etc., colors
black, tan, navy and green, sizes
16 to 43,at
1^ 3 off the regular price.
Twice Daily GRAND THEATRE, Iwjcejai j!
Five Days Starting Sunday, May 21st. Matinee Daily
Remember these are new suits and
well worth the former price asked. Yours
while they last at 331-3 per cent discount.
NEW MURDER MYSTERY
DEVELOPS IN CHICAGO
Chicago,- 111., May 11.A bullet
riddled body of a well dressed woman
of about 30 years was found in a
fashionable district this morning un
identified. The police scent mur
TO CONFER CITIZENSHIP
ON INDIANS AT YANKTON
Washington, May 11.Secretary
Lane and party are enroute to Yank
ton, S. D., where they will confer
citizenship upon 176 Indians.
Claude Mclver, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Mclver of Bemidji, who re
cently entered the service of the L. C.
Smith Typewriter company, has been
transferred from Grand Forks to Bis
marck and will commence his duties
in that city today.
ELLIOTT & SHERMAN PRESENT=
The World's Mightiest Spectacle=
D. W. GRIFFITH'S MASTERPIECE
Artists 30 SYMPHON ORCHESTR A 3o Artists
Seats on Sale at Netzer's, Monday, May 15
No Telephone Orders Taken. ^Sp^j^T^ffrwlc^^^'^^^ stamped envelope.
%& Owing to the length of the performance we start promptly at 2:15-8:15 No one seated aff w **u i
^5r# V/T&T< y-.*u. nu une seatea atter the action of the play commences
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bring business to your
store. The fact that the
other fellow advertises is
probably the reason he is
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it not be well to give
the other fellow a chance
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