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-PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
THE BEMIDJI PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.
G. E. CARSON
Entered at the postoffice at Bemidji, Minn., as second-class matter
under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ____
No attention paid to anonymous contributions. Writer's name must
be known to the editor, but not necessarily for publication.
Communications for the Weekly. Pioneer should reach this office not
later than Tuesday of each -week to insure publication in the current issue.
One Month, by Carrier \'l
One Year, by Carrier J-Jjj
Three Months, Postage Paid J-WJ
Six Months, Postage Paid J-JJJ
One Year, Postage Paid
THE WEEKLY PIONEER
Eight pages, containing a summary of the news of the week. Pub-
liihed every Thursday and sent postage paid to any address for, in ad-
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY OF BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA
The Daily Pioneer is a member of the United Press Association, and
Is represented for foreign advertising by the
General offices in New York and Chicago, branches in all principal Cities.
OUR MISTAKEN CHARITY.
The season is again with us when "Sweet Charity" dons her glad rags
and ambles forth on her mission of so-called merer.
"Mission of curs-y" would be a more appropriate term.
Nine-tenths of the charity of the age in its present form Is a curse to
the recipient rather than a blessing.
Three classe of undiluted charity can be warranted to cure the most
perfect case of self respect and leave in its place the most abject case of
sycophancy that could be desired.
Seriously, our system of charity is dead wrong. Any system of pro-
adseoous giving that does not require some equivalent In serviceexcept
In eases of physical or mental disabilityis just so much toward the eter-
nal destruction of self respect and self reliance.
The Man of Gallilee said in effect to and of the multitudes that fol-
lowed him: "Ye followed me for the loaves and fishes." Thousands of
charity-made mendicants are today on the same quest.
Why is the hobo? Why is the mendicant? The answer is simple.
Self respect is dead. And in thousands of cases misplaced charity has been
Effective charity should help the recipient to help himself, and this
should be accomplished in such a manner that he may retain his self re-
spect and independence as a man.
The relief associations of our land should give to the down-and-out
not money, food or raiment, but WORK whereby money, food and raiment
may be EARNED.
Every mendicant, made so by mistaken charity, is a liability to so-
ciety. Every unfortunate placed on his feet and again set going by fur-
nishing him the means by which his own efforts may restore him, is an
asset to society.
Any city or town with the proper foresight can provide for its down-
and-outs work sufficient for their maintenance. This should be done, and
absolutely nothing dispensed without some return In serviceexcept, as
we have stated, in the case of the mentally and physically disabled.
BACKUS SHOULD BE ELECTED.
In selecting an alderman the citizens of each ward are desirous that
clean men with business experience be chosen. Usually it is a problem to
secure the services of a well equipped business man in any city, but Be-
midji has been more fortunate.
This year the Second ward is keeping abreast with the lead taken by
some of the other wards in making such a choice.
G. D. Backus, proprietor of the Bazaar store, has consented to make
the sacrifice. With such an opportunity, the voters of his ward should
make his election unanimous. He is honest, fearless and stands for the
people. If one were to judge from the eagerness with which the citizens,
of that ward are signing his petition and the enthusiasm displayed in of-
fering support his election is assured.
WE ADMIRE A GOOD CROOK.
We have the greatest admiration in the world for a GOOD crooka
REAL onebut we have about as much use for "a shoestring as a cat has
for two tails.
Honesty in public officials is expected and demanded and there doesn't
seem to be any good reason why the taxpayers shouldn't receive just that.
It is merely a business propositionpaying a person to perform certain
work for them and if the person so hired for the various offices cannot be
honest and do his best in the interests of those who pay his salarygive
mm his bread and butterthat's just what the taypayers want to know.
They HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW and THEY'RE GOING TO KNOW
and WHEN THEY WANT TO KNOW.
We lamp this one as coming from New York:
New York, Jan. 7.Five years ago Patrolman. J.
O'Rourke helped Miss Esther Clair across the street.
Today he is the sole heir to her property, valued at
If there's any Miss in Bemidji who has that amount lying around and
feels that she needs any assistance in crossing a street, we'll volunteer.
There is an old saying that "figures don't lie." But we happened in
ft Bemidji department store yesterday afternoon and judging from what
we observed in the women's department no one can tell us that figures
don't lie any more, and make us believe it. Nix, Evangeline.
Well, here's hoping the campaign soon to burst forth In all its glory
will be free from any feature which will cause any personal enmity or
leave any "sore spots" after it is all settled by the voters at the polls.
We understand the new toboggan the taxpayers of Bemidji are think-
ing seriously of erecting this spring will also have chutes built out from
the foot. Hear anything about it?
We really wouldn't care so much if the city attorney hadn't sort of
coupled us up with. Alderman Lahr. Pretty tough on Lahr.
This is the time of year when the milk of human kindness is plenti-
ful in the cocoanuts of the political candidates.
The latest joke to come out of Washington Is the drafting of a
designed to wipe out corruption in elections. Now laugh.
.Practicing before the (mahogany) bar Is certainly productive of some
No, we don't know it alL Neither do you.
AgainIt's the hit dog that yelps.
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIOHEEE
CLUB MEETS SATURDAY.
The Better Farming club will meet
at the home of Mr. Dodge on the
Dr. Blakesley farm, Saturday, Jan
uary 13. As this is the first meet
ing of the club for some time, all
members are urged to be present.
When in need of
6E0. H. FRENCH & SON
Phone 93 or 428-J
Prompt deliveries to all parts of
the city. 4 ft. or 16 in. lengths.
Special rate on delivery from
with Word* and
Again Calls Attention to
its Distribution of the
MOST FAMOUS SONG BOOK IN THE WORLD
cold is the neglect
edcold. Getabox of
The old family remedyin tablet
formsafe, sure, easy to take. No
opiatesno unpleasant after effects.
Cures colds in 24 hours-Grip in 3
days. Money back if it fads. Get
the genuine box with Red Top and
Mr. Hill's picture on it25 cents.
At Any Drue Star*
ONE DOSE WILL CONVINCE
Crmtfy"Reduced Size. Full Size, 7 9jl?2.inches
KING JAMES VI, OF SCOTLAND, PAID THE
PRICE OF OXEN FOR ONE
"SANGE BOOK'' IN U89
That royalty itself encouraged the, native bards and
minstrels as far back as the fifteenth century, we
have positive proof. In 1849 the following item
appears in the accounts of the Lord High Treas
urer of Scotland, during the reign of James. IV:
"1489. July 1. Item, to Wilzeum,
Sangster of Lithgow, for a sange
booke he brocht to the King by
a precept, x. 11"
This sum was about the value of fourteen oxen in
those times, which shows a high appreciation of
music on the part of the Scottish monarch. Based
on this valuation, "Heart Songs"the most won
derful of modern song books, would be worth a
whole cattle ranch in Texas, land and all.
NOT an ordinary song collection, but a four years'
song gathering from 20,000 music lovers, who sent
in their favorites.
16 Full-page Beautiful Half-tone
Portraits of the Greatest Singers
Elaborate Dictionary of Musical Terms
Excels all other Song Books in completeness and ac-
curacy. Arranged in low key for the whole family.
For Festivals, School and Ghurch
Concerts, and the Family
Many songs arranged for first time for mixed voices.
Coupon, elsewhere in today's paper, explains terms
Government Crop Estimate*.
Nearly 2,000,000 schedules are han
dled each year In the bureau of crop
estimates of the United-States depart
ment of agriculture in making up the
government monthly crop reports, ac
cording to the annual report of the
chief of the bureau of crop estimates.
Nearly 160,000 names are on the vol
untary crop reporting lists forty-four
paid agents are constantly making per
sonal investigations, one agent cover-
ingjMjtatft. and ft. tat^sS 105- cterkg
No one who has not had Influenza can realize the suffering
it causes or how it defies treatment. I know of nothing that will
give such prompt relief as Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, for
when it is taken the pain in the chest disappears, the fever sub-
sides and the whole body becomes more comfortable.
Then again) the after effects of Influenza are often even more
distressing than the disease itself* but they can be avoided if
you use' *^-**fir-
DES. GELM0BE & McCANH
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
DR. E. A SHANH0N, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office in Mayo Block
Phone 396 Res. Phone S97
DB. C. E. SAHB0RH
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
DB. L. A WABD
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Business and Professional
DB. E. H. SMITE
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Security Bank Block
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
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We save the CMO MM for
TUESDAY. JANUARY 9. 1917.
W. K. DENIS0N, D. V. M.
Office Phone 3-R Res. 99-J
3rd St. and Irvine Ave.
Office and Hospital S doors
west of Troppman Store
Phone No. 201
DRAY AND TRANSFER
Safe and Piano Moving1
Res. Phone 58 818 America
Office Phone 12
DR. G. M. PALMER
Office Phone 124, Residence U*
Mtles Bloek, BeaiajJ
DR.. L. ITAKTOM
OBN tn Winter Stock
HL J. T. TOUT
Glakoas Black. TeL 28f
MeTtk at Markkas, Htotsjl
DR. H. AIDRTMR0P
Snlte I OXearr-Bowser BUS
OBe* Phone lit
ST. CECELIA'S STUDIO
Phone IMDeirey IHkR
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Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Though the greatest danger from this disease is Pneumonia,
I have never known a single case of Influenza to result in it when
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy was freely given. The persistent
cough that frequently follows Influenza can be relieved by
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and should not be allowed to
run on until it becomes troublesome.** _,^-.~..
fiTemployed in Washington to handle
die large number of reports from the
voluntary crop reporters and to keep
records of crop information of this and
foreign countries. The work of crop
reporting has been so improved and
systematized that estimates of produc
tion of Important products can be made
with a close degree of accuracy. The
most complete record in existence is
kept in the bureau of the estimates
and statistics relating to the world's
crops and live stock.
GRAHAM M. T0RRAMGR
Miles Block Phone 6o
D. H. PISE, Court Commissioner
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office 2nd floor QXeary-BowMT