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I SINGAPORE TO HAVE TAXIS
Far Eastern City Will Abandon the
Rickshaw, Long Used at Method
According to advices from Consul
.General Edwin N. Gonzales at Slii^a
pore, that city is to have an Internal
^.transportation system of thoroughly
Whether American automobile man
ufacturers will secure the order for
motors is problematical, but The*
^rnost significant part of the news is
that it marks a further development
f the use of modern methods In the
For several years in Singapore
there has been a most consistent and
vigorous agitation against the insti
tution of the well-known rickshaws.
Most of this agitation came from the
tongue and pen of the 'educated Chi
nese, who maintain that the system of
aiaking a horse out of men is wrong
Jrom the standpoint of the degrading
Influence which it has on the Individ
_oals as well as the harm it is claimed
to work upon the coolies.
Distances are great in most far
Eastern cities, and while the rickshaw
snakes transportation reasonably con
venient and comfortable, the rickshaw
tnost certainly is a primitive vehicle
and doomed to early abandonment be
cause of the rapid advance now be
ing made in the industrial and social
life of the far East.
The new company to operate in
Singapore is to be officially known as
the Singapore Motor Taxlcab and
'Transport company, Ltd., and will
liave capital of $350,000. The Initial
equipment will be made up of 40
landaulet taxicabs, five one-ton truck*
and five three-quarter ton trucks.
Singapore has a population of 300,000.
HIGH PRICES FOR DIAMONDS
Value of the Highly Desired Sparklers
Has Been Soaring to Unheard-
The economic situation of the world
*t large is said by jewelers to be
snore responsible for the present high
prices 4t diamonds than any shortage
of diamonds in the South African
mines or any manipulation of the out
pat by the De Beers Diamond com
The following figures concerning dia
mond prices were obtained from Ant
werp, the European center of the dia
mond market. An uncut diamond be
fore the war cost $23 a carat and $32
sorter cutting. Immediately after the
declaration of war, the price slumped.
In 1915 the Germans began to get
aezvons regarding the value pf piper
aaoney and started buying all the dia
monds they could find.
France, Switzerland, Italy and Eng
followed.suit and the price went
rapidly. Op the eve of the armis
tice, an uncut carat diamond was
worth $70. Since the war ended, the
diamond market has boomed, owing to
the depreciation of European money,
the difficulty of exchange and the em
bargo on the export of currency from
one European nation to another. To
day* a carat of uncut stone finds a
ready market at $150
The Antwerp merchants no longer
Tne market is swamp
d with buyer's Credit ii no lonper
given The snles are for cash The
tioyer fmiuoiith resHN and the new
purchase! sells njrnm at fat proilts
Thus the price keeps going up. Large
tnnes are snapped up at unheard of
The Kaiser's Kitchen.
Tn what is destined to be the last
stage of Its travels th" field kitchen
William Hohenzollern. which had
followed the tormei Kaiser In all his
"wanderings jibout Europe during the
war. Is on its waj to the United
States As if to give the changing of
kands a more significant aspect. Oer
man prisoners of war were requisi
tloned to load the field kitchenwith
all Its elaborate accessoriesaboard
tke westbound transport at St. Na
aaire. The portable "kochenhaus"
hows no sign of the wear and tear of
war. Indicating a certain remoteness
to the battle front of all connected
with the once imperial suite. The
trophy, it Is intended, shall be added
to a notable collection of war relics
t the American capital whether it is
to be utilized in the ways approved
by the former kaiser is, of course, an
EASY WORK FOR YOUNGSTERS
Training and Experience Which Boys
and Girls Realize Is of Great
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Teaching poultry club boys and girls
the rudiments of poultry keeping was
begun by the United States department
of agriculture about seven years ago.
The average youngster takes to poul'
try keeping with interest, particularly
when he is allowed to sell the surplus
meat and eggs and invest the Income
the savings bank or In better foun
dation stock for the Improvement of
his flock. The training and experience
which the children realize from their
daily association with hens is of great
all-round value to them and is of spec
ial help In developing a love for coun
try life and in keeping rural boys and
girls on the farm. What a young
school girl can accomplish In poultry
raising is Indicated by a letter from a
poultry club girWho writes:
JI keep Barred Plymouth Rocks and
single-conib Rhode Island Reds, and
in setting my hens I always remove
the broody hens from the laying hen*
and place them In some other building
where they will not be disturbed. I
never set hens that are exceedingly
heavy, as they are more likely to break
"When the chicks come I do not
feed them anything except grit and
charcoal until they are 48 hours old,
when I give them either oatmeal and
hard-boiled eggs chopped fine, or else
biscuit crumbled up with the eggs. I
feed in this manner for the first five
or six days, giviug the chicks small
quantities four to five times a day, as
these youngsters like to eat often.
"At about the end of the first week
I begin feeding small grain in the
morning, at midday, and in the eve
ning, and keep a mash made of wheat
bran and a little cornmeal, and 10 per
cent of beef scrap before the chickens
all the time.
"This spring I hatched 135 Red
chicks and 110 Rocks and raised near
ly all at them. I sold 30 young cock
erels and have on hand 105 chicks at
Barred Plymouth Rock Pullet
present, some of thera very fine pullets.
I hare sold 5If settings of eggs this
spring, while during the-four months
from February to June I sold 164 doz
en eggs to neighbors, while we used
42 dozen on oui own table. During
this period Rhode Island Reds laid
IjtfTe.eggs, while the tinned Rocks
laid 853 eggs
Knew Something About Mothers.
Ralph went to visit a neighbor's
little boy. While there another boy
came to play also but he was some
thing of a bully and Ralph did not like
him. When he reached home he told
his mother some of the mean things
the boy had said and done. "He was
so disagreeable I am sure nobody could
like him," he said Then after a mo
ment's meditation he looked up Into
her face and added: "I suppose,
though, his mother loves him, no mat*
ter how bad he is."
Bemidji Market Quotations
Go-OperatingUnited States Bureau of Markets, Beltrami
County Farm Bureau, Beltrami County Seed
Potato Growers' Association
Carlot shipments of potatoes October 31Minnesota, 118
Wisconsin, 85: North Dakota, 3 total United States, 842.
November 1, receive at Bemidji 10:47 a.
m.:n ChicagoSeventy-fivd cars arrived 26 4 cars track in-
cluding broken, 39 cars held outer yards for Chicago, 15 cars
diverted. Demand and movement moderate, market firm,
prices slightly higher, wide range. Sacked, per cw$, Round
Whites, partly graded, U. S. No. 1, $2.35 to $2.45 some fair
and dark decayed, $2.15 to $2.30. Bulk, per cwt., Round
Whites, $2.20 to $2.45, mostly $2.35 to $2.40. Bulk, per cwt.,
Early Ohios. Sacked, per cwt., Early Ohios, U. S. No. 1,
$2.75 to $3.00.
MoorheadHaulings very light, light wire inquiry, de-
mand light, mvoement limited, market steady, no change in
prices. Track sales, carloads f. o. b. usual terms. Cash track,
flacked, per cwt., Red River Ohios, field run $2.60 to $2.65.
GRAIN AND HAY
OSts, bushel 70c-72c
Barley, bushel $1.05-$1.10
Rye, bushel $1.25
Bor Corn, bushel fl.lO-Si.25
Beans, hand picked navy, cwt. $6.60
Round Whites v-80
Beans, (Swedish) cwt. $5.60
Beets, per bushel 40c
Carrots, per bushel 60c
Domestic cabbage, ton ..iM 16.00
Holland cabbage, per ton 120.00
Hubbard squasn, per ton, drug on the
Onions, dry, per cwt 18.60
Butterfat (packing stock) 69c
Butter (packing stock) lb 43c
Eggs, per doz .55c
njover, mixed $18.60
Sweet corn, per doz 8c
Rutabages per bushel 50c
WANTEDGirls at Svea hotel.
WANTEDCook, dining room and
kitchen girls, at Kelllher hotel
WANTEDSeveral agents or can
vassers, male or female, to intro
duce a new household necessity.
Can readily average 26 to 30 dol
lars per week. Send 15c for ori
ginal package and full particulars
to Arnold, 7*35 Plymouth Bldg.,
Minneapolis, Minn. 3dlll
WANTED1000 cords of wood.
Hamel & Webster, 120 3rd St .Be-
WANTEDFirst class cow, fresh or
soon to be fresh. L. A. G., care
WANTEDTo take care of furnaces,
6 years experience. Address "fur
nace" care Pioneer. 6dlll
WANTEDTo rent. 2 or 3 modern
rooms for light housekeeping, ad
"dress "Rooms" Pioneer. 94tf
Toung lady with one year's experi
ence in railroad office desires posi
tion as stenographer. Prefer posi
tion with plenty of work. Address
"Stenographer" care Pioneer.
WANTEDPosition as stenographer
hy young lady, who understands
office work. Can take dictation
rapidly and transcribe correctly.
Apply Pioneer office or addre"s
"Stenog." care Pioneer. 2dI13
f BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
Warehouse^ cash to growers, bulk, per cwt., RedJtker Ohios,
field run, mostly $2.20 last report.
MinneapolisLight wire inquiry, demand moderate,
movement limited, market firm, little change in prices, partly
graded. Carloads f. o. b. usual terms. Sacked, per cwt., White
Varieties, Kings, $2.35 to $2.45 sacked, per cwt., Early Rose,
$2.35. Wagonloads, c$sh to growers, haulings very light, bulk,
per cwt,, White Varieties, $2.00 to $2.10.
The Following Prices to Growers at Loading Points in Beltrami
County Unless Otherwise Stated.
Bemidji, Saturday a.m.:
RussetsU. S. No. 1, bulk, wagonloads, per cwt., $1.70
Long and Round JjTnlt&rU. S. No. 1, bulk, wagonloads,
per cwt., $1.55 to $1.70_^
TriumphsSeed stojek, bulk, wagonloads, per cwt., $1.40
BEMIDJI MARKET QUOTATIONS.
The following prices were being paid in Bemidji at time
of going to press today:
Rutabagas, per bu 66c
Carrots, per cwt 11.00
Bests, bushel 60c-60c
Cabbage, cwt $1.60-$2.00
Hubbard squash, ton S20-I30
Onions, dry, cwt 13.00
Sweet corn I0c-I2%c
Beans, cwt $6.5-$8.uO
Beans, Swedish, cwt ...$4.00-15.00
Dairy butter, lb 62c-66c
Butter fat 71c
Eggs, case ?18 30
Eggs, fresh, doz 61c
Eggs, storage, doz 51c
Red clover, medium, lb. 44cWool 4dc-50c
The following prices,were being paid at Stillwater, Minn.,
at time of going to press of today's Pioneer:
GRAIN AND HAY
Wheat, No. 1 $2.30-$2 45
Wheat, No. 2 ?2.28-|2.40
Wheat, No. 3 ?l,95-$2 28
Pop corn, lb., on ear 5c-8c
Buckwheat, per lb 2c
Pop corn, lb. on ear 5 & 8c
No. 2 timothy hay 120.00
No. 1 clover, mixed $21 50
Rye straw $7.00
White clover 20c
Buckwheat, lb .2%c
Popcorn, lb 6c-10c
Hogs, lb 16C-18C
Dressed beef lb 10c-12c
Turkeys, live, lb 2tfc-28c
Old Toms, live, lb 23c-24c
Geese, live, lb 13c-15c
Ducks, live, )b.
Hens, 4 lbs. and over
Springers, all weights, lb
Cow hides, No 1. lb .25c-28c
Bull hides. No 1, lb 20c-22c
Kip hides, No. -1, lb 36c
Calf skins, No. 1, lb. 55c
Deacons, each S2.50-S3.00
Horse hides, large, each $10.00
Tallow, lb 10c-12c
No. 1 turkeys 25c
Market on poultry week, in^sym
pathy with prices of meats. It is pre
dicted 35 cents per pound for dressed
turkey ducks, 30c geese, 25c, for
Old Tom turkeys 22c
Hens, heavy, 4 lbs. and over 18c
Guineas, per doz ...$3.00
Pigeons, per doz $1 00
Mutton, lb 22c
Beef, dressed 10 & 18c
Cow hides, No. 1 33c
Bull hides, No. 1 29c
Green salted 34c
$7.00 Green- 31c
Kips, No. 1 61c
Calf skins. No. 1 61
Horse hides, large $12.03
Tallow 6 &
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Ads not paid for at time of insertion will be charged for at
ONE CENT a word, and then only to those having open accounts
on our books.
No ad taken for less than 15 cents for first run, and nothing
less than 10 cents per issue for additional runs.
WHEN OTHER METHODS FAIL TRY A PIONEER WANT ADVERTISEMENT
Wool, bright 40c
Wool, semi-bright 45c
Classified Advertising Department
*Ai\xtUilea buy, at Manuiam
WANTED- -Men to work by the
day, five miles out from Bemidji.
Camp at spur 6. Call 676. 4dll6
WANTEDMan with team, for two
weeks work. Call 823 Ninth St.
Irvine Ave., Bemidji Phone 483.
WANTEDWood chopper and saw
yers, by piece, cord, day or acre.
Plenty of work, only one mile from
city. E. Willits, phone 41.
FOR SALE160 acre improved, farm,
for only $2,000, easy terms, Just
think. E. J. Willits, 218 Beltrami
Ave. Phone 41. 6dlll
FOR SALE-7-Dandy 117 acre farm,
six miles south of Solway. 80
acres under yielding 100 tons
yearly. 20 acres in field. Good
house and 14,00o ft. of lumber for
barn. Unlimited range for stock.
See or write C. W. Krog, Bemidji.
Phone. lt-F-310. TsStf
FOR SALEOne of the nicest farm
homes in the Northwest, 16 acres.
Fenced and cross fenced, running
water in pasture. About 10 acres
under high state of cultivation.
acre strawberries, 1000 raspber
ries, Tots of currants, gooseberries,
asparagus, rhubarb, plums, cum
pass cherries and high bush cran
berries. New 6 room bungalow,
large barn, large warm chicken
house Wood shed, machine shed,
ice house, hog house, fish house.
Only one mile from city. Good
neighbors, best sandy clay mixed
loam on clay subsoil. Price, for
opick sale, $4000 E.'.tf. Willits,
218 Beltrami Ave. Phone 41.
ROOMS FOR RENT
FOR RENTFurnished rooms, at
903 Bemidji Ave 1028tt
FOR RENTA house at 711 12th St
Phone 844-W 2dll3
FOR RENTDesk room, furnished,
heat, light and telephone includ
ed. Call 151. 64114.
FOR SALECITY PROPERTY
FOR SALE7 room house and lot,
close xn on Bemidji Ave. $2600. E.
J. Willits, phone 41 6dlll
FOR SALE 5 room nouse and 50 ft.
lot, close in on paved street, pav
ing all paid for, only $14.00, for
quick sale. E. J. Willits, 218 Bel
trami ve. Phone 41. 6ulll
FOR SALE9 room nouse, and 6
room house on 50 ft. lot, right
down town, only $4,500. E. J. Wil
lits, 218 Beltrami Ave. Res. phone
FOR SALEVery nice lake shors
home. 6-room house. Lights,
water and sewer. Only $2500.
E. J. Willits, 218 Beltrami Ave
Phone 4\. 6dlll
FOR SALE 2 very nice 50 -foot cor.
ner residence lots, fenced, wire, in
crops th)spyear| $400 cash or might
trade for teamor cows, E. J. Wil
lits, 218 BeltraJtnl Ave Phone 41
FOR SALECity lots 6 acre lots
also 40, 80 and 160 acres, all on
easy terms. Will take liberty
bonds. Mathew .Larson, Nymore
p. o. 2mol23
FOR ANT kind of real estate deal, see
or write E. J. Willits, 218 Beltrami
Ave. Phone 41. 1213tf
FOR SALECosy 3 room house, close
to lake and normal. $1600, E. J.
Willits, 218 Beltrami Ave. Phone
FOR SALEGood 6 room house and
garage. Close in and near school
11600. 218 Beltrami Ave. Phone
FOR SALEExreptionaly nice 6
room house, full basement, barn,
garage, wood house, fine location
one acre, close to school and
churches. $4500. E. J. Willits,
218 Beltrami Ave. Phone 41
LOS AND FOUND.
FOUNDAn eversharp pencil, at the
armory last night. Inquire at Pio
FOUNDA pair of glasses. Owner
may have same by calling at Pio
neer, claiming property and pay
ins for this ad. 2dlll
LOSTLight blue silver inlaid cig
arette mouth-piece. Owner value*
it for having brought it from Ger
many. Reward. Phone 26. 1026tf
LOSTA pair of child's glasses, be
tween the Bemidji creamery and
8 th St. on Minn. Ave. Finder
please return to 508 Beltrami Ave'
LOSTTuesday night between 8th
on Minnesota Ave. and 13th on Be
midji, case and pair of nose glasses.
Left lense cracked in several
pieces. Finder please leave at Pio
neer office and receive $1 reward.
SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 1, 1919
Don't GuessBe Sure
Guessing at battery conditions is like
guessuig whether there's oil in your crank
If yoi| guess wrong you may have to call
for help fend pay for repairs.
Ani*o can't always guess right. You
ought to know that your battery is charged
that it has plenty of waterthat you're not
working.lt beyond its strength.
There's no guessing around a W2rard
service station. We know.
If your battery isn't up to the.scratch we'41
tell you why.
Phone 118 W
FOR SALELIVE STOCK
FOR SALEThree first class cows,
coming fresh in March. Ed. Rako,
phone 26-F-12, Bemidji, Minn. 3dll4
FOR SALEGood bay team, driving
or work horses, 5 and 6 years, Just
the team for school bus. E. J.
Willits, 218 Beltrami Ave Phone
FOR SALECockel Spaniel puppies
at Nicolet hotel. 4dll5
FOR SALETimothy and clover
mixed hay. Phone 4-F-2. 12dllll
FOR SALEFord runabout, in good
condition. Apply Koora.Bros. Co.
FOR SALE OR TRADEFor good
second hand car, four room cot
tage Inquire E. P. Lane, Nymore.
FOR SALE]Furniture and stoves
Must be sold at once on account of
leaving. Call at Adolph Blondo,
212 America Ave. S. 3dlli
FOR SALESee the Bemidji Sta
tionary sto*e for rubber stamps,
fac simile signature stamps, no
tarial seals and corporation seals
FOR SALEGood Ford touring car,
Studebaker touring car, and an
other Oakland touring car to trade
for farm,- all real bargains. E. J.
Willits, 218 Beltrami Ave. Phone
KOR SALENew hard coal heatet,
come and see it running now at
my residence, 521 Minn. Ave., rea
son for selling, have two of them
E Willits, Phone 285-W., phone
FOR SALEJust arrived* a car load
of mares and geldings, from my
ranch in Montana. Right size,
right kind, at right, price. Hecks
sale and feed barn, Missisippi Ave.
I own a lot of standing wood on
about 100 acres, only one mile west
of town, and will sell it standing,
cheap, to be cut before April first
E Willits, 218 Beltrami Ave.
Phone 41. 3dlll
4-room house, 2 blocks from
high school $1,200, small cash
8-room house, 10th and Irvine
Ave. $2,800, half cash.
3-room house, lot 50x140, south
east corner $850.
4-room house, near normal
$1,050, $250 cash.
5-room house, barn, chicken
house, shed, well, 2 acres, hear
Birchmont road $1,200, $200
8-room house, hardwood floors,
basement, barn, wood shed, well
acre $4,000, half cash.
5-room house, 2- lots, close in,
80 acres, clay loam, small build
ings, 7 miles north $30 per acre,
160 acres, 10 miles northeast,
clay and sandy loam saw timber,
Norway, birch $17.50 per acre.
1,460 acres, good clay loam
sold in small tracts, $9 to $12
per acre. A safe investment.
GEO. H. FRENCHJ. P. LAHR
Markham Hotel Building