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CHAPTER IThe time Is the late '60s
or early '70s and the scene a steamboat
oo the Mississippi river. All the types
of "the period are present and the float
tar palace Is distinguished by merriment,
danclns and gallantry. There are the
customary drinking: and gambling also.
Virgil Drace, a young northern man, 1B
on his way south on a mission of revenge
He meets an eccentric character in the
person of one Liberty Shottle, who is
constantly tempting the goddess of
coMce. They form a singular compact.
Shottle read the ctfrd, then looked
Inquiringly at Drace:
^Liberty," the young man explained,
"those guerrillas under La Vltte
bujrned oar little town and killed near
lyi every grown man in it. For word
wag brought of their coming, nnd the
mennearly all of them married men
or oldwho had not gone to the war
seized weapons and went out to de
fend their bouses.
"They were massacred almost to a
roan. And it was not plunder
alone that led them to choose our lit
tle town for outrage, Liberty, but a
passion for revenge. For next morn
ing my father was found hanging to
And en His Breast Was Pinned it
Card That Read: "Alfred Drace,
With the Compliments of Stepho La
a tree. Ami on his breast was pinned
a card that read: 'Alfred Drace, with
the compliments of Stepho la Vltte."
Liberty looked again at the card he
held in his hand, then handed it back
to Drace. "I reckon I understand now,
toaster," he said. "You are huntin'
this Stepho to"
"Zo hang him as high as Hainan
and to pin that card on his breast,'*
declared Drace passionately. "While
myj mother lived, Liberty, I could do
nothing. You know how women are
la such matters. Butshe died this
spring, Liberty, after long years of
grieving for the man that dd out
law' foully murdered. Now I am free
to. strike for my honor and my father's
memoryto carry justice to that mur
With an awkward gesture Liberty
stretched forth a ha-ad, caught Drace's
and wrung It warmly. "You're like
like Hamlet!" he exclaimed. "I'll do
my best to help you, Hamlet. Let me
be Tour Horatio as well as your slave."
Drace returned the fervent hand
clasp. "My Horatio!" he agreed. And
then, solemn again, lie added: "It's a
wprthy cause, Liberty. It's not alone*
my private vengeance, but the wrongs
of a whole community that the ordi
nary machinery oif justice can never
Why, Liberty, dozens of men
murdered by those drunken
little children were trodden
the hoofs of their horses, and
Ne^r our liocse, Liberty, an*
juple Hte in poverty. At t\re
fit St$pho's raid their son u*ud
his lyoung wife lived, next door to
thenVI they were well-to-d and pros
perm. The day of tfhe raid the son
had received ten thousand dollars 'from
the sale of some lands. When rumor
of the raiders came, he hurriedly hid
the money somewhere in the neighbor
hood, scribbled on a piece of p*ps the
location of that treasure and gave it
to his wife before he went out wj th the
other men to fight. Next morni og he
had been shot and the young wife
had been carried off by those di ?vils
her child with her, after the Indian
custom, to keep her from suicide. No
one knows what became of hen Nor
has that money ever been found* Liber
ty* if I could flntl.Stepno., get hfcn 1n
'^0m im.mti.ije w^ww-
ray power.~I believe could" at least
learn what became of that poor young
womanpossibly find that paper and
learn where to find the money those
poor people so sorely need for once,
some years ago, a mysterious fellow
was caught digging about their yard.
But I've talked enough. Liberty.
Action Do you know any more about
"Not much." replied Liberty. "I be
lieve he Is often seen up the River,
and sometimes down on the coast. He
has his friends, and nearly everybody
else Is afraid of him. So youwe
must keep dark till we get our chance.
And you mustn't show your feelings
In your face. Bemember, master,
you're just a young man out to see the
world. H'mhere'-'CoiBea Colonel
Josh. Suppose we talk to him. He
was a mule-buyertotfbe'WJurand may
know something about Stepho."
The door was darkened. In came
Joshua Mortimer, the man whom Miss
Lucy had plied with questions con
cerning Drace. He had dodged in for
a smoke, he said, when Shottle had
to his master, and it
was evident that it was his aim to im
press Drace with his military bearing.
He had not been actually in the army,
but had acquired the title of colonel
from, his adventurous work of buying
mules for the Confederate government.
The Colonel "took it" that Drace was
from the North.
"Yes, but some of my people were
from the South."
"Ah I I congratulate you, sir. I have
a match, thank you."
Drace had offered him a light. He
filled Ids pipe with tobacco crumbs dug
out of his breeches pocket, and, long
legs crossed, sat back to enjoy him
"Well, sir, Mr. Drace, the war has
been ended some years and if we for
get an evil as easily as a virtue, sir, it
will soon be only a dim memory. I
had enough of it."
"But you were not really in the
army, Colonel Josh," the slave spoke
The Colonel pulled at his pipe,
stretched his neckband appeared to
fish for something down in his collar.
"Liberty, my duty was scouting and
the incidental picking up of mules, as
the records of the War Department
will be pleased to exhibit, sir."
After a few minutes' more conversa
tion the Colonel rose. "I wDl now go
back to the ballroom," he declared
himself. "Liberty, I came aboard to
night with your third cousin, Miss
"That so? Comedown, Mars* Drace,
and I'll Introduce you to her."
"I think, sir, that sheshas retired,"
the Colonel was quick to interpose,
realizing that he had thoughtlessly sug
gested an Invasion of his own terri
"Not while there is a fiddle going,"
said Shottle. "Come on."
Into Virgil's heart flew the hope that
the slave's cousin might be the bar
baric girl with the roses there could
be no mistaking hen after meeting her,
for in that brief gaze he had carried
away a master's painting of her,
easeled in his mind. So he was quick
to hasten below with Shottle, the Colo
nel panting behind them._
(Continuea in Next Issue)
Rev. Rippen of Baudette gave a
fine sermon at the Kitichi school
house Sunday evening. Those at
tending from here were Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Clark and family, and
Messrs. -ilike Hartmann, Dewey and
Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Bliss and fam
ily drove, to Blackduck Friday.
Pete Leven motored up to the Ly
dick home Saturday evening.
Rex Coppernall called at the John
Bliss home Thursday.
The Union Ladies' Aid was enter
tained I Mrs. Percy Mills Thursday.
A large crowd was present.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie C. Smith and
sons, Euel and Leon, came over
from Kitichi Sunday afternoon, at
tended Sunday school here and were
guests at the Wm. Clark home.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Mills and
daughter autoed to Cass Lake Wed*
Mr. and Mrs. Jay R. Wells had
as their guests last week relatives
from Annandale, Minn.
Mr. Coppernall called at the Fos
ter home Thursday.
John Bliss called at the Hartmann
and Clark homes Saturday.
Fred Theriault motored to Cass
Wm. Clark and son Albert drove
to Hines Friday.
Sunday school will be held Sep
tember 14th at the John Bliss home.
John Bliss called at the Horace Ly
dick home Saturday morning.
Misses May and Veronia Lydick
called at Clark's Sunday.
Wednesday afternoon Rev. Bates
of Cass Lake preached a fine sermon
on "Prayer" at the Kitichi school
house. There was a large crowd
present. After the sermon there
were three baptisms, that of Miss
Uda Smith and Messrs. Wm. Clark
and Clcon Smith. Several of the
crowd joined the Methodist Episco
pal church of Cass Lake. Those who
joined were Mrs. Wm. Clark, Misses
Hattie and Edith Clark, Uda Smith
and Gay Mahoney and Messrs. Euel
and Cleon Smith and Albert Clark.
After the meeting about 25 of the
crowd went to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Smith, where all enjoyed a
fine supper prepared by some of the
members of the Union Ladies' Aid.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Milb and
daughter Elizabeth, and Carl Borger
son were in Bemidji Saturday.
Word has been received here from
the Misses Vera and Carolyn Camp
bell, saying they arrived at Minne
apolis Sept. 1st, and that they will
attend the Northwestern Bible school
which begins Oct. 1st. Both are Be
midji girls, but have many friends
here who wish them much success in
the wonderful work they are under
taking. Miss Carolyn attended the
Northwestern Bible school last year,
and has been doing missionary work
Ben Kemmer, who had his leg bad
ly cut, was taken to Bemidji Sunday.
Mrs. Kemmer accompanied hmi.
Mrs. R. J. Strong is taking care of
the two youngest Kemmer children
while their parents are in Bemidji.
Fred Theriault was^in Bemidji
Miss Eva Strong, #ho went to Cass
Lake to attend school, has returned
home and win attend the Pennington
Wm. Clark and son Albert called
at Mulmquist's Thursday.
Word has been received here of
the birth of a baby girl to Mr. and
Mrs. Hammond of Iowa. Mrs. Ham
mond was formerly Miss Eva Slater.
Mr. and Mrs. John Houg of Kitichi
were in Goodland Monday.
Oscar Hill motored to Bemidji
Wednesday and brought Mr. and
Mrs. Kemmer home.
Mrs. Lydick and chlidren spent
Tuesday at the Henry Gregerson
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Mills and
daughter Elizabeth were in Cass
Those from Goodland who attend
ed the meeting held at the Kitichi
school house by Rev. Bates Wednes
day afternoon were Mrs. Theo. Greg
erson and daughter Doris, Messrs.
Dewey and Chas. Bliss, Miss Emma
Bliss and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Clark
Miss Jennie Orr is visiting friends
0. G. Olson spent the week end
with his family.
Mrs. Terw of Ebro was a Bagley
Chas. Pecka returned from Hamp
den, N. D., Saturday.
Mr. Dartt and son Roecoe return
ed from North Dakota Saturday.
Henry Taflin and Henry Johnson
of Gonvick were Sunday visitors
Mrs. Harshman and son Mervel
were Mcintosh visitors Friday.
Born Monday morning, Sept. 11,
to Mr. and Mrs. W. D. South, a son.
Miss Pearl Briggs, who returned
from Fargo Saturday, is now attend
ing the Normal department here.
Miss Carrie Stout is now employed
at the telephone office taking Miss
Bartholomew's place while she is at
tending Normal at Bemidji.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Peterson and
son, Peter M. Petersen, returned
Monday from Minneapolis where they
attended the fair and visited with
Rev. P. C. Packer, Dick Swinburn,
Olaf Olson and Floyd Hill returned
from the Twin Cities Friday, after
spending several days at the state
Lydia Sorenson is visiting with
home folks this week.
Miss Sanstad of Bemidji is now
employed at Reff's abstract office.
She has taken Miss Bryce's place.
Miss Bryce left Tuesday for an ex
tended vacation at Wadena.
We neglected last week to men
tion the fact that Bagley now has a
girl aviator in the person of Miss
Hazel Nelson, who took a trip in the
Dispatch Flying Circus machine
which gave exhibition flights here
the second day of the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest. Deitel visited
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe St. Peter, last Sunday.
Hiss Mabel Tosterud arrived at
-ier home near Pu^osky Saturday.
Mrs Belivelfti and daughters, Sarin*
and Lillian, went to Puposky Tues
Mr. Merrick St Peter visited his
family over Sunday.
Forest Deitel and Miss Margaret
Deitel visited at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Merrick St. Peter Thurs
Mr. Clifford St. Petr visited his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe St, Peter,
Mrs. Merrick St. Peter and little
son Brmard visited at the Beliveau
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THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
T. J. Wright transacted business
in Bemidji Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Luedtke and
Paul and Ella Luedtke were Sunday
visitors of Mr. and Mrs. August
Luedtke Sr. and Fred and Katie
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Burns visited
Mrs. Burns' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Wright, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Luebeck and C.
W. Kingsbury called at the August
Luedtke home on business Wednes
Casper Knapp and family visited
friends in Bemidji Sunday.
Potato digging is now in progress
in the neighborhood. Everybody re
ports an extra good yield.
A baby boy was bom to Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Smith Monday at the
home of Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. H. Edwards.
Three carloads of sheep from this
neighborhood were snipped to St.
Mrs. Max Luebeck called on Mrs.
Peter Frost Wednesday morning
Miss Bertha Phibbs was a shop
per in Bemidji Saturday.
Sam Peterson and Herman Nest
berg, accompanied by John Westrem,
motored up to Kelliher Monday
morning to get the steam engine the
two former parties intend using on
their lath, mill. After putting a few
necessary repairs on said engine,
they steamed up and started on the
homeward run, and were fortunate
in reaching their destination at the
D. Danicison place Friday evening
Next week Nestberg-Peterson will be
busy getting things put into running
order again* They already have sev
eral erlfera for lath.
Andrew Hnltquist motored to
Blackduck Saturday morning. He
was accompanied by Miss Beatrice
Rancore, Alvwood teacher, who vis
ited with hef folks at that place.
D. Danielson has the past week
been busy putting on the roof of the
log camp, built last week by Nest
berg and Peterjson as well as laying
the floor. The lumber was hauled
in by Andrew Hultquist.
Hilda Westrem of Third River is
visiting this weak with her friend,
Gust Freberg drove into the vil
lage of BJackduck Tuesday on busi
Ross Hoy and Geo. Johnson were
Sunday afternoon callers at the Bo
dien estate here.
There was a fine attendance at the
church meetings held Sunday last at
the Alvwood school house and the
noon dinner was the most appetizing
Mrs. Gust Erickson. and children,
and Mrs. Sam Peterson and daugh
ter took supper Thursday evening
with Miss Rancore and Mrs. John
Westrem. Later in the evening Hil
da Westrem and Julia Bloomquist
joined them, and a very pleasant
time was enjoyed by all.
SHOTLEY & FOY
Mr. Leland threshed for C. F.
*D. Slack and M. Patch and son
Fred, returned from Dakota Wed
Mr. Shelson was accidentally kill
ed* last Wednesday. Funeral serv
ices will be held next week.
Confirmation will be held at the
Swedish Lutheran church next Sun
Emil Carlson returned from Dako
ta last week.
A. P. Brown and O. Rensvold
drove a bunch of cattle into Kelli
Sunday school was held at the tab
ernacle last Sunday.
The dance given at the town hall
was not very well attended.
Emil Anderson was in Kelliher
last week and had his tonsils re
moved. He is recovering slowly.
Henry Rensvold is among those on
the sick list this week.
Vivian Cross went to Bemidji Mon
day to register as a freshman stu
dent at the new high school.
Mrs. R. O. Baird was a business
visitor in Bemidji Monday.
Miss Alice Butler, who will teach
at the Bass Lake school, expects to
stay at the Wheeler home.
Mrs. E. M. Sathre was a Bemidji
ca'ler Tuesday afternoon.
Several of the farmers near La
vinia are busy digging potatoes. A
good crop is expected.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hoar and
family called" at the T&ird-'home
C. B. Cross was a business caller
at the Leister farm Friday.
J. S. Wheeler purchased a car
Mrs. R. O. Baird andjfs^h Robert,
Mrs. Herb Leister and Baby, Donald1
Lloyd, called on Mrs. James Leister
Mr. S. Tell was a Bemidji caller
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Christianson
have returned to their home at Far
go, N. D., after spending the sum
Mrs. R. O. Baird went to Bemidji
Saturday for dental treatment.
Ralph Wheeler was a business
caller in this vicinity Friday and Sat
urday of last week. He has made ar
rangemeirts: for having his household
goods shipped from Turtle River to
Don Leister motored to Bemidji
Mrs. Earl Campbell of Internation
al Falls visited at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James S.
Wheeler, for a few days last week.
Mr. Edminster motored to Bemidji
The Misses Ida and Myrtle Helmer
B. W. LAKIN. President E. R. EVANS, M*u
C. L. ISTED, ScrteryTr*aaMr
BEMIDJI LUMBER & FUEL CO.
OPPOSITE GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT
LET US SUPPLYYOU WITH
LUMBER LATH SHINGLES
LIME CEMENT PLASTER
PAPERRoofing and Sheathing
BRICKCommon, Fire and Fancy
Sash Doors and Mill Work.
FULL LINE OF DRAIN TILE AND SEWER PIPE'
What's more love
spent Saturday afternoon in Be
The Norway timber, between La
vinia and Bemidji, owned by the J.
Neils Lumber company of Cass
Lake, is to be logged this winter.
Mrs. James E. Leister visiter her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Baker
of East Bemidji, Saturday afternoon.
C. B. Cross transacted business in
IRENE Q. KELLY
224 Phones 180-J
You watch them come and go likeJ
sunshine on a cloudy day.
It's my mission to help you to keep
a record of these dimples that time
We are now making sittings for Christmas delivery
TRAIN SERVICE RESTORED
Minnesota & International B,R.
COMMENCING SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
Passenger Trains will Arrive and Depart
from Bemidji as follows:
North Bound No. 33Arrives 4:00 A. M.
Departs 4:25 A. M. Daily
North Bound No. 31Arrives 6:10 P. M.
Departs 6:20 P. M. Daily except Sunday
South Bound No. 34Arrives 11:30 P. M.
Departs 11:45 P. M. Daily
South Bound No. 32Arrives 7:25 A. M.
Departs 7:35 A M. Daily except Sunday
ALL THAT THE NAME IMPLIES
WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
P. R. PETERSON .and LAWRENCE LARSON
'Every Loaf orburfBread Will Jte Stamped r-j
By which name you will be able to order with the
assurance that nothing but the purest ingredients
will be used.
Also a Full Lne of Pastery
Housewives are invited to call and inspect this clean
and wholesome bakery.
Try One OrderSee How Good Bread Can Be Made
Phone 252 Across from Rex Theatre
THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1922
Dry Cleaning, Dyeing
of all Wearing Apparel.
W call for a nd deliver
ers: "Send your clothes
by Parcel Post." First
Class Work and Prompt
Service. Bemidji Cleaners
N. Papermaster, Mgr.
New Kaplan Block
Huffman & O'Leary
O. M. OLSON
AND FUNERAL DIREC-
Day phone 178
Night phones 332 or 358
H. N. McKEE
and Funeral Director
RESIDENCE PHONE 222-R
120 THIRD STREET
Larson & Larson
Office, First Floor
213 Third St.
Office Phone 131 Res. 310
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