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The Bemidji Pioneer.
KAISER & GREELEY, Publishers
Entered in the postofhee at Bemidji an
THM8UKI1 EVKUY THURSDAY
Official County and City Paper.
THE ten years inclusive of
181)0-1900, the people of the
United States were losers on
their trade with Pacific and trans
Pacific islands and countries as
British East Indies.. 21,H96,134
Dutch East Indies... 116,102,422
Aukland, Fiji, etc... 2,798,648
Since Hawaii has been brought
under the American flag, not
only has that trade balance
against us disappeared, but in
addition practically all of our
trade commerce with those is
lands is now carried on in Amer.
ican vessels and over our trans
continental railways. Statistics
concerning it have disappeared
from the treasury department
reports, and English vessels stop
at Hawaiian ports only for bal
last, for water, or for small way
freights. Our coastwise naviga
tion laws have been applied to
the shipping of those islands, and
Honolulu now stands in the same
relationship to San Francisco
that Duluth does to Cleveland.
The traffic is exclusively Amer
Owing to that clause in the
treaty of 1898 which gives Span
ish vessels the same right in
Philippine ports as aro accorded
American vessels for a period of
ten years, our coastwise naviga
tion laws have not been, and can
not be applied to those islands
until 1908 nevertheless, the ship
ping returns show a manifest in
crease in the arrival and depart
ure of American vessels at Phil
ippine ports over any previous
record. For the year 1901 the
showing is quite respectable,and
it is reflected also in a slight in
crease at the British port of
Hong Kong, 900 miles from Ma
But the Asiatic trade is still
against us and in favor of Europe.
Senator Beveridgo, in an article
in the Saturday Evening Post,
well outlines the strength of the
Oerman hand in China, and ren
ders fair warning to us Amer
icans that we are not getting into
the game as we ought.
A net loss of $73,000,000 a year
might seem an easy matter to re
duce altogether, if not to convert
into a balance on the other side
of the ledger. But when it is
considered that every mercantile
house that enters the Chinese
trade under German or English
auspices is supportod by its
homo government by every ex
pedient and show of power that
can be devised .when jt is con
sidered that England is already
installed in the Chinese customs
house, and appraises all the goods
of all the other countries enter
ing Chinese ports when it is
remembered that Europe already
trades there under the special
treaty and territorial privileges
to an annual volume of more than
$400,000,000 when it is borne in
mind that any organized inaug
uration of American enterprise
in or toward China must be of
such a formidable character and
of such proportions that it can
operate on a scale vast as any
government can dare to contem
plate and when it is known, as it
is in Minnesota, that any Amer
ican citizen who aims or attempts
to set on foot enterprises consid
erable enough to command trade
and control ocean commerce, will
be set upon and hooted and raided
by so-called patriots, add will be
"stalled" by his own government
to the uttermost capacity of its
institutions one wonders if the
American people are really ready
or fit to become that world power
about which so much is prated,
and whether Mr. Hill would not
be a wiser man to work under
European or Canadian charters.
W. F. STREET FOR SENATOR.
THE senatorial districtwants
to award energy ond ability
and and at the same time advance
the best interests of the district
it will lose no time in encourag
ing the possible political aspira
i tions of W. F. Street, of Bemidji,
for the position to be left open by
the retirement of Senator Myran,
of Ada, No man in Beltrami
county has done more toward up
building Northern Minnesota.
As county attorney he has made
a record that has given him a
strong hold upon the Republicans
of Beltrami county, and his en
ergy, zeal, honesty and good
judgment entitle him to their com
tidenee and esteem, and this he
enjoys to the fullest extent. The
Tribune and people of this com
munity would like nothing better
than an opportunity to whoop 'er
up for Street for the senate, be
lieving as we do that there is no
candidate in this senatorial dis
trict more eminently fitted to rep
resent the district in the upper
house of the state legislature
than County Attorney W. F.
Street, of Bemidji. Tenstrike
.Hi i in iiinmr I
Phil Kaufer wants a first edi
tion copy of A. M. Greeley's
"Backwoods Sketches" when
that popular young author
and editor yields to the public de
mands and gets them out in book
form. Someone not very far
away from here bids for the first
copy from the press. These
sketches breathe of northern
Minnesota pineries, and are
bracing as the balsam-laden air
which must inspire them.Du
The finger of probability is
pointing toward a long list of re
publicon candidates for governor
this fall. Already public senti
ment is turning against the pres
incumbent lor his loud and
premature explosion of fireworks
on the merger question. When
the campaign warms up things
will be so hot that a grease spot
on the governor's chair will rep
resent the anti-merger senti
The BEMIDJI PIONEKU
menced upon the seventh year of
existence. The PIONEER is one of
the bright and newsy exchanges
which reach our sanctum, and its
publishers are energetic and suc
cessful newspaper men of this
Does your horse "feel his
oats"? What a difference be
tween the grain-fed and the
rrrass-fed horse 1 The first
strong and full of ginger, the
second flabby, weak and tired
out before he begins. The
feeding makes the difference.
Children are not alike either.
One is rosy, bright-eyed, full
of life and laughter, another is
pale, weak and dull. The feed
ing again is responsible.
Sickly children need special
feeding. They don't "feel their
oats". Scott's Emulsion adds
just the right richness to their
diet. It is like grain to the
horse. The child gets new
appetite and strong digestion.
Scott's Emulsion is more
than food. It is a strong
medicine.. It rouses up dull
children, puts new flesh on thin
ones and red blood into pale
ones. It makes children grow.
Scott's Emulsion makes ordi
nary food do its
This picture represents
the Trade Mark of Scott's
Emulsion and on the
wrapper of every bottle
Send for free sample.
SCOTT & BOWNE,
409 Pearl St., New York.
50c. ard $i. all druggist*.
SEEMS that the state sena
torial scrap has started up
with our neighbors as Editor
King of the Red Lake County
Courier has proposed the name
of S. A. Swanson of Red Lake
Palls for the Reform candidate
and Dr. Watson of Red Lake Palls
or W. P. Street of Bemidji in the
opposition with Swanson 700 or
800 majority over either of them
in Red Lake county on election
day. If the above predictions
should be nearly correct it would
seem that there would be a pretty
even chance for election between
the two parties. We publish this
for the purpose of letting our
large number of Beltrami Co.
subscribers know how things
look through Democratic spec
tacles on the other side of the
Thus speaks the Gully Sun
beam. As far as Beltrami county
goes, with -the two Red Lake
county men in the field, Swanson
would gather a large vote. He is
well and favorably known here,
while Watson's acquaintances
are very limited. But with a
Beltrami man against Swanson
Gee, what a difference! Street,
for instance, would bat him
the eye with a majority of 2,000
from this county.
Easter, glorious, much-mean
ing Easter, is almost here. Next
Sunday in a million churches and
in a hundred tongues will be sung
the praises of the Lord Jesus
Christ. His resurrection will be
the theme of all his servants
throughout the world. The cele
bration of Easter comes from the
Lord's time on earth, and it is al
ways the first Sunday after the
full moon following March 22.
The Elaster festival was first es
tablished "by the Jews in most
ancient days, and Easter Sunday
has come to be generally observed
by all churches. It is particu
larly relished by the Catholics,
closing as it does a period of 40
days of fasting and self-denial.
Editors Kaiser and Greeley,
editors of the BEMIDJI PIONEKU,
are still getting compliments
from the press of the northern
part of the state because the PIO-
NEER has attained the seventh
year of its existence. They de
serve every good word that is said
of them. Greeley's backwoods
sketches are doing much to pop
ularize the sheet although it is
up to date in every department
and particular.Crookston Jour
During the first 24 days of this
month the- PIONEER added just
29 new subscribers to its list,
and ail of them unsolicited. The
average since the first of the year
has been about as good. And
yet some people thought a third
paper would hurt us.
"Down with the grafters and
out with the 'big mitters,' is
the cry of the News. Ye gods!
When Spring Comes.
Over the brown marshes and through
the black forests, Spring hurries on.
Northward she goes, blotting out the
snow beneath her tread and strewing
the naked ground with garlands of
Starving for color, the oak and elm
stretch forth their bare and shriveled
arms for her compassion, and even
the never-fading foliage of pine and
spruce Hushes brighter when she
Laden with her kisses,the south wind
goes before, whispering the coming
of Spring, and binding up the broken
victims of winter's cruel wrath.
Cold and still lies Winter in its
winding sheet of snow. But soon the
sextons Rain and Sleet will hide the
decaying corpse from view and quick
will raise a monument of green.
The trees stir their toes beneath the
sodthe roots begin to grow. Moss
and shrub peek their pinched faces
through the mist and stretch their
The sun begins to woo the earth,
and beneath his bold and ardent
glances the cold and haughty dame Is
thrilled to the heart at last. She
'decks both hill and hollow in bright
est colors as a token of her love. She
bids her.feathered orchestra to play a
With a gentle hand of pity, Spring
breaks the icy shackles from the lakes
and streams. And then the long-im
prisoned waters wave into smiles and
dimples on the lake and laugh aloud
as in the rills they dance along.
Cut-Foot Pete's Troubles.
Several months has passed since I
saw Cut-Foot Pete, and as I approach
ed his claim I expected to be greeted
with noisy warmth, But I was dis
appointed. He sat on block of wood
in front of his cabin with his head
resting on his hard palm. As he
raised his head, he wore a savage
look, and the deep furrows in his brow
denoted the rude blows of care more
thah the delicate engravings of age.
A few skillful questions drew forth the
"I've waded in ice water days at a
stretch and it never faded a hair, but
I got in hot water a few months back
and I'm off my feet worse'n a
bear on ice. I kin sleep in the bed of
a river and a muskeg swamp for walk
ing is a paved street for me,- but hot
water dries me up like dried prunes.
I've been over my whiskers in hot
water since I got married.
"Married? Yes I was below last sum
mer and got snagged by a grass wid
er. 'Spose they call 'em grass widders
'cause they make hay while the sun
shines. Well, she made hay of me
and bailed hay at that. Marriage
makes some fellers fat, but it is like
the measeisyou ought to catch it
when you are young. Take an Old
hunting dog that's hit ther trail by
himself all his life and chain him up
and his howl will jar a porcupine off
a tree miles away.
"I'm like the dog.. Ive been foot
loose and across-country hiker for
years, and now to be tied up like a
family man is no fun. Why, Ican'thit
the trail for a day and miss connec
tions with supper at home but what
there is a life-size row when I come
in. It is tough, tougher tuan a tur
"Then, everything's changed in the
shack. She won't let me keep my to
bacco in the bread box any more. And
she won't let me dry my socks on the
stove pipe when she's cooking grub.
And she won't let the dog bunk on
the bed no more. Why she's more
particular than a city chap looking
for a farm claim. If I don't change
shirts once a month, she talks divorce.
And yesterday she found a lizard in
the old spring, and now she's set on
digging a well. I used to be alius
happy as bluejay new I've a mind to
go and chuck myself inter the river
and squat in the place where every
thing is hot, but hot water is shy."
"After using a few bottles of Kodol
Dispepsia Cure my wife received per
fect and permanent relief from a se
vei'e and chronic case of stomach
trouble," says J. K. Holly, real es
tate, insurance and loan agent, of
Macomb, 111. Before using Kodol
Dyssepsia Cure she could not eat an
ordinary meal without intense suffer
ing. She is now entirely cured. Sev
eral physicians and many remedies
had failed to give relief." You don't
have to diet. Eat any good food you
want, but dot^t overload the stomach.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure will always
digest it for you. F. A. Mayo.
Not Worth I
mat wm n yyW
J. Adam Bede wants to go to Con
gress. He will have hard work to
turn over a certain Page in the book
of his aspirations.
Men-with Carrie Nation habits and
damnation principles tried to break
up the business of Barber Smith at
Blackduck, but they couldn't break
his friends. The latter raised a purse
to buy hinj a new outfit.
Burglars are getting so bold in
Blackduck that even the night watch
sees them occasionally, according to
Sister Lee of the Rush City Post has
taken to writing backwoods sketches
and gives us a charming account of
the GO-mile sled trip of Miss Edna
Deering to Fort Francis to wed the
man of her choice. She lived on the
Big Fork. We congratulate the Post
on its scoop, and the bride-groom on
The Pine Tree Blaze started out
with a welcome, sign to poets. The
paper is hardly a year old, yet the
editor already has enough rhyme
thought on nand to fill his paper for
sixteen years. Poems are stacked up
in his backyard like hay and he is
fattening fourteen head of goats on
it. Poetry is a great fatter.
Few indeed are the country papers
who aim higher than to give local
happenings and a few drowsy editor
ials. But a few papers by having
special features and departments lift
themselves out of the ordinary rut.
Among the latter clas^ is the Red Lake
Falls Gazette, with its "Mothers
Corner" and "Facts and Fancies"
two features of unusual worth.
"R T^^TT?!? Resident
JD. JrUi^JLJCiXi, Dentist.
Modem methods low prices.
Office Located in New Miles Blk.
A Printer Greatly Surprised.
"I never was so much surprised in
my life, as I was with the results of
using Chamberlain's Pain Balm,"
says Henry IVCook, pressman of the
Asheville (N. C.) Gazette. "I con
tracted a severe case of rheumatism
early last winter by getting my feet
wet. I tried several things for it with
out benefit. One day while looking
over the Gazette, I noticed that Pain
Balm was positively guaranteed to
cure rheumatism, so bought a bottle
of it and before using two-thirds of it
my rheumatism had taken its flight
and I have not had a rheumatic pain
since." Sold by Mayo's Drug Store.
HAVE decided to reduce our stock throughout,
as we have the largest and best line of Canned
Goods in the city, we think we can sell you Canned
Goods from start to finish cheaper than you can buy them
at wholesale prices, as we bought in carload lots when
goods were cheap last fall, and have now decided to give
our customers the advantage of the cut in prices. If 3*011
want Canned Goods of any description or kind by the case
we can save you money by selling them to you cheaper
than the wholesaler can at the present market price. In
fact on anything in our line we positively will not be un-
dersold. We are the only exclusive grocers in this city,
and will make it a point to always have what you want
and at a better price than any of the department stores
can afford to give you. Remember our offer of 20 per
cent discount on Dishes which are now going at cost. Do
not forget to call on us You will not regret it.
YOUNG & CA
I HighSchoolNotes 1
Easter vacation r.ext week.
Don't blame the dog if he howls
at night now. He has perhaps learned
of the repeal of the dog tax law.
Many bright face are to be seen
among the scholars lately.
A spelling class consisting of a
number of high school pupils, meets
after school in Prof. Stewart's office
several times a week.
The civics class was very agreeably
surprised the other day to find the
professor in "Dreamland," where
without disturbing him in the least,
they quietly left him.
Literary meeting in the school
house a week from Friday evening.
Evaryone is invited to attend.
"Come one, come all,
Come great, come small,
And show yourself at the
Watch for the program next week.
The following officers were elected
Monday evening for the Literary So
President, Lela Solberg 1st Vice
President, Nellie Bailey 2nd Vice
President, Espie McLennan Secretary,
Gussie Heffron Treasurer, Florence
Smyth: Critic, Charles Jones Ser
geant, Carolyn Kiehm.
The literary meeting Friday evening
was the best on we have had for a
long time. There was a largenuraber
present, and the program was of con
siderable length and are well given.
The debate "Resolved that the coun
try girls are superior and preferable
to the city girls," was decided in favor
of the affirmative.
The two new debators did exceeding
ly well for their first time.
Rev. Teeters spoke upon the value
of "Thought" and said that Thought
is the greatest power of the universe.
Mr. Edwards spoke of Preparation.
He said preparation is the keynote of
P. P. SHELDON,
A. P. WHITE
F. J. KENNEDY,
First Rational Bank
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Every Accommodation Consistent
will be Granted.Conhwit
Business Solicited Fire Insurance
E. H. Smith, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office two doors below
City Drug Store,
TelephoneOffice, 73 residence, 132.
D. H. FISK,
Office over First National Bank.