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VOL. VII, NO. 6.
Proper Time to Get Them
Big Fork Country.
We have a few Ladies'
less of cost.
As the pine claims become
scarce, a keener demand for pulp
timber is noticed. The northern
half of Itasca county holds the
spruce belt of the entire country.
And the spruce is of a fine qual
ity. South of Grand Palls in
what is known as the "big
swamp" are thousands of acres
of spruce, and the past year has
seen much of it taken by squat
ters. As soon as a market is
made for this timber, the holders
of spruce claims will find their
timber as valuable as if it were
pine. But nothing but local
mills can wring the real worth
from this class of wood. So the
pine claims are taken first and
the spruce tracts are practically
unbroken. Bacus & Brooks are
greedy buyers of spruce in this
country, and in this company the
settlers look for a Moses to lead
them to railroads and pulp mills.
Those'who would take spruce
claims should get them now.
This kind of tree seek the low
countries and thrive best in the
swamps. The surveying of the
towns not yet on the market will
take most of the spruce claims
out of the hands of the govern-
Fred P. O'Leary &
Dry G-oods, G-ents* Furnishings. Shoes, 4
Hats, Caps and Notions
Is itU on, and now is the tinae to buy, while there is a
good .assortment. We have lowered the price within the
reach iof all, and here is the result:
Men' Suits m$*. $9.98
ment it to thf- tate.
The claini.-. nen, of course, 'will
not be open to settlemvatit will
be sold onl, But fo the pre
sent all lanf in unsurveyed ter
ritory is s,uo,-: to squatters'
rights. They hold it until
surveyed and the township open
ed and then tile tfheir entry. If
the'r claim be classified as
swamp land, they can secure it
from the government, and the
state cannot claim it.
There is a sentiment among
home-seekers against "squat-
ting." As a rule they will select
a farm of sand and toothpicks
npon "open" country, than to
settle upon clay and high timber
with the prospects of waiting for
it to be opened for settlement.
But to the genuine settler 'squat
ting" is a fair system. He must
show his intent to make a home
as upon any other government
land. As long as he does not i
abandon it, he has first claim
upon the land. Of course he
has no legal rights if contested
in court, but the shotgun is his
court until the land is thrown
open to settlement, ind than no
evidence can be brought against
him as to his residence previous
to the opening. His claim is
It is said that in order to get rid of
its big rait men Farley had to shed
same of its officials.
44 Worthftg.5 $ A
Salt Price ^^.t^O
44 Worth $5.50 $i| A
Sale Price tflHr.li
it Worth 83.00 A Qj
Sale Price tp&,'tj
Boys' Suits &$ $4.80
ii Worth 84.00 rtQ 4}f\
Sale Price... JpJ^i
a Worth 82.25 A
Sale Price $!- O
Jackets we are closing ou
We also have a full line of Aurora Corsets in th 3 Fie?:
Girdle and Henderson and Thompson Glove-fitting Corse.
Call and be convinced that this is the only place in 1 )W
to get good goods at a low price. Terms strictly cash.
Sira\ Sreab^tetiaft Church,
F. E. HIGGINS, PASTOR.
Mr. Higgins' Subject for next Sunday Evening
will be. ''The Curfew Ordinance."
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BEMIDJI, BELTRAMI CO., MINN., THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1902.
I N FIRST DEGREE
Ladue and Berry Charged with
Murder of Eugene Mc
Eugene McGlauchlin is prob
ably another victim of a gang
that for thirty cents would stran
gle their mother. For the past
two years Eugene has made Be
midjihis "hangout*" coming here
from Wisconsin. He homestead
ed near Lakeport which claim he
sold. He has worked most of
the time in the woods, and is
credited with being a hard-work
ing, honest and temperate man.
His family history is difficult to
secure. He was about 43 years
He came down from Nebish
last week. Saturday morning
he reported the loss of a watch
to some friends'? but exulted in
still having a roll of bills Which
he exhibited. It is said that he
was given a drink out of a bottle
with knockout drops in it and
he went to sleep on the sidewalk'
near "Spider's corner." He was
found in the afternoon in an un
conscious condition, scarcely
breathing. He was taken to the
hospital where he died a few
Mayor Steidl immediately or
dered that the case be probed to
the bottom, which the police
were already carrying out. The
body was i-eraoved to Martin's
undertaking rooms, and on Sun
day Doctors Henderson and Mor
rison performed an autopsy. The
stomach was sent to the state
laboratory at St. Paul for analy
sis to locate any trace of poison.
The body appeared to be in
healthy condition and ah organs
On Sunday John Berry was
arrested for complicity in the
robbery and he 'Squealed,"
naming George Ladue as the
principal. Ladue was captured
the same day in Crookston and
brought back to Bemidji. The
two .men wereexamined Tuesday
and committed to jail on the
charge of murder in the first
At this hour there is so much
talk of those who "know it all"
that it seems positive that the
right men are caught for an aw
ful crime. Hut the state chem
ists may place the men in a less
HOLD S TRAIN
Dr. Blakeslee Owns G. N.
For Few Minutes.
Tin* passengers on the west
bound train last Friday had a
little scare- A man with a touch
of smallpox boarded the train at
Solway, bound for Grand Forks.
Dr. Blakeslee happened to fee on
the train. He immediately or
dered the coach locked up anc
the man was put off at tbo next
station and sent to the pest
The doctor held the train and
allowed no passengers to get on
or off until the coaches had been
thoroughly fumigated. The train
men kicked some at the delay,
but with the passengers submit
ted to the mandate of the law in
all meekness. Again have the
health officers' of this county
shown that they mean business
in stamping out smallpox.
The rise in farm property was
illustrated near Shevlin lask week
when Chas. Carlson sold 120 acres
therefor $2000, and Peter Holm
sold 120 acres for $950.
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Ladies' Felt Shoes
Ladies* Street Shoes
Ladies* Dress Shoes
Telephone No. 1.
FAIL TO AGREE
Jury in Larson vs Clearwater
Lumber Company Case
The Krist Larson ease against
the Clearwater Logging company
has takb 'g up most of the time
of the court since last Monday,
and the prospects are that the
jury cases will not be finished
this term, to say nothing of the
many court cases. As Judge
McOlenahan holds court at Walk
er next Tuesday, Beltrami court
will adjourn this week. Day and
night sessions and the hustling
force of the judge is unsufftoient
to clear the calendar this term.
There are over ten flowage
cases to be determined, and the
SHORT time ago we purchased at a- bargain 500 Suits of Ladies, Gents
Children's Underwear* and in order to move these goods quickly
to sell them at a sacrifice. Remember everything goes.Mens. Womcns
and Children's Underwear, all grades and sizes, Men's Underwear
for 50C, 75C, $1.00 and $1.25. Worth just double the amount asked
for them. Ladies and Children's Underwear, 2tC to $1.00. These are
unheard of bargains. Please remember that we have a fine line and plenty of eaeh size
and that this is not a cut sale on odd sizes.
Gents* Felt Shoes
Queen Quality Shoes for Women
The Best Shoe on Earth.
$1.25 PER YEAR.
Gents' Work Shoes
Gents' Dress Shoes
Boys' School Shoes
Boys' Heavy Shoes
McCuaig & Ludington Beaux'!,
total claims for damages by set
tlers against the Cleurwalor Co.
amounts in all to over |25,OOG,
The individual claims range from
|400 to $1,")()(). Attorney Cjerfson
of Minneapolis represents the
settlers and Geo. Sullivan of
Stillwater lias charge of the de
The plaintiffs are settlers in
tho western odgo of the county
in the low lands where the Clear
water spreads out after leaving
the higher lands. The farms am
low-lying and in many instances
hut knolls in the swamp. The
Clearwater people made their
first drive last season, and one
settler alone claims he had 200
tons of hay destroyed, due to
the damming of tho river. No
doubt but the settlers wore dam
aged by this overflow, but from
we are going
tho evidence it is probable that
the damages asked are much too
high cunniionsurato with the im
The ease went to the jury
Tuesday evening and after
wrangling over it all night and
next forenoon, they wore dis
charged as they could not agree.'
By consent of counsel this and
tho other flowage cases were
tinned to next term of court.
Beltrami County's Crops.
Official figure* compiled hy the
state show in Beltrami county tho
following crops niiri acreage for
I'.iol: !W!\v, 1!)4 acres, .'1840
bushels Com, 172 acres, 424n
bushels Oafs, 741 acres, 20,460
bushels Wheat, 1,1*48 acres, Ur