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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher
Entered in the postoffliSe at Bemtdji. Minn,
as second class matter.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON,
Official County and City Paper.
WHEN the Boers are settled, in
Mexico on the lands which have
been secured from that govern
ment, and there are any Indians
spoiling for a tight they may get
it, even though the kopjes *m ay
be few and far between.
Lovers Have Smallpox Together in the
Webster City, Iowa May 15-.Joto
Jones and his pretty sweetheart,
Pearl Rogers, have just -been released
from a detention hospital. Jones had
not been occupying his lonely retreat,
more than a week before his intended
came down with a serious attack oi
the smallpox, She had given him the
"best of care when he was sick at the
hotel, and as a consequence contracted
the disease. She, too, was removed
to the hospital and the lovers were
united. The "romance," which might
have resulted seriously, seems about
to have a happy closing.
Four Young Peopls of Prairie du Sac
Baraboo, Wis., May 15.At Prairie
Sac four young people, while row
ing in a skiff in the Wisconsin river,
-were capsized, and two. Frank Shell
and Mabel Pickford, were drowned.
Frank Kimball and Vivian Reynolds
managed to reach a sandbar and wefo
saved. Those drowned were about
twenty years old and would have oeen
graduated from the high school this
spring. Their bodies havt: not been
AGED WOMAN'S ESCAPADE.
While Delirious She Wanders Away
Is Found Sitting in a Creek.
Eau Claire, Wis., May 15. Mrs.
Joseph Black, aged 74, while delirious,
escaped about 9 o'clock from a private
hospital and was found in the morn
ing sitting in Niagara creek, near the
.city, with no clothing on but a night
dress, and the icy water up to her
shoulders. She said she supposed
somebody would find her. She had
suffered no ill effects.
Mill Carried Off.
Black River Falls, Wis., May 15.
The heavy rains swelled Squaw creek
and the dam at the carding mill, two
miles from here, was taken out. The
mill was carried off its foundation and
badly wrecked and the machinery
much injured. It was owned and ope
rated by Neri Hanson. The estimated
loss is $1,000. The Black river is also
up ten feet.
Not Hurt br Education.
We are in receipt of a letter of
which the following is a faithful copy.
It may be well to remark that the
writer of it doesn't live in Billville:
"Sur and Editor: We have been
preeched to down in this settlemeent
that Eddication is the ruination of
the country. Now, whilst I don't be
lieve in overcddieatloE, I holds to it
that eddication is all rite in its place,
though I can't often locate just wher
its place is at. I would like some lite
on this subject for the benefit of our.
people. As for miself, they all know
that Eddication has never hurX nig."-
C. C.|Doty, Admr.
East 3rd St. Telephone 118
I had crossed the swamp that
ran before me with each step and
reached a rounding hill which
raised a lofty rampart of green.
I knocked at the door of a dilap
idated cabin and a robust woman
appeared and eyed me narrowly.
"Water," she replied, "We ain't
got 'cept swamp water, and I
guess by the looks of your pants
you don't need that." I was
thanking her and turned to go,
when she called out:
"Did you ever see a bear?
We've just killed onea monster.
The old man is skinning it back
of the house."
Sure enough, she showed me
the bear. Her husband looked
up and smiled a dog's welcome
as we approached.
"Biggest bear I ever seed,"
she went on triumphantly. "It
must weigh 3,000 pounds."
"Three hundred you mean,"he
"What are you thinking of?
Three hundredwhy, its hide
must weigh that!"
After that they both began to
question me rapidly about the
happenings "down the line."
I told them about the railroad
being built their way and gave
a spirited account of the new
towns springing up to pour
wealth into the hands of the lucky
The old lady sank upon a stu mp,
and with hands locked over one
knee and half closed eyes en
gaged in a dream.
"I am just supposing that ther
road should run over our claim
and a city should grow up right
here. Supposing it would make
us rich. "Suppose! would have
silk dresses, a lap dog and a hired
Her husband, seized with the
"And supposing I didn't have
to pack any more bacon, and sup
pose I could hunt with four dogs
and three kinds of rifles, and
suppose I should run for office"
.."Bill," she exclaimed with a
snap like a bear trap, "whose
doing the supposing for this fam
riy~anyway, you or me? Jess
you step to the axe there and
'suppose' up enough wood for
supper, supposing you are quick
'bout it, too." A. M. G.
Amboy, Minn.. May 15. Clarence
Crook, sentenced to the state prison
for twenty-four years and six months
from here six years ago for killing
Henry Bornt, arrived here yesterday
from Stillwater, having been paroled
by the pardoning board.
Clinton, Iowa, May 15. Fire com
pletely destroyed the. main building of
the Clinton Grain and Elevator com
pany last night. Loss, $22,000 Insur
Decision Handed Down by the
Supreme Court This
Clearwater County No Longer
a Part of Beltrami. Here's
Luck to Clearwater.
St. Paul, May 15, 4:15 p. m.
Special to The Pioneer.In the
supreme court today a decision
was handed down in the Clear-
water county case which sus-
tains the action of the last gen-
eral election, and Clearwater
county is a fixed fact. The fight
to keep the territory composing
that county from being cut off
from Beltrami county has been a
persistent one but as the courts
have decided against the county
we can do naught but wish the
new county all the success imag-
inable. Let us bury t&e hatchet,
shake hands and smoke the pipe
STATESMAN WHO NEVER TALKS
New York Representative Does His
Work in Committee.
John Henry Ketcham of the 21st
district of New York gets as much
distinction as does John Wesley
Gaines, who appears oftener in the
Congressional Record, than any other
representative in Congress. Mr.
Ketcham has served in Congress for
thirty-two years, and in all that time
he has never said a word on the floor
of the House which has been report
ed by the official stenographers. The
only words he has ever uttered aloud
Jn the national legislative hall are
"Yes" and "No," when voting. While
he has maintained this unbroken
silence he has been a very effective
worker, being particularly active in
committee work. He is the only
member in the House, young or old,
who has never taken part in debate
and who has never made a statement
in the House. Mr. Ketcham is very
deaf and he will not' join in debate
for fear his disability will cause him
to make a blunder.
"Sized Up" His Man.
"Brother" Sheldon,*' author of "In
His Steps," has a sense of humor. He
tells this story on himself of a young
couple who applied to him to be mar
ried. He performed the ceremony
with due solemnity- and congratulated
the bride. Then he observed the
bridegroom searching through his
pockets and looking" a bit humiliated
and ashamed. "I am afraid, parson,"
he said, '"that I ain't got any money
to pay you with." Then, after a mo
ment of deep thought, looking up
cheerfully, he added: 3u.t I can
tell you how to fix your gas meter so
it won't register."
Cure for Smallpox.
A subscriber requests the publica
tion of the following: "I am willing
to risk my reputation as a public
man," wrote Edward Hines to the
Liverpool Mercury, "if the worst case
of smallpox cannot be cured in three
days, simply by the use of cream of
tartar. One ounce of cream of tar
tar dissolved at intervals when cold
is a certain, never-failing remedy. It
has cured thousands, never leaves a
mark, never causes blindness and
avoids tedious lingering."Canton
A Pointer for Women.
Queen Alexandra's laces, linens and
silks are perfumed by a method which
almost any woman can copy. The
drawers in which they are kept are
lined with white paper, strewn with
rose petals. On this is placed a layer
of the fabrics to be scented, over that*
a layer of rose leaves, and so on in
alternation until the drawer is filled.
At the end of twenty-four hours every
thing in the drawer will have a deli
cate perfume that will cling to it for
a long time.
Pleasure in Doing Good.
Rev. A. P. Doyle of New Yoik re
marked the other day: "A woman who
has an abundance of the good things
of thiB world appreciates them all the
more when she tries to uplift the
fallen or bring comfort to the heart
broken, and it sweetens her enjoyment
of God's gifts. On the other hand,
there is no more useless creature on
God's earth than the woman of wealth
Who lives for herself alone."
A Colorado Paul Revere.
Leo L. Loeb, who styles himself
"the Paul Revere of Colorado," is in
Washington looking for a government
position. He bases his claim to con
8ideration of the fact that on Aug.
5 last, when a dam burst at Green
Mountain Falls, Col., he rode at break
neck to Manitou o- astang
people of that place of
the impending danger. He says he
covered the distancefive miles in
seventeen and a hah' minutes.
Several Measures Are Pushed on Their
Madison, Wis., May 15.In the as
sembly yesterday the new coemploye
bill making railroads liable for dam
ages for injuries to employes caused
by negligence of other employes waa
The substitute bill prohibiting polit
ical lobbyists from attempting to in
fiuence votes of members of the legis
lature was passed without debate, 49
The bill relative to trusts and com
binations was passed, 70 to 15.
The bill to prohibit an increase in
freight rates was passed, 55 to 37.
The senate bill defining criminal an
archy and providing a penalty wa3
unanimously ordered to the third read
In the senate the bill requiring
owners of mines to make reports was
killed. The child labor bill was unan
The new cigarette bill providing for
a license fee of $300 was killed in the
NO RIGHT TO SEARCH.
County Court Says Lefever Properly
Put Out the Game Wardens.
Oshkosh, Wis., May 15.That por
tion of the state fish and game law
which purported (o give wardens the
right to search cars and boats for sus
pected contraband fish and game is un
constitutional. That is the ruling of
the Winnebago county court, and that
by induction is the ruling of the state
supreme court. Last fall Lefever,
captain of the steamer of the same
name, was arrested for forcibly eject
ing two game wardens who attempted
to search his steamer for contraband.
Lefever was discharged in the lower
court on the ruling above noted. The
case was appealed to the supremo
court and the appeal was dismissed
yesterday on the amplication of the
attorney general. This was the 'de-
cision of the Oshkosh judge as the law
in the case.
RECLAIMS TH E BAD ONES.
North Dakota Completes Reformatory
and at Ones Fills It.
Mitchell, S. D., May 15.North Da-
kot a ha
cu oft- th
expe South Dakota for keepinngs its incorrigi
ble children. ..The state has jusat com
pleted the erection of a new reform
school, and the-' children that have
been kept out at the Plankintoon
school have been taken to Mandan, N.
D., where the new institution is lo
cated. Supt. Brown and two assist
ants passed through the city yesterday
with twenty-one boys and three girls,
who will begin their terms in the
North state. The boys were dressed
in near Jf^|y suits, the color adopted
by the slplfh sta'e institution.
London. May 15.John Heniker, M.
P., who has just returned from Italy,
says that at an observatory near Rome
he saw specimens of a new system of
electric photography. Clear photo
graphs can be taken of objects at least
twenty miles distant.
Charged With Murder.
Glasgow, May 15. Paul Martin, a
deserter from the French army, was
arrested, charged with the murder in
Paris of Madame de Brienne, who was
recently found strangled in her room.
Wealthy Man Kills Himself.
Chicago, May 15.William Congdon,
a wealthy lumber dealer, committed
suicide at his home on Forest avenue
yesterday. His body was found by his
wife with a bullet hole in the temple
and a revolver clutched in his hand.
Poor health is the supposed cause.
Killed by the Limited.
Marshfield. Wis., May 15. Fred
Altman, aged thirty-five, was instantly
killed by the Omaha limited while re
turning from work. He leaves a widow
For Snappv, Up-to-date Work,
BEMIDJI DECORATING COMPK'V
Ail of the Old Ideas that are good
as well as the Late.-t Methods of
Phone No. IT. Bemidji, Minn.
Peterson & Hoff,
Painters and Decorators.
House Painting, Paper Hanging,
(Training. Decorating. Etc., Etc.
PAINTS, OILS AND WALL PAPER.
Office: Over Lumbermens Bank
Rudolph Bohr rop.
Repairing Neatlv and
?i ir O'
Three Men Shot
Their orders into Doran & Lyon's
for eve troughs today.
The Pioneer Harness Shop has put
in an elegant line of Trunks,
Valises, Dress Suit Cases
and a complete line
We carry in stock eyerything in the
Harness and Saddlery
nessOil, Mica Axle Grease,
Whips, Lap Robes, Fly
Also the celebrated International Stock Food.
OUR MOTTO: Reasonable Prices and Fair Treatment.
THE PIONEER HARNESS SHOP
Frank Longcoy, Prop.
No. 317. BEMIDJI MINN.
Buy a Lot
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THE AWNING HAN.
Tents of all kinds and Descriptions
for sale or rent. Huntirs Equip
ments, Flags, Camp Furniture, etc.
Wagop and Stack Covers, and all
kinds of Canvas Goods. Estimates
free on application.
M. C. JONES
TEL. 20. Office 311 Bemidji Avenue.
In the New Townsite of
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