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Old papers for sale at this office.
We mix paints to order. Jones. 6t
C. F. Miller left for Duluth today.
Howard Bailey left for Walker this
Bob Craze returned from Blackduck
FOR SALETamarack wood any
length. G. E. Carson 8-tf.
C. C. Doty returned from a trip to
Grand Forks last night.
Contractor H. Schmidt, who built
our court house, and is now working
on the court house at Walker, was in
the city yesterday looking for men.
He left for West Superior on the night
train. TOOHU of the Presbyterian church,
Wednesday, May 27, at 4 p. m. All
members requested to attend.
Harry Bliler, one of our solid real
estate men, sold a lot to Garry Bren
All members of the G. A. R. and E.
C. from the country are invited
bring lunch on Saturday, May 30, and
serve the same in the police head
quarters in the city hall. The Ladies'
Circle here will furnish coffee free.
.Potted plants tomorrow at nan price i Henry Buenther has just finished
at O'Leary & Bowser's. dIt mounting1
F. G. Blair-of Duluth. called on (McKay last fall, and the specimen is
customers in the city1
Andrew Danaher of Tenstrike is a
business visitor in the city.
Dr. Wildes re&uraed from a business
trip to Blackduck this morning'.
L. R. Bartz of Sauk Center trans
acted business in the city yesterday.
Have you seen the new ties for gen
tlemen at O'Leary & Bowser's, dIt
Fred Brinkman returned last night
from a business trip to the twin cities.
A. H. Harris left for the farmstead
with eight sacks of potatoes this morn
O. E. Erickson of Ely was among
the sightseers in the city this after
Street Commissioner Pogue i9 hav
ing the corduroy road east of Nymore
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bell of St.
Paul are enjoying a days' outinp on
Ten cent plants, 5 cents 25 cent
plants, 12i cents tomorrow at O'Leary
E. Weil of St. Paul, and Louis
Schlitz of New York are visiting I.
H. W. Stewart and A. H. Klevin of
Crookston are doing business here
Mrs. Albert Hill was taken ill at
BJackduck and brought home from
E. J. Clifford is putting a fence
around his residence property in
J. H. Welsh, who has been visiting
this brother, Charles Welsh, left for
Duluth this afternoon.
Mrs. D. S..Whittemore arrived from
Detroit yesterday for a visit with her
sister, Mrs. G. A. Walker.
H. Holmes of Neche, N. D., joined
the fishing party from Grand Forks at
Diamond Point last night.
This morning Judge Reynolds made
a lumberjack dig up $5 and costs for
the privilege of getting drunk.
Dan McDonald left for Eau Claire,
Wis., where he was called on account
of the serious illness of his father.
Mrs. George Clark of Minneapolis,
who has been visiting with Mrs. C. H.
Miles, returned home this morning.
The Orookston Lumber company
put on a night shift last night, and
from now on will run night and day.
Three patients were discharged from
the county pest house yesterday, and
one case was brought in from a Miss
Ice cream will be served in .I. Peter
son, Jr. 's store temporarily until the
fixtures for the parlor on the pecond
Ole Christianson was struck in the
eye by a flying splinter of rock yes
terday. The wound, while not serious,
as very painful.
B. S. Brynjolfson, M. Murphy
and Theo. Bug are among the Grand
Porkers who are landing fine strings
of fish on Lake Bemidji.
All Knights of Pythias, whether
members of Bemidji lodge or not, are
requested to attend the district con
vention, Tuesday, June 2. Committee.
W. I. Nolan at the city hall Tues
day night. Tickets 25 and 50 cents.
On sale Tuesday morning at Mayo's
drug store. Curtains up at 9 o'clock.
One neighborhood in this pity con
tains the following strong combina
tion: Two families of Browns, two
Smiths, two Jones, two Clarks and
James Price is improving his resi
A. Halvorson of Blackduck is doing
business in the city today.
Miss Minetta Rogers has accepted a
position in the Bemidji Steam laundry.
C. E. Albrant returned this morn
ing from a trip to Blackduck and
C. M. Booth, a heavyweight busi
ness man of Turtle, was doing busi
ness here today.
Bert Getchell is building aD addi
tion to his house on the corner of
Tenth street and Bemidji avenue.
Lang & Carter put a force of men at
work on a house 16x18 this morning,
and it will be ready, for occupancy to
a wood duck shot by W.'C.
the finest ever seen in this section.
Fred Brinkman purchased an $85
Concord buggy of the Bemidji Mer
cantile company this afternoon. Fred
now has one of the finest turnouts in
Mrs. Schaffner, formerly employed
as marker and sorter in the Hennepin
Steam laundry of Minneapolis, has
accepted a similar position with C. E.
A. T. Wheelock, manager of, the
city opera house, left for Minneapolis
for a short stay- While away he will
try and land some good attractions
for the city.
A petition is being circulated by J.
P. Pogue this afternoon for the benefit
of Henry Rivord, who has been sick
for some time, and has a large family
to support. Mr. Rivord is an honest,
industrious workman when well. The
petition is being freely signed by the
BEMIDJI Minn., May 25, 1903.
Council met at 8 p. m. in regular
PresentJ. A. Ludington. presi
dent W N. Bowser, A. B. Hazen,
trustees H. W. Bailey, recorder.
Minutes of last meeting read and
Bonds of Johnson & Lindeberg for
liquor license, with William Blocker
and C. Swedback as sureties, presented,
and on motion of Hazen, seconded by
Bowser, the same was approved.
Report of Justice Achenbach printed
for the week ending May 23. On mo
tion of Bowser, seconded by Hazen,
that the same be received and placed
on file. Carried.
On motion of Bailey, seconded by
Hazen, that the following audited bills
be allowed. Carried:
Standard Oil company $20 57
Beltrami County News 5 00
H. J. Smith, scavenger. 92 70
Mrs. A. Peterson (A. Peterson's
account), labor 4 00
R. Nelson (Mike Guser's ac
count), labor. 10 00
The following resolution was pre
sented by Bowser, seconded by Hazen:
That the contract for excavating for
water pipes on Second street from the
northeast corner of Beltrami avenue
to the northeast corner of Bemidji av
enue, and the back filling of same be
let to Andrew Borgan for the sum of
A. LUDINGTON- "-es^eni.
H. W BAILEY, Recorder.
In Bemidji to Stay.
In an interview with C. H.
Miles this morning in regard to
selling his large interests here,
he said: "There is only one spot
on earth for me and that is Be
midji. I haven't the slightest
idea of selling any of my prop
erty here, and propose to make
this town my home. I will leave
for Chicago Friday morning,
where I will stay until I can se
cure a competent man to take
charge of my business there, and
as soon as that is done I will re
turn. There isn't any prospect of
getting the novelty works here
now, as the new partners want to
hold it in Chicago, where they
will not have to carry as large a
stock of raw material, and where
any kind of material can be pur
chased at a moment's notice.
Still, it isn't my intention to leave
this town, not for a moment."
Photographer Reed has just
purchased a new Panoramic
camera capable of taking a pic
ture 21 inches wide. The camera
equipment cost $200, and is
The W. C. T. U. will hold its regu- mov es in a semi-circle and takes
lar business meeting in the lecture, i
the best made. The focus
nan yesterday, and one to Clark Congressman C. Buckman
Mitchell this morning. Between can- arrived in Washington yesterday,
celling stamps and selling dirt Harry jj
scope of territory.
Mr. Reed's lake views will bebet-
M. L. ter than ever.
Cass Lake Appointments.
WASHINGTON, D. May 27.-
has to go some." Commissioner Richards and Sec-
conference with Land
tary Hitchcock relative to the
appointments at the Cass Lake
land office. It is understood
that the appointments will be
announced in a few days.
Will be Held in the Opera House
Friday Slight, May
Our First Annual Commencement.
Everyone Invited to be
The graduating exercises of the
senior class of the high school
will be held in th^^pferii house
Friday evening of this week.
The members of the class are
Guessie B. Heffron, Lee Heffron
and Earl Geil. It is the first
Commencement to be given in
the city and ail should attend.
The following program will be
rendered: Song- Male Quartet
OrationBenedict Arnold Harry P. Geil
Oration~A Modern Hero Lee Heffron
Essay, with ValedictoryJoan of Arc...
Gussie B. Heffron
Music Male Quartet
Address Judue Spooner
Presentation of Diplomas
A cordial invitation is extended
to all, especially parents of the
school children and. all who are
interested in school work. The
program, though short, prom
ises to be very interesting, and
everyone should turn out.
To the soldier, living and dead,
our nation owes.its life. To him
we are indebted for all the bless
ings we enjoy in our model re
public: his unselfish sacrifices
and devotion to the cause of lib
erty are unprecedented in the
history of warfare. We cannot
too highly honor the living, or too
sacredly revere the memory of
the dead. Realizing this, the
state and the nation have by wise
legislation designated an annual
memorial day. On this day let
us show our love and gratitude
to the American soldier. Let us
deck with the choicest floral
offerings the graves of our patriot
dead. Let us extend to the living
heroes the nation's love, and let
us renew our fealty to the cause
of liberty and reconsecrate our
selves to the institutions of our
country which these men fought
and died to save. Let us, then,
observe as a legal holiday, Satur
day, May 30, 1903.
I would suggest that flags be
placed at half mast, and that all
factories, mills, stores, mercan
tile houses and offices be closed,
and all business be suspended,
that the day may be most sacredly
observed in every city, village
and hamlet in Minnesota.
Given under my hand and seal
of the state, at the capitol, in the
city of St. Paul, this 12th day of
May, A. D. 1903.
[SEAL]. S. R. VAN SANT.
By the governor:
P. E. HANSON,
Secretary of State.
A Big Haul.
Andy Lysacker and J. Vogler
caught 125 pike and pickerel on
Lake Irvine in about three hours
yesterday. The catch weighed
210 pounds, and is the largest
one made by a single party here
this season. Andy never conies
back empty handedunlike Mr.
Welsh, who went out this morn
ing with his brother and caught
a pike that tipped the scales at
just three-quarts of a pound.
Bemidji is certainly to the fore
in the building line. Architect
Bert Keck was a passenger from
there this morning where he goes
to complete arrangements for a
new brick block that is to be
erected at that point by W, F.
Street. It is to be built across
from the Markham on the corner
now occupied by a photograph
gallery, and is to be 36x74 feet,
two stories and basement. The
lower floor of the building will be
occupied by a shoe store, and the
upper floor by the photograph
gallery of R. W. Reed.Crooks
THE NIGHT SHIFT
Crookston Lumber Co. Start
the Xight Shift of Their Mill
Output of Lumber Exceeds That
of Any Mill in the State by
Several Thousand Feet.
The Crookston Lumber Co. put
on a night shift in their new mill
last night, and for the rest of the!
season will. run ifight aud kty.
The managoment of the milt are
certainly hustlers, and deserve'
much credit for the efneiont
manner in which they are hand-1
ling this big concern. From now
on there will be a steady stream
of lumber coming from the mill
night and day, and it is now an
assured fact that the output will
greatly exceed that of any'mill in
A view of the mill in operation
from the gallery at night is an
inspiring sight. None but the
latest and most up-to-date ma
chinery is used, and all hand
work has been eliminated.
The men employed are all
thorough workmen, and so far
the mill has been running with
out a flaw and scarcely an acci
dent. The mill is at the present
time Bemidji's largest enter
prise, and the people of the city
made no mistake when they made
overtures to the company to lo
cate their mill at this point.
Jaoe Found In Oregon.
"Jade, the sacred and rare stone
used by the Chinese in making brace
lets, rings, vases, etc., has been found
recently in large quantities in the
state of Oregon," said S. T. Taliaferro
of Portland to a Star man at the Ar
lington this morning. "The discov
ery is considered quite an important
one from a mineral as well as a com
mercial standpoint. This find is said
by geologists to be the first of the
kind in the United States. The Ore
gon jade is tough and compact and
varies in coior from a pure white to a
dark green. The bulk of the supply
heretofore used has come from Turke
stan, but some little ...as been found
in New Zealand and in the islands of
the Pacific."Washington Star.
Did Not Mean Disapproval.
In an Iowa law court au attorney
was arguing with great earnestness
and eloquence. In the midst of hia
argument he paused a moment, ac
cording to the Green Bag, and said:
"I see your honor shakes his head at
that statement. I desire to reaffirm
it, although your honor dissents." "I
have not intimated," replied the
judge, "how I should construe the
evidence of what my decision will
be in the case, and your remark is
uncalled fofT'C" "You shook your
head." "That may be true," the
court replied. "There was a fly on
my ear, and I reserved the right to
remove it in any manner I saw fit
Proceed with your argument."
ENGAGE IN FIERCE FiGHT,
Three Men Are Shot and Probibl/
Muskogee, May 19.Trainmen com
ing in from Westville tell a story of a
fierce fight at that place. Three men
were shot and probably will die. The
men who did the shooting went into
a railroad yard and forced and engi
neer and brakeman to cut their engine
loose from a local westbound passen
ger train. They climbed on and start
ed to run the engine out of the town
and into the brakes of the Ozark
mountains along the track twenty
miles from this city. Officers and
citizens intercepted them at a cut on
the Pittsburg & Gulf, however, and
ca'V. ured them.
B'NAI B'RITH IN SESSION.
Annual Convention of the Jewish Or
der Begins in Omaha.
Omaha, May 19. The annual ses
sion of District No 6 of the Jewish
order of B'nai B'ri'h convened at
Temple Isre^-l in this city vosterday.
There are present 10C delegates rrora
Illinois, Iowa. Michigan. Wisconfiin,
Minn3SOta, Nebraska and Kansas. The
sessions yesterday were given up to
the trasaction of business and last
night a literary session at which there
were a number of speakers of promi
nence was held.
FOUND IN THE RIVER.
Man Who Supposed Himself a Mur
derer Commits Suicide.
Pittsburg, May 19. The body of
John T. Miller of White Ash, Pa., who
last Wednesday at Braddock shot and
seriously wounded Mrs. Minnie Guen
ther, was fisfewL out of the Mononga
hela river. Miller was jealous of Mrs.
Guenther and fired two bullets into
her. Thinking she was dead he went
to the river, walked into the water
and shot himself through tr'e head.
Mrs. Guenther has a fair chance of re
LOSTTwo keys on key chain. Finder
return to this oflice for reward. 29-6t
FOR SALK-Young pigs. See .1. P.
ANYONE desiring to buy a rotary
sawmill 20,000 feet capacity write
"No. 300." cure this office.
LANG & CARTER exclusive amenta
for Bailey's addition.
WANTEDTwo painters and paper
hangers. \V. Jones. 3tf
WANTEDA girl for general house
work. Mrs. Edward Kaiser.
LOSTSmall poekethook epntalning-J
receipt and two old coins. Finder
return to E. R. Anderson. It
EXCELLENT chance for man with
small capital to get into paying
hotel business at Crookston, Minn.
For particulars address letters to
proprietor of Commercial hotel}
But He Won't Do It.
Johnny's mother had been anxious
to instill into the mii.d her youth
ful son the necessity of reading at
least a few verses from the Bible
each day. She is anxious that her
son should have a knowledge of the
Bible as well as other books in fact
she thinks a reading of the great
'look the best means of gaining a
good understanding of English and
history. The little fellow has been
adding a verse through the l'salins,
Proverbs and those hooks as he ad
vances in reading. The other even
ing he was reading in a particularly
deliberate style when lie came upon I
the passage, "Keep thy tongue from
evil and thy lips from guile." "Keep
lipsfromgirls," her drawled out.
One of the latest of kitchen utensils
to take its place on the dressing table i
Is the flatlron. which has horn con
verted into a thing of ornament as well
as use. Its use in the bedroom is that
of a pincushion, and it. Is stood face
outward, in the position In which i
good housewives put away this kitchen
hrlc-a-brac. Of aourse it is only a
flatlron In shape, for it is made ol
stout cardboard cut the slnpe of a
small flatlron face. This is padded
with cotton and covered smoothly with
satin. A handle of heavy wire is added
and wound with narrow ribbon, which
is tied in bows where the handle joins
the cushion part.Brooklyn Eagle.
Many Tons of Ore Mined.
Never during the winter has so
Oiuch ore been mined and hoisted to
surface at lake Iron mines as this sea
son, In tha region about Duluth, Minn.
Stock piles have been as large as now,
hut the ore on ground was an accumu
lation which several seasons of poor
demand had helped to make. Last fall
there was very little on surface, as
shipments had about cleared up the
stocks of the previous year's work. I
Now this newly mined ore is ready by
the millions of tons for the opening of
Third Street BowlingAlley
For week ending Tuesday. June -3rd. the follow
ing prizes will be ottered:
HIGH[SCOXti LY TE.Y PLYS
One pair of $3.00 Shoes, offered bv I. Meyer
man SCORE LY SEVKX BACK
A valuable Scarf Pin, furnished by E. A.
G. WEETMAN, Proprietor
REED & KNUTS0N
fc KNUTSON have opened a blacksmith and waj^on shop one
door south of The Pioneer, an 1 are prepared to handle any and
all work in their line and guarantee satisfaction to all earners. Mr.
Reed makes a specialty of horseshoeinjr and general blacksmith work,,
and his work is too well known to need any introduction to the people
of this vicinity.
Mr. nutson has been in the employ of the St. Hilaire Lumber
company for four years, and comes well recommended by that company.
Give the new firm a chance to show you what
they can do, and you will not be disappointed
REED & KNUTSON
Second door south of postoffice, BEMIDJI, MINN.
"Faithful" Service Rewarded.
The late Judge Smyth, so much bet
ter known as '"the Recorder,' used to
have a reminiscence of another law
yer who now enjoys much distinction
at the bar and for a time rejoiced In
judicial honors, but who was at the
time the managing clerk of a law of
fice on the same corridor with that of
the future recorder.
'I met him in the hail one day,"
said the old judge, "and he was evi
dentl rery much agitated. I Inquired
the nature of his trouble. Almost
weeping, he answered: 'I have been
discharged, r/^iacharged without a word
of explanation, after five years of
faithful service, it is very hard.' And
then he quite gave way. and added, in
tears: 'And you know. Mr. Smyth
you know what affidavits I have mad*
for that man.'
Mr. Urown'i Wild Klde on a Shovcn.
C. Henry Brown, O years old. of
Ileltt, Ohio, was persuaded by friends
to go coasting. The old man procured
a scoop shovel and said b* preferred
to ride on that instead of a sled. He
started down a steep incline and rode
for half a mile. When the bottom
of the hill was reached Brown ran Into
a stone wall. He was rendered uncon
scious and lay In the snow for six
hours. He was finally picked up and
taken to his home, inhere he is in a
critical condition. The track Brown
rode on is almost straight up and
uown, and composed of solid ice.
8he Wanted a Chiingo.
The latest argument against sky
scrapers comes from the kitchen. A
cook in a West Side top-floor Hat gave
warning the other day. "Share an' It's
no intertalnmint 1 have," was her an
swer when asked her reason for leav
ing. "It's too high fur me to see any
thing of hat's goi'n' on in the street
iown below. If." magnanimously, "yez
will take a ground-floor flat some
where* I'd stay wid yez. Then could
look out the winder and see wha.i
goln' Pfl an' 'twould be more inter
talnln' fur me."New York Evening
Gave Tin-in a Kent.
"I don't see." hhe complained, "why
they always set me alongside of soma
awfully wise professor or philosopher
or writer or something of that kind
whenever I'm invited out to dinner."
"I suppose," her friend answeivd.
'that they do it for the benefit of the
great men they Bet you next to. Most
men who are engaged In Intellectual
pursuits like to relax at such affairs
and not have to talk sns. you know."
Prevents Sounc! and Smoke.
A device for suppressing sound and
smoke has been provided for the ordi
nary rifle by a French soldier. It con
sists essentially of a s'.eei tube-about
thirty Inches long, with several parti5
tlons having orifices slightly larger
than the bore of a gun, and this tube
is attached in the front of the muzzle
of a bayonet clasp whenever its use
is desired. On firing the gun the
gases are retarded by each partition
in turn, finally escaping without sound
or smoke, With a knife at the end the
auxiliary tube can be made to serve
as a bayonet,