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HE DAILY PIONEE R.
EDWARD KAISER. Publisher.
Entered In the pbstbffice at Bemidji, Minn.,
aslsecond class matter.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON.
Official County and City Paper.
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game received everything_ calcu
lated to please a base runner's
heart except money. This prime
requisite to the support of
series of high class games. Judg
ing by the cash donations at the
contest Sunday, however, the
majority of enthusiasts have a
wrong idea of the manner in
which such a series may be insti
Bemidji needs a good ball team.
Her citizens want it. This was
demonstrated in a practical man
ner by the size of the crowd at
the last game, merely an ama
teur performance. Aside from
the pleasure attached to witness
ing first class exhibition of the
great American game, thftre is
the fact that an Al team is a big
factor in advertising its home
town. An aggregation of tliis
class not only makes money for
its promoters if given the proper
support, but results profitably t^
the business men. Beyond ques
tion a ball team is a good thing
for a town, and the better the
team the better it is for the town.
It should be given at least a rea
Local fans can never expect
good games to be played on the
home grounds if they do not in
the future do better in the way
of financial aid. The money thus
expended promotes the best in
terests of the town to a certain
extent, and is spent here for the
The Havers in Sunday's bal vegetable with alarmed eyes.
that 500 people witnessed the
contest which, though not a
metropolitan exhibition in itself,
was way head of no game at all,
and better than the financial as
sistance rendered would war
rant. From this assemblage of
rooters only $17 was collected,,
hardly half enough to defray the
expenses of the eighteen ball
tossers, and an average of a little
less than six cents for each of
the 500 onlookers.
Everything considered, the
turnout was a very good one for
the size of the town, and is a cri
terion of what Bomidji and the
surrounding country could do in
If the game Sunday hade
a financial snecess news of the
There seems to be an unusu
ally good opportunity for Bel
trami county farmers to make
money this year. Present indi
cations point unmistakably
toward a potato famine. Those
who have planted their ground
to potatoes will find that a high
c.vilih.blc. baseball t,nn ^as have washed a big hole in the
sadly lacking. It is estimated potato crop, occurring as they
way of raising interest in a
price cull be obtained for them
the fall, Small property own
ers, whether they are farmers
or not, might even now do well
to devote their little plot of
ground to the tuber. If they
raise only enough for their own
use thay will find it to be money
in their pockets.
The scarcity of potatoes, reli
able commission men through
out" the northwest assert, will
continue untill the crop of 1904
is dug. It is already making
itself painfully evident to the
thrifty housewife, who is at
present eyeing the soaring of
the homely but useful little
rr-i t\ _T .L'l -*rU
The greatj floods through-the
bottoms of the Mississippi river
and its branches are the cause
of the threatened famine. They
did in some some of the leading
market farming communities of
the country, and will, it is
claimed, inevitably bring about
the predicted scarcity and pro
portionate raise in price.
The early crops have been
irreparably ruined in the flooded
regions, which contribute largely
to the country's supply, and
authorities state that the later
crops to the south of here will
many of them be practical fail
ures as far as selling for the
market is concerned.
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have spread, and
might be expected to result in a
series of high class games. Good
teams would be ready and
anxious to come andffplay the
locals. As the quality of the
games improved the crowds at
tending would grow in Opropor
tion. Bemidji would be spoken
of as a good baseball town. Peo
ple coming here would likewise
take note of her manifold ad
vantages as a place of residence
and her name would become
familiar in thesurrounding states.
Bemidji can support as good
a team as some of the towns in
the circuit of northern league.
The business men in the past
have been liberal enough in their
support now let the ordinary
citizen take a personal interest in
the matter, as he does in the
games, to the extent of at least
paying an admissirn fee.
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SOME OTHER A. SMITH.
Four men sat around a gaming
table in the booming lumber.town
of Boomapolis. Angry words
were heard, then a pistol shot,
and a young man staggered from
the table and fell backward, dead.
A local paper gave the story in a
ten-line local the following week.
It was a case of "bad luck at
cards, followed by suicide." The
affair was forgotten long before
the paper came out, and the
gamblers had reloaded their
cards while the goddess of justice
wrapped a fresh bandage around
But one there was in a nearby
lumber camp who read the
account without forgetting. He
came to the city and sought out
the fresh grave of the unfortun
ate-A. Smith. He stood alone by
the grave beneath the stunted
jack pines. The early moon
beams fell upon a face that
looked hideous with its lines of
steel around the mouth. As he
raised his arm aloft and swore
an oath, there was the spring of
a tiger in his eyes.
Three months have passed, and
of the three gamblers who sent
Smith to his grave, two have fol-
an open windowwa whilte dealinghguor
cards the other fell from a train,
the papers said. The third
scented pestilence in the air and
A tall man with a swarthy face
stepped out of a saloon in Duluth,
then suddenly was seen to clutch
an awning iron. His lips paled
and his tongue declared a strike
as a young man sprang up to
him and clutched his. hand.
Slowly his quivering lips obeyed
a dazed will.
"Are you sure enough the
Alonzo Smith I left in Boomap-
"Of course, Bill, what's eating
'How long have you been hang
ing out here?"
"I come here the next day after
you started to work in the woods.
You size me up as if I was a
"So you are a ghostto me. I
thought you dead and rotting.
Yes, by glory, I've got a grave
stone over you in the Boomapolis
They entered a saloon where a
few "stiff cocktails" stiffened
Bill's backbone, without, how
ever, removing his jgloomj The
younger man noticed this with
"Why don't you cut out this
"Are you sorry I ain't dead?"
"No, Smith, I ain't exactly
sorry, only disappointed like.
You know that when I stake out
a piece of work to do I am that
bull-headed that I want to stick
to it till the last dog is hung. But
I've got to give in this time. I
wish you could have stayed dead
till I plugged that third card
shark. Long as it wasn't you, I
cannot go ahead revenging all the
A. Smiths in the country."
KANSAS SUFFERED wORST.
Floods Caused Damage Aggregating
Kansas City, Mo., June 9.Kansas
has suffered as a result of the* recent
floods more than any other state. No
actual figures to sustain this can be
given, but those acquainted with the
extent and amount of the damage
have been making estimates and r.helr
conclusions may be considered fairly
reliable. The damas" done in the
principal cities? and towns it is esti
mated will aggregate over $12,000,000.
No account has been taken of the
smaller towns, although nearly 200 of
these were affected by the floods. The
very lowem estimate that can be made
of the loss done to crops is $5,000,000.
Owing to the lateness of the season
and the condition of the soil it is very
doubtful ii any pro^t will be derived
during the remainder of the year trom
the farms which were inundated. As
a consequence there will bo a great
deal of individual want and suffering
among farmers upon whom the blow
BLOODY BATTLE LOOKED FOR.
Militia Guarding Prisoners May Clash
With Armed Settlers.
Denver. Colo., June 9. A special
from Corby, Kan., says: Chauncey
Dewey and his cowboy associates, Mc
Bride and Wilson, charged with the
murder of Daniel Berr-y and his two
sons, are under arrest and guarded at
the hotel by the sheriff's posse and a
company of the Second regiment of
the Kansas national guard. To-day
the march across the range to St.
Francis will begin with the militia and
sheriff's posse as guards. At Berry's
ranch, sis miles west of the O. K.
ranch, owned by the Deweys, 150
armed settlers are encamped. This is
on the line of march the soldiers will
take with the prisoners, and another
battle in the hills is likely.
Movement of Earthquake Wave.
An earthquake wave has been
known to travel across the Pacific
ocean in twelve hours and sixteen
minutesthat is, at the rate of six
miles a minute.
HUNDRED LIVES LOST IN A COL-
LISION BETWEEN TWO
CRASH TOGETHER AT TILL SPEED
ONE STEAMER SINKS WITHIN SEV-
ENTEEN MINUTES AFTER
WORK OP RESCIE DITflCULT
OTHER VESSELS MAKE DESPER
ATE EFFORTS TO SAVE
Marseilles, June 9. A terrible
shipping disaster occurred a little dis
tance from this port at noon yesterday,
when two passenger steamers, the
Insulaire and the Liban, both belong
ing to the Fraissenet Steamship Com
pany of Marseilles, came into col
lision. The Liban sank and over one
hundred of her passengers and crew
The steamer Liban left Marseilles
yesterday morning on her r^gu vr pas
senger trip to Bastia, Coioicc, and was
run down and sunk by the Insulaire off
the Maire islands. The collision was
witnessed by the pilot boat Blechamp,
which was about two miles distant.
The Blechamp immediately repaired to
the spot to render assistance. The
fo"ce of the collision had
Cut a (..cat Hole
in the Liban's side and she already
was taking water rapidly. Her cap
tain saw the only chance was to run the
steamer agrounc, and the Liban was
headed full speed for the shore, but
within seventeen minutes of the col
lision and white still in deep water,
the fore part of the steamer plunged
beneath the waves and a few minutes
later she had entirely disappeared.
In the meantime the Blechamp, the
steamer Balkan, also belonging to the
Fraissenet company, and other ves
sels had drawn near the sinking ship
and were making desperate efforts to
rescue those on board. The Blechamp
picked up forty persons, many of
whom were at the point of exhaustion.
The Balkan rescued thirty-seven pas
sengers, and up to the present it is
known that in addition to" the "passen
gers seventeen of the crew were also
Scene a Terrible One.
Officers of the steamer Balkan 'de-
scribe the scene just before the Libaa
disappeared as a terrible one. As the
vessel was sinking she was inclined to
such an angle that her masts struck
the water, causing, an eddy which
E. J. Willits
REA ESTAT E
of good land
--uo most uimcuic.
*?ng were cling-
vessel and ut-
as she went
?S2.e the boilers
inhue me wont 01
A mass of human
ing to the foundc
down. At the s.Vw
exploded, intensifying the horrors.
For a few moments the victims were
seen struggling in the sea, then the
waves closed over them and all was
silunt. Of about 200 passengers who
were aboard the Liban it is feared that
at least half were drowned.
The Balkan launched three boats
and the other vessels did all possible
to save the victims in the short time
that elapsed between the time of the
collision and the sinking of the Liban.
WATCHMAN SHOT ON DUTY.
Asks Loiterers Their Business and
They Reply With Bullets.
Chicago, June 9.Fred Burkhardt, a
night watchman, was shot and prob
ably fatally injured by men whom he
believed to be burglars. Near the rear
door of a saloon in Sedgwick street
three- men. stood in .the shadows.
Burkhardt approached and asked what
they were doing there. In reply three
shots were fired, two striking him in
the head. Seven men are under ar
rest and will be taken to the hospital
as soon the the* wounded man is able
to stand the ordeal for identification.
TO BE BISHOP OF MANILA.
Pope Appoints Father Harty of St.
Louis to the Place.
Washington, June 9.The papal del
egation in this city received notifica
tion by cable of the appointment of the
Rev. T. T. Harty of St. Leo's church,
St. Louis, as bishop of Manila. The
appointment was made by the pope
and has been accepted by Father
Rebels Are Defeated.
Coro, Venezuela, June 9.After two
days' hard fighting the Venezuelan
government troops, under command of
Gen. Gomez, assaulted the camp of the
revolutionists commanded by Gen.
Matos, Gen. Riera and Gen. Lara and
defeated them. The rebels were en
camped near Pedregal, twenty miles
from this place. The capture of Gen.
Matos is expected shortly.
Sentenced for Life.
Helena, Mont., June 9. James S.
Kearley was sentenced by Judge
Smith to life imprisonment for the
murder of Thomas Crystal. Kearley
was one of the best known civil and
mining engineers in the Northwest.
Chile Is Expanding.
New York, June 9It is officially an
nounced, says a dispatch from Lima,
Peru, tiat the Bolivian government
has signed a treaty with Chile, the
basis being a cession of Bolivian coast
lands for a cash consideration.
Centenarian in New South Wales.
The last census of New South
Wales shows sixteen centenarians,
one being 113 years old, and four of
104 years or over.
ANYONE desiring to buy a rotary
sawmill of 20,000 feet capacity write
"No. 300.'* care this office.
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,
FOR SALETwo thousand cords of
10-inch wood. Wes Wright. 34tf
FOR SALEYoung pigs. See J. P.
LANG & CARTER exclusive agents
for Bailey's addition.
STRAYEDCame to my prem
ises one white dog and pup.
J. Gilbertson. Diamond Point.
LOSTPure black mare, -i.years
old, about June 2. Reasonabl
reward for return of same, or
information leading to her re
recovery. Ole Anderson, Lake
Shorehotel, Bemidji, Minn. 41-6
In order to close the estate of
the late Mrs. A. E. Milne, the
property and business known as
the Lakeside Bakery, is offered
for sale at a bargain. It includes
lot, building, stock and fixtures.
The place is doing a splendid
business. Anyone looking for a
first class opening in one of the
best towns in northern Minne
sota should look this proposition
over. C. C. Doty, administrator,
TWO 35F00T LAUNCHES
Strong, Durable Boats
Address 223 Manhattan
Building, Duluth, Minn.
HIGH SCORE IN TEN PINS
One pair Cold Cuff Buttons
Furnished by E. A. Barker.
HIGH SCORE IN SEVEN BACK
One Negligee Shirt Furnished
by I. Meyer & Co.
G. WEETMAN, PROPRIETOR.
Decorating Floor Finishing.
Granite Floor Finish
WALL PAPER and PAINTS
4 Office Opp. City Boat House.
A. M. BAGLEY
SUCCESSOR TO J. J. JINKINSON
and Good Horses
New and Second Hand
Carriages For Sale
Office: Over Lumbermens Bank