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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher.
Entered In the' postoffloe at Bemldji, Minn,
as.second class matter.
PUBLISHED KVERY AFTERNOON.
Official County and City Paper.
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS
Capy for changes of advertisements In
The Dilly Pioneer mast rea:h this office by
10 o'clock a. m. in order to Insure their
appearance in the Issue ol sam day.
C. C. Andrews, chief fire war
den ofjtlie state of Minnesota, hi,s
just compiled his annual report.
It makes interesting reading to
those who pay attention to the
forests, either in ^business way
or otherwise, and shows that the
number of firesmostly on brush
and cut over titnbar landre
ported by local wardens (town
supervisors) in 1902 was 34,
doing damage to the amount of
$3,820. The numbar of prairie
fires was 46, and the damage
caused, by them was $12,318.
Most of the tires occurred in
April and May when dry weather
prevailed. In a number of cases
serious damage was averted by
the prompt action of lire wardens
and their deputies.
At the highest figure there re
mains standing in the forests of
Minnesota 30,000,000,000 Jfeet of
merchantable pine timber. Its
value, estimated, is $120,000,000,-
000. The most of it is in the
hands of private parties, is ma
ture, and will be cut as fast as a
good market for it can be found.
It is predicted that this immense
amount of timber will be entirely
cut off within the next fifteen
years. The rmst of it will be
shipped out of the state. iture
timber is that which has reached
its fiscal agethe age when it
has ceased to earn good interest
by its growth. On average pine
soil the pine tree does its fastest
growing during the first 80 years
of its life, and at the end of that
period authorities say it should
What is implied by forest pres
ervation in Minnesota is thejpro
tection from fire .of the remain
ing forests, including the young
.pine, nowj'all the way ifrom'two
inches to 30 feet in height, and
some of which will be merchant
able -when the original growth
will have disappeared the reser
vation and treatment |on forestry
principles, either by the United
States or by the^state of Minne
sota, of the few pine lands yet
belonging *to 3 the government
which Jare better adapted to for
estry than] to agriculture and,
finally, the ^acquisition byj the
state by purchase of any land
that is too sandy, too hilly or too
rocky for agriculture, and hold
ing and fusing ^the sarnie for for
IT IS A remarkable fact that
there were no disturbances of
any kind in ^town yesterday.
Although there were 3,000 visit
ors in Bemidji, all out for a good
time, as good order prevailed as
on an ordinary day. Everything
was quiet and orderly. Even
drunks were conspicuous by
their absence. Four men, a trifle
jaggy, were quickly disposed of,
and this is the nearest approach
made to disorder during the day.
FENCING GOOD FOR WOMEN.
Exercise That Will Impart Grace and
Those who have seen women rh
are expert fencers recognize thy.t it
is an extremely graceful amusement.
Many ladles are taking fencing les
Strength of leg is necessary, as
well as of wrist, and much activity.
But it Is a moat admirable exercise,
improving the figure and developing
the muscles, and is worthy to be
made an art
It is not only physical strength that
is reauired for this amusement, but
keenness of the eye and dexterity of
the wrist, and these are quite woman-
QuIcRness or perception and ac
tion are necessary.
Gossip Connects It With a Recent Suit
by Wife for Divorce.
Grand Rapids, Wis., June 14.Mrs.
Katherine U. Wood was tounci aatl
near her home at Meadow Valley, her
skull being crushed, evidently by a
blunt instrument. A coroner's iury
was summoned at once and brought. In
a verdict of murder. Mrs. Wood fig
ured in a divorce suit last December
in which she charged her husband with
cruel and inhuman treatment. She al
leged that she owned the farm upon
which they lived and that her husband
had married her to acquire the prop
erty. The husband proved to the cor
oner's jury that he was at work on a
farm three miles away from the scene
of the crime, and no charge has, there
fore, been made against him. No clues
have as yet been found to explain this
PRISONERS ESCAPE JAIL.
Four Men Gain Liberty at Sioux
Sioux Falls, S. D., June 14.By the
aid of a confederate on the outside,
four prisoners last night succeeded in
making their escape from the county
jail in this city. One fugitive is Albert
Miller, charged with stealing a horse
and buggy from a local liveryman, and
was being held until the next term of
court. Another is Abe Smith of Pierre,
a federal prisoner, who was serving a
term of six months for selling liquor to
Indians. The other two are William
Rush, serving a short term for assault
and battery, and Daniel Barnes..,
charged with petit larceny. A posse is
in pursuit. Although no trace of the
fugitives has yet heen found, there is
little doubt that all will be recaptured.
ADMITS SALOON MEN.
Catholic Foresters of South Dakota
Let Down the Bars.
Watertown, S. D., June 14. The
third biennial convention of the Soutfi
Dakota Catholic Order of Foresters
has just closed here after a successful
meeting. There are twenty courts in
the state with 600 members. A resolu
tion to admit to membership men en
gaged in the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors, rightly coming un
der the hazardous class, was passed.
John E. Hanton of this city was re-,
elected chief ranger for the third time.
Other officers elected are: Vice chief
ranger, Frank Kantowsky of Pierre
state secretary, Patrick Walsh of
Henry state treasurer, R. N. Arthur
TOY PISTOL KILLS.
Little Boy Dies in Awful Agony From
Blue Earth, Minn., June 14.Little
Willie Bassett of this place, the nine
year-old son of M. M. Bassett of this
place, died of lockjaw from a shot in
the hand inflicted with a little pistol
shooting blank 22-caliber cartridges.
Wednesday morning it was evident
that blood poisoning was setting in,
and the wad from the cartridge was
tound and xemoved, but blood poison
ing had already set in. Medical skill
was powerless. Spasms set in, and
the little fellow suffered terrible agony
before the end came.
FARMERS FORM TRUST.
They Will Unite in Combine to Hold
Back Their Grain.
Winona. June 14.A number of the
farmers in the vicinity of Dodge, Wis.,
across the river, have made the pre
liminary arrangements for the forma
tion of a farmer's trust. The object is
to pool issues and advance to those
farmers who need the money in the
fall such amounts as are necessary so
that all may be allowed to hold their
grain for the higher prices which al
ways prevail later in the season, it is
said that the organization will be com
pleted within another week.
WILL RAISE GINSENG.
Much Capital Is Required to Make a
Pierre, S. D., June 14.South Da
kota is to have the ginseng industry
started within the state, parties from
Valley Springs making a move in this
direction and incorporating for $10,-
000 for that purpose. As seed to
start in the business costs well toward
$100 per ounce it takes capital to get
the crop started, and several years'
wait before any returns can be se
Shakopee, Minn., June 14.A man
named Random, from Minneapolis,
who was braking on one of the St.
Louis gravel trains, a mile from this
city, was killed by being run over.
School Bond Issue.
Morristown, Minn., June 14. At a
special school meeting this village
voted to issue bonds of the district in
the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of
building a new schoolhouse.
Fire at Kalispell.
Helena, Mont., June 14.Kalispell
had a disastrous fire yesterday after
noon. The American Steam laundry,
$7,000, and the Model restaurant, $400,
were the principal losers.
Osceola, Wis., June 14.The heavy
frosts of Wednesday night and Thurs
day night has played havoc with corn
and perishable garden truck in this
section. Ice a sixteenth of an inch
thick formed. Many say that the
corn crop will be a failure this year.
Riceville, Iowa, June 14. Glenn
Hughes, a boy about thirteen, was
drowned at this place. He with two
other boys were wading in the creek,
and got into a deep hole.
THE CUS TMOMA* ANECDOTE.
Some World-Famous Retorts That Are
Adolph Klauber told an anecdate of
Augustus Thomas quite as suggestive
as humorous. He is said to have re
plied to a fellow-dramatist, who had
remarked that he had seen and heard
Thomas' last comedy and "bad not
got a laugh out of it," that he, Thom
as, had been asked for an opinion on
a rejected tragedy by the other fellow
and "had got a laugh cut of every
line." This retort discourteous is
familiar in some form or another to
almost every period of our literature.
Instances recalled are of the author
who asked the literary critic, "Have
you read my last poem?" and was an
swered, "I hope so and of another
who asked, "Have you seen my 'Des
cent Into Hell'?" and was told, "No,
but I should like to." The old story
gains nothing by repetition In new
DEATH WAS NOT SURPRISING,
Britisher Realized Fall Was Suffi
cient to Kill Any One.
Charles Francis Adams, who was
escorting a British friend to view
the different objects of attraction in
the vicinity of Boston, brought him
to Bunker Hill. They stood looking
at the splendid monument, when Mr.
Adams remarked: "This is the place,
sir, where Warren fell." "Ah!" re
plied the Englishman, evidently not
posted upon local historical matters,
"did it hurt him much?"
Mr. Adams looked at his friend.
"Hurt him," said he, "he was killed,
"Ah! he was, eh?" said the Eng
Jishman, still eying the monument
and commencing to compute its
height in his own niind. "Well, I
should think he would have been to
fall so far."Philadelphia Ledger.
Josh Billings' Wit.
R. R. Beatty of Washingtonville,
N. Y., told this story the other day:
"I was well acquainted with Josh
Billings and his family when he was
an auctioneer. He once sold a lot of
cows for a Mr. Haight, who lived near
Hackensack, generally known as Dea
con Haight, because of his strong
religious principlein which not a
great deal of confidence was reposed.
One of the cows made a bolt and ran
square over Joshua, knocking him
down. He arose in his wrath and be
gan swearing, whereupon Deacon
Haight stepped up and said: 'Tut
tut, Mr. Shaw you should rot swear.'
Josh scratched his head and remark
ed: 'Well, Deacon, you pray a little
sometimes, but I think neither of us
means much by it'"
BEASTS BORN IN CAPTIVITY.
Those That First Set the Light in
Bristol, England, An the Best.
The birth of a litter of lions at
Haslemere Park, a private menagerie
in England, leads one of the English
papers to note a fact that has for long
puzzled biologists, and that is notori
ous among those who interest them
selves in the study of wild beasts in
captivity, this being that nearly all the
lion, tiger and leopard cubs born in
that country have a cleft palate, which
prevents them from being properly
suckled, and usually leads to their
premature death. But, beyond this, a
more astonishing fact stilland one
that also greatly puzzles biologistsis
that which determines that of all the
wild animals born in England those
born in Bristol are regarded as the
finest and as the most likely to live.
So well known is this to professional
showmen and menagerie keepers that
"Bristol born" is a recognized brand in
tie wild animal tracle
Teetotallsm in Texas.
When Gen. Horace Porter was !t
Texas he came across a man who
went about telling everybody, in great
surprise, that he "had struck a big
thing here." "What's the matter?"
peoplp aBked. "Why," he answered,
"I was sent down here by a temper
ance society in Kansas to distribute
these tracts. WelL whenever I hand
ed a man a tract he glanced over IL
hauled out a revolver from one pocket
and a quart bottle of whisky from
the other and then said: 'Look here,
you just have a drink of that, or my
gun'll go off.' Would you believe it!
I haven't had to pay for a drop of
liquor since I came here to distribute
Not Looking for Notoriety.
No author of the day has been less
photographed than Joseph Conrad,
who has just published a book of sea
stories. His publishers, when his
book was about to come out, having
failed to persuade him to face the
camera for a new picture, hunted high
and ,low throughout England and
America for som sort of likeness.
Finally, in the files of an old English
illustrated magazine, someone stum
bled upon a small oval head of him,
and it is from that half-tone, enlarged
and retouched, that all pictures of
Conrad recently published have heen
The New Chinese Minister.
Rev. William E. Griffls corrects a
published statement that Sir Chen
tung Liang Cheng, the new Chinese
minister, is a graduate of Yale. He
merely studied there, being one of
120 students brought to this country
by Yung Wing. The minister ex
plains that the first part of his name,
Chentung, corresponds to the Ameri
can John. The middle part, his fam
ily name, Is pronounced Leeang. His
title, about which there has been a
good deal of talk, was bestoved by
the British government after the au
thorities of his own country had con
sented that he accent it.
BOLOED BY PRISONERS.
Capt. Clough Overton Makes a Fatal
Manila, May '*.Capt. Clough Over
ton of the Fifteenth cavalry ax 1 Pri
vate Harry Noyes, who were killed
May 15 at Sudatlai, Mindanao, met
their death at the hands of insurgent
prisoners whom they v/ere guarding
Their companion ip this duty, Private
Hartlow, was wounded at the same
time. Capt. Overton's troop of the
Fifteenth had been scouting in the
department of Misamis. Mindanao, on
the trail of the insurgent leader,
Flores. The cavalrymen captured
fifty of Flores' followers and confined
them in a house. Capt. Overton and
three men remained to guard the pria
oners while Lieut. Cameron continued
in pursuit of Flores. The prisoners
suddenly broke out of the .house where
they were confined, secured their
boJos and rushed the four Americans
on guard. Capt. Overton was slashed
with a bolo and bled to death. After
escaping the insurgents gathered and
renewed the attack on the Americans.
Capt. Overton is criticised for having
kept three Tien only on g*:rd and for
having neglected to destroy the in
HACKS DRAW FIRE APPARATUS.
Town Authorities, of Salina, Kan.,
Evolve Good Scheme.
A Kentuckian, who recently visited
Salina, Kan!, writes to a Kentucky pa
per as follows: "I wish to tell you of
something I saw in Kansas. As I sat
in the hote" in Salina the fire bells
rang. In a second three rubber-tired
hacks standing in front of the hotel
started. Before I could ask I saw
three hose carts hitched to the axles
of the hacks, about one dozen firemen
comfortably seated in the hacks, and
under whip the procession disappeared
at full speed." Not being able to
maintain a team of horses at the fire
station the town resorted to the ex
pedient of offering a good price for
the first team that shall arrive and
hitch to the hose cart. The hacks,
being on constant duty, often vie with
one another for the prize, and the
general result in point of quick service
Is not so much behind the city system
as some might suppose.Kansas City
But He Won't Do It.
Johnny's mother had been anxious
to instill into the mind of 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
book the best means of gaining a
good understanding of English and
history. The little fellow has been
adding a verse through the Psalms,
Proverbs and those books as he ad
vances in reading. The other even.
Ing he was reading in a particularly
deliberate style when he came upon
the passage, "Keep thy tongue from
evil and thy lips from guile." "Keep
lipsfromgirls," he drawled out.
Owners Refuse to Submit to Demand
for Increase of Wages.
Ashland, Wis., May ".Th setters
and carriage riders of all the nine Ash
land sawmills quit work yesterday
iiiOrning and all mills are closed. Tha
men notified the mill owners last Mon
day that they demanded an increase of
50 cents per day for setters and 25
cents for carriage riders, giving the
owners until yesterday to consider
their demands. The owners met last
night and decided that they would
shut down rather than to grant the in
ciease. and all the mills shut down.
VALUE OF A HORSE TRADER.
For Killing One the Penalty Is Three
Months in Jail.
Des Moines, Iowa, May .*-The pen
alty for killing an itinerant horse
trader ia Des Moines is only three
months in jail. This was fixed at the
conclusion of the trial of Ed Plunkett
for killing Alex Euchre. The two got
into a quarrel about six weeks ago and
Euchre wi-s killed by a blow on the
head. Plunkett was founa guilty of
assault to commit great bodily injurv
and Judge Given sentenced him to
ta *u the. nenitentiarv.
Pittsburg, June 7. A traction car
jumped the track near the Glenwood
bridge and all of the sixteen passen
gers aboard were hurt. None of them
were injured seriously. The car
landed within three feet of the river.
Killed His Stepmother.
Loogoote, Ind., June 7.Mrs. Addie
Lyons of KiHeon was shot and killed
by her stepson last night. The young
man escaped and a search is being
made for him. No cause is known for
E. J. Willits
of good land
REED & KNUTS0N
& KNUTSON have opened a blacksmith and wagron shop one
door south of The Pioneer, anl are prepared to handle any and
all work in their line and guarantee satisfaction to all comers. Mr.
Reed makes a specialty of horseshoeing: and general blacksmith work,
and his work is too well known to need any introduction to the people
of this, vicinity.
Mr. Knutson 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.
Miners Threaten to Quit.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 4.Another
dark strike cloud loomed up on the
horizon of the anthracite coal region
yesterday. The executive boards of
the United Mineworkers in session
here indorsed the selection of their
three district presidents on the board
of conciliation authorized by the strike
commission, and if these members are
not recognized by the operators the
executive boards will contemplate call
ing a convention of mineworkers to
declare a general suspension of work
until their members are given recog
Cruiser Tacoma Launched.
San Francisco, June 4.The cruiser
Tacoma was launched at the ship
yards of the Union Iron Works last
evening in the presence of several
thousand people, including a delega
tion from Washington State.
Oldest Twins in United States.
Monroe, Wis., June 4. The oldest
twins in the United States, Mrs. Anna
M. Noggie of Monroe and Mrs. Hiram
Johnson of Omaha, celebrated their
eighty-eighth birthday anniversary
Wealthy Farmer Probably Drowned.
La Crosse, Wis ""Thomas
Cain of Brownsville, a wealthy farmer,
Is supposed to be drowned below here,
and his wife is offering a reward for
his location. He came here Friday in
a small boat. The waves in the Mis
sissippi were dangerously high, and it
is thought he was drowned on the way
home, as he has not been seen since.
Steame" Goes on the Rocks.
Milwaukee, .".The steamer
City of Paris, from Buffalo to Milwau
kee, went on the rocks at North Point,
north of here yesterday during a fog.
The vessel is reported to be leaking.
She is loaded with coal.