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The Daily Pioneer
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON.
EDWARD KAISER. Publisher.
Entered in the postofflce at Bemidji. Minn.,
asisecond class matter..
Official County and City Paper.
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS
Copy for changes of advertisements in
The Daily Pioneer must reach this office by
10 o'clock a. m. in order to insure their
appearance in the issue of same day.
Congressman Steenerson is
doing himself and his district
proud in his fight for the reloca
tion of the new land office. After
the commissioner of the general
land office and the secretary of
the interior had turned him and
Tarns Bixby both down, the big
congressman went to the presi
dent of the United States and
asked him if it_was meant to es
tablish land offices to suit town
site men, or to accommodate the
people to be served. The presi
dent at once responded, "To ac
commodate the people." "Then
you will see that this office goes
to Bemidji," said Steener
son. And upon that cue
Roosevelt acted. Always "for
the people," he heard Mr.
Steenerson through, and at
once issued an order for a re
hearing of the whole matter, and
required that he should himself
seethe "rehearing" proofs land
approve the final act of location.
The Pioneer repeats, that Mr.
Steenerson has done himself and
his district proud. He has
honored the voters of Beltrami
county who pinned their faith to
him. He is a big man, and made
a big impression on the presi
OXSTER eaters, beware! Ac
cording to an exhaustive investi
gation made at the instance of
the German government by Prof.
Anton Siegafritz, those addicted
to the inordinate use of the suc
culent bivalve, are subject to vio
lent fits of insanity. This
scientific expert declares that
many cases of suicide can be
traced to the habit of eating
oysters. He holds oysters re
sponsible for violent fits of temper
and habitual bad language in
those to whom|they form a staple
food, and cites the current dictum
as'to the uses of a fish|diet, which
became a reiterated vexation to
its reputed author during his
THERE was a fall of snow in
Butte, Mont., yesterday. The
dispatch states that the citizens
of the western city are not at all
surprised, for few Fourth of
Julys pass that they are not
visited by a snow storm.
THE three American cup yachts
have had another race, and once
more the Reliance has demon
strated its superiority over the
Constitution and Columbia. And
still Sir Thomas has hopes.
DURING the fiscal year ending
on the night of June 30, 604,924
aliens arrived at the port of New
York through Ellis island, as
against 479,^,91 for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1902.
Gasoline Tank Explodes.
Lyons, N. Y., July 3.The explosion
of a portable tank of gasoline haa
caused the death of Machinist Archi
bald Call and the destruction *of the
large Central round house here. Loss,
The Greatest of Shows
Is coming on wings of steam, the
ever popular Campbell Bro.'s
aggregation, a household word
from the Atlantic to the Pacific
will be at Bemidji on July 4.
Make ready for the great event.
Not a few of our readers have
seen and known of the great
shows in the east for many years.
The press, everywhere they
have pitched tents, speak of the
big shows in highest terms of
praise, and say that from en
trance to exit it is a source of
continuous pleasurable surprise,
being modern in every detail
with a succession of hitherto un
seen exhibits beyond the most
sanguine dream of the most op
timistic show-goers. Prom small
acorns large trees grow. Camp
bell's not unlike other enter
prises, had but a small begin
ning, but by indefatigable toil,
care and research has now
reached the stage beyond a fear
of successful rivalry, and has
today without a question Ameri
ca's best shows.
$56080 acres two and one
half miles' directly north of the
thriving city of Bemidji this is
a level piece of land 1 with small
timber it should make a good
general or stock farm includes
theNi, SWi, Sec. 28, Twp 147,
$1000200 acres in compact
body, five miles north of the town
of Turtle River, two miles from
shipping station, five miles from
Tenstrike my reports show black
loam soil with clay subsoil sev
eral thousand posts and poles,
which will sell readily at neigh
boring stations also includes
good meadow land this is as good
land as grows in Beltrami county.
SWi of NWi, Wi of SWi Sec. 5,
Ei-ofSEi of Sec. 6, Twp. 148,
J*\W. D. WASHBURN, JR.,
302 Guaranty Loan Bldg.,
*J Minneapolis, Minn.
MACHEN SAYS NOT GUILTY.
Groff Brothers, Indicted With
Also Make Same Plea.
Washington, July 3. August W.
Machen, against whom three indict
ments have been found for accepting
a bribe in connection with the govern
ment contracts for letter box fasten
ers, was arraigned yesterday before
Justice Prltchard in Criminal Court
No. 1. He waived the formal reading
of the indictment, pleaded not guilty
and got until July 20 to file a de
murrer. Later in the day the Groff
brothers, indicted with Machen, ap
peared in court and pleaded not guilty.
They will be tried in October at the
fall term of court.
CHANGE IS MADE.
Transfer of Bureaus to the Depart
ment of Commerce Is Completed.
Washington, July 3. The transfer
of the various bureaus which are to be
assembled under the act creating the
department of commerce and labor to
the new department took place yester
day. The transfer was attended by a
pleasant ceremony in the office of Sec
retary Cortelyou. The chiefs of all
bureaus, the control of which passed
to the new department, gathered in
the secretary's office. Secretary Cor
telyou made a brief address concern
ing the objects and aims of the de
partment, and there were several re
IMMIGRATION IS HEAVY.
Fiscal Year Recorded 604,924 Arrivals
at Ellis Island.
New York, July 3.During the fiscal
year ending last night 604,924 aliens
arrived at this port through Ellis
Island, as against 479,791 for the last
fiscal year, and increase of 125,133.
The first six months of this calendar
year shows an increase of 56,729 over
the same period of 1902.
STILL DELAYING TREATY.
Colombian Congress Has Not Yet
Taken Up Canal Pact.
Colon, Colombia, July 3. Advices
from Bogota state that the Panama
canal treaty has not yet been taken
up by the congress. The statement
in regard to the passage of the treaty
bill are contradictory. It is expected
that a decision on the matter will be
reached about July 15.
FOLK AFTER CAPITALISTS.
May Be lnd!cad in Connection With
Bribery of Missouri Solons.
St. Louis, July $.Circuit Attorney
Attorney Folk has information which
may lead to the indictment of Eastern
capitalists for bribery in connection
with the transit bill which was passed
by the Missouri legislature in 1899.
The statute of limitations prevents the
prosecution of those persons living in
Missouri who are alleged to have been
connected with the deal, but those liv
ing in New York are not protected. It
is understood that such indictments
would have to be found by the Cole
county grand jury, as the deal'was
made in Jefferson, Mo. Should the in
dictments be voted the whole boodle
story would doubtless come out for the
first time.- The legislative agents
were empowered, it is said, to use all
the money necessary to overcome the
objections of any member of the legis
lature. Circuit Attorney Folk expects
to complete the chain of evidence in a
TO STOP ELOPEMENT.
Wants Husband Kept From Running
Off With a Woman.
Chicago, July 3."No injunction is
going to stop me from eloping if I
wan to elope," declared* William J.
Dobson yesterday, as he reached
across the counter in his undertaking
shop at 1481 Milwaukee avenue and
flecked a bit of dust from a shroud.
"But I aia't going to elope," he con
tinued after a moment's thought.
"Never had such an idea. Just shows
what a woman will do if she listens Vb
what a lot of old hens and smart
alecks tell her."
Only a few hours before Mrs. May
V. Dobson had sought in the superior
court an Injunction to restrain her
husband from eloping, from drawing
about $1,200 he has in the bank and
from disposing of his share of the
property owned jointly by the firm of
Mee & Dobson.
Nominate a State Ticket and Adopt a
Des Moines, Iowa, July 3.Govern-
or, A. B. Cumrnins of Des Moines lieu
tenant governor, John Herriott of
Stuart supreme judge, Charles A.
Bishop of Des Moines railroad com
missioner, David J. Palmer of Wash
ington state superintendent of educa
tion, F. J. Riggs oT Sigourney.
The Republican state convention
yesterday nominated the foregoing
ticket and adopted a platform of prin
ciples. All the candidates were re
nominated by acclamation with the
exception of the state superintendent.
Harmony marked the proceedings of
the convention, all of its actions being
by unanimous vote. But after the
ticket had been nominated and the
platform adopted speeches were
made which indicated that the Repub
lican leaders of the state were not en
tirely agreed as to the details of tariff.
STUDENTS DO MOT PAY BILLS.
Madison Merchants Unite to Force
Them to Settle.
Madison, Wis., July 3. Madison
merchants and business men, particu
larly liverymen and confectioners,
have compared accounts of bad bills
left by university students and have
united to compel payment. An at
torney will be hired to take the bills,
go to the homes of the students and
ask the parents to pay. Legal pro
ceedings will be brought against their
sons and daughters if payment is not
FORERUNNERS OF FOURTH.
Toy Pistol and Giant Firecracker Do
Their Violent Work.
Grand Rapids, Wis., July 3. Miss
Gertrude Philleo was shot yesterday
with a toy pistol by George Dumas.
The boy went up to her and said: "I
am going to shoot you," and fired. The
girl's face is much disfigured and she
may lose her eyesight. T. Akey tried
to fire a giant firecracker while hold
ing it in his hand. The result was
that his whole right arm was blown
off and his face badly lacerated.
TOY CANNON EXPLODES.
Brocket Young Man Loses His Hand
by the Event.
Grand Forks, N. D., July 3.George
Holmec, a Brocket young man, lost
his hand in a toy cannon explosion.
He was loading the cannon for the
amusement of a party of boys and was
driving the powder in with a stick and
hammer. The powder ignited in
some unknown way and the stick was
driven through Holmes' left hand.
John Engsather, a boy standing by,
was wounded in the face.
Big Log Drive Held Up.
Red Lake Falls, Minn., July 3. A
23,000,000-feet log drive is held up at
this point by low water in Clearwater
river and will not move until fall un
less rains come. It is the property of
the Grand Forks and Crookston Lum
TEN LIVES LOST IN CYCLONE.
Storm Mows Down Buildings and
Crushes Inmates to Death.
Wilder, Minn., July 3. Tuesday
nigni's scorm did far more damage
than was at first estimated. The first
damage was wrought on the farm of
E, S. Streator, six miles west of here.
No one was injured. The property
loss is $1,000.
Thence it went directly east, de
molishing all the fine buildings on the
Westermbn farm. Here there was no
loss of life. All the inmates went to
the cellar, where they were standing
in a corner when the house was car
ried away. A barn door fell on a cor
ner of the foundation, giving them
shelter. The property loss is $15,000.
From there the twister went direct
ly east. It completely demolished
everything in the shape of buildings,
trees and crops, and killing Daniel
Gallagher and daughters, Ella and
Nettie. The body of Nettie was recov
ered, but the others are thought to be
pinioned down by bridge timbers in
the lake, into which everything was
blown. This place is located on the
bank of Spring lake. Loss to property
The buildings on the Crowell farm
were nearly all demolished. The
family escaped injury by going to the
Northwest from here Mrs. Joseph
Fritcher and baby and daughter and
father-in-law were killed and their
house completely destroyed.
Joseph Mathias, living near by, was
killed eighty rods from his house by
flying timbers. His barn was de
stroyed nu insurance.
Two persons are also report
killed on the Habbram farm southwest
MINE WORK CEASES.
Three Thousand Montana Workmen
Are on a Vacation.
Butte, Mont., July 3.Washoe smel
ter at Anaconda closed down yester
day, and 1,000 men were thrown out of
work there. This reacted upon Butte,
necessitating the closingjlown of such
of the Amalgamated mines in Butte as
send theii ore to Washoe. In all 2,000
men are thrown Out in Butte, making
3,000 men in Butte and Anaconda. The
shut down is to enable the company
to connect the Washoe with the mon
ster flue recently constructed to carry
the smoke away from the Deer Lodge
valley. The mines and smelter will
start up again Sept. 1.
BIG INCREASE OCCURS.
Duluth Land Office Profits From In
flux of Settlers.
Duluth, July 3. The increase of
business at the Duluth land office for
the fiscal year just closed was in ex
cess ot 100 per cent. The grand total
of receipts for the year was $460,-
147.54, as compared with $209,513.75
for the preceding fiscal year. The
country tributary to Duluth and in the
Duluth land district is filling up with
settlers very rapidly. The sharp rise
in timber has also influenced the land
office business to an important extent.
CLOTHES UNMADE THIS MAN.
Ten Coats and Seven Pairs of Trous
ers Send Him to Jail.
Great Falls, Mont., July 3. Be
cause he tried to wear seven pairs of
stolen trousers and ten coats at once
Willis Caldwell met his downfall here.
According to his own admission he en
tered a clothing store and made up his
mind to take all he could. His unusu
al appearance attracted the attention
of the police and he was taken to the
police station and stripped. A wagon
was called and the stolen clothing
taken back to the owner.
DRAGGED TO HIS DEATH.
Boy Is Killed b"
the benefit of those who wish to purchase Clothing,
Furnishing Goods, Hats and Shoes, our store will be
open until 10:30 o'clock tonight and 12
o'clock tomorrow noon.
STRAYEDLittle black water
spaniel three months old. Find
er please return to the Dan
t'orth and receive reward.
STRAYEDCame to my prem
ises one white dog and pup.
J. Gilbertson, Diamond Point.
ANYONE desiring to buy a rotary
sawmill of 20,000 feet capacity write
"No. 300," care this office.
FOR SALETwo thousand cords of
16-inch wood. Wes Wrignt. 34tf
LANG & CARTER, exclusive agents
for Bailey's addition.
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A. M. BAGLEY
SUCCESSOR TO J. J. JINKINSON
and Good Horses
New and Second Hand
Carriages For Sale
to to to to to to
to to to
Runaway of a
Grand Forks, Is, J,, July 3.Albert
Ratz, a boy living two miles from
Dresden, Cavalier county, was killed
by being dragged by a colt. He was
leading the animal to water when it
took fright and ran. The boy had
fastened the halter to his wais^t, and
was dragged a quarter of a mile. He
was dead when he was picked up.
Washington, jiuy o.uo-^^
commissioner general of the St. Louis
exposition to Asia and Australasia,
has been appointed United States
minister to Argentina, vice W. P.
Lynched by a Mob.
Norway, S. C, July 3.Chas. Evans
(colored), suspected of the murder of
John T. Phillips, a one-armed Confed
erate soldier, was taken from the jail
and lynched Four other negro pris
oners were beaten to insensibility.
New Police Force.
St. Petersburg, July 3The czar has
sanctioned the formation of a new po
lice force to maintain order and se
curity In the rural districts of Euro
pean Russia, $5,250,000 being appropri
ated for the purpose.
Jay L. Reynolds
Office: Over Inmbermens Bank
The Daylight Store.
MAGEA BROS., Props.
Choice Candies, Fruits
\fc and Confections in Stock
have recently purchased the bakery and confection
ery business which was formerly part of the estate
of the late Mrs. A. E.Milne. The building will be remod-
eled and thoroughly renovated. We handle the celebrated
Ives Ice Cream
The Celebrated Scientific
Palmist and Clairvoyant
Has arrived and remains a short time only. The
Professor is recognized by press and public as the
foremost and most able Scientific Palmist and
Clairvoyant before the American public, and he
especially invites those to call irho have been dis
appointed or deceived in the past by some incompe
tent personthey will notice the difference be-
tween an adept and a pretender.
HRE YOU IN TROUBLE?
Do you find that with all of your natural gifts and talents that
you are baffled, discouraged and unsuccessful? If so, come and be
advised and find out the cause of your "bad luck, and how you can
change your bad conditions to success, joy and happiness. Thous-
ands live today to bless and give credit of their success and happi-
ness to this wonderful man. Are you sick? If so, come to me
and I will tell you free of charge what ails you. I do not give medi-
cine, but tell you how to be cured without asking a singlequestion.
Come and be convinced. Palmistry and. Clairvoyant taught.
Prof. Seaton is located at
Roo 8 Remore Hotel
Decorating Floor Finishing.
Granite Floor Finish
WAsLL PAPER and PAINTS
Office* Opp. City Boat House.
For Week ending Tuesday. July 7th. the
following prizes Will be ottered:
HIGH SCORE IN TEN PINS
Fancy Shirt, furnished by
I. Meyer & Co.
HIQH SCORE IN SEVEN BACK
finished by E. A. Barker.
G. WEETMAN. PROPRIETOR.
Try a want ad in the Daily
Pioneerthe result will speak