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VOLUME NUMBER 85.
A SUNDA SCHOO
Northern District Will |old
One In Bemidji Next
THIS DISTRICT COMPRISES
Will Open On Monday, Aug. 3.
i And Continue Till
An "At the Lake" summer
school institute for the Sunday
school workers of Minnesota and
visitors to our lake will be held
in Bemidji August 3, 4 and 5,
opening on Monday next and
continuing until Wednesday
night. It will be under direc
tion of the Minnesota Sunday
The state association has ar
ranged for eight of the institutes,
covering almost the entire state.
To this end certain counties
have been grouped around one
summer resort, thus centralizing
the efforts of the Stinday school
superintendents for more effect
ive service. Besides the local
workers and visitors from
abroad,' Mrs. J. E. Hobart, state
primary superintendent, and
Mr. John Orchard, state field
worker, will attend each of the
G. W. Campbell is superinten
dent of the Northern district, of
which Bemidji is the center. The
institute here will draw from the
counties of Beltrami, Cass, Crow
Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Polk,
Red Lake, Marshal and Kittson.
It is expected that there will be
a large attendance and a pleas
ant gathering is anticipated.
The program for the Northern
district is as follows:
2:30 The Worker and the Work
D. K. Lanre, Crookston, Minn,
3:00 Difficulties in Teaching
J, G. Wirth, Laporte, Minn.
3:20 The Child we Teach
(a) The Laws of Teaching or
(b) The Law of Application
J. E. Hobart, Minneapolis.
4:00 Next Sunday's Lesson
(a) My Preparation
(b) My Outline
J. Orchard, Fargo, N. D.
Aesthetic in School Life
Room, Decorations, Music,
The Pith of Organization
In Class, School, Primary,
District, County and State
2:30 We Praise Thee
3:00 Graded or Suplemental Work
3:30 The School of the Age
D. A. Foster, Bemidji.
4:00 Round Tables
a) Primary Work
J. E. Hobart.
(b) Church & Sunday School
8:00 The Importance of the Sunday
And Who is Responsible For
R. F. Sultzer, Minneapolis.
8:45 Sunday School Telegraphy
Another of the bowery dances,
which became so popular during
the recent G. A. R. encampment,
will be given Friday night in the
navilion at the corner of Second
street and Beltrami avenue.
Music will be the best obtain
Mrs. Thomas King and son
Gordon of Montevideo are in the
city visiting Mrs. King's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons.
BOD O MILITIA
Some Are in Favor of Forming an
A petition is now being cir
culated to find the sentiment of
the people of Bemidji regarding
the forming of a militia company
here. An application for a state
militia for the town has been in
for the past three years, but no
good has resulted from it.
Crookston and other towns in
the state have been given state
militias since Bemidji made ap
plication for one, in spite of the
fact that we are more favorably
situated to be the home of a body
of the guard than the other
towns, being located in the vicin
ity of three Indian reservations
where trouble is at any time
liable to occur.
When Gov. Van Sant was here
recently he was approached on
the subject and promised tp do
what he could for Bemidji in the
matter of a militia company, but
said that there was little hope of
doing more than putting the
local organization, if formed, on
the reserve list. This would be
desirable, for at the first open
ing the company would be made
a regular member of the state
guard. A reserve company has
to furnish its own uniforms, but
the state provides arms and
ammunition. Many are in favor
of forming an independent com-'
pany, which would also be sup
plied with arms and ammunition
by the state. It is claimed that
this would be even better than
being put on the reserve. The
regulation fatigue uniform could
be secured at small cost and the
dress uniform be purchased
There is plenty of good material
in Bemidji to form a first class
company, which calls for fifty
men. Several of those who
have signed their names as be
ing ready to join are old militia
men, and some have served in
the regular army.
A Good Show Coming.
Gentry Bros.' famous shows
will soon exhibit in this city.
The Gentry's fame is. now uni
versal, and the annual visits of
their wonderful trained animal
shows are looked forward to by
the little folks with the same
regularity as is Santa Claus'
coming. Each department of
Gentry Bros.' famous animal
aggregation has been carefully
gone over, and has had as many
improvements made as was
possible. The show-will exhibit
in this city afternoon and night.
Miss Espie McLennan arrived
home today after spending two
months with Miss Knox at Grand
Mrs. Anna Smith, who has
been a deaconess for seven
years, in London and Dublin, will
speak at the M. E. church Sun
day morning and evening.
Many Lots Sold.
Silver Bros, report the sale of
twenty lots in the new town of
Ashawa, twenty-five miles north
of Virginia, on the Duluth, Vir
ginia and Rainy River railroad.
Petition Being Circulated to
Find Sentiment of the
COMPANY WOULD BE PLACED
ON RESERVE LIST.
[OR E ROOM S FO
Old Court Bouse Is Being
O N BELTRAMI AVENUE.
Mr. Hannafin Builds Two Offices
on His Newly Acquired
Senator Swedback now has a
crew of men at work remodeling
the old court house at the corner
of Beltrami avenue and Fourth
street for office purposes. The
whole will be given a brick ve
neer and the inside will be hand
somely finished in attrrctive
woods. When complete it will
make a roomy building, with
space for two stores below and
several offices. There will be no
difficulty in renting the struc
Another new building improve
ment is being made by Mr. Han
nafin on his newly acquired prop
erty at the corner of Beltrami
avenue and Third street. The
old wooden building on the rear
of the restaurant is being remod
eled into an office building, and
besides this a small addition is
being constructed, which will be
an office, making two new of
fices. Both will be of wood.
This improvement will add
greatly to the appearance of the
block. Brick used in place of
the boards, however, following
out the ordinance relative to put
ing up buildings in the fire lim
its, would make the improvement
all the more noticeable.
Safe Blown and Contents Taken by
Rudd, Iowa, July 29.The poatoffice
at this place was robbed Saturday
night. Some one broke in through the
back door and Uew the safe all to
pieces, securing about $40 and about
$12 worth of stamps. A small box con
taining money orders and other valua
ble papers was found under a railroad
bridge Just west of town.
lowan Probably Slugged.
Rlceville. Iowa, July 29.News has
reached here that Matt Keramitz. who
recently left here for Hot Springs.
Ark., was found unconscious near a
billboard. It is known that he took
considerable money with him from
here, and took it for the purpose of
treatment. He WAH found in a semi
conscious condition, and without
money. The presumption was that he
had been slugged and robbed.
Charged With Theft.
Baldwin, Wis., July 29. Sheriff
Harris arrested John School and Hen
ry Commas, botfc of Emerald, charged
with stealing $11 0 from Michael Lang
don. a laboring iian. while sleeping in
a haymow. They were taken to trie
county Jail at Hudson last nh-'ht.
where they will nave their hearing,
Accused of Bigamy.
Webster :,Hv. Iowa, July 29.Qwins
to a delay in .e requisition papers A.
E. Isenhart. the Marshalltown bis
amist who was insrrled in this city
to Miss Emma Mitchell, ha not yet
been returned to this state. He is un
der arrest at North Bend, Neb., and
will be brought to this city.
Woman Mysteriously Disappears.
Neoia, Iowa. July 29.Mrs. Thomas
Lucid disappeared from her home
early yesterday, and searching parties
have found no trace of her. She was
seventy-three yeers old. Bloodhounds
will be employed.
Killed by a Horse.
Watertown. S. D., July 29.A young
man named Oscar Hold en was kicked
by a horse last Bight and as a result
died in a very ahort time. He waa
kicked on the side of the face and tho
blow broke his neck
Iowa Brick Plant Burned.
Moifjee, Iowa. July 29 Th
brick plant was burned The
loss is $45.(KK) insurance $15,000.
The company employed 100 mpn.
doubtful whether th plant will be r
built this year.
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3T0RM SWEEPS OVER ST. PAUL.
Rain. Hail, Wind and Lightning Do
St. Paul, July 29.Street car trama
waa delayed, wires were torn down,
streets were washed out and a great
deal of other damage was wrought by
a heavy rainstorm, accompanied by
lightning, high wind and hall, which
broke over St. Paul shortly before 3
o'clock yesterday morning. The rain
lasted for-jncire than an hour. Shortly
after the'rain began the wind !Wlw
down poles and the wires on bo*h In
terurban lines broke. Service was not
restored for several hours.
WORK OF THE STORM.
Great Damage Is Done Around Sauk
Center by Wind.
Sauk Center. Minn., July 29. Re
ports from the country greatly aug
ment the amount of damage don* by
yesterday morning's storm. A barn
throe miles west of town was blown
away and seven head of stock killed.
Grain is badly blown. Telephone wires
Miller. S. D., July 29. During the
severe, thunderstorm ('ounty Treasur
er Trythalla's mammoth barn was lev
eled, and the Methodist church and
Davey hotel at St Lawrence struck by
SNAP FOR WIDOWS.
Cattlemen Make a Deal With Them to
Secure Cattle Ranges.
Pierre. S. O.. July 29. Last week
about fifteen tilings were made on laud
by soldiers' widows, being those of a
party who came out from Iowa and
Minnesota towns and filed together.
The land laws allows soldiers' widows
to file on governm-rit lauds and secure
title without residence, and in final
prooff they they an allowed the time
oi s*vlce of fh*ir deceased husbands
as a portion of th*- 'tv years' time re
quired to secure title. All that is ie
quir^d of them is the filing, improve
ment ar.d final proof In the case of
the widows who filed last weekj an
asr^ment was made between them
and cattle owners who desire tire land
for crazing privilege, This privilege
Is allowed in return for the placing on
their homesteads thf improvements
required oy the government.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY. JULY 29, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
and Reta il
GOO LOCATIO N
Land Donated For State Encamp.
ment Is Ideal For The
The whole town is more than
pleased at the action taken at
the meeting Monday night rela
tive to getting the state G. A. R.
encampment located in Bemidji
next year. The action of W. F.
Street and those owning land
with him in the vicinity of
Diamond Point, in donating a
plot of ground to the use of the
G. A. R. during encampment
week, has found hearty apprecia
tion with the citizens. A better
piece of ground for the purpose
could not be found in the state.
It is in close proximity to, tho
lake and its natural advantages
make it an ideal spot for such a
camp. Head officers of the G.
A. R. and Gov. Van Sant them
selves selected the camping site,
and were highly pleased with
FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH. Sec-Treas. D. C. SMYTH. Manager
BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO.
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain
I 1 5
OPEN DOOR IDEA GOES.
Unitco 6U.te3 Wins Over Russia and
Washington. July 29.All doubt as
to the speedy conclusion of the treaty
with China, providing for the opening
of porta in .Manchuria to foreign trade
has been removed by positive informa
tion received here. It recently was re
ported from Pekin that Prince Chtng,
the head of the Chinese foreign office!
had said that he could not conclude
the treaty for tho reason that the Rus
sian government continued to object
to any arrangement for the "open
door" in Manchuria. This statement
attracted considerable attention and
it was credited in some quarters, but
it is proper to say that the United
States did not believe it, feeling confi
dent that Russia had acted in good
faith in furnishing assurance that she
would intorpose no objection to the
port opening program of this govern
ment. An arrangement has been
reached with China by which Cfie
commercial treaty between the United
States and that country will contain a
provision for the opening of two ports
in Manchuria. The treaty will bo
signed within a very short time.
UNIONS ARE FEDERATING.
Labor Will Be Pf^uaEt Into FiveGreat
Chicago, Jul.. Following the
levy of a special assessment to raise a
defense fund, trade unionists are
for" ng strong combinations and ex
te allowances among t'uilr crafts
for t.he purpose of defensive and of
fensive action in fighting associations
of nDloyers Five such alliances, are
We Sell Large
Our Goods Are
TH E NE W TOW N OF
situated as it is, at the bead. Bullhead Lake, and
at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. &
I. railway, and being it: the heart of the timber dis
trict where logging will be carried on extensively
for the in fifteen years* i* bound to be a thriving
town itj a very short time. The soil In this vicinity
i* loam with clay subsoil, showing excellent pros
pects In regard agricultural purposes. The
O'Kelliher Mercantile Co.
will build a large loneral -toie, to supply loggers
"THK you rig town? in" Northern Minnesota are fum*
ous for then- rapid growth, ami everything goes
to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busiest
logging centers in this district:
For information regarding prices of lots, or other general
information, write or call at the
Crookston Lumbe Company
mmt-i .ly uenv. i liv t'tl-ir ip ilio tilSO
preparing to uo iuto (gSurt and tight In
junction proceedings This is the main
purpose of the defense fund, indorsed
substantially at a special meeting of
the ChTcVgo Federation of Labor.
SCALED MOUNT M'KINLEY.
Judge Wlckeraham and His Party Ra
turn to Dawson.
Seattle Wash !uly 29.A special
dispatch from ihtvson s,i\s: United
States District Judge Wlckersbarriand
the members ot his party have re
turned to Rampart from the ascent of
Mount MeK:nley. the highest peak in
America. A gjaciei 100 feet hU was
encountered A river near the moun
tain was named Wiekorsham for the
Judge and a huge peak near McKinloy
was named Deborah in honor of Mrs.
TOO TIRED TO KEEP UP.
Boy Tries to Swim to a Boat and
Urowns on the Way.
Hampton, Iowa July 29 Allen An
drews, a young man nineteen years of
rage, wlin sphre friends went bathing
in RC.MI.-, lake He and Homer Clark
I started to swim to some boats anch
ored out about fifteen rods (Mark waa
ahead and turned ami asluidAndrews
if he Was ail ikht km answered:
"A little tired." This was the last
seen of him until he was fished up
about an hour afterward.
Dassel. Minn July 29An opidemto
of typhoid fever has broken out here
and is growing very prevalent.
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