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Fine Cut Glass.
Salts and Peppers, Water
Tumblers, Sugars and
Creams, Jelly Dishes and
Snears, Creams. Knives
and Forks. Fruit Knives,
Spoons. Berry Spoons, Cream
Ladles and Nut Picks.
I Plush Goods.
Sets and Trinket Boxes.
2,000 yards of Best Prints worth up to 7 cents sale
price Lot 1, former price $4.75
now Unbleached Muslin, 36 inches wide, during this
Ou Holiday Good No Read for Inspection
We can safely say that our assortment was never
equalled in Bemidji. It is complete in every department,
and one would think that we had Christmas Presents for
But Past Experience Ha Taught
that the early shopper gets the most desirable goods.
Better not delay. We'll wrap up your purchases and
store them away until called for.
Suits, Furs, Coats, Skirts,
Opera Shawls, Silk Hose,
Gloves, Hand Bags, and the
New Photo Buckle Garter.
Pillow Tops. Silk Dollies.
Center Pieces. Lace. Braids
All Kinds of Toys.
Wood. Iron and Tin To vs.
OXeary L Bowser
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 193. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1903.
Lot 2, former price
Suspenders, Sterling Silver
and Gold Plated Buckles,
suitable for engraving Neck
wear, Tecks, Four-in-Hands,
Boas, and Club Ties in all
the new silks Smoking
Jackets or House Coats in
the new patterns at popular
Vests, Shirts and Handker
One-(|iiarter off from reg
THE DAILY PIONEER.
Big Remodel Sale!
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6 DAYS AT THE BAZAAR
Monday Dec. 7, gg| Saturday, Dec. 12
W will during this SAL E give Bargains that have never been g^ye in Bemidji:
Don' let us forget our line of Silk Waists. W have put them in Three Lots:
A BARGAI N YO CANNO MISS-CLOAKS JACKET S and SKIRTS-$15 JACKET S $9.75. I
Our Entire Stock of Men's and Ladies' Hamilton Brown $3.50 and $4.00 Shoes, until closed out only $2.95 a pair
Bleached Muslin, 36 inches
Fell Into Erie Canal While Being Snug
gled Into United States.
Buffalo.J^J^Dec^A wagon load
of Cinnamon who were being smug
gled into this country was overturned
early in the day and fell into th^JCrie
canal. Four of the Chinamen^weic
There were eleven Chinamen in the
party. The accidenl was due to the
breaking of the tongue of a covered
wagon in which they were being trans
ported. The vehicle rolled down a
hill into the canal. The seven Chinese
who escaped and the driver jumped
when the descent began. Four, how
ever, had no chance to jump and were
drowned. The only witnesses of the
accident were workmen some distance
away. They went to the rescue, but
were too late.
LOSS MORE THAN $500,000.
Freighthouse and Large Quantity of
Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. F.Th
freighthouse and sheds of the New
York Central Railway company In this
city were totally destroyed by fire
during the day, together with an im
mense amount of freight, the value of
which it is almost impossible to esti
The only means the fire department
had of fighting the fire was with water
obtained from the Erie canal with two
fire engines. The city haB been with
out a drop of water in its mains for
forty-eight hours on account of a
breakdown at the pumping station
which furnished the water supply of
the entire city.
The loss will be more than $ "00,000.
IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS.
bor War Affecting Many Industries
Chicago, Dec. 5.Industrial war,
long expected, has broken out in the
Fox River valley In Vorthern Illinois.
Manufacturers at Batavia, Aurora, El
gin, St. Charles and Geneva have or
ganized and have decided to increase
the hours of labor from nine to ten
hours. The first notice was servou
by manufacturers at Hatavia Friday
and 350 machinists quit work there.
The wage earners are united and
will resist this attempt to add to the
bours of labor without, increase-in "pay.
The industries likely to be affer.ted
Include many lines, from windmills to
shirts. The manufacturers in the cv
ganization employ, it is, stated. 10,000
DOMESTIC TROUBLE TH E CAUSE.
Wealthy Iowa Banker Suicides by
Des Moines. Dec 5.George D.
Wood, president of the Hank of Colfax
and director of Tra, Mingo and Baxter
(la.) banks, committed suicide at his
home in Colfax by sheeting himself'
through the head.
Wood was forty-three years old." He
was married a year ago to a nurse
who attended a former wife Tiurink
her last illness. Domestic trouble is
supposed to hare caused the euicide.
Wood was worth over $250,0*tO and his
accounts were straight.
During this Sale we will place our entire line ol 10 and 12
cent outings at
Lot 3, former price. $0.50 to $9,
Sioux Falls, S. D., Dec. fi.Scores
of lives were imperiled, four firemen
injured, a dozen people rescued by
the police and firemen and the divorce
colony received its most -severe shock
since its establishment in the burning
of the Masonic block here. On the
third floor of the four-story brick
lived about fifty women, largely mem
bers of the divorce colony. Seven of
the women, arrayed in nothing but
their nightgowns, were carried in the
arms of firemen from the windows of
Officer Jack Tracy fought his way
through flames and smoke to the end
of a hall, took out three women, one
at a time, and carried them down on
an extension ladder. Firemen took
out four other .wo ruea the same v.yv.
BOODLE HEARING RESUMED.
Examination of Grand Rapids Officials
Grand Rapids. Mich., Dee. 6.The
examination of Alderman Charles T.
Johnson, charged with accepting a
bribe from Lant K. Salsbury to sup
port the Lake Michigan water deal, in
aid of which Salsbury alleges he
bribed a score or more of prominent
citizens, including the manag'-rs of
three local newspapers, was taken up
in police court during the clay. Sals
bury had sufficiently recovered again
to take the stand as a witness. He
was unable to remember any more
than the substance of various conver
sations with Johnson during the sum
mer of 1300, but stated that Johnson I
agreed to support the water deal for
$1,000 in c!tsh, SofiO uf v.-liic-h Saisbtrry-j
said he paid him.
SHOOTS DIVORCED HUS3AND.
Des Moines Woman Inflicts Probr.bly
Des Moines. Dec -In an effort to
arrest her divorced husband, who es
caped from the state hospital lor the
insane a week ago. Mrs. Nettie Klin
genblel, residing in Kasi Pes Moines.
fired five times at him. One- Bhoi
passed almost through the body just
below the heart and may prove ratal.
After the shooting th^ woman sum
moned a policeman and had the man
removed to a hotel. He was after
wards taken to the police station.
"He turned on me just before we
got to the station." said Mrs. Klinge.i-
bJel, and I was compelled to shoot
Fifty Women Narrowly Escape In a
Sioux Falls FireFour
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
IN SCANT ATTIRE
A score of others 'hail narrow escapes.
The fire started in the basement
and was fanned by a thirty-five mile
gale. Just as ft was well started a
large kerosene tank in the basement
of an adjoining block exploded, throw
ing burning oil on three firemen
working near. They escaped with ba
burns, but Assistant Fire Chief Sloan
was overcome by fumos of gas in the
basement and only found after search
by his men, barely In time to save his
life. The scene was appalling for a
time, people appearing in nearly all
the upper windows and begging to be
The property loss was about $20,000,
aside from |er8onal effects which will
amount to as much more.
CLAIM DOWIE IS SOLVENT.
Several Large Creditors Will Fight
Chicago, Dec. 5.The first open no
tice of opposition to the bankruptcy
proceedings against John Alexander
Dowie was given in the United States
district court during the day by an
attorney for an Indianapolis grocery
company, which is a creditor of Dowie.
In the filing of a claim for $3,500 the
attorney for the Indianapolis concern
gave notice that, at the proper stage of.
proceedings he would take action In
court in opposition to the bankruptcy
petition of other creditors. The con
test will probably begin within a few
Representatives of several other
large creditors, it is said, will join in
fight to have the receivers ousted on
the ground that Howie is solvent and
that c-.cditors will get less If litigation
A middle aged man. known to How
ie's followers only as the "Milwaukee
millionaire," arrived at Zion City dur
ing the dav. A prominent Dowleite.
who refused to allpw the use of hi
name, said that the visitor was' the
'deliverer'' whom Dowie mentioned at
his rally meeting Wednesday as being
willing to pay Dowie's entire Indebt
edness if Dowie wished.
Employment for Ten Thousand.
Saratoga, X. Y., Dec. 5.Operations
are being resumed at the mills of the
In'ernational Paper company, which
shut down a week ago. The mills are
sinated at Corinth. Fort Edward.
(5lens Falls and elsewhere and emplov