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THE VIRTUE O A
KICK
It Will Be Tried by Up-line
Towns on Washington
Postal Authorities.
MAIL SERVICE NORTH OF BE-
MIDJI UNSATISFACTORY
Takes Twenty-four Hours to Get
a Letter from Northomc to
Blackduck.
Residents of the towns north
of .Bemidji on the line of the M-
& I. and more especially-the bus
iness people are going to try the
virtue of a kick to the postal
authorities in securing a better
mail service than they have at
present. They assert that the
mail service the government has
provided them has long been an
abomination and that it is high
time the authorities of the postal
department should do something
to have it remedied.
Mail from Bemidji to all points
north is handled by pouch at
present. There is no clerk ser
vice on the passenger trains
running north of this city and
this works a big delay to local
mails. For instance a letter that
is addressed from Northome to
Blackduck must come to Bemidji
and be sent back on the next
train. A letter written at Funk
ley a distance of six miles and
posted this morning will not
reach Blackduck until next Mon
day night.
These conditions the people of
the towns in the tall timber to
the north have tolerated for some
time. They have made a number
of efforts to have a change
brought about but have so farwill
been unsuccessful. They now
propose to start a concerted
effort in everv town on the line
to petition the postal department
to have the mail clerk go
through on the passenger
trains instead of getting off atvicinity
Bemidji as at present. The mat
ter will be placed in the hands of
:'Congressman Steenerson and he
will be instructed to use his ut
most efforts with the department
-to get some change that will be
better condition.
If the request is granted by
the department it will put two
mail clerks on the run and they
will work a week each alter
nately.
THE CHURCHES
M.
ceivecl
E iilg in fo pj. 3^
The Union revival services
which have been held at thedistrict
First Presbyterian and M. E.
churches during the past two
weeks have developed an interest
that no series of meetings ever
heltijffin the city before has been
able to get out. The meetings
will continue indefinitely at the
M. E. church. There have been
many conversions during the
past week and ntimoers have ex
pressed a desire to lead a Chris
tian lite. Tomorrow morning
Ruv. Connolly will preach at the
Baptist church, Rev. Wilson at
the M. E. and there will be the
usual services at the First Pres
byterian church, where Mr. Mc
Leod's subject will be "Unseen
You Trfle." In the evening all
the church societies will unite in
the union services at the Meth
odist church.
Verdict For Stoner.
i). S loner has just re
advices from Attorney E.
at Duluth, inform
lat b.e has won the case
interested be
fttates district
is highly
outcome.
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MILES GENEROUS
Well Known Saloon Man to Give
300 Turkeys to Poor on
Christmas Eve.
A huge wall sign adorns the
side of C. H. Miles' Beltrami
avenue saloon building today and
it announces that on Christmas
eve C. J3. Miles will give three
hundred turkeys to the poor and
needy of Bemidji. "If you can't
come yourself send your child-
ren," says the sign. Mr. Miles
is one of the most popular and"
wholesouled men in Bemidji
and his generous action will be
generally appreciated. On the
occasion of Thanksgiving last
year he gave away 500 turkeys.
His Christmas gift will bring
good cheer to many a home on
Christmas day and it shows that
he fully appreciates the spirit of
the day.
CONVENTIO N A
WIND CITY
Chicago Secures Next Republican
National Convention by a
Very Decisive Vote.
Washington, Dec. 12.The
Republican national committee
today decided to hold the next
national convention at Chicago as
the point most easily accessible.
The date of the convention was
fixed on June 21. The vote for
the convention city stood: Chica:
go, 43 Pittsburg, 7 St. Louis, 1.
May Get Soldiers.
The following report comes
from Washington: Strong efforts
be made by Representative
Buckman and other members of
in-
a small detachment of troops to
Walker. Letters are still being
received from settlers in the
urging that some action
be taken.
They say that the recurrence
of Indian scares is having an
effect on the settlement of the
country in that section of the
state. Mr. Buckman returned
to Washington this week, and
took up the matter with Secre
tar Root immediately upon his
arrival.
Big Row About Ben Hur.
Deputy Sheriff John Bailey,
who has just returned from Du
luth where he spent ten days on
business before the United States
court, says that the com
in engagement of Ben Hur will
be one of the biggest events in
the theatrical line which has ever
taken place in the Zenith city.
It is the most superb spectacular
production that has ever been
staged in the town and extensive
additions to the staging facilities
of the Lyceum are at present be
ing made to enable the produc
tion of the piece on the stupen
duous scale that is necessary to
its.greatest success.
Instructed For Bailey.
The jury in the case of Lefitte
vs. Bailey and Stoner which was
on trial at Duluth, was instructed
before it wont out last night that
i it must not find against Sheriff
Bailey. Mr. Bailey's connection
with the seizing of the property
of Crotdeau, the absconding log
jgor, was merely in his official
i capacity and the court said he
I could not be held.
Hydrants Freeze.
Street Commissioner Pogue
has boon having trouble today
with the hydrants that have not
The I yet been prepared for winter.
d6,y Several have been frozen up-dur
jing the night and are causing no
-end of inconvenience to wTater
wS-1 Patrons.
more
trouble along this line in the
iaeo Tar Syrup lor be taken at once to avoid
j' Le-i cough medicine
and has no equal for
future.
Every precaution -will
'ILXil^jti*
the Minnesota delegation to in number of idle men around all
duce the secretary of war to send^f the lumbering towns and the
CU IN WAGES IS
ANNOUNCE
Twenty-five Per Cent Reduc
tion in Wages Prevails at
Several Camps.
FIFTY MEN WALKOUT OF CAMPS
NEAR WALKER YESTERDAY
Were Hired For the Best Wages
of the Winter Early in the
Season.
A cut of twenty-five per cent
in the wages of woodsmen has
this week beeii announced at a
number of lumber camps and it
is said that the cut will be preva
lent in all the camps in this vi
cinity where men were hired
early in the season for $20 to $30
per month. The prevailing wages
at present are $20 to $26 and
there are any number of men
anxious to work at those figures
who are unable to obtain employ
ment.
At several of the Walker &
Akeley camps the twenty-five
percent reduction was announced
to be effective Dec. 10 and a large
number of men who did not take
kindly to the reduction are com
ing out of the woods. Fifty men
came out of one camp near Walk
er yesterday according to reports
which reach this city.
Men for work in the woods are
plentiful at present and the lum
bermen are taking advantage of
the fact to reduce the wages.
Early in the season it was feared
that men ight be scarce and
good wages were offered. Most
of the camps which will work
this winter are in at present and
none have had difficulty in obtain
ing full crews. There are a large
Mrones" have all been replaced
by more satisfactory talent. I
the meantime the wages dropped
from $26 and $30 to $20 and $26.
Many of the camps which hired
at the first figure have already
announced reductions to the
present figure. The older and
^more reliable concerns, who hire
their men carefully and hire only
the best have not yet announced
any cut but it is said that a
reduction will be announced at
all the camps in the near future.
310:11 (outset.
MEETS TONIGHT
Charter Commission Has First
Meeting at Office of Clerk
of Court Rkoda.
The recently appointed charter
commission will have its first
meeting at the office of Clerk of
Court Rhoda at the court house
tonight. The meeting will organ
ize the commission by the elec
tion of a chairman and secretary.
It is probable that M. D. Stoner
will be chosen chairman and that
Fred Rhoda will be secretary of
the commission. The meeting
will also formulate plans to gov
ern the future deliberations of
the body.
Circle Inspected.
The local circle Ladies of the
G. A. R. was inspected this after
noon by Mrs. Marilda Stone, of
Rush City. Mrs. Stone compli
ments the circle on being one of
the best in the state. Dinner
was served to the members of
the circle and the local post and
the afternoon has been a very
pleasant one. After dinner there
was a program, the principal ad
dress being by Mrs. Stone.
Officers were also elected.
of
Tin and Iron Work
Pump
Steam and Water
Pipe Repairing
a Specialty
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BIG SALE O CU
OVE LAN
ry & rc5^AT^r^^^
We
Do All Kinds
il
or better craftsmen are employed, and they know by actual experience that
the results cannot be surpassed.
Iowa Syndicate Contracts For
Purchase oi Tracts Between
Bemidji and Blackduck.
28,000 ACRES ARE HELD UN-
DER CONTRACT.
Long Headed Iowa Business Men
Realize That Beltrami County
Real Estate Is Good.
A contract for the sale of ,-28
000 acres of cut over timber
lands was filed at the register of
deeds office yesterday by the
Minnesota Hardwood, Land and
Development Company, an Iowa
syndicate of speculators. The
contract stipulates a purchase
price of $111,000.
Most of the land is between
Bemidji and Blackduck and is in
cut over tracts formerly held by
the Scanlon-Gipson Lumber Co.
The land still has on it much jack
pine, birch and swamp timber
and thousands of acres of it in
time may be developed useful for
agricultural purposes. The Iowa
ALL LADIES' HATS AT
OFf
J. 1LUDINGTON
PHONE
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FOR THIS WEEK
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HARDWARE
NEXT DOOR TO FIRST NATIONAL BANK
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If you want to know what smartly dressed men are wearing this season, ask to see Stein-Bloch Clothes.
laugh at the custom tailors and their antiquated methods
and high prices. They know that the scientific Stein-
Bloch wholesale tailoring of smart clothes has reached
and passed the standard heretofore believed attainable
only by the high-priced custom tailors they know that
the same quality and a greater variety of patterns in
Woolens and Worsteds are used they know that as good
Suits and Overcoats, $10 Upward _-
THE CLOTHIERS.
syndicate has heavy holdings in'
this vicinity. Their representa
tive who negotiated the option
went over all the tracts before
they were purchased. They now
have some of the most extensive
holdings of cut over lands in the
county.
Child is Dead.
John R. Johnson, an employe
of the Crookston Lumber Co. in
this city, yesterday received
word of the death of his eight
months-old child. Mrs. Johnson
and the baby went to her home
on a visit a short time ago and
the little one was in the best of
health. Mr. Johnson did not
know it had been ill until in
formed by a telegram last night.
He left at once to attend the
funeral.
Bought Stock.
St. Cloud Times: Fred Tyson
of Bemidji, who is engaged in
stock farming at that place, was
in the city yesterday and while
here bought a fine short horn
bull, Victor of Oak Dale. He also
purchased a fine Percheron stal
lion from D. H. Freeman, of this
city.
Why is it that Daily Pioneer
want ads bring such good results?
L. D. Williamson, of Park Rap
ids, was among the arrivals at
the Markham last night.
We
Make Everything
in
Hot and Cold Water
Tanks
Hot Water Boilers
Chimney Jackets
Sinks, Etc.
-A^S4 A* dk -A
Men
ess just right, now

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