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RIGHT O WA
Indications That M. & I.
Will Build North to
STORIES THAT CONTRACT S HA
BEEN LET PREMATURE
If Extension is Made Contracts
Will Be Let Within the
Next Thirty Days.
The proposed extension of the
Minnesota & International from
Kelliher to Beaudette is much
under discussion in this city and
the up line towns at present. The
extension means the opening up
to settlement of some very re
sourceful country, but there is
nothing at present that would in
dicate that it would be made this
The Minnesota & International
has filed its right of way plats.
This is a measure of protection.
The country is settling up rapid
ly and if the plats arefiled before
the land is tiled upon by home
steaders and claim owners they
cannot claim damages for the
right of way going through their
property. The right of way plats
were filed as early as lastNovem
ber However, if the road is to
be put through during the pres
ent year it is probable that con
trats will be let within the next
thirty days. The letting of the
contracts at this time would
mean a saving in the cost of con
struction. The line may go
through at any time. Its con
struction is an assured fact, but
just when the work will be begun
is an uncertainty. If other roads
should menace the territory
which the M. & I. proposes to
tap by extensions of their lines
in that direction the work of ex
tension might be* begnn with 10
In the event that it was begun
in the summer time it would be
necessary to corduroy almost the
entire right of way to the Big
Fork country across the big
swamp which extends from Thief
Oliver Falls on the east to Big
Fork on the west. The engineer
ing problem, popularly supposed
to be a task out of the ordinary
is after all not a serious dffficulty.
The chief obstacle would be the
drainage "problem. Engineers
have figured that aside from the
lateral ditches incident to the
right of way drainage may be ac
complished at a cost of about $500
The announcement from the
north country that Foley Bros,
had been awarded a contract and
were to begin the work of con
struction soon is said to be pre
mature and without substantial
A NEW ALAR
Telephone Fire Alarm System
Soon Effective in
Bemidji's new fire alarm sys
tem will soon be perfected. The
big electric fire whistle pur
chased some time ago (has been
placed in position and was tested
for the first time yesterday after
noon. All the connections will
be made in a few days and the
new system promises to be a big
improvement over the old.
The whistle will be at the elec
tric light- plant and will be con
nected with the telephone system
in such a manner that when an
alarm is telephoned to central
the placing of a stop in the switch
board will set off the electric
drop and sound the whistle. It
will permit of alarms being
turned in. much more promptly
than under the old system.
heard in all parts of the city,
while the present fire bell cannot
be heard a distance of five blocks
from the city hall, when the wind
is in an opposing direction.
WILL BE READY IN
Plant of Bemidji Brewing
Company Rapidly Nears
WILL BE MODERN AND MODEL
IN EVERY RESPECT.
Expensive and Up-to-Date Equip
ment Will in Posit on in
Abont Three Weeks.
If work at the plant of the Be
midji Brewing company pro
gresses |as rapidly in the next
six weeks as it is at present
hoped and believed it will, the
first brew of home made beer will
be under way in about six weeks
from the present time.
The building has been under
course of construction since early
last fall. It is located on the
north shore of Lake Irvine in
South Bemidji and the finishing
touches to the interior are being
made at present.
The ^company is capitalized at
$75,000 and itsjplant in this city
will have a capacity of sixty bar
rels per day and be one of the
most modern and best equipped
brewing plants in the state. It
will employ about a dozen men at
the first and as the business
grows the working force will be
The^machinery and equipment
which||has been purchased is
the best which it has been
possible to secure. Before it
was purchased the agents of the
company visited the large brew
ing establishments in Milwaukee
and St. Louis and were at some
pains to observe the most modern
methods employed in brewing.
After this trip they purchased
their equipment direct from the
factories and it is as good as
there is) in any plant in the state.
The lan will be put in the
hands qf experienced men, sev
eral of whom will come from the
Pabst breweries at Milwaukee.
The products of the establish
ment will be put at a high stand
ard and there maintained and it
is believed that a large business
may be built up in this city and
the county adjacent.
The trade mark of the brand of
beer which the brewery will
make is at present being con
sidered. It is probable that it
will be the head of Cheif Bemidji,
done in the most capable style of
The brewery will be the city's
first manufacturing enterprises
and it hopes for the support of a
Woman Falls Down 90-Foot Well.
While drawing water from a
ninety-foot well Friday, Mrs. P.
S. Randall, of Glenwood, Minn.,
slipped on the ice and fell head
long into the well, turning a som
ersault and landing in the water
feet first. She pulled herself into
the bucket and stayed there for
twenty minutes, until help ar
rived. She was safely drawn up
and a bruised arm was her only
The Thursday Musicaleclubof
this city is negotiating at present
for the appearance in Bemidji
soon of the quartette of the Hen-
the Twin Cities. In the event!
that satisfactory arrangements
Drunk O a Cold Morning.^
Early Monday morning, while
Donald Praugh was going to the
The depot he found an unknown man
whistle is sufficiently shrill to be lying on the street, is a drunken I for the printer at the clerk of
condition, and almost dead from
cold. When revived he went
away before he was identified.
THEY WILL ADD A
Held in This City Yesterday
Takes Important Action.
REV. AVERV PARKS WILL DO
GENERAL WORK IN FIELD.
Number of Clergymen Present
from Outside TownsInter-
The Congregational conference
held in this city yesterday,
though not largely attended,
proved very successful and in
teresting, and important busi
ness was transacted which will
in time materially affect the
work of the Congregational so
ciety in this section.
There were present yesterday
from abroad Rev. Geo. R. Merrill
from Minneapolis, Rev. John
Hales of Mcintosh, Rev. C. F.
Blomquist of Bagley, Rev. H.
Woodcock of Cass Lake, Rev.
D. Arnold of Akeley, Rev.
Parks and Rev. Allen Clark
The afternoon session,although
the attendance was small, was in
tensely interesting and embraced
two topics, viz: "Tidings From
the Fields," and "The Work and
the Workers," Under the first
head it developed that encouraging
progress is being made in every
In the evening a well filled
house listened first to an inspir
ing address by Dr. Merrill on
"The Things That Encourage."
This was followed by five-minute
addresses by all the other minis
ters present. In a private con
ference between the superintend
ent, the general missionary and
the pastors, an arrangement was
made for adding Rev. Avery
Parks to the force of Congrega
tional workers in this general
A Non-Strenuous Life.
No one can deny that Ameri
cans of today are leading the
most strenuous lives of any race
that ever lived, but the question
is, when will the tide turn? His
tory shows that with every
nation, energetic, pushing, suc
cessful generations are invarably
followed by slower, lazier ones.
Will the same be true of Ameri
cans? Not if we keep up our
energy with golden grain belt
beer. Such a pure tonic is
needed to keep man's energy
from burning out with overwork
and worry. When tired out this
tonic will help to rest and refresh
you. Better keep a case at home.
Order of your nearest dealer or
be supplied by John F. Essler.
Beltrami County Has Record of
New Counties for Divorces
Judging from the number of
divorces that are granted in Bel
trami county annually there is
something about the atmosphere
in this vicinity that makes marri
age more of a lottery in this sec
tion comparatively than in any of
the new counties of the state or
nepin avenue M. E. church, one The records at the clerk of
of the famous organizations of cour th
the older ones.
t'3 office show that during
are made it is hoped to have the divorces were granted in Bel-
quartette accompanied by Alvin
Davies, the celebrated tenor.
1903 and up to the pres
in January 30 decrees of
trami county. Besides these
several divorces were applied for
which the court denied.
Delinquent Tax Lists.
The delinquent tax list for the
year of 1903 is being prepared
court's office. It contains some
thing like 2,000 descriptions and
is much larger than for several
Second Series of Cames in
Contest for the Whist
MYERS AN WYLE NO W HAV E
Contest Is Young Yet
Series Still to Be
The second series of games in
the contest at the Whist club for
the championship of Bemidji was
played last night. There was a
good attendance and a strong in
terest in the contest was mani
fest. Five series of games are
still to be played and it is evident
that there will be plenty of ex
citement at the finish.
Last evening's play resulted as
follows: Myers and Wyler 23248
Reed and Phibbs 184
Arnold and Hitchcock... 21718
Rhoda and Graham 199
Browne and George.... 21514
Foster and Bailey 201
Schneider and Snow 212 8
Gould and Evans 204
In lost evening's games E. E.
McDonald played for L. M.
Bailey, E. H. Winter for John
Graham Dr Tuomy for R. W.
Reed, and H. J. Loud for Mr.
The following table shows the
score of the players to date:
Myers and Wyler 444
Browne and George 435
Arnold and Hitchcock 429
Gould and Evans 421
Schneider and Snow 416
Rhoda and Graham 395
Reeu and Phibbs 383
One of the pleasant features of
the evening was
fa lunch served
by the Buckley restaurant and it
is understood that a banquet will
be a regular feature of each club
Through the courtesy of E. A.
Barker and Art Flatner the
Mandolin and Guitar club came
up to the club rooms during the
evening and rendered several
selections very acceptably.
A motion for a new trial the
case of Steidl vs. Foley was ar
gued before Judge Spooner
Wednesday. The case involves
the boilers at the brickyard.
Judge Spooner has reserved his
decision in the matter."
I MONBY ALWAYS CEEERFPLLY REFUNDED
Our Semi-Annual Clear-
ance Sale comes as a bless-
ing to those who have failed
to prepare for the vigorous
weather. Take advantage
of it while you may.
$12 and $15 Suits and Over-
coats reduced in price to
$25, $22, $20 and $18 Suits
and Overcoats reduced in
Boys' Clothing Reduced in Price
Is too much money for me to
have invested in Furniture at
this time of the year. I am
sacrificing it for cash.
E. L. NAYL0R.
Condition of Mrs. Wm. Chenard
at Doluth Hospital is Be
The condition of Mrs. Wm.
Chenard, who is at St. Luke's
hospital in Duluth suffering from
the effects of three bullet wounds
inflicted- by her husband at Cass
Lake Tuesday, is pronounced be
yond hope. Her death is but a
question of hours. Chenard is
still in custody at Cass Lake. He
states that he was intoxicated
when he fired the shots and re
members nothing of the occur
rence. The couple were formerly
in this city.
Died This Morning.
Bemidji friends of Mrs. Che
nard were/this morning advised
of her death which occured about
eight o'clock. The woman came
from Little Falls to this section.
The smallest want ad is ca re
fully read each day by hundreds
of people. A few cents' expend
iture puts you in close touch with