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SPECIAL President Elliot, ofN. P., and Party Inspect the Minne sota & International. TRIP HAS SIGNIFICANT BEARING OX PROPOSED EXTENSION. Party Stopped in Bemidji at Noon Yesterday to Inspect Local Property. A special train bearing tlie private car "Yellowstone" oJ President Howard Elliott, of the Northern Pacific, and the busi ness car "A 50" of General Man ager Gem moll, of the M. & I., passed through the city Satur day night and returning spent about twenty minutes in Bemidji at noon yesterday. Besides President Elliott, his secretary and the usual retinue of servants the party was accom panied by E. J. Pearson, chief engineer of the Northern Pacific, and Dr. Courtney, of Brainerd, connected with the company's hospital of that point. The train was pulled by one of the M. & I.'s new engines and was in charge of Conductor Atherton and Engineer Leak. Going up the special passed through this city about eight o'clock Satur day night. It stopped here only long enough to register and gel orders and proceeded to North ome, where the party spent the night on the train. The down trip yesterday was made more leisurely to allow President Elliott an opportunity of observ ing just what the interests of the road are in this section. Stops were made at most of the towns on the line and the company property at Blackduck, Kelliher and this city was care fully inspected. This was Presi dent Elliott's first trip through this section and ho is said to have enjoyed it immensely and to have been very favorably impressed with the country. The special arrived in Bemidji on the down trip at 12 o'clock yesterday and spent about half an hour here. President Elliott and the other officials got off and inspected the depot and chatted with Agent Walker and the local employes for sometime. While absolutely nothing was given out, it has been known for some time that a union depot has been talked of for Bemidji as well as improvements to the present property of the M. & I. and this probably accounts for the careful inspection of the yards and facil ities made here. The special registered out of here at 12:30 and had reached Brainerd early last evening,from which point President Elliott and his party proceeded directly to St. Paul. The president's visit at. this time is particularly significant in view of the extension of the. lino from Northome, which has been under consideration for some time. Reports of a trip made about a month ago have been in the president's office for some time and it is said that before taking any definite action he do cided to take a trip over the coun try himself. The outcome of his present visit will be known in a short time. Whether or not the line will go through to Koochiching can not be stated, but it is said to be very probable that it will be extended some distance north, from Northome. Many Want Unsavory Job. The prospects are at present that the city scavenger ship will gnBBBBBHBHPBS3Hi3 MKMITmWtMfil^ THOHAS BAILEY, Bemidji. bo the bone ofj'contention which will draw out one of the wannest fights of all the contracts which the newly elected council will have to give out. Mr. Smith the present incumbent will try to succeed himself and Tom Smart and J. P. Hennessey have also filed applications. Besides these there will be a number of others. There are also two applications for .the appointment of sexton. The street commissioner ship, city engineer, city hall janitor and positions on the police force have not developed any special interest up to the present time. Whether or not these matters will be taken up at the council meeting tonight could not be learned this afternoon but the prospects are that the sesssion which is virtually the last of the old council will have sufficient business without considering them. Successful Camp Fir*. The camp fire and bean bake held by ft H. Carr Post G. A. R. Saturday night was quite the success which had been antici pated. Supper was seved to 150 and there was a good attendance. After the supper had been con cluded the attendance wont to the city hall, where there followed a very pleasant evening. .1. A. Morse, adjutant of the Minne sota Division Sons of Veterans, delivered the principal address, Judge Pendergast gave a review of the peninsular campaign and the battle of Oak Ridge, E. E. McDonald delivered an address and there were other speakers. The camp fire was one of the most successful the post has ever held. Swedback Is Encouraged. Senator Swedback is back from his trip to St. Paul, where he went to confer with the pro prietors of the sash and door fac tory who are anxious to locate in Bemidji. The senator says he is very much encouraged since the trip. Tomorrow or Wednesday he expects to entertain repre sentatives of the firm and others interested in the investment. They will be shown about the city and Mr. Swedback is sure they will be favorably impressed with Bemidji. Actor Talks to Children. Harold Nelson, who heads the "Quo Vadis" Co. who are to ap pear in the city this evening do livered a lecture to the pupils of the city .school .this, afternoon Mr. Nelson hud boon sulfering throughout the day from a vio lent headache but tilled his en gagement at the schools. His subject "How to Study Shake speare" was very entertainingly handled. The Ladies' Reading club attended the l^iurc in a body. GIRL WANTED--Apply at Be niidji Steam Laundry. WE SUPPLY STENOGRAPHERS to any business man In the city for $25 per month for JJ months. We also supply stenographers with a No. 6 Remington Typewriter. The same offer holds jrooil to business men outside of Bemidji at $35 per month. CONWAY'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE It Don't Cost Any More And in the end it don't cost as much to^ have yonr work done at the I Reed Studio COURT OFFICIALS JUDGE rVCLENAHAN, Who Will Preside During the Term. Sheriff of Beltrami County. The spring term of the Meltrarui county district court will convene tomorrow, with judge W S. .McClenahtiP, of Brainerd, presiding'. Judge McClenahan is one of the youngest judges in the state but has a record for efficiency that is substantially to his credit. He i^ regarded as one of the best judges in the state and lias hosts of friends in BAC FRO TOU O SUNNYSOUT Hon. J. M. Markham Returns to Bemidji After Wintering in Land of Flowers. BEMIDJI IS THE BEST TOWN OF THEM ALL. Plans for the Future Not Decided But Will Engage in Busi ness Here. lion. J. M. Markliam, one of Be midji's pioneer business men and one of its most public spirited citizens, returned Saturday ni.^ht for a six months' tour of the south. Mr, Alarkhain returns to Bemidji more than ever im pressed with its natural worth and says that during all his ex tensive tour of the south he didn't set! any place that he liked as well. He has returned here to reside, to make this city his home and while his plans for the future are yet indefinite he will probably engage in business of some sort here within the next few months. Mr. Markham. sold his hotel business out about six months ago and early in October loft with Mrs. Markham for Hot Springs, Arkansas. After spending three months at the famous southern health resort, where he was sub stantially benefitted, he began a leisurely and very thorough tour of the eastern south. He visited the cities of Chat'anooga, Mem phis, Birmingham, Augusta, Sa vannah, Columbus and Spartan burg and spent some time at each. At Florence, S. C, hornet Frank Dudley, a former mayor of Bemidji, now engaged in busi ness there and doing very nicely. Later Mr. Markham visited Tampa, St. Augustine, Pensacola and Mobile. He enjoyed the trip very much and returns much rested and refreshed. All over the south Mr. Mark- An Able OfficieJ Jud ge Matrsha.ll A. Spooner. One of 15rmilji' most progressive and popular citizens 'a.hall-A. Spy&mT.. -.vi i, itf/iuiag-court for Judge .Baxter at Littlo Fall?* thi week. The judge's record on the bench has won for him many friends and i nowhere is his worth and genial personality more appreciated than in Bemidji Judge Spooner will probably preside during a part of the present session of the district conrt. PRED RHOUA, Clerk of Court. ______^______~ ham met people who had been in Bemidji and this section of the state, and he heard many kind remarks for this city. In Florida he made quite an extensive trip over the country where the Irwin & O'Brein holdings of pine are located. His opinion is that the lumberman in every section of the country will be turning his attention to the south in a short time. Its free pine belts are among the most magnificent in the world. Mr. Markham says that during his absence he has been unable to keep track of the trend of politics up this way but declares himself unqualified for Dunn for irovernor. Mr. Markham and Mr. Dunn have been friends for years and he hopes to see him the next governor of the state. Speaking of local conditions Mr. Markham said that he favored the wide opened policy and it did not concern him who knew it. He believed it was generally better for the business welfare of the city and says that local conditions hero will adjust themselves in due time, and that there is a natural process of evolution in matters of this kind through which every town and village in this section of the state will pass in due time. Mr. Markham is warmly wel comed on his return by a host of friends this city and his an nouncement that he will remain here and engage in business will be warmly received by his many friends throughout all this sec tion of the state. Swims and Sweats. W. P. Roberts, of the First Na tional bank, has received a letter from A. P. White, who is enjoy ing a vacation at Los Angeles with his family. Mr. White is delighted with the country, but complains of the weather. He tells of an unbearably hot day, of the joys of surf and sun bathing and shirt sleeve before breakfast siestas on the piazza of his hotel. He met Mr. and Mrs. Mayo at Los Angeles and says he antici pates a very refreshing visit at the famous Avinter resort. 1 I I I Store open Monday. The Berman Emporium today received another large shipment of spring dress goods, ladiesfc tailor made suits and mihniery stock. Long Term in Sight. The spring term of district court will be convened tomorrow at the court house Judge McClen rehan presiding. The grand jury is summoned to atpoa at nine o'clock tomor row morning and will probably be. in session during all of this week. The civil calender num bers sixty cases and a number of cases will be moved on the open ing of the court. The petit jury is summoned to appear Wednes day morning and there will be little of interest doing tomorrow. The prospective length of the term is variously estimated at from three weeks to a month and there is quite a little important litigation to be disposed of. Big Go at Tenstrike. A boxing bout was pulled off at Tenstrike, Saturday night which drew a large attendance from Boys' Con- firmation Suits Now on Display. i i i i i i i i i E! FIRE! FIRE! W Have Ha a Fire, but It's an 1 I Win that Blows N On Good $12,000 Stock I of up-to-date DR GOODS principally new, I arrivals within the last few weeks, must I be sold regardless of cost. THE BAZAAR that village and the surrounding towns. A five round preliminary to the event of the evening was won by a local man named Zim merman and is said to have been a very fast event. The real game was between a colored man and a Tenstrike exponent of the manly art. It lasted only a few rounds and was something of a slugging match. The colored man was forced to the ropes, claimed a foul, was counted out and the de cision awarded to his opponent. Closed Its Doors. The fire sale inaugurated at the Bazaar store this morning drew out a crowd of bargian hunters that eclipsed all records. As soon as the doors were opened the store was filled and before noon it was necessary to close them. The firm is well pleased with the success which attends of the sale. The Spider Hotel. Big Fork Compass: The Spider hotel has a new ice house annex and the interior of the 15he Clothiers THE PEERLESS CLOTHIN STORE is ready with the foremost clothing stock to be found in Bemidji now displaying the largest stock of high grade apparel for COME EARLY AND AVOID THE AFTERNOON RUSH. ME N and BOYS Exclusively SoMy controlling for Bemidji, Stein- Bloch and B. Kuppenheimer Co.'s Suits and Overcoats $12 to $30. Special Display of 200 New Style S\iits for Spring and Summer. Special display of15 styles of new fabric, latest shape rain-repelling coats, to your decisive benefit to investigate choice The Conductor. Conductor Warren of the C. & N. W. K. R. says: I had been suffering with a severe cold for several days, and was so hoarse I could not speak above a whis per, Nov. 16, 1 met- one of Dr. Warner's agents on my train, he handed me a bottle of the White Wine of Tar Syrup, and one hour after taking the first dose my hoarseness commenced leaving me. In twenty four hours my voice was quite clear and natural the cold nearly cured. It is the best remedy I ever saw. building has been sheeted with steel and new fixtures put in. We Are Daily making sittings for people who have been elsewhere for photographs and have been disappointed both in duality and price. Step in and see what we can do for you. Our studio is on the ground floor, two blocks north of the City Boat house, on I lie lake front. Yours for business, M. J. MORSE, Lakeside Photographer. Money Always Cheerfully Refunded.