By R. W HITCHCOCK.
tered in Hie postofHt'cat Uoniidji. Minn.,
as second rlas matter
Official County and City Paper
SUBSCRIPTION' $5 PER YEAR
1904 MARCH 1904
Stt. Mo. Tu.
LETS HAVE MORE OF HIM.
Everybody made a winning
when General Leonard Wood was
confirnfbd by the sonata tlieother
day as a major general Of lli
United States army.
General Wood-is ono of two
generation's great men. Nobody
knew of him at the outbreak ol
the Spanish-American war. Bu
emergency revealed the man. Ho
proved himself the man of all
others to make the war and its
results the. success that the
American people intended they
should be. His government oi
Cuba and his tactful manage-
ment of that difficult people will
go down in history as (me of the
world's greatest victories in
peace. His ad minist ration of the
Pliillipines is adding daily to his
reputation and placing him mo
and more in the hearts of his
Like all men who labor with
singleness of purpose and who
rise in the scale of fame by the
sheer force of their greatness he
has been violently attacked. All
attacks have come to nothing.
Let us grow more timber like
Major General Wood.
TAXPAYE RS will find no fault
with the council for attempting
to save all unnecessary .expense,
but the proposition to save a few
dollars by refusing to publish
the official proceedings. of~tho
council will meet with no favor
whatever. Th law does not
compel the council topub'ish its
proceedings, but people are en-
titled to know what the council is
doing, what bills they are allow-
ing and to whom they arc paying
out the city's money. The coun-
cil cannot afford at any price to
keep the public in ignorance ol
what it is doing.
THERE are 40,000 children in
the schools of Minuo
thousand or two for whom then-
are no buildings. It is the proud
boast of every country town in
the land that its children all have
an equal chance for an education
and the city has something to
learn from the country in this
ONE of the funiest cartoons of
the century is a picture of Presi-
dent Roosevelt, all, all alone, gaz-
ing owt on a sea of democrats
huzzaing for Parker, Hearst, et
cetera and wistfully and almost
wishing he were a democrat.
THE state labor bureau reports
that employees of the butcher
shops are overworked:they put
in an average of eleven hours a
"day, and it begins to look as
though working in a meat shop
was not meat to them.
THE state becomes owner in
fee of 25,000 more acres of
swamp land. More cheap homes
for the million.
I BEGINS to be apparent that
there is more than one barrel in
the state campaign.
wheat we're kicking that it is
presidential election year.
Tin ..Minnesota Skat associa
'.ion begins to cut some ice.
Brother Greeley and the Big
Fork Compass keep right on add
ing to the debt that the north
country owes them, like this:
Cong ago a wingecl rover
Sang "Halloa! the winter's ever"
Than it y'anisheil over the snowdrifts
To warm its frozen foot,.
Put in spite of prophet singers
Still the snowdrifts seem to ling'or
With a stubborn pertinency
N loafer CTIT can boat.
Yes, the earth is growing younger
And the sunbeams now are stronger:
While the days keep getting longer
Tiit) nights much .shorter growi
But the man who makes the summers
\fiist be frozen deep in slumber,
Else the sun-would get its orders
shovel off the snow.
NO- aat.wev.-ffl* jw^dTY DADS PASS
Till- merger will never dr op
out ol state polilies
pie can help it.
it some peo- W
FRO iLVriL^S fr
A new sawmill will help Walker
dons the highway of prosperity.
Mr: Carnegie gives Moorhead
Some are left who have faith in
imuier. ATizpah fills three
Kargo increases its income
from its water plant $li,o(io per
annum. This is watered stock
Among other good things Ton
strike is reputed to have a man
whofcan eat a dozen eggs in. less
than as many minutes.
As the days grow longer the
lied Lake Courier .grows more
republican': John King always
was too good a* fellow to be a
democrat in earnest.
There is said to be not a saloon
from Winnipeg .Junction to
Crookston. a distance of 70 miles.
Tramps will please bear this in
mind for the summer season and
confine their patronage to the
Conductor Warren of the C. Sc
N. W. R. hi. says: 1 had boon
suffering with a severe cold for
several days, and was so hoarse
I could not apeak above a whis
-per Nov. ID, 1 met one .of. Dr.^
Warner's agents on my train, he
handed me a bottle of the White
Wine of Ta 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 1 ever saw.
I'-n ni u.i'iil I
i of tone, feeling tinl Ufoi
j)wrtii,V and ieniinionl.l.\ ivmovi
all inliainmal ion.
The .home Treatment for All Female
PPPP I.adiis' nun olist.efrrc and
|H.|j,,.iUji| ejilendar l. in!--
4".fW. Norhi Aviv, QMKWO. III.
HY'NE SoldTiy A. UILMOUK & CO.,
All of the
Style and the
10,000 same purpose same plums at its regular meeting last
terms. night and the officers and em
pointed by Practically
II C. SMITH WINS IN THE CON
TEST FOR SCAVEXGERSHIP.
City Printing Contract Let andstipulated.
Beltrami County News Is
ployes of the former administra
tion are retained in service to itcharge.
man. Th printing contract, on
which a call for bids was made
the last session, developed only
one bidder, and after having
been under consideration foi
nearly an hour the mutter was
disposed of by making the Bel
trami County News the official
All members of the council
were present at last night's
meeting. Th routine business
was first taken up, the weekly
reports of the justices accepted
and approved and a number of
bills allowed. A bill from the
chairman of the board of health
called out some discussion, but
was finally allowed and the coun
cil proceeded to the appointment
of the police officers and other
application of S. C. Bailey
for chief of police was read and
submitted City Attorney Ras
sell favored the council with
some ronnrks regarding Mr
Bailey's fitness for the situation,
eulogized his personal worth and
integrity, pointed to his past
record and concluded by assur
the council that it could do
better than reappoint Mr. Bailey.
Alderman Bowser moved his
appointment, Alderman Graham
seconded the. motion and the yote
was unanimous. Applications
for positions as patrolmen were
then read from Arthur Brpse, J.
E. Patterson, John A. Gline, Nor
man llelmer and J. A. Johnson.
Alderman Bowsci moved that
the council proceed to ballot for
three patrolmen ttae motion was
seconded and the vote stood
13 rose* .'J Patterson,2 Cline,
Ileliner, 5. Brose, Cline- and
llelmer were declared appointed.
Fred Sprague was appointed
night engineer and Alderman
Bowser suggested to the council
that the duties of the night engi
neer should be more carefully
prescribed in the future, lie
believed that a little attention to
the city hall's general appear
ance was desirable and the mat
ter went over until some future
time. Mr. Sprague will have
police power and in addition to
his duties as night engineer will
assist the night patrolmen when
The application of .1. P. Pogue
for street commissioner was then
submitted. ..City Attorney Uus
solt made a- few re marks in r.
Pogue's behalf. He had brought
order out of chaos Mr. Russell
said and had made record in the
collection of water rentals and
HI era] efficiency which entitled
The matter of the appointment
of the board of health went over
until the next meeting.
Mayor Ludington then an
nounced the appointment of the
Purchasing, Bowser and Hazen
Streets and Sidewalks. Bowser
and Graham Electric Lights,
Graham and Bowser Auditing
Graham and Bowser, Police and
License, Ludington and Hazen
Drains, Sewer and Parks, Hazen
The city printing contract was
then taken up AH the local
publishers wore present,but only
one bid was in evidence. Th
Beltrami County News submitted
bid to do the city publishingfor
the ensuing year in blanket form
in accordance with the call for an
aggregate sum of H10. I twas
promptly rejected. C. R. Martin,
publisher of the News then
favored the council with a few of
his choicest remarks. He stated
that the publishers had decided
to stand together on the matter of
city printing and that the djiy
laborer who worked for the city
received his price, the merchant's
bill for merchandise was never
cut, it was customary'to pay full
price for city supplies and the
publishers asked only the rate
prescribed by law fur the print
ing, rile said the publishers
were ready to -submit another
deserve th best treatment-GivetKem
iMe iri^m! ^mi
the best Pair of Shoes on
Meyer & Co.
him to more than ordinary con-, proposition at the present time
siderations. Mr Pogue's ap-Janet a bid to do all the city print-
pointmont was made un mimous. ring at full legal rates was. sub-
S. R. lioeves was unanimously tnittod. After some discussion
reappointedsextion. Mr. Reeves the Beltrami County News was
was the only applicant forth designated as the official paper
position. ol'the city for the ensuing year.
The application of A. T. Whoe
lock as manager of the city hall
was then read. Mr. Wheelock's
record during the past yen' was
the subject of a few remar ks by
Recorder Bailey and he was
unanimously reappointed, the
length of his term not being
The scavengership then came
up and the applications of
Hennessey, Tom Smart, H.
Smith, H. Pickles and M
Sines were read. All offered to
urnishthecity dumping grounds
free of charge and the applica
tion of H. Pickels offered to do
the city scavenger work free of
Th proposition was
somewhat indefinite in other
respects and was discussed =ioiv
some time. City Attorney Rus
sell made a talk in favor of the
appointment of J. Hennessey
in which he said Mr. Hennessey
had been the most satisfactory
scavenger the city had ever had.
The council then proceeded to
ballot and H. C. Smith was elect
ed with throe votes. Th other
two went to Hennessey.
Advertise in the Daily Pioneer.
It's a good investment.
P. J. Russell
Attorney at Law
Jay L. Reynolds
Attorney at Law
Office In riiles Block.
Gibbons & Torrance
Collections City Real Estate
Attorneys at "Law
Bailey & McDonald
Bemldil. /linn. Office: Swedback Block
D. H. FISK
Attorn ey and Counsellor at Law
Office over First National Bank
Dr. Rowland G-ilmore
Physician and Surgeon
Office: riiles Block
i'liysieian and Surgeon
Office: lilies Block. Beminii
Dr. E. H. Marcnm
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Swedback Block
office Ph.ne .8
Dr. J. T. Tuomy
Office over First National Bank, Third St
Dr. E. H. Smith
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Boston Block
Office Phone, 73 Home Phone, 60
MISS ANNA BLAINhas opened
up Dressmaking Parlors at Mrs
French's, next to Hotel Challenge.,
Miss Blain will go out to sew by
the day, or sewing will be taken in
F. O. E
raternal Order of Eagles, Bemidji Aerie No. 351.
Meets every Wednesday at 8 p. m.,
A. T. Wheelock, W. President
H. LeBleu, W. Secretary
Visitine Katrles cordially invited.
Naturalist and Taxidermist
208 Second St. Postoffice Box Mo. 686
BIRDS, WHOLE ANIMALS, FISH, FUR RUGS AND ROBES
and OAME HEADS mounted to order and for sale. carry a
all times a good assortment of INDIAN RELICS and CURIOS
FUR GARMENTS made to order, repaired and remodeled
FURS in season bought.
I guarantee my work mothproof and
the most lifelike of any in the state
MY WOH'K IS ISQUALLEIl
FEW, EXCELLED BY NOJSE
A Deposit Jteqiilrcri on All Work
YOUR TRADE SO I CITED
H., S. & M.
WANTEDMen to learn barber
trade catalogue mailed free
Moler Barber college, 221 Sec
ond avenue south, Minneapolis,
Minn. MacGregor & Ander
son, props. Established 1893.
TO RENTFive unfurnished
rooms, close to center of town.
ROOM O RENT-Two fur
nished rooms in desirable lo
cations. Inquire at Pioneer
PIONEER WANT COLUMN
tered preferred. Address Box
2fJ, Akeley, Minn.
WANTEDTo rill your wants.
Nothing does-it like a Pioneer
WANTEDTwo nicely furnished
rooms with heat for two gentle
men, close to business district.
Address P. O. lock box 677.
WANTEDPurchasers for old
papers. Ten cents a hundred.
FOR SALETypewriter paper,
all grades at Pioneer office.
A SNAPFour room house fiye
blocks North of Main street
Must be sold at once. Inquire
at this office.
FOR SALE CHEAPOne story
four-room house on Beltrami
ayenue, five minute walk from
postoffice. Good reason for
selling. Inquire at this office.
FOR SALEOne hundred acres
of improved land in Red Lake
county, three and one half
mile from town. Price 12 per
acre. Address Bo 115, St
ROOMS FO RENTInquire
at the Bazaar.
C. H. MILES
Agent for Anheuser-Busch Famous
St. Louis Beer
The Lesson of the Past
For eight years we have been
telling of the wonderful future of
Bemidji. Man have been unbeliev
ing. They have lost fortunes. Every
year proved our prediction many
times over. Bemidji will one day
be a great city, and townsite lots,
now to be had cheap, will be worth
big money. Buy now.
Bemidji Townsite &
JOHN F. GIBBONS. Local Agent.
A Hint for the Future
State gar jk
E ID l^m
General Banking Business. Fire Insurance.
31 rSCELL AXEOUS^^^
PR FJU^EN'S RAY cures can
cers, tumors, and all kinds of
blood diseases. Address the
Herbaqueen Mfg. Co., Duluth,
819 First avenue east.
LIBERAL pay to man to solicit
orders experience unneces
sary. Perry Nursery company,
Rochester, N. Y.
REAL ESTATE and MARKETS
Minneapolis, March 21.Wheat-
May, 941,4c July, 94%c Sept., 81 %c.
On trackNo. 1 hard, 95&c No 1
Northern, 94^c No 2 Northern
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
good to choice
[email protected] veals.
[email protected] Sheep
to choice lambs.
St. Paul, March
to choice steers, $2.70
to fair, [email protected]
cows and heifers,
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, March 21.WheatIn store
N o. 1 hard, So^c No. 1 Northern
93% c: No 2 Northern, 91%c. On tracK
No. 1 hard, 95^0 No. 1 Northern
93%c No 2 Northern, 91i4c May,
93%e July, 94%c Sept., 81c. Flax
In store, on track and to arrive, $1.14
May, $1.16 July, $1.17% Oct., $1.19%.
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, March 21.CattleGood to
prime steers, [email protected] poor to/me
dium, [email protected] stocked and feed
ers, [email protected] cows, [email protected]
heifers, [email protected] calves, $&[email protected]
6.25. HogsMixed and butchers, $5.15
5.40 good to choice heavy, [email protected]
5.45 rough heavy, [email protected] light,
[email protected] SheepGood to choice
wethers, [email protected]?10 Western sheep,_
[email protected] native lambs, [email protected]
Western, [email protected]
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, March 21.WheatMay,
92c July, 86%@86i4e old, 87%c
Sept., 80%c old, 81%c. CornMarch,
50%c May, 52%c July, 50%@50%c
July, 3814c Sept., 33y 8 @33%c. Pork
May, $13.10 July, $13.30. Flax
Cash, Northwestern, $1.13 Southwest
ern, $1.07% May, $1.10. Butter
Creameries, [email protected]%c dairies, 12%@
21c. Eggs15% @15i4c Poultry
Turkeys, 12c chickens, 12c springs,
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