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MONDAY Board of Pardons to Consider Commutation of Chou nard Sentence. RELATIVES PLAN STRONG PLEA FOR CLEMENCY. Petition With Several Thousand Names to Be Presented By Attorney Larson. The state board of pardons has fixed next Monday as the day when it will hear the evidence and grounds upon which the friends and relatives pi Wm. Chounard, who shot his wife, Dora Chounard, at Cass Lake, and is sentenced to be hung for the crime, base their application for the commutation of the sen tence to life. Chounard's case will be repre sented before the board by At torney Larsori, of Brainerd, who represented him at the trial. Several of his relatives will also be present, prepared to make powerful pleas, and petitions to which are attached the names of several thousand people, friends and acquaintances in this section of the state, will be presented. It is stated that a number of the jurymen who tried the case have signed the petition. This the Pioneer cannot verify. Chounard's friends generally hope for clemency, but the case was so clear and the trial so fair and impartial that there is little ground upon which the board can find itself justified in commuting the sentence. The petition was circulated by the sister and aunt of the corf^f demned man. Few people de nied them their signatuies, and it is said that in the majority of cases it was signed more through sympathy for the relatives than honest conviction that the sen tence should be commuted to life. Opinion is divided as to whether the sentence should or should not be commuted. Many people do not favor capital punishment and are of course in favor of com mutation. On the other -band there are many who feel that while the matter is|a delicate one, if justice should be me$ed out Chounard would pay the penalty of one of the most^'sensationai crimes ever cominitted in this section with bislife. They hold that the circu instances under which it was cominitted were un usual and that in this section where occurrences of the same sort have not been infrequent to say the least a wholesome exam ple is needed for which the case furnishes the subject matter. Chounard hopes for pardon and the hope that his sentence will be commuted is said to be the only thing that keeps him from total collapse. He is kept Wedding Groups Souvenirs^ Baby Pictures I Lakeside Studio. on Lake Front. $J-M-JT-MORSEVProprietor. Eg jMHiHtafr!Mte!rtJiM|[HliawiaB^^ PRINCESS Grocery Co. N. E. CARSON, Manager. SPECIAL FO SATURDAY: Fancy Crawford Peaches. per can Regular price 2T Fancy Lemon Cling Peaches. JM.T can. Regular price 30c Fancy RepleU Apricots, per cap r. Regular price 30c Fancy PeSrs. pur can Regular price 30c Fancy Egg Plums.- per can Regular price 25c FancftPreserved Strawberies, per can Regular price 30c Fancy Canned Sweet Potatoes. per can Fancy Canned Apples, per gallon can Fancy Home Cured Hams, per lb Fancy Home Cured Shoulder. per lb Fancy 3K Herring each ...jis.. 20 .......25c 25'' 25'' 20' 25'' 15 25^30' I5r 10r 2 ONIONS -LETTUC,E STRAWBERRIES RADISHES CUCUMBERS Princess Grocery Co LIKED IT Cass Lake Appreciates Bcmidji's Attendance at Fourth of July Celebration. Cass Lake, July 7.Ever since the Fourth of July celebration there has been many expres sions commendatory of the action of the citizens of Bemidji in turn- numbers and neighbors here celebration the ing out in so large assisting their making the in success it was. A few years ago Cass Lake and Bemidji were at swords' points, so to speak, and it would have been impossible for either town to have drawn from the other so large a crowd as was assembled here on the Fourth. This mark of friendship indicates that old sores and imaginary gre viances have been done away with and there is the best of feeling today between the residents of the two towns. This is as it should be. A prominent busi ness man said_ today relative to the Bemidji matter: 'Bemidji is to be congratulated on the pos session of a class of people who never do things by halves. The manner in which they turned out on the Fourth demonstrated that they are hustlers, and also that they have nothing but the kind liest feeling for us." This change in very much due to the The Daily Pioneer. That paper is doing much for the whole northern portion of Minnesota. All Bemidji has to do is to let us know when she wants us down, and we'll be thereplenty."This statement but shows the kindly feeling of Cass Lake for Bemidji, BULLE IN AR Niss Mabel Benson, of This City Accidentally Shot On M. & I. Train. Miss Mabel Benson, of this city, was the victim of a very un fortunate accident this morning on the south bouud M. & I. pas senger. One of the occupants of the coach in which she was riding carried a revolver and was taking out some cartridges when the weapon was accidentally dis charged: The bullet struck Miss Benson in the right arm just above the elbow and inflicted a very bad wound. The train was backed to~Blackduck and she was put under the care of a physi cian and will probably sustain no serious effects. NORG E VICTIMS Two Passengers of the III Fated Steamer on Way to Fosston Among the Dead. Today's Minneapolis Journal publishes a list of the passengere on board the ill fated steamer Norge, which sank with terrible loss ofJife after striking a reef off the Scottish coast last Mon day night, together with their destinations in America. Among them were two on their way to Posston. The names given are Karl Larson, aged 22, and Karl Varhaug, aged G5. Both wore Danish and were no, doubt on their way to join relatives near that city. NE W SERVICE Through Mail Service Now fective on the M. & I. to Northome. tip Through mail service between St. Paul and Minneapolis and Northome is now effective oh the M. & I, and the residents of the up line towns who have been making vigorous protests for some time past to secure this re s'ult are naturally well pleased. The new service went on the first of the month and will iie a great convenience to residents of all the towns on the line and es pecially to the business men of the larger villages. ^__ Formerly all mail for north line points was handled through the local office by what is known as'a pouch service. The new arrange ment greatly reduces the amount of work at the local office and will be an appreciated improve ment all around. Smoke Social. The Business Men's Club have a smoker tonight. The pro gram for the entertainment of the evening has lots of goods things in sight, and there should be a full attendance of club mem bers and their friends, as well as all who are interested in the club's welfare. at the county jail in Walker and is closely guarded night and day as it is believed he will attempt suicide if the pardon is denied and has several times "threatened it already. i-' TURPENTINE IN STUMPS American Lumberman Gives Account of Interesting In dustry at Hinckley. GREAT INTEREST AROUSED IN THE EXPERIMENT. Believed Tlfat TPlan Will Prove Profitable to Entire North Country. In the American Lumberman we notice reference made to the plant located at Hinckley which extracts turpentine and tar from from old pine stumps." The com pany, known as the Standard Turpentine Manufacturing com pany, was organized May, 1903, and located at Hinckley in June of that year. The first extract ing plant was located nine miles east of Hinckley, the pine stumps in that vicinity being of the Nor way variety. The first pair of retorts was put in operation in September and a small distilling plant was put in for refining crude turpentine until a perma nent distillery could be built and operated at Hinckley. The system is known as the Russian method, as it is said it has been in operation in Russia for many years. The process is destructive distillation. Retorts, installed in pairs, are made of boiler iron, and are encased in brick, with a space between the retort and the casing. A fur nace connects with these casings. The stumps are placed in the re torts in large iron baskets man ipulated by a derrick, each re tort holding five baskets. When the retort is loaded the cover is placed on and sealed. Heat is then applied and circulates be tween the casing and the retort^ As the heat increases, the vapor from which the turpen tine is made rises and is led off to a condenser. The tar products accumulate on the bottom of the retort and are led off through pipes. After the turpentine and the pro ducts are extracted, extra heat is applied and the residue that remains is charcoal. It is confidently expected that the venture will prove a success. In the first attempt, ten cords of stumps were used, which cost the company $65. that is, $3 a cord for the stumps and $1.25 a cord for five cords of refuse wood for fuel. The results are given as follows: 160 gals, refined turpentine...$96 400 gals, tar-products ........40 300 bushels charcoal .....15 A total of $151, at wholesale prices. During the autumn the com pany kept a crew of men pull ing stumps off lands adjoining the factory, taking the stumps for their pay. A man and team can pull three cords per day, especially such as are found in the vicinity of the fac tory, many of which can be pulled out with** horses, but where this cannot be done they are blown ~out with dynamite. After the stumps- are"out" they are split open and thrown into piles to dry. We have viewed this enter prise with intense interes from the first, and from the stand point of the farmer, we have an almost feverish anxiety that it shajlj?ovojL__SJlc.cess, asr-ii- TFcloes, it will mean that land will be cleared of pine stumps within the next decade, which would not be cleored of the same under other conditions in half a century. We shall con tinue to watch this work with the keenest interest. WANT S LOCATIO N Minneapolis Man Favorably Con siders Bemidji as Location For Exclusive Shoe Store. E. S. Straw, of Minneapolis, is in the city today looking up a location for an exclusive boot and shoe store. Mr. Straw has had .years of experiencein this line of business and expresses himself as being quite well pleased with Bemidji. He has not yet defini tely decided whether he will lo cate here or not but returns to his home with the impression that Bemidji is one of the best towns in the state. Traveler To Lecture. The Rev. Antisdel, an African traveler of wide experience, will deliver a lecture at the Baptist church tomorrow night at 8 o'clock. The subject will be "Africa, Its People and Scenery" and it will be illustrated with stereoptican views. Admission will be free and a cordial invita tion is extended to the general public to attend. FASHION S PLAY Fast Amatucr Team From Zenith City in Bemidji Next Sunday. The Fashions, one Of the fast est amatm-r base ball teams in Duluth, will probably play in Be midji with the local club next Sunday and if it is secured an excellent game of ball is assured. It had been originally intended to have the home team go to Foss ton. but the Fosston taum is crippled by the loss of two play ers and is" not in shape to play. Brager is out of the game as the result of injury in a Fourth of July game and George Stillwell, one of the outfielders, is nursing an injured hand, the result of a cannon cracker incident on the same day. The engagement of the Fashions should draw the largest attendance of the season. The home team is playing ex cellent ball and it is worthy of and should receive the best patronage which the city can produce, GAV E HE SLIP Wife of Mr. Sliping Looks For a Missing Handsome Husband. Tall and handsome and pro fessed to be fond of his wife. Never went out with the boys and never worked if he could get anything else to do. This in the description given by Mrs. Eliza Sliping of her husband, whom she believes is in Bemieji and whom she would be pleased to have come home and allow her to support. This much she told Chief of Police Bailey this morn ing. Mrs. Sliping comes from the southern part of the state. Her husband has been gone since early last fall. He was last heard from in Bemidji and the woman came here to findhim. The police department are straining every nerve today to unearth Mr. Slip ing, but had not been successful up to a late hour this afternoon. USE HI Highwaymen Beat and Rob a Woodsman as Cass Lake Last Night. A woodsman, wno had been at work in the woods near Wilkin son, was badly beaten and rob bfyl of $46 by a party of highway men at Cass Lake last night. The" man had been drinking and was seized and taken into an alley, where he was relieved of his cash. His clothing was cut to shreds with a knife and he was badly used up by the thieves. The Cass Lake police force made every effort to capture the thugs, but had not up this morn ing been successul. A descrip tion of the parties wanted has been forwarded the police here. GETS DIVORCE. Decree Granted to Minnie Sharpe with Custody of Children By Judge" Spooner. Judge Spooner yesterday aft crmoon granted an absolute di vorce to Minnie Sharpe of this city.,. from ~herhusbandfGlautle C. Sharpe A The plaintiff was given the custody of two chil dren. The grounds on which the action was brought was deser tion and non-support. Sharpe deserted his family here some thing over a year ago. Rebekkahs to Picnic. The local lodge of Rebekkahs plan a picnic at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Titus on Tuesday next. It will be in honor of the membership of the local lodge I. O.- O. F. The Rebekkahs have an established reputation as en tertainers and the occasion will no doubt be up to their well known standard of hospitality. Rigs will leave Odd Fellows hall at 9 30 a. m. for the Titus home. Install Officers. The local lodge of Odd Fellows has just installed officers as fol lows: N. J. M. Walker. V. G, -H. J. East. Secretary Prank Wagner. The officers installed by the Rebekkahs are as follows, N. CMrs. E. A. Trask. V. G.Miss Tda Mitchell. Secretary Mrs. J. M. Walker For Sale Lumber. For sale, all kinds of rough lumber and dimension stuff. Prices right and prompt delivery. A. E. Rako, three miles south of Bemidji. Orders may be left at Ross.'hardware store in this city. WANTEDTo fill your wants. Nothing does it like a Pioneer want act I BARGAI N SALE Popular Store of I. Meyer & Co., Offering Some Very Rare Bargains. The popular clothing house of I. Meyer & Co., is this week con ducting one of the most remark able reduction sales ever offered the clothing buying public in this city, Twentyfiv per cent reduc tions on all lines is the attraction that is bringing many buyers to the store. Exceptional values are being offered in evei'y line which the store handles and the sale is a big success from every standpoint. P. J. Vicent, who has exten sive land interests in Hornet town, was transacting business at the court house this morning. By Trading Here You are guaranteed Absolute Satifactlon JULY CLEARANC E SAL E of AT THE BAZAAR STORE MIDSUMMER CLEARING SALE! Black an White Plain FiguresGuaranteed as represented or money refunded. "As usual," talkiseheappaper and pencils are willing. The editor does not care where you get your advertising ideas. Take the following goods home, show them to your dressmaker, your neighbor, your friend, or compare styles, quality or prices in Bemidji or any other city, the big or little stores. Remember our motto:"Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded." For the rest of this month every table in our store will be its own salesman. Take what "you want at the plain marked price. If not satisfied no questions will be asked. 1 piece Wool Voil worth $1.25, now 85c 2 pieces Cotton Voil worth 25c, now 12'laC 1 lot Men's Underwear worth 50c, now 27c All our Shirt Waists at 1-4 off to close out, The black and white figures will do their own talking for this sale. The Bazaar Store. Conway's Commercial Col lege is organizing a class in Bookkeeping, Shorthand and Typewriting for school teach ers and those who have at tended school during the year who wish to take up these studies during vacation. One month's free lessons given to all who enroll during July. Conway's Commercial College, Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between Beoiidji and Beltrami Avenues. Old Settlers Attention. There will be a meeting of tlie Old Settlers Association of Eel tarmi County, heldjat. the City Hall in Bemidji on Monday,"July 11, 1904, at 9 o'clock p. in., for the purpose^ of determining where the annual meeting of the association shall be held and to transact such other business as may be necessary. PORTER NYE, Secretary. SCHNEIDER BROS., The Clothiers. SUIT CLEARANCE! Values Entirely Without Precedent. TRA Every Straw Hat in our store must be sold. Clear braids, light weights, Optimo, Tourist, Telescope and Negligee shapes $1.25, $1.50 and $2.00 values at choice for*-- 90c Premium Silver Straws in splits, mackinaws, Cantons and fibres 65c, 75c and $1.00 values: sale at Genuine Ontario Tweed Suits. 'Tttelil^srSimmer Suits that can be produced charming, cool, nobby, single-breasted suits they have not an ounce of surplus cloth. Men's Homespun Outing Suits trousers made with belt strap regular sack style $7.50 values for $5.00 Hand-Tailored, Single-Breasted Outing Suits: former price $12.00 Suit Clearance Sale at $7.50 JJ W ATS -FOR Wedding and I Baby Pictures A GO TO IHAKKERUP i Up-to-DateWork and Prices Reasonable. Enlarging, Framing and Finishing for Amatuers. Hakkerup Studio Two Doors East of City Drug Store. Courtesy and Integrity are in the very atmoa phere of this Business..