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WAMPUM Old Bustacagon, Big Fork Patriarch, is Possessed of Much Wealth. GOVERNMENT PRESENTED LAN IN EARLY DAYS. Lands Have Grown in Value Un til They Now Are Valued at About $300,000. Joseph Riley, a Big Fork set tler, in the city on business, said yesterday that within the limits of Itasca county lived the rich est Indian in the United States, in the person of Baustacagon, popularly termed "Old" Busta cagon. He owns lands with a roughly estimated valuation of $300,000, and it is claimed that individual members of even some of the rich Western Indian tribes cannot boast of so much wealth. "The Minnesota papers had a good deal to .say about Chief Be rn idji before and at the time of his death," said Mr. Riley, "and doubtless every person in the state knows who and what he was, and yet, as far as I can learn, he never did anything special except having a town named after him, and being good and treating the white men white, and maybe taking part in a few Indian pow wows. Like many another public personage he at tained his fame through the energetic efforts of the news paper correspondent. "Now, there is Bustacagon, He is certainly of"greater impor tance than good old Bemidji, and yet you never see his name men tioned in the papers, for the simple reason that no corre spondent lives within the vicinity of his abode, in a sequestered nook on the Big Fork. If he gets a bad cold, or if he dosen't. or if he shoots a bear or feeds a lost white man, or dosen't feed him, there is no one to chronicle the fact, as it was the case -with Bemidji, who was given a half column account in the papers every time he was confined to his tepee for a day. I'll warrant you that today there aren't twen ty-five people in the state, outside the Big and Little Fork country, who know know whether Bus tacagon is alive or dead, or who care particularly. The big ma jority have no idea why they ~shou ld-know-or-ca re. "Well, I am happy to be able to say that the old chap is still alive, and apparently in the best of health, or was the last time I saw him. You know bow he came into possession of his property, of course. A township, consisting of close onto- 25,000 acres of the best game and tim ber counti'y in northern Minne sota was given him by the gov ernment in 1883' for his bravery Wedding Groups Souvenirs Baby Pictures Lakeside Studio* on Lake Front. M. J. MORSE, Proprietor. rtfJW^MjiIirKlM!ii[i!wisi PRINCESS Grocery Co. N. E. CARSON, Manager. SPECIAL FO SATURDAY: Fancy Crawford Peaches, OO per can Regular price 25c Fancy Lemon Cling Peaches. Occ per can- Regular price HOc Fancy Peeled Apricots. O'V* per can ^J Regular price 30c Fancy Tears. jr. per can *0 Regular price ,T0c Fancy Egg Plums. 9 A' per c'au Regular price :Sc Fancy Preserved Strawlieries, Qen per can &O Regular price 3d.-'r Fancy Canned Sweet Potatoes. cc per can Fancy Canned Apples, OK,'' 1(\c per gallon can "OV Fancy Home Cured Hums. cr per lb 0 -Fancy Home Shoulder. f\c perLETTUCE ONIONSCured lb Fancy 3K Herring, Of each STRAWBERRIES RADISHES CUCUMBERS Princess Grocery BADL MAIME Circular Saw Inflicts Terrible Injuries to Wm. Goodrich, of Walker. Walker Pilot: William Good rich was brought in on Tuesday's train to receive attention at the hospital here. A fow days ago in the mill at Hazel Dell, near Ellis, he slipped on a roller and got mixed up with the saw, los ing one leg, a hand and a'portion of the other foot. Dr. Wikwx was summoned and accompanied the unfortunate man on his trip to Walker. Sprinkle Too Much. At the meeting of the city council Monday night the prin cipal measure to come before the meeting will be to take steps to enforce the ordinance relative to the excessive use of city water on lawns. It has been the prac tice of some users of lawn sprinklers to allow the water to run almost day and night, and as a result tho city pumping station cannot keep up the supply of water. In the last two days the pump has been going steadily and during the time the tank is 800 barrels short. The hours for running lawn sprinklers are from 6 to 9 a, m. and 5 to 8 p. m. An 800 Pound Baby. Probably the smallest of larg est of beasts is the juvenile mem ber of the herd of performing Elephants with Gentry Bros. Famous Shows United, This fine Pachyderm has been in this country but a few months yet his education is nearly complete. His part of the program puts to shame older and bigger com panions, and on account of his size he is able to perform several acts which have never been at tempted by Elephant Trainers before. The "little fellow" in question is but one of the many features presented since the consolidation of Gentry Bros. Famous Shows' They will exhibit here on Fri day July '22. Club Accounts. At a meeting of the directors of the Business Men's club held after tho smoker Thursday even ing Secretary Torrance pre sented a report of the club's finances. Since the organization of the club nearly $800 has been collected, of which there is ftow on hand about $250. The cost of tho pavillion and of prgparing for the Brainerd excursion was $332, while $100 was paid to the excur sion committee of the Brainerd shop men, according to agree ment, -the-balance of the- money paid out, about $125, being for current expenses. Possession For Mrs. Lydick. Major Scott, Indian agent, has given public notice that in com pliance with instructions from the secretary of the interior he is ordered to place Mrs. Lydick and her children in possession of their allotment at Cass Lake. All persons residing on these allot ments are notified to remove at once, unless permission "is granted by the allottees to re main. Pleasant Surprise. About fifty guests were at a pleasant surprise party tendered Rev. Peterson last night at the Lutheran parsonage. Mrs. Peter son was presented with a hand some leather chair by the mem bers of the congregation. The jev-eni ng was-pleasantly-spenfc-4n- specches and singing and light refreshments were served. Mickey at Grand Forks. W. C. McKay, more familiarly known by his friends here as "Mickey," has closed out his saloon business in Britton, S. D., and is now employedat Frank lin's bar in East Grand Forks. in caring for a logging camp of smallpox patients. The town ship is 62-25, in Itasca county, and the Big Fork river runs through it. This land, with all the rest in northern Minnesota, was practically valueless in I883j and the government doubtless thought it was getting "off easy enough, and cheaply. It was easier and cheaper, probably, to deed over the township than to ha#e*a-' gold medal, or even a brass one, made,and so the brave young Indian was given the land. "Tho properly has been coin ing up in va!a with the rest of the land in rids sSction of the state, and it is now worth several hundred thousand dollars, for it is covered with some pretty valuable bunches of timber. Lumber companies have several times tried to get possession of the timber, without success. They will likely get it some way when the Indian dies, but until then I guess it will remain with him, and the settlers who know him are glad of it for he is a mighty decent sort of an old chap, liked and respected by all those with whom he has come in contact. I should judge he must be about fifty years old now, ]*s siblv more." END IS NEARING Last Day of the Thief River Falls Land Sale is Thursday Next. SALE IS NO PROVING A GREAT SUCCESS. Only About 600 Oat of 1,600 Pieces On Sale Will be Disposed of. The crowd at the land sale at Thief Riyer Falls is not very large and a great many pieces of land are not being sold. The pieces in most instances are about $4 per acre, but of course When the river is reached the prices will go up considerably higher. It is now thought that only about 000 pieces out of 1,000 will be sold at this sale and the total amount received will be about $750,000: It is also quite prob able that at the end of the sale on July 14 the present saler will be continued until some time in October at which time the pieces remaining unsold at the end of that time will be subject to pri vate entry at $4 per acre. There are a large number of choice pieces of land that have not as yet been sold and on the last day of the sale, July 14, when the Indian improvement lands are offered it is expected that- the highest prices will be paid. Some very choice pieces of land in the vicinity of High Land ing yesterday sold at from $4 to 5:50 per acre. It was thought by some that this land would go much higher and all are sur prised that it went so cheap. WALKE COME S Base Ball Game Tomorrow Will Be Between Bemidji and Walker Indians. Another base ball game will lje pulled off on tho home grounds tomorrow. Walker's team will cross bats with tho home team, who feel confident that they will come out winner. Tho Walkers however have a bunch of very clever men, and it is thought that the game tomorrow will be interesting. i/. A Big Year According toM. R. Brown, the veteran stock and cattle man who has charge of the Great Northern feeding stations this side of Mon tana, the present year, has been a very favorable one for the ranges and the cattle movement this fall should be unusually heavy. So heavy in fact as to be a reminder of the old days. Mr. Brown says the range grass has served as an excellent growing feed for thp cattle and that cattle owners and stockmen have' had almost ideal conditions under which to work during the season. The growth of the herds has been satisfactory and the num ber of steers taken to Chicago will be larger than for several seasons. Rapp Case Appealed. Red Lake Courier:Attorneys 11,-W,-Leeof-1Phief- -River-anthJr K. Hannay of St. Hiliare were in the city Saturday on business before the probate court in con nection with the Rapp will case. Mr. Lee, as attorney for Miss Pederson, has appealed to the district court from the order issued by Judge Tarrant a few weeks ago. It will be remem bered that Miss Bertha Pederson of Thief River alleges to be the widow of the late Chas. G. Rabp by virtue of a common-law mar riage, claimed to have been con tracted in California over a year ago. Judge Tarrant held that she had no right to a share in the estate, taking the ground that sufficient proof of marriage had not been adduced and that com mon-law marriages are not recog nized by the courts in California. The case will come up for trial in the district court at the coining October term. Brager Injured. "Stub" Brager, the clever short stop for the Fosston base ball team, was injured in a game at Bagley Monday afternoon on a slide to home plate. His knee was wrenched out of joint and the muscles of his leg were badly torn. He is around on crutches, however, and expects to "get into the game" before long. Need More Money. Work on the race track is pro gressing very satisfactorily, but in order^to complete the plans which have been formulated by the fair association, it will be necessary to raise more monev. The method for obtaining the necessary funds will probably be by popular subscription. BI CROP Prospects Bright For a Good Sized Wheat Crop In Minnesota. According to reports the Min nesota wheat crop is looking well and there is no apprehension at present, except that the crop is about two weeks late. If frost permits the grain to ripen, this will make no difference however, Tho weather has been almost too cool and wet in the wheat Ixdt, but the present prospects are favorable for a big crop if the killing frosts of the' fall do not cause damage at the finish. The feeling in grain iroles is that good prices will prevail for a heavy crop if it can be harvest ed and marketed successfully, and that if this is realized busi ness in the Northwest will im mediately be restored to a high plane of activity. Beltrami county, though" pro ducing little wheat, is much in terested in the coming crop as a big crop will stimulate business at the head of the Likes which will have a direct effect here. A Most Wonderful Cure. Joseph D. Underhill.of Doland, S. Dakota, says: I have received great benefit from your White Wine of Tar Syrup. I had a deep seated cough and tho doctors gave up all hopes of my recovery and pronounced it consumption. I tried everything that we could hear of. Finally one of my friends prevailed upon me to use your White Wine of Tar Syrup. I took one and one half bottles and am entirely cured, Such medicine I can recommend to those who are afflicted as I was. Mr. Kraywetz is Here. Don't wait until winter with your fur repairing. Have it done now and save money and time. See Mr. Kraywetz and let him give you an estimate on a new fur garment or on your old one that needs repairing or remodel ing. A full line of skins, also the latest fashion plates of fur fashions for the season of 1904 1905 will be shown at the Mark ham Hotel every afternoon until July 15th. New Drug Store. T. M. Donovan, of tins firm of Donovan Bros., of Pelican Rapids, has been in the city for several days with a view of locating-hore with a drug stock. He thinks very favorably of the city and if arrangements can be made to fit up tho building occupied by A. E. Winter will put in a store in con nection with Mr. Winter. Big Drives. Forty million feet of pine is now being driven down tho Red Lake river for the.Grand Forks Lumber Co. Most of the pine was cut in northern Beltrami county and a portion of it goes to the Crookston Lumber Co. at Crookston. These big drives will keep the two mills busy the rest of the season. Elder Dodds Injured. Presiding Elder LaFayette Dodds, of the Crookston District M. E. Church, was yesterday quite seriously injured at the Great Northern depot by having a heavy trunk truck run over his foot. The little toe on Rev. Dodcls right foot was almost severed. Large Attendance. The attendance at the summer school now being conducted in thJs^u^yJsjmiLcJiJargeiLth: been expected and those who have the school in hand are very grateful with tho results being obtained and the interest mani fested by the teachers now in at tendance. Picnic Party. A pleasant party consisting-of Mrs. Joe Young and the Misses Rusness and Florence, Tinnie and Alice Pondergast are spend ing the week at Rocky Point, at the north end of the lake. Mr. and Mrs. John Essler will join the party tomorrow. Steenerson Here. Congressman Halvor Steener son, of Crookston, is in the city today. Mi. Steenerson was look ing up business matters and in cidentally looking over the politi cal field here. He has largo in terests throughout the county. Verity Here. Wm. E. Verity, Editor of the Wadena Tribune, is in the city to day looking up business matters in connection with the Sentinel, in which ho is interested.. M. E. Smith, the lumber yard man, is closing out his stock of screen doors and windows at cost. Fred Nelson, proprietor of a sawmill near BJackduck, is in the city to spend Sunday. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE for city propertyFarm of 100 acres in Grant Valley, twenty acres good hay land, good barn and house. C. Villemin, 008 Fourth street. O'Kelliher A Candidate. A. O.Kelliher, of Blackduck, announces his candidacy tor county commissioner agaUMfe John McDougald, of that city* This makes three candidates for that office against Mr. McDou gald, but it is expressed by those who know the situation up there that Mr. McDougald will carry the day. Night Was Her Terror. "I would cough nearly all night long," writes Mrs. Chas. Apple gate, of Alexandria, Ind., "and could hardly get any sleep. I had consumption so bad that if I walked a block-I would cough frightfully and spit blood, but, when all other medicines failed, three $1.00 bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery wholly me and I gamed fifty-eight pounds." It's absolutely, guaranteed to cure coughs, colds, la grippe, bron chitis and all throat and lung troubles Price 50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free at all druggists. & By Tradinn Hero You aro guaranteed Absolute SatIfaction AT THE BAZAAR STORE MIDSUMMER CLEARING SALE! Black on White Plain FiguresGuaranteed as represented or money refunded. "As usual," talk is cheappaper 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, yonr 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 Jyou 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 I2'|aC 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 Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues. Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. This remedy is certainly to be needed in almost every home be fore the summer is over. It can always be depended upon even in the most severe and dangerous cases. It is especially valueable for summer disordersinchildren. It is pleasant to take and never fails to give prompt relief. Why not buy it now? It may save life. For sale by Barker's Drug store. SCHNEIDER BROS., The Clothiers. SUIT CLEARANCE] Values Entirely Without Precedent. .'KMIJ! STR AW HATS. 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, 75q and $1.00 values sale at 0 Genuine Ontario Tweed Suits. The finest Summer 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 FOR- Wedding and Baby Pictures 3 TO- HAKKERUP Up-to Date Work and Prices Reasonable. Kn' 'ng, Framing aiid lumshmg for Amatners. Hakkerup Studio Two'Doors East, of City IJrusr Store. Courtesy and Integrity are In the very atmos phere of this Business..