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Spurred by Offer of Reward
Several Parties Scour
PARTY OF OLD TIMERS GOES
OUT FROM BLACKDUCK.
Great Interest Developed in Case
Should Develope Some
The offer of 1,500 reward for
information that will lead to the
arrest and conviction of the man
men who murdered N. O.
Dahl and his daughter, Miss
Aa,got is having desired result.
is rousing a widespread inter
est, not only at the home but
abjroad in the case, and inde
pendent searching parties and
private individuals are exhaust
ing every effort to capture the
At no time since the case has
beifen reported has there been a
complete abandonment of the
seach to recover the bodies. To
clear up the mystery, their re
covery is almost imperative. It
will be hard to prove murder
until they are found.
This morning a party of old
tinie woodsmen headed by Thos.
Hayden went out from Black
duck equipped to spend two
weeks in the woods. They will
devote their time exclusively to
looking for the spot in which the
bodies have been hidden or
buried. Each day makes the
search more difficult as time will
add in its own way to the elimina
tion of every trace of a grave or
A very great deal of interest
is being taken at Blackduck and
throughout all of the northern
part of the county and outside
this section as well. The county
attorney's office is in constant
touch with all the searching
parties and the various influences
that are working on the case.
County Attorney Loud is highly
pleased with the interest de
veloped and is quite confident
that something will be developed
soon that will clear up the whole
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HOMESTEAD S IT
Matt Gannon Files a Homestead
i Entry On Land Including
Townsite of Spooner.
Matt Gannon, of Spooner, who
is quite well known in this city
and was a short time ago at the
county jail on a charge of selling
liquor illegally has filed a home
stead entry on eighty acres in
cluding the new townsite of
Spooner in the Rainy River coun
try. Mr. Gannon secured legal
advice on the status of the town
site! and was informed that he
hadj a right to homestead the land
and has proceeded accordingly.
The|re will be a vast deal of litiga
tion! between him and the town
site! company as a result and as
the icase is without an exact par
allej and there are some peculiar
constructions of law inyolved de
velopments will be waited with
deal of interest.
Mi E. CARSON, Manager.
Fanc^r Crawford Peaches,
i Regular price 25c
Fanclr Lemon Cling Peaches.
Regular price 30c
Fancy Peeled Apricots.
I Regular price 30c
Regular price 30c
Fancy Egg Plums.
Regular price 25c
Fancy Preserved Strawberies,
Regular price 30c
Fancy Canned Sweet Potatoes,
25c 25c 25c
Fanc Canned Apples. OKf one
per gallon can *+0 ~0\1
Fancy Home Cured Hams. i
per lb IOc
Fancy Home Cured Shoulder.
Fancy 3K Herring,
Traveling Indian Ball Team Goes
Two Fast Events With
The locals won one and dropped
one in the base ball business with
the Sioux Indians yesterday af
ternoon and evening. Both
games were good and the attend
ance at the afternoon game was
the largest of the present season.
The Indians travel in a special
car and carry their own band.
Both games were played in a
canvass enclosure at the old ball
grounds, the band made a very
thorough trip of the city just be
fore the game. The locals won
the first game by a score of 2 and
1, and to McCamus be the credit.
With two men out and two on
bases in the first half of the ninth
inning, the ball was hit to deep
center a hard fielding chance and
Bemidji's center fielder made
one of the most sensational
catches of the several he has
made on the home grounds this
season. Kilaney, the Sioux
pitcher was something of a mys
tery. He allowed but one hit
during the game and struck out
fourteen men. Emerson was up
for the locals and was up to his
usual excellent form. The Sioux
are "stickers" but connected
with Emerson only four time
The night game was something
of a novelty and was played by
electric light. The home team
were defeated by a score of 7 to 8.
Hazen was in the box for the
home team and did good work.
Tne game was not as fast as the
afternoon event but everybody
enjoyed it. The attendance was
small and the threatened rain of
the early evening no doubt cur
tailed it considerably.
Crops Looking Fine.
Crop forecasts are now the
order in almost every section of
the country but there has been
nothing on the Beltrami county
situation up to the present time.
The Pioneer has not been able to
get anything authrative on the
local situation but a drive through
the country to Lake George yes
terday develops the fact that
there are some very fine farms
in that section of Beltrami county
through which the road runs.
About four miles south of this
city is the farm of J. P. Duncalf,
where there are fine fields of
oats, and wheat, and a patch of
healthy looking potatoes that
south there are also some fine
fields and the grain is looking
very well. The local harvest is
about fifteen days distant and
the average of the small grain
in Beltrami county this year will
be much larger than last.
Indians Look For Blueberries.
The Indians have started on
their annual pilgrimage to the
blueberry fields and between
this city and Lake George on the
Park Rapids road there are sev
eral large parties camped. One
of the largest arrived at Dinner
Creek yesterday and expects to
spend the remainder of the sea
son there. Another big party is
camped near the Little Mississi
ppi and all along the road there
are parties of Indians. They are
very much disappointed over the
crop outlook and there will be
but few berries harvested this
season compared with former
Coming to Bemdiji.
Crookston Journal: James
Dodds, the genial night clerk at
the Crookston who has at
tended to the wants of the cus
tomers at that popular hostelry
during the past year, yesterday
closed a deal for the lease of a
large Bemidji hotel and will
shortly remove to that city to
take the active management of
the business. Mr. Dodds has
resigned at the Crookston
and his many friends in the city
will be pleased to learn of the
deal whereby he becomes the
proprietor of one of Bemidji's
Chinaman Paid The Fine.
Anna Hurlbut, who has been a
familiar figure in police court cir
cles for some time past arrived
at the Pendergast justice dispen
sary via the carriage and back
door route shortly after nine
o'clock this morning to plead to a
charge of disorderly conduct.
Judge Reynolds finod her $25 and
costs last Wednesday on a simi
liar charge. A fine of $5 was im
posed this morni ig. The woman
has been employed at the Chinese
restrurantand the celestial pro
prietor paid her fine this morning.
Manager McNeil, of the Crooks
ton ball team, this morning made
an effort to secure Harvey Witt,
who has been pitching for the
Bemidji team for the past two
months. The Crookston team is
badly crippled at present and
farmed Witt to Bemidji when he
came here. Witt is well pleased
with tne treatment he has re
ceived here, is playing good ball
and will finish out the season in
Bemidji a fact his naany^ .friends
will be pleased to learn.&&&&^&
WHY WE ARE
IN THE NINTH
Interesting Bit of Political
History Related By
PALM DAY S O POL COUNT
Senator Grindeland, of Warren,
and Senator Myron, of Ada
Anton Erickson, of Rosby, was
a Bemidji visitor this morning
and incidentally related a bit of
interesting political history to the
Pioneer. Mr. Erickson read with
some interest a recent article in
this paper in which it was stated
there was some disposition to
have Beltrami county put in the
Sixth instead of the Ninth con
"I see you say," said Mr.
Erickson, "that no one seems to
know just why Beltrami county
was put in the Ninth congres
sional district. Well, I think I
can tell you all about it. Senator
Myron, of Ada, represented us
in the state legislature, when
Beltrami county was put in the
Ninth congressional district.
That was in the palmy days of
Populism in Polk county and the
country out that way and in the
heat of the congressional cam
paigns Republicans' votes were
reckoned as carefully as ten dol
lar bills in a clearing house. In
those days it didn't make much
difference to us what district we
were in that was comparatively
speaking a long time ago.
"One day Senators Grindeland
and Myron came down to visit
us in Bemidji and the question
arose as to v/hat congressional
district Beltrami county would
be put in. At that time no one
seemed to have a preference and
the matter went by default.
Senator Grindeland is now Judge
Grindeland, of Warren and judge
of the Fourteenth judicial district.
The Messrs. Grindeland and
Myron were talking over the
situation in a half joking way
while here and someone asked
th question as to whether Bel
trami county was going to be
Democratic or Republican in the
campaign. He was told that the
county would give a big Republi
"That settled the congressional
district matter right away. They
needed Republican votes in the
Ninth in those days and Senator
Myron, when the legislature took
up the matter suggested Bel
trami county as a Ninth district
county and it was put in the
Ninth. I don't know just what
merit there is in the proposed
change to the Sixth district but
I have explained to you how we
happen to be in the Ninth."
CLERK S CHEST
Have Already Begun to Crow
Over Victory They Have
Yet to Win.
The baseball game between the
newspaper folk of the city and
the retail clerks will occur tomor
row night at 7:30 o'clock. It will
last for five innings and the clerks
are already doing a lot of crow
ing but will not be ..so chesty
when the sun sinks behind the
western horizon tomorrow night.
Martin, of the News, will umpire
and the printer people are in ex
cellent spirits. Lyons is being
talked about as umpire. This all
comes from the clerks, however,
and will be looked after in due
time. There is much in an um
pire. The game promises to be
very interesting, but this is a
family affair and there is no need
of the general public butting in
and rooting against the printers.
All those who root against the
printers will be roasted in the
three newspapers of the city.
This is a fair warning arid the
various sporting editors have
their instructions. There will
be noWoodshed unless the clerks
try to run things with too high a
hand. The names of the nine
yonng men whohave the fortitude
to go against the printers and
their positions are: Mitchell,
Hazen,sp Keihm, ib Naylor, 2b
Fleming, ss Narveson, 3b Cun
ningham, cf Sprague, If Geil rf
The printers will get out the
following bunch and the attention
of the bookmakers and betting
public is cai efully invited to the
fact that McCamus and Witt are
printers: Witt, Hitchcock, lb:
Kaiser, 2b Wilm, ss Carlson,
"The Swede," 3b Johnson, If
McCamus, cf Solberg, "Chip-"
munk," rf Moodie, The
printers will have rehearsal this
There is no lever so powerful
as plain and simple factsMark's
Lung Balsam will cure your
HA A N 0UTINC
Pioneer Composing Room Force
Fishes For Black Bass At
The Pioneer composing room
force yesterday enjoyod an out
ing at Lake George, one of the
most beautiful and popular of
Northern Minnesota summer
resorts. The primary object of
the trip was to catch the biggest
string of black bass which has
eyer been brought to this city
from Lake George and it was an
The party captured four nice
bass and at the counting room
this morning it'was found that
they had cost just four dollars
apiece. I is not the fault of
Lake George, however, that the
trip was not attended with better
success. The lake is famous
through the entire Northwest as
one of the best bass lakes in the
country. The conditions yester
day were unfavorable for fishing,
but some fine strings were taken
by 'fisherman who understood
the business and were not novices
like the Pioneer crowd.
The party camped on Payne
Lake and are under obliga
tions to Landlord Rhodes, of the
Niawa hotel and other of the
good people at Lake George for a
very pleasant outing, and a look
at the ball game between Kabe
kona and Lake George, Fred
Carlson was the official chef and
Evan Carson oversaw the general
arrangements. Carlson is in
disrepute with the entire bunch
today as a result and hereafter
when the Pioneer crowd goes off
on a junket he will be carefully
avoided. The thanksof the crowd
is due to Frank Solberg for
financing the venture.
Presiding Elder Dodds, of the
Crookston district, was at Thief
River Falls yesterday to dedicate
or reopen the Methodist church
which had to be moved from the
Soo line right of way and placed
upon a different location. The
church received$1,300 for moving
and expended in all in the opera
tion and in repairing and refitting
the edifice $2,400 leaving a deficit
of $1,100 which will be raised, it
is thought, Rev. Dodds, who is
well known for his ability to
raise money for church purposes
will stir the matter and it is
hoped that the.property will be
freed from incumbrance of any
Pine Tree Protests.
The board of equalization did
not finish its session Saturday
afternoon as expected and has
been in session all of today. W.
H. Bird, of Little Falls, who is in
the city to attend the meeting is
directly responsible. Mr. Bird
on behalf of his company objects
to the valuation on some pine as
fixed by the board at $3 per
thousand and presented some
very forceful argument-, for a re
duction. Besides this there were
a number of other small matters.
Let Contract Tonight.
The city council will tonight
let the contract for the new city
pumping station. All bids sub
mitted at the last regular meet
ing were rejected for the reason
that they were not in accordance
with the specifications. New
bids will be submitted and the
contract will be let tonight as it
is imperative that the new plant
shall be in working order as soon
Doctor For Tenstrike.
Dr. John C. Koch, who for
some time has been a successful
practicing physician at Thief
River Falls has decided to locate
at Tenstrike according to the
Tribune. Dr. Koch is a graduate
of the state university and was
house surgeon at St. Luke's
hospital, St. Paul, for some time.
Mr. Koch is expected to arrive
this week and will fill a long felt
want at Tenstrike.
Judge McClenahan has just
rendered a decision in the case of
Melvina McKillop vs. C. G. John
son, an action to set aside a mort
gage sub bmitted some time ago.
The decision is for the plaintiff,
who was represented by Attor
ney Henry Funkley, of Black
The Modern Woodmen lodge
at Lake George gave a dance at
the pavillion last Saturday night
which was a very successful af
fair. Music was furnished by
Potter's orchestra and there was
a big attendance from the sur
rounding country. A number of
Bemidji people attended.
Lake George and Kabekona.
Lake George and Kabekona
played ball at the Lake George
grounds yesterday. The two
teams are among the best in that
section of the country and the
game was highly interesting
throughout and was w^on^ by
Lake George.^i^Kp^ $&$.
Why balance on the verge 'of
consumption when Mark's Lung
Balsam will cure.
est possible prices.
on Lajte Front.
J. MORSE, Proprietor.
Several Courses of Study-.
Numerous Electives. Best of in
structions in usic and Elocution,
Free scholarship, for one year for
first honor graduates of high
schools. Expense very low.
Opens September 14. Catalogues
sent free on application. Maca
lester College, St. Paul, Minn.
Go to Hakkerup for photos.
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BOYS' CLOTHING VALUES
that are without equal.
BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S SUITS REDUCED.
Former $4? $3.50
Former 4, 3 50
Former 4, 3.50
Former 4, 3.50
5)c Boys' Balbriggan Underwear
Although 'times' are dull and everyone is complaining of poor
business, there is a steady "hum" of business at the "BAZAAR
Store. The splendid bargains we are offering in all lines of our
Department Store can not help appeal to the hearts of oareful
and practical buyers. Bemidji is the metropolis of the north, and
one of the great centers of trade. G-oods Wre sold as cheap here
as anywhere in Minnesota, so while you are town follow the
crowd to the Bazaar Store and purchase good G-oods at the low-
The Bazaar Store.
Beginning Monday, July
25, we will start classes
in the following branches:
Shorthand and Typewriting,
Commercial Law, Commer
cial Geography, -Business
Hours, 10 to 12 a. m. 7 to 9 p. m.
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
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
Annual Clearance Sale!
High-Grade, Famous, Time-Honored Lead-
ing Makers' Brand Bearing Suits
stylish cuts for men and young
men $16 suits, $15 suits and
$12 suits at choic for
Compare and See the Immense Superiority of this Offering.
A Two Doors East of City Drug Store.
Suit ClearanceValues En
tirely without precedentAn
event that has interested
more buyers than any other
clothing occasion presented.