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The Townsite of Baudette
Reverts to the C. N.
ENORMOUSLY VALUABLE TRACT
OF LAND AFFECTED.
Thos. Cathcart Will Probaply Ap
peal to the Secretary of
Word was received today from
Washington that the commis
sioner of the general land office
has handed down his decision
the celebrated land case involv
iug the townsite of Baudette, re
versing the decision of the
Crookston land office and award
ing the land to the Canadian
Northern Railway company.
The railway company claimed
the land through a grant or
easment right, Thomas Cathcart
claimed it under the law govern
ing a prior settlement right and
the land was also applied for by
townsite settlers who applied to
enter it under the townsite law.
It was a hard fought case
from start to finish, Messrs.
Steenerson & Loring and R. J.
Montague representing Thomas
Cathcart. Attorney Lang of Cass
Lake, represented the townsite
company and W. E. Rowe, of
Crookston, was attorney for the
The land involved is one of the
most valuable tracts ever con
tested for in this land district.
The case will probably go to
the Secretary of the Interior on
an appeal by Mr. Cathcart.
FIRE LOSS IN
TOWN OF FROHN
Forest Fire Does Damage to
Ruggles PineHard Fight
to Save Sawmill.
L. O. Solberg returned yester
day from his sawmill: in the town
of Prohn about five miles east of
Bemidji, where he has been for
the past two days protecting the
mill from a forest fire which has
been raging in the township for
several days. The mill was finally
saved but only after a hard
tight. A large amount of Nor
way pine belonging to Chas. F.
Ruggles has been damaged. No
estimate of the loss has been
BIG FACTORY AT
A $50,000 Peat Factory
Being InstalledTwo Ad
ditional Plants Planned.
Port Prances, directly opposite
Koochiching, is now putting in.a
big peat factory under the direc
tion of Wilson Irwin of Toronto.
The factory will be 600 feet long
and equipment for it is now on
the road. The plant is to cost
$50,000, aad will give employ
ment to 100 men. As there is
no question as to the quality and
quantity of material, the com
pany has decided to erect two
additional plants as soon as the
first one is completed. Mr. Irwin
will be the resident manager.
Married Last Night.
The marriage of Carl Peterson
to Miss Anna Jemtvold, both of
the town of Roospvelt, took place
at the court house last night at 7
o'clock, Judge Clark officiating.
Halvor Peterson acted as best
man and Hannah Annonson as
bridesmaid. The couple is well
known and have the best wishes
of a host of friends.
Win. Smallwood Sick.
Win. Smallwood, well known in
Bemidji, is at Hot Springs, a
short distance from Durango,
Cal., suffering from Bright's
disease. Mr. Smallwood's many
friends in Bemidji will be sorry
to learn that his condition is
WHAT IS THE
Dan Corlis Deep in the Intri
cacies of Politics Looks
for a Way Out.
$ -^JfU -i *&
Mr. Editer, I
Me anD BILL CARLI aNd
Slim ThoMpson and GraybacK
Kelly was havin a discushun a
boUt a deel and I said i wood rite
you anD Get you to advize us
thro The colums of yure essteam
ed Sheet what was rita. Now
Slim he can Get a 30b of grub
bing on anew Road, he has got A
pull with a Super Viser BUt the
s*uperviser he wants to bee in on
the deel but he dont think it wood
Be legul seamg he is SuperviSer
but he Wants to get some rakeoff
but he is afrade. so Bill he ses
the Way to Do it is too rite a con
tracK and put in It that Slim
will gEt so much foR grubbing
and then not too say nothiNG a
bout that there is a cut With the
superViser but to put It that
there is a CONTINJUNT FUND
of Say 20 per sent, and Bill ses
that is the way they did when he
was Alder Man and he ses it is
legul and all rite and he ses a
CoNTINJUNT FTND is ]ust like
a SINKING FUND and it will
SINK and that is all therE is to
it. now Mr. Editer will you
Pleese advise us thro yure organ
if this is THE most modurn way
of meeting such Exigencies or if
there is a later and better methid
yure Essteamed Corespondent
IS ICE FREE
Last Remnant of Winter's
Crystal Covering Leaves
Bemidji lake is now ice free.
The last remnant of winter's
crystal covering, which has been
slowly disappearing for the past
two weeks, left its waters today,
leaving behind nothing but liquid
where during the long five
months ot winter had been an
icy mantle. The breakup this
year is about a week later than
last, the ice having left the lake
in 1904 on April 15.
Wrestling Match No Go.
The wrestling match which
was scheduled to come off last
night between Hanks and Shores
did not take place and a number
of men who had intended to* bet
on the match were disappointed
The bout was to be a private one
for $200 a side, Shores to throw
Hanks three times in an hour.
Shores left this morning for
Brainerd, where he expects to
arrange a match with Moth of
Rev. Dalquist of Warren is in
the city and will hold Swedish
services in the Norwegian Luth
eran church Sunday morning at
10 30. Rev. Dalquist is district
missionary of tho Minnesota Con
ference of the Augustana Synod.
He will preach at Mill Park to
morrow evening at the residence
of Peter Bodine.
Cat Gash in Forehead.
The eight year old boy of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Hullett yesterday
sustained a seyere cut on the
head while playing with a num
ber of other boys. One of the
children threw an old tin can
which struck the Hullett boy,
inflicting a deep wound two
inches in length on his forehead.
The wound was dressed and the
boy is getting alon^ nicely.
"Balky Tom" in Town.
Thos. Hewett, the veteian
camp foreman well known to the
woodsmen of northern Minne
sota as "Balky Tom" is in Be
midji, having arrived from the
camps of Robinson & Dick near
Lakeport. Mr. Hewett expects
to leave in the near future for the
Clearwater camps near Wilton to
ke charge of a drive.
Mrs.E.H. Marcum entertained
this .afternoon in honor of her
sister Miss Helen Davies of
Nearly Four Hundred Are in
Hands of Sheriff Bailey
Sheriff Bailey has started on
the work of collecting tax war
rants for the delinquent personal
property taxes of 1904. The list
is slightly larger than last year,
consisting of nearly 400 names.
Sheriff Bailey states that he has
made satisfactory progress since
starting on the work and that as
yet he has met with little trouble.
All out of town delinquents have
been notified and in many cases
it has been unnecessary for the
sheriff to visit their homes.
Number of Bemidji Mer
chants Would Close Estab
lishments at 6 O'Clock.
Now that spring has come and
the days are lengthening, a num
ber of merchants of the city are
starting an agitation to close all
the stores of the city during the
eyenings in the summer months
in order to allow their c^rks an
opportunity of recreation. Dif
ferent opinions as to the proper
hour to close are expressed, some
advocating that 6 o'clock would
not be too early, while others
think that 8 o'clock would be a
more suitable hour. No action
has yet been taken, either by the
merchants or the clerks' union,
but it is yery probable that an
agreement will be reached in the
near future. The months dur
ing which it is advocated to close
early are May, June. July and
A large number of vags and no
good bums are arriving the
city daily and the police force i
kept unusually busy keeping
them moving. The recent clos
ing up of a number of resorts at
Cass Lake and Blackduck is
probably responsible for the in
flux of characters not wanted in
Sheriff Hartley of Chippewa
county and Sheriff Hoist of Clear
water county were in the city
yesterday, both on official busi
ness. Neither would give out the
nature of their business but pro
mised that something might de
velop as a result of their visit
The steady rain which has
been falling during the day is
welcomed by every farmer in the
county as well as by residents of
towns and cities. The many
forest fires that have been burn
ing will be quenched and crops
will be materially benefitted.
C. E. Hulett, formerly engaged
in the general merchandise busi
ness in Bemidji, is critically ill
with liver trouble from which he
has suffered for the past two
Stafford Saw Big Fish.
Bart Stafford this morning de
scribed a fish which he saw while
spearing Lake Irvine last night
the size of which would not *be
given credence were not Mr.
Stafford's reputation for truth
and veracity well established.
He claims that the fish he saw
would measure in length at least
eight feet and that its weight
could not possibly be less than
two hundred pounds. He made
an attempt to capture the mon
ster but broke the handle of his
spear in the attempt.
Rofidahl, formerly^ ell
gaged in the hotel business in
Bemidji, was in the city yester
day and returned home to Stoner
last night. Mr. Rofidahl has re
moved from Dexterville, where
he has conducted a hotel for the
past year, and has, engaged in
the same business at Stoner,
which is located on the survey of
the M. & I. extension about six
miles north of Northome.
Wm. Melntyre of Red Lake
Falls is Added to Investi
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENER
jf AL STONE ARRIVES.1^!
Nan Who Will Conduct Investi-
Gettingn Ready to Begin
The commission which will in
vestigate the charges made by
the public examiner against the
Beltrami county officials will
consist of three members in
stead of two, Wm. Melntyre, a
prominent attorney of Red Lake
Palls, having been appointed by
Governor Johnson to serve as
one of the commissioners.
R. A. Stone, second assistant
attorney general, accompanied
by Deputy Public Examiner
E. Johnson, arrived in the city
last night from St. Paul and to
day is making the preliminary
steps in plarning and arranging
foi the investigation. Mr. Stone
was interviewed last night and
stated to the Pioneer that the in
vestigation would be absolutely
fair to all concerned but that it
would be exhaustive and every
charge made by the public ex
a miner would be probed to the
Mr. Stone also defined his
position in connection with the
investigation. "I am simply
carrying on the investigation for
the state," he said, "and cannot
go beyond the charges made
by the public examiner. There
are only three men against whom
charges have been filed and there
will be nothing brought against
any ot the other officials. I am
not here to get a conviction, but
will gather evidence and present
my report to the governor, who,
after the investigation, will have
the power to do as he sees fitr If
there is sufficiant evidence to
warrant him in removing the
men from office this will, un
doubtedly be done, and if there
is no evidence tending to show
tliat there has been fraud in
the administration of the county
affairs the officials will be com
pletely exonerated. I am now
making arrangements so that the
commissioners may start the
work of investigating on next
The men charged have retain
ed attorneys that will represent
them, County Attorney Loud
having chosen Chas. W. Scrutch
m, and F. O. Sibley, Chester
McKusick, while Wes Wright
has as yet made no arrangements
for an attorney.
The new store building at
Graceton is coming on very
The farmers of McDougald
township gathered themselves to
gether and surprised Mr. and
Mrs. John Lische who proved to
be royal entertainers.
Sid Mason was at the Lake
fishing last week.
Messrs. Nugent, Woods and
Wilson have gone to Rainy River
to work in the mill this summer.
James Woods purchased a fine
cow from John Granenor of the
Lake of the Woods district.
Wire for fencing is in demand
here since the herd law is en
Prank" "La Veque ~ouT newly
married neighbor is building a
new house which promises to be
the finest in the township.
A. G. Rowley is talking of sell
ing out and moving away from
here. He says the country is
alright but he cannot live near
his relatives. We feel sorry for
School opened last Monday
with 22 pupils under the char,
of Miss Kilpatrick.
John Mason has resumed work
for the C. N. R. after a two
weeks spell of the grip.
Section- foreman Conover Is
making every effort to keep the
track in good condition, and now
has four men at work.
1000 yards of Calico in all colors, the very
best and choicest at 5 cents per ya.rd.
One lot of Wash Goods consisting of Dimities,
Lawns and Voiles, sold as high as 20 cents,
during sale 10 cents per yard.
One lot of Remnants in Dimities, Lawns,
Ginghams, etc to clear out at 7 cents
OF AN ALARMING NATURE
PRIVATE DISPATCHES FROM C1T
IES AND TOWNS ALONG
St Petersburg, April 27Private
dispatches of an alarming nature have
been received lrom cities and towns
along the Volga, sa\mg tnat all the
dock laborers ha\e struck The ordi
nary accumulation of winter ireiglil
has been augmented bv railroad bhc\
ades and the failure now to nio^ this
freight with the opening of the river
to navigation cieates a most serious
situation The strike was oigamzed
by Black sea agitators.
Workmen Meetings Prohibited.
St Petersburg, Apnl 27rather
Gopon has a successor the perso i
of a priest named Nicholas, who'has
been making a great stir among the
workmen, addiessmg them nightlv in
various parts of the industrial dis
tricts The influence ot his pergonal
lty is considered so dangerous that
fuither meetings have been prohib
Ready to Quell Disorders.
St. Peteisburg, April 27As all the
guard regiments will be held in leac
iness in various paits of the capital
to quell disorders on May day (Ilus
sian stvle May 14) the annual paiJc
of the Impel ml guard, which ordi
narily takes place in the presence of
the emperor on the Champ de Mars
has been abandoned
WORLD'S CONFERENCE BEGINS.
Young Men's Christian Associations
in Session at Bans.
Paris, April 27The world's con
ference of the Young M?en Christian
associations, which is celebrating the
semi-centennial of che establishment
of the international alliance of the as
sociations, was opened during the aft
ernoon in the Charity FWzaar building.
Over 1,000 delegates, representing
twenty nations, including Japan,
China, India, Australia South Afura
and North and South America, weie
present The following officers were
President, Count Jacques de Por
talles, Vice piesidents, Prince Berna
dotte, second son of King Oscar of
Sweden and Norway, Count Berns
torff of German}, Lord Kenmard of
England and Mr. Stokes of the United
The opening address was made by
Prince Bernadotte, who is president
of the Scandinavian associations
The conference will continue in ses
sion four davs
Minneapolis, April 26 Wheat
May, 94V8. July, 92%@92%c, Sept,
81 %c. On trackNo 1 hard, 98%c,
No. 1 Northern, 96%c, No 2 North
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, April 2b WheatTo arrive
No. 1 Northern, 90^c On track
No. 1 Nor them, 90 %c, No 2 North
em, 84%@87c, Mav, 90%c, July, 91c,
Sept, 81%c FlaxTo arrive, on
track and May, $140, Sept, $128,
Oct., $1 27%
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, April 26CattleGood to
choice steers, $5 50 6.00, common to
fair, $4.50@5 25, good to choice cows
and heifers, $3.75@4 75, veal calves,
$2.50@4 75. ttogs$5 10@5 25 Sheep
Good to choice wethers, $5 00 5 75,
good to choice native lambs, $6 50(g)
Thursday, ^Fride^y Li\d Saturday Only*
^-%t -v?r-We made every effort to make the Three Days
I^^^Each a Special Bargain Day to Our Customers.
2000 yards of Percales 26 in. a very nice as
sortment and pretty patterns, fast colors,
regular price is 10c and a good one at that
During the three days of bargains they will
be sold at 6 cents per y^rd.
T5#e A Bazaar Store
15he BAZAAR STORE
0. M. SKINVIK, 4
Justice of the Peace and Notary Public.
Office Boom 9. Swedback Block*.
Our entire lot of Ladies' Wrappers in light
and dark patterns, worth to $1 50, sale price
One lot of Childrens' Hose, fast ^colors, trip
pie heel and toe, good value at 25 cents, now
One lot of Towels,Unionsize 18x38 in
fancy border, good quality at 25 cents each,
sale price 2 for 25 cents
One lot of Sorosis Petticoats for women,
black mercerized satm new pattern, regular
50 skirt, sale price 98 cents.
Worth of Pocket Books
I Cost from $ 2 to $ 4
I Will be sold for what they will
I bring for a few days only to
I make room for NEW STOCK
E. N. FRENCH & CO.
I City Drug Store
DR. F. E. BRINKMAN.
OFFICE HOURS- 10 a. in. to Moon, and 1 to 5 30 p. m.
Office over Mrs. Thompson's boarding house Minnesota Ave
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One of my patients, Mr W A. Casler, has taken both Chiropractic
and Osteopoth treatment*. The Chnopractic is ten times moie dnect
in the adjustments and the results getting health ten times more thor-
ough in one tenth of the time than an Osteopath would.
We do it-all kinds
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Price 25 and 50 cents.
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