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THEIR LINE C. D. Carter of the Northwestern Telephone Exchange is in the City Today. LINE TO BE EXTENDED FROM BLACKDUCK TO RIPPLE Vast Improvements to the Local Plant as Well as a Line to Brainerd. C. D. Carter, district manager of the Northwestern Telephone Exchange company is in the city today looking after the interests of the company here. When seen by a reporter Mr. Carter expressed himself as well pleased with the business here and when asked as to the im provements to be made he said. "We intend to make a number of improvements in Bemidji, the service is to be enlarged and a heavier line built." He further stated their engi neer would arrive here this even ing: and go out to Blackduck to morrow to survey a proposed line from that city to Ripple. "This line," says Mr. Carter, "is the first to be built." Another line is to be built from Bemidji to Brainerd. These two lines will be valued lines and add much to the convenience of the service. The new lines are to be of the very best material, copper wiring, and the services on all lines when completed will be as good as the best city lines. Probate Court. June 9. Anna E. Stewart, mother of Toby R. Irwin who died at Blackduck Dec. 29, 1905 has filed an application for ap pointment of administrator of his estate. The hearing has been set for July 12. June 12. In the estate of Por ter Nye, Mrs. Nye as executrix manes application for an order for examination and allowance of final account and the hearing is set for July 14. June 12. The four youngest children of the DeCoster family were committed to the state school. Free concert tonight at the Methodist church by the R. B. George Co. L. M. Larson is a business visitor in the city today and ex pects to return home this even ing. C. W. Higgins, of the Bemidji Pioneer, took the noon train for Duluth to attend the Republican state convention which convenes tomorrow. i ~F*a^^piliiY YAH !.MT I ft W 53 ?ft 335IS Has cured thousands. Our guarantee is evidence of that. If you are not satisfied after taking half of the first bottle, you ^r SUT YOUB MONET BACK Read whr.t the oldest printer In Min nesota says St did for him: EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENT "The readers of the A. O. U. W. Guide who may be afflicted with rheu matism are hereby informed that we have used this remedy, 6088, in our family for two years that a single bottle cured rheumatism of the arm of six months' standing, and rheumatism of the feet of a year's standing, after experimenting with several regular prescriptions and receiving no relief. "DAVID RAMALEY, "St. Paul.." Sold and guaranteed by Barker's Drug Store. fci The Right BURSTS ARTERY WHILE AT FORG E Marshall County Blacksmith Found Dead in Pool of Blood in Shop. Last Saturday morning An drew Linderof, a blacksmith of Warren, was found lying in a pool of blood in his blacksmith shop. The persons who found the man in this condition became suspicious that Linderof had been the victim of foul play, but this opinion was dispelled after Coroner D. Melby had made his examination and discovered that the loss of life was due to the bursting of an artery. The supposition is that Lin derof oyertaxed himself in some way. BISHOP GIVES A CHURC SITE Two Lots Donated to Local Epis- copaliansBuilding Planned for Fall. Through the generousity of Bishop Morrison of the Duluth diocese, the local Episcopal church has secured two lots on which to erect a house of wor ship. Announcement of the gift was made at the services Sunday night and came as a pleasant sur prise to the congregation, which has long been planning and sav ing for a suitable church build ing. It is the present plan to start the erection of a building some time this fail, if the necessary funds can be secured by that time. The church wishes to put up a structure which, while it will be modest, will still be at tractive and well built and large enough to accommodate the in creasing congregation. CHILDREN O O STATE SCHOO Four DeCoster Youngsters Sent to OwatonnaMother in Jail. The four children df the De Coster family of South Bemidji were taken this afternoon to the state school at Owatonna, to which place they have been com mitted by Judge M. A. Clark. The family is in meager cir cumstances, barely enough being secured for them to eke out an existence. The father refuses to support them and the mother, who has a shady reputation, lies in jail awaiting a hearing on a serious charge. The county authorities believ ing this to be for the best in terests of the children, make the application through the probate court for this order. L. W. Stone was a passenger on the M. & I. this morning and is in the city to spend the day visiting friends. Ed Boyle of Blackducfc is a business visitor in the city today. The Pioneer acknowledges a pleasant call. The Swedish Ladies Aid Society will meet at the home of Mrs. Gordhammer, No. 22 Twelfth Street, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. All mem bers are requested to be present. TO CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY AND OMAHA FROM SAINT PAUL OR MINNEAPOLIS CHICAGO GREAT n^WEOTRI fDtlUMY Many trains daily, superbly equipped, making fast time. Through Tourist Cars to California, with choice of routes west of Omaha or Kansas City. For information write to P. ELMER, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn. PLEADS GUILTY GRAN LARCENY Roy O'Kane, the Wilton Express Agent Receives Sentence. GOES TO STATES' PRISON FOR THREE YEARS When Brought Before Jndge Spoouer Enters Plea of Guilty to Grand Larceny. Roy O Kane, the Wilton day agent and expressman, for one day, appeared before Judge Spooner and entered a plea of guilty to grand larceny in the second degree and received a sentence of three years at hard labor at Stillwater. In his testimony this morning he says he is an agent and tele graph operator by trade, and that he is twenty-seven years of age. It appears from the evidence given that the act was planned and at the time he left Crookston to assume the duties of his new job he had a dozen quart bottles of whiskey shipped C. O. D. to Bernard O'Kane, well knowing that Bernard would never appear and claim the package. Upon his arrival at Wilton he immedi ately broke open the package. Becoming suspicious of his actions the night man for his own protection reported O'Kane: and upon learning this O'Kane immediately took a logging train for the west and getting off at Sol way came to Bemidji. His actions as stated in the Pioneer of yesterday were sub stantiated this morning in court. It has been learned by later reports that he was short $20.00 in cash, and took with him the ticket punch and keys of the Wil ton office. Before coming to Wilton he was an operator at St. Charles, 111., and his former home was in Indiana. He will probably be taken away tomorrow morning. 1 CORRESPONDENCE SPAULDING. M. Rygg was at Bemidji Mon day. Carl Blom was a Solway visitor Sunday. George B^orte was at Bemidji Tuesday. John Hanson was at Wilton Saturday. John Stohl was at Bemidji Wednesday. Wm Aid rich visited with Fred Ihde Sunday. Mr. Stoltz of Eckles was in town Wednesday. Mrs. Peter Sande spent Sun day with Mrs. Ihde. Miss Marie Rygg returned from Bemidji Monday. Christ Sande spent Sunday under the parental roof. Mr. Fladhammer was a Be midji visitor Wednesday. Ella Hagen went to Bemidji Friday for an extended visit. Edward Soland visited under the parental roof Wednesday. A. P. Blom and Miss Florence Huck were to Bemidji Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. George Forte visited near Bagley dam Sunday. Mr. T. Westgaard and Mrs, A. Westgaard were Bemidji visitors Wednesday. Rufus Hayes of Maple Ridge passed through here Sunday en route to Bemidji. O. E. Soland was at Bemidji Wednesday, where he attended the county convention. Miss Pearl Djonne and Miss Olene Olson were the guests of Miss Marie Rygg Sunday. Master Severne Huck returned to Bemidji Saturday after a week's visit with his sister. Lawrence, Richard and Walter Ihde and Roy Bowers of Eckles were at Campbell lake Sunday. Miss Olena Olson returned from Lynx Monday, where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs, Louis Hanson. Miss Bertha Soland returned from Superior, Wis., Thursday where she has visited with her cousin, Mrs. Dr. Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Blom and Miss Florence Huck spent Sunday the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Olson and Miss Lily Gustafson. School report of the West school, district No. 9 for the month ending June 1st. Average daily attendance 7. Neither ab sent or tardy, Ellen Djonne. Not absent, Louisa Ihde, Ellen Ihde, Herman Soland. '''^''^'^anMf DEEDS O LOTS O N O BURIAL Council Takes Action Against People Who Take Liberties at Cemetery. The city council has called a halt on people who have been burying their dead in the ceme tery without first securing deeds to the lots from the city. The matter was called to the atten tion of the aldermen last night by City Clerk Maloy and, accord ing to his statement of facts, conditions have been aggravating in the extreme. Mr. Maloy declared that it has been a common* practice with a great many to take the dead to the cemetery and bury them in any lot that pleased their fancy without securing a deed from the city or even giving notice to the proper authorities. The result, he pointed out, is to sadly mix up the records. People have bought lots and when they came to use them found them already occupied. The council agreed that this practice should stop and passed a resolution to that affect. Little was done in the way of business at the meeting last night. The sewer question was discussed at length, but as Engineer Thomas McGillivary of Duluth was not present to sub mit his change in plans, nothiDg could be done. Word was re ceived by Councilman Bowser early Monday thit the engineer could be in Bemidji next Wed nesday, and the council voted to hold an informal meeting with him Wednesday night. The ordinance establishing the grades for the city streets was given its third reading and passed, and three applications for liquor licenses were approved. GRAN JURORS LOST IN WOOD S Polk County Inquisitors Tell In teresting Story of a Mysteri ous Disappearance. Crookston, June 12.-^-Accord irig to the statement of five prominent west couniy members of the recently adjourned grand jury a wanderer through "the big woods west of Crookston" last Friday night near to midnight or thereafter might have seen a snoring juryman in the gloom beneath those ''mammoth boughs" "lost in the woods." At any rate last Friday night Polk county lost part of her grand jury for awhile. After retiring to their hotel for the night five of them slipped away into the heavy dusk and made their way into "the big woods west of Crook ston." No doubt it was the "call of the wild." Now some of those grand jurymen did not arrive at their quarters again un til four o'clock the next Satur day morning. oreover some of them were net on hand at the opening of the court and immediately they appeared papers for preliminary notice of proceedings of a COL tempt of court were served on them one and all. OL SETTLERS' MEETING This Year Will Be Held at Black duck the Latter Part of August. Ed Boyle who was in the city today states that at the meeting of the citizens of Blackduck held Saturday it was decided not to hold a celebration on the Fourth of July, but that they would have their celebration the latter part of August and entertain the old settlers and others at that time. The people of our sister city up the north line know how to entertain and when 4hey say we are to be given a royal celebration they mean it. It has been suggested to the Pioneer on several occasions that atlhistimearrangementsbemade for an exhibition of grains, vege tables and other products of the county. COMPANIES ARE FOUN GUILTY Big Packing Houses Found Guilty of Accepting Concessions. Kansas City, June 12.Ar- mour & Co., Swift & Co., Cudahy & Co., and the Nelson Morrison Packing houses were today found guilty in the United States district court of accepting con cessions from the Chicago, Bur lington and Quincy Railway company on export shipments from packing house pfolucts. The case went to the jury at 10:40 this forenoon and the jury after being out just one hour re turned a verdict of guilty. Sen tence has been deferred until after the case against the rail road has been tried. dditional Locals Miss Lizzie Wilson of the town of LaPorte is in the city today calling on a few of her friends. William Cameron came down this noon from Fosston to trans act business in the city between trains. Professor R. George arrived in the city this afternoon and he and his company will give a free concert this evening at the Methodist church. Professor George is a musical director and trainer and expects to secure a class in this city. Rev, S. E. P. White gave his Sunday school class a picnic at his camping grounds just a little west of stony point yesterday afternoon. Rev. White took Lse Hefferon along as chaperon. There were about twenty in the class and Rev. White's new launch had it's test and proved itself capable of carrying a large crowd. Queer Things About Flames. There is a relation between the color of flame and the energy of the com bustion causing it. The more vigorous and complete the combustion the high er the refrangibility of the light. A flame burning in a tardy and restricted way emits rays that are red. When burning in a more complete and effec tive manner the emitted rays change to violet. The flame of a candle or lamp consists of a series of eccentric luminous shells surrounding a central dark core. These shells of flame emit light of different colors, the innermost onethat in direct contact with the dark corebeing red and having a tem perature of exactly 977 degrees F. Upon this and in their proper order of refrangibility are shells of light which are orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The reason that such a flame does not appear to us as a nest of cones of different colored light is this: When we look upon such a flame all of the rays issuing from the dif ferent layers or strata of concentric luminous shells are received by the Retina of the eye at one and the same time. This can only impress with the sensation of neutral or white light. Rubles. The finest rubies are still kept in Asia. The Great Mogul had 108 large rubies in his throne, and among them was one weighing two and one-half ounces. Of European rubies Charles the Bold, that luckless son of a for tunate father, had three rubies called the Three Brothers, of perfect color and worthy size. They passed into the possession of James I., who sent them to "Baby Charles." There is a large heart shaped balas ruby in the Eng lish crown. It has been neither cut nor polished, is only semitransparent and is of a dark red, like a morello cherry. Austria had, or has, an orien tal ruby the size of a hen's egg, and Queen Elizabeth showed Sir James Melville one as big as a racket ball. Runjeet Singh had a large ruby with the names of many kings engraved on it. Among them was that of Aurang zeb. A king of Persia had one which he prized at the value of a city or even a kingdom. It was a table cut balas ruby of a beautiful color of at least a finger's breadth. The Last Prize Fight. Prize fighting, as distinguished from the glove contests of today, has long been banned by law. though it once had aristocratic support. Fights took place to a finish in a roped ring twen ty-four feet square pitched on turf in the open. The men stripped to the waist, using bare knuckles, and wres tling was allowed. The last fight for the championship of the world under these London prize rjng rules was when John L. Sullivan boat Jake KI1- raln in seventy-five rounds July 8, 1889, outside New Orleans, the stakes being $10,000 a side, a side bet of $1,000 a side and the championship beltLon don Answers. Franklin's Ki te Experiment. Commenting on Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment, which proved that lightning and electricity are the same, a scientist says: "It was one of the most brilliant examples of luck yet recosded. To attempt the extraction of lightning flashes from a lowering Bky was almost suicidal. Even at this late day timid persons occasionally fly to feather beds, sit on glass legged chairs or find refuge In rubber boots during thunderstorms. A repetition of Franklin's experiment cost his Immedi ate Imitator his life." FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER. George Roberts Convicted and Sen tenced to Term in Prison. Chicago, June 4.George G. Roberts was found guilty here of the murder of John V. Kbpf and sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary. Kopf was a prominent politician on the west side of the city and last fall during a fight at a Republican primary he was stabbed by Roberts. Kopf died within three days. Roberts, while on the stand in his defense, ad mitted cutting Kopf with a knife, but declared that it was an accident. During the last hour of the jury's de liberation word was brought to the court that the son of J. W. Harris, one of the jurors, was dying of appendi-1 citis. After a conference between the trial judge and the attorneys on the case it was decided to allow the jury to continue without notifying Harris of his son's condition because if he was allowed to visit fcis.old home it would make a new trial necessary. The jury, however, reached a verdict within a short time after word had been brought to the courtroom of the condition of young Harris. LABOR LEADER MURDERED. Insurance Company Robbed. Riga, Russia, June 4.A band of revolutionists armed with Mauser rifles robbed the headquarters of an insurance company here and killed two clerks and wounded a policeman. In their flight they were cornered in a store and their leader was killed. Army Officer Killed. Annapolis, Md., June 4.Lieutenant Ferdinand Williams of the engineer corps, U. S. A., was accidentally shot by a sergeant of his detachment while at target practice at Fort Madison, opposite the naval academy. He died a few hours later. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. It is reported that Miss Ada Rohan, the aetress, is ill with appendicitis in New York city. The six transatlantic liners sailing from New York Saturday had every berth on board taken. Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul ar rived at New York Saturday on board the steamer La Lorraine from Havre. Representative Nicholas Longworth and Mrs. Longworth sailed for Eng land Saturday on the steamer St. Louis. Jammed Fingers. Few people have escaped jammed fingers, and as the pain caused when the finger is jammed in a door is ex cruciating in the extreme for the first few minutes it is well to know of som* means of relief. The finger should be plunged into water as hot as can pos sibly be borne. This application of hot water causes the nail to expand and soften, and the blood pouring out beneath it has more room to flow. Thus the pain is lessened. The finger should then be wrapped in a bread and water poultice. A jammed finger should nev er be neglected, as it may lead to mor tification of the bone If it has been badly crushed, and amputation of the finger must follow. Jammed toes are usually caused through the falling of heavy weights and should be treated In the same way as a jammed finger. "Sew York's First Sidewalk. The first sidewalk in New York was laid by a woman, Mrs. Samuel Pro voost, about 1716. She was an .import er and merchant and laid the sidewalk for the convenience of her customers. She had importuned the authorities to do it, but they refused, saying it was Impossible. After her object lesson paving and curbing gradually came in, but for some time her sidewalk was so famous that people journeyed even from Philadelphia to see it. Has Three Climates. Abyssinia has three climates, accord ing to the altitude above the sea. In the low country or valleys bananas, dates, indigo, cotton and other tropical plants flourish. Elephants, lions, gi raffes, zebras and gazelles abound. The intermediate zone recalls the climate of Sicily or of Andalusia, in Spain. There is good pasture for flocks and herds in the highest region. Report Withdrawn. Washington, June 12.By a vote taken in the Senate today the report on the conference en the statehood bill was withdrawn and another conference will be held. Martin Heinzelman, of Itasca Park is a Bemidji visitor today. Free concert tonight at the Methodist church by the R. B, George Co. Mrs. P. Engelking came down this morning from Northome to spend the day in the city shop ping. Every House In This Town i John W. Lavine of Chicago Fatally Shot by a Cripple. i Chicago, June 4.John W. Lavine, 1 well known among labor leaders throughout the United States, was shot and fatally injured here at night by John T. Tobias, a fellow unionist. Both Levine and Tobias are mom-' bers of the Cigarmakers' union. To-' bias is a cripple and for some time has been supported by the union. At a meeting in Bricklayers' hall called for the purpose of raising money for Tobias, the movement was opposed by Lavine. This displeased Tobias and when Lavine left the hall, Tobias, 10 was waiting on the street, shot him three times. Tobias tried to escape on his crutches but was soon arrested, Lavine died several hours later. I has use for a jewelry store once in a while. A present to be bought, may be. Or somebody wants a watch Or the house needs a clock. Or some silverware Or you wrant a ring for Baby Or a brooch And then it is that we can be of service to youand then it is that we can show you why our Irade grows steadi ly and constantly. We take care of all your varied wants in our line. E. A. Barker, Third St. Jeweler. FOLEY'S KIDNEY CURE WILL CURE YOU of any case of Kidney or Bladder disease that is not beyond the reach of medi cine. Take it at once. Do not risk having Bright's Dis ease or Diabetes. There is nothing gained by delay. 50c. and $1.00 Bottles. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. Barker's Drug: Store. 1 5 What Do You Need for a Remington Machine? Whatever it is you can get it at the Pioneer Office mm E THE fgfe4 BEMIDJI SPECIAL 4 Sold and guar- anteed by G-eo. T. Baker & Co. Located in City Drug Store Ribbons Paper Oil Erasers Anything that is used akout a Typewriter.