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The Bemidji daily pioneer. [volume] (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, September 14, 1906, Image 4

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Jens J. Opsahl, candidate for
tho legislature from the 61st dis
trict, comprising the counties of
Red Lake, Clearwater and Bel
trami, was born in Norway in
1865, two years later the family
crossed the ocean, settling in
Munroe county, Wisconsin.
At this time they were twenty
four miles from the railroad and
experienced all the hardships in
cident to pioneer life.
In the year 1889 he moved to
Todd county where he spent
three years, afterwards moving
to Moorhead where he had
charge of the large retail lumber
yard belonging to Shellabarger
Lumber Co.
In the year 1896 he resigned
his position with the lumber
company and moved to Felton,
Minnesota, where he went into
business for himself in the gen
eral merchandise line and also
continued in the lumber business
for himself.
In the year 1901 the Selkce
Land & Mercantile Co., was
formed by Mr. Opsahl and
Messrs. Dahl & Melbye, with the
main office at what is now called
Since becoming identified with
uie interests or mis county Mr.
Opsahl took up a homestead in
the Battle River country, where
he and his family spent a year of I
frontier life, improving the farm I
and erecting suitable-buildings'
thereon. Mr. Opsahl is still in!
Minneapolis Wheat.
Minneapolis, Sept. 13.Wheat-
Sept., 7U^4c Dec, 71%c May, 75%c.
On trackNo. 1 hard, 74c No. 1
Northern, 73y2c No. 2 Northern,
72%c No. 3 Northern, 70c.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Sept. 13.CattleGood to
choice steers, [email protected] common to
fair, [email protected] good to choice cows
and heifers, [email protected] veals, [email protected]
5.25. [email protected] SheepWeth
ers, [email protected] good to prime spring
lambs, [email protected]
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
13.WheatTo arrive
J. O. Karris, tho present
register of deeds, who seeks re
nomination and election, has
made a good official, the records
have been kept in proper shape
possession of the farm and prides
himself on having one of Bel
trami county's best homesteads.
Mr. Opsahl, since becoming a
resident of this county, has
been the means of bringing more
actual settlers to the county than
any other person. The Battle
River country and the Rapid
River country has been particu
larly settled by the efforts of
Mr. Opsahl and many an actual
settler in these parts of the
county will, on the 18th, testify to
this by the vote he will receive in
that part of the county.
Fifteen years ago when the
government survey was made in
this county Mr. Opsahl was with
the crew and today is in a posi
tion to locate the old land marks
His experience in this line, and
which is strengthened on every
trip he makes into that country
together with a number of origi
nal ideas on the development and
drainage of that part of the
state", makes Mr. Opsahl a prac
tical and strong man for thf
position he seeks at the hands of
the people.
He stands on a good road,
drainage and development of tbi*
part of the state, Dlatform. is a
practical man for the place,
knows the condition of northeri
Minnesota as well as any man ir
the stit^, and if nominated and
elected will provj an influ^ntia
and practical man for the legis
No. 1 Northern, T2%c No. 2 North
em, 70%c. On trackNo. 1 Northern,
72%c No. 2 Northern, 71%c Sept.,
71%c Oct., 71%c Dec, 71%c May,
76c. rFlaxTo arrive, $1.11 on track,
$1.11% Sept., $1.11% Oct. and Nov.,
$1.09% De., $1.08% May, $1.12%.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Sept. 13.WheatSept.,
70% Dec, 72%@72%c CornSept.,
47%c Dec, 42%c. OatsSept., 32%c
Dec, 32 %c. PorkSept., $16.98 Jan.,
$12.92%. FlaxNothing doing. Butter
Creameries, [email protected] dairies, 17
20y2c Eggs12%@17c Poultry
Turkeys, 13c chickens, 11 %c springs
and all work promptly done
Mr. Harris is serving his first
term and is entitled to a second,
and should receive the hearty
support of his party.
Henry Punkley, a republican
candidate for county attorney,
has been a resident of the county
for six years, first settling at
Blackduck and two years ago
moving to Bemidji. Mr.Funkley
has had considerable practice in
criminal law and has been quite
successful. During the early
days he acted as attorney for a
number of homesteaders and was
successful in handling their
M. A. Clark, the present judge of probate, has made such a com
petent and obliging official that the people will undoubtedly retain
him for another term for that office.
The judge is so well known that any remarks we might make
seem unnecessary, but to those few who are not acquainted with
him, we wish to say that he is one of the early pioneers of this sec-
tion of the state, having been in this county continuously since 1899
As to qualifications, his references are seven years of experience
in probate work having served three years as a clerk prior to his
election as judge. His complete and comprehensive knowledge of
he requirements of the pt&ce makes him peculiarly flitted for the
Remember the Date!
of the Primary Election
SEPTEMBER 18, 1906
TH0S. BAILEY, Candidate for Sheriff of Beltrami County^
cases. Mr. Punkley is a gocd
speaker and makes friends
wherever he goes is conducting
an active and agressivecampaigr
for the office and has hopes ol
landing the nomination he seeks.
Mr. Punkley has never beer
tangled up with the corporations
but has been against thecorpor
ations as regards the rights of
the people.
Believed That Agents of an -Insurance
"^Company Are Responsible.
San Francisco, Sept. 14.The un
easiness among the more timid de
positors of the Hibernla Savings bank
continued daring the day and when the
bank opened for Imsineas there was a
long line of people waiting to with
draw their deposits. As previously
the hank waive! the required notice
of thirty days and paid aU orders on
demand. At-one time it was estimated
that there were fully 2,000 people in
line. v.v
The cause for the run is still ob
scure. Onetheory that finds favor is
that the uneasiness has been created
by disgruntled agents of an insurance
company which had been broadly ad
vertised by attorneys for the bank for
repudiating just claims for losses.
Commissioner Dunsmor of the board
of state bank commissioners, after the
board had concluded its examination
of the bank, said:
"The condition of the Hibernia bank
is absolutely sound, and the manage
ment has been careful and conserva
tive. The assets of the bank include
$13,000,000 of United States bonds,
10,000,000 of other high class securi
ties and $8,000,000 recovered from In
Try ins to ivui mm.
Mrs. BenhamI baked you another
cake today. BenhamI know what
vou want: you want my life Insurance.
L. G. Kinch, who seeks the
republican nomination for county
commissioner for the First
commissioner district, is well
known in Bern idji as a good
ousiness man and one' familiar
with public affairs. If he re
vives the nomination he would
tndouht dly be elected commis
sioner and is well qualified to
perform the duties of the office
J. P. Biddell, known amonj,
lis friends and in baseball circles
is "Reddy," who seeks the re
publican nomination for register
of deeds, has been a resident o
Bernidji for the past four years
ind during this time has been at
tuditor for different camps. H*
ts wellqualitied for the posit inr
he seeks, being a graduate of tot
Chippewa Falls, Wis, higl
school and also the military
academy of Delafield, WK He
is a competent and obliging
young man and should receive
the merited support of the
people for the office he seeks.
For County Superintendent.
William Stewart of Bemid
ji. who set*ks ihe Republican
nomination far county superin
wndentof schools of Beltrami
UMy is a man if wide exper-
as an 'dncal.oiv Prof ssor
Swwaithas bt-rn identified with
school work the pa**t twenty two
vats, ether as a toache*, in
ductor 'or supnriniQj.denr. [J.
was assistant superintendent of
Otter tail county for nearly four
vears, which office ho lesigned
t attend ttie University of Min
nesota, of which institution he is
a graduate He has been idert:-
(i with ihe public schools of
IU ltrami county for the past six
.years as superintendent of the
Uentrdji schools, and holds a pro
fessional state certificate good
for life. *^No better selection
could be made by the voters of
Beltrami county, than that of
Prof. Stewart, who solicits your
support at the primaries on Sep
tember 18,1906.
John Wilmann, the present county auditor, is a candidate for re-
nomination and deserves the hearty support of the people at the
polls Sept 18, 1906.
Mr. Wilman has made an enviable record as county auditor and
we have always found him at his post of duty ready to accomadate
the people.
Mr. Wilmann had a very difficult task before him when he took
the office two years ago. The records were in bad shape and after
working hard day and night for the last year and a half he has
succeeded in straightening out the affairs to such an extent that
they were never in better shape than at the present time.
He has added thousands of acres.of land to the tax list that have
for years escaped taxation.
His way of handling the forfeited tax sale last year met with the
approval of the state auditor, who made a personal visit to the aud-
itors office at the time of the sale.
The office of the county auditor is an important one, and a man
is needed there who is competent and willing to safeguard the in-
tarests of the taxpayers and such a man is found in the present
auditor, John Wilmann who is seeking re election.
For the office of couuty attorney no better selection can be made
than to elect John F. Gibbons. Mr. Gibbon's interests have long
been identified with the interests of Bemidji and the building up of
Beltrami county. Mr. Gibbons is an able attorney, a weU read
lawyer, and by his carefulness, has a faculty of making friends
wherever he meets people. The office of county attorney is an im-
portant one and the people will make no mistake nominating Mr
J^M. E. Thurston, who seeks the republican nomination for sheriff,
has been a resident of the county for the past eight years and is
well and favorably known. He ranks first among the party work-
ers, and having a wide acquaintance, is in a good position to ask
your support at^he primaries on September 18 1906,

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