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Northern'Minnesota lands,
experts and authorities who have
made personal investigat'ons de
clare, should be in great demand
right now for dairy farms, while
all of the tracts within five or
t-n miles of the cities and towns
-uld be held at goodly prices
*or truck gardens. That these
are not present conditions is due
to the fault of some one in not
setting these advantages before
eastern homeseekers versed in
the arts of dairying: and raising
garden produce.
Experts agree that the lands of
Northern Minnesota afford in
finitely better oppoitunities for
premium dairy farms than do
those of Denmark and Sweden.
It is declared that the finest,
richest, most succulent clover
of any in the world can be pro
duced on the ground that has
been mulched for centuries by
the forest trees. Such clover
will,' beyond all manner of doubt,
produce the best of milk and
cream and the butter products
by experience and care, can be
made to take rank even above
the world renowned butter of
As for the truck farming in
dustry in the vicinity of the cities
and towns, Northern Minnesota
will certainly produce everything
that Southern Canada, Northern
Vermont and New Hampshire
and central Maine will. There is
almost undisputable evidence
from limited experience, as well
as from the nature of the soil
"Prunes" Can Skate a few.
Billy "Prunes" Newton of car
toon fame who has been spending
a few days in the city on busi
nesshas beenskatihg at the roller
rink every night for several
nights now. When the roller
skating craze was in its height
just twenty years ago, Mr. New
ton traveled all over the country
giving exhibits of fancy skating
and trick bicycle-riding. He has,
however not had rollers on for
over twenty years uioilhe put
them on in the Orookston rink a
few nights ago, but he soon got
back some of the old tricks and
ld^t night did a few fancy
unts"on the rollers He
i dtes that the ne st
Experts Agree That Lands of This Part of the State
Afford Great Opportunities for Dairy Farming
Finest, Richest Clover Can Be Raised Here.
jel skates
are much better and faster than
the old xwoods
"Prunes" is known among his
fellows up in this "J eck o' the
woods and when we get our
skating rink going he will be got
ten up here for an exhibition.
Municipal Court at Grand Rapids.
The Duluth News-Tribune of
yesterday printed the following
special telegram from Grand
Rapids relative to the proposed
(establishing of a municipal court
an that village:
'Grand Rspids, Peb. 27.The
rumor that the village council is
contemplating the establishment
of a municipal court here, has Opera house, tonight
caused considerable uneasiness!
among the taxpayers. Undoubt-1
edl such a move would place an I
additional heavy burden upon'
them, and it is doubted if the
benefits to be derived would
justify the expense to which the
village would be put in such an
"It is argued that the justice
courts are in every way in
adequate to carry on the business
that would be required of a local
court. Certainly no one would
consent to give his time and
brains to the work entailed for a
small remuneration, and the
village would therefore be forced
to pay a large salary to the judge
of the court. A clerk would be
that the yields of such truck
farms will, in the hands of skill
ed garden workers, far surpass
even the famous yields of Maine
and Ontario. The steady growth
of the cities of this section and
the present high cost of import
ing "garden sass" from other
states assures ready and steady
markets for all vegetables at
good profits.
Of course, the heavily timbered
nature of most of the land will
necessitate considerable work in
clearing, but an expert farmer
and dairyman would welcome an
encircling belt of timber as the
best of wind and storm breaks
and as affording shelter for cattle
in summer and whenever the in
clemency of the season does not
necessitate confinement in barns.
The experiences of those who
have so far made eminent suc
cesses of dairy places in this re
gion prove these claims.
To the obj action that there are
few roads through Northern
Minnesota aud that rail com
munication is of the poorest, it
may safely be answered that
roads will be constructed and
electric steam lines will follow
quickly on the demand for ser
vice. That has been the experi
ence everywhere else and there
is no reason for thinking that it
will fail in this section. That all
of Northern Minnesota, except,
of course, the forest reserve,
will be a string of dairy and
truck farms before many years
is a safe speculation.
necessary, and that also would
cost money. It is true that the
fines collected would be turned
over to the city but it is not be
lieved that the conditions here
are such that they would amount
to enough to defray even the
major part of the expense."
"Old Clothes Man" Tonight.
It's easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows along like a song-.
But the man that's worth while
Is the man that can smile
When everything goes dead wrong."
The above is the motto of "The
Old Clothes Man" who appears
at the City Opera house tonight.
"The Old Clothes Man" inherits
a fortune and becomes a million
aire. Ha believes his days of
poverty are over but while
drinking a toast to his golden
fnure, the rightful hnir (an
opium wrecksupposed to be
dead) bursts in like a spectre
upon the hippy group of friends
brought together by The Old
Clothes Man" to enj a feast in
hs honor The opiu.n wreck
proves his identity, the old Jew's
dream is over the millionaire be
comes once more a piuper. This
is the most cleverly enacted
scene ever attempted on the
stage, and James Kyrie Mac
Curdy, in the title role of "The
Old Clothes Man," has scored
the dramatic success of the
season by his wonderful por
trayal of this character. At the
A Good Record.
Out of all the external remedies
n the market we doubt if there
is one that has the record of that
world-renowned porous plaster
Allcock's. It has now been in
use for sixty'years, and still con
tinues to be as popular as ever
in doing its great work of re
lieving our pains and aches. It
is the remedy we all need when
suffering from any form of ache
or pain resulting from taking
cold or over-strain.
Allcock's Plasters are sold by
all druggists in every part of the
civilized world.
Call at the Pioneer when you
are in need of office supplies.
S. 1
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Chris Burns of Cass Lake, One of the
Successful Operators This
Chris Burns of Cass Lake, who
has a sub-contract with Sam
Simpson to log on the Chippewa
reservation near Cass Lake was
in the city last evening.
Mr. Burns has taken aeon
tract that Mr. Simpson origin
ally made with the Northland
Pine company (a branch of the
Weyerhauser syndicate), which
calls for the cutting and hauling
of three million feet of pine, lo
cated in Town 145-29, eight miles
northeast of Cass Lake, most of
the timber being on the banks of
Cass (Mississippi) river, midway
between Cass Lake and Lake
Wmnibigoshish. Mr. Burns has
already cut about two and a
quarter million feet of his origi
nal contract for three million,
and expects to clean up nicely
before the spring thaw. The
logs are landed on the ice in Cass
river and on Cass Lake, and will
be driven down the Cass river in
the spring to Lake Winnibigosh
ish, and from there taken on
down the Mississippi and its
tributaries out of this north
country to the Weyerhauser mills
elsewhere, instead of being man
ufactured in Cass Lake, as they
M. & I. Putting up Ice.
The & I, railway is filling
the ice houses along the line and
preparatory to an increased de
mand that will be made on the
supply next summer, there is
much more being put up thisyearlV* "7T.
than previously. "Two carloads
of ice are being shipped to Big
Falls, the present northern ter
minus of the M. & L, and more
will probably follow, the ice being
supplied by G. E. Carson of Be
One hundred tons of ice have
been stored in the M. & I. ice
house in South Bemidii, ready
for the warm weather.
When the Big Palis-Interna
tional Palls extension of the road
is completed, there will be in
creased demand for ice, and the
company is preparing for this
anticipated extra supply.
Musical Yesterday.
Miss Dickinson and her pupils
held a musical at her studio,
yesterday afternoon. The pro
gram was as follows:
Joyful GreetingsEsipoff Gladys Vye
Sweet DreamsKlabler. Lottie McDonald
Country SmilesPascal MaeCowgill
Birthday PartySabathil Calhe Arnold
The Bell in the ValleyHermann
Annie Klein
Vanished DreamsScoot Etta Gould
May Day DanceEichl Lillian Signel
Lark's SongTchakovsky Amanda Klein
StacctiLichter Rubie Henrionette
WaltzChopin Nellie Shannon
The Merry MillDranz Mary Klein
BarcarolleScharwenka Nettie Danger field
Merriment WaltzBachmann. Mydia Knutze
Knox Will Be Chief.
C. J. Knox and wife came
down this morning from North
ome and will remain in the city
at least during the balance of the
winter. It is said that Mr. Knox
will receive the appointment of
chief of police from Mayor
Pogue, next Tuesday. Mr. Knox
has been in the employ of the
Crookston Lumber company for
some time past, and nas been
stationed at Northome.
Senator Nelson Overworked.
Washington, D. C, March 1.
Senator Knute Nelson was
obliged to leave his duties at the
capitol yesterday and go to bis
home. The senator is over
worked and his friends have ad
vised him to stay away from the
senate during the remainder of
this session.
He has been laboring night and
day and took a most prominent
part in discussing the currency
bill and also was in daily attend
ance on the river and harbor con
ference. He has scored a sue
cess in putting through the fed-
eral criminal appeals bill where
by the government can appeal its
suit in criminal cases.
Mrs. Nelson has been quite ill
for some w^eks with a bad attack
of grip. At the senator's home
last night it was said that he was
in good spirits and only needed a
rest. __^
See the Show, Tonight.
"The Old, Clothes Man," a
play which shghtly borders on
the sensational, Inever steps far
beyond the Fine, its tomedy and
pathos being well balanced. Its
startling situations occur natur
ally, while its unusual and
spectacular features, "the mar
riage in the snow" and the prize
fight, in which the "Yiddish
twist" comes into prominence,
are the most popular, and never
fail to arouse an audience to the
utmost enthusiasm. "The Old
Clothes Man," with the author,
James Kyrle MacCurdy in the
title role, will be seen at the
Opera house, tonight. Danny
Dougherty and Kid Sharkey, the
prominent little boxers, are pre
sented in the last act as special
features of the arena scene.
Fire at Big Falls.
Big Palls Compass: Pire this
morning totally destroyed Geo.
P. Watson's new office building,
occupied by the Big Pork & In
ternational Construction Co. as
office and sleeping rooms. The
fire originated upstairs while the
men were at breakfast. Alarm
was given, but the engine house
was locked and the fire engine
frozen up. So our brave firemen
contented themselves with carry
ing buckets to save other
property. The office furniture
on the lower floor was saved.
The building was worth about
$700, and was insured for $500
in the Parmers & Merchants
M. B. A. Attention.
The local M. B.~ A. lodge will
initiate several candidates at the
regular meeting to be held to
morrow evening. A New England
supper will be served after the
initiation ceremonies. All mem
bers of the order are earnestly
requested to be present.
M. A. Clark,
Game Played at Cass Lake Last Even
ing.Visiting Players Entertained
After Game.
Cass Lake, March 1.(Special
to the Pioneer.)The Park Rap
ids bowling club came up from
their home last evening and went
against the hardy aggregation
that represents this village and
went down to defeat, very grace
fully, by 171 pins. The game
was played at the Burns' alleys,
and was witnessed by a large
number of people.
At the conclusion of the game,
there was a social session, and a
general good time was had by
the members of both teams. A
return game will be played at
Park Rapids in the near future.
Has a Good Plot.
The old Jew has staked every
dollar he has in the world on his
protege, "Terry, the kid," but*,
at the last moment the kid is
drugged. To regain his fortune,
"The O'd Clothes Man" (James
Kyrle MacCurdy) jumps into
tbe ring himself, and the de
risive jeers of the spectators at
the ridiculous antics of the old
Jew are suddenly changed to
amazed cheers as he knocks out
his opponent with his trick blow,
the "Yiddish twist," thus win
ning a fortune.
"The Old Clothes Man" will be
at the City Opera house Friday
night, March 1.
Saturday and Monday extra
ordinary values in underwear,
hose and wrappers. Berman's.
Miss Gertrude Yates, Aged 28, Suc
cumbed to a Hemorrhage of
the Lungs.
Cass Lake, March 1.(Special
to the Pioneer.)Miss Gertrude
Yates, a teacher in the schools
here, died this morning at 9
o'clock. Miss Yates has been
ill for sevaral months, but her
condition was not thought to be
serious until the last few days.
The immediate cause of her
death this morning was a
hemorrhaged the lungs.
The ody# will be taken to
Mankato'tomorrow morning for
burial at that place.
Miss Yates had,jived in this
city with her parents for three
years past during which time
she has been in charge of the
Fifth grade in the Cass Lake
schools. She was 28 years of
age, and was popular and re
spected. Her death has caused
genuine sorrow here. UW"
Miss Yates visited Bernidji on
several occasions and was known
to several of the teachers in the
schools there.
Our new arrivals of spring
1907 dress goods are marvels of
beauty. The assortment un
usually large now on display at
Berman Emporium.
Richard M. C. Perkins, a well known
member of the American colony of
Paris, is dead.
It is officially announced that -two
cases of the plague have occurred at
Muanza, German East Africa.
Violent anti-Masonic rioting oc
curred at Reims, France, Thursday
Many persons were injured and the
police made 160 arrests.
tship owners and exporters of New
Orleans have launched a movement to
bring about a transfer of the quaran
tine station for that port from state to
federal control.
The Porto Rican legislative assem
bly has adopted thebill providing for
the abolishment of the death pen
alty, thus saving the lives of several
persons who await execution.
Official returns of Argentine trade
for 1906 show the Imports to be $269,-
000,000 and the exports $292,000,000
The imports increased $65,000,000 and
the exports decreased $30,000,000.
Wendell Philipps Garrison, son of
William Lloyd Garrison, the abolition
1st, and for more than forty years
editor of the New York Nation, is
dead at South Orange, N. J., aged
sixty-six years.
An appeal to the Methodist Episco
pal church of the United States for
$500,000 for the current year has been
decided upon by the merged Freed
man's Aid, Sunday school and educa
tional boards of that denomination
William Welch, believed to be the
oldest citizen of New Hampshire, the
oldest member of the G. A. R. and the
oldest Mason in the United States,
is dead at Claremont, N. H. Mr.
Welch was 106 years old on March 29
Minneapolis Wheat.
Minneapolis, Feb 28 WheatMay,
[email protected]*&c July, 80c, Sept, 78%c On
trackNo. 1 hard, 81%@82%c, No 1
Northern, 80%@81%c No 2 North
ern, 78%@79%c No. 3 Northern, 75
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Feb. 28CattleGood to
choice steers, [email protected] 25 common to
good, $4 [email protected] 00 good to choice cows
and heifers, $3 50g 75 veals, $4 [email protected]
5.75. Hogs$6.65 6.75. SheepWeth
ers, $4 [email protected] 25 good to prime lambs,
[email protected]
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Feb 28.WheatTo arrive
tnd on trackNo. 1 hard, 81^ c, No.
I Northern, SO^c No. 2 Northern,
78%c May, 80^4c, July, 80%c Sept.,
78%c FlaxTo arrive and on track,
$120% May, $1.22% July, $1.22%
Oct., $1.18%.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Feb 28.WheatMay,
77%c, July, 78^ic CornMay, 47%
@47%c July, 46%c. OatsMay, 42%
@42%c July, 37%c. PorkMay,
$16.52% July, $16.65 ButterCream
eries, [email protected]%c dairies, [email protected]
[email protected]%c PoultryTurkeys,
10c chickens and springs, lie. 4
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Feb. 28.CattleBeeves,
[email protected] 90, cows and heifers, $1 60
5 25 stockers and feeders, [email protected]
4S5 Texans, $3.754.75 calves, $6.00
@7 50. HogsMixed and butchers,
$6 [email protected] 05, good heavy, $7.00
7.07% rough heavy. [email protected]
light, [email protected] 02% pigs, [email protected]
Sheep, $3.55^)5 70 lambs, $4.757.65.
Pioneer wantads bring restlbs
when Sheriff Riddell was de
tected and the bill headed off and
Three "days special sale on
waists and children's coats.
Greatest values ever offered in
Bemidji. Berman's Emporium.
W. Preble, superintendent
of logging for the Walker & Ake
ley Logging company, came in
last evening from Akeley and
will remain here until Monday
morning. Mr. Preble had charge
of twelve work horses, which are
being sent to the company's
camps near Farley.
Our lines of ladies' and child
ren's shoes are most complete.
Quality and values the best, at
P. Ringdahl, Chairman of the Bar of Control, Files
Lengthy Complaint, With Serious Charges
Against Alex B. Riddell of Walker.
St. Paul, March 1.(Special io that
Pioneer )P. M. Ringdahl, chair
man of the state board of con
trol, today filed charges of mal-
feasance in office against Sheriff gate the charges and has ap
Alex B. Riddell of Cass county.
Mr. Ringdahl filed a lengthy
complaint with specific charges
and asked that Governor John
son remove Sheriff Riddell from
In his complaint Mr. Ringdahl
states that Sheriff Riddell made
false reports of expenses in
curred while in pursuance of his
duties in removing prisoners
from Walker, Cass county, to the
reformatory at St. Cloud, and
that he was paid this money by
the state on these false reports.
It is alleged that on Nov. 27,
1906, Sheriff Riddell took a
prisoner from Walker* to St.
Cloud and that in his statement
to the state auditor, he certified leged irregularities committed
that he was accompanied from
Walker to St. Cloud by one"Fred
Reitz who acted as a guard and
that the additional aggregate ex
pense incurred by this guard
was $16 40. The bill was pre
sented to the state auditor, was
allowed and paid. Mr. Ringdahl
alleges that Sheriff Riddell was cerned
not accompanied on this trip by
Fred Reitz and that the sheriff
appropriated this money for his
own use.
Mr. Ringdahl also cited a simi
lar case several months in which
he alleges that Sheriff Riddell
obtained a similar amount froar
the state upon presenting false
items in his bill. It is said that
the trick
was being tried again
A shipment of suits and coats
in the most beautiful new spring
styles on display at Berman's.
Joseph Springer, engineer on
the M. & I. has returned from
Spokane, where he spent the
past six weeks visiting with rela
LOST Pocketbook containing
bills and silver. Finder re
turn to Challenge Hotel.
WANTEDCompetent eirl for
general house work. Highest
wages paid. Inquire at Ber
man Emporium.
John B. Stetson's
Spring190 7 Hot Styles
Fresh from their Packing Boxes
In Stiff Hats
Stetson's "Locnst"conservative in d^ f\fk
design, medium roll brim
Stetson's "Focto"the **young mannish's tf^ ftft
small proportioned hat, flattish set brim.. .^T^W
Stetson's "Feather"light weight, self-con i^A/
forming to the head, spring block t|pT!U"
Stetson's'initial"telescope, twovarieties dJO At A
of binding, two shapes, two shades fj/O*!!"
Stetson's "Cahoe"three colors, wear dent ^JO f\f\
crown or crown unmolested tpO^tlvf
Advance Spring, 1907'5 Suits^ Over
coats, Hats, Shirts
in finest new styles, from most important sources
Z&& in America M&f^M^
led to an investigation
which resulted in the charges
being tiled with the governor.
Governor Johnson will investi-
pointed Harvey W. Grimmer spe
cial commissioner to investigate
the charges. He will receive
testimony at St Cloud, Stearns
county, on March 2
Sheriff Riddell was appointed
sheriff of Cass county less than
a year ago to fill the unexpired
term of George L. Hardy, de
ceased He was elected to the
office for a new term at the last
The state authorities have
been aware of the charges pend
ing against Sheriff Riddell for
sometime but the formal com
plaint was deferred as it was not
known whether he could be re
moved from ffice because of al-
during a previous term. Spe
cial Counsel Jelly of the attorney
general's office investigated the
matter and gave it as his opinion
that it made no difference in
what term tbe offense was com
mitted so far as the governor's
power of removing him was con-
Alexander B. Riddell, the
sheriff of Cass county, is well
known to many people in Be
midji, having visited here on sev
eral occasions since he was ap
pointed to |fill the office of sheriff,
and also since his election kst
His friends in this vicinity hope
that he may be able to clear him
self of the charges recited above,
which are very direct.

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