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The "Lumberjack Sky Pilot"
Strenuous Worker in the
Holds Meetings in the Camps,
Has Many Friends in
the Woods.
1 'Lumberjack Sky Pilot,"
Is a
and the
The Rev Prank Higgins,
been in Duluth of late, and
Duluth News Tribune says of
"Until a year ago he traveled
with a large team of dogs, which
were his daily companions and
his protectors in many tight
pUces In nearly every camp
there are men who seem to hate
the sight of a missionary.
ie sometimes try to
ak up the meetings, but "The
Pilot" relies upon the other
element to assist him in all such
"He carries a supply of hymn
bjoks with him, and aft-r the
evening meal the large ro^m is
mMasj. j^-gaBHBEL?*.-'g51LCaiBBBWE
cleared, and the stools and
benches arranged around the
walls. For a pulpit he uses a
box or some other equally handy
object, while a candle, lantern or
lamp furnishes the light. The
meeting is opened with a hymn,
and then follows a short sermon
along some line that will appeal
to the men always taken, of
course, from the scriptures.
"Great results have been ac
complished by Mr. Higgins and
his corps of assistants. Scores of
men have been induced to lead
better lives, and they look for
his coming to break the mon
otony of camp life.
"He said yesterday that the
work of the past winter has been
more successful than ever before,
more converts made, and more
assistance being rendered from
outside sources than has been
his visit: "Ruddy of face, strong jcontractory and th lumbermen
hale and hearty, with a twinkle themselves are taking a decided
in his eye and a magnetic hand
ako, R-v Prank Higgins, "The
Sk7 Pilot of Lumberjacks," pas
ses from one logging camp to
the other, plowing his way
through the snow drifts lioin
the time the first snow falls un
til the last flake has disappeared
in the spring time
Occasionally he finds his way
to civilization and tells the people
of the larger citus what is being
done for thp men who lives in
the woods winter in and winter
out. As the scope ol the woik
has broadened, he has made these
trips more frequently The
number of men working under
him is constantly growing, and
this winter he was made the head
of the missionary work in the
lumber camps for the United
States by the Presbyterian
"The tales which he tells of
his experiences teem with human
interest, and the st rner realities
of life but as often there is a
touch of pathos, tor he learns of
the other side, of the woodmen's
troubles, and of the causes that
sent the sons of many of the best
families to seek hardship and
privation in preference to the
ease and luxuries which they
might have had.
John Stetson's
Spring190 7 Hat Styles
Fresh from their Packing Boxes
In Stiff Hats
Stetson's "Locust"conservative in ^L/i
^.design, medium roll brim tjj/T^vrv/
Stetson's "Focto"the "young mannish's d (\fi
small proportioned hat, flattish set brim... *PT! W
Stetson's "Feather"light weight, self-con Ofc/i f\(\
forming to the head, spring block tpT^UU
Stetson's 'Initial"telescope, two varieties |J pr(\
of binding, two shapes, two shades q)00\/
Stetson's "Cahoe"three colors, wear dent (j0 p*(\
crown or crown unmolested tpO0\/
Advance Spring 1907 Suits, Over
coats, Hats, Shirts
in finest new styles, from most important sources
in America
stand with us. "continued the
'sky pilot.' "They are realizing
that it is to their best interest,
financially and otherwise, to bring
Christianity to the men. They
have discovered that this class
will do better and more work,will
stay with them longer, and exert
a strong influence for decency
and order about the camp. Even
where a half dozen christians
are found in a camp, it is notice
able that the rooms and bunks
arp neater, and the prevailing
atmosphere purer."
"Duringhis visits tocities Mr.
Higgins collects as much reading
matter of all descriptions as pos
sible. Books, magazines, papers
lectures and stories are all
welcome. They are distributed
proportionately to the number
of men that are to be supplied,
and each new shipment is eagerly
'The Lumberjack' is the
name of a new publication that is
being sent to the camps this
year. It is a small pamphlet
that is sent once a week to the
logging districts, and gives the
news of the different camps. It
is published at Fergus Palls, and
is edited by Rev. Whittle, pastor
of the Presbyterian church at
that place. It is an innovation,
and is meeting with much suc
cess. The circulation is growing
rapidly, and it has -reached a
paying oasis.
"Rev. Higgins spoke yesterday
at the Pirst Presbyterian church
in the morning, and at the Glen
Avon church in the evening. In
the afternoon ha addressed a
large gathering at the association
rooms of the Y. M. C. A. He
told of the work he is doing and
made a deep impression on his
Hours of Worship and Subjects of Ser
mons to Be Delivered in the
City Tomorrow.
St. Phillips Catholic church.
Early mass, 8:30 a. m. high
mass and sermon, 10:30. Sab
bath school 2 p. m. Rev. Father
MethodistMr. Peart has con
structed a sermon on the follow
ing occurrence: "He was felled
to the ground and robbed." This
discourse will be delivered at 11
a. m. Sunday school, 12:15
Epworth League, 7:15. In the
evening, at 8, the fifth sermon on
"Marriage" will be preached, the
theme being "Mary's Husband."
Miss Eva Graling will sing a solo,
and then will be a duet by Mr.
DeLong and Mr. Alldis. We
bespeak a large audience for this
service. Come and bring a friend.
German LutheranService
will be held tomorrow at the
court house, at 3 p. m. E
Ulbricht, pastor, Cass Lake.
BaptistThe subject on Sun
day morning will be, "Waiting
Upon the King of Kings
Preaching at 11 a m. Sunday
school at 12:10. Young People's
meeting at 7 p. m. A short ser
mon at 8 p. m. with the fulfill
ment of the Saviour's command,
"This Do in Remembrance of
Me." Can you afford to disobey
the Saviour? Midweek service
on Thursday evening at 8 p. in.
You should attend these services.
Presbyterian Morning ser
vice at 11. Subject, "The Christ
ian's Armour." Bible class and
Sunday school at 12:15. Jr, C.
at 3 p. m. Sr. E at 7 p. m.
Evening service at 8. Subject,
"Work and Its Reward." Pro
fessor Turnerwill sing a solo at
the morning service. The pub
lic is cordially invited to these
Will Be Buried Tomorrow.
The body of Miss Cleota Wine
brenner, who died at Tolma, N.
last Monday, was brought to
this city yesterday noon, being
accompanied by "Doc" Wine
brenner, father of the girl.
Arrangements have been made
to hold the funeral at the Baptist
church tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock, and Rev. Broomfield will
have charge of the services.
Three of the brothers of the
dead girl are here from Indiana,
and will be in attendance at the
Park Rapids Wants a Game.
The management of the Be
midji basketball team has re
ceived a letter from Park
Rapids, asking for a game to be
played there on the 15th inst,
and it is very probable that the
request will be granted and the
game arranged, in which event
there will be a battle royal, as
the "Rapids" boys are a husky
lot and gave the locals a hard
game here some three weeks ago.
M. B. A. Attention.
The local M. B. A lodge will
initiate several candidates at the
regular meeting to be held
this evening. A New England
supper will be served after the
initiation remonies. All mem
bers of the order are earnestly
requested to be present.
M. A. Clark,-
Francis Stili Very III.
E. W. Francis is still very ill,
at St. Anthony's hospital, and
yesterday was a particularly bad
day for him. His condition had
improved considerably during
the past week, but he took a turn
for the worse yesterday in fact,
so much so that his relatives at
Mizpah were telephoned for. He
is some better today, but by no
means out of danger.
Mr. Francis has be*n ill for
two weeks, with spinal menin
gitis, and was brought to the
hospital here from his home at
Mizpah. He was a very sick
man when he arrived* here and it
was not thought that he could
possibly live twenty-four hours,
but he gained somewhat. His
condition improved slowly, and
although it was known that he
would not pass the dangerous
portion of his ailment for at least
ten days yet, he was gaining. He
is much better toda$ than yes
Markham Sunday dinner.
Remember that you can take
your family to the Markham
hotel and partake of a1
fine Sun-
day dinner which will be served
at 6 o'clock tomorrbw. Don't
bother with home cooking, when
you can be served do nicely.
"The Old Clothes Man" Very Well Re-
ceivedBoxing Match1
Hot Bout.
A fair sized audience witness
ed the "Old Clothes Man" at the
Opera House last night and en
joyed the performance. The
play is a melodrama wifch a fine
character part, that of the old
slothes man, Solomon Levi. The
character was well taken by Mr.
MacCurdy, who evidently made
a careful study of the part aud
who brought to it a naturalness
and a finish in details that is
rarely seen in melodramatic
work. He is the author of the
play and had taken his own
measure well in4
writing the
pat.^_,~^^^^^~ &-,.
The other parts welte well tak
en, Blanch Brennan as the much
prosecuted heroine being natural
and effective, while Kate Woods
Fisk (Mrs. MacCurdy) did well
in two thankless parts. The
feature of the performance was
the three round boxing bout be
tween Danny Dougherty and Kid
Sharkey |in the last act. A good
exhibition was. put up and the
boxers kept things moving
throughout the three rounds. It
was a fine contest, and Dougherty
illustrated his cleverness and
what he could do, if the contest
was "for blood."
"The Old Clothes Man" was
one of the best performances
ever seen here.
0. C. Farnsworth and J. M. B'urrill, of
Wahpeton, are Visiting with
S. E. DeLong.
The importance of Bemidji as
a summer resort and a business
center for the vast territory in
northern Beltrami and Itasca
counties is fully appreciated by
Messrs. O. C. Farnsworth and J.
M. Burrill, of Wahpeton N. D.
The gentlemen are the guests
of S E. DeLong, manager for
the Bemidji Elevator company,
with whom they have been ac
quaint for several years, and
it was at the invitation of Mr. De
Long that they visited this city
for the first time. Mr. DeLong
took them to several interesting
points about tne city and vicinity
and showed them the many good
things to be found here.
Messrs. Farnsworth and Bui
rill were both surprised at the
development that has been made
here within the past six years
ward making a progressive
and up to-date city and, although
there is much snow on the
ground, they were duly im
pressed with the advantages
abounding here for a fine sum
mer resort.
Local News on last page,
Items of Interest Gleaned from the
Pioneer Exchanges of
Late Date.
[From the Enterprise.]
For justice, at the present
time, Louie Parker seems to have
the lead, with Mr. Gilmour a
close second.
The friends of Mayor Dade are
pushing him hard to stay in the
race for another term, while
there is also considerable Rolfe
Charlie Winger, who was work
ing eleven miles north, was in
jured by having a log roll on his
foot and was brought to the
A number of teams are quiting
the camps and going back to
Dakota. Offers are made from
$90 a month for a man and team
to $110 for a double team and
Tuesday evening an offer of $5 a
day straight was made for a man
and team.
Rev. Hamilton, the evangelist,
assisted by his singer, Prof.
Bursk, as announced, com
menced a series of meetings last
Sunday and is attaining fairly
good results. Last evening ser
vices were held in the hall and
will be continued there during
the remainder of the week. Sun
day evening there will be special
music by the band and orchestra.
The Sunbeam choir has also as
sisted in the work.
(Prom the American)
Chas W. Conway went to Be
midji last Thursday toarrangefor
the shipment of a large planer
which was recently purchased
for the Beltrami' dumber Co's.
plant. The planer is a large
ode and weighs over 12000
pounds. This company has
lately been adding considerable
of the latest improved machin
ery for the manufacture of all
kinds of lumber, lath and shing
gles, and while their plant is not
as large as the largest mills in
the North, they are now in shape
to turn out as finely a finished
product as any of them. This
firm employes quite a number
of men the year round and their
pay roll is no small item. It is
enterprises of this character that
are material in the growth of a
[Prom the Independent
B. F. Brown, who has been
confined to his bed for tine past
two weeks, is somewhat better
but still unable to be out of
Public Examiner Johnson
spent Monday and Tuesday here
checking up the court house offi
cials and looking after things in
William JBrumpton, of Shevlin,
has been awarded the contract
for carrying the U. S. mail be
tween Shevlin and Vern for a
term of three years. Mr. Brump
will assume possessioi.of the
ut on July 1. The route in
cludes five post iffices, Shevlin,
Moose, Alida, Mallard and Vern.
The route is delivered daily ex
cept Sunday.
At the meeting of the board of
county commissioners held Mon
day the auditor was instructed
to notify the town clerks of the
various precincts to bring the
attention of the town board to
the advisability of bonding the
county to pay off the floating in
debtedness and pass a resolution
as to whether they are in favor of
such a move or not. I is thought
that at the spring election would
be the best time for the town
board to take action on the mat
ter. vA bond of $40,000 would be
required to take up the total in
Sergt. Eilek Has Assistant.
Perry W. S wed burg, a private
in the service of Uncle Sam, ar-
rrt uumj^^i^amMai^
rived in the city Thursday and
will hereafter act as an assistant
to Sergeant Eilek, who is in
charge of the local recruiting
station for the army. Mr. Swed
burg, whose home is at Aitkin,
Minn., has seen considerable
service. He re enlisted at Fi
Snelling on Feb. 28oh. He has
been in the Philippines, and is an
excel.ent soldier.
Two applicants have been se
cured by SergeaLt Eilek and his
assistant They are Gust Peter
son and Raymond Hawkinson,
both of Be midj The sergeant
expects that Lieutenant Dockery
will be here tonight and that he
will inspect the prospective re
cruits and if acceptable 8 weir
them in for service with he
Sold $1,000 Worth of Lots.
M. D. Stoner returned this
morning from Gem mell, where
he spent yesterday looking after
his townsite interest at that
place. He states that he has
sold $1,000 worth of lots yester
day, and that the town is lively
this winter on account of the
large amount of cedar and other
timber that is being marketed
Fire Department at Appleton Has a
Successful and Simple Method
in Vogue.
There has been considerable
contention in Bemidji during the
past year, relative to chimney
tires and the danger of serious
conflagration following this kind
of a fire, and the calling out of
the fire departments There is a
simple and easy way of stopping
a chimney fire, which has been
used by the fire department of
Applet Minn and which
might be tried by the citizens of
Bemidji in case of a too heated
A resident of Appleton, in
com met ting on the success of
the plan used in that place, says:
"The Quickest, surest, easiest
and most effective way to stop a
chimney fire is to take a large
wet cloth and wind it around the
stovepipe just above the stove.
The moisture from the cloth
forms a cloud of steam inside
the pipe which raises and
smothers the fire in the chimney
almost at once. This method
has proven effective in the case of
a fire so fierce that the stovepipe
all the way from the stove to the
chimney was red hot and was
never known to fail. The scheme
was worked out by the fire de
partment of Appleton from a
pointer received in a casual ob
servation and is now in use in
the Appleton fire department to
the exclusion of 'leall other
methods. The chief beauty of
the plan is its simplicity and the
ease with which it can be used
by anyone. Simply saturate a
large cloth with water, wind it
around the stovepipe at any
point where it is hot, the hotter
the better, and the steam gen
erated by this inside will do the
Home-Talent Play.
The members of the local
.Norwegian Young People's so
ciety will give a home-talent
play at the city opera house next
Monday night, when not less
than three plays will be given.
They will form an interesting
study of old country life, and
even those who are not familiar
with the Norwegian language
can be assured of an enjoyable
enteriainment. Two of the plays
were given at Cass Lake two
months ago and were witnessed
by large audiences,.- The other
play has never before been pro
duced in the United States -*v
-Additional local matter will be found
on fourth page.
The House Committee Seems in Favor
of Extending the Primary
Election Law.
Dorsey of Giencoe Would Encourage
Canning IndustriesMany Im
portant Bills introduced.
St. Paul, March 1.The extension
of the primary election system to
state officials seems to be favored by
the house committee on elections, and
the change of the time to June also
probably will carry by the committee
At a meeting several votes were taken
and the committee stood about throe
to two in favor of the change of time,
and on the proposition to extend the
bills to state officials there w*r3 only
one or two against it There were
five primary election bills before the
committee and they were all referred
to a special committee of three ap
pointed by the chairman to confer
with the authors of the bills and pre
sont one general bill which will em
body the feat ires of a change of date,
tension to itate officers and the
feature included in the Saugstad bill
providing for the drafting of a state
platform and the selection of a cen
tral committee by a convention of the
state congressional and legislative can
The bill introduced by T. E. Noble
of Albert Lea placing judges and coun
ty officers on a non-partisan ticket also
was referred to the same committee.
A bill introduced in the house by J.
A. Dalzell of Morton requires the state
board of control to purchase goods for
the state institutions only from job
bers, manufacturers and dealers lo
cated in this state.
To Encourage Canning Industry.
The regulation and encouragement of
the Minnesota canning industry is the
aim of a bill introduced in the house
by Dorsey of Giencoe. It aims
to establish a reputation for Minneso
ta goods that will glve_them a^high ~_-
standing rarthe- oxttsfde niffiAet-Mantr- *^r
facturers who have complied with all
the requirements of the law may label
their goods "Minnesota standard."
The state dairy and food department
may furnish to any cannery an inspec
tor, to be paid for by the company,
during the time canning Is done. If
he finds all the sanitary conditions in
the factory good and that the mats
rials used are wholesome and of good
ouality, he may permit the cannery to
label its goods "Minnesota Inspected."
R. Lu Mork of Bricelyn secured the
adoption of his resolution for the In
vestigation of the expenditures of the
regents of the state university. The
resolution has been shuffled around for
a couple of weeks under notice of de
bate, declaration of Intention to amend
and reference to various committees.
The rules committee recommended
that the investigation be referred to
the house committee on public ac
counts and expenditures. Mr. Mork
moved that the resolution be recalled
from the committee and passed.
A penalty large enough to put for
eign corporations out of business, If
they refuse to sell to other than deal
ers, is provided in a bill Introduced
in the house by R. J. Wells of Breck
enridge. The bill amends the present
law, known as the Somerville law, by
adding a provision that foreign corpo
rations who refuse to sell to otheT
persons than agents or recognized
dealers shall, in addition to the regu
lar tax, pay a tax equal to 15 per cent
of the amount of their capital stock
used in this state.
Labor Bills Reported.
Five labor bills were reported out
.by the house committee on labor.
Among these was the bill to establish
free labor bureaus in St. Paul and Du
W. I Nolan's bill to restrict the em
ployment of children also came with a
favorable report
The senate killed the Swanson bill,
which requires dogs to be kept at
home or muzzled, and authorizes any
one to shoot a dog found at large and
not in charge of Its owner or master.
A bill aimed at the business meth- $
ods of the Standard Oil company was. I
Introduced by Senator W. A. Hinton of
Truman. The bill is general in its
terms and prohibits descrlminatlon
between localities in the sale of any
products for the purpose of destroying
the business of a competitor. Its pur- ___
pose Is shown by the fact that it was
referred to the committee on Illumi
nating oils.
Authority Is given county commis
sioners to issue bonds for repairing'"*"
county drainage ditches in a bill Intro-,
duced by Senator O. G. Dale of Madl
mat tee state nas been losing much
timber without recompense and that
sections have been sold with estimates
of only a tenth of the actual scale,
was charged by persons who appeared
before the joint committee which is
Investigating the state's rights on pine,,
and mineral lands. The assertion was?^^
made that on one section, where the^ *&.%
timber had been sold under an esti-^
mate of 50,000 feet, the firm thatipf
bought the timber actually had cut and1***
sold 500,000 feet. T. S. Finney and A.
R. Bacheller, cruisers who have bee
working for the state, testified before
the committee.

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