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VOLUME 5. NUMBER 89.
LOGGING RAILROAD IS
BEING RUSHED TO FINISH
Walker & Akeley Will Log Immense
Amount of Timber on Kabekona
The railroad which the Red River
Lumber company and Walker &
Akeley, loggers, are building along
the almost impassable territory
known as Kabekona Gulch about
twenty-five miles south of Bemidji, is
being rushed to completion, in order
that the immense stands of pine
timber along the gulch may be logged
during the coming winter
John Moberg, a contractor of this
city, has the contract for building
the road. He was in the city today
and states that he already has twoThis
miles of the roadbed graded and iscountry
rushing the balance of the grade
(about one mile and a quarter) to a
finish, and that the laying the rails
on the grade, which will be done by
O'Lear and Bowse
35c Fancy Hose, 25c
The Leading Department Store
final August Disposition of
You may have no immediate need for the "specials" quoted
you may beLeve that later on you can purchase the same
articles at a still lower figurebut you must remember that at
least on the merchandise mentioned, prices are at the lowest
notchand even though you are not in particular need for
these goods, can you afford to neglect the opportunity of sav-
ing a few dollars?
Embroidery at Half Price
Taffeta Silk Ribbon Specials
^*sag A 4i#Vj"IS
The best ribbon offering of the entire season.
Taffeta Silk Ribbons in all colors, worth 40c
per yard, only
35c Wash Dress Goods, 22c
These prices will continue throughout the
August sale. All 35c wash goods
All 25c wash |Q~ All 50c and 60c wash
goods 1*J\J goods
All Dress Goods Remnants will go at
the Walker & Akeley company, will
be commenced at once.
There is a very large quantity of
pine along the gulch, which could
not be logged in any other manner
than with the aid of a railroad, and
although the expense of putting in
the road is almost prohibitive, the
company decided to get at the
timber and cut it clean if possible
during the coming winter.
A Sensible Farmer.
Japanette, Lawn and Initial Handkerchiefs at O fir
lOc-3 for *O
Douglas Shoes for Men
While we do not guarantee Douglas Shoes on account
of closing them outwe do say that at these prices they
are the best shoe value in the city. Fine Vici and Pat-
ent Leathers, Street and Service Shoes.
$5 Shoes $3.95 $4.50 Shoes $3.45 $3.50 Shoes $2.95
Men's and Boys' Straw Hats
Tenstnke Tribune Mr. A. P.
Reeve, the "diversified farmer," is
now shipping his cream to the
Northland Produce company at Be
midji. Mr. Reeve is now milking
thirty cows and expects to purchase
about twenty more. He finds that
it pays, and many others in this
neighborhood should follow suit and
it would not be long before a good
creamery would be located here.
is the finest dairy and stock
in the state, and many of
the settlers could greatly improve
their conditions by getting a fewlocal
cows and start the way Mr.
The cream of our beautiful embroidery assortment has
been selected and placed on the spec
Price. This means embroidery bargains that are the
best of the season.
$3.00 Heatherbloom Skirts at $1.98
Includes our entire stocks of Colored Heatherblc om
SkirtsRed, Nile, Gray, Lavender and Whitean un-
usual value at the regular $3.00 price, tf| A O
The Lace Bootleg in black and colors, embroidered hos-
iery, fancy and plain color, each pair being of O/C/
finest 35c quality at.. t)\j
$1.75 Fine Dress Goods, 95c per yard
The finest patterns of the season, novelty plaids, Black
embroidered Batistes, Mohair, Foulards, Stripes AK
and fancies, Regular $1.25, $1.50, $1 75, at.. t/Ol
10c Valenceines and Torchon Laces, 5c
Pickings from the best. Not a small assortment but a
big lot of laces that are fine and desirable, worth t"gx
up to 10c a yard, at O
The entire lot of remaining hats will be sold at 2 5 per
One lot of 50c Caps for
We at all times carry a complete |A^ OK**
assortment of Brass Rods iUv 1 0 ^OC
September 1st we discontinue the Busy Bee Talking Machine
Coupons. Secure these this month.
al table at Half
Mayor Pogue informs the Pioneer
that he has engaged the services of
Charles A. Hitchcock of Crookston
to act as auctioneer for the selling
of horses and other stuff on Market
Day, August I7th.
Mr. Hitchcock is one of the very
best auctioneers in the state, and he
will undoubtedly prove altogether
satisfactory to the promoters of the
The St. Paul Trade Journal recently
contained the following article con
cerning "Market Day." There
may be some suggestions in the
article that are worthy of adoption
here, as Bemidji will have a market
day August 17
"The St. Paul Trade Journal has
been asked recently as to the com
parative value of market day and
street fairs in keeping trade at home.
For the benefit of those who have
written us as well as for the rest of
the large body of merchants in the
Northwest, who are considering the
merits of these two attractions, the
Trade Journal unhesitatingly answers
that the regular market day, held
say once a month, is far preferable
to the street fair, given for three
days to a week once during the year.
'The ideal plan is to have both,
but where finances will warrant only
one plan we would advise the mer_
chants to spend their money on a
series of market days rather than on
one week of street fair. The benefits
are overwhelmingly in favor of the
market days. To illustrate. By
means of a market day the farmers
ELKS WILL "60 SOME" AT
STILLWATER THIS WEEK
Fine Program Arranged by Prison Cny
PeopleBemidji After the
Next State Meeting
The advance guard of the dele
gates who will represent the Bemidji
Lodge, No 1052, B. P. O. E., at the
state meet which will be held in
Stillwater this week, left this after
noon for Crookston and will go from
that city tonight to Stillwater.
Bemidji lodge is going after the
state meet to be held next year, and
to that end will do some "tall"
boosting for this city, and in the
movement they should receive the
substantial encouragement of every
resident of the city, as a meeting
like that being held at Stillwater is a
great boon to any city.
The boys will have the hearty
support of all and the best wishes
for their success in landing the 1908
Stillwater, 5.^(Special to Pio
neer.)All arrangements have been
completed for the annual convention
of the state association of Elks
which is to be held at Stillwater this
The members of the Prison City
lodge have gotten up a program
which will furnish amusement for
the visitors during every moment of
their stay there. The convention
opens Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock with a steamboat ride on the
Indications are that the atten
dance this year will be a record
Unusual interest is being
taken by the Elks through the state
and every lodge will send a good
10 a. m.Steamboat ride up the
beautiful St. Croix river on the
steamer W. W. Cowles.
2 p. m.Visit to the state prison.
3 p. m.Steamboat excursion
down the lake on the W. W. Cowles.
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEEK
BEMTDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1907.
CONCERNING MARKET DAY
St. Paul Trade Journal Gives Some Pointers, Useful for
August 17th, Bemidji's Market DayC A. Hitchcock
of Crookston Will Act As Auctioneer.
are brought to town at least once a
month from all parts of the trade
territory and from long distances.
They look forward to the market
day, and unquestionably hold orders
that would otherwise go to the mail
order houses. These orders they
would not hold for the street fair.
"We know of no better plan than
the market day as a means of keep
ing trade at home. And when com
bined with active, energetic business
methods by the merchants |t is only
a question of a short time when
practically all the trade of the terri
tory will be coming to the town.
"A number of towns contemplating
market days have written the editor
of this department asking for informa
tion as to how to get market days
established. The method most suc
cessfully employed is first to get the
merchants all together on the project.
This should be done by forming a
business organization and appointing
committees to prepare for market
day. It is advisable to give the
farmers free service of an expert
licensed auctioneer for market day
for the sale of stock and any farming
utensils that may be offered. This
serves as a good attraction for thearranged
farmers. A strong advertising cam
paign should be made, and thewives
co-operation of the editors of the
papers in town is an absolute essen
tial. .-They must^ive, free ot charge,
a considerable portion of their space
for two or three weeks prior to theconversations
holding of the market day for edi
torial write-ups of the market day,
and on the week just proceeding the
market day a page or two pages of
7 p. m.Balloon ascension on the
2 p. m.Moonlight ride down the
St. Croix. Dancing on Barge Venus.
Band concerts and promenade on
Main street during evening.
10.30 a. m.Grand parade of uni
9 a. m. to 8 p. m.Hourly steam
boat rides on the St. Croix.
1-30 p. m.Sight seeing and
inspection of state prison.
3 p. m.Automobile and carriage
rides about the city.
2 p. m.Band concerts and promen
ades through Main street. Ladies'
reception at Auditorium hall during
Headquarters at Elks hall.
Business session of state associa
tio at Auditorium Wednesday at 2
o'clock. MANAGER OREAD BASKET
THEATERS IN THE CITY
C. P. Walker of Winnipeg May
Induced to Include Bemidji
in His Circuit
C. P. Walker and family and
George H. Saultz of Winnipeg
arrived in the city Saturday and
were guests at the Hotel Markham
Mr. Walker is manager of the
Walker circuit of theaters through-
out the Red River Valley (known as
the "Breadbasket Circuit") and he
was seeking information while here
relative to Bemidji as a show town.
It is among the possibilities that he
will include this city in the "Bread-
Mr. Walker and his party left this
morning for Smiley, where they will
enjoy some bass fishing with Jud
LaMoure, who has been spending
an outing there for some time past.
display should be jointly used by all
the merchants in sort of a directory
of bargains to be offered in their
various stores. These should be in
the shape of small cards, and attrac
tive prices should be given. In
addition, each merchant should do
liberal display and local advertising
of their wares for the event they
should have attractive window dis
plays, and the trade territory should
be thoroughly circularized.
Attractions for market day need
not be very costly, but they should
be numerous and pleasing. First,
there should be provided some gen
eral assembly place. The town
hall should be thrown open, if there
is no rest room provided for the
farmers visiting the town.
'in the summer time ball games
should be arranged for the after
noons, and there should be concerts
by the band, and in the evening a
dance for the young people. Church
entertainments are also desirable
features, and should be given for
those who do not care to dance.
These may be lectures or stereopti
"The attractions want to be so
that there will be plenty
of time for the farmers and their
to do their shopping. Mer
chants should make it a point to
mix around with their customers as
much as possible, with a view to
making strong friendships. In these
it will be found advis
able to bring in the mail order
question and drive home as many
strong arguments as possible in
favor of home buying.
GOVERNOR ISSUED FAIR
His Prompt Action Probably the Means
of Preventing Serious Clash
on the Range
The St."Paul Pioneer Press says
of Governor Johnson's proclamation
to the miners and mine owners as to
their conduct on the iron range:
"Whether or not Gov. Johnson's
proclamation will have the effect of
preventing violence upon the range
he will at least have the conscious,
ness of doing all that he could do to
uphold the law, and to protect both
the public and the strikers from the
consequences of riot and disorder.
"The people of Minnesota, too,
have reason to congratulate them-
JOHN A. JOHNSON.
selves that they have a governor who
is not afraid to speak in a manner
that leaves no room for doubt that
the whole power of the state will be
exerted to prevent an unlawfule
Additional local "a^Jf
on fourth page.. ,&^ ksz strike lessen to any great extent the
"Notr* does the fact that practically
the whole population of the mining
credit due to the governor. For
I though the situation does not require
so great a degree of courage as
would be demanded if there had not
been very clear indications of the
drift of popular sentiment, the gov
ernor's proclamation is an excption
aiiy strong one.
'it is as just and impartial as it
is clear and emphatic. It warns
those who would interfere with the
lawful proceedings of" the strikers
as vigorously as it warns the strikers
against any breach of the peace or
any resort to incendiary language or
demonstrations. If the strikers and
authorities do not realize that Gov.
Johnson means business no matter
who violates the law it will be be
cause they do not understand plain
Short of actually sending troops
to the scene of the strikea measure
which at this juncture would be as
unjustifiable as it seems to be un
necessarythe governor could do
little more than he has done by
means of this proclamation to pre
vent disturbances and to protect the
lives, the property and the personal
rights of all those affected by the
strike, whether as owners, as work
ing miners, as strikers or as residents
of the mining region."
FAIR COMMITTEES WILL
MEET THIS EVENING AT 8
President Wright Calls Meeting to Hear
Reports from Committees Ap
pointed Last Week
A meeting ofthe members of all
committees appointed to act in
conjunction with arranging for
the forthcoming county fair are
requested to meet at police head
quarters in the city hall this
evening at 8 o'clock, for the par
pose of reporting on progress for
Be on hand promptly at 8,or as
soon thereafter as possible.
WES WRIGHT, President,
The following are the members of
the committees as appointed:
FinanceW. N. Bowser, R. C.
Spooner, F. S. Lycan, J. D. Lunn,
W. E. Neal.
BuildingsWes Wright, Thomas
Newby, J. P. Pogue.
Premium ListL. G. Townsend,
Dr._Warninger, A. G. Rutledge.
Superintendent of grounds during
fairL. G. Townsend.
Advertising and transportation
C. J. Pryor, C. C. Christianson, E.
4 solicit exhibits and do~
general "boosting")W. E. Neal,
L. G. Townsend, Wes Wright, F. O.
Sibley, Joseph H. Wagner, A. O.
Johnson, George Gunderson, A. B.
Palmer, William Lennon, John G.
Morrison, Jr., J. P. Pogue.
Need attention. It will cost you less now than after awhile.
It won't cost anything to have them examined anyway.
DR. G. M. PALMER
Formerly of Minneapolis
Phone 124. Offlo*-8ulte 9. Mile. Block. BemldtMMlnn.
I SOUVENIR I
The Pioneer has just received a la-ge shipment of
Uj Souvenir Envelopes which advertise the beauties of JP-5,,
7 Bemidji, *u. .#"*.?&.*.-*.., w?
iff They can be had at the office at 15 cents per (fi
ty f" Everybody should use these envelopes and help S
jj advertise the best town in northern Minnesota, ^gK! &
2 %fa Business men desiring tcyiise these can have S
ijjf them printed with return card.
FORTY CENTS PER MONTH
EMPLOYES OF CROOKSTON
LUMBER CO. BANQUETTED
W. A. Gould and J. M. Richards Enter
tained Their Former Co-Laborers,
at the Markham, Saturday.
W. A. Gould and J. M. Richards,
who recently severed their connec
tion with the Crookston Lumber
company and are now members of
the new Bemidji Lumber company,
last Saturday evening gave a ban
quet to the employes of the Crooks
ton Lumber company, as a sort of
farewell to their former co-laborers.
The, banquet was given at the
Hotel Markham, and consisted of a
splendid spread of six courses,served
in an elaborate manner.
When the dishes had been dis
posed of, speech-making and story
telling was in order and there was a
general social good time and
splendid good fellowship.
JBoth Mr. Gould and Mr. Richards
spoke feelingly of their past associa
tions with the men who were present
and expressed deep regret at the
severing of the ties which had
bound them to their guests.
Messrs. McClatchie and Ryan
spoke on behalf of the employes and
assured the hosts that their many
acts of kindness would not be for
gotten, and wished them success in
their new enterprise.
P. F. Pettibone, who succeeds Mr.
Richards as local general manager
for the Crookston Lumber company,
Ike Black, the commercial traveler
for the KelleyHow Hardware com
pany of Duluth, was present and he
told many Swedish dialect stories
that kept the crowd convulsed with
laughter. Ike is one of the very
best Swedish story tellers in the
state and be was never in a more
conversant mood than Saturday
The following were present at the
Messrs. W. A. Gould, J. M. Rich
ards, Pettibone, Lord, Lakin, Ryan,
Black, Riddell, Dea, Wilcox, Cole
man, Foss, Ike Black, Hanson,
Sharf, Reynolds, Harvey, Moyer,
Kelly, Stavens, Harry Smith.Storrit,
Lucas, Ackenbach, Wm. Beth, Vye,
A neat line of up-to-date visiting
cards can always be found at this
office. New and up-to-date type
from which to select style of print