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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 Next Winter. Your Money's Worth 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 Summer Bargains 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 cent discount, men Sash Rods ^*sag A 4i#Vj"IS mmmmiBmmtemrmtmmtmBma 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 Half Price Ladies9 Initial Handkerchiefs 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. Reeve did. 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. mm&**aimammMkBm Mail Orders Filled al table at Half 5 inch 25c 22c 39c 1 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 Market Day. 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 meefT 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 week. 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 St Croix. Indications are that the atten dance this year will be a record breaker 39c Unusual interest is being taken by the Elks through the state and every lodge will send a good delegation. 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. i^JM%^Af^iiktf8i THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEEK BEMTDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1907. PERTINENT SUGGESTIONS 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 levee. 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 formed Elks. 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 convention. 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 over Sunday.^ 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- basket Circuit." 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 con shows. "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 STRIKE PROCLAMATION 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- r*~ Be 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 proceedings.t dlstric Un Additional local "a^Jf on fourth page.. ,&^ ksz strike lessen to any great extent the sympathyywith th *-*& "M "Notr* does the fact that practically the whole population of the mining ou 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 English. 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 the fair. 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. L. Oberg. Entertainment and__arrangements (also to 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. Your 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. *k***MMM*--***- I SOUVENIR I ENVELOPES 1 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 package, ^^r?^^&nifo\*i&lX^ 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. MINNESOTA? HISTORICAL SOCIETY, I 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, also spoke. 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 evening. The following were present at the banquet: 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, George(office boy,)Lindsay,Skinner, Boss, McClatchie,Southworth,Weiss, Kelly, Stavens, Harry Smith.Storrit, Lucas, Ackenbach, Wm. Beth, Vye, Frost. Visiting Cards. 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 ing. Vj, A,