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VOLUME 5. NUMBER 91.
SHOULD PAY THE FARMER
MORE FOR HIS PRODUCTS
J. P. Duncalf Makes a Suggestion as
to the Patronizing of Catalogue
J. P. Duncalf of this city, who
combines farming with his local
business enterprises, takes some ex
ceptions to many of the articles that
have been published of late relative
to farmers patronizing catalogue
houses in preference to local mer
chants and gets back at the mer
chant with a request that the busi
ness man first set the example of
"patronizing home industry."
Mr. Duncalf says: "i emphati
cally believe in the practice of
patronizing home industry, every
time, and I always follow the prac
tice. But there are two sides to the
tale of the catalogue house.
When a farmer brings his potatoes
for instance, or even his butter or
Qther products, to the city for
market, he hardly ever gets the same
prftfc for his products that the mer
chant pays when he- sends away
for potatoes, etc., which many of
them do, right here in this city. It
naturally makes the farmer hot
when he cannot get as much for
his fresh-grown vegetables, and
new-made butter that is the product
of the cow, as the dairyman in a
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INDICATIONS POINT TO A
SUCCESSFUL MARKET DAY
Many Have Already Listed Animals and Articles for Sale-
No Charge Will Be Made for Services of Auctioneer
Hitchcock, of Crookston.
Great interest is being manifested
among farmers and local business
men in the success of the "market
day" which will be observed in
Bemidji (Saturday, August 17thf)
when a general sale of everything
that anyone has a desire to dispose
of will be held and when a large
amount of articles, as well as horses,
cattle and other stock, will be auc
At the present time it is known
that Mayor Pogue will have two car
loads of horses on hand to be auc
tioned off, and John Goodman of
this city will bring in a flock of
twenty sheep for the sale. John
Moberg, the railroad contractor, will
offer a number of work horses, and
several other local people will have
offerings for sale.
The services of C. A. Hitchcock
of Crookston have been secured as
auctioneer, and no charge whatever
will be made for the auctioning as
done by the auctioneer, who is paid
by the promoters of the market day
We Help You
DR. G. M. PALMER
Among other things that will be
offered at the sale will be a quantity
of articles owned by Mrs. Henry
Buenther, such as deer heads and
other mounted specimens, which
were manufactured by the late
Henry Buenther, and which are
among the best ever produced in the
The auction will be held- at the
corner of Third street and America
avenue, and the sale will be com
menced promptly at 9 o'clock in
the morning, Saturday, August 17th.
Mayor Pogue has devoted much
of his time and energy to make the
first market day a success, and he
should receive the co-operation of
every resident of the city.
ETAny person (farmer, merchant
or private citizen) who has anything to
sell is requested to bring it to the sale,
early in the morning, and list it. No
charge is made for the services of the
auctioneerhe is paid by the promoters
of the market day.
neighboring town gets for supplying
the local trade.
"Let the merchants give the far
mers the top price for their products
and, I believe, you will do away
altogether with the trading with the
Drainage in Koochiching County.
Crookston Journal: Preliminary
work for a network of drainage
canals that will make the northern
part of Koochiching county one of
richest agricultural sections in the
state was begun today by a corps of
engineers under State Drainage
Engineer George A. Ralph. In all
more than 27,000 acres of land will
be made available for the plow and
hoe by the improvements contem
It is planned to dig a drainage
ditch nine miles long to draw the
muskeg swamps between Rat Root
and Little Fork Rivers. Connecting
with the main artery will be three
lateral ditches, each three and one
half miles long. The land that will
be benefitted is owned by the state.
Actual work of digging the ditches
it is expected will begun early next
spring and the total cost of the
improvement will be between $20,000
In connection with the drainage
canals it is stated that a highway
will be built from the town of Little
Fork to International Falls.
Additional local matter will be found
on fourth page.
Nervous headache and
many other forms of unhap
happiness are ofted due to
Perhaps you have outgrown your glasses, or worse still,
NEVER had the right kind. Consult
DRS, LARSON & LARSON, Specialists
Offioe Seoond Floor SwedbaokfBlook Phone 92
Need attention. It will cost you less now than after awhile.
It won't cost anything to have them examined anyway.
Formerly of Minneapolis I
Offlo~Sutt 9, Miles Block, BemldJl.iMlnn.
THE STATE BOARD FAILS
TO GRANT ANY PARDONS
Over Thirty Petitions for Clemency Con-
sideredThree Beltrami County
Applications Turned Down.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 7.Over
thirty petitions for clemency were
considered by the state board of
pardons late Monday at the capitol,
Not one pardon was granted though
in some cases the severity of sen
John Mogan "Shied" Stillwater.
John Mogan, who is president of
the Epworth League and assistant
foreman of the Sunday school at
Northome, came down from that
place yesterday to renew his alleg
iance to the PreferredOriental Order Will Have a Fine Program for the First
of Baseball Rooters of which he is
past grand fan.
John heard of the-Elk convention
at Stillwater, and although he has
a natural abhorrence of the official
building owned by the state at that
place, he was very anxious to go to
the meet. However, discretion pre
vailed,and John remained in Bemidji.
Beltrami county cases considered
were the following:
Rachael Cleveland, sentenced from
Beltrami county. October 6, 1905,
for five years for aiding and abbet
ting in carnal abuse of a child.
Roy Loveland, sentenced from
Beltrami county March 23,1904, for
five years for robbery in the second
Nancy DeCoster, sentenced from
Beltrami county June 21, 1906,
Frank Rogers Leases Saloon.
Frank Rogers has leased the
Achenbach building, on Third street
east of the Remore hotel, and will
conduct a refreshment parlor in the
place. The interior of the building
is being renovatedand bath and toilet
is being installed. When the im
provements are completed, Mr.
Rogers will have a fine place. He
expects to open for business the first
of next week.
Ignald Mattson of Shevlin, who
has been working on the section at
Rosby, injured the thumb of his
right hand quite severely yesterday,
rails at Rosby.
Mattson came to Bemidji and^on-
rails at Rosb
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNES AY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1907.
Appreciating the desirability of secuii ig the 1908 meeting of the State Asso-,
ciation of Elks for Bemidji, the following legrams were today forwarded to the
secretary of the state association, and they i jre read at the assembling of the Elks
at their business meeting in Stillwatervthisa fcernooh:
"Nicholas A. Nelson, Secretary State Assbdu ion Elks, Stillwater.
"On behalf of six thousand northern fainnesotans,J invite all state Elks to meet
in Bemidji in 1908, at any date you may de- ignate, then and there to take possession
of the corporate limits and present) drafts i our hospitality, which will-be cashed
without protest, at sight. We are all "live" ones here and there will be a lock on
the cemetery. The corporation fence will torn down and the surrounding country
-will be green with verdure on which you mi browse. Our breweryhasanextra force
to work on anew brand of hospitality tha will be dealt out with a lavish hand.
Arrangements are already being made for E Lederer to occupy the pulpit in one of
the local churches and other noted Elks will be given similar assignments. Call for
Frank Lycan, who will tell you of hisfishingexperience here, where we make 'em the
size ordered. Welcome to Bemidji for 1908
"J. P. POGUE,
"Mayor of Bemidji."
"Nicholas A. Nelson, Secretary State Association of Elks, Stillwater, Minn.
"On behalf of the business interests of the city of Bemidji, the Bemidji Com.
mercial Club invites your honorable body hold your 1908 meeting in this city.
We guarantee you our best efforts to make the occasion a pleasant one for every Elk
in the state, and we will make ample preparations to protect life and property during
the siege, so that none may go home lame, halt or blind. We will give you a warm
reception, and assure you the hearty suppojrt of Baby Lodge, 1052, in carrying ojit
any promises its delegates may make. Come in 1908.
OLD SETTLERS' ASS'N
MET YESTERDAY P.M.
Day of Bertram* County. Fair
EARL GEIL,BEMIDJI, ELECTED
TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION
Payment of Fifty Cents Squares Dues
and Gives Many Privileges at
The officers of the Beltrami
County Old Settlers' association
held a meeting in this city yesterday
afternoon and accepted the proposi
tion of the management of the Bel-
to hold their annual reunion during
the fair week. It was decided to
name September 26th as the date
for the reunion, and invitations will
be sent to the old settlers of the
adjoining counties of Clearwater,
Hubbard, Itasca, Cass and Koochi
ching (who were settlers of their
counties prior to June, 1900,) to
attend and participate in the reunion.
There were present at the meeting
George Wetsel of Tenstrike, presi
dent of the association L. G. Pender
gast of Bemidji, vice president, and
Henry Stechman of Tenstrike, secre
Owing to W. D. Bright of Ten
strike removing from the state and
resigning his position as treasurer of
the association, Earl Geil of Bemidji
J" In accepting the invitation of the
Fair association to hold the annual
reunion on the first day of the fair,
a committee consisting of L. G.
Pendergast and Earl Geil of Bemidji
and Henry Stechman of Tenstrike
was appointed to arrange a program
and solicit memberships and make
all necessary arrangements for the
A resolution was adopted whereby
it was agreed that all persons who
paid fifty cents prior to the holding
of the reunion, to any member of
the committee, would be credited
with membership dues for the current
year and would be givene a receipt
while assisting in unloading a car of 7 7 A ^J"*-""1
nvita.tioi\ to Meet
"E. A. SCHNEIDER,
"Vice President Bemidji Commercial Club/'
admission to the fair grounds on the
opening daya, transportation to, the
on the lake that day.
The officers of the association:
son of Crookston, and L. G. Pender
gast of this city, both of whom are
among the oldest settlers of Minne
The business meeting of the asso
ciation will be held in the evening.
The entire program for the entire
day will be announced in a few days.
Caret ot Thanks.
I desire to express my heartfelt
thanks for the many kindnesses
shown me by friends and neighbors
in my bereavement, the sickness and
death of my husband, Mason Evans.
Mrs. Mason Evans.
SAVING FIVE PER CENT
TREES NOT PRACTICABLE
A Local Lumberman Says Many of the
Trees are Blown Down and
This idea of the government
that successful bidders for Indian
reservation pine should leave a few
trees standing, so as to promote the
growth of others, is not a very good
one," says a local lumberman. "if
the trees would only remain stand
ing the scheme would not be so bad,
but being unprotected from the
wind storms they are broken off in
almost every instance before logging
operations have been finished more
than a year or two.
__. "The loggers of eight or ten years
agp carried out much of the same
idea, although for no such charit
able purpose. They left the small
trees standing because they had
plenty of others,and it was too much
trouble to handle the little ones.
These same loggers wouldn't think
the same, way now, with lumber and
logs selling at their present price.
Every stick of any size at all is
utilized these days, and a good pro
fit is to be fouftd in the handling.
"Not many of the trees thus left
standing a few years ago are still irf
an upright position. If the wind
did not destroy them the forest fire
did. The chance for forest fires on
government lands now isn't so
great as under the old style, for
then all the branches and tops were
left scattered promiscuously about
th ground, where no the govern
ment makes it compulsory that they
Oncee the left-over topsw and branches
the holder to be piled up and burned. This is a
goo plan forolusuallye
fires start in old pine
become thoroughly dry they burn
with great readiness, and it takes
only a spark to set them going.",
Local news on last pagi
Undoubtedly, the greatest game of
baseball ever played in northern
Minnesota will be pulled off on
August 21, when the officials of the
city and those who preside over the
destinies of the county will-clash for
supremacy on the diamond,L
The representatives of the city
and county governments met in a
battle royal last year, and the county
team won by a large majority
It is proposed to conduct the
game this year along lines where
latter-day ball players will not have
so decided an advantage* and the
rules of the game which were in
vogue when Wes Wright and J. P.
Pogue (captains respectively of the
county and city teams) were in their
prime arid ball champions of their
district, will prevail.
The old "any bound,free from the
ground,"is suggested for an out, also
first bound behind a catcher. A
a thrown ball
bound behind a
base runner hit by
Won't Play Ball Here.
Crookston Journal: The Dooney-
LePage Baseball Club, the fast.aggre
gation of the Twin Cities has already
arranged for a trip thru Northwest
ern Minnesota. They will appear
at-Crookston on two dates^August
8th and" August 13th. They line up
against the Independents here the
8th, with Warren the 9th, with
Argyle the 10th, with Thief River
two games Sunday the 11th, with.
Red Lake Falls the 12th and come
to Crookston agairr August 13th,
departing from here east along the
Duluth line where they play Bemidji
and other points east.
The local baseball management
has received several letters from the
manager of the Dooney-LePage
team regarding a game here, but as
the visitors wanted a big guarantee,
and they only play week-day games,
a contract with them would be
impossible, under the conditions
which* they impose. Besides, the
team is of rather obscure reputation
and would probably not draw very
well in Bemidji.
Brakeman Dislocates Shoulder.
A. E. Dunham, a brakeman em
ployed on the Mallard logging road,
sustained a dislocated shoulder yes
terday while working on the branch
Dunham was walking on top of a
train of logs for the purpose of giving
the engineer of the train the "high
ball," when he slipped and fell from
the car, dislocating his left shoulder.
He was brought to Bemidji last
evening and Dr. Morrison, the G. N.
physician, attended to Dunham's
North Star leaves dock every day
at 9 a. m. and 2:30 p. m. for Lavina
and Lake Side. Evening excursions
ty'0, -?'.The Pioneer has just received a large
FORTY CENTS PER MONTH
ANNUAL BASEBALL GAME,
COUNTY VS. CITY OFFICIALS.
August 21st Set as DateOld-time Rules Will Prevail
Suggested that Ike Black Be Secured to
Referee the Contest.
will be declared out, if he is not first
put out of business by a wicked
shoot. A batter will be allowed
to strike at anything his fancy
chooses, except the umpire, and the
.latter official will be empowered to
fine any belligerent kicker, if able to
enforce his ukase.
It is suggested that Ike Black,the
Scandinavian strong man, officiate
as umpire and that he be furnished
with all ornament necessary for
conducting the affair.
The players will be allowed to
practice at all times, except on the
Sabbath, the breaking of the laws
relative to the Lord's day barring
the offender from participation in
There is some argument as to
whether to limit the teams to nine
men each or seventeen The matter
will probably be compromised and a
reserve force to be held as "subs."
Remember the date of the game
Wednesday, August 21.
JUDGE AND MRS. SPOONER
RETURNED FROM ITASCA
Have Been Enjoying an JQuting at Hein
relman's Summer Resort, Itasca
Judge M. A. Spooner and wife re
turned this noon from Lake Itasca,
where they have been enjoying a
visit of three weeks, most of which
has been spent in the woods and on
the lakes in the Itasca State Park.
The judge returns with a healthy
cheek of tan that is good to look at,
and Mrs. Spooner declares that she
never felt better, all as a result of
the enervating, atmosphere that per
vades the entire country about the
The judge will preside at a special
term of court to be held in the court
house tomorrow, when several
motions will be argued and other
court matters of minor importance
Mr. and Mrs. Spooner will return
to Itasca after court adjourns arid
continue their delightful stay at the
summer resort conducted by M.
W. G. Marsen Injured.
Wi G. Marsen, general manager of
the M., R. L. & M. railway, was
quite severely injured Monday after
Mr. Marsen was on his way to
Puposky with the gasoline car, when
the car jumped the track. The
occupants were thrown violently to
the ground, the car passing over
both of Mr. Marsen's feet,. breaking
his left ankle. He was brought to
Bemidji and Dr. Morrison attended'
to the ankle. Mr. Marsen is tem
porarily "laid up," as a result of the
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