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The handsome loving cup which
the Bemidji High School and Be
inidjt "Chiefs" football teams con
test tor Saturday is on exhibition at
Scott Stewart's store. It is causing
quite a lot of attention and admira
tion and is a prize well to be proud
T. H. McCann, formerly manager
of the Georgetown University foot
ball team, is coaching the "Chiefs"
and expects to turn out a winning
team. The "Chiefs" intend to play
the strong independent Grand
Rapids, Park Rapids, Duluth and
Grand Forks teams, and the schedule
when completed will be strong.
The following is the line-up of
the team for Saturday-
\V. Markman c, Ed. Hillaby,
guard, Joe Markham and Hud Fisk,
FUEL FAMINE POSSIBLE
OVER IN NORTH DAKOTA
Inability to Get Sufficient Cars to
There is plenty of wood in north
ern Minnesota, but if sufficient cars
are not provided to haul the wood
to the western prairies the situation
over there will not be relieved to
any great extent this winter over
what it was last season.
Crookston Journal: This even
ing some 60 Elks of the Fargo lodge
will leave in a special over the N. P.
for Jamestown where they will par
ticipate in the initiation of 25 new
members into the Jamestown lodge
Saturday morning in company with
the Tamestown Elks a special will
leave for Leeds where the Garnd
Forks contingent will be joined and
the party will proceed to Minot,
where the new lodge will be insti
tuted in the evening.
Prof. Elliot A. Boyl to Lecture.
The first lecture of the five en
tertainments to be given by the
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"WARM" FOOTBAL GAM E
IS PROMISED TOMORRO W
The New Bemidji "Chiefs" and the High School Elevens
Will Play at the Fair Grounds.-Game Will
Be Galled at 2:30 p. m.
Wood Will Be the
Grand Forks Herald Prospects
for a wood famine in North Dakota
are excellent, according to L. B.
Gibbs, wholesale coal and wood
dealer, of this city, who has re
ceived communications from dealers
\\i toTrna the nuithem UttK -f +u.
state, saying that they have abso
lutley no wood on hand and there is
a heavy demand for the same. While
many of the country dealers put in
a supply of coal they have neglected
to order wood early.
The result is a rather serious situ
ation, with winter not far distant.
Wholesalers have found it impossi
ble to get wood. Orders placed
over two weeks ago have not been
filled, and there is no prospect of
them being filled at a*n early date.
In a letter to Mr. Gibbs, H. E.
Still, assistant general freight agent
of the Northern Pacific railway, says
in regard to the prospects of secur
ing equipment for wood loading:
"The prospects are very dubious
at this writing. We cannot secure
sufficient amount of equipment to
take care of our loading of mer
chandise and other freight of this
nature at terminals and our houses
have recently been compelled to
shut down and refuse to accept
freight in several instances. Our
requirements for grain loading are
very pressing. We have a great
many elevators that are full of grain
that are compelled to turn it away
when firms present it.
"it is our intention to divide oui
equipment as equally as possible
between the loaders, and in this
division the wood dealer will re
ceive his share. I can frankly say,
however, that 'his share' is going to
be extremely slim for the present."
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tackles Fred Smith and Scott
Stewart, ends Southworth, quarter
Getchell and Collins, half-backs
The high school team will line up
the same as they did for last Satur
day's game, hich is asf ollows:
Bennerman c, Kreatz lg, Roberts
It, Hendrum le, Boyer rg, Lvcan rt,
Kruse re, Getchell lh, Carter rh,
Peterson fb, Shook, quarter subs,
wyer and Gould.
The game to be played tomorrow
afternoon should be a fast one, and
chock full of excitement for those
who witness the contest. The high
school boys are improving, right
along, and the "old-timers" are all
feeling their oats to the extent of
of giving the yongsters a jolt.
ladies of the Presbyterian church,
will be a lecture by Prof. Elliot A.
Boyle, Saturday evening, Oct. ^6th.
Prof. Boyl is considered one of
the ablest orators on the American
platform. He is scho'arly and elo
quent and his lectures are filled
with wit, humor and sentiment.
Installing Water Service.
Mayoi Pogue is installing water
service in his residence and also in
the building adjoining his home,
which he has sold to J. F. Boss. In
order to get the service the mayor
has been compelled to excavate for
mains from the corner, of fourth and bite* is not very
Irving oiocK the
Fourth and Mississippi avenues.
He expects to have the service in
by the first of next week.
BROTHER OF DR.CURRENT
DIED TODAY IN DAKOTA
Coach of Bemidji Football Team Called
Away to Attend Funeral at
Dr. Earl H. Current of Minnea
polis, who arrived in the city Wed
nesday evening to act as coach for
the Bemidji high school football
team, received a telegram today
from Dickenson, N. D., announcing
that his brother, John R. Current,
had died at Dickenson at 9 o'clock
Dr. Current will be compelled to
leave Bemidji and return to Min
neapolis to be present at the funeral
and burial of his late brother.
Dr. Current was for three years
fullback on the University of Min
nesota champion football team, and
he won universal praise for pre
eminence in that position.
The doctor graduated from the
medical department of the Univer
sity last spring, and has since then
been connected with a Minneapolis
He was prevailed upon to come to
Bemidji to take charge of coaching
the high school football team, in
preparation for a number of hard
contests which the team has on its
schedule. He gave the bovs a hard
practice yesterday and they were
just beginning to move rapidly.
The unfortunate death of Mr.
Current's brother is greatly regretted
here, as the high school boys will be
deprived of the services of their
coach. It is not likely that anyone
can be secured at this late date to
coach the team.
John R. Current, who died at
Dickenson, was 28 years of age. He
was a graduate of the academic and
law department of the University of
Minnesota. In 1906 he went to
Dickenson, where he has been prac
ticing law ever since.
Dr. Current states that the body
of his brother will probably be taken
to New Ulm for burial.
Local news on last page
VOLUME 5. NUMBER 159. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 1907.
CHILD BITTEN BY DOG
DOG AFTERWARDS KILLED
Little Bernice Dalton Knocked Down
and Face Lacerated by Teeth
Little Bernice Dalton, the 6-year-
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Dalton, was quite severely
injured by a dog, last evening,which
knocked her down aud damaged her
face so that the services of a physi-
cian were necessary to dress her
possession of Mike Seberger came
what happened, but those who saw
the accident assert that the dog
brushed against the little girl and
knocked her down, afterwards catch
ing her lip in his teeth and making
a bad wound before releasing his
Thomas Dalton, father of the girl,
heard her screams, and after rushing
out of the restaurant and taking
her in the house, followed the dog
to the alley at Ross' hardware store,
where he secured a rifle. The gun
was handed to a bystander, who took
a shot at the dog The bullet took
effect in the*dog's leg, but was not
fatal, and the animal escaped.
The little girl was taken to the
office of Dr. Gilmore, where her
wounds were dressed.
Mike Seberger shot the dog this
forenoon, killing it.
The Dalton girl, while much
frightened and receiving a painful
No matter what your
needs, young meD, who
want the latest striking
thing in model and ma-
terials, business men who
want correct clothes and
know the business value
of being well dressed the
younger set who are
ambitious dressers we
have the beot for each of
$12 to $25
The little girl, in company with murder, larceny and other crimes
two other children, was in front of' innumerable, and an unfit place for
the Campbell restaurant, when a decent people to live in. It is. there-
large black dog that has been in the
along by the children. i located in the very moral city of
Stories differ somewhat as to just Crookston, is full to overflowing, as
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEE
Jail Full at Crookston.
A number of prisoners were re
ceived at the county jail last night
from East Grand Forks and that
popular hostelry is now crowded
beyond its comfort?ble capacity.
Last night about 2 a. m., one of the
new ones had a bad attack of tre
mens and made night wierd and
hideous with his yells till 10 this
From the above article, one
narrated by the
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Mothers will appreciate this department
more thai any one else, unless it is fathers who
have to foot the bilis. You'.l find the styles
you and the boys like, the qualities that last
and the prices you can afford. Suits and over
coats for big and little boys
Times has on several occassions
gone out of its way to tell the good
people of the Red River Valley that
Beltrami county was a hotbed of
somewhat satisfying to not county jail of Pol countye
guileless editor of
Attention, K. of P.'s.
All members of Bemidji Lodge,
Knights of Pythias, are urgently
requested to be present at the regu
lar meeting of the lodge, which
will be held next Tuesday even
The third rank will be conferred
on three candidates, and the bus
ness meeting will be followed by a
social session, at which a lunch will
B. T. Joslyn, from Big Falls, has
taken charge of the taxidermist busi
ness of this place heretofore oper
ated by Mrs. Henry Buenther. The
business will be carried on at the
same place, No. 809 Bemidji Ave.
The "Man-Who-Knows" quality, style, fit,
tailoring, is easy to satisfy here he knows
what he wants, he knows where he finds it-
he finds it here.
Next Door to First National Bank, Bemidji, Minn.
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that there are
a few criminals left in Polk county,
as well as in our own county of Bel-
PRISONER" YOUNG GALLS
ON TECHNICAL JAILER
Attorney General, Arrested for Con-
tempt, Calls on Marshall Grim-
shaw Once Each Day.
St. Paul, Oct. 25.In compliance
with the instructions of Grimshaw
that he should report at his office
once a day in person, Attorney
General Young of the state of Minne
sota, who is technically in prison
until he purges himself of contempt
of court incurred by violating the
injunction issued by Judge Lochren
in the commodity rate case, appeared
at the office of the United States
Deputy Marshal Sheehan was
waiting for him. Mr. Young said
he had come in obedience to the
order of the marshal. Mr. Sheehan
said "All right," and that ended the
formalities of the occasion.
The two chatted for a brief time
and then the "prisoner" took his
The Lyceum Course consisting of
five entertainments to be given by
the ladies of the Presbyterian church,
is one of the best and most expen
sive courses of lectures ever given
in the city.
The first lecture of this course will
be given Saturday night at the Pres
byterian church and will be a lecture
by Prof. Elliot Boyl. Mr. Boyl is
considered among the very best
lecturers in the country and for an
entertaining and instructive lecture,
you should not fail to hear this the
first number of the course.
Additional local matter will be found
on fourth page.
There's no need
these days of saying
"you need an over-
coat," and there's no
question of where
you'll find the best
stock of them. We
have them to suit all
men and all weather.
$10 to $25
Make Life Walk Easy, $4.00,
Bench Made $5.00 guaranteed to
wear better than any other shoe for
$ 4 Ltid $ 5
FARMIN WILL ALWAY S BE
SALVATIO N O COUNTR
James J. Hill may be a great
many things that are not altogether
admirable, but no one has yet ques
tioned his long-headedness, says the
Duluth News-Tribune. He long ago
based all his operations upon agri
culture, and he has never varied
from this and has never yielded to
the temptation of invading any but
the land of farms or of farming
This accounts for the fact that in
the East he is a pessimist, but in the
West he is an optimist. In St, Paul
on Tuesday he said, "No part of
this United States stands on so safe
a basis as the Northwest. The
foundation of its prosperity is the
intelligent cultivation of the soil.
You cannot prosper unless the
farmers do." He might have added,
"And you will as surely prosper if
the farmers do."
This condition is being emphasized
just now in a way that is more force
ful than welcome. The East feels
its financial structure toppling about
head the West stands firm and
safe, and the credit of its institutions
is unimpaired. Its market is on the
faims and the farmers, instead of
paying mortgages and interest as in
1893, are buying automobiles.
In 1893 the farmers had to sell
their crops as they were harvested.
The money had to be found to pay
Much Logging at Northome.
Northome Record: Judging from
built and extensive preparations be
ing made by the different loggers,
the woods adjacent to Northome
will be the scene of great activity
the coming winter as regards log
ging operations. Logging on an
extensixe scale is being planned by
a number of contractors and the cut
this winter promises to be an un
usual heavy one.
Several lumber camps have already
been completed, while work on
others is progressing nicely and the
loggers hope to have everything in
readiness to begin operations by the
time the snow begins to fly.
Among the camps fast nearing
completion are those of Geo. Kirk,
the contractor, and the Wilcox Bros.
Lumber Co. of this place. Both will
log on an an extensive scale, operat
ing two small camps each,all located
but a short distance from town. The
O'Neil-Irvine logging firm will re
sume operations at its last winter's
camp two miles east of here and ex
pects to put in a busy season. Ross
& Ross have completed their camp
6 miles east of here which will em
ploy about 100 men during the
The J. A. Irvine camps at Pine
Island, where considerable logging
will be done, are being put in shape
for the winter's work.
There are also a number of in
dividual loggers erecting camps near
here who will operate on a less ex
tensive scale. It is estimated that
there will be at least eight or ten
large camps in operation in. this
immediate vicinity this winter and
the outlook for a very busy season
generally was never so favorable.
False Fire Alarm.
At about 11:30 this forenoon,
police headquarters was telephoned
that there was a fight, or something
to that effect, going on at Brown's
restaurant. John McElroy, who
was in charge of the station and
took the message from the wire,
interpreted the "talk" that there
^as a fire, and immediately began
a vigorous alarm yto that effect.
Members of the fire department
responded promptly, but it was
learned that there was no fire, and
no water was turned on.
No damage or loss, only some
FORTY CENTS PER MONTH
James J. Hill, the Railway Magnate, Is an Optimist in
the West and a Pessimist in the East.Has
Faith in West.
for them, even if every other interest
closed its doors. Today the farmers
can hold the major part of the pro
duct of their fields in their own
granaries, and they would do this
whatever the money supply might
The East is just a narrow strip
shut off by the mountains. This
side lies the great xMississippi valley,
the region of perennial plenty.
Mines may close, railroad building
may stop, electric line prospects
may be postponed, water powers
may be left undeveloped, and other
resources of the earth may remain
undisturbed, but the farmers will
plow and sow and reap, and the
earth will give forth its riches in
It has been proverbial among the
officials of the Great Northern that
the one class of requests invariably
granted, if they could get to Mr.
Hill, was that which came from the
farmers. In this he has been vnser
than his generation and he has
reaped his harvest in dividends.
But it is a lesson others can lsarn
and just now is a good time to
learn it. Agriculture is and always
has been the only sure basis of pros
perity, and to the farmer the West
owes its undisturbed security in a
financial crisis which in the East
is acute and threatening.
HAS DRAWN ALL STATE
The October School Apportionment
Takes the Funds the State Has
St. Paul, Oct. 25.Today State
Treasurer Dinehart will drain every
bank in the state of every dollar
Minnesota has on deposit with it.
In the three big cities the slate has
been wiped clean, and notice was
sent out to the country banks to get
ready for the "touch."
The big "touch" is to enable the
payment of the October school appor
tionment which calls for over $1,000,-
000. The checks are now ready
and will be sent to every district in
the /state Friday.
Besides this, Mr. Dinehart and
State Auditor Iverson have pre
pared the warrants for the distri
bution of the special aid to rural
graded schools, amounts to $775,000.
These will have to be held up, how
ever, for a few weeks because of the
lack of money, and even longer,
Mr. Dinehart says, if this eastern
Banks just now are
part with the long
even at the prevailing
est, he says. Money
and they can do better
ways. With the first of
taxes will be coming in, not to speak
of revenue from other sources, and
then the state will be able to settle
without any recourse to the banks.
Boss Buys Fine Home.
Mayor John Pogue has sold his
house, on lot 5, block 1, Carson's
addition, to J. F. Boss, the consider
ation being a good-sized one.
Mr. Pogue recently purchased the
property, the house being in a
rather dilapidated condition, and
the premises entirely neglected.
at once secured carpenters and had
the entire building remodled. There
are now seven rooms in the house,
with a fine basement, and the house
is equipped with a hot-water heating
plant and bath rooms, the whole
being finished in a thoroughly
modern manner, which will make
Mr. Boss one of the finest residences
in the city.
Mr. Boss will take possession of
the house November 1st.
rate of inter-
is in demand