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Chicago special telegram to the
Minneapolis, Tribune, last Sunday,
contained the following interesting
interview with Thomas Shevhn,
president of the Crooksto Lumber
company,and one of tlie most promi
nent politicians in the state
Chicago, Oct 27. Thomas H.
She\lln of Minneapolis gave several
LIULA^O business men something to
think about when they gathered in a
little conference at the Annex hotel
last week
1 here is an inclination on the
part of man) business men who
ha\e been hard hit by the Wall
street panic to blame President
Roosevelt for all their troubles Mr.
Shevhn s\\s that this may be true,
and, if it is, it is something for which
the country should be grateful to
"There is one thing that will
always stand out as a monument to
Roosevelt, something by which
future generations will aways know
him,' said Mr Shevhn. "He has
the right idea of establishing forest
reserves, of saving the wood for the
people who are coming after us.
But for his firm attitude
in stepping in and not only
preventing the denudation of all the
forests of the country, but suggest
ing the vvav to perserve portions of
them, we would soon have cut all of
the timber
That sounds rather suspicious
coming from a lumberman who
seems to be cutting timber as fast
as he can," said one man
"Perhaps vou are surprised," re
torted Mr. Shevhn, "for I will admit
that I, with other lumbermen, fought
Mr. Roosevelt's proposition for
\ears. Now I am convinced that
he is right I am not the only lum
berman who feels that way, either,
Declares His Prompt Action Has Saved Country From
Financial Disaster.Approves His Method for Saving
Timber and Declares for Third Term.
Bear Us In Mind
If your eyes ache and youi
vision is becoming indistinct,
you may have some error of
refr tion.
Our methods of fitting glasses to the eyes
are the most modern in use.
We will take pleasure
eyes and telling you the
Artificial eyes fitted.
in examining your
facts as they exist.
Specialists in Scientific Treatment and Correction of Eyes
Office Over Post Office BEHIDJI, niNN. Phone 92, Res. 310
Seasonable Shoes
Leather Lined Shoes for tfj^f &f*
The celebrated "Dry Sox" tfjr f^ fc/
Shoes for men tjpO 10 tpO
Cushion Sole Shoes for tf/|
men and women w1*
Felt and Fleece Lined Shoes and Slip-
pers for men, women and children.
Fur Trimmed Slippers for women.
In fact anything in the line of footwearLeather, Felt
or Eubbercan be found here at right prices.
V*HHi \j
for there are many of them who are
heart and soul with Mr. Roosevelt
today on this question of preserving
the forests.
"We know that he is right, and I,
for one, and I believe I have good
company, will work hard for legisla
tion embodying the Roosevelt idea.
It is too late to do much in Minne
sota, but there are big lumber oper
ations coming in the West. Our
company will have mills there, and
I promise you now that we will cut
only one-half of the timber And
we will cut that clean just as we are
doing in northern Minnesota today.
'We will destroy all of the debris.
This will give the country its forest
preserves We will follow out this
plan wherever we operate,
greatest damage in the past
caused by not cutting clean,
lumbermen left all the debris
this easily took fire Through
efforts of President Roosevelt such a
strict system of protection was put
into effect that forest fires are
now practically a thing of the past.
The damage by fire is infinitesimal,
but it used to be a serious proposi
"The lumbermen themselves have
become interested, are co-operating
with the government and with all of
the debris cleaned away and a close
inspection such a thing as a forest
fire will be unknown in the future.
The lumbermen will not lose any
thing by it either and the people will
be the great gainers.
"I am willing tc go on record as
favoring absolutely prohibition by
laws the cutting of more than one
half the timber in each tract from
now on, and I do not care how
stringent the laws are. The country
will get along just as well even if the
supply of available timber is soon
The was The
We have what you want, let us show you
Repair Shop in Connection
Bemidji Cosh Shoe Store
al l# tp O
exhausted. Then we will turn to stone
and cement and still have our
There was no question about the
sincerity of Mr. Shevlin's remarks,
but at the same time there was con
siderable surprise on the part of
those who heard him, as the general
impression has been that the lumber
men favored cutting all of the tim
ber that they could get hold of, and
they knew that Mr. Shevhn had so
much timber in the West that he
would be an operator for years to
come. They were interested in
knowing that he gave President
Roosevelt such hearty support on
the forest proposition, even to pre
dicting that it would shine out
greater in its history than anything
else that he has done, and everyone
knows that Roosevelt has been a
busy man.
"i used to think that Roosevelt
was wrong on many of his proposi
tions," said Mr. Shevlin, ''but I am
now convinced that he has been
right and I have been the one in the
wrong. In common with other busi
ness men I have protested, in my
own mind, at least, against his war
fare against corporations, but I do
not hesitate to say now that I hon
estly believe that Roosevelt has
saved this country trom a disastrous
financial panic that it would take
many years to get over.
"When I was in New York city
not so very long ago I was amazed
to find that the situation was as
rotten as it is. I learned for myself
that Mr. Roosevelt's charges of
crookedness among the high finan
ciers of the country were true. Now
I am with Roosevelt in his fight
against such men as Morse, Ryan
and others. The exposures were a
revelation to me, but knowing that
they are true I am glad to have
them come at the present time. But
for Roosevelt they would have been
allowed to go on with their rotten
work, and then when the bubble did
burst the situation would have been
so much worse than it is at the
present time that there would have
been little chance for recovery.
"Now we are on the right road.
There must be liquidation. There
must be cleaning up and fortun
ately it will not be the masses of
the people who will be hurt. The
country is really in a glorious con
dition right now, and will easily get
over this financial storm. The
people have confidence in Roosevelt
and if they can only find some way
to keep him as president for another
term the task will be so much easier.
The country banks are full of money
and the farmers are prosperous as
they never were before. They are
really the salvation of the country,
and we should all be glad that they
are the ones who have been making
the money.
You find very few people in
Minneapolis worrying over the situa
tion. There is nota city that is in
better financial condition today
than any other place in the country.
The banks there are running over
with money, the people are all em
ployed and they are paying no
attentioh whatever to the troubles
in Wall street. When the flurry is
over they will get the benefit of
improved conditions.
"One happy feature of the pre
sent situation is the demand for
labor. There is no trouble about
finding work for any able-bodied
Plenty of Currency far Legitimate
Owing to the action taken by the banks in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth,
and also the financial institutions of the principal cities of the United States, in
refusing to pay out or ship currency to the country banks, the local banks have
agreed to pay out as little money as possible, and ask the co-operation of the people
in endeavoring to continue business activity as it now is and to use checks in lieu of
currency, where possible.
Both the Fust National Bank and the Lumbermen's National Bank of this city
have plenty of currency to meet legitimate demands.
It is believed the situation will be relieved in a few days, both by gold imports
and by government deposits in national banks.
By F. P. Sheldon, President.
By A. P. White, President.
man. I know this, for I have tried
to hire men lately myself. Those
who were willing to go to work
asked prices that were almost pro
hibitive, but they were able to get
them because of the short supply."
Mr. Pearson, chief engineer of
the Milwaukee railroad, who was
present, confirmed this statement as
far as his road wss confirmed. He
admitted that they were having
great difficulty in getting help for
their construction work.
Wait for the great fur sale to be
held at the Berman Emporium Sat
urday and Monday.
Remembers the Kind "Mother Used to
Make."His Way of Knowing
it Is October.
M. F. Willson, the popular travel
ing man, is a great admirer of a good
old-fashioned mince piethe kind
his 'mother used to make."
Mr. Willson (who is more famil
iarly known as "Bill" )was taken ill
recently has been "laid up for
repairs"at Minneapolis. While he has
been off duty, his mind has turned
to his favorite pie, and he writes
the Pioneer men as follows, from
"My Dear *Doc\
Just as one day in early spring
you walked down the road and all
of a sudden a pranking breeze scam
pered along and brought with it a
whiff of early blossoms, so did you
yesterday walk down street and
suddenly stop and smile at your
self. For some unseen spot there
came to you the teasing, tantaliz
ing, spicy odor of hot mince pie.
'There be many ways of knowing
when one season goes out and the
other comes in, but when the aroma
of hot mince pie gets tangled up
with the rare October atmosphere
then we know that fall is here and
winter is getting on its snowshoes.
"Nobody knows who first made
mince pie, nor under what circum
stances it was invented. It has
been claimed that it came to some
i one in a dream, but that will not
stand reasoning. It brings its own
''Whoever got up the first mince
pie was a benefactor of humanity,
and you may bet all you like that he
did not concoct any measly little
old dried-currant-and-mystery affair
such as the restaurant waiter skids
across the counter at you. Some
people criticise mince pie because
they have never eaten the right kind.
Anybody who has tried to eat the
thing of pasteboard crust and hash
inside does not know what real
mince pie is.
'Real mince pie is as beautiful
and as satisfying to the eyes and
to the senses as are the gorgeous red
and gold leaves upon the trees, as
the incense of the distant burning
dead leaves, as the pearly haze of
the dawn and the flame of the sun
set in this season.
"But when it is flavored with
furniture polish and held in papier
mache it is a fraud and a delusion,
and whoever makes that kind of pie
ought to have to eat it or go to jail."
December 5 Date ofFirst Anniversary.
Makes GoodShowing.-Will Give
Charity Ball.
December 5th will be the first
anniversary of the institution of the
Bemidji Lodge, number 1052, B. P.
O. and the local Elks have de
cided to give a grand charity ball in
celebration olE the first anniversary
of the birth of the institution. The
city opera house lhas been engaged
for the occasion, and it is the inten
tion of the "horned brethern" to
make this dance the best affair of
the kind ever held in Bemidji.
The Bemidji Lodge of Elks is
composed of a hustling "bunch" of
good fellows, who are progressive
and throughly up-to-date, and the
airlodge is in as good condition
as any lodge in northern Minnesota.
Tne membership is constantly in
creasing and the lodge is a credit to
the city, and to the north half of the
I. 0. Converse Visits Bemidji.
I. D. Converse, the publisher of
the Cass Lake Voice, was a visitor
in the city yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Converse was searching the
city for a printer, which is an ex
ceedingly scarce commodity these
The Voice, under Mr. Converse's
management, is one of the best of
north-country papers, and is to the
front always in boosting this coun
E. E. Schulke Harvested Excellent Crop
from Small Farm.--Cut-0ver lands
Very Fertile.
Tenstrike Tribune: E.E. Schulke
who is what one may term a full
fledged, up-to-date farmer, and who
owns a fine farm on the north shore
of Big Medicine lake and although,
his acreage was not quite as large
as a North Dakota farmer's his
yield was much larger and the fol
lowing is the "official" report from
the machine
Oats, 9 acres, 300 bushels.
Barley, 2 acres, 40 bushels.
Wheat, 4 acres, 20 bushels
The grain is all of the finest qual
ity, which goes to show that Bel
trami county soil is well adapted for
all kinds of small grains and cannot
be duplicated any where in the state
for clover* timothy and grasses of all
kinds. Besides Mr. S, raised an
abundance of all kinds of vegetables,
potatoes and corn. He owns his own
threshing machine which is operated
by horse power.
Mr. Schulke this year had thirty
acres under cultivation and within a
a few years, with the assistance of
his sturdy "Swedish boys," will have
his whole farm cleared. In connec
tion with his farm Mr. Schulke also
has a sawmill and manufactures all
kinds of lumber.
Fur sale at the Berman Emporium,
Saturday and Monday.
Much interest is being taken in
the Farmers' Institute which will be
held at the city hall in Bemidji next
Saturday, Nov. 2, on which occasion
it is proprosed to have a rousing
meeting of the farmers in the vicinity
of Bemidji for the purpose of getting
together and listening to the dis
seminating of information on how to
farm in an up-to-date manner.
Prof. A. D. Wilson, superintend
ent of the Minnesota Farmers'
Institute, and A. J. McGuire of
Grand Rapids, superintendent of
the Northeast State Experimental
Farm at Grand Rapids, will be in
attendance at the institute and will
address the farmers.
Messrs. Wilson and McGuire will
speak in both the forenoon and after
noon, and they will have real live
subjects for discussion with the
other farmers who attend the insti
tute. The subjects to be discussed
Diphtheria Patients at Shotley.
Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Blakesly
received a telegram from Jens Knut
son, the chairman of the town board
of Shotley, to the effect that there
was anew case of diphtheria in Shot
ley township, and requested the
attendance of the county physician.
Dr. Blakesly left last evening for
Shotley and immediately attended
the case.
Dr. Blakesly announces that the
fourteen cases, which were quaran
tiued, have all recovered from the
black diphtheria, and are now en
tirely out of danger.
The case reported yesterday is a
new one.
To Log Near Fowlds.
Herman Eikstad, the Frohn far
mer, has taken a sub-contract from
George Kirk, to log from pine tim-
New Canned Goods
We are daily receiving our line of choice
put up by Griffin & Skelly. These goods have no equal
in the market and a trial will convince you of the quality
of our canned fruits and vegetables.
Prices are the same as last year.
Phone 207
Wall Paper
We are offering 1000
rolls of Odds and Ends
in Wall Paper at
1 3 Roll
OXeary & Bowser
One Day Session of Praetical Demonstration of Farming
for This Section of the Country.Good Speakers
for the Occasion.
are as follows: Clearing land dairy
ing growing seed, roots, etc. raising
bacon hogs marketing farm pro
ducts, and several other topics.
The gentlemen announce that
they will be prepared to answer any
questions regarding any subject
pertaining to farming, and more
especially to the requirement of the
farms located in northern Minne
Institutes have been held in St.
Louis county during the past week
and they have been well attended.
Reports from Institutes are to the
effect that great interest has been
manifested in the subjects discussed
by Mr. McGuire and Mr. Wilson.
Everyone interested in agriculture
and the best methods of farming is
urged to attend the Institute, as the
addresses which will be delivered at
the gathering will be of great benefit
to those present.
ber adjoining the village of Fowlds
on the M., R. L. & M. railway.
The timber is located on the claim
of Chester Snow, and belongs to the
C. A. Smith Timber company of
Minneapolis. There are about 800,-
000 feet of timber, which is mostly
white pine of exceptionally good
quality. Mr. Eikstad will at once
commence the erection of a large
camp at Fowlds for the beginning of
logging, at a very early date.
For Sale.
Saw mill, situated in northern
part of country. Will sell cheap.
Call or write, A. A. Andrews, Be
midji, Minn.
The largest and most reliable
stock of fur jackets and fur sets can
be seen at the great fur sale to be
held at the Berman Emporium Sat
urday and Monday.

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