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(From Chas. Hunt's "Purple Book.")
What would you say, Bill, if you
knew that the homes of the best
people in the city were to be thrown
open to your wives and children
tor three days, that your loved ones
were to be entertained during that
time and at the end you were
told that there would be no charge
that the bill was paid? What
would you think of this act for
strangers, only because you were a
member of the greatest fraternity in
the world? Well, that is just what
will happen to you if you attend the
annual meeting of the State Elks'
association at Bemidji next July. It
is only one of many attractions they
will offer you to show you that their
hearts are in the right place, and
that they want you to come and
help them celebrate. In all Elk
dom, no feature like this has ever
been offered.
Bemidji has a population of 5,500.
It would be reasonable to suppose
that such a city could not handle
great crowds: but rest assured that
arrangements are being made out
there to take care of from 2,500 to
3,000 people per day during the
three day session of the association,
and take care of them well. Con
ceding that the hotels and homes
will be filled, tents, with complete
cooking and sleeping equipment, are
to be erected along the shore of the
lake. They will be set up street
fashion, and a police patrol employed
from twilight till dawn to protect
the sleeping inmates against noc
turnal prowlers or irregulars who
always follow crowds. In the warm
days of July the delights of outdoor
sleeping accommodations beside a
beautiful breeze-swept lake can be
easily imagined. Not only are visit
ing Elks requested to bring their
wives and children, but they are
urged to do so, and any buck pos
sessing such treasures is warned
John A. Carlson, One of North Country's
Most Prosperous Tillers of Bel
trami County Soil.
Charles Hunt's "Purple Book" Tells of Plans Being Con-
sidered for Entertaining the State Association of
Elks, in Bemidji, Next July.
Kelliher Journal: John A. Carl
son, the prosperous merchant and
postmaster of Foy, Minn., was a
business visitor in the city Monday.
Mr. Carlson is an enthusiastic
.Rooster for Beltrami county soil, and
believes there is none better in the
entire country to compare with it.
This year Mr. Carlson raised an
exceptionally fine crop of vegetables,
which took several first prizes at the
county fair.
From an acre and a half seeded
to timothy among some pine stumps
he cut over five tons of hay, which
at $12 per ton will yield him a nice
Besides his many other duties Mr.
Carlson finds time to experiment in
an orchard. Several years ago he
set out some crabapple trees,and this
year gathered his first crop of the
fruit. Only a few of the trees bore
fruit, but the yield was good and the
quality excellent.
This is another indication of the
resourcefulness of northern Minne
sota that our skeptical friends in the
southern part of the state can con
template at their leisure.
Pay Taxes Tonight.
Today is the last day for the
payment of the last half of real
estate taxes and parties wishing to
avoid the ten per cent penalty
should see that same sre paid today.
In order to accommodate the
public, County Treasurer G. H.
French will keep the office open
until 9 o'clock this evening..
Local news on last page
that unless they appear with them
they will be in danger of a "souse"
in the lake.
There are 250 launches and "row
boats on Bemidji lake. All of these
will be free to visitors during the
meeting, the only identification
necessary for the visitor being a
badge issued by the local committee
or his Elk emblem. There will be
something doing every minute. Two
hour concerts will be given twice a
day, afternoon and evening, by a
strong band of forty pieces. While
the Elks are busy at their business
sessions of the association, the ladies
of Elkdom will be entertained
through a local committee of Elk
ladies, who are to see that their time
is well employed.
There will be a parade through
the principal business streets, a big
band at the head, followed by Be
midji lodge No. 1052 in costumes of
white, with white hats and purple
bands, the Elkish colors. The
side amusements have not yet
been definitely determined upon, but
they will be of such numerical
strength that not a minute will be
unemployed during the three days.
The loc?l arrangements committee
is now negotiating for the band, but
it is understood that it will be
Flaaten's famous Third regiment
military band of Duluth. LeRoy
Thomas, the well known clarinetist
and musical author, of this city, is
at work upon a march to be called
"Bemidji," dedicated to Bemidji
lodge No. 1052, and it will be played
each day in the open-air concerts
by the band. Bro. Thomas, a good
Elk, is arranging the piano score,
and it will be printed in the Purple
Book immediately after completion,
which will probally be in time for
the November number. Those who
have heard Bro. Thomas' tuneful
compositions will understand that
this effort will be a good one.
Will Return This Week.
Rev. Denniston, pastor of the
Methodist church, will return this
week'and will preachSunday morning
Additional local matter will be found
on fourth page.
T. D. O'Brien So States in Washington
Relative to Governor as Presi
dential Candidate.
Washington, Oct. 31."Governor
Johnson is not a candidate for the
presidential nomination and will
not allow himself to be drawn in as
a favorite son candidate to hold any
states away from William J. Bryan,"
said Thomas D. O'Brien in Washing
ton yesterday.
I have been much impressed with
the favorable' comment I have heard
as to Governor'Johnson, during my
present visit to the east," said Mr.
O'Brien, who has been here upon the
Young habeas corpus case before
the supreme court.
"it is a most remarkable tribute
to the man's personality. He is held
in the highest esteem throughout the
"Governor Johnson feels that the
people of the Democratic party are
united in the opinion that Mr.
Bryan is the logical candidate at the
present time and he will not permit
any use of his name that will inter
fere with Mr. Bryan's candidacy.
"if Mr. Bryan were to withdraw
from the race, Governor Johnson
would be a strong probability for
the nomination."-
Mr. O'Brien was formerly Demo
cratic national committeeman from
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
Claim Championship of Northwestern
Minnesota, But Show No Inclina
tion to Defend Title.
Grand Forks Herald: The chal
lenge of the Bemidji high school
football team which appeared in
Tuesday's Herald is regarded by the
supporters of the East Grand Forks
team semewhat in the nature of a
pleonastic and pneumatic plaint. In
conversation with the Herald the
local manager had the following to
"East Grand Forks won the cham
pionship of northern Minnesota, out
side the head of the lake teams,
in 1906, has successfully defended
the title against all comers this
year, and has at all times aud with
all teams, Bemidji included, taken
an aggressive stand in the matter of
securing playing dates.
"As early as Oct. 15 our manage
ment wrote Supt. Ritchie for a game,
asking at the time for but a $60
guarantee of the $78 necessary for
the trip. In a letter on the 21st the
Bemidji management virtually turned
down the request, refusing to stand
more than $50 of the $72 expense,
'it is not impossible, however, to
meet you on that date, providing
you would play us on Saturday, Nov.
2, and pay all but $50 of your ex
penses' is taken from the epistle.
"Does this sound as though the
locals have flown the saffron flag, or
does it rather appear that Bemidji
would seem not unlike the little fly,
which, perched on the axel of the
carraiage and looking backward as
the carriage sped along the highway,
exclaimed, 'my, what a dust I am
"But laying aside all previous in
ferences and communications the
matter resolves itself into the one
vital question: Has Bemidji any
right in the least mite, to claim a
championship? Was she not defeated
by Grand Rapids, a high school
scarcely 40 miles east of her? If so,
let her tend to her next door neigh
bors before assuming a dictatorial
attitude toward a top nother half
way across the state.
"if Grand Rapids beat Bemidji,
and the latter reluctantly admits
she did, Grand Rapids, and Grand
Rapids alone, would have a bid for
the championship of northern Min
nesota. Grand Rapids, however,
unhesitatingly refused East Grand
Forks a game. The locals agreed
to pay $40 of the $98 necessary for
a trip to that city, but Supt. Free
man would not even consider paying
the fare for forty miles of the way,
stating in a letter: 'it does not
seem proper that Grand Rapids
should pay the entire expense* of the
trip even to and from Bemidji, as
there is very little probability of the
locals getting a return game either
this or next year.'
With these points to consider,
will any one raise the question that
East Grand Forks has been pre
sumptious in claiming the champion
ship of northern Minnesota?" con
tinued the1
ttyfiLi '-ASk
Speakers of Note Will Be Present and Everybody Interested
in Farming Is Invited to Be at the Bemidji City Hall
Saturday, A Day.
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
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
"We stand ready to play all comers
from Duluth high, down to the
smallest in the state. We have
offered to play Duluth Central and
Duluth West End highs, agreeing to
pay all but $60 of the entire expenses
of the trip. We have taken the
initiative in securing dates with
Ada, Warren, Crookston, Fertile,
Grand Forks, U. N. D. second team,
Grafton, Lakota, Hillsboro, May
ville, Lsrimore, Devils Lake, Grand
Rapids, and, be it not overlooked,
with Bemidji herself, and C. A.
Shannon, over whose signature the
challenge in Tuesday's Herald ap
peared, must have been ignorant of
the fact that East Grand Forks had
already been in communication with
Supt. Ritchieeither this or he has
the bad boy's time-worn penchant
for claiming things very much out of
The'proposition of the Bemidji
team was clear and very fair, and
the heated atmospheris "speil"
given above is no answer to the chal
lenge issued to the team to play a
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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
game, either at Bemidji or East
Grand Forks.
Come over, boys, and show us
that you are entitled to the "cham
pionship." It takes games to win
championship laurels, not newspaper
The upshot of the entire matter is
that there will undoubtedly be no
game here Saturday, with any out
side team, and probably the "Forks"
team will never play here.
The above sounds very much like
a back-down on the part of the
"champions of northwestern Minne-
The true status of the standing of
the East Grand Forks high school
football team is (so the Pioneer is
informed, by one who should be well
informed) that at least two men,
and possibly three, are playing on
the team who have no right to be
members of the team. It is said
that Quigiey, one of the strongest
players on the "Forks" eleven, is
taking but two subjects at the
school, and that he is a post-gradute
of the East Grand Forks High
School, which is strictly contrary to
the rules governing eligibility.
^.0 V.
The coroner's jury which was
selected to determine the cause of
death of Carl Akerberg, reconvened
in the city last evening for the pur
pose of reaching a verdict.
The jury listened to the reading
of the report of the state chemist
on the analysis of the stomach and
contents of Carl Akerberg, after
which the members returned a
verdict to the effect that deceased
came to his death from causes to
the jury unknown.
Young Akerberg died rather sud
denly on Sept 19. Some of the
symptoms accompanying the death
indicated poisoning.
There was something resembling
a sensation when the relatives of
young Akerberg intimated* that
death was caused by poison and
desired a coroner's inquest over the
remains of young Carl.
County Coroner Marcum called
an inquest with a jury and a post
mortem was held on the body of
young Akerberg. Tne stomach of
the dead boy was sent to St. Paul
to be anylized, and the coroners
jury adjourned until report of the
finding of the state chemist would
be received. This report was re
ceived a few days ago and was
read to the jury last evening, as
At the Berman Emporium
4 MR. BRUNSWICK, a representative of LASKIN & CO., one of the most noted
Fur Houses in the United States, will have on display at our store for two days the
complete line of the
'State Food and Dairy Department.
"St. Paul, Minn.
"Dr. E. H. Marcum, Bemidji, Minn.
"Dear Sir:I have completed the
analysis of the human stomach and
part of the liver which yoyiorwarded
to me by Great Northern Express,
on Sept. 19th, 1907. I made the
first analysis on about one-third of
the stomach and contents. The
Sale Saturday and Monday, Nov. 2-4,1907
The Most Eventful
Fu Sale of the Season
Celebrated Luskin Furs
Any garment or set delivered from stock or orders taken to your measure for
any garment you may select.
Every article guaranteed the reliability of the Laskin
House and oar own long standing reputation for con-
scientious dealings.
This Sale offers the greatest opportunity to buy your
furs. Seal, Mink, Squirrel, Persian Lamb, Astrakan
Jackets, Sets, Scarfs, Muffs. Every style or grade rep-
resented in this sale.
It will be of exceptional interest to examine the various beautiful
styles in Furs that the style makers of this season create. Any
price of Fur at a great saving.
Don't fail to come to our store Saturday and Monday
whether you wish to purchase or not
Coroner's Jury Reached VerdletJi Inquest Held to Deter-
mine Gttte of Death of Late Carl Akerberg Who
Died September 19th.
results showed that there was pres
ent in that portion a small trace of
strychine, in fact, too small a
quantity to attempt to isolate *n the
pure state and weigh. By an
indirect method, I estimated that
the amount of strychnine was not to
exceed one-sixth thousandth of a
'The next analysis was made on
the piece of the liver, without serious
difficulty, I isolated strychnine, but
again in very small quantity, and
scarcely more than was obtained
from the stomach. I then turned
my attention again to the remainder
of the stomach, usiug this time, a
somewhat modified method of analy
sis, which I have found to yield
good results. After a week pains
taking efforts I finally obtained
again only a quantity of strychnine,
amounting to not more than a trace,
and hardly giving a reaction equival
ent to that which I repeatedly ob
tained on one-sixth thousandth of a
grain of alkloid.
'I have not analyzed the kidney,
believing that in view of the above
results, such analysis would be use
"Yours truly,
"Julius Hortvet, Chemist."
A subpoena was issued by Coroner
Marcum, for Garfield Akerberg,
brother of the dead young man, re
questing him to produce the powders,
concerning which there was consid
erable controversy. Mr. Akerberg
appeared but was unable to produce
the powders, or the analysis of the
same, as the latter was under lock
and key and the owner of the safe
was out of the city.

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