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VOLUME 5. NUMBER 206.
In response to an inquiry made by A. G. Rutledge of Bemidji rela tive to the work that is being done by the State Immigration Bureau, George Welsh, the commissioner of immigration, gives out the following: 'One of the first duties of the Immigration Department of this state is to acquaint her own citizens with the possibilities and opportuni ties within her borders. I am sorry to admit that the people of our own state do not appreciate the untold wealth now lying dormant in the agricultural possibilities of the state of Minnesota. 'The state covers a distance of 403 miles from north to south, sup plying a diversity of soil and climate, and consequently a variety of farm products, the residents of one sec tion being unfamiliar with the pro ducts of the other. I believe if the people of our own. state were more familiar with the various resources it would materially aid in the develop ment of all sections. The people of the state are awakening to this con dition and are now anxious to- bring together people from the different sections of the state. With this end in view, the St. Paul Commercial Club has taken the initiatory step by issuing a call for a federation of the commercial clubs of this state on January 16 and 17. If this move ment proves to be a success, and I see no reason why it should not be, it will be a means by which the people from the various counties will familiarize themselves with the conditions of progress of the others, and stop sectional feeling by pro moting a general sentiment for a UNITE EFFORT BEING PUT FORTH FOR IMMIGRATIO N Immigration Commissioner George Welsh Securing Data for a United Effort to Biing Settlers to Minnesota. Plenty Agricultural Lands Left. Subscribe For The Pioneer. v. boost of the entire state, the benefits of which will be distributed equally. 1 There is a general awakening throughtout the country to the latent possibilities of agricultural de velopment of the state of Minnesota. Not more than 40 per cent of her good agricultural land is now being tilled, and yet Minnesota stands fourth in cereal crop productions when compared with the 46 states of the" Union. Under an average state of agricultural development i is fair to presume that Minnesota will stand at the top. Her agricultural lands are sold at a lower price per acre than any other section in America, when we consider their productive value, and the only reason that there is not a flood of immigration coming to our state is, that those living without her borders are unacquainted with her oppor tunities. "The Immigration Department is receiving hundreds of inquries from all parts of the United States regard ing the opportunities for purchasing lands in Minnesota, jyhich are mak ing it necessary for the department to compile statistical information by counties. This work is now pro gressing, and we hope to have it ready for print in the near future. For many of the facts in this compi lation we must depend upon the generosity of the public-spirited citi zens in the various counties of the state. When the proper interest is developed among our citizens so that a united effort is made from every county in the state for a greater development, Minnesota bids fair to head all her sister states in general farming." A Christmas Surprise for Everybody A HOLIDAY STOCK THAT IS FIRST IN VARIETY AND QUALITY, AND FAIREST IN PRICE Our Beautiful Display of Gifts Meets All Requirements from First to Last We have a MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT of the Presents that Everybody Appreciates. 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Dinehart Says Financial Conditions Will Delay This Payment Until March or April. State Treasurer C. C. Dinehart while in the city Tuesday, stated to the Pioneer that the money apportioned for state aid to schools will not be paid until some time after the first of the year. He said: "it has been the custom of the treasury department of the state to from year to year borrow the neces sary amount of money required to pay the amount due the schools of the state from the twin city banks. "We had made all arrangements to secure this money Saturday be fore the order made by the bank ers not to ship any more money from the city. Monday morning, when we were ready to complete the final arrangements the bankers simply informed us that no more money could be paid out until the condi tions were more settled." In connection with this, Mr. Dinehart has sent out to county treasurers the following letter: "To county and school officers: "So many inquiries have been di rected to this department asking when the state aid to schools could be expected that it has been deemed advisable to issue this letter giving the situation as it exists. "The legislature of the state has made the appropriation available in October, and in so doing has anti cipated the revenues which do not reach the treasury until the follow ing March. The fall months mark the lean period in the finances of the state and as a result the state is each year compelled to borrow several hundred thousand dollars. The necessity for this arose this year, but owing to the unfortunate condition of the money market, it has been impossible to borrow as heretofore. In fact, negotiations were completed for the loan to cover this $830,000 appropriation but were abruptly broken off when this present financial situation appeared] Accordingly, there has stay ,-& Jfewtfeaa BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1907. not been a sufficiently large cash balance on hand to meet the war rants if they were sent out. 1 The officials of the state are using all the means in their power to make arrangements for the loan, and when they can be made or when the funds for this purpose reach the treasury, the aid will be immediately sent out. "Please be kind enough to give this communication as much pub licity as possible, particularly to the "treasurers of... the school dis tricts. "Respectfully, "Clarence C. Dinehart, State Treasurer. Announcement. Owing to the advance in paper and all newspaper materials, the Pioneer will, after January 15th, 1908, raise the subscription price as follows: The weekly will be charged at the rate of $1.50 per year instead of $1.25 as heretofore. After January 15th, 1908, those subscribers to the daily and the weekly Pioneer, who live outside of this county, whose papers are sent to them in a single wrapper, and wish to have the paper sent them will be required to pay in advance. Thfe paper will not be sent unless it is paid for- This notice is given early so that sll who are in arrears will have sufficient time to settle their accounts before that time. Statements "will be sent to all who are in arrears and they will be expected to pay u all that is due and a year in advance on the weekly, and at least three months in advance on the daily. The "single list," as |t is termed is practically a dead loss to a newspaper. A fewJceep their sub scription up, but more let them run along until they are hard to collect and many are not collected, but the editor has pay the pos tage each -week on all papers that go out side of the county, and also has to pay all other expenses of furnishing the paper and mailing it. The Pioneer at all times aims to give to its readers the best news service possible, and the money saved by hot permitting these accounts from the "single list" to run will be used to better the paper. The list will be carefully watched from month to month and on the first of each month all whose sub scriptions expires within the next six weeks following the date of the month will be notified of the exact date of the expiration of his subscrib tion.. SICK MAN FELL FROM TRAIN AT BLACKDUCK Was on His Way to Hospital for Treat ment. Supposed to Have Been De mented. "Meets Instant Death. Mike Kiosky, a Russian Polander who came from the old country six months ago, was instantly killed between Funkley and Blackduck yesterday morning. \Kiosky was being taken to the Blackduck hospital by two nephews, and in an unguarded moment fell from the platform of thecsrr to instant death. He was not missed until the train reached Blackduck and the nephews, who were accom panying him, went back to make investigation and found his mangled body two and one half miles from ^Blackduck. An examination of the remains made by Coroner Lahr last night showed that Kiosky sustained a fractured skull and that death was instanteous. Kiosky was supposed to be sick and was being taken to the hospital for treatment, but it developed now that he was insane, being under the delusion that someone was trying to kill him. He was forty years of age and leaves a wife and family in the old country. .:2 i* ^I The remains were brought to this city this morning by the coroner and interment will be made in the county poor farm cemetery, Rev, Father O'Dwyer officiating at the funeral. DEFECTIVE PAGE "BIG BEMIDG" TO PLAY CR00KST0N SATURDAY The Crookston Team Has Some Good Players and an Interesting Game is Promised. The "Big Bemidg" basketball team will play two games against the Crookston basketball team on next Saturday evening and.Sunday after noon. These games are on the regular schedule which the local team has formed for its contests to determine the championship of northern Min nesota. It is expected that both games will be very warmly contested as Bemidji has shown that it has some remarkably fast players and the Crookston team is possibly the fastest five in the city. Last year Bemidji won two games from a Crookston team, in one of which it left the visitors without a score. Floyd Brown's inability to take part in the first half of the game on account of the Christmas rush, is to be regretted as the work of the team will be decidedly weak ened without their usual center and captain. The locals have strong hopes of taking both of the coming games and to that end will put their best available line-up in the field as fol lows: "Big Bemidg"H. Geil and T. Markham, forwards L. Heffrou, center W. Csllins and G. Peterson, guards F. Brown, substitute. Crookston TeamWattam and Lommen, foiwards Carlson, center McLaughlin and Beaudin, guards Moulton, substitute Edson Jerome, manager. Masquerade Skating Carnival. A masquerade skating carnival will be given at the rink Christmas night (December 25). Those.desir ing masks should apply at-the rink. Copyright 1907 by Schaffner & Marx Bemidji, Minn. Connelsvelle, Pa., Dec. 19. (Special to Pioneer.)Early this morning four hundred miners were entombed in the Darr mines of the Pittsburg Coal company at Jacobs Creek, on the Youghiogheny river eight miles east of here. Of the four hundred who are lost in the mine fully one hundred are Americans and three hundred are Hungarians. A teirific explosion was heard in the vicinity of the mine and shortly after large volumes of smoke began to issue in heavy columns from the Indoor Baseball Game. An indoor baseball game will be pulled off at the Grand Opera House Rink tomorrow evening, Dec. 19, between two strong teams which have recently been organized in the city, composed of husky ath letes namely as follows: Benson Carter Mitchell Bush Conabare ss Foster Kermode ss Billideau Arneson lb Lycan Grovle 2b FOU HUNDRE ME N BURIED IN PENN. MIN E EXPLOSION Unfortunate Men Cannot Be Rescued as Mine Is oh Ftre and Help nnot Reach Them.Terrible Explosion. Mine Torn to Pieces. Solberg Grimoldby 3b McDonald Getchell rf Hilliby Carlton If Dennis There will be skating before the game. Have Gone to Chicago. A message received this morning by Harry Geil from Prof. Thomas Symington, states that it will be some time before he and Mrs. S)7mington will return to this city. Mrs. Symington is still in very A FEW SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR FINE STOCK SUITABLE TO MEN. Mufflers,pleckwearV Fancy Vests, Fancy Suspenders, Scarf Pins, Underwear, Hosiery, Shirts, Silk Handker- chiefs, Collars and Gaffs, Hats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens, Night Robes, Suit Cases, Far Collars, Sweaters, Shoes, mouth of the mine which was of a slope variety. The mouth of the mine is a total wreck and this circumstance con nected with the raging fire which was discovered raging inside pre vented effectually any attempt at rescuing the imprisoned men. The violence of the explosion which completely rent the inside of the mine and presence of fire which blocked conditions at the mouth of the slope makes it imprac ticable to rescue the imprisoned men. There is not much hope for the unfortunate men. poor health and Mr. Symington intends taking her to Chicago, Detroit or New Haven in the hopes of effecting a cure of cancer, with which she has been suffering for some time. Rip Van Winkle. The play "Rip Van Winkle" will be given at the City Opera House this evening. This is a popular play and the same will be given by the company, which has been here the past two evenings. Prices 25c, 35c and 50c. Diaries. The Pioneer has just received a large iine of 1908 diaries, suitable for business and professional men. An early selection should be made, as they will not be carried in stock after January first. Marriage License. Thomas Nygaard Esta Jenson. If you come to ua for clothes we'll see that you get what you want that's what we are here for. We've got inhere ready to wear. Gifts for Men Gill Bros/ is undoubtedly the men's store of Northern Minnesota. When they buy furnishings here they know they are right as tq tyle, quality arid price. A woman can come to Gill Bros/ and blind-folded pick out a tie, for instance, and get one that is correct in every detail. Next Door to First National Bank l# r. iJ