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NE W COUNT OFFICIALS WERE INSTALLE TODA The turn in the political wheel of fortune has resulted in some changes in the official personnel of the Bel trami county officials and commenc ing with today new faces will be seen at the court house Commencing today, after the approval of his bond by the Board of County Commissioners, A. B. Hazen A. B. HAZEN Sheriff commences his initial term as county sheriff. Mr. Hazen is well known to the citizens of Beltrami county, and the Pioneer predicts that he will make a good and popular sheriff. CHESTER MCKUSICK County Attorney Sheriff Hazen has made the fol lowing appointments Joseph Mark ham, jailer, Andrew Johnson, turnkey and Christ Olson, deputy. WILL HOLD IMPORTANT MEETING IN ST. PAUL Commercial Clubs Will Discuss $100,000 State Appropriation Bill for Advertising Minnesota. The second annual convention of the Federation of Commercial Clubs will be held at the old capitol in Saint Paul Jan 14-15, opening on the closing day of the sessions of the Minnesota Agricultural So ciety and following the sessions of the North Star Daily Press Associ ation. These dates were cLosen for the purpose of permitting the dele gates to both of the other meetings to be present. The program was decided upon at a session of the executive committee, held in Saint Paul this week, and will be divided into general sections, each taking up a question of great importance to the state. Following the opening of the con vention and preliminary business, the afternoon session will be devoted to the question of advertising Minne sota and securing farmers for the state's 20,000,000 acres of vacant lands. The Federation's bill for an increase of the state's advertisirg funds from $12,500 yearly to $100,000 will be read and discussed before presentation to the legislature. Main divisions of the general question will be presented in addresses each followed by an open debate. The following morning the con- Judge Stanton Is Relieved by B. F. Wright of Park Rapids. Chester McKusick Succeeds Henry Funkley as County Attorney.A. B. Hazen is Sheriff. iK A^*SB4JU^4 IP'P'1" mmummm fBS^ |-ff^f^tf^^R^s B. F. Wright of Park Rapids be comes the junior judge of the Fif teenth Judicial district, taking the place of C. W. Stanton. Chester McKusick, who was elect ed county attorney, made a number of promises as to changes and con ditions he would try to bring about, and upon that platform he takes office today as county attorney, taking the place of former county attorney, Henry Funkley. M. G. Slocum is the newly-elected and qualified court commissioner, taking the place of Judge of Probate Clark, who was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Porter Nye. M. E. Ibertson assumes the responsible position of county M. E. IBERTSON Coroner coroner, succeeding Dr. E. H. Mar cum. Two new commissionrs take their seats today, Hehc Clementson, who is well and favorably known at Bau dette, succeeds George Gunderson in the second district, and Viggo Peterson, one of the substantial far mers of the fourth district, takes the place of J. H. Wagner. The board of county commissioners consists of the following First district, Wes Wright Second district, Hehc Clementson Third district, F. O. Sibley, Fourth district, Viggo Peterson Fifth district, A. W. Danaher. vention will devote an entire session to the subject of the work of the feder ation, building up the strength of local clubs, and state development subjects. The afternoon session will be de voted to the question of good roads and experts will address the conven tion on how to build Minnesota roads that will be adequate out of the materials at hand, and at such a cost that the work may be generally engaged in. Other interesting subjects will be considered and prominent men will deliver addresses. The delegates will be tendered a reception follow ing the first day's session, by leading business men of the two cities. Masquerade Was Huge Success. The masquerade which was held last evening in the Coliseum roller rink was a great success and was attended by an exceptionally large crowd. The costumes were of unusual interest, many of those present show great talent in "taking off" the characters which they represented. Messrs. Kinney and Wyler are to be congratulated upon the success which attended their earnest efforts to please the public. Week of Prayer. The public is cordially invited to worship in a Union Prayer service each evening this week in the Pres byterian church. This evening Rev. J. H. Deniston will preach, his theme will be "Positive Orthodox Belief." VOLUME 6. NUMBER 221. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 5, 1909. Suspected Forger Bound Over. Bert Currier, a "lumberjack" arrested in this city Sunday even ing, was arraigned yesterday after noon before H. A. Simons, justice of the peace, on a charge of forgery and waived examination, being bound over to the grand jury at the next term of the district court for Beltrami county which will be held in this city in February. Currier is charged with having secured $19 on a check on which it is alleged he had forged the name of Dan Robinson, a Tenstrike logger and farmer. Auction 300 Horses. Grand Opening Auction Tues. Jan. 5, 09. Commencing 10 30 at New Sale Pavillion South St. Paul Horse Exchange, Loggers, Farm Horses and Mares. Horses of all kind. If you want one horse or car load attend this great auction. Every animal must sell to highest bidder, nothing reserved. Union Stock Yards, So. St. Paul, Minn. Auction every Tuesday. Auctioneer Baird. Local News on Last Page. 'jAN'Y THE BEMED^I DAILY PIONE Bed Spreads at 20 per cent discount. Dress Ginghans at 10c per yard. 12c and 15c Bleached Muslin at 9c. ii ii-ifcn COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HOLDING SESSION HERE A. W. Danaher Has Been Elected Chairman ot County Board.Offic- ials Working Hard. The new Board of County Com missioners met this morning in the commissioners' rooms and organized for the coming year. A. W. Danaher was elected chair man of the hoard, receiving three votes, while Web Wright received two votes. A ballot was then taken and Viggo Peterson was fchosen vice-chairman. The bond of Chester McKusick as county attorney, in the sum of $1,000, with John F. Gibbons and G. E. Carson as sureties, was approved. The bonds of A. B. Hazen as sheriff in the sum of $5,000 and M. A. Clark as judge of probate, in the sum of $1,000 and the sure ties thereon were accented and approved. New spring line of Challies at 5c per yard. Our entire line of Table Linen at 20 per cent discount. We have on hand a large and splendid as- sortment of Ladies' Fur Trimmed Coats* just what you want in cold weather. We want to close them out quickly. Come and get one at 25 per cent discount. Historical Society. Muslin Underwear The making of special prices on our winter line of Muslin Underwear will gain special favor for this great January Clearance Sale. We are un- doubtedly showing the largest line in the city. Shirt Wadsts The most astonishing Waist values ever offered in Bemidji. Evefy waist up to the minute in style and the highest quality workmanship shown. This can not fail to interest you at our January Clearance Sale. Dress Goods Our entire line of Dress Goods will be sold at exactly one-fourth off from the former price, which means a great saving to the purchaser. You will find our shelfs filled with new and up-to-date patterns to select from. Shoes We carry the celebrated line of Dorothy Dodd the Buster Brown Blue Ribbon shoes for misses. and children, two of the best shoes ever manufactured on the American continent. We will place them on sale at 20 per cent discount. We have just received a shipment of Mill Ends of Lace Curtains, both in Nuttingham and Brussels Lace Nets, good values at $1.00 and $1.50. We will place them on sale at 25 cents each length, as long as they last, during our January Clearance Sale. THE BAZAAR STORE ^tiirlit Townsite Rr Tm The board then fixed the salary df the county attorney for the en suing year in the sura of $1,000 and also voted $200 as the county attor ney's contingent fund. Nels Otterstad of Turtle River was appointed appraiser of state lands. Mr. Otterstad has held this position for the past four years, and has given imminent satisfaction. Frank Chapman was appointed supervisor of assessments to take the place of John A. Thoreen. Mr. Chapman receives a salary of $5 per day for actual service, he to pay his own expenses. Buried This Afternoon. OUR. GREAT G. N. Hildreth, a farmer living south of Shevlin who died Satur day of Bright's disease, was buried this afternoon in the cemetery at Shevlin. Mr. Hildreth had several friends in this city. Horses for Sale. I will have for sale in the City of Bemidji one car load of heavy draft horses, weight thirteen to seventeen hundred pounds. Horses will be here in a day or two. John Wahlberg. CLEARANC E will start Thursday morning bright and early with the opening of our store doors, and we intend to make this sale a record breaker in the history of our store. N values of equal merits have ever been offered in this city, and the savings offered are features no shfewd buyer will overlook,^ Standard American Print, light and dark patterns, during this sale only 6c per yd. 1 lot Torchon Laces at only 2 l-2c per yard. Our entire line of Valenciennes Laces at 20 per cent discount. Our entire line of Tailored Skirts at 1-4 off from the former low price. 1 lot Men's Fleece Lined Underwear at 38c per garment. Our entire line of Ladies' and Children's wool and fleece lined Underwear at 20 per cent discount. 1 lot Men's Mackinaw Coats at $1.89 each. Try one and you will find it is the best bargain ever offered you in the city. City Clerk Maloy submitted to the city council last evening his estimate of running the city govern ment for the year 1909, placing the probable expenses at a total of $25,874.74. The estimate was itemized as follows: Lighting city $4,800 00 Inteiest on bonded indebt edness 1,253 83 Interest on city orders.... 730 91 Fire department 1,200 00 Official printing, job work, etc 400 00 Water works and repair... 2,000 00 Salarias of city officers and employees 8,500 00 Street repairing and grad- shoes for ladies and WW% s -ji%* ?3* City Clerk Naloy Furnishes Council With Estimate of $25,874.74 as Expense of Operating City in 1909. Question of City Poor Is a Hard Problem to Solve. i rfi urilWMN MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FORTY CENTS PER MONTH CIT GOV'T. WIL COST NEARL $26,000 I N 1909 ing, etc 4,000 00 Mayor's cantingent fund.. 200 00 Library 1,750 00 Poor 1,040 00 Total ..$25,874 74 This estimate is $4,874.74 larger than the one furnished a year ago, the increase is due to the change from the county to the township system of caring for the poor and the expense of running the Carnegie library which is soon to be erected in this city. The question of caring for the city poor and sick was again taken up and discussed. Dr. *Blakeslee was present and stated that he felt he had done his duty as city health officer and would resign as soon as the council had appointed a city physician, as he believed that the duties of the two offices should be performed by one man. On account of the failure in ad vertising for a city physician to insert a clause stating that such officer should transport the worthy poor and sick to the poor house, the council decided to reject all bids and return them unopened and to re advertise, the city attor ney being instructed to draw up a proper notice for publication. Upon motion it was decided to advertise for the lowest bids for a keeper of the city poor house the latter to furnish food and clothing, plac_of habitation for city poor and to care for patients with con tagious diseases. The council set aside $75 from the general fund for the purpose of transporting non-resident poor to their homes or their friends instead of keeping them at the expense of the city. The warrant was drawn in favor of E. J. Gould, as chairman of the poor committee. The report of the municipal court for the week ending Monday January 4th, showing $85 paid into the city treasury, was accepted and placed on file. City Clerk Maloy read a state ment of the fees, amounting to $62.60, received in addition to his regular salary during the year 1908, the council accepting the report and ordering it placed on file. In addition to the regular bills for ordinary expenses which were taken up, the bill of the State Inebriate Asylum of two per cent of all monies collected since last July on liquor licenses was allowed. The bill amounts to two per cent of $9,000 or $180. A bill was also presented and allowed showing a balance of $151.52 due on water meters purchased during the year. During 1908 the city bought $740.10 worth of meters. Little Son Is Dead. Little Claire Dale, the two-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Getchell of this city, expired this morning after being ill only a few days with pneumonia. Mr. Getchell left two weeks ago i for South Carolina to make some*^ estimate on timber and is at present, ~^M unaware of the death of his infant^ son. 1909 Diaries. The largest and best line of 1909v diaries ever carried in this part of-* the state can now be seen at the Pioneer office. *,,i r* -j. *sz Sfii =13 m -4 ?$ .As IB Ml ty. & 3 if }*Z We have made special efforts ot secure the largest assortment ever shown in the northwest. Those who want special kinds should call early and make theit selection. Jebe Entertainers The Jebe entertainers will appear at the City Opera House Thursday afternoon January 7, at 8:30. The Jebe's are nu^ touring the North west and their appearance here will meet with favor. Admissioa*!v50 cents.