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THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MAT-
TER AT THE POSTOFFICE AT BEand
MIDJI, MINN., UNDER THE ACT OF
MARCH 3, 1879.
In the City of Bemidji the papers-are
delivered by carrier. Where the deliv
ery is irregular please make immediate
complaint to this office. Telephone 31.
Out of town subscribers will confer a
favor if they will report when they
do not get their papers promptly.
Every subscriber to the Daily Pioneer
will receive notice about ten days be
fore his time expires, giving him
opportunity to make an advance pay
ment before the paper is Anally stopped.
One month, by carrier .40
One year, by carrier 4.00
Three months, postage paid 1.00
Six months, postage paid 2.00
One year, postage paid 4.00
The Weekly Pioneer^
Eight pages, containing a summary
of the news of the week. Published
every Thursday and sent postage paid
to any address for 1.50 in advance.
Published every afternoon except Sun
day by the Bemidji Pioneer Publishing
Company. Ch E. CABSOK. E. H. BEHXT.
HABOLD J. SANE, Editor.
The county board of equalization
having gone on record as believing
the original Crookston Lumber com
pany assessment wag fair and equit
able was forced to lay the cost of the
reduction on Bemidji instead of the
entire county. Otherwise the mem
bers would have opened themselves
to criticism for changing what they
professed to be a just opinion.
At first glance, it might seem that
it was not exactly just that Bemidji
real estate should be assessed and
extra ten per cent in order to make
up the deficiency caused by lowering
the figures of the lumber company,
but the board members evidently
thought that as long as they consid
ered the original assessment just
from the view point of the entire
county and the Bemidji people
who signed the petition did not agree,
it was only right that Bemidji should
make good the loss.
The board stood pat on its former
decision by making Bemidji make up
the loss to the county.
Turn It Off.
Mr. Weatherman, kindly turn off
the water at once.
To Whom Did He Talk?
"I never witnessed such a change
of sentiment. The whole of North
ern Minnesota is for Eberhart," says
Andrew Horngren, deputy commis
sioner of labor, in the Duluth News
Tribune. The News-Tribune has
been an Eberhart paper for some
time but it goes pretty far when it
prints such interviews. Mr. Horn
gren is certainly not well posted.
Farmers Don't Want It.
If Mr. George P. Hampton, secre
tary of the Farmers National com
mittee on postal reform, speaks the
opinions of farmers generally, they
do not want the Bourne parcels post
and they do want the Garden-Goeke
Lewis postal express. Senator La
Follette presented a communication
from Mr. Hampton in which he criti
cises the Bourne bill and conclusive
ly shows that its rates will leave to
the express companies the most prof
itable part of the business and give
to the postoffice department the un
The Bourne bill, which, by the
way, Postmaster General Hitchcock
pronounces a comprehensive and
scientifically constructed measure,
creates distance zones of 50, 150, 300,
600, 1,000, 1,400 and 1,800 and more
miles. It starts with a one-pound
unit and a five-cent rate for the
first zone, increased one cent for each
succeeding zone. It increased the
rate by three cents for each addition
al pound in the first zone, by four
cents in the second, by five cents in
the third, by six cents in the fourth,
by seven cents in the fifth, by nine
cents in the sixth, by ten cents in
the seventh and by twelve cents in
the more than 1-100-mile zone. The
mathematical, rather the arithmeti
cal progress in these rates is, proba
bly what led the postmaster general
to term the scheme "scientific."
Mr. Hampton illustrates his criti
cism of the rates proposed by a table
giving the zones and the proposed
rates from one to the eleven pound
maximum. In one column he gives
the Bourne rates and in a second one
the average express rates for the
same distance. Across the table he
draws a line. All the Bourne rates
above the line are lower than the ex
press rates and would be competitive
all below the line are higher than
the express rates and would not be
competive. Up to seven pounds in
the first, to five pounds in the sec
ond, to four pounds in the third and
fourth, to .three pounds in the fifth,
sixth and seventh zones, the rates are
competitive. Below those weights
the Bourne rates are higher than the
express rates. The latter are those
established by the recent order of the
interstate commerce commission.
As the fifty-mile zone includes all
territory east of the Mississippi,
north of Washington, D, C the Ohio,
river, Missouri and parts of Michigan
Wisconsin, it can be readily seen
that the best part of the territory for
package carriage is left to the ex
piess companies by the higher rates
of the Bourne bill.
Other tables presented in Mr.
Hampton's protest give comparisons
of rates for the different zones with
Bourne bill rates, the express
rates, ordered by the commerce com
mission, the "government cost," the
rates feasible under present contracts
of express with railroads and the
rates feasible under the Gardner
Goeke-Lewis plan. Taking the fifty
mile zone, the one through which the
bulk of produce from farmers to con
s'lraers would move, his table shows
that the five-pound Bourne bill would
be seventeen cents the reduced ex
press rate twenty-two cents the gov
ernment cost 6.7 cents the railway
express contracts were fourteen cents
and the postal express were eight
cents.Fargo Courier Journal.
THIS DATE IN HISTORY.
1672Massacre of the Brothers
De Witt at The Hague.
1745Francis Asbury, the first
Methodist bishop in America, born in
England. Died in Richmond, Va.,
March 31, 1816.
1794Gen. Anthony Wayne de-
^n# r^ l^asU^--^J
jt Invest in Land
At only $10.00 per acre
You kave the choice of 12 till
The land is easily cleared and
is gradually sloping, except
about 80 acres of rolling land
around a small lake. Good
graded roads to Turtle River
F. M. MALZAHH
Minnesota Ave. Bemidji,*
MEGR0TH VARIETY STORE
This store makes a
specialty of 5 and 10c
wares. Other house
hold necessities for 10
cents and up. You'll
find this "The Store
that serves you best
at all times."
BEMIDJI MUSIC HOUSE
614 Minnesota Ave., Bemidji
Wholesale and retail Pia
nos, Organs and Sewing
J. BISIAR, MANAGER.
SCHWANDT & MARIN.
Prompt Attention Given to
All Phone and Mail Orders.
Table Luxuries A Specialty.
Phone 33. 8 4
314 Minn. Ave., Bemidji.
FARMERS LAND CO.
Northern Minnesota Lands
for sale. Information re
garding land buying cheer
Security State Bank Bldg.,
ERS AND JOBBERS
They are especially pre
pared to promptly fill all or
dera in their various lines of
Largest stock of Diamonds
and Watches and the finest
equipped workshop In North
era Minnesota. Special or
der -work given prompt at
tention. Estimates furnished.
feated, the Indians hear Maumee
ids, in Ohio. 1
1829Adrianoplel taken by
1833Benjamin Harrison. twen
ty-third president of the U. S bomStates,
in North Bend, O. Die* in Indian
apolis, March 13, 1901.
1847American army routed the
forces of Santa Anna at Cherubusco,
a strongly fortified place near^ thti
city of Mexico. *_J#^
1865Final proclamation of the
cessation of hostilities in the civil
1908United States battleship
fleet welcomed at Sydney, N. S. W.-
THIS IS MY 52nd BIRTHDAY.?"
Raymond Poincare, the French
premier whose visit to the Czar of
Russia is now a leading subject of
discussion in European chancelleries,
was born in Bar-le-Duc, France,
August 20, 1860. He studied law
and literature in Paris and took his
degree as soon as he was of age. He
was appointed secretary of the advo
cates' conference and became a friend
and associate of M. Melius and thely
late Jules Ferry. His political car
eer began with his election to thethe
chamber of deputies in 1887. He
served several times in various cabi
nets and has twice held the premier
ship. M. Paincare is regarded as one
of the most distinguished and per
haps the most versatile figure in
French public life, being a lawyer,
philosopher, artist, writer ^tnd par-pation.
THE BEMIDJI LEAD
in the World
Flour may be right and not
But it can't be CREMO and
not be right.
FALLS & CAMERON.
Cor. 4 th St. & Irvine Ave.
Buy your needs
for the School
in Bemidji at the
BEMIDJI PIONEER SCHOOL
Suits made to your meas
Get your fur coat fixed ov
Shells from $28 up.
Everything in the tallor
ing line at
NORRIE THE TAILOR.
4 05'Minnesota Ave.
FARM LOANS MADE
Security State Bank
Interest paid on Sav
Dry Goods, Shoes, Groceries
Third St. Bemidji "x
NO NORTHERN NA
RT NATIONAL TI
HE BANK ON
E N OLD, STRONG AND AT,
Our local merchants and
the officers are the stockhold-,
era of this bank.
liamentarian, and.^a. jnem
Congratubi^on Cardinal MartiffenT,"Wh6*'was the
firstt^apal-delegate to the United
sixty-four years^ old today.
Henry T. Rainey, ,||pre^fntat|^ in
congress of the Twentieth Illinois dis
trict, fiftxrtwo years old today.,
Brig. Gen. J9Hjf. Sfeerel^^r-S^^.-H**
commander of the department of Tex
as, sixty-three years old today.
Arthur P. Rugg, chief justice of
the supreme court nit Massachusetts,
fifty years old today. *V -**^-*i
Professor Wilfred H. Munro, for
twenty years professor of history at
Brown University, sixty-three years
tlOO Beward, 9100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all Its stages, and
that Is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being
foundation of the diseased and giving5
stltutional treatment. Hall's1
Cure Is taken internally, acting ..direct-
upon the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the diease, and giving
patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in do
ing its work. The proprietors nave so
much faith in its curative powers that
they offer One Hundred Dollars for any
case that it falls to cure. Send for list
Address P. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo,
Sold by all Druggists, 76c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti-
Write an Ad For Us
ROE & MARKUSEN.
MONEY TO LOAN
ON FARM LANDS.
JOHN G. ZTEGLER.
B. J. NEELY
DO NOT PELAY
Insure with the
L. Perman Agent
Phone 180 Miles Block
W. G. 8CHR0EDER
Wholesale and Retail
Flour, Feed and Groceries
Mail Orders given prompt
Minnesota Ave., Bemidji
THE GIVEN HARDWARE CO
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Send your Mall Orders to T~-L ...,.._
GEO. T. BAKER and CO.
3 IS Minnesota Ave
7 M. ?.^CUNNINGHAM
v*** SX i
General Job and Repair Work
410 America Ave.
First Mortgage Loans
City and Farm
O and 6, O'Letary-sVswser .Bldg.
If you are particular In what
you eat, call and let us show
you one of the cleanest and most
modern bakeshops in Northern
Did you ever try? Here's your opportunity. You can earn one dollar or a three months' subscription to the Pioneer. Find the space below in which it
says "write an ad" then write one to fill that space. Tell what you know about the firm advertised. 5end your ad to the "Ad" Editor of the Pioneer
before August 13. You have several days. Get busy. The best ad wins. $1.00 cash for best ad for Roe & Markusen. Three months' subscrip-
tion for second choice.
A NEW CHANGE EVERY THURSDAY
Dray and Transfer
SAFE AND PIANO MOVING
Res. Phone 68
818 America Avenue
Office Phone 12
All kinds of building ma
terial, as much or as little as
you like at the
ST. HILAIRE RETAIL LUM-
Coal and wood also for sale
BUILDING. Minnesota Ave. and R. R. S
The cleanest and best restau
rant in town.
Open Day and Night Prl
vate Dining Rooms Af ter
Theater Parties A
Remore Hotel Building.
MILLER'S REPAIR SHOP
313 2nd St. Phone 359
BEMIDJI PIONEER PUB. CO.
Wholesalers and Retailers
of Typewriter Paper and
You save the middleman's
profit when you buy here.
Full ream boxes at from 76
cents and up.
Security State Bank Bldg.
We do general repair work
of all kinds. Gasoline and
steam engines a specialty.
ShopRear of Pioneer Bldg.
INKS PENS PENCILS
BEMIDJI PIONEER PUB. CO.
I Bemidji, Minn.
*T 94*00 (*k
THE CASH GROCER.
The best goods a.t the lowest
a 0 R. J. FENT0N,
313 4th St. Phone 216
Wholesalers and Retailers
Service and satisfaction. Mail
Orders given that same ser
vice you get in person.
Third St. Bemidji, Minn.
Phone 295 814 Beltrami Ave.
Wholesale and Retail.
Fresh candy, best in the
world, from our own factory.
Get wise. It will please
her to buy her a box of can
dy or take her for refresh
ments to the
BEMnJ CANDY KITCHEN
319 Beltrami Ave.^^
MAKER OF SHOES TO
Repair work neatly done.
First class shoe shining
parlors for Ladies and Gen
310 Minnesota Ave.
BELTRAMI COUNTY SAV-
ING AND BUILDING
is a home institution, and
has money to loan to build
with or to buy a home.
W. C. KLEIN, Secretary
Rooms 6 and 6
The store that treats you
Crockery, Glassware, House
hold Necessities used every
day. Then come to the store
that saves you money.
CARLSON'S VARIETY STORE
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2HSJ? Hicowilhtlieoxpeiuo bono* amounthoroinractopposite any tyl
ffIHetioBry sefocUd (which coven the items of the cost of packing, express
from the factory, checking, dork hire and other Mcowary EXPENSE items).
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Today pictures made from
the films you send in this
Enlarging, Framing, Copying
Third St. Bemidji
HAVE YOU EVER DANCED
If you want to dance on a
good floor with good music
don't forget to come to our
Wednesday and Saturday
Admission 10c Ladies Free
J. P. LAHR
Furniture, Ruga and Stoves,
Phone call 178-2.
323 Minnesota Ave.
RUDOLPH W.* K0EP*P*
Blacksmith and Horse-Shoer
of Plow and Woodwork.
304 Irvine Ave. Bemidji
L. P. ECKSTRUM
Plumbing, Steam and Hot
Water Heating, Sewer and
320 Beltrami Ave.
0. E. BATTLES
LIGHT AND HEAVY
Engine and Mill Supplies
Mall Orders Solicited
THE CR00KST0N LUMBER
LUMBER, LATH AND
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