BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
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BEMIDJI PIONEER PUBLISHING COMPANY
B. CABS0N. ftM. B. H. DEmj. Secy^r,
J. IX WINTER, News Editor
IBntsna at tha Poatofffce at BamioJL MMMflofe* f*
Marclt 8, JJM-
UXUBJUt NATIONAL WVtCUU AJBSOCIAWCK
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If it is left to the old county of Beltrami to^d
minister to this territory north of Red Lake wouHd
it not be just as well to administer to the whole, N
Then let us kill this proposition at this time and
let the north-enders try again after determining the
wi^l of the south end ,and we will let them, go with
There are some people who believe that the
old -county is the gainer in the division, sirtce with
2$per cent of the assessed valuation an -die pro
posed i\ew county, the new county would be com
pelled' to assume 40 per cent of the ditch taxes or
indebtedness. But let us see? The character of this
temtofy with its natural drainage of river* and
crests, ^supplemented ,by artificial (drainage, to
getfterwith the fertility of the soil, makes the lands
within thW area desirable, and it will jp"ay the ditch
tax^TtoSTis, the land holders will pay the assess
ments'Mtt: their lands "and there will not have* \o
tM^fc general levy to take care of the ditch taxes.
Gi^the-* other hand much of the lands lying south
of the proposed lines of division is being- allowed,
and wuTbe allowed to revert to the stpte because
of non-payment of the ditch assessments and other
taxes. Now the real assumption of indebtedness
is not the totrl ditch assessment within the area
There have been some fires around
here lately. Some have looked had
but hopes are that they will be ex
Charlie Brooks returned from the
Dakota harvest fields Saturday
The Saum school teachers left on
Saturday for the teachers mstitutte
which was to be held at Bemidji the,
Malla Walden went to Bemidji on
Saturday to attend the joung peoples
meeting which was to be held there i
SXSSSfittX&tt&&dSBB&& tit** tfcitW^intinue to do so.
Pioneer "must rcao* thif office not ltw ttu
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SOLVING OUR PROBLEM
We have to elect a senator and repre
sentative this fall for Beltrami county.
Here's the way a prominent business man
puts it up to the people of Bemidji. He in
sists that we print hia version, so here it
"It seems quite certain that Noonon
will be elected member of the house
from this county. Ii also/seems quite
certaiiHhat county division will carry.
}Jow then, if the above pans out and/
/McPartlin should by chance be jeleet-
WHAT OTHERS SAY
To the Editor of the Bemidji Pioneer:
May I ask the privilege to use some of the valu
able space in your paper in order to present to the
voters of Beltrami county, a few observations on
the question of County Division.
1. People generally in the south end of the coun
ty do not understand the proposed lines"on which
the new and old county are "to be divided.
A glance at the map of Beltrami county will show
the natural divide of the county would be along
find coincident with the north line of the Bed Lake
and Red*Lake Indian Reservation,
The proposed division lies between 156 and 157,
or* 12" miles north of such line on the north side of
sufch lake and reservation and,leaves \to the old
county twenty four full townships to\be adminis
tered front the county seat at Bemidj*, ihrqiQMi
Thief River Falls, Warroad, Baudette aiVd other ac
cessable or maccessable routes as conditions "'y
These twenty-four townships constitute approx
imately two fifths of the territory nor Ui
for three days.
Richard Waldre,n and son Harlou
from Kelliher spent Sunday at the
John Waldren home
Potatoes are just .about all dug but
they have not been hauled to town
yet PS the pneq is vvry low and still
Ella Boness visited with Ella Nel
son one day last week
Mr. and Mrs. Ed, B'oness made a
visit at the Ole QutuV'Aonie on Thurs
Mis F. R. Marrs arid children visi
ted at the Joe Parochk home on Sun
GOOD BREAD i
aanitary Wftjr pMtt!ei- -$-
AS FCttc,IT T-WtaR DftWER^'
fewy F^af ^larrmed "I Kae*U?
wive ara invited to eafl "inspect tlii. Ian aad whfck
SANITARY BAKIN dp.
^.r^onts^erSee bote good bread can he made
Acro**fr*m Rtex ^Theatre
ed, where does Bemidji come in for
any kind of.representation? It seems
to me that Bemidji -ought to make sure
of representation, regardless of
whether county division carries or
not." For the benefit of our readers, and our
good friend whose version is given above,
permit us to say that we have several
times hinted at this possibility, but no
seemed a bit alarmed about it. Perhaps,
because we have in years gone by become
quite' used to being .without representa-
tion.^ tb&tax payers don^^ry about it,
l&JttftSl ^^he*tag 11s
w so juas ot*
sr'ifcWWHMtathe effortsof Country Auditor
cent. If ^aHrother tax levying. Bodies would
do the same it would help some. We are
thankful for small favors, gentlemen of the
Billy Noonon says "the dairy cow and
county division will bring this section
through in a blaze of glory.' Get behind
both of them." You'll only need a few to
get behind it up there, Bill, there- Seems to
be nobody in the way down here.
The coast is clear for county division.
We can't find anybody against it and but
mighty few for it. Who cares whether the
counjty is divided, otr pot, tije^taxeg can't
be much worse.
Have you cleaned your attic, basement
and chimney this week? Fire prevention
week closes October 9th. You ought to do
something out of the ordinary in order to
remember that we have celebrated such a
week. of the new county, but only those which must be
paid out of a general tax against all property of
the county. Because of the general desirability of
the lands within the new county, the ditch assess
ments therein will be paid out, and there will be
no general levy of tax to pay such ditch indebted
ness that county if division goes through, hence
no real assumption of ditch indebtedness by the
county as a political entity.
But large areas of the land lying between Red
Lake and the south line of the proposed new county
will not pay the ditch assessments,, and the old cou
ty of Beltrami will have to assume it and pay it by
a general levy of taxes against the property with
in the old county as constituted after division.
Have we gained anything? We have all the old
flitch indebtedness, and have lost 25 per cent of our
assessed valuation. I say we have all the old ditch
indebtedness, because insofar as the county is con
cerned, ditch indebtedness in its true sense is only
that which will have to be taken cere .of by .gen
eral levy. Would it not be better to hold the lands
which will pay out to help pay out that which will.
not pay out?
3. When the leaders of the division movement
from the nortn end were here in the early sum
mer they were asked why they did not propose to
divide on a line east and west at the north shore
of *ed' Lake and they were quoted as saying. "If
we caitfe to the lake it would break us." It it wxmld
break'them if tfiey divided at the lake, will it not
injure the old county if they divide on the line
4. It should be remeembered that iit ease of divis
ion the old county will have to pay the new county
Hs pro rata share of the valuation of all the county
property 3uch as Court house, equipment, jail-
house*,-Jail and poor-farm, etc. And this- is like get
ting md^ey from home, because much of the' pro
posed county was government lands and not pay
ing taxes vshen these properties were acquired by
the old couhfy. The movers of this proposition pro
pose to equip the new county with the money the
old county pays it.
5. Does the conditions of the times justify us in
making, experiments just now? Are not taxes high
enough without trying out an experiment of this
kind just now? Is not the farm under great enough
burden without taking a chance?
In conclusion let me say I em for division on
the right line, but am fearful of being injured by
the proposition that would break the north-enders
as a political body if they assumed what naturally
and justly they should take up.
All the children Here* given a
week's vacation from schaoi'to pick
potatoes although a large number
have already dug their potatoes- The
children are glad to, get a vacation
The Literary society held their first
close meeting on Friday, Sept. 29-
Mrs. Daydodgc and pupils were in
vited to the program. The reading
of the first issue of the school paper
by Clyde McDonald. recitations,
readings and victrola music made up
the rest of the program 1
So many of the pupils have been
absent from school to pick potatoes
this last week
The fire bell rang oh Thursday af
terfloon'. AH the childWn out
g4he buildup* Aprtj^secoriaVthe
'V* fal^Bwtfc Accidents
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4 Tines as
fContbraad from laif INM)
It was a long time'before Draee
found a boat to set him o\er to the
opposite shore. It was so late when
he reached the Bethpage that he
did not go up-1 Wa'roojn. The Jiouse
was so quiet, the hounds themselves
asleep, that he-stote-htto the- garden
to pass the remainder of the night on
a couch in the summer house. The air
was heavy wjth, roses hreathiug in
through the lattice, and as he straight
ened out, grateful for,- repose, thfc
thought came to him:
"Pale they call death, but to me it
will ever be red. And"I have looked
into its red" countenance, and was not
afraid. I thank God that He ga\e me
that strength. But what a
At the breakfast table? Tycie, with
mother tenderness, upbraided Drace
for sleepinft^pu| fop feap of arousing
the house. Afterward Drace and the
General strolled out under the trees.
"By the way," the General said pres
ently. "I have an*-engagement to de
liver an address before a -teachers'
meeting in Natcbe^&na I should much
like to have you bear me company.
We can leave this evening on
Th$ Black Hawk's Jjand played a
welcome, and the' captain came down
the plank to conduct the General on
board. From a quiet, lazy and almost
deserted landing the place leaped into
the full throb of life. Negroea and
shiftless whites rtfrife from theirnevels
to gaze upon the magic splendor of
this jouru#ylhgi|*lae,Jantt.the three
shell man stepped ashore to gather up
Dinner was a state *oecasion and
after it, the bait. Then their state
Black Hawk and reach there early in
"I'd like very much to gb," answered
Drace. "But can we" get back befoie
"Easily by Wednesday morning.
Anything important for Thursday?"
"Oh, no. An old fellow down at the
ferry wants me to go fishing with him
Thursday, and I gave him my word
that I'd beo hand. Most remarkable
old man, fiitt of fun quite a charac-
"You must mean old Spence. But
are sure it Is a$t that pretty
dauglrter of his that-attracts you?
YouHl have- to be a Uttfifc^arefuU my
son. We n)ay^ssoca(jewlth men out
of our social running^ but not with
women. Ah, Typie! Mr. Drace
has just consented to g)v.e me his com
pany to Natchez."
The address was to be delivered in
the afternoon, and when the time came
the General led him over to the hall to
hear the spfeech, imprisoned him with
out bail in a corner, and there he had
to sit. The address was long, academic
and dull, and the sufferer mused
"I don't see why Shottle ever called
you a remarkable character."
Everybody came about the General
to take his hand. Young women told
him that they had "never been so
thrilled. Drace lied to him, too, swore
him an orator.
"Let us walk off alone," said the
Slowly they walked5
at first, but after
a time the old gentleman struck a
brisker pace, toward the River.
"Now, my boy, as we've got through
with those heaters of dust out of old
carpets, we'll, have, eorne fun. Old
Colonel L'embeEton-wanted me ta go
home with, him, and, be has a delight
ful house, a gracious .wife and hand
some daughter, but I had to decline.
I've stood 'aboui^av- much now as I
can. We'll go down to old* Tobe Ma
son's tavern, under the MIL Tobe is
a gentle old fellow, never killed but
three men. One 6t them shot Tobe's
leg off andnowhe^wears a peg and I
want to tell you that when he un
straps it and hops around In a fight,
he-'s right meddlesome. At a trial
the courthouse h^g not long ago, the
'Judge issued an order that all deadly
weapons nrastfMPittt with the deputy
sheriff* at the doorand sir, they
made old Tobe take off his wooden*
The tavern was as tough a place as
river men could make it. Built of logs,
bricks, stone and clapboards, It looked
like an architectural stagger, trying
to climb the hill. In the main room
was the bar. Herein Tobe gave his
famous 'possum feasts and dances,
when the spirit of liquor mounted high
enough to swing its partner'off the
"Well, I'll be knocked In the head
for a steer!" old Tobe cried out, stump
ing toward the General. "I haven't
seed you since th^-Rrver tnck jftre
/Wejl. well! ThinfrnV afoot youj*e
''i-jt' nvy ifi/f
other uayT. .~."Glad to shake your
hand, Mr. Drace Set right down"
"T6be, I'm glad to see you," *a the
General. "And fetch us about t\
qnartv of that summer-grape wine. Let
me tell about It, Drace. We have
a lid grape here that gets ripe along
in August. It's much larger and is pot
sour like the fox-grape, and its une
likes to climb about a sassafras sap
ling And then'5on see nn umbrella of*
grapes Now' don't say a word till
you're had a good taste of it Tobe
makes it himself, and he'll fetch us
some'that's at least twenty five years
The wine wans as red as blood, cool
and jet warm. Its flavor was the rip
ened sweetness of the spirit of autumn,
it was as mellow as the scent of the
apple at harvest time.
"What do you think of it, hey?"
"Uncle Howard, are jou sure that
this was not made by Bacchus instead"
"Good, mj boy' Enjojing jourself?"
"Yes I'm doing fine, General. Yon
see, I can't express mjself as well as
can.' I haven't as much to draw
from. You've not only hook-knowl
edge but experience, worth more so
cially than all the libraries In the
"You hit it off well. But what is
better than it all? Moral freedom.
This table here is rough, with one
rheumatic leg slightly drawn these
chairs ^we sit In, bottomed with strips
of hickory bark, would be scorned at
a sheriffs sale- but sir, Mark Antony,
in his first triumph, his chariot drawn
by lions, was not more regal than we
are at this moment, enthroned and
sceptered with moral freedom. Pour
out, for as that same Antony said:
'Scant not my cups.'Tobe, where'a
that old scoundrel who used to play
'The Arkansaw Traveler*?"
Tobe stumped his way over from the
(Continued in Next lasuei
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