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VOL 2. NO. 4. TOWN TALK. F. Doud its in Fos-ston. C. Bush left for Park Rapids this morning. J. Hines, of Langor, was in town tltis week. G. Peterson, of Beuna Vista, was in Bemidji Tuesday. The Bemidji saw mill shut down today after a short run. Geo. McNiglit, of Beuna Vista, spent Tuesday in town. The Little Mississippi river is reported to be higher now than it was a year ago. W. f. Grieve, of Sheldon, N. D., is in the city, the guest of A. Rogers and family. Jack Washburn left this morn ing for Wadena, where he will visit with friends i for several weeks. "Lou" Holroyd, of Sheldon, N D., is with us again. Mr. Hol royd and family will reside with us in the future. It has been decided in New York by a court of justice that tobacco is an article of necessity rather than a luxury. The contract for carrying the Beuna Vista and Langor mail has been awarded to Freeman Doud, of this city. Consideration, $2 per trip. A. Rogers and family of Shel don, N. N., came up last Friday evening and have gone to Bemidji, where one of the sons located last summer. Mr. Rogers is an old soldier and used to fighting, but thinks the Russian thistle too formidable an enemy for one of his age, so has taken to the woods where he has a chance for life Park Rapids Enterprise. "One clay," says an exchange -4-you wiii he-leasedwithttfriend and the next day disappointed in him. It will be so to the end, and you must make up your mind to it and not quarrel, unless for grave causes. Your friend, you have out, is not perfect. Nor are you, and yon cannot expect to get much more than you give. You must look for weakness and fool ishness and vanity in human nature it is unfortunate for you if you are too sharp in seeing them." 1 Land Office at Crooketon, Minn., March. Notice is hereby siven that tlje following n.im- wliBottler has filed notice of his into ,*"m *5 mike final proof In support of his claim ant that said Proof will be mode before Edward ickiser Commissioner U. 8. Cirenit (Vmrt. at his office in Bemidji. Minn., on Friday, April 30.1897, yiz: William H. Bonnie. B. K. No. 17851. for the e',4 O fi. nd J"* S 1SI. nd neh of nwU of sec. 80,' twp, 150-n, rg. He' names the following witnesses(to Prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, "Michael MuUll and B. Re*.*, of Bed Lake Minn-., Casper Thompson of LwjBor, m25-a29 Receiver. Old papers for sale at this 1 1~ ive Page HOME- RULE BELTRAMI COUNTY ORGANIZED. Street Wins His Fight after Long1 and Hard Battle. The. senate passed last Friday under suspension" of the rules, the house bill to provide for the organ ization of Cass a'id Beltrami coun ties. The bill as it passed the senate is as follows: Section 1. That every unorgan ized county in the state of Minne sota is hereby declared organized for all J-urposes under the limita tions and restrictions embraced in this act. Every county so organized, which has eight hundred or more registered voters, shall have a board of county comissioners con sisting of five members, and all counties so organized a board of three members. Section 2. In every county organized by this act the governor shall appoint the number of com missioners to which said county is entitled under this act, and the siad commissioners shall, within thirty days after notice of their appointment, meet and qualify and enter upon the duties of their office and they shall hold their offices for a period of four year?, and until their successors are elected and qualified. The commissioners so appointed shall, within thirty days after qualifying as such, appoint all the other county officers for such county which the county com- rini#a*w^&. 0 ors are now auth nmeoW'law' to ap point, 'and the other county officers shall be appointed as now required by law. All of said court ty officers shall hold their office until the next general election and until their successors are elected and qualified. Section 3. The commissioners so appointed shall, as soon as practicable, by resolution con curred in by a majority of their number, locate the county seat of county. Said commissioners shall, at 1 their July meeting next proceed ing the general election held in the year 1900, divide the county into such number of commissioners districts as they are entitled to, and the commissioner's elected thereafter shall be elected one from each commissioner district as now provided by law, but until such election all such commission ers shall be commissioners at large .district, but no more, for the whole county and may [further, that any such county may BEMIDJI, BELTRAMI COUVfY, MlrfN., APRIL 8, 1807- I...1.--.IMMI i m niiiiiii.rfiwi wimiiniiwi iimilii11 Milium.IMMMI divide their work as they shall determine among themselves. Section 4. Every county organ ized by this act is upon such organization declared to be DETATCJIED from the county to which it is now attached for judicial and registry purposes and organized for judiciary and registry purposes and in every such county there shall be held at the coun*v seat thereof one gen eral term of the district court in each year, the time for the com mencement of which shall be fixed by the judge or judges of the judicial district in which said county is located until otherwise provided by law. Such time shall be fixed and the county commissioners of said county notified thereof within sixty days after the organization of said county, and all suits, actions and proceedings pending at the time of the organization of said county in the district court of any other county, which, by law, would have been triable in said county if the same had been organized for judicial purposes, shall be transferred to said county as aforesaid and all records per taining to or which properly be long to said county where no other provision is made by law, shall be transferred to said county and may be transcribed into and be come records thereof and all of the affairs of such counties shall hereafter be governed by the gen eral laws of the state, excepting as herein modified. Section 5. Counties organized under the -provisions of this act shall have the usual and ordinary powers of other organized coun ties, provided and excepting that no more than $5,000 shall be raised or expended within five years from the time of organization of any comity organized hereunder for county buildings, nor shall x $iG?Q0O^be raised or expended for such buildings with in ten years from such organiza tion nor shall any indebtedness be incurred bv such county within ten years from the time of its organization for any purpose other than county buildings, ex cept as herein provided, and the total tax that may be levied in any such county for any one year for ten years after the organiza tion such county shall not exceed the sum of $12,000 for all purposes whatsoever, excepting the 1 mill ocal school tax and the 1 mill general school tax and village taxes provided should it be found that a sufficient fund is not secur ed for the purpose of holding five months' school in each year in any district in such counties from the tax provided for in this act for this purpose, then an ad ditional tax not to exceed 2 mills may be levied and collected in such CARSON Provided This Space belongs to Bemidji, Minn issue cVunty warrants for nece.'- iry current expenses, but at no time (airing the said period of ten i years subsequent to the organiza tion of, such county shall the out standing warrants so issued ex jceed t8 sum of $6,000, and any warrant issued in excess of such sum shall be yoid. Thai anew section be added to the bill to be mi inhered six. Section G. No school district shall be organized in any of said counties with more than twelve sections, which district shall not extend more than four miles in its greatest length or diameter, or haying loss than twenty children of school age, nor tdiall any town ship fte organized in any of said counties until it shall be proven to hate fifty legal voters. ^trecjit After the IMne Owners. P.oneo^ProMApril 1. Through the efforts of Senator Whithey and Mr. Frank Street, the county organization bill now stands in to pass the 'senate this morning practically without op position. Tuesday morning either side to the constroversy was too much in doubt as to the probable outcome of a vote on the bill to encourage them to press it to passage. And while both the friends and opponents of the measure were putting in their best licks to secure votes, Mr. Street opened up negotiations with some of the pine land owners to get them to use their influence with Mr. Walker to withdraw his opposition. Tuesday afternoon, while the house was fighting over the Hastings veto, Senator Whit ney accepted an invitation to a meeting with leading Minneapolis lumbermen, and the result is now said to have been that the pine land owners have asked and been granted further amendments to thef bill, and that a committee of Uig|senute, coneisting of Senators W-IntBcy and Potter, have redraft ed the measure according to agree nient. Quite a wave of happiness passed oyer the senate when the agreement was found out. Council Proeeedings. The new Village board met Monday evening the PIONEER office. Members presentPresi dent C. H. Remore, Trustees W. S. Brannon.G. E. Carson, John Steidl, and Recorder Edgar Boyd. On motion of YV. S. Brannon, the president was instructed to appoint a board of health. He appointed Dr. J. P. Omich, C. W. Speetman and Edward Kaiser. On motion the recorder was in structed to draw up an ordinance relating to nuisance. Another ordinance relating to cruelty to animals was ordered drawn up. Two road petitions were receiv ed. One to locate a public road starting at the end of Bemidji II..50 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE avenue, following the lakeshore to the line between sections 10 and 15, thence east on section line to the corner of sections 10, 11, 14 and 15. On motion the road com mittee was instructed to lay out the road. The second was the location of a highway, startth-J west end of Third street, west on or as near as practicable the section line be tween sections 8 and 17, terminat ing at the northwest corner of section 18. On motion the peti tion was laid oyer till next meet ieg. On motion the PIONEER was designated as the official paper of the village. The following bills were al lowed: Tracy Bardwell, judge of elec tion, March 9, $2. E. N. Henderson, judge of elec tion, March 9, $2. Joe Steidl, iudge of election, March 9, $2. Jack Washburn, clerk of elec tion, $2. Albert Best, clerk, of election, March 9, $2. NOTICE. United Htatos Laud O.Iice. Crookston. Minn., Feb. 16 1897. Complaint having boon entered at tiusollice by James A. Mead UKuiiiHt John Hchultz for abandoninghiHlionieittoud entry No. tott. tinted Ma, 23, liffiG. upon ihn seAi of of see. H, and IntHl and 5ofHOC.lt. and lie1 or lio BOB 17 township 150, range 37, in Beltrami county, Minnesota, with view tqthe cancellation OI said entr\ the said partial are hereby sum moned to appeal at thin office on the 8th day of April, 1897. at 10 o'clock u. in., to respond and furniBh testimony coucerniiiK naid aliened in aiidiinim nt. JOHEI'H SMITH, fig.mil Beirfater. NOTICE. Land Office, at Crookstpn, Minn., Feb. I, 1897. _.. Complaint bavins been ontoiwiat this omoe by Johnnv W. Torkelaon iik-winm John 11. flood nough and his hoi for Hbtutdonina his porno stead entry No. 11882 dated April 22nd, 1892, noon the eV of nwU. nnd hits HOO 81 twp- 117, IK. 37. in Hell rami eount.y. Minn: with a view to the cancellation or said entry*, the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this oil ice on the 18tli day of Mulch l97, at 10 o'clock a. in., to respond undfuriiHli testimony cuicerninK said aliened abandon ment. Testimony to be taken before- Iiniijamin Y. Brown, notary public at Pnpplo, Minn., on March 18th, 1897at 10o'clock a. in. JOUEI'U SMITH, ttl-nwt Uogister. NOTICE. United States Land Office, CrookBton, Minn: Notice is hereby Riven that in pursuance of instructions from the Honorable Commissioner of the General Land Ollice, under authority vested in him by section 2455 United ates Itovised Statute", as amended by the act of Con gress approved February 28, 189S. wo wil pro_ coed to offer at public sale on the 20th day or March next, at this office, the tract of. land, to-wit: The nw. of no1'*followin.g of sec 19 twp 151-n. r ao-w. And all persons oliumiiiR adversely to the above described lands, are advised to nln their claims in this office on or before tho day designated for the commencement of the sale, otherwise their rights will be forfeited. Dated February tl, 1897, JOSEPH Burnt Register. Wsi. AMOMK. fig llooeiver. DR. J. P. OMICH, Proprietor of emiilj Drug Store Pioneer Block, BEMIDJI, MINN, ftih at all HOOTS J. THAYER STOPPING PLACE On The Fosston Road Ilalf-iray Between. Jlagley Dam and Popple Store, New House, New Barn. Every attention given to travellers. Kea.sonublo Clmi'fjes. Contiactor and Bridge builder lloom O, Grand Cant ml Hotel. BEMIDJI, MINN. W. F. STREET, ATTOBNEY-AT-LAW, FOSSTOIT, il/IJVA". Special Attention Given to U. S, Land Oases OonlesU Be gun ami Defended. Parties Intending to Make Settle ment upon the Reservation Land can Consult me with Advantage. REASONABLE FEES CHAKGED. J. A HENDRICKS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. U. S. Land Cases a Specialty. FOSSTON, MINN. Groves & Olson. oOo livery and Feed Stable. ^-oOo Horses Bought and Sold. Feeding a Specialty. Bemidji, Minn,. FRED.BJ0RK Practical Shoemaker All Repairing Prontptly Attended to. O-SATISFACTION GUAIINTEED-O TERMS CASH. Corner Third and Beltrami Ave. BEMIDJI, MINN. GEO. McTAGGARD, Architect and Contractor Bemidji, Minn.