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The Bemidji Pioneer.
KAISER & GREELEY, Publishers
Entered in the postofliue at
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
Official County and City Paper.
JRECTLY after the great na
val battle of Santiago, July
3, 1898, differences of opinion
arose between Rear Admiral
Sampson and Commodore Schley
regarding the conduct of the bat
tle. Sampson, who was in un
disputed command of the squad
ron, left the immediate station
on board the flag ship New York
and steamed several miles to the
eastward to confer with Gen.
Shafter, who was in command of
the army of occupation then in
front of the city of Santiago de
Cuba, leaving the fleet temporari
ly under the command of Schley.
As he steamed away he signaled:
"Pay no attention to the move
ments of the commander-in
Shortly after Sampson's de
parture the Spanish fleet, under
Admiral Cervera, steamed out of
Satiago harbor and attempted to
escape to the westward. Schley
at once gave the signal to begin
the awful battle, and the history
thereof is still fresh in the minds
of the civilized people of earth.
Upon hearing the tiring Sampson
at onco turned about and hurried
to the scene of action, where he
arrived after the battle had been
won. Possibly chagrined that he
was not on the ground during the
battle, thereby losing the glory
of having directed the greatest
naval encounter of all history, he
at once began to find fault con
cerning Schley's conduct of the
engagement, which finally led to
a pronounced estrangement be
tween them and so bitter has the
feud become that Schley has
asked Secretary Long to appoint
a board of inqury to investigate
the matter, which has been
granted, and said board will con
vene on the 12th day of Septem
ber next, headed by Admiral
The long and senseless tight
has been a disgrace to the navy
and to the entire country and the
controversy should be settled for
all time by placing the blame
where it belongs.
William Jennings Bryan is still
stuck "on" the platforms of the
two last demo-pop campaigns. If
he has a friend who cares to look
after his welfare it may be dis
covered that he is stuck "in" one
or the other of them but there is
not much difference in their con
struction. Some of the old, rot
ten slivers may be so deeply im
bedded in his anatomy that he
cannot possibly extricate them
himself without assistance. It
is too bad to allow a nice looking
fellow like William to sink to the
depths of a dungeon and be forced
to feed on bugs along with the
The state investment committee
recently put the sum of 470,000
into the bonds of other states
and into school district bonds.
Wonder what the populists think
about the state having so much
money on hand that is not needed
for present home use? During
the next campaign thev will
probably insert a plank in their
platform to the effect that all
surplus money shall be divided
equally among the members of
that party. It would be about
on a par with other rotten slabs
that have found a place in that
old wooden concern.
Some three weeks ago the Be
midji Daily News appeared upon
our streets unhearalded either oy
bell, whistle or horn. From the
beginning of its frail existence it
cried out that if it was not sup
ported it would soon perish. No
one seemed to take much interest
in the illegitimate offspring, and
it did--die! There was no "pap"
to depend upon for poker stakes
or any other kind of steaks, so it
weakly winked the other eye and
passed into oblivion. Possibly
the fellow who fell out of the
wagon a few days before the
thing was born, scattering his
brains about and refusing to
gather them up as he was just
going to Bemidji to edit the
PIONEER and didn't need any,
got the papers mixed in the
shuffle, but we wouldn't be mean
enough to say so. The PIONEER
pities the poor little hybridfor
it was a pretty thing to look at
and feels very much grieved to
be compelled to write its obitu
ary. May it rest in peace in its
embryo form, for it was more
than half water.
While the states south of Min
nesota, and also a large scope of
this state, have recently been
sweltering with the terrible heat,
the northern part of the North
Star state has enjoyed compara
tive comfort. As a matter of
course the weather has been ex
tremely warm for this region,
but it has been bearable and no
prostrations have been reported
to our knowledge. In this local
ity, beginning last Thursday
night, rain fell, and since that
has become almost a deluge.
Light overcoats have not been
uncomfortable and people have
refrained from going on the lake
during the evenings on account
of the chilliness of the atmos
phere. If you would keep cool,
come to the pine regions of Min
nesota during the heated term.
The Blackduck Times says:
"When a lamb from Blackduck
goes to Bemidji and falls among
the wolves and thieves there" is
not much of a chance for the
lamb, as happened to one of our
neighbors last week." Well,
Mr. Times, all the consolation we
have'to offer is that if you would
protect your lambs you should
keep thera in your pasture but
it was supposed that all such
characters to which you allude
had been banished to the woods
in the vicinity of your bailiwick.
We promise you that the occur
rence will not be repeated if you
will advise us by telephone that
one of your lambs has escaped.
Down in Missouri almost.every
body prayed for rain week before
last, but still no rain cameth.
Some of the preachers were of
the opinion that there was little
use to pray so long as the gov
ernor permitted saloons to be
kept open on the Sabbath. We
don't know what effect prayer
may have in the land of the
Jameses and the Youngers, but
up here the saloons are open on
Sundays and we have rain to let.
Keep away frpm them and they
will do no harm on Sunday nor on
any other day. Be goodthat's
Cass Lake and Walker have
joined hands and will work with
might and main to induce the
authorities to figure with the In
dians for the purpose of coaxing
them to dispose of a portion of
their lands in Cass county. In
the event they are successful,
Cass Lake, especially, will get
out of a box that at the present
time retards her progress. Wish
those towns the best of success.
Only 50 Cents
to make your baby strong and I
well. A fifty cent bottle of
will change a sickly baby to
a plump, romping child.
Only one cent a day, think I
of it. Its as nice as cream.
Send for a free sample, and try it.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists,
409-415 Pearl Street. New York.
50c. and Ji.oo: all druggists.
The great strike will possibly
be settled to the satisfaction of
all concerned during the week,
and the employer and employed
may come to an understanding
that will in the future do away
with all differences. It is to be
hoped that such may be the case,
as strikes are extremely expen
sive to all parties concerned. The
most commendable feature of the
strike is that the men went out
peaceably and no violence of any
character has been perpetrated,
which goes to show to the world
that the workingmen of America
are not rowdies or anarchists but
men of intelligence, brains and
A. DeLacy Wood, the founder
of twenty-eight newspapers, and
who was recently spirited away
to the insane asylum at Fergus
Falls, was released last week.
He was detained there over a
month, the whole time being as
sane as any man in Minnesota
and possessed of more intelligent
gray matter than a majority of
the men of the state. The dire
ful job was put up on him by a
few old-time enemies who should
be given light doses of the same
sort of revenge, which might im
prove their minds.
The report is afloat that the
notorious Bender family, who
murdered a large number of per
sons in Kansas more than twenty
years ago, have been located in
Colorado. The next we know
some wise duck will dig up Little
Charley Ross and have him mar
ried and the daddy of a large
family. In all probability the
Bender family was followed, cap
tured and slain many years ago,
and Charley Ross was undoubt
edly murdered by his kidnappers.
Why not let the dead rest in
The new method of handling
state affairs was introduced in
this state today, the state board
of control going into power.
Three men compose the board,
and will have control over an
army of men and the expenditure
of hundreds of thousands of
dollars. The scbeme is all right
if the men are.
May Become General Throughout
State, and State Board of Health
Proposes to Stamp It Out.
Since some of those who were
quarantined on account of small
pox at Buena Vista' have broken
through the blockade and their
cases have been reported to the
state board of health, Dr. Bracken
has notified Dr. Blakeslee that
all quarantine orders and regula
tions issued by board of health
of the state or local boards must
be strictly obeyed or the violators
will be arrested and prosecuted
or imprisoned to the fullest ex
tent of the law.
Dr. Blakeslee reports that the
recent cases in that vicinity- are
much more virulent than any
others that have developed in the
county, and that extreme meas
ures are necessary to prevent the
epidemic from spreading.
If the dread disease is not com
pletely stamped out before cold
weather the scourge may become
general. As most of the cases
have been very mild and no
deaths have occurred, the people
have become careless and have
not dreaded it, but the time has
arrived, so says the state board
of health, that drastic measures
must be adopted and carried out
to the very letter.
M. W. S. Whedon, Cashier of the
First National Bank of W inter set, I a.,
in a recent letter gives some exper
ience with a carpenter in his employ,
that will be of value to other mecan
ics. He savs: I had a carpenter
working for me who was obliged to
stop work for several days on ac
count of being troubled with'diarrhoea I
I mentioned to him that I had been
similarly troubled and that Chamber- A HpnripP^n
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
i Remedy has cured me. He bought a
bottle of it from the druggist here and
informed me that one doze cured him,
and he is again at his work." For
sale at Mayo's Drug Store. tf
Warm Things. 1
The champion hot weather lie
is perpetrated by the Fergus
Falls Press, and is to the effect
that one of the citizens of that
city had hung a lot of pop corn
up in his barn, and the extreme
hot weather caused it to pop out
and fall down on the man's driv
ing horse who, thinking it was
snow, very promptly froze to
A man in North Carolina was
selling standing timberwalnut
trees. The man who was buying
came to one very handsome tree.
He told the owner he would pay
as much as 850 for that tree.
The owner did not sell, but sent
for experts. He got 1,500 for
the tree (curled walnut) as it
stood. The man who cut it down
realized $3,000 for it on the cars.
It was shipped to New York and
veneered one-sixth to half an
inch. The sales were watched.
The tree brought $60,000.
At Hamilton, O., for hours last
Friday night and until morning
the fire department had a battle
with countless winged ants which
fairly took possession of the
thoroughfares at sunset, rising
in myriads from the river. They
accumulated on the streets and
pavements to the depth of two
inches, emitting a sickening odor
when crushed. Two big streams
were turned on, and last Monday
morning the abridge and air were
finally cleared. Millions of the
ants were killed.
Parties wishing to enter the
printing office this season should
be governed by the following
rules given by an exchange: Ad
vance to the inner door and give
three distinct raps or kick the
door down. The "devil" will
attend to the alarm. You will
give him your name, postoffice
address and the number of years
you are owing for the paper. He
will admit you. You will advance
to the center of the room and
address the editor with the fol
lowing countersign: Extend the
right hand about two feet from
the body, the thumb and the
forefinger extended, the thumb
and index finger clasping a $10
bill, which you drop into the ex
tended hand of the editor, at the
same time saying: "You were
looking for me?" The editor will
clasp your hand and the bill, and
pressing it will say: "You bet!"
After giving him the news con
cerning your locality, you will be
permitted to retire with a receipt
for an obligation properly dis
REPORT OF TH E COXDITXOX OF THE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BEMIDJI.
at Bemidji. in the State of Minnesota, at
the close of business. July 15. 1901.
Loans and Discounts i
Overdrafts.secured and unsecured..
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation
Stocks. Securities, etc
Bankinghonse. furniture and fixtures
Fire insurance premiums due
Due from National Banks (not re
Due from State Banks and Bankers.
Due from approved reserve agents..
ChecKs and other cash items
Notes of other National Banks
Fractional paper currency, nickels
Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, viz:
Specie $8,814 95
Legal-tender notes 1.045 00 9,859 93
Redemption fund with U. S. Treas
urer (5 per cent of circulation) 325 00
Due from V. S. Treasurer, other than
5 per cent redemption fund 300 00
Total. .$229,148 11
Capital stock paid in $ 25.000 00
Surplus fund 1.000 00
Undivided profits, less expenses and
taxes paid. 934 02
National Bank notes outstanding.... 6.500 00
Due to State Banks and Bankers.... 7,962 91
Dividends unpaid 800 00
Individual deposits subject to check 109.707 25
Demand certificates of deposit 10.722 87
Time certificates of deposit 29.089 89
Cashier's checks outstanding 37.170 87
Fire insurance account 260 30
Total. .1229.148 11
STATE OF MINNESOTA. 1
County of Beltrami. I
I. A. P. White, cashier of the above named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and
A. P. WHITE.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th
day of July. 1901.
P. J. RUSSELL.
C. W. HASTINGS.
F. P. SHELDON.
W. H. ROBERTS.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Mayo's Drug Store,
I can fill orders in any quantity for
I bay ,s=@..
Subscribe for The PIONEER,
official city and county paper.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office two doors below
City Drug Store.
Hours10 to 11 a. m. 3 to 5 p. m., and
7 to 8 p. m.
W. R. Morrison,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Night calls received at office, upstairs
in the Malzahn block. Phone No. 55.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office upstairs next door
east of City Drug Store.
A Good Smoke. Delicious Flavor.
Sold by the Leading Merchants and
Dealers. Manufactured bv
GRAND RAPIDS, MINN.
wholesale and retail dealer in-
new and first-class
Best Accommodations by the
Board, $i per week,
$1 per day,
35c per meal
Hand Docu to
Choice Fruits, Confection!
ery, Cigars and TobaccoM
COUNTRY PICNICS and CELEBRATIONS.
ORANGES, LEMONS, BANANAS,
PEANUTS AND MIXED CANDIES
In big lots and can save you money also carry a,big stock of
I. S. BOYER, MANAGER.
Mail orders promptly and carefully filled. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Next Door to
I. B. OLSON,
UP STAIRS IN
Day or Week-
cannot always be purchased at
these low prices. Cheap, furni
ture can be bought anywhere at
anytime, bnt its usefulness does not last through one generation.
is built to last. The material excellent: also the workmanship. It
will not lose strength or beauty. There are no defects to cover by
varnish or paint. Every joint is perfect.
When our goods are seen the cheapness of these prices will be
Bes Creamery Butter Alway O Hand.
Corner 3d Street
TeL 111 and Minnesota Ave.,
E. L. NAYL0R.
G-ame and Fish in their Season.
E^ s, egetables
the To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets Ail druggists refund the money
if it fails to cure. E. "W. Grove's sig
nature on each box. 25c.
New Service to St. Louis Vi a
"The Milwaukee" Line.
Commencing Sunday, May 19, the
M. & St. P. will inaugurate
through sleeping car service between
the Twin Cities and St. Louis.
The sleeper will be carried daily on
the train leaving Minneapolis 7:50
a. m. and St. Paul 8 a. m., arriving
St. Louis 7 o'clock following morning.
The route is via M. & St. P.,
Iowa Central and Wabash railways,
making a very direct line, passing
through a very interesting portion of
I will be located at Grand Falls
during the summer, and will
give my attention to settlers de
sirous of good claims.
Good Soil and
in every respect.
Frank E. Cyr.