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VOL. VII, NO. 6.
SPRUCE CLAIMS Proper Time to Get Them Big Fork Country. We have a few Ladies' less of cost. 1 fr mm in As the pine claims become scarce, a keener demand for pulp timber is noticed. The northern half of Itasca county holds the spruce belt of the entire country. And the spruce is of a fine qual ity. South of Grand Palls in what is known as the "big swamp" are thousands of acres of spruce, and the past year has seen much of it taken by squat ters. As soon as a market is made for this timber, the holders of spruce claims will find their timber as valuable as if it were pine. But nothing but local mills can wring the real worth from this class of wood. So the pine claims are taken first and the spruce tracts are practically unbroken. Bacus & Brooks are greedy buyers of spruce in this country, and in this company the settlers look for a Moses to lead them to railroads and pulp mills. Those'who would take spruce claims should get them now. This kind of tree seek the low countries and thrive best in the swamps. The surveying of the towns not yet on the market will take most of the spruce claims out of the hands of the govern- Fred P. O'Leary & -OUR [BANKRUPT SALE HOF Men's Trousers, Dry G-oods, G-ents* Furnishings. Shoes, 4 Hats, Caps and Notions Is itU on, and now is the tinae to buy, while there is a good .assortment. We have lowered the price within the reach iof all, and here is the result: Men' Suits m$*. $9.98 ment it to thf- tate. The claini.-. nen, of course, 'will not be open to settlemvatit will be sold onl, But fo the pre sent all lanf in unsurveyed ter ritory is s,uo,-: to squatters' rights. They hold it until surveyed and the township open ed and then tile tfheir entry. If the'r claim be classified as swamp land, they can secure it from the government, and the state cannot claim it. There is a sentiment among home-seekers against "squat- ting." As a rule they will select a farm of sand and toothpicks npon "open" country, than to settle upon clay and high timber with the prospects of waiting for it to be opened for settlement. But to the genuine settler 'squat ting" is a fair system. He must show his intent to make a home as upon any other government land. As long as he does not i abandon it, he has first claim upon the land. Of course he has no legal rights if contested in court, but the shotgun is his court until the land is thrown open to settlement, ind than no evidence can be brought against him as to his residence previous to the opening. His claim is practically contest-proof. It is said that in order to get rid of its big rait men Farley had to shed same of its officials. 44 Worthftg.5 $ A Salt Price ^^.t^O 44 Worth $5.50 $i| A Sale Price tflHr.li STPS* it Worth 83.00 A Qj Sale Price tp&,'tj Boys' Suits &$ $4.80 ii Worth 84.00 rtQ 4}f\ Sale Price... JpJ^i a Worth 82.25 A Sale Price $!- O Ladies' Jackets Jackets we are closing ou We also have a full line of Aurora Corsets in th 3 Fie?: Girdle and Henderson and Thompson Glove-fitting Corse. Call and be convinced that this is the only place in 1 )W to get good goods at a low price. Terms strictly cash. MALZAHJST BLOCK. imwjTWfTrfTyTff7TnrTT!y?TMHf!?!!!nfTmTmnffmTfmTmTmfffTTTrTTiTTT?mf3 Sira\ Sreab^tetiaft Church, F. E. HIGGINS, PASTOR. Mr. Higgins' Subject for next Sunday Evening will be. ''The Curfew Ordinance." ^niwiii.iimiiiiiAUiimiiiiniiitiniiiiiiiAmi^iiiiUlUliiiiumtLiiiUiiniimi-.iimi^^* 4 i Co.i 4 4 i 4 4 4 i 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 $4.00 esrar BEMIDJI, BELTRAMI CO., MINN., THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1902. I N FIRST DEGREE Ladue and Berry Charged with Murder of Eugene Mc Glauchlin. Eugene McGlauchlin is prob ably another victim of a gang that for thirty cents would stran gle their mother. For the past two years Eugene has made Be midjihis "hangout*" coming here from Wisconsin. He homestead ed near Lakeport which claim he sold. He has worked most of the time in the woods, and is credited with being a hard-work ing, honest and temperate man. His family history is difficult to secure. He was about 43 years old. He came down from Nebish last week. Saturday morning he reported the loss of a watch to some friends'? but exulted in still having a roll of bills Which he exhibited. It is said that he was given a drink out of a bottle with knockout drops in it and he went to sleep on the sidewalk' near "Spider's corner." He was found in the afternoon in an un conscious condition, scarcely breathing. He was taken to the hospital where he died a few hours afterwards. Mayor Steidl immediately or dered that the case be probed to the bottom, which the police were already carrying out. The body was i-eraoved to Martin's undertaking rooms, and on Sun day Doctors Henderson and Mor rison performed an autopsy. The stomach was sent to the state laboratory at St. Paul for analy sis to locate any trace of poison. The body appeared to be in healthy condition and ah organs normal. On Sunday John Berry was arrested for complicity in the robbery and he 'Squealed," naming George Ladue as the principal. Ladue was captured the same day in Crookston and brought back to Bemidji. The two .men wereexamined Tuesday and committed to jail on the charge of murder in the first degree. At this hour there is so much talk of those who "know it all" that it seems positive that the right men are caught for an aw ful crime. Hut the state chem ists may place the men in a less dangerous position. HOLD S TRAIN Dr. Blakeslee Owns G. N. For Few Minutes. A jj 9* Road Tin* passengers on the west bound train last Friday had a little scare- A man with a touch of smallpox boarded the train at Solway, bound for Grand Forks. Dr. Blakeslee happened to fee on the train. He immediately or dered the coach locked up anc the man was put off at tbo next station and sent to the pest house. The doctor held the train and allowed no passengers to get on or off until the coaches had been thoroughly fumigated. The train men kicked some at the delay, but with the passengers submit ted to the mandate of the law in all meekness. Again have the health officers' of this county shown that they mean business in stamping out smallpox. The rise in farm property was illustrated near Shevlin lask week when Chas. Carlson sold 120 acres therefor $2000, and Peter Holm sold 120 acres for $950. Subscribe for the PIONEER, the official paper of the county and village. Ladies' Felt Shoes Ladies* Street Shoes Ladies* Dress Shoes Children's Shoes Infants' Shoes Telephone No. 1. FAIL TO AGREE Jury in Larson vs Clearwater Lumber Company Case Disagree. The Krist Larson ease against the Clearwater Logging company has takb 'g up most of the time of the court since last Monday, and the prospects are that the jury cases will not be finished this term, to say nothing of the many court cases. As Judge McOlenahan holds court at Walk er next Tuesday, Beltrami court will adjourn this week. Day and night sessions and the hustling force of the judge is unsufftoient to clear the calendar this term. There are over ten flowage cases to be determined, and the i ^^vyw^wwwv^^^^^^w^wyw^^MM^^vwMM^^^^WA^^^ SHORT time ago we purchased at a- bargain 500 Suits of Ladies, Gents Children's Underwear* and in order to move these goods quickly to sell them at a sacrifice. Remember everything goes.Mens. Womcns and Children's Underwear, all grades and sizes, Men's Underwear for 50C, 75C, $1.00 and $1.25. Worth just double the amount asked for them. Ladies and Children's Underwear, 2tC to $1.00. These are unheard of bargains. Please remember that we have a fine line and plenty of eaeh size and that this is not a cut sale on odd sizes. OU SPECIALTIES: Gents* Felt Shoes Queen Quality Shoes for Women The Best Shoe on Earth. $1.25 PER YEAR. Gents' Work Shoes Gents' Dress Shoes Boys' School Shoes Boys' Heavy Shoes McCuaig & Ludington Beaux'!, total claims for damages by set tlers against the Cleurwalor Co. amounts in all to over |25,OOG, The individual claims range from |400 to $1,")()(). Attorney Cjerfson of Minneapolis represents the settlers and Geo. Sullivan of Stillwater lias charge of the de fense. The plaintiffs are settlers in tho western odgo of the county in the low lands where the Clear water spreads out after leaving the higher lands. The farms am low-lying and in many instances hut knolls in the swamp. The Clearwater people made their first drive last season, and one settler alone claims he had 200 tons of hay destroyed, due to the damming of tho river. No doubt but the settlers wore dam aged by this overflow, but from and we are going tho evidence it is probable that the damages asked are much too high cunniionsurato with the im provements made. The ease went to the jury Tuesday evening and after wrangling over it all night and next forenoon, they wore dis charged as they could not agree.' By consent of counsel this and tho other flowage cases were tinned to next term of court. Beltrami County's Crops. Official figure* compiled hy the state show in Beltrami county tho following crops niiri acreage for I'.iol: !W!\v, 1!)4 acres, .'1840 bushels Com, 172 acres, 424n bushels Oafs, 741 acres, 20,460 bushels Wheat, 1,1*48 acres, Ur 1350 bushels.