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\i Bemidji Hotel... RATES, $1 IS NEWLY -9 PER DAY FURNISHED Open Day ami Night. Anton Aller, Prop. A,-E.'Henderson* PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office over Mayo'8 Drug Store, BEMIDJI, MINN. C. Adamson, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office upstairp next door east of City Drug Store, BKMIDJI. MINN. HvpSehmidt PROPRIETOR OF CITY MEAT MARKET DEALER I N ALL KINDS OF Fresh andSaltMeats All kinds of Sausage constantly on hand. CASH PAID FOR HIDES. HERBERT J. LOUD, ATTORNEY-AT-L AW. MILES' BUILDING. BEMIDJI, MINN. For Farm Lands, Timber Lands and Meadow Lands CALL ON- T. JiMary,.....MINN. SOLICITED' BEMIDJI. 1 BEMIDJI, 200,000 acres to pick from^in Hubbard, Beltrami, Itasca and Cass counties. Inquire at the Pioneer office. J. R. RICHARD MANUFACTURER OF FINE BRIC ORDERS- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED MINN. F. A. Btfown, Commissioner United States Final Proof and Contest. Blackduck, Minn. LESLIE H. BAILEY, ATTORNEY-ATLAW. MILES BUILDING. BEMIDJI. MINN. DOBAN & CO. THE OLDEST FIRM OF BANKER& AND BROKERS IN THE NORTHWEST. Dealers in Bonds, Stock. Grain & Provisions. Members Chicago Board of Trade. Private Wires to All Leading Markets. QgBMAMA LfWB lUSE RANBB BUTUHHG. Cor 4th and Minnesota Sts.. ST. PAULMlatt 5 ctive Page yyy^in^t^ This signature la on every box of the geatne Laxative BroflKHQaioifle ^"leu the wwiedy that core* a 8 **T eawre-reums'iw vc u 1 1 timber is cut, even the stumps are grubbed out, and the road graded till it would be an honor to many of our cities. Then what is called the rut-cutter is. drawn over the road by six or eight horses, cutting two ruts six or eight feet apart. These ruts are partly filled with water, this be ing done by a number of horses drawing a large tank over the road, the water running from it into the^e ruts partly filling them, and when this freezes there are two troughs of ice for the runners of the mighty sleds to run in. Imagine a sleigh with runners eight feet apart and bonks sixteen feet wide. These sleds, without a stick of timber on will weigh from sixty to sixty five hundred pounds When loaded they contain anywhere from five to twenty thousand feet of logs, drawn by two or four horses. The logs are landed on some river and when spring comes, and usually before, ail the ice is out of the river the men com mence floating the logs down (this is called the drive) to some all these men. These S in the lumber camp from, say November 1st to April 1st. Wherever logging is in pro gress, there you will find a largo number of saloons in the nearest town. In Bemidjia town of only 3000 peoplethere are forty saloons. In Farley, a small town just started, there are al ready nine saloons and others going in. Blackduck is the same, and so on throughout the country. And this is the only home the Lumber Jack, as he is called, has when he comes out to any of these towns. Invariably every hotel has a bar. It is a deplor able sight to see these men when they reach town. Every saloon has a gambling den, and many keep lewd women. Sunday, us well as every other day, these places of vice are open, with en trancing music to draw the men in. Preaching in the Camps Dear reader, the Church and the Christian people are to a large extent to blame for this condition of affairs. There is no home except the saloon and other places of vice prepared for these men. Years have gone by and THE PIONEER F. B. HIGGINS IN THE EVANGELIST, NEW YORK. men,, or at Minnesota is especially rich in saw mill probably fifty or perhaps very few ministers have ever Dear reader, you may ask, how timber iron and farmlands, over a thousand miles, where gone out of their churches to do these men receive the gospel? During the winter just closed it they are manufactured into lum- reach these men. Even the Sal- In my seven winters' work I & is estimated that over 2,000,000,- ber. vation Army and Mission Halls have never received anything but AldSKail MlfMlO P8PCP 000 feet of timber has been cut For the past several years I have not gone to the camps, when the greatest of kindness, and the in this state and all in six have been in the habit of visiting they could find these men in most profound respect is paid to months, from October to March, several of these camps and con- their right mind. anyone who will carry the gospel Logging in these days is al- ducting religious services, until Months pass by every year, to them. Let it be announced most a science, especially when today Heel as much at home in and many of these men do not that there will be a sermon we remember that a crew of say the camps preaching as when even get a letter or a paper to preached in md every seventy-five men, in the short before my people on Sunday. My space of six months, will cut and seven years work has given me a haul out of the forest over 7,000- large acquaintance among these 000 feet of timber. men, until today there comes the To the observer, unless famil- cry from every quarter, ''Come iar with this work, the operations and preach to us," "Send us are astonishing. A crew of men reading matter," etc. will, in October or the first of Living in Bemidji I am in one November, penetrate the forest of the greatest lumbering dis- with their axes and saws, and tricts of northern Minnesota, near .the center of the pine they All around us there are many intend to cut, and if possible on camps and thousands of men. the bank of some lake or river, Because of my church work I build camps. These camps con- can only visit a few of these sist of kitchen, dining room, camps, but I pray that God will bunk room, blacksmith shop, lead me entirely into this field, barn and other buildings. These Here in Minnesota alone there buildings are all made of logs, are, this winter, over twenty and are very warm and comfort- thousand men in these camps, able. and so far as I know there are The buildings being finished, no churches or ministers taking roads are cut, and what are call- up the work of preaching to ed tote-teams are kept bus,y 9 1 1 1 winter hauling provisions to the least a large majority of them, they come down in the spring night, and always talcing up col- men and horses at camp. Mak- are without homes. In the sum- that they feel that nobody cares lection-never coming back or ittg roads on which logs are haul- mer they find work on the Dako- for them, and at once go to the sending them any reading matter Pd to the landing, which is gen- ta prairies or on the railroad. In saloon where they are made wol- or visiting their sick, until the eraliy on some river, is a very the fall they drift back to the come as long as their money men are now so thoroughly dls- important operation. All the woods where they are at home lasts? But once that is gone. gustedfothat oftent 1 Riki BL .^fll "*!W read. Is it any wonder when many of thom are thrown into jail, or givon notice to get out of and realize this vast field of labor which so few seem to care about! We are sending out thousands of dollars for foreign missions, and may God bless the work, but right here at home we have this mighty field where men are willing to hear the gos pel, and there is no one to carry it to them, wn( re town. How my heart aches as I in order to find them in their see this terriblo state of affairs, sober sonsos, with lt of time I (f man will hurry and take care of his horses, or other work, that he may be present, and through the entire service silence and at tention reign supreme. If these men have confidence in you, they will do anything for yougive up their bunk, sleep on tho floor, tako you through the woods, in fact, spend their last dollar to show you that they appreciate you. Often because of their generous hearts, they are imposed upon. A cripple, or some man who lias boon sick, or somo person selling chances on some article, finds his way to these men. Then tho sisters of the hospital are begging, and somotimos somo minister will start around those camps, preaching in one camp one night and in another camp the next when visit camp th firs tune iI is notha ing now to hear some one say, "Well, 1 wonder how much that SkyBilotis after," etc. While visiting these camps I have al ways refused to take up collec tion for fear I might bo classed with tho Others who have, and by doing so, hurt my influence. When I first visit the camp, I toll the boys I am not after their money that I am coming five or six times during the Winter to preach to thom and furnish thorn with reading matter, and visit their sick, bury their dead, etc., and the result is, wo get acquaint ed during tho winter months and never have I done this but what, in the spring, the last time I vis it tho camp, the boys remember mo with a liberal collection anywhere from ten to fifty dol lars in each camp. Again, we must romember the logging camps are the places must meA these men during the winter to think aboul their misspent lives. Often havt I, as I held a meeting, seen men with tears running down their cheeks, and after the meeting, as I visited with them, have heard them say, "You told the truth," and I thank God many have turned to him and are to day leading abetter life. ADVERTISERS GET THEIR MONEY'S WORTH ALWAYS Latest Styles and Best Finish at Low Prices. Send in your Kodak negatives for developing and finishing. 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