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VOL. VII, NO. 7.
Between Bemidji, Park Rapids,
Fosston and Grand Rapids
Friday Night.
Friday evening of this week
the spelling contest between the
high school pupils of Bemidji,
Park Rapids, Grand Rapids and
Fosston will take place at the op
era house here. Five contestants
from each town will participate.
Oral spelling will come first, and
will continue until only one
school remains standing.
Then all will write 500 words,
and the school which misses the
least words in both contests will
be champidns for this season.
Each school has been preparing
for this meeting for some months
and every inch of the ground will
be stobbornly contested.
Besides the spelling, a first
class literary and musical pro
gram will be given. Each school
furnishes one or more enter
tainers and prizes will be given
the best.
Quite a number of visitors from
the contesting towns are expect
ed, as the railroads have made a
return rate of one-and-a-third
Geo. Buckley has purchased tLe
White Front saloon and will conduct
it in a manner to restore its former
good name.
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ynqyy qgnyry ap a/jt apt -aff-jf^f/t. 'qFV^r
Fred P.0'Leary & Co
May 5th With Hundreds of Mem
bers from Abroad.
Good Start.
Preparations are being made
for a grand fraternal event on
the evening of May 5th, at which
time a council of Knights of
Pythias will be organized with a
charter membership of over fif
ty. From reports received from
neighboring towns, between four
and five hundred visiting mem
bers are expected to be present.
The railroads have made reduced
rates for the event.
Chief of Seals Wheaton of
Minneapolis and Grand Chancel
lor Tawney of Winona will con
duct the initiatory work, assisted
by the degree teams of Wadena,
Grand Rapids and Brainerd.
Officers from a dozen other coun
cils will be here to exemplify the
From present indications the
biggest fraternal gathering of
our history will be here May 5th.
W. F. Street, the leading can
didate for senator in this dis
trict, seems to nave a clear field
over all other aspirants. Bel
trami with 2,000 Republican
votes, is sufficient to inspire con
fidence, which moist lead to his
suecess.---Bagley Times.
Dry G-oods, Gents' Furnishings. Shoes,
Hats, Caps and Notions
Is still on, and now is the time to buy, while there is a
good assortment. We have lowered the price within the
reach of all, and here is the result:
Men's Suits S'S
St Worth $G.f $ i A
Sale Price *70
6i Worth $5.50 (torn
Sale Price tyHk.lxJ
Men's Trousers, Sgg $4.00
Boys' Suits IKS
is Worth $3.00
Sale Price t$UkO
it Worth $4.00 dQ O/i
Sale Price |)0
Worth $2.25 Oft Q/V
Sale Price Jpl* O
Ladies' Jackets
We have a few Ladies' Jackets we are closingoufciegar
less of cost.
We also have a full line of Aurora Corsets in tho Fle
Girdle and Henderson and Thompson Glove-fitting Corse.
Call and be convinced that this is the only place in
to get good goods at a low price. Terms strictly cash.
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Staal Swa^Wuarv (Jikvx^h,
Mr. Higgins' subject for next Sunday Morning's service will
be, ''Building of Solomon's Temple." For the Evening "Every-
body Doing Something" will be the subject.
Made by Dr. Blakeslee in Care
of Smallpox Patients and
Pest House.
County Physician Blakeslee
made a report to the county
commissioners Tuesday which
is highly creditable to him as
smallpox officer and pest house
manager. The report will sur
prise many, and delight more
who have looked upon the pest
house establishment as a burden
upon the tax-payers.
Under the charge of Dr. Blakes
lee the pest house has been more
than a paying institution. In
three months it has more than
paid the county physician's
salary for a year. Last year the
smallpox cases fell solely upon
the county, and there was no
system by which the county
could recover a just share of
the cost.
It is to be understood that the
state pays only for the care of
non-resident patients. By non
residents, we mean those whose
homes are outside of the state.
Citizens of the state must pay
for their own care and keep dur
ing quarantine, or the cost will
fall upon the county in which
they are taken sick. The state
will pay no part of it.
The number of non-residents
placed in the Beltrami county
pest house from January 1 to
April 3,5 of this year was 80
while residents of Minnesota to
the number of 35 were taken
care of, making a total of 115
Besides taking care of patients
in the pest house, the health of
ficers maintained quarantine in
17 lumber camps and in 42 pri
vate homes throughout the coun
ty, which demanded medical
treatment for another total of
112 Smallpox patients.
The treatment of 227 patients
at near and remote points, be
sides a vigilant quarantine for
three months,was a big task and
cost a large sum. Yet the coun
ty has been the gainer, and the
pest house patients have much
more than paid the total cost, un
der careful management.
Upon being received in the
pest house, each patient was
properly identified and record
ed. If he was a non-resident,
he made affidavit to that effect
and gave his home address.
If he was a resident of the state,
and not a county charge, ho was
obliged to pay for his keep or
give a promissory note before
being discharged.
The regular refundment by
the state to the county for care
of non-residents is $50 per case,
which makes $4,000 now due the
county. Cash and notes from
other patients to the amount of
$1,004 have been received by the
county treasurer, making a to
tal revenue of $5,004 for the pest
house during the three months.
As Dr. Blakeslee salary for
said time for the care of Small
pox patients amounts to only
$525, it will be seen that the pest
house is not only self-sustaining
but a rare money-maker for the
Note Ranking Hours.
On and aftter Monday, April
21st, the banks of Bemidji will
open at 9 a. m. and close at 4 p.
m. Customers of both banks
are requested to observe these
To be entitled to vote at a pri
mary election a man must have
lived in the precinct thirty days.
Ladies* Felt Shoes
Ladies' Street Shoes
Ladies' Dress Shoes
Children's Shoes
Infants' Shoes
Telephone No. 1.
Their Intention Before Auditor
To Seek Office.
According to tho primary elec
tion law, the candidates for
county..offices will have, just lour
months from this date to file
their applications for a place on
the nomination ticket to be voted
on in September, seven weeks
prior to the general November
election. All candidates for of
fice must file their intentions
with the county auditor prior to
Sept 16, and deposit at the same
time the regular fee of $10, for
county offices.
Candidates are already an
nouncing themselves by this un-
SHOUT time ago we purchased at a bargain 500 Suits of Ladies, Gents and
Children's Underwear, and in order to move these goods quickly we are going
to sell them at a sacrifice. Remember everything goesMens, Woinons
and Children's Underwear, all grades and sizes. Men's lTnder\vear
for 50C, 75C, $1.00 and $1.25. Worth just double the amount asked
for them. Ladies and Children's Underwear, 26C t $1.00. These are
unheard of bargains. Please remember that we have a line line and plenty of each size
and that this is not a cut sale on odd sizes.
ueen Quality Shoesfo Women
The Best Shoe on Earth.
McCuaig & Ludington
mistakable method. Treasurer
Shinn was the first candidate to
register for re-nomination for
his office Matt Phibbs was sec
ond for re-nomination as register
of deeds: David Sylvester, third,
for re-nomination as auditor and
M. D. Stonor filed his name Mon
day for ro-noinitiation us sur
It is presumed that all Ihe
present county officers will he
candidates for re-election, with
the possible exception of the
county attorney and one or two
of the commissioners. Humor
says there will be do/.etis of new
men up for office this fall, but
none of them are coming forward
with any haste. It is said that
the first coiners will have no ad
vantage of position on the official
primary ballot.
#1.25 PER YEAR.
Gents' Felt Shoes
Gents* Work Shoes
Gents' Dress Shoes
Boys' School Shoes
Boys' Heavy Shoes
Bemidji, Minn.
LBDue and Berry so Charged
By Coroner's Jury.
By "Fishberry" Powder, Dis
covered by State Analysis
The state laboratory to
which the stomach of Eugene
McLaughlin was sent for anal
ysis, sent in a partial report to
Coroner Henderson, and a
Special coroner's jury was sum
moned last night. The report
from the State Chemist Carrol
shows that McLaughlin's stom
ach showed the presence of
Kishberry powder, a most dead
ly poison.
M'oiitiiiiioi! Kiliioi'lul I'HRCI.)

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