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PITH OF THE NEWS
EVENTS OF THE PA8T WEEK IN A
From the Capital.
Gustave Kluczinske has been ap
pointed postmaster at Northeim, Mani
towoc county, Wis.
The conversion of the Wells (Minn.)
bank into the Wells National bank
hs been approved. Capital is $30,-
A postofflce has been ordered estab
lished at Elmwood, Aitkin county,
Minn., with Charles Lindberg as past
Authority has been granted for the
organization of the First National
bank of Mapleton, Minn., with a cap
ital of $25,000.
Miss Charlotte R. Farrington of
Minnesota, a clerk in the census bu
reau, has been transferred to the of
fice of the supervising architect.
Commissioner General Sargent of
the immigration bureau has made ar
rangements with the transportation
officials at Winnipeg to assist in en
forcing the new immigration laws.
Acknowledgement of the aid ren
dered by the American people, to the
famine sufferers of Sweden has been
made through United States Minister
Thomas at Stockholm by Earl J. Berg
atrom, governor of the province of
The allies now want to put in a
claim to The Hague for expenses of
conducting the blockade of the Ven
ezuelan ports in case the tribunal de
clares that they shall not have prefer
ential treatment. Minister Bowen for
Venezuela will not accept this pro
Secretary Cortelyou of the depart
ment of commerce announced that no
more appointments would be made in
hie department from outside the civil
ervice for some weeks to come. In
surance companies are already send
ijf in reports to the new dansbrtwwt
We are Selling Lots
Every Day in
oax, cnner carporaivcns are siow.
The United States civil servioe com
mission made a statement claiming
the recent supplanting of Surveyor
General C. C. Goodale of Colorado by
the appointment of J. J. Vivian to be
due to an investigation by that com
mission for violation of the civil serv
ice law by collecting political assess
Special examinations will be held in
April for the purpose of creating a list
of ellgibles for appointment in the
office of the civil servioe commission
and in the new department of com
merce and labor. Examinations will
be held in St. Paul, Mankato and Du
luth, Aberdeen, Mitchell, Watertown,
Fargo, Grand Forks and Pembina.
John G. A. Leishman, United States
minister to Turkey, has been making
strenuous efforts to obtain an audience
with the sultan in order to present, by
direction of Secretary Hay, a letter
from Mr. Hay insisting upon but not
demanding the institution of a more
liberal policy toward American pro
fessional schools and other interests
in which this government is con
A $50,000 fire in Chicago burned 75
and 77 West Monroe street, a seven
story brick block.
After rescuing his wife and two chil
dren from his burning dwelling, Will
iam Kllcker of Chicago was overcome
by smoke and perished.
Owing to the miry condition of the
streets in Chicago the engines could
not reach a grain elevator owned by
the Nickel Plate railway, and it was
wholly destroyed by fire, entailing a
loss of $75,000.
One person dead, so badly burned as
to be unrecognizable, eight others in
jured, a panic in which twenty-two
families were driven into the street,
and a property loss of $10,000 make up
the result of a fire which started in a
five-story tenement house in Riving
ton street, New York. Of those in
jured only two, Mrs. M. Hochman,
fortv vears old. and Sanmp] Hochman.
RESIDENCE LOTS 37x140
With 20 Foot Alley. High, Dry
and Level. Near Sawmill.
At $75.00 Each.
Hotel Markham Block,
A NICKEL A
Given Away with Every Ten Dollar Purchase
cignt years, were seriously nun.
Notes From Abroad.
The Riff tribes have enthusiastical
ly proclaimed the sultan's brother,
Mrs. Horace Porter, wife of the
American ambassador at Paris, died
suddenly of congestion following a
News has reached Panama that the
President of Honduras, Gen. Sierra,
has sent a representative to Aceituno
to make peace arrangements with Gen.
Striking masons precipitated a riot
in endeavoring to prevent non-strik
ers from working at Basel, Switzer
land. Seven companies of soldiers now
picket the town.
Bjornsen's new play, "On Storhove,"
which had its first production at the
Deutsches theater in Berlin, is a fail
ure. The critics and public have
unanimously rejected It.
William A. Wilson, formerly dis
bursing officer of the bureau of coast
guard and transportation, has been
sentenced at Manila to twelve years'
imprisonment for defalcation.
It is rumored in La Gauira, Venezue
la, says a dispatch, that the revolu
tionary leader Rolando has 4,500,000
cartridges at two hours' distance from
Caracas, and a battle is expected to be
fought by April 15.
The prefect of police of Paris and
the prefects of all the departments of
France are distributing official notices
from Premier Combes to the congre
gations of the action of the chamber
of deputies, requiring them to disband.
This affects twenty-five teaching or
ders, having 1,580 branches, with 15,
964 members, and twenty-eight preach*
lng orders having 8,040 member*.
Ruraf free delivery of mail from
Prior Lake was instituted April 1, with
two carriers, and delivery was also
started from Shakopee, Jordan and
New Prague on the same day. Shako
pee and Jordan having throe routes
each and New Prague two. The roads
_.. i nnQv condition.
NINETEEN LOT S SOLD
Nineteen business in Ny
more now sold. School
and church assured.
N O SALOONS
Tribute to Abram 6. Hewitt.
As a tribute to the memory of
Abraham S. Hewitt a $500,000 fund is
being raised by wealthy Now Yorkers
and the sum will probably bo used as
an endowment for the benefit of Coop
er union. The project is already an
assured success, as Andrew Carnegie
has subscribed $50,000, J. P. Morgan
and William Earl Dodge $25,000 each,
while such very wealthy men as W. C.
Whitney, D. O. Mills and Wheeler H.
Peckhatn are on the committee in
charge of the enterprise. Mr. Morgan
is treasurer of the committee.
Miss Rogers' Progression.
Who is Miss Rogers? Well, up till
now she has been a school teacher
but hereafter she must appear on the
roll of honor as the woman who
whipped the six-foot captain of a
high school football team with one
hand while she was putlng another
youth into condition for the repair
shop with the other. Miss Rogers has
jumped from a small paragraph
among the "school items" to a scare
head column on the sporting page.
The Progress of Cremation.
Cremation within the past few
years has made much progress in Eu
rope, and still greater progress in the
United States. San Francisco at the
present time leads the world In the
number of its citizens who are yearly
cremated. Despite, however, that
more persons are, year by year, sub
jected to this process, there still ex
ists much prejudice against crema
tion among the population at large.
Little Mineral in Paraguay.
Consul J. N. Rufnn reports from
Asuncion: "There exists no copper,
gold or silver mines In Paraguay.
Some copper is found, but It has
never been worked. I havo never
heard of the existence of silver in the
country. Gold, I understand, exists
In the district called Mlssiones, near
San Miguel, but it has never been
worked, and no statistics can be ob
TheNew Clothing Store
W R. BAUMHACH.PKKSIUKNT
C. W. HAUMHAOIl, VIOK PUKHIDKNT
Bemidji Meat Market
Fresh and Salt Eggs, Vegeta
Game and Fish
in Their Season
CAS PAID FO HIDES AN FURS,
GRAHA & KN0PKE, Props.
Lumbermens State Bank,
TIME CHECKS CASHED. FIRE INSURANCE WRITTEN
Ke*p your valuable papers, etc., in our steel safety deposit boxes
YOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED
Your patronage solicited.
Street & Gibbons
Town Lots for Sale
Nymore Adjoins the Mill
Gruonds and is only a 10-Min-
uteWalk from the Saw Mill
The Future home of the
Mill Employes will be Ny
bles and Fruits
Best Creamery Butter
Always on Hand
W. L. BROOKS, CASHiKK
A. H. 11 ARRIS. ASSISTANT CAKIWKU