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EDWAR KAISER.. Publisher
Entered in the postoflice at second-class matter. PUBLISaKU EVERY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. We hope that every citizen will now begin to think of the matter of the improvement of the roads that lead out from Bemidji. It is a deplorable fact that they are miserable and every citizen should do all that he can to help create an interest in this important mat ter and in some way waken those who have the matter in charge so something will be done this year. Good roads will bring business to the merchants and to the city. Scores of those living to the north and northwest are going to S^lkce because the roads are better than they are to Bemidji. Some little time ago the writer came from the north, through Solway and was surprised to find about twelve miles of finely turn piked road that would be a credit to any country, while the town ship of Bemidji has not afoot of road upon which this class of work has been done. Such a condition give visiting farmers a very bad impression of the city as well as the enterprise or rath er the lack of enterprise of the people. Let us wake up on this subject and have a few good main lines of road built from the city out to the country. Every one, when having their letter heads and stationery print ed should have their street num ber and the number of their teh ephone printed upon the same. This will give the outside world the impression that we are, what we are, a city that is coming to the front and is something more than a station on the line of the Great Northern railway. While this is but a small matter "it will help some." THE DAILY PIONEER. FITZSIMMONS BROKE. Bemidji as The inquiry for houses to rent is something enormous." There is a constant stream of people looking for houses at the differ ent real estate offices. One of these firms has a sign out, "No houses to rent." This condition of affairs has existed for the past year and the steady increase of population is sufficient warranty for some men of money to put up a large number of houses in ad dition to those that are now being built. TWO^STORYBRICK Building to be Erected By 0'Kel liher Mercantile Company. Plans are now being figured on if not accepted by the O'Kelliher Mercantile and Townsite com pany for the erection of a two story brick building 75x1.00, on the corner of Summit avenue^ and Main street. The building will be modern in every respect. There will be a basement, steam heat, etc. On the corner on the first floor will be a bank 25x50. The other store rooms will be devoted to mercan tile purposes. The second floor will be fitted up for office rooms. The building will be an import ant addition to the town, and will settle the matter as to the su premacy of Blackduck as a busi ness centre for northern Bel trami and Itasca counties for years to come, and also evinces the good judgment of far-sighted business men in selecting this prosperous section of country for their mercantile operations. Blackduck Times. Homeseeker. Several parties are in the city from Iowa and southern Minne- scJf today looking for land. Lang & *rter sent several up into the Black? 'k country to take up soi...- ^steads that they have for sale, while others were taken by team into the vicinity of Selkce to purchase farm lands. The Old Man of the Prize Claims He Is Broke. 4'TelI Rev. Ring After more than 200 battles, covering a period of nearly twen ty years, Bob Fitzsimmons, the old man of tne prize ring, sup posed by his friends to be worth at least $100,000, declares that he has no money left and that the house at Bath Beach, which was owned by his wife, represents his entire wealth. As Mrs. Fitz simmons died without making a will, the title to this property passes to her children, and "Lanky Bob" is left with a life interest only. If Fitzsimmons' statement to his lawyers is accu rate all he has to show for his years of fighting is the right to to live in a house for the rest of his life. DEAD MAN AN ACCUSER. He Knute Nelson, "That He Is My Murderer. Wrote, Something of a sensation has developed in the Johnson suicide case, reported near Fosston. At the coroner's inquest a note was found on the body of the dead man which said, "Tell Rev. Knute Nelson that he is my murderer." The man referred to was at one time a Baptist preacher at Fer gus Falls. He visited Mexico, and on his return revealed to John son, it is alleged, a scheme where by both could become immensely wealthy in very quick order. The story is told that Johnson took hold of the proposition, and on the start put up $600 arid later $500. It seems that Johnson has not had returns from the invest ment. He brooded over the mat ter and on Sunday last ended his troubles by committing suicide. NEW NATIONAL BANK. Cass Lake Authorized to Estab lish New Coin In stitution. Washington, April 24.The comptroller of the currency has authorized the organization of the Merchants National Bank of Cass Lake, with a capital of $25,000. The incorporators are Thos. H. Shevlin and Bovey C. Clark, of Minneapolis Clifford W^. Baum bach, William R. Baumbach^and E. J. Austen. A Homeseeker. Mr. John Berman of Nebraska was the guest of Lang & Carter during the past few days and during his visit purchased sev eral tracts of land from them. Although he is from a prairie country he was greatly pleased with this country and will invest*), heavily and alsoinduce his friends to come here and grow up with the country as he has done in Nebraska. Got Ducked. C. Kidder, with the S.-S. Jack son Lumber company, at Ten strike,, took a poke at an aggres sive lumberjack on the lake shore yesterday and Kidder and the lumberjack both fell headlong into the lake. A party of fisher men nearby came to the rescue with spear and both men were safely landed on shore. The lumberjack had followed Kidder aruund all day, and the former finally handed him one with the above result. Entertainment. Mrs. Thos. Bailey entertained a company of about twenty la dies at progrgssive cinch yester day afternoon. Miss Ridenour and Mrs. O'Leary carried off the head prizes, while Mrs. Poster and Mrs. Bowser got the consol ation prizes. A delicious lunch was served at 4:30. Probate Matters. The estate of Jacob Remore was closed yesterday. The administrator, W. N. Ross, was discharged. COUNTING THE DAMAGE. Rain and Snow Have Made Some Trouble in the Black Hills. Lead, S. D., April 24.Considerable damage has been done in various parts of the Northern Black Hills by the recent, heavy rain and snowstorm. The region has seldom if ever ex perienced a heavier downpour, and the fact that snow fell instead of rain in the higher portions of the Black Hills range was all that saved the re gion a disastrous flood. There have been a number of landslides, resulting in the loss of some property, but no loss of life? The Burlington train on the Spearflsh bianch was struck by a landslide, and one of the coaches was knocked crosswise of the track and partly buried beneath the sliding earth and rock. The train had to be abandoned for the day. The snow fell to the depth of from a foot to two and a half feet at Terry, Portland and Crown Hill sations, around bald moun tain. DIES FROM INJURIES. Receiver Wanted. Red Wing, Minn., April 24W. H. Donahower, assistant attorney gen eral, and D. C. Lightbourne, deputy in surance commissioner, are presentfng arguments to show why a receiver should be appointed for the Pine Is land Mutual Hail Insurance company. It is claimed the company has losses amounting to over $80,000 which it is raable to pay. Killed by Boiler Explosion. Winston-Salem, N. C, April 24. The boiler at Shore & Moser's sawmill near Bethany, exploded yesterday, killing three men and injuring an other. The explosion was caused, It is thought, by low water in boiler. Breslau, Silesia, April 24. DIs Many Silesians Freeze, patches from various parts of Silesia report that the bodies of fifteen per sons who were frozen to death during Sunday's snowstorm have been found In snowdrifts. Solons Will Serve Without Pay. Helena, Mont., April 24.More than a majority of the members of the last Montana legislature have expressed their, willingness to serve without pay at an extra session to pass an ap propriation for an exhibit at St. Louis. Culmination of a Feud. Poplar Bluff, Ma^ April 24.As the culmination of a feud Rube Hayes shot and killed John Jones and prob ably fatally shot Frank Jordan near the village of Fisk yesterday. Hayes surrendered. CXS22 Ou line of Desks offers everything price, design and desired in substantial construction. The quality is the best and prices right. Refrigerators We have alall line of refriger ators at reasonable prices. No kitchen is complete without a re frigerator. Drop in and look over the stock. Sun Proof Paints A new line of Patten's Sun proof Paints, guaranteed to last for five years if used according to directions. Bru shes, oils, etc This Machine Sold Every where at $45.00. Ou Price for This Week, Only Hia Farmer Is Caught by the Belt of Engine. Wood Lake, Minn., April 24.Yes- terday William Vogt, a prominent and well-to-do farmer living near this vil lage, caught his arm in the belt of a stationary engine which he was ope rating. He was carried around sev eral times before help came, and his head was crushed, the arm broken in several places and the side crushed. He died in three hours. PAH Kinds of Sewing Machines at All Prices THE LATEST CONVENIENCE. AU the Comforts of Home Without Necessity Of Going There. An insidious little circular has of late been calling the attention of New Yorkers to certain down-town parlors where a man may keep evening clothes, extra too coats, and other changes of apparel, avoiding in this way the annoyance of going home to dress. As the colliers of Killingsworth who witnessed the first journeys of Stephenson's "traveling engine" did not, in all probability, appreciate the importance of the experiment going on under their eyes, nor foresee the revo lution the little machine was destined to work in the habits of mankind, so the recipient of this circular doubtless fails to grasp its real purport of the possibilities that lie dormant in that innovation. The plan is only a germ as yet, but what changes will ensue when our women have seized upon and elaborated the scheme? With a ward robe judiciously distributed in different parts of the city and its suburbs, a demoiselle will be able to go throuch Go-Carts An elegant line of baby buggies and go carts of the newest pat terns at the very lowest prices. Don't make your purchase until you see our line. KITCHEN CABINETS BOYS' EXPRESS WAGONS WSTE BASKETS G. SLOCUM INSTALLMEN MUSI STOR E BEMIDJI, MINN. ine STiccc&aive uausrormiiuou requirea by her day's amusementjump from riding habit to golf skirt, into luncheon, reception, and ball dresswithout the tiresome necessity of reentering the family circle. Think what saving of nerves and cab fare will Result! Two of New York's largest department stores already provide bath-rooms where customers can take dips between a tussel at the bargain counter and a quick lunch. The phrase, "All the comforts of home," will soon be as ob solete as the place itself, and return ing there, except to sleep, will be eliminated from the list of a damsel's duties.Eliot Gregory in the Century. SKELETON DINNERS. They Abound in Fluids, Bat Are De ficient in Solids. "What's the matter, old man? You look as though youhad been up against it," remafEeTT" well-known man about town yesterday, meeting another of the same ilk. The comment was not uncalled for. Blear-eyed,, pale and nervous, the young man thus ad r*T.icPc did show every evidence of ex- IN BUYIN FURNITURE You have two things to considerfirst, Quality then Price. When You have made up your mind to buy a lot of furniture come in and look over our stock. We will quote you prices that will make the mail order catalogues look like very small change. Ou stock is new and up-to- date. W believe it to be the best and most practical stock in northern Minnesota. Ou stock has been selected with but one purpose and that is to supply a want that we were never in as good a position to supply before, and that is to give you something that you formerly had to send for. A visit to our store will tell you more than several pages of type. Trunks, LAMPS All kinds of repair work neatly and promptly done. E. NAYL0R, Licensed Embalmer. Bemidji, Minnesota. Telescopes, Suit Cases Valises, Vir'^a&ES^SSmSSElSISSISSBSm san treme dissipation. Jtie presseu Etc IKJUI hands to his throbMng head and ejacu lated: "Skeleton dinner last night. Never agaL Once is enough for a lifetime." Then he groaned. "What's a skeleton dinner?" asked his friend. "It's a dinner with nothing to eat," was the 'reply. "What you lack in food you make up in drink. Friend of mine gave it at his toe last night. First course, oyster shells and cock tails. Second course, hot water In bouillon cups, with sherry on the side. Third course, papier mache fish, 'noth er cocktail. Next course, lamb chops with the meat scraped off and claret. Then the skeleton of a turkey and gobs of champagne. By that time the thing seemed so funny we didn't care wheth er we got anything to eat or not. So we drank champagne till the cows came home an'' the roosters were crowing. That's a skeleton dinner. If you ever sit down a table where an alleged humorous host begins by set ting oyster shells before you, it's up to you to play foxy."Philadelphia Record. Cuspidors A stock of cuspi dors at from 10 cents up. We have a line of Waste Baskets in willow and wire at all prices. Don't forget the Big Furniture Store with the Little Prices.