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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER.. Publisher Entered in the postoflloe at Bemidji as second-class matter. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. A $10,000 SALE. The Famous Doud Farm Goes to W. F. Street of Bemidji $10,000 Deal Closed. W. F. Street today closed a deal with Mr. and Mrs. Free man D. Doud for what has been known as the Freeman Doud farm, adjoining Bemidji townsite on the north, at a consideration of $10,000. He gets 156 acres of land in the deal, Mr. and Mra Doud reserving their home place of about an acre on Diamond Point. The Douds had hereto fore sold to other parties six acres fronting on the lake front, but Mr. Street gets almost a half mile of frontage and over a half mile bordering on the north. The exact description of the land con veyed is the south half of south west quarter and lots four and five in section four, township one hundred and forty-six, range thirty-three. This is the heav iest transaction that has ever taken place in Bemidji real estate, not even excepting the Crooks ton Lumber company mill site. Mr. and Mrs. Doud have oc cupied this land for twelve years, it being his homestead under the United States land laws. It is one of the handsomest tracts of land in Minnesota, and last summer was thought at one time to have gone into the hands the Bemidji Townsite company at a consideration of $20,000. Interviewed as to his purpose in buying the land, Mr. Street said he was impressed with the opinion that Bemidji would in a short timesay four orfivejears have a population of 10,000 or 15,000 people, and if it doos $75 an acre is a small price to pay for a tract like the Doud land. He said he would go over it carefully with a competent civil engineer and park specialist, and endeavor to lay it out in so attractive a manner that it will add to the al ready established reputation of Bemidji as a place of beauty. While he did not say as much, it is barely possible he may create a village park out of Diamond Point, and it is his intention at any rate to build a good residence for himself, facing eastward from the first bench of land lying next to Diamond Point. Real Estate. Following are the real estate trans fers recorded today: Gust Gilbertson to Aase Gilbertson, of Clearwater county, lots 1 .and 2 in section 18-148 3(5 and ek of nw, section 13-148-37, $1400.- Guy H. Ilemore and wife to Albert Lindstrom, nei of sw, sebt'on 31-14(5- 33, $250. Mary A. Phibbs, Matt Phibbs and Mary Snyder and Frank Snyder to Rosa Ann Lafontisee, lots 21 and 22, block 3, Lake Pars addition to Be midji. FN. Lang to Francis M. Pretty/nan lot 1, block 3, Bailey,s addition, $250. White & Street Townsite company, to Chas. Jackson, lot 13, block 6, original townsite of Tenstrike, $150. E. S. Church and Schleda Church to Jas. Win'run, lots'14 ana 15, block 3, Lake Park addition, $675. Notice. Notice is hereby given that bids will be received by the village council for running the street sprinkler next Mon day night. Bidder must furnish wag on, village will furnish tank. $By order Village Council. The low prices and easy terms off ered on acre lots in Lang's First Ad dition is causing a rapid sale of them. Price, $100 cash payment, $25 bal ance to suit you. 1-3 LANG & CARTER. I Backwoods Sketches... BY A. M. GREELEY A HOPELESS HUSBAND. No one knew how many times he had been married and no one would credit his own extravagant count. The peo ple of Sand Hill settlement simply called him the "Mormon," and let it go at that. Dell Brander was noted for his passion for pumpkin pies and his marrying. When he brought home his latest wife we all shook our heads wisely and viewed the woman sadly. She was a sad eyed, meak little,' woman. As 'he months sped by the shadows beneath her eyes took on deeper crape. Wisely she threw all her energies into making his favorite pie, and patiently she saw him munch his six pies per clay. But wisdom faints under unjust criticism, and patience dies beneath the blows of un concern. Dell took as much pleasure in calling up the ghosts of his former wives as he found in eating. "How do you like the pies," she would timidly ask. "Middling," he would answer with a snarl, "but I nope you do not call it punkin. It tastes more like an old potato sack dipped in turpentine. Blamed few women can cook pie,%ny- how. Only ha^l one wife that could. She was ray fourth. I believe. Mar ried her in '88. She died with cancer or bloated tongue or something." "Folks tell me I nfake first rate pie." "So you do. I've have bad lots of wives that couldn't beat you. I mind oneshe was Sally Perking. Married her in '74. Died with floating back ache. She couldn't make a pie on a bet. Her pies alius tasted like a stove lid fried in gravy." "I wish you would tell me how you want your pies made." "It ain't no use. Tried to learn a wife to make a pie onceshe was fifth or sixth. Married her in April, '94. Got a divorce from her. Gave her lessons in pie fixing, but blame me if she didn't get worse every day. They got so they wouldn't cook or burn just lav on the fire and sizzle." One day.Dell got a sweariag streak, and his poor wife fled two miles to* the nearest neighbor's. Tne neigh bors were new-comers, otherwise the lady would not have proposed' to es cort Mrs. Dell home. With a stranger in the house maybe & ^^J2?i:-#.JlfflW&. BUY LOTS IN SECONDAND THIRD ADDITIONS Near Schools and Churches These lots are in Bemidji, and many of them bor- der on Bemidji and Beltrami avenues. Prices from $100 up. Terms easy enough for anybody. STREET & GIBBONS, Agents This Machine Sold Every where af $45.00. Our Price for This Week, Only [-All Kinds of. Sewing Machines at All Prices INSTALLMEN MUSI STOR E be wouldn't cjlss around so. As they came up the "Mormon" was cutting wood and swearing at the dog. Such oaths as th% were. They would gibrch. tha bark on a hemlock or turn a howling pack of wolves. "Hush, Dell," sajss his wife Dit eously, with just the color of a hope in her eye, "There's a lady with me." A half finished oath sizzled on hia lir as he paii?ed and straightened up. But |js first words fjll like a pile driver on her quivering hope. "What? -Me hush up for that old scald-head there. Don't tell me she is a lady. I know her. I married her in May, '99." 6 $ G. SLOCUM He Wanted Limes. A recent visitor to Maine tells of an amusing experience in the "Prohibi tion state." Anticipating the difficulty of getting things to drink there he took with him an ample supply of "makings" for gin rickeys, all except the limes, which he supposed he could procure anywhere. The day after arriving at his desti nation, a small town near the Range, ley Jakes, he went to the only store and asked the clerk if he kept any limes. The clerk thought a moment and replied, tentatively: "We got chloride of lime and quick lime, if those'll do you."New York Times. BEMIDJI MINN. Set Too Hot a Pace. In the flush of youth and health as she is, an athletic member of a "strenuous" household, Miss Alice Roosevelt is reported as having found the Newport "pace" too hot for her physicjLpowers. This is not surpris ing, ^ft life lived by those of our citizens whose irksome task is to keep themselves amused jjgrows ever more difficult and is only to be en dured by a sort of professional train ing. It is a familiar observation that at a daylight function at the end of the "season" the "smart" women can easily be singled out even by a stran ger by their haggard, fagged appear ance. i