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The daily pioneer. [volume] (Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minn.) 1903-1904, April 25, 1903, Image 2

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Entered in the postoflloe at Bemidji as
second-class matter.
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
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 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.
I Backwoods
A. M.
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
"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
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.
This Machine Sold Every
where af $45.00.
Our Price for
This Week,
[-All Kinds of. Sewing
Machines at All Prices
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."
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
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

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