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HE DAILY PIONEE R.
EDWARD KAISER.. Publisher Entered In the postofhee at Bemidji as second-class matter. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. DOUBLE-HEADER TROUBLE. The Great Northern trainmen are now being polled on the ques tionof ordering a strike to compel the road to give the Montana men double pay whenever two loco motives are hitched to one train in going over the mountains. In other words, to establish the rule that whenever two locomotives are attached to one train, the whole crew shall receive double pay it being the intention of the committee to compel the road to reduce the number of cars to an average of thirty to each locomo tive, and after that has been done, if the gradients of the track require two engines, even for thirty cars, then there shall also be required two sets of conduct ors and brakemen or their equiv alent in pay for those who are employed. It would seem to an unbiased observer that Mr. Ward, who is an amiable but auburn-haired young man, has the best of the argument. And it is at least evi dent from the disputes had be tween Mr. Ward and the train men's committee that the issue is hardly of sufficient importance to the whole body of men to war rant a general strike or tie-up of the system, with all its disas trous consequences. The Great Northern is doing more for the general develop ment of the country which it traverses than any other in the west, and has. done everything within its power and within the scope of engineering and me chanical skill to reduce the cost of hauling freight for the farm ers. But it and all other rail road companies are forever be tween the gulf of political agita tion and the storm centers of working men's-strikes the- fann- ers for low freights and the train men for higher wages. Modern education among workingmen goes to the limits of war and its terrors in order to accomplish what to an ordinary business man ap pears vastly unreasonable. And there is hardly anything modern that is nearer Sherman's defini tion of war than the tie-up of a great railroad system. Yet the men of the Great Northern (some thousands in number) were urged by their committeemen to enter upon an act of war in or der to enforce double pay for a few men in the mountain divis ion west of the Missouri. THE PIONEER very much fears that if the men take the step urged upon them, they will find the famous merger decision a two-edged sword, which will reach other combinations than the Northern Securities Com pany, and that United States marshals will be more numerous in Minnesota than they are now. Bemidji is rapidly assuming metropolitan airs. The latest addition to its enterprises is a daily newspaperTHE PIONEER published by Editor Kaiser. It is a highly creditable paper, and the citizens of Bemidji should feel proud of it. The American wishes the daily a long and suc cessful career. Blackduck American. Premature Blast. Negaunee, Mich., April 30. John Junnia, aged twenty and single, was killed, and Matt Matson. fatally hurt by a premature blast in the Blue mine. GREAT PUGILIST AS REFOflMfR ,!.-lii En .Sullivan Give* A'lriro on Many Important Subject*. John L. Sullivan has been giving some "gooo advice" to people who want to get on in the world, He says that the iuan who is a dead failure is a better adviser to others than the successful man, because he is a "warning" to others to avoid what, bTougBXhTin"~down. Joh gives this advice to young women: "I believe in athletic girls to the point that makes women strong physically, but I don't like to see a man-girl with no thoughts ot home or domestic life. Take the advice of a rough a'lviser, such as I am, and give the great part of your sound health and physical" perfection to a little home somewhere. I often think that we men might be better men sometimes if the others did a lit tle more to make our home more pleasant. Society takes up so much time now that home suffers. I don't want any one to think I approve of polygamy, but I nave thought at times that the average man who mar ried ought to have two wivesone to keep his home and make it pleasant, and the other to attend to the social functions, which are so numerous now adays WHAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDED Benefits of a "Cal" Explained by Little irishman. Up in Harlem there is a little gro cery store kept by an Irishman, whose conversation is a constant joy to at least one of his customers. It bub bles up continuously as a spring and is just as fresh and unstudied. The other day he was talking* to the cus tomer, who stood waiting while he artistically sliced a pound of bacon, about some building operations that were just being started in the next block. "Yes, sir," he went on, "they're go ing to put up a the-ayter there. Good thing for this neighborhood. And the man that's doing it owns that vacant lot a-joinin', too, and when the the ayter's finished he's going to build a big hotel and a calf." "A what?" asked the startled cus tomer. "A calf," said the little grocer cheer fully. "Fine thing for the neighbor hood. I've always thought it was a pity we didn't have no good restau rant around here."New York Com mercial Advertiser. Try a Want Ad in THE DAILY PIONEER BUY LOTS IN SECONDAND THIRD ADDITIONS Near Schools and Churches These lots are in Bemidji, and many of them bor- der on Bemidji andBeltrami avenues. Prices from 100 up. Terms easy enough for anybody. STREET & GIBBONS, Agents Examiae-ife A^^legant five drawer drop head Sewing,,Ma chine, up-to-date in every detail ...ONLY... Warranted for ten years by the manufacturer, who has a represent ative on the ground] to whom you can go for redress. Sold at a very low price without sacrificing qual ity. YO _CAN' BEAT THIS PRICE WITHOUT SACRIFICING QUALITY A GOOD MACHINE AT A LOW PRICE IS THE CHEAPEST AND MOST SATISFACTORY IN THE END. We have a great variety of the most popular machines to select from and can give you the machine you want at a right price. You can certainly save money by buying your machine here. G. SLOCUM INSTALLMENT MUSIC STORE BEMIDJI, MINN. WATC THE DAIL PIONEER