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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher
Entered in the postdffico at, Bemidji. Minn,
as second c'ass matter.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON.
Official County and City Paper.
A little more editorial of the
same quality, please, and the new
Daily Pioneer of Bamidji will
rank with the best of them.
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ask to be relieved of government
The Bemidji Pioneer's daily
edition, started a couple of
weeks ago, continues to bear out
the promise of the first issue in
appearance and contents. Editor
Kaiser certainly deserves jour
nalistic congratulations. Walker
Now that the employers have
organized for the protection of
their own interests the unions
organized to fight the employers,
and the non-union men organized
to fight the unionsthey should
have the situation well in hand
VThe small boy and the air rifle
is raising particular Cain with
the song birds in this vicinity.
If the residents would report the
matter to the police it will be ing
stopped, as it is a misdemeanor
in this state to kill song birds.
The ordinary boy with an air rifle
can make more trouble in five
minutes than a drunken lumber
jack can make in a whole day.
Honor Harrison's Mmioiy
The decision of President Roosevelt
to direct the secretary of war to have
the new infantry military post at In
dianapolis named "Fort Benjamin
Harrison" meets with popular approv
al, not only in Indiana, but through
out the United States. It is under
stood in Washington that Gen. Miles
originated the idea some time ago, it
Castellane Family in Politics
The Castellane family of France
will be well represented in the next
house of deputies. Count Ioniface
who needs no American introduction,
was re-elected, and his brothers,
Counts Jean and Stanislas, have also
been elected. This is the first time
that three brothers have been re
turned simultaneously, and has given
occasion to t?he following expression
from a ministerial organ in Paris:
"As Napoleon carved kingdoms for
his brothers, Count Boni is berthing
his family in politics. This is a
fact, worth noting."
RELICS OF ANCIENT DAVS.
Interesting Finds Made at Bergen in
St. John's convent at Bergen, Nor
way, was situated on a slope near the
present Strandgaden street, where,
till within six years ago, still existed
the garden, the knight's hall, whose
walls were covered with pictures rep
resenting the chase, and a large vault
ed cellar, the ceiling of which was
supported by massive' columns, ,3but
these relics from a bygone time were
obliterated to make room for modern
four-story brick buildings. An adja
cent street still bears the name of
Taarnsmug (Tower lane). The story
of the convent of St. John was re
called a few days ago when in exca
vating the site of a building recently
destroyed by fire on Stranrlgaden
street the ancient cemetery of the
convent was exposed to view. A large
number of skeletons were disinterred
and several objects of interest were
found. Far below the surface of the
ground was discovered a stone wall
of enormous thickness, the remnants
of a cellar. As the convent was abol
ished about the year 1500, the skele
tons found must be at least 400 years
CASE DISH AND CANDLE HOLDER,
Mrs. Julia Alice Earl of Cincinnati
has invented a combined dish and
candle holder for use in connection
with birthday cakes. It has ii entral
vertical tube, with a seoond tube
coupled to the first one at its upper
end in such a way as to be easily re
moved. The second tube supports a
series of branches, which in their turn
provided with sockets to hold the
caudles. One advantage of the ar
rangement is thit any ore of the sets
of candles may be removed at a mo
ment's notice, and thus one may have
HB many tapers as are wanted, or aa
then being his desire to name the In
dianapolis arsenal in honor of the late I i Northern, 81@81 l-2c No. 2 North-
president. When it was decided to
abandon the arsenal, the question of
establishing a military post near In
dianapolis and naming it "Fort Ben
jamin Harrison" was called to the
president's attention and he approved
of it immediately.
DIAMONDS SOLD WELL.
Government Realizes a Neat Sum on
Gems Confiscated From Smuggler.
Detroit, Mich, May 10United States
Marshal W. R. Bates yesterday sold
at public auction 581 diamonds on the
steps of the federal building for $19,-
175. The gems were seized in 1899 from
Louis Buschi who was later convicted
in the United States court of smug
gling them from Canada and fined $1-
400 and $200 costs. The diamonds
were sold in three lots and were
bought by two local firms.
WRECKED ALL TH E CARS.
One Man Killed and Twenty Others In
Hot Springs, Ark., May 16.The out
bound passenger train on the Choctaw,
I Oklahomc & Gulf railway, jumped the
annuities. Wonder if the unions day, wrecking all except tl'e
will ever strike for lower wages,
and railway porters refuse tips.
yester-n Pullman slacker and carryinyg an iro
bridge down into Gr.lpha creek. Ono
man was killed and at least twenty
others wero injured, one fatally and
PIONEER FOUND DEAD.
George Bashaw, Who Had Lived More
Than a Century, Suddenly Dies.
Salem, Or., May 10. Joseph Ba
shaw, who was, as near as can be
figured out, at. least 114 years of age.
was found dead in bed. He was prob
ably the oldest man in Oregon. He
was a frenchman by birth, and served
under Napoleon. He drove an ox
team to Oregon in 1847 and was then
a fray-haired man.
DOSE WAS FATAL.
An Actor Dies After Taking Powders
New York, May 10.T. D. Makey,
aged thirty-five, an actor and membev
of the "Princess Chic" company, who
had just returned from the West, died
yesterday after taking some powders
recommended for an illness. A phy
sician ..'lio reached the hotel as Ma key
was dyin^, said it looked like poison
The coroner will hold an au
Quotations From Grain
Live Stock Centers.
St. Paul, May 16. Wheat No. 1
Northern, 77@77 1-2c No. 2 Northern',
7G@761-2c No. 3, 73 l-2@74c. Corn
No. 3, 43@ 45c No. 4, 41 43c nc
grade, 37 39c. RyeNo. 2, 47@48c
BarleyMalting grades, 45@55c feed
Minneapolis, May 16. WheatNo.
1 hard, 79 5-8c No. 1 Northern,
78 5-8c No. 2 Northern, 77 5-8c.
Duluth, May 16. Wheat No. 1
hard, 80c No. 1 Northern, 78c No. 2
I Northern, 76c flax, $1,14 3-4 oats,
34c rye, 50c barley, 3551c.
Milwaukee, May 16. Wheat No.
ern. 79 vi 80 l-2c. RyeNo. 1, 52 l-2c.
BarleyNo. 2, 58 l-2 59c. Oats, 34 1-2
g35c CornJuly, 45 l-8c.
Chicago, May 16. Wheat No.
2 red, 781-2@79c No. 3 red, 71tf7 77c
No. 2 hard winter, 73(72 7Gc No. 3 hard
winter, 70 75c No. 1 Northern
spring, 80(a81c: No. 2 Northern
spring, 79(f/80 1-2c No. 3 spring, 71@
79c. CornNo. 2, 44 1-2 45c No. 3,
44@44 1-2c. OatsNo. 2, 32c No. 3,
Sioux City. Iowa. May 16. Csnle
Beeves, $4 @^o cows, hulls and
mixed, $2 4.25 stackers and feeders,
$email@example.com calves an.', yearlings, $3
4.40. Hogs, .$6.356.55 bulk, $6.35
Chicago, May 16. Cattle Good
prime steers, $5 5.50 stockers and
feeders, $34.90 cows, $1.50(5)4.90
heifers, $2."0 Ti 5.25 calves, $2.50 6
Texas-terl su-t.rs. $4ft 4.75. Hogs
Mixed and butchers, 56 60 6.80 rough
heavy, $6.G06.70 light, $6.356.S0
\vj.k of sales. $6.60 0.75. Sheep
G/)od to choice wethers, $4,755.50
fair to choice mixed. $3.75 4.60
Western sheep, $4.60 5.35 native
South St. Paul, May 16. Cattle
Good to choice steers, $4.505 good
to choice t:ows and heifers,, $3.25@4
good to choice feeding steers, $3.75@
4.25 steer calves, $2 3 good to
choice stock cows and heifers, $2.40
2.75. Hogs Price range, $6.40
6.921-2: bulk, $6.6.0 6.65. Sheen
Good to choice shorn lambs, $5.71^6
fair to good, $firstname.lastname@example.org heavy, $4.50@5
culls and stock ewes. $2.50@3.
Viceroy of India for another term. The
post was offered to Lord Minto, gov
arnor general of Canada, but he de
A. M. BAGLEY
SUCCKSSOK TO .1. J. JINKINSON
/T Curzon Will Stay.
$8bonfion, May 10.Lord Curzon yes
terday accepted the appointment of spiders stretched on sticks. In other
and Good Horses
New and Second Hand
Carriages For Sal
HUSTLING TO THE GRAVE.
New York Proudly Exhibits the Advan
tage of Premature Death.
Travelers between New York and
Philadelphia who do not read or sleep
during the run may have noticed
that a large number of cemeteries are
to be seen from the train. There are
probably more "cities of the dead"
along that line than are to be found
during any other journey of the length
in this country.
A New Yorker, a Philadelphian and
an Englishman made the trip to the
Quaker city in company. The Eng
lishman commented on the astonish
ing number of places of burial along
the route. Whereupon the Philadel
phian gravely explained that the
frantic rush and excessive strain of
New York life broke up its victims
with little warning, and that the
scared Gothamites escaping, but with
mortal injuries, succumbed soon after
quitting the deadly city and were
buried by the way. Some of them, he
added, die within sight of the Calm
city (Philadelphia) itself.
Banter gave place to a spirited dis
cussion on the relative output of work
of the two cities, Philadelphia's rep
resentative urging that the deliberate
ness which characterized its natives
made for better workmanship, and In
the long run for a greater output. The
outstanding features of New York
business life were, he declared, scurry
The Gothamite wound up his de
fense thus, says the New York Mail
""Well, if we do hustle ourselves
into premature graves, we get there
early and secure the choice lots."
TWO MONSTERS OF CHINA.
They Guard Graves of Former Rulers
of the Flowery Kingdom.
The Rev. Frederic Poole, who con
ducts the Christian league's mission
in Chinatown, said yesterday: "When
I was a missionary to China I visited
the two huge elephants, each 30 feet
in height, and each carved out of a
single block of stone, that guard the
grave in Hankow of the last of the
Chinese emperors. They are impress
ive and majestic beasts, and are
known to be over 300 years old. How
they were transported to Hankow no
one can understand, for their weight
is enormous, and there is not a stone
quarry anywhere near Hankow. The
backs of the two elephants are round
ed, yet balanced nicely on them lie
hundreds of little etones for there is
a popular Chinese belief that he who
can throw upon one of thorn a stone
that will lodge there will have a son
for his next child. So every day a lot
of pebbles are hurled, and two or
three out of every hundred stick.
Well, a brother missionary was with
me, and he, for an experiment, threw
at the nearest elephant two stones at
once. Both, for a wonder stuck.
Thereupon my friend turned to me
and said, with a look of dismay, 'I
hope not, Poole.'"Philadelphia Rec
But All Were Real Ladies.
The Mafeking Mail published this
extraordinary police report concern
ing a "lady" with her head tied on:
"Sophia, Michey and Maggie were
charged with casting Katrina to the
ground on Sunday and beating her
with fists and stones. Katrina. ap
peared with her head tied on, in evi
dence of the damage sustained, and,
a jagged piece of rock about five
inches across, stained all over with
blood, was produced in court and
sworn to as one of the tools used
to open prosecutrix's head, the plan
adopted, according to her evidence,
being two of them holding.her down
while the other banged her with a
stone, the husband of the victim not
interfering as 'he did not know what
the row was about.'
"Dr. W. Hayes, acting district sur-
geon,' proved that prosecutrix
brought him a hole in her head on
the right hand side and a big lump
on the other. After a patient inquiry
Mr. Green fined Sophia 1 or one
month, and the other two ladies 10
shillings each, or fourteen days."
A physician of Manayunk, Pa., has
In his laboratory a number of Chinese
medicines that were brought to him
from China as curiosities by a Metho
dist missionary. These medicines are
inconceivably horrible. They are little
vials. One of these contains centi
pedes, carefully dried and- stretched
on sticks. In another are the ground
teeth of tigers. A third contains cica
da, or locust, shell, and a fourth dried
jars are shavings of ivory from an
elephant's tusks, dried silk worms,
dried lizards and powdered snake
skins. The hair of little children cut
very fine and mixed wit' fish oil is
probably as difficult a medicine to di
gest as any in this strange cabinet,
though such a dose might seem pleas
ant enough to the native of the in
terior of China, where the sick often
take human flesh as a medicine. The
late Cortlandt Hodge had indubitable
proof during his ill-fated residence in
China of that cannibalistic practice.
Ancient Custom Still Holds.
Ceres games, instituted in 1314 to
celebrate the return of the Ceres men
from Bannockburn, were celebrated
recently in Fifeshlre, Scotland.
German Socialistic Press.
The Socialist press of Germany
numbers 140 publications, fifty-two
New Cure for Drunkenness.
The lntest cure for drunkenness Is
A langh Is vorth a hundred groan*
In any inarkLCharles Lamb.
Real BiMehall Eotbomant,
James A. Hart of the Chicago bas3
ball club, described in the Saturday
Evening Post a notable base ball en
thusiast, Arthur Dixwell of Boston. In
1889 he traveled with the Boston
team tne entire season he did not
miss a single game paid his own ex
penses in every way asked no favors
and in addition presented the players
with a box of cigars at the close of
every ^ame they won. Mr. Dixwell
kept all the records of the National
league players as faithfully as a bank
clerk keep? his books. That fall the
team made a trip to California after
the close of tie season, and Mr. Dix
well played the string out. Although
ordinarily a verj quiet nan, he was
on his feet shouting his peculiar "Hi,
Hi!" whenever the time came for ap
plause for the Bostons. He soon was
dubbed "Hi Hi Dixwell," but being a
man of dignity, the sobriquet seemed
too familiar, consequently he was
called "Gen. Hi Hi Dixwell.''
"Golden Rule" Jones, mayor of To
ledo, was recently legislated out of the
office of peace magistrate and on the
last day upon which he discharged his
duties, he also discharged all those
brought beforo him charged with
trivial misdemeanors with the injunc
tion, "Now try to be a good man." To
every offender he spoke gently, ad
vising him to mend his ways and
brace up. Five "plain drunks" were
much affected by the mayor's kindly
words. "Before leaving the court
room and of their own volition five
men in turn grasped Mayor Jones'
hand and made a solemn pledge never
to touch another drop of liquor. There
was scarcely a dry eye in the court
room as this pathetic scene was en
Writing in the Independent on the
subject of the suoserviency of the
German press to government influ
ence Poultney oigelow expresses this
opinion of American newspapers: "It
is not for us Americans to brag about
our newspapers, and there are many
owners of great dailies who would
look more ornamental on the gallows
than in the top of a tall editorial tow
er, But whatever faults our papers
have from one standpoint of good
tas or private morals, on the whole,
they get at the tacts, and publish
them without much regard as to
whether it will please tne government
Benjamin H. Ridgeiy, the American
consul at Malaga, answering inquiries
from persons in th6 United States as
to the almond and raisin crops in
Spain, writes to tbd state department
as follows: "Unt'.l after the early
spring wind storms it was impossible
to give definite information, but now
that these storms are over it. may be
said that the almond crop promises to
be at least up to., if not slightly above
the average. But for heavy frosts
during early April in the provinces of
Malaga and Granada there would have
been an unusually large yield. The fa
mous Jodran almonds of commerce
are grown exclusively in the province
of Malaga and from 125,000 to 130,000
boxes is a fair average crop. 'Valen
cia' almonds are also a Malaga pro
duct, and an average yield would be
about 175,000 boxes, which, in addi
tion to the Jordan almonds, would in
dicate a total crop this year of about
300,000 boxes." Malaga raisins are fa
mous all over the world. At present
the production, which has grown
smaller uome years ago because of the
ravages of the phylloxera, is on the in
crease. A good average crop would
mean about 1,200.000 boxes. Last year,
owing to the floods and storms, the
crop was short many thousand boxes,
and in all the commercial history of
Malaga there never was known such
fluctuation in prices. Merchants as a
rule had a bad year and lost large
sums of money. This year there is
every promise of an abundant crop of
fine quality, with good ruling prices."
For Snappv, Up-to-date Work,
BEMIDJI DECORATING COMPN'Y
All of the Old Ideas that are good
as well as the Latest Methods of
Phone No. 17.
Peterson & Hoff,
Painters and Decorators.
House Painting, Paper Hanging,
Graining. Decorating. Etc., Etc.
PAINTS, OILS AND WALL PAPER.
Jay L. Reynolds
Office: Over Lumbermens Bank
Pioneer Shoe Shop
Rudolph Bohm, Prop.
Repair"'- Neatly and
Three Men Shot
Their orders into Dorau & Lyon's
for eve troughs today.
The Pioneer Harness Shop has put
in an elegant line of Trunks,
Valises, Dress Suit Cases
and a complete line
"We carry in stock eyerything in the
Harness and Saddlery Line,Har-
nessOil, Mica Axle Grease,
Whips, Lap Robes, Fly
Nets, Etc. ~~_
Also the celebrated International Stock Food.
OUR MOTTO: Reasonable Prices and Fair Treatment.
THE PIONEER HARNESS SHOP
Frank Longcoy, Prop.
No. 317. BEMIDJI MINN.
Buy a Lot
THE AWNING HAN.
Tents of all 'kinds and Descriptions
for sale or rent. Hunters Equip
ments, Flags, Camp Furniture, etc.
Wagon and Stack Covers, and all
kinds of Canvas Goods. Estimates
free on application.
M. C, JONES
TEL. 20. Office 311 Bemidji Avenue.
In the New Townsite of
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