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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher Entered in the postoffice at Bemidji. Minn as second class matter. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Copy ifor changes of advertisements in The Daily Pioneer must reach this office by 10 o'clock a. m. in order td insure their appearance in the issue of same day. "A GREAT FUTURE." After two years of more or less miserable cowardice on the merger question, the Minneapolis Journal finally got as far as a sitting position, and on the 21st of this month contained the fol lowing editorial under the above heading. Six months ago the Journal was poking fun at W. P. Street for having been defeated for senator on the merger plat form: "In these days the Pacific north west receives much free advertising. It is related that at the launching: of the great Minnesota at New London, Conn., in April, inquirers were heard to ask whether Seattle was on Lake Superior. It is not long that such crass ignorance will be common. The commercial news and gossip of the day has much to say about the forg ing ahead of the North Pacific ports in competition with San Francisco. An English engineer, just returned from the Orient, has declared that Se attle^ destined to become the Liver pool^of the Pacific. The railroad editors ail over the country are begin ning to learn that oriental traffic Hows not west but northwest. The northern transcontinental haVe made rates that put the southern out of the run ning. The latter begin to understand that if they are even to hold what they have they must put forth tremendous efforts. Curves must be taken out, grades shoveled down, mountains tun neled, mileage shortened. "Harrim: is beginning to do for the southern lines what Hill began to do for the Great Northern fifteen years ago. In these times fifteen years is a long lead. The great route for ori ental trade will for years, if not for ever, be along the northern lines to Seattle. That will make Seattle the great American port of the Pacific. As the population of the United States grows and its productions in crease, as trade relations are estab lished with the trans-Pacific countries, the Pacific commerce will become a vast one. The skeptical are wonder ing what J. J. Hill will find to stow away in the huge bulk of the Minne sota and Dakota, with their capacity of 2,500 freight cars each. The freight will soon be ready. One per cent grades brought railway freight to Se attle, and these great ocean carriers will attract the water-borne com merce of the Pacific to the same port. "To an inland city like Minneap olis it may make no vital difference whether San Francisco or Seattle is the great port of the Pacific, yet it is -something to be on the main traveled road. If the commerce of two and perhaps three continents is to roll by our doors we ought to get some benefit therefrom." RUSSIA has grown with won derful speed through years of bloodshed, oppression and fanati cism, developing in the few years since Peter the Great's time, wonderful power. Throughout the history of this growth the chief feature has been murder murder on the thronerulers slaughtering each other and even their own children wholesale murder in Siberia where thous ands of Russian subjects perish miserably because they speak for liberty, and now it is a whole sale murder of the Jews in the name of a religion borrowed from the Jews. "What next? IT LOOKS as though the insan ity plea was working overtime in the criminal cases. The defense in a murder trial at Salt Lake City urges the consideration that the defendant, who was a street car conductor, sometimes forgot to ring up fares. THE crop outlook in Dakota never was betterbut the grain isn't in the bin nor the money in the farmer's hands yet, and many things have been known to happen in that state between now and threshing time. IT IS time that the people of/ northern Minnesota united in a determination to solve the ques- VC.f PS-'.'-W AND tion of drainage without delay. Tehave too feebly appreciated oar needs in this respect, and we have been too modest in our de mands. We have attempted great things ourselves, but we must attempt greater. We must quadruple, the ditches we are digging, and we must demand that the state take up this matter upon a large scale. Now is the time to begin the agitation of this matter. It is a duty incumbent upon the state to properly develop the northern part of Minnesota by an extensive system of state ditches. Thousands of dollars, hundreds of thousands are needed, and the state must be made to see that they must be furnished.Crookston Times. RALPH WHEELOCK, CRUELLY MANGLED. Engineer of Electric Light Plant Is Caught by One of the Large Belts. Brainerd, Minn., May 23.Nicholas Heller, engineer at the Brainerd elect trie light plant met with an accident which may result in death. He was caught in a large,belt and one arm was almost pulled out of its socket. One leg was broken and he sustained other serious internal injuries. He is one of the oldest employes of the plant and well known in Brainerd, having lived here many years. Strikers Sentenced. New Orleans, May 23.Judge Booli man yesterday sentenced to three months' imprisonment the elevea street car men who were convicted of interrupting the progress of mail cars during the street car strike. Kills the Wrong Man. Middlesboro, Ky., May 23. John Moore, aged twenty-four, a railroader, was shot and killed by Edgar Ball, aged eighteen, yesterday In Shelby Turner's saloon here. Ball was shoot ing at another person. Subscribe for The Daily Pi oneer. i I inhis politi cal column in the Minneapolis Tribune, says there is veiy little danger that Judge Spooner will have any opposition when he comes up for election next year. THE BEMIDJI PIONEER is now issued as a daily. Bemidji is fast forging ahead and will soon be incorporated as a city.Norman County Index. I N Near Schools and Churches These lots are in Bemidji, and many of them border on Bemidji and Beltrami avenues. Prices from $100 up. Terms easy enough for anybody to have a home. Street & Gibbons, Agents, Bemidji, Minn. AR E YO 'BROKET O is it your Furniture that needs repairing? While it is not our busi- ness to remedy the first evil, we are in a position to make a specialty of Furniture Repairing If you have apiece of old and broken furniture, bring it around to us and we will make it as good as new. All work of this kind is guaranteed. Ou Carpet Dep't Is complete in every detail. We have the latest in Rugs, Portiers and Lace Curtains. Call and exam- ine our prices and terms L. NAYLOR g^yiiyvy*VWW*VA/VWV*VWVVW*/iA/W*^ **AA TmssFFmsBrm. I