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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher. Entered in the postoffice at Bemldji, Minn.. aslseeond class matter. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Copy for changes of advertisements in The Dally Pioneer must reach this office by 10 o'clock a. m. uin order to insure their appearance In the issue of same day. AND Brother.. McPherson jn his Little Fork Guardian says: "If you want to look real beauti ful don't go to the toilet and plaster your face with paint and try to look pretty. You cnn't. It is not Nature's way of beauti fying. Rather spend that much time every day taking a hike in the woods or basking in the sun shine. Unlatch that artificial face of thine from the real one and then you will be pretty, yea, beautiful. EDITOR GREELEY of the Big Fork Compass pours forth thusly: "A vegetable diet makes a mush and milk sort of mai, lifeless, cold and clammy. It gives him the energy of a turnip, and his only ambition seems to be to make laws for the protection of fish and game.'5 After all, we think it would be better for all concerned if there was a law to protect both fish and uue BEMIDJI'S building boom has never known a day's sickness. (Jrookston Times. BACKJ N '29 ByF. N. LANG Away back in 1829, before Chi cago was hardly known, Galena, 111., at the head of navigation on the Eever, became quite a notable point on account of its shipments of lead ore that was dug from the surface of the ground in the county northward. The country was filled with English miners called "Cousin Jacks." Lead or galena was worth $100 per ton, money was Jlush, the country new, and times were* wild/ It was the frontier mining district of the country. In 1849 the gold, discoveries of California and other and later gold excitements in Colorado allured these miners from their safe and profitable "diggings" westward when, at the close of the war lead dropped to $80 per ton the western gold fever caused those who" had remained to go also, thus' leaving the country to the farmers. The soil being of the very richest character, and the settlers being content to farm for a living, the old pits, shafts and trenches.anade and left by the miners were filled and leveled for farming: purposes sometimes at a cost of $50 per acre, and the country settled down to farming. Today a ride through this dis trict (Grant county) shows a roll ing country, nearly every acre of which is crop or pasture. Large farm houses and barns, luxuri ant grasses and clover, beautiful elm and maple shade trees, sleek cattle and horses in the pastures, well-to-do farmers in buggies be hind good roadsters are con stantly seeneverything looking prosperous, and at least one-third of the farmers being fully aware of the fact that they own not only a farm worth $100 per acre for farming purposes, but also that below the surface has an untold -wealth of zinc and lead which will some day be opened up by those intereste in mining. The top soil is a black, rich loam, and one wonders at first why the plowed fields show so many spots about a rod in diameter of red dish soil. The face of the coun try looks as if it had the small pox. These spots prove to be the remains of the "diggings" of .early days, and could they but tell of the wealth of mineral that the pick and shovel had drawn from the loose, top soil, the world could hc-rdly believe it. The mining industry of this section has lain dormant for many years, but the past two years has seen something of a change, as a few hea parties have invested small sums in de veloping properties, and in every instance where the money was judiciously expended in sinking a shaft and developing a mine it has proved a financial success. The veins are wide, long and well defined, so that mining is safe amV'.isure. suri'aee indica tions are so positive" that the find ing of the veins is an easy mat ter. The ores are well distributed through the veins, and in this re spect differ from the deposits of the Joplin, Mo., fields in which the ores occur in lenses or iso lated deposits, which make for tunes for those who find them, and break those who do not hap pen to strike them when search ing by drilling, sinking shafts or drifting. Mining in the Plattville district resolves itself into a matter of using fair judgment in the selec tion of a location and following it by decently, economical work. Neither this country, nor in fact, any other will warrant the reckless expenditure of money, such a" is all too frequent among managers of mining properties who carry the check book for a wealthy syndicate or stock com pany. TO BE CONTINUED Quality Is Never Stinted Here. Price Always Is. I. MEYER & CO., High Art Clothiers. VESTA BANK ROBBED. $2,500 in Currency and Ail Notes Taken by Cracksmen. Redwood Falls, Minn., June 5. Burglars cracked the safe In the bank at Vesta and robbed it of all its contents, including $30,000 in currency and all of the notes. A farmer three miles north of Vesta reports t-hat three men stopped at his farm for a drink. They were well dressed young men, one being rather fleshy, with a heavy-set jaw. They were dressed in medium light-colored clothes. Village Wiped Out by Fire. St. John's, N. B., June 5. A tele phone message from Norton says tht village of Briggs' Corner, Queons coun ty, was wiped out by fire, only on* house and a hall being left. Loss, $30, 000 to $40,000. PLOT TO KILL PRESIDENT. Satchel Full of Dynamite Found Hid den Near Lincoln Depot. Bloomington, 111., June 5. There was a sensation at Lincoln yesterday morning over the discovery of a satchel full of dynamite hidden near the Chicago & Alton track.- in Lincoln. This was located within a few feet from where President Roosevelt was to leave the train this morning, and a plot was suspected by the police. A thorough investigation is in progress. Conectiny u"Ta oT Temperatures. The British leather service is col lecting report? from the North Atlan tic and Mediterranean of the tempera tures observed by shipping masters. The data thus collected are to bo worked up in charts. This will show', among other things, the exiont of ihe gulf stream. Bad Proofreading. Is there such a thing as literary perfection? Dr. Henry Van" Dyker.'an- nounces that he has found five gram matical errors in the original West minster confession, "including a split infinitive and a singular verb to a plural subject." Do You Believe in Sims If You Read Ours You Do. I. MEYER & CO., High Art Clothiers. Historic Portrait Spoiled. Among the best portraits in the white house previous to the recent '"renovation was that of Mrs. Benja min Harrison by Daniel Huntington, for many years America's foremost portrait painter. In the "restoration" this portrait has been rehung to suit some modern interpretation of the alleged original plan of the mansion by George Washington. In doing this the paint has been scratched and scraped and in some important spaces has been knocked off entirely. Worse than this, a hole about three inches long has been punched in the canvas. They Catch the Suckers. "What's the good of 'bucking' against the Wall street game, when an ordinary broker can afford to pay $2,000 for a sign- to catch suckers?" said on,j*sho had "bucked" in vain to another who was seeking advice. They were standing in front of -a Broadway skyscraper, on either side of the entrance to which were enor mous bronze signs of brokerage firms. I do not think $2,000 would begin to cover the expense of certain signs in the financitl district. They are bigger and finer than the most costly historical tablets. Painting Is Appropriate. Some very handsome paintings were placed recently on the wails of the cafe of the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York. The man who hung them evi dently had a good idea of the eternal fitness of things. Suspended just over the sign of a firm of Wall street brokers is a picture of a flock of sheep, the thickness of whose fleeces indi cates that they are about ready to be shorn. "Very appropriate" is the in evitable comment oi those who notice the juxtaposition of the sign and the painting. American Internal Commerce. In view of the establishment of the Department of Commerce and Labor it may be interesting to note that the internal commerce of the United States last year has been estimated bv the government statistician at' $20,000,000,000. Fifty years ago it I was only $2,000,000,000. The manu factures of the United States are near iy double those of Great Britain and Ireland, and about equal to those of France, Germany and Russia com-j bined Lesson in Chaplain Milburn's Life. It was of the late William H. Mil burn, the -blind preacher chaplain of the house, and afterward of the Senate, that William R. Morrison once said: "Mr. Milburn is a man who fears God, hatos the devil and votes the straight ticket." -Mr. Mil burn's life illustrates what one can do in the face of hardships. He was totally blind before becoming of age, but became a Methodist clergyman, successful lecturer and author, keep ing at his work until a few months before his death at the age of eighty. The newspapers were read to* him every day and he kept fully posted on passing events. Full of Absentees. There was a larger attendance than usual in the "Ame" comer" at the Fifth Avenue hotel last night, and these we-e some of the interesting stories told: "Judge Gildersleeve," re marked George W. Wanamaker, "was telling the other night of a laughable 'bull' made by Maj. Leach, once fa mous as the head of the Irish rifle team. The judge was visiting in Ire land and remarked: 'Major, is it true that much of the trouble in this little country of yours is caused by ab sentee landlords?' 'It is, sir,' re sponded the major. 'Sure, our little is land is full of them.'"New York Mail and Express. The One Thing Wrong. A foreigner went into one of Bos ton's hi:: -hotels, one Sunday morning not long ago and asked for a typical BGEtcn breakfast. ..After J=ome con ference with the-head.waiter_an. espe cially nice breakfast was served, in cluding of course codfish balls, brown bread and pork and beans. The visitor ate with apparent relish, but after some minutes summoned his man. "These beans are delicious," he said, "and the coffee could not be better, but"pointing to the codfish ball "you may remove the little bun. There appears'to be something dead in it." Future Center of Learning. The principal owner of Boomtown was showing the capitalist over the site of the proposed metropolis. This plot o' ground." he said, "is where the railroad depo is gnin' to be locat ed Over there where you see them cottonwood trees we'll have the court house. Back of us about half a mile, where them cockle burrs is growm', we'll put the electric light ptant. "And how about that patch of swamp land over there on the right?" asked the capitalist. "Well, I first intended that for the stockyards, but I've changed my mind. That's where the university'll be."-Chicago Tribune. A Much-Married Man. An inhabitant of Creglingen, in wurttemburg, whose name is Eritz Kottman, claims to be the champion benedict of the world. He has been married no fewer than eleven times. His first three wives died young, the next two were drowned, one commit ted suicide, three died in succession, the tenth was gored to death by a bull, and he has just recently married the eleventh, who had a leg cut off by a railway train last year, so that the wedding had to be postponed till now. Chamberlain Not to Be a Peer. By way of stamping with absurdity the report that Joseph Chamberlain has accepted a peerage, it is pointed out that King Edward would not think of offering a peerage to minister who is within measureable distance of ob taining the premiership, nor would a minister who is in such a position think of transferring himself to the other house unless he had decided to round off his political career. E. J. Willits Dealer In REA ESTAT E 38,000 acres of good land for sale Correspondence Solicited BEMIDJI, MI N Mean to Enforce SabDath Laws. Sheriff Cummings of Lewiston Me., has undertaken a partial enforcement of the old blue laws by compelling the confectionery shop c-wners to shut up on Sunday. These storekeepers are charging discrimination and now threaten to serve papers upon the sheriff in an action which will force him to carry his crusade even further and enforce to the very letter all the famous old purity statutes. This will mean, as is their purpose, that busi ness and labor of all kl^ds must cease upon the Sabbath, ana even the newsboys will be driven from the streets and the electric cars prevent ed from operating. Rising American Oarsman. A young man with the poetic name of Feniand DemovueUe, son of a for mer police commissioner of New Or leans, will be the representative of the- Yeu-n-g Men's Gymr.asi.ic. club of that city to compete in the trying out of the American oarsmen on Harlem river, New York, on the occasion of the Harlem regatta. If he succeeds in passing he will be one of the com petitors for the diamond sculls to be awarded at the Royal Henley regatta in England. Mr. Demoreulle has made an enviable reputation at the Cres cent city as an oarsman. Specialists in Demand. One of America's most successful oculists, Dr. Critchett, a specialist, re fused $35,000 to go to India to oper ate on a powerful native prince, and Dr. Gelezowski of Paris got $25,000 for ridding the second son of the late shah of Persia of a troublesome eye. A certain duchess paid $25,000 to a London specialist for eliminating a trouble which seriously threatened her beauty. Dr. Sheldon of New, York, for curing the daughter of a Standard oil magnate, received se curities worth in the open market $87,000. Who would not like to be a specialist at these figures? A Chinese innovation. Some foreign clothing has been tak en into the palace at Pekin for the emperor and em pi ess dowager to try on, so that they may come to some decision regarding its introduction in official circles. Should the emperor and empress dowager sanction the wearing of foreign costumes by the court an unprecedented departure will have been taken. In no way is the conservatism of the Chinese shown more strongly than by their adherence to their national dress, even when living in Western countries. Women Want Palace Cars. Society women in New Orleans have begun a movement to have the street railway company put on palace cars for their convenience and comfort. They say they can not ride in the present cars when they are in after noon or evening dress, as the cars are dirty and there is no telling who their eeatmate may be. They do not mind paying extra fares for the use of ex clusive cars. Twice Told (Shirt) Tales Come in and Listen. I. MEYER & CO., High Art Clothiers. "Robbery," a New Magazine. A magazine has been started ID Bolglum to chronicle the doings of the criminal world. It is called "Rob- bery," and will appear quarterly. It will contain accounts of famous thefts in days gone by side by side with descriptions of the most up "to date methods employed by thieves, burglars, etc., though it is not to be, so far as known aa organ of the trade. Space will be also devoted to illustrating the various tools and In st: -ised by tbe craft on noc turnal excursions in town and coun try, Common Sense Shirts jr for 1 0 0 Common Cents. I. MEYER & CO., High Art Clothiers. Livery Stable A. M. BAGLEY SUCCESSOR TO J. J. JINKINSON New Carriages and Good Horses New and Second Hand Carriages For Sale BEMIDJI MINN. THIRD STREET BOWLING ALLEY. For Week endiriff Tuesday, juiie 9th, the fpllbjtvlrijj* prize-.-, will be offered: HIGH SCORE IN TEN PINS One pair Gold Cuff Buttons Furnished by E. A. Barker. HIGH SCORE IN SEVEN BACK One Negligee Shirt Furnished by I. Meyer & Co. G. WEETMAN, PROPRIETOR. Jay Reynolds Attorney-at-Law. Office: Over Lumbermens Bank Peterson & Hoff, Painters and Decorators. House Painting, Paper Hanging, Graining, Decorating, Etc., Etc. MODERATE PRICES. PAINTS, OILS AND WALL PAPER. rpftijuiHG^1 Decorating Floor Finishing. Granite Floor Finish WALL PAPER and PAINTS W. G. JOJIES TELEPHONE 20 Office Opp. t-ity Boat House,