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EDWARD KAISER. Publisher. Entered In the pbstbffice at Bemidji, Minn., aslsecond class matter. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Copy for changes of advertisements in The Daily Pioneer must reach this office by 10 o'clock a. m. in order to insure their appearance in.the issue of same day. BASEBALL tALK game received everything_ calcu lated to please a base runner's heart except money. This prime requisite to the support of cthe series of high class games. Judg ing by the cash donations at the contest Sunday, however, the majority of enthusiasts have a wrong idea of the manner in which such a series may be insti tuted. Bemidji needs a good ball team. Her citizens want it. This was demonstrated in a practical man ner by the size of the crowd at the last game, merely an ama teur performance. Aside from the pleasure attached to witness ing first class exhibition of the great American game, thftre is the fact that an Al team is a big factor in advertising its home town. An aggregation of tliis class not only makes money for its promoters if given the proper support, but results profitably t^ the business men. Beyond ques tion a ball team is a good thing for a town, and the better the team the better it is for the town. It should be given at least a rea sonable support. Local fans can never expect good games to be played on the home grounds if they do not in the future do better in the way of financial aid. The money thus expended promotes the best in terests of the town to a certain extent, and is spent here for the most part. The Havers in Sunday's bal vegetable with alarmed eyes. ii that 500 people witnessed the contest which, though not a metropolitan exhibition in itself, was way head of no game at all, and better than the financial as sistance rendered would war rant. From this assemblage of rooters only $17 was collected,, hardly half enough to defray the expenses of the eighteen ball tossers, and an average of a little less than six cents for each of the 500 onlookers. Everything considered, the turnout was a very good one for the size of the town, and is a cri terion of what Bomidji and the surrounding country could do in If the game Sunday hade a financial snecess news of the affair wrould POTATO FAMINE. There seems to be an unusu ally good opportunity for Bel trami county farmers to make money this year. Present indi cations point unmistakably toward a potato famine. Those who have planted their ground to potatoes will find that a high c.vilih.blc. baseball t,nn ^as have washed a big hole in the sadly lacking. It is estimated potato crop, occurring as they way of raising interest in a price cull be obtained for them the fall, Small property own ers, whether they are farmers or not, might even now do well to devote their little plot of ground to the tuber. If they raise only enough for their own use thay will find it to be money in their pockets. The scarcity of potatoes, reli able commission men through out" the northwest assert, will continue untill the crop of 1904 is dug. It is already making itself painfully evident to the thrifty housewife, who is at present eyeing the soaring of the homely but useful little rr-i t\ _T .L'l -*rU The greatj floods through-the bottoms of the Mississippi river and its branches are the cause of the threatened famine. They did in some some of the leading market farming communities of the country, and will, it is claimed, inevitably bring about the predicted scarcity and pro portionate raise in price. The early crops have been irreparably ruined in the flooded regions, which contribute largely to the country's supply, and authorities state that the later crops to the south of here will many of them be practical fail ures as far as selling for the market is concerned. 3-53 5-3-* -2-2-S-js-5-3:5-3-2-5-2-5 -5-5-5-2 faf 1 Backwoods Sketches... **k lowe have spread, and might be expected to result in a series of high class games. Good teams would be ready and anxious to come andffplay the locals. As the quality of the games improved the crowds at tending would grow in Opropor tion. Bemidji would be spoken of as a good baseball town. Peo ple coming here would likewise take note of her manifold ad vantages as a place of residence and her name would become familiar in thesurrounding states. Bemidji can support as good a team as some of the towns in the circuit of northern league. The business men in the past have been liberal enough in their support now let the ordinary citizen take a personal interest in the matter, as he does in the games, to the extent of at least paying an admissirn fee. hi BY \\i 11/ \\l 11/ \\t A. M. GREELEY SOME OTHER A. SMITH. Four men sat around a gaming table in the booming lumber.town of Boomapolis. Angry words were heard, then a pistol shot, and a young man staggered from the table and fell backward, dead. A local paper gave the story in a ten-line local the following week. It was a case of "bad luck at cards, followed by suicide." The affair was forgotten long before the paper came out, and the gamblers had reloaded their cards while the goddess of justice wrapped a fresh bandage around her eyes. But one there was in a nearby lumber camp who read the account without forgetting. He came to the city and sought out the fresh grave of the unfortun ate-A. Smith. He stood alone by the grave beneath the stunted jack pines. The early moon beams fell upon a face that looked hideous with its lines of steel around the mouth. As he raised his arm aloft and swore an oath, there was the spring of a tiger in his eyes. Three months have passed, and of the three gamblers who sent Smith to his grave, two have fol- Qn sho an open windowwa whilte dealinghguor cards the other fell from a train, the papers said. The third scented pestilence in the air and had disappeared. th A tall man with a swarthy face stepped out of a saloon in Duluth, then suddenly was seen to clutch an awning iron. His lips paled and his tongue declared a strike as a young man sprang up to him and clutched his. hand. Slowly his quivering lips obeyed a dazed will. "Are you sure enough the Alonzo Smith I left in Boomap- olis?" "Of course, Bill, what's eating you." 'How long have you been hang ing out here?" "I come here the next day after you started to work in the woods. You size me up as if I was a ghost." "So you are a ghostto me. I thought you dead and rotting. Yes, by glory, I've got a grave stone over you in the Boomapolis boneyard." They entered a saloon where a few "stiff cocktails" stiffened Bill's backbone, without, how ever, removing his jgloomj The younger man noticed this with pain. "Why don't you cut out this gloom, Bill?" "Are you sorry I ain't dead?" "No, Smith, I ain't exactly sorry, only disappointed like. You know that when I stake out a piece of work to do I am that bull-headed that I want to stick to it till the last dog is hung. But I've got to give in this time. I wish you could have stayed dead till I plugged that third card shark. Long as it wasn't you, I cannot go ahead revenging all the A. Smiths in the country." KANSAS SUFFERED wORST. Floods Caused Damage Aggregating Over $12,000,000. Kansas City, Mo., June 9.Kansas has suffered as a result of the* recent floods more than any other state. No actual figures to sustain this can be given, but those acquainted with the extent and amount of the damage have been making estimates and r.helr conclusions may be considered fairly reliable. The damas" done in the principal cities? and towns it is esti mated will aggregate over $12,000,000. No account has been taken of the smaller towns, although nearly 200 of these were affected by the floods. The very lowem estimate that can be made of the loss done to crops is $5,000,000. Owing to the lateness of the season and the condition of the soil it is very doubtful ii any pro^t will be derived during the remainder of the year trom the farms which were inundated. As a consequence there will bo a great deal of individual want and suffering among farmers upon whom the blow fell heaviest. BLOODY BATTLE LOOKED FOR. Militia Guarding Prisoners May Clash With Armed Settlers. Denver. Colo., June 9. A special from Corby, Kan., says: Chauncey Dewey and his cowboy associates, Mc Bride and Wilson, charged with the murder of Daniel Berr-y and his two sons, are under arrest and guarded at the hotel by the sheriff's posse and a company of the Second regiment of the Kansas national guard. To-day the march across the range to St. Francis will begin with the militia and sheriff's posse as guards. At Berry's ranch, sis miles west of the O. K. ranch, owned by the Deweys, 150 armed settlers are encamped. This is on the line of march the soldiers will take with the prisoners, and another battle in the hills is likely. Movement of Earthquake Wave. An earthquake wave has been known to travel across the Pacific ocean in twelve hours and sixteen minutesthat is, at the rate of six miles a minute. AWrUL DISASTER HUNDRED LIVES LOST IN A COL- LISION BETWEEN TWO STEAMERS. CRASH TOGETHER AT TILL SPEED ONE STEAMER SINKS WITHIN SEV- ENTEEN MINUTES AFTER ACCIDENT. WORK OP RESCIE DITflCULT OTHER VESSELS MAKE DESPER ATE EFFORTS TO SAVE DROWNING PEOPLE. Marseilles, June 9. A terrible shipping disaster occurred a little dis tance from this port at noon yesterday, when two passenger steamers, the Insulaire and the Liban, both belong ing to the Fraissenet Steamship Com pany of Marseilles, came into col lision. The Liban sank and over one hundred of her passengers and crew perished. The steamer Liban left Marseilles yesterday morning on her r^gu vr pas senger trip to Bastia, Coioicc, and was run down and sunk by the Insulaire off the Maire islands. The collision was witnessed by the pilot boat Blechamp, which was about two miles distant. The Blechamp immediately repaired to the spot to render assistance. The fo"ce of the collision had Cut a (..cat Hole in the Liban's side and she already was taking water rapidly. Her cap tain saw the only chance was to run the steamer agrounc, and the Liban was headed full speed for the shore, but within seventeen minutes of the col lision and white still in deep water, the fore part of the steamer plunged beneath the waves and a few minutes later she had entirely disappeared. In the meantime the Blechamp, the steamer Balkan, also belonging to the Fraissenet company, and other ves sels had drawn near the sinking ship and were making desperate efforts to rescue those on board. The Blechamp picked up forty persons, many of whom were at the point of exhaustion. The Balkan rescued thirty-seven pas sengers, and up to the present it is known that in addition to" the "passen gers seventeen of the crew were also saved. Scene a Terrible One. Officers of the steamer Balkan 'de- scribe the scene just before the Libaa disappeared as a terrible one. As the vessel was sinking she was inclined to such an angle that her masts struck the water, causing, an eddy which E. J. Willits Dealer In REA ESTAT E 38,000 acres of good land for sale Correspondence Solicited BEMIDJL MINN. --uo most uimcuic. *?ng were cling- vessel and ut- as she went ?S2.e the boilers inhue me wont 01 A mass of human ing to the foundc tered despairing down. At the s.Vw exploded, intensifying the horrors. For a few moments the victims were seen struggling in the sea, then the waves closed over them and all was silunt. Of about 200 passengers who were aboard the Liban it is feared that at least half were drowned. The Balkan launched three boats and the other vessels did all possible to save the victims in the short time that elapsed between the time of the collision and the sinking of the Liban. WATCHMAN SHOT ON DUTY. Asks Loiterers Their Business and They Reply With Bullets. Chicago, June 9.Fred Burkhardt, a night watchman, was shot and prob ably fatally injured by men whom he believed to be burglars. Near the rear door of a saloon in Sedgwick street three- men. stood in .the shadows. Burkhardt approached and asked what they were doing there. In reply three shots were fired, two striking him in the head. Seven men are under ar rest and will be taken to the hospital as soon the the* wounded man is able to stand the ordeal for identification. TO BE BISHOP OF MANILA. Pope Appoints Father Harty of St. Louis to the Place. Washington, June 9.The papal del egation in this city received notifica tion by cable of the appointment of the Rev. T. T. Harty of St. Leo's church, St. Louis, as bishop of Manila. The appointment was made by the pope and has been accepted by Father Harty. Rebels Are Defeated. Coro, Venezuela, June 9.After two days' hard fighting the Venezuelan government troops, under command of Gen. Gomez, assaulted the camp of the revolutionists commanded by Gen. Matos, Gen. Riera and Gen. Lara and defeated them. The rebels were en camped near Pedregal, twenty miles from this place. The capture of Gen. Matos is expected shortly. Sentenced for Life. Helena, Mont., June 9. James S. Kearley was sentenced by Judge Smith to life imprisonment for the murder of Thomas Crystal. Kearley was one of the best known civil and mining engineers in the Northwest. Chile Is Expanding. New York, June 9It is officially an nounced, says a dispatch from Lima, Peru, tiat the Bolivian government has signed a treaty with Chile, the basis being a cession of Bolivian coast lands for a cash consideration. Centenarian in New South Wales. The last census of New South Wales shows sixteen centenarians, one being 113 years old, and four of 104 years or over. (flant Column ANYONE desiring to buy a rotary sawmill of 20,000 feet capacity write "No. 300.'* care this office. EXCELLENT chance for man with small capital to get into paying hotel business at Crookston, Minn. For particulars address letters to proprietor of Commercial hotel, Crookston, Minn.* FOR SALETwo thousand cords of 10-inch wood. Wes Wright. 34tf FOR SALEYoung pigs. See J. P. Duncalf. 21tf LANG & CARTER exclusive agents for Bailey's addition. STRAYEDCame to my prem ises one white dog and pup. J. Gilbertson. Diamond Point. LOSTPure black mare, -i.years old, about June 2. Reasonabl reward for return of same, or information leading to her re recovery. Ole Anderson, Lake Shorehotel, Bemidji, Minn. 41-6 For Sale. In order to close the estate of the late Mrs. A. E. Milne, the property and business known as the Lakeside Bakery, is offered for sale at a bargain. It includes lot, building, stock and fixtures. The place is doing a splendid business. Anyone looking for a first class opening in one of the best towns in northern Minne sota should look this proposition over. C. C. Doty, administrator, Bemidji, Minn. FOR SALE! TWO 35F00T LAUNCHES Strong, Durable Boats Gasoline Engines Address 223 Manhattan Building, Duluth, Minn. THIRD STREET BOWLING_ ALLEY. For Week endinprizes Tuesday.beJuno following1 ^VA, 9th, the will ottered: HIGH SCORE IN TEN PINS One pair Cold Cuff Buttons Furnished by E. A. Barker. HIGH SCORE IN SEVEN BACK One Negligee Shirt Furnished by I. Meyer & Co. G. WEETMAN, PROPRIETOR. -MP .PMltTIflG. Decorating Floor Finishing. Granite Floor Finish WALL PAPER and PAINTS 1W. JOKES TELEPHONE 20 4 Office Opp. City Boat House. AAAA/1 Livery Stable A. M. BAGLEY SUCCESSOR TO J. J. JINKINSON New Carriages and Good Horses New and Second Hand Carriages For Sale BEMIDJI MINN. Jay Reynolds Attorney-at-Law. Office: Over Lumbermens Bank