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THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher. Entered In the' postoffloe at Bemldji, Minn, as.second class matter. PUBLISHED KVERY AFTERNOON. Official County and City Paper. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Capy for changes of advertisements In The Dilly Pioneer mast rea:h this office by 10 o'clock a. m. in order to Insure their appearance in the Issue ol sam day. SOFORESTRV REPORT. C. C. Andrews, chief fire war den ofjtlie state of Minnesota, hi,s just compiled his annual report. It makes interesting reading to those who pay attention to the forests, either in ^business way or otherwise, and shows that the number of firesmostly on brush and cut over titnbar landre ported by local wardens (town supervisors) in 1902 was 34, doing damage to the amount of $3,820. The numbar of prairie fires was 46, and the damage caused, by them was $12,318. Most of the tires occurred in April and May when dry weather prevailed. In a number of cases serious damage was averted by the prompt action of lire wardens and their deputies. At the highest figure there re mains standing in the forests of Minnesota 30,000,000,000 Jfeet of merchantable pine timber. Its value, estimated, is $120,000,000,- 000. The most of it is in the hands of private parties, is ma ture, and will be cut as fast as a good market for it can be found. It is predicted that this immense amount of timber will be entirely cut off within the next fifteen years. The rmst of it will be shipped out of the state. iture timber is that which has reached its fiscal agethe age when it has ceased to earn good interest by its growth. On average pine soil the pine tree does its fastest growing during the first 80 years of its life, and at the end of that period authorities say it should be cut. What is implied by forest pres ervation in Minnesota is thejpro tection from fire .of the remain ing forests, including the young .pine, nowj'all the way ifrom'two inches to 30 feet in height, and some of which will be merchant able -when the original growth will have disappeared the reser vation and treatment |on forestry principles, either by the United States or by the^state of Minne sota, of the few pine lands yet belonging *to 3 the government which Jare better adapted to for estry than] to agriculture and, finally, the ^acquisition byj the state by purchase of any land that is too sandy, too hilly or too rocky for agriculture, and hold ing and fusing ^the sarnie for for estry. IT IS A remarkable fact that there were no disturbances of any kind in ^town yesterday. Although there were 3,000 visit ors in Bemidji, all out for a good time, as good order prevailed as on an ordinary day. Everything was quiet and orderly. Even drunks were conspicuous by their absence. Four men, a trifle jaggy, were quickly disposed of, and this is the nearest approach made to disorder during the day. FENCING GOOD FOR WOMEN. Exercise That Will Impart Grace and Physical Strength. Those who have seen women rh are expert fencers recognize thy.t it is an extremely graceful amusement. Many ladles are taking fencing les sons. Strength of leg is necessary, as well as of wrist, and much activity. But it Is a moat admirable exercise, improving the figure and developing the muscles, and is worthy to be made an art It is not only physical strength that is reauired for this amusement, but keenness of the eye and dexterity of the wrist, and these are quite woman- QuIcRness or perception and ac tion are necessary. MYSTERIOUS MURDER. Gossip Connects It With a Recent Suit by Wife for Divorce. Grand Rapids, Wis., June 14.Mrs. Katherine U. Wood was tounci aatl near her home at Meadow Valley, her skull being crushed, evidently by a blunt instrument. A coroner's iury was summoned at once and brought. In a verdict of murder. Mrs. Wood fig ured in a divorce suit last December in which she charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment. She al leged that she owned the farm upon which they lived and that her husband had married her to acquire the prop erty. The husband proved to the cor oner's jury that he was at work on a farm three miles away from the scene of the crime, and no charge has, there fore, been made against him. No clues have as yet been found to explain this mysterious murder. PRISONERS ESCAPE JAIL. Four Men Gain Liberty at Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls, S. D., June 14.By the aid of a confederate on the outside, four prisoners last night succeeded in making their escape from the county jail in this city. One fugitive is Albert Miller, charged with stealing a horse and buggy from a local liveryman, and was being held until the next term of court. Another is Abe Smith of Pierre, a federal prisoner, who was serving a term of six months for selling liquor to Indians. The other two are William Rush, serving a short term for assault and battery, and Daniel Barnes.., charged with petit larceny. A posse is in pursuit. Although no trace of the fugitives has yet heen found, there is little doubt that all will be recaptured. ADMITS SALOON MEN. Catholic Foresters of South Dakota Let Down the Bars. Watertown, S. D., June 14. The third biennial convention of the Soutfi Dakota Catholic Order of Foresters has just closed here after a successful meeting. There are twenty courts in the state with 600 members. A resolu tion to admit to membership men en gaged in the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors, rightly coming un der the hazardous class, was passed. John E. Hanton of this city was re-, elected chief ranger for the third time. Other officers elected are: Vice chief ranger, Frank Kantowsky of Pierre state secretary, Patrick Walsh of Henry state treasurer, R. N. Arthur of Jefferson*. TOY PISTOL KILLS. Little Boy Dies in Awful Agony From Lockjaw Attack. Blue Earth, Minn., June 14.Little Willie Bassett of this place, the nine year-old son of M. M. Bassett of this place, died of lockjaw from a shot in the hand inflicted with a little pistol shooting blank 22-caliber cartridges. Wednesday morning it was evident that blood poisoning was setting in, and the wad from the cartridge was tound and xemoved, but blood poison ing had already set in. Medical skill was powerless. Spasms set in, and the little fellow suffered terrible agony before the end came. FARMERS FORM TRUST. They Will Unite in Combine to Hold Back Their Grain. Winona. June 14.A number of the farmers in the vicinity of Dodge, Wis., across the river, have made the pre liminary arrangements for the forma tion of a farmer's trust. The object is to pool issues and advance to those farmers who need the money in the fall such amounts as are necessary so that all may be allowed to hold their grain for the higher prices which al ways prevail later in the season, it is said that the organization will be com pleted within another week. WILL RAISE GINSENG. Much Capital Is Required to Make a Successful Start. Pierre, S. D., June 14.South Da kota is to have the ginseng industry started within the state, parties from Valley Springs making a move in this direction and incorporating for $10,- 000 for that purpose. As seed to start in the business costs well toward $100 per ounce it takes capital to get the crop started, and several years' wait before any returns can be se cured. Brakeman Killed. Shakopee, Minn., June 14.A man named Random, from Minneapolis, who was braking on one of the St. Louis gravel trains, a mile from this city, was killed by being run over. School Bond Issue. Morristown, Minn., June 14. At a special school meeting this village voted to issue bonds of the district in the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of building a new schoolhouse. Fire at Kalispell. Helena, Mont., June 14.Kalispell had a disastrous fire yesterday after noon. The American Steam laundry, $7,000, and the Model restaurant, $400, were the principal losers. Wisconsin Frosts. Osceola, Wis., June 14.The heavy frosts of Wednesday night and Thurs day night has played havoc with corn and perishable garden truck in this section. Ice a sixteenth of an inch thick formed. Many say that the corn crop will be a failure this year. Boy Drowned. Riceville, Iowa, June 14. Glenn Hughes, a boy about thirteen, was drowned at this place. He with two other boys were wading in the creek, and got into a deep hole. THE CUS TMOMA* ANECDOTE. Some World-Famous Retorts That Are Ever New. Adolph Klauber told an anecdate of Augustus Thomas quite as suggestive as humorous. He is said to have re plied to a fellow-dramatist, who had remarked that he had seen and heard Thomas' last comedy and "bad not got a laugh out of it," that he, Thom as, had been asked for an opinion on a rejected tragedy by the other fellow and "had got a laugh cut of every line." This retort discourteous is familiar in some form or another to almost every period of our literature. Instances recalled are of the author who asked the literary critic, "Have you read my last poem?" and was an swered, "I hope so and of another who asked, "Have you seen my 'Des cent Into Hell'?" and was told, "No, but I should like to." The old story gains nothing by repetition In new form. DEATH WAS NOT SURPRISING, Britisher Realized Fall Was Suffi cient to Kill Any One. Charles Francis Adams, who was escorting a British friend to view the different objects of attraction in the vicinity of Boston, brought him to Bunker Hill. They stood looking at the splendid monument, when Mr. Adams remarked: "This is the place, sir, where Warren fell." "Ah!" re plied the Englishman, evidently not posted upon local historical matters, "did it hurt him much?" Mr. Adams looked at his friend. "Hurt him," said he, "he was killed, sir." "Ah! he was, eh?" said the Eng Jishman, still eying the monument and commencing to compute its height in his own niind. "Well, I should think he would have been to fall so far."Philadelphia Ledger. Josh Billings' Wit. R. R. Beatty of Washingtonville, N. Y., told this story the other day: "I was well acquainted with Josh Billings and his family when he was an auctioneer. He once sold a lot of cows for a Mr. Haight, who lived near Hackensack, generally known as Dea con Haight, because of his strong religious principlein which not a great deal of confidence was reposed. One of the cows made a bolt and ran square over Joshua, knocking him down. He arose in his wrath and be gan swearing, whereupon Deacon Haight stepped up and said: 'Tut tut, Mr. Shaw you should rot swear.' Josh scratched his head and remark ed: 'Well, Deacon, you pray a little sometimes, but I think neither of us means much by it'" BEASTS BORN IN CAPTIVITY. Those That First Set the Light in Bristol, England, An the Best. The birth of a litter of lions at Haslemere Park, a private menagerie in England, leads one of the English papers to note a fact that has for long puzzled biologists, and that is notori ous among those who interest them selves in the study of wild beasts in captivity, this being that nearly all the lion, tiger and leopard cubs born in that country have a cleft palate, which prevents them from being properly suckled, and usually leads to their premature death. But, beyond this, a more astonishing fact stilland one that also greatly puzzles biologistsis that which determines that of all the wild animals born in England those born in Bristol are regarded as the finest and as the most likely to live. So well known is this to professional showmen and menagerie keepers that "Bristol born" is a recognized brand in tie wild animal tracle Teetotallsm in Texas. When Gen. Horace Porter was !t Texas he came across a man who went about telling everybody, in great surprise, that he "had struck a big thing here." "What's the matter?" peoplp aBked. "Why," he answered, "I was sent down here by a temper ance society in Kansas to distribute these tracts. WelL whenever I hand ed a man a tract he glanced over IL hauled out a revolver from one pocket and a quart bottle of whisky from the other and then said: 'Look here, you just have a drink of that, or my gun'll go off.' Would you believe it! I haven't had to pay for a drop of liquor since I came here to distribute teetotal tracts." Not Looking for Notoriety. No author of the day has been less photographed than Joseph Conrad, who has just published a book of sea stories. His publishers, when his book was about to come out, having failed to persuade him to face the camera for a new picture, hunted high and ,low throughout England and America for som sort of likeness. Finally, in the files of an old English illustrated magazine, someone stum bled upon a small oval head of him, and it is from that half-tone, enlarged and retouched, that all pictures of Conrad recently published have heen made. The New Chinese Minister. Rev. William E. Griffls corrects a published statement that Sir Chen tung Liang Cheng, the new Chinese minister, is a graduate of Yale. He merely studied there, being one of 120 students brought to this country by Yung Wing. The minister ex plains that the first part of his name, Chentung, corresponds to the Ameri can John. The middle part, his fam ily name, Is pronounced Leeang. His title, about which there has been a good deal of talk, was bestoved by the British government after the au thorities of his own country had con sented that he accent it. BOLOED BY PRISONERS. Capt. Clough Overton Makes a Fatal Mistake. Manila, May '*.Capt. Clough Over ton of the Fifteenth cavalry ax 1 Pri vate Harry Noyes, who were killed May 15 at Sudatlai, Mindanao, met their death at the hands of insurgent prisoners whom they v/ere guarding Their companion ip this duty, Private Hartlow, was wounded at the same time. Capt. Overton's troop of the Fifteenth had been scouting in the department of Misamis. Mindanao, on the trail of the insurgent leader, Flores. The cavalrymen captured fifty of Flores' followers and confined them in a house. Capt. Overton and three men remained to guard the pria oners while Lieut. Cameron continued in pursuit of Flores. The prisoners suddenly broke out of the .house where they were confined, secured their boJos and rushed the four Americans on guard. Capt. Overton was slashed with a bolo and bled to death. After escaping the insurgents gathered and renewed the attack on the Americans. Capt. Overton is criticised for having kept three Tien only on g*:rd and for having neglected to destroy the in surgents' bolos. HACKS DRAW FIRE APPARATUS. Town Authorities, of Salina, Kan., Evolve Good Scheme. A Kentuckian, who recently visited Salina, Kan!, writes to a Kentucky pa per as follows: "I wish to tell you of something I saw in Kansas. As I sat in the hote" in Salina the fire bells rang. In a second three rubber-tired hacks standing in front of the hotel started. Before I could ask I saw three hose carts hitched to the axles of the hacks, about one dozen firemen comfortably seated in the hacks, and under whip the procession disappeared at full speed." Not being able to maintain a team of horses at the fire station the town resorted to the ex pedient of offering a good price for the first team that shall arrive and hitch to the hose cart. The hacks, being on constant duty, often vie with one another for the prize, and the general result in point of quick service Is not so much behind the city system as some might suppose.Kansas City (Mo.) Journal But He Won't Do It. Johnny's mother had been anxious to instill into the mind of her youth ful son the necessity of reading at least a few verses from the Bible each day. She is anxious that her son should have.a knowledge of the Bible as well as other books in fact, she thinks a reading of the great book the best means of gaining a good understanding of English and history. The little fellow has been adding a verse through the Psalms, Proverbs and those books as he ad vances in reading. The other even. Ing he was reading in a particularly deliberate style when he came upon the passage, "Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from guile." "Keep thytongue(fromevilandthy lipsfromgirls," he drawled out. REED SAWMILLS CLOSED. Owners Refuse to Submit to Demand for Increase of Wages. Ashland, Wis., May ".Th setters and carriage riders of all the nine Ash land sawmills quit work yesterday iiiOrning and all mills are closed. Tha men notified the mill owners last Mon day that they demanded an increase of 50 cents per day for setters and 25 cents for carriage riders, giving the owners until yesterday to consider their demands. The owners met last night and decided that they would shut down rather than to grant the in ciease. and all the mills shut down. VALUE OF A HORSE TRADER. For Killing One the Penalty Is Three Months in Jail. Des Moines, Iowa, May .*-The pen alty for killing an itinerant horse trader ia Des Moines is only three months in jail. This was fixed at the conclusion of the trial of Ed Plunkett for killing Alex Euchre. The two got into a quarrel about six weeks ago and Euchre wi-s killed by a blow on the head. Plunkett was founa guilty of assault to commit great bodily injurv and Judge Given sentenced him to tiiree scs ta *u the. nenitentiarv. Passengers Injured. Pittsburg, June 7. A traction car jumped the track near the Glenwood bridge and all of the sixteen passen gers aboard were hurt. None of them were injured seriously. The car landed within three feet of the river. Killed His Stepmother. Loogoote, Ind., June 7.Mrs. Addie Lyons of KiHeon was shot and killed by her stepson last night. The young man escaped and a search is being made for him. No cause is known for the crime. E. J. Willits Dealer In REA ESTATE 38,000 acres of good land for sale Correspondence Solicited BEMIDJI, MINN. REED & KNUTS0N Blacksmith and Wago Makers BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA & KNUTSON have opened a blacksmith and wagron shop one door south of The Pioneer, anl are prepared to handle any and all work in their line and guarantee satisfaction to all comers. Mr. Reed makes a specialty of horseshoeing: and general blacksmith work, and his work is too well known to need any introduction to the people of this, vicinity. Mr. Knutson has been in the employ of the St. Hilaire Lumber company for four years, and comes well recommended by that company. Give the new firm a chance to show you what they can, do, and you will not be disappointed REED & KNUTSON Second door south of postoffice, BEMIDJI, MINN. Miners Threaten to Quit. Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 4.Another dark strike cloud loomed up on the horizon of the anthracite coal region yesterday. The executive boards of the United Mineworkers in session here indorsed the selection of their three district presidents on the board of conciliation authorized by the strike commission, and if these members are not recognized by the operators the executive boards will contemplate call ing a convention of mineworkers to declare a general suspension of work until their members are given recog nition. Cruiser Tacoma Launched. San Francisco, June 4.The cruiser Tacoma was launched at the ship yards of the Union Iron Works last evening in the presence of several thousand people, including a delega tion from Washington State. Oldest Twins in United States. Monroe, Wis., June 4. The oldest twins in the United States, Mrs. Anna M. Noggie of Monroe and Mrs. Hiram Johnson of Omaha, celebrated their eighty-eighth birthday anniversary yesterday here. Wealthy Farmer Probably Drowned. La Crosse, Wis ""Thomas Cain of Brownsville, a wealthy farmer, Is supposed to be drowned below here, and his wife is offering a reward for his location. He came here Friday in a small boat. The waves in the Mis sissippi were dangerously high, and it is thought he was drowned on the way home, as he has not been seen since. Steame" Goes on the Rocks. Milwaukee, .".The steamer City of Paris, from Buffalo to Milwau kee, went on the rocks at North Point, north of here yesterday during a fog. The vessel is reported to be leaking. She is loaded with coal.