THE DAILY PIONEER.
EDWARD KAISER, Publisher.
Entered in the postofflce at Bemtdji, Minn.,
aslsccond class niattor.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON.
Official County and City Paper.
AMONG other evidences of the
rapidity with which the northern
counties of Minnesota are now
filling up is the fact that out of
thirty-eight new postoffices es
tablished in this state between
ec-1, 1902, and June I, 1003,
as show by the current number
of theUnited States Postal Guide
all but five are in those counties.
The same publication shows the
discontinuance of seventy-four
class postoffices in Minnesota, in
Minnesota, in the same period
most of them in the older regions
of the state. The service of fifty
five of these was replaced by that
far better article, rural free
I SUPPLY and demand count
for anything the following should
have.an enormous sale, at least
during the summer season: Com
pressed rreligion, put up in pill
form, sugar coated, no trouble,
easy to take, pleasant to the
HONOR NORWAY'S GREAT MAN.
Soldiers Accord Popular Author a
One day while in iMorway an oppor
tunity was given to an American trav
eler to see that the name of Bjorn
stjerne Bjornson means much to all
Norwegians. "A battalion of Nor
wegian and Swedish cavalry, infantry
and artillery, between 3,u00 and 4,0ud
strong, was returning from its maneu
vers to the post in Christiania," he
says. "In passing Aulestad the gen
eral in command sent his adjutant in
advance to get Bjornson's permission
to give him an ovation. With his fam
ily and guests assembled about him
on the veranda the monumental figure
stood with bared head I receive the
military greeting. As each regiment
passed in review below, presenting
arms as to their chieftain, there went
up a deafening shout of personal
salutation from each of the soldiers,
who then joined singing the nation
al hymn, to whose author they were
offering this spontaneous salute.
There was the unique spectacle of a
man in private life, being accorded a
military demonstration by the nation's
army which a king might envy."
RELIEF FOR RUSSIAN WOMEN.
Newly Enacted Law a Blessing to
Abused Peasants' Wives.
By a newly enacted Russian law a
peasant's wiffj on showing to the dis
trict judge d'instruction that she is
habitually ill treated by her husband,
or that he will not support her, and
makes her the drudge for his own sup
port, can demand a separate passport,
with which she is at liberty to leave
her oppressor and earn a living else
where. Hitherto there was no possible
redress or release for the long-suffer
ing victim so long as it was obligatory
that the wife's name was entered in
the husband's passport and papers of
legitimate. Anyone at all intimately
acquainted with village life in Russia
will readily appreciate the relief this
brings to tens of thousands of peasant
women who are the grievously abused
domestic slaves and beasts of burden
to their drunken and brutal conjugal
MhLTING OLD PLATES,
Ton* of Thoic Used for Printing Money
to Serve as Ship Ballast,
This was "melting day" at the Bu
reau of Engraving and Printing. All
the plates, rolls and dies uzed in print
ing gold and silver certificates, postage
ancLrevenue stamps, bonds and postal
cards during 1901 were loaded early
this morning n two big trucks. Al
though the precaution had been taken
to spoil the face of each plate with a
file, four strapping employes of the
Treasury Department rode on each
truck. A Treasury committee rode in
The procession went to the Navy
yard foundry, where the plates were
unceremoniously dumped into one of
the furnaces, to come out as pig steel
and to be used for ballast for war
ahips. There were twenty tons of
plates, rolls and dies, from which
were printed last year $2,200,000,000 in
gold and silver certificates of various
denominations, and $889,000,000 in
postage stamps, besides hundreds of
millions of bonds, revenue stamps and
The engravers are now at work on
the plates, rolls and dies for 1903.
Those in use now will be destroyed
next February.New York World.
Plunged From Balcony.
Savannah, Ga., May 21.Robert J.
Hilton, aged thirty-four, a civil engi
neer employed by the government in
Savannah harbor work, committed sui
cide yesterday by jumping head fore-
JUROR BREAKS DOWN.
Evidence in Ronk Trial Must Be Re
Blue Earth, Minn., June 21.When-
court opened yesterday morning it
was found that Juror J. H. Allen was
suffering from appendicitis and was in
a dangerous condition. He was delir
ious much of the night. An operation
is deemed necessary. After consulting
authorities and discussing the matter
with the attorneys for the state and
defense, the judge issued an order ex
cusing Allen from further duty as a
juror at this term of court. He at the
same time ordered a special venire of
ten men be drawn and sent out, return
able forthwith, from which number a
juror will be selected to complete the
panel, after which -the case will pro
ceed to trial.
FIRM WANTS ITS MONEY.
Federal Courts Will Be Asked to Man
damus Sioux City.
Sioux City, Iowa, June 21. An at
torney for Farson, Leach & Co. of
Chicago has arrived here to begin an
action in the federal court to man
damus the city of Sioux City to levy a
special tax to pay judgments by the
Chicago band firm aggregating $100,-
000, obtained in the United States
court on municipal improvement
bonds. The city issued refund bonds
recently for $204,500 to raise funds to
pay off judgments for bonds of this
class, but these bonds are not being
disposed of rapidly enough to suit the
Chicago firm. The suit will be begun
PANIC IN HOTEL.
Guests of The Winona Roused by the
Cry of Fire.
Winona, Minn., June 21.Panic pre
vailed for a brief time at 3 o'clock yes
terday morning at The Winona, this
city's fine $100,000 hostelry. Fire that,
broke out in the laundry in the base
ment spread smoke all over the build
ing and there was a rush of guests
down stairs in scanty attire. The
blaze is supposed to have started in a
pile of rags. It spread between par
titions, and for a time it was feared
the entire structure might go. The
fire burned through into the billiard
room in two places, but beyond this
the firemen held it in check.
JAIL IS UNFIT.
New Ulm Grand Jury Condemns the
New Ulm, Minn., June 21. The
grand jury has completed its work for
this term of court, bringing in two in
dictments, one against August Steinke
of Sleepy Eye for assault in the second
degree in attempting to shoot his wife,
and one against John Kunz for taking
indecent liberties with a seven-year
old girl. Both pieaded not guilty and
will be tried at this term of court. The
grand jury also condemned the county
jail building as being unfit for the con
finement of prisoners.
VIOLATE POSTAL LAWS.
Federal Officials Have Franked Envel
Great Falls, Mont., June 21.Post-
office Inspector Beatty has discovered
that the majority of the United States
land commissioners in this section
have been violating the postal laws by
the use of franked envelopes, which
they had printed in their own names
and used for official mail. The com
missioneis understood they were en
titled to do this, but it develops that
they are subject to a fine of $300 for
every letter thus sent.
HAS RICH BROTHER,
But Dies in a Hospital as a Waife of
La Crosse, Wis., June 21.Without
revealing his true Identity a man giv
ing his name as Walter Burnett, died
at La Crosse hospital last, night as the
result of a recent operation. Burnett
was picked up by the police in a dying
condition He was en route from Kan
sas City to Chicago, where he was to
appeal tj a wealthy brother, whose
name he also refused to divulge, for
aid. He said his brother was a Chicago
Two Trains With but a Single Track
Two Engine Crews Are Dead.
Waterloo, low*,, June 21.A passen
ger train on tnt Illinois Central col
lided, head-on, with a freight train just
west of Raymond, Iowa. Both engi
neers and firemen were killed, a mail
agent seriously and three passengers
slightly hurt. It took four hours to
clear the track of the wreckage.
SOLDIERS REACH HASTINGS.
Fort Snelling Troops Bivouac at the
Hastings. Minn., June 21. The
First batta.ion of the Twenty-first reg
iment, Utiinberln nearly four hundred
meu, in command of Lieut. Col. Gard
ner, with Lieut. Thomas Brewer as
adjutant, arrived here from Fort
Snelling yesterday upon their march
to Camp l^akeview, and are in camp at
Burglars Raid Store.
Albert Lea, Minn., June 21. By
means of a basement window burglars
entered the clothing store of Carlson
Brothers some time last night and car
ried away a lot of goods, Including
clothing, hosiery, etc.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 21.Karl
May, a prominent young banker of this
most from the balcony of St. Joseph's yesterday. He was preparing for a
hospital. He went to the hospital the hunting trip when hia gun was aoci-
previous night to be treated for fever, dentally discharged.
accidentally shot and killed
DUTIES OF "MY" DOCTOR.
Physicians of Millionaires Must Be
Up to Date.
Such a man as Rockefeller or Mor
gan is a life study for a physician,
and the man who can keep in perfect
order a human machine of vast im
portance in the community is worthy
of Schwabian compensation. The
big insurance companies are willing
to employ a physician at $100,000 a
year to keep either of the gentlemen
mentioned alive ten years longer.
"My" doctor in such a case must
know what medicine to prescribe
whenever Morgan or Rockefeller
sneezes, frowns, swears, limps,
groans, growls, thunders, kicks over
the waste basket, smokes too many
cigars, drinks too much water, eats
too heartily of. corned beef and cab
bage, talks too much to his Bible
class, charges too small a commisu
sion for promoting a trust or reor
ganizing a railroad, telegraphs sena
tors to bold up anti-trust legislation,
or commit, any other little indiscre
tion that billionaire flesh is heir to.
He must be familiar with the slight,
est symptom and ready with his dose.
New York Press.
FOG AS A BEAUTIFIER.
New York Society Woman Divulges
Mrs. Langtry's Secret.
Mrs. Langtry attended a reception
In New York last week and roused
much envy among fashionables who
were present because of her beautiful
complexion, which is really a marvel.
Subsequently a rather faded beauty
exclaimed: "How on earth does she do
It? Why, she's 50 if she's a minute."
Another grande dame, who spoke as
though she knew, gave this explana
tion: "It's Jersey, her birthplace. You
know Mrs. Langtry spends six or eight
weeks every season ov her farm there.
She wears a short skirt and thick
bootssometimes no boots at all
goes about in a sunbonnet and lives
like a farm gfrl. The fog of the island
does the -est,"
The New Chinese Minister.
Rev. William E. Griffis 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 bestowed by
the British government after the au
thorities of his own country had con
sented that he accent it.
Mean to Enforce Sabbath Laws.
Sheriff Cummings of Lewiston Me.,
has undertaken a partial enforcement
of the old blue laws by compelling the
confectionery shop-owners 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 kirds must
cease upon the Sabbath, ana even the
newsboys will be driven from the
streets and the electric cars preva
ed from operating.
Rising American Oarsman.
A young man with the poetic name
of Fernand Demoruelle, son of a for
mer police commissioner of New Or
leans, will be the representative of
the Young Men's Gymnastic 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
warded 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 empress 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 whes
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
seatmate may be. They do not mind
paying extra fares for the use of ex
Old fashioned women always pro
vided themselves with fine gowns for
use in the possible event of being
forced to face a fire in a scanty night,
toilet. The modern women meet the
same possibility by storing, In a con
venient place in every room, bottles
filled with a mixture made from ten
pounds of salt, five pounds of sal am
moniac and four and a half gallons
of water, says the Chicago News.
Should a fire start break a bottle or
two of this over the burning place.
If used in time it wiP put out a small
fire, and in any event may delay the
ravages of the flames till the engines
Full of Absentees.
There was a larger attendance than
usual in the "Amc corner" 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 iork
Mail and Express.
The One Thing Wrong.
A foreigner went into one of Bos
ton's bi hotels one Suiiday morning
not long ago and asked for a typical
Boston breakfast. After some con
ference with the bead 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
Miss Cleveland Runs a Farm.
Miss Rose Cleveland, the sister ol
ex-President Cleveland, is a success
ful farmer. She now owns about one
half of a 700-acre island near Isles
boro, Me., having within a few daya
acquired an additional tract of land.
Miss Cleveland has about 800 chick
ens, a large herd of cows and a big
vegetable garden on her island, where
she raises prize pumpkins, fat chick
ens and makes prime dairy butter. She
hamdles her affairs herself, it is said,
but employs a large force of men.
There is but one other cottage on the
Big. Gen. A. W. Greely, chief signal
officer of the army, has been designa
ted a delegate on the part of the Unit
ed States to the international prelim
inary conference to formulate regula
tions concerning the use of wireless
telegraph which will be held in Berlin
Aug. 4, 1903.
The Celebrated Scientific
Palmist and Clairvoyant
Has arrived and remains a short time only. The
Professor is recognized by press and-public as the
foremost and most able Scientific Palmist and
Clairvoyant before the American public, and he
especially invites those to call who have been dis-
appointed or deceived^in the past by some incompe
tent personthey will notice the difference be-
tween an adept and a pretender.
HRE YOU I N TROUBLE?
Do you find that with all of your natural gifts and talents that
you are baffled, discouraged and unsuccessful? If so, come and be
advised and find out the cause of your bad luck, and how you can
change your bad conditions to success, joy and happiness. Thous-
ands live today to bless and give credit of their success and happi-
ness to this wonderful man. Are you sick? If so, come to me
and I will tell you free of charge what ails you. I do not give medi-
cine, but tell you how to be cured without asking a single question.
Cpme and be convinced. Palmistry and Clairvoyant taught.
Prof. Seaton is located at
REED & KNUTS0N
& KNUTSON have opened a blacksmith and wagon shop one
door south of The Pioneer, and are prepared to handle any and
al 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
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, "1B where
the railroad depo in 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 growin',
we'll put the electric light plant."
"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
urttemburg, whose name is Fritz
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
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.
Killed for His Money.
Gardiner, Mont., June 12.Hospital
Steward F. C. Ross of Fort Yellow
stone, in the National Park, went to
Chico on a three days' leave of ab
sence two weeks ago and has not re
turned. As Steward Ross handled con
siderable sums of money it is believed
he was killed for it and the body
throwninto the Yellowstone river.
Stolen Team Located.
Fergus Falls, Minn., June 12. A
long-distance telephone message from
Casselton, N. D., states that the team
which was stolen on the streets here a
week has been found there. The
thief $150 for the team.
Butte, Mont., June 12Frank Davey,
manager of the electric light plant at
Deer Lodge, in a wrestling match with
Joe Beaumont, a local butcher, was
thrown and had his neck broken, dying
India Growing Much Wheat.
India now grows 29 million quarters
of wheat, yearly, an amount one-sixth
greater than Austro-Hungary pro
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.
woman of ability desires posi
tion as stenographer, book
keeper or cashier: can furnish
highest metropolitan refer
ences. Address I, Daily
WANTED-Experienced girl for
general housework. Salary $20
per month. Inquire at this of
EXCELLENT chance for man with
small capital to get into paying
hotel business at 6rookston? Minn.
For particulars address letters to
proprietor of Commercial hotel,
STRAYEDCame to my prem
ises one white dog and pup.
J. Gilbertson. Diamond Point.
ANYONE desiring to buy a rotary
sawmill of 20,000 feet capacity write
"No. 300." care this office.
FOR SALETwo thousand cords of
16-inch wood. Wes Wright. 34tf
LANG & CARTER exclusive agents
for Bailey's addition.
Decorating Floor Finishing.
Granite Floor Finish
WALL PAPER and PAINTS
i W JONES
i Office Opp. City Boat House.
For Week ending Tuesday. June 23rd. the
following prizes will be offered:
HIGH SCORE IN TEN PINS
Fancy Whist Set, furnished by
E. A. Barker.
HIGH SCORE IN SEVEN BACK
Dressing Case 'Mrnished by I.
rieyer & Co.
G. WEETMAN. PROPRIETOR.
TWO 35-FOOT LAUNCHES
Strong, Durable Boats
Address 223 Manhattan
Building, Duluth, Minn.
SUCCESSOR TO J. J. .TINKXXSON
and Good Horses
New and Second Hand
Carriages For Sale
Office: Orer Lumbermens Bank
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