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The Daily Pioneer
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON. EDWARD KAISER. Publisher. Entered in the postofflce at Bemidji. Minn., asisecond class matter.. 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. THE LAND'OFFICE. Congressman Steenerson is doing himself and his district proud in his fight for the reloca tion of the new land office. After the commissioner of the general land office and the secretary of the interior had turned him and Tarns Bixby both down, the big congressman went to the presi dent of the United States and asked him if it_was meant to es tablish land offices to suit town site men, or to accommodate the people to be served. The presi dent at once responded, "To ac commodate the people." "Then you will see that this office goes to Bemidji," said Steener son. And upon that cue Roosevelt acted. Always "for the people," he heard Mr. Steenerson through, and at once issued an order for a re hearing of the whole matter, and required that he should himself seethe "rehearing" proofs land approve the final act of location. The Pioneer repeats, that Mr. Steenerson has done himself and his district proud. He has honored the voters of Beltrami county who pinned their faith to him. He is a big man, and made a big impression on the presi dent. OXSTER eaters, beware! Ac cording to an exhaustive investi gation made at the instance of the German government by Prof. Anton Siegafritz, those addicted to the inordinate use of the suc culent bivalve, are subject to vio lent fits of insanity. This scientific expert declares that many cases of suicide can be traced to the habit of eating oysters. He holds oysters re sponsible for violent fits of temper and habitual bad language in those to whom|they form a staple food, and cites the current dictum as'to the uses of a fish|diet, which became a reiterated vexation to its reputed author during his lifetime. THERE was a fall of snow in Butte, Mont., yesterday. The dispatch states that the citizens of the western city are not at all surprised, for few Fourth of Julys pass that they are not visited by a snow storm. THE three American cup yachts have had another race, and once more the Reliance has demon strated its superiority over the Constitution and Columbia. And still Sir Thomas has hopes. DURING the fiscal year ending on the night of June 30, 604,924 aliens arrived at the port of New York through Ellis island, as against 479,^,91 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902. Gasoline Tank Explodes. Lyons, N. Y., July 3.The explosion of a portable tank of gasoline haa caused the death of Machinist Archi bald Call and the destruction *of the large Central round house here. Loss, $60,000. The Greatest of Shows Is coming on wings of steam, the ever popular Campbell Bro.'s aggregation, a household word from the Atlantic to the Pacific will be at Bemidji on July 4. Make ready for the great event. Not a few of our readers have seen and known of the great shows in the east for many years. The press, everywhere they have pitched tents, speak of the big shows in highest terms of praise, and say that from en trance to exit it is a source of continuous pleasurable surprise, being modern in every detail with a succession of hitherto un seen exhibits beyond the most sanguine dream of the most op timistic show-goers. Prom small acorns large trees grow. Camp bell's not unlike other enter prises, had but a small begin ning, but by indefatigable toil, care and research has now reached the stage beyond a fear of successful rivalry, and has today without a question Ameri ca's best shows. For Sale. $56080 acres two and one half miles' directly north of the thriving city of Bemidji this is a level piece of land 1 with small timber it should make a good general or stock farm includes theNi, SWi, Sec. 28, Twp 147, Rge. 33. $1000200 acres in compact body, five miles north of the town of Turtle River, two miles from shipping station, five miles from Tenstrike my reports show black loam soil with clay subsoil sev eral thousand posts and poles, which will sell readily at neigh boring stations also includes good meadow land this is as good land as grows in Beltrami county. SWi of NWi, Wi of SWi Sec. 5, Ei-ofSEi of Sec. 6, Twp. 148, Rge. 32. J*\W. D. WASHBURN, JR., 302 Guaranty Loan Bldg., *J Minneapolis, Minn. MACHEN SAYS NOT GUILTY. Him, Groff Brothers, Indicted With Also Make Same Plea. Washington, July 3. August W. Machen, against whom three indict ments have been found for accepting a bribe in connection with the govern ment contracts for letter box fasten ers, was arraigned yesterday before Justice Prltchard in Criminal Court No. 1. He waived the formal reading of the indictment, pleaded not guilty and got until July 20 to file a de murrer. Later in the day the Groff brothers, indicted with Machen, ap peared in court and pleaded not guilty. They will be tried in October at the fall term of court. CHANGE IS MADE. Transfer of Bureaus to the Depart ment of Commerce Is Completed. Washington, July 3. The transfer of the various bureaus which are to be assembled under the act creating the department of commerce and labor to the new department took place yester day. The transfer was attended by a pleasant ceremony in the office of Sec retary Cortelyou. The chiefs of all bureaus, the control of which passed to the new department, gathered in the secretary's office. Secretary Cor telyou made a brief address concern ing the objects and aims of the de partment, and there were several re sponses. IMMIGRATION IS HEAVY. Fiscal Year Recorded 604,924 Arrivals at Ellis Island. New York, July 3.During the fiscal year ending last night 604,924 aliens arrived at this port through Ellis Island, as against 479,791 for the last fiscal year, and increase of 125,133. The first six months of this calendar year shows an increase of 56,729 over the same period of 1902. STILL DELAYING TREATY. Colombian Congress Has Not Yet Taken Up Canal Pact. Colon, Colombia, July 3. Advices from Bogota state that the Panama canal treaty has not yet been taken up by the congress. The statement in regard to the passage of the treaty bill are contradictory. It is expected that a decision on the matter will be reached about July 15. FO FOLK AFTER CAPITALISTS. May Be lnd!cad in Connection With Bribery of Missouri Solons. St. Louis, July $.Circuit Attorney Attorney Folk has information which may lead to the indictment of Eastern capitalists for bribery in connection with the transit bill which was passed by the Missouri legislature in 1899. The statute of limitations prevents the prosecution of those persons living in Missouri who are alleged to have been connected with the deal, but those liv ing in New York are not protected. It is understood that such indictments would have to be found by the Cole county grand jury, as the deal'was made in Jefferson, Mo. Should the in dictments be voted the whole boodle story would doubtless come out for the first time.- The legislative agents were empowered, it is said, to use all the money necessary to overcome the objections of any member of the legis lature. Circuit Attorney Folk expects to complete the chain of evidence in a few days. TO STOP ELOPEMENT. Wants Husband Kept From Running Off With a Woman. Chicago, July 3."No injunction is going to stop me from eloping if I wan to elope," declared* William J. Dobson yesterday, as he reached across the counter in his undertaking shop at 1481 Milwaukee avenue and flecked a bit of dust from a shroud. "But I aia't going to elope," he con tinued after a moment's thought. "Never had such an idea. Just shows what a woman will do if she listens Vb what a lot of old hens and smart alecks tell her." Only a few hours before Mrs. May V. Dobson had sought in the superior court an Injunction to restrain her husband from eloping, from drawing about $1,200 he has in the bank and from disposing of his share of the property owned jointly by the firm of Mee & Dobson. Nominate a State Ticket and Adopt a Platform. Des Moines, Iowa, July 3.Govern- or, A. B. Cumrnins of Des Moines lieu tenant governor, John Herriott of Stuart supreme judge, Charles A. Bishop of Des Moines railroad com missioner, David J. Palmer of Wash ington state superintendent of educa tion, F. J. Riggs oT Sigourney. The Republican state convention yesterday nominated the foregoing ticket and adopted a platform of prin ciples. All the candidates were re nominated by acclamation with the exception of the state superintendent. Harmony marked the proceedings of the convention, all of its actions being by unanimous vote. But after the ticket had been nominated and the platform adopted speeches were made which indicated that the Repub lican leaders of the state were not en tirely agreed as to the details of tariff. STUDENTS DO MOT PAY BILLS. Madison Merchants Unite to Force Them to Settle. Madison, Wis., July 3. Madison merchants and business men, particu larly liverymen and confectioners, have compared accounts of bad bills left by university students and have united to compel payment. An at torney will be hired to take the bills, go to the homes of the students and ask the parents to pay. Legal pro ceedings will be brought against their sons and daughters if payment is not made. FORERUNNERS OF FOURTH. Toy Pistol and Giant Firecracker Do Their Violent Work. Grand Rapids, Wis., July 3. Miss Gertrude Philleo was shot yesterday with a toy pistol by George Dumas. The boy went up to her and said: "I am going to shoot you," and fired. The girl's face is much disfigured and she may lose her eyesight. T. Akey tried to fire a giant firecracker while hold ing it in his hand. The result was that his whole right arm was blown off and his face badly lacerated. TOY CANNON EXPLODES. Brocket Young Man Loses His Hand by the Event. Grand Forks, N. D., July 3.George Holmec, a Brocket young man, lost his hand in a toy cannon explosion. He was loading the cannon for the amusement of a party of boys and was driving the powder in with a stick and hammer. The powder ignited in some unknown way and the stick was driven through Holmes' left hand. John Engsather, a boy standing by, was wounded in the face. Big Log Drive Held Up. Red Lake Falls, Minn., July 3. A 23,000,000-feet log drive is held up at this point by low water in Clearwater river and will not move until fall un less rains come. It is the property of the Grand Forks and Crookston Lum ber company. TEN LIVES LOST IN CYCLONE. Storm Mows Down Buildings and Crushes Inmates to Death. Wilder, Minn., July 3. Tuesday nigni's scorm did far more damage than was at first estimated. The first damage was wrought on the farm of E, S. Streator, six miles west of here. No one was injured. The property loss is $1,000. Thence it went directly east, de molishing all the fine buildings on the Westermbn farm. Here there was no loss of life. All the inmates went to the cellar, where they were standing in a corner when the house was car ried away. A barn door fell on a cor ner of the foundation, giving them shelter. The property loss is $15,000. From there the twister went direct ly east. It completely demolished everything in the shape of buildings, trees and crops, and killing Daniel Gallagher and daughters, Ella and Nettie. The body of Nettie was recov ered, but the others are thought to be pinioned down by bridge timbers in the lake, into which everything was blown. This place is located on the bank of Spring lake. Loss to property is $5,000. The buildings on the Crowell farm were nearly all demolished. The family escaped injury by going to the cellar. Northwest from here Mrs. Joseph Fritcher and baby and daughter and father-in-law were killed and their house completely destroyed. Joseph Mathias, living near by, was killed eighty rods from his house by flying timbers. His barn was de stroyed nu insurance. Two persons are also report killed on the Habbram farm southwest of here. MINE WORK CEASES. Three Thousand Montana Workmen Are on a Vacation. Butte, Mont., July 3.Washoe smel ter at Anaconda closed down yester day, and 1,000 men were thrown out of work there. This reacted upon Butte, necessitating the closingjlown of such of the Amalgamated mines in Butte as send theii ore to Washoe. In all 2,000 men are thrown Out in Butte, making 3,000 men in Butte and Anaconda. The shut down is to enable the company to connect the Washoe with the mon ster flue recently constructed to carry the smoke away from the Deer Lodge valley. The mines and smelter will start up again Sept. 1. BIG INCREASE OCCURS. Duluth Land Office Profits From In flux of Settlers. Duluth, July 3. The increase of business at the Duluth land office for the fiscal year just closed was in ex cess ot 100 per cent. The grand total of receipts for the year was $460,- 147.54, as compared with $209,513.75 for the preceding fiscal year. The country tributary to Duluth and in the Duluth land district is filling up with settlers very rapidly. The sharp rise in timber has also influenced the land office business to an important extent. CLOTHES UNMADE THIS MAN. Ten Coats and Seven Pairs of Trous ers Send Him to Jail. Great Falls, Mont., July 3. Be cause he tried to wear seven pairs of stolen trousers and ten coats at once Willis Caldwell met his downfall here. According to his own admission he en tered a clothing store and made up his mind to take all he could. His unusu al appearance attracted the attention of the police and he was taken to the police station and stripped. A wagon was called and the stolen clothing taken back to the owner. DRAGGED TO HIS DEATH. Boy Is Killed b" +'ie the benefit of those who wish to purchase Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats and Shoes, our store will be open until 10:30 o'clock tonight and 12 o'clock tomorrow noon. STRAYEDLittle black water spaniel three months old. Find er please return to the Dan t'orth and receive reward. 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 Wrignt. 34tf LANG & CARTER, exclusive agents for Bailey's addition. ifc^AAAAAJ k^ A A A ft ft A A A rt A Livery Stable A. M. BAGLEY SUCCESSOR TO J. J. JINKINSON New Carriages and Good Horses New and Second Hand Carriages For Sale WE to to to to to to to to to Runaway of a Colt. Grand Forks, Is, J,, July 3.Albert Ratz, a boy living two miles from Dresden, Cavalier county, was killed by being dragged by a colt. He was leading the animal to water when it took fright and ran. The boy had fastened the halter to his wais^t, and was dragged a quarter of a mile. He was dead when he was picked up. Washington, jiuy o.uo-^^ 110 East JKS35*=- commissioner general of the St. Louis exposition to Asia and Australasia, has been appointed United States minister to Argentina, vice W. P. Lord. Lynched by a Mob. Norway, S. C, July 3.Chas. Evans (colored), suspected of the murder of John T. Phillips, a one-armed Confed erate soldier, was taken from the jail and lynched Four other negro pris oners were beaten to insensibility. New Police Force. St. Petersburg, July 3The czar has sanctioned the formation of a new po lice force to maintain order and se curity In the rural districts of Euro pean Russia, $5,250,000 being appropri ated for the purpose. MINN. Jay L. Reynolds Attorney-at-Law. Office: Over Inmbermens Bank W ill ill to it) ft) Thirds The Daylight Store. |.PfllHTIll6. Lakeside Bakery MAGEA BROS., Props. Choice Candies, Fruits \fc and Confections in Stock have recently purchased the bakery and confection ery business which was formerly part of the estate of the late Mrs. A. E.Milne. The building will be remod- eled and thoroughly renovated. We handle the celebrated Ives Ice Cream ,Streetf.i &''S'' &'S Va S'^8'^'''s 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 irho 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 IN 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 singlequestion. Come and be convinced. Palmistry and. Clairvoyant taught. 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