In vtew of the rapid disappearance
ti the herds of elephants which for
merly roamed in Africa, and the limit
ed number of those animals remaining
In Asia, Dr. ft. Lydekker calls atten
tion to the enormous supply of ivory
which exists in the frozet? tundras or
Siberia, and which, he thinks, "will
probably suffice for the world's con
sumption for many years to come."
This ivory consts of tu.=ks of the ex
tinct species of elephant called mam
moths. The tusks of the?-: a::imala we
of great size, BTA am wottderfu'17
abundant at some places in Siberia
where the frost has perfectly pre
served them, and in many cases ha*
preserved the flesh of the animal*
Wood Is veiy scarce in the Sandwicf
Islands, and. what there is of It cerae*
dashing down from the mountain
streams In the time of th-e spring
floods. It la heavier than our wood
ia sinks to the bottom of the bayi
nto which the streams empty. Thor.
the natives wade out Into the water
until they feel a bit of wood under
their feet and at once they dlie for it,
the women and children helping., and
ail laughing and shouting and having
He: Are you si-*se that I am the onlj
nap you ever really and truly loved 1
Sne: Perfectly sure. I weut over
the whole list only yesterday.New
A Was ted Attraction.
"She has an engaging smile." "Yi.
Bet li hasn't eusafed Uc"^-CIevlajwi
For Those With Stomach Habit.
A Philadelphia baker is authority
for the assertion that the latest fad
of dyspeptics is bread made with sea
water, instead of fresh water. "It
has a saltier taste," he says, "than
we are accustomed to, but it is very
palatable. In fact, he who likes salty
things is apt to like it better than
the other kind of bread. A physician
asked me about three morths ago to
make some of this bread for his
patients. At first I made six loaves
a day, but now I make thirty. My sea
water comes up to me from Atlantic
City three times a week. The dys
peptics who buy the bread say it is
the only kind they can *i 'rest
Point of view.
"Hope springs eternal in the human
breast," remarked the person with a
mania for quotatiors.
"Yes,'' rejoined the morbid party,
"and I suppose that's why the pool of
disappointment is always slopping
BEASTS BORI\ IN CAPTIVITY.
Those That First Set the Light In
Bristol. England, Ar. the Best
The birth of a litter of lions at
Haslemere Park, a private1
England, leads one of the English
papers to note a fact that has for long
puzzled biologists, and that is notori
ous among those vho 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 cleit 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
Khowmen and menagerie keepers that
"Bristol" born" is a recognized brand in
tile wild animal fral
Leeson 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. Milturn is a man
who fears God, hates 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
Pierpont Morgan's Success.
Pierpont Morgan, who celebrated
his sixty-sixth birthday ifccently,
achieved his greatest business suc
cesses since he reached the three
score mark. He first became promi
nent in tha financial world about
twenty /ea* ago, when he went to
Europe and successfully sold $25,000,-
000 worth, of New York Central stock.
Yhis made the old financiers gasp.
By this piece of work Mr. Morgan
won tho Testing friendship of the late
Winiam in. Vanclerbilt and incidentally
cleared $1,000,000 for himself.
Missed His Calling.
An Italian has been discovered on
a fruit ranch at Riverside, working
for $1.50 per day, who proves to be
an artist in sculpture of the highest
rank, and he has been set to work
completing the stucco finishing of the
interior of the Carnegie library build
ing. I1.0 name is Luigi Ianni, and
the only words in English he can
use are "You bet." He is now at
work on some Corinthian columns of
original design that are marvels as
works of art.Los Angeles Herald.
E. L. NAYL
The largest and most complete
stock of Furniture ever accu
mulated beneath any roof in
Northern Minnesota, and at prices
that will induce you to purchase
THE FURNITURE MEN
OAME BACrv HIS OWN.
How Wilkinson Was Outwitted by a
When Wilkinson went to hla offic*
one day last week he felt calm and
contented. He hadn't any need to
worry about his wife's loneliness any
more, for he had bought a capital
watchdog for her.
But, alas! when he arrived home
his wife met him with the deplorable
news that the dog had gone.
"Eh!" said Wilkinson, "did he breaK
the ch^in, then?"
"No," she replied "but a great,
ugly-^oklng tramp came here and
acted so impudently that I let the dog
loose. But instead of tearing the tramp
to pieces the nasty dog went off with
"Great Scott!" said Wilkinson, "that
must have been tho tramp I bought
Danger In Big Guns.
Recent accidents disabling some of
our best battleships offer rather start
ling evidence of the weaknesses that
are inherent in vessels of this type.
For years inventive genius has been
applied to contriving guns of bigger
size and longer range than those used
before, and each increase has added to
the demands laid upon the strength
of guns and turrets and their mobility
in action. Inevitaoty the line of safe
ty has been passed ind the result is
shown in accidents which have caused
loss c* life, besides exiot!ln the para
doxical delicacy of massive machin
ery.Philadelphia Noun .-^oerjean.
The Modern Race After Wealih.
The mania for money-making has
developed into downrignt madnesa.
And the explanation is easy. People
see that it is fast becoming the chief,
if not the only, standard of respecta
bility. When Talleyrand was asked if
he was not ashamed to sell his influ
ence in making treaties under the
first empire he replied: "My friend,
do you not see that there are but two
things left in Francemoney and the
guillotine?" We are rapidly ap
proaching the period in our own his
tory when, there will be but two things
left in .Americamoney and contume
Against Duty on Works of Art.
J. Pierpont Morgan, Chas. T. Yerkes
and other wealthy men have formed
an association the object of which is
to secure a repeal of the tariff duty on
paintings and works of art Imported
into this country. An appeal is to be
made to President Roosevelt and in
dividual members of Congress will b
asked to use their influence to have
the law changed. Mr. Morgan has
more than $1,000,000 worth of paint
ings stored in London. Paris and Ber
lin. Yerkes has paintings to the value
of $250,000 In his London apartments,
and says h^ will not bring them her
until the duty i* taken off.
THOUSANDS O VISITORS
will be in Bemidji next
week, and they are
all invited to call on
OLD HI8 SHOOTING BOOTS.
Man Fooled His Wife on the Price,
But the Result Wae Sad.
BankB knew very well tnat he could
not afford to pay $20 for a pair of
shooting boots, but he reasoned with
himself, after the sophistical manner
of those who knew the joys f ex
travagance, that his twice-a-year trip
to his Long Island club for two dayB
of duck shooting was really the only
luxury he allowed himself and his
economies in other directions deserv
So Banks bought the boots, and
told his wife a nice little story about
a friend who had struck a bargain in
boots and had let him have a pair
"for practically nothing." The boots
were not worth much anyhow, he
carelessly explained, and congratulat
ed himself on having safely and
sagaciously handled a delicate situa
When Banks came back from his
next shooting trip he was tired and
sleepy, and threw his new boots, all
muddy as they were, into a closet, to
be cleaned when he should have more
"And what do you think happened
to those boots!" he said two day*
later to a croup of sympathetts
friends on 'change. "A Junk peddler
cam* around the next day and my
wife sold him my $20 boots for fifty
cents. She knew tb*7 were of no
special value, as I had said so, and
thought she'd done well to get fifty
cents for them."
"And what did you say?" asked one
nan, betwixt pity and amusement.
"Say? What could I say? I be
came hysterical."New York Mail
M-illftu OLD PLATES.
rons of Thoie 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 vzed in print
ing gold and silver certificates, postage
and revenue stamps, bonds and postal
cards during 1901 were loaded early
this morning en 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 "ome out as pig steel
and to be used for ballast for war
ships. There were twenty tons of
plates, rolls and dies, from which
wore printed last year $2,200,000,000 in
gold and silver oertificates of various
denominations, and $889,000,000 in
postage stamps, besides hundreds of
millions of bonds, revenue stamps and
The engravers are now at workman
the plates, rolls and dies for 1903.
Those in use now will be destroyed
neat February.New York World.
NOT A l-OLYGAMIST.
Hew Bishop Potter Filled Out an Of
An army officer just returned from
the Philippines tell. this story on
When tb* bishop went out to Ma
nila a year or two ago, on his arrival
at the islands he was confronted by
a formidable list of about thirty
questions. The list, prepared by
Uncle Sam for Chinese and native
Filipinos was nevertheless submit
ted impartially to all comers.
Gravely the bishop, as became his
respect of forms, wrote down his
name, age, occupation, place of birth.
He did not even smile as he wrote
"No" opposite the question "Have you
But the last question was too much,
A look of mock pain crossed his fea
"Must I answer this?" he asked the
The examiner nodded.
And in the space opposite "Are
you a polygamist?" the bishop grave
ly wrote "Not yet."
THE COLDEST WINTEB-
Somewhat Remarkable Experience in
In a little wayside inn ?L
station some fifty miles west of Du
luth a half-dozen men from various
places chanced to meet recently.
The conversation opened with a
remark concerning the weather, and
from that drifted easily to the se
verity of winters in the different
parts of the Northwest,
One man, who came from the Twin
Cities, told a sad story of frozen
water pipes and other household in
conveniences occasioned by the frigid
weather there one February.
Another recounted a tale of suffer
ing endured by men and beasts on a
North Dakota prairie during a bliz
Stories were thus told until five
of the group had contributed in
stances upon the subject
There was a pause In the conver
sion until an Irishman, who sat a
little apart from the others, quietly
smoking a pipe, remarked: "Well, the
roldest winter Oi iver put in was
summer in Duluth.
Who Was Demosthenes?
It was in Athens that the great
orator Demosthenes was born. Al
though he had many impediments to
overcome, he worked on untiringly, un
til finally he became not only the first
orator of Greece, but of all antiquity.
He remedied a stammer in his speech
by practicing with pebbles In his
mouth. On the death of Alexander
he gave his services as an orator to
the confederated Greeks, and in the
end made way with himself by using
poison to avoid falling into the hands
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.
7tRE 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.
Come and be convinced.. Palmistry and Clairvoyant taught.
Prof. Seaton is located at
Roo 8 Remore Hotel
REED & KNUTS0N
BEMIDJI, 1" MINNESOTA
& KNUTSON have opened a blacksmith and wagon shop one
door south of The Pioneer, and 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.
The Sign Man
Is here to stay, and is prepared to do all
kinds of tm-to-date Painting, Paperhang
ing, Free Hand Relief Work, Kalsomin
AL WOR IS GUARANTEED
DON'T FORGET TO SEE HIM BEFORE LETTING
YOUR JOB. HE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY.
LEAVE ORDERS AT BEAUDETTES TAILOR SHOP.
C. D. STEECE
THE SIGN MAN
First Class Sample Room. Choicest Brands.
Geo. McTaggart, Prop.
Choice Wines, Liquors
Beltrami Avenue. Bemidji. Minn, i
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