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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 81.
CHARGE O STATE EXHIBIT Captain Wellman of Frazee Appointed by World's Fair Commission. WILL PREPARE AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT FOR STATE. The Captain Is*Now In Bemidji Looking Up Grains and Grasses. Captain D. L. Wellman of Fra :zee, Minn., engaged by the St. Louis World's Fair commission to gather an agricultural exhibit from the state of Minnesota for the big fair, spent Wednesday |at the experimental farm at Crooks ston, and says that he found just what he was looking for, nice stock and all kinds of grains. 5 The captain spent yesterday and today in Bemidji. He appeared enthusiastic over what he had seen at Crookston, and the Red river valley will probably be well represented at St. Louis next year. In an interview with the Daily Pioneer yesterday, Captain Fra zee said: "I thought that the timber region in the northern part of the state should be repre sented, and came over here to see what you had in the way of nice grains. Judging from what I saw back at Carmen the grain in this northern section will hardly do to exhibit. The drouth has affected the growth to a con siderable extent, and to take the ..grain I saw would not give justice or a good representation of what the northern counties will grow. I would be pleased to receive from the settlers of Beltrami and other counties any grains, .grasses or other products of their fields and gardens that will do to take to the fair. Should anyone have nice grain stalks measuring five"or live and a half feet I will place it in the Minne sota exhibit if it is sent to me at Frazee. It should be pulled out by the roots and tied once around at the bottom. Then hang it to a I rafter, heads clown, so that the stalks will dry straight and neat. Later it can be sent to me in a suitable box and I will prepare it for the fair this winter. Further particulars can be obtained from C. L. Smith or Judge Reynolds, who are interested in the exhibit." Evening Wisconsin: It will not be a compliment, after this, to tell postoffice people that they are working like beavers. Oskosh Northwestern: It is ru mored that Sir Thomas Lipton has promised to take an Amer ican wife if he succeeds in "lift ing" the cup this time. Fie, Fie, i Sir Thomas! Lift the wife first and perhaps it will change your lack. MINNESOTA MOB IS FOILED. Another Attempt Is Made to Lynch the Negro, Joseph Scott. Glencoe, Minn., July 24. Sheriffs Hartley and McKensie attempted to remove the negro, Joseph Scott, who 'murderously assaulted Miss MifuTie Olson at Watson early Saturday morn ing, to the Montevideo jail, but they weT turned back by a mob at Minne sota Falls, and a lynching was averted only by a hand-to-hand fight. The sheriffs escaped with their pris oner in a buggy, followed by the mob, but they distanced their pursuers and hope to place the negro behind the bars here early to-day. The negro was saved from the ven geance of the mob by a seventy-mBe drive. At Bird Island, thirty miles from Minnesota Falls, the sheriffs were distancing their pursuers, and re ports at 8 o'clock, an hour after they passed through with their prisoner, stated that the mob was thinning and that hope of overtaking the negro was waning. WAS NOT PROVEN GUILTY Jens Hansen, Charged With Selling Liquor to Indians, Discharged. SO DOUBT THAT WHISKY CAME FROM HIS SALOON. But Evidence Did Not Show That Hansen Himself Sold It. Jens Hansen, the Bemidji sa loon keeper arrested Wednesday on the charge of selling liquor to the Indians, had a trial in Judge Achenbach's court this morning and was dischdrged for lack of evidence, and it was ordered that his bondsmen be released. In rendering his decision the court stated that there was no doubt in his mind but that the liquor had been procured from Mr. Hansen's place of business, but he said that the somewhat tangled evidence did not prove beyond a doubt,or even beyond a reasonable doubt, that Hansen himself had sold the liquor. It is thought likely that the Indians got the whiskey from the roust-, a-bout. The judge warned Han sen to see that hereafter no man about the place sold or gave in toxicating liquor to the Indians. County Attorney Loud repre sented the state in the action and Bailev & McDonald defended. ROAC VICTOR Log Rolling Contest Last Night Witnessed by an Immense Crowd. Reviere was thrown into the water three times in succession by Ed Roach in the log rolling contest at the city dock last even ing. An immense crowd wit nessed the match and loudly cheered Roach every time he ducked his opponent. Roach and/ Allan Stewart, the latter of Min neapolis, who claims to be the champion log roller of the world, will-hold a championship contest at Blackduck Sunday. New Towns. Silver Bros, will open a branch office in Duluth, where they will be headquarters for lots in the new towns along the Duluth, Vir ginia and Rainy River railroad. These towns will be located at the crossing of the Little Fork river, Pelican lake and Ash lake. Ashawa, the new town at the Little Fork, will be on the market within the next ten days. The building of the railroad will be pushed and the steel will be laid into Ashawa within the next 30 days. Real Estate Transfers. The Crookston Lumber Co. has purchased from Oscar Miner two lots and two houses at the corner of Beltrami avenue and Ninth street. The consideration was 3,250. It is understood that the property will be for the use of Mr. Murch. superintendent of the company's sawmill in Be midji. Mrs. Jennie Ward today pur chased lot 4, in block 4. from the White & Street Townsite Co. for for a consideration of $425. Sons of Veterans. A Bemidji lodge of Sons of Veterans was formed at the court house last nisrht. REGION'S GROWTH AMAZING Gov. Van SantSays Northern Minnesota's Advancement Is Remarkable SPOKE IX PATRIOTIC ADDRESS O GREAT PROSPERITY. Said Northern Minnesota Would Become a Great Dairying Sec tion of the State. "I am amazed at the remark able growth made by Bemidji and northern Minnesota in the past few years,'.' said Gov. Van Sant last night in his patriotic address delivered in the park to the old soldiers. ''Two or three years ago we to the south looked upon this region as a veritable wilderness, inhabited by Indians and wild beasts of the forest. Now your beautiful little city appears as cultured, as refined and as prosperous as Winona and to me that is the best town in the world. Your people look to be as well fed and as happy and enlightened as any in the Uriited|States." All space within earshot of the speaker's standwasoccupiod last night when the governor stepped to the front of the platform, and he said that it was the largest outdoor audience he had ever addressed. He spoke of the prosperity of the country, and of how proud every one within the borders of the United States should be to be a citizen of so great a nation. Governor Van Sant spoke in eloquent terms of the bravery of the American soldi both of ^he north and the south during the civil war and of the canse for which they were fight ing. He said THE DAILY PIONEER. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY. JULY 24. 1903. that the greatest victory of the war was not at Gettysburg or Appomatox, but rather in the stacking of arms at Washington after the war and returning home to resume the work at the plow, and that if the north had wop at Bull Run and pushed on and taken possession of Richmond, ending the war, there would very probably have been slavery in America today. In speaking of what the "war had accomplished, the governor came as a natural result to the prosperity and rapid growth of the country, and particularly of Minnesota at the present time. The value of Minnesota's dairy products last year, he said, were $14,000,000, and asserted that it would not be a great while before the value each year would reach $70,000,000. He also stated that northern Minnesota would be come one of the greatest, if not the greatest dairying sec tion of the state. The speaker did not forget to pay his respects to women, and said that though men held the reins it was women who told them where to drive. At the close of the speech three rousing cheers were given by the immense audience, every person waving hanker chief or hat. Following this three cheers were given for Gov. Van Sant. Here little Miss Derothy Nangle presented the governor with a handsome bouquet of flowers, and a cane, handsomely carved by a Chippewa Indian es specially for the governor was also presented to him. Following the governor's speech were other addresses and mu sical selections. Mrs. Reynolds, in her inimitable way, told "The Soldier's Story of the War," Wholesale and Retail aaid Comrade Mattocks sang "The Army Bean," which tickled the audience hugely. Mrs. Stark weather and others thanked the local G. A. R. post and Bemidji citizens in general for the hand some entertainment provided the visiting soldiers and all their friends. DENNY NOT IN IT. Marshal of Ortonville Had Nothing to Do With Negro Capture. Montevideo, Minn., July 24. The early dispatches concerning the cap ture of the negro, Joseph Scott, which gave some of the Credit to Marshal Denny of Ortonville. was caused through the confusion incident upon the capture, coupled with the presenco of Denny upon the train which brought the negro through Montevideo to Glencoe. Marshal Denny had nothing to do with the capture. He knew noth ing of it until the train was stopped by the posse and Sheriff Hartly^at Milan. Denny was aboard the train, and it was naturally thought by the corres pondents that he had taken part in the capture of Scott, and hence he was exploited. HUSBAND WANTS ALIMONY. Butcher Says That His Wife Attacks Him With a Big Knife. Sioux City, Iowa, July^'4. It sel dom occurs that a husband In a di vorce action in the courts demands judgment for alimony against his wife, but this is what is done by George T. Rowe in a cross petition to his wife's divorce suit filed some days ago. He asks the court to give him judgment for $l,0ur'i permanent ali mony and dismiss his wife's petition. Rowe is a big butcher in (Jrrenvilie and he charts that his wife has choked him repeatedly, attacked him with a carving ltnire and called him vile names that his Hie is endangered by his wife's treatment of him. WINKLE JEERS IN COURT. He Is Held for Trial on a Charge of Brutal Murder. La Crosse, Wis., July HI. Max Winkle, a young farmer of Arcadia, was yesterday bound over to the cir cuit court without bail on a charge of having robbed and brutally murdered James Campbell, an aged and wealthy farmer whose mangled remains were found in a pool near his farm house early hi May. Winkle was arrested on suspicion aroused by his jeering atti tude toward the case. He still jeered when in court yesterday, hut the testi mony was damaging. It is believed that there will be a second party to the murder arrested within a short time. CASE PLANT IS SCORCHED. Fire in Paint Shop Threatens to De stroy the Whole Establishment. Racine, Wis., July 21. For three hours yesterday afternoon the plant of the mammoth J. I. Case Machine company, valued at $3,000,000, was In danger of total destruction. Shortly after noon a dull explosion was heard and the paint shop, which occupies part of a building covering nearlf a block situated in the center of the manufacturing district, hurst Into flames. By 2 o'clock the fire was un der control with the loss estimated at between $100,000 and $12.7.( 00 fully insured. It will be rebuilt at once. CLARK TO THE RESCUE. Declares That He Is the Only One Concerned in a Bribe Offer. Butte, Mont., July 24.In the Shores disbarment case yesterday the deposi tion of Charles W. Clark, son of Unit i ed States Senator Clark of Montana, was read. It was taken at San Fran cisco in March, and states positively that the deponent alone wa* the man who offered Harney $200,000 to con fess that he had been bribed in. th Minnie Healy case. FRED C, SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain Phon 2 1 5 jy^yy*^^*lAA*yi *A*AAAA*A^^^^^WWWM*WWVWWWW^^**VN*AAAAAA^AAAAA*AA* ENCAMPMENT IS ENDED Many of the Old Veterans Have Already Gone Home. THE AFFAIR HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL 0NJE. Gov. Van Sant Is in Town Today Taking in the Sights. Today ends the Parle Region (i. A. K. encampment, which has been in progress in Bemidji since last Tuesday. Some of the old veterans loft for their homos this morning, others on tho noon train, and most of those still here will leave tonight. Gov. Van Sant is still in town and has spent most of the day looking over the city and its surroundings. There were no special features and fanners. niilt( TEN CENTS PER WEEK. We Sell Large Quantities and Our Goods Are Always Fresh on today's program. There was a camp tire this morning, some thing in the nature of a love feast, which was well attended. This afternoon man}' of the old boys are viewing the big saw mill in company with the governor. Taken altogether the encamp ment has been one of the most successful ever held in the state. All the visitors wore pleased with their reception and the enter tainment provided, and theyaie high in their praise of "Beaul il'nl Bemidji." The park was an ideal place Cor the pitching of tents and the establishing of iieadquar tors. It was particularly pretty at night when the many electric lights wore in full blast. Loji Rolling Contest. A log rolling contest for the championship of the world will be held at Blackduck next Sun day between Allan Stewart, pros ent champion, and Bd Roach of Bemidji. Both men are in excel lent trim, and it thought that the wi |)0 one. O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a larue general store, to Bjipply lowers T*HE voting towns in Northern Minnesota are fam ous for their rapid growth, and everything goes to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busiest lodging centers in this- district. For information regarding prices of lots, or other general information, write or call at the Crookston Lumber Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. lst m( oxc iting Advertise in the Pioneer. Till: M-A TOW N OF KELLIHER situated as it is, at trie head Bullhead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. A I. railway, and being In the heart of the timber dis trict where logging will be carried on extensively fop the next fifteen year-, fa bound to be a thriving town in a very short time. The soil in this^idnity is loam wfirTcTay subsoil, ih~owing excelleni pros pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The