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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 82.
Members Say that Lax Methods
Were Used In Passing on
No Time to Lose.
An eminent surgeon used to
remark to his assistants when
everything was laid out ready for
an operation: "Don't be in a
hurry, gentlemen, for we have no
time to lose." One can accom
plish so much by keeping steadily
at it and doing one thing at a
time, but Americans seem to
want to do everything at once.
If we realize that restlessness
and nervousness are the most
serious faults of our race we
should see the necessity for
using golden grain belt beer to
overcome the difficulty. It rests
the nerves completely and puts
one in perfect condition, mentally
and physically. You will enjoy a
case at home. Order of your
nearest dealer or be supplied by
John F. Essler, Bemidji.
A thunder clap, startling in its
been no damage done. Beyond
a lisrht shower there was no rain.
The new laundry, known as
the Peerless, is now in full opera
tion at 309 America avenue. It
has only been running a few
days, but business is reported
good and rapidly on the increase.
Subscribe for The Pioneer,
The Board of Equalization cursions Tomorrow
Has Worked Hard for
It is expected that the two
Great Northern excursion trains
CRITICISES WORK OF SOME OF torn()riw from Grand Forks and
St. Cloud will brim? in the neigh
borhood of 2,000 people to Be
midji. The great attraction will
be the ball game- to be played be
tween the Grand Forks league
team and St. Cloud. If the
weather is favorable the atten
dance at the game will propably
be as large as when Crookston
The county board of equaliza
tion has finished its work for this though Forks is the
year. It has worked hard for
four days fixing up the assess
ment rolls, and the members feel
that they are now prepared to
enjoy a well earned rest.
Valuations tnroughout the en
tire county show a general in
crease over those, of last year.
Criticism has been offered on the
methods used by some of the as
sessors in carrying out their
work. In Bemidji, for example,
all the horses in the town were
assessed the same, 30, regard
less of their, comparative values.
The average is supposed to be
about that amount, but this
does not mean that every horse
should be assessed the same. In
other towns all the cows have
been assessed in a similar man
According to members of the
county board of equalization,
town boards, many of them neg
lect a good deal of their wTork.
They are supposed to look care
fully into the individual assess
ments and equalize them where
necessary, but this year the ma
jority of them seem to have sim
ply signed their names to the
assessment rolls and left the
work to the county board, whose
business it is to compare the
town assessments, not the indi
vidual and raise or lower them as
loudness, frightened the timid in things. Only in a tew instances have
Bemidii last night shortly before the inspecting officers of the army
i i A mi. found a guard organization that over-
midmght. The accompanying
bolt of lightning put most of the matter of discipline, ando any attention
electric light wires and many of to drill necessary in a first-class miii-
i. 4. i. tary organization.
raril,y ou,7of business. Farther this therabout seems have
iD-i People of
A BI CROW
Expected That 2,000 People Will
Come In on the Two Ex-
league it is claimed that the St
Cloud plryers can put up just as
fast a gajnejhejiej^ on each
team is about even.
Special from Blackduck.
Besides the two excursion
trains to run into Bemidji tomor
row from Grand Forks and St.
Cloud there will be one over the
M. & I. from Blackduck and in
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Winter and
son LaMonte, arrived from St.
Paul on Tuesday.
Miss Blanche Narveson of- Du-
lttth, cousin of Arthur Narveson,
is visiting in town.
A marriage license was issued
yesterday to Miss Alice C. Ever
ett and Wm. Jensen.
Mrs. Kate Smith of Verndale,
Minn., is a guest at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Helmer.
Three drunks were up before
Judge Reynolds this morning.
One was sentenced to serve ten
days in the county jail and the
others were fined S each and
costs. MONEY ASKED UNDER THREATS.
Kidnapping of Children Promised
Unless Widow Pays $2,000.
Rock Falls, 111., July 25 The police
and postal authorities are on the track
of the blackmailers who have been
terrorizing the farmers north of the
city, and it is daily expected arrests
will be made. The latest victim of the
unknown blackmailers 1B Mrs. Henry
Barber of Polo., a widow. Yesterday
morning she received through the
mail a letter demanding $2,000. The
letter directed where and how the
money should be left. For failure to
comply with the demands meant the
kidnapping of Mrs. Barber's two little
children. It is believed the letter was
written by those who sent one to
James Grehling demanding $600 under
penalty of burning his house. Mr.
Grehling paid no attention, and a week
later, while he was away from Home,
his house was destroyed by fire. Will
iam Tryce and James Brown each have
received letters of the same nature
through the n.ails. Of Tryce the black
mailers wanted $500 and from Brown
NO BOUQUETS FOR MILITIA.
Government Learns That It Is Sadly
Washington. July 25.Reports now
being receive at.the war department
indicate thai, there is room for great
improvement in.the national guard of
'the United States. As a whole the
militia is in a deplorable condition and
there is little evidence that any effort
was made after the Spanish war to
bring about an improved order of
FEAR AN ERUPTION.
of a volcano.
:ly Kingston. Jul 25 The Soufriere
volcano has been slightly agitated
since July 19. emitting puffs intermit
tently, which cauF- petrified clouds
and "low rumbliiv.-- A severe earth
quake shock v. felt at 1:40 a. m.
Tuesday. accompanied by a subterran
ean sound of cracking, which shook
the bViildings here and threw the pop
ulace intc a state of consternation.
They feared that a disastrous phenom
enon would follow this earthquake,
similar to that of July 17. 1902, which
preceded the eruption of Sept. 3. 1002.
TRIED O COMMIT
Mrs. Forbes Hung Herself
With Pieces From
FOUN BEFORE PURPOSE WAS
Was In the City Jail at the Time
In a State of Intox-
A startling incident which oc
curred during the encampment,
kept quiet by the police until the
visitors left town, was tile at
tempted suicide in jail a couple
of nights ago of Mrs. Neva
Forbes, a woman from one of the
Mrs. Forbes was arrested for
being drunk and disorderly.
This was early in the evening,
when she was placed in the city
jail and left alone. Shortly after
this a man passing by the struc
ture heard the sound of someone
struggling in one of the colls and
upon investigation found that
the woman was hanging from the
top of her cell, a rope made of
the ruffles torn from her dress
tied about her neck. The cell
was locked, but the officers with
the keys were soon summoned
and the body taken down. With
considerable difficulty she was
revived and taken to her board
ing house to be cared for. She
had tied the cloth rope to the top
of her cell and then, with a noose
in the end about her neck, had
jumped from a projection at the
side of the cell.
The morning after her experi
ence she said that she remem
bered nothing whatever of the
occurrence, but complained of
having a very sore neck. She
could not remember of having
had any desire to commit su
Sealed proposals will be re
ceived at the Bemidji, Minn.,
postoihee until Auj,'. 10, 190IJ- for
leasing premises for a postoflico
at Bemidji, Minn., for a term of
live years. Blank proposals may
be obtained at the postoflico
where form of lease may be seen.
Dated July 24, 1903.
C. L. MORRIS,
8 -}-84-H7 Postofitice Inspector.
BULLION IS STOLEN.
It Is Doubted If the Robbers Can Get
Away WIH The*- Lo~y
Phillipsburg, Mont., July 25More
than 500 pounds or bullion, worth
$100,000, was stolen from the retort
room rn the Bimetallis mill at an early
hour yesterday morning. The thief or
thieves left no clew as to their identi
ty or as to the manner in Which the
bullion was taken away. The loss
was discovered shortly after the day
shift went to work and was immediate
ly reported. The officials of the com
pany at once im'ormed the authorities
of tbe theft and officers are at work on
the case. It is thought that it will be
impossible for the guilty persons to
get out of the country with their booty.
They could not have traveled far
with it before the loss was discovered,
and the authorities in every section of
the country have been notified and
will be on the lookout for the crim
HELD FOR TRIAL.
Circumstantial Evidence Is Against
Winona. Minn.. July 25.James L.
McLaughlin, who was brought to
this city from Wabasha county,
chargec with havin? enrered the post
office at Hammond, in that county
THE DAILY PIONEER.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY. JULY 25, 1903,
and stealing money
order funds, was jriwn a hearing be
fore United States Court Commission
er C. A. Morey. and was bound over
to the next term of the United States
court and his bail fixed at $1,000,
which it is believed his brother in
Wabasha will furnish. The evidence
was largely circumstantial, but it wa's
considered sufficient to hold him.
The County Board Provides for
the Construction of Sev
eral Co. Roads.
The county board adjourned
yesterday to September 8th. Lit
tle business besides making ap
propriations lor town and county
roads ^vas transacted yesterday.
The following appropriations for
roads were made: Town of Sol-
way,$150 town of Turtle River,
$200, to be expended on a road
between sections 5 and ti town
of Port Hope, 20j for a road to
run north and south on section
32, betwocrr sections 2!) and 82
and between sections 2* and 32
east and west.
John McDougaid, was instructed
to advertise for bids for the con
struction of two roads running
out of Blackduck, one to Langor
and the other to Battle River.
MONUMENTS FOR TROOPS.
Pennsy' 'anians Will Dedicate Three
of Them in Succession.
HarriRL.arg, Pa., July 2 The
three commissions created to arrange
for the dedication of monuments to
Pennsylvania soldiers in the South,
have fixed upon th'1
Andersoiiville prison, Nov. 10 sw
enty-thini Pennsylvania regiment,
ChaTtanootui, Nov. 11. Seventy-seventh
Pennsylvania regiment, Shiloh, Nov.
Gov. Pi'imy packer and staff and
state oiliciaJs leave hen- on a special
car for Audorsqnyiile on Nov. 'J.
JESS- GRANT GETS MILLIONS.
He and Col. A. K. Owen Obtain Mexi
New York, July 25. Jesse Grant,
son of former President (Irant, is ex
pected in Baldwinaviile on Saturday
to confer with Col. A. K. Owen con-
cernlnR property in Mexico. Mr.
Grant assisted Mr. Owen^lu getting
concessions from Mexico which, under
a recent court decision, property was
awarded him valued at $50,000,000 He
Is heavily interested with Col. Owen in
a railroad and other property at Tepo
RELIANCE BEATS COLUMBIA.
Gives Old Defender Worst Beating She
Newport, R. 1., Ju/y 25. In a race
for a special cup yesterday the Reli
ance gave the Columbia the worst
beating she has ever sustained in a
contest sailed in a good whole-sail
breeze. 9a.ling over a course thirty
eight miles in length, nearly twenty of
which were dead to windward, the
new cup yacht finished 18 minutes
and 4f* seconds ahead of the old cham
HAD SEVEN CENTS,
And With That Capital Two Boys
Were Bound for Europe.
Chicago, July 25.Europe was the
goal sought by Hugh McGee and
Frank Kelly, two thirteen year-old
youths of South Omaha. Neb., whose
combined capital was 7 centri, but the
projected tour of foreign lands ended
at Evans-ton. The two boys were ar
retted at the railway station, where
they were taken off a fast mail train
found for Chicago from Madison. Win.
Two Men Badly Scalded.
Detour. Mich.. July 2f *A tube in
i the boiler of tbe steamer Turret Court
blew out when that steamer was
abreast of here yesterday. Two men
were badly scalded.
FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH. Sec.-Treas. I C. SMYTH, Manager
BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO.
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain
2 1 5
Aolan Miller of Duluth is visit
ing his brother, l'\ Miller.
Tile iiiy i'iotuvr want eel
Ulnns arc good result sellers.
m.ouiMtKS ARE GONE.
Sweetheart of One Man Is Believed to
Have Aided the Escape,
Waulcegafi, Wis.. July 25.- Aided by
his Chicago sweetheart. Charles Den
nis, one of the most notorious safe
blowers in the country, made his es
cape from th-' jail here. With him lied
Frank Lattimore, a cracksman equally
well known to the police in every city.
The woman, supposed to be Bertha
McGuire wis waiting for them Just
outside Itl. a buggy drawn by a Meet
horse. Into this vehicle the two men
sprang. The lash was freely used and
the trio began a long drive to Chicago,
The Chicago police have fieeu warned.
MORE TIME FOR RONK.
His Case Is Put Off for Argument for
New Trial Until August.
Blue Earth. Minn., July 25. District
court convened here yesterdav. In
the case of Berl Ronk, Attorney Henry
Morgan of Albert Lea asked a further
stay of proceedings Judge Quinn was
at first unwilling to grant stay of
more than one day, but finally contin
ued the case until Aug. IK. At that
time a motion for a new trial will be
made. A motion was made to admit
Ronk to bail, but this was denied.
Ronk is under sentence of twenty
years for tbe killing of Charles
THE NE W TOW N 01-'
bituated ah it is, at the head Bullhead I.ako. and
at the terminus of the Bullhead hruneh of the M. &
I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis
trict where logging will be carried on extensively
for the next fifteen years, is bound to be a thriving
town in a very short time. The SDTl in thlfl vicinity
is loam with ejay subsoil, Bhowing excellent pros
pects in regard to agricultural purposes- TJbe
O'Kelliher Mercantile Co.
will build a Farge general -tore, to supply loggers
"THK young town- in Northern Minnesota are fam-
ous for their rapid growth, and everything goes
to .-how that KELLIHER will be one of the busiest
logging centers in this district.
For information regarding prices of lots, or other general
information, write or call at the
Crookston Lumber Company
TEX CENTS PER WEEK.
We Sell Large
Our Goods Are
The Country West of hVmidii as
Far as (irand Forks Gets
a (ioori Soaking.
Grand Tories and vicinity was
visited last night by one of the
heaviest rains ol' the season.
Grafton -and Minto report heavy
rains. In M*iuto the rain,fall fur
fifteen minutes was the heaviest
ever experienced in that section.
Emerado was Hooded, and at
Fisher, Crookston and other por
tion's of the Valley the storoa was
heavy, but ho serious damage is
Crops Not Improving.
St. James, Minn, July 25. Crop
prospects In this county are growing
poorer with every rain Tuesday night
a hail storm passed over the south
eastern part of the county, but, as
there was little wind, the damage was
not great. Barleiy harvesting is In
full blast. A strip of country five
miles wide and fourteen miles long
just north Of Ormslev. was visited by
a heavy wind storm this week, and not
a stalk of grain remains standing. The
crops are a total loss.