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VOLUME NUMBER 85.
A SUNDA SCHOO INSTITUTE Northern District Will |old One In Bemidji Next Week. THIS DISTRICT COMPRISES NINE COUNTIES.-V Will Open On Monday, Aug. 3. i And Continue Till Wednesday. An "At the Lake" summer school institute for the Sunday school workers of Minnesota and visitors to our lake will be held in Bemidji August 3, 4 and 5, opening on Monday next and continuing until Wednesday night. It will be under direc tion of the Minnesota Sunday School association. The state association has ar ranged for eight of the institutes, covering almost the entire state. To this end certain counties have been grouped around one summer resort, thus centralizing the efforts of the Stinday school superintendents for more effect ive service. Besides the local workers and visitors from abroad,' Mrs. J. E. Hobart, state primary superintendent, and Mr. John Orchard, state field worker, will attend each of the outlined schools. G. W. Campbell is superinten dent of the Northern district, of which Bemidji is the center. The institute here will draw from the counties of Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Polk, Red Lake, Marshal and Kittson. It is expected that there will be a large attendance and a pleas ant gathering is anticipated. The program for the Northern district is as follows: FIRST DAY 2:30 The Worker and the Work D. K. Lanre, Crookston, Minn, 3:00 Difficulties in Teaching J, G. Wirth, Laporte, Minn. 3:20 The Child we Teach (a) The Laws of Teaching or Childhood (b) The Law of Application J. E. Hobart, Minneapolis. 4:00 Next Sunday's Lesson (a) My Preparation (b) My Outline J. Orchard, Fargo, N. D. 8:00 Reception SECOND DAY 10:00 Conference Aesthetic in School Life Room, Decorations, Music, Home 11:00 Conference The Pith of Organization In Class, School, Primary, City District, County and State 2:30 We Praise Thee 3:00 Graded or Suplemental Work Mrs. Hobart 3:30 The School of the Age D. A. Foster, Bemidji. 4:00 Round Tables a) Primary Work J. E. Hobart. (b) Church & Sunday School John Orchard 8:00 The Importance of the Sunday School And Who is Responsible For Its Success R. F. Sultzer, Minneapolis. 8:45 Sunday School Telegraphy John Orchard. Bowery Dance. Another of the bowery dances, which became so popular during the recent G. A. R. encampment, will be given Friday night in the navilion at the corner of Second street and Beltrami avenue. Music will be the best obtain able. Mrs. Thomas King and son Gordon of Montevideo are in the city visiting Mrs. King's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons. THE DAILY BOD O MILITIA FO BEMIDJI Some Are in Favor of Forming an Independent Organ- ization. A petition is now being cir culated to find the sentiment of the people of Bemidji regarding the forming of a militia company here. An application for a state militia for the town has been in for the past three years, but no good has resulted from it. Crookston and other towns in the state have been given state militias since Bemidji made ap plication for one, in spite of the fact that we are more favorably situated to be the home of a body of the guard than the other towns, being located in the vicin ity of three Indian reservations where trouble is at any time liable to occur. When Gov. Van Sant was here recently he was approached on the subject and promised tp do what he could for Bemidji in the matter of a militia company, but said that there was little hope of doing more than putting the local organization, if formed, on the reserve list. This would be desirable, for at the first open ing the company would be made a regular member of the state guard. A reserve company has to furnish its own uniforms, but the state provides arms and ammunition. Many are in favor of forming an independent com-' pany, which would also be sup plied with arms and ammunition by the state. It is claimed that this would be even better than being put on the reserve. The regulation fatigue uniform could be secured at small cost and the dress uniform be purchased later. There is plenty of good material in Bemidji to form a first class company, which calls for fifty men. Several of those who have signed their names as be ing ready to join are old militia men, and some have served in the regular army. A Good Show Coming. Gentry Bros.' famous shows will soon exhibit in this city. The Gentry's fame is. now uni versal, and the annual visits of their wonderful trained animal shows are looked forward to by the little folks with the same regularity as is Santa Claus' coming. Each department of Gentry Bros.' famous animal aggregation has been carefully gone over, and has had as many improvements made as was possible. The show-will exhibit in this city afternoon and night. Miss Espie McLennan arrived home today after spending two months with Miss Knox at Grand Rapids. Minn. Mrs. Anna Smith, who has been a deaconess for seven years, in London and Dublin, will speak at the M. E. church Sun day morning and evening. Many Lots Sold. Silver Bros, report the sale of twenty lots in the new town of Ashawa, twenty-five miles north of Virginia, on the Duluth, Vir ginia and Rainy River railroad. IAt Petition Being Circulated to Find Sentiment of the People. COMPANY WOULD BE PLACED ON RESERVE LIST. [OR E ROOM S FO OFFICES Old Court Bouse Is Being Remodeled for Offices. M0REBUILDINGIMPR0VEMENTS O N BELTRAMI AVENUE. Mr. Hannafin Builds Two Offices on His Newly Acquired Property. Senator Swedback now has a crew of men at work remodeling the old court house at the corner of Beltrami avenue and Fourth street for office purposes. The whole will be given a brick ve neer and the inside will be hand somely finished in attrrctive woods. When complete it will make a roomy building, with space for two stores below and several offices. There will be no difficulty in renting the struc ture. Another new building improve ment is being made by Mr. Han nafin on his newly acquired prop erty at the corner of Beltrami avenue and Third street. The old wooden building on the rear of the restaurant is being remod eled into an office building, and besides this a small addition is being constructed, which will be an office, making two new of fices. Both will be of wood. This improvement will add greatly to the appearance of the block. Brick used in place of the boards, however, following out the ordinance relative to put ing up buildings in the fire lim its, would make the improvement all the more noticeable. POSTOFFICE R0B3ED. Safe Blown and Contents Taken by Burglars. Rudd, Iowa, July 29.The poatoffice at this place was robbed Saturday night. Some one broke in through the back door and Uew the safe all to pieces, securing about $40 and about $12 worth of stamps. A small box con taining money orders and other valua ble papers was found under a railroad bridge Just west of town. lowan Probably Slugged. Rlceville. Iowa, July 29.News has reached here that Matt Keramitz. who recently left here for Hot Springs. Ark., was found unconscious near a billboard. It is known that he took considerable money with him from here, and took it for the purpose of treatment. He WAH found in a semi conscious condition, and without money. The presumption was that he had been slugged and robbed. Charged With Theft. Baldwin, Wis., July 29. Sheriff Harris arrested John School and Hen ry Commas, botfc of Emerald, charged with stealing $11 0 from Michael Lang don. a laboring iian. while sleeping in a haymow. They were taken to trie county Jail at Hudson last nh-'ht. where they will nave their hearing, Accused of Bigamy. Webster :,Hv. Iowa, July 29.Qwins to a delay in .e requisition papers A. E. Isenhart. the Marshalltown bis amist who was insrrled in this city to Miss Emma Mitchell, ha not yet been returned to this state. He is un der arrest at North Bend, Neb., and will be brought to this city. Woman Mysteriously Disappears. Neoia, Iowa. July 29.Mrs. Thomas Lucid disappeared from her home early yesterday, and searching parties have found no trace of her. She was seventy-three yeers old. Bloodhounds will be employed. Killed by a Horse. Watertown. S. D., July 29.A young man named Oscar Hold en was kicked by a horse last Bight and as a result died in a very ahort time. He waa kicked on the side of the face and tho blow broke his neck Iowa Brick Plant Burned. Moifjee, Iowa. July 29 Th brick plant was burned The loss is $45.(KK) insurance $15,000. The company employed 100 mpn. It is doubtful whether th plant will be r built this year. Subscribe for The Pioneer. 3T0RM SWEEPS OVER ST. PAUL. Rain. Hail, Wind and Lightning Do Much Damage. St. Paul, July 29.Street car trama waa delayed, wires were torn down, streets were washed out and a great deal of other damage was wrought by a heavy rainstorm, accompanied by lightning, high wind and hall, which broke over St. Paul shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday morning. The rain lasted for-jncire than an hour. Shortly after the'rain began the wind !Wlw down poles and the wires on bo*h In terurban lines broke. Service was not restored for several hours. WORK OF THE STORM. Great Damage Is Done Around Sauk Center by Wind. Sauk Center. Minn., July 29. Re ports from the country greatly aug ment the amount of damage don* by yesterday morning's storm. A barn throe miles west of town was blown away and seven head of stock killed. Grain is badly blown. Telephone wires are prostrated. Miller. S. D., July 29. During the severe, thunderstorm ('ounty Treasur er Trythalla's mammoth barn was lev eled, and the Methodist church and Davey hotel at St Lawrence struck by lightning. SNAP FOR WIDOWS. Cattlemen Make a Deal With Them to Secure Cattle Ranges. Pierre. S. O.. July 29. Last week about fifteen tilings were made on laud by soldiers' widows, being those of a party who came out from Iowa and Minnesota towns and filed together. The land laws allows soldiers' widows to file on governm-rit lauds and secure title without residence, and in final prooff they they an allowed the time oi s*vlce of fh*ir deceased husbands as a portion of th*- 'tv years' time re quired to secure title. All that is ie quir^d of them is the filing, improve ment ar.d final proof In the case of the widows who filed last weekj an asr^ment was made between them and cattle owners who desire tire land for crazing privilege, This privilege Is allowed in return for the placing on their homesteads thf improvements required oy the government. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY. JULY 29, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Wholesale and Reta il GOO LOCATIO N Land Donated For State Encamp. ment Is Ideal For The Purpose. The whole town is more than pleased at the action taken at the meeting Monday night rela tive to getting the state G. A. R. encampment located in Bemidji next year. The action of W. F. Street and those owning land with him in the vicinity of Diamond Point, in donating a plot of ground to the use of the G. A. R. during encampment week, has found hearty apprecia tion with the citizens. A better piece of ground for the purpose could not be found in the state. It is in close proximity to, tho lake and its natural advantages make it an ideal spot for such a camp. Head officers of the G. A. R. and Gov. Van Sant them selves selected the camping site, and were highly pleased with the location. ^^A!^^^^WW^^WVVW^W^WW^^WWVS^VWVWW^^WWWWWW^' FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH. Sec-Treas. D. C. SMYTH. Manager BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain Phone I 1 5 M^^^^^^^^^M^^A^MVWWVWVWS/yWWVS^MMM^A^^M^AMMMMAMA OPEN DOOR IDEA GOES. Unitco 6U.te3 Wins Over Russia and China. Washington. July 29.All doubt as to the speedy conclusion of the treaty with China, providing for the opening of porta in .Manchuria to foreign trade has been removed by positive informa tion received here. It recently was re ported from Pekin that Prince Chtng, the head of the Chinese foreign office! had said that he could not conclude the treaty for tho reason that the Rus sian government continued to object to any arrangement for the "open door" in Manchuria. This statement attracted considerable attention and it was credited in some quarters, but it is proper to say that the United States did not believe it, feeling confi dent that Russia had acted in good faith in furnishing assurance that she would intorpose no objection to the port opening program of this govern ment. An arrangement has been reached with China by which Cfie commercial treaty between the United States and that country will contain a provision for the opening of two ports in Manchuria. The treaty will bo signed within a very short time. UNIONS ARE FEDERATING. Labor Will Be Pf^uaEt Into FiveGreat Councils. Chicago, Jul.. Following the levy of a special assessment to raise a defense fund, trade unionists are for" ng strong combinations and ex te allowances among t'uilr crafts for t.he purpose of defensive and of fensive action in fighting associations of nDloyers Five such alliances, are and farmers. a We Sell Large Quantities and Our Goods Are Always Fresh TH E NE W TOW N OF KELLIHER situated as it is, at the bead. Bullhead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. & I. railway, and being it: the heart of the timber dis trict where logging will be carried on extensively for the in fifteen years* i* bound to be a thriving town itj a very short time. The soil In this vicinity i* loam with clay subsoil, showing excellent pros pects In regard agricultural purposes. The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a large loneral -toie, to supply loggers "THK you rig town? in" Northern Minnesota are fum* ous for then- rapid growth, ami everything goes to show 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 Lumbe Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. mmt-i .ly uenv. i liv t'tl-ir ip ilio tilSO preparing to uo iuto (gSurt and tight In junction proceedings This is the main purpose of the defense fund, indorsed substantially at a special meeting of the ChTcVgo Federation of Labor. SCALED MOUNT M'KINLEY. Judge Wlckeraham and His Party Ra turn to Dawson. Seattle Wash !uly 29.A special dispatch from ihtvson s,i\s: United States District Judge Wlckersbarriand the members ot his party have re turned to Rampart from the ascent of Mount MeK:nley. the highest peak in America. A gjaciei 100 feet hU was encountered A river near the moun tain was named Wiekorsham for the Judge and a huge peak near McKinloy was named Deborah in honor of Mrs. Wickersharo. TOO TIRED TO KEEP UP. Boy Tries to Swim to a Boat and Urowns on the Way. Hampton, Iowa July 29 Allen An drews, a young man nineteen years of rage, wlin sphre friends went bathing in RC.MI.-, lake He and Homer Clark I started to swim to some boats anch ored out about fifteen rods (Mark waa ahead and turned ami asluidAndrews if he Was ail ikht km answered: "A little tired." This was the last seen of him until he was fished up about an hour afterward. Typhoid Epidemic. Dassel. Minn July 29An opidemto of typhoid fever has broken out here and is growing very prevalent. ttubscriix' lor The Pionee r.