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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 88.
THE STAR ISLAND FIRE OUT Mayor Stein of Cass Lake And Volunteers Fought It Down. IT TOO NEARL A DA O EXTINGUISH BLAZE. Was Subdued Before Any of the Best Timber Was De stroyed. A Dispatch from Cass Lake says that Mayor George Stein, deputy fire warden, acting under instructions from Gen. Andrews, state fire warden, called out the fire department to subdue the fire raging on Star island, which is now government reserve. About thirty men responded to the call and left in the steamboat Columbia. There was a high ^wind and the boat experienced rough steaming for about one mile. Arriving at the island it was found that the fire was making rapid inroad towards the heavy tall Norway pines and some were blazing. The fire was running fiercely in the underbush and spreading rapidly. Trenches were dug and with dirt and bush es and water the fire was fought fr a long time and then beaten JJO. At the south side, for near 1 ]ty mile in patches, the fire was ning and was assisted by a ^northwest wind. Had the wind ^been blowing from the other side of the island the pine could scarcely have been saved. It took nearly all day to get the fire under control and men were left to watch the fire all night. Visitors on the island are mov ing off, afraid of the fire. The island is three miles across and one mile long, it is thickly wood ed, especially with a fine grade of. Norway pine. There is on one side a small lake containing bass and so"great was its beauty that the government reserved it by the Morris bill. Major Scott recently made all campers on the island procure permits from Dr. Rodwell, the Indian agent here, to camp on the island to save it from fire and great precaution has been used to preserve it, and so far with good results. Completely Outdone. The Gentry Bros, have corn pit-cly outdone all of their com petitors, with their enlarged trained animal shows this season. From the regal street cavalcade to the monster 50-horse act, everything has been enlarged and improved, until the exhibi tion is simply perfect. Gentry Bros, have always presented the est show of this character on he road, and those who have een it this season declare the xhibition to be the best one of he kind in the world. The shows ill be seen in this city, two per ormances, afternoon and night, 5, at the old baseball rounds. Dr. Rea Coming. Dr. Rea, the eminent special- i, will arrive in the city Mon- a^. He may be seen at the r'/vl am hotel from 8 o'clock m. to 3:30 p. m. Frank Mageau, the contractor, as returned from North Da ota. He says that he does not elieve that Mr. Street'stmtimely eath will have any affect on the uilding of the business block at ie corner of Beltrami avenue ud Second street. HUNTING SEASON SOON OPENS Local Nimrods Can Go In Pursuit of Feathered Game Sept. 1 BIRDS O AL KINDS SAID O BE PLENTIFUL. Sportsmen Had Their Fill of Fish ingGood Strings Taken. Just one more month remains between now and the opening or hunting season.* When the hunt ing season opens the brook trout season will close. This will not effect Bemidji sportsmen to any extent, for there is no trout fish ing in this section of the country. Pike, pickeral and black bass, however, are to be found in plenty, and the local desciples of Isaac Walton seem to be wholly satisfied with the sport afforded them by these varieties. Fishing in Lake Bemidli is not as good now as it was a few weeks ago. Pike keep clear of the angler's hook, but good strings of pickrel and perch are still being caught. A few musk alonge have been taken from the deeper spots in the lake. A seventeen pound muskey seems to have been the largest for this season. Some say that this was a pickeral, but it was a good sized fish, whatever the variety, and put up a very pretty fight before it was landed. Several ten and twelve pounders have been taken. Hunters have by this time, in most cases, had all the fishing they want, and are oiling up the guns, and perhaps practicing along the lake shore, or at the grounds, anxiously waiting for Sept. 1st to come along. Re ports from all over the North west are that feathered game is plentiful this year. The season for chickens, ducks, geese and similar fowl opens Sept. 1. It has been noted by hunters that the chicken and quail dis tricts are working northward constantly. Subscribe for The Pioneer, SITE FOR GOVERNMENT HALL. Square. Block in Washington to Be Acquired. Washington, Aug. 1. The govern ment has decided to acquire a square in this city between Eighteenth and Ninteenth and E and streets, Just west of the state, war and navy build ing, as a site for the proposed hall of records for government archives. Smith Gets the Job. Washington, Aug. 1.Secretary Cor telyou announced yesterday that Her bert Knox Smith had been appointed deputy commissioner of corporations in the department of commerce and labor. Mr. Smith is a resident of Hartford, Conn., a Yale graduate and a lawyer. Mr. Smith was a member of the judiciary committee of the Con necticut legislature and has given par ticular attention to various measures relating to corporation laws. Gen. Stewart Critically III. Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 1. Gen. A. P. Stewart, one of the few surviv ing lieutenant generals of the Confed erate army and a member of the Chickamauga Park commission, is critically ill. Gen. Stewart was sec ond in command at the battle of Mis sionary Ridge. Twenty-Five Persons Injured. Anderson, Ind., Aug. 1. By a col lision on the Indiana Union Traction lines here yesterday twenty-five peo ple were injured, and while none of the injuries will be fatal, nine persons were hurt seriously. Two Were Drowned. Chicago, Aug. 1.By the overturn ing of a small rowboat on the lake front last night two men were drowned. Two companions of the dead men narrowly escaped a similar death. THE DAILY PIONEE RICHARDSON DIED OF INJURIES Brakeman Hurt At Depot Passed Away Early This Morning. INJURIES MOR E SERIOUS THA N A FIRST SUPPOSED. Home at Cass Lake Leaves Young Wife And a Little Child. A. J. Richardson, the Great Northern brakeman who was in red yesterday morning by be ing crushed between the depot ifor in and a moving-, freight car\died at '2 o'clock this morn ing tk the St. Anthony hospital, whereJie was taken immediately after the accident. Upon first examination by the doctors yesterday it was impos sible to tell whether or not Rich ardson's injuries would prove fatal. He was hurt internally, and just how seriously only time would tell. In a few hours it be came evident that the man's life could not be saved, but every thing possible in the line of medical skill was done to save him. His wife arrived from Cass Lake yesterday and watched at his bedside till the end came. Mr. Richardson was 82 years of age and his home was at Cass le. He leaves a wife and one child. Wm. Ormger, an engineer from Cass Lake, also watched through the night at the side of his friend. Sylvester Peterson, register of the United States Land Office at Crookston, is in the city. Hearts of the.county officers are being made glad by the sprouting of grass on the court house grounds. A good deal of work has been expended on the lawn to make it fit to set off the beau tiful building. From .present in dications the fondest expecta tions of the county commission ers will be realized as far as the appearance of the court house grounds is concerned. A want ad in the Daily Pioneer is a winner. Try one. BUSINESS HAS GROWN. American Trade With Philippines* Is in Prosperous Condition. Washington, Aug. 1.A statement prepared by the bureau of insular af fairs of the war department shows the customs revenues in the Philippines for the firBt four months of 1903 to have been $2,231,782, against $2,901,- 011 in the same period in 1902, and $1,215,657 in 1899. A comparison of the customs revenue under Spanish administration during the ten years from 1885 to 1895, with the period from Aug. 20, 1898, to April 30, 1903, under American occupation, shows the volume of business has increased about fourfold. KEEPS REPORT SECRET. Secretary Root Will Not Tell About Glove Contracts Just Now. Washington, Aug. 1. Secretary Root received the report of Col. Gar lington, the inspector general who was detailed to investigate the facta In con nection with the contract for gloves made with E. R. Lyon, and the rela tions of Representative Lucius N. Lit tauer of New York, to the contractors. The secretary has not examined the report, and will not make it public at present. SUICIDE ON THE INCREASE. Report of the Coroner of the District of Columbia. Washington. Aug. 1. The annual report of Coroner Nevitt, submitted to the commissioners yesterday after noon, shows a remarkable and start ling increase in the number of suicides in the District of Columbia. During the year ending June 30, 1902, there were 32 deaths by suicide, while dur ing the same period of 1903 the num ber increased to 54. WHOLESALE A RETAIL \zSfi,f+*A/A/SA*/^*++*A/SA^^ BIG TRANSFER O TIMBER Grand Forks Lumber Co. Buys Bunch of Timber For $32,640. IS LOCATED IN BELTRAMI AM) ITASCA COUNTIES. A. J. Lammers and William O'Brien Were Owners of the Property. The-transfel* of the timber on a large tract of land in Uoltnnni and Itasca counties was recorded at the register of deeds' office yesterday afternoon. Several hundred acres are involved. It was sold by A. J. Lammers and wife and Wm. O'Brien and wife to the Grand Forks Lumber Co. The consideration was $32,640. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien are res idents of Ramsey county and Mr. and Mrs. Lammers live in Washington county. The deed transfers all the whito, Norway and jack pine: also .the spruce, growing on the land to the lum ber company. Most of the timber is in Bel trami county. That in Itasca county is in township 149 north, of range 29 west and lots 3 and 4 in section 30. That in this county is in town ship 149 north, of range 30 west township 149 north, of range 31 west township 149 north, of range 33 west T. 150 north, of range 30 west T. 150 north, of range 31 west T. 152 north, of range 30 west and township 149 north, of range 31 west. The timber is to be cut within the next ten voars. Funeral Tomorrow. The funeral of W. F. Street will occur tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, from the city hall. The remains will be interred in the Greenwood cemetery. The different lodges of which the deceased was a member will escort the body to its last resting place, and a large procession is expected. Miss Ihittie Kaiser, of Winona, is visiting relatives in the city,. Mrs. Dr. J. Hvoslef and chil dren of Minneapolis are in the city, tin ruos,t of Dr. (iilmore and family. Washington, Aug. l. Secretary] Cortelyou has decided to select a lim ited number of women from civil ser vice eligible lists for appolntmen' a? matrons in the immigration Service BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATUK DAY. AUGUST 1, 1003. TEX CENTS PER WEEK. r" board incoming vessels and assist in the examination of women passengers A three months' trial of this plan re cently led to its abandonment. ^^^^^^^^^^^|Mi^^^^^rW^^^^^^^^^^^^WWWyW FRE C. SMYTH, President THOS. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phone 2 I 5 LIKED BEMIDJI Mary E. Joslin Writes for the Staples World of the (i. A. R. Eneampment. Following is an extrni't from an article written for the Staples World by Mary E. Joslin on her return to Staples from attending the Bemidji G. A. R. Encamp ment: 'A very successful meeting of tin1 annual Park Region District Encampment of theG.A. R. has just closed at Bemidji after a four days' session. Any one who has ever visited that charming city knows that a more beautiful place for an encanvpmeut eo.uld not have been chosen, and only one idea prevails in the minds of those who have just returned, the people of Bemidji art) well versed in the art of entertaining. "If any feature of the enter tainment would be given a prefer ence the writer could especially mention the drum corps which was composed of Bemidji boys MRS BttSBOZ* and farmers. THINGS Till- mm TOW N OF KELLIHER .situated as it is, at the head Bullhead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead bram-h^jf the M. & I. railway, and being in the heart uf the timber di. triet where logging will be carried on extensive-l-y for the next fifteen years, is bound to be a thriving town in a very short time. The soil in this vicinity is loam with clay subsoil, showing excellent pros pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The O'Kelliher Mercantile Co. of Blackduck will build a Ianye gederaJ store, to supply loggers 0 0 1) 0 E A I from 10 to 17 years of age. The corps did more than its share in the entertainment of the guesis, and did it so cheerfully and politely that the writer feels if these were a sample of Bemidji boys she would be pleased to meet more of them. Another en joyable part of the encampment was the little uirls'drill, whi ch was given three times during the encampment. ioveruor Van Sant was astonished when up on in quiry he was told only 13 days had been spent in preparation." ',t TTHE young townp in Northern Minnesota are fam ous for their rapid growth, and everything to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busies! logging center.- in this district. For Information regarding prices of lots, or other general information, write or rail at the Crookston Lumber Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. 9s & i5~ 6 0 ir has re Thomas fcjauey, uriied from-l'hen a. I you expect the girls to be i sweet Oil you, sweeten them at the Lakeside bakery ice cream parlors. They will enjoy it. Another crazy man is reported to be in charge of the Blackduck authorities. It is also said that two men thought to be insane are under the eyes of the police. Three or four insane patients have already been brought down from Blackduck' this year. Be midji authorities are wondering what is the matter northern neighbors. 3 with 'our 7j