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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 89.
IMPOSIN In the death of Mr. Street Be midji suffers an irreparable loss. He was a man of exceptional abil ity and determination. Always active in the upbuilding of Be midji, he has done more towards making it the thriving city it now is than any other one man. His place can hardly be filled. Mr. Street was 5"2 years of age. He was a native of Council Bluffs, la., and a graduate of the Nebraska State university, grad uating from that institution in 1872. He was a printer by trade and after his graduation spent several years in and about St. Cloud. His first wife was Miss Greeley of Maine Prairie. She bore him a son and daughter, both of whom are now living. He married Miss Etha D. Bland of Anoka June 8, 1903. Mr. Street was admitted to the practice of law at St. Paul in 1879, and later opened an office at St. Cloud. Successively he was a practicing attorney of Sauk Rapids and Royalton, also I W. F. .Street's Funeral Yesterday Was Attended by a Vast Throng of People. W. Street was] buried yes terday. Interment was made in the local cemetery, relatives and friends of the deceased believing that he would prefer that """his" final resting place should be near the town where the scene 'of his greatest successes in life bad lain, and which owes its growth and present prosperity largely to him. The funeral was held from the city hall at 4 o'clock in the after noon. Imposing ceremonies marked the event, and a vast throng of people was in attend ance to pay last respects t^ the honored dead. They filled every inch of standing room in. the spacious hall, which was appro priately draped for the occasion, and overflowed into the street below. Scores of people of prominence from out of town were present. They came from Cass Lake, Crookston, Fosston, from all the nearby towns, in fact, and there were several from the Twin Cities. Among the prominent ones were Tarns Bixby, A. A. White and Miss Callahan, secretary of the Be midji Townsite & Improvement Co., and Al Kaiser. Rev. McLeod delivered the sermon. spoke in eloquent terms of the sterling qualities of the deceased. Rev. Broomfield, Father Murphy and Rev. Higgins also gave short "talks. The choir consisted of Messrs. Joseph Berry, Clarence Golden, Mrs Rev. McLeod and Miss Halde man. Mrs Dr Foster acted as pianist. A the close of the services the cover of the coffin was raised and friends were given an opportunity to take a last look at the dead. Great heaps of magnificent flowers were banked about the coffin. A long line of carriages, 53 in num ber, formed in a procession to Greenwood cemetery, headed by the Bemidji band, where inter ment was made.* Wp Big Crowd Packed the City Hall and Overflowed Out Into the Street. editing the Banner in the latter village. During the real estate excitement in Superior in the '80 's he located in that city an was the editor and proprietor of the Inter Ocean and was for a time collector of the port forth treasury department. It was mainly through his ef forts that the legislature in 1897to passed the act organizing Bel trami county, and he was named the first county attorney by Gov. Clough, a position which he held until January 1, last. He was during that time the local repre sentative of the townsite com pany in which corporation he was also a stockholder and direct or. He was the president of the Street-White Townsite Company, which owned the sites of Bagley, Shevlin, Tenstrike, Farris and Little Fork. Papers throughout the North west have published accounts of Mr. Street's death, and have paid glowing tributes to his memory. Following are few ex tracts from them: St. Paul Review: With the deepest regret the Review learns of the untimely and fatal accident to Editor Stre et of Bemidji. was accidentally shot in the back and mortally wounded by his brother in-law, and died soon after removal to the city. Th northern part of the state owes more to his single effort than to any other individual. He be longed to the class of nature's noblemen, and his acquaintance was a rare good fortune. A facile and entertaining writer, a thor ough master of the subject he treated, an excellent companion, a fine lawyer, a close student of industrial and commercial ques tions, his death is a severe loss not simply to northern Minne sota and his city, but to the whole state. St Cloud Journ al Pres str As a journalist the deceased had few superiors in the state, and while he had not been actively in the editorial business in recent years his contributions to current political and historical literature were marked by a distinct in dividuality and a keeness of vision granted to few. His devo tions to fixed principles is said to have cost him a seat in the state senate last fall. Cass Lake Voice: The death of Mr. W. F. Street is not a loss to Bemidji alone. While intense ly loyal to his own community, he was of that broad-minded dis position that it was his pleasure to assist in any project that would help to develop any sec tion of the northern part of the state. Mr. Street was a writer of more than ordinary intelligence. His articles on national questions always found space in the large metropolitan newspapers. It was through his energy and work that Beltrami county was organ- THE SCHOOL FO CRAZY ME N Another Man Thought to Be Insane Brought from Blackduck. IS ATHLETIC AND EXERCISES! ON HUMAN PUNCHING BAGS. To Relieve the Monotony He Occasionally Trys to Com mit Suicide. Thomas McLane, a young man 25 years of age, thought to be in sane, was brought down from Blackduck and appeared in pro bate court this morning. Ho ap peared so rational thai his exam ination was postponed for three days, to await developments. Three or four other people from Blackduck have boon committed the asylum for the insane from Bemidji within the hist few weeks, and that enterprising vil lage is getting the name of being a crazy man's town. The last lunatic brought to Be midji from the little burg up the line, was religiously insane. This is not what troubles the new pa tient. On the contrary, he ap pears to be a disciple of his au gust majesty, the devil, for he is intent upon doing bodily harm to every person he meets when he is in one of his fits. At times, like the present, he seems to have full possession of his senses, and is fairly decent. I is said that it took half the town to get him in jail a short time ago. He has a pair of hard fists and delights in using them, but is averse to practice on anything but a hu man punching bag. THE DAILY PIONEER. His worst offense was com mitted last Saturday when he attempted to hang himself with a pocket handkerchief, and when detected in the act made up his"and mind that the drowning route was the next best way to reach the farther shore. He leaped into a large pool of mud andOut water, but it was not deep enough to answer his purpose, and with a deal of trouble he was extracted from his mud bath. I was then that the authorities decided to bring him to Bemidji. He had just been released from jail when he made the attempt upon his life. might have accomplished his purpose if the sheriff had not followed him. was connect ing his neck with a beam under a railroad bridge in a secluded spot, by means of a large ban danna handkerchief, when the sheriff came to the rescue. ized and Bemidji made the county seat. A county attorney, he fought a most brilliant battle against the lumbermen who were evading their taxes, and won in the supreme court. To him is largely due the credit that Bemidji is today the prosperous community it is. All in Mr. Street's life has not been the brightest setting. Bu with the wonderful energy pos sessed by that mind that is now forever stilled, he surmounted all opposition and rose to be one of the chief factors for good in this part of the state. Miss Vida Bell Miilon of Grand Forks, died of tuberculosis at 11 o'clock Sund ay morning, at the cottage which she was occupying, on Beltrami avenue. Th body was taken in charge by E. L. Xaylor and shipped to Grand Forks. Miss Miilon was born in Ontario, Can., on April 23, 1876. BEM1DJI. MINNESOTA, MONDAY. AUGUST 8, L903. WW^^WW^^^W^^S^M^^WW^^^ \Y 0 E S A E A i RETAIL Camp Tepee Tonka at the head of the lake is looking quiet and deserted. Th merry party of young people from Bemidji re turned from their week's camp ing trip Saturday night, leaving the attractive spot with its pretty Indian name forlorn and deject ed. All assert that they had a most delightful outing, and any one who has seen the beauty spots at the head of Lake Be midji will readily agree that it would be difheut to remain there a week without having a good time. The party consisted of the fol lowing: Messrs. C. H. Woodward, Ar thur Narveson, Geo.*1|lemming, Orin Narveson. Geo. Keihui and Frank Slipp. Misses Carolyn Keihrn, Blanche Woodward, Maude Olson, Grace Lyon and Blanche Woodward. Chaperons: Mrs. S. Hughes Mrs. W. Spoolman. SCHOOL BOARD of Respect for W. F. Street the Meeting Was Ad- journed. The board of education held a meeting Saturday night but no business was transacted. Out of respect for W, Street the meeting was adjourned to next Saturday night, August 8. At this time the organization of the new board will take place and the contract for building the new addition to the school house will probably be let. There are several bids in for the work but they have not been opened as yet. Mr. Street was for several years a memb er of the board of educa tion. Reed & Bagsley. Reed & Knutson, of the black smith shop just south of the postoffice, have dissolved part nership, and Geo. Bagsley, form erly with the Pingel shop, has taken the place of Mr. Knutson. he firm is now known as Reed *f Bagsley and business will be continued at the same old stand. Good Management. E. L. Xaylor, the undertaker, and A. M. Bagley, the liveryman, are coming in for a good share of praise today for the admirable manner in which Mr. Street's funeral was handled Sunday, both while the funeral ceremo nies were taking place and in the lining up of the carriages and the duties attendant afterwards. The whole affair, from beginning to end, passed off without a hitch of any sort. FRED C. SMYTH, President THOS. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas AA/^A^V^A/VVH^VV^V^VVWV'VVAVVVN^^ CAMPERS BAC A Merry Party Spent Last Week at Head of the Lake. BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain Phon 2 1 5 A SUNDAY SCHOOL INSTITUTE Opened Today in the Meth odist ChurchMany Del egates Present. 1 HIS in Which Many Will Take Part. The summer Sunday school, institute, one of the eight to be 3ield in the state this month, opened in Bemidji this afternoon at the Methodist church. There aire a number of delegates and visitors in attendance, and more are expected to arrive tonight jind tomorrow. Th institute lasts till Wednesday. Delegates are sent here from ten of the Eli irthern counties. DISTRICT COMPRISES! (a*l Preparation In M\ hit line TEN' COUNTIES. J.'Orchard, Fargo, X. D, I 8:00 Reception SECOND DAY An Attractive Program Arranged, j10:0 TEX CENTS PE WEEK. THINGS (i 0 0 0 E A A A ''"*'*A Co?^f"? 0'KeIIiher Mercantile Co of Blackduck will build a larife general store, to supply loggers and farmers. THE young towns in Northern Minnesota are fam ous for their rapid growth, and everything- goes to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busiest lO^in"- centers in this district. For information regardi ng prices of tots, or other general information, write or call at the Crookston Lumbe Company LOGGING DEPARTMENT BEMIDJI MINN. ln 330 4:'i() Til i NH W TOW N OF KELLIHER situated as it Is, at the head liulihead Lake, and at the terminus of the Bullhead branch 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 soil in this vicinity is loam with clay subsoil, showing excellent pros pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The 7/ OAAAAAAAAAAA^ A A A Following is the program for the first and second days: FIRST DAY Tin' Worker and the Work P. K. EauTe, GFookstoa, Miun, 3:00 Diftlcultles In Teaching ,1. G. \V irtli, Laporte, Minn. :1 The Child we Teach (ii The Law? of Teaching or 'hildhood I The Law bf Application .1. K. Ilobai't. Minneapolis. 4:00 Next Sunday's Lesson ifp AcstlK'lC 111 liOOl Koom,l Decorations,1,1:1' Music, Home 11:00 Conference Tlif Pith oft^rganizalion in Class, School, Primary, Git) District, County and State We Praise Thee (O'iuled or Suplemental Work Mrs. Hobart The School of the Ag6 I,'. A. Foster, Betnidji. Hound Tables (a i Primary Work J. E. Hobart. (b) Church & Sunday School John Orchard. 8 00 The fmportance of the Sunday School Ami Who is Responsible For It 8 Success K. F. Sult/.er. Minneapolis. 8:45 Sunday School Telegraphy John Orchard.