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Accused of Digamy.
Fergus Falls, Minn., Aug. 7. B. Bamhart. formerly of Bluffton town ship, was brought from Wadena and committed to the county jail here om a charge of bigamy. The complaint was preferred by a man named King, who claims that his wife married Barnh art Jn Wadena a few months ago. Vhe couple were arrested in Sparta, Wis., and both have been bound over, sue woman giving bonds. King and his wife had separated, but King clai ias Jhat they had never been divorced, Secretary Shaw Will Attend. Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 7.Secretsry of the Treasury Sha-', it is announc ed, has accepted the invitation of the Black Hills Mining Men's association to attend the session of the American Mining congress at Deadwood amd Lead Sept. 7 to 12. Secretary Shaw, it is said, will come as the special ep resentative of President Roosevelt, School Teachers Needed. Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 7.There is a decided shortage of school teachrs in Kingsbury county, and school offi cers are unable to figure out a plan by which the shortage can be made p. There are 138 schools to be supplied In the county, while there are only about one hundred teachers. Charged With Forgery. Bismarck, N. D., Aug. 7. Lomis Freier was arrested on complaint mwle by William O'Hara, charging him Ith forging his brother's name to a dr^aft for $700 and obtaining money therein. O'Hara identified Freier at the ba-nfe as the brother to whom the draft was payable. Damaged by Cloudburst. Ottumwa, Iowa, Aug. 7. A clowd burst lasting a half-hour struck tUiis i vicinity yesterday. Skylights were broken, the roofs of several business blocks torn off and street car service stopped. Every telephone line out of the city was disabled and telegraph wires crippled. Despondent From Illness. Menomonie, Wis., Aug. 7.John S-or enson committed suicide yesterday morning by hanging himself in lis barn. Despondency caused by long ill ness is supposed to have been the cause. He was fifty years old. Poisoned by Eating Sausage. Jackson, Minn., Aug. 7. Through eating summer sausage one boy is dead and another is not expected to live. They are the children of Ed Flatgaardy, a farmer who lives ten miles north of town. Convict Is Captured. Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 7.Conrict James Roberts, one of the band of fugitives from Folsom prison, was captured near Davisville yesterday. He was dressed as a tramp and car ried under his arm a roll of blankets. He also had a revolver. King Is All Right. Madrid, Aug. 7.Because of the ru mor that an attempt had been male on the life of King Alfonso the govern ment has issued a statement officially contradicting the report, and denying further that the king is indisposed. Burned to Death. New York, Aug. 7. In a fire at RonKonkoma, L. I., which has de stroyed the residence occupied by Commander D. C. Stuart of the na-vy, one of the servants was burned to death. To Sue the City. Sioux City, Iowa, Aug 7.In the ap plication for the appointment of Mrs. Sarah Fisher as guardian of her son. Johnny Fisher, hurt while divinsr in the public baths in St. Paul, it was mentioned that a suit for dama-sjes would be commenced against the cctty of St. Paul. Sells Too Cheap. Albert Lea, Minn., Aug. 7.The po lice have in custody a young man named Anton Smeby, who was ped dling gold watches at $1.50 each. He is suspected of having stolen them- Struck by Train. Hastings, Minn., Aug. 7.A straiaeer was picked up in the railway yards by a policeman. He had been struck by a train, his right hip being seriously- in- jured. He is thought to be a tramp named Patrick Burns from Pittsburrg. Houston County Swept by Cyclone. Caledonia, Minn., Aug. 7. At o'clock yesterday morning a cyclone passed over this county, doing serious damage to the crops, moving buildfiugs from their foundations and destroying many wind mills. BEAST8 BORN IN CAPTIVITW. Those That First Set the Light In Bristol, England, Ar the Best. The birth of a litter ol lions at Haslemere Park, a private menagerie to England, leads one of the English papers to note a fact that has for Hong puzzled biologists, and that is notori ous among those who interest them selves in the study of wild beasU in captivity, this being tfcat nearly all the lion, tiger and leopard cubs bora in that country have a cleft palate, which prevents them from being properly suckled, and usually leads to their premature death. But, beyond this, a more astonishing f*ct stilland one that also greatly puzzles biologistsIs that which determines that of all the wild animals burn in England Done born in Bristol are regarded as the finest and as the most likely to live. So well known is this to protessfoca showmen and menagerie keepers that "Bristol born" Is a recognized braci la mum vild animal trad* 1 1 1 1 THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S FLOOR. What Would Be Revealed if Water Were Drained Off. Leslie's Weekly says: If the waters of the Pacific could be drained there would be revealed a vast stretch of territory, comprising enormous pla teaus, great valleys for which no par allels exist on the land surface, lofty mountains beside which the Himalaya and the Andes would look like hillocks and tremendous hollows or basins only to be compared with those on the face of the moon. While there are great mountains and huge basins or deeps, the plateau areas are by far the most extensive. Rela tively speaking, the floor of the Pa cific is now at last revealed on the plateau areas in level. There are un dulations and depressions, but the gen eral area is about the same depth be low the surface. Soundings develop a mean depth of from 2,500 to 2,700 fathoms. In shoaler spots there Is a mean depth of from 2,300 to 2,400 fathoms. Deeper spots show from 2,800 to 2,900 fathoms. WAS PRETTY DRY READING. How Teddy's Ambition Received Something of a Setback. For some reason desire for higher education had overcome Teddy. Tem porarily he felt keenly his own ignor ance, gloried in hearing about the lives of illustrious, self-made men, and for the first time realized his own short comings. He decided to emulate ex amples. The Encyclopedia Britannica, I he thought, was a fairly well-informed authority, and if he'd read just a page or two of that every night, within a few years he'd know about everything extant. "Well, my boy," asked his father an hour after the 'course had begun, "how do you like it?" "I don't know," said Teddy. "Alge bra is mighty slow but alligators- phew!" Warming the North Pole. A novel scheme for rendering the Arctic regions inhabitable has been advanced by a scientist, who proposes to widen Behring Strait and remove all obstacles to the entrance of the warm Japanese current, which he con siders then would pour down insuffi cient quantities to melt the ice of the Polar seas, thus reclaiming a vast em pire. Bohring Strait is thirty-six miles wide at the narrowest part, with a depth of from thirty to forty fathoms, but the channel is obstructed by three small islands. These he would re move, and would also get rid of those rocks and reefs along the coast which offer most impediment to the free ac cess of the current. French Commissioner Disgusted. Michel Lagrave, French commission er to the St. Louis exposition, arrived there recently with Mme. Lagrave, and inside of twenty-four hours was the most disgusted man in Missouri. There was no one to receive him at the d^ppt and as he does not speak English he had much difficulty in get ting a carriage to his hotel. The cab man charged him $20 for the short drive to the hotel, where he waited until the next afternoon before his presence in town was recognized by anyone connected with the exposition. i M. Lagrave declares that the steamer cannot take him back to France too quickly.Chicago Chronicle. fo-- Prehi Search fo Prehistoric Horses. For two jears past agents of Wil liam C. Whitney have been searching the western plains for relics of the an cestors of the present breed of horses. So far many interesting bones have been resurrected from their burial places in the rocks of the pre-Adamite ages. The horse, in its origin, had several varying prototypes. The Na tional History Museum in New York already specimens. Last autumn the fossil remains of a small herd of the species called the hipparlon were dis covered in Nebraska. From them it is believed that a complete animal can be mounted. Misquotations. A correspondent sends the following popular misquotations: The absurd tautology, "Like angels' visits few (in- stead of short) and far between "Money is the root of all evil," for "The love of money," a very different thing. He remarks that it is curious that the lat^ Dr. Patteson himself In his monograph on Milton falls into i the snare of quoting "Fresh fields and pastures new" He suggests, also, that the use of the Italian phrase, in petto, as if equivalent to in miniature, is an other snare into which many authors fall. i Matches Eight Inches Long. The latest luxury for the smokers' tray is the new English match that measures eight inches in length. Fifty of these fit a sumptuous silver and leather box, which, with the cigars, is set upon the table at the conclusion I of a dinner party. One match will light from ten to twelve cigars or cigarettes. Sometimes, for the us 9 of feminine smokers, these matches are made of Syrian cedars or aromatic East Indian woods and burn with the most delicious perfume. North Dakota Legislators. There are 140 members of the North Dakota legislature, and of them fifty one are farmers and only two are law- I yers. Norwegians and their descend ants are very largely represented in the politics of North Dakota. The Largest Opera Houses. The Academy of Music, at New York, will hold 4,700 people. The next biggest opera house Is that at Parma, In Italy. It is built of wood, and wttt bold 4,500. THE MEN IN LINE. Figures- Show Immense Amount of Sol diers Under Arm*. The land forces a!or.e of Europe number "on the war ."jotlng" 25,000- 000 men. Even Spain has an army larger than our own. Standing side by side 2.r men would make a continuous line from Calais across Europe and Asia to Ber ing strait. Parading up Broadway at the usual pace, Infantry in flies of twenty, cav alry ten abreast and Held guns two abreast, this force would pass the city hall in about seven and a half months, parading eight hours a day, Sundays excepted. On the continent soldiers are carried standing in fourth-class cars contain ing forty men each. Very small freight cars we should call them. To mobil ize these men at once would take 625,- 000 such cars in about 50,000 trains. At a mile headway the trains would reach twice around the world.New York World. SPIRIT OF SLAVIC WOMEN. Their Love of Liberty Being Evinced in Many Ways. The Slavic women of Europe are just now occupying much attention by the part they are taking in national affairs. The University of St. Peters burg was closed because of the trou bles of women medical students who Perosi, the young priest composer, whose latest oratorio, "Leo," was re cently performed at the Vatican dur ing the celebration of the Pope's jubi lee. A Question of Identity. Thompson and Rogers, two married men, wandering home late one night, stopped at what Thompson supposed to be his residence, but which Rogers insisted was his own house. Thompson rarg the bell lustily soon a window was opened and a lady inquired what was wanted. "Madam," inquired Mr. Thompson, "isn't this Mr. T-Thomp son's house?" "No," replied the lady, "this is the residence of Mr. Rogers." "Well," exclaimed Thompson, "Mrs. T-Thompsonbeg your pardonMrs. Rogers, won't you just step down to the door and pick out Rogers, for Thompson wants to go home." Weather Signs. The color of the sky at particular times affords a wonderfully good guide to the weather to be expected within the coming twenty-four hours. Not only does a rosy sunset presage good weather and a ruddy sunset bad weather, but a bright yellow sky in the evening indicates wind a pale yellow, rain. If in the morning the sky is of a neutral gray color, the indications for a good day may be considered favorable. Generally speaking, it may be said" that any deep or unusual hue in summer be tokens either wind or rain. ham, but crossed the Water In 1891, when he married Miss Mabel Burnand. Their little daughter, Dorothea Burns Hutchinson, is the next in the straight to her: "I wish I could write jokes that would find a market as readily as do yours!" Up spoke the hero of most of mother's witticisms. "I'll tell i you how, Mrs. Sims: You get some children, paper, envelopes, stamps, and ask your husband to buy a type- objected to the severity of the exami-1 in the Brixton district he used to nations. Now comes the report that take his seat on a bus beside the the Prussian government has arrested driver, and would chatter most volu- a large number of Polish women in I hly till the journe- 'o the city or else- Gnesen, charging them with conspir- where was accomplished, when he acy. In that city was a large women's club, formed for the purpose of study ing Polish literature and history. The police have discovered, or think they have discovered, that the flub is real ly but a cloak for political intrigue which threatened much harm to Prus sian in' crests. Enthralled the Congregation. It is related that a stranger once en tered a cathedral in Sicily and begged to be allowed to try the organ, which was new and a very fine instrument present the best women players are that even the organist did not under- the French, who frequent professional stand. With some reluctance the or- games and eagerly follow the billiard ganist allowed the stranger to play, news of the day. Patti is fond of the and soon the cathedral was filled with game and had a table made in this sounds that its walls had never heard country to take to her Welsh castle, before. As the stranger played, pull- for which she paid $2,500. Among ing out stops never before combined, American billiard players of repute and working slowly up to the full are Mrs. George Gould, Mrs. Edwin organ, the cathedral filled, and it was Gould, Mrs. AlmeriC Paget, Mrs. not until a large congregation had Burke-Roche and Lillian Russell. Bil- wondered at his gift that the stranger Hards are said to afford excellent ex- told his name. He was Dom Lorenzo ercise. Descendant of Robert Burns. their opposites in Russian society and The only direct descendant of Rob- politics. It is frequently thus, though ern Burns is a clerk in a Chicago Tolstoi began at the other end of the shipping office. He is Robert Burns social ladder, sacrificing a title and a Hutchinson, and his descent from the I fortune for the rewards that have poet is unquestioned. His mother, I come to him as a novelist and a cham- Sarah Burns, was a daughter of Lieu- pion of the oppressed, tenant Colonel James Glencairn Burns, the third son of Robert Burns and Jean Armour. Mr. Hutchinson will be 48 this year. He was bcm at Chelten- From this fact scientists conclude that i the poplar has some value as a con ductor of lightning. THE EXPANSION OF RU3SIA. Nothing Stops the Progress of ths Giant of the North. Th prorr~= of Rula is like the spreading cf ink over blotting paper. There is no natural barrier in Persia to throw her back" or head her off, such as the mountainous frontier of India. But the prospect of Russian absorption of Persia is not practical politics to-day. Neither Is it practical politics nor healthy patriotism to hound on Great Britain to occupy, finance, protect or claim rights in every country which lies upon her road to India or Africa or America or the South Seas. Such a policy is mere ly suicidal. We can barely govern efficiently our present possessions. Fresh large responsibilities in Persia, In China and ultimately in Turkey would simply weigh us down to the gunwale and finally sink us.London Chronicle. FAD OF A FAMOUS JACKDAW. Bird Took Trips on Buses and Gave His Foes a Tongue Lashing. The Brixton jackdaw, which was found dead recently in the bar of the Angell Arms at Brixton, London, was a great celebrity in his own way. All jackdaws have fads of their own, and the favorite fad of this particular bird was to travel all over London on omni buses, trains and cabs. He was thor oughly well known to every "busman would fly back to his B-ixton home. He was a bird of strorg likes and dis likes, and when any of his master's customers failed to find favor ir^ his sight he would assail th^m with the most embarrassing flow of language. Billiard Players. The.game of billiards has grown in popularity of late with the fair sex. According to Shakespeare, Cleopatra played billiards with her favorite, Charmion, in the year 30 B. C. At Minister Bowen's V/ife. Mrs. Bowen, wife of our minister to Venezuela, talks very entertainingly of the Venezuelans, whom she de scribes as models of domestic virtue. Many are also very beautiful, but they go out very little in public, being of Spanish descent. Mrs. Bowen, who is slight In figure and of girlish man ners, was a Miss Clegs of Galveston, Tex. She is fond of pets, and among the unusual ones entertained at the legation in Caracas are several par rots, a fine peacock and some monkeys which are allowed to roam at will in the garden. The Deacon's Climax. "Yes," said Deacon Stuckup, "the works of Providence are manifold. The omnipotence of the Almighty is seen in all things, great and small, high and low. The good Lord who made the great mountains made the smallest insect that crawls over them the good Lord who made the mighty ocean made the smallest fish that swims in it the good Lord who made man, the greatest of His works, made the smallest flower of the field. The good Lord, brethren, who made me, made a daisy!" The Methods of Novelists. And here is Maxim Gorky paying $150,000 cash for a beautiful palace on the banks of the Volga This is the reward of the skilful use of his pen in glorifying the tramp and the lout cast, and vilifying and scandalizing Few Motor Cars in Portugal. Motor cars as yet show no signs of being used in Portugal. Last year only wen on als line from the poet. were imported in twelve months222 from the United States, 151 from A Recipe for Jokes. France and 35 from the United King- Mother is a writer of jokes, being very successful in disposing of those about the same as that of London, in which her own children pose as the heroes. One day a literary friend, I London's Army of Horses, who is a wife but not a mother, said I state( ove apar men tha writer! That's all that mamma did!" each night in London, necessitating the daily removal of more than 5,000 Poplar a Lightning-Conductor. tons of manure and refuse. A careful examination of the trees that are struck by lightning shows that over half of them are poplar, were imported, of which bteen were French,-one English and Qerman The bicycle trade is languishing only 572 bicycles dom. The population of Portugal is a rcen mo paper on "Electric Auto- biies,e read before the Institution Civl Engineers, Mr. H. F. Joel that In London alone there were 16,000 licensed horse-carriages, from private vehicles, trades vans, etc., and it was estimated ove 200,000 horses were stabled Too Much for Him. a And do you mean to say," ex i m6 Llves Saved by Science. man bein's go that a-way?" "Of The number of deaths each year in course." "Good-bya" "Where are London wat, 150 years ago, fifty-one a you going?" "Back noma I'm get- thousand. In 1820 it was twenty-nine tin' used to ths steam care, bat I'm a thousand, it now Is about eight-', durusd ef I'm ready to sent ay tale o*n a thousand. i graph." Farmer Brown to a policeman in Lebanon, Pa, as he gazed at the trolley wire, "that that thing is used for travelln' purposes?" "Yes." "Hu- REED FVVV rjnyw Beltrami Aienue. REED & KNUTS0N Blacksmith and Wago Makers BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA & KNUTSON have opened a blacksmith and wagron shop one door south of The Pioneer, and are prepared to handle any and all work in their line and guarantee satisfaction to all comers. Mr. Reed makes a specialty of horseshoeing' and general blacksmith work, and his work is too well known to need any introduction to the people of this vicinity. Mr. Knutson has been in the employ of the St. Hilaire Lumber company for four years, and comes well recommended by that company. Give the new firm a ehance to show you what they can do, and you will not be disappointed REED & KNUTSON Second door south of postoffice, BEMIDJI, MINN. C. D* Steece The Sign Man Is here to stay, and is prepared to do all kinds ofxro-to-date Painting, Paperhang ing, Free Hand Relief Work, Kalsomin ing, Etc __._ AL WOR IS GUARANTEED DON'T FORGET TO SEE HIM BEFORE LETTING YOUR JOB. HE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY. LEAVE ORDERS AT BEAUDETTE'S TAILOR SHOP. C. D. STEECE THE SIGN MAN BEMIDJI, MINN. VV vwwiwwy The two best papers0 PILARIA 18 A NEW DISEASE. Responsible for the Death of Many American Soldiers. Capt Charles Kieeffer. a United States army surgeon, says the Phil ippines are infested with mosquitoes more troublesome ac* dangerous from a medical point of view than those that swarm in the Jersey swamps. A strange malady known as fllaria is traced directly to them, and is com mon among the American soldiers quartered on the islands. Soldiers contract the disease by drinking water from stagnant pools in which the mosquitoes hare laid their egg3. The first indication of fllaria ap pears in the form of a worm in the victim's thorax. This develops Into elephantiasis, which causes the pa tient terrible pains, accompanied by a constant cough. The sufferer is worst at night, end the patient be comes a prey to insomnia. The only remedy lies in an opera tion, which in itself is dangerous and rarely successful. If the worm, which is a female, is injured and dies through the operation, its poison gets into the blood, the disease is increased a thousandfold and the chances of re covery are small. Derivation of the Word "Gin." The word "gin" is not derived from Geneva, but from "genievre," the French word for juniper. i First Class Sample Room. Choicest Brands. Mac's Mint Geo. McTaggart Prop. Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Subscribe for the Daily and Weekly Pioneer between Crookston and Duluth ii'wyw! i Bernidji, Minn. printed How the Census Was Taken. The last census in the United States was taken with the, aid of 311 tabu lating machines, and 74 adding ma chines. Pierpont Morgan's Success. Pierpont Morgan, who celebrated his sixty-sixth birthday iecently, achieved his greatest business, sue-. cesseB since he reached the three score mirk. He first became promi nent in tha financial world about twenty ,eairs ago, when he went to Europe and successfully sold $25,000,- 000 worth of New York Central stock. Vhis made the old financiers gasp. By this piece of work Mr. Morgan won thp "Hsting friendship of the late Wlliiam ri. Vanderbilt and incidentally cleared $1,000,000 for himself. Missed His Calling. An Italian has been discovered on a fruit ranch at Riverside, working for $1.50 per day. who proves to be an artist in sculpture of the highest rank, and he has been set to work completing the stucco finishing of the interior of the Carnegie library build ing. 1IA name is Luigi Ianni, and the only words in English he can use are "You bet" He is now at work on some Corinthian columns of original design that are marvels as works of art.Los Angeles Herald,