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Council Informed that Village
is in a Very Unsanitary
Other Matters of More or Less
Importance Up for
The business section of Be
midji is in a very unsanitary
condition, end the man supposed
to look after the cleanliness of
the village has been decidedly lax
in carrying oat his duties. This
is the substance of the report
submitted to the village council
last night by the board of health,
which held a meeting at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The re
port stated that several buildings
near the business center of town
needed a thorough cleaning, both
inside and out, and that they
should be disinfected. It also
severely censured the city scav
enger for his lax methods in
looking after the city's health,
and recommended that the coun
cil take some action to make him
do his work. There are many
foul smelling holes, reeking with
the rankest kind of filth, back of
some of the business blocks, said
the jkport. It was voted to ac
cept v.he report and refer it to
the city scavenger.
The matter of a new and larger
pump for the city waterworks
also came up for consideration.
It is proposed to purchase a
1,000-gallon pump for the water
works. The Warfield Electric
company offered to operate the
water plant engine and pay all
expenses for so doing if a three
years' contract would be given
them. The 'price asked for the
work is $50 a month for the first
year, $75 a month for the second
year and $100 a month for the
third year. The provision is
made, however, that the plant
must be established within a
distance of 100 feet of the War
field electric light plant. This
would be cheaper than the city
could operate the system, but
there would be an expense
attached to moving the water
works from their present loca
tion on the hill, a distance of two
blocks. It was argued that the
city would probably some time
own the electric light plant, and
that it would be more convenient
and cheaper to have the two to
gether. The offer of the com
pany was received and placed on
file. Samples of the water taken
from 10, "2i and 40-foot depths
near the Warfield plant will be
sent to the state chemist to be
tested. No decision was reached
on the engine matter, but it will
be again taken up at a meeting
of the council held next Thurs
day, night for that special pur-
Those owning property facing
the city park had a petition in
asking that all the buildings now
ig the park, including the old
3?and stand, be torn down, and
that no more be erected in the
future: also that camping of any
nature whatever be prohibited in
the j^rk. It was voted to accept
the, petition and place it on file.
It was voted to allow the militia
?the use of the city hall until bet
ter quarters can be provided. A
resolution endorsing the action
of the militia company in asking
the governor to appoint it as a
regular member of the Minne
sota national guard was adopted.
The resolution will be forwarded
to Gov. Van Sant.
Bemidji Townsite & Improve
ment Co. Ask Permission
to Construct One.
At the council meeting last
night the Bemidji Townsite &
Improvement Co., through its
agent, John Gibbons, asked per
mission to construct a road down
to the lake shore at the north end
of the city park. This improve
ment was one which Mr. Street
was desirious of having made at
the time of his death, and he ap
peared before the council on its
behalf. The members of the
village council, together with Mr.
Gibbons, will visit the site of the
proposed improvement Wednes
day and will probably grant the
request of the townsite company.
At present there is no way in
which a team may get down to
the lake shore until near
Diamond point. The new road
would make a very pretty drive
Fonr More Appointments Made
Yesterday by the School
The board of education yester
day appointed four more teach
ers for the Bemidji school. Fol
lowing are their names, with the
grades they will teach:
Miss McLennan, Bemidji, 8th
grade Miss Desjardines, Crook
ston, 7th grade Miss Campbell,
St. Paul, 5th grade. Miss Heff
ron of Bemidji will be given
either the second or third grade.
School will open the first Mon
day in September.
Being Erected for Judge Spooner,
Judge Reynolds and W. N.
Among the many houses going
up about town are three being
built for Judge Spooner, Judge
Reynolds and W. N. Bowser. All
will be handsome frame buildings
with basements and stone foun
dations. The residence of Mr.
Reynolds is being erected at the
corner of Eighth street and Be
midji avenue, thai of W. N. Bow
ser at the corner of Ninth and
Bemidji, beside his. present
house, and the home of Judge
Spooner is being built facing the
lake between. Ninth and Tenth
streets. All have pretty loca
P. White Mrs. A. Whit Entertained
Party of Young People
Last Evening.
Mrs. A. P. White entertained
about thirty young people at her
home last evening. Miss Marion
White received the guests.
There was dancing and dainty
refreshments wore served.
Everyone who was present re
ports a very pleasant time.
A want ad in the Daily Pioneer
is a winner. Try one.
Suicide at Games.
Games. Minn., Aug. 11. Ole H.
Haven committed suicide at the home
of his brother. He shot the top of his
herd off with a shotgun. He was a
single man forty-eight yearB old. He
was unsound mentally.
IS $30,000
That Amount Would Lay
Complete Sewer System
in Bemidji.
The Fall is Sufficient to
Away With Engines for
The Duluth engineer*0
Contract for Building Addition
to School House Still
The school board adjourned
yesterday afternoon without ac
complishing anything in the way
of letting a contract for the new
addition to the school house.
The board is again in session
this afternoon. It seems likely
that the two bids now in will be
rejected and more bids advertised
for. Plans as drawn up were
for a building to cost about
$4 500. The bids in are in the
neighborhood of $9,000, which is
ronsideivd exorbitant, as there
are to be only four rooms and a
basement in the addition.
.n r **A i uf- rOm'iAUu
Hundreds of Houses RazedTwo Peo
ple Killed and Sixty injured.
Pittsburg, Kan.. Aug. 11.A tornado
passpd through the thickly populated
district north and east of here, killing
two persons, injuring 60 and destroy
ing hundreds of houses, mine tipples
and buildings of every description.
The storm converted into ruin a strip
of thickly populated territory eight
miles long and two miles wide.
Negroes Arm Thcrrse'ves in Okla
homa Town.
Oklahoma City Okla.. Aug. 11. A
mob of men and boys dynamited and
set fire to a house in Orchard Park
which was being erected for a negro
woman. The whites in Orchard Park
have warned the negroes to leave, but
they have refused and have armed
themselves. Some of the negroes have'
stocked their hemes with guns and am
munition. A race war is feared.
the work in charge has completed
the plans for a sewage system
for Bemidji, to cover the business
section of the town and a large
portion of the residence district,
up as far as Tenth street. The
cost of the system is estimated
at about 30,000. There would
be over 31,000 feet, or about six
miles of pipe laid, which would
directly benefit 1,560 lots. The
estimated cost per lot for putting
in the system is $19.16.
It is proposed to run the pipes
800 feet into the lake from near
the foot of Third street. This
would empty the refuse directly
into the river channel, at this
point 22 feet deep, and it is
thought that the current of the
river will be sufficient to carry it
through the lake into the Missis
sippi proper. No engines for
pumping will be necessary. A
33 foot fall can be obtained, and
this will be sufficient to carry off
all the drains.
There is a great deal to the
plans, and to properly ex
amine them and consider the
sewer question more than one
evening is necessary, therefore
the council last night voted to
come together next Sunday
afternoon and enter into an in
formal discussion of the project.
It is not likely that the work of
laying the system will be started
before next spring, i
Norway, Mich., Aug. 11.Five Ital
the coronation of Pope Pius X. took
place yesterday in the basilica of St.
Peter's In the presence of the princes
and high dignitaries of the church,
diplomats and Roman nobles, and with
all the solemnity and splendor associ
ated with this, the most magnificent
rite in the Roman Catholic church. As
Cardinal Macci, the dean of the oardi
nal deacons, placed the crown on the
head of the venerable pontiff, the
throng of 70,000 persons gathered
within the cathedral burst into unre
strained acclamations, the choir in
toned a hymn of triumph and the bells
of Rome rang out a joyful peal. It is
fifty-seven years since the Romans and
Europe assisted in such a function in
St. Peter's.
Rush Was Terrific.
The great basilica, popularly sup
posed never to have b2u quite full,
was overflowing with humanity. When
the doors of St. Peters were opened
the inrush of people was terrific
many who started from the bottom of
the steps outside were lifted off their
feet and carried into the cathedral. It
was a great human torrent let loose,
thousands of people rushing and
squeezing amid screams, protests,
gesticulations and cries for help. But
once in the whirlpool there was no
escape, and the compactness of the
crowd proved to be the safety of those
caught in it. Women fainted in com
paratively large numbers, and even
men were overcome by the heat, but
no serious accidents were reported.
After their entrance the people had
Long Hours of Waiting,
and it is computed that the majority
were on their feet altogether ten
hours, five before the ceremony and
another five while it lasted.
Inside the Vatican palace there was
no less movement and bustle as the
papal procession composed of about
I 500 persons was formed The j)ope
I seemed to be the only tranquil one
i among them all. The procession was
a long time in getting under way, but
afterward, as it moved through the
i magnificent halls and corridors of
the Vatican it recalled former days
when all was color and picturesque
mess within the palace. The central
figure in the long cortege was Pius X.,
borne in the sedia gastatoria. HIB
heavy white robes and the red and
I gold miter werp worn without an ef
fort. The procession proceeded to the
door of the basilica, and when the
gleaming cross which preceded the
cortege was seen it was
Greeted With Great Applause.
On the appearance of the pontiff
hlmsflf it seemed as though the peo
ple would seek to carry him in their
arms, so great was their enthusiasm.
Cries of 'Pius, our pope, our father,"
I *.ud "Long live Plug X.." were raised
FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH, Manager
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain
notwithstanding the large placards
posted all over the basilic* saying:
"Acclamations are forbidden." The
cries continued until the pontiff was
compelled to rise and bless the mul
titude, and at the same time made a
sign for more reverential behavior.
The procession then proceeded, tho
pope's face meanwhile illuminated
with a smile.
The scene presented on his mount
ing the throne formed a magnificent
picture to which no pen could do jus
tice. From the throne Pius X., sur
rounded by his suite, walked to the
high altar. The
Appearance of the Pope
In that elevated position called forth
another burst of enthusiasm. The pope
then blessed the altar, und after say
ing the "indulgentiam," the maniple,
a symbol of the cord with which
Christ was bound on his capture, was
placed, with grout ceremony, upon tne
pope's arm. Returning from the
crypt, Cardinal Macchi placed upon thu
shoulders of the pope the pontifical
pallium and attached it with three
golden Jeweled pins. Mass was then
celebrated with groat pomp and cere
mony. Following this Cardinal
Macchi performed the rite of Incens
ing the pope.
Upon the pope's return to tho throne
the cardinals offered their last obedi
ence to the pontiff, kissing his hand
and feet, and being embraced by him
twice in turn. The holy father then
walked to the shrine of St. Peter for
the culminating rites of the extremely
Fatiguing Ceremony.
Cardinal Deacon Segna then praised
the pontiff's miter and Senior Cardinal
Deacon Macchi placed on the venera
ble white head the triple crown. At
this moment the church was filled
with the ringing of bells, the blowing
of silver trumpets, strains of the
choir and the acclamations of the
miiintuQo wnicn v.^uld no longer UP
Pope Pius was quite overcome and
had scarcely strength left to impart
the apostolic benediction. The pro
cession then reformed and left the
basilica in the same form as it came.
The pontiff was so fatigued by the!
ceremony that he "has postponed the I
meeting of the consistory which was
to have beer, h^ld to-day.
Gasoline Launch Takes Fire and Goes
to the Bottom.
Rockland, Me., Aug. 11.Four young
.r .i b.- the
sinking of L-if-.i-.' launch off Ash
Point, eight miles from here. Two of
the party were are Tho party
started out In the 1-iunch for Pleasant
Beach. When off Ash Point the launch
became entangled in a fish net. An
attempt was made to turn back, when
there was a flash and the launch was
enveloped lr. flames. The six occupants
of the craft I aped overboard and four
were drbWrifcd before h^h) arrived. It
was discovei.'d later that the top of
the gasoline tank had been left open.
Several gallons of the fluid apparently
had dropi "d into the body of the
launch. "'ht"d lantern at the
stern of the boat was in close proxim
ity to the tank and probably caused
the explosion.
Two Murderers Break Jail but Are
Cheyenne. Wyo., Aug. 11. Tom
Horn, murderer of Willie Nackell, and
Jftn McCloud, murderer of Ben Min
nick. broke ,iail yesterday morning, but
were recaptured Horn and McCloud
ooverpowererl Jailer Proctor at break
fast, bound him hand and foot, carried
him to the sheriff's office and com
polled him to open the safe. and. secur
ing the key?, made a dash for liberty.
A general c!rr was given and thou
sands of citizens with guns turned
out. Hoi was captured about 300
yards from the jail, stealing into an
alley. McCloud was caught in a barn
where he put Irp a fight. A fusilade of
rifle shots f!:?,'d,Te1
him after a few
At Least Three Months Before Succes
sor to Late Archbishop Is Announced.
La Crosse. Wis., Aug. 11.Bishop
James Schwebach, who forwarded the
names of throe [oasibl successors to
the late Archbishop Katzer of Milwau
kee to Rome, says it will be at least
three months before the official ap
pointment will be received in this
country from tho head of the church at
Rome. Tho names of tho candidates
are kept secret. Tho bishop intimated
that he hud positively declined to ac
cept the appointment.
Terrific Storm Visits Northwestern
Sioux City, Iowa. Aug. 11.A ter
rific hall storm visited Northwestern
Iowa about 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon, extending as far oast as Hamil
ton cou.ity. and doing almost untold
damage in some localities. Corn was
stripped and beaten to the ground and
some livestock was killed. In Sioux
City the damage by hail and wln svr.s
Man at Clinton Shoots the Saurian in
the Mississippi.
Clinton. Iowa. Aug. 11. Charles
I.alng shot anil killed an alligator in
the Mississippi river at this jioltit.
The alligator was nine feet long and
is supposed to be the same one* that
was seen here on two previous occa
sions this summer It Is the first jflli
gator ever aeon in the river about
Found Dead in His Cell.
Milwaukee, Aug. 11 James Tohln,
who was to be arraigned at the next
term of the municipal court as tin' al
leged murderer of his aged wife In
their home in Granville Center, July
If), was found dead in his e.di in the
county Jail. The county physician
gave as his opinion that Tobln's duath
was due to old age and natural causea.
Rumors Revived of Large and Profit
able Beds in Northern Minnesota.
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 11. Discoveries
of a considerable supply of high gride
bituminous coal on Venus island be
low Twenty-mile rapids on tho Utile
Fork river by William Ellis, Bottler
living near here, has caused a revival
of the rumors of large und profitable
beds In Northern Minnesota. TTie
bed has not been located and signs of
lta existence are rather indefinite,
though settlers In the nelgb.borh.ood
are confident of Its existence.
Many Persons Moving Out of Their
Homes in Fear of a Flood.
Top^ka. Kan.. Aug. 11.Heavy rains
yesterday throughout the eastern aud
central portions of the state have
caused all the streams to rise. Many
persona in North Topeka are moving
out of their homes, although thre
seems to be little danger. There is a
lake In the west portion of the town,
formed by the overflow in the stree'.s.
High water has aimost completely -en-
compass* the North side again. Wb-lle
damage is being done, no repetition of
the May flood is feared]
It Comes Down Hard and Wrecks a
Telephone System.
Chickasha, Ind. T., Aug. 11.During
a heavy thunderstorm last night a
meteor fell in 'he north part of lie
city wtth blaze of light and a shower
of sparks which lit up the country for
miles around. The aerolite strucktlie
earth in the back yard of Mrs. Sarah
Sibley. Mrs Sibley was severely
stunnded. A terrific explosion oc
curred at the meteor struck and in
candescent fragments flew in all direc
tions. The telephone system waa

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