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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 95. EXPERIMENT BIG SUCCESS Range Man Finds Northern Minnesota Fine Stock Raising Country. RESULTS HE OBTAINED ARE OF LOCAL INTEREST. Says That Sheep Thrive Better Here Than Farther to the South. In view of the fact that land in Beltrami county is just as good if not better for stock raisin than that in St. Louis county, th' following clipping from the Evel eth Mining News, giving: the ex perience of one who has tried the experiment of raising cattle and sheep should be of interest to Beltrami county farmers. Below is the article referred to.: "William Haehnke, who has one of the best cultivated farms in this part of the range, will de vote his time to stock raising in stead of gardening. There is more profit in the former, and the danger of loss by frostsof frequent occurrence between seasonsis eliminated. "Mr. Haehnke's experience is interesting. He bought 12 sheep a year ago from a packer who was selling the animals that were too lean and sickly for slaughter ing. Mr. Haehnke hardly ex pected the sheep to live. But jaey did. They grew fat, and this spring's crop of lambs be came in one month almost the size of full grown sheep. Last winter the animals would brush the snow from the shrubbery and would eat the leaves and twigs. Their only- protection was a loosely constructed shed. Mr. Haehnke has more than doubled his money on the 12 'lean' sheep he bought last year. 'I believe a man could clear $2,000 profit a year from sheep raising in this county,' said Mr. Haehnke. 'They thrive better and grow faster here than in Iowa or the southern part of this state.' "Besides sheep Mr. Haehnke has 60 head of cattle and a num ber of hogs. He has his own slaughter house at the farm, and finds a ready market for all he raises, in Eveleth, which is but 20 minutes drive from his place. He is building an ice house for cold stofage in suntiaer. Mr. Haehnke has discovered that beardless barley grows with great luxuriance in this soil. 'A few years ago,' said lite, 'people laughed at me for* trying to farm in this country. They told me this soil wouldn't produce anything. Now the same people would like to buy my farm. I refused $4,000 for my 160 acres, and only a small part of it has been cleared for cultivation.' Notice a few of Our Bargains in Pianos and Organs. A $325.00 piano, manufactured and fully guaranteed by the W. W." Kimball Co. for five years, $10 cash, $7 per month. A $75 organ for $50, S5 cash, $3 per mongi. Can you afford to let this^'offer go by? Remember, this ffe will hold good o^1" un- til "iday night, Aug. 14. The above goods are on ex hibition at Beaudette Bror tailor shop. Store open eve. u^. New House. Police Officer Norman Helmer is having a pretty home erected at the corner of Mississippi avenue and Sixth street. HUNTING SHOULD BE GOOD Reports of Feathered Game in Northern Minnesota are Encouraging. v* A* PRECAUTIONS TAKEN TO PRE VENT UNLAWFUL SHOOTING. The Resident Hunters Will Need No License for Small Game. hen information was received offices of the state game and fish commission of the ar rest at Crookston of sportsmen charged with shooting chickens out of season one of the officials said that there are many chicken hunters in Minnesota who can not wait for the chicken season to open Sept. 1. Chickens are getting large enough to shoot and the tempt ation to "poach" in cases has proved irresistable. The com mission estimates that the north ern part of the state will be alive with game this fall. Reports from all the northern counties where chickens are to be found state that the hatch this year is splendid. It is stated that the crop in Southern Minnesota is not so good as usual. This is thought to be due to the wet weather which prevailed in that district, in the spring and early summer. The commission is exercising care to prevent "sooner" shoot ing. A special corps of deputy game wardens has been sent in to the chicken district, and the country is said to be carefully patrolled. Violations are pun ished by fines from $10 to $25 and the costs of prosecution, or imprisonment ten to thirty days in the county jail. The season will open on Sept. 1 for turtle doves, snipe, prairie chickens, pinnated, white-breast ed or sharp-tailed grouse, wood cock, plover and wild ducks and geese. The season for wild ducks and geese will close on Dec. 1 and the season for the rest Will close Nov. 1. The Jaw requires that no per son shall kill in one day more than twenty-five birds or shall have in his possession more than fifty doves, prairie chickens, ducks, grouse, etc., and not more than 100 snipe or wild geese. Under the new game law, resident hunters of small game will not have to take out any license, while non-resident must pay a fee of $10. For big game resident hunters must take out a license at a cost of $1. Non resident licenses cost $25. RAPID GROWTH Fifteen Business Blocks Course of Construction at Northome. in C. W. Speelman was down from Northome yesterday. Speaking of the rapid growth of this new town Mr. Speelman said: "Its growth is something to rrvel at. Buildings are spring j upon all sides. Just before ming down to Bemidji I count ed fifteen business blocks in the course of construction. Every one is busy and we expect great things of the town. There are no residences going up yet, for the residence district is not platted." THE DAILY PIONEER BOARD REJECTED ALL BIDS Will Be Another Delay in Building Addition to the School House. CONSIDERED THAT PRICE ASKED FOR WOR IS TOO HIGH. After Slight Change in Specifica tions More Bids Will Be Called For. All bids for building the new addition to the village school house were rejected at the meet in" of the board of education yes terday afternoon. There were only two bids entered, but both of these called for an amount about double what the board originally intended to expend on the improvement. The plans and specifications for the four-room addition, with basement, the whole to be con structed of brick and stone, were 'drawn by Bert D. Keck, the Crookston architect. He esti mated that the cost of the build ing complete would be $4,500, or $5,000 at most. When the bids were opened at the meeting of the board, it was found the cost, if either was accepted, would be in the neighborhood of 9,000, and the school commissioners gasped for breath and started figuring. Three or four meet ings were held to consider the question, with the result that yesterday it was decided to re ject all bids. At first was thought that by leaving off cer tain improvernehts for the pres ent the cost would be consider ably lowered, but it was found that even by doing this there would be a saving of only five or six hundred dollars. There was a little talk of leaving off the basement, but the latter is con sidered absolutely indispensable andthethoughtofleaving.it out of the calculations was immedi ately dismissed. The full base ment can be used either as a gymnasium or as space for two additional school rooms. The contractors say they have plenty of jobs on hand now, that labor is scarce and high and that no cheaper price for building the addition can be made. Mr. Keck said that he could make slight changes in the specifications which would lower the cost of building, and he was instructed to do this. I. MEYER BACK Had a Pleasant Time On His Business Trip to New York City. I. Meyer, of I. Meyer & Co., the clothiers, returned last night from a purchasing trip to New York city. Speaking of his trip, Mr. Meyer said: "I enjoyed the trip immensely. Although I went east on busi ness, I took time for a little pleasure. On my return trip I stopped off for a few days at the Pabst Whitefish Bay summer re sort near Milwaukee, and had a very pleasant time while here. The east appears to be in a pros perou cimdition. Everyone seems busy and satisfied with the pres ent era of prosperity." John Flatley and family re turned to Bemidji last night from visiting relative* at Verndale. W HOLE S A E A N RETAIL Julius Moersch, of St. Paul, state factory inspector, is in town today. This is his first visit to Bemidji and he is well pleased with the city. "I like the busy appearance of your town," he said today, "and must say that it gives great promise of developing into a large and prosperous city. Your beautiful little lake is a gold mine in itself." A want ad in the Daily Pioneer is a winner. Try one. COUNCIL MEETING. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY. AUGUST ])Ql903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Aug. 10, 1H03. Council met at 8 p. m. All members present. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. On motion of Graham, sec onded by Hazen, that the follow ing audited bills be allowed. Car ried The. i\I. C. Lilly Co., mdse $. 21 98 E. H. Winter & Co., use of hay rake 5 00 Jerrard Plumbing Co., repairs 5 40 Ed Kaiser, printing, July 12 50 Band, one day G. A. K. encampment 50 00 E. J. Achenbach,lumber 8 00 G.G. Fuller, band teacher 10 00 W. Cachairs, labor, Pogue 6 00 C. S. Trodler, sawing wood 4 00 Standard Oil Co., six bills 102 O Bemidji Fire Depart ment, from May 28th to Aug. 10th, 1903.... 98 00 Justices Reynolds and Achen bach presented their reports for week ending Aug. 9th, 1903. On motion of Bowser, seconded by Bailey, the same be placed on file. Carried. The following resolution was introduced by Councilman Hazen and seconded by Councilman Bailey: Resolved, that the president of the village council of ttie village of Bemidji be and he is hereby voted the sum of five hundred dollars, to be expended in pro moting the business welfare of the village in inducing new manufacturing enterprises and to aid in securing the location of a United Stated land office here. On the call of ayes and nayes, the following councilmen voted aye, Graham, Hazen, Bailey nayes, none. Petition of Captain J. L. Reyn olds presented, asking for use of city hall one night each week for military company drill. On motion of Bowser seconded by Bailey the same be granted. Carried. Petitions of Warfield Electric ^^w^w^w^ws^^^^^^v^^ww^^ww^^^^^^^^^* ^^^^^^^v^^^*^^^^^*s^^^^v^^vww^^^* LIKES BEMIDJI STABLES READY Julius Moerch, State Factory Horses are to be put in Train- Inspector, is in Town \M at the new Fair Todav, FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH, See.-Treas. 1). C. SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phon 2 1 5 (J rounds. There is now stable room for ten horses at the fair grounds and a number of racers will be put in training within.a tew days. Some of the horses are to be brought from Crookston. Work of grading the half-mile track has been started, and while it is not yet in a lit condition for a spirited contest it is alright for training. The track is to be fenced in and a judge's stand will be ^erected opposite the stand. Co. and Chester Snow presented and placed on file. Council adjourned to meet jThurs'tay evening! Aug. 13, [-903, at p. m. J. A. LtJDINGTON, President. II. W. BAILEY, Recorder. IT. A. Broinleigh of Washing ton. D. C, is registered at, the Markham. Miss Anna Anderson and Win. Nelson, both of Nyniore, were married at that place last even ing. The Christian Endeavor society will give a social in tin' lecture room at the Presbyterian church Friday evening. All are cordially invited to attend. FATAL NEIGHBORHOOD FEUD. Father and Son Are Dead and Their 6layer Is Injured. Guthrie, Okie.., Aug. 12. As a re sult of a neighborhood feud William Cooper and hie sou, James Cooper, are dead, and Sam Barrett severely wounded. The parties were farmers living near Oleta, Woodward county, and bad blood has existed for over a year. The partieb met at a public well and in the altercation young Cooper shot Barrett in the face with a load of shot. Barrett then seized a shotgun and killed both the Coopers. Barrett is in jail at Woodward. VENDETTI IN COAL MINE. Pistols, Shotguns and Bowie Knives Are Used. Clarksburg, W. Va., Aug. 12.At the O'Neill coal mines at Wllsonburg yes terday a rendettl, Italian miners, at tacked American mine employes. Pis tole, shotguns and bowie knives were used. Thirty or forty shots were fired and Lewis Cortes, one of the Italians, was killed. Lewi Chappano was' wounded in the leg and side and may' die. Another Italian received a charge of shot. A detail of officers are on the! scene. B. C. Rowan, Bdward Rodey and John Freeman were arrested. FACTORY BLOWS UP. Three Workmen Killed and a Dozen Others Are Injured. Portsmouth, Ohio, Aug. 12.Humph- reys & Hogan's canning factory near here blew up at noon yesterday, kill ing three workmen and injuring a dozen others. The factory was lighted yesterday for the lint time this sea son and the building was blown to atoms. I (i S (i 0 0 1) 0 E A .VVVVVWWVNANrVVVVVSA/VVVSAA/VNA/VN*^ DAMAGE BY STORM HURRICANE OF GREAT VIOLENCE SWEEPS ISLANDS OF THE ANTILLES. Hl!NI)Rfi)S OF ItOUStS WRfCKED TOWNS ON ISLAND OF MARTIN- IQUE SUFFER GREAT DAMAGE. SPECIAL WARNINGS SENT OUT PEOPLE ON ATLANTIC COAST NOTIFIED TO PREPARE FOR DISASTER. Washington, Aug. 12. A hurricane Is approaching the United States from the southeast, and the weather bureau has Bent out warnings to people along the Atlantic roast to prepare for what may be a disaster. Shipping also has been warned to remain in port. Island Towns Suffer. Fort-do-France, Martinique, Aug. 12. Sunday night the Iwlan of Martin ique was swept by a hurricane of great violence, fts duration was ten hours and it was particularly severe during two hours at For_t-de-France, where it caused much destruction. Hundreds of houses were unroofed and several sailing vessels were badly damaged. No fatalities, however, have oeen re ported. The streets are incumbered with debris from the tiled roofs and the roads are impassable on account of fallen trees, which were literally torn up by the roots. Several towns OH the island suffered considerably, principally Trlnito, St. Marie. Carbet, St.. Joseph and Francois. The storm moved in a northwesterly direction. Banana Properties Ruined, Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 12. The tall of a hurricane moving over the Antilles struck the eastern end of the island of Jamaica, doing great damage to banana properties. The full ex tent of the injury is still unknown. It Strikes Porto Rico. San Juan, P. R., Aug. 12.The peo ple of the island are alarmed over the high southeast winds which are blow ing. Hurricane signals have been set by the order of the weather bureau. Barbados reports that a hurricane per vades northwest. CONTROVERSY IS ENDED. No Saloons Will Be Allowed MM Bremerton Navy Yard. Olympla, Wash., Aug. II.The con troversy between the navy depart ment and the town of Bremerton over the question of saloons in the neigh borhood of Bremerton yard, was set tled finally yesterday by a decision of the state supreme court, which refused a Bremerton saloonkeeper permission to run his saloon pending aa appeal from an adverse decision of the lower court. The Bremerton town council, at the suggestion of the navy depart ment, recently repealed all saloon li censes. The saloonkeepers question the council's authority to do so. Uses Search Light. Winona, Aug. '2Charles J. May bury will use a .ft with a hole in the center, thr- which a powerful electric light be inserted, so that the river bottoi^ may be seen, in his search for the body of his young son, who was drowned at this place a week ago. All ordinary means nave been exhausted in the search for tho boy and now the entire river bottom in front of the city is to be explored. for the body.