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The Daily Pioneer
Entered In the postoffloo at Bemidji, Minn,
as second class matter.
Official County and City Paper.
Copy for changes of advertisements in
The Daily Pioneer must reach this office by
10 o'clock a. m. in order to Insure their
appearance in the issue of same day.
The proposition made by the
"Warfield Electric company, at
Monday night's council meeting,
relative to operating the city
water works, as explained in yes
terday's issue of the Daily
.Pioneer, seems to meet with the
.hearty approval of the tax payers
of Bemidji, and if the wishes of
the people are followed in the
matter the proposition will un
doubtedly be accepted.
Awarding the three years'
contract to Warfield Bros, in
conformity with their offer would
mean a big saving of money to the
city from the very start. The
expense of establishing the water
works near the electric light
plant would be no greater than
installing the new engine which
the city proposes to buy at the
old quarters indeed, it would be
less, for the cost of the lot on the
hill is $160, and then there is no
room for the piling of wood.
This would probably entail an
additional expense. The lot of
fered by the "Warfields, measur
ing 40 by 140 feet, can be secured
for $75, which is very cheap, as
those acquainted with real estate
values in Bemidji will admit.
The water main which must
necessarily be laid under the
new order of things from the
water tank to the Warfield work?,
a distance of two blocks, would
have to be put in anyway, where
ever the engine for pumping is
placed, otherwise a portion of the
residence district would be with
out protection from fire.
The Warfield Electric company
offers to pump the city water,
furnishing competent engineers
at all times, also steam for oper
ating the pump, pay for heating
the pump room and stand all
other expenses attached, for $50
a month the first year, $75 a
month the second year and $100
a month the third year. The
same work is now costing the
village from $140 to $200 a month
and the apparatus is entirely in
adequate to supply the demand.
A number of good citizens and
tax payers are unable to secure
city water on account of the vil
lage being forced to refuse tak
ing any new customers. It is
only with great difficulty that the
present customers can be sup
plied with apparatus now in use.
And the expense of operating
the new plant would be great
er than that of running the old.,
The estimated cost of installing
the new water power plant for
city is from $8,000 to $10,000. To
operate it would cost about
double what the village can hire
the pumping done for. About
$5,000 will, it is estimated, cover
the entire cost of putting the
outfit by, and making connec
tions with the electric light plant,
including pump points, piping,
etc., and all this can be done
within 60 days, putting the plant
in shape for business in that
short time.
Under these conditions the city
will have an unlimited supply of
water and a direct pressure of
100 pounds night and' day the
year round. The proposition of
the Warfied company is perfect
ly square and there is no possible
loop hole by which they may
give the city the worst of the
deal. When the change is made
Bemidji will have one of the best
water outfits in this part of the
state, and there is no question
but that it can be run more
economically from the start than
would be the.case if operated- by
the city. At the present rate,
figuring from the expense of
operating the old plant, the sav
ing would be several hundred
dollars yearly, and as the city
grows and the demand for water
increases, there would be a
proportionate increase in the
Another fact to be considered
is that the city will probably at
some future date own both its
water and light plants, and plac
ing them together now will mean
just so much of saving when that
date arrives.
Nw York Man Elopes With Woman
and Her Seventeen Children.
Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 12. Joseph
Bauer is fond of children, and. al
though he is a widower with three
boys of his own, he felt lonesome.
Mrs. Louise Kingsley, wife of George
T. Kingsley, a piano finisher, pos
sesses a family of seventeen hale and
hearty youngsters, and Bauer at first
sight fell violently in love with Mrs.
Kingsley and her flock. Mrs. Kings
ley, who is short, fleshy and fifty, be
came acquainted with Bauer through
his selling her garden truck, be being
a huckster. Kingsley never suspected
anything wrong until the elopement.
The loss of his wife was bad, but the
quietness that reigned throughout the
once noisy home when it was- occupied
by the seventeen Kingsley kids was
more than he oould stand, and he
went to Liverpool station and swore
out a warrant for Bauer, charging him
with stealing his family- As several of
the children are under tan he also put
the case In the hands of the humane
society. The elopers were traced to
the town of Qares, where they were
endeavoring to stow away the seven
teen youngsters and themselves In a
three-room cottage. TheyweTe brought
back and lodged in jail.
Neglects to Knock Fire From Her
Pipe Before Putting It in Her Pocket.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 12. Because
she failed to knock the half-burned
tobacco from a pipe before she put It
in her petticoat pocket, Mrs. Taylor,
Greening, sixty-four years old, yester
day sustained burns that caused her
death. Mrs. Greening and her hus
band were driving to Loami in a
wagon. Just before they reached town
Mrs. Greening, who had been smoking,
removed the pipe from her mouth,
and, believing the tobacco was not on
fire, placed it in her pocket. In a few
minutes her clothes were ablaze, and
the woman inhalod the flames before
her husband could smother them.
Mrs. Greening had lived near Loami
for sixty years and had smoked a pipe
lor many years.
Latest Quotations From Grain and
Live Stock Centers.
St. Paul, Aug. 12. Wheat No. 1
Northern, 88 [email protected] l-2c No. 2 North
ern, [email protected] 1-2c No. 3, [email protected] no
grade, [email protected] CornNo. 3, 511-2c
No. 4, 61c no grade, [email protected] Rye
No. 2, [email protected]
Minneapolis, Aug. 12. WheatNo.
1 hard, 93 l-2c No. 1 Northern.
921-2c No. 2 Northern, [email protected]
Duluth, Aug. 12. Wheat No, 1
hard, 87 3-8c No. 1 Northern, 86 7-8c
No. 2 Northern, 84 7-8c flax, 97 3-4c
oats, 34c rye, 51c barley, 3554c.
Milwaukee, Aug. 12. Wheat No.
1 Northern. [email protected] No. 2 Northern,
87 [email protected] l-2c. RyeNo. 1, 62 l-2c.
BarleyNo. 2, [email protected] 60c. Oats, 37c.
Corn, [email protected] 5-8c.
Chicago, Aug. 12. Wheat No.
2 red, 81 [email protected] No. 3 red, [email protected]
No. 2 hard winter, [email protected] No. 3 hard
winter, [email protected] No. 1 Northern
spring, 85c No. 2 Northern spring, 82
@83c No. 3 spring. [email protected]
Sioux City, Iowa, Aug. 12. Cattle
Beeves, $4 5.15 cows, bulls an
mixed. $2.504.26 stockers and feed
ers, $2.50(5)3.70 calves and yearlings.
[email protected] Hogs, [email protected] bulk,
[email protected]
Chicago. Aug. 12.CattleGood to
prime steers, [email protected] stockers and
feeders. |2.50g4.25 HogsMixed and
butchers,. [email protected] good to choice
heavy, |[email protected] Sheep Good to
choice wethers, [email protected] Western
sheep, [email protected] native lambs, ?3.25
@6 Western lambs, [email protected]
South St. Paul, Aug. 12. Cattla
Good to choice steers. $4.265: arood
to choice cows and heifers, $3.25^4:
veals. $2.i05 steer calves, 12 3.50
good to choice stock cows and heifers,
$2.608S HOKS Bulk. $6.25(0)5.35
common to good heavy, [email protected] good
light mixed and lights, $5.40 5.50.
Sheep- Good to choice shorn lambs,
|[email protected] good to choice yearling weth
ers, $4ig425 heavy, [email protected] goodto
choice ewes, medium weight. $2.50(3)
2.76 heavy, $3.25 3.60 culls and
stock ewes, $2.503.
Jenks of La Crosse Belonged to an
Enterprising Line.
La C8ee Wis., Aug. 12. W. C.
Jenks, who for thirty years has been
prominent in the lumber business of
the Northwest, died of a stroke of
paralysis, aged fifty-six years. He was
a descendant of Peter Jenks, who
made the first iron furnace in America,
and also made the dies for the first
American coins.
He Will Be Chief Engineer of the
Rock Island.
St. Paul, Aup. 12, W. Li Darling.
W. L- DARLING LEAVES THE N. P. 6:53. Aitk.n Lv. ll :49
_____ 3:43 (_':irlton j:*
1:38 West Superior 55
1:55 Ar Duluth.... ..Lv. u. S:40
1:25 p. m. Lv Brsinerd ...Ar. p. m. 12- 5
4:00 Ar Farpo Lv. a. PI :no
Uenerai Manajrer Apent
eneitteer.of the Northern. Pacific-
has resigned to accept a similar posi
tion with the Rock Island. President
Mellen has appointed E. C. Pearson,
assistant general superintendent with
headquarters at Livingston, Mont.,
acting chief engineer.
Victims of Hanna Disaster.
Hanna, Wyo., Aug. 12.Thirty-three
more "bodies of the unfortunate miners
and other employes who were in the
Hanna coal mine when the explosion
occurred recently have been brought
"to the surface.
King's Children Arrive.
Belgrade, Servia, Aug. 12. King
Peter's children, Crown Prince George,
Princess Helena and Prince Alexander,
arrived yesterday from 8t. Petersburg.
The king awaited their coming.
Rich Philadelphlan Becomes a Deacon
of the Episcopal Church.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Aug. 12. Sig
ourney W. Fay, a wealthy Philadel
phlan, was ordained deacon of the
Episcopal church at St. Paul's cathe
dral by Bishop Coadjutor R. H. Weller,
while the candidate was presented by
Dr. F. S. Jewell. The ordination ser
mon was by Canon J. G, H. Barry.
Sigourney W. Fay was attending the
Philadelphia divinity school a year
ago when he became acquainted with
Bishop Grafton, who was then visiting
in the Bast. They soon became fast
friends, and when Fay finished his
year's work be came to Fond du Lac
and was tutored by Bishop Grafton
He will be ordained priest of St. Paul's
cathedral in this city next June by
Bishop. Grafton and afterward will as
sist Bishop Grafton in the Fond du
Lac diocese
Livery Stable
New Carriages
and Good Horses
New and Second Hand
Carriages For Sale
Washington,*D. C.
933 MASS. AVE. N.-W.
Attorney in LantACases.
All kinds uf business before the U. S.
Land Department.
17* years in U. S. General Land
Office. 9 years in actual practice.
Hon. Knute Nelson, U. S. Senator.
Hon. Moses E. Clapp, U. S. Senator.
Hon. B, Steenerson, Crookston, Minn
Hon. John Lind, Minneapolis, Minn.
Hon. J. Adam Bede, Pine City, Minn.
Minnesota Internationa
In Connection with the
..Northern Pacific
Provides the best train service be
tween Blackduck, Bemidji, Walker
and intermediate stations _and Minne
apolis, St. Paul, Fargo and Duluth
and ail points east and west. Through
coaches between Blackduck and the
Twin Cities. No change of cars.
Ample time at Brainerd for dinner.
Effective Sept. 1st, 1902.
Dally ex. STATIONS Daily ex.
Sunday Sunday
7:00 a. m. Lv Blackduck Ar in 7:0.*)
7:17 Tenstrike Lv. 8:46
7:^8 Parley 6:35
T.X Turtle 6:31
8:10 Bcmid.il 6:05
8:3? Nnry 5:26
8:4^ Guthrip 5:15
|8:5', Lakeport 5:02
9:2 Walker 4:35
St:5" Hackensack 4:1
10:15 Backus 3.42
10:". 6 Pine Rive 8:2 1
10M8 Jenkins 3:0H
I 10.5 Peuuot 3:
11:13 Hubert 2:45
11:35 Merrifield 2:35
11:55 a. m. Ar Brainerd Lv p. m.2:00
N. P. RY
4:05 p. in. Lv Brainerd Ar. m. 1:05
2:05 Little Falls Lv. 12:05
3:04 St. Cloud a. ni. 11:07
5:14 Elk Kiver 10:08
1:37 Anoka 9:48
4:A) Ar Minnenpolls Lv. 9:10
i4:50Ar St. Paui Lv. a. m. 8:40
5:10 p. m. Lv Brainprd Ar. p. .12:45
mall Catch of Salmon.
Seattle, Waah., Aug. 12.With only
0T,W) coeea of sockeye salmon on the
sound and Indications pointing to an
early elcae of the season, there i
every reason to fear that the salmon
paok this year will be almost a failure.
The pack of fewer than 98,000 caaes
this year shows a shortage of almoat
125.000 cases as compared with the
catch last year at this time.
Board of Equalization, Beltrami
Countv, Minnesota.
Bemidji. Minn.. July 20. 1903.
Board of efiunllzatlon met as provided by
statute. Members preset, Chairman Sibley.
Commissioners Johnson. Anderson, McDoug
ald. Wright and Auditor Sylvester.
After (luallfyintr as required by law, the
board proceeded to compare the different as
sessment returns.
P. A. Smith, representing-the Rat Portage
Lumber company applied for cancellation of
certain assessment of logs in 3rd assessment
district, claiming double assessment. On
motion the matter was referred to the state
board of equalization for adjustment.
On motion, the assessment of the Crookston
Lumber company In the village of Bemidji
was revised as follows: Addition to assess
ment of real estate for new buildings. 110.000
(instead of 20,000 personal property class
17 raised from 86.400 to SH.340.
On motion, the assessment against SHS EM
ond 8H SWJ4. section 20, T. 149, E. 34 was re
duced from $2,100 to SI.100.
On motion, the board adjourned to meet at
3:30 p.m.
Board reconvened as per adjournment.
On motion, the following changes in the re
turn of assessor of class 16 in the village of
Bemidji was raised so as to make the total
assessments as follows:
L. L. Berman. 12000 to $3000: I. Meyer. 31850
to $4000: Fred Malzahn.81fi74toS4000 McCuaig
& Ludlngton. 85150 to 88500: N. Nangle.
82325 to 83378 O'Leary & Bowser, S7000 to
88500 Schneider Bros.. 86O0O to 85000 J, P.
Young. $1255 to 81500: E. H. Winter & Co..
87195 to $8500: The printing outfit of M. E.
Ibertson from 8275 to $400.
The following assessments were raised un
der class 26:
Clavin & Tanner. 8300 to $650 J. P. Duncalf.
8565 to$700: Frank Gagnon, $747 to $900 Albert
Hall. $405 to$500: A. J. Hanson. $211 to $400:
Chris Olson. $260 to $600 Frank Silversack,
$561 to$700: Cora K.Smith. $510 to $700 James
Thurston, 8400 to $600 F. C. Tyson, $727 to$800
J. P. Taylor. $250 to $400 H. P. Thompson,
8353 to $500: Thome & Myers. $620 to $800: M.
Williams. $300 to$500: John Splan. $250 to$400:
Ole Anderson. $771 to S100O E. K. Anderson.
$200 to $400: Brink Bros,. $302 to $400: M. E.
Brinkman. $810 to $1000 Bacon & Brown. $350
to $(500 A. E. Gunswan. $308 to $400 Gennes &
Lyons. $508 to $700 L. H. Bailey, class 27
raised to maicc total assessment SHOO instead
of $331 Duluth Brewing Co.. class 26 raised to
make total assessment $500 instead of $300
Fitger Brewing Co., do. from $295 to $500
Glueck Brewing Co.. do. from $125 to $300
Minneapolis Brewing Co.. do. from $100 to
$500: Pabst Brewing Co.. do. from $200 to $400:
$250 ordered added to the personal property
assessment of Wm. Blocker under class 26:
Red Lake Transportation Co.. (not assessed)
ordered assessed for 1600 cedar poles, class 17,
$1600 Anna Clavin. original townsite of Be
midji. lots 13.14 and 15, block 9, for new build
ings from $600 to $IX'0 Lake Shore Hotel,
original townsite of Bemidji, lots 1 and 2.
block 19, for addition to former buildings
(not assessed) $600 F. A. Blakoslee. for added
buildings (not asseseed) $400 on E!4 SWH and
Wi4 SEJi section 6. township 146. range 33
E- J, Sweedback, lots 11 and 12, block 11, in
original townsite of Bemidji (not assessed)
$1200 George Kirk, for now buildings ad
ditional value to lot 9. block 1, Lake Park ad
dition to Bemidji. $400.
On motion the board adjourned to meet at
9o,clock a. m., July 21.1903.
Board reconvened as per adjournment.
All members present.
of log against
The board spent the day in reviewing the
ditierent assessments and hearinggrievances
and on motion adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock
a. m.. July 23.1903.
Board reconvened as per adjournment.
On motion the assessment against E. H.
Woodward for EH NEk. NW NEM and
NEM NWM, section 29. township 149. range 34,
was reduced from $2150 to $1200.
On motion the board adjourned to meet at
2 o'clock p. m.
Board reconvened as per adjournment.
On motion the addition real estate assess
ment for the town of Nebish was raised 50 per
cent Town of Port Hope. 25 per cent: Frohn,
25 per cent, and item "C." class 1, personal
property, Town of Blackduck, 25 per cent:
Frohn, 25 per cent: Jones. 33 and per cent:
Lammers. 20 per cent Summit, 33 and 14 per
cent, and 2nd assessment district. 20 per
On motion the following individual assess
mets were raised:
Wes Wright. Village of Bemidji. item "C,"
class 1 raised $90 Tom Smart, do. $90: Fink
& Dickerict. Lannners, raised from $75 to
$150 Mrs. .1. M. Fink, Lammers. raised 100
percent: Joe McTaggart, Village of Bemidji.
'C." flush 1. raised SltiO George Wallace, do,
8190 Jack McAvoy. do, SNS0 annus Brewing
Co.. Lammers. class 20. J250 Brainerd Lum
ber Co.. Village of Bemidji. class 1. raised
from $120 to8760, Irwin & O'Brien, do. raised
$SU0 Marion Johns (not assessed) ordered
assessed in class 1. $200 for 4 horses.
On moion the board adjourned to meet at
9 o'clock a. m., July 24.1903.
Board reconvened as per adjournment.
All members present.
On motion the following assessments for
personal property in the Village of Bemidji
were made:
F. K. Iliggins. 8247. and George Kirk $310.
On motion the asse&sni6f}t of S. C, Jackson
& Co.. in the Village of Tenstrike in class 17
was raised $.000 and the assessment against
said Co.. in the towns of Port Hope and
Hagaliwere ordered canceled same being
covered or included in the assessment! in the
village of Tenstrike and the- assessment
against .said film in the first assessment dis
trict was ordered transferred to Martin
Bros., as the last named firm retained poses
sion of said propesty on the first day of May,
On motion, the persbnel property assess
ment against F. S. Arnold. Bemidji, was re
duced to$400 Eckles. to$152, and same against
Bessie Kidenour. Frohn, to 8281. Said assess
ments being real estate mortgages and re
ductions made for part payment, the full
amount being assessed instead of balance due
on same.
On motion, the following personel property
assessments were raised:
C, H. Allen & Co.. village of Blackduck.
class 16. from $1KX) to$2*00 Kolden & Thomp
son, do. class 17. $1420 to $1(520: O. E. Jackson
& Co., do. class 16. from $2000 82.500: F. L.
Miller. Lammers. class 26. from 8175 to $300:
E. J. Began, do. class 26. from $200 to $300: P.
F. Sullivan. Lammers. "C" 1. raised $60, class
""A" raised $25. class raised $20. class "'A" 10
raised $.s A. E. Underwood. Lammers, class
17. raised from $90 to $250.
On motion, the loar adjourned to meet at
1:30 p. in.
Board reconvened as per adjournment.
On motion, the auditor was instructed to
transfer the assessment against the First
State Bank of Blackduck to the different
stockholders of said bank as per sworn state
ment, jnade by the cashier of said bank, and
lie is further instructed to cancel the assess
ment against W. L. Brooks on page 5 of the
assessment book of the village of Bemidji for
51000. as the same item is entered elsewhere,
making double entry.
On motion, the assessment of Erick Nelson,
village of Blackduck. class 26. was raised
from $110 to $210 E. M. Anderson, do. same
class, from $175 to $275 A. B. Haxen. do. class
20. from $225 to $235,
On motion, the application for eorection of
assessmencompans tlieKewatenLum-assessmendthir Duinbex in the
district was referred to the state loar for
I On motion, the board adjourned.
'Attest! F.O, SIBLEY.
II. L. SYLVESTER. Chairman.
F. O. E.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Beminji Aerie No. 351
Meets every 5unday at 8 p.fm.,
Gilmore's Hall.
Josep.i rlarnngton, W. President
H. LeBleu, W. Secretary
Visttlng Eagles cordially invited.
A Great Railway.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Pau
Railway owns and operates all equip
ment on its 6,000 miles of road, includ
ing Sleeping Cars, Parlor Cars and
Dining Cars, maintaining an excel
lence of service unequaled on any rail
way in the world.
Its Daylight Express (making direct
connections at St. Paul and Minne
apolis with morning trains from the
North and West) leaves Minneapolis
7:50 a. m. and St. Paul 8:30 a. m.,
daily, reaching Milwaukee 7:00 p. m.
and Chicago 9:25 p. m. same day.
This train is electric lighted, carries
new Coaches of latest type. Observa
tion Buffet Parlor Car, and Dining
Car serving supper.
Its No. 2 (connecting at St. Paul
and Minneapolis with the fast trans
continental lines from the coast) leaves
Minneapolis 5:25 p. m. and St. Paul
6:00 p. m. daily, reaching Chicago
7:00 o'clock next morning, at which
point direct connections are made with
all trains for the East and South.
This train is electric lighted, carries
modern Coaches, first class Standard
Sleeping Cars, and Dining Car serv
ing supper.
Famous Train of the Worldleaves
Minneapolis 8:00 p. m. and St. Paul
8:35 p. m., reaching Milwaukee 7:00
and Chicago 9:30 next morning. This
train is brilliantly lighted by elec
tricity, inside and out, and carries
Compartment Sleeping Cars, Standard
Sleeping Cars, Buffet Library Smok
ing Car, Free Reeling Chair Car,
modern Coaches, and Dining Car
seruing breakfast a la carte. The
equipment composing the Pioneer is
the costliest and handsomest in the
In purchasing your tickets to the
East or South, request your home
ticket agent to route you via the Chi
cago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. from
St. Paul.
For folders, maps and lowest rates
to all points, write to \V. B. DIXON,
Northwestern Passenger Agent,
St. Paul. Minn.
(Bemidji Schedule.)
No. 40...Park Rapids. Line. .7:10a.m.
14...Duluth Express...12:27 p.m.
"26 12:34 a.m.
13 Fosston Line 3:26 p.m.
25 3:12 a.m.
39...Park Rapids Line..7:17
Bemidji. Minn
Daily Pioneer
1,000 Rolls of Wall
Paper while it lasts
at 5, 7, 8,10,12,14, 16,18 and 20
cents per double roll
Borders to match at the same price per roll
We have the only paper trimmer in the city, and trim our
paper free of charge
Room Moldings, Plate Rails, Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Kalsomining, Etc.
Phone 20 31 1 Bemidji Avenue
Plana and Specifications for AH Kinds of
Buildings, Brick Blocks, Court Houses,
Hotels, School Houses, Churches and Fine
Jay L. Reynolds
Office: Over Lumbermen* Bank
St. Louis and
the South
Are conveniently and comfort
ably reached by our two trains
a day.
.The Limited, leaving
Minneapolis at 7:25, St.
Paul 8:00 p. m. daily,
arrives in St. Louis the
following afternoon.
Combination Compart
ment and standard
Sleepers and Reclining
Chair Cars.
The Scenic Express, leaving
Minneapolis at 7:30, St. Paul
8:05 a. m., except Sunday, ar
rives in St. Louis early next
morning. Sleeping Cars from
Rock Island south.
This is the most direct route
from Minneapolis and St. Paul
to Clinton, Davenport, Rock Is
land, and all Mississippi river
cities. Close connections with
lines South, Southeast and
Southwest in St. Louis Union
AreYou Going East?
If so, you have probably de
cided on The Pioneer Lim
ited, or another one of the
four trains to Chicago, via
I St. Paul
The Pioneer Limited no
leaves St. Paul at 9:30 p.m..
arriving in the heart of ChJ^
cago at 9:30 a. m. It is well
to purchase your ticket and
berth in advance
365 Robert Street, ST. PAUL

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