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FEVER FATA O HORSES Very Peculiar Ailment Ap pears Among Horses in This State. MANY ANIMALS DIE OF INSIDIOUS DISEASE. THE Known as Swamp FeverBel trami County is Badly Affected. Many horses in the state dur ing the past year have succumbed to a jDeculiar disease known as swamp fever, according to the report of the veterinary depart partment of the state board of health which will be submitted to Gov. S. R. Van Sant in a few days. The disease, which is peculiar to Canada ond Northern Minnesota, is characterized by a mortality rate of 80 per cent, and is called swamp fver on the sup position that horses become in fected by eating grass and hay grown in low-lying regions. In the neighborhood of Bel trami alone, in a district cover ing only two miles wide by six miles long, twenty-six outbreaks involving the loss of 136 horses have been reported. On twelve other farms seventy five animals are kn J-*%ti have died from theconvenient disease, rnakpg 211 tota a deathsdisease u-u tiuJty-eight farms. Th1 is insidious in its onset. Sometimes the horses seem to be "out of sorts" for weeks before the disease takes hold. The animal has a voracious appetite, but grows weak and emaciated. The coat becomes greasy in appearance and the flesh is soft and flabby. As the disease progresses a staggering or "wobbling gait" is noticed. This is particularly apparent in the hind legs. Swelling of the legs often is a symptom. The temperature ranges from 100 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, the pulse becomes rapid and the eye shows a strange pallor. On in ternal examination, the blood ap pears colorless, hemorrhagic areas shows the effects of lesions. Most of the cases have occured in low-lying districts. The soil is of a heavy black loam the country is generally fiat with little drainage. Flowing wells are usually present and the land is frequently boggy. The drains usually freeze solid in winter, and in the early spring there are vast quantities of ice resulting in the formation of small lakes or ponds in the neighborhood of the farms. This has led to the general be lief that the horses become in fected by eating grass in the swamps. Dr. Bracken says how ever, that a few cases have been reported from the sandy regions, where there are no swamps. One outbreak was reported from the boundary to reach the vicinity of Litchfield, where the logging road and the soil is light and sandy. A local doctor reported that during the past ten years at least sixty out breaks with swamp fever symp tons have occured in that vicinity. The i 3 ease seems to be more genei '"^Tuly and August. It-jfor is ..belief?,-, therefore, that in sects have much to do in carry ing infection. At this season of the yffir, also, horses are likely to be overworked. Farm horses, driving horses and colts running at large have been found affected. "Well-bred horses of Eastern stock have succumbed to the disease. No cases have been re ported among mules. HEARIN WILL E AUGUS 31 Final Decision on Land Of fice. Question at That Time. BEMIDJI HAS GOOD CHANCE OF WINNING OUT. Big Fork Compass Gives Inter esting View on the Subject. Monday, August 31st, is the date set by Land Commissioner Richards for the hearing of the Cass Lake land office question. There seems to be no doubt but that the hearing will come up on the date named, for both Cass Lake and Bemidji appear anxious to have the affair over with. Those who are posted on the subject are confident that Be midji will win the fight. The land office could not be located more conveniently for the major ity of the settlers in the district than in Bemidji. The Big Fork Compass has the following to say on the location of the land office: The Deer River News devotes half a column to refuting the Com pass assertion that the land of fice at Bemidji would be more for Big Fork settlers than at Cass Lake. The News srys the Itasca logging road makes as much convenience for the Big Fork settlers as the M. & I. Study your map, Bro. Taylor. The route of the M. & I. from Bemidji to International Falls is through the very heart of the homestead country, making a distance of less than 108 miles. The distance from International Falls to Cass Lake by way of the Itasca logging road, any way you can figure it, will be 130 miles. As far as Big Falls is con cerned, its settlers are at pres ent as near the northern end of one railroad as the other. But the outward travel practically all goes to Northorne, the terminus of the M. & I.a matter of a day's walk over a straight trail. It is the "convenient" way. The settlers of the upper Big Fork, which constitutes the real homestead beltof vacant gov ernment landwill favor Be midji. The settlers of the extreme lower Big Fork may prefer Cass Lake, as they can save a railroad fare "of fifty cents between that town and Bemidji. It costs about $30 to travel rotfi the international border by way of Duluth or Winnipeg to either Bemidji or Cass Lake. That is the convenient route for the man with money or the gout. It costs from seven to ten days of superhuman effort to paddle up the Big Fork river from the VOLUME 1. NUMBER 102. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 19, 1903. Itasca Northern for Cass Lake, is the convenient route ior who want the land office at Cass Lake. A couple of days' walk and two from the boundary to Bemidji. proper land office point. or dollars for hotel bills and $1.50 Mageau will call for considerable railroad fare carries one ACTIO N HA S BEE N STARTE #r Court Asked to Declare Re cent Nymore Election Null and Void. HEARING SET FOR THE 21ST DAY OF SEPTEMBER. There Were 117 Votes CastOnly About Seventy Votes in New Village. The recet Nymore election, by which the caucus ticket, headed by E. O. Gliclden for president, was put in office, will be con tested. Action has already been started to have the court declare the election null and void and to order a new election. Sept. 21st is the date set for the hearing. Attorney Scrutchin represents the contestants in the action. There were two tickets in the field at the election, the Nymore Caucus and the Independents, the latter being headed by Joseph Burns for president. Burns re ceived 35 votes and Gliclden 8C. There 117 votss cast, and it is claimed that there are only about 70 or 73 legal voters in the new village. It is alleged that Mr. Glidden and those running with him brought in voters from Bemidji and other outside points, and that other unfair means were adopted. NUL PURCHASED MAGEAU The Reynolds Planing Mill Is Bought by Crookston Contractor. EXPECTED THAT FORCE O ME N WILL BE INCREASED. J. Koler of Crookston Will Be Made Foreman of the Plant. Frank Mageau, the Crookston contractor, has purchased from Geo. Reynolds the planing mill on Bemidji avenue, together with the two lots adjoining. J. Koler of Crookston, the new proprie tor's foreman, was in the city yesterday looking over the plant. He will arrive in town next week to take charge of the mill. Mr. Mageau himself will assume act ive control of the business end and intends to take up his per manent residence in Bemidji. With that object in view he will ^move his family here in the near future. Probably ten men will be em ployed in the plant and the force will be increased as the demand wor for the strenuous poor settler. I sale musntc sell all my household I And for him. Bemidji is the g 1 Advertise in the Pioneer avenue. J. F. Yerka the city. for the output increases. Sash, i Great doors, windows and wooden fin That ishings of all sorts for buildings :hose) turned out and it is expected that the demand for this sort of work will be srood from this time The several contracts of Mr. besides that done for out- par ties. This is over 'the risrhi of way of I the & I. I Household Goods Sale. It is the 'convenient'' route Fine lot of householde goods for,a Price/? vi oe od snap for prospective buvers.} Mrs. J. C. Hamre. 1014 Beiuiidiij 101 of Superior is in I A. Hagberg of Biackduck is in the city. E DAILY PIONEER MUC TIMBER Vast Amount Will be Disposed Between 75,000,000 ami 100 000,000 feet of timber will he dis posed of by the state at the an nual sale which will take place this year in St. Paul, October 21, under the supervision of State Auditor Iverspn. State Estimator W. S. Dedon, of Taylor's Falls, is on his way to the woods, whore he will look over all of the pine which is to bo put up. He will begin his work in the vicmitv of Virginia, and it THAT'Stexactly IT M. G. will take a month to complete the estimates. The amount which is to be dis posed of this year is larger than an tha of by the State This the past, as that has seldom Year. reached the ?6,tX)0v0p6 mark. Last year only 60,000,000 was sold the price obtained for it was s^ per thousand, and the state officials hope to realize fully that amount this year. Only timber which is threat ened by fire or destruction through ether causes is placed on sale. There is good demand for the pine and a barge number of applications for-it have already boon filed with the state auditor. Most of the land from which the timber will be cut" surrounded bv slashings, which, should thev has.been put on sale in ^WW^WWWyWWS/WVSWVyV^^^V^^^'VS^V^^^^^^A^AAAV\AA^AA^^AAA^AA^%AAAA^A^ YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD STABILITY IN THE PIANO BUSINESS what this store stands for. It stands for i squarely, and earnestly assumes all its respon- sibilities. 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