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TH E MEETIN IS NEX WEE I \J^ Old Settlers Will Gather in Bemidji for a Good Time. GATHERING WILL BE HELD O N AUGUST 27 AND 28. Expected That Attendance Will be Largest in History of Association. Next Thnrsday and Friday, the 27th and 28th inst., the old settlers of Beltrami county -will meet in the city for a two days' outing and picnic, and all citizens of Bemidji are respectfully in vited to fill their baskets to over flowing with "goodies" and join them in the city park at noon on Friday and enjoy a dinner fit for the gods. On Thursday evening there will be speeches delivered in the park, when Hon. C. L. Smith will give a talk upon gen eral farming, addressed especial ly to the farmers, and which will be worth coming miles to listen to. L. G. Pendergast, -who has been a resident of the state for 47 years, will give a concise his tory of the development of the North Star state, and as he is one of the most fluent speakers in the entire state, his talk will certainly be enjoyed by all. After the picnic Friday noon, there will be short speeches by all who wish to be heard, the whole being in the form of a love feast. There will be games, music, dancing, etc., to which all are invited to take part. The dancing pavilion, opposite the Markham hotel, will be 'kept warm" during the afternoons and evenings of both days. Let our people turn out and entertain their country cousins, become better acquainted and have a good time together, as is their duty. Subscribe for The Pioneer. QUEE STOR Bemidji Man in St. Louis Don't Know How He Got There: A certain Bemidji citizen is now in St. Louis. How he got there he says he doesn't know. About two weeks ago he left home for Minneapolis. Nothing was heard of hiin till yesterday, when his wife received a letter postmarked at St. Louis. The letter explained that shortly after striking Minneapolis he went on a spree with some chance acquaintance. He got gloriously drunk. When he came to he was in St. Louis, Mo., still alive but dead breke. Heean-re~ member nothing beyond the fact that he got drunk Minneap olis He found a job and is now following his trade in the -world's fair city. Card of Thanks. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and aighbo'rs who helpc-d\as so kind ly during the sickness and death of our little darling, Alice Rose. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Freer. Mr- and Mrs. L. Lafontisee. J. W. S peelman is in town from Buena Vista. The best advertising medium in Bemidji is the Daily Pioneer everybody reads it. SETTLED FAC /,J Tarns Bixby Will Build Fine Steamer for Lake Be midji. That Tarns Bixby will have a steamboat built this winter to operate on Lake Bemidji seems to be a settled fact. The cost of the affair will be about 3,000 and it will be modern in equipment and uesign. John W. Kelsey has the work of drawing the plans for the steamer. The length of the boat when completed will be 70 feet, with a 14 foot beam. It will be equipped with a 50 horse water-tube boiler of latest design, in which steam can be generated in three minutes. The boiler is so ar ranged that explosion is impos sible. There will be two engines, ar ranged with power to drive two 32-inch speed wheels and allow ing a carrying capacity of 125 passengers. The boat will be able to attain a speed of from 15 to 18 miles an hour. The inside finishings of the boat will be of the finest. Nothing Like It. Beaty Bros.' moving picture show consists of 50,000 of the latest moving pictures and the latest illustrated song's sung by Prof. Hanley, of New York. This show is not to be classed with the so-called moving picture shows of which there are so many traveling nowadays. It is an acknowledged fact that the Beaty Bros have the only six moving picture machines on earth with the Diamond Project ing Lens. Beaty Bros, had these machines made to order last January. They have six sprock ets that do away with all that quiver. Most of the Beaty Bros.' pictures are colored and cost 50 cents per foot, while the ordinary picture costs 10 cents per foot. Beaty Bros.' come to our city very highly recommended. Saturday night at the opera house. Advertise in the Pioneer LOCA INTEREST Runs High in International Yacht RaceFirst of Series Today. Local interest in the inter national yacht race, the first of the series of which' will be pulled off today, runs high, but there is little betting. Today Thomas Lipton's third challenger, Sham rock III, will try to defeat the Reliance, the new defender of America's cup. The race will be the best three out of five. The first of the series will be pulled off today, the second Saturday and the third next Tuesday, and thereafter each day until the series-is-eompleted. Minnesota State Fair. The Great Northern railway has announced a special rate of one fare plus 50 cents for the round trip to St. Paul. Tickets on sale August 29 to September 5, inclusive. Final return limit September 7. For full informa tion apply to E. E. Chamberlain, agent. Mrs. Andy Danaher went to Tenstrike yesterday. Fred Knutson left for the Rainy River countrv today. He has agreed to do all the black smith work for the Shevlin-Car penter company, which is build ing a new sawmill on the banks of the Rain v. TW O MILLION S IN DEE Minnesota & International Road Files a Big Trust Deed. RIXS O MINNESOTA LOA N & TRUST COMPANY. Is Said That Property Has Been Successful from the Start. A trust deed from the Minne sota & International Railway Co. to the Minnesota Loan & Trust Co. trustee was filed yesterday with the secretary of state. The deed secures $2,000,000 of the bonds of the Minnesota & Inter national railway, and is one of the largest financial deals ever handled in the northwest. President E. A. Merrill of the trust company said to a Minne apolis reporter yesterday: "We have always been inter ested in this railway. It was Minneapolis enterprise and cap ital that started this lino, formerly the Brainerd & Northern. The late John S. Pillsbury was one of the original promoters, and later several leading Minneapolis lumbermen became interested Subsequently a controlling inter est was purchased by our com pany for the Northern Pacific. It has been a successful prop erty from the start and has been a distinct benefit to Minneapolis. This railway will make it pos sible to ship pine logs to Minne apolis, all rail, long after the timber on the streams tributary to the Mississippi has disap peared. Large quantities of logs are nowm brought to the Minne apolis saw mills over this line." Rev. John Wilmann will preach in the Lutheran church next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. Rev. Wilmann is well known here, having been the first pastor of the church. NE W HOTE P. H. McGarrv Will Erect Large and Modern Structure in Bemidji. P. H. McGarry, owning hos pitals at Blackduck, Walker, Crookston and Farley and owner of a big hotel at Walker, will erect a large and thoroughly modern hotel in Bemidji. The plans are now being drawn up and it is said that work on the structure will be started in the near future. Injunction Against Talking. No one in Omaha has yet been restrained by injunction from breathing, but the matter has al "most reache3 that limit. The most radical move was the issu ing of an injunction to restrain a woman who lived in a flat from talking so much, as her landlord claimed it drove his other tenants away. Possibly we don't talk too much, butijwe certainly all are too active and lacking in re pose. We need, almost without exception, golden grain belt beer to quiet our nerves and tone us down to slower, more comfort able living. It is pure and de licious and should be in every home. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by John Essler. Bemidji. A want ad in the Daily Pioneer is a winner. Try one. THE DAILY PIONEER. Concert Company. Friday evening of this week, Aug. "21st, the Hjort Concert Company will appear at the opera house. Mr. Jacob L. Hjort is considered the best solo tenor of the twin cities and has a beautiful high tenor voice which is thoroughly schooled through years of study in his country in Europe. He is assisted by Miss Birdie Anderson at the piano and the third member of the company is master Adolpli Olsen, the wonderful boy violin ist who has mado a great sen sation this season all throughout the state, wherever he has ap peared: Reserved seats are now for sale at the drug store at 50c. Subscribe for The Pioneer. W^wvwwv^w^^ WHOLESALE A N E A.I \fijsASfWWWW*v* THAT'Stexactly IT BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 50, 1908. TEX CENTS PER WEEK. Left Town. Four out of town gamblers wore before the police this morn ing. It seems that two of them had tried to steal a gambling out fit which was owned in partner ship by the four. They were al lowed to take their stuff from the express office, where it had been shipped from Grand Porks, on condition that they leave town with it. The four came to an agreement and accepted the con ditions made bv the officers, No Exhibit. Beltrami county will not be represented at the state fai this year. It is claimed that this county was treated so badly at the fair last year that the farm ers do not care to bother with an exhibit. FRED C. SMITH. President TH0S. P. SMYTH, See.-'[Yeas. I). I. SMYTH. Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phon 2 1 5 STABILITY IN THE PIANO BUSINESS what this store stands for. It stands for i squarely, and earnestly assumes all its respon- sibilities. Every piano transaction is fully guaranteed perfect satisfaction is assured under all circumstances. Our system of selling pianos is a safe one for you to buy under. Yo can buy on easy terms, paying for it in small monthly payments that will suit your circumstances. A HOME PIANO STORE Owned and operated by home people, and not tribu- tary to outside ownership, dictation or management will richly repay you to come here and investigate our stock and prices before closing any sort of a piano deal. W cordially invite you to do so. W know we can save you money. W have a larger stock, more kinds and grades of pianos and organs than any other music store in this northern part of the state, and can make you better terms and prices. M. SL0CUM MUSIC STORE BEMIDJI, MINN. Hansen Hearing. Jens Hansen, the Bemidji sa loon keeper charged with having sold-liquor to the Indians, has had his hearing adjourned to Aug. 23. ft will be li'f'ire the United States commissioner at Cass Lake. Laboring Men's Choice to Buy a* Home. We have several -10 acre tracts of good farm land close to north end of Bemidji lake which we will offer for the next 30 days at $4.50 and o per acre terms, slo per 10 cash down, balance SI per month, with on or before privilege in payments. Don't miss this chance. SKLKVK LAND CO., Turtle River, Minn. THINGS (i 0 0 1 0 E A