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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 104.
DA N PATC A THE STATE FAIR Greatest Race Horse in the World to Appear on Opening Day. GOES AGAINSTHISOWN WORLDS RECORD OF 1:59 1-4. Famous Stallion Cost His Present Owner the Enormous Sum of $60,000. Dan Patch, the fastest pacing horse in the world, is to go against his world's record at the Minnesota 'State Pair on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 31, the opening day of the fair. This is the latest and most sensational announcement of the managers of the fair. The famous $60,000 horse was se cured for the Minnesota fair after weeks of negotiations, ren dered necessary by the fact that the great pacer was much sought for by the eastern race track associations. Philadelphia wanted him for the same week, but Minnesota won out. Dan Patch's appearance at the Minnesota fair will be highly sens^#mal in character, for he will not simply make an exhibi tion milehe will endeavor to beat his own and the world's record of 1:591-5. Three heats will be given, the last being, of course, the record breaking attempt. Dan will be paced by -two fast running horses, each hitched to a sulky and one going on either side of the famous stallion. It will be the greatest thing ever seen on a western race track. And it will be the only opportunity northwestern people will have to see the great est of all the kings of the race course, for Dan Patch will cer tainly not appear in the west again this year. Dan Patch's record was made last fall atReadville, Mass., when his actual time was 1:591-5, but as custom on the race course forbids the division of a below fourths, his time as 1:59. Not long after this he was purchased by M. W. Savage from M. E. Sturgis, of New York City, for $60,000. Dan Patch wintered in Minneapolis. He left the state June 1st, in charge of McHenry, and within sixty days he paced a half mile at Columbus in :57|, lowering the world's record for that distance. The following week he paced a mile at Cleve land on a slow track in 2:02^. These performances this sum mer show that Dan Patch is in fine condition and that his work at the State Fair may be ex pected to be high class. second stands Laboring Men's Choice to Buy a Home. "We have several 40 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 85 per acre terms, 810 per -iO^ash down, balance 4 per month^vith on or before privilege in payments. Don't miss this chance. SELKCE LAND Co., Turtle River, Minn. 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. MA COM E OF Interest in the Proposed Fall Races Is Growing About the Town. Interest in the races which it is proposed to hold at the fair grounds this fall is growing and it now seems very probable that they will oe pulled off. Good horse flesh will not be lacking if the purses are put up. Racers will be brought here from all over the northern section of the state. Mr. Wonzor and others interested have received inquiries from outside horse owners re garding the proposed meet, and signifying their intention to bring their horses here if the meet is held. There are now several fast horses in training at the track and there will probably be more later on. The new stables are in use. Work of improving the track is still being carried on and when the improvements are complete the course will be equal to any in Northern Minne sota. All that is now lacking to make the races an assured fact is money for the purses. Whether or not this can be raised is still a question, but it is claimed that the question will be answered in the affirmative. The horse own ers themselves have contributed largely to the fund for defraying the expense of building the stables and putting the track in shape and they hardly feel like going to any further expense in the matter. Nothing Like It. Beaty Bros.' moving picture show consists of 50,000 of the latest moving pictures and the latest illustrated songs 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. KILLED BY TRAIN. Workman Steps From Sidetrack to the Pi-.ce of Danger. New Richmond, Wis., Aug. 21. A laboring ms-A aboutfifty-fiveyears old was struck by the Twilight Limited, St. Paul and Duluth train, while rounding a sharp curve at high speed just out of North Wisconsin Junction, and alm-st instantly killed. The engi neer saw th*, man walking near the switch on tLe side of the track, going in the same direction as the train. He blew the whistle, which evidently con fused the man, as he stepped from the sidetrack to the main traok, directly in front of the locomotive. Both legs were cut off below the knees. He died from shock and loss of blood in a verv short time. INDIANS WILL APPEAR. Thousands Will Attend the Convoca tion of Episcopal Churches. Sioux Falls S. D., Aug. 21.Several thousand Indians from the various South Dakota reservations, and from the Sante" agency. Neb., are gathering at the Grace Howard mission, on the Crow Cre*k reservation, where the annual convocation will be held Aug. 21, 22 and 23. Amnc? the prominent men who will be present will be Bishop Hare of this city. All the leading mis sionaries of the church who are sta tioned on the Indian reservations will also attend the convocation. As most i of the Indians always camp in a large Circle, th. gatherings are among the most picturesque held in the United States. CRO GOO This Seems to Have Been Very Good Year for Potatoes. From present indications the yield of potatoes in the region immediately surroundiug- Be- m'dji will be larger than usual this year. More ground has been planted to the tuber and the potatoes have been thrifty from the start and have now attained a good size. New potatoes grown about Bemidji are now on the market but they command a high price. This commodity is none too plentiful this year and the prices will probably remain high throughout the season. All other crops in this county also appear to be coming on nice ly. Home grown vegetables of all sorts are to be had in plenty. The hay crop is also fairly good. $10,000 For a Cook. Cornelius Vanderbilt, the elder, employed the same cook for a great many years at a salary of $10,000 a year. This man knew cooking in every detail. He wasn't paid a large salary be cause he could write, or keep books, or do anything else but cook but when it came to cook ing, he could do that better than any other man Vanderbilt had ever known. The man who suc ceeds today must know some one line better than any one else, and then he must have the strength to keep "eternally at it." To do this, you need golden grain belt beer regularly with your meals. It tones both mind and body and should be in every home. Order of your nearest dealer or be supplied by John Essler, Bemidji. Organize New Lodge. Last night State Organizers Kirkpatrick and Prof. Pickard organized a lodge of the Washing ton League of Knights and Ladies in the Odd Fellows Hall, and the following officers were elected and installed: E. H. Cornwall, P. Mrs. Mary E. Barrett, V. P. Walter M. Claypool, F. M. Prettyman, R. S. Jas. Mulhun, T. Ray O. Dennis, G. Henry Revor, W. Nora V. Claypool, I. G. Oliver Arnold, O. G. William Hillgrove, P. P. F. M. PRETTYMAN, M. D., Secretary. THE CHURCHES Rev. John Wilmann will preach in the Lutheran church next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. in. Rev. Wilmann is well known here, having been the first pastor of the church. T. F. Bartlett, state superin tendent of the American Sunday School Uiaion, will preach in the Baptist church on Sunday morn ing at 11 o'clock. Preaching in the evening at 8 o'clock. All welcome. IT TICKLED THE COURT. Prisoner Tells Why He Deserted His Happy Home. Superior, Wis., Aug. 21.Peter Zeck was sentenced to a year in the re formatory. According to his state ment he is driven there by his motlier in-law. He abandoned his young wife only a short time after marriage, and in court explained his conduct by the mother-in-law excuse. He could only talk Polish until he got worked up over his troubles. Suddenly he seemed to grasp the question in English ro gardinz what his wife's mother did around the house: "She chew the rag, and all time raise 1," he shouted. The court even joined in the laughter, and remarked: "What else did you expect from your mother-in- law?" THE DAILY PIONEER. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1903. SCHOO BIDS Last Day on Which Bids Addition May Be Entered. for This is the last day on which bids for the erection of. the new addition to the Bemidji school house may be entered under the new speciti ications. It is thought that the same contractors will enter bids this time as before, when bids on the original specifi cations were called for. There were two then but they were so high that it was thought best to make a slight change in tin* plans and call for new bids. There will probably be a meet- WHOLESALE AND RETAIL THAT'Stexactly IT Miss AlmaCarlsenand Nicholas Jensen were married by Judge of Probate Clark yesterday after noon. Mr. Jensen lives Black duck and is well known in Be midji. He originally owned the townsite of Blackduck. Miss Carlson but recently arrived from Sweden. They will take up their residence at Black&uck. ing of the school board to con sider the new bids either tonight or tomorrow. ^AA**^^AA*A^^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^V^^^ FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH. Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phon 2 1 5 ^^*^^*^^*^^^^^*^WS^^^A*^*^^*/WWWVAVVNA**VVVVVV^^N^^*^^^**A^AA' YOU CREDIT IS GOOD STABILITY IN THE PIANO BUSINESS WER E MARRIE STAT E LOAN Miss Alma Carlson and Nicholas!County Commissioners Will Ask Jensen Were Married Yesterdav. 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. We cordially invite you to do so. We 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. SLOCUM MUSIC STORE BEMIDJI, MINN. uaa TEN CENTS PER WEEK the State for a Loan of $10,000. At the special meeting of tb.e county board yesterday it was decided to ask the state for a loan^to withstand the cost of con, structing ditches one and two. The loan asked for will be about 10,000. The commissioners also or dered that a special election for the incorporation tit" Kelliher as & village be held. As the meeting was a special one there was no other business of importance transacted. THINGS (J 0 0 O EAT