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VOLXJM NUMBER 105.
i^CURES THE 'M. & I. N1 Said to Have Acquired I A Minneapolis Holdings of M. & I. Stock. TRANSFER WILL BE MADE ON OCTOBER I. New Through N. P. Passenger Train to Winnipeg Said to be in Prospect. From Brainerd comes a rumor that the Minnesota & Interna tional will be turned over to the Northern Pacific Oct. 1, and after that date the M. & I. will cease to be operated as an independent line. The Northern Pacific has ac quired the 30 per cent of the stock owned in Minneapolis, which has been, standing in the way for some time. In case the transfer is made^ the general offices of the M. & I. at Brainerd will be abolished. It is reported that Sept. 1 Brainerd will get another train from St. Paul, a night service. 'TVs will be one of the best n'|w'es the Northern Pacific has made for some time. The report goes that the company will put on a through passenger train from St. Paul to Winnipeg. A pleasant dance was held in Peterson's hall last night. The concert of the Hjort com pany at the opera house last night was enjoyed by all who at tended. It was of a high class. COMBINATION O GROWER S California FruitDealersHave the Country in Their Grasp BEMIDJI IS AFFECTED WITH REST OF COUNTRY. Fruits Are Higher by a Large Percentage Than They Were Last Year. "Bemidji, Duluth and Superior and nearly every other city in the country is in the grip of the California Fruit Dealers' associa tion this year," said a man trav eling for a Duluth commission house yesterday, in speaking of the high prices charged for fruit this season. "The combination of California fruit growers iiuludes about 95 per cent of them, and they hang together in one of the closest combinations the country has seen. "Shipments have been kept down until the supply is hardly sufficient to meet the demand, and^Tices have been ^boosted abo.J all reason. Housekeepers all over the state have complained off the high price of California fruit this year, but the dealers are not to blame. vThe associa- tion has so fixed it this year that there is no money in California fruit for anyone but themselves. They say that if they cannot get the prices they ask for the fruit, they will can it or dry it. They have been aided in their efforts to boost the price by alight crop. "An example of some of the prices prevailing last year will illustrate the manner in which EVERYBODY LIKES BEMIDJI Minneapolis Man Says Num ber of Pretty Homes Here is Remarkable. SOMETHING UNUSUAL IN YOUNG A TOWN. SO The Handsome Trees, Flowers and Lawns Attract Great Deal of Attention. "I consider Bemidji's many pretty homes the most remark able feature of an altogether rej able town," said T. J. Stewart of Minneapolis this morning. "That a town the age of Be midji should have such a large number of beautiful homes set in attractive grounds is some thing extraordinary. This is my first visit to Bemidji, though I have heard a good deal about it Knowing the extreme youth of the village I expected to find the same condition of affairs existing here as usually prevails in other newly settled communities, un attractive houses set in bare, ugly grounds. Instead of that you have fine lawns, handsome dwellings, trees and flowers in abundance, a stunning little lake and everything going to make up an ideal place to live in. "A lumberjack town? Well, I should say not. The business which called me here was not of any special importance, and I came very nearly leaving it to an other. This would have been a real misfortune, but I would probably never have known it It has been a real pleasure to visit this charming little city and I have enjoyed myself greatly ever since my arrival a week ago. "Speaking of the groves of handsome trees, I would suggest ,that a monument be erected to the memory of whoever was re sponsible for their being pre served. Too much appreciation cannot be shown him, or they, if there was more than one re sponsible. Usually in a new town the promoters denude the townsite of trees the first thing, which is a crime against the people, and a serious blow to the grow th of the town." the people are being hied by the combination. "Last year California peaches sold for 60 cents a box. This year boxes of the same size are bringing from $1 to $1.10, or nearly douole the price of last year. "Piums sold last year at from $1.20 to 1.30 per crate. This year the same crates are bring ing from $1.50 to $1.75. "This raise in price is met profit for the fruit growers, as the cost of production is, of course, no higher than last year and freight rates are about the same. "The result of this has been that our trade in California fruits has fallen off greatly this year. Fruit is generally the feature of the summer trade, but this year it is quiet. Shipments are com ing in right along, but, although the season is now at its height, there is no great activity dis played." T. F. Bartlett, state superin tendent of the American Sunday School Ufrion, will preach in the Baptist church on Sunday morn ing at 11 o'clock. Preaching in the evening at 8 o'clock. All welcome. MILLE GETS THE CONTRAC i 1 His Bid for Building School House Addition the Lowest. COST OF STRUCTURE WILL BE ABOUT $6,000. Contractors Boyd and Magean Also had Bids for Work Entered. Prank Miller will in all proba bility be awarded the contract for building the adlition to the Bemidji school house. The school board will hold a meeting late this afternoon, at which time a decisiono the matter will be reached. As Mr. Miller's bid is nearly #2,000 lower than any other the contract will undoubt edly go to him. The board of education held a a special meeting at 10 o'clock this morning to consider the matter and remained in session till noon. There were three bids in. The were opened and were found to be for the fItlwwing sums.: Contractor Boyd, $9,974 Prank Mageau, $8,528 Frank Miller, $6,595.. These prices include the full basement, and all of them may be reduced from $300 to $500 by using cheaper material in some parts of the building. Leaving off the basement would reduce the cost about $1,500, but it is not at all likely that this well be done. BUCKMA N TALKS O N OFFICE Practically Admits That Be midji is the Place for the Land Office. CASS LAKE MORALLY ENTITLED TO RETAIN OFFICE. Would Have Had More Anxiety if Contest Had Been StaHed Earlier. Congressman Buckman was in Walker the other day. The Walker Pilot interviewed him on the Cass Lake land office ques tion: Speaking of the contest Mr. Buckman said: "I realize that we have a bigfigihton hand. Be midji has heavy backing and I would not go so feur as to claim that we are absolutely sure of winning still I aan extremely confident as to the outcome. We have won on every point *o far. It was said we could mot get a new district, but we did. It was said we could not get the location at Cass Lake, but we did. It was said we could not get the commissions issued, but we did. I have now-very much less anxiety than I would have had if this contest had been made at an earlier stage in the game. Under all circumstances Cass Lake is morally entitled to retention of the office." Read those last two sentences again. They practically admit that in the opinion of Mr. Buck man Bemidji is really the place where the office should be located, and more, if the con vonience of the settlers who will have business to transact bofore I the office is considered. HE DAILY PIONEER. HIG WAGES Wages in the Northwest Have Now Reached a Top Notch Price. Wages in the Northwest have now reached a top notch price. Employers claim that they are paying the highest wages for the season ever paid in this section of the country. Orders have been seat out from the Itasca Lumber company at Deer River for men to work on steam hoists at wages from $40 to $50 with board but it as said the men cannot be found. Other orders that agents have been unable to BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA SATURDAY, AUGUST "22, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. WHOLESALE A 'IV JB RETAIL THATSit IT fill are for loaders and teamsters at 45 per month and board, and for swampers and landing men at $35 per month and board. All offers these times have a string to them for the protection of the employer, and that is that the men must agree to stay at lest 60 days on the job if the high wages are to be paid. Subscribe for The Pioneer. 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 a, inclusive. Pinal return limit September 7. For full informa tion apply to E. E. Chamberlain, airent. FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the O Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phone 2 1 5 A^MVMV^MWMMMMMMM^WMVMVMMMM^^^^^^N^^^i^^^^^AAAAAA^^AAA^^^AAAAAAA^A^AAA^^AA' YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD STABILITY IN THE PIANO BUSINESS (exactly what tthis store stands for. It stands for 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 onefor you to buy under. You can buy on easy terms, paying for it in small monthly payments*hat will suit your circumstances. Owned and operated by home people, and not tribu- tary to outside ownership, dictation or management will richly repay you to c#nje 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. We 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. G. SL0CUM MUSIC STORE BEMIDJI. MINN. ILLEGAL The Xymore School Election Mast be Held Over Again on August 27. It has been found that the special school election at Nymore, at which it was voted to ask the state for a loan of $2,000 for the erection of a school building, was illegal. It will therefore be hold over again on Aug. 27. In the notices advertising the election the interest on the bonds and the time they were to run was not stated. There was not a dissent ing vote at the first election and the result of the second will un doubtedly be the same. THINGS GOOD O EAT