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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 109.
HIS JUDGMEN IS LITTLE OFF H. H. Chapman Says That Jack Pine Lands Are of No Value. A TRIP TO BEMIDJI WOULD CHANGE HIS OPINIONS. Paper Read at Forestry's Meet ing Attracts Much Unfavor able Comment. The first session of the Amer ican Forestry association con vention, now holding forth at Minneapolis, resulted in some thing of a clash between the ar dent supporters of the forests of the country and a few pratical lumbermen, who had been in vited to give the forestry men the benefit of their views on import ant questions. The discussion was precipitat ed by Herman H. Chapman of Grand Rapids, Minn., who in a paper upon 'The Chippewa Forest Reserve and Its Effect Upon the Locality," stated that but very little land upon which Norway and jack pine grows is fit for cultivation. He said that it was too sandy and unless it was near a town where artificial fertilizer could be secured and Jtaould be used for garden truck farming it was of little value. "Farmers on jack pine lands, except a few truck gardeners near town, are of no benefit to a community in the end, though they may create activity at first, and stimulate trade, until their surplus is spent," said Mr. Chap man. "Merchants cannot deal profitably with customers who are unable to pay, though they can certainly trade with them as much as the desire, if that is their object." Mr. Chapman evidently allows his zeal for the "Forestry Re serve" to run away with his judgment and bias his conclu sions. Corn, clover, root crops, in rotation with cows, swine, sheep and poultry is a combina tion that will win out on a "jack pine" farm. The failures of pioneers who take claims and run them on any other system is not and never has been confined to the sandy soils but has ruined farmers, merchants, bankers and machinery men in the richest prairie sections. If Mr. Chap man will come up to Bern idji we will guarantee to show him how .to increase the fertility of jack pine land by an intelligent sys tem of crop rotation, clover, rye and barn yard manure produced on the farm. If the Grand Rapids experiment station is to help the farmers of Northern Minnesota the man in charge should have better judgement and make better use of his op portunities than Mr. Chapman has done. Card of Thanks. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who rendered us such kind and valued assistance during the sick ness and death of our baby. MR. AND MRS. LOUIS SMITH. Special Rates. The Minnesota & International railway has announced a special rate of one fare plus 50 cents for the round trip to St. Paul on ac count of the state fair. Tickets on sale from August 29 to Sept. 5. Final return limit, Sept. 7. Subscribe for The Pioneer. CALAMITIE S WERE DEFEATE Calamity Five Beaten in Bowling Match by the Bemidji Prophets. HOT CONTEST PULLED OFF IN ALLEYS LAST NIGHT. Fred Rhoda Captained Prophets and G. Weetman Led the Opposing Team. That moaning sound that has filled the air all day' is not caused wholly by the wind sobbing through the jack pines. It is largely contributed to by the groans issuing from the parched throats of the Calamity Five, the bowling team ingloriously de feated in the contest last night with the Bemidji Prophets. The mournful cries are occasioned by the fact that the victors in the swift and exciting contest re fuse to meet their vanquished foe, on the grounds that it would be beneath th^ dignity of cham pions of their great and mighty power to meet an amateur aggre gation with its reputation torn to shreds. "First establish a reputation, show us that you can play, and we will then again meet you on the field of battle," they say. The Bemidji Prophets last night lined up with Fred Rhoda as their captain. Matt Phibbs, Jacob Funk, Fred Brinkinan and Geo. McTaggart made up his valiant band. Opposing them were C. Swedback, Thomas John son, James Cahill and J. R. Rip ple, with G. Weetman as captain. For a few minutes after the start it looked bad for the Prophets. They were left several points behind. But just as the Calamity Five were crowing most vigorously Matt Phibbs came to the rescue and scored 45 in four frames. Thus uncouraged the Prophets bent to their task. They played fast and furious, and they won. The second game they did not fare so well. They met with ill luck at every turn and were a few points behind when the end came, but in their third game they rallied round their brave captain and pushed through to victory. Seven back was the game, and the scores for the three contests were as follows: Prophets, 257, 215, 279 Calamity Five, 254, 218, 274. Matt Phibbs was the bright, particular star of the evening, scoring 82 in one The feature of the last game was the brilliant fight for high honors be tween Swedback and Brinkman. At the earnest request of the prophets we refrain from men tioning the victor's name. I. Meyer was referee. Ball Games Yesterday. NORTHERN LEAGUE Fargo 1, Grand Forks 6. Crookston 5, Superior 4. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 3, Philadelphia 0. Cleveland 12, St. Louis 4. Detroit 4, Chicago 3. New York 1. Washington 2. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Indianapolis 3, Milwaukee 2. Louisville G, Kansas City 2. Columbus 8, Minneapolis 5. Toledo 4. St. Paul 10. R. E. Welty of the Zenith Paper company of Duluth is in town. ABLACKDUCKMA N DISAPPEARS II. S. Court Commissioner Belding is Nowhere to be Found. APPLICATION MADE TO HAVE SUCCESSOR APPOINTED. So Far no Motive is Known for His Leaving the Country. For several weeks United States Court Commissioner Beld ing has been absent from his home near Blackduck and appli cations have been made to the Federal court to have a successor appointed. A number of settlers who had advertised to tile papers in con nection with their claims before him, fround when they appeared to be sworn that the door to Mr. Belding's office was locked. They and a number of others who wish to do business with the commissioner there have written to Judge Morris in Du luth asking that he appoint a successor to the missing man. The matter has been turned over to United States District Attorney C. C. Haupt who will make an examination into the case and report to Judge Morris soon, when action will probably be taken. So far no motive is known for his leaving the country. In the future Judges Lochren and Morris of the United States district court will take every precaution to see that the men appointed to commissionership are of the kind who will stick to their posts. A FIZZLE From Present Indications Old Settlers' Convention Will Amount to Little. This is sup]DOsed to be the first day of the old settlers' meeting but the attendance is rather small and Dad Palmer, who is at the head of the enter tainment committee, and who is supposed to have the whole affair in charge, is nowhere to be found. Up to 2 o'clock this after noon he had not put in ln's ap pearance and the visiting old settlers were strolling in a per plexed -way about the streets. wondering what mariner of a place Bemidji was that she could not even have a reception com mittee. A meeting is being held this afternoon in the city hall for the purpose of drawing up a plan of entertainment. The Ellis Drum corps last night serenaded J. J. Ellis, their leader, on the occasion of his 50th birthday. The action of the boys was a pretty compliment to the efficiency of Mr. Ellis as a leader of the corps. GREAT MANY ROBBERIES Have Happened Since the Influx of Harvest Hands. Vienna. S. D.. AUE 27.Sinef- the influx of harvest hands to this part of the state a rroat many robberies have been committed here and in this neighborhood. Among the places re cently robbed was the saloon of J. P. Ford, where a neat sum of money was abstracter] from tLe cash register. The thieves overlooked about $100 in bills which was In thr money drawer There is no clew which would lead Lo discovering the identity of the thieves. THE DAILY PIONEER. BAC AGAI N L. H. Bailey has Seen Both Atlan tic and Pacific Coasts This Summer. L. 11. Bailey, returned last night from a trip to the Pacific coast more pleased than ever with Bemidji as a place- of res idence. As Mr. Bailey only re cently got kick from Washing ton, D. C, he has now been clear across the continent, but he says that no place that he saw in his travels comes up to Bemidji for characteristic hustling qualities or bright business outlook for the future, when the comparative populations an1 i deration. WHOLESALE A RETAIL THAT'Stexactly IT BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, 'AUGUST 27, 1903, TEX CENTS PER WEEK taken into eon AR E WARLIK E Report of Threatened Indian Uprising Conies From Walker. Walker sends out a special dis patch to the St. Paul papers to the effect that information has been lwoiwd from Onigum, the headquarters i^ the Leech Lake Indian agency ami of tiie Chip pewa reservation of Northern Minnesota that an Indian out break is feared. The trouble nearly came to a head Saturday. when the half dozen white fam ilies at the agency parked their belongings ami got ready to escape to a place*.of safety if necessary. The Indians have quieted down somewhat since then, but it is said that the trouble is not vet over. FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH. See.-Treas. I). C. SMYTH. Manager BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO. 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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. SLOCUMlllJSI STORE BEMIDJI, MINN. NE W KIND Great Northern Railway Exper imenting With Triangular Shaped Ties. The Great Northern railway ,has been making extensive ex periments in the past, few years with ties sawed to a triangular shape. It is understood that it I has decided that the idea is [practical and the road will use ties of that shape on its new eon struction worlc throughout the I central portion of its system and on'the Pacific coast. The adop tion of the idea is said to be along the line pf economy in view of the constantly decreasing supply of railroad ties and the consequent increasing prices of the same. THINGS 0 0 II 0 4 T~ ^jih irim our ining, Etc. uue