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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 111.
A SURPRISE FO MILKME N State Law Requires Large Measure for Sale of Milk. STANDARD RAISED AT LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION. An Increase of Twenty-Two Per Cent in Its Size. If a new law passed at the last legislative session is enforced Bemidji milkmen who are not posted on the matt er are liable to receive a severe jolt shortly. Tliey are using quart measures which are far below the size re quired by the new laws, and in a short time they will be called upon to make the change or suffer the penalty, which will be something of a surprise to many of them. For many years the milk deal ers of the state have been using measures based upon a standard provided by the laws of 1878, which measurement tixed the s'tandard quart at 57.73 cubic holies. "The new law, known as the Shove law, regulating various measurements, increases the quart to 70.5 cubic inches, an in crease over more than 22 per cent. What stirred the matter up was the action of the Minneapolis milk dealers in combining to raise the price of milk. This re sulted in getting the state dairy and food department to investi gate the laws more thoroughly, and it was found that besides the new dairy and food law, requir ing many new and wholesome things in connection with the milk and cream business, the Shove law increased the size of the quart measure. Milk deal ers, therefore, will have to get new measures based upon the lawful standard, and will have to have them stampted with their size by the seal of authority. If they do not they may be com pelled to pay a fine as high as ,100 or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days. In cities it is the sealer of weights and measures who must approve the measures, and out side of the cities the county treasurer must do it. The Shove law, passed at the last session, left the standard quart at 57.75 cubic inches for everything except beer and milk, but for these two commodities it provided a distinct system of measurements. The gallon is to contain 2^2 cubic inches, the half gallon half that, the quart half the half gailon, and the pint half the quart. This makes the quart 70.5 cubic inches. BALL GAMES YESTERDAY. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Cincinnati 5, Chicago 3. Pittsburg 4, St. Louis 1. Boston 6, New York 12. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Columbus 3 St. Paul 2. Indianapolis 6, Kansas City 1. Indianapolis 0, Kansas City 9. Louisville 2, Milwaukee 1. All other league games called on account of rain. Judge Spooner left for Grand Rapids this noon. Thomas Peterson left for St. Paul this morning. DIE TODA Charles Maloy Passed Away This MorningFuneral Tomor row Afternoon. Charles Maloy, 21 years of age, died this morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Anthony hospital of typhod fever. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the residence, 915 Beltrami avenue. Mr. Maloy came to Bemidji about a year ago and the past nine months has clerked at Blakely & Farley's store at Par ley. He was a brother of Ted Maloy, who has lived in the city for the last six years. Young Maloy was well known in Be midji and had a large circle of friends here. He was a young man of exemplary habits and his loss will be a sad one. Friends of the family are in vited to attend the funeral. LAN OFFICE The Trial Hearing of the Ques tion Will be Next Monday, August 31. Whether Bemidji or Cass Lake gets the land office will be de cided Monday, when a final hear ing of the cpuestion will be had at Washington. Just what the re sult of the hearing will be it is hard to toll. Cass Lake appears confident^that the decision will be in her favor, and those who have Bemidji's side of the ques tion in charge seem equally con fident that they will win out in the fight. Congressman Steener son will, of course, be on hand in behalf of Bemidji, and Ire will be assisted in presenting his argu ments by L. H. Bailey and E. F. Crawford. N O TROUBL E No Danger Whatever of Indian Uprising at Leech Lake Agency. Gus Kulander, owner of the store at the Leech Lake agency, where it was reported an Indian uprising was threatened, says that the story of serious trouble among the reds originated large ly in the fertile brain of a cor respondent of a St. Paul paper'. Mr. Kulander said that two In dians had told Flat mouth they were dissatisfied and would make trouble. These vaporings of some vagabond Indians are made much of by "string fiends" to the detriment of the community'and to the disgust of Major Scott. Resolutions of Sympathy. Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly Father in His infinite wisdom, to remove from our ranks our esteemed neighbor, Act M. Plummer, member of Bemidji camp No. 5012, M. W. of A. Therefore, be it resolved, that Ave. members of said camp, ten der our heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved wife and children. In his death the family have lost a kind husband and Iovinir father: the community an honor able and upright man: the. camp a staunch supporter. Be it further resolved, that our charter be draped for a period of 30 days in respect to our deceased neigh bor, and a copy of these resolu tions be sent to the bereaved family, a copy to the local news papers and a copy be placed on the minutes of the camp. Respectfully submitted by committee. THE DAILY PIONEER FAST-GROWTH IS SURPRISING Towns Springing Up.in the Little and Big Fork Vallevs. SETTLERS ARE FAST OCCUPY IXG VACANT LANDS. Towns Located in Advance of Railroads Boom When It Comts. "Few Bemidji people realize the manner in which Itasca county and the Little Fork valley are be coming dotted with small towns and villages, said a prominent Dulutih citizen on his way home from a trip through the northern woods. "A town that has reached the age of three years is considered an old one. It has its mayor, aldermen, telephone electric lights, churches and daily mails. You people here in Bemidji know more of this than residents of the larger cities in the state, like St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth, They have an idea down there that the northern section of the state is a little better than an un surveyed wilderness. "But the new towns are spring ing up in advance of the rail roads, and only await the- coming of the road to boom in a manner that fairly takes the breath away from one who is not accustomed to the rapid way of doing things. Northome, Kippie and Nashwauk are good examples of this class. "Muscodfv i the name of 0 town just platted and started on the Little Fork rive]-. The ter ritory about it is one of the most fertile agricultural region in the state, and the records of the Du luth land office will show the manner in which the residents of this portion of the state are beginning to appreciate that. The surveyed townships in the region of the Little and Big Fork rivers are being settled very rapidly, and large numbers of settlers are going in on un surveyed townships, waiting for the plats to be filed at the [and office, in order that they, may have first chance at the land. "There art1 EEMIDJ I, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY. AUGUS' 1903 dozens of such little cities that have 'sprung up almost in a night this north country. One who has not visited the country for a year or two, is amazed to find a thriving little village where he left a solitary settler's cabin or even an un broken wilderness." WE MONTH Weather Bureau at Duluth Shows Unusual Conditions for August. According to the Duluth weather bureau, August. 1903, will probably break all records for wet and rainy summer months. What is true of Duluth in the weather line applies- also to Bemidji to a certain degree. Of the first twenty-eight days of the present month the sun failed to shine on ten at Duluth. I Of the remaining 18 days, 12 have been partly cloudy, with more or less rain, and* but six have been clear. The average record for August is about 10 clear da3Ts. cloudy and 8 cloudy. NEARLY A ROBBER'S VICTIM. Masked B.-ncHts Shoot at Manager Thrcunh Door. Sauk Comer. Minn., Aug 20.- A. E. Invir ..nager of the Sieadman Ele viator company, narrowly escaped be Ing killed by a robber last night. Tbe robber wiis fffasRedf "'"He faug fhe door bell and when Mr. Erwln came to the door he was met, 'with a re- 1 volver and a demand for his money. I He slammed the door shut but the robber fired two shots at him through the glass pane. One shot cut Mr Hr- i win's clothing on the shoulder. The I alarm called out the entire town and a thorough search resulted in the locking up of two suspects found in a box car -~2%v MUST EAT HIS SHOES. Farmer Loses Bet He Made Regard ing His Wheat Field. Sioux Falls. S. Aug. 29 Before harvest began August Stegman, a Readle county farmer, made a bet that if his wheat yielded more than ten fciishels to the acre he woul eat his shoes, lie has now completed ni^ |M|i|i i|i|WIIIWIIIIMIIWtlllMIWmWI W II 0 E S A E A I) E A I I, THAT'Stexactly IT 13 partly Subscribe for The Pioneer. threshing and was surprised to find that tin wheat averagt I over seven teen bushels an ft en The man with! when ht made tl bet in^'.s that he do as agreed, and Stegmari declares that in the near fat 1 lie will give a dinner to a numb- el i.i. friends and have the shoes served ffp" to Ivtoisetf for d sit Killed Dy I rain. Hudson. Wis., Aug 29 John Ot tinger. aged about twenty, of Duluth, was killed while attempting to board a freight train at the Fourth street crossing H* had been visiting a former schoolmate In this city, stop ping off on his waj b&ck from the Pa- ClflC COILS t. 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 1,(J to Sept. D. Final return limit, Sept. 7. FRED C, SMYTH, President THUS. P. SMYTH. See.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH. HaSager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phon 2 1 5 YOU 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. 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. Youcan buy on easy terms, paying for it in small monthly payments that will suit your circumstances. A HOM E 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. 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. SL0CUM MUSIC STORE BEMIDJI, MINN. TEX CENTS PER WEEK. HUNTIN SEASON Season for leathered Game in Minnesota Opens Next Tuesday. The'open'season for feathered game in Minnesota cofu-mences next Tuesday, the first day of September. Most of the hunters from the larger cities will pass Bemidji by and into the coun try west of here in.search of prairie.chjekens and other wild birds to be found on the prairies. Good diu-k hunting is tc be had in the country to the north of here, but dinks will not he very plentiful until a little later in the season, when tlite first heavy frosts start' the fall flight. II I (i S i) E A