VOLUME 1. NUMBER 111.
A SURPRISE FO
State Law Requires Large
Measure for Sale
STANDARD RAISED AT LAST
An Increase of Twenty-Two
Per Cent in Its
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
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
"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
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.
Cincinnati 5, Chicago 3.
Pittsburg 4, St. Louis 1.
Boston 6, New York 12.
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.
Charles Maloy Passed Away This
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.
The Trial Hearing of the Ques
tion Will be Next Monday,
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.
N O TROUBL E
No Danger Whatever of Indian
Uprising at Leech Lake
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.
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
THE DAILY PIONEER
Towns Springing Up.in the
Little and Big Fork
SETTLERS ARE FAST OCCUPY
IXG VACANT LANDS.
Towns Located in Advance of
Railroads Boom When
"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
"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
"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.
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
Weather Bureau at Duluth Shows
Unusual Conditions for
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
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^
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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.
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
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
2 1 5
YOU CREDIT IS GOOD
STABILITY IN THE
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
TEX CENTS PER WEEK.
Season for leathered Game in
Minnesota Opens Next
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.
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