VOLUME 1. NUMBER 114.
Confidence as to Ability of
J. J. Hill's Plan is Grow
ing in the East.
NORTHERN SECURITIES COM-
PANY VIEWED IN NEW LIGHT.
People Who Bitterly A&sai led Com
bination Short Time Ago Now
Favorable to it.
New York, Sept. 2.The private
advices received here by railroad
officials concerning crops in the
Northwest, show such decided
progress that the officials of the
roads embraced by the Northern
Securities company, now look
for a considerably larger traffic
even than they anticipated a few
weeks ago. The expectation is
now generally held by them that
corn will turn out a good crop
and that the roads will have a
very heavy tonnage of grain this
It is claimed that one of the
most satisfactory recent develop
ments is the alleged subsidence
of opposition to the merger and
the growing confidence as to the
ability of the plan carried through
by James J. Hill. It is asserted
that some of the people who
most bitterly assailed the com
bination no more than a few
months ago, have assumed an en
tirely different attitude, and are
now quite favorable disposed to
ward the Northern Securities
It is pointed out that evidence
of the growing confidence, that
notwithstanding the legal ques
tion overwhelming the form of
combination which holds the
Great Northern, Nor I hern Pacific
and Burlington together in the
Northern Securities company,
and the belief that the benefits
conferred by the combination
can be conserved, even though
the form should be changed, is
furnished by the fact that there
has been for some time a satis
factory amount of investment
buying of Northern" Securities
It is said that this has led to
a considerable increase in the
number of registered stockhold
ers, while it is also asserted that
some of the original ones have
been taking on additional stock.
The investment demand is said
to have come from all sections of
the country and from abroad.
According to trustworthy in
formation received here, this
character of buying has been
particularly noticeable in the
last three weeks, and it is said
that some of the names represent
important new interests.
Pessimists have been ac
customed to argue that an in
crease in the number of stock
holders in corporations signifies
conversely a reduction in the size
of the large holdings and that in
a way the position of the com
pany is weakened thereb3T.
seems, however, that in the case
of the Northern Securities com
pany the selling practically all
conies from the same source and
does not reflect any change of
sentiment on the part of leading
interests. Everybody connected
with the company here is con
fident, and this confidence is
gradually being shared to an in
creasing extent by the general
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results, use the Daily Pioneer
Duluth Sportsmen Think That
Trout Season is Too
The close of the brook trout
season in Minnesota brings up
again the well-known need ,.of a
change in the open season of this
delicate and lively species of the
For several years Duluth
sportsmen have been agitating
the need of a shorter trout
season. The north shore trout
begin to spawn in August, and
fish caught during the latter
half of the month are full of
spawn as a rule.
This is why Duluth sportsmen
have been insisting that the
season ought to end Aug. 13 in
stead of Aug. 31. It makes no
difference how early the season
is opened in the spring, so long
as the fish are given a chance to
spawn in peace.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sutherland
Leave for Their Canadian
Miss Charlotte I. Walker and
J. L. Sutherland, both of Be
midji, were married at 7:30
o'clock last evening at the home
of the bride's parents, Rev. J. F.
McLeod officiating. Mr. and
Mrs. Sutherland leave today for
Canada, where they will make
their future home.
BALL GAMES YESTERDAY.
Grand Forks 21, Crookston 3.
Fargo 2, Winnipeg 7.
Duluth 4, Superior 1.
St. Louis 0, Cleveland 4,
Washington 1, Boston 2.
New York 5, Philadelphia 1.
New York 1, Philadelphia 1.
Called in ninth darkness.
St. Paul 0, Louisville 7.
Toledo 6, Kansas City 7.
Indianapolis 10, Minneapolis 2.
Indianapolis 4, Minneapolis 1.
Columbus 3, Milwaukee 5.
Card of Thanks.
Mrs. A. M. Plummer desires to
express her sincere and heart
felt thanks and gratitude to those
neighbors and friends who have
so kindly and freely assisted her
during the last sickness of her
husband, and to the lodge of the
Modern Woodmen of America
who so kindly performed the
funeral rites of their deceased
Bemidji, Sept. 1, 1903.
Chemists in the department of
agriculture are experimenting
with a new process for powder
ing milk. It is reduced to a
flour like substance that still re
tains the nourishment of milk
and can be kept indefinitely.
Skimmed milk, which has been a
waste product on the farm, will
assume new economic import
ance, as it makes splendid
powdered milk. If you are mere
ly attempting to sustain life,
powdered milk will serve very
well, but if you want to enjoy
life you will use golden grain
belt beer. It nourishes the body
completely and besides is ex
ceedingly delicious as a table
beverage. You will be glad to
have a case at home. Order of
your nearest dealer or be sup
plied by John Essler. Bemidji.
In view of the passing of the
old time lumber camps and log
ging operations, due to the ad
vent of the newer and more
practical methods, machinery to
take the place of men and teams
and various other improvements
which have made the old time
lumberjack seek other occupa
tions, the announcement that
one of the novel exhibits at the
St. Louis exposition will be a
representation 61 life in the lum
ber camp, as it was years ago,
will be of special in.erest to the
logging and lumber interests of
The'plan is now being worked
out by a Michigan man. who has
obtained concessions at the ex
position and will run the lumber
camp scene in connection with a
"midway." The exhibit will
show a logging camp manned by
a crew of the typical lumber
jacks of a number of years ago
in full operation. At stated
times the men will be seen at
play, among their sports being
the lu mberjack's favorite pastime
of log rolling.
Kirsch Won Colt.
The colt raffled off some time
ago by Joe Taggart was won by
J. N. Kirsch of Crookston. The
reason of this (the second notice)
is to satisfy the minds of several
who are so anxious to know who
won the colt.
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. Pinal return limit, Sept. 7:
A drunken lumberjack came
nearly being drowned at the saw
mill last night. He fell into the
water while trying to ride a log
but was rescued by the time
PALACES ON WHEELS.
Contemplated Trains to Have Every
Chicago. Sept. 2. Plans arc i
ported to be complete for the incor
poration this week of a $1.0u6,d
company having for its object the op
eration of a train of rolling palace?
between New York and San Francis
co, with so man}-
THE: DAILY PIONEER.
LOGGIN CAMP CONFUSION
An Interesting Exhibit Is to Be
Made at the St. Louis
conveniences that a Fifth avenuS ho
tel patron will not know he is out of
New York if he doesn't look out oi
the windows. It will consist of five
cars and its patrons will be Rep I
elusive by the fact that passengers
will be booked from only the best
hotels of each city through which i
passes. It is planned that the train
shall have every convenience from a
palm garden to a laundry. An en
deavor will be made to complete the
trip across the continent and return
every ten uays, and is successful th 3
service will be increased.
SUBJECTED TO TORTURE.
Robbers Compel Indiana Man to Gi/
Up Hidden Wealth.
Richmond. Ind., Sept. 2. Charh
Crabbe, a bachelor who lives alone on
his farm three miles northeast oT
Hagerstown, was awakened last night
by three masked men and robbed.
When the robbers awoke Crabbe they
demanded the money he had drawn
from the bank the day before. He
denied having any money in the
house. The robbers threatened to
make him take poison if he did not
Instantly reveal the hiding place of
the money. After again denying that
he had any morey Crabbe was bound
and foot, thrown to the floor, his
th pried open with a knife ano a
iK poured into his mouth, which lie
vas made to swallow. He became
very sick and in his agony revealed
where his hoard was to be found.
CAPTURED THE BRIDGE.
United States Marshals and Police
Rout Guards of Construction Company.
Maritta. Ohio. Sept. 2.Following
a disagreement between the American
BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, L9Q3.
TEX CENTS PER WEEK.
As to the Game Laws and Ship
ping Game Outside of
There seems to be a general
misunderstanding among sports
men as to which of the game
birds of Minnesota' may bo shot
Before October. The open season
lor all game birds in this state,
except for quail, partridge, ruffed
grouse anil pheasant, opened
Tuesday. It is unlawful to shoot
the above named varieties until
Some confusion has arisen in
regard to the shipping of game
under the new code. Xon-res-j
idetits who obtain licenses toj
hunt small game may ship be
yond the borders of the state, to
himself at his place of residence,
not more than 25 game birds, at
taching to the game the coupon
which is a part of the license.
In the same way non-residents
who obtain big game licenses
nlay ship two deer, one male
moose and one*male caribou, at
taching thereto the four coupons
which go with big game licenses.
Why is it that Daily Pioneer
want ads bring such good results?
Diriuge company, wno erected a largt
bridge here for the Ohio River Bridge
and Ferry company, the former :e-
fused to turn the finished, bridge over
and the latter took forcible possession
by aid of the United States marshal
and Marietta police, driving hi
bridge company's guards off and run
ning electric cars across the bridge.
Trouble is now anticipated. The
electric cars carried United States
mail and could not be stopped.
CHINESE REBELS WIN.
Defeat Government Troops In a Num
ber of Engagements.
Washington, Sept. 2. Consul Mc
Wade, at Canton, under date of JuJv
24, has sent to the state department I
a detailed account of the insurrection
in Kang Si province from which tt
appears that in a number of engagV
ments the rebels defeated the guv
ernmenl troops. The rebels are ic
ported well armed and well drilled.
The insurgents are led by Luke Kin.
who was prominent when Li liung
Chang ruled the empire.
LARGE POTATO MARKET.
Growers Bring Their Produce to Elk
River From Afar.
Elk River. Minn., Sept. 2. Over
one hundred loads of potatoes weie
marketed in Elk River Saturday.
Some of them were hauled from be
yond Zimmerman, from the neighbor
hood of St. Francis and from near
Anoka, and many from Wright coun
ty. One man beat the record by haul
ing three loads from njaax Big Lake,
each load consisting of over sixty
bushels. This shows the excellent
market which Elk River is making.
The yield in this vicinity Is large
The price runs from 40 cents to A\)
cents a bushel.
Creamery Buys Much IViiiK.
Iroquois, S. D., Sept. 2.The man
ager of the local creamery has com
pleted the payments for milk par
chased during July. During the month
512,477 pounds of milk was received
and $3,0M.r,l was distributed.
W 0 E S A E
TRY IT AGAIN
It Is Promised That Inspector
McLaughlin Will Be Sent
Back to Ked Lake.
Representative Steen I'son,
now in "Washington, IX C, yes
terday secured a promise from
Secretary Hiteheoek that, Indian
Inspector McLaughlin should lie
sent'to the Red Lake reservation
some time in October to negotiate
another treaty for the cession of
eleven townships of agricultural
McLaughlin is now on the
Rosebud reservation in South
Dakota, and when he finishes he
will goon a short 'leave oi ab
sence. Mr. Steenerson is san
guine that a treaty satisfactory
to congress will be made this
MINNESOTA'S FAIR OPENS.
Senator Fairbanks of Indiana the Ora
tor of the Day.
St. Paul, Sept. L'. The fort) fourth
Minnesota State fair was formallj
opened yesterday morning by Senator
Charles A, Fairbanks of Indiana. Sen
ator Fairbanks spoke interestingly
of the sigriticar.ee of a great exhibi
tion designed to encourage agricul
ture and to display the products of
agriculture. He also talked at son:1
length on matters of national int r
The state fair exhibits have broken
the record, and In class and variety
excel anything the state agricultural
society has ever been able to show.
Secretary Randall estimates that
there is an increase of 25 per cent in
the amount of goods shown and in
the number of animals entered in the
big live stock show.
A good program of races was pulled
off. the principal attraction being the
effort of Dan Patch to lower his rec
ord. The great pacer made the mile
in two minutes flat, just one second
slower that his record. The attend
ance for the opening day broke all
previous re. ^rds.
FOUGHT IN PHILIPPINES.
Fourth Annual Reunion of the Army
of the Philippines.
St. Paul, Sept. 2.- Hrig. (ion. Irving
Hale of Denver, t'olo.. president tit
the National Society of the Army of
the P!ilip|.'ues. formally called the
organiza-lion to order tor its fourth
national :uion #at
2u30 o'clock yes*
terday afte/noon in the senate cham
ber oi i ho state capitol. Delegates
from twenty states were in attend
ance and '.vented their credentials.
In addition to these there are a large
number of visit...g comrades who,
though they are not accredited del
gates, are attending the reunion, it
is estimated that there are now in Die
city 1,000 veterans of the Philippine
war, together with their families.
The number would be larger if sev
eral delegations had not been de
layed in getting to St. Paul because
of tin freshets along the railroads of
(lie Middle West. The iowa, Colo
rado, Kansas and Nebraska repre
were delayed on this ac-
count. St. Louis Is after the next
NO NEW TRIAL FOR AMES.
Judge Elliott Files Decision Denying
Minneapolis, Sept 2. Dr. A. A.
Ames has been refused a new trial.
Judge Elliott fihd bis decision deny
ing the motion for a new trial vestcr-
FRED C. SMYTH. President THOS. Pi SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH, Manager
BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO.
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain
Phon 2 1 5
WILL REMOVE IT
Crookston Lumber Co. Con
MAY BRING OFFICE FORCE HERE
Reported en Good Authority
That Move Will be Made
It is st iteil on good authority
that the nlhVe t'oree of the CVook
ston Lumber company, which
has been stationed at Crookston
since the new mill in this city
was put in operation, will be re
moved to Betnidji before the
elose of the year. Once this, is
done its location here will be
This move is to he made, it is
reported, with a view to central
izing the management nearer the
supply of timber, and is one that
Bemidji people will be glad to
see made. It will result in the
bringing Here of several desir
able men and families, now
prominent in Crookston business
and society circles.
Manager Richards is now in
the city looking after the affairs
of the company at this point.
Only about, 300 pupils regis
tered at, the school house today.
There will be more than twice
this number who will attend
school, but it was evidently net
generally known that theehildren
were expected to register today.
Because of la ck of wind there
was no race between the Sham
rock and h'oliiinee today.
A wa nt ml in the Daily Pioneer
is a winner. Try ne
01 inn ax-mayor
now up to tin' supreme court. It is
not likely that a decision by this tri
bunal will be reached before Jan
uary. Judge Elliott had the matter
under consideration for several weeks
alter the arguments and evidence had
been submitted, and decided that be
would make no explanation of bis de
cision, but leave everything to the su
ARRESTED ON SUSPICION
Of Beirtf) Implicated in Scheme to
Hold Up Train.
Havre. Mont., Sept. 2. Frank
Baker, a cowboy, was arrested on a
Great Northern passenger train at
Malta yesterday on suspicion of being
connected with the notorious Curry
gang of outlaws who had, it Is alleged,
planned to hold up the west-bound
flyer at Wagner yesterday afternoon.
Two men. said to be Baker's compan
ions, became*frightened at the large
number of armed officers entering tho
M.-jnrKKii ear and made their escaoe.o
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