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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 115.
G. OLSON MAY BE INSANE Bartender Charged With Criminal Assault in the Secenfl Degree. WAS IN JAIL AWAITING ACTION OF GRMD JURY. Taken to Brainerd This Morn- ingWill Be Examined as to His Sanity. Gust Olson, the Blackduck bar tender charged with criminal as sault in the setond degree, com mitted to the county jail on the 8th of June last by Judge Achen bach to await the action of the grand jury, is ciow thought to be crazy, and this morning he was taken to Braiiicrd by Deputy Sheriff Bailey, attended by Drs. Blakeslee and Morrison, to ap pear before a district judge. Judge Spooner is out of the city at present, and. the man's condi tion was so serious that County Physician Blakeslee thought that some disposition should be mude of his case at once. This and the fact that a case of this kind must come b-eiore a district judge explains why Olson was taken to Braiaierd. He will be brought back tonight, and if pronounced insane, will be taken Irom here to FergusFallsasylum. Olson, it is alLeged, struck a man across the jaw with a club in a Blackduck saloon last May. Since his hearing before Judge Achenbachhe lias been resting in the county jail. For the past few weeks he has been acting queerly, and seemed to be get ting worse riglit along. About a week ago he appeared to be in sane and seemod to be laboring under the hallucination that the victim of his assault had died and that he, Olson, had been sen tenced to be hung for the crime. This believe has grown with him until now, to a.11 appearances, he is thoroughly possessed of it. To escape the disgrace of a pub lic hanging he lias twice tried to hang: himself in his cellTues day night with a pair of suspen ders and last night with a towel. He was prevented each time from carrying out his design by a man occupying the same cell with him. Climbing Mountains. Is a fascinating and invigor ating pastime. It developes not the body only, but the mind. The Alpine Peaks of Switzerland have their counterpart in our own country, in tho Sierras, the Cas cades, and parts of the Rockies. The greatest glacial peak of the United States is Mt. Ranier in Washington), more than 15,500 feet high. This magnificent mountain has 15 or more giant glaciers creeping down its sides and discharging their glacial de tritus into the Columbia river or Puget Sound. A climb to the summit of this is a mountaineering feat worthy of any mountaineer. For "25 centf Chas. S. Fee, Gen'l Passenger Agent of tho Northern Pacific railway, St. Paul, Minn.will send to any address an illustarted booklet called "Climbing Mt. Ra- nier"' describing a climb over gla ciers to the top of the moun tain. This is the la when people are looking for big returns from small investments. You are as sured good aeturns if you use our want coluamn. CROP REPORT The Conditions for Harvesting Minnesota Crops are Not Verv Favorable. Rain fell in some parts of the state every day in the week up to and including the 28th. The lightest rains were in the middle western, central and middle east ern portions, and the heaviest were in the southern tier of counties. The temperatures were low for the season. Some thrashing from the shock and stacking were done early in the week in the extreme north, in central, western and southwest ern portions, but in southern and southeastern portions all work in the grain was stopped entire ly. Much grain in the shock is in bad condition because of the rains and damp weather, and in someplaces the grain in shock is sprouting, the most serious re ports coming from southern counties it is said that many oat stacks are injured. There is still some late liax to cut, and in northern portions a little late wheat is still uncut. The week's weather has been too cool, cloudy and wet for the corn to make much growth corn from native seed is about ripe, but later varieties are now in the milk stage, and unless there is much warmer weather for at least ten days a great deal of the crop will be in danger of being frosted. Timothy seed seems to be generally good, but there is not much seed in the second crop of clover. Potato vines are affect ed by blight and where the soil has been too wet for a long time the potato rot has set in. The low lands of the south are flood ed, so that the cutting of the wild hay is stopped and in many fields the. soil is too soft for the moving of thrashing machines in places it is too soft for plow ing. Subscribe for The Pioneer. BALL GAMES YESTERDAY. NORTHERN LEAGUE. Grand Forks 15, Winnipeg 0. Fargo 2, Crookston 4. Fargo 7, Crookston 6. Duluth 1, Superior 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Detroit 4, Cleveland 4. Washington 3, New York 11. Chicago 2, St. Louis 1. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Si. Paul 4, Louisville 7. Toledo 7, Kansas City 6. Toledo 8, Kansas City 13 Indianapolis 2, Minneapolis 1. Columbus 4, Milwaukee 2. NATION AI. LBAG E. Boston 3, Philadelphia 1. Boston 2, Philadelphia 3. New York 1, Brooklyn 4. Pittsburg 4, Cincinnati 1. Chicago 5, St. Louis 1. Postponed. Owing to the death of Neighbor Act M. PIuminer the M. W. A. lodge has postponed for 30 days the entertainment and supper which was to be given this even ing. Laboring Men's Choice to Buy a Home. We have several 40 acre tracts of good farm land close to north end of Bemidji lake* which we will offer for the next 30 days at $4.50 and So per acre terms, $10 per 40 cash down, balance .$4 per month, with on or before privilege in payments. Don't miss this chance. SELKCE LAND Co., 103-lm Turtle River, Minn. Rivalry Between Steenerson and Buckman for Place on Indian Committee. Congressmen Buckmen and Steenerson are rivals in other races besides that for the land office. While in Washington this week both did considerable de partment work. Mr. Steener son is preparing anew Red Lake reservation bill which he will in troduce next winter. The bill that passed last session was re jected by the Indians because it gave sections 10 and 36 to the state for school purposes. The Steenerson bill will include these sections to be sold for the Indi ans, and also will provide for the payment of the Pembina Indians. There is rivalry between Steen erson and Buck man for a piact1 on the Indian committee. Each member would like it, and Minne sota is entitled to a place on that committee to till the vacancy caused by the retirement of Frank Eddy. Steenerson thinks there are many more Indians in his district than in the Sixth, but Buckman claims more reserva tion lands in his district. MINNEAPOLIS AT FAIR. Second Day's Attendance Shatters All the Records. St. Paul. Sept. 3. The crowds at the state fair yesterday. Minneapolis day, promise to continue the good work started Monday, when attend ance records were shattered by a margin of more than 7,000. The race program was given a. little added ginger hy a spectacular crash at thy grandstand hurdle, during a race un der saddle, in which two jockeys were thrown from their mounts and nar rowly escaped death. One of the most important actions of the day was the decision of the officers of the fair to secure Dan Patch for another exhi bition of speed, if it is possible to bring him hack, on Saturday. Nego tiations are in progress, and Presi dent Cosgrove is hopeful of success. WOMEN SHOW INTEREST In the Enforcement of Pure Food Law. Fargo, N. D.. Sept. 3.An iiitere&t ing featvre in the enforcement of the pure food law is the activity of the women in the state. The state fefl eration has taken the matter up and will do some good work at the annual meeting. In the meantime women over the state are demanding that their grocers carry none of tha ta booed goods. As they purchase tfre greater part of the supplies and are solicitous for the welfare of those lor whom the foods are purchased, tin naturally make an effort to secure the best. Already many grocers are be ginning to cut out objectionable arti cles simply because they cannot be disposed of to the best class of pat rons. HORDE OF CHICKEN HUNTERS. Red River Valley Visited by Army of Sportsmen. Crookston, Minn.. Sept. 3. The open season for chickens was inan^'ir- aterl in this section of the valley yes terday morning by a vast army of hunters from all over the United States. Crookstori^ as the distributing point of the Red river valley, never witnessed such hordes of sportsmen The Twin City trains brought no iss than 150 dogs into the city. An equsl number arrived Monday mornin: Half of the population of th^ city be gan hunt., chickens at daylight. A large number of v.olations of the law have been reported and there is a probability that some of the foremost citizens of the valley will have to pay fines. DROPS DEAD WHILE PACING. Horse Expires as He Is About to Win He2t. Sioux City. Iowa. Sept. Aft showing remarkable speed for a horse the 2: .15 class, Parkerfield. a green sic,lion owned by W. H. Buck of Madison. S. D.. fell dead in the midst of the fourth beat of the race at the interstate fair yesterday 150yards from the wire and first money. Al though this was but the second race in which the horse started. Parker field ccrce up strong in toe second hf=at. winning over Ada P.. who had a walkover in the first heat, with the time of 2:1-1-4. The next heat went to Parkerfield, and he was in position, to win wh^n he sTloTGenTy feTl on his side at the flag mark and nevur moved. THE DAILY PIONEER. BBMIDJI, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 3, 1S03. BOTH WANT IT APPLE CROP Apples grow in Bemidji. This has been demonstrated in a satis factory manner by A. Gilmour, who has just harvested his apple crop. Mr, Gilmour only has a few trees in his back yard, and as yet they are very small, but the apples growing on them were of the best quality, sound, rod cheeked and ripe when plucked. FALL TERM September Term of Court Will Open Tuesday, Septem- ber loth. The September term of court for the Fifteenth judicial district will open on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Tire calendar is not yet math' up but indications are that the num ber of cases coming up for trial will be large. Divorce oases will be numerous and there will also be a number of criminal cases. Powdered Milk. Chemists in the department of agriculture tire experimenting with a new process for powder1 ing milk. It is reduced to a flour like substance that si ill 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 arc men 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 neatest dealer or be sup plied by John Essler, Bemidji. MOB IS BAFFLED. Atterj^t to Take a Prleoner From Jail Is Frustrated. Hawanee, Wash.. Sept. 8.--A XMI^ of fifty masked men went to Ihe jail early yesterday morning and demand ed that Jailor Galloway turn over to thm Jaiffgs Orilfln. colored, who was under arrest for attempted assault on Mrs. Jane Tloljbs. a white woman liv ing near h^re. Griffin had been frlt ing. A. Gilmour Harvests a Good Crop The Big Rush to Minnesota From Apple Trees in His Back Yard. v.t- ened a^ay by tho woman's screams and wa* arrested a short distance away. When tho mob demanded that Galloway turn over Griffin to thorn. Galloway armed himself, and after arguing with them, told them that any attempt to enter the jail would be at their peril. After a few me! I tactual attempts to break down the i doors the mob dispersed at daylight. A few colored persons thinking it was a race riot, left town. The negro has i been taken out of town for sab1 keep WHOLES A E A S I) RETAIL HEAVY TRAFFIC State Fair Still Con tinues. The rush on the railroads to wards St. Paul and Minneapolis on account of the cheap state fair rates, which will prevail un til Saturday, has not abated ami every train into the Twin Cities is loaded to the guards. In many cases passengers have been 0011b polled to stand up ail the way into the Twin Cities, not with standing that the roads have put e\ery available car into commis sion. ASSAULTED BY MASKED MEN. Two Men.' Seriously Injured as Out come of Miners' Strike. V] do. Sept 3. Two men faulted and seriously injured, cue 11 ably fatally, estepday as 1 result it is. In Iieved. of the silll strike of the miners of this district. The first assault occurred at Ana cenda. the victim HR' John i king, justice of the peace Hi. assailants are unknown. Imi 11 is be= lieved i be assault was eo"miee-ted with the trial some days ago ol two guards at the ElPaso mine charged with currying concealed weapons One of them was fined $25 and the other was released The second out rage happened latu last night! Thon as M. Stewart, a carpenter employ" in the const ruction id" a hiuh Fenco around the Gulden fircle property was taken from his home at hide pc-mdence, terribly beaten and shol through 'lie body His as sailahis were five in number. Some ol them wore masks, but the victim claims to have recognized those who were hot masked. He decliTies to name them. at present. TELLS MANY TALES. Man Who Told Details of Chicago R"*1-)" Mow Says He Lied. Chicago, Sept. 3.-John W. Kinder exe-::|, i' ol the Chicago City [tail way company, who, on Monday ni/j.t gave the police an alleged confession of the circumstances surrounding tile murderous raid on the company's harms las' Sunday Morning, informed Chief O'Neil. in the presence of a number of newspaper men last night that all bis startling yarns about, the tragedy were false "That was all a lie, chief. I don't know why I told it but 1 was not there at all when the shooting took place." The chief declared that Sluder a tie nial was no surprise to him, as evur since the young n-had b*en arrest ed ht) ha been 'elling one story and contradicting it in the next breath. The strange thing about Sluder now seerns to as Uie police view it, hi.i familiarity with every move made by the robbers, details which Henry Hiehl, one of the clerks In the office, alcne was supposed to know, except ing the robbers themselves. A QUELH FATHER. Sues 9on-in-Law for Loss of Daugh ter's Services Because She Married. Sioux Falls, S. .-ept 'A. The cir cuit court has granted a new trial in a suit in which, las: fall, 12. Mung er was awarded .Jl.OOn damages against Olayius Olson for the loss of his daughter's affections, aged twenty three, and this is alleged to have caused a big loss to the lather by reason of his losing the services of hi daughter. FRED C. SMYTH, President TWOS. P. SMITH, Sec.-Treas, I). C. SMYTH. Manager BEMIDJ I MERCANTIL E CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phone TEX CENTS PER WEEK. MEN SCARCE Threshers Throughout Red River Valley Having Difficulty in Securing Help. Threshej's throughout the Red River valley are rinding it diffi cult to got men i run their machines.'. They are payum- s'2,'2o and _..") tor men and cannot get them at tin se wages. The har vesting is nearly coinpletod, hut hundreds ojj n,. engaged yel in taking care _oi the grain and in stacking, When they a-r-e leased, it will bc.eaisier to get 1'ews to equip Uie threshing machines, 'While laboi-' is voj-y scarce, the valley farmers will not suffer ninch front) lahcr t'aniiie. i-'ar- ther west and north conditions are worse|.'d esterday issue oi the llobe sa St- 1 1 uncired's of appeals for Liar vest hands are daily being re ceived by the passenger depart imiit. of the tran intinonlai railroad systems, and. unless there is i prompt response to the call for farm laborers, the Northwestern wheat crop will suffer great damage from oyer ripening. If there be an early frost, while the grain still suwul.s in the fields' the loss will ainoui.it to an enormous tiguiv. Toobtain the best and quickest results, use the Daily Pioneer want column. UMKING THIEF CAUGHT. Run Down Within^a Few Minutes of Makinq Good Haul. Milwaukee, Sept 3. The (lei mania National batik was robbed of $."ui) yesterday by a daring thief who gave his name us Ge"brge 1*. Johnson Tho money taken was a package of cur rency and was extracted from the paying teller's desk by means of short piece of copper wire while tho teller was engaged at the telephone The thief was run down and captured and the money recovered all in the space of a few minutes. Johnson ac knowledges that his real name is George Shea and the Bertillon meas urements establish this fact, he 13 credited in police circles with having robbed the Metropolitan National Hank ol New York of $10,000 on .July 28, 1889, und various other robberies. TWO KILLE* IN WRECK. Bngineer and Fireman RosEted to Death. Minocqua Wis Sept. 3. A col lision on iio Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul road between a work train and a logging train near Star Lake reunited in the death of Bngineer Charles Blali and FMreman Thomas Close, who fail* .1 to Jump The men were pinned In the engine close to the boiler and roasted to death. SAVED BY A DOG. Whole Family Would Have Been As phyxiated Only for It. Milwauke, Sept l' rAnna Radtke died from asphyxiation fn a hed room In the home of WlTlSani Gi aft Pho barking of a flog which was the room with .V. i RaTltke aroused the rest of the ho h! and saved the lives of foul rs !.o wore In close r.rnj Imitu ti I,,-,1: i- ,VK id THINGS GOOD O EAT