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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 125.
COUNTY KICKS ON WATER RATE Claim That Village Charges Too Much for Court House Water. COMMISSIONERS REFUSE TO AL- LO W THE BILL IN FULL. Councilmen Claim Bill Was Too Low as Originally Sub mitted. The city and county fathers are at outs on the question of the water supply for the county court house. The county com missioners claim that the water rate charged them is too high, while the council asserts the rate is much below that given the residences. I is the contention of the former that the court house and court house grounds are ornamental to the village, a good advertisement and a benefit to Bemidji, and that for this reason a very cheap water rate should be given. The city trus tees state that several houses about town are also ornamental and a good advertisement and there is no more reason why they should pay for the water used than should the county authorities pay for court house water. At the last meeting of the county board the water bill was acted upon. Th bill charged at the rate of $80 a year for all the water used about the build ing- and grounds. The bill was allowed at 75 ye cent. This action of the board was not made known-until this week, otherwise the water at the court house would probably have been turned off, the same as would have been the case a private family had refused to pay. The county board will not meet again until Oct. 20, so that no further action can be taken on the bill till that time. A this is court week the county will be allowed to use of the water, unless the council men decide on some other course. After the adjournment of court, however, it is said that the water will probably be cut off. Street Commissioner Pogue says that this would have been done be fore if it had been known that the water bill was not allowed in full' At the meeting of the council last night Mr. Pogue submitted figures showing that the county should really be charged &109 a year water rent, where they are now charged only *0. This is figuring at residence rates, and does not count several extn "water fixings" about the build ing. It is said that the bill as al lowed by the commissioners will not even pay for the gasoline used in pumping the water. If the city finally decides to shut off the court house water supply the county commission ers say that very interesting developments will follow. MONEY FOR THE CROPS. Secretary Shaw Sends Money to Agri cultural Reoions. Washington. Sept. 16. Secretary Shaw \esierday designated about fifty national banks in various parts of the country as depositories of public funds and ordered about $4,000,000 de posited with them. Little of this money went to banks in large eifTes, the nnoney going chiefly into agricul tural regions and the Southwest. The banks selected cover the country from Maine to the Pacific coast, Maine and Florida each getting a good share. Most of the distribution was in the cottOD and grain growing regions. DAMAGE CAUSED WAS GREAT The Northwest Suffers Se verely From the Heavy Rain Storm. WERE SEVERAL WASHOUTS OX THE RAILROADS. Heavy Snowfall in Western States and Regular Blizzard in Manitoba. St. Paul, Sept. 16. With losses amounting to $250,000 a day for three days, several fatal wrecks, numerous derailments, more than 100 washouts, telegraph wires down, a soaking.rain in progress over several states and snowplows working on the Western lines, Northwestern railways are taxed to the utmost limit of their ability to maintain anything like regular service and to preserve the safety of their passengers. It has been years siuce there was a situation so serious. Beginning with the heavy rainstorm Friday night and early Saturday morn ing, there has been an almost contin uous downpour over Minnesota. Iowa and the Dakotas and "sections of Ne braska. The widespread damage of the first 9torm has been followed by Incessant Washouts, and in every direction tracks are in bad condition and the operation of trains requires the utmost precautions. Late yesterday afternoon reports from the northern part of the state showed that rains were still general. Southwest of St. Paul worse condi tions prevail, and through most of Iowa. Southern Minnesota and Eastern Wisconsin it was raining. The vio lence of the first big storm was lack ing but the rain was even more dangerous than that of Friday night because It is steadily eating away roadbed and embankments, undermin ing the tracks and swelling the rivers and streams. Another sudden and heavy rain, conservative operating of ficials said yesterday, would of itself cause a loss of more than $1,000,0-00. Grain in the shock suffered great damage throughout the Northwest. There has been no such disa. JUS harvest weather in the Nort.... est since 1881. Bridges and Dams Carried Avvay. Pepin, Wis., Sept. 16.Never in the history of the oldest settlers in this country has there hjsen such destruc tion from rain as there has been here since Friday evening. The water rushed down the valleys, taking every thing before it. Bridges, fences, and in many cases stock were carried away. Throughout the country mill dams were taken out. Fields that had been plowed and sowed to fall gr^ln were washed away down as far as the plow had gone. Lost creek, a dry run two miles north of here, raised twelve feeet, filling the valley with a raging river. Lake Pepin is rising at the rate of an insh an hour. During the night word was sent to people living in the Chippewa bottoms, below here, that dams above were going and warning them to flee at once. Fain Falls in Torrents. Menomonie. Wis., Sept. 1G. The heaviest rainstorm of many years oc curred here, the rain coming down in torrents for twelve hours. Thn whole farming region is flooded and exten sive damage has been done. Thou sands of acres of unstacked gif, liave been soaked with water and mucj of it ruined. Ashland reports 100 feet of track on the Northern Pacific road near Brule washed out, delaying traffic. At Black River Falls the river is fourteen feet above low water mark and many bridges have been washed away. Farmers suffered heavy dam age. Ttn Inches of Snow. Winnipeg, Man.. Sept. 16. One of the earliest autumnal storms experi enced in the Northwest for many years swept over the country on Saturday and early Sunday morning. It is im possible to learn to what extent the crops have been damaged, but reports to hand are not reassuring. The only fatality reported comes from Gretna, where an old man fell from a buggy and perished in the storm. At Hartney, twelve horses died in the anadian Pacific yards and in the vicinity otherlive stock are re ported to have perffned. The fullest' fury of the blizzard appears to have been felt in the northwestern part of i Manitoba A telephone message received from Minnedosa reported that ihe storm I was one of the worst experienced i there in five years. It started to blow I about 10 o'clock in the morning and S a heavy rain soon followed. At noon this developed into a snowstorm, and by fiark the snow was ten Inches deep on the level prairie. THE DAILY IONEE KIRSCH-MOECKEL Popular Mail Clerk Was Mar- ried at Crookston Mon- dav Night. The Crookston Times gives the following account of the marriage of A. P. Kirsch, wo11 Bern id ji: performed by the Rev. Father HufnageT, of St. Mary's church. The ceremony was a simple one and was witnessed by about thirty of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. !i At the conclusion ot the cere- mony the quests sat down a wedding dinner which was served in courses which were both elaborate and palatable. "Mr. and Mrs. Kirsch began housekeeping in the new home of the groom. The residence has been build ins- the great er part of the summ er and is modern and cozy throughout It is tastily furnished and lew brides in Crookston have had the good fortune to begin housekeep ing under such auspicious cir cumstances.' 1 blizzard, and neither man nor beast could stand against it. Snow Storm in North Dakota. Minot, N. D., Sept. 16.One of the worst snow storms ever known in this part of the country occurred on Sat urday, a heavy snow falling all clay long. By night there were two feet of wet snow on the level, and the wirec were down along both the Soo and th Great Northern for miles. The storm confined itself mainly between Stan ley, fifty miles west of here, and Rug by, about as far east. It came from the north and did thousands of dollars worth of damage. The worst damage was done to the crops. One man, named Kerkey, was found frozen stiff not far from his home, twelve miles northwest of here. Great loss is reported among the ranchers. Cattle went with the storm and hundreds uerished. COUNCIL MEETING. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1963. known in Sept. 14, 1903 by Hazen, the following audited bills be allowed. Carried: H. W. Bailey, freight on car of lumber 89 98 Tom English, police work. 1 75 E. P. Kellogg, labor, Pogue 4 00 E Moon 100 Frank McManus, labor 4 00 The following resolution was lage council of the village of Be- Council met at 8 p. in. in re corder's office. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. On motion ol'( raham.seconded runaway nan:, striking on bis head introduced by Bowser, seconded gdictoeirta against Justice M^M* sary from the east side Of .Amor- wa? paid to them in fines. ican avenue west along the south lin Seconidtostreewestnitth said village oof Bemidj line of Irvine avenue: fehereiore Be it resolved, that the street commissioner of the village of Be midji he required to give notice to the owners of property abutt- i ing upon the line of said sidewalk to build, or cause to be built, a six foot walk in front of his oi lier property within two weeks from and after notice to such property owners is duly given, as prescribed in chapter 49, general laws of the state of Minnesota,! section one. The following resolution was introduced by Graham, seconded by Baileyj Thatihe purchasing. committee be and ore hereby in-1 structed to advertise for bids for] street grader. Carried. Council adjourned to Tuesday evening, Sept. 15, 1903 at p. m, .7. A. LUDINGTON. A want ad in the Daily Pioneer is a winner. Try one. P. Hannafin Will Assume Active Control of Markham Hotel Tomorrow. Frank P. Hannafin, who pur chased the Markham hotel last! week from .1. M. Markhani, assume active control "Last evening at half after property tomorrow morning.. The new owner does not con torn- seven o'clock at the residence of the bride's parents in this city, occured the marriage of Mr. Adolph P. Kirsch to Miss Byrdie 'the hotel at present but gradual E. Moeckel. Th ceremony was changes will be made until the plate making ny very radie,,_ changes in th6 way of running interior appearance win differ] greatly from what it is now. The position of the cigar and news stand will be changed and an up Special Meetin'g. A colored female from the hill district, given a ilea ring in justice court for a misdemeanor, gave one name and later, when again brought into prominence, gave an entirely different one. a habit which women of her krfra have. This fact gave rise to a misun derstanding, and for a time made it appear that the fine had been turned into wroag channels. The council took up the matter and carefully investigated the report, wii.li the result that the true con dition of affaiirs was discovered and the matters satisfactorily adjusted at the special meeting of the council last night, at which several citizens were present Daily Pioneer waul ads are a success. Try them. INJUNCTION DISMISSED. Become Effective, A FEW CHANGES IdURY WORK MOST COMPLETED wi! 1 the sala- Life Insurance Companies' Merger to [costs lies Moines, Iowa, Sept. H', The in junction suit brought by stockholders of the Northwestern Lite and Savings I Q0nc:ordj Wis. company of (his city to prevent its transfer to the Minneapolis merger with the Northwestern Life insurance Gompan-y of thai city has been dis- j. missed and the transfer and merger will be immediately effective. MAIL CARRIER MAY DIE. his wagon yesterday afternoon by in* by Graham: &jj-?^ fA^ll^k Plain* el1 WH7. Sept .~iru Devoe i Lekve oi Hibbing. Lney are (UIM'U Whereas, it appears to the Vll- wIt gra lar( Ii Km lf)r th rnidji. that a sidewalk is neees-Tmoney ^belongin thwithholdig ul!,vft He Is Thrown From Wagon by Runa- ^rovement airatnst G. .1. Carl- way Team. Black Rive- Kails, Wis., Sept LiL son dn-roiirt ordered LQTdUit G. \v. Emple, a mail carrier between 'forthe plaintiff before the case here and Shamrock, was thrown from on the pavement Of his reCOVety Mi ieu, I pin tJC frightened at the bigh water in the river. TWO JUSTICES INDICTED. Both of Them Charged With Withhold-j "T~~ i ,e ing Fines.. I f^"1 county which \Y 0 E S A E A N RETAIL Three Indictments Thus Far Returned by the Grand Jur\. |CUM IIXS CALDWELL WD MOFFATT LM)lCTi:i Seioh hoistered center seat suchasaie day. So far three indieimems used in the largo city hotels wil be placed in the lobby. Who Stole Watches at Blackduck, dots Five Years. It is expected thai the grand jury will complete its work" to have been-returned, one against Prank Cummings, one against William Caldwell and the other against George Moffatt. The two first received sentences this morning and Moffatt will be sen tenced this afternoon. Caldwell is charged with hav ing stolen a case of watches from a traveling man at Bhickduck early last spring. Th" owner of the watches, a man from Minne apolis hy the name of Anderson, was present when the alleged thief had his hearing, lie said that there were 7^ watches in nf (JJQ caS(L his time. The man lives at West Vis Geo. Moffat plead gaily to I he chaigeof having stolen 510 from at Tunic River )f ^e'lV^v/a April." l:ls The petit jury gol down to work tins morning. it thOrCase of the l.omidji Townsile & hn WQn 1 t(n|)( The next ease taL'on up WJS rui there Is no liop thai of Jam es Kelloy vs. I.E. His team became -^.j,!,.,,, j,, I wa' still being taken this after noon. -Thegrand jury is visiting Hi'e county poor farm^,this afternoon. J) Duliith, Minn.. Sept. 1*!. The dis- You'U find thai it wdl pay Von to trict Kr Jury yesterday made public (do so. Accidcritall the ease and that 1 hose won' taken anil the case rel urnod. thj.s morning, when Mrs. Mc- The prisoner was sentenced to a I'Ginnis was out feeding the pigs, term of live years in prison. JThe mild.io were in bed at tho Frank Guminings is charged i juie. The ih-e. i? is thought, eaughl from ah air tight heater. The cover was in some manner, with having broken into an M. & I. freight, car at the local depot and taken certain guilds belong-: probably by the explosion of gas? ing to Barney Burton a hat, blown, off and paper near tho pair of shoes, etc. tie was given stove caught fire, The cabin is a his choice of serving 90 days in one story structure and it. was jail Or paying a line of $100 and soon a shoot of flame. The boy il(K WHll Pi 9 KiM Death re !u thv second Himself. :!ti ..i of-|wards hi gun hours at'ter de- accidentally shot himself while draw- FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. C. SMYTH. Manage* BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Ojniosite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phon 2 1 5 TEN CENTS PER WEEK. NYMORE VISITED BY A FIRE Log Cabin Home of Mrs. Mary McGinnis Burned to the Ground. TWO SMALL CHILDREN ESCAPED IN THEIR NIGHT DRESSES. Fire Occured Early This Morn* in*Mr McGinnis is in North Dakota. Mrs. Mary McGinnis, wife of .John McGinnis, now working at St. Thomas, X. 1)., is, with her two little children.'a hoy and a girl aged nine and three years respectively, homeless as the re sult id'a tire which burned her log cabin home in Nymore to the ground this morning, together with all its contents. The prop erty loss is estimated at So.")*), with no insurance. Mrs. Me (iinnis escaped with only a light wrapper to her back and the children got away with nothing but their nighi dresses in\. Th unfortunates are now at tho neighbors, A message has been sent to r. Met Iinnis. The tire oecuTetl til 7 o'clock' As ho was meil from his bel ind nil) out. without money he will serve oiit doors, lion, thinking of his sister, went back into the build ing ami rescued her. Neighbors were SOOll Oil the seeilO but Uotll ing could be done to stive tho cabin, i! was dvy and burned like tinder. Nothing but an ash heap now mar ks the place where it steed, To Extend Trolley Lines. Eau ('lain Wis., s.-pt. 16 Charles A. Aldel I II, .i OfiJ 'i Of tho Great Northern Construction Company of ohio, which Is an Appleyard -m pany, and W. H. Qgan et" Cincinnati, business representative of Arthur E. Appleyard & oe arrived here. It js exp ei. five or six miles of elec tric railway extensions here and at Chippewa ifalisi will be constructed at once His Invention Caused His Death. Prestom Minn Sept. If,.Solomon KngTe IH dead of te'farunr. Mr. EngW) has spent much tiim in his efforts to solve the problem of perpetual motion. A short time ago white experimenting with one of his machines his arm was accidentally caught In the machinery. The injur resulted in tetanus, which WHS the Immediate cause of his death. Subscribe Cor The Pioneer. THINGS GOOD TO EAT