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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 131.
THE JURY AGAIN DISAGREES The Land, Log Und Lumber Company Case Still Unsettled. CLAIMED THAT 98 LOGS WERE CUT O N PLAINTIFFS LAND. Petit Jury Dismissed This Morn- ingCourt Will Adjourn to November 5. T'he jury has again disagreed in the now-famous case of the Land, Log and Lumber Company against A. L. Godbout. Taking evidence and listening to argu ments on the -subject in hand or cupied the attention of the court from Monday morning to 11 o'clock yesterday morning, when the case went to the jury. It was announced this morning that the jury had failed to agree. This means that the case will probably again come up at the next term of district court. The trial at the last term resulted the same as this. The trouble is over 98 logs which the plaintiffs claim were cut from their land. It was shown in court by pieces sawed from stumps on the plaintiffs' land and nailed to pieces taken from the ends of logs in God bout's possession, that at least five of the logs were taken from the company's land. Bailey and McDonald were attorneys for the plaintiff and H. J. Loud de fended. The jury this morning returned a verdict of $20 for the plaintiff in the case of Joseph Berry vs. Olie C. Predrickson. The trouble arose out of the burning of some hay belonging to the plaintiff. Bailey and McDonald and Henry Funkley were the attorneys. The jury was dismissed this morning. It has been decided that when the court adjourns it will adjourn to November 5 to give a chance for the taking out of citizen papers. There are still a number of court cases. It now looks as though the Henry Buenther and state game and fish commission matter will not come up until next week. Resolutions of Sympathy. Whereas, it has pleased the Great Spirit in His infinite wis dom and judgment to call from amoag our midst a dearly be loved brother, Charles Jackson Resolved, that we, brother members of the Bemidji Aerie No. 351, Fraternal Order of Eagles, deeply deplore his loss, and be it said that this lodge do this day extend its heartfelt sympathy to the wife of our brother, and to the- bereaved parents and be it further Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the widow and also to the Minneapolis Aerie, No. 34, and to the local papers, and filed among the records of this lodge. Respectfu'l}- submitted, By COMMITTEE! COUNCIL MEETING. Sept. 21, 1903. Council met at 8 p. m. in re corder's office at city hall. All members present. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. On motion of Graham, seconded by Hazen, that the following audited bills be allowed. Carried: H. W. Bailey, one month salary 25 00 WHIST CLUB Steps Are Being Taken to Organize One in Bemidji. Steps are being taken to organ ize a whist club in Bemidji. A meeting of those interested will be held in the offices of Bailey and McDonald this evening and the organization will probably be perfected at that time. The plan is to engage good quarters and equip them with the necessaries for whist play ing, with four or five tables. There are at the present time no club rooms in the city, outside the saloons, where an evening may be spent, and the project for organizing a club is meeting with great favor. A New Store. Mrs. Severson is expected to reach this city next Thursday from eastern markets where she has been for the last two weeks selecting millinery and women's ready-to-wear garments for James J. Severson's new dry goods store, next to the First National bank, which he expects to open to the public next Satur day, with an up-to-date stock of ladies' and children's hats, skirts and waists, dry goods, notions underwear and hosiery. You are invited to ca!l at the new store, whether you intend to buy or not. E. Kellogg, labor, Pogue$ 6 00 E. M. Patterson, do 8 00 Standard Oil Co., oil 9 83 Standard Oil Co., oil 10 46 On motion of Hazen, seconded by Graham, that the liquor li cense bond of Frank Gagnon, with Jas. Thurston, Felix Danse reau and J. P. Duncalf as sure ties, be approved. Carried. Motion made by Bailey, sec onded by Graham, that the pur chasing committee be instructed to purchase a stove for police headquarters and have the same put up at once. Carried. The following resolution was introduced by Trustee Graham, seconded by Trustee Bowser: Whereas, it appears to the sat isfaction of the village council of the village of Bemidji that a side walk is necessary to be laid and constructed along the west line of Irvine avenue, beginning at the northeast corner of block 7 in Bailey's first addition to the said village of Bemidji at the in tersection of said Irvine avenue and Eleventh street in said vil lage, and terminating at the in tersection of Third street and said Irvine avenue now. there fore, Be it resolved, that the street commissioner of the village of Bemidji be, and he is hereby in structed to notify all owners of property abutting on the line of said proposed sidewalk, accord ing to the provisions of chapter 49, section 1, general laws of the state of Minnesota for the year L899, to construct or cause to bj constructed, a six-foot sidewalk in front of his or her property within two weeks from and after the service of notice upon them by publication as above provided. Upon the call of ayes and nays the following trustees voted for the adoption of the above forego ing resolution: Hazen, Bowser, Graham and Recorder Bailey. Trustees vot ing against, none. Resolution carried. Council adjou.-ned. A. LUDIN'GTOrs", President. W. BAII.KY. Recorder. i Miss Barker at O'Leary & Bowser's, will have a mPlineiy opening Thursday and Friday, Large and fashionable stock of latest styles displayed. 131-32 I is under arrest THE DAILY PIONE TH E mum CAs ACTION IS DEFERRED AT THE REQUEST OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. TO CONFER WITH LABOR ItADERS PRESIDENT ASKS THEM TO DIS- CUSS MATTER WITH HIM NEXT WEEK. MEETING WILL BE IMPORTANT WANTS PRINCIPLES LAID DOWN BY STRIKE COMMISSION RECOGNIZED. Washington, Sept. 23. According to one of the leaders here, Roosevelt effectually stopped any action by the national executive council of Hie American Federation of Labor In re gard to the controversy in the govern ment printing office over the Miller case yesterday by sending a telegram asking the members to meet with him and discuss the case immediately upon his return to Washington next week. At least, according to one of the members of the council, this is the reason that the Miller case was not taken up at yesterday's meeting. Labor leaders refused to discuss the telegram or to say with whom the president communicated, but it is gen erally understood that the message was sent to John Mitchell, with whom the president is well acquainted. Ha learned to know Mitchell during his early efforts to settle the coal strike last year and was greatly impressed by the conservative views entertained by the president of the United Mine workers. Mitchell would not admit that he had received such a message, hut he intimated that the Miller case before the executive council was indellnitely deferred. An ImDortant Meetlna. it is expected that the president, who returns to Washington Monday next, will confer with the labor lead ers a week from yesterday. The meet ing and its result will be of the utmost importance, as it is the president's ir tention to induce labor leaders ger erally to recognize the principle laK down in the decision of the anthracite coal strike commission of the right of every man to work -regardless of the fact whether or not he belongs to a labor organization. Since Mitchell arrived here with his secretary he has been besieged with callers. Some of the men anx ious to get a word with him repre sented the Democratic national com mittee, which is doing all it can In a quiet way to encourage organize*! la bor to carry forward the fight against the doctrine laid down by the ^resi dent, that th government printing of fice shall be an open shop. President Mitchell since hie arrival has learned something of political in trigue, and it is believed he will take the ground that the president of the United States is simply standing up for the law, the thing Mitchv.ll has* always counseled his followers to do. ROASTED BY EVANS. Admiral Severely Criticises Members of a Court-Martial. Washington, Sept. 23. The com plete record of the court-martial case of Assistant Paymaster Rishworth Nicholson on the Asiatic station, re ceived at the navy department yes terday contains a severe criticism by Rear Admiral Evans of the members of the court which tried Nicholson be cause of the inadequacy of the punish ment inflicted by the court. It was alleged that -while on shore at Che foo, China, Nicholson became intoxi cated and, assaulted an elderly civil ian The sentence of the court was that Nicholson be reduced five num bers in his grade. Rear Admiral evans. in reviewing the case, says the evidence was of a character that the sentence should have been nothing less than dismissal from tin- navy. Three officers of the court recom mended clemency. "These three rjffiers,'* says Admiral evans. "have proved to the convening authority and to the fleet their Em worthiness hereafter to act as mem bers of a court." KILLED HIS WIFE. Woman Is Murdered Because She Re fused to Live With He- Hu3band. Kittanning. Pa., Sept. 23.August Troutman shot and killed his wife last night at Aladdin, a mining town near here. Mrs. Troutman left her hus band's home and went to where two Italian brothers were living, and was on the porch of their home when the husband went a/ter h*-jr. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1903. She refused to return with him and he shot her through the heart The couple were married three months ago, Troutman THREE BUILDINGS New Bemidji Business Blocks Will be Finished Next Month. The old court house, remedied under direction of Mr. Swedback and faced with brick, will be ready i'or occupancy early next month. The two new business blocks being built by Frank MageaTj the contractor, one fox the First National bank and the other at the corner of Second street and Beltrami avenue, wil 1 not be finished for three or four weeks yet. The Avails of both buildings are up and work is now being clone on the inside linish ingss, E. J. WILLITS The real estato man, can sell you a home so cheap that it will be wise to buy now instead of paying rent. Seven-room house and 50 foot lot across from school, $2,000. Six-room house, 50 foot corner lot, one block from city hall, $1,750. Six-room house, 50 foot lot, SI, 250. Five-room house, 40 foot lot, on Irvine avenue near lake, $775. Four-room house, 25 foot lot, in hospital block, easy terms, $575. Four-room house,Presbyterian church block, easy terms, $025. Four-room house, 25 foot lot, two blocks from school, cash, $475. Fifty-foot residence lot near Mr. Ludington's residence, easy terms, $450. Snaps in vacant lots too num erous to mention. Please call and see me 129-30-31 Subscribe for The Pioneer. Good Entertainment. The entertainment at the Meth odist church last nitfht. given by the Columbian Male Quartette, was of high order throughout, and easily the best attraction in ts line that has visited Bemidji this year. Those composing the quartette a'l have remarkably line voices. Applause, frequent and hearty, showed the apprecia tion of the audience. Miss Fisher Shipp, "a reader and a young woman of remarkable versatility and power," to use the advance notice expression, found great favor with her hearers and re ceived several encores. Miss Shipp is a very pretty young woman, of rare grace and un usual powers of expression, and not for a moment could one's interest in her recitals hvj The Daily Pioneer want col umns are good result getters. Try them. WHOLES A E A RETAIL sELE ciT ,rR State Timber Board Prepares to Advertise Stumpage for the Coming Sale. The state timber board met in the governor's office in St. Paul yesterday to determine the tracts of stutnpage that will beof fered at the auction sale Oct. 21. W. S. Dedon and James McRen zie, the land department cruis ers, have been all over the ground, and they reported yes terday the condition of the tim ber, nearly all of it located in Northern Minnesota. The board selected about 75,000,000 feet of marketable timber and will ad vertise it for sale next Tuesday. CROPS NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL. Actual Damage to Corn Is Much Lc-r Than Expocted, St. Paul, Sept. 23. South Dakota and Iowa' farmers art' now willing to rev/lao their corn damage stiniateo and to authorize tho statement t! .\t the injury done by recent frosts does not exceed 20 per cent and probably will be found to bo even less. In many sections careful investigation shows that tho dtunuyo is much less severe than was at first thought Railway reports received over Sunday ifulii-.itc thnt while tae crop In both Rtatiia is hurt, the damage is less severe than was believed. In the northern soctlon of the Northwest damage estimates are revised as well, and the actual condition of wheat fresri from the threshers in found to be better than was thought. Although almost the entire Red river valley was thorough ly soaked by the rains, and all of North Dakota and the greater par? of Western Minnesota received a thorough drenching, the rains have been followed by almost ideal weather for drying oat grain. FIRST WHIPS FATHER, Then Weds Daughter, but Joseph Finally Lands in Jail. Sioux Falls, S. D., Sept. 22.Joseph Oe and Miss Emma Carpenter of lErriery wished to get married without having a family row over the matter, but the yoittitf lady's father was bit terly opposed to tho match, chiefly be cause of the insignificant name of the intended brltlegroqm. He did not like the idea of riis daughter reducing her name to only two letters But Oe was not to ho defeated in bis purpose to marry the girl. Ho whipped the father of his sweetheart and then took the girl uj Ethan, where th.. cere mony was peri'c nned. The father of the bride men had his new son inlaw arrested on t)w charge of abduction. SCHOOL-MA'AMS MAY STRIKE. Object to Ban on Visits of Young Men. Eagle, 8. I)., Sept. 23.--.At a recent meeting oi t.lu. school o(iiei rs of this district a ban was placed upon the visits of young men to th school roomB while school was In session. They are alleged to materially inter fere with tho work of the pretty school ma'ams dust, what the teach ers will do la view or the action of the school officers in not known, but they may decide to jo on a strike until the obnoxious .I'M is rescinded. Foul Play Grundy -it Haines of this relatives are inab' u-pected. wa Sept. '1?,.J. plSoe i lost and to tocote him. In company with .lohn Cea he weal to Chicago and while there appeared fen bshaV9 hi-'|. I? -i I a 5'f-"T l(T!t FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. r. SMYTH, Sec.-Treys. I). SMYTH, Manager BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO. Opposite the Old Court House Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain Phon 2 1 5 TEX CENTS PER WEEK. LYDICK FAMILY WINS OUT Get the Three Tracts Controversy at Cass Lake. in OXE OF THEM INCLUDES A FART OF THE TOWNSIJE. Settlers on Land Will Have to Vacate Unless Eviction is Delayed. A dispatch frciui Washington states that Acting Secretary of the Interior Kyan yesterday an nounced that ht hail refused to set aside the decision rendered bySecretaryHitchcock in Decem beriast to allot three SO-acre tracts at and near Cass Lake to Nellie Lyclick and her two chil- drenTh allotment awarded to Mrs. Lydirk is occupied by a portion of the town oi' Cass Lake, and this decision means that the settlers on the land will have to vacate1 unless the depart nu'iit de- cides to delay eviction, pending action "by congress authorizing Mr s. Lyd.ck to sell her allot ment. Such a proportion was under consideration when the lirst decision was rendered last winter, hut no action was taken because the case reopened at the request of Senator Nelson. The ac-ting secretary of the in terior yesterday approved for patent 807 acres of Swamp lands iti the Dnluth land distr'n 1, these lands now passing to the state el Minnesot a. A want ad in the Daily Pioneer is a winner. Try one. Why is it that Daily I'iotieei want ads bring such good results? and'they atartetl norne wmie en route n. he l-ri the car In company with a Strang it and has neither been seen nor ,)e ir:l of sine'1. He leaves a wife here who is dlstrncted and ean not aeenu.ii fi his strange disappear ance, and foul play is feared Last Sawmill Cloyes Down, ba (Jrossi \Vi:-. Sept 28: The sawmill of th L. Col man I.' inbr company shut down Saturday for good. It Is i\* is si-wen Til-" mill Is the hist of the Mj concerns to so out of the lumber business, the ma chinery In il! the others having been shipped to oilier points long sinoe. It was built In 1854, burned twice, and rebuilt again at cost of $!f),000 Only ii couple of small mills are left of the dozen institutions once here. Hanycd Himself. Helena, Mont.: Sept 23. Because the rope with which he essayed to hung hi' ISI If was too long and per mitted his el to touch WetO, a rial l,vc I Nor out relal 1%os the floor, .John vay-r-a id with- shipped weunda from No dans is that Weto not take kind- r. I ii ro out a razor a -I tvflfctl which death n-'i known for the deed had a black eye and dii ly to th dies of his fell THINGS 'rers 0 0 I) 0 EAT wmiimaiiii iiiniiiMH