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The daily pioneer. [volume] (Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minn.) 1903-1904, October 20, 1903, Image 4

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Probate Court Can't
Heirs For Estate
Julius Ruling.
Died Very Suddenly at St.
Hospital and Left No
The estate of Julius Ruting, a
former well known resident of
Blackduck, is in the Beltrami
county probate court under un
usual circumstances. It is
valued at about 9,000 and con
sists of real estate and securities
and present indications are that
the rightful heir will never be
found and that the whole will in
time revert to the state.
Ruting was a German bachelor.
He wasTin extensive land owner
in the vicinity of Blackduck, had
made final proof on a homestead
and had also invested something
of his savings in timber lands.
He was something of a character
and talked but little to those who
knew him of his family. To a
very intimate friend he &nce
stated that he had no relatives in
America. His onLy living rela
tives he said were his mother,
step-father and a sister living in
Germany. He never stated the
place of their residence and had
left home when quite young. He
also gave the impression that
there had been some misunder
standing and he was not on good
terms with his people.
Something over a year ago he
was taken sick. He remained at
Blackduck for a couple of months
and finally decided to go to St.
Paul* His malady was never
considered serious until he went
to the hospital at St. Paul where
it was developed that he had
dropsy of the heart. He died
very suddenly and made no dis
position of his property before
his death. The state was got
ten into court by Blackduck
people who had CTaims against
it and is now being probated.
Judge Clark has taken the mat
ter up with the German consul
at Chicago, but it is highly im
probable that the heirs will ever
be found as there is little or no
information to establish their
place of residence in Germany
and there are probably thousands
of people by the name of Ruting
in that country.
The estate will probably pass
to the state in due time unless
someone succeeds in establish
ing his identity as an heir to
whom it might lawfully be de
creed. NO W O N TRIAL
Judge McClenehan Hears Evi
dence in Buenther Case at
Court House Today.
The case of Henry Buenther
vs. the State Game and Pish
Commission is on trial before
Judge McClenehan at the Bel
trami county court house today.
The action is brought to secure a
permanent injunction against the
state game and fish commission
to prevent it from seizing deer
and mo^se heads which have
been turned over to taxidermists
and the decision in the matter
will establish an interesting pre
cedent. The action grows out of
an adventure of State Game War
den Fullerton's deputies and
Mr. Buenther and is one of two
which Mr. Buenther has brought.
The evidence in the matter is
very exhaustive and all of today
and a part of tomorrow will be
taken in getting it before the
court. Judge McClenehan is not
expected to make a decision in
the matter for some time and at
Will Cost More Money
Draw Cards After
Next Week.
Raise in Licenses of Gaming
Houses of City Will Soon
Be Annouuced.
The matter of raising the li
censes of the various gaming
houses and resorts of various
characters about the city, which
has presented itself as a disagree
able duty to the city council for
some time past, was up for con
sideration again last night, and
while no definite action in the
matter was taken, it is today an
nounced upon the best of author
ity that there will be a raise all
around after the first of the
month. The license which the
gaming houses have been paying,
it is held, is not sufficient. All
the places are said to be doing a
good business, and it is held that
they can afford to and should pay
a higher rate than those that are
at present in vogue. The council
has been approached by all ele
ments in the matter. Many of
the business people of the city
urge it strongly, as well as many
of the gaming fraternity. The
raise will meet with opposition in
many of the quarters affected,
and the whole affair is one which
every member of the council
would like to be well rid of.
However, with conditions as they
are, it is something that cannot
be neglected any longer. The
council will endeavor to do entire
justice to'all interested in the
situation. There is no disposition
to be radical or unfair in the
matter and no one of all the
elements contending for the
raise are going"on the pten that
"the sky line is the limit."
There is merely a disposition to
fix a rate that will be more com
mensurate with the volumn of
business the gaming houses are
doing and result in an in
creased revenue to the city.
Many of the smaller establish
ments will perhaps raise the hue
and cry of extortion, but the
council feels that it cannot afford
to discriminate and will merely
endeavor to do its duty in the
matter in the best and most
satisfactory manner possible.
the conclusion of the evidence
and arguments it will no doubt
be taken under advisement. A
case in which the same principles
of law were involved was recently
decided in Itasca county against
fish com mis
In this matter the state
game wardens had seized some
untanned deer hides. The case
has been taken to the supreme
court and its decision is^still
the state game and
Threatened Suicide.
Mrs. Grace Thompson, who
was picked up on the street by
the police yesterday morning
and who told a story of having
been two days and nights with
out food was sent to St. Paul by
the county authorities last night.
In the afternoon Mrs. Thompson
was released from custody for a
short time, when she went to the
Great Northern depot and stated
that she intended to commit
suicide. She also stated to Chief
of Poliece Bailey afterward that
she would suicide if she was re
turned to Fargo. Mrs. Thomp
son was furnished with a ticket
to St. Paul last night and her
husband was notified to meet
Mrs. George Kirk, who under
went a delicate surgical opei
ation about a week ago
very nicely at present.
is doing
Wilton Saloonkeeper Held
Up at Late Hour
Last Night.
Left Proprietor Bound
Gagged and Take $35
From Till.
Jens Jordet, proprietor of a!
saloon at Wilton, was held up and
robbed in his place of business!
shortly alter 2 o'clock this morn
ing. The highwaymen secured
$35 in money and have made good
their escape.
Wilton is six miles from this
city and the saloon operated by
Jordet is the only one in town.
The men who did the job were
strangers in Wilton and arrived
there yesterday afternoon. They
spent some time in the saloonin
the evening and engaged in a
game of psker with several hab
itues of the place. They went
out with the others, but returned
a short time afterwards and
asked for a mixed drink. Mr.
Jordet was behind the bar and
stooped down to get some of the
ingredients. When he faced his
customers again he was looking
down the barrel of a very ugly
pair of sixes and was told to
throw up his hands. He promptly
complied with the request. While
one man kept him covered, the
other tied his hands and gagged
him, and the pair then went
through ihe place thoroughly.
Needs a New School.
A new school house is badly
needed at the rapidly growing
town of Northome. The pupils
sit four in a seat and the teacher
has frequent complaints that
they are poking one another.
The Methodist church is being
used in addition to the other fa
cilities now at hand but the en
rollment is increasing rapidly.
The situation is not without its
amusing phases and Northome
people will bestir themselves at
once to remedy the existing con
They Got Their's.
George Hart and Chas. Kahle,
the two lumbermen who engaged
in a fist fight on Minnesota
avenue yesterday morning were
before Judge Reynolds yester
day afternoon. George Hart,
who was the chief promoter was
sentenced to pay a- fine of $25
and costs with the option of
spending thirty days in the
county jail or getting out of town
and he adopted the latter alter
native. Chas. Kahle was dis
Officials Inspect.
A special train of three
passed over the Cass Lake
sion of the Great Northern
terday afternoon. The
among other high officials of
cars divi-
Great Northern included General
Superintendent Ward, Assistant
General Superintendent Brown
and others from the general
offices. The party were on a
tour of inspection and came from
out of Duluth yesterday.
Money From China.
A Bemidji bank was recently
called upon to pay two drafts!
made by a banking house in
Hong Kong, payable to a China
man in this city. The drafts are
something of a curiosity and are j,
unlike the drafts of any other j|
nation in the world. They are
elaborately figured and a huge
dragon is a conspicuous figure of
a handsome inlaid design. The
exchange on the draft amounted
to several dollars.
Mrs. John Graham, who has
been very ill for the past three
"weeks, is recovering nicely.
Advertise in the Pioneer
E. J.
All kinds of
Cement Brick
Shingles Flooring Doors
Planing* mill and
saw mill in con
Out of town orders
filled promptly.
Great Northern
you'll let us. Come
1 1
others at
if you want to know what smartly dressed men are wearing this season, ask to see Stein-BIoch Clothes.
$1 0 to $35
and actually worth every penny and more.
Miles Block, Bemidji
Fashion Note: Don't wear a scarf of many colors when attending afternoon functions.
\^e carry the largest and most complete stock of
Pianos and all kinds, styles and grades to select
from. We have the Kin?hall, Adam Schaaf, Chase-
Hackley, Palmer, Whitney, Hinze, Stodart, and many
Very low prices and
on easy payments
We have a complete line of Kimball Organs for the
church, school or parlor at prices that will surprise
you and on payments to suit.
A great variety at all prices on easy payments.
The best fire and burglar proof safes manufactured
at prices that can't be beat on monthly payments
Ifyou are going to buy it will positively
pay yon to write for catalogue and
get our prices and terms.
G. Slocum
Mvisic Store
Bemidji, Minnesota
Overcoats in Vogue
this Winter may be seen here in greater
variety of styles than elsewhere. Our
entire overcoat stock is worthy of the
inspection of every man in town, par-
ticularly those who make any pretensions
to being well dressed. The most fashion-
able models are the Stein-BIoch Smart
Overcoats, which are acknowledged by
those who know" to be the finest ready-
to-wear overgarments in the world.
Sounds mightily like
we'll prove that what we say about
Stein-Bloch Clothes are simple facts, if
but 'tisn't

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