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CLOTHE S Two Movements on Foot to Organize Bemidji as a City. ORGANIZATION WILL NO DOUBT BE THE RESULT. One Plan Is Under Home Rule Law and Other Under General Law of '94. If either one of two movements now on foot is carried to a suc cessful conclusion Bemidji will doff the swaddling clothes of vil lagehood and blossom out as a full fledged (Mty as soon as the matter can be brought about. Bemidji has long since out grown its present plan of govern ment which has given rise to in convenience in the movement of the municipal mill frequently of late. Organization talk has been rife for some time past. Last spring a petition for organization under the law of 189-i was started but was later dropped for the reason that it would necessitate a special election and it was held that the matter could rest for a time and be substituted at the spring election, and that this plan would result in the curtail ment of expense. Last week a number of citizens circulated a petition asking for the appointment of a charter commission and Saturday it was forwarded to Judge McClenna han at Brainerd, naming the charter commission of fifteen and asking for its appointment in ac cordance with the provisions of the "Home Rule" act which pro vides that cities of 5,000 and over may draft their own charters. The charter commission is to be comppsed of fifteen freeholders who have been residents of the city for not less than five years. This morning another petition .has been started which has the sanction of the city council, was draughted by City Attorney Russell and provides for the organization of the city under the general law of 1894, governing the organization of cities. This law provides that upon the pres entation of a petition signed by two-thirds of the legal voters of any village of more than 1,000 in habitants to the judge of probate he shall order an election of city officers under the provisions of the law to occur hot sooner than thirty days and not later than sixty days after the petition has been filed with him. The fact that there are two movements on foot to organize the city under two different acts has given rise to some confusion and the merits and demerits of the plan are up for discussion as a natural result. It is held that the "Home Rule" plan is the best by those who are working for organization under its provisions for the reason that there are local contingencies in almost every town that can better be covered by a charter draughted with an especial regard to the needs and requirements of a local situation than by a general law which it is said cannot be so comprehensive or effective. On the other hand the general law of 1894 is held to bo the logical plan of organization for the reason that it is said to be the cheapest and most expedi tious. Under its provisions the Women's cotton fleeced vest and pants each Women's cotton fleeced vest and pants each Women's wool ribbed vest and pants each Women's wool ribbed vest and pants each Women's white wool vest and pants each Women's white wool vest and pants each Combination suits at Women's cashmere hose Women's fleeced hose We claim that these arc the ti Remember the place sit SEVERSON'S city may be organized as soon as the petition is signed and there is nothing in the law that inter feres With the city draughting its own charter after organiza tion if this plan is deemed ad visable. One of the pressing needs of the city at the present time is a sewerage system and it is held absolutely necessary that its or ganization must be effected be fore this is gone about as the city plan of government provides for a more equitable taxation of the costs of public improvements. Sewerage systems are generally divided into three heads for tax ation purposes, district, joint district- and-lateral sewers. JFhe expense of the construction and maintenance of the first is born by the city and paid out of the general fund or sewer fund, if any there be, the expense of the second is equally divided among the property owners who are benefitted and this is also the case with the latter. Just which one of the plans for organization will be the one adopted in organizing the city cannot be safely stated at pres ent and there will no doubt be a careful looking up of the re spective merits of the two plans before the general public gives its unqualified sanction to either. Tramp Has Smallpox. John McCarthy, a woodsman, who has been employed in the various lumber camps in this vi cinity for several years, is at present under quarantine at the pest house for a mild case of smallpox. McCarthy arrived in this city on the rods of a freight train Saturday afternoon and had no sooner got off the train than he was taken into custody by one of the policemen. Mc Carthy waa badly broken out and Dr. Blakeslee had him at the quarantine hospital in less than fifteen minutes after he landed. McCarthy states that he first got sick in Montana and that he immediately decided to come to Bemidji as he was broke and knew he wtfuld receive the best of care here. Although very sick he railroaded eastward and at times he found it difficult to keep his seat on the truss rods of the train. He is doing very nicely at present and is looking after him self at the hospital. The case is the first one that Dr. Blakeslee has had in four months. A False Alarm. Dr. Blakeslee had a hurry-up call from Solway last Sunday night to investigate a supposed case of smallpox. The doctor started on the trip at midnight and arrived to find a family named Shepard ostracised from their neighbors because they were be lieved to have .smallpox. The doctor investigated the supposed case and found a four-year-old child suffering from a bad case of measles. Electric Lights For Northome. The Northome Record states that Joseph Bowers, of this city, formerly a well known Great Northern engineer, has visited Northome and is planing to put in an electric light plant in that city. Mr. Bowers has been given substantial encouragement by Northome business men and will go about the matter shortly. No Clue Yet. The search for the bodies of Glenn Adams and Charles Greg ory has been abandoned. It was vigorously prosecuted yesterday without results beyond fishing up the hat of Gregory from the water. New Store! New Goods! New Values! 25c 50c .75C $1.48 $1.75' $!., $1.25, $1.75 and $3 25, 35 und 50c 15 and 25c Children's fleeced vest and nts Children's irray wool vest and pants Children's camels hair vost and pants. Children's cream all wool vest and pants children's wool ho.se Children's cotton hose Children's cotton fleeced hose Children's gloves and mits. Ladies' gloves and mits. st values for the n.one.v ever shown in this city. Give us a call ami be convinced. A Mail Carrier Goes Against Bad Combination and May Die. Charles Schultz, who drives stage between Park Rapids and Lake Itasca, is in a serious con dition at the private hospital of Dr. P. D. Winship at Park Rap ids as the result of an accidental shooting at Lake Itasca post office about noon Monday. Mr. Schultz was watching some small boys indulging in target practice with a twenty-two calibre rifle, when the weapon was accidental ly discharged and the bullet took effect in his neck in close prox imity to the jugular vein. He suffered greatly from loss of blood before a physician could be secured from Shevlin and his condition is still regarded as very serious. Much Interest Manifested. The indications are that when the lands of the various Indian reservations are thrown open for settlement on Nov. 10 there will be fifty applicants for every piece of land according to newspaper opinions from various sections of the state. Despite thefact that the lands are not the best for agricul tural purposes they arc attract ing the widest interest. Many of the filings will be made hap hazard before the land has been seen. Those who contemplate purchasing under the provisions of the homestead act in many cases are expected to forfeit their rights after the land has been visited. The department has done everything possible to en lighten the public on the charac ter of the lands which are to be opened but the greatest interest is manifested in the numerous inquiries which are daily received at all the land offices. Helmer Nabbed 'Em. Noble McCoy, of Grand Forks, N. D., and a woman who claims to be his wife were yesterday taken into custody by Police Officer Helmer and are being held pending the arrival of the sheriff of Grand Porks county, N. D. The police department yesterday morning received a letter from a Grand Forks woman who signs Mrs. Noble McCoy, stating that her husband had left town with another woman who has been an inmate of a disreputable resort at Grand Forks and had left her and her small children in desti tute circumstances. The woman enclosed a picture of her erring spouse and the couple duly ar rived in this city. Officer Helmer identified the man from the pic ture and the pair were promptly nabbed. The authorities at Grand Forks were notified and both will be taken back today. The Mayos Honored. Quite a large party of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Mayo who left this morning to spend the winter at Los Angeles, California, tendered them a fare well at their home on Lake Boulevard last night. Mr. and Mrs. Mayo were presented with a handsome silver souvenir as a momento of the occasion and of the esteem in which the are held by their many Bemidji friends. The presentation speech was made by Miss May McLennan. The evening was a very pleasant one and all the guests were royal ly entertained. Daily Pioneer want ads are a success. Try them. i 11 limn wmmmmmmmmmwmmmmBk Next Door to First National Bank BO AN RIFLE I A CONFERENC E 15c and up 20c and up 25c and up 25c and up 35 and 40c 25 and 35c 20 und 25c 2C, 25 10, 15, 12 1-2, Head Chief from the Reservation Calls on Congressman Steenerson. Saturday evening Chief Keden adin,head chief of the Indians on the Red Lake reservation, and a delegation of Indian notables called on Congressman Steener son for a pipe of peace and a big council. The audience was granted by the congressman from the Ninth district, and through an interpreter the chief told Mr. Steenerson his troubles, The list of grievances was long, and referred mostly to the open ing of the reservation to settle ment. The two objections to the recent bill introduced by Senator Clapp was the taking of sections 16 and 36 and the participation of the Pembina Indians in the pro ceeds of the sale. The chief as sured Mr. Steenerson if he could get a bill through congress which would allow the in pay for those sections and bar the Pembina In dians from the deal, it would be sanctioned by the red men, and he alleged that he spoke for all the chiefson the reservation. Mr. Steenerson promised tointro duce such a bill, and the big con ference ended with the chief pre senting him with a big pipe of peace. Destitute and 111. A woodsman named Johnson was picked up by the police near the Hub saloon last night because he was acting strangely and seemed to be out of his mind. It was later developed that the man was ill. He has the symptoms of typhoid fever. He had but re cently arrived in the city from North Dakota and was taken to the county poor farm this morn ing. Police Officer Brose saw that he had medical attendance and was taken care of last night. GE LON TERMS I N WAUP0N Former Notorious Bemidji Couple SentUp For Seven and Eight Years. COMMITTED DARING HIGHWAY ROBBERY AT 0DANAH. Sentences Heaviest Ever Imposed in the State Under the Charge. David Quinn anc his wife, Annie Mackey, who were former well known characters of the town in Bemidji, were yesterday sentenced to terms of seven and eight years respectively in the state penitentiary at Waupon, Wis., by the judge of the district court at Ashland, upon conviction of a charge of highway robbery. The Quinns were inmates of a disreputable resort at Odanah, after they left this city, which they were compelled to leave by the police, and Mrs. Quinn, or Annie Mackey, induced a woman inmate of the place to accompany her into an alley one night,where she was slugged and robbed by Quinn. The couple were arrest ed at Duluth and taken to Ash land for trial and fought the charge to the end.. Evidence as to their guilt was conclusive, however, and they will be taken to the Wisconsin penitentiary to day. The couple bore a bad reputa tion in this city. Shortly after leaving here Quinn was one of the principles in a shooting affray in the range country and he is known in this section as an all around bad man. Twice during the progress of the trial his wife attempted suicide in the county If you want to know what smartly dressed men are wearing this season, ask to see Stein-Bloch Clothes." Sviits and Overcoats, $15 Upward THE CLOTHIERS. Hies Block, Bemidji Fashion Note: Don't wear a white tie with a Tnxedo coat. mm IW Saving Money on Clothes amount you save when you buy a $15 Suit or Overcoat here. You ask "Bow do you make that out?" Simple enough! The fabric, the trimmings, the workmanship and the fit are in every respect equal to most to-meas- ure clothes that cost $30. You'll better appreciate this fact when you see the famous STEIN-BLOCH SMART CLOTHES which we sell with the makers' guarantee that the gar- ments will wear satisfactorily, or your money back. The Stein-Bloch Label protects you against loss. It's sewn beneath the flap of the lining below the coat collar. jail at Ashland, but each timelier intention was discovered before it could be carried to a success ful conclusion. Burns Sells Out. Joseph Burns, who for the past several years has been en gaged in the general merehan disejousiness at Nymore, yester day disposed of his business in. terests to Willis Nye. Mr. Burns will leave Nymore at once and will locate in this city. He has been a prominent figure in the spectacular municipal affairs cf Nymore for some time and has been connected with much of the strenuous incident at Nymore. The City Soloes. The city council had a regular meeting at the city hall last night. Little business of im portance came up. A number of bills were allowed and the liquor license bond of Frank Silversack was referred back for additional sureties. The council spent some time discussing the proposed city organization under the law of 1894, had authority from City Attorney Russel, considered several other minor matters and adjourned. Wreck at Deer River. A Great Northern freight train was wrecked at Deer River early yesterday morning. The rails spreaLa* several cars went in the ditch. The wrecking outfit from Cass Lake put in most of yesterday cleaning the line. All traffic was delayed for several hours and No. 13 arrived here two hours and fifteen minutes late as a result last night. Having Good Success. The soliciting committee of the/ Beltrami County Fair associatio/ has been meeting with very go/ success in disposing of stoc/g. the business men of the city/. ^tf committee has only been Fifteen dollars represents the 3 tfje for a couple of days, but is pleased with the generous recep tion it is being accorded by the business public generally.