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Difference of Legal Opinion
as to How City Should Be
Stay in Proceedings to Appoint
Charter Commission Pending
Mr. Douglas' Decision.
There is a stay in the proceed
ings instituted in the district
court for the appointment of a
charter commission to draught a
charter for the city of Bemidji,
pending the decision of a ques
tiod at law which will be decided
by Attorney General Douglas
and should be forthcoming in the
very near future.
The petition was up before
Judge Spooner yesterday after
noon, Judge McClennahah hav
ing affixed his signature, whei}
City Attorney Russell, appeared
and argued for a stay.' There
are at present two plans for city
organization, each widely differ
ent but each designed to accomp
lish the same end. City Attor
ney Russell holds that the city
cannot be legally organized by
the appointment of a charter
commission and contends that it
must first be organized under
some one of the several laws
covering the subject and a char
ter afterwards adopted. Mr.
Russell does not act officially in
the matter and looks only to serv
ing the best interests of the city
at large. Attorney McCusick
contends the contrary and both
gentlemen agreed yesterday
afternoon to submit the question
to Attorney General Douglas for
Briefly stated the question in
volved is "Does the adoption of a
charter under the provisions of
Chapter 38 of the general laws of
1893 of itself change the govern
ment of a village into a city gov
ernment without any other act or
condition precedent," and this is
the question which Attorney
General Douglas will be called
upon to decide.
The organization as contem
plated under the charter plan has
given rise to considerable specu
lation and comment and has
aroused feeling in some quarj,
ters. Those directly responsible
for getting the matter up for
official consideration hold that it
is the most satisfactory plan of
organization and state that they
have no other interests in the
matter than to see the city organ
ized on a business-like basis and
one that will permit of a munici
pal government that will cover
all requirements and contingen
Attorney General Douglas'
opinion the matter will definite
ly decide the matter and will re
sult in the withdrawal of one of
the plans from consideration.
The charter commission named
in the petition now before the
district court is: Porter Nye,
E. L. Naylor, Fred Malzahn, Geo.
McTaggart, A. P. White, Fred
Rhoda, Earl Geil, J. P. Omich,
Edward Trask, Earl Carson, M.
D. Stoner, Matt Thome, O. M.
Skinvik, A. Gilmore, Wes Wright.
The Daily* Pioneer want col
umns are good result
Try them.
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 $i
Women's cashmere hose
Women's fleeced hose
Remember the j)lace at
Wants a Heap of Money.
Charles Burnell, the Indian
who is serving thirty days at the
county jail for being drunk last
night, is something of a charac
ter. Burnell is a North Dakota
Indian and has been traveling,
with a quack doctor and medicine
show as a sort of prodigy. In
the effete and aristocratic east he
was much honored for his long
hair and the interesting stories
the octor told about him but the
people of Northern Minnesota
were not so appricuitive. A short
time ago some white men found
him in an easy -condition and.
'singed his- hair nearly to the
scalp. He was rendered useless
for all purposes to the medicine
show and was forthwith dis
charged. He now states that as
soon, as it can be brought about
he will bring an action for $10,-
000 damages against the men
who burned his locks and his
Mass Every Sunday.
Father Murphy has been suc
ceeded in the pastorate of the
Catholic church at Cass Lake by
Eev. Father John Walsh, of Park
Rapids, who will be the first
resident priest at. Cass Lake.
Father Murphy now has the
missions at Turtle River and
Blackduck and the pastorate of
St. Phillips in this city. A meet
ing of the trustees will be held
Friday evening to decide whether
or not mass shall be held in this
city every Sunday. The question
will later be sumitted to the en
tire congregation.
Official Arm Broken.
Officer Brose is off duty at
present with a broken arm. Just
before he went off duty last night
Mr. Brose undertook a sprint
down the 'alley in the rear of
Miles saloon after a woodsman
who had been raising a distur
bance, when he stumbled and
fell with the result mentioned
above. Both bones of the fore
arm are broken. Mr. Brose is
one of the best men on the force
but he will be off duty for some
Sues For Divorce.
Attorney Henry Funkley, of
Blackduck, was in the city last
night on his way to Mcintosh,
where he went to take evidence
in the divorce case of Farstad vs.
Farstad. Anna Farstad, who
sues for the divorce, brings the
action on the grounds of cruel
and inhuman treatment., Mr.
Funkley will also take evidence
in the case of Julia Holte vs. John
Holte. The grounds in this case
are desertion. Mrs. Holte brings
the action.
Took a Ticker.
A lumberman at Jens Hanson's
saloon reported that he was
robbed of a valuable watch early
last evening. The man told the
police that he had been drinking
some and that somebody slipped
up behind him, took the watch
from his pocket and substituted
another. The bartender at the
place saw the transaction, but
thought it a joke of some sort and
said nothing until some time
after. The pickpocket made good
his escape.
Bridge Caught Fire.
The Great Northern bridge
across the Mississippi between
Lake Irvine and Lake Bemidji
was discovered to be on tire yes
terday afternoon. The discovery
was made by the Great Northern
section crew and the blaze was
promptly extinguished. It has
evidently caught from a spark or
coal dropped by the engine on
the afternoon passenger.
Ne Store! Ne Goods! Ne Values!
f,. $1.75
,$1.25, $1.75 and $3
...*t ag.js and 50c
15 and 25c
Wo claim that these arc the best values for the money ever sliovrn in this city. Give us a cull and lie convinced.
Children's fleeced vest and pants
Children's gray wool vest and pants
Children's camels hair vost and pants....
Children's cream all wool vest and pants
Children's wool hose
Children's cotton hose
Children's cotton fleeced hose
Children's gloves and mits.
Ladies' gloves and mits.
Roberts & Crawford Buy
4,460 Acres of Cedar
Land Today.
Sale One of Largest Ever Made in
ttie CountySale Price
$38,000 Cash.
One of the laagest sales of tim
ber lands ever made in Beltrami
county was brought to a conclu
sion this morning and by its pro
visions 4,460 acres of the best
ceder lands in the county and
sold to Crawford & Roberts for a
cash consideration which will be
nearly $38,000.
The Messrs. Cr wford and
Roberts are acting for a syndi
cate of Iowa capital who were
interested in the, possibilities of
the cedar lands in this section
some time ago and the purchase
makes them the largest holders
of cedar tracts in Northern Min
nesota. The deal has been pend
ing for some time and Mr. A. L.
Crawford returned this morning
from Grand Forks where all ar
rangements were completed with
President McCoy, of the Grand
Forks Lumber Company from
whom the land was purchased.
Most of the land purchased is
in Beltrami county twelve to
thirty miles distant from this
city. The purchase of the lands
was made only after the most
careful investigation by the
capital interested and only after
the entire advisability of the in
vestment was proven. The tracts
purchased include some of the
finest cedar Limber in the entire
Northwest, which will be taken
out for telephone and telegraph
poles and for fence posts and
other building material. Cedar
building stuff is always a staple
article on the market and the
new comnany will proceed at
once to get the timber out.
Back to Grand Forks.
Noble McCoy and a woman
whom he claims is his wife were
taken back to Grand Forks today
where they will answer to charges
of desertion and intrigue which
will be brought by McCoy's true
wife, whom he deserted and left
to care for a family of small
children. The couple left in the
custody of a deputy sheriff.
When the doors of the village
keep swung wide this morning
there were four in the ^proces
sion to Judge Skinvik's court.
All were drunk last night and
two very nervous this morning.
The court ordered three to vacate
the city forthwith and the fourth
paid a fine.
First and Only Catholic Bishop In
Helena, Mont., Nov. 4.Right Rev.
John Brondel, the first and only bishop
of the diocese of Helena and head of
the Catholic church in Montana, died
early in the day. Late at night the
bishop lapsed into unconsciousness
and never revived.
Father Victor Day of Helena, who is
placed temporarily in charge of the
affairs of the church in Montana, and
other priests of the diocese were at
the bedside when the end came.
Rev. Father Victor Day. who dur
ing the several absences of Bishop
Brondel has been in charge of the
diocese, will immediately become the
temporary head of the church in Mon
Next Door to First National Bank
Big Dynamo Starts Tonight.
When the machinery at the
electric light plant of Wartield
Bros, is set in motion tonight it
will start one of the most com
plete electric lighting plants in
the entire northwest. The new
dynamo has just been placed in
position and will be started for
the first time tonight. Mr. Tru
man Hibbard, of Minneapolis,the
designer of the dynamo, is in the
city to see it started. It is one
of the largest ever built by the
Electric Machinery company. A
representative of the Filer-Stow
ell company of Milwaukee is also
in the city to see the^ne*w.engi.e
started. All the lights that are
wired will be cut in as soon as
the necessary connections can be
Joy at Blackduck.
The announcement that the
sale of the pine on the Indian
reservations may be held up and
that prominent lumbermen are
interesting themselves in bring
ing this condition about is re
ceived with the greatest enthusi
asm at Blackduck. The sale of
the pine will mean that there will
not be as much logging done in
the vicinity of Blackduck this
winter as ordinarily as the lum
bermen have but five years to
get the timber out and they will
be pressed for time in many in
stances to get the timber out.
Buys Saloon.
John Mettel, the well known
Farris hotel man, was in the city
yesterday on business. Mr.
Mettel has a nice business at
Farris and has recently pur
chased the saloon business of
Hugh Mcintosh. He says Far
ris is well up in the forefront
with the progressive towns of
this section. Mr. Mettel was for
two years clerk of court of Wa
dena county and is a democrat of
the staunchest type.
To obtain the best and quickest
results, use the Daily Pioneer
want column.
here for
5c and up
20c and up
25c and up
25c and up
20, 25, .-,5 and 40c
.1 0, 15. 25 and 35c
12 1-2, 20 and 25c
Genuine St. George Kersey Overcoats in gray,
black and blue, body fitting or
full back
Tweed Overcoats in plaids, stripes and broken
checks, actual 20 Overcoats, advertised as
bargains at S"20.
The New Rain Overcoats, heavy fabrics, Im
ported Scotch Tweeds, entirely new dj**
'shades, really worth $20, for tjJ/lO
Fur Lined Coats
Woodsman Drinks Red Liquor and
Is in a Heap of
When Bert Myer, who has
been having a several day ses
sion with the vitroline, came to
his senses at the city jail this
morning he found himself in
enough trouble for several ordin
ary men. He was charged with
the larceny of a Winchester at
Funkley, vit having furnished
liquor to Charles Burnell and
Mamie Kamond,two Indians who
were passengers to this city
from Blackduck last night and
with having been drunk and dis
orderly. Meyer is an all around
bad man when he has been
drinking and yesterday he
gave the Northern Pacific
train crew no end of trouble.
There were several passengers
on the train coming down from
Blackduck yesterday and Myer
got on at Blackduck. He plied
the Indians with liquor and be
came quite beside himself. He
said a number of things that
would be entirely out of place in
any of Louisa M. Alcott's charm
ing books for the young and after
a set to with the train crew in
which he was badly worsted was
finally subsided. He was im
mediately arrested upon his ar
rival in this city and this morn
ing pleaded guilty to a charge of
larceny and went to the county
jail for sixty days. Judge Skin
vik did it. The Indians were up
for d'runkeness and will serve
thirty days. The U. S. author
ities are expected to take a hand
Why is it that Daily Pioneer
want ads bring such good results?
This is the day when people are
looking for big returns from
small investments. You are as
sured good returns if you useiture
our want column.
Money Always Cheerfully Refunded
$15 $15
The Best Suit Stock
for Me
and Young Me
The Unrivaled
Overcoat Headquarters
HUNDREDS of Overcoats at $10, $12
$15 that we insist and will gladly
prove to be the strongest values, the
most brilliant display and the most
successful showing of Overcoats ever
placed before the public in Bemidji.
Give them consideration.
Sanford Dodge and a strong
supporting company presented
Don Caeser De Bazan to a fair
business at tho city opera house
last night. The piece was well
staged and capably rendered and
Mr. Dodge is an actor far be
yond the requirements of Don
Caesar and will not be seen at his
best until this evening in "Ham-
let." The piece is all that is
claimed for it, however, and its
presentation could not have been
more capable than at the hands
of Mr. Dodge and his excellent
company last night. As Don
Caesar, the spendthrift Spanish
nobleman, generous to a fault,
accomplished as a soldier and
withal a character of the heroic
stripe Mr. Dodge was superb.
The part does not call for his
strongest efforts, but it gives his
friends an opportunity to see
him in a role that calls for con
siderable versatility which is al
ways forthcoming. Miss Zella
Zee Leslie as Maritana,the gypsy
girl, was all that could be de
sired, and her efforts contributed
in no small measure to the en
joyment of the piece last night.
The supporting company is
strong. Tonight the Dodge com
pany presents "Hamlet." Al
most everybody is familiar with
the piece, with the character,
logic and beauty of its quaint
Shakesperian lines and with the
strong situations in which the
piece abounds. Mr. Dodge will
be seen at his best tonight.
"Hamlet" affords him ample
scope for the full exercise of his
exceptional ability and all those
who appreciate the legitimate
drama have in store a rare treat
in tonight's event.
The smallest want ad is care
fully read each day by hundreds
of people. A few cents'expend
puts you in close touch with
those hundreds.
The Largest
Unfinished Worsteds, Gold Silk Mixed, Clay
Worsted Lining, Silk Topped Overcoats, very
heavy, worth $18,
Sodute Overcoats, made from serviceable and
rich Kersey, finely lined, in all
sizes, at
Extra heavy All Wool Kersey and Frieze
Overcoats, a splendid make,
worth $15, for
$12 $10
Exclusive Showing of
Stein-Bloch a.r\d
a. Kvippenheirner & Co.'s
vjnlversadly known
a.s the
Best Clothes
in existence

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