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The daily pioneer. [volume] (Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minn.) 1903-1904, November 05, 1903, Image 4

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Considerable Property Loss
Occasioned by Fire This
Several Dwelling Houses Con
sumed and City Jail
Fire was discovered in the
livery barn of Nelson Bros, at
Baglev at about 3 o'clock this
morning and before it could be
extinguished the barn and several
dwelling houses adjoining had
been burned to the ground and
the city jail badly damaged.
The fire is supposed to have
had its origin in the hay loft and
the supposition is that some one
had crawled up in the hay to
sleep and that a spark from a
pipe or something of the sort had
given it origin. It had gained
good headway when discovered
and the livery barn, a frame
structure, burned rapidly and
spread the blaze to adjoining
dwelling houses. ^~7L cow and
three head of horses were burned
in the barn together with several
buggies, cutters and several sets
of harness and a quantity of feed.
The loss will be considerable and
was not covered by insurance.
The equipment of the fire de
partment at Bagley consists of a
gasoline engine outfit and there
was considerable difficulty in get
ting it to work this morning.
Only by the hardest work was
the fire kept from spreading to
adjoining buildings.
The jail also caught fire but
this was saved. There were four
prisoners in it when the fire was
discovered and these are being
taken care of at a hotel at present.
The property loss will be sev
eral thousand dollars and the
greater part of it is not covered
by insurance.
Blackduck's Opera House.
P. H. McGarry, of Walker,
passed through the city last
night on his way to Blackduck,
where he goes to look after his
interests. Mr. McGarry will
take steps while at Blackduck to
have the dining room in the hotel
Teepeetonka fixed up for an
opera house. A stage will be
put in, additional supports put
under the floor and the house
fixed up in first class shape. A.
T. Wheelock of this city will be
the manager.
Hunters Begin to Arrive.
The van guard of the army of
hunters who will be present in
this section of the country when
the hunting season opens has be
gun to arrive. A large party of
Iowa gentlemen left this morning
to establish camp and get com
fortably settled in the woods
north of this city before the
season opens and from this time
till the last ten days of the season
there will be parties arriving
Barked at the Moon.
There was only one man at the
city jail this morning. He was
found in an intoxicated condition
last night, barking at the moon,
according to the tale of one of ihe
officers. He told a straight hard
luckstory,however substantiated
it by convincing evidence, and
was allowed to go his way unmo
Effort to Discourage Crookston
Young People in Coming to Be
midji For a Time.
If the efforts of the police de
partment avail anything Bemidji
will not be so popular a resort
for Crookston young people who
are out for a good time in the
future, as it has been for some
time past. Last week a party of
four from Crookston were in'
police court and paid fines for
disorderly conduct and last night
Chief of. Police Bailey nipped an
other adventure in the bud and
badly frightened all the partici
pants, four in number. Mr.
Bailey was informed that two
couples' of young people from
Crookston had taken apartments
at a down town hotel, had pulled
several corks and were indulging
in diversions which are contrary
to an ordinance governing the
peace and dignity of the village
of Bemidji. Mr. Bailey investi
gated and found that his worst
fears were probably true. The
young ladies fell to sobbing
violently when the officers put in
an appearance and one of the
men, who says he is a son of a
prominent business man at Crook
ston, put up a strenuous plea
for clemency. If his father found
it out, he said there would be
nothing doing for him in the
bosom of the family for some
time and withal he was so elo-1
quent and convincing that after
a round roasting and a promise
to get out of town immediately
no action was taken. Chief of
Police Bailey says they seem to
have an idea at Crookston that
they can come to this city and
behave just about as they do in
Zulu land, but he is determined
that they will be disappointed in
the future and would be just as
wall satisfied if they would stay
at home.
Interest in Reservation Lands.
Crookston Journal: When the
doors of the U. S. land office
opened for business this morning
a crowd that had filled the corri
dor at the head of the stairs im
mediately filled the room, and all
were anxious inquirers concern
ing the chances for getting some
of the land to be opened for set
tlement Nov. 10. Register Peter
son and Receiver George togeth
er with the clerks did all possible
to enlighten them concerning the
lands that will become subject to
entry, handing them lists show
ing the location and instructing
them concerning the rules under
which the lan^s must be settled.
Many seek advice concerning the
better practice as to filing or set
tlement, but this is a point on
which no suggestion or advice is
Is Mr. Earhuff Innocent?
The indications are that Mr.
H. C. Earhuff, who was supposed
to be one of a party of two very
clever forgers who have been
operating in this vicinity and a
short time ago succeeded in in
ducing Landlord Hannafin to
cash a bogus check for $50, may
be entirely innocent of the charge
and simply the tool of B. P.
Stanley. It is now developed
that Earhuff is a traveling sales
man for a St. Paul house who
handle pianos and organs. He
has endorsed several checks for
Stanley and the one which he en
dorsed in this city will be sent in
to his house at St. Paul for pay
Next Door to First National Bank
Dry Goods Notions Uuderwear Hosiery
President Lyon,of Burlington
Lumber Conpany,Talks of
Bemidji's Future.
Bemidji Bound to be One of the
Best Towns in Northern
M. C. Lyon, of Burlington,
Iowa, president of the Burling
ton Lumber Co., who is in the
city, is a firm beleiver in the fu
ture of Bemidji. Mr. Lyon is one
of the pioneer lumbermen of the
northwest and has' been in the
business practically all his life.
Forty odd years ago he started
in Wisconsin. He has seen some
of the greatest pine forests in
the country disappear and his
years of experience have given
him ample opportunity to watch
the evolution of a lumbering
country from its first step of de
velopment to the present time.
Mr. Lyon has been in northern
Minnesota more or less for the
past fifteen or twenty years and
is well familiar with every foot of
land in this immediate section.
The first time he visited Bemidji
he walked in from Park Rapids
with some of his cruisers before
the railroad had reached Park
Rapids and when the birch bark
cabin of Chief Bemidji near the
Mississippi river was the only
sign of settlement in this vicinity.
Mr. Lyon says that northern
Minnesota as a lumbering coun
try is the most picturesque he
has ever seen but the bulk of the
best pine timber will be taken
out before five more years he
says. Regarding the statement
that lumbermen were interesting
themselves in having the sale of
pine on the reservations held up
Mr. Lyon says that there is some
truth in it but does not care to
predict just what th outcome
will be.
Speaking of the future of Be
midji after the pine is gone Mr.
Lyqn says: "You will always
have a good town here. Fifty
years from now Bemidji will be
one of the first cities in northern
Minnesota and its growth will be
steady for the next fifteen years
or more perhaps. Then perhaps
there will be a lull. That is the
history of lumbering towns.
Then people will come in and you
will be surprised to see the fine
farms they will have in this sec
tion. Long after the pine is gone
there will be work in the woods
here. Small mills will come in,
box factories and other indus
tries, just as they have in Wis
consin in the country where the
best timber has been taken out.
Every stick of timbor that will
make any kind of an imaginable
board will be taken off. T'hen
the farmer will come in. But
aside from all this Bemidji has
other possibilities which perhaps
your people do not appreciate.
You have one of the most beauti
ful spots in the northwest for a
summer resort. All of North
Dakota could be induced to spend
its summer vacations here with
a little judicious advertising. It
will always be a center and the
cutting of the pine does not mean
the finish of Bemidji by any
Mr. Lyon will be in the city for
several days. He has a force of
cruisers at work in this vicinity,
and is negotiating for the pur
chase of some pine- north of this
iChief of Police Bailey Nips a
Suicide in the Embryo
Stage Last Night.
Anna Desmond, awoman of the
town, notorious through this sec
tion, tired of the gay life of the
tenderloin yesterday and decided
that she would commit suicide,
and but for the prompt action of
Chief of Police Bailey would no
doubt have brought to a tragic
conclusion a life that has been re
plete with gaudy incident for the
past several years.
The Desmond woman came
down town yesterday.afternoon
and bought a bottle of laudanum
and was returning to her rooms
to take it, when Chief Bailey
learned of her purchase and
stopped her to investigate. He
found the poison and upon ques
tion the woman, learned her in
tention. The laudanum was con
fiscated, a man who had some
trouble with Anna was had in the
presence of the police, both sides
of the story were told and the
couple were promptly escorted
to the Great Northern depot and
made to .sret out of town.
Well Policed Town.
Bemidji may have a bad repu
tation throughout this section of
thecountiw," said a well known
traveling man at tie Markham
last night, "but it is nevertheless
one of the best policed towns in
the country. When it is consid
ered that your officers have an
element to look after who are
prolific of incident and trouble at
all times the fact is evident that
they are entitled to a. very great
deal of credit for their efficiency.
I think that the police depart
ment in Bemidji is to be compli:
mented on being the best in the
country- and everybody who trav
els about the country and is fa
miliar with conditions says the
same thing."
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,
here for
Th& New Rain Overcoats, heavy fabrics. Im
ported Scotch IVeeds, entirely new
shades, really^worth $20, for
Fur Lined Coats
Frank Synder Tells of Florida
But Likes Bemidji Best
After All.
Register of Deeds Matt Phibbs
has received a letter from Frank
Snyder who is spending the win
ter in Florida, which tells of the
Florida country in Mr. Snyder's
interesting fashion. Mr. Snyder
likes the climate but says Pen
sacola is an uninteresting city
and one of the dirtiest places
in the world. Mr. Snyder says
the southern people don't like
to work and this feature of life
in the south quite agrees "with
him. The Snyder party w^ere in
a wreck on the Louisville & Nash
ville near Memphis on the night
of October 24, but fortunately
sustained no injury. It is also
the opinion of the writer that
there is more doing in Bemidji in
one day than there is in -all
Florida in a week, but he promi
ses to write his best impressions
in another letter.
Long Time Separated.
Street Commissioner John F.
Pogue is anticipating a visit from
a brother whom he has not seen
for twenty-three years. The
gentleman's name is Newton
Pogue and his home is at Medary
ville, Ind. He will spend several
days with Mr. Pogue in this city
and when the two brothers shake
hands upon the arrival of the
Great Northern passenger to
night it will be for the first time
since they were boys together at
their old home in Indiana. For
twenty-two years each was ig
norant of the whereabouts of the
other. J. F. Pogue came west
first. Later his brother located
in Kansas. Last year Mr. Pogue
advertisedinliis home newspaper
to find the whereabouts of his
brother and was successful in
locating him.
Money Always Cheerfully Refunded
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placed before the public in Bemidji.
Give them consideration.
George D. Sweet's elaborate
production of the melodrama "A
Messenger Boy" comes to the
City Opera House Friday night.
"A Messenger Boy" is replete
with strenuous action. It has a
heavy, in the French that is
one of the best things that has
ever been seen in Bemidji and
has a specialty program-that in
troduces some very clever talent.
Mr. Sweet as Grit,the mesLenger
boy, is superb. He has a voice
like Chauncey Olcott and his
singing is one of the best things
in the piece. All the newT
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Extra heavy All Wool Kersey and Frieze
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latest songs will be heard in the
specialty program The :nnaskv
is one of the strong features of
the piece. Among the other
songs that will be new to Bemid
ji are "A Rag Time Chinaman,"
Chauncey Olcott's latest hit "My
Irish Queen," the soulful ballad,
"Wait,"and Sam Hood's great rag
song, "Bowery Sweethearts.''
Mr. Sweet carries his own band
and orchestra. See the street
parade at noon and hear some of
the best band men in the busi-"
Townsite of Beaudette.
Judge Spooner has filed a de
claratory statement of the entry
of the townsite of Beaudette in
the northern part of Beltrami
county. The entry is made un
der the provisions of a recent
act of congress in accordance
with a petition from residents of
that section, which provides that
the patent for the land is held in
trust by the judge of the district
courts Beaudette is a thriving
town already. It has several
saloons, a number of stores and
other industries and will in time
perhaps be one of the best towns
between Bernidji and the Cana
dian line.
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