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4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 $500 Worth of Children's TOYS Just Received! W I Our Overcoat SALE has so far been a great success, and is still going on. One-third Off on All OVERCOATS including all the most prominent makes, such as H. S. & M. Sturm, Mayer & Co. Lowenstein & Co. Ederheimer, Stein & Co., etc. Every coat is guaranteed as to"quality and make, and they are all tliis season's productions. THE DISCOUNT is given on the price originally put on the coats when placed in stock, and none of the prices have been tampered with. Note the Following Prices: $ 5.00 for an Overcoat sold at$ 7.50 6.66 8.00 10.00 12.00 13.33 16.67 20.00 do do do do do do do do do do do do do do Money Refunded on All Goods Not Satisfactory. The Daylight Store. HELPFUL HOLIDA HINTS WE BUY OU FURNITURE IN CAR LOAD LOTS You Save Difference in Freight E. L. NAYLOR, FURNITURE LICENSED EMBALMER AND UNDERTAKER BEMIDJI, MINN. The Lesson of the Past For eight years we have been telling of the wonderful future of Bemidji. Man have been unbeliev ing. They have lost fortunes. Every year proved our prediction many times over. Bemidji will one day be a great city, and townsite lots, now to be had cheap, will be worth big money. Bu now. Bemidji Townsite & Improvement Co. JOHN GIBBONS, Local Agent. 10.00 12.00 15.00 18.L? 20.1? 25.2J 30.2-2 ^^^^^i^^^.^^ Notice OurWindow Display of ART PICTURES Just the Thing! A Hint for the Future I I i WHAT SHE CALLED IT. Little Girl's Definition Not at All a Bad One. Margaret is still a few months un der 3 years of age. but she is old enough te--Ire observant and to put |wo and two together. For a good part of her short life her father has been away from home, and she has more familiarity, therefore, with let ters and letter writing, probably, than most little girls. She had never been permitted to use ink, but had often watched the ohler ones writing 'v.ith it and using the blotter. The other day she was writing as usual with a pencil, or making the marks on the paper which she calls writing, when, she' saw a blotter lying on the desk out of her reach. Of course she wanted it, but she did not know the name of it. She thought about it a little, and then said, "Dad dy, give me that please." "Give you what?" asked her father. She pointed a fat finger at the- blot- ter and replied, "Give me that inH. nap- kin."Harper's Magazine. SAID THINGS TO HIMSELF. New York Policeman Lost Car Fare and Had to Walk. "The direst strait I was ever in in my life," said Timothy J. Campbell, "was one day recently when I was in a hurry on Broadway. I had walked a few blocks from my office when I thought I'd take a car. 1 put my hands in my pockets and found I'd left my wallet behind me. However, a 10-cent piece showed up in my vest pocket. I was just about stepping off the side walk toward a car when the dime fell out of my hand. It fell near an old man who was selling tape measures. A young fellow corning along, thinking the old man had dropped the dime, handed it to him. He pocketed it quickly. "Did you claim the dime?" Tim was asked. "Not on your life. I hustled along on my journeyon foot, mind you saying strong words about things gen erally as I went on."New York Press. Pauper Lunatics In Britain. Steadily for the last ten years the number of certified pauper lunatics in the British isles has been rising. Similarly suicide is increasing all over the country. Turn to the physical form and the tale is the same. Army recruits show worse teeth to the ex amining medical officers every year. It has just been found necessary to lower the standard of height, weight and chest measurement to a degree which is quite indeiinite. With all modern athleticism there is still a definite tendency to increased insanity and to physical degeneration in Great Britain at the present day. 160 Pag'es- 3 2 in color which is more than there is in some of the 25-cent and 35-cent magazines. 12 SKort Stories all by clever writers: Maurice Hew lett, W A. Fraser, Arthur Stringer, Richard Le Gallienne, Stephen Bon sal, and others. 8 0 Illustrations by the best artists with brush, pen and camera. 10 Portraits of Beautiful Women of the stage This feature alone sells thousands of copies each month. (B36) BI PIN E SAL E A CAS S LAK E Many Big Lumbermen Pres ent to Bid for Reserva tion Timber NEARLY ALL TRACTS ARE O LEECH LAKE RESERVATION Sale Will Be Attended by-Com missioner Richards of Gener al Land Office. The big sale of reservation pine which has boon anticipated with interest for some time by lum bermen generally occurs today at Cass Lake The tracts to befirst sold are for the most part on the Leech Lake reservation and there are a number of the most promi nent lumbermen in tho state rep resented at the sale. In all there will be almost ~2o-h- 407,500 feet of white and Norway pine disposed of. The greater part of_thia.is.iu the vicinity of Walker and north but there are several small tracts near Cass Lake. At a late hour last night the hope was still cherished that the sale would be hold up by an injunction* but the department of tho interior isjjon record with a very conclusive statement to the effect that this cannot bo ac complished. Many lumbermen, however, are not pleased with the conditions that have been prescribed in getting out the timber and it is known that they have exerted every effort to have a stay in the proceedings. it is even said that although the sale may occur tomorrow, the gener al land office may be compelled to hold up ttoe bids after they have been accepted and forward ed. This hope is for the most The METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE for December Cleanwholesomeclever fictiongood storiesdescriptive articles of intense interestthe finest there is in illustrationprinted on the finest papera maga- zine of literary merit and pictorial excellence. No fraudulent advertising accepted. 200,000 Copie are necessary to meet the demand for December. Some of the recent numbers were entirely exhausted, and not one re-order from the News Co. could be filled. part founded on legal technicali ties, however, and the opinion of the more conservative is that it will fall far short of realization. Nearly every large lumber con cern in the sta'e is represented at the sale today. The govern ment officials expect the sale to it a sum which will be in tho near neighborhood of $1,000,000. b.-ut there are many kmV^e'rrtKni who say that they will be disap pointed when the bids are opened as under the condition obtaining in offering tho timber for sale a large price cannot be expec ted. Commissioner Richards of the general land office at Washington is in atlond'UK'e at the sale to gether with Judge J. 1. Parker and George P. Dollock, chief of one of the departments of the interior. The sealed bid method will be tried at tho sale today for thef time. Bids will bo received up'to the opening of the sale in sealed envelopes accompanied by twenty per cent of the purchase price, of the bid in the form of a certified check The bids Will be opened and numbered ami the highest will be recommended for acceptance. ^OLD THEF While In taxi rated John Lowe Robs Ihimmys in Front of Third Street Stojres. While intoxicated lust night John Lowe, a woodsman, who is quite well known about tho city stole two overcoats from the duuimy display frames in front of Blooston's and Q-Lea-r-y A: Bowser's. Lowe took the coat from the Blooston dummy first. He carried the dummy between the buildings and took the coat from the frame. He then pro ceeded to Dudley's place on Min nesota avenue and disposed of it i 'tAf^Mm WM C0DDINGT0 IS INDICTED Big Fork Claim Owner Must Answer For Murder of Henry Kehring. SELF DEFENSE WILL BE HIS PLEA FOR ACQUITTAL Judge Spooner Will Sit in Case Which Promises to be Very Interesting. William Coddington, who was indicted yesterday by the grand jury of Itasca county on a charge murder in the first degree for the killing of Henry Kehring last August, will be put on trial next Tuesday in the district court in Grand Rapids. He will be de haded by \V. J. Stephenson, of Duluth. The trial is expected to bring forth some sensational develop moots and will attract great at tention in Northern Minnesota. Judge Spooner will preside, while County Attorney George pii. Spear will prosecute the case: 1 Coddington will bo defended by Mr. Stephenson, who will be as sisted by M. H. McMahon, of Duluth. Attorney Stephenson will try I to prove that Coddington shot and killed Kehring in self de fense, while the state will try to prove that the murder was pre meditated. Public opinion is divided Thirty and forty wit nesses will be sworn'. Coddington and Kehring had lived on adjacent claims in tho Big D\rk \alley, 40 miles north of Bona, Cor two years. COdding ton, who is 38 years old and un married, lived on his claim with [his fat Ian-, P. .1. Coddington, (formerly of Chicago: Kehring was a German, 5$ years old, and was married to a woman many years his senior. The dispute between the men arose over a bill for $7 which Coddington owed Mrs. Kehring. Kehring is said to have threatened to shoot Coddington unless the bill was paid. To get to his home Cod dington had to take a road that ran through Kehring's claim, and on August il last, while Cod dington was driving home, Kehr ing is said to have threatened him, pointing a revolver at his head. As he was driving home the next day, Coddington was sur prised by Kehring, who. out of some bushes by c. side and advanced on nE a drawn revolver-. ^Mt bolted and Coddington anrt Winchester were thrown to the ground. While he lay on the ground Kehring approached him, who warned his assailant to halt. Kehring advanced and Codding ton tired one shot that took effect in Kehring's arm. Then when Kehring did not stop, Codding ton jumped to Ins feet and tired two more shots, both of which struck Kehring in the chest and penetrated his lungs, killing him ipstantly. Coddington at once 1 surrendered t the authorities and has been in jail ever since. for a dollar and returns to O'Loary & Bowser's to steal an other coat. Mr. O'Leary cau ght him in the act and turned him over to the police. Lowe was in police court this morning on a charge of drunkenness. When arrested last night he had four live chickens in his pocket and this morning he was unable to tell where they came from. He was sent up for thirty days. "The latest fashion in men's trousers is to have them extreme ly wide and loose about the hips. The narrower the head, the wid er the trousers" declares the the Barnesville Record-Herald in a fashion note.