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WOMA N Mrs. 0. C. J. Thomas Heir to a Large Estate in England. HAS BEEN PRACTICLYfi. OSTE- OPATHIC PHYSICIAN Her Grandfather an English No bleman Who Severed Family Ties Many Years Ago. Dr. O. C. J. Thomas, an os teopathic physician, who has been practicing in Bemidji for the past, few weeks, lias "decided toT*enTove from Bemidji and to abandon the profession of medi cine since a letter she received this morning from a cousin at Buffialo, New York, has informed her that she is one of four heirs to an estate of one hundred thou sand pounds in England. Dr. Thomas is a Minneapo lis lady. She will at once leave for Minneapolis and in a few days will go to the old family home in New York to make arrangements to settle her share of the estate in which she has just been noti fied she was an heir. Connected with the rather re markable windfall there is an in teresting story. Dr. Thomas' grandfather was a gentleman named Brower, a son of one of the proudest families of English nobility, whose family ties be came entranged through a mar riage to which his father object ed. He came to America and settled at Niagara Falls. His father settled an annuity upon him but the breach between the son and his family was never-j reconciled. He built and con ducted for many years the Clif ton house one of the best known hotels on the American side of the Niagara River at Niagara Falls. His several children were reared and educated at the fami ly home and at some of the best schools in the state. One of these was the mother of Mrs. Thomas. Before his death which occurred after that of his wife and very suddenly as the result of a stroke of palsy he manifested a desire to tell to his children something that his en feebled condition never made it possible for him to relate. The family secret had been well kept. He had never discussed it with even his most intimate friends. He seldom if ever talked of his old home in England and then only in the most guarded man ner. His peculiar action just before his death led his relatives to in vestigate with the result that after years of work the history of his early life, which his pride had kept him from revealing was discovered, In the meantime the family in England had died without heirs and the estate was taken into the courts for settle ment. An English attorney who had the matter in charge has for years been endeavoring to locate the heirs of the only son who had come to America and they were finally discovered. He came to America a short time ago and is now at Buffalo prepared to con vey the property. Since coming to Bemidji Mrs. Thomas has made many friends and none will envy her the good forture which has come to her. Her share of the estate will be in the neighborhood of $50,000. Suit For Wages. Attorney Holston. of Crooks ton, went through the city last night on his way toGrand Rapids, where he will prosecute a suit for wages brought by Genuf Johnson, a prominent "Fisher farmer, against George L.Dewey, a Grand Rapids lumberman. Johnson had several teams at work for Dewey, and the final wage settlement brought on a dispute which will now be aired in the district court of Itasca county. PRODUC E HIGH Eggs and Butter at Top Notch Prices in Bemidji as Elsewhere. The local produce market which has been soaring skyward for 'some time has reached a point that is occasioning the thrifty housewives of Bemidji some anxiety. Eggs are worth thirty cents a dozen on the local mar ket this morning and many of the stores do not have them for sale at that figure. Prime but ter brings alike figure. Several of the city hotels have suspended the practice of serving eggs with meat orders as formerly for 25 cents per meal and an additional five cents is tacked on the check at all the restaurants when the patron's order includes eggs. Local merchants report that it is quite difficult to secure either eggs or butter. But little is marketed locally and the com mission houses of the city are unable to supply half the orders they are receiving from outside points. In all this there is a les son to the Beltrami county farmer. It pays to keep cows and chickens. START HAULIN S. A. Gray Co. Lands First Logs of Winter at Rice River Spur Monday. George Scott, superintendent for the S. A. Gray Company, who have in five camps near Solway and intend to put in about 25,000,- 000 during the present winter was in the city last night. Mr. Gray had just come in from the camps near Solway, where he reports work progressing nicely at present. The Gray company has in three camps and began hauling Monday of this week. Their legs are being landed at the Rice River spur and hauled from there to Akeley? Haul ing was started from three camps Monday. The hauls from the other two camps must be made across lakes and cannot be begun until the ice is strong enough to bear up the heavy logging sleighs when loaded. He Wanted a Drink. Ever since the Pioneer has been in its present quarters the paper has had trouble with the customers of other people. Its present home was formerly oc cupied by the Bemidji Mercan tile Company, and any number of people have recently tried to market butter, eggs, hides, hair and tallow at the office. All this the office force has carefully and painstakingly endured but the climax came this afternoon when a woodsman in an intoxicated condition came in and askedto be served with a drink. In view of these occurences the paper feels that it is called upon for an announcement. It will take wood, side saddles, lath, lime, hair and caramels on subscrip tion, and is open to almost any kind of a square business propo sition but until s*uch time as the office can secure a government license at least and be convinced that there is money in the bus iness it must refrain from the dispensing of strong drink. Cash Register Stolen. The cash register in the hotel office at the Lakeshore hotel of Ole Anderson was stolen by sneak thieves last night. It was found this morning lying outside the hotel. The bottom had been broken in with an axe and the register was damaged to an ex tent which renders it useless and beyond repair. The thieves secured about a dollar and a half in small change. The Best in the World Dr. J. W. Hamilton, of San Fran cisco, CaL, says "I have sold War ner's White Wine of Tar Syrup for years. It is the best cough medicine in the world, and has no equal for asthma." LOCAL WEIGHTS AN MEASURES Thrifty and Observing House wife Threatens to Start an Investigation. ARE NO IT O STANDARD PRESCRIBED BY LA W Statement That They Have Been "Fixed*' in Several Cases Arouses Much Interest. A thrifty Bemidji housewife who claims to have discovered a wide descrepancy in the prevail ing system of local weights and measures is causing something of a sensation at present by threat ening to have the matter investi gated. The lady claims that she has been taking careful note for some time of the weights and measures in several places in the city, has bought goods at one place and weighed them at an other and has discovered a start ling descrepancy between the scales of several business houses. The charge is also made that in some instances at least scales have been tampered with to re sult in an increased revenue to retailers. Several prominent retailers seen by the Pioneer this morning treat the matter very lightly. They say that the complaint is one that is made periodically by "crank" patrons. The law gov erning weights and measures is too stringent in its provisions to make it commendable or worth while for even the most unscrupu lous business man to adopt any such tactics as are charged by the indignant housewife. It is possible that the lady may have received short weight at one or more places through a defective scale, but the charge that a regu larly organized graft along that line has been successfully prac ticed for some time is far fetched and without foundation it is said. From an Ohio Minster. Rev. G. W. Hagants, of Clyde Ohio says: "I have used Dr. Warner's White Wine of Tar Syrup for sore throat, weak lungs, cough, cold, and any diseases of the kind it surpasses all other remedies. Many thanks to tbe doctor for his valuable remedy." Daily Pioneer want ads are a success. Try them. KNIGHTS O MEET District Meeting of Knights of Pythias at Grand Rapids Next Week. A district meeting of the Knights of Pythias will be held at Grand Rapids on Thursday of next week and a large delegation from the local lodge plans to at tend. There will be work in all the ranks by the Grand Rapids lodge and delegations from nearly all of the Knights of Pythias lodges in the northern part of the state are expected to be pres ent. The session of the local lodge last night drew out the largest attendance of the present season. Next Tuesday evening there will be work in the first rank and every member is re quested to be present as well as all visiting members of the order in the city. Foresters Elect. Court No. 1294, Catholic Order of Foresters, elected officers at its regular meeting last night frDov as follows: Chief RangerP. J. Russel. V. C. R.Matt Mayer. P. C. R.R. J. Fenton. TreasurerMatt Thome. Delegate to Stae Convention at New UlmMatt Mayer. We All Kinds of Tin and Iron Work Pump Steam and Water Pipe Repairing a Specialty NE W TOW N A. R. Button, to Plat One in Big Fork Country in Near Future. A. R. Button, the well known land locater, who is in the city from the Big Fork country, an nounces his intention of platting a new town in the Big Fork country adjoining the present town of Big Falls .on the Rainy river. It will front on the river for a distance of about half a mile and will have a fine location. Mr, Button will be accompanied in on the trip the last of the week by Senator Swedback and a sur veyor. Mr. Swedback has re cently acquired some property in the vicinity of Big Falls and goes up to look it over. Description Did Not Tally. The description given by Mrs. Joseph Ellis while in a trance last week under hypnotic influence, of the burglars who entered the store of I. B. Olson,does not tally with the two small boys arrested for the depradation. Mrs. Ellis' announcement that while under hypnotic influence she had seen the crime committed created something of a sensation last week. ALL LADIES' HATS AT 2 0 SEVERSON'STA vwTwvwwwwvwrT'r'ri'vvwT HARDWARE a PHONE 2 5 0 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^A.^ "If you want to know what smartly dressed men are wearing this season, ask to see Stein-BIoch Clothes." Hundreds of Wise Men or better craftsmen are employed, and they know by actual experience that the results cannot be surpassed. Suits and Overcoats, $10 Upward in this town who know how to dress just right, now laugh at the custom tailors and their antiquated methods and high prices. They know that the scientific Stein- Bloch wholesale tailoring of smart clothes has reached and passed the standard heretofore believed attainable only by the high-priced custom tailors they know that the same quality and a greater variety of patterns in Woolens and Worsteds are used they know that as good WOLVES PLENTY Several Hunters Plan to Put in Winter Looking for Them at Nary. Gray wolves and brush coyotes are said to be more numerous in this vicinity during the present winter than for many years. They are frequently killed by woodsmen and some very hand some specimens have lately been brought toTaxidermist Buenther to be mounted. In the vicini ty of Nary no less than a dozen have been killed in the past few weeks. Two young men from Nary were in town this morning outfitting to hunt them. They took out a number of traps and plan to put in considerable of their spare time during the win ter in hunting them. A woods man traversing an old tote road in the vicinity of the Lillibridge camps at Kelliher came .on a pack of six who had pulled down a wounded moose and were devour ing the carcass. They desisted from their repast long enough to regard him with curiosity but did not move away from the road. Subscribe for The Pioneer. FOR THIS WEEK NEXT DOOR TO FIRST NATIONAL BANK We Make Everything in Hot and Gold Water Tanks Hot Water Boilers Chimney Jackets Sinks, Etc.