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I WEN O TH
Complicated Case in Which
Local Men Are Interested
Heard at Duluth.
RIVAL CLAIMS TO PROPERTY OF
D. Stoner Interested to Extent
of $4,500 as a Creditor of
Deputy Sheriff John Bailey
and M. D. Sterner returned this
morning from Duluth where
they have been during the past
week on business before the term
of the United States district
court now in session. Sheriff
Thos. Bailey and M. D. Stoner
are the defendants in an action
started by a Superior man named
Lorttte, involving the title to the
property of a lumberman named
Crotdeau, who operated cedar
camps in the vicinity of Black
duck last winter and whose
affairs finally arrived at such a
condition that he was compelled
to leave "Blackduek between two
Crotdeau took a contract to get
out some cedar near Blackduek
last winter from M. D. Stoner.
He spent most of his time in
right tackles with the flowing
bowl and early in the spring left
Blackduek. He owed for labor and
other incidentals $3,000, which
Mr. Stoner was compelled to pay
to clear himself in the matter.
He then attached the logging out
fit and the conveyance of the
property was duly made under
execution by Sheriff Bailey.
Shortly after this Lefitte turned
up at West Superior and claimed
to be a creditor of Crotdeau. He
presents a mortgage duly exe
cuted covering all the property
given in consideration of a loan of
$2,500 advanced to Crotdeau.
The mortgage bears a date prior
to the claims of Mr. Sooner and
the case he brings is to establish
his right as a mortgagee
Attorney E. E. McDonald rep
resents Sheriff Bailey and Mr.
Stoner in the matter. The tak
ing of evidence required some
time. The case went to the jury
this morning and Mr. Stoner
says it was ably handled though
out by Mr. McDonald and he has
every reason to believe that he
^ill be given the verdict.
Where Did They Get It?
The usual session of the police
court this morning evolved a
conumdrum. -There were two
drunks up. Both testified that
they had been broke for some
time. Now Judge Skinvik says
the question is where did they
get it. Both had a load of poles
that establishes a new record
thrown in last
had a tooth
ache and was in the proper mood
for effective grilling. Accord
ingly the offenders were rilled
roundly and ordered out of town
to do acrobatic stunts in the tall
when they were
night. The court
Last Day of Grace.
Street Commissioner Pogue is
an even tempered man, but he
says that unless the constant
notice he has been compelled to
give several property owners in
the down town districts regard
ing keeping their sidewalks free
from snow is not heeded before
Monday he will endeavor to see
wh it can be done under the city
ordinance to remedy the present
state of affairs.
McQaiM-. the Walker
sal ii man coiivicted of selling
Mq i to the Chippewa Indians
and serving three years in the
Hennepin county jail, has suffered
a rebuff from president Roose
velt who has denied him a par
NE W BOND S
Public Examiner is After the
County Officers of Clear
The tiling of the complaint with
Governor Van Sant for the sus
pension and removal of Sheriff
Swan Torkelson, of Bagley,
c-atiseti an investigation of the
county officials' bonds of Clear
water county, and the conse
quence is that the sheriff, county
and register of deeds were noti
fied by mail from the state ex
aminer that their bonds were
cancelled and they are required
to furnish new ones, presumably
for the reason that two of the
principal bondsmen, John Hoi
leque and Sam Olson, have sold
all their property and have re
moved to the state of Washing
The local lodge M. W. A. has
elected officers as follows:
Venerable ConsulIra Foster.
Worthy AdvisorJ. E.Wagner.
ClerkM. E. Carson.
ManagerN. E. Pogue.
The Woodmen installation will
occur in January. On the night
of the seventh it is planned to
have a card party and social time
which will be anticipated with
pleasure by all who are privi
leged to attend the functions
given by the Woodmen.
Compliment For Reed.
G. H. Kecksmuller, represent
ing the wholesale photographic
supply house of O. H. Peck &
Co., Minneapolis, was in the city
yesterday to look over the new
photograph gallery of R. W.
Reed. Mr. Peck's house sold
him most of the fixtures and sup
plies. He says Mr. Reed has a
studio that is better than any
thing outside the Twin Cities and
equal to the best there. He also
states that Mr. Reed as a photo
grapher has few equals in the
Car Repairer Killed.
A fatal accident happened at
Cass Lake on Tuesday when a car
repairer named Myers was in
jured by an engine that backed
on him while he was on duty in
the yards at that point. The
engine was of the 1300 type* one
of the largest in use, and the man
was so severely injured that he
died yesterday. He was married
and had a family at Cass Lake.
Is Your Water Rent Paid?
announces that there are still
quite a number of water rentals
delinquent. The city has en
deavored to be as lenient as pos
sible in this matter but unless all
bills for water rental are squared
up in full the city water of de
linquent patrons will be turned
off the first of the year.
The Bazaar Will Be a Bird.
The Bazaar store is at present
undergoing extensive improve
ments and when all the work un
der way at present is completed
it will be one of the best stores in
the city with complete depart
ments. The store hopes to have
a big opening some time before
the holidays and work is being
pushed as rapidly as possible at
present with that end in view.
Old Style Stacks.
It is stated that the Northern
Pacific company is equipping its
freight engines with the old
style diamond stacks, which are
to replace the modern straight
stacks. The change is being
made to avoid, as much as possi
ble, the danger of fire from
sparks, the old style "stack being
much safer in that regard.
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 worldj and has no .equal ior.
THE CHANC E fF A
A Magnificent Christmas
Present For Some Be
midji Young Lady.
TRIP TO DULUTH WITH
PARTV OF FRIENDS
Chance to See Spectacular Pre
sentation of Ben Hur Free
The Pioneer has an announce
ment to make today which will
within two weeks confer a great
deal of pleasure upon some Be
midji young lady and her friends.
Beginning Wednesday Decem
ber 23 and continuing for the
balance of the week Klaw & Er
langer's stupendous spectacular
production of General Lew Wal
lace's great production of Ben
Hur will be presented at the
Lyceum Theatre at Duluth.
Three hundred and fifty people
are employed in the production
which is one of the greatest and
grandest ever attempted on the
American stage. Since its first
production in Chicago a few
few months ago Ben Hur has
drawn standing room only
crowds wherever it has been
The most popular young lady
and three of her friends will have
an opportunity to see this great
production without a cent of ex
pense. The conditions are these:
The young lady of Bemidji who
receives the greatest number of
yotes will be presented with
transportation, hotel expenses in
Duluth and reserved seat tickets
to Ben Hur for herself and three
of her friends whom she may
choose. A coupon will appear in
each issue of the Pioneer, daily
and weekly, and each coupon will
be good for one vote. Votes will
also be given for back subscrip
tions paid up or for new cash
subscribers. For each year's
subscription to the daily 312 votes
will be given, for six months
subscription 156 votes, for one
month 26 votes, etc. For one
year's subscription to the weekly
65 votes will be given and a pro
portionate number for a longer
or shorter period.
The trip to Duluth, with a
chance to see 350 people enact
the spectacular and wonderful
story of Ben Hur, in company
with a party of friends, is some
thing to which anyone may look
forward to with the liveliest feel
ings of pleasure. When it mav
be done at absolutely no expense
the opportunity is one of a life
The contest will begin at once
and will close Tuesday noon,
December 22. Cut out your
coupons and bring in yjur sub
scriptions and see that this good
fortune falls to some friend.
New Church Society.
An effort is to be made in ther
near future to add a new church
society to those already repre
sented in Bemidji. A number of
prominent people who are of the
Episcopalian faith will make an
effort to have services held here
occasionally. The society has
about twenty members in the
city at present.
The Minnesota and Interna
tional Railway has recently add
ed a number of new locomotives
to its equipment. The first one
to come up this way came in on
the way freight from the south
last night. It is much larger
than the engines which the road
has been using and has a greatly
increased capacity for hauling
over the old type of engines.
Do All Kinds
Tin and Iron Work
Steam and Water
O ORGANIZ E
Meeting at City Hall Monday
Alight Will Reorganize
A meeting of local musicians
will be held at the city hall next
Monday night for the purpose of
reorganizing the Bemidji band.
best bands in the state and won
laurels for itself on several occa
sions. The band should haye the
most hearty encouragement of
the people of the city generally.
There are in the city at present
some twenty musicians compos
ing an aggregation of talent
which includes many professional
Look For Location.
W. F. Harper and J. F. Le
Claire, of West Superior, have
been in the city several days
this week. The former gentle
man is in the real estate business
at West Superior and looked Be
midji over with a view to locating
here. The latter contemplates
some investments in this vicinity.
L. J. Matheny announces that
he will conduct a billiard tourna
ment at his billiard parlors dur-
ALL LADIES' HATS AT
2 5 0
Ifyou want to know what smartly dressed men are wearing this season, ask to see Steln-BIoch Clothes.
Hundreds of Wise Men
or better craftsmen are employed, and they know by actual experience that
the results cannot be surpassed.
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
Suits and Overcoats, $10 Upward
Bemidji formerly had one of the i gram. Among other things that
the club had intended to take up
after its organization was the
matter of securing a library for
Bemidji. It had been planned
to try and interest the Hon.
Andrew Carnegie in giving Be
midji a free library after the city
had been incorporated. There is
perhaps no influence that could
better take the matter up with
Mr. Carnegie than the Ladies'
Reading club and they should be
allowed to do it. The ladies have
had the matter in mind for some
time. A request would very
properly come from them as it
has from other ladies' clubs in
many of the towns that have
been made the recipients of Mr.
Carnegie's,gener os ity.
Ladies' Reading Club of Bemidji
Will Petition the Steel King
For a Library.
The Ladies' Reading club is to
meet at the home of Mrs. L. H.
Bailey next Monday afternoon.
There will be an interesting pro-
ing Christmas week. There will
be series of three-ball and four
ball balk line billiards. Prizes
will be given to the most success
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