Santa Claus at Peterson's.
We mix paints toorder. Jones
G. Weetman is at Cass Lake
on business this afternoon.
Hark ye to the peasant strain.
People are often saved by talcing
Mark's Lung Balsam.
Geo. Booth, the Grand Rapids
cigar man, is in the city calling
on the cigar trade today.
Words are weak as water when
it comes to telling of the wonder
ful cures of Mark's Lung Balsam.
Call on A. E. Winter the lead
ing jeweler for up-to-date goods.
Next door to First National
Please step in and at least look
at the elegant toy display while
assortment is complete and
oblige J. Peterson, Jr.
Marshall Craig, of Bathgate,
N. D., has arrived in the city for
a visit with John Goodman. Mr.
Craig is the resident manager
for the Advance Thresher Co. atthe
Not a game of blind man's buff.
We don't ask you to go blindly in
to the purchase of a single bottle
of Mark's Lung Balsam. It's a
sure cure for cough, throat and
F E Ei
with every purchase of a
you are entitled to a hand
some Dish, a Sugar Bowl, a
Cake Plate, a Vegetable Dish,
a Cup and Saucer, or Milk
The dish alone is worth
the price asked for the coffee.
^T""l fl 1 in
THROUGHOUT THE STORE, BEGINNING
I will place on sale my entire line of Walking Skirts, in all the new designs in
make and material, also anew line of Black Dress Skirts in silk and the newest fabrics.
My line of Waists, which is unequaled in the Northwest and famous for its style and beauty
15 to 20 per cent off
from its original low price. I have just received a line, of the latest novelties in Neckwear,
Silk Scarfs, Fancy Table Linens, Lace Bed Sets with Battenburg Lace and Muslins. Kid
Glovesthe largest selection in town in all the new shades. Also black and white Dress
Goods at a large discount. In our line of Millinery you will find an elegant selection in
the advanced styles at the closing out prices. Our Cloak Sale is still on. In all those lines
you can not be at a loss to select your Christmas presents.
E. R. Farley and R. Mclvor
are down from Parley todajr.
George Dewey, the Grand
Rapids lumberman, is in town.
The Ladies Reading Club met
with Mrs. L. H. Bailey this after
Attorney Charles Scrutchins
has been at Nary on legal bus
M. Cleary, the Blackduck
saloon man, is in town on bus
A son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Hines, of Mill Park
addition, this" morning.
"Dad" Palmer who has beeD
quite ill for some time past is
able to be around again.
Chas. Ebinghausen, the welltwo
known Crookston man, was in
town on business today
The Knights of Pythis confer
the first rank at their regular
meeting tomorrow night.
A. C. McLean started out this
morning on a trip to Martin
Bros, tie camps near Walker.
E. L. Maltby, of Fosston, was
guest of his brother, M. S.
Maltby at the City hotel yester
The steam heating plant at the
school house caused some incon
venience today by freezing up
Mrs. Kroneberg, of Evansville,
Minn., has arrived in this city
for a visit with her. daughter,
Mrs. G. Weetman.
"For coughs, colds or any lung
trouble do you know Mark's
Lung Balsam is the best? Try a
bottle. Ask your druggist.
G. E. Crocker and family, ac
companied by Mrs. Crocker's
mother, Mrs. Dickinson, have
gone to Tenstrike to spend the
winter on their claim.
An employe of the Lillibridge
camps near Tenstrike, who sus
tained a broken leg last Satur
day, was brought to St. An
thony's hospital this morning.
Yesterday's vigorous weather
occasioned considerable delay
to Great Northern freight trains.
Two. were stalled in this cityior
some time yesterday afternoon,
David Crowley and a party of
friends from Willmar, Minn., ar
rived in the city Saturday night
with a car of horses to be put in
the woods. Mr. Crowley has the
reputation of being one of the
best horsemen in southern Min
R. W. Reed photographed the
football team yesterday. The
boys were done in their regi
mentals and present a very nice
appearance. Next year the team
hopes to organize early and to be
better able to play the game than
its limited experience this year
The Ladies of the Maccabees
at a meeting held at the home of
Mrs. Thos. Bailey Saturday
night elected officers as follows:
Lady Commander- -Mrs. Ber
RecorderMrs. L. H. Bailey.
Mistress at ArmsMrs. Hazen.
The special meetings which
have been conducted for the past
weeks by the Messrs. Con
nolly and Wilson at the First
Presbyterian and M. E. churches
were closed last night. The
Messrs. Conolly and Wilson left
the city this morning. The
former returns to his old home
at Detroit and the latter goes to
Loses Both Legs.
A tote teamster employed in
toting to one of the Weyerhauser
camps near Pine River was the
victim of a very serious accident
last Saturday according to re
ports which reach this city. The
man fell from the load in some
way and the heavy sleighs passed
over both his legs. Amputation
Reporting Contagious Diseases.
The local health authorities re
port that proper attention is not
being given, in some instances at
least, to the matter of reporting
contagious diseases to the health
officer. The law covering this is
very strict and the health depart
ment announces that a closer re
quirement with it in the future
will be appreciated.
Funeral at Tenstrike.
The funeral of Mrs. H. L. Lin
gren who died Thursday oc
currred yesterday afternoon at
Tenstrike. The deceased is quite
well known in this city. Death
was due to tuberculosis.
E. E. McDonald goes to Kelli
her tonight to attend a meeting
of the village council-.
C. R. Martin, the distinguished
editor of the Beltrami County
News, goes to Kelliher tonight,
where he will launch a new news
paper venture at once, to be
called the Kellihcr Journal.
Tlie smallest want ad is care
fully read each day by hundreds
of people. A few cents' expend
iture puts you inclose touch with
Daily Pioneer want ads area
success. Try them.
BemidjiPioneerVotineC/Oiitcst' GOOD FOR ONE VOTE FOR I
TO PROTECT HIS FRIEND.
St. Paul Man Goes to Prison for Crime
St. Paul, Doc. 14.George Grant.
twenty-six years old, indicted as
Joseph Goosa, pleaded guilty in the
Ramsey county district court of steal
ing jewelry to save a friend from
prosecution and was sentenced to the
state prison on the reformatory plan.
Grant's health is such that physi
cians say he will not live a year in
Grant stated privately after the sen
tence that, he was not guilty of the
tkett and had nothing to do with it,
except that he had helped the man
who stole the jewelry drink up the
proceeds. The man who stole the
jewelry, however, has a wife ami child,
who would be left destitute if Grant
told on him.
Grant says that he could not live
long, anyway, and he had no friends.
so he would rather go to prison in the
other man's stead than see him prose
SUPPLIES ARE SCARCE.
Followers of Mad Mullah Take to
Lor don, Dec. 14.Advices from S
maliland. East Africa, say that the
Mad Mullah's camp followers have
taken to cannibalism owing to a short
age of supplies. The body of a cap
tive recently executed by the mullah
was immediately carried off and oaten.
The feast was participated in by wo
men, whom the mullah subsequently
ordered executed. These were in turn
cooked ami oaten by their late com
According to deserters the mullah
is not suffering from an actual scarcity
of food, but. is husbanding his re
sources and restricting the distribu
tion of food strictly to the fighting
men, leaving the camp followers to
shift for themselves.
BANKER WAS SILENT.
Refused to Testify Regarding Murder
Rising Sun, Ind., Dec. 14.Myron
Rarbour, a banker and a relative by
marriage of Miss Elizabeth Gillespie,
who was assassinated recently in her
house, has refused to answer ques
tions before a grand jury and was
taken before Judge Downey. Barbour
later returned to the grand jury room.
Barbour was the first person to
reach the side of the assassinated wo
Died From Asphyxiation.
Milwaukee, Dec. 14.Henry Briggs,
an old soldier, aged sixty-two years,
and Henry Kimball, a machinist, aged
forty-eight years, were found dead in
the rear room of a saloon at the corner
of Third and Clybonrn streets. They
died from asphyxiation.
jT^s Week at tlie
dust receiveda new line fringed and
75c to $3.50
Just the thing for a Xmas present.
Our ontire stock this week
20 per cent Discount
We Have them from
40c to $5.50 per pair
Extra wool values.
Hoods and Fascinators.
We have them in all kinds and shades
at big reduction.
See our line of
Cloaks and Skirts
before you buy. We are giving great bar
gains in tliis department.
The 12 l-2c kind this week only
7 I-2c per yard
BAZ A A
W want you to come and look over our many bargains
we are offering this week, whether you buy or not. No
trouble to show you bargains in all departments:
Wait for our BI FU SALE--Will give dates later
Christmas Greeting I
A line piece of Furniture, an elegant Rug, or a hand-
some Picture brought into the home at the holiday season
will be greatly appreciated by all members of the family
a Christmas gift for all.
Rockers of all descriptions at prices lower than ever.
Odd Chairs and Seats, Couches, Cabinets, Buffets Side-
boards, Tables and Lesks are but a few of the many
things we can show yon when von call.
Rugs! HugsWilton. Motiuette. Smyrnaelegant in
coloring, handsome in design.
Toys! ToysSpecial lino of Doll and Toy Furniture,
(live Santa Claus an order on us and good cheer will be
yours on Xnias day.
Phone 178 J. P. LAHR.
What's the matter
They're all right. Who said so?
The people for 50 miles around. What makes them say
so? The goods, prices and the courtesy shown to both
old and young
See Ovir Christmas Goods
THE FAIR VARIETY CASH STORE
3 0/ I S E E W S
S a a i)
1 a General Banking Business. Fire Insurance.
The (i and 7c kind this week
We have adn od lot, so to close them out
while they last
2 Skeins for lc
Ladies, look! A $1.68
$1.50 to $2.00 kind
$3.50 shoe for
$2i25 10 $2.50 shoes only
Where shoes are all good, no old stock' but
extra good values.
Ladies' Felt Slippers.
Fur trimmed top, the T.25 to $1.50
kind, this week your choice for
81.50 and $1.75 kind go for
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