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Solway, Nov. 29.(Special to
Pioneer.)Fire at 11:50 last night
destroyed the large livery stable be
longing to A. B. Palmer of this vil
lage, and for some time threatened
to burn nearly every building in the
A Thanksgiving dance was being
held in the hall, and while lunch
was being served to the dancers,
one of the members of the party
noticed a small blaze coming through
the door of the second story of the
Palmer barn, which was but a short
distance from the hall.
The alarm of fire was given and
everybody rushed in the direction of
the barn. The fire engine was got-
ELK MEMORIAL SERVICES
WILL BE HELD SUNDAY
Archdeacon Parshall, Prominent Mem
ber of Order, Will Deliver Memor
ial Address at City Hall,
Bemidji Lodge, No. 1052, B. P.
O. E., is completing arrangements to
hold appropriate services in this city
Sunday next, which is known as
Memorial Day in the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks. It is
the intention of the Elks to meet in
the Masonic hall at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. After marching to the
city hall, the services will be held at
It is expected that a number of
Elks who live at Deer River and
other points east will come to
Bemidji to attend these services.
They will arrive at 3:30 p. m., and
come from the depot to the city hall,
where the services will be held.
Archdeacon Parshall of Cass
Lake, a prominent Elk, will have
charee of the services and deliver
the memorial sermon. The arch
deacon is a member of the St. Cloud
lodge of Elks, and has received
many honors at the hands of the
Elks. He is a splendid speaker,and
his address will be worth listening
There will be appropriate singing
at the service.
The public in general is invited
to attend the services in the city
hall, which are open to all.
Mr. Ernest Fagenstrom of Minne
apolis will deliver his illustrated
lecture With Cycle and Camera
through Scenic Swedon," in the
City Hall Wednesday evening, De
cember 4th. The lecture is given
under the auspices of the boys of
the Baptist Sunday-school, for the
benefit of the building fund. Mr.
Fagenstrom has the unique distinc
tion of having tramped through
Swedon one summer. This was so
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VOLUME 5. NUMBER 189.
ERNEST FAGENSTR0M LECTURE.
FIRE AT SOLWAY DESTROYS
PALMERS LIVERY STABLE
Origin of Flames Unknown at Present.Fire Threatened at
One Time to Destroy the Town.The Fire Engine
Was Almost Useless.
ten out and heroic efforts made to
extinguish the fire. The engine
could not be used, however, and was
finally abanded for the more prima
tive method of fire extinguishing
the bucket brigadethe fire gain
ing such headway before the brigade
got into action that the'building was
a mass of flames, and soon burned
to the ground.
All of the horses, cattle and bug
gies on the lower floor of the barn
were taken out of the building and
saved from the flames, but many
tons of hay and a number of valuable
articles which were on the second
floor were totally destroyed. So
fieicely did the flames rage that
The public is cordially invited to
attend this service.
Gets Two Fine Deer.
James Winebrenner, one of the
most successful of the local hunters,
returned this morning from a hunt
in the vicinity of his homestead,near
"Uncle Jim" points with consid
erable pride to two fine bucks,
which he brought with him, and
which he killed this season. The
two bucks weighed 325 pounds, the
the larger of the two tipping the
scales at 205 pounds, the smaller
weighing 120. The deer was by far
the finest specimen of the deer fam
ily that has been brought in this
"Uncle Jim" is a veteran hunts
man, and is past 60 years of age.
Despite his age, however, he is one
of the best hunters in the north
Commission Meets Here.
Fred O. Sibley came down this
forenoon from Island Lake, for the
purpose of meeting with the recently
appointed commission that will
examine and determine the damages
done to lands by the government
The other members of the com
mission are John H. O'Neil of Park
Rapids and S. C. Rugland of Ashby,
and the commission is supposed to
rendezvou here today and go to Cass
Lake for the purpose of examining
the lands affected in that vicinity.
Additional local matter will be found
on foj.-th page.
enjoyable that he returned and rode
through the length of the country on
a bicycle. The lecture is profusely
illustrated with 144 original views
taken by his own camera. Although
the lecture was prepared for a home
coming entertainment, it has been
in such constant demand that Mr.
Fagenstrom has been obliged to give
it almost fifty times.
The boys are working hard and
hope to have a full house, as every
cent of the proceeds go to the church.
KING OSCAR OF SWEDEN
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several of the near-by buildings were
in danger, among which was the
Great Northern depot, which caught
fire three or four times, but the
flames were extinguished before they
got beyond control.
A. B. Palmer, the owner of the
barn, places the loss at $1,500.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
The failure of the fire engine to
work is almost an exact repetition
of the conditions which pievailed
two years ago, when there was a fire
which destroyed an entire block of
buildings. The fire engine being
used at that time was out of com
mission and was destroyed in the
donflagration. ATTEMPTED TO DISGUISE
HEAD OF A GOW MOOSE
Party Ships Unlawful Game Animal to
Minneapolis from Big Fails.
J. C. Williams, deputy game war
den at Minneapolis, yesterday
ported to Carlos Avery, executive
agent of the game and fish commis
sion, that he had seized a cow moose
at the depot there.
The report stated that a crude at
tempt had been made to fool the
officials into thinking that it was a
male moose from which the horns
had been removed. Circular pieces
of the hide had been cut from each
side of the head where the horns
would have been had it been a
male, but an examination of the
skull uncovered by the removed skin
showed clearly that there never were
any horns on that animal.
As it is against the law to kill a
cow moose it has been confiscated
by the warden.St. Paul Pioneer
A. G. Rutledge, local game war
den, discovered the moose above
referred to while it was being
shipped through this city to Minne
apolis, from Big Falls. The warden
was suspicious of the manner in
which the abrasions were made in
the skull and reported to Mr. Avery,
by telephone, and Mr. Avery ordered
Williams to investigate when the
moose arrived at its destination in
It is more than likely that the
person who is responsible for the
scheme of palming off the cow moose
for a bull will be prosecuted. The
animal was billed to D. Stinson,
Can Get Permits.
A. G. Rutledge, local game war
den, has taken up the matter of
allowing deer and moose heads to
be shipped to this city and be
mounted, with the resl that he
has been given authority to issue
permits to persons to ship heads
from another county to Bemidji for
mounting, provided he is satisfied
that the deer or moose were killed
during the open season, and in a
Any person desiring such per
mit, or who wishes to retain game
after the season closes, can get per
mits or tags from Mr. Rutledge.
Gone to Pasteur Institute.
Ross Reynolds, day clerk at the
Markham hotel, has gone to St.
Paul, where he will consult the
Pasteur institute physician relative
to the effects of a wound on one of
his fingers, which was inflicted# by
a dog at the Markham.
When he was first bitten, Ross'
finger had but a small wound, but
the wound grew larger, and when he
consulted a physician, the latter ad-
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRTDAY. NOVEMBER 29, 1907.
[Photo by Reed's Studio]
vised him to go to the St. Paul insti
tute for treatment.
While it is not thought that any
thing serious may come from the
bite, there is no telling what com
lications may set in.
"THE RAMBLERS" AT GITY
OPERA HOUSE DEC. 6TH
Excellent Attraction Assured for Sat
urday Evening of Next Week
First Time Here.
An eminent American physician
in a recent interview said: "i pre
scribe the theatre as a means of
recreation to overworked, nervous
and debilitated patients in a similar
manner to what I would an outing
or any other change of environment.
Stand at the door of the theatre
when the throng seeks admission,
watch the faces that enter and you
will see lines of care and lassitude.
Within a few hours these same indi
viduals issue forth refreshed and
invigorated." He evidently referred
to the entertainment furnished by
"The Ramblers," which will be seen
at the City Opera House Saturday,
December 7. Farce comedy being
traditionally the spice of life, it is
always a pleasure to recognize and
to welcome indications of a change
in the regular sources of recreation.
This is a musical farce comedy,
full of climaxes fittingly arranged.
The comedy element stands out
strong and the dialogue is cri&p and
lively. The musical numbers include
much clever scoring, girls young and
laughing, display an extravagance
of elegant costumes beautifully har
monized in color, well designed and
rich in material, while singing capti
vating airs with their refrain and
movement. From previous reports,
this company is accredited with
being unsurpassable and should
without a doubt give everybody their
"Big Bemidji" Basketball Team.
StandingLeft to Right: Erton Geil, guard: Harry Geil, forward.
First RowLeft to Right: Lee Heffron, forward-, Floyd Brown (captain) center Garnet Peterson, guard-
Colors of TeamMaroon and White.
Lee Heffron, manager of the Bemidji Basketball team, today received a letter from D. Foley, manager of the St. Thomas College team, asking:
for two games this winter, one to be played in this city and the other in St. Paul. It is possible that the games will be arranged, if the schedule!
will permit. ^J
Manager Heffron is trying to arrange a game to be played here next Friday e^ ening, and will probably get the Grand Rapids five.
heat by an 'Umpire Estate
Heating Stove"--the most
durable, economical and"
easiest to control heating
stove made. "Better order
one today. You can't miss
it. Absolute satisfaction
satisfaction guaranteed or
money refunded We still
have a few left and as long
as they 1 *st we are going to
sell them at the old price.
Telephone us your order,
it wih have prompt attention,
Or belte? still, call atthe store*
and make your selection.
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