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DR. BLAKESLEE MARRIED
TO MISS LAURA DODGE
Ceremony Performed in St. Paul
Thanksgiving Day, Surprised the
Doctor's Bemidji Friends.
"Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Bliss request
the honour of your presence at the
marriage of their sister, Miss Laura
F. Dodge, to Dr. F. A. Blakeslee, on
the evening of Thursday, November
the twenty-eighth, one thousand nine
hundred and seven, at eight o'clock,
6S1 St. Peter Street, Saint Paul,
The above anouncement, which
was received by the editor of the
Pioneer, was the first intimation we
had that the genial doctor Blakeslee
intended taking unto himself a life
partner, and like many others in the
city who received similar letters, the
announcement came as a genuine
It is impossible to get particulars
of the marriage ceremony from any
of the twin city papers however, it
it learned that the bride is a very
estimable lady of St. Paul who has a
host of friends there, and who
knew the doctor for many years.
Doctor Blakeslee is one of the
very oldest residents of this city, and
is universally liked and his many
friends here will congratulate him
on his most recent diagnosis.
Markham Sunday Dinner.
Remember that you can take your
family to the Markham hotel and
partake of a fine Sunday dinner
which will be served at 6 o'clock to
morrow. Don't bother with home
cooking, when you can be served so
HAVE INVESTED HEAVILY
IN BUSINESS AT SOLWAY
Messrs. Sine and McCourt of Austin,
With Their Families, Moving to
A. O. Sine and family, formerly of
Austin, Minn., are in the city, on
their way to Solway, where they will
hereafter make their home.
Mr. Sine, in company with S. N.
McCourt, also of Austin, has
invested very heavily at Solway,
having purchased all the interests of
the Solway Mercantile company at
that place, including the store build
ing and a large stock of goods, lands
and appurtenances "thereunto be
Messrs. Sine and McCourt will
engage very heavily in the general
mercantile business at Solway, and
will handle a very large stock of
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
ERNEST FAGENSTRO LECTURE.
KING OSCAR OF SWEDEN
Both gentlemen come to northern
Minnesota with the best of recom
mendations as business men and
private citizens. They have lived at
Austin for many years, and the citi
zens of that place, according to the
Austin newspapers, part with them
with sincerest regrets.
Mr. McCourt is expected to ar
rive from Austin tomorrow, when
the work of renovating the store
building at Solway and installing a
large new stock of goods will be
The people at Solway are indeed
fortunate in securing such excellent
people as residents of their village,
and the Pioneer welcomes Messrs.
Sine and Mof'ourt and their familes
EXAMINA1 OF LANDS
Messrs. Sibley, O'Neil Rugland
Rendzvoued Here.Went to Wolf
John H. O'Neil of Park Rapids
and S. Rugland of Ashby arrived in
the city last evening from their
homes and together with F. O. Sib-
ley of Island Lake, will begin the
work of appraising the damages
to lands overflowed as a result of
the operation of the government
reservoirs at Leach Lake, Lake
Winnebigoshish and Pokagema lake.
There gentlemen were appointed at
the last session of the U. S. court at
Fergus Falls, and they will imme-
diately commence labors assigned
Messrs. Sibley, O'Neil and Rug
land, accompanied by E. J. Dugan
of St. Paul, junior engineer of trie
U. S. engineering corps, left this
morning for McGuire's mill, which
is located on Wolf lake, about thir
teen miles east of Bemidji. The
gentlemen will inspect the lands
along the Mississippi (which flows
through Wolf lake) back to Bemidji,
and will probably return to this city
Omer Gravelle Was Very III.
Omer Gravelle, who conducts a
general store at the Red Lake agency
in partnership with John G. Morri
son, came down this morning from
the agency. He was accompanied
by his brother, George Gravelle, and
they will go to White Earth for a
week's visit with their mother, Mrs.
R. P. Gravelle.
Omer Gravelle has just recovered
from a very serious attack of pleurisy,
which was so severe that Mr.
Gravelle's life was at one time
dispaired of. He has recovered
sufficiently to be about again, but is
still very weak.
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.
VOLUME 5. NUMBER 190. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 30, 1907.
The public is invited.
Preparations have been completed
for the Elks memorial services to be
held in the city opera house to
morrow afternoon, at 3:45 o'clock.
The first Sunday in December is
observed by the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks as mem
orial day, when services commemor
ating the memory of brothers who
have gone beyond are held, it being
the custom for every Elk to attend
Bemidji Lodge, No. 1052, B. P. O.
E., will observe the day, and ar
rangements have already been com
pleted for carrying out of an agreed
upon program, which is as follows:
Song"Blest Be the Tie that Binds"
Miss Oliver, Miss Mayers, Miss
Malette, Miss Alley, Mr. H. S.
Fisk, Mr. Frank Stirratt, Mr.
E. F. DeVelling, Mr. A. O. E.
Hawkett. Hibbing, Minn., Nov. 30.The
Hotel Miles, the most modern and
expensive hotel on the Mesaba
range, was completely destroyed by
fire yesterday forenoon. The fire
broke out at about eight o'clock.
It started in the basement of the
building, from the heating plant.
By the time the fire was noticed and
an alarm was turned in the smoke
was so dense in the basement, that
it was impossible for the firemen to
There was about thirty tons of
soft coal in the boiler room, and after
this caught fire the flames soon
spread to floor ground and from there
throughout the entire building. At
10:30 the walls fell in and the re-
r, *i ?*?$*$
All members of Bemidji Lodge, No. 1052, B. P. 0. E., and all vis-
iting Elks, as well as those living in nearby towns, are requested to
participate in the memorial services which will be held in the city
opera house Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, at 3:45 o'clock.
Members of the order will meet at the hall, in the Masonic block, at 3 o'clock
sharp, to meet visiting Elks at the train.
CHARLES L. DECKER, Exalted Ruler.
Elks'Memorial Services at the City Opera House,
Tomorrow Afternoon, at 3:45 O'clock.-Visiting Elks
And the Public Are Invited to Attend these Services
AccompanistMiss Blanche Boyer.
Opening Prayer Rev. Deniston
Solo"Abide With Me" Shelly
Miss Eugenia Oliver.
Opening Ceremony..... Elks Lodge
Rev. Archdeacon Parshall, St.
Cloud Lodge, B. P. O. E.,
Bass Solo"Cavalry" Rodney
Solo''Before the Throne of
Glory" Geo. Nevins
Miss Eugenia Oliver,
Assisted by Quartette.
Song"God Be With You Till
We Meet Again
Miss Oliver, Miss Mayers, Miss
Malette, Miss Alley, Mr. H. S.
Fisk, Mr. Frank Stirratt, Mr.
E. F. DeVelling, Mr. A. O. E.
Closing Ceremony....... Elks Lodge
MILES HOTEL AT HIBBING
WAS BURNED YESTERDAY
Most Modern and Expensive Hostelry on the Range Con-
sumed.Building Was Valued at $200,000.Only
,000 Insurance Carried.
mainder of the building was soon
consumed by the flames. The build
ing was built about two years ago
by Messrs. Miles and Markham and
with fixtures was valued at about
$200,000. Insurance was carried to
the amount of $20,000.
It was only by hard work that the
firemen were able to save the build
ings adjoining on the north and had
they once caught fire the whole of
Third avenue would have been
burnt.to the ground. The burned
building contained a confectionery
store, the Miles vaudeville theater,
barber shop, cafe, bar and sample
rooms on first floor. It was three
stories high with a basement, and
was considered the finest building
Stage of Miles Theater at Hibbing, Burned Yesterday.
Doxology.... v........'. .Audience
Benediction Rev. Deniston
The members of Bemidji Lodge,
No. 1052, and all visiting Elks who
will be in the city Sunday will meet
at the hall, in the Masonic block, at
3 o'clock p. m., and will march in a
body to the G. N. depot for the pur
pose of meeting the brethern from
Deer River and other points east,
after which the entire party will
march to the city opera house, when
the services will be held.
The public generally is urged to
attend these services, which will all
be of a public nature, and the ladies
of the city are especially invited.
Rev. Archdeacon Parshall of Cass
Lake, who will deliver the memorial
address, is one of- the most highly
respected Elks in the state of Minne
sota, and is a splendid speaker.
on the range.
The good work of the department
prevented the fire spreading across
the alley on which the building
stood, or across Third street, al
though for a time it looked as
though the fire would certainly
spread and the city be confronted
with a very disastrous conflagra
A large part of the furniture in
the hotel was saved, but practically
nothing was removed from the Miles
theater. The loss is roughly esti
mated at $150,000. The fire when
discovered, had gained great head
way. Alarms weie sounded through
the hotel and the department was
notified. Some of the guests were
awakened from sleep and some were
notified while dressing, a Many hur
ried to the street, some scantily
dressed, and sought refuge in some
nearby buildings^The hotel em
ployes, marshalled by the manager,
turned their attention to carrying
out the furniture, and many pieces
were saved, thereby cutting down
the total loss materially.
The fire department, after pouring
volumes of water upon the burning
building with little appreciable re
sult, turned their attention to pre
venting nearby buildings from tak
ing fire. Klessman's confectionery
store, just across the alley, was
saved, although it was badly scorched
and for a time appeared to be
doomed. A small frame building
behind the hotel, between the burn
ing building and the baseball park,
caught and burned. The heat from
the fire was intense and the plate
glass windows in stores across Third
street were broken.
So far as known there was only
one person injured. Falling glass
cut a man on the street, but his
name is not known at the time this
message is filed.
As the heart of the city was one
time threatened a request was made
for aid in Duluth, and fire app?ratus
was to start from that city by special
train, but the fire was under control
before it left and the order was
countermanded. Three hours after
the fire was discovered the building
was in ruins and the possibility of
other buildings catching averted.
The ruins smoldered for several
On all sides words of praise were
heard for the Hibbing department.
The force never displayed itself to
better advantage, and the result is
well shown in saving adjoining
property. .,.r. -.ri^-
While it is yet early to. speculate
on the future," it is expected that
Miles & Markham will rebuild the
property, starting work as soon as
Purchased Bacon Saloon.
E. J. Gearldshas purchased the
saloon, which has been conducted
by C. M. Bacon for several years
past, and will hereafter have per-
sonal charge of the business of that
The Bacon place has, for some
time, been one of the most popular
refreshment parlors in the city, and
Mr. Bacon has always enjoyed a
very liberal patronage.
Mr. Gearlds, the new proprietor
of the place, has. had charge of the
bar for Mr. Bacon for several years
and the success of the saloon has
been, in a large measure, due to the
efficiency and personal popularity of
Mr. Gearlds will retain J. E.
Flatley to assist in supplying the
wants of the patrons of the place,
and he and Mr. Gearlds will make a
Ed's, many friends in this city
wish him unbounded success in his
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M. & I. THROUGH SERVICE
ESTABLISHED THIS EVE
Passenger Service Inaugurated from
Brainerd to International
Through passenger service from
the twin cities to the international
boundry at International Falls, by
an almost direct air-line, is now an
assured fact, through the medium of
the N. P. railway and the Minnesota
& International railway, in conjunc
tion with the Littlefork extension of
the Big Falls-International Falls
The inauguration of the new
Brainerd-Big Falls schedule on the
M. & I. railway, will be this
evening, when the first passenger
train will go through from Brainerd
to International Falls. The time of
the arrival and departure of the
north-bound passenger train on the
new schedule has not been changed
from the time which has been in
vogue during the past year. The
train will arrive in Bemidji at 6 p.m.,
remain here for half an hour for
supper and depart northward at
6:30, arriving at International Falls
at 11:05 p. m. Returning, the train
will leave International Falls at
3:45 a.xm. A half-hour's stop will
be made here for breakfast, and the
train will leave for the south at
8:45, instead of 8:20, as heretofore.
Throngh connections to S Paul
will be made at Brainerd, where
there will be a stop for dinner,which
gives the International Falls-Twin
city service which will be greatly
appreciated by the wholesalers in
the twin cities and the business
north to thejboniyiary.
The train crews '.which have been
running on the regular passenger
train will run through to Interna
tional Falls on the same schedule as
The new schedule officially goes
into effect tomorrow, and the north
extension has been turned over to
the M. & I. for operation.
H. A.McCormick, formerly station
agent at Blackduck, has been as
signed to International Falls, and
J. A. Colpitts has been appointed
agent at Littlefork. For the pre
sent there will be no stations
erected nor agents appointed at
Granfalls, Waukahna, Wisner and
G. M. Huss, engineer who has had
charge of the building of the exten
sion, has practically completed his
work, and the gravel and surfacing
trains and crews will be discontinued
from this data.
A special meeting of the.Board of
County Commissioners will be held
in the court house Tuesday, Decem
ber, 3, for the purpose of clearing up
the balance of business for this year.
As there are a number of matters to
be attended to, the session will
probably last two days.
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