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BRINKMAN HOTEL CLOSED
WILL OPEN AS THEATER
Will Be Known as "Brinkman Family
Theater," With Vaudeville and
The Hotel Brinkman, one of the
finest brick blocks in the city, was
closed to the public yesterday even
ing as a hotel, and after the interior
has been entirely renovated and
remodeled, will be opened (presum
abl) next Monday) as a vaudeville
and moving-picture theater, with
first class attractions, and the best
lor some time past there have
been rumors that E Brinkman
would discontinue the hotel and
engage in the theater business, and
FRED E. BRINKMAN,
Who will, with M. E. Brinkman, conduct the
new Brinkman Family Theater.
after returning from a visit to the
twin cities, last Friday, Mrs. Brink
man announced that she and Mr.
Brinkman had fully decided to close
the hotel and transform the place
into a theater.
G. E Kreatz has been given the
contract to remodel the interior of
the hotel, and he has a gang of
carpenters at work tearing out parti
tions, removing archways and pre
paring the building for the putting
in of a stage in the rear and fitting
up the place generally for a theater
It is the intention to name the
new place of amusement the Brink
man Family Theater. None but the
very best high class vaudeville acts
will be secured, and the moving
pictures will be up-to-date films of
the latest make. The theater will
at all times be conducted in a
strictly orderly and dignified manner,
so that the feelings of the most
fastidious will not be offended.
Xmas Exercises at Buena Vista.
A resident of Buena Vista, who
was a visitor in the city Saturday,
tells of some excellent Christmas
exercises which were held in the
school at Buena Vista last Friday.
Miss Marian Haffner of Minne
apolis, who has been teaching the
Buena Vista school, drilled her
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pupils in singing.reciting and march
ing until they were nigh perfect, and
tne exercises which they gave Fri
day were a surprise to the parents
and others who were present.
Miss Haffner came to Bemidji
Saturday forenoon and left that
noon, by way of Duluth, for her
home in Minneapolis.
COURT AT GRAND RAPIDS
ADJOURNED TO JAN. 2ND
Jury Fouud McDonald "Not Guilty."-
Judge Spooner Imposed Unique
Penalty on Webster.
Marshall A. Spooner, Judge of the
district court for the Fifteenth
Judicial district, returned to Bemidji
Saturday afternoon from Grand
Rapids, where he had been presid
ing at the term of court for Itasca
Saturday noon, court was ad
lourned over the holidays and will
be reconvened on Friday, January 2.
In passing sentence on Charles
Webster, who plead guilty to im
personating an officer, Judge
Spooner passed a very unique sen
tence He sentenced Webster to
pay a fine of $1000 and to serve six
months in the county jail of Itasca
county. The judge then stayed exe
cution of senterce, provided Web
ster left Itasca county within
twenty four hours, the execution
of the sentence to remain suspended
so long as the prisoner remained
outside the boundaries of the county.
Webster had no hesitency in
removing his person from Grand
Rapids and Itasca county, and it is
believed that he will forever shake
the dust of this part of the state
from his feet.
Saturday the jury in the case of
state vs. J. J. McDonald of Swan
River, charged with assault, brought
in a verdict of not guilty. The jury
in the case retired at 9 30 o'clock
Friday evening and put in a rather
strenuous night discussing the case
and attempting to arrive at a verdict.
It is stated that the jury stood six to
six for a considerable portion of the
night, finally agreeing to bring in a
verdict of not guilty.
Royal A Stone, special assistant
attorney general, conducted the
McDonald case in behalf of the
state, as County Attorney Thwing
was barred from the prosecution ort
account of having defended Mc
Donald on the same charge the
term of court previous to his elec
tion as county attorney.
Mr. McDonald was charged with
having shot a man named Martin at
Swan River, and the defense, which
was conducted by C. McCarthy
and F. F. Price of Grand Radids,
claimed that the shooting was done
while McDonald was temporarily
msane brought on by exsessive use of
Local news on last page
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VOLUME 5. NUMBER 209. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1907.
Manager and Forward
THE BEMJDJI DAILY PI(WE
In its determination to win the
basketball championship of North
ern Minnesota, the "Big Bemidg"
independent team has disposed of
the aspiration of Crookston, by de
feating a team representing that
city in two games played in Bemidji,
the first on Saturday evening and
the second Sunday afternoon.
The game put up by "Big Bemidg"
was a complete surprise to the visi
tors, who had expected to at least
break even. The .Crookston team
was never a dangerous competitor,
and in both games was outplayed,
by a very wide margin, despite the
fact that in neither game did all the
regular members of the first team
The game played Saturday even
ing between the 'Big Bemidg" and
Crookston teams was a regularly
scheduled championship contest and
both teams purt up the best game ot
It was known previous to the game
that the visiting five had two mem
bers of last year's Warren champions
as contestants for the game, and the
locals were slightly apprehensive of
the outcome. In addition to this,
two of the members of the regular
line-up were unavoidably absent
from the gameFloyd Brown, cap
tain, and the ablest player on the
team, and Collins, one of the very
The two teams.lined up as follows
"Big Bemidg"H. Geil and J.
Markham, forwards, Heffron, center
E. Geil and G. Peterson, guards.
CrookstonWattan and Lomen,
forwards, Carlson, center, Beaudin
and Reed, guards.
Roy Lindsay acted as referee and
Roy Petne officiated as umpire Earl
Geil was timekeeper.
It was agreed to play twenty
When the referee's whistle started
the game, the visiting players got
into the game rapidly and the locals
"BIG BEMIDG" BASKETBALL
TEAM DEFEATS CR00KST0NFriday
Wo Tw Games from Polk County Team, Visitors Being
Greatly Outclassed.Warren Team, Claimants of
Northern Championship, Gets "Cold Feet."
Captain and Center "Big
were just as fast, but appeared to be
somewhat "rattled," the ball for the
first few moments being entirely in
Bemidji territory. Then the Bemidji
players began to warm up and the
ball was rushed to the Crookston
basket, and the local players missed
at least six splendid tries for baskets,
the ball going wild in every instance.
Joe Markham got the ball and threw
a fine field basket, which gave Be
midji courage, and from that time
until the end of the half the play of
Bemidji was very fast.
Fouls were very frequent, Bemidji
being the worse offenders in this
line, being penalized eight times,
and .two of the fiee throws from the
fouls resulting in points for Crooks
'Crookston committed four fouls,
and Bemidji did not secure a single
point from any of the four free
Markham, Geil and Heffron
played whirlwind games for Be
midji, after the first ten minutes of
play, and before the first half ended
fourteen points had been secured by
the home players, while the visitors
had got but two points, which were
secured on a fine field basket by
Wattan, who was left unguarded,
near the Bemidji basket, for a
moment, while Erton Geil was some
Score at end of first half: "Big
Bemidg," 14 Crookston 2.
In the second half, the Bemidji
team outplayed their rivals at every
point, although careless playing re
sulted in the calling of three fouls
on Bemidji. and Wattan threw two
free baskets and Lommen one, giv
ing Crookston three more points for
Geil, Markham and Heffron again
played remarkably fast, Geil throw
ing four filed baskets, Heffron
two and Markham one, the latter
retiring a few moments before the
game ended in favor of Brown,
who had quietly entered the hall
and had taken his place, unob
served. From the time Brown
got on the floor, the visitors were
played off their feet and were sim
The game ended with the follow
"Big Bemidg^" 28 Crookston, 5.
Scores were made as follows:
BemidjiE. Geil, 12 J. Markham,
8 L. Heffron, 8. Crookston
Wattan, 4 Lomen, 1.
In the exhibition game yesterday
afternoon between members of the
"Big Bemidg" basketball aggrega
tion and the Northern's from Crook
ston, the locals again proved their
superiority over their opponents to
the tune of 26 to 4.
After the defeat in the first game,
the visitors tried to strengthen
their team for yesterday's conflict
by putting in two new men, Jess
ness of Fosston and Nixon of
Crookston, but the change was not
enough to make a winning team.
The home team, in order to even
matters up somewhat, and owing to
the absence of some members of
the regular team, played three
subs, and were able to give the
visitors pointers all along the line.
H. Geil and J. Markham were the
1907 Coach of "Big
only members on the regular team
in yesterday's game. Both did
splendid work, Geil scoring six and
Markham five field throws. Four
baskets were thrown on fouls.
Wattan for Crookston made one
field basket and two on fouls by
The game was clean and well
played throughout, the home team
winning solely by reason of super
ior team work and clever basket
The line-up in yesterday's game
BemidgH. Geil and Markham
forwards, Stewart center, Getchell
and E. Geil guards, (Pheifer substi
tuted tor Getchell in the second
CrookstonCarlson and Wattan
forwards, Rudd center, Jessness and
Nixon guards. Lindsay umpired.
As the Crookston papers stated
that the team from that city was
in excellent condition, there is not
much excuse for the defeat for the
visitors, except that they were out
played at every point, and it is
hoped that the Crookston Times
will this time admit that Bemidji
has honestly defeated a team repre
May Play U. of M., Friday.
It is very probable that the local
team will play a game here next
evening against the strong
University of Minnesota basketball
Manager Heffron received a letter
Saturday from the manager of the
*U" quint, in which the latter de
sired a game for Friday.
The Warren team was scheduled
to play here Friday, but it is more
than likely that the Marshall county
champions will not put in an appear
Carpenter After Munch.
Harry Carpenter of Crookston,
who recently defeated LeBeau of
Duluth in this city, is hot on the
trail of Joseph Munch of Minne
apolis, who poses as the champion
roller speed skater of the northwest.
Carpenter issued a challenge to
Munch to skate him (Carpenter) a
senes^of five races for the champion
ship of the northwest and a purse of
Munch accepted the challenge and
went to Crookston to cover Carpen
ter's money, but when the "com"
was to be laid down, Munch "backed
up" and refused to skate on the
Crookston rink, virtually admitting
that Carpenter is, as the Pioneer has
asserted, the fastest small-rink skater
in the entire northwest.
Here From Shotley.
Quite a party of people living in
the vicinity of Shotley came down
from the north country Saturday
morning and spent the day in the
city looking after some personal
matters at the court house. In the
party were Mrs. Dyrhaug, post
mistress at Shotley, Otto Berg, Ben
Anderson, Christ Espe, Louis John
son, Erick Hendrickson and John
Lungwold, the latter being from
Some of them were making final
proofs on their claims, others were
acting as witnesses and several were
here for the purpose of taking out
The Pioneer has just received a
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An early selection should be made,
as they will not be carried in stock
after January first.
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A. A. White, the Townsite Promoter,
Will Probably Erect Fine Cottage
on "Diamond Point."
A. A. White of St. Paul, who owns
considerable real estate in Bemidji,
spent a portion of yesterday in the
city, consulting with his local agent,
JohnF. Gibbons. Mr. White had
been to Baeley, where he owns the
townsite, in the firm name of the
White & Street Townsite company.
He returned to Bagley on the after
noon train to attend to some busi
ness matters at that place today
which demanded his attention.
Speaking of his Bemidji property,
Mr. White said:
"it had been my intention, this
last fall, to have platted and put
on market a considerable portion
of the property which I own in
the vicinity of the fair grounds,
and at 'Diamond Point,' but I have
dropped the matter for the present, ~|T
with the intention of taking up
the platting and offering for sale the
lots next spring.
I am thinking seriously of erect
ing a nice permanent cottage in Be- i
midji, near 'Diamond Point,' for the I
purpose of spending several months I
of each summer, together with the
members of my family, on the 1
shores of Lake Bemidji. I have an
affliction of the throat, similar to
asthma, and I am always in better i
health when in the pine timber
country. T. his is especially true of
Bemidji, and I am about persuaded i
to go ahead with the cottage pro
ject. Mrs. White is also pleased
with Bemidji as a place of residence
during the summer months, and
you will undoubtedly have us with
you during the summer of 1908.*^
No Paper Christmas.
There will be no issue of the
Daily Pioneer on Wednesday
(Christmas day), as the printer,*
like all other mortals, wishes to
enjoy to the full the joyousnes of
the occassion by refraining from
Additional local matter will be found
on fourth page.