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The work of remodeling and reno
vating and enlarging the Brinkman
Family Theater, and making of the
splendid little play house one of the
very best vaudeville houses in the
northwest, is about completed, and
in a few days Manager Brinkman
can enjoy the sensation of witness
ing crowds patronizing his modern
When Manager Brinkman em-
barked in the vaudeville business,
two years ago, there were those who
smiled deprecatingly at his entering
the field, little knowing the energetic
proclivities of the man whom all old
timers like to call "Little Fred."
From the giving of the first show,
success has crowned the business at
the Brinkman Family Theater and
the patronage has been such that it
became absolutely necessary for
Manager Brinkman to enlarge the
capacity of the Theater in order to
accommodate the crowds that
invariably patronize the shows given
at the Brinkman.
Mr. Brinkman formulated plans
for an enlarged stage and additional
seating room, and the work of mak
ing the changes was commenced
some two weeks ago, Manager Brink
man personally overseeing the work.
The new stage will be 24x44 feet
and 18 feet high in the clear. The
dressing rooms will be commodious
and well lighted, and will be directly
underneath the stage.
The stage will be supplied with a
new set of scenery, which will be
furnished by the Twin City Scenery
company, and which is the very
best that excellent scenic firm turns
The theater will be furnished with
new opera chairs, comfortably ar
ranged, and the seating capacity
will care for 400 persons. Proper
MANY IMPROVEMENTS AT
THE BRINKMAN THEATER
Stage Is Being Enlarged and Furnished With New Scenery
and Commodious, Convenient Dressing Rooms.
Formal Opening Next Monday Evening.
exits are stationed at convenient
points about the theater, guaiantee
ing a safe exit from the theater, at
The new theater will be formally
opened to the public on Monday
and Tuesday evenings of next weeki
when a special program will be
given, consisting of excellent moving
pictures and vaudeville especially
engaged for this opening event. The
Bemidji band will be in attendance
THE BRINKMAN FAMILY THEATRE.
BURIED, WITH MASONIC
HONORS, YESTERDAY P. M.
Attorney Chamberlain, a Victim of
Appendicitis, Laid to Rest at
International Falls, Aug. 18
(Special to Pioneer.)The funeral
of Attorney J. C. Chamberlain ofothis
city, who died last Sunday night
following an operation for appendi
citis, was held yesterday afternoon,
the remains being interred in the
local cemetery and accompanied to
their final resting place by the mem
bers of the Masonic lodge of Inter
national Falls and a large number of
Mr. Chamberlain and a party of
friends went up to Rainy Lake for
and the opening will be an auspicious
Owing to the additional expense
in putting on this big bill, it will
be necessary for Manager Brinkman
to charge 50 cents admission, Mon
day and Tuesday evenings.
F. E. Brinkman came to Bemidji
thirteen years ago from Brainerd,
and during his residence here he has
always been to the front in matters
that pertain to the welfare of the
Liberal and generous, Fred Brink
man has made many friends through
out northern Minnesota, and every
one is pleased at the signs of pros
perity about the Family Theater.
He displayed his faith in Bemidji's
greatness, four years ago, when he
erected the splendid brick block
which bears his name, and a "cut"
of which is given herewith.
There is a splendid performance
at the Brinkman Family Theater
this week. Teed & Lazell, a Ger
man comedy sketch team, are the
very best who were ever at the
theater. Their work is laughable
in the extreme.
The Clarke Sisters are also giving
a fine vaudeville stunt.
The moving pictures are very
good, and "Dick"' Bertram, the
pianist, is especially good, this being
his wedding day.
a camping trip a week ago last Sun
day. He was taken sick during the
middle of the week and brought back
to the "Falls," where it was found
necessary Sunday afternoon to
operate upon him for appendicitus.
The discese was found to have been
of several months' standing and
proved fatal Sunday night.
J. C. Chamberlain was a promin
ent attorney of International Falls
as well as postmaster, and was well
known throughout this section of the
state. He is survived by a wife and
four children ranging from two to
fifteen years of age.
The Pioneer still has a few 1909
diariesleft which will be closed out at
half price. The assortment includes
some of the best aswell as the cheap
BIDSSUBMITTED FOR THE
CARRYING OF THE MAIL
Inspector Here Looking OverBids,
Local Postoffice Requires Day
and Night Service.
The postal authorities will in the
very near future award the contract
for the carrying of the mail to and
from the local postoffice to the
depots of the Great Northern, Min
nesota & International and M., R.
L. & M. railways, bids for the work
having been opened here yesterday,
the same being sent to the second
assistant postmaster general at
Washington for approval or rejec
The asking of bids for the service
was made necessary by the change
in the service at the postoffice, which
is now open during the entire twenty
four hours of every day in the week,
mail being made up for the night
trains on both the G. N. and M. & I.
railways. This necessitated the
carrying of the mail at night as well
as in the day time, additional labor
with the mail carrying contract.
Six bids were submitted for carry
ing the mail, and* F. M. Bradford,
post office inspector who is connected
with the second assistant postmaster
general's department of contracts,
was here and inspected the bids,
forwarding the same to the head
quarters at Washington.
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER.fei
VOLUME 7. NUMBER 103. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 18, 1909.
FORTY CENTS PER MONTH.
Blackduck,Aug. 17.(Special cor
respondence of the Pioneer.)
Mrs. George Estabrooks was quite
ill last week.
A number of Indians are in town
A sister of Arthur Willson is
visiting at his home.
J. F. Sullivan is expected home
from his vacation this week.
Since the rain and cooler weather
the fishing is fine at the lake.
Mrs. E. L. Oberg and children
came home from Litchfield, Minn.,
Miss Laura Wilson of Rochester,
Minn.,' arrived Wednesday night
for a visit with her brother, Bunn
T. Wilson, and wife.
J. M. Bryan of Guthrie Center,
Iowa, and Mrs. H. G. Rice of Ham
lin, Iowa, father and sister of Mrs.
J. M. Freeburg, are expected Wednes
day night for a two weeks, visit.
An enjoyable musicale was held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Rice Friday evening in honor of
Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Hall-Quest.
Others present were Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Oberg, Dr. and Mrs. J. M.
Freeburg, Mrs. J. C. Parker, Mr. and
Mrs. B. T. Willson, Miss Laura
Willson, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Jardine,
Rev. F. J. Barackman, M. J. Leak,
Miss Nina Leak, Dr. J. C. Koch
and Carl Oberg.
Sutton's Death Was Caused by Bullet
Self-inflicted, Either Intentionally
Washington, D. C. Aug. 18.
(Special to Pioneer.)The naval
court of inquiry into the cause of
the death of Lieutenant James N.
Sutton ot the marine corps, today
gave out findings to the effect that
they found that he came to his
death either by accidental shoot-
ing or suicide, but just which it
was unable to determine.
The court decided that there was
no possible charge of criminality
against any of the participants in
the fray, except Lieutenant Sutton
himself, and that he is directly and
solely responsible for his own death,
which was self-inflicted, either in-
tentionally or in an effort to shoot
one of the persons restraining him,
and his death was not caused by
any other injur} whatever.
1909 diaries at the Pioneer office
CHAS. A. COLLINS, Manager
WE ARE IN OU NEW STORE
SHOWING NEW FALL GOOD S
Palmer Suits and Coats
The advance styles of the Palmer garment now on
display in our Ready-to-wear Department.
Suits, $21.50 to $35.00
Coats, $7.50 to $35.00
Pingree Shoes for Ladies, $3.00 to $4.00
King Quality Shoes for Men, $3.00 to $5.00
Colonial Draperies, 40 in. wide, 20c to 35c a yard
Curtain Madras, 12c to 18c a yard
Special Lace Curtain values, $ 1.50 to $2.50 a pair
Linoleum Rugs Matting
We are not quite settled in this department, but will be in a few
days, and will then show the latest styles in Men's Furnishings. A
special feature of this department will be Suits and Overcoats made to
order for the same price as ready made.
NAVAL COURT OF INQUIRY
FINDS, IN SUTTON CASE
and will examine into the condition
of School District No. 13 and also
the Township of Cormant, and will
report his findings to the board of
county commissioners of Beltrami
county. the residents of School District No.
13 appeared before the board and
requested'that a public examiner be
appointed to examine into the
accounts of the officers of the school
district and make report to the
board, certain insinuations being
made that everything was not being
conducted "according to Hoyle," so
WILL LOOK OVER BOOKS AS
REQUESTED BY THE BOARD
R. C. Gayner of Litchfield, Deputy Pnblic Examiner, Here
to Examine Affairs of School District Thirteen
and Also Town of Cormant.
J. C. Gayner of Litchfield, deputy
public examiner, is again in Bemidji,
Mr. Gayner's visrt at this time is
on order of the board of county com-
missioners. At a meeting of the
board held August 3rd, a number of
A resolution was adopted by the
board requesting Public Examiner
Schaeffer to send a deputy to examine
the books, and Mr. Schaeffer ordered
Mr. Gayner to make the examination,
the latter having just finished the
examination of the books and
accounts of the city of Bemidji.
Since the adoption of the resolution
by the county board, a warehouse
belonging to Harry Bowers was
burned, the fire also destroying the
books of the treasurer of School Dis-
trict No. 13. Mr. Gayner states that
the destruction of these books will
in no wise interfere with his examin*
ation, as he has all the records nec-
essary, having obtained them from
the county auditor's office, etc.
The examination into the affairs
of the Township of Cormant was
brought about by a petition to
the county board, at the same meet-
ing, and at the request of residents
of that town, who are desirous of
having the affairs of the town aired
THE TEXAS CATTLE KING
COMING THURSDAY NIGHT
Is an Interesting Comedy Drama, Pre
sented by Brownlee & Reed.Is
In presenting to the public for
the season of 1908-09 the drama
entitled "The Texas Cattle King,"
we wish to assure them that this
production is devoid of the sensa
tional clap-trap and blood and
thunder which has characterized so
many western plays and we endeavor
to portray in a faithful manner
scenes and incidents characteristic
of western life and present a clean,
up-to-date performance in every way
worthy of your patronage.
Brownlee & Reed,
Managers, The Texas Cattle King.
"The Texas Cattle King," which
comes to the City Opera House,
Thursday, August 19th, is one of the
most beautiful and interesting
comedy dramas now before the
public, full of pathos mirth and
interesting situations. The scene of
the play is laid in the Lone Star
Statethe home of chivalryand
portrays in a faithful manner life on
the plains as it really is. The com
pany is composed of excellent
players selected with care from the
best theatres in the east, and patrons
of the Opera House are assured of a
rare treat on the appearance of the
Chapter Elects Oificers.
Bemidji Chapter, R. A. M, No.
70, held its annual election last
evening, when the following were
chosen to guide the destinies of the
chapter for the ensuing year:
High Priest, G. E. Carson king,
D. H. Fisk scribe, W. A. Currie
captain of the host, G. H. French
principal sojourner, J. P. Riddell
royal arch captain, A. B. Palmer
secretary, R. H. Schumaker treas
urer, M. Smith.
These officers will be installed at
the first?meeting of the| chapter to
be held in September, which will be
Monday,' September 6.
Bemidji Chapter, No. 70, now has
membership of about 75, which in
cludes not only local Masons, but
members of the order of the different
towns in this vicinity. The chapter
is in excellent financial condition,
and is considered one of the best,
considering size, in state.