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The first really destructive fire
in the history of this city oc curred this morning, and as a result four houses of prostitu tion went up in smoke at a loss aggregating $20,000. Wm. Dun calf, Fred C. Tyson, Prank Gag non and W. E. Rose were the pro prietors cf the places. The fire started about 3 o'clock, and the fire department was im mediately called out, but upon their arrival found the buildings a mass of flames on the inside, and nothing could be done to save them. They turned their atten tion to the adjoining buildings. Streams were turned onto the Blake house and the Thurston & Love saloon building, and were in this manner successful in con fining the fire to the buildings already in flames. All efforts to save anything from the burning mass were futile, some of the occupants narrowly escaping with their lives. Due to the closing up last week each of the houses had only two or three occupants, and no bar tenders were employed on the night shift. It has been their custom since the saloon part N. P. MA BU Hay Bay Red Lake Railroad and Transportation Co. Line. FIRE O N THE HILL Four Houses of Prostitution Wen in Smoke This Morning Abou Three O'clock. LOS S WIL AGGREGAT E ABOU $20,000 Insurance on the Four Buildings Said to Abou $9,C00No Lives Were Lost. Rumors come from Red Lake Falls to the effect that the North ern Pacific has agents looking over the line of the recently bank rupted Red Lake Railroad and Transportation company with a view of buying the same and exImmediatley tending the Minnesota & Inter national due west, pf obably from Bemidji, due west to Red Lake Falls to connect with the North ern Pacific. The report has not been con firmed, and those in direct con nection with the business of the railroad company say they know nothing of the move To Cut Off Light One of the propositions that will come up before the village council at the next meeting will be the question of cutting, off some of the street lights in north and west of Fifth street. Many of the lights now running, while they are necessary, will have to "be cut off in order to economize in the running expenses of the village. It is said that the coun cil will also take steps to cut off the street lights in the business section after 12 o'clock. rTTTT^TT^TT W_W_ W only has been in commission to work the day bartender until about midnight and close up. This was done last night. Thf! bartender at Tyson's closed up at midnight, leaving a good fire in the bar room stove, and it is the supposition that the door in some manner was opened and some of the coals fell to the floor. The fire was not discovered until after the whole interior of the place was a mass of flames, and was spreading to the adjoining buildings. The buildings were all two-Delano, story frame structures and ag gregate a loss in the neighbor hood of $20,000, distributed as follows: Fred C, Tyson,... $5,000 Wm. Duncalf 7,000 Frank Gagnon.... 4,000 W. E. Rose 5,000 Insurance was carried on each of the places except that of Gag non's. Mr. Duncalf carried $4,000, Tyson $3,500, and Rose $1,500. Some talk of incendiarism has been started' but it is believed by the large number that the fire was purely accidental, no object for incendiarism being pre ented. JACK S RELEASE Quarantine Raised from Lumber Camps and Employes Celebrate. County Health Officer Blakes lee, returned this morning from Kelliher, where yesterday after noon he raised the quarantine that has been kept over the lumber camp of R. E. White. upon the release the employes of the camp donned their "best togs" and set out tor town, not forgetting to make a "tonch" for a few dollars apiece, and when the doctor left them at Kelliher they were having the best kind of a time. You can see them at Reed's Art Studio K. of P. Celebration. The local lodge of Knights of Pythias will celebrate the forty first anniversary of their knight hood at a grand ball and banquet to be given in their hall on next Tuesday night. A banquet will be served and dancing and speechmakins: will follow. The occasion will be for members of the order and their wives, and visiting members are also invited to attend. Ruggles in Town. C. P. Ruggles, the millionaire timber owner, is in the city. Mr. Ruggles is looking up titles to some of his holdings in this vicinity. He has extensive inter ests in this section. Koto On Callodio Carbon Paper ggggggg MRS SWEDBACK IS DEA Mother of Senator E. J. Swedback Dies Last Night of Diabetes. WAS PIONEER OF MINNESOTA AND HAS MAN FRIENDS. Was Born at Borgsjo, Sweden, in 1816, and Came to Minne sota in 186S. Mrs. Dorothy Swedback, mother of Senator E. J. Swed back, died last night about a o'clock at the residence of the Senator in this city, of diabetes. Mrs. Swedback, was born at Borgsjo, Sweden, Ausgust 16 1816, and lived there until 1868, when the family removed to the United States and settled at Red Wing, Minn. They lived at that city a year after which the family removed to Minneapolis, where they made their residence for one year. Later they airain moyed to where her two sons, John and E. J., engaged in the lumbar business. In 1898 the family came to this city, and the two sons engaged in lumber business. They have made this their residence ever since, and by their fair dealings and strict business methods have won the respect of the en tire community. Another son, Ole Swedback, also survives and is a homesteader at Big Fork. Mrs. Swedback has a number of grand children, among whom are Charles Swedback of this city and Mrs. Haines of Ripple. Mrs. Swedback took sick nine days ago. She has been hale and very hearty for a person at so advanced an age, and the death was a surprise ___ Mrs. Swedback was a member of the Baptist church, to which she was joined 36 years ago. She was a loving wife, a kind mother and a true friend to those with whom she was intimately acquainted, and will be mourned by a host of friends and ac quaintances who tender their heartfelt sympathies to the sor rowing relatives. Funeral services will be under the auspices of the Baptist church of this city, but the time has not as yet been fixed. WANT S NEWTRIA Great Northern Asks for New Trial of Damage Suit of Mrs. Fred Neiman. From present indications the Neiman damage case, in which Mrs. Fred Neiman was given damages in the sum of $5,000 at the last term of the district court at Crookston, will be ap pealed to the supreme court. The railroad company took ex ception to the decision of the court, and Saturday morning a motion was presented to Judge Watts in chambers for a retrial of the case or a setting aside of the verdict.. Attorney Country man of St. Paul represented the railroad company in the argu ments. Mrs. Neiman is the widow of the Great Northern fireman who was killed in this city last sum mer by falling from the side board of a locomotive into the Mississippi river while crossing the bridge, and claims that the sideboard was defective. A Kansas Minister. Rev. S. Coulton of Circle ville, Kas., says:"Dr. Warner Your WM6e Wine of Tar Syrup has been in my family and found to be all and even more than you claim for it. It is a speedy cure for all throat and lung diseases For sale at City Drug store. New Laces New Embroideries New Muslin Underwear New Ginghams New Wash Good WOL STORIE S Samuel Simpson of Grand Rapids Relates Some Interest- ing Ones. Samuel Simpson, formerly su perintendent of the Crookston Lumber company's logging de partment of this city, and who is now running several camps in the vicinity of Grand Rapids, says that he has never during his residence in Northern Minne sota seen the wolves so numerous =fej A THE BAZAAR New Chatelain Bags Q\ir Spring Goods tre coining some eo-e here balance on the way. as they have been this winter. The following is one of many stories Mr. Simpson has to tell of the wolves in the vicinity of Grand Rapids: "One day this week a scaler named Bert Loomis and a tally man named H. E. Anderson, who lives at my camp on Leech river^ and who works at John Sibley's camp over on Boy river, four miles distant, were treed by wolves for two hours. The menearly struck out from my camp at 4 o'clock, and of course it was dark at that time. While tra versing a swamp they became aware of the presence of wolves, whose motives were plainly hos tile. "Loomis and Anderson took If you want to know what smartly dressed men are wearing this season, ask to see Stein-Bloch Clothes." STEIN -BLOCfi SMART CLOgT^ft5 I IHA^TMIS LABEL BENEATH THE COLLAR DO YOU KNOW that you can wear fine custom made clothes at a very moderate cost, if you come to us to be clothed? We sell the ready-to-wear Bloch Smart Clothes which are acknowledged by clothing experts to be equal in style, in fabric and in workmanship to the high grade productions of the most fashionable "to-order tailors." If you area judg^ of fine workmanship you'll greatly admire this apparel. If your clothes-knowledge is meagre you may safely come here and let us show you what high grade fabrics and superb workmanship are put into Stein-Bloch Smart Clothesthe information will be worth money to you now and for all time. If you really want to be well dressed at small cost and where is the man that doesn't?Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes will do the trick." Suits and Overcoats, $10 Upward 15he Clothiers New Woo Dress Goods New Trimmings New Lace Curtains New Hair Ornaments New Belts the hint early, and, without ring ing in any bluffs, climbed trees with all possible speed. Five or six wolves stood under each tree and looked hungrily up at the men until daylight and they van ished into the woods. "The wolves this winter are very bold. I saw one run across the road not 50 feet ahead of me one evening. He was a big fellow and had an excellent set of teeth, which he exhibited in pass ing. "A homesteader on Boy river has seven wolf carcasses hanging up in his yard. He killed most of them with poison."