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VOL. i, NO. 2.
r Local Talent Acquits Itself With Honors Wednesday evening when the cur tain rose before an audience for the •first time in the new Opera house, over 400 jieopie greeted the first number on the enjoyable program arranged for the occasion. The hall throughout had been brilliantly de corated and illuminated. Over the proscenium hung the motto "Wel come,'’ wrought from flowers by the hands of Mrs. John Pengilly. The first number of the evening was "Gl-oria”of Mozart’s 12th mass.by the Ely City band. The piece was .admirably rendered, especially deserv ing of praise among the bass instru ments. Bomanza "Celestine” by the Temperance band followed in a pleas ing manner, the band having jjoses >ion of the balconv in the rear of the hall. "O, Italia Beloved” with cornet, violin and piano aacompani ment, tilled the hail with melodies sweet and those taking part can well leel proud of the manner in which tiie beautiful strains of this charming air was brought before the appreciative audience. W 1 The Finnish quartette in their national soug "Our Land.” produced harmonious chords, that swelled with pride the bosomsof the Finns present, and made those who could not under stand the words feel as if "America" was not the only beautiful song on earth. Mr. O. Castren. in his comet solo "Floctonian Polka.” plainly showed his skill as a cornetist. His tr'.ple tongue ing was superb and the aud ience demanded an encore which was responded to with the ever popular selection, "That is Love.” I ’ One of the best numbers of the ev ening was the duet by Mr. Sheridan and Miss Stewart entitled. “Mrs. Brown’s Mistake.” Judging from the "* appearance of the much indignant wife, we should judge Mr. Brown had * made a mistake and that Mrs. Brown, ' -in the feminine way. was taking ad- vantage of her leige lord. After a short musical spat in which the parts f were well taken, the difficulty was | cleared up to the satisfaction of both , / Mr. and Mrs. B. and the maritial . heaven was again coated with honey. J The adience. that is the married ones, r felt as if they were interested and after getting over their dazed con dition demanded an encore. Mrs. E. J. Gilbert in her piano solo •“Auforderung zum Tanz.” did not lose one iota from her reputation as a > pianist of note. The piece is one of the most beautiful arrangements for I a piano published and Mrs. Gilbert 1 handled it to the satisfaction of all. The Finnish quartette again made ’ their appearance and gave “Ahti” , / which was well received, especially so by the Finnish contingent. Miss Goldsworthy was forced to respond to thunderous encoring, upon i * -concluding her solo “Zia the Gypsy.” Miss Goldsworthy posesses a beautiful i * voice and her rendition, in the cos tume of the people she represented, of. this rather difficult solo was fascinat- A ing to extremes. I Mr. M. G. Whitford, held the L audience spell bound with his cornet J solo, ‘-Cleopatra Polka” with band ’ accompaniment. Mr. Whitforddivid- t cd honors with Mr. Castren, who later / 4n the evening favored the audience with the “Nankeag Polka” on the cornet. Both gentlemen are finished musicians and deserve the copious applause tendered them. Mr. John Anderson,only strengthen ed his reputation as a basso in the ♦ . solo. “Cobbler’s Song” with chorus by \ the class of gentlemen. This song is - ’l -one of the most beautiful selections it has ever been our fortune to hear and Mr. Anderson knows how to pre- Zsent it. He was very ably assisted by the class, who also assisted him on the encore “Old Black Joe,” of which the chorus was sung in a very light, but yet audible manner. The duet, “Till We Meet Again” . * by Mrs. Aubolee and Mrs. Shipmaß, r 'was 1 fair representation of what trained and finished musicians can •accomplish. The harmony produced by the two voices, which blended most beautifully, was something grand. The song in itself in very beautiful -and when two such charming voices \ as those of Mrs. Shipman a*d Mrs. Atr w tolee render the same, the desired V Result of pleasipg the audience canntn J ' wi THE CONCERT. at the Entertainment. TIIE EL fail to follow. "Beautiful Rain,” by Misses St ewart and Goldsworthy, assisted by t-lie class of beautiful boys and girls, pro duced a feeling among the audience that the grievance they harbored against the weather clerk for the overflow of moisture we have been blessed with this season, was not in accordance with the divine music rendered on the stage that evening and that the best thing to do was to forgive and forget. The patterings produced in the song nevertheless were far more beautiful than the originals have been this summer. The class also accompanied Mr. Law rence and Miss Cowling in the rendi tion of the "Lullabye from Erminie.” Our vocabulary of words is not sufficient to express the charming manner in which this duet was given, suffice it to say that both are good singers and made a hit. Mr. Lahti evidently knows how to handle an euphonium, as was plainy evidenced by the manner he played his solo. "Stella Polka” accompanied by the Temperance band. The con cert closed with a laughable musical sketch entitled, •■Serenade to Dinah” by the Ely City band, in which the band made up as minstrels with the usual bones and tambo, gags and songs, followed by a grand musical selection admirably played. Altogether the concert and dedica tion of the new Opera house was a success and the promoters of the en tertainment deserve much credit for the manner in which the affair was bandied. The net receipts of the eve ning were $l6O. THE NEW SCHOOL HOUSE. Work Bejrun on the Much Needed Addition to the School Building. Contractors Donald & Cullen, of West Superior, have begun the exca vations for the basement of the ad dition to the school building and are rushing the work as fast as the con ditions will permit. The basement will be 36x60. 10 feet in the clear and will be fitted with closets and the Schmeid dry system of heating and ventilating. The building to be set upon the foundation walls will be 36x60, two stories. The new part of the building will contain the en trance. The doors will open into a vestibule from which stairways will lead to the upper rooms and to the basement. From the vestibule is entered a hall on each side of which doors, leading to the recitation and class rooms are situated, to the left of the hall a 10x24 wardrobe will be at hand. The recitation rooms are 20x24 and the class rooms, 24x34, black boards to run around all the rooms. The upper story is laid out with the rooms in the same positions as the lower. The old building is to be raised two feet and a 16-foot excava tion made under it to receive the var ious pipes and other appurtenrnces tielonging to the heating apparatus. The entire work is to be completed by Oct. 1, and Mr. Cullen, the gentleman in charge, says all the material and labor will be secured in Ely, as far as is possible, and that the work will be completed in time. The Cut-Off to Fall Lake. John Hawkinson, county road sup erintendent, was in the city Thurs day and Friday. In company with Rich. Whiteside, he made a trip to wards Winton to look up the pro posed cut-off to Fall lake. The county commissioners, at their road appro priation meeting, appropriated SI2OO to build the road, but the sum was found inadequate and no one would attempt the work for that money. The proposed cut-off is from the sei of nwi of section 26 a little east of north through the properties of Brown Bros. & Miller, the Trust & Loan company and Max Shapiro, to Winton, shortening the present way of reaching Fall lake by about two and a half miles. Mr. Hawkinson was not prepared to say whether the county would undertake the work now or not. More money is needed. Looks Suspicious. The spur tracks being graded at the Pioneer, will in all probability be ready for the track layers by the end of the week. Considering the large amount of work in progress at this mine and the rushing manner in which the improvements are being pushed, an inference could be made that the Pioneer intended to do some shipping this season. We sincerely hope this may be the ease. ELY, MINNESOTA, WEDN DEATH OF W. M. BELL. The Much Respected Gentleman Passes Away at Hlh Home in ThU City. It was with feelings of extreme re gret that our people were appraised Saturday morning, of the death of Master Mechanic Bell, at his resi dence, from tumor of the stomach. Although his death had been expect ed. the news nevertheless produced a shock to his many friends in Ely and elsewhere. During his two year's residence in Ely, Mr. Bell has made hosts of friends by his manly bearing, and scruplous conduct of both public and private affairs. William McKail Bell, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1842 and was at the time of his death, 52 years of age. At the age of 17. deceased emi grated to New York and spent some time in that state and Pennsylvania after which he went to Toronto, Can. In 1874 he was married at Fort Rob inson,a few miles from Niagara Falls, to Miss Chamberlain. Four children were born to the couple, two of whom are still living and were with their mother at the bedside of husband and father to the last. For 18 years dur ing his residence in various places in Canada, Mr. Bell was chief engineer on Lake Superior steamers, plying be tween Duluth and Canadian points. About three years ago, deceased re moved with his family to Duluth, where for six months he held the as sistant superintendency of the Elect ric Power system, but on account of the confining nature of the work was compelled to secure a situation more on the outside and in consequence accepted the position as master me chanic at the Chandler which place he acceptably filled up to October last, when, on account of his ailment he was compelled to resign. The first operation for tumor was performed by Dr. Shipman and assistants, a year ago last March, the second on the third of June following, the third on Aug. 27 and the last on April 1. In spite of the numerous operations, the tumor continued to show itself and at the time of his death, extended from under the hip bone on the left side across the abdomen and could not possibly be prevented although every thing possible in the power of Dr. Shipman and several other physicians, was done. At the time of Mr. Bell's advent to Ely he was a man of 220 pounds—the very picture of health — but at the fime of his demise, he had shrunk to a bare frame, weighing not much over 100 pounds, the severe ill ness having worked in a telling man ner on the once healthy and stately man. The funeral occurred Sunday from the Presbyterian church, Rev. E. H. Bull officiating, under the auspices of Tower lodge, A. F. & A. M., deceased having been a member of the masonic fraternity for 27 years. A special train arrived from Tower at about 2 o'clock having on board thirty mem bers of Tower lodge. The Odd Fel low's rooms, in the Vail block, were thrown open to the visiting masons for which they feel highly thankful. Rev. Bull sermonized on ‘‘There's a House not made with Hands. Eter nally in Heaven.” one of the masonic funeral texts and handled it very nicely. Brothers, W. H. Phillips, Nels Hillman, John Cowling. W. H. Hunter, Nick Cowling and R. S. Mil ler acted as pall bearers. Brother W. P. Chinn, performed the sad rites in behalf of the lodge at the grave. The Ely City band escorted the fun eral cortege to the cemetery with slow, sad strains of martial music. Mrs. Bell and family, have the sym pathy of the city in their bereave ment. As soon as the family can put their affairs in shape, they leave Ely for Toronto, Can., where they have relatives living. Mrs. Bell extends heartfelt thanks in behalf of herself and family, to all those who assisted her during the illness and burial of her husband, especially to the mem bers of Tower lodge, A. F. & A. M. TEMPERANCE CONVENTION. Ely Honored By Temperance Delegate* From All Over America. Wednesday's train brought to this city thirty-one grand lodge delegates from New York, Minneapolis, the state of Michigan, Canada and in fact from all over America, in attendance of the National Finnish Temperance convention which was to Convene in | W. M. Bell, whose fnneral occured th?scity Thursday, Friday and-Satur- j Sunday, was acting mayor Of this city day The visitors were mfet at the ■ duri g the year 18W-. MINER AY, JULY 31, 1895. depot by the Finnish Temperance band and the Ely City band, and escorted to the hall. The routine ednention work was, gone through with, on Thursday and Friday. Satur day morning the bands again went to the depot and escorted the excur sionists from Virginia Mountain Iron. Tower and Soudan, to the hall; about 150. having come on the special train which arrived at 10 o'clock. The Soudan Finnish Temperance society came in a body in uniform, accom panied by the Soudan Volunteer band On arrival at the hall, the proces sion was formed and the line of march taken through the principal streets of the city. There were 288 persons of both sexes in line, and with the three bands made a got»d appearance. After parading the city, the column wended its way to Pleasure point where a grand picnic was to be held in the afternoon. Speeches were made by Mr. Saari and several of the delegates in both the English and Finnish languages. Three bands played choice selections and various sports occupied the at tention of the picnicers until so'clock when the city was sought, to 'place everything in readiness for the drama which was to be given that evening. The play "Minna von Barnhelm” was exceptionally well rendered by the local dramatic club. In the sports at the park in the afternoon the crowd took great in terest. John Hapla secured first money for his dexterity in retaining his position on a wooden horse and knocking all adversaries off with a bag, tilled with hay which he handled to perfection. This is a Finnish game and provokes much merriment among the spectators. Peter Hauppi,. secur ed second money. Nick Aijala won the first prize in the 100-yard dash and Ed. Harri took the second. The egg race was won by Miss Markey Lahti with Miss Olga Heiskari second. The Grand lodge officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows: G. C. t., Isaac Sillberg, of Republic, Mich; G. V. t., Henry Heikkila. of Ishpeming. Mich; G. Sec., Alex Pantti, of Ishpeming: G. Treas.. Jafet Lukkarilla, of Ishpeming. The next annual convention will take place at Virginia. Minn. The society netted about S4OO which will go towards paying for the beauti ful Opera house erected by them. These figures represent the net receipts from the concert, picnic and drama. ARE YOU AMONG THEM. Another Grist of Patents Issued by Uncle Sam for Minnesota Settlers, Following is the list of those fortu nate enough to secure patents to lands in the Duluth district which are now at the land office awaiting their owners: St. Louis County: Daniel J. McDonald. Arthur E. Peck. Joel T. Turnquist. Andrew Hagenson. George Spurbeck. Donald B. Mc- Donald. Albert Ellison. Thomas Loftus. Rob ert Kennedy. Daniel Tobin. Zakias Skog. Bert Johnson. Andrew Anderson. Joseph F. Hobbes. Arthur Gordon. Margaruito Parker. John Witowski. Amos Petterson. Abe Harris. Jennie Hanson. Arnold A. Miller. Emma Rossman. Alfred Spence. James Walsh. Jas. L. Lusk. Helen McCoy. Edward F. Burg. Joseph Lloyd. John M. Leadholm. Jennie M. Carmichael’ Mattie J. Rice. Maggie Osberg. L. B. Brooks. W. D. Lamont. John P. Ross man. Charles H. Rupp. David McVicar. John Elfstrom. Henry E. Green. James McClew. Daniel Sedell. Douglas Counts. Wis.: Frank A. Flower. John Bleie. John Chavious. Stanton Seavev. Itasca County. Minn.: Botolo Passardi. Edwin L. Lewis. William J. Ross. Lake County: Erick Stend&bl. Malcolm McLeod. Ashland County. Wis.: John E. Mullown ey. Joseph Martin. Also for Miles E. Stitt, of Ontonagon. Mich- Alphonse Couture, of Eau Claire. Wis.. Geo. C. Clark of Hennepin county. Minn.. Sefanus Kristenson. of Wilkin county. Minn.. Frank Wilkins, of Bayfield. Wis- C lark P. Shea, of Morrison county. Minn.. William Coleman, of Washburn county. Wis-'Chas. Miner’ of Sag inaw. Wis- Eugene Caron, of Chippewa county. Wis- Wilmer E. Smith, of Carlton county. Minn. Probably a New Boat. Manager Kalmbach. of the Lake Superior Fish company, is negotiating for the purchase of the steamer Paul, now owned by the Knox Lumber com pany. to ply on Basswood lake in the fishing business. The Knox company will, in all probability, purchase or build a larger boat for use in towing logs on Fall lake as the Paul is not powerful enough to do the heavy tow ing. especially when the wind is a iittte strong. The Fish company in tend to build a narrow guage track between Basswood and Fall lakes, across the portage connecting these two bodies for Use in transporting their products to Winton where the loading in cars ft to take place. $2.00 PER YEAR. SPORTING NOTES. The boys have again decided tc play ball in Ely and in consequence have met and organized with Wm. Cox captain and Chas. Bale manager. The club is composed of Messrs. Shea, pitcher; Sullivan, catcher: Wallace. Ist base: Carey. 2nd base: Cox. 3d base: Stevens, short stop: Polkinghorn. lett field: Goldsworthy, right field, and Bale center field. This is a good nine and will make the neighboring towns look to their laurels. Dr. Richardson won the gold medal at the Tower shoot Sunday oil a 24 out of a possible 25 score. Richardson and Cummings tied on 24. and in th/ tie shoot the Dr. won. The silver medal was taken by W. H. Congdon on a 21 score. Dooley the pitcher recently signed by the Tower club, has a good record and no doubt will acquit himself to the satisfaction of all in the first game to be played Sunday. Aug. 11. between Eveleth and Tower. The Tower dub have also secured valuable members in the persons of Walsh and Findlay. Four of the Ely Gun club members amused themselves Sunday morning at the shooting grounds. The scores made were: Eisenach 20, Sletten 15, Anderson 14 and Rapson 9, out of a possible 25 birds. GOLDKN NUGGETS. Julius Ropes, the Ishpeming assayer and chemist, now located in the Rainy lake country reports things very quiet in the Seine river country. About the only development work being done is that on H. P. 54 by the Gilman boys. He says there undoubt edly are tine gold properties up there, but it will take capital to develop them, and that monied men are not going to buy “unsight and unseen” and pay big money, as hoped by the prospectors. And the apparant lack of desire to bond properties also will work detriment to the best interests of the country. When the time comes so that prospectors will be rea sonable in their demands, it is likely that something may be done, but not before. A placer mining excitement has broken out in the Big Manitou country. The finds of the placers was made by Geo. Asplund, formerly of this city, who is at present associated with several of the Rainy lake busi ness men in the Seine and Manitou gold fields. The dirt and gravel, pan in good shape on the surface, and it is expected that richer results will be obtained wnen bed rock is reached. Mr. Asplund and his associates have acquired title to several hundred acres for placers and left last week to begin work of opening the same. A good stream of water crosses the property that can be used for washing the dirt in pan or t rocker or it can be flumed. We have been promised an early report of the result of the work at the placer mines discoverd in the Big Manitou country. If it turns out as expected it will give an impetus to the search for placer ground elsewhere about the gold region and will do mure in way of rapid development of all our mining interests than is possible to any other interest. A placer ground is a poor man's paradise. The Little American stamp mill made a clean-up of for one day's run a week ago Friday. Most of the clean ups have been short of that amount because of poor ore. It is a shame that so good a property is not developed as it should be by its owners, as It is capable of being made one of the finest mines in the country, with very little expense. It has demon strated its worth as a bullion pro ducer. even under the most trying and adverse circumstances. Itasca county will make an interest ing exhibit of its resources at the coming state fair. Those having the exhibit in charge have asked the Rainy lake and Seine river people te send specimens of the quartz found in that country. The Gilman boys have discovered and are in posession of the find on the Manitou, a gold mine of immense riches. They brought some of the ore to Bainy Lake City and it will probably yield to the ton and is free-milling. Job work at -this office All kinds' MINNESO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.