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Before Placing Your Winters'
COAL AND WOOD
Chestnut St., Virginia, Minn.
Schipley's New Block, Virginia.
Our stock is now complete and we are showing
a full line of
Men's Boy's and
Hats and Caps,
BOOTS AND SHOES, &e
at Lowest Prices.
SUITS, $5,00 to $22.50, Best Value
OVERCOATS, $6 to $22.50.) The Money
First in Quality, First in Style,
First in Low Price.
Scblpley's New Building.
Chestnut Street, Virginia, Minn
Wilson Bros. Fine Shirt?,
£. &. W. Collars and Cuffs,
Gov. Knute Nelson
Hon. C. A. Towne,
The Opera House,
Notes from the Mesaba and
Other Iron Ranges.
.. The Chicago & Minnesota Ore
company which is a sub-company
of the Minnesota Iron company,
has just taken from Robinson &
Flynn, Detroit lumberman, a
sixty day option for a lease of
iron lands in section 34, 5817,
just east of Eveleth at a price
between '$50,000 to #75,000. Tlxe
lease provides for a ro3Talty of 25
cents a ton. This is one of the
finest properties on the Mesaba
range. It is the property which
Kimberly. Weimer and others
bought less than two years ago
for $120,000, paying $20,000 cash
and expending $7,000 additional
for exploration work, all of
which money they, were com
pelled to drop through the hard
times. If the Minnesota people
close this deal they will have
three splendid mines near Eve
leth within a mile of each other,
the others being the Roucleau
Ray and the Mclnnis.
Preparations are now being
made for the sinking of a third
shaft at the Canton the coming
winter. The new shaft will be
located to the south of shaft B,
near the Rouclileau line, in the
ground which was recently test
ed with a diamond drill. The
drill test was not productive of
entirely satisfactory results, but
the proposed work would indi
cate a firm belief that there ex
ists a paying body of ore. Sink
ing in shaft A progresses stead
ily, although considerable trou
ble is experienced with water. A
depth of about 70 feet below the!tioBS Irom the tunes our great
Old level lias been attained, and grandfather's sister-in-law used
the shaft will be sunk about ten to sing, while the participants
will be bedecked in costumes
The announcement that the re- representative of the style of a
ceivers of the Colby and others century or more ago. The price
of the Penokee and Gogebic Con-1 °f admission has been placed at
solidated mines are about to turn! 25 cents, and children 15 cents
the properties over to the stock
holders is a little premature.
Mr. Rand, one of the receivers
of the company, was in Cleve
land during the week, and it is
known that matters pertaining to
the receivership, or reorganiza
tion as it may be called, haye
been progressing satisfactorily, I *n£ until tomorrow, Saturday
and a settlement among stock- evening, in the new Bank build
holders may be expected after in»- Mr. Shea has arranged
the close of navigation. It is a *or the Virginia String Band,
family affair, anyhow.—Marine
One of the Ward brothers of
West Superior will leave tomor
row for Rainy Lake to build a
mining camp and get ready for
the location of a mill on their
property. The mine is three
fourths of a mile east of the
Little American on an island and
a number of men are now en
gaged in developing it.
Another mining company has
paid a dividend. A division of
$1 a share was made by the Lake
Angeline company a few days
The strikers at the Tamarack
mine cried quits, and such as
were allowed to do so returned
to work Monday morning.
The night crew at the Biwabik
was laid off Monday, owing to
the inability of the mine manage
ment to obtain cars.
The Ironton Steel works at
West Duluth are to resume oper
ations at once with a force
from 800 to 1000 men,
The Gogebic is just now the
center of the homestead enure.
Filings have been made on the
Brother ton, Anvil, Colby, Nor
rie and other properties, 6h
lands owned by the Lake Super
ior Ship Canal, Railway and
Iron company. The sudden ap
pearance of the fever finds its
backing in a recent decision of
Judge Severns, of the U. S.
Court, refusing to grant an in
junction restraining homestead
ers from trespassing on Canal
The Iron Trade Review says
that "a significant sale of the
past week was one of 15,000-tons
of ore of one of the best grades
of Mesaba at fifteen cents ad
vance over the figure at which
th%bulk of thia mine.'* output
Winston Bros.... on Saturday
finished their stripping contract
at the Norman, and cldsed work
on that property. This close
down throws a uumber of men
out of employment.
Geo. St. Clair has made the
owners of the Little American
gold mine a proposition for a
twenty year lease.
The Mountain Iron and Rath
bun mines will be lit by electric*
Met The Call.
On Monday the laborers em
ployed by the Drake &• Stratton
company and the drill men em^
ployed bp the Oliver went out,
demanding an additional increase
in pay, notwithstanding that on
that date a raise of about ten per
cent, in wages went into effect
The local management of the
Drake & Stratton company advo
cated the closing of their sea
son's work here, as all contracts
for '94 had been filled, but ad
vices from the Pittsburg office
were to accede to the demands
of the men, which was done, and
operations resumed Thursday.
Old Folk's Conoort.
An Old Folk's Concert under
the auspices of the M. E. church
choir, will furnish for Virginians
an evening's entertainment on
Tuesday evening next. The
program (will consist of selec
and the opera house should be a
full house or better on that
Opening Danoe at Eveleth.
The proposed opening dance
at Eveleth, by W. H. Shea, was
postponed from Tuesday even-
Review. looking to the comfort and ac
commodation of visitors. A eor
A general raise of wages of dial invitation is extended all to
from ten to fifteen per cent, went attend and enjoy a pleasant
into effect at all the leading' evening.
properties on the range the first
of the month, and labor is now
being paid about $1.50 while
miners receive about $1.65 com
pany account. At the Franklin,
which is all contract work, no
advance was made, but the min
ers at this property are making
better than present company ac
count wages at other mines, one
crew averaging $2.44 per shift
last month, and many-averaging
from $1.90 to $2.25 per shift.
VIRGINIA, ST! LOUIS COUNTY, MIBMESKT^IRIDAY, OCTOBER 5,1894.
everything has been done
The organization of the Re
publican dab at Eveleth was
postponed from Tuesday even'
ing, October 2. until Saturday
evening, October 6, owing to the
inclemency of the weather and
the fearful condition of the
roads. Virginia will send a
rousing delegation to our neigh
boring town to see that the boys
start right. The meeting will
be held at Anderson & Burke's
A trade dollar, dated 1876,
was lost in this village. The
coin is so made as tp open by
pressing on one edge. The
owner has had same in his pos
session for a number years aud a
suitable reward will be paid to
any person returning same to
this office or to Lipbrock's sa
Irrespective of Party,
The political candidate is now
the most all around genial jovial
fellow to be found. After Npv.
6 when he ceases to be candidate
he will again assume his normal
Fifty Mtn UM Off
On October•_ 1st 'the Moon
Lumber company laid off ttoli
[night craw at their Virginia^
of mill, about fifty men being af
fee ted by the change.
T- ."•' '•\T
C. A. Towne.
The Opera House,
THE LOCAL FIELD.
Happenings of a Week in the
v^S^past week has been a busy
one*wHhour police. More ar
rests have been made than dur
ing any other one week for the
Get ready for winter.
John Owens Sundayed with
hid- family at Tower.
W. II. Shea, of Eveleth, lost
the zinc bottom to an ice chest
off his load the firstrof the tfedk,
near the Chesser house. Anyone
finding same will be suitably re
iva^ded by leaving word at this
frank Jutrash, plumber and
tinner, had the misfortune to
slip and fall from a ladder on
his building yesterday morning,
striking the ground in such wise
Us to cause a serious fracture of
his left arm. The accident will
lay him up for some weeks, but
he will continueto attend to his
increasing business asusual, im
mediately wiring for a man to fill
his place in the shop.
Mr. and Mrs. Wagner rejoice
over the advent of a girl baby at
their Cleveland avenue home on
Sunday morning last.
In our last issue we overlooked
the fact that Capt. T*hos. tfip
pett ijs back frobdi'His trip to the
Gogebic, greatly improved in'
health, and is again at his old
past in the Peoples' Meat Mar
Humor says that two of Vir
ginfy's well-known yoijbg people
will sodh be one. The Enter
prise extends, in advance, con
Loper & Komery, the well
known lumbermen, are putting
in a camp at Highland, where
they will cut a large quantity of
of logs this winder. There, is
yet 15,000,000 feet of Standing
pine in that vicinity, which if
got .out, must come before the
present line of the Iron Range
is abandoned. The cut will be
shipped to Duluth.
Otto Duehler, of Virginia,
went to Chicago recently with
$700 in his pocket and allowed a
slick confidence man to "bunco"
him out of $200. The "con"
man was not satisfied with this
and was trying to get the re
mainder of the money when he
was arrested. The money was
The first snow of the season
Sunday morning. That's what
makes the boys wonder what
they did with their summer's^ty ™lles
The Jewish New Year was
duly observed on Monday by a
nunber of Virginia's business
people of that nationality.
A Finlander broke into the
home of H. Smith at an early
hour Tuesday morning. Mrs.
Smith was alone in the house at
the time, but got out the back
door and gave the alarm to
neighbors, who went for Mr. S.
and an officer. When the officer
arrived the intruder was calmly
sleeping in a chair, but the
probability is that he will sleep
in the pen for some months to
come. He was bouud over to
the district court and was taken
down on Wednesday to await
trial. Such occurences are be
coming too common in Virginia.
Mrs. L. L. Prescott returned
home from a short visit with
relatives and friends at Duluth.
A runaway of one of Mesker's
dray teams yesterday morning
raised hovac with a load of heat
Mr, and Mrs. E. E. Burley
Rejoice over the advent Of a son
lit their pleasant home on Wy
oming avenue, at high noon to
O.. D, Finney left Monday for
i, and on Tuesday went by
teat to Cleveland,
John Lamont r$turne$ to Vir
ginia Saturday, after his
trip to Arkansas and southern,
points, and will probably remain
At the meeting of the state
board of equalization at St. Faui,
the assessed valuation of St.
Louis county was cut down 20
A lumberman named Went
worth, of Duluth, came up Tues
day to look over the plant of the
Mesaba Lumber company, at
McKinley, with a view of pur
chasing. He owns considerable
pine about McKinley which has
been burned over, and must be
cut this winter, and if Mr. Went
worth can succeed in making the
mill purchase the logs will be
manufactured into lumber at that
point next season.
The Duluth & Iron Range will
sell excursion tickets to Duluth
on the occasion of Gov. McKin
ley *s visit, Monday next, at $2.60
round trip. Visitors from the
range go down on regular morn
ing train and return on special
leaving Duluth at 7 o'clock p. m.
Coal is advancing in price.
Mrs. B. Levin, of Tower,
joined her husband in this citv
on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs.
Levin will soon be at home in
their pleasant apartments over
the Model Clothing store.
Miss Stella Golden, who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. J.
A. McLeod, for several weeks,
returned on Monday to her
'Tis said that Virginia now
has a place where you can bet
two dollars on. the black ariil'
change your luck.
Miss Mae Gill returned from
her summer vacation at Chip
pewa Falls, Saturday, prepara
tory to resuming her school du
If Madeline Pollard insists up
on going upon the stage it would
be a fine stroke for her to secure
Mr. Breckenridge as her leading
man. As he is out of a job and
the combination might be ex
traordinarily, the gallant Ken
tuckiah imghfc haVe no serious
The base ball dance Friday
evening last was a success in
every way, and a very enjoyable
time was had by all attendants.
The Diamond Match company
will put in 150,000,000 feet. of
timber the coming season, most
of which will be cut in Gogebic
and Ontonagon counties. This
will furnish employment to a
large number of men on the Go
Miss Daisy Wilmofc, of Utica,
arrived in the city Saturday
last. Miss Wilmot will be en
gaged in the Virginia schools
the coming year.
To fie Taken with Salt.
'Railroad building is. expect
ed for this winter by both the
Duluth & Iron Range and Du
luth, Missabe & Northern roads.
Two branches, one ten miles in
length and' the other twenty
miles long, are to be built by
the former, as well as a line six-
A Atft Jk. 11 ...
whiie the latter wili connect
with some mines six miies from
the nearest point. The Duluth,
Mississippi River & Northern is
also getting the iron and grad
ing for nearly thirty miles of
new road, part of which is for
the ore traffic."
We find the above *in the St.
Paul Dispatch from a Duluth
correspondent. Luckily salt is
cheap, and while some the state
ments bear a semblance of
truth, the article as a whole
sfrould.be taken, with plenty of
Dr. R. F. Lynch, dentist, who
advertised ta the last issue of
The Enterprise that he would
visit Virginia' this week, has
postponed' his" visit here until
November 10th, at which time
he will visit the range again
spending ten days in this city
and eight days at,
For the best and the latest in
clothing, hats and caps and fine
furnishings, go to the Mode
CT.JD. Kinney, Pres.
Northern Light Lodge, No
128, K. of P., will give pgrand
Thanksgiving ball at Crockett's
Opera House, this city, and will
spare no pains to make it
grand success, as are all parties
given by this order.
SURROUNDED by Fifteen Developed Mines and any quantity of
WILL* BE LARGER than all towns combined on the Mesat/
Range and the Center of Business.
HAS TWO RAILROADS and Excellent Communication with'
Other Portions of the Range and Business World!
HAS A COMPLETE SYSTEM of Water Works. City supplied
with Pure Spring Water. Electric Lights Beautifflll^
Situated, and a Healthy Community in Every Respect.
FOR PLATS or information call upon or address
P. W. SCOTT &
Fine Residenee Lots For Sale,
Plaid Dress Goods.
For One Pair 10-4 Gray
Latest Novelties in
Smyrina Rugs and Chen
elle Curtains at
Very Low Prices.
0 VIRGINIA CASH STORE,
M. M, WESTUNfi,
Repair woRk A specialty.
Steamship Tickets and Pay iiaterest on Timo Deposits.
Bank on Corner of Ctrcstnut Street and Wyoming Avenue.
Money Loaned on Waicheff and
1 •.!»••• y
Ia City Brut Store. CiMintoad Bleek
VIRGINIA. ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MINNESOTA.
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE.
Good Business and! Improved Business
Residence Lots for land Residence frop
Sale on Easy TermsJerty For Sale Cheap.
HOUSES AND STORES TO RENT.
IT HAS PASSEDI
The Senate has passed the Tariff Bill,
Grover has Swallowed a Bitter ^ill.
The Iron and Sugar didn't meet his wil
How long now will the business f~H!
world stand still
Paying the penalty of that Senate Bill?
Don't let what we are offering Pass
Will buy a pair of
BOY'S KNEE PANTS.
for Double Width Scotch
-f he Metropolis of the
$5 Down and $5? Monthly Payments/
Ladies' and Children's
Medium Weight Jackets
Dark col. outing -fljuinel
are popular fabrics and gin splen
did service for wear.
For double width all
carpets and Floor Oil
Are arririar dally. Cotnala aad
seethe Pretty Things.
BANK OF VIRGINIA.
Doey A General Banking Business.'
Receives deposits, issues foreign and domestic exchange.
& Z. Griggs, Cashier.'
A.- D. mown