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In plumbing the dearest is not necessarily the best, but it's pretty
sate to conclude that the cheapest is the worst.
Our prices are neither high,
nor low—they're fair to you.
J. L. fiUNDERSON
Examination and Estimates
on work FREE and First
Class Work Guaran
Office in Annex Building,
Hours:—8:30 to 12:00 1:30
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All Work Done Right.
If you've had any experience
with plumbers—if you appre
ciate careful, skillful workman
ship and durable materials—
you'll admit that our prices are
Consult us about any question
of plumbing, heating and light
ing. You won't find any charge
for this in the bill.
Maybe you want a bathtub,
closet, fixtures, etc. We keep a
reliable line of staples of the best
A rush job of repairing never
bothers us. We are prepared for
it. A postal will bring us on the
spot ih a jiffey.
Virginia Plumbing & Heating Go.
NO. 104 CHESTNUT STREET,
F. THAYER, Manager.
Narrow margins our motto. The
things you need today. We buy
right and sell right. A price to
make them move. We save you
cash every day. The*choice of the
best market. Our reputation is for
rightnes9. While they last they're
bargains. A good place tor a little
cash. Bargains here for close buy
ers. Sold with our promise of their
worth. Your present chance for
values. Ready to wear at a mo
ment's notice. We're watchful for
bargains—are you? The particular
buyer's opportunity. We sell at a
price you can afford to pay. We
make money by making friends.
The New Store
W. B. PRATT CO
I have just received a
large assortment of score
cards by Gibson, any one
of which will be preserved
as a work of art after the
event which it records is a
thing of the past. If you
wish to add a distinctive
feature to your next gath
ing, get a set of them. You
can find subjects suitable
for almost any event.
See Hall's nobby line of ties.
Goods that are always reliable at
Furnished rooms, with or without
board, at 118 Central Avenue.
The Old Reliable Dealers In
A daughter was born to Mr. and
rs. Frank Hughes on Monday.
Attend "Maloney's Wedding Day,"
at the Fay Opera on Saturday even
For wood or coal
Eddy's Dray Line,
Next, Monday is
call up Mark
Sarcasm never hurts much unless
it confines itself within the limits of
Walter J. Power, lessee Of the Fay
Opera, was over from Hibbing on
Tuesday looking after local inter
Prof. W. H. Hollands, superin
tendent of schools at Sauk Center,
was in the city on Monday, a guest
of Superintendent of Schools Blair.
A most complete line of
China, Croekery and Glassware. $
Courteous Treatment Prices itigkt.
See Hall's new linfe of fall dftixW
Goods must be as represented"or
money refunded at Hall's^
Judge J. Martin was' in attend
ance upon legal business -at the
county seat pn Tuesday.
D. M. Philbin, traffic manager of
the Eastern Minnesota, looked after
the interests of his road at this
point on Wednesday.
Mrs. H. F. Smith has removed to
Duluth, where her daughter, Miss
Blanche, will take a course in the
Duluth Business University.
The Misses Sadie and Jessie Mc
Neil have gone to Duluth, where
they enter the Duluth Business
University for a six month's course.
Supt. Bliss welcomed his wife to
Virginia on Thursday evening last,
meeting her at Duluth on her way
to the city from their former home
Mayor and Mrs. M. L. Fay left on
Friday last for a trip to Cleveland,
where Mr. Fay looks after business
matters in connection with his iron
properties and shipments.
Mark Eddy has secured the con
tract for carrying the mail to and
from the post-office and D. M. & N
depot. He also figures on receiving
the D. & I. R. contract in a short
Mrs. William Shaver and daugh
ter, of Virginia, Minn., arrived in
the city Sunday on a two weeks vis
it with the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene EddyIshpeming
W. S. Andrews, an old-time Vir
ginian, is a candidate for the nomi
nation for judge of probate of Lake
county. Mr. Andrews has, many
former friends in this city who wish
Misses Nellie Patterson and Irene
McKeague, of Superior, arrived in
the city Monday evening for a short
visit at the home of T. R. Patterson,
local manager of the Coe Commis
BOARD—Mrs. R. Bodoh, of the
Lake Shore Hotel, corner of Spruce
street and Virginia avenue, can ac
commodate about twenty boarders.
Rates, $18.00 .per month for good
board and excellent rooms. Call
C. G. Miller, who has filed for the
Democratic nomination for sheriff,
was in the city the first of the week.
Mr. Miller still sells paper, and will
doubtless pay his range trade a
great deal of attention between now
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyter'
ian Church will resume their re
gular meetings the coming week,
their first first meeting to be held
with Mrs. B. F. Smith at The Fay
on Wednesday afternoon next. All
are cordially invited to attend.
Landlord Smith, ot the Fay, left
on Monday for Duluth to meet
party of shootists from the Zenith
City with whom he passes the week
in killing chickens in th'e Fosston
district. The boarders at The Fay
Will doutless have a game dinner
upon his return.
The Virginia Gun Club has sup
planted its old Maugotrap with a
Leggart trap, putting same in on
Saturday. The new trap is the most
approved of modern traps for prac
tice shooting, and is in use by the
major portion of clubs throughout
Supt. E. D. Parmelee, of the Re
public Iron & Steel Co., and Supt A.
F. Maitland, of the Yates and Frantz
mines in the Buhl district, accom
panied by Conductor Paddock, of
the Duluth, Missabe & Northern,
left on Tuesday for a few day' chick
en shooting in the Belle Prairie dis
The hilarious musical comedy
success, "Maloney's Wedding Day,"
will hold the boards-at the Fay
Opera tomorrow evening, Septem
ber 3rd. This, one of last season's
most pronounced- successes, has
been entirely rejuvenated and
brought up to date, and is the live
liest and brightest of all musical
comedies. Remember the date Fay
Opera, Saturday evening, Septem
ber 3rd. V- v£|-fe '£5*
"Furnished Rooms" cardfc, heavy
cardboard, for sale at this offi^W^
M. L. Mathe^on's handsome ney
home is being rapidly pushed to
E. F. Finch left on Wednesdayfqr
a visit to the Twin Cities -during
State Fair week*
Piano tuniitg and repairing, on
short notice, at reas^nqbte rates.
R.T.Copley. 'Phone 123.
Mrs. Jos. Adams, accompanied by
her grandson, Harold Knox left on
Monday for her home at Claire,
age left on Sunday for
business trip to Chicago
William Kieri left orf" Saturday
Jaat for a brief visit to the St. Louis
Mark Eddy's Dray Line for coal
and wood.,-, Prompt attention given
The Northern Minnesota Confer
ence of the M. E. Church society
will be held at Olivia, Minn., on
A. Jefford returned on Tuesday
evening from a trip to his former
home in England. Abe reports a
most enjoyable visit.
Any brand of hops may be used
in brewing trolible, but the old reli
able brand continues to be the
favorite, aa evidenced by the police
dockets, v'•: v.. •. ..
Eugene R. Peck has sold his home
in the Southside Addition to S. W.
Gilpin and left on Friday last for
Ball Club, where he owns a fai on
the shores of the lake.
FOUND—Time check on Mesaba
Southern Railway. Owner may
have same by calling on Chief of
t*olice Sullivan, proving property
and paying for this notice.
The Duluth & Iron Range mail
service has been increased and the
trains on that line now carry mail
to twenty post-offices on the route,
instead of to nine, as prior to the 1st
John E. Caine, traveling freight
agent of the Northern Pacific, was
Up from Duluth on Wednesday,
paying: his respects to the Enter
prise during a short stop in the
Dr. W. T. Bailey, who recently re
turned from a western trip, came
up from Duluth on Friday evening,
remaining until Sunday. The Doc.
was given a fitting reception by his
Virginia friends, although their
failure,to get the band out was an
oversight which will be remem
bered next time.
She is a school-ma'am and her in
dignation was righteous when. she
answered a'phone call the other
day. "Hello! Hello! Are you 44?"
sang out 4he party at the other end
df-the line.. "No, I'm not 40 yet,"
was the tart reply as she hung up
the5 receiver like hitting the box
A. W. S. Calderwood, of Saginaw,
Mich,, owner of the Calderwood
Block ^occupied by Shanedling
Bros., came up on Friday evening
last for a,two weeks visit. Mr. Cal
derwoqd is a sufferer from hay
fever, ,and usually plans to spend
the month of August on the Me
saba, where the#climatic conditions
tend to'alleviate the disease.
Regular services at the First M. E.
Church Sunday next, by Rev. E. M.
Cathcart, pastor. Subject of morn
ing sermon, at 10:30 o'clock, "The
Time tp Work." Epworth League
at 7:pQp'clock. Subject of evening
sermon, at 8:00 o'clock, "Robbery."
After September 4th all evening
services at the church will begin at
7:30 o'clock. A cordial invitation to
all these services extended.
Deputy Sheriff Bates, accom
panied' by A. Morrison, drove in
from Eveleth Saturday morning,
going from here to Mt. Iron for a
brief stbp'. Mr. Bates reports that
everything -looks favorable to his
candidacy for the Republican nom
ination for sheriff, and his many
friends on the ranges will endeavor
to see that his predictions are veri
fied in this section, at least.
Miss Rebecca Bailey entertained
at a delightful afternoon Wednes
day in honor of Miss Nellie Griggs,
of Virginia, Minn. The house de
coratipns were beautiful. On the
porch golden rod was used and in
the parlors nasturtiums. The
library and dining room were beau
tiful in flowers of bright red and
red shaded candelabra. In the din
ing room Misses Marjorie Congdon
and Miss Margaret Whippie assist
ed, and Miss Anna Macfarlane
served punch. Master Fred Wolvin
assisted in the parlors. About fifty
of the ^younger society girts were
the guests.—Duluth Herald.
Copley enjoys a visit from
his fattier and mother, who arrived
in the city on Friday evening last,
coming here from the St. LouiB Ex
poBiton. Mr. Copley, Sr., has re
cently disposed of his business in
terests in London, England, and to
gether with his wife is making a
tour of the World, having visited
continental Europe, Australia and
ether points in his travels during
the past few months, and has in
vested heavily in timber lands in
British Columbia,^ Mr. and Mrs.
Copley will return td their home in
Englahd for ^i time/but will in all
likelihood rfeturn to Americ^ in the
tfpfinfr and estatjlish a permanent
this side ot the water.
J. W. Deering, who takes a
course in the Minnesota U, came up
from Cloquet on Friday evening
for a short visit, a guest of A. E.
Sfervices at the Presbyterian
church next Sunday morning at 11
o'clock, at which time the pastor,
Rev., J. M. Todd, will preach Upon
the theme, "Love, the Fulfillment
of the Law." There will be no even
ing service, owing to the absence of
the pastor, who will preach in the
Presbyterian church at Eveleth at
Nis Nelson, formerly of this city,
where he was ah employe of the Du
luth & Iron. Range, but who since
leaving here has "been in the em
ploy of the company at Tower, died
on the 24th ult., of a complication of
heart trouble: and pneumonia. De
ceased was a member of Camp No.
2855,,M. W. A., §f this city* He' wgjs
a married mam an^ to^the bereaved
widow is extende^the sympathy pf
many friends in her afiQiptibn.
Nels Anderson, of the Tower
Hotel, returned on Friday evening
last from a month's visit to the Isle
ef Pines, where in comhibn with
several other Virginians he is inter-
ested in lands. Mr. Anderson re
turns with glorious tales of the pro
lific vegetation pf the island, and
the climatic conditions fpuiiid,' and
contemplates erecting a winter
home on his possessions. Since
the purchase of lands in the island
by Mesaba buyers a considerable
increase in price is noted.
ray Opera, Saturday, Sept. 3d.
"Maloney's Wedding Day" with a
host of funny comedians and
pretty girls will be at the Fay Opera
House Saturday evening, Septem
ber 3rd." 7
Among the large cast are Murray
& Murphy,'the original Irish com
edians, Will Wheeler the eccentric
comedian and producer, Dick Fer
guson* son of Barney Ferguson, and
who promises to £ecome even more
famous than his father, Grace Pass
more, the chairming comedienne,
Will Ritter, Grace Sloan and Marion
Buckley Phil M. Welker, and Made
line Wheeler, the famous '•Biddy."
Without doubt Maloney's Wedding
Day will be the largest comedy
organization to visit Virginia this
Labor Day Ball.
Fidelity Lodge No. 550, Modern
Brotherhood of A merica, tender a
grand ball at the Fay Opera on La
bor Day evening, Monday next, to
which a cordial invitation is extend
ed. All arrangements are complete
for one of the most enjoyable events
of the season. The Mayo $ Copley
Orchestra -will furnish music for the
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The advantages of using the telephone
to order goods are many. It saves time,
it saves annoyance, it saves money. You
can take advantage of our bargains with
out leaving your home. ,r Have your name
our list. We will call you up
daily for your orders, fill them carefully
and deliver them promptly.
VIRGINIA MERCANTILE CO.,
v. TELEPHONE NO. 110.
Hay and Peed. Crockery and Glassware.
Fail! goods daily arriving at Hall's.
Men's and boys fall line of shoes
Now is the time to get your
piano repaired and tuned for the
winter. R. T. Copley will do your
work right and reasonable. 'Phones
Nobby and fresh line of neckwear
See our new line of winter uiidelr
.Only close friends will come to
dine with you without invitation,
and only loyal customers will come
to your store unless you ask them
them to do so.
Mrs. Richard Martin returned on:
Monday to her home at Iron Moun
tain, Mich., after a visit of two weeks
at the home of Capt. Alfred Martin/
Mr. and Mrs. J. Roman leave on
Tuesday next for a trip to Chicagd
and St. Louis, where they will spend'
several days at the Fair. Mr. Ro
man will also likely visit the New
York markets before returning, se
lecting stock for the fall and winter
San Francisco, Cal., and Return $50.
August 15 to Sept. 10, "The North
western Line" will sell excursion'
tickets to San Francisco, Cal., at
for the round trip. Tickets good-.
for return until Oct. 23rd. For full
information write City Ticket agent/
or call at 302 W. Superior St. Du-•'
if your choice of Smoke is a Rich
Mild and Pleasant Cigar try that
CELEBRATED AND ORIGINAL
Has stood the teat forBfteen yean
and is pronounced by judges aa^
18 8TMOTL.Y A UJVfOiV MMQK OfMff, 4'i
Beware of Imitations.
Attorney at Law.
Practices in all courts.
Prompt attention given collections.
MAPS AND TOWNSHIP PLATS.
JOHN M. MARTIN,
Attorney and Counsellor
Admitted to the Supreme Oourt of the D. 8.
Suprenfte Court or District of Columblil
and Supreme Court of Minnesota.
Practices lu United States Office
Real EstateandMlilif Optlois.
JfORVILL B. ARNOLD,
Attorney at Law^
Will give special attention to busi-^
ness of Virginia clients -f
Phpne 80b EVKtBTH, MINN
I will pa^er ordinary-sized rooms in
gilt aiid gliminer pa^jer, latest patfei^J
X, for $3.50 up. Painting and caloimiiiingr^
reasonable/ AH work gii^^t6ed.