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IF YOU ARE EITHER
Can Furnish You With
and at Rigbt Prices.
Uirginia hardware Co.
H. J. GEORGE.
N. B. ARNOLD H. C. PICKERING
TELEPHONE NO. 322.
ARNOLD & PICKERING
Huwkinson Block, Virginia. Mint.
PRACTICE IN ALL COURTS
Special attention given to bomestead
applications, proofs, contests and other
matters in the land office.
A. T. C. M.
TEACHER OP PIANO
Terms. $1.00 Per Lesson
Studio, 418 Maple St.. VIRGINIA
Do you want to buy a
house or lot? We buy
and sell, see
Money to loan on Real Katate
Virginia Land Co.
Over First Nat'l Bank.
O. A. Poirier. Sec'y.
Honorary Graduate Ontario
Late 1st Asst. Surgeon
Dr. Kragness' Chicago Hospital
Registered and Licensed in
State of Minnesota
Office with L» Hammel Company
An elegant line of fine cigars and
tobaccos at Lusk'a Sigel'a Billiard
on Short Notice
and promptness when anyone
offers you one of those
It's a smoke worth having, for
its a treat you'll admit as soon
you take the first puff.
Sold by all leading dealers and
I Jaedecke Brothers
MESABA BOILER WORKS
E. K. SAUL. PROP.
All Work Promptly Attended
to and Satisfaction
REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY
Cor. Railroad Ave. and Cedar
St., Adjoining Virginia Foun
dry & Machine Co.
Buys Scrap Iron, Brass, Zinc
I and Lead.
No Fire in the Kitchen Range
No Hot Water in the House
Then Is the time you ap
preciate the convenience of
Attach a plug to
the nearest lamp
socket and turn the switch
PINT, QUART* TWO QUART
AND LARGER SIZES
Pint Size is specially adapted for tramry
THE VIRGINIA ENTERPRISE.
R. aANXATORD. EDITOR.
Friday, December 31,1009.
Entered at the Poat-Offlce at Virginia, Minn.,
aecond olua mail natter.'
Terms. $2 Per Year, Advance
THIS is the day to formulate all
those New Year resolutions to
morrow is the day to break them.
"THE man who sells himself de
frauds his buyer," asserts the Eve
leth Star. We shall not take issue
with the statement, baring never
properly qualified to epeak author
atively in the premises.
WE note by the last issue of the
Itasca Iron News that the printers
over that way put in several days
last week in trying to make the of
fice gasoline engine do business
right. We've been through the mill
and can appreciate the probable
expletives which rang through the
News shop. A gasoline engine is a
good thing to swear at, but a pooi
thing to swear by.
THE editor of Duluth Saturday
Night is going after the coin in a
new role for an editor. He was
"licked" in public by a Duluth
broker a few weeks ago and now
demands $2,019 in cash as a balm
for his injured feelings and bat
tered countenance. The average
editor makes similar episodes serve
as advertising matter and grows
plethoric on the increased business
which attends such seances.
PRESIDENT TAFT doubtless had
in mind the cold wave which struck
him in Iowa during his recent
swing around the circle when he re
fused an audience to Senator Dol
liver to talk over appointments in
his district. Senator Dolliver, in
common with many of the western
members of congress, refuses to
bend his knee to Aldrich and Can*
I non, and like Clapp and LaFollette
is due to feel the sting of authori
I tive disapproval.
"JOHN CRYPTO," another name for
"Koen" in the Biwabik Titne3, con
tinues to insist that Virginia and
Virginians have sold out on the
county division movement in ex
change for the range court build
ing, and aver9 that "names are free
ly mentioned." If "John" will give
publication of these names so free
ly mentioned it would be appreciat
ed by the average Virginian, but
we scarce expect to see any names
appear in public print.
THE southern Michigan farmer
has become inoculated with the
germ of "get something for noth
ing" which has infected his southern
Minnesota brother since Take Jacob
son was in the legislature in 1897,
and are making a united and deter
mined demand for a tonnage tax on
the ore production of the upper
peninsula. The tonnage tax has
been settled on two or three different
occasions in Minnesota, but it bids
fair to demand another settlement
at the next meeting of the legisla
WHAT a mistake itis to reserve all
our eulogy of people until they are
dead. Many a man while living
has hungered in vain for a few
words of recognitian that would
have meant everything to him when
struggling against discouraging
odds. But when he died eulogistic
resolutions were unanimously pass
ed crediting him with all the virtues
possible for anyone to possess on
earth or in heaven. The uencil
pushera of the country presa are
the only ones to consistently exem
plify the lesson contained by their
perennial eulogies of their compet
AND now comes tne report from
Washington, the place where they
make laws for the rich and the poor,
that Uncle Joe Cannon does not re
cognize Congressman Miller when
he meets him on the street. In con
sideratian of the fact that Mr. Mil
ler voted for Uncle Joe for Speaker
in direct violation of his campaign
promises, we would scarce blame
his constituents in the eighth con
gressional district for refusing to
recognize him, but when it comes
to being turned down by Joe Can
non for having given him his sup
port at a critical time we cannot
blame the Duluth congressman for
tasting something that makes him
think of wormwood.
A SUPERIOR woman with a son
whom she cannot control made ap
plication a few days since to the
'nneaota authorities to have the
youi- placed in the Minnesota re
formatory, and became quite vexed
because it was not done. The boy
is too old to be taken in charge by
the Wisconsin authorities, and the
fond mother thought that inasmuch
as the Minnesota reformatory age
limit is one year older ithan in Wis
consin she could palm him off on
this wicked state by paying his
board. She need not worry long, in
all likelihood when a youth starts
life after the fashion indicated he
usually finds some state institution
to take care of him in later years,
and furnish him a job in exchange
for his board and clothing.
A email red muleycow, December
13th. Owner can have same by ap
plying to Isaac Lindwal, in the Mud
Lake district, proving property and
paying expenses. P. O. Box 264, Vir
All Lanes of Insurance
and Bonds. Safety
W. H. COLE, President
G. A. WHITMAN. V. Prea
D. W. STEBBINS, Cashier.
S. M. PARKS, Asst. Cashier
I County Depository
QTTO A. POIRIER
ATTORN Y-AT-LA W
ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY
D. S. Commissioner. Homestead and litubei
and atone entries and proofs received.
Admitted to Practice in All Oou* js.
Telephone No. !2.. VIRGINIA, MINN
Mrat NHCIOU.-M Hunk building
OR. O. R. WOOD
Office in Sodergreii Block.
J)R. J. W. 1)BERING
Porcelaiu and Crown and Hridgt?
Work a Specialty.
Phone 19*1. Office over Poatoflice
FOR SALE. Buffalo coat. Made
from Indian tanned robe. Full otter
trimming. Nearly new. Knquire
Enteiprise office. 2w.
Miniature vwu es :n-.- again in
great favoi in fci ,' -y i^iys a writer
in the Paris Matin W.itrli rings for
gloved and ungloved lunuis arc worn,
watches on chain purses, in brooches
and umbrella handles may be seen
any day where women assemble. It is
not advisable, however, for a person
to wear more than one of these at the
same time, if the experience of a
young woman ui a lashlonable gath
ering recently may taken as a rule
and not the excej-ilcn. She wore a
watch suspended nom hor bait, a
smaller one on her purse, a still small
er one on the thin! finger of her
gloved hand am1 one was the head
of a hatpin. They were all master
pieces of the jeweler's art in appear
ance, but no two inrijr'steci the same
time and all were far from correct.
In the Hotel Kitchen.
"One hears a lot about the fine view
from the roof of the Hotel Astor,"
said the head chef of the hotel the
other day. "Well, customers are not
satisfied with scenery, I can tell you,
and -the men in the kitchen do not
know anything about the sight of the
Hudson river or the lights of Broad
way. There are 110 cooks under me.
We prepare every day 100 ducklings,
200 chickens, 300 squabs and 600 lob
sters. The lobster never loses its pop
ularity in New York, winter or sum
mer. We have 500 different varieties
of cold dishes to serve on different
days from the cold buffet. This makes
the kitchens very busy places."
In Luxurious Quarters.
Mrs. Clarence Mackay has fitted up
beautiful quarters for the Equal Fran
chise club in the Metropolitan build
ing in New York. Her own private
room is done in blue, green and gold.
The walls are in a floral design of
pink and green, with a black back
ground, which shades into a sky-blue
celling. The carpet is dark green and
the furniture is upholstered in pale
blue and decorated with gold. Her
desk is an inlaid Sheraton and the fit
tings are silver. The stationery is
adorned with copies of a picture of a
young mother with a baby, larger op
portunities for motherhood being the
sentiment of the organization.
The open season for north poles
suggests temperature. Platinum wire
electric resistance thermometers are
now used in physical research. With
these temperatures as high as 1,100
degrees centigrade and as low as
minus 200 centigrade are practical.
Such a thermometer is electric in the
fullest sense of complication and deli
cacy, and few "scientists" could han
dle it. Absolute zero —273 degrees
centigrade, temperature of space.*
Lowest temperature yet reached,
—263 degrees centigrade boiling
point of liquid air, —182 degrees cen
tigrade boiling point of liquid car
bolic acid, —78 degrees centigrade
Watch Counts Pulse Beats.
A pulse-counting watch has been in
vented for the use of physicians an
nurses in London. The watch indi
cates without mental calculation the
number of beats of the pulse in
THE RANGE BRTCK COMPANY
The undersigned do: hereby associate
themselves together for the purpose of
organizing a corporation pursuant to Chap
ter Fifty-eight (53) of the Revised Laws of
Minnesota, 1906. and especially under sec
tions 2844-2849-2852-2S53-2854 2S58-3968 and 3069 of
said Revised Laws and any and all other
Acts and Laws supplementary thereto
amendatory thereof, and for that purpose
have adopted and executed the following:
Articles of Incorporation.
The name of this. Corporation shall be
the Range Brick Company.
The general nature of its. business shall
be that of manufacturing- sand, lirne and
clay brick, artificial stone, all kinds of
building blocks, both plain and ornament
al, and other articles, wares and commod
ities from sand, clay, lime, cement, lum
ber and other materials, to purchase, own
and equip and operate the necessary lands,
and beds of sand and clay, lime and
cement, buildings, machinery and tools
necessary to carry on said manufacturing:
to sell, convey and dispose ot any part or
portion, or all of the same including the
said products.'and to enlarge or establish
branches for the manufacture, sale and
disposition of said products, oy other prop
erty, and the transaction of all other bus
iness necessary and incidental to such
manufacture and sale, needful to be per
formed for the successful operation of said
The principal place for the transaction of
the business of this Corporation shall be
in Hibbing, Minnesota, with branch ollice
of said Company for the.transaction of its
I AKT1CLE IV. I
The time of the commencement ot this
Corporation shall be Sept. 27th, 1909, and 1
the period of its continuance shall be thirty
years from.said September 27th. 1909.
The amount of the capital stock oi this
Corporation shall be One Hundred Thous
and ($100,000) Dollars, and the ?.ame shall
be. paid in at such times ami in such
amounts as the Board Cofi,nii. i-mre. shall
The highest amount of indebtednessjor
liability to which this Corporation shall at
any time be subject, shall be Fifty Thous
and ($50,000) Dollars.
The names and places of residence of the
persons forminc this Corporation are as
C. A. Remington, llibbing. Minnesota.
H. S. Lord. Carlton, Minnesota.
A. \V. Kerridare, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I John C. Kees. Minneapolis. Minnesota.
R. L. Hall. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The lirst Board of Directors of this Cor
poration shall consist of C. A. Remington.
H. S. Lord, A. W. Kerridjje. John C. Kees
'. and R, L. Hall and the government and
management Of this Corporation shall be
vested in a Board of Five (5) Directors,
who shall elect a president, vice-president.
secretary, treasurer, and a manager of the
Corporation, aud appoint such other of
ficers and agents as they may deem neces
sary. The Office of the Secretary and
Treasurer may be held hv the same person
at the same time.
Until their successors are elected-and'
have entered upon the discharge of their
duties, the following named persons shall
be the officers of the Corporation, viz:
C. A. Remington, President.
H. S. Lord. Vice-President.
John C. Kees.
Who shall hold their respective offices
until the recular annual meeting of the
stockholders of this Corporation which
shall be held on the '2nd Tuesday in Jan
uary of each year at 2 o'clock P. M. at the
Company's office in the village of Hibbing.
Minnesota, at which time the Board of
Directors shall be elected by the stock
holders for the term of one year. The
Board of Directors shall make and estab
lish all the By-Laws, rules and regulations
for the Corporation.
The officers shall be selected by the
Board of Directors immediately after their
election after the annual meeting of the
The capital stock of this corporation shall
consist of One Thousand (1010) shares of
the par value of One Hundred $100.00) Dol
In witness Whereof. We have hereunto
set our hands and seals thisi.25th day of
C. A. REMINGTON (Seal.)
H. S. LORD (Seal.)
A. W. KERRIDGE (Seal.)
JNO. C. KEES (Seal.)
R. L. HAM (Seal.)
In presence of
H. P. REEI»
I. E. C.REKN
JAS. T. PEKKINS
FR A N
State ot Minnesota,
County of Carlton,
As: to H. S. Lord
As to A., \V. Kerridfje
J. C. Ket
II. TI TTLE
On this 24tli day of Sept. A. D. lyw, before
me. a Notary Public within and for said
County, personally appeared H. S. Lord to
me known to be the person described in.
and who executed the foregroinjr and with
in instrument, and acknowledged that he
executed the same as his free act and deed.
JOHN E. GKEEN,
Notary Public, Carlton County, Minn.
My Commission Expires Noy. 17.1911.
State of Minnesota
County of St. Louis
On this 21th day of Sept. A. D. 19iK. before
me, a Notary Public within and for said
County, personally appeared C. A. Rem
ington to me known to be the person de
scribed in and who executed the foregoing
instrument. and acknowledged that he
executed the same as his free act and deed.
H. P. REED
My Commission Expires Mar. 10, win
State of Minnesota
County of Hennepin )'s*
On this 25th day of Sept. 1900. before me.
a Notary Public in and for said County,
personally appeared A. W. Kerridge, J. C.
Kees, R. L. Hall, to me personally known
to be the same persons described in and
who executed the foregoing Articles of In
corporation, and they acknowledged that
they executed the same for the uses and
purposes therein expressed and as their
free act and deed.
JAS. T. PERKINS
Notary Public. Ilennepin County. Minn.
My Commission Expires Tan. 2«th, 1013.
STATE OF MINNESOTA
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
I hereby certify that the within instru.
rnent was filed for record in this office on
the 27th day of September. A. D. 1909, at 12
o'clock. M.. and was duly recorded in hook
S 3 of Incorporation, on page 21.
JULIUS A. SCHMAHL,
Secretary of State.
OFFICE OF REGISTER OF DEEDS.
STATE OF MINNESOTA I
Countv of St Louis
I hereby certify that the within instru
ment was filed in this
office for record Dec.
15,1909, at 1, P. M. and was
book 10 of Misc. page
M. C. PALMER.
Register of Deeds
By TROS. CJ*ARK.
QUICKEST, SAFEST, SUREST
COUGH AND COLD
AND HEALER OF ALL DI8EA8ES OF LUNGS,
THROAT AND CHE8T
OURCD BY HALF A BOTTLE
Half bottle of Dr. Sling's New Discovery cored me of the
worst cold and cough erer had.— J. R. Pitt, Rocky Mount, IT. C.
SOLO AND QUARANTEED BY
lanuary 15. 1910.
The L'nited Fiates Civil Service Commis
sion announces that on the date and at the
^place named above an examination will
pje held tor the positions of clerk and carrier
I in the Post Office Service.
Clerks in offices of the first and second
classes Jind carriers in the city delivery
service are divided into six grades, as fol
lows: First grade, salary $600: second grade,
salary $800: thir grade, salary SOfO: fourth
grade, salary $1,000: fifth grade, salary $1,100
sixth grade, salary $1,200. Clerks and car
riers at first-class offices will be promoted
successively to the fifth grade, and clerks
and carriers at second-class offices will be
promoted successively to the fourth grade.
All promotions of both clerks and carriers
will be made at the beginning of the quart
er following the expiration of a year's ser
vice in the the next lower grade. No pro
motion will be made except upon evidence
satisfactory to the Post Office Department
of the efficiency and faithfulness of the
employee during the preceeding year.
When a clerk or carrier fails of promotion
because ot unsatisfactory service he may
be promoted at the beginning of the second
quarter thereafter, or of any subsequent
quarter, on evidence that his record has
been satisfactory during the intervening
period. Clerks and carriers of the highest
grade in their respective offices are eligible
for promotion to the higher positions in
said post offices.
Any clerk is eligible lor trauster to the
service of a carrier, and any carrier is elig
ible for transfer to the service of a clerk.
Auxiliary employees are paid for actual
I service at the rate of30centsan hour. Such
auxiliary employees, however, are requir
ed to work not less than two hours daily
and may serve as substitutes. They are
eligible for appointment as clerks and car
riers of the tirst grade.
Substitutes are paid at the rate of 30 cents
an hour when serving for absent clerks
and carriers, and they are eligible for ap
pointment as auxiliary employees and as
clerks and carriers of the first grade.
The examination will consist of the sub
jects mentioned below*, weighted as indi
1. Spelling (twenty words of average dif
ficulty in common use) 10
2. Arithmetic (simple test in addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and divis
ion of whole numbers, common and
decimal fractions, and United States
3. Letter writing (a letter of not less than
123 words on some subject of general in
terest. Competitors mav select either
of two subjects given) 20
4. Penmanship (the handwriting of the
competitor in the subject of copying
from plain copy will be considered with
special reference to the elements of leg
ibility. rapidity, neatness, general ap
pearance, etc.) 20
5. Copying from plain copy (a simple test
in copying accurately a few printed
lines in the competitor's handwrit
6. United States geography (relative to
the boundaries of States, and to cap
itals, largest cities, rivers and other
bodies of water, and the location by
States of prominent cities, etc.)
7. Reading addresses (test in noting with
pen or pencil, on a printed sheet of ad
dresses, differences between the print
ed addresses and the written addresses
of which they area copy) 10
Age limit, all positions. IS to 45years. The
age limits are waived, however, in the
cases of persons honorably discharged
from the military or naval service by rcas
ion of disabilitv resulting from wounds or
sickness incurred iu the line of duty.
Male applicants for the Post Office Ser
vice must be at least 5 feet 4 inches in
height in bare feet, and 125 pounds in
weight without overcoat and hat other
wise their applications will be canceled.
Female applicants are not required to be
of any specific height or weight.
Applicants for the Post Office Service are
required to be physically sound and in
good health. The Post Office Department
has advised the Commission that no per
son who is defective in anv of the follow
ing-named particulars will be appointed to
the position of carrier in the Post Office
Service: Hunchbacks persons having
defective hearing, sight, or speech: per
sons blind in one eve: one-armed, one
handed. or one-legged persons, or those
having crippled arms or legs, or those suf
fering from asthma or hernia. The above
mentioned defects will also debar a person
from appointment to the position of clerk
in the Post Office Service, except that deaf
mutes and persons with defective speech
or bearing may be appointed to the posi
tion of mail clerk, distributor, and directory
and forwarding clerk. Applications from
persons who have anv of the physical de
fects mentioned will be canceled, unless
such persons are honorably discharged
•United States soldiers or sailors, entitled
to preference under section 1754. Revised
Statutes of the United States.
Other physical defects may debar per
sons from this examination when in the
judgment of the Commission such defects
would render the person uafit to perform
the duties of the position for which the
examination is held.
Married women will not be admitted to
this examination. This prohibition, how
ever, does not apply to divorced women or
women who are separated from their hus
bands and support themselves.
This examination is open to all citixens
of the United States who comply with the
From the eligibles resulting from *htg
examination it is cxpccted that certifica
tion will be made to existing and future
For application blank, instructions to
applicants, and further information, ap
plication should be made to Mr. C. Oscar
Peterson, at the Virginia. Minn., post office,
or the undersigned.
No application will In? unKv.^
properly executed amt filed with the un
dersigned prior to the hour of'cloning bus
inesson lanuary J2th. 1910.
J. M. SHOEMAKER.
Secretary Sth Civil Service District.
Location. Post Office.
Place, St. Paul, Minn.
Issued Dec. 14.19t9.
watch that gives any
real sense of possession
—the HOWARD, the companion of
more Americans who
than any other watch.
The HOWARD is made by the
highest paid watchmakers in
America—and they turn out fewer
watches than any other group of
men in the trade.
Every HOWAKD is adjusted in
heat, cold, vibration, change of poaition.
Price fixed at the factory—from $35.00 to
$150.00— and a printed ticket attached.
"When you buy a HOWARD you get some
Wcare distributor* for this distinctive atch.
Enterprise Blk 'PHONE 168
A. E. Bickford
H. S. GILLESPIE
Funeral Director and Embalmer.
JPHOXE 5&-K. DAY OR XIGHT
421 Maple St.. Virginia. Minn.
SIS MESABA AVE. 8.
Strictly independent meat ..
market, and nothing but the
best fresh and salt meats
Practices in all Courts, and United
States Land Office.
First National Bank Bldff.,
Telephone 12. VIRGINIA, MINN