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VOLUME XXVI.
NEWS-ETTES OF GRAND
MARAIS AND VICINITY
Jottings Heard About Town of
Things of General Interest
to- Local Readers
Spend the Fourth in Grand Marais.
The barber shop will close at noon
on July 4th.
Miss Pearl Berg is visiting in Du
luth. Her cousin, Miss Esther Ju
berg, expects to return with her.
Mrs. Ed. Tofte and son returned
from Minneapolis yesterday. Mr.
Tofte met them at Cramer with his
car.
Fred Winger left Saturday for Du­
luth, where he was acting as chauf­
feur for a wedding party from Cra­
mer.
Mrs. Arvid Hager left on last
Thursday's boat for Duluth, where
the "newly-weds" expect to start
housekeeping.
Work was commenced this morn­
ing on the concrete sidewalk in Wis­
consin street in fjont of Aim's and
Jackson's stores.
A bundle-shower was given in hon­
or of Miss Carrie Johnson last Satur­
day afternoon, at the home of Mrs.
P. O. Wahlstrom.
R. B. Odell of Duluth, B. P. Edey,
of Minneapolis, and County Attorney
Murphy fished at Kimball creek yes­
terday and brought home full bas­
kets.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Draper and
family and W. W. Walker of Duluth,
spent a couple days touring through
the county this week, spending the
night here.
The Modern Samaritan's dance last
Wednesday evening was a great suc­
cess. A number of Duluth people,
who were here for court weejc, helped
to swell the crowd.
Special services will be held in the
Congregational church next Sunday
morning for the benefit of the Red
Cross Society. Addresses will be gi­
ven by Dr. Hicks and Mr. Benjamin
Bury. All are cordially invited.
The Rev. P. O. Hanson of Interna­
tional Falls will fill the pulpit in the
Lutheran church next Sunday. In
connection with the services there
are some ministerial acts to take
place. The meeting begins at 10:30
sharp.
If the weather and conditions are
favorable there will be an open-air
meeting near the town hall on Good
Harbor Hill on Sunday at 3:30 P. M.
After services the ladies of that com­
munity will give a missionary tea.
We welcome you to attend the meet­
ing and to enjoy the refreshments.
Geo. C. Scales, of Minneapolis, ar­
rived on the stage last Thursday to
look over the route of the new Gun
flint road as a representative of the
government. His report will deter­
mine the amount of federal aid to be
received for this road. He was ac­
companied by Forest Ranger Chas.
Taylor and Road Engineer LeSeuer.
Mr. Scales also made a trip to Pi­
geon river to inspect the internation­
al bridge.
Twelve Reasons
Why You
Should Buy Your
Groceries of Us
fto. 2.
BECAUSE you positively get
honest weight.
Our scales are regularly inspect-
jcd and sealed. They weigh you
lost what you pay for.
Short weight and long business
ifife don't hitch.
MRS. SWAN SODERSTROM
PASSED AWAY SATURDAY
Mrs. Swan Soderstrom died at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Westerlund of Hovland, last
Saturday, June 23rd.
Mrs. Soderstrom had been failing
in health for some time. She arrived
here about three weeks ago from her
home at Bi^ok Park, Minn., thinking
that this climate would improve her
health but her strength continued to
decrease until last Saturday, when
death came.
Her husband was notified of her
low condition and arrived Monday.
Beside her husband she leaves one
son, two years old.
The funeral will take place this
afternoon and interment will *be
made in the Hovland cemetary. Rev.
John Larson officiating.
FOURTEEN AUTOS TO DU­
LUTH FROM GRAND MARAIS
Roads in Very .Good Condition for
June. North Shore Crowded
With Cars.
This week had the facts become
known in time, might have been
termed "Grand Marais wieek" in Du­
luth. Fourteen residents of Grand
Marais, who are owners of motor
cars, with their families and friends,
toured to Duluth to transact busi­
ness and remain here a few days. A
mong them were J. B. Robertson,
president of the Robertson Silver
Fox company, who purchased a Wil­
lys-Knight seven-passenger touring
car L. G. Lundquist president of the
Cook County State bank, Dr. Hicks,
G. F. Lundquist, cashier of the Cook
County State bank, who all declared
that the highways between Duluth
and Grand Marais is in the finest con­
dition for June that they have ever
seen.
G. F. Lundquist accompanied by
his family, left Friday morning, via
the Twin Cities, for South Dakota.
He is touring the entire distance in
his model 85-4 Overland. He expects
to be gone about two weeks. J. B.
Robertson says that he encountered
sixty-four automobiles between Du­
luth and Grand Marais, and this does
not begin to represent all the cars,
as a great many of them were on the
byroads close to the trout streams,
where they could not be seen. It is
estimated that fully 100 cars be­
tween Wednesday and Friday were
enjoying the*-advantages of the beau­
ties of the North Shore route, as also
the advantages which the streams af­
ford those who enjoy trout fishing.—
Duluth Herald.
News has been received from Cof
feyville, Kansas, concerning a recent
cyclone there. Dr. Robertson re­
ports that the roof was removed
from his home and many trees up­
rooted, .but also states that they
were let off easy, compared to others,
who lost their homes. We will prob­
ably have a chance to hear many in­
teresting incidents which occured
during the cyclone, when the doctor
and his family arrive for the sum­
mer, as they expect to do in about
two weeks.
Ed. Toftey & Company
MSI
GRAND IHARAIS, COOK COUNTY, MINN., JUNE 27, 1917.
GRAND MARAIS WILL
CELEBRATE THE FOURTH
The Committee Has Arrangements
Completed for a Large Cele­
bration Here.
Nearly all arrangements are now
completed for a grand celebration
here on July 4th.
The program will be started by a
grand automobile parade, commenc­
ing at 10 o'clock, which will make a
circle of the village and wind up at
the Princess Theater where a patrio­
tic program will be rendered.
The afternoon will be devoted to
sports and amusements, and if the
weather man will give us a chance
a real good time is assured.
The program as arranged is as fol­
lows:
Auto parade, starting at 10 A. M.
at garage and fiish at Prinecss Thea­
ter. Best decorated car $5.00, sec­
ond prize $2.00.
Patriotic songs by children, follow­
ed by patriotic speeches by Dr.
Hicks, Rev. Ripon and Claus C. Mon
ker at Princess Theater.
Special attraction at Princess The­
ater 1 o'clock.
The sports in the afternoon will
begin at 1:30 o'clock as follows:
Boat race—1st price $3.00, 2nd $2.
Canoe race—1st prize $3.00, 2nd $2.
Foot race, free for all—1st prize
$2.00, 2nd $1.00.
Boys race, under 16—1st prize
$1.50, 2nd $1.00.
Fat Man's Race—1st prize $2.00,
2nd $1.00.
Girls race, under 16—1st
$1.50, 2nd $1.00.
Sack race—1st prize $1.50,
$1.00.
prize
2nd
Whell barrow race—1st prize $1.50
2nd $1.00.
Three legged race—1st prize $1.50,
2nd $1.00.
Horse race, 300 yards running—1st
prize $5.00, 2nd $3.00, 3rd $1.00.
Bycicle race, 300 yards running—
1st prize $3.00, 2nd $2.00.
Indian war dance.
Ball game between Whites ^and Irr
dians. Prize to winning team—$10.00.
Big dance in the evening at Happy
Hour Hall after the shbw at Princess
Theater.
RED CROSS BENEFIT DANCE
TOMORROW EVENING
The ladies of the village have a
wakened to the necessity of doing
their "bit" for the American Red
Cross. As a result of this awaken­
ing, a committee has been formed,
which is making preparations for a
dance Thursday evening.
All over the United States such
work has been going on ever since
war was declared, and we cannot af­
ford to be found wanting when our
country stands in need of support.
It is well known that the Red Cross
is doing a great work in alleviating
suffering in Europe, as well as being
one of the most important factors
for ending the war. We do not know
how soon our boys may be called up­
on to do their share, but lpt us not
wait until then to do our part in
aiding the institution which may
save their lives.
The proceeds of the dance are to
be sent directly to A. C. McGonagle,
manager of the Red Cross campaign
in Duluth.
If you cannot attend the dance,
drop in to one of the stores and pur­
chase a ticket just to show that you
are willing to do your "bit" too.
Representative Bendixen of Mor­
gan, was an interested spectator at
the railroad hearing before the state
railroad commission last week. The
railroads desire to be permitted to
increase present rates 15 per cent,
but Representative Bendixen is not
in sympathy with the idea. The Mor
gan man, it is said, would like a
place on the state commission and
may enter the lists next year.
Unless someone interferes the
"blue sky" commission, a creation of
the last legislature, will have unlim­
ited funds at its disposal. For its
use the sum of $5,000 was set aside
$3,000 of which was to pay the sal­
ary of the secretary, but it
now
de­
velops that the commission can use
all its earnings. These earnings con­
sist of fees and no provision was
made in the law for turning the ex­
cess into the state treasury. C. G.
Schulz of Minneapolis, is the secre­
tary. The commission consists of
the attorney general, the public ex­
aminer and the insurance commis­
sioner.
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JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION
MORE SERIOUS THIS YEAR
Public Safety Commission Urges Dis­
play of Patriotism in Every
Community.
The Fourth of ,July celebration in
Minnesota this year will have an
added element of seiiousness. The
minds of the people, conscious of the
grave crisis in the affairs of the
country, will turn naturally to the
present and the future instead of to
the past, as has been customary on
other Fourth of July celebrations.
The Minnesota State Safety Com­
mission, acting through its director
in each county, will/, suggest that
there be at least one large patriotic
meeting in every county in the state
at which the people will be given an
opportunity to hear discussed the
burning questions of the present, ra­
ther than listening to patriotic re­
minders of events at this nation's
birth.
The director in each county will co­
operate with the local committees
having in charge the Fourth of July
celebrations. While the day's festi­
vities will include some of the usual
sports and other features of enter­
tainment, still the questions relating
to war will have a prominent place
in the programs presented from one
end of the State to the other.
Among the other things expected
to be discussed are the best ways in
which the efforts of the people of
Minnesota can be united to make
them effective in bringing the war to
an early conclusion.
The quickest and best way to end
a war is to fight hard. Minnesota
has always taken a prominent place
in everything that looks to the good
of this free government of ours
where each is guaranteed his life and
liberty. The present conflict be­
tween the autocracy of the world as
against the right of a nation to gov­
ern itself, will find few or no lag­
gards in any county in the great
North Star State. When the people
realize the serious issues involved to
them as individuals, it is not doubt­
ed that there will be such an out
pouring of patriotic effort that fu
ture generations will be proud of
what was done in the war of 1917,
as they are now of Minnesota's repu
tation in the war of the Rebellion.
The services of many of the ablest
orators in the State have been secur
ed for the various big patriotic ral
lies. Local speakers of fame and a
bility will supplement and deal with
such topics as the Enlistment, Liber­
ty Loan Bonds, Red^ Cross Work,
Food Production and Conservation,
Thrift and Economy. It is possible
that in many localities there will be
a woman speaker, something new,
who may most effectively emphasize
how the housewife who practices e
conomy puts herself in the ranks of
those who serve the nation.
Some county directors expect to
organize a pageant of children dress­
ed as the states of the union, headed
by Columbia. It is the general inten­
tion to bring together everyone liv
ing in the community and to help de­
velop a feeling of universal kindli­
ness and friendship. Everyone loves
the country where he has friends and
it is hoped to show those born under
other flags that their real and true
friends are the neighbors among
whom they live.
It is confidently expected that the
celebrations held througout the State
next week will stand prominent a
mong the many glorious celebrations
of the anniversary of our nation's
birth.
W. C. HANDY,
Publicity Bureau.
Minn. Commission of Public Safety.
RECRUITING WEEK PRO­
CLAIMED BY PRESIDENT
The president has designated this
week as Recruiting week. His proc
lamation follows:
"I hereby designate
the period
June 23rd to June 30th, next, as Re
week for the Regular Army and call
upon
unmarried men between the
ages of 18 and 40 years, who have no
dependents, and who are not engaged
in pursuits vitally necessary to the
prosecution of the war, to present
themselves for enlistment, during
the week herein designated to the
number
of
seventy
DISTRICT COURT FIN­
ISHED LAST THURSDAY
The district court finished up all
its business last Thursday evening
and the judge and attorneys in at­
tendance departed the same night.
In the case of Hans Wannebo vs.
Geo. H. Mayhew the jury gave ver­
dict to plaintiff for $2,750.
The case of Octave Dumont vs. Ar­
vid Erickson over the ownership of
horse was tryed before a jury, who
rendered a verdict in favor of the
plaintiff.
The matter of condemnation by
The other cases were mostly ac­
tions to quiet title of lands and
were -mostly default cases.
CHANGE IN SCHOOL
ELECTION LAWS
Candidates Must File Application
With the Clerk to be Placed
on the Ballot.
The attention of school district
clerks and all prospective candidates
for school offices is called to the fol­
lowing act pased at the last session
of the Legislature:
"Section 1, Chapter 348, Laws of
1917. Any person desiring to be a
candidate for a school district office
at the annual meeting of such dis­
trict shall file with the clerk of such
district an application to be placed
on the ballot for such office, or any
five (5) voters of such district may
file such application for and on be­
half of any qualified voter in the
district that they desire shall be
such candidate. Such applications
shall be filed not more than thirty
(30) nor less than twelve (12) days
before the annual school district
meeting. The clerk^of the district in
his notice of the annual meeting shall
state the names of the candidates
for whom application have been filed,
failure to do so, however, shall not
affect the validity of the election
thereafter held. The clerk shall pre­
pare at the expense of the district
necessary ballots for the election of
officers, placing thereon the names
of the proposed candidates for such
office, and with a blank space after
such names, and such ballots shall be
substantially prepared as are ballots
for general election but without the
necessity of having the ballots
marked or signed as official ballots.
Sec. 2 Provided, however that no­
thing in this act shall apply to, or
affect school districts employing but
one teacher.
WANTED
Men and teams for work on State
Road between Lutsen and Carribou
Point. Camp Lockport. Wages—
men $3.100 per day, $6.00 per week
board. Teams from $6.00 per day
up according to team. Apply
I
thousand.'"
WOODROW WILSON,.
Pres. of the U. S.
My Dental Office in the c&bin
be open during the summer months
as usual.—Dr. T. M. Robertson.
Those intending to buy McCormick
mowers and rakes should see Axel
Backlund at an early date.
HISTORICAL
son Fir
the village of Grand Marais of a cer-\cases to blame for fatalities arising
tain strip of land from the end of
Madison street to the harbor was
heard by the court and was contin­
ued for the purpose of taking fur­
ther testimony in Duluth.
George Bayle,
COOK COUNTY ST. BANK
Grand Marais. Minn.
Help Your Children to Make Good
COOK COUNTY
STATE BANK
Capital and Surplus, $27,500.00
NUMBER
CHILDREN AND MATCHES
CAUSE OF MANY FIRES
Much Care Should be Taken in Uaiag
Matches Says State Fire
Marshal Hargadine.
Children with matches cause more
misery, suffering and property loss
than any other combination, is the
opinion of Robert W. Hargadirie,
state fire marshal.
"Now that the schools are closed
for the summer vacation, warning
should be spread broadcast to par*
__ ents and guardians, who are, in most
from children playing with matches.
The careless manner in which match­
es are kept in the household is a pro­
lific source of trouble.
"The common parlor match, which#
can be ignited at the end with ease,
is a constant source of danger.
Sparks struck from it often fly many
feet and are the cause of many large
fires. As an example, I' might men­
tion a fire which occured on May 22d
at Gary, Minnesota, and which de­
stroyed 18 places of business, two
dwellings, four ice houses and four
barns. This fire was set by children
playing with matches in a barn and
spread very rapidly, destroying the
entire business section of the vil­
lage."
"If it is necessary to use parlor
matches," says Mr. Hargadine, "they
should be kept in a metal or stone
receptacle, and out of the reach of
children."
"The safest type of match is the
'strike on the box' match. It throws
some sparks, but on the whole is less
dangerous than the protected tip
match.
"And it must be remembered, dan­
ger from- the match is not confined
to property alone. Many match fires
have occured in Minnesota recently
which have resulted in serious injury
and loss of life."
MAPLE HILL DOINGS
The—l»adies Aid met with Mrs.
Andrew Swanson Wednesday after­
noon.
Miss Edith Hager is visiting
friends and relatives on the HiH- this
week.
The picnic held at the town hall
Sunday afternoon was well attendee^7
everyone reporting a good time.
Mrs. Robt. Douglas and daughter,
and Miss Selma Johnson arrived Sun­
day evening from Milwaukee, Wis.,
for a visit with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Johnson.
"My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing!"
But how about fighting for it!
Before you crack your voice—
Double up your fist!
Here's where they'll put a pin in it:
Lonsdale Building,
West Duluth,
Northwestern Ticket Office,
New Armory,
Lyceum Building,
328 Central Avenue.
Duluth, Minn.
A Savings Bank FREE with
the First Dollar Deposit.
See Them in the Window.
Bring the boy or girl in to
deposit a dollar get a bank
book with the dollar credit­
ed in it, and take home one
of these banks to help save
the next dollar.
You have the bank, we
have the key. Money grows
quickly. Bring the bank in
from time to time and have
the contents credited in
your bank book.
Pennies and nickels soon
make dollars. Dolllars make
independence. It's worth
the effort. Come in today.

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