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LP NEWS-ETTES OF GRAND MARAIS AND VICINITY Joltings Heard About Town Things of General Interest to Looal Readers* of Go to church on Sunday. Andrew Trana of Carribou Point, was in town Monday. Mrs. Ed. Nunstedt left for Two Harbors' last Thursday. Hans Sandvig of Schroeder, was a visitor in town Monday. J. C. Murphy has built a new ice house in the rear of his store. Louis Ellingsen of Hovland, trans acted business in town yesterday. "Wallace Reid" at the Princess Saturday and Monday. A good show. Christ Carlson of Maple, Lake county, was in town Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Kate Frost left this morn ing for Duluth for a visit with her daughter Ida. Mrs. Geo. W. Robertson has been suffering with the influenza but is now improving. Emil Hall is out again after .being confined to his home for a week with a severe cold. Claus C. Monker returned home Monday from a business trip to Du luth and the Twin Cities. Axel Berglund and P. J. Bayle were out of town last week. They missed the fire and we missed them. Andrew Johnson left on the stage this morning for Duluth. He will also visit relatives in North Dakota. Edward Lynch of Duluth, was in town yesterday looking after his large timber holdings in this county. All Royal Neighbors are asked to be present at a meeting Thursday night. Meeting will be held at Mrs. Hussey's. Prof, and Mrs. Qualheim have both been confined to their home the past week. They have an attack of the "flu" but are both recovering. Louis Falk is erecting an icehouse on his property, the building, when completed, will be filled with ice by Fred Jackson for his own use. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Johnson will entertain the young people of the village at their home on Friday even ing, February 20th. This is to be a Valentine party. There are quite a number of influ enza cases throughout the county, but none have been fatal so far. The disease is milder this year than last. A dance will be given in the town hall at Good Harbor Hill Saturday evening, Feb. 14th, for the benefit of the Near East Relief. Everybody is invited. Woods & Seglem have rented the Trading Post Cafe and are moving their billiard tables and barber shop today. They will use this room as temporary quarters. Those who DE LAVAL 1 IS&LESlii I 5* Creamerymen—Because they are experts in die handling of aeam and know by long experience, that the De Laval skims cleanest and wears longest. That is why 98% of the Woild creameries use the De Laval exclusively. Experienced Dairymen—The De Laval is the universal favorite among big dairymen. They know that no other separator will give them such satisfactory service. Old De Laval Users—Whenever a man who has used an old model De LlvsI NEW MAIL CONTRACTOR GIVING GOOD SERVICE Jackson Bros, of Two Harbors have taken a subcontract for haul ing the mail from Two Harbors to Grand Mkrais. They are both gfving their time to the service and so far have made prompt deliveries. The new contractors have the good will of all their patrons and should be given every encourage ment in their work. A little cooper ation on the part of the rural pat rons in shoveling snow away from their mail boxes will assist in better service, as it will take less of the drivers time to make the deliveries. Both Lake and Cook counties are now keeping the road fairly Well plowed so it is hoped the bus service can be continued throughout the winter. This will he the first winter auto busses have been operated be tween Two Harbors and Grand Ma rais. There is a fine assortment of Val entines at the drug store. Mrs. Jack Hursch, who has been visiting in Duluth the past two months, returned yesterday to her home at Pigeon Point. She was cal led home oh account of her hus band's illness. North Shore Post, No. 332, Ameri can Legion, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday even ing, February 28th, in the commis sioners' room at the Cook county court house. All ex-service' men in the county are urged to attend this meeting. Report of donations to the Near East Relief fund will appear in our next issue. Anyone who wish to make further donations please do so at either of the banks before next Tuesday. The Schroeder people have received a reply from the postal department regarding their complaint of the mail service sent in" about: two weeks ago. They promise an inves tigation of this route at an early date. Mrs. F. R. Paine is in a hospital in Duluth. Mr. Paine received word Monday that it would be necessary for her to undergo an operation. He left on the stage yesterday to be with her when the operation takes place, which was expected "would be today. Mrs. Fred Jackson and daughter Mabel returned last night from Port Arthur where they went to see Ed. Jackson who is in a hospital there. They say Ed. is now recovering- from an operation. Besides the operation he was also suffering from pneu monia. He is past the critical! point, but they say it will probably be two months before he can come home. Valentines are now on sale at the drug store. know De Laval, the chances area hundred to one that his choice will be die iDe Laval. More De Laval machines are in use than any other make. These is a reason. Come in and we will teO vou ED. TOFTEY & CO. I GRAND MARAIS I lllllllllllIIIMIHIIIIIIIIlllllIll r* ,1 buy Separators decides to purchase a later style machine he in variably buys another De Laval. Men Who Investigate—If anyone takes the time to investigate the merits of the various cream W either by finding out from other users what kind of service their machines have given or by testing other machines out against the separators, More than i,soo,ood DELAVALS now In uiae. •IIHIIII I ANOTHER BIG FIRE SATURDAY FORENOON Woods & Seglem and J. W. Sohoen Buildings Completely Destroyed, Bank Partly Burned. We were visited by another big fire Saturday forenoon, February 7, which completely destroyed the buildings of Woods & Seglem barber shop and billiard hall and J. W. Schoen's theatre and confectionery store. The Cook County State Bank building was also badly burned, the woodwork on the west side of the building being alll destroyed and the interior of the banking room was. badly damaged. One of the rooms on the second floor was also gutted. As this was a concrete building the fire fighters had a chance to do some effective work and saved consider able of the interior. The Schoen building was a com plete loss. Not a thing was saved of the contents. The Woods & Seg lem building was also a total loss but nearly all of the contents were saved by the heroic efforts of a large number of the townspeople who car ried furniture and merchandise to safety until the flames burned their clothing. Several had their faces and hands badly scorched. The fire started in the Schoen building from an overheated stove. Mr. Schoen had just started afire and went to the post office to get his mail. When he returned the front of the building was so filled with smoke it was impossible to en ter. In a few minutes the whole west wall was ablaze and catching in the eaves of the Woods & Seglem building. Before the fire pump could be brought down and the' water ap plied the two buildings were in blaze. The efforts of the fire fighters were centered on the bank building with the above result. The two small buildings across the street were saved through the hard work of a bucket brigade. The Toftey & Co. auto garage caught and the eaves were partly burned but the damage was slight The woodwork of the Toftey & Co. store was badly scorchfed and several win dows were broken from the heat. The Schoen building with contents was insured for $4,400, and the Woods & Seglem building for $3,500. The loss to the bank was amply covered by insurance. It was a damp, still day which as sisted materially in fighting the flames. Had there been the slightest wind in any direction the loss to our village would have been much greater. The Cook County State Bank is doing business in temporary quar ters in the Community Restaurant building across the street, while Woods & Seglem opened their bar ber shop the same evening in the old Spencer Ficklin shop. LEAP-YEAR BALL SATUR DAY FEBRUARY 28TH. Havn't you heard about iti yet? Surely you didn't think the girls would let a chance like this go by, especially when it only comes once in four years. Probably you will ask what they will do about it now. Well—the answer is simply—come to the Happy Hour hall on the 28th and let them show you. Remember everything is reversed. The girls pay the dollar and unes corted gentlemen the quarter. And be sure you don't have to, pony up the fine to be imposed on a long face. Don't think you are out of a leap-year affair because you're not single any more, because this is for both grown-ups and growing-ups. So do come and let the girls show you how to have a good time—but don't come if dancing tires you be cause there will be no chance for rest for anything except the wall which is to be free from any "flowers" that night. Oh say, we nearly forgot to men tion that you'll have a chance to witness the famous new dance "The Spruce Hen Strut"—a special attrac tion. ALVIN ANDERSON AND ALICE HIAENEY MARRIED Alvin Anderson, son of Ole Ander son of this village, and Miss Alice Maeney were, married in Duluth on January 19th. Both of these young: people are well known in Grand Ma rais, Miss Maeney is the daughter of Mrs. Joe McDonald who resided here about eight years ago* while Alvin Anderson has lived here since child hood and received his education in our local school. He is now, em ployed by the Zenith "Furnace com ing and they are makiiigt tlieir reei- BRAVERY OF GREW OF "SUB" CHASER 428 RECOGNIZED Saves the Crew off the Runnells While on Her Way to Grand Marais. The following communications be tween Congressman Wm. L. Carss and Secretary Daniels regarding "^ub" chaser 428 which, was alloted toS Grand Marais last fall to do pa trol duty on the Nortft Shore for the protection of fishermen, may be of interest to our people. These let ters were printed in the Congres sional Record and are self explana tory. House Of Representatives, Washington, D. C., January 21, 1920. Hon. Josepihus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, Washing ton, D. C. My Dear Mr. Secretary: It is pop ularly supposed that the thrilling deeds of the Navy are Only perform ed on the high seas. In the heart of America, however, there took place one of the most daring rescues that has been recorded in the annals of modern seamanship. Capt. John Anderson, of Chicago, commnad of "sub" chaser 428, bound from Chicago to Grand Ma rais, Minni., performed a deed of daring that will long be told on the upper Great Lakes. This "sub" chaser, by your orders, had been al lotted to the Life-Saving Service for use as a patrol boat at Grand Ma rais, Minn., but, encountering ter rific gales on lower Lake Superior, had been forced to put in at Grand Marais, Mich., for shelter. Scarcely had she reached this place of safety when word came that the freighter D. N. Runnells was pounding to pie ces on the reefs outside and all hope for tjhe safety of the crew was given up. Despite the fears of old marines that he and his crew would never return, Capt. Anderson, with his crew, acting in conjunction with the local life-saving force, put out to rescue the crew of the Runnells. Three timds was Capt. Anderson swept off the lifeboat, but managed to swim back and clamber in, and at the risk of their very lives these brave men succeeded in rescuing the entire personnel of the stranded Runnells. Just as the last of the 17 rescued had reached safety the Run nells broke in two and sank beneath th§ turbulent waves. To the bravery an£ heroism of Capt. Anderson and his1- crew 17 worthy sailors owe their fives* to-day. But my dear Secretary, had it not been for your action in alloting this excellent little ship to the station at Grand Marais, Minn., this heroic rescue would not have been possible and 17 lives would have been lost. On behalf of my constituents in Minnesota who follow their danger ous calling on the upper Great Lakes, I wish to thank you for re sponding to our request for the al lotment of this splendid little ship. It is one protection they have against the treacherous elements. I beg to remain Cordially and sincerely, yours, Wm. L. Carss. Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington, D. C., 29 January, 1920. My Dear Mr. Carss: I am directed by the Secretary of the Navy to acknowledge receipt of your com munication, dated 21 January, 1920, relative to the bravery of Capt. John Anderson, in command of submarine chaser No. 428, and to inform you that the department will take pleas ure in submitting it to the Boajrd of Awards for consideration. Very truly yours, Thos. Washington, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Chief of Bureau. The Hon. W. L. Carss, M. C., House of Representatives, Washington,. D. C. FREE GARDEN SEEDS. Congressman Wm. L. Carss has had placed to his credit by the De partment of Agriculture, a number of packages of flower and garden seeds for distribution in the 8th Congressional District. These seeds are put up in packages containing five or six varieties of vegetables and flower seeds, useful and prac tical for home cultivation. Owing to the limited quoto allott ed to each Congressman, only one package of vegetable or flower seed will be sent to one person. Any per son desiring these seeds will please address a postal card to Congress man Wm. L. Carss, Room 182 House Office Building, Washington, D. C., stating plainly his name and address, and whether he desires vegetable or flower seeds. These requests must be submitted not later than March 15, so those de siring same will kindly write at once to Mr. Carss. Exception To The Rule. "Now, in order to subtract." the teacher explained, "things have al ways to be of the same denomina tion. For instance, we coulcUtft take three apples from four pears, nor six horses- from nine dogs." "Teacher!" shouted a small boy, "you can take four quarts of milk from three cows/'-^rWoodwortoere ELY TO GRAND MARAIS ROAD HIGHLY COMMENDED The following article appeared in the "Forum" column, of the Duluth News Tribune of February 4th: From time £o time I have read where they were surveying a road through the bush from Ely to Gun flint and so on to Grand Marais. I wonder if any of you people in Du luth realize how much this road, once established, will mean not only to the whole north country but to all of you who love the out-of-doors and all of your summer' visitors who come up this way in automobiles? TOY.- There is now an excellent road all the way from Duluth to Port Ar thur and another all the way'from Duluth to Ely. The highway from Ely to Grand Marais* connecting with the former road, would com plete a triangular trip which would enclose as well as traverse some of the finest scenery and most notable/ country in America. I have in mind in the first place Duluth itself, which is unique among cities. Then comes the region be tween Duluth and the iron ranges, the Lake Vermillion and Ely. Sup pose now it becomes possible for one to drive along this route to Ely, then turn gradually southeastward through the magnificent interior lake country which few but pros pectors, surveyors, engineers and trappers have ever seen, to tjhe beau tiful hills of Saganaga, Knife lake, Magnet lake, Gunflint, thence through a broken but remarkable land of clear, sparkling lakes to Grand Marais and "home" to du luth, if you will, along the highway which almost everywhere is within a little distance of Lake Superior! Excuse me, Mr. Editor, if I seem to grow poetic, but I know that few people have been fortunate enough to see even both sides of this tri angle and that those who have viewed the country through which the third side passes can be numb erede inside a few hundreds. I hope the Ely-Gunflint-Grand Marais road will become a fact and that, it will prove a decided asset to the "Ten Thousand Lakes1 association" anri the Minnesota Scenic Highway asso ciation in their grand work for the state. NOTICE! All our accounts, etc. were lost in the fire Saturday morning. It will be greatly appreciated if those who are owing us will remember it and pay us as we need the money badly. Mr. and Mrs. Schoen. A Boomerang. In honor of a visit to his plant by the governor of the state, an auto mobile manufacturer once had a complete car assembled in some thing like seven minutes. Some weeks after this feat was heralded in the daily papers, the phone at the factory rang vigorously. "Is it true that you assembled a car in seven minutes at your fac tory!" the voice asked. "Yes," came the reply. Why?" "Oh, nothing," said the calm in quirer, "only I've got the car." County Farm Bureau Coluow Edited by County Agent The "Minnesota Farmers' Institute Annual" No. 32, for 1919 is known as the "Potato" number. 208 of its pages are devoted to the potato in dustry and cover among others, the subjects of potato varieties for Min nesota, seed selection, culture, dis ease control, insects, machinery, marketing, growers' associations, seed certification and the cost of production. It is a number full of interest to the potato growers of this county. It is issued free but, as the edition is limited, those wish ing to receive a copy should call on or write to the county agent with* out delay. "Successful Farming" of Des Moines, Iowa, for several years past has been advancing money to boys and girls for the purchase of pigs, calves, sheep, poultry or seed to en able the boys and girls to enter the various club contests conducted by U. S. Department of Agriculture through the extension divisions of the several states. This offer is now open to Cook county boys and girls who want to take part in boys' and girls' club work in this county but have not the capital to buy the young pig or other animal necessary to entitle the boy or girl to mem bership in the club. Those who are interested should see the county agent for full particulars of the above offer. ANDERSON-CARLSON WEDDING SUNDAY Miss Jennie M. Carlson of Maple, Lake county, and Mr. Walter M. Anderson of this village were united in marriage last Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Iver Anderson, parents of the bride groom. Miss Hulda Charnstram was the attending lady and Andy LLnd berg acted as best man. The cere monies were read by Justice of Peace Matt Johnson. Only a few of the immediate relatives of the bridal coy pie were present,-.^- -r -•«*-'. .. They left Monday morning for Maple where they will visit at the home of the bride's parents. AT THE PRINCESS. The attraction at Princess Theatre Saturday and Monday will be Wal lace Reid in a Paramount picture, "The Source." This is a story of the big lumbering operations of the west coast with a charming blending of humor, dramatic thrills and heart appeal in the development of the plot. There is lots of action in Wal lace Reids pictures and this one will be no exception. WANTED—A boy 16 or 18 years of age who would like to learn the painting and paper hanging trade. I can teach him in two seasons to become a first class workman, and will pay him reasonable wages from the start and raise his pay as he advances in the trade. Remember this is a good trade, in New York and Chicago painters and paper hangers are being paid a $1.00 an hour. Call or write to—Aug. J. Johnson & Son, Grand Marais, Minn. Farmers Attention! Double Your Income! This Bank will furbish the money to any responsible farmer of Cook County to buy cows as follows If you are milking one cow WE WILL FURNISH MONEY TO BUY ANOTHER If you are milking two cows WE WILL FURNISH MONEY TO BUY TWO MORE If you are milking three cows WE WILL FURNISH MONEY TO BUY THREE MORE If you are milking four cowsr WE WILL FURNISH MONEY TO BUY FOUR MORE If you are milking five cows WE WILL FURNISH MONEY TO BUY FIVE MORE See us as to terms and we mil show you how to double your income from your milk and cream Cook County State Bank aWS-i '••4 V"V I fa t'"'