NEWS-ETTES OF GRAND
MARAIS AND VICINITY
Joltings Heard About Town
Things of General Interest
to Looal Readers*
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
Mrs. Kate Frost left this morn
ing for Duluth for a visit with her
Mrs. Geo. W. Robertson has been
suffering with the influenza but is
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.
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
Woods & Seglem have rented the
Trading Post Cafe and are moving
their billiard tables and barber shop
today. They will use this room as
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
NEW MAIL CONTRACTOR
GIVING GOOD SERVICE
Jackson Bros, of Two Harbors
have taken a subcontract for haul
ing the mail from Two Harbors to
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ED. TOFTEY & CO.
I GRAND MARAIS I
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
now In uiae.
ANOTHER BIG FIRE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Bureau of Navigation,
Washington, D. C., 29 January,
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,
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
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?
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
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.
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*
"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
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.
Double Your Income!
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any responsible farmer of Cook
County to buy cows
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
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