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Iron County news. [volume] (Hurley, Wis.) 1913-1950, September 27, 1913, Image 1

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The Old Reliable Store
For Groceries
When in need of anything in the line of merchandise
such as carried by an up-to-date grocery store come
and see us.
Flour Feed Hay Oats
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Try a sack of our famous
Madeiia’s Best Flour
Per 50-lb. sack, $1.40. Per 100-lb. sack, $2.75
For the BEST
hi the. line of
Of all kinds visit our
We make a specialty of
The only exclusive jewelry
store in foifn.
Saturday, SEPT. 27.
Dramatic Sensation
Si r ,
As played for months at the
Lyceum Theatre, New York
And a Fine Cast
PRICES, 7541.1.50
Seats at McCabes
For Sale
Fine 7 room two story modern
dwelling house, with good chick
en house and frame barn.
This is the former residence of
Fred Crystall.
Two lots goes with this property.
Also that Mercantile saloon building
known as Jack’s place situated on
Silver street.
These properties will be sold separ
ately or to-gether to suit purchaser.
Inquire of Mrs. Bryant at her residence at Hurley
Tire at Saxon.
The town of Saxon was visited by
the fire demon -again Thursday night
and J. J, -BeFerwas again the suffer
er. Hisdarge.general store’was totally
destroyed, the contents and building
being a total loss The fire was confin
ed to the DeFer building and but little
damage was done to adjoining proper
! ty. It is thought that ‘he fire was of
incendiary origin, it being another of
the many fires which are alleged to
have been set by some person at Sax
on. Numerous disastrous fires have vi
sited Saxon during its existence and of
late it is thought that seme ill-minded
person has been the cause of a great
many ot them Eftorts have been made
to run down the culprit but as yet he
| is still at large.
Baker Law Argued.
A-decision in the Raker law is ex
pected in couple of weeks, the con
stitutionality of which was argued be
fore the supreme court at Madison last
I Saturday. A number of Hurley resi
dents are anxiously awaiting the deci
j sion in this matter and have been fol
i lowing the proceedings with interest.
|lt affects the licensing of saloons and
the particulars thereof are too well
known to require any further mention.
Scarcity of Mousses > j{
At the present there is a scarcity c (
; houses to rent in Hurley and people
j looking f r places to reside are having
' difficulty in securing desirable houses
This would se;m ‘o indicate that Kur
ley is at present enjoying a full popu'a
j tion a: and verifies the fact that for a
i place to reside, Hurley is as good as
any pa’ce on the map. It's a'so an ir.
| dication of good business and industri
:al conditions and in itself shows that
the town is enjoying prosperity.
H. I’awlicki returned last Saturday
| from a visit to Detroit, Milwaukee and
j Chicago. While at Detroit he attended j
' a convention of the Polish National Al
! liance of America society as a delegate j
; from the local lodge. There were BUd
l delegates present at the convention.
| Whiie at Milwaukee he took in the
| sights at the Wisconsin state fair.
Preparations Are Now Under Way for
An Active Season of Ore Mining
at the Ashland Mine.
A piece of good news to the resi
dents of Hurley as well as the range
in general is the fact that the Ashland
mine which has been idle since last
June, is to resume operations. Prepara
tions have been going on this week to
begin the mining for ore and it is un
derstood that everything will be in
readiness by the first of the month. J.
0. Hayes was at Ironwood the latter
part of the week on business connected
with affairs at the Ashland mine.
The reopening of the Ashland mine
will be a great benefit to Hurley and
the business interests of the range. A
large number of men will be employed
and a good many of thes; make their
homes on tnis side of the river.
Football Coming to Front.
While the baseball season as far as
the big leaguers are concerned has not
yet seen its finish .the pink sheets of
the dig daily papers are already giv
ing space to foot ball. Practice has
been started at most of the western
colleges and the work of whipping the
teams into shape is going merrily on.
The reports sent out from the various
training camps concerning the teams
are both encouraging and discouraging.
The dope has it that Minnesota i go
ing to be dangerous this year, this be
ing based on the fact that the team
this year will contain a majority of the
veterans of l&3t season’s battie3. Min
nesota plays Wisconsin at Madison this
year and iater they go up against Chi
cago. Wisconsin and Chicago are b th
reported to be strong and the game be
tween the teams is being looked for
ward to es one of tlie best of the sea
s n, Michigan has games with two
eastern colleges, Pennsylvania and Cor
ell, on their schedule this year.
Death of Frank Gimski.
Frank Gimski, an old and well
j known resident of Cary, passed away
at 3:30 Thursday, after an illness ol
' two weeks of pneumonia. Toe funeral
will take place Monday morning from
St, Mary's church.
Frank Girnski was about 59 years of
: age and had made his home at the Ca
rey mine location for the past. 2D years.
He was always known as a ,
dustrious person and bore the good will
of all his neighbors and friends. To
gether with hi3 wife, who survives
him, they reared a family of eight chil
dren, six daughters and two sons, all of
whom were present at the time of his
death. The children are Mrs. Conard
of Cloquet, Minn., Amelia, Annie, Ju
lia, Agnes, Antoniette, Frank and Pe
First Snow Storm.
That Hurley i in the snow Jbelt and
gets all that's coming, to it in tne line
of weather was evidenced the early
part of the week. During Saturday
night there was a sudden drop in the
temperature and Sunday morning we
were greeted with a good covering of
the beautiful, which remained on the
ground during the day and night and
also Monday. This was the first snow
storm of the season and according to
old settlers, one oi the earliest on re
cord. It is reported that there was on
fat! of snow at Ashland and coming
from that direction not until a sh rt
distance from Hurley was the storm in
avidence Most of the towns on the
range were included in the storm lelt
and it extended south for a number of
Plummer Mine Closes.
Last Friday the mine at Plummer
ceased operations and has cl(sed down.
There is a big steel shaft at this mine
and it has been operated for a number
of years, considerable ore being taken
therefrom. The Oliver Iren Mining
1 company has been operating the mine.
Unsurpassed Attractions for Settlers
Outlined by Former Immigra
tion Commissioner.
The newspapers tell us that Wisconsin
is gathering in a splendid crop this
year To make the 'statement conclus
ive it should be said that the state is
gathering in its usual splendid crop
for in all history there is not a year
when the Badger state failed to secure
a good crop. It is worth while going
over the table of production as shown
by the government yearbook and see
how consistent—l might say persist- 1
ent —the Wisconsin yeilds are. When I
one has carefull digested the figures he
will conclude that there is not a better
state in the union, and none that year
after year returns a9 handsome crops. ;
Despite this record Wisconsin has a i
lot of unused lands unsurpassed for any
crop common to tne north central
states. The reader may be inclined to j
want to except com from this state- 1
ment. but if he will go into the .upper
Wisconsin counties and make a careful f
investigation he will be -wilting tot
leave the stats complete. ,
1 hose unimproved land so are even bet
ter than farms in the southern portion
at the state for dairying and general
stockraising, for the reason that they
are heavy producers of hay, and espe
cially for the reason that the pastures
are supreme. Probably nowhere in the
United States is there a large area
that produces as much pasturage a sea
son, year after year, as this cheap
land in upper Wisconsin. In order to
fully appreciate the situation, one has
to make a careful investigation of the
facts. In doing so he will learn that
the snow protects the clover so that it
remains green all winter and is ready
fur rapid growth as soon as the snow
is gone in the spring. He wiil find that
the raics are so distributed during the
summer that the pastures are supreme
all the time and that they are prime as
i eng as toe ground is hare in the fall,
j Cattle are fattened for the Chicago
markets on pastures in September and
Not only is the above statement true
but there are many crops for which tl e
: upper portion cf the state is better &-
I dapted than the high priced lands of
the southern portion, or the still high
er priced lands in Illinois and other
states of the middle west. Among
these crops are potatoes, cabbage and
root crops, sugar beets, clover seed,
peas for the canneries and several
: other crops More pea canneries are
going into Wisconsin than all other
_*Htes and nearly all of these are go
ing into the upper counties 11 ,j* -
ons are that uppei Vv iscor.sin product?
the best peas and the crops pay the
farmer so well that there is m tioul.P
in getting them raised. Again, the re
turns from crops of pea s for the seed
market are so large mat the carmcies
have to pay high pi ices from the crop.
That the upper Wisconsin counties,
where there are yet large areas of
cheap unimproved land is a desirable
place in which to grow all the grains
shown by the fact that yields of all the
common farm crops are greater by five
bushels to the acre than the average of
the United States. Add ta this the fact
as often stated by H. E. Kruger, a
Wisconisn farmer who has taken more
world awards than any other living far
mer that his performance can be dupli
cated on the cheap lands of the upper
counties, and you have a situation,
that is t once convincing and pleasing
This view is confirmed by the fact that
after years of investigation, P. L. A.
Ferguson is opening the largest seed
farm in the world in one of the upper
Wisconsin counties.
The Wisconsin Advancement Associa
tion —a state wide institution that does
not sell land'— has had every conceiv
able analysis made of the 1910 United
States census— data that is available
without cost to all bomeseekers. The
census is the most reliable data in ex
The conditions prevailing in the re
gion of cheap lands in Wisconsin are
all agreeable and conducive to the con
venience and success of settlers. The
sett*ements now there are around the
cities and town* that were built by the
lumbering and manufacturing indus
tries, and at the outskirts of these set
tlements and within fram two t > five
miles, the very best of lands can he oh
tamed at fruta sls to $25 per acre.
These are cutover timber lands. The
cost to clear the greater area of the
lands will range from ,$lO to S3O per
acre lue cost of clearing t* generally
commensurate with the 1 nal value of
the land.
Meeting Will Be Held Sunday After
noon to Talk Over Arrangements for
An Institute this Winter.
A number of our business men have
become interested in a farmers' insti
tute to he held in Hurley some time
the coming winter and this week post
ers were sent out calling a meeting at
the town hall for the purpose 'of ap
pointing a committee to look after ar
rangements When it came time to
call the meeting the business men and
others were conspicuous for their ab
sence, a mere handfuf of our represen
tative citizens being in attendance.
Those who were there were all of one
opinion as regards the farmers’ insti
tute. everyone agreeing that it would
be a good thing. It was desired, how
ever, to have a larger representation
of the business men- and citizens, as
some of them may not have noticed
the posters sent out, therefore another
meeting has been called for Sunday af
ternoon, Sept 28, at' 2 o'clock. It is
hoped that at that time there will be a
larger representation and the plans for
the institute can be proceeded with.
One of our citixens interested in this
affair this week received a communi
cation from Geo. McKerrow, superin
tendent of farmers’ institutes of the
College of Agriculture of the Universi
ty of Wisconsin, calling attention to
the fact that if a farmers’ institute is
desired for Hurley the petition for the
same must be on file by Oct. 1. The
circulating of this petition 7 for signa
tures among our citizens is one of the
things which wi’l have to be looked af
ter, and for which purpose a commit
tee will he appointed at the meeting
; Sunday afternon, The time is limited
and it will have to he attended to im
We understand that a farmers’ insti
tute was held in Hurley last year ana
that it was a Idg success. There is a
great deal of work connected with the
arrangements for an affair of the kind
but, if each and every one would do
his share, the wop. would he “uich
easier The benefits t he derived
from a fannies' institute'cannot he
• nueJt'vueJ N't only would the ft*-
; Hires deiivr direct benefit therefrom
but the business interests of Hurley
arid the county in general would la- fit
neb el. V .1 mo could he written‘re
garding (his latter feature hut space
i and 'time forbid.
Everybody turn out to tin meeting
Sunday afternoon and lend your efforts
in this matter. The leason that the
meeting is called for Sunday afternoon
is that it will give everybody a chance
to attend. Farmers are especially urg
ed to he present.
Buried Mere Wednesday,
The remains of John Kazarin who
died at Bessemer of pneuomnia, were
shipped to Hurley on Tuesday and Wed
nesday morning the funeral was held
from St. Mary's church with interment
in the local cemetery. The deceased
was a single man about 38 years of
age and for the past 17 months resided
at various towns on the range. He
came to this country 10 years ag . He
was a member of the Polish National
Alliance of America. St Joseph' so
ciety No. 632, and has a brother, Alex
Karazin residing here. He was also a
member of the Newport Hand
Hunting Season Opens.
Commencing next Wednesday, Oct, 1
it will t.e lawful to hunt partridge, the
season opening on that day according
to the law prescribed governing the
same, it is reported that a good many
sections in this vicinity are inhabited
by large numbers of the elusive bird
and they are nuw in the prime of con
dition. Partridge hunting furnishes
good sport "and large numbers of the
devotees of the sp-.rt Twill 'infest the
tall timbrrs fromJWedesaay.on. |
We love to give bargains as
much as you love to get them.
It's a part of our duty to you
to sell goods as low as we
can and to quote special
prices whenever possible.
But it is our greater duty to you to see to it that
neither ye nor you shall be tempted by a low price to
buy anything that isn’t worth having.
The true measure of a bargain is quality—not price.
It’s what you get —not what you pay, that counts.
Bargains here are genuine, true, sound, perfect
plums that occaionally drop from trees of trade.
They are always goods that are truly worth more
at the time you buy —not merely goods that at one
time may have been worth more, and they are never
goods that were, made expressly to sell cheap. For
such goods are sever bargains at all.
You’ll find in our store every department fitted
with- Merchandises so'reason able priced that they re
present real bargain* any time you purchase them.
The Store that Sells Wooltex & Palmers
Coats, Suits. Skirts and Dresses.
The Store R. PAUL Of Quality
You don’t pay freight on the goods
you buv at home, you see what you
want before you pay your money. .
If arn tiling goes wrong we are here
to make it good.
You get what you want when you
want it.
We sell realiablt hardware and do not
hide poor quality under a strange
You save money when von bm at
buttle; that’s why vou should buy from
P. H. Aspinwall
Merchant Tailor
Montreal House ...
c c i c* * Phone 370-W
S. Silver Street
Mercer, Wisconsin.
Furnished cottages to rent and boats, guides, live
bait’arul camping outfits on hand at all times. All
kinds of livery stage, truck and team work done at
reasonable prices. Satisfaction guaranteed.
I also have the sale of several furnished cottages,
lotsjfarm and timber lands around good fishing lakes.

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