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O. D. KINNEY, PRES.
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at this season, and the
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of Every Description, at Prices That Are Right,
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MRS. M. A. BOOTH, PROP.
FAMILY WASHINGS A SPECIALTY. PRICES BIGHT
5?^ Does A General Banhing Business.
RECEIVES DEPOSITS, Issues Foreign and Domestic Ex
change. Sea Steamship Tickets and
troy steam Laundry,
to our customer in the
turning out of all classes
of Laundry Work.
We take a great deal of «fr
pride in our Shirt, Collar
and Cuff Department. !j!
For good clean work the
public has recommended !j
E. GRIGGS. CASHIER
Interest on Time
Bank on Corner of Chestnut Street and Wyoming Avenue
meets its fate.
The Senate Committee Kills
the Jabobson Tax Bill, Pro
viding for Tonnage Tax
BY A VOTE OF 9 TO 4.
The scare crow of the special ses
sion, the tonnage tax bill, which
was was so unceremoniously rush
ed through the house on Tuesday
of last week, met a just and deserv
ed fate before the senate committee
on Wednesday, the committee in
its report recommending the inde
finite postponment of considera
tion of the measure, the committee
report being adopted by a vote of
37 to 26.
The result, as regards the ton
nage tax feature, was not unexpect
ed, and is as desired by the mining
corporations and by the people of
the mining district. The measure
was unquestionably class legisla
tion, and is accepted as the efforts
of the administration to "pass
something" in an effort to clean it
self of the attaching odium for the
apparently useless expense of the
LAKH HUPERHIOR MISINU INSTITUTE
jThe^eguiar meeting of the Insti
tute for 1902 will be held on the
Minnesota ranges, beginning on
Tuesday, August 19th. Thia date
has been selected by the council to
afford an opportunity of visiting
the mines while in operation. The
last meeting held on these ranges
March, 1895, at which time
the open pit mines were closed
down. The developments since
that date will certainly make this
one. of the most interesting meet
It is earnestly desired that a num
ber of papers be presentedi at this
meeting, and in order that intelli
gent discussion may be had on the
sujects presented the council has
decided that papers be printed and
tKstrifotrted some tftne -beftjre -the
meeting. The importance of this
feature will be readily appreciated
Members will therefor send papers
to the secretary as early as pos
if us i*
The Clergue blast furnace at the
Canadian Soo will not be ready for"
operation until late in the fall, and
little attention will be paid for get
ting iron ore down for its use by
boat this year, as by the time the
furnace is in operation it is expect
ed that the Clergue railroad will
reach he mines and the ore can be
brought down in winter for local
The Clergue mill made its first
run of steel ignots last week, and it
is expected that the pl|int will be
rolling rails in sixty or ninety days.
THE CO tFEY OPTION.
W. B. Hoi man gave an option to
a mining company some time ago
on the se1^ of the ne% of section 21,
56-24, to run nine months. The price
asked by Mr. Holman was $30,000. A
representative of the option hold
ers was here last week and assured
Mr. Holman that his thirty thous
and would be forthcoming before
the option expired. It is reported
by a reliable authority that an offer
of $200,000 has been made for the
land and declined. Two drills have
been at work on the property for
some months and a high grade of
ore has been found in abundant
quantity to justify mining men in
the belief that a large bod}- of rich
iron ore is deposited there.-Herald
WILL BUILD TO THE DEERING.
It is understood the Eastern Minj
nesota will very shortly commence
the construction of a spur track
from the Stevenson to the Kinney
Hawkins property recently purchas
ed by the Deering Harvester Coni
pany, in section 31, 57-22. The dis
tance is about six miles, and tl^e
work will be pushed with the idea
VIRGINIA, ST. LOUIS COUNTY! ftWNESOTA, FRIDAY. MARCH 7. 1902.
itting steam shovels onto the
srt'y as quickly as possible.
C. T. Roberts, of Crystal Falls,
y.will be in charge of develop
jit work at the new property.
J|mihing lease running to W. J.
Olfpft and covering an undivided
haiflb! the south half of the north
quarter of section 4, .58-17, near
|4ncolfi mine, was filed with the
tef of deeds yesterday. The
•ITS are Frank W. Higgins and
li.of Oleon, N. Y., and others, at
alty of 15 cents per ton for thfe
interest. The lease provides
minimum output of 50,000 tons
jie Minnesota Iron company has
from the C. M. Hill Lumber
vet, al., the northwest of the
:heast of section 8,57-17, for the
purpose of depositing strippinga
the Fayal. The payment of
is the consideration named.
RECElVE BIO CONTRACT.
Pioneer Press special of Friday
Chicago announces the inten
tioijh of eastern capitalists to build
800 mile railroad from Eureka,
[. to W eiser, Idaho, at which
it the new line will be met by
it Northern-Northern Pacific ex
»ions. The article further states
construction contracts for the
line have been let to the Drake
tttttton company. The new line
involve an outlay of $25,000,000.
tHANHFE&H TBE LEASE.
Ail assignment of the mining
leaaie covering the west half of the
southwest quarter and the north
east quarter of the southeast quar
tet pfsection 33,58-20. from Alexan
dej Mattland to the Crete Mining
cosbpany, was filed with the regis
.of deeds Monday. This is the
property recently acquired by
Youngstown Tube Works
turday was a record-breaker in
«ial tax collections, the total
ftidns for the day being $97,000.
best previous record for tax
iona in a single day was three
agd, when $63?J0^^^
The 10 per cent penalty now at
taches to unpaid personal taxes.
fXtit rati soo.
About a million tons of iron ore
will be moved from Michipicoten to
Lake Erie ports the coming season.
This entire output has already been
sold. In addition to the four steam
ers and two barges that carried
Michipicoten ore last year, the
Clergue people have chartered 16,r
000 tons of additional tonnnge. The
names of the Vessels secured are
not yet given out, as there are yet
some details of the charter to be
The Oliver Iron Mining company
will-©hip 5,000 tons of ore from the
Aurora mine at Ironwood to the
Illinois Steel company furnaces at
The Hurley Miner is authority for
the statement that a petrified frog
has been found in the shaft of the
Ottawa mine at the Pence two
hundred feet below the surface.
Capt. John Tregambo, who for
twelve years has had charge of the
Pabstmine at Ironwood, resigned
his position last week and will re
tire permanent^ from mining
Capt. John A. Pearce, who has
held a position as mining captain
at the Chisholm since the opening
of that property has tendered his
resignation to accept a similar po
sition at the Pearce mine, on which
property development work is now
Master Mechanic Rowe, of the
Elba, is in charge of the installa
tion of the new. plant of machinery
at the Minorca. At this property
the ore body has been struck in
both shafts, and the work of devel
opment will progress to that point
where the property will enter the
shipping list early in the season.
The Breitung Iron company that
has been working on lands north of
Sault Ste. Marie for a year, has
made arrangements with the
Clergue syndicate for the purchase
by the latter of all ore it may mine
and a branch of the Algoma Cen
tral & Hudson Bay road is being
surveyed to the property. It is said
to have a large field.
The mines of the Gogebic range
are preparing for a busy season
next summer. Saturdav was the
largest payday in Ironwood since
the Oliver company secured charge
of the Norrie group, about $137,000
being paid ou*. The Ashland's new
shaft is now holed through to the
seventh level. The company, is
crowding production as fast as pos
sible, but is hampered for want of'a
shaft to reach its largest ore bod
ies. The Oliver is sinking two new
shafts on its Norrie properties and^
when these are completed, about a
year hence, electric haulage sys
tems'will be installed throughout
the/mines. No. 9 shaft will
ally be sunk to the 1500 foot level*
wh&re the diamond drill has locat
ed a lOO-f
oot vein of ore.
Cannot grant It
Attorney Douglas Holds Thus
on Petition of Alfred Merritt
for Prospector's Lease
ON LONGYEAR LAKE.
Alfred Merritt has been refused a
lease by the state to prospect the
bottom of Longyear lake, near the
village of Chisholm, which is be
lieved to contain a large amount of
merchantable iron. He made ap
plication for a lease of State Land
Agent Flynn, but Attorney General
Douglas held that the state cannot
grant such a lease. The lake is
public water and merely held in
trust by the state,.according to the
statutes of 1897 relating to riparian
rights. The supreme court of the
state has held that all water is nav
igable if it is deep enough to float
logs and small boats. This nar
rows the navigable waters of the
state down to any permanent body
of water. It is certain that there is
some iron in the bottom of the lake
but how much nobody knows, nor
can any one tell unless it is explor
Men interested in the Longyear
lake proposition say that the own
ers of the land around the body of
water will probably insist that
their riparian right cover it, or
rather extend under it. If the state
maintains its present attitude in
the matter it is expected that the
riparian owners will combine to
fight the matter in the court. In
view of the fact that the state has
now denied to Mr. Merritt the right
ty lease the lake, it is expected the
riparian owners will lay claim to
waters and all that is therein, es
pecially in the line of iron ore. The
lake contains about 160 acres. Its
principal use is the dumping
ground for logs for the Mashek
Lumber company, and an ice race
track in winter on which the own«
eraof speedy hor^esmeetto ja
There is a well defined iron ore
out-crop on the east and west sides
of Longyear lake, and it is said to
be morally certain that the ore ex
tends under the lake. In this con
nection it is interesting to recall
that the Lake Angeline mine in
Michigan was once a lake of that
name. The water was drawn off,
and the Lake Angeline is now one
of the best iron mines in the Lake
Superior district. It is said that it
would be a simple proposition to
drain, or pump, Longyear lake dry,
if there were no legal obstacles.
A NEW OFFICE CREATED.
The school board of District No.
22 have created a new office, that of
local superintendent of schools at
Eveleth, the position having been
filled bp the appointment of Prof.
C. M. Stephens, of Cumberland Gap,
Tenn., who entered upon his official
duties the first of the month.
The creation of this position was
deemed necessary by the board, in
view of the fact that the school
district is abnormally large and the
overtaxed energies of Supt. Gilpin I
inadequate to give to the various
buildings and rooms a proper
amount of time and attention.
The duties of Prof. Stephens will'
be that of local superintendent of
the Eveleth and Fayal schools, re
lieving Supt. Gilpin from tiie per
sonal supervision of school work at
that point unless called for some
specific purpose, and give more
time for the adequate discharge of
his duties as district superintend
Since Supt. Gilpin assumed the
superintendency of the schools of
the district there is every reason to
believe that it has been Ms" aim to
place the schools of the. divergent
ends of the district on a mor? equal
basis than had theretofore been
enjoyed, and his record in the up
building of the Eveleth schools is
an evidence of his success.
OPENING THE PEARCE.
Capt. Harry Thomas is .in charge
of work at the Pearce mine,, where
the work of sinking a shaft&siyB been
commenced this week. About 100
fe^t of surface coyer-* the^e body,
afid the work will doubtless pro
ss to that point where (h&Pearce
will enter the list of shippers very
shortly after the opening of the sea
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