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Whenit becomes necessary foryoti
Remember the place to get bargains jn
Stoves and Ranges, Heaters and
Base Burners, Ktc.
To Be Reminded
Our line of Sash, Doors, Brick, Lime,
Cement and all Building Material,
cannot be duplicated in the city
price and quality considered.
Tile Place To Boy
Ska tea, Sleds, Coasters, Cutters, Skiis
Ktc. A call will prove it.
Shelf and Heavy
Staple and Fancy.
OF VIRGINIA, MINN.
Pet Cent Interest Paid
ON TIME DEPOSITS
PENTECOST MITCHELL. Pres. S. R. KIRBY. Vice Pres.
C. B. LENONT .Vice Pres. B. F. BRITTS. Cashier
A. E. SHIPLEY. AwliOaakier.
PENTECOST MITCHELL. General Manager
A. D. DAVIDSON. Banker O. D.KINNEY. Capitalist.
C. B. LENONT, Physician and Snrceon.
R. R.BAILE Y. Secretary and Treasurer Bailer Lumber Co.
S. R. KIRBY. Pres. First Nnt'l Bank, Hibbinf. B. F. BRITTS. Cashier
Iron Mining Co.
A SUPERIOR COURT DEMANDED BY
Legislature Should lie Aslted to Pass
a Law Retietinq the Congested
Legal Machinery and Give the
Ranges a District Judge.
The congested condition of the
legal machinery of St. Louiscounty,
has become more pronounced dur
ing the past aeveral terms of court
and has caused the attorneys of Du
luth to set up a demand for anoth
Why would it not be more proper
for the demand to be made for a
superior court, for St. Louis county,
with a judge thereof to be located
and conduct a pec Bed terms of dis
trict court on the iron ranges, from
which section of the county, includ
ing the numerous personal damage
actions, comes upwards of one-half
the litigation of the county at the
Hither such a move or the exten
sion of the powers and jurisdiction
of a 9
county so as to permit ot the trial
of any cause up to an amount not
to exceed $25,000,and providing that
the defendant in any suit have the
right to demand trial before a local
court instead of being put to the
additional expense of going 75 to
100 miles to the county seat?
The latter law would of necessity
compel an amendment of the pre
sent law relating to municipal
judgeships and would make it com
pulsory that eligibility to the posi
tion would be based upon knowi
edge of law and admission to prac
tice as an attorney.
Uuder the existing law regulating
the working ofthe court on wheels,"
as it is commonly referred to, the
sessions of district court held on
the ranges are naught more nor
less than a farce, it requiring the
consent of both parties to an action
before such cause can be brought
before this tribunal, and it would
seem more to the point both as a
matter of justice to the ranges and
as a means of relieving the existing
condition of the district court to
have a court established on the
ranges where the local people can
settle their own troubles without
bothering the wheels \f justice in
the Duluth mill and at the same
time be permitted to.savea fortune
each year in traveling expenses and
high life at the county seat.
Considering the fact thatSt.Louis
county is larger than the states of
Rhode Island and Connecticut com
bined and that by the addition of
the state of New Hampshire to the
group but a small slice would have
to be carved off one corner of the
latter state to fit the three eastern
states within our confines, and that
nearly one-half of the total popula
tion of this vast empire live 75 miles
or more-from the county seat, and
in consideration of the further fact
that the iron ranges pay upwards
of eighty per cent of the taxes ot
the county, it would seem but a
matter of justice that the Duluth
attorneys should unite in demand
ing that the fourth judge for whom
they ask be located on the ranges
it should also be the duty of the
commercial bodies of the ranges to
ask their representatives in the leg
islature to work to this end, giving
us a legal department commensu
rate, in a degree, with our needs. In
such case we doubt not that Duluth
as Duluth could worry along very
comfortably with but three judges
and find the time hanging heavily
between court termsrmany times.
Pleasantly Remembered by Their
R. K. Bailie, who with his family
leave this week for North Yakima,
where they will take up their future
residence, was tendered a most
pleasant farewell reception by a
number of his most intimate friends
Tuesday evening, at his home on
Lake Boulevard. Mr. Bailie was
presented with a handsome Masonic
charm as a memento of the occasion
and of the many friends he is leav
ing behind, while Mrs. Bailie was
the recipient of a beautiful hand*
painted salad bowl.
Capt. James Trezona, father of
Mrs. Bailie, was also remembered
by the party, and while he has al
ready left for the west he was sent
an elegant gold-headed cane by the
Amongihose in attendance were
Messrs. J. A. Kennedy, James Samp
son, D. W. Elmquist, M. K. Fanning,
Capt. Jos. Roskilly, Capt. Alfred
Martin,James Laviolette, H.
A. N. Thompson, H. J. George, A. F.
Thayer, C. C. Butler, E. F. Johnson
and W. C. Osman.
Killed at BaHev's Camps.
John Olson, an employe of the
Bailey Lumber Company at their
camps near Payne, was killed on
Friday last through being caught
beneath availing tree.
The deceased was an old-timer in
this section, having worked in the
woodsias a aa wyer here ~for* several
years. The" body was brought* to
this city, Undertaker Gillespie hav
ing chargeotth* funeral directions.
VIRGINIA, ST. LOUIS COtJNTY. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1909
ABOUT C0PP» AGAIN
Cloquet People's Doings in the Pine
The following statements. are
made in answer to some of the num
erous questions which are being
asked regarding the opening of the
Keweenaw Copper .Lode in Pine
Couuty, Minnesota,* work in which
Cloquet people are actively inter*
ABOUTTHE GREAT NORTHERN
The first company to locate upon
the lode in Minnesojta was the Great,
Northern. Cloquet! people hold a
considerable block? of this stock.-'
The president of the company is .C.
E. Ovensliire, manager and treas
urer ot the Minneapolis Knitting.
Company. He is personally known
to some of the business men of.
Cloquet, all of who^i vouch for him'
aa a man of inflexible honor, abso
lute integrity, and the first order of
business ability. Hfeisnot only a
Shriner (or thirty-second degree
Mason) but he is at ihe head of that
branch of Masonry,,for the city of
Minneapolis. The syndicate, which
recently purchased 175,000 shares of
Great Northern stocjk, is composed
CONDITION OE THE COMPANY
The Great Northern Company is
free from debt and has money in the
bank. The force a^ the mine has
been or is being increased to about
fifty men. Much new.equipment has
been bought, and shipments of high
grade ore are to begin at once. This
ore assays more than $23 per ton. It
seems inexhaustible, in which case
stock will inevitably rise to $50 or
more per share. Thijs is true, not
withstanding the stock is now sell
ing at forty cents p$r share.
THE KEWEENAW WESTERN
The second company to locate up
on the lode in this state was the Ke
weenaw Western Development As
sociation. recently organized in
Cloquet. This company's property
lies absolutely upon the apex of the
lode in Minnesota.: The outcrop
pings in it are morenumerous and
the ore nearer the surface than at
any other point. It is less than a
mile southwestward^from the Great
Northern. A number of test pits in
this property have exposed the ore
body within six feet of the surface..
It is identical with t* iftt of the Great
As already stated this company is
composed almost wholly of Cloquet
people. Its executive committee is
composed of W. H. Skemp, C. E.
Wilander, and Carl Lbf. Other of
ficers are F. V. Inskeep, president
Helge Bergiund. vice president W.
H. Lancelot, secretary Gue Berg
lund treasurer. It will employ no
outside promoting company, thus
preventing manipulation and stoclk
juggling. On the first one hundred
thousand shares of stock, which are
to be sold at ten cents per share, it
will pay no commissions, whatever,
all of the money being expended in
the development and equipment of
WHAT MAY BE EXPECTED
It is to be noted that the Great
Northern's ore is identical in struc
ture with that of the Michigan
mines, and its copper values (about
$5 per ton) to the best, produced by
the mines of that section. But in
addition to this, it contains- gold,
which is not true of the Michigan
The gold values average about $17
per ton, but in some assays have
run as high as $370 per ton. The
average values of the ore now on
the stock pile has been proved by a
series of assays to be more than
twenty three dollars per ton. This
ore can be treated so as to realize a
profit $15 per ton, and an ordinary
mill would handle ttiro hundred tons
per day. These figures indicate
what the Great Northern may rea
sonably expect and there is every
reason to expect as much or more
of the Keweenaw Western.
BUSINESS NOT SPECULATION
Neither company is appealing to
the speculative propensities, of
wouldbe purchaser* of stock. They
prefer good faith investors to spec
ulators, and expect to develop the
respective properties in such a
manner as to make the stock as
valuable to Hold as to sell. Some of
the Michigan stocks are paying as
high as $60 per share annually in
dividends, and are nonpurchasable.
County School Board Will Select Site.
The county school board,'compos
ed of Supt. Gilpin, J. H. Hearding
of Eveleth, and John G. Williams of
Duluth, will have the duty of select^
ing the site for the proposed-agri
cultural school, and will likely make
recommendations concerning same
at the February meeting of the
Gust Hill, an employe ot the Mea
dow mine at Aurora, was brought
to the Lenont Hospftal the first -of
ceivfcd-through an •ceMtoatPwt^ tfen*
mine. Cerebral he««Otrb$ge sef
in and Hill died on Tuesday.
STOCK DAMAGED BY WATER*
Bursted Water Pipe Causes Havoc
and Destruction at Jereissati
A bursted water pipe was the re
sult of the cold snap in the Ander
son. Block occupied iby Jereissati
Bros.,.yesterdays-.morning,, and -be
tore the break was discovered and
the goods removed to a place of
safety the finest of his ladies' dress
goods, silks, etc., had been damaged
to an extent of several hundred dol
Throughout the day yesterday
the force of clerks at the store were
busy, cleaning up after the flood,
drying and saving as much of the
stock aa had value left.
The proprietors had no insurance
against such a contingency and the
loss will be a heavy one to them,
and they arrange tor a water sale
the coming, week, giving the public
an opportunity to benefit at their
expense- in many ways
Chairman of County Board.
Hon. Neil Mclnnis, who has been
a valued member of the Board of
County Commissioners for some
years past, was duly recognized at
the annual meeting of that body on
Tuesday being-chosen as chairman
for the ensuing term. Alex Fraser,
a new member of the board, was
chosen as vice-chairman.
The three range members of the
board, Mclnnis, McMahan and Ryan,
are the same, but in the lower end
three new faces appear in the per
sona of Overton, Cummins and
Fraser, Commissioner Tischer com
pleting the membership roll.
The board has much important
work in view in regard to road im
provements for the year, and the
residents of the farming sections
will be cared for in conscientious
manner so far as the cash will per
Town Gets a Verdict for $9,161.95.
In the ciee of the Town of Buyck
against Hippolyte Buyck, town
treasurer, charged with misappro
priation of funds which has been
on in district court for three weeks
past under the order of the court a
verdict was returned in favor of the
plaintiff on Saturday last in the
sum of $0,161.95.
Arnold & Pickering of this city
and C. O. Baldwin of Duluth ap
peared for the plaintiff, and W. G.
Bonham and Alexander Marshall
for the defendant.
American Exchange Bank
OF VIRGINIA, MINN.
W.H.Cole G.A.Whitman J. D. Lamont A. Hawkinson W. J. Sincock
D. B. McDonald Fred Lerch E. G. Bush E. D. McNeil
D. W. Stebbins Prank Fresreau
What Tastes Better Than a Good Cop
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If Grouod Too Coarse is
If you use a Coffee pot with a bag in it get your Coffee pulverized. If yocr
use a percolator have granulated* If yot* use fust the common Coffee
pot have your COFFEE STEEL CUT*
We are in a position to give you your Coffee in any of the above ways, either
PULVERIZED, STEEL CUT OR GRANU
by a simple turn of a button with our ELECTRIC COFFEE MILL. Come in and
see the only one on the Meeaba Range.
VIRGINIA- STORE COMPANY
*26-128 CHESTNUT SREET. CORNER MESABA AVENUE.
The Way to Strike the
Happy Medfam is
to Buy Your
And' Have It Ground in This
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Pet Gent Intefest Paid
ON SAYINGS ACCOUNTS
W. H. COLE, President D. W. STEBBINS, Cashier
GEO. A. WHITMAN, Vice-PreBident S. M.PARKS, Ass't Cashier
At the-Presbyterian parsonage on
Wednesday the Rev. H. E. Neff per
formed the ceremony uniting tn
marriage Mr. Thorlief Skogen
Woods and Miss Grace Zacher, both
of Iron Junction^
The wedding was a quiet one, a
brother of the bride, W. J. Zacher
and two lady friends, Miss Florence-'
Guss and Miss Amanda Quaal, ac
companying the happy couple.
Mr. and Mrs.^ Woods' will be "At
Home" to their many friends in Iron