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Hawkinsor) BIK- 3 fee A. C. OS BORN BNTemPRISE BLOCK THE 'JO per cent discount on all Hammocks. '20 per cent discount on all Base Ball Groods. 30 per cent discount 011 all Go Carts. WatGh Our Add For Bargains fl The First National Bank OF VIRGINIA, MINN. CAPITAL, $50,000.00 DIRECTORS PENTECOST MITCHELL. General Manager Oliver Iron Mining Co. A. I. LAVlLSO.\. Hanker O. L. KINNEY, Capitalist. l\ H. LENOXT, Physician ami Surgeon. K, R. BAILEY. Secretary and Treasurer Bailey Lumber Co. S. R. KIRBY, Pres. First Xat'l Bank, Hibbing. B. F. BRITTS, Cashier. Groceries Staple and Fancy. W.B.PRATT & CO. TELEPHONE NO. 43. VIRGINIA, MINN. HARTLEY ELECTRIC COMPANY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS and ENGINEERS Wiring for Insurance Inspection. Fix tures, Electric Machiuery. Repairing. Fan Motors and Klectric Irons in Stock. NEW LINE OF SAMPLE FIXTURES. WE DO EXPERT WORK PROMPTLY. j* Enterprise Ads. Reach the Readers. jk 0 0 Virginia, Minn. Per Cent Interest Paid ON TIME DEPOSITS PENTECOST MITCHELL. Pres. S. R. KIRBY. Vice Pres. C. B. LENOXT .Vice Pres. B. F. BRITTS. Cashier. A. E. SHIPLEY, Asst. Cashier. W. S. POLLOCK. f$ mowff lea APPOINTS FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSION Mayor Hawkinson Names First Com* mission Under the New Home Rule Charter. Mayor Hawkinson in a commun ication to get the city council Tues day evening named the first Fire and Police Commission under the provisions of the new Home Rule Charter, which became effective on uly 1st, the personnel of the com mission being as follows: Dr. C. B. Lenont, 1 year term. K. C. A. Johnson, 2 year term. Axel Lund, 3 year term. A. DeNoble, 4 year term. J. W. Murphy, 5 year term. The council promptly by un animous vote confirmed the ap pointments, and in the commission as named Virginians will recognize body ot men who will do their duty in a broad minded and satis factory manner. The city engineer submitted plans and specifications for the curb and gutter of the various avenues lead ing north and south from Chestnut street, and the city clerk was in structed to advertise for bids for the putting in of same, a total distance of 7,054 lineal feet being covered. A copy of a resolution passed at the last meeting of the board of county commissioners relative to the leasing of the south half of the second floor of the city hall build ing after same is remodeled in ac cordance with the plans and speci fications submitted by Radcliffe & Price, was read and accepted and the mayor and clerk instructed to enter into written lease with the county, in the sum of $800 per an num for a period of five years. Un der the terms of the resolution this lease may be abrogated on the part of either party thereto upon six months' notice. A resolution instructing the Vir ginia Light & Water Co. to install water along Virginia avenue from Hickory street to the Eveleth road and thence aloug the Kveleth road for a distance of 1450 feet, was pas sed. This extension will furnish water and fire protection for the new Virginia & Rainy Lake Co. addition, where about one hundred new homes are now under construction. Three bids were received for the sewer work in District No. 3H, C, C. Butler being awarded the contract at $2749.43, the other bids being $2787.20 from Pastoret- Lawrence Co., and $3223.52 from H. L. Ba'rtlett Co. The city engineer was instructed to supervise the work of construction of this sewer, which is on Beech street, either in persou or by comp etent deputy. A resolution authorizing the issu ance of an order in the sum of $125.00 in favor of Chief Thayer, of the fire department, as expense money to attend the chief's convention at Grand Rapids, Mich., the coming month, was passed. Alderman Smith tnade a hit by broaching the idea that the "bum" element might be made a more scarce commodity in the city by starting a chain gang, compelling these parasites to work on the streets or moye. The matter was re ferred to the committee on police. The idea is a proper one, and should be made broad enough to include all holders of meal tickets and pro fessional gamblers, thugs and oth ers of that scum of which even Hib bing is now trying to rid herself. The poundmaster, who had given notice of his intention to resign, will continue in his position and was authorized by motion to em ploy an assistant at $65 per month. A communication from Stein & O'Rourke relative to the sewer in the alley in the rear of their busi ness block, was referred to the prop er committee. They claimed the sewer was not deep enough to per mit of the putting in of a proper basement under their building. Fined for Jumpinq Their Job. Joseph Calisch and Chas. Orman, who refused to work for the North era Lumber Company at their camps north of Buhl after hiring out and having their fare from Du luth advanced, were on Saturday fined $10 each with the alternative of spending thirty days in jail, by Mt. Iron justice, on a charge of de frauding the company. The authorities seek six other men who left the camp with these two, eight men out of a shipment of eleven leaving the camp after re maining over one night. Gilbert Trimmed *Em. A picked-up nine wore the Vir ginia suits on Sunday in a contest at Roosevelt Park with the Gilbert ball-toasers, the score at the close of a ragged game being 16 to 15 in favor of the visitors. The crowd which witnessed the exhibition bore mute attestation to the fact that the "Spirit of W is not dead and gives rise to the hope that Virginia may again awaken trom her sport lethargy and take her proper place at the head of the base ball contestants of the range. VIRGINIA, ST. LOUIS COUNTY. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1909 NO QUESTION OF VOTERS' DESIRES Relative to Erectiotf of Hiqh School Buildioq After the Saturday's Election. The mooted question whether or no the voters of tHe Independent School District of Virginia want a new high school Was settled to a nicety on Saturday laBt, so definite ly in fact that there ia little question of the matter being accepted as un animous and we anticipate that in comoliance with the expressed wishes of the voters the Board of Education will proceed forthwith to bond not only for a high school but for two brick ward schools in both the north and south edges of the city. The vote on the high school stood 506 in favor as against S3, while the vote on the erection of a grade school in the north part of the city received 530 against 31 and the prop osition for the erection of a grade school in the south part of the city received 503 aa against 43. The question of bonding for the new high school showed 464 favoring the idea as against 104 opposed, for bonding the north sidegrade school 334 as against 188 opposed, and for bonding for the south side grade school 310 favoring the proposition as against 205 opposed. The ballot tor the location of the proposed new high school was also a definite response by the voters, 426 voting to have same located on Block 51, while 114 voted against this location and 16 voted to have same located on Block 42, the same block as the RooSevelt building. The vote on the choice for trustees was a matter of minor importance to many, but the work of the re spective candidates and the work against certain of them showed in the ballot, Guy H. Moore leading the roll by a vote of 418, while Jos eph Roskilly showed up with a win ning hand, his vote being 333. W. T. Irwin and C. C. Butler, the defeat ed candidates received 303 and 250 votes, respectively, the fight for second place between Messrs. Irwin and Roskilly being close. The re-submission of the ques tions involved in the vote but evi denced the desires of the people of the district relative to school im provements, and while there may still be some wh*^-on*end that the erection of the high school is an unnecessary expense to the district and uncalled for at this time it is evident the great majority of the people of the district would have to be shown by some unbiased person before taking much stock in the argument. The plans of the new high school, as showu in the recent issue of The Mesabi, with slight alterations, will be employed in the new building, and when complete the building should be the finest on the Minne sota ranges. It will also, in con junction with tl^e additional grade schools authorized by the vote, care for the growing needs of the dis trict ior many years, and materially assist to keep Virginia in her proper place as the educational center of the range. Scarlet Fever Completely Eradicated. The Enterprise is informed by Dr. Ashlev, who looks after the city health department during the ab sence of Dr. Crowe, health officer, that not a case of scarlet fever long er exists in the city, and but two or three contagious or infectious dis eases of any nature are known to exist. Considering the fact that Virginia was filled with fever and other con tagious diseases prior to the close of the schools, the stamping out of the disease shows commendable work on the part of the health de partment—and 'also demonstrates the effectiveness of more stringent quarantine regulations. If the board of health would now turn its attention to chloroforming the smell which emanates from one or two Chestnut street business places, the further gratitude of Vir ginians would be their due. Commence Big Contract Next Week. H. L. Bartlett Co.,contractors, will next week commence work on a $25,000 contract at Nashwauk, put ting in a complete system of sewer age and plumbing for the village. The same firm has a contract of several thousand dollars at Biwabik, now under wav, laying cement walks on the main street of the vil lage. Eagles Hill Picnic. The third annual picnic under the auspices of Eveleth Aerie, Fra ternal Order of Eagles, will be held at St. Mary's lake on Sunday. And if the weather is fine it is probable full as many Virginia -birds will be in attendance as will be there from other flocks. Swedish Baptist Church. Sunday Shool at 10 a. m. Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Both in Swed ish. Come, sod come praying. RANGE COURT NEXT WEEK. Forty-Two New Cases and Twenty-One Continued Cases on the Calendar. The second term of rsnge court to be held under the new law will convene at thecity council chamber on Tuesday next, Judge Hughes presiding. The grand jury, comprising twenty-four members, will also con vene the same day. The personnel of the grand jury comprises 5 mem bers from Duluth, 7 from Hibbing, 2 from Virginia, 1 from Sparta, 2 from Biwabik, 3 from Chisholm, 2 from Buhl and 2 from Gilbert. The pettit jury as drawn comprises thirty members, 18 of whom are from Duluth, 6 from Hibbing, 1 from Eveleth, 4 from Virginia, and 1 from Ely. Of the cases continued from the last term 16 are jury cases, 1 court case and 4 divorce cases, and of the 42 new cases sppearing in the calen dor 32 are jury cases, 5 court cases and 5 divorce cases, making a total of 63 esses to come before the court at the term. While Judge Hughes will pre side at the term, it is understood that in several of the matters at issue he will be ineligible to sit, in asmuch as he had, provious to his appointment to the bench, been connected with the cases as attorney or advisor, and that Judge Cant will be in attendance to hear such cases. ORDINANCE GIVEN THIRD DEGREE. D.t M. & N. Spur Track Privilege Grant ed bv Council After Several Weeks of Consideration. The ordinance drawn and present ed to the council several weeks ago at the behest of the Virginia & Rainy Lake Company asking for a right of»way for a change of the Duluth, Missabe & Northern spur track to the plant of the Virginia Brewing Company and the power house of the Virginia Light & Water Com pany, which has received strenuous opposition ou the part of property owners along the line of the pro posed extension, was finally given its third reading Tuesday evening upon motion of Alderman Boylan, supported by Alderman Smith and paased upqn vote of five members of the body, the opposing vote being cast by Alderman Mattson. Prior to the passage of the meas ure Attorney Pickering, in behalf of the property owners affected 'by the proposed change, addressed the council in a last appeal, asking for a change in the spur aa mapped so as to cut off a small portion of the city park forty, contending that the mill company would or should be satisfied with the concession thus granted and that property owners would not be damaged or incon venienced to any noticeable extent by this action. He also stated he had been before the engineering department of the railway company and had assurance from Mr. H. Dresser that the company could use the reverse curve aa deaignated in his plan, but Mr. Gillett, in be half of the lumber company, de sired the passage of the measure aa it had been read, alleging that the company needed all poaaible room for the proposed improvements and neceaaary yard room for piling pur* poaea. Aa to whether or not this is the end of the chapter in this troubloua queation or is merely the begin ning, is not known, although it is stated by some of the intereated onea that legal ateps will be taken to prevent the carrying out of the terma of the ordinance if possible. Drew a $73.00 Prize. John Keskila waa the name given by a gentleman who was put up againat a charge of reaiating an officer in municipal court on Tues day morning, and who drew the capital prize of $75.00 and coata. Keakila waa arreated on a charge of carving a fellow countryman in a down-town groggery Monday af ternoon, being taken to the jail by Patrolman Lyona. Upon arrival at the bastile the officer relinquished his pressing engagement on the priaoner'a arm, when he made a daah for liberty, eacaping a volley of leaden pellets which followed him and making his way to a boarding house on the outskirts of the city, where he was shortly located and again taken to into cuatody. Be tween the dangera of running foul of a bullet and the leaaon invoked by the court it is unlikely he will ever again attempt to escape from an officer. Governor May Be Present. An invitation has been extended Governor John A. Johnson to be present at the laying of the corner stone of the handsome new village hall at Aurora the coming week, during the dates of the firemen's tournament. An elegsat line of fine cigars and tobsccos st Lusk's Billisrd Hall. ENTERPRISE. I TELEPHONE 168 A full and complete line of the latest novelties in Jewelery, Cut Glass, Hand Painted China and Silverware. The finest line of WATCHES on the Range, at prices that are always right. Our re pair department is replete with the most up-to date facilities and we guarantee all work. P. BAYOLAINEN Enterprise Blk. Virginia. TELEPHONE 168 A. IV. HUBBARD KtwtMNUt$ttr*DtvelopneM Home Office Cloquet, Minn. Incorporated. 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