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1919 AND 1920.
For three years sportsmen of Min
nesota as well as non-residents hunt
ing in the state have been required
to report to the game and fish de
partment the species and total num
ber of game birds and animals taken.
The object of the law is to collect
reliable statistics and information in
relation to the rate of increase or
decrease, effect of legislation, effic
iency of refuges and other definite
conclusions relating to wild animal
The 1919 and 1920 reports are
very interesting and have been of tre
mendous help to the department. In
1919, 54.5 per cent of the 34,178 big
game hunters bagged deer or moose,
the number being as follows:
Adult male deer,8,877
Adult female deer, 5,183
Male fawn 5,2,756
Female fawns, 1,470
Total deer ki11ed,18,286
Antlered moose, 359
Total deer and moose. 18,645
Reports indicate that the percent
age of successful big game hunters
in 1920 was reduced from 54.5 to
47.34 per cent but the kill was some
what larger in the aggregate, the
number of hunters being greater.
That is, it took about 7,000 more
hunters to bag about the same num
ber of deer in 1920 as were killed
in 1919. The number for 1920 was
as follows:
Adult male deer, 9,612
Adult female deer,5,028
Male fawns,2,s2o
Female fawns,l.4l2
Total deer,18,572
Antlered moose, 364
Total deer and m005e,18,836
Comparison of antlered bucks dur
ing two years with number of does
and fawns: Antlered bucks, 18.498;
does and fawns, 18,369; total deer
in two years. 36,858.
In 1919, the reports indicated that
approximately 1,804,900 wild ducks
of all varieties, 290,500 coots, 1,500
rails, 500 gallinules, 2,350 wild geese,
20,000 jacksnipes, 2,500 yellowlegs
and 6,100 quail were taken by 75,-
846 licensed small game hunters. In
1920, approximately 1.414,889 wild
ducks, 123,889 coots, 1,239 rails,
349 gallinules, 1,880 wild geese, 25,-
367 jacksnipes, 1,918 yellowlegs,
9,522 quail, 501,525 ruffed grouse
and 3,413 doves were taken by 110,-
577 licensed small game hunters.
Reports for the season of 1921 are
coming in at the present time in
large numbers, but a larger propor
tion will be required to warrant an
estimate of the total kill.
The law requiring reports from big
and small game hunters must be
strictly complied with in order to
realize its benefits. The game and
fish department has been very lenient
with the sportsmen since the law took
effect, not wishing to be too drastic
with a new and unfamiliar regula
tion. The law requires that these
reports be sent in on or before thirty
days after the expiration of the lic
ense. Persons wilfully failing or
neglecting to make this report must
be refused a similar license for next
year. The department cautions all
sportsmen to comply with this law
as it will be strictly adhered to this
The domestic shipment of high
grade manganese ore—containing
Buy Fruit and Vegetables
and be assured of the best on the
market in both fresh and canned
goods. Our line of staple and fancy
groceries is superior to most retail
stocks. Remember us for
Courtesy Cleanliness—Honesty—Service
the busy STORF
VOL. 27, NO. 28.
Manganese Ore*.
and furnish economical nutrition.
35 per cent or more metalic mang
anese —amounted to about 13,000
gross tons in 1921, of which more
than 10,000 tons was shipped from
Montana, according to H. A. C.
Jenison, of the United States Geo
graphical Survey, Departtnent of
the Interior. The shipments of ore
containing 10 to 35 per cent of
manganese amounted to about 72,-
000 tons, most of which was ship
ped from Minnesota. The ship
ments of manganiferous and fer
ruginous manganese ore amounted
to about 14,000 tons.
The net imports for the first
eleven months of the year amount
ed to 386,405 tons of high-grade
ore and oxide, valued at $3,288,595.
Of this Brazil contributed 247,568
tons, valued at $7.58 per ton, and
India 113,730 tons, valued at $6.46
per ton.
The most important event that
may affect the future of the do
mestic industry was a favorable re
port by the House of Representat
ives on a proposed tariff on imports
of manganese ore of 1 cent per
pound of metallic manganese con
tent of ore or of concentrates con
taining more than 30 per cent of
metallic manganese. The measure
has not been reported on by the
Senate committee.
Probation Officer Reports.
C. E. Everett, range probation of
ficer has made his report for the year
1921 and shows what has been ac
complished by his office during the
year. Petitions filed for the year
were 193 of which 101 were‘delin
quents and 92 dependents. Child
ren involved were 89 boys and 16
girls in the delinquent column and
146 boys and 163 girls were involved
in the dependent cases.
All but 32 •of delinquent cases
were disposed of and 21 of these
were on parole at the beginning of
the year. Several of those heard
were committed to various institu
tions and homes of the state. 47
mothers were granted county aid
affecting 181 children. The general
average paid in these cases per child
was $8.66. Allowances revoked were
15 affecting 46 children. 24 allow
ances were increased affecting 89
children. The general average per
child on the increased cases was
$10.12. 10 cases were prosecuted
in municipal courts of the ranges.
Three were for selling tobacco and
cigarettes to minors; four for having
punch boards; one for keeping a girl
out of school and two for permitting
minors to play pool. Of the ten
cases tried, eight paid fines and two
had their sentences suspended-
Income Tax Blank*.
The following statement is issued
by Collector of Internal Revenue,
L. M. Willcuts, for the District of
Forms 1040 A, revised and simpli
fied, for filing individual returns of
income for the calendar year 1921
of $5,000 and less will be available
Wednesday, January 18 at the of
fice of Collector of Internal Rev
enue, St. Paul and the following
branch offices: Minneapolis, Duluth,
St. Cloud, Mankato and Winona. A
copy will be mailed to taxpayers
who last year filed a return, but
failure to receive the form does
not relieve a taxpayer of his obli
gation to file a return on time—on
or before March 15, 1922. The
form has been reduced from six to
four pages, two of yhich are devß*
ed to instructions which should be
carefully read by the taxpayer be
fore filling in the blanks.. A study
of these instructions will greatly
lessen difficulties heretofore en
countered in correctly making out
the returns.
On page 1, under the head of
“Income” are spaces for reporting
the following items: salaries, wag
es, commissions etc.; income from
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? Fruit and vege-
j tables supply
’• organic salts,
phosphates and
other food ele
ments essential
to man’s health
J and well-being,
From Us
partnerships, fiduciaries, etc.; rents
and royalties; profit (or loss) from
business or profession; profit (or
loss) from sale of real estate; pro
fit (or loss) from sale of stocks,
bonds, etc.; and other income. Be
neath are spaces for entering de
ductions, such as interest and taxes
paid during the year; losses by fire,
storm, shipwreck, or other casualty
or by theft, contributions, bad
debts, etc.
On page 2 are spaces for enter
ing explanations of the various
items; i. e., the total amount of
income from business or profession,
with the description (“grocery”,
“retail clothing”, “drug store”,
“1 aun d r y”, “doctor”, “lawyer”
“farmer”) from rents, and royal
ties, sale of property, etc.
Returns are required of every
single person and every married
person not living with husband or
wife, whose net income for 1921
was SIOOO or more, and of every
married person living with husband
or wife whose net income was $2,-
000 or more. If the combined net
income of husband, or wife and de
pendent minor children equalled or
exceeded S2OOO, or if the combined
gross income of husband, wife and
dependent minor children equalled
or exceeded SSOOO, all such income
must be reported on a joint return
or in separate returns of husband
and wife.
If single and the net income in
cluding that of dependent minors,
if any, equalled or exceeded SI,OOO,
or if the gross income equalled or
exceeded $5,000, a return must be
filed. A minor, however, having a
net income of SI,OOO or $2,000,
according to marital status or a
gross income, regardless o f the
amount of net income, upon which
the tax is assessed is a new pro
"Net Income” is gross income
less certain deductions which are
explained on the form.
Under each of the above condi
tions, a return must be filed even
though no tax is due. The exemp
tions are SIOOO for single persons
and married persons not living with
husband or wife, $2500 for mar
ried persons living with husband or
wife whose net income for 1921
was SSOOO or less and S2OOO for
such “a person under eighteen
years of age or mentally or physic
ally defective” has been increased
from S2OO to
A head of a family—a person
who actually supports in one house
hold one or more persons closely
related to him (or her) by blood,
marriage or adoption, is granted
the same exemptions allowed a
married person.
The normal tax rates are un-
4 p - er cent on the fir st
S4OOO of net income above the ex
emptions and 8 per cent on the
remaining net income. The tax
this year, as last, may be paid in
fulr at the time of filing the return,
or m four equal installments, due
on or before March 15, June 15
September 15, and December 15.
Heavy penalties are provided by
the new revenue act for failure to
hie a return and pay the tax on
Announcement will be made thru
the press of the date of release of
forms 1040 for filing individual re
turn of more than $5,000.
: Community Center :
Girl Scout Supper.
The Girl Scouts take this method
of thanking the merchants of Ely
for their splendid cooperation and
for their generous donations for the
supper which is to be served at
the Community Center, tomorrow,
Saturday evening, Jan. 21. The
following merchants have contribut
Skala & Erchull, 5 pounds salt
J. Zupancich, 10 lbs. beans.
National Bakery, 5 largo loaves
Ely Table Supply, 10 lbs. beans.
Finnish Stock Co., 10 ibs. beans
Mrs. Mary Dejak, 5 lbs. salt
pork, 5 lbs. beans.
Slogar Bros., 10 lbs. beans.
Frank Pengal, 5 lbs. beans.
Jenkins Creamery, 5 quarts milk.
John Paulos, 1 quart cream.
Brownell & Co., 5 lbs. pork.
Matt Kapsch, 5 lbs. pork.
Miller Store Co., 10 lbs. beans.
Grahek Bros., 5 lbs. pork.
Kovall & Sons, 5 lbs. pork.
J. Smrekar, 5 lbs. pork.
John Judnich, 10 lbs. beans.
Thos. Karri. 10 lbs. beans.
Ely Mercantile Co., 10 lbs. beans.
Ely Bakery, 10 loaves bread.
Bridgeman Russell Co., Duluth,
3 gals, cream.
, J- M- Barrett Co., Virginia, 10
lbs. J. M. B. Coffee.
Supper will be served beginning
a n a °’ c l°ck and will continue until
all have been served. There will
also be a jitney dance, (5c per
couple per dance) all during the
supper hours. Come and spend
your supper hour at the Community
Every Tuesday afternoon at 4
o’clock the little folks, ages 6 to 9.
come to the Center for a story and
game hour. There is still room for
more children.
The C. O. M. Club has formed
a Basket Ball team. Miss Lucy
Dillon is coaching the girls and re
ports excellent progress.
The pupils of Mrs. H. Sutherland
appeared in recital at the home of
Mrs. Sutherland Saturday evening
at which the parents and friends of
those taking part were present.
The recital was one of the best
ever given in the city the program
having been finely balanced and
well given. After the completion
of the program the hostess served
a most appetizing lunch. Those
who presented the program of 16
numbers were Eda-Rae Jones, Rich
ard Jones, Josephine Strachan, Bet
ty Mills, Florence Ayres, Jennie
Lindbioom, Elcey Trezoria, Lillian
Schaefer, Maronette Ann Lockhart.
Gladys Lindblad and Alice Berglund.
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IM aire, Minneapolis, Minn.) M
*a Women of the Ely Auxiliary IM
Ml are not so far to the north M
Ml that they have not felt and Ml
Ml responded to the needs of the Ml
disabled men in hospitals M
IM with greater devotion than Ml
Ml even some of the units closer Ml
M by. They donated $25 for Ml
the Thanksgiving dinner IM
•a given at the Army and Navy IM
IM Club. At Christmas they Ml
Ml sent bathrobes, stockings, IM
slippers and books to the M
*3 Minneapolis hospitals and to Ml
W the men at Nopeming they IM
M sent a box for each service Ml
M man there, and a large box IM
M containing games, books, M
M candy, nuts, raisins and Ml
M stockings. IM
The E 1 y Athletic Association
Basketball Team and the Christy
Team of Superior played two very
interesting contests at the Auditori-
um gymnasium Friday and Satur
i day evenings. The games were
I snappy and full of pep and not an
idle moment was experienced by
. the spectators. The visitors won
I Friday’s game on a score of 11 to
13 and Saturday evening the local
, boys turned the tables, winning by
a score of 23 to 16.
The Ely team has now played
eight games of which they won five.
They won from Tower, Eveleth,
Denver, Aurora and the Christy’s,
losing to Gilbert, Two Harbors
and the Christy’s. The points scored
by the Ely boys in the eight games
played total 154. The points
scored against them in the eight
games total 139.
. Tomorrow evening the return
game with Gilbert takes place on
the local floor. As Gilbert won
the game played on the Gilbert
floor it is expected that the rivalry
in the coming game will be acute
and the game well worth seeing.
, The scores as given and the line
up of the two games Friday and
Saturday are as follows, field goals,
free throws, personal fouls and
technical fouls being given:
I FricUx
Simonson , rf,__i2 0 12
Hegman, If,l 0 0 0
Carlson, If,o 0 0 0
Isaacson, c,O 0 0 0
Mum, rg,o 0 0 0
, Chinn, rg,2 10 1
10 1 1 3
i Christy’s—
I Wester, Ig,o 0 0 0
I Burzynski, rg,o 0 0 0
1 Kelly, rf,l 0 0 0
Carlson, c,2 1 0 0
Gronseth, 1f,3 0 0 4
7 7 77
ISimonson, rf,l 0 0 0
Carlson, 1f,6 0 0 0
Isaacson, c,3 0 0 0
Murn, rg,o 3 2 0
Chinn, Ig,o 0 0 0
20 3 2 0
Gronseth, Ig,l 0 1 2
Kelly, rg, 2 0 1 1
Carlson, c,„3 2 0 0
| Wester, If,l 0 0 0
Burzynski, rf,o 0 0 0
14 2 2 3
Referee Farley, Timer Olds, Scor
ers Northcott ahd Skala.
The following may prove of
some value to those who have spent
many weary hours trying to figure
their taxes:
First take your income,
Add your wife’s income.
Divide by your eldest son’s age,
Add your telephone number,
Subtract your auto license num
Add electric light bill,
Divide by the number of kilo
Multiply by your father’s age,
Add number of gold fillings in
Add your house number,
Subtract wife’s age (approxi
Divide by the number of aunts
you have,
Add the number of uncles,
Subtract the number of daugh
Multiply by the number of times
you have gone up in an airplane.
Subtract your best golf score,
And go out and borrow the
money to pay the tax.
S. G. K»«k Dies.
Samuel G. Knox, Duluth lumber
man, formerly at the head of the
Knox Lumber Company operating at
Winton, died at his home in Duluth
Monday after a short illness.
He was 89 years of age and leaves
two daughters. Mrs. W. C. Winton,
of Duluth and Mrs. A. L. Kreutzer
of Wausau, Wis. Mr. Knox came to
Wisconsin at an early age. He op
ened lumber mills at Wausau and
Stevens Point. With the northward
progress of the lumber industry he
came to Winton, where he later dis
posed of his interests to the 3t.
Croix Lumber Co. He has resided
in Duluth since 1892.
Petition. Filed.
Petitions for Second Papers filed
Y 1 . Clerk the Court Halloway
during his visit to the citv this and
j last week were a* follows, the
. petitions probably to be heard at
the July term of the Court in this
city. Those making petitions were:
Jaako Kehus, Marija Kerne, Toivo
Alex Elf ring, Vasil Antoff, Steve
Rukavina, Charles McCarthy, Kalle
Passanen, Joseph Prijatelj, John
Oscar Melin, Emil Saari, Kaiti
Rova, Jan Luisniak, Matt Gohrs of
Ely and Peter Spalar of Soudan
and Henry Hanson of Winton.
First Papers were issued to John
Vertin, Matt Vranesich, Anton
Struna, Frank Truden, Frank Pucel,
Jos. Champa, Anton Kramar, Mike
Vertin, Frank Podjed, Carl Oblak,
John Primar, John Perko, John
Bolek, John Stepan, Nick Lakovich,
Louis Hugo Senta, Frank Larnch,
all of Ely and natives of Jugo
slavia and Veikko Eskelinen, native
of Finland, Ely and Ben Leibovitz,
native of Lithunia, Ely.
Minnesota Big Business.
Minnesota did the largest busi
ness in its history during the year
just closed.
For the twelve calendar months *
ending December 31, 1921, accord- <
ing to figures compiled by the <
State Auditor, transactions involv- J
ing a total of $102,387,474.20 <
were entered in the books of the <
Of this amount $50,997,720.94 <
represented receipts while the ex- '
penditures totaled $51,389,747.26. J
The legal bookkeeping period for <
the state is from July to July, *
hence the excess of expenditures. <
From taxes of various kinds the i
state treasury was enriched to the <
extent of $22,744,590.39. Depart- <
mental fees and other earnings' <
contributed the balance, $28,253,-' *
236.35. The largest source of j <
revenue was from state taxes <
amounting to $11,271,650.08 and J
the second largest, the railroad <
gross earnings tax. From this source <
more than $8,000,000 was realized. J
Another large revenue producer was <
the sale of of motor licenses which is <
the principal basis of the good roads <
program inaugurated to pull Minne- <
sota out of the mud. More than <
$5,000,000 was received from the <
sale of auto tags. <
While direct taxation is the chief <
source of revenue of every common- |
wealth there are other lines of rev- $
enue and these are found in depart- |
mental fees and earnings of various |
kinds. Minnesota fared well in this <s
respect last year and to the credit 1
of those in charge it must be said ,s
that the receipts in the majority of i
cases were in excess of the expend
itures. The State Insurance depart- '
ment gave its check for over' $125,- I
000. The Dairy and Food depart- z
ment was credited with earnings of =
over $175,000 and the State Game E
and Fish Commission with a sum E
slightly under $400,000. Large =
earning factors were those of hotel E
inspection with receipts of ovtr s4l,- E
000, Oil Inspection with receipts of =
over $41,000 and the Secretary of =
State with fees from the filing of E
articles of incorporation totalling z
$107,705. Royalties from iron ore =
mined on state land exceeded sl,- E
000,000. Interest on. state loans E
aided materially, likewise the interest =
due on the sale of state lands. The E
two were responsible for a contri- E
bution of more than $3,000,000. =
Although receipts are a necessity =
and their increase with the years E
cause for rejoicing and an indication z
of the state’s prosperity, it is the =
expenditures that interest the aver- E
age taxpayer. Some large items in E
disbursements were listed last year =
but they were mostly in aid of some E
state activity such as agriculture, E
good roads and education. Over =
$10,000,000 was expanded for the S
latter. Next came special aid to E
veterans of the world war and in z
turn the construction of good roads. -
The January term of the District t
Court closed last evening after the |
jury in Shrader & Prena vs. j
Martimus Gunderson brought in a \
verdict in favor of the defendant. <
The case arose out of a dispute <
over lines dividing lands upon which <
Gunderson and his contractor were <
cutting timber and the plaintiffs de- J
manded damages for timber cut. ,
The jury deliberated only a short <
time and returned a verdict as J
above stated. A. J. Thomas was <
attorney for plaintiff while Attorney <
Zeismer of Duluth represented the <
defendant. <
The court opened Tuesday morn- <
ing a week ago. Judge Dancer <
presided last week and Judge <
Hughes took charge Monday morn- <
ing of this week. A jury had been <
drawn before adjournment last <
week in the damage action o f i
Jacob Varoga vs. Frank Veranth J
and this case was taken up on the <
convening of court Monday. After <
listening to the testimony of the <
plaintiff Monday and Tuesday <
up to noon, on motion of the plain- <
tiff’s attorneys, Jenswold & Jens- *
wold of Duluth, the case was dis- <
missed. Victor Powers of Hibbing <
represented the defendant. J
The case of Barbara Barich vs. <
Frank Koschak was next taken up. <
A jury was drawn and the testi- J
mony of the plaintiff was in when <
after a recess, the case was dis- <
missed, a settlement having been ,
arrived at by the contending par- <
ties. Mrs. Barich was permanently j
injured last summer when she was <
struck by an automobile driven by <
the defendant. H. J. Merdink re- <
presented the plaintiff and M. H. <
McMahan of Virginia the defend- <
ant. ’ ‘
Several of the cases on the cal- <
endar were stricken and many <
were continued. The appeal from ,
assessment cases of eleven plain- <
tiffs against the City of Ely were <
continued until next term owing to J
the inability through illness of one <
of the main witnesses to be pres- *
ent. *
The court sessions attracted con- <
siderable attention and the court '
room was filled with spectators at I
every trial The new furniture se- <
cured from the Virginia court house J
came in handy and furnished im- <
proved facilities for the court. <
Fire at Section Thirty.
A fire one day last week de
stroyed the log barn and chicken
house with 36 fine chickens of
Chas. Rothoff of Section 30. The
barn and chicken house were valued
at about $275. Mr. and Mrs. Roth
off were forced to fight the fire for
over four hours, no assistance be
ing rendered them by the neighbors
as it is supposed that the fire start
ing at the early hour of 8 o’clock
in the morning no one was aware
of the burning. The loss falls
heavy on Mr. Ruthoff who is out
of work at present. How the fire
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EE For Whom? - Everybody EE
EE Whe ? Saturday, January 21, 1922 ==
= Tim e? - - 5 o clock until all are served -EE
= How Much? - - - - 25 Cents EE
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= Jitney Dance in Assembly Room ==
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You Can’t Stand Still
You can’t stand still nowadays.
Traffic presses upon you and if you
step backwards, you may be run
Keep your fortune moving forward
at the same time you travel for-
ward. A savings account, regularly
increased, will do much to assist
your forward movement. Build it
here and receive interest at 3 %.
“Save and the world dines with
you; waste and you starve alone.”
originated is a mystery as he claims
he took good care of the place.
A concert will be given by the
Mixed Choir and Men’s Glee Club
of the Suomi Synod Church at the
Opera House next Sunday evening
at 8 o’clock. An elegant program
has been prepared by the organi
zations in which they will be assist
ed by Miss Helen Hosmer, Mrs. M.
Sarkipato, Miss Aina Kero, Misa
Alli Ronka, Mrs. H. Koivumaki and
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