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Pine River—Aaron Zaffke raised
10,000 bushels potatoes this year.
Minneapolis—Minneapolis Street Car
Co. planning $1,000,000 improve
ment program for 1926.
Duluth.—New one-story brick struc
ture to be built, at 309 Central
Duluth—Funds raising for providing
skating rink and playground for
children in vicinity of 66th Ave
nue West and Grand.
Minneapolis—Twin City Milk Pro
ducers Association erecting new
SIOO,OOO building.
Brainerd —Pine River Light & Pow
er Co. planning to sell holdings
to Continental Public Utilities
Corporation of Delaware.
Duluth —Orpheum Theater to be en
larged and' remodeled.
Duluth —Plans considred for grading
and paving 28th Avrnue East.
Duluth —New St. Patrick’s parochial
school dedicated,
Duluth —Post office money order de
partment occupying new quarters
on second floor of land' office.
• Red Wing—l6-mile stretch of pave
ment from here to Lake City,
opened to traffic.
Duhith—Ore shipments from Duluth
and Superior docks and port of
Ashland, will total 44,949,052
tons this year.
Caledonia —Southside hatchery en
larging quarters.
Livestock raised on Minnesota farms
win honors at Chicago Interna
tional Livestock Show.
New Prague—Southern Minnesota
Stock Show opened here.
Caledonia —New addition to be built
to Caledonia Cooperative Cream-
Caledonia —47,000-egg capacity in
cubator installed at Caledonia
Minneapolis—Permit issued for con
structing two 2-story brick apart
ment houses at 3042-44 ’3th
Avenue So.
Duluth —Elmira Avenue approach
to Belknap Street viaduct will be
Duluth—Stack & Company opens
new enlarged establishment.
Eveleth—Plans going forward for
remodeling Junior High School.
Grand Rapids—Plans announced for
expansion of Itasca Paper Mill.
Carlton—Carlton County Poultry
Association will hold annual show
Biwabik—Biwabik mine shipped over
300,000 tons ore during present
Hibbing—lmproved tourist camp
planned for this place.
Duluth—*Ore shipments for 1925 in-
creased 4,825,896 tons over 1924.
Carlton—New business structure go
ing up on Chestnut Street.
Lindstrom—Chisago County to spend
73,849 for road improvements
next year.
West End—s6o,ooo building pro
gram launched by Consolidated
Realty Company.
Northfield—New community ice rink
to be opened.
Fairmont—Fairmont Gas Co will
erect new plant north of North
western Railway siding.
Bagley—Work progressing on new
Minnesota highway department push
ing plans to insure open roads
this winter.
L ndstrom—Charles Jackson shipped
two carloads stock valued at $4,-
Minneapolis—New $250,000 build
ing will be constructed at Univer
sity Farm.
Mmneapolis—Plana forming for op
eration jf barge line -between
here and St. Louis.
1- airmont—Concrete being poured
for foundation of new $50,000
post office building.
Htron Lake—l 7 miles grading
completed in Hunter and Sioux
Valley Townships.
Warren— 9 creameries in Marshall
County paid $420,556.76 to 1,301
patrons, during 1924.
St. Paul—slos,ooo appropriated for
extension to main building at
Bemidji Teachers’ College; $65,-
heat and power plant will be
Duluth—Zenith Mill Supply plant to
erect new $50,000 building.
Duluth —Construction of Duluth-
Superior bridge to get under way
Wadena—Plans proposed for con
structing new union railroad pas
senger station here.
Twin Valley—New creamery build
ing openedi.
New Prague—72,ooo pounds butter
manufactured by New Prague
Creamery, during October.
New Prague—Rice-Scott County line
road east of here being graveled!.
Nickerson—l2 carloads Christmas
trees shipped from here recently.
Cloquet—Northern Lumber Co. be
gins operation.
Crookston—Local plant of Red Riv
er Valley Power Co. to install 258
horsepower turpine.
Ely—New $250,000 city hall to be
Virginia—Plans preparing for erec
tion of new James. Madison school.
Duluth —Building permits for Nov
ember. totaled $760,659.
St. Paul—State bank deposits show
increase of $25,610,044, since
October 31, 1924.
Brainerd —Two new add&tions built
to Brainerl Foundry.
Ikvey—Poet office being remodeled.
V. inona—H. L. Wright to erect two
new dwellings in West End.
Winona—Building permits for one
week totaled $15,400.
\ | j•. T WAS Just a week
Q before Christmas.
y I The Jacksons—
PJKSs B As to
the J. J.’s, the R
P.’s and the W. J.
Jaeksons — all
Owv < met In the home
of the latter to
discuss what was referred to as their
“predicament.” The oldest son of the
W. J. Jacksons had Just gone into
business some few months before and
his father, and his two uncles, J. J.
and R. P., had endorsed his note. In
the meantime the business had failed
and the Jacksons were now called on
to make the note good. To pay, as
they certainly would have to, meant
to sacrifice what little they had, and
none of them was any too prosperous.
“How about asking Uncle Jim for
the money?” R. P. suggested. “He’s
rich enough and it wouldn’t hurt him.”
“Yes,” Interrupted his wife, “but
you forget he’s Just as tight as he’s
rich, and there isn’t one of us that’s
even laid eyes on him since Cousin Wil
liam's death four years ago.”
“That’s all right," replied her hus
band, “people get generous Impulses
at Christmas time, and you never get
anything in this world unless you ask
for it.”
Everyone agreed that what R. P.
said was true enough, but none would
“stoop to ask a favor of him.” It
wouldn’t do, that was all. It wouldn't
However, after the little meeting
broke up and the families went on
their various ways, each had the idea
that after all it wouldn’t hurt to try
Uncle Jim. They would say nothing
to the rest and if it did not turn out
well, no one would ever know.
And so that night three letters were
sent to Uncle Jim —one from R. P.,
one from W. J. and one from J. J.
Jackson, asking for $5,000 to pay off
the note of the young Jackson, and
thus save three families from utter
Uncle Jim, an Irate, extremely
close old bachelor, was furious the
morning of December 23. He paced
the floor, his face crimson, three let
ters crunched in his fist. “By George,
what nerve! The begging beasts!” fie
exploded. He sat down to write a
“And One From J. J. Jackson Asking
for $5,000.”
terse note to each saying “No,” defi
nitely, but found it a little difficult —
even he —to be so cold. Finally he
thought the easiest way to get out of
it gracefully would be to write saying
that he himself had had reverses and
was poorer than any one of them. To
make it a little more graphic, he even
referred to his “cold garret.”
Mrs. J. J. Jackson appeared at the
breakfast table next morning with a
letter in her hand.
“From Uncle she answered
simply to her husband’s inquiry.
“Nothing doing, I suppose?” he
“Oh, it’s much worse than that,
Jack; the poor old man—read this.
Isn’t It too bad, after all he’s had?”
“Let’s invite him here for Christ Jias
dinner,” suggested Mrs. J. J. “It’s
pretty hard on him, you know, being
alone and old like that.”
It was agreed. Mrs. J. J. sat down
and wrote the following:
“Dear Uncle Jim:
“We are so sorry to have bothered
you with our note, but we never knew
of your—reverses. Won’t you come
and spend the Christmas holidays with
us? The enclosed is a postal order
for $2.50 to cover the fare. Do come.
We are most anxious to see you.
“Your affectionate niece,
The peculiar thing was that pre
cisely the same thing happened in the
home of the R. P.’s and W. J.'s, with
gshe result that Uncle Jim again re
ceived three letters from his nieces,
all enclosing the fare to Evansville
for Christmas dinner.
Old Uncle Jim was genuinely
touched. Of all the things that might
have happened, certainly this was the
last he would have expected.
That night, Christmas Eve, the
Jacksons met again at the J. J.’s to
discuss what could be done about the
note, which had to be met on the
26th. They had not gotten far with
their plans when the noise of a high
powered motor was heard outside and
the bell rang.
“Gracious, Uncle Jim I” exclaimed
Mrs. J. J., when she opened the door.
“Of course, Uncle Jim,” said the old
man. “I was only teasing you when
I wrote that letter. I had intended
coming all along and paying off the
Uttle note. Here take these —just a few
Christmas greetings for each of you.”
1925, Western Newspaper Union.)
'lj&FJust around
the Corner
VEN big-city folks must have their “neighborhood
0.7 stores”! Most of them would no more think of
going down town to fight their way through the crowds
in search of a roast for dinner than they would of
walking to the factory to get a pair of shoes.
City women know that their neighborhood stores can
supply them just what they want and that, in most
cases, the service is more alert and friendly.
The same thing is true of this “neighborhood”. Our
merchants—the men whose ads you read in this paper
« are in position to furnish your home with the best
and most popular brands of goods. Not only can they
save you money, but they gladly relieve you of a lot
of worry and loss of time.
• . - , t'
Read the Ads in this Paper
and save yourself money by trading at home
■ -——————l— M^—l——
Art and Religion
The finest souls find escape from
life in art, the lowlier souls find escape
in religion; when I say escape I mean
hope of escape, for escape there is
none.--George Moore.
Cremation Process
In ancient times the cremated corpse
was partially consumed, the bones and
ashes being preserved. Today the body
is reduced entirely to ashes in an oven
or retort through the action of heated
air and combustible gases.
Migrating Whalet
Whales, it is believed, often pass
from Antarctic to Arctic waters and a
British expedition will attempt to label
a few of the animals in the hope of
solving the problem of their migratory
habits. -
“Weed” Made Ueeful
Sweet clover, once considered a trou
blesome weed, Is now extensively
planted as a valuable soil improver
and a fixer of atmospheric nitrogen.
Second Youth
there comes a period of the Imagi
nion to each—a later youth— the
»wer of beauty, the power of books
> i of poetry. —Emerson.
: DISTRICT NO. 12. :
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Ely, Minnesota, Dec. 9th, 1925.
Regular meeting of the Board of
Education of Independent School
District No. 12 was called to order
at eight o’clock P. M. by the Chair
man, J. E. Thompson. On roll call,
the following members were found
oto be present:—Duncan, Gianotti,
Harri, Oldls, Slabodnik and Thomp
son. Absent: None.
Moved and supported that the
minutes of the regular meeting of
November 10th, 1925 be approved
as read. Motion carried unanimous
Communications from the First
National and First State Banks of
Ely, advising credits of $6.40 and
539.89, respectively, interest for
the month of November were read
and filed.
Application from Anton Stefanich
for a position as janitor or other
labor was read and filed.
Moved and supported that the
resignations of Miss Lillian Coyne
and Miss Mary Flatley as teachers
in the schools of this district to take
effect December 18th, 1925 be ac
cepted. Motion carried unanimous-
J Moved and supported that the
request from the Community Ser
vice Center Board for financial as
sistance in entertaining the children
of the community be granted and
that the proper officers be author
ized to issue a voucher for SIOO.OO
for that purpose. Motion carried
Moved and supported that the sec
retary be authorized to purchase
one ten dollar health bond and that
the proper officers be instructed to
ksue a voucher for that amount.
Motion earned unanimously.
Moved and supported that the
certificate from Mike Holm, Secre
tary of Stater giving the census of
the inhabitants of this school dis
trict as 6,735 be accepted and the
secretary be instructed to certify
same to the County Auditor of St.
Louis County. Motion carried un
Moved and supported that the
communiation from the Manufactur
ers’ Appraisal Co. relative to mak
ing an appraisal of the physical
properties of this district be re
ceived and filed. • Motion carried
Movedl and supported that the
secretary be instructed to order one
Biram Anemometer at a cost of
$33.75, as per quotation of the
Architects and Engineers Supply
Co. Motion carried unanimously.
Report of Eh*. J. E. Thompson on
swimming pool tests made during
the month of November 1925 was
readi and ordered filed.
Moved and supporte that the re
port of H. A. Berg with cash in
the amount of $828.49, received
from Lyceum Course Receipts, cafe
t -ria, sale of supplies and elec
tricity,-etc. be accepted and money
turned over to the treasurer. Mo
tion carried unanimously.
The Committee on Finance re
ported tjiat they had checked the
f< llowing bills and pay rolls and
recommended their payment:
City of Ely, Water and elec-
tricity, I 1,258.63
Devoe & Raynolds Co., Sup-
plies, 26.57
Grant Storage Battery Co.,
Supplies, 47.88
Howard Hario, Expenses tak-
ing census 42.75
Mrs. Cora Hillman, Expenses
taking census, 34.50
Hoffman-Laßoche Chemical
Wks., lodine tablets,.. 75.90
Frank Jenko, Expenses taking
census, 104.25
Mrs. Frances Jenko, Ex-
penses taking census,. 15.00
Mrs. Helmi Koivumaki, Ex-
penses taking census. 35.25
Frank Lindy, Expenses tak-
ing census, 34.50
Marshall Wells Co., Supplies,
Angela Martinetti, Expenses
taking census, 42.00
Victoria Mizera, Expenses
taking census, 30.75
D. & I. R. Ryt Co., Freight,
express, etc., 68.28
r. & I. R. Rm. Co., Freight,
express, etc., 91.66
N W. Blaugas Co., Gas and
new equipernnt, 120.35
Plant Company, Supplies, 33.05
John Rautio, Expenses taking
census, 66.30
William Starkman, Expenses
taking census. 75.00
A. J. Thomas, Supervisor of
census, 143.08
John Zgonc, Expenses taking
census, 60.75
Teachers’ Pay Roll. 17,273.25
Employees’ Pay Roll, £,310.05
Art Extension Society, Sup-
plies, 29.50
Baker Paper Co., Supplies,
Roy Baxtrom, Maintenance,
Henry A. Berg, Petty Cash,
Berglund' Bros}., Supplies, 33.86
Walter S. Booth & Son, Sup-
plies, 7.36
Boston Music Co., Supplies,
Brownell & Co., Supplies, 25.00
Central Garage, Maintenance
and car hire, 688.33
Century Co., Text books, 28.80
Chocolate Shop, Supplies, 5.30
Crane Co., Supplies, 4.64
Dennison Mfg. Co., Supplies,
Oliver Ditson Co., Supplies,
L. S. Donaldson Co., Supplies,
Ely Finnish Stock Co., Sup-
plies, 93.19
Ely Hardware Co., New
equipment, 14.26
Ely Miner; Printing and pub-
lishing, 36.60
Ely Table Supply, Supplies,
Walter E. Englund, Meeting
Range School Boards, 10.00
J. S. Fearis & Bro., Supplies,
A. Flanagan Co., Supplies, 43.13
Fritz Cross Co., Supplies and
equipment, 12.06
Grace Garland, Supplies,. 5.35
General Biological Supply
House, Supplies and equip-
ment, 145.17
Jack Gianotti, Meeting Range
School Boards, 10.00
Ginn & Co., Supplies,— .89
George A. Gray Co., Sup-
plies, 4.20
Ciegg Writer, Subscriptions,
Hackett, Gates, Hurty Co.,
New equipment, 24.51
Thos. Harri, Meeting Range
School Boards, 10.00
Harry J, Homer, Coal, 2,497.22
Walter Jacobs, Supplies, 5.95
Kovall & Sons, Supplies, 1,04.76
Laing Hardware Co., Sup-
plies, 48.85
Clarence LaLondle, Expenses
to Older Boys’ Conference,
Line Air Products Co., Oxy-
gen, 6.16
Literary Digest, Subscrip-
tions, - 2.94
Macmillan Co., Text books,
Maddern Dray Line, Drayage,
Fabian Maenpaa, Supplies, 43.00
McMahan Lumber Co., Sup-
plies, 5.64
Metropolitan Music Co., Sup-
plies,; 13.24
Midland Paper Co., Supplies,
Miller Store Co., Supplies, 36.54
Minneapolis School Supply
Co., Supplies and! equip-
ment, .462.74
Morrell’s Sporting Goods Co.,
Supplies, 15.33
Murray McLeod Co., Sup-
plies, 1.00
National Bakery, Supplies, .80
Natl Manual Training Sup-
ply Co., Supplies, 10.94
H. Niedecken Co., Supplies,
Wnu Olds, Jr. Meeting Range
School Boards, 10.00
Frank Paxton 'Co,,
Lumber,—-—! • 146.59
Jacob L. Pete, Drayage,. 29.50
Peyton Paper Co., Supplies,
Frest-0 Lite Co., Inc., Acety-
lene, 2.40
Rrnge Dry Cleaners, Dry
cleaning, 19.20
E. L. Rautio, Maintenance,
Reed! Mig. Co., Supplies, 61.11
Reinhard Bros. Co., Supplies,
J. A. Rothman, Supplies and
transportation, 86.77
St. Paul Book & Staty. Co.,
Library books, 16.31
Scott, Foresman & Co., Sup-
plies, 11.60
Security Envelope Co., Sup-
plies, 28.91
Shipman Hospital, Physical
examinations, ' 25.00
Li onard Slabodnik, Meeting
Range School Boards, 10.00
Smith Oil & Refining Co.,
Supplies, 7.50
A G. Spalding & Bros., Sup-
plies, 1.77
J. E. Thompson, Testing
Swimming Pool, 75.00
J. E. Thompson, Meeting
Range School Boardis,__ 10.00
Thurston Manual Training
Co., Supplies, 48.23
Lniversity of Minnesota, Lib-
rary book, 3.70
VanArsdale-Harris Lumber
Co., New equipment, 53.90
Frank Veaanth, Truck hire,
Waldorf Bindery Co., Bind-
ing magazines, 10.60
11. W. Wil ion Co., Library
book, 6.00
Gertrude A. Wolff, Expenses
to St. Paul 35.05
Moved andl supported that the re
port of the Committee on Finance
be approved and the proper officers
be authorized to issue vouchers in
payment of the various amounts.
Motion carried unanimously.
Moved and 1 supported that the re
quisitions for library books, text
books, and supplies for the dental
clinic, athletic, art and manual
training departments be approved
and the secretary be instructed to
crder the same. Motion carried
Moved and supported that the
requisition for supplies for the
maintenance <of buildings and'
ground be referred to the Commit
tee on Sales and Purchases with
power to act. Motion carried un
The proposition of A. R. Hulbert,
Optical Doctor for making an eye
survey of all pupils was referred to
the superintendent for further con
Mr. Jack Gianotti offered the fol
k-wing resolution and moved its
“WHEREAS, A certain orchestra,
known as the Arrowhead Orchestra
of Hibbing, Minnesota has failed 1
and, upon being repeatedly warned,
has refused to observe the rules and
regulations governing dances in the
Washington Auditorium;
BE IT RESOLVED, That no per
son or organization engaging the
services of the Arrowhead Orches
tra, or personnel of said orchestra
be granted the use of the Washing
ton Auditorium.
That a copy of this resolution be
sent to the Manager of the Arrow
head Orchestra.”
Motion was supported by Mr.
Kenneth Duncan and put to a vote.
All memebers voting in favor of
said resolution, it was unanimously
adopted and so declared.
Moved and supported that the
P< ard adjourn. Carried.
State of Minnesota, County of St.
Louis, ss.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Charles A. Hegman, Decedent.
The Petition of Owney O. Heg
man as representative of the above
named decedent, together with his
final account of the administration
of said estate, having been duly filed
in this Court, representing, among
other thing's that he has fully ad
ministered said estate, and praying
that said final account of said ad
ministration be examined, adjusted
and allowed' by the Court, and that
the Court make and enter its final
decree of distribution of the residue
of the estate of said decedent to the
persons entitled thereto, and for
the discharge of the said repre
sentative and sureties on his bogd-.
It Is Ordered, That said petition
be heard, and said final account ex
amined, adjusted, and if correct, al
lowed- by the Court, at the Probate
Court Rooms in the Court House, in
the City of Duluth in said County,
on Monday the 11th day -of Janu
ary 1926, at ten o’clock A. M., and
all persons interested in said hear
ing and in said matter are hereby
cited and required at said time and
place to show cause, if any there be,
why said petition should not be
Ordered Further, That this Order
be served by pubdication in The Ely
Miner according to law
Dated at Duluth, Minn., Decem
ber 14, 1925.
By the Court,
Judge of Probate.
Attest: Sheldon Watts, Clerk of
A. J. Thomas, Attorney for Repre
sentative. 12-18 1-1
By Buying Your Winter’s
Phone 55.
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No ’ S -
J* \ Meets at 8 o’clock
i every Second and
Fourth Tuesdays of
T+j each month i.t Odd
Fellows’ Hall.
Hulda Anderson, N. G.
Florence Nankervis, Sec
Leets every Wed-
nesday evening at
S:00 at Odd Fel
lows Hall.
H. Chinn. K. R. S.
Jas. Moonan, C. C.
M Meets every Second
and Fourth Mondays
of each month at 8:15.
W Bertha Merdink, W. K.
Anna Jones, Sec.
4 Meets every Thurs-
\ da y Evening in Odd
Fellows Hall at 8 o’-
clock. Visiting Odd
Fellows welcome.
John Kangas, N. G.
Leslie Nicholas, Sec.
L. O. O. MOOSE NO. 1580.
Meets every
first and third
in the month.
Lodge rooms
cor. First Ave
and Chapman
St. F. J. Lind
gre n, Di c
tator. J. E.
Johnson, Sec.
Ist Ave. W., Chapman Street.
Office in James Block.
For your Plumbing
and Heating Repairs or
new installations call
E. L. RAUTIO, ’Phone
Ely, Minnesota
for every occasion
Write. Phone or Wire
Bridgeman & Russell
Call the
for particular
Bridgeman & Russell Ice Creams sold
by all dealers in Ely.

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