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Tim Diamomd Drill. MoiMiUTY k C'ONIJN, rillLI.SUKIM. ia'iiMHiii:n evkiiy "iTcxtuY at CUYKTAL KALLH.IKON CVL'NTV.MIfHWAN O.-FICIAL PAPER OF IRON COUNTY, CRYSTAL FALLS TOWNSHIP AND CITY OF CRYSTAL FALLS. Terms: 82.00 per year, in advance. S ATI IK DAY, MAY Z, 11)00. PlNGUKi: is allcRCil to have comooutilat footed and states that lie is a Democrat. Well, he's simply "the same old bald-headed Ping, that he's always been." Washtenaw county was the scene of a fierce struggle hist week between the Stearns and Ferry supporters. Charges and counter charges of corruption and bribery were made and the county convention split up into two conventions, one attended by Stearns men and the other by Ferry supporters. A ret of dele gates to the state convention was elected from each convention and the state convention will be called upon to decide which set is entitled to scats. Last week Senator Chas. Smith, of Houghton county, ad dressed a scathing open letter to Robert Oakman, of the State Tax Commission, in which he accused the Commission of wil fully juggling facts in regard to the values and assessments of property in Houghton county. The accusation was made on the grounds that the commision took the transfers of 1899 and the tax roll of 1S9S in compiling their statistics. Friday Commissioner Campbell replied to Mr. Smith's charges stating that the reason for taking the 189S rolls was the fact that they were the latest ones in the hands of the county treasurer and therefor the latest data accessible. The commis sion is certainly open to criticism in not taking transfers and assessments of the same year, especially in the upper peninsula, as it is well known that property up here nearly doubled in value in 1899. We do not know that the '99 rolls will show any great increase in values but the 189s transfers would certainly, show nearer the average values of properties than the inflated values of 1699. Mu. M. M. DtrNCAN, agent of the Cleveland-ClilTs company, returned from an extended trip through the South on Sunday. Ho reports that section of the country to bo in excellent shape llnancially, that business is booming and money is being made. Ho believes tho percent age of business-gain is as great in that section of tho Union as in any other, and is of tho opinion that raoro new manufacturing enterprises aro starting than in any other section of tho United States. Chattanooga, ho says, looks like another Pittsburg with its numerous smokestacks, and tho place is a very active one. A new cotton mill, costing half a million dollars, is about completed, and another to cost twico as much, is going up. Tho statement of the First National bank recently issued shows cash on hand amounting to $ 700,000, which is nearly one half of tho amount of the depos its. It is evident that tho bank er is taking no chances with the funds entrusted to his care. The south has great natural facilities and advantages, and it is only recently that practical attention has been given them. The introduction of northern Ideas, machinery and energy lias done much for that section. It promises to bo ono of Iho most successful portions of our country. Iron Ore. Tins is the way the boys are talking about the congressional contest: "Mr. (iad h'ndlh, ol Maiqin itr, a u candMate forcunsivhM. All t !.e talU t hU Mcuiinj poHiliojiH in Ionian count 1 ii'H will not cl tor liiui fiom- uuik ini a Jihlto .vt to Wufdiiniitoii to h"c anl Mr. Slu-Mtti. lit in i.Um.! Ins ft icixIh to fiive hitn tin it'.Mipunrt. Ii'llms 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 In; U in t ! rati? in anu't, and for him! If onlv. He in not n Mool pi;on to nniht hoi!u otlir iif)iiant, lit U wtanding 011 lir own foundation, a. can didate in j;ood faitli and wanting tl.e nomination. That oulit to net I ! it." Iron Ore. '.'Tin? lion. Cailoa 1). She Men will have little or no opposition for H nomination nnd ic ilt ctioii jih iniinbir of cot.j;iiH from tli in twelfth conjii t-Hional dictiict. Candidate Miad, of Icanal).i, in the firM, but he has de lojd little nt length. The people me mtinlkd with Kepjcstidative Maiden." t. I;nuee Ilepuh'.iean. Jude Norman V. Haiie, will-known throughout this peninsula as a ;;ood citizen in every way, in 11 candidate for conurchH, having pint announced himself a in the 1 ace. A line man, who would grace tho position if chosen to it. lie Iijih many Iiieniln ami no ciitmicH." Iron Ore. "The name ot Jude Norman W. Haiie Ii:ih Int'ii fn (pa ntl.V mentioned of late in tho pa pern of (iogehic, Ii'm home county, in connection with the lifpulili- can coiigt Vft-ion. d nomination in this district. At liit the .Judge puid little. attention to the movement, hut it neeniH to have taken loot in Keveral localitien and Iiiih Ix come ho general that he feels itadntydui! his fritiuls to deline his poition, which he informs the l'logi-css is thi.: He is 11 candidate in the kmisc that should the nomination come to hi 111 he will accept it, and make a vigor ous campaign for th Miccehs of the ticket. Ho wil! hot, however, enter into a scramble for the nomination, U licving that the office should set k the man, and not the man the ollice. Tli .Judge has hosts of friend ali oer the district, who will he pleaded at this decision, and if we mistake not the sentiment of the people, he will prove a prominent factor in the nominating convention." Houghton County IVogiess. Tut lire Thursday morning fur nishes us with some timely food for thought and it behooves us to think these matters over care fully. It is very easy for a by stander to stand around and pick Haws in the actions of the mem hers of the fire department and, we are sorry to say, there is al ways that tendency manifested instead of the more sensible one of noting the fault in the methods pursued and by bringing them to the attention of the department trying to remedy them. By standers have no business to in terfere with the firemen when at work and persons who do such a thing should be arrested and locked up; There is generally plenty of work for bystanders to do that will he beneficial without interfering with the firemen. At the same time there are some very serious criticisms to 1 e passed upon the lire department and we do it in the spirit of kind ness and with a hope that the faults may be remedied, not with any spirit of fault finding. The grossest criticism is upon the laxity of organization. There should be a head and several sub-heads whose work should be wholly the direction of the men with the hose, the laddets and axes, and not the handling of the instruments themselves. Men who are not physically fit to tackle a burning building have no business in the department, irrespective of their other quali ties. The men should be placed by the chief and be compelled to remain at their post until relieved or personal safety dictates an imperative retreat. The sub heads should remain with their squad where placed by the chief and confine their efforts to a cer tain zone and not run here and there in response to tin; cries. of this man or that. The hydrant men should remain at their posts and not desert them to allay th eir curiosit'. Others should be ready with relays of hose and other paraphernalia that may be needed on account of breaks, etc. It should be the businc:n of one or two men to see that pressure is turned on. Then there should be an auxil iary force organized among the business men and others to look after the safety of persons and goods and to patrol the, town so as to watch out for Hying debris. This corps should be thoroughly organized ami made tip of men whose curiosity does not get the better of their good sense. We respectfully call the attention of the chief to this line. Last Thursday the best men, men whose direction was sadly needed, had to bo inside of the building because of this laxity of organization. Wc hope ; that these few remarks will be heeded by our chief and that rules will be made so stringent that at the next fire the man who disobeys them will be deprived of his pay and be dismissed from the department. On Jellies 0 uervesnnil ilcklcs,preil I lion coaling of reilued FJ HMAFHNE Will Vorp thrill MK")ntljr niolMnrf n ft hi proof 'r!Th V 14 o uei f it 11 itumi h. r i al.o'if 1 h htiaii. l ull dir.'clii'iin mi m il iHtnpil Vnt-kj;e. Kill. I fVtf VslllTK CTANDARD OIL CO. pTGTLY Up-TO-Dip" PALOR SUITES, ROCKERS, MORSE CHAIRS, TABLES, DINING CHAIRS, SECRETARYS, BED ROOM SUITS, . ETC., ETC. I n all kinds ot FURNITURE. 5- r Our Goods are Good and our Prices Right UNDERTAKING A SPECIALTY. 73) L. A. Henry. We never srrepresent When wc say that we carry the finest and most complete line of Mi I' v i. ,mm' ' ' My stock or- )rugs and Medicines . . . rs Is as Ood as can bo bought. My Prescription Department Is UP-TO-DATE, FRESH AND PURE. I carry all leading brands of "Patent IVjcdtciue. A rood assort men I of cS)Uttelric5 i I m 1 (.(1 rm W 1 m i If Hardware, Stoves and Ranges IN THE CITY. Pipes, Fittings, Pump Packing and Tools. Crystal Falls Hardware Co., R B. WEBB, Manager High Class Tailoring WITHIN'REACH OF ALL. Made-to-order Suits, Pants & Overcoats -AT. All are cordially invited to call inspect my stock. J. C- Wil lei nxo ii City DriiKtiKt. 0 YOU SMOKE? If you do and If you want a good smoke, smoko NEW CUBA -Sn OR OLD GLORY CIGARS. THEY ARE THE DEST. H. O. BUENGER.M'f'r. V Y. liKOWX, I). 1), s. j Graduate of Ana Arbor. (Mile over in Iho Putin IuiMiii(. H In l'J a. 111., mid 1 to p.m. All Kntal win U Ktiarantird. Nitro tis nxiilo or i 1 1 1 1 i 7. 1 nil- j:irn for tin jtaiiiliM rxlrnrtionot Ict'tli, CKWr.M. FALLS, MICH. PRICES NEVER KNOWN BEFORE. :r CONSIDER THIS POINT. That in dealing wflh us on the direct froin thc mill to tho-wearer plan, you aro relieved from helping to pay the burden of had debts, interest, rent and other expenses of all middlemen standing between you and the manufacturer. AMERICAN WOOLEN MILLS CO. FRANK JAMES, AGENT. ARE YOU PREPARED FOR RAINY WEATHER? Gentlemen's Mackintoshes $3.00 upwards. Ladies' Waterproof Skirts and Capes $3.50 upwards. v-' BUILD. Mouse MOW! HEW BOSLER WORKS. I have started a boiler shop in the Dunn block and am now prepared to do all kinds 01 Boiler Repairing, Etc. F. W. THOMPSON. IV WILL COST LESS THAN IT WILL NEXT YEAR. SPECIFICATIONS FUR NISHED ON APPLICATION A. NELSON, Contractor and Builder. MATT HURJA, :Dealer iu:- GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, FRESH & SMOKED MEATS, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE and MINERS' SUPPLIES. Crystal Falls, Mich. T7 ft ft (A TIIR NEW MKT1DD TKKATMENT. orifinal with Drt. K. k K., will i lively cure forever liny form of lllood or Setual dmoftKo. It it th rtult of ;u 1 thenfl uiouaHOR. 'A ItlMRIIAII n mm DISEASED LIEN. NO CURE NO PAY FA WE CURE SYPHILIS ThU terrible Illooil rinon, iLo Ifrror rf inniikinl, rpadily to cur KKW TIUCATMliNT. Uemnt of Mercury, INiUkIi. uto. ' hey umy ruin your fyiiem. If you liuve orfA iii the mouth or tontue. aint in Iho joint, poro throat, hnlr or eyebrow fulliof out,iuileior llotrlien, tomach UuraiiKciuciit, w.r eye, lu-nd- of thU khI Tolion. V rxili.it the tuoht obminate cHei,anl chulU-ogo the WorM (or t mm arceot fur trewtiniMit and run not cure. ty our treat mont tho uhwrs hcul. tho hnir (rowi ain. j.ainn diriailcur, tho Rk in itccomrfl healthy, mhd CURES GUARANTEED Hj Thoniantaof yon nod mlMlo.nerd mea have th-ir vigor and lUlity rt il hy early abuox, Utrr otfenffi. utontal worry. ef. No matter trm ruo, our Htw Method Treatment U tho refute. 11 3 0WECUREIMPOTEIICY And ten tore nil jmrt to n normal condi tion. Ambition, lifo and enrrtry are re new od, and one twin buin-elt a man amort iun. Eyery cawi in treated Indi vidually uo rire-all hence our wonder ful miccfUB. Nil matter what ail vou. rrJeotmult u conndentially. We ran fur lljnih tank lxn l to yuaranteo to aocoiu-W-A l-liuli what w claim. 250.000 CURED Ww treat and core? EMISSION'S. VAHIeocr.EE. HYt'lllMS. Hl.HKT. HTHKM'lIJtK. IMIMITKNCV, F I it'll K'l llllllVU I' VX' I'l llll 1 I lilci'll 1 llil fA EM. KlUSEYand KLAPPEU Jhwawa. k eiN8LI.TA'IHN lltEK. i'.ookrf FHKE. If unable rail, write for T Q1IKSTIOM JiLANK for HOME TUKA1MEST. i1 DHHi lICEf'MEDYfi KERGAM '1 f.et. lllrMjin in anit 1Ctilhw l-l WtllHH mil MIIM WIIVIN VII UETHOITi MICH.