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fciMrrarir-itcifer-aifefri cbtstal fills, micuiga march is, 1921.
Subscription $3.00 per year.
$3.50 to 7.50 PERM
All Railroad Lines Contain Huge
Skidways Awaiting Shipping
Orders From Buyers
An Increase In rates on logs
Menominee mills may result In
moving of the mtlls closer to
timber. When the log rate was on
the scale basis or "when the -weight
raf0 was down to about $3.00 per M.
the lumbermen could afford to ship
logs to Menominee, Green Hay and
other lower points for manufacture.
Tho rate now figures up to about 7.50
an Increase of about $4.00 per M. on
the. logs and 4s fully 25 per cent of
this Increase is paid on refuse from
which the mills get no return at' all,
the charge Is o great against the
lumber cut from the logs as to put
mills closer to the raw material In a
particularly favored position.
May More 31111s 'orth
The cost Is. so high that there Is
already an agitation on to move the
mills closer to the raw material. This
move would be ot great benefit to lum
ber manufacturers for they would not'
only get rid of the haul on refuse
but they would get the advantage of a
dry lumber ra,te on the manufactured
The southern line of the timber 1
now In tlie .vicinity of Crystal Falls.
From here north to Lake Superior
stands mast of the timber remaining
In the upper peninsula.
peninsula was cheated of its rightful
In Che early days this section of tre
share of prosperity by the floating
down to points on the lake of the pine
timber that grew In abundance In this
vicinity. Hardwood timber will not
float, It mu.it' be shipped on cars and
that meang that the mill companies
must either pay the exorbitant freight
rates or move their mills to tlie ter
ritory, whero the timber grows.
Many experienced lumbermen feel
that the mov0 will come about quick
er than most people anticipate, espec
ially If the outlook Is for a continua
tion ot the present freight rates. Many
think that In a years's time new rates
about like the old ones will be sub
stituted for tlie present high rates.
Little Timber Hcliig Moved
A trip along the railroads In this
section now days shows the enormous
amount of timber that la, banked a
wilting shipment to the mills and fac
tories. AH along the St. Paul road between
hero and Iron River and from Kelso
north to Rockland logs are piled up.
millions of feet of them, awaiting
Almost all of the mills shut off ship
ments. The Kscanaba Manufacturing
Co. Is a good, example of conditions
at the receiving end.
A representative of this concern told
a Diamond Drill reporter one day
during the week that the yard at Fs
canaba Is choked with logs. The mill
and factory is working on about 30
per cent capacity so that the 'logs are
not ued up rapidly. That means
that many of the logs Intended for
this concern must May on the landing
most of the summer.
- The Menasha Woodenware Co.., a
concern that has never refused to take
basswood 1 entirely out of the mar
ket. The way things look now It
would seem that loggers will be alt
Hummer loading out the reduced out
put of the pant winter.
Winter mmI For Lopping
The past winter ha been the best
one for logging operations that has
been witnessed In the north country
in a long time . The long fall allow
ed all ; logger to get their timber on
skids without any hindrance. Some
-who"' operated In swamps met with a
little trouble but that was slight.
Then the snow came in Just enough
volume to furnish sleighing but not
to Interfere with skidding operations.
There was enough cold weather to
mAke good Ice roads. loggers work
ing on snow road met with some
troublo a week or two ago but the
Ice road men have met few draw
backs. Almost all of tho Jobbers about here
are through. Mo-t of them have some
picking up to do that will keep them :
busy n long as the snow la at hurl
this I minor work. Tlie lnjjs are nil !
rn the landing?.
Head the Ad
Mles U.i Llnd-trnm and Ruth Rn.
binder went to Marqnc'te l.irt i'Mur-
day to ppend that', and the follow! nr :
day with friends. '-If
i The following article Is taken from
the lai-t Imhuo of the Stambaugh De
velopment IJureau Rulletln.
Tho Cbekagon-Lake region which Is
rapidly attracting the attention of
tourists and resorters ns one of the
coining watering places of Cloverlan.1
is situated in a region rich in Indian
myth. Here a little more than a gen
eration ago the red man reared his
tepee or built' his cabin. Here he
chased the wild game through the
primeval wood and wooed his dusky
mate. Here he smoked his pipe of
peace and here, too, when UTe was
ended, his loved ones laid his body
away and commended his soul to the
Great Spirit.
Within the memory of people still
resident In Iron county, a little band
of Indians, perhaps less than a hun
dred lived at the south end of Cheka
gon Lake and Vho old camping ground
is still to be seen. Chief Fd wards was
the last chief of this waning tribe and
I'entoga was his Kquaw. Pcntoga
means "rooster in tne inuian lang
uage and doubtless the hamlet of
I'entoga was named after her. The
old Indian burying ground now going
fust to decay is still to be seen not' far
from the camping ground where be
tween twenty and thirty graves re
main. In the early nineties this
tribe disappeared from this section of
the country, Joining the tribe now ex
isting on a reservation about twenty
five miles south of Watersmeet. It
Is the opinion of the author that some
definite steps should be taken to keep
Ore Hen Hope That Settlement of
Prices on Finished Products
Will Start Ore Sales
Refore the largest crowd that ever
saw a basket ball game In this city
the Crystal Falls High." School 'basket
ball team defeated the hitherto unde
feated Stambaugh aggregation Friday
night by tho score of 23 to 15. The
game was the best seen this year on
the local court and was a fight from
the start to the final gun. The ex
citement during the gam0 was dntense,
the cheering at times making It al
most Impossible to hear the referee's
Crystal Falls was tjie first to score
when Larson, center, slipped In a
pretty hot from under the basket.
Stambaugh came back strong, and
evened the count on a short shot by
Fregettb. A shot from the center of
the floor by McKernan put the Red
and Black two points to the good, but
two basket's and a free throw by
Stambaugh made the score 7 to
In favor of the Invaders. Here tlie
A review cf the condition of the locals braced, and baskets by Kieren
ore docks at Lake Erie ports issued
during the week shows that there
was less ore on the docks on March
1, 1921 than there was on March
1920. The report adds, however
that the shipment from docks to fur
nace is decreasing in volume at a rap
id rate and that tbe probabilities are
that there will be more ore on docks
thin year when shipping opens than
the,re was at the corresponding date
last year. The carry-over Is in the
nelghorhood of eight million tons
which' is not at all exorbitant.
to the memory of the first Americans
who owned this land.
Read the Ads
A lowered price on registered seed
oats and barley has, Just (been an
nounced by A. L. Plbblns, secretary
of the Michigan Crop Improvement
Association. The Improvement As
sociation and the Seed Department of
the State Farm Dureau, cooperating,
have agreed upon a "scale of prices fori
certified seed which Is said to be the
lowest In the history of the associat
ion. ,
Low market conditions on barley
and oats, and the large supply of
fine seed of tbese grains on hand In
the Improvement Association led to
the -reductions, which leave register
ed oats Feed Rolling at an average
price of 1.00 a bushel and barley at)
an average of $1.40.
"This la adapted' eed, bred to
Michigan conditions, and guaranteed
pure, of high quality, and true to
name", says Mr.Pibblns. Oredrs can
be placed with the seed department of
the State Farm Dureau, Lansing, or
with A. L. Dlbblns, Secretary of the
Michigan Crop Improvement Asso
ciation, Michigan Agricultural College
Fast Lansing.
Read the Ads
The following Is the schedule of the
car for March and April:
Crystal Falls, Michigan, Odgera
Mine, March 14 to March 18.
Gwlnn, Michigan. Gwlnn Mine, Mar.
21 to March 25.
Negaunee, Michigan, Negaunee mine,
March 28 to April 1.
NNegaunee, Michigan, Cambria
Mine. April 4 to April 8
Ishpeming, Michigan, ClIITs Mine,
April 11 to April 15.
Ishpeming, Michigan, Cliffs Mine,
April 18 to April 22.
In case of mine fire or disaster the
car can be reached at any of the above
points, or through the Dureau ot
Mines, Houghton, Mich., or Minneap
olis, Minn.
Read the Ads
L. V. Martin, manager of the Dlan-
ey Land and Cattle Company of Dlan-
ey, Michigan, through tho Develop
ment Dureau, announces that he will
leave shortly for the west to purchase
rattle for his ranch In SchoolcrafJ
county, and that' should any of upper
Michigan's live-stock operators wish
to purchase White Faced steers and
heifers, he will be glad to attend to
the matter for them while In the west".
Consequently, any parties desiring 1o
stock up with "feeders for the com
ing grazing season, may reach Mr.
Martin at either Dlaney or Manlstl-
Read the Ads
What w It'll Its lioxlng and wrestling
bouts. Its skating rinks, ski-tourna
ments and dog rnces; Its basket ball,
Indoor rack meets, etc.. H'l old upper
Michigan Is commanding consider
able attention In the sport columns.
Read the Ads
TYenrtrfa frnm IhA Rnn rfnrMrnf fin
Intact this old grave yard as'a tribute openIng on about Aprfi i5th this year
but most peopfle think that the boats
will be able 'to run about April 1
which is an early date.
Prices SU11 High
Prices on finished products are
still high. The steel corporation Is
maintaining its schedule set In 1919
and gives no indication of varying
therefrom, although numerous rumors
are out to the effect that a re-adjust'-ment
Is coming In the near future.
The Independents have made deep
cuts with the result that there has
been a slackening off of business, evl
dently waiting for the general re-ad
justment which Is expected to come
soon. ' " .
One report' Is to the effect that cur
rent high priced stocks will be mark
ed off inside of 60 days and that then
the price will be adjusted to the lower
basis. No cuts In wages have been
made at the corporation mines.
Ore Sales Sot Talked
There Is no talk of ore sales and
none Is expected for some time. The
Increase In ore freights amounting
to about 10-cents per ton has -been
put in effect by the railroads which,
added to the Increased trasportatlon
on all other Ingredient's and on the
finished Iron product, will go a long
way towards keeping the new prices
from meeting the general idea of
what Is sufficient to start construction
It Is generally expected that the rail
roads will cut wages and that a gen
eral strike Is sure to come during the
summer months.
No Phnn In County
No changes have occurred at the
mines in the county during the week.
The adjustments of labor d'.re to the
dosing down of some mines has been
going on quietly, the married men be
ing given the preference In cases
where men are being put at work.
The Carpenter mine Is working both
shifts and has a very good sized crew,
that' property being the nucleus of the
source of employment on the east side
of the county. A few men were add-
G. T, Roberts
She he the man for the
For Justice of t lie Peace
.5. $ .;. .j. . .;. . . . .j. . $ $ .j,
ed to the force during the. week.
It is understood that the single men
at the Amasa-Porter were laid off to
make place for married men from the
Warner. The Odgers Is furnishing
half. time employment to almost all
of the married men on the McKlnney
Steel list.
Read the Ads
The Ramblers motored to Vulcan on
Saturday last to play their city team
and came home with the "bacon", Jhe
score being 44-15. Although the
Ramblers were at a disadvantage on
such a small court', they outclassed
their opponents from start to finish.
For the first five minutes of the game
no. baskets were made but by the end
of the first half the Ramblers tallied
ten points to Vulcan's seven. In the
second half we "ran up" a score of 34
points to Vulcan's eight, which prov
ed to the spectators that the Rambler
are 'te'suth if "
are "the stuff."
-Read the Ads
All ex-service men who b-!orged to
the 32nd Division during th World
War may secure a copy of the official
history of that organization without
charge, by filing an application blank
and mailing R tor the office of the
Quartermaster General, Ianing, Mlclu
This blank may be had at the Lesion
Chi! rooms. Application mut be
approved and certified by an Army or
Lu'km officer, or former Anny or
h( officer.
Head the Ads
Larson and McKernan made the
count 10 to 9 at the end of the half.
Crystal Fulls st'arted) the second
half with a rush and scored three
baskets before Stambaugh found the
ring. Tho as hard fought as the
first period, the second half was Crys.
stal Falls all the way. Stambaugh
was closely guarded and had hard
luck with tTie shots they did get.
Doth sides were badly off on free
throws. Crystal Falls making one out
of seven trys and! Stambaugh cashing
one In eight attempt's. The core for
the second half was 13 to 6.
For the visitors Fregetto, center,
and Harris, forward, did most of the
scoring, the former making eight
point's1 and the latter four. Judish,
forward, made the other, three points
on a basket and a free throw.
For Crystal Falls McKernan; for
ward, was the big point getter, mak
ing elx baskets. Larson, center, con
tributed eight points, Kieren, forward,
two, and Trevarthen, guard, one.
Gnody at guard gave a good account
of himself, and was responsible in no
email degree for the low score of Jud
ish. Dodero got dnto the game at
forward In the last two minutes.
In tbe preliminary 8th A beat the
7th A for tho Forest Park champion
ship. The game was hard fought
and the final ecore was 17 to 12. .
Read the Ads
The Crystal Falls High School bas
ket ball team will go to Norway Sat
urday night for the last game on their
schedule. Norway has a fast team
this year, and a hard game U expect
ed. A couple of weeks ago Norway
beat Von Mountain at Iron Mountain
22 to 14, and dn doing so showed some
of tho best playing tbat has been seen
on the Range this year.
The game originally scheduled with
Vulcan for Friday night was canceled
with mutual consent of (both schools.
The funeral of Mrs. Q. Richards,
whose death w-as mentioned In last
week's Issue, was- held from the home
of her son. Charles Richards, last
Sunday afternoon. It was largely
attended by many of the old friends
of the deceased who was one of the
oldest of Crystal Falls resident's.
Mrs. Richards was born at Red
Ruth, Cornwall, Kngland, on May 20,
1848. She was married and lived In
Kngland until In 18S7 when she came
to America and direct to Crystal Falls
where she spent the balance of her
She ds survived by four sons, Wm.
and John Ham and Charles and Gil
bert Richards.
Read the Aus
Mr. John Und and Miss Isabelle
Pike were married on Friday evening,
March 4th, Rev, Father Kunes per
forming the marriage ceremony. The
bride Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Pike, Is a Crystal Falls girl
born and rearer. She was teaching In
the public schools ut the time of her
marriage and was well and favorably
known . to the young people of the
The groom Is the son of Charles
Llnd, a pioneer resident of the city,
and a man well known and univer
sally liked. He has been established
Is business in Crystal Falls for a num
ber of years, being associated with
Robert Wilson In the livery and fee l
business. The newly married couple
will make their homo In Crystal Falls.
Read the Ads
The federal court' of appeals took
the Michigan railroad rate bull by the
hom Ian week Friday and shunted
the state out of. the way of the Inter
state Commerce Commission.
The court held tliat until Congress
ends the control of tho Interstate
Commerce Commission over Intrastate
date,' the orders of tho eonimlwlon
must be obeyed. This declMon means
that' rates within the htat nun be
Miunt'-d up to 3.6 cents per wile the
s.".nie si the rates In other state. ;
R(;id the Ads
March IS and 19 I W date i Mis
Stolberg's opening.
Michigan Republican Comments
at Great Length on The Signif
icance of The Address
Senator Morlarty's speech, announc
lug the withdrawal of Mr. Durridge'a
candidacy, at the recent state repub
ncan convention has been widely
commented upon. None of the com
ments have hit the mark so square
ly as the one by Robert U. Murphy dn
ine Mate Republican which we
print herewith.
There is something deeper, some
thing bigger, somthlng grander In the
recent cpnvenUon of Michigan Renub
llcans in Detroit, than the fact that it
was the only "single session" a'nd bar.
mony-famous convention In the party's
history. Michael H. Moriarty, of Cry
stai fails, in an appeal for greater
recognition to th0 men who served
America, Michigan, Igham county Lan
sing, as well as every other commun
ity, hamlet or cross-roads In this
great nation of ours,' sounded a warn
ing and sent home a message that has
given all who heard him food for much
The fact that Mr, Moriarty gave this
appeal voluntarily made the message
all the more wonderful; all the more
noble; all the more genuine. Ho made
his plea, not in a play for politics;
not In the hope of gaining something;
not because he had anything to ask.
He asked nothing in fact he gave
something, for he gave up his desire
to win the nomination of highway
commissioner for his service-man
candidate, A. L. Durridge. He wanted
nothing of the delegates In convention,
not even Durridge'a nomination. He
only advanced the suggestion that
future conventions keep ever In mind
the service rendered by the men who
wore the U. S. uniform in the late
world war.
The more we reviewed the appeal
of "Merciful Mike" Moriarty. the deep
er we became wrapped In the thought
of whether Michigan baa paid its most
mportant' debt. We wondered how
much Longer Michigan could go on
ward .with the attitude toward ser
vice men that "we're all 'squared' up."
We wondered how much longer Mich
Jgan could face these men with e
"not guilty" attitude and a "guilty"
conslenco. We wondered how long It
would be until Michigan woke up an;'
paid Its debts.
In conventions hejd in Michigan
since the armistice put the quietus on
the "mechanical hell" over there, the
service men have not been weighted
down with favors from either political
party. It Is now, however, too late to
start recognizing that t1ies men have
something coming, and somebody get
busy somewhere and ee that it materializes.
In the legislature now In session In
Lansing there has been proposed! leg
islation whereby all service men will
receive compensation Hn proportion
to the number of month In service
of their country. To make this law
effective, It Is estimated that $10,000.
000 will be needed. While the Mini I
stupendous, especially .with the Mate
treasury In Its present near-bankrupt
condition, $30,000,000 or twice $30,000
000 wouldn't begin to p:iy half the
service rendered by the men who went
to war from Michigan.
To spread the sum of $30,000,000
as a direct tax levy, would of course,
bo out of the question in Its Impractl-
death. Tonight' the fondness (f their
final resting place Is ever more trag
ic In the thought that their gravo Is
so far from home and loved ones.
Is it unreasonable to suggest that
Michigan should officially '.recognlzo
the mother of tbe 1oy who sleeps to
night in Franco! What mother was
there In Michigan, in Ingham county,
in Lansing and the Lord knows thero
were thousands of them who failed
to make an effort to smile 'as brav
ely as a heart-broken mother can,
when her boy, her boy to whom she
had given that precious life, marched
away to war because his country
called? While the thought of her boy,
her baby in many Instances, facing
the trials and tribulations that come
to a man In war, was eating her very
heart' away, she reached for him In
that last embrace of Jove, clasped
him to her breast; that breast to
which she had clasped him In protect
ion when ho needed a mother's care;
kls.sed him for tho last time, and then
In reluctance, maybe, released hlni
because his country needed a man to
and sent him Into a mechanical hell
fight a man's fight.
Who knows, excepting this mother,
of the hours she spent in worry and
agony, wondering about her boy?
How numerous were the prayers to
Cod that he be prot'ected? Did she ex.
press her honest feelings In her warm,
loving, motherly lettern she wrote him
while away? Did ehe flinch when ho
heard his regiment had sailed for
France? Did she fall to keep on fight
ing when Hho knew he was going In
to the firing line? No, she was a moth
er and she had a mother's faith In
And then the message came. It was
curt; It was simple! It was tragic.
The barrier of faith she had built wa
broken over-night. The blue star of
service was proudly displayed In the
window, next day glittered In gold.
Her boy was dead In Franco and ho
was a "Gold-Star" Mother.
Michigan honors each year the men
who were brave enough In 1776 t'o
sign the Declaration of Independence.
On Memorial Day, Michigan honors
ts heroes of 6J. On Armistice Day It
hon'ra the men who fought in Amer-
ca's last war.
It Isn't going to be moro than a
ha-century until every "Gold Star"
mother In Michigan will have Joined
her boy in that final resting place.
that many, now they ar denied their
boys, crave. There Isn't money en
ough In tho tate of Michigan to re
pay her for the life he was willing
o sacrifice at the alter of liberty.
Such money to her would be like fho
silver to Judas.
Michigan can pay a tribute to those
deserving mothers by officially setting
aside one day each year as "Gobi
Star Mother's Day" when appropriate
exercises could bo conducted In
schools, lodges, etc., and such earth
ly tribute as Michigan could pay,
given her, who has, is and will suffer
most. It would be a "small" tribute
at best, and she, who has the sacred
prlvelege of wearing tho gold ttar,
should get this tribute , while she liv
en and not after she has Joined her
boy In death.
t- Read the Ads .
Lansing. Mar. 3 1021,
Mr. Thomas. Conlln, Kdit'or,
Diamond Drill.
Crystal Falls, Michigan.
My Dear Mr. Conlin:
I was very much shocked and sur
prised to learn of the dath of Dr, A.
M. Darling. Dr. Darling and I roomed
at the same house, hoarded at the
same hou."e and wer close friends
lor a great many years I know some
thing of the services which he pre-
I remeniber very well one night he
tame home no tired that he had to
lie d)wn and re.n' before he could
undress- for bed. He said: "Shern. If r
anyone calls for monIghl will you
answer the call and nay I urn not In
1 mun have the rest,,. I assured hlni
I would. About midnight the door bell
tan)? and I opened tho window to ln
oulrr who It wa. when a nnn uaked
If Hie doctor was In. I fold bin I
would see. Dy tli! time tlie Doctor
" in up iiml sad, "Tell him I will h
cablllty, but there must bo ways - for
Instance a bonding proposition, when- right down." I tried to persuade Mm
by this could be handled without inak- ff, tvni KonnM.no else but Jie said. "So
Ing it too much of a burden on 'the ,1 mu.-t go." He drove to Mmnll
ttr nl- Tl.t.t linu'dvor la '1 Hint- I r, ., I . .... .1. . , . ...
., -.iw inini riu up river iwo nines jo ti
ter that must 1e worked out by the
This will put Mlchltan, In a fcrU
light atieast, towards 'making an eff
ort. to .pay Prt of 4ts debt. Hut what
about tho men who returned minus
limb or arm, or who are mulned for
life? Doesn't Michigan owe ven a
greater debt to those? Is the IRlslat-
ur making an effort to work out
ome plan wherein these men will be
And there Is ftlll another fiaM.
Those men who didn't com! back.
Those men who left happy bome and
happy' amines to g' more tharr3.or.-o
miles away, only to fall In line of duty
ind consecrate tho f-oll of 'France
wllh tbe 'precious blood of Michigan
reared men. The dbt Michigan owm
:he?e men can never be repaid dlrctl
y. They are sleeping In the sleep of
row boat, caw hi patient and return
ed home early In the morning.
This Is only one of many Hmllir
Instances I could give of 1 is, fidelity
to his work. Thus, he crowd-! i'U
fewer years than "Man's allotted
time" a full life's work. He prt u
usnfiil life helping other. "He went
about doing good",
I Jfln with t"ie people of Crvwf"'
Falls In mourn In it tht loss of a r r d
friend and extending to the beret' !
pathy I
i ;m
and diiiKblcr ' fclncero ' i-
In Ih's" d.irk hour- of s '.-v.
Mincer ly,
s:,-r:u m T H.n. ly.
- Rf.id the -Vlv
Woman' (lii' will 1 ' 1 ti X'.r
I'J,)W r M i! t l.nc'i'i Cooler-
tlouerv, T.ir diiv, March K.th. l.Uht
refrebments will I ' vrvi !. Lvcry.
one invited.

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