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April 24, 1888
A NEW FIRM.
John D. Grube, the pioneer butcher of Tower, was in town last night and his rotund Teutonic visage was vested with more than his usual benign smile. When the cause of this excess of Joviality was enquired into Mr. Grube explained that he was glad because he had associated himself in business with one of the rising young men of Duluth, and that he was upon the eve of starting for Kansas City to procure a large shipment of cattle for use at Tower. Mr. Will McQuade, the eldest son of Sheriff S. C. McQuade, will be John Grube’s partner in future, and the two young men, with the backing that they have at their command, will make a strong team. Mr. McQuade up to the present time has been connected with the Duluth Packing company, a concern that has done considerable business of late in Duluth and vicinity, and which is one that will probably extend its operations in the future.
April 25, 1898
THE AIR SHIP AGAIN.
Police Officers See the Thing Taking a Westward Ho Gait.
The air ship passed over Duluth about 8 o’clock Saturday night. It was going west at a rapid rate, at an apparent elevation of 2000 feet. The body of the ship itself was discernible in the twilight. It seemed about the size of a quart cup. Those who claim to have seen it are John Drannen, jailer at police headquarters; R. J. Gillon, police patrol wagon driver. Mr. Gillon says that his attention was called to it by a fireman at No. 2 hall, whose name he could not recall. He says that his son saw it, and Jailer Drannen says that his attention was called to it by his children. Mr. Gillon says that it carried a white light and Mr. Drannen says that the light was red. When first seen, it was over the bay. It travelled steadily and swiftly to the westward and was in sight about fifteen minutes. The light seemed to vary in intensity. All who saw it are certain that it was not a star. Possibly Aerial Observer Jermin, who arrived here this week, may be able to account for this.
April 24, 1909
FLOATER TAKEN FROM THE BAY
Remains Thought to Be Those of Christ Fossom.
The body of a man, believed to be Christ Fossom, from the papers in his pocket, was picked up from the bay near the Singer dock, on lower Lake avenue, yesterday afternoon. The remains were badly decomposed and the indications were that they had been in the water since late last fall. The features are so badly decomposed as to be unrecognizable, but the clothes are in good condition. A heavy coat, and cap and mittens were on the man’s body when it was found, indicating that it must have been late in the fall or during the winter that he came to his unfortunate end. A careful examination failed to disclose any marks of violence, and it is the belief of the authorities that the man came to his death accidentally. Several employment office tickets, the means of identification, were found in one pocket. The remains are now at Durkan & Crawford’s undertaking parlors, and an effort will be made to locate friends and relatives of the deceased.
April 26, 1920
VIRGINIA GAMBLERS ARRESTED BY POLICE
Virginia, Minn. (Special to the Herald) – Oscar Granroth, 106 Second avenue, charged with running a gambling house and Ainor Silrinen and Gust Lundstrom, charged with gambling, were arrested this morning in a raid by police. Granroth is out on bail of $100, and bail of the others is $25. All will appear this afternoon before Judge Bliss.
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