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May

Y.M.C.A. Ball Tossers are Defeated by High School

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: May 6, 1903

Y.M.C.A. Ball Tossers are Defeated by High School

Lose Practice Game on Tuesday by Close Score of 4 to 3 – Seven Innings Played.

The practice game Tuesday between the high school and Y.M.C.A. base ball teams, resulted in a victory for the high school by a score of 4 to 3. The game was very close, as can be seen from the score, and had nine innings been played instead of seven the result might have been different. Both teams played excellent ball. The line-up was as follows:

High School Y.M.C.A.
Koll catch Barton
Schuknecht pitch Tyrrell
J. Benn first base Boggs
Beightol second base Hart
Art Anderson shortstop Bardue
G. Benn third base Bird
Albert Anderson right field Conkey
De Voe center field Post
McGinnis left field Burnham

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6
May

More Money in Sight for Central Section Men

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: May 6, 1903

More Money in Sight for Central Section Men

Announcement Made Public That Company Has Voluntarily Granted Ten Per Cent Raise.

Illinois Central section men are rejoicing in the news that the company voluntarily had advanced the wages of its section men 10 per cent on the entire system, the advance to date from May 1. The raise will effect (sic) all men working on sections from foremtn (sic) to the cheapest laborer. The men had not asked for a raise and that makes the announcement all the more pleasing.

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6
May

Fire Causes Slight Loss

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: May 6, 1903

Fire Causes Slight Loss

Barn Owned by L.L. Leighton Burned on Tuesday Evening

Loss Covered by Insurance

Cause of Fire is Not Known – Horse and Carriages Saved from the Building.

The department was called out on a long run Tuesday afternoon about 8 o’clock, the fire being in the barn on the premises of L.L. Leighton on Second avenue north and Sixteenth street. It is not exactly known just how the fire started, as no one discovered it until the whole upper story was ablaze. Forgetting the telephine (sic) in the house one of the boys, who was around home ran several blocks to a fire alarm box and turned in an alarm.

Mrs. Leighton had in the mean time telephoned the department, but in her excitement, forgot to tell where the fire was. This necessitated a stop of several minutes to locate where the call had come from, and by the time the department arrived it was too late to save the barn. The carriages and horses were all gotten out safely.

The loss will be about $235 of which there is about $185 insurance. Two other barns in the vicinity were rather badly scorched, and it was thought for a time that they would go, but the department paid all its attentionto these barns, when they saw that the Leighton barn was lost, and so prevented the loss of the two others.

The fire was first discovered by Willie Leighton when he went to the barn to look after the horse. He was just in time to get the animal out, as in a few more moments it would have been impossible to enter the building.

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