Webster City Man’s Furniture

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: Sept. 14, 1903

Webster City Man’s Furniture

Attached by Officers for Debts Owed.

George Mackown, Manager of Northwestern Felt Shoe Company, Has Disappeared.

Webster City, Sept. 14 – The household goods of George Mackown, the ex-manager of the old Northwestern Felt Shoe Company, were taken in possession Friday by the sheriff on an attachment to secure payment of a $1,000 note held by the Hamilton County State Bank. All the property in the house was removed, including furniture, carpets, bedding, cooking utensils and bric-a-brac. This was probably the finest and most luxuriously furnished house in the city.

Included in the seizure were the piano and angelus valued at $700 ($16,764 today) and two leather chairs that cost $150 ($3,592 today). Everything went to satisfy the claims against the missing felt shoe factory manager. The horse and carriages had already been taken by the authorities to satisfy other claims and nothing now remains in the residence on Willson avenue.

Meanwhile, Mackown continues to flit from corner to corner of the continent. Recent information just received here says that he is at present in British Columbia, attempting to start a shoe factory in that locality. Reliable information has been received in this city to the effect that Mackown was not in SEattle at the time of the mailing of the letter which came to his attorney in this city some time ago. The letter was sent from New York to the Pacific coast city and there remailed by a friend.

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