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Moorland Bad Man in Jail

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: June 19, 1903

Moorland Bad Man in Jail

Jim Roy, Who Threw His Roomer’s Trunk Down Stairs is Lodged in County Jail.

Is Serving 30 Day Sentence

Roy Preferred to Serve Time in Jail Rather Than Let Town of Moorland Get Benefit of Monday From His Fine.

Jim Roy, a citizen of Moorland, is waiting out a thirty day sentence in the county jail. James inclined to be quarrelsome in his cupes, and this is the cause of his present predicament. The immediate cause of his incarceration, si that hte threw the turnk of one of the lodgers in the hostelry which he keeps at Moorland, down stairs, badly demolishing the trunk, and causing some detriment to the banisters.

The citizens of Moorland decided that something must be done with Roy, and haled him before Justice F.L. Horgeson, who fined him $25 and costs, or the equivalent time in jail. When Roy found that his fine, if he paid it, would go to the town of Moorland, he decided to spite the town, and is waiting it out in jail.

There is some talk of making an effort to send him to the inebriates’ home.

Roy has had the reputation of being a bad man when in his cups for some time. Some time ago, he kicked the whole front out of the Moorland saloon and later broke out of jail when he was locked up.

Sheriff Oleson went to Moorland on Thursday and returned with Roy.

The Fort Dodge Messenger: June 13, 1905

Co-operative Store at Moorland

Company is Incorporated at The Farmers Elevator Company of Moorland

Many Farmers are Interested

The Company Plans to Handle Every Kind of a Business That Would be Needed There – Will Operate An Elevator, a Store and Real Estate.

Articles of incorporation were filed with the County Recorder in this city this morning, incorporating “The Farmers Elevator Company of Moorland.” This company has among its stockholders all the principal business men of that place as well as many farmers of the  surrounding country.

The articles of incorporation give considerable space to the kind of business the company is to engage in. The company has among its objects the operation of a grain elevator, the running of a co-operative store, which will handle dry goods, groceries, hardware, farm implements, boots and shoes and in fact all other products ever handled by a general store and will in addition transact real estate business.

The elevator is also to be run on a very liberal basis and the company will handle grain, live stock, swine, sheep and all dairy products. The company is organized in a way to indicate that it meant to absorb all business interests in that town.

The articles of incorporation do not give the capital stock, but allows for an increase in the stock up to $25,000 while the company is to have $3,000 paid up stock in the treasury on its date of incorporation which is June 10.

The president of the company is to be Joe Fiala. The vice president is T.A. McCarville. James A. Halligan is secretary while E.J. Halligan is treasurer. The other stockholders in the ocmpany on the date of its incorporation are as follows. F.G. Cochran, E.C. Kusterer, Joe McCarville, E.S. Fiala, Joseph Stanek, B.E. Peterson, F.H. Blunck, M.J. Barrett, N.L. Ornis, and Mr. J. Frosland.

(Editor’s note: The inflation calculator gives the amount of $598,737 in 2010 dollars for the original $25,000, and $71,484 for the original $3,000.)

The Fort Dodge Messenger: March 1, 1904

Conway Brothers Sell Store

O’Connor & McCarville Trade for Moorland Property

This Change Will Take Place At Once – 160 Acres of Land Figures in the Exchange

A large real estate transaction is about to be closed by which the firm of O’Connor & McCarville, real estate dealers, become owners of the general merchandise and grain business of Conway Brothers at Moorland. The deal includes the buildings of the firm and was the result of a trade of 160 acres of valuable land in the vicinity of Storm Lake. The value of the land is given at $70 per acre.

Just what the plans of Messrs. David and Eustace Conway are for the future is not known yet. It is the intention of the firm who now own the stock to place P.A. McCarville at the head and conduct it the same as it was when owned by Messrs. Conway.