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Saturday Evening Post: Oct. 21, 1893

Life’s Eventful Drama

Touches of Tragedy and Chunks of Comedy to the Passing Play on the World’s Great Stage of Human Action.

The Players’ Entrances and Exits.

A Faithful Reproduction of Seven Days’ Scenes And Incidents in Local Life in Which We all Are Actors.

The “Midway Plaisance,” the name under which the social at the armory was given last Wednesday evening, was by no means a misnomer, for the hall was decorated, adorned and populated as one who had never seen the original Midway would imagine it might look. Booths attended by charming maidens adorned in various oriental costumes were scattered about over the large hall and the wares they handled went like red lemonade at a circus. The novelty of the name was the means of drawing a large crowd, and the result was a neat sum secured to the society, for whose benefit it was given.

A man who had been fleecing the counties of Kussuth (sic) and Humboldt with wolf skins, claimed to have been killed in these counties, and who had already worked Webster county for $35 in the same manner, was arrested here Wednesday while trying to work Auditor Cunningham for bounty on three more skins. He was taken to Kossuth county for prosecution.

Judge Hyatt granted an injunction this week restraining the county auditor from entering Rosanna Arnold’s property upon the tax book for guttering and curbing assessments. The description is lots 7 and 9 block 16 and the amount assessed was $441.00 (about $11,734 today). The property owner claims damage to the property by the grading that was done.

The Swedish Grieg Mandskor went to Badger last Tuesday to give one of their musical entertainments there for the benefit of the Norwegian Lutheran church. This organization is a very strong one, the chorus consisting of nearly twenty voices.

The committee on bridges let the contract last Tuesday for repairing the Lehigh bridge. Bids were as follows: J. Daniels & Co., $380; O.H. Larson, $447; C.T. Gustafson, $565; J.T. O’Connor, $595. The contract was given to Daniels & Co., who reside at Lehigh.

It appears that the prohibitionists of Webster county have reconsidered their endorsement of C.W. Newton for county treasurer and placed upon their ticket Mr. D.K. Lincoln instead. This is the way the ticket is filed with the county auditor.

The university of Iowa foot ball team got beautifully wallopped (sic) by the Denver atheletic (sic) club team in Denver last Saturday. The score stood 58 to 0. Should think the boys would be ashamed to come home.

Mrs. Jacob Mericle, of Holiday creek, one of Webster County’s pioneer settlers, died at her home last Wednesday, aged 72 years. She leaves a husband and a large family of children to mourn her loss.

A man in Meadville, Pa., has invented a barometer which not only indicates the weather in advance, but will sound a continuous alarm before the approach of cyclones and other death dealing storms.

The ladies of the Presbyterian church gave a most enjoyable social at the Armory last Friday evening. A large crowd was highly entertained by the very excellent musical program provided by the ladies.

John Koll has broken ground for a two story brick building, 22×30, on First avenue south, adjoining O.M. Oleson’s warehouse. Mr. Oleson will begin in a few days to veneer his with brick.

M.F. Byrne and Miss Kate McClarney were married at the home of the bride’s mother in this city Wednesday morning. The young couple left for Chicago on a wedding trip.

Four new recruits for the U.S. army have been secured in this city, as follows: S.A. Brown, Will H. Brown, Robert Curliss and Roscoe King. They all enlist for three years.

The vault door of the American Express company was closed a couple days this week, because the combination would not work. It had to be drilled open.

A. W. Braley has resigned his position with the Mason City Times and was spending a few days calling upon Fort Dodge friends the first of the week.

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They Won in the Box Contest

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: Jan. 10, 1903

They Won in the Box Contest

Misses Hannah Hanson and Jennie Pollock Receive Highest Number of Ballots

Voting Was Lively Today

Miss Hanson Received 212 Votes and Miss Pollock 93. Other Teachers in the Race

Miss Hannah Hanson and Miss Jennie Pollock are the winners in the Messenger box contest for the performance of Charles B. Hanford, in “Much Ado About Nothing,” at the Midland on next Monday evening. Having received the highest number of votes in the contest for the post popular school teacher of Fort Dodge they are each entitled to a box for this performance and have the privilege of inviting five friends to occupy it with them.

The voting was fast and furious this morning. Miss Hanson’s friends rallied to her support, and when the time came to count the ballots at noon, she was found to have 212 of the little paper slips to her credit. Miss Jennie Pollock who was the favorite on Friday, did not do so well today, but came next with 93 votes.

Miss Ella Fin had many friends who exerted themselves in her behalf and she received 74 votes.

The full list of teachers for whom coupons were cast is as follows:

Hannah Hanson
Jennie Pollock
Ella Fink
Grace Fibbs
Maude Herrick
Cora Newton
Florence Anderson
Myrtle Hill

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Short Messages

   Posted by: admin    in Miscellaneous notices, People

The Evening Messenger: May 2, 1899

Short Messages

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bergess Hurley, a girl.

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George Walters is closing his sale of Wennerstrum bankrupt stock this week.

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C.M. Rudesill is unable to be at his place of business on account of sickness.

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C.W. Newton has taken a position with the Chronicle as book-keeper and canvasser.

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Lost – A pair of steel-bowed spectacles, on Central avenue. Finder please leave at this office.

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R.V. Brown has purchased the John Collins property on Fifth avenue south, just east of the C.W. Gardner residence. The property will be rented.

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A chance has been made in the management of the Salvation Army. Capt. Trusty has been transfererd (sic) to Huron S.D., and his place here has been taken by Capt. Tallman.

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Do you want help? Have you lost anything? Have you property for sale house for rent or any of the numerous “wants” and “losts”? If you have any of these you will find The Messenger want column just the place to get direct returns. It is one of the most interesting columns in the paper and is located on first page where it is read with interest every evening.

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The drawing for the quilt to be raffled by Mrs. J.A. Dodge will take place at the house Friday.

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Five teachers took the examinations with County Superintendent Findlay Friday and Saturday.

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Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Corey have closed up their house for the present and will spend the next month in Lehigh.

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The funeral of Mrs. M.G. Sperry occurred today from her home in Otho, the body being buried in Otho Cemetery.

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The death of Mrs. J.R. Clark occurred Monday at her home in Kalo. Deceased was 49 years of age. She was buried at 11 o’clock this morning in the Otho cemetery.

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Sioux City Tribune: A horseless carriage has been ordered for private use by a Fort Dodge business man. There is an air about that town that is good for other things besides pneumatic tires.

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The tags which will be place on all dogs by the city as a token of respectability have arrived and will be on demand after today. All dogs must wear these tags or they will be shot by the city marshal.

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At the council meeting last evening Charles Peterson was awarded the contract for putting in the storm sewer on First avenue south. Bids were received from John Riley and Frank McCann, but Mr. Peterson’s bid was considerably cheaper than any of the others and he was awarded the contract.

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Joe Cuppett who for the past seven or eight years has been doing the transfer business for the Fort Dodge Grocery house has sold his outfit to Dwight Lemon who will in the future operate this department of business for the grocery house. Mr. Cuppett has not yet decided upon what he will do in the future.

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Des Moines Leader: It now seems that the Fort Dodge Cyrano de Bergerac club is composed entirely of male membership. The girls’ association club is called the “Cinderella.” The Leader having been called down by the Post for saying that the young women poked their noses into other people’s affairs will now recant and make correction that they have simple put their foot in it – the slipper, of course.

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The soda fountains of the city are being charged, cleaned and put in readiness for the spring and summer demand for cooling drinks that will soon be with us. The work of preparing the fountains and charging them is a task of considerable magnitude and the merchants have been engaged in the work for some time. The sizzling soda water and the refreshing ice cream soda will soon be on tap.

George Gillman the obliging clerk of Campbell and Tower’s drug store spent Sunday with Webster City friends.

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The past week has witnessed considerable damage in the vicinity from the high winds. Among those who have been sufferers is Henry Hayler whose windows were blown in and his carpets and other interior furnishings considerably damaged by the rain. Another sufferer is Isaac Bird of Elkhorn who had several of his outbuildings injured. The roofs were torn from the barn, corn crib and buggy shed and some other damage done. Hans P. Greggerson, a farmer living near the poor farm, reports that a barn on his place was lifted from the foundation and completely turned around.

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A good representation of the Y.M.C.A. wheelman met at the association rooms Monday evening and perfected an organization. The members seemed to be enthusiastic and the prospect for an active membership is good. The following officers were elected: president, Dr. A.H. McCreight; captain, Irving Gates; secretary and treasurer, Almond Cochran. A committee of three consisting of R.H. Green, M.D. Hillegas and E.M. VanPatten was appointed to draw up a written constitution. A meeting will be held next Monday evening when this constitution will be presented for acceptance or rejection.

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L.S. Coffin has been invited to be the guest of the Biennial International convention which meets in New Orleans, La., May 8. The delegates of the north and Canada have a special train of Pullmans over the Illinois Central from Chicago and he is to meet them there and to be honored as their guest on the train and at the convention. This is a very large convention. There will be from 500 to 1,000 delegates besides several hundred visiting brothers of the order. He left this morning for Des Moines and from there will go on to Chicago. A large number will visit the home for disabled trainmen at Highland Park while in Chicago. Mr. Coffin goes into Chicago ahead of time to make ready for the visitors.

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Go to Phillips and Lockyer for hose, hose reals (sic), and lawn sprinklers.

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