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   Webster City Tribune (Newspaper) - July 11, 1902, Webster City, Iowa                                VOLUME XVIII WEBSTER CITY HAMILTON JULY 5 DAVID DEFRANGE DROWNED IN THE BOONE Was In to Swim Across Swollen Waters and Lost His BODY NOT YET David son of and was drowned in the Boone river at Tunnel yesterday afternoon at about 4 The body has not yet been DeFrance was a young man about 24 years of Together with Will a he was bathing in the river about seven miles south of the city at the old Tunnel mill location near which the De Frances After having been in the water David expressed a wish to swim across the swollen waters to the other Meyers dissuaded him from attempting the feat at the particular point where they were because of the ex treme swiftness of the To gether the young men went further down the where the current appeared to be not so and started When about half way over who was noted that DeFrance was losing He called back to him to catch hold of the top of a tree protruding from the waters and rest a bit before attempt ing to make the rest of the DeFrance grasped a poised himself upon it a and then sank into the treacherous His condition was not at first realized but when he did not soon appear Meyers feared a possible DeFrance did not come to the surface as is usual when people are and noth ing has been seen of him since his dis appearance under the Whether he was in some manner drawn under by being caught in the tree top or or was seized with will likely never be The body probably caught in floating debris or flooded roots and bushes which prevented its A search Ing party was at once organized and a systematic dragging of the river bed Word was sent to this where relatives of the DeFrance family Dynamite and other high ex plosives were secured and a party left the city early this morning to join in the David DeFrance was well known in this He had worked in the tile factory and at other places about He bore an excellent reputation and was a general favorite among those who were his Webster City citizens in general will sym pathize with the stricken family and relatives upon whom the accident has cast a terrible burden of Our Reputation Boone Republican Webster the Philadelphia of was stirred to unusual activity last Friday and several people got their heads smashed in the fray with the My I My And Webster City has always been such a good Fell From Box Brakeiuan John Powers has been taken to where he is suffer ing from a painful injury resulting from a fall from a swiftly moving freight He was making his way to the caboose while the train was swiftly proceeding towards Fort Dodge from this When near HiKhview he slipped and fell to the ground He managed to walk back to this city where he was cared for and taken on to The train went on to Fort Dodge before the crew missed The cords of his neck and back are badly PERMANENT CAMPING GROUNDS appropriation to equip and maintain a permanent state camp for the national In his opinion it would not only be a matter of econo but it would result in the better ment of the state troops in every General in said The state should have long ago estab lished a state Had such a camp been in existence when the Iowa troops were called for in the SpanishAmer ican the four regiments could have been equipped and mus tered in with much less While it is not probable such a condition of affairs will again come it is and it would be wise to pro vide for all It would take an appropriation of about and with this a fine camp and drill grounds of 360 acres could be As it is it takes one day to open a camp and another day to break so two days of the week are really With a state camp one regi ment could march in and take the quarters of the regiment marching out or the entire state force of four regi ments could be drilled in camp at the same The location here of the army post with its garrison of regulars would furnish an object lesson for the state and the post officers would undoubtedly do everything in their power to assist in the training of the volunteer soldiers of the With a half section of good land near the new army post the state would have a camp that would be worth a hundred times what it would and I feel certain I will be able to convince the legislators that it timely move to is a wise and COMPANY C IS HOME FROM Arrived WednesdayAfter 3 Days in Camp They Were Ordered to Abon don Their After three days of camp life in an old slough bed at the Fiftyfirst regiment received orders Wednesday to break camp and abandon the Company C of this city arrived home Wednesday The spot chosen for the camp was south of the Illinois Central depot near the race It was an unfortunate location but the only available spot near the town of Fonda where a sol diers camp could be The matter of was really immaterial as the recent continued rains would make any spot extremely dangerous to the health of volunteer The spot where the regiment encamped more than ordinarily The boys drilled in mud and water and slept in damp No man could come in from drill with dry The abandonment of the camp was unfortunate but absolutely Whether at some later time the camp will be resumed is not yet If it be resumed it is likely to be some time in the SILAS JOHNSON DID NOT First that He Had Done so is Authentically DeniedBoy Was in BAEELY ESCAPED The report which reached this city Wednesday night and was printed in the Des Moinea and Chicago to the effect that Silas Johnson had com mitted suicide by drowning himself in Mud is Johnson was not drowned but had a narrow escape from He was swimming in the which at this time is over its with some other boys when he choked and sank to the He was res by the other boys and saved from a watery The report which reached this city was at the time considered au It was to the effect that young who is under indict ment for placing obstructions on the Northwestern track north of Jewell last March and attempting to wreck a freight had brooded over his ap proaching trial in September until he had became morose and had ended il all by coiuitting suicide in the Much difficulty was experienced Thurs day in getting a true report of matters It may be accepted as how that the lad was not nor had he contemplated suicide but that through an accident he barely es caped death by His trial last April resulted in i disagreement of the jury and the lad who is but seventeen years of was released on the boy is not strong mentally such as was circulated might eeam very plan The Weather and the When things are at their worst the begin to says the Ti all appearances we have arrived a that and may now consult th nd conference a settlement had not teen but the representatives or both sides reported They aid that concessions had been made which it was hoped would result in an early that some questions n dispute came up upon which parties the conference were not fully ad vised and wanted time to o an adjournment was taken to this when a third conference will e Both sides are hopeful that a settlement will be effected at At the conference yesterday after noon the talk was purely the persons present canvassed the sit uation in a general way and no pro osals looking to a settlement were At the opening of the con erence last which lasted until after 11 the representa tives of the Mutual led off by offering recognize the union and to sign up he scale it has This looked lavorable to a speedy but as the conference progressed some con ditions were suggested by Bandy and Martin which the represen tatives of the union were not ready to It was stated that the Mutual desired to retain the operators it now lias in its service and to fill the places that are vacant from among the strikers or union This was not ac ceptable to the It also asked that it have the right in the future to employ whomever it sees fit for oper ators so long as it pays the union The Mutual also wanted to reserve the right in the future to em ploy whomever it sees fit without reference to whether such employes are members of the union or ALBERT BUTLER FELL FROM Was Repairing Crooked Greek Structure it Border Sustain ed Net Mens Shoes Your Choice of any to Shoe in our store at Look in Our Patent Vici Va lour all the best and newest We treat our shoe stock the same as our No Broken Lines Carried CHARLES One Price THE CREAM ROLLER Let the ft Des Moines News The board of park commissioners have heatd from the people in no uncertain tones in regard to granting right of way to the DOB Moines Northern Iowa railway to enter this Public sentiment is overwhelmingly in favor of admitting the railway on liberal It should be done with out There is and very re spectable but it represents a and will gracefully and patriotically yield to the majority sen Let us have this railway without unnecessary Let us show the world that Den Moiucs is a live with au open door to all legitimate enterpri A Fine Appearance Adjutant General Byers Such a Suggests Adjutant General Byers is advocat ing a permanent camp for the Iowa National All the company C boys who were soaked at Fonda will fall in with the The Des Moiues Register and Leader has the following Adjutant General Byers returned Tuesday from a brief inspection of the camp of the Fiftysecond Iowa at Fonda and made the statement that when the next legislature of Iowa con venes he will ask the lawmakers for an That Webster City is one of the best appearing towns in the state is ad uiit ted by everybody who bus visited it in late and that this fine ap coupled with its business induces people to locate here cannot bo Eobie of the GraphicHerald says in his paper this week On visiting this city we were exceedingly well pleased with its ap fascinated with its pleasant and homelike residences and its ap parently contented and prosperous peo We were also very favorably im pressed with the business energy pre vailing the atmosphere with scarcely an empty business house to be We at onoe decided that we had found the right log to ascertain our Tha we have met with serious loss is unde Thousands of acres of corn and other grain have been ruined an the past week seemed to lend enconr agement to the dispairing spirits wh found that all was A survey o the fields over the high lands in Ham ilton county justifies the predictioi that should the weather now settle a fair crop is still Contrary to all in spite of the unprece dented the greater part of the small grain is still standing and filling unusually With no fur ther rain by the time it ripens the ground will be settled sufficiently to carry harvesting Lack of help will cause some inconvenience in as much as the early hay and the early oats harvest will come nearly Corn on the uplands is very promising good reasonably a good stand and as large as usual this time of Farmers are manifesting some surprise at the failure of some tiled lands in saving the It may be say the oldest inhabi that no such June and thus far in has been known in Iowa with in the life of a For nor mal conditions the tiled land would have satisfied all reasonable expecta Flat however must necessarily suffer in exceptionally wet Potatoes that are not sub merged promise a great and pas tures not under never yielded more feed than the present A general survey over the fields nortl of the Ohio will show great destructioi of crops and other property alont streams and bottom but tin high lauds over that scope is still ful of BO report Agents and Canvassers A few good agents in this and ail joining Business plenum and suitable for both ladies and gout 1 Exceptionally large commission Call on 000 Blul this The Strike Des July and representing th Mutual telephone Mayo Breuton and Aldermen Brentou an Van representing the an Minton and for th Trades together with th strike committee of the telephou operators held two conference yesterday in the hopes of reaching settlement of the telephone strike i so far as it relates to the Mutual con I At the adjournment of the BOO The Crooked Creeks roadbed be tween this city and Lehigh is in terri ble shape since the late heavy Wednesday Albert Butler met with an accident at one of the bridges on this road near Border While at tempting to make repairs on it he fell into the creek bed He struck upon his back and outstretched arms upon the rough stones in the Hia escape from more serious injuries than he sustained was extremely Butler has been firing on the rooked Creek When the train Border Plains Wednesday it was found that the bridge was he crew abandoned the train and egan work upon the While audling a slippery stringer iutler lost his balance and fell back vards a distance of twelve feet into lie stony bottom of the creek He was picked up by his fellow train men and taken into the engine cab where he His wrists and were severely cut and his back The nature of the damage to the nidge was such that the train could proceed no further and with Ent er aboard they returned to this The injuries sustained by Butler are not considered His is deemed very lucky as the bed was strewn about with placed there to keep the channel Dam ige to the Crooked Creek roadbed and bridges all along the line are such that general repairs will be needed upon al most every mile of the road between this city and Abbie Blanche Twogood was born nt Linn on January lu Juno of the simii1 year the family moved to the farm west of this city where they have re sided the greater part of the time She was educated in the dis trict school near her homo and in the high school in this She gradu ated from the latter in 1S91 and since that time has been engaged us a teacher in the schools of the county and this She taught three years in the sixth grade of the city schools and was recently to the seventh Although of a retiring disposition she was always popular with her school mates and was very successful in her work as a Since the death of her father two years she has been the mainstay of her mother who is al most prostrated by her taking Besides her mother she leaves a younger brother and a number of among whom are the Ford fam ily formerly of this and and the Brown family of New Machinery Now A carload of new machinery which was recently purchased by Guy Stearns is now installed at the Cream Roller Mills and is in full working With the installation of this new machinery the mill has practically undergone a Not only has the system been greatly enlarged but also the which is now seventyfive barrels per The mill under its new construction contains eighteen elevators through which the in its various stages of is elevated to the third story and passed through the different After the wheat passes through the sifter which separates the different it is passed through several where it is not only dusted but scoured as By means of the various elevators it then passes through the different machines which grind and separate the bran and pulverize the flour portions of the grain after separating the portions unfit for the best Stearns is making the mill thoroughly uptodate in every Not only has he added a fine lot of new machinery to the but in the per son of of has secured a superintendent who is con versant with every phase of the mill ing Reedy has been miller and milling machinist for thirtytwo He has but recently taken charge of the work He is well liked by patrons and as a miller and foreman is aggressive and abreast of the times in all louring improve Wo are glad to note the evi dence of increasing prosperity in this homo Perfume Get the but pay as little you That is our method of buying and you can make it Poor perfumes are an extravagance at any Knowing well what brands of perfumes arc most fragrant and asting our efforts are directed to vards buying them at the closest The savingwe thus make s passed on to our If ou appreciate and distinctive and de sire to pay only a very moderate we have them for The Newspaper and the The experienced city newspaper who handles many country exchanges every is always greatly impressed with one thing when ho takes a trij through the towns where the papers are observes the Sioux Cit With very few and possibly with no exceptions at all lie notices that the impression gained of the towns from reading their local papers is somewhat better than that obtained by actual survey of the com At first glance the town does not look as or as or as prosperous as one judges it should look after rending its one or more To the people of the towns this fact is of more than passing Of course it is that the idea conveyed by the local newspaper of the general char jaoter of the community is and that upon investigation it would be proved But appearances are often deceitful to the and if it were not for the local newspapers his first impression might discourage Memories of a live and clean local containing a liberal amount of contribute wonderful sustaining powers to the faithof the and if he stops to look into affairs his faith is usually When this happens not only ouce but several times in the course of a season it means a great deal to the commun The belief is quite fixed that the town is as good as its judged in a relative and this pop ular belief has tremendous influence for or against the The country newspaper gets at the heart of things reflects tho best that there is in busi ness and The town is pro claimed abroad just as it is by the lo cal and the best introduction it ever gets to tho outside is through A Williams Wasp It is rumored that tho store room of the new Odd Fellows block has been rented by Grab schied of Webster and will he occupied by them with a big stock of clothing and gents furnishing   

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