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Webster City Tribune (Newspaper) - July 21, 1905, Webster City, Iowa Historical Department VOLUME XX WEBSTER HAMILTON JULY MORE ABOUT THE The City of Portland and Portland The Buildings and Other Things of AS SEEN BY J Trees Four Hundred Fifty Years Fishing in the Colum bia July Since my last I have spent another day at the one day on Portland Heights and a half day in the city Among other buildings and displays which attract attention and call forth favorable com ment is the Missouri ful in architectural design and in The entire wall of a large room represents the state as a garden with principal cities of the state properly rivers and mountains with the hidden treasure brought to the surface laying in plain Then throughout other apart ments of the building are displayed the states fruitage and cereals of which corn is the finest and in great The next place to receive special mention is Portland reached by a serpentine course of the citys electric Every thing is made to climb in this A twenty per cent grade IB not an un common thing for cars and while in Iowa a roar would be made over a ten per cent On the main highways we reach the highest point after crossing yawning chasms and hugging rocky cliffs at something over the city Then a walk of two blocks brings us to the foot of the observatory which stands fully 200 feet The several verandas and balconies are reached by an elevator up through the The top of all ia surmounted by a huge and powerful whose scope takes in the whole Willamette Adams and Helen and the Columbia From where we sit we have a birds eye view of this wide expanse of and with a background of the evergreen fir forests reaching to the summits of all elevations except the three above men which are snow capped the year To stand in one spot and eee all this and the city of Portland with its people all quiet and silent save the bellow and roar of some Incoming sea IB truly enough to ones mind to wondering bow all these things came into How long ago was this all Here we fir trees over nine feet in perfectly tally 300 feet high and 130 feet to the limb or and scientific woodsmen tell us bow old that tree is by the rings of bat I do oot care to repeat all that I hear in this They have a log or block oat of a tree from Arizona which is some fonr feet through and estimated to be 450 years At the height of fifty feet from the ground was found a perfect head and horns of a wild mountain goat and the horns indicate that the goat was 160 years old when he thoughtlessly maneuvered with his horns among the boughs of that ever green bush Thin I took a run on the Oregon Short Line out twelve miles to the quiet little burg of Fair view to visit friends of twentyone years whom we found not all of is abroad in thin beauty spot It seems that no locality is fce from the footprints of his stately Today we take a rod and reel and the necessary can of bait and hie away to the of the called pond number Throw in our line and being in somewhat of a harry to catch the first fish I pulled at the first nibble and got no A little a sat by my lifted his rod and had two He bad given me the rod with only one Then I felt tired and spit on my bait and tried By this lant 6r act I retain my record as a successful We got about thirty in all and bad a good days This locality if the pear and plum belt of High on the slopes can be distinguished the prune while the valley and all plateaus are cleared and they grow fine timothy and oats and I pulled several stalks of wheat five feet They BOW two bushel to the acre of wheat but it does not stool with Alfalfa will cut three crops without irrigation on the bottom j The climate here healthful and The odor of the fir tim ber ia ever present and tends to pro dace restful sleep and a coming I have my pockets full of Black Republican and Royal Ann cher ries nearly the whole time and it will be hard for me to quit them when the time I would give a pocket fall of cherries to hear Arnolds pigs squeal I have not seen an ear of Oregon grown corn nor a pen of fat porkers since coming into the or leaving for that I have not been in the city all the time We are planning a trip up the Columbia river this week to visit the of which more later A new and Harry Whiteman are celebrating the arrival of a bouncing baby boy which came to their home July It weighs eight and a half pounds and is as handsome as its WILL OPEN NEW GROCERY STORE SAD DEATH FROM DEADLY SEWER GAS Little Johnnie Five Year Son of and Passes SHERIFF WINS CONDITION WAS Remains Taken to Council Bluffs and Other Children Removed to Hos pital for Miller and Ben Coale Have Formed and Will go Into Grocery HAVE LEASED WITTE BUILDING AGAINST Bad Case of the Little Love Sods Doings Upset by Sheriff Thompson the Other RESTORES GIRL TO Strapping Young man who Bluffed Sweethearts Parents no Match for Will Open up as Soon as the Bunker Hughes Company Move to Bur leson Miller and Ben Coale have formed a copartnership and will go into the grocery business in this They have leased the An Witte building now occupied by the Bunker Hughes company and will start the new grocery store September or as soon as the company move into the old Burleson building as a part of the Webster City Mercantile The new firm name will be Miller Miller is well known as a trust reliable and business having been a resident of Web ster City for many He waB formerly engaged in the boot and shoe business Coale has been employed in the and com pany groceries for several years and understands the badness in all its de He is also a thoroughly reliable and very deserving yonng Coale has resigned his position with the and will take a much needed rest and vacation before the time arrives to open the new Success to Miller and CURATOR Recovering From the Effects ef an fir Cataract of Left Register and Leader Curator Charles Aldrich of the state historical department was able to leave the hos pital after success fully undergoing an operation for the removal of a cataract from one of his He was able to write notes to riends in Des Moines apprising them of his He says that he is slowly improving and believes that he will be able to return to his work in Des Moines within a short it takes a considerable time for the wound in sach an operation to He does not suiter the danger of the growth of a cataract on the other Aldrich has been highly complimented by his friends his courage and fortitude in going to the operating room at his advanced Little Johnnie the five year old son of Sulli who had been dangerously ill two died Wednesday evening at 6 oclock at the family home on West Second The remains were taken to Council Thursday morning where the funeral was hold that after The Sallivan family formerly made that place their home and both and Sullivans parents reside Upon the advice of Des mond the two younger who are also suffering with the same malady which caused the death of Little were taken along and will be placed in a The death of little Johnnie is a peculiarly sad The symptoms of his disease were those usually mani in cases of summer complaint and commonly caused by the extreme heat and the eating of green The little lad was treated for this and a trained nurse from Fort Dodge was caring for Everything possible to relieve him was done bat the little lad steadily worse and finally a specialist from Omaha was He coald note no in treatment which would be beneficial and after a day returned Investiga tions made by Desmond revealed the fact that the disease which has manifested itself in the Sullivan family was the result of sewer There was a connection from the cellar of the house to the sewer but there was no trap to protect the connection from emitting the deadly sewer gas into the The fact that there was no trap there had never been suspected and would not have been discovered bat for the care ful examination of the place made by It was not suspected that the condi tion of the little boy was anything but summer complaint until Tuesday when mother of Sulli who had come from Council Bluffs to aid the was also taken with the Her coming down with it showed it to be either contagions or a result of some other It was then that the investigation was began which revealed that a deadly sewer gas was pervading the emitted from a sewer pipe with no trap in Many and various rumors of sanitary conditions in the neighborhood have been The stories have started from the facts aa given above and there is no danger of contagion spread ing to other Disinfectants have been used in the Sallivan home and clothes and house furnishings thor The death of little Johnnie is a ter blow to the That the ruthless baud of death should in a manner so unsuspected makes the case a very sad are well known in the city and have a great many friends who will deeply sympathize with them over the loss of a bright and promising young It is hoped that treatment in a hos pital will bring the other two children back to health The family will remain in Council Bluffs dining tho illness of the Owing tn tho presence of the deadly gas in their it was necessary that the family move and it would them no more to go to a hospital than to move into another It was their wish to bury the little boy at the ola hence the other sick children were taken to the same place and will be given the best of medical treatment in a Sheriff Thompson has been called upon in many peculiar cases since his incumbency of the but none quite like the one he settled a few days It was a case of some of Cupids doings and a bad It happened on the east The girl in the case was but fourteen years of She was keeping company with a young man several years her Her parenta objected to daughter going with the The is a strapping young sapling and something of a bluffer The girls father had forbidden him permission to to see his He came anyhow and he and the girl took long walks and went wherever and whenever they The girls father was afraid of the man and the latter knew it One evening when the strapping young sappy and the giddy young girl were out at one of the neighbors with gathering of yonng people having a pleasant social the sheriff was given a tip on the situation and ashed to return the girl to her He bitched up his horse and finally landec near the house where the waja going He Inquired of some o yomig people in the yard it knew of anyone who wanted a job 011 a They did said 1 understand So and the boy whom h looking for a Doesnt be live about here somewhere he is in the house there yon can see him if yon want So creating any disturbance the sheriff entered the took the yonng lady under his arm and returned her sobbing to her The young swain while not in the least afraid of the father of his lady was less of the officer of the and offered no resistance to the the sheriff After taking care of the Thompson gave a few words of advice to the young fellow and has heard nothing of the case Round one has therefore re one cares to buy a farm near a dead no matter how much land is The condition of Rockwell is exactly what will happen if the farmers around a good town will set about destroying it by and unfair The farmers movement was all right if it bad stopped at the proper bat it went the whole and destroyed the and it hurt them more than the small profits he merchants were making upon the goods sold They have saved a ittle on their goods and destroyed the value of their farms as a Real Estate Josie Stebbins et al to Bertha 40 a of part of nw qr n of R t Carrie Reams and to Bertha 40 a of part of nw qr n if R R Iver Nelson and wf to Bertha 40 a of part of nw qr n of R R Ole Kelson and wf to Bertha Jondal 40 a of part of uw qr n of R R F Millard to Bertha of part of n hf nw qr n of R R 8 M M B Woodall and husb to Harry Moore 2 blk 57 W C FAMILY SICK FROM THE ORGANIZE LOAN TRUST Local Parties Form Corporation to Engage in Business of Buying and Sell ing AUTHORIZED CAPITAL To be Known as Security Title Trust for Bus iness August CHLOROFORM AND ROB and Formerly of This Principals in Sensational Wife Fainted When Burglar Placed his Hands Under Her salted disastrously for Dan It was found oat later that this eame couple were contemplating a trip to Fort Dodge where they were to have been married with another Webster City It was to have been a double The action of the blocked the The couple with whom they were to have been married were Mies daughter of and Clark and KILLING OF A GOOD In the neighborhood of fifty Webster Maccabees Will The uniform rank of the Knights of the Maccabees of the state of Iowa will hold their annual picnic this year at Wednesday and August 9 and Several ball will famish A delegation from the ai City families are enjoying camp life at attending different places in the nearby at least one What Unfair Business did to the Once Prosperous Town of A company composed of Webster City men has just been organized for the purpose of dealing in farm mort The corporation is to be known as the Security Title Trust Com pany and the authorized capital is divided into 2oO shares of The company has purchased the abstract and loan business of and will occupy the rooms on Willson avenue formerly occupied by The gentlemen at the head of the movement and the incorporators are The company expects to be ready for by the 15th of A branch office will also be established in Boston or gome other eastern city for the negotiation of A limited number of shares will be placed on the market here in Webster City and opportunity given those who wish to As a business proposition the plan looks There is no better security than Iowa farm Tbo com pany will bay these and eell them in the east at a It will have a tendency to make money easy in this county and may in reducing in crest Success to the new Paulina Tinios years ago the owu of wiis one of the moat prosperous little towns of the Tho farmers co operative society was organized ami commenced to grain and Later they took machinery and continued to absorb the different busi ness of tho town it handled every thing in the Other merchants fought to main till 11 but the struggle was a hopeless of all kinds became depressed and the town commenced to run Now the buildings are and real estate has depreciated until it is hardly worth twentyfive cents on a Business men are doing everything they can to get ont of the Farms in that vicinity that a few years ago were worth to f 100 per acre have depreciated in valae until and IB a good Real estate men have given up trying to induce settlers to come to that place for the reason no Charivari on East formerly pastor of the United Brethren church of this but now of the Castle Memorial church of Des where he haa been for several had an exper Tuesday night that he will not soon While he and Nine ay sleeping in their burglars chloroformed them and robbed the minister of The Des Moines tells the story Burglars capped the climax of a series of local stunts last night by entering the home of pastor of the Castle Memorial United Brethern at 12 East Eleventh chloroforming the family and taking a large sura of his wife and three children are still ill of the effects of the chloroform They believe that the burglar secreted himself in their house while they were sitting put in the front and made the pilfering tour of the premises about 1 oclock The police were called at that hour by and when they arrived they found Nine seriously ill from the effects of the house turned a bursted strongbox in which the minister claimed to have had in and the rifled trousers of the pastor sans all he had left of last Sundays collections and which be had collected in the afternoon for James Paul of the Yeoman The burglar left nothing behind except a frightened with sick head aches resulting from the This is an unhappy day for said Nine to a Capital reporter this I had expected to visit several creditors this morning and make a settlement of some small This burglary leaves me absolutely Last week I was somewhat pressed by several persons to whom I have been in debt and I called upon my relatives Maryland for I received in cash from I had also several dollars which was left from last Sab baths I had which I had collected in rent from n man and which belongs to Paul of the Yeoman All this is We were sitting ont in the yard last evening until The honse was not locked because of the When we retired we occupied separate beds in the house because of the The baby slept with Nine and I slept with another child in another I think we have retired at 11 About 1 oclock I was awakened by a from She shouted that a man was in the house and for me to come I felt dazed and conld scarcely When I did got upI staggered to Nines room find her terribly Nine said that she had been awakened by a man who bail slipped hand under her 1 looked There was a big on the east side Tuesday Cow bells and that would have done credit to n wild west marked he The couple in whose honor he jamboree was given daughter of and Clark anil Tho went to Fort Dodge and were married there Monday and returned to this city Their friends gathered that evening early and the noise over tho marriage could be heard half a mile It was a jubilant allair anil one the young couple will doubtless remember for many The couple are well especially on the east and have already received the best wishes of their many Twins are were born Tuesday after noon to and Otto boy and a The baby boy did not although the little girl is well and the place and could find no 1 went into the hallway and found the jox in which I hud placed A ittle further along I found my trousers and discovered that the money had boon taken from Nine urged me not to run into tiny danger und fainted while I was making the in vest 1 called the police and awaited Tbo officers came very They said that there was no but acquiesced in my judgment that the thief had hidden in the house while we were sitting in the front The money is a greater loss to me than it would bo to many men because I am pastor of a congrega tion that has been along for Wo are all sick today from the effects of the drug which was concluded Nine said I was very much frightened and was sick and am not over it but I did not It was not a fainting feeling that I It was more like a dazed I felt like I had been struck on the
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