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Atlantic Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 4, 1888, Atlantic, Iowa The Atlantic volume january number the weekly Lafayette an1j Telegraph second Atlantic is a new the first House was built on the present site of the Park hotel in so the City will not be Twenty years old until october the name Atlantic was suggested by at that time chief Engineer of the Rock Island Pacific the town had a wonder Ful growth from the very a thousand inhabitants were gathered in less than a the Chi Rock Island Pacific rail Road handled no freight at this Point until at which time the town can be said to have at the october election in 1869 the voters decided to remove the county seat from Lewis to Atlan the votes stood for Atlan tic 618 against Atlantic 275 majority i favor of Atlantic the county offices were removed from Lewis to Atlantic in Decem Small Sandstone building in the Corner of the court House Park was removed from and before the building of the present splendid court was used for the office of the county even from the very on account of the persistent and push of became known to the state As a most and plucky town that knew no such word As consequently at lactic boomed right along until when the effects of the Finan Cial of produced a depression in nearly All parts of the crops were Good but prices were ruinous by Corn was so Low that it was burned for fuel to some the Telegraph received Corn on subscription and used it for the Progress of Atlantic was from slow 1874 when the railroads were built North and then our people took courage in the darkest and by the United efforts of All the City began to grow As she never had merchants began to be More and by Strong work extended their Trade to neigh Boring when the Branch roads were talked the Wise acres said the town was but that did not prove to be from to 1882 Atlantic that period the handsome i trick extending from fourth 1io fifth on the East Side of i Chestnut Street was built the water costing nearly were put in the court House Gas works new pork packing House alcohol Canning factory Needles Carriage works j splendid opera House new i Park hotel new hotel Anderson rebuilt with altogether aggregating nearly these improvements were All made from to 82 and drained the surplus Cash out of channels of in addition to them Many Large and Small residences were i put up Whitney also graded seventeen Miles of railway at j a Cost of about the Fin flurry of prevented the consummation of Whitney so the railway Grade lies Whitney i health then failed and he sought i other incidentally oth Ier now he has returned with restored health and More i than retrieved and has become an important Factor in at Blantic he transferred the i new Atlantic packing House and acres of ground to i Doud and the packing House is now being kill ing about 500 hogs per during the past three years has steadily s men of Pluck have remained Here i while the Kansas los san Nebraska califor Jrimia and other booms have caused la general discontent and isome of our Active people have but others have come to take their altogether at Blantic has no cause for complaint As to the arrivals and when people become discontented they had better Atlantic remained conservative and quiet from to the Spring of when everybody took fresh courage and the old spirit re As a consequence the Fol lowing new Brick buildings have been put or Are in Progress three two Story store buildings by Emmert two by Isaac Dick Erson one by Graves one by Parham one by Marsh three by and the magnificent by the Cass county no roofed and ready for these buildings aggregate a cos of Jones is the and the Brick were All made right and the fronts will compare with those of other buildings made of Joe pressed one of the notable private improvements is the commodious new Home just completed by representative Silas Wilson at a of within six months there has been a general changing hands of residence every one wanting to sell has found an eager mechanics and others hav ing permanent situations have bought and Are the starting of the packing House by so sound and reliable a firm was the company give employment to a Large Force of every Man in Atlantic is pm and workmen for Small jobs cannot be got because they Are regularly employed on big bricklayers paid from to per carpenters to the season for work in those lines is at an end until so soon As the Frost is out the ground in the Early work will be commenced on yet Zers new Brick Block where his buildings were destroyed by he will put up a Structure equal to the Beautiful Cass county Bank Block and it will be an Honor to the Cass Lodge of Odd Fel lows will build a building 50x80 Hill will build a Brick store and a great Many other improvements Are in the crops in Cass county were magnificent this Corn is better than in any year for a Long prices Are pretty Good and our Farmers Are prices of farm lands Are looking and the number of inquiries in Cass county Tor farm lands is largely farms cannot be had to Are taken by Good the drouth of More than60 Days Dur ing the summer did not materially effect the crops on this wonderful water Atlantic has undeveloped water Power sufficient to run several Mills and the Botna River and troublesome both Neveri ailing join almost within the City there Are several Good Mills on both streams above and below but at this Point the Power is historical Exma Yors of Atlantic Are still living in the City As follows d f Issac r or n j w and James the first banking House was opened by Long Bennett in they jumped the country and defrauded Many de the messenger is the oldest paper in the City the Telegraph is next in the latter being nearly 17 years of in the summer of 1869 Upham Sibley published the daily free press in it was continued about one it was a at antics first physician was or formerly of Iowa now the Pioneer attorney of Atlantic was h t now residing in s e now of Coon was our first Justice of the the first school House was built in 1870 at a Cost of the first Grain elevator was built in the Winter of 18701 by App Legato who moved the building from it had been a gang saw it stood where Worthing emotes elevator stands the Cass county Bank is the oldest Bank now in the City or it was established in 1870 by Isaac John and j c with we Waddell As it has Ever been Strong financially and Strong in the Good of the people and in Public it has remained almost the same hands from the w w Parker built the House now occupied by s n havens Romeo Lawrence has the Honor of occupying As a the first House built in we was the first rail Road agent in he removed to Texas and Isaac Dick person was a Pioneer mer chant and Pioneer postmaster of Lewis also for Many year county s m a on armed was the Pioneer lawyer of Cass he built a House in in in there were just 287 dwelling houses in All of Cass Atlantic had 1826 inhabitants in the county had now the City has and the county Brief mention of some successful Atlantic the Industrial interests of the while Only in their in make a most remarkable and flattering reflecting cred it both upon the City and owners of the various among the More important of and one of lasting Benefit to the is the Atlantic Canning built in the year by the at lactic Canning at a Cost of with a capacity at the time of cans for the this Industry has had a phenomenal illustrates in a striking Mariner the Success an Industry May attain in the company have been compelled to increase their capacity from cans to they employ 250 at a weekly pay Roll of they consumed tons of at per making paid to the farm ers for the adding the paid weekly wages we have a goodly sum paid the company is composed of Martin and me the alcohol owned by the Atlantic alcohol was organized in by local the Cost ing with a capacity to consume bushels of Grain per and furnish employment for 110 at a weekly pay Roll of and in addition to the distillery the company feed a Large number of the packing owned and operated by b Dowd of was built in and is one of our most important the Plant Cost and had a capacity of hogs per which capacity has been increased to 750 hogs per it employs 100 at a weekly pay Roll of the firm of Dowd Pur chased the Plant in and Are Well known packers of and it is their intention to Transfer their entire interests to this place if business continues As at the Carriage owned by h was built in and is a and substantial two Story Brick Cost ing has a capacity to turn out 800 rigs per which would furnish employment for Twenty five at a weekly pay Roll of the machine shops owned by Salisbury Cost and has a capacity to turn out one and on half tons of castings per often and employs eleven at a weekly pay Roll of the two Cigar factories of the City employ nine at a weekly pay Roll of and turn out cigars per the factories Are in their infancy one having started in the Spring of i886rthe other in the fall of the same their rapidly increasing will demand an increase in their capacity very the three Brick Yards of the City employ thirty one at a monthly pay Roll of they turn out Brick per the largest making both machine and handmade the flouring is equipped with a full roller Plant of the latest and Best flour making with a capacity of fifty barrels per and employ six at a monthly pay Roll of the Broom started in employs ten with a capacity of Twenty five dozen brooms per which capacity will be increased in the near there Are each having a capacity of 500 pounds of butter per a Large Creamery was destroyed by fire in the fall of repair of the Are located at As Are also the offices of and Road master for the Western division of said and employ a total of 115 men who with their families reside in the ladder Hose truck Manu factory make trucks to and have turned out some extra Good they having designed the trucks that made the fastest time on re Cord the cooperative stove has a dist been organized by some of our enterprising for the purpose of manufacturing the they have a capital of and is being pushed the patterns and moulders being now on the ground and everything about ready for Active the steam is a Good sized institution employ ing Guite a number of hands and doing a big the j pop 5 and not Only the Home but does a Large business in the neighbouring the Gas works Plant Cost with a capacity to make 14000 cubic feet of Gas in 24 has Miles of and consumes 1200 pounds of Coal per the aggregate invest ment the of the Are situated i mile of town and have a direct pres sure from 6 a capacity of Gallons the works Are the Holly have 5 Miles of Street main from 6 to 15 inches double plug and two and have a very Strong which with our efficient fire depart make a destructive fire Al most an the works Cost and Are self support ing conclusion we wish to Call the readers attention to the above very flattering showing of the in Dusti Jal interests of our total amount of capital invested in swelling to a grand total of and employing 691 hands at a weekly pay Rolf of while Many minor industries of which no mention has will swell the total still we do like Many a claim for our Beautiful the finest location and Best advantages of town in the but do most respectfully that we have a very desirable location for a great Many Manu aim All through has been to present our Industrial interests just As they giving facts and figures in a simple and straight Forward with railroads and giving us an out let for our surrounded by a Fine farming for Many with an prosperous who not Only invite industries to but will patronize and assist located about mid Way Between Des the capital of the and Council with Good water and Gas within 25 Miles of and a company organized to Prospect for Coal in the immediate Vicinity of Atlantic with a capital of we feel fully justified in inviting industries to come and if we did not feel sure that our City offered All the advantages As set for would not Wisi them to believing Art Idle factory to be a detriment to any Atlantic has twelve Church and a few Church organizations that have no there is a Good opening Here for a Book bindery linseed Oil Mill starch factory jobbing houses in several lines of goods a Glove factory shirt factory Woolen any Manu factory using raw material that can be grown Here would do there is no business in Atlantic that is not doing ninety car the Atlantic Canning company this season have or will ninety car loads of canned Corn Atlantic is located on the main line of the Rock Island Pacific branches run North and connecting with the Northwestern at Audubon and the at our City has just the same rates that prevail at Council Coal is shipped from Des Moines to this place at 25 cents per a there Coal can be had just As cheap Here As at the Des Moines or Oskaloosa the Atlantic packing a Good showing made for ten weeks the Large packing House of Doud has been in opera Tion about ten weeks and has slaughtered for which they paid in Cash a sum averaging about per week for the time the concern has been in the firm is now putting up an immense amount of ice for use next ice is 14 inches thick and very solid and excellent in the killing of hogs is also proceeding As Board of the Board met on monday and organized by electing supervisor Hewitt the Cedar rapids Gazette suggests William for United states Tim Republican party could not do a better thing than to promote the great Good Fortune that game by Chance and business one cannot help being struck with the important part the element of Chance plays in the history of most men who acquire great it is Peculiar y illustrated in the career of Thomas u California six tie went from Kent uck to the Pacific slope in and settled in Virginia As attorney for a mining he acquired a claim against it for for and the company failed he bid in its mine for the amount of his he moved to san years rolled on and the transaction has passed from his when lie was one Day approached by a representative of Mackay is who offered him for his Long forgotten he was not a Greenhorn and he at once refused the As he did successive offers of and hut when a member of the great lorm came to see him with proffers of they were not rejected and resulted in the reception of the firms Check for it was a great piece of but the Luck was supplemented by keen Busi Ness in Charles Orange grower at was lying in suffering the torments of the with disease of the with which lie had been troubled for two he had been under the treatment of an eminent physician but kept growing one Day As he even Hope had become a casual acquaintance happened in and advised the trial of Warners Safe he because it was a proprietary but the testimonials of its Elli Cacy were so convincing As a business he could doubt the Wisdom of trying the result was that May to wrote from the first does i commenced to and have now recovered my Williams owes his Large Fortune and Sprague owes his life to Chance supplemented by Good business judg it is no doubt True that Fortune knocks at least once at the door 01 every but it is not every i who has the Good judgment to grasp Opportunity by the leap year new year calling is going out of style in the so the papers but it is in full fashion in it was observed yesterday in grand every Avail Able Rig was in the gentlemen kept open houses in the following places at the Home of a Fred har Levi George Gil James at the Home of John judge Sid Calmer Arthur Frank will at the Home of har at the Home of Dicker Frank Dicker at the Home of Silas boor Martin will Byron Cor Walter the ladies called in groups or parties As allows mame Louise Maud mame Emma Floy mame Anna Mur miss Villa miss Delle m Silas j miss Amy miss Anna miss Alice miss Mary miss Pauline Dicker miss Grace miss Margaret miss Jessie miss Nellie Milne miss Rose miss Pluma miss Mabel miss Belle miss Lulu miss Grace Mcmil Lafayette Tessa Bertha Ellow Een Lulu Carrie de mrs misses Anna Anna Mattie Edna Carrie leg Minnie missis Ida Grace Birda mesdames Reed Levi a Worthing Gil j Fred Fred the Homes where Calls were received were lighted and gorgeously decorated and there was Nusic at All of and Tae refresh ments were of the rarest and costliest it is estimated that at one place he expenses of the entertainment would be Over supplies were shipped rom Bot i from California and rom one House was kept open for Wallert n Creston on new the Atlantic National Hank elected following of slicers for the current year directors Henry Chris John ale Francis president vice president Cash Ier assistant it is understood that John he Daniels retired from the from the new is a governor of now becomes a permanent citizen of our people will gladly Wel come him to a permanent Home

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