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Atlantic Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 7, 1888, Atlantic, Iowa The Atlantic volume March number the weekly Lafayette and Telegraph 8kcond the Capitol building pay Roll for february foots up there arc Only 15 Marriageable men in both houses of the Iowa Carroll Herald the wealth of the Vanryte brilts is estimated at if Liis sum were in Standard Silver dollars put Dollar after Dol 1 it would stretch a distance of or from new York to piled Dollar on it would reach a height of 355 the weight of this mass of Silver would be to transport it would require 358 cars carrying 20 tons making a train 2 Miles requiring twelve locomotives to haul this vast sum would support workmen and their families and it is More than men at a Day can earn in a life few will some of the papers please suggest a plan by which the Farmers can pay these mortgages and at the same time give on third to one half their crops for transportation Lincoln As there is in the Patent Oil ice at Wash says the Rochester Union and the Model of a Patent issued to Abraham Lincoln in there used to be further evidence of lincolns inventive Genius in the form of a s Steamboat built after this Model and wrecked on the Sangamon four Miles below the contrivance which Lincoln patented was the arrangement of a series of Bel lows designed to lift the boat Over the Shoals of the in whose future the president to be was at that time deeply the idea seemed to have been dropped after the first unsuccessful after lincolns election to the presidency the Model was hunted and sometimes jes tingly referred to by the president As the greatest Effort of his Republican state the republicans of Iowa will meet in state convention at Des on March at 11 Oclock for the purpose of selecting delegates to the Republican National con which meets at june the four delegates Large will be chosen by the and the Twenty two District delegates two for each congressional District by the delegates of their respective districts in District caucuses on the Day and at the place of the state the ratio of representation will be one Delegate from each and one additional Delegate for each two Hundred votes and fraction of one Hundred or cast for Larrabee for at the general election in the counties will be entitled to Dele Gates As follows 9 Jackson Audubon g Blackhawk 13 lir Enier 8 Jii Iliia Vista Callioux cuss Oregon to Cli Lukusa clan Clinton Dallas Decaty k Fayette Franklin gut Iii if Milnick Harrison Howard the registers misleading and untrue charge that the proposed maximum rate would be inflexible does not impose upon on the Dubuque it is says that quoting that there is in the legislature a repress native or senator so timid or obtuse As to vote against the minimum schedule Bill for the reasons Here the if enacted into would As the Register be its very title implies that it is designed to be it provides for maximum but not for a maximum leaving the Legi Sture if it so to Confer upon the Railroad com missioners the Power to fix lower the proposition that the legislature can As lawfully authorize the commissioners to adjust rates below a certain specified limit As to adjust them without reference to any is so sensible and Clear that the Register does violence to its reputation for Good judgment to question Jefferson Jones s s a 10 s 7 10 7 8 4 Palo 4 5 9 9 8 9 9 Van 9 5 0 total by order of the Republican state Central Charles rep Lioan county the republicans of Cass county will meet in convention on saturday March 1888 at 2 at the Academy of music in Atlantic for the purpose of news March barges and canal boats loaded with Hay were burned at wharf in the Ohio House Friday passed a measure to close saloons on sunday throughout the state by a vote of 70 to at the evening session of the lower House of Congress Friday Twentyfive pension Bills were postmaster found Short in his accounts re committed suicide Alice Pearce and Lea Ira aged respectively about 18 arrested for forgery Friday at brakeman at got a verdict of against the Chicago and Northwestern rail Way for James of has been elected president of the National school of elocution and oratory at during 1887 railroads in Michigan earned an increase Over 1886 of in Friday Frank Ryan shot and killed Helen a married woman with whom he was carrying on a Ingalls was Friday elected president of the Ohio and Chesapeake arid will retain the p position after the reorganization has been com was granted a permanent injunction at new York Friday restrain ing Henry George and his followers from incorporating the Antipoverty the Farmers loan and Trust com of new has taken posses Sion of the Oxford and port Austin the company having defaulted in the payment of its Mort Gage the rumours that two Center Board facts Are being built on the Clyde As possible challengers for the americas and that Commodore Morgan pro poses to Send the Mayflower to England next Are without was struck by a Cyclone at 5 Oclock thursday Many buildings were destroyed or partly a Man was killed and two women severely the financial loss is placed at at Terre a county treasurer Edwin of Greene was arrested on the charge of embezzling of the county he claims to have paid Back of his an attempt was made to assassinate a judge James of the Superior court at san the Register and the Railroad lobby having proved conclusively to them selves that Iowa is absolutely in the Power of the warned the mob of demagogues and Cranks commonly known As the Iowa legislature to beware of making Laws that might raise the ire of the the Indianola her Ald another claimant of vast Power in Iowa and rises to explain that if the legislature passes the Bill taxing mortgages the Eastern loan companies will cease to do business in Iowa and will foreclose their Mort gages As fast As they become and such an event would almost ruin our Al Farmers at plus in their efforts to shield the corporations from any legislation that might turn Over some of their Large profits to the people from whom these profits Are certain papers Are placing Iowa in a very unenviable position before the the tone of All their arguments and warning seems to be that Iowa exists Only by the Grace of these corporations and that any Laws passed tending to Lessen their profits would cause them to withdraw their capital and leave the state almost a howling with grass growing in the streets of our the papers dont suggest any plan whereby the state can get out of its but simply warns legislature not to make the corporations they leave Iowa in about the same position that the old Darkey left his congregation lean ing out Over his rickety table and Shak his Bony fist at his Dusky listeners he wound up his Sermon by shouting the startling information my dear Brud Ren and Listren we Hab Ariben at de of de Road de one leading to everlasting perdition and de Oder to eternal damnation what am be Gwine to do according to these a has arrived at the Forks of the if the state makes Laws for its own Protection capital will be driven and if the legislature fails to make such Laws these corporations will go right on As they have been doing in the past and will own the state in a selecting ten delegates to represent the county in the Republican state Conven Tion Tobe held at Des Moines on March also to select ten delegates to represent the county in the Republican judicial convention which is not yet the basis of representation will be one Delegate for each township and one additional Delegate each Twentyfive votes or majority fraction thereof cast for Larrabee at the last on the above basis the various townships will be entitled to representation As follows Atlantic 17 Brighton 5 Franklin 5 Lincoln 4 pleasant 7 Victoria 4 Bear Grove 4 Cass 6 Grove 4 Massua 4 Pomosa o Washington 3 Benton 3 Edna 3 Grant 9 Noble 4 Union 4 it is suggested that the townships hold their caucuses on the 10th of March 1888 at the usual place of by order of the Republican county Central we f28dwtf by Carl brother of judge Shaf this sons who was enraged at a suit for divorce brought against his four shots were none taking Kennedy and John Henry until recently chief clerk of the passenger apartment and travelling passenger agent of the Pittsburg and Lake Erie but who were suspended and latter have brought suits for each against manager Holbrook and the railway the paper Stock of Barnes was destroyed by fire Friday and the two five Story Brick buildings they owned by David and Amos completely Barnes Brothers lose insurance the loss on buildings is insurance wrist once around the Throat twice around the Throat once around the and so on but the first measure is the one used by who have gained them by measurement of the greek the from saturdays the Only new development of import Ance in the Burlington strike is the Fol lowing Telegram sent by chief Arthur to each chairman of the general grievance committee of the brotherhood of ears and firemen on the following lines of Viz Chicago Chicago Rock Island Wabash Missouri Union Santa and Wisconsin Central dear sir and brother you Are hereby authorized and ordered to come to the City of Chicago at once and report at there Are Many important matters to consider in connection with the Burlington and Quincy and your immediate presence is be prepared to Convene your Here at a moments what does this mean was asked of it Means that we Are Here to i cannot Tell you what move is Ca Templa Ted till after the chairmen was it in reference to the alleged Selling of Burlington tickets Over connect ing lines no so you can draw your own con from mondays the chiefs of the brotherhood of engineers and chairmen of the Var ious grievance committees were Early astir this chief Arthur went through the papers before breakfast and Learned for the first time of the statement issued by Philadelphia representatives of read ing men in which they declare that they will not recede from their position unless All brotherhood men on the Reading system were ordered this decision was evidently not unexpected by the but he refused to discuss it further than to if authenticated it would be submitted to the grievance a question As to whether of the conference would be Given the reply was what we do will be absolutely if it is decided that strikes will be ordered on other roads we will make the fact Public after such orders have been and not it is considered certain that the burling ton and Northwestern will be tied up general manager who is in Chicago has not yet replied to the ultimatum of the de manding that he cease All connection with the Burlington but it is understood that he will return a peremptory his Road employs less than a Hun belonging to our signed chief of division March grand master Han Hahan held an enthusiastic meeting last Lincoln is firmer than Ever and he awaits your signed Claire Lodge is with you to the signed March Brothers of 191 Are All solid and await your first assistant i March men Are All firm at Chariton and of signed March the regular meeting of divisions 150 and 369 it was agreed unanimously that the engineers of the Northwest will help and assist the Chi Burlington Quincy engineers and firemen to gain their and they can draw on us for what Money they want in this time of chief division 150 chief division 369 William Secretary and assistant Engineer division 150 d first assistant fireman division it turns out that the number of roads represented at the meeting this morn ing is much larger than the Public was dred and fifty Harris believes he will have no difficulty in securing that especially As Eastern dispatches Are to the effect that Large numbers of men Are at the office of the company trains Are reported in still better shape than on saturday and incoming Kansas Denver and Galesburg trains would be in in a few hours he stated that their though freights out had been abandoned to enable All available Effort on local freight led to Only a partial list of the lines summoned to Send chairmen of grievance committees was Given out last week by chief the Fol lowing is a Complete list of the roads which Are represented Chicago Alton Rock Island Pacific mis Souri Pacific Wabash Cedar rapids Northern Union Paci fic Wisconsin Central Mil Waukee Paul Baltimore Ohio Burlington Northern new Albany Chicago Illinois Central new Chicago Louis Burlington Quincy Stanta be Northwestern Northwestern Chicago Atlantic Minneapolis and the Chicago grand at 12 Oclock the meeting was still in at a meeting of divison 16 composed of locomotive engineers employed by the Chicago Northwestern the general chairman of the grievance committee was instructed to vote at today meeting to uphold the burling ton the morning session lasted until when an adjournment was taken until this none of the members would give the of the but the chairman of one of the principal grievance committees said to the associated press reporter you can say the boys Are the session was of the most harmonious nature and each one of the delegates announced himself As standing shoulder to shoulder with the Burlington men in the it is impossible to say How Long the meeting will willing to be master of the firemen was shown a report of the proceedings in the House of in which White of Indiana proposed to Send a congressional committee to the Burlington you the a very Light vote was polled at the City election More than 300 names had been secured to a petition before election asking Wilkin to be a candidate for mayor and Many More could have been secured if it had been thought necessary to further circulate the but the senti ment seemed to be so unanimously in favor of Wilkin that no other candidate was two tickets in the Field would have brought out three or four Hundred More for councilman in the first Jones had no in the second Frank Cain was a candidate for reelection and after much to be come a candidate for councilman in that Ward and the voters proved to Martin that he is the Man they want to represent them by giving him a major Ity of 50 out of a total of 128 in the third Temple was a candidate for and Bailey was asked to be a candidate by a petition signed by 150 voters of the he was elected by a majority of 89 out of a total vote of in the fourth Ward Talbott was a candidate for reelection and Frank Crombie was nominated by his friends while he was in and he was elected by 47 the vote for the different candidates was As follows first Ward James a total vote second councilman 89 Frank 39 total vote third 66 total vote fourth 59 total vote total vote cast in the investigate can say the business men of Davenport have formed a merchants protective they adopted the following agreement the undersigned members of the merchants social and protective agree not to Purchase any Chance tickets in lottery or raffle nor to buy any tickets for balls or amusements at our places of business nor to advertise our business on programs or entertain ment Bills of any and that we Are in favor of limiting the advertising of our business to daily and weekly news papers and regularly published period they also decided that the Secretary should keep a poor pay re Cord and that ea9h merchant should Over their a list of debtors who were with poor Prospect of securing payment also that these lists be always open to inspection by the members of the measuring Lovely for women 5 feet and 5 inches pounds is the proper and if she be Well formed she can stand another ten pounds without greatly showing when her arms Are extended she should measure from tip of Middle Finger to tip of Middle Finger just 5 feet 5 exactly her own the length of her hand should be just on tenth of that and her feet just and the diameter of her Chesty a from her thighs to the ground she should measure just what she measures from her thighs to the top of her the knee should come exactly Midway Between thigh and the distance from the Elbow to the Middle Finger should be the same As the distance from the Elbow to the Middle of the from the top of the head to the Chin should be just the length of the and there should be the same distance Between the Chin and the a woman of this height should Meas ure 24 inches above the Waist and 34 inches about the bust if measured from under the and 43 Over the upper Arm should measure 13 inches and the wrist the calf of Teleg should measure 14j6 thigh 25 and ankle is of measurement which say a the distance twice around the thumb should go once around the wrist twice around the to be concentrated from tuesdays March Engineer Arthurs Headquarters at the grand Pacific hotel presented a most Lively scene this room thirty four was crowded with members of the grievance committees of the various Western and Northwestern representing both the engineers and firemen they had come from As far As new Mexico in response to Calls from chief Arthur and grand master to take action on matters pertaining to the Burlington Quincy each Delegate wore a cheerful and determined and All seemed in Hearty Accord with each in room thirty connecting with this was chief who in turn received new Arri Vals and chatted pleasantly with As the clock struck ten Arthur opened a secret meeting to which the men had been it was held in room forty four and none attended other than the grand Oill cers but the chairmen of the grievance the proceed Ings of the meeting were of the most secret it was expected the deliberations would last probably All As showing the temper of the brotherhood in various parts of the the following telegrams received by Arthur were shown to the associated press reporter March a joint meeting held yesterday of division 65 and Lodge 202 the following was adopted if rather than Loose our cause and have Justice on the Burlington we would suggest that you Call off All men said that we arc perfectly willing that any committee com posed of practical Railroad men should examine and pass upon our demands at any we have been ready at All times to meet Burlington Quincy Road and Settle our grievances in an amicable we Are not asking them to pay any More wages than is paid by All the lines running out of we Are perfectly willing to have a congressional committee examine into the matter and see if they can bring about a this strike is not of our but we known that the de mands of the men Are and to can readily convince any intelligent Man of that and would the Burlington officials today accede to our which 34 cents per mile for passenger 4 cents per Miles for freight go per cent of the above rates to the wheels of the entire system would be moving in twelve cheif Arthur said i heartily endorse Sargents the Cedar rapids has succeeded in working up considerable of a sensation in that City Over the alleged manifestation of spirit Power in the conversation of a deaf a coloured girl of 17 last thursday night during a protracted meeting conducted by the it is declared that the girls face was illuminated and her head surrounded by a Halo of and her from plainly enunciated the word this result was brought about in answer to a it is claimed and several reputable citizens Are referred to As ready to corroborate the statements the Young woman is unable to talk since the but by to be thoroughly and the Halo program was repeated Friday Clara Louise Kellogg has just caught the whooping Chautauqua Circle programs 4th March Roll full answers to the ques of american practical hints for the development of the Edna a Brief talk on the plan of miss Westminster introduction of classic German Grace remarkable Martin life Ami miss Nellie 5th March Roll american literature and development of the miss Anna plan of Xiv a the crimean miss Mary classic German Carrie the thirty years discussion and general talk on the european friends Are cordially invited to unite wit i the Christ before a Young artists opinion of the great picture now on exhibition at Des Dos March editor Telegraph that wonder Ful Christ before by de is on exhibition Here and is it is fourteen by twee Tyone feet and the figures Are life size and stand out like living it was completed in 1881 by one of the greatest if not the great edit of modern it Cost and belongs to the celebrated of Phila the where it is exhibit heavy draperies Are around the picture and electric Light Falls from above the expressions on the faces of the figures Are All so would be quite a task to accomplish in a painting so standing Back of Christ is a Large with arms crying crucify pilates head is bowed As if in very deep and his hands Are up As if illustrating some thing in Christ stands looking up very earnestly at and the expression on his face is so Aspres the reference is Given in scrip Ture to John throngs of people visit the Church Day and night and it has been on exhibition Here nearly two weeks anyone caring anything for Art at All should never miss and Opportunity of seeing splendid a

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