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l^' R# V*J t$v St' tMz w* 111 1 •5*%J sfv S'a"* kjL'f \'.. fior teft 35-y j' zit 11 j-.j aiJ» IIIIIM»» i^T-'V J*t W*h *& PC iE&t te// N NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES Williams. Mi«a Ethel Johnson, Claire Ted drow, and Harry Rick are home from Grinnell college for the Christ mas vacation. Our public schools will have two weeks vacation commencing next Friday. Father O'Meara has been on the sick ltet during the past week. ,oof $ I?» 14: trade last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Salee were vis itlng relatives in Lehigh last week ... friends. R. J. Hurd was in Kansas and -Colorado last week, looking after business matters. .-..v Dec. 18. -1 Mulberry Centex. The Leisure Hour club met with Mra. S. P. Nicholson last Thursday, •the last meeting for the year when they reorganized for,, the coming Tear. jr .. MT6. J. A. Berleen and son, Floyd, visited with relatives at Highview (Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Nicholson And Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cheney were "entertained Sunday at the home of H. C. Cooper. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Rees dined '-with the L. B. Miller family Sunday. Mr. Ashpole of Thompson, la., was visiting relatives in this neigh borhood a few "days the past week. Mrs. John Walsh is attending the /burial of a brother who died last Triday near Streeter, Ills. Chas. Stipp and wife of Peterson tire In Williams to visit during the ^holidays and to attend—well, we Twill tell you more about it later. When Geo. Frayne gets back from [courting before the district Judge at 'wehster City, the inimitable Colonel Tilghman of Canby, Minn., is ex pected to be here and note the pro ceedings. Ed Keane's half-brother, Will Ha ^"iey, of Dixon, Ills., was visiting &round here last week. Rueben Hurd unloaded three cars iot fine feeding cattle on his suburb an farm near Williams yesterday. He paid $6.35 per hundred for them 4n Sioux City R. J. Kurd is having a large ma ^hlne' shed built on the farm occu pied by that big-hearted and Jovial German,. Dick Johnson. r» 111 West Freedom. fPPggJIBIMJ- r. Webster City. It brought Mr. an .. Some of our young folks attended party given at the Elmer Curtis r,liome £&\ Friday evening. '_t I Dec. 18. ':i Dec. 18. laiiff-hnfhtn to 8m the It will he laughable to see tne per^u, postmasters turn the yoke should a progressive be elected president. Dec. 17. Charley Miller and family are Hill's parents and other relatives, pleasantly situated in their new Dec. 18. house. They moved^ in last Wed nesday. Mrs. Andrew Oleson and children spent a few days with her mother at Fort Dodge last week. Ifcaac Ruby and family returned home after a ten days visit with rel atives in Emmett county. Charley Miller went to Chicago Saturday with a carload of hogB. Joe Sweazy resumed tiling at Al vah Shaffer's after a week's lay oft on account of the heavy rain. Mrs. Sam Jamison and daughter of Portland, Oregon, have been vis itiner the last few days In this vicin ity with relatives. Mrs. Cora Berleen of Mulberry Center visited over Sunday at the Bert Cooter home. The entertainment given at the Homer M. E. church last Friday ev ening, Dec. 15, was postponed until next Friday evening, Dec. 22. Chris Juhl bought a bunch of young cattle near Duncombe Satur day. Dec. 18. Hamilton. M. H. Hendrickson was a Webster City visitor Wednesday of last week. Herman Arends, John Weppel, and Henry Hausinga returned home from Chicago Wednesday morning. Miss Pal ma Hendrickson visited Wednesday evening with Miss Mary Waterman of Kamrar. Mrs. Herman On hen was a Web ster C*y visitor Thursday. M. H. Hendrickson returned home from Boone Friday evening. Mrs. Morrlsoa Is on the sick list. The box supper given by the Grand View missionary society at the Grand View school house last Saturday evening was a success. The ladies netted the neat sum of f25.90. The highest priced box sold w«s"a double box belong to Miss your Wft lor the holldayi. Drucie Hill and Miss Buxton of %2. children, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Carey and little eon, Verne, and Mr. and MJS. B. R. Wells visited Sunday at the Arch Neese home. Dec. 18. West Fremont. & iiBi. UUMU6 i»o j»~" August Swanson spent last week automobile firm, took advantage of Williams had a mammoth holiday jn Chicago, having gone in with a .i -7 ».• lose Grove. Mrs. W. A. Myers is entertaining brotbef, Casper Shook, of Illinois, .'Who will remain until after the hol '•.".'I.. J.- •*, i? lidays. •&>.- Mrs. Jake Jacobson, who under went an operation at Mercy hospital Miss Gusta Lohman and Tlllie Heins, who are attending college at Mankato, Minn., will arrive home Thursday for a holiday vacation. W. C. Campbell's sale was well at tended and the stock brought good prices. Alfred Oleson went to Omaha, Monday, where he expects to work this winter. The box supper at the Superior school house Thursday night was well attended. The pupils gave a fine program, and Miss Leona Rup pel succeeded In raising 13^45 from the sale of boxes. Howard Eventon of Dakota visit ed at the Kelly home Monday. Mrs. Ben McCoy and Miss Ada Fielder visited with Mrs W. C. Campbell Thursday. Fairview. School began last Monday with Miss Louise Anderson of Pleasant Hiss as teacher. Miss Larie Buxton of Webster City visited over Sunday yith her friend, Miss Drucie Hill. Chelsea Scott, who has been suf fering the past six Weeks with a broken leg, was able to go to Strat ford, Friday, where he will visit a couple of weeks' at the Will Teal home. Mrs. Joe Davis of Saratoga vlslt ed at the Harry Davis home Wednes- day Ed Sogard of Stanhope was doing some surveying in this vicinity Fri day, Mrs. W. T. Dick spent the day Thursday wIth her expect to start next Saturday for Jamesport, Mo., where they will spend the holidays visiting Mr. Wilke. In Williams laet Saturday. Mra. H. F. Wllke was a caller at Iowa Falls Thursday Veva Oswood spent Sunday with her cousin, Miss Edith RunJoa, in Williams. J. E. Thomas and family visited Wednesday at the J. B. Thompson home. Roy Richey and Blmer Mayfleld were Webster City callers last Mon day. B. W. Oswood is visiting relatives at Lehigh this week Barl Mulford unloaded a car' of coal for H. F. Wilke last week. Cecil Oswood spent a part of last week with relatives in Williams. Mrs. Wm. Hager and Mrs. H. F. Wllke were Williams callers Friday. Roy Richey, Raymond Shields and Elmer Mayfleld left Sunday for a visit with relatives In Indiana. Clifford Walker returned Thurs day evening from Chicago, where he has been attending the 'fine stock show. Dec. 19. Unclaimed Letters. Following Is a list of unclaimed letters remaining in the Webster City postofflce for the week ending Dec. 19, 1911: Miss Carrie Friend. Rev. J. P. Flanagan. Theo. Peterson. Mrs. Bertie Pierce. Miss Bessie Smith. James Vlner. If not called for tn two weeks will be sent to dead letter oftcs, Washington, D. C. ^•vrkVf1 SlfsfeS*!3 v... j-, Carl Sonerholm bought the quilt, which sold for $8. The Grand View missionary so siety meet with Mrs. John Chrlsten son Thursday afternoon of this week. their carload of cattle for himself. this city yesterday. The guests ar Mr. and Mrs. Dan Goehring left jve(j jn the morning from, their dif Thursday night for Chicago where ferent homes. At twelve o'clock A. ,l11 ,»A Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stipp, of Pet- they will visit relatives and will 'go they were escorted to Elmo hall, erson, are guests of Williams from there to Indiana. Mrs. Eld Koebler is seriously ill at her home. at Webster City, is expected home jjQ iltla t*rA/iV this week. There will be a box social at the Packman school house Friday night, Dee. 22nd. Dec. 18. West Independence. Mrs. Male Prlngle of Webster City visited recently with her daughter, Mrs. Passwater. 4 ,l7sn .5® Mrs. Nels Brandrup and About Forty Automobile Dealers in American Sugar Company Jo Vote the City as Guests of Hanson & Tyler^ —f About forty automobile dealers agents of Hanson ft Tyler, the local ageuu vi nauouu j. jivr, tut? ivuai invitation to spend Jhe day in iereil where a banquet was in waiting The feast was in the hands of Chas. H. Comley, and was a sumptuous af fair. Following the spread several talks were heard. C. A. George, res j(jes in Rochester, N. Y., was j} i. present and gave a fine speech. Mr. George is assistant sales manger of the Overland Automobile Company. B. J. McMullin, of St. Louis, district manager, also spoke in a very in teresting manner to the automobile men. After the banquet a business meeting was called. The future prospects of the business were talk ed over and it is said that a record breaking year next season Is expect ed. At this meeting the local firm received orders from their agents for ten carloads of automobiles. These cars are to be 1912 models of the Overland manufacture. In the evening the automobile men attended the Rudolph. Ganz concert as guests of .Hanson & Ty ler. The affair ended after the con cert and the agents left for their homes last night apd this morning. Personal Briefs —Wm. Richards Clarion was greeting old time friends in nnil If T?m(I It yee m« survevine in this vicinity Fr _Miss Hazel Dalbey of Jewell visited here yesterday. •Miss Allle Gerber of sIster- MfB- W" a Pleasant Hill. Mason Hill and daughter, Drucie, fi( &t Tomocnnrt Mn.. where they will i._j terday Miss Rebecca Peterson of. Ells worth attended the Rudolph Ganz concert here last evening. -Mrs. J. W. Adams, Mrs. James Mrs. A. M. Llndblom was a caller Adams and Mrs. J. Weedman are vis iting friends in Jewell today. —Chas. W. Hoag and wife of R. 0. Clark, P. M. Don't forget the special fur sale tomorrow. A good time to select p.sw AUTOMOBILE MEN WELL ENTERTAINED PENSION FOR AGED VaIIs and Mr. Frank Cowles Of Iowa Falls attended the concert here la& ev ening. -*-Mrs. M. H. Brinton and d$ugh ter Inez of Ellsworth were in town yesterday. —Miss Nalda Haddox returned ter(}ay from a tftelt In Fti Bodge ——miw AwiD vnsi i/ri vi Grove visited in the city last even ing. —c. H. Hall of Eaigle Grove vlait the Fay Thompson home yes- Blalrsburg were Webster City visi tors today. —Mrs. John Johnson, her daugh ter, Mrs. I. D. McClure, and the lat ter's small son, of near Williams were Webster City shoppers yester day. —Robt. E. Jones is a business caller in Fort Dodge today. —Mrs. E. D. Waterman of Kam rar is visiting relatives here today. —Mrs. Frank Howard of Fort Dodge visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stahl, yesterday. —Mrs. F. H. Alexander and mother of Kamrar are in town to day. —Harm Klaver and wife and Ben Welp and wife and children, all of Kamrar, were Webster City visitors today. to Des Moines. §Kp i- z,t, SUGAR MEN PLAN on Plan. LV New York, Dec. 18^—Stockholders of the American Sugar Refining company will be called upon at the next annual meeting to approve a plan to provide pensions for the company's 7,500 officers and em ployes. Details of the plan Include provisions for retiring employes ov er 66 years old, or after thirty years of service. An appropriation of 1300,000 is suggested as the nucleus of the pension fund. No pension under the proposed plan will be less than |20 a month and none will exceed $5,000 a year. In women the age limit is set at 60 and the term of service at twenty five years. Should the plan be rati fied, male employes who have served the company for thirty years and women twenty-five years In the ser vice, may he retired without regard to age. The amount of the pension will be "a sum annually equivalent to 1 per cent of the average annual wage or salary during the ten yeafs preceding retirement multiplied by the years of service. All officers and employes of the company or any corporation owned or controlled by the company, the announcement states, will be eligible to the benefits The out of town agencies operat ed by Hanson & Tyler are located in the following cities: Ellsworth, Rolfe, Fonda, Humboidt, Lake Mills, Dows, Algona, Eagle Grove, Lake City, Badger, Corwith, Williams, Jewell, Mallard, Scran ton, Buffalo Center, Ringstad, Manson, Rock- Washington, D. C., Dec. 18.— well City, Garwin and Fort Dodge. There are strong indications that the: coming week will be .marked by rain or snow and generally unsettled and disagreeable weather through out the United States, according to a bulletin issued last night by the weather bureau. "Temperatures generally," the 45 STORMS GENERAL ^OVER THE NATION Precipitation of This Week Predict ed Above Norinal. •P: lemperaiures generoiij* buUetin 8ay this city yesterday changes, and precipitation, which —Miss Ray McDonald, Miss^Mar- jjj jn form of snow and rain garet Cowles, Miss Maude Butier ,n (Prom Monaaya Daily). "f —"Sunny" Long, now employed In the electric light plant at Ellsworth, was a Webster City visitor yester day. —Mr. and Mrs. J. A. HolmaM leave tomorrow for a month's visit among relatives and friends in Ce dar Rapids, some of Mrs. Holman's people living in and near that city. —Glenn Smith left last night for Miami, Florida, where he will spend Christmas with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Smith, formerly of Woolstock. —Miss Florence Manning, who has been trimming the past season at Minnie Freeborn's millinery shop, returned to her home in Chicago been traveling for some time. yesterday. —Ralph Bateman and T. J. Schla- eats. der of Eagle Grove visited friends here yesterday while on their way burg It in town today. Louis Frank. -—Mrs. Minnie Freeborne and llr. caller in Fort Dodge today. s, "will undergo decided nort A# Tnntn hern and rains in southern ... districts, will be above normaL "A disturbance that is now over the western plateau will advance eastward and cross the central val leys Monday and Tuesday and reach the eastern states by Tuesday night or Wednesday. Another:disturbance will appear In the far west about Thursday, cross the Rockies Friday, and .the great central valleys Satur day or Sunday and the eastern states at the beginning of Christmas week. "These disturbances will be at tended by general precipitation, and decided changes in temperature." Walter Bussler spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. McMickel In Fort Dodge. W. Black spent Sunday at the Shipley home in Iowa Falls. -Misses Leila and Lola Hughes arrived home Saturday from .their school work in Sioux City to spend Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hughes. —Mrs. H. Rose has returned to her home in Morristown, S. D., af ter a visit here at the J. C. Miller home. —H1. J. Havinga of Kamrar was among our callers while In the city today. N'v" —Bd Campalgne Of Fort Dodge visited Jess Alcorn here., over Sun day. •Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Balr and Mrs. E. Ferr'ell are spending the day in Fort Dodge. —Mrs. L. H. Wolfsen and daugh ter Hellen of Hinsdale, 111., are in the city visiting at the R. B. Mar tin home. Mrs. Wolfsen was for merly Miss Evelyn Riley of this city. —Miss Leona Vorhes of Williams If in town visiting relatives. —Miss Annetta Stark, who is at tending Ellsworth college, Iowa Falls, is In town today. •Ralph Sterling is a Fort Dodge business visitor today. -Prof, and Mrs. A. E. Bullock of Iowa Falls are here today to attend the Rudolph Ganz concert this even ing. —MUes Dorothy "Tuttle came home yesterday'from her college work in Grinnell to spend Christmas with her parents. -Arthur Houghtaling, who has S^.Ui..^.^iJliij|iiii,' -fSMjjjh- DYNAMITE CASE IS J# & NEARING THE END Suspicion Confession Was False .Gaining Ground.^ ,(v •in junction City, Kas„ Dec. 18. With the release of Rev. C. M. Brew er of Olustree, Okla., proceedings in the Fort Riley dynamiting case seem to have come to a sudden end. The military authorities, claim that the release of the Rev. Mr. Brewer and of Mrs. Anna Jordan is a severe set back. Private Michael Quirk, who con fessed to the dynamiting, and the other five members of his company arrested are still being held at the post. The belief that the Quirk con fession was given merely that his long solitary confinement might be terminated, gains ground here. Friends Of the Rev. Mr. Brewer and Mrs. Jordan do not believe that the charges against them will be pressed, although it is claimed that new warrants will be issued at once. IS HANGMAN'S WEEK IN CHICAGO JAIL Four Hen Will Die for Murder of Farmer. :v Chicago, Dec. 18.—The week be fore Christmas will be hangman week. On Friday, December 20, four men, E^rald Shiblawski, 24 years old, .his brother Frank 21. Phillip Sujniperling, 84 and Thomas Schulz 19, will, be' hanged in the county jail for the killing of Fred W. Quelzow, Jr., a truck farmer on the morning of October 20. Two others equally involved in the mur der were given life sentences be cause of their youth, each being 16 years old. Frank Shiblawski was a trusty in the opunty jail three years ago when Herman Billek, a prisoner, was sen tenced to be hanged, and aided in the erection of BUlek's scaffold. He recalled the fact yesterday when sounds of others at work putting to gether the same scaffold on which the four men will be hanged, coujd be heard-dn the-cells above. Never since the Haymarket riots in 1887 have so many lives been taken by the state at one time. On November 11 of that year, A. W. Parson, August Spies, Adolph Fish er and George Engle were hanged for their parts in the rioting. In 1904 the so-called "carbarn band its" were executed, but they num bered only three, Peter Nledemeyer, Gustave Mark and Harvey Vandlne. All of the legal executions in Cook county since the hangings resulting from the Haymarket riots have been conducted by Deputy Sheriff Chas. W. Peters, ^rho will have charge of the quadruple hanging this week. His record by that time will, stand at thirty-seven executions, There have been no deaths by the gallows In the county since October 22, 1909, when Andrew Williams, colored, was hanged. He murdered his wife, Ophelia B. Williams, a year before at the home of her father.. Patrol Driver is Killed. White Plains, N. Y., Dec. 18.— One man was killed and ten persons were Injured yesterday, two serious ly, -when a runaway patrol team, dashing down a steep grade, crash ed into a trolley car. George Knapp, 21 years old. driver of the team, was killed. His neck was brokcST The wagon pole went through the tide of the car and broke the leg of Ores sen Hubbard, a lawyer, and Injured the spine of Frank Tartar. Eight others, includtngjthree women, were hurt by flying glass. ,, Is home to spend Xmas with his par- —Mrs. Millard Busby of Blalrs- —Jtmmle McDonald Is a business £^.- ••'J'. W. Mexican Man Bans Riot Topeka, Kan., Dec. 18.—One Mex ican laborer was killed, another mortally wounded and another slightly wounded yesterday by an unidentified Mexican highwayman who entered a bunk car in which five Mexicans were sleeping. An hour later the slayer Invaded a Mex ican rooming house several blocks distant and opened fire on the In mates, but failed to bit any. He escaped before the police arrived. Keith's Theater Damaged. New York, Dec. 18.—Fire broke out In the basement of Keith's thes* ter, Fourteenth- street, near Broad way, last night, while a perform ance was in -progress. 8moke was making its way into the auditorium when a fireman went to the stage and explained the situation to the audience. With almost perfect or der the erowd filed out and joined a throng in the street watching the firemen fight the blase. The dam age wm confined to the basement. !f W, '.J^i-"H'^ awwwyj BLANKET AND SOCKS HIS ONLY CLOTHES isfcj- Unidentified Man Found Wandering in West Liberty Railroad Yards., West Liberty, Dec. 18.——A"n" uni dentified man, found practically nak ed while roaming in the local rail road yards, is lodged in the county infirmary while the authorities are making every attempt to learn who he is and the circumstances leading to his plight. :-.i When found by the employes of the electric power house, the Strang el* was clothed only in a pair-of socks and a tattered blanket. He apparently could not understand any of the many questions'put to him until at the doors of the county. Jail, when he replied in answer .that he came from New York. It is generally accepted theory that tramps robbed him'of his cloth ing and shoved him from a train, though no marks of violence appear. He bears no resemblance to a wan derer, so far as features are concern ed, and were it not for the soiled blanket which he carried, authori ties think he might be some railroad passenger who suddenly lost his rea son and left the train here, .—— SIGHT OF THEODORE BLOCKS THE STREET i. Sj£ & rf: sw Ex-President Center of Excitement After Speech.^*! New York, Dec. 18.—Col. Theo dore Roosevelt, emerging from the Labor temple yesterday afternoon, where he bad made an unscheduled speech, could not find his automo bile, and while looking around for another caused a crowd to collect that blocked street traffic. Somebody shouted "There's Ted dy," and in a moment he was sur rounded by a throng that grew larg er as the colonel strode along Four teenth street looking for a taxicab. When two policemen forced their way Into the crowd to find out w'hat the trouble was, the colonel good naturedly expjaj#s^r and they held up a passln ^aoblle. It was a private mao.:. Vfcnd the driver was for going on until the colonel took a hand In the conversation himself. "Hey, you," the motorman shout ed to the former president, "rim your blamed machine uf against the curb If you want to get In. Don't you know anything. Get off the track." With a grin for an answer, Mr. Roosevelt hopped into the tonneau and the machine bolted off, amid the cheers of the crowd. Colonel Roosevelt's speech at the Labor temple was mainly of a relig ious character. CHARGES PLAN T0^" 3 3 mil .,r i- UP HARBOR German Officials Seized Letters P*ss ing Through./f4- FMJ h. Cologne, Dec. 18.—The Rhenish Westphalian Zeitung publishes a story of an alleged discovery of a plan on the part of Great Britain to blow up Wilhelmshaven. The Zeitung professes to have received its Information from One of the best Informed officials, who said that the postal authorities, becoming suspic ious of repeated money orders In favor of deck officers and chief mates, finally seised some of the let ters passing through the postal de partment. These showed that the plana to the entrances to Wilhelmshaven war harbor, as well as plans of the wat er supply and the contents of the secret code book hkd been betrayed to the British admiralty. The paper points out that with such Information at Its command, Great Britain could blow up the en trances to the war harbor at the de cisive moment, rendering the harbor utterly useless and Germany at the very beginning of war helpless to defend herself at sea. To prevent the threatened danger, the Zeitung continues, a German squadron remains for weeks on pa trol duty. Reoeat conferences be tween the emperor, the minister of marine, the chief of the admiralty and the chief of the marine depart ment dealt with this danger.-*-4 Strong Heart olives (plain and stuffed) are extra fancy. For sale only by Sheldon Bros. t$dS ?.