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The Park hotel of Manning has aspired a reputation with the
traveling public of being one of the best hotels in this part of the country.
It is fitted up with furnace heat, sewer connections with closets, well
heated and well furnished rooms. All of the twenty-two rooms in the building are
first class. The bill of fare is well selected and served in a style that
is tempting and palatable.
Mr. W. N. Ruggs the proprietor bought the house three years
ago after having run it for one year. His house is one of the neatest
little hotels in the state and traveling men all speak in the highest term of
Carl C. Magee
W. A. Mc Lagan
The pride of Carroll is her public school system. Through
the liberality of the tax payers, buildings having been provided and equipped
which furnish "school homes' instead of 'school prison' to the pupils. It
is the policy of the board of directors to furnish for the children who are soon
to be citizens the best facilities for preparing themselves for such a duty a
citizenship implies. While everything is done to make the system first
class, the interests of the burden bearers have not been forgotten. It is
asserted without fear of contradiction that there is no "leakage" in the
disbursement of taxes collected. Never has the district had a more
businesslike and economical administration than that give by the present board
composed of W. A. McLagan, H. W. Macomber, S. H. Johnston, N. Beiter, W. O. Rich
and W. Humphrey.
Much of the credit for the present 'businesslike administration'
belongs to W. A. McLagan, president of board, who has conscientiously served the
district without partisanship or hope of personal gain. His services are
invaluable to the district. Mr. McLagan is one of the active businessmen
of Carroll. He is the owner of the block in which the First National Bank
of Carroll is located. In every position he has occupied he has always
give his duties the most conscientious attention and pleased the people. The
superintendent of schools of Carroll, Prof. C. C. MaGee, is a native of Iowa
being born in Fayette county. His early education was obtained in the
public schools of Marshalltown and later he was graduated from the Iowa State
Normal School. Since his graduation he has engaged in the occupation of school
teaching. Two years ago he was appointed superintendent of the schools of
Carroll and at the expiration of the term was re-elected for another year.
Through his exceptional ability together with his thoroughness
of understanding the wants and needs of the pupils, he has gained the esteem and
favor of the patrons and people alike.
E. M. Parsons
We publish herewith an excellent likeness of Carroll's popular
and worthy mayor Hon. E. M. parsons. He was born in Rochester, N.Y.
January 28, 1847. At the age of six years his parents moved to Coldwater,
Mich. where he resided until reaching the age of twenty. He then moved to
Creston, Ill., engaging in the grain business. He remained here for eight years
when in 1875 he came to Carroll continuing in the same line of business adding
thereto live stock.
In 1889 he was elected mayor in which office he has been
continued since that time. He has been a life long member of the
republican party in the tenants of which organization he unbounded faith.
His practically un-opposition for the office of mayor demotes the extreme
popularity he enjoys and the high esteem in which he is held by fellowmen and
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