Clipped From The Algona Upper Des Moines

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 - NO OTHER TOWN tlEE IT, SitHfttioh of Titonka,...
NO OTHER TOWN tlEE IT, SitHfttioh of Titonka, with Two Postofflces, After All. The Buffalo Fork fostofflce Moved to the New Town—Mattel* Seems Still tJnscttled. Titonka presents a situation that is .Unique, to say the least of it. After all the talk about its having two postofflcesinpros pect, then of the matter being disposed of so that Uncle Sam would have but one agent there, it seems after all that she is really in possession of two establishments In the postofflce line. tahn Falk is the Buffalo Fork postmaster. He was in Algona Monday, and a representative of this paper interviewed him on the matter. He was apparently averse to talking until after being assured that his questioner was not employed in the government secret service. Then he said that some time ago ho sent to the department a petition of the patrons of his office asking to have It moved three fourths of a mile northwest of its'then location. There being no apparent objection to its removal the request was grunted. Asked if he mentioned the fact in his petition that the removal would place It at Titonka, his memory seemed clouded on that point. He said there wasn't much of a town there at that time any way—only three or four buildings. Well, to make a long story short, Mr Falk got his building on skids a week ago Saturday and moved it, postofflce and all, over to Titonka, where he has set up a second establishment and is receiving the Buffalo Fork mail, which is carried by team from Burl. How long it will bo continued at that point is a question that Mr. Falk is evidently interested in. Ho admitted, during the conversation, that ho had a recent letter from the department to the effect that perhaps it would simplify matters if he would move his postofflce back to its old location, but he seemed undecided what course to pursue. He is out about $300, so he said, if ho has to move back. He is a pooi- man, and the loss will fall heavily upon him; but really its seems as though ho might have acted more, wisely if he had taken better counsel than ho appears to have been guided by.

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 29 Mar 1899, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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