It appears that Mr. E.S. Randall, a one time Mayor of Calamus, Iowa, was sending a load of empty beer barrels and bottles back to a Val Blatz Brewing depot in Ceder Rapids. By my read, the shipment included:
23 Half Barrels
17 Quarter Barrels
17 Eighth Barrels
9 Cases of Bottles
Blatz was brewed and headquartered in Milwaukee.
C. & N - W. Ry.
Val Blatz Brewing Company branded arch at the former Blatz building in Milwaukee. The building has been converted to residential apartments.