Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 5, 1895
IOWA NEWS NOTES
- John Wemmeyer, who has been in the insane hospital at Clarinda,
refuses to eat anything.
- The postoffice at Myrone, Allamakee county, has been discontinued.
Mail will go to Waukon.
- County Auditor John Matthews at Council Bluffs received a broken
leg, the result of a runaway.
- Judge Sloan sentenced Wm. Cramer at Centerville to eighteen months
for attempted murder.
- M. Marcus, clothier at Council Bluffs, suffered loss by a fire.
The next day his stock was levied upon by a local bank.
- Fire at Storm Lake destroyed the livery barn of J.E. Sprague,
burning seventeen horses; also burned the billiard hall of James Alderson
and some small buildings. Mr. Sprague had $1500 insurance. The total loss is
probably about $5,000.
- John Riehl and Dr. Fee were speeding their horses on a street in
Waterloo when they attempted to pass a team driven by Mrs. Thompson. A
collision resulted, Mrs. Thompson being thrown to the ground. Riehl was
dragged some distance and severely bruised.
- It is probable that the trial of Charles Adams for the murder of
Stephen Howard at Waterloo will be set for the second week of the March
term, which will bring it about March 11. There will be no trial jury the
first week of the term. It is not known yet which judge will try the Adams
case, but it is thought probable that Judge Blair may hold court the latter
part of the term, as Judge Tolerton finished out Blair's term in Delaware
- Gen. James A. Williamson, ex-commissioner of the general land
office, and for many years a resident of Iowa, was recently awarded a medal
of honor for conspicuous gallantry during the late war. Gen. Williamson is
naturally somewhat proud of this fact, and as a sort of celebration of the
incident he gave a dinner at Washington to Gen. Dodge and the Iowa members
of Congress who served in the army of the union.
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
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