Davenport Weekly Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday, May 4, 1880
IOWA STATE NEWS
- The postoffice at Carbon Hill, Davis county, has been discontinued.
- According to the recent official census the population of Buchanan county
is 18 547
- The average attendance at the Eldora Reform School for boys for the past
six months has been 200.
- Dr. Randall, of Littleport, Clayton county, was thrown from his horse, and
his neck broken, death ensuing shortly after.
- A new postoffice has been established in Princeton township, Scott county,
- Clarke county is somewhat excited over the proposed removal of the county
seat from Osceola to Murray.
- Alexander L. Gray, one of the proprietors of the Sabula Gazette, died on
the 20th of April of consumption, in the 90th year of his age.
- George Acheson, a well known resident of Iowa since 1843, died at
Fairfield April 24th.
- Jeremiah Smith, aged 72 years, for 27 years a respected citizen of
Marshall county, dropped dead on the streets of Marshalltown recently, of
- Jeremiah Hartnett, a conductor on the Illinois Central, was suddenly
killed near Masonville. He either fell or was thrown beneath the cars and
his body frightfully mangled.
- Xavier Huber, of Dubuque, has been arrested on a charge of poisoning his
wife, who died under rather suspicious circumstances about a year ago.
- While examining a revolver in a hardware store at Monroe, Mrs. Mart, who
resides near Bennington, Marion Co, received the contents of one chamber in
the frontal head over the left eye. She was alive at last accounts, although
in a critical condition.
- Col. W.T. Shaw, of Anamosa, who was in command of the 14th Iowa which was
captured at the battle of Shiloh, has been invited by the Army of the
Tennessee to prepare an account of that battle, which will be published and
incorporated among the records of the organization.
- The Sheriff of Marshall county offers a liberal reward for the arrest and
detention of James G Avery, alias McGee, a deaf mute and one of the most
notorious robbers in America who escaped jail in that county recently. He is
only 20 years of age, a blonde, and of light weight.
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday morning, May 4, 1880
- Glenwood has organized a telephone company.
- The corner stone of the new Catholic Church at McGregor, will be laid this
- The Executive Council have accepted the Mitchelville Seminary to be used
as the Girls' department of the reform school.
- William Hull, a Harlan, Shelby county, school teacher, was arrested last
week in Des Moines and sent back to Harlan on a charge of unusual punishment
on a pupil in the school which he was teaching in that vicinity.
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