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Wm. Ralph ~ Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: March 11, 2007 at 20:14:12
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Burlington Weekly Hawkeye
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
March 11, 1865


- A young man named Welch, residing in Marietta township, Marshall
county, was recently drowned in a bayou of the Iowa river.

- The Washington Press states that Mr. Geo Farrier, an old and
respected citizen residing near that place, committed suicide last week by
hanging himself.

- Wm. N. White, a worthy citizen of Mt. Pleasant, died in that place
on Tuesday last, after a short illness. His age was 72 years.

- Wm. Ralph and Thomas Daren are now lying in the jail at Keosauqua,
charged with the crime of robbery.

- While A.S. Belt and Col. Preston were crossing a stream near
Vinton that had become very much swollen by the rains, they drove into deep
water and came very near drowning. Their horses were lost.- So says the
Cedar Valley Times.

- Otis Briggs has been appointed postmaster at Nevada, vice John
Blick, resigned.

- Major Verplanck Van Antwerp has been confirmed by the Senate as
Brevet Brigadier General.

- The Dubuque Herald says Miss Eliza Hatch, who is in prison there
for infanticide, refuses to take any food, having eaten only about three
ounces of nourishment in three days.

- Christian Bauscher, postmaster at Franklin, Lee county, died on
the 20th ult, from the effects of arsenic administered to him on the
supposition that it was cream of tartar. The poison was taken from Mr.
Bauscher's own store by a member of his family who attempted to follow the
prescription of a physician.

- While Mr. Shenon was unloading hay at McGregor the other day he
fell from the load and the horses, becoming frightened, he was dragged some
distance, injuring him severely. His head was badly cut, and two of his ribs
were broken. We glean from the McGregor News.

Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press

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