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, named Kerr.
- 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 heart disease.
- 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 Gazette 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 week.
- 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.