Davenport Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa March 31, 1877
- Hon. John H. Dixon, of Oskaloosa, has an apple orchard of 11,000 trees, just outside the city limits.
- Wm. H. Vallean of Decorah is bankrupt with $150,000 liabilities and no assets. His creditors are mostly in Chicago and Milwaukee.
- Martin Albertson of Ottumwa obtained a judgment of $550 against the K. & D.M. R.R. for the maintenance of his child, who lost a limb by being run over by the company's train last summer.
- Keokuk is honored. Longfellow has written to a Mrs. Winslow, speaking in terms of praise of the poems of her son Herbert. He regards them as "remarkable productions for one so young."
- The 10-year-old son of Mr. L. Hogg, of Monticello, met a horrid death on Wednesday afternoon. He had gone into the elevator unknown to the employes, and was playing on the oat-bin, when the spout was opened to a load car. He soon sank out of sight and his body was not discovered till it choked up the spout, whereupon his lifeless body was dragged out.