Burlington Weekly Hawkeye
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
March 4, 1865
- Dr. J. Tarbell a well known resident of Keokuk recently died in Nevada
- Two young men whose names are Deacon and Ralph, were arrested at
Bentonsport on Friday, upon the charge of committing a robbery at Keosauqua.
They confess, the Gate City says, to having committed the deed.
- R. Buckingham's residence, at Keokuk, was entered Saturday and property
carried off to the value of $300. So says the Gate City.
- Jeremiah McMenomy, an old citizen of Muscatine, who has been for several
years living in unlawful intimacy with a woman named Nesselbush, was shot in
the abdomen Friday morning last, while issuing from her house, and died in
about nine hours afterward. He stated that a son of Mrs. Nesselbush did the
deed. The Journal says McMenomy was a man of considerable property and had a wife living.
- Snow fell in Allamakee county last week to the depth of fifteen inches.
- A young man named James Spaulding of Anamosa, Jones county, recently ran
away from home to Illinois and enlisting there pocketed $600 bounty. Soon
after his father received notice that he had been appointed a cadet to the
West Point Military Academy and succeeded after a short search in finding
his boy who was on the point of starting south. The War Department was
telegraphed and the boy mustered out. He kept his $600 and is going to West
Point. So says the Eureka.
- The Star says Mr. C. Walton, who resides near Eddyville, has discovered
petroleum on his premises.
- Mr. Benj. Adamson of Appanoose county, has lost many sheep to wolves, and
he offers a bounty through the Centerville Citizen of $10 from his own
pocket for every wolf killed in this county.
- Jacob Witter killed a large wild cat last week near Leon, Decatur County.
Two horses were stolen from the stable of Thomas Harrett, five miles from
- The partner of Mr. Dawson, a butcher at Knoxville, the other day took a
load of hides to Eddyville, sold them and hasn't been heard of since. The
Republican says his family remains at Knoxville.
- Dogs killed nineteen head of sheep for Mr. Titus Woodruff, of Marion
county, last week.
- A son of Mr. Samuel Ridlin, residing near Knoxville, was killed the other
day by falling from a load of hay upon the frozen ground.
- While Mr. Wm. Gasten of Knoxville was making some purchases in a store at
Knoxville, some scamp mounted his horse and rode away. A search was
instituted and the animal at last found in a field near Attica, eight miles
from that place.
- James Thompson has been appointed Postmaster at Point Isabel, Wapello
county, Vice S. Blystone removed.
- Two brothers, Edward and Samuel North, were arrested in Ottumwa last week
on the charge of horse stealing. They stole their horses in Missouri. They
were held to bail in the sum of $1500 each, in default to which they were
sent to jail.
- The Davenport Gazette says Col. Milo Smith, of the 26th Iowa infantry, has
resigned and returned to his home in Clinton.
- Capt. J. Drummond, of Co. K., 4th Iowa cavalry, after three years faithful
service in the army, has again resumed civil life, and returned to his home
in Mt. Pleasant. His Union sentiments were, however, not the least affected
by his return to civil life, as shown by his taking to himself a "better
half" immediately after his arrival.
- W. McLaughlin, of Co. D, 2d Iowa infantry, remained in General Hospital,
at Hilton Head, S.C., February 10th, 1866.
- The Albia Union says that last Monday Martin Sullivan at Iconium in
Appanoose county, killed his mother by striking her with an axe. The young
man is about twenty-four years of age, and was probably insane, as he has
since shown an evidently total derangement.
- The city of Cedar Falls was laid out in 1854. It has been growing with
wondrous rapidity ever since. The first white child born in Black Hawk
county is now living at Cedar Falls. His name is Henry Adams. We glean from
the Cedar Falls Gazette.
- Thos. Dodds, a prominent citizen of Mt. Pleasant, died in that place on
Tuesday last, of laryngitis.
- A son of Mr. Jacob McCoy was severely if not fatally injured a day or two
ago by being thrown from a horse and dragged a considerable distance in
consequence of his foot remaining in the stirrup.
- A burglar robbed John P. Grantham of Mt. Pleasant, of $150 last week. He
entered the house in the night and abstracted the money from the latter's
pantaloons while he was asleep. Other houses were entered the same night.
- Mrs. Winifred Bowen, an aged lady of New London, Henry county, died on the
15th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Charles Nugen. She was in
the 90th year of her age, and for the past sixty years has been a worthy
member of the Baptist Church. She was the mother of twenty-two children. The
above items we glean from the Mt. Pleasant Journal.
- The Clinton Herald says Mr. S. Sisco, of that place, recently fell from a
ladder, breaking his wrist, knee-pan and jaw.
- We observe by the Muscatine Journal that the boy Nesselbush, who is
supposed to have shot Jeremiah McMenomy a few days ago, has been examined and held to bail in the sum of $1,000 for appearance at the next term of the District Court. The boy denies that he shot McMenomy.
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