Davenport Daily Leader Davenport, Scott, Iowa January 16, 1899
- John Williams of Shrevesport, La., who was visiting his daughter Mrs. Stonell of Muscatine, died Wednesday at the age of 67 years. He was an old soldier having served in the 51st Ills. Infantry and was captured at Chickamauga, being incarcerated 14 months in Andersonville prison.
- August Keister of Webster City, has commenced suit in the district court to secure his farm from the county which he had deeded to the authorities but a few days ago in consideration that he be furnished maintenance through life. After a few days at the county farm he sickened of his new home and wanted to get his farm back again. The county sold the land in the meantime and refused to give it back again. He has employed an attorney to bring suit.
- The farm house of Thomas Harmon, four and a half miles from Pomeroy, was destroyed by fire Monday night. Loss $300 fully covered by insurance.
- Much feeling is aroused at Eldora over the report that Postmaster-elect Harris intends to move the office to his building on North Washington street. It is claimed that the removal would cause great inconveniences to the business of the town.
- Benton Nicholson, one of the oldest residents of Iowa died at his home at Winterset Thursday morning.
- The flouring mill of Davison and Lint of Maxwell, was completely destroyed by fire on Thursday. The loss is estimated to be $12,000.
- Joe Nagle of Dubuque has secured a contract to furnish 5,000 bushels of potatoes to the Joliet Penitentiary.
- The officers of the Dubuque police department are wearing citizens overcoats, the city being unable to furnish the men the necessary funds for the regulation blue coat.
- The verdict of the jury in the Rock Island railroad wreck at Council Bluffs lay the blame on J.W. Taylor, the engineer, who met his death in the collision of the two trains on Tuesday.
- Miss Bessie Thornell and J. Martin Adams of Tabor, eloped on Monday evening going to Omaha where they were married. Miss Thornell is the daughter of Hon. A.B. Thornell of Sidney, the senior judge of the judicial district.
- Small pox has broken out at Wayne County, this state. At Seymour there is one case reported and five more about six miles from town. The state board of health is investigating the cases.
- The Mt. Pleasant Manufacturing and Lumber company filed articles of incorporation with the secretary of state. Capital stock $30,000. The officers of the company are: President, Jesse Ketchum; treasurer, S.J. Hills; and secretary Enos Green.
- David A. Haviland of Fort Dodge and one of the first settlers in Webster County died at his home at the age of 87 years on Tuesday.
- "Ed. Smith" who has been held at Burlington for a week or more as the Murderer Dunham, will be released, as it has been ascertained that he is not the man.
- The new jail has been started at Oskaloosa, and it is to be named after the first person who occupies it.
- C.C. Colwell of Storm Lake has bought the Sioux Rapids Republican.