Greene, Butler, Iowa
March 1, 1916
STATE NEWS IN BRIEF
Traer - The old fair ground site, consisting of twenty-four
acres of unimproved land, lying one-half mile northwest of Traer, was sold
this week to F.W. Hotel at the record price of $250 an acre. The
stockholders of the old fair grounds association signed over the interests
some time ago to the library board and the proceeds of the sale will be used
to pay the indebtedness on the library site, the paving, furniture, books,
etc., for the new Carnegie library which is rapidly nearing completion.
Des Moines - D.T. Blodgett, candidate for the supreme bench of
the state, has been indicted by the Polk county grand jury for criminal
libel. He is alleged to have circulated by means of hand bills, libelous
reports about various state and federal judges.
Boone - Chief Moyer has issued orders to his men to pick up all
dogs which are without tags, and complaints have been coming in of vicious
dogs at large.
Boone - A fire in the barn of Henry McCoy, who resides on the
H.C. Wakefield farm, four and one-half miles northwest of Ames, caused the
loss of six horses, hay and feed and over a hundred chickens.
Davenport - Chas. McKenzie arrested three weeks ago on a charge
of forgery preferred by J.F. Paulson, appeared before Judge William
Theophilus in the district court, entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced
to 90 days' imprisonment in the Scott county jail.
Mason City - A Ford touring car containing W.V. Loring and Mrs.
Loring was struck by some switching box cars on the M. & St. L. tracks and
pushed about fifteen feet along the track without damage done to the car or
Fort Dodge - Frank Anderson of Coalville and Frank Spencer
seriously injured at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by an explosion of
dynamite in the mine of the American Cement Plaster Co. Only the two men
were in the mine at the time the explosion occurred.
Traer - Miss Harriet White, a Grinnell student from Traer, was
given second place in a prize contest which is carried on every year by the
students in Prof. Smiley's advanced Latin class at Iowa college. The prize
was a handsome volume of Browning's poems.
Burlington Weekly Hawkeye
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
March 2, 1882
Last Weeks' Postoffice Changes in Iowa.
Washington, Feb. 28 - The following are the postoffice changes
in Iowa for the week ended February 25: Established - Bromley, Marshall
county, John C. Armstrong, postmaster; Galtville, Wright county, Robert B.
Hanlin, postmaster. Postmasters appointed - Adel, Dallas county, Walter A.
Noel; Castle Grove, Jones county, Charles C. Scott; Corwith, Hancock county,
Oliver H. Stilson; Danforth, Johnson county, Berthold Byer; El Dorado,
Fayette county, Paul Buechser; Mount Sterling, Van Buren county, Samuel N.
Thatcher; Nugent's Grove, Linn county, O.J. Nugent; Washburn, Black Hawk
county, James Brown.
Iowa Postoffice Changes.
Washington, Feb. 22 - The following are the postoffice changes
in Iowa for the week ending February 18: Established - Bagley, Guthrie
county, Charles R. Wright, postmaster; Churdan Greene county, Joseph
Churdan, postmaster; Halbur, Carroll county, Ezra N Merchant, postmaster;
Lawrence, Pocahontas county, George W. Leverick, postmaster; Thrall, Wright
county, Dorastus B. Myers, postmaster; Willits, Van Buren county, Israel B.
Chamberlain, postmaster; Willow Glen, Humboldt county, John W. King,
postmaster. Discontinued - Lezler, Woodbury county. Name changed. - Advance,
Guthrie county, to Herndon. Postmasters appointed - Blairstown, Benton
county, Mrs. Cora L. Van Matse; Franklin Mills, Des Moines county, Thomas
Burges; High Point, Decatur county, George A. Graham; Lincoln, Polk county,
T.L. Conway; Norwalk, Warren county, George ?. Stittler [ ?]; Quasqueton,
Buchanan county, Mrs. Ada Butterfield; Scottswood, Pottawattamie county,
William M McNew; Tuskeege, Decatur county, Lewis Craig; Woodburn, Clarke
county, J.A. Heaton.
- The McGillicuddys have just returned from Cork, Europe. They were
the life of the steerage during the voyage.
Funeral of James P. Bean
The funeral of the lamented young civil engineer, James P. Bean,
occurred in Mount Pleasant on Sunday. The services were conducted by Rev.
Mr. Pillsbury, and were especially touching. A large number of Burlington
people attended and it seemed that nearly every household in Mount Pleasant
was represented for the deceased was widely known and universally respected
and liked. He leaves a wife and one little child to mourn the loss which, to
them, is irrevocable. Mr. Bean died February 9, near Uwalde, Texas, one
hundred miles south of San Antonio. He was laid to rest here by strange
though tender hands, but the members of his own family and the many loving
friends in this country felt that it were better that he should repose
beside the form of his little child, that died only one month before he
himself was summoned. Dr. J.V. Bean, of our city, started as soon as the
telegram came which brought news of his death, and succeeded in bringing the
loved remains back with him. Many a heart will sympathize with the friends
and mourn for the dead.
Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
March 3, 1910
Farmer Swallows Dollar at Party
Peter Christianson, a young farmer, swallowed a silver dollar
while playing a parlor game at a party in Low Moor, and carried the coin in
his stomach for six days without any ill effects. The doctors finally got it
out and he will wear it as a watch charm.
Bad Fire at Delhi
The town of Delhi was visited by a disastrous fire which
destroyed two buildings, one being occupied by Geo. Toomer as a restaurant
and one by Dr. E.W. Warner as an office. Both were burned to the ground and
most of the contents was also destroyed.
Eddyville Man Found Unconscious
Walter Putton, aged 36, of Eddyville, was found in a bruised and
unconscious condition in the Iowa Central yards at Oskaloosa and died two
hours later. Foul play is suspected.
SHORT STATE ITEMS
- Edgar McLain, a well known young man of Tipton, is under
indictment for passing forged checks. He is out on bonds.
- C.C. Fell, city assessor, committed suicide in Charles City by
drinking carbolic acid. Financial troubles are the supposed cause.
- Syrus Igo of Palmyra was elected president of the State
Aberdeen-Angus Association to succeed C.J. Martin of Churdan at Des Moines.
- The Roland Bros., who have conducted the Leader store in Adel for
some years, sold out the business to Silvers & Co., of Corning.
- B. Kemper & Sons, growers of Muscatine Island, have on exhibition
a lemon that weighs three pounds and two ounces and which was grown in one
of their hothouses.
- Mrs. Charles Copeland, aged 40, wife of the city marshal of
Batavia, committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid. She leaves a husband
and six daughters. There is no known cause for the act.
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Cathy Joynt Labath
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