The Marengo Republican says a piece of the great
meteor weighing seven pounds, six ounces, fell on the farm of Mr. L. Sherlock,
nine miles east of Marengo and two miles west of Homestead. It was discovered in
the morning by some of the children, when on their way to school. Appearances
indicated that after striking the earth it rebounded and fell some thirty feet
from where it first struck. Unfortunately for the interests of science, Mr. S.
broke the piece into small fragments and distributed them among his neighbors. A
small piece, weighing four and a half ounces, is in possession of the editor of
John F. Dean was fatally stabbed in a saloon row in Dubuque, Tuesday evening, by a Wisconsin gambler named Jack Bruce.
Major Downing of hotel fame has failed in Oskaloosa to the tune of $20,000. His great popularity has created general sympathy for him.
The cholera collared just an even four hundred hogs belonging to Mr. Wesley Cheshire, in Warren county, during the past month, and led them to that bourne whence no hog returns.
The Republicans of Iowa City have nominated Jacob Ricord for Mayor and Joseph McConnell for Treasurer. Much interest is manifested there in the city election, which takes place next Monday.
Enoch Arden of Lansing, broke his wife's head the other day with a parlor chair, and now he is [in] the cold and silent jail, and impecunious Enoch's crying out for bail,- "Day after day-no bail."
Davenport has stored 15,000 tons of ice this winter. Does Davenport expect to get through next summer with that amount? Think of the juleps and cocktails and cobblers that will have to be provided for before the next ice comes.
Capt. F.B. Pye of Marion county, gathered from his farm last fall 2,400 bushels of corn, an average of eighty bushels per acre. The Captain is a model farmer, but we don't care if he raised 120 bushels of corn to the acre. Pye is no way to spell "pie".
Wm. Easterly and Mrs. Wise of Clinton, left Mrs. Easterly and the children and Mr. Wise and the children to bewail their sudden flight to Omaha and the great West. The deserted wife and husband very sensibly decided to make no pursuit of the miscreants.
Pella has had a small pox scare. A young Pellacan named Weaver was foolish enough to go to Keokuk and then returned home, and now he is tracking the disease all over the State. What do people want to go to Keokuk for anyhow? Might know they'd catch something nasty.
Dr. Spurza, a clarvoyant doctor of Davenport, who cures all diseases by laying on of hands, was astonished Thursday when the sheriff of Cedar county laid hands on him and waltzed him off to Tipton to answer the charge of manslaughter. It appears that the doctor last summer helped an old man to kingdom come by giving him a lot of stuff that would kill a brass dog.
The Happy Ones.
The following is a list of marriage licenses issued by the County Clerk in the month of February:
Wm. F. Vandyke to Miss Annie Jones.
Wilton Davis to Miss Minnie J. Clutter.
Chas. Saiden to Miss Louisa Linstrom.
Henry Coad to Miss Sarah C. Lotspirch.
J.H. Westeebeck to Miss Christian Herman.
Otto Langerbeck to Miss Johannah E. Gutzmer.
Byron Lillie to Miss Sarah E. Williams.
Peter Weishampt to Mrs. Isabella Shaefer.
John W. Parr to Miss Clara V. Roberts.
John W. Hill to Miss Mary E. Fox.
John Alfred Leander to Miss Christian S. Johnson.
Horton Bailey to Miss Lizzie Kelley.
Jasper Brown to Miss Margaret Wilkerson.
Frank Bernard Schrulle to Miss Caroline Lietsch.
Hugh Paisley to Miss Matilda Nyburg.
H. Langewort to Miss Margaret Schmeiser.
Frank Whitford to Mrs. Evelena Roth.
C.A.R. Convers to Miss Lilly Post.
Jacob John Frutiger to Miss Sophia Walk.
The following Western Patents were issued from the United States Patent Office, for the week ending February 9, 1875, as reported for THE HAWK-EYE from the Western patent office agency, by W.B. Richards, solicitor of patents, Galesburg, Illinois.
Sewing machine- Hirons & Moore, Grinell.
Wheel cultivators- F.S. Leach, Cedar Rapids.
Riding plow.- Same.
THE REIDE MURDER.
Arrest of the Parties who did the Stabbing.
The murder, Friday evening, which occurred at the Hawk-Eye school house, about four and one half miles from town on the Dodgeville road, in place of at the Jones school house as mentioned in our last issue, created considerable interest in the city yesterday. The officers who went out to arrest the guilty parties succeeded in capturing four of the participants and they were brought to the city yesterday and are now in jail awaiting their trial which is announced for next Wednesday.
It appears that Reide, the young man who was killed in the affray, had received a senrrillous valentine which he attributed to some of the Benedict family, and the row which resulted so disastrously Friday night grew out of that affair.
The trouble was brewing all evening and as the contesting parties, numbering perhaps a dozen reached the point at which their roads home separated they came to blows, the Reide faction commencing the assault. The larger number of those present immediately entered into the melee which was continued until Reide fell to the ground stabbed in two places, one in the forehead and the other between the ribs, taking effect in the heart. He was picked up and taken to a neighboring house and one of his brothers came immediately to town after medical assistance, and to inform the officers of the affair. When Marshal Cox, accompanied by officers Peabody and Smith arrived at the home of the Benedicts, the parties who committed the stabbing, they found tow of the parties at home who were immediately put under arrest. The other two were out in search of a pocket book which had been lost in the fight, and were met by the officers on their return home and captured. Upon seeing the officers, young Benedict dropped something upon the ground and placed his foot upon it, which, upon being secured by the Marshal, proved to be a buckhorn handled knife, with a blade about four inches in length. The knife had been recently sharpened and was very keen, with the exception of about the one-sixteenth of an inch at the point, which was turned, as though having come in contact with some solid body. These two were at once taken in charge, and they, with the first two, were brought to the city and lodged in the county jail. Officer Smith remained in the neighborhood to secure one Benton Wykert, he also being implicated, and to subpoena the witnesses, of whom there are some twelve or fifteen.
The case is a very complicated one, it now appearing that Reide struck the first blow, while, on the other hand, the knives recently sharpened, found in the possession of the arrested parties, indicate an anticipation of the fray and a readiness to participate in it.
Married, at the Burlington House, Hastings, Nebraska, Tuesday evening, January 19, by the Rev. James A. Griffiths, Louis H. Ryder to Miss Clara B. Burhans.
Also at the same place, Tuesday evening, February 28, by the Rev. E.I. Willis, Mr. Thomas H. Coy to Miss Sallie M. Burhans, all of Hastings, Nebraska.
Oh, these Burlington girls; they live but to conquer, and they conquer every time. Their smiles are enchantments which allure the bravest and the best of us and even a grasshopper sufferer forgets his misery in the pleasant associations of their companionship.
It is needless to announce to our Burlington readers that the blushing brides on this occasion were none other than the daughters of that good man Gus Burhans, who dotes on Burlington so much that he couldn't sleep in peace until he had named his hotel at Hastings the Burlington House, a name which has made it the most popular stopping place between Burlington and Ft. Kearney, and which has made the bustling, thriving city better known to Burlington people than any other place in that fertile, rapidly progressing State.
The many friends of the fair brides in Burlington wish them all possible happiness in their newly assumed relationship, and THE HAWK-EYE says, "Bless you, my children, my your future career be one of happiness without alloy, and may the years which are to come be crowned with the fullness of health, prosperity and glad content."