Iowa Old Press
Dubuque, Dubuque co. Iowa
January 10, 1861
DIED - We have received the sad intelligence that our Representative at Washington, Mr. Vandever, has lost his eldest child.
PERSONAL - We received a circular Saturday from Marion, Linn County, wherein it was stated our old friend and whilom townsman, Ferd. Winslow, had formed a copartnership under the name and firm of Winslow, Stephens, & Co., for the purpose of transacting a general Banking, Exchange, Collection and Commission business, Messrs. Hubbard and Stephens, his partners, will still continue their old business as attorneys and counselors at law as usual. The loss of Mr. Winslow is very severely felt in Anamosa, where he has taken a most active part in the advancement and prosperity of the town. He seems determined to keep on the foremost wave of the Railroad tide, and is one of the most enterprising, energetic business men in that portion of the State.
We walked through Messrs. J. & L. Robinson's
Grocery house Monday and were really astonished at the large quantity and
fullness of their stock. Rows of immense sugar hogsheads, tiers of tierces,
boxes of tobacco in mounds on mountains rise, and in fact all the different
articles pertaining to a wholesale grocers establishment from a bottle of pepper
sauce to a bale of three inch cable are to be found amongst their
They are the oldest grocery house in Dubuque, and we were pleased to learn their sales were much larger during the past season than in the same time since their house was established. They have been so fortunate as not to contract a single bad debt within the past six months.
They have bought this winter some more than one thousand dollars worth of furs. They prophesy a busy season this coming spring.
FIRE - In the very midst of our New Year's festivities came the appalling cry of "Fire! fire! Mrs. Marsh's house on the hill!" It is difficult to describe the sinking of the heart we felt on hearing these words. - This magnificent dwelling, one of the greatest ornaments of our city, the last work of our most esteemed citizens. The idea of a building that cost more than twenty-five thousand dollars might within a half an hour be a shapeless mass of ruins involved a public loss so irretrievable as to almost paralyze the joyous revelers who were careering about our city to the sounds of music. - Fortunately, however, it was a needless alarm; the flames were subdued by the neighbors long before an engine could toil up Julien Avenue. The cause of the fire is unknown to us. The damage but a little more than a hundred dollars.
Estate of Nelson Monroe, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned was on the 31st day of July, A.D., 1860, duly appointed Administrator of the estate of Nelson Monroe, late of Cleveland, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, deceased. All persons having claims against such estate will make proof of the same; those indebted to the estate are requested to make payment to the undersigned.
Administrator of the estate of Nelson Monroe, Dec'd.
IN COUNTY COURT OF DUBUQUE COUNTY IOWA
In relation to the estate of James Sweeney ,deceased. -
Public notice is hereby given that my final report as Administratrix of the estate of James Sweeney deceased, and petition for discharge as such Administratrix are now on file in said Court and unless exceptions are filed to said report by January term 1861 of said Court, it will be approved by the Judge thereof, and the prayer of said petition granted.
Administratrix of the estate of James Sweeney, dec'd.
LOVELL & WILLIAMS,
Attorneys for Administratrix.
December 7th, 1860.
Dubuque, Dubuque co. Iowa
January 31, 1861
AN IOWA PRODUCT - We have received a sample of Sorghum Syrup manufactured by J.W. Winson of Clayton county, in this State, which is equal to some of the best samples of imported syrup. He manufactured a large quantity, and another year will increase his product.
Submitted by C.J.L., October 2007