Iowa Old Press
Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa
Thursday, May 8, 1873
Go to F.M. DICKEY and get the cash for your butter and eggs.
Fresh fish received every Wednesday morning at GADD's meat market.
D.S. SMITH is still on hand at the post office and intends to remain there
with the largest and best selected stock of drugs and medicines in the city.
Call on him for bargains.
One hundred and fifty bushels of Millet seed, good seed and well cleaned,
from $1,50 to $1,75 per bushel. Inquire at the Sunset farm of J.C. HOPKINS.
Rev. J.R. KELLY has been in town for a day or two selling books. Mr. KELLY
is one of the oldest M.E. preachers in the State, and persons wishing good
books, should purchase of him.
We notice that Messrs. J.G. BAILEY, D.S. SMITH and Anton MILLER are painting
up their business establishments in splendid style. This makes our side of
the street look stylish.
There seems to be large numbers of emigrants going West this Spring.
Scarcely a day passes but what we see a number of "Prairie Schooners" headed
towards the setting sun.
Reserved seats for the PEAK Family Concert can be procured at the Postoffice
same price as if purchased at the door 50 cents. Don't fail to go and hear
the oldest, the largest and most talented company in America.
Mr. Jebus WILKINSON, the gentlemanly landlord of the Dyersville Hotel, has
just won the credit of keeping one of the best houses in this section, his
tables are always spread with the best the market affords, and the travelers
will always find the best accommodations under his roof.
Quite a sensation was created on our streets on Tuesday, by a team belonging
to some farmer, breaking loose and running up Union Street to Main, where
they were caught by Mr. Ignaz SUMMER, and delivered to their owner. No
particular damage was done.
Our gentlemanly Hardware merchant, Mr. N. CLARK, is doing the the trade in
the hardware business in this city, the reason is simply because he is so
accommodating and liberal in his dealings and takes pains to bring his
business before the people, he isn't too stingy to advertise. Give him a
call and you will be sure to get bargains.
Mr. D.C. GLASSER, representative of the enterprising firm of GLOVER & SMOCK,
Dubuque, has been in our city for a short time. We have learned from parties
who are well acquainted with Mr. G. that he is without exception the best
runner from Dubuque, and from what we know of him, we have no hesitancy in
saying that he seems to have superior facilities for he business and should
judge that he was just the right man for the business. GLOYER & SMOCK may
surely flatter themselves upon having at least one good man on the road for
Joseph STEPHENS aged 39 years, died at his residence in this city, April 2d.
He was a native of Thornburg, Gloucestershire, England. His end was peace.
Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa
Thursday, May 29, 1873
Tilman CHANCE, one of the oldest and respected citizens of Dallas county,
died on Friday last, aged 78.
The wheelbarrow factory of TOLL & WILLIAMS, at Clinton, turns out one
hundred barrows a day.
N.B. VINEYARD of Marengo, Iowa, has purchased the Chicago trotting mare,
Ruth Hall, paying $2,000.
Hon. J.E. NEAL has resigned the Presidency of the National Bank of
Knoxville, and Larkin WRIGHT has been elected in his place.
Henry CARS near Pella, has a horse 30 years old, and which has worked in the
county for 28 years. It does its duty as a buggy horse.
James D DUGGAN died at his residence in Creston, May 9th, 1873-aged 42
years. Mr. D. was at the time of his death General Road Master on the B & M
Mrs. BROWN of Keokuk, has been engaged to sing forenoon and afternoon on
Sunday's at St. Bartholomew's church, New York, at $3,000 a year. In the
evening she is to sing in Christ church, for $1,000 a year.
The Sheriff of Black Hawk County landed four prisoners at the Fort Madison
penitentiary on Monday. The prisoners were HEATH, sent for four years, DYE,
for two years, GEE, for two years and MERNE for twenty months.
The Lyons Mirror says that there was sawed at Mr. STOCKWELL's mill, one day
last week, in an ordinary run of ten hours, 78,000 feet of lumber, 20,000
lath, and 25,000 shingles.
The entire family of Elder COLLINS, of Boone, Iowa, were poisoned on Sunday
last, and with difficulty their lives were saved. They ate pearly barley for
supper and it was supposed the poison was in some way connected with that.
A Cedar Rapids telegram of the 15 inst reports the following distressing
case: "On Monday night, five miles south of Lisbon, a terrible accident
befell the wife of William McCAMMAT. It appears that she was boiling soap,
when her clothing took fire, and being unable to smother the flames, her
clothes were burned entirely off. Her husband, who was working in a field,
heard her screaming and ran to assiste her, but arrived too late to do any
good. In her efforts to quench the flames some straw in the yard caught fire
and communicated to the stables, which were destroyed, together with a
quantity of oats, corn, articles. Mrs. McCAMMAT is still alive, but cannot
Submitted by: C.J.L.