Iowa Old Press
Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa
Thursday, Sep 18, 1873
A child of Mr. HOLBROOK, of this place, set fire to a box of powder on
Tuesday when it exploded and burned him severely, disfiguring his face in a
frightful manner, though his injuries, we understand, are not thought to be
of a dangerous character.
We observed Mr and Mrs. PRICE starting out the other day with a very fine
large organ of the SIMMONS & CLOUGH manufacture. It was indeed of a very
FOR SALE- And at low figures, a good second-hand piano. For further
particulars apply to Jennie DYER, Dyersville.
G.M. PARKER & Co., Earlville, pay the highest prices for butter and eggs.
Mr. J.G. BAILEY has been receiving some very fine piece goods. Our readers
will do well to call on him for bargains in this line.
Nic. KREMER has moved into his new quarters just East of his old stand, with
his restaurant and confectionary, which he has fitted up in the very best of
style. He is now prepared to serve warm meals, and oysters in the best of
We would like to call the attention of our readers to the fact that our
friend Mr. G.W. KANTZ is now supplying the people of this section with the
best qualities of teas, from the Great American Tea Co. We have had the
pleasure of tyring some of this tea, and we are happy to state to our
readers that it is as good (if not better) as any we have ever had the
pleasure or testing for some time.
MEAD-BROWN- At the residence of Daniel PLATT, Esq., near Waverly, Iowa, on
Tuesday, Sept. 9th, by the Rev. R.W. PEEBLES, of Vinton, Mr. O.P. MEAD, of
Woodstock, Ill. and Mary C. BROWN, of Waverly.
A "newspaporial" trip into the northern portion of the state, made it
convenient and very pleasant for us to attend the above mentioned wedding.
Mr. MEAD is one of the most respected citizens and prosperous farmers of the
region where he resides. The bride is the sister-in-law of Rev. R.W.
PEEBLES, of Vinton, the officiating clergyman, and sister of Rev. J.N.
PLATT, of Earlville, who was also present and assisted in the ceremonies of
the occasion. The entire company were old acquaintances in "York State",
making the affair one peculiarly enjoyable. Mr. and Mrs. MEAD are to spend a
few weeks in visiting their Iowa friends and then return home to Illinois.
We join with hosts of freinds in wishing them much joy and prosperity, and
other blessings too numerous to mention.
At Stratford, Ont., September, 8th, 1873, Francis Rutherford, second son of
Mr and Mrs. J.C. HOPKINS of Dyersville, aged eight months and a half.
To the Editor of the Commercial.
Cold as Greenland tonight. What can be the matter with the elements, perhaps
some mistake has occurred, a charge of cold designed for the torid latitudes
found its way here. I think every wood pile in town has been examined, and a
few overcoats tried on. Splendid weather to get married, hurry up gentlemen
and ladies, splice off and get ready for winter.
I forgot to mention a real curiousity last week. Out on the prairie, on the
farm of Patrick CONNORS, a living goose, with three legs- it does not use
but two when walking, neither can it use it any other way. The third leg
leaves the body on the right side, near the back bone, and is nearly as long
as the others, and hangs down under his wing. It can be seen at any time in
a drove of about 100 geese on the farm. While out in the country today, I
found by the side of the road, an apple tree, with as beautiful blossoms on,
as any I ever saw. Surely, there is some prospect for apples in January.
>From Earlville [Note; Delaware Co, IA]
To the Editor of the Commercial
W.M. SAWYER and Mr. BECKNER, farmers, living about five miles north of
Earlville, were in town Friday evening on their way home from the state
Nellie VAN WAGNER, little daufhter of R.H. VAN WAGNER, fell from her chair,
Friday evening, dislocating her elbow and breaking the arm above the elbow.
The Rev. GORDEN, pastor of the Congregational church, at this place, has
moved into the house owned and formerly occupied by J. DELLY.
H.E. LONG, late of the firm of LONG & ARNOLD, left Monday evening for
Illinois, where he expects to locate.
Submitted by: C.J.L.