Iowa Old Press
Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa
Thursday, Feb 19, 1874
At Manchester yesterday Feb 18, 1874, Mr. Geo E. TOOGOOD of pneumonia.
Mr. TOOGOOD leaves a family and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss,
who will always remember him as a kind husband and father and a true friend
At the residence of her parents, Sat. Feb 14, 1874, Miss Monnie McMAHONE,
aged about 19, youngest child of John McMAHONE, Colesburg. The funeral was
held at the Catholic church, Colesburg, Monday at 10:00 am. A large number
of friends and acquaintances attended the funeral.
Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa
Thursday, Feb 26, 1874
Great Reduction in the Passenger Tariff From European Ports to Dyersville
For the benefit of our readers, who have friends across the ocean that wish
to come to this country, we will say that Messrs. KOCH Bros. have made
arrangements to furnish tickets at the following rates:
>From all English and Irish ports, through to Dyersville, $47.25. From
Howbury to Dyersville, $50.25. From Antwerp to Dyersville $54.25. Our
readers will observe from this that the rates of fare have been greatly
reduced and offer great inducements to immigrants to this country.
We understand that the contract for putting up the bank building of Messrs
KOCH Bros. of this place has been let to Mr. Cornelius PERROTT who will
commence the work as soon as the weather will permit. The building will be
22x50 feet in size, 23 feet high with a fine brick front, with rustic cut
stone dressing and a cornice of galvanized iron over hte top about four feet
This will without doubt be the finest building as far as workmanship and
elegance of design is concerned, in the city, and will be a lasting ornament
to the town.
The sociable of the Plymouth Rock Congregational Church was held at the
residence of Mr. I.A. MORELAND, just north of town, last Wednesday evening.
At about the usual hour for meeting at such parties, (if they are to be so
termed,) there assembled a goodly number of people to join in the
festivities of the occasion.
Music, vocal and instrumental was executed, charming voices and nimble
fingers that touched the keys of the piano, causing harmonious strains to
fill the room. Soon however supper was announced and everybody old, and
young, partook of the rich delicacies with which the tables were loaded.
After the supper was dispensed with, the younger portion of the assembly
joined in appropriate plays, and games, in which all enjoyed themselves most
heartily, and hte happy moments sped on, until before we were aweare of it
the "going home time" was announced, and bidding good night to our friends,
we enjoyed a pleasant sleigh-ride home and pleasant dreams of the evening's
Earlville Items [Earlville is in Delaware Co.]
>From our regular correspondent.
The people in this vicinity have improved the sleighing the past week as
though it was the last, but from present appearances we can enjoy sleighing
for several weeks to come.
The Rev. HUDSON has been engaged as pastor by the Congregational church of
this place; we sincerely hope everybody will be pleased.
L.S. STOLL and family gave their friends in this place a call last week.
They were on their way to Arcadia where Mr. STOLL will open a drug store. He
is an enterprising young man, and understands the business and now doubt
will do well.
Jno. CRUISE Jr. has purchased the farm owned by J.H. WASHBURNE. How is i
Mr. IRISH of the Manchester press was in town last week, suppose he was
looking for locals, wonder if his locals will be as long as Sanborn's.
Mr. GORDON arrived here last week. He is a step son of J.H. FULLER Esq. We
understand his health is not good. He is just recovering from lung fever.
Mr. GORDON has spent the last two years in Centerville, Iowa in the office
of MILLER and CROSBY, Attorneys at law.
Treasurer's Report of the Town of Dyersville From April 1st, 1873 to Feb 24,
To am't from saloon licenses $1,213.00
To am't from other licenses and fines 28.00
To am't received from Wm. TRICK, on six per cent loan 200.00
By cash paid R. GADSDEN for rent for jail $22.00
By cash to R. GADSDEN rent for council room 16.50
TOOGOOD & MUEHE........6.15
FRIEBURG & KRAPFL.....29.40
E BAGLEY, labor.....15.50
ROSE & Son.....38.75
ALSOP, legal service.....35.00
Seal and Expense.....10.25
FOR WORK ON STREETS
--REHEIT (or REHELT).....47.20
Geo. B. WHEELER.....118.35
Bill allowed D. HIGGINS.....7.70
Bill allowed Wm McGOWAN.....151.25
By cash on hand.....21.00
J.H. LIMBACK, Treas.
Referred to finance committee, audited and allowed, Feb23, 1874
A. LIMBACK, A. KRAPFL, A. MUEHE, Finance Committee
Recent deaths in Iowa; Joseph HUGHES of Storm Lake,aged 61, of palsy; Mrs.
W.Y. QUIGLEY, of Washington.
Ex-senator McNUTT, Muscatine, was kicked by a mule, last Monday, and quite
seriously crippled in the leg thereby Senator Sam will no doubt thinks he is
getting all sorts of mules after him- the four-legged joining some of the
two-legged who have been after him for some time.
NEW HARNESS SHOP
McKEE & BAHNING
Have just opened a first class
and are prepared to turn out all kinds of workin the very best style.
Repairing work done neatly and on
Shop South Side
West Main Street
McKee & Bahning.
Will attend to business as
call on him at his residence.
Submitted by: C.J.L.