Iowa Old Press
Davenport, Scott co. Iowa
Monday, April 26, 1869
District of Iowa: the undersigned hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee of the estate of George W. Young, of the County of Benton, within said District who has been adjudged a Bankrupt upon his own Petition by the District Court of the said District. John W. Green, Assignee
District of Iowa: the undersigned hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee of the estate of Winchester Sherman of the county of Jackson, within said District who has been adjudged a Bankrupt upon his own Petition by the District Court of the said District. John W. Green
District of Iowa: the undersigned hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee of the estate of Stephen Wisks, of the county of Cedar, within said District who has been adjudged a Bankrupt upon his own Petition by the District Court of the said District. John W. Green
District of Iowa: the undersigned hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee of the estate of William H. Lamphere of the county of Scott, within said District who has been adjudged a Bankrupt upon his own Petition by the District Court of the said District. John W. Green
State of Iowa, Scott County, in circuit Court for said County.
Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that that a Term of the circuit Court of Scott County, held at the Court House at Davenport in said County on the 12th day of April A.D. 1869, an instrument in writing, bearing date the 10th day of March A.D. 1869, and purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of William Knight, late of said County, deceased, was produced and publicly read in open Court; and that the next Term of said court, to be holden on the 14th day June A.D. 1869, at the Court House in Davenport aforesaid, has been fixed for proving said Will; and at 2 o'clock p.m. of the day last above mention, all persons interested are hereby notified and required to appear in said Court, and show cause, if any they have, why said instrument should not be probated and allowed as and for the last Will and Testament of the said deceased. Dated April 19th, A.D. 1869. M.D. Snyder Clerk Circuit Court
-The Dubuque Herald does not want Peter Mclendy for United States Marshal, but wants Gen. G.W. Clark retained.
-Hiram Allen, a colored citizen of Knoxville, served as a juror upon the trial of one case during the session of the Circuit court at that place last week.
-J.B. Webb has been arrested and held to bail at Muscatine on a charge of larceny in taking a horse, carriage, &c., from Michigan.
-Hon. F.W. Palmer has returned home to Des Moines from Washington. His entrance on a Congressional career has been eminently successful.
-Wm. Mesler has been sent to jail at De Witt to await trial for stabbing young Tabor, son of the proprietor of the National Hotel at Clinton. the Herald says that fatal results to Tabor were narrowly escaped.
-The State Register is authority for the statement that the first lady teacher who has ever received a first-class certificate in the State of Arkansas, enabling the holder to teach anywhere in the State, is Miss Fannie G. Barker, lately a teacher in the college at Pella. The lady is a sister of Mr. Barker, of the Knoxville 'Voter.'
The Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott co. Iowa
April 30, 1869
-Judge Longbridge, M.C., has returned to his home in Oskaloosa.
-Levi R. Comstock, of Keokuk has just patented a railway car stove.
-The Rev. A.B. Kendig delivered a lecture before the Y.M.C.A. at Waterloo on Tuesday night.
-A.E. Barnhart, of the Muscatine Courier, was recently married to Miss Lizzie L. French, of Griggsville, Ill.
-Governor Merrill is inspecting the Penitentiary and Insane Asylum this week.
-A few days ago a man named Collier, living near the town of Altoona, accidently shot homself with a pistol, inflicting a serious wound in the thigh.
-Dawtrich is again in custody. He forged pension papers, was arrested last August in Hillsdale, escaped from his escort, and was retaken a few days ago.
-Five Misses of Vinton have just been admitted to the Agricultural College. They will probably learn to be farmers wives.
-Mr. J.W. Shannon, editor of the West Union Gazette, was offered the position of Private Secretary to Gov. Merrill, onthe resignation of Mr. Runnells, but declined.
-L.A. King and E.S. Palmer were killed by Arauthus Briggs, on the farm of the latter, three miles frm Tabor, Mills county, last Thursday night, during a desperate quarrel having its origin in old feudes. Briggs shot Palmer with a shot gun and King with a revolver. The deceased were quarrelsome men, it is said. Briggs awaits trial.
-Mr. G.S. Kilburn, the genial editor of the Adair County Register, has been seriously ill, first with pneumonia, then measles. The attack of the latter was reported as small pox, and as a result half the citizens of the town left the place in terror. The editor is now almost well and the people are ready to have good laughs over their scare.
-Ten years ago, W.H. Harriman of Quincy, left home for the Rocky Mountain gold regions, in 1863 he wrote that he was coming back, then a report was received that he was killed by the Indians, and his estate was administered upon. Two weeks ago however, Enoch Arden-like, he quietly dropped in - but found he had not been supplanted.
Submitted by S.F., April 2007
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