Iowa Old Press
Saturday, January 28, 1871
MARRIED, At the house of the bride’s father, John
Anderson, three miles south east of
L.A. Sheward, practical Boot and Shoemaker, has opened out
a shop in the room two doors west of Cole’s Hotel where he asks all wanting
work done in first class style to call and see him. He warrants his work, and
manufactures at the lowest
A man stepped into the gun shop of A.R. Byrkit a few days
ago and made the following report: “With the gun you made me, I shot nine
times at a lighted candle, distant 60 yards, cutting the wick off each time
above the tallow and extinguishing the blaze.—Fairfield Ledger.
We knew that our friend Byrkit could make a gun that would shoot the eye out of a black cat, distant two hundred yards, on a pitch dark night and extinguish its nine lives at the same time but we didn’t know that he could manufacture a piece that would ‘extinguish the blaze of a candle nine times’ We presume it did not flicker out until the ninth extinguishment.
Death of Isaac Parker
the 13th inst. Mr. Isaac Parker, one of the old settlers of this
county, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Ritchie, near
temperate habits, industry and economy, he acquired considerable property. He
raised a large family of children- twelve in number- some of whom preceded him
to the spirit land, while others are good and respected citizens of this
community. He was a kind husband, an affectionate father, a practical and
generous citizen. During his long career, he gave his attention and labor to the
subject of agriculture.
W.E. Huff, Harness Maker, wishes all persons indebted to
him to call and pay up.
The Ashland House, at Bentonsport, kept by Jas. Montgomery,
is a good hotel. We stopped there a few days ago and paid our bill, as becomes
all honest folks, and give the house this notice gratis.
Hon. John Van Valkenburg, we regret to learn, is lying very
low at his residence in
Judge Negus, of
MARRIED.- On the 22d inst., our old fellow citizen Joseph
P. James, Esq., was married to Mrs. Mahala Buchanan, of
C. Wood, at Bentonsport, is agent for the sale of Perkins
& House’s Patent Non-Explosive Kerosene Lamp, which gives perfect safety
and twice as much light as other lamps, uses 38 per cent less oil, emits no
offensive odor, never breaks, never wears out, and never gets out of repair. It
combines the three prime points desirable- perfect safety, more light, and
economy. It cannot be exploded by the use of the most inflammable oils, by
anything short of nitro-glycerine or gunpowder. Try it.
We copy the following in regard to the robbery of Schultz from the Salem Register:
two weeks ago, a man named Samuel Schultz, reported that he had been robbed of
thirty-two hundred dollars, on the
FRANK H. NEWTON, Dentist. Rooms over Wells, Stever &
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