Sioux Valley News
Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa
January 1, 1885
- There is a foot of snow on the level in Ida Grove.
- Leigh Hunt, of Des Moines, has been elected president of the State
Teachers' association for 1885.
- At Des Moines, J R Sage, editor of the daily Capital, was married Tuesday
night to Mrs. Josephine Adams.
- Black leg, which prevailed to a considerable extent among the cattle of
Ida county a short time since, has subsided.
- Des Moines citizens are flooding the town with petitions asking the board of supervisors to grant permits for the sale of intoxicating liquors.
- At Humboldt, last Thursday, 2000 sheep were received from Montana, over the Albert Lea route. They will be wintered at
Humboldt and shipped east in spring.
- Cherokee has a genuine bigamy case on its hands. Sam Shook, who was married at that place about two years ago, it appears had a wife back in Ohio, and it is liable to go hard with Samuel.
- A verdict was recently rendered at St. Paul, for $50,000 against the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern railroad in favor of C.L. Dunn, who was injured in an accident in February last near Green.
- While John Robinson, a bartender in Pat Halpin's saloon, Dubuque, with James Malloy, was carelessly handling a revolver, it was discharged, the contents entering the latter's head. He is now in a dying condition.
- Fears of mob violence are entertained in the case of Peter Ryan in the county jail at Audubon for the murder of Claus H. Kleeber, Thursday night, but the sheriff has taken extra precautions to protect his prisoner. Ryan asserts his entire innocence.
- A fire occurred at Calliope, which destroyed the livery stable and household effects of Chas. Miles. Seven head of horses, a lot of hogs, harness and a large quantity of hay and grain was destroyed. About $3,000 was the amount of the loss, upon which there was $1,800 insurance.
- A raid was made on the saloon of John Larkin, at Akron, last Monday night, and quite a quantity of liquor found and
destroyed. This made John mad, and as he did not like to take all the blame, he filed a complaint against Mr. Farnham, an old and highly respectable citizen, who keeps a drug store. The raid which followed the information, however, disclosed the fact that he had quite a large stock of the ardent on hand, contrary to law.
- In the state Teachers' association at Des Moines, Wednesday, officers for the next year were chosen as follows: President, W.F. King, of Cornell; vice-presidents, A.C. Ross, of Hampton, L.F. Delong, of Pella, A.F. Pitcher [or Pilcher], of Keosauqua; secretary, W.N. Hull, Cedar Falls; treasurer, D.W. Lewis, of Washington; educational council, B.C. Mathews, of Indianola, T.J.R. Perry, of Freemont county; delegates to the national association, H.H. Seerley, of Oskaloosa.
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
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