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Evening Gazette - Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
Saturday, September 11, 1897

Transcribed and Contributed by: Frances Cooley

New Loudon is having a county soldier's reunion today.

Arguments in the Murray case at Ottumwa are in progress.

A juvenile military company has been organized at Marshalltown.

The schools at Grinnell have opened with the largest enrollment ever known.

There are forty-four cases on, the trial docket of district court at Burlington.

The new elevator at Bancroft is about completed. It has a capacity of 40,000 Bushels.

The attendance at the state normal school is the largest in the history of the Institution, being over 1,000.

Geo. Foster, day clerk of the Pilgrim hotel, Marshalltown, is missing with $72 taken from the safe.

Gov. Drake has put off action on about twenty-five pardon cases until his return to the State capital.

The Eastern Star and Rathbun Sisters lodges of Eldon united in a day's outing and picnic a few days ago.

A Des Moines firm has just completed a contract for laying 62,000 lineal feet of cement sidewalk in Adel.

It is probable that stone from Le Grand, Marshall County will be used in the new Historical Building at Des Moines.

The body of Albert Hosier, who was drowned in the Mississippi just below Burlington, has been recovered at Ft. Madison.

M. C. Maloney, formerly editor, of the Week's Review, Waterloo, is in a Chicago hospital, dangerously ill with appendicitis.

The new school building erected at Avoca at a cost of $20,000 was completed on the very day upon which the term began.

A large and well filled barn belonging to John Rizor, near Goldfield, was with its contents entirely destroyed by fire.

A reunion of the Thirty-sixth Iowa infantry and Eighth cavalry will be held at Ottumwa next Wednesday and Thursday.

The state is bringing out strong evidence in the Steele murder case at Albia. Steele is charged with the killing of Jake Werner.

Charles Kenyon is under arrest at Carson charged with stabbing a man named Burk without provocation. Kenyon was intoxicated.

The first annual home festival of Fremont County, held at Hamburg. was a great success. Thousands of people were in attendance.

The corner stone of the new Mercy hospital at Des Moines, a Catholic institution, has been laid with, impressive religious ceremonies.

The butchers of Sioux City have decided, owing to the present price of stock, to advance the price 2 1/2 cents per pound on all kinds of meat.

Thus far county auditors are not sending in heavy orders for the new code. The secretary of state reports that the orders aggregate 1,358 copies.

Marshall county veterans have this week held a largely attended two days' reunion at Albion. Clemons was chosen as the next place of meeting.

The removal of the working force in the Stuart shops to Valley Junction, September 15, will complete the plan adopted by the company for the consolidation of all tile shops in Iowa at that point.

The long dry spell has so far reduced the water supply at Mount Pleasant that the water works pumping station will be forced to shut down in a few days.

The Iowa Slaats-Anzeiger, in view of the prevalence of typhoid fever, advises its readers to abstain, from drinking water and use beer as their thirst-quenching beverage.

The Grand opera house of Sioux City is boycotted by the Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The local organization claims Manager Beall will not employ union labor.

Effie Cook of Kenkuk, 19 years old, made a determined but unsuccessful attempt to end her life by taking poison. Interference of her parents with a love affair the cause.

Morey Eillis of Ottumwa, was seriously and perhaps fatally injured while attempting to board a train at the depot in that city. He missed his hold and was knocked down, by the steps.

John Johnson, a young man living near Burt, was found lying dead in a pool of blood in the field. He carried a gun, on his riding plow and it is supposed this was accidentally discharged.

A St. Louis Telephone Company has petitioned the council at Ottumwa for a franchise in that city. They claim intention of putting in a plant valued at from $50,000 to $76,000 and that they will bring about lower rentals.

C. E. Watrous of Des Moines has been elected president of the American Homological society, which has just closed its annual meeting at Columbus, Ohio. The vice president for Iowa is Hon. Silas Wilson of Atlantic.

East Clinton has a hydrophobia scare. Three calves and three children were bitten by a mad dog. The animals have died, but the children have as yet shown no signs of rabies. The local board of health has required that all dogs be muzzled, tied or shot until all danger is past.

It is said that certain employees of the state soldier's home at Marshalltown have brought influence to bear on an inmate, who is mentally weak, to influence him to sign pension checks in their favor. Much indignation is expressed and an investigation will be made.


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