News from Around the State


State Brevities

Happenings in Iowa of Late Occurence
Condensed into Short Paragraphs

Daily Iowa State Register, Des Moines, Iowa
July 23, 1868

Transcribed and Contributed by: Cathy Danielson

Maquoketa has a new iron foundry.

Dubuque is getting up a new Directory.

Muscatine is to be “White Fawned” the 1st of September.

The grasshoppers have come down on Muscatine, and are going for the cabbage.

The Waverly (Bremer County) News speaks of a small farmer in that region just beginning to cut his twelve hundred acres of wheat.

The Muscatine Journal is responsible for the statement that the heat of the sun set fire to a lot of straw in Sweetland township, in that county, a few days ago.

The Buchanan County Bulletin says that Mr. Parker, of that county, raised ten bushels of early Goodrich potatoes from three pounds of seed. This is certainly a marvelous yield.

A teacher in one of the Washington county schools was recently discharged for alleged improper conduct toward a young girl, who was one of his pupils. The County Superintendent has since restored him.

The Cedar Falls Gazette says that the deed for the land upon which the Orphans Home is to be erected, has arrived, the greenbacks will soon be paid over and the Orphans will soon have the pleasure of bidding an affectionate farewell to the old “shebang” they now occupy.


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