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Daily Iowa State Register, Des Moines, Iowa
October 24, 1872

Transcribed and Contributed by: Cathy Danielson

Mrs. Abby Sage Richardson will read in Dubuque on the 29th inst.

The probability is that the Council Bluffs paper mill, recently destroyed by fire, will be rebuilt.

Hon. Wm. B. Allison and ex-Governor Kirkwood left Dubuque, on the 21st, to fill speaking appointments in the Northwestern portion of the State.

The rites of confirmation were administered at the Cathedral in Dubuque, on Sunday, the 20th, to over 700 persons, of whom 250 were boys and over 200 girls.

The postoffice at Janesville, Bremer County, was entered and robbed of $20 and the mails rifled, on the night of the 19th. Three or four stores were also burglarized.

Track-laying on the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, east of Marion, is being vigorously prosecuted. It is expected to be completed to Marion in a few days.

Rev. Ebenezer R. Downs died at his residence in Council Bluffs on the 23rd inst., in the 73rd year of his age. He had been a resident of that city for about ten years.

The remains of Ernest G. Young, late Sheriff of Dubuque County, were consigned to Linwood Cemetery, on the 20th. Rev. Mr. Young, of Cleveland, brother of the deceased, was present.

The Council Bluffs Republican says: ‘Mr. Duane Percy, long connected with the Irwins, and more latterly the organizer and general manager of the “Star Combination” now performing at Burhops with success, has determined to take his departure for the South to spend the winter.”

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