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Daily Iowa State Register, Des Moines, Iowa
November 25, 1873

Transcribed and Contributed by: Cathy Danielson

Dubuque, Nov. 24A letter has been received here from Babbage, the defaulting cashier of the Merchants National Bank of this city, post marked Portland, Me., 20th inst. He states that he writes the letter in the offing, ready to sail, but where for he does not state. Many think that he has gone to Europe, but it is more probable that he will go to South America, or at least to some country which has no extradition treaty with our country.

The Grand Jury of the United States District Court are now in session here, and it is probable Babbage will be indicted by them.

About a year ago a daughter of John Corkery, in Bremer County, brought a charge of incest against her father, in which he was bound over. He stoutly denied the charge, but found few believers, and he subsequently committed suicide. His daughter now confesses that she trumped up the charge, and has disappeared, and it is believed has entered upon a life of prostitution.

The case of insurance companies came up in the District Court today for argument on motions of defendants for a change of venue to the United States Circuit Court at Des Moines. Decision reserved.

The man who robbed the postoffice at Shell Rock two or three weeks ago, was arrested at Burlington on Sunday, and will be brought to Dubuque for trial at the present term of court.


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