Tuesday, February 1, 2011

State Items

Water at length has been found at the depth of 980 feed in the Artesian well at Mount Pleasant Insane Asylum.  The Journal of Mt. Pleasant says an abundant supply of water will be procured in a short time.

An Irishman at Mount Pleasant was arrested for selling liquor to soldiers.  He was sentenced by Lieut. Col. Drummond to stand 12 hours on the end of his whiskey barrels.  The sentence was duly executed.

The Dubuque Times says that “Charlie Gilman’s little boy swallowed a silver quarter of a dollar.  The father thinks it would not do him injury if he could get it changed into five cent pieces.  A friend proposes to make him swallow three more quarters, and then present a dollar bill of the State Bank of Iowa, Dubuque branch, and demand specie payment.  Charlie thinks there is no need of this; he says it was a good quarter, and he is quite sure it will pass anywhere.”

A circular from the officers of the Grand Lodge of the I. O. G. T. of Iowa, addressed to subordinate Lodges says that there are Lodges in the 3d, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 15th infantry Regiments and in the 2nd Cavalry.

The gross earnings of the Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad for the year 1861, from all sources, were $199,410.11.

An invitation has been extended to the Legislature of Iowa, through the Governor, by J. F. Tracy, Superintendent of the Chicago, Rock Island and Mississippi and Missouri Railroads, to visit Chicago. Mr. T. says that a special train will be at the service of the members, should they see fit to accept of the invitation.

As Mrs. Wienkool, of Lyons, a few days since was filling a coal oil lamp while burning the oil became ignited, and the fire catching in her clothing, she was severely burned before the flames could be extinguished.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, February 18, 1862, p. 2

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