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Page 147History of Story County, IowaPage 147

The storm that night in Iowa was, however, but an incident to the one that struck St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids on the Mississippi above Minneapolis. The two towns were nearly destroyed. The storm there was terrific. One 250 pound man was carried 400 feet. The depot sign at Sauk Rapids was found fifteen miles away. Other similar incidents might be noticed. The surgeons and relief parties from Minneapolis found barely buildings enough left to shelter the wounded. The death list at the two towns foots up sixty-nine.—(April 21, 1886.)

The present legislature passed a bill forbidding the traffic in swine which die of cholera. They cannot be hauled on the public highway, or be taken from the enclosure in which they have died, but must be buried, at least thirty inches deep within a reasonable time. The fine is from five to one hundred dollars and the act is now in force.—(April 22, 1886.)

Nelson Taylor, of Bloomington, stepped out a few rods from his door recently, in company with his son of eleven years, to shoot some wild ducks on a pond near by, Mr. T. following one side of the pond and his boy the other. The game rose from the water, and flying between father and son the youthful Nimrod, under some excitement, let fly a load of No. 4, bringing his duck to terra firma and at the same time scattering a few shot in close proximity to the old man's physical corporosity, one of which penetrated Mr. T.'s hand.—(April 22, 1886.)

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Evans, formerly of Milford township, now of Northville, Dakota, has out cards for a golden wedding on Tuesday of this week. A large proportion of the people of this county are well acquainted with him, and the old residents will readily recall the time when Judge Evans was one of the leading officials of Story County, and since their attention is called to it will wish him and his aged companion a prolonged lease of life. He is now seventy-three and his wife sixty-nine years of age.—(April 23, 1886.)

Under the new law our judicial district comprises Marshall, Story, Boone, Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Franklin and Wright counties; there will be three judges, the three to be elected this fall, the law displacing both Judge Henderson and Judge Miracle.

Seventeen Mormon polygamists in the charge of the United States marshal passed through Nevada Friday afternoon on their way to the penitentiary at Detroit, Michigan.—(Representative, June 9, 1886.)

The Iowa State Sunday school convention held its annual session this week at Oskaloosa, with 800 delegates in attendance. Governor Larrabee was among the speakers. The statistical report shows about 5,000 Sunday schools in the state, with the number rapidly increasing.—(June 16, 1886.)

Rev. Dr. Sunderland received $100 for marrying the President.—(June 9, 1886.)

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