• Tags: Temperance and Prohibition
IC-Daily-Republican.1884-08-14.Riots.jpg

A collection of eyewitness accounts concerning the Iowa City Beer Riots, which began during the trial of local brewers Conrad Graf and John Dostal for having violated the state's new Prohibition law by selling beer on July 4, 1884, the day the law…
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-07-30.John-P-Irish-Controversy3.jpg

In reaction to a letter John P. Irish had published in the German newspaper Dubuque National-Demokrat, attacking Joseph Eiboeck's rhetoric in a speech at the Anti-Monopolist state convention in July 1874 in favor of including a license plank in the…
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-07-30.John-P-Irish-Controversy1.jpg

In reaction to a letter John P. Irish had published in the German newspaper Dubuque National-Demokrat, attacking Joseph Eiboeck's rhetoric in a speech at the Anti-Monopolist state convention in July 1874 in favor of including a license plank in the…
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-07-23.Engl-Dept.German-Press-Review1.jpg

Eiboeck reviews both German and English newspapers in the state regarding matters of interest to "liberal" German voters. Some German papers have endorsed the Anti-Monopoly party ticket, while others advise rejecting the party, which refused to…
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-07-23.Contra-JP-Irish.jpg

In reaction to a letter John P. Irish had published in the German newspaper Dubuque National-Demokrat, attacking Joseph Eiboeck's rhetoric in a speech at the Anti-Monopolist state convention in July 1874 in favor of including a license plank in the…
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-05-07.First-Page1-English-Dept1.jpg

Three months into his tenure as editor, Eiboeck moved the Staats-Anzeiger's English-language editorials, his so-called "English Department," to the front page of the paper. In all subsequent issues, an overview of state news appears in German in the…
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-02-21.English-Dept.Masquerade-Ball1.jpg

Eiboeck devotes his second 'English Department" to a discussion of relations among American ethnicities and a
description of the "grandest event of the season in Des Moines," the Masquerade Ball held in the Turner Hall.
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-02-14.English-Department1.jpg

Eiboeck, incoming editor of the Staats-Anzeiger, explains his goals for the paper. His main innovation is his "English Department": a weekly editorial column in English to reach non-German readers and advocate for "personal liberty" (and against…
DM-Staatsanzeiger.1874-02-14.Eiboecks-Gruss-an-die-Leser.Crop1.jpg

Joseph Eiboeck, incoming editor of the Staats-Anzeiger, greets his new readers and explains his goals for the paper. He notes that, while he wishes to keep the paper politically independent, he is currently inclined to cast his lot with the…
Carroll-Demokrat.1884-07-11.Prohibition-Informants.Crop.jpg

Anecdotal reports on the increase in the demand for whiskey, activities of possible informants at pharmacies, and a beer-free circus.
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