DeWitt, Clinton, Iowa
Friday, May 27, 1887
IOWA STATE NEWS
- Mrs. Chloe Robinson was found guilty at Des Moines a few days ago of an
assault with intent to commit manslaughter. She is the colored woman who
assisted Brown in whipping the latter's six-year-old grandchild to death
last December. Brown is now in the penitentiary.
- Daniel R. Anderson, an old gentleman from Rochester, N.H., passed through
Boston, Mass. recently on a tramp to Des Moines, where he has a daughter
living. He has plenty of money, but walks to see the country. He says he has
lived sixty-five years and not hurried through the world. He don't wish to
- August Garner was found crushed under a mass of slate in the Iowa Fuel
Company's mine near Valeria, Jasper County, a few days ago.
- Prof. Erwin Baker died at Oskaloosa a few mornings ago. He for a number of
years gave his entire attention to conducting normal schools for teachers
and in various branches of state education work.
- The case against R.F. Allen, of Des Moines, president of the Monarch
Insurance Company, was dismissed a few days ago, as no evidence of fraud was
shown in the transfer of the funds of the company.
- The State Board of Medical Examiners have revoked the certificate of Dr.
A.F. Conery, of Des Moines. It appears that his medical diploma had been
obtained by fraud.
- A young married woman named Whiteman, living a few miles southwest of
Oskaloosa, committed suicide the other morning by shooting herself through
the head. She made elaborate preparations for the tragic event and left a
note stating that nobody was to blame, she was simply tired of living. She
had been married but a few months.
- John Flynn, a farmer eighty years of age, was struck by the cars near
Peosta, Dubuque County, a few nights ago, and fatally injured.
- The other night the barn belonging to R.E. Raymond, at Mason City, caught
fire and was burned to the ground. Two horses, a cow, harness and a quantity
of grain was consumed. No insurance
- J.W. McGrath, a student at the State University at Iowa City, was drowned
while bathing in the Iowa river the other night, the body being recovered
some hours after. He was a graduate of the Chicago Medical College, and went
to Iowa City to take an academic degree. His family resides at Lacon, Ill.
- Mrs. Jesse Harding, of Boone, aged about seventy-eight years, during the
temporary absence from the house a few days ago hung herself to the rafters
of their summer kitchen. She was partially insane.
- Mose Sopher, who killed his father in the northern part of Mahaska County
three years ago and was sentenced to imprisonment for life was taken back to
Oskaloosa recently for a new trial, the Supreme Court ruling that the
evidence of the first trial was insufficient to convict of murder in the
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