Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
May 5, 1904
HERE AND THERE
- The only child of Dr. and Mrs. Ryder, of Lawler, a bright little boy, was
poisoned one day last week by eating some quinine.
- Frank E. Bender, who on August 24, 1901 received a heavy timber through
the left side of his body in a wreck at Fort Dodge, has entirely recovered
from his terrible injuries, and has recently accepted a position as engineer
on the Chicago Great Western running between Clarion and Oelwein.
- Mrs. Alonza Beard, of Villisca, became angry because her husband had a jug
of alcohol, and broke it over a hot stove. The alcohol ignited, setting fire
to the room. A gasoline tank exploded, the woman was burned to death and the
husband was badly burned on the hands and face in attempting to save his
wife. The couple's one-year-old infant was badly burned. The woman's flesh
fell from her bones. She lived seven hours in great agony.
- Roscoe Sewell was released from the Anamosa penitentiary on April 23 on
parole granted by Gov. Cummins. The young man was convicted of the crime of
rape at the November 1900, term of the Bremer county district court and the
court sentenced him to eight years of hard labor in the penitentiary. His
parole is conditional on good behavior. He is required to be a good citizen,
to remain a resident of Butler county, to abstain from the uses of alcoholic
beverages and to not frequent places where liquor is sold, during the term
of his parole, to spend his evenings at home and to make a report of his
residence, occupation, etc., once a month to the governor. - Waverly
- Oscar Mullen, of Eagle township, was severely injured about noon Thursday
while assisting in sawing wood with a buzz saw at the home of P.J. McGarvey
in Eagle township. Mr. Mullen was engaged in carrying wood to the saw, and
just before the noon hour a big stick was got in position to be cut, and
when the saw started to go through it, it broke and one of the pieces struck
him in the face, hitting him just below the lower lip and cutting a gash
from one side of the chin to the other and severing a piece of the lower jaw
bone. He was at once brought to La Porte City and taken to the office of
Dr. G.W. Fisher where his injuries were attended to. Although the injury is
a very serious one it is hoped by Mr. Mullen's many friends that he will
speedily recover. - LaPorte Progress Review.
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Wednesday morning, May 5, 1880
- A party of four started from Marshalltown for California on the 8d inst..
They expect to travel by wagon the entire distance, a span of mules being
the propelling power.
- Clinton and Maquoketa, a distance of thirty-eight miles, were connected by
telephone on the 2d instant. Several songs were sung by parties at both
places and conversations were carried on for two hours, every word and note
being heard distinctly at either end.
- Perry Dunnigan, constable of Cascade, was found lying dead under his wagon
on the 1st inst. He had been driving a beer wagon for the Cascade brewery
and when found the wagon was upset, the horses entangled, and one lying on
top of the other and Mr. Dunnigan under the wagon and crushed to death.
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