The New Era
Humeston, Wayne, Iowa
March 22, 1899
THE NEWS IN IOWA
THINKS SHE IS TYSON'S HEIR
Des Moines, March 17 - Mary Ann Sharp, wife of William Sharp, a
carpenter, and the mother of a son and daughter, is confident that she is
the heiress of her uncle, James Tyson, who died in Brisbane, Australia, last
month, leaving a fortune of $40,000,000 in gold to his relatives. Her
attorney, W.A. Spurrier, is also confident. He has extensive correspondence
with the Queensland Trustee Company and other firms of Brisbane. He expects
to go to Australia on the errand. Mrs. Sharp says that Tyson's only other
relatives are two brothers in Hull, England.
An Old Man Assaulted
DUNLAP, March 16 - An aged farmer named Schrivalier, living four miles
in the country, who had been in town during the day, was assaulted by Jim
Mitchell, Arch Wood, and Ervin Mige, all young men about 21 years of age.
The affair seems to have occurred at William Mige's livery stable while the
old man was getting his horse to return to his home in the country. When he
became unconscious Schrivalier's assailants dragged him into the barn, and,
throwing a blanket over him, left him. He was found in the morning, still
unconscious, and almost frozen to death. The assailants are under arrest.
Schrivalier may die.
To Wed or Die
DUNLAP, March 16 - Fred Smith, a young man 23 years old, came in from
the country to see his best girl, Lottie Smith, 14 years old, and a cousin.
Fred wanted to marry at once, but Lottie's parents objected. Then Fred drew
a six-shooter and tried to end the life of his upper story. The gun was
wrested from him, and then a jack-knife came into play, and that was taken
from him, and he was put into the city cooler over night and the next day
adjudged insane. He was taken three miles in the country by his father who
will care for him at present.
Big Fire Loss at LeMars.
LEMARS, March 17 - Kehrberg's dry goods store was destroyed by fire,
caused by an explosion of chemicals. Kehrberg's loss is $27,000; insurance
$16,000. Dr. Richey's loss is $2,500; insurance $500. The other tenants'
losses were uninsured.
BURNED IN A CALABOOSE.
SIOUX CITY, March 18 - L.W. Garfield, whose home at Mason City, was
fatally burned in the city jail at Elk Point, S.D. Garfield and W.G. Weiss
were arrested for intoxication and put in the calaboose. There was a stove
in the calaboose with a fire in it, and Weiss, in a sworn statement, says
the drink-crazed man deliberately set fire to the excelsior mattress. The
wooden building was soon in flames and Garfield was burned to death.
One Man's Sad Ending.
KEOKUK, March 17 - Henry J. Luder, once a prosperous shoe manufacturer
of Keokuk, died in the city jail. He had been taken there in the patrol
wagon early in the morning and was placed in a cell until he could be sent
to the county poor farm, but death claimed him before the superintendent
arrived. He was once possessed of considerable means, but he died friendless
and alone, after subsisting on charity for a long time. His wife is now an
inmate of the insane ward at the county house.
A Des Moines Miner Killed.
DES MOINES, March 18 - Thomas Dooley, a miner employed at the Proctor
coal mine, was instantly killed by a heavy fall of slate. The fall of slate
measured three feet thick and twenty feet long. Dooley was crushed under it
and instantly killed. Broad, another miner who was injured while attempting
to rescue Dooley, is in a precarious condition and may die.
At Coon Rapids recently the youngest son of J.E. Tucker, while trying
to catch some pigeons for his sick mother, fell from the M.E. church steeple
and sustained injuries from which he never regained consciousness. The
mother is grief-stricken and a relapse is feared.
Mrs. John Luth and her 4-year-old child were drowned a few evenings
since near Goose Lake, Clinton county. The family had been to town in the
afternoon and in the evening while returning home drove into the creek which
had been badly swollen by the rain. The team, buggy and occupants were
carried away. Cries for help were heard and men succeeded in rescuing Luth,
but the mother and child were drowned.
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
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