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Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: January 11, 2007 at 21:19:51
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Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
January 10, 1902

Walked in Her Sleep
What Cheer, Jan. 10 - Miss Lizzie Hutchinson, who resides in the country, is ill as the result of a walk which she took in her sleep. She arose during the night, put on her shoes and set out while in a somnambulistic state, for the home of her sister, ten miles distant. She was clad in her night gown and was found by a searching party the next morning over a mile from home. She was thoroughly chilled and may yet suffer severely for her

Chester Taylor is Convicted.
Newton, Jan. 10 - Chester Tyler, the colored man who has been tried for the murder of Dr. B.M. Failor in September last, was convicted by the jury yesterday of murder in the first degree, the jury being out only four hours. The jury fixed the penalty at imprisonment for life at hard labor in the penitentiary. This has been the most interesting trial in this county for many years. [Transcriber note: Taylor and Tyler as spelled in the
article and not a typo.]

Dropped Dead at Work.
Iowa City, Jan. 10- News is received from North Liberty that Samuel Green, one of the best known and most honored citizens of Johnson county, fell dead while at his work yesterday morning. He was engaged in hauling ice when death came to him. Mr. Green was not in good health and presumably his physical condition had something to do with his sudden death.

Samuel Green went into the army from this county and served through the civil war in Company E., 28th Iowa Infantry. He
was a member of Kirkwood Post, G.A.R., of this place.

Farm Hand Stabs Himself.
Brighton, Jan. 10- William Elliot, a farm hand, tried to commit suicide with a long bladed pocket knife. He drove the knife into his chest to a depth of four and a half inches. He refuses medical aid and may die. Elliot has a wife and two children in Hedrick, but has not been living with them for several years. He has been around off and on for the last six years and has twice been arrested, once for carrying concealed weapons and once for drunkenness.

Sioux City's Opium Joints
Sioux City, Jan. 10 - A strong effort is being made by the police to break up the hop joint in this city. The opium
dens have been flourishing in the Soudan. Last night a complete layout was secured and confiscated and the proprietor of the joint given a jail sentence. A vigorous search will be inaugurated and the evil stamped out.

Keokuk Girl's Horrible Death.
Keokuk, Jan. 10 - Miss Belle Bane of this city was burned to death while visiting friends at Ironton, Mo., Sunday. Her clothing caught from an open grate and she was terribly burned before help could be offered.

Discharges in Bankruptcy.
Dubuque, Jan. 10 - Judge Shiras has ordered the following discharges in bankruptcy: James Q. Neville, Britt; Bennett Hayes, Clear Lake; Allen Dana, Britt; Brede T. Somers, Britt; Smidt & Schmeider, Le Mars; Wm. J. Beeks, Hagerty; Hans Niklai, Peter Neilson, Hartley; Almeda McKee, Rock Rapids; Ora Desart, Lester; Hans Neilson, Ida Grove; Fred Wright, Eldora; Wm. S. Carter, Parnell; Nellie J. McNamara, Prairieburg; Daniel Young, Manchester; Michael McLaughlin, Waterloo; Geo. L. Kline, Oelwein; John A. Tucker, Pin Oak; Mathias Sloomer, Oelwein; John Kirsch, Eagle center. The judge and his wife left for Florida today to spend several weeks.

Joseph Beckardt Dead
Ft. Madison, Jan. 10- Joseph Beckert, aged 70, a well-known pioneer, dropped dead here while returning from confession. Sister M. Rosela of the Notre Dame order of Chicago is one of his daughters. [Transcriber note: Beckhardt and Beckert as spelled in the article and not a

Ex-Senator Reynolds Dead.
Centerville, Jan. 10 - Ex-State Senator Dr. E.M. Reynolds died this afternoon of old age and excessive work in his practice.

Girl Burned Alive.
Mt. Ayr, Jan. 10 - Delia Watts met a horrible death here Tuesday night by fire. She was literally roasted to death and died in great agony in half an hour after the accident.

Miss Watts was a domestic in the employ of Samuel Spurrier and was engaged in doing some sewing. On the machine was a
lamp which it was thought was overturned. This fact is not definitely known because the girl was so badly burned that she was unable to tell the origin of the blaze. Mrs. Spurrier and her two youngest daughters barely escaped, but were unhurt. She arose from her bed and carried her baby out of the house. The building was saved by the fire department.

Badly Injured in Runaway
Charles City, Jan. 10 - Charles Schilling, a farmer, lies at Emergency hospital, the victim of a serious accident. As he started for home yesterday his team became unmanageable and ran away, colliding with a big wagon, and Mr. Schilling was thrown to the ground unconscious. He was taken to the Emergency hospital, where it was found that his skull was fractured and an operation was necessary, which removed clot of blood from the brain, after which he regained consciousness. At present he is doing as well as could be expected.

Sudden Death at Keota
Keota, Jan. 10 - Mrs. Delia C. Hamilton, wife of Ralph Hamilton, one of our druggists, died on Saturday of hemorrhage of the lungs. She was nearly 28 years old. The deceased had been in poor health for two or three years but was not considered dangerously ill, as she was able to go up and around and even able to go down town very recently.

Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press

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