Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
March 10, 1910
MINOR STATE ITEMS
- Everett Pratt and Will Heywood, popular Des Moines young men, have
opened a brokerage office in Denver.
- The large barn on the Perry Taylor farm east of Sully was burned
to the ground. The loss is estimated at $3,000.
- Mrs. Charles Copeland, aged 40 years, committed suicide at Batavia
by drinking carbolic acid. No reason is given for the deed.
- Henry Murdock of Lone Tree is suffering from a dislocated shoulder
and torn tendons, due to a violent throw, in a wrestling match.
- Mrs. Lacky, wife of a prominent farmer living near Knoxville, is
dead from a dose of antipyrene which she used to prevent headache.
- William Hoyt, accused of incendiarism, has been arrested at Lone
Tree and will jointly face the charge of arson with William Minder.
- Fire at Walton damaged the McCartney restaurant and the building
adjoining, owned by Mrs. Mayweather, to the extent of about $5,000.
- The residence of the city librarian, Miss Kittie Fread, was
destroyed by fire at Ames. The property was valued at about $3,000 with
- Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bush of Mason City celebrated the sixty-first
anniversary of their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Bush came to Mason City in 1871.
- After twenty-four hours of intense suffering, the 2-year-old son
of Chas. C. Orvis, a former city attorney of Oskaloosa, died as the result
of being scalded.
- Mrs. Mary Gregory of Council Bluffs, proprietor of the Revere
Hotel, has complained to the police that her clerk, F.L. Paddon, has
absconded with $37 that belonged to her.
- While on his way to the depot to take the train for Murray, J.E.
Glass of Atlantic, special agent for the Capital Insurance Company, was run
down and instantly killed at Shannon City.
- Word was received at Clarksville that Albert Skinner, aged 50
years, was killed in San Francisco. He was born and reared in Clarksville
and went west five years ago. He leaves a wife.
- Charles Novaine shot himself through the head with a revolver
while lying in bed in Iowa City. He died five minutes later. Ill health was
the cause. He was 21 years old and unmarried.
- The stork recently presented Mr. and Mrs. George Norton of Osceola
with triplets. The parents now have four boys under 1 years old. Eleven
months ago Mrs. Norton gave birth to a boy.
- Maggie Ryan, a spinster, aged 45, and a sister of J.J. Ryan, a
capitalist, was burned to death at Fort Dodge by an explosion of gasoline in
her home. The woman had been blind for a number of years.
- Glen Mitchell, while lighting the gasoline lights in his father's
store at Manly, was seriously burned about the face and hands by the
explosion of the wood alcohol he was using to generate the lights with.
- Fred J. Bailey, aged about 50 years, agent for the Northern Mutual
Life Insurance Company, has been notified that he has fallen heir to
$125,000 and several years' interest in a California estate. He is a well
known resident of Oskaloosa.
- Miss Jennifer Gerhardt, aged 20, attempted suicide in the street
in Clinton by swallowing the contents of a bottle of laudanum, because her
mother had just told her that her relations with her lover, George Smith,
must cease. She was taken to the hospital and is thought to be out of
- Clyde Scott, a fireman, was instantly killed and Fred Campbell, an
engineer, had a leg broken when a special passenger train on the Chicago
Great Western collided with a switch engine in the Waterloo yards.
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
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