Nashua Reporter 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 Republican.
- 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 Gazette 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.