Davenport Daily Republican
Jan 2, 1903
GENERAL NEWS OF IOWA
Archbishop Keane Defeated
Sioux City, Jan. 1 - Archbishop Keane of Dubuque has been defeated in the famous suit brought by C.J. Sherman and John Hanfeldt of Williams, Iowa, to recover $2,430 which the plaintiff subscribed to help build the church at Williams. Judge Dyer held they were entitled to recover this amount with interest. The plaintiffs made their subscriptions conditional upon a dual language-speaking priest being sent to Williams. They contend the church did not keep its part of the contract, and the court upheld the claim. The case is likely to be appealed.
Sudden Death of John Johnson
Marshalltown, Jan. 1 - While sitting in a chair at his boarding house John Johnson suddenly dropped dead. It is
believed that his death may have been due to a blow on the head, which was struck by Albert Walker with a pick while the two men were working on the Northwestern road as section men. Johnson was attacked by Walker November 5 with a pick and was quite badly injured. At the time, however, it was thought his injuries were only temporary. He never returned to work, however, and while he did not get much worse, he did not improve rapidly. On the night of November 6, in the same house where Johnson died, Walker attacked his landlady, Mrs. Olson, with the intention of murdering her. The woman struggled with the man and secured the revolver with which he had threatened her, only to find Walker had another weapon. Walker fired a number of shots, but failed to kill the woman. Walker was placed in jail,
where he admitted his intention to kill Mrs. Olson and her two children. Now Johnson's sudden death may result in a charge of murder. A postmortem examination will be held in
all probability to ascertain the cause of death.
Has Many Centenarians.
Clinton, Jan. 1 - The discovery here of a colored woman 102 years of age brings to light the fact that previous to the death of William Zimmer a year ago Clinton county had three centenarians within its borders, the third being Mrs. Caroline Moore, who died at Charlotte about a month ago. The latest centenarian to attract attention is the colored woman, whose name is Mrs. Bugg. Thirty years ago Bugg died and since then his widow has lived with a daughter.
Charged with Theft.
Clinton, Jan. 1 - Frank Pierson, of Delmar, this county, and John Connors, of Sioux City, have been arrested, charged with having broken into the residence of Dr. E.C. McMeel and the Davis general store at Delmar. They secured valuables to the amount of the young men, and their room was $200, it is alleged. Suspicion pointed to searched and the articles found. They were brought to this city and arraigned before Justice Buckley and were bound over to the next grand jury.
Reception in Sewer.
Waterloo, Jan. 1 - Mayor P.J. Martin is planning a novel feature for the members of the Iowa league of Municipalities. It is no less than a reception in the massive Dry Run sewer. The sewer is said to be the greatest feat of drainage engineering ever attempted in Iowa. When completed it will be over one-half mile long and twelve feet in diameter, built of concrete.
Gets the Limit.
Rockwell City, Jan. 1 - Thomas J. Rennick, of Jolley, who was arrested and placed in jail about three weeks ago for incest, on complaint of his daughter, and whose trial has been in progress for several days, was found guilty by the jury, the evidence being overwhelmingly against him. He was sentenced by Judge Elwood to the penitentiary at Anamosa for a term of ten years, the full limit of the law. The sentence meets with the hearty approval of the public.
Suicide at Leon.
Leon, Jan. 1 - Tom Koger, aged 38 years, committed suicide at his residence south of Leon, shooting himself through the head with a 32-calibre revolver. Death was instantaneous. He went into a room, lay down on the bed and shot himself, the bullet entering the head about an inch in front of the right ear. No motive for the deed is known to exist. Koger leaves a wife and six children. He was a well respected and industrious citizen, until recently employed in Swift & Co's packing house.
Beller Bound Over.
Cedar Rapids, Jan. 1 - At Vinton today Dr. O.B. Beller waived his preliminary examination and was held to the grand
jury under bonds of $1,000. He was arrested for threatening to kill his former fiance and is suspected of having placed
dynamite in her home for the purpose of blowing her up. Miss Hill, the complaining witness, was recently married to a Colorado dentist, which precipitated the crisis. Since his arrest Beller has suddenly married the girl who gave the
testimony which led to his arrest and it is supposed he did so to prevent her, as his wife, from testifying against him.
Two Saloons Stopped.
Waterloo, Jan. 1 - A decree of the court has made it necessary for two Waterloo saloonkeepers to go out of business. These are John Guy and Jake Dunnwald, whose places of business are on Commercial street. They ceased liquor selling today at the stroke of ten, and can not re-enter the business anywhere in the Tenth judicial district within a year at least. The cases of the state vs. John Guy and the state vs. Jake Dunnwald have been on the court docket for some time. The defendants are charged with conducting drinking places without properly conforming to
the strict provisions of the Martin mulct law.
State Kills Diseased Horses.
Spririt Lake, Jan. 1 - Under the direction of State Veterinary Koto and Deputy Austin two of the best horses belonging to G.M. Miller were killed to prevent the spread of glanders, with which his eight horses are infected. The other six will be tested and treated to see if they can be saved, but some of them at least will eventually have to be killed. This is a pretty tough blow to Miller, but he is not the kind to get discouraged. He bought a new team and is hustling goods at his usual gait.
The Teapot Exploded.
Chariton, Jan. 1 - Mrs. J.F. Hendrickson, a widow, who resides on a farm near the junction, nothwest of town, met with a most painful accident. She was preparing some sassafras tea for the noon meal in a syrup tricket on which the lid fits air tight. She attempted to remove the lid with her hand, but had to procure a knife which she inserted under the lid, prying it up, when the tricket exploded, striking her in the face, scalding her eyes and face so badly that she will lose the sight of one eye entirely. The other one is badly injured and fears are entertained that she will lose it. Dr. T.P. Stanton was
called as soon as the accident occurred and rendered the necessary medical assistance, so at this time she is getting along nicely, although her wounds are quite painful. It is to be hoped that it will not prove as serious as thought, for she and her little daughter live alone and make their living off the small farm.
IOWA IN BRIEF.
- Pat Lamb, knowns as "Pid" Lamb, was found dead in his apartments east of the hotel at Rock Rapids at noon. Death resulted from heart trouble.
- Brooks and Phillips, the Albert City murderers, have been taken back to Storm Lake from Anamosa, and their second trial for the murder of Marshal Sundblad will be called in the January term of court.
- The inquest in the case of John and Nellie Duffy, who were killed at the railroad crossings at Bayard, decided that the railroad company was to blame in not giving proper signals.
-Alec Barr, a prominent farmer living near Gilman, met with a compound fracture of the jaw while leading a fractious horse. It was found necessary by the physicians to bore holes through his jaw and fastend the broken parts together with wires.
- Mrs. T.O. Morgan, widow of the late T.O. Morgan, died at Hamburg. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan left an estate valued at $350,000 to be divided among eight heirs.
- A.F. Manz, a farmer residing west of Le Mars, has a freak on his place which is a great object of curiousity to his
neighbors. It is a five-legged colt, which is frisky and healthy.
- Diedrich Barchers, a farmer living north of Le Mars, brought his 3-year-old boy to town in a hurry. The child had swalloed a button hook three inches long. Dr. Mamman by means of X-rays located the foreign substance in the child's stomach.
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