Greene, Butler, Iowa
January 6, 1909
Of Interest in Iowa
LOVER FAITHLESS; GIRL INSANE
Rose Juergens Loses Mind When Affianced Jilts Her. Insane from humiliation and remorse because of the perfidy of her lover and promised husband, who withdrew from the
engagement after the announcement and all preparations had been made for the wedding, was the late Miss Rose Juergens, a member of one of the leading families of Davenport. She has become violently insane and it has been necessary to take her to St. Elizabeth's ward at Mercy hospital.
OTTUMWA GIRL GETS FORTUNE.
Niece is Chief Benefactor Named in Aunt's Will. Lucile McNair of Ottumwa, a niece, is made chief beneficiary in the will of Mrs. Sarah Johnson, amounting to two hundred thousand, just filed. Should she die before the age of 50 without any heir one hundred and fifty thousand goes to
the Ottumwa hospital association and to the poor of Ottumwa. Other relatives will receive the balance of fifty thousand. Five thousand is to be paid the hospital at once.
Doctor Found Dead In Office.
Dr. Gilbert is dead. For the last fifteen years he has been a practicing physician in Goodell, and was a gentleman
liked by everyone. He was found dead in his office. The coroner, H.A. Richer, came down from Garner, empanelled a jury, and after hearing all the evidence rendered a verdict that he came to his death from causes unknown.
Freed on Charge of Murder.
A verdict of not guilty was returned in Marshalltown in the case of W.D. Toler, charged with killing George W. Davies last July.
Got One Dollar.
Henry Lumpa was granted a verdict for $1.00 in the District Court in Iowa City against Attorney F. J. Cockran. The unusual thing about it is that while Mr. Lumpa got the verdict he nevertheless must pay the costs which amount to a great deal more. This is owing to the fact that Cockran offered to confess judgment for $20 if Lumpa would call it off. This was not done. Under the Iowa law unless the plaintiff gets a bigger verdict than the amount tendered by the defendant he must pay the costs as in this case.
Cuts Throat of His Son's Wife.
News of an awful tragedy comes from Dunnell. An aged man, James Sandine, suddenly went insane and attempted and
succeeded in cutting the throat of his son's wife, Mrs. Ed Sandine. She fought the mad man as best she could, but he finally overpowered her and cut a long, deep gash across the throat. The woman is still alive, but there is very little hope of her recovery.
Girl Masquerades as Newsboy
Pearl Waters, aged 22, who for the past three years has been running as a newsboy on the Rock Island trains out of Cedar Rapids, was arrested Thursday afternoon, having charged a young man room mate with robbing her room, confessed to the police matron and claimed she was born in Europe, came to New York when a child, and donned boy's clothes in running away from home. She eventually drifted with a male companion to Philadelphia, where she claims her chum comitted a murder, after which they went to Chicago for a year. The police have communicated with Philadelphia authorities and expect to arrest the young man who is thus charged with the murder. The girl has been going under
the name of Pearl Wilson Waters, being prominent in the Bethany Congregational church circles and a member of the
committee on Christmas program.
AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS.
- Will G. Galloway, a former resident of Shannon City, and at one time assistant cashier of the bank there, and later
cashier of the bank at Tingley, was killed in a mine accident at Cripple Creek, Colo.
- Mrs. Mabel Van Kirk committed suicide by person in Council Bluffs. She left a letter saying Fred Wilcox of 626 East Main street, Ottumwa, was her father. The body is held for the action of relatives.
- Breaking through the thin ice on Dean's Lake while skating, James Johnson, the 9-year-old son of Lou Johnson, fell into the icy waters of the lake, and in spite of his struggles, sank to his death before the eyes of a frightened comrade.
- Mrs. Courtright, wife of former State Senator O.B. Courtright of Waterloo, was killed when she lost control of an automobile which she was driving and was hurled to the ground and run over twice by the machine, which went in a circle.
- While on a hunting expedition Thomas Wright, a middle aged farmer living ten miles north of Afton, was accidentally shot while crawling through a wire fence. The charge took effect just over the eye. He lived but a few hours after the accident occurred.
- George Lashbrook, a resident of Mitchell county, but employed for the past few days at the Decker Packing plant at Mason City, was dangerously hurt by being struck in the face with a circular saw he was operating. The blade of the saw lacerated the flesh in several places, cutting long, ragged gashes, which will leave his face terribly scarred.
- Declaring that he was down and out as the result of booze and no longer of good to anyone, A.H. Williams, a wood worker, aged ?2 years, attempted suicide in the county jail at Marshalltown by swallowing two ounces of laudanum. A fellow prisoner who knew that Williams was downcast after his spree, and fearing that possibly the phial contained poison, gave the alarm. Prompt medical attention saved the young man.
- F.M. Carnahan, whose home is three and one-half miles southwest of Mt. Ayr, is dead as a result of a stroke of apoplexy, suffered two weeks ago. He was 69 years of age and leaves a wife and seven children. He was a prominent farmer of the county.
- James Bennett, a bankrupt jeweler, of Waterloo, is serving thirty days for making false statements during bankruptcy proceedings. The county also makes him liable for all debts incurred by the firm of Bennett & Quinn. After the proceedings much jewelry not listed in the assets was found in a warehouse.
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