Correctionville Argus Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa March 28, 1913
IOWA STATE NEWS
John H. McComb, a pioneer, who died recently at Shenandoah, divided his property peculiarly. The estate is valued at $150,000. Half was deeded direct to his two daughters, and their children. The other half was placed by deed of trust in the hands of three trustees, who are to manage it for a term of years in the interest of the heirs.
Mrs. C.B. McFerren of Thurman, who shot herself in the breast with suicidal intent, may recover. It is said that this was her second attempt on her life; that recently she swallowed a quantity of vitrol, but that it made it so sick she threw it off.
Arthur Woodruff, the boy reported missing from his home near Shannon City, and for whom a reward of $25 was offered, was located near Lorimor and returned to his parents.
Charged with bootlegging, Herman Barrell, John Bowman and a man named Dinges, all of Marshalltown, were taken to Des Moines for trial in the federal court.
J.B. Smith, 30 years old, was killed at Charles City when the key on a hydraulic press in the Hart-Parr factory broke, part of it hitting him above the eye.
Joe Mueller, of Coon Rapids, who operates a pool hall, was convicted in federal court at Council Bluffs of selling intoxicating liquors. Two anti-saloon detectives secured the evidence against Mueller. They testified that they had seen him sell a bottle of what they believed was whisky. Mueller denied selling any.
William E. Taylor, aged 84, oldest settler of Iowa Falls, is dead. He moved there when Iowa Falls was only a hamlet of three shacks. He was a teamster in the early days, hauling supplies to and from Dubuque and Iowa City. He was a member of the Sixth Iowa cavalry during the Civil war.
A record sale of Shelby county real estate was made when P.T. Nelson sold thirty-five acres of the John Davis farm, south of Harlan, to Peter Sorensen for $250 per acre. Mr. Sorensen will erect a modern dwelling on the farm.
Reports indicate that Bradley Hopkins, proprietor of the Summit hotel at Forest City, will be appointed the next postmaster of that town. He is a life-long democrat.
John D. Nugen, for seventy-eight years a resident of New London and Henry county, is dead. He was one of the wealthiest retired farmers of that city.
Search is being made for Harry Hudson, who was employed until recently as switchman at Mason City.His brother, Henry Hudson, of Sioux City, is seeking him. Mr. Hudson says the family is heir to a large estate left by an uncle who was an engineer, and who was killed on the Santa Fe recently.
Anton Hansman, formerly a member of the lower house of the Iowa legislature, and a resident of Iowa for more than a half century, died at his home in De Witt recently. He was 77 years old.