Forger Gray Duped Miss Trixie Shapcott of Marshalltown Information has been received in Marshalltown to the effect that the marriage of Forger Gray to Miss Trixie Shapcott of Marshalltown was a mock affair, the girl being duped. No license was issued the couple at Dubuque, where the mock ceremony took place. Gray was arrested in Des Moines but eluded the sheriff by jumping from a hotel window. Later he was recaptured at Kansas City and returned to Marshalltown where he was sentenced for forgery. Gray has a wife and family in Indiana and it was proposed to prosecute him for bigamy when the alleged mock marriage was discovered.
Part of Finger in Cigar. George Lonbard of Memphis, Tenn., while visiting relatives at Fort Dodge was taken suddenly ill while smoking a cigar and breaking it open, he discovered a portion of a man's finger, showing distinctly a piece of the nail. It is believed some workman's finger was caught in the machinery and the severed portion became accidentally mixed with the filling.
Face Badly Disfigured. By a fall from his wagon from which he was pitched while descending a hill, Thomas Bowen, a Mason City painter, crushed the bones of his face and was otherwise seriously bruised. He was taken to the hospital where his wounds were dressed and an effort made which was only partially successful in adjusting the bones of the face.
Eats Peanuts and Dies. Herman Johnston, the 3-year-old son of Gustav Johnston of Des Moines, found a sack of peanuts and two packages of gum. He promptly ate them and died a few hours later, the mess having clogged his stomach.
Boy Killed in Cave Lawrence Gray, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gray of Lehigh, lost his life by the collapse of a cave into which he had gone to play. The cave was built of brick and stone and had been used for a vegetable cellar.
Suicide at Hazel Green Fred Files, of Hazel Green, committed suicide at his home by shooting himself in the head, dying almost instantly. No cause is known for the act. Files leaves a wife and one or two children.
Woman Burned to Death Mrs. Williams Patrick burned to death at Unionville. Her clothes caught fire while she was burning trash and she died within a few hours.
Drops Dead over Dying Wife. M. Stegner, a well-known veterinarian of Fort Dodge, stooped beside the bedside of his dying wife to catch her last words and dropped dead beside her.
- Judge Burnham of Marshalltown has sentenced "Blinky" Morgan, convicted of larceny from a building, to one year in the penitentiary.
- Henry Musser, a young lad of 19 years old, who lived on a farm near Odds, shot and hung himself in the barn of his home. No cause can be attributed to the rash act.
- In an attempt to remove a horse from a barn which was burning, Mrs. Adam Wunderlich of Burlington was frightfully burned about the hands and face. Her condition is serious.
- Rev. William C. Stewart, for eleven years a resident of Dubuque, died at his home in that city of heart failure. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted with the Third Vermont. He was a Baptist preacher with a long and useful career.