Sioux Valley News Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa Thursday, May 14, 1896
IOWA STATE NEWS
- Excitement was created at Bloomfield by D.B. Pugh's breaking into his grandchild's room and striking her over the head with his heavy cane, cutting a terrible gash, and as she fell to the floor he struck her on the arm with his cane and broke her arm in two places. The girl is about 16 years old, and is the eldest daughter of Bush Pugh, proprietor of the English kitchen. A large crowd gathered in front of the English Kitchen, where the doctor was dressing the wounds, and it took quite an effort to prevent the angry people from horsewhipping the old man. Mr. Pugh was arrested and put under $1,000 bonds to appear at the next term of court. The cause of the trouble was that the girl had eaten four of the old man's bananas, and he became enraged over the trifling offense and attacked her with his cane.
- Martin Mengerich, a farmer living about a mile west of Washington, was drowned in the north branch of the Maquoketa river. Before help could be secured he had fallen off the bridge and was drowned. He left the house about 6 o'clock in the morning to examine a field of rye. Shortly after a neighbor noticed his fall from the bridge and went to his assistance. Mr. Mengrich was found in almost a helpless condition, and the neighbor undertook to help him home, but later left him seated on a log and went for other members of the family. On returning a few minutes later Mr. Mengrich was found dead near the river, he evidently making another attempt to reach home, having fallen down the bank and partly into the water.
- There has been a very sad and unexpected death at Victor. Mrs. Shaunesey of Chicago, mother of Mrs. Lyons, arrived on a morning train, walked from the depot to the house and was seemingly well. In a few minutes after she got to the house she began to complain, grew gradually worse, and died in an hour and a half.
- Anton Meuhlerin was killed by a freight train on the Rock Island track at Iowa City. He attempted to crawl under the moving train and his head was severed from his body. He was 75 years old and had lived at Iowa City a half century. He leaves one son and one daughter.
- Thomas Lolly has been sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary at Cedar Rapids for the murder of his mother last November and Gus Trainer to four years under conviction for manslaughter for killing Dan Turner at Praireburg.
- After an acquaintance of less than a week, Mrs. D. Morse, a widow of Forest City, about 65 year of age, and one Ballou, a transient shoemaker, aged 75 years, were married.
- F.E. Churchill, a wholesale druggist of Burlington, died suddenly of heart disease, while riding alone. The body fell from the buggy and was picked up by a passerby.
- Ruthven is said to have the oldest married couple in the state in Mr. and Mrs. John Iams. They were married sixty-seven years ago in Pennsylvania.
- Henry H. Singleton of Shenandoah suicided at his home in the presence of his family by shooting himself in the head. He was temporarily insane.
- Arthur West of Burlington, pleaded guilty to the charge of horse stealing and was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary.
- Maggie Thein of Carroll has obtained a judgment for $5,000 against William Witte of the same place for breach of promise.