Davenport Daily Leader Davenport, Scott, Iowa January 29, 1897
While George Roland of Union, was driving to Eldora last week the tongue of the wagon broke, and falling to the ground, stopped the wagon instantly, throwing Mr. Roland out. A deep gash was cut on his cheek and his arm was severely sprained by the fall. His wounds were dressed by a doctor and nothing serious is anticipated.
Willie Bosh, sentenced from Sioux county in 1890 to eleven years in Anamosa, has been pardoned. The crime of which he was convicted was killing his father, who made a vicious assault on his wife, the boy's mother. The wife and older son were also convicted. The woman was released a year ago and Willie will try to secure a pardon for his brother, who, he says, had no part in the killing.
Olean claims the champion big family of the country, the head of which is W.A. Field. He is the happy father of 31 children, twenty-seven of whom live at home with papa and mamma. The father is 57 years old and the interesting brood consists of three sets of quadruplets, five sets of triplets, three sets of twins, while one by some strange mishap came into the world singly. Thirty-one of these children are living eight being boys. - -Ridgeway Evening Star.
Another gun that wasn't loaded has turned up at Sioux Center. This particular gun was discovered at the home of J. Kuyper, northwest of Sioux Center, last Friday. It was a revolver of the vintage of 1776, and Albert Moss was the discoverer. He snapped the gun at a number of young people who were present, "just for fun" and struck Miss Agnes Kuyper in the jaw, inflicting a dangerous and ugly wound. The young lady was at once driven to Sioux Center, where the local physicians extracted the bullet.
Frank Russeau, aged 12, lost his life in Laurel lake, Fall River, last week and a small boy named Le Claire had a narrow escape. With several companions they were skating on the lake near the Bourne mills, when the ice broke and the two lads went under. Young Le Claire clung to the edge of the ice and was rescued by courageous lads of his own age after a long time. Young Russeau went down and was not seen afterwards. Search was made for the body but it was unsuccessful.
L.C. Taylor, a well known crook of Council Bluffs, has been arrested in Omaha as a suspicious character and is being held pending investigation and the taking of his "picture" Bertillon system. Taylor is also known by the alias of Swope and his wife lives in Omaha, but he has always made Council Bluffs his headquarters. He has been over in Omaha so much recently that the justice of that city became suspicious and finally detectives Donahue and Hudson placed him under arrest.