Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
May 6, 1915
HAPPENINGS OF THE STATE
Ames - J.W. Frasch, of Council Bluffs, an engineer in the employ of the
Northwestern railroad, is about to inherit portions of two large fortunes,
according to notification he has received. One inheritance is a share in the
estate of an uncle, Herman Frasch, sulphur magnate, who died in Paris last
year, leaving a fortune of $25,000. The other is a portion of $150,000 left
by his aunt, who died recently in Philadelphia.
Herman Frasch came to America from Germany in 1868. He first was a
chemist. Later he engaged in the sulphur business, piling up a large
Despite the information that he is heir to parts of both fortunes,
Frasch has not given up his railroad employment. The estates have not been
Marshalltown - That civilization and the ways of the white man have not
proved a success in the first Indian marriage contracted at the Iowa Sac and
Fox reservation at Tama, Ia., is forecast in a petition for divorce filed by
Josephine Youngbear, a comely matron of copper hue, from her lawful spouse,
John Youngbear. The couple was married March 14, 1914, and, according to the
plaintiff, her marriage has been far from happy. Cruel and inhuman
treatment, such as to endanger her life, is the allegation made by Josephine
and in answer John denies the charge. Youngbear claims that he has not only
treated his wife as a white man should, but he has "put up" patiently with a
lot of nagging. He also alleges that his wife has become addicted to the
"movie habit" and spend her allowance in going to see the pictures on the
screens. Youngbear claims that he and his wife were married by common law
rites about a year prior to their lawful marriage.
Sioux City - Judge George Jepson has received an anonymous letter stating
that Hurley Louneer, convicted in the district court last week for a
criminal assault upon Mrs. Eva Cullom, was innocent and that the assault
charge was framed up by neighbors in an effort to get Mrs. Cullom to leave
the neighborhood. The letter stated that Mrs. Cullom had received the enmity
of her neighbors because she owned a bull dog, which, according to the
unknown informant had bitten several persons in the neighborhood.
Mason City - Nick Jaskovitch, twenty-seven years old, cutter in a packing
plant, confessed to the murder of Alexander Koslosky to police and county
officers. Jaskivich said Koslosky owed him $100 for over a year and had paid
him but $9, and told him Saturday night he would never get the rest. The
prisoner was arrested just after the murder and was the man who notified
police of the crime.
Mason City - A $15,000 fire occurred here in the Ben Clark bakery, owned by
J.E. Youngblood. Other losses were: Christiansen grocery building owned by
C.R. Patton, stock damage $3,000, building damage $1,000; the Misses Snyder
and Buchanan millinery, building owned by R.E. Boyle, stock loss $2,000,
building loss $2,000.
Dubuque - The body of John Westmark, aged 50, a teamster who disappeared
April 17 after an altercation with a number of friends, was recovered in the
Mississippi river. It is presumed he committed suicide. He separated from
his wife and two children some time ago.
Cedar Falls - The body of Nels Fredericksen, aged 60, a wealthy and
prominent farmer living near here, was found hanging in the barn loft late
Sunday night. Ill health is thought to have caused the farmer to take his
own life. A widow and seven children survive.
Iowa News Notes
- S.M. Jaffe, Sioux City real estate man and broker, who was adjudged insane
late Saturday afternoon by the Woodbury insanity commission, was placed in
the state hospital at Cherokee Sunday.
- Carl Reubling, the Rockingham farmer who murdered his wife Saturday
afternoon by cutting her throat with a butcher knife and who then drove to
Davenport and gave himself up to the police, made a complete confession to
the police Sunday night.
- George E. Pierce, former chief of police of Sioux City, was found guilty
of conspiracy by a jury Saturday night. It was charged that Pierce, while
chief of police, entered into a conspiracy with law violators, whereby he
afforded protection for a stipulated sum.
- The result of being thrown from a manure spreader, the wheels of which
passed over his body and crushed his chest, Roscoe P. Girton, aged 25 years,
a young farmer of State Center, was killed. Girton's lungs were punctured by
fractured ribs, and he died half an hour following the accident.
- Albert W. Nutz, aged 54, joint agent on the Milwaukee and the M. & St. L.
railroads at Marshalltown, died after a four months' illness. He suffered
from tuberculosis of the stomach and bowels.
- J.A. Masters of Shenandoah, was stricken with paralysis at Moline, Ill.,
where he was overseeing a $400,000 sewage contract. His condition is
serious. Mr. Masters is a prominent lodge man and was an official
representative at the unveiling last July of the Lincoln memorial given by
Northdana at Christiania, Norway.
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