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Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa,
March 12, 1903

Submitted by: Cathy Danielson

Charles Bottomstene, of Wyoming, attempted to kill himself by shooting himself in the head. The doctors think he will recover.

Mrs. Harry Dayton was taken sick while moving with her husband from town to a farm. Her husband left her at a sisterís home and went on to the farm with the goods. When he returned he found his wife dead.

At the twelfth annual session of the Black Hawk County Farmersí Institute, W. S. Stokes was elected president, H. J. Hess secretary and W. P. Mayes treasurer.

C. V. Howard of Marshalltown whose wife was killed by being thrown from a buggy, died from exposure from the same accident.

Mrs. Kaiser, whose husband recently committed suicide by cutting his throat on their farm near Baxter, has gone violently insane from brooding over her troubles. After the fatherís death a son attempted to kill himself.

Five boys of Reinbeck were arrested on the charge of pilfering from the general store of E. C. Meissner. The justice gave the boys a sharp lecture and allowed them to go free.

A call has been issued for a convention of the Republicans of Decatur county for March 21 to select delegates to the senatorial convention. There is considerable dissatisfaction expressed because the date set is unnecessarily early.

A war over the location of Mason Cityís proposed new federal building is threatened.

Emory Rice was nominated for mayor of Oskaloosa over Mayor Ray, who was asking for a third term.

A suit has been filed at Onawa against the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railroad asking $20,000 damages for the death of James Zuver, an engineer who was killed on the road on the first of last December.

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