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Family Trouble Up in Court

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: Jan. 8, 1903

Family Trouble Up in Court

Herman Schmidt Blames His Father-in-Law

Mayor Sides With Herman

Curtain Falls upon a Watery scene. Human Baracade (sic) at Wolf’s Barber Shop.

Herman Schmidt, with tears in his eyes, declared to Mayor Bennett this this (sic) morning, that he is a barber by trade and that he had never been in jail before. He laid the blame for his being in jail at all upon his father-in-law, who, he said, had stirred up discord between himself and wife. Schmidt was arrested on Wednesday night for being drunk and disorderly, the more specific charge being that he was abusing his family. His Honor was impressed with the apparent honesty of his story and discharged him, at the same time warning his father-in-law to let Schmidt and his wife alone.

A little tailor whose name did not appear on the police docket, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, while forming a human barriacde (sic) at the front door of Fred Wolf’s barber shop. He had fallen across the door in such a manner that those inside could not open it, and he himself was quite beyond moving. Marshal Larson picked him up and cared for him till he was able to navigate, and then set him at liberty, retaining, however, a large fat bottle of good old forty-rod whisky (sic), which he found on his person.

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Farmer Traps a Gray Wolf

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: March 2, 1904

Farmer Traps a Gray Wolf

F.H. Fallon Captures Animal Tuesday Night

Had Been Prowling in Vicinity of His Home, Two Miles Southwest of the City.

To hear of large grey wolves in Webster County is rather a surprising incident but nevertheless such is the case in proof of which W.H. Fallon, living about two miles southwest of the city, has a fine specimen which he captured in a trap Tuesday night.

For some time Mr. Fallon had noticed the marauder in the vicinity of his home and planned to capture him if possible, fearing a raid on his small stock. Tuesday night he was successful and today he has Mr. Wolf safely tied and expects to bring him to this city and place him on exhibition.

The trap used was one of Mr. Fallon’s own invention, being made with a large box and baited for the victim, so that he is wholly unharmed and as full of life as ever.

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