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Stabbing of Al. Schmidt, 1881


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/3/2016 at 19:19:25

Elkader Register, Fri., 13 May 1881

On last Saturday evening a row occurred at Strawberry Point, in which Albert Schmidt, son of Fred. Schmidt, was severely cut by one David Price.

It seems that Price, who works on a farm near that place, went to town Saturday evening, and absorbed considerable benzene, getting himself in a ripe condition for a row of any kind. While in this state he went into the saloon of Fred. Schmidt and began raising a row, whereupon he was ordered out.

On his refusing to go Albert Schmidt undertook to eject him, and in the struggle which ensued, Price drew a knife, striking Schmidt in the back, making an ugly, but not necessarily a dangerous wound. Price was arrested and after a preliminary examination, was bound over to await the action of the grand jury. He now languishes in Palace de Place.


Elkader Register, Fri., 13 Jan. 1882.

District Court- State vs. David Price, assault with intent to do great bodily injury. Defendant pleads guilty to assault and battery.

(No fine or jail time was mentioned.)


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