Stabbing of Al. Schmidt, 1881
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/3/2016 at 20:19:25
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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