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Razored-Henry Miller 1896


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/22/2017 at 21:38:39

The Clinton Mirror
W. D. Eaton, Editor
Clinton, Iowa, Saturday, May 16, 1896
Razored-Last Saturday two tramps who had been hanging around the city all day boarded a box car on the Milwaukee freight which was going south in the afternoon. Just this side of the bridge at the south end of town they became engaged in some sort of trouble, and one of them slashed the other in a frightful manner with a razor, lying his face open to the bone for several inches. This man, John Murphy, then jumped from the car and came back up town, probably supposing he had left a corpse. The other man, Henry Miller, was discovered however, the train was stopped, and he was brought back here. Murphy was placed under arrests by Marshal Bean, after considerable resistance, and was given a preliminary hearing before Judge Farrell. Murphy was bond over to the Grand Jury in $500 bonds, and Miller was held as a witness of the state in $300 bonds, in default of which they were committed to the county jail. Being a criminal case, and Miller the chief witness for the State, it was necessary to hold him. The razor cut was a serious one, but missed vital parts. The wound was dressed by Dr. C. A. Fowler, eight stitches were taken. Murphy is evidently a desperate character, and will undoubtedly get several years in the Penitentiary, where he belongs. Bellevue Herald.


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