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TWO ATTACKED BY HOGS

MEISKY

Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 8/26/2018 at 21:38:12

Evening Times-Republican, Friday, Aug 14, 1914, Marshalltown, IA, Page: 6

TWO ATTACKED BY HOGS
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JOHNSON COUNTY WOMEN AND
SIX YEAR OLD DAUGHTER BITTEN
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CHILD COMES TO AID
OF ENDANGERED PARENT
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Probably Saved Motherís Life by Interference-
Both Severely Bitten-Injuries Not Thought
To Be Fatal Unless Blood Poisoning Develops
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Special to Times Republic
Iowa City, Aug. 14 Ė Attacked by a drove of vicious hogs, Mrs. Andrew Meisky was bitten and torn cruelly at her country home near Iowa City. Death might have followed if not for the intervention of her brave little daughter, Vera, aged 6. The girl rushed to her motherís side and divided the attack of the animals.

One infuriated sow, in turn, leaped at the girl, caught her tiny arm in its teeth, and dragged her down. The animal tore at the clothing and flesh of the woman and the child, but the screams attracted men members of the household and neighbors. Mr. Meisky and others rushed to the rescue of the imperiled mother and child, and drove off the beasts. Aside from lacerations and ugly bites, which will take some time to heal, the injured ones are doing nicely now.


 

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