NEVADA ATTORNEY IS SET UPON AND ALMOST KILLED-1906
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Date: 5/26/2018 at 00:08:58
Daily Nonpareil, Sunday, Nov 04, 1906, Council Bluffs, IA, Page: 2
HIT ON HEAD
NEVADA ATTORNEY IS SET
UPON AND ALMOST KILLED
Special to The Nonpareil
NEVADE, Ia. Nov 3 – County Attorney E. M. McCall was assaulted and seriously injured shortly after 7 o’clock last evening as he was leaving his home for the city. He was struck three times with a club, once behind the ear and on the forehead after he had fallen.
Suspicion points to local parties, and officers are working on the case and watching all outgoing trains, Mr. McCall’s condition is critical.
Some children playing in the vicinity early in the evening noticed a stranger loitering in the alley, and a good description of the assailant was secured from them. A blunt instrument, evidently a heavy hickory club, was used. The first blow landed back of the ear and felled McCall. Not content with this the man stuck the prostrate attorney two more blows on the forehead and then fled down the alley, leaving his victim insensible on the pavement. The children at once gave the alarm.
No reason can be assigned for the attempt on McCall’s life. He had been conducting a grand jury investigation, but the cases are minor ones, and not of sufficient importance to cause any of the persons on trial to wreak vengeance on him.
McCall had been in politics for some time, but this was his first term as county attorney. It was not known he had any enemies. He is a son of former State Senator McCall and a brother of John A. McCall, a well-known Des Moines attorney.
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