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Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 12/4/2010 at 13:28:33

Home and Abroad – J. W. Patterson was successful in stopping an escaped lunatic from Independence, Wednesday morning of this week. About 2 a.m. Mr. Patterson found this man wandering up town from the depot. When asked what he wanted he inquired for a hotel. Mr. Patterson took him to Moon’s hotel where he asked him to register, which he did, giving the name of F. H. Veeder, Belmond, Iowa. As is the custom a traveler without baggage is asked to pay in advance, and when this demand was made upon the stranger, it was found that he was without funds. A few questions brought out the fact that he had recently escaped from Independence. Mr. Patterson took him in charge and locked him up in the cell of the council room and as soon as possible telephoned to the insane hospital and found that the man was one they had been looking for for several days. He was taken to Independence by Marshal Kezar Wednesday night.

Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa
January 26, 1899

[Frank H. Veeder October 29, 1854 -- April 1, 1916]


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