Bits & Pieces
HAMPTON NEWS BITS
Business Change in Hampton
- Hampton, Nov. 11 - The grocery
store of J. E. Coonley, at the corner of Fifth and Reeve streets have been
sold by Mr. Coonley to Mr. C. A. Hamilton of Mason City. Coonley has had charge
of both stores for several years and has had an enormous business, being called
"the grocer king of Hampton." Coonley still retains contol of the business at
Third and Reeve streets.
(Evening Times-Republican; Marshalltown, Iowa; November 11, 1904)
Hurt In Auto
Accident - Hampton, June 27 - Roy Shaffer, while running an auto north of town
yesterday morning, turned out on a high grade to go around a farm team. The auto
skidded and he leaped to get away from the machine, but unfortunately was pinned
under the steering gear and his leg broken between the knee and the body. He was
brought to town at once and placed under the care of the doctor. The machine was
quite badly damaged and was sold to be delivered yesterday. Shaffer works for
the K. Kaus garage.
Marshalltown, Iowa; June 27, 1912)
Taken For A Skunk, Shot - Hampton, June 27 - To be sought on a charge of
bootlegging, to attempt to escape from the officers, to be mistaken for a skunk
and peppered with shot while hiding in an oats field, to be captured and heavily
fined is a list of the troubles of Harry Barr, of Faulkner, in this county.
The officers were called from here on a complaint that Barr had been selling
liquor to a bridge gang. The officers found the facts sufficent to arrest him
and while he was in the house getting his clothes and the officer was in the
kitchen he made his getaway. The officer after several hours of search gave it
up and came back to town.
In the meantime the
bootlegger was hiding in an oats field. He crept close to a farmer's place. The
farmer had been having trouble with skunks digging up his oats, and upon
noticing something bobbing up and down in the field ran to the house and secured
his shotgun. He fired at the dark object, and when he saw a man rise up and fall
over the farmer dropped his gun and fell to his knees from fright. The
bootlegger was then discovered with a few shot in his breast.
The officers of the law afterwards took him before a country justice where he
drew down a fine of $75 and costs for selling liquors and for fleeing from an
officer. The fines were immediately paid, and Barr has gone on his way.
Barr was formerly station agent at Faulkner.
(Evening Times-Republican; Marshalltown, Iowa; June 27, 1912)