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     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.
     (Evening Times-Republican; 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)

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