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Hen Case To Be Tried ~ Hampton Mayor to Face Justice of Peace at Chapin

Hampton, May 22 - After much delay and many changes it is said that the case of Mennenga vs. Salsbury, mayor of Hampton, will be tried at Chapin today. This is the case in which Mayor Salsbury is accused of accidently killing a hen owned by Mennenga that had invaded his early spring garden. The club used by the mayor to frighten biddy took effect with fatal results. The case was set first for the justice court of J. N. Mallon, but a change was taken to that of Justice D. W. Parks, and now it is announced the case will be tried at Chapin on a change of venue before N. J. Rhutasel, justice of the peace.

        Source ~ Evening-time Republican; Marshalltown, Iowa; May 22, 1916