When the case came to trial, Ira — by the advice of his counsel Charles P. Coyle, offered to settle, and the matter was fixed up by payment of $25 and costs. District Attorney John B. Cunningham was counsel for Jim Swan.
Mysterious animal deaths
Lady, a fine dog owned by J.F. Beckwith of Riverbank, has met the same fate that six weeks ago befell poor Rex, a valuable Shepherd dog owned by J.H. Roberts. An analysis of Rex’s stomach proved that he was poisoned with strychnine and a dose of the same stuff was undoubtedly the cause of Lady’s death.
In other news, a valuable Jersey cow owned by James Davison of the Wayside Hotel was found dead in Cunningham’s pasture. The animal had been missing for more than a week and a thorough search had been made for her. The body was found some distance back of the fairground and was decomposed. It is believed that she was killed by a stray bullet from a hunter’s gun.
Long-time resident dies
Mrs. Harvey Kenyon, 66, died at her home in Athol the evening of June 23, 1912 after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the town of Thurman, a woman devoted to her home and family. Mrs. Kenyon is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. Nora Dow and Allen Kenyon.
A quartet composed of Mrs. T.H. Smith, Mrs. Charles Hall, the Rev. Mr. Murdock and the Rev. Frank Finkle sang “Nearer My God to Thee” and “Blest Be the Tie that Binds” at the funeral conducted in her late home.
Hot as Hades
For the past two weeks, the weather all over the country has been so hot that people have been forced to either take to the woods or the ice house. In the big cities the public baths have been so overcrowded that those who could not gain admittance have had to content themselves with lying in the bathtub and in the country the old swimming holes have been full up at all hours of the day and most of the night.
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