Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1909, Mason City, Iowa VOL XVI MASON GITY IOWA APRIL 7 1909 ED McNAMARA VICTIM DIABETES MELLIATES DR E R YOUNG FAMILY PHYSICIAN TEUJS OF THE IXOUBABLB DISEASE OF THE DEFENDANT AND HE CAN LIVE FEW YEARS AT THE MOST Defense Piles Up Another Array of Medical and Expert Testimony to Show That Ed McNamara Was Mentally and Nervously Deficient Measurements of Skull as Given By Examining Experts NORTHWOOD April 7 That Ed McNamara is at present suffering from diabetes melli atus an incurable disease was tlie testimony given by Dr E R Young today It is learned fur tlier that medical men do not think he can live more than a few years at the most as the malady is far advanced It is contrary to the popular idea a disease of a nuerotic or nervous origin and its sequelia is any form of brain disorder up to and including melancholia He found many stigmata of degcner ation and lack of development especially about the head which is not normal in any par tieular especially in the back He testified that defendant is and always has minded been feeble NORTHWOOD April 7 At the opening of court this afternoon the defense offered in evidence the three diferent applications of the defend ant for a certificate to teach school They wished to offerapplica tion of his sister Kate so as to compare the two The state objected to this offer not being sure whether the record a genuine one It was neces sary to call the county superintend ant the clerk of court and Frank Forbes of the counsel for the de fense to prove that the record was one on file in the county vault Af ter the above named witness had been questioned the court ovtr ruled the objection and the counsel for was allowed to read the grades of the defendant and his sister The standings NO 144 testify Dr Young had a char which he used in demonstrating to the jury the difference between th defendants head and a normal one In the comparing of the defendant head and that of a normal perso the doctor found that Eds head was from six to seven centimeters less in length than that of a normal person it was also considered narrower than a normal one The doctor said that these short measurements made a head peaked similar to the defend ants In computing the volume of the deefndants head Dr Young found that his head was not as large as a normal head by 200 cubic cen timeters or less than one seventh as large as a normal head For the benefit of medical men who may be interested in the case the notes taken at the physical ex amination of Ed McNamara are giv en below Notes of Scientific Examination of Ed McNamara April 1 1909 by Drs G H Hill L G Hewitt N L Keane and B R Young iu I Respiration IS pulse 90 Temper ature 98 tongue clean and moist Skull Measurements Nor Ave Circumference 52 Volume cu centi meters NasoOccipital arc NasoBregmatic arc OccipitalBregmatic arc AuricularBregmatie arc Anterioposterior diameter Maximum transerse diameter 15 1500 40 20 32 Cephalic index Binauric ular diameter Ed Ed Ed Kate AuricularBregmatie Terms taugh Institute attended Grade of certificate Orthography Reading Writing Arithmetic Geography Grammar Physiology U S Historj Didactics 0 3 2 70 2 92 89 91 SO 77 69 57 87 63 75 31 So 78 72 78 92 47 82 74 SO 3C 80 64 78 74 77 54 79 Dan Dwan Next Mr Dan Dwan of Mabon City testified as follows That the de fendant attended the convent school at the same time he did Ed came to school alone and never acted as though he cared to associate with the other boys Mr Dwan said that he did not know whether Ed was a good stu dent or not but he was impressed that he was not of the average Anne Corcoran was recalled and testified that on Christmas eve the defendant acted as though he was not feeling well lie walked the floor and seemed to be talking to himself He asked the witness if she thought Pat would be home When he aslted this question tears came to his eyes and his lips quivered At Business College H C Johanson of Mason City told the jury more about Eds abil ity as a student He said that he at tended Business college at the time Ed did and later became an in structor school He also said that Ed was good a studem as the average couldnt remember anything for a length of time and his conversation would become dis connected at times Mr Johanson once started to talk to Ed about in surance and the defendant began to tell him about some cattle that they had on the farm First Medical Witness Dr E B Young of Northwood the first medical witness to testify called by the defense this af iternoon Dr Young has probabl made a closer study of the defend ants mental and physical conditio than any other physician who wil deductions from measurements imall microcephalic orm of plane through greatest di ameter narrow and pointed in ront Vide behind Form as to profile high in middle steeple headed de icient both back and front of breg rca and very deficient in back Pal te moderately high and narrow Teeth lower incisors very small Tongue large broad and thick radius acial length Empirical height 14 13 3 Lips stand open with saliva in orners of mouth Nose large long and turned to lie right Eyes right eye prominent subject o dimness and blankness of vision Ears large and prominent left iar higher than right Limbs left handed Muscular extension causes trem or Body emaciated swaying with staggering gait posure inclines for ward heant rapid and nervous tend erness over stomach and in right llais region tenderness of right spermatic cord and in right testicle Larynx on right side Speech low hesitating and indis tinct Reflexes equal but exaggerated a feet inches Weight 129 pounds standard ac cording to insurance tables 1GO Dr O Densmore of This City Re ceives Honor From State Fraternal Organization MACNTDER IS CHOSEN AS A NATIONAL DELEGATE Harmony Program Prevails Among the Yreomen and Administration Tickets are Adopted in the Con clave and Peace is Restored Wliei the Meeting Adjourns DES MOINES April the stormy session of the morning and early afternoon threatened to lead to a serious fight the adminis tration majority in the Iowa conclave of the Brotherhood American Yeo men ruled the convention and placed the harmony crown on the meeting before it adjourned Tlie administra tiou candidates for all offices and fo the delegation to the national con clave were elected Laughter am cheers took the place of frowns and shouts of protest in the later hour of the afternoon session The state officers were elected a follows State president II W Pit kin of Sioux City state secretary Prof D M Kelley of Cedar Falls tate treasurer O Densmore of Ma sou City state executive committee Dr C F Smith of Des Moines W Deickman of Clinton and W Hennyberry of Eagle Grove The instructions to the Iowa dele gation which endorsed the present administration ot the national organ ization and pledged the delegates to ote for its retention were passed unanimously signaling the absolute surrender of the insurgents and the restoration of absolute harmony Following the delegates to the na tional conclave Delegate at large John D Denison Jr Delegates J C Little Washington W M Nel son Belmond W A Bowmen Wa terloo Dr A Blair Parkersburg W R Williams J C Debes Charles City W W Davidson Elk ader C H McNider Mason City E Webbles Machanicsville M A Rob erts Ottumwa William Shields A bia G M Tripp Colfax John How ward Indianola George Garton Eaift Des Moines J M Parsons Des Moines H C Evans Des Moines E C Corry Des Moines T W Killon Motilton Bertha Hanks Lucas H C Larimor Charlton1 J N McCoy Wayne County Fred Johnson Clar inda Ur M B Snyder SIATF OFPLS ISPUHNATl Members of the Board of Control Go From o Per ijear i GOVERNORlviSO GETS BOOST IN HJS EXCHEQUER Tlie Plan is lo AtU Dollars to the Srt Hundred to Sill IN THIS Sylvester Biirnliam a Wealthy Ranch man Accused of an Aw ful Crime Years ago HE IS CHARGED WITH KILLING PRETTY MISS DESPERATE MANIAC MAKE DEATH HARVEST JOHN AXDKKSON AN AURORA PtUMBER BECOMES VIOLENTLY INSANE AT HIS HOME TODAY ARMS HIMSELF WITH PISTOLS AND SHOT GUN And Also Three Dynamite Bombs Which He Fastened to lliinself by Means of a Harness and Then Goes on His Erand of Deatli and De struction in the Block He Lived Fifteen Hundred ary and Also Five iiirics of Auditor Treasurer and the Secretary of State DES MOINES APniL ing it is absurd ana unfair to pay tlie governor ot Iowa less than judges of the supreme court or the presi dent of thestateuniversity the com mittee on retrenchment and reform composed ot oE the most committees of the house and senate yesterday introduced in thehpiise a bill increas ing Governor Carrolls salary from io year By the same bill the salaries o the auditor treasurer and secretary of state are increased from to In reality the increase is from to as these three officers now receive SSOO a year for service on the executive council which will be denied them it the sal ary is fixed at Members ol1 the board of control are given increase by a second bill They now receive and the committe has decided that this amount is less than would be paid by a private corporation to men en trusted with tlie management of Was iii Love With Her AVIici Em ployed on the Farm of Her Grand fa her SUM Being Spurned lie Kill ed ler and Set House uisition Papers Given Hy Governor AURORA April Anderson a plumber became sud denly violent today and armed himself with two pistols a shotgun and three bombs which he fastened to his person by means of a harness Ho started out to kill the inhabitants of the block in which he said malicious gossip concerning himself had been circulated Ho killed John MeVicker wounded her husband and Mrs John Belford and then mitted suicide Andersons violent manner terrorized the entire sqnnrii to which lie had announced his intention of laying waste plants as big as tlie state penal and Bluffs S B Harlan Missouri Valley D A Crawford Guthrie Center G N Davy Fonda John Olson Forest eleemosynary institutions Chairmen of the appropriations ittees in the house and senate are two of the six members of the committee who recommend these in Senator Maytag and Rep resentative Moore have a record for opposing anything in tlie nature of a salary grab or other statutory ex penses and a recommendation com ing from them will carry considerable weight MODJESKA TS DKAD LOS ANGELES April Modjeska tlie famous actress died today of brights disease aged 6H City T A Freeh Bancroft Chambers Corwith P F Fort Dodge Dr H Jones Charles Heer Armstrong Trainor Webster City H kin Sioux City E XI Sayles Prim ghar M Ida Macomber Ida Grove G Van dor Steeg Orange City P Nugent Boone P H W Pit INDIANAPOLIS April The authorities of Vigo county this state purpose lo leave no stone un turned in their efforts to bring Syl vester lUirnhaui a wealthy and re spected land owner of Texas back to Indiana to answer a charge of a pe culiarly atrocious murder committed at Sanford Vigo county thirtytwo years ago Notwithstanding the fact that the murdur was almost forgot ten and that many of those connect ed with the case as witnesses oroth erwise have long since passed away the legal authorities believe they can weave a chain of evidence about the that will result in his conviction if ho is brought back to trial papers have been obtained from Governor Marshall of Indiana and an officer has gone to Texas after Burnham The murder with which Burnhani is charged was committed on the night of October 30 TS77 The vic tim was Rosa Tritt a pretty young mhs granddaughter of a wealthy with whom she made her In tin employ oV the farmer was a laborer whom the police allege is the man now known as Sylvester Burnhani The laborer became in fatuated with the young girl The latter engaged to another man re fused to receive his attentions and her refusal angered the laborer The irl complained to her grandfather but her complaints were not suffi cient to cause Burnhams discharge On the Sunday morning preceding the murder Rosas sweetheart drove out from Terro Haute and spent Sunday and Sunday night at the THtt home His presence further angered the laborer it is charged and when he watched the lovers gnodbye kiss the next morning he is said to have gone into a passion and later to have told Rosa that he would be avenged That mornin the Tritt family began cleanin house and by night the carpets were all taken up and loft in great rolls to be replaced the next day That night Rosa went as usual to her 100111 on tlie second floor where she GAMti PASSES slept alone The laborer occupied a room on the ground floor The grandparents also slept on the Restriction ami Concessions Provided ground floor According to the evidence gather ed immediately after the crime the laborer is believed to have stolen to the girls room some time during the night and cut her throat razor HIS FIRST MESSAGE rContinued on Page S Column HINT mm Messina Gets Another Shock by the Seismic Waves and Subterranean Humbling is Heard MESSINA AprH violent earthquake acompanied by subter ranean rumbling occurred here a last evening in St Louis GlobeDemocrat When the body was found next day it showed also a deep gash in the left side thought to have been inflicted in a struggle After the murder had been committed the body was left in a roll of carpet in the room As a second chapter of the crime it is charged the murderer set fire to the dwelling in an effort to con the murder Mr and Mrs fritt barely escaped with their lives In the smouldering roll oE carpet next day was found the mutilated body of ihe young girl and a search was begun immediately Cor the mur derer The only trace found of laborer was his trunk which was discovered hidden in a nearby straw liile where he is thought to have ihlden it before ascending to the irls room Neighbors vepovveJ that they saw the man in the Vicin ity two or three times after that but no positive slew could be found which would lead to his there abouts For more than thirty years the police officers and Sheriffs of Torre Haute and of Vigo county followed meagre clews to run clown the mur derer but always without SIICCCKS Xot until a week or two ago did tin iiuthorities learn anything definite in regard to the man they had sought so many years Then Captain Armstrong of the Terre Haute po lice stumbled accidentally upon i clew which led to the to be Burnham being in Tex as An oldtimo resident of Vigo county who lived in the vicinity of the Tritt farm ami who remembered all of the detail jf Ihe s to have Rtirnham on a recent visit to Texas as the laborer who had been employed by Tritt and who had disappeared at the time ot the murder According to the facts that have developed during the present investi gation of the case the laborer had enlisted in the United States navy after ho left Vigo county and had served in the navy five years After his discharge from the service hn went to Texas whore he tool up a section of land and later added to this until he owned a large strip of territory and accumulated consider able wealth as a ranch owner He is said now to have a family and to be a respected and devout member of the church liy Unlawful Transport Fisli and Game for Salo in State DES MOINES April aa the lure of the red gods began get ing in its work on Iowa sportsmen he house of representatives passed the fish and game committees bill adding important restrictions to what the angler and hunter can and cannot do Deputy game wardens lose their graft for securing convictions and hereafter will be paid per diem while running down and prosecuting offenders Alleged blackmailing is re sponsible for tills important provision or the bill Hero are the things which the sportsmmamn cannot do as soon as the bill is enacted into law Catch trout before April 15 or af ter Oct I Heretofore the season has extended from March 15 to Nov 1 Catch more than twenty bass pike or pickerel in a single day The lim it now is forty Transport game fish or birds for sale Catch crappies less than six inches in length Have in his possession more than twentylive game birds at one time except ducks of which he may have fifty To offset these prohibitions the bill permits fishing below a dam provid ed the angler uses only a rod and line This is now prohibited entirely and in several Towa rivers the only fishing worthy of the name is in the rapids and pools bedow the dams Another concession is a section which gives game wardens authority to per mit fishing through the ice Representative George Kqontz who has landed more black hass and brought down more ducks than any man in the legislature worked with his committee Ior a bill which would satisfy all the sportsmen and give necessary protection The fact that he supervised the drawing up of the bill means that it is pretty liltely to 10 accept able CJOT IN Vance Decides to Him IYnm I lie of MarfinuiiHt and Iu lc Sam lo Take a Hand PARIS April has de cided today to expel Castro from the Island of MartinUiuo on the ground that his presence there is likely to foment a revolution ill Venezuela It is presumed here that the United States will prevent him from mak ing his way to itlie mainland on sailing vessel This course will leave Castro the alternative of tak ing refuge on one of the Danish West India Islands or returning to Europe COXIHTIOX IS GOOD if llcrt 11 lilanchard is Rc poilcd Kavoniliic Allayed and is Normal According to the physicians Bert Blanchard who lost a fool yesterday by falling under i flat car attached to the rear of a Clear Lake train while he was attempting to board it is in satisfactory condition He has no fever and the pulse action is nor mal The amputation was delayed the hospital yesterday for a couple of hours because the operating room was occupied This was not unfav orable as the patient had a better op portunity to recover from the shock before undergoing the amputation ordeal No word was received from relatives of the injured man up till noon today Mrs F Rogers his mother is expected today as she and her husband were in Dakota visiting and were coming home this way They live in Britt TO HAT WASHINGTON April Census bill today was reported to tho senate and LaFollette gave no tice he would ask its consideration tomorrow
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.