Thursday, July 16, 2009

September 10 1893 Poisoned Beer Decatur Illinois

September 10 1893
Decatur Illinois
Decatur Daily Despatch

Dr. Morsch an alleged physician of the city has been held to the grand Jury charged with attempting to poison Fred Butzler and his family. A week ago Morsch entered Butzler's saloon and called for a drink at the same time expressing a willingness to treat the Butzler, his wife , son Andrew and daughter Louisa age eight. They consented and shortly after Butzler, his wife and daughter Louisa were siezed with violent vomiting and despite every efforts Louisa died a few hours after. Andrew claims he saw the doctor pass his hand over the different glasses and drop a white powder into them. He threw out his beer and was not taken ill.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Mystery Solved Unknown Woman Identified

Freeborn County
Albert Lea Minnesota
December 5, 1900
A Mystery Solved
Identity of an unknown woman found in the Iowa River,
proves to be Mrs. E J Nixon, the aged
mother of Mrs. C. B. Keller of Albert Lea who disappeared last July.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Green Eyed Monster November 8 1889

San Antonio Express
November 8 1889
San Antonio, Texas

Savannah, Georgia
November 7 Albert Morea cut
his wife's throat ear to ear this
morning killing her instantly.
The woman had been to a
festival with her sister and
a young man escorted them home.
It is supposed the deed was caused
by jealousy. The murderer escaped.

A Crazy Girl November 4 1889

San Antonio Express
November 4, 1889
San Antonio Texas
Shelbyville, Kentucky
November 3 Miss Mary McGann
daughter of Joseph McGann
died yesterday of poison she put
in the coffee for the family.
Other members were poisoned ,
but recovered. The Girl was crazy

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Galveston Texas Feb 27 1883 Love Lorn Girl

February 27, 1883
Evening Light
San Antonio Texas
A Love Lorn Boston Girl

Miss Bertha Stevens , the daughter of a wealthy banker and broker of Boston had been ill 18 days when her father at midnight sent for the Reverend M J Savage. The clergyman thought he was needed to administer spiritual consolation, but on entering the banker's luxurious home, he was informed that he was wanted to preform a marriage for the supposititiously dying young girl and Theodore Aide, a poor clerk who stood by her pillow. The minister did as requested. Since then Mr. Aide has lived in the home of his father in law and the bride has been rapidly recovering. Her disease was alleged to be menegitius but a suspicion is entertained that it really was a hopeless love for a suitor not favored by her father.

Interesting News from the Past

Old news can be interesting news. What is happening today has happened before. News of the unusual or not unusual. Births, marriages, deaths , murder and crime. Anything of interest from the past always catches my interest.
I hope that you will enjoy this blog as I search for interesting articles from the past.