Glenwood, Mills, Iowa
TWO BOYS AND ONE MAN ARE DROWNED
A rather startling discovery was made at the Glenwood Institution Saturday morning, the lifeless body of Nathan HUNSUCKER, one of the boy inmates, being found in one of the new resevoirs or cisterns. He was 17 years old and had disappeared about ten days before. It was supposed that he had run away, and an extensive search was made for him. The cistern had a large iron lid and it is supposed that his curiosity had caused him to lift it up when he lost his balance and fell in. The cistern contained a small amount of water which had been put in for the purpose of testing it. The cistern was one of three recently constructed or the purpose of storing surplus water when the new water system is inaugurated and had not com into use as yet.
Coroner W. D. CRAIG of Henderson was summoned and after examining the facts decided that an inquest unnecessary. In his report filed today with Auditor Agan he gives the cause of death as drowning. The young man had been an inmate there about two years,coming from a Catholic Orphanage at Dubuque, his parents being dead. The body was interred in the state cemetery at the rear of the Institution.
BOY DROWNED AT TABOR
Stanley BOONE , a boy about 16 years of age a compositor in the Beacon office, was drowned last Friday evening in the ASMAN pond west of Tabor. Just how the drowing occurred no one knows. The boy told his mother that he was going swimming and he left the home about 7 o'clock. No one was with him sofar as can be learned. His mother becoming alarmed at his failure to return, search was made for him. His clothes were found on the bank. THe body was recovered at 10:30 by Elder WORCESTER. THe water was only about 6 feet deep, but it is said the boy could not swim. His mother is a widow and has been teaching school near Tabor where she has resided for several years past.
MAN DROWNED NEAR BARTLETT
Robert PIERCE young man aged about 25 or 30, was drowned last Sunday in the Missouri river at a point several miles southwest of Bartlett. He was the only son of a widowed mother and lived ner the edge of the river with her. He had been in the habit of bathing in some shallow back water near his house, but could not swim. This time the water was deeper that he had expected, the river being high. The water proved to be about 12 feet deep and he disappeared and was drawn into the main current. The body has not been found as yet.
Iowa Old Press