George Webb Assault 1904
the act be Rockford its is St. years, same ATLANTIC ASSAULT GEORGE WEBB WAS ATTACKED AT CASS COUNTY STREET FAIR. Des Moines, Oct. 14.--Three men were arrested in Valley Junction last nigbt and removed to the Des city jnil on request of the sheriff Atlantic. Iowa, who is hunting the assailants of George Webb, a farmer. Webb was brutally beaten yesterday, and it Is charged he was $SO. The affair occurred about 6 o'clock in the evening and the men charged with hiivinR committed the to | crime left immediately on a for Des Moines. Officers here were notified by telegraph and were waiting for the train at Valley Junction, has! Sheriff Robert Marshall arrived noon today and will take the prisoners back to Atlantic for cation. The men gave the names at police station. Peter and | William Posey and William enthusiasm one is only Internally, thereby by O. curativo Do7- cure, Webb's condition is considered serious and bis physicians give practically no hope of recovery. He was at once to the hospital and has regained consciousness. Webb came into town yesterday afternoon some i time from Dexter, where he lives. ! was seen on the street in an ed condition and was accompanied a companion, although the police been unable to learn the identity the latter. It has been found that Webb was taken to George Marsh's livery barn, conducted to the loft where he laid down to sleep off the effects of the whisky. The barn was locked up about 5:15 o'clock and a little later three men broke into the climbed the loft and with a rock wrapped in a sack dealt tbe unconscious man three terrific blows on the It Is supposed that the men knew Webb's presence in the barn and that he had money. The men are described as two white men and a aud that description tallies In that respect to the three men held there. Sheriff Marshal! will start back to Atlantic this evening with his three prisoners.