Thursday, February 25, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 25

February 25, 1916 - Mrs. Leora May Brabetz, wife of Albert Brabetz, the Nymore barber who several weeks ago became intoxicated and lay down in the snow, freezing his hands and feet so bad that he may not live, has commenced action against Emory Jarvis of Nymore for $10,000, alleging that he sold liquor to Brabetz, causing the unconsciousness and the injuries.

Jarvis is reported missing and no trace of him has been found. It is believed that he has gone to Canada. Before leaving he transferred his property to his wife, and Attorney Carl L. Heffron, who is acting for Mrs. Brabetz, has placed an attachment on all property belonging to Jarvis.

Brabetz is near death at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Should he die, it is stated that a case of manslaughter will be brought against Jarvis.

Brabetz was found in the snow near his home on the morning of Feb. 1 with his hands and feet frozen. He is alleged to have stated that he had been drinking whiskey at Jarvis’ soft drink parlor. Brabetz is the father of two small children.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Wife of Albert Brabetz Brings Big Damage Suit. Commences Action for $10,000 Against Emory Jarvis on Booze Selling charge. Nymore Deler Reported Missing. Asserted in Charge That Liquor Caused Husband to Freeze Hands and Feet.”; Feb. 25, 1916; p. 1.,160_.jpg


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