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Jack Knapp

Died in Terrible Agony.
VALPARAISO, Ind., Oct. 26. -- The 10-yer-old son of Frank Knapp, of Chesterton, died Monday of hydrophobia, making the second death in the county from the same cause within a week. The boy was bitten by a mad dog about a month ago. About a week ago he exhibited symptoms of a genuine case of rabies. After suffering the most horrible agonies he died.

[Note: In the same issue of The Tribune (page 5, columns 3) it is written: "The town was thrown into a furor of excitement Monday by the announcement that another boy had gone mad. Jack Knapp the 14 year old son of Hiram Knapp, living near the Blackwell Mills was the alleyed victim. The boy was at home pitching and tossing, foaming at the mouth, and showing every indication of hydrophobia when the doctors arrived. Crowds of people gathered about the house, and the theory of hydrophobia was strengthened by the fact that the boy had been bitten by a dog last summer. The doctors, however, soon came to the conclusion that it was a case of epeleptic fits and treated the patient accordingly. The result was that the next day the boy was playing and will soon be all right again. But for a few hours Monday the lives of dogs wre in great danger." Also in the same issue of The Tribune (page 5, columns 4) it is written: "Jack Knapp will be surprised to learn that he is dead. The Valparaiso Sun of Tuesday after vividly describing his madness, says 'After suffering the most horrible agonies, he died yesterday.'"]

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: October 28, 1892
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 29
Page: 1
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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