Viewing "Cornelius Berghuis vs. Henry Mammen" (1903).
In September 1903, Henry Mammen pleaded guilty to assaulting Edward Hanlon before Justice of the Peace Cornelius Berghuis, who fined him $10 and costs. Berghuis was also the editor of a weekly newspaper, the Clara City Herald. The case took on a colorful life of its own when the Maynard Progress, another local weekly, published E. H. Keenan's account of the case from Mammen's viewpoint--and listing Mammen as sole author. The Mammen/Keenan story referred to JP Berghuis as "Judge (?) Bughouse," who was a man of "unscrupulous character" and who is "more of a low dirty swine-herder." Editor Berghuis's weekly was called the "Clara City Fog Horn" and "Clara City Pacifer."