Genoa, N. D., Feb 14.—D. R. Fulton, 45, resident of this section for 15 years, was killed by Great Northern Train No. 3 early yesterday afternoon at Genoa crossing. His engine stalled on the tracks and Fulton was bent over it, making adjustment and did not see the train coming. Fulton and the car were carried some four or five rods. He lived forty minutes but was not conscious. His wife survives.

Grand Forks Herald, 2/14/1921

Takes His Own Life Near Depot At Minot

Minot, Feb. 14—The remains of Henry D. Eddleston, who committed suicide near the Great Northern Railroad depot Saturday afternoon while train No. 3, a coast train was standing in the yard, will be shipped to Fall River, Mass., where a sister, Mrs. T. Garlick, resides. Word was received by Chief McDonald yesterday from the sister who have directions as to the kind of coffin to be used but gave no information as to why Eddleston ended his life.

Coroner R. W. Pence will conduct an inquest today. Pullman coupons found in Eddleston's clothes indicated that he had gone from Seattle to Willmar, Minn., and was en route back to Seattle when he ended his life in Minot.

Grand Forks Herald, 2/14/1921

T. B. Young of Jamestown died suddenly at noon Sunday of heart disease. He had gotten into his milk wagon to ride home with his son, Burton, and while the wagon stood near the postoffice the summons came. When Burton came out of the post office to ask his father if he resired {sp} to be taken directly home he found that the Grim Reaper had reached him first. Burton drove rapidly home and summoned a physician but it was soon discovered that death must have been instantaneous.

Bismarck Tribune, 2/9/1904


Of Snakes Taken From an Old Ice House in Benson County.

The truth of the following snake story cannot be disputed, as at least a dozen different persons at Pleasant Lake are able to vouch for the reality of it, says the Leeds Review.

Mr. C. W. Mendenhall and his hired man, Frank Hamman, while removing straw from an ice house perparatory {sp} to again filling it with ice found in the bottom of the building beneath the straw, a layer of snakes, nearly a foot deep. The snakes were all coiled together into a solid mass, and on being disturbed began squirming and hissing in a most frightful manner, while they emitted a nauseous odor. The snakes were from a foot to six feet in length and large around in proportion to length. The reptiles were reanimated by being exposed to the air for a moment, and one large fellow with a quick movement coiled himself around Mr. Hamman's ankle. With a wild scream of "O my God!" Mr. Hamman leaped to the door of the ice house and ran down the hill, and could not be pursuaded to return to that location for some time.

At length the chaff was removed and there was exposed to view the mass of squirming, twisting reptiles. The chilling air soon rendered the snakes "hors du combat" {sp} and then they were removed, and measured, there being twenty three bushel basketfuls.

These were piled for a time by the roadside, where they were seen by most of the residents of this place.

Last Saturday the snakes were hauled out on the prairie by E. E. Greene, who pitched the now frozen reptiles into his wagon with a fork, and was obliged to make two trips to remove them. This goes to show that North Dakota can not be out done even in the production of snakes.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 2/3/1898


Jumps from Train No. 1 While at Full Speed, West of Minot.

Conductor Perry, who makes Minot his headquarters and who had charge of Great Northern Train No. 1, reports the suicide of an unknown Norwegian, near Leeds, Wednesday night.

The man who was evidently about 25 years of age got on the train at Churchs Ferry with a ticket for Silvana, Wash. He was alone but gave no evidence of insanity.

When the train was about three miles east of Leeds and going at full speed the man jumped through the double windows and was dashed to the ground. A number of section men were sent out and he died a few minutes after they reached him.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 11/9/1906


Killdeer, N. D., Feb. 10.—Just as George Grayson, farmer south of this city, left the basement of his home after attending to the fire, the furnace blew up, tearing a hole in the side of the house foundation. The safety valve had been left off when the furnace was installed.

Grand Forks Herald, 2/10/1917


Some Unique Costumes at the Royal Neighbors Ball.

Notwithstanding the intense cold the masquerade ball given by the R. N. A. last Monday night was a grand success, and an enjoyable time was had by everyone. At an early hour the hall began to fill rapidly with maskers, and at 9:30 when the first straius {sp} of the grand march were wafted across the hall the floor was crowded. Many spectators were present also. The different characters were well represented by many beautiful costumes.

The gentleman's prize—a beautiful smoking set—was awarded to Mr. Wm. Hale, who so ably represented Uncle Sam, and the ladies' prize—an elegant china tea set—was presented to Miss Mae McCone, of Penn, who represented the Goddess of Liberty.

Masks were drawn about 11:30 and dancing continued until 4 o'clock, when all dispersed, leaving every assurance of having had a good time. The dance receipts netted the order about $50. The ladies extend a vote of thanks to Bert Duell for music furnished during the evening.

Among the noticeable characters were:

Mrs. W. H. Brown, night; Miss Fanning, night; Mrs. McKee, night; Miss Schoonberg, night; Mrs. Ferris, gypsy girl; Miss Susie Hale, Red Riding Hood; Mrs. Lewis, liberty; Miss McKone, liberty; Mrs. Rodenback, Topsy; Mrs. Kollar, queen of diamonds; Mrs. Greene, queen of hearts; Miss Gilday, negress, Miss Flummerfelt, music; Miss Rodenback, daughter of regiment, Mrs. Reid, flower girl; Miss Dolan, flower girl; Miss Cameron, flower girl; Miss Sparks, flower girl; Mrs. F. P. Mann, equestrienne; Mrs Connolly, phantom; Mrs. Burke, phantom; Miss Eva Jones, jockey girl; Mrs. Standon, aunt Ophelia; Mrs. Jones, old lady; Mrs. Carnathan and Mrs. Allen, two little girls in blue; Miss Connolly, school girl; Miss L Hale, school girl; Miss Vale, school girl; Miss Fordyce, good luck; Mrs. Cullum, sister red cross; J. H. Belyea, bicycle girl; A. R. Munson, court jester; Chas. Cogelow, George Washington; G. H. Rodenback, Dutchman; Wm. Hale, Uncle Sam; Gus Utech, king of spades; Ed C. Sels, king of clubs; Harry VanLiew, king of diamonds; Al Bond, little boy blue; Joe Forbert, negro dude; Jess Palmer, Indian; Chas. Thronson, Hobson, Gus Nelson, Indian; Chas. Smith, little boy blue; Herman Stenseth, Val Blatz; C. Nelson, Knight; Joe Raab, jockie {sp}; Joe Kelly, prisoner; Owen McKone, page; Mr. Gessner, jockey; Tom Gill, jockey; Wm. Cullom, clown; S. C. Jones, clown; Felix Routier, clown; J. E. Boone, clown; Dan Ferrell, sailor; W. H. Brown, negro.

Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 2/10/1899


With the top of his head kicked off, and four teaspoonfuls of brains taken out with the crushed bone, Tommy Grotemeyer, a four-year-old New England boy, will recover. The lad was kicked by a horse.

Ward County Independent, 1/15/1914

Mrs. Karl Schroeder and her child, aged three years were burned to death in a prairie fire north of Jamestown.

The Bad Lands Cow Boy, 10/23/1884

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hoff nad {sp} two children, who reside near Crown Butte, were returning home from a visit during a recent storm when they were compelled to stop in a vacated shack for shelter. Coal, wood and a stove were found but they had no matches with which to start a fire. One of the children died and the mother and other child are in a bad condition.

Bismarck Tribune, 2/6/1904