Poisoned Five.

Five members of Col. W. H. Mercer's surveying crew, who are stopping in a house on Second street, were poisoned this morning by partaking of canned beef, in which there were germs of putrefaction. They were taken ill shortly after breakfast, and each of them vomited everything which was loose within him. Dr. Smith was called at about 11 o'clock, and under his efficient treatment the boys were soon better, and will pull through all right.

Bismarck Tribune, 9/5/1893


Demented Morton County Farmer Tries to Kill His Wife and Himself

Foust's land office at Glenullin was the scene of an attempted murder and suicide. Mrs. John Keisler, driven from her home Friday with an infant only six days old, by her insane and cruel husband, came to County Commissioner Faust for counsel and aid. Mr. Keisler, whose home is twelve miles north of Glenullin, followed his wife to town and finding her at the land office, attempted to take her life with a knife that he had specially prepared for the occasion. He was prevented from carrying out his murderous purpose by the timely interference of Foust and another man, who were in the office at the time. Mr. Keisler, finding himself defeated in his efforts to kill his wife, suddenly drew the knife across his own throat, partially severing the jugular vein. Dr. Strauss reached the man in time to save him from bleeding to death. There are eight children in the Keisler family, the two younger ones being six days and fourteen months respectively. Arrangements are being made to take Mr. Keisler to the asylum in Jamestown.

Bismarck Tribune, 10/2/1905


Found Dead In Water

Frederic Martin, a Farmer is Found Dead in Sherry Creek—Did not Drown.

The body of Frederic Martin of Fremont, Ohio, was found on the evening of July 26th, lying in Sherry Creek near Schafer, McKenzie county. The remains were brought to this city and prepared for shipment to the relatives of the deceased in Ohio. Mr. Martin arrived here on Wednesday, July 18 and was visiting his son, John Martin who runs a hardware store in Schafer. On the morning of the 26th Mr Martin took a walk out to the spring and around by the oat field. On his way home he started back across Sherry Creek where the water is but six inches deep and it was there that the body was found lying face down in the water. He went out about 10 o'clock in the morning and as he dId {sp} not get back by noon his son became anxious and started to hunt for him. About eight in the evening the body was found. It was thought at the time that Mr. Martin had drowned but when the body was examined by Coroner Thomas it was found that this was not the case as there was no water whatever in the lungs or stomach. The condition of the brain, however, led to the belief that the deceased had suffered from an apoplectic stroke just at the time of crossing the creek and had fallen on his face. Death must have been almost instantaneous for if the deceased had breathed while lying in the water some of ut must have been taken in on the lungs. The deceased leaves a wife, seven daughters and a son in the east besides the son at Schafer, to mourn his loss.

Williston Graphic, 8/2/1906

Roy McKenzie who fell from the top of a barn is now dead. He fell only 16 feet and sustained a broken rib, but it later developed that he had sustained internal injuries.

Valley City Times-Record, 8/7/1913

Shot His Wife.

Sioux Falls, D.T., Oct. 8.—Near Bridgewater this morning William Mann accidentally shot his wife. They were getting ready for a ride and he intended to take his gun along; while loading it was discharged and the shot entered her head. She lingered two hours.

Bismarck Tribune, 10/10/1884

Six Mayville hobos robbed four Portland hobos of $7.37 and a gold watch.

Bismarck Tribune, 9/2/1893


Peever, S.D., Oct.3.—While playing soldier in the absence of his parents the 7-year-old son of Alexander Spider put his father's gun against the breast of his 14-year-old brother and fired, mortally wounding him.

Bismarck Tribune, 10/4/1913


Edson F. Taylor received a letter Saturday from Dr. C. J. Campbell, of Bowbells, giving the particulars of a sad accident which occurred near Portal last Friday night, resulting in the death of Wesley Peters, formerly a resident of Mount View township, Towner county. He was the oldest son of George J. Peters, who resided on the farm now owned by J. H. DuBois, eight miles east of Rolla. Mr. Peters and family moved from here to Frobisher, Sask., four or five years ago. Here Wesley was married, and soon after went to Bowbells to take charge of feed store at that place. The facts of his death are so clearly stted in the above mentioned letter that we quote it in full.

Flaxton, N.D., Sept 29, 1911.

Mr. Edson F. Taylor, Rolla N.D.

Dear Mr. Taylor:

This isn't a letter but just a note to tell you of an accident that happened last night which caused the death of Wesley Peters, who dimitted from your Masonic lodge a year ago.

He wanted to go to Portal to meet his wife, who was coming down from Canada, and missing the afternoon train tried in the evening to catch the local freight, but when he got to the depot it turned out to the a through freight and the conductor could not let him ride, so he gave the brakeman a tip to let him ride on a flat or coal car. About three miles S.E. of Portland he jolted off and was partly run over. His right leg was cut off and serious abdominal injuries were inflicted. He lay on the side of the track until No. 150 came along about four hours later when they saw him and took him to Bowbells. He lived till 7 o'clock this morning.

From his injuries there was probably no chance to have saved him; but lying out in the cold so long and losing so much blood would have made this impossible in case there had been.

Funeral will probably be Sunday, under Masonic regulations at Bowbells. Did not know whether he had relatives left in Rolla or not. If you know of any let them know please.

Yours truly,

C.J. Campbell.

Turtle Mountain Star, 10/5/1911