Perished in the Blizzard.

Willow City, N. D., Feb. 12.—Barnard Vollmer, 75 years of Age {sp}, was lost in the storm Thursday night and was frozən {sp} to death. Mrs. Cota, of Dunseith, was frozen to death the same evening.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 2/13/1890

As Good as a Goat Story

A new dynamite story is going the rounds and was first published in the Mondak News. "A very queer accident occurred a few days ago a short distance from town. Some coal miners had secured a fresh supply of dynamite for blasting purposes and left it on the outside of their shack. In the morning it was nearly all missing and what was left was all crumbled and chewed up, and from the tracks around it was plain to be seen it had been eaten by cattle. In a short time there was a terrific explosion down by the river. Upon investigation it was found that a large steer had fallen over the river bank and the impact of the fall set off the explosive. A large section of the bank was blown away and the ice was broken one-third of the distance across the river. The steer was killed by the accident.

Washburn LEader, 2/19/1909


Clarence Parker was arrested the first of the week on complaint of Salom Nickola of Zenith on a charge of assault. It is alleged that Parker went into the store at Zenith a few nights ago and proceeded to "beat up" the proprietor. Afterward he went to the local justice of the peace and paid a fine of $5.00. When brought before Judge Folsom Wednesday Parker was assessed a fine of $50 for his part in the affair.

It seems that Parker was under the impression that when he slipped quietly over to the justice and paid the five-dollar fine that he was entirely through with the matter, but upon proceeding further the state's attorney learned that the Zenith justice of the peace was not a qualified officer, his bond and oath not having been filed with the clerk of court.

Attorney C. H. Starke appeared for the defendant in the action before Judge Folsom and State's Attorney Burgeson prosecuted.

Dickinson Press, 2/10/1917

Infant Eats Poison; Dies.

Grand Forks.—Eugene Basso, two years old, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Basso of this city, died after swallowing several pills containing strychnine. The pills were in a bureau drawer and the child, in exploring the drawer, ate them for candy. He died in less than an hour. The mother is prostrated.

Sioux County Pioneer, 1/7/1916

Mrs. Dan Hennessy, residing east of Berthold, broke her right arm in a peculiar manner. On entering Salverson's store to do some trading she fell over a footstool that had been accidentally left just outside the door. She fell to the floor, breaking her arm just above the elbow.

Golden Valley Chronicle, 12/10/1915


Bullet Aimed At Dog Wounds Its Owner—In Critical Condition

Wildrose, N. D., Feb. 28.—A rifle bullet which killed Adam Piper's poisoned dog in some peculiar manner changed its course and lodged in Mr. Piper's neck, first striking his lip, knocking out two teeth and lacerating his tongue. As a result Mr. Piper is in a critical condition and blood poisoning is feared.

The bullet was fired by the hired man, who had been instructed to kill the dog. Mr. Piper stood in the doorway of his home, entirely out of range. But the bullet was deflected, and pieces of his broken teeth were driven into his tongue. The bullet striking Mr. Piper in the mouth lodged in the jugular muscles of the neck.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/28/1913


Washburn.—While wandering about on the ice covering the Missouri river, searching for his team, which he had lost in a fog, Nels Nelson, a prosperious former {sp} of Conkling, a few miles west of Washburn, fell through an air-hole Friday evening and was swept away by the swift current before two neighbors who were with him could rescue him. There is little hope that the body ever will be recovered. A son of Thomas Thompson, who, with Henry Dahl, was with Nelson at the time of the tragedy, fell into the same hole, but one foot clung to the safe ice long enough to permit his father to seize it and drag the boy to safety.

Langdon Courier Democrat, 1/2/1919

A young girl of Lead City ran away from home and entered a house of ill fame because her parents wanted her to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather.

Dickinson Press, 2/18/1888

Auto Starts Something

An automobile rounding the corner of DeMers avenue and Fourth street about 11 o'clock this morning created considerable excitement. The auto was traveling north on Fourth street at a dangerous rate of speed and when it suddenly turned on DeMers avenue a horse drawing a cutter was almost struck with it. The frightened animal reared and backed the cutter into an elderly man who was crossing the street behind the rig. The old gentleman was very indignant when he picked himself up from the street and remonstrated with the driver, who was not to blame however. When all was explained to the old gentleman and the driver united in calling the auto driver names, but by that time he was safely on the Dakota side of the river.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/3/1910