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The son of H. G. Holtz, who lives nine miles northeast of Flaxton, had the ligaments of his foot badly torn in a hay rake. The boy was taken to Kenmare, where an X-ray examination was made. No bones were to be borken {sp}, but the ligaments and other tissues of the foot were torn so badly that the boy will be confined to an invalid's chair for several weeks.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/6/1913
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Billy Moore, the horse breaker, met with a disagreeable accident yesterday. While driving a team of bronchos one of the traces became unfastened, and stepping behind the horse to buckle it he was kicked in the face, and his jaw bone badly fractured. Dr. Fraser attended to the injury.

Bismarck Tribune, 9/5/1893
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He Skipped

Hans Johnson, a prisoner at the penitentiary, sent up from Valley City, skipped Saturday night. Johnson's time would have been out next February and he had been made a trusty, being employed at the barn to milk cows, feed pigs, and perform other farmyard duties. Saturday night he became weary of his enforced avocation and he went out to milk the cows and forgot to come back again. The alarm was at once given and telegrams were sent along the line, announcing his escape. Johnson was 23 years of age, a Norwegian with light hair and light blue eyes. He is about 5 feet 4 inches in height, weighs about 150 pounds and has a large flat nose which has been broken. He is plenty fully marked with scars having one on each hand, on his wrists, on the end of his nose and on his cheek. A reward of $50 has been offered for his capture.

LATER

Dr. Slaughter, who drove down from Painted Woods to-day, reports some news which may relate to the missing man. He says that a camper who was located near Painted Woods hailed a man on foot who passed his camp at about 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning. A description of the man was given by the camper, to Norman McDonald, who is up in the neighborhood of Painted Woods and is said to corresponds with that of the missing man. McDonald has gone north to look up the pedestrian who is headed for McLean County.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/27/1894
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A Kleptomaniac.

Fargo, Dak. Sept. 30—In the district court to-day, Napoleon Gayne was tried and found guilty of entering the room of Mrs. Barber at Casselton, and stealing watches and jewelry valued at from $200 to $300. He is the son of wealthy parents near Montreal, but seems to be a victim of kleptomania. Three years ago he was convicted of a similar charge, and on the way to Detroit, Mich., attempted a theft on the train. He played the insane dodge in prison and his father secured his release; he came back here and will be likely to serve out his sentence this time.

Bismarck Tribune, 10/3/1884
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John LaMalfa Commits Suicide at Bismarck Pen

Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 8.—John LaMalfa committed suicide in the state penitentiary here Tuesday afternoon by hanging himself to a cell door with a piece of sheeting from his cot. He had not been dead long when found by guards, who were startled at the gruesome figure hanging lifeless from the grating.

LaMalfa was about twenty years of age and this was his second attempt at suicide since he was arrested. While in the county hail at Fargo last December he unfastened the electric light globe from its socket, crushed the thin glass to bits and ate them, hoping to end his life in this manner. The man hovered between life and death for several days and finally pulled through.

He was sentenced to serve two years in the state penitentiary for grand larceny by Judge Charles A. Pollock of the district court, last December, having stolen $200 from the Orpheum theater, and he tried to carry away everything of value about the ticket office with him, thereby leaving clues as to his identity, which were followed by Sheriff Bingham.

LaMalfa was traced to Grand Forks and when found there,had bedecked himself out in all the finery that his $200 could buy. He was taken to the county jail in Grand Forks and held there until morning, when men were brought from Fargo to identify him. He was then taken back to Fargo by the sheriff and awaited his trial.

LaMalfa is not married and has no friends or relatives in this part of the country. He comes from New York state, and it is believed that he had spent a number of years in a reform school there and was out on parole. He had been in Fargo but a short time and had no money or friends. He confessed to the robbery and other minor crimes, while in the Fargo jail.

Valley City Times-Record, 8/14/1913
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What is known as the Flint bridge over the James river south of the city gave way yesterday, and precipitated a threshing machine two mules and two horses to the bottom of the stream. The engine was owned by William Hathorn, and was being driven by John Frye, who jumped in time to narrowly escape death or severe injury. One of the horses belonging to Frye was killed, and the mules belonging to John McGinnis said to have been so badly injured that they will die. The mules and horses were pulled out, and the engine will be taken out by Vennum's teams.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 8/19/1886
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The 2 year old son of Hans Winess near Portland, was poisoned by eating stale canned salmon, and died.

Bismarck Tribune, 9/3/1895
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Dora, the 1-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wellhausen of Medina, came near drowning while playing around the yard with the rest of the children. She crept away from where the others were and had fallen into a pail of water when discovered by her mother.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/6/1913
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