Two Italian laborers were fatally stabbed at Fargo Thursday night of last week. It is thought that it was the work of the Black Hand.

Devils Lake Inter=Ocean, 9/6/1907


Math Poos Writes the Intependent Saying the Article Stating he Was a Pigger Was not Ture {sp}

The Independent last week stated that Math Poos conducted a blind pig near Glenburn and when it stated this, it did so, believing this to have been a fact for no less than half a dozen of the influential citizens of Glenburn visited this office and requested this paper to make a statement. We are in receipt of a letter from Mr. Poos which denies the fact that he was a dispenser of the wet goods and taking his word for it, we make the retraction, not caring to go to the trouble of making further investigation. It was not the intention of the Independent to do Mr. Poos an injustice and it hopes that he is the good man he says he is.

Ward County Independent, 8/19/1903

Poos Has Narrow Escape

Math Poos, a coal hauler, came near being run over by the Soo train Saturday afternoon at the main street crossing. The passenger trains have been in the habit of pulling past the crossing at full speed, and the engineer does not even take the trouble to whistle. Many people have had very narrow escapes and we would not be surprised to have to chronicle at any time some horrible accident. Mr. Poos managed to stop his team, but the tongue of the wagon was broken.

Ward County Independent, 11/4/1903

Math Poos, who was nearly killed near the G. N. depot some weeks ago, informs the Independent that he will bring suit against the company for $5,000.

Ward County Independent, 2/15/1906

Math Poos, until a day or so ago, scavanger {sp} of the city of Minot, has gotten into a peck of trouble, all on account of his butting in proclivities. Math was cleaning the refuse from the alley back of Mrs. Dena Helgeson's millinery store, and chanced to find several boxes of hats and other millinery, which Mrs. Helgeson had just received from the east, but which she had not yet time to unpack. She informed Poos that the boxes contained freight, but he did not seem to understand, and when she was away, loaded them onto his wagon and hauled them to the dump. Up to this writing Mrs. Helgeson has not been able to find her millinery and it is supposed that it has been burned. She will no doubt take some action against Poos, as her loss is considerable.

Ward County Independent, 9/2/1909


John Sime, a prominent farmer of Grand Forks county, was crushed to death Wednesday of last week, by reason of being caught between a threshing engine and a self feeder.

Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 9/6/1907

Palmer Patches Up Troubles With Wife No. 1; Back to Fort

Beach, N. D., Aug. 29.—Bernard Palmer, who was brought back to Beach by wife No. 1, when she discovered that Mr. Palmer was supporting an alleged No. 2 at Peoria, Ill., has returned to Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is in the United States army. He has patched things up with the local Mrs. Palmer, and if the one located in Peoria is satisfied, Bernard will be permitted to serve out his enlistment.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/29/1917


After receiving a deep cut extending halfway around his body from a disc, Martin Knoll, 13-year-old son of Henry Knoll, a farmer living northwest of St. Anthony, walked to his home nearly a mile away.

A four-horse team which he was driving ran away and the disc passed over the boy's body. A long cut extending around his abdomen was so deep that the boy's ribs, heart and lungs, were clearly visible. No bones were broken and no large arteries were cut.

The boy was taken from his home to the Deaconness hospital in Mandan. He remained conscious through the entire accident and during the trip to the hospital.

Bismarck Tribune, 9/3/1920

Boiler Explosions.

At Lisbon Monday a threshing engine belonging to F. W. Barre blew up, killing one man, seriously hurting Tom Barre and three others. The dead man was blown 150 feet, his head and one arm being torn from the body.

Tuesday at Rolla the boiler of Messer & Dumoresqu's threshing rig was blown to pieces, killing a boy 14 years old and Joseph Dumoresqu, badly wounding a man named Peter Portugee and putting out the eye of James Dreever. Portugee may recover. A piece of the boiler weighing 1,000 pounds was carried 300 feet into the air and dropped ten rods away. The boiler was an old one.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 9/16/1897

Warm Reception to Uninvited Guest

Frank Carter, a farmer living north of the city, was in town Friday looking for farm laborers. In the evening a laborer hired out to him and told him he could get others who were camping near the water tank west of town. The two drove out there, and coming to a bunch of fellows who were indulging in the amber fluid that made Milwaukee famous, the two dismounted and began to help themselves. The gentleman who was acting as host to the reception party took umbrage at the liberty assumed by the uninvited guests and proceeded to "maul the tar" out of Carter, which he succeeded in doing with neatness and dispatch. When the row began, the team took fright and ran away, but was caught by John VanLiew and tied to a telegraph pole. Carter was brought to town pretty badly used up, and the reported was soon current that he had been held up by road agents, badly mauled and his team stolen. Officer McBeth went out and heard the story of the men whose pleasure Carter had interrupted, and going on a little farther found the team and brought it to town. No arrests were made.

Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 9/14/1906

Leeds.—Crazed by grief at the sudden death of her 10-year-old daughter, Mrs. J. C. Morkert of this city suicided by drowning.

Sioux County Pioneer, 7/17/1919