Youthful Robbers.

Grand Forks—After robbing his father's safe of $260, Samuel Garber, the twelve-year-old son of Moses Garber, a grocer of 602 Walnut street, divided the plunder with Herman Langord, aged 14 years, son of Hocken Langord, 1101 Belmont, and they made preparations to depart for the Montana plains, where they expected to reside.

Before departing they made purchases amounting to $22. Two pearl-handled revolvers at $8 each, two boxes of cartridges, two pistol holders, clothing and eatables were included in the list of goods acquired.

On foor they started for Grand Forks Junction, two miles west, shooting the revolvers as they traveled along, and were captured there by Officer Doty and Moses Garber, father of one of the accused. When young Garber saw the officer he started to run and threw his revolver away. He was captured after a brief chase. Langord stood his ground.

A revolver and a pocketbook the boys had thrown away were recovered and the youths returned to the city jail.

The Hope Pioneer, 8/29/1907

Thorvald Gram, section boss for the Northern Pacific railroad at DeMores, was badly hurt when a handcar on which he was riding was struck by a passenger train. Several of the man's rbs {sp} were broken loose from his spine and his head and shoulders badly cut.

Bismarck Tribune, 4/9/1915

Dakota Woman Loses Hat.

Spokane, Wash., Aug. 27.—Mrs. M. E. Gale, wife of Dr. Gale of Oakes, N.D., who, with her husband, stopped here to visit friends, suffered a peculiar mishap. While chatting with her husband and some acquaintances in a cigar store she drew too near a cigar lighter and ignited her hat, a straw and chiffon creation. It became a mass of flames and was torn from her head by her husband and thrown into the street, but not before her hair had been singed and her face and neck slightly burned.

The Hope Pioneer, 8/29/1912

Mary Kicks Up an Awful Row With Baggageman and Is Jailed; An Old Offender

"Mary from Minot" tore things loose at the Great Northern railway depot late Wednesday afternoon.

She blew into town from Fargo on the Northern Pacific, and stopped at East Grand Forks i ntransit {sp}. As a consequence when she arrived at the Great Northern depot she was lit up with a 500 candle power illumination.

She wanted a trunk. She didn't have any check for same, but was going to have one anyway or know the reason why. When no trunk was forthcoming she announced her intention of cleaning up the force in the baggage room.

Mary is a husky female, and before long she had the entire force of baggage smashers climbing the walls for safety. The agent heard the rumpus and cautiously looked in the door. Then he turned a riot call into the police station.

Several cops hurried to the scene and finally managed to corral Mary, who they recognized as an old friend. She was kept at the police station all night and this morning was tenderly placed on board a train bound for the Magic City.

Mary has been arrested here on several occasions.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 8/28/1913

† Ed: At the time, North Dakota was a dry state, but Minnesota (where East Grand Forks is situated) was still 'wet', so the implication is that when the train stopped in EGF, Mary got off and got very drunk before riding the train over the river into Grand Forks.


Wheel, Taken From in Front of Y.M.C.A., Discovered at Columbia Pool Hall

The bicycle, stolen Tuesday from James Purcell, son of R. J. Purcell, city justice, from in front of the Y.M.C.A. building, was recovered late Wednesday at the Columbia pool hall on DeMers avenue.

No clue was found to the identify of the thief, the wheel apparently having been merely left standing in front of the place.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 8/28/1913


Joseph Gregor, a farmer living near McLeod, was arrested on complaint of his wife charging him with threatening to kill his family. He was arrested and the case set for a later date, but without returning to his home he purchased a revolver and shot himself in the head, causing instant death. He had been drinking.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 8/30/1906

Olaf Jacobson, a farmer living five miles northwest of Fargo, committed suicide in a sensational manner. He had been ill several weeks and had started with Mrs. Jacobson for Hendrum, Minn., to consult a physician. After they had crossed the bridge over the Red river Jacobson sprang from the center of the buggy, ran back to the center of the bridge and jumped over the railing into the river. His body sank immediately. He left five children.

Ward County Independent, 6/15/1911

Three People Hae {sp} Narrow Escape From Drowning At New England.

NEW ENGLAND, N. D., July 26.—There was one very narrow escape from drowning at this place. The Felix brothers, who live about six miles south of town, accompanied by Miss Johnson, attempted to cross the bridge over the Cannon Ball. The team walked off the approach to the bridge and the whole party was carried down stream. The boys and the team made their escape by swimming but Miss Johnson stayed with the wagon box and floated down until the box lodged on a wire fence. Constantine Murphy swam the river from the New England side and held the wagon box until the lady was carried to shore with the help of a saddle horse.

Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 7/26/1912

Last Friday evening when Mrs. A. J. McDonald and daughter were returning home to Poplar Grove after spending the day in the city shopping, the pin holding the whiffle tree came out and the pole dropped out of the neck yoke, frightening the team, throwing the occupants out of the buggy, the team running down Fourth street with the buggy upside down, until they struck a mail box at the corner of Kelly and Fourth, where the team broke away from the buggy. Mrs. McDonald and daughter were picked up and taken to a house near by where a physician was called and it was found that Mrs. McDonald's collar bone had been broken, her face and arms cut and she was quite badly shaken up. Miss McDonald received only a few scratches about the face and arms.

Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 8/5/1910