Away from his mother, on board train No. 6, enroute from Culbertson to Williston where he was hurrying to receive medical aid, Andrew Pfanda passed into eternity unnoticed until he had been dead for some time. With his head in his hand he had been resting wearily against the window and the two men who were attending him sat apart thinking he had dropped asleep. A passenger going thru the car noticed the peculiar appearance of his face and calling the conductor's attention to him it was found that the man was dead. Pfanda had been working with Bob Fitzsimmons crowd of bridge carpenters at Culbertson and on Tuesday was taken with a severe attack of cramps. He went to a drug store where he took a dose of Jamaica ginger without receiving relief and was later treated by a local physician. Not becoming any better he was placed in care of two of his fellow workers and placed aboard the train for Williston where he hoped to receive relief. Coroner Thomas met the train upon being notified and after an examination it was found unnecessary to hold a post-mortem examination. Dr Belyea found that the deceased undoubtedly had died from appendicitis which had developed some time ago and not being treated soon developed with fatal results. Young Pfanda lived with his mother on a homestead twenty miles north of Culbertson. She arrived here Wednesday night and her statement to Dr. Belyea confimed {sp} his diagnosis.

Williston Graphic, 8/29/1907


Alex Cummings and wife were driving home last evening met with a severe accident in being turned out of the buggy by a runaway team. They were in the neighborhood of Gus Hamel's house when the fractious animals broke away by turning suddenly from the road and breaking the tongue of the buggy. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cummings were thrown out, the former having his collar bone broken and the latter her face badly bruised. They were attended by Dr. DePuy who set the broken bone. Both remained in the city last night at the Pierce house.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 8/19/1886

Chief of Police Tom Hagen, of Minot, was iu {sp} the city yesterday and left on No. 3 for the west. A lady barber of Minot eloped a short time ago with a hack driver and Hagen found that they had been in this city on their way west. He is following them and will no doubt take them back to Minot with him.

Williston Graphic, 7/26/1906

Minot Elopers Are in Custody

Helena, July 26. An eloping couple from Minot, N.D., were arrested in this city Tuesday night on advices received from the chief of police at Minot, T. E. Hagan. Mr. Hagan arrived in the city today with a warrant for the couple's arrest, sworn to by the husband of the woman, Eanyor Muhs. Mr. Muhs wants his wife brought back and the man who stole her affections, J. Cavanaugh, thrown into jail, but the woman declares she will not go back without requisition papers unless Cavanaugh is allowed to go free. If he is allowed his liberty, she says she will return willingly; otherwise she will put up a fight. The couple have been in Helena four days, coming here from Boulder hot springs. Accompanying them is the adopted child of Mr. and Mrs. Muhs, not more than 5 years old.

Cavanaugh was formerly a passenger brakeman on the Northern Pacific. Some time ago he quit the road and went to work in Minot for Muhs, who conducts a livery stable at the place and is the owner of a ranch not too far from Minot. He is well-to-do and prosperous. Six years ago he married his run-away wife, who up to that time had followed the occupation of a barber. She also is prosperous and has a bank account of her own. It is said the married life of the Muhses was not that one long dream of bliss which they auticipated {sp} but there was no outbreak until Cavanaugh appeared on the scene. He drove for Mr. Muhs at the livery stable, and before long had become acquanited with MRs. Muhs and the couple became warm friends. Cavanaugh was discharged and soon left Minot.

Two weeks ago Mrs. Muhs announced she was not in the best of health and was going to Boulder hot springs to recuperate. Mr. Muhs became suspicious and found that at Williston she had been joined by Cavanaugh, the couple going from there to the springs, where they remained some time, and then came on to Helena.

Helena, Mont., July 18—J Cavanaugh, formerly employed as a hack driver at Minot, N.D., who was arrested here on a charge of eloping with another man's wife, was released today after signing an agreement that he would never set foor on Minot soil.

Cavanaugh ran away with the wife of a Minot citizen several days ago, it is alleged. The matter was referred to Chef {SP} of police Hagen, who came to this city Wednesday. The Chief found the couple and the man was put under arrest.

Later the husband of the woman arrived in the city and after Cavanaugh had promised never to return to Minot, he was released.

This is the eloping couple mentioned in last week's Graphic but as no arrests had been made at the time the names were withheld.

Williston Graphic, 8/2/1906


(From our special correspondent.)

Rumor has it that a few of our citizens have organized an "Anti-swear club." Every one using a profane word in the presence of another forfeits a quarter. The money thus received is to furnish the club with tobacco and cigars. Chas Murphy will appreciate your vote for president of the club, so we are informed.

Williston Graphic, 8/15/1907

Pollock, S.D.—Alice Louise, the 4-year-old daughter of Clarence Slatter, living near here, was burned to death in a barn which was accidentally set on fire by an elder brother while the two children were playing with matches.

Valley City Times-Record, 8/14/1913

Albert Miller of Cando jumped off a haystack onto a pitchfork handle and cannot live.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/27/1894


Jamestown, N.D., Aug 20—A baby girl was found in the bushes near a residence on North Fifth avenue last night by a young couple who were out walking. The baby was well dressed and was wrapped in a blue blanket. It was taken to Trinity hospital. Physicians said they thought the baby was three or four months old. There was no clue to indicate the parents of the baby.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/20/1921


Man Mangled By Train at Eckelson

Stranger in State Ground to Death Under Cars Of Train Saturday.

Porter Hussan, of Muncie, Indiana, was horribly mangled and killed Saturday afternoon at Eckelson, when he was run over by a west bound freight train.

Hussan, who it appears, from papers found on him, was in the state for the harvest season, attempted to board the train about two o'clock in the afternoon, just as it was about to pull out of Eckelson.

As he attempted to swing himself onto the cars his hand slipped and his body swung under the wheels. The body was dragged for several hundred feet, and before the train could be stopped was horribly ground and mangled.

Relatives of the man at Muncie, have been notified, and it is probably the body will be returned there for burial. It is said that he had a brother with him on the trip, but this report could not be verified.

Valley City Times-Record, 8/7/1913