Mott, N. D., Oct. 15.—Caught in the reins and dragged to death was the untoward fate of Leland Stebner, the twelve-year-old nephew of Mrs. A. W. Elliott, who lives four miles north of Regent. The Stebners make their home with the Elliotts and the pony was grazing in the yard saddled and bridled when the little fellow went up to it. The pony started to run, the dragging bridle reins caught the lad's foot, entangling more and more as the animal's speed increased. The aunt in the excitement ran across the field but was unable to catch the animal. When the boy was finally taken from the entangled bridle reins he was still living but his head was so severely battered that death followed.

Bowbells Tribune, 10/16/1914


Velva, Oct. 30.—Ed. Young, aged 35, single, was accidentally shot in the back this afternoon by George Havlen, aged 17, three miles south of here while shooting chickens, and died within one mile of the city while being rushed here for medical treatment.

Havlen is not known very well here, as he arrived but a few days ago to be Young's guest. They went out into the fields to hunt, and about noon were strolling along, Young in the lead and Havlen following. Without warning Havlen's gun was discharged, the charge striking Young full in the back. When Havlen saw what happened he immediately gave the alarm at a neighboring farm house. Young was placed in a wagon for the purpose of bringing him to town for medical attention. He died, however, before those in charge could reach the city.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 11/6/1913

Man at Devils Lake Fails To Go To Jail

Devils Lake, N. D., Oct. 18.—A man, thought to be demented, attempted to go to jail in this city, but was refused admittance to the cells of the bastile by the authorities. It seems that the fellow came from Doyon on request of the authorities there who gave him a ticket to this city and told him that they thought good cold weather quarters could be obtained from the sheriff of Ramsey county. Failing with the sheriff, the man next sought free board and lodging in the city bastile, but was again disappointed in his efforts to secure a home.

An effort to buy the man a ticket and ship him to Grand Forks failed, as the fellow disappeared before train time. He is being cared for by the Salvation Army and his mental condition may be investigated.

Grand Forks Herald, 10/18/1919


Mrs. Robert Evans was quite badly injured last Friday when one of the driving horses became obstreperous. In jumping from the buggy, her ankle was badly sprained, but she is recovering.

Ward County Independent, 9/2/1909

Hugh, the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gard, came within an ace of losing his life on Monday afternoon when he and another kid, thinking to have a little fun and not realizing their danger, lighted several matches and dropped them down the mount of a large gasoline tank brought to town a short time before by Jack Emerson and left at the rear of T. O. Hunter's store to be refilled. Luckily there was no gasoline in the tank, but the gas that had accumulated in the tank at once caused an explosion when brought in contact with the lighted match, throwing young Gard from the wagon to the ground, on which he struck on his face in such a manner as to burst a blood vessel high up on his cheek, but not injuring him at all permanently. His face bled freely and from his shrieks heard for several blocks around many were led to the belief that he had received serious injury. He was taken into the Krueger drug store, where the flow of blood was soon stopped and the kid was sent home somewhat wiser than before he monkeyed with the gasoline tank. The sound of the explosion was heard all over town and resulted in tearing the bottom out of the tank.

Bowbells Tribune, 10/21/1910

Sheriff Lee Held Up.

A Minot telegram says that Sheriff Lee was held up near Burlington on Tuesday, and the would-be hold-up is now in the county jail, under $500 bonds. The sheriff, with Captain William White, was speeding in an automobile when a man with a gun got in the middle of the road and cried to the sheriff to stop. "Stop that machine or I'll blow your brains out," said the man. Le stopped the machine, turned around and went to Burlington. There he procured a team and a gun and hastened back. The man gave himself up without resistance and explained his actions by stating that he was prejudiced against automobiles. He gave his name as Hamilton.

Bowbells Tribune, 9/28/1906

Mandan.—Stricken with paralysis from which he is not expected to recover, Albert Brooks, aged 72, confessed here to the murder of his wife 25 years ago at Columbus, Ohio, when during a quarrel he struck her across the breast with a heavy piece of iron. He immediately fled and has been a wanderer about the country until near the time of his present illness.

The Hope Pioneer, 10/23/1919

Bennie Carroll, 12 years, today is in a hospital at Hettinger suffering from a wound caused by a bullet that penetrated his abdomen and punctured his intestines. The bullet that lodged in the boy's body first passed through the body of a dog, instantly killing that animal. Leonard Carroll, an older brother, had taken a rifle into the yard to shoot a dog. He shot the dog just as Bennie came out of the house. The bullet after passing through the body of the dog struck a stone, and being deflected about thirty degrees from its course, hit the boy in the abdomen.

Bowbells Tribune, 10/3/1913

A seven year old boy of Valley City was run over by a milk wagon and instantly killed.

Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 9/6/1907