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Thomas Bennett, who had his leg broken a few days ago in a mine at Deadwood, S. D., died of lockjaw the other morning.

The Hope Pioneer, 9/19/1890


Lakota, Sept. 3.—Chris Levents, 35 year old harvest hand from Fairbault, Minn., is expected to die from a gunshot wound in his back received while he resisted two hold up men in a box car in the Great Northern yards in this city last night. Levents and his pal, Leonard Bokman of Fairbault, were sleeping in the box car when the two hold up men entered and started to go through their pockets. Levents showed fight and one of the men shot him through the back, the hold up men then beating a hasty retreat. They have not yet been apprehended. Levents was taken to a hospital at Devils Lake.

Bismarck Tribune, 9/3/1920

Two little girls, Sadie Egbert and Lillie Metcalf, were drowned last week in Lake Briggs, 4 miles north of Dunseith.

Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 9/6/1907

Mrs. Barnstable's Horrible Death

Mrs. Frank Barnstable, formerly a resident of Minot, was burned in such a horrible manner at York, where she had lived for the past two years, that she died Monday at three o'clock in the afternoon. The accident took place last Friday, while Mrs. Barnstable was filling a lighted lamp, which exploded. The funeral is to be held in Minot this afternoon, the remains having been brought here from York, today. Interment will take place in the Rose Hill cemetery.

The unfortunate woman was about forty-five years of age. She is survived by her husband, and three sons, Marsh, a resident of River street, this city, Charles and James, and a small daughter, Lillian.

The deceased was a good Christian woman. For many years she was affiliated with the Christian church. About two years ago she left Minot with her family and located at York, where she since resided. It will be remembered that a son, John, died in Minot about two years ago, after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Barnstable was a member of the Ladies' Aid of this city, and that body attended the funeral in a body.

Ward County Independent, 9/2/1909


A Young Lad at Fargo Meets A Tragic Fate.

A young boy not over 17 years of age was murdered at Fargo Monday night about 10 o'clock in a car near the Milwaukee crossing, and the authorities do not know who the murderer is. The surroundings of the crime are mysterious but there is every indication that there was trouble between two or more men, as there were eight or ten bullet holes in the side of the car, and on the floor of the car there were signs of a fight.

The young man claiming to be the dead boy's partner gave his name as Walter Douglas, and says the murdered lad's name is Johnnie Quinn. He claims to have lived near Quinn in San Francisco and to have been with him since Friday last. They had been threshing together.

Douglas states that they got into the car and were sleeping when about 9 o'clock they were awakened and some man wanted to come in the car. They got out and the man got in. They thought that they would get in again and go to sleep, when the man in the car began to fire a revolver. Quinn got in the car first and Douglas afterwards. Douglas does not remember anything about the affair except that the man kept on firing until he had fired at least seven shots. Douglas says he ran to call for help at a nearby house and alarmed the police in town. There were four men sleeping in the next car who said there had been a row during the afternoon, when some seven shots had been fired. All the parties were arrested. The lad killed was fairly well educated. He did not have a cent in his pocket.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 9/16/1897

While driving out west of town last Monday we stopped at the farm of Uncle George Ganley for the purpose of taking a peep at the now famous flowing well on his premises, and found it indeed a wonder. The well was put down by C. A. Lind about six weeks ago, and at that time it was generally supposed the flow would be but temporary, the force at that time throwing water several feet over an inch pipe the top of which was four feet above the surface of the ground. The flow continues, however, and is now more than can be carried away through a five-eighths inch pipe. The water is clear and apparently pure, and a large trough into which it is conveyed is a great convenience for those living in the vicinity at which to water stock, etc. Uncle George values the well highly, and well he may.

Bowbells Tribune, 9/28/1906

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