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Bottineau, N. D., Sept. 3.—Brooding over the loss of her vocal organs following an attack of influenza last winter, Miss Bernice Clark, who had made her home with Sheriff and Mrs. Hennessey, committed suicide by hanging. She was a graduate of the University of North Dakota and last year taught in the schools of Fosston, Minnesota.

Bismarck Tribune, 9/3/1920

There was a young man living at Sims a few days ago, who has since left the town on the strong advice of his neighbors. His name was Robert Atwell, and his chief fault seemed to be that he allowed his tongue to wag too freely about citizens and their families. The habit he had got a little monotonous, and a few days ago there were ominous whispers floating around that he was to be tarred and feathered. All arrangements were made, but it was decided that if he took everything back on his knees, and left the county, he would be spared the proposed indignity. A meeting was arranged for and held in the large room of the hotel. All the surrounding country was represented. John Warn, who lives twelve miles from Sims, was on hand and presided with ability as Chairman. The proceedings were formal and well conducted. The culprit was informed that if he did not go down on his knees and apologize for all he had falsely said, he would be tarred and feathered and perhaps hung. He took it all back, and with tears in his eyes promised to leave the county. Everything was satisfactorily arranged, and a committee with power to act was instructed to see him off on the next train. Atwell has not been seen in Morton county since. He is now supposed to be on the Pacific coast..

Dickinson Press, 10/5/1889



Mandan, N. D., Oct. 2.—Soon after a farmer at Huff boarded the train, he was heard to yell loudly and he jumped from the train. The train was under headway and he turned several somersaults before righting himself. Fearing he was fatally injured or had suddenly gone insane the train was backed up three-quarters of a mile. The farmer boarded the coach again and announced he had recovered a 50 cent cap that had blown from his head. The trainmen used rather exciting and torrid language in expressing their opinion of the man who caused nearly twenty minutes' delay.

Bowbells Tribune, 10/3/1913

Ray.—The 3-year-old child of Math. Langedahl was instantly killed, another child badly injured, and Mrs. Langedahl sustained hurts such as to render her condition serious as the result of an automobile smashup near here.

Grafton.—James and Roy LeMarre, local men, narrowly escaped death when their automobile was struck and demolished by a switch engine at a crossing in this city.

Mandan.—Albert Lanterman and his son E. R. Lanterman miraculously escaped death through the overturning of their automobile recently.

Wildrose.—One child three years old was killed and Mat Sundahl and his wife and another child were seriously hurt when their automobile overturned near here. Sundahl suffered internal injuries.

All from the Hope Pioneer, 10/23/1919

A young farmer from the Lynch country is going to get into a peck of trouble if he doesn't stop shooting ducks. He has been watching the nests all summer, it is said, and shooting the little ducks almost as soon as they were able to fly.

Ward County Independent, 9/2/1909

Frank Gardner, a farmer living near Bismarck, recently had a fight with a wolf. Hearing a noise in his barn one night he went out barefoot, met the wolf coming from the barn door and struck it with a pitchfork. Then ensued a fight in which the farmer was bitten in several places and the wolf finally escaped.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 9/16/1897

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