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Swiped a Trunk.

Theodore Ness, the man who came down off the branch line and appropriated a trunk belonging to a lady who also came down on the same train, has had his hearing and after serving twenty-five days in jail, paying the cost of his arrest and hearing, and making settlement with the lady, he probably will be glad to go to his claim and enjoy the freedom of an American citizen. Mrs. Thresa Estervaag, the owner of the trunk, lives here, and when she boarded the train at a blind siding up the road, she was unable to get a check for her trunk, so Mr. Ness, being a rather foxy individual, proceeded to have her trunk crecked {sp} to Williston, and took it out to his claim, where he was enjoying the use of bedclothes found inside after he had sawed off the lock. Sheriff Ely had a thirty mile ride in order to find his man and after he had arrived at Williston, but he very calmly admitted that the trunk in question, was the one he had appropriated, and accompanied Mr. Ely back to Rugby. He will be taken to Devils Lake to serve his time.—Rugby Tribune.

Ward County Independent, 1/16/1908

C. H. Grinacher, an east side clerk, has been arrested in Grand Forks, for impersonating an officer. On one occasion, he represented himself as a sheriff, took a cow from a widow, claiming to do it under execution, sold it and pocketed the money.

Bismarck Tribune, 11/3/1893

Not withstanding the fact that cuspidors are provided in the waiting room of the depot, some human hogs make a practice of spitting tobacco juice profusely about the floors, and last night one hog, more hoggish than his fellows, went into the ladies waiting room and spat upon the rug. Some rigorous prosecutions of the persons who have no appreciation of a handsome building except as a place to carry out their filthy practices would be an excellent tonic for decency.

Bismarck Tribune, 12/20/1901

Autos in the south end of the county, according to the Calio News have frequently found it necessary to add an additional two horse power to their driving capacity in order to surmount the obstacle of the heavy fall of snow within the past couple of weeks. The extra two horse power, however, requires oats as fuel instead of gasoline.

Langdon Courier Democrat, 1/2/1919

Bowbells Teacher Dies Suddenly.

Miss Magie {sp} Gorman Became Ill Suddenly At Her School, And Died Within Twenty-Four Hours.

Miss Maggie Gorman, daughter of Martin Gorman, a prominent farmer living a mile from Bowbells, died Tuesday morning, after an illness of twenty-four hours.

She had gone to her school Monday morning, two miles from Bowbells and started to kindle the fire. As the day was stormy, the only pupil who had arrived was a little girl. The teacher became ill suddenly, and told the child not to leave her. At that she fainted and when the little girl saw the mail man approaching some time later, notified him. Miss Gorman was taken to her home, but she died without regaining consciousness, Tuesday morning. She was very popular and many in Minot were well acquainted with her.

Ward County Independent, 1/26/1911

Sanish—The ice broke and a car carrying John Goodall, his wife and child, sank in 10 feet of water in the Missouri river. It went down slowly enough to enable the occupants to escape.

Sioux County Pioneer, 1/13/1921

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