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Washburn.—The death of little Katie Holzuk at Wilton from a gunshot wound a few days ago is said to have resulted accidentally from the discharge of a weapon in the hands of Mike Snober, an Austrian, who, it is alleged, had started out to shoot a neighbor who had incurred his enmity. The man was held to appear before the district court, a cash bold of $1,000 being secured.

Langdon Courier Democrat, 1/2/1919

Forman—Struck by an automobile which he was trying to dodge in apparent confusion, W. H. Whitlinger, 74, sustained a fractured skull which caused his death.

Cavalier County Farmers Press, 12/2/1920

Mrs. James A. Montgomery, of Bismarck, poured kerosene into a boiler full of clothes, and the stuff took fire. The flames reached the ceiling of the kitchen, but Mrs. Montgomery bravely carried the boiler outside where it could do no harm. She was severely burned, but she saved the house.

Ward County Independent, 1/20/1904

Mrs. Arthur J. Coffre of Esmond, N. D., formerly Miss Thronie Welch of Kenmare, N. D., who is known as the most fearless horsewoman in that vicinity, while riding an outlaw broncho was thrown and severely injured. The horse had thrown all the men who had attempted to ride him, but Mrs. Coffre was determined to live up to her reputation as a broncho buster and conquer the beast. She was helped to mount but the moment she was on the beast's back he started to rear and buck in a savage manner. Blood started to flow from Mrs. Coffre's mouth, but she clung on desperately for ten minutes and suddenly without warning the horse reared over backwards, breaking her neck and throwing the plucky woman to the ground, where she lay unconscious. It was first thought Mrs. Coffre was dead, but later it was learned that she was only severely injured and has a chance to recover. Riding in a side saddle was all that saved her life.

Bowbells Tribune, 10/3/1913

Bowlder Crushes Farm Hand.

Bemis.—While William Vogt and another farm hand on the Louis Gerberding farm, a mile west of here, were removing rocks, Vogt was instantly killed by a huge bowlder which fell on him. The two men had found the huge rock too large to be hauled off the field, so had dug a large hole, in which they intended to bury it. When they tried to roll the rock into the hole they were unable to move it. Vogt thereupon jumped into the hole to see what was holding the bowlder, when suddenly the earth crumbled under the stone and it rolled into the hole on top of the young man, crushing him to death almost instantly. Vogt was 27 years of age and was engaged to be married to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerberding in the spring.

Sioux County Pioneer, 1/7/1916


She Was Acquitted in District Court at Rugby by Jury Wednesday

Rugby, N. D., Feb. 3.—The jury in the case of Selma Franzen, charged with the killing of the illegitimate child of her brother, brought in a verdict Wednesday of not guilty. The state claimed that Miss Franzen stuffed cotton in the childs {sp} throat and that by such means the child was suffocated. The defense claimed that the death of the child was purely accidental. The evidence showed that the child was left in the care of Miss Franzen by the mother and that on Sunday evening the defendant fed the child and put it to bed. The child was found dead the next morning. No cause for death was visible and after a post mortem examination it was found that the child died from suffocation caused by a piece of cotton in the throat. The love of the defendant for the child showed that she was incapable of causing the death. State's Attorney Shuman and Assistant Attorney General Zuger prosecuted and L. N. Torson and E. R. Sinkler defended.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/3/1910

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