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GRAFTON, N. D., Dec. 13.—Playing that he was a "hunter man," as he had told his mother only a few minutes before, when she had questioned him as to his activities in the woodshed, where he had been enjoying himself, cost Willie McDonald, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McDonald, his life. The little fellow and his 8-year-old brother had gained possession of a shotgun which had been left loaded. The older lad discharged the shell and the full charge struck the younger fellow between the eyes and he was dead when his mother, alarmed by the shot, reached his side.

Bismarck Tribune, 12/13/1912

Grafton—While several boys were target shooting a .22 rifle was accidentally discharged, piercing the liver of Hans M. Raumin, 14, who died within five minutes.

Hope Pioneer, 1/13/1921


St. Valentine's day called forth many pretty social affairs. Among the afternoon parties Mr. Roy Logan was hosted to a group of twenty friends from 2:30 to 5. Cards were played, the record scores being made by Mrs. Max Miller and Mrs. E. V. Lahr. Hearts were plentiful in the decoration scheme of the rooms and of the five card tables where an elaborate course luncheon was served by the hostess, assisted by her sisters, Mrs. Theodore Taylor and Miss Charlotte Logan.

Bismarck Tribune, 2/15/1921

Auto Starts Something

An automobile rounding the corner of DeMers avenue and Fourth street about 11 o'clock this morning created considerable excitement. The auto was traveling north on Fourth street at a dangerous rate of speed and when it suddenly turned on DeMers avenue a horse drawing a cutter was almost struck with it. The frightened animal reared and backed the cutter into an elderly man who was crossing the street behind the rig. The old gentleman was very indignant when he picked himself up from the street and remonstrated with the driver, who was not to blame however. When all was explained to the old gentleman and the driver united in calling the auto driver names, but by that time he was safely on the Dakota side of the river.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/3/1910

A young girl of Lead City ran away from home and entered a house of ill fame because her parents wanted her to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather.

Dickinson Press, 2/18/1888

Washburn.—While wandering about on the ice covering the Missouri river, searching for his team, which he had lost in a fog, Nels Nelson, a prosperious former {sp} of Conkling, a few miles west of Washburn, fell through an air-hole Friday evening and was swept away by the swift current before two neighbors who were with him could rescue him. There is little hope that the body ever will be recovered. A son of Thomas Thompson, who, with Henry Dahl, was with Nelson at the time of the tragedy, fell into the same hole, but one foot clung to the safe ice long enough to permit his father to seize it and drag the boy to safety.

Langdon Courier Democrat, 1/2/1919

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