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North Dakota Farmer Acquitted of the Charge of Murder.

Hillsboro, N. D., Feb 12.—The jury in the case of Morris Gummer, who for the past week has been on trial for the murder of Theodore Olin of Minneapolis, brought in a verdict of not guilty. Gummer is a well known farmer, residing near the city. For the past few years he has been driven to desperation by the thefts of hoboes who flock to the state during harvest time. He detected Olim in the act of robbing his garden and demanded that he accompany him to the village jail. Olim started to run, when Gummer fired, killing him.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 2/17/1898


After years of failure to obtain telephone service from the North Dakota Special Telephone Co., a campaign during which he was impelled to defend himself in a number of personal assault and battery cases, Stephen Lee of Drake yesterday was assured the desired connection in an order from the state railway commission. Racial differences appear to have caused the trouble.

Bismarck Tribune, 3/4/1919

Badly Injured

Fred Murrell Nearly Killed When Struck By Falling Tree.

Mandan, N. D., Feb. 5.—Fred A Murrell was caught under a falling cottonwood tree and almost instantly killed while working near this city. Murrell and several others were chopping timber, and they were attacking an unusually big tree. It fell in a direction opposite to that expected and Murrell failed to get in the clear. His left shoulder had been crushed, one leg broken and he had internal injuries. F. P. Peirce and George Minke were also injured in the accident.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/8/1913


(Special to The Tribune)

Beulah, N. D., March 8—With his left arm broken in two places and all the ribs broken on the left side, John Ost, a farmer living about 14 miles north of there, was brought into Beulah yesterday for treatment, the result of his clothing catching in the drive belt of a gasoline engine. Ost was thrown with terrific force to the floor. His condition is serious because of his advanced age.

Bismarck Tribune, 3/8/1917

Last Thursday morning about 5, o'clock the sharp cracks of a rifle rang through our little city which aroused a few of our towns people out and upon investigation we found it to be our liveryman Fred Sinclair who was trying to play sportsman and had a coyote cornered between the barn and the windmill, but as it was Mr. Coyote had a snap in getting away from Fred although he had a close shave says 'Sy.'—Portal International.

The Cooperstown Courier, 3/5/1903

Nearly Killed.

The 12-year-old son of Andrew Peterson, who resides about a mile and a half from Ojata, is in a serious condition as a result of an accident. The boy started out to hunt wolves on horseback. When some distance from the house, the horse slipped and fell down, crushing one of the boy's legs badly and breaking the bones. The horse ran home after the accident and for several hours members of the family searched for the boy before he was found. He was badly exhausted from exposure and the loss of blood, but it is believed the boy will recover.

Cooperstown Courier, 3/16/1905

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