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John Britt lost a horse by a peculiar accident Sunday. The animal was being driven, with some others, and slipped on a large piece of sheet steel. The steel was wraped {sp} into such a shape that an edge turned up from the ground; as the horse recovered its footing it kicked at the offending sheet, striking it on the edge with its foot. The cords and bone of the hind foot were severed, and the horse had to be killed.

Golden Valley Chronicle, 6/12/1914


Williston, N. D., July 16.—Fire which destroyed the barn at Johnson's ferry southeast of Williston caused total loss of an automobile and the death of two horses owned by Oliver Pippinger. Early in the evening Pippinger built a smudge to keep the mosquitoes off the horses and it is his belief that the horses stood near the fire, their tails became afire and they carried the fire into the barn.

Grand Forks Herald, 7/16/1921


Night Clerk of the Dakotah Hotel Sand Bagged and Register Looted—Carl Ferber has an Encounter With bold Highwayman and Gets his Revolver.

The highwaymen are getting bolder and bolder in Minot, a bold holdup being nothing uncommon.

Carl Ferber, the peanut man, was counting his money after a good day's business Saturday night, when a short dark complexioned fellow with a drawn 32 calibre revolver, reached over and demanded the money. Carl was quick and grabbing the fellow's wrist, turned it backwards until he was compelled to drop the gun on the floor and escaped. Mr. Ferber has the gun, a bull dog, a wicked looking fire arm.

At 2 o'clock the following morning, the Dakotah hotel was robbed of $24. Two dare devils, one supposed to be the same who made the unsuccessful attempt to rob Ferber, sand bagged the night clerk of the Dakotah hotel, while everyone was out of the office and took all the money that was in the cash register. H. E. Brown who was sitting in the office, was told by one of the men that he was wanted at once in the Great Northern Depot. He left at once and the men got in their work. The night clerk was not badly injured. Neither of the men have been apprehended by the police.

Carl Ferber states that the man who held him up Saturday was about 40 years old, a short heavy set man. Carl faced a good deal of danger in wrestling the gun from the man's grasp, but says he did it before he thot {sp}. It will be lucky for the highwaymen if someone of the gang does not get a dose of lead.

Ward County Independent, 7/20/1904

A Ward county man paid the fare of a girl from Norway, and on her arrival she married another fellow. He is endeavoring to make his lucky rival dig up.

Bowbells Tribune, 6/15/1906

Two Girls Drowned.

Canby, Minn., July 1.—While wading in a creek west of here, Velma Crooker and Lillie Thompson, both 15 years old, encountered a swift current, were swept from their feet and drowned.

Grand Forks Herald, 7/1/1919


According to C. L. Timmerman, vice president of the First National Bank of Mandan, who has just returned from a business trip to the Standing Rock Indian reservation, an Indian judge and jury rendered a remarkable decision in the case of an Indian who sued another for the alleged alienation of his wife's affections.

Mr. Timmerman says that the trial lasted for an entire week and that many witnesses were examined. After due deliberation the jury decided for the plaintiff and the judge sentenced the defendant to haul eight loads of hay. The husband, who made the charge, was ordered to haul seven loads of hay and the squaw was ordered to sit by the roadside and keep tally on the loads of hay as they passed.

An interpreter explained to Mr. Timmerman that the court, in passing sentence, took the ground that if the husband had devoted more of his attention to making the home life of his squaw pleasant the woman would not have allowed herself to be beguiled by another.

Golden Valley Chronicle, 6/6/1907

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