A man about 65 years old named E T Church, having gone several miles with an ox team for wood, was overtaken by the darkness of the night up near Esler's ranch Thursday evening. He unhitched his team and turned the oxen loose, starting on foot thinking he could reach home the sooner in that way, but he became bewildered and though he passed near his house did not see it. Finally lost and exhausted he laid down on the prairie in the snow where he was found about nine o'clock the next morning almost dead, his hands and feet being frozen, and he unconscious. At last report he was in a very precarious condition, having lain exposed to the cold all night, and the wonder is that he survived until morning.
Jamestown Alert, 1/19/1883