Crushed in a Well
Tuesday afternoon a man whose name has not been learned, was fatally crushed while digging a well near New Salem, west of the Missouri river. He was in the bottom of the well and his wife, together with a neighboring woman, was hauling up the material in buckets. The unlucky man placed a large stone in the bucket, and the women were hauling it from below when it fell, striking the unwarned man on the head. A doctor was immediately sent for but no hopes for recovery were entertained.
Bismarck Tribune, 6/20/1884