Died From Gas
Jamestown, Dak., June 23.—A German named Herman Grafenstein was overcome by foul gas in a well he was digging at the insane asylum this morning. He neglected to let down the test light before descending himself and when down about twenty feet he called to the men to draw him up, and when within ten feet of the top became insensible, loosed his hold and fell to the bottom of the well, seventy feet deep. The body was taken out by use of grappling hooks. He leaves a wife and two children who were dependent on his labor for support.
Bismarck Weekly Tribune, 6/27/1884