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Math Poos Writes the Intependent Saying the Article Stating he Was a Pigger Was not Ture {sp}

The Independent last week stated that Math Poos conducted a blind pig near Glenburn and when it stated this, it did so, believing this to have been a fact for no less than half a dozen of the influential citizens of Glenburn visited this office and requested this paper to make a statement. We are in receipt of a letter from Mr. Poos which denies the fact that he was a dispenser of the wet goods and taking his word for it, we make the retraction, not caring to go to the trouble of making further investigation. It was not the intention of the Independent to do Mr. Poos an injustice and it hopes that he is the good man he says he is.

Ward County Independent, 8/19/1903

Poos Has Narrow Escape

Math Poos, a coal hauler, came near being run over by the Soo train Saturday afternoon at the main street crossing. The passenger trains have been in the habit of pulling past the crossing at full speed, and the engineer does not even take the trouble to whistle. Many people have had very narrow escapes and we would not be surprised to have to chronicle at any time some horrible accident. Mr. Poos managed to stop his team, but the tongue of the wagon was broken.

Ward County Independent, 11/4/1903

Math Poos, who was nearly killed near the G. N. depot some weeks ago, informs the Independent that he will bring suit against the company for $5,000.

Ward County Independent, 2/15/1906

Math Poos, until a day or so ago, scavanger {sp} of the city of Minot, has gotten into a peck of trouble, all on account of his butting in proclivities. Math was cleaning the refuse from the alley back of Mrs. Dena Helgeson's millinery store, and chanced to find several boxes of hats and other millinery, which Mrs. Helgeson had just received from the east, but which she had not yet time to unpack. She informed Poos that the boxes contained freight, but he did not seem to understand, and when she was away, loaded them onto his wagon and hauled them to the dump. Up to this writing Mrs. Helgeson has not been able to find her millinery and it is supposed that it has been burned. She will no doubt take some action against Poos, as her loss is considerable.

Ward County Independent, 9/2/1909

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Posted 09/18/2017