His Head Severed From His Body.
Des Moines, Aug. 1—The 12-year-old son of Capt. Bass, a farmer living near Waverly was driving a team attached to a mowing machine when the machine struck an obstruction, throwing the boy off the seat. He fell in front of the machine and before he could make the slightest effort to save himself the sharp teeth of the sickle had severed his head from his body.
Bismarck Weekly Tribune, 8/9/1889