An Unknown Tramp Killed
Wednesday morning a special train went east over the Great Northern, and it is said that a large number of tramps were stealing their ride on the iron rods beneath the cars. When No. 3 came along after passing the special, the body of a man badly mangled was found lying beside the track near Wheelock, about 20 miles east of Williston. The body was brought back into Williston on No. 3. There was nothing on the body by which the man could be identified, and it is supposed he was one of the tramps stealing a ride on the east-bound special, and by some means lost his hold on the rods and fell off, meeting a sudden and horrible death.
Williston Graphic, 6/12/1896