A Ford car was stolen last night at Sanborn Chief of Police Swanson informs us. The car belongs to John Flach, of this city and the license number is 40221. There was a dance at Sanborn last night and the Ford was stolen while this was going on.

Valley City Weekly Times-Record, 8/7/1919



A Cyclone Near Clifford Kills a Family of Five—Others Injured.

Fargo, N.D., July 24.—Reliable information has reached here of a cyclone near Clifford, in the northwestern part of Traill county, which resulted in the death of five persons in one family, and severe injuries to a man and his wife in another. Considerable damage to property is also reported.

Only Three Injured

Fargo, July 24.—Later particulars from Traill county say the house was struck and the house of a farmer named Anderson, demolished, severely injuring his wife and two children. Owing to the track of the cyclone, being a considerable distance from a telegraph station definite particulars are hard to get, but here it is not generally thought that any lives were lost.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/21/1890




Jamestown, N.D., July 16.—Clifton O. Moores, an attendant at the state hospital for the insane near Jamestown, committed suicide Thursday morning by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. He was dead when other attendants reached his room a few minutes after the shot was fired.

Moores came to the institution in 1904 and a year later was employed as an attendant; a position which he filled until the time of his death. For some time past he had been suffering with a malignant tumor of the eye and this, it is thought, may have had something to do with his killing himself.

A pathetic touch was lent to the suicide by the fact that the young man's mother had arrived on Tuesday from Saginaw, Mich., and the two had planned to leave at noon Thursday for their home. Tickets had been bought and everything was ready for departure when he fired the fatal shot.

Williston Graphic, 7/22/1909


Badly Squeezed.

Bismarck Tribune.

At 7:30 last evening while attempting to make a coupling, Charles Miner. a young brakeman, was seriously injured by the slipping of the bumpers which permitted the cars to go together with terrific force. Miner was caught and squeezed flat, and was held in his painful position until the slack of six cars permitted him to fall out. He fell across the rail and narrowly escaped having his limbs cut off. He was taken to the Lamborn hospital where Drs. Porter and Fraser attended him and made a careful examination of the injured parts. The exterior injuries were not serious, but it was discovered that one of his floating ribs had been broken and that he had sustained other internal injuries. Miner is about 26 years of age and his home is in Wisconsin.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/14/1887


Got Her Revenge.

Some time in the early part of last May Turtle-no-Head and another Indian, who belong to the Fort Berthold reservation, went out deer hunting and Turtle-no-Head accidentally shot his partner. The squaw of the dead Indian, with the natural instinct of her race, wished for revenge, and tried to get a young half-breed named O'Connor or White Elk, to kill Turtle-no-Head's squaw. O'Connor finally consented aud {sp} killed the woman by striking her on the head with an ax as she was going into her house. United States Marshal Murdock McKenzie went to Berthold last week and arrested O'Connor and the squaw who caused the murder. He returned to the city Sunday and lodged the prisoners in the county jail. They will probably have a hearing at the court house next Thursday.

Bismarck Tribune, 7/8/1890





Bismarck, N.D., July 10.—The west end of the Lonk elevator at Mandan let go Friday afternoon with a report that was heard all over town. Thousands of bushels of wheat were dumped on the ground while several thousand dollars damages was done to the building.

In making an examination to find the cause of the accident, the searchers came across the body of a man under the wheat. It was at first thought that he could be revived, but all efforts were in vain.

A card from an employment agency on the body showed that he had shipped from Duluth for Richardton, N.D., recently and gave the man's name as J. Kelly. Physicians say Kelly had recently been under the influence of liquor.

The body is being held pending word from the Duluth police department.

Williston Graphic, 7/15/1909


A Meteoric Shower.

The Sandborn Enterprise in a former issue made mention of "mud balls" which fell with hail during the storm on the night of July 6th. The Enterprises says it was erroneously informed as to the substance of which three remarkable globules are composed, the coating of soil taken on when they struck the ground evidently misleading our informant. Our friend, Emil Djuberg, has kindly presented to us a handful of these stones, evidently of meteoric origin. They range in size from a small pea to an inch in diameter, and in appearance resemble iron bullets, only that they have an irregular surface bery much like that of a sycamore ball. Our theory is that an aerolite or meteoric stone in a semi-molten state was precipitated into the storm cloud and at the moment of contact an explosion occurred, scattering the aerolite into fragments, which being instantly cooled, gave them the spherical form as of molten iron dropped into water. So far as we have been able to definitely trace it the phenomenon is confined to one section, or more accurately, to a quarter section of land, although rumor has it that other places in the storm's path received a shower of this novel "hail." On the farm of Alfred Andserson the morning after the storm the ground was covered with these extraordinary and mysterious arrivals from space, the lighter ones lying on the surface, the heavier ones imbedded an inch or two in the plowed g5round, the holes plainly indicating where they were to be found, a dozen or more in a space of a foot square. On breaking one open a small, hard centre is found to be the nucleus upon which the outer portion has been deposited or formed, the whole, in substance and weight, resembling iron-ore. Verily, it was a strange freak of nature.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/31/1890


Jim Keegan, a local character, was arrested upon complaint of J. H. Tompkins, charged with resorting to a room over the postoffice with a young girl for immoral purposes.

Ward County Independent, 6/8/1911


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Strong, of Black, reached Villard, last evening in search of their son Al, a boy about sixteen years of age, who left home suddenly and mysteriously yesterday. For the past few weeks the boy had been working at Minot for Waldref Bros., in the brick yard. He was at minot during the stay of Taylor's "praying band," and was a constant visitor at the camp meeting, during which, it seems, that Mr. Taylor obtained an undue influence over the boy, and completely "turned his head," by the constant exhortations for him to join the army of "solid Multoons," and inviting him to attend the proposed great camp meeting in Jamestown, for which place it is supposed the boy has struck out. Mr. and Mrs. Strong are extremely lenient and kind to their children, and Al has never had the least greivance to complain of. His visits at the camp meeting simply inspired him with develish {sp} notions instead of Christian love, and boy-like he allowed the worst impulses to control him. If Bro. Taylor's religious teaching has this influence over the youth of the country we would advise him to resign the ministry and engage in some honorable pursuit.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/14/1887

The action of malicious individuals who carved the ropes and cut a hole in Rev. B. S. Taylor's tent last week caused the greatest indignation among our citizens, and relief, so far as damage is concerned, was forthcoming. This is the meanest and most contemptible outrage possible for any set of cowardly curs to commit, and it would be no surprise to us and simply and act of justice, if the guilty parties, when discovered, are strung up to a telegraph pole to die the death of the dogs they are.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 7/14/1887