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  • DAY
  • RUGG
    The Farmers Leader and Gascoyne Gazette, 3 Jan 1918. p 5 col 2
    Abe Abrahamson was in town Tuesday seeking the services of a physician.  
    Last Monday while engaged in mining coal at the mine near Swartwood 
    in company with J. H. Day, and Earl and Victor Rugg, he was the victim of an explosion, 
    blowing him up against the side of the coal bank and breaking his arm just 
    below the elbow.  Mr. Day and Mr. Abrahamson were both preparing a shot, 
    and Mr. Day thinking they were both ready to "shoot" touched off his fuse 
    before Mr. Abrahamson was ready.  They all went to the clear and after the 
    explosion returned.  It seems that the fuse that Mr. Abrahamson had attached 
    to his shot was lighted by the explosion of the first shot and just as he had got up 
    to where he had placed the powder - the explosion occurred, with the above 
    mentioned results.  In addition Mr. Rugg received a severely cut nose, but fortunately 
    the glasses he was wearing were not broken.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 19 July 1916, p 5 col 2
    July 15, 1916
    Notice is hereby given that my wife, Paulenna Anderson has left my bed and board 
    without just cause or provocation and notice is hereby given that I will not be responsible 
    for any debts or bills contracted by her.
    P. O. Anderson
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 15 May 1919, p 1 col 3
    Canadian War Veteran Here
    Gordon Atkins Saw Over Three Years of War Service and Came Through Unharmed
    To have spent over three years and a half at the war front engaged in all manner 
    of dangerous war work, and to come out of the fracas unscratched is a singular 
    experience, and one that few men have had, but that is the record of Gordon Atkins, 
    brother of Postmaster F. W. Atkins of Bowman, who is visiting with his brother 
    this week.
    Mr. Atkins enlisted early in the spring of 1915 in the 2nd Canadian Inf. Bn. and went 
    to Europe after a short period of training in Canada, landing there about the first 
    of May of that year.  He went into active service upon arriving in France and kept it 
    up constantly until being discharged in March of this year.
    For ten months of Mr. Atkin's service in France he was a machine gunner, and 
    in his work in this connection he had some very narrow escapes, but fortunately 
    came through unharmed.  Taking into consideration the fact that a machine gunner 
    on the average lasts only a few minutes in action before he is mowed down, 
    his record of ten months in that branch of the service is extraordinary.
    He was sent to the hospital at different times to recuperate from the rheumatism, 
    which came on him because of his constant contact with sever climatic conditions,
    but aside from that his health was good throughout his entire stay in France.
    He expressed a desire to have remained in France and England, believing 
    both countries to have some splendid qualities, but the immensity of rain really 
    spoiled all the good points they had to offer.
    Mr. Atkins will visit for a few days with his brother in Bowman before going to 
    California to be with his parents, they having moved there since he has been 
    in Europe.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 14 Aug 1919, p 1, col 6
    Fay Ballard Severely Hurt in a Run-away
    Fay Ballard, the 11 (may be 14? -an) year old son of Homer Ballard received some rather serious bruises 
    Wednesday afternoon when Townley and Laredo(?), his dad's spirited team which he was driving to a load of lumber(?)  
    became frightened and started off with a jump.  The wagon tipped over, throwing Fay under the wheels where his face 
    was badly bruised and his ear split open, and one side of his body severely lacerated.  He was taken home at once 
    and received the attention of Dr. Notting(?).  While Fay is badly bruised and scarred he is not injured seriously.
    The reach(?) of the wagon must have broken as soon as the wagon tipped over for which Townley Lamcke(?) entered 
    main street at a regular (? cannot read- an) clip only the front wheels of the wagon were with them.
    Homer says Fay has an appearance similar to that of the old gang after they go through trying to Drive Townley and 
    Lamcke(?).  [original is faint and difficult to read- an]
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 2 Oct 1919, p 7, col 5
    W. F. Beckman who lives north of Bowman received word this week that a car in which three 
    of his brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law were riding near Redwood Falls Minn 
    had a speedy collision with another car.  They were struck from such an angle that one 
    of the brothers-in-law and the sister-in-law were instantly killed and all other occupants 
    of the car were seriously injured, and were taken to a hospital.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

  • CADY
    Gascoyne Gazette,  14 Jun 1916, p 5, col 1
    Mrs. Arthur Cady and children arrived home last Friday from an extended visit with relatives 
    and friends at Olivia, Minn.  They were accompanied home by Mrs. Cady's sister, Miss Laura Hankel.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 16 Feb 1916, p 5 col 2 
    Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Davidson returned home from Amery, Wis., last Wednesday 
    where they were called several weeks ago on account of the death of Mr. Davidson's brother.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 16 Jan 1919, p 1 col 3
    Baby Boy Freezes On Door Step
    Once again we are appraised of the mother who goes off calling leaving her infant alone in the house.  
    Last Monday evening Mrs. Theodore Deletzhe put her baby George asleep, tucked the little tot in bed, 
    and left the house.  During her absence George awakened, crawled out of doors, dressed 
    only in his "nightie."  When Mrs. Deletzke returned she found her baby lying on the back steps 
    in an unconscious condition, his little legs and arms frozen almost stiff.  A doctor was called, 
    but not until 9:00 o'clock the next morning did George show any signs of consciousness.  
    He is still in a critical condition and not much hope is entertained for his recovery.  
    The Belfield [North Dakota] Times.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 5 Jun 1919, p 4 Col 4
    Henry English is Committed to Asylum
    Henry English of Buena Vista township was brought before the Insanity Board Thursday for examination.  
    His condition was found rather serious, and commitment to the Asylum was ordered.  At the time of his 
    examination by the board on Thursday, hope was held out that his condition was temporary, but it became 
    worse during his temporary confinement at the county jail, and took on the appearance of permanency.  
    He was taken to Jamestown, Monday evening by temporary Warden of the Penitentiary Smith of Bismarck.
    Mr. English is a prosperous farmer of Buena Vista township, and is very well thought of by his many friends 
    and neighbors who regret the misfortune that has befallen him.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 9 Jan 1919, p 4 col 3
    Citation Hearing Petition for Appointment of Administrator
    In the Matter of the Estate of Mrs. Mina Fasting, deceased, Paul Fasting Petitioner
    Melvin Fasting, Ludvig Fasting and Mrs. Mary Knutson, Respondents
    You, and each of you, are hereby notified that the above named petitioner herein, 
    has filed in this Court his petition praying that the [?] of administration upon the estate 
    of Mina Fasting Inte[? of the Township of 131-100 in the County of Bowman and 
    State of North Dakota, deceased, be granted to Paul Fasting and that the said petition 
    will be heard and considered by this Court on the 17th day of February 1919.
    [more legalese is in the notice, but the above documents the persons involved-an]
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 6 Mar 1919, p 4 col 1
    Mrs. Ole Femrite was called away last week receiving a message that her father had died.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 4 Sep 1919, p 5, col 3
    To Royal Neighbors
    At this months session of the board of supreme managers the proofs in the claim on the death 
    of neighbor Eva E. Gallagher of Twin Butte Camp 5751 Bowman N. D. were passed upon and 
    the claim was allowed in full.
    Age of death 32 years 2 months 14 days duration of membership 9 years 11 months 19 days 
    amount Benefit Certificate $1,000.00.
    Paid into: Benefit fund $46
    This shows the prompt payment and the low assessment rates of the Royal Neighbors of America.  
    The supreme recorder Cada M. Carlson sends her sympathy to the bereaved ones in their home 
    of sorrow.
    Minnie Bankey "Recorder"
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 29 Mar 1916, p 5, col 2
    A surprise party was given at the M. H. Gesaman home, southest of Gascoyne, 
    in honor of Miss Helen Gesaman, who left on Tuesday morning for Hinsdale, Mont., 
    where she will reside on her claim near the above place and teach school this summer. 
    A very pleasant evening was spent by those present.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 23 Feb 1916, p 5, col 2
    Mrs. H. E. Goettsch, of Renwick, Iowa, arrived here on Saturday for a visit 
    with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jagim who reside east of town.  
    She was accompanied by her sister Miss Lillian Jagim who has been visiting 
    relatives at Keystone, Iowa.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 1 Mar 1916, p 5 col 3
    A Bad Accident
    John Gunther has narrow escape when shotgun shell explodes
    John Gunther who has been working for Max Fischbein, was badly injured 
    last Thursday while on his way over town from Mr. Fischbein's place.  
    He picked up an old shotgun shell and began cutting the cap with his knife 
    which caused the shell to explode, blowing the powder into his face and eyes.  
    One eye was quite badly injured.
    He was taken down to the depot and put aboard No. 92, the way freight 
    which luckily was late, and went to Reeder to receive medical treatment.
    It [is] hoped that his injuries are not of a permanent nature and that 
    he will soon fully recover from them.  This ought to be a lesson to others 
    not to monkey with shells by digging at them with a knife or anything 
    else that is liable to explode them.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 3 Jul 1919, p 1 col 2
    George Hanson Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Man Slaughter
    Adams County Man Who Was Tried in Bowman Last Week For Having Shot William Forbes, 
    a Neighbor Was Given Three Years By a Bowman County Jury
    After deliberating over the case of George Hanson, charged with the murder of William Forbes, 
    a neighbor, near Haynes on September 1st, 1918, for approximately thirteen hours Saturday afternoon 
    and night, the Jury finally came to an agreement, finding the defendant guilty of man slaughter 
    in the second degree, and limiting his sentence to three years.
    The jury called for the judge twice and asked that a certain paragraph in the instructions of the court be 
    explained more fully.  This was done, and after further deliberation the jury came to an agreement at 2 a.m.
    Hanson's attorneys Simpson and Jackson asked for a new trial for their client.  This will be granted 
    on the 7th of the month when Judge Hanley will return to Bowman for that purpose.  Hanson was given 
    his freedom under his original bond of three thousand dollars.
    The case took up Wednesday evening, when the greater part of the jurors were examined and continued 
    over until Saturday noon when the case went to the jury.
    There has long been ill feeling between Hanson and Forbes, they having rented land together, and farmed 
    co-operatively.  At different times little differences had arisen, and it seems that both men had threatened 
    each other with violence.  On one occasion Forbes struck Hanson, but the evidence showed that Forbes, 
    but to the contrary had Hanson had never tried to seek religiously avoided him when possible.  
    [this is verbatim from the article- an]
    On Sunday September 1st, Forbes went to Hanson's home to secure some papers concerning their business 
    affairs, at about 4:30 in the afternoon.  It was at this time that he was shot by Hanson.
    The state claimed that Hanson saw an opportunity to put Forbes out of the way without anyone to see him, 
    and so took advantage of the chance, and the defense claimed that Hanson acted in self defense, and killed 
    Forbes only when he thot it necessary to protect himself and his home.
    The prosecution was represented by attorney Garberg of Hettinger and Judge Nuckles of Mandan, 
    and the defense was represented by Leslie Simpson of Dickinson and Attorney Jackson of Hettinger.
    In making his summing up to the jury, Mr. Simpson delivered one of the most eloquent court room pleas that 
    Bowman county has heard, vividly picturing the conditions which have always justified such acts as Hanson's, 
    and carrying his listeners back across the epochs to cite them to comparative case in good repute.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 9 Jan 1919, p 4 col 4
    Notice and Citation Hearing of Final Account and Distribution of Estate
    In the matter of the estate of Elizabeth Hawks, deceased, Joseph R. Hawks Petitioner
    Minnie Bankey, Frank T. Irons, Lulu McGray, James Irons, Ena Gallagher, Ruby Berquist, 
    Leslie Irons, William Irons, Erma Irons, and Olga Irons, Respondents
    You the said above named Respondents, and each of you, are hereby notified that the final account 
    of the above-named Petitioner as the Administrator of the estate of the above named Elizabeth Hawks 
    late of the County of Bowman and State of North Dakota, deceased, has been rendered in this Court.
    [more legalese is in the notice, but the above documents the persons involved-an]
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 16 Feb 1916, p 5 col 1 
    Word was received from Beach N. D. that Mrs. Oscar Hedman, sister of Albert and Willie Anderson 
    is very ill and not expected to live.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 1 Sept 1915, p 1 col 2
    Bishop Heffron Seriously Wounded
    Head of  Winona Diocese Attached and Shot Twice by Father L. M. Lesches
    On August 27th, Father L. M. Lesches, a demented priest, attacked and 
    seriously wounded by shooting, Bishop Patrick R. Heffron.  The shooting 
    took place in the Bishop's private chapel shortly before 9 a.m.  One bullet 
    penetrated the right lung and the other caused a flesh would in the hip.  
    The demented priest locked himself in his room at St. Mary's college where 
    he was later arrested by Sheriff Parr and Chief of Police Huck, who took 
    the would-be assassin to the Winona county jail where he is now safely 
    under lock and key.
    It is stated that the cause for the attack upon Bishop Heffron was on account 
    of his refusing to appoint Father Lesches as pastor of a church.  It is also said 
    that Father Lesches has been roaming around from one place to another 
    without any regular duties. He certainly was not a safe person to be running 
    at large.  It is thought by the doctors that the Bishop's wounds are not 
    necessarily fatal.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 6 Mar 1919, p 4 col 1
    Fred Herrick was called away to Mitchell, S. D. receiving a message that his wife had passed away of dropsy.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 26 Dec 1918, p 5 col 3
    John Homelvig was up from Amidon the first of the week and while in town paid the Leader a visit.  
    Mr. Homelvig has had a pretty hard time of it this winter losing two sons and one daughter in the influenza 
    epidemic and the community sympathies deeply with both him and his estimable wife.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

  • JETT
    Farmers Leader, 6 Feb 1919, p 4 col 1
    Wilson Township
    C. B. Jett received a telegram from Bristol, Virginia requesting him to come at once 
    as his father was not expected to live but a few days more and he wished to see all 
    his children before passing to the beyond.  C. B. took the Tuesday No. 18 passenger 
    for the old home.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 1 Nov 1916, p 4, col 4
    To Whom it May Concern
    I, Mrs. John Johnson, of Gascoyne, do earnestly request each and every one 
    not to trust my husband, John Johnson, of Gascoyne, as he is not responsible 
    and not of right mind.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 12 Dec 1918, p 5 col 2
    Joe Johnson left Monday in response to a telegram from his former home at Grove City, Minn. 
    stating that his father, aged 85 had died.  he received the message in the morning and 
    was on his way in the evening.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 6 Oct 1915, p 3 col 3
    School Notes
    Dist. No. 22
    Gascoyne School No. 3
    Joe Shynkarek and William Johnson recently enrolled.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 26 Jan 1916, p 4 col 4
    School Notes
    Dist. No. 22
    Gascoyne School No. 3
    Agnes and Joe Shynkarek re-entered school Monday after several days of absence.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 23 Feb 1916, p 5, col 1
    School Notes, Dist. No. 22
    Gascoyne School No. 3
    Miss Emily Eldredge, Teacher
    Joe and Agnes Shynkarek returned to school Wednesday after some days non-attendence.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 8 Mar 1916, p 5, col 2
    John Shynkarek returned to his home here on Thursday after a sojourn in the south country.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 10 May 1916, p 4 col 4
    Agnes Shynkarek was hunting horses last Wednesday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 24 May 1916, p 4 col 4
    Miss Agnes Shynkarek was shopping in Reeder Saturday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 2 Feb 1916, p 5 col 5
    School Notes
    Dist. No. 22
    Gascoyne School No. 3
    Harold Pitsor, Joe and Agnes Shynkarek and Lena Lange were among the absentees Tuesday.
    Agnes Shykarek was absent last week on account of the illness of her mother.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 5 Apr 1916, p 5 col 1
    Jottings From Our Schools
    Dist. No. 22, Gascoyne School No. 3
    Anna Marie Stubbe and Agnes Shynkarek were absent the past week on account of illness.  
    The Storm Wednesday and Thursday occasioned a number of cases of absence.  The snow furnished 
    amusement for the past few days.  Joe and Agnes Shynkarek were not present Monday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 9 June 1915, p 1 col 1
    A. Kaczmarek Taken on Serious Charge
    Taken in Custody This Morning by the Sheriff of Bowman Co. on Charge Preferred by Wife
    Albert Kaczmarek who resides seven miles south of Gascoyne was arrested 
    at this place this morning by the sheriff of Bowman county upon a statutory offense, 
    the victims being his two little daughters, aged seven and eleven.  Mrs. Kaczmarek, 
    knowing nothing of the previous relations afterwards admitted by the girls, 
    suddenly apprehended her husband yesterday and, in spite of threats to kill her 
    if she exposed him, came to this place yesterday afternoon with her four children, 
    taking the local passenger No. 3 to Bowman where she entered the charge stated above.
    Mr. Kaczmarek came in last night seeking his wife and upon learning that 
    she had gone to Bowman put his horse up at the local livery barn intending 
    to go to Bowman this morning.  He was unable to get an auto to take him 
    to the county seat and was trying to borrow money for railroad fare when 
    the sheriff appeared on the scene and gave him him his desired ride 
    at the expense of the state.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 23 June 1915, p 1 col 4
    A. Kaczmarek Draws Long Term
    A. Kaczmarek who was arrested here early Wednesday morning, June 9, 
    by the sheriff of Bowman county on a statutory charge was sentenced to 
    ten years imprisonment in the state penitentiary at Bismarck when his case 
    was brought up for trial at the term of district court last week.  The State 
    had a clear case and conviction was easily obtained.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 15 Nov 1916, p 4 col 4
    The arrangements were made for Dan Klein, Jack Knobf, and Claude Kendal to leave 
    the middle of last week for Powderville, Montana, to look for homesteads.  
    Mr. Klein has a sister near Powderville, some seventy miles south of Miles City.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 5 July 1916, p 5, col 3
    F. W. Lamberton, Miss Outzen and the editor and wife were out calling 
    at the Toepfer and Olson farm homes southeast of town, last Sunday evening.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 20 Feb 1919, p 9 overflow col 1
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lorenz, Wednesday, Feb. 19, a girl.  
    This event makes the passing of Mr. Lorenz a short time ago doubly lamentable.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

  • LOVE
    Farmers Leader, 24 Apr 1919, p 8 col 1
    The people of Haley and vicinity wish to extend their sincere sympathies 
    to Mrs. Love of the Lodge Pole Butte country, who lost her husband last week.  
    Mrs. Love expects to have a sale in the near future.  We hope that his and 
    all sales due to the loss of a loved one may be well attended.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 2 Jan 1919, p 1 col 6
    Life Hangs in the Balance of Fates
    With Skull Fractured in Two Places and Shattered Arm, Son of D. M. McCutchan Hovers Between Life and Death
    One mile north of Amidon little 10 year old Lloyd McCutchan lies in that shadowland midway between life 
    and death and whether his soul will cross to the other side or return to [cannot read] that community is asking 
    with the fervency of prayer.  The morning following Christmas day the little fellow stole to the barn and 
    before breakfast and saddled his pony, ambitious to drive the cattle out on the fields [cannot read].
    But in a few minutes the frightened pony was seen to pass the window and at first sight appeared 
    to be free from the rider, but on being caught it was found that one of the stirrups had caught around 
    the horn of the saddle and from this stirrup hanging by one foot was little Lloyd, his skull crushed over 
    one eye, ever one ear [sic] and his right arm broken in a shocking manner.
    no word of how the accident occurred has he been able to utter since, but lies in a comatose condition, 
    the supposition is thought that the pony fell on the slippery ground and in getting up the stirrup strap 
    caught on the horn and unable to extricate his foot the little fellow was carried back to the barn by the terrified 
    pony with his head striking the ground at almost every leap.
    Sympathetic friends assist the family in their trouble and as each in turn leave the McCutchan home 
    after a night of watching this prayer is silently uttered, "if it be possible, dear Lord, spare in mercy."
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Farmers Leader, 23 Jan 1919, p 1, col 4
    McCutchan Boy Expected to Recover
    Friends of the McCutchan family at Amidon will receive the news of the return to consciousness 
    of young Lloyd McCutchan who had been unconscious since Dec. 27 when he had 
    his skull crushed and an arm broken by a fall off the pony he was riding.  Last Saturday 
    after an operation at the St. Joseph hospital at Dickinson, in which part of the skull was removed 
    and a large blood clot taken out from same, the little sufferer recovered speech and at last accounts 
    was on the way to a complete recovery.  For nearly a month he lay in a stupor from which it was 
    impossible to arouse him and not until the operation did he recognize what was going on around him.  
    If nothing unforseen occurs to prevent he will ultimately make a complete recovery.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 14 July 1915, p 1 col 3
    Miller Convicted of White Slavery
    Miller Was Tried and Convicted in the United States District Court At Fargo Last Week
    Marmarth Mail:  W. C. Miller, who it will be remembered was arrested on a warrant issued 
    by States Attorney C. M. Branson of Slope county charging him with stealing a quantity 
    of fence posts, and who later was turned over to the Federal authorities on a charge 
    of White Slavery, was tried and convicted in Unites States District Court last week.
    Miller was charged with transporting May Austin Williams, a married woman from Minneapolis 
    to Marmarth for immoral purposes and although she seemed to favor Miller it was 
    pon her testimony that he was convicted.  The jury was out only a short time reaching 
    a unanimous decision of guilty upon the second ballot.
    The case was prosecuted by U. S. District Attorney Co. M. A. Hildreth and Assistant 
    U. S. District Attorney John Carmody.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 21 July 1915, p 1 col 1
    Ed Molen the Horse Thief is Captured
    Notorious Bowman County Horse Thief is Found With a Circus At Marmarth
    Bowman County Pioneer:
    At this writing, Ed Molen, one of Bowman County's noted horse thieves, 
    is on his way to the Penitentiary at Bismarck, having been captured at Marmarth 
    on Wednesday.  Last week we were pleased to announce the capture of the other one, 
    Mike Cherneshow.
    For some time prior to 1910, Ed Molen worked in this part of the country as a cowboy, 
    and during that year he rode for Hamilton Bros. south of Bowman.  One day Molen, 
    a horse, saddle, six shooter, etc., came up missing.  Joe Moore was then sheriff 
    and took the trail for Molen.  After some time he learned he had been in Wyoming, 
    and that later he had stolen a horse in South Dakota.  For this crime he was sent 
    to the Sioux Falls penitentiary, and Sheriff Moore got him when he finished his term.  
    He was convicted in Bowman county, but made his escape from the county jail.  
    After stealing a horse from the Hamilton ranch, he endeavored to get out of the country, 
    was caught near Sentinel Butte, and was sent to the Bismarck penitentiary to serve 
    a sentence of four and one-half years.  This was in 1912 when Hellstrom was warden 
    of the penitentiary.  After serving about three and one-half months, Molen got away 
    from the state institution and the next he was heard from, was when ex-Sheriff Moore 
    received a letter from him written in Liverpool, England.  Molen then stated he was going 
    to Siberia.
    It was then figured that Molen's picture was turned to the wall so far as Bowman county 
    was concerned, and nothing more was ever thought about him until Wednesday, 
    when the Barton & Bailey circus showed at Marmarth.  At that place Ed Moss, who knew Molen, 
    thought he saw him on the street, and notified the deputy sheriff of Slope county.  
    He communicated with Sheriff Norem of Bowman, and he went to Marmarth 
    on the afternoon train, taking with him Clarence Avery of Amor, who could identify Molen.  
    During the parade Molen appeared dressed as an Indian, but others besides Moss were satisfied 
    he was the man wanted.  Molen was taken into custody and a close watch kept on him 
    until the sheriff and Avery arrived.  The prisoner denied that he was the man wanted, 
    although Clarence Avery, R. E. Carr and Ed Moss identified him.  Later a description 
    of Molen was received from the penitentiary, but it was not until 6 o'clock that Molen 
    finally admitted that he was the man wanted.
    He claimed that he had joined the circus on Wednesday of last week, and had been riding 
    every day since that time.  He also stated that when he rode in the parade at Marmarth 
    he felt sure that he had been recognized as he saw so many familiar faces that he knew.  
    Molen says he feels better captured as he was continually in fear of being captured, 
    and was dodging everybody.  There seems to be little in this statement, for he told Avery 
    that he would be back to Bowman county and get more of the Hamilton horses before he died.
    He is liable to die awful sudden if he is ever caught trying to get some of those same horses.  
    We have now in Bismarck penitentiary two of the worst horse and cattle thieves in the country, 
    and we trust that they will get all that is coming to them and they will not get away.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    The Farmers Leader, 24 Oct 1918. p 5, Col 2
    Of those that are entertaining the Spanish Influenza in this neighborhood are Musil's, Potter's, 
    Peterson's, Chicak's and Tingval's.  Mrs. Checak and J. J. Musil are very sick; we hope it will 
    be over soon.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Farmers Leader, 14 Nov 1918, p 2 col 3
    Musil's children, who were in the Pest House for the last two weeks were brought out 
    to Mrnaks to stay until further arrangements can be made.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Farmers Leader, 27 Mar 1919, p 4, cols 1, 2
    Little Antonia Jeanette Musil Tingvall attended the charming little birthday party given for little Dana Musil Evans 
    at the Geo. Evans home last Saturday afternoon.  All the elements that enter into the success of such 
    an occasion were in evidence, ice cream, apples, cake with burning candles, "everything".  Five of the little 
    children so sadly orphaned were made so happy by meeting one another again at this hospitable home.  
    How they did enjoy themselves.  Mrs. Evans can feel well repaid for the kindness of heart and that that 
    prompted her to give this joy to these little ones.  Those present were: Mary Musil Mrnak, Agnes Musil Vanderpas, 
    Antonia Musil Tingvall, Johnny Musil and Henry Mrnak and Junior Tingvall.

  • NASH
    Farmers Leader, 13 Feb 1919, p 5 col 3
    Richard Nash, who has been on the western coast working at the ship yards as a blacksmith, 
    returned to Bowman Saturday to attend to the settling up of their estate.  Mrs. Nash having succumbed 
    to the influenza a few weeks ago.  Mr. Nash will return to the coast when he has attended the settling 
    up of his affairs.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    The Farmers Leader, 28 Mar 1918. p 5 col 3
    Albion Nordgren, who returned about a month ago from the front lines of battle in France, 
    and has since been visiting at the home of his parents south of town, departed Monday for Clivale, 
    Alta. Canada, where he has a farm.  Mr. Nordgren gives many thrilling accounts of his experiences 
    on the front, and has been a very interesting visitor in Bowman county.  He was discharged 
    from military service by reason of a severe wound inflicted by a German bullet, and carries 
    a bad scar extending from his knee to his thigh.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 6 Mar 1919, p 5 col 3
    Alex Norem received word Wednesday of his mother's death in Iowa.  
    Mr. Norem left at once to attend the funeral.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 14 Jun 1916, p 4
    Syvert Olsen and Christ Tofer were transacting business in Reeder Monday of last week.
    Jake Knobf will take another trip to Montana soon.  Jake intends to find a claim.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 28 Jun 1916, p 4, col 1
    Jake Knobf and wife autoed to Dickenson last week to visit and taken in the sights.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    The Farmers Leader, 28 Mar 1918. p 5 col 2
    Ole Olson, formerly of Amor, but who has been making his home at Stanton, N. D. 
    for the past several years, has been visiting relatives and friends near Amor the past week.  
    He departed the first of the week, accompanied by Mrs. J. Grasswick and son, Milan, 
    for Standpoint, Idaho, where they will make their home in the future.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 22 Mar 1916, p 4 cols 3, 4
    The Syvert Olson young people and Agnes Shynkarek were calling 
    on Lucila Ludwig Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Toeffer from near Gascoyne, were over Sunday 
    on their homestead, south of Haley, formally known as Mrs. Shynkarek's.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 23 Jan 1919, p 1, col 1
    Woman Is Insane Says Insanity Board
    Mrs. Casper Palcheneski Examined Before the Insanity Board is Taken to Insane Asylum at Jamestown
    About Jan. 5th Mrs. Casper Polcheneski, wife of the section foreman at Griffin, 
    began to act strangely and according to the testimony introduced, left home 
    and wandered 12 miles away one night to an abandoned shack.  As a result 
    of this exposure her hands and feet were frozen and a young baby which she 
    carried with her was also somewhat frozen.
    After an absence of a couple days she was found and since then has been taken 
    care of at the home, until last Friday when the board of insanity had her before it 
    for examination with the result that she was ordered committed to the asylum 
    at Jamestown.
    The unfortunate woman, before being taken away would neither eat nor sleep, 
    the condition becoming worse each day.  She is the mother of a young baby and 
    it is stated that ill health and brooding over the fate of relatives in Russia caused 
    her mind to lose its balance.
    She was taken to Dickinson Sunday morning by Sheriff Joyce when she was 
    turned over to the state commitment officer.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 27 Mar 1919, p 8 col 1
    A letter received recently from Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pawlayek, formerly of this place, 
    but now of Oshkosh, Wis., states that the "flu" took their little son.  He was but 
    a year and seven months old.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 7 Feb 1917, p 1 col 6
    Ludlow Man Injured in Coal Mine
    Oscar Peterson, of Ludlow, S. D., was seriously injured yesterday, Friday afternoon 
    about 3 o'clock while working in a coal mine near that place.
    It seems that a charge of dynamite which had been set failed to go off, so the men returned 
    to the mine and placed another charge next to the first one.  When this was discharged 
    the men returned again to the mine thinking that both charges had been discharged, 
    but no sooner had they entered the mine than the first charge exploded.
    When the excitement had subsided, Mr. Peterson was found with his face badly injured.  
    He was rushed to the Haley doctor where his wounds were dressed, after which he was 
    brought to Gascoyne and taken to a Minneapolis hospital on No. 6, Saturday morning by 
    Dr. Popps of Haley.  The Gazette man was unable to learn as to the extent of Mr. Peterson's injuries.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

  • RESNER (2)
  • LANGE (2)
  • REIMER (4)
    Farmers Leader, 5 Jun 1919, p 4 col. 3
    Mr. and Mrs. Dan Resner entertained Mike Lange's, Christ. Teopher's, Jacob Deutcher's, 
    John Hecht's, L. W. Hoffmann's, John Resner's, John Reimer's, and Ben, Gus and 
    Katherine Reimer and Martha Lange on Sunday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 1 Aug 1917, p 4 col 1
    Miss Wanda Rodaks was the guest of Agnes Synkeric Friday night.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 9 Jan 1919, p 4 col 4
    Citation Hearing Petition for Appointment of Administrator
    In the matter of the Estate of Raynus H. Rutter, deceased, Charles H. Rutter Petitioner
    French E. Rutter, Sarah Ann Rutter, Emma B. Brickman, Esther G. Kerchels, Respondents
    The State of North Dakota to the above named Respondents and all persons interested 
    in the estate of Raynus H. Rutter, deceased.  You, and each of you, are hereby notified 
    that the above named petitioner herein, has filed in this Court his petition praying that letters 
    of administration upon the estate of Raynus H. Rutter late of the city of Laurel Montana, 
    deceased, be granted to Charles H. Rutter and that said petition will be heard and duly 
    considered by this court on the 16th day of January 1918.
    [more legalese is in the notice, but the above documents the persons involved-an]
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 12 Dec 1918, p 5 col 1
    John Thue informs us that John Schumacher of Grain Belt township is among the flu victims this week.  
    [it is unclear if Schumacher is only afflicted, or died of the flu]
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 7 Nov 1918, p 1 col 5
    Frank Scholtz Badly Crushed by Subsoil Packer
    Frank Scholtz who lives about five miles west of Ring was seriously injured 
    Friday by being crushed beneath a sub-soil packer.
    He was riding on the machine and fell under the wheels.  Both legs, one arm, and 
    a thigh and his jaw were all badly broken.  Dr. Snyder was called and gave 
    Frank what relief he could before brining him to Bowman.  Arriving about midnight 
    they were able to take train 15 for Miles City where expert attention may be had.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 13 Mar 1919, p 1 col 4
    Mrs. Andrew Senty received the sad news of the death of her father at Arcadia, Wis., on Wednesday 
    of last week.  She left on Thursday evening accompanied by Mr. Senty and their two boys.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

  • RUDE
  • PETERSON (2)
  • LINDBERG (2)
    Gascoyne Gazette, 17 May 1916, p 5, col 1
    "Leap Year"
    Leap year hints to the ladies around Gascoyne, contributed by a Gazette reader.
    [a poem about eligible bachelors in Gascoyne]
    Come, all you girls and listen,
    Just harken unto me;
    And I will tell you something,
    That will make your sorrows flee.
    I have been thinking of it lately,
    And I am sure it is fact;
    That the boys around these townships,
    Won't try the leap year act.
    Milton Skoglund is still waiting;
    Let me give the girls a hunch,
    Whoever gets this fellow,
    Sure will get a honey bunch.
    Ole Rude has been patient,
    Looking forward to this year;
    So if you ever pop the question,
    It will fill him with good cheer.
    Knute Thorpe is another,
    And you will agree he's not too old,
    Now, ladies you can't miss it,
    Because on you he'll spend his gold.
    Martin Beckwell, we thought that you,
    Long ago had made a catch,
    But you hadn't better ask him,
    Unless you wish to make a match.
    Ed LeGallais has been noted,
    For those lovely parcel showers;
    There is still a chance to win him,
    In the still of evening hours.
    John Stubbe has been hoping,
    That for him you'll set your cap.
    Courage, sister do not falter,
    He has recovered from his nap.
    Leo Fischbein wants a helpher [sic],
    He needs one bad of course he does;
    Now if you will help him out, dear,
    The rest I'm sure won't make a fuss.
    William Deutscher the handsome fellow,
    Girls you must look out for him.
    Do not mention lifelong friendship,
    Or he'll surely rope you in.
    But if you are up against it,
    And can't find one high or low,
    Victor Johnson will take your order(?),
    If you will bring along the dough.
    Alvin Peterson is on the market,
    Says he wants a chosen (?) mate;
    Nab him girls this very moment,
    Before it is too late.
    Art Burdick is so lonely,
    If he's not I'll miss my guess;
    Now be careful dear young girls,
    Because he will surely answer yes.
    If you turn to Edwin Lindberg,
    You are apt to make a hit;
    I am sure you'll not be sorry,
    For he never hands the mitt.
    Arthur Carlberg would be happy,
    If to him you'd turn your eyes;
    Pick up courage dear young lady,
    and he'll be yours bye and bye.
    Harry Lindberg is the fellow,
    With the light brown fluffy hair.
    And will take most any woman,
    Fat or lean he doesn't' care.
    And my dear, there's Carol Olsen, 
    Who has been right in the strife;
    And the ways he would be happy,
    With almost any kind of wife.
    Leonard Peterson has been watching,
    Waiting long for one of you;
    He is waiting with good cheer,
    And I'm sure that he'll be true.
    And if you are very lonely,
    And would like an auto ride;
    Don't forget, there's John Hedman,
    Who would like you by his side.
    Now dear girls, do not be bashful,
    For I know the road is clear;
    And remember what I tell you,
    It's quite awhile till next leap year.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 7 Feb 1917, p 2 col 3
    Mr. Otis Tool of North Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, is visiting in the home of his wife's foster parents, 
    Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stone.  Mrs. Toole will be remembered as Miss Derva Stone.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 24 Apr 1919, p 4 col 3
    Mr. and Mrs. Christ Teopher took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Resner Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Clinger and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. John Reimer and 
    Mr. and Mrs. Chris Teopher and son Henry called on John Resner's on Good Friday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

  • THUE
    Farmers Leader, 9 Jan 1919, p 3 col 4
    John Thue received a telegram stating that an uncle, Gerhard Johnson at Madison, S. D., 
    was dying and requested him to come at once.  He departed Tuesday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 12 Dec 1918, p 5 col 2
    Mr. and Mrs. Axel Tingval [sic] were in town the latter part of last week called at the Leader office 
    and we were introduced to a particularly vivacious and winsome little lady, recently adopted 
    by this estimable couple.  And will the demure Miss please call again.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

  • DAHL
    Farmers Leader, 30 Jan 1919, p 5 cols 1, 2
    Col 1.
    Coyote Ridge
    Junior Tingvall is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Ole Dahl while his folks are at River Falls.
    Col 2.
    Mr. and Mrs. Axel Tingvall and little Antonia Jeanette were called to River Falls Friday 
    on account of the death of Mrs. Tingvall's father.
    [later, on same page, col 4, Lone Tree, Mr. and Mr.s Tingvald and little daughter left 
    for River Falls, Wis. Friday morning to attend the funeral of Mrs. Tingvald's father who 
    died last Thursday.]
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Farmers Leader, 30 Jan 1919, p 6 col 1
    Spring Creek West
    Mrs. Tingvall and little Antiona Jeanette left for Wis. to attend the funeral of Mrs. Tingvall's father.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Farmers Leader, 6 Feb 1919, p 4 col 2
    Pleasant Valley
    Mr. and Mrs. Tingvall were suddenly called home by the death of the latter's father which occurred 
    Thursday morning, January 23.  They left Bowman Friday morning and returned the following Tuesday afternoon.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Farmers Leader, 12 Dec 1918, p 5 col 4
    Mr. and Mrs. Tingvall drove over to Wilson Anderson last Sunday with a sad message 
    for Miss Minnie Cremer of Amidon, who is teaching in the Grossfield district.  Her sister 
    has passed away, another victim of the merciless "Flu".
    Little Miss Antonia Jeannette Tingvall was present in Bowman Thursday at a reunion 
    of her little brothers and sisters.  A family picture was taken at the Booen Studio.  
    Josie Musil and baby Louise left Bowman Friday evening for their new home in Minnesota.  
    They were accompanied by their uncle Muzik.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 19 Apr 1916, p 5, col 1
    Mr. and Mrs. Christ Toepher, from near Gascoyne, were at William Lopatoe's 
    over Sunday.  Mrs. Toepher, Andrew Lopatoe and Valentine Gotsik drove 
    to Ludlow Monday.  Mr. Gotsik filed on Mrs. Toepher's homestead.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

    Gascoyne Gazette, 16 Feb 1916, p 5 col 4 
    South Gascoyne
    Chris Topher was transacting business in Reeder Saturday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 29 Mar 1916, p 5, col 2
    Chris Toepher was transacting business here on Monday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 17 May 1916, p 5, col 2
    Chris Toeffer's smiling face was seen in town Thursday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 28 Jun 1916, p 5 col 1
    Mr. and Mrs. Chris Toepfer were in town last Friday on a shopping tour among Gascoyne's trading emporiums.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 22 Aug 1917, p 4 col 1
    Mrs. Chris Toepfer was a Reeder shopper Saturday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).
    Gascoyne Gazette, 24 Oct 1917, p 4 col 3
    Mrs. Chris Toepher and son Joe were Reeder shoppers Saturday.
    Submitted by Alan Nicholson (Oct 2011).

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