WEEK 24 2021


J. Arthur Marley is now in the hospital at Scottsbluff, suffering from two dislocated fingers and seriously injured back. While topping a vicious broncho on the bank of the government ditch he failed to maintain his seat and rolled down among the boulders. Sympathy is extended by all his friends.

Torrington Telegram (Torrington, WY) 14 May 1908


ENTIRE LOWER PORTION OF FACE BLOWN OFF


John Hladky, Farmer, Is Found In Corn Crib In Terrible Condition—Thought To Be Slightly Demented

Lincoln, March 16—With the lower portion of his face shot off, John Hladky, Bohemian farmer, lies critically ill at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Physicians say his recovery is doubtful.

Hladky was found lying in the corn crib on a farm, one and one-half mile north of Raymond, where he had spent the night. Persons on the place said the man went into the crib about 7 o’clock Thursday morning, carrying a 12 gauge shotgun.

When found he was minus his jaws, chin, nose, and entire face below the eyes. Still he was able to walk. Dr. J. E. Phillipson, of Raymond, gave first aid treatment and Hladky was brought to Lincoln in the Castle, Roper, and Matthews’ ambulance. The injured man was attended by Dr. J. M. McLeod. An operation was performed immediately upon arrival at the hospital.

Some were positive the man had attempted suicide, while other persons opined that the shooting was accidental. It was said the man was acting strangely for several days and he was said to be worrying over a farm which he purchased at Prague and could not find.

Hladky was moving his family from Pleasantdale to Prague. He is 40 years old. He has a wife and eight children, the youngest three months old. The oldest is thirteen years old.

Dr. McLeod said Thursday afternoon the man is in a desperate condition. Hladky suffered considerably from the loss of blood. All of the bones in the face were fractured or shattered and a delicate operation was necessary to stop the bleeding.

The doctor said a tube had been attached for breathing purposes and food is administered through a tube.

Kearney Morning Times (Kearney, NE) 17 Mar 1917


Boy Killed by Lightning

Merna, Nebr., May 31.—Barney, the 12-year-old son of Thomas Teahan, a farmer residing west of this town, was struck and instantly killed by lightning. The boy was on horseback driving cattle when the electric death messenger ended his existence. The horse the boy was riding and one cow were also killed.

Western Nebraska Observer (Kimball, NE) 2 Jun 1902



E. C. Caldwell, head brakeman for Conductor Al Siebert, was fatally injured at Smeed, a few miles this side of Pine Bluffs, on Friday of last week. While switching a freight train on the side track Caldwell fell off of the pilot, the train passing over him and severing both legs. He was immediately taken to Cheyenne and placed under a physician’s care, but died shortly after. The deceased was 21 years of age and had been running between Sidney and Cheyenne but a short time.

Sidney Telegraph (Sidney, NE) 11 August 1900


Put in Coffin; Comes to Life

Hulett—Pronounced dead; shipped as a corpse, on a freight train for sixty miles, only to come to life twenty hours later with a Red Cross nurse hovering over him, was Max B. Marshall’s first taste of war at Deming, N. M., according to word received here. Marshall, who lives in Omaha, Nebr., had been injured in an automobile accident and pronounced dead by doctors. He is a cousin to Harry Keifer, who is well known in Hulett and vicinity.

The Wheatland World (Wheatland, WY) 9 Nov 1917


I notice in the Cheyenne State Leader (there he goes again with that old State Leader stuff, Ed.) where the Botanical Gardens of Washington, D. C., have a new plant called the Mother-In-Law plant. We quote: “When the human tongue comes in contact with the spines of this plant the tongue swells so that the victim is unable to speak. The duration of silence is given as nine days.” Fifty of Potter’s citizens have already sent for specimens of the plant.

The Potter Review (Potter, NE) 14 Jan 1921

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