WEEK 33 2021

Sheridan, Wyo,.—Despondent because the sheriff was about to take away her team of Shetland ponies to satisfy a claim, Mrs. Lawrence Salisbury attempted to end her life by drinking poison. A boarder witnessed her act and knocked the glass from her hand as she raised it to her lips. He was just in time, for the drug burned her lips, mouth, and throat, but she did not swallow enough to endanger her life. The boarder was severely burned about the hands.

Goshen County Journal (Torrington, WY) 8 Jan 1914

Mrs. Gus Hanika and her two-year-old child, of Stella, were killed when a car in which the family was riding went over an embankment at Shubert.

The Bushnell Record (Bushnell, NE) 23 Sep 1920

Scottsbluff Star — The overturning of his Ford auto on the road near the Mattox place four miles east of the city will very likely cost Reese Hall his life. His chest was severely crushed by the machine, and it is likely that he will die. Mr. Hall, who is a cousin of John Hall, was working for the Reid and Skinner cattle company. His home is at Independent, Virginia, and he has been out here but a few months. In driving around a short turn near the Mattox home his machine tipped over, pinning him beneath it. Physicians were summoned and he was rushed to the hospital in this city, where everything possible was done to relieve his sufferings. However, his chest is so badly crushed that the physicians do not hold out any hope for his recovery.

The Western Nebraska Observer (Kimball, NE) 8 Feb 1917


Wm. M. Hallick, a 16 year old boy, was killed near Natick by a train last Saturday night.

The mother of the boy died about six weeks ago and he has been working where he happened to find a job.

A woman, probably Mrs. Belle Steele, was going through Dunning Saturday morning with cattle and hired Billy to help her drive them on west to Thedford. From what can be learned Billy and the woman did not agree and the boy started to walk back to Dunning on the railroad track. When about one and one-half mile west of Natick he lay down by the railroad track to sleep. He had a habit of walking in his sleep and about eleven o’clock at night when the train approached he was seen by the engineer to step on the track and walk a natural gait toward the train until he was struck by it.

The train stopped as soon as possible, a search being made for the boy but considerable time was spent before they found him forty feet away on the wire fence. He was badly mutilated.

The crew took him to Thedford and the Thedford people raised money to send him to Dunning where he was buried Sunday afternoon about 4 o’clock.

He leaves a sister and two brothers.

Custer County Republican ( Broken Bow, NE) 23 Jun 1910

There was weeping in the home of Editor Wright when his parrot was discovered dead Saturday.

Harrison Press-Journal (Harrison, NE) 30 Jan 1902

The mystery attaching to the murder of Fred Smith, of Grafton, last October was cleared Thursday when Jas. Story, of Douglas, Wyo., confessed to the sheriff and county attorney that he shot and killed Smith and robbed him of $45 in cash and a certificate of deposit for $340. The certificate he subsequently destroyed.

Story says he and Smith were traveling together and he shot his companion while he slept and threw the body into the Niobrara river, where it was found a few days later. Story was captured after a long chase at La Grande, Ore., but protested his innocence.

The Valentine Democrat (Valentine, NE) 1 Apr 1909

G. H. Sawyer met with a painful and serious accident this morning, falling from the mow in his barn and breaking his right wrist, besides bruising him up considerably. Mr. Sawyer is reported by Dr. Platz as in as good a condition as could be expected, and we trust that he will not be incapacitated from his daily duties an unduly long time.

Torrington Telegram (Torrington, WY) 14 May 1908

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