Young Ranchman Is Drowned

becomes entangled in reeds in lake and sinks

Nile Latta, son of Milton Latta, the well known rancher and inventor, was drowned in Long Lake, about thirty-five miles south of Valentine. He was driving some cattle into the lake, and his horse following, got into deep water, and, becoming frightened, refused to return to shore. Latta then left his horse and endeavored to return to the bank, but in some manner became entangled in some reeds, and after violent struggles, sank. He is a young man, well known, and leaves a wife to whom he was married just a week ago. His body has not been recovered and may never be found, as the reeds and rushes make it very difficult to drag the lake.

The Valentine Democrat (Valentine, NE) Thursday July 4th, 1907