n Boy Killed by Accident - Horace Davis was victim of Shotgun, Shot passed through body, Was putting gun away from horses.
Maple City, Dec. 27 – Horace Davis, aged 17, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon about one o’clock by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. Young Davis was watering the horses at the farm of his uncle John Lewis and having the gun with him he endeavored to place it out of reach of the animals so that while drinking they would not step upon the weapon. While trying to get the gun in a place of safety the hammer struck the edge of a timber discharging it.
n Killed by train, Holmes Siding farmer met sudden death
William Gooden, a farmer living near Holmes Siding was killed at Fife Lake yesterday while attempting to board a passenger train. Mr. Gooden had been in the habit of visiting Fife Lake frequently and did so yesterday and in trying to get on the regular passenger train became confused, slipped off the steps of the car and was instantly killed. He has lived at Holmes Siding some time and is a well-to-do farmer. He leaves a wife and three children.
n Was Badly Injured, T.A. Nelson crushed under falling piano
T.A. Nelson of 619 W. Ninth St., a drayman for Grinnell Bros. Music house had his left leg and two ribs broken, his hips crushed and otherwise injured while delivering a piano. Mr. Nelson in company with Sage Ryan had delivered a player piano to a party in Grawn and were returning with the exchange piano when in someway the burr of one of the wheels came off causing the wheel to drop, thus tipping the dray over. Mr. Nelson was caught under the heavy piano with the above results while Mr. Ryan was badly shaken up.
With the strength born of excitement Mr. Ryan raised the piano and Mr. Nelson crawled from under, but later collapsed. It was at first thought that the injuries were fatal but Mr. Nelson soon rallied and is getting along as well as could be expected, though no doubt he will be laid up for some time.
n The appearance of the first ice on Boardman Lake, of anywhere near the thickness necessary for safety, brought out a large number of skaters yesterday afternoon. The absence of snow and the fact that there has been no exceptionally cold weather to make the ice brittle, put the surface in excellent condition. It was tested in several places near the shore and in the vicinity occupied by the skaters and found to be from two to four inches thick.
n Poundmaster Gegner was called out Saturday afternoon by a reported mad dog scare on Twelfth Street, but he succeeded in finding no cause for the fright. When he arrived there was no sign of canines infected with the dreaded hydrophobia.