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Items from the FlasherHustler (1906)


Below from the "Flasher Hustler" March 2, 1906:
One young lady in this community [Flasher] was heard to remark last Sunday that "she did wish some of the bachelors would quit belching." There is a chance for one of them at least to change his lot, if he can find the author of the remark. W. C. Tomlinson, of Clark County, Wisconsin, arrived in town yesterday, enroute to his homestead south of town. Mr. Tomlinson is hauling building material, and expects to have a house ready for his family, who will be here in about a month.
I have for sale several tons of hay and a span of well broke mares. I also wish to take contracts for breaking.---William Nultemeier, Dogtooth, N.D.
Below from the "Flasher Hustler" May 11, 1906:
H E Fleming, of Dogtooth, was in town Monday. He is preparing to move his family from the old Siberia Ranch to a homestead on the upper Cannon Ball. The move has been made necessary by the newcomers settling in around him so closely so as to shut off the big range for his cattle.
Below from the "Flasher Hustler" May 25, 1906:
Miss Arizona Williams closes a very successful term of school in the Dennis school house today. After a few weeks residence on her homestead, Miss Williams will visit friends and relatives at Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Below from the "Flasher Hustler" July 6, 1906:
S Pack and A J Smith have gone to Mandan where they expect to have employment for a few days. A large crowd of Flasherites went to Porcupine Sunday to take part in or witness the ball game which never happened. The first of the week witnessed quite a caravan of "prairie schooners" coming in from Iowa, containing families who are located south of town.
Below from the "Flasher Hustler" July 27, 1906:
William McGregor and W. J. Young took a trip across country to the forks of the Grand River, South Dakota, a big fine country is to be seen on that route, but the settlers are getting it all. Rigs cannot be had at Everette and Black Hills to supply all the customers. The ranchers are all getting ready to quit business and go elsewhere, or farm as others do. Even the lessors of the L 7 Ranch will not renew their contract for another year. Settlers do not bother them but they fail to get profit sufficient to justify the expense.
Mr. Charles Snyder and little children, returned this week from a trip to Wayne, Neb. Mr. Snyder had moved here only a few weeks ago. After leaving Wayne for this place, some three months ago, it became evident that Mrs. Snyder was not strong enough to stand the overland route and consequently returned for a few days rest, and to come by train. Shortly after Mr. Snyder reached here, he received word that his wife could not recover, and with the two little ones started for his former home, only to find that the wife and mother was beyond medical aid and passed to that new home in the great beyond. Mr. Snyder has the sympathy of the entire community in his bereavement.
Below from the "Flasher Hustler" September 7, 1906:
Mr. ... met with what might have been a very serious accident last Monday morning shortly after going to the hay field to rake hay. The horses became unmanageable and in some way throwed [sic] him from the seat to the ground between the rake and horses where he was dragged for a distance of a mile at least and one of the horses administering a kick every few steps but thru some supreme power as it would seem the horses were stopped before any thing more serious happened than several bad gashes and a badly bruised body. He was found in the field a little later in a half conscious condition by Malcolm Gillis who with the aid of Mr. Cale brought him down to Dr. Shortridge for repairs. At last reports the patient was convalescing as well as could be expected. He was fortunate to escape a sudden and painful death in such an experience.
Some of the dirtiest petty thieving ever practiced is going on thru the country at present. People hauling goods and lumber from Mandan to the country south of here [i.e., Dogtooth] are guilty of stopping along the way and stealing bundles of oats and grain from the fields for feed. Each man may think that this little helping is only a small amount and won't be missed but if they'd stop to consider the act is repeated several times a day or rather at night it means a great deal to the farmer.
Below from the "Flasher Hustler" September 14, 1906:
J. J. Dorman went to Mandan Wednesday.  Mr. Charles Arndt of Clark County, Wisconsin, moved his family this week onto a homestead six miles south of town. Charles Packard is hauling out lumber preparatory to building an addition to his house. Charles Packard is hauling out lumber preparatory to building an addition to his house.   Mr. Leach spent Sunday with his father and sisters on their claim south of town.
Below from the Flasher Hustler September 21, 1906:
Mrs. R. R. Pearce of Dogtooth, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Council, were Flasher visitors yesterday. Mrs. J. W. Bristow was an uptown passenger on Monday's stage enroute to the capital city for a short stay. T. Drown returned Tuesday evening from the eastern part of the state where he has been engaged in the harvest fields. Several of the young people gathered at the Charles Arndt house Saturday evening to give that family a royal welcome to their new home.
Below from the "Flasher Hustler" October 12, 1906:
Neil Gillis wishes to announce that he will sell at public auction on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1906, at one o'clock, at his ranch nine miles southwest of here [Flasher] his buildings, machinery, and in fact all his personal property. Mr. Gillis is an old time rancher in this county and it is with regret that his friends and neighbors see him pulling out and starting anew. He expects to move with his family to Washington, where he has recently purchased land and will go into the fruit raising industry. William Wade was in town the first of the week on his return from Chicago, where he had marketed his fat cattle. C. F. Hotzel was transacting business at Mandan Wednesday.  William L. Chapin was in from his ranch today transacting business.  Ben Kilrane was in town Sunday enroute to his ranch on the Cannon Ball. I. E. Mathena and family have returned for the winter having spent the past three months in the eastern part of the state.

graciously contributed by 

Douglas Stayner