Weekly Pioneer Times 11-1924

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Weekly Pioneer Times 11-1924 - Jumped to His Death From A High Trestle Abe...
Jumped to His Death From A High Trestle Abe Olived of Lead Was Shattered in 100 Foot Fall Depressed because of poor health Abe Oliver, one of (he well known residents of Lead yesterday morning committed suicide by jumping from the high trestle spanning Gold Run gulch to the floor ot the ravine be low. The Call prints the following account of the tragedy: v "While on his way to work this morning, Abe Oliver, aged 41 teamster for the Homeslake Mining company, jumped to his death from the Ellison tramway, a height of nearly 100 feet to the ground. His body struck the concrete bed of what was the 013 Gold Run near the outlet of the city sewer, with such terrific force that It was badly mangled and his skull completely crushed. The upper part of his clothing was covered with blood. "Oliver's tragic leap to death was witnessed by Sidney Nelson, night timekeeper at the Homestake office, which is located over a block away from where he jumped. "Standing at one of the northeast windows. Nelson saw Oliver set down his lunch pall, climb over the railing of the tramway and with his back against it hang on with both hands. Momentarily, looked first in one direction and then the other, apparently to see if anyone was looking. Mr. Nelson wondered at his actions and in the next instant he saw Oliver's body whirling thru the air. George Bruner and John Konoler, employes of the Home- Home- stake, working on the hillside at the time, told the county coroner a similar similar story. "Following the tragedy, Dr. V. R, Hodges, county coroner, was notified notified and went at once to the scene. After a survey of the surroundings and hearing the stories of the eye witnesses of the act, he reached the decision that Oliver had committed suicide. A few years ago Oliver was struck by lightning while attending a ball game at City park, and his health seems to have never been the same since, according to his rela tives here. While they had never noticed anything weighing on his mind, despondency over poor health is believed to have camsed him to take his own life. "Oliver was born In Lead. He never married and is well known in this city, having been faithful in the employ of the Homestake Mining Mining company for the past 22 years. He is survived by three sisters and one brother, John, all of whom reside reside in Lead. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Emily Oliver of Lend. His sisters are, Mrs. James McBride, Mrs. G. O. Campbell and Mrs. W. K. Searle. He also has an uncle living on a ranch near Vale. "During the World war he was in the shipyards at Bremerton, Washington. Washington. He was a member of the Masonic order, the Odd Fellows, the Rebekahs and the Muskovites." from shipments, and a close accounting accounting of all the losses has been made. Nurses Entertained by The Sisters One of the happiest Hallowe'en parties that took place in Deadwood was arranged on Friday evening for the nurses of St. Joseph's hospital by the Sisters. One of the features of the party was a hayrack ride around the belt, by way of Central City and Poorman gulch, and as the evening was delightful the ride was greatly enjoyed. The nurses were masked and dressed f-ncy f-ncy f-ncy costumes costumes and had a great deal of fun in their journey, attracting atten tion everywhere. On their return to the hospital, the nurses put on aJ little play, which proved one of the delights of the evening, and after the play a delicious lunch, prepared by the Sisters, was served. It was a happy affair for the nurses and the evening proved all too short. Lead Won Easily From Belle Fourche Lead proved too strong for the Belle Fourche bunch yesterday, to the tune of 52 to 0, and every period period of the game showed its superiority superiority in every department of football. football. In the first quarter Lead scored a touchdown and kicked goal, leaving the score 7 to 0 when the period closed. In the second quarter quarter Lead scored 14 more points, and in the third added to the total by rolling it up to 33. In the last quarter the Lead team ran away from Belle Fourche, outplaying and outfighting the aggregation from the dam city, scoring three touchdowns touchdowns for a total of 19 joints. Belle Fourche at no time was dangerous, and could not score. Both teams showed considerable weakness in their defense, and if the Belle Fourche team "had been a trifle more aggressive it could have scored on a number of occasions. However, the boys from the Belle weakened early in the game, and at the end of the first quarter were apparently apparently all in. They kept up the fight however, and deserve commendation commendation for the battle which they up up against heavy odds. "Swede" and Walter Johnson, brothers, starred for the Lead team, making many long gains and dis playing an ability at football that really won for their team. Lead made its greatest gains on cross bucks directly down the line, with the ball but two or three yards on the inside. The game proved to be interesting and the spectators did not have many idle moments. The crowd that witnessed the contest was large and was free in the dis tribution of its favors in the wayot applause. One More t..e leases a'nd contracts-to contracts-to contracts-to the Pan- Pan- American Petroleum and Transport company, Frank J. Hpgan, chief de fense counsel, called to the witness stand Gano Dunn, president of the J. G. White Engineering corporation, corporation, at the trial today of the gov ernment s suit for a cancellation of contracts and leases in the Elk Hills naval oil reserve. Tho terms of an alternative bid, submitted by E. L. Doheny for the construction at Pearl Harbor of a fuel storage base, which later was accepted, was so advantageous advantageous to the government, DuVin testified, that his company, which was to do the construction work hoped the alternative bid would be turned down. Nisland Defeated Deadwood Yesterday Nisland defeated Deadwood yesterday yesterday afternoon in a game that was anything but one-sided, one-sided, one-sided, although the score,, 29 to 3, would indicate that it was. The Beetgrowers scored a touchdown In each quarter and a field goal in the initial quar ter of the game. Deadwood's three points came in the second quarter of the game, when Culbertson sent ones over from the 20-yard 20-yard 20-yard line. Deadwood's defense was unable to get under Nisland's iackfield, and Nyman, Franks and Sullivan gained many yards on off-tackle off-tackle off-tackle plays, thru the line and around the end. Hutch ins and Watson gained much ground for Deadwood, which carried the ball well into Nisland's territory, but was unble fo develop the touch to put it over for a touchdown. Yesterday s playing developed the fact that Nisland has a backfield that is hard to stop, and the husk ies from the valley proved that they are" a strong combination. Those who witnessed the game, and among them Coach "Shedd, believe that Nisland Nisland will have an even chance with Lead or Rapid City. On Friday and Wednesday evenings evenings of the coming week Deadwood will be out for practice, and an invitation invitation is extended to former players players to get out and mix it with the team, for it needs the practice and good hard vorkouts to defeat Lead (in Armistice day. Standing of Eligible Tennis Won Lost Perc't Rapid City 2 Lead 3 Deadwood 2 Belle Fourche ... 1 Hot Springs .... 0 Newell 0 1000 750 66 250 ono 000 Lead Woman Died After Brief Illness Mrs. Rosie Long, who resided at 707 South Mill street, Lead, died yesterday afternoon alter a brief illness. She had attended the funeral funeral of a friend and was on her way & in to a

Clipped from The Weekly Pioneer-Times06 Nov 1924, ThuPage 3

The Weekly Pioneer-Times (Deadwood, South Dakota)06 Nov 1924, ThuPage 3
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