Lewiston, Idaho, December 28, 1882
Skull Broken. - On Saturday evening as Frank Newell, herder for Shissler & Seirs, was riding rapidly, he came to a ditch and the horse suddenly stopped pitching Newell over the head of the horse into a pile of rocks and badly breaking his skull and otherwise injuring him. He lay there for some time in the cold, and when found Dr. Andrew was sent for. The Dr. found it necessary to remove broken pieces of the skull one of which was about two inches long and one inch wide and several other small pieces. The Dr. thinks the brain was not cut but concussion was great and it is surprising that he was not instantly killed. The Dr. thinks his chances for recovery are poor. He is the son of the late Robert Newell by a Nez Perce woman.
Since the above was in type we learn that Mr. Newell is dead and will be buried at Asotin city, to-day at 1 o'clock.