Last week Ernest Wetzel, of Newton, went to Wabaunsee county to visit his brother-in-law, Nicholas Tase. Last Friday (February 25, 1881) the two men went to Alma and while returning home at night in attempting to cross Mill creek a cake of ice struck the wagon in which they were, capsizing and carrying them with wagon and team into some fifteen feet of water, in which Tase and the two horses were drowned. The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas. Thursday, March 3, 1881. Page 3.