Bottineau, N. D., June 2.—John Peregrin, a well digger, was asphyxiated in a well six miles northwest of Souris. Peregrin used dynamite to break up the rock and was lowered into the well, 57 feet deep, several hours later, to remove the broken rock. After a few minutes in the pit he asked to be hauled up, but lost consciousness when half way up and fell from the tackle. Efforts to secure his body were unsuccessful.
Pembina Pioneer Express, 6/6/1913