Edward Hughes, manager of the electric light plant of Bismarck narrowly escaped assassination. Just before day-light, while he was alone at the works, he was startled by the sudden breaking in of a door. Thinking it was a tramp trying to gain admittance, he started to walk across the room, when some unseen person fired two shots at him. The bullets from the revolver whistled close to his head and were buried in the timber. One ball struck an insulator, and the flying glass injured Hughes' face, but otherwise he was not hurt. He called the police, but the would-be assassin could not be found.
Wahpeton Times, 4/23/1891