Bullet Aimed At Dog Wounds Its Owner—In Critical Condition
Wildrose, N. D., Feb. 28.—A rifle bullet which killed Adam Piper's poisoned dog in some peculiar manner changed its course and lodged in Mr. Piper's neck, first striking his lip, knocking out two teeth and lacerating his tongue. As a result Mr. Piper is in a critical condition and blood poisoning is feared.
The bullet was fired by the hired man, who had been instructed to kill the dog. Mr. Piper stood in the doorway of his home, entirely out of range. But the bullet was deflected, and pieces of his broken teeth were driven into his tongue. The bullet striking Mr. Piper in the mouth lodged in the jugular muscles of the neck.
Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/28/1913