HE HAD MURDER IN VIEW
Claude Johnson Fired Twice at Andersons on Farm Ten Miles North of City.
Wednesday afternoon about 5 o'clock a tragedy was narrowly averted at the Anderson farm ten miles north of the city. Claude Johnson, a carpenter who had been discharged by a man named Peterson working for Anderson returned to the farm house armed with a revolver and several bottles of whiskey. He engaged in a conversation with his former employer, Peterson, and was taken into the house to set himself loose before Anderson and his son. When he left the room he turned around suddenly with the drawn revolver and fired two shots into the crowd. Consternation reigned for a time. One of the bullets tore off a vest button and the other sang a tune through the younger Anderson's hair. Nobody was hurt.
Johnson immediately made himself scarce and up to a late hour this afternoon had not been captured.
Grand Forks Evening Times, 11/9/1906