CUTTING AFFRAY AT SLOCUM FARM
RILEY, A YOUNG THRESHER, SLASHED ON THROAT, NOSE AND EAR WITH RAZOR BY FELLOW POKER PLAYER.
One of the members of the threshing crew out on the Slocum farm was attacked by another member of the crew with a knife during a quarrel Tuesday evening. Some of the members of the crew were playing poker, having little to do on account of the rainy weather. They had been drinking some and two of the young men, Riley, the victim, and a stranger whose name has not been learned, quarreled over the game. The stranger pulled a razor and cut Riley's throat, slashed his nose almost in two, and cut his ear, a quarter of an inch of the razor being broken off in the ear. A Minot surgeon was called out and patched Riley up, taking several stitches in his wounds. He is being cared for at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hoover, who occupy the farm. It is said that he will recover.
The sheriff was notified and he went out to arrest the man who made the assault, but some of the members of the crew had given him some money and told him to "beat it." He came to Minot, where he was seen on the streets by Mr. Hoover Wednesday morning, but before the police could be notified he had escaped.
Ward County Independent, 9/30/1915