Horatio Farnham, book-keeper at the Minneapolis Harvester Works
, was seriously and probably fatally wounded by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of Dr. Beecher. The gun was discharged by a dog backing up against the hammer in some manner while being led by the Doctor. The charge of shot entered the lower portion of the back, inflicting a ghastly and probably fatal wound.
Bismarck Tri-Weekly Tribune, 8/31/1877