A few days ago C. Y. Irish, a merchant of Fort Pierre
, by means of gifts of candy, etc, inveigled a little girl named Estella Ploof, six years old, into his store, and attempted a rape. She was taken sick yesterday. Her parents thought it diptheria, and a physician was called and the real trouble discovered. The most brutal liberties had been taken with her person. His hellish design was not fully accomplished, but the child is probably mortally injured.
The Bismarck Tribune, 3-18-1881