Shot His Own Son.
Long Prairie, Minn., Aug. 22.—Silas J. Davis, formerly sheriff of Todd county, accidentally shot his son George, aged 12 years, mistaking the boy for an owl on the fence. He shot him through the left side just above the heart with a 44-calibre Winchester. The boy still lives, but is in critical condition.
Bismarck Weekly Tribune, 8/24/1894