MAPLETON BOY'S NECK IS BROKEN DURING PROGRESS OF A BALL GAME.
MAPLETON, N. D., July 26.—While watching a couple of other boys, Oscar Warner and Alex Flagg, playing ball Sunday evening about 7 o'clock, Clarence Carlson, aged 11, was struck by the ball and his neck broken. He died about five minutes after he was struck.
The ball hit the ground and bounded toward Carlson and the lad's head was turned just right to catch the blow at the base of the skull. He threw his hand over his left year and toppled over, and it was thought at first he had merely fainted. Medical aid was summoned but the boy died in a few minutes and an examination showed that the blow had broken his neck.
The victim of the accident was a son of G. O. Carlson.
Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 7/26/1912