Jake Wahl, who lives south of Mercer
, carried his rifle on his plow to shoot gophers. The gun, while he was turning around at the end of his field, slipped off the plow and in some manner was discharged, the bullet entering his abdomen and lodging in his liver. He was taken to Bismarck for treatment. The last report is he is not expected to live.
Bismarck Tribune, 5/29/1914