Editor Phil Short of Ross was accidentally shot and killed yesterday afternoon by Clayton Younkin of Minot. These two men together with several hunters from this city were across the river hunting deer. Short and Dr. E. H. Belyes of this city were together and had just caught a deer which had been shot by one of the other hunters. As they turned back with the deer the shot was fired which ended the life of Short. Dr. Belyea was close beside him and had he been a foot farther ahead he would have been shot as well for the bullet passed clear through Short's body.
The remains were brought to this city last night and are now at the undertakers. Editor Short leaves a wife and family at Ross to mourn his untimely death.
Williston Graphic, 11/5/1908