A harvest hand named Verge Nye, a man apparently about 25 years of age, was riding from Wahpeton to Fargo in an empty freight car on the Milwaukee freight train that arrived in Fargo about 11 o'clock Friday night. When the train reached the Sperry siding where there is only an elevator, two men got into the car where the man was and shot him five times in the breast and body, robbed him of his money and threw him out of the car. The wounded man, thought suffering untold agonies, made his way by crawling and walking at intervals to the Sperry farm which he reached Sunday morning. He was driven to Abercrombie as soon as possible and was given medical aid, but he had lost so much blood and his wounds were of such a character that death soon came to his relief.
Bismarck Tribune, 9/5/1898