THE OBJECT NOT KNOWN
Masked Men Near Flandreau, S.D. Shoot A Farmer And His Son
FLANDREAU, S.D. Jan 23—About 10 p. m. four masked men entered the house of Andrew Erickson, a farmer living about 10 miles southeast of here, and shot Erickson and his young son. The boy will die but the father may recover. The boy snatched the mask from one of the men and recognized him, and at this the men fled. Whether robbery or simply murder was the motive is not known. The affair increased a great deal of excitement throughout the country. The sheriff and a posse of officers are investigating into the affair and several arrests will follow.
Bismarck Daily Tribune, 1-23-1896