The Weekly Wisconsin (Milw WI) 18 Feb 1899
BALL BOOH STABBING. Half-Breed Entera tbe Armory at Fond da LBC Daring Elks' Dance. Fond du Lac, Wis., Feb. 11.—[Spe- rial.]—Herman Hammer, n half-breed, entered the armory while the Elks ball »vas in progress last evening and wheu requested ro leave, it is charged, he drew a knife and stabbed Albert Pagel in thp arm. He was ejected before it WOK ascertained that he had inflicted nn injury on the janitor. Later the police were notified and gave chase. Hammer was seen going through an alleyway, but when the officers cominnndeil him to halt he paid no attention to Them. A warrant .has beon sworn out and he will be arrested, charged with attempting the life of Janitor Pagel. l)r. Muyham, who was in attendance at the ball, dressed the injury and, unless blood poisoning should set in, the young mail will soon be able tu nttend to his duties nt the nrmory. Had the wound been a half inch tu the right, an artery would have beeu severed.