OLE RUST, RICH BELMONT FARMER, MET HORRIBLE DEATH LAST SUNDAY
RUST'S BODY WAS NAKED AND PAST RECOGNITION WHEN IT WAS FOUND
Last Sunday afternoon Ole Rust, a wealthy farmer residing at Belmont, just across the Red river from Nielsville, was gored and trampled to death by a vicious bull.
He went to the pasture to look after a cow and after he had been absent for 5 hours the members of the family began to worry about his absence and a search was instigated.
After a long search, the remains were found, all the clothing having been torn off by the maddened bull and the features trampled beyond recognition.
A neighbor came with a gun and after the bull had been driven to one corner of the pasture, opened fire on it and, after about 30 shots, succeeded in killing the big brute.
The animal had always been ugly and some time ago came near killing one of Rust's daughters, but when he made the first charge threw the girl over the fence, where she was safe from further attacks.
Rust had known that the bull was vicious, but as the animal was a thoroughbred he did not like to part with him, but the result was the cost of his own life.
Source: Crookston Times Saturday August 28, 1909
Submitter: Brenda G.
Updated April 20, 2015, K. Kittleson