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In One Grave

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Bessemer, April 24. - A terrible accident occurred here resul ting in a doublé funeral. John Gest had just returned home from a long absence and while visiting with his wife and a friend he pulled out a partly loaded, self-cocking revolver, and while exhibiting it to hie wife he snapped the trigger on an empty chamber. Mrs. Gest was curieus to know how it worked, so he handed it over to her, and she, ernulating her husband'8 example. commenced to pull the trigerer. She struck a chamber that was loaded just as her husband was telling her to be careful. The ball struck Gest in the head, killing him instantly. Mrs. Gest was stunned over the terrible accident, and when she came to she went violently insane and was a javing maniac in 10 minutes. She tore out her hair in handfuls and it took four or fiye strong men to hold her. She died in awful agony. Both were young people and highly respected by all that knew them. They They left a'child 10 inonths old. Mr. and Mrs. Gest were buried in the same grave.


Ann Arbor Argus
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