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A Fatal Shot

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A fatal and peculiar accident happeued in Freedorn on Tuesday of last week by which an uniaarried man named Williaui Scbnieriug, a day laborer aged about 50 years, lost nis life. The Argus is indebted to the Manobester Enterprise for the following acconnt of the sad afíair: "Mr. Scbnieriug was called to George Hohenberger's, who lives about a quart8r of a mile nortb of the Catholic churcb, in Freedom, to sbaot au oíd horse. He was ofteu thus employed. The horse was in a lot back of the house. Geo. and Hannah Hohenberger went to the lot with Schuiering who held the horse with bis lef t hand and held a revolver in his right. He intended to sboot the horse just above the eye. The first shot made only a slight wound, and Schniering eaid the animal held its bead too high. The second shot was fired, but instead of seeing the horse drop in its tracks as was expected, they saw Schniering fall to the ground and the horse ran off and began eating grass. Recoveiing from their astonishrnent they looked at the prostrate form before tbem and wete stil! greater surprised to find him quite dead, his face covered with blood. "The horse was quite restive and in some raanner undoubtedly struck the revolver, diverting its aim, as the ball struck Schniering just below the right eye, near the nose and came out at the left temple. "Supervisor Dettling and Justice F. H. Koebbe were notified and an inquest was held at which it was decided that death was accidental. "The body was taken to George Scbniering's, an unole ofbe deceased, wbo lives on the south side of Pleasant Lake, and the funeral was held at Bethel churcb, Thursday forenoon, Eev. Paul Irion officiating. "


Ann Arbor Argus
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