WR McDaniel near death - Moberly Democrat, 10 May 1903, p1
.^. A Happened Wear Cairo L*st Week Which Came Near Having S«dous Rctmlts. •5 U j A most peculiar accident occur*; ed at the home of the late f \vVR,f, McDauiel, a few miles sast of^j Cairo, one day last week*' "Mr/, McDaniel had just been home Irom Kureka was very low Dr. p examining- the pulse of the patieti and Mrs. Boon Boucher was st&ndi ., 7 ing near by, they were startled' by- the muffled report of a gun, and m a a moment the warm blood which slowly trickled down Mrs. Boucher's Boucher's forehead first warned her that she had been injured, While Dr. Boucher at, almost the same instant, felt something warm trickling trickling down the back uf his neck, and feeling to see what \vas\vrong, found out that he too had been hot. Upon ivcsUgntiou_k was found that the little son of Mr, McDnuiel, and the JitUe son o( his brother-in law had entered the shed room, 'which was udjoming the one occupied by the sick man, and bad moved a guu, loaded with Dird shot* In some manner the hammer of the weapon caught on something: md the gun was discharged. Sav- ' era! of the shot passed through thtf wall of the room and lodged lu » jwrenu. which stood against the , wall, while two of the shot struck Dr. Boucher and Mrs. Boucher, njuring them us statedj above. . The sick man was uuinjured ;iever raised up duritig the nent. The gun which cuused the nischief is generally kept; mi- onded, but a ...few days before/ ati elder son of the McDauids had 00^ :asion to use it ami neglected't& inland the weapon \vhsu he r<!" Aimed it to its usual plnca, i/ ;^,.