John Frohard Death
AFTEB-SQQN. Cere- In CASUALTIES. A Hunter Accidentally Killed Serious Ex plosion in a Mine. By Telegraph to tbe Post-Dispatch- Spakta. III., January 27. Mr. John Frohard of this city came to a traglo end yesterday evening. He and Zacb Long, an employe, drove out to Mr. Boedecker's. about twelve miles south ot Sparta, to put up some spouting. Mr. Frohard. anticipating an opportunity for a brief hunt, took with him a elnnle-barrel shot gun. About 4 o'clock be remarked to Mr. Long that he would go out and enjoy a brief, qniet hunt. Not returning at dusk Mr. Long became alarmed, and In company with Mr. Boedecker went in search of him. About 7 o'clock to tbeir horrible surprise they found him stark dead near a fence, while just oppo site, on the other side of the fence lay his empty gun. It ie supposed that while crossing the fence his gun, in some manner, was accidentally discharged, tbe contauts taking effect in bis right breast, producing almost instant death. An inquest was held late last nicht and a verdict returned in accordance with tbe above facts. Mr. Frohard was one of nnr most esteemed and hiirhly respected cit izens. He was formerly with Messrs. Charles Humes & Co. of St. Louis, and came to Sparta about three years ago.