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tragedy at San Jose - TRAGEDY AT SAN JOSE. A Rejected Suitor Blows...
TRAGEDY AT SAN JOSE. A Rejected Suitor Blows Out Hie Brains. The San Jose Mercury of the 14th ilist, says: One of the mo9t melancholy and heart-rending affairs that lias ever fallen to our lot to record happened in this city last night at eleven o'clock, at the residence of N. H. A. Mason,on Market street, South of the plaza. Among the many acquaintances of Miss Ursula Mason, the daughter,aged eighteen, was LOUIS BASCOM, Son of Dr. L. H. Bascom, of Santa Clara, a young man of good presence and fine abilities. Latterly Bascom had not been in good health. A few days since he returned from Pioche, Nevada, and last evening called upon Miss Mason at her home. He had previously previously visited a few times, not more than tlie generality of her friends aud acquaintances. She had never exhibited exhibited the slightest preference for his society, society, but he, it seems, became Infatuated Infatuated with her.and his object in going to see her last evening was to LEARN HIS FATE FROM HER LIPS. At about the hour of eleven he unbosomed unbosomed himself, ending by asking her to marry him. She laughed ut his outburst, not dreaming that he was so deeply in earnest, and replied that she most refuse, as she had never cherisned cherisned a lover's feeling for him, neither hud she given any encouragement that would cause him to believe otherwise. otherwise. Bascom turned deathly pale, and looking her full in the face remarked remarked that she had given him his death blow, or words to that effect.and then witli a rapid movement drew a revolver, and placing the muzzle to the left side of the head, just above the ear, pulled the trigger and sent the bullett crashing through his bruinand then FELL FORWARD IN THE AGONIES OF DEATH. The suddenness of the action, together with the surroundings,drove the young lady into hysterics. Her shrieks summoned summoned the family to the room, and It was some time before she could be quieted so as to give a succinct account of what had happened. Drs. Turner, Thorne and Caldwell were summoned, but the first glance was sufficient to show that the wound was mortal. Just before our reporter left the house, at two a. H.,the physicians did not think the young man had half an hour to live. He was twenty-four years old. *- - *——

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  1. Los Angeles Herald,
  2. 19 May 1876, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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