Twenty second day of August, 1889, I was summoned to see Mr. W., in the south-east part of Kansas, under the care of Dr. D. W. King, of Wier City, Kansas, whose history I learned as follows: Mr. W. was born in Henry County, Ill.; was 33 years old; had lived in Cherokee County, Kansas, nineteen years; married, had no children.
On the 11th day of May, with others, he was out hunting, and was accidentally shot in the neck by a glancing shot, with a 22 caliber rifle ball. The manner in which it occurred will be better understood by referring to the diagram.
The tree, C, was in a field. The line A B represents a hedge which divides the field from the road. E and F represent two men who fired at a bird on a branch of the tree, C. A ball from one of the