WAS MYSTERIOUSLY SHOT
August Morrel, of Dayton, Lying at the Hospital – Revolver Bullet Near His Heart
Was Returning Home from Ottawa When Accident Occurred – May Have Stumbled While Carrying it in His Pocket – May Recover
August Morrel, whose home is in Dayton, was mysteriously wounded while returning home from Ottawa at an early hour this morning. That it was an accident is very probable from the location and direction of the wound. The bullet, evidently discharged from the man’s own revolver, which he claims was in his pocket, entered the left breast and passed through the right chamber of the heart, and finally lodged under the left shoulder blade. This occurred on the railroad about a half mile south of Dayton, from which point the man succeeded in crawling home, when Dr. Herzog, of this city, was notified and went to the assistance of the wounded man.
Morrel was then brought to the Ryburn hospital, where he is in a fair condition but the final results are not known.1
- Ottawa Daily Republican-Times, November 20, 1905, p. 8, col. 3