September 28, 1883
Downieville, California
New Orleans, Louisiana
Stockton, California
Three strange and sad stories happened across the country

Business partners were at court to determine who would receive what as the business was dissolved when one of the men pulled a gun on two others, striking one and barely missing the second. The wounded man was not expected to live.

A man called a doctor to tend to his sick wife. When the doctor arrived, the wife claimed to not be ill. In anger, the husband shot at the doctor and thankfully missed before he shot himself, probably fatally.

A former pillar of the community had recently been released for an asylum (he had been contained due to dementia) and presumably hanged himself in a barn.

From The San Francisco Chronicle, published September 29, 1883

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