Hand Shot Off

The Gazette
June 5, 1895

Wednesday, while Mr. E. S. Anderson was hunting north of Denton, Tex., he had the misfortune to meet with an accident which cost him his left hand.

He was hunting rabbits and was slipping up on one when he fell, throwing his left hand before him, and the gun, which was cocked, falling under him was discharged, the load, which was of small shot, entered his wrist and tore a hole through just at the joint. Mr. Anderson was taken to the house of Mr. D. H. Fry and a physician was summoned, who amputated the arm just above the wrist.

Mr. Anderson is a son of A. A. Anderson of this city, and only lately arrived here from Central America, where he has a position on the railroad from Puerto Barrios to Guatemala City.

Fortunately Mr. Anderson had been in the habit of taking out accident tickets whenever he went hunting or traveling and had not neglected to do so on this occasion.

Mr. Anderson is a son-in-law of Mr. J. M. Underwood, Sr., of this parish.

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