Loose Pistol Belt

Monday morning John Childs met with a serious accident near George Ferris’ ranch in Carbon County. He was out about a mile from the ranch when his horse began to pitch. He was wearing a loose pistol belt, with the hammer of the pistol resting upon a cartridge. The point of the pistol turned up, the hammer of the pistol struck on the cantle of the saddle, exploding the cartridge, the bullet entering at the point of the right shoulder blade, coming out at the top of the shoulder, completely shattering the bone at the shoulder joint. He was brought to Rawlins and is receiving every attention at the residence of his brother-in-law, Hon. George Ferris.

The Black Diamond (Carbon, WY) Thursday, May 3rd, 1891