|The Shot Proved Fatal
The news reached this place last friday afternoon about 5 o'clock that A. Struve
of Shovel Mountain had accidentally shot himself. Physicians went
at once, but failed to locate the ball, which entered his left side
just below the heart. An Xray machine was brought into use, but
of no avail.
From all reports it appears that Judge Struve
had decided to go hunting, and was in the act of removing the gun ( a
.22 target) from the rack when the fatal shot was fired. He
passed away Sunday afternoon about 5 o'clock, and was laid to rest in
the family grave yard near his home. [Shovel Mountain Cemetery]
Esq. Struve left
Germany at the age of 14 years and came to Texas in 1848. He has
been a resident of Burnet county 35 years and has served the people of
Shovel Mountain as Post Master and Justice of the Peace since 1884, and
was a valuable man to his community in various ways. He was
married the second time only two months ago, and leaves six boys to
mourn his loss, four of which are in Hale county, one in Gonzales and
one in this county.
Our sympathy is extended to the heart-broken relatives and friends.