Hat In Hand


Wm. Bennett, of the Bennett & Daily restaurant at Valley City, shot and killed Miss Jennie Daily in their restaurant and then turned the weapon against himself and ended his existence. The tragedy occurred shortly after midnight and is supposed to have been the result of jealousy.

Mrs. Bennett, who is an invalid, heard the first shot of the awful tragedy, and then fainted so that she saw nothing but the sequel.

Bennett is said to have fired six shots at Miss Daily and sufficient took effect to end her lift. Then he turned the revolver upon himself and both are dead.

Bennett was heard to enter the woman's room and say: "Well, Jennie, you have fooled me for the last time," and then began shooting. She was shot six times and died almost instantly.

Bennett shot himself in the forehead and lingered four hours before dying.

He and Miss Daily had been in the restaurant business for many years. Both were middle aged.

Bismarck Tribune, 6/23/1902

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