A Shooting Scrape At Emporia

Last Thursday evening, in John Campbell’s billiard hall, Frank Gatewood made a murderous assault upon David Campbell, a young man, brother of the proprietor, which ended in the discharge of a load of shot from a shot gun in the hands of Gatewood through the left forearm of John Campbell, the proprietor, who in turn knocked Gatewood down, and David Campbell stamped him, breaking his nose and otherwise disfiguring his countenance.  Drs. Jacobs and Trueworthy dressed the wound of Campbell, which proved to be quite a serious one, one of the bones being badly shattered.  Gatewood’s wounds were dressed by Dr. Nellis.  His face was badly swollen.  He was placed under arrest, but as he was not able to appear in court next morning, his examination was postponed until next Monday.  It is all the effects of bad whiskey and dissipation.  The Emporia Ledger, Emporia, Kansas.  May 23, 1878.  Page 1.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.