Two boys 18 years old, in Wichita, had a fight, and the smaller, John Chapman, struck the other, Frank Lacie, with a base ball bat, fracturing the latters skull, and then escaped.  Lacie will probably die, and Chapman is well started for a dime novel cover.  The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas.  January 25, 1878.  Page 3.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.