Galveston Daily News
May 15, 1874
The “Weatherford Times” contains an item from Fort Griffin:
TOM ATWELL shot and killed a man named BRYANT at Camp Cooper, five miles north of Fort Griffin, on the 18th. Both were cattle men and the difficulty was about branding a yearling. They had a quarrel, and would have fought, but were separated by a Mr. LARNE / LARN. Soon after, however, ATWELL got hold of his gun and shot BRYANT, who was unarmed at the time. Mr. Larne tried to arrest Atwell and fired two or three shots at him, but he escaped, and is still at large.
Parker County: From the Times: On Saturday last, at the residence of G. W. SHULTZ on Boon’s Creek, southeast corner of Jack County, ROBERT CANTRELL stabbed Mr. SHOOK. A difficulty had previously existed between the parties, and meeting at the house of Mr. Shultz that morning, ..when Cantrell stabbed Shook in the back, the knife penetrating the abdomen. The wound was pronounced fatal by the attending physician. Shook was a good citizen, industrious and sober, and was in the act of retreating when stabbed. Cantrell has fled but parties are in pursuit.
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