Horrible Stabbing Affray in Lyle Hardware Saloon
HORRIBLE STABBING AFFRAY IN
LYLE HARDWARE SALOON.
On the 12th inst., a traveling desperado, named Hoffgard, in a drunken frenzy, plunged a huge knife into the body of an unoffending youth of 19 by the name of A. T. Thompson, gave it a malicious twist, withdrew the weapon and while deliberately wiping the blade declared he had "given him a good one" and would like to kill two or three more.
He was seized, securely bound and sent to Austin in charge of P. Nelson, Esq., where we trust his dangerous career may end.
The young man lies in a critical condition, another warning to young men to beware of the occasional glass.