witness to shooting in Fishkill

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witness to shooting in Fishkill - Aner unapp waa snot Drs. wnite and Conk-tins;...
Aner unapp waa snot Drs. wnite and Conk-tins; were sent for. They made an examination of the 'wound and found tbat tbe ball bad entered the throat at what is termed ' Adam's apple," and probing showed that it -had passed around on tbe left side of tbe neck and had probably lodged in some of tbe muscles of the neck. Dr. mack was called In yesterday, and in the presence of these physicians the wound waa again probed. The sufferer complains of pain in his right arm, which tbe surgeons aay Is caused by tbe ball having shattered tbe nerves which extend into that arm. The bullet pierced the windpipe. ivnapp was sun lying tbis afternoon in a room of the Mansion IloUbC, where be was carried after the shooting, and the doctors have forbidden his removal. In reply to a question he said he did not feel like talking, but, pointing to Fred Travis, who was in the room, he said: "That man will tell you all about 1C He was with me." Travis gave the account of the shontlnv aa rv. luted yesterday. Be said the other witnesses of the affray were Hiram Cbamplln. William Iiount, John Ackerly, John Naylor. William Ketcham, and Henry Ladue. KnaPD wa asked if he was under tha Influence of liquor during the struggle or before it occurred, and answered in tbe negative. He said tbat before he met Odell he waa at Knlffen's Hotel passlna- arouud refreshments for a nartv of ladles and gentlemen wbo bad arrived there from Cold Spring, and after Knlffen had closed his hotel he started to iro home and met Travia and some of tbe letter's friends near tbe pump by tbe Mansion House. It was while all stood there talking that Odell came on the veranda. The village people generally say tbat Odell had no earthly reason for shooting Knapp. He waa drunk, bad a revolver in bis pocket, and in his drunken raire be used it. Some say tbat Knapp knocked Odell down and then kicked and beat htm. and that as soon as be was able to get up Odell pulled out bis revolver and shot Knapp.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 25 Aug 1885, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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