1895-01-01 - Lee Shelton
DEADLY DUEL: Frank Casey and John Kelly 1 Exchange Shots in a Saloon. Kelly Mortally, Wounded -: -: and I Casey Shot in the Shoulder. THE MZH QXTABKELED OVEB EMMA BEE, A "WOMAK OF ni-EEPUTE. ni-EEPUTE. ni-EEPUTE. 3asey Claims That Kelly Began the Assault Assault and That Ha Was Fired On Before Before He Drew His Own Revolver Kelly-Has Kelly-Has Kelly-Has Two Bullets in His Lungs and Will Die. . , . , . jnpromptu duel between two young i barbers took place at Henry Siegel's ., at 813 North Twelfth street, at 6 resulting: In the mortal wounding: of f the combatants and the serious ln-; ln-; ln-; of the other. Both are at the City taL airy over" the preference' of a woman ..ed Emma Bee. who keeps a sporting- sporting- re-rt re-rt re-rt at 706 North Twelfth street, is supped supped to be the cause of the trouble. The incipala in the affair are Frank Casey, ;ed 23 years, and John Kelly, aged 24, years. .sey lives with his mother, at 712 North 'elf th street. - Kelly lives at 1304 Morgan .eet. For some time bad blood has existed tween the (men. Meeting: at the saloon, flly drew lila gun and fired at Casey, ln-fncting ln-fncting ln-fncting a superficial wound in the' back, a sey also- also- drew, his weapon and fired two hots at Kelly, both of which struck him in the back and penetrated the lungs. The men were taken to the Dispensary and examined by Dr. Kearney and forwarded forwarded from there to the City Hospital. Casey's wound was pronounced not se-; se-; se-; rtous , by Pr, Iar.ka. -It.. -It.. 1 a. 'superficial wound in the left shoulder. Kelly is dan- dan- .- .- gferously hurt. The balls entered in the rear of the right shoulder and pentrated the lung: region. A plaster jacket was put '- '- . - - --' --' --' on. Kelly was suffering- suffering- great pain when a reporter for the Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch called, at 9:30 a. m. He was not inclined to talk, on ac count of his suffering:, merely saying that both he and Casey were drunk, or, at least. far gone in liquor. CASEY'S ACCOUNT. Casey was found In his cell on the ground floor. He pretended to be asleep for a few minutes, but finally became talkative and described the duel graphically, showing - as well aa he could the position they were in when Kelly received what may prove - to be mortal wounds. At first he said that the shooting was a piece of skylarking, but he afterwards admitted that it was ; about a woman. Casey is a fairly intelligent mulatto. I "Yes, mister, there was. ft,- ft,- woman in the case," said he. "It was a''ut Emma Bee. , She is a sort of sporting woman that lives near where I do. 712 North Twelfth street, "Lee Shelton, John Kelly and I were at Emma Bee s house an hour before the : shooting occurred. Emma was not there. Kelly was feeling frisky and to frighten the girls he shot off his pistol. We stayed about an hour and went back to the sa- sa- "-. "-. "-. loon at 1201 Gay street. Emma went back home and heard about Kelly shooting off his pistol in her house. She was mad. She . came running back to the saloon and began chewing the rag with Kelly about the mat ter. Kelly sassed her back. They had it up and down, each one cursing at the other for ten or fifteen minutes. When she was gone I and Lee Shelton got to asking Kelly what he shot off his pistol in the house for. He was half drunk and so was I. Kelly got mad, but I did not believe he meant any harm. LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLE. ""I was off at one corner of the bar talk ing to Lee Shelton when he came behind me and caught my right hand. I looked around and saw that he was drawing his pistol. Then I got scared. We tusseied for two or three minutes, but I couldn't get my hand loose. I tried to keep him from getting out his gun, but was no good with my left hand. He finally put the pistol to my back and fired, still holding my right hand with his right. " "In the row we raced up and down the whole saloon. Everybody else cleared out of the way. I broke loose as soon as Kelly - shot me. He then got scared and Jumped : over the bar. As he did so, I firedat him twice. Then somebody came andtook my gun and the police arrested us." Casey refused to tell what had occurred s at Emma Bee's house before Kelly fired i his pistol. C He denied that Kelly shot at anybody there. Casey admitted that he was on very Intimate' terms, at Emma Bee's place, but tie was asked if it were not true that as jealous of Kelly's frequent visits , he maintained a stubborn silence. DEAD IN THE WOODS.