IDAHO COUNTY FREE
APRIL 23, 1908
Duel at Warren
A duel to the death at close range was fought Tuesday
morning at old camp of Warren, between two miners, Steve Winchester and Richard
Hambly. The fight occurred at 10
o’clock and each party fired four shots.
Three of the shots fired by Winchester took effect and Hambly is dead.
Winchester is uninjured. The
guns used were the Iver-Johnson .38. Hambly
lived a short time after being shot.
The trouble dates back a couple of years when they
disagreed over a mining location. This
matter dealt with a re-location of the famous Rescue mine which first brought
Warren into prominence as a quartz camp. Hambly
located the mine and left Winchester out. When
he found that he could not hold the claim because of having left the army
without credentials of discharge, he abandoned the location and it was
re-located by Ira McGary.
At the last term of court, Winchester sued to quiet title
and was given a decree in his favor. Deputy
Sheriff Van de Venter came to Warren a few days ago to place Winchester in
possession. The duel took place
immediately upon the final step of possession.
As soon as the papers were served, Ira McGary went out to
Grangeville to consult an attorney. There
were three witnesses to the shooting and Hambly fired the first shot.
The deputy Sheriff and Winchester are now enroute to Grangeville.
APRIL 30, 1908
The trial of Steve Winchester, the man who shot Richard
Hambly in Warren, resulted in his acquittal.