Disturbance at a Breckinridge Barbecue in Kentucky.
A YOUNG WOMAN SHOT – ATTEMPT TO LYNCH THE SHOOTER.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 1860.
At the Breckinridge barbecue, near Winchester, Clark county, Ky., yesterday, a young man, son of Dr. West, of Bath county, being prevented by a gentleman named Scott from rushing to the dinner table reserved for ladies, drew a pistol and fired at the latter. West missed his aim, but, unfortunately, the shot took effect in the face of Miss Emma Hickman, inflicting a serious wound. The conduct of West so enraged the crowd present that they seized him and made three attempts to hang him to a tree, when the sheriff of the county prevailed upon the mob to deliver the would-be murderer over to the law. West was subsequently taken to Winchester county and lodged in jail to await his trial.