A terrible tragedy occurred at Hempstead day before yesterday. Richard C. Chambers, deputy sheriff, was shot dead by Stephen W. Allchin. The trouble arose over a newspaper article written by Allchin condemning certain public acts of the deputy sheriff, and his father-in-law, Sheriff McDade.

"Richard C. Chambers, deputy sheriff, shot dead by Stephen W. Allchin", San Antonio Daily Light, Friday, April 6, 1888, p. 1