In 1914, Oscar C. Johnson, deputy sheriff, was called to Stillwater the previous morning to bring Anthony Korsthorst to Jamestown. When Johnson came to the house where Korsthorst lived, he found the owner, Ellis Hamilton on the couch with numerous scalp wounds and covered with blood. He went upstairs and found Korsthorst with his coat and shoes off, lying on the bed. The sheets were smeared with blood and Korsthorst also had numerous wounds. As near as could be learned a quarrel was started.Korsthorst hit Hamilton over the head with a chair. The started a battle royal and Hamilton repaidKorsthorst with a crack over the head with a shotgun. Johnson said that Hamilton was in a worse condition than Korsthorst, who was taken to the city and locked in the jail.