SHOOTING SCRAPE AT MT. ZION IN 1914 - Bullet Passed Through Boggs' Hat

(03/13/2010)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/31/1914.

From the reports we have of the affair it appears that a "kidding match" was in progress in the general store of Stemple & Gunn at Mount Zion, and Boggs is said to have made some remark to which Little took exception.

After a few words passed, it is alleged that Little went across to the home of Mr. Stemple and secured a revolver, then returned to the store and opened fire on Boggs.

The gun was snapped two or three times and finally one cartridge fired and the bullet passed through Boggs' hat a little ways above his head.

What the outcome of the affair will be is hard to determine.

The affair was reported to the authorities but we have not heard of any action being taken.

It is reported that Little has departed for parts unknown.


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