|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle
Shooting Scrape at Mount Zion
Visitors in town Monday from Mount Zion brought word of a little shooting
scrape which occurred there Christmas eve in which Lawson Little and Jim
Boggs are alleged to have been the participants, the former the shooter
and the latter the shootee. 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