Shooting at Mt. Zion on Christmas Eve in 1914


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

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 unknown.