The Lamoni Chronicle
August 27, 1905

Tom WILLIAMS was shot in the mouth with a 32-caliber revolver, in the hands of Jim TRAVIS, at Travis' home, five miles northeast of Bethany, last week. The bullet passed through Williams' upper lip and knocked three teeth out. The ball glanced, doing no farther damage. Information has been filed, charging Travis with felonious assault. It seems that there had been trouble between the men before; Travis is a brother to Williams' wife, and Williams and his wife had been parted for some time, having effected a reconciliation a few days before the shooting. Words over family affairs of the Williamses lead to the shooting.

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May 7, 2003

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