Randall’s Transfer on the Roosevelt road on Friday, Charles Hanlin was
shot and instantly killed by Tom Little.
The latter had a hearing and was discharged on the ground that the
killing was justifiable.
men came out from Roosevelt together, where they had been employed.
The company for which Little worked, it seems, owed Hanlin, and the
latter thought Little should pay the account.
They were drinking together and the subject of the debt came up in
the saloon. The testimony at
the hearing showed Hanlin was disposed to be ugly over the matter.
left and went to where he had pitched camp, being followed by Hanlin.
The latter, upon arriving at the camp, walked over to a tree some
30 yards away, where his gun was standing.
He picked up the weapon, according to the evidence, and fired at
Little. The latter thereupon
secured his gun and fired twice at Hanlin.
ON shot pierced his heart and the other struck him in the abdomen.
Death was instantaneous.
was no justice of the peace of other officer authorized to hold inquest
and the people elected a man name Jones to officiate.
He heard the testimony of those having knowledge of the affair and
turned Little loose on the ground that the homicide was justifiable.
is known of the antecedents of Hanlin.
He had been in Roosevelt for two years, but none knows where he
came from or where he may have had relatives.
He was 45 years old
home is in Boise, where he has a family living on North Sixth street.