DAILY STATESMAN – BOISE, IDAHO
ON THE SALMON
Miners Enter Into a Conspiracy to Kill Their Partner – They Quarrel
Over the Details of the Proposed Murder and One of the Men is Shot –
The intended Victim Appears on the Scene and Perforates the Other
to the Statesman)
DEC. 5 – A fatal shooting affray occurred on Salmon River, two miles
above Fiddle creek. Halford,
Hepps and O’Brien were working a claim.
Halford supplying the
grub and the others doing the work.
O’Brien and Hepp, it is said, conspired to do away with Halford
when he returned with a load of supplies.
Hepp and O’brien got into a wrangle over the conspiracy.
O’Brien shot Hepp, killing him instantly.
coming up, took the gun away from O’Brien.
O’Brien then ran for a gun in self defense. Halford shot him through the hips. Halford went to Mount Idaho and gave himself up.
is said to be a man of hard character, having had several disputes in
Spokane and the Coeur d’Alenes. The
preliminary examination of Halford will be held tomorrow.