A SAD SCENE AT THE DINNER TABLE
By S. C. Turnbo
The following account of a cold blooded murder committed during war time was dictated to Mr. W. L. Ridinger by Isaac Milum and Mr. Ridinger mailed the account to the writer at Protem Mo. January 30, 1895.
"In the year 1863 Moze Hopper was living near where the town of Harrison Arkansas now is. One day at noon in the year named, Mr. Hopper was seated at the dinner table at his home when two men rode up and dismounted and came into the house and one of them says to him "Is your name Hopper" to which the man replied in the affirmative and without further interrogation one of the men drew a revolver and shot him. Hopper was a large man and as he sank backward in the chair in a dying condition the chair broke down and the murdered man fell to the floor."
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