Jim Harris Gets His

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JIM HARRIS GETS HIS

Late Saturday afternoon another shooting took place in Elvins in which Joe Gould was shot in the leg and Jim Harris received a bullet through the body, the latter probably a fatal wound.

The trouble is said to have arisen by Harris creating a disturbance in a saloon where Gould is tending bar. Gould ordered him to keep quiet or get out. A quarrel ensued during which time both men drew revolvers. Harris usually carried a large six-shooter, but in this case seemed to have only a derringer. Gould fired five shots, two taking effect as above stated. Gould's wound was only slight, and he was out next day. Harris is said to have very little chance for recovery.

Jim Harris is one of the two surviving members, on their side, of the noted Harris-Dooley feud which began at Doe Run picnic in August 1900. In that battle his father and one brother were killed, and Jim and Bill were badly wounded; old man Dooley was killed out right and John Dooley so badly wounded that he died some months later. Two years afterwards Bill Dooley shot and killed Bill Harris on a train at Rock Springs. Bill is now near death's door, from consumption, at the Farmington Insane Asylum, where he was sent three or four years ago, hopelessly insane.

Something over a year ago Jim Harris shot and killed Dan Sparks in the rear of a saloon at Elvins. His trial was to have come up at the present term of court and he was out on bond. -- Lead Belt News.

Published by THE BONNE TERRE REGISTER, Bonne Terre, St. Francois Co. MO, Fri. May 24, 1907.


NOTE: We've been advised that Jim Harris didn't "get his" after all.  He recovered and lived until Saturday, August 19, 1939, when he died aged 77 years 3 months 17 days.

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