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The Morning Olympian
The Morning Olympian
Contributed by ClaraJacobson2841e2

Description: A Neighborhood Row at Scott's Lake

Date: January 2 1900

Newspaper published in: Olympia

Source: microfilm


It Will Engage Justice Schomber This Afternoon

The results of a neighborhood quarrel that took place on Scott's lake, near South Union, on Christmas day will be investigated by Justice of the Peace Schomber this afternoon. The case comes before the justice in the shape of a complaint sworn to by Fred Green, who charges Robert Nicholson with shooting at four boys on that day, the youngsters being Arthur Green, George Green, Thomas Pearce and Terrance Pearce, without provocation. It is also charged that on the following day Nicholson threatened to do bodily harm to Ralph Pearce and his son, Terrance Pearce. It appears from what can be learned that Scott's lake is a favorite hunting resort for the boys of that neighborhood and that Nicholson, who lives on its banks, is annoyed greatly thereby. On Christmas the boys as usual were hunting on the lake and it is said Nicholsoon fired the contents of a shotgun at them and the shot fell all around them. For his part Nicholson says he fired over their heads to scare them away. The next day Ralph Pearce and his son were hunting on the same lake and it is alleged Nicholson told them if they did not at once desist he would shoot them. It is known that as a result of this the elder Pearce and Nicholson almost came to a personal encounter. Justice Schomber at 1 o'clock today will endeavor to get at the straight of the whole matter and mete out justice accordingly.

Submitted: 03/05/09

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