Chief Sam B. Boyd Has Narrow Escape
Chief Sam B. Boyd, of Knoxville, Tenn., recently had a narrow escape from injury or death while he was a passenger on a railroad train bound from Elkmont to Knoxville. It was Sunday night and when the train was within half a mile of Maryville some miscreant standing on a bank alongside the track fired a shot which went through the car, the bullet crashing through the glass window close to Chief Boyd’s head and about on a level with his eyes. He and other passengers near him were covered with fragments of glass. The bullet must have passed out of the car through the open window on the other side as it could not be found in the car. It happened that the car in which Chief Boyd was riding was dark owing to some trouble with the lights and it is believed the man or boy who fired the shot, thought that the car was unoccupied and had no intention of injuring any one.