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A reader shares photos, details about a 131-year-old murder in Gallatin

Dear Editor:

About 30 years ago, my Uncle Ross Reno, lifelong farmer and resident of the community of Civil Bend, gave me a souvenir booklet of the Joe Jump/John Smith story entitled “Life, Trial, and Conviction of Joe Jump and John Smith Who Murdered Wm. C. Gladson, at Gallatin, Dec. 29, 1885, With Statements Made By Them.” The back page of the booklet says: “This booklet is reproduced by offset

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