Here is some information that I have on someone in my own line...If your people are related to this Herman Scoble...please let me know something about him and why this happened.
IDAHO DAILY STATESMAN; Mon, June 6, 1898: RANCHER SHOOTS AND KILLS A BOY AT MULDOON; Matthew Smitham the Victim of What Apprears a Cold-Blooded Murder---Officers in Persuit. Hailey, June 5--(special) Matthew Smitham, 18 years of age, was shot and killed this afternoon at Muldoon, 20 miles east of Hailey, by Herman Scoble, a rancher. The boy and his uncle, John Smitham, who were sheepmen, were packing their horses preparatory to moving camp when Scoble came along with a rifle and shot Smitham's shepherd dog. He then turned the rifle upon Smitham and fired, killing him. the sheriff is out after the alleged cold blooded murderer.