John J Joyce

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John J Joyce - ARRESTED JOYCE CAS Tn the arrest of Joseph...
ARRESTED JOYCE CAS Tn the arrest of Joseph Murphy, a - ew xork bartender, in Buffalo. N, Y., last night, the police believe thev nave tn custody the man who struck and killed John Joyce, of West Rail read street, in E., A. Burke's saloon, on Lackawanna avenue. Scranton, early yesterday morning. Murphy is said to have three bruised knuckles on his right hand and to answer the description description of Joyce's assailaiut. as furn ished by the bartender in tho saloon. The police say that Murphy haa told several conflicting stories and was very norvous after he was taken in tow by a Buffalo detective. The Scran ton bartender and a Scranton police cincer lelt this afternoon for Buffalo to identify the slayer if ho should be tne gamy party. Murphy admitted naving been in scranton on Monday, The Scranton police are relylnc much cn the fact that the man's knuckles are skinned. They believe that the man who struck Joyce such a tellin? blow mi:st have marked his hand. Joyces nose was fractured by the blow. ' . Despite the fact that a susnect has c - een arrested In Buffalo, the Scran ton police will continue their hunt. A description cf the man has been sent to the police all over the country. No motive for the killing, other than a hot - headed quarrel after an art'iimeiit over the amount of money or. which a woman can live, has been unearthed. Joyce and his companion entered luirkes saloon shortly after midnight just about the time the pro prietor was leaving tor his home, una of the men joked with him about a cat that had made the barroom his homo. The bartender, George Rock - weller, paid no attention to the men am; did not know they were Quar reling, he says, until the stranger tore otr Ms coat ard struck Joyce. Joyce's identity was established by reporter from a card of the Clear - view mine union, made out in the name of Edward Joyce and signed by Patrick itiiskwell, secretary. Tho reporter reporter awakened Mr. Baskvvcll at 1:30 yesterday morning and was directed to the homo of Edward Joyce, whom the police believed was the dead man ,Ir. Joyce was alive and well, but said he had given his union card to his brother from I'ittston, n - ho ra; - to get bim a job here. The Scranton man hnd been out of work since the Clear - view mine was closed a month ago and he vas to make arrangements for his brother to move here from Scranton. After spending the evening with hti brother, Joyce started back to thifl city. His brother accompanied him part way and left him near the car line at a point called Bull's Head. No one knows where he met the man v.h - - late: - killed him. Tho arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.

Clipped from Pittston Gazette01 Apr 1915, ThuPage 1

Pittston Gazette (Pittston, Pennsylvania)01 Apr 1915, ThuPage 1
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