WALSH MURDER 2

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col oppo Poe'of- Poe'of- r in the wot three tbe that livery and works, were New partly Ex 103. Ill) 2 1(4 314 lij 4 i lt 9(i CRIME AND CASUALTIES Murder at Scranton Terrible Tragedy in a Groggery. Scranton, Pa., Sept. 24. A horrible tragedy took place at 8 pert Hill, one of the suburbs of this city, at about twelve o'clock last night, when a Tonne man, named Michael Walsh, was murdered at a notori ous saloon kept by a character named Red Biddy, whose son J. J. O'llalley, committed the datuoable deed. The murdered man had been drinking at the place during tbe eveuing, and as the Lhour irrew lata IxiraniM boisterous and was put out. He then endeavored to re-enter, re-enter, re-enter, when the door waa dosed in his face, aud young O'Malley, going upstairs, took up gun loaded with buckshot, and aiming from tho second story window, literally tore on the top of Walsh's head. He fell ou the doorstep, and his blood and braim were splashed on tbe threshold. He lingered iu a slste of uueousciouatiess until noon to-day, to-day, to-day, when he expired. Walsh, who was about thirty years old, loaves a wife and child to mouru his fate. His murderer, J. J. O Mai ley, is about tnenty-to tnenty-to tnenty-to years of age. He was arrested at dawn this morning, and had a prelimi nary hearing before Squire Warner, who commit ed htm to stand his trial on the charge of willful murder. : lie seemed ill at esse, and saiu be lit not intend to take Walsh's life. He says that Walsh com menced an assault on lbs windows of the saloon with stones I fore the fatal shot waa red. Red Biddy, the murderer's mother, was weeping at his door, and said boy would ot barm a child. This evening threats are openly indulged n th t it O'Malley escapes the hangman's bul tor it will I to meet a more terrible fate. Tbe saloon which formed the scene of the tragedy has for many years been known as most disreputable deu aud one of tin vilest groggeries iu the coal fields. to He to fcx-l'resuient J" J to T

Clipped from The York Daily25 Sep 1877, TuePage 4

The York Daily (York, Pennsylvania)25 Sep 1877, TuePage 4
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