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Zach Mulhall arrested for shooting three men

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Zach Mulhall arrested for shooting three men

Posted: 15 Feb 2008 2:59PM GMT
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Appears in "The Wapanucka Press" 23 June 1904, Wapanucka, Johnston County, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma

MULHALL FOR MURDER

Noted Oklahoma Character Under Arrest for Shooting Three Men

St. Louis: Zach Mulhall, livestock agent of the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad, shot three men. One of them, an innocent bystander named Ernest Morgan, is believed to have been fatally wounded. He was shot in the abdomen. The other men are Frank Reed, boss hostler of the Wild West show, and Johnny Murrah, one of the cowboys. They are being cared for at the emergency hospital on the World's Fair grounds.

The doctors say that Morgan will die. Frank Reed was shot in the arm and in the right side of his neck. Murrah, who is eighty five years of age, was shot in the abdomen. The shooting was the culmination of some trouble between Mulhall and Reed over the question of authority. The shooting occurred at the entrance of the show just at the conclusion of a performance while the Pike was crowded with people and great excitement was caused. Mulhall was locked up and bail was refused.

Bad feeling has existed for some time between Mulhall and Reed. The latter says it was because Mulhall tried to run things, although he was only an employee, like Reed.

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