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Gallagher Killed in Bed-1902


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Date: 8/31/2019 at 20:22:16

Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Jul 02, 1902, Manchester, IA, Page: 3

Gallagher Killed in Bed

James Gallagher was murdered in bed and his wife was given a dose of chloroform from the effects of which it is believed she cannot recover. The crime was committed at River Junction, where Gallagher lived. Although the house was robbed of a gold watch and $17, it is believed the murder was incited by a desire for revenge. The murderer in order to fire a bullet into Gallagher’s ear reached across two children who were sleeping with Mr. And Mrs. Gallagher. The little ones slept on in spite of the shot and the murder was not discovered until the next morning, when Gallagher’s hired man arose and began an investigation to ascertain while his employer was not astir. Bloodhounds were placed on the trail of the murderer and Charles Holliday was arrested. A crowd tried to lynch Holliday, but officials spirited him away to Iowa City. Holliday is also known as Harry Moore.


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