A Tragic Street Fight
Steele Scrapbook - September 6, 1885
A TRAGIC STREET FIGHT.
Administering the Sacrament to a Murdered Man on the Highway.
alias "Bull" Flaherty, a packing house hand, was drunk yesterday
and while passing the residence of Thomas Ryan, at 4,712 Loomis Street,
insulted Ryan and challenged him to a fight. Ryan approached Flaherty.
The latter then drew a revolver but the weapon missed fire. The men
grappled and while struggling Patrick Garrity, a friend of Ryan's,
attempted to separate them. Flaherty shot him and he fell. The fight
continued and a great crowd collected. Father Hayes was called and
Deviously Plundered From Alf