Saturday, December 29, 2012

August Detlaf.

Little Murders:
From Defenders and Offenders:

August Detlaf.

"John Phillips and Skip Larking of Chicago, Ills., were shot and instantly killed on the evening of July 29, 1888, by August Detlaf, who is a Pole. The two men were on their way home from a ball game. The murder was a most unprovoked one and occurred in a general row among a number of Poles, precipitated by some jesting remarks made by Phillips and Larkin. During the affray, Detlaf appeared on the scene suddenly, with a 44 caliber revolver and deliberately shot the two men alluded to."


Defenders and offenders. New York: D. Buchner & Co., 1888.


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