Julius Muret, A FATAL SHOOTING SCRAPE near Ashland, Clark County, Kansas Hosted by RootsWeb, the oldest & largest FREE genealogical site. Click here to visit RootsWeb.
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The Western Star, July 4, 1885.


A fatal shooting scrape occurred this morning about five miles southwest of town, which resulted in the killing of Julius Muret, and wounding of Ira M. Lindley by Wm. Kirchival. Kirchival came to town about 9 o'clock this morning in company with C. G. Clounch and gave himself up to Sheriff Sughrue, and told what he had done. Drs. Parks and Taylor, in company with Deputy Sheriff Andy Wade, went to the scene of action. Our reporter, in company with Chas. Graham was soon on the ground where the difficulty occurred and found the dead man laid out on a bed and the wounded man suffering considerably with an ugly wound in his left arm.

No preliminary hearing has been had and the coroner's inquest will be held this afternoon, so we cannot give the particulars of the affair. But it seems the difficulty arose over a "claim" which both parties wanted. This morning Julius Muret, Ira M. Lindley, C. G. Clounch and William Kirchival met on the disputed claim when a difficulty arose, during which Kirchival drew his revolver, a 32 caliber, and shot Muret twice in the breast, one ball entering the breast and killing him instantly. He then shot Lindley in the arm, near the elbow. The doctors were unable to find the ball, but after careful examining the wound, think it is not necessarily dangerous.

The deceased was about 65 years old and leaves a wife and two small children. We expect to give full particulars next week. - (reprinted from The Clark County Clipper.)

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Michael Sughrue, Sheriff of Clark County, Kansas.

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