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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 1, 1889

Attempting to burglarize a cabin, he is mortally shot—betrayed by accomplice

William D. Kelly, alias Frank Murphy, was shot by Special Officer Webber, while making a burglarious entrance to the cabin of Michaely Krause, at Black Diamond, about 10 o’clock Monday night.

Kelly, who was a young man not over 30 years of age, came to Black Diamond from New York City a little over a year ago. Since that time he has been employed, off and on, by Thomas F. Smart, who has the contract for getting out timbers for the Black Diamond mines. He bore a hard name in camp and it was generally believed that he was an ex-convict. (more…)

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