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Description: Attempt to Arrest Gambler Results in Three DeadDate: July 1 1882
Newspaper published in: Milan, TN
Page/Column: Page 6, Column 2
At Raton, N. M., June 26, an attempt by a deputy sheriff to arrest a gambler named Gus Mentzell was followed by a melee, in which Henry Moulton, a Justice of the Peace, Hugh Edelston, one of the proprietors of the Moulton Hotel, and S. H. Jackson; a saloon-keeper, were killed. Immediately after the killing Mentzell was seized by the enraged citizens and hanged to a sign over the Third National Bank.