Ray Antrobus accidentally shoots girl

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Ray Antrobus accidentally shoots girl - Father, Sons, Fight Side by Side at Dance Party...
Father, Sons, Fight Side by Side at Dance Party in Residence Turns Into Come-All-Ye, Court Hears Hasty Exits Made Guests go Through Doors And Windows Without Opening Them Echoes of a free for all battle at the home of. Lo u | g Antrobus on Aberdeen avenue late Saturday night will come out In a hearing before Justice Benezc set for Friday afternoon. The court will hear the story of a battle In which John Swift and his son, Clyde, were al! who stayed erect on the floor anild a crashing of blows on heads and bodies, with chairs, automobile wrenches and cranks, hammers and other weapons. John Swift and his son, Clyde, were named In a warrant issued on complaint of Antrobus, but the Swifts declare that their belligerent attitude was all in self defense. It started during; a perfectly friendly neighborhood dancing party and was caused by the presence there of a woman to whom Mrs. Antrobus objected. Just what happened after that Is not clear, as events moved too fast to be recorded. According to the stories told by Antrobus and the two Swifts it was just one" mad whirl of wild excitement in which the best man could win and all others could do the best they could to save themselves. Wreck House, One man was thrown bodily through a closed window, the story goes. Another man was knocked through a door. Curtains were torn down, furniture smashed. It was an old fashioned come-all-ye where everybody cpuld be a challenger If lie wanted to be. There were no Marquis of Queensbury rules observed, and no weapons were barred. Someone peeled John Swift on the head with a hammer whereupon Swift found an ally in his own son who felled his father's assailant with his fist. The father was no mean fighter himself in the emergency. Chairs and other convenient weapons began to fly about and when police officers arrived, dispatched there by Justice Bcneze, a whom complaint was made late n the night, the place is said to have looked like a slaughter pen. It was a wreck that had been made of -he Antrobus home where, just a : ew hours before, the joyous dance had been started. Only Two Standing. • Justice Beneze said that the prospects are for the Issuance of several more warrants, as the Swifts are not*, exactly satisfied with being leld to blame. The Swifts told the Justice they self-defended themselves so effectively that when the tumult and the shouting had died down, the two Swifts stood on the floor In the recent ball room amid the ruins of what had once been a neatly furnished home, and father and son were alone. The two Swift allies had vanquished all others who had wanted to stay, but for the who na(1 wanted to stay, but for the most P art tne suests had retired in SOlTlftt.lmPR WitllAllf. Aunn tol*_ haste, sometimes without even taking the trouble to open windows through which they were to make their exits. a A of

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 27 Jan 1931, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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