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 - 7 Gangsters Fall Before Rival Guns (Continued...
7 Gangsters Fall Before Rival Guns (Continued from Page 1) a new outbreak of bootlegging hostilities but at first were unable to determine the identity of the raiding, gang. The List of Dead The list of dead and wounded as given out by the police: Peter Guscnberg, notorious gangster. Frank Gnsenberg, brother of Pete. James Clark, owner of the garage and brother-in-law of "Bugs" Mown. Arthur Hayes, North Side hoodlum. Arthur Davis, West Stde hoodlum. Frank Foster, Moran ftench- ' man. Al Weinshank, soft drink parlor proprietor. Today's slaying, In the form of a massacre, were something new In Chicago gang warfare. Before, the gangsters took their Victims lor a "ride," luring them Into automobiles and killing them, or else swept past in automobiles and raked their victims with gunfire, i . Never before, however, has one gong Invaded the stronghold of another, rounded up their victims and then calmly shot them to death. The slayers escaped today in approved gangster fashion, daslhng from the slaughter house to their waiting motor cars. Near O'Banlon Death Scene The slayers created a sensation In official circles. William P. Russell, commissioner of police; Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, county coroner, and Harry Stansburg, assistant state's attorney, were on the scene within a few minutes and took personal charge of the investigation. The scene of the slaying is within, a few blocks of two other sensational gang killings. The flower store where Dion O'Banion was killed among his roses and chrysanthemums is about two miles south of the Cartage company's office and it was near the flower store and across from Holy Name Cathedral that Hy- mio Weiss, another gang leader, and several others were mowed down by machine guns planted In an apartment overlooking the church, a year later. Two hours after the killings the bodies still lay in the shambles in the same positions in which they were found, while hundreds milled about outside the building as the officials started their inquiry. Police Declare War "This is the end of gangland in Chicago," Chief Russell declared as he looked at the bodies. "It's a war to the death now and no quarter given or asked by the police. Every policeman In Chicago is going to gel lus orders. We are going to start one of the greatest fights against crime this or any other city ever has seen The raids in which 3,000 were taken and put in Jail wont be in it with what we will do now." All the victims were well dressed In the pocket* ot one the police found $800 and mod of them wore expensive watches and jewelry. Five man apparently constituted the murderers. The five were seen to leave the garage after the shooting lugging along their weapon* without any attempt at concealing them. One man said he saw the five climb in to a oar that he thought was a police car stow their gunes in the rear anc drive awav. '

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 14 Feb 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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