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COOanCCIIiE THIJRSDY - a CHINESE WAR IN NEWYORKSTREET - - V I Ssi r fft Hjghbinder Hostilities Between 1 Hip Sings and On Longs Be gin With a Bloody Battle Special Dispatch to the VChrflhlcIe NEW YORK January 24 It was 2 oclock this afternoon when a party of Chinese entered the hallway of a tenement at 2S and 30 Pell street A revolver shot was heard quickly followed by another Chinese tumbled out of the entrance a dozen of them at the first jump Each had a gun and In less time than It takes to tell it a battle was on The Chinese dodged Into areaways and used them as shelters from which to shoot Their forces were also equally divided oh both sides of the street In all twenty men engaged In the battle which lasted fifteen minutes Two Chinese were killed two more are dying and two are Badly wounded Theshooting - np of a half block on Pell street marked the outbreak of war between the On Long Tong and Hip Sing Tong From big navy revolvers bullets flew about Pell street in all directions In the buildings about Pell street the windows were smashed by lerfden missiles piers were knocked out of brickwork and pedestrians fled for their lives Upward of 100 shots were flred by representatives of both factions All the Chinese shot were members of the On Long Tong of which old Tom Lee the so - called Mayor of Chinatown is a grand sachem The On Long Tongs say the trouble was begun by the Hip Sing Toiig in revenge for the killing of four of their members in a Chinese theater on Doyers street last August The dead Chinese were Chlng Yeng and Lee Soon both of Mott street Seven Chinese were arrested and gave the following names Tom Ling May Boo Tom Yung George Tow Lou Way Charles YoUng and Louis Low Mock Duck Is believed to have imported San Francisco hatchetmen for the present war of

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 25 Jan 1906, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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