1902-07-20 Aaron Newman Killed in Red Light District

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1902-07-20 Aaron Newman Killed in Red Light District - TllRiaiOF An Early Morning Row in SI, Paul's...
TllRiaiOF An Early Morning Row in SI, Paul's Bottom With Fatal ABOUT A NEGRO WOMAN and was considered a pretty bad man generally. In the red-light districts of the city he was particularly well known. Newman spent the major portion of his time In Shreveport, but he frequently visited other places. It is stated that he had been in thks city about a week before his dpath. There was the wi West sort of excitement at the scene of ihe tragedy this morning. ' Whenv a Times reporter reached the spot where Newman was killed the body- was stilt lying In the wine room of CJfarles Arena's reeort, where the tragedy occurred., The police are making an energetic attempt to catch Deskins and have hopes of running him to earth. s UATEH. v A Peterson who work at Henderson's iron works was an eye witness and confirms the story that Newman lost his life defending a negro woman, but adds thai, Newman was on top of Deskins when the latter shot Wm. TO HOLD OPEN MEETING Important Gathering of Carpen- ters District Council Newman Took Her Part When Sbe Was Abused and Was , Killed For His Interference- Siayer at Large ft. Paul Dottnm was the scene of a bloody tragedy early this morning. Aaron Newman, better known as Bully Newman, a yoiins man of good family, but shady reputation, was the victim. Newman was shot through the t;niich and Instantly killed by Bill Deskins, who, at last accounts, was still at large. The shooting occurred at 1:50 o'clock on Caddo street, near -the corner of Louisiana. Owing to the Intense excitement that pievaibd about the scene of the tragedy when a Times reporter reached there thl) morning It was almost impossible ti jet an Intelligent account of the killing. Conflicting stories were . told about the origin of I he shooting. One tale was to the effect thait Newman, who Is said to have been considerable of a bully, struck a negro woman during the progress of a row and Deskins, becoming terribly Incensed at this, drew his revolver and fired. The bullet entered the pit of Newman's stomach and he fell dead. Thvre Is still another story to'the effect that Deskins and a negress were having a row, when Newman Intcrfcr-red In the woman's behalf. When Deskins struck the negress, so the story goes, Newman knocked him down. While Deskins was on the ground he drew his revolver nnd fired. As It whs difficult to locate eye witnesses at the early hour at which the tragedy occurred, it . was ImiHisslble to verify either of these tales. . . Immediately after the shooting Dos-kins and the negress disappeared and the police are now hunting fw them. The name of the woman Is not known, but the police have a pretty good description of her. t irvklns Is a barkeeper by profession nnd is well known to the polee. ; ' . Newman was well known In Shreveport. He was the son of a well to do and highly respected merchant of Marshall, Tex,, hut kept bad, company. Dr. W. T. Bolllar. Rev. Cliutfe L. Jones ant Ron. Ca! D. Ricks Will Address tbo Audience An open meeting of the Carpenters District Council will be held at the Grand Opera Houee tomorrow night. , The objects of the organization will be expounded by able speakers and the differences between the carpenters and Builders' Exchange mado the subject qf several addresses. Among the orators of the occasion will be Kev. W. T. Boiling, Kev. Claud L. Jones and Hon. Cal D. Hicks. The following program has been arranged for the occasion. 1. Instrumental music. . 2. Prnye by Rt V. W. T. ' Boiling. 3. Statement of the objects of th meeting by B. P Mayhorn, presiding ofllcer. 4. Instrumental music. Address by Rev. Claud L. Jone;. Address by Judge Cal D. Hicks. Address by liev. W. T. Boiling. 8. "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," song by the entire audience. 5. 6. 7. A Five Persons Killed Chestervllltf, Ont,, July 19. As far as can bo learned today live persons were killed In a tornado last night and fifteen seriously Injured. ' The dead: JOHN KEAItNS. EHWAllD KMA.ItNS.' MISS MUKKOOil. MUS. NKIvSON II A UT. WIM.HM UKKKCKSTKAD. Today the country for miles around presents a scene of devastation. Jacksonville Strike Jacksonville, Flu.. July 1!.-The strike among the union liitiorrrs In thp building trncV-8 cimtlnues with no Immediate settlement In sight. There nrc now n,lout 2r00 people out. ? UCiTUCD .Washington, July 13. Forecast Louisianan Occasional show-J ers Sunday 'and Monday; light south winds. 4 East Texas Showers in south-'f .t fall" in northwest nortinm T fre?h south winds. a In Im-( of

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  1. The Times,
  2. 20 Jul 1902, Sun,
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