Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
LITTLE Ol NEW YORK.
New York, May 3r-It must be
admitted that in New York one
cannot take the tube uptown,
standi with a .throng (5n some
street corner and see bandits de
strqyed in their lair by means of
revolvers, rifles, cannons and dy
No, to find?that soft of a real
up-to-date, busyc little &tyt 'one
has to gQ to Earls 4earr pic
Yef Ne,w York"is not deadly
dull, Sordetimes the man in the
street gets a run jor his money,
if he keeps his eyes open,
There yas thcsiegc of Paul
Kelly's glnfbtfng fortress, and its
capture by the ppliqe, for in-
stance. Neither Kelly nor any of
his henchntenwasisnt skyward
ti r " ' -'J-'J ' '
on the wirlgsof dynamite, the cop
pers did all their work with a few
plain axes and crowbars, yet did
the event make a pretty picture
and lots of excitement?
Orily a couple of months aeo
LKelly hadbeen raided. Since that
invasion 01 ms premises nei naa
equipped ,his mansion in Seventh
av. with siege doors something
like a safe has, s,o far as solidity
and impregnability are concern-
ed. They were of heavy beams
and timbers, riveted and bolted.
There were jnagy spppers. Part
of. the flock wenjEtQ the back, part
reached the ro1?f from an adjoin
ing building. Therest beat on the
front door and demandedjfdmit
tance. There was no such thing
tg be had- Klly was not receiv
ing cajlers And then bangl
bang;! crasns tnud!
From all directions people
came running and stood
agape, at a respectful dis
tance, as the brawny police
men used their axes and
sledges on KellyVfront door.
It was 20 minutes before they
hurt it much. Then it began
to go and they were inside.
The smashing and crashing
instantly began again, for
the stairway was guarded by
more, "icebox" doors. And
agaijthere were more, at the' ,
entrance to tne gamming
rooms on the top floor.
It was a sweatings weary)
but triumphant squad of po-l
licemen that came downto1
the street with 20 prisoners,
I 10,000 poker chips and sey-
eral roulet tables.