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SENSATIONAL WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD
BREAKS OUT ON SOUTH SIDE
War has broken out in the South
A fight rivaling that of the notor
ious feud on the East Side in New
York, which culminated in the mur
der of Herman Rosenthal, is in prog
ress in the bad lands of our own city.
An enmity between two politically
strong saloonkeepers is said to be
behind the vendetta.
Saturday morning, August 30, Jim
my Kelly, gangster, was found mor
tally wounded in front of his home,
2300 S. Wabash avenue.
Kelly, who was also known as
Fletcher, was formerly leader of the
stockyards gang. When the feud be
tween the two saloonkeepers broke
Jimmy drifted away from the old
He formed the Archer avenue
gang. Then the fight began. Kelly
knew the stockyards gang was after
him. The word had gone out. But
he flaunted them. He went careless
ly through the streets.
The night before 'he was shot down
Jimmy, in a hilarious mood, met
some of the "bunch." But he was
feeling good and he joined the ene
my's party in a downtown cafe.
The stockyards gang had made a'
killing in a crap-game. And they in
sisted on buying-drinks.
Then they insisted on driving Jim
my home.' The party got 'into the
big machine and went on. When they
arrived in front of his house two of
the men helped him out. A curse was
heard,.something flashed and Jimmy
fell to the ground.
Jimmy's young wife, standing in
the window, heard the shot.. She
understood. They had kept their
word. They had gotten Jimmy. She
didn't cry out. She went silently to
a telephone and called an ambulance.
At the hospital the police of the
Twenty-second street station Ques
tioned him. He wouldn't talk.
"O, the double crossers,J' he cried,"
wait'll I'get out."
Then the truth was told him. He
couldn't live. He sent for a. priest.
"Won't you tell now?" asked the po
lice. "No," answered Jimmy, grimly.
"Affairs like ours shouldn't be drag
ged into court. Courts are only fqr
the white collars that are afraid to
scrap it out like men. If I die some
one will get the guy that did it."
His wife, sitting by the bedside,
swore vengeance. Then Jimmy died.
Now it is rumored that the powers,
for whom Jimmy operated, have put
a price of $1,000 on the head of his
The remainder of the Archer ave
nue gang are laying in wait for the
stockyards band. Another murder is
Four arrests have been made so
far. Eugene Gary, alias Gene Mc
Garry, who is said to have succeeded
Kelly as the leader of. the stockyards
gang, was taken into custody. He
was immediately taken out on $5,000
Joseph Herrman, chauffeur, and
Johnny Ganey, who is said to have
hired the "death car," are also sus
pected. The police are looking for Johnny
Flannigan, Bert Coffey, Tommy Dil
lon, Bill Henney (alias Keating), and
Pudge Sherry, all notables of the dis
trict, for witnesses.
Friends of the dead man are sought
in the hope that they will violate the
Taw of tiie underworld and tell who
shot their pal.
Barber to Man in Chair The boss
fines me a quarter when'I cut a cus
tomer's face. But I don't care today
just won $2. Fun. ,
Billy A girl shouldn't marry a
man unless she knows all about him.
Milly If she knew all about him she
wouldn't want to "marry him I