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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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MANIAC KILLS FIVE BARRICADES HOME
' FIGHTS POLICE FOR HOURS DYNAMITE
FINALLYBRINGS BATTLE TO END
ers and picked off Officer Stewart
Dean with a deadly bullet. Dean died
almost instantly. Officers Crabtree,
Clements and Moran fell badly
wounded.
The maniac had barricaded the
doors and windows of his home. He
was strongly set for a siege. His aim
was almost perfect. The police were
up against a crack shot.
Capt. Westbrook obtained high
powered rifles and his officers, with
the assistance of about 200 armed
citizens, stormed the house. Mcln
tyre kept returning the fire from va
rious windows. His wife could be
seen handing over bullets.
Finally Capt. Westbrook ordered
tunnels dug underneath the house.
He threatened to dynamite the struc
ture if Mclntyre didn't surrender.
The maniac's answer was another
fusillade of shots.
Westbrook was seen to break away
from the crowd. In an instant he
appeared on the roo'f of the house
next door. Without any delay he
tossed a large hunk of something
into a window of the Mclntyre home.
With a loud report the structure
shook and partiality crumbled. Capt.
Westbrook had carried out his
threat to dynamite.
Police rushed into the house. Mrs.
Mclntyre was dead, all torn to pieces.
Her husband, though badly wound
ed, was still alive. He was too weak
to show any more fight.
He was taken to the Park avenue1
hospital, where he died.
Writing on the walls of the Mcln
tyre home claimed the maniac the
"King of the Negroes."
Thousands were attracted to the
scene of the five killings. Police were
forced to run lines to keep the crowd
out of reach of the madman's bul
lets. There was no lack of bravery
in the police action. The cops were
Five persons are dead, an unborn
0 baby is robbed of its chance to be
brought into the world and a half
dozen are seriously wounded as the
result of a thrilling gun, rifle and dy
namite battle between H. J. Mclntyre;
colored religious maniac, and his wife
and the police of the Warren avenue
station about 5 o'clock this morning.
It all took place at Mclntyre's
home, 320 N. Irving av. At 4:30 the
maniac set up a howl and started
shooting out his front window with
a high-powered rifle. His wife stood
at his side with a cartridge belt
about her waist. She was feeding
her husband the bullets. ,
Aroused by the shots, Alfred Math
ews, also colored, of 324 N. Irving av.,
stuck his head out his front door.
Mclntyre picked him off with a bul
let through the head. He dropped
dead.
Then Hampton Knox and his wife
Sadie, colored, who live four doors
north, came out of their home. Mc
lntyre turned his rifle on the pair.
Knox dropped like a log, dead. His
wife retreated, but was badly wound
ed by a bullet through her side.
And then probably the worst trag
edy of the affair happened. Mrs.
Jos. Overmeyer, who lives directly
back of Mclntyre, came to her back
fence. She was in a delicate condi
tion. The stork was expected at her
home very shortly. But everybody
looked alike to the raving maniac
0 He fired twice at Mrs. Overmeyer.
She dropped dead in her tracks. The
stork will not visit the Overmeyer
home.
A riot call was sent in shortly after
the first murder was committed. Cap
tain Wesley Westbrook, 'with two
wagon loads of police arrived on the
' scene. They stormed the house. Mc
lntyre, however, seemed prepared
or this He opened fire on the offic-
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