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Galveston Banner (Newspaper) - January 18, 1930, Galveston, Texas True stories achievement. Stories w. N. Ziff co. Got s. Dearborn st.,. Chicago foreign adverting repro amp Iii Ahvis $ clean fiction i human interest $ a 5 features 5 5 s illustrated feature Section january 18, 1930 pictures in the illustrated feature Section Wero Posca. Hen dwi6 or and do not depict principals unless to captioned. editor a moving picture a desperate and Clev a a ser band of criminals outwitted by a plucky heroine. By John Dodd. ring Harding a Tough character who was born and brought up along the Banks of the Quot mighty Mississippi River organized a band of Clever criminals he did not think that some Day he might have occasion to. Regret the dangerous step he had taken. But that was his Type the Type that Over estimates himself without regard to what tomorrow might produce in the nature of adversity. A nah has tug in Harding had bes in a Tough bet. He engaged in Fristic encounters in which he usually came out the Victor since he was considerably talented in that direction. Many people believed lie would Jack Johnson in a fair stand up and take it fight and had the powerful fellow trained strenuously the old House where the desperate and feared Harding gang met. It was Here that Margurte Miller encountered to hts gang Lead cry a wife and overpowered her to re see the kidnapped baby. The kidnapped baby whose pleasure was not in the least spoiled by the fact that it was perilously near death at the hands of the Harding gang. While others said lie could have whipped any Man in the world not Only Johnson but Dempsey wills and the Best of the lot. However it occurred to More sober minded thinkers that ring Harding was a cowardly brute who knew a very Little about pugilist find. Would never be Good enough to present a Clever showing in the ring against1 a Sucie amp Tiftic fighter. True Harding had beaten men with his Bare fists but he was never satisfied with an honorable Victory. When those men had fallen beneath the sledgehammer blows of his huge fists he would continue the work by kicking them in the face with his Leavy Soled shoes on the toes of which were steel plates and not infrequently. He broke some of his victims ribs a kicking the slats Quot out of them As gangsters say he was t a stand up toe to toe fighting Man. He was a rough House Butcher. The reputation he had earned for himself made people afraid of him. Consequently he had no difficulty in handling the members of his gang who Quot a no doubt were very much like any rate ring Harding s gang was known for Miles along the Mississippi and As much feared As Jesse Baines in tire Days that celebrated outlaw. When people heard a hat the Harding gang were a in their neighbourhood they assembled with shotguns and any other useful weapons that were available and awaited his arrival however there was a lot of malicious deeds Laid at Harding s door of which he was wholly innocent. Bing Harding was unscrupulous a in accomplishing his plans whenever he was in the least offended by any one such person could always expect a Terp be revenge. The daring gang Leader thought More of a smile in times of extreme danger than of a frown. So if one smiled in his Teeth when he was getting ready to inflict some great physical injury he would be More Likely to show mercy. There was an old abandoned building across the Road from lovers leap on the riverfront and this building which had All the windows knocked out and which was alive with huge rats that scurried across the unsubstantial walks frightening women was the Headquarters of the gang. Not that Confin cd on puce two the Stormy career of Jack Johnson no 12 text by Rolfe Dellon drawn by Fred b. Watson although in the midst of strangers Many of whom were Semi hostile toward Jack lie a was nol. Perturbed. After tile first few blows Burns realized that has Fate was doomed but he was game and fought with a gory head. About Midway the fight Jack began his Quot Golden smile taunting Burns mischievously for his personal insults before the flight. Burns so it lows were harmless while Jack hit Hini at not using his Quot i us Power i o prolong Burns s punishment in the fourteenth round when Jack had decided to put an end to Burns a misery the police inspection need the Light. It was apparent that Burns was but a suffering mass of a braised Wood. Jack now realized his greatest am Jitian Jack however returned to the United states a few Days after the Light. Upon his arrival in Chicago he received a tremendous ovation and was tendered banquets

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