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An Account of the Great Chinese Riot and Massacre in Los Angeles typescript
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Typescript of Judge Widney's account of the riot and massacre of Chinese in Los Angeles, based on the trial of 10 people indicted for the murders, which took place in front of Widney as Judge of the District Court of the Seventeenth Judicial District for Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The massacre was the result of a shootout between several Chinese men over the kidnapping of a young Chinese woman, that led to a shootout with police and the death of a civilian. As a result, a mob of rioters forced the Chinese out of the Coronel Building, where they had been hiding, to a makeshift gallows. 18 Chinese were murdered. A grand jury returned 25 indictments but only 10 men stood trial.
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