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Higgins Building to Add Two Floors




March 2, 1910, Higgins Building 


March 1, 1910:  Thomas Higgins is adding two floors to his building at 2nd and Main streets. A century later, downtown hipsters will thank him!

On the jump, police make a terrible blunder in putting officers in Chinatown back in uniform, The Times says. 





March 2, 1910, Chinatown 


The Times says the “Goo-Goo” (Good Government) plan to put officers back in uniform in Chinatown will reopen the district to gambling.  The Times says, "With the Chinese quarter officers marked in this manner, the next step in protecting crime will probably be the uniforming of detectives and an order requiring them to wear headlights and carry a bell after dark.

"The last tong war, the bloodiest in the history of the Chinese sections of the United States, during which a score or more yellow men were murdered in the streets and an effort made to murder two white men, was the result of a gambling row."


 
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