At fifty years of age Arthur Black, known as Addy to some of the folks in Providence, Rhode Island, had lived two lives in gangster years but when the underworld decides its time for you to go they don't really get sentimental about age, sagacity, years on the job; stuff like that.
So it was on this date back in 1932 when Addy, known to the Providence
police as one of the bigger "lottery operators" of the city, was gunned
down in his own home. (told you there was no sentimentality. You'd think
they would have shot him down in the gutter as is every gangster's
No, there Addy sat at home with his bodyguard when two men rushed into
the house with guns-a-blazin'. Addy took a pill to the heart and gave up
the ghost. Mr. Bodyguard went to the hospital with holes in his arm and