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 - KOBE WHISKY. The Craze of ?abashXtllroad Men...
KOBE WHISKY. The Craze of ?abashXtllroad Men Therefor Retail la aBloodr iho Ide Affrr at Antloeh. Ahtloch was the scene; 6f a terrible and perhaps fatal shooting affair yesterday afternoon. In the morning the laborers employed in grading the new Wabash railroad grounds or a portion of them struck for higher wage, demanding an advance of twenty - five dents per day., Being' refused, they quit work and In drifting around a gang of seven or more called, but not for the first time, between one and two o'clock, - at a saloon kept by Noah Brubaker, near the Antloeh station, and asked for liquor. Brubaker told the, fellows he had no drinks Jor strikers," or something to that effect. Thereupon they swore they would have liquor af all hazards. Brubaker forbade their entering the saloon, and closed and fastened the door. They swore that they would force an en trance, when Brubaker warned them that If they attempted so to do, he would shoot 'them; .One of .them then got' a maul and crushed (or partly smashed In) the ,dcr,; Vhereupon Bru baker emptied both barrels of his shot gun into the crowd. One charge took effect in the left breast of John Gal lagher, Inflicting a ghAstly'and, most likely, mortal wound. The contents of the other barrel irero received mostly by one O'Brien; who, however, escaped with much less serious ln - ury. This well - directed firing ended the; batei nd, left Mr. Brubaker master of the field. Gallagher was brought to Ft.. Wayne .on the 7:28 train, and after some delay, the chief of police being telegraphed a .wagon was sent for aad the unfortunate man conveyed to St. Joseph hospital, about 8 o'clock. While lying on the mat tress at the station here, it was be lieved he was dying. He is a single man, and is said to; hall from Hamll ton, Canada. O'Brien Is at Antloeh and is reported pretty comfortable,' though badly peppered. Brubaker's gun was charged: with bird - shot, and Gallagher got the load at very short range a few feet from the muzzle. - Publicly mpathy seems to be1 with Brubaker, as having simply defended himself and property against rufflans'. KA reporter Called , at the St.Voseph Hospital Jast evening ana was permit ted by; the kind Bister1 In attendance to see.Gai)agher. whd.lay upbh a pal - iet. ya is a young man oi uue puyi slque and intelllgent appearancei, ui. j. B. uregg, .waDasn surgeon,.wa examining ,the wounded man, aa stated that his inluries., while thev . , i , , , . - - ...... . . V would not necessarily result fatallyi were of a very serious nature. The entire left arm and a portion of the left side seemed to be paralyzed. His left breast presents the appearance of having received a raking shot. Possibly two or more shots had pene trated the lower lobe of his left lunar, but the physician thought there was little danger of death, from internal hemorrhage. Gallagher was quite "conscious and deplored the. , fact of the strike, and stated that he would net have engaged therein but for. the influence of his mates. An intimate friend of the wounded man, who sat by his bed side, says that - Brubaker also .dis charged several revolvers , at the strikers, and. that six men were shot besides Gallagher and ' O'Brien but were not badly injured, lie .admits tne!" invaders were crazed. with liquor but affirms that it was 'sold thenVby Brubaker, who finally shulaqwnntheir demands, The rallrofidl'meii pf, Antloeh' aire intonsely'.iclteid; ,'ftnd; 'swear that could fhey .have' laid Jiandsi Upori the Baloo4,kepyr,that';,lnd have speedily "danced: in the, air at the end pf a rope;; Later reports from ,Antioch state that Brubaker's' saloon was razed to the groundiby the infuriated mob of railroad mefr,' and his sto' - 'k of liquors destroyed?' 11 ' '

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  1. Fort Wayne Daily Gazette,
  2. 23 Jun 1881, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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