Springfield Shooting 6/27/1895 (John Turnage)
SPRINGFIKLD SHOOTOG. Details of the Affair iaWL! Rabe Got tbe Went ef It. Ponchatoula, La., June 28. (Speclri y . Upon Interviewing Messrs. A. K. md A. Jones, from Springfield, it ia lear that the shooting and wounding of i mund Rabe by Chas. Facundus was can-by Rabe's own acts. On Saturday evening. Just before Charles Facundus, Tom Daniels, V Osgood and John Turnage were pas? the residence of Wm. Mclntyre on tx way home from their work. -' Babe , standing tear and was talking to Mciu-tyre. and when noticing the four cj. above named passing, he called to Ju Turnage to stop, as he wanted to t him. He did so and tbe other three s walked leisurely on, and. sfter going ol a snort distance, Rabe - was heard t swear at Turnage and struck him.. Tar age struck back, when Rabe made aa t.-tempt to go in his pocket for a weapon. Turnage then ran and Rabe brougiit 1 pistol out. which went off accidents; By this time Turnage wss fifty yar from him. In the act of Jumping a letr when Rabe taking aim fired, piercing t5 rim of Tnrnage's hat. '' Chas. Facundus at this junctor trX'l Rabe not to shoot Turnage, wbereupua Rabe replied: "I will shoot you, you," aud pulled his pistol on whereupon Wm. usgood' appealed to t and asked him not to shoot Facnnd Rabe said lie would shoot Osgood a i pointed bis pistol at him. Turnare it this time was safely out of reach and t three men walked away- rapidly e i when fifty yards or more from lube i called to them to hold on, and at t same time approached with the plstul u his band. Ai " When he saw the three men did r t wait he fired two shots at them, i i one of the balls struck the grouni t- y near to Chas. Facundus little sod, . . was on the street, with other children i the neighborhood, and who seemed r frightened that they could not get c ; .of the way: the second shot came t bitting a young daughter of Judge I The madman persued Facundus r' a short distance of hia gate, when u Facundus went Into his home, tn I account -of his children being exp 1 t.-the random shots . of -Rabe, he (t; t .iTAC&adus) got his pistol and. went en street.- andT , when Rabe.' saw him opened fire., which was returned I . cundus, who says that Rabe jnmp 1 'dodged about so much that It 't cult to get a bead on him, ss 4 almost dark. Rabe, It is said, fir - -shots in ail and Facundus three, b taking effect in the back; acconn' by the way Rabe was trying to do balls. Chas. Facundus waa not hilt seems to have been a preTl affair on the part of Rabe. It j i that he waited at Mclntyre's i e : the men to return from their wor. 1 Ing that they . came that way, and . armed, and while being eonveved 1 Springfield he remarked. ' that it is last time he intended to take of inc man's fuss. Charles Facundus is a man of a 1-famlly, and works hard for a llvins. A warrant was issued for hia am but the sheriff could not find him. 11 fore he has not been arrested up to t-Ume. It was stated that J. 8hell Settoon - fire sent at the time of the shooting. 1 -s erroneous, as he was nowhere t-the vicinity of tbe shooting. - The sad affair is deeply deplored, t is attributed to the Intoxicated and less condition of Edmund Rabe, wbo from the Amite and Blind river swan end is considered a bad character. . hss been in trouble over there, and v beaten almost to death, and thought be dead and he was buried and by s means scratched out and recovered. -say the reports. He was In troov Springfield before with a man . ty : . .name of William Smith. , . .