Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 7, 1892 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, October 7, 1892
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VOL, xyn, LOGANSPORT.-INDUlfA,-FRIDAY-MORNING. OCT. 7, NO. 141, AGAIN WE ARE AT THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW SEASON. Our preparations for a complete assortment of Ladies, Misses and Childrens' Cloaks and Fur garments have been made on the grandest scale. We are now ready with our entire new stock to give you all this A Grand Exhibition of Cloaks and Furs at prices that will astonish you. At the P P H3L3 HIVE. WILER & WISE. 315 Fourth. Street j THE PROGRESS Manhattan Shirts, Thp Prnarpss I !lu \ lUcIUvJJi MILLER & Gi-iROTY, The Progress. The Progress. PRESENTS FOR THE BOYS. 1TAILOR I MADE CLOTHING. THE PROGRESS. THE PROGRESS. Great Gas War at Kokomo, Ind. KOKOMO, Ind., Oct. 6.— Since last Maj the 12,000 residents of Kokomo have been supplied with free fuel and lights, the result, of a gigantic fight between rival companies. The latest development was an official proclamation Wednesday that gas would continue to.-be free"until January 1, 1S93. The rival companies are each backed by more'thau §5,000,000 of • capital, the light "being between the : combined Indiana q-as companies' on one side and the Chicago Pipe Line Company on the other. Up to date more than S100,00(! worth of gas has been 'donated to private consumersvanS factories. : STRICTLY ONE PRICE. The Progress (TOSHEN. Ind. •, Oct 6. — The following is the summary of Wednesday's races; Three-year-old class, trotting, purse SiOO— Jolly \Tllkes won, Vandene second. Llndl third. Best lime, 2:37!-J. 2:40 class, trotting, purse £300— Rag Babj won, Louise-May, second, Stratte Allen third Best timi- 2:38. < i:30 ci.-iss, jraclng. purss 5HM— E. H. S. won, Louise second, Soosier Did; third. Best rine, 2:31 '1 , '.-•-: - '' ; Kusnimr; l mile dash, purse ST5— Sha-vrjwosi; Billie-A. second: Time, 1:53;^. Kaclis nt Uodrorrf. BEDFORD, Inci., 0,:t. G.— Following is j the saratuirr "of" tl}e races held here i " ,. 2:30 class trotting, purse 5250 — Gentle .-\ncic won, Genrude second, Silver Maid third- Besi time, 2:30. Three-minute class, pactsg, perse ?COO— Little Gift woe, Josephus second, Silver Tip i^ird. Two-year-ol- class, trotting, purse ?100- Faccy Mark -won, Tlieocralt and LittieTJoldie divided second' and third money. -MBjorttr in JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 6. — The latest returns' sftojv that ilitchell (dem.) has carried the state by. fully 26,000 majority,. amT-tliat Baskin^(peo- pie's portj) carried one couniy" (Baser) by a majority, of 15. . .. . • .. .:. BIT THE DUST. Details of the Battle with the Dai- ton Gang at Oofieyville, Kan, How Four of the Notorious Band .and an Equal Number of Their Assailants Were Killed. HANK ROBBERS SLAIN. COFFEI-VLLI.E, Kan., Oct. 6.—The Dai- ton gang- lias been exterminated— wiped off the face of the earth. Caught like rats in a trap, they were shot down, but not until four citizens of this place, yielded up their lives. Following is the list of killed and wounded in Wednesday's battle. Bob Dalion, desperado, shot through toe head; Grant Dalton, desperado, shot through the heart; Joseph Evan.s. desperado, shot through the head; John Moore ("Texas Jack"), desperado, shot through the Send. T. C. Connelly, city marshal, shot throuRh the body: L. M. Baldwin, banli clerk, shot through the head; G. W, Cubinc, merchant, shot, through the head; C. ,T. Brown, shoemaker, shot through, the body; Emmet Dill ton, desperado, shot through the left side, is expected to die; Thomas G. Ayers, cashier of the First national ban);, was shot through the Rroin and cannot lire; T. A. Keynokls of the attacking party has a wound in the right breast, but it is not considered necessarily du.ni;erous; Lais Detz, another of the attacking parly, was shot in the right side. His wound is serious but is not fatal. Fuller Account of Uio Trujreily. It was 0 o'clock Wednesday morning when the Dalton jang rode into town. They came in two squads of three each and passing: through unfrequented streets met in the alley in the. rear of the First national "bank. They quickly • TItR PALTCW BOYS. tied their horses and without losing a moment's time proceeded to the attack upon thp banks. Robert Dalton, the notorious leader of the gang, and Emmet, his "brother, went to the First national bank, the other four, under the leadership of "Texas Jack,'' or John. Moore, going to the private bank of C. Ml Cong-don & Co. In the meantime the alarm had been given. The Dalton boys were born and bred in this 'vicinity and were well known to every man, woman and child in town. In their progress through the town they had been recognized. City Marshal Connelly was quickly notified of their arrival and almost before the bandits had entered the bank he was collecting a posse to capture them if possible, to kill them if necessary. While the marshal was collecting his forces the bandits—all ignorant of the trap that was being laid for them— •were proceeding deliberately with their work of robbing the banks. "Texas Jack's" band had entered Congdon's bank, and, with their Winchesters leveled at Cashier Hall and Teller Carpenter, had ordered them to throw up their hands. Then "Texas Jack" searched them for weapons while the other three desperadoes kept them covered with their rifles. Finding them unarmed, Cashier Ball was ordered to open the safe. The cashier explained that the safe door was controlled by a time lock and that it.could not by any means short of dynamite be opened before its time was up, which would be 10 o'clock, or in about twenty minutes. "We'll wait," said the leader, and he sat down at the cashier's desk. • ••How about the money drawers?" he asked, suddenly, and, jumping up, he walked around to th" cages of the paying and receiving- tuners, and tak- inf the money, amounting in all to less than 3300, dumped it into a flour sack and again sat down, while the time lock slowlv ticked oS the seconds and the hands of the clock slowly moved toward the hour of 10. • Cleaned Out rt»e Otlier Bank. "Bob"' and Emmet 0alton in the mean vrbile were having better luck at the First national "bank. When they entered the bank they found within Cashier Ayers, his son Albert Ayers and Teller V,~. H. Shepherd. None of them were nrrauu, and. with leveled revolvers the brother bandits easily intimidated . them. Albert Ayers and Teller -Sheph.er.d,.were kept under the muzzles of Emmet Dalton's revolvers while "Sob" Dalton.forced Cashier Avers to strip the safe vault and cash cravrers of all the money contained in them and place it in a sack which had been brought along for that purpose.. Fearing to leave them behind, lest they should give the alarm before the "bandits should be. able to mount their horses- and_ escape, the desperadoes marched the officers of the bank out of the door with the intention of keeping them under guard" while tiey made their escape. The party maae its appearance at the door of the bank just as Liveryman Spears and his companions of the marshal's posse took their position in the square. "Bob" Dalton Killed. When the Dalton brothers saw the armed men in the square they appreciated their peril on the instant, and leaving the bank officers on the steps of the bank building ran for their horses. As soon as they reached the sidewalk Spears' rifle quickly came to position. An instant later it spoke.and "Bob" Dalton, the notorious leader of the notorious gang, fell in his tracks, dead. There was not a quiver of a muscle after he fell. The bullet had btruck him in the right temple and plowed through his brain and passed out just above the left eye. Emmet Dalton had the start of his brother, and before Spears could draw a bead on him he had dodged behind a corner of the bank and was making time in the direction of the alley where the bandits had tied their horses. Two Citlzeus »xt -Shot. The shot which dropped Bob Dalton aroused "Texas Jack's" band in Congdon's bank who were patiently waiting for the time lock of the safe to spring. Running to the windows of the bank they saw their leader prostrate on the ground. Raising their rifles to their shoulders they fired one volley out of the widows. T'.vo men fell 'it the volley. Cashier Ay res fell on the steps of his bank, shot through the groin. Shoemaker Brown, of the attacking-party in the square, was shot through the body, lie was quickly removed to his shop, but died just as he was carried within. ?floro Buiiilits Kite tlio r)u*'.. The firing attracted the attention of Marshal Connelly, who, collecting more men for his posse, and with the few he had already gathered, he ran hurriedly to the scene of the conflict. After firing their volley from the windows of the bank the bandits, appreciating that their only safety lay in fight, attempted to escape. They ran from the door of the bank, firing as they fled. The marshal's posse on the square, without organisation of any kind, fired at the fleeing bandits, each man for himself. Spears' trusty Winchester spoka twice more in quick succession before the others of the posse could take aim, and Joseph Evans and "Texas Jack" fell dead,. both shot through the head, making three dead bandits to his credit. • Tlie Other Vlctimn. In the .general fusillade Grant Dalton, one of the two surviving members of "Texas Jack's" squad. Marshal Connelly and George Cubine and L. M. ' Baldwin, one of Congdon's clerks, were mortally hit and died on the field. Allie Ogee, the only survivor of the band, succeeded in escaping to the alley where the horses were tied, and mounting' the swiftest horse of the lot fied south in the direction of the Indian territory. Pursued tho Floclnc Outlaws. Emmel Dalton, who had escaped from the First national bank, had already reached the alley in safety but 'had some trouble in (jetting mounted, and Allie Og-ee bad already made his escape before Emmet got fairly started. Several of the posse, anticipating that horses would be required, were already mounted and quickly pursued the escaping bandits. Emmet Dalton's horse was no match for the fresher animals of his pursuers. As his pursuers closed on him he turned suddenly in his. saddle and fired upon his would- be captors. The latter answered with a volley and Emmet toppled from his horse hard hit. He was brought back to town. He made an ante-mortem statement confessing to the various crimes committed by the gang of which he was a member. Allie Ogee had about ten minutes start of his pursuers and was mounted on, a swift horse. At midnight he had not been captured. The Money Was Eecovcred. After the battle was over search was made for the money which the bandits bad secured from the two banks. It was found in the sacks where it had been placed by the robbers. One sack was found under the body of "Bob" Dalton, who had fallen dead upon it while he was escaping from the First j national bank. The other was found tightly clenched in "Texas Jack's" hand. The money was restored to its rightful owners. Tlifir Career of Crime. The Dillons were a numerous family. ; There vrere flvc boys and three girls. Of tbo boys, two are engaged in fanning,-one in Oklahoma, where tie mother of, the family lives, and one near CoffeyviUo, where three of the brothers mtt. their death Wednesday. -The Daltoas were second cousins of the noted Jarcss toys, who defied the law in Missouri for so many years, and through them were related to the Younjjsrs, •rhc- are now serving life terir.a cf imprisonment in the penitentiary of I-linaesota. "Bob" DaUon was the first o' the 'boys to enter upon a career of ' crime. "While fe -was scarcely more than a boy lie-becsac a cartle thief, end did z thriving iusiness driving oS cattle from the herds on uie Cherokee strip and taking then. across the Indian territory into .Colorado, where he would sell them. He was joined s<x>n after ho entered its business by his "brother. Grant Dalton. Their depredations became so frequent ssd troublesome tea: the cattlemen organized to drive them from the strip. A. posso of cowboys was ''orrced for that purpose and gave tie Daltons a hard chase, finally losicK them in tee wilds o* New Mexico. Train and Stajre .Robbing. Tee next heard of the Daltons was in California, where they took to train and stare robbing. While robbicg a stage there one of the passengers was Jailed is the attack. This spurred the offlcers on to eitraordicary efforts to effect ice capture of the gang, and Grant DaJton TTSS finally car/tared. While beini uixen to a place ior saro Koepmg no w»s i«»cued by the other members of the gang. th« whole party finally escaping after being ohued lu California and through a good part of Arizona- In the spring of 1889 tha e*og ;uru.i!d up ojain in tho Indian territory. When Oklahoma was opened to sett!* n_cut tho Dalton boys secured a choice claim for their mother near Hennessey, where she. s:1!l liven supported by one ol her song. At tha time of tho opening "Bob" Daltcn was a United States deputy marshal, being salecteCf on account of his peculiar fitness to doivl with desperate characters. After tho opening .he returned to his life of outlawry and ho and Grant were thon joined by their brother Em-; met, the youngest ot U)e brothers. They won at that time also joined by "Texas Jack," on.4 soon gathered about them several desperate characters- Kxprcss Train* Hold Up. It was then that the most successful period or the Diiltous' career, Jrom their standpoint, bepnn. Their attention was flrst directed to tho robbing of axpress trains, and perpetrated rnuny successful "hold-ups," tho most nolcdof \vliich are tiic robberies of the Santa l^e at Wcarion and at Red Rock, th« Missouri Pacific at Adntr unil Ills 'Frisco neur Vinlto. ttim amount secured by the robbers in thoir various raids will probably never be known. It was.' vory groat, however, and has been es limn ted »t ssou.uOa. Turned to Robbing Hunks. After iht\ 'Frisco robbery the Dallons neorn to have diverted inuir attention to tho robbery of bunks. They rode Ir.to El. Ecno oae day and attacked llio only bank in town. Tho only person in the lianlt nt the time was tho wife-of thB" president, who fainted ut ihe flrst slfiht of tha UKly revolvers. The bandits leisurely took ' all the money ill sight, auJ, remountinR thair horses, rode away. This raid netted ttem S10,- (XiO, wliicli was such a severe loss To the IvxnJc that it was forced into liquidation. Thursday's was iho ner;t, uml lust- r:iid of the uai:^, jvnd • with it ended Ihc exisu'iiee of a b-anil <v;'.-..llod- only in ihe Oosperale character of i;s undertakings by tho James ulid Younger bauds. Interesting: Occurrences in Indiana Told About Below. gloves n Dismissal. Jxi)iAXAroi.]s, Ind., Oct. 0.—-Attorney General Smith, whom the supremo court .Tuesday directed to appear for the people of the state in the suit to test the constitutionality of the acts of 1SS5 and 1801, Wednesday afternoon filftd with the court a motion to dismiss the suit. The petition is based on the allegation that the suit is a fictitious one. and is an attempt, "by :i mere col- orablc dispute, i,o obtain tlie opinion of the court upon a question o.f law concerning which there is no real substantial controversy between those appear-" ing- as adverse parties. His brief is strangely partisan, the allegation being made that the decision that the law was unconstitutional was influenced by the fact that the officers of the court' below, including the judge, were re-' publicans. The attorneys, who are. pressing -the suit are preparing their written arfjtiment in' fav'or of the . advancement of the case, aud hope that a decision may "be reached by October 11, until which time republicans, will nominate candidates for the legislature in districts which have beon gerrymandered under the acts in question. Hack to tho Old Love. JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Oct. 6.—Matthew and Louise Bonner, of Terre Haute, Jnd./were married Wedaesdajr. The couple are well advanced in yean and had once beea husband and wife, but an estrangement took place and Mrs. Bonner procured a divorce. In after years the old love wa», rekindled, and rather than givo publicity to their Terre Haute friends ol their intentions they eloped to th.U Gretna Green. Their first marriaga was solemnized by a magistrate, and after Eev. Mr. Tevis had spoken th< final words the "bride was very solicitous in regard to whether the nuptial knot had been securely tied. KlUed by o Doctor. SOUTH BE.TD, Ind., Oct. 6.—Dr. Porter Turner, one- of the best known physicians in the state, residing in Elkhart, a few miles east of here, Tuesday shot and instantly killed James Shook; a notorious, character of that place. About midnight the doctor, who sleeps in his office, heard some one moving about in the reception room. He arose and saw a man trying tha safe. He ordered the man to desist, but was not heeded. The intruder then threw himself against the. door of the doctor's sleeping apartment. Turnex seized a shotgun, and. aa he entered fired with fatal results. Shook was intoxicated and after plunder. Killed While Coupling- Cars. DELPHI, Ind., Oct 6.—Dewy Hall, assistant civil engineer of the Monon, Railroad Company, was instantly killed near here Wednesday. He was engaged as superintendent in tn« extension, of bridge and repair work with a construction train- and a .large force of men. IE the absence of a "brakeman he attempted to make a : coupling, wher his foot caught in a frog and ie was thrown to the track, the engine and tender passing over 'his boiiy. He was tlie son of Dr. HalL * ; practicing physician of Chicago, aac' tha remains were shipped io tiat citj Wednesday afternoon. - ... Levied on i5nxlfl«» and Light Plants. - LS-DIXAA.OLIS. Ind., Oct. S.—The fighl between the Marion county tax officer* and . the railroad companies, woicS are resisting the payment ol their tases under the new law,' has taken a new phase. . The contest heretofore has. been confined to the" courts- Wednesday it tvas transferred^ to the hands of deputy sheriffs, and the deputies levied on the engines and the' electric light plant at the Union depot, the oroperty of the Union Railwaj Company, for taxes doe the city.

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