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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

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•&* THE The Daily Journal '~. • -. . •".. "." . .'" -••••',.''••• ' . . 's -..,..-.;- _. . - -. BEST' : " I; '"""•" PAPER IN THE CITY, IS FORTY CENTS A MONTH, NOW. Send in your Name and Street Number on a Postal Card. MYSTE.RIOTJS CAVEKN. None Dare PaBB,,th« "Big Boom" Near the Entrance. Beyond It Tliteral »nd Counterfeite • Kttgn Secure-Partial exploration of the C»re by » New»p»per Correspondent.. - On the Camdenroad.aboutninemiles from the village of Oxford, O., a cavo 1* located on the farm of John Buckley . that is conceded by all who 1 are familiar with its . ; peo\»li,iritie« to bo one of the most remarkable subterranean pas- Bages in .the country. The entrance is situated about 300 yards from the main road, and although the existence of the cave is well known, recent events.have thrown a cloud of mystery about th'e place pausing it to attract more iitt'eritibn than usuaJ. A flood of spurious silver coin, mostly half dollars and 25-ceut pieces, has been put into circulation in the viilngeit of' Katon, Comden'and Oxford, place^near the cove, and popular rumor declares that tl^e bogus coin is made therein. The counterfeits arc of nluiaijjiunyBiid n very poor representation'otMiegeni •ulne article, bnt neyerthelesl a large number of the coins have been passed on unsuspecting people. The past history of the cavern gives warrant for the •unpicioti which now attaches to it. In company with John Buckley,, the ••• Downer of the farm, and B, L. Hitch a Clncinna.ti Enquirer representative vis- 'ItetT the "cavern. Immediately over the enti-auce hangs on immense rock nearly 100 feet square. The orifice goes down immediately under this rock, aud is so small as to com- j»el the ,ctawling. upon all fours iri order to g ? et fni. JV,;Btrinsr was tied at the TOOutli :.ol the : caveiad th'e-ball"unrolled by the 'expforeirs'go-asto'furnUh a guide when , the time came for returning. The narrow, black and damp pas- Bdge opened into a .large corridor, in which a man could almost stand erect, a distance of 20 yards further led up to a room -from which, six separate ami ; dUtinct'passages ramified. '. These were all partly explored. The first passage to the right, after leaving . the main entrance, proved at thefslame^ itime, fo be the most interesting and, most dangerous. . . ' ' It-ended as abruptly as.-a •precipice. ' «nd » stone dropped Btruck'agaiwit'the explorer can hear them crawling. aDpvi! his head or feel them brushing 1 against ,hia legs, or running over his feet. This room, with its many remarkable curios, ha« one remarkable feature. Five large rocks, efleh.weJg-hing nearly half -a ton, nre placed abou't'on immense l; nigger head," thus forming- a complete card table. The walls both top and sides are black with the- smoke of flambeaux and ffivc the appearance of-being inhabited. Our puide could not be persuaded to go a. foot further. He claims that no man to his knowledge has ever dared to go further, and ogtiin If anyone is hiding 1 in the receeseA beyond it would be a rather unsafe place to go. The place is most repulsive and drear, and it will take a man with an iron will and a lion's courage, to penetrate further. . -.•-... .The cave has never -been fully explored to ite full limits, and, although every farmer in. that county can tell some horrible story concerning the cave none have ever dared to go deep into the mysterious placer ....... There is a firm belief established among the people that the place is a •haunt for .thieves, "Counterfeiters and thngs, who come out only', at night to visit the neighboring, towns, and they are 'all''flrmly established in the belief that any Investigations beyond the big •room would be certain death. ..-• • •The entrance, of .the ^ cave ie rapidly filling up, and before, many years it will b« impossible even to crawl the first 12 feet The many stories of. the old place are- at least interesting ns legends; they tell of -a murderer who dodged the authorities there successfully, and of its being au underground railway station before the war. : ... .... ....... .The strangest feature about' the whole cavern is that in all its history no one has 'dai-ed to investigate it beyond the "big room," which must be fully 300 yeards from the entrance. SMALLEST .RIPER ON EARTH. Bernard Smith, "of Washington.' I« th« ;LlBhtwelght Chumploiu 1 A little man bus been discovered 'who ought' to be adopted as the moscotof the L. A: W., for he is the'youngest cyclist :3n-!the -whole world, He ib' just .three 1 '' VISIT TO .THE CAVERN. Jagged sides of tKp rocks; and splashed Unto a pool at the bottom. The second passage won explored f or a distance of nearly 400 yard*, ,ai>d opened up into alarge-'roorn.. from the .top hung, imtaeuseNand threatening 1 rocks (black on'd inosgy). from -which water dropped constantly. Under foot, •was a'Bmall.«tJret«n bf'watej-, by the •Ida of wliich in the'marshy soil were pumerous prints ot _ rubber boot*.; Snakes, polecats, ^cooni, 1 rabbits and all •kinds- of animals and yimnm.ts seerii to the cave'a'rendezvous,'and the; - ; year>. ana> six months . 'beautiful -'dwarf wheel, Svhlch.'ia.the iiride"6'f '.his'lif e. ..His name'lB'-Bernard -'. \Vaahington is his: ' ' pme.: ••:.„ .- . : . ....•.-.••• j, . : His-fa.ther,E. J. Smith',' Is: a-member,of, the 'league. The little 'fellow, ^\;hb'is:of . athVeticproportion8 r ,:w'.ith straight back, br.oad/i<houlders, slim' hips 'aud .round legs,' was, .from babyhood, anxious to ride,'so.his indulgent father had a.fine • •wheel -:mado Xo, prder^. in New York .to- fit his s'ize,"'and i littl'e^Bernard became the happy owner of the tiny bicycle, which cost as much as a large one and is a marvel of beauty. . Ho calls it the "Dart." Its weight' is only 714 pounds; diameter of wheel,, 14 inches; height; of ;'frairie, 11 'inches; reach, 14 inches ; g'ear, 48. Its finishings are maroon enamel and nickel plate. Bernard tips the scale nt 27 pounds, He usually .rides in a dark blue.suit, trimmed" : w'ith""wliite,' with 'golf "hose and dark shoes. His best time, so far, is half a mile in 2:13,, which keeps his small K-gs busy. . , . • He-knows a.l.l : about a, wheel, can tell you 'i'ts -differenf •' parts',' and is a good judge of a perfect article. He is constantly among- wheelmen. He practices every day and is so devbtecTto his profession '.that his mother freqiientlyhna to interfere '.for ,his health's sake . Southern rre«byterl»n .Church. 'The SbuMiern 'Pres'byteriun church covers all the once confederated states, besides Kentuckj, Mi-ssouri and West Virginia.-' It has 13 synods, 70 piesby- tcries, .abovrt 21500 churches, and 1.500 AfthDTN. Baker, M. 0., OPTICAL SPECIALIST. Ourspjedalty Is flttlag glasses whew ; others bare, failed. We*do noiWJuf, else: if you have headache, pain In the r —^r— -» eyeror gVawea that don't suit you con•nit UB. ExMoIoatlon Free. Office: Fourth St. opposite Keesling-i drug store. • We are the only personi IB the city doing our line of work. ,' 0»H and »ee out eye protection for Bicycle RMen. Every one should bave FIGHTING FOE FREEDOM. The Cretan. StnidKle-for Liberty, and Independence. DeroUm Dl.pl»ye<l by the Poorly-Fed Patriot! of thi Island of Crete—Turlctah .CraeltVi.Ulyei Renewed Stron(ttl» .. „ ,' .-'-. ..v'i.tb Their'' Cnui«. ; . ' [Special Letter.] Recently the cable brought the terrible news that in Oanea, the principal city-of the island of Crete, 1,000 persons had been massacred .by Turkish troops. Five hundred women and children escaped from the; infuriated mercenaries of the sultan^ by seeking refuge in the Christian churches, where they would have starved to death .had not the English and French warships stationed in the harbor come to their rescue and furnished them with "the necessities of life. 'AH.the bodies of the slain were mutilated, arid in many instances the: eyes of the victims had'been, gouged out. And alt.thi8.in the face of< the fact that six great powers—Russia', • Germany, Groat Britain, France, Italy mid Austrin-Htfnpary—are pledged to project the porte's Christian subjects. The Turkish government excuses the horrible crime on the protest t/hat the Cretans ore in revolt ag-ninst the pad- ishnh, that 15,000 armed patriots are fighting to overthrow the Mussulman"' domination established in. 1GCO, and that they have been guilty of murder- .ing Turkish.troops'in coW;bl.6od. 'While it,is,true.'that the Cretans are ; endeavoring to', secure freedom, the charge J-hat .tQicy have been guilt}' of anything, like the atrocities committed by,their' taskmasters 1 is absolutely silly. Tbo natives of Crete love liberty, are remarkable for their agility, activity and swiftness, noted for daring and bray- cry, nre by some reputed to be vindictive, but they are not cru-el... Whenever the patriots'have met their opponents on the'field of battle they have-treated them fairly, arid, the Turkish governor has been unable to prove a single ' case of barbarity against them. | The Cretan is a classic people. History tells us that the island of Crete, or Candin, which forms the southern . liinii.of the'-Gfecin.n.'a.rcliipelag-o, was 1 anciently settled by colonists from the'. Phoenicians, Pelasgmns and Dorian?, • and fable has it that it was first gov- | .erned by Minos, whose ^laws are familiar to every student of Greek litera- j •>'!ii:f. Kliii'ff.lSCO n pnrt of The popula- 'tio.n h::<'l:s-i.'ii in ciinstisnt -revolt ; but 1 I-M:'iinii| 'lie hcirinnin? of the present yi-iir did' the•-uprising assume propor- •ior.f'of such "iiiJifrnitutle tbnt the .T-.irkmlf'war office hud to send spp.daJ. troops to Cunea and other strategic points. .. . .Nothing i:ould give'the reader a more comprehensive idea of the misgovernment of the Turks than' a mere state-: Bitnt of tlie fact that the population of Crete, which was 500,000 when the Venetians lost control of the island, had fallen to£10,000 in 1870, and to200.- bpo in isno!' 'The massacre at Canea is feer-iouBly embarrassingthe government of Greece. The Cretans have always had the sym; pnthy of the people of the Helleailc Btati>B, and, several times the royal treasury at Athens has been,comp'elled, by popular clamor, to assist the rebel- GEOP.GE I., KING OP GREECE. lions islanders with cash aud provisions. The present premier of Greece, M. Delyannis, is trying very hard to continue a policy of neutrality in the 'Cretan-question, but the chances are that, unless Turkey is willing to mak>; fur-reaching 1 concessions, he will be forced to recede from his positionl There is no doubt that the porte will no longer be averse to granting partial self-government to Crete, but the patriots have been deceived) so often by their oppressors that reforms which would have been hailed with delight a few years ago are DO longer attractive. Like'the Cubans, they are fighting for complete independence and eventual ar.ncsation to Greece. Should- the Athens government conclude to comply with the popular de- STREET SCENE IN CAKEA. ,ture. He was succeeded by a line of chiefs famed for .wisdom and liberality, : and' they, in turn gave place to a seui:- .'republican form, of government, which .•'continued .until 67 B. C., wlien the island •"became xpart of the Koman empire. Th 'the jpai-titton of the dominions of '. E6me""C?^te fell to the Byzantine, or ••naBtefn.-empLre, by which it was held : -until -ATD. 823, when it was conquered by', the Saracenes. 'These, .daring so)-, flier's held ppssession'until the tenth century, when, the island became a. 'Genoese province. From the Genoese 1 It passed by gift-to-the marquis , of Montferrat, who sold it to the Venetians In 1204. Venice, then tethe height- ol her glory, held ft for four centur,ics, in 'the course of which Crete developed into one of the : most prosperous.and wealthy i states: 'in Europe;, 'After a terrific struggle, which lasted ;.24 years, and in wlxlch a number of Italian states took Tictive part, the country was wrested from the Venetians by the Turks, t).nd:.inade a Turkish province in' 1(309. ' '..'•'' -'• •'-..'' -.,'•'• l'.' : The natives were oppressed by.their congnerors and the numerous industries •established; under the mild Venetian rule .were taxed out of; existence. From being; the-most affluent people in the Greek archipelago the, Cretans be- I came tub-poorest- But persecution did not extinguish their national pride,nor , wanton cjnelty succeed in compel! ' mand ana nueriere ! in tavor ot the pa- •ti-iots, Turkey would have to give up •the struggle, for although the Greeks arc. poor, they are rich when compared with the Turks. King George, who is. •uiit!er ; the influence of the Russian for- .eigi; office; seems determined, .however, not to .risk anything- that might compromise his kingdom and. the stability of his shaky throne. The 'other European powers are unwilling to do anything for the patriots -because the time for the division of European- Turkey has, in the opinion of their diplomats, .not yet arrived. -And -until the advent of "that-time the Chris- 1 tian subjects of the sultun will continue to be murdered in cold blood in spite of the protests -of the people of every civ- •ilized nation. .In the game of interna--; , tional politics, .as plnyed'by the alleged statesmen of-to-day, the promise : of spoils to come'is a more potent factor- than the blood of martyrs and 'the 'honor of heroic women, : . i But whatever, the diplomats may say :/or do, the.;poorly-fed, shabbily-clad;par: triots of .Crete :will continue;the holy, .'warfare ngninst their JEohammedan'op- , press'br£ .-.And the same«an be.said of .the. heroes of Mncedonia \v\\o are>yen now driving the sultan's troops out-of the; land" of Alexander the Great.. -" . , In'itself the war .in Crete is of trifling -interest to, the people of America, but as it may, any day, leid to'o general Eu( , i wanon cr , on mlsu nderstaachng it ib well to iDff them to lenounceth. Christian re- belf . unllmrwl th the events winch led up lignon The f.re of hope burned in their j to t]]e m ^ snc , e nt Canen The sympa- ^lutiouB at- sympa- thj(js of t , )e Amer j Cnn nation are with ^ blove pat; . lo t8 who, like their fa- th(?rs and g . ian( ]f a thers before them, ){nQw how ^ die fo] ],b e rty and lofty pr|ncl p]p Si ^bo to accomplish a great ) arg no( . tcmpte( j by gold or prom- . hearts, and scores of re^olutiouB attest that thc> preferred death to slav j ery In ]831,andagainmlS-Jl, popular .n- , surrections taxed till (he resources of the Turkish government In both ms,tanres the patriots were defeated only after j ) fijerce struggles, but after the con- ( Jseg Qr prt ^ elmen t, who cry out to all quest the hand of the oppressor rested th(j wor](] the wor(ls of Pntnolc Henry upon them heavier than c\er In 1842 ,, Gne us ub e »ty or give us death " the the sultan placed such unjust restnc- efforts O f ^ch Ken are worthj of our tions on the commerce of the island serlOQS consideration and should have that the few industries which had sur- j the pra y e rs of Christian men and wom- uved the discriminations of years were enETer jmhere , completely pnraly/ed. In 1858 another u G W WErPPIBfCT ' insuirection marked the history of the j sj«t«m of Babnurine teabltn. island It was under the iMderihlp of | ^bere are under'the ocean Rpreadinf remark«i% rfbfc^i^BslF^^ |«iductfd to ulmost every part of the civilized with si^n>WOMt% B uM*njEranted wor)di no Jewer thou U0 7 submarine eTequeBt* madg by the^a many oTeequeB* ma - , cMet hBung a totoJ length of 142!790 triot* But the concession! then made f naut f ca j m ,jeB, antl representing a capf- onpapprwer8ne%ercarnedout,andthe, v ta ] O f ne&r i y £40,t)00.000 Tokefplheae deceived, patriot* innugnrated another revolt In 18G6and demanded^unexation to Greece, :They v ,,were eojnpelled, t •> , v ,, n 1869. vlthout obtajntajr ^ ' , » ,. In repair requires the exeTu»fve o f 37 specially constructed fcirf) telegraph steamer*. ' Weak Eyes or Poor Sight . . • • We fit glasses! to relieve headache. Do y out eyes water 7 Do letters blur while reading ? 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