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Subject: [IN-SOUTH-CENTRAL] Brown County: Richard Collins' Saloon Destroyedin Explosion
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:00:56 -0400
Rockford (IL) Republic, September 19, 1903, p. 6.
DYNAMITE BLIND TIGER
Saloon at Nashville, Indiana, Blown into Atoms at Two O'clock in the Morning
Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 18-Brown County's "blind tiger," a saloon
operated at Nashville in defiance of the law for a year past, was blown to
atoms at two o'clock this morning by a charge of dynamite.
The entire front of the building was blown across the street and lodged in
the court house yard. The top of the building was thrown in the opposite
direction. The fixtures of the saloon were so utterly demolished that
hardly a vestige of them is left on the ground.
Every house on Main Street was more or less damaged by the explosion and
some of them very seriously. The windows in the residence of Postmaster
Poling were blown out, the walls of the house cracked and some of the
furniture broken. Not a window was left in the west side of the courthouse,
and the office of the Democrat, a weekly publication, was practically
The destruction of the saloon is the culmination of a bitter fight that has
been waged by the temperance element against Richard Collins, the
proprietor, for the past two years.