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KICHMOND PA .ABIlCTMl VOL. XXXI. NO. 303. Richmond, Indiana, Friday Morning, November 30, 1SC6. Single Copy, One Cent. WILL PAY HONOR TO THEIR DEAD Resident of the QUIET, HOMELIKE AND VERY HAPPY THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Rising temperature; creasing southerly winds. OHIO Snow or rain and warmer. in- SOUTHERN KILLED HP Oil OWN RAILROAD he Private Car of Samue Soencer Burned in a Bad Wreck Near Lynchburg, Vir qinia, Yesterday. With party of friends WAS ON A HUNTING TRIP II Fated Train had Stopped for Repairs and Was Struck by Limited Approaching in the Rear. I Publishers' Tress. J Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 29. Samuel ppencer, president of the Southern railway, was killed and his body burn ed beyond recognition at Lawyer, Va., t miles from here. Others killed Were Philip Schuyler of New York. Spencer's special train dispatcher, D. T. Davis of Alexandria, Va.; the engi neer, J. Terry, and one man not iden- Ified. Two others killed are Charles D. Usher of Gill & Fisher, commission Merchants of Baltimore, and F. T. itedmond of Baltimore. The Washington -and Southwestern restibulted limited ran into the rear nd of the train known as the Jack sonville limited. Spencer's private ?oach was entirely burned. It was at- ached to the Jacksonville train. It Was split open by the locomotive and nstantly caught Are. Spencer was on his way south on a hunting trip, and had several guests with him in his car. The accident was caused by the JTacksonvilie train stopping to repair i knuckle. The operator gave the rain following a clear block, and the collision resulted. , The car ahead of Spencer's private ar, a Pullman sleeper, was derailed, put all the passengers escaped. The Hub car on the same train was de stroyed by Are, but none was injured. The seriously injured are Samuel pox, negro cook in Spencer's car; William Milliard, a negro porter in Bpencer's car, and eight negro passen gers in the forward end of the train. L Samuel Spencer was a resident of 'ashington, but hi3 business head quarters were in New York. He was ripe of the most prominent railroad men of the United States and for nearly 20 years was at the head of one or more railroad enterprises. At the time of his death, in addition to the Southern, he was president and direc tor in the Alabama Great'Csouthern Railroad company; the Cincinnati, N'ew Orleans and Pacific Railway company; the Georgia Southern and Florida Railway company, and the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. He was also a director of the Central Railroad of Georgia; the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul Kailway corn- many: the Erie Railway company; the Northern Pacific company, and other corporations. Spencer was president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Jrompany in 1SS7 and 1SSS. He was appointed receiver for the Richmond nd Danville Railway company, and receiver for the East Tennessee, Vir ginia and Georgia Railway company, ire was a member of the Rapid Transit commission of New York from 1S91 to 1894. Spencer was born in Columbus, Ga., In IS 47, and was educated in the Uni versity of Virginia. In 1872 he mar ried Louisa Vivian Benning at Colum bus, Ga. Philip Schuyler, who lost his life in the wreck, was a member of one o the oldest and best known New York families, being a grand son of General Schuyler of revolutionary fame and grand nephew of Alexander Hamil ton. He was born in 1S36, served with the army of the Potomac during the civil war. lived at Ardsley, N. Y., and was a director of the New York Life Insurance and Trust company of this city. A LARGE CHICKEN HAWK WAS CAPTURED Cambridge City. Ind., Nov. 29. (Spl.) Henry Strickrnth recentlv- captured a large ctucken hawk on his farm i south of town, which is now on ex-i hibition in the show window of C. A. i Morgan's Annex Restaurant. The! bird measures ?, feet and 2 inches from the tip of one wing to the other and is about 1.1 inches in height. It had befti making depredations on the chickens in that vicinity and was captured in a steel trap. SAM ARNOLD BECOMES ONE OF THE AUTOISTSl Samuel Arnold, the genial proprie tor of the Arnold Hotel, is now the proud possessor of a new Mitchell au tomobile, which he purchased In Chi cago several days ago. He received the machine yesterday morning and "Sam" immediately set tabout learn ing the intricacies of the "whizz car" The machine Is one of the handsom - iu the citv. THANKSGIVING WAS SAD FOR GILLETTE Youngster Charged with Mur der of Grace Brown Fears to Hear Verdict. ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE SEEKS HIS COUNSEL FOR EN COURAGEMENT AND REAS SERTS THAT STORY TOLD ON WITNESS STAND WS TRUE. Herkimer, X. Y., Nov. 29. Chester Gillette, who yesterday went on the witness stand to defend himself of the charge of murder of Grace Brown, spent a dreary Thanksgiving day to day in Herkimer jail. Rejected by the knowledge that his story of the trag edy of Big Moose Lake had failed to give the slightest impression of In nocence, the young prisoner verged on collapse all day. This afternoon his counsel. Senator Mills, called up on him and cheered him with words of encouragement.. "Do you not think the jury will be lieve my story?" asked Gilllette of his counsel. "It is the truth, every word of it." Senator Mills told his client that lb had acquitted himself well, but he must prepare himself for a sworn cross examination tomorrow which will likely last all day. Gillette rested all last night under the influence of sedatives. Every one here believes fhat his story has failed to impress the jury and that his conviction for the mur der of "Billy" Brown is certain. CHANCE FOR YOUNG STARS Maany Supers Are Needed for "The Pit" Tonight Five Women Are Also Needed. There is an opportunity tonight for croodlv number of men and a few young women to make their debut be fore the footlights with one of the best dramatic companies in the coun try. "The Pit," which will be present ed at the Gennett this evening, re quires a large number of people in the famous grain pit scene and In large cities there is never difficulty in getting as many . of these supernu niaries Is is desired. Manager Swish er today advertises for seventy-five men and five women to take part in this scene tonight. Applicants are to be at the stage door of the Gennett at 7 o'clock. First Photo Taken ' MAYOR SCHMITZ OF SAN FRANCISCO. Mayor Schmitz returned to San Francisco yesterday and although charged with graft in connection with the distribution of funds for earth quake sufferers and extortion from keepers of French reaurants, four thousand people turned out to give their-executive a royal welcome. In a stirring speech he told the citizens that he had hurried home from Europe to face the charges which were made against him by political enemies. He declared that he needed no quarter nor would give none. Schmitz is known as the "union labor mayor," hav'ng been elected by the Labor party. He is now serving his third term.. Mayor Schmitz is a native of San Francisco, forty-two years old. His father was a German musician and his mother was Irish. Schmitz studied medicine, but left cof leoe on account of ill health. He is a musician and a manufacturer. Elks to Hold Beautiful Memo rial Service at Gennett Next Sunday. FINE SOUVENIR PROGRAM COVER RICHLY EMBOSSED WITH FINELY ANTLERED ELK AS THE CENTRAL FIGURE THE DEATH ROLL. A beautifully designed and printed souvenir program has been issued for the annual Elks' Memorial services, which will be held Sunday afternoon in the Gennett theater. The cover is richly embossed, the head of a fully antlered Elk being the central figure The clock dial showing the hour to be II, a significant feature of Elkdom. also appears. The inner pages of the souvenir in addition to giving a complete program of the memorial services, give the roster of the lodge membership and all officers. The special committees for the Me morial services follow: F. S. Anderson, General Chairman. Committee on Speakers A. A. Burr. B. C. Robbins and R. K. Shiveley. Committee on Music Will Earhart, J. F. Thompson and F. J. Bartel. Committee on Program Milo H. Ferrell, Earl Mann and E. B. Calvert. Committee on Hall E. E. Eggemey- er, Geo. B. Dougan and H. C. Downing. Committee on Decoration F. H. Lemon, W. A. Park and H. Needham. Purposes of Memorial. The program contains the following explanation of the custom of Elks the world over, of holding annual memori al services: "In compliance with a beautiful cus tom inaugurated by the Grand Lodge of Elks, the first Sunday in December of each year ia designated as a day to commemorate in sacred session, the memory of our departed brothers. "Noble Elks have fallen, pierced by the arrow of death; their trials ended, their faults forgotten, their virtues cherished, they now rest in peace. "It is our duty as Elks, to inscribe upon our Memorial Tablets records of their works in Charity, Justice, Broth erly Love and Fidelity, and preserve them in tne annais oi ine jsenevoient and Protective Order of Elks. "No deaths have occurred within the past two years, yet we meet as Elks, bound together by that electric cur rent which unites the 1 '.rts of men (Continued to Page Eight.) PENNY SELLS CIGAR BUSINESS AT CAMBRIDGE Harry Penny, county clerk-elect, has sold his cigar manufacturing bus iness at Cambridge City and after be ing connected with the business for more than twenty years. Mr. Penny will move to Richmond within the next two weeks and has rented . a home on North Fourteenth street, near D. Since His Return, J' X ' amp r i ft an misriANn tn admiration Gee! Wonder if I'll ever have that amount of nerve. There is an organized crusade in Item. WILL PREACH FOR THREE CHURCHES Tne RgV J L Rutin iS tO COITl- bine Ministerial Duties with Lecturinig. HE HAS A FULL PROGRAM SPLENDID RACE AGAINST CON GRESSMAN WATSON HAS TEND ED TO MAKE PREACHER-POLI TICIAN VERY POPULAR. The Rev. T. H. Kuhn of . this city, who resigned his pastorate here, to devote his time to his campaign against Congressman Watson several months ago, has' received several very flattering offers from some of the larger of the Christian churches of the state, they desiring his services as pastor, but owing to the fact that the Rev. Mr. Kuhn desires to give the most of his time to tne lecture plat form, he does not wish to accept a call that would necessarily occupy all of his time. He has accepted calls to the church es of New Lisbon, Raleigh and Flat rock. The latter two charges are churches in Rush county and he will preach for each once a month. He will give half of his time to the churcn at New Lisbon. Dr. Kuhn is receiving calls from all parts of the state for lectures and dur ing the next three months, the heighth of the lecture season, he will be kept busy. - On Dec. 7, he will deliver a lecture at Windfall, Ind., on Dec 9th he will deliver the K. of P. Memo rial address at Connersville, and Dec. 12th he will speak at Shelbyville under the auspices of the Union Y. P. S. C. E. The month of January will also be a busy one for the '"preacher politician," on the lecture platform, as he has re ceived many calls for addresses throughout the month, but he has as vet arranged no dates. IF SO, WAS VERY QUIET To All Appearances the Lid Remains in Its Accustomed Place All of Yesterday. ; If the "lid" was tilted in Richmond yesterday, patrons of drink dispens- ing.mavuuimmS..iuui -i- i toed it in and out very quietly, for the police did not find any evidence of unlawful sales. There were a few persofls who evidently had forgotten that saloons must close on Thanks- giving day lor m some instances er- falJ and wiI1 haTe it under fui head forts were made to gain entrance to waj- early next spring. such places, only to find the doors j barred and the interiors exposed to j rnn DAIDO nc OI'ATCC view as the law requires. James Fuller Dead. James Fuller, aged 75 years, died , at his home No. 1SS Fort Wayne Ave. . last night as result of a stroke of j paralysis. His wife and two children Mrs. Fred Miller and Thomas Fuller j survive. ' 4y ' Germany against the useless and ex DAMAGE SUIT TO RESULT FROM JOS. COMER'S DEATH Attorneys for the Family are Said to be Ascertaining Where the Respon sibility Should be Placed Before Suing. It Is said that a damage suit is to result from the tragic death of Jo seph Comer, which occurred in the Minck Brewery two weeks ago, as a result of Comer having picked up an incandescent burner which was fed by a wire that had come in con tact with a high tension wire of the Richmond Interurban Company. The matter has been under the full est investigation by attorneys for the family since the coroner's verdict was filed and action is to result within a few days, it is said. It is not announc ed against which company, the Rich mond Light, Heat & Power Company or the Richmond Street & Interurban Company, the suit will be directed, or whether both will be parties to the action, but likely the interurban com pany will be alleged to be responsi ble as it was the feed wire erected by this company, .with which the ser vice wire of the Light, Heat & Power Company is said to have came in con tact, thus permitting a heavy voltage of electricity to enter the brewery. E. J. LOWENSTEIN DEAD Former Richmond Man in Michigan City for Murder Passed Away From Bright's Disease. Emanuel J. Lowenstein, a peddler, who killed Henry Stiver of Muncie three years ago, and who at one time j resided in Richmond, died Saturday ! in the Michigan City prison after a ! long illness. Death was due to i I3right's disease. Lowenstein killed i Stiver in a fight that followed a quar rel relative to the sale of patent med icine which Lowenstein was peddling. He . was convicted of manslaughter and'sentenced to prison for an inde terminate period of from one to four teen 3-ears. A "DUSTLESS" COMPANY Local Men to Go Into House Cleaning Business Along the Most Sci entific Lines. A local company has been formed fop the purpoS3 of going into the dustIess- housecleaning business, T - commmv has DUrchased a moVa- ble mactine similar to the ones that were operating in Richmond the past RENTED AT COLISEUM Testerdav was another busy day for the Coliseum managers as over fif- teen hundred pairs of skates were rented during the day. Last night an unusually large crowd was present at the rink to skate, while many persoas attended to watch the gay festivities. pensive "finery" of women. News SEASONED CEMENT POLE IS ERECTED Invention of Supt. Bailey of Home Telephone Company Is Successful. FILLS LONG FELT WANT UNIQUE TELEPHONE POLE TO TAKE THE PLACE OF THOSE TA EN FROM THE FORESTS AT- TRACTS ATTENTION. flat proDaoiy was tne hrst cou crete telephone or telegraph pole ever erected in the United States, if not in the 'world, was set in place yesterday by the Richmond Home elephono Com pany, and bids fair to be the complete success that its designer, Supt. fiaiiey anticipates. The pole was ylaced in the alley at the rear of the company's new building on North 9th street, and it will be an object of interest to all persons, but more particular!- to those connected with the telephony telegraph or" electric lighting business. Pine Poles Hard to Get. it is a iact wen Known tnat pine poles are becoming more difficult to obtain each year, the forests from which they are derived, gradually be ing depleted. In conscquenco the prices increase in proportion anrl at this time a pine pole 30 feet lorg costs approximately 6. Supt. Uailey has been seriously considerinig substi- tutes for pine poles for j-ears. and like ly other men in his profession have racked their brain in. a like manner However, it remained for Supt. Bailey to evolve, a plan and execute it and this he has done. , The concrete pole which yesterday was put in place i thirty feet in length, as straight as an arrow and ornamental. .Its shape is octagon, and mortises are provided so tht linemen may mount to the top when occasions require. There are also mortises at the top for cros? arms, which are bolted in place The skeleton work of the pole consists (Continued to Page Eight) THEATER GOERS INJURED Switch Engine Collides with Traction Car at Dayton and Many Are Badly Injured. Dayton, O.. .Nov. 29. (SpL) A switch engine collided wMi a trac tion car on tne uayton and XenI line near here tonight, and many were in jured, none fatally. The car was fill ed with a crowd of Xenia people who had been attending the theater at Dayton. . - Chas. Sorter Improved. Milton, Ind., Xov. 23. (Spl) Chas. A. Sorber, who was stricken while at work in hi3 barn recently is much Improved. It is thought he had a mild attack of. apoplexy. Thanksgiving Day Observed in a Most. Fitting Manner by Richmond People. FOOD FOR MIND AND BODY ALL DENOMINATIONS HELD SER VICES WHILE FESTAL BOARDS GROANED WITH CHOICE OF THE LAND. The observance of Thanksgiving in Richmond was more gouoraf" hau in many years. It was i J;- of fami ly reunions and the' homo wa? tlu place that almost rer b .nly who could clain; a home, sttent i!ie greater part of the day. The ve.uhi-c was n bit unseasonable, but enjoyable Urc all that. Warm sunsh ot ;nd ;u almost cloudless sky were mudly typical ,.f the day and to many a H.atii!g f snow on the ground Mould f.ue tteiii' ed more appropriate. The ciiurch seivlvs yesterday morning were in al. imiances l.irgHy attended, especially in those church es where union services were he!J, two and sometimes thro? congr ra tions joining. Special mumc.i! pro grams were Riven, aul the stuiopm were appropriate to the day. i'lcba li ly a thousand Richn.oud npio i;t the city to spend the day with rela tives and friends in ueirrhhoring cit ies and towns. In ad.iUiO'i to heay out-going traffic on the interurban lines, the C. C. & L. and the Pennsyl vania also did much business. To off set the exodus of R'chmonditet tln-ro was a considerable L-flux of visitors uho came to break '4raad and ctt tur key with relatives iu ems Quaker City. Cemetery Association " Dinners. At Centerville and . Williamsburg the Cemetery Associations piepareJ special Thanksgiving dinners and ths patronage at both iv.-io was large. At Centervilk- 418 persons were serv ed and ot this number btweei fifty ard one hundred wny from Uicb Eiond. The WiMiauisbur.-; Cemetery Association fared almost as veil. Richmond's hotels. ' uxnooia'.ly tbo Arlington and the Wester ts usual had sumptuous holiday H lor their guests and the diuing rooms ot loin hotels were tl!3el bjtii at the noon and evening "hours." Quite a hv.ffe number of traveling men pass ed the .lay in Richmond. Several of the men's social clubs I.ej t 'open house'' yesi.-srd.tv and Richmond Idse of !J!k had its usu al Lig spread waich was served in the aftcinooa tt 4 o'clock, TO CONTINUE AGITATION F0 FLAT TWO-CENT FARE 'Homeless 26," Travelers Organira- i. tion Are Determined to Have. Low Rate on Railroads in Indiana and Pennsylvania. "The Homeless 26" an organiza tion of traveling men in which a nuni her of Richmond men are members, announces in a circular letter just issued that it will continue its agita tion for 2-cent passenger fares in In diana and Pennsylvania and for the complete abolition of the rebate charge now made by the railroads in selling interchangeable- milearo books. "The Homeless 20" is an or ganization of commercial travelers banded together for the purpose of forcing certain reforms on the rail roads. - An aggressive campaign for a straight 2-cent fare and a mileage book to sell for S 20 flat was conduct ed in Pennsylvania. As a result of the agitation passenger fares were cut from 3 to 2 1-2 cents a mile and the rebate charge of $10 on mile?g. books was cut in half.. "The llom'ess 26" is not satisfied and will not be, according to tne circular, until the objects- sought at the time of organi zation are obtained. v Another reform now demanded is uniformity in the charge of handling baggage.. The commercial traveler think that present charges are exces sive and , arbitrary, they demand a reduction and a uniform scheduls that will be effective in all large cit ies. The circular In discussing this phase of the organization's wor!; says: MR. AND MRS. CHAPMAN ENTERTAINED FOR SON Cambridge City, Nor. 29. Sol.) Mr. and Mrs. Carl Chapman enter tained a number of young people at their home in East Cambridge, Mon day evening. In honor of their on Verne, all the guests being masqu-id. The evening was spent fn an enjoya ble manner with games, music, etc. Those present were Editi Morgan, Catherine Doney, Ina Ingermann. Er ma Morgan. Hazel Scott, ilslen Dyke, Louisa Kimmel and Rufus Kecve. Olan Scott, Robert BertschLesiie and Bernard Clawson, Fred Wright, Russel and Verne Chapman and Carl and Walter Ingerman. Refreshments :jwere served.