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TTfTiV!' fTARI-ISHFI) IH31. RICIIMOXu DAILY PAIJlDirifllUKSDAY, OCTOBEK 24, lSMJl. OXE CENT A COPY. A FIERCE BLAZE RICHMOMD Cf BUILDINGS. PHOTO BY FJLBEY. SCHLEY'S SILENCE Half a .Million Goes tp In Smoke At llannnoiul racking House. Will Be Broken Today When He Goes On the Witness Stand. CHICAGO TO THE RESCUE t urn int.' t f IX eimiT 3 tivn riq-h.insr Foree ot Hammond J'roved Inadequate and Chicago department Responded to Call Alore lhan 2,000 Men Thrown Out of mpIoj raent By the Work ot the Fire. Hammond, Ind., Oct. 24. Half a . , million dollars' worth of buildings and slaughtered cattle were destroyed by fire which broke out in the plant of , the C. II. Hammond Pat-king com pany last night. Hammonds fire de partment was utterly unable to handle the Are and aid was secured from Chicago. Among the buildings de stroyed were the export beef cooler. lour srory brick and frame structure containing thousands of head of Slaughtered cattle; cold storage ware house for cattle; teef slaughtering Louse and sueep slaughtering house. A soon as the fire was discovered the one engine company In Hammond ruslied to the scene, but was helpless. as a nign wind was blowing at the time and s-ut a shower of sparks ujmhi the unprotected buildings on every side. Nearly every lody In Hammond flocked to the tire and bucket brigades, hundreds to the squad, ttegan to fight the tire. Despite their willing work the flames continued to spread. Then an appeal was sent to Chicago for help. Several engines were loaded on cars and a detail of Chicago's liest firemen were started for Hammond at the rate of 45 miles an hour over a railroad. When the Chicago forces arrived they found the four buildings iu flames. The tiremeu, seeing there was no chance to save the burning buildings devoted their energies to checking the advance of the flames. The roofs of three of the other buildings in the neighttorhood caught fire from flyiug emiiers, but after two-thirds of the walls of the buruiug buildings had tumbled down, the flames were kept under control. It is not known" bow the Are started. Over 2,000 employee were employed In the departments de stroyed. The (J. H. Hammond company is one f the pioneer packing houses. It was established in lJStUl and . grew from small proportions gradually until it has come to occupy many acres of ground. Vice President Vogel said the loss would not exceed $500,000 and that this sum was fully protected by In- purance. The plant win be rebuilt at i once and very few of the men will be I Idle any length of time. ! ; . CZOLGOSZ Will Be Electrocuted Next Tuesday Morning at 7 0'Clock. Albany, N. Y., Oct. 24. wili be electrocuted at 7 a. ber 21), at Auburn prison. -Czolgosz m., Octo- Important Tax Decision. Springfield, 111., Oct. 24. The Su preme court today affirmed the de cision of the lower court in the Chi cago tax case in which they insisted that the capital stock of corporations should be assessed. It will add over a hundred -millions to the taxable property of Chicago. . Chandlee-Crlvel. E"ia X. Cbandlee of Chester and Miss Amelia Crivel of this city were married last evening by Rev,, I. -M. Hughes at his residence..-. - - - Increased Anthracite Coal Product.' Philadelphia, Pa.. Oct. 24. The production of coal in Pennsylvania this year will bs the lagest in the history of the trade. Approximately the output will be about ten million tons more tnan in 1900. The pro duction has been fully taken and min ing companies have little stock on band. President Wanted to Ride on Engine. Washington, D. C, Oct, 24. President Roosevelt acd party re turned to Washington at 10:30 a. m. today. The President greeted the engineer and fireman as he passed the engine and said he wanted to get out on the engine this morning but did not know whether he would be permitted to do so "Now," said he, ''ihe next timel take a tripl want to xide on the engine. " AV:iT"y V M . Vil 17-'-. " '.yw; -'''l ! CUUVfiNTION - Of the W. F. M. S. of Rich mond District North In diana Conference. The annual convention of the Worn- en's Foreign Missionary societv of Richmond district of North Indiana church aDd will centinae untiltomor- PQOa at J o'clock. ThiieWaJ. andlllf lheRatHjtg visitors arrivea on all trains this morning to the number of fifty or more, and are being entertained at the home5 of members of the congre gations of the M. E. churches of this city. On account of the Gillilan enter tainment tomorrow evening there have been changes made in the program as printed. The entire Fri- 1 aay evening program oas oeen worked into the program for the other parts of the session and there will be no Friday evening session, the con- j vention adjourning Friday afternoon. ', The program for the sessions begin j ning this evening is as follows: ' THURSDAY EVENING, 7:30. j Opening Service. Rev. F.M. Kemper. Report orresondfng Secretary, Mrs. C. H. Brown Solo Mrs. H. B. Turner Address, Missionary Obligations of Twentieth Century Womn Mrs. Janette Hill Knox Solo.. Mrs. D. M. Stewart Offering. FRI DAT MORNING, 9 O'CLOCK. Prayer service, singing led by Ladies' Quartet. Minutes. . Report of treasurer, Mrs. Dennis Kelley. Auxiliary Reports: i Economy Mrs. C- Atkinson. Farmland. . . . . .Mrs. J. M. Mulvany. Greenfield. ... Mrs. Minda Seicrest. Knightstown ... Mrs. Mary Howren. New Burlington .Mrs. ElmaO.Steere. New Castle .. Mrs. Bessie Hudelson. Portland Mrs. Clara Holmes. Richmond, First Church Mrs. A. Myrick. Richmond, Grace Church Mrs. Fannie C. Price. Richmond, Fifth Street . Mrs. Laura Lovin. SpicelandT. . . Mrs. Carrie Hude'son. Union City . . . . Mrs. Elma Bowers. Winchester Mrs. W. O Smith. Solo Mrs. Maud Manning. Election of Omcers. Our Conference and District Mis sionaries . . . Miss Harriet Kemper. Prayer Mrs. R. E. Haughton FRIDAY AFTERNOON, 2 O'CLOCK. Bible Reading Mrs. T. A. Mott. Memorial Service: Miss Isabella Tno- burn ... Mrs. A. W. Lamport. Solo Miss Blanche Page. The Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Missions Mrs. M. E. Nethercut. Solo Miss Lulu Chamness. Missions in India.Mrs. J. O.Denning. Special Work . Conference Secretary. North E Street The expense of repairing north E street has been but $162 00. Ten squares were made and the street is in fine order from tenth to twentieth but whether the heavy hauling on this street wiU uot cut it very badly i v v. t - i --r : - trvi - i especially djriDg the comind bad winter weather is a problem fo be solved The street committed and officers have altars more orlless trouble that way and probably araTs will harp until .iflior,- Der of buildinsr such streets a be w V i VVU1 V- W U had. The cost of thA stropt wiJ di. ; vided hptnrpen v.o ntxr th street railwav. th nitu moinl all UUI 9J OI II . r mj F 1 - CAPT. CLARKi Testified Before the Schley Court of Inquiry. Washington, D. C, Oct. 24. The Schley court of inquiry was crowded today on account of the expectation of hearing from Clark and Schley. It is expected the testimony will close today. Capt Chas E. Clark of the famous Oregon whose voyage from the Pacific to Key WTest and whose splendid work in the battle of Santi ago is the pride of every citizen was called. Capt. Clark made a fine im pression as he told of the chase after the Spanish ships. He said at one time he feared the Oregon would have to susta:n the concentrated fire of the enemy. Just then the smoke lifted and he saw the Brooklyn well forward on the Oregon's port beam and broadside to the enemy. These relative positions were main tained to the end of the battle. He told of a conversation on the New York between Sampson and Clark and Schley when it was thought more Spanish vessels were coming. Sampson asked Clark to go to meet them, Clark suggested Scnley go al so and the latter gladly consented. He repeated a number of signals from the Brooklyn to the Oregon. SCHLEY ON THE WITNESS STAND. In the afternoon session Admiral Scnley took the stand and proceeded to give in narrative form his conduct of tne campaign. He told of his in structions regarding the pickets and patrols, the maciug ot the lights and general in&ti uctions in case of oattie and went u to teil Lis . m ve ments in full dei.L Railroaders Pay.. This is a sort of railroaders' har vest. Never have the train men made better wages than at present. especially on the Pennsylvania lines. The ordinary wages of a freight con ductor are f9 to f 100 pe month. Now it i, not an unusual thing for a freight conductor to draw $135 to $13S per month and many of the brakeinen draw $90 to $ 100 per month when the pay car pulls in. Of course this extra pay is for overtime, but it is not arduous as it used to be, as under present methods of operating, freight trains are not very long or tiresome. Freight trains and espe cially through freight trains now cover as long a distance in-six or eight hours as they did a few years ago in twelve or fourteen hours. The methods of loading and unloading have been improved also with the freight train schedules so that delays are much less than in former years If vou want a nice fresh fish call up 929 and get the best. The Road Roller. The talk still continues with regard to the broken road roller. The city eDSenwr says at 11 was a mistake to buy it: that it was a machine the .... " makers could not sell elsewnere ana wanted to unload. He advised aj?inst its nurchase as it was too heavy and he to d the committee so, telling them that the oie they had ': was too heavy and what they needed was a lighter one rather than one 3.000 nounds heavier. It is so heavy , that it can not be used in making st.raat& At &1L, "the engiiife retrref-tma W'faotrf ftrf" the balance of the machine. He says that after the engine was complete the company bad a strike and had to put in any new men they could get and got men who did not know the business. Wren the machine got here the boxing was a quarter of an inch larger than the axle. To fix it they did not put in a new box, but turned the axle diwn which weak ened it. He thinks that what broke it was the play in the axle. It has been used two" vears, however, with out expense. The expense of fixing it this time was f 116.93, including an express bill of $21.98. Railroad Men. There have been quite a number of prominent railroad nen in this sec tion this v ejk. Supt Ohlinger went to Logansport to meet President Cassatt who is on his annual tour of inspection. Last night H. I. Miller, general manager of the Vandalia and B. W. Taylor of the 1. & V division : of the Pennsylvania lines were at the Westoott The entire party are expected to pay Richmond a visit before thev return east. It is stated that the directors of the lines west of Pittsburg will this week take some action with regard to the vacancy occasioned by the death or v ice President Brooks which is liable to cause quite a rearrangement of the executive officials in the west. It is thought the number ' of vice-presidents will be reduced to three which would mean that Joseph Wood will become second vice-president and J. J. Turner third vice president. South Side, Ahoy. Here is an opening ror the South Side Improvement association if they will act promptly: P. T. Brown, a stave manufac- terer, with factories at Logansport and other Indiana cities, desires i location. He will probably come without asking for a bonus from the city. At present about twenty-fi e men are employed in the Logansport f iptirr.and rz tMI rwr mmth is naia ' , o - i r. ; iu salaries. iur. u ru v u a icusc uoa expired on the building in which he is now located and he is unable to se cure another site in Logansport. This is given as his reason for want ing to remove from that city. Want All It's Worth. ISew C&rtle Tribune.) General Manager Hibberd of the Richmond Gas company finished se curing the right of way for their pipe line today. The right secured today was over J. W. Maxim's land. Mr. Hibberd said the price paid was $400. Harry S. Schidier of Cambridge City has been appointed railway mail clerk. TODAY'S PICTURE. The City Buildings, Old and New, and the Hose Houses. The half tone in this issue, of the eitv buildimrs. is Quite interesting, showing all the fire department build ings in addition to the city buildings, old and new. The old city building which is shown was built by Dr. War ner, of whose grave we gave a pict- office. At his death in J 835 he gave this building, as we described it then, to the city schools and the city paid $400 per year rent for it at the time the picture was made. Part of it was used for a school house at one time and the balance for a city build ing. As we remember it, the front door entered into a narrow ball from which steps led to the floor above where the city clerk had his office. A door leading right back, on the first flxr, entered into the police court room which was also used for a council chamber, with a few old desks and a sort of throne for the mayor. Back of this was- the mayor's office, a dingy old hole of a place with a piece of ragged matting on the floor and a little old fiat table for its only furniture, where Tom Ben nett, Lou Shofer and Alex Horney held forth. Beneath was fitted up tor a calaboose until Dr. Davis, by a trick which he sometimes relates, got Thomas Nestor to vote for some im- provements. Anton Bescher, who is about the only one now living who did business in that locality, had a saloon at the right side of the city building shown in the picture. The fight which was had during the times the erection of the new city building was being fought through in council has never been forgotten. In order to head it off' the Wakf-fi ldbu.lding was purchased by p-trt of the council for a quarter of the price it is now wurth, but J. J. Joruau who was determined the building shoulu go where it now is, got an injunction in the courts and broke up the sale. Those who are having the fight to get hose houses on the west side and in the south part of the city may find consolation in the fact that each of the hose houses shown in the picture cost the promoters just as hard a fight as they are going through with them selves at the present time. Tennessee Soldiers Monu ment. i i. -TV.-- n,. qi . ' ' ... umeat or xennessee marble in mem ory of thirty-two thousand Tennes seeans who served in the United States army during the civil war, six thousand of whom never returned home, was dedicated at the National cemetery, this city, today. Army of the Tennessee Re union. Cincinnati, O., Oct. 24. General A. Hickenlooper, corresponding sec retary, and Colonel Cornelius Cadle, recording secretary of the society of the Army of the Tennessee, have is sued notice to members that the thirty-third reunion wilt be held at Indianapolis, November 13 acd 14 General Granville M. Dodge of New York is president of the society. It Is Probable That the Admiral Will P.e Kept On the Stand For Tvro Or Three Days. Examination ot the Priiiripul In Ex traordinary Inquiry Will Attrart Attention. Washington, Oct. 24. --Admiral Schley is expected to take the witnes stand In the naval court of Inquiry which is invest IjratiuK his conduct 1b the Spanish' war. late this afternoon. This announcement is justified by the progress made In the examination of witnesses called to testify in the ad miral's behalf. He will be the last witness to le heard lu support of his side of the controversy. It Is now con sidered prottable he will be questioned for two or turee days. It is not yet possible to say whether ny witnesses will be called in rebuttal by the court, but it seems probable that a few persons may be summoned for this purpose. The testimony yes terday lel Judge Advocate Loraly and Mr. llatiua to decide upon the calling of at hast one rebutting witness. If he can le found. This is Mr. Sylvester Scoville. whose testimony Is desired In connection -with the incident of the meetinir of the press boat Soniers M. Smith by the scout boat St. Tanl. while the latter was off Santiago in May, 189S. The first of yesterday's new witnesses. Mr. James Hare, photogra pher on the press boat, stated that Captain Sigsbee of the, St. Taul had told the correspondents aboard the Smith on May 2 or 27 that Cervera fleet was not Inside the harbor at Santiago. Mr. Seovel was among the corresiondents on the Smith and if he can le found he will be asked to come to Washington and give his testimony on this Incident. It is also probable that an effort will be made to rebut other portions of the testimony given in Admiral Schley's behalf, including tion . concerning Admiral Schley, which the lieutenant is alleged to have taken part in on board the Massa chusetts on May 31. Other witnesses In addition to Mr. nare, who testified yesterday, were: Chief Boatswain L. Hill, Ciunner P. T. Applegate and Major Taul S. C. Mur phy of tne marines, all of whom were atoar4 the Brooklyn during the Cuban campaign: Lieutenant Commander Harlow, who was executive officer of the Vixen, made notes of the battle of July 3 and three officers of the Oregon. Lieutenant A. A. Ackermsn, Lieutenant E. W. Elerle and Lieuten ant K. G. Johnstone. Lieutenant Ackerman had charge of the after 13-Inch turret and Lieutenant Eberle of the forward 13-lneh turret of the Oregon on July 3 and Lieutenant Johnstone was signal officer on the Oregon at that time. Mr. Johnstone testified that he did not receive any signal from the Brooklyn to fire her 13-inch guns at the Spanish ship Cris tobal Colon and all of the Oregon's officers who testified expressed the opinion that the Oregon and the Brook lyn was practically equi-distant from the Colon when that vessel went ashore. Some of them, however, were Inclined to think that the Brooklyn was a shade nearer the Spanish ship. While Boatswain Hill, was giving bis testimony, which yis very compli mentary to Admiral Schley, thre were two outbursts of appplause. These were promptly suppressed by Admiral Dewey. OVERRULED. Judge Swift Decides Against the -Contention of the Richmond Natural Gas Company. ICosneniTUle News, Oct. XM A demurrer in the case brought in the Wayne circuit court by the En terprise Gas Co. and other New Cas tle parties to enjoin the Richmond Natural Gas Co. from operating a gas pump in the Henry county gas field, and brought to this court by change of venue, was ably argued by counsel on both sides before Judge Swift, yesterday, and overruled this morning. The demurrer contended that the case should have been origi nally brought in the Henry circuit court, and many very delicate points of law were raised and adroitly argued on both sides. llr. and Mrs. Robert Greer, who were visiting Frank Critchett and j wife, returned home to Logansport I this morning.