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Terriflic Storm Off New
' York City Creates a
Thrilling Scene.
Hendricks Connt' Comes to
the Fore with Another ,
Strange Killing.
Incurring Much Peril to Themselves
the Coast Guardians Save Two
Distressed Crews.
Tug "Which Went to Rescue a Ship
' Is Beaten to Pieces in the
New Tork, Nov 25. The storm
which swept this coast Saturday night
, and Sunday was one of the most
violent and destructive in local
history. The damage to shipping
was heavy. -, The full-rigged ship
- Flottbek, which went ashore at
ship Flottbek, which went ashore at
Monmouth Beach . during Saturday
night's gale, is new resting on the
sands, apparently little the worse for
her experience, am' her crew are be
ing cared for by the life-savers of Sta
tion No. 4. The tug Robert Hatton
picked up the Floltbek Saturday af
ternoon about dark. The ship, under
command of Captain Singler, was
bound for New York from Plymouth,
England, with a cargo of white clay
and minerals. The tug had a crew
of seven men and the ship had 24
men. all told. AH went well until late
in the evening, when the wind attain
ed a velocity of 40 or 45 knots, and
the tug was unable to make headway,
and the two vessels began to work in
shore. Their danger was seen from
the beach and the life-savers prepared
to aid them. Seeing the struggle was
hopeless and that the only chance of
saving the tug was to let the ship go.
the hawser was cut. The ship drifted
rapidly on shore and struck well up
and close in at a point favorable for
work upon her. The tug lost her rud
der about the time she was freed from
the ship and, driven by the gale, per
fectly helpless, she drifted down the
coast and brought up against the iron
pier at Long Branch and began to
pound against It. The crashing was
heard by a fisherman, who roused
some citizens. With a, rope they went
" to the pfer to'aldTtnV seven men on
the tug. Each wave as it receded
carried the Hatton away from the
pier, and then as the next came roll
ing shoreward the heavy tug would be
carried on its crest and dashed against
the piling under the pier or against
the steel work. The work of rescue
was dangerous not only to the men
being rescued, but to those aiding
them. After many efforts a man on
the tug caught the rope which was
thrown from the pier. He hung on,
and as the tug was carried away from
the pier the man clinging to the rope
swung clear of her and then was hur
riedly hauled up on the pier before
the next wave coul.. dash him against
the piling. Thus all were saved.
Meanwhile the ship had been looked
after by life-savers. After several in
effectual attempts the regulation pro
jectile was thrown over her and the
rope caught. The whip and cable
were hauled out by the crew and made
fast aloft. The life-savers had their
shore anchor down and the breeches
buoy was rigged within a very short
time. The ship had struck broadside
on, so that the work of removing the
men was comparatively easy. The
rescued sailors were taken to Long
About 3 o'clock in the morning the
Iron pier broke in two. The tug had
continued to pound against it, and
the piling and superstructure were
gradually weakened by the blows
The tug, too, was battered to pieces
When the pier was carried away, one
man. whose name is not known, was
washed nto the sea and drowned.
Stirm Crra e Havic.
New York. Nov. 25. It is estimated
that the damage done by the storm
on the northern shore of Long Island
sound from and including City island
to the Connecticut line is $350,000.
Pilots Strike.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 25 Members
of the Masters and Pilots association
struck today for an advance of 33 per
cent. Tow boat owners are prep a r
ir.g to start boats with heavy coal
shipments witHn the next twenty
four hours. They expect to get pilots
at the former rate. About ten mil
lion bushels of coal are awaiting ship
ment. Four Girls Burned to Death.
Pittsburg. Pa., Nov. 25 The resi
dence of J. G. Miller, on Zara street,
Knoxville, was burned today and
four daughters, ranging from IS to
23 years, burned to death. Mr. and
and Mrs. Miller were badly burned
trying to rescue the daugh
ters. The fire caught from the ex
plosion of an oil can- " - " v k .
- Miss Je&nnette Crockett, David
Crockett, ther Crockett and Mrs.
C.C. Crockett left for PanfeBfeQaL,
this morning to speed the winter, i
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As it Was-Early Days in the
Black Hills Strange
Scenes In Deadwood
Center of the
Mining Region. .
Correspondence Richmond Palladium.
Lead, S. D., Nov. 23.
A little more than a quarter of a
century ago gold was first, discovered
in the Black Hills, and Deadwood
was the center of attraction with its
hundreds of wooden shacks lining
either side of Golden Gulch, a little
mountain stream of pure spring
water that flows swiftly down be
tween the bigh hills that tower above
in all their rugged grandeur. Like
all mining towns the population was
a mixed one, good, bad and ind ffer
ent. Men and wt men from every
where and from every condition of
life had collected here and for every
conceivable purpose, and to sav thut
there were scene enacted in this
hurly-burly society that . would
compare for wildness with that of
aov other mining eamp is only half
telling the story. Many incidents
have never seen the light of day and
will only crop out by accident as
told by those who came upon the
stage in after years. Hundreds of
honest men were here delving in the
rugged hills with pick and shovel and
in the sands of the little stream,
hunting for the glittering gold that
was here. Others were here, gao.
biers, keepers of dives of every charac
ter filled the new town, shooting
scraps and murders were of every
day occurrence almost, so frequent in
fact that little note thereof was
taken and passed as a matter of
cou' se. Saloons and gambling houses
predominated and in these high rev
elry prevailed night and day.
High up on the north side of the
gulcb, clinging to the side of the
mountain, was a little "shack." Its
I sole occupant and owner wa a min-
I ister of the gospel, who had come
jover into Macedonia to work for the
j Master. There was no church, the
j few who were here had not tpken
i time to thick of building a church
I and God's first temple was the only
j place of worship.
j One Sunday night when Deadwood
j seemed to have on its toughest coat
j of war paint and the saloons and
'gambling houses were in fall blast,
j out in the narrow street the dweller
i in the lonely shack on the mountain
i'side was tryine to hold a meeting in
j the street. He had sung a song and
j was calling to people to come and
j hear the word of God, but with all
j his efforts not one cou'd he got to
j stop long enough to-hear a word. The
poor man was in despair and was
on the point of giving up the task,
i Across the street a man had stood
! for some moments attracted by the
j good man's efforts and failure to get
J any one to listen to him. The man
j was tall, six feet two, broad shoul
j dered, long blonde hair that came
down over his shoulders, drooping
mustache and broad sombrero, a per-
crm that wru!. Vi a ra gxttrast.jw? atmn.
tion in any crowd.
He came across the stret, took
the now discouraged ministea by the
arm and said, "oome; with me, I'll
find you a crowd for your sky scrap
ing act," and into the largest saloon
and gambling house in the camp he
led the minister, and, picking him
up as he would a little child, placed
him on the center of the- bar, and
turning to the crowd . in , the room
said in a voice that every man in the
house reoagiuze4 as.'llFpa BUI JZ the
moat fear lees man in aU the wild
west, "gents, Ibis man's a preacher, "made by the prrsidnt of the rank:
he's my friend and we are going tofTatftl membership 57,507, with $105,
bear him too, now go on with the jj 159,000 of insurance in force. Tbirty
shw." And the minister talkd in five new sections were added during
a kindly way to this strange crowd j tee. quarter. The financial statement
for nearly an hour and was. treated j Is as follows:
with perfect courtesy, thoogb the . Balance in bank June 30 $ 135 23
gambling went on and the drink
were passed out over the feet of the
For years "Wild Bill" was a
trusted scout atd guide for ourarmy
in its campaigns against the Indian;
he was Gen. Custer's favorite guiie.
True he was an inveterate gambler
and was soon after this occurence
killed at the gambling table by Jack
McCall in this same paloon, vet there
were many noble qualities about the
man and he and the minister w re
warm friends ever after, whife' they
both lived. Will not thegnod that
was in him be on the credit side
when the books coma t- t3 made up?
I think so, tbjs wottl4.be ..equity -at
least. -
On the with side of Go'den Gulcb,
three hundred feet above the now
prosperous and well built city, over
looking all the country round, is the
Deadwood cemetery, in which stands
a life sized statue of brown sand
stone which faces the setting sun,
and on which is the following legend.
4Kev. Henrv Weston Smith,
M. M Minuter.
Pioneer of the Biack Hills, killed
by Indians Aug. 20. 1876, while
on his way from Deadwood to
Whiteley to preach."
A few hundred feet south of where
rests the pioneer minister is another
life size statue of brown stone, en
closed by a high iron fence, the lat
ter however as a protection was
placed there too late. Vandals and
relic hunters have done their wor .
all too well; the hinds and feet, the
chin and lips and even the ears are
gone, having been chipped off a littl-j
at a time until the figure is so muti
lated that it is hardly rt cognizable
by those who knew the man in life.
The drooping mustache, the loug
wavy hair and wide sombrero is all
that is' left to tell of whom it was in
tended. On. the south side cf the
slab is this reco-d:
'Wild Bill"
(J B Hitchcock,)
Died Aug. 2, 187,
By pistol shot, aged 3i years.
'Custer" was louely without
Thus the two, so opposite in char
acter, so different in t.l t hat goes to
make up the human family and yet
such warm friecd. died by violence
within the same mouth and year, and
sleep the l3st sleep in the san e cem
etery high above the scenes vt their
stormy life. It is a wild wiud that
b'ows the autumn It ave s over their
graves, it is a wild country over
which it sweeps, over the humble
man who gave his life a willing sacri
fice for a cause he believed to be
rich; the other, a true and fearless
friend, but rough and wild as the
land in which he dwelt. L.
Copy Richmond, Neighbors.
Our neigh bers, Marion, Hunting
ton and Decatur, are all discussing
in their city councils the placing of
signs on street corners giving the
names of the streets and considering
the best plans. In this they can
learn something from Richmond.
The method here is such that even
the stranger can easily find bis way
to anv number on any street with
out difficulty. It is a monument to
Gen. T. W. Bennett, who devised it
and put it into operation during his
last term as mayor. He copied it
after the city of Philadelphia.
The Endowment Rank.
Ta falTnwincr statistics Of th F!n-
dowsie&t Bank, Kr of - Py aretrf ir
terett here, Dew iw usniMcnnt
Receipt for q uarter ecd-
itsg S pt. 30, 1H)1 437,144.75
Disbursements for quar
ter ending Sept 30... 436.865.75
Balance in bank quarter
eadiog Sept. 3a 414 33
Deah benefits, quarter
eoding Sept. 30 375,151.34
Death benefits, quarter
ending Sept. 30 1.202,561.38
Death benefits sine the
organization of the
endowment rank 16,761,518.10
Mew Castle
Foot Ball
Team R. H. S. Won by
a Score of 40 to 0. ,
The crimson ar.d white again floats
victorious over its opponents and N.
C. H S. went home with the awful
score of 40 to 0 staring them in the
face From the score one would
think that the ?ame was uninterest
ing, but it was not because it showed
the superior strength and team work
of the home team to a fine advant
age. The two teams appeared to be
evenly matched as they are about
the same weight, but before the game
was over they showed themselves
not to be in the same class with our
Richmond did not play her usual
game and in the last half told their
opponents where they were going to
hit the line or what end they ere
going around and who was to
take the ball, and still New Castle
could not stop them. At the end of
the first; half the score was 22 to 0
and the tirst two touch downs were
mad in three minutes. The
touche downs were made by Ljuck,
Bulla, Elder, Hill and Newman.
The features of the game were
Loutk's brilliant end . runs;
Elder, Hill, Kaufman and
Newman's line bucking, and
the general poor work .of the
New Castle team.
The longest run of the game was
90 yards, made by Louck in the first
half and Elder made a similar gain of
ou yaras inrougn toe line.
The crowd was small compared
with the other tames but Richmond
made enough to p3y expenses and
had a small amount left over. Miss
Lucile Gaar entertained both teams
at the home of her parents on north
fifteenth street Saturday night.
Pleasant Uc thank officiated for
O'Briejc The funeral of Thomas J.
O Brien took place at 10 o'clock yes-
teraay morning from his home.north
west of the city, Rev. Retts officiat
ing. Interment at Earlham. The
pallbearers were Caleb King, De Witt
Runnels, Andrew Eliason, Wm. Rich,
sr., Alfred Rvan and James Miller.
Cooper Clay Forrest Cooper, aged
21 . years, died Sunday ; morning at
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar F. Cooper, one mile north
of the city. The funeral will take
place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the house. Interment
at Earl ham. ;
The official board of Grace E.
chnroh - meet . at 1 ther church " "this
evening a 7 o'ntocfc si
mm Mmm
A Tombstone Lies In the
New Paris Depot For
Forty Years'and Is
An interesting
to a tombstone
story with regard
comes from New
M. W. Little, now of Huntington,
was born at New Paris, but left there
half a century ago. Forty years
ago he shipped from Huntington to
New Paris a stone monument to be
maced overftre grave -T3ftsirsntF-
father who died and was buried there
in 1855. At the time he wrote to a
friend at New Paris to sv-e that it
was properly placed o.'er the grave.
He heard nothing from it, and as he
had prepaid the freight he supposed
it was all attended to.
Last week Mr. Little visited New
Paris for the first time in fifty years
and went out to the cemetery to visit
the grave and monument. It could
not be found. Finally Mr. William
Hahn, an old resident who had gone
out with him, asked if he was cer
tain this stone had ever been set.
He told Mr. Hahn what he had done
and the latter replied that he remem
bered that "thirty-five years ago he
had seen an old tombs. tone lying
among a lot of rubbish at the freight
With not the slightest expectation
of finding the stone, Mr. Little and
his friend strolled down to the freight
station, and the agent unearthed an
old dust covered stone with the in
scription precisely as Mr. Little had
ordered it, put away in a corner un
der a pile of unclaimed freight. Mr.
Little inquired if there were any
charges against the freight or
any record of the reason the stone
was not delivered, and the
agent inquired how long since the
stone was shipped. "Ob. about 1859
or 1860," responded Mr. Littte care
lessly. The agent almost fell over,
in his astonishment, and remarking
that he was no itrcheologist, and that
the stone would be worthless for any
other than Mr. Wagner, anyway,
told Mr. Little to take it away. The
stone was hauled to the cemetery,
but even with the assistance of old
citizens, Mr. Little cpuld not locate
the grave of his grandfather, which
forever will remain without a marker.
Miss McDonnell's Goods.
Some little time ago Miss McDon
nell of Williamsburg shipped over
the C. R. fe M. a box of goods con
signed to herself at Marion. The
writing on the tag was illegible but
the destination looked more like
"Muncie" than anything else and
the box was sent there. The agent
of the C. R- & M. there sent the
usual postal card notice to "Caroline
McDonnell, Muncie," to the post
office. By a queer coincidence there
was a woman of that name in Muncie
and she sent for the box and received
it. " When later on the real owner
began inquiring and the C. R. & M.
agent went hunting for the goods
the woman denied receiving them.
Her sons denied all knowledge of it
also, but being locked up by the po
lice weakened and confessed. The
goods were found at the home of a
man named Pinnick, near Mrs. Mc
Donnell's, where they had been taken
by Mrs. McDonnell and left;. They
were restored to tbenowner. wt-o.;
Willis Haynes Found in a Lumber
Yard at Coatesville SuA'criuy
with a Fractnrel Skull.
Yiftim of a Savage Asanlt hai l Oat
in lUiu All Niirht Without
Assistance. , ,
Danville. Intl.. Nov. 25. Hendricks
county has another murder mystery to
solve. The unconscious body of Willis
Haynes was founrf ina lumber yard
at Coatesville. Haynes did not re
cover consciousness, and he ""' died
shortly after being found. A portion
of his forehead was crushed la. show
ing that he had come to bis death
by a blow from the hands cf some
person. . The post mortem examina
tion showed that the skull was frac
tured sufficiently to cause death. Th
coroner is holding an inquest, and it
ia believed that enough will be dis
closed to warrant an arrtet.
Haynes lived some miles north ot
Coatesville and had Rone to that town
after some lumber. The next morning
his body was found in the lumber
yard. His acreair." were heard .by
Samuel Oliver, who lives a hundred
yards from the scene of the tragedy,
but Oliver paid no attention to them
and the man laid out in the rain all
night without resistance. When
found he was too far gone to recover,
dying in his wife's arms. He was a
young man of splendid physique.
A Port Wayne Father Kill His Only
. Child.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov, 25. Louis
Boisnet, a German porter at the Ave
line hotel, returned from bunting Sat
urday afternoon to his home near Un
denwood cemetery, and his 7-year-olJ
daughter ran to meet him. He carried
her to the house with her arms about
his neek and put her down to show
his wlta- baw hauuBffeH gun.' In
fingering the trigger the weapon was
discharged, killing the child instantly.
Her heart and lungs were almost
blown from her body.
Her father is crazed and has to be
guarded to prevent him killing him
self. He has been extremely Industri
ous and recently purchased the little
spot of ground on payments for his
home. The girl was the only child
living out of several born to him.
Killed In a Runaway.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 25. Robert
Romick, aged 41. and single, was
killed Saturday evening in a runaway
accident on West Main street. He
was driving out of town on his way
home to Dunfee, when bis team be
came frightened at the street cars and
ran away. The street is of cedar
block with quite uneven surface. A
bump from a depression threw him
out, fracturing his thigh bones, his
legs, and causing injuries to the kid
neys, from which he died In the am
bulance before he could reach the hos
pital. He did not regain conscious
ness. . Coroner Hokla Snerwrll.
Evansville, Ind.. Nov. 25. Coroner
Walker has returned his verdict In thw
cases of the murder of Miss Lena
Renner and Mtr. Georgia Railey, the
two women who were strangled to
death on the night of Nov. 11, and
whose bodies were found on dlfTereat.
roads several mik-B apart. The deatb
of each woman is laid at the door
of Wilbur S. Sherwell, the policeman
who was arrested several days ago,
with probably an unknown accom
plice. Killed At a. Croslnir.
Fortville, Ind., Nov. 25. The new
fast through train from Indianapolis
to Fort Wayne ovr the Big Four via
Muncie. struck Mrs. James Stanford
at the Main street crossing and hurled
her body nearly 10 feet, killing her
instantly. She had stepped on the
main track from the sidetrack, on
which a freight locomotive waa stand
ing, the escaping steam from the lat
ter making it impossible to hear tha
approaching train
The result of the foot ball game at
Knightstown Saturday has put the
High school team here in high feath
er. Not long ago the Richmond High
school team beat the Knightstown
high school team 12 to 0. Saturday
the Knightstown boys played the
second team of Eariham the latter
winning only by a score of 6 to 5.
This gives the High school boys here
a good wide margin over the Eariham
boys. -
- Chicago, III t Nor. 25. Wheat,
Tote4o Not. 25i-Wbstr ; 7.

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