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Charges Against Capt. Tillej'
Were Dropped After
Brief Hearing.
Which Was the Worst That Conld
Be Said Airain-t the Command
ant at Tutuila.
Costly Display of Fass and Feathers
Over a Bit of South Sea
Tutuila, Nov. 12. Tla San Francisco,
Not. 26. On the morning of Not. 5
the United States steamship Wiscon
sin arrived In the harbor. It was an
nounced that Admiral Silas Casey had
been ordered to Pago-Pago to conTene
a courtmartial on Captain B. F. Tilley,
the commandant or the station. The
news was received with great surprise
ty the Samoan people, who had bra
making extensive preparations during
the past month to welcome Captain
Tilley on his return. On Nov. 6 the
Sonoma arrived with Captain Tilley
ine at the custom house there was a
large crowd to meet the captain, who
was loudly cheered by whites and na
tives. Captain Tilley at once resumed
his office as commandant.
The Solace arrived on Nov. 7 with
Admiral Evans and the officers cf the
courtmartial. The Aberenda, which
had been dispatched to Apia to bring
witnesses for the prosecution, return
ed the same day. At 6 p. m. Captain
Tilley was formally served with a
copy of the charges and specifications
and was ordered to deliver up his
sword. Admiral Casey interviewed a
number of residents as to the nature
of evidence they would give on behalf
of the government
The trial of Captain Tilley began on
Saturday, Nov. 9. The most important
witness was Dr. Blackwell. He tes- J
titled that about 10:30 p. m., and on j
toward midnight he once saw Captain !
Tilley lying down outside his cabin i
aoor ana undergoing a samoan mas
sage treatment. This treatment is
very common here with whites as well I
S3 native chiefs. The prosecution j
closed its case on Monday. Nov. 11.
rather' earlier than was expected, j
Tuesday tlJT- defense began, the chief j
witness being Lieutenant Richardson j
of the Amerenda and Juige Gvirr. It
appears that Admiral Casoy. after due :
investigation, dropped the charges o!
maladministration against Captain'
Tilley. J
Atlantic Coast Points Suffer Much
New York, Nov. 2t. Reports of the
damage tione by the storm of Satur
day niht and Sunday continue to
come in. Details from points on the
Jersey coast, tne southern coast of
lxng Island, and the upper shore of
Lon& Island sound show that the de
struction was widespread and the
monetary loss much heavier than at
first supposed, l ong Branch reports
show that hardly a building there es
caped some damage. As evidence of
the force of the wind a plank about
20 feet long, seven inches wide and
two thick was torn from the roof of
the pier pavilion and blown across
Ocean avenue. It struck the Lenox
hotel end-on and was driven into the
side of the building to a depth of four
r five feet. Wealthy New Yorkers
who have summer houses on the up
per sound have visited them to find
wreck and ruin in all directions. The
shore improvements are in ruins,
while fine shade trees are laid low and
extensive lawns piled with sand and
wreckage. Reports stiil come in from
points in New Jersey on Staten Island
sound and the surrounding inland
The wreck of the tug Haddon at
.Long Branch is complete. The ship
Flottbek stands almost upright tn the
ska4 Th work of unrigging her has
commenced. She win De unloaded as
b Uea This will be.cojanaratlvelT
easy. . . . . j
U bark wa-.s up to l:er tides at k
water and loai the cargo into their
The railroads are gradually getiof
their tracks in working order, but a'.
some places no t re ins hare yet been
Railroad Station Robbed.
Zanesvilie, O , Nov. 26 The night
operator at New Lexington on the
Cincinnati & Muskingum Va'ley road,
was bound and gagged after mid
night by masked burglars who dyna
mited the safes of that company, the
Adams express company and the
United States express company, but
got very little money.
Blizzard in the East.
Malone, N. Y.. Nov. 26. A bliz
zard has been raging throughout
northern New York the last fifieen
hours. The tall of siow is very
heavy. Trains are delayed. v
Woman Washed Overboard.
Philadelphia, Pa , Nov. 26 Cat.
Hill of the steamship Belgtnland on
arrival here today from Liverpool re
ports that early yesterdav morning
Mrs. H. McNeal. wife of Dr. McNeal
of Ann Arbor. Mich., while watching
a passing steamer from the deck with
her husband was washed overboard
by an immense wave and drowned.
Her body was not recovered.
The Contract For Replacing
it Let to a Dayton
In our dispatches yesterday were
given particulars of the smashing of
the store windows at Eiton by young
Ross man. The damage was fully as
large as stated. The town was a
picture or aestruct ion ana is sun in
bad shape so far. The fronts of the
stores are out so that it is hard to
keep warm, and besides they have to
be guarded at night, in fact all the
time. The business men and clerks
are all doing police duty. Rossman
is still in duress but no one seems to
tie charges against him on account
of his family. He is undoubtedly
crazy on the subjct of breaking
glass and says his great regret
is that he did not succeed in doing
more of it than be did. That he did
wot is-not the fault of the police there:
He was having his own sweet win
and way until a burly butcher, whose
windows he was about to smash, had
the effrontery to object, threw him
down and sit on him until the police
recovered from their alarm sufficient
ly to come and arrest him.
The contract for replacing the
broken glass was let yesterday to a
Dayton firm. The merchants pooled
heir issues. A committee was ap
pointed to let the contract in a lump.
Pogue & Miller of this city were tele
phoned to come down, but were not
early enough on the ground.
Married, last eveniog, at the par
sonage of the First English Lutheran
church, at 0:30 o'clock, by the Rev.
Dr. Kapp, Mr. Richard N. Hart.,
jr., and Miss Louise Drathing of this
Tbe Saloons All Closed at
Xenia as the Result of
Temperance Agi
tation. Traveling men report a great deal
of excitement over at Xenia over the
temperance question, which has
addd interest here from the action
of the Ministerial association yester
day in this city. A few months
ago a young man fell under a
train there while drunk and soon af
ter a man was murdered in a drunken
brawl. Both were prominent
and favorites in the community.
That started a move for a temper
ance town, a special election was
held and after a most interesting
tight the town went dry by an
overwhelming majority. Last
niht, as a consequence, every
saloon in the town there
were thirty of them, some very fine
ones closed their doors Saturday
midnight, and today none are open.
The drummers say the wanderings of
these who have been used to loafing
about the saloons are peculiarly in
teresting. A peculiar feature of the fight is
that both temperance people and sa
loon is ts are going to do their best to
keep the town dry. The latter assert
that they will give Xenia such a dry j
town mat mercnanis wno wanted sa
loons closed will be the first to peti
tion council to reopen them. The sa
loons were paying $5,000 annually in
Mrs. J. L. Cook of Goodland, Ind.,
(kbr nf Mrs T)r Nethermit I whn
has been visiting here, returned home
last evening.
Everybody Planning For a
Great Day on Thursday,
Which is Thanks
giving Day.
Thanksgiving day i going to b-?
observed in this city and section to
an unusual extent. The family par
ties are so numerous as hardly to b-ar
mention. Few. familUs will dine
alone; all are either invited out or
have guests. Family parties of all
size are to be very numerous.
Here is a list of some of the events
of the day:
Mistress Nell, at the Gennett,
matinee and evening perf jrmanca
The fair of tbe Rath bone Sisters at
Pythian temple will be in full blast.
It opens this evening, by the way.
The Ellabarger family hold their
annual reunion at the home of Prof.
Ellabarger in this city.
There will be union Thanksgiving
services of the Methodist churches at
Grace church in the morning at 10
o'clock. The Rev. Nethercutt will
deliver the sermon. E.ery one is
The Business college foot ball team
play at Knigbtstown with the high
school team of that city.
All the city schools will be closed
for the day and on Friday.
Tbe banks will be closed all day.
The stores will follow their
usual custom be open in the
morning to accommodate their
customers and then close
for the balance of the day ai.d even
ing. The rink will be open all afternoon
and evening.
The high school foot ball team go
to Fa'rmouut, where they have a
game with the high school team of
that place.
At Earlham the greatest foot ball
game of the year will take place, the
opponents of the home team being
the Wabash team, which aggregation
has always made Earlham trouble.
Their game last year was the most
exciting ever played on the Earlham
grounds. Both teams have worked
hartiv and are said to be very evenly!
The home boys a-e mak-3em
ing all possible preparat ions to make
it pleasant for tbe spectators and hot
for their visitors. The grounds are
being put into tbe best possible
shape, and the bleachers repaired.
They had two hard practice games
yesterday, and will have two each
day until the contest comes off. If
Wabash beats them she will earn all
the honor she gets.
Centerville will get a good crowd
from Richmond. The women's cem
etery assciUion at Centerville is
one of the most deserving organiza
tions in the county and was formed
two years ago to keep the cemetery
in proper condition. On Thanksgiv
ing day they give a grand dinner,
the proceeds to go into this fund
The citizens all support them loyally,
and many from this city will go over
on the traction line.
The dance by the Columbian club
on Thanksgiving eve Wednesday
evening at Odd Fellow's hall, is go
ing to be one of the largest dances
here in a year. There were over 300
tickets sold at9tcl Jck this morning j
The music is by the full Rurge or-j
chestra, insuricg the best music to j
be bad in eastern Indiana. The sup-;
per is served at the new banquet hall
of tbe club over corner ninth and
Main streets.
The railroads will observe the day j
in the usual manner. All local freights !
will be annulled. The freight depots j
will be open until 9 in the morning j
for the delivery of perishable freight j
only, and will receive nothing at any j
hour. At 9 O'clock the freight da- ;
pots will close for the day. j
the shops. j
By telephoning many of tbe slops j
we learn that tbe elosiatr of them i
will be almost universal. Oue or
two will run, but with those excep
tions all will close for the entireday.
Although very busy and feeling illy
able to spare the time, this has been
their custom and they will continue
it. At Gaar's they are shut down
for their annual clean-up, and will
not reopen until Mondry.
Tonight they have the employes'
social; tomorrow night a dance for
the patients. Thursday eight at 9:30
religious services, led by Rev. Dr.
Hughes; at noon the annual dinner
for all hands; a comedy of "The Doc
tor," in the evening, Saturday even
ing a concert.
A Case of Smallpox.
A case of smallpox was reported to
the health officer late yesterday af
ternoon by the physician in charge,
as a suspicious case. Dr. Markley,
the city physician, who has had
charge of all the other cases, was
directed to visit the cast at once, and
did so in company with the other
physician and without hesitation pro
nounced it smallpox. The case is
Mrs. Bertie Gephardt, living over a
store at No. 52U Main street, be
tween fifth and t-ixth street. She is
tne wue yjLaannW uepnardt, ana
t thev have one child,
j Tbe woman was taken skkon Mon
day ci last week and broke out on
Friday of !at week,
i The disease wascontracted bv Mrs,
s Gephardt while on a visit to friends
I at X-inia, O.
! Tbe health officer ordered the houe
closed. The fruot door is locked and
f the rear door carded and guarded,
j The husband, who is a bridge car
I penter on tbe C. R. & M., is absent
acd wokiDgat Marion,
j The health officer has advised tie
t immediate vaccination of all who
j have be-en exposed. He will exercise
a special supervision over trose who
have 1een exposed and will take
prompt action upon the first indica
tion of the disease. The patient, Mr
Gephardt, promptly gave the ci y
physician the names of all who 1 au
been to see her, so that they are
easily kept tinder surveillance. We
give the above facts in full at the sug
gestion of the health officer who does
not believe anylhing would be gained
by suppressing any truth in this con
nection. The child who lived with Mrs. Gep
hardt was named Ruby Logan and
went to the Garfield school. The se it
sie cc u i d in set Oil has been funi
gated aiid rendered safe so far as
science can do it. All pupils who
were brought into direct contact
with her, or in fact have been even
remotely liable to contagion from
either the child or Mrs. Gephardt, ex
cept those who have been vacei Dated
and are regarded as iramunes, will be
excluded from any and all of the
schools cf tbe city for ten days. It
is believed that there is no possible
dangtr of the disease spreading.
Burying Ten to Twenty-five
. Men In the Ruins.
" Detroit, Nov. 26. The boiler o
the Penberthy Injector company ex
ploded aud from ten to twenty-five
-jen are buried in the runins. Three
have been recovered.
,Thirty-six victims have already
been taken to various hospitals. The
financial loss is $150,000. The ruins
are still burning. It is now thought
over a hundred were in the building.
A fireman thinks twenty-five are
under the elevator.shaft. , . . .
l atwork M fa Qf
of these were more or less seriously
injured. At least three were killed.
There were over 150 persons in the
building. Up to 1 o'clock 38 injured
have been taken to the hospitals and
eleven dead bodies taken out.
The dead, so far as identified, are
Samuel Reilly, John Frey, Richard
Ryan. Two are not identified. The
injured, so for as knows, number 35.
A fireman says several bodies will
be found near where the engineer
was found. The engineer was alive
when found but too badly hurt to
talk. Several employes are missing.
Three of the injured taken to the
Emergency hospital have died. Two
other bodies are in sight in the ruins
of the wrecked building which is
burning fiercely underneath. It id
not probable that any buried in the
ruins are alive. As excavations pro
gress it is apparent that the number
of dead will be considerably aug
mented. The total number injured
is about forty.
Birthday Party.
Miss Marie Davis celebrated her
birthday anniversary last evening
i involuntarily, the matter being
j brought to her attention bv as merry
a party of boys and girls as ever
threateced to tear a house down,
They were all her classmates in high
school and called at her home in a
Increased Capital.
andiaaapolia Sentinel, Nov. 2i )
The Indianapolis & Eastern Trac-
tion company yesterday filed articles
with the secretary of state showing
an increase in capital stor k from
$200,000 to $800,000. Of this $600,
000 is common stock and $200,000
preferred. This increase is the re
sult of thecompany having purchased
the Greenfield line and now making
arrangements to extend its line to
Richmond. The members of the com
pany are Frank M. Fauvre, presi
dent; J. W. Chipman, secretary;
Ansel Fatout, E. C. Rossman and
Logan Scball.
Prominent Attorney Dead.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 26. H. L.
Stillman, a prominent Minneapolis
attorney, died of appoplexy in an
interurban car last night. He was
born in Chester, Ohio, in 1851.
Christian Revival.
The revival which has been in pro"
gress at the Christian church for four
week closed Sunday night, says the
the Rushville Star. There were 31
additions at tbe last meeting, 15 dur
ing the regular service and 16 after
ward. The total additions numbered
259. The meeting was one of the
most remarkable religious revivals
ever held in the city.. . , " ', .
Incidents ami Accidents and
Doings of Note in iloos
Italian Witnesses in a Murder Trial
at Bedford Beitir Heard Through
An Interpreter.
Case of XrlsiHi Fritz for the Murder
of John Feester Will Be
. 1 - i
Bedford. Ind.. Nov. 26. The case of
Nelson Fritz for the murder of John
Feester at Oolitic was on trial before
Judge Martin yesterday. Fritz asked,
through his attorney, J. Hi ion Smith,
for a change of venue, averring that
the people were so prejudiced against
him that he could not get a fair trial.
The venue will be granted, but Judge
Martin has not yet named the county
to which he will send the case for
trial. There are over 10 witnesses
who will have to attend the trial.
Fritz"s son, charged as an accom
plice in the killing, is now on trial.
There are nearly 150 witnesses, among
whom are a large number of Italians
who carnot speak or understand any
language but their own, and the court
is takiiis their evidence with the aid
of an interpreter.
Indiana polix Come to the Front wilb
the Fourth Caw.
Indianapolis, Nov. 26. The bofy of
James Kelly was stolen from the
Roundhill cemetery, five miles south
of Indianapolis, on the Three Notch
road, last Wednesday night. The rob
bery was not discovered until James
Norwood, who livep near the ceme
tery, started an investigation. He
saw five men near the cemetery Wed
nesday night, four of them being on
foot and the other one driving a wag
on. The body of Kelly was buried
Nov. 15 by the county authorities.
The grave has been opened and the
body found to be gone. The loss was
reported to the Indianapolis police.
This Is the fourth case of this sort
within as( nany weeks, and no clue
TiaV yet" been discoveredr
Thought They Were Canrty.
Greenfield, Ind., Nov. 26. Mrs. Wm.
Scott, wife of the deputy city marshal,
in poor health, has been taking a prep
aration of strychnine prescribed by
the attendant physician. Her 3-year-old
son secured possession of the
sugar-coated tablets and ate them, dy
ing in great agony.
ltnn Down By Kat Train.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 26. Louis
J. Ully, 58 years old, called upon a
married daughter, and In returning
home his umbrella prevented him
from noticing the approach of the
Pennsylvania limited, running at high
speed, and he was run down and
Jail Oelivory Frustrated.
Bedford, Ind.. Nov. 26. Sheriff
Smith accidentally discovered that the
hinges of the jail door had been sawed
off, with everything in readiness for
a general delivery of prisoners. Sev
eral brirglars of note are in the jail,
besides a murderer.
A Xell"' Wandering.
Valparaiso. Ind., Nov. 26. A. F. Cot-
terman of Boone Grove, troubled with j
an intolerable pain in his side, under- j
went an operation, and a needle two ;
inches in length was found, which
probably entered the body in child
hood. I
After Many Years.
La Porte. !nd., Nov. 26. James '
Johnson, a farmer of Geauga county,
Ohio, has just been reunited with his
brother, John Johnson of this county.
The two brothers had mourned each
other as dead for nearly a half cen
tury. r
Miner Killed.
Brai.il, Ind., Nov. 26. Frank Kol
ontsy was buried yesterday by a heavy
fall oi slate, causing instant death,
and Antonio Oubuschwski was fatal
ly injured in the Brazil Block Coal
company's mine No. 11.
Killed By Hi Own Gun
Madison, Ind., Nov. 26. Lewis Fre
vert, son of William Frevert, and
grandson of Mrs. Frederick Harper of
this city, accidentally shot and killed
himself while hunting Saturday at
San Diego, CaL
Memorial Service.
The Elks are making grand prepa
rations for their annual memorial
service to be held at the First Pres
byterian church on Sunday next at
2:30 in the afternoon. As it will be
tbe first they have ever given they
will spare no pains to make it an
event of note. There will be the
ritualistic service of the lodge and
two addresses, one by Judge Ballard
of Anderson and one by a local
speaker. There will also be a musi
cal program in which some of the
best talent iu tbe city will apt ear in
appropriate selections. The citkens
generally are cordially invited to this
serv ice.
On Friday night the last rehearsal
will take place at the lodge rcoms
and all members are expected to be
present at 7:30 sharp. After tbe re
hearsal there will be a concert fcivea
by tbe Starr Piano company with
the pianola attachment acd a" Starr
At Pittsburg for Higher
Wages All Roads Cen
tering There Ef
fected. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 26 The
strike for increased wages of ail
switchmen belonging to the Switch
men's Union of North America, in
the Pittsburg district, began this
morning. There are between six
hundred and a thousand local mem
bers and officials of all roads enter
ing Pittsburg.
The switchmen's union have to
members in the Pennsylvania lines
west. Business is going on as uual
there.' All tbe men were reported at
work at 10 o'clock on the Pittsburg
& Lake Erie. The strike is caus
ing trouble on the Pittsburg, West
ern & Allegheny, but officials clai-n
treftic will soon be moving as usual.
The only trouble up to noon from
the switchmen's strike was in the
Baltimore & Ohio yards, but tbe
movement of trains is not seriously
Earlham Will Meet Wabash
on Thanksgiving Line
up of the Teams.
Earlham 's last and hardest foot
ball game of the season will take
place Thursday' afternoon on Iteid
field. The game with Wabash col
lege last year was easily the best
game of the season and an interest
ing contest is expected Thanksgiv
ing. The players have been in bard
practice with tbe second team and are
in better form than at any previous
time this season.
The games on Thanksgiving are
usually attended by a large crowd of
people from Richmond and bleachers
have been placed along the, side lines
to accommodate several hundred peo
ple. Prof. E. P. Trueblood today stated
that Earlham will have to do her best
work to win over Wabash, but topes
of victory at the college are runLing
The game will be called at 2.30,
The following is the line-up of the
Van Nuys
Post on
Clem Studebaker Dying.
South Bend, Ind., November 2t).
Cltm Studebaker has been uncon
scious since midnight. His physi
cians have gicen up all hope.
U. S. Consul Dead.
Genoa, Italy, Nov. 20. James
Fletcher, United States consul in
this city, is dead.
Cooper The funeral of- Clay F.
Cooper took place at 1:20 o'clock this
afternoon from the house, north of
the city, Rev. Nethercutt officiating,
and a quartet from tbe Flst M. E.
church singing. The interment was
in Earlham cemetery.
Marriage Licenses.
Patrick Francis Oates and Matilda
Anna Metz, Richmond.
James F. Shirkey and Florence A.
Tout, Cambridge City;
Henry S. Marshall and Clara Peck
inpugh, Hagerstown.
For Tomorrow.
Vinost Florida nratma -rm oxraw
tasted, 40c size 29c dozen; potato
chips, 25c pound; salted peanuts, 15c
pound; cucumbers, cauliflower,
tnmatftfe ralThA cr?nah s.Tav
lettuce, parsley, Concord, Catawba
and Malaga grapes. " See our layout
tonight. . . ' Tlti XR BBOg,

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