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WEEK!. ESTABI.KIIEI) 1H.1I. UAI L.V KST.VIU.I-.1IKI RICIIMOXii DAILY IMJLLADIUr, FIJI DAY, XOVEMUER 2i, 101. OXK CEST A COPY. HORRID FACT Later Jtenorts v t ,1 Wabash Wreck Sustain the First. APPALLING FIG HIES It ii Pretty Definitely Ascertained That Near a Ifuudred Lives Were Sacrificed to Error. Bo Many Bodies Were Completely Incinerate I That Loss May X ver Be Known. Detroit, Nov. 29. Those who have been investigating the awful calamity which occurred on the Wabash rail way Wednesday evening, when the Continental Limited crashed head-on into an emigrant train, creating a scene of indescribable havoc, have found nothing to alter the estimate, of about 85 lives lost as a result or the collision. Superintendent George M. Burns of the division on which the wreck occurred, insists that the esti mates are too hign. "I don't consid er," said he, "that the total death list will exceed 20." However, in sup port of the larger estimates, it is pointed out that there are now 14 pas sengers known to be dead. The bod ies of eight of these have been recov ered, and it is considered that the fragments of other bodies now in the morgue at Adrian will account for many more than the 12 dead necessary to make up Superintendent Burns' es timate of 20. In addition to the com paratively few fragments recovered and sent to the morgue, those who were early on the scene say that many more pieces were discovered which crumbled to powder while they were being removed. Superintendent Burns said that he was unable to tell the exact number of Italian immigrants aboard Train No. 13. but thought there were not more than 50. Passengers on the train and a number of those who were early on the scene dispute this and say the number was nearer SO. Superintend ent Burns has received no report as yet from Ticket Collector Eames of Train No. 13, who probably knows nearer than anyone else the number of Italians 'n the cars. ' .wiijil- i ;.thiuivii .i .-Lillian llllpiVil- eled a jury and boiran an inquest into the disaster this morning. All the jurors are prominent in the busi ness affairs of Adrian. Xo steps have been taken as yet toward the arrest of Engineer Strong, whom Superin tendent Burns says is responsible for the collision. Engineer Strong stated in positive terms that his order di rected him to pass trains Nos. 13 and 3 (the latter closely followed No. 13 from Detroit) at Sand Creek. Said Strong: I saw the headlight of No. 13 four or five miles before the col lision occurred, but I supposed the train was sidetracked at Sand Creek, waiting for us to pass. The glare of the powerful electric headlight made it impossible to see the exact location of the other train. The fireman and I both jumped from the right hand gangway.' Strong and the fireman were both hurled 30 feet, but although scratched, cut and terribly jarred, they were not Furiously Injured. Immediately after the collision six of the ears of the westbound train, crowded , with Immigrants, burst into flames. The unfortunates fought mad ly la their attempt to crawl out of doors and windows, thus hindering each other so that the bulk of them were unable to escape. There was absolutely no means at hand to fight the fire and the agonized shrieks of the unfortunates were appalling. "It was a veritable hell of fire." said Victor C. Greenbaum of New York city, who escaped with slight in juries. "People who came hurrying to the scene from farmhouses in that locality stood about the wreckage helplessly and held their hands to their ears to shut out the frightful screams, and turned their eyes away." The immigrants who were lucky enough to get out alive from the last one or two immigrants cars were un able to speak English, and could give no idea of the number of people that were in each car. The conductor of this train could not be found, but rail road doctors and others agreed that the number of dead must approach 100. The official list of the dead given to the local papers shows the names of but 10 dead and 4S iniured. but De troit newspaper men who were at the scene of the wreck and talked with I tnrvivors of both trains, say that the j official list does not bear out the state- ments of the passengers nor evidence j of the horrible loss of life which thev 1 witnessed at the spot where the acci-1 ri.nt ,.rri Th? f PrPSs t!T I says that the loss of life was in round j numbers 100 and that the statements 8 made by the Italian immigrants oa j one of the wrecKea trams Dear rvx this claim. These immigrants say there were about 125 of their nation ality on the train and that only atKiat 25 of them escaped. , While there are only 10 of them known to be dead, it is asserted that th other K. were A eompletety mcmeratea uo iui ,i the removal of the wreckage the bod lea crumbled to dust, which was scat tered by the wind. The names of these dead will never be fcnown. in a!! i nrobability. unless fiiecds make in U 111 I J 1 VJX I uc I Dropped 700 Feet. j Connelsville, Pa.; Nov.2'J. Eight 'men dropped seven bundrtd feet in ! a mine shaft near Mason too. A re- lief party found thrfe dying and the ! Via.Q n.vK'i V-i1 xt fitiTi Kurt TV. a cab!e broke just after they entered the cape. Two were Americans, the others were Hungarians. Liberals Surrender. Washington, D. C, Nor. 29. Captain Perry cables that the ar rangement for the surrender of Colon and Liberal forces too ay has been completed. New York's New Police Com missioner. New Yck, N. Y., Nov. 29. Mayor elect Seth Low today announced the selection of John N. Partridge as police commissioner of New York. Y. H. C. A. The Committee Appointed to Further This In terest. The committee appointed to fur ther the project of a Y. M. C. A. as sociation building in this city is now announced. It consists of Sharon E. Jones, E. Gurney Hill, Adam Bartel, Timothy Nicholson and John H. Likens. They have held one meeting but as yet have not outlined any plan of ac tion The make-up of the committee is one that assures the success of the movement, however. PAIaILE. Proposed Expenditures This City. in indian!Kii Xe, Nov. 28 ) Tbe directors cl tbe Pennsylvania had a meet ing yesterday afternoon at j Philadelphia and authorized an ex penditure of 1, 500,000 for additional i Three other subjects, somewhat al tr:iro iiT.nrovtnnents am riFWfHed "in general wtror, Will also bo bridges on tne lines west; 01 rit-ts-burg. In addition to the building of a new bridge across the Monongahala river at Pittsburg, to cost $500,000, a new bridge is to be put in at Rich mond across the Whitewater river. The bridge there has been in service for a great many years, and is still stout and substantial. The plans for the new passenger station at Rich mond were approved and work will begin at once on the building. This station will cost $100,000, and in ad dition to it a new and commodious freight house will be put up and the yards enlarged. It is the intention also to do some work at Indianapolis and other points on the Southwest system. Polo. The Henleys won over the Muncies last night. The rink was filled with a very enthusiastic crowd. Alexan der p'ayed in place of Mansfield in the Henley team. Each team made one goal in the first, Muncie one in the second and thus the game stood until within a few minutes of the end of the third, when Henleys made two amid great enthusiasm. Police Court. Police court had a trio this morn ing. First came E'.i Jackson. Eli was accused of being drunk but de- nied it. He said he came here from Louisville and had only two drinks i all day. No one else agreed with ; EH, who appears to be a victim of 1 circumstances. The police described 1 ' how half the force were out after him j 1 in ditierent parts of town; how that j he ws put out of the Second Baptist ! church and wanted to pelt the place j with rocks; later met a young man j and two girls on Main street and grabbed one of the girls by the arm; j and was terrorizing the C., R. A M. I depot; and enough other things to snow mat jl,u was certainly a very busy man. The fine was put at a dollar, with the costs, which was stayed Joseph Liebhardt for a plain drunk was given the same dose. A bright man gone wrong is in the station house too drunk to try. Wednesday he was about the town , begging, and especially about the j newspaper omces. tie ciaimea tnai j He claimed that 1 be was a newspaper illustrator and : ; . . t 1 m - uat ce naa workea on some 01 tne st publications in the country until le became afflicted with writer's , ; "I? " r'V5 -L "e i i pers would not give him anything, j knowing it would go direct to the ! ! saloon. Late yesterday he was cap- j ! tured, too drunk to navigate and j with a fair supply of drinks in hot- j tles tucked about his clothes. His arm didn't seem .to be paralysed either after he was drunk. 9. ASHINBTON Forecast of What the Fifty seventh Congress Will Do. Special to the Richmond Palladium : Washin;t.,n, D C, Nov. 30. j Unless all signs fail the fifty-seventh congress, which will be given birth at noon Mondav, will be one of the busiest and most important of recent years. Little talk and much work will be the rule fallowed if the present plans of the leaders are car ried out. The fact is generally recog nized that no time must be wasted if all "f the important questions on the agenda are duly considered and acted on. unaer me most iavorao.w con ditions it teems probable that the session must be prolonged a consid erable time beyond the usual date of adjournment. Monday will be devoted to the reading of the Presideat's message, which is expected to be one of the most important state papers of re cent years. The message has been prepared, read before the cabinet, and received its iinal corrections Advance copies hive been placed in the hands of the press associations, b t strictest precautions have been taken to prevent the contents being prematurely made public. One of the first actions of congress after assembling will be to take proper action in regard to the death of the late President McKinley. Un doubtedly both the house and senate will follow closely the precedents of the two preceding times when Presi dents fell by the bullets of assassins. When the message of President Boose velt has been received and read a motion will be made to refer the portion referring to the death of his predecessor to a select committee of one from each state on the part of the house with such as the senate may join. This committee will re port a concurrent resolution provid ing that an oration be delivered be fore the two houses at an early date. The main subjects of probable leg islative action at the coming session are generally known. The trusts, icternal revenue reduction, river and harbor improvements, construction of public buildings, pensions, re- j vision of the currency and banking j taws, irrigation and " insular affairs j a.d. labor legislation will occupy a great ueai 01 attention. urged upon the notice of congress provision for an Isthmian canal, sub sidies for the rehabilitation of the American merchant marine and the construction by the government or authorization for private laying of a Pacific cable. Tbe canal question will certainly prove a long and probably bitter fight. The same opposition that has met the efforts made in the past to build an interoeeanic canal will un doubtedly be active at work this ses aion. The interjection of the Pana ma canal scheme into the situation will not, in the estimation of well posted people, accomplish the pur pose for which it is alleged to be de signed. It is now thought that con gress will brush aside the Panama scheme at once and get down to the main question of whether a canal shall or shall not be built via the Nicaragua route, and on this the bill will be fought. The demand for a Pacific cable probably can not longer be ignored. Opinion was divided in the last con gress upon whether the government should build and own the cable or whether a private corporation should be authorized to land it. This differ ence in opinion resulted in failure to act. Hawaii and the Philippines are demanding the cable, and the mercantile interests of the country will probably bring pressure to bear upon congress sufficient to force ac tion. Senator Fryeof Maine acd Sena tor Hanna of Ohio have repeatedly declared during the recess tht thu congress would pa-s a ship s iDsidy cf lat .session has bill. The bill been modmed, but it C3onot be told until it is introduced and its pro visions scanned whether the modi fied measure meets the objections raised against the oid bill by an in fluential faction of the Republican party in the house. It is the general belief that some kind of a ship subsidy bill will be passed at this session. In addition to these important matters, the purchase of the Danish West Indies is likely to receive some attention. It is understood that negotiations which have been con- ducted for months past have reached a point where they may be carried to a finish here in Washington. The airncuities mat oeset tne agreement have been gradually eliminated one after the other, until there is good prospect of an early final agreement. If acquired, these islands will un uuu1 ?r 01 IDe rrl' 1 EZErr lDG eareSl ,arge i body of land. The reciprocity question is certain to give the session much concern. While there is sentiment in fa- vor of reciprocity, there are a va- riety of opinions as to how far it should go, and what 1 it should em brace. Tbe trouble will be to reach a basis of agreement. Local and sel- fish interests are bound to intrude j themselves, and make it difficult toj reach a conclusion that will Dring the desired r-ults. ; One or mure bills ill be intro- I ductd in the bouse to supplement 1 i and strengthen the act of March 14, 19 JO. known as the gold standard law. Mr. Overstreet. of Indiana, who is regarded as the author of the gold standard law, ai.d a member of j th& banking committee, has prepared j a bm the purpose of which is to re quire the secretary of the treaury to exchange on demand gold coin for standard silver dollars. Tbe pres ent law makes it tbe duty of the secretary to maintain all forms of governmert money at parity, but leaves much t his discretion, acd it is with a view t correcting this and JjtBQverstreet making the exchange mandatory that bill has beeu pre pared. Toe question whether or nor the war revenue taxes should be reduced may lead to a lively fight among the Republican members of the house ways and means committee. Chair mar Payne favors a material reduc tion and intends to introduce a bill providing for the cut. On the other hand an important faction of the committee, led by such influential members as Representative Hopkins of Illinois aad Representative Taw ney of Minnesota, are opposed to any depletion ot tbe revenues until all the government's financial necessi ties are asserted and provided for. Nolder-Cox. Married, on Wednesday eveninsr, at the home of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs E E. Cox, south first street, Miss Georgia Cox and Mr. Harry Nolder. Mr. Nolder is employed in the office of the Starr piano works, and one of their valued employes. Miss Cox is a favorite with a large circle of friends. R. H. S. DEFEATED. Falrmount Academy Defeats Richmond by a Score of 26 to 0: , Afrer a series of victories R. II. S. is fitblljE-'cfefeated by a very decisive set re tiut tu y are not disheartened, bcf'airQj ibey were ut against a team Vytk,outelass?eV .experience '-weight but not In team A-ovtTT The Fairraoutit team is made up of aiostiv bi iriass blowers, who go to school there at night, aud they have defeated everything they have been up against this season which includes most all the eastern Indiana high schools and some college teams. The gatnt was hard fought from start to finish and our boys showed some fine defensive work, but were up against the real thing and could not stop them. The first half ended with the score lb' to 0 and 10 to 0 for tbe second half, making 26 to 0 with five touch downs and one goal. Kaufman was rot in condition to play at all, so he acted as referee, while Bulla and A. Hill were laid out in tbe first half, and this greatly weakened the strength of our team, as these men are among the best in defense work. This has been the most successful season in the high school in the way of foot ball team, as they have a goodly sum over and above expenses and have scored 8 points to their op ponents 38. They also hold the eastern Indiana foot ball championship which depended on the result ot the Mun-cie-Wincbester high school game which was played at Muncie yester day'and resulted in a score of 5 to 5 Since our boys have defeated Win chester the championship belongs to R. H. S. Richmond Business College played at Knightstown yesterday and were defeated by a score of 21 to 5. The R. B. C. boys claim that the winning team run in some men who played on the town team and this was the cause of their defeat. Cotton Mills Burned. , Woonsonket Mass.. Nov. 23. The Clear River mills, twelve miles from ! here, burned today. Loss $100,000. John T. Perry Dead. Exeter, N. H., Nov. 29. John T. Perry, for thirty years connected with the Cincinnati Gazetee in editorial capacity and since 1SS8 leading writer for the Exeter News, died today. Rear End Collision. Syracuse,' X. Y., Nov. 29. Twelve persons were injured in a rear end collision between a special passenger and a freight train on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western road near Tully station at 1 :15 a. m. Three mav possibly die. Henrv OuiIev and Charles SuUlvan of Syracuse and Wil- liam P. Feenev of Oswego. The Old Wayne Dramatic club baa decided to open tne gallery at the Gennett tonight for "Called Away1 atl5 cents. -- . STATE NEWS NOTES Incidents awl Accidents ana Doings of Note Through out IIiHisienloiu. DEATH STOPPED SUIT Shotmeyer Divorce Cae Was to Have IJeen Called in Allen County Circuit Court Today. Last Evening the Defendant Was Found Dead iu His Chair and Corouer is Called. Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 29. Today was to be called the divorce case of William Shotemeyer, whose wife elop ed some months ago with a man with whom she is living in Kansas. But late yesterday afternoon Shotemeyer was found by his mother, dead in hia chair. The coroner was not able to discover whether death was natural or suicidal, and will hold a postmor tem examination. Shotemeyer's wife had applied for a divorce in Kansas, the papers concerning which were served on him only a couple of days a"o. lie was a railroader, aged 31 years. 1KHTOK UKINUS SCIT Kornier Kditor i Cliai-eeri with I.i- bi-liiiir a I'ract itioner. Shoals. Ind., Nov. 29. Dr. Oris P. Robinson of Brazil has filed suit against Dr. Shelby A. Seal, a dentist of Loogootee, formerly publisher of the Loogootee Enterprise, demanding damages in $4,000 for alleged libel. Dr. Robinson presents that he was a practicing dentist at Loogootee. and that on June 28, 1900, a card, signed by Dr. Seal, was published in the Enterprise which reflected on the plaintiff's professional character, and that he thereny lost his patronage and was compelled to remove else where. lrfTP KftWrts Compromise. Frankton. Ind., Nov. 2!. The Smel ser case, which has attracted wide at tention, has been settled by the an cused principal and complaining wo man agreeing to live toother again as .iiaRtnn a T1 "I ai'ose tiort; tiiau a year ago thtoug'i the sale of a livery stable belonging to Mrs. Sniclser and conducted by her husband. He drew a check for the money, got it and went West. He was returned here and was facing serious charges, vrhen love triumphed and the compromise was effected. Sherwell Without an Att trney. Evansville, Ind., Nov. 29. The attorneys for Patrolman Sherwell. charged with the murder of Lena Ren ner and Georgia Railey, have notified him that they could not take his case, as he has failed to raise the fee. It is thought the court will have to appoint a man to defend Sherwell. The pris oner was very much downcast ovei the announcement of his lawyers. The preliminary hearing is aet fot tomorrow. She wm Tired of Lifts Knightstown. Ind.. Nov. 29. Miss Leora Culbertson, eldest daughter of L. M. Cnlbertawn, was found dead in her room with a bullet in her brain. She left a note saying that she was tired of life. Miss Culbertson had shown a melancholy, disposition for some time, but there was no suspicion that she contemplated suicide. Killed By a Blow. Covington, Ind.. Nov. 29. At a coal mine seven miles south of this city, William Hecker and a boy 18 years old. named Bird, had trouble in regard to work about the mine, and the youngster struck Hecker on the back of the head with an iron rod. the blow proving fatal. Bird escaped arrest. It was l.o;nl-i). Petersburg. Ind., Nov. 29. While Benjamin Brewster was snapping a revolver, not knowing the weapon was loaded one chambf-r was discharged and the bullet struck Henry Thomp son in the back, causing a dangerous wound. I the greatest success of tbe season. Cot 3ioiiey and Diamond. j a crowd of over seven hundred peo La Porte. Ind.. Nov. 29. A burglar j pie attended the contest and for the entered the home of Mrs. Mira T. j liberal patronage of the Richmond. Bradley, widow of the late Judge John ! people the Athletic Associatiou H. Bradley, and secured money and j Earlham is sincerely thankful. diamonds valued at $1,000. Serious Cutting Affray. Winslow, Ind.. Nov. 29. During an j altercation between Ed Jennings and i Charles Mitchell. Jennings used a j knife, inflicting severe injury to his5 Gov. W. H. Taft of the Philippic -antagonist. j commisssion to return to the UnitM- i States because he cannot probsWyj- ctotbes caught Fire. recover from the effect of TAs-rivrnz? Shoals, Ind Nov. 29. Mrs. Sarah j operation in that climate. wjTJ Maggon, 43 years old, while standing ecrne on the first transport ieavingr near a stove, caught her clothing on fire and was fatally burned. Spit Ordinance. From every side come demands from citizens that tbe spit ordinance f be enforced. This demand is cof ? limited to Main street, but is from all ; over town. On Maiu street the spit I nuisaace is much comvlained of by i business men. IVoplj on s-outb I eleventh street, in the first two i squares, are complaining very lotdly land have been ever since the ordi- nance was passed. Sme party or j parties makes a practice of sqairticg j tobacco juice cot only all over the j sidewalk, but on tbe fences and even ! against the sides of the buildirgs acd ; the windows near tbe walk. One- resident said this morning that he j wou'd give $10 to have the man ar- rested and $25 to bee him convicted. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Seeker Wilhelmina C. Seeker, aged 5l years, wife of Christian Seeker, died Wednesday evenirg at her home, 400 south eleventh street. She was tbe mother of W, C. Seeker of the Second Na tional bank and Miss Emma Seeker. The funeral will take place Sunday. Short services will be held at the1 bouse at 2 o'clock sun time. After the interment further services will be held at St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. Albert J. Feeger of ficiating. Friends may call at any time. Interment at Lutherania. Dietrick John C. Dietrick of Centerville died at Easthaven Wed nesday afternoon of pneumonia. His- 1 age was 0 ears. The interment j took place at Centerville this morn ing. 1 Bean John Bean, aged 87 res rn. died Thursday morning at his hcmer three miles south of Williamsburg, on the Centerville and Williamsturg: pike. The funeral will take- place Saturday morning, meeting at the house at 9:30 o'clock. The in terment will be in the Centerville cemetery. Rev. Harter will con duct the services at the house, and, the Odd Fellows will have charge at, the grave. Anstis Wm J. Anstis died th's morning at his home, 207 south eighth street. He was a member of the Druids and the G. A. R. Funer al announcement tomorrow. EARLHAM h I Scored a Great Victory Over Wabash Saturday Game "Ends VVith aSad Accident. Earlba.n's foot ball game yester day afternoon was a crownin triumph of the eleven weeksf bate daily practice and the skill of t rlk-ie-nt-coaching. A clean cut victory over Wabash with a 6core of 21 to 0 was the result of the two twenty five minutes of play. In the first half Wabash won the toss and defended the west goal, Earlham got tbe ball and after a fewr minutes of hard line bucking and t fifty yard run by Macy through tackle scored the first touch-down. Wabash got the ball twice on fum bles during the remainder of the half. She attempted several tricks, but Earlham was "next" every--time and all her tactics failed except' a tandem play through the tackle? which was worked successfully ooce-- Earlham made three touchdowns, in the second half, failing to kick goal in all except tbe first. Their largest gains were made by Stanley, Tuttle, Douglass and Macy, the lat ter gaining 250 yards during the game. The revolving play through tbe tackle was for Earlham a mo&t successful one. Wabash was in every respect Jlx weak for Earlham as tbey jrot possession of the ball only four time. during the aftt rncon. Homer Biuford, of the Earlham t team, met with a serious and painful acciden t fearly in tbe first half in one of the downs. Binford's right leg became twisted and when the aen piled on top of him both bones were wrenched and broken j"st above the ankle. Several of the ligaments were torn loose and he was carried oil fit field to the college infirmary. Jr?- Bulla, who is attending his wo an it , stated this mornisg that his in ju?'yftr are such that Binford may never ti able to recover the use of his ankle. In other respects the game was Gov. Taft to Come Home, Cincinhati. Nov. 29. A Times- Star's Washington special says an order ha3 been issued authorizing Manila early in December. James Norman Garrett acdr lia Robinson, both of Chester,, s?" married Wednesday evening at Tiistr. . Street M. E. parsonage. Rev. Chasa oess officiating," - - c r