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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, WEDNESDAY, DEC 24, 1913
BUHTS - SENTENCED
IS BUSIEST PLACE
FOR CITY REVIVAL
OVER NORTH SEA
Reports Say At Least Fifty
two Fishermen Have
Will Good Fellows Help Paul
Noss, Victim of Cruel
Lipscomb May Recover From
Benzine Tank Ex-
INJURIES ARE SERIOUS
Grafting Operation May Be
Necessary to Save Man's
Charles Lipscomb, badly Injured
yesterday afternoon by flames follow
ing the explosion or gasoline gas In a
tan at tbe Standard Oil plant. North;
F street, in whichhe was at work mak
ing repairs, showed slight Improve- j
znent today when examined by his phy
elcians at tbe Reid Memorial hospital.
"He apparently has an even chance
for recovery," said ' one of his physi
cians, Dr. Charles Marvel, "but it may
be several days, however, before it is
positively known just how seriously
he Is Injured. Apparently tbe burns on
his head, neck, face, both arms, both
thighs, back and pelvis have destroy
ed most of the skin, but whether skin
grafting will be necessary cannot be
determined until a more complete ex
amination is possible. The depth of
the man's burns also cannot be deter
mined at the present."
If grafting operation Is found neo
essary it is quite probable a large
quantity of skin will be required, pre
senting te difficulty which always
presents itself in such cases of secur
ing a supply of healthy skin. Fre
quently when such operations are re
quired to have the life of a patient
friends and relatives submit to the
painful process of having strips of
their own skin removed so that it can
be grafted onto the injured person.
. Lipscomb is a married man and has
one child and is a well known and
Manager William Ball of the Stand
ard Oil plant stated today that acci
dents similar to the one which Lip
scomb was a victim of yesterday were
always a menace in the repairing of
tanks and that the greatest precau
tions were always taken to protect me
chanics engaged in such work.
"Before Lipscomb entered the tank
yesterday a rope was attached to his
body so that he could be pulled out
suickly in case of an accident. The
tank was emptied of all the gasoline it
contained last Friday but considerable
ftas still remained in it," said Mr.
Ball. "A minute after Lipscomb enter
ed the tank he broke his electric light
globe in moving about and the spark
caused by this mishap immediately re
sulted in an explosion and fire. A few
seconds after the explosion he was
pulled out with the safety rope. He
would have been cremated if this rope
had not been attached to his body."
Roller Skating tonight and
all day tomorrow.
SCRUBS, 30 TO
Earlham Basketball Team
Holds Final Workout Be
fore Xmas Vacation.
In the final workout before vacation
the Earlham basketball varsity show
ed great speed and excellent team
work, beating the scrubs by a "GO to 2
score. Williams and Lancaster are
showing up in great form as guards,
and their presence adds much strength
to the team. Williams' excellent work
as back guard was the feature of the
The varsity Is composed of Capt.
Rowe and Wolf, forwards; Kemper,
center; Williams and Lancaster,
guards. All of these men played to
gether on last year'B team with the
exception of Kemper and consequent
ly the team work is a decided improve
ment over former years.
Coach Reagan announced yesterday
that nine men would be taken with
him on the vacation trip. The men se
lected are: Capt. Rowe, Kemper, Stan
ley, Wolf, Lancaster. Lamb, Little,
Cox, and Trueblood. Williams, the star
guard, will not make the trip because
of an ankle that is giving him trouble.
During the trip two games will be
played with the Bloomington Indepen
dents on Jan. 2 and 3.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 24 Toreon
and Montere, the only cities of any
importance in the north still in pos
session of government were both at
tached by rebels Tuesday and fighting
Is believed to be going on at both pla
ces. At Toreon, the rebels have cap
tured most of the horses and mules
held by the federals and belated re
ports from there say that the Huerta
garrison was using Its heavy guns
against the rebels. No help can be
sent to either city as the rebels have
cut the railroad lines.
A THIRD EFFORT
TO GET DIVORCE
BY MILTON WOMAN
Having previously made two un
successful efforts to secure a di
vorce from her husband. Lidia J.
Miles of Milton, through her at
torneys yesterday filed another
suit asking that she be given a
legal separation from Benjamin
The couple were married in 1873
and lived together for four years.
They then separated and after a
time the wife filed a divorce suit.
The case was heard fn the Wayne
county court and the judge refus
ed to issue the decree.
The complaint was then taken
to the Fayette county court,
which' likewise refused to break
the matrimonial shackles. Some-
' one besides Judge Fox will probab
ly hear the case when It Is brought
to trial for a third time. ,
E. E. Oldacre on Committee
to Name Teachers Asso
E. E. Oldacre, of Cambridge City,
was appointed a member of the com
mittee to select candidates for the of
fices connected with the State Teach
ers' association, which is meeting at
Indianapolis. Twelve other men from
over the state are also on this com
mittee, which reports today on Its
Dr. W. E. Stone, president of Pur
due University probably will be se
lected as president of the teachers'
association for the following year:
E. W. Wiles of Evansville, may be se
lected as chairman of the executive
committee, and J. B. Pearcy of Ander
Because of the business of the seas
on it is probable that the date for the
annual meeting will be changed to
some time in October. A straw vote,
taken at yesterday's meeting, showed
a unanimous vote in favor of the pro
The session last night was devoted
to a musical program, presented un
der the joint supervision of Arthur
W. Mason, supervisor of music In the
Columbus schools, and George R. Eck
ert, supervisor in the Kokomo schools.
Big Cedar Decorated With
Small Lights and Spark
The municipal Christmas tree,
which was set up in the middle of
North A street, between Seventh and
Eighth streets, was decorated today
with ropes of sparkling tinsel and
hundreds of many colored electric
lights. A number of the city street
cleaning force was set to work yes
terday to remove the mud from the
street, and today several loads of
sawdust were hauled to the site of the
tree and spread over the ground, mak
ing a satisfactory place for the crowds
Arrangements are now complete, ac
cording to a statement issued today by
W. H. Bartel, chairman of the com
The clothing which has been given
to the committee will be taken to the
tree on Christmas night. After the
affair it will be given to the Associat
ed Charities and the Salvation Army.
Many Sacks of Candy.
There are 1,016 sacks of candy ready
for distribution at the Municipal
Christmas tree tomorrow night, be
sides an immense amount of food sup
plies, clothing and toys which have
been given the municipal Christmas
tree committee, which includes city of
ficials and newspaper men.
The only opposition which the
movement has met with was from the
chairman of the Richmond Chautau-
qua association Avho refused to donate
the use of wire to light the big tree.
However the wire was purchased by
the committee and the tree ,was strung
under the direction of Fire Chief Ed
The members of the big chorus
which will furnish part of the music
for the celebration will meet at the Y.
M. C. A. tomorrow night at 6:30
o'clock. The Richmond City band and
Cooper's band have consented to play
extra pieces to make the program
The supply of candy was sacked by
girls from the class of Miss Virginia
Thomas of the First English Lutheran
Sunday school and that of Mrs. F. M.
Jones of the First Baptist church. The
members of these classes are: Elaine
Jones, Bertha Unthank. Edna and
Florence McMahan, Mrs. William
Whiteley, Mrs. Guy Brown, Florence
Bartel, Carrine Nusbaum, Luciel Ha
ner, Margaret Little, Caroline Rode
feldt. Madonna Zuttermeister, Ger
trude Grottendick. Dorothy Hechman,
Edith Sieweke. Ruth and Mabel Bul-
lerdlck and Marguerete Chrisman.
Donors to the Fund.
The Christmas fund which has been
collected by First Sergeant McNallv
at police headquarters totaled $114.33
last night, and about $10 was donated
Cash donors to the fund yesterday
were Dwight Young, Paul Benfeldt, Jo
seph Brower, Knox Stover and C. W.
. Donations of food, clothing and toys
were received from George" J. Knol
lenberg, H. V. McLeland, Cole and
Schaeffer, William Zimmerman, Jr.,
Miss Lena Leive, Isaac Dougan, Qua
ker City Candy company, John and Al
ice Lemon, Ed Hollarn, Isaac Winter
en, Reid Memorial hospital attaches.
Rosa Radke, Bartel and Rohe, Charles
W. Winkle. Henry Zitz and the jani
tor of the Westcott block.
$5,000 CITY BONDS
Five $1,000 municipal bonds issued
during the Schillinger administration.
December 26, 1908, were retired todav
by City Controller McMahan. The
bonds were purchased from the Fletch
er American bank at Indianapolis. The
Interest was $182.50.
The money which was received from
the sale of the bonds was used to tide
the Schillinger administration through
financial difficulties just before the
close of the administration. The issue
was $25,000. The last of the series of
five $1,000 bonds will be retired De
Christmas spirits were too much for
Maggie Sheridan, . Richmond's best
known woman police character, now
an inmate of the Home For Friendless
Women, when she was released yester
day to buy Christmas presents. She
returned without the little fund of mo
ney she had taken with her.
Mrs. Thomas, matron, placed her
charge under arrest and placed the
woman in the female prison.
Haas Declares Force Is On
Duty From Early to Late
to Do Work.
EMPLOYS BIG FORCE
HOW CHRISTMAS RUSH
Postmaster Haas estimates re
ceipts from stamp window to be
Four additional parcel post wag
Four extra carriers and two ex
tra clerks employed.
Entire force working from twelve
to fourteen hours daily.
Post cards literally flood post
Packages of every size and shape
stacked high in every available
Big stores and manufacturing
concerns send own wagons to Fed
eral Building for mail matter and
parcel post packages.
According to Postmaster Haas, the
post, office is passing through one of
the busiest seasons in its history. It
has been necessary to hire four extra
parcel post wagons, and to employ
four extra carriers and two extra mail
clerks besides working the regular of
fice force from twelve to fourteen
hours a day.
The parcel post packages handled in
the last few days have broken all rec
ords, and the five wagons that are
busy night and day suffice only for
parcels to private homes and smaller
business houses, the largest manufac
turing houses and similar institutions
sending their own wagons for the
mall twice a day. So great has been
the Influx of this class of mail that
the office rooms of Postmaster Haas
and Lawrence Handley have been
turned into sorting rooms and the
packages have been piled high in ev
Everyone Sends Cards.
"The post card craze," said Mr. Haas
"is as great as ever. Up until the first
of this week we believed that it would
not come up to the record of former
years, but within the last few days
a surprising number have been re
ceived. For the last week the receipts
at the stamp window have amounted
tto about $1,000 daily. Every one has
been so busy that no definite figures
forf the season have been made, but
we" know from rough averages that
the work this year is probably the
greatest in the history of the office."
"It is difficult to find clerks who
can do the work quickly, and we find
it much more satisfactory to work
overtime ourselves. The extra hours
put in by our regular force would be
equivalent to employing twelve or
more extra men."
Approach of the holiday season has
to some measure affected the pur
chase and sale of real estate, there be
ing but few transfers recrded thus far
this week. There have been but six
deeds recorded since Saturday, four
of them for Richmond property.
William E. Evans to George W. and
Ethel Worley, lots 246-247 Haynes add.
Lawrence O. Clark to William E.
and Eva Evans, part lots 1, 2, 3 and 4
N. F. Manley's add. 3,000.
Richmond Lake and Park Company
to John Williams, lot 135 R. L. and P.
Sheriff of Wayne county to Harmon
Uphaus, lot 13 J. Smith add. $1,768.65.
Elem Osborn to Ethel Mrshall. lot
Si Economy, $1.00.
James B. Addleman to Bert Farmer,
lots 56-19 Whitewater, $600.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. Five fire
men were injured and a property loss
of $100,000 was sustained in a fire in
the American Five and Ten Cent
store early today.
HORSE DIES; FAMINE
CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N. Y., Dec.
24. A milk famine ensued when the
horses of the town's only milk peddler
committed suicide by walking off a
22ND CHILD DIES
MIDDLETOWN, N. Y., Dec. 24
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Laforge, 72 and
46, respectively, are mourning the
loss of their twenty-second child, born
a week ago. Fourteen of the twenty,
two children are living.
MERIDIAN. Tex., Dec. 24. Four
life imprisonment sentences were pro
nounced on Mrs. Ellen Walker Ethe
ridge. convicted of poisoning her four
HAS GOOD RECORD
CHICAGO, Dec. 24. In sixty-two
years of preaching from one pulpit.
Rev. Henry Hunter, of St. Paul's evan
gelical church, christened 17,350 in-,
fants. conducted 6.361 funerals and
performed 5,067 marriage ceremonies, j
BE MY XMAS GIFT;
OLD SANTA ON WAY
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 24. Al
bert La Touret, a salesman travel
ing out of Kansas City, and Miss
Myrtle A. Brown, of Salt Lake,
will be married at the home of La
Tourets brother, in Oakland,
Christmas as the result of a tele
graphic proposal and acceptance.
"Will you be my Christmas
"Santa Claus is on the way and
will arrive- Wednesday evening.
Arrange 4etails." ...
CUXHAVEN, Germany, Dec. 24.
Heavy loss of life has accompanied
the terrific storm which has prevailed !
over the North Sea for forty-eight
The gale, one of the worst in years,
wrought-deadly havoc among the fish
ing fleet on the banks off the mouth
of the Elbe.
At least fifty-two fishermen perish
ed. More than thirty bodies were
washed ashore today and rescue tugs
which "put to sea when the wind died
down picked up others.
The coast guards are exercising ex
tra vigilance to help any steamers in
FOR BIG JUBILEE
Fiftieth Anniversary to
Observed By Local
Fifty years of Pythian success will
be brought to a triumphal close Febru
ary 19, when the Knights of Pythias
will celebrate the golden anniversary
of the founding of the lodge by Major
Rathbone, in 1864. The golden cele
bration will be observed by the Tri
umph and-Iola lodges, who will ask as
their main speaker, Governor Ralston,
a member of the Knights of Pythias.
The committees have been appoint
ed to have charge of the affair and a
general executive committee will be
In charge of sub-committees. The ex
ecutive committee Is headed by Al
phonse Kutter, chairman and A. E.
The Pythians are planning to make
their golden anniversary the biggest
event in the spring of 1914 for Rich
mond and the greatest celebration
which the Pythians here have held.
Invite All Friends.
Not only will Pythians be invited bnt
others, including the families and
friends of the members will be asked
to attend and help make the occasion
The Pythian Sisters will have charge
of a special program for children.
Following the speaking in which
Governor Ralston will be asked to
feature there will be a golden jubilee
ball at the Pythian temple. Commit
tees in charge of the affair are as fol
lows: Executive Committee Alphons Cut
ter, chairman; Frank Roberts, John
Schattel, A. E. Klopp, secretary.
MusicJohn Schattel, of Triumph.
Decorations William Meine, of Tri
umph. Reception William Plummer, of
Speakers Frank Roberts of Coeur
Entertainment A. E. Cutter of Iola.
Illustrated Story of Damon and
Pythias, Charles Lyons of Coeur de
Miscellaneous Fred Bayer of Cceur
Publicity Frank Roberts, A. E. Cut
ter and John Schattel.
The K. of P. temple will be beau
tifully decorated both on the Interior
Carl Haid, 29, pressman. Detroit,
and Zella Jones, 24. housekeeper,
To Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Coate, 309
Pearl street, a girl.
Deaths and Funerals.
ALLEN Carrie Allen, 62, died
Tuesday evening at six o'clock. She
is survived by her husband, George Al
len, six sons, and two sisters. Funer
al arrangements will be announced
WALSH The funeral of Maurice
Walsh was held this morning at nine
o'clock, the Rev. Father Cronln offi
ciating. The pallbearers were Dan
Galvln, Charles McManus, Dennis
O'Connor, Patrick Hally, Ed McNal
ly and John Connell, of Hamilton.
Th einterment was in St. Mary's cem
etery. 10 POOR CHILDREN
ASSURED GOOD TIME
Realizing that various charitable so
cieties of the city have their hands
full In caring for numerous poor fami
lies. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Heins. 218
South Sixth street, will .entertain ten
poor children at their home tomor
rom. A big Christmas dinner will be
served the youngsters at noon and aft
er dinner presents will be given the
boys and girls from a large Christmas
We wish to thank all for their most liberal patronage during
the year just ending.
We fully appreciate the very loyal support given
us in our effort to produce and distribute
CLEAN, WHOLESOME, QUALITY GOODS "
Again we thank you and wish you
one and all a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Sardonic contrasts, light and shade.
Christmas cheer and the snarling wolf ;
of Poverty, sickness and disease, ce-
lestial lights in the skies and mundane
worries to harass the soul witness
the sad story of Paul Noss. 428 South
Head of the family, he is convalesc
ing from typhoid fever and will re
turn to his home from Reid Memorial
hospital Saturday ; grieving over the
death of his father two weeks ago,
wife sick, brother and two children
111 with scarlet fever.
Charity heard the call today and
appealed to The Palladium for pub
licity. Will Christmas cheer gladden
the heart of this family suffering un
der the strings of an outrageous for
tune? Are Good Fellows to overlook
this case of distress?
Not this season, for Christmas cheer
will pervade the hearts of all. and the
Noss family will know tomorrow that
charity, sincere and effective, will ap
ply the tender hand of ministration
and grant the aid needed.
Commissioners Discuss Im
provement of Road.
No , agreement had been reached
between the county commissioners and
Frank Cronln, who had the contract
for the construction of the National
road, west when the meeting adjourn
ed yesterday afternoon.
Before the commissioners and the
contractors compromised the difficul
ties incident to the construction of
the road, due to the presence of the
T. H., I. & E. traction line, the con
tractor had done considerable work
toward the making of a 46-foot road
way. After the matter was compro
mised by making the road 40 feet wide
the road was completed.
Now the contractor thinks that he
should be paid for the work that he
did under the original specifications.
The commissioners hold that nothing
was said about payment for this work
In the compromise of the difficulty.
It is probable that the matter can
be settled without taking it Into the
court, according to T. J. Study, attor
ney for Mr. Cronin.
MAIL 34,000 CARDS
A record of 34,000 post cards and let
ters which were mailed in Richmond
yesterday and 31.000 letters and post
cards Monday, stamped in the post of
fice is said by mall clerks to be the
biggest business the office has done
here. More than 300,000 letters and
post cards have been stamped this
month. This does not include inbound
mail, only the mall being collected in
the post office and mail boxes being
counted. Carriers were swamped and
were able to make only one delivery to
day. The letter and post card mail
FIRE CAUSES LOSS
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 24. While
thousands of high calibre army cart
ridges were belching chunks of lead
in every direction, endangering the
lives and handicapping the work of
the firefighters, the Indiana National
Guard armory. Thirteenth street and
Ashland Avenue, burned to the
ground late last night. Of the $100,000
loss about $60,000 was due to the des
truction of army equipment.
Mystery surrounds the origin of the
fire, which broke out just after Com
pany H had finished drill practice and
had left the armory.
Bullets were already popping when
the firemen reached the scene and
soon developed into such a terrific
bombardment that they were forced to
retreat and fight the flames from a
Hundreds of autos and thousands of
pedestrians surrounded the thrilling
spectacle at distances that were
scarcely beyond the danger zone.
Several companies of militia were
housed at this armory during the
street car strike disorders.
Embroidered Pieces of all
kinds. Orders taken. Sup
plies of all kinds.
8 So. 11th Street
Exclusive Agency for Ladles'. Specialties.
Ninety Persons Respond to
Call For Volunteer
r V Singers.
EXPECTS 450 FRIDAY
Work of organizing and seating the
large choir for the Honeywell revival
began last night at the tabernacle,
about ninety persons responding to the
call for singers. Considering tbe busy
season, this is believed to be an ex
cellent showing, and by the first o!
next week it is thought that the whole
choir loft, seating about -450 persons,
will be fitted.
J. Horace McAfee, who has charge
of the choir, is much pleased with the
start made last night, and predict
'that tVn ill L .
va.i viiuiiiuun win oe one OI
the most successful of its kind. The
acoustic properties of the tabernacle
are excellent for the purposes of a
Friday night another rehearsal will
be held and the work of directing the
choir will be taken up by Mr. Clace.
music director with the Honeywell
ASKED BY WOMEN
NEW YORK. Dec. 24 Suffragists
today asked Mayor-elect Mitchell for
"wide open" saloons, that is. saloons
with curtains pulled back and the In
terior exposed to the view of persons
on the street. They also asked the
mayor-elect to appoint some police
women to supervise the liquor places.
It was pointed out by the sufTragets
that in addition to watching the sa
loons, they would prove very valuable
in watching Broadway, inspecting
dance halls and checking the white
No decision mill be handed down in
the case of the state against Jennie
Boon for Contributing to juvenile de
linquency until after the case against '
Nettie Bowers, on the same charge
has been tried. This case mill be
heard early in the January term.
NORFOLK. Va.. Dec. 24. The
steamer Freida. with thirty-two men
on board, is ashore on a reef half a
mile below Little Island. She went
ashore in a heavy gale after she had
lost her may in the fog. Captain Blaus-
j don and his crew refused to desert
their poets but life savers are stand
F. H. Meek
I cry all kinds of sales anywhere.
Firm and Pure Bred Live Stock
Sales a Specialty. For dates
Richmond, Ind., R. R. 1
We extend hearty thanks for the business
given us during the past year. Our efforts
to please our customers, judging by our
business, has been a decided success. It is
always our aim to give full value received
in clothing for men and boys. The year
1914 will find us with a complete stock and
we respectfully solicit your business.
A Merry Christmas to All
KRONE & KENNEDY
803 Main Street
Our Dignified Credit System
has made us many friends. To all we wish a Merry
Christmas. v t
533 Main Street.
On Thursday mornings skates will be furnished free
tq beginners. Mr. Fry and Mr. Shute will instruct
Skating Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Morning
Afternoon and Evening.
Judge Fox Reduces Charge
on Promise Not to Marry
Edward Burts. colored, who w-a
caught by Burton Carr while burglar-
lilng his father's home, today pieaaea
guilty to a charge of house breaking
with Intent to commit a felony and
was sentenced to the state peniten
tiary for from two to fourteen year.
The charge was reduced from burg
lary which carries with It a aentenc
of fro mten to twenty years, upon his
promise that he would not marry Hat
tie Harris, his fiance, until after he
has served his time at Michigan City.
His attorneys introduced a large
number of affidavits showing that h
has always born a good reputatlou
and has never ben in trouble before
Prosecutor Reller In turn made an h
vestigation of his record fcnd found
that It has been exemplary.
First Time In Trouble.
J. J. Halpln. chief of detectives of
Chicago, found that he has conducted
a tobacco store on State street for a
number of years and had no police
record. The superintendent of the
Lincoln Institute, of Jefferson City.
Missouri, wrote that Burts wm pay
ing the expenses of his aeventeen-year-old
daughter In that school. The
authorities at Indianapolis, mho also
Investigated his past record In that
city at the request of the prosecutor,
found that he had never been impli
cated In trouble there.
Miss Harris will return to her horn
in Chicago on the day that Burts U
taken to Michigan City. She stated
today that she mould marry him a
soon as he was released from prison.
GRAND OLD MAN,
OF DENMARK, DIES
COPENHAGEN. Dec. 24.- Jacob II.
Estrup. known as "The Bismarck of
Denmark." died here today, aged SS.
Mr. Estrup mas formerly premier aud
his diplomacy prevented the absorp
tion of Denmark by Germany.
TWO LOSE LIFE
COLUMBUS. O, Dec. 24 Two men
mere killed this morning when the
walls of Trinity house, an abandoned
Episcopalean rectory, collapsed. The
men were wrecking the building.
At North End Fish Market,
609 N. 12th St. Open all day
Cream to whip. Try our Coffee
H. G. HADLEY
Hinshaw and Johnson
Gennett Theatre Flats
1st Door West of Post Office