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.Daily WEATHER Increasing Cloudiness, no change in temperature. Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- ma today. ' am, WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1M1. DAILY KHTABLI8HICM lr. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. WID'S SPECIAL WAS WRECKED. ON THE PAN HANDLE NEAR CO LUMBUS RAN INTO FREIGHT Occupants of the Special Train Were Thrown from Their Seats by the Sudden Jar FIVE GARS ARE BURNED Mr. Reid and Party Narrowly Escap ed Instant Death Particulars of the Accident. (Special to the Palladium.) Columbus, Ohio, December 1. The special train occupied by Daniel G. Reid and party from New York, which left Richmond this afternoon at 5 o'clock, was wrecked at Alton, Ohio,, this evening about 8:30. The special was going at a good rate of rate of speed and ran into the end of freight train. The occupants of the special were considerably shaken, al though no one is reported as having been , seriously injured. , The persons in the front coaches were thrown from their chairs to the floor of the car and othewise shaken up. Two rjersons on the freiiit train were seriously, if not fatally injured Five cars of the freight train were burned up by a fire which started from the stove in the caboose. The wreckage was soon cleared away and the special proceeded on its way East. Alton Is a small place about eight miles west of Columbus on the Pennsylvania. No physicians were summoned to the special when it chert Columbus and a number of the members of the party claimed that no one had been seriously in jured in the collision. It is under stood that the cause of the accident was an open switch. The freight train, which preceded the special had orders to switch at Alton and wait until it had passed. The freight made the switch without accident, but some one left the switch open and when the special came along it dashed into the freight. The engi neer on the special, when he felt his engine leave the main track put on the emergency brakes and in this manner avoided a terrific collision. Had he not done this it is likely that a number of persons on the special would have been seriously injured or killed. It could not be ascertained last night whether the Richmond friends end relatives of the members of the party had been notified or not but it is not thought that they were. URGECROWD Enjoys Skating at the Coliseum Yes terday Afternoon. The thought of having new ball bearing skates to skate on brought forth a large number of people to the Coliseum last evening. The Ath letic Association from last evening's crowd feels satisfied that the skating craze will take hold of the people once more and that large crowds can be expected during the coming sea son. The rink will be open again nest Thursday afternoon and even ing for skaters. MOfJTHLY REPORT Of Police Department Made by Su perintendent Gonnon. In his report just made to the Metropolitan Police, Board, Superin- endent of Police Gormon, shows that forty-three arrests were made by the local police during the month of November. This is a -very good record for Richmond and shows that the police are constantly on the alert- As usual, more drunks were arrest ed than for any other crime. va grancy came next. The arrests were distributed as follows: Assault and battery, 2; carrying concealed -weapons, 1; drunk, 29; forgery, 1; held for superintendent, 4; petit larceny, 1; malicious tres pass, 2; rape, 1; vagrancy, 3. The report does not give an ac count of half the work which is done by the members of the department. A large number of investigations are made each month in which no ar rests are made. These are not giv en in the reports. . D. G. REID LAID TO REST IN BEAUTIFUL EARLHAM CEM ETERY. A PROFUSION OF FLOWERS Services at the Home of Mr, J. B. Dougan Distinguished Per sons in Attendance. All that was mortal of Mrs. Daniel G. Reid was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in the Reid lot at Earlham cemetery. The funeral cortege that moved from the home of Mr. John B. Dougan in North Tenth street where the services wrere held, was one of the largest ever seen in this eitv. so anxious Avere the hosts of friends of the late Mrs. Reid and her bereaved husband to show their grief and sympathy. The body arrived yesterday morn ing at 11:55 on a special train which was run as the first section of Penn sylvania train No. 21. This train was composed of three private cars and in the forward end of the first car the casket rested on a catafal que which was surrounded and coh ered by a profusion of beautifu floral designs. At an early hour yesterday a par ty of Rick Island officials arrived from Chic"o on the private cars of President Wmic-M and General Su perintendent H. I. Miller. In the par ty were President Winchel, Vice President R. A. Jackson, General Su perintendent H. I. Miller, Vice Pres ident Stephens, Secretary Crosby General Ticket Agent John Sebastin Mr. Wright, also the Mesdames Winchell, Stephens, Jackson, Miller, and Wright. The funeral services were held a 2 . - . ... noon and were marted by tneir ex- ( Continued on eichth page.) WINDOW DISPLAY Is Being Made by the International Correspondence School. A large amount of interest has been manifested during the past week by the citizens of Richmond in regard to the large window display which is being made by the Inter national Correspondence schools of Scranton, Pa., at 927 Main street. These schools are the largest of their kind in existence and teach over a hundred distinct courses by mail. About 400 persons in Richmond are receiving instructions at the present, time by the school's methods. The window exhibit will continue until tomorrow. A representative of the company is in charge at all times to explain the plan of the schools, treme simplicity. These services were conducted by the Rev. S. R. Ly- MRS RUSSIAN FLEET AT JAP'S MERCY WARSHIPS AT PORT ARTHUR CAN NOT DODGE SHELLS TOKIO CELEBRATES CAPTURE Of the Key to Portress War Office Not Prepared to Accept Reports. Washington, December 1. Official announcement comes from Tokio to day that the Japanese have occupied the summit of 203-meter hill. Ihis important position has been the ob ject of severe and continuous fight ing and cable reports from time to time have indicated that many men had been sacrificed in the efforts to capture it. This hill is a dominating hight in the range which lies to the westward of the town of Port Ar thur and according to report's it com mands artillery range of the harbor and a portion of the main town. Its approximate distance from the cita del of main defense is three to four miles. St. Petersburg: admits that if siege guns are placed on 203-hill the Kussian fleet will be at the mercy of the Japanese. St. Petersburg, December 1. The war oiiice Here is notp repared to accept the report that the Japanese before Port Arthur have taken 203 meter hill, but if it is officially con firmed, the war office admits that it will be a desperate blow for the gal lant defenders of the fortress. The position commands the harbor, and if the Japanese can mount siege.uns on its summit they can force out the Russian squadron or destroy it at its anchorage. Still the war office officials reluc tantly agree that such a breach in the chain renders the position ex tremely critical, and though the gar rison might be able to hold out in Golden hill, Tiger's Tail and Liao tien forts for some time, it may mark the beginning of the end. The war office is convinced that, with the approach of the Russian second Pa cific squadron the Japanese consider ed that the elimination of the Port Arthur squadron as a fighting factor was absolutely vital, thus accounting for the reckless sacrifice of life in order to secure a position directly commanding the harbor. JEANNE TOWLER Presented a Very Strong Play at he Gennett. Jeanne Towler, as Iris Bellamy in the play "Iris" at the Gennett yes terday made a decided hit. The sup porting company to Miss Towler was fine and the play a very strong one. Although but fair audiences greeted the show at both the afternoon and evening performances, ' it deserved much better patronage. The part taken by Miss Towler is a very dif ficult one and the way in which she renders the part places her as one of the greatest emotional actresses of the day. It is doubtful if any show will come to Richmond this year that is any stronger -than that of yesterday. It presented a great lesson of a woman's love 'and self sacrifice and there is no doubt but what it set a number of persons to thinking who witnessed the per formance yesterday. KAISER TO PARTICIPATE. Berlin, Dec. 1. It is announced that Emperor William will personal ly participate in the unveiling of the statue of Admiral Coligny which takes place this month. The statue is erected before the royal palace and the Kaiser is proud of the fact that he has in his veins the blood of the famous Frenchman. The blood en tered the Hohenzollern family through the wife of William of Or ange, who married in the sixteenth century, the Admiral's daughter, Louise. WILL HAVE NO i OPPOSITION SIDNEY CANT WELL OF HART FORD CITY WILL BE THE NEXT SPEAKER Is Well Known and Well Liked by the Members of the Last House. Indianapolis December 1. It now seems likely that there will be no other candidate for Speaker of the House of the next General Assem bly than Sidney W. Cantwell,' of Hartford City. He is favorably known among lawyers and others ac quainted with his work as a lawyer. In; the last House he was unfortun ate in suddenly becoming ill early in the session with a hemorrhage of the stomach. The, illness continued until near the end of the session. His friends feared that his life was in danger for several days. He was treated at St. Vincent's Hospital, in : this city, until he was able to be taken home. He enjoys better health now, although he is not robust yet. His friends say he is upright and independent, and is a first class man to be at the head of a House with such a large Republican majority that may be inclined to excesses Whe he announced his candidacy he said it would be his policy to ap point men to committees because of their peculiar fitness and not because of pulls or political service rendered. Good Men to Preside. fin this connection men who take a& interest in legislative affairs are saying that both branches of the leg- isalture will be presided over by courageous men who can exert great influence for good not only in the appointment of committees, but also in ruling over the bodies dur ing the session of sixty days. In the senate Hugh T. Miller, lieu tenant-governor, will be the presid ing officer. As a member of the last House he was known as a man who stood for what he thought was right It was he that forced the bill to keep saloons away from soldiers' home entrances to passage, despite the re sistance of several members of the committee that had the bill in charge For his position in this matter he was attacked in the last campaign by a secret circular sent out by the saloon keepers' organization of Ma rion. Mr. Miller, has been meeting many of the senators since the election and talking over committee appoint ments. The temperance advocates are saying that Mr. Miller will no appoint a committee so constituted as to smother instead of report bills dealing with the liquor question. LOCKED UP Steve Wilson Wandered to the Po lice Station. Steve Wilson collected an enor mous amount of bad whiskey jester- day afternoon and not desiring to create any trouble, he started to the police station to be locked up. He managed to get about fifty feet from the station house when he collapsed. Patrolman Bundy found him and locked him up. Wilson said that he did not care to put Patrolman Mc Nally to the trouble of arresting him any time during the evening, so he went to the station house himself. After his arrest he expressed the wish that he was dead. Sunday School Record. Chester, Pa., December 1 Thomas Blakeley, of the Upland Baptist Sunday school, who has a record for regular attendance, without an equal in the United States, will complete his twenty-second year without miss ing a session, Sunday. He has answered to his name at roll call 1,144 times, which is the number of Sundays he has attended school. ' DID NOT MOVE Audience at the Gennett Remained Seated After Last Act. Considerable amusement was caus- d at the Gennett yesterday after noon by the actions of the audience after the last act of "Iris." The projrrams which were received too ate in the afternoon, were not dis- ributed and consequently the ma jority of the audience had no way of filing how many acts were to take place. The ending of the play is a very peculiar one and the interest of the audience in the play was so great that after the curtain had gone down on the last act the inter ested spectators kept their seats thinking thjit there was another act. After about three minutes a num ber or representatives of the com pany walked into the auditorium and informed the audience that the show was over. The situation appealed to a number of the show people and a hearty laugh was indulged in by all. DEFECTIVE FROG WAS THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT THAT CAUS ED THE DEATH OF MRi ALBERT SIEWEKE Such is the Verdict of Coroner S. C. Markley Just Rendered. The Coroner of Wayne County, r. S. C. Markley, yesterday render- Dr, ed his verdict m the death of Albert Sieweke, who was killed Tuesday morning at the Thirteenth street crossing of the Panhandle. Dr. Mar- was led away to jail to await sen kley, after describing the injuries tence A1i the way to the jaiI Iie casfc received, reports that in examining imnn nnftn f. 0nt- the condition of the track where the accident occurred, he found that the ballast beneath a frog just west of the crossing was insufficient, causing a very noticeable "up and down" movement when an engine passed ov- er it, when the track was clear the ' , . u iruif was Auuiiu iu ue mi ee-xuuri.ua 1 of an inch lower than the guard innocent ana mat tne jury naa con wings on each side. The end of the victed an innocent man. Gipe's at- inside guard wing was battered and had the appearance of being recently done. Two spikes holding the frog to the ties were pulled out to the extent of about an inch. After reviewing the testimony tak- en. the coroner renders the toiiow- ing verdict: "The death of Albert Sieweke was from shock due to multiple injuries the result of beinjr crushed beneath a P., C, C. & St. L. passenger en- gine at the Thirteenth street cross- ing in the city of Richmond. The evidence shows that Sieweke, prev - ions to the accident was riding on the pilot of the encrine. and that as the engine approached the crossing, the pilot hit an obstruction which re- suited in the wrecking of the pilot and throwing bieweke beneath the I throwing engine." SIX DAY RACE At Madison Square Garden Begins Saturday. - New York, Dec. l.-r-About all of the C3dists who are to take part in the great six-day race beginning Sat" urday night have arrived in the city, the last having reached here today. There will be an international flavor to the race this year that it has never had before, teams from nearly a doz en foreign countries having entered the grind. This year's struggle at the Garden will beyond all doubt see the greatest aggregation of cycle riding stars that ever whizzed around the dizzy sides of the Garden cycle track for glory and for cash. Mrs. Emery Carver, of Richmond, is spending a week in the city, visit ing friends and looking after the in terests of her Connersville proper ty. Connersville News. HALEY GIPE IS GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF MRS. WIL LIAM STARBUCK AND BABY VERDICT RETURNED By the Jury Was That of Involun tary Manslaughter Three Bal lots Required, - BIPE WANTS SOME WHISKY Will File a Motion for a New Trial Soon A Brief History of the Case. (Special to the Palladium.) Newcastle. Ind., December 1 Aft- er four hours and.forty-flve minutes deliberation the jury in the case of Haley Gipe, charged with the mur der of Mrs. William Starbuck, re turned a verdict of involuntary man slaughter, this evening. The penalty for the crime is from two to twenty- one years in the penitentiary. After the verdict was read Gipe broke down entirely and his moans could . , . . TT . inS- e carried on lor some time, put nnaiiy reeomposed nimseir. ana . . . . - . .. N lar crowd lollow uniortunate man to me jan, out no demonstration of anykind was made, Soon after reaching the .jail Gipe began caU loudly for whiskey. IIe , . . . . . . , claimed the entire time that he was tornej, W. A. Brown, said after the fin1:n lhat lllA inrva verdirt was . 0 . . x. , . , a tmroctv rr lncnoa anil thlt n " r" a " would file a motion for a new trial in the morning on the grounds that tliA verdict rendered was not in ac- Icordance with the evidence eiven. I . , . . u,e voie was aiviuea, xx men were for acquittal and six for conviction. On the second ballot the Yote was nme to throe in favor 0f l n T, ... , - . . VVU V. V M V U A- ft. MM A . u tj W 4 lot was unanimous in favor of con- vision, the only controversy being whether Gipe thrrw the bodies in the well or not. This question held tha The conviction of Haley Gipe is the closing chapter of one of the most atrocious crimes that ever blackened the annals of Indiana his tory. Last summer there lived in Henry (Continued on last page.) HENRY IW.1 Sentenced to Sixty-four JaiL Days in Mayor Zimmerman sentenced Henry Kroma to sixty-four days in jail for intoxication at yesterday's session of police court. While Kro ma was drunk Wednesday he threw a stone at a man and came very near hitting him. Sixty-four days is the limit of a sentence for drunk and Major Zimmerman gave Kroma a temeprance lecture and advised him to get out of town as soon as his sentence was -served.