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fuy From Pooplo Who Mdvertise Thoir Wares Look OvorOur Columns.
Increasing Cloudiness, no change
in temperature.
Try a Want Ad in the Palladi-
ma today. '
Occupants of the Special Train Were
Thrown from Their Seats by
the Sudden Jar
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
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.
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.
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
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-
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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-
Of the Key to Portress War Office
Not Prepared to Accept
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
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.
Presented a Very Strong Play at he
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.
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,
Is Well Known and Well Liked by
the Members of the Last
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.
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
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.
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. '
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.
Such is the Verdict of Coroner S. C.
Markley Just Rendered.
The Coroner of Wayne County,
r. S. C. Markley, yesterday render-
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
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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
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.
By the Jury Was That of Involun
tary Manslaughter Three Bal
lots Required, -
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
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put nnaiiy reeomposed nimseir. ana
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uniortunate man to me jan, out no
demonstration of anykind was made,
Soon after reaching the .jail Gipe
began caU loudly for whiskey. IIe
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claimed the entire time that he was
tornej, W. A. Brown, said after the
fin1:n lhat lllA inrva verdirt was
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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.
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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
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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
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Sentenced to
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.

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