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WEATHER Fair Friday, increasing cloud- iness. Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- ma today. WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 18S1. DAILY E8T ABLISH E U WT. 0 RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. The .Daily Kali r. 'V- ASKS FOR $50,000 DAMAGES FOR INJURIES ON P., O, C. & ST. L. RAIL ROAD GEORGE SCHEPMflfJ Enters a Heavy Damage Suit in the Circiuit Court Yesterday Afternoon. HE MADE AIIUALLY $5,000 But This Sum Has Been Decreased to $1,000 a Year Owing to His Disability. One of the record-breaking suits for damages was filed yesterday in the Wayne circuit court by George W. Schepman, through his attorneys Shiveley & Shiveiey, for $50,000 from the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi cago & St. Louis railroad for injur ies received on that road the first of the year. It will be remembered that Mr. Schepman fell from the platform of a train . on February 27, while en route from Indianapolis to Rich jjMYjd "and Lis rightUegavas crushed and v mangled so badly that it was necessary to amputate it. . . Mr. Sheepman in his petition stafes that he left Indianapolis at 6:50 on the evening of February 27 and that he was a passenger on a P., C, C. & St. L. train "advertis ed to the public as a solid vestibule train." He was riding in the day coach 'and shortly after the train started he became suddenly ill and went to the closet, but it was locked and then he attempted to pass from the day coach into the car in the rear of it, which was a combination car.' He believed the platforms be tween the two cars were vestibuled and as he stepped on the platform he was hurled from it to the ground by the lurching of the train which was at that time in the eastern limits of Indianapolis and gunning at the rate of 50 miles an hour. Mr. Schepman avers that the rail road company carelessly, wrongfully and negligently made up the train by placing a combination car be tween the passenger coach and the Pullman sleepers, dining and other cars. He states that the baggage end of the combination car was next to the passenger coach, on which he was riding, and that the platform was only 18 inches in width, had no guard anr rails and was not light ed, though it was night. When thrown from the platform, the plaintiff says that he fell on his (Continued on page four.) ROLLER SKATING Bids Fair to Become as Popular as of Old. Once more roller skating is all the rage. Last evening at the Coliseum a large crowd spun about the chalk ed floor to the music of the band and to the spectators the scene recalled the old days at. the Main street rink, when roller skating was at the heighth of it's popularity. In the afternoon a fair sized crowd was also on the floor. Many of the skat ers last evening made their first ap pearance on roller skates for two years or more and. their first efforts were slightly wobbly, but after two or three trips about the floor the glide came back to them and every thing was lovely. The Coliseum man agement furnishes all skaters with ball bearing ,1 skates without extra charge. Yale Princeton Annual Debate. New Haven, Dec. 9. The annual debate between Yale and Princeton universities will take place tonight at the former college here. United States circuit court Judge William K. Townsend will preside. Neary to Meet Goodwin. . Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 9 Charles Neary and "Kid" Goodman, of Brooklyn, N. Y., have been matched to fight six rounds here tonight. The boys will meet at 130 pounds. Going Home For Christ msa. New York, Dec. 9. All of the translantic liners sailing for Europe were -crowded with Italians, Swedes, Poles and Hungarians. For the past week out-going steamers have been carrying record crowds of such pas sengers, nearly all of them going steerage. The , foreigners are going home to spend Christmas with rela tives in their respective countries and will return to the United States in the spring. Canada's New Governor General. Ottawa, Dec. 9. Earl Grey, Lord Minto's successor rv Governor-General of Canada rrri od here today and was given a hearty reception. The Earl was accompanied by Coun tess Grey, who is a sister of Earl Minto, their two daughters and two aides-de-camp. NAN PATTERSON 1 Is in Better Spirits as Her Trial Progresses. New York, December 8. With on ly one more juror to be chosen to complete the trial-of Nan Patterson was resumed in the Supreme Court today it was believed that the prose cution's case would be well under way before adjournment tonight. womeh, which have been conspicuous at many of the famous trials in this city in the past, were not in evidence today. It is believed that Justice Davis has taken the position exclud ing women not directly connected with the case from the court room, largely out of consideration for the prisoner. Miss Patterson complain ed bitterly during the first trial be cause she was obliged to "sit all day and be stared at by a crowd of women," as she expressed it. Miss Patterson seems to be in bet ter spirits as the trial progresses. OMER WHELAN Recommended as Assistant to City Clerk by Committee. Last Monday night the city council met in committee of the whole to consider ti e request of the city clerk, John . Taggart, -for an assistant during the busy season. The clerk wanted to nsrco his own deputy, but the committee of the whole thought otherwise, so the matter was referred to the finance committee of council Messrs. Deuker, Norris and Blickwedel to recommend some one to fill the position. Yesterday the committee announced that it had a meeting with the mayor and the name of Omer Whelan was selected from among the applicants. There were several candidates for the po sition, as it pays $70 per month. Mr. Whelan is a young man of ex cellent habits and good education and will fdl the position with credit to himself and those who wei-e in strumental in his appointment. EARL HUNTINGTON Sent to Jail for Ten Days From the Police Court. EarL Huntington, who was arrest ed Wednesday evening for carrying concealed weapons, was fined $1 and costs in police court yesterday morning. Not being able to pay the fine he was sent to jail for ten days. This was a treat for Earl as his partner "Snoots" Murray, colored, is in jail for the same length of time. Huntington acknowledged in police court that Patrolman Hebble did right in arresting him. THE FOOR BIGGEST FOOLS IN RICHMOND WAS THE REV. KUHN'S THEME LAST NIGHT Al THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Biggest Fool on Earth is the Rich Fool There Was a Very Large Attendance. "The Four Biggest Fools in Richmond," was the title of the dis course of the Rev. T. H. Kuhn at the Christian church last evening. Mr. Kuhn placed the four fools un der the heads of the "fool who did in heart believe there was not a God," the "rich fool," "the self conceited fool," and "the sluggard fool." In speaking of the first "fool" Mr. Kuhn said in part: "The man who is in possession of his normal mental faculties and in his heart believes that there is no God is the biggest fool in the universe. The, kingdom of France at one time tried to run without a religion. This was proven to be an impossibility. Na poleon was with a party of promii nent atheists at one time and they all agreed that there was no God," but after the argument was over Nax poleon pointed to the heavens above and said, 'God or no God, there is some power Divine which placed those strrs above and put these planets a:;d worlds into position ' and, continues them in their workings." After all-the argument he knew that biggest fool on earth is the rich fool. The person who believes it his mis sion in this life to get hold of all the wealth possible is corrupting the workings of God. A large number of these people who accumulate a large amount of wealth in their younger days, think that all they have to do is to set around and en joy it. Some of them get real pious and endow universities, colleges and churches and think action of that kind will assist them on their way to heaven. John D. Rockefeller en dowed Chicago University, one of the greatest institutions of learning in (Continued on page five.) WAYNE CO, BOY Elected Sheriff of Madison County Recently. Mr. Sol Smelser, of Anderson, is in the city visiting his many rela tives, among them the genial sheriff of Wayne county, Richard Smith. Mr. Smelser had the proud distinc tion of being elected sheriff of Madi son county at the recent election. Mr. Smelser is an old Wayne county boy, a brother of Winfield Smelser and it is only but natural that Wayne county should welcome him back. INDIANA FOLKS" Given by Edwin Young at the Phil- slip Last Night. x The Edwin Young Stock company opened a two-nights engagement at the New Phillips last night. The piece presented was" Indiana Folks" a great rural play bordering on the plot of "Way Down East" in a number of ways. The company is a very capable one and deserves better patronage than it received last ev ening. The star of the cast is Ed win Young, and his support is first class. Tonight the same company will present a great meldodranm en titled "Hearts of the Sierras." Rev. Goodrich and wife, pastor of the Christian church at New Paris, together with twenty-three of his parishioners, visited the Christian church in this city recently. Rev. Kuhn is attracting large numbers to his church. MORRIS IS HIS NAME PICKED UP ON STREET OF MIL- I ,TON LAST SPRING THE A MAN OF SILENCE it Makes His Name Known to Sheriff Smith Says He Formerly Lived ;,: i in Piqua, Ohio. fit: The man of silence, who was pick ed up On the streets of Milton early in November in a half demented con ditionhas at last made known who he is and where he is from. His name' 13 George W. Morris and he formerly lived at Piqua, Ohio. He was sent to the county jail here about Jsix weeks ago, but all efforts to learn his name or where he was t'rom.were fruitless by Sheriff Smith and; his deputies until yesterday morning, when the man beckoned to She'rifit Smith and told him that his name'was Morris and that he form erly lived at Piqua, Ohio. The sher iff I attempted to get further infor mation, from the man but was un ablei "Although he made several ef fortso tell about himself he seemed o 'be dazed and confused and had every indication of having just re 'coyj&red his mental equilibrum. Sheriff. Smith at once notified the au thorities at Piqua and it is likely th&tan officer from there will come to f Richmond today to. see the unfor tunate , man. At the time the man wajrO'nght from .Milton the author ities, of Wayne county5 did everything in their power to find out who he wat and where he wras from. Scores of letters were written all over the country, but his identity was never established. Toward the latter part of last month a woman who believed the man to be her missing husband came to Richmond but Morris was not the man. There has never been any charge placed against Morris and if he has recovered his senses he will probably be released. He has never said anything to the rest of the pris oners since he has been confined in the jail. It is thought that Morris was an inmate of a poor farm or an insane asylum before he was found at Milton. WALTER NEWMAN A Richmond Boy Will Be at the New Phillips on December 26. Walter Newman, an old Richmond boy, will be in Richmond on Decem ber 26, as the star of "Thou Shalt Not Kill." This play will be se-n at the New Phillips and it is claimed to be one of the strongest plays on the road. Newman his a hose of friends in the city and he is sure to be given a very hearty welcome. RAIN NEEDED Jupiter Pluvius Has Been Acting Badly of Late. "Rain, Rain, Go Away Little Willie Wants to Play." No one in Richmond or Wayne county will be found guilty of the above expression, for if little Willie played every day that it didn't rain he would have about sixty play days to his jgredit. November 9th a slight drizzling rain fell all day, and one morning since that there was a slight rain, but all told there wasn't over two good tub fulls. What is needed now is a good old fashioned drenching rain. A great many cis terns about the city are empty. In almost every part of the country the rivers have risen, and what is the cause oi it no one has yet ventured an explanation. Mr. Charles Jenkins, of this city, has contributed a magnificent set of encyclopedias to the New Paris li brary. , , . Preparing to Take Port Arthur. London, Dec. 9. Reports received here today indicate that the Japan ese will make a desperate attempt to finally capture Port Arthur tomor row. This was determined upon last week after the successful attack on 203 Meter Hill. Despite the fact that the Japanese took the fortress with terrible loss of life, thev are not dis- . maved. It is known that even in Russia, it is believed that the fall of Port Arthur is not tar distant, a belief which has been greatly em phasized by recent Japanese suc cesses. An All Night Bank. New York Dec. 9. New York, which already has , more strenuous achievements to its credit than prob ably any other city in the Union, will before long have an all night bank. A movement has been on foot among some of the leading bankers to es tablish such a financial institution for some time, and now those plans are about completed. The new bank will be in the vicinity of Thirty fourth street and Fifth avenue. There are many occasions on which financial and commercial undertak ings, in which business men are in terested, are either begun or com pleted after customary banking hours and for such occasions the bank is specially intended. Provis ions will also be made for obtaining as well as depositing money at the new institution. REPORT 11 Has Been Completed and Sent to Governor Durbin. The annual report of the Treas urer of State, N. U. Hill, has been completed and forwarded to Gover nor Durbin. It . shows the receipts from all sources during the year of 1904 to be $8,645,3S9.51. Disburse ments during the year amounted to .$8,603,510.32. The balance on hand Oetober- 31, f 1903. was $352,078.07, and on October 31 of "this year' the balance amounted to $393,951.20. The receipts and disbursements for some of the more important funds in detail during the current year are as follows: General fund, receipts $4,4S7,046.S2, disbursements $4,440,002.C4; educational institu tion fund, receipts $329,621.35, dis bursements $329,048.02; school rev enue for tuition, $2,531,217.08; paid to counties, $2,502,478.96, balance on hand $28,738.12; sale of State lands $9,246.37, disbursements $6; perma nent endowment fund principal $142,341.35, apportionment $119,127. 15, balance $23,214.20. ORA WILSON Fell From a Scaffold ajnd Was Seri ously Hurt. Ora Wilson, living at 43 State street, was seriously injured by fall ing a distance of twenty feet from a scaffold yesterday noon. Dr. Kin sev attended the injured man, but statea last, evening iuai n wouiu uc a few days until the result of the injuries can be foretold. Mr. Wil son was working on a house at Fourth and Lincoln streets, under the direction of Contractor Smith. The scaffolding on which Wilson was working broke aid threw him to the ground. He alighted on his should ers and was unconscious when picked up. The city ambulance was called and the injured man was removed to his home. i ii i :i -U t- w R. W. HAWLEY Was Made Administrator of His Wife's Estate. Letters of administration were yesterday granted to Ransom E. Hawley, of Cambridge City, in the estate of Mrs. Minerva A. Hawley, his deceased wife. Her personal property is estimated to be valued at $24. Mrs. Hawley was killed in In dianapolis on October 27, last, by being , run over by an automobile. She was a prominent resident of Cambridge City. Mrs. H. H. Weist has returned after a pleasant visit with Chieago friends. chadotck ARRESTED ON THE CHARGE OF AIDING AND ABETTING A NEW YORK RANK OFFICIAL In r Misapplying the Funds of a Na tional Bank Arrested at the Hotel Breslin $15,000 IS THE BAIL GIVEN President Beckwith Said: "I Believe All is Lost" She is Being Closely Watched. New York, December 8. Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick, who was arrest ed at the Hotel Breslin last night on ihe charge of aiding and abetting a bank official in misapplying the mnds or a national, bank, was ar raigned before United States Com missioner Shields today and held in $15,000 bail. The hearing was post poned until December 17. Shortly after Mrs. Chadwick ar rived at the federal building accom- panieu oy ner maiu ana me ijmiea Stales marshal, Attorney Carpenter - ', and was in consultation with Unit ed States Commissioner Shields. At Mr. Carpenter's solicitation the time for the arraignment of Mrs. Chadwick before the commissioner , was delayed and he left the building to find bail. United States Marshal Henkle said that if Mrs. Chad wick's counsel failed to secure bail this afternoon, she would be taken , to the Tombs -prison. In the meantime, Mrs. Chadwick, with her son and maid, were seated in the marshall's office. The throngs of secret service men and newspaper- reporters who have followed Mrs. Chadwick from one place to another, and who maintain ed their vigil throughout the night were astir early today. It was ex pected that Mrs. Chadwick would ask to be taken before the United States commissioner early to avoid f the curious crowds which were ex pected to congregate around the Ho tel Breslin and the federal building in hope of getting a glimpse of her as she passed to and from her carriage. up to S o'clock, however, there was no sign that any one in the Chad wick apartment was astir. A few minutes later, however, Mrs. Chad wick's son, Emil, came down stairs and went to the Holland House. There he asked to see Virgil P. Kline, the Cleveland attorney',' who (Continued on fifth page.) OTfJE CO, LllltJ Was Killed In the Woods Near RockviUe. Rockville, Ind., December 8. The Hon. Elias II. Owen, who was accidentally killed in the woods near Bridgeton yesterday, by a limb fall ing from a tree, was a native of Wayne county by birth, in 1S46 and a soldier in the civil war. Twenty years ago and more he settled in this (Parke) county. He served as county auditor, and was elected a member of the lower House of the Indiana General Assembly, and was recently re-elected for his fourth term. Mr. Owen was betrothed to Miss Anna Nevins, their marriage being set for next week. He leaves a son and a daughter by a first mar riage. Recently he renewed an ac cident insurance policy for a sub stantial amount. ...1 c ; n