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. WEATHER ' Wanner, slowly rising temper- ature. Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- nm today. WKEKLY ESTABLISHED 1831. DAILY ESTABLISHEi" WW. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, 1904. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. RIWOM HA PALLADIUM'S CHRISTMAS FUND ELL-FATEO ? NO. TWENTY TRAIN FALLS THROUGH BIG BLAZE YESTERDAY B EAT .Daily .1HUHL AST 6E RIDG GERMAN THREE BUILDINGS GO UP IN A BLAZE AT EARLY HOUR WORK OF All INCENDIARY Is Supposed to Have Caused the Con flagrationEstimated Loss is $10,000. The worst fire in the history, of East Germantown occurred at 2 o'clock j-esterday morn ing. One half a block in the cen ter of town was burned io the ground and scarcely a thing saved. Fortun ately most of the buildings burned were covered by insurance. The ori gin of the fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. The fire started in the grocery building of Gipe Brothers and it was thought at first to have been caused by the fire that was left burning in the stove, but the Gipe Brothers say thre there was not enough fire in this stove to do any damage. They say that the fire started on the north wall on the outer side of the building. Before locking the store up for the evening the ash tray was,emptied in to the street into the snow and as the stove was left two-thirds full of burned coals, is fifteen feet away from the north wall of the building and is surrounded by zinc, they think it is very improbable that the , The'following is the -ust oi. build ings burned down and the estimated loss and insurance: Loss Ins. Walnut Level Hotel ..$3,100 $1,800 Gipe Bros. Store $1,700 $1,500 Mrs. Carpenter's Res.. $1,000 $ 400 Total $5,S00 $3,700 The I. O. O. F. lodge was on the third story of the old hotel building and not a thing was saved. The two lower stories of the building were occupied by Mr. Davis, a saloon keeper, and W. D. Kochers'who had a barber shop on the ground floor. The hotel was on the east of the Gipe Brothers store and not a thing was saved from it. Mr. Davis and family escaped from the flames with only the clothes they had on their backs. The loss sustained by the I. O. O. F. lodge is covered by insur ance amounting to $2,200. The resi dence of Mrs. Carpenter was west of the Gipe Brothers store and was gutted from roof to basement. Mrs. Carpenter escaped without injury and also managed to save some of her belongings. There is no fire department or fire apparatus in East Germantown and consequently it was impossible for the residents to fight the flames, which for awhile threatened the whole town, and the only thing that they were able to do was to keep the buildings near the scene of the conflagration, drenched with wa ter. This was the only thing that pre vented every building from being swallowed up by the fire demon. When the fire started a stiff breeze aided the flames in gaining headway and before any one realized the great danger, the fire had licked it's way to the Carpenter building and the old hotel building. A request for assist ance was sent in to the Combridge City fire department but too, late to be of any assistance. ' The fire presented a brilliant and alarming appearance. The heavens reflected a crimson hue and sparks and chunks of burning wood were hurled into the air and fell on the roofs of buildings two and three squares distant. The town was in a state of wild excitement and many people were on the verge of panic. The fire spasmotically flared out into small flames until a late hour in the morning. The two . lower floors of the eld hotel building were owned by Lincoln Hebble and it is not known what he figures his loss to be. The safe in the I. O. O. F. hall was left open and many valuable papers were burned. A new addition had just been com pleted to the lodge hall and it was to have been occupied shortly. The East Germantown postofliee was located in the Gipe Brothers store. Everything was lost. The post office will now be located in the Sour beer Drug Company's store room. The Gipe brothers will move into their building across the street from their old store and will be ready for business by the first of the year. The probable total loss will amount to $10,000 with about $4,500 insurance. Christian Alliance Meeting. Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 15. A con vention of the Christian and Mission ary Alliance began here today and will continue until the 18th. Among the distinguished speakers will be Rev. Dr. M. M. Bales and Dr. E. A. Funk, of New York, and Dr. R. J. Parker, missionary to Porton Rico. The work of the Aliance is princi pally that of giving the gospel to the heathen world and large sums have been raised for, the purpose by the organization. STRANGE ACTIONS MRS. CHADWICK A CABLE RECEIVED FROM DR. CHADWICK IN PARIS NOW AT CLEVELAND, OHIO Some of the Many Things Connected With the Exceptionally Strange Case. Cleveland, O., December 14. The Plain Dealer today published the fol lowing cablegrams that have been ex changed by Dr. Chadwick in Paris and his wife in New York: ,Dr. Chadwick 's cable: " j "Can I be of any service? If so, I i will take first steamer. Keep up cour age. Airs. Chadwick 's reply: "Don't come. You could do no good. Thanks for offering assist- ance. j Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dec. 13. Extraordinary precautions were tak en by United States Marshal Ilenkel before he left Mrs. Chadwick in the hands of his Ui-puty Marshals at one hundred and twenty-fifth street, New .York. All her baggage was overhaul 'ed and two fiasKs were taken from a bag carried by her maid as well as a pair of scissors. The windows of her stateroom were fastened down by wedges. "I have reason for taking these precautions," were Marshal Ilenkel 's last words. lie would not discuss the precautions further. "Mrs. Chadwick was not left alone after bearding the train. James P. iKelker or Joseph Kumb, the United States deputy marshalls who are es corting her to Cleveland, remained either in her stateroom or sitting tjust outside it with the door partly opened. She had as baggage three Ismail satchels and a cardboard box. The smallest of the bags was carried by Mrs. Chadwick. and she admitted to cue of the Deputy Marshals that it contained valuable papers. j Mrs. Chadwick was cheerful on her .ride this evening. She was smiling j and almost buoyant in spirits. She promised tonight that she would make everything clear in Cleveland, and in view of the difficulties which beset her, her apparent hopefulness and certainty of a happy ending of her troubles is one of the remarkable features of the sti'ange case. She would, not explain what led her to change her mind and go to Cleveland, and says she will make no attempt there to obtain bail in the Ohio city. The motive for her return to Cle veland may develop on her arrival there tomorrow. " . . . BEGINS IN HEALTHY MANNER AND WILL KEEP GROWING THOSE SANTA WILL MISS Will Have Their Hearts Gladdened A Little Girl -Writes a "r Letter. Santa Claus is due in Richmond ten days hence and he-is going to bring with him a lot of presents for? youngsters of this city, but Santas is an awful busy man on Christmas eve, having to scoot down tne clum-' neys of so many homes throughout irev the Big Four from Cambridge the world, that he is liable to forget' City on account of the bridge at some children in Richmond, , princi pally the poor children who have,jip chimneys for him to go down, so 'the Palladium is starting a fund which will be turned over to five prominent J ladies of this city who will buy pres-4 ents for these poor children who San ta will no doubt fail to call on. The time is short, the cause a wor thy one and every man, woman and child in the city, who Saint Nick is bound to visit, is urged to contribute no matter bow small the sum, so that every poor child in Richmond will have his or her lonesome little heart gladdened by at least one Christmas token on the day when "all the rest of us are so happy and gay. Send your name to the Palladium by mail or carrier or bring it personally. The name of each donor will be pub lished each day. Remember the. words of the Savious "It is better Jo'vejjtepleifvho were on the trai than iojefe." at Newcastle ine toiiowing letter was in tne Palladium's mail yesterday after noon: Dear Mr. Palladium: I am a little girl what lives in the south part of the city and I have sent an invitation to Santa to visit me on Xmas eve and mamma says he will. I know lots of little girls and boys what he wont visit and I am going to save some money and give it to you to give to Santa. Papa says that newspapers knows lots of things they oughtent to but they are awfully good to the poor and needy. Your Little Friend, Mable: Contributions Made. The following contributions were made yesterday to the Palladium's popular subscription fund to pur- chase presents for the poor children of this city: The Palladium $5.00 Friend of poor 5.00 Mrs. Madison Swadener 1.00, X. . Z 1.00 Little Friend 05 P. R. 1.00 H. C 1.00 Total $14.05 Change in Fruit Schedule. New York, Dec. 15. Beginning to day the Transcontinental Freight Bureau will f again cancel all rates now in effect in connection with southeastern lines on traffic to, from or passing through Pacific coast ; terminals, and to, from or passing through points east of the Mississippi. This decision hits the California shippers of citrus fruit and shuts them out of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi. Frank Feasel. Edward Shute and George Alexander, of "Williamsburg, were in the city yesterday on business. I PALLADIUM SANTA GLAUS FUND j Following the advice of several prominent people the Palladium will start a fund for making the poor children of the city happy on Christmas day. The list of generous donors will be published for poor children. Who will be money to the Palladium. ON ACCOUNT OF WRECK AT GERMANTOWN DETOURED VIA BIG FOUR And Became Derailed When Going on Pennsylvania Tracks at Newcastle. : Pennsylvania train No. 20 from St. Louis, was derailed on the Four "Y" at Newcastle abo Big about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon and did not . arrive here until 1 o'clock this morning, ihe tram was detoured ov- Germantown being destroyed. The trip to Newcastle was made in safety but when the train .endeavored to reach the Pennsylvania tracks it be came derailed. The wrecking crew from Richmond was sent up about 7 o'clock to assist the regular train crew in getting the train back. The derailing of the train caused con siderable inconvenience to a number of passengers at the local depot who were waiting for trains going east. One man made the statement that he had been waiting sinve 4 o'clock yes terday afternoon to go to Dayton and thought that he could be able to go every hour, but he was still at the depot at midnight. Trains from Cincinnati were on time, and those goir north on the G. R. & I. ran reg ular, but otherwise the trains were all off schedule. A number of local train when it took the Our railway back to' Cambridge City and then came to Richmond on the interurban, arriving here about 11:30. CHRISTMAS' FUND COMMITTEE CHOSEN. The following ladies yester- day were chosen to act as mem- bers of the Palladium's Christ- mas popular subscription fund committee : Miss Kate Van Dusen, St. Paul's Episcopal church. Mrs. George Smith, First M. E. church. Mrs. John Kamp, St. Mary's Catholic church Mrs. Joseph Beck, Trinity Lu- theran church. Miss Mary Shiveley, First j Presbyterian church. Miss Elizabeth Candler, citv missionary for the Associated ( Charities, has kindly consented to aid this committed in every j way possible and will furnish a list of the poor children who she thinks best to giye pres- ents to on Christmas day. The above named committee will handle all funds sent to the Palladium and will purchase the gifts. The ladies composing this committee are requested to meet at the Palladium office at 10 o'clock the Friday morning before Christmas. Leg Broken. W. F. Thomas had his left leg broken in an accident at the C C. & L. freight house yesterday morn ing. He was removed to his home in the city ambulance by Driver Liv ensbersrer. pre? the first donor f Bring or send Many to Spear Fish in Minnesota. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 15. Fishing in i he fish houses is expected to prove more popular than ever among the farmres living near lakes this sea son. The season for spearing fish for home consumption only began today and continues to the first of April. The licenses for this privilege have been issued principally to Indians and farmers. Yale's New Treasurer. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 15. Mr. Thomas Lee McClung, the new treas urer of Yale University assumed the duties of his iosition today. He suc ceeds Morris F. Tyler, and is a grad uate of the class of 1S92. Mr. Mc Clung was formely assistant General Freight Agent of the Southern Rail way and lived in Memphis, Tenn. The fire department" was called late yesterday afternoon to the residence of Thomas Carroll, in North Twen tieth street. A defective Hue had set" fire to the roof. The blaze was extinguished befoi-e it had done much damage. DIVORCE SUIT COMPROMISED AND THE EXPECTANT THRONG GREATLY DISAPPOINTED WITNESSES NOT HEEDED The" Much Talked of Mount Divojge Suit a Thing of the Past Tried at Rushville. Rushville, December 14. Much to the disappointment of those who had assembled in the court house, this morning, hoping to hear sensational revelations from the lips of the fair plaintiff in the much talked of Mount divorce suit, not a witness was put upon the stand. Several depositions were read from persons at Logansport, Kokomo and Aurora, but as these were uniformly favor able to the plaintiff, being introduced in her behalf, the crowd rapidly thinned out. At 11 o'clock, court took a recess by agreement of attorneys on both sides, until 1:15. When court con vened again, at that hour, the an nouncement was made that a com promise had been affected, when the court again adjourned. While the matter of the divorce istelf is still in abeyance, it is un derstood that all opposition to the plaintiff's plea will be withdrawn and that she will be granted a de cree on the evidence that had already been submitted when the question of alimony was settled out of court. No positive information could be had upon the point, but one -kIio was in a position to know said that a guess of $S,500 would not miss the right figure far. Telephone messages were sent to Connersville at once, inform ing witnesses that they would not be needed. Those here are glad it is all over and that they can go home, to si ay. It is told herp that a Connersville business man, thinking that the Con nersville papers would not give full details of the trial because of the so cial prominence of the parties in volved, ordered several hundred copies each day during the trial from a Rushville publisher, who promised to "tell it all." South Side Improvement Association. At a meeting held last evening of the South Side Improvement Associ ations board of directors, the follow ing officers were elected: President, A. W. Blickwedel; vice president, Adam Brinker; secretary, Matt Von Pein; treasurer, Anton Stolle. YESTERDAY AFTERNOON WITH FATAL RESULTS BRAKEMAll DEWITT KILLED Meets His Death in a Horrible Man nerAccident Caused by a De railed Car. While the residents of the i?ace ful little town of East Germantown were recovering from the effects brought about by yesterday morn ing's big fire, they were plunged into another furor of excitement yester day afternoon about 2:10 o'clock when the last three cars on the sec ond section of the west-bound Penn sylvania fast freight No. 83 plunged through the bridge over Ma Hinsdale creek on the western outskirts of the town, pulling down the bridge, killing rear brakeman Charles De Witt, of Indianaolis, and slightly injuring Conductor Edward IIulz, also of Indianapolis. All traffic was completely blocked yesterday afternoon and the wreck crew of the Richmond division was at work clearing up the debris. About 5 o'clock in the afternoon a wrecking cri -.v from Indianapolis ar rived and the work continued with out interruption all of last night. It is not definitely known just how the wreck occurred, but judging from ilia o nrio i -o ti rt . F 4 1 A 4?. -. - 6 which were nearly cut in two, the axle on the third car from the rear of the train, which consisted of ten cars, broke, derailing this car and tearing up the bridge to such an ex tent that it collapsed under the heavy freight. The train was a through-bound freight and -it left Richmond about 1:30 p. m., and was running at a fast rate of speed when going through East Germantown. It is evident that the axle on the car which was derailed, a coal car, broke just before the bridge 'was reached. The car was thrown lengthwise. Suddenly, when the fourth car from the rear reached the western end of the bridge, the structure broke in twain and with a crash the whole bridge gave in, hurling the two rear coal cars down into the ice-covered creek and dropping the caboose on top of them. Riding in the caboose was rear brakeman Dewitt and Conductor IIulz, who is a brother of Charles IIulz, of this city. De Witt was in the top bunk of the caboose, while llultz was seated below. When the car fell DeWitt was hurled through a window and the unfortunate man fell into the water underneath the wreckage and was literally crushed to death. IIulz stayed in the ca boose. When the wreck crew arriv ed they at once turned their atten tion to the caboose, where they ex pected to find the lifeless body of the conductor. The side of the car, which remained above water was ripped off and IIulz pulled out. By 'seme freak of chance he was found to be suffering with only a few slight ' injuries. It took some time to clear lout the wreckage over the dead j brakeman. He was found lying in the water and his body crushed so badlv as to be nearly unrecognizable. The bridge was built in 1SS9 and was an iron structure. When it fell the top row of massive stcnes on the east abutment were torn from their places and deposited into the creek. A few minutes after the accident oc curred crowds began to swarm about the scene, attracted there by the ter rible crash that was made when the structure fell and when the news reached Richmond many went out on the 3 o'clock interurban. The scene presented shortly after the ac cident beggars description. The re ' mains of the two freight cars and 'the caboose with the iron work and ! ties of the bridge were strewn about I (Continued on page four.)