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F The adiii Try a Want Ad in the Palladi- tun today. A WEATHER ! Friday Pair and warmer. a WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 18S1. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY MORNING, DEC2lBER 16, 1901 JDAILY ESTABLISHE i iwr. SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. JAMES GILLESPIE IS ON TRIAL IFOR SECOND TIME CHARGED WITH MURDER V MB. HARRY R. M'MULLEII Makes the Opening Statement for the Prosecution Jury Visited the Scene of the Murder. V sJlising Sun, Ind., December 15. ames Gillespie at 9 o'clock this VJiorning faced a jury which will try rfnm for the murder of his twin sis ter, Elizabeth Gillespie, by shooting her'last December. The jury which was impaneled and sworn at 4 o'clock last evening, after 2G8 tales men had been challenged or excused from the box, this morning visited the home of Mrs. Gillespie, in which the young woman was shot and the home of, Mrs. Belle Seward and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Barbour. Crowds Flock to Courtroom. The final calling of the case for the second trial created considerable excitement in Ohio county and Ris ing Sun. The news that a jury had been impaneled was flashed over the county last night and notwithstand ing thesfaet that the mercury in ther mometers both in the hills and along the Ohio river, which is full of float ing and grinding ice, hovered near the zero mark, the people began to move toward the court house. - The jury did not get through its survey of the houses until after 9 o'clock. When the jurors took their 'seats Harry R. 31cMullen, leading the State. McMullen s Opening Statement. He referred to the murder of Eliz abeth Gillespie as one of the most heinous in the criminal history of In diana. ' He pictured Jim Gillespie's Stwin sister at home with their aged mother the night of December 8 as 6he was preparing to entertain the Women's Literary Club at the fam ily home that night. He referred to her superior standing in the com munity, and contrasted it with her brother's standing. Taking up the mysterious murder he described the shooting from the dark street through the window, and described how Elizabeth fell in the parlor with the terible, gaping wound in her head, which bathed her in her own tfcod. He turned to the battered shot and the sixteen-guage gun wads Waken from her head and described Mil C .,.1 -Fi.vm Hie .COllUIlluu ml iuv- ntmim xiym which they were taken. He said that thlt" State would show that Jim Gil lespie had the only sixteen-guage gun in town that could have been us ed that night. In closing his statement McMul len said that the State would prove all the allegations of this indictment and that the evidence would be such as to lead Jim Gillespie to the gal (Continued on last page.) NEW BUILDING Will Be Erected by Germantown Odd Fellows. r (Special to the Palladium.) East Germantown. Dec. 15. The fire of Tuesday night has brought to the eyes of the citizens of 'this place 00 need of a fire department and an effort will be made at once to this end. Gipe Bros, will open their store in a few weeks in their new store room and the I. 0. O. F. Lodge will in time put up a new building. It is not known just where the family of Mr. Davis, who were left without anything, are beingn cared for by the citizens until arrangements can ' be made by Mr. Davis. It seems to be the general impression that the jjuildings were set on fire. Motorman rusher of the I. V. line, stated to several t-ii-Hms tVin.t saw a liffht in Othe rear of the Gipe buildingon his "JrrMs7&9MS MatemenV for return trip from Richmond Tuesday Bight, it being near 12 o'clock. -''.if' '":'.- . BIG RIFLE TOURNAMENT. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 16. Rifle ex perts from all over the country have come here to participate in the big tournament commencing today and continuing until next Tuesday, in clusive. The affair is under the aus pices of the Indoor 22-calibre Rifle League and the contest will take place on the range of the Iroquoise Rifle Club. About five hundred names are enrolled on the list of contest ants. The feature event of the tour nament will be the shoot for the championship of the United States, for which $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Louis P. Ittel, of the Iro quois club now holds the title and will endeavor to retain it. In addi tion to this there will be the All Comers' shoot and more than $1.00 in merchandise and cups will be awarded in the other events. Parker to Wrestle Staab. Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 16. Harvey Parker will meet Andrew Staab, the crack wrestler at 'the National Ath letic Club, of this city tonight. The men will wrestle to a finish, catch-as-catch can style. RENDERED TOTALLY BLIND BY AN ACCIDENT THAT BE FELL HIM AT GAAR'S VERY UNFORTUNATE AFFAIR Mason Taylor the Victim of a Very Serious Accident While at Work Yesterday. Yesterday morning at the foundry of Garr, Scott & Co., a pattern wheel of large size and great weight fell on Mason Taylor, seventeen years old and crushed the front part of his head in a frightful manner. The young man was immediately render ed unconscious, but revived slightly after he had been removed to St. Stephen's Hospital. Dr. Weist was called and found that the yaung man was totally blind and his forehead was frightfully crushed. Dr. Weist stated last night that while the young man was badly injured, there was a slight chance for his recovery and it was possible that he would re cover his eye sight. Taylor came to Richmond less than two weeks ago and received employment at Gaar, Scott and Co.'s foundry. It was his duty to steady the big pattern wheel as it left tho crane and ho was doing this when injured. lie lost control of the wheel in some manner and it fell on him. Taylor boarded with a family by the name of Finch on Ft. Wayne avenue and at the boarding house it was stated that his parents were both dead and that his only rel ative was a married sister who lived in West Richmond. He has work ed in Richmond a number of times before, but has been in Ohio for several months and came from that State to this city. FIREMEN TRIED Many Alarms Turned in at Cincin nati Since Tuesday Night. Cincinnati, December 15. A loss of between $150,000 and $200,000 was sustained early today from a fire which started in the Ohio Seat Com pany's plant in the western part of the cit3T and spread to an adjoining building occupied by the Rudolph-Surre-Anehor tannery and a dwell ing house, all three being destroyed. Following so closely on the two fires of Tuesday night and coming before the firemen had finished Avork on a $75,000 fire in the Manolith carbon paint factory, the men in the depart ment were nearly exhausted, the in tense cold making their work partic ularly difficult. TAKEN BACK TO INDIANAPOLIS WAS BODY OF CHARLES D' WITT YESTERDAY MORNING GONDUGTGR E. D. HULS' Injuries Are of An Internal Nature and He is Still in Cambridge City. (Special to the Palladium.) Cambridge City, December 15. Mrs. Charles DeWitt, of Indianapo lis, widow of the brakeman who was killed Wednesday afternoon in the wreck at East Germantown, arrived here at a late hour last night on a special train, which was furnished her through the courtesy of the Pan handle railroad. She was accompan ied by Samuel DeWitt, a brother of the deceased, and an undertaker. They took the body to Indianapolis this morning for burial. Conductor Huls' injuries were more serious than at first supposed. They are of an internal nature. His wife is in the city and Huls is under the care of a physician. The Indi anapolis Star this morning printed the following concerning Charles De- Witt, the dead brakeman: For twelve years Charles DeWitt had been working on the Panhandle, and the wreck in which he met his death was the first that he had ever encountered. Last summer, he with his wife and son, Albert, made an ex tended western trip for the benefit of his health. When he returned he contemplated for some time leaving day afternoon he was feeling badly and Mrs. DeWitt pleaded with him not to go. For a time he was almost persuaded to stay at, home, but final ly, saying that he would work as long as he could stand, he started out for his last trip. He was a man of exemplary habits. He was not only a total abstainer from all intoxicating liquors, but was strongly opposed to the liquor traffic. He was forty years old, and aside from the brother, Samuel De Witt, in Indianapolis, leaves another brother, John, and a sister, Goldie, both living in Arizona. DeWitt was a conductor, but at the time he was killed was acting as brakeman, it, was said. Russian Deserters Coming. New York, Dee. 16. Eight hun dred Russians, most of whom allege that they fled from their homes in order to escape military service in Manchuria, arrived here today from Liverpool, Reports from England say that these refugees are arriving there at the rate of 150 daily but many are settling in Liverpool and London. Most of the arrivals here today are impecunious. Their compatriots in the East End of London are assist ing in every way possible to get them here. Tried to Swindle Insurance Company. New York, Dec. 16. Interest is centered in the frial of Francisco and Folrino Capparelli, the Italian brothers who have become famous for trying to swindle large insurance companies will be put on trial in this city today, especially for trying to defraud the Equitable Life Insur ance Society out of $8,000. The broth ers insured a healthy man under the name of their dying brother five vears a iro. :' PALLADIUM SANTA GLAUS FUND Following the advice of several prominent people the Palladium will start a fund for making the poor children of the citv happy on Christmas day. The list of generous donors will be published -each day, and when the list is completed the money will be placed in the hands of a committee of Five Prominent Ladies, who will use it to the best advantage in providing suitable Christmas presents for poor children. Who will be the first donor? Brin? or send monev to. the Palladium. THE Xr.K FUND Sti GROWS MORE MONEY RECEIVED YES TERDAYTFOR FUND ' 1 SANTA Hi EGRESS WAGON That is How tM Old Gentleman Will MakkfTSia Visits. And still the money continues to come into the Palladium's Christmas Fund to buy the presents for the poor children. vWhen the Palladium announced thaji.it "would receive con tributions for? this purpose it seem ed to have touched a popular chord judging fromhthe enthusiastic way in which the jrpject has been received. "St. Nick in a Sleigh" is the pop ular supposition, but the order of things will befrevolutionized in Rich mond on Christmas Eve, it will be ''St. Nick in,'an. Express Wagon." That is the'liy the well known old gentleman Wil distribute his pres ents to the' JK)or children and it is needless, to that he will receive the "glad niif&" wherever he stops with his wagon load of gifts. Santa was loath to jBpend so much time in Richmond CR. Christmas Eve, which is his ' busy. Hight "and it, took all the influence i the Palladium could bring to bear toihduce him to stable his tieighiand deers and make the,' ;toiir of the city in an express wagonUt it was for such a worthy ciYetyat;he at last consent ed to do ily i'f- ff:, If yojbo jrrleajontribufc-..- dium's Christmas Fund. If you do so when you wrake up Christmas morn ing and survey your own beautiful gifts, it will be with an easy consci ence and a satisfied feeling that you will say to yourself," I can enjoy these presents to my heart's content for I have helped bring joy into some lonely child's heart." Send your money care of the Palladium office. The following letter was received Wednesday: Gentlemen: Ennclosed please find my check for $5.00 which amount kindly apply on the Christmas account for ithe worthy poor of the city. Your enterprise in this direction is surely commenda ble. Very Truly Yours, Friend of Poor. Contributions Made. The following contributions have been made 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. Y. Z. .Little Friend 1.00 05 Mrs. J. M. Westeott 5.00 H. C. Mr. P. 1.00 1.00 A Friend 1.00 Mary Johnson 10 Robert Johnson 10 P. 15. Myrick 1.00 C. E. Shiveley 1.00 Mrs. H. II. Swift 1.00 Cash .50 Mrs. J. H. Shofer 1.00 Chapel Talk. Ensign Winterbottom gave a short talk on the work of the Salvation Army in the chapel meeting at Earl ham CoUeee- yesterdav momincr. GERMANS PRAISE OUR ARMY. Berlin, Dec. 16. Major General Yon Lowenfeld and Major Count Yon Schmetlow who went to Ameri ca to represent Emepror William at the recent unveiling of the statue of Frederick the Great at Washington, arived here today from New York. They said they visited all the leading cities and were delighted with their trip. Especially were they pleased with their inspection of the West Point Military Academy and both the generals spoke admiringly of the way in which the United States Government cares for its troops. They also praised the proficiency of its cavalry and artillery. Bernstein to Box Burdick. Pittsfield, Mass., Dec. 16. Joe Bernstein will clash with Johnny Burdick here ;1omght before the Pittsfield A. C. Bernstein and Bur dick were matched to fight in private some time ago, but the match fell through. The "Ghetto" champion wants to get a chance at Terry Mc- Govern and Young Corbett, and is of the opinion that he can defeat Bur dick, which will put him in the way to realize his ambition. BRIDGE FALLS MANY KILLED STRUCTURE ACROSS THE ELK RIVER BODIES BENEATH THE ICE Majority of the Victims Were Chil dren on Their Way to School At Charlestown, W. Va. --'" v -.-.;'. ' i, - Charlestown, W. Va., December 15. While crowded with people, includ ing many children on their way to school, the old suspension bridge ov er Elk river, which connects East and West Charlestown, collapsed to day, turning turtle as it fell, throw ing twenty to thirty people and half a dozen teams to the ice fifty feet be low. The ice broke under the heavy weight and it is feared that the num ber who were swept under the ice to their deaths will not be known for a long time. Two dead bodies were taken out within a short time and a number of injured were assisted to the shore by rescuers who were promptly on the scene. Planks were thrown on the broken ice and over these the rescuers crawled with ropes which were to pull the injured and dead to the shore. Lined With Frantic People. News of the accident spread rap idly ,and the banks were soon lined with frantic people who feared that friends or relatives had gone down with the bridge to their death. The work of rescue was pushed vigorously, the United States engi neers being appealed to for help, while rivermen were among the earl iest helpers. The bridge was built (Continued on page four.) MOONSHINE Revenue Agents Wreck an Old Still in Kentucky. Lebanon, Ky., December 15. A large moonshine still on Otter creek in Larue county, near Gleanings post office, has been destroyed by rev enue aceuts. It had been running for about ten years. All farmer ef forts to locate and destroy it had failed. The officers arrived when the operators had just left after a night's run and the fires were still smoldering. No one was on guard. The revenue men found a mash tub of $00 gallons capacity, 1,000 gal lons cf beer and a barrel of whisky just made. Every vestige of the dis tilling utensils was destroyed and the beer and mash were emptied on the ground. Revenue men have been try ing to capture this still for years, but a desperate gang was in charge. An effort will be made to arrest the operators. FIRST NIGHT IN THE JAIL AT CLEVELAND PASSED VERY COMFORTABLY BY MRS. CASSIE CHADWICK Interview by an Associated Press Re porterLawyers Called to See Her. Cleveland, O., December 15. Mrs. Chad wick's first night in the county jail was passed in a comfortable manner, according to her own fam ily, and this morning she was not only contented with her surroundings but expressed herself to the matron, Mrs. Hall, as being delighted at be ing again with her friends in Cleve land. She retired to her cell shortly after 12 o'clock, but was not able to sleep for several hours, not awak ening until after S o'clock. A phys ician who was called at her request declared that she was suffering from nervous and physical exhaustion, and would not for several days be in a proper condition to attend to bu iness matters. She announced this morning that she felt tired, but pret ty well for all that. She walked for a short time up and down the corri dor alongside the matron's quarters, but said that she did not care for any breakfast until later. A great many people made strenu ous efforts to see Mrs. Chadwick dur- , ing the early hours of the morning and the sheriff was kept busy turn ing them away. They came to the jail in swarms and they kept the sherifT's" teleihone bell on a'?anstant -jingle." t'r&i -rCH Lawyer is Received, The first outsider to be admitted to see Mrs. Chadwick, after her nurse, was C. IL Gale, a member of the legar firm of Kline, Tolles & Goff. Mr. Kline, the senior member of the firm, was a caller on Mrs. Chadwick in New York, and was in her room at New York at the time of her arrest by United States Mar shal Henkle. Mr. Gale was not sum moned by Mrs. Chadwick, but he txld the sheriff that he wished to see her on legal business. He remained with her for half an hour, and when leav ing declined to say what was the nature of his business with her. He said his firm had not been retained by Mrs. Chadwick and would not act for her in the courts. Reads and is Disheartened. Mrs. Chadwick received a repre sentative of the Associated Press in the women's corridor of the Cuya hoga county jail today and gave out what she said would be her last in terview. "I am very much disheartened aft er reading the accounts of my home coming in the morning papers," she said, "arid on that account I have decided to do no more talking. "It is quite uncertain whether or not I shall give out the formal state ment I had promised, in view of the (Continued on page four.) DOCKED TAILS Bill Being Prepared to Show the Ac tion to be Unlawful Indianapolis, Ind., December 15. At the suggestion of Humane officer Frank Wilson, the Board of Public Safety has requested the city attor ney to draft a bill providing that it shall be unlawful to dock a horse or ship a docked horse into the State for the purpose of owning or selling it. The bill will also prohibit the clipping of horses between October 1 and April 1, unless in the opinion of a veterinarian the health of a. horse requires clipping. If this is necessary the horse must be blanket ed whenever it is exposed to the weather. Wilson also recommends that the agents of all humane societies have special police powers for the purpose of arresting the violaters of humane laws.