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Indianapolis Star, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1909, Indianapolis, IndianaThe Star thursday december 28, 1909. Latest news gathered by live correspondents Cov ering All parts of Indiana showing happenings of important nature in trend of one Day s events experts expected to report on contents of new Albany Man s stomach tomorrow. Wife is formally accused ill in jail she is charged with affidavit filed by police. New Albany ind., Pec. 22. Special mrs. Pearl Armstrong is now formally charged with the murder of her husband George Armstrong who died sunday night under circumstances that led to the belief that his death was due to Poison. The affidavit was filed today by capt. William Adams chief of police before judge John m. Parts in the City court. The physical condition of mrs. Arm Strong is such that her arraignment at this time is out of the question. Or. D. F. Davis her attending physician stated tonight that if no unfavourable symptoms develop she will be Able in two or three Days to be but the develop ment of any unfavourable symptom would in All probability delay the Legal proceed ing for a period of ten to fifteen Days. The condition of mrs. Armstrong has been such that it was feared that an operation would become necessary in which event the patient was to be removed from the county jail to St. Edward s Hospital but it in believed tonight that this will not be necessary. We Are not going to operate on the aah Lodr unless it is absolutely necessary to save her await stomach analysis. The investigation of the Coroner can not be completed until the analysis of the stomach of Armstrong which was sent to 1 he chemists at Indiana University is received. Or. Funk stated that he did not expect to receive the analysis until to Morrow. Or. Funk said the examination of the stomach that will be made by the chemists at the state University will be Complete and will show the traces of the different kinds of Poison that it is believed that the stomach contained at the time of death. It was the intention of the relatives of Armstrong to arrange today for the funeral but when application was made for a burial permit the City Board of health objected to interment of the body until the cause of death had been definitely ascertained and further Steps in the direction of the arrangements for the funeral were abandoned pending the investigation of the Coroner and the Secre tary of the Board of health. At work on analysis. Indiana University Che Lati May make report today . Dec. Robert b. Lyons head chemist of Indiana University who is making an exhaustive examination of the stomach of George Armstrong the new Albany Man who it is believed was murdered by his wife Pearl Armstrong reported tonight that it would require All of tomorrow and prob ably until tomorrow night to finish the work. or. Lyons in being assisted by or. Davis. The chemist declined to make any report of what been found in the examination thus far stating that they would make a Complete report when the work in finished. Confesses wrongdoing to ease his conscience former Kokomo Man converted writes from California telling of crimes and offering restitution. Kokomo ind., Deo. He has been converted and expressing the Hope that he will meet As Many Kokomo people in heaven As possible particularly those he has wronged in the past Pete Hostettler who attained state wide notoriety for his implications in a mob at various Kokomo citizens confessing a Long list of crimes. Hostettler describes the manner of thefts and other wrongs in detail and names confederates. He informed Nelson Hannah for one that it was he Hostettler who stole half of Hannah s wheat naming As an accomplice a Kokomo Man now in business. It so Falls out that the Long list of offences occurred so far Back As to protect the confederates from prosecution owing to the statute of limitation. Hostettler says his health is shattered and he wants to ease his conscience. He promises restitution if in his Power. Administrator s Sale valid. Purchaser of property must stand Chance of title being faulty. Newcastle ind., dec. A Man purchases at an administrator s and later finds that the title is not be gird accept it he is compelled to do so and the Sale is Bona ame vision handed Down by judge Jackson in the Henry circuit court today. Harvey Pierce As executor of the estate of Milton Allen offered for Sale a prop erty in Franklin a Small settlement near Hagerstown which de Beeson bid in and paid Down later Beeson declared the title was not Good ind declined to take the property. Pierce brought suit and judge Jackson holds that the Sale was made in Good Faith and that Beeson must accept it rules against Spir Fence. Newcastle judge declares Man must lower seven foot Barrier. Newcastle ind., dec. Bar Rier seven feet and one Inch High be tween two properties is a spite Fence and comes under the provisions of the Law regulating such according to a decision in the circuit court today by judge Jackson. The decision came in the Case of Wil Lis a Holmes Gal not Hiram b. Skid More. Sydmore erected a tight Board Fence he alleged he did so to avoid an objectionable View. Holmes brought suit to bite a nuisance and judge Jackson awarded Holmes damages and ordered ski Mote to Cut the Fence Down to a height of six feet the limit of the Law or else remove it entirely. Swbok headache Carters jul a Ujj town Dow pita Voo tit Hoath gab Wato Towb ushr. Eloping pastor and organist. Linton ind., dec. Is expected the Rev. E. O. Tilburn accused of the embezzlement of from a local Church will be tried Here Jan 10. Or. Til Burn who eloped with the Church organist miss Mary Smith was arrested tues Day in los Angeles Cal. The girl also will return to Indiana. Foretells Church unit pastor looks to one Creed Chicago minister at South Bend Bani pet declares sectarian ism is rapidly disappear ing in United states. South Bend ind., dec. Unity of All churches of this coun try both protestant and Catholic into the great Catholic Church of America la a possibility of the not Distant future according to or. John Balcom Shaw Pas Tor of the second presbyterian Church Chicago who spoke at the South Bend knife and Fork club s dinner tonight. The divine spoke on the United Church and reached his conclusions re Garding the body after presenting argue Menta tending to show that sectarianism is rapidly disappearing. Prays for Catholic Church. Or. Shaw stated he prays regularly from his pulpit for the roman Catholic Church a thing which no protestant congregation of a few years ago would have tolerated. Nothing is wrong with the tha speaker it has the faults that it has always had namely the world and the flesh but the great cry of what is wrong with the Church is altogether misleading. Church statistics show it has been growing greater rapidity than the population of the country has advanced and there never was a time when Jesus Christ was As interwoven with the life of a country As he is today in the United states.1 body Frozen in ice police face mystery Man who went on visit to Cincinnati Pound dead near Jeffersonville Money not taken. Jeffersonville ind., Deo. Mystery surrounds the death of Casper Broel 60 years old a Carpenter and builder of Louisville whose body was found Frozen in the ice of lick a Creek five Miles North of Here near Cementville this afternoon. Broel left Home last thursday to go to Cincinnati to visit relatives. He had when he left. In his pocketbook. Which was found fifty feet away from his body was in the Back of Broel s head was a deep Gash but the Skull was not fractured blood ajl Halce near him on the branches of an overhang Long tree and on the ground near by. In the pocket of his overcoat was a stained handkerchief. The overcoat undercoat and hat were found piled neatly on the ground some distance away. The Coroner was notified and has the body which will be sent to Broel s Homo tomorrow. When he left Cincinnati where he stayed while there How he happened to be in the Vicinity where found and How he met his death Are questions which Are puzzling the officers. Many mourn me Zollars. Hundreds of messages received at Home of it. Wayne Jurist. It. Wayne ind., Deo. Railroad attorneys from Many cities were present today at the funeral services held at the new scottish rite Cathedral for judge Allen Zollars. The interment at Lindenwood was private. The Sermon at the Cathedral try the Rev. J. F. Volcker. Pastor of the first Baptist Church of which judge Zollars was Long a member. Hundreds of Mes sages were received during the Day by the family from friends of the distinguished Jurist in All parts of the country. The members of the Allen county bar held an entire a morning at which judge Zollars was eulogized and resolutions in his memory were adopted. Want not pennies. Rural mall carriers instructed to direct patrons to Purchase postage. Kokomo ind., dec. E. A. Simmons Kokomo Frank Man ring Greentown and s. Sherwin Russia Volle have received the. Approval of the Post office department that Rural route nations be die cited to make different arrangements concerning the Purchase of Stamps. The custom is for patrons to leave pen Nies Loose in the mail boxes with the re sult that the carriers suffer from the cold often lose the Money and the de liveries Are delayed in extracting the coins. Patrons Are directed to either provide themselves with Money holding devices or else buy workmen find buried wine. Then Man of seventy five says he hid it when Only a boy Vincennes ind up. Excavating for an addition to a business Block unearthed two bottles filled with Fine wine. Today Louis Brocksmith 75 years old of Freeland Volle Dafne and claimed the wine on the ground that when to was a Small boy he surreptitiously obtained Tho wine and burled it where it was found by the workmen. Tho owner of the Block and Brocksmith compromised each Tak ing one bottle. At the time a Brooksmith burled the wine a hotel and Saloon stood on Tho site. Ohio navigation at end. Wharf Bare of shipping be cause of ice. Evansville ind dec. 22. Heavy running ice in the Ohio River today put a Complete end to navigation and Tho wharf Here is Bare of All shipping Tho last of the wharf boats having been removed to the Green River ice Harbor tonight. Boatmen Are looking for a Long and heavy Floe. Mind Blank 9 months Man has Odd experience Gary electrician forgets Home and friends but finally he memory called by wife. Gary ind., dec. Having been away from Gary for nine months during which time he says his mind was a Blank Walter w. Faust an electrical contractor of this City returned Home late tuesday night As mysteriously As he had disappeared. He was dressed in his working clothes having worked in Peoria 111., until noon and it required some time for his wife to recognize him. Not until she showed him their baby born soon after he disappeared and re called incidents of his life in this City did the memory of his life Here fully return. His mind cleared and he and mrs. Faust related their experiences during the nine months. Disappeared on March 12. Faust was a member of the firm of Burry Faust electrical contractors when he disappeared March 12. He had to several business friends with whom he had a drink. When he found himself again he say he was in St. Louis he through the West until he met a former College mate who Learned his Story and started him Back to his wife and family. Dreading to return for some unknown reason he worked at different electrical jobs until tuesday when it suddenly occurred to him that he must come to Gary. Va8. Queer phenom said he that kept me Drifting along dreading to return for a cause that i could not Faust is a Mason and the local order Effort to locate him contributing largely to the support of h s family during his absence. Indianapolis girl weds new yorker in miss Isabelle Brown Wallace and planer k. Ingalls principals in afternoon marriage. Spencer ind., dec. Local society event of the season was the wed Ding of miss Isabelle Brown Wallace daughter of Samuel l. Wallace of Indi Anapolis to Wisner Kinne Ingalls of Elmira n. T., in the methodist episcopal today. The Rev. E. W. Halpenny Indianapolis performed the ceremony assisted by the local pastor the Rev. W. R. Ashby. Miss Wallace has made her Home Here for More than a year living with her grandmother mrs. Cassander Brown. Or. Ingalls is connected with a farm journal published Here. Among the out of town guests were Ramuel l. Wallace or. And mrs. Ross Wallace or and mrs. Clint Wallace the Rev. And mrs. E. W. Halpenny or. And mis. Brandt c. Downey the misses Jean Mouat Miriam Marer Marie Weaver Sophia Kolb Tessie Root Grace Christian and or. Alfred Prange All of Indianapolis immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the Home of mrs. Goulbo Cochrane. The couple departed on an afternoon train for the Groom s Home in Elmira n. J. They will visit several Points in the East and after Jan. In will make their Home in Spencer. Train cuts boy to pieces. Lad meets death waiting for string of cars to pass Lebanon ind dec. 22.--Clifford Van Gorder 10 years old was struck by a Cut of cars tonight on the big four and in stantly killed. The lad was standing on the Side track waiting for a through freight to pass when a string of cars from a local freight that was switching on the Side track struck him. The boy s body was Cut to pieces. Hurled As engine blows up. Re Ahvelle Man Only slightly injured in explosion Rushville ind dec. Pop ton of new Salem this county had a narrow escape today when an engine he was running exploded. The Man was hurled Twenty feet through the air and suffered Only cuts and bruises and Burns. His eyesight May be impaired. Back broken lives Long. Anderson injury to spine three months. Rufus Cantrell to wed convicted of body stealing Pak Omed negro who can t return i o indianapom8, obtains mci5n8k in and son he has been Anderson ind Pec Rufus Canuelle of looted a Patolot prisoner from the Michigan Clov prison today applied at the county Cleill s office for a License to Many miss Huttie Patterson also coloured. It was i anted Cantrell was sent to the Northern prison twelve years ago from Indianapolis for robbing Graves in the notch part of Marion county and hauling thu Bod Ltd Indianapolis undertaker. Hla trial of the most spectacular of any Ever tried in Indiana three years ago Cantrell was paroled on the condition that he should never re turn to Indianapolis. A position was so cured for him As Stoker in the american steel and wire Mill Here and to is considered one of the most reliable Woik men in his department. He gave his age As 28 years held for arrested Eaily today on a charge of having broken into the residence of mrs. 1c. C. Snyder two Miles East of the City while the owner was absent in Florida and stealing a considerable Quantity of household goods Charles Comer was arraigned in the circuit court this after noon and entered a plea of guilty. was immediately sentenced to from two to fourteen years in the Michigan City Penitentiary. Admits gambling charge. Jacob Marks whose place was raided monday afternoon following the filing of an affidavit by William a. Doyle to Tho effect that he had lost in a poker game in the place pleaded guilty to run Ning a gambling House in the circuit court today. Judge Bagot withheld sen overheard conversation Case reporter who hid in cell reads conversation of woman accused of killing husband. Mankato minn., dec. Some sensational testimony was Given today in the trial of mrs. Grace Ledbetter who is charged with the murder of her husband who was a prosperous Farmer. Frank Smith has already been found guilty of participating in the murder Frank Franciscus a reporter who hid in Smith s cell in jail while Smith was talking to mrs. Ledbetter who was in an adjoining Coll read from stenographic notes the conversation which took place Between the couple. The conversation in substance was that mrs. Ledbetter promised Smith if he would say that Bill Garner Smith s chum killed Ledbetter. If we had buried him a Little deeper in the barn no one would have found to this mrs Ledbetter said then Smith said he would Tell the Gar Ner Story so that mis Ledbetter and himself could get out of it. Smith added that was a hell of a game mrs Ledbetter according to the wit Ness said if i had to do it Over again i would Burn him up in the stove during this conversation the witness said. Mrs. Ledbetter threw Candy into Smith s cell and they waved kisses at each other. O Connor sends More than Ireland leaves America declaring Mission has ended satisfactorily and Prophesy ing Liberal Victory. New York Doc. 22. My Mission Here has been very said t. P. O Connor m. P As of was sailing today on the Steamer Mauretania after several weeks spent in this country to collect funds for the promotion of the Irish parliamentary party s interests. Or. O Connor said that he had forwarded to Ireland and that other funds the collection of which he had arranged for were to follow him new. York s loan while Chicago Boston and Philadelphia had contributed substantial amounts and Many smaller cities had responded Liber ally. Grand rapids mich., for instance sending i feel vary that Tho liberals can win easily in a general lie said and such a Rise will help our mrs. Philip Snowden a woman suffragist who has been Here about five weeks waa another passenger on Tho Mauretania. She said if the liberals win in the Gen eral election women s suffrage will suf Fer a setback that would be self several years. Hord resigns at Manila. Internal Revenue collector to be succeeded by Ellis Crowell. Manila dec. S. Hord internal Revenue collector for Tho Philip Pines has resigned from that position to up Gage m Crowell will succeed him. Fio Osier Success As Colgate president Anderson Whittaker who suffered a broken Back As a result of falling Between two cars in on Alabama lumber Camp three months Ngo died this afternoon at St. John s Hospital. Booms new traction line. Richmond my be connected with new Castle by Richmond ind., per 22. The plan to build a traction line from Newcastle to Richmond by Way of Hagerstown is again taking form. An estimate of Cost has been prepared. John m. Lontz of Richmond is one of the promoters. Deaths in indians mks. Mary a. Spooky 78 years old died in plus Hville tuesday of paralysis. She in by two daughters mrs. Wilson and Charles f. Cotting Ham of . Mrs. Mary k. Mawhood a Well known resident of Richmond died wednesday. Miss Nellio and miss Eva Mawhood teachers Are 4 or. Elmer b. Bryan. Hamilton n. Y., dec. 101 mar a Hiya formerly head of Franklin College Indiana who last summer was elected president of Coign to University acco idling to in pith Lecel cd from Ham Ilton hns carried the St Donth by Itomi and has won the Confidence of his faculty and the respect of the in Trio Community. At a meeting of Tho Board of Tiu tees recently Thucie was author izod the immediate building of two Driml Torch and a commons whore Tho students Are to have their meals. This is the list Defi Nite work of expansion that has Boen developing since Bryan s arrival. Car rioters convicted carries prison sentence two men Haku at pm Nekton in connection with Drunken Bhawar form Quity of As Saltino of Bow. A Linckton ind., Doc. Map Aniess and Green heed were today found guilty by a jury in the circuit court on the charge of assault and Bat Tery with intent to kill. The conviction carries with it a sentence of from two to fourteen years in the state reformatory. Tho men Weie implicated in the riot aboard an interurban ear near county about two weeks ago when two trainmen Cyrus wit Tor and kills Hoy Motorman of it. Bianch were knocked from the car and terribly beaten. Three More in jail. There Are three More of the alleged rioters in Here awaiting trial. Melvln Bock 22 years old who was arrested in Pike county last night pleaded not guilty in cd cult court today to charges of assault and Battery with in tent and rioting. Since the riot the two roadhouse ult rated South of Here in the Edge of Van Horburg county which appeared to be the centers of disturbances Havo been closed on account of refusing to Well to them. The Evans Llla Southern Indiana tract Lon company does not anticipate any further trouble from Drunken rowdies and will not police their cars As was announced a few Days ago. Row May be fatal participant held following cutting of Man at election feud. Washington dec. As a re sult of the neighbourhood riot oat of Thea City saturday night growing out of the election of Road supervisors in which Sev eral persons received Nerious outs kept Gael with assault and Battery with intent to murder Timothy Brothers. It is said that Brothers can not live. Several More arrests will follow. Germany to accept stamp. Lifts ban against red Cross Christmas Token says ambassador. Washington dec. Letters Bear ing the red Cross Christmas Stamps will be accepted in Germany whether affixed to the face or Back of letters from this country according to the announcement of count von Bernstorff. German ambassador to the United Stales. Whon Ger Many recently ruled against accepting letters with red Cross Stamps on their face the National bed Cross society took he matter up with the German am Cassador and the latter tabled Berlin with the above Reault. The postal authorities of great Britain took similar favourable action several Days ago. Loses Job for tending bar. Chicago policeman discharged because he owns Saloon Chicago dec. Julius c. Zimmerman was discharged from the Chicago police Force today because he was a partner in a Saloon a few Days ago one of Zimmerman s Superior off Cera discovered him tending bar in his Saloon his uniform concealed under a White apron. Will be finished in 1912. Ini3he grand trunk Pacific announcement made by general manager. Ottawa Ontario dec. ,1. Chamberlain general manager of the grand trunk Pacific announces that Tho line will be completed and in operation from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1912. State news in Brief. Evans a prominent citizen was stricken with paralysis tuesday and is helpless. He May recover. P. Meredith Sling let has announced his candidacy for Republican county Heliman at Thea time there in no one in the flgjd__again8t him a Brower 63 years old died Hore tuesday As the re sult of a fall from a Trostle Brewer was a drummer boy in Tho civil War Phillips a wealthy resident of Bast Columbus went to Tho county jail Here tuesday for forty Elf it Days for violating tie Flash Law. Farm two Story Frame James Bra Ray Flo Miles North of hefa was burned wednesday. The fire started from a defer Alvo the loss in j2.000 f it icon of Hagerstown Ono of the Best known Mern heis of the Wayne county bar married wednesday Dora Martin also of Hagio town his childhood Swee Hoart Dami Ibyl suit of Goire carve against the Pennsylvania. Railroad company or personal in Urleb was Compo Monod in Tho Bartholomew cult court wednesday by the payment of narrow has made the announcement that he will Tidei a census of Tho City and a metropolitan census will to taken in Advance of that by the Rover Mont a Houk wan hopi ten cd from one to eight cars in the Jef Proon Vallui Pilson wednesday having entered it plea of guilty to the charge of larceny. Last Mummer he Bike into Tho residence of k h Thomas. We oms Shagy farm con Nihil no of 163 acres eight Miles North Cuit of the Ralty was sold at Public auction tuesday by order of the circuit court. The land was bought by too a junk dealer for 60 an acre it. The use of voting machines at the recent municipal election the Uty saved but Penn it that Tho elot Tion Cost 70, the primal leu Neces sary for the election Cost bring ing the total Cost up to 9d sooth ire in to plentiful on the lakes of Northern Indiana Liat them who be no by Terufie for High fates in 1910. Both Bend ire men admit that the a Ivett will be a record breaker and that it will be to fill All ice dumb to ovoid mowing hoi Tii ii Kim South bund nows Boyo of forty Acari ago. Now among the leading musings men of Tho Ity will in Hontol to South Bend of today at a ban Quet to be at the i y m c a on dec ?8 f Odom will Foo Laid for a Hundred first Lee put up in Wabush county win at when ice eight inches in thickness was harvested year there was no ice Cut in the county and for Fout years them has been none har be foist Christmas in Wabash Tho oos Ibn the big Koui hallway company Here paid mrs Mae Kuhron damages for the Del filth of hoi husband Harry s Kuhn Here a year ago Kutt was employed by the Shore company and a big four train backed in on a y and killed him Evans Villa Owen 18 yearn old who killed George line i1 Jears old Fiat Tii Dav night in a Over Tho anal Ltd of whisky handled in Saloon of Evans Volle was hold to the grand july without Bond wednesday after waiving hearing Vam Suaiso judge Tuthill. Late wednes Day Rifter nil the Oldi no had been Rolt cd in Tho Gary Saloon Lemoi Tiance announced that he would hear Tho argument it Michigan City tuesday More than fifty have been examined and Todt fled for the or Loon keepers in Tho lust two Soith Winnd to unit Railroad will be forced to Cerine open nylons of its to kilns on division Street if plans proposed by Tui common Council me of Avail if an ordinance is ado try at next monday night i meeting Ltd provisions will Lopeno the company s i Anelse anal Force it to its tracks from Tho Street crop wednesday Hoke Nobuko Tess Fuller 20 years old i resident of ton Miles West of this to was appointed sheriff this afternoon by the county commissioners. will full vacancy caused by Tho removal by nov 01 nor mention of Frank b. Davis. take Homie a bottle of Borneo in Ion

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