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ST. LOUIS, MO.. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27. 1900.
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ACCUSED OF BURGLARY
WHILE A "TRUSTY."
1V1I1N10 1 Cl V.-1N DLHll
IN DIVORCE COURT.
The Reverend C. H. Patton
Hears Evidence With
Judge With row.
Frank Wediey, Negro Ex-Convict, Suspected
of Committing Crimes While Serving
a Workhouse Sentence.
STUDYING THE SUBJECT
Thinks the Court Was Justi
fied in Granting Decrees
in the Cases.
Judgn and minister sat side by ride on
the bench in Chcuit Court No. 3 yesterday
afternoon during tho trial of divorce
cases. Tho Judge was Jnmes K. Withrow,
iv ho was attending to his Judicial duties. J
nnd tho minister was the Reverend Corne
lius H. Patton of No. 3707 Westminster
place, pastor of tho First Congregational
Church, who -went to the courtroom to see
end hear for himself how and on what
.prounds divorces aro granted in the State
The Reverend Mr. Patton, like others of
his calling, has devoted much thought to
the divorce evil, which, ho says. Is having
an insidious effect en the mandates of th
Scriptures, which teach that one causa only
la sufficient for divorce. The divorco evil,
Doctor Patton says. Is as baneful as a
plague and mora to bo feared because no
remedy has been found to stop Its spread.
At a recent church meeting "Divorce and
Divorco Laws In This and Other States"
was tho subject of discussion. Judge With
row was Invited to attend and address the
congregation on the subject, but the press
of business prevented him from being pres
ent Judge Withrow then Invited tho min
ister to come and sit with him on the bench
bo that he might determine from his own
observations the justness of the disposition
made of tho cases and Jho decisions ground
out by the ""' operated by the laws or the
WAKTED TO FIMJ
OCT FOR HIMSELEV
The Reverend Mr. Patton. desirous or
learning something of divorco proceedings
other than tho information to be gleaned
from books and newspapers, accepted Judge
Wlthrow'a Invitation and attended court
yesterday, the banner day of the year for
the trial of divorce suits in the Circuit
courts, more than 100 being heard.
Mr, Patton said last night that he did not
so to the court to get mntrnlnl for a ser
mon on the subject of divorce, but to hear
jwhat grounds were deemed Just and suf
ficient causes for breaking tho marital
"I only heard a few cases," said Doctor
Patton, "and have not given the matter any
mature thought, consequently I am not In
e position to discuss the matter. I have
always been of the opinion that divorces
prere too easily procured In most of the
folates and that tho grounds on which
thev were granted were seldom sufficient to
"SoaUfr ttrora. Trio Bible tpaanesthat fcutw
vita cause jusuaes oivoto sua iae laws ui.
' Missouri cite eleven causes for divorce.
'.From what I beard in Judge Wlthrow's
court, I believe that the divorces were
granted on sufficient grounds. It would cer
tainly have been very unpleasant, to cay the
least, for those men and women to continue
TO KEEP OPEN HOUSE
FOR WORLD'S FAIR.
Headquarters for Friends of the Enterprise Will Be Opened
To-morrow Committees of Business Men to Be Con
stantly on Hand to Answer Questions.
The new World'a Fair headquarters in
the Carloton building, Sixth end Olive
Streets, will be opened to-morrow with a
general reception, to which every one in
terested in the great enterprise will be
All arrangements, euch as furnishing and
ecoraOng, will be completed to-day, and
(when the doors are thrown open everything
vill be In readiness to at once begin the
vork for which the volunteer headquarters
A committee consisting of Breckinridge
Jones. August Gehner, Jonathan Rice and
C Marquard Forstcr, will be In charge
pf the headquarters the first day. These
gentlemen will form the receiving party at
the opening reception, and will dovoto
themselves entirely to giving information,
-attending to bulletin ECrvice and receiving
- On each succeeding day a detail of four
prominent World's Fair workers will be
assigned to headquarters to perform re
ception duty. The details will be selected
from the volunteers at'tho recent meeting
of the Committee of Two Hundred, and will
be changed every day. Beside these de
tails, a special Headquarters Committee
hRS been appointed, consisting of S. M.
Kennard, D. R. Francis. Pierro Chouteau,
William H. Thompson and C. H. Huttig.
These gentlemen will spend several hours
daily at the headquarters.
After tho formal opening the headquarters
will be used as a rendezvous for members
of the various committees, unattached
workers and persons generally who are In
terested In tho World's Fair. It is pro
posed to call to headquarters tho volun
GERMANY WILL GIVE WAY.
Believed She Will !Not Insist ou
Prince Tuan's Execution.
SPECIAL BT CABLB.
Berlin, Monday, Nor. 2$. (Copyright,
1900, by the New York Herald Company.)
Tho Foreign Office refuses to give any in
formation about tho latest note from the
iTJnlted States Government.
It was said, however, that tho German
Government regards the execution of Prince
Tuan as merely a question of expediency.
This confirms jfiic view taken of the Govern
ment's policy namely, that Germany Is in
clined to give way on this question.
In regard to the wltdrawal of the Rus
sians, it was declared that tho Government
has been cognizant of tho plan for some
time. The important point Is that Russia
remains in the concert, of which she will
also give proof, from a military point of
-view, by leaving detachments of troops at
Pekin, Tien-Tsln and Taku.
The remaining" international troops aro
strong enough" to maintain the occupation,
as there is no longer any necessity tor mil
itary operations on a large scale.
Tho Ministers have, in'the meantime, con
cluded their deliberations and tho lcsult
has been submitted for approal to tho Pow
ers. It Is possible that certain Governments
will ask that changes be made. In any enre
the ilnal decMon of tho Powers must u- i
revocablc. Somp-ttme will piolmbly pisj
before complete accord is reached.
TUB REV. CORNELIUS H. PATTON.
Pastor of the First Congregational Church,
who sat on the bench with Judge Wlthrow
during tho trial of divorco cases In Division
No. 3 of the Circuit Court yesterday.
living together if tho allegations thoy made
against each other were true."
some: ov the
casks ox trial.
Among the suits which went over until
to-day to be tried was that of Emma R.
Silva ogalnst Louis J. Sllva. It is in
Judgo Wlthrow's court. Mm. Silva
charges failure to support and Indignities.
The couple were married May SO, 1SS3, and
separated July 11, 1S95. She ask3 for tha
custody of their three children.
Mary A. Blxby obtained a decree of di
vorce from Frederick F. Blxby from Judge
Withrow and was awarded $3,500 alimony in
gross. Tho couplo married at San Fran
cisco, CaL, August 12, 1SSS, and separated
August 15, 1S99. She charges desertion. The
case was not contested.
A divorce was granted by Judge Withrow
In the case of Frederick W. Blrchett
against Mary E. Blrchett. They were
married October 23, 1S75, at Aberdeen, Miss.,
and lived together until July 31. 1S92. He
charged that she declined to treat him nt
his home In any oilier way except as that
of a boarder.
Pearl K. Tarbet was divorced from Rolla
Wagner Tarbet by Judge Withrow. She
stated that she was married July 29, 1SS9.
and that her husband left her August 9
following. She said that they went on a
visit to West Wheeling, O.. where his
parents lived, and that her husband left
her without telling her where he was go
ing. Clara Schumacher obtained a divorce from
Car Schumacher from Judge Zachritz.
She was awarded the custody of her child,
$500 alimony and the restoration of her
maiden name, Relnholdt.
Judge Klein was the recipient of a letter
from Mary Drestc, who was a defendant
In a divorce suit In his court. She told
the Court to give her husband a divorce,
with her consent, and accept her. .thanks..
The'decree was granted.
Delia Krepps, who charged that her hus
band. Maffett Krepps. treated her cruellyt
Lonora M. Towso, who charged deser
tion, and Aiigelo Rosso, whose mother-in-law
was a witness in his behalf, also ob
tained divorces. In the other cases most
of the applicants were women.
teers, the chairmen of collection commit
tees, with other workers, and to Insist on
Immediate reports and definite conclusions
of work on lists.
Heads of committees and "World's Fair
workers generally believe that great good
will result from the volunteer headquarters
scheme. Many wealthy citizens who have
not yet been canvassed will bo given an
opportunity to subscribe. Workers -nlll
have a place to meet at all hours of the
day for consultation and advice. One of the
most important features of the icheme is
tha system of bulletins, upon which each
day's results will bo tabulated.
Tha office of Secretary Cox will continue
in the Mercantile Club building as hereto
fore and tho clerical force under him will
remain there. The opening of the Carelton
building headquarters Is In addition to the
existing arrangements, and will not In an
way interfere with the group chalimen or
the existing plan of canv.-issslng. The use
of the rooms in the Carleton building hag
been donated entirely free of charge.
A delegation consisting of Former Gov
ernor D. R. Francis. E. S. Lewis R. .1.
Strauss. J. R. Curlee. James J. Coyie nnd J
J. A. singer, will Ivave St. Louis on De
cember 2, to attend the Southern Industrial
Congress, to be held In New Orleans fiom
December 4 to 9. Tho delegation will do
missionary work for the Louisiana Pur
chao Exposition and the proposed deep
water way to St. Louis. It will take 1,0W
World's Fair badges, thousands of buttons
and endless advertising matter. The mom
hers will lose no opportunity to bring the
Fair before the convention and the people
generally thioughout that section of tho
UPRISING IN JUBALAND.
Four Thousand Well-Armed Na
tives on the Warpath.
Zanzibar. Nov. K. The Somalia have
risen in Jubaland. a Province of British
East Africa. About 4.000 well-armed men
aro on the warpath. Subcommissloner Jen
ner, who has been on a tour inland with a
small force, is said to have been attacked.
Re-enforcements from Mombaza have been
sent to Kismayn.
JCXXKlfS .MURDER COXF1RMKD.
London. Nov. M. It was officially con
firmed to-day that Subcommissloner Jenuer
was murdered, about November 13, during a
night attack made on his camp by pro
fessedly friendly natives.
French Forces Reported Engaged
South of rao-Ting-Fti.
Beilin, Nov. 2C A dispatch received hero
from Field Marshal Count von Waldersee,
dated November 21, says Colonel Mucclen
fel's expedition lias hoisted the German flag
over the great wall, which was re-iched
November a. by way" of lley-Ling-Cheng,
after u difficult mountain march.
Tho rtlp.itch adds that the French have
had a st.vejo light with Botcrs thirty kilo
metcis south uf Pao-Tlhg-i'u.
PHILLIPS MADE CORN PIT
RECOGNIZE HIM AS MASTER.
Forced the Price Up to Fifty Cents, sold
: 300,000 Bushels Then Bought Again
to Hold It lip.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 2C November corn
started on a rocket ascension to-day, the
scared "shorts" breaking Into tho pit In the
morning and touching the fuse. Tho howl
ing was demoninc.il. Young Mr. Phillips
put an end to the soaring when SO cents was
reached. He began to unload and pulled
the price down at onco to 49'A cents.
All tho morning the little Corn King
watched the ebb and flow of the battle.
Whenever tho "shorts" howled up tho price
in the face of unresponsive takers he made
that quick Jerk of tho hand and display of
the flnger3 that means "I take," and let out
Turned From Seller to Ilnyrr.
Some of the dealers thought that ho was
In straits and was running to wind up his
string. They Jumped on the market and tried
to sell corn at 471c. Phillips turned in
stantly from seller to buyer, from bear tu
bull, and snapped up every man who was
offering to shade the price that lie was
The decline slopped at once. Pliilllpx
showed to the com pit, that he njs ts
master: that he could ic-gul.-ite it nt will.
The fellows who tried to get some of tne
corn king's money, in tho delusion thnt he
vas weakening, are now wondering where
they will get off on Friday. The closing
price was 49 cents a reaction due In Phll
llt s's buying.
The Arms -who are reputed to lie at tiic
mercy of Phillips have given no stai of ex
treme worry. They have not shown their
hands In tlw pit, but they are watching af
Talk of Special Trnlua if Corn.
Theie is still fome talk of special tralns
coming with corn enough to make good the
obligations to Phillips. To the outtidcr
LASHED IN RIGGING
OF WRECKED VESSEL.
Schooner's Crew in Perilous J'osi-
tion With Water Too Rough
for Aid to Reach Them.
KingstVllle, Ontaiio, Nov. 23. An un
known schooner is sunk on tile middle
ground off Point Pelee and the sailors are
lashed In the rigging, for the masts are
above the water.
Since Sunday morning the tu? Home
Rule, from Amheistburg, has been trying
to rescue the men, but there is .such a
high sea running that her efforts hnvc been
fruitless. Jt Is feared that the men will
die from exposure before aid can reach
The Home Rule came in here this evening
and the crew went to the llfesavinir sta
tion at the end of Point Pelee to get the
Captain Hackett informed them that the
boat had not been in tho water for thr'ie
years and would not float. The Homo Rule
draws too much water to go near the mid
dle ground In the heavy sea that is running
on Lake Krlo to-night. She will stay here
this evening and lea-e In time to get to
the wrecked schooner by daylight, when an
other effort will be mude to save the crew.
Tho schooner Reuben Doud 'is also on the
middle ground, but nothing is known of
her condition. About fifty boats were an
chored west of Point Peleo to-day. Since
the wind has gone to the northwest a num
ber of them have gone out. . ,
'TJTP T1SX THE AIR."
there is no sign of this predicted movement.
Advices f lorn tho corn belt are that corn
is damp and under grade. Very little of
the new crop has been taken from the husk.
The rains of the last two weeks have
stopped outdoor operations.
The excited market was the unmistakable
admission of tho corn trade that Phillips
has a "cinch" on his corner.
Phillips's conduct to-day won him great
praise. He parted with 300,000 bushels,
about one-tenth of his holdings. He bought
when the bears tried to drug him off his
pedestal. Ho made J30.000.
To Keep Price Xciir Fifty Cent.
Apparently he is going to keep the settling
price around CO cent. If the shorts ale med
itating a coup on the last day they may
wake up to find that Phillips has closed out
his line. He claims now that he cannot b
tnuoezed. whatever may happen. As long
as he keeps on selling morn than he bu.s
and holds down the market to 50 cents' he l
too nimble to be crowded oft the market
with his corner.
Other speculators have been broken by
buying at a big price In order to hold up the
market and playing out their funds on mar
gin". SraieriiH I AIiIIiik Phillips.
George A. Seavrus Is giving aid to Phil
lips. Some think the elevator man Is hack
ing his former employe In the trade. At
any rate, the drying and cleaning house of
SeJvcin. which. In the past, has been able
to turn out contract corn with great ra
pidity in times of stress, has not added a
bushel to the supply since the Phillips cor
ner has developed.
Mr. Sejverns's Inactivity Is not accredited
to pine benevolence.
To-day's price of corn Is the highest since
REACH NEW YORK.
Commissary General of Transvaal
Army and Commandant
Snyman Among Them.
New York, Ncv. 26. Among the passen
gers who arrived to-day on board the
steamer Statendam from Rotterdam wcro
five refugees from the South African Re
publics. Tliry are S. Pearson, Commissary
General of the Transvaal Army; Comman
dant W. Snyman of tho Orange Free Stale;
II. Snyman. Jr., O. Licbenberg and Her
cules D. Vnljoen of Snyman's commando.
Pearson says that his party was chased
over the border into Portuguese territory.
They made their way to the coast and
thence by steamer to Europe. Pearson says
he has never been out of South Africa be
fore and docs not know a single person in
the wprld outside of South Africa.
Commissary General Pearson brought tid
ings that President Krugor would probably
soon seek refuge and a permanent home in
"President Kruger will leave Paris very
soon, I believe." said General Pearson, "and
come to America. 'where, with his wife, he
will make a home until such lime as our
arms have triumphed and he can return to
the South African Republic to take up
again his office us chief executive of the
LI HUNG CHANG IS ILL
Shanghai Dispatch Reports His
Condition as Serious.
London, Nov. 27. Li Hung Chang, accord
ing to the Shanghai correspondent of tho
J Morning Post, is seriously ill and hits tele
grahped for his adopted sou, Li Ching Fang.
For Mlxnonrl Fnlr Tufily
"IVertiiodny: oontlierly vrlnilM.
For llUuoU Flr Tuesday; warmer
In northwent portion. Wednesday,
fair; winds becoming; freah southerly.
For Arkansas Fair Tuesday and
Wednesday; southerly winds.
1. To Keep Open House for World's Fair.
Phillips Master of the Corn Tit.
Two Hundred Reported Killed in Wreck.
Minister on Bench in Divorce Court.
2. Efforts to Tie Up Castellnne Income.
New Routes for South Side Cars.
3. Soldier Would Soil Philippine Islands.
Temperance Wave in Kansa.
Women Question Among Musicians.
Opening of Apollo Club's Seventh Sea-on
The Hor?e Was Doctored.
Knives Used In Fierce Duel.
Ranchmen Predict Fight With Indians.
4. Race-Track Results.
Z. To Wed the- Man Who Saved Her Life.
Report of Nav.tl Secretary Lonjf.
Manual Defeats Smith.
C. Address on Municipal Refoim.
President to Fix Size of the Anny.
City News In Brier.
7. Events in Society.
M. E. Church Appointment.
Sent Subpoenas to Prominent Men.
Hoyt Disinherited Relatives.
Will Oppoe Ship Subsidy Bill.
The Stage. -
5. Reed toTiy His. Hand nt Lobbying.
United States to Hold Isle of Pines.
M. Republic Want Advertisements.
Recotd of Births, Marriages, Deathc.
11. Republic Want Advertisements.
Hypnotist Offers to Control Jury.
12. Grain and Produce.
13. Financial News.
14. Leap From Buggy Cost Ills Life.
Wyoming Sewer a Menace to Health.
Zimmerman to Pay Manchester's Debts.
HEAVY STORM DAMAGE IN OHIO.
Sleet, Hail and Snow Plav Havoc
Columbus, O., Nov. 26. Rain, which con
tinued all day Sunday, turned into sleet
and hall about midnight, and toward morn
ing into a heavy, wet enow. There were
high winds during a part of the time, and
aB a result wires of all sorts were generally
demoralized this morning.
Columbus was nearly cut off from the
world, the Western Union having 100 wires
down and the Postal being proportionately
The telegraph companies had trouble both
East am West, though the greater amount
was with the Easiern wires. Locally there
were probably 200 telephone wires down.
Street cars were Interfered with nnl
through trains were from one to two or
more hours late.
The damage done throughout the State
will amount to thousands of dollars. At
Cambridge several buildings were blown
down. At Batavla Mlsa Anna Hurd was
drowned while driving Into a stream where
a bridge had washed out.
Tho Ohio River and Southern Ohio streams
aro rising rapidly.
COMMISSIONER WILSON BETTER
His Physicians Announce a Slight
Washington. Nov. 26. After a consultation
of physicians this morning it was. announced
that the condition of Commissioner Wilson
of the Internal Revenue Bureau showed a
distil iiuyiu w . ..
Police Took Him Into Custody as He Was Leaving a SalooS
at S:30 O'Clock at Night Startling Laxity
in Control of Prisoners.
An evidence of .startling laxity In the con
trol of criminals who arc serving terms in
the Workhouse developed yesterday in the
case of Frank Wediey, negro and ex-convict,
who was arrested as he was emerging
from a "aloon at No. 1101 South Broadway
at 8:30 o'clock Sunday night on suspicion of
having perpetrated some of the numerous
burglaries of recent occurrence In South St.
Louis and particularly the one at the home
of Mrs. Mary Dawes. No. 41U California
avenue, on November 11.
Wcdlcy I3 now under sentence of a year
In the Workhouse.
Despite the fact that it Is presumed that
ho Is serving his term. Chief Desmond and
the Second District police think that he
has been committing burglaries In the
neighborhood of the Workhouse in the last
Patrolmen declare that they have seen
him prowling about the district after dark.
On a description furnished by Fred Colen
of No. 4120 California avenue, who saw a
negro leaving Mrs. Dawes's house on the
evening of the burglary. Special Officers
Prcndergast and Sherman arrested Wediey.
Colen pirtlally Identified the prisoner,
who at first Insisted that he lived at No.
1320 South Newstead avenue, but finally ad
mitted to Lieutenant Stack that he wa a
Investigation proved that thl3 last state-
ment was correct.
When Superintendent Conrad Kempt was
asked how it happened that he allowed such
a dangerous character to roam at will
through the city after dark he declared that
the "trusties" were required to return to
the Workhouse at S o'clock.
Wediey was taken into custody at S:C0
WORE OVERCOAT TO
HIDE COSVICT GARII.
"Trusties" are required to wear the garb
of Workhouse prisoners when absent from
the institution. When Wediey was arrest
ed he wore a dark overcoat, which effectu
ally concealed the fact that he was a Work
Chief Desmond sweated Wediey, but, as
TWO HUNDRED REPORTED
KILLED' IN TRAIN WRECK.
Contradictory Dispatches From West Virginia Wires at the
Scene Down and Confirmation Unobtainable.
It was reported last night that a Chesapeake anil Ohio passeoger train bad
pluugeU Into the Greenbrier Itlver near Hinton. AV. Va., and that 200 persona,
all ou the train, were killed.
Wires were down on both sides or the point where the wreck Is said to
have occurred, and confirmation of the report could nor be-obtained last night.
Railroad men discredit the story and say that it probably had its origin la
a landslide at "White Sulphur Springs.
Storms were reported yesterday from the lake region and throughout Ohio,
Virginia and "West Virginia. All streams In the latter State are swollen and In th
Gunyandotte Valley two bridges were earried away.
The iirst report of the train disaster said that a biidge, weakened by th
flood, had given way under the train, but another story says the engine jumped
fhe track nnd carried the coaches with it into the river.
Ex-Governor MacCorkle and Auditor-elect Schoor of. West Virginia, a dla
pateh says, were on the train.
Parkersburg, W. Va., Nov. W. The mot
disastrous wreck since the terrible calamity
of Ashtabula, years ago. Is reported from
The report i- that train No. 1, a fast west
bound flyer. Jumped the track about a mile
east of Hinton and plunged into the Gre?n
The train consi;.ted of seven coaches, bag
gage car, express car, engine and tend?r,
and it is the report that all of It went Into
tho river. The water Is fifteen feet deep at
that point, and after Its terrible plunge
there was nothing above the surface of the
stream to indicate the awful wreck hidden
A conservative estimate places 1W aboard
the train. It was one of the Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad's fast trains West and
carried a large list of through passengers
from Washington and the East.
Among the people known to hnve been
on the train are ex-Governor William A.
MacCorkle, Honorable Arnold G. Schorr.
Auditor elect, and Honorable Aler McVey
Miller, a member of the State Asylum
Wires arc down in all direction" and
neither telegraphic or telephonic communi
cation could be gotten with either Hinton,
Charleston or Huntington.
A brief word to the Huntington offices
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad at
Huntington, over the railroad company's
wires brought the answer from one of the
operators that there had been no wreck,
but this Is not believed.
Honorable W. II. H. Toler. a former
member of the State Legislature, and now
a member of the State Hospital Board, ar
rived here to-day over the Ohio River Rail
road from Point Pleasant. Mr. ToIer'
home Is at East Bank, Kanawha County.
He left home yesterday evening for
Charleston, where he was to meet Honor
able Alex McVey Miller of Lewlsburg, an
other member of the board, and with lilm
travel to Weston to attend a meeting of
Mr. Toler waited In Charleston for the
train bearing Miller to arrive, but it hail
not gotten in at 7 o'clock, when he left for
Parkersburg. He made inquiry at the ho
tel, and later went to the telegraph office,
where he was informed that the train,
which wa9 due at Charleston at 3 a. m.
and at Hinton two hours earlier, had
.plunged Into the Greenbrier River.
There was' great excitement In Charles
ton over the wreck and persons acquainted
with the movements of ex-Governor Mac
Corkle and Auditor-elect Schorr'gave him
the information that they were on the train
and werg ifpantaj k tVStt " (Soslssioa
Colon's evidence was hardly sufficient td
procure the issuance of a warrant, the pris
oner was returned to the Workhouse. While
he i serving or enjoying the balance of
his term tho Police Department will en
deavor to connect him with some of the
crimes which the Chiefs believe he has been
connected with whllo a "prisoner" in the
Chiefs Desmond and Pickcl said last night
that Wediey was one of the worst charac
teis that the local department has to deal
with. He lias been arrested time and again
on charges of burglary and highway rob
bery. He has served two terms for bur
glar", and hi" picture has a prominent po
sition in tho rogues' gallery.
On March 17, 1S3S. he was arrested on a
burglary charge; on May IS, 1S3S, he was
again arrested, this time on a charge of
highway robbery. In both cases he man
aged to escape severe punishment. On
August 15. 1SSS. he was caught after he had
ransacked the home of William W. Gale
at No. 333 North Spring avenue. H? gave
bond and skipped the town. Later he
was arrested at Cleveland, O.. and returned
to this city. The Grand Jury Indicted hlrtt
nnd he pleaded guilty to petit larceny and
took a year's sentence In the Workhouse.
Soon after he was released he was again
arrested on a charge of burglary and was
again allowed to plead guilty to petit lar
ceny and take a year in the Workhouse.
Thi last sentence is the one he Is now
Wcilley Is said to have good friends among
Republican politicians, and the treatment
which has been extended him at the Work
house would seem to prove this. In one In
stance when he was sentenced to the Work
house two years ago he was released '
through Mayor Zlegenhcin's remit machine.
Chief Desmond paid last night that Wed
iey was inclined to be a "swell" negro and
that he was all the more dangerous becauia
of his apparent ability to obtain 'favors at"
the hands of city officials. A determined
effort will be made to get evidence agalnat
him before he Is released.
ou that train, lie had the appointment t
meet Mr. Miller, who was to come In on tha
Owing to the storm all wires are down
and no town within reach of the ecene of
the accident can be gotten. The Western
Union and Postal Telegraph companies
hnve iio wires standing that can reach
either Hinton, Charleston or Huntingdon.
The long-distance telephone wires are also
down and thero Is no means of securing;
any further information at this hour.
MENIAL FROM HIXTOX.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Hinton. W. Va., Nov. S3. There have been
various reports to-night about bridgea on
the Chesapeake and Ohio being washed out
and trains running Into the river, with all
aboard lott. There I nothing- In any of
these reports. All the trains are accounted
for, either at Anderson or White. Sulphur
Spring?, and the passengers on the delayed ,
trains aro being entertained at tha hotels'
In the best possible manner.
While none of the bridges are washed
out, yet the road has suffered much damage
for a distance of about thirty miles', in em
bankments be'ns washed out and In land
slides, the most serious being? the landslide
near one of the Greenbrier River brlds, -not
far from White Sulphur Springs. '
The company will have construction crews.
here both from the east and the west to
morrow, and it Is expected that trains will
run through to-morrow night as usual., al
though there will be transfers' during- an
other day. The railroad Is not the only suf
ferer in this district. The floods have dono
great damase In this city and in surround- -ing
town, and to the lumber trade every
where as well as to the crops.
SCHOONER ADVANCE WRECKED.
Nothing Known as to the Fate ti
Her Crew of Five. " .
Portsmouth. N. II., Nov. 26. The battered
hulk of what was the St. John schooner
Advance was washed ashore on Waltis
Sands this afternoon with no. signs of life
aboard. Whether her crew of four or' flva
men have been taken off by a pasisng ves
sel or havo been drowned can only He
conjectured." There is a chance that they
may have -reached the Isle of Shoals, , -eight
miles to the eastward.
The schooner Is a complete -wreck. Bhs
was sighted at dawn and the Wallls Sands'
llfesavcrs waited over six hours for her to
strike the beach and when she did the sea.
was so heavy that the surfboat could not
Just before dark they managed to hoard
her. in their surfboat, but there waa little
to reward them for their efforts, for the
schooner was beyond ell hope of evtaa.
The Avance sailed from St. John. Kesr
Brunswick, early in the month, bound for
Boston, with a cargo of -ale-wives and
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