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Admits the Robbery of the Rail road Company. 0 AN ORGANIZED GANG Is Now a Certainty and the Police are After Thcm. From Wednesday's Daily In the Review on Monday, there was an article in regard to the men arrested on Sunday at St. Marys, bv Captain Jim Mehen ot the Ohio River Railroad detective force. It was believed at the time and the matter was mentioned that the men arrested, McKnight, Davis and Gear were a part of an organ 'zed gang which has been pillaging along the river for some time and have been making a mark of Sis tersville. The outlook now is that the gang is a very large one and is organized as a sort of a stock com pany. Thev pillage the different towns aloDg the river, hide the stolen goods in the willows along the shore and then send word back to the rest of the gang telling where they are. The goods are then shipped to some of the cities where they are disposed of. There are still some robberies occurring along the river, notably the robbery of the Glenville postoffice. The hearing of the three men arrested by Captain Meighen, who were taken to New Martinsville, was set for yesterday. McKnight and Gear waived an examination, and will be held for court. John Davis, who is of Mar tin's Ferry, made a written confes sion, in which he detailed the rob beries at Proctor and Baersville, on the night of September 13th, giving valuable information as to the methods pursued. At Proctor four sacks of flour, two cases of shoes shipped by the McCoy Shoe company, of Wheeling and other property was taken and then the gang went to Barnesville by skiff and raided the wharfboat there, obtaining a large amount. of goods. The trio will be held and meanwhile the most energetic measures will be taken to round up more of the crowd. Their stealing has become so general and so many people along the river have suffered that the matter is uo longer to be tolerated. In this section engines have been raided and disabled lor the sake of the brass bearings, railroad brasses have been stolen, much property of that nature is missing from this city and vicinity and stores, post fices railroad stations, wTharf boats and private houses have been looted until there is a general demand that an end be made of the gang. The Ohio side has suffered equally with the towns and stations in West Virginia, and even the tradi tional red hot stove was not safe. That the gang is an extensive one is very apparent. It is also apparent that the fence for the dis posal of the stolen goods is in Wheeling or Bellaire, perhaps in both places. As a matter of fact stolen goods are known to be in Wheeling at this moment and some of them will be unearthed today. That goods have been disposed of in Bellaire is also known. The op erations of the gang have extended over about one hundred miles along the river and the members have become so bold that they do not hesitate to operate right under the noses of the authorities. Large amounts of stolen property have been hidden on islands along the river, and buried in the banks of small creeks, while other goods have been disposed of through reli able agents in the larger towns. Several of the gang are known to have done time, both in this State and Ohio, and when they are final ly rounded up some salty doses will be meted out. The active mem bers of the gang are pretty well known, but there are a number of 4 'quiet people" who set up the jobs and dispose of the goods, who are wanted, and these folks are liable $ . r .y, to hear something drop in pretty short order. The work lately done by Captain Meighen, in this case, reads like a chapter out of a dime novel. His Middle Island arrests were particu larly creditable, as he tackled a gang of four men, practically single handed, grabbed two of them, and then went after and secured a third, while a fourth escaped. All of the prisoners were armed, and all threw their revolvers into the river or creek, two of them after they had been shackled. Meighen has secured a large amount of sto len property, but very much more remains to be recovered. There is good reason to believe, however, that another twenty -four hours will bring some of the booty to light. PIPE LIKE OFFICE Will be Moved Into the Sew Quarters in the Wells Bnilding Soon. In a week or ten days the Eureka Pipe Line Co.'s offices, the office of the Joseph Seep Purchasing Agency, and ot the Mountain State Gas. Co., will be moved from where they have been ^n the rear of 712 Wells street, for about a year to their new home in the recently completed Wells block, No. 710 Wells street. The new offices are now ready for occupancy but on account of the new furniture which has been ordered from Marietta, not having arrived, the removal will be delayed for a short time. The new offices of these com panies which will be combined will be very fine ones. There is a suit of five or six rooms, the front ones of which will be [occupied by dis trict Foreman McVey, of the Pipe Line company, and the telegraph department as well, perhaps as the Seep Purchasing Agency. In the next room there will be the Moun tain State Gas company and the general office. In the extreme rear the Moun tain State Gas company's work room and shop will be located. The new offices are magnificantly ar ranged and th^ pipe line people will have the swelled place in the city when they have had the new quarters finished and are occupying: them. Just In Time. A butcher's lad went to deliver some meat at a certain house in Newcastle where a fierce dog is kept. Tho lad en tered tho back yard, and as soon as the dog saw him he pinned him against the wall. In a short time the mistress of the house ran out and drove the animal awav. "Has he bitten you?" she asked. "Noa," said the lad, ";ia kept him off by giving him your suet, an ye just oam' in time to save the beef." ? Lon don Fun. "In Hoc" Defined. Mr. de Amor (exhibiting his Knight Templar charm) ? I-n h-o-c. Can you tell me, Ethel, what that means Ethel (his love's little sister) ? Yeth, thir. Ith where your watch ith. ? Jewelers' Weekly. DESCENT OF LOVE. Hath man e'er had experience like this (For poets sing a love which children mock, . And bliss of love therein is laughing stock. Their silly words make creed for comrnoa men ) ? Our life had long been dreamy holiday Till when one even on the bleak highway, I told her that I loved her, and sh? letu Her soul upon my lips, and thus v'e ptnid Bereft of earth, and then? oh, stricige!? we fled Down the bleak highway till the place's fear Hail closed his wings and left from following. So herfc, within sound of her sweet singing, This summer's day I fathom that dread time And liken it? how up some desert peak Sublime went ancient men and heard God speak And won his law. But once they went, no more! Yea. though God's dreams ran burning in their brnin, They hurried to the ways of humble men, Nor prayed of him to visit them again! ?A. Boyd Scott in Black and Whit?. A Legless Pitcher. Herbert Van Cleef, a young man who, from early childhood has been interest ed in sports, on May 22 pitched a game of baseball at Trenton that has aroused considerable interest. The interest at tached to this particular game is be cause Van Cleef is legless and sits on his stumps in a small wagon He sits in this little vehicle when he twirls the hall. He can pitch a strong game and can curve a ball in good style. The game that he pitched was for the Tren ton club against the Camden team and the latter was defeated. Van Cleef does not attempt to run his bases; he secures a substitute to do his running. He is captain of the Trenton team. Van Cleef lost hia legs a couple of years ago by being run over by a rail road train, but his strong constitution enabled him to survive the shock of am putation of liis two limbs at the trunk. He is 22 years old and was, prior to tba ttccidcnt, an all around athleta 91 r. Miller'* Diary. Continued from 2nd i>?ice. the Spaniards by taking the less frequented road, and advancing in spite of fire. Our loss in the regi ment was 9 killed and 31 wounded. Total loss. 17 killed and 60 wound ed. Our Rapid Fire gun was ren dered useless by the escape of a packer with a mule that carried the ammunition. Captain Capron shot two Spaniards just before he was killed. Hamilton Fish was shot through the heart and died instant ly. Old Doc Doherty was shot in the head, and I think died very soon. I saw Ham the night before at Juragua, and had quite a talk with him. Pitched camp about five o'clock and turned in early. I slept in a tent cover and was quite comforta ble; but about two o'clock Russell came along without anything, not even a coat. I built a fire and he found two coats and slept rest of night. We were liabie to be at tacked, so were somewhat excited all night. I was detailed to carry in dead, and brought Dawson from P troop. Fish and seven others were brought right to camp and laid near the hospital. BRINGING "TEDDY" BACK. Sunday, June 26. Teddy (who had rejoined the regiment) seemed pretty bad this morning, so he went ?0 the hospital and Lamont said he had a very high fever and could not come any further. He laid in the hospital under their care. I went up to see him and had a talk, and then saw Dr. Lamont, who said he had a severe case of typhoid fever, aud must go back immedi ately. We decided that I should keep his rubber blanket. I thought I could help him in town, and, got permission from the captain, after a lot of red tape. I fixed up every thing in my^pack and put it with hospital stuff. The regiment started off and we stayed behind, I saw them off. Poor Teddy was broken-hearted and cried two or three times. Soon the mules came and we mounted. I took my gun and cartridge belt. I told Davis and Whitney about Teddy, and Whitney came over to see him be fore we left. Got in town all right by the side road and over the ground we came oi. Teddy simply went through on his sand. Arrived in town about noon and found the hospital O. K. Captain or Ser geant Winter took care or Teddy, of whom Remington had spoken to him the ni^ht before. He was a fine mail and let me help Teddy all I could. I cooked a most delicious meal out of bacon, hard tack fried and sugar on it, and coffee. I bad some beans, too, which the cook gave me. The port wine which I mentioned above as being at this place, was stored in barrels in the hospital; and while I was there Rhodes tried to rustle some for me but I was disappointed for he could not get any out. * * * Started back to camp alone about 3:15. After some difficulty we found our camp, and I at once re ported to Col. Wood, and delivered the note I had for him. Then re ported to Dr. Lamont the message from Captain Winter; and while there at headquarters, Dr. Lamont spoke to Col, Roosevelt of my vol untary trip to town, and the Colo nel turned and thanked me for it. calling me by name. Casper Whit ney was there and we talked about Teddy quite a good deal. The camp I found very comfortable at first, with a fine stream running just be hind it, and furnishing splendid water. The ground was level and well grassed, so everything looked lavorable; but when it rains it is too low to the shed the water; will be damp continually, I am afraid. Tuesday, June 28th. This day was passed on guard duty, with the same routine. The passing of troops along the road varied tki montony somewhat. Between one and three I was on duty again, and it began to rain early. It was a shower at first, and I thought it was over, so did not stop to get any protection. Soon it came down again and simply poured. I never saw it rain harder for two hours consecutively. Perhaps that is ex aggerated, considering our Chatau qua rains. I soon was wet, then became careless, and consequently wetter, then absolutely drenched. When my time was up I went to the guard house and stripped, put on a dry coat and blanket, and built a fire with great difficulty, on ac count of dampness. Soon we had guard mount and I was dismissed. Went to my tent and cooked a lit tle supper, fixed my gun up and turned in early. PLENTY OF WORK. Wednesday, June 29th. Bill j Lamed came around this morning to get me to go for a tramp toward the city of Santiago. I asked the Captain and he threw me down hard; so we tried to get permission to go back to Juragua, since Teddy bad written me a note asking me to come and see him. We found we could not go in, for the very un pleasant announcement of old guard fatigue duty met our ears, and we were told to report to headquarters. I was put on a detail, under Lieut. Goodrich, to repair the road. We looked up picks, shovels, etc., and started out reminding me very much of the street cleaning gang at home as they used to file out of the station house. We first marched down the road a quarter of a mile and there met a regular officer who ordered us back again. The road was a simple stream of mud with a spattering of huge rocks. We found our place and began picking out the big stones and broadening the road. This is the main road from Juragua and Santiago, but having been used for mules and carrying only, was not fit for wagons; so we have to fix it up for the army wag ons continually passing. We are improving the country to that ex tent anyway. Later we went up the road and with a detail from 2nd Infantry, colored troops, built a turn off for empty wagons con tinually passing. Had dinner later and was just about tuckered out with the work on the road in the hot sun when orders came to report at i o'clock at headquarters for further orders. We found waiting for us here a jot* that had been at tempted by Bill Larned and his squad in the morning, and consisted of building benches for the officers' mess. At noon the officers were thor oughly enjoying their meal, sitting on their benches. R. H. Davis came along with his plate and cup and sat down with a comfortable relax ation, when it suddenly crashed un der his weight. It became our duty and I suppose privilege, to build another stronger one in place of this broken one. It was threaten ing rain when we came so I brought a poncho with me, and, sure enough, as we started work, it be gan to pour. We took shelter un der officers' headquarters, and waited for rain to stop; then finished our work. We thought this would cer tainly end our day's work, but de cided differently when they ordered us over to help unload the commis sary's stuff. Hard tack, bacon, tents, etc., by the wagon-load. Bill Larned and I got aboard one wagon to load up some stuff to take down to another regiment. It was quite a ride and we had a terrible shak ing up, but did not report back at the squad, thus escaping, perhaps, a lot more of work. We had cer tainlv done our legitimate share, as some days the fatigue duty is left out altogether. I felt pretty well done up that night, and had first bad feelings, a pain in my stom ach, which I think came from eat ing so much green, and perhaps from my wetting. I had felt great the last few days, in fact, never better in my life; but our food has been bacon, hard tack and coffee. Our bacon we fried, then took the green and fried hard tack, some times having soaked it in water be fore frying, Out generally without. But such is army life, aud one must take it as it is. I am satisfied. Things today looked as though we were going to stay here for weeks to come. There was a ru mor of an armistice, but not veri fied. We are only a few miles from the city, which can be seen from the top of the hills near by. They say it is strongly fortified and a formid able antagonist. We hope we may capture it as a Fourth of July cele bratipn. I turned in early tonight. I end this here and mail it home. THE LAST DAY. Thursday, June 30th. This morning my surprise was complete at the arrival of mail. A letter from mother, Mame, Grace, Judd, telegram from father. Teddy had a big batch. Sent by them to him. About two o'clock, after we had spent morning in fixing up our camp, orders came to break camp; so we packed up and got under way about four o'clock. Marched about two miles, and arrived by moonlight on an eminence about two miles and a half from the city. We passed several Cuban regiments. The camp was an old building, mostly in ruins, occupied bv Cubans. Probably a monastery. We had a cold supper and turned in soon. Friday, July 1st. A week ago we had a battle. I went up the hill in advance and got a glimpse of an outpost; small village occu pied by Spaniards. Bombarding begun about twenty minutes after six and was centered on a small village in the rear. About an hour later, after constant bombardment, a skirmish took place. Must stop. New in line. 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