Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 23, 1889, Image 1

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Mr. Wells Hears of His Runaway
Wife for the First Time in
Seven Years.
Who Lured More Than Her Quota of
Victims to Destruction.
Until the SeniallonalXamrtlTeofHla TOfe'
Career Appeared la Print HeHadLoit
All Trace of Her How She Left Him
and Took With Her $11,000 of HU
Money Her Litest VIctlm'a RelatlTea
and Friend Talkofthe Case ATraeedy
Way End It All AnotherSomewhat Simi
lar Story From Trenton Elopement of a
Prominent Clnbman With a Hotel Keep
er' Wire They Both Leare With Their
- Pocket Well Filled.
The deserted husband of Caroline I
"Wells, the woman who made dupes of seTen
or more wealthy men, was as much surprised
to read the story of her checkered life for
the past seven years as anyone. He tells
his story now. Another case of marital in
fidelity is reported from Trenton, N. J.,
where a hotel keeper's wife, formerly of
Pittsburg, has eloped with a prominent club
'rsrcctAii nuaiux to tot disfa.tce.1
Kew Yobk, October22. The publication
or the story of the career of Caroline F.
"Wells, who secured a fortune from Contrac
tor George F. "Woolston, was a startling sur
prise to those in ifew Tort who
know the woman. No one person has
known the full story of the recent
life of the adventuress. Each of her vic
tims has imagined himself to be her only
dupe, and most of them have been content
to pocket their losses at her hands with no
more than a vigorous denunciation of their
own folly.
Three or four men with families and of
' good reputation would rather suffer their
loss twice over than make public the facts,
and the discovery of a trunk full of com
promising letters alter the woman's flight
from Sheepshead Bay is giving these indi
There are one or two, however, who are
anxious to recover certain real estate, cash
and jewels which, seder various circum
stances, they bestowed upon Mrs. "Wells,
and theX-are willing-. If necessarr, i
encounter publicity in order to ac
complish their object. But until the
present whereabouts of the woman are dis
covered they wiU say nothing. If she
should return to New Xork the matter
wou d at ones take legal shape in the courts.
The first knowledge which Emmet "Wells
had received of his -wife's movements for
more than seven years came from the publi
cation to-day. Mr. "Wells is a hop commis
sion merchant, about 50 years old, and he
has an office at 19 "Whitehall street He
said to-day to a Dispatch reporter:
"I hsd not heard a word from or about my
wife since she started off, more than seven
years ago, to make her fortune, until you
called on me a week ago at my hotel. I
didn't know whether she was alive or dead.
She has seemed dead to me, for, after the
manner in which she disgraced me and
my family, I made up my mind I would
never live with her again, so I never made
any attempt to follow her or to trace her
movements. Neither have I sought
a divorce or leeal separation. "When
I married her, in 1873 or 1874, she
was a poor girl. For several years
I supported her two sisters as well as her
self. She was extravagant, and our house
hold expenses were $3,000 or J6.000 per year,
which was more than I could afford. She
was lively, fond of company, and a great
deal in the society of gentlemen, with whom
she was a great favorite. But I
to lead me to suspect that she was not a true
wife while she lived with me. I see men
tioned among her victims the name of a man
who was a frequent visitor at our house be
fore my wife left me. "Well, if he has suf
fered at her hands, I'm glad of it
"It is not true that my wife told me when
the went away that if she succeeded she
would come back, but that if she tailed I
would never hear of her again. She made
that statement to one of her friends, who
told me of it soon after her departure, i
fully expected she would return
after a few weeks' absence.
She took with her about $11,000
- of my money. At that time big fortunes
were being made on 'Western cattle ranches.
She heard of a chance, or said she did, to
get rich in short order, and I let her go.
She was a woman of naturally good business
instincts, and I thought she would stand
At first I explained her absence to my
friends by saying she had gone to Colorado
for her health. Then, as time went on and
no word came from her, that explanation
would no longer suffice, and I felt the
disgrace keenly. Finally I told my most
intimate friends the facts, and I made up
my mind that I was done with the woman
forever. The date given of the beginning of
her relations with "Woolston shows
that be masi haTe entered
upon the career of an adventuress almost
immediately after leaving me. Mrs.
"Woolston, of whom I never heard before,
wrote me two or three days ago,
asking if I wuld co-operate with
her in prosecuting the woman in order
to force a separation between her and
"Woolston. I have not made up mv mind
whether I will do so or not I would be
glad to get my money back.butl never want
to see the woman. Mrs. "Woolston's sole
object, a she explains, is to get her
husband to return to her, and she is desper
ately in earnest I do not believe she will
ueceed; and if she does not it wiu not sur-
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tragedy, with the wronged and desnerate
wife as an avenger."
"Woolston's most intimate fneod in New
Xork is Frank Sogers, junior partner of the
firm of Morse & Bogers, boots and shoes, at
134 Dnane street "When in New York
"Woolston has made Mb business head
quarters at that address. Mr. Bogers was
out of town to-day, on a hunting trip. Mrs.
Bogers has known both Mr. and Mrs.
"Woolston for many years. She said to-day,
about the domestic troubles of the couple:
"There can be no defense whatever,
of the relations between Mr. "Woolston
ana this woman, but it has
not surprised me at all, and I think Mrs.
"Woolston is herself responsible for theioss
of her husband. She is a very peculiar
woman. My husband and I lived in the
same house with them for some time before
this woman came upon the scene, so we
could not help knowing more or less about
their domestic life. Mr. "Woolston was a
kind husband, but his wife was
She was continually nagging and finding
fault, and I don't believe any man
could live happily with her. Mr.
"Woolston humored her in every way he
could, and it often surprised me that he
would bear so much at her hands. She
fairly made it impossible for him to live
with her peaceably."
Daniel P. Morse, of Morse & Bogers, has
known "Woolston for nearly 20 years. He,
too, considers Mrs. "Woolston responsible for
most of herown troubles. About 17years ago
"Woolston, Morse and Bogers came to New
York together from Boston. All three were
salesmen, "Woolston for a drygoods house,
Morse for a boot and shoe house and Bogers
for a clothing house. For some time they
lived in the same apartments, ana
they have ever since been fast
friends. Mr. Morse knows nothing, he
says, about "Woolston's relations with the
"Wells woman. Eegarding "Woolston's fam
ily troubles, Mr. Morse said: "During all
the time we lived together I never saw
the least thing about Mr. "Woolston to indi
cate that he was an immoral man. He was
and is
full of ambition, and was good to his family.
That I do know. Yet, when I was in Bos
ton, come little time ago, Mrs. "Woolston
sent for me, and when I called
on her she told me she, dated
the beginning of her trouble with
her husband from the time when we had
apartments together. ' I know they have not
lived happily together for years, yet during
all this time I've never heard "Woolston say
one unkind word about his wife. I will not
say that she is insane, but there'ssometbing
wrong about the woman. He invited me,
to his house for dinner one day, and when
Mrs. "Woolston ascertained that I was the
guest she would not come into the room.
She treated all his friends is a similar man
ner." A. B. Cnshing, who has had important
business dealings with "Woolston, has a very
uncomplimentary opinion of him. He re
gards him as an unscrupulous man,' and says
he has
Mr.Cushing recently saw an offer of terms
of separation made by "Woolston to his wife,
which he advised that lady to accept,
but she did not "In addition to
two houses on Union Park, Boston,
with a rental of about $2,500, he offered her
under. In addition, he was wlinng-to agree
to educate the boys and to allow them to
remain with their mother. If "Wools
ton was as rich as his gifts to Mrs.
"Wells, indicated, Mr. Cushing did not re
gard this as a liberal offer, but when he
made it he declared it was all he could af
ford to do. It was stated by one or two of
"Woolston's friends to-day, "that he started
for.Helena, Mont, about ten days ago.
A Trenton Bnllder Elope With a Hotel
Keeper's Marital Partner Both ot
Them Take Plenty ofSIoney
.Along With Them.
Teenton, N. J., October 22. Brewer
Bue, a builder, of No. 25 Union street, left
last Saturday with pretty Mrs. "William
Cleary, wile of hotel keeper "William
Cleary, and they have not been heard
of since. The parties are well-to-do,
and Bue is a prominent club man.
The news of their elopement has caused
much excitement Not only did the builder
secure the hotel keeper's wile, but Mrs.
Cleary took with her over $6,000 in cash,
and Bue drew 54,400 from the Trenton Bank,
and also converted some of his property
into ready cash before going. For
some time past the friends of the hotel
keeper have noticed that Bue was very at
tentive to Mrs. Cleary, more particularly in
the absence of her husband. On Friday
last Mr. Bue entered the hotel, and h.e and
Mrs. Cleary held a whispered consultation.
Bue, it was noticed by everybody,
and when he began talking too loud, Mrs.
Cleary ushered him into a rear room. A
lew moments later he left the house. He
went home, and telling bis wife he intended
going to a county fair, had her get out his
winter sealskin hat and heavy overcoat On
leaving the house b,e kissed his wife goodby,
and in answer to her ques
tion of "When will you be
home?" rei)lied: "I can't exactly
say. I won't be gone over ten years,
though, I guess."
Mrs. Bue thought nothing strange of this
remark until the next day. Her husband
not returning, she set out on a hunt, and
Sunday night learned that Mrn. Cleary had
also disappeared, and of her hnsband's in
timacy with the woman. For the first time
in her nine years of married life she had
cause to suspect her husband. The deserted
wife is almost distracted.
No children are left by either of the
elopers. Mrs. Bue says she has never had a
quarrel with her husband, and is utterly at
a loss to account for his action. She called
on the chief of police to aid her in regaining
her husband, and offered the chief several
hundred dollars if he would learn where the
runaways are. The chief has issned printed
descriptions of the elopers and sent them
throughout the country. Mrs. Bue has also
engaged the services of private detective
A Dispatch representative called on
Mr. Cleary at his hotel this morning, ana
he said:
can't believe it teue.
Builder Brewer Bue and I have always been
on the most intimate terms. He has bad the
freedom of my bouse, and I would be the last
one to do him an injury, and he Is the last one
from whom I had expected an injury. I am his
friend, and always thought him mine.
So I think they have eloped? What
else can 1 think? I can't help
but believe it true now, with all the evidence I
have before me. Ithoucbt yesterday I knew
where tbey were, but I am satisfied now that I
was mistaken. Yes, Mrs. Cleary could have
taken much more money than she has. I can't
believe her so guilty. The money she has
talren was not mine, but her own Drivato mv.
tags. I am sure she has been led into this
Brewer Bue wai one of the most promis
ing young men in this town. He has been
very successful in business, is highly con
nected, and a member of several clubs. Mrs.
Bue Is the daughter of Mrs. Gettler, a well-to-do
German woman, and an old resident
of Union street Her brother is proprietor
of a large hotel on North "Warren street
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Blaine and the President Don't Quite Agree
on a "Foreign Policy Other Matters
on Which They Are at De
cided Variance,
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"Washington, October 22. At the
Cabinet meeting, to-day, all of the members
were present, and certain features of the
President's message were discussed. The
President is probably between more fires on
more questions tnan any other President
has been since the days of reconstruction,
and he finds it difficult, if not impossible,
to reconcile the arguments that are being
thrust upon him by tremendous influence,
either with his conscience or his judgment
It is understood that Secretary Blaine is
urging utterances in regard to "a foreign
policy which are opposed to the cooler, less
dramatio disposition ot Mr Harrison, who
desires to be conciliatory and leave troubles
whiqh may chance to arise to arbitration,
rather than to make bold and
somewhat boastful declarations from
which the Government would possibly
be compelled to back down. The Canadian
and Alaskan fishery questions are therefore
being carefully discussed, and onr strained
diplomatic, relations with China and the re
sulting injury to trade comes in for slow
and serious consideration.
Another vexed question touched on to
day, is more subsidies to vessels engaging
in the South American trade, and the en
couragement, in various ways of lines of
steamships between the United States and
South American ports. A policy looking
in this direction will be urged upon Con
gress during the approaching session, with
more powerful influence than ever before.
The entire bent of the Three Americas Con
gress is in this direction, and the national
pride will be appealed to, in view of the
approaching Exposition of 1892, to draw
closer together by every posjible tie, the
p'eople of the vast, fruitful, uneqnaled coun
tries of the entire continents North and
South America, and the great uniting
xstbmus of Uentral America.
Onll sides there are new converts to this
formerly objectionable policy, but the very
name subsidy has been made so odious in
the minds of the public, otten by good argu
ments but oftener by the mere senseless
howls of demagogues, that the subject is ap
proached by the -President and his Cabinet
with extreme timidity, and it is doubtful if
even the influences engendered by the three
Americas Congress will be sufficient to in
duce the President to more than present the
matter in a neutral way for the considera
tion' of Congress, with some strong sug
gestions that the new and closer relations of
American countries call for the most serioup
disenssion of all methods that 'can be de
vised lor strengthening the ties between
them. ,
These international questions, judging
from the discussions of Cabinet meetings,
promise to play a most important part in
the forthcoming message. There will be
frequent considerations of them. Capital
ists and shippers, and men with trans
ocean interests will be conferred with, and
the utterance ot the message on these sub
jects will probably not be complete before
the ere ot the meeting of Congress.
Miti Alice Wnltion United In Man-Use to a
San of General Porter.
PHlLADECPHlA.Octo'ber 22. In thepres
ence of a large and fashionable company
Horace M. Porter, son of General Horace
Porter, of New York, and Miss Adelaide
"Wattson, daughter of Thomas B. "Wnttsoo,
4. unnrcb;
Uils:"eveiflng. The :eiersTvere:
Clarence Porter and D. "W. Evans, bf
New Yorkj George B. Sloan, of Oswego,
New York: Clarence Hahtead, a son of
Murat Halstea'd, of Cincinnati; K. P. Brad
ford, of Dover, Del., and J. Parke Hood,
Ulysses Merour and Bobert Bobinson, of
Philadelphia, The bride was escorted by
her father to the chancel of the church,
where the Bev. Di. McVickar, the rector,
performed the marriage ceremony.
There was a beautiful bevy of bride
maids, consisting of Miss Alice Stet
son,' of Beading; Miss Florence
Pullman, daughter of George
M. Pullman, of Chicago, and Miss Min
nie Harris, Miss Frances Farr, Miss Cath
erine Gregg and Miss Annie Wilson. This
evening there was a brilliant reception at
Mr. "Wattson's residence, 1815 Sprnce street.
Later Mr. and Mrs. Porter slarted'on an
extended trip West
Several Men Injured In a Fight for Posses
alon of a Church.
"WlXKESBABEE, October 22. About
three months ago Bishop O'Hara, of Scran
ton, deposed Bev. Father "Waraagari, the
pastor of the Polish Catholic Church at
Plymouth, and afterward expelled him
from the priesthood for unbecoming con
duct The congregation was divided into
two factions and one of these insisted upon
holding possession of the church and
parsonage. This afternoon Bishop O'Hara
appeared in Plymouth for the purpose of
obtaining possession of the church and its
property. The police were called upon to
interfere in case of trouble and a call was
made at the parsonage.
Upon admission being refused, the officers
battered down the doors and arrested six of
the inmates. A fierce fight ensaed while
the prisoners were being removed, and in
the strnggle Chief of Police Melvin had
his leg broken and back injured. A num
ber of other persons were hurt
This Time It is at a Coal Mine, and Two
Slen are Fatally Hart.
"Wilkesbaebe, October 22. While a
train ot coal cars and a truck were being
hoisted up the Ashley plane this morning
the wire cable broke just as they had al
most reached the top of the "Wiikesbarre
mountain. Thus freed, the cars descended
the plane at a frightful speed, and were
smashed into fragments at the bottom.
There were three men on the truck, all" of
whom were buried in the debris. Strange
to say, the men were taken out alive but
very badly injured. Two of the men will
One-Third of an Ohio Town' Population III
ot Typhoid.
Fbemont, O., October 22. The village
of "Woodville, this county, is a terribly
ravaged place. Nearly one-third of the 800
persons in the town are victims of typhoid
fever and diphtheria. Last week there were
ten deaths from typhoid fever, and nearly
that number from diphtheria.
Dr. Busch, the leading physician, has
about B0 cases under his care. Great ex
citement prevails in the town, and business
is entirely suspended.
The General Congrei Approve the Bail
for Joining the htnte.
New Yobk, October 22. Mr. Jacob
Baez. Consul General of Guetamala, has
received the following cable dispatch from
Guetamala: "The Central American Con
gress has approved the basis for the union
of the Central American States."
Guilty of Murder In the First Decree.
Easton, October 22. The jury in the
case of "William H. Bartholomew, charged
with the murder of Aaron "W. Dillard, to
night returned a verdict of. murder in the
first degree.
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Preparations to Receive the Delegates
in the City of Atlanta.
The Usual Attendance Expected and a Meet
ing of Great interest.
Eeteral Local Evils Taat Mij Demand Considerable
General Secretary Hayes, of the Knights
of Labor, 'has completed arrangements for
the international convention of that order
in Atlanta, beginning November 12. Low
rates have been secured at the hotels for
delegates and their families, and a hall en
gaged for ten days or longer. The order is
reported in excellent condition.
Atlanta October 22. The Interna
tional Convention of the Knights of Labor,
or the "General Alssemoly of the "World,"
as it is called, will convene in Atlanta on
November 12. This will bring here
200 or 300 delegates from all parts of the
United States, Canada, England, Germany,
France and Austria. The foreign delegates
will include distinguished men, possibly
John Burns.
Mr. J. "W. Hayes, the General Secretary
and Treasurer, has been in the city for sev
eral days making arrangements for the
meeting. He was met by a party of Atlanta
Knights of Labor, and the details have all
been perfected. Special terms have been
made by the hotels, and the average will be
$1 a day. At the Kimball rooms tor 75 have
been engaged, and Mr. Powderly and the
General Executive Board will have their
headquarters there. The rates at the Kim
ball for the Executive Board will be $2 a
day. Beside this, arrangements have been
made in private houses for those delegates
who will be accompanied by ladies.
The Assembly will meet in Knights of
Honor Hall, at 38 South Broad Btreet The
room will seat 600 to 700, and was rented by
Mr. Hayes for 10 days or longer. Desk's
and every facility will be provided. The
Committee on Law will meet on November
6, and the Credentials Committee will con
vene on the 10th. Mr. Powderly will arrive
on the Gtb, and with him a number of prom
inent members of the order, including
Charles H. Litchman, Dick Trevelick,
George Blyer, John Devlin, of Detroit; A.
"W. "Wright, of Toronto; John Costello, of
Pittsburg; J. J. Holland, of Jacksonville,
and Mrs. L. M. Barry, director of woman's
Secretary Hayes reports a great advance
in the condition of the order in the past
jti. When it adjourned at Minneapolis
t was greatly in debt Now all the debts
are paid and there is money enough in the
treasury to pay the expenses of all the dele
gates. Beside this, the order has property
worth over 5300,000.
"It has been the general impression," said
a prominent local Knight to-day, "that the
order has been on the wane for the past year.
On the contrary, there has been
TnTspite of the last that many have with
drawn to form trades unions and other labor
organizations, according to the recommend
ation of their Executive Board. Tne order
comes to Atlanta with 200,000 members, and
we have in Atlanta about 2,000. The At
lanta membership already shows signs of
new life. It is not yet known whether
Henry George and Dr. McGIynn will be
here, but a number of distinguished re
formers are expected to be present, among
them, probably, Washington Gladden.
"The Heights ot .Labor were invited here
by the State and city officers, and it is' prob
able that they will be welcomed with short
speeches by the Mayor and the Governor.
Besides the secret work of the order, there
will be public meetings and addresses, the
programme of which will be made up when
Mr. Powderly arrives. There are some in
teresting questions to be discussed. The
proposition of the trades unions for a gen
eral strike in 1890 to secure the eight-hour
day will come up, and an effort will be
made to get the co-operation of the Knights
of Labor, who have heretofore opposed the
strike by a considerable majority. The
question of trusts will occupy some time,
especially the larger combinations and rail
road monopolies."
A local Knjght says the Bichmond and
West Point Terminal combination will be
discussed and handled without gloves. The
Olive bill, lately pending in the Georgia
Legislature, will also come up, as well as
the child labor bill, recently passed here;
the arbitration bill, and the ten-hour bill,
now pending. Secretary Hayes thinks
Georgia far ahead of most'States in legisla
tion ot this kind. The farmers have a ma
jority of the lower House.
Another important subject of discussion
will be the control of telegraph companies by
the Government, and n memorial to Con
gress on that subject will probably be adopt
ed. The strike now in progress in the mining
region of Alabama, the one on the Louis
ville and Nashville Bailroad, and all strikes
which have occurred among Knights of
Labor dnring the past year will be reported
on and discussed. -The city of Atlanta will
furnish material for discussion on the ques
tion of employing convict labor in the city
limits. This county (Fulton) employs the
misdemeanor convicts of a number of coun
ties, and the force has largely been employed
within the city limits. The City Conncil ap
plied to the Legislature for .the authority to
discriminate between
in bids of contracts for city work, but that
part of the amendment to the city charter
wasrefnsed by the Legislature. Resolu
tions touching this subject were indorsed
by the Knights of Labor, who will try
again for the amendment
A feature of the week while the General
Assembly is here will be the presence of a
convention of leading colored men called
together to formulate their grievances
against the white men. It will give the
working men of the country an opportunity
to see the class who do the work of the
Tne Piedmont Exposition, which now
keeps the town full to overflowing, will
have ended, and the town will be in posses
sion of the Knights of Labor for the time.
Atlanta will give them a warm reception.
A Young Lady Crazed Became Her Manu
script Wo Rejected.
Canandaiqtja, N. Y., October 22.
The other morning Mrs. Jacob Beaton,
who lives Naples, in a remote part of On
tario county, discovered lying on the steps
of her house a young lady about 20 years of
age, clad in-a nightdress only. To the sur
prise of her captors she was recognized as
Hattie French, a handsome and prepos
sessing daughter of a prominent farmer of
that neighborhood.
The young lady had lately displayed
symptoms of insanity, and at midnight fled
from. the house in her nightdress. She had
shown a taste for writing novels, and when
some of her manuscript was rejected it-unsettled
her mind.
The Cronln Trial to Begin In Earnest To
morrow Over 1,000 Jurymen
Examined Before Twelve
Good Slen nod True
Wero Found.
Chicago, October 22 Ajury has at last
been secured to try the Jive men charged
with the murder of Dr. Cronln. The
twelfth man was found at 3:45 o'clock this
afternoon, and an hour later court ad
journed until 10 o'clock Thursday morning,
when Judge Longenecker will formally
open the great trial with an address to the
jury. There was not much excitement in
the court room when the last juror was ac
cepted by both sides.
Judge Longenecker asked for two days in
which to prepare the evidence he intendsjto
submit to the jury, but the Court thought
one day was sufficient time, and ordered the
trial to be resumed Thursday morning. Mr.
Forrest, leading the defense, was opposed to
wasting any more time. He wanted to be
gin right away. Mr. Foster, who represents
Beggs, was also opposed to any delay.
The last juror to be accepted was Ben
jamin F. Clarke, a real estate dealer. He
is 52 years old. The full list of jurors is as
follows: John Cnlver, James Pearson,
John L. Hall, Charles C. Dix, Henry D.
Walker, Frank Allison, Charles L. Cook,
"William L. North, Edward S. Bryan,
Elijah Bontecou, Charles Marlor, Benjamin
F. Clarke. With two exceptions, the men
are of blue American stock. Cook and
Marlor are of English parentage. The body,
as a whole, is strikingly intelligent Mr.
Culver will probably be foreman. He is a
real estate dealer in Eranston.
Seven weeks were consumed in finding
thejury. In that time 1,091 men were
examined,, and about 558,000 paid out by
the county in fees. Of the jurors summoned
927 have. been excused by counsel for cause.
In addition to the 1,091 speeial veniremen
summoned there were also 24 on the regular
panel disposed of. One hundred and
seventy-five peremptory challenges have been
used, of which the defense has nsed 97. At
the time thejury was sworn in Mr. Beggs, a
defendant, had three peremptory challenges
left and the State 22.
It is probable that the trial proper will
last four weeks if not longer.
A Physician DUhonor a Note Given by Him
at tbo Gainbllus; Table.
Boston, October 22. Dr. William Thorn
ton, who is the defendant in the somewhat
remarkable suit brought by the proprietor
of a gambling house to recover 515,800,
which the Doctor won at the roulette wheel,
has quite a reputation here for playing
big stakes. At first he lost heavily,
but kept on playing, and on the
night of January 31 and February 1, his
luck returned with a rush. He won on
every play. The ball seemed bewitched in
his favor. Wherever he placed his chips
and each one represented $5 the ball
stopped. There was bat $4,000 in the bank
and it was soon in the doctor's possession. He
played single numbers and every time he
won his stakes were multiplied 35 times.
His winnings for the night were $10,000.
He took $4,000 in cash and a check for
$6,000. Henry Beeb, the proprietor of the
club, cashed the check that afternoon.
The next night the doctor tried his luck
again, and carried off $2,000. The next
4th ot February he stopped, alter. winning
luck. A few days later Dr. Thornton" BfnMn.
uigu ue won an equal amount, anu aa vac
visited the club and lost $d,000. He didn't
have the cash with him, and tendered his
note, payable in 14 days. The doctor dis
honored this note on the ground that the
note was given by him in consideration oi
money lost at gambling.
A Landscape Artist to Fairly Transform a
Pretty Place.
Ne-w Yobk, October 22. George W.
Vanderbilt has begun to put to use the ex
tensive property that he has lately been
purchasing near Asheville, N. C, his pur
pose with regard to which have been some
thing of a mystery. What was
begun this week under direction
of Frederick Law Olmstead, the land
scape artist, in laying out the immense
ground Into a park, is intended to be
one of the most beautiful pieces of land
scape in the world. Beside miles of drives,
it will contain artificial lutes, fountains.
groves, meadows and other features worthy
of the finest public parks. At the same time,
Bichard M. Hunt, the architect, is -preparing
to construct, in the heart of the do
main, one of the most elegant residences
that art, skill and money can devise and
Mr. Yanderbilt's ownings aggregate
5,000 acres, and the extensive plans on
which his preparations have been made
give rise to the reports that it was his in
tention to found in Asheville an institution
like Tuxedo Park for thebenefit of himself
andsome wealthy associates. This is un
true. The estate is to be simply a private
residence for Mr. Vanderbilt
Fortified la a Court Home Which I Sur
rounded by Deipernte Men.
Louisville, October 22. A report, at
first discredited, that Wilson Howard, with
100 men, is besieging County Judge
Wilson Lewis, id the Court House at
Harlan town, received confirmation to-night
from two men who have just come in from
that section. Lewis is said to have 50 men
and to be fortified in the Court House.
Howard is the man for whose arrest large
rewards have been offered both in this State
and Missouri. The report of the present
trouble is probably exaggerated.
Another Cao of the DreadDiseaieReported
and Qaarantine Established.
Washington, October 22. Dr. J. L.
Posey, of the Marine Hospital service on
duty at Jacksonville, Fla., telegraphs to
the bureau that Dr. Porter reports another
sporadic case of yellow fever at Key West,
Fla., and in consequence quarantine regu
lations have been resumed. The patient is
Mr. JE. Ellingers, who left Havana on the
21st &f September lor New York by sea.
Ht came from New York by rail to Key
West, October 2, and was taken sick last
night in a locality of the city distant from
that of the former cases.
Two member of a Charcoal Man' Family
PerUh ia a Burning; Bout,
Des Moines, October 22. Two children,
aged 2 aud 4 years, belonging to the family
of a charcoal bnrner named Clarke, 12
r miles southeast of this city, were left alone
in the nouse this morning. -
The mother soon returned and found the
house in flames and both children were con
The Well-Knawn Political Leader Belloved
to be Dying;.
London, October 22. Mr. Bradlaugh is
very ill, and it is feared he is dying; He is
sufferlng'from congestion. ot the. lungs, and
to-night he has a high fever. , '
A Brooklyn Han 8hoots Six Times, at
His Sick Spinster Sister.
Tragic Sequel to a Bitter Quarrel Over Some
Property That Was
Too Woula-Be Murderer Perfectly Indifferent to His
Sister's Fate.
Miss Mary Daniels was shot at six times.
yesterday by her brother in BrookIynrJf. X.
Two of the shots took effect, but neither
wound is considered dangerous. The brother
is at least weak-minded, and was once con
fined in a lunatic asylum.
Bbookltn, N. Y., October 22. William
Daniels tried, hard. this afternoon to murder
his sister, Miss Mary Daniels, at the house
of their aged father, Thomas Daniels, 600
Marcy avenue. He fired six BhoU from a
revolver at his sister, nearly all of them at
very close range, but only two took effect,
and the wonnds inflicted are not considered
dangerous. ,
The shooting was the sequel to a bitter
quarrel over some, property which had been
left by their mother. The brother is 48
years old and the sister is 37. Their father
is nearly 80. Six months ago the latter re
tired from the bookbinding business in
New York City. He got about $4,000 for
the use of his name in the firm. He placed
this money in the bank for the benefit of his
daughter Mary and an idiot son who is in
the asylum.
The son, William, who is married and has
children of his own, waa greatly incensed
against his sister on account of this disposi
tion of the money. He had had previous
trouble with his sister about the will of their
mother, who died about a year ago. Mrs.
Daniels owned the house in Marcy avenue,
and she left it to her daughter Mary and
the sou in the asylum. William contested
the will on the ground of undne influence,
and it was set aside and the Surrogate.
ordered the property to be sold and equally
divided between the'heirs.
Since this litigation the father has heard 1
that when he should die his son would drive
Mary from the house, and it was mainly on
this account that he placed the $4,000 in the
bank to her account- Subsequently Will
iam told his father that Mary was trying to
poison him, and he seems to have convinced
him, for the old man began a suit against
his daughter for the recovery of the $4,000,
Two weeks ago the suit was tried in the city
court, and it resulted in a verdict for the
daughter, the Court concluding that the
money was a free gift. ,
William became mors and more incensed
against his sister, and made snch threats
against her life that she left the house aad
went to live with a relative at 39 Pulaski
street On her departure William took u
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his refliQeuce,with his father, bringin
by. her cousin.':
Mrs. Stewart,
eaoanc, wens to tne
Marcy avenue house, tto-seeir-.father.
They were sullenly received by William.
but dinner was cooked and eaten withont
any disturbance. When .Mary and her
cousin however, were preparing to leave,
something was said.which excited William,
and, drawing a revolver from his hip pocket,
he seized his sister by the neck with his left
hand, and pressing her forearm and throw
ing her down on the floor, he fired two shots
at her in rapid succession. She succeeded
in freeing herself from his grasp, and, rush
ing tnrougn tne nanway, managed to reach
the street without being hit by four other
bullets which her brother sent after her.
These bullets passed over her head.
two shots take effect!
With blood pouring over her face, the
woman ran a half a block, when she fell
from the effect of the shock. She was taken
to a neighbor's honse. Drs. Fold and Hall
found that of the two bullets which had
taken effect one had passed through the
right shoulder and the other had flattened
itself against the skull over the right tem
ple. This latter was extracted in two pieces,
and as tne sxuii was not iracturea it is ex
pected she will recover. Miss Daniels,
however, has been in delicate health for
some time.
After emptying his revolver, Daniels went
upstairs and locked himself in a room on the
top floor; but when four policemen from the
Gates avenue station arrived he opened
the door and surrendered himself. He
expressed no regret Jot his, act, and
whether he had been success! ul in his mur
derous plot or not He was locked up in
the Gates avenue station. Friends of the
lamily say he has not been in his right
mind for some time, and that they antici
pated the family quarrel would be marked
with some such occurrence as that this after
noon. More than a year ago Daniels went to a
police station, placed a loaded revolver on
the desk, and told the Sergeant that he was
insane and wanted to be locked up, as, if
allowed at large, he was sure to kill some
one. He was sent to the Flatbnsh asylum,
but after two months he was discharged as
Bob and Bora a Home and Torture a Help
le Babe.
Lafayette, Ala., October 22. Wnile
Mr. Albert Smith and his three oldest
children had gone some miles to church,
five negroes approached the house and
asked Mrs. Smith to give them something
to eat. On being relused they went into the
house, and, learning that there was no one
home but Mrs. Smith and her babe, forced
her into the yard and ransacked the house.
After appropriating all they could find they
set fire to the house, and added horror to the
terrible scene by forcing the distracted
woman to witness the most brutal of fiendish
deeds, which was the tossing of her little
baby in the air and letting it fall back al
most on the point of sharp knives which
they held under it
The brutes finally heeded the frantic wo
man's entreaties and went away, leaving her
with nothing to greet the return of her hus
band and children but her hall dead babe
and a smoldering heap of coals. People
for miles around have been searching for the
villains, and at last accounts three of the
negroes had been captured.
Kelchbors of a Hooiler Reent a Widower'
Speedy ainrrlnae. '
Spenceb, Ind., October 22. George W.
Shirley, proprietor of the Merchants' Hotel,
was hanged in effigy to a tree on the public
square last night The reason is due to his
marriage last night, to a Miss Frame, of
Terre Haute, and the fact that it was only
two weeks since his wife was buried.
Shirley's help about the hotel all left af
ter breakfasc this morning, declaring "that'
they .would not remain in the same hoase
with his present wife." tk?
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The Sarerera by the Johnstown Flood t0
Receive a Portion of Several Mil
lion Sent to Them Basis
of Payment.
Philadelphia, o'ctober 22. The com
mission appointed to distribute the funds
for the relief of the sufferers by the flood
last June held a meeting to-day at the
Manufacturers' Club, at which the final ar
rangements for the distribution of the fund
were made. At the morning session Gov
ernor Beaver, Mayor Filler, General Hast
ings and Messrs. 'Miller, Scott, Marvin,
Beeves, Ogden and Huber were present
A committee 'from Williamsport, consist
ing of Mayor 'Foresmaa and Mr. Mason,
made Application to the commission tor a
farther appropriation for the relief of the
Williamsport district, but no action was
taken upon it by the commission.
At the afternoon session Governor Beaver
was not present, being called toHarrisburg.
Secretary Kramer reported that claimants at
Johnstown in classes 1, 2 and 3, excepting
the orphans, had been paid on the basis rec
ommended by the Board ot Inquiry, except
in some cases where changes had been made
after reference to the Committee on Classifi
cation and Distribution.
, AJteXjlong discussion it was resolved to
payout the money appropriated on. the fol
lowing plan: In losses in class 4, of $500 or
less, a sum shall be paid sot exceeding $400;
on losses of $1,000 and over $500,
a sum not exceeding $600; on
losses of $2,000 and over $1,000,
a sum not exceeding $800; losses of over
$2,000 shall be paid a prorata of the amount
appropriated to the class remaining after
payment had been made on the recommended
basis, but no payment shall exceed $6,000.
In class 5 losses as established by the
board ol inquiry, of $500 or less, shall be
paid a sum not, to exceed $200; losses of
$1,000 andcover $500, a sum not to exceed.
$350; losses of over $1,000 shall be paid a pro
rata of the sum appropriated to the class of
the amount remaining after the payment of
above claims, bnt no payment shall exceed
the sum ot $2,500.
The commission also resolved that in
making payments in these classes any
amount heretofore received by the claimants
shall be charged against the payments in
this distribution. A committee was ap
pointed consisting of Messrs. Beeves and
Ogden to take charge of the matter of annui
ties for the benefit of orphans, and the final
report was made from the Lewistown and
Benovo districts, and they were audited
and found correct
The commission has in its hands at the
present time, beside the $80,000 lying in the
bank at Johnstown, $1,600,000, and will at
once commence its distribution under the
plan adopted at this meeting.
When He Bet on the Estonia Race and
Promised to Pay Hla Debt The
Son ol a Very Noble
Louisville, October 22. Search is be
in? made here for Lord Hinton. an EneJish
'nobleman, who is accused of aumerous acts
of swindling. The fugitive is a genuine
lord, and 'his title can be found
In Burke or Debett't "Peerage."
At the beginning of the recent
ricemeetings a Cincinnati Af registered at
the Gibson.HouM in-that citX;s7SJlney S.
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FWW'hekliili liMir-'Eut.liyiwBeWSgOfl
credits vAn,ac(BMntaBcexeeogBiaed him as
' Lord Hintoa,"va notorious peer"; Of Great
Britain,' who had recently served a nine
months term of imprisonment in England
tor swindling tradesmen- but the acquaint
ance was persuaded to keep the secret
The last day of the Latonia meeting
there was weeping and wailing among the,
horsemen ana bookmakers over the de
parture, of the distinguished Englishman,
who had swindled them n'cht and left,
having backed horses without paying his
bets and having borrowed money and got
drafts cashed; his indebtedness amounting'
to about $3,000. 4 Not until then was lis
identity discovered.
The account of this nobleman's life forms
quite an interesting story, even his birth
creating a domestic scene unusual at such
proceedings. 'The 'Earl of Poulett in the
year 1849 was a Lieutenant in the Twenty
second Begiment stationed at Portsmouth.
and one night, taking a little more than was
good for him at mess, he made a bet of
1,000 that he would marry the first woman
he met TJpen leaving the barracks the
first woman he met was a character about
the streets, known as Betty Newman, though
Debett gives the name' Miss Elizabeth
Lavina Newman, daughter of Mr. James
Newman, a pilot ot Port Sea,
George Poulett (he had not then come into
the title) could not afford to lose 1,000, so
he married the lady June 22, 1849, anil the
gentleman who honored Louisville with his
presence Snnday was born December 15 of
the same year. At the death of his uncle
George Poulett became Earl Poulett .and
this son of bis wife, born-in lawfnl wedlock,
was legally Viscount Hinton, and, upon ar
riving at the age of understanding, was net
slow to take that title upon himself. He has
had a checkered career.
Anon Committed in Preference to Glvlnc
Up a Point.
Baltimobe, October 22. The trial was
begun at Princess Anne, Somerset county,
to-day of Miss Sarah F. Hall and Levin B.
Hall for arson. The accused are people of
eminentrespectability. The property burned
was a house adjoining Miss Hall's, owned
by Miles Ss Cox and occupied by a number
of families. George W. Cox. of the firm ot
Miles & Cox, testified that ne asked Miss
Hall for permission to use her premises, so
far as necessary to paint his wall adjoining
her property, but was refnsed, and when the
painter went to work from a scaffolding sup
ported by pulleys from the top, the ropes
were cut by the Halls.
Miss Hall then declared that Cox should
never paint that wall, rnd on the following
night, when the house was discovered to be
on fire, Hall was seen moving off the place.
Denmark' Baler Beacbea Athena and the
Kalier 1 on Hla Way.
Athens, October 22. The King and
Queen of Denmark and Prince Waldemar
arrived here to-day, to attend the marriage
of Princess Sophie of Prussia and the Crown
Prince of Greece. The streets were thronged
with people and the royal visitors were
given a hearty welcome.
Emperor William and Empress Augusta
Victoria departed from Genoa to-day on the
German Imperial yacht Hohenzollern. The
weather was bad'. The Italian squadron
fired a salute as the yacht passed out of the
A Cla of Boy Refuse to be Taught by a
Scab Subititnte.
Holbeook, Mass., October 22. A class
of boys left the Methodist Sunday School
here last Sunday because a teacher, who
was a scab workman in Edmund White's
shoe factory, was appointed as a substitute
in the absence of their regular teacher.
One of the boys said that they had decided
that a man who would take the place of a
workman out On a strike was not capable of
directing them ia' the paths of Ckrisfcaa
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ABTKXTISE your taatoew! THE BIS
Pnatatretans w4 ,
are alvraya rair rerjmded'
Airertlied n tue mertrAiun.
4cas bo oW tfcresch adrer-
In Favor of Free Traie- WiHi Gr
Smith Arm primp NAitrhtvorg. J'
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Ho Would Have Lezisktioa Making Cm.-
merce Unrestrioted.
Tie Paa-Aa-erioa Delegates Say Jkey lie Btt st At
Weary of a-ratSeeia-.
ThePan-American delegates were girm.'
a grand banquet at Chicago last nigfet
Several of them made speeche-t, Tkeydeer-
that they are tired out Senator Far-rail,.
in an address, said that he would favor saefc .
legislation as would give the South Ameri
cans our commodities as cheaply as ofter'
Chicago, October 22, At 5 o'cleek cMc,
afternoon the doors of the Grand PseiaW .
banquet hall were thrown open that CMaaga
people might come in and view' the appoint?
ments made by the citizens of this crtT&r
the banquet given this eveningia hosorof
the All-Amencas excursionists. The ar
rangements were very complete and the
floral decorations very elaborate. At ose
end of the table was a floral ship 10 feet
long with the word "Chicago" oa her bew;
at the other end of the table was a train ot'
of flowers, and' on each side the saae of
line, "North and South American Bail
road." Each window was filled with a bed of -ferns.
On one side of the hall a map of tkar
Western Hemisphere, the oceans ia white
immortelles and the various natioaal terri-.
tories in tinted immortelles. OppeaMf tfek
g.i.p. t
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a rlHr
huge piece, reaching from fleer to eetBcM,
was t
of flowers against a background of Oke fl.
of the nationr represented. EaehoftfeeeV
decorations was studded with iBeaadooosBt'
lamps that produced a mellow, yet brUHMt,. -effect
Beds of roses were every where; tfce
lighting was brilliant- the table ditiujng,'-"
dazzling and the arrangement for apatite. '
perfect Two rows of square tables teavsM4 -the
entire length of the room oa eoek ste rf
of the central table.
The 400 guests began gathering isfts
flag-decorated corridors later, aad at 749.
the doors again roiled, the gaests we- -f J
seated. Senator Farwell presiding, Gover-1-nor
Fifernear him, and the gaeste frmiw'
south on either baud at the oestral mm
When eight courses of feed had fcis i
served, and five classes, of varriBg aws bast
been drained of as many kinds ofMMmF1
Hon. Charles B. Farwell proposed, a keattH
ui we xxtsiueuw ui tne .a-iuericHa. n
and the Emperor of Brazil. It was
standing, and was the first teaat
journey to the President of lac
State. In presenting this seatu&eat i
tor Farwell, among other remarks, sail
We most offer to you our exports w
as others dor and to that end I shaH ttnm.
legislation aa wm bring aboHt tMs
to the extent el aBiutonauwa. in is
aH the oountrios et tfcfe
JrXjRnSa)BjsJs)saMU3l n-rflMevjK
aaeea, ana. a nw speeea vm
the hardships; trial and liberal i
on this continent within ne fear
since America was diseevered, bade ,1ML
visitors welcome on behalf of tha 0ijJsf
the State of Illinois. .' ,
The Mexican minister, Matias Boatw.f
of tsW-
responded for the guests, atatiag the tBt, ; , J
Americans had every reason to be im si.
their country and paving a high evsavH-y
ment to the people of Chios- ad a - ,
West He also eulogized atephsa A.
AJOUgias, .ADnujam. xitnooui as opboc ia
.nois statesmen. ,-
Delegate Charles B. F.lint was tfee Mfltt,
speaker, his address relating eiieiy
commercial importance of the 8iwfsr8l
the United States. Aoong osaer IMags
he said:
Dealings betweea the people ottfee Hmit4as
should ba direct, without foreign la terra Miats.i
For want of a proper mechanism of esotaaaa, ; t
our purchases of produce from. South Auim.
are paid for by drafts on bankers for sar'-r
count, we paying- tbem $l,0ee,Ge0 armwaltr la,
commissions cm this basisess alone set 1
any advance in cash, hut
for their autoCTaphs. as we
the cash in Londoa to meet
drafts on or before their maturity, wa
establish onr own standard, and If
maa fnrmnlatpH a frratufR of ftSAr.j
a.nK,.IM nrl TimVufrM ft tll4i mlllllrlrl tt .
dollar which, shall be a standard for deackass ."'
between the countries whose repress -'
are here to-nieht, it will accompHsb a prttoslsai ,.
result, and will place la the posaenslon of Hm"
people a coin symbolizing tee natleasl fra-t
ternlty of the Americas. That weaM be t -medal
worthily commemsrataag a meettss; ot,
nations. . . .
He called attention to te feet tat tWs I
country had already red need its tarHT. aadf
tlUS (MO- j.
that over 80 per cent of th produce comiay j '
was admitted free of duty. .;
George B. Blanchard, Cfeairaaa of tfce
Central Traffic Associatioa followed, spank
ing of "international cosamanieaties.'1 Jte .
sketched the development of the transssita
tlon in this country, aad advocated she,,
union of our railways with these ofSek
A .ui Tiw anhTantlnn nt tlka vuiiiuIIa tra
XklilCKIIrl. MJ O.UIW.-Wii r. .WW -WWW.n. r- .
terna.ionai urns. - ci
"Closer friendly and commercial relatfoas
between the American States" was the sea-J
timent assigned for response to ex-Jamislirf
to Bussia, Lambert Tree, who said that we
were coming to a better understanding wHt. ,
our Mexican friends and more familiar be-"
1...B anil uwial mlfltinnff wftTrvtttA i aiathf
He honed the day was not far distant wfee'.
the Argentine Republic would clasp haasls '
with Atlantio coast cities oy means ot eeeaa '.
steamship lines. y
A response to the same toast, ia eefealf t
the visitors, was made by Hon. Justus?
Alfonso, delegate from Chili, who ass aott.
before dnrinc the trip made a saeeeh. Xe
said that his country ceatesaplate-i wftkj.
interest the great progress of oars. He was rf
surprised, at the - "J
and pleased with our people. His saestk
was followed by another, ia a similar sSMia,
from Alberto Nin, the Minister frees TXn-
guay to .England, tjubsequeatly all mm
delegates visited the Chicago worWsJasr,
headquarters,, where an informal distassfca,,
. 1.n riwunAUta flf Ifl.TMBlllIr tllA fHrAr&a BttfW
U. .ur ,". Jiv.-a w. .-!-..-, ..... ..v W f-f.
tween the Ameneas aeveiopea eouoiam."
good leeimg towsra tne proreet, waism ana z
Trade, looking' toward the estabtahmssrt f c
a fast freight line betweea Chicago aaeV "'
Americas at ao-oie puiuw . .
Early this morning Minister Beaera. it il
F?... Mimn 4..1 Br r.rr 4rnr. 1Tn A f 111
jnuivu, iKCilcu .. K.oa-w HUB. UI.VMWVWU
of State Blaine, stating that raitWl:
reached him that the visitors were se '
that they would prefer to abandon tatsW
and asking if this were so. AaoaHlBlf
the visitors was held this evening; aa. a
telegram sent W Mr.. Blaine statm-r
the rumors reterrea to in- bis mesas wi
without foundation; that tbeeataeM-a
the receptions was laereasiso. aat
equaled only by the appreeJatioa e-f tNr
Peraker Settta BeMetv -
Columbus, Oeteksc'
aker is raaeh improved
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