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bast Sporting Pag published In -Washington.
It has long fought the
fight for true sport, as opposed to
-rascality and crookedness of every
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WASHINGTON, D. C, SATUBDAT-f EVENING, AUGUST IT, 1895.
VOL. 1. :nx. 12.
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MONET iT BIG INTEREST
Mr. Henry Baker and His Ques
tionable Financial Methods.
HE IS A PATENT OFFICE CLEEK
At tlio Same Time Ho Holds Offi
cial Position In Ibo Capital Savings
llnnk. In tlio Interest ot Which In
stitution His Operations Are Al
leged to Ilo Conducted.
in spite of official endeavor to eradicate
tbe cTil the departmental ten percenter
till flourishes and waxes fat on tbe
financial misfortunes ot bis fellow-clerks
Those Shylocks horn The Times has fer
reted out and whose methods have been
disclosed, are bad onougb; but if nny
tibng, this class of usurer Is worse, for
bta&pcrations are disguised under the
clKL of official pusltion, und be nests
In a field fat for his calling
While it is known that every department,
snd, in fact, nearlj every bureau, has one
of bis ilk, the one in question has been
brought to the attention of The Times.
Bis name is Henry Baker, and bis official
position is asristnat examiner in the Patent
Office. Baker is a colored man, but bis
race bos been no bar to on extremely
businits like career.
Mr. Baker is thrifty. He draws a pood
salary from Uncle Sam, but be was not
content with that He saw his opportu
nities, and being witcr than bis generation.
Or at least thut portion with which be
Js thrown in contact, lelzed tnem As a
result, he has thrived
It is possible that Mr. Baker's methods
are nor, strictly speaking, against any
Specific department rule. Departmental
rules are iu most instances, extremely
lastic, barring, of course, when it comes
to some minute question or official eti
quette or school like regulation con
cerning talking during office hours or
being a fraction of a second late.
ALSO A BANK OFFICIAL.
As has bean remarked, Mr. Baker is a
niau of keen perception of the opportunity
and possessed of an ej e to the main chance.
Findiug that his duties as an assistant
examiner did not monopolize Ills entire
time, he became a financier in the capac
ity of secretary of the Capital Savings
Bank, an institution whose place ot busi
ness Is on F street. It was here, accord
ing to the stories told in the Patent Of
fice, that bis fine hand was displayed to
the best adantage, 08 will be seen when
the story of his operations is told
When It happens, as It quite frequently
does, that a fellow-clerk or an) one ele,
is needing ready funds, and Mr. Baker is
appealed to, ho usually tells tbem that be
bos not the money himself, but thinks he
can get it at a little bonus of something
like 4 per cent a month. Sa it is a $100
loan for three months A note for that
amount is drawn up and the money re
ceived by the borrower is less the stlpn
That is, be receives $88 Instead of the full
amount of the face of the note Perhaps
that is alLrigbt Mr. Baker wants to be sure
cf tbc interest, but it is the prolonging of
Ibis method which tells In the end When
tbe victim finds he can reduce tbe note by
ay $10, that sum isdeductedfromtbeorig-
lnal $100 and the borrower gives a new"
note for $80 Mcautlmo be has bad only
(88, and tbe Interest on $00 is $10 80,
which the $10 payment hardly covers, and
to on, making tbe total Interest $0 80.
WHERE HIS NOTES GO
It-is alleged that these notes are placed
In tbe bank of whlcb Baker is secre
tary as 2 per cent notes. No one even hints
that the institution itself is a party to the
scheme, for it Is under the direction of well
known men In bis official capacity, bow
ever, Baker has It to back him In bis
There Is a rule in the Patent Office
In fact, It applies to the Interior De
partment as a whole that no financial
transactions of a borrowing nature shall
take place between Its craplojes wben the
borrower Is above the lender In rank.
The reasons for this are about tbe same
as those which prohibit officials from
accepting presents from their subordi
nates It Is claimed that it places the
superior in a position of obligation to
ward his lower associate, and the results
ere not far to seek. It Is said that Baker
has violated this rule. It Is alleged that
tie has and does make loans to those of
ficials who are above him. As it is plain
to see that those officials are also vio
lating the rule, they are naturally not
Inclined to talk.
RULE TO FIT THE CASE.
The rule referred to Is as follows:
Department of the Interior,
United States Patent Office,
Washington, D. C , July 25, 1887.
Order No. 425.
Several Instances of borrowing money by
superior officers of this bureau from in
feriors and subordinates having been made
known to tbc Commissioner, it Is ordered
that the borrowing ot money, directly or
' Indirectly, by superiors from subordinates
' In this bureau bo, and tbe same Is hereby,
Strictly forbidden. BENTON J.HALL,
Secretary of the Interior.
Baker Is a man ot influence among his
race. It Is said that he contributes freely
to colored charities and Institutions. This
Is a praiseworthy trait, but the fact re
mains that few Government clerks can
afford to glte largely to even tbe most de
serving charities. Among the other offices
which Baker holds Is that of treasurer ot
the Manassas Industrial Sschool. He
Is also one of Its directors.
It Is learned by a Times reporter that
Baker does a good business In bis office.
In fact, his position seems to be the smallest
part of the business, merely affording him
a good vantage ground from whlcb to
Some years ago, during trie latter part of
tbe Harrison administration and early
In tbe present one n determined effort was
made in all tbe Departments to atop tbe
usurers from plying their trade under cloak
of their positions. Several orders emanated
from tbe various Secretaries in this respect,
and some pretty stringent rules were
- BAKER'S SIDE OF THE CASE.
Baker, wben seen by a Times reporter,
denied that he had personally e er loaned
money to any one In bis office. He ad
mitted tbal be was a director in tbe
Capital pajOrta Baak, ami Uiat that
institution did quite a business in tbe
There were other members of the bank
In other Departments, colored men, and be
did not deny that they, as well as himself,
virtually acted as tbe agents la these
transactions Notes of clerks were dis
counted at 2 1-2 per cent, a month and
A per cent, interest additional charged.
The extent of these operations Baker de
nied knowledge ot. His defense of tbc
system was tbat unless these rates were
charged tbe stock would be unable to" pay
dividends. The Capital Savings Bank'
bad a capital stock or $50,000, but only
$38,000 was paid in When asked If he
received a commission on loans negotiated
through him, Baker said he did not. Bl
only remuneration was In the dividends
paid on his stock.
WAS IMPROPERLY DOCKED.
.Report of tlio Hoard on the Columbia's
Commodore Self ridge , -Naval Construc
tor Bowles and Chief Engineer Armer, tbe
special board appointed to examine the
hull of tbc cruiser Columbia at tbe New
York navy yard , to determine the extent
of the danngesshe sustained by being dock
ed at Southnmptou, has reported to the
"In general," the board Bays, "the actual
damago is slight, it being confined to loose
and leaky riets and s few leaky butts
and seaniB iu the flat keel plates and to
dents in tbe flat keel plates and garhoards
These dents occur evidently where the ship
rested on keel blocks at Southampton, and
are all located on the outer edges ot it.
"We find no damago to the machinery
has been sustained."
"We find that the cause of the damage and
injury by the bull of tho Columbia by tbe
docking at, Southampton was generally
careless and unskillful docking, as shown
by apparent neglect of most elementary
preparations to secure the uniform support
of the keel of the ship Thelmmedlatecause
of tbc dents and bruises to the bottom plat
ing of the Columbia was tbat the keel blocks
iu Southampton were not properly aligned.
and did not bear equally, and tbat cacb
block was cot squared off to give support
to the fiat and levslsurfaco of the flat keel."
IS IT JUSTICE LOCHHEN?
Pension Commissioner Named In Con
nection With thei Vacancy.
Judge Lochren,Commlkslonerof Pensions,
has been frequently mentioned as the man
that Presidei.1. Cleveland may 3 et namo to
fill the vacai-y on the United States Su
preme bench caused by tbe death of Jus
tice Jackson, of Tennessee. Very little at
tention was pi Id to the story that Lochren
might be narrrd for tbls honor until within
the past tweuty-four hours
Since that time, however, those who pre
tend to know something about Mr. Cleve
land's desires seem to be of tbe opinion
that be m ly yet decide to offer the place
to bis Pension Commissioner. As he Is
not likely to be able to give n position on
the district court of Minnesota, be would
"Be able to designate him for tbe vacancy
on tbe Supreme bench, although Judge
Locbreu Is cot In the late Judge Jackson's
Judge Lomreu, however, Is about tbe
only man In Washirgton of prominence
who will not discuss the question from any
TO VACATE FOR FRAUD.
Valuable California Land Grant In
J. S. McCue, of Ban Francisco, basflled
with Acting Attorney General Whitney
a petition asking tbat tbe patent to' tbe
Cone de Madera grant be vacated for
fraud. Tho grant Is one of tbe most valu
able In California, a part of Itbcng the pres
ent terminus of the San Francisco and J,
Northern Pacific Railroad, and a suburb
ot San Francisco known as Belvldere.
The grant was confirmed to the origi
nal grantors at the end ot President Ar
thur's administration. Suit was instl-,
tuted to vacate tbe grant on account of
fraud, but M. M. Estee, who was appointed
special assistant United States district
attorney In charge ot tbe case, recom
mended In President Harrison's admin
istration tbe discontinuance of the suit,
In which recommendation Attorney Gen
eral MUler concurred.
Lord Wolseley tbe Man.
London, Aug. 17. It Is announced to-day
tbat Lord Lansdowne, secretary of state
for war, will make a statement in tbe
Hojse of Lords Monday in regard to
tbe commandersblp in-chief of tbe British
army. Tbe report tbat .Field Marshal
Lord Wolscley will succeed tbe Duke of
Canbridgo as commander-In cblef la re
garded as true.
Cleveland Will Not Accept.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Aug. 17. It Is
not likely tbat President Cleveland will
accept the Invitation sect him by Mayor
Curtis, of BostoD, to attend tbe Knights
Templar celebration, and while in Boston
to be tbe guest of tbe Ccity. The President
bos made it a rule not to accept any invita
tions which would take him away from
Gray Gables while here on vacation.
Sbo Must Appear.
Judge Cole to-day Issued an order in
wblcb the suit for divorce of Stewart E.
Bhepperd against bis wife, Mamie C. Sbep
perd, requiring tbe defendant to enter ber
appearance within forty days or tbe cause
would be proceeded with as in the case of
New York, Aug. 17. Further Inquiry
shows tbat tbc story of the destruction ot a
Spanlh military train by Insurgent dyna
mite has no foundatlonin fact.
Careless' Patrick Howe.
Pottsvllle, Pa., Aug. 17. Patrick Howe,
aged 37 years, of Olrardvllle, was killed at
tbe Hammond colliery early this morning
by an explosion of gas. He went into a
worked-out breast with a naked lamp The
gas Ignited and a terrible explosion fol
lowed Considerable damage was done to
Woman Delegates Appointed.
Madison, Wis , Aug. 17. At the solicita
tion of tho board of lady managers of the
Cotton States Exposition, at Atlanta,
Gov. Upbani has appointed twenty-one
prominent ladies ot Madison, Milwaukee,
and other cities as delegates for Wisconsin
to tbe exposition.
Bank. Beeelver Appointed.
The Comptroller of tbe Currency to-day
appointed Mr. Jopb Q. Helm, receiver of f
tbc First National Sank of South Bend,
Wash , whirl suspended payment August
18. 1895t ,.
COLLEGE OYS TRAPPED
Baich and Day Under Arrest in
WILL BE BBOUGHT HEEE
When Arrested trio Sharpers Were
Plying Tbelr Bogus Cbeck Game
and Had Tried to Victimize Several
Hotel-3 Snld to lie Deserters From
George L. Day and Henry K. Balch, the
two young Dartmouth (Mass.) men, an
account of whose swindling operations
In tbls city was printed exclusively In
Tbe Morning Times several days ago, and
for whom tbe local detective force has been
on tbe lookout for several days past, were
arrested In Baltimore last night. They
were locked up at tbe central station in
tbat city. -
Detective Boyd, of tbe local detective
bureau, bas a warrant for both men, sworn
out by David Currier, a clerk In tbe War
Department, from whom tbe men obtained
$100 on a forged check.
As soon as tbe account of the fraudulent
schemes ot tbe two was published In The
Times, tbey made their escape from tbe
city, and a day or two after they had left
the warrant was sworn out by Mr. Cur
rier. Thursday a young man was ar
rested at Washington Junction who was
thought to be one of tbem, and Detective
Boyd, accompanied by tbe victim of tbe
sharpers, went down to see him. He proved
to be some one else, however, and was re
leased. THEr LEFT A TRAIL.
Tbe Journey was not altogether fruit
less, for this swindling pair bad beta over
tbe road before tbe officer and left a trail.
They beat tbe conductor out of railroad
fare. They beat hotels all along the road.
and succeeded In getting rid of another
bogus check for $25 at Washington Junc
tion. Boyd also learned tbat tbe men
were deserters from the Regular Army,
and tbat a standing reward of $60 was
offered for tbe capture of each.
The swindling operations of tbe two
are said to extend from Maine to Florida.
Tbelr families are very respectable and
wealthy people, wltb a wlds acquaintance
all over the country, and the two swindled
none but friends or relatives ot tbe fam
ily. Mr. Currier, from whom they ob
tained $100, Is a relative by marriage ot
Several days ago Bergt. Scblelgb, ot
Baltimore, received information tbat two
neatiy-dressed yocng men, without bag
gage, had registered at the Hotel Staf
ford, tbat city. After remaining there a
few days tbelr bill was presented, and
tbey offered In payment a cbeck on tbe
Columbia National Bank of Washington
for $25, signed by William McDonald.
The check was refused, and tbe men left
tbe Stafford and went to tbe Altamont.
There tbey offered another cbeck, wblcb
was also refused , and tbey went from there
to tbe Grand Central, wbere tbe operation
was repeated. ..
AB SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS. '
Bergt. Bcblelgh then grew sutpiolous and
bad tbe men arrested When they "were"
searched at tbe station a number-of cheeks
ranging from $25 to $50 orT different
banks throughout tbe country were found
on tbem, bat" they bad no money. Several
hotel keys, one for the CentraT. Hotel at
Frederick, Md , were found in tbelr pockets.
Folios Headquarters was notified tbls
morning tbat tbe mefr -were arrested in
Baltimore, and Detective Boyd left at
once for tbat city. If the authorities there
have no good case against tbem tbey -will
be brought back here to answer-to tbe
vwuijcvi 1U1S1J. -"3' -
-tjUtbe families -of both men"are?Tery
Influential: It -is thought nrohahlv.th'At
an effort win be made to settle matters "oii
Dr. Chauncey Depew.
RANSOM OUT IH THE COLD
His Appointment Declared to Be a
Violation of Law.
Acting AtKM-Bey General Decide
Tbat It'coufCctsTIth Section
2 ot tbe Constitution.
As told exclusively in to-day's Morning
Times, tbe Mexico mWJon was yesterday
practically declared vaiant.by a decision
ot Acting Attorney General Conrad.
Minister Rantona fccumbcncy was de
clared to be contrary to tbe Constitution and
Acting Attorney General Conrad sustained
the action of Mr. Thomas Holcomb, Auditor
of the Treasury , for tbe Btate Department,
in declining to pass favorably upon Mr.
Hansom's vouchers for r alary and expenses
Tbe decision was based on a question
raised by Auditor Holcomb as to tbe legality
of Mr. Hansom's appolutment. In view of
sec 2, article 6, of tec Constitution, which
declares tbat "no Senator or Representa
tive shall, during tbe time for whlcb be
was elected, be appointed to any civil
office under tbe authority of the United
States wblcb shall have been created, or
tho emolutious whereof shall have been in
creased drulng such time."
This provision apparently fitted tbe case
of Mr. Hansom, for he was nominated by
President Cleveland and confirmed by the
Senate before his "term of office as Sena
tor from North Carolina bad expired, and
during tbal term the salary of the Mexican
mission had been increased from $12,500
to $17,500 per year.
It is believed tbat President Cleveland
will, upon being officially notified or the
condition ot affairs, reappoint Mr. Ran
som to tbe office, whlcb nearly every Sen
ator united In asking him to do last win
ter, but up to tbls time no Intimation to
that effect has been received in this city.
Mr. A. A. Adee, tbe Acting Secretary of
State, declined to say anything this morn
ing about tbe Bansom decision. He was
asked if tbe opinion ef tbe Acting Attorney
-General would be given out by tbe State
Department, and answered tbat be would
prefer to let Mr. Olney, who la at Falm outh,
Mass., answer all questions of tbat class.
It Is probable tbat the text ot the opinion
will be made public as soon as a copy ot It
can reach Mr. Bansom at Weldon, N. C.
Tbe Treasury Department records show
tbat ex-Senator Bansom has drawn in salary-
and expenses as Minister to Mexico
about. $3,000, ot wblcb $4,275 was for
salary to June I. Tne last payment made
to him was on Jons 23 for $1,490, wblcb
Included bis Mar salary.
Now tbat the legal phase of the case bas
been settled adversely to Mr. Bansom,
Auditor Holcomb, who is responsible for
all moneys wrongfully paid through bis
otfios, . will, following bis usual custom,
in-case Mr. Bansom Is reappointed, with
hold bis salary until tbe accumulation equals
the amount wrongfully, paid him.
Tbls only, of conns, in case Mr. Bansom
does not stralslrUnout tbe matter by re
turning all tbe money heretofore paid him
aad appeal to Congress'for tbe payment of
the salary thus returned.
r Liability ;ot Steamablps.
Berlin, Aug. 17. The- government bas
Issued. rescript which has an Important
bearing on the business of the North German
Lloyd and Hambiirg-Amerlcan Steamship
Companies? Tbe rescript, orders tbat tbe
companies shall be jointly liable to re
fund to tbe governmental! expenses entail
ed upon through the rejection by the
United. States ot enJigrants carried by
these lines, ocby. emigrants to whom the
companies have.sold' tickets who are left
destitute while enfone to the ports ot
embarkation 8jj J .
ii Tm trim i
Vienna?- Auc'-'i-ii.i-i-Arcbduke Franz,
nephew oUBmperorFnpcls Joseph and heir
Is suffering f ronirsnfti"n of tbe lungs.
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la.in cnucai-OBSGBBoa. xio is apiiung
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MING SWIFT REVENGE
Eckington Road Dismisses Two
More Old Employes.
THEY ABE BOTH UNHW MEH"
Conductors Slswon and Relcbard Pay
tbe Penalty of Having Helped to
Organize tbe Employes ot Tbat Sys
tem TUelr $25 Deposits Withheld
Oil Account of Hed Tape.
The Eckington Railroad Company again
vented Its spleen against organized labor
to-day. The victims were H . C. Bissoo and
O. B. BIcbards both conductors and, old
employes of the road.
As Is tbe custom of the road, no explana
tion of tbelr discharge was given tbe men.
Neither did. they receive notice that their
serrlces would bo no longer needed by the
trolley company until they reported for
duty this morning Both men went to
work as usual for the early run and found
their names posted on tbc blackboard as
discharged. An Investigation of the case
by a Times reporter leaves little doubt
tbat their dismissal was in line with tbe
policy of tbc road to get rid as soon as possi
ble of all employes who are suspected of be
lnginsympathy with tbe union.
A 8 far as can be learned, both Sisson and
Richard hae been faithful employes, and
hate never during their connection wltb
tbe Eckington road bad complaint lodged
against them for neglect ot duty or violation
WEBE UNION OBGANIZEBS.
They claim they have never been "set
up," but indications are that while tbey
have obeyed to the letter the printed rules
and regulations, tbey have violated the
great primary law of the company In being
insympathyand members ottbe union.
Both Sisson and Richard were active
in the effort to organize the Eckington
employes The formerlias been oatheroad
for about a year. Blcbard has been cm
ployed about seven months.
YV ben the effort to organize the Ecking
ton employes was made tbey actively
pushed the project, and did noble mission
ary work In its behalf. Tbls seems to be
tbelr offense, and a little glance at the
history of the road for the past few weeks
ludicates tbat their dlsuurge is in pursu
ance of a well-defined policy to get rid
of the union men.
When tbe attempt to organize tbe men
employed by the road was made tbere were
five active spirits in it. Two of tbesa were
Sisson and "BIcbards, wbo paid the penalty
to-day. Two more were Green and Haner,
and last week, as told In Tbe Times of tbe
date on wblcb it occurred, tbey were sum
marily removed, with no more explanation
as to the reason than was vouchsafed thelr
. Four out of five is a pretty good record.
and tbe fact tbat all of the dismissed men
were union organizers Is, to say the least,
REFUSED THEIB DlPOBrP,
Sisson and Richards bays anothtr griev
ance, which they say tbey W.D1 right through
tbe courts. As la tbe case In all railroads,
the conductors are required to make a de
posit of $25 to cover .their change and
tickets, and as a guarantee ot good faith
in the discharge of their duties. Sisson and
Richards, when they secured the blackboard
notice of dismissal, presented themselves
at the main office and tendered their re
ceipts for the $25.
They 'asked for their money, bat Mr. Gray
informed them that the receipts were use
less unless O. K'ed by Mr. Robert I. Todd,
tbe superintendent, and tbat they would
have to get tbat official to place bis signa
ture to tbe paper. Tbe men argued that
tbey had no desire to bunt up Mr. Todd, who
is a wlU-o'-Vlie-wisp, and bard to find at any
ne. Furthermore, they thought It was an
injustice to be put to tbe inconvenience and
To this Mr. Gray, the men ray, replied
very brusquely, and told them tbey could
whistle for their money unless they complied
with bis directions.
Both Sisson and Richards were seen by
a Times reporter to-day.
"We have had good records on the road."
said the former. "I have not bad a single
complaint lodged against me, so far as I
Richards declared that be also was minus
a single complaint, and both men aver tbat
it is tbe animosity of the Eckington road to
union men that caused their dipmtqqM.
NIAGARA FALLS POWER.
Wheels Are Almost Heady to Begin
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 17. L. B.
StiliweU, of Pittsburg, chief engineer of
tho Westinghouse Electric Company, who
arrived at tbe Falls yesterday, says that
both of tho 5,000 horsepower dynamos In
the power house of the Cataract Construc
tion Company have been tested, and the
result Is very satisfactory. There has been
no trouble with the dynamos, be said.
The delays have been caused by some
troublo with the bearings, which bad
been rectified. Both tbe dynamos have
been run u pto 250 revolutions, and they
have developed considerably more than
5,000 horsepower each.
The large bus bars arrived Thursday and
It Is the placing ot these and tbe completion
of the switch-board which has brought tbe
chief engineer to Niagara Fallr. Bus
bars are apparatus used as electrical reser-
oirs, from which tbe current Is distributed.
These will provide for the capacity of Ih e
Mr. Stillwell said tbat everything was
about ready to turn on the power and send
tbe electricity through tbe cables. It is
understood tbat an Important meeting of
the power company will bo held to-day,
when tlie question of when the company
will be able to turn on the power for com
merclal purposes may be decided upon
SWELL FISHING PARTY.
Distinguished National Officials After
Bangor, Me , Aug. 17 A fishing party
tbat went to Green Lake yesterday for
landlocked salmon consisted of Chief Jus
tice Fuller, Secretary of War Lamont,
Lieut. Gen. John M. Schofkld, Chief Jus
tice John A. Peters, and Jew ,cc Andrew
P. 'Uiswcll, of the Maine sup -erne court;
Hon. Frank Jones and Hon. I rank Chris
tie, of Portsmouth, N, H.; Senator Eugene
Hale and Dr. W. M. Haines, of Ellsworth:
W. H. Lawrence, ot Sorrento, and Capt.
Frank G. Aroy, of Brewer. The party
did cot secure many fish.
Lieut. Gen. and Mrs. Scbofield, wltb a
party of women friends, arc touring Maine
In a private car belonging to the president
of the Chicago , Bu rlicgton and Quincy Ball
road. From Bar Harbor they will go to
BAG A LEX DIVOnCE CASE.
Judge Cole Declines to C-mpel Ali
After hearing the prayers of counsel In
In tbe suit for divorce of Olga P. Baga
ley against Waterman P. Bagaley, Judge
Cole this monlag" decided not to grant the
complainant tbe alimony fees for which
she asked on the ground that tbe bus
band was unable to pay tbem.
Since the inauguration of tbe suit tbe
parties to It have gained no little notoriety.
Tbe wife was tbe daughter of an Italian
count, and was wedded to berbusband while
tbe latter was touring through Switzer
land over a dozen years ago. Mr. Baga
ley comes from a well-known family In
It bas been his endeavor all along to
prevent his wife from getting a divorce
on the peculiar grounds that she Is not
married to him, for he was, unknown to
himself, undlvorced from his first wife In
this city -at the time of tbe marriage.
Some months ago he was sent to St.
Elizabeth's tor treatment for tbe opium
habit Since the suit has been pending
he has created no small amount of ex
citement" by drawing a revolver, it is said,
on tbe clerk of his wife's lawyer in Nelson's
saloon. After this Mr. Bagaley was sent
back to St. Elizabeth's from where he was
released two weeks ago.
The court also to day appointed Capt.
Hans Pfiffer, of Lucerne, Switzerland, to
take the testimony ot Dr. J. E. Weldel.
Mr. Bagaley, it is understood, expects to
prove by Dr. Weidel, who Is an attorney,
tbat the wife signed an agreement about
two years ago before bim condoning ail
prior alleged offences of her husband.
Several Chinese Murderer In Govern
Hong Kong, Aug. 17. Mr. B, W. Mans
field, acting British consul at Foo Chow,
and Mi J. Courtney Uixon, tbe United
States consul at tbc same place; Ensign
Waldo Evans , of tbe American warship De
troit, ai fl the other members ot the com
mission appointed to Investigate Into tbe
niass.iecr of missionaries at KucUeng , have
arrived at that place.
A number ot important arrests have al
ready been made In connection wltb tbc
outrages Tbe natives at Kucbecg are
qult, but considerable-alarm was created
among tbem by tbe arrival of tbe com
mittee and iu escort of 100 Chinese braves.
Fifteen Stories Higb.
Ban Francisco, Aug. 17. An imposing
structure ot fifteen stories is to be erected
in tbls city shortly. It will be the new
borne ot the Call, and will cost over holt
a million dollars.
Government Receipts. ,
The receipts from Internal revenue to-day
were $430,075; from customs, $718,749,
and miscellaneous, $66,794. Tbe national
bank notes received to-day for redemption
amounted to $39l',420.
Russian Consul Recognized.
Tbe Presldnet bas recognized William
B. Tucker as vice consul of Bussia for the
port of Philadelphia.
Mr. Reulck Goea Anny.
Mr. Edward I. Bentck, cblef clerk ot the
Btate Department, and Mrs. Benlek left
Washington to-day for Cape May, N. J.
Clmrohi Struck by Lightning.
Detroit, Mich,, Aug. 17. During e. tuna
derstormabout noon to-day lightning struck
tbc United Presbyterian Church, In process
of erection at tbe comer ot Grand Blver
and Alexandria avenues , killing one ot tbe
worlunei. and Injuring bait a dozen otters
more or less seriously.
COLE SUSTAINS THE UN
Police Court May Punish Crui
to Animals. .
DECISION IN.DUGAN'S OASB
Ho "Was Fluod for Excesnlve Drtv
Jus and Appealed From tbe
Lower Curt on tbe Ground That
tlio Act Was Invalid Effect ol
Judge Colo this morning di'misred tbe
application of John Dugan, arrested by
Humane Officer Babbitt for overworking
a horse, for a writ of habeas corpus from
tbc poiico court, and remanded tho peti
tioner to the custody of police court
Mr. Andrew A. Lipscomb, Mr. Dugan's
attorney, noted an appeal, wb'ca was
granted. Bond was continued at $t00, and
Mr. Wasblngtou Nailor was retained as
surety. The care will be beard before th
court of appeals next fall. Tbc outcome
of this case will be interesting, as estab
lishing the validity of tbe law under whlcb
tbe humane society operates.
Mr. Dugan was arrcEtcd several days
ago by tbe humane officer for overdriving
a valuable horse on a trial track at
Brlghtwoodr- It was claimed tbat bs
raced the animal until It was thoroughly
exhausted, when be caused it to be run
He was taken before tbe police court
bench under the authority of an act of
tbe legislative assembly of August, 1871,
An appeal for a writ ot habeas corpus
was made and argued by Mr. Lipscomb
for Mr. Dugan apd Attorney for the District
Thomas in support of tbc act before Judge
Cole Mr. Dugau's counsel contended tbat
the assembly Lad no right to pass the act
and that it was void by reason of Its
allowing an unreasonable punlshnsent to ba
iutlicU-u. Tbe act provided tor a tenteuca
not exceeding one year in Jail or a tine not
in excess of $250, in default of wblcb
another year could be added.
Mr. Lipscomb asserted that the mean
iLg of this was that as high as two years
in jail could be git en a man for driving a
horse to excess.
In the delivery of bis opinion Judge Coif
"The power of the legislative asemblj
Continued on Second Pago.
Qood Times Corner.
Woocsocket, B. L, Aug. 17. The Woon
socket Machine and Press Company vol
untarily restored the cut ot 10 per cent'
made In 1S03 to Its 300 employes. An ad
vance of 5 per cent was made three months
ago, and the announcement of a similar
advance was made yesterday.
Beading, Aug 17 Notices have been
posted at J. H. Sternbcrgh &. Son's bolt and
cut works announcing an Increase in
wages In all departments It ranges from
5 to 10 per cent, and in the cose ot tin
bolt and cut makers amounts to an advancs
of fifteen and twenty cents per day. Mr,
Sternbergh, the senior member of the flrm
said the advance was due to better feellcf
In tbe iron business, and tbat it was only
right that tho men should receive som(
benefit ot the revival.
After a suspension of two years the Sey
fert rolling mills will be put In operation
on Monday next wltb a full complement
of men, numbering 400. Tbe mill was
thoroughly remodeled and improved,
most important change having been tbjt
remodeling of tbe draft beating furnaces
to tbe very latest blast furnaces. Tbe mil)
Is cow capable ot- producing 100 tons ot
finished material daily, having eight
doable puddling furnaces and five heating
Tbe Keystone furnace, now under tha
management of tbe Beading Iron Com.
pany, was placed la blast yesterday, owlojs
to Increase In business, principally in the
manufacture of welded pipe for tbe fop
eign trade. Tbe Keystone furnace bas a
capacity ot 600 tons of pig Iron weekly.
At present every department of the Bead
lug Iron Company is running on full tims.
Sbamokln.Pa., Aug. 17. The Union Coal
Company has started the Hickory Bldgc and
Hlokory Swamp mines on full time,
affecting 900 men and boys. .All the other
mines in the Shamokin coal fields wllialso
work full time this month.
Cleveland, Ohio, Abg. 17. A general
advance In wages has been granted tha
wire drawers at the Cleveland rolling
mill, ranging from 5 to 10 per cent.
New Tor.k, Aug. 17. Leopold Schwartr,
tbe leader ot the Children's Jacket-Makers-Union,
formerly declared last night that
the strike was over and that the contract
ors had accededTRythe terms demanded by
tbe strikers and bad furnished the re
quired bonds, More than 3,000 men and
women will resume work In 250 shops at
Laporte, Ind., Aug. 17. The Haskell
and Baker Car Company, at Michigan City,
employing 1,000 men, has given official
notice ot an advance of lOpercentin wgcs.
The advance dates from July 1.
Foughkeepsie, N. X., Aug. 17. The
Phonlx horse shoe works, the largest
manufactory ot the kind In tbls rectlon,
which has bea running on sbort tune all
summer, will reramo work In every depart
ment on Monday, starting up some "trains"
whlcb hae not been operated for many
years. The company also owns a big fac
tory at Joliet, 111., which will also start
work on lull Urns Monday. J
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