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THE EVENING TIMES has . later
news, elves fuller -accounts, has
more local news. Is more up-to-date
than anyother evening newspaper
published In Washington.
VOL. 2. ISO. 512.
Telegraphic News Supplied toy the Exclusive Service of the United Press and Bennett Cables, Supplemented by the
Associated Press and Special Correspondents More than twice what other local newspapers have.
2d and Florida Ave. N. E.
Don't Miss It.
The ' 'Oldest Inhabitant"
cannot remember when flour,
feed and coal were so cheap.
BARGAINS FOR MONDAY,
For cash, at Elevator; cart
for a barrel of "Uncle
Sam," "The Best of
Them All," "Without
an Equal." A high
grade of flour that
pleases every one.
a bushel for old Mixed
for Shelled Corn.
for Family Meal.
a bushel for Yellow
per hundred for bran.
per ton for Cumber
per ton for free-burn-i
ins: White Ash Coal.
HAY 70 cents and upward.
B SsPB FStWll wtfvis
2d and Florida Ave. N. E.
TWO DESPERATE XEGROES.
Hold Up a Fruit Peddler and Resisted
A bold attempt to rob Gus Haas, a fruit
bawkcr, was made by two desperate ne
groes oil Maryland avenue, between Tliir
teeutk and Fourteenth streets northeast,
about G o'clock last evening, liaas was
proceeding along the thoroughfare with
liis wagon when he was approached by John
Ehorniau and Charles Quails, young negro
They attempted to raid the fruit with
which it was loaded. Quails had a long
club, and brandished it threateningly over
Haat' head. The huckster yelled for the
police, and the cry was heard by Police
nia.ii Bradley, of the Ninth precinct. The
officer came running.
"The whole police force can't take me,"
shouted Quails, as he raised his club to
The officer was too quick for the fellow,
however. He swung his baton, and the
next instant it descended upon Qualll's
head, sending him sprawling into the gut
ter, with a long gash across his scalp.
Then the single policeman took both men
to No. 9 and locked them up after the
wound on Quail's head had been dressed by
The Ninth preoinct police say both man
are desperadoes, especially when under the
influence of liquor, as was the case yes
terday. Sherman was released from jail
only about two weeks ago, where he
served a eleven months and twenty-nine
SHE MAY BE A MURDERESS.
Aiinio "Wallace Perhaps Fatally In
Jurod Ruehel Johnson witliaBot tie
Rachel Johnson, a young colored woman,
was seriously cut about the left temple
about 1 o'clock this morning at Uic cor
ner of Pierce and F streets southwest.
Bbe was carried to the Emergency Hos
pital in No. 4 patrol wagon. The temporal
artery was severed, making a gash about
an inch deep, as the result of an assault,
6he said, by another colored woman named
Annie "Wallace, with a beer bottle.
The wounds will probably result fatally.
The "Wallace woman was not arrested.
Policeman Cof finandtbeDog.
Follocniau Coffin had an exciting expe
rience at C o'clock last evening with a
mad-dog in the back yard of lioufcc No. 52G
Ninth street southwest. The inmates of
the houfce locked all their doors and bolted
their windows. The policeman climbed
over a sovou-foot fence to get at the rabid
animal , which was snapping at everything
In tight. The dog charged upon Coffin
several times. It required three shot8
from his revolver to lay the animal low.
Charged with Indecent Exposure.
"William Hays, a colored Methodist
preacher, who is a well-known character
around Bladen's alley, was arrested at
the corner of Seventh and P streets north
west about 11 o'clock last evening, by
Officers Gibson and Auldridge and locked
up in No. & station charged with indecent
Lehigh Coal Dumps
But some of the
Wants Reparation for Arrest of
an American Citizen.
Government There Thinks Great Brit
ain and ThlH Country Are Acting
Together Some of the Alleged Sus
picious Circumstances Royalists
Think it Means End of the Republic.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 10. The following
Honolulu advice, under date of August
1, have been received here per steamship
On the 21st ult. United States Minister
"Willis sent to this government a request
for reparation to be made to one James
Dnreell, an American citizen, on account
of his causeless arrest and ijmprisonment
during the prevalency of martial law last
He claims that the man was arrested
without cause; that he had done nothing
against the Hawaiian government; that he
had never encouraged rebellion; and that
he was discharged without trial seven
weeks afterwards. Accompanying the let
ter was Mr. Dureell's affidavit, ne claims
Marshal Hitchcock has been compiling
the evidence on record in his office against
Dureell, but declined to slate the nature of
it He stated, however, that his report
would show that the evidence against Bu
reell was abundant and would fully satisfy
the American people that he was properly
arrested and confined. He said thatDureell
was three-fourths American Indian and
one-fourth negro, having kinky hair.
The marshal added that the affidavit
contained false Etatements about the diet
and treatment in the prison, as well -aa
being untrue about the complainant's in
nocence of treasonable language. It is
otherwise learned that from the time of
his arrival here Dureell, like a majority
of colored men, became a sympathizer with
royalists, and latterly fell particularly
under suspicion as being engaged in the
conspiracy, which culmiuated in the in
surrection of Jauuary, when, after the
outbreak, martial law was proclaimed,
and all persons strongly euspected of active
complicity , were arrested. Dureell was one
of the first, the evidence against him
being especially btrong.
MEANING OF THIS MOVE.
The government is viewing this action
of Mr. "Willis' with serious apprehension.
They fear that it indicates active hostility
toward them on the part of the American
administration, and that it is designed to
encourage and lead the way to a series
of similar demands from Great Britain and
perhaps other powers, which would be
distressing and perhaps ruinous to this
government to comply with.
It is felt by them to be a singular thing
that the American minister should, after
nearly four months of silence, suddenly
present Mich a demand, which thus comes
in the uaturc of a surprise. They alEO feel
that It indicates in the administration a
disposition to take up and urge against
for some reason not expressed. They feel
the motive of this action to bo the con
tinued hostility, which, they hold, tho
President has in to many ways manifested
toward the government.
A person in the special confidence of the
govenment explained about six, weeksago to
the writer his distinct expectation that
the administration were preparing to act
in concert with Great Britain in pressing
toy force a series of demands for damages
for tho treatment of their citizens under
One reason for believing in such con
certed action was the fact that when the
two governments last February made simul
taneous demands for the suspension of the
death sentence, precisely, the same form
of words used by both Mr. Gresham and
Lord Kimborly, showing that they were
acting In concert.
"WHAT ROYALISTS. THINE
Tho sole Royalist dally, the Independ
ent, at once interpreted the demand of
Mr. "Willis as intended to dispell the il
lusion that tho United States would hold
out protecting powers when other powers
enforced their demands on Hawaii.
That paper is jubilant and regards this
WASHINGTON, B. C, SUNDAY MOENXNGr, ATJGMJST
little local boys
demand as "the thin end of the wedge,
which is to rend the republic." It is an
established belief among the supporters of
tho government that the royalist6arealways
correct in their assertions as to the inten
tions of tho administration, having special
means of information.
Hon. W. L. Castle, the new minister to
tho United States, was a passenger on the
"Warrimoo. On the same steamer Is Major
James H. Wodehouse, with Mrs. "Wodehouse,
Minister "Wodehouse represented the British
government at the Hawaiian court for over
twenty-five years with great credit. He
was, however, strongly opposed to the revo
lution and made himself obnoxious to the
provisional government who came to regard
the British legation as a chief center of.
Those unfriendly relations of the late
minister have just lxen emphasized by the
refusal of Foreign Minister F. M. Hatch,
this week, to permit Mr. and Mrs. "Wode
house a parting interview with the ex
SHE RAN THE BLOCKADE
Steamer Woodall Carries Arms to
Almost Caught toy a Spanish Gun
Hoat tout tho Cargo "Was Safely
Landed with Many Volunteers.
Baltimore, Aug. 10. An American seaman
is responsible for the statement that the
American steamer "Woodall, which sailed
from this port July 10, ostensibly for
Progresso, Mexico, successfully ran the
blockade of revenue cutters and war ships
and landed men and ammunition on Cuban
shores in tho interest of the revolutionists.
Seven seamen, members of the crew of
tho "Woodall, were discharged in New Or
leans a few days ago and arrived in Balti
more to-day. One of tho number, stated
to-day that tho "Woodall lauded IDS men
and a largo quantity of dynamite, rifles,
revolvers and ammunition near Havana,
Cuba, which were taken aboard off Florida.
His statement is as follows:
"Tho steamer burned hard coal on her
run down the American coast, making
it impossible for a Spanish man-o'-war to
see her smoke at any distance. At night
sho burned no lights, the side, head, and
engine-room lights being extinguished and
a shade put over the compass light.
"At Fnnqucray we took aboard from the
shore in the ship's boats and from, a
schooner which had sailed from Key
"West and came alongside tho Woodall,
153 men. The ammunition brought aboard
amounted to 600 pounds of dynamite, G00
Remington rifles, 200 six-chambered re
volvers, 200 cutlasses, and 253,000 rounds
"Capt. Hudson Eeemed afraid to land
on Cuban soil and ran his vessel back and
forth along- tho island for ten days until
tho water In fifteen barrels gave out.
"Shortly after we left tho island a
Spanish warship put in there in search
"After this Capt. Hudson steamed direct
for Cuba and dropped anchor about 11
o'clock at night off a vilkiso forty-five miles
from Hnvana. Ditcmbarking began im
mediately. Every man was armed with a
rifle, a cutlass, and many rounds of am
munition. Tho steamer's three boats , one
of which held forty men, carried tho 153
men and the ammunition from the steamer
to tho store. All had been landed by 4
a. m., when the "Woodall 6teamed away
in tho darkness for Progresso."
Police Stopped tbo Output of "Words.
The open-air silver meeting at the corner
of Seventh street and Pennsylvania avenue
northwest, last evening, was broken up
by Policeman Elliott, of the Sixth pre
cinct, who taid only religious meetings
would be allowed on that corner. Maj.
I. M. Blood and the other silverites present
were indignant, and say they will pro
ceed against the police to-morrow.
DEATHS OF A DAT.
"Wilkcsbarre, Pa., Aug. 10. Dr. Rceso
Davies, ono of "Wilkesbarre's most promi
nent physicians, died to-day, aged sixty
two years. He was a brother of ex-Gov:
Davies, of Bradford county.
San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 10. W. B.
"Wright, a wealthy and prominent citi
zen, died here to-day. He was a member;
of tho first Confederate congress and
afterward a major on tho staff of Jeffer
"Find the Latest In The Evening
THE BIG BOYS ARE GLAD.
don't like to have The Evening Times play in
All EiOPE IS WAITING
Great Britain to fflove in the
Late Chinese Outrages,
THIS COUNTRY'S ACTION
United States TJrged'to Join England.
Meeting of the .Now House of Com
mons Next "Week Gludstono Tuk
ing a Deep Interest in Armenian
Affairs McCarthy'! Plea
(Special Cable Letter. Copyrighted, 1895,
by the Associated Press.)
London, 'Aug, 10 The main features
of the world of "politics during the post
week have been the massacres at Ku
Cbong, Mr. Gladstone's speech and Ar
menia, the celebration of the victories
of the Germans during the winter of 1870
71 against France, and Mr. Justin M(
Carthy's appeal for harmony among the
Irish members of Parliament.
The Ku Cheng massacres are now at
tracting the earnest attention of all Eu
rope. The Pope is said to have written
to Emperor "William asking him to take
the Catholic missions iu China under his
protection. Great Britain and the United
States are being urged to take immediate
and prompt action in the case, and some
interesting developments arc expected
The utterances of Mr. Gladstone have
been both praised aud condemned by the
press, and in brief arc regarded as a
slap at Lord Kosebery and as a pat on
the back for Lord Salisbury.
FRANCE NOT PLEASED.
The enthusiastic manner in which the
German victories over the French during
the war of 1870-71 are being celebrated, i3
not meeting with approbation in France, as
might be expected, and is bringing many
a frown from the French press.
Mr. Justin McCarthy's "appeal for har
mony," is not likely to bring about the de
sired result according to well-informed
Irishmen as he wound it up with a hot at
tack on Mr. T. M. Healy, which is hardly
calculated to restore harmony in the rauks
of the Irish national party.
The proceedings in the Douse of Com
mons on Monday next are not likely to be
prolonged and will be probably confined
exclusively to tho election of a speaker.
Both Houses met at 2 o'clock in tho after
Tiie Commoners led by the clerk of the
House of Commons, will repair to the House
of Lords, where they will hear the royal
commission read. On returning to the
House of Common's the ceremony of the
election of the speaker will occur and the
House will adjourn until Tuesday.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be devoted
to swearing in the members of the House
of Commons and tbe'Quccu's speech will be
read on Thursday
In tho Independent; Labor party report on
tho recent elections, Secretary Tom Mann
states that the members of that party are
more than satisfied with the result of the
elections. The Labor party was only
founded in 1893, and yet it got an aggre
gate vote of .14.32L This is declared to
bo a splendid beginuing.
Rov. George C. Lorimer, D. D., of Boston,
Mass'., pastor of Trcmont Temple, who is
now in this city on a visit, and who Is well
known throughout New England, was in
vited to lunch with Mr. Gladstone, who in--Vited
his visitor to accompany him to tho
Armenian meeting at Chester on Tuesday
After tho luncheon Dr. Lorimer had a
1 couple, of hours' conversation with Mr. Glad
stone in tho latter's library. They dis
cussed the various aspects of the Armenian
question, Mr. Gladstone laying the greatest
weight u'pontbe co-operation of the United
States In the matter. Mr. Gladstone said:
"I am desirous to havo America specially
interested in tho work of Armenian re
form. WhenovefiEngland has had dealings
with tho 'Sultan he Ottoman government
thinks itisactuated by some ulterior motive.
But, America occupies so independent a
position and is so far removed from tho
Beat' of European politics that its publio
opinions will baya great influence in the
East." " "- ,
"Find the Latest In Tho Evening
11, 1895. TWENTY PAGES.
NEARLY ALL BURNED DOWN
Lockport Barely Escapes Being
Wiped Out by Fire,
Twenty-two BulldtngH Destroyed at a
Loss of a Qimrter Million Dollars.
Two Men Injured.
Lockport, III., Aug. 10. This town of
3,000 people on tho drainage canal, five
miles from Joliet, had a narrow escape from
destruction by flame to-day. The loss is
Two engines and two hose-carts, which
weresent by the Chicago fire departmental
noon in response to urgent appeals for help,
a chemical engine and hose-cart from Joilet
aud an engine from Lemontsaved the whole
town from being in ashes to-night. Lock
port has uo water power or apparatus ade
quate to subdue the flames.
One-half the business buildings of the
town were consumed. The city hall and
records, the post-office and contents, the
Chicago & Alton Railroad depot and freight
house and the telephone exchange were
burned. The fire started at 10:30 o'clock
iu the Phoenix newspaper and printing
bulldiug, owned by Mayor Lem McDonald.
A tinner on thcroof dropped a firebox.
At 3:15 the fighting forces had tho blaze
under control, an hour after tho arrival of
the Chicago apparatus from a run of 32
"With the exception of one store a whole
block of tho best business places on Ninth,
Tenth, State, and Hamilton streets was
burned to the ground twenty-two build
ings in all. Tho insurance is about two
thirds. Two men were hurt by falling walls.
Harry Dose broke his ami and wins badly
bruised, and Lowell Sillman was struck
on the head by bricks, Both of them were
firemen. The largest single loss is in the
buning of the schoolhouse, which cost
The Phoenix building, McDonald Theater,
and Knights of Pythias building were
also burned. Tiie flames spread so fast
that the post-office employes had to flee
for their lives without saving anything.
CHARGED "WITH MURDER.
Detectives Think They Have the Tol
soner of Miss Knapp.
"Wcllsboro, Pa., Aug. 10. At 10 o'clock
last night Mrs. Charlotte Howell, of Tioga,
a good-looking woman, about twenty-seven
years of age, was lodged in jail here charged
with the murder of Miss Libbic Knapp at
Tioga, on May 20, last.
Two detectives from New York have
been working on tho case for six weeks and
it is believed that they secured evidence
enough to convict Mrs. Howell of tho
crime. Her examination is to take place
Miss Knapp died under mysterious cir
cumstances. She retired at night in usual
health and awoke in great pain and died
twelve hours later. She stoutly affirmed
before her death that she had been pois
oned, and so the coroner's jury decided.
Miss Knapp had been living with the
Ho wells and it is believed that Mrs.
Howell became jealous of her. it is said
that the detectives have some evidences to
show that Howell's first wife died under
simitar circumstances a few years ago and
that his young f on also died f uddenly, both
deaths resulting from poisoning.
ATTACKED BY BANDITS.
Mexican Family lias a Harsh Experi
ence with Eight iHototoers.
City of Aiexico, Aug. 10. While tho
family of Mr., Grcgcrio Jimincz was sleep
ing at midnight on the Gth instant in Uic
town of Chilolopa, near Tcxcco, the house
was attacked by eight bandits. Jiminez
aroused by the demonstration outside the
house took his pistol and went to tho door
to sec what was tho matter.
Meanwhile all tho family had awakened
and accompanied Jiminez to tho door,
which, being opened, was found to be sur
rounded by bandits, who rushed upon
Jiminez with machetes, cutting him se
verely in tho knee. He stood by bis post
and began firing upon his assailants who
returned tho fire.
Jiminez's sister was shot through tho
arm, and his brother cut down with
machetes. Mounted police, hearing the fir
ing, came riding up and the bandits fled.
Mrs. Carroll's Money Stolon.
Two white men entered the house of
Mrs. Carrol, No. 469 L street southwest,
last night, took her trunk to the wood
shed, aud rifled it of $f ' eu fled through
ED E? CH3HES!
Wife of a Missionary Mutilated
and Then Murdered.
BABY STEWAET IS DEAD
"Was tbo Eleventh Victim of theMas
Micreat II wa Sam; American "War
ship Detroit Hurrying to the Aid
ot Those Still Living Foo Chow
Completely Cut Of! from Peking.
New York, Aug. 10. The "World win
print to-morrow the following special cable
gram: FooChow.China, Aug. 10. Baby Stewart
is dead, the eleventh victim of the massa
cre of missionaries by the Chinese at
One of the murderers of the Stewarts
has been caught, and confesses that they
cut off the hands and head of the wife.
Mrs. Stewart was frenzied and fought till
hacked to pieces.
FOO CHO"W CUT OFF.
Foo Chow is cut off from Peking.
The Chinese say the telegraph lines are
blocked north of the Yang-tse River.
The American warship Detroit is coming.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Aug. 10. Presi
dent Cleveland stated to-day that he had
heard nothing yet of the cable which it
was reported had been sent him by the
Americans in Shanghai asking protection
for the missionaries. The President spent
the day on his new yacht.
The Navy Department yesterday after
noou received a cablegram announcing
that Commander Newell had sailed from
Shanghai with the Detroit for Foo Chow.
Foo Chow is about 400 miles south of
Shanghai, and is the nearest seaport to
the scene ot the rioting at Hwa Sang and
Inghok. Hwa Sang is about 175 raUes
from Foo Chow, and Ingofc about 50
The dispatching of the Detroit to Foo
Chow was construed at the State and
Navy departments to mean that both
Minister Deuby and Admiral Carpenter,
who, with the flagship Baltimore, is at
Nagasaki, about 400 mUes from Shanghai,
across the Yellow Sea, are fully alive
to the situation aud propose to have an
American cruiser as close as possible
to the scene of the disturbances for the
protection of such of the missionaries
as may flee to the coast, and also to
enforce such demands aamay be made.
WILL ACT AT ONCE.
Noth withstanding this evidence of the
activity of Minister Denby and Admiral
Carpenter, Acting Secretary McAdoo im
mediately cabled Admiral Carpenter ap
prising him of the apprehension here in
regard to the safety of the lives and prop
erty of American citizens in China and in
structing him to use every possible effort
for their protection.
He also asked the admiral to cable him
at once the rcalsituation and the prospects
of further disturbances involving Ameri
SHOT HIS SWEETHEART.
Sho Rorufeed to Bo Married Though
Standing at tho Altar.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 10. While C. McNor
ton, a mulatto coachman, and Sadie John
son were standing before a minister in a
church last night about to be married the
woman refused to have the ceremony per
formed. McNorton, exclaiming "Death or mar
riage!" shot the prospective bride in the
back as she turned to escape. Her injuries
are fatal. McNorton is in jail.
BATTLE WITH MOONSHINERS.
Officers Get tho Better of tho Fight
and Arrest Four.
"Winston, N. C, Aug. 10. News reached
here to-day of a big revenue raid in Surry
county, in which the officers and moon
shiners had a fierce battle.
Four ot tho latter were arrested, two
of whom were womon. None of the parties
are thought to be fatally injured.
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PASSED BOGUS CHECKS
Extensive Operations of Two
Clever Young Swindlers.
WOEKED A COLLEGE RACKET
Both Clulniedto Be Graduates of Dart
mouth College ft nd Hunted Up the
"Washington Alumni Told Plans!
blu Tales and Procured a Large
Inspector Hollinberger received a com
munication yesterday which gave bkn a
clue to the extensive operations ot two
ot the cleverest "con" men tnat have ever
invaded Washington. The communication
was sent to police headquarters by Super
vising Principal Walter B. Patterson, of the
public schools, who was one of the many
victims of the shrewd sharpers.
Among the others who were victimized
In' a greater or lesser degree were CoL
Enoch Totten, A. P.Greely, an examiner in,
the Patent Office; Attorney H. P. Blair,
of the law firm ot Blair & Garnett, and who
Is a son of Senator Blair, besides the Eb
bitt House, Arlnigton, Willard's and the
The confidence men gave the names ot
H. K. Balch and G. L. Drew, the latter also
calling himself R. L. Day and F. L- Daven
port, and represented that they were from
Hanover, N. H. Their scheme was a.
brand-new one in the category of confidence
games. It was to represent that they were
rich young graduates from Dartmouth Col
lege, which is located at Hanover, and to
select as their prey former graduates o2
the same institution.
DUPED THE ALUMNI.
Tho scheme worked like a charm and
many of the Washington Alumni of Dart
mouth are now minus various sums ob
tained by false pretenses by these smart
Balch and Drew were gotten up in col
lege fashion in point of clothes, manner,
and jarcon. The former was about twenty
years of age, of medium build, smooth
face, and wore a gray and brown mixed
suit of English staff, the trousers legs
being turned up at the bottom. He also
wore a blue percale ehirt, russet shcs,
black derby hat, and had a slight scar
on the right cheek. Drew was attired
In a similar manner, was about the same
age of Balch, but somewhat taller and
heavier, while his complexion was florid.
The story of their escapades In this city
Is interesting and shows that tiiey had
studied well their parts. They arrived
here ."veral day ago and pat up first at
the Ebbit House. Both men exhibited on
the slightest provocation what appeared to
be great roll" of greenbacks, but what
the police believe were the old-time
"boodles," so often used by "con" men.
They sauntered into the hotel corridors
and sitting-rooms morning, noon, ami nighc
in their swell-looking tweeds, smoking:
the conventional briar-wood pipes and
filling the surrounding atmosphere with,
Drew addressed Balch as "me dean,
boy," and the latter replied with such,
phrases as "Chimmle" ami "old feliow."
They carried canes with shepherd's crook
heads, and otherwise exhibited them
selves as rich young coUege graduates,
with plenty of money, taking a tour o
the country before settling down to tho
arduous duties ot Ufe. They played lha
game well, and so far are winners.
BALCH SWALLOWED POISON.
They frequented the sinful quarter of the
city, and at first spent money wKh lavish,
hand. While in one ot these houses, Balch.
with the whim of a drunken man, for he.
had drank wine freely during the evening,
purchased a large vial of laudanum. Then
turning to one of the giris, remarked,
with a serio-comic sraiie:-
"I'm going to kill myself."
With this he took a mouthful ot the drug-,
but quickly ejected it. The ohr women
then dared him to commit suieide, and
laughed at him derisively.
"All right, girls, I'm off. Goodbye."
said Balch, as he drained the remainder
of the laudanum from the bottle and
swallowed It. The household instantly be
camealarmed.and a young man about to wa
who had acting as guide for Balch and
Drew on their candlelight tour succeeded
in making him take an emetic and bad to
walk the callow youth up and down the
streets until morning, when he escaped the
grave of a suicide.
Soon after this episode the "on" men.
moved to the Arlington, then to Willard's,
and lastly to the Raleigh. In each place
they represented themselves as rich young
college graduates from Dartmouth. They
said they were awaiting cheeks and easily
deceived the clerks. Their appearance and
manner were in their favor. At eacn of tho
hostelries they left an unpaid board bill.
WORKING THE GAME.
One of their first moves upon reaching
this city was to secure a list of the aiumnl
of Dartmouth resident here. The list em
braces some distinguished names, many of
whom were duped.
The name of Balch is well acd favorably
known to the Dartmouth men. The elder
Balch was one of the richest and most in
fluential men in the town of Hanover. His
home in the town was a veritable palace,
while at his country place, "The Bird'3
Nest," many historical characters havo
been entertained. The "con" man, who
represented himself as young Bateh, had
but little difficulty therefore in imposing
upon Dartmouth graduates, and getting
money from them. Draw claimed to bo
the son of the widow of a rich president oC
a Haverhill, Mass., shoe manufacturing:
The alleged Balch claimed that his
father was dead and he flooded this city,
through the Dartmouth ahimni, with,
bogus checks, to which the forged signa
ture of Mrs. Balch, his mother was signod.
One of those bogus check3, for S50,wa3
taken to Col. Enoch Totten with the re
quest that he cash it. The colonel handed
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THE "WEATHER TO-DAY".
Fair with continued high temperatura
duringMhe day; probably thunder showers
and slrxhtly cooler In the evening; south