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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. JUNE 13. 1801.
The Currency Comptroller and
the Keystone Bank. t . v.
BO ME STAKTLKO TESTIMONY GIVTJJ
An .4nltnl Bank Examiner Says That
lacey Knew the Condition of the Bank
on Feb. 13 Ami a Philadelphia Kx
Ofltcial Throw Iul on Aooiotant Treas
urer Nettleton The Latter Says There
1 Nothing In the Chance Another
S4OO.04I0 Steal reroetratrri by That
THILAIF.LriIIA. June 13. There was
wme very startling evidence produced lie-
fore the BardsU-y invent itf at ins commit
tee yeMerday. and prominent United
rotate officials' ranie were brought into
the rase in a manner entirely une.ectei
to a rhJority of the conimittec. Assistant
Bank Kxaminer Jont-, who i very close
to Hank Examiner Prew, was ou the stand
and frav' the committee information re
garding Comptroller of the Currency
I-acey's knowledge of the affairs of the
Keystone )ank that has hitherto been
carefully guarded This was that on the
l"th day of February l:it Comptroller
Tax" win in this city and personally vis
ited the Key-tone bank bnildinu aud was
shown the biHks and iven a full insight
into its condition as known at that time
by Rank Ksanuiur Drew. Another sen
Mtiou was the statement made by Gen.
Louis Wacner. the ex-lirector of public
works. This statement connected the
name of Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury Xettjeton with the attempt to make
Nelson V. Evans, director of the spring
Ciarden lank, receiver of the broken Key
some Loose MethcxM I nearthed.
Assistant Bank Examiner .lones when
called to the Mand explained at tvmia
length, in answer t. questions, the meth
odi. of examinink' national banks, and told
fKhtn and how the Keystone had been ex
amined. The discrepancy in the ledger of
the Keystone was tir-t discovered by Lim
i ou Jan. it. 1'.0. but not by auy information
-.furnished by Examiner Drew. After the
tliM-overy nothing was said or done to stop
tawrence from attending to Ids usual
duties, except to see that he made no more
false entries. On Feb. 2 he. by orders of
the examiner, took official charpe of the
book of the liank. Even after thelwtnk
examiner took charge of the lwuik. depos
its were received from Feb. 5 to March .
lie did not k jow what was done almut dis
counts, but did know that dejiositors were
allowed to check out their deposits if they
A Matter for Lacey to Tlx plain.
.Vtertht committee had asked all the
questions they wished. Assistant Bank
. Examiner Jones said; "There is another
thing which I wish to state. Upon the
13th day of last February Comptroller
Lacey was in this city. There was a re
tention held at the Hotel Lafayette which
he attend,! Afrprir was ovf T.,nb Vv-
aminer Drew brought Comptroller Lacey
oyer to the Keystone bank and 1 showed
him t he Ixxiks and explained to him the
condition of affairs as we then knew them
to exist. 1 explained the padding of the
New York banking exchance accounts
and informed him of the due bills which
had lieen found. The difference found m
t he ledger and the stoc k and bond ac
counts for which the Lucas estate was
held resjxjnsible at that time was thor
oughly explained to him. Comptroller
Lacey understood at that time all aixiut
the Luas defalcation, which at that time
was understood to lie Stlon.iimi.
Iteen Kept a C lose Net-ret,
'Then the assets were considered, and
Comptroller Iju-ey called the Sea (Jirt nml
Spring Ijike proiK-rty worth Too.ino in
stead of io.xju." This statement of Mr.
Jone caused a great sensation, as Comj
troller Lacey's visit to the bank had lieen
--l.fcft a close secret, and Bank Examiner
Drew has never, under the severe cross
examination he has leen subjected to, al
lowed himself to give the slightest intima
tion of it. Mr. Jones also stated that as
an expert he did not believe it was possible
to tell by the books of the Keystone Bank
how much of the deficit in the Keystone
Btk occurred before John C. Lucas'
death and how much had occurred since.
Iec.linel the I'rrnidenry.
Ex-Director of Public Works Louis
Wagner, who was asked to become presi
dent of the Keystone at the time it was
proposed to reorganize it, proved a very
good witness. He testified that his con
nection with the matter arose through his
asking City Treasurer Bardsley to men
tion him for the receivership. " The day
after his conversation with Bardsley,
which was on the lid of April, he receiv-d
a letter from Examiner Drew asking him
to call at the bank, and upon doing so
Drew asked him how he would like to be
made president. He discussed aud exam
ined into the matter for ten days, and
then declined. He said that he was told
the capital had all been sunk, but that
Comptroller Lacey was willing to allow
tUOO.lKO for the good will of the bank, and
$31)0,000 would be subscribed.
Kettleton a Heavy Borrower.
Gen. Wagner, in concluding his testi
mony, said: "I was satisfied at the time
that something was wrong, and that
neither Bardsley nor Young would tell
me what it w as. While at the bank I said
to Examiner Drew: 'Nelson F. Evans, of
tb? iring Garden bank, 1 hear is to le
made receiver, as I understand Wana
Eiaker is hacking him.' Drew answered:
'I guess not,' aud then said something
about the accounts of the Spring Garden
bank, which 1 did not understand. As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury Xettie
ton is a great friend of Evans. Xettleton
has been a heavy Iwrrower ut the Spring
WHAT NETTLETON HAS TO SAY.
lie Declare His Endorsement of Evans
Devoid of Crookedness.
The Press has from its Washington cor
respondent the following: The attention
of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Xettleton was called last night to a state
ment made before the Bardsley investigat
ing committee by General "Wagner, to the
effect that Bank Examiner Drew had told
him that General Xettleton was a bor
rower from the Spring Garden Bank, and
that he had warmly recommended his in
timate friend, Nelson F. Evans, as a suit
able person for receiver of the Kevstoue
Circumstance Alter Cases.
Gen. Xettleton said that it was quite
true; he had known Mr. Evans intimately
for twenty years; he bad mentioned Mr.
Evan's name along with several others aa
a capable person to be appointed receiver
. X it"-
of the Keystone bank, but when he did so,
the Spring Garden bank not only had not
failed, but no one had the least -suspicion
or doubt as to its solvency. "Heiice there
can be nothing in the charge that I recom
mended Mr. Evans' appointment because
1 had borrowed money from thv Spring
Garden bank. The one charge ft lis witb
the other," said Gen. Xettleton.
More of Bardsley' Stealings.
Before the committee adjourn d to go
into executive session Mayor Stuitrt's pri
vate secretary arrived with a message to
the members of the committee. It con
tained the report of the experts who are
now investigating the accounts of John
Bardsley, and created another sensation.
The experts reported that theyhtve dis
covered another emliezzlement of City
Treasurer Bardsley and that it atnounted
to HOO.OoO. This is in addition to all sums
hitherto reported. The missing l-iuo.OOU j
money which the state had paid over to
John Bardsley as city treasnrei as the
share of Philadelphia school fund to 1
applied to educational purposes. The ex
perts find that the money was paid over
to Bardsley, but that it was never turned
over to thecitv.
CATHERINE 1S A TERROR.
A Jersey City Woman Who Walloped
New Yct.k. June 13. Catherine New
kirk, who weighs over 'Mi pounds and re
sides at Bergen and Cumming j.venue,
Jersey City, Las lieen committed fr trial
in Jersey Cily for assaulting policemen.
She badly whipped three of Jerse City's
finest. Her son. Garrett New I irk, a
voting hoodlum, robbed Thomas Hayes of
V.V. Hayes procured a warrant and Ie
tective Holts went to XewkirkV m ther"s
house to serve the warrant. Mrs. Xew
kirk denied that her son was there. She
seized Holts by the throat, thre-v him
away from the door, down the stai -s and
warned her son, who escaped.
Too Koliast to be Very 111.
Holts took out a warrant for Mrs. Xew
kirk's arrest and Policemen O'Kjurke and
Kady were sent to serve it. Mrs. Nt wkirk
blackened O'Kourke's eye. and Rady only
escaped a drubbing with his own cub at
her hands by hiding in the kitchen. Cap
tain McKaiu. of the Fourth precinct tok
two other officers to the house, where Dr.
Wilkinson, one of Jersey City's most
prominent physicians, declared she wa-s
too ill to lie kicked up. -CaptaiL Mc
Kaij.'. however, said that any woman who
could whip three policemen was well
enough to 1 arrested, aud ordered his
men to take her away.
WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE.
Illnstrated by a Case in Which a "tiold
Brirk" f igured.
Utica. X. Y.. June 13. A few das ago
two swindlers, one an Indian, went to
Clinton, in this county, and made t:ie ac
quaintance of a wealthy farmer named
Michael Mulligan. The farmer was in
duced to go to the hotel and examine ' solid
bars of gold" owned by the Indian. The
Indian wanted to sell one very lwdly, and
would sell it cheap. At this point "in the
game the third swindler appeared, and
professed to lie an expert who worked in
the Philadelphia mint. He examine! the
brick nd pronounced it worth over iJl,
The expert paid ." for the bo-in,.-
obtained in the examination. The Icdian
would sell the brick for ?T.(, and the
farmer spent a whole day trying to raise
that amount. His friends, one after an
other, refused to assist him. and told him
it was a swindle. He finally liecame con
vinced that it was a swindle, and.th-; ne
gotiations broke off.
COWARDLY REVENGE ATTEMPTED.
An Illinois Farmer and 1 amilv Nearly
Blown Ip with ltynamitr,
Marshall. Ills., June 13. Thur-iuy
nit;ht a dastardly attempt whs mad- to
kill Ira Travoli. his wife, and five children
by blowing up their house with dynamite.
They slept in the north end of the house,
and all escaped unhurt. Tlie entire south
end was blown to atoms, and the force of
the explosion tore a hole in the ground
alout four feet in diameter and a foot and
a half deep. Yesterday a warrant wa is
sued for the arrest of John Leggett, whose
fartu adjoins Travoli. They have quar
relled a great deal lately, and tracks from
Travoli's house to Leggett "s were plainly
On The Diamond Field.
Chicago, June V. Chicago and Vw
York met at base ball yesterday, and An
son's "Colts" went down liefore the
"Giants." League scores: At Xew York
Chicago G, Xew York at Brooklya
Cincinnati 2, Brooklyn 7: at Bostoa
Pittsburg 4. Boston 5: at Philadelphia
Cleveland 6. Philadelphia 5.
Association: At Washington City
Washington 6, Athletic 3: at Baltimore
Boston 4, Baltimore 6; rl Cincinnati Cin
cinnati , Columbus 3; at Louisville St.
Louis S. Louisville 7.
Western: At Minneapolis Milw auke 9,
Minneapolis 11; at Sioux City St. Paul 0,
Sioux City 11.
lllinois-Icwa: At Aurora Aurora 6, It
tumwa 5; at Kockford Rockford 4. Quin
cy 7; at Ottawa Ottawa 5, C-edar Rapids
4; at Joliet Joliet 8, Davenport 2.
Diplomats at Chicago.
Chicago, June 13. A party of dip:o
mats, consisting of representatives ol
France, Xicaragua, Switzerland, Belgium,
Sweden, Spain, Corea, China. Russia.
England, and Austria, arrived here on a
siecial train yesterday to look over the.
work of preparation for the World's fair.
They came at the invitation of Secretary
Blaine and in charge of tnree officials of the
stat department L. A. Brown, A. H.
Allen and Hugh Legare. The party wks
met at the station by the mnyor and com
mittees from the World's fair manag.s
ment. A drive to Lincoln park was fmt
on the programme, then lujc hat the res
idence of Elitor Joseph Medill. During
the afternoon the fair site was visited, an 1
the visitors were pleased at the progress
Canadian Political Situation.
MoN'TttEAL. June 13. A London cable
gram Bays: The Times, in a leader on the
Canadian political situation, refers to Mr
Abbott as probably the most acceptable
successor to Sir John MacdonalcL The
Times thinks Sir H. Lan Kevin could not
lead a party so strongly Protestant as the
Conservatives of Canada The same oo
jection applits to Sir John Thompson, and
the fact that they are Xova Scotians is also
against both Thompson and Sir Charles
Tupjier. Otherwise the latter would be
the first choice.
Seal Catching- Prohibited.
Sax Feancisco, Jane 12. The officials
of Tasmania have issued an order prohib
iting the catching of seals in the South
Pacific within extensive sea boundaries.
Sealers caught near the islands will be ar
rested and their vessels forfeited.
THE CAPITAL CITY.
Comments on the Recent Meet
ing at Indianapolis.
AH DfDIMA MAN TALKS FREILY.
The President May Decline to Go into
the liace In 1892 Application of a Fair
School Teacher for a Position aa Postal
Clerk Remorse of a Man Who Has
Been Violating the Potal Laws Secre
tary Foster Sustain Meredith in the
Knights of Labor titarrel.
"Washington- Citt, June 1& President
Harrison's political friends are not discon
certed over the story in the dispatches of
a meeting of politicians at Indianapolis
Thursday night to float a Gresham presi
dential boom. The story goes that the
convention was attended by Otto Gresham
and Gen. McXulta, of Illinois: several per
sonal friends of Gen. Alger and e.x-Con-gressman
Conger, of Ohio. "There is
absolutely no reason for the president's
political friends to fear anything from any
boom for Judge Gresham," said a well-informed
A Handicap for i.reham.
"A Gresham boon would lie handicapped
at the outset by the Cullom looni in Illi
nois. It could have no other foundation
than in Illinois, for Indiana is sure to be
for the president's renomination. If
Judge Gresham can command neither the
Illinois nor Indiana delegations he could
not expect to make a showing in the con
vention. If the meeting in Indianapolis
had any special object it is my belief that
it was more in the nature of an anti-IIar-rison
indignation meeting than for the
purpose of starting a Gresham hoorn.
en. Harrison May Decline.
"Gen. Harrison may not ask Indiana to
support him in the next convention. He
may decline to make the race, for he is
even now seriously considering the mat
ter. He will consult the interests of his
party Iiefore his own personal wishes. But
there is one thing most certain whether
President Harrison is a candidate or not.
Judge Gresham will never control an In
diana delegation. Thi.t is one of the things
in politics which is absolutely certain."'
WANTS TO BE A POSTAL CLERK.
A Ciirl Who Itelieve in the Ki tension ot
V Oman's sphere.
Washington city. June 13. The fol
lowing letter has ln-en received at the
postoSlce department from a school teacher
in one of the middle states: "In all the vo
cations of life during past time woman
was considered inferior to man, but now
she proves herself eiual to, and in many
cases superior to him. The place woman
is taking in this country increases daily. 1
have a desire to make a start for her in a
new direction, and get a position for which
she is as well adapted as t he sterner ses. 1
refer to the position of postal clerk.
Itrlievcs she Can Do the Work.
"I understand there is a mere jossibil
ity of one of the clerks on the R. P. O. be
ing promoted, which will cause a vacancy.
I am perfectly capable of taking that posi
tion and wish to be considered an appli
cant for the same. I am a graduate of a
high school in Ohio and a normal in this
state. I am ierfectly healthy and can
well stand the trials of the position. I
weigh 14.r !ound.s and am quite strong,
lieing an old school teacher and plenty
able to handle all mail s.tcks."'
A VERY TENDER CONSCIENCE.
Letter of a Man Who Has ltcen Violating
the I'ostal Laws.
Washington Citv. June 13. A letter
received at the post office department yes
terday contained a conscience contribu
tion of f4 worth of 10-cent postage stamps
and the following effusion:
"I have lieen searching my life, present
and past, that I might know and put
away every unkind and unjust thine, and
make all amends possible. I would be
pure in heart." In the years that
have gone I have frequently written
on newspapers and in bcoks and then
mailed them with postage for 'printed
matter.' I feel it best for me to confess
and return the estimated amount to the
government's servant over such matters.
1 need hardly say to you that neither the
letter or the spirit of any of our laws will
ever again be knowingly broken by me."
Foster Will Stand by Meredith.
Washington City, June 1?.-Secretary
Foster has decided to sustain Mr. Mere
dith, chief of the bureau of engraving and
printing, in his controversy with the
Knights of Labor, and has refused to di
rect the reinstatement of plate printers
discharged by him. It is understood,
however, that the discharged printers will
lie placed on piece work on the extra force
and allowed to work their way np. They
will not be given their old positions.
Because She Has o Pedigree, Probably.
Washington Citt. June 13. Assistant
Secretary Spaulding has decided that
queen bees can "be admitted to entry free
of duty for breeding purposes. The pres
ent tariff law for unenumerated animals
fixes the duty at 2( per cent ad valorem,
and require? a certificate of record of pedi
gree. The treasury department, after an
elaborate discussion of the question,
reached the conclusion mentioned.
Fast Time for Short Distance.
Morkis Park, X. Y., June 13. There
were some fast mile races run at the
course here yesterday. Fitz Ames took
one race is 1:10', within second of the
record: His Highness took another in 1:12;
Meriden another in 1:11, and Arab an
other in 1:11V-
Chicago, June 13. The races at the
West Side course yesterday were the
nsuai funeral processions, as a rule. The
tieord: Julius Sax, mile, 1:17; Mario
V.. 1 mile. l:44i: Laura Davidson. 1
mile, 1:45; Helter Skelter, mile, 1)0J;
Renounce, 1 mile, 1:4S.
Present from the Ciar.
San Francisco. June 13. The czar of
Russia has presented to Stanford univer
sity a complete collection of Russian and
Siberian minerals taken from the St.
Petersburg museum. The collection is
valued at about 135,000, and comprises
some 800 specimens. Mr. Stanford will in
return send the czar a collection of Cali
fornian minerals. , .
Cur to Visit Kaiser.
Vienna, June 13. The Correspondence
Politique of this city publishes a St.
Petersburg dispatch, which says that
after the celebration of their silver wed
ding in Dei mark the czar and czarina
will visit Emperor William of Germany.
Lib. Hvitbuih' Hprcincs aresclentlflcslly and
carefully prepared prescriptions ; used for many
Soars In private practice wlttaaocceasjuid for over
liny years used by the people. Every single Spe
cific Is a special care for the disease named.
These Specifics cure without dragging, pnrf
Uut or reducing tbe system, and are in fact and
deed the sovereign remedies f the Warld.
tow or ranicirAi. sos. criiE. rucES.
r evers, congestion, lunsmmation... .'
Worms. v..rtu Fever. Worm colic .
8 Trying- Oalir.orTeetuJngof Infanta .y5
pisrrsfs, or cmturen tr Auutu. ...
3 Dysentery, Grtplng.blllo'i Colic. .
6 t aolera Mstbss, Vomiting -.
9 ( narks. '..I,L bronchitis
V Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceache ...
ft Headaches, Sick Heailsche, Vertigo
JO Iynprta, Bilious (Stomach
1 Mispressed or Painful Periods.
I t Whiles, too Profuse Periods
13 ('roan. Conch. Difficult Breathrng ...
14 alt Kbeam. trvslla. Fmiitlons.
1-1 Ksrsnstii m, Hheumaur t ains.... .
1H Fever sud A gne, chills. Malaria
1 7 Piles. Wind or Bleeding .
1 ft f'Htarra, Influents. Cold mine Head .
MO Whooping Cough. Violent cnutrln. .
21 l.rnrral licbl lit .J-hyslcal Weakness .
si7 Kidney lMsense
2S Nervausltebilitv . ......... i.
s l rlnary V enkoesa. weitingneo. .aw
at Diseases ot theileart.Pall'iUiUonl.UO
So!J by IrugtKT, or sent postpaid on receipt
of price. Dr. Humphreys' MantaU (144 paves)
richlv bound lu cloth and gold, mailed free.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CCX,
Cor. Willtam and John Streets, New York.
SPECI Fl CS.
$100 And Upwards
CAN EI INVESTED I
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I 5 per Cent
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Full particulars and
Prospectus can be had
cn a;.p':cstonor aiilrestinir
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AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Insurance, Fraternal Order, book or othersrie.
MemtH-rs g el 5H"i in cue yrsr. They pay but $1
a week. AETlndy rmtcake at tbe loweft $137
each wt ek easily. Ever body want? a certificate,
because for each member thev bring in they ret
Ihelrllova monthearacr. ffcis is a good thlcg
and don't mistake it. Adire?
J. L. UNVERZAGT. Secretary.
. l.West Lexingtons! , BsHlmore, Md.
Wyoming- lot. It's the cominfr citv of Wyom
ing. Has waterworks, eieetnc lights, flouring
mni. Located in the garden of Wvoming-Pr-duceJ
the prize potato crop of the United
Mates in 11 rcr maps and further infor.
matiun app y to
MANN 4 TEOM. Buffalo, Wyo.
-NEW MUSIC HOUSE-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co.
? 9 5
x O I
This firm have the exclusive sale for thl3 county of the
rieirjos eircl Organs.
WEBER, DECKETi BROS., WHEELOCK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'3 PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
1-5? ' A fu'.l line also of email Musical m'r:htnde.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All tinde of Cut Flowers coEitant'y on band.
Green Boe- Flower Store-
One biock north of Central Park, the largest in la. 3o4 Eraiy Street, Davenport. low.
This space is reserved for a plat of
SCHNELL'S ADDiTION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale-of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
The Plat will be ready in a few days.
We arc openinjtns moat complete Una of Hardwira ipecisjtlea eyar aCarad al Bttt
Ialand betide oar regnlar s'ock of staple and bauder Harfm-asa
and Mechanics' tools.
Poeket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoyes, Etc.
tTKlkVriZS-CUmaxCooU tad Baogea. "Florida- and Wtlbar Bo Wat Htwlaaa
Honda Btaaaa BoUara, faatenr Gana Proof Wtera, JCcoDossy riraaaaa. Til
aa4 Stoat Iroa work, rromblni, Coppersmlthlnff and Steam T.-tttaf. "
1823;Second avenueRock Island.