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THJK AltUU& WEDNESDAY, JUKE 24. 1891.
The, Philadelphia Ex-Treasurer
Makes an Explanation.
CAUSE OF "HONEST JOHN'S" EUDI.
Igooranc of the- law anit Gom1 Inten
tions I'leaded In Kxtenuatlon, bat the
Indictment Conceded To Be Correct
Hf Insists, However, That None of the
(Moleo Money Went Into HI I-ocket.
Keystone Bank and That Kascal Marsh
Oettlng Erery Cent - A Grewsome Story
of Criminal Error.
. Philadelphia, Jane 24. Ex -City Treas
urer Burdsley was brought into conrt yea
terday, and the examination of witnesses
to support the charges against the prisoner
was begun. At the conclusion of the tes
. timony Mr. Alexander said his client de
sired to read a statement. Mr. Bardsley
then arose and read a statement to the ef
fect that the balance due the city when the
crash of the Keystone ban k came was $ 1, 1(4,-
63L32. On the credit side of the account
were the following items: Due from the
Keystone bank, tiy5,000; bonds of the Bal
timore Traction company, 100,0tX depos
ited in Keystone bank; K. G. Haines' notes
for money to assist the bank, $2.000; stock
of Farmers' and Mechanics' bank, 100.(KJO;
and other items baking a total aggregate
of tl.lV.,43; balance, 138,.8'.), an
amount which he claimed was more than
provided for by property made over to the
assignee. He also admits & debt to the
state of $l,102,7fif.tt.
Relations with the Keystone Bank.
After setting forth the practice of the
state as to auditing the accounts with the
city treasurer and making a statement ol
his dealings with the state treasurer's
office during 1890 and up to March, 1891,
when his accounts were last audited,
found correct and notification given that
the money in his hands must be paid by
June 1 Bardsley paoceeds, referring tc
the Keystone bank: "I had an account
with this bank for many years and was
well acquainted with the officers. This
was the active bank of the city treasurer
who preceded me, and on taking my at
the first Monday in January, 18!), there
was $1,100,1X10 on deposit, $700,000 in excess
of the law. On the day 1 took
my seat I reduced the balance in this
bank to less than the legal limit of $400,
000, and thereafter dtiring the time I whs
city treasurer I kept a balance within the
legal limit.'' except on two occasions
when it could not. he says, be avoided.
.The Beginning of the Trouble.
Bardsley then goes onto say: "In Oc
tober or November, 1S0, a financial
panic commenced, caused largely by a
failure of the Barings in London, which
panic swept over this city, and in the lat
ter part of November the Keystast bank
showed evidence of trouble. 1 was applied
to by the bank for assistance, but could
gtte none. AJsout Nov. 25, hCTTever. fear
Tul there might be further trouble, I de
posited with the president at the bank 100
bonds of the Baltimore Traction company
of $1,000 each to enable him to use them at
the clearing boose, where ht"did use them
arft nhtaty 3 a loan fgr the bafcfc.. Tjtfse
bonds, or their face value, were
to be returned to me in a few
days, but they never were. Before
18W the business with the bank was en
tirely satisfactory. I had deposited with
them during IsSO large sums of state
money, which when wanted by me were
I'roving Vp Hi. Deposit.
On this account, he says, when the pres
ident of the bank applied to him for other
deposits in the spring of 1&W, he com
plied, and he gives a list of the same, ag
gregating !4.',lK from Feb. 7 to Oct. 6.
The receiver of the bank having refused to
admit the indebtedness, Bardsley gives
what he considers and what apjiears on
its face to I proof of the same. Many
of the itemsarenot properly entered in.the
bank's accounts, but collateral evidence is
produred of their correctness. He rend
letters from Marsh, president of the bank,
dated Sept. 5 and Oct. ti, begcing him to
make large deposits, and stating that they
would lie of incalculable value to the
bank. Marsh's requests were complied
with Inith times. He admits that the bank
paid him interest on the deposits, but
when he wanted the principal he could
not get it.
TRYING TO GET THE MONEY BACK.
liardsley Find. It Mnrh Harrier Wrk
Than Muking Iepositt.
He then proceeds: 'Having shown the
$14.1,000 went iuto the bank, I now desire
to show what I did to get it out. About
Nov. 1, I!), I notified the bank thut on
Xov. 20, 1M0, I would have to call on them
for $440,000 to pay the state treasurer on
Nov. 20. I wus not able to collect the $440.
000, nor any part thereof, nor have I leeu
able since to collect any part of the t'MZ,
000. The entire amount is still in the
bank, or it should be there." After refer
ring to the run on the Keystone bank in
December, 18U0, he says: "On Dec. 7 I had
a conference with Mayor Fitler on the
subject of drawing out the city money,
i and afterwards another conference, at
which the president nnd one or two direc
tors of the bank were present. The mayor
urged upon them to give the city some se
curity for her deposits, and joined with
me in urging the payment to the city, ut
the earliest moment, of a portion of her
money. I made -vigorous and continued
efforts to this end almost every day from
the time of the run to March 20, but at no
time was the bank in condition to reduce
Tried to Sustain the Bank. "
"As I knew the closing of the bank
would mean a great money loss to the
city and state and to myself, and my per
sonal destruction, I resorted to every
means in my power to build up the bank
while it was open and to revive after it
was closed; but without success, and its
closing has resulted in my ruin absolute."
Mr. Bardsley said in conclusion that he
wished to state without any reservation or
equivocation that he did not know what
the Keystone bank did with the $945,000.
He then goes on to score Bank Examiner
Drew, and then explains his relations
with Marsh. He says: "There never was
aqy ' arrangement of any kind between
President Marsh and myself in relation to
money of the Keystone bank. I wus a de
positor nnd nothing more, nor do I know
of the whereabouts of Mr. Marsh."
No Transactions with Wanauiaker.
"During the time I was in the office of
city treasurer I never hitd any transac
tions with Postmaster General Wanauia
ker, nor have I any personal knowledge of
his transactions with the Keystone bunk.
I have seen it stated prior to the run on
the bank, and Jiet ween that tine and
March 90, that Mr. Thomas B.Wana maker,
son of John Wannmaker, Mr. Marvh and
myself were frequently seen together.
This is absolutely false. During tl e past
two or three vears I have never Veen in
company witn either Mr. John Wanama
ker nor his son Mr. Thomas B.. except
once, .when I called to ask Thomas B.
AVanamaker where a letter would reach
his father, who was with President Harri
son on his trip to California"
Admissions and Explanations.
Mr. Bardsley then admits his Btock
speculations, but denies that he usel pub
lic funds to assist contractors, and then
goes on and says: "I understand I um to
be sentenced on three charges first, loan
ing public funds; second, receiving inter
est on public funds, and third, buying se
curities with pmblic funds. These three
charges I admit to be true." As t J the
first, however, he says the money was
loaned on the best security and wis al
ways returned to him when called for;
that he did not know it was unlawful. To
the second charge he replies that hn did
not know it was unlawful for him to re
ceive interest, and that all he did receive
has been paid to the state or will bt col
lected and paid. He has not a dollar of it.
With reference to the purchase of securi
ties with public funds he says he did not
buy them to retain them, and that they
have all been sold and the proceeds paid
to the state.
Political Aspect of the Case.
The statement concludes: "It has been
asserted in the papers that many promi
nent politicians and others have been bor
rowers from me, and have shared in tome
way the property of the office. 1 want to
say in this connection that it is true I
have assisted many men in private, politi
cal and public life in small loans, bet in
every instance, so far as I ca remember,
the money has been returned or is amply
secured, andln no case has there been any
person or persons benefited to the exrent
of one dollar by reason of my holding the
office. I have not shared the profit ot
the office with any one. I was not aw are
of the act under whieh I was arrested. '
Sentence Indefinitely Postponed.
At the closing of the reading District
Attorney Graham arose, and, addressinc
the court, said: "The statement presented
by Mr. Bardsley has lieen lentrthy, and
covers many things about which tier
has been aroused great public interest. 1
desire that the statemeut lie examined by
the mayor's experts and myself, and a re
port made to yon. In his explanation he
takes into consideration the money which
his surety will be called on to pay. That
doesn't show where that amount they w ill
have to pay went, and I desire to hf ve
time to investigate. I therefore move for
an unlimited suspension of sentence." To
this the judge agreed, and Bardsley vas
taken back to prison.
THE RIOT AT ST. LOUIS.
Consul Ginnocho Thinks There Is No
Need of liaising a Hubbub.
Pt. Louis, June 24. Dominio Ginnocho,
Italian consul here, after investigating the
Chain of Rocks riots, is of the opinion th.it
the attack upon the Italian laborers was
with the object of robbery more than anr-
thing else. Many of bis countrymen wl o
were run out of the camp have informd
him that laborers of other nationalities as
sisted the Americans in making the a
sail It. Mr. Ginnocho said there was no
need of making a great hubbub over the
Satisfied with Police Artinn,
The laws would protect the Italians an 1
punish their persecutors. He had inst,
tuted an active police investigation and si
f ir was well satisfied with the result. Ju
lian Montara, one of the men so badly cut,
is at the city hospital. His wound is a
dangerous though not necessarily fatal
BROKEN ON A SHAFT.
Frightful Injuries Uecelved by a Malt
Milwaukee, Wis., June 24. Yesterday
H. Schliebitz, an employe in the Phoenix
malt house, while at his regular work wat
ertight in the shafting of the machinery
and whirled around several times with
frightful results. His right arm was torn
off above the elbow, his right leg was
broken in three places, the skull was
fractured, and his jaw dislocated. The un
fortunate was picked up in apparently
dying condition, and was taken to the
Kmerjreucy hospital, where, it was stated
yesterday afternoon, there is very slight
boje of his recovery.
Records ut the National Game.
Chicago, June 24. Yesterday's Nation
al league base ball scores were: At Phil
adelphia Boston, 2; Philadelphia, 3. At
Brooklyn New York, 11; Brooklyn. 3,
At Cleveland Cleveland, 14: Pittsburg
5. At Chicago Chicago. 5; Cincinnati, 2.
Association: At Washington Wcsh
lugton, 2; Athletic, 3. At Columbus
Louisville, 1: Columbus, 4. At 8t. Louis
St. Louis, 0; Cincinnati. fi.
Western: At Kansas City Milwaukee,
11; Kansas City, 5. At Omaha, -Minneapolis,
; Omaha. l."i. At Denver Sioux
City. 2; Dennr, 0. At Lincoln Duluth,
7; Lincoln, 0.
Illinois-Iowa: At Davenport Daven
port, 4: Kockford, C. At Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, 5; Ottawas, 2. At Ottumwa
Ottumwa, 5; .loliet, 7.
The Decrease in Customs Taxes.
Washington. June 24. A statement
prepared at the treasury department
shows that the receipts from customs nt
the port of New York for the first twenty
days of June, 191, were $5,493,139; for the
s;ime period in June, 18!Ki, they were S9,
818,047, a falling off of about 40 per cent.
For the first live months of the present
calendar year, under the ojeration of the
new tariff law, the receipts from customs
at New York were $54,75;,935: for the same
months of the calendar year 1890 they were
$15,970,795, showing a falling off of $11,
213,H(S0. The figures indicate a reduction
of $20,000,000 in customs for the year.
Gossip About Pugilists.
Pan Francisco, June 24. Jim Corbett
leaves for Minneapolis on Thursday, and
Joe Lauuon has signed as his sparring
partner. Lannon's engagement with Sul
livan has ended. Corbett's and Sullivan's
"go" in "Honest Hearts and Willing
Hands" Wednasday night is exiected to be
a lively one, as it is understood that John
L. will try Professor Jim's science to the
utmost. This will be in the last scene of
the pRiv, and the Grand Opera house will
hardly hold the folks that will attend for
Discouraging for a Muii-Ule.
Ui'FFALO, June 24. Ik-nry Schult, a
German boss carpenter, attempted suicide
Monday night with an ax, a pick and a
poker, and finally cut his throat with a
razor. He may possibly recover. He has
a family. Busiues reverses have unbal
anced his mind.
Sacrilegious Doings ir a Jewish
A DESPERATE FIGHT OF FACTIONS.
Bloody Conflict with Thirty Men on Each
Side, Many of the Participants Being
Leading and Wealthy Members One of
the War-iiars Receives a Probably Fatal
Wound, and a Number of Heads Are
Broken The Synagogue Furniture Used
Traverse Citt,, Mich., June 24. It is
difficult to associate the term synagogue
with the bloody fight that took place in
the Jewish temple of worship in this city
Monday night, the participants being the
leading Hebrews of the town, many of
them wealthy men. The comcomitants of
that scene began to gather two years ago,
nen one faction of the chnrch dis
charged the rabbi and elected another in
his place; but the mutterings of discon
tent gave no prophecy of Monday night's
scenes. About thirty of the majority fac
tion were engaged in the usual Monday
night meeting when about an emml nnm.
ber marched in and straight up the aisle
to the rabbi's desk.
An Kpithet Leads to a ltlow.
Herman Fischel was at the head of the
invaders, and he ordered the others to dis.
parse and give over the place to the only
true sons of Abraham. The others shout
ed back defiance and ranged themselves in
battle array, with Abraham Cohen at the
netl. lohen applied a stinging epithet to
Fischel and Fischel made a blow at him
with a chair at the same time that Louis
Steinberg brought a chair down on his
head, laying his j-kull open and stretching
mm senseless on the floor. C. Cohen, a
brother Of the stricken man irr.n,.l.l o
lamp bracket from the wall and struck
.i-cjuoerg mil in tne lace with it, laying
miu uuuer ine pew witn tne blow.
Itlind with ltage and Blood.
The fight then became general, the com
batants wrenchitiir loose the litm
ets and chandeliers for weapons, and rush
ing io mewoousheu for billets of wood.
axes, and whatever they could lay hands
o.i. The noise of the fiebt was hMnl t-a-n
blocks awav. and thefimmnliivmpn of tl,
place rushed to the scene. The infuriated
Hebrews were by this time too wild with
rage and blind with blood which flowed
from their cut heads to recognize or re
spect the officers of the law, and the police
had to quell the small but able-bodied riot
with brute force, three of them receiving
scalp wounds in the melee.
The List of Wounded.
When the officers finally brought order
out of the chaos it was found that Abra
ham Cohen was still insensible and had a
fractured skull, whictwill probably cause
his death. C. Cohen's scalp was lafd open
in two places, and he was dangerously
hurt. Louis Steinberg's face was fearfully
cut and one ear torn off. S. Yalomstein
was senseless on the floor with a bad scalp
wound, while fully a score of others had
all kinds of scalp and face wounds. The
police arrested Max Segal, Sam Steinberg.
Peter Meyer, Isaac Sandleman, Herman
and Sam Fischel. and Sam larris.
Sorie llope for Cohen.
Yesterday morning warrants were
sworn out for fifteen others. The town is
tremendously excited and all the accused
have been bailed for trial Thursday. It
was reported last night that Abraham
Cohen was dying, but the doctors say
there is still some hope of saving his life.
A number of the others are seriously in
jured, but are keeping out of the way, lis
they do not want to figure in the court
seenes. Max Cohen, who was in the fight,
has a big scalp wound.
MANGLED BY THE GRIP CAR.
A Prominent Lawyer Loses His Life to
CniCAt.o, June 24. Hamilton Spencer,
one of the most prominent lawyers of
Bloomingto, Ills., was knocked down by a
cable car at the corner of Washington and
LaSalle streets yesterday afternoon and
died a few hours later at the county hos
pital. The wheels of an entire train
passed over the unfbrtunate man, and
when he was picked up his body was
bruised in a frightful manner.
Dazed at the Sndden Danger.
The passengers on the train say that Mr.
Spencer seemed to lie unaware that a car
was approaching until be beard the clang
of the bell when he was within a few feet
of the grip. He appeared to be dazed
when he realized his perilous position; the
next moment the car was crushing his life
out. A patrol wagon was at once called,
and the injured man was taken to the
hospital, where he died. He was 7S years
Harvard Law School Association.
Boston, June 24. The fifth annual
meeting of the Harvard: Law School asso
ciation was held yesterday in Cambridge.
The secretary announced that the raw
school's association prize for the best es
say hud been awarded to Ezra H. Thayer.
Officers were elected as follows: Presi
dent, Hon. James C. Carter, of New York,
twenty vice presidents, among them Hon.
K. B. Hayes, of Ohio: Hon. M. W. Fuller,
Washington; Hon. K. T. Lincoln, Illinois,
and Hon. George R. Hoadley, New York;
secretary, Ixiuis Brandesis. Bost6n, and
treasurer, W. Wade, of Boston.
Fought Three Rounds for a Girl.
Locepokt, X. Y., June 24. Joe Donner
and Connie Daley fought three rounds
Monday, with bare knuckles, two miles
east of this city. Donner, who is a light
weight, knocked out his opponent easily.
The fight was over a girl with whom the
young men were enamored. Both the
principals were taken after the fight by
t he referee and seconds and gtven a dip in
t he Erie canal. They then shock hands
end returned to the city friends. Daley
v as badly bruised, and one eye was
Great Luck, Perhaps.
Helena, Mont., June 24. Fred Kunz, a
B.iloon keeper here, has just received in
telligence that his father, who lives in St.
Louis, is one of the heirs of a wealthy man
w ho died in England many years ago and
whose immense fortune has been accumu
lating till now it amounts to over $82,000,
010. There are eighty heirs, so that Kunz,
oi St. Louis, gets over a million. The
money belouged to an uncle of the St.
Liuis Kunz. Fred leaves for Europe with
his father at once.
The President at Washington.
Washington, June 24. The president
arrived in Washington Tuesday afternoon
at 1:40, much refreshed by his vacation.
H- was accompanied by Mrs. 'Dimmick.
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