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Hn& Iffisski ltinal !ttiUigm VOL. XXVI. WASHINGTON.SUNDAY.NOVEMBERIS, 1891. 16 PAGES. NO. 35, IH IU IMY. ft,l I !,i 1 M '! I I I 1 1 NO LONGER "EN OFFICE." THE L1TEKAKV CENSORS DECIDE THAT NOVELIST BOGY MUST UO. Gonurul Hnuni AVrltcs a Scathing Bo view of Bogy's Boole to Secretary Noble, mid tho Latter I)l8mlnnes ho Author I'rom the I'onclon Oitloo. Tho uppoarauce In this clt.v n lew weeks ago of a novel entitled "In Oflleo" created con siderable of u stir. The book dealt with do pjrtmental lite, and Its characters, many of whom were painted lu rather unsavory colors, were so thinly disguised as to bo easily recog nizable by most well posted persons. Tho author of this book Is Louis Vital Bogy, until yesterday a clerk in the Pension Office, lio Is a grandson of the lal.o Senator Bogy, of Missouri. Up to a year ago ho was connected with a local paper and was considered a bright young journalist, lie found a Govern ment position to be more lucrative and ob tained employment in tho Pension Office. During ills leisure hours he devoted himself to writing tho novel which has caused so much talk. The manuscript he submitted to a news paper friend for criticism saying ho had been offered $100 cash lor the story. Tho friend advised him to accept aDd ho did so. Sbortlj' afterward tho novel appeared. It found u ready sale and excited much comment. The fact that tho characters were so clearly drawn caused severe criticism. Many persons in office felt that they had been slandered. The ladies ot the Pension Bureau and Postoflice Department ostracised Mr. Bogy. The matter was finally brought to the attention of Com missioner Raum. Ho was asked to examine tho book and determine whether Mr. Bogy was liable to official action for his Hterarv production. Tfio result of Commissioner Raum's perusal of tho novel is shown In the following lottor written by him to Secretary Noble: ''I have tho honor to acknowledge the re ceipt, by reference of Assistant Secretary Bus sey, of a letter addressed to you by Miss M. D. Miller, calling attention to tuo book entitled lIu Oflleo,' written by Mr. Lewis V. Bogy, a clerk in this bureau. " I have read tho book in question, and have before mettle, passage to which Miss Miller invites your attention, at page 148, whore allusion Is mado to a tragedy which occurred some years ago, of a young man shooting himself at a private residence, where he was calling, through carelessness. The young lady referred to was not responsi ble for It in any way. There can bo no doubt Mr. Bogy had this case in mind when he wrote this paragraph. Tho ehaugo of nameo does not obscure his allusion. Tho innuendo that tho honor of tho young lady was compro mised by tho visit and death of tho young man, that the damaging facts were hushed up by an inllucntlal Congressman, and that tho young lady is not kept in office becauso of her merit, but becauso of her figure, is, in my opinion, a libel upon all the parties con- cerned. "The writer makes it appear that tho chief of one of tho divisions in tho Patent Office undertakes tho seduction of ono of his lady clerks and failing in his purpose, subjects her to repeated indignities and invents and pro mulgates tho slander that she is the mistress of a "member of Congress, and at last causes her dismissal becauso ho has failed in his pur pose. Tho writer also brings upon tho stage persons represented as notorious prostitutes who aro retained in position and thus shows tho punishment of virtue and tho rewarding of vice. IIo also graphically details an Inter view between a member ot Congress and his heroine wherein tho member lu tho most buslness-liko manner advises her to enter upon a life of shamo with a certain General Twin ing, who had also been a Cabinet Officer, in, consideration for his inlluenco to secure her retention In office, and in tho same Interview introduces tho General to the young lady and ho in turn makes an appointment to meet her at her house that evening which ho does and without circumlocution offers to secure her any position she desires if she yields to his demands. "Tho social life of Washington is presented as thoroughly artificial and impure. Private persons aro brought Into tho book by unmis takable reference, who are guilty of no offense, simply for the purpose of holding them up to scorn and contempt. "Ho also assails tho church in chapter 13, where an attack Is mado upon ono of tho most distinguished, learned, and pious minis ters In tho District, and upon his congrega tion, which is known to bo composed largely of persons of tho highest respectability and honor. It is impossible to believe that a member of Congress would adviso an iuno cout young woman to enter upon a life of shamo as a means of retaining her position lu a Department, and yet a prominent and honorable business man of St. Louis, who was a member of tho last House, is brought for ward in this book, under a slightly changed name, as the person who did this thing, and the ox-Cabinet officer Is Introduced as tho willing instrument to carry out tho damnable suggestions of tho Congressman. "At page 148 tho heroine of tho book is ro galed by one of her lady frieuds with tho fol lowing: "My dear, virtue in oflleo don't pay. What do you get by It? Hard work, poor pay, persecution, and a coustant fear of dismissal. You don't even get tho credit of your virtue; no woman ever doee. People only think that you aro a hotter hypocrite than themselves. On the other hand, you have a good salary, nothing to do, lots of attention from tho men and plenty of fun. All you havo to do is to keep quite. You don't havo social recognition, but you wouldn't get that anyhow, and you don't want it.' "Tho book has scarcely a redeeming feature betweeu its covers. Its motive seems to bo to preseut.tho official and social life in Washing ton in tho worst possible light. Tho seeues aro laid durlug tho past six years and roclto events supposed to havo transpired during this and the previous administration. "Tho writer does not uudertako to point out evils which nro occasionally met in so ciety and in public lifo in Washington for tho purpose ot inaugurating n reform, but lie would have his readers believe that the mis conduct which ho so clearly brings to view Is tht rule and not the exception. "There are, no doubt, a fow cases in tho D pnrttuonts where- gross misconduct in private life on tho part of employes, both men and women, has not been followed by retirement from the public service as was deserved, but has been condoned upon tho urgent request of influential friends; but these unwortny per sons constitute an insignificant percentage of tho great body of people employed in tho vari ous Departments of tho Government at Wash ington. I feel freo to say from my own experience and observation, and from tho statements of many in public lifo that tho femalo employes of tho Govern ment, with remarkably fow exceptions, arc women of excellent character, both in private and public lifo, and aro thoroughly devoted to the performance of thoir duties. Many of theso employes aro the widows and orphans of men who havo distinguished themselves in the Army and In tho private walks of life. Tho general rulo is that they aro persons of education and'refinement with tho friendship of respectable and dlstluguiihed people, and they deserve and should receive tho projec tion of tho Departments from such attacks. Tho position I tako upon this subject is, that where an employe of tho Government makes slanderous attacks upon any branch of tho Government, or upon any public officer, orupon the servico iu general, either orally, through tho newspapers, or In book form, ho should bo Immediately retired from the pub lic servico. To tolerato such misconduct creates discontent and breaks doWn discipline. I regard Mr. Bogy's book as Inexcusable, and I think It better for tho service that ho should pursue his literary bent in priTato life." Secretary Noble was not slow in making re sponse to the Commissioner's communication, and It was sent late last evening, couched in tho following terse language: "Believing the statements of tho Commis sioner as to tho book "In Office" to be well founded; that It is slanderous of good and industrious people, and that tho further reten tion of its author in oflleo would be to tho harm of tho servico, Mr. Bogy is dismissed. Send him copy. "John W. Noble, Secretary." Mr. Bogy was promptly notified that his services were dispensed with. In talking to a Heuald reporter Mr. Bogy stated the work was merely a venture. "I submitted tho manuscript," he said, to a prominent journa list who was my father's and grandfather's friend and told him I had been offered $100 for tho copy by a publishing firm. He ad vised mo to tako it. I did so, and since the publication of tho work tho publishers havo mado $2,000 or more from it. I will not be such a fool again. I have another book in courso of preparation, which will shortly bo Issued and which Is a far better story than tho other." Mr. Bogy is very much disuirbsd over tho reception of his production by those who were made subjects for criticisms by him, but feels that he has dealt with them conscien tiously. POLITICIANS CAN'T GET IN. Tho K. of 1.. "Will Exciudo Such Persons ITrsin. Moinhorship. Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 14. In the Knights' of Labor Convention to-day it was decided that all who do not accept all tho principles enumerated In the platform mu6t either leave tho order or be expelled. It was decided that tho' general master workman should appoint a committee to amend.tho constitution, and tho now constitution published to tho order one month boforo the meeting of the next gen eral assembly. Tho rest of tho forenoon's session was taken up in discussing whether those holding State, county, or city offices should bo accepted Into tho order. At tho afternoon session tho general as sembly adopted a resolution recommending that as a rule assemblies refraiu from electing to membership any ono holding or seeking a political position. A resolution was adopted favoring tho holding of tho industrial conference now fixed for Washington City on February 23 next at some more coutral city Cincinnati and St. Louis being most favored by tho dele gates. INDIAN OUTBREAK. Trouble With Bear Englo and Din Buolts at Vino IMdgo. Tho Indian Oflleo has received the follow ing letter from Special Agent Georgo W. Mc Kean at Pierre, S. D., dated November 11: "I havo been to tho Choyonno River Agency and as far as I can learn there aro no indica tions of trouble among tho Indians of this agency, outside of tho fact that Bear Eagle and his followers havo brokeu away, sold all thoir cattle, abandoned their camps, and gono to Pine Ridgo in a body, and I understand tho bucks aro all armed. Why this outbreak or what it means I could not learn. Tho agent thought becauso ho had to demand that their children must go to school. Ho has sent his policemen after them, but I doubt his being able to bring them back without some trouble. There aro some rumors on Cheyenne River that tho Pino Ridgo Indians aro having, or preparing to renew,tho ghost dance, but noth ing reliable as to that could bo obtained." This letter has beau referred to tho Secretary of War for his information and such action as may bo deemed necessary. Outsldo '"l'looonco" Brought to Hour. Ono of the liveliest contests that has over taken place over tho selection of a site for a public building is now in its last stages in tho Treasury Department, Puoblo, Colo., being tho city which has caused the trouble. Be sides a bitter warfare among partisans of dif ferent sections of tho city, outside influences of various ktudB havo been brought to bear upon tho powers that bo in this eity, Includ ing tho oratorical eloquence and persuasive force of ex-Governor Foraker, of Ohio. A Big Snow Storm. Marshallton, Iowa, November 14. It has been snowlug hero soveral hours, and the In dications are favorable for a big snow storm. WEST INDIA RECIPROCITY IMPORTANT NEGOTIATIONS PRO OUESSINO IN WASHINGTON. Distinguished Olllolnln or British Colo iiIoh En Route lloro to Assist Minis ter Pauncofoto in His Negotiations With Our State Department. The Department of State is steadily pur suing its policy of enlarging tho markets for American products in foreign countries by means of agreements made under tho reciproc ity provisions of tho McKluloy tariff act. The subject which is engaging attention at present is ,that of the trade relations between tho United States and the British West Indies and Guiana. Sir Julian Pauncefote,who has charge of the negotiations in behalf of tho British Govern ment, Is availing himself of tho expert knowledge of Mr. Mevill Lubbock, chairman ot tho London West Indian committee of sugar producers. IIo was sent to Washington In this advisory capacity by the British foreign office at tho suggestion of tho West India Colonial authorities, because of his special familiarity with the tariffs of the British West Indian Colonies in general and with tho desires ot the colonists of British Guiana in particular. Representatives of tho Brlttsh Colonies of Jamaica and Barbadoes aro now on their way way to Washington to furnish the British Minister here with 6uch special in formation respecting the tariffs of their is lands as may bo useful in the negotiation of an agreement. Mr. Lubbock has had several conferences with General John Foster, repre senting the Department of State, with a view to arrange the preliminaries of tho agree ment, but, as tho intention is to make the agreement broad enough to include all of tho British West Indian Colonies and Guiana, the presence of the exports from Jamaica and Barbadoes is essential to substantial progress toward an agreement. A FITTING WIND-UP. Disorderly SconcH on tho Cloning Night of tho Globo Theatre. The Globo Theatre closed its doors last night, and the hangers-on about the place gave an exhibition that was not on tho bill. Two of the "scrappers" that have been giving exhibitions at the shows were on, and a spec tator remarked, "This is a of a show." This riled ono of tho would-bo fighters, and bo remarked that he could whip any ono In tho audience, using a very uncomplimentary term with his speech. Th"e two scrappers had adherents In tho boxes, and they advanced on to tho stage In pugilistic array. Tho audienco caught the excitement, and several fights oc curred In as many minutes. A fight was in progress on tho stage, and the scene was ono of the wildest excitement. Cries of "Fire," "Murder," and "Police" were raised, and the people rushing out on tha street mado it ap pear that tho building was on lire. Officers Sebright and Helen were on tho spot, and cleared the establishment of the rioters, though It was impossible to capture any of tho fighters. ORDERED TO CHILI. Nino United States Cruisers Said to ho Dcstlnod There. Boston, Nov. 14. Tho U. S. S. S. Newark has been hold from sailing until Monday in order to complete certain repairs. Tho re port is that tho Newark is to go to New York to tako in her navigation stores and await orders there. Sho will getaway at 10 a. m. Tho roport is about tho yard that nlno cruisers, tho Newark among the number are ordered to Chili. American Corn for German Soldiers. Berlin, Nov. 14. Tho War Department has concluded its experiments with Ameri can corn and has decided to recommend tho uso by the Army of bread mado of equal proportions of corn and rye, it is believed that tho Department of tho Interior will follow this example. Hon. William Walter Fhelp6, tho American Minister hero, anticipates that in consequence of this de cision tho German markets will bo thrown open for tho admission of many millions of bushels of American grain, The Vnrrow Court-Martial Closod. New Yoiuc, Nov. 14. Tho published pro ceedings of tho famous Farrow court-martial were brought to a close to-day. Tho judgo advocate, Lieutenant Blrkhlmer, argued that tho evidence complotoly proved tho specifications on which Lieutenant Edward S. Farrow had beon tried. Tho sealed result of the court's deliberations will bo forwarded to tho War Department at Wash ington. Tho finding will not bo mado public until it is approved by President Harrison. '' Straight-Out KepubllcanH. PiTTBiimio, Nov. 14. Tho straight-out Re publicans, who made quite a hot fight against the regular Republicans in tho recent election in Allegheny County, met to-night and decided to continue tho organization, Arch II. Row and, esq., ono of the leaders, stated that it was tho intention to put up delegates for the na tional convention. EvengoliBts Coming to Washington. Baltimohk, Nov. 14. The Princeton stu dent evangelists, Messrs. F. T. Pierson and R. S. Goldsbury, left this evening for Washing ton, where they hope to havo as successful a week as the past has been in Baltimore for all concerned, Upright pianos for rent. Pennsylvania avenue, F. G. Smith, 1225 THE IiOOALi STOCK MARKET. Continued Improvement in tho Volume of Business tho Past. Week. Tho transactions on tho local Stock Ex change last week showed progress toward an Increasing business and advanc ing prices In several of tho more active securities. Lincoln Fire Insurance was again a leading feature. After 175 shares were sold at 52 tho quotation advanced to 0 with sales of 200 shares. Later 100 shares brought G, after which tho price further advanced to 01, at which price 375 shaies were sold. The sales of Lincoln Insurance aggregate 850 shares. Tho lowest for the week was 52 ; tho highest, 01. Closing bid G; the lowest offer imr 03. The only other sale of Fire Insurance stock was of 100 National Union at 18. If the dividend on thib stock should bo retained at $L per sharo per annum tine is a very moder ate value for this stock. The only sales of bank stock last week were of 10 West End at 97 and 8 Bank of Washington at 410, 3 at 415, and 2 at 420. A high compliment was paid by the bankers' convention, now in session at New Orleans, to the Lincoln National Bank of Washington bv. their election of Jesse B. Wil son, the president, as vice president of thsir association. A few shores of Graphophone stock are making their appearance on tho market. The sales last week were 20 shares at 4g and 100 shares at 5. The rumor that the 100-sbarc lot came from the holdings of the assignee of S. V. White aro contradicted, for tho obvious reason that this stock was sold before the failure of the late firm. The election for directors of the United States Electric Company, held at Harper's Ferry Tuesday, resulted in the choice of the following gentlemen: A. A. Thomas, Robert Boyd, George W. Pearson, C. C. DuncanEon, John Paul Jones, D. B. Clark, W. E. Clark, P. H. Hill, Emmons S. Smith, S. W. Tulloch, A. M. Renshaw. The board orgauized yester day afternoon by the eleetien of A. A. Thomas, president; W. E. Clark, first vice president; Robert Boyd, second vico presi dent, and Seymour W. Tulloch, secretary and treasurer. Tho following 6ales not specially named above were made during the week: YVasbing ton and Georgetown convertible 0's, 2,000 at 140, 150 of the same script at 140, Washing ton Market Improvement '6 1,000 at 114, 500 U. S. Electric convertible 5's at 108V, 10 U. S. Electric stock at 155, 100 Columbia Title stock at 01, 50 at 03, and 50 at G, 12 shares Georgetown and Tennallytown Railroad at 55, 200 Pneumatic Gun Carriage at & per share, 10 Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone stock at 53g, 25 Washington Gas stock at 42, and 30 shares of Eckington Railroad at 35. DISMISSALS ORDERED. Civil Service Lnwa Must Be Strictly Ob. served. Omaiia, Neil, Nov. 14. Postmaster Gen eral has ordered that sixteen mail carriers and five clerks be dismissed in the Omaha post office. Soon after Postmaster Clarkson as sumed the duties of his office the U. S. Civil Servico Commission called attention to the fact that in the appointment of clerks and car riers in Omaha Postoflice, tho civil service laws had not been 6trlctly ob served. Some of tho men who had passed tho required examination and had failed of appointment, entered complaint with tho commission at Washington, which resulted in an inspector being sent here by the commission. He recommended uiai nve cierKs ana sixteen car riers bo dismissed from in tl Omaha Postoflice, and whose interests hod not been tho service that tho men protected and nau siooa mo examination enoulu bo ap pointed in their stead. The Civil Servico Commission insisted that tho recommenda tions of its inspector will be complied with to the letter. COAL FAMINE. Serious Aspects of the Troubles on tho Northern Lnlces. Chicago, Nov. 14. The coal famine caused by tho strike in the coal fields is assuming a very serious aspect for lake 6teamers. There Is not a pound of coal to bo had at Michigan City or South Chicago, and tho supply horo is so limited that some 6tearaers have been held twenty-four hours waiting for fuel. When over they aro going down the lake or when it It is possible to do so they tako partial supplies here, then run up iuto Mil waukee to secure fuel for tho trip. There was nearly a riot this 'morning at O. O. Rich ardson's dock over tho division of a fow cars which had been received during tho night. Advices from Cleveland 6tato that it will bo impossible to get any 6oft coal by water tho balance of tho season. Sluvln's Challenge Accepted. Boston, Nov. 14. Captain Cooke received tho following telegram from Peter Jackson, at San Francisco, to-day; "1 accept the offer of a $10,000 purso for a meetiug at tho National Club, Londou, with Frank P. Slavin, if I am allowed expenses for myself and trainer, and I will fight about April." Jackson's acceptance, conditional upon tho allowance of expenses, was cabled to tho Sportsman for submission to the mauugers aud directors of the National Club, . . Specie Imports and Exports. New Yoiik, Nov. 14. Exports of specio last week amount to 8,000 gold and $077,849 Bilver. Of this 5500 gold and 077,557 silver went to Europe, aud $S,400 gold and $203 sliver to South America. Imports of specio durlug tho week amounted to $1,050,274 gold and $135,540 silver. b $35,000 for u Colt. Fhanklin, Pa., Nov. 14. To-day Miller and Sibley 6old to Charles aud Franklin Rldgely, of Springfield, 111., their great Elec tioneer colt, Conductor, for $35,000 ca6h aud ten reserved tervlces. A STORY FOR A. NOVEL. A CALIFORNIA GI11L' BECOMES A. BARONESS. Miss Ida Grcon Obtains Fivvorablo De cision In h Gorman Court, and In Ad judged tho Legal llolr to n Largo Estate. Berlin, Nov. 14. Tho case of Mrs. Katherine Robinson and Mies Ida Green, who have been suing for the estate of the late Baron Von Barnokow. has lust been decided lu Green, the call herself favor of the claimauts. Miss courts decide, is entitled to the Baronuess von Barnokow and receives tho whole of the Baron's property after his debts are paid. Years ago Baron Kjell von Barnekow, an officer of tho German army, after a life of dis sipation, lied to America, aud after a varied . career became n runner for a hotel in San Francisco under the alias of "Fred Green." AVhile employed in this capacity ho became ac quainted with a girl named Galligau. Tho cou ple lived together, though not legallv married, but after the birth of a daughter tho Baron yielded to the Importunity of the girl and married her, under tho laws of California, making his daughter, though born out of wed lock, his legal issue. The Baron soon re sumed his dissipated lite, neglecting and finally deserting his family. H1b wife applied for and was granted a divorce. Baron von Barnokow subsequently returned to Germany, falling heir to the family title and estates. Without obtaining a divorce, be married again. In 18S7, a year before his California wife ob tained her divorce, the baron died. His second marrlago was naturally illegal. Without knowing that her husband was dead, Mrs. Green obtained a di vorce and- later on married a sailor named Robinson. A sister of tho Baron, Countess Von Moltke, wife of a major in tho army, a near relative of the field marshal, sus pecting the truth, instituted a search which resulted In tho finding of the former wife and child of tho Baron, s nd led to the establish ment of their claims as the legal heirs to a, large, though heavily encumbered, estate. RUNAWAY ACCIDENT. Mrs. Rccsido and Miss Stinemetz Receive Painfnl Bruises. AVhile Mrs. Howard Hecside, her little baby,, and Miss Stinemetz were passing from. Fourteenth street into New York avonuo yesterday afternoon their horse frightened at the steam roller in use in repairing the streets and dashed off at a fearful rate of speed. In crossing the railroad track the carriage upset and threw the occupants iuto tho street. Mrs. Reeside was bruised and cut about tho head and face.' Miss Stinemetz received bad and ugly bruises upon tho body. Tho driver was dragged a considerable dis tance, and was tho worst injured one of the. party. The baby escaped without a scratch. Satisfactory to Mrs. .Tell". Davin. Richmond, Va., Nov. 14. Mrs. Jefferson Davis and her daughter, Miss Winnie, accom panied by their host and hostess, General and' Mrs. Auderson and tho Misses Mac intosh, of Baltimore, who aro also guests of General Anderson by invitation, visited tho Westmoreland Club to-day to 6eo tho picture of Mr. Davis recently made by Browne. It stood this, tho sum-emo test, Mrs. Davis having remarked that it Is entirely sausiaoiory. Alliance vs. Third Party. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 14. Delegates to tho meeting of tho supremo council of tho National Farmers Alliance, which convenes, hero next week, nro beginning to arrive. It is learned that a resolution will be In troduced declaring against any third party scheme, and those members who aro lu favor of tho proposition to place tho Alliance In tho political arena will oppose it strongly, . Jim Bennett Oil" for fitu-upo Again. New Yoiik, Nov. 14. James Gordon Ben nett, editor of tho New York Herald, sailed', for navro, France, on the steamer La, Bretague to-day. Ail'airs In Samoa. Harold M. Sewall, United States Consul' General at Apia, Samoa, had a conference with tho President yestorday in regard to tho condition of affairs in that country. News Notes. Government receipts yesterday, 31,010,450. Tho amount ot 4 per com. bonds redeemed' to date: $21,435,000, leaving outstanding; S1.0GS,- oUU Presidential commissions to llfty-four post masters in ditterent parts of tho Union will ox pire next month. Bank examiners havo beon instructed to. tako charge of tho Choyonno National Bank ofChoyenno, Wyo., aud tho National Bank of San Diego, Cal., both of which failed during tho past week, Maryland postmasters appointed yesterday: F. Kelbough, Grave ituu, and O. D. Lord,. Rbodesdalo. Tho Treasury Department has approved tho aotion of tho appraiser at Boston In dispensing with tho services of Examiner J, F. Leary on tho general ground that a reduction ofex- Eonses iu tho appraiser's office was necessary.. ir. Leary's removal Involves no reflection whatever on his olmraeter or services. The Weather. For tho District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, generally lair weather; variablo winds, becoming northeasterly; no decided change in temporatuie; probably i'airMoudayJ except possibly local rains along tho coast. Thermometer readings yestordav; 8 a. m.,31; 12 m., CO; s p.m., 45; maximum temperature. 50; miuumum temperature, 30. Samo dato last year: Maximum temperature, &!; minimum temperature, m i m .1 i v J K '