Wednesday, September 17, 1879 - Page 4 - article 2
A Waif From tne Flaherty - Bennett Cano. A case growing out of the conviction of Flaherty and Bennett was tried In tho County Court this morning, boforo Judge Moore. It is a test caso, and tho questions involved iu tho suit ut bar aro tho samo la all the others. Tho plaintiff waa Edward F. Harnoman, who was employed In tho Board of City Works as a basin examiner. When Flaherty and Bennett Bennett wore removed from office it left President Massoy alone in the Board. The employes wero notified that they must suspend operations, as there waa no authority to employ them. The plaintiff and others persisted in their work and made daily reports. Thik extended from May 19 to July 23, when they were formally discharged. discharged. Thoy then brought 6uit to recover tho amounts duo thom, the amount involved in tho case at bar being about $160. The defense is that the men wero suspended by no - tloe of Superintendent of Sowors Dady, aa undor tho peculiar condition of affairs during tho interregnum there waB no authority to employ them. The plaintiffs claim that there waa no authority to suspend them, and the case turns upon that point. Case still on. Jesse Johnson for the plaintiff, Assistant Corporation Counsel David M. DeWitt for the city.