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WROHGIWG HIS WAUD. procced- in Shields' with call V. w i t h pas- congregation, a and sor- and and coin- his of love his th it pro t i n . l l Mm P h i l l i p s c u l v e l y , l l i p n "li S of instead of the t h may to Lewis B. Scott, an old man, Doylestown, was on Saturday arraigne before United States Commissioner on the charge of having embezzled sion money belonging to Effic S. a young lady rosidinp in Iiidianapoli Ind , but at present visiting friends ing at 7 South Fifth street, Camden. her affidavit. Miss Cornell alleged tha the defendant, as guardian had misap propriated $1,435.93 due her. Counse for the defense objected to Commissionc proceeding under Section 5,486 of th Revised Statutes against his client guardian while the accounts of the which are before the Orphans' Court Bucks County, have not been settled, the balance due the ward has not ascertained. "In other words," saic counsel, "a guardian's account cannot settled before a United States Commis sioner." "I don't propose to settleany accounts,' said Commissioner Bell. Assistant District Attorney Gilpii then proceeded w i t h the examination Miss Cornell. "It will be necessary to inquire your age," said he in a manner that impressed every person present the delicate character of the vuestion. "I am twenty-one years of age," replied the witness with a smile. Continuing, she testified that she was the daughter of Henry S. Cornell, a member 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry, who diet about the time of her birth from recievcd in the war of the Rebellion She was well acquainted with the defendant. He had been appointed her guardian when she was quite small child, had charge of her father's estate. The witness had not presented a claim for pension, as her guardian had charge of that matter. In August last the defendant sent a statement of his accounts through H. James, hut the statement was because it allowed but $475 for money, whereas the witness knew that there had been more than that amount collected. Subsequently the defendant presented another account, but the witness believed that this referred to the estate. This the mother of the witness accepted as being about correct. About this time Miss Cornell called upon her guardian and requested some money, which refused to give, remarking, "You need not expect a cent, because I cannot it to you." She said she would like least $1, but he explained he was just enough money to pay his board. subsequently made another request for as met with refusal. kas l i v i n g with money, which While the witna grandmother her guardian occasionally sent her $'25; when at boarding school, five years ago, lie sent her $175, years ago he gave her $125, all of money came fiom the estate of her father. In all he had given her about §500. The witness was aware that Seott had met w i t h financial nient four or five years ago, but did t h i n k that lu\d anything to do accounts. When the witness questioned n concerning tile amount of lension he had drawn from her he that he did not know. She understood that Scott has been appointed her guardian because he was quite an influential nan. Howard B. Sickel, a clerk in the fion office, offered in evidence documents showing that a pension hud been ;o the child of Henry S. Cornell, to from January 19, 18G6, to May 23. or until she reached the age of sixteen rears, and the moneys, amounting in :o $1,435.93, had been paid to the defendant as guardian. On this testimony the prisoner was n $2,000 bail for trial.

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  1. The Bucks County Gazette,
  2. 31 Jan 1884, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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