Dishonest Government Employees.
--For a long time past it has been known to those in authority at the Clothing Bureau
and the Medical Purveyor
's officer that a great deal of stealing was going on in their respective departments.
Valuable parcels of goods were constantly missed from such of these departments, but all attempts to detect the thieves were unsuccessful.
Last Friday, new and heavy thefts being discovered, it was determined to call in the aid of the detective police in ferreting out the thieves.
The matter was reported to Capt.
Marqubble, who detailed officers Wratherford
to work up the case.
The officers set about the business immediately, their first object being to discover some of the stolen goods, and thence get a clue to the thieves.
Saturday morning they succeeded in finding some of the stolen goods in a drug store on Main street, and learned from the drug gist whom he had bought the articles from.
Upon information received from the druggist, they arrested W T Spillers
, a young man employed in the Clothing Bureau
, who, being taken to Capt Maccubbin
's office, confessed that he had at different times stolen goods from the Bureau
He also implicated Alfred Morse
, another employee in the Bureau
, and a youth in the Medical Purveyor
's Department, named S H Bowman
, saying that they had worked together in thieving and divided the spoils.
were then arrested, and, on searching their rooms, there were found a quantity of cloth stolen from the Clothing Bureau
, and medicines from the Medical Purveyor's Office
, amounting in value to between twenty-five and thirty thousand dollars. Spillers
, and Bowman
were committed to the Castle
, but we presume they will be handed over to the civil authorities.