The Boy Had Always Been Well Supplied with Funds. Special to The New York Times.
BATH, N.Y., May 5 --James Bauder, who is under arrest in New York City, charged with passing a worthless check, is a son of De Witt C. Bauder of Hammondsport, and is well known here.The Bauders are among the oldest and wealthiest families of the town.De Witt C. Bauder, the father of the young man, is President of the State Bank at Hammodnsport, and is one of the Directors and the Secretary of the Pleasant Valley Wine Company, one of the largest cellars in the world.
The news of their son's arrest was a great shock to his parents, who are unable to account for his action, as they have kept him well supplied with money.He is only sixteen years of age.For the past two years he has been attending Betts Academy, at Stamford, Conn., and his presence in New York at this time was unknown to his parents until they were told of his arrest.They feel the arrest keenly.
James Bauder, while of a forward dispositon, has always borne an excellent reputation in his native town, and the announcement of his arrest caused great surprise.It was learned that he has been drawing small checks upon his mother's account while at school, but that she has always paid them.His mother has been at Stamford the greater part of the Winter, and with her husband recently returned home from a Southern trip.The Bauders, it is thought, will come to their son's aid.