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THE CAIRO DAILY BULLETIN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 131873.
THE BULLETIN.
Tsll.VII.OllEilLY, KJilnr an J Tub Ilibe
TERMS OF TI1K DAHA 'ULLETLK:
One week, by carrier t 55
One year by carrier, Inadviuco 10 00
dug year by carrier tl not p il J In
advance 12 00
Vne month, by mall 100
Itoree BonUtt, i,, ......,.u...(. 3i00
One jcar,......v 10 OJ
alth DOLLAR WEEKLY IWLLLTIN
lo'ja IL Oberly bat reduced tlio subscrip-
on price of the WfSEKLr Oairo HullktiN
i One Dollar per annum, making It tho
eheapeslptpar puhllstiod In Hauthern Illinois
TOPEKA.
THE POMEUOY LNVESTIGA.
THE SWORN STATEMENT OF COL
A.M. yOltK, REKOP.E THE
COMMIT! KK.
special Dispatch to tlic St. Lauli Democrat.
l'ol'CKA. i''ub. f. L'liu Pouiuroi invei-
lllfat'.oh commlltco ha been engaged for
tint patt IhW days, in tnk.ng tlia testimony
tif (VI. A. M. York, who uiado tlio remark
able exposure at tho tlmo of tho election
last WuduuidAy, In Hniwcr to tbo ques
tion, ' Whit do you. know of money or
oiucr corrupt means oolng used by Men.'
tor I'omoroy, or other parlies, In hls be
half? col, York isiJ in tubtinnco:
Quostlon: Vuit will nloaso stnto what
you know of money, or other corrunt
moms, ttioj ujr aenntor 1'omoroy, or other
nii in uit Dentin, to secure hi clcctlm
to thi) Uuiled Stales seiiuto during tho
Into senatorial contest, and what led you
first to (jolicvo that .Mr. I'omoroy bus been
using miiney corruptly?
Auiwor : Until Silnrdny night, January-lit!,
I bad observed nothing that in
duced urn to bolicva th .Mr. i'uiuuroy
was using monoy In buying vote', arid hud
fr-qtienlly beforo that tlmo remarked to
Mr. Simpson nnd other thut I did not be
liuvo tbal Mr. J'oinnroy would tako tho
risk of io. using money in tbu fucoof tho
Cittdnell investigation clntming no inucb
public attention. That night I wal in
sured that llr. l'ouloroy had dotorniinud
to use tuonuy from thrio circumstances
The first wai : I observed that Mr. l'o'u
eroy's headquarter wore nearly deicrtd
during that evening, whereas before, they
had bntn thronged with bit friend. Tho
second circumstance was that I was told
that mJ. T. 11. Eldridgo and Hon.
I. 3 Kill ch hid each boon acen to huvo
a 51,000 draft tlmt they said was given to
them to but with on tho result; und tno
third circumatnnco wa that luto In Urn
evening I heard Mr. Hilling, a mombor
of tho bouie, in tho bar-room of tho TotTt
house, declare himself very emphatically
infrvorofMr. I'omeroy, and assert re
peatedly tbnt Mr. Pomcroy's money bd
n.il bought him. I immediately went to
Mr. II K. Simpson's room, and after lock
ing the door tuld him that I was con
vinced that be was now to fight creun
backs. lie nkl ma why I thought co,
and 1 stilled to bim rny reasons as already
given, and that 1 c-ould nut account for
Mr I'omeroy' a hcadquarteis buing com
paratively di-scrtcu at a tlmo when thu
content ws to be tho hottest, upon any
other hypothesis, thin that it wus dono to
aa to afford tho bettor opportunity
oi member t visiting tut room uino
ttccd : that the fact, if true, of
Mujur E dridgo aud I. S. Kalloch having
each a $1,000 drft, and their s.iyln thut
it had been furnished them lor tbu pur-
Mito of belling, 1 tnougut could bear out
one of two interpretations: 1st. Tiiut it
bad neen given them for their support by
.Vr, Poiiieroy,whlch 1 deemed Improbable,
btilieving thai If Mr. i'omeroy was using
moripy in that w.iy ho would not g ve
drain but uiu currency, ami that thu ulhur
Hnd mom ruatonnbie interpretation wus
that they were showing this.j drafis to de
morslizjtho lugUUture, by w.y ol in-
Inuutlnn tlmt monoy was to bu p-iid, und
2d, that ordinarily a man would not de
fend liimkolf until ho had been charged
with some (ilfnse unless ho was contciou.ly
guilty Mr. Simpson alter lie had luteuua
to my reasons aidi "York, you mo right.
AVo bnvo rot greenbaokti to Uht
from ti.it tiiTtti forward."' That night
was the first that I believed that
Mr. Fomeroy would attempt to buy
votes with money. It had frequently
bon spoken of In oit prlvuie meetings,
and I think previous to that time, home
one, I bclievo Mr. J. C. llorlon of
J.iureMce, bad suggested tutting Mr.
I'omeroy, and if it was true that bo was
1. jyiug votes, expose him, but until that
ri ght il hud never been seriously con
.jered by uny of tln triti-l'omer-iy men
1 1 my knowlcgu. That night 1 wus real
ly tvt tho first tlmo discouraged, und Mr,
bimpsun nud '1 boib thought it uur con
j -Ckure were true thero was no hope of
'h iting Mr. I'pingroy, unless wa could
d'tcst and ctpnio lilm. 1 had that night
.Jill requesloil'by. Mr A. y. Ilurgrovii to
have a jJriVAtu fhl'ervlew with him (Usir
grove) on th next day (Sunday), und
from that invitation -I had pruviouily to
vim I'omeroy. 'Iloth Mr. Simpson and
niwvlf bjlluvwl that' i'omeroy w trying
to obtain my support, and if he was paying
money to uny one, might seek to
gain toy support In Ibis manner, and wo
talked ubout tho propriety of my availing
mysiilf of such an opportunity, If utfuiud,
lj expose him, but did not urnvo ut any
liefimtu cotK'luoou. I did not have a pri
vate Interview wnh Hargrove tho next
';ay. Monday cvmiing I received from
i'omeroy, through Hargrove, uu invitation
t- have it private buiinets intorviuw with
I'omeroy. I Immediately went to Simp
eon and requested him to get Senator
Johnson and J. C. Morton in tils room us
soon m possible, ut 1 hud something to
communicate. llorlon was nt tupper itt
that time. I should say il was ubout 7
o'clock. After Mr. Horton camo from
supper wu all went to dimpson'a loom ; 1
think 107 at tho Tiirt house, and ufler
locking the door I told him I had been in
vited to hold a private business Interviuw
that night. Ve all placed the samtt inter-
iretntion upon It, thut ir accepted 1 would
jtMitrontd iiionev for my vote. It was unan
imously decided 1 should make tho vcuturo
and if ottered by Mr. I'omeroy to take
il and expoto him on the floor of the joint
convention j that it wus inn only way to
expose him and prevent hiseloctlon. Thoy
examined my person nt that time, nnd as
cerultieiHhal 1 had 10 In currency, and
a certificate, of deposit (or (CO on tho
Kansas Vulloy National Dank at Topeka,
which was hi! thu money I had In my
piraicsttcn. I think thorn was no hour
fixed when 1 should visit I'omeroy. but at
somn time that night. After Iliad left
SimpsonV room, Senator Moonlieht or
Ilorton I cannot iny positively which
one told mn thut Col, illood wanted rno
to go at once to a house nearly npposiio
tho Fifth, Avcnuo hotel, and seo Mr, Ed
ward Olork. that' Hnnator Johnson hnd
already gnno Iberfl. I wiil 'Immediately
nnd met tllark, Cfil. Illood and Johnson ;
at which tlmo he fClark) read to ut the
aflldnvit that ha since hen published In
tho I11 V Common wealth,' and exhibit
ed ovonlepn $00 bill', and an oxprets
receipt Wr, I think, 1200, suit away
by hlm.lleirwl by him to bovo been re
ceived from I'omeroy for lignihg that let
ter be (I'omeroy) had read to mo, nnd (aid
that ho (Ulark) wimld go beforo tho nnti-'
l'omorajr jsaiMui Uvstiiiigtik und make ilio
ramo'atatcrirMttutrt wblc ho, did, )lo
foie laHOlark)'liad' finUBl readmit lit
suteiMkil In'tlo caiic'ui 1 asked Ui-nator
Johnioi If it V'oulJ not bo lest fur tni to
arid tio what K-triSroy had to ay bc
tore ho recoived intelilgunea of Ulark a
disclosure, and hu IbuUlil bet that I
ahould do to. I accordingly left thu cau
cus and wont directly to i'omeroy room.
1 remember teeing Mr. bhcintnrr of the
Lawruuco 'Tribune, in the hail, near Mr,
: l'o.ne rpy o rcaniif.- and rtqtiesliaf him io ai
cer.uiii whether Mr. l'oinerny wnt ut lib
criy. Ho vent into I'otitrroy'f room,
ii'l 1 1) 1 remained tiearthudoor In tne ball.
Uu camo nnd told mo I'omeroy Mould bcai
liberty very toon ; that Cel. .Marlln, ol thu
Atchlloii ' Ohnuipiou, would ,wk'' to
mo when to cniur, i'riinily Col. Mar
tin came to tho dour and nodded for mo to
coruo In, I pa-sud threugh lliu first room
into tho room In thu rcarut thorium
Air. 1'ouicroy'a private) toim. I should
lay tbal was somuwliero between &:i0 nnd
10 o'clock thut night. Air. i'omeroy was
in tho room, nud .wo had considerable talk
about tbo ccnatmial question, but of n
general iialuro. Wo were frequuiitly In
terrupted by parties wlihing to too him.
I think ho wu called out nnru by Judgii
Ilurton, and It was determined to post
pone our Interview till li o'clock Hint
night. I'omoroy tuld ma I could uoinu
throtigli thu ptrlor instead of through
tho other room, through which I had en
tered that tlmo. At that Inturviuw 1 do
not think there wat ny proposition talk
ed olj tlio intorviuw win qultu uriuf. At
I 'J o'cleck I returned to hit privato room,
through tho parlor, l'jtiiuroy cainu to
tho door and said thoro wuro n num
ber of gentleman there, nnd
requcstod mo to return ngain
nt 1 o'clock, I romcmhor teeing .Senator
Murdockiu thu room ut that tlmo. At 1
o'clock I roturnod ngtln through the
pirlur, und At tho tlmo hud u private In
torviuw' with I'omuroy. To tho belt of
toy Judgment, I was ulono with It I ct in
that room at that tlmo from an hour und
n half to two hours. Almost the first thing
ho did was to show nio a list of tbo men
ho expected to vnlu for hint on tho llri
vole, and a. list ho expected to voto lor
him on tho second vote, Thoso lists wnru
printed sennto und homo mils. Thoio
who.n he n:ild wcro certain to support
him worn marked with a circlo on tho left
hand sfdo of tho name, und thoso whom
ho regarded doubtful wuru marked with it
chnructer somewhat resembling n hoi-
r.ontal on tho right or tho name, To the
best ol my recollection, ho onlmed ns cer
tain thirteen in tho nonuto, nnd forty-seven
or forly-ciiiht in the hoiito on tho lira
vole, arid what ho wanted particularly was
to eel cnouch to clvu him ft majority in
caul. houtQ on Tuesday, nnd bavu il de.
tiled then on tlio second vote. Hu
claimed n groat increase, but I ennnot ro
membur thuiiumber.but il wns'larguly over
a majority. Ho expressed himself very
anxious ihtt I should sup
port him on Tuesday, tlut
fiu could control the bouse, but
that ha needed fuur moro ijunutore, and If
1 would comu over he thought i oould gel
enough moro. to support him to give himu
majority in thu bdiiato. After looking
oter his lists, I told bim that I thought ho
wa mistaken in bit estimate of thu llrt
vote; thai I did nut think ho would gel
over foriy-llvo in thu ben a to und ilouiu,
und, possibly only forty-two. Ho wanted
mu to lull linn in whom l lliuugui nu was
iiilttnken. 1 told hlin thai was aoiiiHtliii.g
1 could not do, to betray tho secret coun-
elt of thu men 1 had been working with.
He urged mu, for my own interest, to sup
port turn, ii I)U mid hu Was Hire to bu elect
ed, and bu wanted mu to bu on thu win-
nine aide; that success wuuld make it nil
right with the people of my district, and
they woutd think i had acted wisuly lu
chancing over in time to keep my iuflu-
once, 1 listened to Hnd talked with him
about half an hour, I should think, in thi
peculiar strain to that I. havu stated. 1
eaid to him that I fulled to tako thu samu
viow of tho matter thai ho did, and was
sallstled that hu would not gel near ao
large a tupiiori as bu expected, mid that 1
saw no reason for my remaining longer;
thai I had been informed that hu
desired to havu n private business
interview with me, nnd aaked him if
1 wnt correct, ilu ealil 1 was correct;
mil until I would say dial I would go for
tl l in it would noldu for him to oiler ino
moiiov. Uu said hu was liai old it politi
cian io bribu vo'.us; but li I would say I
wuuld volo for tl 1 1 it 1 would then buouu
of his friends, and bu taid hu had a purf' Cl
nghl to hulp me, thu iniiio as hu would
any ol hi friends, I told him 1 could
ton under uny circumstances say I would
votu fur him on Tuesday, tlmt I mud
votu fur Mr. l.owo then, oven If I should
decidu lo votu for him (I'omeroy) on
U'rdne'diiy. Hu said: Well, say you
will voto for mu on Wednesday, 1 think
wcru hit exact words. I refluulcd it mo
ment, und then said, 1 will voto for you on
Wednesday, with tho privilegn of recon
sideration. Ilu then asked mu what 1
wanted. I told him it w not for mu to
say. Hu then lulJ, I will givu you $5,000.
I told bim it wan evident hudid not place
avery high ottimatu upon my survives.
This teemed In iitonlsh him. and ho ro
pli'd, ' Why S5,U0Ois n very largo sum It
litHliiiottAlortunuforsouiomeii.' 1 think
tho'u were tint precise words. I said that,
under aonio circumstances, it wa n very
largo tium; but wo might its well look
this matter rquaroly in tho face, and call
things by their right names ; that if I took
tho monoy and voted for him it wns a
bargain and sale, and it was useless to try
and make nnythlng olu out of it;
that hu was asking mo to risk
everything reputation, honor, char
acter, tho conlldencn of my friends, nnd
(5.000, was a small amount fur what ho
Hiked, Ilu then nskrd mu fhat I tlioii'.'ht
I ought to have. I aid that $10,000 wm
certainly tho lowest sum I ought to think
of taking. Ho said ho would nut think of
paying any such amount if St win not
that hn knew I born n good reputation nt
home and was regarded a u man of truth,
mid, If ho pild mo that amount, ho would
do it only in consideration of tlio service
I could ronder him In tho Joint conven
tion , that, when I got up to explain tnv
voto in tho joint convention, and should
ty I had Investigated tho charges against
him and found them falso nnd mallclou
calu -.nie that would bo believed by a
great many und throw the opposition into
confusion. Ho represented that it was a
matter of Absolute ncesssity tlmt hu should
win, Hint let It colt what it might ho
must go through, and that ho would glvo
mo $10,000, but wunieu ninety nays
time on half of il. I told him If wo mado
any arrangement it had better bo a cash
transaction; that It was a delicate matter,
nnd I would prefer to havu tho cash. Hu
assured mo thut his wn.'d wa nt good as
gold, and that he would surely jny. I
asked him if hu ln.il not hnd u similar
transaction with Milt Ituynbld it fow
years ago and plpnd want of consideration
when sued, llo represented that was to
help build up tho parly, and Milt had
not served the party at ho ogroed, Hu
then agreed to glvo mo $11,000, hut could
not let m have it ml then, us ho hnd paid
out a crrat deal, but would pay mn $1,000
then $5 000 tho next day, Tuesday, nnd
$2,000 tho day following; that ho had aeut
to Atchiin for moro funds nnd would git
them to.inorrnw (Tuesday); ho then went
to a trunk and took out n packngo of
$1,000 arid laid- it on tho table; I
told him hn had lietlermaku il$2,000 then
nnd $',000 tho next day nnd $3,000;
th' day nftnr; he said very well, and took
a nooknt-book from hit sidu pocket and
counted out tl.OOO in 100 and &0
dollar bills und placed It with tbo other
$1,0)0, which 1 then took, nnd put It in
uiy inshlu vest pocket. Mr, Poiueroy thin
told lu who Wer'o noting a piu in our
Witl-rtSniuroy catiip-lAlr. York hero
Diadtf hIi espmnalloii, nod on motion tbu
presl wcro requested to retire and that
tie llaj the supwrt cl uveiy railroad n
the state; that no had fotCeil the li Ij.alid
O. railroad to help him, and that .Mr. Kal
loch had mii order in his poikel to lake
itioralllOad printing Irvm T. U. riiutchcr,
htiJ that lie (I'omeioy) liudduiiulided that
Holol) Thatelier buUliellargvd ut ultomey
of that road; th.it ihfc Ursttliing alter his
uliCllon hu o'u1d CoiiiineiiCo nu our rep
rvtunlallVei III Wushlugluii, nnd ilu would
sou to il that they should Hot hive
any inil.ieiicu or atiimllug In polit
ical circles, and ulsu that hu would ret
thu iiiUeliitiury at work lo defeat eveiy oiiu
of tlium in iw j yutra from now ; that the)
WoUal learn Hint II Would not do to cum
bmu iignilial hlin. Hu alto represented to
mu that it hud nil been arranged that if I
went Into their i'otneroy war I wns to bu
tho next repru'unullvu'tu co.igruss from
duitlhern Kansas. Tlou they had lo liavu
foinu man froui Indepen-encu lo work
with tin-in, uud thai 1 wa tlio man they
wanted. Thai Indiqunduiico wa onu of
thu political centers of tho flute, nud
thureforu 1 wa lucatod just riglit to go
to emigres two yoars irons now. Ho
uisurod mi) Hint 1 had mulu thu rignt
start that nigh'. that from that llmu on
1 would find it cny; thai he wu a trtiu
friend to tlioto who atood by liim, and had
money wl lull t 'licu to hulp In friends
and whenever 1 Wanted money lo let him
ktiutv. At thai intervliiw .Mr, I'omerny
infiiriiied mu ho had paid thu campiign ex
putisci of suinu of thu uiPinhtir, bu'. hud
not bought mi v votes. Ho did not tm'ti-
woman Allco O.tton, charging Tomeroy
with having hud cilinlDal connection
wu her ul It irnum's hotel. In Italtlinuru.
l liu samu uVeiling hu, witness, wuni lo
ttdimtor I'otneroy hojis'e, wheie lot had
nu iuturviuw witii tun senator, which he
ttius detail : Mr. I'omeroy excused bim
suil to Ills gnosis, nud invited mu lull) thu
next room, larther t ruin lliuslieel, nnd In
dlualul ins WluingtieaS lo liear What I
bad lu offer. Hu kul down On a tola, mid
1 look it chair in Ironl of him, d
shotved llllil tlio papers I had received
ito.n Oed. McKrii, und titkeJ him to
read Iheui. He s.tid, in reuiy to intur
rtyutlont by me, that hu did wiitu n let
tjr r. commending thu appointment to it
position in thu L'lllted btaiei treasury de
paitmelil of thu Wolnau ttieteln rulerred
to. l'uat lit) W.i at llimuniS holt I, 111
llaltliiuro, at ll.u tlinu staicd in such pa
pula; that the. tv.tiiiaii reierred to lliureln
nnt there at thu taillu tune. Hu said hu
did nut retnuitiber thu number ol thu room
hu occupied. Del not know whether iald
ttouiuu occupied it loom a'lj.illillig li i bill
llioiighi her room was near hl. Cottld
uotsay wiiethor theru was u commuuica
lion Uoor between thu room h occupied
that night uiitl thut occupied by thu Woman.
Ilu denied having any Improper telatioll
Willi thu woman, lie said n young muti,
wiiusu liiiinu hu could not then call to
nun I, went to llilliniotu with him, ami
occupied thu rami) lied wtlll him thai
ulglii; wa conll lent no could get thu
young man's atll InVIt tu that ill'.-cl. llo
iald inUiO papers weru gut up by W. U.
Curmati, uud soiuu onu ubo. (t think,
I, lent. lJutiltty ), us it blaelstiuiilit.gschemu,
Thut sumo tli'liij; Inul been iitteinpied upon
.SJiialurs Morton mid Chandler. 1 muler-
kstnntl him lo uvaii that thu woman had
tlon nny iiumos in this connection, nor did j mntlu similar cli irges ngainst M irtiui ami
UhanUler. ilu s.iltl ho Haled tu havu
siluli things brought out iigalnu him,
uvon IT they weru talus Hu did mil want
to tnko thu tlinu nud trouhlu to disprove
them, and that hu would very much regret
having such thing aid of hlin l" persons
ol character nnd standing, but did not cure
whal thu Demncriilii piper might say, us
it would bu regarded ut n political lie.
(Junction: Hid you not, ul thullmnynu
handed ihesn paper to S diator I'omeroy,
speak itltouttliti latid-elllec, and sny in tub
staiico that you wanted to show him that
you wcro in earnest, or that you had never
I cither nny luloriuaiiun f'oui him ol
nny kind that would point to thu names of
nny members of the legislature whmo ex
pense hu had piitl. Alter leaving hi
room I mot Senator Crluhton on thu
stairs. Hu nikud mu what I v.',i.
up lo. I ma. In h Jotting re
ply, for him to never mind, nud replied in
it similar strain that ho I: .low what I wa
nt 1 think 1 left I'otiiomy'n room both
the lait timos by thu parlor door, Hu
(Cr)clr.nu) passed on upstair, nnd 1 weir,
lu .Simpson s room uu thu first II mr of thu
l elii linuso. lie, Mmp'on, was still up
1 should say it was nearly 3 o'clock In tho .vi nblo to iimkn him understand tho irn-
...AM..I.... ...in .., In Cmtk...a 1 .1... . I ..f I I lit - .
morning. Sumo ono wa In f3impoii'
bed apparently nsleep. Kinip'on and I
went lo ihu rear cud of tin) room, nnd I
lohl him I had received S'J.OUO from
i'omuroy. llotliruw bark hi hand and
buuil nnd s lid, in n whl-per! "Thank
Ooi," "Thank Gi d," "Thank (led " "Wu
can now redeem our Statu .Ho seized
mo by tho hand in tho most intense ox-
purtaiicoot thu rMtifivitl of tho laiul-ulllcu
lo Independence, to him personam f
Answer: I did, and explained to him in
what manner. That hu had hitter cliumic
.in Indep-nJunce, and that thu matter thu
papors referred to wa known to several
tli- ro. 'I hat thu 'Democrat had already
published something about it, but that the
I heltur part of tho community had nuver
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W. IITHI.OP. Tret.tirei.
TUB CITY NATIONAL
SI A Ml O. IT.r.lNOIN
UAl'ITAL, 7 . 8100,000
citemont, nnd said : "lurk, I was nover given credit to their truthfulness. Hut if
moro gratifnid for anything in my lifu. I wu fulled to gel tlio land-ofllco nfler what
remained with him nearly ono hour, con
versing in whispers in n very low tone,
I showed him tho money, S-,000, by un
buttoning my vet, but did not tnko it out
of my pocket, beculllo of tho bed being
occupied. Thnt morning boforo breakfast
I infor.icd aenntor Johnson ortho result
ho had promised to tho people while there.
and to Col its ol Grass and Mnyor Wilmn
since then, It wa not Improbable that In
their disappointment in not getting the
office, nnd their indignation toward' him,
they might iiso the'o statements aijnlnu
him: that Wilnon wu einrnizint of tho
of my interviow with I'omoroy, nnd had mutter, und the chargos contained therein,
him count iho $i!,000. That was ir. room , nnd wus per.unally atquainled witii W.
H. 110 in tho Tcllt Ilfttio. After C Corniiii that thu removal of tho land
leavlng Mr. Simpson's room ..fileo would tend 10 innko 111 m friend hii 1
(No. 110) I passed through n I disarm uny attempts to slander him or in
communicating door to room No. 112 nnd ; Jnru bis character in connection with thuio
found my bed occupied by Capt. Peek und c rges That i- just us near as I can re
omu other gentluman I thuu went member my statement to him.
down to thu bar-room of thu house, and sat Qdeuiim : Whut else, if anything, did
down it short tinni by thu stove. S.tverul
otliTS weru theru. I reliiumber seeing
nnd talking with ci-tjeii.ilor K U. lioss
l'reseiitiy 1 laid down on tin counter and
remained there, I should say, until be
tween 0 and 7 o'clock tint morninc.
That day I had my bagao removed frnin
thu Tulll houiu to lliu re;ldenco of Mr
lto, marly eaftofthu sinto-hnuse, whoru
1 hail 'ctiifaucd board und lodcini: 1
kept my room that day (Tuesd tyj except
wlille in thu senate. Some lime tl tin til:
that afternoon, nt M .j. T II. Kldridgit's
room, nt thu Tell't hou'o, I requested him
to utccrluin nt what limit i'omeroy desired
to seu me. MiiJ. Kldrldgo went to fee
I'omeroy, and when hu returned said I'om
uroy would sen mn ut 4 o'clock, in one of
Ins ( UldridguV) rooms, tho smaller one.
At 0 minutis past I o'clock I went into
.i.... ...I ...... ii ...
tout ronill, Hlltj priiieouj i tiiiieruv eamu r
in, When 1m camo it a brother of Maj J
bldridgu was in thu roiun. I'om
eroy said ho thought Tom Mu)
f.iilriugo brother wa Iliere, lint
said II tvu no mntlur; .Mr. Khlridiso lefi
thu room itlmo-t liiimudl ttely niter I'onie.
roy etiterud; 1 omoroy und 1 then took
eut; hu took from hi pocket n pjckag"
Jiiim up in brown iiap-r lied with it iwinn
and handed it to mu sayinc there is $5 OtiO
and at thn samu timu took from Ins pocket
a pockutliook and openml it; I observed
that it contained currency; I ulied him !
ho hnd concluded to glvo mu $5 000 in
vend of . 1,000 ns ngrecd; hu then said he
would like to tut. o $1,001) out of that pack
ago. I replied that hu had better leave it
as it is. I'omerny s-iid, "Very well," nnd
folded up hi poekethook nnd put it In Id
ptickot, Ho said ho would piy mo thn
other $1,000 thu next day. I put tho pack
ng.i in thu ini-ido pocket of mv overcoa'
which I had on. I'omeroy said ho would
liku to havu mu come Into'liI caucus thn
evening. I told hlrn I win up nearly nil
night lust night, nnd vas till. worn out nnd
thought I had better go to my room end
get a good night's rest to prepnru mysaif
for thn morrow, u I intended to do my
most ofiVellvo servleo upon tlio door of thn
joint convention. Hern our Interview
ended, and 1 havn not seen Mr. I'omeroy
sinco, Geo. II. l'eek staid with me Tues
day night, nnd that evening I lo d him
what I had doiin nnd proposed to do thn
next day. I ihnwed him lliu monov,
$7,000, which 1 had In my trunk
In my room, I think ho counlod
It. $0,000 of that money Hp
punrcd to be in onu general bank paekt:u
1 think upon all of tlw?o p ickn'es $1,000
was stamped or piinted. 'f hero went six
packages, llacli coniulnlng$l,000. Theru
wnt also upon till tho pacliugua thu tin m
ber of month nnu number of il ty n llguio
1 think that "1-13 ' Was on soma of tho
p.iclitig.js, nnd I think tint letter "1!" was
on ull Iho packages, but 1 won't bu
positive. The next morning ( Wedmday )
I stated what I had dono unit proposed to
do,to Mr, G U, Urowtbor, secretary of thu
senate, nnd rhowed him tho $7,000. This
wus ii my room at I!os'. J. O. Ilorton
ctllod ul my room that afternoon, nnd
wbllu theru coustcd thu money ; also Jjen
otor Johnson, hut not together. Thu
bands around thu packages remained the
sine ami wero not taken oil' from 'thu
limit IVimeroy handed tho samu to mu in-
til 1 pacu the iniiio into tho hand or the
secretary of the serial') in joint convention
on Wcdnosday. At onu of lliu interviews
I lint) with .Simpson il was iiiggAtlud thai i
tho iwiriny,$7,UQl, hould bu given to thn
statu school fund, but il wns subsequenllv
thought better to givo it into thu hand ol
tlio legislature to dulrtiy thn expense of
inves igating tho chargn galnt I'omuroy,
1 desiru to statu what 1 omitted in my
previous examination, that the nllegeil
fuel of Mb). Kldrldgo and I . S. K ullocli
each having n 1,000 draft was imparted
to mo by him.
In answer to qustloni conenrning n
trip whlnh hn (York) made to Washing,
ton In January, IB72, tlpi agent of tho
clly of Independiincn, K mtas, tn secure
thn romovul of iho land oIIIim to th it cny,
lliu wltnes said thathn had an Inter-low
with .-onntors I'.imoroy and ('il'lwoll ,n
tlmt subject cm thu (tvouliig of January 15
nnd that thu decision was unanimous
against making thu removal lo ludepen.
dencu. Tho nest day bo (York) called
upon Qrn. MoK wim of Washington, to
whom ho had n letter of introduction, nnd
McKtvcn gnvo him tho utlUuvits ol thu
I'omoroy say 7
Answer: In addittnn to whnt I htvo
nlrcidy given, lot snld, in sutialunce, that
hu particularly desired mu to stand by
him in thi matter, and pledged himself',
on thu honor of n man, that the land olllcn
should io to Independence by the first of
April, but wanted mo to agree thnt it
would hi satisfactory for l.itu to promise
us removal whenu"er tlio register nnd
receiver should recommend its removal
or thu "strip bill" should pass. And I re
member asking Mm whether hu could get
hi ciilleimues to mrren to such an arrange
ment, so I could carry hack sumu definite
us-urunce. To which hn replied, in sub
stance, thnt lio could havu whatever be
akeil nt iho interrlor department. That
hn wa in carnpsl now nb uit this matter.
ami would meet mo the next morning nt
8 o clock, and nrranco thu matter definite
ly Adjourned till 2 o'clock p'm.
Tho land-dllicfi wn removed to fnde
pndence n prouii-cd, n short time nfler
wrd. Tim witness ndded tlmt ho hnd
not u.od t'i Caion diciimont ngainst
I'.miernv in thn senatorial cnntnsl, nnd
llnit lis publication In Topeknduring thnt
contest wa with .ut his knowledue ir en
nivance. iu thnt bn did not approve of
said itl'Hcatlon. Hn "aid, further, tlirtt
seniitor-nleet Ingall had no Klioudedan of
the plot to entrap nnd expos.. I'omerny
previous to the prnrreding In joint con
ventlnn At tho cuiriiison of the
examination of York, to-night, tbo com
mittee adjourned until Mondnv at 1
o einek, when other witnesses will ho
Called.
A dlspntcli hn tteen sent In V.imrrnv.
bv the rluilrmnn of ihocommliteo, r'equea.
ting him to nppoir, and inforinirg l.im
that if hoistinnbtx tn nttend, nny state
ment he rimy sen fit to make in Iho matter
w'll ha dil'v Considered
W. P. IM Miliar, PrmMsn t
IIKNHT Ii. IIAM.IIIAY, Vie9.PrtsJ,nt
A. II. MAKKOliD, Caihlrrf
WAIiTKh IITSI.OI', A ilitinu,)
insrcrotii
llrsat I . Ulii&.t, W. P. llsttiuAT,
Did. 1). WiiLiaoK, fitrrHts hi so
A. II. SirrisD.
nartmnce. fiiht noil UnlKsl N In lea
Honda IIoiikIii nml nolil.
KPOSITH ri-celt-.l, nud a fnaersl l,nkln
Ml!nst Ultl.
b'HWT NATIONAL HANK
or OA i its.
fit NIK I, I1URD, frMtlfnli
HOHKHT .libit t, iM.r-re.llstit
O. .N. IIUlillF.S, Oa.nlor.
C:)I,LKCTIONS I'KOMITLY M.lDH,
EXCMAN'iE. coin, l.snk notes sail laltet
dtntf enrilleit notulit anil aol.l,
lelsss.i lllnianl t T'mr lien
Mr.Miii.it.
HTovr.s. tinw: k, irrr,
FIL LEY'S
'0AIC
AHHMAOIJ.eoi.niiV ItYTIIIl
UXCEIiSIOIl yiAXVV, COM I'A NY
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Are doing more nml
Cliavtci' BETTER COOKING
IlOIMi IT
Qnlr iileler mill rJluutper
w 1 llun ny htovt eftame cotl.
Clinvtcr
Oak
Ann -ALWAYS
Low-Triced, Kolinblo,
AND OPP.KA I II PKHKFAri'l.Y
Will do your
Clinitor COORhNfr CHEAP
Oak
AN P. tfiY,
HIS It A II S.I.IIA.V.
Charter
Oak
n-i in.
alvmvs
SOI.1l'
II Y
0. W. 1IKXDUHRO.V,
OA I ISO, ILLINOIS.
(IO TO
W. W. THORNTON'S,
IIUILDKH3' SUPPLY DEPOT
13 j TKNTfl htbkut,
fob
ll'iora, Nnill, MIIiiiIr, Monlilliika,
Kiivejnttera,(tTcioi) U'lmlovr nml lloor
rruioea, I'liiorlnc, l.attl,
MIiIiikIpn. J In zed Nnah, Sllnzed Midi-
Usrht, lllnaml Trniit4,
snalt Wrlvhla, Hnali fnlllea nml O
Illlnd I'nalrnlna-a, Knotltia;
rail, Ilminn Ointnl, I'laalerlii
I'nprr, ffirpct ll, Whit ft
l.rnil, LIiikwI ), Asnrrlrisn Wlrtdo
(llnsta, Knicllali Hnilfrrnch
I'lnff Ulsw, Puny, U!niler'a l'itni
fsevrrr lpt- I'ltlrnl 'ii,inra,
KK,
Kir.
Kli.
AOKNirf lor flock lllrei paper OompsDj'
Hheathlnir Kelt nd (asrlt Cetnont
II. W John' foiprored Hoofing nlwT n
hantl.
S. WALT UK S,
crtttus
HARD and SOFT LUMBER
o etrcry description,
LATH, SH1NOLKS, OKDAH POSTS
DOOIIS, SASH, BLINDS
OUD?:i.3 SOLICITED.
Steamboat Lumber,
furnished on sijortsjt notlcs.
Uommoroial-av, bet. iOtli and lUli-nK
OAIUO ILLlMOlf.
7tT
llST NTSSIIKM.
BAM WILSON,
d i i Lt i in
03O.A.T STOitBa
OKOOKR1KH,
I' K O V I 8 I O N 8 tTC,
No. JIO
'lin T,v f'trnn, Tn.
J)KNN1S IIAIjHY
Has now on Iintul all kind ol
DUY CORD AND SrOVK WOOD
i'or sale. Leave orders nt
WM.KI.linK'SSTOUK,
Corner Sixth nnd Commercial,
Or ut comerof Ttvcllth and Poplar. If.
tHomo AtlfrtiBpnfa.y
iNEVKHKiNoSVN Tp.feAljL
FEVER & AGUE POWDERS,
ron hie t'KiiM.iNr.vr cums ov
(JIIHit.S AMI FF.vnn, lL'MB XUVl'.
OH A V I'OUM OF IX I KUMIT-
Tilt i:KAfEsfT)M:OVEliY OF f HE
A (IK I
There nrc no disease so debilitating In
their cllcrt upon thd rousllmtleii r the
nbotc, nnd tn, lie more tlllllclilt to euro bv
tin tisii.il mode ol practice, The r'ever anil
Ague Powders will effect a cure in rusi s ol
the longest stutidiiig ns well n prol u it pie
ventlvit In the forndilg slaec ut the dlsensed
llelng pitrtlj cgetithlc, they tu t llh cil
ia nty on thu illene, totally crailleutltig It
from the sjstcm, nnd protein n icturn at
any Inline period.
Why wnsifi your money nnd health In trr
lug etety lneillelno )oii hear or, when
Thompson's) I'VuTiiiid Ague Powder li.it o
neter lulled In cure tlio Uilll III any case.
UEASOsVsS WHV TIIEV ONLY SHOULD
HE USED.
Tltclr reputation Is established. Thou,
sind of testimonial hne been recrlted,
showing that thee powder h:tu iicrlormeil
mir.iele lu curing rac of long standing,
many of thulu considered hopeless.
'Micro I no ilk In taking them. They
I'ont.-iln nolhing Injurious, nnd, therelore,
noun ol Iho lingering disease snnltetithu
result of the many nostrum of the dav.
Pliyslelnii" rccntiiinctid th. in as superior to
iiifnlno or nny other known remedy, lor
they leuwi the s stem in n healthy state, ami
thu patient beyond lliu probability of n re
lapse. iinu'Aitn op ..(iii.N"n:itPi:rrp. Tim
genuine are put lip lu square Ilu boxes, Willi
TiiiuiiuN's pi;vi:it ami aoi'i: row
DKIH Mumped on thu lid, nud the slgusture
ol Tiiojfp.ao.N .t en turoiiD on fhu wrapper.
-o otlict. can jiosslbly be gcnitlrc.
Our Homo Advcrtiscra.
MII.MM;sir.
SELLING OFF AT COST
MIlS. MAHOAHKT JACKSON
Konncrly Swnndcr, Intending to rcmovn
to Kentucky, ileslrcs to dispose of licr larcn
and elegant stock ol B
IM". I ZLuIu 1 35r El 12 "2"
Immediately. Jit order to facfllltate the sale
ol her good, Mrs, Jackson has determined
to oiler thu
KNTIKK STOCK AT COST
And Intlles tho ladles ol Cairo nnd vle' v,(r
Mi" Jndiion'sr tl,C' dcMre ,,'00,, hiT-'xn'-
GOODS ARK ALL NEW
The moslof them havln? been selected rrom
the laic fall style", hchco tho ladles hau
rare oppoitunlty to purchase new and fnslt
lotiahlo millinery nt cost price. TIir stoc
consist of Int rlhbrtiis, flowers, hosier
ladle it nderwear. etc., etc. ll-IKJtf
U II K U M A T I 0
AM)
HOUSE LINIMENT
Titr.nf.KAT KXTfin.vAf. nr.MKtiv yon
P. H K U M A T ISM, NH V II A L -
(J I A, Sl'HAlNS, K TO.,
(IOOP FOll MA .V 0 11 UFA ST.
This liniment lm earned for Itself n rcpii
tatinn liueqtinlleil in the hi'lory of external
nppllcalloiis, c3r'MiouaiiiN"tvIio now suf
fer from i liciitnat I'm, neuralgia, etc., would
llnd Immediate relief I rout nil pain by using
Ihl certain rcmeilv. Ill equally etleetiul
in cut", burin, senfd', stllfnes ol the neck,
sorri tlno.it, swelling, Inll.itnatlnns, fmt
bites. pai;n in the side, or back, bitcsofsjil-
ler or sllntrs of lineeM. i
tine rtibhlm; will In nil rases glso Immedi
ate relief, ami n few application complete
cine.
On aecount of il i.owerful tenetratlng
properties II li beyond doubt the surest rem- ,
edy for the most troublesome dieie lo
which hore nml cattle arc liable. It ritrc
seraleho". old anil 'rcsh eutior sores, chares
produced by the collar or saddles, Injuries
caiiseu oy inns or splints emcriiig tin; nesti
or hoofs, bnilses, sprains, swecney, spavin
lliruh. and all diseases which destroy the
hoofs or bone of tho feet.
EsTPiill direction accompany each bot
tle. The above aio prepared only by
citAWFoitn .t Pom:'?.
Ill Market street, Philadelphia,
And sold by storekeepers generally through
out thceotintry. l-2 It l-c-iV
M IIS. JloOE K,
In KlalilhHtr-et.bHweenanminsrlslanJ Wssh
nitou A)-nuit, l .IsI't rwsltlni
NEW MILLINEHir 0OOD3
nr rni
t.ATXST FALL AND WIWTKtl UTTLXS,
tlesi'tss t lull has of
Irrimmed and untnmmsil,
KlifKCU KI.OWKRS. KIUHO.N, TltlMMI.NtU
of all kinds, t.Mrs, rlo.. tc.
Mrs. Mrricsi ha also a lr ssiortmsnt n
Fsocj Ailietss, such aa
VKCK CM.MM. UNf)RrtHl,r.KVfi-,
llffl-H.CAIIfK-l, KA.N1,
An! all other articles usually lound In a
FIIIST-CLASS M IliLIN Kit Y HTOI1H
Mrs. Mcflee, In addition to her utock of
nncy nud Millinery (lood. lias a Untune and
1 mpleti! assortment of Cincinnati Custom
co de Ladles' and Mlse' Shoe and Chll
Mans' Hoot, Illack and in Colors. 'Ihcm
ilrcachnowledgcd to bn tho finest and best
it tlio market, and thi I the only
Ilu' city that make them a specialty
iiiM.itKnK.
BILLIARDS.
ST. NICHOLAS j
nori:i h.
si i in t'no.ss nrnr.r.T,
CAUMI, - ILLINOIS.
flood Inbllng connected with the bouse,
ate! sample room for commercial tnmder.
Free omnlbii to and from all train.
2-5 Cmd. J. M. DAM ICON', Proprietor.
MCKSBUUG HOUSE,
On C'oramerelil avenue, between Twcllth
and Tblrlccutlt streets.
GUESTS WILL KIND (iOODHOOMS AND
TIIC VKIIY 1IK1T 01' nKf)1
.A.T THIS HOUSE:
Transient Patronage .Solicited.
.Mn. Ki.f.K.N McCahthy, Proitr.
i mtf
LELMONlCO HOTEL.
r.r.o, v. r.tv, rroprictur.
Wntcli kept day and nlglit for boat and
trains.
TKItMS TWO DOI.LAKS PCIt DAY.
Ohio Levee, corner of Sixth street,
2.1 tf. OA IHO, ILLS.
ST. JAM K'S HOTEL,
Northeast Corner Public S-fptare,
VIENNA, ILLINOIS.
A.OAP.UTH Proprietor
This house ha recently been repaired and
furnished newly throughout. It is enliven!
cut to the business houses nud the court
house, (lood sample rooms.
HIA s s
CAIRO CITY COAL
coM-P-rvasr-z-.
It prepared to tupplr outtomer with th
quality cf
PITTSBURG AND ILLINOIS
COAL.
OltDIIUS left at Hnllldny llros. onicc, 7
oilloi.f.VKl'. ornttho Coal Van! below tho
St. Charles Hotel, will receive prompt alien
tlon. The Tuo "Montauk" will bring coal
a''nirlde m ntnamers nt any hour.
" "iMMlUUANT TICKETS "
FOH SALE, for SaUjPOR HALH
VOH SALE. rV,H&l FOR BALK
Karo from Livkrpooi, t
Faro from Lo.vdcndikrt
Faro from Olahoow,
Faro from Qukknstowx
TO OAIRO, ftti.tt MS.Jf
tifforJ, Monli i Camlge Agents,
BiLLLIAJtD HALL
HARRY WALKKP. I'rop'r.
This botue It newly nttcd up with two
excellent
MLLIARD 'TABLES
And two One
JENNY LIND TABLES
'Mio saloon Is stocked with the bt
Urandsof
WINES,
LIQUOI.S,
and CIGAI.S
MIXB'D IDE,IiTK:S
are compounded In the most approved stylo
t3TComn and see for yourself. J3
iioiiks.
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R. SMYTH & CO.,
WHOLESALE (JROOERS,
onto LIVII
t) A I K f. ILLINOII.
Also, kep constantly on hand a most com
plate stock of
liXGTTOHiS
S0OT0H AND IRIBH WM1SKI1IB
-O I N B,
Port, Madoria, Shorry and Catawba Wine
RJMYTTI 4 CO. sll eicluslvely for cash, to
. which fact thovlnrita tha espwiltl atwn.
mn l elnse httreatn bilystrs,
F. M. 8TO0KFLHTI1,
scooswoa roina sTocartatsi
llrctirrxr isssrt Wholeasslft nle Its
""""'rorstlifustna IKssnsusllo
WINES AND LIQUORS
No. 62 Ouio Livkk,
Ihsaklot,
pBs) sot
04IBU, HililNUIS
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niuokv llnurhOQ, R and atonoula
tklos, French llrsndlns, I'd su
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