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Mils Hallor on Every Vngf.
JOHN H. OBERI.Y, Editor.
Nkahlv cfory State In the Union 1i:ih
a candidate for clerk of tlic House ot
Hcprescntailvcs. In fuel, no Slate can
Afford to do without one.
K. I. MKnniTT, editor and proprietor
of Uie Illinois State lUghtcr, lins gone to
Washington. Merrltt I one of the num
erous candidates lor sergeant-nt-arms of
the House of Iicprcsentntives, and as the
candiJate of the North Western Dem-
ocraU, will probably exhibit considerable
IV AVAL MOVr.MK.1TN.
Naval movements continue to excite
much curiosity and Interest nt Washing
ton. Tho HI. Louis lltpubliean'a special
Washington dispatch says that nil the
vessels In tho New York, Huston and
Thlladclphla navy yards have been or
dcrcd Into service, including fourteen
monitors. Ono of these has been lifting
out at the navy yard, and the oillccrs ex
pect to sail on Thursday. They are or
dcrcd to rendezvous at Norfolk and await
orders. The meaning of all thl3 naval
activity Is kept a profound secret.
whether It means war or not Is a matter
which Is locked up In the breast of Grant
THE I..VI E VICIM'IIEHIMKJfT.
The remains of Vice-President Wilson
lay In state In Boston on Sunday after
noon. No less than twenty-tivo thousand
people passed through the State House to
take a last look at tho dead. On .Monday
morning the body was taken by special
train to Worcester, .Mas., when It lay in
state for four hours. From there it was
taken to Natlclc, the home of the tlc
doccased. A public funeral will be held
in that town to-day, after which all that
remains ol Vice-President Wilson will be
burled in the rural cemetery of Natlck,
by the side of the graves of his wife, son
The Chicago Tribune is virtuously op
posed to the object of the late St. Louis
railroad convention, and indignantly ap
prehensive that the national treasury Is
to bo dipped Into for tho purpose ot
furthering an enterprise which will bene
fit St. Louis and consequently not bo ad
vantageous to Chicago to any-great
extent. This frugal disposition in re
gard to tlie'National funds Is commenda
ble, but the question suggests Itself if
Chicago were the point to be bcucllttcd
by the Texas Pacific railroad scheme or
any other, would the Tribune exhaust
Itself In column articles against natlouul
aid to it? We think not. Tho Lake City
is not remarkable for its practice ol the
adage to "Live and Let Live."
Never write letters on Sunday. It is
wicked. It Is related of the late Vice-President
tint on one occasion when he
Was a candidate for representative In
Congress, he said to the wile ot a deacon
at whoso house ho was staying, "I must
go home and write some letters, or I will
loso the nomination." The lady told
him It was wrong to write letters on Sun
day and prevailed on him not to write
them. He lost the nomination. But af
terward, when Edward Everett was corn
palled to resign ids place in the Senate
on account or ill health, and Henry Wil
son was elected in his place, how thank
ful he was that ho had done right and
Lad not written his letters on Sunday.
The moral of this incident is too plain to
need pointing out.
OHiNDLKH TIIR Tlir.1l nilT
Secretary Chandler, the new head of the
Department of the Interior, annears to be
using tho dccapltatlnir ax vleorouslv.
right and left, and without regard to
whom it hits. liivegUnitlon m devel
oped the fact that a section of tho Indian
ring extends Jnto (lie Indian bureau;
mat the ring must Jong ago bavo been
broken if it had not been bolstered tin bv
the knowledge and assistance of certain
confidential clerks in the bureau who
were in position to know the number
and amounts of bids, the character of
routes, the condition of Indian finances
and the state of tho various agencies.
The evidence that this knowledge lias
been used lor Illegitimate purposes Is so
strong against some of tho oldest, most
trusted and most experienced officers of
the Indian Hurcau, that nine of them
have been summarily dismissed, and In
one or two cases, the services ol the
grand Jury will be enlisted to ineto out
justice to the guilty parties.
KIT.? AXI TIIK WniftliirVJU.VM.
Some of the Chicago Kadical papers
have a tender consideration for the repu
tation of ex-Supcrvlsor Munn. They
deny that Munn lias been indicted and
that he has had any complicity with the
Irregularities ot tho whisky rings In his
territory, and Insist that he Is as honest
as the day Is long. But sad as Jt may be,
circumstances, uolnt the other way. it
Munn was lmtnaeututii ,i, ....... , . ..
lted a remarkable faculty for not seeing
the cvIiIpmpab nf .i A,..m.ti.. .11. ...
1 i J ,. "' I'"" uiejuilUOU
in Ills subordinates. A correspondent ol
m.l rr. -
vmwiSo inmne, writing from Mil
waukee. L'lVCS nonni.t l .1
, ulu maimer
in which the mcinhprc m h, ...1.1 , ...
, ., . winy ring
In that city conducted themselves, which
icuvta cij iiiuu room m iioubi lliat Mr,
Munn was purposely blind to their ope
rations. It appears in one Instance
where a distillery had '.been fselcd
at Madlsou for shipping Illicit
highwlncs to a firm In illhvaukco mid
another ono In Chicago, that Mr. Munn
possessed himself ol the papers and sup.
pressed all damaging disclosures, thus
making lilmsell master otho situation
by holding the ring In terror.
At thk Juncture, It alto appears that
a man named Coukllng, ui, had been
uperrUor ol Uo New Orleans district,
from which he was removed (or lrrcgu'.
UriUof , was appointed revenue agent, and
that awongJUie osHclal portion or the rinj,
klftOOB acquired, the eifnlficant title c
"Supervisor .Muiin's Man." Under
C'onkllngV agency, every rectifier and
distiller in tho ring, and tills included
every dealer in the district, "for none
could run outside tho ring," was assessed
two hundred dollars per month, the as
sessment being divided among Coukllng
and his noctatcs In the ''crooked"
business. There were other largo profits
made nlso in the way of election
eering expenses and special levies
on the manufacturers of the "crooked,"
all of which went to enrich the members
ol tlic ring. Their accumulation or
wealth was shown In vat loin ways.
Some ptirrhaed lino residences and In
dulged In all tho luxuries of high living.
others Invested largely in bonanza shares
In Nebraska, nnd others gave cham
pagne suppers and lived "lust" generally.
i iow removals were matio occa
sionally, but the ring was not ma
terially disturbed In Its operations,
all of which went on immediately
under the eyes of Supervisor Munn.
Whether Mr. Munn can explain away
these ugly facts remains to be seen. The
experience of .loyce and McDonald Indi
cates that It will bo a difficult matter.
Six Inches of snow cover tho wood
and fields ol Northern Wisconsin.
Thu late in. It. Astor's estate is
vatned nt two hundred million ot dol
Berlin Helioses have been forbidden,
iy u circular Issued by the government,
to iiiiiingro in cxtriiviijrmim tr ir.
Ity appointment of Gov. lugcrsoll of
Connecticut. e.-(jov. English will servo
the unexpired term In tho United States
.Senate of 0. S. Ferry, deceased.
Emperor William says he has seen n
good many men shoot In his day, but lie
never saw a deer laid low In nu elegant
style until ho saw his Irieml Victor per
form thu feat near .Monza.
Worth, thu celebrated man-milliner
or Paris, Is in financial difficulties, caused
principally, it Is said, by the failure of
fashionable American ladles to call nt tho
Captain's office and settle.
The announcement Is made that A.
Oakoy llall,;cx-iuayor of New York city,
is about to adopt the stage as a .'profes
sion. Ho will shortly appear in a play
called tho "Crucible," which was written
conjointly by himself and Mr. Dion Hon
clcault. Louisville has produced a now
".Juliet" in tho person ol Miss Mary An
derson of that city. She made her first
appearance last week in that city, and
was greeted with rounds ofupplanso, the
general opinion being that she made a
Tlic Memphis Avalanche: "When
first accused of whisky ring frauds Gen.
.lohn McDonald went to Washington to
fix things. Ho telegraphed to the Incom
parable Col. Joyce : "I rodo out witli tho
President to-day. Everything Is lovely
and tho gooso hangs high." It is moro
than suspected that the fowl referred to
now perches a little lower than It did a
few months ago."
Ex-Gov. John M. Palmer is in Wash
ington, whero ho will remain until after
the opening of Congress. Ho says noth
ing stands In tho way of Ken's election
for speaker except tlic strange fatality
tiie Democrats snow in doing tho wrong
tiling at tho right time for the Kadlcals.
N o trust Palmer's usual sagacity Is at
fault this time.
Tho Democrats of Memphis arc about
to take action to place u Democratic
municipal ticket In tlic Held. The,!.
lanchc Is opposed to thq movement, ex
pressing the opinion that In cities, "party
rule lias been a machinery to eat tin the
substance of the peoplo and that party
government of American cities is thu
most monstrous evil of the day."
English society is in n turmoil. It
has been outraged by the fact that Queen
Victoria walked in the funeral procession
of tho father ol John Drown, her most
Iconildentlal servant. Tho Sunday Times
v.uia uiu ncuim oi iier Majesty "an ex
traordinary prank," and reads tho Queen
....11,. .1... .. . . ...
n severe lesson for Indulging in It and
"parading herself before tho world as
laughing stock for tho wholo of Europe"
Polo, 111., Is making elaborate prep
arations for a grand poultry and pet
stock show on tho 21st lust., to continue
till alter Christmas. Fifteen hundred
dollars In premiums are offered and tho
specials will probably reach several hun
dred more. Premiums are ofl'ered for all
the standard varlctesof chickens, ducks,
geese, turkeys, pigeons, singing birds,
rabbits, dogs, etc., etc.
Charges of gambling and gross cor
ruption In olllce have been made against
Col. Young, the collector of thu Fourth
internal Itovcnuu district of Noith Caro
lina. Ono portion of the llonublican
party demands his immediate removal,
whlloauother,lieaded by ex-Gov. lloldcn,
urges that such action would be Impoli
tic and dangerous in a party point of view
at tho present time.
Tlic Denton Standard of Saturday
last sayH-. "Mr. W. A. Simpson killed a
grey eagle last Saturday, at the mouth
or .Sugar Camp Cieuk, thceagloincaMircd
irom up io un or wlll,,, S(iV(. feL,t um,
eleven Inches ; tho claws, marking seven
"l lliri'C-mllrll l v Innlinc . ..I...
inches In clrcui.,vWco, and mouth when
- ...vii.a . iii.m. null"
"i-tiie.i. measuring ihrcn ami onc-lourlli
inches In width. Mr. Simpson left the
body nt tho place of killing, cuttiii" oil
ms laions, head, and pulling several
feathers out of tho wing, bringing them
to town for exhibition."
-Cardinal MeClosky, on hU teturii to
tho Pulled States last week, was u.o.
corned on board tho Abyssinia In tho fol
lowing manner by several Now Voik
priests ami laymen : Tho Cardinal's well
rumen liieu was ruuuy anil smiling, and
ins eyes glistened a welcomo to tho wcl
comers, ills attlio was citizen-like ex
cept in one detail, the line of his clerical
stock-scarlet. Tho priests, one alter
the other, knelt on ono knee before him.
und kissed tho crested sapphire ring that
ornaments the third finger of ids left
hand. '1 ho laymen bowed low. In turn.
and straightening, extended their rlhl
hands, which wcio clasped by tho Cardinal.
Tho Author of Criminal infor
motion to tho Whisky
Ring Trnced to tho
SCENE IN THE
0. DISTHICT COUKT-
REMAItKS BY EX-SEN-ATOIt
Identification of a Telegram Sign
ed "Sylph," which wnrj Writ
ton by Bnbcocknnd Sont
Baboock Charged With Being
Ono of tho Conspirators.
Ex-Commisaioner Douglass Teoti
flCB that no Always Suspected
Joyco and McDonald,
That Avery Ordered Mogruo Out
of His llouao, and that Hunt
ington was Removed for
Soiling Mogruo a Copy
of tho Smith and
test. imteli ol Hui;msllv( TctpRiums
rroiu Joyce lit Itnlicnck Slttiiri
"Mylph" nnd "dill" ll:ib-i-oeUM
The- testimony brought out on tho
Avery trial on .Monday wiw ol astartllng
nature, and proves beyond doubt that
Uen. Dobcoek was In lull fellowship with
tho leaders of the whisky ring. Dtlow
we publish thu most Important portion
of the testimony :
The Testimony ol J. W. Dou-lnss.
.lohn W. Douirlas. cx--commissloner
or Internal revenue, lestllled : I reside at
aiuugion, anil have since ISuU : prior
to that 1 lived at Erie, Pa. ; Irom April,
ISC'.I, I was first denutv commNsIoucr.
and In August, 1S71, 1 succeed Gen.
Pleasanton as commissioner of internal
revenue ; I know Col. Avery and have
since ISM ; subsequent to tho New Or
leans raid, Hrooks and llogc having been
hero and lnado some discoveries, I want
ed to try It over again ; I asked Mr.
ltogcrs to take charge of the details of
onranUlng tho expedition, mid he lias de
scribed thu facts; ho came and told me
unit ino tiling was out ami tlic expedi
tion would have to be deferred for awhile:
after that I became satisfied 1 would have
to make a change oi oillccrs and get .Mc
Donald anrt .loyce out of thu wav : I sent
Joyce to California to get him out of the
way, anil while ho was gone I intended
to bavo tills district examined ;
m: was AMiiiTiors;
Joyce wanted to come to Washington
and made every effort to get there, but I
didn't want him there; 1 had my suspi
cious of Joyco and McDonald both ; alter
Joyco returned from California hu came
to Washington and brought his report,
which hu requested permission to pub
lish; I refused consent and said I wanted
tho report sent as a whole to the super
visor in California and to tho oillccrs of
various districts to which It referred.
that they might work up thu frauds men
tioned In it which related wholly to to
bacco ; shortly alterwarils I saw extracts
from the report in sumo ot the papers,
and I know that Joyco had gratllied Ids
munition; t-omo of my contemplated
rams goi oiu, oui i navo no iilea now;
tho raid that proved successful on Now
Orleans wu had been getting ready for
cnusr.NT citv cuookupncss.
A man brought a book from Now Or
leans which contained much valuable In
loriiiauon in ueiau ; wu ncuie arrange-
iiiuiua as io wnai wo would uo lor J i i til
ii successful in tiie raid ; J went
away lor my iieaiin, ami tlien Ciesley
went away and the matter was put In
Sweet's hands and afterwards Dana was
told of It as ho was head of the
department or lrauds; l tool; Mr. Rog
ers because in my ahsenco on account ot
sickness or other cause ho would net n
commissioner and might, not kuowlnir
my wishes, betray tho matter from some
Information that might come to him ;
besides I wanted lilm to talk understand
Ingly to the others on the subleet : I al
ways had the utmost confidence in Mr.
Itogcrs and regarded him as an ellleent
olllcer ; none except those named know
of tho expedition and It proved success
ful, all tho distilleries being caught with
full evidence ol fraud in them
m: WANn:i) in i;oow, vor know.
Avery was mv chlet clerk, but ilhl not
know of the raid : lie afterwanls cumn
into my oiuco with a paper in ids hand
mid complained that I had not let lilm
know of tho raid, which was an imputa
tion upon him ; I said that knowledge of
iiuYiou.1 rams nun icaiicu out, anil as
icad ot the bureau. 1 deemed Itmv ilniv
to keep this ouo as secret asposslblo; In
tho fall of 71, 1 concluded that I could
onlv uncover frauds In the UVit In- mni.-.
lug a general transfer ofnupcrvlsorsand
other oillccrs ; to do this the approval of
tho president and .Secretary Hristow was
necessary: I conferred with them nmi
concluded to wait till tho fall elections
were over, as I couldn't help but know
that supervisors mid rovenuu oillccrs gen-
uiiuiy NYienieu mom political power in
their rcspccllvo districts; I lorcsaw that
grcai opposition wouiu Do inane to tills
A I'AMl'AKI.N l'l'.l WASN'T 11 V
Alter thofall elections, certain elections
lor P. S. senators occurred, and I delayed
until utter thesu ; I concluded that about
mUlway between elections lor president
would bo a good time for tho move, and
accordingly l submitted my recommen
dation and piogrammuot' change, tho or
der was lsued to tula, ctleet either on tho
n?l?'lyvnullli lwi'""y-dnth or Jan
I pi n''i "i'V'1'1 n,:,0yeo were ordered
to Philadelphia, and Supervisor Sutton.
otuig, Itrooks, Mitchell and Ilogo were
ordered tost. J.ouls ; Stilton was super.
Vlser orSI'eniisylvaula and several eur
rouitding Stales, and was regarded as
ono ot tho best In tho service; wore
Si?'.-''1, ,,m asJl,n 11,0 '" "ceded here;
Mitchell was a good oflleor, and lloge at
that time Mood high ; that order or
change was not carried out because there
was a very great pressure brought to
bearpn the prldeut and hu ordered
it reclndcd ; Secretary llrlsrow was much
In favor ofc-airying out the order Tor the
bwmi- . iiuxj.lm'. .ill iu'jj;aai BMrtwgiBCTtt
change, and ho and I hearllly regrcltwl
that tho president hail seen lit to revoke It;
I had a conversation with Gen. Jiabeock
In regaid to revoking tho order.'
.n ill; a coxsritiA-iou?
Judge Kruiit objected to any testimony
of conversations with Ilabeock, holding
that llabeoik had not been proved a con
splrator, mid heiuv any remarks or ad
missions of his aie not admissible lis
nll'ecllng the defendant and only tended
to Coulii.-o tho Jury.
The TelfRJ-ntil Signed fiy lill
(.leu. Henderson said tlic rule was mil
as Judge Kruin Insisted and such as he
(Henderson) had so ficij'ucntly yielded,
lie said : "I expect to Introduce evidence
satisfactory to him (Judge Ifriiiu) and
this court that Ucn. Ilabeock was con
nected with this conspiracy."
Judge Kruin Is Ilabeock my client V
on ! ouvii.i.i:,
Cell. Henderson They were charged
with basing Jointly given Inf'ouu.-itlon.
Judge Kruin As far as Hen. Ilabeock
is concerned I have nothing to ny, but
the prosecution shall not cucumber mj
client with Hic-ttoin to prejudlco his
cause hcloie tho jury.
Judge Treat sustained the objection,
whereupon Hen. Henderson withdrew
tho witness temporarily, saying lie would
eventually establish the connection be
tween liaheock and defendant, though he
regretted to do so. He was, however, of
tho opinion that the declaration of coun
sel of their ability to prove a certain
point should warrant tho Introduction of
evidence hearing upon It.
A OO(II) COUSIN, HUT HAD l'.M'UI.I,
Col. W. 1). W. ISnrnard was next call
ed and shown tho original of a telegram
sent from Washington and askul hi
whoso handwriting It vu. Alter e.vtun-
llllll" lllil li.li.irivitii In. i.nli I l
....". nfiu-o naudw riling this Is; I
' L'Ur.tv Ilia lin in I tft.1 1 1 I I.
.... i.i.iii, ii i 1,111 , I Villi 11JIII'UII' L
Willi letters I have of his and uivn mv
opinion about it. I Here lie took soinu
letters irom ills pocket and began com
paring the wilting with tho telegram).
Judge Kruin objected, but un over
on no, not nutcoiVs.
Witness continued : 1 have compared
the writing, and my opinion Is this is
not General Hancock's wrltlnir : 1 have
some ol his correspondence.
i. en. iienucrson ne.-uo leave it Hero.
Witness I got this correspondence
from (Jen. Ilabeock. I have coriespoiidcd
wiiii mill ior icn or en veil years.
Judge hruiu on arc not a member
of the ring, aro you. Mr. llarnaid?
t iincss u i am i luvcn t iiceu foui.d
.Mr. Douglass re-called the is Mown
the dispatch). I don't know whoso wilt
ing tills is : wouldn't know Gen. Hub
cock's writing unless Ids name was
signed to it; mo-tot tho orders eamo to
mo in Mr. Mickey s Handwriting; lam
not much of a Judge of hanil writing.
in i it was rui: saw: iund.
Mr. Chapman, or tho internal n c nue
bereau, was called and alter examining
the telegram, tcslltled : I do not know
whose hand wilting this Is : I think I've
'csii Ucn. Itabcock'n writing : I am a
uilge ol handwriting when 1 have seen
Heie witness was requested by (.Sen.
Henderson to compare Mr. Ilarnard-s let
ter from (Jen. Ilabeock with thedispatcli,
and said : I have no hesitancy in mjiiig
they were written by tho same hand.
cross-examined t have compaitd
these letters with this telegram before at
the l.lndell hotel ; these are t)io same let
ters ; the party to whom the letters are
addressed let mc have them, but, I don't
know that hu knew for what purpose I
wanted them ; yes, he did let mo have
JIOIli; CIIOUKKP MlillTNINO.
James Donahoe, cleik In the Western
Union telegraph olllce, recalled ami
shown a di-patcli signed "Sylph." Ik-
lestllled: "Tills telegram is dated Wash
ington, December 1!(, "71. is addressed to
Ceu. John McDonald and signed Svlph;
It is No. 191 and was received from Cin
cinnati, our lepeatlng olllce from Wa-.li-ton,
on the day It is dated ; he then id'ii
tilled ono as the original of a night mes
sage, dated St. I.ouls, February J. '7.i.
addressed to (icn. Ilabeock. Wntfilugtou.
and signed "Sylph." This dispatch he
said was In Mr. Joyce's writing: he also
Ideutilied telegrams ns dated St. I.oul
Oct. 25th, Oct. '27th and Oct. 2sth, ad
dressed to llabcnek, and signed Jovce;
dispatches dated St. I.ouls. March ilth,
187-1, Oct. '25th, 1S7I. and Dce.Ild. is" I.
sent to Gen. Ilabeock and signed".!.;"
al-o, one daled St. Louis, April 2.1. 1K75,
sent to Gen. ilabeock and signed "Grit;"
also, one dated St. I.ouls, Oeh 2rith, 1S7;1,
addressed to Gen. Grant and signed by
Joyce, Patrick. Ncwcoinb and McDonald;
these lie testlllcd were all In Joyce's
handwriting: uu nisotustuicu mat a ten
r.nn dated Washington. Oct. 27th. 1S7I1
addressed to Col. .1. A. Joyce nild signed
"IS." was leeclved at tills olllce and de
livered. This witness was not cross
IIAIU'OCK, imVONI) A DOL'IIT.
Mr. Cllllllaii, cashier of the V. S.
Treasury, at ashlngton, was called and
testified: I am compelled to he, to a
certain extent, an expert in haudwrl
tings, in order to recognize endorse
ments, etc.; 1 have seen Gen. Ilabeock
write, and think I'd know his writing.
Tho witness was shown the telegram
received hero from Washington, dated
wee. u. aim signet "v n i." and asked
to compare the writing" with that of Uab-
coeK's letters 10 tol. Ilamard, and ex
press his opinion of the Identity of the
writing. Alter un examination hu testi
fied: I have no doubt these were writ
ten by the same hand. It is sometime
since I have seen Gen. Ilabcock's writ
ing, and I could not Identify It from
memory, but as an expert I can te-llf'v
that they were wiltten by tliesamehaml.
llr Judge Kruin I have compared the
writing before. Jt wa not this letter but
another addressed to Col. Ilarmird which
Mr. Uliamnan let me have.
Judge Kruin if tho court please, I ob
ject to every ouu of these telegrams. It
does seem to mu that mv client enjovs a
peculiar distinction that of being 'the
humble clerk who Is singled out by tho
prosecution to inuku a blow nt tho ex
ecutive mansion, and that lithe only pur
purpose hi proposing tills testimony.
Tills docs not affect lilm, and it is an at
tempt to holster up a weak case. Tho
prosecution seeks to bolster up thelrcuo
by tho intvodiicllon of telegrams to Uab
uiick and V. S. Grant, but ior no other
purpoo than to confuso and embarrass
the jury and make Mr. Aery a victim
lor acts of which ho had no knowl
edge or coiuif cllon. No reason Is shown
for the Introduction ot telegrams which
my client can't explain, anil it is only
done to prejudice his cause and Involve
him in confusion from which ho can't bo
extracted, heeatio tho only partl.es who
can explain aro not hero. ' it does seem
Jo me that tho prosecution goes to an un
heard of length ; one telegram is only a
cony, and all rules of law icqulre tho
original transcript as evidence to bo ad
missible. Why was my client singled
out, when McDonald stood much nearer
the president than lie, a Hliuplo clerk, as
an opportunity for a blow at the Whito
Mouse, and that, I repeat, Is thu solo pur
pose of tins testimony.
n:osi,y ir.n:ivi;i nv his itiiknih,
Gen. Henderson aroso and said;
have gotten over getting excited at what
.iiulgo Kiiim rays, as I did In tho hcln
mug or tlie.o trials. I assure him and
tho court that no drlvti was Intended
against his excellency. Far from that It
s my sacred opinion that tho president
knew nothing of these Hands. I protest
fcohnenly against such dcclaratloiii m
It ts mv solemn opin
ion that tin; president has been most
grossly deceived by his professed friends
ueriiai'ii in wa-mngton ami mat no
neither new or su-p. end tin- depth ot
rascality going on here. Thco dis
patches, so fur from Implicating the pres
ident, exculpate him and show ol
tlvcly that he was Innocent. Wo did not
Intend to oiler the-c dispatches ami had
made up our iuud not to do so, but
under the rules of tho court he Imposes
upon in the absolute necessity of doing
so. This iUctlon did not arrlso in th
McDonald (rial. I n-l.id Mr. Douglass
who luterf'erred with the execillloli of tho
only outer that could have broken up the
ling- the ono changing tipervl-onr. All
the witnesses have snhl they were shown
lelti.ra from Avery and Hahcoik ; Joyce
and .McDonald ald Ilabeock and Avery
gave Information. Your honor lins hear'l
this from day Io day all along. I nert
In the presence of my God that I have
done nothing In rn.il Ice or Ill-feeling.
'.'I respect this defendant as highly as I
can :nd am Intimate with Gen. linh.-ock
and have been for year. Certalnlv I
cannot have any ill feeling against lilm.
I asked Mr. Douglass a question and If
lie had been permitted to answer we
would have corroborated tho teMlniunv
or all these witnesses heretofore eMiui
hied. We wished to show that Ilabeock
did things Avery and Holt could not. be
cause he Is above tliein In Power. Had
this been permitted, these dispatches
would h.tve been laid bi fore tho grand
jury, and If they ignored a bill no person
would ever haw heard of them from
either myself or iny associates. Judge
Kruin h is forced us to lli'.s step. If U
knew what this prosecution knows in ad
dition to whnt has breu shown here, lie
itoiili) ni' wu -i-eniHfnllHlnir
again. Let n show the iurv that defend
ant did his part and no more. I again
repudiate I lit Idea ot attack ne- the mv .
dent and say these dispatcher exonerate
Judge K'rum said it was ah-urd to as.
sert that he hail driven tho pro-cemion to
the position of -eeklng to introduce Ille
gal evideneo by Introducing inoro ol that
kind. "The pro-eeut ion can't -addle me
with their nildeodn.'' Hp Imd nil along
contended that there was no necessity
for drawing Kurd, MeKoe, Maguiro, Pat
rick und Newooinb into the tri.il. I.et it
be limited to the defendant. "I again
object to this evidence, bi eattsij It in
volves my client in an inquiry he can't
explain. Why is Ilabeock dragged In at
this late day. Avery didn't cause the
revocation of the order lor ehanirlng
A TKAM OF 111 KM.
Gen. Henderson Aviry ami Ilabeock
Judge Kruin There is no pretense or
anything or the kind.
Gen. Henderson Wc will sec.
Tho com t ruled that it was proper to
show who tiie conspirators wen nnd then
their acts, and Unit Joyce saying a man
was engaged In It was not surilcTent, but
the relation-hip of the conspirators might
be shown "by the prosecution. He said
that brcauso a telegram was scut to a
Party, it was not evidence ngaliiet him,
If it were so that or any jm ron would be
at the mercy it anyone who chose to send
them a dispatch ; that the telegrams prn
poi d might cutHwo ways ; on one hand
tho Jury might regard them as exculpa
ting defendant by showing he was not as
active in sending lutormation a- might
ba-.e been Mispecied. an I on the other,
that ho was co-operating- with (In-. aid
er: that prouf must al-o be sliownih.it
Gen. Liaheock received the'.o dispahlu.
Gen. Henderson Tho tJerk of the
Western Union telegraph olllce at Well
ington has been discharged, but we will
have him Imck ; wo don t want to read
tho dispatches if Judge Kruu. will with
draw Ids objection to Mr. Douglass an
swering our question.
Judge Kruin I'll withdraw no proper
Mr. Douglass was re-oailcd. and testi
fied : I had several conversations about
the order of changing nqicrviwrs with
SupervLorMuim. ol Illinois. Supervi.-or
Sutton, Gen, ISabeoek, Gen. I.ogau. ami
probably with other-; as these were ev
ening days. I can't remember all with
whom I talkftl.
Here tho telegram over which the dis
pute arose was read bv Col. liver, a
Wamiiim.io.v. Df.c. 111. 1871.
Gen. John McDonald, St. I.ouls:
I succeeded. They will not go. I will
write you. Svi.cu.
This was the telegram lduntillcd ns
written In Gen. ilabcock's handwriting.
DoiiKlusV I .v it m li ii 1 1 it it lie-limed
Itncss Re.sii lornl i This conversation
with Gun. llalKiouk was between the dale
ol tho order and its leeall : the oi dc
dated Jan. 2(j , the con vers itluu with ilab
eock occurred at the White llou-ej ho
saw ne inougnt that order was a mi..
take; that a great pressure would l
brought to bear on tlio proeident which
would Induce him to recall It, and that
wouiu reuect on mo ; i said i considered
the order neci-sary for the public good.
;iou n ii riii.uuii u wouiu nu WilllOIlt
Tin: iMMAcn.Ai i: looax.
Cross-examination Mr. Sutton oh
jeeted to tiie order, heeau-e the length of
uiu time ne u nave io servo in St. i.ouls
would force lilm to saciillco private busl
ness or resign. .Mr. -Munn, supervisor at
Lalro, objected and brought Gen. Logan
in to sustain ids objection. In the or
ganization ol thu raid in New Orleans 1
did i.ot withhold the knowledge from
Avery for want of confidence In him : it
would onlv he iieces-arv In such nll'airs to
let Mr. a very Know enough to order In
the oillccrs wo wanted ; the proper per
sous to know ot a raid and for mu to con
sult with would be -Mr. Chc-loy, solicitor,
ami .nr. wana, eniei oi uie ir.iuu depart
ment: i rcmemncr a conversation with
Avery and myself early in 187! about
Con. Mcgrueor an interview A very hail
held Willi -Megrue.
now Aviiiiv Tiiv.Aii p MnidiLi:.
Gen. Henderson blected to this, bill
Judge Kruin said ho would show that de-
leudaut reported the laetol Mcgruo'sdis-
lionorablu proposition as soon us he kiw
his superior olllcer after It occurred. The
court ruled that as defendant was in
dicted for failure to report It would lie
competent to Miow that ho did report.
but it innsl bu shown that bo reported as
soon as pos-ioie.
i uo witness continued : ueioro Avcrv
went to Kuropo in '".'I. lie eamo mv oKlcu
on Monday morning und said that on
Sunday, the day previous, Con. Megrim
had conio to hU house and wanted some
Information about the movements or rev
enue agents that fio could not toll; that
he refused to glvu Mogruo any Informa
tion and that hu Insisted on knowing; tho
discussion becaiuu hunted and ho ordered
Mcgruu from Ids houso and the latter
when going turned around, shook his
list at him (Avcrv) und nworo ho would
be even with lilm.
III.OODV O loll APV1 n.
1 told Avcrv ho did right and that II
oyer Megruo or any one ehocamo to him
ior such information to taiic a ciuu and
Kill dm and 1 would defend him out of
tho appropriation for tho suppression of
fraud ; I remember Vnryan, Gayltt and
llrashear were scut heiu. but don't le-
muiuber that Avery knew of It ; It. has
been so long ago ; It was customary to
consult the solicitor and chief ofthulraud
dlvMnu about the movements ot agents.
but tho order calling tlici.i hi generally
went through the desk filled by Mr.
Avery; thu instructions were generally
veil to agents veiiia v: when wo
waute I Io keep an order quiet our letter ,
that Just made.
pi ess copies of tho order wero kept locked
In prlvato drawers: thu Initials W. A. O.
and A. II. II. on tho papers of the de
partment showed to me that the docu
ment was all tight for inn to sign ; when
n letter came from ouu division and
missed to another, each bead clerk put
iN Initials on It ; the presence or the
Initials was In accordance with our
rules, nnd 1 always held the cleil.s
responsible for them, as they ought to
know the contents of the letters,
ms noui: a noon nami; unci:.
1 think I Hi-it met Avery In Ihuofllcu
In tho spring of ISM ; I knew Ids general
lyiuitailoh for honetv nnd Integrity hi
IJashlugtou from IHOU up; until this
charge I never heard his character ques
tioned ; very oiler thcro were complaints
from outside, pitttios against clerks, for
trivial matter., but I never beard any
thing serious agaln-t him; he s u nnr.
ri'd man; I ivincmber ihu $1001)111 mat
ter in connection with Josephs; Itogers
told me about It; Josephsdld not tell me,
when I sent for him, anything about
Joyce's promise io .-end lilm a Cluisturis
present; I next sent for Avcrv; ho told
mu that two $100 bills canio'ln an en
velope, one marked for htm and one tor
Josephs; I went ami saw Secretary lileh
urdson and he seiit mo to Solicitor nan
lield ; I (old ll.mtleid that the matter an
noyed ineaml I wanted It Investigated ;
Avery told me the envelope wo p"t
inaiked St. I.ouls, anil 1 thought, tho
money must bavo come from .McDon
ald or Joyco ; llanllcld examined Aver)
niid Josephs separately.
IOYCK'i WASH 1 1'll NOT TO l.l'T.
Joyce was summoned and hu said h,
was glad 1 had given him a ehum-u to
clear himself of tho imputation ; Unit If
thery wa any dirty linen to be washed In
um iiniMit-.v ln.irlineni hu didn't want
It washed In his tub; Solicitor llanllcld
afterward- n porteU that (hero was noth
ing in It to censure Josephs or Avery, for
It.inll.ld went to California and I've
heard that In- Is in New l.'ngland now,
Insane; I don't remember the date ol the
$K'0 bill matter, but it was dnriii" llleli
ard on's a Imlnl-tratlon ; I a-ked Averv
it he knew from whom thu money came,
hut don't remember Ids reply; he said
the dhection was a strange handwriting :
I was first deputy when Huntington lost
In- po-ltion us clerk ; ho was removed
b'fauso wo learned he had given out a
copy or a letter and received a hundred
dollars tor it.
mu. noroi.As-' itK-pimu-r r.xut.AiioN.
lie-Direct examination I remember
tlint Avery told me about Megrim's pro
position before ho went to Kurope, ami
in the early spring or late winter month ;
he went to I.'urope In 1S7J, 1 think ; the
conver.atlon about Megrue. if I'm right,
was early in the prhig of '73; orders
sominoiilng agent- to make raids went
through Um chief clerk ; I kept the New
Orleans raid n secret Irom the whole
olllce, because thetc was a leak some
where, but I didn't know where ; as ttlt
was put In thu recotd ni possible; I
suspected Joyce of sending the $100 bills,
beomi-e tin envelope was postmarked St.
Louis, und 1 knew he in il McDonald v.cie
the only nun here that Josephs and
Avery km w.
A OKATt lTOl s OPINION.
I bad vtry little conlhleneo hi Mr.
Joyce; he Indignantly denied sending
the money but thanked mc for sending
for lilm; IJremember McDonald's -being in
Washington about tho time Brooks and
Hogu came out; tho order permitting
him toeomo was, I suppose, given at his
request ; I saw a copy of a letter written
by itrooks to Mr. ifogurs about tho cuu
templated raid out hero; Gen. ftabcoek
showed It to mu ; It was soon after the
date of the letter: It was a conlldcntIl
hitter; f'.abgock said thai was a copy of a
letter that pas-ed between two or my oill
ccrs who he thought were deceiving me ;
hehtldstrcfft upon the la-t part of ihe let
ter; It seems Mr. 1 Sogers had written
about carrying out tho raid and Hrooks
had written luck Hint bv
dereiring tho raid Um lesull's
would be more profit able and
atlsiactory to thu government ami to
thuniselvcs ; Ilabeock said these men evi
dently intended to make the raid person
ally prolltnblo by blackmail, and were
deceiving me ; I said I had reat confi
dence in the men and did not think that
wa meant; that it they did anything
wrong lie could hold mc personally Re
sponsible; Gen. liaheock thought both
of them were deceiving mc : 1 got the
letter and showed it to' Mr. Kogcra, but
refused to tell him wheru 1 got it ; Gen.
Hancock refused to tell mc from whom
hogotlt; befell confident the two otll
ccrs were deceiving me and intended to
make a raid for their personal prollt.
Here tho usual recess was taken.
it was niter three o'clock when court
re-HSsemoicd the morning, sc-siou
having occupied until two o'clock.
As .Mr. Djuglas wished to leave for
nome mis morning, .ludgu Kruin was
permuted to call him for tho defense.
3Zr. Douglass' Tcsllinoiij I'ontiiiccil.
Mr. Douglass-testlllcd: Communica
tions irom supervisors and icvcniw
agents were opened In thu chief clerk's
room Dy Mr. Avery or Ids clerk, Butter
Held, who was in tho same room. I have
reironiiid my recollection souicwhatihiee
i icit ino Mami in regard tolliecoiivcrsa
tloil Willi A very about .Megruubvremeiii
boilng lie wiiBiiianiedafterhueaine. from
Uirnpo; hu didn't keep house before h
was married, ilu went to keeping liou-e
alter ho was married ; lio went to Kinopo
in regaru io nouns ior the syndicate for
woe' i n taryoi mc treasury.
AVJsltY II All A PUTTY.
Cross-examined I can't give tlic tune ;
ne fiaricu io i-.uropu in tho spring ol 7J;
can't sav how long beforu liu went to
Kuropo the conversation about Mcgruu
occurred ; 1 recollect thu circuiu-tanco
perfectly, but not tho time ; Iluttciileld
was clerk mid assigned to Avery lor
duty ; Avery's duty was to examine
correspondence nmi was responsible for
that business ; Huttertleld was assistant.
Ily Judge hrunt Iluttciileld acted
lor Avery while ho was gone to Uu
By Gen. Henderson Do got hack
irom Europe In the last days of June.
lieu, Henderson ofl'ered in cvldcnco as
showing tho acts of Joyce, ono of tho
conspirator, tho telegrams ho otlcrcd in
Judge Treat said all original telegrams
would he admitted, but tho one that was
only a copy would ho excluded.
Judge K'rum objected to tho telegrams
as oviucnro against Avery.
Gen. llcpder.son said It was only to
show Joyce's mode of getting Intonna
Hon from Washington.
JudgoTieat said tho dispatches may
cut two ways thev may- exculpate Av
ery as fastening tho guilt on Kaheock or
uiightiend to snow that Avery was as
sociated with Ilabeock. This was hr
tho jury to decide. , ,, ,
Tho telegrams were then read nj oi.
Dyer, as follows :
lUAim ron loun.
Sr. l.ouis, Oct. 25, 18711.
ToGcu.O. U. llabcoclc. Kxccutivo Man-
kloii, Caro President uraui:
Poor Kord Is dead. McDonald Is with
his body. I.et the president act cautiously
on tho Kuoecssorshlp.
a rni.A rou ms .si-ccison.
Sr. I.ot'fs, Oct. '27. 18711.
To Gen. O. 13. Ilabeock. Kxecutivo Man
sion, care President Grant:
'tiie boml.simu ureler tho man they
bavo recommended. An expression from
tho President to his friends hero will
secure everything. I.et thu President do
for (ho best. Depend upon McDon
nun iiijfeii io smuti ny ms actions io
(Signed) Joii.v A. Jovci
to nu; i'iu:siii:xT.
., ?: l-PVMtPctas, '7d
i ""I" i'At.i'imicy, u. . i rant :
Constantino Magiilro for collector of ,
lornal revenue of tho first district of Si
(Slgmd) John a. Jovci:.
C A. Nkwcomo.
mum'h tiii: wo n i.
Sl'r. f f,m.i t no 1DT'I
V1;1.' ,',h- ""'"-'ock, KxccutlroMansk
Si-o dispatch sent to president.
mean if. Mum.
i-Ai.t, orrTiir. fioos.
Stl- I ril'u llni.i.1. ii ten
w.i Ul.1,17, .illtlWII I', IQI II
Gen. O. ii. Babcock, Executive ,Md
Start for S.tu Kranclsco to-morrd
nlglil. Make I). (Douglas) call ofl V
scandal hounds Ihatbnly blacken t
mwiiiui., .i uui roru ami iricuus. nu
Sr. I.oris, Oct. 25. 1875
Gen. O. I.. Babcock. Executive Ma
llaVrVOU talk' Ml utth I? TDnii
Ar. things right? Uow t Ai.AUr? J
Voiliin.0) 'I. I
aiii: iiii-.v comi; u't r
HnSH-crntary or eooiinl'sloncr order
.. ii I .... I v )i,.r. V i
IJ1... . .11 . . a .. Jif
("Signed.) ti i . !I
i.iu ii.i.i., isvi.eii, (a
IV V'iO'ifON, Dec. HI, '71.
Gen. John McDonald, Supervisor, etcrl
I succeeded. They will not go. 1 h
write von. i
I hu nhovc Is the dispatch Identllle'
during thu forenoon as Gen. Babcock'
fin: ii.Ni:.MY wi:aki:vs
s'r. f miiiu I...). ! irr. !i
Gen. O. V.. IlAlieoel:. V. VI 'I'll 1 1 1'rt filiatti I
We have ollltial Information "that Uia
enemy weakens, rush tilings.
I fintt- ii Hu-
Sr. I.ocfB, April 23, 1675.
i .'mi ii v it.. i i. . 1 ' q
w. ... v, ... ...,if.M:i i
'Tell ".Mac" to see Parker, of Colorado,
and telegraph to eommlntoner. Crust
out St. I.ouls etainles.
Trunin;; ttli All Al t' the Mnc.
lie ('.mill Ctoseil.
itociiKHius Nov. 2!). The canal Is
iro-u over slid in nils section.
lit .Vrvonlmiee i lili l'lcc.
I.ot-isViM.i:, Nov. 2J. The cold!
v.u.ither. predicted to commence now by
lr..f I.... i..
. ..... . i--., . . i. i-w. in.
A siiippi- nt n,.M s:.iucs.
Dc .M )t.s-r.s. I.., Nov. 2U. Thu mer
cury tills morning was fourteen degrees ti
I...I .... I ... ... . . . IH
oci.jH .i-ru, au'i ai is in, two degrees I
On the Ihleu of the lMtilim.
0miia, Nr.n., Nov. 29. A very cold ;
-...I i i . . i . . f
.ion iieaty isiiiu norm sci in ycsicruay
from the north, and is yet raging tosomo
extent. 'The thermometer Is reported I
'J degrees below zero at daylight thl3
I'rolis" lli'i'lioiiliig nrnlrn.
Wasiii.voto.v, Nov. 29. Tins signal of
llcur ivports a wind velocity of 150 miles
tier hour on .Mount Wa-lilngton this af
ternoon, 'lids Is tlic highest velocity
recirdcd at Unit station since established
The temperature was 21 degrees below
f)n flic Itucli ISuiinil Const.
Bosiov, Nov. 29. A severe gale of
wind lias preTailcd here to-day, at ono
time the velocity ol the wind reaching
-Ixty-llvi; miles an lisur. It sweuis to
have extended all along the New England
coast. Itcports from several other points
Indicate rapidly tailing mercury and un
usually high wind.
lnvnivi ti'ti V-r VM- OO 'I'll.. ..I..
....... .., ...... ... iiiu iiii:.
cury indicates six degrees below zero and
tho wind is unprecedented!)- high.
A Morm Ilui;liii; In (lie Ciiiiutliii,.
Tono.vio, Nov. 29 Tiie wcatlicr
throughout Ontario and Quebec is tcm
nestuous and cold. Tlic thermometer
here has fallen thlrty-IIvo degrees in tho
twenty-lour hours. At Quebec nnd in
tho Ottawa district over a foot of snow
lias fallen. At Quebec city tlic ther
mometer Is two degrees above .cro.
The .iillomil tlrmitfc.
I.oi isvii.1.1:, K"y..s,N'ov. 29. The Na
tional Grange voted thanks to-day to thu
retiring master. Dudley W. Adams, of
Minnesota, while chief olllcer, for his
faithful services while in olllce, and also
appointed a committee to examine Into
tlic aci iiiaey oi thu witlm reporis and
tin best nr-oiK of not!i)lg Urmcmof
Drunkenness Cured !
Willioiil liiruiiTciilvnrc, nt jour liomv. Autl
ilolc scut free tu uny iiilJn on rcctifit of ouu
I' ll. IlUIIIIAItl), M, I).
.Mnn.iKcrSt. I.ouU Incbrlulc Uonilii.
Oniro-1111 Olive .Stitet,. St, LouU,
te-l tf. '
Opium or Morphine Eaters !
Cllliil without uit it or Inconvenience. Hi your
humo fa lflitiiys. Medicines fur first lluni witkn'
ticatnii'iit sent lieu to uiiy udilrwni ua rru.iituf
llieiliillam, Ntatuuinuiitit used dully.
Addivsn, K. II. rtUllIIAItl), M. I).
MunugrrSt. I.ouU lncbrlutu lfoillal,
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