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JOXV QI.r. Bdltor.
-a,iaill arils) lVatlaaml llt-tn.
Xu tfational Democratic Committee, to
wbo Is ilHl'd tbo power of fixing the
tints aJ place or Holding uie National ir.n
ociatlc :ovnttoa ol 1870, liVi appointed
TnnJafi tUe tivantr-seTctitli day of.lunc
nfXt, noon, aillie time, nnl Kcleclcil si.
IjouU atli place of hoMIng mcli roiivec
tlon. Kacli Stale will lio cnllUcil to a rrprceii
,,.jonciiultoilaillilo the mi ni'cr ill II
fntof ami rcpreenUtlvfj In tin- con
grci oMhc t'nltcil States nml tlic tcrrl
toryof Colorado, wlioie almliloii In July
a a State will give It a vote In the next
electoral college, li aNo Invited to kcdiI del
Democratic, Conervallvc and other citi
zens ol the United States Irrespective or
part political associations, desiring to co
operate with the Democratic party In Ita
prevent eflort and object, are cordially In
vlted tojolo In sending delegates to the
national convention. Co-operation If de
tired from all pcrtons win would change
an admtnhtntlon that lias aufl'cred the
pulillc eredit to become and remain Inferior
toother and Iei faored intiout ; lias per
mltled commerce to be taken away by for-
elje power t h stifled trudo by unjust,
unequal anil pernicious lcgls'atlon; li:n
Imnotcd untliual taxation and rendered it
most tiurdentntno ; ha changed growing
proiperity Into wldcfprcad auircrln; and
want; ha squandered the jniblla moneys
rccVIewlyaod dellinlly, and slitmclrMy
used the power that should have been s.vlll
to punUli crime, to protect It.
For thcte and other rcnou llin national
Democratic party deem the public, danger
Imminent, and ramcttly delimits of secur
ing to our country the blcitlnirs of an
economical, puro and free government
cordially invite the co-operation of their
fellow-cltlzciuln the cflort to attain tbl
ThomaeA. Walker, Alabauu.
S. K. Cockrtll, Arkamai.
Krank McCappin, California.
William H. Barnum, Connecticut
Charles lie an ten, Delaware.
Charles E. Dyke, Moridn.
A. It. Lawton, (ieorgia.
Cyrus II McCnmilck, illinok
Thomas Dowling, Indiana.
M. M. Hani, Iowa.
Isaac K. Eaton. Kansas.
Henry 1). Mcllrnry, Kcutllcky.
Henry u. Ogdcn. Lduiiina.
L. D. -M. Sweat, Maine.
A. Leo Knott, Maryland.
William A. Moore. .Mbbfgan.
William Lochrcn, .Minnesota.
J. H. tihne. MUtlslipi.
.Ino. n. 1'rleet, Minotiri.
Oeo. L. Miller. Ncl.ra-ka.
Thos. 11. Williams, Ncvuda.
M. V. II. Kdgcrly, .New Hampshire.
Theo. K. Jtandoljih, New Jcrncv.
X. W. Hansom, North Carolina.
John li. Thompson, Ohio.
.1 amcs K. Kvtley, Oregon.
James 1. Harr. rcnnnvLvanla.
fiicholaa VanSlyck, ithodc Hand.
Thos. Y. Simons, South Carolina.
William It. Bate, Tennessee.
V. 8. Stockdalo. Texts.
B. U.Smalley, Vermont.
John Goode. jr., Virginia.
John Blair Hoge. Went Virginia.
George H. l'aul, Wisconsin.
Thomas M. Patterson, Colorado.
AUGUSTUS SC1IEIX, New York,
Pkediiick O. i'KIMCX, JIaiiacbiietpt,
Secretary National Democratic Com.
Wabuisoton, February 54, 1870.
more Itltli-rly luiinliliiliitf than Ml
Hit' rrst, wp know Hint "Hip Hon
nml Hip unicorn" ot Mother I'iiI.iihI
are cxiiltliiff In our illjinny.
Thcru coiiic". too, a sound of ljhlu;;
from Hie oppressed ninonjr tar-oll' natlon!;
a cry ol despair leit tlic experiment or u
free government shall be proven u fall'
nru; lest thcro lie no hum ol nope or
refuge loll. How pltllul that the blind
zeal of party should so obscure the higher
and grander Interc.'ts of p:tltlolIiu .
TIil eemelfss ttivcMltfnllnn ha exposed
omp man's fhlp ile.ilin, nml It lin vnted
million or money; mid Hip t oiuiuIIUp
on Appropriations Knowing wi, arc
roniplnccnlly culling ilowu iuillviihi.il
alnrlc nml ImaMlug; of rrr.iir.mif ! Ball !
The ilifclmruc of the employes In the
bureau of engraving mnl printlii" li:i
created the greatest misery. When;
these poor creature!! were employed they
were herded together In n close room
lio,c ntmospherc was poison ; hut they
endured Its horrors patiently, for the sake
of the pittance so earned. "Now, faec to
lace with nb'olute starvation, the cry ol
their distress moves every heart except
those on that committee of Gordons.
The Oorgons were women, hut they
were hmr'Mt, so 1 Insist on the correct
ness of my epithet.)
A KI'.I.IIT Olt(Ul7.ATIIN.
V regular organization lor relief has
been formed. One of the ladies Intel
estcd lives over the way ; her door Is hp.
leged with women ami young girls t.nd
children w Iicko wan laces and shabby sip
parcl tell their sad story with IrresMl
lite eloquence. Starvation in America
Starvation at tho very gates ol the en pi
tol : business cmlaraf-cd, and dismay
iiul distrust Mircndlng like some
foul contagion, mid hivc-dl
gal 1 1 n committees Ignoring It nl
lor partisan ends '. The pressure ol legls
lation becomes extreme and then, thesi
Hired by Piorropont and the
President as a Spy, He also
Accepts Employment Un
Grant Wante d him to Find
Ont if his Soorotary was
a Whisky Thiol, ana
When Bell so Report
ed He was Discharged.
A Statement the Most Astounding
Yet Matte Public-One That
Smirches tho Third-Term
Candidate with Terpitude.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
The Caiulas; of Nprlan-A l.litle Neu
tlsneat Nothing to Tell A Krllof
Organisation. Haw do They rinrt
Uatr-Joaea rMessUa, etcrtr.
Washixoton, April 1st, 187C.
If the rolling oi countless hoops follow
ed by little human fairies, the tossing of
countless balls by as many merry boys,
the groups playing at ring-taw In shady
corners, and the milliner' windows full
of springbonncU,mean the coming ol that
most bewitching season then It certainly
must lie near at hand, for all these signs
are apparent, and besides, the birds held
u Kpeclal convention In Hie trees this
morning to announce the fact. How
they did twitter and flutter, chattering
worse than old ladies over a precious bit
ot scandal, and claiming to be Individu
ally heard as persistently as any member
ofcongress. They did better however
than the politicians, for they settled mat
ters finally, and united in one grand
chorus before they tlcw away to their
neits. Iu quite as sweet a lushlon, but
more silently, the trees nml plants hare
been Issuing prophecies. Iluds havo
been swelling and bursting ; leaves havo
been unfolding, and out In the shadowy
places ol the foretts, timid blossoms arc
peeping, telling the winds to carry their
fragrant assurance of spring through all
their wanderings. There Is only one
other story which wiUlnsir such repeti
tion. Wo never tire of hearing of the
coming summer; we never the ol
hearing the whispers ol love. Think of
the Spring times that have como and
gone, always welcome; think of the
young hearts that have opened to the
raptures of loving since Adam and Eve
found out Its blis, ami weigh that
gladness and happlucrs ngulii.t nil
me wretchedness and mltcry that
would make us ,hatu existence.
man neaven for Spring and love! It
wouiu oc cany to till my letter with the
delight sunshine brings to me hut you
NOTHIMI Hi ti u..
How fchall I make l,rkV utih
out atrawV How can 1 j.c Jol,
news when congress prcslstcntly refill
to do anything worth iclatlni'. t
think, of tills to think of the w;ih)
weeks and mouths, to remember the ilia,
grace and shame clothing our beloved
America, U a dreadful termination from
the brightness of my Spring reverie.
Our eagle has been toarlng to proudly j
we thought his eye was llxcd on the
still ; we thought he was to much above
all meaner things that nothing could
varyhU (light; we had forgotten that
even our own precious and peculiar eagle
Iumj any earthly hutlijcts, (111 one day
clowb bid the sun, and the royal bird.
luUalKjt Me tluty, circled lower and lower
till touoWjr; jMu earth Ills pinions were
dragf led apd kffoken and Ids proud head
drooped. FrtistsmrUie. we hear tho
laugh ol derision ; ifbigii settle contented
Jy back on their thrones ; despot grasp
jimri' firmly their ctttd Hvyivri, while
gentlemen having consumed the lioiir.i of
the day in their precious search for
famy, conclude to have evening sessions,
So weary and jaded they drug themselves
to the house and wrangle, liecauso they
are too much exhausted lor any proper
consideration ol any tuple. One thing I
very certain, the country doesn't ndinir
the conduct ol the pro-cut majority in the
huil-e. Tliu usual iuict ol tin: senate
has been tniiicwliat disturbed, mid this
tunc It was Mr. Hoiitwcll. who niailea
disgraceful exhlhltlon ol'hlmell. I Know
Mr. Hoiitwcll U a. Itcpubllcaii, but no
man N oxciisahlc in any jiarly for saying
the things he eaid as he aid them in tliu
debate with .Mr. llayanl. Iligoted, nar
row.and spitclul hu is hy naliiic. Masa-
chtisetts made a uiMaku when .-.lie sent
such a man to the senate, hut tlicruhe U,
and the Old Hay Statu must, bide her lime
till another election may give her mi op
portunity to show that gentlemen and
statesmen are not yet extinct within her
borders. Mr. Haynrd may bu mistaken
in his thinkings, but Mr. llayanl never
forgets to be the gentleman his birth mid
culture have made htm ; a fact, which to
a mind llko Itoutwcll's. is n sin beyond
forgiveness. lie Is not u gentleman
eryo, nobody has any business to be. Am
I Ill-uaturedV I confess that more, than
any other sentence of that bitter tirade
the tling at Mr. IlrUtow was too much for
an; unu to emiuru who knew him.
Mr. Hoiitwcll would never trust
any man horn In the South. Com
pare the record of Messrs. llrls
tow mid Hoiitwcll iu udmlulstcrliig
the ntralrs ol the treasury ! Which is the
HOW DO TIIKV KIND OUT?
The senate is dreadfully exercised over
the mysterious way In which the news
papers obtain their secrets! Were the
laws against witchcraft still in force, en
terprising correspondents would surely
be condemned lor practicing the black
art. 1 heard a senator expressing his
amazement the other day; said he, "I was
going down the avenue when Hilly Cope-
land overtook mo everybody likes Hlllv
we walked along a minute mid then he
asked me what we had done In the last
executive session. I replied 1 couldn't
tell him! 'Ah I' said IHIly. 'well irood
inornlng,' andlolThe dashed. Twenty rods
ahead of mu he met another reporter.
they stood mid rubbed their heads to
gether a minute; Wily laughed, and
coming back told me thaterttt of onr last
meeting! How did they find out?"
Verily, the "freedom of the pres-" Is a
Jones, of Nevada, created a great deal
ol Interest by lib brief remarks upon the
silver question. He means to make an
cxhausllvo speech on the subject before
many days. It will be well worth hear
ing, lor to this man of countless uuggots,
all possible views eU'ect.ng his treasure
have been of the greatest Importance.
Kvldcntly he has studied widely and
thoughtfully. He urd language ex
pressing his opinions that was wonder
fully graphic mid clear ; lie was ready
with conclusive answers to every ipiotlon
and wore hi" oratorical spurs with
the assured eao of a inaii knowing
his power. The eoaro alluious often
made to Mr. .1 ones' mining days have
given nu liiinrc-Mou that hu Is unedu
cated, but Mr, .tones studied with Kduiu
M. Stanton alter completing Ids earlier
course, amino gentleman lunctIolifiha'
continued his reading with more assidu
ity and pleasure than Ims our silver sena
tor. This agitation ol money and ita values
19 c.Mieiueiy pu.iuig ui lllu avciagc
mind. We have taken iu exl-tencc lor
granted, caring iiltm to examine U5
origin or the causes aileciiug lu, circula
tion, it has seemed us if like the air, it
had toenail adjuiit and clement ol exln
taucc; and Its nreseiicu is an iminUluk.
able blessing ; it, absence a shocking
calamity, hut to measure it and change
lit values Iu conformity with the lluclu
atiiJg needs of commerce, what would
woineudo with kir. l, ..i.. i, i . ..,
their much coveted rights? America Is
so rich huilvcr, that it almost ceases to
be ranked a u picdoiis metal and vet
Wamiimito.v, March 111. Mr. (!. 1,.
ltell, of Jackson, Mississippi, testified
this morning before the Clymer 'commit
tee that he made mi application torn post
tradershlp at Tort uavis, Tcxa. and
came here lu June, 1872, to see llelkuap
about It, and that In the course of the In
terview tlic secretary ol war ouereii to
sell him a post for two thousand dollars
per year, iiieu hu toiu now no was ap
pointed a clerk In the Interior depait
incut, mid was Dually employed by the
president to goto St. I.ouls on special
duty connected with tliu Uahcocl; trial.
question L ntier inni apponiiuicui
were you interested In the llahcock C4iso
lu si. 1-om.s: .n,-.siii i i.
Ques. Were von sent out there to take :
nnvpartlnlt? 'An". Xo sir, not under
tl if appointment.
(Jims. I'ndcr any appointment?
An-. No. sir.
(Jues. Wcio you never employed In
any way lu connection with that case?
Ans. S'ot by the government.
ijues. Hy whom; Ceiicral Habcoek?
Aus. (hcMtatlngly) No, I eaiinnot say
that I was.
Qucs. Hy hNeouii'cl? M. No.slr.
(5ues. v miybody lor him V Ans.
Hysotne one acting for him; I suppose
acting for them; they said they were. I
was emploved In Novembcr.
ijucs. What services were you to ren
der under that employment ? An-, (alter
a pau-e) I would like a little time to rc
llcct upon that matter, so us to put It in
inc..-. I iinlv want the truth i II m not
very hard to tell that. An-. I do not
know as that has anything to do with this
'tmes. We- will determine that alter we
hear it. I only want to know who em
ploved von. Ans. lu regaid to thee
St. 'I.ouls vvhl-l.y mailers?
ijiic. Vm. ('ciiend H.ihcock is an
army ollicer. mid 1 propose to cmiulru
about him -now. Alls. Well, I was em
ployed by Mr. I.uckcy, the piivate secre
tary of the president.
Ones. What were you to do lor I.uck
cy? Aus. To iiiakii It ns brier a possi
ble, 1 was to look Into the hands of the
district attorney there collected and tee
what evidence thcio was agalust lieiieral
w hen llradh'v told von to d. that ? Ans.
1 believe not ; i believe lhat It was III
llraUlev's room In the f.lndell hole that
the proposition was made, after l.uckey
cmno Kast lu tlic latter part of November.
i wenmown wiiu j.tlCKey miu uniuieyio
the depot, when h0 went to take (he
train to come Kast. and lie told me to
consult with Hradley ; that Ilradley was
mere in uie interest of llaurocK, nnu mat
this whole move was not against Habcoek
but ngnlint the president, and for me to
consult wiiu iiraiiiey and net wmi nun.
Vues. vuu 1 1 rat I lev told von 10 gel
that evidence out o'f the district-attorney's
olllee and brhu' It to the l.tndell
hotel to Im de.strnviil? An. Undid.
(Jiies. Uld you attiinnt to get It?
An. .No. sir, I did not.
Ouc. Whv dlit vnn not! All.. -
Well. I thought that wa going rather
too far In thn mailer.
line. Von had told him all volt knew
of II? All". Yes.
Jne. When you came back hen- you
sav you hud :i conversation with Clcneral
Habcoek? Aim. Yes . I met him at
No. 'JltXl l'eiinsvlvniiia avenue. The
witness lirodueeil :i memorandum ol the
number of the house that was clven, he
sa Id. bv Mr. I.ueL-ev. In that convcrsa'
Hon I told all I Icnl -ecu nud heard
iu St. I.ouls: 1 told him ol thW
proposal" of Hradley's; he said he did
not want mu to et It utile's I trot the
whole of It, that part of ll would be worse
than none. Tho matter was talked over
between us nflcrward. and he remarked
that If I cot It I would he well rewarded
1 told him I did not like to L'O Into it ; I
also met his counsel. .Mr. Storrs, I was nt
(leneral Habcock's house six or seven
Ones. What oceurcd there? Ans
There was meat deal of talk. I sravo
them a written report ot all that I had
seen nml heard .it St. I.ouls. I have not
ncopv oltliat repent. General Itaheock
1 suppose. lm the report. I had given
them that report previous to thl talk
about i:cltlii" evidence, ami up to the
nu Interview with him buf fallal. Then
I nut the thing In u shape that I could
get It to him. 1 got ll to him through a
newspaper; put It hi that way sVcause I
did not care to trust anything In writing
in tue nanus oi any one lucre io go :o uie
president. I had made up my mind that
the case was lu such n shape that 1 could
do noilimg limner in ll rum i uruuoeu u.
(jiics. in wuat paper did you mnKc
Unit publication? Aus. In tho New
York llrmld. 1 marked n copy nml sent It
to the president, and 1 have reaon to be
lieved that It reached him.
IThe witness wiw cros-p.aiiiiie(i nt
length, but wa not lu the leastshal.cn.
and he vnre iiolnt-blank to the eomiill
eliv ordr.iut, Habcoek, l.uckey and I'ler-
rciiont in mi eniieavor tnai wa success
fill lu clearing Habcoek and saving him
from the penitent lary.--r.V. .tui'ni.l
(leneral Habcoek, Mr. l.uckey and Mr.
A. C. Hradlev, iironounccd the statemei.t
ol Detective Hell given to-day beforuthe
committct! on expenditure." in the war
department, as being a tissue of fulc-
noons irnm negiiining io cnu. j uey hi:
nounee Hell a" ulterlv unworthy ot be
lief, and savthev have been awnrc lor
some time that Hell ha been trying to
dlspo'eof this same story to any one
who would become a purchaser.
time ot niMl.liii'tliat report I stil
the matter was intended as u political
hut when I lound out that 1 was
GREAT BANKRUPT SUE!
I have this day opened (it tho old BUiul of J. Hurler, vilih a
Full Line of Furnisbing tiaods andNotions!
Whlth 1 Will Hf-ll at 1'ltruten N vr litffui Oflerjil to this (lit v.
THESE GOODS MUST BE SOLD WITHIN
And uaThoy aiu lb a Holofu O.-tut WIioUuhIc llankrupt Mock, It will
B Money in Your Fcoket to Buy of "Urn.
GIVE ITS A CALL.
Remember tho Place J. Burger'n Old Stand
ner Ninth Street and Commercial Avenue.
(iu.Vou wen: sent by I.uckcy then
to go out thcie and Innuire what case
there at the
wh nlng about domcHlle expenditure:
i ,.,0"i.t"i,!-7',1 s,,cl,ck r" keenly the
ndlgnlty ol I.U position. The committee
iiaTiug ui ciM! c.ijaro aiu only
anxlouao esuiblldi hi, luiamv not i n,
Innocence, while attacks from 'all .mar
tew make tho pioKeuted man exc aim.
'1 was proud ol my country; ,0, t0
ha her mlnhter abroad. I eiilled Amcr
lcamyhoinc,.aiidlcouictiiii that in
Kngland I haie wanner frlemu than 1
have here!" It It hard indeed alter Mxtv
honorable years to bo bo bitterly availed.
Lot iu hope that no Intentional wroiiir
t'oitig may xi proven. Mns. 0 i'mmiwj ,
there win nualiist llabcocK?
was there at the time.
nuiH. Did l.uekcy wiitc
Ans. Noblr; I met I
hotel. . ,
(uc8.How were you to do It i Ans.
V win simply to vlult the district attor
ncyV olllcc, in 1 had the run of tho olllee
there, and see what evidence there was.
(Jue.s. Did you go there and get hold
ol it? An. I did.
ijnes.- -U'itli the consent of too district
uttornoyV Aim. No, Ur.
(.Htcs. You got It t-circptlottaly, then :
Ones. Did you furiiMi what you got
to Colonel l.uckey ': Ans. I did. That
win In November, at the l.lndell hotel.
ljucs. Wiib there any other pen-on
connected with Colonel l.uekcy that you
know uf? Ans. A gentleman named
A.C. Hradley, of Washington, who said
hu wii3 acting as one of the counsel for
(jues. What information did you fur
nisti l.uckey? Ans. I told him that the
evhlenee niralnst Habcoek at that time
was weak. I did not give htm copies or
(Jue.s. Had you read the evidence
airainst Habcoek that was In the dWtriet-
uttorney'.s olllee? Ans. Oh, no; 1 only
knew from what I heard lu the olllee
and what Colonel Dyer hlniielf told
2ue. Did Colonel Dyer know that
you were the agent of l.uckey? An.
No, fir ; not at that lime. Subsequently
Que. Did you look over the papers In
that oiuco? aus. some oi mem.
Ques. Did you rend them all? Ans.
I read a good many of them.
Qucs. Where did you get tliu papers
In the olllcc? Am. On the tables and
(ues. Was that the precise service
that Colonel Luckey told you to reader
him? An?. It was.
Qucs. He told you to go there and llnd
out? Ans. To go and llnd out all I could.
I wl-li to Mate that nil that time I be
lieved, from conversations I heard lu the
district attorney's olllcc, and among
many influential persons out.-lde, that
this attempt to Implicate General Hali
cock was made for the puipo-u of Injur
ing General Grant, whom I had served as
a scout during the war. and for whom 1
had a strong regard. Thocmcii claimed
to be strong friends of Hrlstow's. I saw
maiiv telegram that imsmmI between
Wa-lilnglon ni.il I ho di-trict attorney
there, and many others, ami It looked
that wax. 1 believed that until anothci
matter came up there, and then I thought
the parties out there were acting without
authority and perhaps wereover-nnxlous,
and I believed it until I caino to Wah
iugtou. When I ciiiiii! hero I found I
was op the wrong track, and dropped It,
I look ineaiucs allcrward lo calico In
formation to teach tliu president that
his Idea wa wiong that Habcoek
was nut guilty "that hu wa guilty."
ijucc- Von Informed the president
that Habcoek was guilt)? Ans. I took
measures to inform him that I believed
hu was gull.y. I did It because the iiie-.
dent himself told mu that If Habcoek was
guilty ho wished to know It. Iln wl.-hed
nolhlug concealed, ami he wished him
punished. I look tho president at Ids
word mid inlormeil him ol it, audi got
my dl-chanm in llirco days afterward.
iiics. Did you have any conversation
with Habcoek with regard to tills mattery
Aim. frequently, probably n dozen
times alter my anlval hero In Dcceinlier.
ijues. II at any tlmu Habcoek admit
ted to you lhat he was guilty, please state
It. Aus.--ills admission was clear enough;
If they wanted me to get evidence out of
the olllee nud destroy it, it was clear
jucs. -Did he admit lo you that hu
was gulltv? Aus. I told him what
Hradley asked mu to do in St. I.ouls. and
instead of dlscntiug ho said he did not
wish mu to get the evidence out of that
olllcu unless I could get the whole of It ;
that ll I got part of It, It would be worse
Ones. What had Hr.ullcy iisked you to
do? Aus. lie nsked mo to get the evi
dence out of that olllcc and bring It to
the l.lndell hotel,
What was to bo done with It? Ans.
Dei troy It.
iif!. Was Colonel l.uckey present
wrong I dropped oil nud went from here
to New York on the nineteenth ol Jauu
ory. and did not return to Washington
until about the. ninth ot February. I look
the president at hl word, and took mea
ures to send him Information that Hab
coek was guilty. I should have stated
lhat I gave the thing up niter Hradley
h it .St. I.ouls. which was a night or two
after Lucky left, and went to Lexington,
Kentucky. From there I wtoto to Hrad
ley and a-ked him to return my letter, and
he did to, accompanied with the tollow
lng: U'.isiiiMirox, D. (...February 0. 1S7G.
C .S. Hum., Ksq. Yours received to
day nud herewith returned. I am author
ised to request you to eoine Immediately,
and to tav you will be cared for. Yours
trulv, " A. ( . Hiiadi.i.v,
KJ3 F t.. Washington.
ll was intended that I should be ap
pointed special agcntlu Iheattorucy-eii-end's
olllco and sent to St. I.ouls to con
tinue my woik, nml hew is the key of
elpher Unit was given to me to coiumum
cutu with. Tlic witness hero produced
the original I'ljihtr published lu the New
York IhnildoH February 10th.
(.Mies. Were you appointed In the at-
toruev-irciierid's olllcc Ans. I was not.
hut 1 was lobe appointed, nud I had a
card from the president to Attorney-Gen
eral l'icrrcpoiit. similar to one I had to
ijues. a cam asKing you io lie ap
pointed special agent.'' Aus. 1 did not
say so. It said this man of whom I spoKe
for that appointment, or s-uiuellilng to
Cjiies. Why were you not appointed?
An. That was about the llltcenth ol
iues. Hu was nverso to your going
out there to play spy on Col. Dyer?
Aus. Yes, lie seemed to be. I went di
rectly Iroin the White llon-e to the attorney-general
with that card from the
president, and told to him exactly what
the president told me, and lhat If there
was any innocent party to be prosecuted
he wished to know It, nml
that If Habcoek was guilty hu wanted
him punished. The attorney-general
said : "I wanted to commission you to
day, but an ofllclal came to my hou'ehst
night I will say a very high olllclal
whom I met on special occasion." I un
derstood him to mean the secretary of
the treasury, and I pointed out ot the win
dow, where wo were sitting, toward the
treasury department and said : "It you
havo said anything iu that qiiartcr,thcru'3
no use ol my going." The attorney-general
said : "It's not the secretary, but It's
n high otllclal : and." said hu "under the
the circumstances It's no u-e for you to
go out there." I said : "No ; hut you
ought to have let mu llnd that out for
Ques. You knew, then, that tliu head
of tho treasury department would not
have approved of your going out thsro
to play spy on District-Attorney Dyer?
Aus. Most assuredly.
(Jucs. When you got that card from
the president was It iiudvi stood between
you and him that the purpose of It was to
get you nu appointment, and that you
were to go to St. Louis and tliroiiKh the
district-attorney's olllee and ascertain
whether there was any evidence that
would show Habcock's guilt ; was that
the object of the president lu tending
you mere.' ns. iiieoojeei, as l un
derstood it, was that I was to ascertain
whether there was any reasonable ground
for believing Habcoek guilty, nnd that if
that w n' so the president wished to know-
it ; and if he was innocent nml an attempt
was being mado to make political capital
out ol it, or In other word. to persecute
an Innocent man, the president wished to
know It, but be trusted In my Judgment
ami i was uoi io report io nun, nm to
Oiics.--Accordlnir to vour Iudniiniit
the object of the president lu sending you
there was u proper one -to ascertain
wneiiier jiaucocK was guilty, nut under
cover ot that appointment tliu attorney
general and Hradley, Lucky andltabeocK
were going to use you lor tho purpose ol
destroying the evidence? Ans. No, not
llin attorney geuurul.
(jues. Hut tho others, Hradley and
Habcoek, nud Luckey, wished vou to go
there nud destroy thu evidence ? Ans.
Yes, they wl-hed mu to do that; I will
say here, however, that I bad no inten
tion ol going iiieri! belorc, liccausu I
thought my llrst duty was to the presi
dent, and If I found, afterward, prool of
Habcock's guilt, my intention was, as
proved by my subsequent action to In
lorm mo prcsiueiit ol It us lie nail re
tues. And as soon as you did Inform
him you were turned out of the position
you nail received under tue interior de.
partincnl ? Aus. Yes. I do not sav
though that the president had any hand
hi cancelling my commission ; 1 only
statu tliu fact as it exists.
The witness produced letters of dismis
sal, which were read, as follows :
DniMimiKNT oi" I.NTimion, "I
W.vsuiMiio.v, Februrry 15, 1871!. J
Sin You arc hereby directed to return
at once to this olllco with all tho olllclal
papers lu your po? session. Very respect-
IIIIIV. UIIAS. I(. lill.l..
Charles Hell, 1,017 C'horcaii avenue, St
Dm-Aiir. or I .vr., OiTiri: k Hkc, 1
Wamiiixiiio.v, I). ('., Feb. HI, 1870
Sin Your services as clerk of elass
one lu tho pension olllco will bo dis
pensed with from and after this date.
lU'Sectlully, ',. CllANl)l.i:ii.
tines. How did you communicate the
inlormatlou to tho president that you he.
Ileved Habcoek was guilty? Ans.
went thero three times, and tried to lme
It wmiMil'itu, lilt., .tan. 1", IsTK.
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