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CAIRO, ILLINOIS, 7 FRIDAY MORNIM, JUNE
NEW SEllIES-NO 38.
TV ACT V
v - a
SMITH, HACK ct CO., '
NO. w HICOAD NTHEET,
!i. ji,Ttully Solicit Com:;; anient of
provision's, produce, grain and
merchandise generally, .
T'J whldi they will give direful u ltd prompt at
X trmiiu . 'J'Ui-jr urn j.repari J I" mukir liberal
(U'l will niii' thi'lr l)i''. effort fur thu Inli-re.tn of
iUvm furlui them with i vu-'injiuiitf.
Kf'T. by t''rm!lon. to National Hank, nf An-K':-ta:
National Kxciusot Hank, uf Auitu-ta, Oa.
JLLIXU1S CENTKAL K. It
Shortcut and Quickest Route to
St. .Louia and Chicago
'PHK only rti rittiiiirj two daily train from Cairo
1 makir" direct com,.-. Hon with F.a-t'rn line.
'IKAINS LF.AVK A I I 1 :ln i. m : Fa.t -J-pr--.
arriving n Si. l.uui 7.V) . in ; bl'aijo 1:00
a in.; l id i. m.: Cincinnati an Lout.rtlia Ka't
Lire arrivin In 4 luduiiall at 1:03 a. m.; Lonl. villi
' l'i a lu ; ItMUaiiaaoli 4:15 a. tu. Pwcnifcr Ij
ti.14 train ariitv at above puluta
12 TO :W HOURS IN ADVANCE
Of any other route.
i .) . 1 1 1 a m. Fat Miil. with l. . i r attached, for
1 - 'l ' ST. LoL lsaiidl 111 Ai(j. arrlvius lu St.
I.ui at .) a m : Chica.'o at 4.iw p. ui.. connect
i:, , at o-JIn ur Effingham for Cincinnati, ixiaixliie
FAST TIME EAST.
T (l W b' "e B throtiiih
I V. . I lilt. lo ,tll. j,;M, nhoul any
delay mi-td by Sunday lutiri-ulun. The Saiur
' 'aftiniO"u train Imin ('aim arriv Id New Yurk
Monday Morning at lu:i. Thirty ix Lour in ad.
ar. e uf aty other route.
iff Ad)erticmeut of competing line that they
r.j Vi.'tfr time than thin one are in-d either
t:.-M-j;h icoraiirr or a d'-nif lo mi-lead the publt' .
For 'broii.'t. tirkt and Infnrmation ajipiy at llll
l oin t tfr; Hailrtiad (! t alrn.
IKAlN.t AK1UVE AT fAIHO:
KT;r- 8: p.m.
.Vail 4:'1 a.m.
.1 h .l til NX'S, tn.u'1 !(jutlitru Au't.
I H .l"NK". Tirk-t Ay-ni
(JAIUO VINCKNNKS It. II.
I MIIIVTHK HI"KTrr ItulTK TO
Dla'lllara. K VltllM vl 1 If.
I l I I IV THK MlnKTK-T Tu I.til'IS-
II .'I 1 A,r VII. IK. I S( 1NNAT1. liAl.
Tl M 'UK A M WA.-H1N''T)N
tl! L'VTIIK MIollTKxT TO INIHW-
) I- .'I 1 .MM..l.'lllI..MKI.rHlA.StW
Vi-iiK AM) lTO
six iiorns savki)
. r traita uf otluf r.it tiuikiu? tho nine
l'i" l,t."',n.'',ri' ly mher rou'i lo inuni"
I ni: rrli- all 'til.'ht. waltlni fmn !. t-. -ist
it -r. all I'ciiiitry rt-itl'iu !ur trail. of iuii-t.-t
1' l-'M l-'MIl KI,T"K r"At l and ik' i.ur4::.
nilianaHilla. l'lu itibali :il Loul'vii'ic amt
i! iv. Tralu leae ai.d nrrhr at ln follow:
M i!i !e.-.K-- 4-11 a.m.
.V lil arri.- lo:f'l m.
Ttirmivu thkiti- m.il i-ln-rk to all important
k. a'vii.i.ki;. II L. MmHHILI..
tl' ll I I'll. ..'"1lt. l.i'IHTll Ul't.
I. ll c III I:i II. I'a.wiiuvr A ii.-nt.
CAIItO it ST. LOUIS It. It.
Shortest Line to St. Louis
'pilK trMi.itvtliln roul pnnnucl at SI. a-otili and
1 Kat M. ln;U wld s.l olUui )!. to Ihu KAr.
MiitTII AND r-OlTH.
Tl.rmish eiire.i' l.'.iv. t'jlri :-l "'
Tiirouju I'liip.-m artle Ku-t St. I.tmi 'i:jp.m.
Miiniliv.iioM aeeiiinnioilHllon l"vl'lm )t:l p.m.
V, irj'li'vahoro are. iirrlvf. nt MitrtdiloM H:.-Jt p.iii.
T'lrouirh exir' K:i' m. I.miiI ... H:4' a.m.
'h.nviih e.)m an m t'ulru !i:10p.ui.
Vnrpiiji-iioro are. innv M'lrjihylioro 5:'ib.Iii.
.V,irpiiyboro t. iirrlve at t niro lSrSRp.iu.
1 VTI.'I UI.'I TUB t'airo anil St. l.oni
UIa.Ur.i.ulliU Kaiimad i the only ALL
HAIL liOl'TE hitwei ii I i.iro and St. I.onU under
.:.! mai.ai-nii'Kl ; thereforr there are no U' Imvi- ut
w.iv itatloti' itstaltliiu' nii.inM-tlona from other 1 1 lie".
; v- I'u..eii," r aoltii North. Norlheu.t mid Wet
.'i.iiild mi! h iy their .1. ket until lliry huve oxuui
i..i il in;r rut am' route.
I,. M. JullNllN. lieui-ml Maui.T.
1'. .t. VINK. (ii'in'nil Asj"iil. uirolll.
ST. L., I. M. ct SOtTIIEKN.
Il:;;i!e-s l. nvi Ciilto dully
K.;'!v nri've lit C lUo 'I tl '
. v : m .in
(jAIKO CITY FIMtltVCO.
t r..r.- i.r.Avpi .r..r.
Voiil Fourth l. M!o:irl l.miil'i:, Keiilneky Lil'tf.
H h. in.
Id n. m.
ii i. in.
1 p. i:i.
K:)u a. in.
1 :; ii. ri.
ii;:)il p. in,
4::M p. in.
!l il. in.
:l p. in.
5 p. lu.
WATCHEH, JKWELKY, ETC.
Edwahd A. Budeij
(ttuxitor to E. & W. liuder),
And Dealer In
Watches, Clocks, Fine Jewelry
i.M ' ...
Cor. Eighth St. and Wasliintou Ave,
Watclimaker & Jeweler
NO. 10 EIGHTH STREET,
Detwopn Commercial ud I i1a!in 111
WuhiUKtoo av., i VnllU, IU.
FIXE WATCIIWORK A SPECIALTY.
f tT'Kn'irttvliij; and all kiuda Of rtpalriug Dtatly
itiT A'l ktoda ofSotld Jewelry mule to ord' r.
WIlOLKSAli: WIXES AND Mtl'OltS.
t SMYTH tt CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Foreign ami Domestic Liquors
Wines of all Kind.,
NO. CO OHIO' LEVEE.
MESSRS. SMYTH A CO. have constantly a lar-e
utiyk of thu be-t 'Kid In the marki t and ie
e-peeial atteBtluB to the whuloale bralieh . the
PAIXTS. OILS. WALL PAPF.K. KT
t V. BLAKE,
Window GInss. Window shades. Etc.
Alwa oti hand the rvlelrated illikinatiso
Irotn' Bullclini:. Cora
' EN Kit AL DKI.IYKKY
"("n 7ri a. m. ; 1 1
V ri:.Mi.m.: Sundav : k to f .
Money ord r Depannn-nt "pen nt fa u. c.ee
a l .' p hi
Tliioiiju Expr'" Mail iu lllmoi t'ei.t'.il and
r.iippi iviitral liuiiroail' , i..-.- M p. in
I alro and Poplar Hlulf Thro'i.-h and Way M-il
co-i- l l.'i.io ji ni
Way Mall via Illinoi V,tral. Cairo aiil 'l:.
ci nii. and Ml.:ppi I'eulral Iktiiroaii eloe ut
'J'4. p in.
Way .Mail for Narrow tia:i.'" liailroad do". lit
I a'.ro and Eviinvl!le Jtlver Iioute ilo- a; ;::
p. in. ii li'.y o ie. pt Friday i.
An ival and l)riurtuiT of Tiaiti
ILLINOIS CENTHAL KAILI10A1)
:'o u til
Kvprc -,:i" p ni
M.u! 4 a id
I !' ' ; in
Fieij!.:' .:! a.m. :ni' a ::i
Freight s::to a. m. t::l'p.ni
i AIIM AND YINCENNKS KAIl.i.'.iAU
Mail 10:('p!r.. IiCjHM
sT. Lol l. I. M. AND hOl'THELN IfAfLKoM)
Ktpre T i" n m. :' . . r i
lAlldi AND ST. I.CHTS l!A I I.UOAH.
Arrive. 1 1 ;:. 1 1
Throii3h Kxpn- . 5:1. p.m. :' .iv
MnrphyrUoro Ac nnitnoilation lJ :4.'i ji.ni. t:i.
Kl'-opl Smid.iv. Kterjj: Slondav
Major -Il' cry Winter.
Treasurer It' F. I'ark' r.
t'l.-rk I. II I'hiili.
Cciiin-elor-Wtn. li. t.'.'.'.ert.
Mar-hul-f. U. Aro-r.
Attorney- W. t. M .-i
I'oliee .M.irfitrate - J. ,t. Rlni.
r.oAiiii or Ai.nrnMrv.
Fir't Wurd- Oeo. Yocuiu. Wm. O'C.l'.hihun.
Sirond War 1-WooU Hitteuboiii-e , N. D. T!iitle-
Third Ward-W. P. Wrl-!.t. .lolm Wood
Fourth Ward-i harle. ti. i'ari.-r. D. '. Foi 'v.
Filth Ward-T. W. Halllday, Chu. I.utieai-t- r.
Clrnilt .I nd jo- P. J. l'..nker.
t in ult I l.-rk . . A. Heeve.
t .ni my .hid.-i-- K. s. Yl uni.
Coiinly t lerk S. J. Ihiiniii.
1 imiity Atl.irney-W . ('. .Mn'il. y.
t ouuiv Trea-nror A. J. Aicl.u.'
Sheriii I'eler Saiip.
i omner - li. r itz.-e-a.i..
County Coinnil!o!.er T. W
rmn, io'o. W. Summon.
l.il!i'l;;y. M. V.
V. II. Folirt-'Mith t r-.-t . letwecll
Walnut and C.'ilur .iri-i-N: .-rv i sil.'r,:iii; !1
. ft), mid T::i p in. : suudiiy School I ::i p. in.
("IMMsTIAN F.l'jlilocnth Mroi-t; tneiSin- s.,!i
Iiiitli lo::o p. in.: iireaidiinj oeenioua;iy.
Mll'ld ll oF Til K li:HKEMEI!-,Epl pah
V Fouitceiuli .treei: Moriiini; priiyrr (Suliimtiii
pi::ui a. in.; .v.-i i i ii pinyer. ' ::Vi p. in.; a!ili;i;li
le liool 11 il. III. llcv. -i. ,. Dl'iloli l.ee. Ileelor.
V"1I(ST MIsMiiN MfV llAI'l iST i IH lU'll. -1
I'rcm'biii-i al I"::' a. ,.i..;:p. in., me' T::i p. in.
Salilmlh ehool nt T:1'' p. in. Hev. T. .1. Shore.
I ITIIEIIAN-Tiilileenlh tr.-.-t; "-vie. s.i'e
Ij Imih 11 a. in. mo! t::'. : p. in.; sm.ih.y iiool n.i.
in.. Itev. liuer-chiier. pi-ior.
METIIolH-T-Cor. F.ijlith ami Wu, nut ir-t. :
Preaelili.-.' Siil.lmtli I0::H a. lil. mill T p m.:
r:ivi r nieeiiiii;. iltnii:iv i : " p. in.: sntiitay
LT. iltisKI'll'S ll(iiiiihi) Ciilhollc) Conor Cm-
i nnd W hIiiiii ircei: eiv
per 3 p. m.
in.; sviinwy seiumi in p.
vice every nny ?n p. m.
T. PATIIH K's- Honiiin Cut lnl ! Corner Ninth
tivel Mild V uhlii'"tori nveiine; i.ev,e Suli-
leilh s unci o a, in.; Voper :1 p. in. ; Siind.iv ehnol
i p. in. ; erviie every d:iy nl s p. in, Ile. F. '..i'. cl,
School. : p, in. Itev. A. P. Mofi-on, pa-tor. j M m v"'
1 )1!KS!YTEH1 AN- r.ichlh -Ite.-t; premhlti'.' o:i i i.ih iiAiS I-"" LOHl I ) A
1 Sahleilh nt IH::Ul a. in. and V:p. W-i or-i -r ; ',i.; 1ft Si
nieetlni.' WcdiM-iinv it ::' p. in: snrilnv Sell. ml ANatof.
nl ; p. in. l!ev. II. V. tieor.-. pn-ior. 5?1'H Lil t5' VSV, . .
, . WIjmi";.1 Th rhn I. in o t
SI-.iw.ii I' ur.r.n ii. o Hi' i i iiu-'-ni" W'2 1 ." i. I .Hlfei-.--- t . .r ...... ... . .1 .!,.....
. l L .i.i ..; o" ... jjr Tl . is'.i. ii'.T-'ilWof li tierlllliie!or i:o-
ini'p r".i 'Miiiii rn j nun I r in. t ' , ii.id ' I m..'!' .
BASKET : jfelC-XIO
St. John's Day-JniiQ 2ki
THK MASONS OFc.MRO AilM'MSTJY WILL
GIVE AX g XCt Mil UN TO
TIIK PAIli GROUNDS
. , At .Jo'nI?l5(ri, .
ON tM ittb Inn ', to. whcl, itiifaMM and tu
pnhlif ieneriillj-are cof'fr.ly Invited.
THE TRAIN ON THE
CAIRO and ST. LOUIS ll; It,
Will Lve the l. tharl" Hotel
AT S (J CLOCK A. MIIAKf.
Fre fur the Konr.d Trip:
A on.Ts 5V .
J?--The Delta City Band will arcmpany the "t
colon and a good tint' may he anclpated..
Ticket can ne ohtaiLed ut the trail
DAY OF SPORT
Jul j 4, 18T L
Uarbeeue and Dance
HA VINO removed nirdandat bl" fron i! f'irrr.-r
'tc. to a -pot more ultaMe. ud bavin j entire
ly remodeled the hail, I will on ll)
Fourth of July,
Obi- an old-time Bariacne aniTJance. to which I
cordially invite all. cuaraut-ir; all who attend a
dav uf ijeiniilie pleasure and nreatloti.
In the aftenitMiu a race bctwn theite' t ra e mare
formerly owned hv Jnme Kvi-tan arel the shuver
nmre for a tke of Jim a Mil.wiil he run.
Kefn .huieui in abundanc will be at the dipo
a! of tho-ewho may wia thJi. attlielnorl rea?uu
B. F. WILI'rtN. Pmpriftor.
jxsui:ancc a:;n y
Koval CiiiiiHliuii: c t!o?d.
Fire ami I-.rii e iMie-ville. N.J.)
New York i Itvi.
(Of Pbiiadi-lpbla. '-:ibI!-:'.d iti 1"4.)
Ae! .. . ' ? HO. 4.!1.
" I lltilll , I5.VTT.:B.
l.iKs WltlTTKN A'. K.IK KATES.
tTi .' in AK'xtmilfr 'nintv Hank.
i T :
IS 3 5"
U r t
r 1 ; z
SAU- AND HKM AI'14N'!.
! Saloon and lvcstaurant
the m:r cr
WINES, LIQUORS AND ( IGAKS
alo h:;cot-tii:t! p;; huid a
.'e app y of
FliriTS. I.KMO.NS. OliAM.Ls, APPLES,.
at w:iot.K.M.i xii itrratL.
At the Old l'eliuop'eo Hotel. P. Ol:lo I.evee.
M PERISH AIU.E FR.UHANCE.
Ml IK AY mid
llMiiii.ilken'liiid lil the
"'i ,"i''1 1,1 ,v"' .,,:i:;''
XtK'T '-' nevhir.il nun ticnimi'ii
vVtii luh" HielM.hna.rolh-v.a
1 cliklie... PiIIl'I.i'. I-I'li-I'lltil'.. Iiervoli"!).'. Iitld
he:nl 1,-he. Look o'lt for ro'ni rf--lt. Alvc:i :ik
lor Florida :;t-r. prepand ' the m!e ';'iip: !i lor',
le,r l.aitntiin & Kiir.i. lew Yi rk.
For .a'e hy ; . :lnf.i r. ui.".'iir "id f.iru'v piml
i ClVr.$?i i i:i.t:uiiATr :
ti r- l ftf?j!:irA7'j
MAliKEIS HY TELEGKAP1I.
LivEitPooi., Juno 11), l'Jio'O p.m. Wheat
3teitilj'; winttT, 10s 10il(3.1Ls; Kjirin,
lld(ts 7d; Calitoruia averiiifp, 10.- 5il10
fid; California club, 10s 8.1(11 3d.
Com new, 2:;i W; old, 37 uM&37a !)d.
.NEW YOUK MlAIN AM) I'llOIM CK.
New York, June Hi. 13:011. iu. Wlu 'it
quk-t; No. 3 Cliirng't $1 10; No. 2 Mi'
aiil;t.c, I10ov,l red 'ucr.
fl l:!l 10; mnkr, il 15l 17. Corn.
jtii t ; Rteutm-r, 43jL'; No. 3, 42c; No.
CIIH AfiO tillA'V AND PKODITE.
CniCM.li, June Vi. 10 a.m. Corn. July,
Z ;; Aiau.t. 87:- 'p ";-'c-iinued
nxt iiiu of ln, 34.51)0.' Pork.
July, 038 07: August, $9 11?'
Wheat. June, 07Je'c: July.OS.c; August,
CmcAfiO. June 13, 11 n. m. Pork.
July, ?S 07; August, $0 10. Corn. July,
:j)i4'c; Autrust.aii,l8':J7c. Wheat. July,
Oii'e; August. 070.
CiiiCAtio, June 13, 13 m. Pork. July,
H f?3ij: August. 0 00. Wheat. July.
93r; August, 070. Corn. July, oc;
Chica'.o, June 13. 2:30 p. m. Pork.
Suly, s tulidZi 70; August, 83; Scj)-tenihi-r,
$'.) I'id. Corn. August, :iflss(&
ijiio. Wheat. June, Oo'a'f, l'id; July,
POTTER' j l'LUM MET.
SOUNDING THE DEPTHS OF THE
Durriil on tho J-Umiil.
Washington, June 12. The Putter
vestio-ttiuu fuinnuttee n-stintiMl its i
to-dny, Mr. MnrriMin ''residing.
Darra', of Louisiana, was txani'nd hy
Mr. Cox. He stated that he first saw An
derson in the spr" g of 1877, when he slid
the protest he had made was correct as re
gards rntiinidation. Shortly after my cou
versaiinn with Potter, A ulerson told ms
that he had seen Matthews and threatened
hiinw'th jmblic documents und tiiemred
to Matthews the scandal it would raise, and
in reply Mat'hcws tola him if he was in
clined "to pi sue that course he might
irrt nnvtltinir ho tlcriii. Sul'so((Ui-ntly
Mattlii-ws said to witness he would liave
nothing futthor to do v 'th Anderson ' he
intended t ' puMisli the iloeti.nents. The
witness said he hud S'-en the ori.o'- al Nash
agreement, aipl relati ! the eircumstances.
Anderson was in Washington nhout the 4th
of March looking for an appointment, and
called on me at various times. Shortly af
ter Mareh 4. 1 called on the president and
stated t';i;.t the reasons why derson
shotil'l he appointed were hceaiise of the
active part taken !y him ! the Louisiana
election, iuk! that he was a very ' tulligeut
Almut a iveek after our visit to the Pres
ident. And rson called on the witness and
said lie ami Nash had quarreled, and that
he was g'ing to expose Nash: ' other
words, he vas going for him. He stated
that he h.'ol papers that wotihl ruin Nash.
Therciipn he produced the Nash agree
ment. Nisli, later, explained to the v't
iii ss that V' had signed it 'u a tWh
moment. d ouht not to have done so,
hut cared t'lOthiiii: ithotit it; vtness never
had a conversation with Sherman til Mint the
so-called Sherman letter, and helieves there
is no sich document in existence. IPs
knowledge is oniy what he had heard from
Mrs. Jeiks and Anderson, whose stories
The wi.noss said A iderson had stat d to
him that the document was signed hy Sher
mau sun. SroUL'Uton, hut thecojiy the witness
saw wa-iiiMrdji'V Sherman'only, aiid entirely
different from w hat Anderson reTesentetl.
Andersoi had stated to the witness that It's
puri.-h vas terril'le; and no Hepitli'lean
was safe titer", and mentioned the names of
pr.niiiiii ht R'pul'licans who were intim
idated ai.d imahle to vote. Th v 't less
said Anderson, when at homo, was much
dissipated iiithomrh his reputation might
he considered had in the Norh, it w as con
sidered u'end to lair in New Orleans.
MeMalion i after' reading the Nash agree
ment i Did you revok" your application
for the appointment of Anderson? A.
No. sir; I never wrote to the President re
voking the recommendation I had made;
in fact. I wa quite sure there was no
chance for h's appointment.
Q. Why was Anderson regarded ly you
s ) important a poison to have ' your deal
ii)o with the Administrailon. and why
your correspondence with him to hr'Mg
him over lo re to aid in receiving the sup
port of Matthews? A. Anderson repre
sented that lie had chiinit on Matthews
which he was sure would gain hi support,
nnd he lAlniersolll decided to a.s;t I 's
Vieiids. Icivng a good position himself.
I. How came you to writ to Atnierson,
urging him to write (' Matthews in your
hi'lialf reoariiing the New Orleans Collee
lei'ship, even eficr the ijiianel hetwven An
derson ale I Matthews had occurred? A.
Well, I knew that Matthews was well d;s.
poseil towards Anderson, evn after the
conversation hetweeii them, in w!" h An
dersoji threatened the piiMieaiioii of the
documents, nnd that he hud received l"?ters
from Anderson after that tiin1.
Ilutier- What did you advise Anderson
to do in regard to the.'? papers? A. Short
ly after tii- committee was appoint 'd. I re
civ.'d a letter iV' in A:)'le"s i:i s iving that lie
ir.tetide.i teiit:,V:'ttr mv?thhi"r on tliat r.c-
count, nnd I wrote tell' tg him to do so,
that he had not been treated right.
Q You advised him to pitch in? A.
U,. Didn't you expresa gome ojiir'on as
to these paper in his possession ? A. Per
haps I did; I have no distinct recollection.
(. Don't you reincinhcr saying some
thing to him 'in that, something like this,
'to go ahead nnd pitch in to expose the
psalm-sintring hypocrite, and that his papcis
would doit?'1 A. I am ' .-clined to th'k
that I did say something of that kind. I
know I spoke quite warmly in regard to it.
(J. That was after you had gone to New
Orleans? A. Yes, sir, not long after; there
was not a very warm feeling t wards the
Republicun adm'nistration in our State.
Uy Mr. Hlackliiirn: Q. Huve you, in the
course of your testimony he fore the com
mittee, told of all thu ctl'orts you made to
secure an nppo' tmcnt lor Anderson? A.
I im iuipe so.
(J. Didn't you ever have any ' 'terviews
with the secreta. of state '' his helm'"?
A. I certainly did go v 'th him to the sec
retnn,' of state.
(.' Oftener than once! A. I remem
ber once very c"ttinct!v. for the weretary of
m.io .."liii i nhether we could
get reeonKrienilii.iotisj of Democratic mem
bers from that state, and possibly I went ft
Q. How late was that interview you
had with the secretary of state in the inter
est nt Anderson? A. That I could not
say. I have no way of ti..' ig it that it was
in 1 SJ77. I don't think wecaMed on the
secretary of state more than once.
The letter of April 5th was here called
to witness' attention simply for the pu
pose of refreshing his recollection.
(J. Didn't you learn fmm Matthews that
Anderson was the first man that had sug
gested your name to him as a candidate for
the coliectorship? A. I have stat" I that
Q. Had you prior to that time had any
eonversatio i with Anderson aliout advocat
iiv.' your claims to the Coliectorship? A.
Q. When did you first huve a conversa
tion with Anderson on that subject? A.
That would be one or two days previous to
the interview with Matthews.
Q. Did you call upon Matthews hy his
sending for" you: A. Hy his sending for
me through Anderson.
Q. Didn't you write to Anderson to come
and sec you about your candidacy? A. I
wrote him a number of letters; I have not
an exact recollection whether I wiote
tirst or he; our correspondence was some
liutler i interrupting) Pardon me. You
were ulwitit to become a candidate for a high
oltiee under the government. Here was a
drunken, miserable fellow down in Louisi
ana, or had been in Louisiana, a man whom
you had learned had got a corrupt agree
ment to have the naval ofticcrship, you a
member of congress who had not yet been
installed. You were atotit to make appli
cation; don't you know whether that ras
cal cume and made an offer of his services
to you or you went to him? A. Well, sir,
Anderson and myself had had a conversa
tion in regard to the coliectorship before I
became a candidate.. In regard to Pack
Q. Leave hint out. A. About myself,
I cim't swear whether the suggestion came
from ) or "-oin me or from a friend of
IJ. I mean the suggestion that "te loafer
should take pa. . in it; that's what I want.
A. I remember writing to Anderson about
Q. Didn't you write to him to come over
and help you? A.- I wrote him a number
Q. (sharply) Did you write to l!m W
fore he said anything to you to come and
help him! A. I think I did.
(. Don't you believe yoti i''d! A.
'i.iat's my best recollec,:ou ; ? 'less I saw
the hitter' I could not tell.
Q. What induced you to go to ri''lndel
pi 'a fort) 's ic'serabio man to aid you in
that candidature? A. I stated that An
derson had suggested to mo a number of
.'me, and it was so understood, that he
had papers or documents that the powers
that were would Ix- willing and glad to
Q. When did he make that statement
to you first, h aving out the Weber and the
Nash agreements; A. Some lime prc
'oiis to this date, probably a month.
Q. Did Anderson say anything or write
'N; hing to you about any documents
lc' ig out the Weber and Nash docu
ments, until you wrote him about or asked
him uli'iit such documents? A. Yes.
Q. Where? A. To the best of my rec
ollection. my tirst letter to him to come here,
must have been dated in Philadelphia.
Anderson was here immediately previous to
the recess, or immediate!)' after, or some
time, and 1 have heard him state that he
had letters from Matthews, mid oilier pa
pers, besides the. Webber and Nash docu
ments. I could not tlx the date.
Q. Without fixing the exact date, n '11
you now swear that that was before the holi
day recess? A. 1 could not.
(J. What is the earliest day-you recol
lect that you knew anything from him that
he had them, or claimed to have them? A.
It is very dittieult for me to answer that.
During the time that the commission was
there. I knew that he had letters Iroin sen
ator Matthews at that time, because he so
(J. Now we have it" t lint when the 'sit
ing statesmen were there in April, A''der
son bifoiined you that he had h'aers from
Matthews? A. He certainly ''brined me,
and I think he showed me 'a letter from
Matthews of introduction to Judge Harlan,
or something of that kind. My recollec
tion is 'hat h" said win "lliiiet about h,.-' 'g
such it h'tter, and showed it to inc.
IJ. Did he tell you what he was going
to do in consequence of that introihic 'on?
A. - lie told me that lie had called, or
lie would call on Harlan mere than once,
present -d a letter of inli'iiliieti.. n and co:t
veisi'd with Harlan. I don't recollect what
he said, but he said h" had a number of ''i
terviews, and he told him at that time, as I
recollect, that he gave that Weber agree
nn nt to Harlan. That is the time he found
the agreein -nt and he sent it hi Matthews.
My reeoHcciion is that he saw Harlan, was
promised some position, and delivered to
him the document. He says he sent it to
Matthews, but my recollection is that ho
gave it to Harlan.
Q. Then you !' 'ow he was sent with a
confidential letter of introduction from
Senator Matthews to Harlan, and that ho
was visiting Harlan back and forth, and
that lie had given him a copy of the Weber
atlidavit? A. Yes; my recollection is that
I never knew what was in the agreeineut
until I saw it printed.
Q. Didn't you ask him whnt the Weber
imda"t was if you did dot know about it?
A. Certainly; my recollection is that hij.
stated to me that it was an um'davit to the
effect that their protest was not legal.
(J. Which document did he tell you lie
gave Harlan, on your recollection the or
iginal or the copy? A. The original.
Q Didn't you say to him "What on
earth did Harlan want of that?'' A.
I don't recollect our conversation; I cannot
give the words I used but I expressed ntfcli
surprise that Harlan wanted that document.
(j. In answer to that surprise, what did
Anderson say? Let me help vou; didn't
lie say, "Why, Harlau promised if I would
give it to him he would help me get au of
fice," or words to that effect? Ai The ef
fect was that, of course; Harlan and Mat
thews wntua secure mm an omce.
Q. Did vou express any surprise to An
derson that after Matthews and Harlan had
been informed that ho had made a fraudu
lent agreement with Nash and a false pro
test, they should promiso to givo him an
tliee? A. I have no doubt I did.
Q. Did you remember so? A. Cer
(. How did Anderson meet that sur
prise of yours? A. You will have to help
Q. I guess I can. Did he not say he
was employed by Matthews to watch tho
Packard eople for him? A. No, I didn't
hear of it.
Q. And to report to Harlan almut it?
A. I never heard anything alwut the
(J. It didn't surprise you that Harlan
didn't want to consult this man? A. My
recollection is that I supposed he wanted
him for the purpose of consulting in regard
to the office.
Q. You were surprised that he wanted
to give him an office, but not surprised that
he wanted to consult alout the office?
A. That is almut the idea.
Q. When did you first learn from any
living iH'ing that the Sherman letter was in
existence ? A. I cannot give tho date that
I learned of the existence of such a letter.
I am satisfied I learned it from Anderson
0,. When you first heard of it, what
did you hear it was? A. Tho recollec
tion I have of the letter is that it was a
letter given hy Sherman and Mr.Stoughton
to Mr. Anderson iuid Mr. Weber iu reply
to a letter sent to them by Anderson and
Weber, stating that they had made returns
from their parishes.
Q. No; you are now telling me what is
in the Weber letter. I want simply to learn
what you learned the contents of the Sher
man letter was about. A. That it was
aliout the fact that if those gents would
stand firm by the Republican party and
make their returns and do their duty they
would If rewarded and their acrvieca would ,
be remembered hy the Administration com
ing in power.
Q. Did you tl,!nk that at all importaut.
as a letter? A. I can't remember my
thoughts back six months or a yea".
Q. Can't you tellmewhetheryou thought
it was important or not? A. I didnotthiuk
so; yes, sir.
Q. Now it being an important letter
written by the secretary of the treasury to
a perjurer and a loafer, did it not strike you
sis a strange circumstance that you would
forget! A. I have never forgotten it.
Q. Then cannot you tell "us what you
thought whcit you learned that importaut
' 'ng? A. I have fixed it as near as I can.
tj. Some time prior to the meeting of
congress in October you learned of this
Sherman letter? A. I do not say that posi
tively. I have one way that can fix it lie
yond any question; that was the day when
Mrs. Ji nks called on nie in January and
stated that she had such a letter, but'l am
sat'stied I learned it from Anderson previous
to that or previous to January.
(J. Now then you had learned from An
derson that he had made a false affidavit,
that there was a fair election when you W
lieved that there was an uufair one; you hud
learned of a corrupt agreement with Nash,
you had learned that he had got a letter
that you thought a very strange one, and
you had learned from Mrs, Jenks that she
had soniclI'Mig to do w ith that letter, you
were about being a candidate for collector
and that being the condition of things you
wrote to Anderson to help you) A. Yes,
(J. Now then you expected help from
him on account of having these document;?
tjl Had you expected to get into office
upon fears of the administration, through
some of its principals or attaches, of tint
publication of these documents? A. That
was one of the means.
Ij. That was one of the crutches you
were to walk on ? A. Yes; certainly.
(J. Whether the right laiwer or left wo
won't say now. for the records show you
winked tip to the best of your ability that
right Ixiwer? A. Certa' dy.
IJ. And now, sir, do not you believe
you tailed because copies of th's matter
had got out on your conscience; was
that not it? A. In my opinion, either my
se'f or some other pur.., suggested by An
derson would have been a, .oi'tted but for
the fai t that it was know a that copies of
these documents were iu possession of
o'her parties, and that they were public
(j. lf these iliictnnents had not been
published you would have been willing to
have owed your election to the efforts of a
perjurer and a blackmailer with false doc
ument, as collector ut one of the pr'Mcipal
otiii i s? A. You have stated him to lie
O, You yourself stated it now. A.
Not of my own personal knowledge.
J You know the man to U- corrupt,
you believed his ntlldavit to be false, you x
knew his acquaintances would say he was
u drunkard, and you knew that using these
documents for this purpose was simply
blael'mail? A. Certainly.
CONTINVKDOS SECOND PAOE.)