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THE GREAT PENSION FRAUDS.
Determinatio n of the Government to
Bring the Rascally Agents to Jus
WASHINGTON, November 8.-T'he
following letter from the Attorney
General explains itself. Under previ
ous instructions from him, Col. Cork
hill, United States District Attorney at
this point, has uearly Completed a num
ber of cases of frauds upon pension
elaimnts for the action of the grand
jiry. le has received a large num
her of fraudulent circtlais and letters
explsaining the use made of thein. Ife
is desirous that soldiers or that their
friends having copies of such cireulars
or knowledge of such attempted frauds
wvillat once send him full information,
and be particular to send the number
by Which the ciailm in each case is
known at the pension office: -
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WASH
INGTON, November 7, 1883.-T-'I'o the
Secretary of the Interior :"Referring
to your letter of the 2nd inst. respect
ing the appointment by the Commis
sioner of pensions of a person to aid the
Ujnited States district aIttorrev for this
district in the investigation of all claims
for pensions and bomties, in coint'e
I ion with which charges are Imule
against the attorney, and to examilne
Such cases as said district attornev shall
desire to represent to the grati jury.
I agree with you that, such *iln app(int
ient cannot be made to examine cases
where the ol'enes clarged are, not of
fences against the United States ; but
the district attorney inl his letter to you
of the 23d tilt. ichicdes cases where
these pension agents make formal ap
plientions to the pension ohflee well
knowing that t lie clahims they represent
are fralidulent. This is an oil'ence
agaiinst the Ui ted States. So farl as
I lie listait. attorley makes charges of
erimes against the United States he
Should be aided inl time examin Iationl of
such Cases by ail officer of pension bui
realu specially detailed for that purpose
by the co)Imissioier. The evil set
forth by the diktrict at tonlev is a gTow
ing one, on1 all meinas that caI legally
he employed to suippress it ought inl imy
opinion., to-be put in motioni for that
411d. Pervilit Ine with this to s(enld volu
-Udvance proof sheets of the auiditor's
report which diseloses a fright ful coni
lition of organization fraud against the
poor' ando helpless who have either
servedl their cout ty1 t hemiselvyes andh
live mimedih~ id brokeni do0wn ini health
or who have left destit ute widmv~s andut
chiifreni, all f whomu are now v'i'tiims
of t hese designing, had menci, who rob
ihem of their little savings andt e'arn
ingsY unlder the color of gains they are
niever to haave, and overload a public
departmnent withI work that hindl~ers thle
niecessary progress of their propeir bus
iness. If this can be putt ani (emi to by
iterveintioni of otileers of thet Uni ite(d
'tates, if this cann be lpunishied. it ought
to be. VerIy respctfuilly,
I>ENJ. II. 131EWSTER.
The Audlito:-'s lanmguiage is as follows:
"T'he great increase ini the nmbner of
aJpplicationls for arrea'~rs of penisions
andl bountty is .'omiethuing anlom alous,
aii when it is stated~( thamt not one in
ten of the applications now being filed
possesses any m erit., the i nquiiry is nt
mlrally sulggested1, why at this late pe(
riodi, nearly twenty years afie r t hie wari,
so niany clJaimis are iled andh the muut
ber inceasng? A~s anx answer to the
suggested iniquiry thet Aud1(itor states$
t hat not onie ini t wenty o.f 1(,578 chaims
rece(ived ini hits oflice duintg then last tis
ca) year was tiled upon suggestion or'
by thIe voluntary act of the el timnant,
ihe great mnajority of cases having been
dro'nmedl by Claim Agents, whlo col
Jectedl fees ini adlvanice, lihed claimus and
abandoned thlemt to oilleial r'outinie,
well knowing their Jack of merit and
hopelessness. Although kniown to be
worthless they' served to swell statis
tics in the official reports.
Tfo BE~ certain of getting a bite when
you go fiabing, take it alng with yoan
TIE I)ETECTIV'EI "R r---An
exciting scete took place tho *A(>her
day at lenry Jackson's shoe store, on
Columbia avenue, which nearly i-esul
ted ill tile arrest of an innocent mAin.
'The cause of the tronble was this :
Jackson has anl educated parrot wi iclI
lie loves dearly. Hentiry is generally
coblinig in the back room, and the par
rot has been taught to scream when
cistomers enter. Mrs. Jackson had laid
her pocketbook on the couiter and
runl upstairs to hush the crying. of her
bouncing boy.. Remembering where
her pocketbook was she returnlued and
grot it. Just theni a cuistomler caine inl.
lie knocked and rapped fir somi time,
bit no onie comhIlilg inl he turned to
leave. when the parrot shricked
gnery - eustomier - pocketbook
Jacksn~he rin t hIlealy% broke Ik
'neck in hurri 3 ' linto the store. drop
ping his l. aptine oI his foot. I Iv
shol t ed ill tihit il st violellt ml:ntiier.
"W hat do yolu 4ieat, aVIihiow. by
try to ro ofl with im%- pocket,'
boo k 1" The (list oller, t Iiek (11um11b
with nlr' reinark, immnediately
whiled ar'oind and asked what. he
"I an j.Iust what. I sa. You took
Iii pOcket-book, aid if yo n don't give
it to ile I'll call , i oilher."
"I haven't s'een a pocketbook for a
mlonith,'' saidl the stagranld I
won't staild aly suich1 instult." W he cre
upon the parrot spoke lip : "Iad
Bsoth Inenl had wor-ked t heir nlerveS
up to a high state of exeteini, an. I
it looked very muittch a, th iougl there
woul be a set-to. "Pauline. the
parrot, wa-A o)verjo)yed, and shouted:
"l'olice ! Police !"
"Oh. blaln' you, -shu1t up !" cried ( Ie
thoroughly11 infuriated enlstomeltr. D.ot h
ilell st ood aud stared at each heiri' for
a ionent, then blist (ou iIIt.to a heiarty
laugh and shook hani Is. The (ist Oiner
then purchased a pair o)f "ealf Eng..
lish lBals,'' onnber. tenl.-Philadelphia
P1' WAS ALL RI(Ir.-A mani who
was looking tilroulih a secotid hand
sto're in 11rBooklyi, with a view Of tim1.
ingi a-eIta to ,11it hin1, finially ex
atilltied oie atnd asked;
reAV () y1u siii't there at'e nio bluis it)
'i;.gs ! XlVy,1dot l)(dsteadI was ont
of my own fatnnily I We got it theni
he. o" hagonie awayi3 I s('ll it fuho if-.
"'Say, I belie've it luts had1( bu:gsin it."
vhsso tteat (dot if shie ktnew ofe such'
"Aui(I I'll be hiang!,E'l if hier,' isnt
prioof !"' exchiimied1 the culstotiier, as hie
hiearitbirokeni look oin is face, wh~eni t lhe
oIther'! dttainied himi :niul said:
do, Iest ead. yu ik now you have bug'
froin a respect ible f'atiily ! Moses vh os
head clerk itn Roheb"eter, und1( you
know I 'tan hiere twen'ty-- 3S(even yeatrs
la j)C.iesess."'--- Wall St reet News.
I-A i I rish law~'yer having adhIressed
the Court as1 "'gent lemie't," itnstead~ of
"'yetr htoors," a'~fter t he had concluded
a brFotheir of thle bari reindeditil(( him of
apologized ih us: "May it please the
Court, in the hate of debate I cal led
yetr honiors 'entlemnen. I unulde a mis-.
ta ke, yer' hionors."' Thie speaiker' thent
WV'HEN Seinator VeCst was solicited1 by3
the siTeiage-begginig women~t to help
their ca use, says a WVashiingtoni letter',
lie l istenied patiently while they non
tendedct, in usual style, t hat the woman
was tihe equal of thec man and ought to)
hold oflice--any ofiee, Seniator', Gov
erntor', P~ostmiaster, Justice of the peace
r Cionsta ble-a-;ny'thinag, inideed. "Great
hieavetis,"' saLid Vest, ''do you meanth
that ? Now, just think of it. Tutoik
of a ltlU goinflionie and kis.%ing a
justice of thepeach, or tellin a friend
that lie was inl love with a Constable
It is dreadfl !''
-In the town of Cameron, Stenben
County, there residIe tei f riers
Whose farmns joinl each other. They
have tenl babies ald there is only three
weeks' ditfer'ence inl their ages.
lleadquIarters for Dress C)oods, Black
and C'olored Silks, Ilack CaslTeres,
ltien rietta Cloths, Albat ross Cloths,
Bergalin e Cloths, and in fact every
BL ACK rYRESS GOOOS.
An exIisite line of WNalking Jack
ets,, Cloaks, D~olnumsll,, Paletots amid
(III LDRE N'S CLOAKS.
The only% place you wNill 1ind Evitt &
Bros'. Fiie Sho.s for Iadies, Misses
an(1d Childrell. Thev have nume1lt'rols
frHi mI. It t akesz but one t rial to Iiake
for theim a ustoer. For
Slyle, Fit alnd Contfort
Table Lainen1:, Towels, Mllnets,
Napkins and Doyles in abundance.
a m e (:mile l see uwh. 11s. Prices anl
induleenict. lagains to he hial at.
0J. H. MOH)RGAN & BRO.,
WhIoilesal and Uoail Merhants,
G FJNVILLI, S. (C
One and All,
RO 1I"NSON & WYAT rrri
"E ASiLEY, S. C.
Hfas just. rcccived their Fall
and Winter stock of goods,
and Gr iocers Driugs.
Gay- is a (all :mid we will be sure
to sell to von if low prices are de~sired(.
THE COTTO.N rPL A.NT
An\ 8-page 41Ocol i umn Agrietuhuri mal
Journal, ithe 01113y papeIr in SoulthI Car
olina pl)i41hed exrclusirely in lle initer
est of thle F'artmr and Maniufactur'er.
Thle best mal( cheapest Agricultural
paper1 ini t.hie South.
ONE Y 60 OCEN'i'S A YEGAR.
'The otlicialI organi of I hie State Gr'ange.
EndI(orsed by th le&adIing citt'ies ol
the State, and by the b~est farmters in
thie State anid thme South. Sem1i postal
forP speimen copies for yourself and
your neiglhors. Ad(dress,
W.TJ. cK EnAL, Maion, S. C.
NOW IS YOUR TIME
CLASS, CROCKERY AND TIN
WARE at FIRST COST, as I havf
deeided to go ouit of that part of my
Business, and hereafter engage only
ini CON FECT10ONE RIES, TO BACCO
and CI&GARS of various brands, &c.
Parties wishing Bargains had bet
ter call early to secure them.
WV. H. SMIT H,
Main St., Next Door to Dr. Quillian,
EASLEY, S. C.
C. P. RUNION,
Easley, S. C.,
To-day I'ie '"Leader of Low Prices.
We are uakinga ina1igniiticIt (lis)hl3
of elegant. new
3Pall anad. "W~inter
When yon are out mishoppinug, (10 not
fail to call :uil inspect. 01 r nilielse line
We have lie tost coiplete asortinent
of Worsteds fron 10c,. per yaIrd u) to
the filnest fniportetd fabrics.
A Large Stock ol Boots and Shoes.
Our variety is iltiexcelled for beauty
a nd "lura bilit y. L cisM isses, a n'<l
childlren'~s Shoes, aI ll natie inl thle latest
St yles. We have a Iargne lot of the
gelile "Sittiino Bull" Boot, unsuir
passel for beauty, atil the Ilost <luria
bl Boot. ever sold in our iown. Price
1HOCERIES A SPECIALTY.
Cotton Buyer for Exports to New
Euglad Si at.s.
''o see the Ci rets vill not cre.lt' t he
excitement that ouir Bargains ill Beds,
Hureats. (hairs, Tables, and every
t hing pertaining
eletgraIit anl tasteful fuirnisliiig of your
house with Bedirooin and Parlor Suits
of all grales. (.'orne one, coine all aild
and be coviieed tihat you (atllot, get
fire (o( for less inoney th'al we
A geneural line of l Inlertaker's Sulp
plies :lwavs ol liaid.
C(ollins trinllued t all hours, andl inl
sty!e to suit pilrchlasers.
EASLEY, S. C.
A. M. RUNIN,
Proprietor Furniture Iouse.
J UST ItECEVE
Anew lot of Ladies Ins
.Rilbbons and1 Lace's.
Just receCived, a new lot of
1 Sp)ecial b)argains in B~oots
Just received, a Cheap lot
(Give mec a call, and I
gua ran tee satisfaction.
Lime.!Lime ! Lime !
CAN BE BOUGHT'I OF
I-I.. J. GIGNTALLI.AT,
Easley, S. C.,
EFither' in Car' Load Lots or
by1) the single barrell at very
CII ~AP RATES.
Job work of all kinds (lone at