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MEMPHIS. TETSTN.. &UNTj&SSr9 30, 1878.
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ftUr ! ty of cotton and gold: Liverpool cot
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Ihwa crop eport are encouraging.
The supreme couit of Arkansas yesterday
deciJeJ tbat levi'e LodJi issued" in 1SG9 and
170 are unconstitutional aud iaTalid. About
three- niiilion do!Ur to b;nd are affected by
thi decision. The court declares them
The order formerly issued authorizing a,
military pjrsuit int- Mexico of the cattle-
thiev- itill be more ngoroudy enforced, irre
spective of the Mexican protests, on the
ground Lliat Mexico by herself preventing in
cursion, ran cl;iite an invasion ct her soil
by our troop.
iIenf.ral Sir Uaisskt Wolslry has
written hi BrticTe on the subject of the army
of India and it present and future orgaoiza
tion. IIo discasn the tffect of Lord Bea-
ConnS-id's movem -nt of the Indian troops to
the Melitirr.ineic, and declares that pos
terity will at knowledge th1; benefit conferred
on Kokand "uy Lord Deaconsfield's masterly
policy in thus utilizing thin military strength.
India, he fays, is recruiting all around faster
than ail K'jroe put to; ther.
Yesterday's New Yotk papers contained
Hen. Henry M. V.'atUr&on'a "farewell" to
MV. Abraia S. Hewitt, in which he afErmed
all that he had previously charged against
that gentl-inan, and citing Mr. Hewitt him
self in proof of the chartres. Speaking of the
ek-ctoral bill, Mr. Watterson says: "The
Dom'Kratic party ia congress swallowed the
bill with infinite reluc'nee, but they swal
lowed it, and comiderd themselves loyal to
their leader in so doing. Thay were not
aware that their It aJer's voice was counter-'
feited and disgait-ed by an impudent upstart
and cirarl.itiin."
The L't glith press dilfer trreatly in opin
ion as to the result o f;r reached by the
congress. As the '1 ir.rs may be token for a
fair representative of th:' tencial public senti
ment, w.Mojiy wha it cay, m follows: "The
conifrea", i.k" u.ost ra cn;ible asKeiubliis,
ha diap;x"nieJ bj'h ixtreuie viaws which
had be"u kiown of its prospects. It bas
been sitting f ir no more than a fortnight, but
the qu-siiocs whic'i tlmatened niot diree'ly
tho p-uce ot E iiouf , hav b-vn, in ui8tance,
solved. Kulan 1 having secured the barrier of
tho li dkans to Tuikey, no compromise on
minor points destroy s'the value of such a con
Joux Sherman wan to prove intimida
tion iu E isf and West Feliciana. Well, sup
pose he can do so. What then ? Where in
the constitution of the United .States can hd
find warrant fcr disfranchising whole comr
munilies beca'i ov.e va;'.bond 6hoots at nn
other at iv:tni'iJi or voting time in a
State? And wui n i.3 otF-rs to prove this in
timidation, do m he not confess his readiness
to perpetrate the crime wherewith he stands
charged ? Is he not by this very offer to prove
intimidation of votes, and the adniisfcico
which we inter fon it of the juntiBcation of
the theft, a confed defrauder of the citi
zens of Louisiana, i cd therefore a telf-con-fesed
We ccpy from t'.ie Chicago Tribune Cap
tain John C. Draine's account of the capture
of the i-teimer CLcapeake in 13G3. Captain
ilraine, who is wo;t lavorab'y known to the
people of MtmuLis as a gallant gentleman
who AfjoMroed here fur some months in 1876,
tells th:a story in the free and eay style of
the sailor, tLe tceasion cf hia makiog it be
ing the arrest in Btoi laat wct-k, cf Lieu
tenant Prr. whowa next in command under
him when the perilous feat was accomplished.
Lieutenant Parr is charged with piracy and
murder, growing out of his part cipation ia
t he capture of th.s Che-apeake, but Captain
Uraine makos it c!ur in the course of bis
story that h i canno ho j unUhed under such
a ciiare, ai ths cap'.urt? wa blade pursuant
to ordeis from the Confederate secretary of
the navy, ihe officers ar,l men appearing in
uniform w':v the Chesapeake was seized. It
is a thrilling narrative of dare-devil ex
ploit that will vividly recall to the readers of
the Atpeai, the ilays we don't celebrate.
iovKiisoi: Fohtlr ive-i the public his
views on the financial condition of the State
in a Iftter which we publish on the fourth pae
of this i!-u'. Hi epeak at length, exhaust
ing the ul j ct l.istar ca'ly as well as present
ly. II.? g-.v-i tii-; dat'-a of issuance of the
bond, what they weie issued for and under
what governor; U-getber with citations of
law that satisfy him of the power of the leg
islature to pas tho law of 1":70 and liw fund
ing act of 173. also reviews tha
conduct of the legislature in the mat
ter of X'a-i bondholders' prajwsed settle
vneat, taking aU the tesponsibiliiy for
calling th extra session, rlooing with figures
to show that tvith h thirty cent additional
taa, rnakin;.' a totd lax of forty cents.the Stata
can make a eU.!ere:il "easily and acceptably
to all concernetJ." It i pn instructive and
useful letter that will se'tve to gyide the peo
ple in thecinvass of the question of State
debt tlejtr.t upon which the approaching
gubernatorial contest will mainly turn. We
command it lo the earnest attention cf our
real-r iu a valuable contribuiion to U
stfx.k f Sutt-d-V hteraturo whieh is just
now b'tomn; fa-!i:onab'.
The Fitz John Purtet vindicatioe now ua
progress at Wrt Point, bas not developed
anything jet byond the speeches of Mr.
Maiti-y and Mr. Choate, counsel for Porter,
and a peecli by that gentleman himself, in
the cour$ of which he reviewed bis life from
hi ttrance to the military academy in lit-";
his career in tue Meuan war, enumerating
the battles in which he parUo:pated; bis sub
sequent five years pen ice in the command of
West Pc:nt; during the Kansa troubles and
chief of staft to General Albert Sidney John
itoo in Utah; bis first duties in the civil war
in the in-pee tion of the defenies of Charles
ton; to h suspension from command, court
mart'al and dismissal from the service. He
then spoke of Lisl'rtquent appeals for justice,
which were never refused but never granted,
and continued as follows:
A third of a century bas rolled over my
head since, a, a hoy. I quitted these balU,
hdving demonstrated my fitness to serve my
country. Now, a man etruck down by an
undeserved sentence in the hiht of my mili
tary Cirter, while jears of honorable service
lay before ine. I return to this spot, and shall
demonstrate before you that I am not unwor
thy the name I was born to.
The only witness who has yet appeared it
General MorwlL, who comnvvsvded one of the
throe divisions of .General Torter corps.
tJeacral Schofleld, president of tho board, ,
stated that the board would first receive ail
past records bearing upon the case which
counsel would submit, and read the special
features on Thursday and Friday, adjourn
ing then till the following Tuesday, when it
is probable the first witnesses will becalie I
Mr. Bullitt invoked the aid of the board
inducing the aid of the war department to
grant leave of absence to officers who may
be needed as witnesses, and to invite Genera
Longstreet, one of General Po.ter's mwt im
portant witnesses, to appear, that gentleman
having just written that prent private busi
nees would detain bim at home.
John Sherman hat sent, to be published
in the newspapers cf the country, a letter,
which will be found in another column of
this Appeal. It is, like all that emanates
from the present secretary of the treasury, a
piece of impudence that even his paid friends,
who are pensioners on the bounty of the gov
ernment, cannot fail to admit is such, lie
proposes to prove acts of intimidation in East
and West Feliciana preceding the election
and about the time of registration. That
done, he says, the inquiry of the Potter com
mittee must come to an end. But Mr. Sher
man is mistaken. TL-j investigation will not
end until be has been proved to be beyond
dispute the author of the letter which Mrs
Jenks has sworn she dictated in parlor P. In
that letter he promised to pay Anderson and
Weber for robbing the citizens of the Felice
anas of their voted, and, for so promising, he
is to be impeached and disgraced, driven iito
obscurity, branded for all that he is aa the
chief of the band of criminals who hesitated
at nothing to accomplish their purpose of
perpetuating Radical rub at the south. This
letter of John's will not do. He can neither
coax, cajole nor bully the Potter committee
away from the line of their duty. It is writ
ten in the book of fate that he must take bij
place in history with Babcock, M 'Donald an
the rest of that ilk.
American Railroad Statistics for 1878.
From advance sheets of Poor's Railroad
Manual tot 1878 we glean the following, de
rived from returns of American railroad
companies the last year: "Tbe depression of
the three previous years still continues, not
only has there been a considerable decline in
tbe construction ot railroads, but the earn
ings also show a larger relative decrease
than at any period since the first publication
ot the Manual. Tne number of miles of
railroad opened during the year 1877 was
2177, against 2657 for 187G. 1758 miles tor
1875, and SiOo miles for 14. The largest
number of miles built bas been in New York
and Pennsylvania, and in the narrow-gauge
bnes in Ohio, Iowa and Texas. No new linos
of any considerable magnitude have been
undertaken. The gross earnings of all the
roads whose operations have been reported,
have equalled 472,909,272, acainst 497.-
257.959 for 1876, and $ :03,065,505 for 1875.
The gross earnings have fallen off $24,343,
687, and the net earnings 15,476,055, as
compared with 1876. The ratio of gross to
net earnings was 36.16 per centum, as against
37.5 per centum for 1876, equal to an in
crease of 1.36 per centum in the opera
ting expenses compared with the pre
ceding year. The decrease in earnings from
freight has amounted to f 18,278,154; and in
passe .lger traffic, 6,070,533; the percentages
Of decrease being respectively 9.5 and 9.7
percertum. The dividends have fallen off
f9,45...i )b, and vre less than lor any year
since 1871. The total amount of capital stock
on which dividends w-?re actually paid was
$835,038,896, giving an average rate of 7 per
centum. No dividends were paid on any of
the railroads in the States of Arkansas, Colo
rado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, Nebraska, Oregou, Texas, and Ver
mont nor, excepting on teased lines, in I wa
a id Minnesota. In the New Eugland States
t le net earnings were $13,735,746, against
$15,379,072 for 1876, $15,324,654 for 1875.
aid $16,113,183 for 1874. The dividends
pud amounted to $6,977,726, against $7.-
607,973 for 1876. $8,788,040 for 1875. and
98,ill,H7l for 1874. la the Middle States
the net earnings were $61,038,089, against
$69,382,517 for 1876, $65,609,418 for 1875.
and $70,188,972 for 1874. The dividends
paid amounted to $24,890,480, against, $33,-
690,111 for 1876, $39,357,196 for 1875. and i
$37,600,154 for 1874. In the southern States
the net earnings were $12,664,346, against
$17,119,031 for 1876. $16,741,060 for 1875.
and $17,269,332 for Is74. The divi
dends paid amounted to $2,740,793,
againsf $1,860,351 for 187. $1,406,906
for 1875, and 1,068,455 for 1874. The rail
roads in the States of Arkansas and Texas
are this year grouped with those of the west
ern States, thus carsing a greater apparent
man rcai decrease in me earnings in me
southern States. Including these States, the
net earnings would be $1,211,327. In the
western States the net earnings were $06.-
085,243, against $63,912,968 for 1876, $75,
604,104. for 1875, and $75,546,695 for 1874.
The dividends paid amounted to $14,55(3,462
asainst $17,394,532 for 1876, $19,230,511 fur
1875, and $16,605,832 for 1874. Pipr to the
present year, the operations Of the railroads
in Arkansas and Texas were aggregated with
those ot tbe southern states. Making the
necessary deduction for those States, the
gross earnings for 1877 would be $1K4,050,
498, and net earnings $62,478,200.
It will be seen that the principal decrease
in earnings has been m the middle States,
due partly to the depressed condition of the
coal trade, and partly to the falling off in
passenger earnings, as compared with 1876.
the centennial year."
tUe Coming Kace at Louisville
WM IlaUe.
New York World. Jane 23d: The ex
pectations of Messrs. John W. Conley and
Budd Doble that the match between the Cal
ifornia mare Mollie M Carthy and the Ken
tucky horse Tenbroeck will be the big turf
event cf Ki7U seem to be in a fair way of re
alization. The intercM vest of the moun
tains amounts to a perfect furor, while the
managers of the railroads centering at Louis
ville say that all the signs indicate that an
enormous crowd will be present on the Louis
ville course on the Fourth of July. Much
ItHS been printed and more has been said
a tout the genuineness of the match. That it
is a genuine czs there seems to be no doubt,
although the parties to the contract have cer
tainly acted in a way that makes the whole
affair loot very much line a gate-money ex
hibition. Mr. John W. Conley, who it will
be reiiiGcUired was associated with Mr.
Peter Kellogg as raaacr of the Breeder s
centennial trotting meetippr at Philadelphia
in 1S76, spent the past winter in California,
and while there, and after Mollie M'Carthy
had beaten Jake at two mile beats at Sacra
mento early in March, conceived tha idea of
tas match. He at once made a proposition
to Mr. lleciy Winters, owner of Mollie M'
Carthy, and obUnuii his consent for the
race, providing that be (Gonley could get
Harper's consent to run Tenbroeck. Conley
then came east, nad going to Lexington met
Mr. B. (f. lirire, of the Kentucky Lice Stock
Uecord. Together tlv7 mt Harper and ob
tained bis consent to run he horse in the
race and look a poi tion of the stake. All this
had ben done under the pledge of secrecy.
Mr. Conley then went to Louisville and
hired of Mr. Lewis Claik, president of the
Louisville jockey club, that club's race-course,
wita ai privileges, for the Fourth cf July.
AfUr the agree;jt ha.l been consummated
Mr. Conley informed ir. Clark that he
wanted the track for a matc-h tieen Ten
broeck anj Mollie M'Carthy, whereupon Mr.
Clark rushed into print saying that he had
arrangd for the suat.cu, ev.drntly hoping
that by so doing tbe Luis-,i:ie eUb would
get tbe credit tor bringing about so great an
evenf. Jealousies end nvairws between as
sociations and owners hare gradually b'ought
out the truth. The Louisville cours?, oa the
Fourth of Jnly, to all intents and purpose,
belong to l(r. Conley, who has given or sold
the pool-selling piYiJre to Budd Doble.
The racj will be under the uh of the Lou
isville club, and the club wi!i furnish f he
judges and other oftctrs, so that tbr n-ed
be no fear of "anything wrong." Budd Do
ble has associated himself with Wat's ,V Co ,
the official pool-sellers, which he virtually
bad to do, as they bad all the machinery.
Knowiiig that the race would attract thou
sands to Louisyiib, the Ixiuisvitle club ar
ranged for two days ct racing to precede the
"big race" and for one day's racing to foTlow.
So it now appears that tbe Louisville jYcey
club gives a summer meeting on tbe second,
third, fourth and fifth of July.
Louisville Comm..- Journal: The name of
almost every great or prominent T-an in the
history of our country is suggestive A acce
vvtue, quality, attribute, or crime. The name
of Washington suggests "patriotism:" of
Benedict Arnold, "treason;" of Aaron Burr,
"conspiracy;" of John Randolph, "eccen
tricity;" of John Marshall, ''jusce;" of
hoger B. Taney, "honesty," of Andrew
JacksoB, "firmness;" of Henry Clay, "elo
quence;" or Daniel Webster, "statesman
ship;" of John C. Calhoun, "nullification:"
3. 'rrant, "nepotism of buuon Jaxa,-
eron, "bribery:
profanity." .
and of ack Chandler,
IMdbytlie Presidential Fraud Intesti
gating Committee In Washington,
and tbe Sub-Committee at
Work In Jew Orleans.
.Mrs. Agnes Jenks again Displays her Eli
g-ilrllity for tbe Lunatie Asylum Hie
Still llefnses to Give "the
Author" of the Sherman
Old Bill Chanller on the Stand,
tails what Transpired at an
and He-
view between Himself and Man
ley JIathew3 Hntler's
Packard before tbe Snb-Committee in
Sew Orleans, Claiming that his
litle to the GovernprahiF-isTiS
tiood as that of Hayes to
tbe Presidency.
WAsniXGTO?f,June29. The Potter commit
tee has received a telegram from Governor Packard
siaiing mar ue nas dwu ciwxi 10 appear Deiure me
sub-committee In fcew Orleans at one o clock to-day
and it is understood his examination ot all points
suggested or uenerai Buuer win laKe place mere.
Mrs. A 2 nets Jenks
arpeared and produced her correspondence with An
derson, but 4eneral Buller belli absent, the letters
er cot iad.
Mrs. Jenks said at tbe time her letters were wTitten
to Anderson, she made copies of them before dlrect
Inic tbem to him, and added: "Tnt-y are vebntnn
copies in uiy own nandwritins. i also wisri to put In
evidence a letter that I wrote to Mr. fcypher and
one lev.'eived irom mm. and as be represents Mr.
Tl.'den. I think It Is right that they should go In the
Mr. Snrinsrtr I object to remarks of that kind eo-
inK on our record.
wituess well, from a conversation I held with
bypher himself I drew tue Inference.
wues. Are you aeouainied witn Mr. Reynolds, the
Dtiuusner or me paper ui myou sara? Ans. Yes.
sir; when I made my lirst visit to Donaldsonvllle,
Reynolds escorted rue from W eber's houss to the
notel, being afraid of being assassinated If he
went out of bis house after danc
Ones. Did you converse with him durlna that
visit? Am. No, sir, I am not accustomed to con
verse with common people.
0.ues. Did you not call Weber off Into a room and
have soma conversation about the Sherman letter
at that time? Ans. On tbe contrary; if I had all
the Ilagos in town would have fainted; It would
have been a breach of e tiquette.
Oues. Did you inako Weberany proposition If he
would find and deliver up auy letter to you? Ans.
No, sir: Weber was always up to propositions, and
Knew l could approaca nun in any way whenever
wanted to, because I had done It before. When
we wanted to make a quorum In our senate, he al
ways knew what Democrats were ofterlng, and he
wanted to Know sometimes wnat we would do. and
sometimes I had t inform him. I met Ex-Congressman
Newsham in New Orleans, and be said
thxt I ought to come to divide.
oues. iou understood wnat mat is? Ans. it is
slang; I do not.
Uues. Did you ten Reynolds tnat if you cot the
letter you would pay well for It? Ans. Certainly
not; I am not a millionaire, and I might search the
world over, from zone to zone, and not find one spot
of earth my own. lLaughter
ones. Tbe reason tbat you did not sneak to
Reynolds was that you do not speak with common
people? An. Hell, I did not suppose that you
want! all the tramps in the country to know
about It.
Oues. He was a newspaper editor. I believe?
Ans. He might have belonged to the press, and
that would not have made bim any belter. Laugh
ter. 1 Newspaper men are well enough In their way,
ail due respect to them, but do not take such liberty
with people. You Americans have too much lions.
oues. i win asK you wnat is your occupation?
Aus. I am a general genlu..
Ones. Is that the means by which you make your
living? Ans. Othello's occupation Is gone. The
Republicans are dead. Laughter.
Mrs. Jenks, In answering the uuestlon as to her
husband's occupation, said he had several occupa
tions, but, unforluuiitt-ly, whenever they discovered
that he was Identified with the Republican party,
Othello's occupation was gone.
oues nou regarded nim as tne "Othello?"
Ans. Not a bit of It. I am the "Othello" myself.
Oues. Iild you have any conversation with Gen
eral e'beidon as to your coming here? Ans. I may
nave conversed witn mm alter I was summoned
Ones. Did he tell you to report to a particular per-
sou? Aus. lie did not. ueuenil Sheldon had a
duel on hand at the time, and he could not attend to
small matters: tne code nas In question.
Oues. Has that duel been fought vet? Ans. It
was a bloodless one, as all Yankee duels are. They
do not understand the code.
samurl it, lintler,
Washington correspondent, testified that Mrs.
Jenks stated to him liiat she came to Washington in
behalf of Governor Packard for collector: that she
called on Secretary Sherman In relat'on thereto, but
nau not met wun a very warm reception: that tne
secretary had given her assurances In New Orleans
that her Influence would go quite far In apixitnt-
ments; that she had heard It said that Judge Camp
bell bad forged a Jurat to the Anderson pretest, and
that the so-called teherman document was safe In
New Orleans.
William E. Chandler
produced the dispatches sent by him from the Fifth
Avenue notel early ou the morning of November nth.
though dated November 7th, to George C. Gorham,
Calitorrda; J. H. Mitchell, Oregon; S.-B. Packard,
New Orleans; Governor Chamberlain, South Caro
lina, and Senator Conover, F lorida, in each of which
he stated that Hayes and Wheeler were elected if
they had carried those States, and in each of which
ne aise counseled tne Republicans to be watchful
against possible Democratic frauds. While la Flor
ida Chandler received a telegram from President
Grant, saying, "I hope you will remain In Florida
until the vote ot the State Is decided." Mr. Chand
ler did not know of the existence of frauds in Flori
da, and the live thousand dollars for vUileh he tele
graphed was handed by him lo General Martin, who
exiieuded It in procuring evidence. Mr. Chandler
maintained lliat, in his opinion, there never was a
fairer result obtained by fairer means that the result
of the Florida election.
fiy Mr. Butler Have you a list of the Presidential
appointments ni:'de subsequent to tlje 1'lorltla elec
tion upon your recommendation 7
Ans. Yes, sir; those that I remember are as fol
lows: Major J. C. Humpbers, collector at Pennaco
la; Governor Stearns, member of the Hot Springs
commission; Judge M'Lln, associate-justice of the
Territory of New ylexlco; George H. Delon, former
secretary to Governor Stearns, cl'rk in ihe treasury
department; a young man named Phelps, a local
Rtr ubjlcau In Florida, appointed to the treasury de
partment, hd cone to Paris with Governor M'Cor
mick; Josepli Bowers. w!jo was au Inspector of
election at a poll tnear Tallahassee, where there
was an alleged frand of ninety-four votes, appointed
clerk in the treasury department; James Bell, county
Judge in Fio'ida, was appointed clsrk
in said olllce. Ciptaln Dennis, recommended for
auditor lu the treasury, was not appointed E. W.
Maxwell, In t::e detective service of the attorney-general,,
mid visited I lorlda lu that capacity, during the
count was appointed lieutenant in me regular arm.
Black and Vance, colored men, auil election oIM
cers of Archer precinct, of box No. 2. were appointed,
the former lu the customhouse at Philadelphia, and
tbe latter a messenger lu the sixth auditor's ofliee.
J, W. Howell, deputy-clerk of Buker county, was
appointed odlertor of customs at Fernaiidlna,
By Mr. Butler From wlwre did you get the nrst In
formation that the Packard government was to be
broken up or overthrown ? Ans. The first informa
tion which I considered reliable 1 received from
Stanley Matthews, sometime between the eighteenth
ar.d tweutletn ot February, 1877. I called uimmi
him at his room at Wormley's, and bad a conversa
tion with him. I told bim I bad called to see bim
because I hid heard that Governor Hiyes, when
be should come to Washington, intended to go to
soirte prlvat" bt!U-e. and I wauled him to expres the
hope that he wculd not do co, but would go to some
hotel, so as to avoid the jealousies Cat might arise
in such cases. He replied that he thought Governor
Hayes would stop either at Judge Swayue's or Senator
Shermans. I tiien said, as an excuse for
coining to him on the subject, tbat I
felt some sort of responsibility tor Govern
or Hayes until tne fourth of March, and then I
Sidu: "He will take care of himself." Mathews re
plied! &! ice you take much Interest In getting the
administration welt started, I wish you would do the
best you can, and use lour influence ui prevent Pres
ident Grant recognizing the Packard government."
Tbat remark at one? excited m attention, as it was
tbe unt tangible evidence I had had- that the dis
honor and dishonesty which afterward followed was
contemplate..'. I said It ccciiired to me that It would
be about the -best tb m In Grant, should he recog
nize and establish lite Pai&ard government. He
said no, because it Grant should do so, Kaye would
be bound by ihe de.-lslon of his predecessor, and
would not be at llbertj to ehang or disregard It. I
r -plied that I thought tbat would be about the bst
thing that could happen; to have the recognition ab
solute t y Grant; to give no option to Hayes, but lo
give him the question as an adjudicated question,
be "aid. "Th.U Is not the way; It is the Intention to
have kiCtoUl's recognized." Then eltbtr at the same
lime, or lu respeive J? an inquiry from me, he said
that It was his intention -3 t :ve the Hamilton gov
ernment recognized In South Carolina; h!s language
raavhave been, " No: the Mcholls government I to
be recounted " or Is to be established; but I said to
him ti -.l I dd lint s pw the President could help
Tecogntz'ng mid sustaining tu FacLitru government
Ilea Hayes electors - had ben Chon ,y the
sauiA Vet ui.d fc;d fhe same title; he said he had
been looking info Ihiu. oJUu tere was no dlfliculty
about it whau-ver; (hat be i.-9d ascertained that
while the returning board efinvassed Ih vote fur
Presidential electors, I lie vote f.:r gtsf:ityr was tan
vasaedbythe legislature, so that the electors iu,d
th.- governor derived their tlil from diOereut
conroev I re;'I!ed that all returns were returns es
labli!.ht by ihe returning botud and there were no
other legal returns In U.e Stat, and that the legis
lature had caiv.isa;d the vote and d. 'iare-l Parkarl
elected - from these returns; 1 "then suggested
another ditheulty, that if MchiHU and
Hampton were rect-gnlzed two or three Democratic
senators would be the result, and we would probably
then have a Republican administration coming Into
power with a Democratic senat?; he replied, there
would be no trouble about that. It would be r had
rn arrarged to have Republican senators from
those Siaies.
ljues. Did yo-i Saw any conversation with Sena
tor ! atbews a'ter Ui,n .
Ans. I saw hlta at Secietay L'obeson's Tuesday
before the fourth of March, and stated to Lira that I
tnonght Packard would be sacrtneed by that arrange
ment, and dissented from tbat policy, sia'lng em
phatically that If Packard was not sustained I
would never maintain the honesty of Hayes- Ev
ats, Garfield. Kasson and M'Cormlck were present
fcasvnj Ir?J to lustify the policy, and Kvarts and'
Gnrtieid said ov,t UUI-j In assent or dissent; witness
mlraequeHtly called upon ueu,.rai Gnrtieid. who to'd
him of the conference at Wormley'k hotel, the
object of which. be stated, ' sras
to see If some arrangement could be made by which
C:e Hsakard government could be abandoned, sur
rendered i.r ivn UD. General Garfield, witness un
derstood, had 'a woica3',i,m ot the conference,
wbtrO wttmtu would like to sft Itotas v.. t tne
Executive Mansion with Governor Kellogg, 1etweea
eleven and twelv o'clock of March 2d, Just before
Umt MjbirM a-sejnbied; carriage drove up and tieo--mI
bhfrnistr, tovrnor Deimlson and Governor
tlayes gut ul hd wet into tha Executive Mansion,
and witness was a'terward Informed that they had
an Interview with Gener I Grant: never heard that
a dispatch of Srdllln rrlvate stcrelary to President
Grant, dated Mirch 1st, was received by Packard
until tbe afternoon of ilarch 2d. and not until alter
tbe dispatch ot General ShtnuaiU- ot Karch 2d, to
tienerai Augur waa reortved.
Mr. Butler then read au pxtrnct from a speech
made by Representative Foster, and said that he ex
pected to be abl to show who wrote It, but be sus
pected It was written b; a southern Democrat.
&ireral Tho max c. Aadersso,
a member of the New Orleans retumlng-board. was
called and questioned about the eertlhcate ot ine
electoral vole which he carried to Washington, the
Irregularity In Its form as pointed out by Uie vice-
president ol tne senate, bis return to New orieans
wllb the document and the subsequent correction
of the forgery of tbe signature, but nothing
new was made known In - the replies.
The story of the operation of the returtilng-board
was alsorehearsed.wl-.ness Insisting that no member
had the curiosity to hnd out in advance what would
be the result of the final count.
Oues. Did it not turn out. In fact, that Packard
bad a very considerable majority over Hayes? Ans.
-I think not.
Mr. li. Denala
of Florida, was examined, and In i-.nswer to ques
tions, told of his Interview with the President, who
said he was one of the few men that his adminis
tration could tR.ke care of. and asked him what he
wauled; recommended him In a note to Secretary
Sherman for the first good place, and subsequently
lu another note said: "Dennis would make a capital
special agei.t of the treasury, and I specially desire
tbat his claim may nave yotr ravoraoie atten
tion." Witness, continuing, said "Mr. M'Cormlck
suggested to me that there was a vacancy lu the
po -n Ion of custoiiian o plates and dies In the
printing bureau: I saw the President, and he wrote
a note to M'Pherson, chief of the bureau, stating
that, if the vacancy was not filled, he would regard
It as a personal favor u l should oe appointed; tne
next day I spoke to M'Cormlck about It, and he said
that secretary biierinau wanted rue piace ior a
friend of his; I told him President Hayes wanted It
for a friend of his.
ours And beat? Ans. Tes. - sir. be beat.
rLsucbter.l I was then acnoluled faee tta thfl
department or architecture. LLaugnter.j
yues. Lld you Know auruiiug aooui arcuiteciurer
Ans. No, sir; but that was a temporary proviso.
! Laughter.! 1 don't remember that I ever did any-
th int.
General Butler - Stop a moment. Let me see II I
understand. I thought I wad up to all the ways and
means of politicians, but l uud i am a nine oeninu,
(To witness) You say the place was improvised for
fou In the suiervistng architect's othce? aui. lies,
ir; there was a vacancy, or tuey inaae one it any
rate I filled one. I Laughter. 1
Oues. What was your compensation? Ans six
or seven dollars a day; I went several times, but
they never had anything for me to do. and I soon
got sick of that; after about a month I went to Gov
ernor M Cormica, and told nim tnai, as i was put in
there to draw pay, 1 did not think that i should lose
my capacity to do so ll ne allowed me to go to Mas
sachusetts laughter, and he gave me leave of ab
sence for thirty days: l then suggested that t did nor
like the idea of loafing around .the building, and
that it was against civil service reform to draw pay
in that way, aud I would prefer to go away until
something definite should occur. I lelt my address
and expected that whenever an audltorshlp was
ready for me they would notify me, and I would
come on and step Into 1L Laughter. I was on
leave of absence for thirty days, but I stayed ninety
or one hundred and twenty da) s, and not heating
anything from Washington, - 1 concluded
that I was forgotten, and 1 came
on to remind them that i
still lived. Laughter. When I got here I got two
months pay. and three months pay in an; anerwaro
1 was annointnl In the Heeret service: I didn't think
the President knew anything about these appoint
ments I have spoken or." w uness men reiarea in
manner of his resignation aud appointment In the
revenue service and sain: men i rnaue my sinueuieiu
forthe purpose of stimulating the Investigation; I had
however, no personal feeling against the President,
because he has always treated me kindly and re
cognized me as a decent kind or a man, wnicn is
much better than the newspapers have done, and I
always felt as If he had lntlueuce enough to
have done so he would have secured me a good an
pointment Great laughter. After my statement
was published I received a letter thst my appoint
ment, made March 2Kth as special agent, had been
canceled that day: I received the appointment
on tbe twenty-Uith of April.
By Mr. cox in applications tor omce 10 tne rresi-
dent, or to the head of any department, did you ever
Intimate, or have you any reason to suppose that
they knew of anything on your part that was In any
way wrong or dishonorable in your course in loriua ?
Ans. No, sir.
After a special executive session, the committee
adjourned till Monday.
New Okdkans, June 29. The sub-com
mittee of the Potter committee met at one o'clock
this afternoon In parlor ' P" of the at. Charles hotel.
Ex-Uovernor Packard
was called to the stand.
The chairman stated, at the suggestion of Gen
eral Butler, the following synopsis;
in auswer to the question, witness said tne re-
ttirnlng-board met at the time prescribed by law
was not present at any of the sessions, open or se
cret: had no conversation then nor since with the
members of the board as to the matters under con
sideration; had no knowledge of their labors, other
than such as was published, their returns were the
only means ot tuiormation l naa; ine returns oi
the board gave the State to Hayes and myself; not
to roy knowledge was any other result reached by
them than that published; they declared the result
about December fith; I was inaugurated governor
January Hth; was In office till April 25th; the Hayes
commission - arrived early In April;
my majority, as shown by tne rerurning
board was somewhat less than the highest Hayes
elector and higher than the majority for the lowest
elector. Witness said that tbe files ot the liepub-
licnh would give all the data requ red as to fhe pro
mulgation of the returns. From tbe returns made.
witness deemed himself the legally elected governor
of Louisiana; there was no question about that.
The returns made by tne board went oeiore tne leg
islature through tho secretary of state, as required
by the constitution. The two housas met aud can
vassed ihe vote aud declared me elected. That leg
islature consisted of f quorum of both houies, on
that oay sixty-eight members of the house and nine
teen meinbeis of the seii'ite being present. Witness
read article torty-elht of the con-tltut'on. prescrib
ing the mode lordscmnngtne results or an election.
the returi s showed wltuess elected by thirty-four
hundred and twenty-six majority, rneomclul jour
nal showed twenty-one senators present witness
exnlained that the senate seated the members In
contest; can give no reason as to whether, if the re
turns for presidential electors wera correct, tne re
turns for myself were not correct, there is no rea
son. Witness here read from a file of the
iemiblican newspaper, the pr mitigation of the
vole showing bimse r and Atitmne elected, and
said: I find my vote was in excess of five of Mr.
Hayes's electors, tnat Is as they canvassed them ;
the votes, as found In the boxes, gave me a much
larger majority; In my opinion, my title to the gov
ernoKhip of Loul-lana Is as good as the title of Mr.
Hayes to the Presidency; 1 consider them both
uood, and one Is as good as the other: I received
the declaration' of my election f roin the legis
lature. Mr. Hiiies enjoys his title; I am
aware tbat I am not acting as governor of this Stale,
as I am entitled lo be; Mr. H iyes'3 title rests ou the
vote of Louisiana: I am entlt.ed to be governor; the
same legislature that declared my election elected
Mr. Kellogg as United Stales senator; the United
states senate recognized that as the lawful legisla
ture, and there were more members present on the
second day of the session, when my vote was de
clared, than on the day Kellogg was elected; that
legislature had been recognized by Governor
Kellogg; as far as tbe validity of that legis
lature Is concerned, If the United States
senate admitted Kellogg, theres no reason why I
should not be governor. Tbe reason 1 was ousted
was that a large ai med mob was In the streets of tbe
city, and their presence weakened the confidence, of
my legislature, and in consequence of that and other
Influences, some of our members left us. The Influ
ences brought to my knowledge were various. They
were given in my valedictory of April 28th, 1877.
Witness said that he believed the armed mob was
under Governor NlchoIIs and were called militia. I
believe there was an interference on their p;irt with
the courts; don't know whether he had any part In It
or- not. However, on tbe ninth of January the su
preme court room was taken iiossesslon of, and dur
I ng their presence five gentlemen were Insta lied as the
supreme court of the Stale.and they are to-day the su
preme court of Louisiana, holding their position by
appointment from Governor Nicbolls.who assumed
lu making appointments that the terms of Che old
court had expired: the supreme court recognized
Nicbolls. as did the sheriff who enforced the author
ity of that court. Witness here read a narrative of
the formation of the Nleholls legislature, giving the
membership of that body, shorting only fifty-nine
legal members In the hou?e, and seventeen In ihe
senate, that the canvass of votes was carried on by
the Nicbolls as by the Packard legislature, only
using the returns of the Democratic committee In
stead of the lawful returns; eren If they had had
the lawful returns, there was not a quorum of legally-elected
persons present lu either hou e, and
Governor Niehulls could not receive therefrom a
title: the Kellogg legislature, on the fir-t of Janua
ry, cilled on the President for troops to suppress the
Internal discord, and made an appeal to the Presi
dent by letter, April 5th; received no answer, writ
ten or oral, neither to that nor to the second
letter, which I sent April ltith; this last was
seut a few dys before my abdication; at that time
I was under the Impression that tbe Hariau M'Velh
commission was advising my supporters to join the
Nicbolls legislature: I had no means of information
of the improper methods us-d by the commission In
regard to ihe membership of the legislature save by
geueral rumor; I had the impression that the com
mission came here to break up the Packard legisla
ture; the effect of their presence Is plain to be seen;
I have no Impression that Mr. Hayes sent the com
mission here for the purpose above named; I can
not judge the President's Intentions or wishes, and
cannot express an opinion; the commission wanted
one legislature, and 1 think they would have broken
up the, NlouolU legislature If they could have done
so; the commission would have as gladly recognized
me as governor as Mcholls, It tbey could by
such means have got the wfole tody of
the ( legislature to meet In the state house;
know of no threats or efforts of
Intimidation on the part' of the commission
to obtain the object of their visit; I have no recol
lection of havlnv been approached by any member
of the commtbslon, requesting that I should with
draw from my ofliee: I don't think any members de
serted me because of any belief of any detect In my
title, but I have no means of knowing the actual
cause of the desertion. I received a dispatch from
Secretary C. C. tSnlflin. dated March 1st, conceruiu--the
resolution of President Grant that he could no
longer allow the United States troops to support tbe
candidates for the State offices: I received a let er
from Hon. Sianley Mathews, repeating the same as
sertion, dat-d March ltith: I believe that If 1 had
been allowed troops, I could have maintained my
position; had the P reader J acknuw ed td my till ,
I have no doubt opposltiouito me would have ceased;
bad 'he decisions of the returning board been recog
nized by tbe President I could have maintained my
government lrres!ejclvr of the ;ronps: I made a
proposition to den a tor Kellogfc that If the Staie were
suppil.1 wlih two thousand five hundred stands of
arms, vUb ammunition, etc.. I could maintain my
pwwer- I tad pnij ctuy-hundred and fifty muskets
and was In no eondittou tu du battle (vtyh the armed
troops of my oppoer.
Governor Packard was In the witness chair two
hours or more. At half-past four o'c'ock the com
niH'ee adjourned till ten o'clock Monday momlng.
Nora. Governor Packard was examined to day
because bfc ex peered to sail Ur Li.crio,.l Sunday,
but the steamer will not be ready to sail until Tues
day! '
Dlffereave la Ilea.
Lynchburg Virginian : Ex Governor Brown,
of Tennessee, is very unlike the credit-mo-bilier
statesmen of a few years back, among
whom Oakes Ame, of blessed memory, dis
tributed his boiius stock, feeling that he was
thus placing it 'Vhere it would do the most
good." Ames knew thai tue way to veach
the average congressman of that day was by
stirriBfir op the pift that was in them, and
adding thereto. He smote the rock, and
streams of wealth gushed forth in abundance
to enrich "the christian statesmen," so called,
of tli&i time. Jfut Governor Brown, though
a young nan, B0iufabueijr, ceems to belong
to another era. lia waa not- educated iu tne
school of John Sherman and Schuyler Colfax,
vh believe, to getting all they eaa and keep
hip' all- tne . x.b, bet insist upon paying
ulul ue i,in.'ed whiia serving one of
34 r. Hayea a committee in LotusiaB&
ITillM OlirnilA II
IllHrj HrK fifl U IM
'Villi lllallllinili
Sends a Letter to Mr. Potter, in which
he Offers to Prove lets of Intimi
dation in East and West
As if that had Anything to do with or
was anj Offset to tbe Letter which
he Wrote to Anderson
and Webev
In which he Corruptly Proposed to Re
ward them with Office for Stealing
the Totes of the People of
those Parishes.
Washington, June 29. The letter of Sec
retary Sherman to the Potter committee, a
draft of- the reply to which h? ben prepared
bv Mr. Morrison and filed. t-i- -J b.. f 'ttnre con-
-MtdeeatkMr-of the committee, is nearly in its
entirety 8S follows:
Secretary Sherman says: The resolution
under which your committee is actine accuses
me of inducing certain election officers cf
Louisiana to falsify and fraudulently repre
sent and protest the election of November 7,
176, in East Feliciana and a part of West
Feliciana as not free and fair. As to the al
legation that said election was free and fair,
and the protest to the contrary false and
fraudulent, I ask that the witnesses (which
the secretary names) be eubpenaed and ex
amined at such times and places as you may
order. The secretary refers to their former
testimony to show that there were crimes
Droved of whipping, threats of riot by armed
Democrats, killing, burning nouses, snooting,
intimidation, hanging, driving from home,
expulsion from office, shooting tbe sheriff,
violence at the polls, property taken away,
etc. The secretary adds the following
statement of what he says the records of
congress authorize him to state, as the com'
bined result of the testimony of his witnesses
First The prevalence in the parishes above
named, as well as in those adjoining, before
and at the time ot said election, and eepeci
aiiy at the time and places for the registra
tion of voters preparatory to said election, of a
thoroughly organized and executed system of
intimidation ot tbe Kepublican voters by Ihe
Democrats. This intimidation was enforced
by means of daily and nightly raids by armed
bodies ot men upon the persons and property
of Republicans. Included in these acts of
violence were the killing, wounding and
whipping of Republicans, breaking into and
burning houses and stores, and other out
rages, by means of which such a state of ter
ror waa inaugurated in these and adjoining
parishes tnat the leading ttepablicans in these
localities were Forced to leave their homes.
and pi evented from organizing; for the cam
paign, and tue rank and hlo ot the party
utterly dishearted. A large majority
of tbem were forced against their wish either to
desist from voting or to vote the Democratic ticket;
that this intimidation was carried to such an ex
tent that the large Republican majorities which bad
appeare'! at every election alter tne close oi tne war,
and piNKKo the election or 1870, were tnereoy sud
denly converted Into large Democratic majorities.
so that In pome of the precincts, and in one of the
parishes, to wit East Feliciana, not a single Repub
lican vote was polled.
Hecond I expect by this testimony to show that
witnesses of both parties concede tne existence of
this violence and Intimidation, though- the Demo
crats say it was not political In its origin.
Third I expect by this testimony to show. In de
spite of this claim, that it was political, directed by
Democrats against Republicans as such thit this
organized violence was so timed as to precede and
cover the time of registrations, and to precede the
election; but that It ceased after the elec
tion; and that victims of violence and
intimidation hsve almost alwas been active against
leading Republicans and never against Democrats.
Fourth I expect by this testimony to rhow. and
will show, as I am authorized to state by the records
of congress, among others, the following list of
enormities committed lu the following parishes,
these lor political ends above stated, namely: East
Feliciana -Killed, five: wounded, three: hung, twoi
whipped, twenty-four; shot at, four; expelled from
office and driven from home, eight; by threats of
violence, live; burnt out, two; threats to individual
persons, eleven. In West Feliciana Killed, twenty
live; wounded, one: hung, three; whipped, seven:
shot at, seven; expelled from office and driven from
home, eleven; by threats of violence, four; threats
to individuals, fifteen: burnt out, thirteen. I make
this application to the committee at this time, be
cause I wish to give the committee an opportunity
to take action thereon before It shall send a part of
its members to Louisiana, li that should
be done. Tn case ot a decision to
send such a committee to Louisiana.
and that committee shall deem It Improper to bring
all the witnesses named nere, then I ask that this
application shall be treated and acted upon by the
committee and by the sub committee sent to Louisi
ana as an application to have the witnesses named
subpenaed and examined wherever the committee
or sub committee shall decide It best to have them
appear. Deeming it due to the committee and my
self to file this application without the delay that
would be Involved In an attempt to find out whether
any and which of tne witnesses may be found, or are
out of reach of a process of the house, I decide now
to file it, and to say tbat as soon as notified that my
application will be g-anted, my counsel here and lo
Louisiana win. oeiore subpenas are issued strike
from tue list tbe names ot auy persons whose at
tendance it shall be found to be impracticable to
secretary euerman, in giving tne above letter for
publication, says ne reiuseu to give to the press his
offer of testimony made June tit b uhtfl the com
mittee snouio laci upon ic After
long delay, without notice to bim, a paper is
published this morning, purporting to be tbe
proposed reply of the committee to his formal re
uuest. In which he is denied the right to prove the
very gist of the whole matter ot whether or not
there was a Tree ana fair election in ast ana west
Feliciana, and the sub-committee Is now In Louis
iana acting - upon this construction.
The pretense tbat he Ithe secretary! cannot prove
that there was not a free and fair election, because
he denies the writing of the Impugned letter. Is
frivolous to the last degree. Whether be wrote
it or not, the real thing that the committee wants to
kuow. be says, is whether there was actual
fraud and violence In these two parishes to Justify
the returnlng-board In what I hey did. It so, th-U Is
the end of the inquiry. If not, and If the action in
Louisiana was unlawful and improper, then It may
become material to ascertain wno participated.
Ti s whole affair bas become a ludicrous burlesuue.
a travesty of Justice and falia-sss.
The draft of a letter has been prepared bv Mr.
Morrison, of the Potter committee. In answer to Sec
retary Sherman, requesting to have subpenaed from
Louisiana one hundred witnesses, expected to elve
material testimony touching tbe freedom ot tbe eiec-
lon and the murder and intimidation of voters in
all of East and parts of West Feliciana; Mr. Morri
son says, in the course of his reply: "The records
of congress to which you refer, and other records of
congress with which you are doubtless familiar.
authorize tne statement uu ior ine testimony or
?ald witnesses, as numerous, as Intelligent, and
whose testimony is at least as wen entitled to Dei tel.
it is needle-, to a?d that should these one hundred
witnesses aetln repeat their former testimony, five
hundred other witnesses, at least as credible
as they, will be ready again to contradict them.
Seven commissions or sub-eommlsslons of con
irress have Investigated those Questions of intlml-
d-itlon In Louisiana, aud have heard the testimony
of twenty times one hundred witnesses, but no com
mission bas ever agreed as to the tact of the exist
ence or non-existence of such intimidation. You
and your political associates of the visiting com
mittee witnessed certain proceedings of the return-
I'ur board, which were based on the alleged Intimi
dation, and by which proceedings the said retumlng-board
reversed the decision of the people made
by their ballots actually cast, and then you, with all
your associates, made to bear witnesf to the Justice
of the conclusions. The gentlemen, most of tbem.
until recently vour political associates, with wIk m
you refused to join lfl an effort to secure a fair c,outt
o! the votes cast, and who were permitted " to wit
ness, presumably, all tbe proceedings of the return-
mg-board witnessed oy you, were as prompt 10 de
clare its proceedings partial and unfair, and
conclusions entitled to no respect wnatever.
view of this disagreement and uncertainty as no
actual fact, this committee will not feel Itself Justi
fied In condemning or accusing any election officer
who had In good lalth, under tbe laws of LoulMana,
done any act based on Intimidation by such officer
be! leva to exist, even though the com
mittee mar believe such act did wrongfully
aud unlawfully annul and reverse tbe expressed will
or the people of tbat State and all these states.
Neither will this committee, In view of all the facts,
enter again on any Inquiry as to the clsten or
non-existence of Intimidation n any of Sold paih-hes
to be Interposed in excise ol the false and fraudu
lent canvass and return of votes by State, county,
parish and precinct officers, or In excuse of any per
son who may h tve in any way contributed to tbe re
s' ltsof such false and, fraudulent canvass and return
of votes. Before tbe consummation of the acts al
leged to be fraudulent, you and your political associ
ates met at New Orleans. Among others, Hon. L.
Trumbull. John M. Palmer and George W. Julian,
(until recently also vour noiitlcal associates!, who
asked you and your associates to Join tbem In the
exercise of such Influence as you together might pos
sess, lu heba'f of such canvass of the votes of that
Stauias, by Its fairness, sneuid vonuuaad tu in
spect and lucuuiesoence of ;peoDlef ad -par
ties. This you refused to do, because, as you al
leged, being strangers in that State. you had no right
t control or Innuonce any orUcers as to the
manner In which they shall uerfonii the duties im
posed on them by Us laws, and because by attempt
ing so to lntlu&nce them, youthen further' alleged
tbat you would be condemned by every State fn the
Inlon, which. In view of such refusal to join
In the exercise of au influence over offi
cers ot Louisiana, even to secure a
fair count of the votes lecrallv cast, and or mur
allegod leason therefor. It Is to this committee a
iiuiiici itt-fc in,. aciTviuuii oi iiie former
testimony of these wuness-s, or any inquiry as to
Intimidation of voters, or ether Inquiry involving
the wrongful acts of others. Is deemed by you neces
sary to vtudlcate you from tb- accusation ot having
interfered with or having exercised any Influence or
control over the officer of that State, for which they,
your own statements, should be condemned by the
people of every State In the I nlon. The reply con
cludes as follows: Whatever of accusation Is made
against you In tbe resolutions of the house of rep
resentatives, under which this committee is actio",
rtajts, o lar iu any testimony ,et hoaru snos updh
the statement and allegation that to Influence and
control We'ier and James B. Anderson In their ofll,
elal acU. you made tbem verbal promises, and
wrote a letter to them, giving them assurances and
promL-es of reward. If the committee correctly un
derstand your statement before It, you denied wri
ting such letter and making such promise.
However 'material tbe evidence of witnesses you
ask to have summoned may be to tbe fact of the
iiuiuLs- vt pe-sons kll.ed, threatened, driven from
biTioe of oiteiwlse lulUuiQaiJ. as iOu fcjtmre l.Le
ooinmlttee U la, li eaa in no way after yfa peM4oO
ly, If the eonuntitee baa eorrseUy uadentood you to
deny ttte allegation that joo wrote th. letter and
rave those bromisen and amwirancea, for such alle
gation will to neUnet. estabMsfeed nor destroyed by
rOana parishes, whether killed because they had
I s'en the property of others, or because others had
I sought to steal thetr goods. The committee Is there-
sought to steal their goods. The committee Is there
fore constrained, for the preset t. rmnm-triill tn de
cline compliance with your request to have subpe-
imeu wiuiesaes me several persons named by you.
au vi wiiuiii uave tesuuea once, some OI mem twice,
aud others three times, on the same sublect. and
their testimony Is preserved, and now accessible to
ail, in tne records oi congress
Story or the Captnre f f t';? strainer
Chesapeake In December, 1SG3,
While on her Voyage from
A'ew York City to Port
land, Mcine.
Proof that Henry A. Parr, Late of the
Confederate avy, Arrested in Bos
ton Last Week Charged with
Piracy and Murder, is JVot
Chicago Tribu ne. 27th.- A lore-Rnecifil to
tne 1 rtbune from Lioeton yesterday morning
announcing the arrest of Henry A. Prr,latcf
tne Confederate navy, on a charge ot murder.
committed while engaged in tbe seizure of
the steamer Chesapeake, in 1863. while on
ner voyage from iNew lorkto l ortland, re
vives one otthe most thrilling episodes ot the
war, and one ot which no accurate history
has heretofore been written. No event ever
created such excitement in shipping circles,
for if armed men were going disguised as
passengers on ships leaving the most popu
lous and busy seaport of the United States
and then seizing them on the high seas, no
ship or cargo was safe, and for a few days
after tmmgs ot this daring canture by the
Confederates reached New York, shipping
interests were paralyzed, and owners hesi
tated to send their vessels to Bea. The Fed
eral government was aroused, and no less
than fourteen gunb.yats and men-of-war
were dispatched to Nova Scotia to recatture
if possible the Chesapeake and her daring
captors. The accomplishment of this in a
British port, and the subsequent decision de
claring her a Driz-s of war. is a well-known
chapter of English neutrality. The capture
ot rarr in JJoslon day before yesterday was
the second arrest ot any ot the captors ot the
Chesapeake on the charge of piracy, and his
trial will be watched with interest. The true
story of the capture ot the Chesapeake the
lrvmne is the faret to publish, btins the fol
lowing interview witn
ex-commander in the Confederate nan. and
captain of the expedition that captured the
Lhet apeake. He is, of course, very hnzh au
thority on the subject, and a most important
witness ior fan- in his coming trial tor pi
racy. Captain Draine is one of the most fa
mous ethers of the southern navy. criDDled
and battle-scarred, and celebrated in history
as ine last confederate prisoner ot war re'
leased from a Federal prison, He has since
his release followed peaceful pursuits, living
winters on his oracgo plantation in Florida
and traveling in the north in summer. He
is at present a resident of Chicago, and is
president of the Lxcelsior manufacturing
company, 47 LaSalle street, where a reporter
oi ine i rioune xouna mm yesterday at his
desk. He had read the special dispatch to
the Tribune from Boston announcing the
capture ot his old chief officer, which he de
clared full of errors as to names and dates.
He stoutly deuied thut himself or Parr was
ever guilty of piracy or murder;: they held
commusions in tho Confederate j navy, and
were only amenable to the rules bf war. He
conversed freely on the subject scouted the
idea of being arrested. End gave tbe follow
ing account of the capture of the Chesapeake
and the
In 1862 Robert Smalls, a negro Dilot on the
steamer Planter, at Charleston. South Caro
lina, while lying at anchor in the harbor.
killed the three sleeping guards, locked their
families below, end then, getting up steam,
ran the vessel outside and delivered her to the
k ederal blockading fleet. emails was pre
sented with a pur-e, made ciptain of the
captured steamer, and ran her as a tender to
the fleet. He was, until recently. Hon Rob
ert Smalls, M. C. from the Beaufort district.
This suggested the idea of retaliation to the
Confederate government, and they ordered
Commander Braiue to proceed to the port of
New York and capture any vessel he saw fit.
Commander Braine left Richmond in Janu
ary, 1863, proceeded to Wilmington, ran the
blockade to St. George, in the Bermudas, and
from there he took passage on the Cunard
steamer Alpha for Halifax, taking with him
two other officers of the Confederate navy,
First-Lieutenant Henry A. Parr, arrested
Tuesday, and Second-Lieutenant David Col
lins. Captain Braine said : My orders were di
rect from Hon. S. H. Mallory, secretary Con
federate navy, and were to go from Halifax di
rect to St. Johns, New Brunswick, and report
to the Confederate government agejj; at that
Blace, who had special orders from President
'avis to render we all asuistance io hia pow
er. The agent at St. Johns always had on
deposit from two hundred thousand dollars to
three hundred thousand dollars gold, and I
drew on him liberally. Myself and officers
passed the summer months entitling and
drilling a crew for our expedition. Twenty
two men were enlisted and drilled thorough
ly from three to five hours per day in the
manual of arms, cutlass and pistol exercise.
The drill room was over an old carriage fac
tory, and though the city swarmed with Fed
eral spit-i they came and went so secretly
that we were never discovered. In October.
1863, 1 waa '
to make plans of an improvement in muskets
the United StateB government was then mak
ing. On reaching Springfield I stopped at
the Massasoit house, representing myself as
a British officer belonging to a regiment sta
tioned in Montreal. 1 soon became acquaint
ed with the officers on duty, and had the
entree of- the arsenal. I secured he infor
mal ion needed, made my report to the Con
federate secretary of war, and left for Mew
York. There I stopped at the Vrat -on hotel,
on Broadway,' and reported to the govern
ment agent, and visited several Confederate
officers stationed in the city. passed two
weeks inspecting the shipping io the harbor,
and, alter examinipg 4 gieat many vessels,
finally selected
lying at pier No. 14, and plying between New
York and Portland, Maine. She was a new
screw vessel of eight hundred tons burden,
first-class engines, and barkentine rig, and
an Al vessel in every respect. I took passage
on her lo Portland, to see if she would suit
my purpose. She behaved admirably at .ea
and I determined to capture her. from Port
land I proceeded direct to St. Johns and mus
tered roy men, leaving there on the second of
December with officers and men, seventeen
all told, as passengers on the steamer New
England for Boston. On the vesse' getting
under way I found a Federal spy named
Smith, pretending to be a baggageman.
When the vessel touched at Portland I told
Smith I was going to Montreal, and left the
vessel, .and went by rail to Boston. Smith's
suspicions were lulled, and he returned to St.
Johns. At Boston I made arrangements
with the Confederate eovemment ueenfc to
transfer ray men &crosi the city. 1 waited
the arrwal of my men at the wharf, and they
were transferred to the New London depot in
the coach of the Parker house, being repre
sented as recruits forthe Fourteenth infantry,
then stationed s.t New York. This is prob ibly
(hat ever invaded the loyal city of Bo.-tjn.
The men carried out well their disguise of re
cruits, and on the train sang John Brown
and Down with the Traitor ad Up tcttl, thi
Stan wit'u ouch Terror that one foyal citizen
on tire train' at Vt orcester, where they stopped
ten minutes for refreshments, treated the
whole crowd. At New London we went on
board the steamer City of Boston for New
York, and vhe hrst igut that met our eyes
was two companies ot regulars with their
arms stacked on deck. For a moment my
heart beat fast, and I thought we were in a
trap. Myself and officers wore our gray uni
forms under our citizens' clothes, aod detec
tion would have been sure if eiamined. At
eight o'clock Saturday morning we arrived in
New York. Ltetectives swarmed around the
pier. My men were divided into tour squads,
and escaped detection, going to the saloon 3
and hotels in the vicinity. 1 posted a watch
on the wharf, who was relieved every two
hours, as the Chesapeake ws luauing-, and
wen 0 'he Ccnteuerau government agent in
w niiata ttreet 10 arrange ior
The men were provided with a brace each of
Colt's revolvers and twenty cartridges.- At
half-past four o'clock I went on board, and
when the vessel sailed at five I found all men
on board, except the engineers, who deserted
in New York. The veesel riroeeeded down
the harbor, and opposite the &&tfery came to
stop. 'It was a critical moment. I expect
ed we bad been betrayed, md that while
under the guns of ihe fort we were to Ve. tr
rested, but it waa onlj a belated pasnger
who came on board, and we rapidly passed
out 10 sea. At supper the captain announced
that none ot my men s fare was paid, and
saiu it.wa8 unusual that so many passengers
came on board without paying fare. 1 said
the men were in my employ, and that I
would pay their passage, and' did so, think
ing all the while that I would soon have tb
money bacV. Tbat night mjse'f and First-
Laeutenant 1 arr unpacked and capped the
revolvers in my state-room, and secretly
nanaeu mem to the men. At halt -past one
Monday morninir. December 7th. I roused
Lieutenant Parr; we donned our uniforms of
gray, turned out our men, and informed
them that
On entering the saloon, at two o'clock, the
ngnts were turned low, and no one but an
old skipper, just home from China, sitting by
the stove. He remarked that I was up rather
eariy. 1 replied that sea air did not agree
with me, and that, in th name of the Con
federate States of America, he was my pris
oner. You see, sir, we made all our cap
tures in the name of our government, and the
ebnrge of piracy falls to ihe ground. He gave
me his word ot honor not to resist, and I did
not put him in irons. I then ordered Lieu
tenant Parr with three men to proceed on
deck and capture the first officer, who had
the watch, and wait for orders. Lieutenant
Collins 1 ordered to the engine-room. He
took three men. and his orders were to arrest
all in the name of the Confederate States, and
in no event to fire on any man unless he re
puted. I then proctdvl - io the main deck
with the rest of my men, and posted a senti
nel at the companion-way. It was the first
officer, who, disregarding the hail of the sen
try and trying to reach the deck again by the
man-hole, was shot twice. I passed down to
the engine-room and found steam going dp wo,
and no engineer on duty. In the fire room I
found eight firemen in irons in front of the
furnace. Lieutenant Collins reported to me
that, entering the engine-room, tbe engineer
in charge was below, oiling the machinery,
that while putting the firemen in irons one of
The engineer hearing this, and alarmed at
the shot, had armed himself with a tour-bar
reled . Sharp's derringer, and. on being
ordered to surrender, hred at one ot mv
men. Ihe hre was returned, and the engi
neer was killed. This was Orno Shepherd.
8 cond engineer of the Chvsapeake, for whose
murder as a pirate Lieutenant 1 arr was ar
rested yesterday. I immediately went be
low and found tbe engineer lying on the
threshold of the engine-room dead. The
body was sewn in a sheet and thrown over
board. I took three men. and ordered CaD
tain Willets to surrender to the Confederate
States as a prisoner of war. Instead of po
doing, he opened the upper half of his room
door and leaped out, and ran ten or twelve
times around the deck before he was cap
tured. I did not like to fire on him. I put
him in irons in the wheel-house. I he second
officer I found afterward secreted behind the
ice-chest, and put bim in irons to keep the
captain company. The chief engineer, when
ordered to surrender, only opened his door on
a crack, and was hred on and slightly wound
ed in the chin, when he dashed out and
ran around the deck in his shirt a rather
cool costume for December weather. Another
of the officers, Henderson, got down on his
knees and begged for his life, but I put on
the irons and sent him to the wheel-house to
keep the captain company.
was thirty- five minutes, including the putting
all of the crew in the forecastle in irons. I
doused all the lights, changed the ship's
course, and took my departure trom (Jape
rMizabeth light at tour o clock that morning.
My orders w-re t take the ves3tl to Seal
Cove, on the English island of Grand Manan.
opposite Eastport, Maine, and there turn her
over to Captain Parker, of ti e Confederate
navy. 1 he vessel was to have been coaled
there and thence go to Bermuda, dit-charge
her cargo into a blockade runner, then go to
Wilmington to be cut down and turned into
a gunboat and sent to sea. But on driDDing
anchor at faeal Uove harbor, 1 tound no coals
nor Captain Parker, and at eight o'clock in
ine morning weigneu ancnor and stood np
the Bay of Fundy, and soon met a pilot-boat
carrying our government agent and L'aptam
.Parker. 1 turned over the ship to them.
They paroled the prisoners and started for
Partridge island. I left for Halifax, soine
Overland two hundred and fifty miles. Mean
while the ship put tc sea, and early one
morning was
and put into La Have harbor and laid there
ten days. Meanwhile, we had notice that at
least fourteen cruisers were after us. Mean
while, the government agent had procured
two hundred tons of coal and engaged four
engineers, when I rejoined the ship and com
menced to case in tue coai. une morning
the lookout reported two Union men-of-war
in the offing, and I ordered all hands on
shore. The vessels proved to be the United
States gunboats Ella and Anna, who fell into
the trap, which was to make the capture in
an English port, and they came in with col
ors flying and drums beating to action, ran
along side tne unesapeake, took; possession,
aud towed her out to sea, where the United
States frigate Dakota met them and or
dered them to take the vessel to Halifax and
turn her over to the British authorities, which
was done, but they neglected to report four
prisoners on board, and the governor. Opn-
eral Doyle, turned the guns of the fort on
them and ordered the men ashore, he case
was tried before the admiralty, and the Chesa
peake adjudged a prue'or war, the Confed
era?y sending Hon. Charles H. Holcomb as
special commissioner to attend to their side.
The owners deposited sixty thousand dollars
gold with the court, and the vessel was re
turned to them4 tud money being held until
the close of the war. Such, sir, is the cap
tnre ot the Chesapeake, aud I do not see
how Lieutenant Parr can be
Parr is wealthy, and can fight his own bat
tles. He owes me eight hundred dollars bor
rowed money, which he has never paid, how
ever. I know he has been in Boston several
times before thia, and hai not been arrested.
Hesaa a regularly commissioned officer of the
Confederate navy, and I mustered him into
the service myself.
Captain Braine was arrested in New York
city in 1866 by order cf Hon. Gideon Welles,
secretary of the navy, and confined in the
P.rooiiiyh prison. He was pardoned ont
having never been tried March I, 1869.
When Captain Braine entered prison he was
hale and hearty, weighing one hundred and
eighty-si pounds. On his release he came
out on crutches, weighing ninety-six pounds.
Alter the recapture of the Chesapeake ho
captured the Roanoke, sailing from Havana
for New York, in the same manner, he and
his men g.iog on board disguised as passen
gers. He admits he would be an important
witness tor Parr, but says he is now q lietly
engaged in business in Chicago, and purposes
making it his home, and does not care to have
these old matters stirred up and misrepre
sented. Watterto aod Hewitt.
New York Times : So much of the Watter-son-Hewitt
controversy as relates to the ve
racity, honor, courage, and general trust
worthiness of the persons concerned may be
properly left to be settled by them in their
own way. The dislike and distrust which
have culminated in an open quarrel are not
of recent growth, and each has said enough
to justify lookers-on in pronouncing them not
a noble pair of patriotic brothers. Each evi
dently cherishes a much higher estimate of
his on iuiortance, personal and political,
than the community accords, and the vanity
of each prompts him to misinterpret what
ever intrn st their free exchange of corapli
menU -v .'kes. W&ttjwcn might i
shoot Hewitt and blow oat his own modicum
of brain, end the party would be little nearer
How it Waa Dane.
Louisville Courier-Journal : Pitkin' ac
count of the dissolution cf Packard's l-gu4
legislative ia interesting. Wayne M'Veign
sent the mob flying by informing them that
the troops would not help them, and they
were at the mercy of the courts. Of coarse
Packard could not have sustained himst it
without a liberal supply of Federal soldiers.
He heided a mob, and would probably have
been punished as a ringleader if be had kept
up his foolishness.
Nashville, June 29. River falling,
with 24 inches on the shoals.
Louisville, Jane 29. River falling,
with 7 feet 4 inches in the canal. Weather
cloudy and warm. Departed; Cherokee,
PIEftCY On :he 30th lnst, WnxLUi W. Piebcy,
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Surplus and profits, net
Doe depositors
The undersigned. Committee trm the Boned of
Director, having this day carefully examined th
bank, submit the above as our report. We and Do
past due or protteieri paper In the assets, and atl la
currxl n a satisfactory manner, by collateral or
We recommend a dividend of IO p-r taCfee)
declared out if the proa is ot the last tlx mouth.
J. J. J.N NY.
To The Trade!
J AM now prepared to sell, at wholesale aod retail.
Furniture and Mattresses
lower than ever before sold In the city. OrdersftiMM
country dealers especially solicited.
WM. K. THIXTON (Ibvtns Blocx),
No. Beeond street.
Dentists, ?;:.
P'ITf .Go and gt
a full set of Teeth for SID.
lated with care, on reasonable terms
THE monthly Board ot Directors meeting of tb
Herat his Bul'dliig and Savings Aaaoaauon viti
be held MONDAY. July 1st. 7V ulTatNa 2H1
Main street, ui stairs, to receive monthly dtwa and
Interest; money to loan; stock for saleTaod no baek
dues to par. New series Ju-st opened.
S. 8TTKM. Sec'y. B. ElsEMAN. Yloe-PTTS't.
Board of Equalization.
Memphis, Jane 80, !S7t
THE Board of Equalization, composed of the fol
lowing named gentlemen: Memra. Godwin.
Brooks, Goodbar. Leubrie, Hidden, Mansfield Joy
ner, emmes. Williams, Newsom and Hodman,
have organized, and are now hold ng meetingsat
the office of the Pnxenlx Insuranee Company euoal
lzlng merchants' capital for 1878, from the' books
prepared by the assessors recently appointed by tbe
tieneral Council. Any ptrs a or firm w oa uririri
ment Is unsatisfactory to them, will make their com- -plaint
in person at once, as the board Is anxious
that all should be assessed upon the rrlninle of
justice and equality in taxation. v
Tbe next meeting ol the Board will t&k-j rJM
Monday afternoon, J uly 1 st, at 4 o'clock. .
J. R. GODWIN, ChaJnaaiL.
8. B. Atht. Secretary. '
Peoples Building Company
17 EGCLAR monthly aMettng at the orTVe-of Bob
V Inson A Maona,8ti MadUon street. Tt'ESD AY
July 2d, at 8 o'aiock p.m., to loan out toe moneys or!
hand. AH dues payable on or before that day and
be tore 8 o'clo-tt p.m. of that day, hi uie ofliee of th
ewcretary, 820 Main sir ret Fikss WILL bk xs
roacKD. See article 1, section -3, of the Bt-1hw
- w- - GOODMAN, Preklcent
H. X. G00DLRT, Secretary. w
the evkienoe oi tuonumuer ox wea ame lq me ro-
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