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A Free Bottle of each preration sent by express to each esulb n applicant sendiog their name PO It p ad dues. to Dr TA Sloorm, 181i street, New Yo.'Xk TIIE NTIIIITOCIES PRISOEIS.R Testimony of Valecour Merrity, Am. brose Wallace, Shedrick Brown, and Others. They Tell What They Know About the Case. REPORTED BY TUE EDITOR. VALCOCR MERIITY (COLORED). Am a resident of the parish of Natchitoches. Was there on the twenty-first of September, 1878. Was at the first beginning of the meeting that day, held by Blunt and Breda. I left before the meeting adjourned, and started up town, but I did not go very far, because some thing struck me that I had better not go. I got to a store, Mr. Genoe's store, and saw him shutting it up. Mr. Geuoe did not say anything to I me, but his clerk asked me where I was going. I went to Monette's cof fee-house, and while there saw some armed men at a distance. Recogniz ed Overton Breazeale in the crowd. I went into the coffee-house then, I and recognized no one else. I left the coffee-house, and went back in the direction of my home, but did a not get there. I went near the core t ner of the bridge near Mr. Bluut's house, and stayed there. I could see t the house. There was a large num ber of people about it, all armed, I t spoke to Mr. Cunningham and Mr. i Overton Breazeale and another gen- n tleman. I said : "Gentlemen, what- iI ever you do, please don't kill the s man," and they told me, "No; we 11 are not going to kill him; but he has got to take back what he said;" and ii then they told me to go off of the street. I know John G. Lewis. I t saw him that day. I carried a mes I sage from him to Mr. David Pierson. s It was a letter. Mr. Pierson was in- a side a coffee-bouse. When he came a out I called him aside, told him I I had a message from a friend of mine, f4 and gave hinm the letter. After he ti read it he said: "Valcour, I have ft nothing to do with it whatever; but I I will see about it." He went off, and a after a while came back with Mr. Joe. a Johnson, and I told them I would tl take but one man, and they gave me 5 Mr. Johnson. We went, and I got I Mr. Lewis and him together. Mr. a Lewis said: "Well, Mr.. Johnson," e and Mr. Johnson said, "Well, Lewist" n and Mr. Lewis went on: "What are d the chances t" and Mr. Johnson said: a "Lewis, you will have to do as Blunt J did, and give yourself up." Lewisa i told him; "Well, Mr. Johnson, I b can't take any chances." At that y. time the shooting took place in the I lower part of the town, and that d broke up the conversation. A crowd ti of men was then going by, hollering ri for the "298." it I know Mr. Theodore Schuman, if that is his name. I saw him the ei night I went to Mr. Pierson's. He n struck me with a stick and said, ti "Kill the d-n s-n of a b-h." I I was and am a Republican. I was o forced at the last election to vote R the Democratic ticket. A crowd of I men came to my house. (Witness n was proceeding to relate what bad h transpired during the visit as told ti him by his family but was stopped.) I' I saw the men and went off and bid I myself, and a party of men came to I the house where I was hid. I went I outafter that and voted. Wheh II got to the voting place they told sue e that I could vote either ticket I pleas- c ed. I asked them to read them to v me, and they did, and they were both alike. I voted one. Mr. Trichel pinned a badge on me and asked me if I was ashamed to wear it. I told him no, and then I said, I thought he ought to treat, as I had done a hard day's work. He said all right, and told me to go to Paye's store and I would find a demuijohn. I went and foahd the demijohn and got my drink. CROSB-EXAMINED. I By Mr. Beckwith-I have been in the city two-weeks. I have not tes tided beforethe grandjory I have had no talk with Lewis about the case. I saw some armed men when Mr. Ge noe was closing up his store. I do not know what they were doing, for I I only saw the muzzle of their gouns. I did not say I saw Mr. Genoe ces ing his store. I saw his clerk shuot ting the windoprs. I did notsee Blunt in the street after the meeting until he was arrested. I did not see the Breaas after it, until I got to this city. When I saw the infantry and the cavalry, I said to some of the colored men, go down and tell those people to disband, for they are com ing. The cavalry said among themn selves: "Now we will miss them, double quick," and they went right behind the men whom I had sent and formed a line of battle. The were nigh two hundred of them. I did not see them do anything. I did not see Breda or Blunoot near the line of battle. The men broke up after awhile and went in-different direction. I went over by the grave-yard. I don't know how long I stayed there. I don't know what time I left; when n there I saw armed men moving about. I left them and went to the bridge near. Mr. Blunt's house. I went be- I cause I saw other people going there. I don't know what time ofda, I got there. This was about one hundred and ifty yards from Blunt's house. 1 I creased the bridge and met Mr. Joe Cauningham and Mr. Overton Breas eale and had the talk with them. I knew I could sympathise with them if they had any reason in them, and I said, "Please, gentlemea, don't kill Mr. Bloount ?" Mr. Cunninghbam was on horseback. Blunt had not been taken out of his house when we had this eonversation. I do not know where Lewis was at that time. After talkin with Mr. Counningham I went tow home. Ieoald's tell hew faU I went; I did't go a hundled m iles. It was perhaps a thousand yards. I was not in sight of Blunt's house then. I could see the top of it. I don't know how long I stayed. I went back to Blunt's house. I saw men passing in and out of the gate. Some of them said, "break in the door." I stayed there a while, but I don't know how long, and then I went toward home again; but I didn't go to my house. I was rather worried in my mind. I went to my fathler's house, and went toward Mr. Pierson's yard, and I said to myself, "Poor Lewis, I wonder what has become of him" I did not hunt him up; lie came to me. I met him in the street, right between Mr. Pierson's two houses. I can't tell what time of day it was. It was in the evening, a good while before dark. He came from the back of Mr. Pierson's tot. I didn't see him eome out. I saw him in there. I whistled for him. I didn't say I did't know where he was. I knew he was in the woods, because a man naturally hunts up his friends. I did say I didn't hunt him up. I did not hunt for him purposely, because I knew if he was in the woods or in the weeds hlie would come to me. The woods were half a mile off. I knew if he heard me he would come. Witness was then called upon to whistle as lie did on the occasion, and after manifesting considerable difidence he gave a short chirp, which could be heard probably twen ty yards off, but certainly not further. I whistle that way. It may have been a little louder, or not quite so loud. Lewis gave me the letter that night at my house. He asked, "what is toobe done t" Advised him to sympathize with Mr. David Pierson, i because 1 knew he would be sympa thized with my me, and would tell me if there was anything extraordinary. Witness then related what had transpired between him and Mr. Pierson. I did not ask for Mr. John- I son to be sent with me. I did not E ask for any one in particular to go a with me. It was not very long after t I had the talk with Mr. Pierson be fore Mr. Johnson came. I told him Ii to go to Mr. Phillips' place and wait for me, and I would go and get Lewis. I took Lewis on Mr. Pierson's place r and then whistle for Mr. Johnson, a and he came. It was while we were o there that the firing commenced. It t, seemed that two parties were firing. I There was no talk between Johnson ' and Lewis concerning a band of arm- Ii ed negroes below the Lridge. If I d made an affidavit I don't know it. I " did not make one. I will tell you i about my mark. On the twelfth of January Mr. Pierson asked me if Il recollected the words which passed betwixt us concerning Lewis, I said ii yes, and went to the court house and t I told the words, and they were taken down and were read to me. I will 8' tell you about my mark. I would 8 rather they would place confidence * in my honor and not want my mark. I After the shooting I went to the b court house and saw Mr. Can-. ningham, and he told me, "I can't talk to you now," and I went home. 2 I did not go into the court-house. No t] one threatened me. No one said be would shoot the top of my head off. b I did not speak to Blunt, and he did r not speak to me. I merely bowed to t him. I did not vote the Democratic t ticket in 1869, nor in 1872, nor in . 1876. I never voted it but once, and I I never said thatI bad. I never went arounood town saying that I ought to be employed, because I always voted the Democratic tick et. I never belonged to a Democratic club. Mr. Johnson did not ask me what the firing meant. JOHN BAPTISTE vIENNE (COlORED,) sworn. Live in Natchitoehes parish. I Was born in the parisbh. Was there September 21, 1878. Was at the meeting on that day and remained until it adjourned. Saw the Bredas traveling out of town. Saw a body I of armed men coming down. They passed on by me, and Mr. Joe Cnn ningham asked me where Breda and those colored boys, and another man, 1 who was by me, said they were here but they are gone. The men went to Lewia' house and went in his yard, and went to the house and in it. I re cognized Mr. Landry Chaleville, Mr. Ernest Masson, and Mr. Schuman with Mr. Cunningham. A party on horse back went up also. I did not recog nize any of them but Dr. Gallion. I am a Republican and have always been. I voted the Democratic ticket at the last election because I was in a manner, forced to do it. They said aill those who didn't vote it before six o'clock in the evening would have to leave the parish, and I didn't want to go. Some parties came to my bouse on election day. I heard talking in town about what would be done to those who did not vote, and went home and while I was there Mr. Jimmie King and Mr. John Hartman and three others, whom I did not know, came to my house and they told my wife that if I did not vote I wonld have to take the consequences like the balance. CROS8-EXAMINED. By Mr. Luzenberg-I have lived in Natchitochles all my life. I am fifty seven or fifty eight years old. I know all the gentlemeo I have mentioned. Icannot be mistaken about Mr. Char leville, Mr. Masson and Mr. Schoman and I am certain I saw them. I ami sure I saw Mr. Conningham go to Lewis' booue. He was on foot. I know Col. Levy. I do not remember to have seen him. Nobody told me exactly to vote the Democratic ticket, but there was no other ticket to vote. No one told me face to face that I would have to vote, but I heard the five geotlemen whoeame to my house tell my wife that I would have to vote. Mr. Charles Levy . told me that I had better go and vote, but he did not tell me what ticket. I came to the city Monday week. I have never testified in the case before. I .me eubpana4 e as wittes, j ;. house has four rooms; two of them I face the street. -, I was in one of them I. when the men came. I am sure that v Mr. Jimmie King was one of the men, a and that Mr Hartman was another. [ I could not see the other men, because Sthere were some apple trees between I me and them. I am sure they came r on election day. To the District Attorney.-A few days after this some parties again I [ came to my house. It was just af t ter dusk, and Mr. John Trichel, and I I ten or fifteen men, more or less, who I rI did not know, came to my house. t Mr. Trichel said : "Vienne, I want to t search your house for some men who are ordered out of the parish, and c I who it has been reported are here or I i were seen here." At the same time c lie told me, "I myself do not believe ) there is any of them here, but I want to satisfy those men." They search ed the house but did not find any one and went off satisfied. d JOHN HUTSON n (colored) was next placed on the stand. Live in Natchitoches; have a lived there ever since the surrender; ; was arrested in the parish last fall by I Johnny Hartman. He had goother I man with him. They carried me to I the serilFs office. They crried me h there between 9 and 10 in the morn- c' ing, and I remained there until the tl next day. They told me they took a me because I was a spy. That was % the only charge. I was guarded h while I was there. I recognized in al the guard Mr. Curtis, Geo. Kile, Joe tI Gabin, and Sprowl. Mr. Foctenot's w son was one of them. I don't know 8 his name. I was released by Mr. 01 Caspari, Mr. Masson and Capt. Hynes. B Have been a libpublican ever since I d, became tp voter. Had to vote the t1 Democratic ticket at the last election because I heard so many threats. r CROSS-EXAMINED. By Mr. Egan-I was at the Repub- P' lican meeting on the twenty',first a September. I stayed there unti it v' adjourned. I was arrested a day or CI two after the day of the meeting. l When I left the meeting I started home, and when I got near to Mrs. Phillips. I saw a crowd of armed V men and I came back and crossed the w river and went back to where the t meeting was. This was about 3 o'clock. After that I went home. Af-. ter I heard that they had arrested Blunt I went back to town and stayed t within a short distance of the court house. I was not molested on that day and I was not hiding. The men who arrested me did not do anything th but take me to the court-house. The colored men told me I had to vote. The white men did not say anything to me about it. I was not b in the crowd of colored men who did the shooting on the twenty-first. To the District Attorney-Mr. Ruse sell was in command of the men I D saw. I believe his name was RBs.u B sell. I do not know his first name. na They were armed. Saw a large num-. f ber of men in town that day, but can. el not be certain who they were. to A recess of ten minutes was taken. II At the expiration of the appointed tli time the investigation was continued. JO REBID (COLORED) s5 being placed on the stand. Live in ' Natchitoches =parisi. Have always at been and am still a Republican. Vo- K ted the Democratic ticket at the last W election because I knew if I did not he I would not be let live in the parish, di Was told by a gentleman Mr. Messi. Ia that if I did not vote he would not l guarantee my life. tl CROSS-EXAMINED. The man is Jules Messi. He was U agent for a steamboat and ran for n corooer at the same time. It was the n day before the election I saw him. I I know his brother. The! look pretty i much alike. I voted in town. Mr. a Haunner went to the polls with me. d To the District Attorney- Mr. G Hausner was armed. He gave me ah badge. He said it would protect me a for the next two years to come. Il1 havethe badge. [Witness produced u it. It was a small stripof plink rib- a bon stamped "Voted the Democratic d ticket of 1878."] Have seen armed n men. Have seen Jules Messi, Eli Halsey, Win. French, Henry Tester, I Chiarley Jones and Martin Mady with g arms. After the twentyfirst they ii used to ride around the parish and b shoot. Was at the meeting of the twety-firet.Saw no armed men there. b After I left the meeting, I saw Mr. e John Trichel and John Saavin with II arms. These are the only two I saw. I To Mr. Beckwith-The men I saw I lived down in the neighborbood h where I saw them. I live in the I quarters on the Blanchard place. p SThe quarters are about a quarter of b a mile from the road. They would ti start riding at night, early in the eve- a Sning, and keep up nuntil twelve or one ti o'clock. The nights were moon- I shiney and I could see the men and I hear them at night. I kept right I : close to my house. I never saw them S shoot, but I have heard them. I knew p thiey shot because I would see the discharged catridges they usneed to shoot, and I knew nobody else had any eatridges like them. They were I long datridges. a I did not know there was to be I Republican meeting on the twenty. I first, until I got into town. I was .told by the people in town that it ( Swas going on. The meeting had a Sopened when I got there. I atopped i u ntil it closed. Blunt left before II I did. I went near Blunt's bouse; t within two hundred yards of it. II ,only saw the two armed men I have I named. I saw Blunt just after the I speaking, and never saw him sine, t Suntil be came back from Washington t Stwo or three days ago. I was not in d ,the fight at the dirt bridge. I have I , heard of it. Idid not go, into Blunt'a I house on the day of the meeting. II was not there within a week of the I meeting. K. L. BArTS (wmTr) swuorn--uals inthe di h i, m chitoches ; have lived there since m 1866. I acted with the Democratic st party up to the year 1876. I was at n, the meeting on September 21 ; I saw r. some fifteen or twenty armed men i; eja body on foot; did not recognize n any of them; saw some on horse e back; recognized among them Mr. M. J. Cunningham; cannot identify v any of the others. I heard some of n them say, "Where is Blunt." Mr. Cunningham asked where was Blunt. a I went up the street to the corner of o Mr. Schuman's store; saw Mr. Breas •, eale with arms. D CROSS-EXAMINED. D By Mr. Beckwith-I left the Demo 1 cratic party in 1876. I never went to a r Republican meeting before the one ]of the twenty-first. I went to the * Republican meeting with Mr. Breazealo. i When I saw him while at Schuman's store he was armed with a shotgun. I - left the meeting among the last. I sup Spose Blunt and Breda had left before I did. Mr. Cunningham, I think, had a new rope in his hand. I don't know how long it was. isuppose it was roll ed up I was not close enough to form an impression as to its length. I can't say it was long enough to hang a man. I don't know that there was a loop in it. rI know he had a piece of rope, because I saw it. When I first saw Mr. Cunning ham with the rope he was right at the corner of Mr. Phillips' old stand, and that was where I saw him last. I was about seventy-five or one hundred yards, may be more or less, from him. I was walking. From the first place I saw him to the place I last saw him was about fifteen or twenty steps. That is the last time I saw him that day. There was a posse of armed men with him. Mr. Cunningham asked, "Where is Blunt ?" when he was going fifteen or twenty steps between where I last saw him and where I first saw him. I don't know who he was asking, but think it was some of the men. AMBROSE WALLACE (BLACK.) sworn. Have lived in Natchitoches parish for about ten years; have been a Republican ever since 1 became a voter; am still; voted the Demo cratic ticket at the last election be% cause they told me I had to do it or leave the parish. Mr. John Trichel said Le would like all his laborers to vote; told him I didn't want to; went in and met Mr. Rube Hudson and Robert Draun, and they told me that if I didn't vote they would give me until 6 o'clock to leave town; Mr. Hudson and Mr. Draun are white mec. I had a talk about the time of the Republican meeting-some time before it-with Mr. John Genoe in his store; Mr. John Dunckleman was there; Mr. Genoe said-he thought the Repabhcans should not have called their meeting on the same day the Democratic convention was to meet; he was afraid it would be broken up. CROSS-EXAMINED. By Mr. Luzenburg--I voted the Democratic ticket in 1874, but I scratched all the names off. r can not read or write, but I got a man to fix it for me. I do not know that I ever told Mr. Cunningham that I vo ted the Democratic ticket in 1874;. it I did I was crazy. Wash Boullt was the man who fixed my ticket for me. SHEDRICK nBOWN (COLORnD). sworn. Live in Natchi' ties r.rislb. Was there in September last. Was at the meeting on the twenty.frst. Know Mr. Jos. J. Johnson. There was one meeting held over a caffee |house kept by Mr. J. Warrea Bud dath. I cannot tell the date, but they used to bold them every Saturday ; night. I know there was a meeting there, becaeuse I saw them going up there. On the twenty-first I was at home. I was arrested by Mr. John. I Hartman. There was a gentleman •with him, but I do not know his Sname. There was no charge against me. I was taken to the shberiff's of flee and kept there from Monday •morning until Tuesday. I was uon derguard. Mr. Billy Sprowl, Joe. •Garbert, - Curtis (I dono't know Shis name, but he was an old man), Mr. Fontenot'a son Alcee oand Gee. Kile, were on the guard. Had a talk I with Mr. Counningham while under Sarrest. Mr. Caonningham said that be :did not know why they had arrested I me. Col. Wm. M. Levy turned us loose. ,He said that Capt. Hynes had beg ged as off, and for as to go home, that Sif we ever got up again he wouldn't I be responsible for our lives. He Swouald protect the people on his place .but could not answer for any body .else. Have been a Republican since S1866, and am still one. Voted the SDemocratic ticket at the last election. Met Mr. Russell on election day, and I he asked me to come up and vote. SIn the morning I was going to the polls but I was attacked and struck Sby a boy. I told Mr. Russell aboat I this, and he told me he had heard -about it. Mr. Russell gave me a Sticket and I laid it on the table and -Mr. Charles Ballard put it in the I box. Mr. Tannard gave me a badge. I did not want to take it, but Mr.i a ScJaman told me to take it, it would r protect me. S CRO5-EIAMINiED. 1 By Mr. Egan-Did not see Mr. · Pierson on the day of election. I saw bhim the day of the row in SNatbchitoches. Mr. Cuninlghsm told me he had nothmg to do wiramyop ar Srest. They did nothing to me. Mr. t Cunaingham told me that there was ja reportmadethat I was a spy. He j never told me who I was spyinog for. I am a shoemaker by trade. Nobody troubled me on the day of the Re Spublican meeting. I was not at the Smeeting. I was arrested on Monddy Safter the Maturday of the meeting between 9 and 10 o'elock. I heard Sthat there bad been a skirmish at e ti Sdirt bridge before my arrest, but can e not say who was skimiahing. Iadid Snot know bat-what it *ra the lbitW I people Abhtiog betweeu: tipmsavea. a Mr. Jack was at t~e .ortop while I wg iuder ar . [im'p tive I saw bhii. (C tt.ueemiqublas.