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THE SECRET RECORDS.
How Republican Sleutb-Itounds
Hunted Democrats Out of Office.
Washington, October 21.—An official
of the Treasury Department, in the
course of an investigation recently which
necessitated the overhauling of some
dust-covered department records, came
unexpectedly upon several bushels of
papers which are a revelation of Republi
can methods in the palmy days before
Civil Service became even a hope. The
documents, from which quotations are
made below, are the official records of
the Treasury, and are an interesting
legacy from the grand party which
is now seeking restoration to
power upon the "glory of its past
history," and its "unexampled record."
The documents exhibit a condition of
affairs unparalled in the history of parti
san warfare save am org the petty mon
archies of the Feudal Ages, when the
refusal to swear fealty meant instant
death. In these old records runs a story
of barbaric persecution that would never
be believed were it not that the black
lists stand over tbe dreaded signatures
of those Republican executioners who
swung the official ax. Human sleuth
hounds were kept in training by the
Treasury Department to prosecute a
tireless hunt for evidence against the
employees. And where no direct or even
indirect proof could be found that a
clerk held views other than Republican
a suspicion that he had a leaning towards
Democratic principles was sufficient to
THESE WERE THE REASONS.
Such was the relentless energy with
which these cold-blooded persecutors
nosed out their victims that no consider
ation for long years of duty, faithful ser
vice or manifest ability averted for a
moment the official guillotine. Old and
valuable clerks were discharged because
they had "no Republican influence;" be
cause they were "Democrats;" because
"appointed by Copperhead influence;"
because "recommended by Johnson."
Such fatal qualifications as those were
much more than enough to drive the most
valuable clerk from the service. But
when the Department had been pretty
well cleansed of these dangerous parti
sans it became necessary to satiate the
craving of more greedy Republicans, and
further search was made for clerks of
doubtful faith. Then it was that the
most astonishing excuses were invented
for continuing the beheading to make
room for Administration workers. One
woman was quickly discharged after
years of bard and faithful service be
cause she was "a rebel and of a very
bitter Washington family." The head
of another fell because he was
a " Southern sympathizer." An
other's because he was a "border
ruffian during the Missouri troubles."
Still another was discharged because he
was tbe newspaper "correspondent of
the National Intelligencer." Many were
got rid of because it was learned tbat
they read Democratic newspapers, and
several fell under tbe axe simply be
cause they had bet on the election of
Democratic candidates. And in the case
of George Barry, a faithful and valuable
clerk in the Bureau of Statistics, the axe
fell because he "swallowed the New York
World, advertisements and all."
This is only a chapter in their intermin
able story of outrageous partisanship
which marked the Republican depart
mental reign of terror at Washington
during the years following the war. Many
were the clerks who were put out simply
because they were "Irish," and many
there were who were removed only be
cause they had friends who were Demo
crats. The edict of the headsman was
final and beyond appeal. Wholesale dis
charges were made on the whispered sus
picions of Republican heelers, and no
evidence was too slight to warrant dis
missal. These are facts, and the unsa
vory legacy left by the party of "unex
ampled record" is on file among the
archives of the nation—a disgrace and a
shame to the men who held the reins of
A RECORD TO BE PROUD OF.
Here is a copy of one of the documents
headed: "List of ladies in Mr. Neale's
division, Register's Office, who are op
posed to the present Administration:"
Mrs. C. Lawrence, no claim; doubtful.
Mrs. Hoe, from Virginia; no claim.
Mrs. Johnson ; no claim.
Mrs. Julia Sidmonds, Baltimore, Md.;
Miss Emma Cuppy, Democrat.
Mrs. Mary Kiliarol; no claim; ap
pointed by Copperhead influence.
Mrs. Laura Martin; no claim; appoint
ed by Copperheadi nfluence.
Miss Micklin; no claim; no Republi
Miss Fannie Cordero; no claim.
Mrs. Borro; put in by Johnson.
Mrs. Payne; put in by Johnson.
Miss Lizzie Stewart, of Delaware; put
in by Saulsbury and no claim.
By "no claim" is meant that the clerk
was not of "the faith." It made no dif
ference how faithful and competent she
was. Mrs. Borro's offense, like Mrs.
Payne's, was in haviDg had President
Johnson's indorsement. Every one of
these ladies was dismissed, as shown by
the records of the department, and not
one of them was permitted to say a word
in her own behalf. Several of the dis
missals entailed great suffering and dis
tress upon families dependent upon one
poor woman for support.
Here is another list of employees
whose heads fell under the axe of merci
less Republican persecution:
David V. Ventrer, in Comptroller of
Currency's office, is a Connecticut Cop
perhead from Haddam, Conn. His wife
keeps a boarding-school in New York,
and has always supported herself.
Mrs. Sophie Kroehl, Register's office,
Neale's Division. Rebel or Democrat
Miss Annie J. Shirley is a Virginia
Democrat. She is in the Division of
Records and Files (Library).
Miss Helen R. Stanford, in same
division (Library), is a Rebel and from a
very bitter old Washington family. Miss
Stanford has a half-brother in the Inde
pendent Treasury, named Charles W.
Sandy, who has occupied a position in
the Treasury since 1865.
Miss Metta C. Sparnick is a bitter
Miss E. M. Colcord is reported as a
bitter Copperhead; in the Internal
THEY WERE MARKED TO 00.
The following headed "Second Comp
troller's office," is a list of clerks marked
to go. Some of these clerks, as the list
shows, were charged with being "Demo
crats or Federalists;" one with being a
"Buchanan man even now;" another
with being "thirty years in the Depart
ment," as if that were a crime, and still
another with having made some remark
about the sermons he had heard in
SECOND COSIPTrOL T ,KB's OFFICE.
George D. Abbott, class 4, Southern
sympathizer, thirty years in Depart
ment, worth $00,000 and anti-Adminis
Norton Spencer, class 3, anti-Adminis
L. C. Buckingham, class 2, anti-
THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 4, 1888
J. It. Motley, class 3, border ruffian
during Missouri troubles.
S. Purrington, class 3, Southern sym
J. H. Huston, class 2, strong Democrat
or Federalist; Buchanan man even now.
D. Potts, class 2, Democrat, Johnson
W. C. Flenne, class 2, Democrat, John
M. B. Goodwin, class 2, Democrat,
Johnson man; correspondent National
A. P. Munson, class 2, Johnson
J. L. Cathcart, class 3, Johnson, Sey
mour and Blair Democrat.
B. B. French, class 4, Johnson Demo
crat, and writing poetry against Congress
after the failure of the impeachment.
D. L. Hubbard, class 4, Democrat.
F. A. Jenkins, class 4, Democrat.
N. Lemon, class 4, Democrat.
G. H. Edwards, class 3, Democrat be
fore the November election; since strong
Republican, but bet on Seymour and
J. H. Sieffert, class 2, left Dr. Butler's
church on account of "too much nigger
preaching"—didn't like the political ser
W. Chambers, chief messenger, John
son, Seymour and Blair Democrat.
H. Bronaugh, Democrat and John
EVERY ONE DISMISSED.
Not a single one of these clerks was
left. They were put out of the Comp
troller's office for no other reason than
that they were Democrats. One of
their contemporaries — the only one
left of all then in his branch of
the service—says : "They were a very re
spectable body of gentlemen and attended
only to the work of the office. They
were not politicians and did not talk
politics. Some of them were 'gentlemen
of the old school,' who had spent the
best years of their life in the public ser
vice." The records show to-day that,
with three exceptions, they were all dis
missed. J. B. Motley, a most compet
ent clerk and upright gentlemen, wis
permitted to "resign." Spencer, Buck
ingham, Burington, Houston, Potts, Cat
heart. Hubbard, Lemon, Chambers and
Bronaugh were removed the same day,
May 10, 1869—hustled out of the Depart
ments as if they had been highway rob
bers, and for the reasons alleged "in the
PERFORMING A NOBLE SERVICE.
Here is an interesting sample of how
business was done:
Washington, D. C, April 2(i, 1889.
Hon. Thos. L. Tullock, Chief Appoint
ment Bureau, U. 8. Treasury:
Sir : We, the undersigsod, a com
mittee of Post No. 1, G. A. R., having
been appointed to examine into the poli
tical status of the messengers and
watchmen of the United States Treasury,
and if found necessary, to recommend
the removal of those who are undeserving
of a position under the Government by
reason of either disloyalty, Demrcracy or
want of citizenship, report the following
persons and respectfully but earnestly
urge their removal and the appointment
of loyal soldiers and sailors to fill their
positions. Respectfully, yours,
F. W. Sanborn, \
N. B. Pittman, V Committee.
N. Tralsne, )
George Alkon, Mess., Register, Dem
Ed. McMannies, Mess.,3d Auds., rank
Copperhead, twenty-five years in Gov
ernment employ. Proof, F. Courtney.
Richard Donovan, Mess., Statistical
John Graves, Mess., Register, rank
W. Chambers, Chief Mess., 2d Comps.,
Democrat. Proof, "The Office."
Jno. McCormick, Mess., 2d Comps.,
Democrat. "Clerk's Pay Branch."—
W. J._ Hay, Watchman, Democrat.
Also claimed Johnson as his "guiding
star." Certificates to that effect signed
by W. H. Keil.
Louis Gill, Watchman, Internal
Revenue, disloyal. Proof, Geo. J. Wood,
corner Seventeenth stroet and Pennsyl
vania avenue, over drug store.
Michael Flamming, Mess., sth Auds.,
Democrat. Proof, Wilder, same office.
VERY OFFENSIVE PARTISANS.
As a result of the pernicious system
which made it a crime for public servants
to have political opinions of their own,
the people's offices were soon filled with
howling heelers and offensive, shouting
partisans, whose superabundant zeal
in the work of "spotting" Demo
crats was not only encouraged
but rewarded by tbeir superiors at the
expense of tbe public treasury. As a
consequence, these partisans flourished
and grew vigorous and strong and bold
in nearly every bureau, division and
sub-division of the Executive Depart
ments. They were unscrupulous in their
methods and reckless in their charges.
In many instances the partisan degener
ated into the blackmailer.
The following is an interesting speci
men from the archives of the Treasury
Department. It is headed "Statement
showing the Politics and Standing of
various clerks in the Treasury Depart
ment, carefully prepared from personal
knowledge by Radical Clerks." It is
a savage assault upon several Treas
ury officials whose merit and record
had secured tbeir advancement from the
lowest to the highest rounds of the lad
der, among them Mr. J. Wesley Smith,
who is to-day an attorney of Washington
City, a man of character, means and ex
cellent social standing—certainly a man
of acknowledged ability. Said the "Rad
ical Clerks" of Mr. Smith: "J. Wesley
Smith, Chief Clerk of the Second Comp
troller's office, was a member of the
Johnson Department Club, is a Demo
crat of the deepest dye—approach
ing a rebel. He is unfit for his place,
a fool, and is not supported by a single
Congressman from this State.
HEINOUS CRIMES WERE THESE.
And here is their estimate of an emi
nently respectable gentleman, who, like
his parents before him, lived in the esteem
and honor of all who knew him in
Georgetown: "J. R. Nourse, Chief of
Loan Division, a Democrat and a native
of tbe District of Columbia. Pretends to
be Grant and Colfax, but would have
been Seymour and Blair. He is a sneak
and deceitful —keeps a ring of Secesb
clerks in the office, and will unless re
moved. He must be rooted out."
Here is another interesting list:
"\V. Runnion, bet on the success of the
G. Barry, bet on tbe success of the
J. H. Robinson, rank Copperhead.
W. W. Wiley, rank Copperhead.
Mason, rank Copperhead.
W. De Kraft, rank Copperhead.
A. G. Campbell, rank Copperhead.
P. D. Barron, Johnsonite and Delmar
J. V. Coburn, supporter of Johnson's
Charles Clark, supporter of Johnson's
J. H. K. Wilcox, Johnsonite and Del
— Leech, wrote political articles in
favor of Seymour and Blair for the In
telligencer during last campaign.
Every one of these clerks were dis
missed the service. The report had its
HOW IT BRED HYPOCRITES.
Those who were not of the Republican
faith bad no means oi escape unless
they played the part of hypocrites
and expressed "bold, outspoken,
vigorous Republican sentiments." They
dared not assert their Democracy and
they dared not keep it quiet, for in the
latter event they were hustled out for
want of partisanship. The system was
well calculated to put a premium on
hypocrites, liars and frauds. Under it
it was not even safe to be conservative,
for conservatism was considered a crime.
The following testimony shows this.
The witness is Charles F. Herring, who
was Deputy Second Auditor of the
Treasury Department, )
Second Auditor's Office, April 30, 1369.)
Sirs—At the request of a number of clerks I
would respectfully submit the following ttate
ment in regard to D. H. Lusk, a clerk iv this
office, removed to take effect this day:
Mr. Lusk has been iv charge of the Division
of Paymasters' Accounts of this office for the
past six year-, and the geutlemen in whose bc
nalf this statement is made have been daily as
sociated with him for from three to six years,
and by reason ol such intercourse have had a
good opportunity of knowing his "political"
They state without hesitation that during all
o. this time Mr Lusk has been known and con
sidered to be a Democrat, and not In sympathy
with the Republican party or its principles.
He was an earnest advocate of McClellan for
President in 1804, spoke opei ly and in admir
ation of Heister Clymer for Governor of Penn
sylvania, that his declarations bave always
bofu of a so-called ' conservative" character,
and against the principles of Republicanism
and its representative men All of which
statements they stand ready to verify if called
upon Respectfully yours,
Charles F. Herrini;, of Natick, Mass.
Hon George H. Boutweli, Secretary-Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
DISCHARGED IN SPITE OF ALL.
Herring, to make his case stronger
with the Secretary, who was from Mass
achusetts, aud having no doubt, tbe
usual modicum of State pride, promul
gates the fact that he is "of Natick, Mass."
At all events, D. H. Lusk was dismissed
upon his say-so. Paymaster-General
Brice went to inquire into tbe case, and
the clerk himself appealed, as was his
right, to the Secretary, alleging that his
record was good and that political
reasons alone had been the cause of his
dismissal. The Secretary sent this auto
graph to Vanderbilt, the Appointment
Gen. Brice desires that the,case of Mr.
Lnsfc, Second Auditor's office, may not
be acted on adversely till after Monday
next. G. 8. B.
Vanderbilt, however, wanted no Demo
crats iv the service, and he wrote:
Note—The gentlemen in the office with Mr.
Lusk are unanimously of opinion that he i»,
and always was a Democrat There is do dif
ference of opinion among them on this subject.
April 21,1369. H. 8. Vanderbilt.
Apparently poor Lusk was the only
Democrat in the Second Auditor's
office —either that or Democrats were not
counted with "the gentlemen in the
office," as the gentlemen were unani
mously of the epinion that Lusk was a
Washington, April 17,1869.
Hon. J.S. Morrill:
Dear Sir—l have this eveniDg received ray
discharge as first-class clerk in the office of the
Second Auditor of the Treasury. Will you
oblige me by ascertaining the cause, as I under
stand that most of the discharges have been
made from political motives. Very truly, your
obedient servant, J. F. Tenney-.
This is indorsed:
Wi'l Mr. Tullock inform me.' Mr. Morrill is
waiting. G. S. B.
"G. S. B." are the initials and in the
handwriting of George S. Boutwell, the
Secretary. He asks Tullock to let him
know about TenLy's discharge—whether
it was for political reasons or not. It so
happened that it was, but they didn't
know that Tenny had a friend in Senator
Morrill. Had he been a Republican "for
certain," no matter how incompetent in
other respects, he would not have been
THEY BET THE WRONG WAY.
As was the head of the office, so were
the subordinates. If Herring went gun
ning for Democrats, the smaller fish were
expected to follow his example. Byway
Treasury Department, )
Second Auditor's Office, May 3,1869 i
Sib: We, tbe undersigned, clerks in the Sec
ond Auditor's office, United States Treasury,
having associated with G. H. Paulsen, late
cierk in said office, for from one to five years
past, respectfully submit the following state
ment in regard to the political opinions and
sentiments held by him, as gatherod from his
ren.arks and criticisms on the speeches and
acts of public men In and out of Congress, and
upon written articles In the public press.
We have ever regarded Mr. Paulsen as a
Democrat; and especially since the rupture be
tween President Johnson and Congress he has
been outspoken in advocacy of the policy of the
former as against that of the latter; and wo have
never entertained a doubt of his entire sym
pathy with the opposition to Congress in the re
construction of the Rebel States.
T. C. Smart,
F. D. Conelly,
C. H. HUMPHBEYS,
H. T. Hibst,
J. S. Buchanan,
A. M, Read,
John C. Farcjuhar,
Hon. K. B. French, Second Auditor United
States Treasury, Washington, D. C.
This letter was indorsed: "Respect
fully forwarded.—E. B. French."
This letter shows how a Democrat, even
if a faithful clerk, had to go:
Treasury Department, j
Second Auditor's Office, 1886.)
I have always considered Mr. Wilmer a Dem
ocrat. He certainly talked in favor of that
party, and during the campaign last Fall made
two bets in favor ol the election of Seymour
and Blair. Still he has alwygs been attentive
to his duties and a good clerk.
Geo. G. Colby.
I Indorse the above.
John W. Lugenbell.
It was enouggh that Wilmer was "con
sidered" a Democrat. Suspicion was
sufficient; and upon suspicion he was
turned out of the service, although the
witnesses who "considered" him a Dem
ocrat testify that he had "always been
attentive to his duties and a good clerk."
INSOLENCE OF SUBORDINATES.
The viciousness of the system which
gave places to those who were without
merit or claim other than their activity
and zeal, and which put a premium upon
partisanship, was manifest in the dis
loyalty, insolence and insubordination of
subordinate to superior. Mental and
moral qualifications were not considered
if the applicant had the necessary "po
litical pull," as that was tbe sole pass
port to punlic office. The subjoined evi
dence shows how true this is and relates
to a man who rendered long service in
the Treasury Department, Mr. David W.
Mahon, of Pennsylvania, who went up
from the ranks by well-merited promo
tion until he attained the post of First
Auditor of the Treasury. He was the
personal friend of General Simon Cam
eron, as well as of his son, Senator Don
Cameron, and of Colonel John W. For
ney, and was esteemed by President
Buchanan. One of bis subordinates,
writing to T. L. Tullock, Appointment
Clerk oi the Treasury, under date of
April 19,1869, says:
I trust while jou aro making removals nf all
A. J. and Copperhead men you will not oml
Mr. David Mahon, the Chief Clerk of the First
Auditor's office, whom I know to be a man
tarr'd with the same brush as tho above-named
class. Mr. Mabon has always been a strong
Democratic Johnson man, and some few
mouths since was instrumental in having two
clerks removed from his office because they
won d not indorse Andy Johnson's policy.
Their names are Cartrell and Atkinson. He
has men in his office who think and have
spoken the same way with himself, and is
anxious to keep those men in office. I have al
ready given yon tbeilr names. I am indorsed
by such men as Senator v.. D. Morgan, Ira
Harris, General J. Al Logan, A. M. Clapp, Con
gressional Printer; General Spinner and others,
with Mr. Finney, Third Auditor, and C. C.
Bnugh, First Anditoh. 1 am, retpuct.iu.lv yours,
etc. R.G. Hill.
With the letter be sent a paper giving
the names of his fellow-employees who,
in his judgment, should be retained or
THEY WEMK BLACKMAILERS.
It is not a matiet of surprise that this
sort of partisan malignity was conducive
to the generation of a lot of vipers, known
generally to mankind as blackmailers.
Tiiese persons degraded and debauched
the service and filled the air with their
clamorings and vaporing*, annoying and
arresting those who were peacefully do
ing the work of the Government.
The following letters are indeed well
worth perusal. These poor fellows were
turned out becluse of the newspapers
Washington, D. C, June 10, 1809.
Bon. Tho*. t. Tiillock, Chief of Appointment
Sib-We, the undersigned, a committee of
the 8. A. X., respectfully ask ihe removal oj
the following named clerks in the office of the
Second Comptroller, for tho reasois attached
to each name:
John Houston, s|econd-class clerk, was an old
Federalist, afterwards a Democrat aud personal
friend of James Buchanan.
N. Lemon was a L Southern sympathizer, mar
ried into a strongly disloyal Virginia family,
and has the reputation of being a Copperhead,
of which we think there Is little doubt. His
associations and the papers ho takes convince
us that he is not in accord with the Adminis
Goodwin was a correspondent of the National
Intelligencer, was a strong advocate of the Dem
ocratic party, and now holds another position
under the Government in the Educational
Hubbell is a Democrat.
F. W. S.vnbobn, Chirman.
Alien Wright, Secretary.
Houston, tr]e "old Federalist, after
wards a Democrat;" Lemon, who read a
Democratic pAper; Goodwin and Hub
bell and, in fact, all on the list, were
turned out, and the records show it.
BECAUSE READ THE " WORLD."
Here is a most serious charge and un
fortunate Ban|y was discharged. After
reading this report his head can almost
be heard falling in the basket:
"George Barry, a Copperhead em
ployed in Statistical Bureau. Barry has
been, and is yet, a bitter Copperhead;
he is one of those that during the war
swallowed the New York World, adver
tisements and all."
Such is thej record against Mr. Barry.
He was put gut.
There was an intensely bitter feeling
towards citizens of foreign birth, espe
cially against those of Irish and German
nationality. So intense was the preju
dice against Irish Catholics that duriag
all the years from the close of the war to
the inauguration of President Cleveland
not one Irish Catholic was appointed to
an office of prominence in the Treasury
Department If by chance there ever
was one whb held the post of Chief of
Bureau, even tradition has not preserved
his name. Here is a list which charges
certain employees with "the crime" of
being Irish or German! Think of it!
Think how the old party, claiming to-day
to be and to have always been the friend
and champion of the Irish, and of Irish
Catholics, suffered its agents and high
officials to persecute clerks, some of
whom had fought for freedom at the
price of blood, because they were
"Irish," "Old Democrats," and "Ro
manists!" This list is a shocking exam
ple of the intolerance, the bigotry, the
narrowness, the shameless hypocrisy of
the Republican party:
BECAUSE THEY WERE IRISH.
"John Lowry, of the Register's office,
is reported as an 'Irishman; a bitter
Democrat/ and as one who 'tore up Rad
. "Edward Schenck, Register's office,
German, a bitter Democrat, and no claim
upon the Republican party.
"Phelarj, Irish; oH Democrat. For the
protection of radical clerks you must put
this man out. Send for rad. clerks.
"Henry Murray, Irish messenger, Re
gister's office, a cop. Got into a quarrel
with Nanjjy, colored, a religions, faithful
And then the advice comes to put out
Murray, the Irish messenger, and put
"Nancy, colored, a religious woman," in
his place. James Ryan, of the Sixth
Auditor's; office, an upright, kind and in
offensive man, and a faithful clerk, was
reduced grade by grade from $1,800 down
to the lowest grade because be was "low
Irish and a Romanist." So mortified
and distressed was he by these repeated
insults, meant to degrade him, that he
actually died at his desk, and some of
the "radical clerks" who wanted "pro
tection" against such as he and
Phelan,said in passing by: "Well, Ryan,
you have got an Irish hoist." As shown
by the register of the department, John
Lowry was turned out. Here is his sen
tence : "Removed April 30, 1869 " cop
ied word for word. Edward Schench,
because forsooth he was a foreign-born
citizen, or "German and bitter Demo
crat," as he was branded, was turned out
the sanje day—Aprii 30, 1809. Phelan
who was reported an an "old Democrat,"
and consequently "no account," was dis
missed with Lowry and Schenck, Here
is the record in cold ink: Removed
April 30,1869. Henry Murry went out a
month latter, May 31, 1869, having been
allowed the gracious privilege of
AS TO CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENTS.
Unfortunate was the employee who
did nop deliver up a part of his salary to
help tbe "good cause." Such alone "was
branded, and unless he had powerful
"influence" and "backing," his place
was taken. The Department, being full
of partisans, did not lack spies who re
ported those who failed to contribute.
This is the way the spies and monitors
worked their end of the line:
,'Bubeau of Statistics. April 3,1869.
C. S. Mixter. Acting Chief Clerk, was one of
Del roar's particular or special tools. Said last
Fall that he was a conservative and opposed to
radicalism. When he received circulars last
Full asking him to contribute money to carry on
the campaign, he threw it on the floor in the
presence of Dr. Nichols, and said that he would
not gire one cent towards such a cause. Said
last Fall he was going home to vote the whole
Democratic ticket. He was the prlucipal man
in netting up Delmar's electioneering tables,
for which tbe Intelligencer complimented him
highly- He is seemingly working to the inter
est of Delmar yet, in trying to get oat every
Republican in the bureau who disagreed with
him (Delmar). For a full statement of his po
litical character I would respectfully refer you
to J. K. P. Gleeson, Mr. Grangrewer and Mr.
Jordan, of this office; also Dr. Nichols.
The "Mr. Gangrewer" referred to was
A. M. Gangewer, who was afterwards
promoted to be Deputy Third Auditor of
the Treasury, and held the office until
Mr. Manning asked for his resignation.
HE PAID THE PENALTY PROMPTLY.
Occasionally an employee, maddened
by repeated efforts to rob him of bis
salary, wrote his mind to the Assessment
Committee, but it went hard with him
and his head rolled in the basket.
He is an instance:
Union Congressional Republican)
Executive Committee, >
Washington, D. C, August 18, 1870.)
Cfimmittec—Henry Wilson, President; J. H.
Plait, ]r, Secretary; Simon Cameron, Zacharish
Chundler, Fred A. Sawyer, B. F. Rice, John H.
Kclcham, John A. Logan, Aaron A. Sargent, J.
H. Clendening, Assistant Secretary; Wm. 8.
//. B Vantlerbilt, Esq., Chief Appointment Room,
Sib: The enclosed copy of letter from H. G.
Trader, of First Auditor's offiice, Is referred to
you for your information.
If he had replied that he was unable, to con
tribute anything, we would have replied that
hl« answer was satisfactory.
We consider his letter as a gratuitous insult
and send you the within copy, that you may
know the kind of a man he is. Kespoctfuliy,
Jamks H. Platt, Jr., Secretary,
And this is the fatal letter.
Treasury Department, (
First Auditui: s Office, Aug. 15, 1870.)
./. U. Platt:
Sir—r have received your note requesting the
sum of $12 as tax on my salary as first-class
clerk In this office. I would state that it is as
much as I can do to live anyhow, and to give
away ■13 to persons having ten times whatii
have, His something 1 don't intend to do. 1
certainly -hall not "have the pleasure of aiding
tlie cause" at the cost of my own convenience
If you must have It, collect it the best way you
can. Very respect!ully, H O. Trader.
Trader's refusal to contribute cost him
his head. He was dismissed five da> s
after the Flatt letter of August 15th to
Appointment Clerk Vanderhilt. They
didn't give him much time. Here is an
exact copy of his dismissal, signed by
William A. Richardson, Acting Secre
tary of the Treasury:
Treasury Department, August 20,1870.
Sin—Your services as a clerk in the office of
the First Auditor of the Treasury are no longer
required. Very rcspec fully,
li. li. Trader. Wm. A. Richardson,
ELECTION LEAVES FOR ALL.
Every employee in the service was ex
pected to go home and vote the Repub
lican ticket and to that end "leave of ab
sence for election purposes" was given
him, no matter how long he might have
been absent during the year.
This is the printed blank that was filled
out for everybody who evinced the
slightest desire to go home and put his
shoulder to the wheel for the Republican
Sir—As recommended by you, leave of
: absence for , from , is
: granted Mr. , In your ofiice, for :
: election purposes in .
I am, very respectfully,
As a consequence of this system many
of the employees were absent from their
duties sixty and ninety days in a year.
In one bureau alone the absence during
a year averaged ninety-three days for
each employee. A clerk who did not ask
for "election leave" was put down as a
Democrat and' 'spotted." In a great many
instances the leave was granted to uncon
scionable rascals, who used the time for
prolonged debauches, and "after putting
in a good time," they returned to the de
partments gloriously "full" of good tid
ings about the "grand victories" and
triumphant Republican majorities which
they had helped to roll up at the late
election in their State.—[N. Y. World.
At Tipies Indicated.
Mori day, November sth.
T. S. Scofield, J. Carpenter and others.
Cor. Rose and Davis streets. Speakers
TO THE TJNFOBTCNATF.
■HL Corner of Commercial,
■URlVHMIYsfam B * ll Francisco, Cal. Es-
In 1854, for
of Sexual and
HS U Gonorrhea, Gleet
HBtilenre, Syphilis In all
ness, Impotency and Lost Manhood permanent
ly eared. The sick and afflicted should not fail
to call npon him. The Doctor has traveled ex
tensively in Europe' and inspected thoroughly
the various hospitals there, obtaining a great
deal of valuable information, which he is com
petent to impart to those in need of his services.
The Doctor cures where others fall. Try him.
DR. GIBBON will mako no charge unless he
effects a cure. Persons at» distance CURED AT
HOME. All communications strictly confiden
tial. All letters answered in plain envelopes,
Bend ten dollars for a package of medicine.
Call or write. Address DR. J. F. GIBBON, Box
1957, San Francisco, Cal.
Mention Los Angeies Hebald. 07-l
OARBIAOES, WMHtin, BTO.
spring and Farm Wifini
48 and 50 N. Los Angeles St.,
Los Anoeles, Gal. nl-sf
FOR FINE BUGGIES
Tbe Farm Implement Deals*.
44 to 48 N. Los Angeles st. Los Angeles.
Furniture and Carpets.
W. 8. AIiLBN, ;
38 and 84 Mouth Spring St.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers la
OF ALL KINDS,
At Lowest Possible Rates.
814, 816 and 818 South Sprlnr >t~,
06-tf Bet Third and Fourth Sts."
Restaurant and Oyster Parlors,
41 ana 48 North Main Street.
MP** PRIVATE ROOMS apstalrs for ladles
snd families, where meals will be served la tho
ol6tf JERRY ILI.ICH, Proprietor.
Clothing- and Furnishing tioode.
SATCHELS, CLUB BAS?,
Everything for All
At 10 South Spring- Street.
ABERNETHY & TAFT.
Wood and Lumber Yards.
Wagon Material, Ha-rd wood,
Blacksmiths' Coal and Tools,
Cabinet Woods, etc.
JOHN WIGMORE & 00.
13 and 14 South Los Angeles street.
WILLAMETTE STEAM MILLS
Lumber and Manufacturing
Formerly the Oregon Lnmber Company.
Oregon Pine and California Redwood Lnmber
of every description at their new yard oa
Date, Chaves and Mission streets. We have a
fine stock of Laths, Pickets, Shingles and Fin
ishing Lnmber of a superior quality. We are
also prepared to fill orders on short notice for
building materials ot every description.
PartJcclar attention paid to orders lor an
usual lengths and dimensions.
nl-tf J. A. RUBS. Agent.
MAIN OFFICE AMD YABD—
Corner First and Alameda Street*,
LOS ANGELES, CAL,
East Lot Angeles Lumber Yard, cor. Hoff and
Washington-street Lumber Yard, cor. Washing
ton street and Grand avenue.
Garvanza Lumber Yard, Garvanza. oZStt
J. A. Hkndseson Preside nt 7
J. E. Sanaa Vice-Pres. and Treaa,
Wm. F. Marshall Secretary.
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL.
Office and yard, 180 East First St., Lot Angelas,
J. M. GRIFFITH COMPANY,
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Stairs,
Newell Posts and mill work of every descrip
tion, and dealers in Lime, etc,
538 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles.
Mill and Lumber Company,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
Yards at San Pedro (Wharfj, Los Angelas
(Main office), Pomona, Pasadena, Pnenta, La
msnda, Monrovia, Azusa, Glendora, Lords
Planing Mills at Los Angeles, Pomona, Mon
CO-OPEEATIVE LDMBEE COMPANY
BTS I*. Main St., Los Angeles.
This company is now prepared to receive or
ders for all descriptions of lnmber, railroad
ties, piles, shingles, laths, etc.
Subscriptions for stock, which will be taken
at par for lumber at COST PRICE, will be re
A. C. Fisn, BTS N. mala St.
W. A. VANDEBCOOK. 275 N. Main.
J. C. MERRILL, 113 W. First.
0. A. SUMMER A CO., 54 N. Mala.
POMEROY A GATES, 16 Court st.
C. B. RIPLEY Pasadena.
ELLIS A SIMPSON, Pasadena. o2otf
Western Lnmber Co.
Cor. Ninth and San Peuro Streets.
LI IIBKK of all be had at this rare.
d. a. boibll. a. ——
Lumber and Building- Material.
Yard corner Main and Jefferson Sts.,
Telephone No. 745. Lo* Angeles, CaL
PERRY, MOTT & COS
AND PLANING MILLS,
No. 76 Commercial Street. al4t