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Indianapolis Indiana State Sentinel (Newspaper) - January 05, 1875, Indianapolis, IndianaVol. Xxiv no. 22.indianapolis, tuesday january 5, 1375. Whole ,782black and inve8tiqations. The committee on Louisiana. A Oklean Jan. 1.�?the Roblet of police a c a re Tab tidied that he Lead info Ina limit those Persona who were elected or cd to be would go to the state House n Kush oreo As to to Able to install and tha Jot who a i the duly Elcied a that . A Zeini Only Tonsi Board people and if nobody 1 there would be do diff one who would Atlin stated that they had Clad inc Piiper numeral Tho Bro Iirth of the \v1 not him in never called on Ibi a Mckott of f cause he was not a lawyer. About Twenty negroes voted at the Box whore to was and Here was no intimidation. What off ill Elib there was a Salust the Whites Ras because of bad local government. The a publican police jury issued i certificates , Wirich twin Leo pie now Hare to inv. They hold the re pull party account Alile. They feel that they i been almost mined by committee Anjou Leet at the custom Huus at ii i the Vicksburg committee. Was appointed Ziilch position voted the the Onria Muci. . Many c lord Yeook to. D la bit i ally Dur a election. W. They la last he did a Charity Pratti <1� pm i did or that the e had Boa bad been i pm Cople this if lice vital out Bui recognized it placed Istrail de by Hii his former Conn iter Many uni feeling grew i impossible win to the it of the Miller was e office of ourt in im7. The d affairs to filled three 01 r to the origin of Tbs 1 stated that for some a a Whites Mado earn Fri Ito Thoni Selvia to the a specially with refer in. By holding Ovorn them to vote Willi iting some of them Loi Isrul attempts this Kinc the Community that ii Loci Plato that element that the Prev Odin i continually in Simec of Fth car 9 and that the late municipal election the being in its incipient by did not it it. T he republicans prior to ibis n Small majority. He knew of 1 the officers charged election. He knew Bro ubut Here about that a Persaud sold to the cations Ler Aliy Winchester rifles or Over poverty Tulve in number Ith proceed the Lillis Upan i bad Loai a Irge Portio lid Tho City \ if tills Cal. Sheri to the committee of Louisiana. Few the White lag he a it Onditi it from gov. Kill too to Ohk of Mil tit new of eans Jan. 2.�?the Congress Mimi Lee met at 11 a. M. At Tho cd Juse. Charleas. Abell Secretary of Tilg Baard was Tho first witness c blvd been called non nothing by indent urging ?1 is be a ont Here i Imit Teo being Upo believing 4hn elected ingot the Board tile minutes end Broadi furling 3v. To was Glrst apis Intel by n j Iben elected twice. Furling a the legislature that a Hundred re killed near the Pemberton was untrue. At the August i Dolored men Irene elected tool lice. Ight desirable of Bei in office lie Crin with ii t think a want of imn of the depreciated Vali was Proi Frlj applied t heard the s discussed Phelps what Board when protests v Board Abell the Board s by uie he Lac Board. Upper if the White racs to Tho of Hites wore their natural ene i moments of cruel Flint of on the Blacks the Obj dec. And thai them 10 Only Saafi by was party. Every ii itly kept to. Had voted the leaders Baird a tickets or Eise depositing the Theiu. This state Olaf ced a color Hue Tai u hit is de. That it Wai Metto coalesce with the new to participated his firm has a in w va., and evil goods Bere. Their am Dell Ned from a Sale old 00,000ti Isham Joni of Assumption Testi Tio Wasa Republican lie did not re Public a in 1872. He Causo i not it Lilile with those of Itiat Par a Titi of. The election w Law our Imd Hitmi mor the Whites of Mississippi icbms the Ietti hat they Dara probably of their ova be. To Beni conspiracy Oil vials to s Belc the coloured j input to punish a a White jurors t eved that there t Rosov and the the i Leople. The coloured Komi any had Pickel 1 the Vero no and wife ind the lit liens. Crosby i Cardo Tai us those Searchi Lud Charles Peli numb indignation is by Dencel Ledin the c unities. At ties urges agreed to prod 1 the supervisor s papiers in the cases of to .1 , As also t 1 compiled a Tatem enl Charle. F the do not i Fellows. Thi will be take ample and to say what right. Wei promises. Signe the Witni from his a Olivei thought that Goveri advised Hin to in act he saw ill civil letter Page Static had 3 sup t Khoii mlss., dec. A 1574. Any Compromise with the Veri Iori it Sourbeck. B get a your Relief. They will �th8 be ter Iron Crosb Liecty. Capi. E v pariah is 1 bed the mixed capt. Bilgor Lor or Uco Able t hiking by the polls saying. A inst the negro finally voted in sensor native ticket. The Wilness did t 001 Ide that Mimi Daviou. M. H. To Vitchell lied Kulver Parish a plainer by ouch pallor Savici that he had lived in that Parish Foi years. He was a Union Soldier. How but to fell it of Hie brother seemed very doubtless hoping b. Of Tho they uld assist to ill. The c ticket but he Miller had advised uld kill i a Kisburg c ions Hud t by the Rie Kles had Bee who had saddled Ulici 1 Friday december 4ih n the presence of leu lib voip Eifert jii3b, tax mayors As Deputy who lond and give him Possession Ith Lull auth Rily to discharge Crosby thought he was Entill i s that Crosby Light a apis into la Vicksburg Ivy nor s staff v they wore unti Hiie people Lof any pc. His that o ii Timony was uni to iring the Ala Alto a Frei Ard Learned Jacksi tha Porlant to had gone nut but without knowing a thing of the anticipated i rouble having i used from now Orleans. Seeing m collecting with arms be found that Thi trouble and ordered them into line a i Ign of terror did t set in until i the Coushatta Affan. Be was warned by friends to get away and left Coushatta with a relay of horses getting m Miles away. He went Back with two companies of United states troops and re Maine Ltd there unt after Tho election. He was not troubled because to never went out of a the sight of the troops without being Well mounted and Well armed. To had information that it was Tho it peso of the White i Page to drive out every White Republican and that they intended to got Possession of the government Paace Abiy if they could forcibly if they must. He knew it would not be eafe for hit to return there in the absence of United states troops. In Coushatta at the massacre six Whites were killed together with two be Corea. Others were soon alter Bung and he Conlen t Tell How Many but a Largo number. He had been four years a in Ember of Tho legislature. C. J. Greene of Lincoln Parish a lawyer by occupation and n native it it the South born in Alabama had lived in Hia Parish Many years. He was before Tho War very popular. About two years ago he went into politics with his father. He is a Republican Quot and Cinco that time has been socially Osife cited. Other White Republican a Are treated the same Way. He bad a brother in the Confederate army. His Fathi suited. He was a Republican but did vote at Tho last election. He believed that he had been ostracised. He named half dozen members of his family who bold of lace in the Parish. Charles Puckett auditor of Crai cages of ostracism that i More directed to individuals than men. During the recent Campaign Ebli was a red hot one he noticed some of the people gave him the 0. Id shoulder but be thought it was because they thought of Bolenb a tit old citizen should have voted with Tom. To thinks everybody voted who Wishod Toddeo. Thero was no intimidate Tho mass of voters. Any ill feeling which existed Wasmire Otid Aga Irist the loaders. The people req Tifrea the Parish judge to Resli ring issued Bis proclamation on the night of de Jar 7. When in charge of Crosby i told what Owens had said about him. Lie that oae i and the coloured people bad indo stood his Ord a. To had not in cited them to Homo into the town then. Again he a ditled that he had done so. His answers in reference to the card published Over his name were contradictory. The card was written by a Steilow la Jack Sou who signed Bis Nanio to in nut who had Mado it Brouger than to Crosby wanted in. But to admitted it was written at his request and circulated by Hia orders. Be Terai Packer and colonel Lee said Beu they saw the card that it was a a Ngo Rousky Likely to produce bad results. They were Bath ill the City on the Day of the fight but he Miller did not see them they had told hint they wore Here. The speculation office Here dated Back to Tho across i office of Crosby As county treasurer and Cardoza As circuit court clerk. The increase 01 taxation hero had been rapid and onor Inous. Now the entire of the state county Abd City was near a i percent. Redact sort had been in ado ii the rate of City taxation since Tho Democrat ii government has been elected. Tha former City governments since 1872 had been Republican. It was Dif cult to estimate the asses ments on lands outside of Tho City at their real value nearly every Case it Public Sale would not bring Tho assessed value. Tho lauds in the state to Lone the War per acre now Are Only Worth from 0 ?10. Tho Cail Finla Plantation on the Louisiana Side which sold before the War for 3100.000, sold recently for 516,000. He also Iii stained Casein Issaquena county. Largi bodies of land in this and the adjoin ing Eon ties Havo been abandoned by Tho owners or else forfeited to the Tito for taxes because of Tho Sive taxation. T hero Wii no secret political association among the Whites Here the tax Nayer s association was not a political Organ Zirion. There was no organization i est Bluh. A color Lino Neier had been. I know that this Leeling prevailed throughout the state but had not be taken shape. 1 doubtless would result la a poli Ileal Orga took the 1 in command. Being commis colonel of militia Cherry Street and Moc Oming in. A a Kormish lie no Roca Ficon be of think anybody was Hurt in the Skir Mish. After this to did not belie by danger and marched Tho men Back to Tho court House Anju told them to go. Home. He then Deli cd tha Oreana Natii Tho three military companies Hern merely repeated what col. Liller had already stated. The Day wifi or the ugh called on adjutant general Packer and told him to thought the Raullin ought t organized. After some Imbior tuning Packi said for col. Baird to a Ontl nue to Issi orders and if necessary antedate an order to cover those Baird had already issued. Packer told him that 1 bad the Day before Telic grabbed the Cornor that he bad commenced and the m 15. Witness Aski Ordor to the i 1 or dead halite . I witness i asked Hini in b militia and ill allot bold his told him r direct to Hau Superior officer had awkward position attack powerless to had issued any 1 be said that he had company in Radii that Hiu sending this instead of through thl placed him in Lia that some of Hall s me ing Force. Witness s impressions were that Tho orders to Hall were to help Rolna Tato Crosby. None of Hall s men or arms were tendered in defense of Tho City. Judge Moi res bad that order. He saw none of Fly la men on the Day of the fight. Witness gave no orders to search houses for arms. H heard that some houses had Bee searched and reported the fact to the mayor who promised to Stop it. The sunday night after Tho fight was reported that Trio negroes were congregating near pen Borton Mon i for the purpose of capturing Crosby hanging him. Hobent out a scout but found it was false but kept a few men Gether at the court House All Nicht. Is then there had been no alarm. To Belle that it was the intention of the negroes Tho 7lh of dec Enber to plunder the town. The committee by mourned till ten o clock tomorrow. The demo rail members of committee will request a Vornor Ames adjutant general Packer to summoned to i testify. Tho investigation will probably i i continue until Friday a Ith the added Quot duties it produce sue it i quire Ilko i f the by thl and file a Hieb came up be Duce the Minuti ird Dis App and Filkil with the before t red. Of the a Lutes stale at 1 . All the evid was written and papers in cach Case b Board. He could i papers sent to the Lebest 01 the wit s the action of the r persons ail papers c the right �?z1 the question sol he i �1. I am i it Iii oly anxious a Itzy to that should be 1 a a difficulty. Tittio al Niaud uld Nee showing these a Baugus the of the pariah of ook 1 the Xiste Quot last Ere pre por Milored electro u Large club in the Sci Libers of which were rated with the Douai lived of the a publican Aid tier re All bed the ii eth. Full 3uly. Tan led a Colo the poll v. Bei noted the ticket testified that b the third Ward a by be Doin ilk Eli Icil then i ado by both boards Rast them Wlsh the returns al this ii add by the Roku ruling Board Ani lied by the Din Cratie parly Wotli and details As i think could 1� rained i believe Cbeari registry the relative a a Light ived at. Till Ccu sus and rela and Blacks and id 1874 would throw and 1 Enbom Otthat a Iii cratic parishes lust of the former Able and their i a susceptible 01 proof. Allow it Mother Mode Likely to Aid in May Winslon Liat the returns of lfi72, like Lyn 1 widely Dicter in. Elb med by the demo Levi selves to taken a Vole of Inri of the 2s pariah 1 Board. Then to i Liiro red widely take the vote u this year the Urabalo will 1 a Iii Laletin Oligh soft no that the Comal the republicans lir full vote tint ally cast by it i. Asean be easily a a Ith othe is life Idt a 1 Rouge a Ith Ard Kellogg i d Icen Ige. W-1 adv i i Ople Tod the Ile tin. Pie Ubo that they got the imply. Me Teri 01 at the varieties Ali easier m Ai o a train As Lee did at Kalynn Rou a also spoke at tha Variet in sch was like that of Mcenery s spoke Sedil major i the North Carolina re Publ ought Forward to testify i a if published in his paper i e Roi inductions of those take country exchanges the Shreve Nat Cal a a a Ili Davit t 1 willed effect. A. H. Ice Vassee testified sided to Caddo Parish. To 1 who Volos the tic i ish 1 ostracised. He was asked de to the Legi replied g Board not by the popular l. W. Bak. Laed Llinat 111. In Sid ii in Bossier Puri i judge. To said that r Ilici is h Ivi. I of ostracised socially to lug testified tin to Kull a i ii to v Oricio Linig. Tru la Uris depress fit. Upon any Clivi Woi of Tho firn Peet Erri onto verse. Belli i you repress it 1 wintry 1, speaking Ihlder w its decision into this much Dis Ili it Iii or 1872, with id other proofs be i feel very strongly hould be determined in lying Quot a dont repro inset i Yoi in and they Wil Hill was Presont Hev left. The w Mut. Of the our Hundred end Tho Pul a payers learn in regard to hoi Dii but a us honest ily named Mont finely nine Ell three children ols. In Illy qum a 1� he Cor i coloured 1 fit to hold off cd. He color line was. One door negroes for h Jieme 0.-1-ind would sup sort to then exhibited the tax receipt the for which the Bank was Ane it 1 which in 1�.09 were �27 90 01 Mot 50 100, and Tho tax Rei Elpet e for 187a, in which the taxes w on a valuation of $7,40 1. To thou ease in taxes was caused by the Paye by in l,sii9. The Wii officials. Old out of luring tie is had been 13 and paid he difference ised by regard to the Ibec Cupil to his handling the i Good Bond. The poor Nouai Ivas probe by Worth 83,000. T pronounced Republican 1 ipoly. Liioi the Day of t by and Phi Illy Lead Bien re left them t. Whites Here 1 ens Ali Jiuu it that the ii Kkt foes t was to reins 1 will Lithe Wim and Westli Iii that Boba a t duty there the night Bel myself. The chi Uley y al Legator option the "1 regard 1 Iii easy 1 Ioni Evoi Atea possible an Iii Androni Petely to the end lib to a Bay Quot be known Lilov Bjel my administration is and Justice Cliar Deablo with the Many very respectfully t. W. P. Karl on. Or major general a a Quot a by a Obedieh imply Lent servant ports that 1 liar her had Boer shot t he body of police j Ceu found on canal St hrou2h the Bead t Luigi Mai tour had set with a Bullet Hole at ii nov. Well a j the Ere freely circulated to Day the Vick Sulig co�im1ttee. At10s0f.s11vei1ai.u0b1 a ainu a Flcik it lion. Ian. 2.�?edward s be Vicksburg Bank was Ore the to Gressional Linin. To Tysl Ifird that Quot a Orleans december 6, 111. Heard Tho alarm and in the exorbitant depression existed one particular by the great Lusic s houses How offered Lor houses were offered by tie ii a pors As would take them i keep Tho i to 11 Nelv he i take Tho face Long of the ily Aller that event tha that the people Mill of sept business Louii is Walic i it paled thei Ros it de Irod to know it muru Orero were Geu orally coi dem Ned by Tho comm Olty Ond dealt with accor Diimig to Law by Tup courts also ii Ilio go Tonij from a Vivai of by Ike Spillin established. Of . To ibis the Ianswer was that Generali any murder por to rated in the City was largely Condo inned. If Tho persons were not arrested in Somo instances As in that which thursday night to which r Rol erred it was mainly to the inefficiency of the police the Republican police. A i did not in whether it effected emigration or not. 1 Arre Tiki Iii s or. Posted attrib Itable Potter wanted to know if gov. Kel not Bein in Tho habit of pardoning criminals by wholesale and 11 murders etc., were perpetrated and lawlessness existed it this whole Aalo pardoning was not to Soine extent the cause of it. Tho witness had heard it reported and seen in newspapers that Many Calm Lulb bad been Pardon etl he thought the pardoning had a tendency to encourage crime. The ving la 0 to the congressional committee. It was delivered this evening new Orleans. Jan. 1,1874. To the Bon. Charlo a Foster chairman of Thi bub on Louisiana Altara. Sin i Bave been informed by one of Thi commit blowers engaged in the investigation now taking place before your committee that you have determined not to include the election of 1872 within the a Cope of y Nogest Rigli Illi i am Oell Ogai Aci As at Snydr the roads with Furio j Bank got a where to found Irnis under orders. 1, March Oil out Tai line ii Groos on the. Ing with a 10� Iii r soon dispersed Urt Lionso with thl a hot. a various roads did 1 those already of three negroes be Quot Quot a not ii Quot he first ick from at him from Bis during the Day. Item t Enrio Yates using the Day Bead of killed on in err Man Lin Clay Street. 1 lie v a a a Glazier. I the poll Public till Lai he lican candid latib fit la Tion wore All Black by . W Thoun Llyd states. Thoi bad ticket time Howo potty the democratic free years. The 1st a r to r Ishwer to or. Conger t be flight of and Wilton the. C e called upon them to lads of men pursuing the Noi Tho Sainoi Lii Agu balls As Crosty b c intent among s card while his Frei produced Grei Groes. He firs a at j told him that gov. Anima would teach Thi Gen. Packer and col. Lee Cami with him. Tho impress. I men whet i i carried _ _ _ a a elect i 1872 has been the principal disputed Point which for two years has agitated Tho state. Religiously believing that i was elected by a majority of votes actually cast at that election i have struggled to discharge Tho Ditlea of my office with difficulties such As prey alled at Jackson that the militia kit be called out and Crosby Lou stated. Thero was no bos Timity on the part of to e Whites of Vicksburg toward the a ogres. As a class Tho Whites had always assisted blk in building Tho Burchie etc., when called on. All Tai trouble waa caused by the coloured Over awing their own race. The people hero bad no idea of depriving the negroes of any civil or political rights. There was much exo to ment in the City on Tho morning of the fight among the women and children. Demo Ciata and republicans and All Tho in Ople of the better class including my utters and aged tre in the ranks among them or. Aged 78, a Nephew of Gen. Winfield Scott. Previous to the flight to never saw any riotous demonstrations on Tho part of. The Whitea. The witness is a member of the taxpayers league. At the August election two coloured men wire elected school visitors. Aneio to opposition to their taking therr seats. The tax papers league at our time numbered 000. Oliero were politics in it. Coloured men could loin it if taxpayers. He had been appointed committee by the league to examine the books of the chancery clerk Davenport about a year and a half since. When Thi committee entered the office he told Daven port what they had come Tor. To said that to tax payer s league committee should wanted Davenport to resign scrip had been forged and other Rascal ties prac laced. Three Liidi clients had been Lound against Horn and Hoh and Given a Bond Lor his appearance a few Days before Tho league called on film. To had heard that when he and Wilson lied they went into a swamp and got separated that night but Imti got together Tho next Day. He thought Thelt uves would been in at the time if they bad been Laught. About fifty or sixty armed men from Monroe la., arrived Here on tuesday morning after the fight and left the next Day. To did not know who asked them to Clio. They were not. Regularly organized. Capt Reid from like of Outry came in also with forty or fifty men. Capt. Bach a Ler with thirty or Lorty from the Samo a Oghli Orwood also arrived. Capt. Hogan _ to from Snyder s Bluff with aleut icily. They came into town monday after the Light a manned till Tho next Day. Duri Rufio Lys from 150 to 200 Whites came 11110 a Buist the Del zeus. None brought their Lam Hies with them. hero these men Wero ird6rly,, the killing of Brown and would have Hurt Tho prison Era. To heard that men were ready to come from Cairo Mem ohls and �evcr.1l other Points. Thu Knight Templa landed Here that d tendered their ser Alcoa _ _ he did not think the majority 6f Tho cd Titei would have Hurt Davenport Crosby waa not molested alter he had resigned a a went about Tho City. Tho night alter Tho fight to would have been in danger As the people believed he was the cause of the trouble. To heard Owens say that he would help hang Crosby Lor ordering them in Here Bat he thou it Owena lid Havo said anything to save Hisco had been White he thought the people would have acted in Tho same Way. Hia Bond waa Universal a regarded As Insul Lucient. The Board of Supor Elsora knew this and by not doing their e the with Tho books. He caused most of the a Cordoza Ond Tho other Corr hid Havo escaped punishment i Siblo. Off class Ooi Iid Havo escaped it their tried Crosby s packing the Utle was generally believed that tha Vanona county of Fecla is had form a jury. All the present Board of 50>orvihors can read and write. I. Quirck to simply on their oaths. He has tried to get some of Crosby s boo Skien indicted for perjury in that connection but Tho grand jury refused to indict Ihm. Among Theta was John d. Lewis whom the grand jury indict alter Bis arrest. They were released on Bonds taken by Camby some of them going on each other s Bond. At Tjio Birdson s test Lonj Adjo

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