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Indianapolis Indiana State Sentinel (Newspaper) - January 5, 1875, Indianapolis, IndianaEar c Tana ref r a a a vol. Xxiv no 22.indianapolis, tuesday january 5. 1375. Whole number 1.782 Black and White. Southern investigations. Pom in Bap Nylk a Tuk the i Ommittee on Louisiana. Tolpy d pm ont dim a Fri i it a Xvi is no k of Tup a blk of of of Pkt Ciao Roc Nyta Thorble saw Oil Ivanh Jan. 1.�?tbe chief of police or. I. A clerk to Ticlad that lie had informs stun that thus persons who were elected or claims to be would go to the so at Bouse Ami la i Ach Force to to to Able to install idiom Ltd and that it the Leoma attempted to Ovet who were duly a dec de by i the returning la Oard a difficulty would enuf red that to a lao cd Llyl Gnu. Brooks a at tenting to the Tratter. He knew of nothing to j prevent Euch a body from meeting. Being Cro a Tjun act lured be mid that Only tbs a a d1 died a Leclede by the returning Board were entitled to meet. To knew of no Law to prevent per sea from drilling. If theders Berous be was not a lawyer. About Twenty no Gram voted at the to it a where to a a and there was no intimidation. Whatever ill reeling there wik against the Whites wok hexane of bed focal government. The Republican police jury issued Large Luau titter of Ceniti Fichte of liw Jeby Ndrew Wale to Xieo ple now have to inv they he do else Republican party accountable. They feel that they have been Alnut ruined by excessive Taxa ton. Tbs Cor Ruhie adjourned at 11 f. To meet at the Cut Tom Houe to 10 a. M. Morrow. A crafts Ais Ould attempt to expel the republicans lire re would be trouble. It the demo Crata went there claiming to represent the people Ami if nobody inter erred with tin i there would be no Dilu ult. He knew of no one who would note opt to interfere. He rated that they had Over 800 men us get in Cledit g supernumerary is. To did not know the bin a glib of the White league. They did not Nasiat him in preserving the peace. He never railed on in it to to do no. Ill. Lucker of rapid test fed that the election was aft quiet of any How ver knew. Many c wed people voted m e conservative ticket. He Ranva to the p re a very thoroughly and Devoed much Timo to to Buh Inee especially during the three Evko preceding the election. He Wah a Tavor to w la the be grow. They Jet Jiji in a Gunti d i Iuit it Latcu wifi a candidate on the i publican ticket. Ilo j re. Tire. Medicine and did not collect More Money tbs n would a by for i Medicine. In Faruk it did a Charity pwt ice Anious be negro. He did not consider that if re had in tinny Nittin Matron. He had Bard that Apt. He tided Olive r had a it Nio darted he knew nothing Almat the Cau Annun. According to Lulu Lnu out the installation of Tho Feenery Coffi Ivry in Llu i Dee r Iriah did not liar it a tendency to inti ii a a a the out a lord cd Vul our. They expected to ii More negro votes this jeer than Leal Yaj a a in cause they were tired of . To indicted f r participating in that Golf cd massacre but he did not take part in to in a a re. A the negroes supported him because they knew he had nothing to do with the Colfax a Fedr. To Baa always paid his Uvea in full but understands that Only of the som Mamom of Tho Parish paid. Re stated thai the people of Alexandria egret the Necea Ity of the Collns maw Ere but regarded it a a necessity. He approved of the Meas acre because he believed it Iettie a. For the Protection of Lite and a Donerty the Negrita halt g taken Poast Hir it a of the Kurt hons nud denied All Law. Ilo knew no one who participated to the oui a affair. Or. Of Ariit heard no complaint of Uii fair be a in the la in eur Ion or of intimidation. A had 1 Way been Democrat. Capt. Bod icy of new Orlea a a Bren hereto years. Huv business had declined Mccau not tbs bad of Vurnm ent. His la run Laa a manufactory in Wheeling va., sell goods hero. Their am decline d from a u a of to #20,000 la hum Jonew of Aasu Ortlon Teall find that to won a Republican. Lie did not vote fur a Republican in 1872. Tie Cacao be could not with to two of that party in a Section. The election was la r. A never a air one Macd Ncneil More a nifty. A Apt. H w. Hal easter of 8t. pm rib. U a planter and Republican but voted the mixed ticket by the tale election. He has never been ostracized on Coo not Othu politics. To w a a Soldier in the Federal army. 11 knows coloured men who voted to demo cry in t Ekit. He knows of nothing in the Ond Don of society that prevents a Man d an Belg a Republican. W. B. The vick8buru Committer. H Ink Tea Timkar Takov a Klawin Atio or cot Miller Ano Tiik Ksn a tbs fight a conc Rhino the x at Ion Amu the la Kph Kwiatt in of prop Riv. Vick Boho mi�., Jan. 1.�?the congrow a Iona cow Elltee met at 10. The examination of col. Horace Miller waa Cor tinned. He hold the office of judge of the criminal court in 1w�7. In 1852 was spa it lined charge d affairs to in Divia which position he filled or four Yuan. In answer to the origin of the so Cal cd color line he stated that for some Lime afer the War the White Vialo earn st efforts to themselves to the new state of affairs to pm scially with reference to negro voting by holding every inducement to get theut to vote with the Hitos by nominating some of them for offices. This was continued for years without aug veer when it became a Well Rei of nixed a act that every negro whose came was placed on the conservative ticket was of Tisci de by his own Raie no matter what his former connection with Neui bad been after Many attempts this kind of feeling grew upon the Community that ii was impossible to conciliate that element owing to tile fact that the pc jul Law of the Hacks were continually Iulla Oieu against the we idea by the appeals of the car pot Bugger political and the worst Ekanem of the White race to the effect that the while were to Weir natural enemies and exaggerated at a to Menla of cruelties and i officus on the Blacks in slave Lime and bit the object of the democratic party was to reduce them to slavery again and that a Beir Only of it to it vex a Niza Tion. At the late municipal election the color Hoe being in its in a in. Envy a id not enter in o it. The Republican prior to the election bad a Small majority. He knew of no intimida1 Ion toward the officers charged i b conducting Tyml Flemion. He knew that arms tto in get Here about that. Time by Guu and sold to the it i to a. Tbs a Weie g no Nelly Loeb Ester r feb a or car blurs. Not or seventy Tulve in number v. Were brought a re in the month proceeding to i the al cacti n. A l the militia Cost it Nils bad Neon in Guita. The Milored company had about i Xiv Only. Thera was one armory her at that time. He knew of mgt guns i t Here on Conan up nent and a Ftp Rwy Rda to tie cite leu. The debt of Warren county Atidzhe Clov was about 91 toi a is get portion of Thia Ramc from lie a to rail it Ian is and of cell so Public . Furling was sheriff to whore Crosby. He was Glrst Appel no a by ii Ltd. Ord to Jihou elected twice. Fulling a Serilo ulu the leg Lalure that a Hundred a egress a re killed near theft Uil it Erton Mondui Keiit a untrue. At the August he Cimon no coir so men Ere Leoti cd to tuck. It wits not thought deep Rabin to Niece coloured in u in office. He never bread the que Silupu of t hair a it Ramgou juries a lie caused to Connic Lon Wii the color line. Did not think a want of immigration a h cause of the deprecated value of lamps. If labor who pro a Erly applied the lode would he a valuable a Ever. Neither would the Lack of capital us Felt. The Geo Oral disorder and insecurity of life a a not worse Here than in any other part of the country. Crimea were As promptly punched be a As a Deupre. Tire Colorez jurors probably Moro prompt to punish men of Ispir own color Luau White Junni would be. The i licks believed thai bore was a conspiracy lie tween t Roaby and the other a Tricia is to defraud the people. Several Belore the August election the halts of the a adored company had picket oat on the streets and the committee of Louisiana. Few men have been called non to encounter. Nothing but a a gone got duty Lias kept me Ai my Post duri in All to be a teary months and misrepresentation. A re nil i Temor Spliid to the president urging thl a Oriaku Idle of , Jan.2.�?tbecougrt-Asi believing that 0ocb a a a it a it -cu, House. Charlee n. Abell Secretary of to re ascertain la be right of the a ult a iou sour As 1 j and the government 1 repro ent recut no Farned. 1 of the Mlcek Taky of the k>\k1> a the Wolf it or acid a a Comdr Tom or to ask a a Bitt of a i.ktt1 r a it it my Jov. Mkt unit to . In adhering of the Republican party. Every element to a discord was constantly kept before them and the result was that in every election Lor scrim of years the negroes voted m in Ali Ltd to solid Masa. They Otieus came to the Polla in military array tinder Leader w Luro they Remai urd us it the nolo column had voted the leaders handing them their tickets or Eide depositing the for them. This state cd of 1 do pro Dot d a color line the 1 Widicus being a that it was u leh t Ihetu met to a Cost Sce with then for is in voting and that they were incapable of administering Hoy a a of Ion for the use tit of the country and determined in Leturc Only to vote for White men for office but in the they bad no intention of depriving the negroes of the right of franchise or other vested re Gida grat Tell Mem under the Constitution. Ail the Whites of miss Sippi accept d in Good Faith Aten dents and Laws by cd Narcee in relation to Ibet Grota. 1he Nuiji except 11 to the him is being Iree to Voto a they please a out Sirouhi tuk1u own c and a Nob i the intimidation uha.1 in Thia ouse that they Dara not vote against the Republican party. Ilo cited two individual ra.0 of coloured men our of them his former slave who wanted to vote the democratic ticket but be Mill r bad advised Ami not to do 0, As Bis Black neighbors would kill him also that of another in Vicksburg called Edmund who of two of Tok a in it a had to been corp <1 to the polls he Witos in order to Deposit a democratic tic Ket and cacti time on returning Bourn a Avran Lud by mols of Blank men nud women. And Only Haspod murder by the interference of want. In in. To knew no distance where negro had been for not Voi lug the democratic ticket. He had Beard men adj that in Tomee quench of the enormous taxation they would not employ negroes who Montchen Oln a orlear., test lied that be i voted with to Btu be who lad saddled thu in was in Alexandria during the last elem Tion. J lie in Abo an hand red negro vote the i Coue Ergative ticket in by id of no Iuli i Daviou. Capt. Bilgor told her that be never Law a Mure a a coated a a it Ion. Lie Linurd the doctor 1 hiking loud to a col ored Man close by the pulls saying i have attended you All the year and helped you along. Now you go against a be a Gro finally voted the conservative Mckee. The a wit new did no to non Ilder that intimidation. M. H. Twitchell of red Kiver , a planter by occupation Nind that be had lived in that Parish four year. Ii a a Union older. He a married in Bienville Parish and is a Republican. Thera have been attempts at ostracism but be fell it very lightly. Ullnee the Turrth r of his Broiher a the people there seemed very in pious to i Peak or him double. A Ping he would assist them out of ibo they were in. The reign of terror did t net in until just before 1hb you Skattam affair. To was Kenel by Friend to get away and but it Cou Shalla with a Revty of horses getting 60muea away. Went Back with two companies of United a Tate troops nud remained the re unifier the election. Ii was not troubled because he never went out of the sight of the troops without being Well mounted and Well armed no had information that it a the per pro of the White Altage to drive nut every White Republican and that they intended to get Posada to Ion of the Gove Rainaut Puao ably if they could forcibly if they must. He knew it Touhl not be Nafa for him to return there to the a bag Ioe of United state troops. In co. Shot a at the it Nassarre six White were kill let together with two de Grot. Othera were so it Jii after Hung and he Conlen t Tell Bow Many but a urge number. He bad Deen four year a member of the legislature. O. J. Greene of Len role pariah a lawyer by occupation and a native of the South born la Alabama Hod lived in Hla Puri a Many years. He was before the War very to pulse. Abut two years ago be went Luto politics with his father. He a a Republican and i inca Trtat time Baa Iwen a Olally Osty a seized. Other White Republican Are treated the same Way. Ueba a brother in the onic Derato army. I father a a Union Man. He 1 the Parish fudge of line la. The a Banff told him be bad Iteen insulted. He was a Republican but did no to vote at the last election. A a believed Liat be Tad Ikon ostracised. To named half a dozen members of Bis family who held office in the Parish. Charles Puckett auditor a it of Natchitoches paring Aid regarding several Rae of ostracism that be thought it a More directed to individuals than to party Man. During the recent Campaign Wei b waa a red to one he noticed Soto of the people gave him the o id shoulder but be thought it waa because they thought or being an old citizen a bold Bav voted with them. He tic aka everybody void who wished to do 0. There was do inti Madation against the hum of votary. Any ill feeling which existed against the loaders. The people req urea the Parish judge to resign to inem. On Friday december a a it a it a to do him in the Pic Nee of leu. Wirt Adams he could i it in Ifim this b us. 11 tried after a with a Tum a Etc it a of taxpayer a to Ketting l Rusby to appoint some Man map Labia to the taxpayers As Deputy wit it would give a bund and give him Possession of the office with Lull authority to dim Targ the duties. Crop by thug by he was ent tic a to the Eizoh Imuta of Lue Luc. He told him that any 00� so a Lect cd would Oulu Lem make a a Aviata t try Arr tug meet. Crosby Sketl time to la question Aud made two appointments to meet him give an Auh wer but kept neither of Obein. The Miinte after Ward Learned that Crosby went to Jackson that night and returned the next morning and issued i proclamation of the a igbo of Lee a tiber 7. When in charge of Crosby i told Hisiu w a Owens had said about him. Lie said that Oahu and the coloured people had Bia Ord r. He Bud not la air noted them to r the into the town then again he admitted that he had done 0. I answers la reference to the card Pabli Seieci Over Bis name were contradictory. The card waa written by a Tel now in Jim non who Keg Iid Hla came to in end who bad made it Etro Uger thru be Crosby wanted if. Put be admitted it a written at Hir it que i and circulated by Hla Ord Era it Iftner a 1�?Tackvr and Lxi Lonel Lee said Aben i hey saw the card that it was dangerously Likely to produce bad result. They were to it it the in the City on the Day of ibo la he but be Miller did not Aoe them. 1 boy Batik Bint they wire Here. The speculations in office Here Datil Back to the accession to Olf Liv of Carnaby As county treasurer and card a a a a circuit court clerk. To inc nose or taxation Here had been rapid and enormous. Now the knt Ihk taxation of the slate county Abd City a near a per cent. A reduction had been made in the rate of City taxation sine the democratic government Baa been elected. The former City government sin a a 1872 bad been re pub Licati. It a difficult to est mate the Bysar Wnenta on lands out Alde of the City at their real value but lit nearly every knee if put up Public Sale would not bring the Kwa set value. The lands in the Tato have deteriorated from 80 to 75 per cent. The lands in Tho Vicinity Worth e5 to $50 per acre now Are Only Worth from 3 to 910. The California Plantation a it a the Louisiana aide which sold before the War for , sold recently for 915.000. Lie also instanced a Eim c it a a in a Sequera counts. Let a go Todic in lend in ibis and to adjoin ing Cir Colw have Becu a Audone by the owners or else forfeited to the st of for taxes be Cense of toe of a a Ive taxation. There waa no secret political association among the Whites Here the tax layer a Sori Alion was not a political organic Tiou. There waa no Orga station to Esi Baliah. A color line never had been. He knew that ibis Kellug prevailed throughout he state but bad not yet taken shape. It doubt Ces would result in a Poi Vioal Orga stopped in carr1aufs aim 1 Kepi. Among tupac searched wore Horace Marshall and Charlea feline Ami wife. This caused much indignation and the punch Nus it arms by some of tiiu it Cilien. Froth Bia one Raiton Wilh Crosby a Tai ought that Tio Vurnor Ante and card is Bai cd used bit to regain the Abert office in tart he saw the following letter on the official letter Page of Iok of the super Public Koto Ativo jargon mls., dec. A 1�74. Dear Cro by donuts make any Romp Ronnise with those Fellows. . See w ill be taker for your Relief. They will i get ample and you nil not fear. I do not car o May what by will fut you will to All right. We Are oppt cd to Rny and All Corn it rom wee. Your Friend signed card Cha. The Witney got la s let ter from Cra by White be a under Are eat. Col Miller a do that the Tateman int Iov. Arne a Procura Blun Ltd the a hoi Dave Liber in repaid to 11>�> condition of a Faira in Vicksburg untrue. Two a it i Tho Govi a nor a staff were Here that Day. And pm tiny were untrue. And u aul general Packer had Ati Orward told him that in Mhz no riot no a Demon tra it to whatever that a Fay while the governor waa nut liked by the White peo to of any party Here. Liw pretence As governor and a a ii position to act fairly would be Ault Lettl the whole matter without by Ltd it of bed. Col. Miller sex Nini Patlon hinted f a s q Honry and a targe portion we Samiere repeat upon Yesti Day. Or. Hervoy Shannon we the next Wilnia. Lie Topi tiled that he a in charge of the cavalry out be Day of the fight. A he w out on a about in the More try with it Lew at reel Road. He was lift j of by the negro a. Hot it returned to town. As be was returning be met four or five negro near a Bridge on Cherry a Street and told term 10 go Back bite Vang they w a going to join the in or Nalera. Hia order wire to Clear the Alt eel. One of them a sized Firman Retus cd to do of anti Drew a pm Maui. In a fired of and took another st a for Rard Aud to Raie a i tul when be waa f hot Down Atill died a kit a Afler. Fur nuts was killed by the party Wii or. Declue. The matter will in Verj a Oliou. Witney did n other Negrita. They Elered. There v As no Ifo a a de coloured woman near Yard. Furman Rcpt Tilon a had formerly been a policeman. Col. We. French was then sworn. His to test Lemony was Nim forint except to Rentou be ring Ibe Aldrin he had gone out but without knowing anything of the anticipated trouble having just re turned from new Orleans seeing men collecting with Ami he found that there waa trouble and ordered them into line mud took Tom in command. Being a colonel of militia be went out on and a judicial it Volti know either of the ent Back when or Botnen with la in. Hero in a bad. He Cherry Fet Reet and Mot Tho negro s coming in. A skirmish ensued and the negroes amen fled. He did not Biuk any Tody was Hurt in lbs Tiki a Tab. After this he did not la Lieve there was any danger and tar bed the men Back to thu court Bouse told them to go a Home. Be then Delait a Tho organization of the Tebren military com Page Here but Morel repeated what col. Miller had already hta cd. The Day apr the Light he called on adj unt Gentral Packer and told Len he to it it ought the m Alltia ought to be org a Lxi cd. After name Imp a Tuuling Packer said for col. Baird to continue to tiue order and if necessary pc Packer would antedate an order to of Obi those Ilerd had a steady i us i Packer told bit Attiat he had the by Belore Tell grabbed the governor that be bad Rommel Dpi and be militia was powerless. No the a a kit a him 11 l e bad issued any Ordery to the Miullo and be said that be bad Ord it red Hail to bold his company in Readi res. Witness told him that by mending i order direct to Hull instead of through Tho Superior officer bad placed him in an awkward position that Force of Hall men warn in the attacking Force. Witnesses 1111 Prensa a a were that the orders to Hall were to help Roma Ato Crosby. Nene of Hall s men or Stu were tendered in defence of the City. Jumps Morr a bad Slutt Burdor. Be we Noue of hot la a nun of the Day of the flight. Witness gave no orders to search louts fur Arm. He heard that some houses had been searched and reported the fact to the mayor who promised to Tnp it. On the monday night after the tight to was rep it red that the negroes were congregating near Pemberton Monument the purpose of capturing Cro by and hanging him. Ii int out a a nut but fetid it was raise but kept a few men together at the court Boule All night. Mince then there had teen no alarm be believed that it waa the i Tention of the negro you the 7th of december to plunder the town. The com to i it Ltd adjourned till ten of clock tomorrow. The democratic of the committee will request governor am it a and adjutant general Packer he summoned to Testory. The will probe Lily continue us in Fri Cut next. Turning b it Ard a the first witness called. He was la Clyl Secretary at the third Uit sting of the Board. The Dulinea were Toke a the Miu Tea Aud us pro lug e Auch Docu Cuenl a the bid might require be the Secretary having Barge of them. All the a Era with the of the were lauded Over to the Secretary of state at lbs adjournment of the Board. All to Ken by the Board we written and is of incl filed with the Papen in each rate which came up before the Hoard. He could proud in the minutes. No papera nent to the Board disappeared to the beat of the wit a team a knowledge. Or. Phelp a what was the action of Ibe Board when protest were presented Belore the Board Abell the Board generally counted the to which Euch brute a. Nad , then left them for consideration. In Accra were rejected without Auy entry being made on the minutes nor wan there any mention made of the minutes of such coh Gesas were made in the returns by the Board. Ibe conclusions or decision were arrived at in executive session Aud were not placed on thu minutes. There is no recon extant showing these changes the Only Way to arrive at it being to compare the original returns made by the Hii Parvis a with the statement published or a by the to it Ard. There a evidence tiled in the ease o i the pariah of it Inifi a. At the suggestion of it we agreed to produce the tally sheets and the supervisor returns and All the papa a in the Cosea of the Paris by a of Olawia and fit i it id a also the Jan real wherein Tho Romp led statement were prot ulgate. A Berle provosts Wasky run cd a i to Provo the Chi Sterne of coloured clubs who took action Agrical the Republican party in the Lael election. He said there Large club in Tea second Ward All Ibe mom tiers of Vii he Cri coloured who co operate with the Comei native because they were tired of the exiting evil ibis club voted the conservative the Ket to nearly its full Morei Goth. And voted the ticket openly George Duproz testified that to org Asit a a coloured club in the third Ward. At the poll where this club voted a negro prec pct exclusively Over 300 vote were tatar. The Iri Jorty at the election fur the conservatives hatted up 127. Those Suffragan were Lily Orr. He we a member of the White league in l Captain of a company. The Obj for or Tuk okie or was to oppose such organizations As the Republican bad formed to meet the unlawful Aggro done of the metropolitan brigade of Trio White league has made no preparations to take action next monday. L. It. Junk testified that be a at the convention in Luton r it nge. Aud voted the Lusion ticket in 172 wit i one exception that a be voted for Kellogg int each of me try. To heard men sry a of Leech la Tarou Rouge. A ii cd was extremely partisan lie advocated in the event of the Peoples electing their candidates that they the people should occupy the City and see that they got their West in the general ass Midy. Mcevory also spoke on Ono occasions. Ibe varieties Waier in about ibo a Home it rain a tie did at halt it a hinge. Or. also spoke at the Vari tisl i ape cd a like that cd Mcnery s in tone and Tern a a. Major vim. Loti Duan the new a dior of the North Carolina Republican a brought Forward to testify to certain ext mcd published lust paper As being genuine reproductions of those taken from certain Rountry exo Haug a Tho Shreve port time. Nal Ltd Bito Obes vindicator and other. He agr t d to make an affidavit to Thor it no Viire Ltd etl act a. R. I al so be testified that i re in led to Caddo Pari a. Tie eak Attiat a tint who Votos the radial ticket in t add part h i of Rucle eel. He a asked by or. Potter if he a elected to who in gis Ture �0 which to replied �?�1 Waart turned a mamber by the returning Board but not by the popular a. W. Baker Tea tied hint he in let Lea in in timer pariah and i ii Oparah Jimige. Haid that it pub Lichti by a a a Lijen Chirac Ltd of rally to a great extent. Juto pm Bow Ling teat died that acres Hudnit new Orle Aiu. Waa a Tuer chant us l a of to firm of la to Yak it d h Wing. Touching the Oqui Mercial coi Quot Iff m of now Orlend he ail it it was Zurh . Person were afraid to enter Njo Oti any character of Enterprise. Ii st Tribu de to the Export Dutant taxes. That this �1 pres Iii existed was cold fit. In one , by the great Nubia Lite of Hii Lri a hot use How Ltd of a red Lor rent. To to houses were offered by the owners to a tub per n a pm would take then., pay t or tax and Loop the Bouse in to a it air and gently Titio were no taker a Vett 02 these terms. 1i� waa hero on to 14th of september. Tho Felling of the business Community Ajir that event that is Whytt it was sip Ito that the pm Opley a government had then was buoyant. A Rov of by in a a anticipated. Titer a an extended de Shraon the pan til to ship a 10 leave Luteara la soae it it of the Exta Piug it tto , or. Fowler de Irod to know if murderers were Geutry Nelly cd a i defined by to a Sony Unity and dealt with Accuri Ditzig to Law by top courts also ii the go Crai Timnui pity from Pun aliment of the Attr deters had to effect of in a Largo measure of migration to thl Siatt. The Tuther was that generally any Jun rdc i it Era it i rated in to City to largely Cut donned. If Tho Jurson were not am it Linh it Nee instances a in that which occurred thursday eight to which or. Fonder ret erred. It was to mainly attributable to the inefficiency of the Pii ice a the Republican a Ilice. Lie did not know Bethar it c of a Ctet Lemler Tiou or not. Or. Potter wanted to know if gov. Kellogg bad not b�-4n in the Bablot pardoning criminals by wholesale and it murder etc., were a or pc rated and Lawless existed if thl wholesale pardoning was be t to Souie extent the cause of it. The witness had heard it reported and Esen in newspapers thai Many bad been pardoned. He thought the pardoning bad a tendency to encourage crime. The following a a letter Kitome nov. A Elloso to the congressional committee. It wag delivered Thia evening new Orleans. Jan. 1,1874. Of the am up wisely and lexus no i Iutuk lastly so it there should by oms so Luik of this difficulty. I believe an that need not last Many , Rrapo Nahle ,. A Lafr any impart a a find whether i i Eletz Ltd in 1s72 or not. By even by taking a 1 general View of la Case i think Fea netting 1 might be done tue Lucidio . For inn aide ii be Comuni Rufe War it it in ukr the returns 01 1872. As made by bold Board and contrast them the rear not vent a Modo by the returning Board Are a claimed by the democratic party with us facts and details of i think would by red ii obtained i believe a Bith Tkocz Fox Clearon could lie arrived at. The Cense a Aud relative registration of w bees and Blacks and the relative role in 1872aud 1874 would throw much Light on Tho matter and 1 tobit that the re Turna from these democratic Pirl Hes where by the fusion Coqui of the former Board we were allowed our reasonable my Coilty vote in 1s72, but where no Republican vote or scarcely one was Peru ii ted to be cast this year might property Leo considered. I have had no Opra Mundy to examine in detail the return of 1872, a made by the Fnu zionists. Tho Serr Tat dead their authenticity or gemini end a is susceptible of proof. Allow me to saggy another Mode Likely to Aid in making a conclusion that the return of ir72, a made by the Lusion Ikard Bota Keu is Corr a it whenever Thev it to not widely differ from tbs returns of the Lynch Board and a where to it Gay do Ltd a la Der let the returns from these same Par i Hes this year As claimed by the demo Craic committe. The Inelve be taken As representing the vote of 1872. For instance Tiki the 28 parishes where both boards return to same Candida a to the Huu a and adopt the return of the Forman Board. Then tor the other pariah no where the two boards differed widely take the vote it of thl year a returned by toe democratic Erun Notts a. Thl will be to it Ron Ider the return in which in Many cae a the Republican were not a a a real itch with their full vote but were deprived a it of Voles actually cart by no an of trs Udu Lent pra��?�-ice8, of can be pm Siljo shown. Throe a Pei to of the rash with a a Thor evidence pro it curable will 1 Brieve go very far log Luci Date the lib a of thl controversy. Believing that the committee you repro it has Tho Confidence of the Ltd a Norv. I speaking for my self will gladly abide by it decision if it can consistently go into this much disputed cuts thou of the a Lection or 1872, with the taxis and Figuro and other proofs believed to be Avail be. I feel very Atron Aly the necessity that this important car Simon should be determined in sume decisive manner and this to my Only excuse for presuming to of a these suggestion to your committee. Hermit the to add that i tru a i the oppo Iti ii will award a 1 full Opportunity to it torn your departure to make Good some al least of the Many allegation of maladministration and cd irruption they have constantly a ii Abr it cd with regard to myself. The a Ltd Outda of the Are easy of Sec Ami i will cheerfully a Floral every a it Felt Ible facility tor an tiry a it tit thorough anti completely to lbs out to tiber he it Ltd known a tar 98 Tonj Fon is and with what Justice Hiar Deablo with the Moziy a a Vii complained of very re Peetz Uii your obedient servant w. P. K ki.toe��. False Rej Horta that Emor major general Barber Lead uti shot through Uit body that i he body of police Julg i Mcarthur Hail been found on canal a tree with n Bullet a soon through the Bead that a a Uay to Fritz a tar a Ai had been int Trout ear to ear Tea Idun Dreels of Large Liu Iscra were bring carried into the �.t.�1o Hou e i in Bur rican pure a a were tre Ely circulated to Day but Are untrue. To the Hon. Charles Foster chairman sub in mail Lee on loud lung off sir. Sin i have been informed by one of the comte Lusk Tiera engaged in the investigation now i Kurg j Jare by lure your committee hat you have determine �1 not to include to election of 1872 within the scope of your investigation l pm me to respect Lily suggest that in the question whether or not Louisiana was circled by the rep Hliras party in the election of 1872 bit been the Prius pal disputed Point which for two years has agitated the state. Religiously 1 Heving that 1 was elected by a a Oritz of vote m lately Catt at that election 1 have struggled to discharge Tho duties of my office with such u the vick8bcrg committee. A set Hka Jet due taken a a Aux a of Suikki testimony t ii k Ituk is taxes -k3 \minat10x Oke Keekal More my Tab Bon p. Vick a i. I. Mdse Jan. 2.�?fmward Laufs Coli. R of Hje Vicksburg Bank was Tho first l before the it so Gressional commit be Thia Morti Iuta. He Leei Ifird that he i turned Ruu no a a Orleans de jember 8. The fit it to riling he Tigard the Skarrn soot used Uit w Mit to the Hank got a gun Butr <1 to the a court Bouse where be found forty or fifty n on will anus under order. Col. Us ird look command March Cal out the Grove a it a1. Haw Sims no grow a on to oppo up Hill a Kurui Hing Wii s Low wounded White. The former soon do parsed Arul Lia return i to to i it court Boose with the Cotui Imti without firing a shot. it the fighting on the Iowa read did not differ materially from those already reported. He Only in it w of three negroes being k Llu it i and Ono White Man. Be did not am Logi iut a during the fight. It. Was st Hnyda re it Luff u Miles out. A in first Beard a Rumor 01 an infer a a Troni Geu. Furlong i of 1 him Lieut 1�. Furlong Lvi a Torriea Dodg the roads with lib los As Crosby so and bad produced great Etui sment among the negro yes. He first a a card while of the train at jacks in. Tils friends there told Bim that gov. Amo would teach them All a lesson. Gen. Parker and col. Leecam�1 id the train Wii him. The Ini Pocsai n prevailed at Jackson that the in Lilia would be called oat. Aud Crosby Niu stated. There was no hostility 011 the part of to Whites of Vicksburg toward to Hogroe. As a class to White bad always assisted him in building to Church a etc., when called on. All the trouble a caused by the Dolored officials Over awing their own race. The people bore bad no idea of depriving the us Groom of any civil or political rights. There was much in the City on to morning of the fight among the women it Tod children. Democrats and republicans and All the pm a Ople of the better class including ministers Aud aged men were in the ranks Quiong them or. Harper aged 78, a be Plew of Guu. Flu Ilfeld . Previous to the fight be never saw Auy riotous demonstration on the part of the Whitea. The a lines by a member of the taxpayer league. A the August election two to Dort men were elected school visitor. Tuero w u us opposition to their Takku that eat. The tax payers league a at one time number Rcd a 600. There wore no politics in it. It fired men could la in it if taxpayers. 11 bad been appointed on a committee by to league to examine the books of the chancery clerk Davenport about s year and a half since. When the committee entered the office he told leaven port what they hid com Lor. He Saui that no tax Pavery a league pm Mulee should examine hta books. They showed blk Tux Row Pat and a ked too allowed to rom pore them with the books. To again re fuse Ltd. A aying on represent you Orang of Are Row. 1 know who 1 we Tel a if by and Ibey will in suit Consu Velior Hill a present but did not interpose and they left. The Whites pay Nineia a tie i or a it. Of the taxes. three and four Hundred coloured children at Lead to Public school. In the a payers league to Only question in regard to Bolding office was 8 to con Pele it aug a b��ne�i7 he knew a a lored twin ily named Monr Gumery. Thev not the second org st tax papers. His experience with re Ubl of fit to sly v a a that they Are neither capable nor i to bold of file. Lie dirt not know what the Rotor line win. He had several time voted Lor Cerro for High offices with oms rapacity and Bones tym a a cold support White Man. The Hank Nianna no on account of color. Since the freed men s i ask burst u kept accounts with a great Many negro. Davenport was now under several indictments Lor Walie Asanee in office. All books showing taxes warrants and allowance were la Bis is Todd. And a Bem were reported a rinsing. Or. Butts tbs u Axhi bite the tax re so its of the a state for which the Bank Wask it the taxes on which in log a were 27 90 on a valuation of 9f 200, and the tax Roi of the a Sois for 1873, in which tin taxes were $185 so on a valuation of 97.4w. He thought the increase in axes was caused by the Reck a sex Travas in be of the Connie of Ficiala. The league grew out of the to to of affaire during tie Ilnia mention. The tax a had Foen mainly levied Hyth and paid by the Whites. Ortlon of the difference in the tax receipt a How n was Cost used by tax. Not levied in 1869. The Wii new to then examined in de ail to regard to the a peptic Iunisi in the tax re Reipp a and re Itei Atco that they were the results of Reck or a extravagance. The league knew of one instance War re Crosby while treasurer bad Tundo one warrant twice and Liber similar charge were Trade and this to the re a son tbs Les no objected to his handling the taxes without a Good Bond. The poor House coat 98,000 and was probably Worth j3.000. Woodruff was a pronounced Republican though ret an Active politician. Bire Nantt in up caking of to party he rep to used meant the Republic non party. Invent tort not ii of to think that the books of the of flick a Wero i own properly. The Wintre thought that the intention or the of the Day of the fight was to reinstate from by and plunder at will. Ii the we inc a a faintly had been in tbs country be would Hare left Obein there and come in and joints the Whites Here As the Best Means of defend ing them. Erestus if Orwin Rie Wardson sworn and a st Fiill that to bal resided Here a incr 18x3. put in Ohn go of a he court House by col. Bald win ii Croxby resigned. He was on duty there the night before toe fight and gave the alarm by ringing the Bell. During the next Dav was in the cupola on the Lookout with Field glasses. The witness then detailed at great length what to saw from i Lookout during the Day. He Beard Cap. Butts Eay Biol to waa not in Lavar of taking any Ruia Oner that col. Miller strongly violin of to to prison Ere that the firer Goethe Grove Street Road was fret begun by a body of mounted citizen among w Botn a Gen. Furlong now Aiato Viator. Chas. W heeler put. Malloy Randall Yate and Morris Norria during the Day Board of fur being Kilford on Cherry Miren and a Notor to Oral Nufi on Clay Street. His w Itne a has Freen a Baker and a Glazier Anil pm now a i the j�11 re. To Iliad always uen a re until inst August Wii a the party go up ugh a Lead ticket that he would not a and it Aud Vaud the list necrotic ticket. A he waa Sorour r for three years the Republican candidates for a a ruin in the a Post �1 a Tion wore All Hudi hut one and to it uld met read or Wrhen and was nut a Iii too of the in lion it Tel. Then waa no intimidation of the Blacks on the Day of the election. Tace Ufi Trow who u a Robed on Ibe Day deepen ii or 7 must have left Home Tho night by a lore in order to reach Here when they a lid. In and War to or. Conger the wet nes. Derailed the flight of Davenport the chancery clerk and Wolleon the Coroner when the league called Apon them to Restan. Lio saw quads of men pursuing them As tar out of Tho Nott cemetery. To saw no arms. The Tagus walled Davenport to resign because a Crip bad Leen forged and other Rascal ties practice. Throe Wudl cements bad been loud against him and to had Given a Bond Lor Hie appearance a few Days before Ibe league called on him. He bad Beard that when be Aud Wilson fled they went into a a wimp Sod got separated that a igbo hut both got together the next Day. He thought their Uva world n Ivr Dees in Danour at the Lime if they bad Ceu caught. About i Fly or sixty argued men from Monroe i.a., arrived hero on tuesday morning after the fight and left the exl Day. Be did not know who asked them to come. Bev were not regularly org tui Zed. Capt held from the you utry came in also a 1th forty or fifty men. Cap. Rach Eller w Ith Thor in or Lorty from the same Neighb Orwood also arrived. Rapt. A in time from Snyder a Bluff with lofty. They come into town monday after to Light Aud remained till the next d by. Hurl cd a two Days irom Tso to200 who us Elm. Mio ask iat the Dpi sos. None brought their fam Iii Wii the i. a a re i Hogan who woe exc off about the killing of Brown Aud but for the a it reus would have Hurt to prisoners. To heard that men were ready to Ltd it me from Caine Memphis and several other Jio Inta. The knights Templar a a Scuto North no landed Here that Day were rep omd to lava tendered their services to a Lomond the fifty. He did not think the majority of the citizens would have Burt Davenport. Crosby Una not Mol Stod to bad Reslau Edauto went about the City. Tha night at fir tbs Ugat be won id have leu in Dang Ras the people believed be Psi the cause of the trouble. To bearer Owens say that he would help hang Crosby Lor ordering them in Here but Hebo Tibt Owena would Havn said and tiling to save his own neck Lead Crosby Given a Good be would not Bavo been molested. Ii Crosby by been White to thought the Pool would have acted in the a Nie Way. I Bong a was Universal v Irgard to al As neuf Llu Dent. The i Kaki of supervisor know this and by not doing their duty cause la to to of the trouble. Cordosa and the other corrupt officials com have a caped Pun Lahnen st by their Irwon i Roeby a packing the orbit was generally Behoved that the various Rounsv officials bad formed a Jurj. All lbs preen it Board of a Verv Lanry a ran read and write. He did not think to Law to quire Ibe boart to accept Bondsmen a imply on their oaths. Lle tried to get sonic of cram Bjo sex it Rdv in indicted Lor perjury in that connection but the grand jury refused indict it vim. Among these was Joba d. Lewie Cboin tbs grand jury refused to in duct alter Bia Rrt. They were released on Bofis taken by Croe by Loiue of them Goir of Oiher a Bond. Tuo com Mil tee at uie conclusion o Are a one adjourned till my nday. T

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