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OKOKflR n. finnpi.ANDER. 1"
G. R. BARRETT,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Haring resigned bis Judgeship, baa resumed
.h. pracliee of the law In III. old office at Cloar
Held, Pa. ' Will attend theoonrts or Jefferson and
Elk oonntiel when specially retained in eonneetion
with resident counsel. 2:14:72
tT H. MURRAY,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
Prompt ail-ntion given to oil legal business
antrosted to bis care ! Clearfield and adjulninr
countlea. Office on Morn; t., opp;!' J"g
Jewelry Store, Clearfield, I'a. J:'4 I
wim.iak i. WALt.u a.
WALLACE &. FIELDING,
ATTORN EYS - AT LAW,
jrr-LrKal business of all kinds attended to
with promptness and fidelity. Office In resldineo
of William A. Wallace. Jan1:72
A. W. WALTERS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ejuOffice In the Court Ilouse. deo3-ly
H. W. SMITH,
ATTORNEY -A T-LAW,
11:1:72 Cleat field. Pa.
ATTORN RY AT LAW,
WOffloe In the Court Ilonse. jyll.'CI
JOHN H. FULFORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Dfnee on .Market St., o'er Joseph Sbnwari'
Grocery store. Jan. 3, 1872.
TBOfl. 4. ji'ccLLOuan. wm. H. H'ct'LLorun.
T. J. McCULLOUGH & BROTHER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Omoa on Market tret one 4or mS ef tke OIomp
. .IH rnnnte Rank. f 2. 1 :T 1
J. B. McENALLY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
JHT-Leital business attended to promptly with
rnlolity. Offiue on Second street, above the First
National Bank. l:25:71-lvpd
OtVallaretnn, Clearfield County. Penn'a.
.AU lejral business promptly attended to.
D. L. K RE B S,
PneoeMnr to II. B. fiwoopp.
Law and Collection Office,
Pdtl,l'72 CLEARFIELD, PA.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offlct on Seeond St., Clearfield, Pa. novll.oo
JOHN L. CUTTLE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
And Real Ratals A Rout, Clearfield, Pa.
t OfSea on Third street, bot. Cherry t Walnut,
JP Respectfully offers his services In selllng
and buying lands In Clearfield and adjoining
eonntiea I and with an eiperlenoe nl orsr twenty
yaara aa a surveyor, flatten bltnsetf that he ean
r.nler satisfaction. Feb. 23:tf,
J. J. LINGLE,
'A T T O R N E Y - A T - LAW,
1.18 Oaeeola, Clearfield Co., Pa. y:pd
J. BLAKE WALTERS,
HEAL ESTATE BROKER,
AXD DHALBft l!(
ittw IogH mid Jjuinber,
OOm In Masonic PuililinK. Kona No. 1. 1:25:71
tain II. Orv'n. C. T. Alesandor.
ORVIS &. ALEXANDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LA W,
llellefontc, Pa. scplS.'llJ-y
J. S. BARN HART,
ATTtiRNUY - AT - LAW,
Ill pracliee In ClearUeld and all af the Courts of
i as .a Jw4i.id dt.lriet. steal .stale business
I ooileotion ofotaiuis wade specialties, nl'71
DR. T. J. BOYER,
3Y8ICIAN AND S U R(J EON,
Office on Market Stroot, ClearUeld, I'a.
'Offloo honn: 8 to 12 a. m , and 1 to 8 p. m.
IK. W. A. MEANS,
YSICIAN k SURGEON,
tttend professional oalls p.-omptly. anl070
J, H. KLINE, M. D.,
YSICIAN 4 SURGEON,
WIND located at Pennneld, Pa., offers bis
rofeeatonet servioes to tlie people of that
ad surrounding oouulry. All culls promptly
el to. oct. 13 tf.
1. J. P. BURCHFIELD,
rgeon of the .1d Regiment, Pennsylvania
nteers, having returned from the Arm,
his profe-sjrual services to theeltltcni
'Professional ealla promptly alien led to.
an Seeond street, furmerlyooeupied by
"SICIAN & SURGEON,
K(I located at O.eeola, I'a.. offers his
asslonal servioes to tba people of that
flails promptly attended to. Offlee
oa on Cortin it, formerly oeeapl.d
e. (May, l:ly.
a. datii cinar,
OWBUSH b CAREY,
irlrrl Af., VhllntitlpMn.
n f)nnr S"Vs and Iters, FooIat,
te, ' Wrappini;, (.arrala and Udli
frl,l, 70 Irpd
GOODLANDER & HAGERTY,
VOL. 40-WIIOLE NO. 22GG.
F. K. ARNOLD & Co
D A & KbK.S,
I.nlherftburg. Clearfield county, Pa.
Money loaned at reasonable ratrat exchange
bought and sold j deposits rewired, and a gen
earl banking business will be carried on at the
abore plaoo. 4:12:71:11
Justice of tho Peaoe and Sortvener,
Curnenevillo, Pa. .
p.Colleotloni made and money promptly
pant over. lotiZIITltr
' JAMES 0. BARRETT, ' ;
Juitloe of the Peaee and Liconied Conveyancer,
I.tttlierabwrff. C'larttW Pa.
' 3f &Cotlcot.on(t i reinHtanori prompt. made.
and all kinds of legal imtruiaeuti exeouted ou
ibort notioe. may4,7Utr
GEORGE C. KIRK,
Ju-tlco of the Peace, fiiirreyor and Cunreyanoor,
All buxlncsi Intruited to him will be iirompllT
atteudrd to. Tprions wirtbinR to emjil-iy a Pur
veyor will do well to rtve biro a oil), as he flatter
hiinni'If that he rnn rrndcr tntiffnetion. Deeda of
oonrovance. artifilei of Agreement, and all legal
pnpers, promptly and neatly executed. (25mar72
HOUSE, SION A ORNAMENTAL PAINTER
The frescoing and painting of ohurehes and
other publie buildings will recnire particular
attentioo, as well as the painting of carriugea and
I:! 'Its. tiding done In tho nentcst styles. All
work warranted. Slum on Fourth street, formerly
occupied by Eequlre Sbugart. 7U
G H HALL
PRACTICAL TUMP MAKER,
KEAR CLEARFIELD, PENi'A.
ff'Pumpi alwaya on htnd and made to order
On flliori noiice. ripo ourvn nn iri"unniii itrriuB.
All work warranted to render latiafftction, and
dellvored if deaircd. my25:lypd
BARBER & HAIR DRESSER,
Jy23l CLEARFIELD, PA. ti
SCRIVENER & SURVEYOR,
rpil B auhioriber otTera hia aervieca to tho public
X in tbe capacity of Scrivener and Surveyor.
All oalla for aurvnying promptly attended to, and
the making of draft a, den 1b and other trgal initm
uicnta of writing, exeuitrd without delnr, and
warranted to be correct or no charge. ol 2:70
J. A. BLATTENBERGER,
Claim and Collection Office,
OSCEOLA, Clearfleld Co., Pa.
.iT-Convcyaneln; and all legal papers drawn
witii acouracy and dipatub. Itiafts on and pas
sage tickets la ana lrom any point in r.urope
CHARLES S CHAFER,
LAGER BEER RREWER,
nAVINO rented Mr. Eotres' Brewery be
hopes by striot attention to business end
liiu manufacture of a superior article of BEEK
to receive the patronnge of all tba old and many
new eustomers. l25aug72
THOMAS H. FORCEE,
Also, estenalve manufaetnrer and dealer in Square
Timber and Sawed Lnmberof all kinds.
Ml-Orderi solicited and all bills promptly
QtJO. ALBERT HHUBT Al.aRRTM...A..W. ALBERT
W. ALBERT & BROS.,
HI nntitVotnrrrB k xtiiiive DeaJora In
Sawed Lumber, Square Timber, &o.,
nuuvu.n U i ...... . .
jr-r-Orders solicited. Bills (lied on short notice
and reasonable terms.
Ad iress Woodland P. O., Clearfield Co., Ta.
Jc25.1y W ALBERT A HHPS.
KriMirhvllle. llcarfleld County. Pa.
Keeps constantly on band a full assortment of
I'ry Wonts, Hardware, wrooorirs, anu Trjiuiiig
usually kept in a retail store, which will be sold,
for cash, ns cheap as elsewhere in tho eounty.
Frcnchvllle, June 27, ISBT-lj.
Houso and Sign Paintor and Paper
VQ-Will execute Jobs in bis line promptly and
In a workmanlike manner. arr4,ri7
J. K. BOTTORF'S
Market Street, Clearfield, Pa,
CROMOS MADE A SPECIALTY.-.
NEDATIVES mado In cloudy as well aa in
elcnr weather. Constantly on hand a good
awortnirnt of FKAMKH, tjTKUKIISUUI'UlJ and
STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS. Frames, from any
styleof moulding, made to order aprSb-tf
E. A. fl, W. D. IRVIN,
Real Estate, Square Timber, Logs
Oftioe in new Corner Storo building.
novli'7l Curwensvillo, Pa.
7 1 LI
11 A n M A w,
Agent for ths A aorinsn Douhlc Turbine Water
Wheel and Andrew. A Kalhaeh Wheel. Can fur
nish Portable i rl it Mills on short nntlee. jvl2 7l
A Notorious Fact I
11I1KHE are mora people troubled with hung
Diflrapra in tbia town than any other place o
iU aUe in the State. One of tho great cause of
thin la, the tiae of aa impure article of (,al, larjrly
mi led with anlpbur. Now, why not avoid all
tMa, and preierve your livca, by oiirig only
lluntpltrea Celebrated Coal, five from all
Impurities. Orders U fX at the slorra of Kichard
Musaop and .lainea D. U rah am A Bona will reoctv
Clearfleld, November 80, 1H70 tf.
Miss E. A. P. Rynder,
AO MT fOR
Ohlekerlng'a, Bteloway'a and Emerann'i Planoa;
tjmith'a, Mason A Mamlio'i and Feloabat'a
Organa and Melodtona, and O rover A
Daker'a Sewing Machines.
A LB (J TBMCRIR Of
Piano, Guitar, Or (ran, Harmony and Voeal Mu
sic. No popil taken for lesi than half a term.
jtNMtoom nest door to First NaMonal Dank.
tlloarfleld, May 6t IffllV-ti. 1
cts a i; o ii u v civ)
Alwavi on hand. Fresh Oysters, Ioa Cream,
Candies, Nule, Crackers, t akes. Cigars, Tubnceo,
Canned fraus, lyr-te;, Lemons, and all Muu.
of ftnlt In season. T '
i''BlLi,UHD ROOM on rr-ond loor.
JV2I7I I- McOAVOlllcy A CO.
.garfltwiy Himvnrf, r.-
ACKUTT b SCHKYVER,
, .' Also, tnaaufacturers of
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware,
Carpenter and Euilderi will find U to their
advantage to examtue oar atock belore purcuaiing
el ae whore.
We are now selling the celebrated TTMR9
COOK and RELIANCE, the cheapest and best
stoTcs In the market.
Brery stove fnlly warrantod.
I'A It LOB,
RAFTING STOVES 1
which will be told as obenp as any In the county.
Strict attention paid ordering articles for par-
tins who desire it.
Mv" Roofing, Spouting and Job work done on
Clearfield, Pa, April 12, 1871.
II. F. BIGLER & CO.,
II A IS I IV A It E ,
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware.
LOT OF SADDLES, BRIDLES,
Harness, Collars, ate., for sale by
U. F. BIGLER 4 CO.
pALMER'S PATENT UNLOAD-
lng Tlay Forks, for salt hj
II. F. BIGLER k CO.
Nails, ate., for sals by
II. F. BIGLER 1 CO.
JJaRNESS TRIMMINGS It SHOE
Findings, for sals by
II. F. BIGLER A CO.
Q.UNS, PISTOLS, SWORD CAN ES
For sale by
II. F. BIGLER t CO.
gTOVES, OF ALL SORTS AND
Biaes, for sal. by
II. F. BIOLF.R Jb CO.
JRON! IRON 1 IRON! IRON!
For sal by
II. F. BIGLER i. CO.
JJORSE SHOES k HORSE SHOE
NAILS, for sale by
II. F. BIGLER & CO
lULLEY BLOCKS, ALL SIZES
And beat Manufacture, for sale by
n. F. BIGLER t CO.
MUMBLE SKEINS AND TIPK
- BOXES, for sale by
II. F. BIGLER & ro.
J70DDER CUTTEUS-for snlo by
MCH30-70 II. F. BIGLER A CO.
rjllSl TIN I TIM I
rJTOV LSI KTOVK81 KTOVKHt
I)csire to Inform tha citiieoa of Osceola and
the public generally, that they have just received
a large and splendid assortment of Stoves, House
hold Hardware and Stamped and Japanned
Wares of all kinds. Also that wo manufacture
and keep constantly on hand a full assortment of
cither wholesale or retail, to suit purchasers.
Hoofing, FpouUng, Itrpntrins; and all kinda of
Job Y urn (font to order ani wito dispatch.
Strict attention paid ordaio Rrticlci for par
tita dcatrlng it.
Consumers will find U to their advantage to
riuichaao from us. Our atook and prices will sat
sfy yoa that wo do aril good ttitroa at
prices that pleas the people.
Yon will find us nn Curt in street, nearly op
posite the Kiehange Hotel.
Osoeola Mills, pa.. May 10, 1871-lf
Manufactured especially for
THE CLEARFIELD Tit ABE,
ton SAt.l BY
aug.1'70 II. F. DIULER k CO.
OOV. PENN, REOl'LATOR,
NOBLR COOK, NATIONAL RANtiK,
SPEAR'S REVOLVING LIOIITJ
AND DOUBLE HEATERS,
And all kinds of Mealing Stoves for aala by
au(37t II. F. DIULER k CO.
A PROFIT A 11 1, E BUSINESS.
I,;;hl ecjual to Oas, at one-eighth the cost I
Cannot lis einFoued. No chimney or wick used,
Men desiring a profitable business ean seenre the
eaoloslva right for the aala af Dyott'a Patent
tarban (las l.tgtit rJurncrs ana Ull, rur aountles
or Stales. Write fur information or call on
M. B. HVOTT,
No. Ill Sonth Seoond 81 , I'liils., I'a.
N. B. Churches fiiriiishrd with Chandeliers and
Lamps of every deaeription, 2a per cent, eheapet
iben at any other establishment in tba country.
' tuchji .: " " ."'i.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17,
Urn Ctooiti., ffiwerirs, tr.
r. . mili.br.
a. . rowat.L.
MILLER & POWELL,
WHOLESALE A RETAIL
M E E C II A N T S,
Graham's Row, Market St.,
We would most respectfully Inform our friend.
d'niloraeraV'and the pnblln generaTlv. fti ur
mmw vwuw tm m pwwcrt, which havt been
remodeled and Improved, and wo are now pre
pared to accommodate all who may favor as by
N E W G O O D S, !
We have just rooelrcd one of the largest stocks
of all kinda of Merchandise ever brought to Clear
field oounty, which we Intend to soil at such fig
urea as will make It an ohjeot for all persons to
narchase from us. Families laying In win tor
supplies of Groceries, Dry Goods, Ac, should not
fail to giro us I call, at we feel confident our
prices and suporior quality of goods will amply
satisfy all. Our stock of
consists of Coffees of the best quality, Teas, Su
gars of all kinds, Mulosacs, Fih, Salt, Cheese,
Dried Fruit, Spices, Provisions, Flour aud Feed,
Ac, Ae, Our stock of
la large and varied, and we will Just say wa car.
supply any artlol. In that line, without enumer
tlng. READY-MADE CLOTHING
We have a large stock of ready-made Clothing
for Men and Boys' wear, which we'.will dispose of
at a very small advance oa coat.
Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Hardware,
Qurenawaro, Wood and Willow Ware, Notions,
Fancy Goods, Carp-tts, Oilcloths, Wall Papers,
Window Shades, Ac, Ao.
WrBelng extensively engaged In the Lumber
business, we are able to offer superior inducements
MILLER A POWELL.
Clearfleld, Pa., Jan. 1672.
fi r H I N G, 1 8 72.
BIT CHESTNUT STREET,
Have now in Store, and opening dally, a large
Stock, bought mainly direct from
HOME AND ABROAD
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
Dress Fabrics, Silks,
Shaicls and Scarfs,
White Goods, Linens,
EMBROIDERIES AND LACES,
Embracing all the Novelties of Ihe Pr!"ti,
offered to the Trade by the piece or pnekafre at
the lowest market price. fch,(-3tn
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS;
HOSIERY & GLOVES,
HATS A CAPS and BOOTS A SHOES,
Tobacco, Jrnoer.ee and Fish, Knits, Hardware,
Queonsware and Glassware, Men's and
Boys' Clothing, Drags, Paints,
Oils, richool Books,
a large lot of Patent Modiolncs,
Candles, Nuts I Dried Fruits, Cheeso and Crack
em, Rock and Rifle Powder,
Flour, Grain and Potatoes,
Clover and Timothy Soad,
Solo Leather, Moroccos, Linings, Bindings and
Thread, Hhoetnakers1 Tools and
Sbe Findings. . . , ,
No greater variety of goods in any store Ir C-w
eounty. All tor sals very low for oah nr count
produce at the Cheap Corner, April 10, 1871
GKEAT WESTERN BAZAAB,
JaUV, Ull, MIA, ma Market St., .
Always on hand a large assortment of new r d
second hand Carriages. Dearborns, Harness, A
at private and public sale. t
Falling and hbifling-Tnp Buggies from ISO to
$174. Gormantowna (shitting ata) from $76 to
$t.r0. Itockawaya (leather trimmed) from $80 to
$1.14, Dearhorns, No-Top lltiKf(ic, Jngger and
Business Wngnns from $j( to $12. Ringle Hr
ness from $H to $76 per set. Double Harness ft sa
$:0to$l26. Blankets, Wblpn, Haltrrs, Kberts,
Afghans, and everything appertaining to i
business at equally low prices. Our motto b
"Cheaper than the Cl)" f t." Givo us a rail
fore purchasing elsewhere.
Parties desiring Horses, Mules, Carriages, Wrff
ons, Ao., will study their interest by patron Ir i'g
this well-established Haiasr. Horses kept by tl
day or month. DAVY A HINT,
Feb. 7-0m. f Pmprletora
Road Letting I
OTIOK ia hereby gtvon thai the underiigrrd
Hinterrlsors of (.oshnn tnwnshin will rroei
proposals until HATCH DAY, tl.e HHh day "f
April nest, for the grading, bridging and 0"
Jilcting of forty-one rods af ruad, more or li
eading from I,. I. Irwlns, In Goshen townsli p,
to th) Lawrence township line.
Proposals must state the price per rod for lb
whole work. The Hupervlsort will mot at Li''k
Run ob the day above designated, where all wu
see flt ean attend
E. K. PHTHKY,
II. K. K Y LA It,
Fishing Tackle I
Tl'ST received a complete assortment, aon.tst
Ing of Trout Rods, Pish lse.kats, Liaes aad
Hooka, of all descriptions, at
II. P. IIJOLER k CO "
Clearfleld, April 1, 1H72, Sin.
lOR WALL PAPER, (to to
WEAVER A l!ETT.
mkmm 1 Mill U JLP
CLEARFIELD, Ta. '
VEDNEHIIAY MOKNINO. APRIL 17, IS73.
THE EVANS BOBBERY. ..
REPORT OF THE JOINT COatMITTtE.
, On TurnJuy, Aiiiil 2(1, Mr. Gralium
prcsontrtl Uio report of lite Evuns
committee, whicli was road an lullows.
and auoptcu :
RtroRT OF TflE JOINT COMMITTEE ON
' . i... WAS. CI.AIIW...,.; ,
jo me ffuiwraorti tne senate ana
Jlovue of ItLprext ntatives of I'vnnsulvit
in'tf . The joint ediumittco of iho Leir-
ixinlur. uppoiiited to inrjutro into the
l:i(U altonJinjr tho Bcltlomcnt and
colleclior. of llio wof claims of ilto
Commonwcultli by Georjro 0. Evans,
mule otho following report :
Tlmy con.monccd tlioir ditlinjrH fit
Hitrrisbtirg on tlio 28J day of January,
T2, nnd liavo since Isold a tiumbor
of Bcssiong there. Tlioy have also
held two session., in Philadelphia, one
in tho city of Washington, mid one in
tho city of New York. That at those
sections they have called bcloro them
nnd examined under oath a large
number of witnesses, including oil
thoao from whom it seemed probable
any (nets lending to throw light upon
the subject could bo obtained. Tho
principal nitnesn, George O. Evans,
lor a long timo did not obey tho sub
prun.i of tho comniitteo or the repeat
ed requests of its chairman to appear
and testify or assent to his expressed
wish to visit his residence to take his
testimony, nnd our labors were there
by greatly increased nnd rendered
nioro dilllctilt of performance, and it
was not until tlio wilful neglect or ro
fusal of a witness to appear and testi
fy beforo a logislalivo eommitleo was
mado a criminal offenso and n requisi
tion upon tho Governor of Now York
was about to bo mndo for his rendition,
that ho consented to testify. These
facts, taken in connection with the
testimony finally givon by him, and
the direct contradiction thereof by S.
P. Brown, cause us to havo grave
doubts as to tho truth of his assertions
in regard to the disposal of tho money
retained by hi in out of tho collections,
and we cannot resist tho conclusion
that if his etnloinenl bo truo, ho has
without cause or necessity refused or
netrlccted to civo to the State, whoso
agent be was, until about to bo com
pelled to do so, linn ir.iormution w hich
was demanded by tho people and he
alone was competent to givo.
iho lucU circiicu trout vmr men.
testimony taken by your committee
nnd which is herewith rcportod, nro
substantially as follows:
DuringlKGl and subsequent thereto,
Pennsylvania, was incurring lurgo ex
penses in furnishing troops to sup
press tho insurrection. Tlicso expen
ses woro ultimately to bo paid by tho
United states. In boploniuor, 1801,
tho Secretary of tho Treasury ad
vance! to tho Stato $000,000 on no-
count thereof. In that year tlio
United Stales assessed upon the State
a .diioct tax of ? 1,0 10,7 10.33, and of
fored an ubutelnent of 15 per cent,
thereon, if tho tax was paid prior to
July. 1802. In order to obtain this
. - ... ... i . ,
abutment the ijeL'isiaiuro ou reuru
ury 10, 1802, gavo Governor Cut-tin
powor to release to tho United Slates
tho dnims of tlio Stato for furnishing
troo and to pay tho remainder of
tho tax in cash. On tho 1st of March,
1 SG" our whnlo debt to tho United
Slat Js was ?--',S.V2,7 10.4-1 ; against this,
on t int day, vouchers for moneys ex
pemed by tho Stato in equipping
trotJs amounting to 81, 182,007.22,
and In January 11, 1802, like vouch
ors (mounting to SS,f 1,337.20, woro
filed Vy tho Stale in tho Treasury Do
pariiient nt Washington. On or
ubo k the latter date, Stalo Treasurer
Moi j-o nnd Col. M'.Michael, aid " to
Governor Cut-tin, in pursuance of nn
nrn.fcgomcnt mado with Secretary
Chaio by the Governor, mado n set
tlcnint of tho accounts. Tho Stato
waspllowcd credit for tho war claims
then tiled, (loss about ?150,000, which
wuspcld for future adjudication) the
13 ik-r cent, abntemont wns allowed;
and kho Stato Treasurer paid to tho
Unllfcd Slates Treasury SJjO.WU, the
balnnoe supposod to bo duo upon llto
No formal scttlonient wns mudoj
nor can wo necorlain that an account
tvus then slated. It is clear, loo, that
this wus not regarded as a 6nal scttlo
nient, for the claims not allowed wcro
yet to bo porfected and tho Stulo wus
Mill engaged in furnishing troops.
That there was a mutual appropria
tion of tho accounts to tho liquidation
of onch other, and that tlio State's
quota of tho direct tax was settled fjy
Iho appropriation of tlio war cluims
thereto, by tho ullowanco of tho 15
per cent, abatement and by tho pay
ment of 3.")0,000 in cash seems clearly
estublishod. All that remained to bo
dono was to Btnto tho account nnd
carry tlio items respectively to tho
debit nnd crodit side of tho account.
On tho 20th dnv of lebruiiry, ixiid,
Iho Stttto forwarded to Wnthington
nnd had llioro filed additional vounh-ci-s
to tho amount ofSf81,0tl 01. Tho
account between tho Kioto nnd the
United States then stood thus :
The llniled Kletei
In account with Pennsylvania, Lr.
To war cliilui. filed M.rch, 1, ltdU,
"and Kol.ruary J'l, 1IU, total J,U8,tl .11
To abatement of 1 4 per cent, en di
rect tax 1111,007.00
To cash paid by II. 1. Moore, State
Credit by direct tii..,r,0H IW.M
" by holsneo due
In lliiscondilion tho accounts reslcd
until tho war closed.
In ll5 tho official in tho Treasury
Department attempted to Btnto tho
accounts belwcep (.lie Stalo and tho
Unitod Slates for war claims, nnd ap
parently in ignoranco of tlio settlo
inont 'mndo in 1H02, "disallowed and
uspended" for purely formal and
tochnical reasons, all of tho claims of
tho Stato except 1112.50 which they
. i .11 ' - n n
1872. , ,
croditod us correct.' I).' C. Forney,
euuor oi mo wirotave, wasliington,
U. C, ond S. P. Brown, a member of
the board of public works in the sumo
city, discovered this "suspension and
disallowance" und originated tlio idoa
of the appointment of a special agent
to collect tlio churns, lliey prepared
tho joint resolution of March 22, 180",
and selected Gcorgo O. Evnna, of
riiiiudclpliia. as tho agent. Evans
brought tho resolution to Harrisburg,
and placed it In tho hands of lion.
Gcorgo- Council, . Chairman of the
I'inunco tommitteo of the Senate,
who read It in placo early in March.
It took tho ununl course of legislation
through pomuutteo and wits passed
nntitl) -tm l.. Jr vs it .,,, i ivaJ,
Jlurcli ivans was endorsed
to tho Governor as trustworthy by
Mossrs. Forney nnd others, and wus
commissioned on tlio day of tho an
prov-ul of tho resolution, ns speciul
agent "to collect llio disallowed and
suspended claims of tho Stato ngainst
tho United Stutes." On the 23d of
March be filed in tho ofllco of tho third
nuditor of tho Treasury, at Washing
ton, "a stulomerit of explanations.
making 60ino ciirht or ten pnre nf
lcttor paper," in relation to tho claims,
"oxplutiHtory of tho account, torctli-
cr will) a "notification of his appoint
ment as agent," und on that day ho
executed nn ugrcomcnt at Harrisburg
ngreeing to make semi annual reports
to tho Slnto Treasurer und annual re
ports to the Governor, and to filo a
bond in $10,000, conditional for faithful
performance of his duties. On the ,27th
of March he executed this bond ut bis
own liouso in Philadelphia, and it ap
pears to havo boon tiled on the 2d day
of April, in tho office of the Secrctury
of tho Common wealth. Letters wcro
written and verbal explanations mado
by Evans and S. P. Brown to the
third auditor and second controller of
tho Treasury up lo tho 21lh day of
April, 1307, in regard to "tho suspend
ed nnd disallowed cluims," and on Ihul
day theso officials' revcrsod their form
er dec.rco and credited Iho Stale wilh
I,!W9,110.82 of the claims beforo dis
ullowed and suspended. Tho second
controller swears that "this was a
simplo carrying through of tho forms
ol auditing and adjustment. ui tlie
credit thus given to the Stute $000,000
(less Iho fll2.,i0 beforo paid; went to
iiquidato iho cash advanced to tho
Stato in 1301, and $1,304,711 43 were
carried by a counter warrant lo the
credit of tho direct tax. Neither
monoy nor warrant passed through
iho humid of Evans for these sums.
Upon tho whole of this sum, $1,00,-
115.82, Evans claims to retain ten per
cent., or $108,011.52, for lens than
lMtr Haye wlr - Vmiv Sftmrnln..
huvo not language sufficiently strong
to express their disapprobation of so
bold an outrage or titling terms in
which to cbnractcrizo thoso in olliciul
position who seek to palliate or excuse
the wrong. A tier adjusting the ac
counts settled in 1802 by Governor
Curlin and Secretary Chase by this
formal transfer und entry lliero yet
remained of tho accounts allowed by
tho settlement of April 24, 1807, tho
urn of $78,516.80, lor which tho Sec
rotary of tho Treasury drew his war
rant, No. 1,897, dutcd May 1, 1S07,
upon tho Treasurer of tho United
Stales in favor of John W. Geary,
Governor. It was nover endorsed by
tho Governor, but win endorsed by
nnd paid lo Goorgo O. Evans. No
part of this money over rouchod tho
State Treasury, und neither tho ac
counting department nor the Treasury
offlciuls know of its payment until
1871. Evans received tho warrant on
May 1,1807, and reported to tho Gov.
crnor in May, 1807. Eighteen thou
sand dollars ot this money was paid
to S P. Brown, of Washington, aud
$2,500 to a member of the lumily of
J. H. Dnnglison. No semi uunuul
statements seem ever to havo been
mndo to tho Stalo Trensiiry, as ro
quired by the agreement nnd bond of
There et ill remained "supended
nnd disallowed" war cluims on filo,
and Evans addressed himself lo tho
tusk of supplying tho necessary ovi
denco 10 obtain their ullowanco. On
tho 28lh of October, 1808, nnolher
settlement was mndo allowing tho
Stato tho sum of $106,051.4(1. War
rant to Iho order ot tho Governor wns
forthwith drawn for Ibis whicli wus
endorsed by "Evans, special ogont,"
nnd deposited to bis own credit in tho
First National bank of Washington
and thenco checked out for his own
purposes.. No part of this money ever
readied tho Stuto Trcnsnry, nor was
its receipt known until 1871 by any
Stato olliciul save Iho Govornor, lo
whom Evans communicated tho fnet
of its receipt and its application to his
commissions.. This loll still on file
"suspended nnd disnllowed" about
$23,000, tho effort to collect which
seem, to have boon abandoned. No
other claims of tho Stato against the
United Stntcs woro covered by iho
terms of tho resolution of 1807, nnd
no other cluims wcro "susponded and
disnllowed" either fit tho dale of its
passage or nltcrwardn. Tho labors of
Kvans covered tho timo between
March 23, 1S07, nnd October 28, 1808,
within tho first sixty days of which
tho Recounting officer mado Iho nec
essary entries to adjust tho accounts
already Settled, lie collected $11,
108 84 and retains tlio whnlo. Stato
(dllcinls knew this fact for tln-eo years
beforo it becamo public and tho ne
glect to report tho transaction to Iho
Legislatures regarded by usasagross
dereliction of ofllctul duly.
Thcro yot remained in tlio Auditor
General's ofllco nt Harrisburg a largo
number of vouchers nnd accounts for
equipments nnd subsistence of troops
justly pnynhlo by tho United States.
None of them had been filed at Wash
ington prior to May 4, 1870, nnd nnno
of them wcro covered by the terms of
tho resolution ofl807, by the commis
sion of Hvnns ns special agent or by
his bond or agreement of 1807. .In
March, 1870, Evans prosontod to "tho
Auditor Gonerul a loltor from the
Governor foq'nftstiiig him to plnco these
vouchers under his fEvans') charge
for collection from tho United Stales'.
Auditor General Hurlranfl refused to
do so for ft timo, but in vlow of tho J
TERMS $2 per annum, in Advance.'
necessity for prompt action under the
act of Congress, he finally consonted.
IIo doclincd to givo thorn lo him nt ft
commission of ten per eont ', but made
a speciul agroomont for an equitable
compensation to be fixed by Hartranft.
Tlio claims were tlton takon in charge
by Evans and bis clerk, Dr. Trimble,
nnd prepared for filing and settlement.
May 4, 1870, vouchers amounting to
$259,033.10, Juno 30, 1870, amounting
to $702,127 91, nnd May 25, 1871.
amounting to $33,737.77 wcro filed by
them in tho oflico of tho tho third An
ditor nf tho Treasury nt Washington
for adjudication and payment by the
United States. On tho 3lh day of
ot April, 18(0, Governor Geary gavo
to T,aiiB u nu.v appointment as uuni
to present, incsc Claims lor sett emont
and oollcot thoso moneys. In tbisnn
pointment no roferonoo is mndo to the
resolution of 1807, and it seems to have
boon recognized that these vouchers
wcro not covered by us terms. On
August 2ti, 1S70. Evans nrnnurxH n
sottlomont by which the sum of $130,
8 10.09 was allowed to tho Stato upon
tneso claims, anil on tlio lollow inguny
wnrrant No. 2,749 wns-druwn for this
amount to tho order of tho Governor.
This draft was endorsed bv "Geonro
O. Evans, attorney in fact," and was
paid to him. The only portion of this
money that rcathod iho Treasury wns
$29,007.43, which wns paid bv Gover
nor Geary, July 24, 1871, ho having
recoivoa it lrom ivvans tlio day previ
ous thereto, by draft on Now York.
ihisdulois one week subsequent to
nrliclos in tho newspapers on this sub
joct, and it is a remarkable coincidence
that tho only official report made by
Evans in roloronco to these collections
bears dato four days after tbo public
press had sounded tho alarm. Your
committee connot understand why
r.vans tailed to make Ins reports if the
transaction wns fair and his commis
sions honestly earned. Nor can Ihcy
perecivo tho nocossity for such abso
lute silence in regard to tho whole
subject ns seems lo havo prevailed in
official circles at Harrisburg until the
scrutiny of on intelligent subordinate
dragged tho wholo into the publie
gazo. llicre was no shadow ot right
lo retain any of tbo proceeds of tho
draft of August 27, 1870; it wns no
part of "the suspended nnd disallowed
clnims," and by tbo very tcrniB of the
resolution of 1807 thecom missions wcro
to be paid out of the moneys collected
therefrom . Under the agreement with
Hiii -Iran ft this money should havo gone
into tho Treasury and unequitable, com
pensntion been fixed by him and paid
by tho Stato Treasurer. Tho Govor
nor seems to linvo been cofrni.aiit of
tine retention of thia draft by Kvana
I.a - .n hia I'muniunil-flUon to
tho committee (page 30), '-the first of
Ihcso sums, amounting to $130,810.09,
collected by the agent August 20, 1870,
was rctairrod and credited by him on
bis commissions" This sum made a
total of $321,014 44 collected by tbe
Agent, ull of which ho kept until July
24, 1871, when $29,007.43 thcroof was
paid to tho Treasury. No ono at
tempts to dofend tho rotention of tho
lultcr sum for eleven months, nor can
wo sco the justification for retaining
on August 20, 1870, $07,874. 32 as ten
per cent, commissions on moneys not
collected until April 11, May 15 and
Juno 23, 1871, respectively, for it will
boi-emomberod that up to August 20,
1870, the wholo amount roceivod in
cash was $321,014.44, and iho wholo
sum adjusted and credited to tho Slate
was $1,910,598 93, making a totul of
$2,231,613.28. Upon his own show
ing, and in accordance wilh his own
claim, thorel'ore, Iho agent, Erans,
wilh tlio knowledgo nf tho Govornor,
had in his hands when tho Legislature
met in January, 1871, the largo sum
of 307,853.12 more than ho was en
titled to under bis own unfounded
claim. Your committee cannot under
stand why tho attention of tho Legis
lature of 1871 wns not called to this
astounding stato ol fuels.
On April 11, 1871, another sttlo
ment wits obtained by I'vansnt Wash
ington, resulting in a balance upon tho
lust claims filed, in favor of tho State,
of $137,822.59. Warrants In favor of
John W. Geary, Governor, or order,
wero drawn - on that day for tho
amount, which wero paid lo Evans
April 15, 1871, without tho endorse
ment of the Governor, nnd this money
reached Iho SUto Treasury April 25,
1871, through tho hands of Governor
May 15, 1871, another balance wns
struck in favor of tho Stato for $242,
107.57, for which n draft was drawn
to tho order of tho Gqvurnor, was en
dorsed by Evans, attorney in fact, do
posited by hi in in tho Farmers' and
Mechanics' national bank of Philadel
phia, iho evidence thcroof sent to
Govornor Geary, nnd it reached tho
Treasury Slav 10, 1871, through him.
Juno 23, 1871, r balance of $298,
753,08 wns found In f.tvor of the Stuto,
and draft of that date for that amount
wa, drawn to tho order of tho gover
nor nnd remitted directly to him.
This money was p:;id into Iho Btnto
Treasury by tho Governor Juno 28,
1871. This draft wns endorsed "to bo
remitted direct to Governor Gonry."
nnd this Booms to havo been tho result
of interference nt the United SUto.
Treasury by Mr. S. P. Brown, who
thcro assorted that Evans wns not
paying into tho Stato Treasury the
moneys paid to him. Mr. Brown Ins
tilled that the reason lor this interfer
ence wus that Evans had not carried
out his agreement with him and was
not paying his collections into tho
Tbo resolution of March 22, 1807,
proviibn for tho appointment of "a
special agent to culloct tho disallowed
nnd suspended claims against tho
United Stales, whoso compensation
lor that purposo shall not exceed ten
per centum nf tho amount thus col
lected and shall bo paid out of such
collections." Of these cluims Evans
collected $181,108.35, and has kept
the wholo. Tho maximum of his com
pensation for this work would bo $18,
410 83. IIo omploycd no'clorks or
n'sistunls so fur as we could lonrn, and
tho principal part of his labors woro
porfotmed within thirty days.
Tho claims filed on nnd lifter May
4, 1870, amounting to $l,053,79&.80
required (licriodl labor npd Rare in thoir;
preparation' for prvaontatiiin and CI.
ing. l)r. John Trimble,' a former em-
rtLii'nn rf I I.a .1itt A .1 1 1 .... .1 ..... i '
incut at Washington, seems to havq
been the principal assistant Of -Evans
in doing this workj from his testi
mony it appears that an ofllco was
oponcfj in-Washington in 1870, and
clerk3 employed und engaged in tlie,
preparation of vouchors; that four
clerks, Including himself', woro em
ployed from April 0 to July 14, 1870;
that $2,600 would cover ull tjio expanse
of this manual labor. Evans obtained
control of these claims March 80,1870,
nnd the last money was roneived Juno
23, 1871 a porlod of fifteen months
covers tho wholo of the timo occupied,
l-'or this ho claims to retain $81,558 93;
or ton per cent, upon the sums collect
cd from tho lust batch of t-tnfms "and
withholds tbo further sum of $25,810
to conipleto his ton per ocnt. for'col-let-ling
$184,108 85 of tho first batch!
Tho testimony of Dr. Trimblo corrob
orates tho Btulcmotit and- ngrcemen,
of the Auditor General as to the com
pensation to bo allowed for collection
of iho claims in 1870, and your com-'
mitleo aro clear iu thoir opinion that
this claim for ten per cent, i utterly
unfounded. , They cannot but cxprcsj
their disapprobation of tbo looseness
of ofliicnl rotitino Hint placed In Iho
hands of Fvnns over a million of doli
lars of vnluublo assets without requir
ing ii om mm any scoiirity wuavover.
VU UIO UlLllfl JlU.II 1 t U .IU.IIJ I ittOlu
data as to Hie disposition of I ho whole of
iho commissions withheld by Evans.
Ho testifies that ho is w ithoutpropcrly
of tiny kind, and that he pnid his dob's
and cxonses wilh these moneys. It.
C. Forney ndmils that Evnns paid him
.Vi.OOO out of tho commissions, nnd
swears that ho had a contract for
$10,000 thcroof. Evans swears that
the sum paid Forney was $0,000, and
toS. P. Brown, of Washington, $20,
000. Dr. John Trimblo received about
$5,500 for Iris cervices and cash ex
pended, and a member of Hie family
of J. Ii. Dnnglison, then privato toc
rotary to Govornor Geary, rocoivod
$2,500. Tho testimony of Evnns is
contradicted in itst material points by
S. P. Brown, who swears that 'flip,
(Evans) also stntcd to mo that ho bad
to pay a largo amount of money to
Pennsylvania officials for tbo purpose
of obtaining the necessary Legislation.
Ho gave men memorandum of amounts
ho bad promised to pay to Ihcso par
tios. On this memorandum nppenrod
tba name of Governor Geary and
friond for thirty thousand ($30,000)
dollars, D. C Forney rIx thousand
($0,OUU) dollars J. Kobley Dunglison
fivo thousand ($5,000) dollars, nnd
oilier purties tight thousand ($8,000)
dollars. Ho subsequently stated lo mo
that ho was to procuro tbo publication
of tho lifo of Governor Gonry, and,
that a large portion of tho thirty thou
sand (?30,UOO) dollars was to bo ap
propriated to mat purpose. In a sun-
sequent conversation Mr. George O.
I.vuns told mo thai lie liud un inter
view with n pitblihbing houso, tho
name of which ho mentioned I think
it was Appleton k Co., but nm not
certain and that it would cost forty
thousand ($40,000) to publish tbe Mil
of Governor Geary, being about ten
thousand (?10,iiiju) more than bo had
anticipated. Another consideration
ho was lo give to Governor Gonry was,
that ho (Evans) was cither lo purchaso
oonti-.dlinn; interests in a paper In
ilorrisbprir or fo start anew one to
ring Governor Geary s name promi
nently before tho people as a candi
date for tho Presidency. This pro
posed paper was to be run wholly in
tho interest of Governor Gonry and to
bo under his (tho Governor's 'i control.
He told mo bn bad parlies interested
wilh him to whom ho had paid and
wns to pay largo fees. I asked him
their names but ho declined to givo,
Wo cannot givo credence to tho
statements of Mr. Evans in viow of
this testimony, and of all the facts and,
circumstances surrounding tho trans
action, nnd wo are impressed wilh tho
belief that the wholo truth upon this,
subject bns not been reached by bun
inquiry, but wo nnve'oxnausieu ail
practicable moans for reaching it and
report tho filets' ao far us wu could as-
certain Ilium lor 3'our further action
theregftr Wo earnestly recommend
that the powers given by tho resolu
tion of 1S07 and the nppointmont of
Mr. Evans bo nt onco rescinded by the
repeal of the resolution and tho rcvqi
cation of the powers given, and that
tho Auditor General and Stuto Treus,.
urer bo vested w ith full power to em-
ploy counsel or agents In thoir discre
tion lo collect mo moneys improporiy
withheld by Kvnns nr.d to secure to
tho Stito all mpiipys) remaining un,..
paid op horototoro improperly paid by
tho United Stutes upon tlio war claims
of this Stato.
To accomplish ihcso objects we
herewith reran t for adoption a joint
resolution, tho Immediate paBsago of
which wo respccllully recommend.
On the 20th of February, 1S72, n
resolution and prenmblo in reference
to n communication in tho New York.
Tribune ol tho preceding day, were
referred to this comnpttec. In that
tomtminicnlioii certain resolutions
wcro minted which reflected upon
John K. Hartranft, Auditor General,
and U. W. Mat-key, Slate Treasurer,
aud mado spocihe cltargos against
thum In tticir oflieinl enpuuity. Il vrua
mado our duly to invcsligato thoso
charges, and to ascertain tho fuels at
tending tho uttemptcd introduction Ol
the said resolution, and tho publica
tion of tho same. Wo havo ascertain
ed that tho resolutions referred to iu
tho communication to Iho Tribune
were prepured by Strahan, (counsel of
Evans,) Evuns hiniself,or Dr. W'illitim,
Payne, ono of his bail, nnd that ley
jointly attempted lo procuro their in
troduction into and passago iy ilia
Houso of Uepreseittatives nnd Senate ;
tbnt tho facts charged in the resolu
tions recited in that communication
are untrue; lltnt in ptirsunnco of this
inquiry wo called before us all of tho
witnesses whoso testimony seemod
likely lo throw nny light opon tbo
transactions charged; thut several
communications havo nppearcd in tho
New York Sun and New York 8ir.it
une reflecting upon tho ofllciul beforo
named and other persons in n privato
capacity ; thut these have been based
upon data cither furnished by Dr'.
William Payne nr sonio oilier friend
of Georgo O. Evans, and that upon
careful inquiry of witnesses tinder
oath wo find that tbe specifi6 "charges
mado in said communication are not
All of which is respectfully submitted.
James L. Graham,
William A. Wallace,
Couimlltce on the part af the Senate.
' D. N. Wniifi,
A. O. Notre,
II. L Hrwitt,
J. 1). Hancock,
U. A. M'Connkll,
Committee on tlie part of U. Ilouse.