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VOL. 50-WHOLE NO. 2102. . ' , . ;, - CLEARFIELD, PAV WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1876. NEW SERIES-V0L. 17, NO. It.
' w. c. Arnold
TBO.. B. MI'BHAT.
& COLLECTION OFFICB,
Clearfleld Countj, Peon 'a. f5y
MURRAY & GORDON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
' CLKAEKIULl), PA-, . .
PP-ODce In Pie'. Opera Bonn, eeeeno) floor.
Will attend to all bmln.il entruated to hia
piotn(itlj and ralthfull;. botISTS
WlM-iaU A. WALLACR.
MARBT r. WALLACI.
DATtD U Iltlli4'
JOBM W. WBIOLRf.
WALLACE & KREBS, "
(Hmoeiaora to-Watlaoo a Pioldia,,)
II-1I73 - ClearfUM, Pa.
ttvil BaUtc and Colleotion Afnt,
Will promptly atUfld to all legal bai.aau a
truitil to bii oara.
-Offlo with John II. Fulford, tppoiitt tha
JOHN D. THOMPSON,
Jaitloi of tha Ttaoa and 8rlTntr,
CollaotloDi mailt and nona.r prompt);
pata ovar. - . ' t rabiX Tiii
ao. At.aiitf aaxRv Ai.aanT.....;...w, a lor at
W.- ALBERT & BROS.,
Ataonfaotaran a aataa.lra Daalara In
Sawed Lumber, Sqaare Timber, 4o,,
, , WOODLAKD, PKNN'A.
MOrdori Mlloltod. Bllli IIM oa ihorl nolle
Bad raajoBBblo tarna.
Addnu Woodland P. 0., Clmrluld Co., Pa.
a3t.lt W ALI1KUT A DH08.
jo.Bia a. a bmallt. dariri. v. a'ceanr.
McENALLY & MoCUEDY,
pr-Lgn ban,Qfi attended to promptly with)
S.lflity. Offlrra oa Swood itroot, ahovt tha Firrt
Natiunal Baok. Jan:l:74
G. R. BARRETT,
Attornry and Counselor at Law,
luring reiiffned hi Jmlfraphip, haa rtiniaed
the praotloo of tha law In hiald offieo at Cloar-8-liJ,
I'iu Will attend tbnurti of Jeffpraon and
nik co a ot lei when apMialljr tataloed in conn tct ion
with reitdnut ouunial. S:U:7S
w m7 1vi7 Mcc ; ul To ugh,
ATTOItNKY AT LAW,
Clearflald, Pa. '
Omoa la Court llna. (RharllT'f Offioa).
L.Rat liuainaat iiroiuntly attandad. to. Rtal artata
Wuiiht and .old. J. 1171
A. W. WALTERS
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
t-S.UIVa ia rirahani'a Row. dacl-l;
H. W SMITH,
il:l:TS Clearfleld. Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
tT-OIBoa in Old Wailara Dotal bullilinf,
oorntr of gaoood and Markat St.. boSI,00.
f S R AeT TE8T,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Clearfleld, Pa. ,
-0lta la the Court Iloaao. (J;lt,'T
John hTfu lfo r d"
ATTORaVEY at law,
Off oa so Aiatkat atrert, opp. Cunrt IIoom,
Jan. 3, 1874.
" j 6 HN L C U TTLE,"
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
iurt Heal Eatato Agent, Clearfleld, Pa.
Offipo oa Third itraat, bat. Cherry A Walnat,
4rRafafltrally offer hla aervlcea la aalllag
ind buyiuR landa la OUarnald and adjoining
toiiotlaa i and with an eiperienaeot oftr twantf
faara as a aurvayor, datura hlutalf that ha eaa
rtnriar aatlffaction.- iFak. UM-.tt, ,
j7 B L A K E W A LTE R S,
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
-AMD itaALca ia
Htwv 1aQh mid IaiuUor,
Dice in Graham 'a Row. 1:16:71
J. J. LINGLE,
1:18 Haeeola, Clearfleld Ca Pa. ;:d
jTsT bTrn h a r t,
ATTORNKY - AT LAW,
Will praotloa In Clearlald and all of the Court, of
tbo 2MB Judicial dtftrlet. Keal aitata buato.w
and oollaetioa orolalaui awda ipaoiallta al'71
DR. W. aTmEANS, "
PHYSICIAN k SURGEON,
PrencliTllle, Clearfleld County, Pa,
Kaepo euattantly oa hand a full aeiarttaont of
vrj uooda, llardwara, uruoarlai, ana ovoryiBtn,
aaually kapt in a retail itura, which will ha .old,
fcr auk, aa okeap a. alMwhara lo tha oonnty.
ProoobTilla, June 11, lHOI-ljr.
f HOM A SH 7 F O R CEE,
, BBAtaa ir
(JEN ERA L MEHCUAND18E,
Alia. axtontiT. manufacturor and d.aler In Pquara
j Timber and Sawed Luubaruf all kind..
'i M0rderi Bolicltad and all hllll prnmptra
House andf Sign Paintor and Papei
' V-fjU Will execute job in hla Hoe promptly a!
in a workmanlike manner. , err4,67
G H. H A L L,'
PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER
NEAR CLEARFIELD, PENN'A.
et-Pumpi always oo hand and made to order
on inon antiae. ripe, norcu on reeaeaatile terma
AH work warranted to ronder latiafaetfcn, ai
d.llT.red If de.irod. ' - .1 ,! , rhyli:lypd
E. A. B I G L ER A. CO.,
. and luaaufaetnrera of
ALL KINIMI OP SAWED LCMHKH
t-Tlt CLEARFIEI.U, PENN'A.
Lightning Strikes Again
A Pntriot, StatcHinnn nml Hero
, , Ripped to Flinders I
a. Del-" Likely to take a Jv-uap,
and Wll Kiug no more in toe Uov-
ernment Oomdors I
niK Mi-Am ;.v cov.nitjiss
Mr Clyuter'a Haadhiffoftlia 1'arribla Ar
ruirniueutiiiiHta ou the lai
Ecal Estate, Square Timber, Boards
8IIINULE8, LATH, A PICKETS,
1:1073 Clearfleld, Pa,
Square Timber '& Timber Lanik
Jell'TS CLEARFIELD, PA.
S. I. SNYDER,
ARU OBALRa IR
VVatclicH, Clocka and Jewelry
Qmkam't Mow, itrket 8tri,
CLEARI-'lEl.n, PA. ,
All klnde of repairing In my line promptly at
.nded to. Jf , April 13, l71.
REIZENSTEIN & BERLINER,
' wholaiala daalera lo
GEMS' FlRMSlll(i GOODS,
Kara msiovkI to 187 Church atmt, balwran
Franklin and bUa aU., -New York. iJJ1' '
JAMES H. LYTLE,
lu kra1sera BoUdli.jf, Clearfleld, Pa.
Daalar la Orootttaa, Proriiluot, Yegetablet,
rraita, rionr, reati, cto ate. . . t , ; ,
TAMES E. WATSON k CO..
f) . REAL ESTATE BROKKRS.
Honaaa and Ofiieaa to lat. Collection! prom i I It
made, and irat-elaaa Coal and Plra-CUy Landa
and Town property for tale. OlTioa in Weatrrn
Dotal Building (2d floor), deaond St. fmylS'74y
rjHB underaincd bcgi leavt to Inform the pub-
m lie iDai na ia now rony prrpar to aoomtuo-
dttte all in tha way of fnrniitbioi Iiv. n, Uagfia.
tfaddlea and Uarneaa, on tha ahorteat notioa an
n reaaonabla terma. Raaidanoa oa Loenat atraat,
haiwaan J bird ana roarm.
KO, W. GKARHART,
Tlearneld, Fb. 4. 1174.
Tha nndartiined It now prepared to f urn lab
tna pabiia who an excellent quality ofa
Bellefonte Wood-Burned Lime,
for plutarinit parpoiei, by the lara or traall
quaatiiy. Can ba found for tha proacnt at l'ia'a
new oaiitiiPfr, on Aoiraei airer,,
0t1.tr . h. K. IfcCU LLOIIOH.
The Best is the Cheapest!
Thorn a l Re Illy baa m eked another large lot of
"Mitcnen wagon', wnun are among tna vary
bfft atannfaoturad, and which be will aell at tba
an oat reaaonabla ratei. Hii tlock inoludaa almoat
R. Ev M. SOIIEUREK,
t)fflot ID reiidfBc on Mwrket itr
Aprll 14, 1S7S. " Clearfleld. Pa
' - j IhTklinem. b., i
Call in I ate thrtii.
Will attend profaaatonal ealla promptly. augl'7 ! f wagonf-largfand .mail, wide
,.. ' , ana narrow track.
DR. T. J. BOYER,
PHYSICIAN AND SU RO ION,
OlEoa oa Market Street, Clearteld. Pa.
arMinoe hoarat to 1 a. at., and I to 8 p.
JOHN A. KTAIJ-KIt, i .
BAKKR, Market St., Clraiteld, Pa,
Freeh Dread, P.uak, Holla. Pin and take.
oa hand or made to order. A general BHortneaV
oi t-oniectinnerlr.A riull and rut. in i(u-k.-
lea Crrara and trjMrri in ai-aron. Pnlma nrerry
uine in. i-iiaifmre. rricr. moaprele.
ANDREW H ARWICK,
Markrt Mrrel. C lrl Drill, pa.. '
MAJtrr.lTrRMI AM IIRA1.BB IN
lllllVrBd II I Ittit l?K lintm re r n,tiua
PIITS1CIAK k SUFGEON.j ' " ' " .,,. of ?v
HAVING loeatad at Pnn(lld, Pa., oor kit 4 HOHSK ft iVA7.VAfl QOUhS.
profeailonal aarrloea U the people of that ' K fl, fM . ,dj,crt. ilf,Plittflf.. Dru,h
l"""i "' r.WBi. BlaRkotA' lUbfa. ate., alaava on
, i ano tor aataat iaa
plaoe and urronnding country,
alien aea to.
loB-eat eaah prteaa.
no I P QIIDP U CILTI ft I" wpairwg protupny a(tenle.l to.
UT. J. r . DUIAWn rlCL U, All kiodanf Mdea taken In irh.n fur U.
LauBurgeoa of tha 8d Regiment, Panniyhaola nraa and repairing. All klnda of harnvn lraibar
volunteer!, aaving ratarnee rroaj ma Anny.i mrvt on oend, ana mreaieat a a tna II prnflt.
offer hii prof eaa ion al aarrleaa t theeittteaa I . The Iwaiaaaa wiif be under tha iratnedlata
of Clearfleld eonnty.
OPrufaiaional flail promptly attended to.
umoe on saaond atraat, form erlyoacn plan ay
DR. H.B.VAN VALZAH,
OKKIC'E IX MASONIC KITILDINW.
OSeo knuri-Froai II lo I P. M.
DR. JEFFERSON MTZ,
Will promptly attend all call, la the lie. of hi.
prouMiua. , . aor.l-TS
D. M. D0HEETT,
FAflUIUNABLE BARRXh A HAIR DHKSf F.R,
Shop Real door lo Wearer A B.ltl' etnre,
HA WHY 8NYDEB, " ". "
( Formerly with lw Rphnter.)
. BARRER AND HAlRIlllSSdKR.
Phnpan Merkei 8t appo.lo Canrt UnaH.
A clean towel fur every eaetaaiar. aiay 10, '7.
0. W. WIAVEB 4 CO.,' "
J)RU(iGISTS & APOTHECA RIES,
Drain, la all kind, of Draja, M.dielnra, F,.
ey Uomle and Iiruyante' Rumlrir.,
Onrwenirille, Alarek IT, l7t..
tuperri.lon of John C. Ilerwick.
ClrarOold, Jan. 10, MID.
jJAIZE ft SCHWARTZ,
(late 0.0 Irani A Co.,)' "
NO. I!W MAnKtTRTHI'.l'.T, Pllll A.
Baadr, Cornpanle., An., fnral.hrd. Raiaple.,
rbatograpke en irlf-Beerurinx dlrerllom lent
MRRCIIANt TAILOR A LOTIIIF.Ro,
" ' " 1100 MARKET STREET, "
Jaly 14, 'Joly Phtla
0E0BQE M. FERGUSON, '
WTH -t .
IV. V IIDSItHAaii a. r n
. . . . " V " 1 a 1 M1
f i t. t diealeit '
HAT3 a eip poors & shoka,
T fl tf Ml Matktl wei, PhtUderpht
The naderalgned are now fatly prepared1 to
earry an the buaiaaai of .
AT RKAS0NAJ1L.K RATES, ., ,
ABd raepeettally eolleil the patnmaaw of tkoee
aeeoiug aaoa mrwaa.,
' JOHN TROPTMAN,
Clearleld, Pa., Fob. 10, 1074.
OUBH AND LOT FOR SALE.
The Meant end Let ea the anrweref afar.
kadaaat Flftk atraau, Cleartatd. Pa., la far .ale.
Tba lot oaaaatae anulr aei er ef aroaad. The
bnaa(dB a lerae e)aa)ble rrauaa, eoaealBiai aaae-i
rer Teraii ana erner iBPrrnauon apply
.n . ,i li fMi tin i ' rr.
at tad ifikulflarit the
P. A. AVini;
Wahiiinuton, iliuvh 2. Whon the
(.omniiuoe ot tue Ixilo m tho iiouso
of liuuruHonlntivoa rose to-diiy Al r.
C'lyuiur, of J'uuuoylruiiia, preHcntcd
rcw)liitioim of iinut'ucliiiiuiit . uuuinst
Willium W, Uullttiup, lutu .SucroUiry of
tiar, lor uicu Crimea and muHlcmouu.
ora In officii. 'In tbo midst of gicut
cxmomoMt, mm witli un ununuul till-
iic'sn in tho IIoubo, Jlr. Clvmur 1'oho
find aniil : " I aak puriniiwion of tbo
IIouhu lo muko a rcnort from, tho Coin-
mitteo on Exiicmliliirca of tho W'ur
Dqmrlmcnt of so giuvo iuiiorlunco
t hut I am quite certain thitt when it ia
neitru Una Jlotmo will OL'ieo tint t X am
jtmtiiiotl in nuking Unit pormitiaion at
tins tune. 1'cruiioriion whs given, and
Mr. Clymur taking bis position ut tbo
Clerk a Uonlt, read the tullowmg roiiort
Tho committco discovered at the
very tlironbolil of its inviwtigntion such
i!!iiiicHlioncu oviucnco ol tho nislleu
snneo of (ionoiitl Willium V. Uelknan.
then Soci-utury of War, tbul thoy found
it their duty to lay tho suiiio before tho
JIotiKO. Tbey further report tbnt this
uny at 1 1 o ciock n lettor ol the Presi
dent of tbo I nititl Stutes was prosonted
to thpconiniittoeaceeritlnif tborosiifns-
;ion of the Socretitry of War, together
with n copy ol Ins letter ol ri'Mignntion
which (tho President informed tho
comtnitteo) was Bttrjitotl nlmut 10 20
this morning. Tbey tboruliiro unani
mously report and demand tbnt tho
mid h illium . Uelkntip, luto Sticra
tary of War, b dealt with according
to tho law of the land, and to that cud
submit herewith the testimony in the
case tnken, together with tbo several
statements and exliihils thereto at-
tacbod, and also a rescript of tbo pro
ceedings of tho cominitteo bad during
the investigation of this subject, and
submit tbo lollowmg rr.wlutiona ; .
Rtnlrtti, That VTIIIIain W. Bilknap. lale Pre
rotary of War, bo ImpeeoliMl of high crime, and
miidemeanoro In olheo.
Itetohrtl, That the tc.llnionr In the eeae ef
William tv. uelknan, late Hrorelarr or War. ba
referred to the Judiciary Committer, with Intima
tion, to prepare ana report without unnrer.rary
dfley euiletile arllclea of loipoacbtnent of raid
William W. lielkuaii, lale Hrerelary of War.
ifrrrf. That a oomuiltlre of Are member! of
Iho lluuae be appointed anil tnalrueled to nroeoed
iDjmrdiairlr to the bar of elie Hrnate and there
ttnpeaoh William W. Uelknep, lale Heoretary of
ner, in me name or ine ni'ii,te or tne I niti-d
Male., or nt)rn erlmt't anil mnitomranore when la
nfllce, and to Inform th.t body that formal arilea
of liuiivaehnirnt will In duo flue be nraeenled.
and to reque.t the Senate lo take lueb order in
the prrtnlrea aa they may deem appMpriale.
Jlr. Clynier then proceeded to read
tho testimony of Caleb P. Mursb. Uken
yesterday betbro tho committco, show-
ng that ho hail paid necreturr Jiel
knap about (20,000 in consideration of
hif appointment nti post trader nt Kort
Hill, Indian Torritory. Tho rcadinit
was listened to with intense interest bv
tho members of tho House, and by a
largo eudieneo In tho galleries. In tho
more patbotic portions of the narrative,
Mr. Clymur wiis4ivtiently forotxl by
his feelings to pause until his voice re
covered from, its trcmiilounnoss jind
himself from bis agitation. At tbo
elosoof tbo rending, and alter the mafiy
members who bad taken tin positions
near the Clerk 'a desk (the bettor' to
hoar tho testimony anil aocoinpanving
statements) Imd rcttirntM to thcirl
proper seats, Mr. Clymer, who LudalHoj
gono to Ins own sent, airam rose !
said, with great emotion : "ilr. Speak
er, I would not if I co'nld, and I could
not (in my present cmiditi(in) it 1 would.
add anything to the facts just reported
to tho House. Another occasion innv
be afforded mo to do so. Tbcv are so
plain that everywhere throughout this
broad land, and throughout Christen
dom, wherever tbo English lunguagu
is read or spoken, they will lur Iodic
yenrs constitute a record of official cor
ruption and crimes snub as tbeio is no
parallel for in our own history, or in
that ot any othot country that 1 know
of. If, in this hour, one sentiment ol
pity, nc word of sympathy, could find
utUiranco from me, it would bo because
leel that tho luto Kocrotat'T of War
is-Dtit tho proper outgrowth, tho truo
exponontollhu corruption, thooxtrava
gnncc, tbo misgovornmcnt Unit have
cursert this land lor years past. That
being my 'Own roflection, i will dis-
hargo my un ty host to mj-sell and to
ins jtouse ov ucmnnning me previous
nilcstlnh'on llio adoption f ahe reso.
jution.") f n , j . r-, . j -r-p t tr
im PREVIOUS QUKHTION SKOONIIKI). ,
Mr. Kasson, of Iowa, appealed to Jlr.
Clymer to give.) an opportunity fur
some suggestions to lie mndo beliire
asking the provious" jiiesion on n mat-
r ui mi gruvu iiiiHiriiiiiee,
Mr. Clymer regretletl tbnt he could
not oblige Ids friend several I'cino
ertitic members, " Vet, yes, "J, ami (iir
tbo reason tbnt bis colleagues on die
ommittee desired lo be hen id after tbo
previous tpiostioii was seconded.
Mr. K u son. Allow mo to sav that
there will not bo the slightest opposi
tion to their being nil beanl.
Alt', ciymct. A dodlruu to yioj'VflO'l
mand the previoiis'ipiention. 1 Jl1
Mr. Kasaim..Does thuifi utlcmiin ex
pect tbo llotisu' tO'nilit,' alter five
clock, and without this report beimr
printed, to voto on tlnwo resolutions,
hen even tbo impeuehnbility of tbo
officer al tetnt is a poirjl tq ba eon-
icrea uy mo ltouso t , '1,1
Mr. Clymer. Alter the previous
question bns boon ordered. 1 will yield
half the hour to tbo members ol the
committee who nro on the other side
.r,i.. ii ,
ui eiiu jluiisu. rv i'. ' i i
iVMKtt TIKLPS Til It tl.ooll TO ROHIIItlS.
After some further discussion the
irnvtntia ntieatinn ti'na anrnnrln,l n,i,l
Mr. Clymer yielded the floor to his col
league on tbo committee, Mr. Uobbins.
of North Carolina. 111. liobbins plead
ed bis mental and physical exhaustion
from bis continuous service on the com
mittee, as tbo reason why he should
nnfaddroBs tho House ut any length.
Ho spoke ot the report as presenting
a case of creat shame and uisirrnco to
all American citizens. As tothentics-
tion of tho impeaehnbiliry of an officer
no una resigned, lie was not prepared
to spenk worthily, except to iiie-trest
thnt it could not bo trno that an olfleor
who was being investigated, and who
bad been found by evidence to be a
criminal, could flee from Justice Ho
alluded to what he called! ho unseemly
ncceplanoo of Keoretary Belki.np.re
ignntiou, and referred to tho hnglisb
cases of Warren Hastings and Lord
Francis Dacon, both ol whom had been
impeached aftar jLhvf tad had nsed
to bold the offices in which hey com
. Jlr. Bass, of New lo-k,-enothct
member of the committee, questioned
the statement of tbo chairman, Mr.
Clymer, aa to this case having no par
allel, ami said that bo would not have
to leave his own borders In order to
find not only a parallel for it, but that
ho could Bnd cases compared with
which this case wns as while as the
driven snow. He admitted that a mere
statement of this caso as presented by
the testimony was sufficient to justify
every member to voto lor tho resolu.
Mr. Lamar, of Mississippi, innnii'i
from Mr. Bass hia opinion as to the un
penchability of a resigned officer.
Mr. llass replied that tbo English
authorities seemed ' to maintain the
jurisdiction of impeachment iu such
cases, out that In this country it was
an uuadjudicated question, and one
that was not Iroe from doubt ; but hia
own best judgment was in favor of tbo
right to impeach, and to lot the ques
tion be adjudicated ly the nennto.
A PROTEST AHA INST HOT IIASTE.
Mr. Ilonr.'of MnssncbusettA, in refer
ence to a casual remark of some mem
ber as to this being a political question
entirely diifluimeii and repudiated such
nn iden. On tho-pointol tho impeach-
anility ot a person not in ollleo bo re
ferred to tho case of Whittomoro, ot
South Carolina, in which the 11 on so
bad determined that a formal, actual
renunciation of an office terminated
the office, and that any American citi
gen could lay down nn office held by
uim without any acceptance oi ins
resignation. Judgo Story had 1 laid
down tho doctrino tbnt it could not bo
dune In England, but there any citizen
could bo impeached, and therefore tho
r.nglisji cases or Warren Hastings and
Lord Bacon did not apply. In Ameri
ca no man cpuld bd" impeached but a
civil officer, and when ho censed to be
a civil officer bo ceusod to be trithtn
tbo literal description 6f Iho C'oiuilitu
t ion. In this country tho only judg
ment that could bo rendered in an im
peachment caso wax removal from office
and future disqualification from holding
oinco, uut, oy tho statutes, a person
guilty of such oflonccs could I hi indietod,
tried, and acntencou by tho criminal
court of tho country.- Ho protested
against hot haste in this mutter with
out having the testimony printed. He
thought such haste unworthy of this
grave question, and if ho stood itlune,
ho would still stand here to say so.
BLACKBl IIN 8 VIEW Of THE CAKE.
Mr. Black burn, of Kentucky, another
membor of the committee, expressed
his satisfaction that tho report which
had been read by. bis colleague fMr.
Clymer showed to tbo world that
nothing hail been left undono by tho
committoe to shield and shelter from
hshonor cvorv person except tho one
whom it was the duty of the commit-
tyo to investigate and report upon. Ho
would not consent that tho iruntlemnn
trom Massachusetts should make this
political or a partisan question, llo
otild not consent that his sido of tli
ion so should bo placed in the position
of prosecutors aau the other side should
lake lip the position ot ilcleitders. It
wns a question which addressed itself
alike to ovcry memlier of tho House.
llo regarded the case- as an unprece-
cntod ono in more rosiieeta than one.
he action of the President in acoept-
ng Secretary Belknap's rositrnution
under the circumstances was unproce
dentea and this was tho first in
stance in tho history of the country
where any man claimiug manhood and
holding an cxnltod station had sought
to shelter himself from legitimate in
esttgation by interposing tha dishonor
I a wile. I Sensation 4. Passim? to the
question of impcachaoility of Mr. Bel
knap, ho suggested that that question,
asJudgo Story had intimated, might
properly bo loft to the decision ol the
Senate. On such a slato of facts, would
the House, be asked, shrink from tho
performance of Its duty because there
might be tbo mist or shadow of a doubt
on that point f - Tbo Houso could not
doso. It would not be admissible. He
? noted from tho impeuebment caso of
iortl Bacon, in which it was stated
that, when the Lord Chancellor bail
sought to save himself by a resignation
of his high office, tho attempt was in
vain, aa the King did not and could not
interpose Was tho Houso to lie told
that the man in poworat tho other ond
ot tho avenue was aide to rob an A mori
on n Congress of a right and power
which the King of Great Britain could
not tsko from Parliament? Sensation
and applause. It used to bo the theory
that the King could do no wrong, but
no man had cvor been Imind bold
enough in this country to say that the
President could do no wrong, if the
man who bud uttered the memorable
sentonee, "Let no guilty man osenne.'
held it in bis powor to rob nn A merican
Congress of iu right to intlict punish
ment or to pronounco (ensure nn a pub
licly conviotod criminal, where was Iho
barrier to ho found beneath whoso
sholtur tho liberties of the people could
rest secure.- Applause.
Mr. Htmr. linos the gentleman say
thill Congress bus tha pow er lo punish
nn v man tot tins country ?
Mr. 1 1 luck I .ii in. I will nut submit to
interruptions. 1 am the hist man who
would introduce mm atom of politics
into this discussion, it ia not admissi
ble here, Tho liopublican members of
the committee wuru as earnest, and
honest in the prosecution of this in
quiry nnd In the presentation of Ibis
report as tho niemoera representing
(bo majority of this Houso, Wo have
scon no dihVrenc in tho committee
room. I apponl to the members of tho
House that there bono tiitlercnco main-
testod here, if corruption has been
pmvod lot the Ropreaonlntivcs of the
people in this House so duclarot, and
tend tha Issuo to -the court here it
may finally be tried, and if we are un
nblo to punish whoro guilt is almost
oposiv conloasod, lot tho rnsponsibihty
for that fuiliiro rest On other shoulder".
gentleman who hall boon so much re
sirocted in his own fltnto and so much
honored by tho nation had been found
guilty of receiving a compensation lor
some act of oflleiul duty, aud thnt that
compensation bud boon continuous.
The Iiouso coultl jitdgo of the emotion
with which tho numbers from 1 hn
Stnto had listened to the reading
oi tne eviiientuy lie nal never
heard nnytlnng read with greater
interest man t ht.t.Twport, and w hen nt
tho close nt the ivwaing ho bad mail
an appeal lo his friend from Pennsvl-
vania fMr. Clyn.crl, not for himselt
ulono, but fur bis colleagues, whoso
pndo and honor were to touched by
tho charnctor of the report, for a mo
ment's -delay, Umt they might Hnd
whether there Client not be in tho evi
dence aa extenuating circouistunco, be
had been met by the 'demand fur the
previous (jiKstjoii.. lie did not iluaire
loelu-im imy wxemptioii for Mr. Belknnp
irom nil tho penalticsm which his acts
entitled him, but ho found the mast
painful feature disclosed by thoovidenco
lo be the fact that not ono word of it
touched tho officer in question until the
death winch broke a heart bad occurred.
Sensation. Was he to bo blnmeij that
he and hie colleagues wanted a niirht
to ascertain tho extant of tbnt officer's
guilt by reading thoovidenco in print?
Was ho to bo blamed that, when ho
found tbo most delicate relation in the
human lifb involved in this proceeding
(n relation so delicate that bo dured
not allude to it in detail), ho asked an
opportunity to consider whether there
was anything to be said in tho extenua
tion ol so high and so grunt a misde
mcitnor ? But it wns too Into to go
back to that now. lie and bis col
leagues bud been refused that oppor
tunity, and now he only asked tho at
tention ot tho Iiouso to tho question
whotner the Jlouso did not need more
tnno to ascertain whether this officer
was impeachable. After nnntimr from
Judgo Story on this point he argued
mat tno powers ol congress were lini
iled by tho Constitution, nnd that if
Mr. Belknap ba impeached tho Sonata
could not execute tho consUtntsonal
provision, which declares he shall be
removed from office. If ho wero liable
to impeachment let it bo mulei-stood
that they wore all, without exception,
for impeachment ; but if the Houso was
establishing a precedent which did not
rost in the Constitution and which wns
langerous lor tho future, ho thought it
right tnnt the House sbonld pause and
consider by a report from its Judiciary
Committco the question of its right to
innko this impeachment. If tho iiouso
could impeach a man nut in office it
might go Lack and impeach Jeflerson
Davisftnd John B. Floyd fur conspiracy.
THE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED.
Mr. liobbins. of North Carolina, sug
gested that tbure was a groat difference
between a conviction on impeachment
and a conviction on indictment. In
tho latter caso tho man might he par
doned by the Executive, but in tbo
former caso he could not be. As to
the suggestion as to tho impeachment
of Jefferson Davis, ho replied that it
bad been decided that a Senator could
not bo impeached, net being an officer
of tho United States. Tbo debate bo
iug closed the House proceeded to voto
on the resolutions, and tbey wero unani
mously adoptod. Tho 'Sneaker ap
pointed as tho committee to notify tbo
Sonata of tbo action of tbo House,
Messrs. Clymor, Kobbins, BJackburn,
Bass, and Danforth, these members
comprising tbo Committao on tho Ex
penditures of tbo War Department
making the report. '
'BOCr.EIUNOS IN Tn COMMITTEE THE
ASTOCNPINfl ANSWERS Of AIR. MAI1SII
TO Tlir 1NQCIB1KS OP HIS EXAMINERS,
WasiiiN(ITom. March 2. 1870. Mr.
Clymer, alter submitting the nnnni
motia report of tho Committco in the
House to-day, ivad the lollo-.vitlg testi-
mony and accompaniments:,
1 I'Esoay, feh. .!', 70.
Tbo committao met at 10 110. a. u.
Present: Messrs. Clymer. Blackburn.
and liobbins. -Mr. Caleb P. Marsh, ono
oi tno witnesses ordered to bo snliptD
naed by the committee, being present,
was duly sworn aeeonling to law.
" Question by the Cbuirmnn. Where
do yon reside ? Answer. 1 reside at
No. 30, West Flfty-sovenlh street, New
York ; have resided in New York about
Question by tbo Chairman. Wore
you ur not appointed or tendered nn
npiwintment us a post-trailer at Fort
Sill, Indian Territory, in the fall of '70,
by tho Secretary of War? If so, un
der whnt circumstances was said ap
pointment secured to yon ? State, also,
if you wero commissioned by the Sec-1
reiary os such post trailer, or, if not,
who was so commissioned ; and if any
or asked fur it fur me, or bad prevail
ed Uioii tho Secretary of War to agreo
to givo it to me. At all cvonls, 1 call
ed upon the Secretary, and, as near as
I can remembOr, mado application for
this post on a regular printed. form.
Tho Socretitry said ho would uppoint
mo if I could bring proper recommen
datory loiters, nnd this 1 said I could do.
Mllicr II in. Jiel knap or tho Secret nry
told nm thnt tho present trader nt the
post, John S. Evans, wns an applicant
lur riMippninimciit, ana that I had bet
ter see him, ho being in the citv. as it
would not be fair to turn him out of of
fieo without somo notieo, as ho would
lone largely on his buildinira. merohan-
dise, etc., il tho office was taken from
him, and thnt it would ho proper and
jurii iur mo io muko some arrangement
vt iiu mm lor luo purchase II 1 wishod
to run tho post myself. . 1 saw Evans,
and found him alarmed at the nroanouL
t- l .1 .1 . , a t
. iuuiH mo piueo. j. rumemlier that
no said that a tirm ol Western post
traders, who cluimod a good deal of in
fluence with tho Secretary of War. had
promisuu lonavo uun reappointed, but
lio Ibuud on coming to Washington
mm u uv uuiiieiy Wliuuill IIHIU
OIIOO. Mr. Evans first proposed a nail-
norship, which I declined, and then a
bonus ol a certain portion ol tho prof
ile ii i wouiu anew mm to hold tho
position and -continue tho business.
Wo finally agreed upon 115,000 per
.year. air. jvvuns unu myseii wcut to
iiew i or together, whoro the con
tract was mndo and executed, which
is herewith submitted (paper marked
A). During our trip over, however,
Mr. Evans buw something- in the Amu
and Xnvy Journal, which led him to
think that somo of tho troops were to
bo removed from tho fort, and that ho
nau oitercd too largo a sum, and before
the contract was drawn it was reduood
by agreement to 12,000, tbo same bo
ing payable quarterly in advance.
n uen me nrst remittunco caino to mo.
say probably in November, 1870, I
sent ono-half thereof lo Mrs. Belknap.
either, 1 presume, by certificate of de
posit, or bank notes by express. Be
ing iu Washington nt a funeral some
weeks aflor this 1 hod a conversation
with Mrs. Bower lo tho following pur-
uri, nn lar us i can now remember,
but must say that just hero my memo
ry is excccdini'ly indistinct, nnd I
udge in pnrt, perhaps, from what fol-
owlhi as to iho details of tho conver
sation : 1 went up stairs in the nursery
wiui -urs. uowcr to see tbo bany. 1
said to her, "I Ins child will have mon
oy coming to it before a great while."
She said '-lea." Tbo mother iravo tho
hild to mo, and told mo that "tho
money coming from you she must tnko
and keep tor it." I said "All right,"
and it seems to mo I said that perhaps tho
futbar ought to he consulted. I say it
seems so, and yet I can givo no reason
for it, as I know tho father know
nothing of any money transactions be
tween tho mother and myself, 1 hnvo a
mint recollection ol'a remark of Mrs.
Itowor that if I sent the money to the
futhor that it belonged to her. and that
sue would get it anyway. I certainly
had somo understanding then or sub
sequently with her or him, for when
tho next payment eamo due and was
paid, I sent one-half thereof lo tho Sec
retary of War, and havocontiiiuod sub
sequently from that tiny forward to
the proacnt timctodof-hosnmo. About,
I should say, ono and a half to two
years alter tho commencement of these
payments, I reduced the amount to
,000 per annum. Tho reason of this
reduction was partly because ol the
combined complaints on tho part of
.nr. Avuna ami nis partner, and partly,
so far as I now remember, in consu-
.quence ol'nn articlo iu the nowspucra
about that timo reflecting on tho in
justice done to soldiers nt this fort,
caused by the exorbitant charges made
necessary on tho part of tho ti-adar by
renson of tho payment of this bonus.
To tho best ol my knowledgo fftid ho
lier tho above is u truestntomontof all
tho facts in tho case, nud as complete
ga riling affairs at Fort Rill through mo
with tbo Secretary of War. 1 novcr
beard of any other way.
Question by the Chairman. Was tho
contract between you and Evans ovor
tho subjoct of Conversation between
you and the Secretary of War?
Answer. It never win as 1 remem
ber, suvo in ono instance but I uiu not
positive ; yet it scents to mo when the
ni ne o in ine newspapers regarding at
it has nourly mado mo cracy. I am
not going to talk about it any more.
Wo will go down- to my lawyer and
consnlt him about it" my object bo
iug to havo a lawyer to lull him how
ridiculous tho story ho wanted mo to
tell would appear before tho cmnmilec.
We went down and called on .Mr. Unrt
lett, anii 1 told him tbo wbol truth in
the prosetieo of Dr. TurnHjiHain. . Burt
lett said I could not niaiiuliii iuro onv
about the time tho reduction w as made
in the payments from 91:!,M0to8t,ll00
apiKiared. The next timo I saw tho
Secretary of War ho asked mo ii I had
a contract with hvans. 1 told him
had. I hover showed it to him or any
ono eise until i prouueed it Here.
ANOTHER LCAPINO QtTESTlON AND THE
Question by the Chairman. After
rooeiving tbo telegraphic subpeena
from tho Scrgcnnt-nt-arms to appear
Duiore ibis fommiltoo, which wns on
Monday, the 21st of the month, did you
coino to Washington immediately, and
ii so, naa you an interview with the
fcccrotary ot ur, aud when and
Answer. I came to Washington on
odnosdny, tbo of this mouth.
went to the house of the Secretary of
War: stayed Wednesday night and ro-
turocd on Ibursdny mornini; after.
showed the SocretaiT of War tho tclo-
gruphk) subpoena and asked him what
it meant. Ho said bo supposed it was
to sluta bclore tbo committee what 1
know about our transactions together.
I said I did not like to nppear.bccutiso 1
thought my testimony would bo dam
aging to or would implicate him, or
givo turn trouble, ilo said bo thought
not, and advised mo to star and meet
tbo committee. During that evening
my conversation was "chiefly with his
wife, he being present part of the timo
and understanding the general tenor ol
our conversation, olio suggested i
so mnny years ago,
HOW THE PAVMEN1S WERE MADE.
Question by the Chairman. Slat
how tbo payments were made to the
Secretary of War stibsoquont to tho fu
neral of his then wifo, which yon at
tended iu Washington in Decern ber,
1870, whether in cash, by check, draft,
certificate of deposit, bonds, or by ex
press or otherwise?
Answer. 'Iho nionoy wns sent ac
cording to tho instructions of tbo Sec
retary or War; sometimes in bank
notes by Adams' Express. I think on
ono or more occasions by certificate of
dopositson the National Bank of Amer
ica in New York. Sometimes I have
paid him in Now York in person. Ex
cept mo nrst payment, in the lull ol
1N70, and tho lust, in December, 1872,
other person thanyoiirstlf was so coin- all were modo lo tho Secretary in tho
missioned givo his name ; tho ren- modes I havo stated, unions, porlinps,
sun why he wns commissioned ; ttinn ono or two occasions, .at this in-
if any ngrccinent Was mado be- stnneo, I bought a (iovernmeut bond
tween you und tho appointee, slato with tho moneys in my hand arising
it, Or produce it in writing; and was from the con tract with Evaiu, which
such itgreemont mndo with llicknowl-j 1 either sent or hnnded to him.
etige oi tho Secretary ol War; nnd I Question br'Mr. Blackburn. Can
THE JI PUMENT or in.t)ANP(lRTll,
Mr. Dnnforth.nf Ohio, another mem
ber of Iho committee, expressed it
his judgment that the aceeptanoe of
Mr. Uelknan e resignation in no man
ner changed tho position of that officer
to tba country. J le disagreed, however,
with tho statement of the chairman
Mr. Clymor thnt the conduct of this
ollleor was tho Icgltimnlo outgrowth of
the principles of tho nnrty in power,
and ho expressed the hope Hint there
would not he a single vote on tbo Re
publican aide of the Iionse against tho
( riASSOU EXPLAINS I1IS POSITION. '
Mr, Kasson, of Iowa, auid that a few
year ago tboro had gone Irom his
Stato a young, well educated, and gal
Innt gentleman, to fight tbo battles ul
bis country. Ha bail gone through Iho
war and tha Prosidont had afterward
called him to a seat in his Cabinet,
plaoint him at tho head of that army
of which h bad boon an bumble but
Boajwiatdiatingiiiehod member. Tbia
morniaf Jbr iito, first time tba dWegtv
tlo(lrom.' Vrv ksd hoard that the
slate tiio eircutiistanet-s com us-led with
the making of that ngreemont, and all
tha transactions in detail thereunder
fully niitr particularly, as jf you wero
sjieeiully interrogated in regard to llio
Hcvcral transactions, and so fully us to
suvo tho necessity of repented interrogatories.
In reply to your question. I would
state that in the summer of 1870 my-
ra-u miti who sjieni sumo weeKsat long
nranen, and on our return to New
York, Mrs. Belknap and Mrs. Bower,
by our Invitation, came for a visit to
our house. Mrs. Belknap was ill dur
ing this visit (somo threaor four weeks),
nnd 1 snpK-mi, in consequence of our
kindness to her she lult under somoob
llgatious, for she askod mo one day in
the cnurso of conversation, why 1 did
not apply fur a post-tradorHuip on the
frontier, 1 nsked what thoy wero, ami
was toltl that tbey wore muny of
them very Incrativo offices or posta
in tbo gift of tbo Secretary of War,
nnd if I wanted ono, she would ask the
Secretary fur one lur me. Vpon my
replying that I thought such oflicea
belonged to disabled soldiers, and, bo
sitles, that I was without political in
fluence, tb answered that politicians
got such places, Ac, Ae. 1 do nut re
member saying thnt if I hnd a Valuable
post ol that kind that 1 would rumem
ber her; but 1 do reinamber her say.
ing something like this: "11 1 can pre
vail niion Iho Secretary of War to
award you a post, yoo must be careful
ttlmut presents, fur a man oitcej otfcred
him 10,000 for a tradorshin of this
kind, and ho told him it be did not
lenvo the office he would kick him
down stairs." Itememherlng as 1 do
this story, I prose, mo the. antecedent
statement to bo correct, Mrs. Belknap
and Mrs. Bower returned to Washing
ion, ant a few weeks thereafter Mrs.
Bulknnp sent ire word to come over.
1 did so. She then told mo that the
post-tradurship at Fort Sill waa va
cant that it wot a valuable post, aa
she understood, and that aha had ofth.
as I can remember tbo occurrences ofl ing, wns my attorney. Ilo asked if I
was sunpoenaed. 1 told him 1 had a
telegraphic- doapatch calling mo to
Washington. Ho said lhat if a subpoe
na bad been duly served they could
givo mo considerable trouble, but that
on a telegraphic message thoy could not
reach mo it I was out of tho country.
I asked him how long I would havo to
stay, ilo said it the committoe bad
leavo to ait during the recess 1 could
not como back until the present Con
gress expired. I then went homo, nnd
found thuro a despatch from Dr. Wm
Tomlinson, the brolhcr-iu-lnw of the
Soeretnry. Iu purport waa not to
leavo; be had good nows; he was com
ing over. 1 dotormincd not to bo cov-
crned by it, saying that I was going;
that tho only wished lo fix np some
story, hut that I would not bo a party
to it. My trunk wos being packed to
leave. At about midniirht Thursdnv.
February 21. Dr. Tomlinson arrived nt
my Iiouso. llo hnd soon Joe Black
burn, who is a cousin ol mino, who
said bo thought I Mnrsh would write
a letter soniethinif like ono of which
ho Tomlinsoii would suggest ; that
mere would be no further invest ig.
lion, ami il there waa thoy would ask
no questions it would bo difficult for
mo to answer, and thai Mr. Blackburn
Bind bo thought thnt if tho cnmnillleo
still wnntcd lo examine mo they woukl
appoint a sub-conimitteo, and como
ovor to Now iork to doso.- ilo tame
to my bedroom, and I told him to go
unu tuu Biuing-ruum anil draw me
sketch of tbo proposed letter, and then
when dressed I would join him find
would write such n letter as he wanted
if 1 could. 1 wroto the let tar from tho
sketch of Tomlinson. Tho. endeavor
wns lo oxctlliiate the Secretary. There
was nothing in it untruo to tbo best of
my recollection, but it did not slato
tho whole truth. It wns a vory short
lettor. Ha took it with the contract
enclosed. Ho said he would take the
letter and contract to Mr. Blackburn,
who would show it to tho committee.
and that would ho tho end of it. Uo
left my house at 2 o'clock Friday morn-
ing. At midnight Friday night 1 was
roused up and hud tbosubpiena of tho
cominitteo served on me. On Satur
day morning about 8 o'clock, Dr. Tom
linson again appeared. He said he had
beon to Washington, llo wanted to
know Iho first tiling if I hod boon snb-
pn-nucd. 1 told him 1 had. He began
talking the wliolo thing over again.
ami wanting mo to say DcIoto thooom
mittro what was suggested at the Seo
retary'a. At the interview on Thurs
day night ho wanted me to telegraph
to tho committee before w hom I had
been stibjifeiisetl by telegraph to, no-'
war tho nexff morning, Friday, that
my wife waa sick, and that I could not
attend. My wila being sick I consent
ed, and did so telegraph. liceiirring
to tho interview again on Satardaf
morning. I said I could not niHlMtiiv
"statement ho desired. Ilo sal ho had
seen Mr. Blackburn In the internal and
had shown him the letter of Thursday
night. Uo then relumed it anil Lh
contract to me. I said "Dr. f omlinaon,
i nave tnongnt nr thu thin art lunch.
fuirs nt Port Hill probably in 1S72, story if 1 wanted nml nni- l not if "J
I'ouiii. jr. i omiicsi.n sit i insisted t hat
if I walld swear tbnt liencml llellcnap
Kiiewnoiningoi tho arrangement with
bis sister (.Mrs, Belknap, deceased),
aim ii i couia swear that at tbo time 1
was at her funeral I mado an arrange
ment with Mrs. Bowor, tbo proacnt
airs. uciKiinp, by wnico I was to send
her all Ibis money through tho Secre
tary, that tho wholo' thing could still
bo settled. 1 replied "1 cannot state
it, for it is not true, ' my impression
then being that at that liuicral I bud
said something about tho matter to
tjenerul Uelknup. ilr. Tomlinson said,
"If you cannot swear to that yon had
better leave tho country." t Mr. Hart-
lett said, "This is a bad business. It
is not a legal question yon have sub
mitted to mo, and in the position of af
fairs the Secretary of War should de
cide if you should go to Washington
or leave the country." Dr. Tomlinson
said be would return to Washington.
ne prepared iwoiormuius ol telegrams
which 1 would understand : one wns.
"I hope your wife is well." which was
to bo interpreted, to leave tho country ;
tbo other was, "I hope your wife is bet
tar," which meant como to Washing
ton. We then parted. On going homo
in tho street cars,- thinking the whole
thing ovor nlmut tho conversation at
tbto time of the funeral, I mado
up . ny u mind tbnt although
I .'Bad, stated to Ai r. Bartletf that
I tnought 1 bad had somo conver
sation, at tho timo of the funeral, with
tno secretary ol War about sonding
this money, vet I wns so nnlnciHi
about it that I was certainly willing to
;ivo tho Secretary tho benefit of. the
oubU 1 thought 1 would see Tom
linson and tall him. We parted at 1
o'clock ; ho was to leave for Wasbing
at 3 o'clock. I went to tho depot and
met him, and told him that, on think
ing over tho matter, I wasM ttndeeid-
cd about tho coiivcjisuUon with Iho
Secretary at tho timo of tho funeral
that I would givo him the benofit of
tho doubt. Ho said, "I am vory glad
to hoar this, becauso my sister, Mrs.
Belknnp, said this was tho tact." That
Saturday evening 1 got a telegraphic
despatch from Mrs. B., which said :
"Como to Washington to-night. It is
nocoBsary." I received it in tho evon
ing, and next morning (last Sunday) I
received a despatch from Dr. Tomlin
son, -I hope your wifo is better?"
which, according to onr agreement,
meant, "Como to Washington." In the
afternoon I got a second despatch from
Dr. Tomlinson, as follows: "Como
without fail. Answer". I answered,
"1 SHALL COM ETO-manT WITHOUT PAIL."
I was very glad not to havo to leave
tho country, tho conviction having
grown on my mind that it would do no
gooti. I reached Washincton Yester
day mornlrig at 6.30, and stopped at
luo Arlington, my wile being with mo.
Waa shown to a temporary room nt
aooui o ciock.- i hurt down, be ntr
greatly faticuod. and about ft n'elnelr
nr. lomlinson called me to tho door of
tbo room. Uo suid he had scon Mr.
Blackburn, and tbnt bo still thought
this matter could be fixed un without
any trouble. Ho asked mo if I had tho
lettor 1 bad written to tho oommitsko
on Thursday nighL I said I had not.
lie said llr. lilac kburn says you had
bolter write) another of tha same tinr-
port and send it np to the committoe
with nolo explaining why it did Dot
oome sooner. I did so. Tho note and
letter wore marked "li." "C" Short I v
before 2 P. u. yesterday I camo to the
Capitol to meet tho committoe, and
.uuiiiubuii .uuuu me in mo corn.
should muko a statement which would
satisfy the committee and exculpate
tbo Secretary. Sho wanted m to go
before tho committco and represent
thai sho aud 1 had business transac
tions togetberfor many yenrs, and that
this money 1 had sent tho Secretary,
was money that sho had from time to
timo deposited with him as a kind of
banker, and that sho had instructed
me to send it to tbo Secretary for her;
I dined there and spent tbo evenintr
and stayed all night, retiring afiout 12
o'clook. Tho ovoning wns devoted to
liscussing this matter. I told her that
tho statement would not hold water
before tho committao, and even if it
would, I could not muko it. At the
samo timo I wns so wrought up aud
had such anxiety, sho prcssinir nnd
pressing me about it, and having slept
line since the receipt ol the subpoena.
and sympathizing with their condi
tion, 1 did not give them a positive an
wcr that niL'ht. I went lo bod nt 12
o'clock, and I do not supposo 1 slept a
wink, inoy said tbey would break
fast about 9 o'clock : 1 came down
about 8 and mot tbo Secretary alone,
una una i thought l bad better
leave, and get out of tho country, for
i would not lien ii re myseii lor any ono ;
that I could atl'ord to have my throat
cut, oat not to perjure myseii. Jlo re
plied he did not wish mo to do that,
that wo could fix it up somo other way.
saiu "i think I bad botter leavo the
country." Tho Secretary said 1 would
ruin bim if 1 left. I said "If I go bo-
iore ine committee i will surely ruin
you, for I will tell tho truth." Uo was
greatly excitod. When I enmo down
rStairs to leavo ho followed and askod
me into tho parlor and said, "1 want to
make a last appeal." llo said if 1 went
no would be ruined. 1 said 1 would
ruin bim if 1 went before tho commit
tee, and I left and took tho limited ex
press for Now York. On reaching
home I consulted my attorney, asking
him if Iho committee- could roach mo
by subpoena if 1 lell tho country. 1
staled tho caso to hiin. Mr. Bartlott,
No. 120 Broadway, Equitable Build
you stnto I he mm in aggregate reeei
eil by you under tho contract with
Evans, anil what portion tberenl you
bin e paid to the Secretary of Wnr, in
cluding the first and Inst payments,
wnicn yon nave stated weir not paid
Answer. 1 hnvo no memorandum
whatever on which to make answer.
It is n very simple calculation. Tho
first payment lo me by Evans was
niudo in tho bill of 1870 nt the rata ol
twclvo thousand a year. Ho paid at
Unit rale about a year nnd a half or
two years, and sinco then nt tho rata
of six thousand a year. It would ag
gregate aliout Inrly thousand dollars,
one-hnlf of which 1 havo disposal of
as abnvo slated.
Question by tho Chairman. Did you
receive letters from tho Secretary of
War acknowledging tho receipts of
the sums forwarded in bim in the man
ner yon have staled, or did he ac
knowledge tho receipt of the samo in
Answer, ('sanity when I sent mon
ey by express I would send him tiro
receipt ofthocompany, which he would
either return marked "O. K."orotber-
wiso acknow ledge (he receipt of the
same. Sometimes I paid it to him in
! v -....l. V. , .
irmuu in i-.uw i iiih, wncn no receipt
wos necessary. 1 hnvo not preserved
any receipts or loiters, as when sent
by express I always deposited the mon
ey peisonally nnd tonka receipt from
Question by the Chairman. Have
yon nl nny lime hnd any conversations
with tho Secretary of 'War regarding
the Hist-tradorshipnt Kort Sill, or have
yon corresponded with him regarding
tho same ?
Answer. Oh I frequently. 1 have
forwarded requests to tho Socretrlij,
mado to mo by Mr. Evans, wishing
privileges about tho furl, such aa lo
wll liquors, Ac I don't remember
what action was taken upon' them.
They worst not returned to mo. Aa
lar as I Know Kvsn cftmwponded it-
dor near tbo committee-room door. Uo
said, "You are going before tho com.
mitteo, and I want you to remember
lunimcro was no arranvement with
you and tho Secretary of War at the
nine oi mo ltincral, and that the mon
ey you bavo always paid to General
Belknap was lor Mrs. Belknap, and by
hor direction." 1 told him I was going
before tbo committco and would tell
tho wholo story as well as I could rec
ollect it, I said "1 bad thought of
leaving me country, nut was ovorrul
od, and now I shall toll the wholo truth,
and nothing but tbo truth." Ho said
"1 don't want yon to toll any lies, 1
only want you to tell tho truth, and
that is the truth. 1 said tho truth I
shall certainly toll, and if it docs not
hurt General Belkrmn nn At.rt will hn
Nioro pojoiced than myaolf. 1 onUrcd
uio commiueo-roora at about 2 o'clock
roHtertloj, and, without boing sworn,
I mado a nUitemont to certain member
of tho eommittoo of tho facta of the
enw, mora briefly Imt anlwutntmlly as
I havo now unnwoivd in reply to your
chiof interrogations. When I retired
to tho hold yesterday afternoon, ir.
Tomlinson was wnitirifr at mv room nt
tho Arlin-'toii to sej me. 11 amI.! !
bo BulijxiiiMcd, ami wmild pruvo to tho T
committoe that Min. jJoJkni.jt's ostatu : "
ii entirely atparntu from his, and that j
this money received through tne he
bad always kopt distinct from his and
TUB CLOU NO. INTIRROOATOhlKS.
Question by the Chairman. Did
you ever have any business relations
ot any kind or nature whatever with,
tho lule Mrs. Belknap, or tbo present
Mrs. Belknap, of oithor of them, other
than tlioHo arising from this Kort bill
tradorship? Jiavo you now, or have
you over bad, any sum or sums of
money, or any evidence of indebted
ness of any sort or description what
ever belonging to either of them, or
hnvo you at any time been indebted to
either of them in any way, manner, -
form, or description?
Answer. Never. 1 ThopresontMrs.
Belknap, years ago, may have consult
ed me on business matters, but there
wero no monetary transactions be
tween im other than I havo horetoforo
On iM ion by Chairman. Whun was
the bahv of tho Into Mrs. Kelknnp born.
and when did it die ? A. Tho baby of
; the luto Mcs. Ilflkiisp was born in the ' -
autumn oi ll-70; it died (lining tho
su miner of 1ST!.
. truest ion by Mr. Hubbi!..'.' In the
fnuvcmiMoit hud with the r.iVMnt Mrs.
fMknap at the fun urn I of W sister in
iecpmber. 1870, or in any other con
vernation had with her, or any other
person at any time, was it tho under
standing that tho money you were to
pay and wero paying, was to be tho
money of Mrs. Belknap, the present
wifo of.tho Becrutary ot War? t A. U
was npt, . ,v V J(,,,,
'JCbo ongoing deposition and state
mSnt, mado undor oath, having been
carefully read over in full to Mr. Caleb
P. Marsh, the witness in tho presenile
of the committoe, and ho having mado
sui-b alterations and corrections There
in as ho doomed jit ho assenu to it
as a correct reford of.hjs testimony,
and attesU o. the ttamo- ty his signa
ture hereto attached. " "
UAMIINOton, Feb. 2f, 1876.- u .
AgrtiuDti,Joba 8. Bthi tat. Trial frJlUrih,
October 8. IH70, at BtrtltML sUamTM it. 170
1 Breiw.y( Nw York cllj, J"
ArlielM of AKrmet Bad4inl Mtrfrsvl Uih
th.i Bib dir ol October, In tbo Tear of oar LuM
ooi thotuand fight hundred nd Mranty, by md
bolwMa John S. Kruii, of fort Kill, India Tar
rttorj, U. Suits of Awtrieo,or tho Ant mm-I, ud
Cibb P. M.rib.ofNo.M We.t ThirtrHltb m.t.
of lb eitj, ooaotjr, knd But of Now York, of tho
Mona port, vitoemtb, tIi i
. W ktrtaM, Tbo Mid Coltb P. Mirth baa rocefred
from OoQtrol WfllUa Be Ik bid. Btrotr nt War
of tho toitd Butei, tbo piuiDtmnt of poil
trodcr ot Fort Sill ironuM, and wboroM tbo
nainoor uid John B. Kvaot la to bo filled in tbo
450 a min Ion of appoint meet 0f aald dobM radar at
Fvrt Bill aforaaaid by tho pormtition aod at tbo
ionigalioa and roqnoat of Mid Colab P. Ma rib,
ol lor tbo purpuM of oarrjiog tho torna of tbia
f raonont and wharemi aaid Jobs 8. Efaai ii
to bold aaid poaitioa ef pot-traur a aloreuid
wlcly ai tha appoint of Mid Caleb P. Marat,
aod for tbo purpoMj btretuafUr atatod. Now.
Uberoforo, laid Join 8. Evana, in eonai deration
of Mid ii.oinUnDl, and the aom of ona dollar to
bin is hand paid by nid Caleb- P.-Marab, tho
receiptor which is horabj aokooitledsl, dooa
hereby covenant aod agree to pay to aaid Caleb
P. Maraa tbo aam of tvoiro thooiaad dollars ($11..
040) onaually, p.v,blo quarterly, in advaooe, ia
the city of New Yn-k aforoaatd, aaid tarn to bo oo
payabta duriof thoflrtt year of tbia agreement
absolutely aod nuder all cir-jom stances, aoytbiog
boreioafter-eontalQed to'nhb eoairarv aotirith-
siaoding.l A4 thereafter aaid son shall bo to
payable, odIou ioereaard or red seed in anooot,
ia aoeorJanoo with the vaberqueot piovuioat of
this agreement. IWBoideratie of tho premises
It is mutually agraed between tbo parties aforesaid
I IOIIOWS, vis i , ,
'irtie This agreement Is Bade on the basis of
ssten cavalry com pan let of tbe fatted 8fOs
army, which are now stationed at Port Bill afore
Srooed; If at the end of tho first year of this
agreement tho fonts of tho In iled Butes ermr -
stationed at Fort Sill aforoeaid shall bo ioereatfd
or diminished, not to eiceed one hundred (ISO)
men, then ibis agreement shall remain in fall
foroe aod anchaaged for tbo next year. If, bow-
over, the said foroeo shall be Inoreaaod or dimin.
lihed beyond the number of one hundred (1
(Den tno amount to be paid under Una acreo.
meat by said John B. Brans to said Calsb P.
Ma rib shall bo Increased or reduced In aeoordanoo
therewith and in proper proportion thereto. Tbo
above role laid down for the eoattraetien of tbia
agreement nt (he oioso of tbo first year thereof
ball be applied at tho close of each soortodlog
yeorooioof as said agreement snail remain in
fore and effect.
Third. This agreement shall remain Is fbir
and effeot m hag as said Caleb P. Marsh shall '
oootrol, directly or indirectly, tbe appointment
sod nositioD or post-trader at Fort Sill aforoonid.
Fourth. This agreement shall take e fleet front ,
the date and day tbo Secretary of War aforesaid
shall sign tho commission of pocttraJtr at Fort
Sill aforesaid, said com m lesion to be Iwued to
oaid John 6. Brans, at tbe insiaoee and request
of said Caleb P. Marah, and solely for the porpets .
of carry ing oat tho ptavlsioas of this agreement.
fifth. Eaeeptioo Is hereby made la regard to
tbe first quarterly payment under this agreement,
it being agreed and nadoretood that tbo samo
may ts paid at any timo within tbo neit thirty
days after tho said Secretary of War shall sign
tbe aforesaid oooimiasiua of post'trtder at fort
Sixth. Bald Caleb P. March Is at all times at tbe
request of said ioha S. trans to use any proper
inBueneo bo may havo with said Secretary of War
far tbo preteottoa of said John S. Evans while ia
tho discharge of bis legitimate dot lea io tbo eon
duet of tho bullous as past-trader at Fort Sill
Sevtnth. Said John 8. Stub Is to eondoet tho
said busiMts or poat trader at Fort Bill aforesaid
solely on bis responsibility aod tn his own nams,
it being oipmaly agrceil aid ondrrrtood that
said Caleb P. Marsh assume bo liability la tho
premlees w hater or.
Xiyhlh. And it is expressly understood and
agreed that tbe stipulations and covenants afore
said arc to apply to and bind the heirs, eteeutors,
and administrators of tbo respective parties.
In witness wfaerrof tbe parties ef these presents
hare berennlo set their hands and ceala tbo day
end year first above written. C. P. Marsh,
aT. S. kviMS.
Signed, Haled, and delivered in presenoo of
E. T. BanrLRrr. v
Niw Yorr, Feb t 1S76.
To tht IfonorabU tha CewtnttKe eta tirpnditurit
in (4c WT ZfcpCJrfaical t
ls.tR Biro . 1 duly received your telegram of
February SI, summoning mo to appear before
yoc, and answered that 1 would do so, bot my
wife baa become oo ill as to make it almost Impos
sible for me to leavo her fur any time, and i to-
day send you a telegram to this effect, aod will
also give a statement of my connection with the
poit-tradersblp at fort Bill, which will, I trust,
void tho necessity of my leaving home. 1 will,
however, oome as soon as I can, or will bo happy
to see any or all of tbe con mil tee at my hnoa in
this city. At the time I applied for tbe position
of post-trader al Fort Bill t presumed that I
wouia luroisn reoommennations inat would secure
ae the appointment, which was afterwards prom
ised to me. Alter ibis 1 saw Mr. Kransin warn-
ington, and mat's an arrangement with Mm, in
conaequenee of which I withdrew In hi favur,
and be received tbo appointment. This arrange,
mtot was made without tbe advice or nonaent of
Ik. llu... .a U -- ...k J.J L- L..
lU)Tf 1 gl along heforo the Committee, knowledge of such an arrangemmt from me or
I told bim l had told the story from ny 0M fr " 1 'tD' D0T WM h in'r"
bCKinnintr to en,), anil that at "tho ro- "Zi 'l? '"'1""'' VtL" f
Ijlll'st (li' tho gunllenien pnncilt 1 H aa I"" aur U Ibera Boar anr eenlraet, .pMm.nl,
going to lvrtlK'0 it to Writillir a llll nn- ' """"' heteea tbe Prcretarr of War and
pimr Mon tho committee to-tlnv it "'!" I '"'""
ll4fl witL II i ' 1 '"vt fVUT "iwmeni sorrani.
I stated the fact that all these
iiicnta to the Beeretnnr bar! bwn inni'lo
ill coimMiaonee of tha originnl ori-co-
iiiuill Iliaoo With Aim. nknan
r i . i . .. . '
(Will 1 null atatilll Ilia thfta a.
the' wore, ccordintr to mv l,.-i
rocollectinn nnd bclirf. 1 Uid liim 1
would ltirniali him tho statement I
would make) before tho committee. 1
prepared the autcment last niirhL ami
gave him a copy of it about 8 o'clock
this morning, being substantially a
copy that I submitted as an answer to
your ehici interrogntorv, save that 1
i Jin.. j f ti.
' Exhibit C
Abliwhtoh Unrit, I
WAnnixiiTO, Feb. 28, ?. (
To rle Committt en A'owodlMres in tho Hor
7fMsr rates.1, Cmpitol t
1)rak Sirs ; I herewith coclose a ropy of tho
letter which I wroto you from Now York, t not
having mailed it wlien 1 received your suopanm
concluded not to send it. This morning, however,
I havo thought bettor to seed it, la lbs
hope that it way tend to aborten tbe time of my
oi ami nation. Very respectfully your obedient
errant, C. P. Marsh.
P. 8. t will bring tho eontract yoa Inquire for.
IiaOTrllNOS lit THE SKNATK.
havo filled up in blanks Jr. Tomlin. L Lr .l'iV
a , - I V t VUiiilaliHW) Jl UIU J J .HI Bej U
.nn ettmo back to my room m Bl;out JiouUve com ,Hred of llra.
t i I " ' "l'n Mr Illtt('lh"-" bunfortl., appeared at tl.o bar of the
sinco I had mndo my statement' irt trlk.... .Li'L. "1 t" J"
,.i . . i , . . 1 --"w.v, wiiv nviu wiuiuuiii-CU ur our-
I hat Imfaewoatai. ... . . . . ... . .
i .... . i
mlrl. nrJ... . BnVM M Kcnnl,at-AmiKronel.. Upon beinK reo-
- -i . , u.. unu.. iur. i,iviuir an u sir i-i-ami.
ui iii, in obeutoneo to thu unlor of the
llouHO of liepn-sentntivi-a we nppcnr
liclbre ynn, anil In tho name ot the
Houso of Keprtaieiitativee nml nf all
the pt'opluol thu rnitedtitatoaof Amor
ioa, wo do impeach Win. W. Bolkuap.
Into SoercUry of War of tho L'nlUjij
Ktatea, of bijjh Crimea and ntisdeinoan
ora while In office, and we farther In.
form the Senate that the Houso of Hop.
reaontativen will in duo timo exhibit
article of imperU'hmcnt against him
and make rood tho samo, and in their
nnmo we demand thnt thoRennto take
order for the appearance of tho raid
"Wm. W. Belknap to towwer." , ,
letr.duirrT, President pre (cm. ot the
futjc, saij : "Mr. Chairman and geo
tlerjjcn'bf the committee, the Henato
will take order In the promlaaM The
!rvmmlttrc ttrsti rftrfrxl. -....i , -
nau teen Jlr. JtUu-klmrii. Jmt ., .. , I
ho had seen one oriHeVommitlite'Vho
oxprosarnt lifi.-Tipinlnn thitrMiy' slnte
metit would involve the Swreturyr llo
then tnado a sfrRiffreV "ifTpeul to mo
than ever 4iMor; aavfni? that I
Iliiv.'1'rt.-nalml'.t Secretary; that if
iiia. v inff cnmejtiflt 4t would ruin hint ;
tKl.Juj WihVwaa in giynt distress
nbout H ml he himself, as hor brother
and fttiTT'of'tlro family, waa in (treat
tronWefltid that If I oonld atatel J
said, "Hton, Ur. Tumlinnnn. I l..u.
Hhout limehod my writteo ataiemoia
and I will read it to you." 1 then
read il to him. Ho said ho did not .
but that It waa all rlirht : that thin...
could bo explained; yet If tbey could
prove tbat tbia money waa oriirinally
aent to Ocaer! Belknap by Mia. Bet
krwp'a rrlei-. (rnrl Belknap wonW