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| NAVY DEPARTMENT.-(Continued.)

The person that paid Mrs. Robeson's bills.........
Secor Claim....
Hungerford Claim.
What was Robeson's share ?.
Failure of Jay Cooke, fiscal agent of the Government...
Modus operandi of swindling contractors..
Navy yards used as political machines.....
How it is done.............................
Bribery of naval clerks..
Statement of war vessels illegally broken up...
Contracts not awarded to lowest bidders...
Government materials used by Secretary Robeson for private purposes..
Good clothing sold for condemned..

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Extravagant contracts....
Robeson's report on the condition of the navy and Admiral Porter's com-

pared. ......
Opinions of many other officers on the condition of the U. S. Navy ....
Cost of foreign navies compared with the U. S..
Relative comparison of guns and tonnage of U. S. and English vessels..

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Secretary Robeson responsible....
OUR WORTHLESS NAVY.
ORTH, GODLOVE S..

As Minister to Austria.....
His connection with the Venezuela Scandal........
Compelled to resign from the contest for Governor in Indiana..........

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OFFICIAL BOUQUET SHOP-

Decoration of the White House grounds............
Dog-money......
Wrapping-paper for bouquets, $62.25, etc...
What it costs to keep the Executive Mansion grounds in repair......

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PUBLIC CREDIT.—Amount loaned to Corporations........

752
PRACTICAL RETRENCHMENT AND REFORM.:

658
Speech of Hon. Sam. J. Randall.s ja masterly defense of the Democratic
House Appropriations....

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PLUNDERED SOUTH, THE.

The reliance of the South upon Northern promises........
Grant's letter on the South
Reconstruction laws...
Financial condition of the South.

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PATTERSON, JOHN J.-

A model carpet-bag Senator....
His biography as given in the N. Y. Sun....
A good beginning........
Another chapter of rascality.....
A certificate of character.....
Repudiated by his own party.........
Corruption......
Bribery and Perjury....
Cheating his sisters....
Forgery .....::::::::
How he saved himself....
Confesses he is a scoundrel.
Did he steal $25,000 in South Carolina ?........
He gets ahead of Tom Scott...
Also, overcomes Goy. Scott of South Carolina....
He again escapes the Penitentiary.......

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PUBLIC BUILDINGS-

Frauds in erection of .....
A suggestive exhibit..........
Magnitude of the jobbery....
Where Boss Shepherd came in
N. Y. City Post office..
How contracts are made..
Boston Post office..........
Butler's connection....
How the cost was swelled...
Shepherd's proposition for robbing the Government....

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The case of the Prefter...inings"..*.

POST-TRADER AND OTHER FRAUDS.-Report of the committee.....

The way ppointments were made.....
The price for post traderships............
The case of Mr. John W. Charles....
His letter to the President...........
The effect of the letter.......
How the President “fixed th

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Gen. Custer testifies....viii...
The claim of the Kentucky Central Railroad against the Government,

Geo. H. Pendleton's connection therewith..
Contract for the extermination of moths....
The amount of profit..

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Post OFFICE DEPARTMENT.

Republican mismanagement,
Rings within Rings.... .....
Suggestive evidence...,
Peterson's influence..........
Creswell's little game..........
“ Cooking” of accounts......
Loose manner of making contracts.
A glaring fraud....
Huntley's allowances for mail service:
Every thing at loose ends.
The Assistant Postmaster-General trying to make arrangements for robbing
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The establishment of the Gov't office.
A great source of abuse.......
The Senate covering up frauds....
The Democratic House exposes them....
Overcharges proven...
Astounding disclosures..
The amount stolen...
Fraud in purchase of materials....
A criminal violation of law......
An account of the transaction overnme
Embezzlement...............
Overcharges illustrated.......
The object of undercharging.............

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REPUBLICAN MISMANAGEMENT; Post OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
R. B. HAYES' RECORD............... ........................
RECORD OF Wm. A. WHEELER.....
REPUBLICAN EXTRAVAGANCE.-

Contrast between Democratic and Republican rule.... cicci..
ROBESON, SECRETARI.-
His entry into the Cabinet.....

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The returns of his income for

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Speculations in real estate....
Where his wife did her shopping and why.....
He uses government materials for private parposes...

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R. B. HAYES ON FINANCE.........

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: 753
REPUBLICAN CIVIL SERVICE REFORM....

... 367
RANDALL, HON. SAM. J.-Speech on Retrenchment and Reform.......

657
Masterly defense of the Democratic Congress..

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RADICAL RULE IN MISSISSIPPI.

The Clinton Riot .....
Effect of Clinton and Yazoo riots .............................
Goy. Ames incites antagonism ........
He appeals to Grant.....
Democrats watchful for the safety of Ames ......
Testimony in reference to interference with voters ...
A specimen of the attempts to create sectional pre;
Social ostracism......
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290
Interference of Federal authorit ties......

290
A suggestive spectacle... .....

291
Peabody's Relief Fund, and how disposed of................

294
RADICAL RULE IN MISSISSIPPI....
Senator Morton's statements proven untrue by Republicans..

255
Boutwell's fanaticism.......

256
Grant's animosity to the South...........

257
Republican report on Mississippi......
The condition of Mississippi........

2604
Gov. Ames on witness stand............

261
The rule or rain policy of Congress........

262
Condition of Mississippi under Ames ..

263
The negroes incensed against the whites by carpet-baggers..

264
Official ignorance in Republican strong

265
Insolvence of the blacks..

266
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Military preparation of Gov. Ames...........................

269
Campaign of 1875..............

270
The manner of compiling Senator Morton's speech.........

272
Political brawls....

273
The riot at Vicksburg...

274
Yazoo City riot...........

274
REPUBLICAN. RING” RULE IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.-
A fair test of the party ..........

161
A National Exhibition jo

162
A rich Bonanza for pilfering and stealing.

163
The Ring impatient for millions...

163
Boss Shepherd to the front...

164
Description of him....

165
Pennsylvania Avenue job..

166
The Ring Paving Company.....

166
A satire on free government.......

168
The Boss and the Supervising Architect..

169
C. S. A. bonds sought by the Ring...

169
Magruder and his book-keeping.

169
Shepherd and Babcock,.........

1170
Stealing of millions......
Corruption of judges.....
Real estate pool................

173
Concocting schemes for plunder.

173
Kilbourn used by the Ring........

173
A suggestive Letter.........

175
Addition, Division and Silence.....

176
Ring profits-a fair sample..

176
Trying to defraud creditors......

179
How some rogues were paid.

178
Specimen frauds of the Ring.....

179
Tweed Ring outdone, .......

179
Manner of letting contracts...

180
A $200,000 haul...

182
Liberal response of the Senate...
A typical case...
“Doctoring » of accounts......:
How Garfield's aid was paid for....

185
The District Jail job.......

186
Boss Shepherd appears.......
Mullett's lavish expenditure
A dodge to cover fraud.....
A characteristic Ring trick....
More appropriations............
Babcock's lightning calculation.

190
Another $1,500,000 fraud.....
Its exposure...................

191
Sawyer & Sargent removed....

193
Other raids on the Treasury .............

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Harrington rewarded for his attempt to kidnap Dana.........

197
Robbing the school funds.....

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REPUBLICAN “RING ” RULE.(Continued.)

Babcock's system or measurements....... ...............
The debt legacy of the Ring.........
The darkest crime of the age ....
Grant supports Shepherd...
Shepherd still “Boss."....
The greatest of all swindlers...
Effect of five years ring rule......
Statement of the debt of the District of Columbia.
Epenses in 1875, under Reform (?) rule..

Other schemes which are contemplated.....
SQUA NDERING THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.....
SAMUEL J. TILDEN'S REFORM RECORD...... ........
STEWART, A.T.-

His opinion of the N. Y. Custom House ................
SANBORN FRAUDS .........
How the law was enacted..

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Compensation of Sanborn & Co.........

Testimony before the Committee......
SAN DOMINGO JOB......

President Grant's pet scheme..
Where the idea came from......
Who were in it....................
Arrest of Mr. Hatch.......
Babcock sent to San Domingo by President Grant...
Tampering with and expurgating letters concerning Mr. Hatch...
Annexation............
Babcock's treaty..
Robeson's orders.....
Perry demolishes Babcock....
Astounding report of Senate Committee....
Minority report......
Directions from the White House..
Raymond H. Perry, an atrocious plot against him

Failure of the plot.
SAMUEL J. TILDEN....

As a reformer.....
As Chairman Democratic State Cmmittee..
In the Legislature......
Nominated for Governor..........
His election.......
As Governor......
War on the canal plunderers.....
Address of Gen. Dix....
As a ring breaker ...
Chief instrument in conviction ofTweed.....
Reduction of Taxation N. Y. State........
Saving of $8,000,000.....
His opposition to the Tweed Ring..
Was he a sham reformer.

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TILDEN AS A RING-BREAKER...
TWIN
MONSTERS OF FRAUD....

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TIMES, N. Y.-

Its testimony for Samuel J. Tilden in 1874-5
VIRGINIUS.--

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Description of the steamer....
Captured by a Spanish Man-of-War...
The murders.i. ii.
The American Consul's protest....
An appeal to the “Butcher " Burriel..
The murder of Capt. Fry and the crew of the Virginius.......
More insults to our flag................
Pusilaniminity of Sec. Fish....

A marked contrast-Salonica......
VENEZUELA SCANDAL...

D. H, Talmage appointed Commissioner for the Americans..
His abilities and character....

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Suspicious circumstances......
Fraud fully proved..........
A sample of the bogus claims...
Perjury of Talmage...
The amount stolen..
The Republicans admit the swindle, but sustain the rascals.
Orth, a swindler's lobbyist as Minister to Austria..............
Orth takes the fraudulent certificates......

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A Democratic House champions the cause of truth and right..
Godlove S. Orth compelled to withdraw from the ticket in Indiana....

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Wilson's, BLUFORD, Testimony of Whisky Ring............
WHITE HOUSE.-Expenses of.......
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS LOST...
WELSH, WM., exposure of Indian Commissioner Smith....
WEST, Senator, of Louisiana ........

Two different reports of him....

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SOUTH SHOULD BE RESCUED......

Table of Northern Products.....

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WARMOTH, Gov. of Louisiana.......

Controls elections......
Unlimited power.......
One of his rascalities......
His Judiciary...
Quarrels wită Dunn and Packard..
Described by Speaker Carter his Coup d'etat....
Complains to President.
“Fusion” ticket...
Removes Secretary of State....
Appoints new Board of Canvassers.....
Proclaims McEnery elected............

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WHEELER, WM. A.-RECORD OF-Congressional investigations.....

.:. Efforts to defeat investigations.........
. . He aids the corruptionists............

Persists in preventing investigation...............
In 418t, 42 and 43d Congresses......
Hand-in-hand with corrupt corporations......

Burlington and Missouri Railroad Job
· Ten little jobs......

Big Northern Pacific job.............
Choking off debate....
A $5,000,000 job...................
Defender of corporations....
He favors Tom Scott's big job..
Serving his masters....
His attempt to defeat the Louisville and Portland Canal..

The Supreme Court and Republicans against him.
WHISKY RING CONSPIRACY...

Bribe-takers in high places......
Beginning of the Ring.
Congressmen corrupted...
Thad. Stevens' bill. :
Taxing the stock on han
Stevens astonished.........
A premium on fraud......

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The Whisky Ring controlled Congress..
The Galena Ring and how they were shielded.
The President's brother.....
Senator Logan one of the Ring..........
A jail bird's banquet. ..
Bláford Wilson's testimony... .....
The “Sylph” telegram........
Gen. Babcock's indictment......
The conference between the President and Bluford Wilgon......
Dismissal of Henderson.....
The President makes everything known to Babcock...........

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