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The Case Of General Howard

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Washington, July 18.- The following statement is based on iuformation from official sou reos : The accounts of Gen. Howard and bis oflicers show a duficit of $11,000, though only a sniall portion ín in thonamc of Gen. Howard. He adinits that he has a balanco of $(,000, which he is ready to pay over totho proper oflSoers. Nearly oue-half of the deficit is eharged in the account of a subordinate, formerly on duty in the West. Letters have been received froui colored rueu wlio served in the army and navy stating that they never received any bounty, though in souio cases the accounts show to the contrary. It will require an investigation to ascertain whether forged enfries have been made ortho statements in the letters were falsa. All accounts have to undergo a furthor exaraination by the Controller, and there the figures may be changed either for or against Howard. Shotild those offioers differ frum others in the construction ui tho various laws boaring upon the uubjaot all agroe that thore has been somu dishonesty oa the part of the subordínales, though it ia not believed tliat the defalcation will ainouut to as muoh as is gentrally supposed.


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