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 - dii-"fe'i;ent of to CLAIMED TO-BE TO-BE TO-BE...
dii-"fe'i;ent of to CLAIMED TO-BE TO-BE TO-BE FEDERAL OFFICER rLAN DY WHICH JOHN YV. HIKES IS SAID TO HAVE SWIKDLEB IGKOIIANT PENSIONERS. VERY SMOOTH TALKING NEGRO Iteiiresenteil Himself ns a Special &ent Detailcrt to Investigate Pension Claims nnO Thou i Got in His Work. When tho United States officers placed John V. Hayes under arroat last Saturday at Hartsvillc, they removed from the field one of tho shrewdest and smoothest negro schemers who has ever defrauded the Ignorant Ignorant and illiterate- illiterate- cf his race. Hayes Is well' known in negro circles' in thlis Ktute, and has stood high In tho 'estimation of the colored brethren. Ho. is vary prominently identified with tho movement to pension ex-slavES, ex-slavES, ex-slavES, and took an active interest in colored orgiinizailima. It is c!aiiiecl that 'Hayes has operated extensively iu Teuntiyeo and Kentucky ati a United States oftleer who had been -specially -specially -specially detailed by Pension Commissioner Evans to investigate pension claims which appeared to be fraudulent. Beiug a smooth talker, anci possessed u unusual intelligence, intelligence, he met with few obstacles iu the prosecution of his work. The Jiptcifie charge upon which he was arrested last Saturday was for defrauding Rebecca Cnruth, an old negro woman, who lives near Lceksport, out of all the money she had. Tho old woman has enjoyed a quarterly pension of $36 from tho Government Government for years. Some time ago Hayes called. on her and stated that ho had been detailed to investigate- investigate- her case, and had found that her claim was fraudulent and she had no title to a pension. Ho represented represented that tho sister of tho dead soldier was tho real pensioner. woavb-er

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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 11 Jan 1899, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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