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STATE OF IOWA,

Benton County, 88: T. F. GOKEX, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for the county of Benton, on this 19th day of April, A. D. 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did you vote at the Nov. election, 1882, in Homer Township, Benton County, Iowa!-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. Did yon vote the Democratic or Republican ticket?-A. I guess I voted the Democratic ticket.

Q. 3. Did you intend to vote the Democratic ticket?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 4. Whom did you get your ticket from ?-A. Smith gave me a ticket, and Collins gave me a ticket, and then Smith gave me another. He told me that they were the same. I saw Smock's name on and Myers name, and I threw it into the box.

Q. 5. Did he tell you that it was a straight Democratic ticket?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 6. Did he tell you that Frederick's name was on it for Congressmani-A. I did not look for the name of Congressman,

Q.7. Did you intend to vote for a Deniocrat for Congress ?-A. I did not count on that, but I calculated to vote the straight Denuocratic ticket.

Cross-examination: Q. 8. You saw Smock's pame on the ticket?-A. Yes, sir; below. Q. 9. You wanted to vote for him I-A. Yes, sir; I liked him. Q. 10. He was a Republican.-A. I do not care what it was; it had on Myers' name. Q. 11. You do not care about the other names 1-A. No, sir.

Q. 12. For governor of the State, secre: ary of state, &c.!--A. No, sir; only for county officers.

Q. 13. You can read plain English I-A. Not plaiu.

Q. 14. You can read English enough to read the ticket, can you not !-A. Yes, sir; but I did not care to read it all.

Q. 15. You read all you cared to read? You looked over for Frederick's name and found it there 1-A. Yes, sir; I told him that it was there. Q. 16. This was all you cared for 1--A. Yes, sir.

Redirect: Q. 17. You intended to vote a clear Democratic ticket for the State officers !-A. Yes, sir; I wanted to rote straight Democratic ticket.

T. F. GOKEN. 1.05 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF Iowa,

Benton County, 88 : A. R. GAGHAGEN, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for the county of Benton, on this 19th day of April, A.D. 188.), and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did you vote at i he Nov. election in Homer Township, Benton County, Iowa ! -À. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. What ticket did you vote, Democratic or Republican P-A. Democratic.

Q. 3. Whom did you get your ticket of 1-A. Mr. Collins, I think, if I recollect right.

Q. 4. Did you vote for Ben. T. Frederick for Representative in Congress I–A. Yes, sir; I did.

A. R. GAGHAGEN. 1.10 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF Iowa,

Benton County, 88 : M. E. HOWARD, being produced and sworn before me, John Baum, a notary public in and for the county of Benton, on this 19th day of April, A. D. 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did you vote in Homer Township, Benton County, Iowa, at the Nov. election, 18021-A. Yes, sir; I did.

Q. 2. Did you vote the Democratic or Republican ticket 1-A. I voted the Democratic ticket.

Q. 3. Whom did you get your ticket from 1-A. From that man there-pointing to Collins; also one from Sandy Smith, as he is called.

Q. 4. Wbich one did you vote 1-A. The one that I got from Collins.
Q. 5. And did you vote for Ben. T. Frederick for Congress -A. Yes, sir; I did.

M. E. HOWARD. 1.00 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF IOWA,

Benton County, 88 : JACOB LANTGREBE, being produced and sworn before me, John Baum, a notary public in and for Benton County, on this 19th day of April, A. D. 1883, and examined before me, testities as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did you vote at the Nov. election in Homer Township, Benton County, Iowa 1 -A. Yes, sir. Q. 2. Did you vote the Democratic or Republican ticket I-A. Democratic.

Q. 3. Did yon vote for B. T. Frederick for Represeutative in Congress ?-A. Yes, sir; for Frederick. Q. 4. Who did you get your ticket from 1-A. I think from Kussel.

JACOB LANTGREBE. 1.10 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF IOWA,

Benton County, 88 : P. F. DEPPE, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for the county of Benton, on this 19th day of April, A. D. 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestce):

Q. 1. Did you vote at the election held in Homer Township, Benton Co., Iowa I-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. Did yon vote the Democratic or Republican ticket 1-A, Democratic.
Q. 3. Whom did you get your ticket from 1-A. Mr. Collins.
Q. 4. Did you vote for Frederick for Representative in Congresy 1-A. Yes, sir.

Cross-examination :
Q. 5. Did you read your ticket ?-A. Yes, sir.

P. F. DEPPE. 85 cts. paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF Iowa,

Benton County, 88 : John HORSTEIN, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for Benton County, on tbis 19th day of April, A. D. 1843, and examined before me, testifies as follows, (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee) :

Q. 1. Did you vote at the Nov. election, 1882, in Homer Township, Benton Co., Iowa 1-A. Yes, sir,

Q. 2. Did you vote the Democratic or Republican ticket 1-A, Democratic.
Q. 3. Who did you vote for, for Representative in Congress I-A. Mr. Frederick.
Q. 4. Who did you get your ticket from 1-A. Mr. Collius.

Cross-examination :
Q. 5. Did you read your ticket ?-A. Yes, sir.

JOHN HORSTEIN. 85 cts. paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF IOWA,

Benton County, 88 : CHAS. ALBRIGHT, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for Benton Co., on this 19th day of April, A. D. 1803, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did you vote at the Nov, election held in Homer Township, Benton Co., Iowa, 18821-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. What ticket did you vote 1-A. Democratic.
Q. 3. Did you vote for Frederick for Representative in Congress 1-A. Yes, sir.
Q. 4. Who did you get your ticket from 1-A. From Collins, and one from Kussel.

Cross-examination : Q. 5. Did you read your ticket ?-A. Yes, sir. $1.25 cts. paid as fee by contestant.

CHAS. ALBRIGHT.

STATE OF IOWA,

Benton County, 88: MARTIN ALBRIGHT, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for Benton County, on this 19th day of April, A, D. 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee) :

Q. 1. Did you vote at the Nov. election, 1882, in Homer Township, Benton Co., Iowa !-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. What ticket did you vote?-A. Democratic.
Q. 3. Whom did you get your ticket from ?-A. Collins.
Q. 4. Did you vote for Frederick for Congress ?-A. Yes, sir.
Q. 5. You intended to do this!-A. Yes, sir.

Cross-examination:
Q. 6. How old are you?-A. 22.
Q. 7. Did you read your ticket?-A. Yes, sir.

MARTIN ALBRIGHT. $1.25 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF Iowa,

Benton County, 88: HENRY RIPPLE, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for Benton County, on this 19th day of April, A. D. 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did you vote at the Nov. election, 1882, in Homer Township, Benton County, Iowal- 1. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. What ticket did you vote_Democratic or Republican ?-A. Democratic.
Q. 3. Whom did you get your ticket from ?-A. Collins.
Q. 4. Did you vote for B. T. Frederick for Representative ?-A. Yes, sir.

Cross-examination :
Q. 5. Did you read your ticket ?-A. No, sir.

Q. 6. How do you know that you voted for Frederick ? Did you know that Frederick's Dame was on the ticket?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 7. How did you know !-A. I saw it on there.
Q. 8. Yon saw it by the ticket I-A. I saw Frederick's name on there.
Q. 9. You read English, of course ?-A. No, sir.

Redirect:
Q. 10. Yon intend to vote for a Democrat-for Frederick ?-A. Yes, sir.
Q. 11. And you say that the 'icket was a straight Democratic ticket I-A. Yes, sir.
Q. 12. You could read English enough to read Frederick's name?-A. Yes, sir.

HENRY RIPPLE. $3.25 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF Iowa,

Benton County, 88:
John Kenhabuhus, interpreter.

John Johnson, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for Benton County, on this 19th day of April, A. 1). 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, and Nichols and Barnbam on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did yon vote at the Nov. election, 1882, in Homer Township, Benton County, Iowa!-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. What ticket did you vote, Democratic or Republicant Who did you vote for for Representative in Congress ?-A. I do not know.

Q. 3. Who did yon get your ticket from 1--A. From Henry Meyers.

Q. 4. Were you told it was a straight Democratic ticket I-A. Yes, sir; Henry Myers gave me a ticket, but did not tell me what kind of a ticket it was.

Q. 5. Ask him if he told Henry Myers what kind of a ticket he wanted to vote A. No, sir; he did not.

Q. 6. Did he tell you whether he wanted you to vote the Democratic or Republican ticket or not?-A. Yes, sir; he said to Henry Myers that he wanted a Democratic ticket.

Q. 7. And Henry Myers gave him that for a Democratic ticket I-A. Yes, sir; he said that Henry Myers gave him a ticket, and he thought that it was a Democratic ticket.

Q. 8. Ask him if he had known that a Republican member of Congress was on it if he would have voted it 1-A. He says that he wanted to vote a Democratic ticket.

Cross-examination: Q. 9. Ask him if Mr. Myers told hin who was running for Congress ?-A. Yes, sir ; he says that he told him that Wilson and Frederick were running for Congress.

Q. 10. Ask him if Mr. Myers told him which he thought was the best man?-A. He says that Myers wrote the name on the ticket-the best man.

Q. 11. Ask him if Myers wrote the name on the ticket that he told him to write ?A. He did not see any pame.

Q. 12. Ask him if he told Myers to write the man's name down that he thought was the best man ?-A. Yes, sir; he says that he did.

Q. 13. Now ask him if Myers gave him that ticket, and if he voted it ?-A. Yes, sir; he says that he did.

Q. 14. Ask him if he told the man to write down the name of the man that he thought was the best man!-A. He had the ticket, and Henry Myers was going to fix my ticket, and I voted that ticket.

Q. 15. Ask him if he voted that ticket because Myers told him that he thought it was the best ticket?--A. He says that he voted that ticket because he had confidence in Henry Myers.

Q. 16. Ask him if he had faith in Henry Myers' judgment as to its being the best ? A. Yes, sir; he says it was the best, whatever Henry Myers said.

Redirect: Q. 17. Ask hiin if he intended to vote for a Democratic Congressman 1-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 18. Ask him if he would have voted for Mr. Wilson and not for a Democrat iA. He says that he wanted the ticket to make the thing sure. He says that he thought that he could put confidence in Henry Myers. He voted that ticket because he thought Henry Myers put the right name on the ticket. He says that he did not know either Frederick or Wilson, but he put confidence in Henry Myers when he voted that ticket.

Q. 19. Did the witness ask Henry Myers for a Democratic ticket?-a. No, sir; he says that he thought that he could see that it was a Democratic ticket. .

Q. 20. Would he have it if he had known that it was a Republican ticket 1-A. No, sir; he says that he would not.

Recross-examination :
Q. 21. Ask him if he knew if Smock's name was on the ticket I-A. Yes, sir.
Q. 22. Ask him if he knew that Smock was a Republican 1-A. No, sir.

Q. 23. Ask him if he was not trying to vote for the best man ?-A. Yes, sir; he thinks 80.

Redirect: Q. 24. Ask him if he did not think that the best man was in the Democratic party! -A. Yes, sir.

Recross-examination : Q. 26. Ask him if he thought a Republican was a better man than a Democrat, if he would not have voted for the Republican instead of the Democrati-A. He says that he did not know what he voted for; but his man that he voted for he thought was the best.

Q. 26. Ask him if he would not have voted for a Republican, if he had thought that the Republican was a better man than the Democrat 1-A. He says that he always voted for what was best.

JOHN JOHNSON. $1.15 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF IOWA,

Benton County, R8 : CLAUS HAACK, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary publio 'for Benton County, on this 19th day of April, 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant, Nichols and Burnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Where do you resiile :- A. Homer Township.

Q. 2. Did you vote at the election in Homer Township, Benton County 1-A. Yes,

Q. 3. Did you vote the Democratic or Republican ticket?-A. Democratic.
Q. 4. For whom did you vote for Representative in Congress !--A. I think Wilson.
0.5. Did you know that you were voting for Wilson when you voted ?-A. No, sir.
Q. 6. From whom did yon get your ticket ?-A. Henry Myer.

Q. 7. Did he tell you that it was a Democratic ticket i-A. Yes, sir; and gave it to me as a Democratic ticket.

Q. 8. Can you understand English !-A. No, sir; not very well.

Q. 9. Did you intend to vote for Democrat or Republican for Representative in Congress 1-A. For Democrat.

Q. Did you intend to vote for a Republican Prohibitionist, for a Republican candidate for Congress, and for a Prohibitionist, or strict temperance man ?-A. No, sir; surely not.

Q. 11. Were you told or made to believe that it was a straight Democratic ticket when you voted it?-A. I do not know what the ticket was; I got the two, but I wanted a Democratic ticket.

Q. 12. Did the witness ask for a Democratic ticket 1-A. Yes, sir,
Q. 13. Ask him if he could read the ticket :-A. Not all of it.
Q. 14. Does the witness read English 1-A. No, sir.

Cross-examination:
Q. 15. Ask him if Henry Myers is an American or a German-A. German.
Q. 16. Ask bim if he speaks German 1--A. Yes, sir.
Q. 17. Ask him whether he is a Democrat or a Republican-A. He does not know.

Q. 18. Ask him if he knows what Myers' politics are ?-A. He says he does not know.

Q. 19. Ask him if Mr. Myers told him who the men were that were candidates for Congress ?-A. Cannot tell.

CLAUS HAACK. $1.50 paid as fee by contestant.

STATE OF IOWA,

Benton County, 88 : GEORGE HAACK, being produced and sworn before John Baum, a notary public in and for the county of Benton, on this 19th day of April, A. D. 1883, and examined before me, testifies as follows (T. Brown appearing on the part of contestant and Nichols and Byrnham on the part of contestee):

Q. 1. Did you vote at the November election, 1882, in Homer Township, Benton Co., Iowa 1-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 2. What ticket did you vote!-A. Democratic.

Q. 3. Did you intend to vote for a Democrat or a Republican for Representative in Congress 1-A. Democrat.

Q. 4. Who gave you your ticketi-A. Mr. Myer.

Q. 5. What did he tell you as to its being Democrat or Republican !-A. I do not know.

Q. 6. Do you understand me?-A. Yes, sir.
Q. 7. Did he tell you that it was a Democratic ticket?-A. No, sir.
Q. 8. What did he tell you? Did you ask him for a Democratic ticket?-A. No, sir.
Q. 9. What did you say to him 1-A. Nothing.

Q. 10. How do you know that you voted the Democratic ticket 1-A, (By the same interpreter.). He says that he understands you.

Q. 11. Did you read your ticket!-A. No, sir.
Q. 12. Can you read English 1--A. Yes, sir.
Q. 13. Can yon read English well or only a little l-A. Just a little.

Q. 14. Would you not have voted for a Republican Congressman if you had known it 1-A. I do not know.

Q. 15. Did you not know that you were voting for Wilson for Congressman 1-A. I do not know.

Q. 16. Did you suppose you had voted a Democratic ticket when you had voted !A. Yes, sir.

Q. 17. Was the ticket that Mr. Myers gave you open or folded up 1-A. No, sir.

Q. 18. It was so that you could have seen the names on the ticket if you had looked at it!-A. Yes, rir.

Q. 19. You can read English enough to make out the ticket, can you not!-A. Yes, sir.

Q. 20. Did you not know that Mr. Wilson's name was on the ticket !-A. No, sir; I did not.

Q. 21. You have a great deal of confidence in Mr. Myers, who gave you the ticket have not you !-A. Yes, sir.

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