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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

S. Res. 97

AUTHORIZING THE INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED
UNLAWFUL PRACTICES IN THE ELECTION

OF A SENATOR FROM TEXAS

MAY 16 TO JUNE 6, 1924

PART 2

Printed for the use of the Committee on Privileges and Elections

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COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS

SELDEN P. SPENCER, Missouri, Chairman JAMES W. WADSWORTH, JR., New York. WILLIAM H. KING, Utah. JAMES E. WATSON, Indiana.

HENRY F. ASHURST, Arizona. RICHARD P. ERNST, Kentucky.

WALTER F. GEORGE, Georgia. SAMUEL M. SHORTRIDGE, California. M. M. NEELY, West Virginia. HOLM O. BURSUM, New Mexico.

HUBERT D. STEPHENS, Mississippi. FRANK L. GREENE, Vermont.

ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina. GEORGE BARTHOLOMAEUS, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SENATE RESOLUTION 97

SELDEN P. SPENCER, Missouri, Chairman JAMES E. WATSON, Indiana.

WILLIAM H. KING, Utah. RICHARD P. ERNST, Kentucky.

M. M. NEELY, West Virginia.

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SENATOR FROM TEXAS

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1924

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON
PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10 o'clock a. m., Senator Selden P. Spencer presiding.

Present: Senators Spencer (chairman), Ernst, King, and Neely:

Present on behalf of the contestant: Luther Nickels, Esq., and Scott Woodward, Esq.

Present on behalf of the contestee: W. F. Zumbrunn, Esq., and W.P. McLean, jr., Esq. The CHAIRMAN. The subcommittee will come to order.

Mr. NICKELS. Mr. Chairman, I would like to have the witnesses sworn and put under the rule.

The CHAIRMAN. Do you want them separated ?
Mr. NICKELS. I do not care to have them separated.

The CHAIRMAN. Do counsel on the other side want them separated ?

Mr. ZUMBRUNN. I do not care. The CHAIRMAN. There is no object in swearing them all together that you have in mind, is there!

Mr. NICKELS. Except that gentlemen on the other side invoked the rule, and there are certain witnesses here

Mr. McLEAN. He wants the witnesses to retire.
The CHAIRMAN. Very well.

The Chairman thereupon administered the oath to Mr. J. Q. Jett and Mr. N. N. Furney.

Mr. NICKELS. Mr. McQuinn, you have already been sworn?
Mr. J. E. McQUINN. Yes, Mr. Nickels.

Mr. NICKELS. I would like to have Mr. Furney retire. Mr. McQuinn also will retire.

(Thereupon the two gentlemen named retired from the room.)

TESTIMONY OF J. Q. JETT

(The witness had been previously sworn by the chairman.)
Mr. NICKELS. Your name is J. Q. Jett?
Mr. JETT. Yes, sir.
Mr. NICKELS. Where do you live?
Mr. JETT. White Path, Ga.

Mr. NICKELS. Were you ever in the employment of the organization called the Knights of the Ku-Klux Klan, at Atlanta?

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