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STATE OF IOWA,
Iowa County, 88 : ANDREW P. FESTER, being produced and sworn before Mr. Wilson, on this 25th day of Apr., 1883 (H. A. Simpson appearing on the part of the contestee, and T. Brown on the part of contestant), testifies as follows: Ques, 1. Where do you live?-Ans. Iu Hardin Township. Ques. 2. Were you subpænaed I-Ans. I had no subpæna. Ques. 3. How did you happen to come here :- Ans. I didn't get a copy; I was subpænaed.
(Contestant objects to the witness for the reason that no notice of the name nor place of residence of the witness was given.)
Ques. 4. Where do you live 1-Ans. Hardin Township, Iowa County, Iowa.
Ques. 11. Have you any naturalization papers ?-Ans. I haven't any here; I left them in Illinois.
Ques. 12. What county in Illinois 1-Ans. Grundy County. Ques. 13. How long after you came did you take out second papers 1-Ans. I had been here 6 years before that. Ques. 14. How long have you been in this county 1-Ans. Some over two years.
Ques. 15. You came to Illinois when you came here from the old country :- Ans. Yes, sir. Ques. 16. What county ?-Ans. Grundy County. Ques. 17. How long after you bad been here did you take out first papers ?-Ans. Some over 6 years.
Ques. 18. How old were you when you came ?-Ans. Sixteen, going on seventeen.
Ques. 19. How long after you took out first papers before you got second papers i Ans. I got them both at once.
Ques. 20. Then you came to this country ?-Ans. Yes, sir; when I got them.
Qnes. 23. You have lived in Grundy County, Illinois and Iowa County since you eame here from Norway ?-Ans. Yes, sir. Ques. 24. How many miles did you come ?-Ans. Seven miles.
Ques. 25. How did you come to lose your papers 1-Ans. I didn't lose them; I left them in Illinois when I came here.
ANDREW P. FESTER. Paid $1.45 as fee by contestee.
STATE OF Iowa,
Iowa County, 88 :
Ques. 1. Where do you live 1-Ans. Dayton Township.
JOHN KERKOVER. Paid as fee by contestee, $3.05.
STATE OF Iowa,
Iova County, 88:
Ques. 1. What county do you live in I-Ans. Iowa County.
Ques. 4. Are you a naturalized citizen of the U. S. !-- Ans. Well, I was about 35 years ago.
Ques. 5. Have you your naturalization papers with you l-Ans. No, sir ; not now.
Ques. 6. I will ask you what ticket you voted last fall? (Objected to as immaterial.)
Ans. I never voted the Republican ticket; I always vote the straight Democratic ticket.
Ques. 7. You have no naturalization papers 1-Ans. I had some once but I have lost them; got molded in my pocket by being carried back and forth.
Ques. 8. When did you come to America 1--Ans. 45 years ago.
Ques. 9. How old were you at that time?--Aus. I can't tell how old I was when I came to this country. I don't know whether about 20 years old or not. Ques. 10. How old are you now 1--Ans. 65.
Ques. 15. How long then before you got the second papers ?-Ans. Well, about 3 or 4 years after I got the first papers.
Ques. 16. Were you in the United States 5 years before you got the second papers! Ans. Yes, sir.
Ques. 17. Did you get yours in court 1-Ans. It was 5 years.
Ques. 20. Who was present when you got them ?-Ans. The clerk there, the judge and jury when I got my second papers. Ques. 21. Holding court, were they!-Ans. Yes, sir.
Redirect examination :
Ques. 23. You just come to town a little bit ago; have you had a conversation witb any other parties as to what you would testify in this matter since you came to towni -Ans. No, sir.
Qnes. 24. Have you had a talk with Frederick in regard to this matter 1--Ans. No, sir, I never talked with anybody.
Ques. 25. You didn't talk with this man 1-Ans. Yes, sir, outside of the door.
Ques. 26. Did he say anything to you as to how you should testify; whether there was a judge and jury and sheriff present when you got your papers ? —Ans. No, sir, I did not understand it that way.
Ques. 27. Did he say anything to you about what your testimony should be !-Ans. No, sir, he did not.
Ques. 28. Did he talk to you about this matter at all ?-Ans. I can't tell whether he did or not.
Ques. 29. You don't know what he told you ?-Ans. No, sir; I told him what I had to say.
Ques. 30. Then you had a conversation with the contestant in this case just before coming into court here 1-Ans. Just outside of the door there.
Ques, 31. On the outside of the court-house 1-Ans. Yes, sir.
Ques. 32. You had a conversation with Frederick at that time 1-Ans. He was talking to me and I was talking to him. Ques, 33. About this case ?-Ans. Yes, sir.
Recross examination : Ques. 34. What did you go to tell him about your papers 1-Ans. I told him that I got my papers in New York, and the first time that I voted in this conntry was for Franklin Pierce.
Ques. 35. Did I ask you anything about your papers before you told me that iAng. No, sir, I don't think you did.
Ques. 36. Did you tell me that you got your papers in N. Y. 1-Ans. Well, what did I tell you ?
Ques. 37. I can't tell what you did tell me. Didn't I say if you got them in N. Y. City that they were not good - Ans. Perhaps you did.
Ques. 38. Didn't you tell me that you got them in N. Y. before a clerk and judge and jury 1-Ans. Yes, sir.
Ques. 39. And that you had been in this country 5 years before you got your papers 1-Ans. Yes, sir; I am willing to swear.
Ques. 40. Didn't you tell me that without my asking you anything about it!-A. Yes, sir; I did.
Ques.'41. I didn't ask you anything about what you are willing to swear to nor tell you anything about it 1-Ans. No, sir; you did not.
JOHN ** BRANNAN.
STATE OF Iowa,
Iowa County, 88: HERMAN SCHULING, being produced and sworn before E. H. Wilson, on this 25th day of Apr., 1883 (H. A. Simpson appearing on the part of contestee, and T. Brown on the part of the contestant), testities as follows:
Ques. 1. What township do you live in ?-Ang. Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa. I have lived in this county since 1850.
Ques. 2. Did you vote last fall 1--Ans. Yes, sir.
Ques. 3. What ticket did you vote 1-Ans. I cannot tell. I took 2 Democratic and 2 Republican tickets and doubled them up and put them in my pocket, and went to the depot with a load of bread, and when I got back I put in my fingers and took out one of the tickets and put it in. ,
Ques. 4. Which one do you think that you voted ?—A. Well, I don't know, I had one of each kind in my pocket.
Ques. 4. What party do you belong toi-Ans. I generally-well, I can't tell.
Ques. 6. You know what kind of party you like best?-Ans. I always vote for the best man.
Ques. 7. Which man for President did you vote for 8—Ans. Well, I don't know; I didn't care much about it; whenever they name a man here in town I vote for him. Ques. 8. What man in town did you vote for 1-Ans. Well, I have forgotten it.
Ques. 9. Who was running in this town last fall for office - Ans. Well, I have forgotten that too.
Ques. 10. Don't you ever remember anybody you vote for, any President you ever voted for 1-Ans. I voted for Harrison. Ques, 11. What are his politics 1-Ang. I can't tell; I don't care much about it. Ques. 12. Did you remember voting for President 1-Ans. No, sir. Ques, 13. The last time Garfield and Hancock were running for office, which one did you vote for 1-Ans. The same as I did the last one; I put two tickets in my pocket and threw one of them in. i
Ques. 14. You never know who you do vote for ?-Ans. No, sir.
Ques. 16. You put two tickets in your pocket, one of which you vote ?-Ans. Two of each kind and shake them up in my pocket, take one and put it in.
Ques. 17. Well, we have had a good many fusses, but this is certainly the most interesting. You had no preference last Sall for Congressman; didn't care whether you voted for Frederick or Wilson ?-Ans. It didn't make any difference to me.
Ques. 18. Did you talk to anybody about this thing 1-Ans. No, sir. Ques. 19. You are sure of that?- Ans. I am sure of that.' Ques. 20. How do you know that the tickets that you had in your pockets were tickets of two kinds 1-Ans. I looked at them first.
Ques. 21. You can read ?--Ans. Yes, sir; as well as any of them.
Ques. 22. Are you positive that you did not vote two tickets last fall ?-Ans. I am sure of that.
Ques. 23. How do you know that I-Ans. Because I had three left when I came home.
Ques. 24. How did you know that you had three left ?-Ans. I looked at them in my pocket.
Ques. 25. What kind of tickets were they 1-Ans. I didn't look at them; they were doubled up. I threw them in the stove.
Ques. 26. Did you vote in June on the amendment ?-Ans. No, sir. A man gave me a ticket at the polls; I didn't look at it; I just put it in.
Ques. 27. You don't know how you voted on that subject ?—Ans. No, sir; I don't know that either.
Ques. 28. When there are parties holding caucuses and conventions, what side do you sympathize with 1-Ans. I don't go at all then.
Ques. 29. Under oath, you state you don't know what ticket you voted last fall 1Ans. No, sir; I don't know whether Democratic or Republican; I am not sure. Ques. 30. What do you think about it 1-Ans. I can't tell. Ques. 31. Give us your impression.-Ans. I can't tell anything about it.
Ques. 32. Give 18 your best judgment, supposing you were going to guess about it.-Ans. I can't guess about it.
Ques. 33. You have some respect for your standing in your neighborhood ?—Ans. Yes, sir; I hope so.
Qnes. 34. You are a pretty smart, intelligent man.-Ans. No, sir; not very.
Ques. 35. Every lineament of your face shows that you are intelligent; you know what the sanctity of the oath is 1-Ans. An oath, yes, sir; I guess I do.
Ques. 36. You are to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.Ans. Yes, sir; the whole truth.
Ques. 37. Now, then, you say that you never know who you vote for 1-Ans. I do not. No, sir; I do not.
Ques. 38. Where were you born 1-Aps. In Prussia.
Ques. 42. How long bad you been in this country before you were naturalized IAns. The first papers after 3 years; then I ran on a steamboat for 3 years as pastry cook; then 3 years in the Leclaire House; then a man came after me to go and get my second papers; I went with him to the court-house and got the papers that were taken from me at Rochester. I claimed some land there, and they took my papers and were to send them to me in 14 days, and they didn't do it.
Ques. 43. How did you remember these facts so well ?-Ans. I can remember the time that I went to school in the old country.
Ques. 44. But you never remember bow you vote 1-Ans. I don't want to.
Ques. 45. You have no papers now?--Ans. No, sir; I have no papers now; they took them from me in Rochester, Minn.
HERMAN SCHULING. (Paid as fee by contestee $1.85.)
STATE OF Iowa,
Iowa County, 88 : John MONAGHAN, being produced and sworn, before E. H. Wilson, on this 25th day of Ap., 1883 (H. A. Simpson appearing on the part of the contestee and T. Brown on the part of the contestant), testifies as follows:
Ques. 1. You are living in Grant Township, Iowa County, Iowa ?-Ans. Yes, sir.
Ques. 4. What ticket did you vote ?-Ans. I don't know; sometimes one way, sometimes anotber
Ques. 5. How did you vote last fall ?-Ans. I can't tell exactly. (Objection, immaterial.) I never keep track of it.
Ques. 6 You know what you intended to do last fall? We will get through with you in a few minutes if you will answer one or two questions. Were you subpopaed here 1-Ans. Yes, sir.
Ques. 7. Have you papers ?-Ans. My father has them,
Ques. 8. What age were you when you came to the United States 1-Ans. Ten or 12 years old. Ques. 9. Where did your father get his papers 1--Ans. In America. Ques 10. Who did you get them from ?-Ans. I can't tell you exactly. Ques. 11. Did you ever see them! - Ans. No, sir; but I have heard him say that he had tbem.
Ques. 12. Who did he get them from 1-Ans. Jerry Grove got them for him. (Witness says, are they not as good as any other ?)
Ques. 13. Do you know what judge was sitting in the court at the time that your father got his papers ?-Ans. No, sir; I never saw them; I only heard him say that he got them and voted.
Ques. 14. Where is your father now?-Ans. In Cook County.
Ques. 15. If your father ever got any papers to your knowledge it wasn't in Iowa County ?-Ans. Yes, sir.
Ques. 16. You never saw them ?-Ans. No, sir.
Ques. 17. What ticket did you vote last fail ?-Ans. I generally vote the Democratic ticket-sometimes the other.
Ques. 18. You voted last fall in the November election; did you vote the Democratic ticket?-Ans. I cannot tell you whether I did or not
Ques. 19. You can read I-Ans. Not to amount to anything.
Ques. 22. Who gave it to you t-Ans. So many bad tickets around there that I did not keep track of them.
Ques. 23. Who was the man you got your ticket of when you voted ?-Aas. I can't tell you that.
Ques. 24. Was it your intention to vote the Democratic or Republican ticket last fall! You must have had a definite intention to do something. Give us your best impression as to what you did last fall.
(Objection, incompetent, asking the witness' opinion.)
Ques. 26. Do you know whether you voted for Frederick or Wilson last fall 1-Ans. I can't tell you that, sir.
Ques. 27. Which of them do you think you voted for 1-Ans. I don't know that. If I could tell you that would be all right.
Ques. 28. You won't say or give any impression how you voted or how you generally vote 1-Ans. I didn't pay much attention. I just took the vote and put it in.
Ques. 29. You have a choice !-Ans. Sometimes I have, sometimes I have not.
Ques. 34. Your impression is that you voted the Democratic ticket ?-Ans. I can't tell you for certain. Ques. 35. Don't you think you did ? I want to get your judgement about it.
JOHN MONAGHAN. Paid as fee by contestee, $3.25.
STATE OF Iowa,
Iowa County, 88 : JACOB RANCK, being produced and sworn, by E. H. Wilson, on this 25th day of April, 1883 (A. H. Simpson appearing on the part of the contested and T. Brown on the part of the contestant), testifies as follows: (Witness excused, having voted the Greenback ticket.)
JACOB RANCK. Paid as fee by contestee, $2.35.
STATE OF IOWA,
Iowa County, 88: BENIDICT GAHREG, being produced and sworn, before E. H. Wilson, on this 25th day of April, 1883 (A. H. Simpson appearing on the part of the contestee and T. Brown on the part of the contestant), testifies as follows: (Witness is called and excused because he did not bring his papers.)
BENIDICT GAHREG. Paid as fee by contestee, $2.35.
STATE OF IOWA,
Iowa County, 88 : PETER O. SHANGHNEY, being produced and sworn on this 25th day of Apr., 1883 (A. H. Simpson appearing on the part of the contestee, and T. Brown on the part of the contestant), testifies as follows:
(Excused because he did not bring his papers in court.) Paid as fee by contestee, 85 cents.
PETER O. SHANGHNEY. STATE OF IOWA,
Iowa County, 88 : Four men from Amana Township were discharged and fee paid by Wilson ; 19 witnesses excused without examination.
(Paid as fees by contestee, $38.90.)
STATE OF Iowa
Iowa County, 88 : I, Eldon Moran, a notary public and commissioner agreed upon to take testimony in this case, in pursuance of the annexed agreement, attached to the testimony of J. L. Adams, whose testimony was taken Feb. 22nd, '83, do truly certify that on the 24th and 25th of April, in pursuance of the notice hereunto annexed, I took the depositions of the following witnesses : Patrick McGue, Christian Mohr, Martin Kelly, J. W. Nelson, Fritz Branch, Joseph A. Sch nuky, James Quinn, M. Stern, Fred. Lipsins, John Howlett, Anthony Ryan, James A. McGarry, G. F. Lindenmayer, Mathias Miller, Job Farley, Henry Mass, Michael Flanagan, John Wallick, Roger Carrall, Jacob Stevens, Daniel O'Leary, Lawrence McCabe, Patrick Gallager, Edward Barry, Michael Griffin, Patrick Lynch, Michael Dolphin, Falkin Falkinson, Lars Olson, Wm. Hourigan, Egoatz Weishaubt, Bernard Flanagan, Jacob Denzler, Andrew Harten, Samuel Brown, Michael McDennell, Peter Hortian, P. H. Johnson, Patrick Kelly, William Grace, Andrew P. Fester, Jno. Kerkover, John Bronnan, Herman Schnlnig, John Monaghan, Jacob Rapk, Benedict Gahrey, Peter O'Shaughney, whose testimony is set forth in the following manner: Each witness was by me duly sworn, or caused to be sworn in my presence as pro
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