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Q. Did the above-named persons reside in Penn Township on the 5th of November, 1878?-A. They did. Q. Do you know Howard Beaver?-A. I don't.

Q. Is the name written Howard Beaver and A. H. Beaver intended for the same person ?-A. It is. I know A. H. Beaver; had commercial intercourse with me at the time he resided at Woodward, Haines Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, during the summer and fall of 1878.

J. H. REIFSNYDER.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 3d day of April, A. D. 1879.

SAMUEL FRANCK, A. J.

PIERCE STOVER, being produced and sworn on the part of the contestant, deposes as follows:

Examined by W. C. HEINLE: Question. What is your name? Counsel for contestee objects for want of notice.) Answer. Pierce Stover. Q. Where did you reside on the 5th of November, 1878 ?-A. In Penn Township.

Q. How long did you reside in Penn Township continuously immediately preceding before the election November 3, 1878 ?-A. Nearly one rear.

Q. Where were you born ?-A. In Haines Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Q. How old were you on November 5, 1878 ?-A. On the 9th of August, 1578, I was twenty-one years old.

Q. Did you vote at the November election held for Penn Township in 1878?-A. Yes, sir; I voted on age.

Q. Did you sign and swear to a partly-written and partly-printed affilavit setting forth your age, name, and place of residence, and present the same to the election board before you voted ?-A. I did; and left the paper in care of the election board. Q. For whom did you vote for Congress ?-A. A. G. Curtin. Counsel for contestee proceeds to cross-examine the witness.) Q. When were you born ?-A. In 1857, August 9. Q. How do you know that you were born at that time ?-A. By the Taufschein. Q. Have you any other record of your birth ?-A. Not that I know of. Q. Did your parents tell you when you were born ?-A. Yes, sir. Q. When did you last talk to them about it ?-A. I don't know when.

Q. Who went with you to the polls on the day of the election when Fou voted !-A. Daniel Hosterman and J. H. Reifsnyder.

Q. Who gave you the ticket?--A. Squire Reifsnyder.
Q. Was the ticket folded when you got it?-A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you unfold the ticket?-A. I didn't.

Q. Then you didn't read the ticket?-A. Not that ticket; but I read some others of the same kind.

Q. Then you don't know of your own knowledge that you voted for Curtin :-A. No, sir; but I took the squire's word for it.

Q. What squire -A. J. H. Reifsnyder.

Redirect by J. F. RIDDLE, Esq.: Q. What is the politics of Squire Reifsnyder, the man that gave you the ticket ?-A. Democratic. Q. Did you vote the ticket he gave you ?-A. Yes, sir.

PIERCE STOVER. Sworn and subscribed before me this third day of April, A. D. 1879,

SAMUEL FRANCK, A. J.

April 3, 1879, adjourned to meet at 6.30 o'clock p. in.

Met April 3, 1879, pursuant to the above adjournment, at 6.30 p. m.

Phil. J. EBERT, being produced and sworn on the part of the contestant, dleposes as follows:

Examined by J. F. RIDDLE, Esq.: Question. Where were you born ?-Answer. In Penn Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Q. How old are you?-A. Twenty-one years first of October, 1878. Q. Where do you now live?-A. In Penn Township.

Q. How long have you resided there ?-A. Seven or eight years continuously.

Q. Did you vote at the election held for Penn Township on the 5th of November, 1878 ?-A. Yes, sir; I did.

Q. Did you at that time sign an affidavit partly printed and partly written and hand to the election officers before you voted ?-A. Yes, sir; I did. Q. For whom did you vote for Congress ?-A. For A. G. Curtin.

Cross-examined by CLEMENT DALE, Esq.: Q. When were you born ?-A. I can't tell you that correctly unless I look at the family record; I guess in 1857.

Q. Are you sure you were born in 1857 ?-A. Yes, sir.
Q. What month were you born in ?-A. In October.
Q. Where did you vote ?-A. In Millheim, Penn Township.
Q. Who went with you to the polls ?-A. J. H. Reifsnyder.
Q. Who gave you the ticket I-A. J. H. Reifsnyder.
Q. Was the ticket folded when you got it?-A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you unfold it ?-A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you read it ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Do you recollect any other names that was on that ticket but Curtin's ?-A. Yes, sir; I do. Q. Name one.-A. Harper.

PHILIP J. EBERT. Sworn and subscribed before me this 3d day of April, A. D. 1879.

SAMUEL FRANCK, A.J.

BEN F. GRENOBLE, being produced and sworn on the part of the contestant, deposes as follows:

Examined by J. F. RIDDLE, Esq.:
Question. What is your name?-Answer. B. F. Grenoble.
Q. Where do you reside ?-A. In Gregg Township.

Q. Where did you reside on Vorember 5, 1878?-A. In Gregg Town- Q. Did you vote at the election held for Gregg Township on November 5, 1878!-A. Yes, sir. Q. For whom did you vote for Congress ?-A. I decline to answer.

B. F. GRENOBLE. Sworn and subscribed before me this 3d day of April, A. D. 1879.

SAMUEL FRANCK, A. J.

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Thomas F. WALKER, being produced and sworn on the part of the contestant, deposes as follows:

Examined by W. C. HEINLE:
Question. What is your name ?--Answer. Thomas W. Walker.

Q. Is the name written Thomas F. Walker intended for you ?-A. It is. There is no man by naine of Thomas F. Walker in Miles Township.

Q. Where do you reside?-A. In Miles Township.

Q. Where did yon reside on November 5, 1878?-A. In Miles Township.

Q. How long immediately preceding November 5, 1878, did you reside there !--A. Since 1849.

Q. Are you acquainted with Cephas Gramby ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Is the name when written Cephas Gramby and C. L. Gramby intended for the same person ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Do you know George W. Goodman ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Is the name written George Goodwin intended for him ?—A. Yes, sir; some call him Goodman and some Goodwin.

Q. Do you know S. S. Lupold ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Is the name when written Samuel Loophold and S. S. Lupold intended for the same man ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Do you know William C. Fehl ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Did he reside in Miles Township on the 5th of November, 1878?A. Yes, sir.

Q. Did he vote in Miles Township at the election held November 5, 18781-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Did he vote on age ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Did he swear before the election board that he was between twentyone and twenty-two years of age ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Who administered the oath to him !-A. W. H. Corman, J. P.
O. Was W. H. Corman one of the election board !-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Were you a member of the election board for Miles Township, and, if so, what position did you fill ?-A. Majority inspector.

Q. Do you know John M. Kahl?-A. I do.

Q. Where did he reside on the 5th of November, 18781-A. In Miles Township.

Q. Did he vote in Miles Township at November election, 1878 ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Did he vote on age ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Was he sworn by one of the election board that he was between twenty-one and twenty-two years of age ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Do you know H. M. Stemm, Aaron Gramly, and Gilbert Wert?A. Yes, sir; I do.

Q. Where did they reside on November 5, 1878 ?-A. In Miles Township.

Q. Did they vote at the November election, 1878, held for Miles Township !-A. Yes, sir; they did.

Q. Were they sworn by one of the election officers that they were between twenty-one and twenty-two years old ?-A. Yes, sir; they were

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Q. By whom was the oath administered to the above-mentiond persons ?-A. W. H. Corman, J. P., one of the election board.

Q. By whom was the election board sworn ?-A. By W. H. Corman, J. P., swore me and Aaron Lietzell, the other inspector, and S. K. Foust, judge. Foust (the judge) swore the clerks.

Q. Was the election board sworn before they received any ballots ?-A. Yes, sir; they were.

THOMAS W. WAKER. Sworn and subscribed before me this 3d day of April, A. D. 1879.

SAMUEL FRANCK, A.J.

MICHAEL EVART, being produced and sworn on the part of the cou. testant, deposes as follows:

Examined by J. F. RIDDLE, Esq.: Question. What is your name?—Answer. Michael Evart. Q. Where were you born ?-A. Penn Township. Q. When were you born ?-A. In 1838. Q. Where do you now live?-A. Down at Coburn, Penn Township. Q. How long have you lived there?-A. About twenty years.

Q. Did you pay a State or county tax within two years, and one month previous to the election held on the 5th of November last 1-A. Yes, sir; I pay my taxes every year.

Q. Was that tax assessed two months before the holding of said election ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Did you vote at an election held on the 5th of November, 1878, which was held for Penn Township I-A. Yes, sir. Q. For whom did you vote for Congress –A. For A. G. Curtin.

Cross-examined by CLEMENT DALE, Esq.:
Q. Who gave you your ticket?-A. I got it myself.
Q. Where did you get that ticket?-A. At the polls.
Q. Did you read the ticket before you voted !-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Do you recollect any other names on that ticket I-A, I have forgotten.

MICHAEL EVART. Sworn and subscribed before me this 3d day of April, A. D. 1879.

SAMUEL FRANCK, A. J. 8.30 o'clock p. m. April 3, 1878, adjourned to meet at 8 o'clock a. m. to-morrow, April 4, 1879.

Met April 4, 1879, at 8 o'clock a. m., pursuant to above adjourment, in the presence of the counsel for contestant and contestee. J. H. REIFSNYDER, J. P., recalled.

By W.C. HEINLE, Esq.: Question. Are you a Democrat or a Republican ?-Answer. A Democrat.

Q. Had all the tickets which you gave to the different persons, on November 5, 1878, to vote, Andrew G. Curtin's name on for CongressA. They had.

J. H. REIFSNYDER. Sworn and subscribed before me this 4th day of April, A, D, 1879.

SAMUEL FRANCK, A. J. Adjourned to meet at 12 o'clock noon.

Met April 4, 1879, at 12 o'clock noon, pursuant to above adjournment. S. ETTLINGER, being produced and sworn on the part of the contestant, deposes as follows:

Examined by W. C. HEINLE, Esq.: Question. What is your name?-Answer, Solomon Ettlinger. Q. Where do you reside!-A. In Haines Townsbip. Q. Did you reside there November 5, 1878?-A. Yes, sir. Q. How long immediately preceding that time did you reside in Haines Township -A. I resided there for the last twenty-two years continuously.

Q. Is the name written S. Ettingler intended for you !-A. Yes, sir. Q. Do you know Levi M. Stover ?-A. Yes, sir; I do know Levi M. Stover.

Q. Where did he reside on November 5, 1878?-A. In Haines Township.

Q. Did he vote in Haines Township at the election hield November 5, 1878 !--A. Yes sir. Q. Did he vote on age ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Was he sworn by the election board that he was between twentyone and twenty-two years of age, before he voted ?-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Were you a member of the election board for Haines Township, at the November election, 1878?--A. I was one of the clerks for the election board.

Q. Do you know D. Kreamer !-A. Yes, sir, I know David Kreamer; that is his full name. | Q. Did he reside in Haines Township on November 5, 1878 ?-A. Yes; and at least twenty years previous to that time.

Q. Did he vote in Haines Township on November 5, 1878 ?-A. He * did,

Q. Is he the only David Kreamer in Ilaines Township ?-A. Yes; he is the only David Kreamer in Haines Township. So cross-examination.

S. ETTLINGER. Sworn and subscribed before me this 4th day of April, A. D. 1879.

SAMUEL FRANCK, A. J.

LEVI M. STOVER, being produced and sworn on the part of the contestant, deposes as follows:

Examined by W. C. HEINLE, Esq.:
Question. What is your name?-Answer. Levi M. Stover.

Q. Where did you reside on November 5, 1878?-A. Haines Township.

Q. How long immediately preceding November 5, 1878, did you reside in Haines Township ? A. Ever since I was a boy.

Q. Where were you born ?-A. In Haines Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Q. How old were you on November 5, 1878 ?—A. I was twenty-one Fears old June 6, 1878.

Q. Did you vote in Haines Township at the election held November 5, 1878 !-A. Yes, sir.

Q. Did you vote on age -A. Yes, sir. Q. Did you sign and swear to a partly printed and partly written af. idavit setting forth your age and residence, and present it to the board Before you voted ?--A. Yes, sir; I did.

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