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THURSDAY, MARCH :?o"7s71.
THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
EVJIr.Xr 1 THE Bl'TLEZl CASE
Continued from last week.
Monday, March 20.
T-Tfco usual proclamation 1 y the Sergt
at- Arms was made.
Nclfm C. Brock svrorn :
-Unfile at Lincoln, is in the banking
busine?, Ins Loon since Juno, 1SiS ; w:i
" in partnerhip with J. Sweet nn.l .1.
McConm.ll till May, 1S7, finc-e that
timo has been with jame. Sweet.
Made an arrangement with (Jovernor
Butler in -V;iy, IM'J to net money at
Omaha; thinlt it was about May I.'.tli,
that I had the first conversation : (low
came to me and said ho had some money
at Omaha "and wanted to know how to
get the money and what interest we
would allow him ; J tol I him we vi:ild
allow bint 7 por cent, and that I would
g;t it for him if ho would jive use a
power of attorney ; ho fai l he would do
it ; he afterward pave me a power of at
torney and I pot the money : 1 cave the
power of attorney to the National Bank
at Omaha; cannot state what the con
tents of it was , think it was under .es! ;
do not know how it was mgueu ; he ci 1
not state to what fund it belonged: aid
he had the money ; I brought th-? money
here ; cannot tell how much money I
brought; think it va about 17,O'0;
am under the impression chat 1 ued a
part of the money before I returned; T
brought the money hero ; arrived I
think about 12 o'clock M ; don't know
what I did with the money ; think I put
it in the drawer; don't know when next
I saw the Governor, or when next con
versed with him ; my impression u that
I had a conversation with him .ooii after,
but couldn't say; he told me to issue
him threa certifieates of d. posit for $",
'J each, ji ml placj t lie balance to his
account. On the 22d of Jay 1 tilled
out three certificates of depoit for $",
((!) each and placed lo his account on
the books $1.4o, and on the I'oth day
of May I cancelled these certificates and
prepared three more to the same amount;
the printed form of the eertitieaiej were
the same and the wording was a littl-j
Question Slate whether the change
was made by virtue of an understanding
with the Governor. Objected to, and
objection sustained by the Senate.
There was no arrangement inaJa with
the Governor ; the change was made by
ui to save interest for three days: Gov.
Butler made arrangements with the
1-ank to overdraw his account and over
drew it to the amount of $10 000 or
(t 17,000 ; the certificates were cancelled,
the last three on the 12th of September,
1SG0; Governor Butler never told me
from what source the money came ; do
not kuow whether Governor Butler
loaned any of the money ; he stated to
mc son.o time last summer that he h:id
loaned his money out in Pawnee county
and could not get it back; Governor But
ler told me last September that he want
ed to secure that school money, and
wanted to give a mortgage on lands in
Pawnee county, and he told mc at one
time he wanted to t;ike it in small
amounts on lots so that he could sell and
tike up the mortgage; he said that the
hounds were after him and he had to fix
it up; he did not say to what fund that
money belonged ; never had any conver
sation with the Governor by which I
could know to what fund this money be
longed ; 1 never procured for the Gov
ernor any like sum at -nny other time 'at
the First National Bank in Omaha.
TREASURER OK THE HOARD OF REGENTS
I spoke to tlie (Jovernor several times i
cbout petting the appointment as Trea.- j
urcr f the Board of Jlegents. A short 1
time before the Board met, I told him I j
would give him $."00, and afterwards
nised it to $70, and he said that Me
Connell's time was not up, but that he
might be induced to resign. I left with
the impression that he would help me ;
afterwards learnsd that he was aiding
THE TI0!IKOU LOiS.
Governor Butler came to the office to
see ms and talked about the Tichennr
loan ; I told him that Tit-honor was :i
good fellow and that 1 thought he ought
to hare the moneys he said he thought
so too; this was probably in .July 1S70;
I told Tichonor that he would have to
pet au order from the Governor and Au
ditor and abstract of title &c. ; all
these papers were secured, the bonds and
mortgages applications Sec; 1 had an
order from Governor Butler, James
Sweet and the Auditor, to loan Tichenor
and his wife the 10,000; Governor But
ler's name was signed to one order and
Auditor Gillespie's vi signed to an
other; the Amount of the loan was $10,
ooO; the security was the Tu lienor
House; I think it good security and
think the property was worth from 5 to
$10,000 more than the incumbrances;
there was one mortgage, before this of
$1,000 and one of 4l:Ui); I should sav
that the value of the property was $2o,
000; I think the building wu; completed,
but am not certain ; it might bo at th-j
time the Omaha Ienifd was publishing
that the Governor had get some money
I had a conversation with the Governor,
lie did not tay whether it w.t true 07
not ; I had another conversation with
the Governor: he tol l me not to admit
that Tichenor had paid toe anything; I
told him he had fixed Tichenor up in a
pretty way lor the investigation ; he
-aid he had not seen Tichenor. After
the investigation, and I had given some
testimony, I had this conversation; I
thick he referred to some investigating
Our bank books show that there was
$ 10,000 credited to Tichenor; I was
deputy State Treasurer at that time and
was custodian of the Treasurer's books ;
there is nn entry of the loan ; the books
show nothing in regard to the securities;
the records filed show the bou is, mort
gages and abstract, and the applications
of the Governor and the Auditor, lor
the loan to Tichenor; the Governor
said letSefh Robinson examine the pa
pers : Governor Butler never said any
ihing to me about examining the records
cf the loan since the loin was made ; he
has advised mo not to show the records
to any ona during tho political campaign,
but I cannot fctate when he said so ; ha
never stated why.
Question What did you learn from
tho Governor as to his motives in re
mitting you to withhold the records?
Objected to, and the objection sustained
by the Senate. ,
lie said to keep the records from the
public at p.-escu t. as the $17,000 was not
on the" books. The certificates of do
posit were admitted.
Those sre the certificates I alluded to
in my evidence.
Cross-exa mined Jr. Sweet is my un
c!e, John liix is a particular friend of
mine; J met him in. the banking house
of .lames Sweet & Brock : is not .1 mar
rir?d man that 1 know of; Gov. Butler
. did not state to me from what source the
17,000: f know it time from Wash
ington; I cianot ttate when I first
1 nrned that it van school money : can
ii it fix thy time within three months or
yVihin is uomI.s: f knew i.othir.:
I about when he got it ; it was none oi my j
business; 1 went by way of Nebrasiia !
City; saw Sweet, and did not tell him i
my business; the power of attorney was
under the s al of the State and I pre
sume wa. countersigned by the Secretary
of State ; I got the money in currency ;
put it in my eai'pet-.-ck ; if 1 paid a
note tlitre, I did not p t t!iit 10; 1 cm- i
not siear that I paid a note; 1 don't j
know whether I opened the carpet sav.-k j
before I got to Lincoln; 1 put the car- j
pf t sack, I presume, in the vault, but I !
!.:n't kr ow; pcihap: I saw the m-ncy j
that d-.y ucrt time an 1 perhnps- not : j
counted th-j ihu'i'W over a -lain; Mit.'on
ncll was connected with the bsnk, and ;
waft perhaps then; think 1 put ;
it in the safe; 1 presume 1 put j
l-.e money in with the general j
fund in the Treasury ; could not say j
whether 1 rent Gov. Butler a voucher or j
not, lnv, 1:0 reeol!c-tion of such aching ; j
cauuft sv.-.nr wli'-rh -r I did or did not ;
the books d Sweet it Brock are at the
bank, tlr: Trca -titer's books are !iot. j
I o.-cd (i;o n.on-.-y after putting it in j
tlr; v-r.i r.d funds ju.--t as :oy other!
bankahlti money don't remember that 1 ;
told John Mc'-'onneli that I was going t j
Omaha to get the State funds, and that j
that with the receipts from 'the county;
Treasurers would make money easy and j
flu.-h with the bank : oo.r.ot swear that j
1 no 1 ; did not state' to McContiell that
this money would go to the common j
school fund : we had a private box in the j
safe where we kept the most of the Stat.; j
mom v : .John Hix did ioiaj:ear on the ;
books at that time ; before that timet tie
State funds were not kept in anybody's
name; I held some of the State funds
in my own name, covered by certificates
of deposit ; I at that time did not have
county school funds in my own name,
but did id'teiwards; cannot tell how
much 1 held of State funds in my own
name: cannot say whether I had $i0.-
0 )i) or '?-i;o,00O; the law was so that we
had to keen the identical funds, and I
issued certificates of deposit to myself
to evade that law; the funds were kept
in the name of John llix for the same
Question Who first suggested th
name of John Kix to go on the books?
Objected to, objection not sustained by
Ans. It was never suggested ; I made
the entry my.-elf ; the other member of
the firm never made an entry; I kept the
books myself; never said to McConn.vl
that Sw ct was dNsatbfied with the ab
sence of the record of the 17,000 ; that
if Sweet would stay at home ::id attend
his own b J.-iness, I would keep tho books
so that nod d Legislature or inVcstigat
big committee would be the wijer there
from ; tho bank dealt in wan ants;
McCoi!iie!l was not employed to buy
warrants, but bought seime ; I have
bought warrants at a discount ; will not
swear that I did not buy warrant when
1 had this money deposited in my name;
don't know if I did whether it was at a
discount or not ; do not recollect saying
to deL'onncll in the presence of Sweet,
that he should do the trade in warrants ;
a small proportion of the State money
was deposited in the bank of Sweet &
Brock in the fore part of our term of oflicc;
had no conversation with the Governor
and Attorney General Robinson discuss
ing how the power of attorney should be
drawn, as it was school money; 1 told
Gere about the time Croxton was de
manding to see the books, that we had
no entry of the amount of ." p. r cent
funds ; do not think 1 told him that
Governor Butler mu.-t 1 now th? amount,
because I had sent him a voucher or
st -tcaicnt ; cannot swear that Governor
bitler consented to work for 1.10 for
Treasurer of the Board of Regents,
when I offered the bribe of i?.0Oo and
730 ; he said it would be no use, be
cause McConnell would bo re-elected ;
do not think it required check to offer to
lui' e a State officer.
Question You had a conversation
with the Governor about the Tichenor
loan anil yu as deputy Treasurer agreed
that as far as you or be were concerned
you were ready to make th.' loan? )b--jeetou
to, the objection being sustained
by tho Senate.
Applications for a loaa were made to
the Treasurer, in the absence of Sweet I
di I the business in these things; I may
have said to Sweet that the Tichenor
lo .11 was all right and secured.
If 1 had issued the certificates to the
Governor they would have been kept at
the bank, and the oiliceis of the bank
might have seen them; an entry would
have been made on the books; the bank
was opened in June, 1S0S; 1 made a
statement of the reception of the 5 per
cent, fund which was published in the
papers and signed it as deputy State
Treasurer ; I do not think any of the pa
pers had it right ; 1 think I made a
memorandum statement to the Auditor,
but do not think it was the same that
appeared in the State Journal Sep
Pie-examined I made several state
ments in regard to this matter.
Quest iou With what object or intent
did you make these different statemeuts.
Objected to. Objection overruled.
"Answer To help elect Governor But
ler and to make the people understand
that the money was paid into the Treas
ury ; 1 think this was at the time they
were af ter hiui, aud I made it in his of
fice ; I cannot say what he said ; it was
to make them understand that it was
paid iu ; the interest was reported paid,
at the request of Beals and the Govern
or; Gov. Butler never made me any of
fer of pecuniary inducement to report
this money paid in.
I The letter of the Governor to James
Sweet, authorizing the loan of the f 10,-
000 to Tichenor, was read. Also the ap
plication of Tichenor and wife. Also
the letter of the Auditor, authorizing
the loan. ""
The money was loaned upon the au
thority of the letters of the Governor
and Auditor ; I think the outstanding in
debtedness of the State was all taken up
prior to the loan to Tichenor.
I refused for a while to testify before
the Investigating Committee, because
1 received a telegram from Sweet to say
nothing till he arrived.
The report upon the abstract of title
to the Tichenor property was in the
handwriting of the Attorney General ;
we were governed by his opinion in the
matter of title s.
Tichenor didn't promise to pay me
anything for getting the loan; I pot
about $030 for getting the loan; this
went to my personal account ; this money
was tuktu from the deposit of John Mix;
cannot fix the day or month in w hich I
made these statements ; had no conver
sation with Sweet about what I should
testify to to day ; talked with him some
time ; don't know that he taiktd about
the matter to me.
By lla.-cali State what Governor But
ler said in reply to your offer of $300 or
$730, that made the impressi.a upon
your mind that the Governor consented
lie said that he lid not know whether
McConnell would not resign.
By lledick Was Governor Butler
present at the time you made out your
statement published ? Ans. 1 le was.
By Tucker Did James Sweet ever
find fault with the name of John Bix on
the books? Ans. No.
By the same Was the $17,000 put
with the other'school money? Ans.
Uc Thomas State whom vou sent for
; tho certificates when the Governor had
. overdrawn his amount? Ans. I think
L sent wv brother.
By the same vVhat did the Governor j
tay about it? Ans. 1 hid no conversa
tion with him on the subject.
Bv lledick I did not sav to MeCon
111. .1 i.ii i i
neil tnat me. certificates wcreoateo rae::;
we paid no interest on the $17,000 to the
By Kennedy We put the money in
tho eame place where our bauki.ag mont-y
By Cunningham T never charged the
State anything for the collection of the
By'iwabrook Our boks s1;ow that
I credited myself with i?;jj.7o with ex
penses to Omaha to collect; I deducted
from the money 1 rcceiveitand placed tho
La'uiK-e the credit of the loan.
By Thomas Tho ceiti.ieat-.-s were
place 1 to ihr? account of the Governor in
I ho certificate; the word
Bv Bedick Icinr.ot re:ne
tat xva" done. t
By Cum.hi'.ham Ja nes Sweet d d n f. j
chargj th-! Sta?j anything for cxpemvs ;
in coveting the money j
By Tucker Ca- not say how !rn:r it j
was beforo Jarnt.s Sweet knew anything j
about the money.
lly Bcdick The first credit I made of;
this money was iti the certificates of d- i
posit; I bit here Saturday ai'ternooa,
went to Nebra ka City on Sunday to i
Omaha on Monday, leit Omaha i'uesd.iy, j
left Nebraska City on Wednesday, I got
here Thursday iioon : cannot swear that j
f paid a note in Omaha; if I did not pay j
it our bank aceouu". would not show it ;
1 have no ba-is to ir 0 on to show how 1
much money 1 got at umana; i;i.' 000 as
don t show it ; the l ooks show three cer
tificates of depo-it for v3 OJ ) each, and
$l,40J.8i'i and that is all I accounted for. j
By Cunuinguum I am not 111 tho hab
it of going alter money for private par
ties when they pay my oxper.ee.
Ou motion of llascall the Senate tcok
a recess till 2 p m.
John Gillespie sworn :
lam State Auditor ; for all funds paid
into the State Treasury n duplicate re
ceipt is given ; have no official knowl
edge of the 5 per cent, fund ufneially.
, THE TICIIESOU LOAN.
A loan has been made by the commis
sioners to Tichenor and wifb ; 1 wrote
the form for tha application and made
tho endorsement on the back of it
a -scnling to the loan ; there was at that
time no funds on hand ; I never as
School Commissioner gave my consent
to the loan.
Question Will you then explain tho
endorsement nva 1 ! upon the back of the
application of Tichenor. Obj.-eir-d to.
Tho objection overruled by the Senate.
Ans. I put on this endonenu nt on
the application at the solicitation of
Tichenor; 1 worded it in such a way tht
he could not get the money on il ; the
endorsement was that the loan should be
made when the outstanding indebted
ness of the State was paid ; the out
standing indebtedness was never provi
ded for in the meaning in which I in
tended it ; did not know at the time that
the loan was male; don't remember
having any convocation about the loan
with any of the other commissioners.
CONTRACT WITH WARD.
A contract was awarded to Joseph
Ward to build the Insane Asylum, the
date and terms of which is embrac d in
the report of CommK-ioncrs; an adver- j
tisemcnt was pub::.-ii-'d by the commis-j
sioners to receive bid at a certain day,
and the contract would be awarded to !
tho lowest bidder: Ward was the lowest
bidder at $11S.0 ami some hundred
dollars; Gov. Bailor was ono of the
eomuiisMoiK-rs that signed the rontract;
the appropriation was "30,o:JO to build the
asylum ; it was let at :M:)7,oO') und some,
hundred ns pot forth in report of com
nii-sieiieis ; the basement was built in
the fall id' 'o'., and the contract was let
for that at about $ 1 S,o:io.
Referring to his bcoks witness stated
that up to December 13th, 1 SOD, he had !
drawn to the amount of $17,O'.0; Ward
bad previous to that dae received the
contract for building the superstructure ;
my books don't show whether tho esti
mates were made upon the super. -tincture
or basement ; frequently had eon
versatit n with the Governor and .he
other commissioners when the estimates
came in ; 1 have stated to the Governor
on several occasions that I thought Ward
was drawing too much money ; I once
went to the Gov. and a-ked hiui ii'Ward
had given bonds, and if not, I thought
he had drawn too much money, and at
another time 1 protested against his
drawing any more till he had given bond.-;
the Governor said he would give bombs,
that would be all right ; Governor 'But
ler was building a house at that time ;
Ward gave bonds signed by three or four
names ; total amount drawn on the build
ing was $1.17,333 ; Ward gave a bond
with sonic names, iha (Jovernor wn to
approve the bond : 1 don't know whether
it was approved or not; it should be de
posited with the Secretary of State ;
iiad convei .'-at ion with the Governor aim
Ward about the bonds ; the Governor
said he had not given binds but he
would ; I expresscil my doubts about his
ability to give bonds, aud he named over
some good men. but one or two of these
went on the bonds ; cannot state when
tli3 bonds were given; am not able to
state how much money was paid out be
fore the bonds were given.
The contract was taken by Silver &
Son at $132,000. It was entered into by
the whole board. The appropriation
was $i 00.000.
SIOUX CITY AND TACIFIC Ti- R. LANDS.
Application was "made by John V.
Blair for seventy-five sections of State
lands for this road. Bluir requested an
interview with mc as one of tho Com-mi-sioners,
accompanied by J. T. Davis
and General Bowen. Governor and
Secretary were present. They wanted
seventy-five sections of land donated to
the Air Line R. R. They said it was
consolidated with the S. C. c I'. R. R.,
and asked that the land appropriated
mitht be selected by them. Blair had a
selection of lands with him and asked
its approval. I did not approve it.
Had another interview ; al! parties pros
cut. Blair again sot foitli his claims,
and urged that the selection be approved.
1 refused to approve it. My reasons
were stated. I thought that it would be
unju:t to other railroads ; that they
were valuable I thought that the lands
ought to be clas-itied, and could not give
Blair tke first choi. I staled that the
lands ought to be graded, and that in
order to be just, each railroad should
have tho same chance. The Governor
teemed tj aree with me. The Gov
ernor afterward agreed with me that we
ought to pursue that eoune. I request
ed the Governor's concurrence, because
I wanted to avoid difficulties with other
localities. He said he did not think
Blair's selection right. I afterwards
learned that the patents were issued-
Governor B. asked mo why 1 authorized
such a statement iii the Omaha papers.
He intimated to me that I had published
an article in ' theLineoIn iSotesntnn.
I said that it was written by A R Har
vey, and that lie was responsible for if,
and denied that I had written it.
He stated that he had not patented
tho lands Blair asked for. He sai l Blair
had received his patents. I said if he
had it was an outrage. I asked hi:a to
furnish a list to me of the lauds, and he
said lie would. I had obtained a list
from the Governor's Private Secretary,
i un l afecrvrards the Governor brought me
down the list of the lands patented.
They wore the sau.e lands excepting onu
section. This section was not State
Lr.ds, as shown on my map. The pur
port of the document given by Blair
was to show the consolidation .f the Air
Line- R. R. with th? S. C. ec 1. R Id
This was a':! the evidence we had. Had
no conversation with the commissioners
about it. It was not discussed. Never
di. cus-ed the matter with the Cuiuurio
sionors. Til E CHASE AVATIUANTS.
Two warrants vers issue 1 for $!.0'J'
each. February '22 , lSeV., No. l,?.J1a!il
l.;44, in accordance with an a;-- approv
ed Feb: nary oth, 1 j at the jo!ici:utio'i
of the Governor. Two a -coi::i:s w- re.
r.:;:do out, o;.e fjr Ik':j7 and the other for
Js.,s. 1 i.-'-uc 1 the two warrants, and
made out tho voucher. The Governor
reuc-ted w: to let him take the war
rants and voivhetv 10 Omaha, and leave
them with Col. Chase. The vouchers
wore not signed or ret'imr?d to my o'n-.-cj
1 hal ,-p-.i!;on to tho (jovernor about tho
vouchors and rc-.nc-ted him to fix it up.
lie raid that h-? did not propuse to
allow Chase the fall amount. He stated
on smother occasion that ho in ten-led to
have one of th'! warrants c.anee; ;.'! ; this
wa- in 1 s'',y ; don't remember how lung
before the special s ssi m was eaiie 1 ; on ?
of the warrants was afterward can died,
and re-urnel to me- by .James Sweer,
with an cndoir-omeut that it w;' - to be
destroyed in'mv olli.-e ; the number was
Cross-examined The contracts for the
University and Asylum were let by the
commissioners ; previous to l'eeember
both, 1S0O, the contract ha! been let for
the superstructure of the Asylum ; ail
tho warrants were drawn by my.-elf; I
helped settle the.-e things and had a voi.-j
n t he fuproval of the accounts; don't
remember that the Attorney General was
called in to decide upon the validity of
the consolidation of the Sioux City it
I'aciile and tho Air Line railroads; But-L-r
when he drew trie warrants approved
but afterwards said he had conclude! not
A tliiTorcnce of opinion sometimes oc
curs between the commissioners in ap
proving lands ; lately Secretary James
and I approved a select on of railroad
lands against the protest of Gov. Butler.
Champion S Chase sworn I re-ide
at Omaha : am a lawyer by piofi s-ion ;
was attorney lor the Suite fs(:u Augu.-t
lSo7, to Apr:!, had a conversathin
with the Governor during the session of
18G'.' concerning the amount of my com
pensation ; no sum was named particu
larly, but- a bill was abotit to be intro
duced to confer upon me the off.ee of
Attorney General until another should
be appointed, and another providing for
tho ofilce of Attorney General, with a
salary at $I.O!.)0 ; as it afterward pa-sed,
1 left supposing that I would bn appoint
ed Attorney General under the bill; a
week or two after Gov. Butler came to
Omaha o:i bis way to Washington, and
came to my hou -e to dine ; the -uhjeetnf
my pay came up. and be said, "I can
let you have S 1,000 now, but I wish to
use the rest till I return from Washing
ton;" about two months after I rc;eivcd
a note from the Governor that he had
appointed Seth Robinson Attorney Gen
era! ; in the fore part of the summer,
Mr. Wood, Auditor's clerk, came to
Omaha and came to my o.Ticc a;-d pre
sented mc with vouehcis, or asked me if
1 had signed any vouchers ; ho said two
vouchers for $!.0-) each: I did not
answer, but came down and asked Mr.
Giile-pie how it ca me that two vouchers
had been presented ; he said that wa- the
amount the Governor had allowed mas
salary ; I told him I ha 1 received bur
$1,000 ; I told h'.ui there must be some
mistake, that that amount wou'd net be
due' me ; I told hiui that I would sdgn a
vouchor lor ,0.!:l. im! 1 did -r. ; I s.;w
the Governor tail s!:iUd to him that
there had been two voucher- drawn for
me ami that ho had better rc'urn one of
them, and he said he wmiM make itri.;h;
I do not know how long the voncher.
wero drawn before it was cancelled ; 1
think it was about f.mr months after the
warrants were drawn before the vouch
crs were signed.
I gave the Governor Ev.ihoriry to draw
the warrants and sign my name; I did
not know how much ho had drawn ;
nothing particular was said ahrait t lie
amount ; 1 suppose that there was more
allowed me ; If I had received pay up
to the time 1 got noMee that 1 was su
perceded, there would ha'-c been due me
about $o30, up to the time the bill was
passed there would have been due me
$-SS'j : it was paid by the Auditor and 1
signed the order for it
cros ; i:x.: in ation.
When the Governor sail that he
wanted to u.-e the babneo of the money
in his visit to Washington I r.r.derstoed
thst he had eo'leetod m bal.UK'ft of it ;
I thought and I think he thought then
that I would continue to fill the of.ieo o'
Attorney General ; p.nd 1 aUerv.-.iis
settled with him lor :ul the balance due
me up to the time I was suspended.
Thomas F. Hall, sworn :
1 had several conversations with the
Governor concerning the lease of Saline
lands; the first time ho gave me to un
derstand that I could have a lease ; I se
lected some land and be said he could not
let n.e have it because it was engaged ;
afterwards we selected another piece and
asked to have a lease of it ; h? asked me
how much I would give for that leaje,
said it was too much ibr one man to
lease; 1 said that I would double I he?
royalty ; he said that was not what he
wanted; said that he had been offered
$3,000 for that least; and would not le is.
it, but to us he would lea -e- it ; he said
he would give $3,000 for the lease him
self if he was not Governor ; be told me
afterwards that the laud bad b.-xii kept
for mc and I could have it if I wanted
During the campaign the Governor
asked me why I did not contra lict a
statement- made by the Herald, and I
told him that it was not necessary as no
one would believe the Herald's stale
This conversation was n t with refer
ence to the land leased by Calm & llvans,
but another piece that was i:ot leaded :
the Governor did nut tell me that after
parties bad commenced to woik en them;
it was another piece I think, this piece
was between the land leased to Tichenor
and some other that had been leased ; I
cannot .- wear that the Attorney General
was r.ot in the room during the. conver
sation. C. C. Crowd; h-ivorn :
Heard a conversation with Governor
Butler concerning the lcae of salt lauds ;
the talk was with the Governor and Mr.
Hall ; we wanted to get a lease; we had
to show that we were responsible, and
when he was sati-fied, he toll us to go
out and select some lands ; we went
above Tichenor place and could not find
anything to suit us. Finally ."dr. Grego
ry showed us a tract adjoining the town
plat and we showed it to the Governor;
he said he would like to save that place,
in case certain parties who had a lea-e
and were going to uore, mignt una u
necessary to use it to put up evaporators;
we made afterward another trip ; I think
I male three trips from Omaha; the
last time we settled on a piece of land
that the Governor fold us was not leased;
he finally asked Hall what he would give
for that and Hall said he would double
the royalty ; the Governor said he had
bicn offered $3,000 and said he would
give it ; Hall turned to nu I dnt know
whether he sai l . anything or not, and
finally aiked the Governor if $1,000
would buy it, he said no, and we Lit
soon after ; the royalty is the per cent,
paid the State in salt ; I un Jersood that
the teruij were ii:;ed by law.
Cross examined I do not know
whether the s'.::n named was for the
Slatt' or for himself; the G jvernor :::id
that he was co:i!ivted with other parties
in regard to a well; he sal i that, he was
responsible to two men. it may have
been Cabn & Kvatis, in their lo-s-s ; the
conversation was the last of Mav or the
first of June ; T lhi:;k
was not in
pia., we w nt hon
think we came back in July : thf Gover
nor showed me no the plat where the
brio-! ran off and how the parlies who
bad le.c! were located.
Sotli Robinso:! sworn :
Live at L'ncohi an I am a lawer : was
forme: !y Attorney General: Mr. Tiehe
i, or came down to my ofii.-e ; think be
brought a note from the Guvci nor or tho
l'iitatc Secretary, directing me to make
an ab.s:raet of title to the Tidu nor block.
Ib eoLiM d the abstract hv.v. led him.
Cn i. r-too I that the loan was made as
soon as I had d awn the niortga-res ; it
w.ps made upon the papers I drew, after
tlie i.b.-tr.ici v.-as made; the ab tract was
ma le before T drew up the mortago ;
I delivered il to Mr. Brock bd'ore I drew
up the papers ; 1 had a conversation
with the (Jovernor three or four days af
ter I had made out the u orfeage. He
told me that he instructed Tidr-m r to
gr-t an approval of the Sccutity. I sta
ted to him that I thought tho Tichenor
loan a little shaky. 1 think now since a
policy of insurance was cam-died, that
it may be unsafe. I think polities of in
surance make the loan more secure. I
simply made out the abstract by diree-th.-n
of the c miiiissioners for the State,
by virtue of wy ofii -e. It was several
lays after, that the Governor told im; he
did not wish to make any further loans,
without my approval. The mortgages
against the propcity, as shwn by the
abstract, were to the amount of $3,300.
I thought the property worth at least
i'L'if.O iO. The policies of insurance for
1:2.000 made it better securities.
C. C. Crowdl called :
I was running a f'our mill and had
flour taken over the road ; I deemed the
road dai grons; trains were not run
regularly over the road.
Cross examined The road from Blair
to I reniont was in irnoil - mi: jiuon ;
short road I alluded to was between
Blair an 1 Desoto; there wou'd i.ot liave
been much travel ou the road from Blair
Wm. F. Goodwill sworn :
Res:d" in Burt county ; I kn'.w noth
ing of the condition of the road from
Ce-oto to Blair; I would not consider
the portion 1 .-aw as safe to travel.
A. J. Cropsey sworn :
The Governor sold me the lots de
scribed in article eleven, specification
first; I told him I whhed to buy the
lots; lie said he would sell ir.e the lots :
wo had some conversation, mid I finally
agreed to take them; I took the title
from the State: the price was 2yA':0 for
the whu!e; my idea was the title was in
the State : 1 got a regular State deed ;
the amount expressed in th- deed wa
$1,000; we hail been in th.! habit of
buying lots and celling deeds directly
from the State; I have known property
to be sdd by the Governor and others
often and titles given from the State; it.
was then usual : I do not reenlkct that"
he said any-bin--: about how long he had
owned them and that - they had risen in
value; I think the Governor sail that
he had divi led the block and let other
parties have it at eo -t ; 1 had been want
ing to buy th half block for sonie time ;
1 knew tbat if the propci ty le'oied to
the State 1 had v.o ridit to buy it of hiui.
mid I suppose ! ihat it was all right; it
lv;l.s i;i-lt I'oni... H. I ; ..;..;,,r i, -;i p.
j -, , 1 1 .
in;s coiumis-ioncr v. ia'e Use t ; t was in
the State; he would bid t ii' lots end
toein un'il lie c
).J:d gt t a higher j
p: l-.-e "!.'! t lien sei. tl.e:n, y v. ;ng a uee;l
iV. iii the Si;ite ; I d uft know v.b.eiher
the t Jovernor jail for these lots or not
either b.-'oie or after I bouuhi them ef
him: I think that they were bid oil for
T. 1. Kenn'.nl, sworn.
Have 1 e.-n Secictary of Stale far two
years up to the first of .January ; I was
a nmuib -r of the U v.rd of Commission
ers for sale of lot- tvC. ; I acted as ca-h-i.
r of the boa: J ; 1 know of the lots al
luded sold to A. J. Crop.-ey ; the tide
was ceiiveved from the Slate to Mr.
Crop-cy; tiovein .r Uutkr sold to Mr.
Ciopsey , (Jovernor Ihitb r, as one of tlie
Coiumi-.ioners taad'' the deeds for tlie
State, and t avoid tiotiiimr to himself
v. hat he jmrchac 1 left the title in the
Slate, Mel when he sold the lots would
get a deed fioui the State to the paity ;
it was the practice of the Governor to
pay frotii time to time for all lots he
f ought; he has paid for all propcity he
bought; all the commissioners were
bevy bidder.- of necessity, as unless they
'id the people attending would not have
confidence and would not buy; I do not
recall just when tho Governor paid f r
he e lots, but it was before he sold to
Cross-examined The money receive 1
Ibr lots was u-ed to erect public build
ings ; no evidence except the sale books
was kept of the property bid off by the
Gt veri er ; no papers p.a-ed.
Ly Senator Thomas. Have you ar-y
record to show when the money was paid
to the State?
Ans. It was in June '09 that the lots
were soli to the Governor; the (jo v.
said he would bid S2.w:0 for Lloek 31,
when we came out to it the crowd was
along and 1 tdd the auctioneer to cry it,
and he put it up a:id it was bid oil at
that price; tlie sale was going on and
several blocks were s old before the a 1
jouimntnt; I afterward bought-the half
of that block from the Governor ", I took
a title from the Sate : I think no certifi
cate was issued to tlie (Jove; nor prior to
the sale to Cropsey ; (jr.verr.or Duller
never bid off a lot at. public sale that he
did not pay for ; nil the commisdc tiers
bid he .viiy and bought at the highe. t
price and always paid Ibr the lots they
March 21, 1 371.
A. .V. Kellogg, sworn :
I am private Sccrery of the Governor
and aui cu-todim of the records ol the
sales of lot" and lands.
The bocks and records of the lot
sales were then produced.
Have been Private Secretary since the
23d of July, ISO?; bar a hud eu -tody of
part of the sale bocks inc winter cf
'CJ and '70 ; have attended all the sde-;
have only kept the record of the h t
two; did net keep the records when
block 151 was sold.
Win. F. Holmes, sworn :
lleside at Lincoln- ana not engaged in
any business ; have dealt iu land ; am
ae-iiui'ite! with the topography of Lin
coln ; block 131 cor. i-ts of 12 lots; I
never heard it offered for sale, have not
been present at all the sales; was j,re3
cut at the June sales in lfdy; did uot
hear any of the. lots in block 151 oii'e.ed
for sale ; they were r.ot sold to my knowl
edge. Cross-examined No lots lhat i know
of wcje sold in the absence of the main
crowd; I tiiil to keep up; I Lave
known lots to be sold before all the crowd
got up; don't think these lots could
have been sold without my knowledge.
T. 1. Kennard, re called:
These books are the records of the
sales of lots and lands in Lincoln.
Showed thtf entry made of the lets in
block 151 at th? time of the sale. 1
The cntrv is not that made on the field:
Col. Patrick was clerk of tho sale ; 1 af
terwards bought half of the blot'k of
Gov. Butler, and charged the lots 1
bought to my name.
The maimer of the sale', was-, I had
bought he'.f cf block 13-), and as we
tiro i e along to block 131. tho G ivcrnor
a-ked how much the half hl
brought ; I told him about --. 0; l e
said he wou d sive that: i told the a no-
tloneer to cry it off, and he did so ; there
was no undo: standiu-z that the Governor
should have it at that pi ice; lie wanted
to bay tho block; the ct.try was made
immediately : I think m the ii-M book :
in the hcM book th; entries were made
as we went along ; the sales were iiftcr
wardi trap, rl rrd to the treet books ;
ihvr record.; of the sale were alone In the
field book for a it mo ; the sale books of
't'i'J were nearly a year tho record ; the
ck tree in toe sate book was made quite- a
while after the sa!
: 1 sUii..: a t.;in 1 1: i ee
uld !:o; s;iy whet tier
lor th-! IjIs on the
or tour moi.tns :
the Governor Paid
date of sale : ail the property was reck
oned by tho numbers; the Governor,
th.- Au i:t."r and uivse'u irero authoi i.e'J
to receive tii
msnty. ana when lots
were hi. I ott I v us we coii-.iuei ;-a tue
tno:ey received by us, and 1 ;.s cr.iVctor
called upon th. others as we in.cdtVt the
i :oney ; the Gov. paid f.o;u time sums
of money that were credited by mc on
his lots; the Governor bid o2 $i-,0.!
to 13,00.) at the lir-t sale; tho next
was in September ; don't remember bow
many lots the Governor bio oh ; tho
next sale was in June following : don't
know how many lots the Governor bid
off; I should think that he bid oft' as
many as 3 ) l"ts in all, perhaps more ;
paid for all his property tbe in same way
s for these . I kept an account of ti
Governor's sales in my private book; all
the commissioners were under bonds and
were custodian of tho funds by law,
there is no public record of the suras
paid from time to time by the Governor
for his lots ; the duties of the commis
sioners were all poilbrmcd in conjunction,
excepting the depositing of the money
and keeping accounts of The State
Treasurer; the other members of the
board metimes collected money, I took
and deposited it in the treasury; part of
the books were kept in my ofiice and part
in the Governor's; don't knew that it is
the particular duty of any member of
the board to make entries; I frequently
when requested to make deeds to third
parties from the Suite looked to see if
the money had been paid by the first
purchaser; Governor Butler's account
was kept in a memorandum book.
Cios-exami:ied The auctioneer usu
ally fctood no in the carriage in selling
lots, and frequently sold lots as we
were driving across; ivj had jut sold in
the block adjoining and where these lots
were LI J off; the crowd w?. near thecar
riage and I think tho auctioneer wis
sianding up; one block adjoining block
131 sold Ibr 2,100, aud another i'or$l,
oo ; 1 never took a receipt from the
Treasurer wheal deporiicl the State
moneys with hi:u belonging to the build
ing fund ; he never issued duplicate re
ceipts ; the Governor aud the other com
missioners agreed to old laracl on lots
to give coidi.teuce to the town. Wo tie-
oueniiV luinc'i over our iotsto otiicr par
tics at cost ; I Hunk the wool, .scheme
would have failed had not we bid ; there
never was any nr.derstai.d;i;g between
tho Co - uiissiouers not to bid against
each other: it was the practice do so.
Question by Senator llaseali Ihdyou
or ij'.d you not after the sale of lots pub-
l.-b 1 -N ill I". 11 ! ?i ' to vll'lH' llir. .ii ... 1 .
the lots sol 1. the
purchasers and the
An We did not.
Dy Senator Haseali I did not trake
the curries and cannot tell why tiie lot j
were marked at different prices.
Col. Ro;!ck t .ld :ne that he ha 1 a!0
u:a !e a tra.io vrun tiovcrr.-r nirivr mr
some cf the.-e bus and sfterwajii tho
tra le fd! throuah and be made the era-
iif Iii i .ii - . r - '.Til r.iit t: .r l!il!r' !
111 Its D::;C'
J)c S.-n-.f.-ir Tiiomas My name is i,i
Diy o'.Tii ban Ivwiihig ; I don't knoTr in I struck it off to the lovei nor ; I consid-vvho-c-
(iov. Ibatltr's name is; th-j entry i ered it a fair sale; al'tcrwards the (Jov
ol" th - sale book showing that (i overnoV ernor tol nia that he would let Ci'Icspie
H-.it'cr had boueht block 131, looka as i have three of those lots, and I wrote
though there might have been some
other name written and erased, but I
uon t know wiietlier it is a laet or who.e
name il' any ; 1 nver lo'.ked oyer tlie
nrw-p;tp.T n eoid of the sales r.nd cannot
lei! whether the sale of block 131 wa
published or not ; th-j certificate, of sales
no rally mad
e v.hen the deeds
Iraet book is ma 1j
ord, the sale books
were cahed lor ; t
Up i'Piiil the deerl i-.-eoi
were rdwava ic 'nr.hd I
ers as uiet'iorandufa' books : 1 know mis
takes were made on the iield in the rield
books in nams, and often changes would
be mad? on (he return on account of arrangement-
made by buyers, by which
tlsco were ncvsary.
John bi iile-pie, re-called ;
Never hao' any conversation with Gov
ernor Jlutler, as to what he would ask
for leases of cVinc lands.
Qucstio:ii lad any conversation in re
card to v. h it he cxpfotcd to make out of
leases of salines I.iud-j then ia exi. t -nce
or thereafter to be made, if so what was
it Objected to objection overruled.
Ans. I had a conversation wilh the
Governor regarding what ho expected to
make out of an appropriation of lend
recommended in his message .- he said
ha wa" bound up and asked me not to
cppos.a the appropiiation.
The Secretary was the Sr.anc'.l member
of the board ; 1 was present at the sales
i:i Jur.et the commissioner traveled to
gether part of the time and part of the
time were in separate carriages; I was
the purchaser of tho south half of blo.-k
13:i; think I was on foot; 1 was along
in the vicinity of the cai riage; the car
riage generally contained the commis
sioners, the Auditor and the clerk ; cm
not say who was in it, at the time ; I was
with the crowd as they passed from one
block to ihe other; th? crowd hid upon
the ground and the Auctioneer put up
the diiicrent lots; the custom was to
wait till the crowd came up; I have no
knowledge of block 130, bein offered
for sale : if the block was fold I think I
should hive known something of it ; I
don't remember that there was any halt
at that block, did not look at the records
till some time afterwards.
It oni3tin.es happened that lot were
s.cdd before all the crowd got up ; 1 could
not s-y juft where 1 was; 1 cant re
member the circumstances; 1 testily that
I had no knowledge of the .-ale of that
block ; I do not thitd: that any conversa
tion pa-sed between the (Jovernor and
my.se. f that he was held responsible Ibr
the founh pait of the expenses ol'Kv-
ans ee Uaim, lie stating mat he uaa to
beeeiiio re.-pen 'kmc m omit to get them
to develop it ; if block 131 had been sold
lot by lot I should have known,
i-r.-ie'U fake so Ion'' : I don't remember
anv piu-e an 1 don't remember hearing
l . Ii. ,i '. - i. ...--.
Uy Thomas Don't know that the
Governor was interested with Cahn &
JL v.i us.
ly Kennedy T understand thrit the
Governor was to have an interest in the
Ur Thomas I can sr in
that oppo.-ite lot 7, in block 131, the
Governor's name i written and my name
appears to have been erased ; Col. Crop
s' asked me if I did not own lots 7. S
and V, iu block 131 ; 1 found by examin
ation that I had not purchased these Iou;
he left me and I went into tho capito)
anl went into the Secretary's eicc, and
found the north half of the block was',
marked to Konnard, lets 7. 8 n:.d '. t j '
11 . .1 m a. 1
me, una uie otticr tiiree to .j. n. I'at
lies. , a siiicrviarus iouiiu u:at my name :
was erased ana the uovc-inor s written in;
the haudwi iting of Gov, Butler's name
is, us it looks to me, that of the 1'iivate
t-ceretary s ;
iiennurd's i-; in his own
x ue.ier 1 he appropna
'pokon of bv Governor
Littler toyou was never made ; thu com
mis-ieneis generally waited t II thcciowd
g ot up, and generally waited f
sioners ; lots have m sotre n:
so.d without stepping the
wh-.'i-ft norti.-a i!.'ii-.,l it. f'.,.,. ,.-,... .0.
lowed to bid un a lot with the privilege
ol ta.in; oilier lots at the san.
tliis was uut a cencral rule,
by M-t:.! rook d'hat block
i t 1 i .
been worth fuo per
I 1 1,
A. W. Kellogg, recalled:
Heard a part of Ci'Ie-pie's evidence ;
the entry of Governor Butler's name is
in my handwriting; 1 found that the lots
veto "ditto"d'' under Konnard s name
tit the top ; 1 do not think 1 made anv
i erasures oi oiile.-pie s name ; t ho becre
i . .ii .
! tarj toia me taat tliose three lots were
i sold to tho Governor; the Governor did
not direct mc to make the change,
! John Gillespie, rc-called:
j By Senator Tucker My impression is
j that the bidding of the oi'iuriioners
faulted tidvatitageottsly to the Slate ; 1
j think it made a difference of a, number
j of thousand dollars, possibly fifty or
Adjourned till 2 o'clock.
The managers stated that uVy had
presented their case, and rented.
Mr. Briggs. counsel Ibr the respondent,
opened the defence.
He called attention to tho course of
tho respondent, who, knowing that the
Legislature were sitting beyond the time
of the. regular session, had not as has
invariably beeu the custom in similar
cases, asked for time to prepare his de
fuice, but announced himself ready for
immediate trial, while many dilatory
mo. ions ana appeals lor a continuance
had been nude by the prosecution.
In reference to article fir-1, tho defence,
if it had not already been shown by the
prosecution, will prove that the 5 per
cent, school fund was procured to be paid
from the United States government, by
the respondent in accord inee with the
law, was deposited in the treasury, and
that he afterwards, by the advice and
consent of the Treasurer, borrowed the
money, n:ii ,);.t ;t was asvccd t,at
the Treasurer should draw up mortgages
upon real estate belonging to the re
spondent, and thut, though through the
neglect of both parties some time had
elapsed before the mortgages were drawn
and rec luled. the security is ample and
unincumbered by any prior or adver.-e
He reviewed such articles as evidence
had been brought to bear upon by the
managers; sketched the history of the
enterprise of locating the Capital, selling
the lots and putting up cosily State
buildings without- a dollar of cxi.ni u to
the people, and said that in place of tli is
ouoit iu impeacn ami uisgraca una lie
ougui to oe i no suoject oi an ovation.
-Mr. lledick offered as evidence, mort
gages given to the State by the (Jovern
or, to secure the loan of & 1 fi,0i H! from
the '.school fund, claimed by the mana
gers to have never been deposited in the
tnalsltrv. ()bieeid to. mi I (lu'obiec
J ticn overruled by the Senate, aud the
I. K. 1'utiick, sworn :
Was present when block 1M was sold
to tlie (Jovernor ; block 5.'i had just been
sold; as we were riding along in the car
riage the Governor a ked Kennard how
Piudi block 15! bro-.idit; Kennard -aid
" , i O , I.-, Oft (' I I IT, ...... O i v t . w . ,
Kennard said to the auctioneer, "Cry it
oil' and the auctioneer did so, standing
up in the carrt.age ; several other car-
j ri r-'e.- wer'? :dongide, and the auctioneer
I cried to the Jot tiro or three tiiiics and
j il!!-:spie's name on the sale book ; som,
time after by direction of the (Jovernor
1 erased Gillespie's name and inserted
the Governor's again ; many lots were
sol 1 moving along in the carriages, and
several whole blocks were sold at a time
at that sal.', sonic in the addition and
ethers i hat I do not remember.
(J. W. Collins sworn :
Am a lawyer and real estate agent and
reside in Cawnee City. Taking tho
mortgages the witness stated that lands
in the vicinity of first mortgage on 1C
acres in Pawnee county are worth $!' and
$7 per acre.
Tract number 2, IT.!) acres $Gand$7
Number 3. I GO acres, worth $3 per
Number 4, SO acres, worth $100 per
5, SO acres, worth $30 per
1G0 aero.i, worth $G per
Number 7, ICO
re, worth $3 pr
Number S, 1G0 acres, worth G pr.r
Number 9, 1G0 arcs, worth $G per
Number 10, SO acres, worth J.'JO per
Number 11, 1G0 aercs, worth 3.30
Number 12, 1G0 acres, worth .G'per
Number 13, 100 acres, worth $3 per
Number 11, 1 GO acres, worth i?f, per
Number 13, 1G0 acre?, worth $7 per
Number 1G, SJ aeres, worth $33 per
Number 17, 1G0 acres, worth $33 per
I have put this value upon the land,
not at the price hinds are held in that
vicinity, but what it will .-!! for in cnslrr
I have a general knowledge of lands in
this vicinity : these lands were on the
books of Collins Sc Ilabc.o.k, the firm of
which I am a partner; I have personally
examined all thesn Ian Is; we took them
oft' the books by order of the Governor
when the mortgages were s "nt down by
him to be recorded ; I would be willing
as a loan agent to take the value of these
afids-it the price I have put up u them;
the $G lands lie I'rom 5 to 0 miles l'roi i
the tor. n of Cawnce ; think they do not
he in a densely populated community ;
our county i Js'xi miles and h;:a a
popiilat oti of over 4 .,000 ; I have lands
in my hand from .Mr. Cropsey, they arc
hell frtiui i-7 to $10 rer ac;e; most of
his lauds are sui rounded by a young
hedge ; we sold a piece for Mr. Cropsey
about a year aao ; don't remember what
! w! f
r it ; it was not in the itn'Bcdi-
iuity of anv of these lands ds-
sciibed ; lands are sold 3 or G miles from
Pawnee at .c per acre ; think it would
sell on execution at what it is worth.
lb li. Dunjau sworn :
lleside in I'awnca City ; am not fa
miliar with tho lands described in the
mortgages ; know of the value, of 1 n Js
from 5 to (J mibs froni Pawr.ee City;
I estimate the value of such hinds at
from 3 to 20 dollar per acre ; 1 got toy
knowledge from sales made of lands corn
i'rr under my observation; the ;-0 acres
.i . I'liiii... i ii-.irc iiy L i.iiii, i wiiiii'i
J-rirgit; ,.ut up at sale $73 ner i.,, e : tho
joining lawnee City I thin:: wou id
f '' -1 ) I-';. r
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on o ur h t,j ....... !
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. -or-,-'.- 1 U-iiiiii.; J tiiiony i lna-k.i.
"VOl Il'K is lu-ret y j.ivi n p. m. 1 ;,
al iiua-resi.l(. nt ihn i. pint, th o (:.,
Jink pi. tin! iris in !.( ;iinH cut ii , .; ,.;
on t'lf Csdi il.iy ol i- i-l.j ii-ii-v A. I Is,!',
p. iiu.oi i.i s-.i,i ,...! .--i.iiio di,.
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moii ct s i iu, t-ri -nut-.i..ii:n-x . 1, ', '
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KiirviecK run.!, r.-i t :h. .l.-i. i,.I.n,t ir ...
I !ni lir-L IsT.i I., .1 ,;i,o -i .i l-c'il. in, pin,
leis hr-:i imi l. tfi.it n Pu-L-i'i yx ',, I
A. D. 1 .71 .!..;..i i.i, ,1 : ..,',:,.; '
lii-nt t-) lie i - in .1 out ol i !i .- i;i. ,,
ol'ltio iis!:i,.-t Court in :oi.l r,
linok.-i iiml c. rise, 1 snl 1 lii or;-.. t
i-s in tlio tH.,vii f rr il . -lalt'l.) I
wit : The h c i,r t;l On.- w .,r (,l' .
six (".' I t.-wn-'iii. t -k-ven Mil r.iri:
en:. i in- s'i,i,l in .ii ni,iii,t
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tion on or Li-loru ihe :J ili.y ol' A i rll .. I
-. c- . ,int"-S V.l'l.
by (.. .-s. Smith, tin m At'.y. i
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M:iXirot Satnioa lyl In tli.. 1: oi, e , i ,
her IK xt I; ioiiii I.Ju.li.ini l),.!, ,, ) ;".,,,.,
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Orcn S. Tlnmpi--;) i I ,1 t- i.-l:,..
Ori'ii S. Thoinjis-ni ..1 iln- ;;..u- ol I !;,,, , . v j
take notk-t tliat M irran-t s i .., i .' ,.
rext trii'inl I leiiint. ,li. on i ' . ,,
.!:: ol l'cl.ruary A. P. P7i lil lo-r i,. t'!i,.i
tin; J rict t'uma of II!.- lM .Jiiilu i.il ): o;
the ftiito 1 Acl.ra.-k.-t villi in ui.il I. ,- i .
nullity, nninst icn S. 'J'!iofii...ii .1, , , , ,,,
IT.iyini,' jii.ltromiMit Cor ilo--mil ol ono I.i, .., i
:ei I t u:i! y-!i v il'ill.-irs n i: Ii iui-si. -t p. ; ,'
il iy oi .May A. J). s.;i, '.
lircii !i ol ,(vi n.inl iu 1 i.:i,,l f ,. , j ,. -.-A.
1. iv,..!, c-.r,,! ,i,.,i i' i fii i (! ,i i 4 , , ,'.,' , ,
I'laiHliil. I'lini. l'luiiitiil di l oil I llf ',t! ,1.,;. . I
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lli.MHl.-t lll'Iflltl.Olt, .111.1 ' t -1 ilr.l.-,- Ilic (,,l,,u
roill i'l;ite ol ili lrll'llllll '.-. ! I i- :i tin i .i , 'i,, ,.
Nine ai-rfs in llio .or!!, Wi t imi i,, i- ,, I, i , ,,
U ill . rtioii liirliO-i-ii i - i ii.wn. hip 'uih.- i.
nitiiro loiiri - ii ( 1 1 . ie "r.tonr (. ( i.iv.-i i, m ,,1
.-arvi y in 'a -s .-.unity, ,- I : ic .,(' ,, ., .i j
the I'm ill Ureii Si. 'I hoinr on i ) i :i - J lU u ;, :
ri iiuir.'il t- n r pr 1 1- ii i ni. in- .i i r i i I p. re. , . i,
jr Iji-forellif tin- P) ii y of A j ril A . p,
.M.ii'oi i;i.l ;-a.i P.-o.N'. pv i..:
i.i-.vl (Vii-iiil (.'1.. irj. i...
I y MAK'fVf.Tt X Sluiox;, .ttjj.
In lli 2 I .J ii li i il I t t-i.-t Cnnrt -i 1 1 in w :
in iinl lor (';i .-i oui.iy. Sitato i I N . 'jia.ik.i.
John st. Jtioliy, l'l.iiniiiy, )
SiMinii I .M .-.Million. f
II. J. .Mi -L'liin-. I (!'.. l.it.t -. I
SalMUil McMiihon toil II. 1!. Mrf'iiric. r
ri viili'iii ili li inl.iiil-i ot I he Slid,, ol ,i l r i
ill t.ifce noli"i- ilmt John S. l:nP y. ol mi,
i-oiiiily. fip.te of Ni l i i.-kii, ,li,J
il.iy of .Miin-li A. I. Is. I. fi,'(. , - j,.t jt in o
l J U'li.-i.il l)i -i ru t Oont t !( i iii- i:i,m un 1 I
I'.l.-S l-nlllilv. M..t i I .ol.-:i k.i. j:;-.i... .j
siii.l Samuel M.-.Me'ooi iiu.l 11. IP -M !
fi'iiilioit. .-I'll iiifj i!i i hut one John S. i.,'.,
pl.t int ill. i' I he o nor in fee in pie o i he i,,,, '
east iiuurli r of .-, tion liiinilu r 1 . -v . n I,' .i
liOU'e niimhi i- Iwi h e 1 1.',. e.-i-t of the i lli ... ,
acre, I think Word. I
reil Men.i. mi Minute.! in (.nr.- r y, m
Ne!.r:i-k:i. ti!i! prayi te ifi ,i t'ie tn'e p. ..rt W-ir
lillel III! (Ill TI t'.i li.VMtl.l eoillt to lie ill p 1 -i 1 1 1 17 ,fM
I111H HUM III lliUIUH l Sllll lll-li n Iinl to .- n 1 I I
lino I ol wlrii y.n-vi i- hul l or n.iinie in iv i,o r-t
iisi.le. ii ml .lei-n i-.l nn : I n ml v ji.I. nn.l l',,r : .1 h
other mi l 'ml!. er i-.-li. t :i, in e.)ioly in . I I
i-o'iseieiii-e plaiiitil niiiy Im ti' i i h-1 'to. i.n.i ; ; , . -siii
l S.-Miia..! .Mi-.M..l! ,.i ii I II. Ii. .M. hi,- , -noti(i.(l
thnt tho v i iiru ieiioieil to ;i;,. ir i I
im-.iv.-r n. lid petition o,i or h. lure llio li- it!i 1,1
ol April A l. I'-Tl.
Jji.iei. .Male!, tub. A. D. 1S71.
fc'r t i;.s A- .Uv.i m. nn.l '. W. ? i: v y u.
A 1 i. y ; lor l'Pii: :
1 1 in I.erel.y oi.ei-ril i hut 1 he ril.ove n -t i - I
piilili.-he 1 in ( In- Pi. v . j... m.ii i n 1 1 ! :: l.M I o I
emiM-eutivc wei ks, .hili-,1 .M an h '.'i h. A. I). 1 '.
'J- . TT. IlKAItD'-.l.r.V, l.uiv,.l.a.
Uftm 3 TO R ;
rJTIacM. "Y. 'Hhryuvli,
fAP5 ? p- T A P-f .e
uJf i.-tk tmjr k ii iii iam J L:"i!i.u, fc. 5
Ar.il ilniili r in nil kin 1- ol
Furniture & Chairs
MAIM STP.KKT. O.LirJ'lo r ret oCi O
Platismciith - -
Keimiritiv niel Viirr.ihinjr nentlj: doni.
C.i-t'uiiral.'i nlp.nilc I i the shorttrt notii e.
LOUNGES, SAFES, TABLES,
er alu tiKScmrTio.s.-i mn it am. i ntct?.
rwetalic Burial Casey,
OP ALL SIZE'S.
"Luxirnes cf Modern Travel.''
In thee i.iy the tiiKtc tf t'ie Travcl r? I';r -li;
has bvoiiie vxc-wintiity l.'tiliu'. tn.-r-l-1
to l.h'llitl thl.ir J'a'r.itnifc, u Itnlioinl li;i l;,n -
ho able to iiiiii-i ."-.il'.-ly. Sr-c-.l un I i-oinlori i:
tr.invi.f.rt.ilion.hj j,OM-i--'iiii; tLn iit-...-.-ai y .j a i -li..-at
ion-of a Iir-t l:'-i? i-inij iji.-iit i.t'ivu' h - nt A
1,'i-oi.intiyi-.. a o!i l roiol-lKvl nt,. t, :,-. 1 0
ruiiiiiiiii's I'alluoe .-.lc. inff cur. I'ui.i::..:. '
ciiiiii.g cure. liin-ul route-, tooil counci li .i. ni.J
cari lul innnair. uienl. .
'J'he I;-.ii liiii;li.n K.utf is tnnkinjf cv i-ry i !: n l 4
l,i)!-i- .U the.-.; q iliti.-nt ion toahih i- "r.
ill..! ' ll'-rs a imite to all joints r:it, , -!. n-rk
K Ulh. ly mi'ii'i-ol i - ."OMHM-i i-.ns ,-n l ill iv.- : ;
1. At Otauha a il i the Hacili.- r.-a
2. At I'laU-Ui-jU' .1 i'.h thu il. .V: ."l. R.
3. At llan:ljin-'.Tihtlic.St' Joii.j.h ltnUr'.:
for i.!l i-o-iii.- in K uu-:i. Ac.
4. A t i : niiiw.-i. wi:)i the l)s M..!:.i Vu!
r.n.1 north Mi -son ri ri!roii'l.-.
ii. At ilurlintrl. ti wiib lh; J:.. C. ". Jt M.
It.. f..,r Davpni ort. f!n-':itint?, id-.
0. Ai .Mui.inoiilli. -wiili ;1ip K. It. I.
an 1 V .-t.IIl Union i ! rosi'lf. lorM. r.s.l. .'
j.o::it i:i t!ic nur'.ii, untl 1 r t't l.-.-is an 1 ''
111 LQ .""lit n. t
7. At l'uoria. v.iih tics i-hort lii.o 1:1. . ::. ' '
t ill roiito t-i Ii.lM,-.:i.o!i.., Cii!i.-irn,'!li, l.oni -' I. f
nti 1 r.l! . lit, t-soul ii 1 .-u.- t. ?
1 3. At lVori.i. wilh thc'l'.. 1'. A. W. It. 1 ( r
Losan-i-'.rt, Ct.iiiu.iU", A'-- ,1
.'. At M.-n I iU, ivith n 1 lh Illino-.J
10. At ClllCAtiO. v. itu a'.l 1'rui.k line l-r 1 f
No b"tter a Ivii-e can ho p'.vi-n
Take the Uurliu-ton Route."
then. t:.:iJ C
E?snv for Vonni: M.-n. on t,Ti-:it sorinl
linil ntu.--. ulii Ii ir.'erk-ic Kith niarriji -''
with sure mentis '. re-iii-t .r tlie l.'rrin' ami
f.irtnn:it", disn-.-i n-J Ji hiiiau-il. r t'it l.'
in je-aie-.l cnvelcr". A.Urc.v.
Xo. 2 X,if4 Sinet. Phi'cf: ;
O-tober 30th. IsTC -irly.
Or. J. XT. 'rilOJIAJ,
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