Henry Deeters, wittness voter fraud

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Henry Deeters, wittness voter fraud - I A CONTESTED ELECTION. Testimony Taken by the...
I A CONTESTED ELECTION. Testimony Taken by the Committee on Public Order in the Oase of Glover against McGeehan. The Committee on Publio Order of the City Council met yesterday, at 12 o'clock, to examine into the contest of B. F. Glover against W. J. McGeehan, Councilman from the Eleventh Ward. All the members of the committee were present, namely Mr. Burthe, chairman, and Messrs. Thoman, Fitzpatrick, Michaelis and Howard. Mr. Glover was present, with his counsel, Mr. E. Lloyd Posey, and Mr. McGeehan, with his counsel, Mr. 8. 8. Carlisle. Mr. Burthe stated that out of 53 witnesses summoned by the contestant all had been served, according to the report of the Chief of Police, except two, returned "not found." Before the opening of the testimony there was considerable discussion on technical points. Mr. Carlisle insisted that it was necessary to have the original returns before the committee. Mr. Posey concurred in this view, stating that the returns were matters of record, but also submitting that his client had a right to produce evidence of the irregularity and incorrectness of the returns. It was determined by the committee to proceed with the testimony, and have the returns brought before them at the next ui( etiug. When Mr. Posey asked of the first witness, " Whoru did you vote fori" Mr. Carlisle asked the committee to notify witness that he was not compelled to disclose the persons for whom ho had voted, but might do so if he chose. Mr. Carlisle cited McCreary on Elections, and his point was sustained by the committee. Twenty witnesses, voters in the sixth precinct. Eleventh. Ward, and summoned by the contestant, were examined. Following is a brief summary of the evidence : M. J. Buckley Resides on Dryades street, between Sixth and Washington. He voted for Mr. McGeehan about a quarter past 5 o'clock. He observed no evidences of fraud, but did not stay lone at the poll. Win. Dedennan Resides at 301 Washington street. Voted for Mr. McGeehan. who gave him tho ticket he voted. Has not spoken to any one since the election ou the subject of whom he voted for. Pnil. Fippenger Lives on St. Denis, between Washington and Sixth streets. Voted a ticket given him by Mr. McGeehan. Can't read, and don't know whom he voted for. Pat Thulia Lives on Sixth street, between South Rampat and South Basin. Voted for McGeehan. B. Eloi Resides at the corner of St. Patrick and Fourth streets. He voted the entire Independent ticket. C. F. Quinia Lives at 461 Third street. He cast his vote for the independent ticket straight. W. J. Quiuia Resides at 401 Third street. Voted the Independent ticket, but scratched one name, which ho declined to reveal, lie voted for loth Glover and McGeehan. . AuRustc Winderiuan Resides at the corner of Seventh aud St. Denis streets. Has voted for thirty years, and never disclosed the names of parties he voted for. Frank Marmion Lives at KS2ls Dryades street. He voted for McGeehan. C. Dasher Resides on St. Denis street, between Seventh and Eighth st reets. He voted a ticket given him by Mr. McGeehan. Gotlie!) Huber Resides at the corner of Washington and St. Denis. Voted for Mr. Glover. Nicholas Yochum Resides corner Dryades and Fourth streets. Voted for Mr. Glover. Thinks Mr. Hubbard gave him the tickets, and he, in turn, gave some to others. Peter Wiggins (col.) Lives corner of Third and Dryades, Does not read or write, but knows he voted the Independent ticket with two strips on it. One was for Behan lor Mayor, and the other for McGeehan. A. 8. Perkins, colored Lives corner of Fourth nnd Dryades streets. Voted for Glover and the Independent ticket. Jackson Michell, colored - Lives corner of Sixth and Dryades streets. Voted the Independent ticket with two strips on it. Mr. Behan's name was on one, but don't know who was on the other. The ticket was giren him by a canvasser, Louis Bray. John Smith (col.) Besides on Dryades street, between Washington and Sixth. He voted the Independent ticket, which was handed to him by a colored man who said it was the tight ticket. E. 8. Swan (col.) Lives on Dryades street, between Sixth and Seventh. He voted the Independent ticket and for Gen. Behau aud Mr. McGeehan. Adam Scherer Lives on Rampart street, between First and Second. Voted for Mr. McGeehan. 0 William Welsh, colored. Resides at 693 St. Denis street. He voted the Independent ticket, with McGeehan pasted on. Cannot read, but was told how he voted. Henry Eloi. Resides corner of Fourth and St. Patrick. Declined to say how he had voted. Henry Deeters. Resides on St, Patrick, between Fourth and Washington. Declined to state how he had voted. This being the last of the witnesses in attendance, the committee adjourned until 6 o'clock Wednesday evening, a number of witnesses being called for that hour.

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 12 Dec 1882, Tue,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 2

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