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cue P VOL. XVIII. NO. 40 ghe grnc Northerner. Ie PrnuauED Evebt Fiudat. bt S. T. COInTWAY. Orri-K ConraH 811 IfllBOfl am Main Btfl 1 I $1.50 & TEMMM r 8UB8GRII 770 A'. Yf.ai.. In Aovahik. .!i i.Y. is;-.'. PAM PAW BAIX A 88. Train from Taw Paw connect w ith the Aine i.sjned Trains on the MichL-it i .: tral Railroad ..t Lswto':. going c:'-' and west. UUt I TAW PAW. :) A. M.. retnrne from Lawton it 1 a. m. inr88 .. . Mud Train, eaet. Ml p. n Mail we.;, and Way Freignl cast, toil i a Kalaraaaoo Accomodation, at IpTralna return to raw h ondepartare ! McLaan Central Trains from Lawton. JOES LbLISQ ttnp't. 1)1 t OM him Decatur. - - Mich. W H CANOLL, Proprietor. JUST RECEIVED, w i .. K CO & Oi JAP AST TEAS I IV POUXD CAMS, AT WHEA TON'S Drug's Store. o)is- and Try Them. EMORY & CONNER Having opened a LIVERY STABL tb 'ATLLABD HOUSE barr. aro m teadi . ... --, -c; -tut to a1.. I alls, and tliey hMM ti merit share of Pnbbfl l'atrona-'e. Ml M HYLEH COLF X log bonif t Of dishonest, will havo no effect .v. the HARDY" ARE Torth mcrlcmn, Legal Tender, ALd M otuei kinds at lower puce- then ever which in add. turn to our uual amount of Ptov. Albany and l'.uffalo Stove, offers un lsnal advantAges to customers, to suit tbem - v - .n a Rood etoro, at a low pnee. CROSS CTJT. Circular. Drag", and Mulay Saws. il kinds. FARMING AND CAKPENTEliS' TOOLS, BASH, U LASS. PA I XT A: Oil,, Blacksmiths9 -AND WAGON MAZERS' In cudleBf variety. BUILDERS, and others interested, are invited to call and iiamino our GOODS AND PRICES ,efo' 0 purchasing, as w are satisfied wo can lo - on good. Our TIN-SHOP d conducted by an experienced Workmau. Wo Qianufaeture overy thing in TI1T, COFFEE AMD shei't-ii'oii Warv, ill work guarantcd to he satiafaotonly r ;;r a-dom is solicited. I'lti;i: & 3IAiilTI W . . .... ... L ..... Money to Loan on improved, unincumbered Heal Estate on favorable term-, for one or lore rears. Hannni .' i:HARnox. Ohiee n tne i oun iioupp. rar raw. Mid) Dec. tii lin. JImO Trade or 111 & lill Who still continue to ell the Cclebiated MmrtMtm Notice is hereby giv en that the sum of eight hundred and tturty eiglit dollars and seventv-two cent (838 72) it m amount claimed to be due at the date of tins notice on a certain mortgage bearing date the twenty-fifth day of February, a. n., 1865, made and executed bv Ezra S. Upbam and Philander Dartlett. mortgagors, to Luther Kin nev, mortgagee ; that said mortgage was re cords in the office of the Register of Deeds for Van buren Count v, state or Michigan, on the thirteenth dav ofMav, a. 1865, in liber P ot mortgages on page 162 i that default has been made in tue pavmeur or tne auovo uiou oum of monev, and that the same is still unpaid and duo, and that no proceedings have been insti tuted at law to recover tne debt now remaining seemed by said mortgage, or any part thereof. Now. therefore, in pursuance and by virtue of the powjr ci sale in said mortgage contained, and ot the statute in such case made and pro vi,;. bbe pmiaiaoi described in and covered by ftaul ino.tgige, sitiuttu ui the .-ounty of anl uren and known and do-cribed as fol lows, to wit : Itie south half of the south-east tjuarter an 1 tbt nnrtL-west quarter of the south-east iiuari r. abothtMBW half of the east half of th -outh-west (juarter of section twent-fom c-i in town fOUI (l)BOUth, of raue' thirteen west, eontainin' one hundred and eixtv acres, according to the United States survev tuereor. will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder.at tho hour of twelve o'clock noon of Wednesday the twentv-tiftu day of .Va-ch. a. ;.. W!. "a i the front door of the Court Hotue U I Tillage Of Paw Paw in said count' 1 '.an .men. by the henff of said eouutv or Van llineu. to satisfy the amount that will then be duo on said mortgage, and the i.o-ts at d expenses allowed by law, and the attorne- fee mentioned in said mortgage. Dated this 21tli day t' Dee inner, a. i., 1M7:?. LCTKZS KOrim, Mortgagee Vm. Lion. Att'y tor Mortgagee, I7M8 St. Joseph, Mich. Order for lM'iii'.t ii-.-State of Miehlffftn, tho CtXCmt Court for the County of an Biuen. In Chancery. ren L. iioss, Com I Leinanl i vs Jerome 1'urdy. Philip Purdy. I barlei Purdy. Elba Purdy. Anzoletta ciaip Ad Grace L. Coffey, heirs nt law of Gilbert Purdy, deceased. undOrrin Sisson. defendants. A: a aeBsion of said Court held at Paw Paw, in said ount, on the seventeenth day of Decem ber, in tLe r-ar one thousand Sign hundred and -eveut -three. Present. Hon. Charles U. :;rown. Cireait .'udge. Itsatisla'toiily appear ing lv aiiidavit on tilo that tlie aljove named defendants, .leionie Purdy, Philin Purdy. harles i'urdy. Eliza Purdy, AMOHni Clapp and'iact L. Correy. do not Kesid? in the Mat- oi Miobigan aiid io res.de as follows : The s.ud eronM Purdy, PbiUtp I'urdy, Charles :'mdv and Eliza Purdy reside in the State of Nc i'ork, the said Anzoletta Ulapn resides in tba Mstu of Kei Jersey, and that the said i ace L. Coney rcsides'm the State of Penn ftylvaola. OnnotMmof Kiehards.v Parnum, solicitors f or smd cnmpiainaut.it is ordered that tne eaid defendants, .'erome Purdy, Philip Purdy, i barhii Pordy, i-liza Purdy, Auzoletta CUpp and On B L. COCTty, cause their ippoaraDoe severally to be entered m this caiise witbin three montbe from the date of this order, and in default thereof said bill may be taken fti Ciiiitessed by them. And it i fur ther ordeu I that within twenty-days the s.ii i compiamant cause a OOpV of this order to be pnbltabed in the Tuxnt Hunt ! a news paper pnbl bed and circulating iu said county and tiuA said ab'icatiou ho continued in aaid Dewapapei a1 loatoncein each week tor six r.-eelis s, -,( ss'.vely or that bo cause a copy of this order to he personally served on each Of said defendants at least t vent y-davs before the lUtte prescriled for their appearance. CHARLES U. BBOWN, Circuit Judge. EieiiAuns ft Basxrjic, 97S-tU. Complainant's Solicitors. liailniitrei iorV, Not:, btraby iven that .n I org uee and by virtue ot an order and license 'to se'l. made by rhe Probata Court for t lie county of an Hinen. Michigan, and hearing date the '2'Jth day ot September, a. v., lift, 1 shall sell at public vendue, ou the pi eniiso herein described, in tho township of Pine Qrove in said an lluren counrv and State of Michiai , on Monday, the twelfth day of January, a. n.. 171. at the hour of ten o'eloek iu the forenoon, tho following desenbed real estate belonging to the estate of Robert If. lticliards. deceased, to wit I J't)-south-east quarter of the north-east quarter and the north eonf quarter of tba aouth aeal piartor of section number sixteen, in township DUmbai ou' mith of rane number thirteen west, and containing eighty acres of laud ac cording to the 1 inted Mates survey. I nc routth o' the purchase money will he required to be paid at the time of sahi and tho remain der in one. two and three vears with interest Dated November 26. 1878. Imn C. Storey, I74t7 V rlminiatratot of said estate. Mortcaiflr' Itale.- DofamU bavioa made iti the pavmcnt of a certain mdonture oi mortgage, hcanug date the thirtieth day of October, a. p.. 1H71. executed by Malory H. Mcrs and his wife. Ducinda M Myers, of the township of Naverlv. Van liuren county. State of Michigan, to Win. K. Hawkins, of I'aw Paw, Michigan, and recorded in the olhee of the begister of Daada of Van Boron oonnty. state of Michigan, in Liber No. 5, on page 547, on the thirt' -first daj of I (ctober. a. d.. 1871. and tho amount claimed to be due thereon, at the date of this notice, being five hundred and twenty HWfOn dollars and forty-fi ur cents, in cluding an attorney ;oo of twentv-flve dollars, provided lor in sud mortgage, and no suit or proceedings at law or in equity having boon in stituted t recover the amount now due and unpaid, and secured by said mortgage, or any par: thereof: now. therefore, notice is hereby given that, by virtue of n pow-r of sale con tained in said mortgage, there will be sold at Suhlic auction, to the highest bidder, on Satur ay, the twenty-fourth day of Februaiy, a. d., 1871, at tho fiont door of the Court House, in the village of I'aw Paw. in said OoOtttj of Van Pureu. -taie of Michigan, at ton o'clock in the forenoon of said day, the promises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as may he necessary to satisfy the amount due upon and secured to be paid by said mortgage, with interest and cost, said premises being desenbed as follows, to-wit : the south-east quarter ot the south-oat quarter ot section twenty-eight, in township one south of range No. fourteen Dated Nov. 21st. 1178. 17801 m. EL Hawkins. Mortgages. Jfotfoc to Hear i Isiim. In Pro bate Court. au Pureu County i Estate of Eu gene Pitely. deceased. Notice is hereby given, that said iYobato Court win receive, examine and adjust all claims and demands of creditors against tho estate of said deceased, anil Mon day, December 1st. and Monday, December 29th, 1878, arc hereby assigned for hearing said claims and six months from the date hereof are nllowed ; '. i in win-b to prreent thri claims QnoOXUI W, lawton. J adn of Prooaao. Dati d . r . Paw, November 17, 1m7J 978M ciiaiK fvy 'ai'. in panwannoa and b) virtue ot i doera ol the I ircuit Oovt foe the ( ountv oi an Huron, .'-tare ol Michigan, in and Audisou iowtin an defeitdanta. bearing date Januarv 21st. . ! 178, i snail sell at public vendue, to the highest bidder, at tba front door of the Ottli ITouho in Paw Paw, in said count . on MM Mtb da ot Januarv. 1871, at one o'clock p. m of said day, the fol towtna 'ies rileu binds and premises, vik : The east I... 1 i of the oast half ( ) of tho north west inart" ot section ten (10) m tho towimb'p of a verb. Van Boi nc iintv . Mich igan. containing forty (4U) acres of land, more or less, according to the I 8. survev thereof. Dated Dei onoei 10th, 17:1. " :76-t7 P.r.rT, 1 -k' ki. i' cut ' ourt ( otnm'r. PAW PAW, MICH., FRIDAY, DECEMBER J. H. PRATER, Having removed his stock of Family Groceries, Crockery, Ac, to Van Fossou's New Brick Block, will be pleaaed to see all bis old friends and customers at his now place of businees, where they will find a fine line of Choice Groceries As bow as the Lowest. Also, a fine as sortment of Crockery, Glass-Ware, Queensware and Stone-Ware, And as lino a line of I1ROOERIE8 as cau be found in the County, which will be Sold for CiMK lie also keeps in atoek Wooden and Willow-Ware. o PRA TEH? .s COFFE&MIL L Is still in full biaBt. and is grinding large quan tities daily. Choice Yellow C" Sni-tar ten pounds for ne Dollar. TEAS A specialty, and of Superior duality. 0 Remember the place three doors east of tba DfOtatB House, on Main street, PAW I'AW, MICH. Spring Trade 1873 II. . IIAKRIV Carriage Shop, MAIN 8TREET. I'AW PAW, Mb H. I have on hand a large stock of U'ork for the Spring Trade, which will be sold on v ry reasonable terms, consisting of Jtft'foHS, One and Tiro Seat Top Carriages One an (J Two Sen! Open Carriages Kiiuuit-. Wagon, &c. Ti'OtttHfj SkvutQiiu a Specialty, Wood. BiaokeEBitb, Paint and Tr.mming Shops in full blast. ill Vark Uiiri;iiii4(l, Work Of Every tyle made to order. lobbing nod RyMelrlnaj Proma ptly a ; tended to. Enployng none but tho best of v.orkmen. und usimr selected -tock in all case?-, 1 am en abled to give petfod satisfaction to all. OrderM froan nbrond promptly lillfu. Call and examine nn work at tlie s:ilos-rooin ou Main street. H. S. HABRI8. Paw Paw, February 17, 1878. 'j.h Sherman & Sellick Ratine jnot rooatroid a New stock of Hooda, offer for Sale $30,000 WORTH DRY GOODS, BootM it siiot'v Ready Made Clothing, HATS & CAPS. Carpet and oil Cloths, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, i tonrprieJag a Deautiful iine ot Fanry 'assiiiicrc. l ins A IUavei, Also the celebrated Derby i Manchester Suitings, Men Y ' Clothl, Hl. tt It dt 4 OI.OKI Ib nlllifl, IJn ent, Damasks' Tow els. Lavdllet cV 6alt8 Ummm nte'kf, Edgings, and Inserting Nottingham Curtains, Laces Alpacas. "Mohairs. Poplins, Shootings, Prhitj. &c, &. Wine1 1 makes this AssOitment one of tho Bond BttJMtfn, nvtod and oojajnaata to be found in WEB TE UN MICHIGA A . And wnnb Hot inb nai oi V bvRBBI MUXTV Are earno-tly invitel t examin- And we will con7enco yu that w ire Selling (iood? at astonishingly low prices. Sherman v s niri. (Utttc Nortl)crncr. Paw Paw. MlCHIOAV, Die. 86. 173 The Matteson-Morris For. gery Case. Wtdnday, Df . 17. C. I. DAYTON W0tlN. Keside in Kalamazoo, am cashier of the City Bank. Bare been a baa bar 4 yoari i have had BaeaatOO ta examine handwritings. Same -ignatures abown witness. Assuming the first j to be the genuine signatures of Anion Morris, I think the mortgage was signed hy the same, The signature to the Mortgage Is not tho same as the body of the mortgage. I V- IXAMIMATI(. Have resided in Kalamazoo 7 years. Came from Conn. First went into the mercantile business in Kulamu.oo. Have never been cal led as an expert before; have seen these signa tures befure, at tho hotel on the table in Mr. BPOWB! room ; I don't daim to be an expert. JOHN XI KIBP.KN SWORN. Resile in Kalama.oo, have resided there fl years ; have been a hanker 18 years. Bora had occasion to compare handwritings. Same i signatures shown, j Think the mortgage was written by the same hand ; tho signature to the mortgage and the b 0 Jy of it are not the 6 1 me. I P.OSi KNAMIKEl). Lived in Detroit before cum in g to Kalama-r-oo ; was a schoolboy there. Have had very much experience in comparing handwritings, let I toaae similarity between the signature and the Amos Morris in the body of the mortgage. MR. MCALLISTER SWORN. Reside at Mendon, am a banker, havo been for 8 years, my bank is the Exchange bank. Have seen signatures but ha I 00 occasion to examine them to detect forgeries, rs.imt -ig-natures shown. Think the mortgage was signed by the ?ame hand. The signature to the mortgage is not by the same hau l ai the body of the same. CROSS EXAMINATION. First heard of this ae 2 weeks ago. U'a. nct acquainted with the defendant. I came here to see Severns and found him engaged on this suit ; saw the papers then in Severns' room. 1 Wai aoilad hero Monday by telegraph was not regularly subpoenaed. Don't know how I am to be paid for my trouble and tny expenses, There has been no arrangement? made; ex pressed an opinion on the signature at that time. Reside in Decatur. Have ran led there I 1 year-, reside in the village. Know Amos Mor ris and Matteeoo ; have seen them together in baainen transaction-, in Matte-on's oflice, in the s-pring of If, I saw Morris acknowledge the iigsatara and amount of this not. No one else was present : I witnessed it. The sig nature alter the word witnoss i- mine, I signed it then: hi.- attention WM Called tO the amount. The note dated Matvh 39, 72. I made the Bforai after ny name at that time, I lafi tho Oaioe abead Ol the others. Morris reouesiol mo not to say enytbing about it. BOM BZAXnOID. I am a c arpjnter and joiner ; have lived in this county 17 or Is yeurs. Have ialked Witb Morris, in Thomas' hardware store, when I clerked there. Don't know that I over spoke to bin on tho street. I went to Matteon's of lea that time to get money ot Mattesou, I got none. Don't remember the day ol tho week, the time of day, the time el the month, wheth er there was MOW ou tho ground. Tho oll'ice MM I a the rear of Foster's office, was not in there frequently, I was in oooe before, Morris and MattaaOB were in WBOfl I went in, I stayed tfiero la or 2n minutes. Didn't make known my errand to Matteson in Morri.-' presence. Didn't do my errand at that time, I did not do anything but witness that paper, I didn't go there for that purpose, 1 didn't know they were there. Ho never let me have any money ex cept cents to go homo with tho other day. I have talked about this matter a good deal with many people, have not worked a groat deal of timo sinc e this difficulty eamo up nt mure than :i or 1 weeks. Have chopped or OBfdl of wood, and at my trade. I maintain my fam ily, from the time tbis difficulty arose I have contributed $48 or 858 M their support. I gave it to my wife. She lives with her mother and I board with them. They have been supported in part by a pension. Havo been uiiirriud 12 JPOOtBj lived with my wife till the last year, khOB she went away and 1 went away. I heard of this uit in August, at the Clillon House. Had recently been at bangor. Know Ol K. Oallbjan, he told me of tho difficulty, I told him I had witnessed a note for Morris. Know Alon.o Kuebles and have talked with him about this mnttsr in store, 1 told him I was pretty sure they would want me lor a witness. I didn't tell them that it tlay did want me they would have to pay mo lor it. Calligan asked me which Morris signed the paper and 1 told him it was a short, humped-ba k Morri-, who smoked black pipe. 1 told him I didn't know them apart, but tho name on the paper was Amos. The man who signed it stooped when he walked, I didn't see him smoke a pipe and didn't notice , his carriage then. Didn't always describo him as stooping and smoking a short pipe, but did sometimes. Havo seen Sam Morris smoke a pipe, have never seen Amos smoke. I was in StevenaoM store once since this suit commenced, 1 saw a man pass, I said that was Amos Morris, those preseut said it was not ; I didn't say 1 could tell him as well Irom his hack as from his face, ho had a pipe in his mouth. I said, "if it was Amos I Morris he smokes. fsooneclso spoke of his mokiagi 1 didn't know whether he smoked or . not, 1 went to the door tw see, as it had been talked ho did not. Have seen a Morris smoke, he is bent in his shoulders. Don't think I mis took Sam for Amos, I might have. It was Sam who passed tho storo at that time. Have seen Sam, havo never exchanged a word with him except in the store ; think I have waited on him in tho store. Ho just paased the win dow when 1 saw him that liino. I told QbIIL ..iu I 'nessod a note of about ',''0o, I never conveyed the idea HUM I witnessed a mortgago, I was ask"d il I had but denied it. The opa ratioi: ( t uiy-tll and wile was caused by in y conduct with :i colored girl. In the con versation in the Clerk' office 1 imitated tbo walk ot the man who Mgnod the note. I -vi 1 at that time lie sm ked a pipe, 1 didn't say 1 did not knJW whether it was s-.uu or Amos. Tba noto rend Ml evidence, j 1 nevt r wi,e. -u I any oliier note or paper lor .Morris. J have een him since, think 1 can pick him out, urst IBB hiui in tho court room alter tBOBj no wne pointed him out. I UUJ) .V. vt I.N.N SUOK.V. BeiMn iu Decatur, I am a hardware dealer. tiara boon far 3 ynwo Was in Dnntai in l ihruary la. t. Know Amos Morris; ho had an account at our store. Questions were asked to show that Morris was iu Decatur on Feb. 2s objected to objoction not sustained.) Accord ing to my books ho was in Decatur on the 88th of February: 1 uiado the entry in the book, I had a settlement with him. A due bill shown. J I drew that up and Morris signed it, saw him Bl thestrcet that day. Ho went from tho store over tho street toward the tairwy in Pi 20, 1873. before it was settled, i sent a boy out for him to come into the store. Don't remember end ing a letter to him. Moved by Attorney for the People that the testimony be struck BOOOJUO no transaction between the parties had been shown overruled. Rook offered in evidence.! I CROSS BXAMINATIONJ It wa some time after the settlement that my attention was again called to it about ti months. Could'nt have told what day it was without looking at the book, can't tell the day of the rl;k. Kept the nele till Sept. Matte--on then bought it. The noto was given in deiliug in the bar Iware line. Can't toll what kind of a day it was, nor whether he came with B team. We had a clerk a boy. Morris was in the store about la minutes. I noticed which way he went, by looking if he wen: ta the other hardware store, when I lu-t aw him ho was on the street, I didn't see where he went. The book has been in my BOfOfBlIni over since. MonoOOB has been at the store, FoOtBff t Cole man also. K. I'. HILL SWORN. Reside in Decatur, have lived there 11 or fr years Was once cashier of the bank. Know Ainos Morris, did some baatBOai with bin while cashier. He has paid moaey at the bank, card him say something about re newing a note, he came to pay a note and said he wnuld get the money of somo person, and I told him he could get it renewed at the bank, he said he had made arrangements with Matte son. Can't tell the date without looking at the books, refers to the book-. It was July 88 '71, he paid $2C'J 7'J that time. He wa- in twice that day. Have been engaged in graiBBBd wareduso business lately with RawOBA, Had dealing with Morris in February last on the 14th. I did the business with him iny-e!!'. It was the settlement of the payment for some corn we had from him, it was paid by check on the bank, I wrote it, I have t wi'h me, I got it from the bank on the ill of March. CROSS EXAMINED Have known Morris JO or 12 year--. I wa iu the bank 2 years. He dealt with the bunk oDly a few times while I was cashier boat a dozen times. When he paid the note I think hclrvedon his farm. Don't know of hi sell ing any wheat at that time. Onlv know his circumstances by reputation. Don't know to whom the note was made, or where we got it, don't know tho day of the weel. i: wa- paid, nor if any one was witb him. Rec lleet giving the check in the aftor pari of the day. The corn was delivered at different time- I think within a week can't speak poaitlTOlj. Don't know whetuer he delivered corn or nor after getting the cheek. We bought BO other grain .f him, don t know how long Wl bad tho noto. Iter giving the cluck my attention WBI aal' led to tba matter quite recently. The bank note within 88 hours. Think the Beta payable to (ico. Rarnes, KabUBBBO la A. M. MATTi:oN SWORN. Reside in Decatur, know the raapondoota 1 am his father. Huve lived in Decatur years. Know Amos Morri-. Have sometime cupicd tne same office with my son. Have -ecu AlDOJ Morril in the office occasionally for the I Ml year-. Know ot their uning nueiness. Cant tell exactly when they commenced probably I vears ago. Since that time they b ive boon at my boon together, DoHoTt has boarded with mo whenever we were both in Deoatar. Hop ris has lined with us or 10 timet. One or two of these times I know Of thiir barblgboafl doing business together tho most ( BBOW about it is to see them sit a tho desk iti the offiee together figuring, anil law paper OB tba desk and one I knew to bo a mortgage, think it was Feb. 2. The amount WBI 8t,700. Wouldn't remember the date but for having seen the mortgage since. When they BB i up from tho desk, Ooleman WBI ailed in, my son objected to me signing it ai Tritnttl. bttt Morris saying I should sign it, 1 did -o. Oneo heard them speak of their boaiaatl BntteN at my house, can't tell the date. Morri- wa- talk ing about Henry being such a -pendthriu, and spoke of being himself itivolv 1. Bl llgBUig Bl the reason he got money of Hellirt, , i- that his brother had wronged him. ROSS KXAMINi.H. a Havo not stated all that 1 have hear I be tween them, have heard theia talk in the and outsido. I witnessed tba mort gage, but not tho note. 1 was not in tho room all rhe time. When I eamo in they BBl at the doak. Don't know who left first. Can't tell the time of day nor what I went therefor. A boy was there at the time. Can't say if he was there when I went in, don't know bis errand. Oan't tell how lnig I remained after witnessing the mortgage- U'as there a short time BOteTO I witne-sed the mortgage perhaps l.' or 2d minute-. My impression would be without tho paper, that it was in February, Inn lb I II WBi earlier in the month than the 18th. Think I am a resident of Decatur now. Am inarried my wife is there, have been there 2 months. Was in Kalama.oo I mouths, moved from l'e catur. Came west j years ago. Came to Do-catur- Was in New York 2 years ago thi summer lor about b months Can': IM when Morris had dealings with my -on, that I know of my own knowledge. don't know of any tran.-action till I signed the mortgago. The amount ol it was something over 8l780. 1 didn't see tho money paid nor any eonsidc-a-tiou pass. It made no more impres-ion u my mind than any other paper 1 should sign, hither Coleman r Morris BTopooed my wit nessing it but my son said he would rather h is BAtkot would not sign it. Heard Morris say t mething about a note he had duo at the bl nk, think in January, a year ago lat winter. Il told mo ho had u ntc due, and wanted to kn w where my son was. It was the DooatOr bank. I think ho said $10 or 15. He told me he ould not wait till my son returned hut if DoBort would goand pay it ho would ii if all right. It was in the winter, can't ay if thero was snow on tho ground. It was ou "t he walk in front of tho store, 1 have nothing to date the consideration by. Can't -ay that I told my son about it. Can't fix the time he first dined there, think it was over 2 years ago. No ono ever came with Morris. Don't remem ber him talking his business to me but once. He didn't toll me of anyone ho owed, nor thai ho had been sued. The talk was last winter, I think BOfbra I witne-.-cd the mortgage. Think lie brought u load of corn that day to byinan Kawson- My wi:e aid Hnrt were i here when Morris dined there. The ilk u , in the kitchen in their presence, lie didn't AJ how nnoh money he got of Hart, li ne I ll ed with him many times, m-vcr had any bu-i-ness with him myself. Didn't spend a tenth l my time iu the office. llu.e een M aris in there 18 or 88 thnee, My too and nera were in partnership, I never BOtOd Bl bil nah llo acted as my agent, I hired hltn up to 2 years Bge ln--i March or April, then ho went im , I a- liaoaa for bnaaalf, Uedld aooaa busineai for himseli before that. Never nowod nj aaajp. arty from the eonnty te KalaaaaMo to ;IVoid taxation, l erhaps u may bare boon eaOod personal property- TBe profMtfty wa taxed before I left, wfoearrnd II hi my pookot every day since. Bate Mid tho eorMOBttOa tax and expect to pflf the stafo and county tax. I an foBBa aeqnaiated wttk nj aon'i cir eamitaneai, knew them some whea i aired kiaa. lion t think he had a thousand doll ars nor half that- H0 bod a hors? and buggy and n watch. I took the mortgago BMBtioned 'i I the one of the 21st of Jane and Anothc- east And sold them. I don t recollect sellini; tboi 1 1 I think I did. Can't say I old nil 8, old IhO flfT888 ono. Don't remember wkdtker I (old tie 88,H the 8 let of Jmoono. I io!d WHOLE NO 078 some mortgages I think 2. It don't seem to me that I sold more. Tho not bjaga I old amoanted to a little over ,00(, I thms it was over taat. Don't think I sold the 8j888 one. I don't recollect selling it I think I didn't know I didn't I didn't remember when you just asksd me whether I sold it or B . Think I sold 2 against Henry Morris. Didn'l Mitt these givsn by Amos Morris. Ha . i e, to sweAr that I sold the $1,700 one by Amos. I sold them to McMillen, in OkatBBq la tntj . They wero lent to me by my MB aftw got there only J- The 2Istfof June oeo wai Bet imong them, nor that of February I Bab. r. r the one of Pb. IS, My son had t hen. r hi ponession. I think be sold then t , before I went to KalBnaaao. la April, n m r ' while before that, I suppose I own : !, I ' know I sol 1 some mortgage-' in Nc.. i . hif you had got me mixed, don't tl linl I ever sold them. My son had a power el AUemBO j from me, and ho may have aoid tbom. -I pose they aro mine. I havo no doul I bill has the power of Attorney, t gate ' bho I years ago. He hasit still. Hu coo' !'..' sold them and I not know it. l bjBOd them tome, I tlank by written aaaigi U I I tuink 1 have seen the a signmen-. I ilonl know whether he or Thavo got it. I . BOI seen it lately, T think I saw b lasl ii Decern ber, I guess in his possession. pre- I me 1 left it with him immediately alter ma! Ing it. I ..e purpose of making it was to 100010 me whal BO owed mo. lie owd me considerable -eem- t me that is my business and 1 need ir : 'di 1 will tell if obliged to, otherwi--- sot. Dwn'l remember the amount exactly. 1 -een: . i bare his notes for $.'-0,000. He owes iu ; that mn for money loaned. If I remember righl mortgage was assigned to secure a portion o! that debt. I considered it all right to let ban take the written assignment, Hi- and my at-fair-seem to be pretty mueh mixed together. I didn't sell the three mortgages nokea of, to McMillen, in Cliatamiua eoumy those of Jane 21, February 2, and February I I. wm. tlttl:: IWC BJb Live in Decatur. Know .'.ijio Mwrris. I Bn to the ir.anufaeturing buiiaeil. I . i bin in Matte-on's office once, lie wa- 'here I i ay me some money. He had 1 een owing me on note and ho told me he had node arrange ments with Matteeoc. Mattesua afterward paid mo the money about $123 of 8184. Il was a year ago. CROSS EXAMINED, The money was due f r l grain Irlll i 't say if Morris transferred a noto to Matteson that day. I heard nothing about, a note. I have u clear memory of what BOOUrrod. Ii WOJ not far from this time of fOBft 'i here had been nothing paid on the note. The ivas given Aug. 83, 1878, tin -u in wu- tne rote with the interest, Mio note was 8188. I think 1 met Morris In the street, opposite- fell ev' storo, I think ia the Afternoon. Ho tnrned aad we went direct tut Matte eott'i office. U be ' na Iron there. He had tol l ne ifoi thai be wai 1 1 get the money of Matti sn. I left tben hi tbo eflioe. I left the not- on -nc table. enee bad a denaad 8of Innbof agelost Morris of aboot 818, it was pail I thine ii ;.. ROWJta MB n sworn. June 21 it, last, 1 waa In Matte -r -o ie fore part 'of the day, Saw Anoi Morrta there thai day. No one WAS present' a the tine, I heard no eonroraatlon. it wB8 Satur day. I know it wa- Jaoe II, boeaaie I went tin-re and a.-e I him for bli clothes: when I went away he asked it his bone 61 VOT M Bl I be waihedi as he wealed tben tor 11 i Mi pi taie, the ptenk wai ea the 24th. mik. t::.vi BfOSXi Am Homer Mead's wife. Ifaabed I. te- ian iaet we naer, walked aana koree . .' r hlni Juno 2.!d. Mr. Mead broagb I thn anl Matteson brought the cover- i kfonday. Mead took them back. I kept an Bl ol the clothe- I w ashed, entered 'he irbon the clothes were sent to me. Ron - I tx k.l They were sen. to mo n the I Id of dune. There i- a distinct Idea in regard to the I koto l cok otiered la ovidoneo. r i v. i- ea Juno 21. CBOsS EXAMINE P. Only remember 1 picnic, did not attend, lave about I mile from Matteeon' Bee. I did bis walking at that time, wash- I the I Ian kets only once, there wore two. they .. un bleached linen. Beat than book roeedny, reeeired then Monday nwraing, . Matteson again that day; Mm home all day I think, can't say I lent away, saw nothing parth-ular OB 1 Itreot, live on School street. Know WBOTC tbe La . r t the Woods is. In going 8jeu Matteaea' afl e to the lake they would BOt p; il ..y . . Saw bo prooaaaion on the 21 it. . . 11 of the book I would not know tbe I te, 1' a'l remember what kind ot a BOfM be In arhl I he brouglit the blanket", B t whet 2 or 1. Im w. lut iwonx. Te.-tilied in el'.'e.-t that ".1 the . ...e ho was in Doeator, and paid Matti md that Amos Mofril was BtOOOnt tbi 1 niy knew Morris by sight was not pe '(iiainted with him and had neve- : I fiTOP latiOfl with him. That at a mfa :. ill I bi duly or Augu.-t bad paid Matt and that Matteson e 1 lied his attention .. tbne the 2 was paid and wanted bin ' tb date as June 21. That it WBI I ' I he -aw Matteson and Morri toge cr. 1 hat ho had given Matteson a chattel :n rtgagi f-r $.'.0 aad one for 7", which 1- -;i! e. John Steele on being recalled, if - that AO die say that he was to be a witne- m i-e lie had witnessed a 13888 mortgage. thai BB did not know W. F. Cook. Tkmndrnft U . 1 1, MaM. WBITE SWORN. Testilied that she lived with her - . and iha lio had lived in Matteson's house, i.. Decatur. That Matteson boarded in the boOM. that on the 21st of June Matteson came I - . nl brought Monk with him. That ike did not know his given nAtne,didn'teAt with them.-wat: in the kitchen. , Heard no one tny anything about a pi-ii'v when Morris was tin t. r caw any procession of children Afl th. lay. That her memory of date-- wa- 1 e tkat ether aoan by thenamoof M 1 - kefl dintier theta r other times. BABM w II 1TB sw KN. Testilied 'hat Morris took Wane bnai at her BOOM on the : ' wan the day ef the ehildrea1 , aw S ofcttAron ge by and that 1 e road to tho lake, where the pleuia Ikal no othei man I y the Bl I . , k dinner at hor home. T!At iho had been in Mattoson'l house about .1 WW hu baud ha 1 sold the hotel ou the i.iaincd two or three days before vi-.-; irito I tttM in'l hon e. fgwpj i). utii.HB iwene. Te tided in substance tho BM vs itwew and itofbd thai ho ha I Hi fknily erer linee he left tbe Dune ... house. That 'While was his partner, t'.r do- bnj and knd done na busino-s s t- go.iiL' in i.nrtners'uip except to help huu i nei. That Matteson had been to see them about this matter after tho MCtecutlea had iioon commeneod,;that he and White- bed Mike I tho matter over and that they ha I a ! ,-mr.f l about tho sarao conchiMon. ThiC aft . Matte fn had boon to seo then, Klias Morri- 1 BM ' na what witness knew of tho tfBBBBOtiQH twern Amof nnd Mattecn.' rCentifloodon rare.