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B. W. JOKK8, ... • KDITOB IDAHO CITY WEDNESDAY............July 14, 1875. The WEEKLY WORLD—the lor gest, best and cheapest paper ever pub lished in the Territory—Subscribe for it and send it to your friends—only $3.25 a year. LETTER FROM HON, S. S. FENN. Sworn Testimony in the Case. Blackguardism 0 onfr onted by Stubborn Facts. Lewiston, I. T., June 22, 1875. A letter appeared in the Idaho World, signed by T. W. Bennett, bear ing date of April 3, 1875, calling for the name of a "Boise City Corres pondent" who, a few days previously, had ventilated the action of Governor Bennett and the Territorial Board of Canvassers in declaring him elected Delegate in Congress from this Terri tory at the last general election; and the frauds perpetrated by Bennett and his tools in conducting said election, and ia making a canvass of the elec tion. A letter also appeared in the Idaho Tri- Weekly Statesman, bearing date May 24, 1875, signed by T. W. Bennett, in which he enlarges upon the scurrility and blackguardism that characterizes his communication in the Idaho World, above referred to. 1 shall not disgrace myselt and the peo ple of this Territory by indulging this communication, in any of the "wharf iat and fish market Billingsgate" that characterizes the letters of his Excel lency. I will leave him in his glory in the field of vulgarity that has marked his association with the peo ple of this Territory, and which, while it may have procured him admirers among the most vile, depraved and vi cious elements of our population, has disgusted all worthy members of socie ty. The terms, "wilful liar, dirty dog, cowardly sneak, and ignorant ass," that pervade the letters of the Gover nor, and are by him applied indiscrim inately to all who question the purity of his actions, reminds me of the shrewd, and accomplished thief and rober, who, with the stolen property upon hi8 person, rushes frautically through the crowd shouting, "stop, thiefl" The facts in relation to the frauds in the election, and the illegal and fraudu lent canvass by the Territorial Board of Canvassers, as developed by the evi dence; and reliable information as to the desperate efforts of Governor Bennett to prevent the taking of evi dence in my behalf in Nez Perce coun ty were furnished by myself and to the "correspondent," with authority to publish them that ihe people of the Territory might fully understand the controversy. In Bennett's letter in the Statesman he quotes from the Idaho World in reference to the Boise City correspondent, among other things, as follows: "We have written to Mr. Fenn upon the matter." I have never received one line from Mr. Sutton upon the subject of the correspondence from Boise City, or any other. Prob ably the letter of Mr. Sutton, like many others written by myself and persons with whom 1 was correspond ing during the election contest, has mysteriously failed, to reach its desti nation or may be received as others have been, after a delay of weeks, and too late for the purposes intended Of all the allegations of fraud* and< il legal proceedings in connection with the election, the action of the Canvass ing Board, and the subsequent con test, as set forth by the Boise City cor respondent, not <»ne is attempted to l>e pisproved, except the one iu regard to the attempt to.block the taking of dep ositions iu Nez Perce county before H. 0. Adams, Notary Public. In order that the whole matter may be placed before the public, and that no injustice be done to any party, and that the truthfnluess or nntruthfuluess of Bennett may. be fully understood, I shall quote »he whole of the "Boise City correspondent's article," bearing upon the taking of depositions in Nez Perce county; extract liberally from Gov. Bennett's letter of May 24th in the Statesman, and publish the sworn evidence 1 have in my |s»sscs 8 on on the subject. The Boise City correspondent on that subject writes as f dlows: "To make public the contemptible eff»rts of Bennett and his hounds to defy the wiil of the ;»eop!e a»*d wr< st fr in them and tlte contestant. Mr. Fciui, their rights, it might be staled that it is on record; that Gov. Ben nett wrote to H 0. Adams, Notary Publie, in Nez Perce county, to whom a commission had been sent to take depositions in behalf °f Fenn, protest ing against his proceeding to take the depositions, and also sent him a mo tion to dismiss the matter, and at the same time the Governor's protest and motion were placed in the hands of Adams he was informed and as sured that if he would dismiss the taking of the depositions, Governor Bennett would appoint him (Adams) District Attorney, for the First Judi cial District, in the place ot Judge Clark, resigned, at a salary of $1,500 per anuum, and more than twenty-one months to servel But Adams, al though a political friend of Bennett's, was an honest man, and spurned the base proposition, and proceeded and took the depositions. The motive of Bennett in this dirty little transaction will be better understood when it is known that had Adams declined to take the depositions, the evidence iu relation to the election and the re turns from Nez Perce county could not have been taken within the time prescribed by Congressional enact ments for a contestant to gather up ,iis testimony." Bennett in his letter of May 24th garbles and misstates the "Boise City Correspondent's" state ment. Bennett writes as follows on the subject: "There is a direct and jositive charge of offer ot bribery on my part, the proof of which the au thor of the above correspondence says is "on record " By observing the corrcsjiondcnt s ar tide it will be seen that all that is ns -j serted as being "on record' is the affidavit and motion to dismiss the taking of depositions, or the protest and motion to dismiss as stated by the correspondent. The remainder ot correspondent's artie e touching that subject, is an allcRation (bunded prin cipally upon the declarations ot Mr. Adams himself, and the correspon dent's opinion drawn from the fads and circumstances of the motives that actuated the Governor in the "little dirtv transaction. Bennett further states in his letter of May 24th as to! lows: "Knowing that Mr was the very person who had, in vio lation of law, undertaken to the duties imposed upon the County Commissioners, owned and canvassed _ v . • ,, .. the votes of Nez Perce couniy, tue very matter in question, and knowing * 1 . v Dll* . that he was not a Notary 1 UUlIC, nev- ; the ! , Adams t perform n; I * er having given bond or qualified as such according to law, 1 simply ex«*r cised a legal right, and made an davit of these tacts and forwarded it to Mr. Adams." The affidavit of Gov Bennett and motion referred to and sent to Mr. Adams will be found at tached to the following affidavit of W. G. Langford Esq. G. Langford Esq. TERRITORY OF IDAHO, 1 CoCKTT or NXZ PzilCK. ) I. W. G. Langford, being duly sworn, on my oath say. that I reside iu L*-wistoo. N*l Per ;s county, Idaho territory, and am by profession and practice an Attorney at Law. aud as such, ou the 15th day of February, A. I>. 1875. wm employed to ta«r depos itions before H. O. Adam*, aettng Notary Public in said county, in the contested election esse, between R. 8. Fenn and T. W. Bennett, for the seat iu the 44th Congress of the United Stales, as Delegate from and Territory; that ou Mid day in pursuance of a proper u»<tice, I appeared l>efore aaid Notary Public, in said city of Lewiston, to take depositions in said cane, whereupon said H. O. Adams asked tue if said depositions might not be taken before some 1 other officer, as be would prefer Mid course. I. j then and there, informed said Adama that this could not be done, as the notice was given to lake them before him. and no new notice could be served to taka the depositions within the irae required by law. Said Adams responded, that to take the drpo sitions, would work a great hardship upon him, for he had been promise i the appointment of District Attorney for tho First Judicial District of Idaho Territory, from Mid Bennett, at the same time that a certain paper was handed to him, which paper it in the words and A urea of a copy thereof, which is hereto attached, marked ••A." And fro»" the trans action be understood that if he granted the said motion, that he should receive said appointment, wbioh was worth about three thousand dollars per annum; and if he took the depositions he would not receive a-Id appointment. I argued w fh said Ad ams. that g ai-ting of said motion on said affidavit would do Bennett no good, for, if he refused to take the depositions I should prove the refusal, and the reasons therefor. At last. I, upon the importunity of said Adams, consent* d to adjourn the takiug of depositions until tho nez» day. February 16. 1876. at whie . time Adams proceeded to take the deposi tions. (Signed) W. G. I AKGFORD. Subscribed and sworn to. before me, this 39th day of April, A. D. 1876. J. O. BERRY, Probate Judge, Nez Perce Co., I. T. •A." TERRITORY OF I »AHO. \ Boisr C»tt. Feb. 6. 1876. | In the matter of contest of election of Delegate in Congress front the Territory of Idaho, wherein 8. 8. Fenn is cout**xtant sail T. W. Bennett is re fir ued Delegate. Now comes T. W. Bennett, the returned Delegate in »he above-mentioned cause, and being by the und* reigned, the < lerk of the Su preme Court of flie Terrtto y of Idaho, duly sworn, upon Ids na f h says; That he has been notified by the said contestant, that, on the 15th day of Febru ary, 1875, at the town of lrwiston, county of Nez Perce, in snid Territory, hefore H, O Adams, he would take testimony io e used in the determina tion ot said contest, and the said nffl rat lurthur says thst the said II O. Adams Is an important wit ne«e for him. the said returned Delegate, he, the said Adams, having been one of the parties who (lie ssid affiant alleges did illegally open and canvass the votes cast at the election on the 3-J day of Nov 1874. in said comity ot Nez Perce, for Delegate to » 'ongreas, as charged in the answer of said returned Delegate to the notice of contest of aaid c >utestaut. and further says uot. (Signed ) T. W. BENNETT. RnhsrriVel and sworn to b- fore uie, this 6th day of Febr» ary, A. D. 1875 _ » A. I*. RicHtBDSON, af.al j Clerk Supreme Court, I. T. Wn»r.KOPow, I. the undersigned, th# aaid return ed D-dega-**. iu » ve t'-at the avid H O Adams, in consideration of *be promises, dismiss (he said cause, and r*-fum to take any tea-imouy fbvr»in R gited) T- w. CEN NUT. It iv II Ih< dlmcrrcd that nut one Wuid is oaid iu. the uffiiavit, ur nc* companying itnflWf qusijttoDJng Ad ams power or right to aot m ijkmg the depositions by reason of wegu larity in the bond, or his manner or qualifying as Notary Publie, as is stated by Bennett in his lettes of May 24th was the case, and he »eat be possessed of a most convenient or treacherous memory. , Positive and direct proofs of fraud ulent and base propositions can ad dom be obtained. But in this case as in many others, circumstances cairy with them full convictions. It will be borne in mind that the foregoing affi davit and motion of Gov. Bennett was placed in the hands ot Adams, within less than fortv-eight hours previous to February 15,*1875, the time fixed for taking the depositions, Gov. Bennett and myself were both iu Boise City from the time of serving my notice of contest until later than February 15th, the day fixed for taking depositions before Mr. Adams, at Lewiston, of which notice had been duly served on Gov. Bennett. Still neither the Gov ernor nor his attorneys gave me or any attorney of mine a notice, or even an intimation that objection would be raised to Mr. Adams taking the depo sitions. The whole matter was con ducted clandestinely on Gov. Ben nett's part, and is iu keeping with his general character. 1 also invite the attention of the public to the follow ing affidavit of Jasper Hand, Esq., up on the same subject: TERRITORY OF IDaIIO. I -jq, j am acquainted with h. o ot ** idcoumy * and ,Uo ■ cUug up in tbe matter KTÂÂJTSÂTÏÏS Ad.m. r»,.ii»d: • v appoint me. but If » P po»nt m-. • *"■*•*•«••• •• P« Ml '» •'*'•« ; .StaUrmum of May 25tb. and tl.ta affidavit la made. Cot'NTT or Nk.Z PKMCS. I Juinr Kami being duly aworn, aaya: I-ra«ida at Leaiaiou. iu the county if Nez Perce, and Territo ry oi Idaho, am an Attorney and Counsellor at Law. A dama, late a xd. 1 bat on or about the 14th day of February. 1875. at Lewiston, in aaid county, the aatd H. O Adame requested me to aee W. O. Langford and aak him if the evidence in vh- coutraled election between 8. •*. Kenn and T. W. Dennett could not be 'aken in aorne way other than before him. (Ad ! am» ) I re-narked that I waa u*>t au attorney lor ettner party, aud did not care about l>e.iig mtsrd AJatua Mid it would be to his the fact la m Governor lietitie t claiming that I am an important witness for him iu thia coûte at. and be wiahra me to dis miss the matter. Adams then further Mid to me it 1 (Adam*) diamias the matter, aud do uot take the evidence. 1 will be appointed LMa n«-t Attorney, but if 1 do taae it 1 will not be appointed, and it will be three thousand dollars out of ray pocket; then Sliding that those were t. e reasons why he did no: wish to take the evidence, whereupon, 1 inform ed him that I would speak to Lane ford m i elation to the matter, aud on the same day talked with Langford, in regard to the Mme. At the l tue that Adams stated the foregoing to me, I remarked to t Adams that, in my opmiou it «»old not make any difference with the Governor. so far as the appoint ment of District Attorney was concerned, whether he («damai did or did not uke tue evidence; when »-• a will. If I dismiss It he will I lake the evidence he will not appoint 4th I have read the communication of Oovemnr Bennett, as published in the Idaho Tn- ttVAfy for the purj* se of replying to that |»art of the com munication which ap|>ears m extracts from the lit ters of II U. Adams to Governor Be.melt and Judge I Cnrla, and not for Ihe purpose of advancing the in terrais of Mr. F> nn. or for injuring Governor Ben nett. hut for the sole purpose of placing the author ship of the report of bribery, m alluded to to the communication where ti belongs. fttb I am not. neither have I been, attorney for either of the parttea who are contending for the Delegateehip to Congress. Further, 1 have been in formed that ihe Mid II. O. Adams hu male the same statements to other«, and that they will make affidavits of the facta. (Signed) JA8PAR RAND. Subscribed and aworn to. this 3d day of Juna A. D. 1876, before me. (Signed) JOHN G. PF.RRY, Probate Judge Nez Perce county, I. T. • ; 1,1 prcilliM *, |y Voluntary, I nCVCT having Before concluding sworn evidence I will again quote from the Governor's letter of May 24th. Speaking of Mr. Adams, the Governor writes: "Well, let us see what this honest man says. In a letter dated April 27lli, and which letter was pure written, or spoken, or authorized to be written or spoken a single word on the sub ject, Mr. Adams says: "My attention was to-day, for the first time, called to a communication in the Idaho World, in which the following language ia used:" (Then ho quotes the precise portion of the correspondence which 1 have given above, and proceeds b» say:) "GovernorBennett never wrote to me in refference to the taking of depositions, or the District Attorney ship^ Neither has he or any one else given me 'assurance'or 'informed' me that if 1 would dismiss ihe taking of depositions, he would appoint me Dis trict Attorney." Governor Bennett, in copying only a short extract from that letter, has shown that at the time of writing the communication, as at all others, he has been fair, just, conscientious, ami spurned "ways that are dark," and the only conclusions I can arrive at why the whole letter was not published, is that the pres sure of his executive duties precluded his ever reading the whole letter of Mr. Adams, as had he been aware ot the language of the entire letter, his high sense of honor would have im pelled him to publish the text entire. To fill the slight vacuum i insert the following, furnished Mr. Cliarh'fl G. Kreiss, of Lewiston, by Mr. Adams himself, aud the affidavit of Mr. Kriegs iu refference thereto: Lewiston, I. T. April 27, 1875. My attention was for the first time to-day, called to a communication in the iPAHn World under the heading of "Speo.al Corresponde* ice to the World" m which the following language ia used: "To make public the contempt ible efforts of Bennett and his hounds to defy the will of the people and wrest from them and the contestant Mr. Fenn, their rights, it might he sta ted that it is on record that Governor Bennett wrote to H. 0. Adanps. No tary Public in Nez Perce county to whom a commission bad been «eu* to take depositions on behalf of Fenn— protesting against his proceeding to take depositions, and also sent him a motion to dismiss the matter. And at the time tho Governor's protest and motion were placed in the hands of Adams, he was informed and assured that if he would dismiss the taking of the depositions, Governor Bennett would appoint him, (Adams), District Attorney for the First Judicial District, &c. And then further on, that Adams proceeded aud took the depositions. Now, that justice may be done, I desire to explain: It is true that my self among others, were applicants for the office of District Attorney. 1 think my application had been made about the first of January. It is true that Governor Bennett made affidavit that 1 was a material witness on the part of the contestée, and moved the dis missal of the taking of the depositions by me, and it is also true that I felt assured of the appointment of District Attorney iu case I complied with the motion of the Governor. But Govern or Bennett never wrote to me in refer ence to the taking of depositions or the District Attorneyship. Neither has he <»r any one else given me "as surance" nor "informed" me that if 1 would dismiss the taking of the depo sitions he, Governor Bennett, would appoint me District Attorney, lhat was a conclusion of my own. 1 had learned that the Governor was unde ided as to the appointment of myself and one other applicant, and felt cer tain lhat if 1 complied with his motion in the matter of taking the depositions, the decision would be more likely in my favor. But being satisfied that 1 had no authority to hear and determine a motion in the matter, had no alterna tive but to take the depositions, as re quired by the commission, except in violation of what I conceived to be my duty as an officer, and 1 made the remark that I preferred adherance to duty, to the patronage of any one; or something to that efiect. TERRITORY OF IDAHO. 1 Cocimr or Nrz P».ace. j Charles G. Krien, bring duly ■ worn. Mjrs: I re side at Lawtatoo, Nez Perce c-.uutjr, I. T.. and am «ell acq»suited with H. O. Adams, acting Notary Public, and recently appointed District Attorney for the l*t Judicial District ot Idaho Territory, that on or about the 3d day of June. 1875. aaid II. O Adam* called upon this affiant, aud called the attentum of this affiant to au artie!« published tu the Boise City Tri- Wrekty Stalrtmom ot May XMh. bearing date May 34th, 1871. over the signature of T. W. Rennet . and asked this affiant if be had seen an affidavit made by J as par Hand T Affiant answered ••No.** Adams then Mid tbat be bad heard be had made an »ffi<Uvil which reflect«*! on him. (Ad# i»). uid Mid h«* wubfil b# could him. sod *bow bun • copy copy of the letter, be bed «eut to the Governor. He then Mkcd Hit* tffiint to go with him to hte office for the nmpoMof »bowing 1 hie «(fient m copy of the letter. Upon arriving at the office, he produced what he •uted waa a correct copy of the letter he had aent to the Governor, dated Aprtl 37th. and from which be »uted. Governor Bennett had quoted In hte pub lished communication of May 24th. After showing bie affiant a copy of tbe letter, which copy waa in T»a own hand-writing. 1 aaked him if be waa wt|. ling that I »hould take a copy of it? He answered '•Yea,*' and cootlnned; and stated that at first he in tended to pubh«h the letter in the Idaho Wonui, but afterward changed hie mind, and sent it to the Governor; lhat tbe Governor did wrong in publish ing only a short extract from tbe letter; when, if be had published the whole ittter. It would have put a different meaning upon it. After taking a copy of the letter I returned it to him. And affiant further says tbat the foregoing la a true and correct copy of the entire paper furnished him by H. O. Adams, at tost time. (Signed) CHAH. G. KREISS Subscribed and sworn to before me. this 22d day of June, A. I». 1876. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my offlea. W. p. HUNT. Andltor k Recorder. Ne* Perce Co., L T. The foregoing affidavit and motion to dismiss the taking of the depositions in Nez Perce county speak for them selves, and show that the only objec tions raised were the frivolous ones lhat Adams, the Notary Public, was a material witness for tbe contestée, Governor Bennett, and that Adams had illegally assisted in canvassing the election returns in Nez Perce coun ty. And still Bennett continues in his letter in the Statesman, speaking of the affidavit and motion sent to Adams, aud explaining their object as follows: Not thinking that he would dismiss the case and refuse to take tho testi mony, but simply intending that my objections should be plttced on record, and go with the depositions to Wash ington,. when 1 propose to avail my self of the matter, as 1 have a right to do." • By that admission, Bennett has stul tified himself, he simply claiming that, (»ecause a man is a material wituess for himself (Bennett), that the fact rendered him incompetent to take evi dence, when every one-knows that the taking of evidence before Adams was in my behalf, and that after my time for taking evidence should expire, Gov. Bennett liai f»ny day* in which to take anv ev.d nee he pleased—that of Mr. Adams, if desired, among the number. The fact is potent that Ben nett n<w>»r intended that the affila vit ! motion should be used before Con* gress. It was sent by Dr j Vnf . ^ to Adams himself. The affin • motion to dismiss were NeitC> for Governor Bennett darv/.ai(inf.n nA. U. * i W .»"Ullfr in the proceedings. ^ eiu , er Howe, Esq., who appeared on private depositions, nor Mr. Adams to embody the affidavit and in the proceedings, nor wa«?" 1 "■«S ,0 *7 *" y P ar, ï dur- ? and the only intimation or i edge my attorney, Mr \\ Langford, had of the existe,,* 5 papers, was derived from Mt kl before the commencement of ings. Showing fully that derstood the matterto have bee» =* -7 £ ttri* view of all the cries of tn/uretf L, cence that characterize the Governor Bennet t ? An affidavit motion to dismiss the taking 0 f th depositions is made at Boise City February 6th. It is placed in Dr L hands and conveyed with all r speed to lrwiston, and readiesfoT tmation within less than f.irtv-eiX hours, before the time fixed for takii, the depositions, ifr. Adams,wh 0w ^ and had been since January l jg^ an applicant to Governor Bennett fj an office of honor, trust- and profil within his gift, with a salary of $] 5^ per annum and lees. The motion and affidavit is placed in bis (Adang', hands, and is never adverted toduriii the proceedings by either Mr. Adan» nor the attorney appearing for Gov Bennet, J. M. Howe, Esq., who was also an applicant for the same position of District Attorney. The motion was perfectly frivolous. Mr. Langford swears that on Feb. 15th Mr. Adams informed him that Ik (Adams), had been promised theap pointin' nt of District Attorney from said Bennett, at the time the affidavit and motion to dismiss the taking of depositions were placed in hi« hands; Mr. Adams further stating toAfr. Lanj ford in the same connection, "and from the transaction he understmd that if he granted the said motion, that he should receive said appoint ment, which was worth three thousand dollars per annum, and if he toukthe depositions he would not receive nie appointment." Jfr. Band's affijivit shows that on or about February lë, 1875, Mr. Adams informed him tto "It would be to his interest not to tri the evidence, saying the fact is this: I have received an affidavit from Gov Bennett claiming that 1 am an import ant witness for him. in this cor.tesl and he wishes me to dismiss the mat ter: Adams then further said to me. - (Adams), dismiss the notice and di the evidence, I will not take . pointed District Attorney, but if lot (Ka nviHotire I will DOt l* lIlC ( i C , j pointed, and it will be three tbow** dollars out of my pocket" Why did Bennett publish only short extract from Adams' letter • April 27th, and commit tbe"*!^. putting a different meaning* than was intended by Adams. • says in the letter to Beunett, oMr 27th: "And it is also true that assured of the appointments * Attorney in case 1 complied ^ y motion of the Covcrtior. what gave him that assurance ams informed Langford ** L, ams) "had been promised the »Pr ' ment of District Attorney ^ nett," upon like * made that promise? G assurance and the promise j a character as to lullv satis) ^ as shown by his expresses time, and his efforts to escape sponsibility h>ppcn lu the • »n i n a good meal far a Who ! & Got# The extract Bennett, from Adams ^ 27th, is tally explained 1* text of the letter, ai a »"*. t , M base play of words, ^ ( j ct Bennett to distort and cha, !^ llie fit meaning. For t he <• s P°^ a 9 Gov. Bennett and his .-o iniquity, 1 publish the or my own signature, anu • t frauds, false and ntitnid And trenpral ^ men is, and general the judgment and people of the Territory S.F* Grasshopprks.— The ^^pubT from the Chicago County j t at Hush City, Minnesota * foctivc plan of getting rl pers there: i Over three thousand fl* e ^ ti of grasahoppers were «*"*^*1 this State on. Saturday, . day lash at an average P towns andioounties of jnade 1 * cents per quart 8 o® e ® as ten to thirty doll*** P^. ^ li»^ ness. 7 he buslm»* *** \ ^ ever, and now there $ »uh**** -