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Lansing, Feb. 22.- Tlie lugham county grand jury has practically coinpleted its work and adjourned nntil t omorrow inorning. There are but three witnesses needed now to complete the case, so f ar as the grand jury is concerned, against the arnendinent conspiracy of 1893 and the man who instieated and carried out the forgery of the election returns of 1891. The first witness Wednesday inorning was Jolin Cole of the auditor general's office. He was followed by Auditor General Stanley Turner, who had come over with Mr. Cole. Mr. Turnei carried a bundie which contained the vouchers for all the money paid to Attorney General Ellis since the amendment was passed in 1891. Captain Alex Cameron, the deputy land commissioner, was before the jury for a few minutes. Rudolph Lutz. who now lives in Mason, bnt in 1891 was in the secretary of state's office and a8sisted in the canvass of the vote: E. R. Haven of the land office: William Woods. colored, of the auditor general's office; Kaoherine Blair, a clerk in the secretary of state's office, who had testified before upon this matter; Henry "Whitelv of the land office, Afiele Haslett of "the land office, H. L. Shulte of the auditor general's office, C. H. Chapman and O. S. Kerr of the secretary of state's office, who had testified before, were all recalled to answer a few short and direct qnestions apon matters that they had previously rernained silent about or which confirmed statements made by other witnesses. Laksinö, Feb. 17. - The first witness before the grand jury Friday was Dr. Webster, an attorney from Ionia. He was before the jury for about 10 minutes. What he said cannot be positively known, of course; the grand jury meeting in secret. It it understood, however, that he testified that last April Jochim, on his way to Lansing. met the doctor at the depot in Iouia. Jochim tol tl him that the amendment was defeated. That was before the metting of the canvasaing board - a small circtmidiance, perhaps, but a link in the chain of evidence that the prosecutor is owly and rather painfully trying to weave. Lansing, Fb. 19.- Sena tor J. H. D. Stevens was before tlie grand jury at Mason Saturday. His testimony was to the effect that Attorney General Ellis on Jan. 21 atteinpted to induce him to assist in changing the figures of the Gogebic election returns. A. D. Garner, cashier of the People"s áaving bank at Ironwood, was also a witness. He is in precisely the same position as Postmaster Healey - that is, he signed rae of Mr. Ellis' affidavits. Lansing, Feb. 20. - Prosecutor Gardner da lares poeitively that no men is have beea lound by the grand jury and that a ballot has not even been takeu. JThere was no session of grand jnry Monday as oneof the jurora missed his train frora Leslie in the morning and did not arrive at Masou nntil evi'iiing. Mason. Feb. 21.- Fourteen witnesses were before the grand jury Tuesday. They were principally clörks in the senate and honse ot' the last legislatnre (lp]ait,u)ent clerks in the capítol. ; Ei-Clerk Warren was of the nuuiber examined aud it is believed that he gave important testimony in regard to the cauvass of 1893. He had been before the jury bef ore, but again appeared t his own request.


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