Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19??, August 27, 1915, Image 1

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    VOL. 11.
CLOVERDALE, TILLAMOOK COUNTY. OREGON, AUGUST 27. 1915
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NO. 7
and w e sat dow n fo r n sm oke. I w a ited
som e tim e fo r him to tell m e w hy he
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w ished fo r som e one to sleep in his
house w ith him . but he did uot. c h a t­
ting on o rd in ary topics u n til I rose to
go to bed. T h en I ask e d him w h a t had
Several of our customers are people we do n o t k n o w b y s ig h t
m ade him nervous.
“T h ere is a sto ry connected w ith i t
though we have done business by mail with them for years. We
Being a Story of How a
a n d I d o n 't feel like felling it to n ig h t,"
he
said.
"W
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w
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believe we have given them satisfactory banking service and can
Murder Case Was
som e d isag re eab le episode a n d a re apt
to m ake too m uch o f it. D oubtless in a
Not Solved.
give you the same satisfaction.
few d ay s o r a few w eeks 1 shall th in k
n oth in g of th e one in w hich 1 am con
Mail us Your next Check or Checks
corned. W hy ta k e up a lot o f tim e
By DONALD CHAMBERLIN
going over it w ith you. especially since
It saves you time, and TIME IS MONEY, especially at this season
it would be u n p leasa n t fo r m e to do
of the year. No need to come to tlie bank in person.
so?”
Sly telep h o n e bell rani? an d . going to
1 excused him a n d w ent to my room,
SECURITY AND SERVICE our Motto
th e in stru m e n t. 1 took up th e receiver. having told him th a t 1 m ust be u p e a r­
" Is th a t you. T hom pson?"
ly in th e m orning a n d off. fo r my tim e
"Yes."
fo r going to business w as 7 o’clock,
"I'm P ark e r. 1 w ish you to com e w hile he did not need to do so till 9
dow n a n d stay in th e house w ith mo o ’clock. 1 bade him good n ig h t, tellin g
tonight. I’m alo n e an d n ervous.”
him th a t if he should be w ak efu l to
“C ertain ly , old m an. W h a t's th e m at­ com e into m y room for a ch a t. H e
te r w ith you?"
said he expected to sleep soundly, an d u n d er large h ead lin es a s ta te m e n t th at th e cu se w en t to trial n evertheless.
“ I c a n 't ask you to dinner, for I w ith th a t w e p arted .
It is a sto n ish in g how in su ch cases
he had been found m u rd ered In Ills bed.
h a v e n 't a se rv a n t in th e house.”
In th e m orning 1 w en t out. tre a d in g T he m an w ho left th e m ilk at his back so m uch m ay be m ade o f so little.
“ Well. I ’ll he over ab o u t 0 o’clock. softly th a t 1 m ight uo t a w a k e n my door, seeing th a t th e b o ttles rem ain ed P a rk e r’s w ife before she m arrie d Pur-
friend, and em erged from th e fro n t uuem ptled w h e re he had left them , no­ k er h ad been n flam e o f m ine, b a t be
Will th a t do?"
"Yes; m uch obliged.”
door before m ost persons w ere stirrin g . tified a neighbor, w ho broke in to tlie had know n all ab o u t it. un d w e hud
P a rk e r w as th e ju n io r p a rtn e r in a A m ilkm an d ro v e up a t th e tim e und house an d found P a rk e r stab b ed to the o ften spoken of it d u rin g Ills w ife’s
large Jew elry tirm a n d a m an who carried a b o ttle of m ilk to a re a r door h ea rt. A loaded re v o lv er w as u n d er lifetim e. T he p ro secu tin g a tto rn e y got
n ev er sh ru n k from any d u ty involving H e looked at me. a n d 1 spoke to him. his pillow th u t h ad uot been used.
hold of th is in tim ac y a n d b u ilt up on
danger. T h e re fo re 1 w as su rp rised a t ex p ressin g su rp rise th a t he should
H orrified. 1 s ta rte d im m ed iately to go it u th eo ry of m otive for th e m u rd er,
his sh rin k in g from sleeping in a house leave m ilk at a house w h ere no m eals to th e bouse w h ere th e m u rd e r had lan d liu g It so p lausibly th a t it h ad u
alone. l i e w as a w idow er w ith o u t chil­ w ere served, w hereu p o n he told me been com m itted. On th e w ay 1 m et th e nark ed effect n o t only on th e Jury, b u t
dren. and th o u g h he lived in th e house th a t Mr. D arker d ra n k a -quart o f m ilk m ilkm un in com pany w ith a police­ ou the s(>ectators und th o se w ho fol­
he had occupied w ith ids wife, he took ev ery d ay a t home.
m an. On seeing me th e fo rm e r said lowed th e tria l In th e new spupers.
I called up P a rk e r th e sa m e evening so m eth in g to th e policem an, w hich 1
his m eals a t bLs club, hiring no se rv a n t
H e pictured th e volcano o f Jealousy
except fo r d ay w ork. I fancied he m u st by telephone to ask him If Th> req u ired did not hear, a n d th e tw o sto pped be­ th a t had sm ouldered In m y b re ast till
be ill. o r he w ould no t have asked any my services again, but th e re w as no fo re me.
th e op p o rtu n ity cam e, w hen 1 could
response to th e call. 1 th o u g h t noth in g
one to sleep in th e house w ith him
“ You’re w a n te d a t In sp e cto r O ’C on­ s trik e for revenge. So g rap h ic, so pic­
At 9 o'clock I ra n g his doorbell, and of this, for th e re w as no one besides n o r's office.” snid th e policem an.
tu resq u e w as his d escrip tio n o f my
he ad m itte d me him self. H e ap p e a r h im self to a n sw e r, a n d 1 presum . d he
“ I ’m going to th e bouse o f a frie n 4 of condition th a t he alm ost con v in ced me.
ed n e ith e r ill n o r troubled. He led me w as not at home. S everal d ay s passed, m ine w ho h as beeu m urd ered . I'll call
T he pistol found u n d e r P u rk e r’s p il­
in to an a p a rtm e n t he used fo r a sm ok­ an d I h ea rd n o thing from him. T hen la te r a t th e In sp ecto r’s ollice.”
low should hnve confirm ed my ev i­
ing room, w h e re he produced cigars. on ta k in g up my m o rn in a p ap e r 1 saw
“ Y’ou'll huve to go w ith me now ," dence. for 1 w as put on th e stn n d in
my ow n defense, but th e p ro secu tin g
w as th e reply.
T h en fo r th e first tim e it d aw n ed atto rn ey clulm ed th a t 1 had placed it
upon m e th a t 1 w as u n d e r a r r e s t for th e re for th u t ex p ress p u r ¡Mine. H e
P a rk e r’s m u rd er; th u t he h ad been even attem p ted to prove th a t th e pis­
killed th e n ig h t J bad slep t at bis tol had belongc:] to me a n d b ro u g h t
house; th a t th e m ilk m an had seen me fo rth u w itn ess w ho sw o re th a t he h ad
com ing ou t th e m o rn in g a f te r th e m u r­ seen It In my possession. T h is w ns a
G L .O V E R D A L B , O R E G O N
d e r had been com m itted. T h e situ a tio n clin ch er ou his theory un d n a tu ra lly
flashed upon m e and th e d a n g e r in tu rn ed m any ug n ln st me w ho had p re­
w hich It placed me. I am s u re I tu rn e d viously believed in my innocence.
H ow ever. It w ns Im possible to convict
pale, nnd I felt my legs trem b le be­
me on such evidence. A t th e co n clu ­
n e a th me.
sion of th e triu l th e Judge v ln u u lly
Not a h u m an t>eing knew of m y hav
lug been called upon by P a rk e r to stay \ d irected th e Ju ry to a c q u it me. N ever­
a t his house th e n ight he w ns m u r theless they w ran g led o v er m y case fo r
dered. I had been seen leaving it c«r!y tw o days, then re p o rted th a t th ey could
In th e m o rn in g of th e m u rd er. T h ere uot agree. 1 w as fiuully d isc h a rg e d w ith
had not been a n o th e r person in th e th e u n d ersta n d in g th a t I w ould n o t
bouse d u rin g th e n ig h t th a n m y self agnln be tried , b u t in th e eyes o f th e
I e x o ip t th e m u rd erer. W h a t ft p ity 1 public I w as n condem ned m u rd erer.
T he object o f m y life now becam e
bad no t in siste d on P a rk e r's tellin g
| m e th e sto ry connected w ith his ob- th e finding o f P a rk e r’s m u rd erer. B ut
I je c tin g to sleep in th e house alone! w h ere should I look fo r h im ? My coun-
1 T h e c irc u m sta n c e a tte n d in g m y being ' sel had m ade in q u iries th a t m ig h t lend
I th ere, to g e th e r w ith th e re v o lv er found to any one w ho h ad a g ru d g e a g a in s t
I u n d e r his .pillow , m ade it plain us th e P a rk e r and had failed com pletely. B ut
su n in heaven th a t he h ad feared som e th ere w as no reaso n w hy I sh ould n o t
enem
y. B ut all th is w ns n blank to th e ; go on hunting.
1 secu red access to
Open an account with thi9 Bank and keep your money in
re st o f th e w orld. An e x p la n a tio n m ad e P a rk e r’s p ap ers nnd sjient h o urs hi
in a courtroom u n su p p o rted by a sin ­ cu refu l ex a m in a tio n of them . Not a
vour own locality.
gle clew p o in tin g in th e sam e d ire c ­ w ord in them g ave th e slig h te st clew
tion w ould be se t dow n ns a fa b ric a ­ to any enem y. T h e police had e x ­
tion. H ow ever, sin ce I had been a hau sted th e m a tte r of ev idence o f any
frie n d o f P ark e r, sin ce my re p u ta tio n tra c k s th e m u rd e re r m ight h ave left
w ns good, sin ce I could not see how behind him a t P a rk e r's house. He had
an y m otive on m y p a rt fo r th e crim e not even left a fo o tp rin t
could be adduced . I hoped th a t com m on
I hired d etec tiv e s to w ork w ith me
sen se on th e p a r t o f th o se by w hom I
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