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DAILY CAPITAL JODRNAL.
Y HOKR DROTUBRS
THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1899.
Djlly, Ono Year 93.00, in Advanoo
Daily, Tout Month 91 00, ! Advanue.
Weakly; Ona Ym 91.03, In Advanoo
Continued from l'ugu 1.1
Q. "A a matter of tact, Mr. Dnvln
holds thin stock In IiIh niunu as tniHloo
A. No. hot ng trustco for nut, IwodiiHu
1 only mid ono-lmlf of tliu inonoy.
. Q.Whopntd tlio otliur?
A. Mr. I. L. 1'atUirHon, nnil If llmro
s any triiHtoo It in for Mr. I. I., l'nttar
Bon. 1 pniil tho inonoy for It, lint Mr.
Puttoroon ru-imbnrm'u mu for onit-lmlf.
Q. Mr. 'DiivlH wiih clmlrmiiii of tint
llupubllcnn county con t nil luunnilttuo ut
that timo, 1 think?
Mr. Cnrton 1 1 object, it Ih not a irrior
oroHH oxntninntlon mid Ih hIho liironiK
Uint, immaterial mid irrelevant.
Tlio court. You inuy uk lli uim
tlon. ' A. Mr. DuvIh wiih cliiiiruiuu of tlio
county commottvu, but 1 nin till
able to nay wliutlior tlio county con
vention mot lx-foro or nftur Unit tlniu, 1
think It was before tluit time. I think
Mr. DavIh wuh not a clmlriimn ; I think
Mr. IIondrickH wuh. However, I will
Hiiy that politicH had nothing to do with
Q. T it not a fart that he wan an In
fluential leader In the Konubllcuii parly?
A. I havo already naiil there wan no
inlltlcH whatever in thin matter.
3. Mr. l'atterwxi Ih Hoiuuthlin; of a
. tlcian, inn't he?
A. Yen, but I told you iolltiun hud
notbiiiK to do whatover with the traiiH-
Q. Did you rwiueHt .Mr. l'atterwm to
"lake any of that Htock, any iortloii of
Q. When did you lirnt talk with htm
A. I think H-'inu time in the HprhiK,
early In tlio Horing.
Q. Who IntrodnciMl the oonvurmi-lion?
A. Well, I am unable to my uiiIoph it
wan .nr. raiieruon, iiiiiihoii. jiio niat
Ur came no luuldeiilaliv at find, t idiiirli
tho Halo of tho Waite Htook, the Htock of
tlio Walto estate; it wiih ummHury to
oIhjwho of tho purHonnl property of the
Waite UHtato in order to meet the indeht
odnexH. I had beard tlio Htock wuh of
fered for nale, 'and at Home of our ineot
iii(;n it wan first oamially mentioned and
afterwanlH It iihmiiiiimI more delluite
form. Tliu niHiilt of It nil wiih, we con
cluded to buy the Waite Mock if It could
bo obtained at a reiiHoi u e figure ho that
wo could meet witli no uM. I hap
pened to mention that to a friend of
mine and be mii'Htod that we purchiiM
the llyarn nlook.
(J. And you did ho?
Q. 1 will auk you thiH (iuwlliin find,
If you did not have Home trouble with
Hofer HroH,. over tliu Huttlement of a
claim which tlioy had auaiiiHt the Ito
inililicnu campaign committee for iidwir-
A. I did not. no.
Q. Did not tlioy pnweiit a bill wliicli
you refiiHCMl to pay when you were at tliu
Head of llie Koiinlillrau imrly?
A. I never wan at the bend of tin
determine- what tho orznnozatlon van.
It was during ono oleclon tboro was a
local campaign cominltteo consisting of
the prcHidont of tho Hepublicfln
League clubs in this county, tho county
chairman, the state central commit
teeman and ouo or two others; I was
asked to come down and meet with
them. I did meet with them once
The Court. I don't think tlilu tes
timony Is relevant. 1 don't pee why
you ir quire into the formation of
committeoH. Any other matter, which
hIiowm nlwtit the pnrcliaro of tho stock
may le inquired into, but I don't think
thin Iiiih anything to do with it.
.Mr. Holme. It ban taken a ramb
ling shape, I admit. I do not want to
get outsiilo of the ismies. What I am
driving at now Ih to hIiow that Mr.
Htngham was unfriendly to tlio llofura
at the timo bu purchased the stock;
that bo did not core for it iih a btiHi
hum venture, but acquired it for the
purposes wo allege in our answer, and
that there was trouble with the com
mittee. The Court. I notice that in the
pleadings there is talk of the parties
buying for olltioul reasons. Tbe
question is, Unit ho bought It, and
then if there is any otliur question
ftlsjut it they are seeking as a minor
ity of stockholders, are bore
seeking for an accounting, and
they would have the same 'right to it
whether politicians or not. I don't see
that f could, in making up findings in
tliu case consider these questions, ami
I think Unit all of the answers on that
subject would have to be stricken out
(J. What are your feelings orsoii
nlly towards Hofer HroH. Mr. Itliighum?
A. Well, ft is just about the feelings
one man has for another when the one
lias Isjeti lying ulwut him unmercifully
for two or three years, misrepresenting
lit tit and his business matters, mat
ters of no concern to any one except
Q. They wore lying about you Isiforo
you lionght the stock?
A. If you want to know why I
IsMight the stock I will tell you.
The C'ourl, It Is alwayH comisstenlto
tost the interifst of a witness by showing
bU feelings, and if anything jn'rtalns to
that he has a perfect right to ask It.
You mav answer that question?
A. I-or sometime before I bought the
stock I thought I was Isdng grossly mis
represented in my business affairs.
When I llrst heard of tliu desire to sell
the Waite stock, when It first came up
1 did not give it much attention. Home
matters occurred before that which was
nut at all pleasing. I tried to Inquire
Into it and wo hud some talk as to, the
I reliability of losing iimmi the slock, as,
whether, If wo Invested wo would lotie
our money. I with Mr. l'litteromi con
cluded we could always dissise of It. at
the amount of inonoy we paid, and tliat
wecoiiiu make no loss ny ouying It ami
could illsM)s of it at any time. Another
thing that Influenced us was that tlio
.louiiN.w. wiih Mirsislently calling Mr.
Patterson "Cnrnmoul Ike" and other
opprobrious names that riled him up,
aim we uioiiuni we e titer mil lo mi
down and lAV Mil. IIOI'KU KOMK
MONKV TO (M'lT, OH 00 DOWN
AND TI1KASII HIM, AND WK
TIIOI'UIIT WK COUI.I) I'OSSIHI.Y
no it in this wav, wk con-
CLl'DKI) T1IIH WOl'I.D I IK TDK
MUST AND CIIKAl'KriT WAY, that
we would he at the necessity of paying
money so that it cannot lie said we
were doing it for political purposes.
Aflur we L'nt tint nitwit tut Liiiil If until I
you after tlie election, after election I went
publican party, Mr, Holmes
Q. Were you a meinlsir of the exec
lltlvo committee employed to do news
paper advertising for the party?
A. Not exactly. I will tell
what I wan a member of and you can 'down there and presented my stock wold for a meiely nominal sum.
certificate), surrendered tlio old stock for
tho new. I mot Mr. A. F. Hofer, Jr.,
and told him whut I wanted; bo treated
mo courteously and said they would at
tend to It. I went down some Hint
afterwards, but be said they bad been
unable to get Mr. Chamberlln to attend
to them, afterwards I got tbe stock and
took It to Mr. Chamberlln for his signa
ture: I never had any talk with any of
thorn about the paper.
Somo Editorial Comment
On the above Ih necessary, The under
signed wish to exonerate Mr. Davis
from all criminal wrongdoing in the
transaction of acquiring the stock, and
the purpose for which it was obtained
to-wlt, to comjMjl tills paMir to Ihjcoiiio
the silent iolitlcal tool of Die men who
bought the stock lliugliam and Pat
terson. First, how did Mingham and Patter
son acquire the stock? The clerk in Mr.
I i gh uii'h olllce pi t liinghum's name as
attorney on the back of the order of the
prolsite court selling the stock of the
K. M. Waite estate to Mingham. Pat
terson's name does not npKmr on that
order of the court to soil the stock ut
private sale. If bis clerk bad not acci-
dently put bis name on there, making
Mr. Mingham appear iih attdrney for the
administrator, '.tlio whole Irumiclion
would huvoJicon kept a secret. If Mr.
Mingham In his testimony did not pa
rade himself as the friend of the widow,
and that ho acted iih attorney for
tlie administrator to save expense, this
would not put him in so bad a light.
He says he knew Judge Moise wuh
acting iih attorney for tho estate, What
did lie do? Ho waited until Judge
Moise was out of town and then offered
Ills own services to the administrator,
drew up tlio order to sell the stock at
private sale to IIIMSKI.F, (but really
to himself and Patterson, which was a
fraud,) and asked tlio administrator
NOT TO TKI.fi Mrs. Walto nor tlie
liefer WHO IT WAH WANTKD TDK
Mr: Mingham testifies that the stock
wuh a good Investment, that they con
cluded they could always disuse of thu
Btoek.Vnd that wo could make NO LOSS
MY IIIIYINd IT." If this was true
why did they not buy it at public open
sale? Mecauso they knew this town
was full of men who would not let the
stock go to Mingham and Patterson un
der the circumstances, so he had to buy
secretly "to help the estate."
If It is a gissl Investment ami they
nan got their money back at any time,
why do llioy go into court and demand
an accounting, and when they utterly
fail to prove a single item of all their
scandalous charges, why do they appeal
to the supreme court hut to make Hofer
Mros. hundreds of dollara of expense? It
Ih plain they give themselves tlie lie
when they say they did not buy for
Mr. Mingham knew thestraitoned con
dition of thu Waite estate. If he was so
anxious to HKI.P TDK WIDOW and
"HAVK KXPKNSK" why did be not al
low tlie stock, to ho sold at public wile
and let the community know that Ming
ham ami Patterson would bid for It?
There are plenty of men in this town
who would have bid that stock up
AMOVK PAR Instead of Icttlm ti I...
Mr. Ulngbam's claim of being an!
mated by a desire to help tho widow is a
fraud on tho face of It. He was guilty o
an unprofessional act of conduct in tak
ing advantage of his friendly relations
with the administrator, of securing a
private sale of tho assets of the Woltc
estate without tlie knowledge of tbe
legal adviser of the widow, and procur
ing its sale to himself as an interested
Wo are well aware (hat UiIh suit of
Mlnglium mid Patterson Ut have a re
ceiver appointed is now before tho su
premo court for decision, and wo would
not seek to discuss tliu merits of the
ciso before that august tribunal. Hut
wo do believe, lieforo Ood and man, that
it would bo an act of justice for tlie
court lo heme an order annulling that
sale of stock procured by Mr. Mingham
of himself, by himself mid to himself,
while acting free gratis for tlie widow to
Search all the probate courts of our
country and wo do not lsjlievo that such
a tiling was ever done by a lawyerclalm
ing to bo a reputable attorney. What
did Mr. Mingham want the stock for?
Ho testifies that wo had been "lying
about him unmercifully for two or three
years, misrepresenting him and his
business matters." What had been
said was Unit bo had collected dolfh
qnont taxes against the Oregon Pacific
railroad. Tho courts gavo Marion county
a judgment for taxes of about f 12,000, as
the courts gavo to all other counties that
bad tax claims. Remember tho judg
ment waH to UiIh county. Ilingham
claimed t contract with the county, not
a word of which was on record by which
lie took out 10 ior cent as his own fees,
and turned tho rest over lo the county.
When Tiik Jouu.vai. compelled him to
at least file a bill for bis services, it was
shown that he bad taken several hun
dred dollars too much mid be paid it
back. ThiH is what ho calls "lying
about his private business!"
WHAT reputable lawyer would be
caught In such practices? WHAT re
putublu lawyer would want to bo cauglit
taking pay from tlio county to coined
the county to pay 'warrants illegally Is
sued on a job of contracting declared by
tlie grand jury to have been u fraud?
WHAT reputable lawyer would try to
force himself on the county us its legal
ajviser when bo failed to elect his can
didate far district attorney?
WHAT reputable lawyer would by
IKillticiil push get sucli H.itty biiHiiiess iih
general delinquent tax collector, and
thou when the people arise ami knock
him out in tlie courts, get tliu county to
fight liis case with public .money tlie
taxpayer fighting bis own interest to en
rich Mr. Mlngliaiii. Criticising such uc
tioiiH Ih whut Mr. Mingham calls attack
Ing his business.
In conclusion, it should bo recalled
Hint the Walto stock was never publicly
offered for sale. The private order of
sale was drawn up by Mr. Mingham to
sell It to himself. Patterson mid lliug
liam bought tlie Htock secretly mid it
was intimated to Hofer Mros. that all
they asked was to 1st let alone. When
Hofer Mros. showed up lliugliaiu's tax
collecting scheme lie begun suit to have
a receiver appointed and to demand an
Cobwebs about a house are usually the lgn
that the housewife has more than she can do,
the way she goes about it; that all her time
and strength are utilized in doing heavy work;
that she uses soap in her cleaning. If she
would only use
i7 Av?i VraMirxv
Do vou want to di
heavy work would be so lightened that the little things neetln t be
neglected. Gold Dust gies a woman time to rest, time to Usit, time
to read, and time to sew. It Is much better and cheaper than soap for
all cleaning. For greatest economy buy our large package.
THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY
CHICAGO ST. tOUS NtwmK BOStON
One of several styles of Crash Hats,
A suit of -Balbrigan Underwear.
A neat dressy Golf Shirl.
A good heavy Working Shirt,
A fine silk Tie--PufT, Teck, or 4-in-hand.
A swell Golf Cap in Plaids or English Checks.
GJ. Johnson & Go.,
Do youwantto getwell?
Ifyouwant to Die keep rluht on .fjlllnK ?"
M.tcmwltli MINKKAIj nnil other l'OIHUNSm
tf.e 35"f DltUUtl and ewd medic
ir tin want to icot KNIIKhlji OUUfcU.
WKf.1 ! and KTOUT. nnltsllowlnir doctor, to
EXI'KHIMKNTon Ja njtli drugs undtry
DH. ,J. V. COOK,
Olllce :101 Liberty Street, Salem, Or.
He has cured scores of. people- since lio caino
to Hnleiu. He lsl reputable iiriiclltioiier mm is
a graduate of two lemilly eliarterp.1 college;.
A? to his standing fts a citizen and lil rollnlill;
Ity as a Imslnoss man, any ono can tie conN Inced
that ho In not only a good cltben hut an honest
man. He ha been llwl about. and mlsrepre-
- I .. .I.ti limit in knlain Mllf MM I'fttl
count his frlendmunoiig.tho hoot citizens '
Salem ami Willamette Valley. Ills bot friends
are lliimi whom he has, CI HKD His remedlos
are tho result of a lifetime ot tu ly, and Judging
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liy mo uinrTviuii cuni' imi"ihh-'i iih ...........
home, tthero Ills pHtlenla may lio wien ami
tnlkfil with, no one hols elek should hesitate-
to Mie nira, ..... . nt. i
Ho absolutely curM nil kinds of Chronic
Ul8en.e, aner uu uuitr kuiwiii im; ....-..i
such as Cancer, Uni el, Mdpov '1 rouble, Hone
Dlnases. Asthma, t-kln U'wases, KtC, without
thoaldoftlw Knife, l'lnelors or 1'ulsoii, and
with no pain wlintovcr to iho patient.
S, C, STONE, M, D,
Stone's Drue: Stores
The stores (two In ntiinbcr) nro located a
No. a35 mid 333 Coinmcrelal street, and arc
well stocked with a complete line of drugs and
medicines, toilet nrtlclos, perfumery, brushes
etc., etc., etc.
Has had some 25 jears experience In the prac
tice of medlclncnnd now makes 'no clihrge for
consiil'atlon, ciamlnation or proscription.
Screen Doors and Windows,
BcrOBtf cloth etc., Poultry
rwJt Hw.i fencing of all
k...aa ami shingles.
SA-UKM KBtNOK WORKa,
Waltkb Mohluv. I'mo.
d.4-15 ( Utate Street
HED FRONT LIVERY
FirstClass Feed .and Boarding
104 COMMBItCTAL StKECT.
Wm ULLREY, Prop.
Best FigJ. for Commercial Men
Stables III same block Hotel Wlllamotu
43S"Nufu .teams und comfortable rli
for liidlcMancl fuiully drlylnif ti spe:
Iitlty. Horses bouided by duy, week
or niontb and best or cutlsfiictlon
U'unruntecd. 31 tf
257 COMMERCIAL STREET.
accounting of tlie bti.-iueHH for nine
yearw prior to bin acquiriiiK any intercut
whatever. Thu milt wuh begun by tliu
Hiiighum ami DuvIh, but iih it u iih finally
ilevoluped thu men who were tiutting up
the money wore Uinghutn ami l'atterHon,
ami while they deny thfH, tlieir inveHt
inent win a political Hpeciilation. How
much of Collector I'littorcou'ri money
1 1 iih gone in tliiri luuHiiit no one will ever
know. Thai they are conducting the
light of the .Milclioll-Mellrido faction of
tlio Republican party no intelligent man
can doubt for a moment.
The Modern Beuuty
Thrives nn good food and hiiuhIiIiiu,
with plenty of exorcine in the open air.
Her form glowH with health and her face
blooniH with itM beauty. If her HyHtein
iicoIh the eleuiiHlng action of a laxative
remeiiy, miiii uhoh t no uent e am n imi.x.
ant Syrup of Fign. made by the Calif
ornia Fig Syrup t ti. only.
Theru Ih n tlmu for all thing Tlio
timo to Uko HeWltt's Little Kurly
tvisum in viiuii yciu aru suiiuritig iroin
cunsMoatluii, or ether troubles.' Tlioy
noyer gripe. Stono Drug Jstort-s.
We will shoe your liorhe, build or
repair your wagon or Implements
Being located to May our rutrons
have u guarantee that our work will
be satlhlaclory. Hliop lOOCIiemeketn
street. Tcleolione 2'M. 4-1 tr
All people are hereby notitled tliat a
tax on Itaorri of ITic for retonipering
Ih how on ami can bctmitlutthuxhop
of Sim 11. White and Co. nt High
street, opixiiite the Court Houk'.
'I here Is only one plaie
in toMii to cct a
If you are n stranger, ask
your neiiihtwr, he will tell
joutogotoW. V JOHNS
Jus- batik of tin Kcd Fiont
Uiug Store. 4.i5dwim .
niv- ''conistV im7
A Small Leak Will Smk a
In time, and a Hindi leak in your
drain pipe in the cellar will containin
ate your entire liouco with disesiiHe
germs. Only the beet military plumb
ing can hiu your lionfo from fevers,
diptlieria and germ diseai-od. As sani
tary plumbers we are oxpertu, vu make
a Hiiecialitv of tin) ciiiiiiilntit flttlm. nn
of building homes and in tlie moat
skillful manner. Kstimutes are gien to
contractors and liuilden .
214 COMMERCIAL STREET.
Telephone No. 2371
The Geo, M, Bcclcr
Alwuys to the front with best
rates and policies In tlio leading
Dn you wunt, worK, or need help
of any kind? Apply at once.
Property to lent. IleglMcr
288 COMMKItCIAL STHEET, SALKM.
Kurtz & Hamilton
US COURT STREET.
Mukea specialty tr till kinds of
.Sheet. Steel and Galvanized Iron
woik noflng und gutterlngr u full
line of Pumps und pump thtlngs.
Prompt work and reasonable, prices.
We carry In stock the Fairbanks
wind mill. Call and see us before
iflving your order for mill or tank.
PKOMPr WORK AND LOW FRIGES
Steam Dye Work's
No. ion Commercial utreet,
opposite- Willamette hotel.
Ladles' and gentlemen's
clothing cleaned, dyed, re
paired and pressed. Finn
blankets cleaned or dyed
and nicely tinlshed. Kid
gloves cleaned, 10c; dyed
I Russelh Cyclone Thresher,
Willi most tliri"liuijr miuhiuos tho olil hiiviuk holiln rooiI,
but with tho mTSSKU, CYCUWK nml MASSll.UW KAKM
mS' KRIRN1) WIND STACKKlt it linos not, for wo roKulntu
Iho bluata tohlow whoro thoy will tlo thomout nootl. Our inn
allium fori 800 aro' motlols of porfootion. Tlioy urn huilt oapooi.
lly for tho Paciilo const Inttlo, huvo oliiitn tlrivo tmtl oxtra laruo
shoo iiutl nro auhutantinl in nil ilioirpurU. Tho OYOLONU will
tlfFosh Hha fnstost, olonn tho boat, run the lighlont and last tho
.htlY-' 0 ' -"
fiSn'iSJBig rfMlKaifc.! Hr'jtou ..-., - -"-fiyy
Ml 1 - -- - -r- - z- Fi r --
fill llllr P ( t mmliMiBSSiL
Russell Comoound Engines.
THE 1U-SSKU. COMPOfXI) TRACTIOX ENOIXE
lliemp.t porrl onKino built. It mm oiictli'lnl 'to ono nlr
... ful und wntor, is of loss weight than tho .ingle eylimlor H
nutt.i.K lUHhbJlhK, SAW MILL op HOUSE POWER wrifo
'i'lj0 MoCorinh'k Hiiulois and Mowora aro aoknowliulgftd tho
host on cinrtli, tlioy hoiug tho ohliwt and largoat inanufaturora in
hat ling, and build nothing but httrvoatora and bilulord Now is
a tjQQd timo to plauo your ordor if you naut a MoOormiok lHndor
or Mowor. Luat soioii tlioy oould not bo had at hrvut timo, aa
(ho faolory oould not miiko thoin Atst onouh.
We carry the old established lines of goods, The McCormick
bnders and mowersj Bain wagonst genuine Columbus buggies?
Racine buggies, carriages andhacksi Monitor and Tiger drills and
seedcrsj Buffalo Pitts' spike, spring-tooth, and disc harrows Moline,
John Deer and Syracuse plows agen's for Russell Cos wind
strawstackcrs and threshing machinery: McCabe Water ville hop
press, Janesville hay tools? also a full line of Extras in stock for all
of the above-mentioned snoods.
" I 't
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m "i!-.T:t,i:v1!trpt.rY:,iTiT "J1 sh -
: nomniM.t ... . . ,ls to by honest duv
.v hand, not dipd ln ft Bftin wa8n- They aro paintuH-J V
Hugnm and Hek, Surreys RI,d Truns
thorn, .nl th.y r built mofoto for JlSPi
prwwiciiii meal! und iMmyliuo
1 AC T Kn.. 1t f
Ptally for this cowl tdo. 'Vn ,;
SID. 2557 LM
Next Door to Gray Bros.
Next Door to Gray Bros.
t. M. 6roi
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