Brumagim - Mariposa 3

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Brumagim - Mariposa 3 - Reporter's Hlun!er. Perhaps the most rediculous...
Reporter's Hlun!er. Perhaps the most rediculous - ; that ever was made in taking testimony in 1 a court of law I made myself. In ;7i I was engaged professionally to repo t the case ot Clarke vs. Fremont in the 12tii District District Court in San Francisco, Judge. O. C. Pratt presiding. The suit w as one growing growing out of the Mariposa property. It seems that Fremont had promised to pay Clarke a large sum of money lor the peaceaMe delivery delivery of the posses-ion posses-ion posses-ion of the really to- to- . getlier with some improvements ii the; way of machinery etc. thereon. Mark Brumagim a banker of Sail Francisco. was ou the stand testifying to soui eon-versation eon-versation eon-versation he had with Fremont aim it tl.e ; matter. And the qne-tiou qne-tiou qne-tiou was a-ke a-ke a-ke 1 him ; what reason, it any, Fremont had as-igned as-igned as-igned j for not giving Clarke his obligation fur the i amount promised ? "Well." said Biuma-; Biuma-; Biuma-; gim "Fremont was engaged in large j transactions at the time and was afraid if he gave CiarUe his note that he wou'd put ; it on the market." To make security doubly sure, as la wyes sometimes will do, j the same question was a-ked. a-ked. a-ked. only in a dil- dil- i ferent shajte. half-dozen half-dozen half-dozen limes, and the; same answer "tor tear he'd put it on the ; market," returned. A situation like this ! is one in which a w itness generally he- he- j comes somewhat irritated answering the j Mine question so often, and either raises or lowers his voice. The witness on this i occasion dropped his voice to scarcely an j audible w hisper, in an-waring. an-waring. an-waring. and ju-t ju-t ju-t at ! that moment a truck lo ided with iron) rolled by on the colil.ie stones in front of ; the cotirt-rooiu. cotirt-rooiu. cotirt-rooiu. which entirely drowned i what he said, and I thought his answer! was "for fear he'd fm-k fm-k fm-k it rf nt w.i( j ANtoiilliiiisc lteulls. ' tigure-, ' i-land

Clipped from Weekly Oregon Statesman31 Oct 1874, SatPage 2

Weekly Oregon Statesman (Salem, Oregon)31 Oct 1874, SatPage 2
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