Charles Davis testifies in Case involving daughter

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Charles Davis testifies in Case involving daughter - CARL E. DOTY HELD 10 ANSWER GRA D JURY FOR...
CARL E. DOTY HELD 10 ANSWER GRA D JURY FOR ENTICING CHILD Fish Peddlar Makes Damag- ing Admissions at His v Hearing Fourteen Year Old Agnes Davis Remains Loyal to Middle -Aged Man. : Carl E. Doty, charged with having enticed 14-year-old Agnes Davis from her home at Tillamook, was yesterday given a preliminary hearing before Justice Webster, resulting in Doty's being held to the grand jury :. under bond3 of $250, in default of which he was remanded to jail. '. Doty was arrested about ten days ago at Kalama, Washington, where he had fled, following his marriage to' the girl in this city, after their hurried escapade from Tillamook. Charles E. Davis, the father of Doty's victim, and Bertha Davis, his 15-year-old daughter, were present at the hearing and testified against the fish peddler. ; Charles Davis,, when shown the paper, purporting to be the permit from himself and wife, giving consent to the union of their daughter. Agnes Davis-, to Doty, denied emphatically ever having signed it, while the girl, Agnes, admitted the document to have been a forgery. The following is a copy of the rudely written ami poorly spelled "permit" which was shown the county clerk before the issuance of the license: "This is to certify that 1, Charlio Davis and wife, Emma; Davis, do agree to give to C. E. Doty my daughter, Agnts, aged 1", with best wishes in marriage. . "Charlie Davis, "Emma Davis." Attorney W. C. Keyts. who conducted the prosecution, with difficulty traced the evidence calmly as the defendant made one damagiug admission nft.p another, while the hands of -Charles Davis, the father of Agnes, ' gripped nervously; I Doty confessed taking the child ! from her father's home, and to lcav; ing the woman, who, for twelve yearR had born? his uame. and whose child calls him father. He claimed in defense of his conduct that Agnes had t.d.fc him that her father had been criminally intinaatc with her and her istpr. accd 15 years, and that since u-, Doty, "thought his eyes of the girl. he was moved to offer ucr hon hraWn" marriacre. feeling in no way leeaHv bound to the woman who had been so long known as his wife. Dntv rsmM that on the day he start p.1 from the eoast the girl accompanied him from her home of her own free will, and with the consent of her par-ptifq. althnuzli his testimony was nt dear on that porti.-n relative to tho destination h had in mind when lie invited Acnes to g"t in his wagon. The er', Agnes, when sworn, sail that she thought she was merely going to the Dotv home, which was about six miles distant from her own home, and when Doty had failed to take the roa I leading to his farm, giving as an ex cuse that the load of fish he carried would spoil by the delay necessary to the side trip, she had consented to make the entire trip -with him, not knowing where she was going. 8he testified that at Imlejendcnce he had naked' her to marry him, to which she consented, and together they had proceeded to Salem where thev were married at the "Old Wilson' house," by Rev. W. H. Scllcck, the jastor of the First Methodist church of this city. Attorney P. H. D'Arcy made a strong appeal to the court, declaring that, two wrongs never make one right, while there were many pathetic features in the case, he believed the ends of justice might better be served by permitting the union to stand without interference since there were no legal impediments, but tho court ruled that the precedent would not be a good one to establish, and therefore bound Doty over to tho grand jury. CADS" ARE THE VARSITY GAME, FROM SPECTATOR'S WITH FEATURE WHICH 1HUSE In a snappy gri,liron battle on Wil lamette field yesterday the Willamette university warriors rolled up a score of 20 to 0 against the lads from the Salem high school. The game was replete with spectacular plays, long runs, and frequent kicking. Both teams were wcM trained, but the ovcrwln lin ing weight of the Willamette men made a one-sided contest. The high school players did not expect to win, and they are satisfied with the showing made against the 'varsity eleven. Had Willamette put the team on the field which she s' nt against Wash ington, it is hard telling where, tho score would have stopped. However, her three b-st players wer withdrawn from the liae-up yesterday, Captain Nace and launders arc out or tho game for the rest of the season, whilo Kirby is also laid up temporarily. Kirby acted as referto in yesterday's game, and his decisions were entirely tair an-1 impartial. oacn i.naso wm also out of the city, but his men not iorgei wiiai nicy nve icurucu during the past three weeks. The Willamette team has a variety of good plays, and they wad"d through the high school line and circled the ends at will. The best game for Willamette was played by her three recruits from last year's junior eleven. Booth, Cummings and Leach. Booth plays a shushing game at quarterback, and runs his team like a veteran. He is a dangerous man in an open field. Booth also handled the kicking end of the game for Willamette yesterday. Cumming played a great offensive and defensive game at fullback. He hit the line re . f I I & A 1 1 1 I 1 peatedly for big gains. Leach at end also dd brilliant work and covered himself with glory when he picked NO

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  1. Statesman Journal,
  2. 27 Oct 1907, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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