Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) 21 May 1887, pg 8 William Carpenter

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Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon)  21 May 1887, pg 8  William Carpenter
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coucert and Jane 21. report, excursion agreed, general 18, a THE EAST SIDE. Wm. Carpenter Held to Answer for at Niebaner. i arrangements. 01 'h-* le» B,,,m. of ,h. T«« b*» Dtfudant'B Threats--Arrival of Hzw · ---^-- -Hotog. conrt yesterday afternoon. appeared on the part of the state, and Col. Harrington for the defendant, Mlnlltir The case of the state against Wm. charged with having made an attempt to murder F. Niebauer--both of whom reside near Pleasant Home, In Powell's valley--on the Ing of tbe llth day of May, came up for examination In tbe justice court yesterday afternoon. James A CampbeU appeared on tbe part of state, and Col. Harrington for the defendant. Mr, Niebauer was called to the witness stand. He said, substantially, that on the evening of May 11 he was slashing some brash In the ot a clearing when he heard the swish of nils ball close to his head, and then heard report. Looking up quickly In the direction .^^.w^u *JUL/BIU£ uj. ijuiuoij iu tuu uiiuunuu a dense undergrowth, through an opening of tbe got to he can net re- Association Allan- California are Newberg. saw the smoke of the ritle and the form man wearing a brown "jumper." Niebauer hastened to his house and told one of his he had been shot at, and that he .believed Carpenter had done it. An attempt was at made to ascertain positively who had fired the shot. NIebanr's two sons ranged through the woods, and one came onto a man named Elnney, who was driving a team along Klnney told young Niebaner he saw Bill Carpenter Carpenter down the road, and he had a gun. Niebauer, nevertheless, proceeded until he met Carpenter. Carpenter now had no gun. Niebauer turned back and went home. The two Nleliauer boye, on the witness and Alfonso Kinney substantially corroborated the above. Mrs. Lent stated that just a few moments before the shot was fired 1JII1 Carpenter had at her bouse to see about some hogs, and then wore a brown jumper. The evidence the case showed that Carpenter was seen several several times just before and after the shooting and always was Identified with the Drosvn jumper. The defense then called Mr. Carpenter, the father of the defendant, to the witness stand. He said that about 4 P. M. on May 11 he eon William to go and see Mrs. Lent about hogs that were running at large. Mrs. Carpenter Carpenter was sick at the time and asked William lake his gnn--a Winchester--with him and kill her a bird. He took the gun, saw Mrs. Lent, shot a bird and came home. Did not see William take the bird out of his game sack, but Jlrc. Carpenter preparing it for cooking. Young Hamllu took the stand and said that be beard Bill Carpenter say he would get on Niebauer for kicking blm (Carpenter) In face some years aeo while Niebauer'd boys him down on the ground. of · ^^^^^^^ lor many years and that there had been all along, - · ^^ ^^ ·"«**!! · j ny y all along. Tbe theory of the defense was that no had been committed; that Nl.baner had been mlslaken about hearing the bullet pass close his head, and lhat Carpenter had shot a bird. Meoauer might have heard the bullet whistle when In fact tbe ball did not go anywhere him. Besides if Carpenter had wanted to murder murder Niebauer be would not have been so about It. " Mr. Campbell has spent some time In M to of l t o an

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