Congressional Edition Volume 3891

Congressional Edition Volume 3891

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: indiscretion committed by a man's friends can injure him unless that man is his agent authorized to represent him in the transaction. That point I do not think it i9 necessarr to argue. The Chairman. Certainly I personally do not wish to deprive you of any privilege of argument or suggestion; I do not want to argue these points against you, but your argument now tends to the idea that we must begin with Senator Clark; that this investigation, which extends over a wide field, must begin by showing Senator Clark's connection with persons and transactions before the transactions themselves are proved. Mr. Foster. Exactly. The Chairman. That is an important point in this case. If the committee so hold, then that rule will be applied; but if the transactions themselves with various persons can be shown, on the averment of counsel that they intend to connect Senator Clark with them, then your objection would not be a good one. That 1 understand to be the ordinary method of trying even criminal cases. Mr. Foster. With great respect to the Senator, the corpus delicti has to be proved first. That is the universal rule. Mr. Edmunds. That is just what we are doing. The Chairman. That Senator Clark knew of a particular transaction before the transaction is proved--is that your argument? Mr. Foster. No, sir; that he knew ot it or ratified it. The proof must be first put before the Senate that the man was his agent. That is the rule in all cases, civil and criminal, and after careful investigation 1 find no case to the contrary, although frequently for convenience the point is not pressed, and they allow testimony to come in in an informal manner. Here is the leading case, the People against Parish (i Denio), decided by the New York supreme court more

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