12 THE MORNING , OREGONIAN, FRIDAY,, DECEMBER 20, 1907. MANNING TO SiT - AS GRAND JURY District Attorney Investigates Connection of Prominent Men With the Bank. SESSION BEGINS JANUARY 6 If. Evidence Is Sufficient, Indict ments Be Returned Again&t Officials and Others Connect- ' ed With Defunct Concern. W. M. I.add. M. P. Rankin. J. Thorbuin Ross. ' T. T. Buikhart. (.iur; H. Kill. " .lohn F. Shields. George A. Steel. J. W. Cook. J. F. Altchlion. These are the men whose connection with the affairs of the Title Guarantee & Trust Company has for weeks past been under the closest investigation at the hands, of District Attorney John Manning and his expert accountant, Ueorge Black. There was a persistent rumor abroad yesterday that District Attorney John Manning was delving into the connec tion these men have had with the bank, with the view of indicting them, if the evidence warrants, just as soon as the January term of the Circuit Court is open. Kvcry act of the officers of the bank and those who have had dealings with the institution is being closely ex amined into' by District Attorney Man ning. While Mr. Manning was about ready to take action, and would have done so Verhaps before this, but for Judge Cle land's decision that the District Attorney could not sit as a grand Jury until the January term of court, which does not begin until January 6. he Is satished to wait until" that date. That Indict ments would have been brought against some, if not all of the men named In the list before this, is evident. The delay will not cause any change in Mr. Man ning's plans. Instead it has given him more time in which to dig deeper into the business methods resorted to by those connected with the Inside workings ot the bank, and those on the outside who were directly benefited. District Attorney Manning and the le gal talent that he has called to assist him in the Title Company investigation hold dally conferences, and as Kxpert Black reports the Jindlng of some new evidence of fraud and flagrant misuse of the people's money, the matter is fully discussed. For two days past Deputy District Attorney Bert Haney and Mr. Manning have been devoting their en ergies Into getting at the bottom of the "Hawkeye" deal. Just what glaring deals they have discovered in the con nection with this subsidiary concern, they will not divulge, but they both admit that this deal was perhaps one of the most flagrant put Into operation by the bank officials. Mr. Manning declared yesterday that between now and the be ginning of the new term of court he would not conduct his Investigations as a grand Jury, but merely as District At torney. He would not give the names of the men under suspicion, or of those who may be indicted, but he did say that when the time came for him to act he would do so, no matter what business standing the men facing Indictment hold. clinlng to accept some of the bids by the advice of Treasurer Werleln, but the lat ter explained that he did not intend to influence the committee by what he said at the committee meeting. As a matter of fact, the committee members refufeed certain bids of premium and accrued interest because they" thought the Water Board was in with a bid for $35,000 worth of the issue. In this they were mistaken, but it is understood that the Board will bid next time. No action was taken by. the Council toe cause it was declared that, should a mo tion carry to instruct the ways and means committee to sell the bonds, no premium bids would be received. The committee will therefore be independent when the next bids are opened. Vetoes Lampblack Ordinance. T.ana llQC Ttnd the SO'CallCd lampblack ordinance, so designated be cause it specifies the use of that material for coloring cement sidewalks. In a rt u ritv fniincil. read at the UTTOagC i - -1 - - -- ' session yesterday afternoon, he stated that his veto was because oi a cicncu error. The veto was . unanimously sustained.- The ordinance will be rewritten and submitted at a future session of the Council. George Hamlin, Tenor, in Concert . THE PROGRAMME. -in Thee I Bear so Dear a Part" (Haydn "Phyllis Has Such Charm ing Graces" (Young) -, "The Trumpet's-Loud Clangor" (Handel); "Im" Abendroth"' (Schubert); "Linden laub" (Old German) ; "Auftraege" and, Provencalisches" (Schumann) ; i.e Rol D'Ys" (Lalo); "Botschaft" (Brahms); "Im Kahne" (Grieg); Helmllche Aultorderung-1 (Strauss); "Hail. Bounteous May" .(Brans combe); "Day Is Gone" .'(Lang); "The Crying of Water" (Campbell Tipton); "Marriage Morning" (Sul livan); "My Ships That Went a-Sail-ing" and "To My First Love" (Loehr); "Night" (Landon-Ronald ) ; and "The Year's at the Spring" . (Beach). ' LEAVES M TRACE Bradley, Murderer of Police man Gittings, Escapes. . CORONER HOLDS INQUEST No Xew Facts Developed, and Ver dict Is in Stereotyped Form. ritirul Condition of Mur dered Man's Wife. " The police have been unable to find any trace of Melville G. Bradley, who shot and killed Policeman John W. " Gittings Wednesday night. One or two false ru mors arose during the day, one of them that Bradley was seen on the West Side and another that he had committed sui cide and had been found in the river; but as a matter of fact no real clew seems to have been found, or even one that would afford a reasonable working: basis leading to the discovery of Bradley's whereabouts or the direction of his flight. The Inquest held by Coroner Finley at 2:30 P. M. brought out no facts other than those known on the night of the rourder and already related, and the Jury's finding being- that Gittings had come to his death from the effects of a wound in the breast caused by a revolver fired by Bradley. While no direct evidence has been pro duced to show that Bradley had actually, .threatened Gittings' life either on the day of the killing or any time prior thereto. PLENTY OF WATER ADVICE AND PRESCRIPTION BY EMINENT AUTHORITY. TABLES AIRBRAKE MATTER Council Will Not Consider Ordi nance Until Next Month. Airbrakes for . Portland trolleycars will not be discussed further by the City Council until its first meeting in February, this having; -en decided at Its special session yesterday after noon. Councilman Cellars made a mo tion to table the proposed .ordinance that was under consideration, and' the matter thus -went over until next year. A majority report and two minority reports were made by the street com mittee, the members of the committee being unable to agree upon details, although they believed the cars bhoulci be equipped with airbrakes. No action was taken on either report. Oskar Huber. constructing engineer for the Portland Railway, Light & Power Company, spoke and assured the members of the Council that the company is put ting on air brakes now as fast as new cars are received, a special- force of workmen being engaged for this purpose alone. He said that his company is doing all in its power to equip its cars with air brakes, and that It will demonstrate, in a reasonable time, that no ordinance Is re quired. Members of the Council, however, wish to have every car on the city's streets equipped with air brakes, but Mr. Huber declared that to attempt to force the com pany to do this would be outrageous, as many of them are small, and, he stated, will be put out of commission soon. SQUABBLE OVER BOND SALE Ways and Means Committee Asked ,to Explain Action. v An animated discussion enlivened the special seesinn of the City Council yester day afternoon, when a report of the ways and mean;' committee on the matter of the sale of certain improvement bonds Cfime up. Evidently more because Of a misunderstanding of the facts than any thing else, some of the- Cour.cilnien spoke harshly of the action of the committee in fulling to dispose of the entire is3ue of JMO.OOO. Only a portion of the issue was disposed of at last Tuesday's sale because it was thought that insufficient premium was offered. "I move that the ways and means com mittee be instructed to sell those bonds at their next meeting." said Councilman Ba ker. "They have been fussing around al together too long, and it is time this mat ter was settled and the contractors paid." Councilman Annand seconded Mr. Ba ker's motion, and when the latter wished to withdraw it later, in view of an ex planation made by Councilman Rushlight. Annand refused to give his consent. "I think the ways and means commit tee has had the matter of those bonds In Ity hands long enough." said Mr. Annand. "and I think something should be done now to get the ifsue sold." , "The discussion is out of order." ex plained Councilman Rushlight, "because the section of the charter providing for the sale of bonds gives the ways and means 'committee authority to sell or to reject, as the members see fit, and it is not a matter for the Council as a whole to act upon, except to adopt the report. We felt that in rejecting some of the bids offered we were conserving the lntere-jrs of the city, as it was said by City Treas urer Werlein and others that the bonds were worth more than par nnd that we should get a premium of at least 1 per cent." Councilman Cottel said that the com mittee was In large part influenced in de- BY J. M. QCENT1N. POR lo! these many moons. Portland has sighed for a tenor. Not a high baritone, but a real, lyric tenor with, a voice of melting sweetness yet with such volume that lie can take a ringing B flat above the staff and not cough. A voice with honest declamation in it, ' of suffi cient strength to insure respect. People crowded the Heilig Theater last night and heard such a rara avis tenor, George Hamlin, tenore primo, of Chicago, and an American at that. To say that he pleased the audience is to state the fact mildly they raved over him and some women applauded so much that they damaged their kid gloves. At last. Misses Steers and Coman, impresari, have brought a singer to Portland in the person of George Hamlin who has the good fortune to be a No. 1 musical success. ' Now. I "know that some people and may their memory be blessed are never happy except when they are trying to knock professional artists who are in the top-liner class, and it may be that Mr. Hamlin did not please them. It may be also- that some of these critic-singers delude themselves by thinking that they can sing better than Mr. Hamlin, but I doubt it. I cannot find any flaw in him, except that he was just occasionally a trifle hoarse when he came to an "upper thin" or head-register passage. The hoarseness was undoubtedly occasioned by the weather and by the constant use of his voice in the long concert tour just completed for Mr.- Hamlin leaves this morning to spend his Christmas holidays at his home in Chicago. Technically, it was a real voice lesson to hear Mr. Hamlin sing. He is not a grand opera tenor, but can you think of a beautiful, liquid, natural voice, even-as-a-rock In tone delivery, and marked by fine sentiment? That is Hamlin, and he Is as good as any going in concert or oratorio. It is easy to believe that he made quite a sensation in critical Ger many. Iast night, he announced from the stage with one exception the. titles of all his encores an innovation which was both pleasing and convenient. His encores: "Across the Hill" (Rummell); "Roses in the Garden" (O'Neill): the drinking song from Mascagni's "Caval leria Rusticana," and a die-away-love-song to "Mary." Hamlin's compass extends to high C in altlssimo but his music last night only' called for high B flats and he sang these with fine, sparkling- volume. Only two of his songs are hackneyed here, "To" My First I-ove" and- "The Years afthe Spring." bul. that Is a small matter. "Hail, Beauteous May" is composed by Miss Gena Branseombe, of Chicago, now a member nf the faculty of Whitman College, Walla Walla. Wash., and for this number she proved to be an artistic ac companiste. The song is one of striking: beauty. Mrv Hamlin's own accompanist was Krtwiri Schneider, of Chicago, who played with unusual sympathy and skill. SEEKS A CITY. FRANCHISE National Automatic Fire Alarm Company Applies to the Council. The. National Automatic Fire Alarm Company is seeking an ordinance of 23 years' duration from the city, and Coun cilman Bennett introduced the measure Into the assembly yesterday afternoon. The principal benefit accruing to the mu nicipality, so far as disclosed, is from the boxes now installed-by the concern and from those to be put in. The company now has a system in Portland, but by the terms of its fran chise, if passed, becomes possessed of au thority to make extensions and improve ments, connecting its wires with the city fire-alarm system, and to- install its apa ratus along with the city's at the City Hall, where the alarm system Is estab lished with operators. According to the provisions of the pro posed ordinance, the company must put its wires under ground. Even should it proceed to string them along poles be fore the city passes its proposed measure for the projected system of conduits, it must agree to comply with the city's conduit plans at any time. GIFT THINGS. At GUI's at prices to fit any purse, em bracing such articles as will please any one. Let us help you make the selec I f - j 1 If s " t ! Jf z 3 I V t '4s8 " I i b i v : z . If t p -1 t , i If t w I ' I I - - Melville G.' Bradley, Slayer of Po liceman Gittinga. Who Is Still at - Large. How to Make Splendid Remedy for Kidneys, Bladder and Rheumatism. "The people here do not drink enough water ' to keep healthy," ex claimed a well-known authority. "The numerous cases of stomach trouble, kidney and bladder diseases and rheu matism are mainly due to the fact that the drinking- of water, nature's great est medicine, has been negiected. Stop loadine your system with patent medicines and cure-alls; but get on the water wagon. If you are really sick, why, of course, take the proper medi cines plain common vegetable treat ment, which will not shatter the nerves or ruin the stomach." When requested for such a prescrip tion for the cure of rheumatism and kidney trouble the answer was: "You must make the kidneys do their work; they are the filters of the blood. They must be made to strain out of the blood the waste 'matter and acids that cause rheumatism; the urine must be neu tralized so it will no longer be a source of irritation to the bladder, and. most of all, you must keep these acids from forming in the stomach. This is the cause of stomach trouble and poor di-. gestton. For these conditions I would suggest the following prescription: Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half ounce; Compound Kargon. one ounce; Compound Syrup Sarsaparllla, three ounces. Mix by shaking well in bottle and take in teaspoonful doses after each meal and at bedtime, but don't forget-the water. Drink plenty and often. This valuable information and sim ple prescription should be posted up in each household and used at the first sign of an attack of rheumatism, back ache or -orinary trouble, no? matter how slight. $269,664,022.65, an excess of J20,561,2S4'over the preceding year. . The receipts for the first three months of the current year show an increase In collections of $2,872,037, and it Is esti mated that the total receipts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1908, will aggregate $278,000,000. During the past fiscal year there was collected on distilled spirits. $149,749,338; on fermented liquors, $58,546,110; on "tdbacco, $51,811,019. AVant $3 7 34 for Right of Way. The answer of Daniel E. Talbot and Grace B. Talbot, defendants In the suit brought against them in the Circuit Court by the Mount Hood Railway Company, inlthe effort of the corpora tion to secure a right of way through the property of the defendants on the Powell Valley Road, states that the railway company should be compelled to pay $3734 for the land: approximate, ly three acres. The land is said to be worth 300 an acre, or $984, .and the balance of $2750 which the corporation Is asked to pay. Is because the remain ing land would be cut into undesirable tracts, and because the defendants would be obliged to put up and main tain fences and gates. there is plenty of evidence to show' that there was very bad feeling existing be tween the two men; that Gittings was friendly with Mrs. Bradley; that Gittings was friendly to and in sympathy with the members of Mrs. Bradley family, who were on bad terms with Bradley on account- of the varioiis family rows which upset the Bradley household, and that Bradley ha'ted Gittings sufficiently to ac count for his turning his fire on him after he had missed his brother-in-law, Sive- ner. even though Gittings had made no move of a threatening character or offered to shoot at Bradley first. No arrangements- have been made for Gittings' funeral as yet. although it is supposed that it will be. held on Saturday. A subscription was taken up yesterday by the members of the police force for the purpose of providing a handsome floral piece for Gittings' funeral. As many of his brother policemen as can will attend the funeral ceremonies. Ono pitiful picture presented by this ter rible affair is the condition in which the poor wife of the murdered man has befcn left. Mrs. Gittings Is in a delicate condi tion. Facing this trying condition she has been left absolutely penniless and has three very small children to take care of. Gittings was supposed to own the houpe and lot. 71 Humboldt street, where -he lived, but according to Mrs. Gittings he was buying the home on the Installment plan, had made only a few small pay ments and that when settlement is made her equity In the property will be nothing. WASHINGTON COUNTY RECORD Bradley Had His Wire Arrested at Town of Banks. FOREST GROVE,. Or., Dec. 19. (Spe cial.) M. G. Bradley and wife were not resident's of Forest Grove, but still some thing was known of their record. About the first of last September Bradley went to Hillsobro on the evening train from Portland and called upon Deputy Sheriff Kane to serve some papers in divorce pro ceedings he had commenced against his wife. She was supposed to be in Forest Grove,- and the deputy and Bradley came up here. In their investigation they found that the woman was- not, here, but was with a man at Banks, west of here. Bradler then decided to drop the divorce proceedings and proceed, criminally against his wife and her paramour. War rants were sworn out and Deputy Kane and Bradley proceeded the same night to Banks, where they found Mrs. Bradley in company, with W. -F. Amos. They were placed under arrest and the officer was getting ready to start to Hillsboro with them when Bradley became wildly excited and wanted to kill his wife and Amos, and even the officer. He became w uncon trollable that the deputy ; Anally hand cuffed him with his hands, around a pole and kept him there" until ready to start when he took him in the buggy .where ho could control him. Mrs. Bradley and Amos were tried on the charge of. criminal liaison and the woman was sentenced to three months in Jail and the man to six months in the penitentiary. After the trial Mrs. Brad ley telephoned to Policeman Gittings ask ing him to go to Hillsboro, as she wan in trouble. He went and in company with the Deputy Sheriff went before Judge Mc Bride and Interceded for the woman. Git tings told the court what he knew of the life of Mrs. Bradley, how she was beaten and starved at home, and that he and oth ers had Interfered to protect her from her husband and to provide for the needs of herself and children. She was known to be in a delicate condition, and the judge paroled her and especially request ed Policeman Gittings to watch after her on behalf of the court , , After leaving court Gittings paid to Deputy Kane: "That fellow (Bradley) will kill me because I have been good to his wife and family." Bradley also said in the presence of the deputy that he would kill Gittings for in terfering In his affairs. . Internal Revenue Increases. WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. The annual report of commissioner Capers of . the International Revenue Bureau shows that for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1007, the receipts of this bureau were 1 MAY TRY CASES IN IDAHO Wisconsin Land - Fraud Trials " Transferred West. MADISON, Wis., Dec. 19. J. T. Barber and Summer G. Moon, the millionaire lumbermen of Eau Claire, Wis., indicted with Senator Borah for alleged conspir acy In land frauds, may be taken to Idaho for trial. Judge Quarles, In announcing his de cision in the United States Court today, said: "Under all the circumstances, I feel constraine'd in this summary proceeding. Involving only the question of probable cause to hold that the indictment is suf ficient to warrant the removal of the de fendants to the court ot original juris diction where the questions of proceeding may receive lair and deliberate consideration." Barber and Moon will bring witnesses rrom loano to attempt to show there was no contiguous conspiracy. BRIEF NEWS BY TELEGRAPH Chicago. The Illinois Supreme Court has aeciara unconstitutional the law forbid ding speculation In theater tickets. Chicago. A compromise has been ar ranged in the controversy about the reor ganization of the Union Traction Company. Helena. Mont. John Patrick Carroll, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Helena. i nursaay oraained nicnael Plrnat, of Ana conda, as a priest. New York. The firat train was run im der the Hudson River through the McAdoo tunnel Tuesday. It la expected that the tunnel 'will be open to the public late in January. "hicago. The brides who were to have gone to the Pacific Coast on the proposed Honeymoon special backed out because they were afraid of being photographed at every stopping place. Gayaqull: Ecuador. The Colombian au thorities have crrested near tho frontier the Ecuadorian general. , Nlchanor Arrellano. who Is accused of organizing bands to ln- vaae :cuaaor. St. Petersburg. The Czar will celebrate St. Nicholas' day by raising- salaries of all army officers, particularly of lower rank. They are notoriously underpaid and many have sought to enlist In the American army. Cleveland, O. The total loss ' to (vessel property on the Great Lakes amounted to $743,000 for the season of 1007. Thirteen steamers and one -schooner were lost. In 1!KM 44 vessels, valued at $1,029,000, were lost. Chicago. Richard T. Crane, sr., nas given to the Chicago Relief & Aid Society a nurs ery building worth $G0,00O, which will ac commodate 100 children. It win contain t diet kitchen for the sick, have tent, hospi tals and distribute pure milk- New York. The International Paper Com pany has 550 square miles of timber land in New Brunswick, containing 350.000 acres of spruce timber. Owing to the Increasing price of spruce for pulp, it is predicted that print paper will advance 20 per cent in price in 11)08. Bridgeport. Conn. Thomas McCann yes terday deliberately set fire to 'the house In which his wife lay bedridden. Their rlauirh ter rescue her. Both -women were slightly burned and nearly suffocated. McCann gave himself up. saying that the house was his and he had a right to burn It If be wanted to. Negro Squires Guilty. , MOSCOW, Idaho, Dec. 19. Squires, the negro, who killed Robert Clam at Troy in a brawl last July, was found guilty of manslaughter, and will be sentenced after Christmas. ... 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