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,oft. I'OKTIAXD. OREGOK, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1911. PRICE gIVE CENTS.
COURT IS CRITICAL
Justices Show Inter
est by Questions.
WHITE ASKS FOR CITATION
Lurtnn Discusses Power of
People With Counsel
ORAL ARGUMENTS HEARD
Orpnnrata et Initiative Contend
That System I Jfo Ite-publl-csva
Qmlloa la Political,
Sot Judicial, la Bply.
WASHTXOTOX. Ko. t. Th critical
manner la which th Supreme Court of
tha foiled State today listened to th
araurnente that th Initiative and ref
erendum waa unconstitutional brousht
encouragement to tha frlneds of tha
system. Oral arruments on both aide
were completed before tha court ad
journed for tha day.
K a Plllibury. of Pan Franeiaco,
and R- R- Punlway, of Portland, wara
heard in opposition to tha method In
two Oreon casta Whan Mr. Plllibury
remarked that there could not. with
due regard for tha Federal Constitu
tion, be two legls'.atlv power la a
:a'e. namely, tha Legislature and th
people. Juetlca Lorton Interrupted him.
-Whit I a atate constitution bat an
organic act of legislation by tha peo
pl.r Inquired tha Justice.
"That la expressly what I under
stand It to be." responded Mr. Pills
bury. Fal ftlcfcie Dbruwi
Then there Is legislative power In
"To make a constitution, yes."
Mr. Illlsbury suggested that tha peo
ple mls'it put Into their state consti
tution anything not In conflict with
the restriction of the i titu i-xu-at'.iatlon.
"What are the restrictions which you
contend are violated In this particular
cane?" Inquired Chief Juatlce White.
"Tha provision far a Legislature."
The Chief Justice asked him to read
-I cannot read It: It la Implied In a
f.nttn places." said the attorney. "And.
alsx tha Constitution has been con
strued by this court to l.-nply that there
must b a Lt:ature."
C'aaee) Set Cited.
Tha Chief Justice asked for the rases
la which the point had been In iesue.
but the attorney did cot (Its them.
It was further argued that taxes Im
posed under tha Initiative method were
not by "due process of law," and vio
lated "the equal protection of the laws."
ao locar aa aome persona were taxed
under Initiative laws and others under
Mr. Iunlway spoke briefly In behalf
of Frank Klernan. devoting himself al
tnoel exclusively to questions Involved
directly In the Broadway-bridge case,
lie took a fling at trie Oregon Supreme
Coart, however, accusing It of "hedg
ing"" In tha Klernan caae because It
knew when It gave Ita opinion that an
appeal would be taken to the Untied
States Supreme Court.
Till Is purely a political question.
wMrh has no business la this court,"
declared Atiorney-Oeneral Crawford. In
Introducing hi argument on behalf
of the state. "Opposing counsel should
have presented tnia matter In .halls of
Voagress and not In the Supreme
( raw fere Demleal J snrWalnloa.
Ha Ihesi cited various decisions to
sustain his contention that tha Fu
prm Court la without Jurisdiction to
act la either th telegraph company or
the Klernan ease. Tbe Constitution
guaranteee a republican form of gov
ern moct la such state, ha said, but It la
Congress and tha President that .de
termine whether Its requirement are
met. Prvaldeat Rooeenreut and on
Congress, he said, had Indorsed th re
publicanism of Oklahoma's constitu
tion and President Tsft and another
Congress had accepted aa republican In
form the constitutions of New Mnxlco
and Artscna. which constitution em
body many of the earn principles now
Incorporate In th Oregon constitu
tion. "This court cannot overthrow a state
government." sail Crawford. "Oregon
la a state, exercising all runetlona ot
a stale, and with all tha cower of
every ether states, and psrhapa irr.
cising some powers that other state
do not exercise, but that I matter of
In !:f fereno. to thl court."
H urged the court to dismiss both
pending cases for want of Jurisdiction.
Hosm Male' Risks Aaaerl.
Frank 8 Orant and William C Den
bow, of PorMsnd. spoke In the Interest
at "com rule." Crere Fred Williams,
of Boston, argued that only a party to
th "guaranty." the state, could ask
tha Vetted tttates to make good lta
promise that every atata should have a
republican form of government. A
corporation. b said, could not do ao,
because th guaranty was to tha
"1 have heard no state objecting to
the Oxgon form of government." aald
Mr W ill.ama. '
Chief Justice White suggested that
tCtftSM&tuaed ea 1'eae -
STORIES OF SPOOK
WIFE TO PRESENT SLATE MES
SAGE US COtTRT.
Insurance Company Depends t'pon
Shade Mlm Say He flu Sot
Met How land In Rcyond.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 1 A San
Francisco court will be called upon to
pas upon th veracity of two oppos
ing ptrit wttne. whn tha ult of
Mr. Eva Osbourn. who seeks to collect
1500 as tha beneficiary of a Ufa In
surance policy, cornea to trial. Tha
policy 'waa Issued to Dr. Henry E. How
land by the Paclflo Mutual Insurance
Company. Dr. Howland waa supposed
to have been burned to death In a Ore
which destroyed the Chotea Amusement
Park her last May and a Coroner
Jury declared tha charred remain of a
body found In tha rulna to be thoa of
No objection waa mad by th com
pany to th paym nt of the policy until
one of It repressntatlvea was Informed
last week by It. E. Culbreth. editor of
a Han Francisco magsxlne. that ha had
received a plr!t mrasag that Howland
was alive and had fled to Mexloo to
escape financial dlfflcultlea
Upon receiving notification by the
company that tha suit would be con
tested. Mrs. Osbourn Immediately
ought communication with tha ahada
of Howland and obtained I. says,
yesterday. Howland said he had
"passed Into eternity." after returning
to hi room to recover aoma Jewelry
The message waa received through a
medium and tha sworn tsstlmonyi
which will be Introduced In court, says
the answers to the questions addressed
to Howland were written by a spirit
hand on tha surface of a slate. The
lata will be offered In evidence.
Chicago's Commercial Elite to Hear
rmCAOft Nor. I. f Special) Not
until the opening night of the grand
itMr will there he seen an aggrega
tion of wealth approaching that which
gathered on the West side this mora
ine: aa lurori In cases of aliased In-
aanlty at tha County Detention .Hos
All raff! a on Wood street, which
....... ih. retention HosnltaL was
ordered stopped during the hour the
J50.000.000 Jury was In session. More
costly automobiles than ordinarily are
. . (t) tl u west ot the river were
drawn up In front of tha curb.
Tha mn who' anwrd th roll at
s-sd ftVloAk when court oonvened were:
Lidwln F. MandeL vice-president of
Man-del Droa; Edward J. Lehmann,
.i,..i,l.nt of the Fair: Harry Hunt,
general superintendent of th Schwari-
schlld Bulxborgsr Company; J. r.
Marsh, banker; Dr. H. L Davla. former
superintendent of tha DatenUon Hos
pital; Arthur Meeker, general superin
tendent of Armour Co.: Charles H.
fiwlft. vice-president of Swift Co.;
Frederick J- Wllk, vloa-presldent of
the Union Trust Company; Charles M.
Vic Far lane, secretary of Morris Co.;
Rudolph C KUr. cashlsr of th Colo
nial Trust Pavings Bank-
BANKS' GAIN LEADS ALL
11.3 Per Cent Increase In Tear In
Portland Beat on Coast.
Portland continue to make th best
hewing of any of the large Paclflo
Coast eltle. In bank clearing. Port
lands gain for the pat week, as com
pared with the same week last year,
waa 11 J per cent- Seattle recorded a
loss of I T Pr cent. Spokane waa .
per cent under last year, and Tacoma s
loss waa .T per cent. Total clearings
at Portland for the week ending Thurs
day were 1S.S4.000. or ll.U4.000 more
than Seattle, and II.JTT.OOO more than
the combined clearing of Tacoma and
The California eltlee showed In
creasee for the .week, that of San Fran
cisco being per cent and that of Lo
Angelea 11 1 per cent.
liradatreet'a statistic for tha United
Plate, as a whole, show mixed gains
and losses, though th total clearings of
tha country ar larger than they were
a year ago. Indicating clearly the trade
revival that Is now under way.
SALMON PACK NEW RECORD
Mark Exceeds by Thxee-Quartera of
Million Cases) Las Tear s Yield.
g ATTLE. Wash, Nov. I Tha 111
salmon pack Is the largest on record,
exceeding by 750.009 cases, the output
of any previous year. The total pack,
of canned salmon this ysar for Alaska.
British Columbia. Tuget Bound. Oray
Harbor and the Columbia River. Is esti
mated at t.SSO.OOO caaea..
p.rk estimate the Alaska pack at
1 000.004 cases; Puget Sound. 1.150.000
cases: Columbia luver. evO.000 cases;
British Columbia. T50.000 caaea, out
side points. ISO-OOP cases.
SYMPATHY STRIKE CALLED
Orders From Kansas City Directed
to Eastern Boilermakers.
KANSAS CITT. Nor. . Order wr
Issued tonight from th headquarter
of the International Boilermaker'
Union tn Kansas City. Kan, for 400
bollermakera on four Nw Tork Cen
tral lines to quit work tomorryw morn
ing. Th strtk la In sympathy with that
of 1(00 other bollermakera who laid
down their tools February JO. when
piecework waa Installed on four East
SSUE 111 ELECTION
Railroad Chief Asks for
SHERMAN ACT IS NOT ENOUGH
Yoakum Says Big Interests
Should Be Harmonized.
OLD WAYS ARE OUTWORN
Laws to Be Sncceswfnl Must Take
Farmor Into Consideration So
cialism Opposed by Men Who
Are Real Producer.
BT B. F. TOAKUM.
(Chatnnsn of the Board of Directors of ths
Ft. Louis a Pan Francisco Rsllrosd.)
(Published or arransement with the Chicago
If I were writing a platform for my
party tha Democratlo I ahould writ
a constructive one. A constructive
policy mean freedom from unwlaa re
striction. It means recognition of th
natural law, and an effort, through a
statute, to remove barrier in the way
of th successful operation of that law.
I should not repeal or amend the
Sherman anti-trust act (of which, after
10 year, we now for the first time un
derstand the meaning), but should sup
plement It by a commercial law de
signed to protect properly th consum
ing publlo and at the same time per
mit expansion of business both in do
mestic and foreign trade.
I should have the new law declare in
unmistakable term what could be
don and what eould not and prescribe
suitable penalties for violation. I
hould have it apply ailke to all cor
porations coming nnder Its provisions.
Each S aspects Other.
There Is no doubt a to the existence
among politician of a feeling that th
large Interests are endeavoring to be
come too strong a faotor in the con
trol of our commerce, manfactures,
and raw materials. Neither 1 thsre
any doubt that tha large business and
commercial Interest bed love that many
politician are creating prejudice) In
the minds of the publlo for political
purposes, to the detriment of the prog
ress and prosperity of tha country.
It I to tha Interest of business, labor,
and employment of every kind to find
a solution for prevailing uncertainties.
After all, the men elected to publlo of
fice have th ear and confidence of the
people. So long as th so-called busi
ness interests oppose the adoption of
fair, regulative conditions or there la
evidence of violation of laws, the peo
ple, will continue to support radical re
formers. Careful Prady Required.
To bring about a solution In a man
ner that will satisfy the publlo and es
tablish confidence between the class
comprising the demagoglo polltclans
and tha class which believes In too free
a hand In the conduct of Interstate
t Concluded on Psge 3.)
FOUR ATTOKKXYS PEOMUfENT IN
GEORGE! FRED WILLIAMS, OF MASS ACHUSETTS ABOVE, CITY ATTORNEY FHAXK S. GRANT, OF PORT-LAXD-IIE1.0W,
LEFTi A. W. CRAWFORD, ATTOKSEY-GEXERAL FOR OREGO.M RIGHT. RALPH R. DTJXI-WAV.
INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, B
deirrees; minimum, 44 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwestsrly winds.
Germany sets Conga territory: France'
away In Morocco conceded. Pag 2.
Englishman with Turkish army eonflrras
reports of atrocities committed by Ital
lana Page 6.
Yuan Fhl Kal refuses to bs China's Pre
mier. Pace 4.
Wicker ham's action defeats proposed or
ganisation of "monsy trust." Page S.
Federal Supreme Court shows critical tn
tereet in arguments upon "Oregon sys
tem." Pag V
Railroad leader says business policy will be
Issue In next election. Pegs 1.
Two additional affinities looked for in ato
Farland esse. Pag ft.
Eleven talesmen In McKamara Iutt boa.
Spooks disagree aa to death of Ban Fran
ciscan, whose wtfs wants to collect in
surance. Page Tu
Aviator Rodcera. delayed by mishap, new
hopes te reach Paclflo Sunday. Page !
Brush makes public eorrespondenee with
Pen Johnson about ticket scandal.
Lincoln and Jefferson High elevens plsy
scoreleis game. Page 8.
Salem and tVashlnn'on and Multnomsh and
Vancouver eoMlers will elssh todsy on
gridiron. Psse a.
Coarh noble's wall over football outlook at
Washington declared "buna." Page a.
Representative Hawley returns boms after
Inspecting waterways on Coast. Pse 6
Demonntratlon train arrives at Culver and
Metollua Psse T.
Eastern Oregon capitalists In deal to pur
chase 2OO.A00 acres for colonising pur-
posea Psse 7.
Philomath cashier. In Jsll at Corvallls, so-
ruiea other bsnk officials ot lax methods.
Oovernos Wert extradites Martin, but refuses
to Issue requisition for Deputy Ebarlft
Rtaker. Page e.
Commercial aad Marine.
6ugar markst working toward a lower basia
Chlrsre holders, fearing Government probe,
sacrifice wheat. Page Is.
Dlvldend-paylcg stocks la heavy demand.
Lumber shipments to California ports show
gains over previous sesson. Page 14.
Pertlaad and Vicinity.
County likely to arrangs with railroad for
publlo use ot upper deck ot new railroad
. brldga Page 10.
Qovernment agents at work her to break
up alleged Illegal combine of plumbera
Jkfanr changes In minor offices to follow
segregation of Harrlmaa Unea Page 18.
New charter will ba ready on time. Page 4.
Unions employ attorney to aid In prosecution
of slayer of striker. Pegs 12.
Portland Italian raise fund to gat war
news direct from Premier at Rome.
Mothers protest to School Beard against
compulsory vaccination of puplla Pag 0.
Ksw oil measure to except fuel oil in ban
ishing of oil tanks from city. Paga 12.
"Fsther" Fllnn. 04. says Isst rites over re
mains of Kev. C o. Hosferd as promised
ten years ago. Pegs 7.
Portland Taft committee outlines general
plan of action in resolutions. Pags 14.
Japanese Consul Is given banqust In honor
of Emperor's birthday. Page 4.
sirs. Adolphs Wolfs dies suddenly of bsart
trouble. Page 1.
BESSIE DOLLAR ON ROCKS
Vessel Runs Afoul of Jetty aa She
EVERETT, fVash., Nor. 1 (Spe
cial.) The steamship Bessie Dollar,
owned by the Robert Dollar Company,
late tonight ran on the rocks compos
ing a part of the harbor Jetty tn Ever
ett and 1 hard and fast.
Th Bee ale Dollar had Just complet
ed the loading; of a lumber cargo of
800,000 feet, loaded here and at Cali
fornia, and 1000 logs loaded here, all
of it being consigned to Manila and
Chinese ports. The rocks were re
cently placed by the Government and
It 1 considered remarkable that the
Bessie Dollar ran out of her course so
aa to land on them.
HEABING BEFORE SUPREME COURT INVOLVING INITIATIVE AND
V ft ' i
SUNDAY AT BEACH
id-Air Explosion De
WONDERFUL DESCENT MADE
Mishap Detains Filer at Im
perial Junction, California.
MECHANICS WORK BUSILY
Damage to Biplane by Bursting of
Cylinder or Trouble Tnforeseen
Only Can Keep BLrdman
From Goal Now.
RODGERS MAY REACH GOAL
L03 ANGELES, Nov. I. Louis
Peters, one of Aviator C. P. Rodgers"
agents, arrived In Los Angeles to-nls-nt
from Imperial Junction. Mr.
Peters declared that the repairs to
ths damags on Rodgers motor were
so fsr advanced that Rodgers would
be able to start tomorrow and arrive
In Pasadena late In ths afternoon.
IMPERIAL JUNCTION. CaL. Nov. .
Unless aoma engine or other trouble
unforeseen develops, Calbraith Perry
Rodgers, transcontinental aviator,
virtually will end his long flight from
the Atlantlo te the Paclflo feunday
Rodgers hour of departure from this
place dependa largely upon how soon
his mechanics can sdjust the magneto
and motor. If all goes well. It la ex
pected that be will resume his flight
Sunday morning, making a be Una for
the western coast, and land at one of
tha beach cities which one 1 not yet
known. This will be tha termination
of tha greatest flight aoros country
by aeroplane that the world has ever
witnessed, and Rodgers, as the first to
fly across the American continent, will
win Immortality among the pioneers of
the pilots of the air.
One Cylinder Explodes.
When Rodger took the air at 7:20
o'clock this morning at the little desert
water bole called Stoval Siding, Aria,
with but a trifle over 200 mile be
tween blm and the Paclflo Coast, there
was every reason to believe that he
would make hi goal, or at least very
near to It by evening;.
Going at 75 miles an hour, tha No. 1
cylinder of his biplane exploded, tear
ing out the crank' case, bending the
shaft and ruining the magneto. Bev
eral pieces of flying metal passed
perilously near Rodgers" bead.
Beautiful Glide Made.
Rodgers immediately "warped" Ms
machine and with a circle two miles In
diameter, started a spiral to earth. His
landing was aa graceful as it waa easy.
A few railroad men were the only ones
who witnessed the descent and they,
with Rodgers, placed the aeroplane on
(Concluded on Page 4.)
MRS A. WOLFE DIES
MERCHANT'S WIFE STRICKEN
WITH HEART FALL-UKE.
End Cornea to Prominent Resident
In Bed Residence In Portland
Began SO Years Ago.
Mrs. Badla Wolfe, wife of Adolphe
Wolfe of tha dry goods firm of Lipman,
Wolfe & Company, died very suddenly
at 13 o'clock last night at .the family
residence, 189 King street. Death was
due to an attack of heart trouble.
Mrs. Wolfe spent the evening quietly
at her home and was In the best of
spirits. She bad suffered attacks of
heart trouble several times within the
past months but did not complain of ill
ness yesterday. She retired at the hour
aha waa accustomed to but at midnight
she waa suddenly stricken and expired
Mrs. 'olfe wa 49 years old. She
came tto Portland with her husband 30
years ago, shortly after they had been
married at PIqua, O. In -fact, they
were on their honeymoon when they
came here, and Mr. Wolfe embarked
in business. She had been a promi
nent resident of the city ever since. .
Mrs. Wolfe Is survived by Mr. Wolfe,
two daughters Misses Florence and
Stella Wolfed and one son George
Wolfe. She also leaves two sisters
Mrs. Solomon Rosenfeld, of Portland,
and Mrs. George Fox, of Cincinnati.
Funeral arrangements have not yet
COAT SAVES BLAZING MAN
Oateman Quick to Rescue Frantic
Chauffeur Caught by Flame.
Quick thought on the part of a gate
man for the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company, probably saved the
life of H. E. Wolvln, a garage em
ploye, when his clothes caught fire at
East First street and Hawthorne ave
nue, yesterday.. When the blazing man
ran Into the street, suffering intensely
from burns, the gateman, hastily Jerk
ing off his overcoat, threw It around
Wolvln, tripped him to the ground and
aoon had tha fire out.
In the plant of the Portland Automo
bile Clearing House, men were taking
a deposit of asphalt from the bed of
a motor truck, using a gas torch for
the purpose. Fifteen feet away an
other employe was rubbing an auto
mobile with gasoline. Suddenly the
flames leaped the long gap and Ignited
the gasoline. Wolvln, who was work
ing close by, was In the 'path of the
flame and his clothing caught fire,
burning bis arm and side severely.
The garage caught fire and the fire
department was called, but the flames
were extinguished in a few minutes.
MIDDY MADE SCAPEGOAT
Second Class Rallies to One Who
Confessed Hazing Plebes.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Nov. S. (Special.)
The hazing of two plebea on October
22 by several upper classmen in the
presence of two girls, to show the
obedience of fourth classmen to seniors,
has brought forth a case of self-sacrifice.
Midshipman Joseph C. Arnold, of
Pennsylvania, a member of the third
class, with other midshipmen in danger,
has come forward and confessed his
participation and received punishment
of 100 demerits. ,
It takes only 201 to dismiss in a four
months' term and Midshipman Arnold
already had some to his credit before
receiving the last number. In addi
tion to the demerits. Midshipman
Arnold will bo deprived of all privileges
and will be kept within the bounds of
the Naval Academy for one year.
The second class is much moved by
Arnold's conduct and all will endeavor
to help him. The whole corps is great
ly interested In his case and wants to
retain Arnold lu the service.
SCORE LIVES ENDANGERED
School Children Hurt When Dyna
mite in Store Explodes.
BiBHTSdN. Idaho. Nor. 2. (Special.)
Several little children were painfully
Injured and the lives of many endan
gered vesterday when dynamite, sup
posed to have been placed in the stove
. r Pnvder Horn Echoolhouse by a ais-
sT-untled dudII. exploded, "blowing the
stove into a thousand pieces.
The explosion took place shortly after
20 children under Mis Edwards, of
Spokane, had started the day's work at
the schoolhouso. Two were severely
John Fisher, a member of the School
Board of Powder Horn Bay. went to
Coeur d'Alene tonight to report the ex
clusion to officials. The Sheriff and
prosecutor will leave tomorrow for
Powder Horn Bay to investigate.
TWICE SHAVED IS RECORD
Farmer Spends Less Than SO Cents
tn Lifetime in Barbershops.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Nov. J.
(Special.) For attachment to his
facial hirsute adornment. C. W. Milton,
a farmer of the Walla Walla Valley,
living in the Milton district, holds the
record. He has one more than four
score years to his credit and has been
shaved but twice. One time was when
be was married. 50 years ago, and the
second time wos for hie golden wed
ding. 'I have epent less than 50 cents in
my lifetime in barber shops," says he.
I had a haircut when I was married.
and it .cost me 15 cents to get a shave
EVARS SETS BLAME
ON BANK OFFICERS
Conspiracy Charged by
CHANGE OF NAME . ADMITTED
First Wife Termed Shrew by
DEPOSITORS ARE INCENSED
Loan of $26,000 to $8000 Company
Not Explained Withdrawals on
Jfight Prior to Suspension, of
Business Are Told.
CORVALLIS, Or Nov. 2. (Special.)
Confronted with two criminal
charges, making and publishing false
reports as to the bank's condition, and
accepting deposits when he knew the
institution was Insolvent, James Evara,
cashier of the suspended First State
Bank of Philomath, from his cell In
the County Jail today declared that his
arrest and Impending prosecution are
the result of a conspiracy on the part
of the other officers of the bank and
to which he ascribes the bank's failure.
He admitted that he bad changed his
name from that of Charles James Evans
and said that it was owing to the 111
temper of his former wife and her
harassing methods after he had sep
arated from her that led him to avoid
her. He declared that the other bank
directors were as much to blame as
himself for the tottering condition of
the institution, but he did not explain
the Large loans to the ' Philomath
Boka Free to Inspection.
"One of the charges against me al
leges making and publishing a false
statement concerning the condition of
the bank," said Mr. Evars, who Is a
man of probably 40 years, this after
noon. "That statement, issued on Sep
tember 17, was in accordance with the
bank's books with the exception that
it did not include a few deposits which
were received' between the date of the
report and the date th bank's doors
"I signed this statement as cashier.
It was also signed by A. J. Williams,
president, and S. T. Wyatt. director. The
books of the institution at all times
were kept by an assistant cashier and
my only knowledge of the actueu) con
dition of the bank was that obtained
from the books, the same information
that was available to and possessed by
the other officers.
Director Withdrew, Charge.
"Between the date of the report and
September 19, President Williams and
Director Wyatt and their relatives be
came exceedingly active and withdrew
the bulk of their deposits in checks of
200 and 300 each.
"I had tired of my association with
the officers of the bank and at the '
time waa negotiating with a Portland
man for the sale of my Interest. The
action of Williams and Wyatt and their
relatives in withdrawing their funds
from the bank was for the purpose of
scaring my prospective purchaser away.
"But they overdid the thing and tha
bank became Insolvent. Becoming
aware of the bank's Insolvency, I tele
graphed the Superintendent of Banks,
at Salem and requested him to assume
charge of the institution. The next
step taken by my erstwhile business as
sociates was to prefer criminal charges
against me and have me thrown In Jail
after having my ball fixed at the ex
orbitant figure of 210,000, which they
were satisfied I would bs unable to
Deposit Acceptance Denied.
"The second charge against me is
the acceptance of deposits when I knew
the bank was not solvent. The speclfla
charge is that I received a deposit of
17000 from Albert Shrlber on the day
before the bank suspended. As a mat
ter of fact I was in Albany for that
entire day, and the deposit charged
against me was received by the other
officers of the bank in my absence.
Only one bad loan was made by tha
bank, as its books will show, and that
was the money advanced to the Philo
math Creamery. But this loan was
made with the full knowledge and offl
cial sanction of the officers of the bank,
who are equally blamable for it.
"There unquestionably exists a con
spiracy on- the part of the. other offi
cers of the bank to shift all respon
sibility "for the suspension of the bank
on my shoulders. These officials have
the depositor so thoroughly scared
that we are unable to fore th au
thorities to arrest any . of the other
bank officials. They are equally re
sponsible for the condition of the bank,
but they have succeeded In so arous
ing public opinion against me that I
am unable to get any satisfaction from
the officers of the law."
First Wife Blamed.
Discussing his matrimonial entangle
ments, Evars said:
My first wife so harassed me In both
Wisconsin and Minnesota that I left
those states virtually bereft of money
and came to the Pacific Coast. She was
insufferably shrewlike. In 1806 I ob
tained a divorce from my nlfe, and
(Concluded on Pace TJ