s THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 24, 1909 cashier ah HERE TO TESTIFY Oregon Trust & Savings Bank Official Will Appear Be fore Grand Jury. CRIPPLED GIRL A LOSER Other Last Pay Peposltors Asked to Testify liOiils J. Wilde May Be Summoned to Toll of Bond Deals Hone . Thi Week. ?1rt of ail the officers of the de funct Oregon Trust & Savings Bank to offer to tell of the Inside workings of the wrecked Institution. V. Cooper Morris, ex-rashler, has come back to Portland from Tacoma and will go be fore the (tranl Jury. Yesterday Mr. Morris waa In confer ence with his friends. Ilia friends. It la understood, communicated to Mr. Morris that it might not be a bad Idea for htm to return, and that he Is abid ing by- their advice Is evidenced by the fact that he will not talk. "I have nothing to ny at this time." said Mr. Morris last night. "I have re turned, and will stay as Ions; aa the grand Jury want me. and that's all there Is to It." Friends of Louis J. Wilde, who waa prominent in certain bond transactions made by the bank, have been in com Imurlcation with him also, for It Is an nounced he will be in the city the first part of the week. A aubpena has been l.saued for him by the grand jury. How Cripple tint Lost Sat'ings. . It was shown yesterday at the Investi gation of the grand Jury that even though they knew thfy were then Insolv ent and on the following morning the doors of the bank would be closed, the officials of the wrecked Oregon Trust & Savin Bank had permitted Miss Min nie Mitchell, a poor crippled girl, to de posit her modest savings In their totter ing wreck. This victim put f0 Into the bar.k at 4:30 o'clock on the afternoon be fore the crash. The story of this last outrage upon the depositors of the In stitution was brought out through the voluntary testimony of John Watts, a drug clerk at Woodard. Clarke & Com pany. Mr. Watts presented himself at the Jury t room yesterday morning, say ing he had . a story to tell if the Jurymen thought It : of any value In their Investigation. Miss Mitchell, he said, was an acquaintance I of his who had come to Portland from Park City, Mont. All the money she had was represented by a draft drawn upon a bank in Butt for $. She asked hlra to refer her to a reliable bank and hav ing a small deposit In the Oregon Trust Savings Bank. Mr. Watts told Mlsa Mitchell that she would be safe In taking her money there. It was late In the af ternoon, after the regular banking hours, so he telephoned the bank and asked If they would accept a deposit. The reply came back to bring the money. Cripple" Money Quickly Taken. Miss Mitchell waa a cripple and an In valid and had to be moved about In a wheel chair. Mr. Watts wheeled the young woman up to the bank, where they were admitted and her deposit accepted. She said she wanted to use $30 of the money, so she was given this sum In cash and a bank book showing a deposit to her credit of J. The very next morn ing payment was suspended. In perhaps no other one act perpetrated by tha frenzied men In this bank during the past few days of its career did they display such disregard for the losses brought upon their victlme as In this. It Is believed Mr. Watts' story has affected the Jury more than any other fact or : Incident bearing upon the knowledge of the bank officials that they were taking I money In the bank which they knew t would be swallowed In the maelstrom of ' the wreck. Miss Mitchell Is not now In the city. Many other depositors who had put money Into the bank on the last day were summoned to appear. Abe Henkle, of 73 North Third street, who had put In 12000 on this day; from Paulus, a restau rant man, who has lost J'.DO In the same manner, and Mrs. Marie Veal, of 211 Park street, a victim for S150, all told their stories to the Jury. Effort was made to . locate a number of depositors who have 1 since changed their addresses but these were not found yesterday. Among this 'list with the amounts of their last de , posits are: Helen Baoheller. 15fiO; Harry Bacheller, S0 Flanders street, J660: Rlch I ard Kresal. li0: Mrs. ran J. Wllllam ' son. 8t John, Charles Casteel, 21 Second street. 1170: C. W. Griffin. 1115: t. A. Youngmeler. formerly employed by the Honeyman Hardware Company, 1150 Story of Lost Securities. Henry ron Groencwald, superintendent of the Pinkerton detective agency In this city, was also a witness. He was called, to tell what he Knew aDoui tna disappearance of a bundle of bonds be longing to the bank at Drain, Or., which were missing for a time from the bank. Von Groenswald had assist ed la locating them. The bonds. It Is said, had been misplaced In the bank and were in tha sate deposit vaults. The task of looking Into more of the wrongdoings of the bank's officer and directors will b taken up again Mon day, when the member of the Clearing-bouse, other depositors will be questioned. Unless tha examination of ex-Cashier Morris and Louis J. WUde takes more tlm than It is now expected, the inves tigation may be ended by the end of this week and the promised indictments issued. laboratlon with Franklin R. Adams, has written the book and lyrics. A. Baldwin Bloan. composer of "The Gingerbread Man." "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Mocking- Bird" and doaens of phenom enally popular songs of the last decade, contributed the IS musical numbers of the score. There la a snap and a swing, a rhythm and musical tunefulness to his songs which hav an inimitable charm, and which enabled Mr. Temple to devis some remarkable dances and stage pic ture. John E. Young, the Johnny Hicks in "The Time, the Place and the Girl" for the past two years, heada the caet and his part Is much similar to that of Hicks, giving him not only lines and situations of Infinite humor, but also giving him an opportunity to sing four or five songs and dance a only he can, backed up, in the majority of Instances, by the stun ning chorus. Dorothy Brenner, Annette Hall. Elizabeth Goodall. Juliet Lange, Mabelle Moyles. Davkl Kirkland, Jame A. Reynolds. Robert Wilson. George A. Lemlng. Harry Jones and Guy Prlmeau are others in the cast. The entire pro duction has been staged by Kdward P. Temple, the stage director who organized and produced the spectacles which made the New York Hippodrome in its first two years of existence the most famous playhouse In the world. NEGLIGENCE IS CHARGED H. GUTJBER CRITICISES RE CEIVER DEVLIN. MRS. I. N. CARL SUCCUMBS Wife of Railroad Engineer Dies t Russell-Street Home. Mrs. Ivy May Carl, wife of G. E. Carl, an engineer In the employ of the O. R. A N. Co., died at her residence at 133 Russell street Friday afternoon'. Mrs. Carl was born In Marysvllle. Kan. She removed to Ilwaco, Wash., with her par ents when nine years old. From there Settlement of Nonpreferrett Claims Declared to Have Been in Violation of Law. r i l i t i it i t The Late Mr. Ivy May CarL her parents moved to Nahcottah, Wash, where they were proprietors of the Nah- cotta Hotel for 18 years. She was a resi dent of Portland since December 24, 1902. Besides her husband Mra Carl is sur vived by her mother, Mrs. O. Ooutre, of Oysterville, Wash.; two sisters. Mr. A. L. Bmith, Seattle. Waah., and Mrs. G. R, Hughes. Portland, and R. U. B. Ridge- way, of Denver, Col She leave two chil dren, Cyril A. and Louise V. Carl. The funeral will be held today at 1 P. M., from the Carl home at 193 Russell street. Interment will be made In River- view Cemetery. HILL CHOOSES OFFICERS MUSICAL COMEDY, "LO" John E. Young and Large Company at Bungalow Next Sunday Xight- Th most pretentious and costly musical organization ever sent out from Chicago is ,-Lo," the production which the Harry Ask'.n Company has been rehearsing for the past two months at th Grand Opera House and which, after Its performance at th Bungalow Theater. Twelfth and Morrison streets, for four nights begin ning next Sunday. October 31, with a spe cial matinee Wednesday, and a short tour of other citle of the Northwest, returns to the Grand for a long run. There are two acts and three scenes in "Lo." but so many costume trunks, such massive canary and innumerable "props" are required that Mr. Aakln ha found that it will require thr -foot baggage car to transport it all. There are 13 chorus girl. IS choru men, IB principals, whll the carpenters, electrician, wardrobe women and executive staff make the organisation number It or 71 people- "Lo" waa founded on tn story by O. Henry, moit celebrated of today maga zine writers, published in Oilier' Weekly last Fall under th title of "He Also Serves." and O. Henry himself, in ool- Assoclated Student Body of Military Academy Elects. At a meeting of the Associated Student Body of the Hill Military Academy last Thursday the final election of officers and team managers waa held. Also the military officers have been named and the preliminary appointments will be published in General Orders tomorrow. The results of th election were as follows: Officers of the AsKOclated Students President, Captain William Klwood Gra ham, of Portland: vice-president. Captain Richard- Edward Wiley, of Hlllsboro: ecretary. Sergeant Matthew Troy, of Portland; treasurer. Captain Earl C Wurxweiller, of Portland. Member of Athletic Council: Bergeant-major, Alfred B. Smith. Sergeant Wendell K. Phillips, and Cadet Donald E. Pague, of Port land. Managers of Teams. Football Lieuten ant William A. J. Baker, of Hood River; basketball Lieutenant Clark M. Zbln den, of Seattle, Wash.; baseball Lieuten ant Clarence W. Westbrook, of Smith River. Cat; track Lieutenant William A. J. Baker, of Hood River; yell-leader Ca det Carl Perlngar, of Portland. The following preliminary appoint ments of cadet officer have been made: Captain Cadet W. E. Graham, Port land: Cadet E. C. Wurzweiler, Portland; Cadet R. 3. Wiley, Hlllsboro, Or. First Lieutenant Cadet C. W. West brook. Smith River, Cal. . Second Lieutenant Cadet C. M. Zbin den, Seattle. Wash.: Cadet W. J. A. Baker. Hood River, Or.; Cadet R. E- Gor man, Kathlamet, Or. Sergeant-Major Cadet A. EL Smith, of Portland. Color Corporal Cadet B. M. Eskridg. Seattle, Waah. Corporal (Bugle Corps) Cadet V. A. Williams, Eugene, Or. Adjutant of the Cadet Corps Cadet and Lieutenant W. J. A. Baker. ELKS PLAN Portland CELEBRATION Lodge Will Observe Twentieth Anniversary. IU November S will mark the 20th anni versary of the organization of Portland Lodge. No. 148, Benevolent and Protec tive Order of Elks, and the occasion to be celebrated. For the purpose of arranging plans suitable to commemo rate this occasion, a committee, com posed of Henry D. Griffin. Louis Datn masch. Dr. C. W. Cornelius. John E. Kelly. Elmer W. Quimby and James A. Burger, will meet at the Elks' Hall this years ago a group of good fellows assembled together at Turn Verein Hall and organized the now prosperous lodge of Elk in Portland. Of that assemblage of 130, only St re main in the order, the other having died, transferred their membership or dropped out. The six members of the committee selected to arrange the pro gramme are charter member of th lodge. GERMAN SOCIALISTS WIN liberals Lose Another Seat in Reichstag at Election. the COBTOG. Germany. Oct. 23. The So cialist won another seat In the Reichstag at yesterday's election In this city, which had been regarded a a stronghold of th National Liberals. Harris Trunk Co. ror trunas and bags PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 22. (To the Edi tor.) The article on page 14 of The Ore gonian of this date headed "Devlin May Sue Bank Directors" gave me quite a little satisfaction and pleasure. But for the fact of my having started the ball rolling some two months ago In connec tion with the investigation of the Oregon Trust & Saving Bank affairs, and the notoriety given by the dally newspapers, it' is quite evident that no such action would havo been taken by Mr. Devlin as receiver, a trying to hold the directors and others connected with the Oregon Trust & Savings Bank responsible for their appropriation of the depositors' money or to put it more truthfully as to at least a part of them responsible for embezilement of Its funds, and on the part of others, to put It in the mildest terms, responsible for criminal negligence of their duties. Mr. Devlin has been in charge of the Oregon Trust & Savings Bank aa its re ceiver for more than two years and as such should have known within three months from the time of his appoint ment of the conditions which have re cently been made known through the newspapers in connection with the misap propriation of the funds of the bank. But notwithstanding all that information he has allowed more than two years to pass without attempting to compel the restitution of the funds by those officers who were guilty of its mismanagement and of the others, and more particularly, its president, W. H. Moore, and the cashier. Cooper Morris, who were guilty of what seems to have been pure and simple embezzlement. His failure o to act as such receiver Is of as gross crim inal negligence in the matter as that' of the officers of the bank, for had he at the expiration, we will say, of three months from the time that he was ap pointed receiver, taken proceedings to .enforce tha collection and restitution of moneys embezzled by those guilty there of, there would have been no necessity in the depositors having been deprived of the use of their money for more than two years. As it is. as he himself has stated, at least 85 per cent of all the depositors' claims against the raid bank have been settled and as such settlement was made with at least a portion of them not long after his appointment as receiver, those who were then settled with have had th usd of thvlr money, where money was paid, and have had the use of the stock and bonds to the extent that the same was paid over or delivered to them In settlement of their claims. On the other hand, thos wL,o ware no then settled with, were deprived of the use of their monev. and under the oreier of the court will not get any Interest on their money since the date such order was made some two year ago. The owners of about 15 per cent of claims not yet settled, will be compelled to wait until their claim are eo settled. If that is ever done, and which we all hope may be done soon. Every lawyer knows that the settling in full bv receiver of claims that are not preferred by law Is in violation of every law and every higher court de cision, and has been one of the most un heard of proceedi.Tgs In connection with receiverships. And had it not been for the patience of the depositors of the bank, there would nave been a rattling of tha dry bones in connection with the re ceivership long ago. This to say nothing of ordering the recover to turn the as sets of the so-called bank over to another bank. Personally, in behalf of some of my clients, I prepared several pages of a petition to the Court setting forth the gross neglect. If not worse, of the re ceiver tome week ago. This was done to get an order requiring the receiver to act in the matter at once, but owing to other more pressing: business, I was unable to complete and file such pe titlon, and a it appears that the Court will now compel the receiver to prose cute rigorously the director of the Oregon Trust Saving Bank for their criminal neglect or worse, there will be no necessity in taking further action in behalf of my clients. And in that event, as they have all been heavy losers, I will gladly waive all other than a merely nominal compensation for my service. This though L and moat of those for whom I hay been acting, recognize the fact that . had ome such action not been taken by someone, the receiver Intended to favor the so-called banker and bank direo- tors in their efforts to avoid the pay ment of the losses sustained by the de positors, regardless of the needs of the poor depositors. From what many of them have tola me, they have chased and chased the receiver in their efforts to get some kind of settlement made, but he has put them off from time to time, with first one exoua ana then another. This has continued for more than a year past, to say nothing of having treated them as though they had no right which he waa bound to respect, and this, notwithstanding the fact that he was supposed to represent their Inter est as well as all others concerned in connection with the affairs of the so- called bank. It is probable that it has been from their belief that he was fati ng In the performance of hi duties a such receiver, by reason of having done nothing tending to compel th director to help make up the losses sustained by their failing to do their duties, and by reason of the reports of grafting by the president and cashier (largely through the action of the cashier), and the reports of thetr having used tha money of tha depositors in order to feather their own nests in a financial Quaint Furniture -IN THE- Fumed Oak A carload of new Furniture in this famous crafts man product adds to our usual large selection. Every piece is of the finest guaranteed construc tion; the leather is genuine Spanish Morocco; the color a rich nut-brown, fumed in by ammonia. ' See also our new quaint Tudor Furniture , in which the charming lines of old .English Furni ture are introduced. "New Rugs and Carpets Our Carpet Section is showing new Wilton Kugs in six grades, and in sizes ranging up to 11.3x15. The patterns include Oriental, French and modern small-figured designs. Many patterns and color ings are exclusive. BRUSH MATS are a household necessity at the beginning of "Winter. Sizes up to 3x6. Prices 75 and up. Draperies and Decorations We execute drapery and decorative work of every grade, including the finest. New and interesting stocks of Silks, Damasks, Armures, Tapestries and Novelty Weaves of many kinds are now in. We also show a very large line of new Fancy Nets. Our upholstery workrooms are equipped to cover old furniture of every sort at the most reasonable prices. IlTlOreSsive End. Clever UT new ne hads01116 distinctive out-of-the-ordinary Bedroom - j -p . Furniture is offered at the price of the commonplace kind. We show DedfOOHl r UmitUre four woods, viz., Mahogany, Oak, Birdseye Maple and Circassian Walnut. The designs are chiefly in the new straight line style. Dressers range in price from $20.00 to $37.50; other pieces in proportion. Fifth and Stark J. G. Mack Co. Fifth and Stark Caffeine in coffee is a direct poison to the nerve centers of many highly organized persons. It produces all sorts of disorder, from 3tomach troubles, palpitation of the heart, kidney affec tion, etc., up to more in tricate nervous troubles, such as paralysis. The way to keep well is to leave off coffee and use Postum, which is a direct rebuilder of . the nerve centers. wnv that ther so often ohased the re ceiver and were so insistent in their de mands for some kind of settlement. One thing Is certain, and that is that the opinion very generally prevails that the receiver has been standing In with the director and officer of the late so called bank, rather than trying to look after the interests 01 the aeposnors. and that the chances are great that a r much loneer delay wouia nave taken place befor they will have re celved the money so long past due them but for the action so taken and the pub llHtv made or a-lven by the press. It is to be hoped, therefore, that the court will now compel the receiver, as an officer of the court, to do his full dutyand prosecute in the most rigor ous manner possible to a nnai termina tion, in every consistently possible way the o'fflcers and directors until they h haen made to disgorge some of their ill-gotten trains and made to feel that as suoh officers and directors they were under obligations to act honestly and look after the Interests of the ae posltors of th banking institution which they pretended to represent, and so make such an example of them that other bank officials will not feel quite so much disposed to think that the con ducting of a. banking institution is but a private graft. b. H. tirtujonirt. EILERS WIN HIGH HONORS Eilers Piano House Awarded Many Grand Prizes and Medals at the Seattle Exposition. "There's a Reason." defined health course, Sure and well improvement in will follow this as can easily be proven by any person who values health enough to make a trial It remained for a Portland house to carry off the largest number of highest awards bestowed oa any on concern at tha Exposition. The international Jury of award ha given Eilers Piano House 10 grand highest priies, eight gold medals and on silvr medal. It Is claimed that the Eiler house has carried away more honor than any one exhibitor ever ha at any previous exposition. This la a distinct Tlctory, for tha com petition was keen, pianos and musical Instruments being entered from the best-known maker in jLmarica, as well a foreign countries. In the uprlsrht ana graoa piano am- sion the Jury of awards, after a most exhaustive test, unanimously bestowed the highest honors on th W. W. Kim ball Company, of Chicago, an honor which this concern also won at the Chi cago Exposition. Hlght honor were alao given the ItimDaii pipe organ. In the talking macnin aivision me highest honor for dlo machine Tell to the Columbia, and for eylinder ma chines the highest award went to the Edison, th creation of that Inventive genius. Thoma A. h.diaon. Tha Kaempf band instruments were a-lven the highest award over the Conn make, the latter receiving a gold medal. The following were awaraea ine Brand highest prize: Kimball planoa and pipe and reed organs; Peerless elec tric pianos; Wurlltier piano-orcnesiras, band organs, etc.; Welte-Mlgnon, Paclflo Queen organs; Eilers violins, mandolin and aruitars: Kaempf band Instruments: Columbia disc talking machine! Edison cylinder talking machines; Eilers talk ing machine board and improved rib bing system; refinished piano process; Eilers refintsh piano polish; imported piano benches; Herzog talking machine cabinets; Seaverns piano action; music leaf turner. Gold medals were awarded to Decker A Sons piano. Story & Olark pianos, Hobart M. Cable pianos, Hallett & tavla pianos, Lester pianos, Colum bus planoa, Ellars orchestral pianos, Victor talking machine. Th Marshall & Wendell piano were awarded a sli ver medal. Teamster Charged With Theft. frank Thompson, a teamster em ployed by Henderson & Finch, was ar rested yesterday tor larceny and is held at the City Jail awaiting a hearing be fore the Municipal Judge. Thompson is accused of stealing S2S worts of rope from the wholesale house of Marshall-Well Company. R. A. Camp, rep resenting the hardware firm, appeared at the police station as the complain ant. Thompson presented himself at the hardware house, saying that he was sent by H. E. Clark, of 18 Bast Couch street, and secured five rolls of rope. These he took to Philip Rosumny, a second-hand dealer at 262 Front street, and sold for 9. Thompson is the same adventurous youth who was accused of securing a large amount of sugar from the wholesale grocery houses in this city a few months ago upon forged orders, but who managed to get out of the scrap th.ough the intercession of friends. POISON OAK BADLY INFECTS SEE TOMORROW'S PAPER Watch tomorrow's papers for our great weekly bargain bulletin, reduced price on household supplies, corsets, dress goods and silks. A great chance to save. MoAllen-McDonnell, Third and Morrison. After Trip to Oregon City, Goes to Hospital. Man Swathed from head to foot in volu minous bandages, with only bis eye and mouth showing, la the pitiful plight of J. Olsen, residing at 814 Nloolai street, who Is a patient at the Good Sa maritan Hospital as a result of a visit last Sunday to Oregon City. Accompanied by a friend, Olsen took a oar to the suburban town, and there climbed the bluff to a park at tha sum mit. During the long climb up the stairs they noticed a few sprigs of poi son oak, but were careful to avoid touohlng it. Although his friend has remained ab solutely immune, there is barely a patch of Olsen body that is not infected with the poison, he says. The attack did seem to become virulent for some di but It Is now making up for the delay. "Oregon City will have to clean all its poison oak out before I ever go there again," said Olsen explosively, yester day afternoon. with i not I Says, I Billie Burke in "Love Watches." "As Jacqueline in 'Iyove Watches,' " said a New York critic, "Miss Billie Burke la the dearest, cutest, most ca pricious, roost frivolous and most lovable actress on the American stuge in the world, so far aa I know." And that Is the treat the management of the Bunga low Theater has prenared for its patrons for the half-weefc beginning Thursday evening, November 4. Miss llurke visited Portland season before last as John Drew's leading woman In "My Wife" ami here, as In every other city she vlHlted. she left the public fascinated by her charm of personality. The bare announce ment of her return date as a star this season has been sufficient all over the West to fill the box offices with orders and requests for seats. Here her engage ment bids fair to be one of the society events of the Autumn. Without Any Question the Has Been Wejj M VV H i H f IU x Success of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters During the Past 56 Years Has Been Due Alone to Its Great Merit Any medicine to succeed must not only be strictly pure but, absolutely safe and reliable, and such being the case then H O STETTE R'S Stomach Bitters is a most successful remedy, for it has been subjected to the most severe tests during the years it has been before the public and has always given complete satisfaction. 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