The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 24, 1909, Page 8, Image 8

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cashier ah
Oregon Trust & Savings Bank
Official Will Appear Be
fore Grand Jury.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Lodge Will Observe
Twentieth Anniversary.
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
liberals Lose Another Seat in
Reichstag at Election.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
and Stark
J. G. Mack Co.
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 Piano House Awarded Many
Grand Prizes and Medals at the
Seattle Exposition.
"There's a Reason."
Sure and well
improvement in
will follow this
as can easily be proven
by any person who values
health enough to make a
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
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.
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.
Trip to Oregon City,
Goes to Hospital.
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.
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
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
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. The thousands of volun
tary letters sent us prove this beyond
all doubt, and a trial will convince you,
Do not continue to siiffer from such
ailments as Loss of Appetite, Belching,
Heartburn, Sick Headache, Indiges
tion, Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Colds,
Grippe, and Malaria, Fever and
Ague, when Hostetter's Bitters will
help you so much. Take home a bottle
today and make the start on the road
to good health. You 11 be thankful
many times afterward that you heeded
this advice. Any Druggist or Dealer
will supply you with the genuine, which
has our Private Stamp over the neck.