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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 36, 1914.
Showcases, Tables and Fixtures for Sale
FEDERAL SITE 15
DRAGNET TAKES IN
5 MONEY LENDERS
PASTOR OF WHITE TEMPLE, WHO HAS TENDERED HIS
COVETED BY CLUB
East Side Business Men Are
Loud in Praise of Old
Block for Auditorium.
Raids Led by Prosecutors
With Force of Deputies to
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INTEREST RATES TOLD
Taiil Muller Tells What He Pa!I to
Companies for Loans and Gives
Fljcurrs to Officers One Sui
cide Laid to Increasing Iebt.
Wholesale arrests or alleged loan
hark concerns were made late yester
day by the District Attorney. Raids
........ fn.ir cnnrprnA and
were iimuv ujjun
their records were seized and are neia
at the Courthouse as eviaence.
Those arrested were Samuel Kline.
Columbia Loan Company. Swetland
building; G. V. Adams, Portland Loan
Company. Rothschild building; Miss M.
B. Coulllacd and Miss R. E. Donahue.
Mercantile Credit Association. Henry
building, and R. A. Frame. Fliedner
The charge is the same In all cases,
that of receiving illegal interest The
maximum penalty fixed by law for one
convicted of this offense is a line of 500
and one year's imprisonment.
The raids were conducted In person
by Deputy District Attorneys, accom
panied by Deputy Sheriffs.
Lender and Book Captured.
Deputies Ryan. Pierce and Delch and
Special Agent Geren, with the aid of
Ieputy Sheriffs Sievers. Weeks, Coffey
and Allen, swooped down upon the un
suspecting money lenders and brought
them and great quantities of office rec
ords and books to the District Attor
ney's offices. All were admitted to ball
and hearing will be had Just as soon as
the prosecuting officers can go through
the mass of evidence and prepare their
The arrest of all four companies was
brought about by the evidence pro
duced by one man. Paul Muller. an
employe of the City Water Department,
who was not only a borrower In each,
but In the ill-starred State Security
Company, raided last week, as well
Special Agent Geren was the complain
ing witness in each instance.
These cases differ from that of the
State Security Company In that allof
the money-lenders arrested yesterday
have state licenses In compliance with
the law. save Frame.
High Rates Alleged.
The State Security Company was op
erating in defiance of the law and
would not secure a license. However,
It appears that the Portland. Mercan
tile and Columbia loan concerns paid
but little attention to their license re
strictions. They are allowed to receive
3 per cent a month on short-time loans
of $30 and over and more than than
that on leaser sums, but the state
ment of Paul Muller shows that the
loan companlea were not content with
such modest gains.
His figures show that the Portland
Loan Company compelled him to pay
Interest at the rate of 50 per cent a
year, the Mercantile 70 per cent and
the Columbia 100 per cent.
For two years Muller has been In the
toils of the loan companies. He has
been driven to distraction by worry,
and It finally became a question of
borrowing from one after another to
keep his head above water. His debt
Increased like a snowball rolling down
Large Sosaa Borrowed.
In the past two years he has bor
rowed. It appears, approximately 130
from the five money lenders now being
prosecuted. He was worried to such
an extent that he gave a chattel mort
gage, he says, on his furniture to
three different companlea as security
for his borrowings. This became known
to one of them and Muller was told
that he might be arrested unless he
Threats were made to selxe his sal
ary and fear that he would lose his
position and his modest salary drove
him to consider thoughts of bankrupt
cy proceedings, thinking this might
afford him a means of escape. He
was drswn Into the clutches of the
loan companlea through Illness when
he was working for the Portland Rail
way. Light tt Power Company, and
once in he could not get out. he said.
He made further borrowings to ac
commodate his brother-in-law. who
needed money. A short time ago his
father's death plunged blm further Into
debt, and he was In such a plight that
he was forced to make another loan to
pay his butcher and grocer.
Employe Almost In Despair.
One who knows Muller says he has
always been honest In all his dealings,
and that he owes all his misfortunes
to the alleged sharks. He is married
and lives at 1191 East Taylor street.
One can perhaps understand his des
pair when the ruinous rates of interest
he says he had to pay are known. And
he had to keep borrowing to meet his
debts, for he was constantly spurred
on by the threats of the money-lenders,
he says. As an example, he borrowed
130 from the Mercantile Credit Associa
tion, his records show, which he was
to repay at the rate of $7.30 per month,
and payment was to be made In seven
instalments. He was to repay $51 for
the original $30. Another loan of $35
from another concern was to be repaid
In eight months at the rate of SS.25 per
month, or $1 for every one he borrowed.
Suicide Laid to Debts.
In the accounts of the State Security
Company was found yesterday the name
of one man who is a suicide of the past
month and who. it Is said, was driven
to his death by the pressure of his
debts, one of which was to the State
Security Company for $40.
The Mercantile Credit Association,
formerly kp-.wn as "Drake's." Is owned
and operated hy two attractive young
women. This company is said not to
have been such a ruthless money-getter
as some others. However, the District
Attorney's office believes it has evi
dence sufficient to convict all those ar
rested. The motion of the State becurity
Company to have its records returned
and the demurrer to its complaint,
which were to have been argued In the
District Court yesterday, have been
postponed until tomorrow.
HOOSIERS HOLD REUNION
Indiana Families Gather to Renew
Earlv day In Indiana were recalled
by former residents of the Hoosler
State at the annual picnic of the In
diana Society of Oregon In Peninsula
Park yesterday afternoon and evening.
About 00 Invited guests and members
of the organization told of their early
experiences "back East."
Ths outing was an informal get-together
affair and -games were the after
noon programme. At o'clock a basket
lunch was spread, after which a roll
call was taken.
The plcilckers were then grouped by
counties and old times were discussed
and acquaintances renewed.
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THE REV. W. B.
REV. HINSON RESIGNS
White Temple May Lose Pas
tor in Charge 4 Years.
REPORT IS NOT OFFICIAL
Noted Pulpit Orator to Take Vaca
tion After Today First Hint Of
Resignation Given in Chnrch
Bulletin; Theme 'Farewell.'
Continued From First Page.)
action, unless arrangements are made
to have It withdrawn.
White Temple Prospers.
t-.. uin,nn hs held the pulpit of the
ti'ui. T.mni inci earlv In 1910. hav
ing come to Portland as the successor
to Dr. James wmtcomo urougnei,
Is now pastor in Los Angeles. Prior to
coming to Portland Dr. Hlnson was
t.n vir nastor In San Diego,
and before that he served In Vancou
ver. B. C. and In Eastern cnarges.
Under his pastorate the White Temple
J j I at
congregation has prospered a"" "
membership has Increased largely.
Dr. Hlnson Is Nationally famous as
- nritnr striking In presence.
clear ana deep in thought, and tremen
dously powerful in his aenvery.
sermons, although delivered with the
appearance of being almost extempore,
are carefully thought out. and polished
to a rhetorical perfection that stamps
them with a high quality of literary ex
cellence. The first hint of his resignation was
given to the public In the Church Bulle
tin In the announcement of the topic of
the last sermon ne i i --
. vacation It Will be
preached tonight, the theme being.
"Finally, Bretnren, rareci--
RAILROAD PICNIC IS GAY
EMPLOYES OF FOUR LIXES ENJOY
All Hands and Their Families. From
Oldest to Youngest, 11 Coaches
Full, Go to Gladstone Park.
With the Harriman Club Band play
ing "She's a Bear, She's a Bear," 11
coach loads of Southern Pacific. Port
land, Eugene 4 Eastern. Salem. Falls
City & Western and Portland Railway
& Navigation employes returned to
Portland last night after a day of
great fun at Gladstone Park. It was
the end of the first "Safety-First" pic
nic ever held in the Northwest, and
the beginning of a strong movement to
unite the families and friends of rail
road men in the movement for the con
servation of human life. Probably 900
persons participated In the picnic, to
which Superintendent F. L Burckhal
ter. Assistant Superintendent C. A.
Martin, Agent Merriman and other of
ficials gave their personal direction.
On arrival at Gladstone Park, ad
dresses were delivered by Judge Wil
liam Colvig, tax agent, and Judge Wil
liam D. Fenton, general counsel for
the companies in Oregon. Judge Fenton
particularly appealed to the women
folk to aid in the safety-first move
ment through home ties, making for
sobriety and better-brained trained
Immediately following the speaking,
a Southern Pacific "melon" was cut.
Mark Woodruff, of the P. E. & E.,
sneaked the watermelon on to the
grounds for the delectation of those
Mlssourians who might be present. It
was Immediately "swiped" by Engineer
F. J. Connolly and a dividend was de
clared. Connolly afterwards lost a ham
he was awarded In a race.
As a result 'of the races the railway
employes declare they have developed
the champion 10-year-old girl sprinter
of the state in the person of Eva
Schultx. Running against girls of IS
years, the little wonder simply left
them somewhere along the route in
every event In which she tried for
The Harriman Club Band, under di
rection of C. J. Ringer, chief dispatch
er for the O.-W. R. & N., was busier
during the day than the Hungry Seven
ever dared to be. and the organization
was given a unanimous vote of thanks.
It was family-sort of a picnic for
the railroaders. Every man had all
HI SON, D. D.
his family along, from grandma to the
smallest tot. Dinners were spread
wherever the dust was thinnest and
afterward a programme of athletic
events was taken up.
The winners of the various events
Baseball Union Depot
Brooklyn shops. 6 to 5.
Flfty-vard dash for girls under 18
Eva Schultz first, Anna Cromwell sec
Fifty-yard dash for boys under IB
One hundred yards, free for all A.
Water race Hazel Petrie.
Potato race Mrs. Luclle Hammond.
Fat man's race F. J. Connolly.
Fifty-yard dash for married women
Mrs. Lucile Hammond.
220-yard dash William Ruffner.
Reverse race William Robertson
Running broad jump Curtis John
Needle race Oscar Palm.
Running high jump Curtis Johnson.
Half-mile relay race Palm. Bloch.
Three-legged race Palm and Bloch.
Sack race Tom irvine.
Special for girls under 16 Eva
Prizes for the various events were
contributed by the Pacific Hardware &
Steel Company; Allen & Lewis; Olds.
Wortman & King; Blumauer-Frank
Drug Company; Union Meat Company;
Pacific Coast Biscuit Company; Sig
Sichel; F. L. Smith Meat Company;
Moyer Clothing Company; M. Gunst &
Co.; fearson-t'age uompuii,
Fruit & Produce Company,
United Fruit Company
Phones Working Again.
Telephones on the East Side, partic
ularly In the Irvington and Woodlawn
districts, that were put out of commis
sirfh by the recent fire in Sullivan's
gulch, were all In normal working
order again by 6 o'clock last night. A
large force of linemen was employed
all day yesterday to "clean up" the
lines not already remedied. The loes
entailed by the company will not be
determined until all the work has been
Florida Man Buys at Selah.
F. C. Dlven, formerly of Portland, has
Just sold a well-improved 20-acre com
mercial apple orchard, located at Selah.
Wash., seven miles west of North
Yakima, to R. W. Miller, of Florida,
for $10,000. The .Wy:e is planted in
six-year-old trees. Tie sale was closed
through Mr. Miller's brother-in-law. B.
H. Lingenfelter. of Selah, Wash., the
firm of Calhoun. Denny & Ewing rep
resenting the seller. Mr. Miller plans
to make his home on the place.
PRETTY WEDDING RESULT OF
Mrs. .Sumner E. Bryant, Who Was
The home of Mr. and Mrs. II. W.
McDonald. 461 East Tenth Btreet
North, was the scene of a pretty
wedding Wednesday evening
when Miss Constance Lorena
Belknap became the bride of
Sumner E. Bryant. The marriage
service was read by the Rev. F.
L. Belknap, father of the bride.
Miss Maud Holllnger attended
the bride, while Raymond Bryant,
brother of the bridegroom, acted
as best man. Little Miss Mildred
Whltten carried the ring in a
lily, and Miss Louise Sullivan
strewed the bride's path with rose
petals. Mertoe Hollinger played
the wedding march (Lohengrin's).
Previous to the ceremony. Haven
Belknap sang "You." The couple
are on their wedding trip to the
Miss Belknap was a member of
the class of 1912, of Willamette
University, and Mr. Bryant a
member of the 1911 class of Pa
Mr. and Mrs. Bryant will be at
home to their friends after Sep
tember 1 at Gray's River. Wash
ington, where Mr. Bryant is prin
cipal of schools.
OLIVE BRANCH HELD OUT
All Factions Believed United in Ef
fort to Get Government to Give
City long-Term Lease on
Believing that the old Postoffice
block on Morrison, Yamhill, Fifth and
Sixth streets is admirably suited for
a public auditorium site and that ar
rangements can be mado with the Fed
eral Government for a long-term
lease, members of the East Side Busi
ness Men's Club have started a cam
paign to get the City Commission to
Although but little, except of a ten
tative nature, has been done as yet, it
Is probable that negotiations will be
started with the proper Government
officials through the Oregon delegation.
Site Well Suited to .Use.
Members of the Commission says the
site is exceptionally well adapted for
the auditorium. If it can be secured,
all the factions now contending for
various sites will unite in favor of this
one, it is believed.
Originally, the Postoffice site was
dedicated as a market block along with
the one on Third and Market streets,
which has been proposed for the audi
torium site if it can be used for
that purpose legally. The Federal Gov
ernment got the Postoffice site by pur
chase. The building has been out
grown by the city and the Govern
ment now is planning the new one near
the Custom-House. This will leave the
old block on the Government's hands
with no present use.
The proposal of the East Side Busi
ness Men's Club is to erect a building
for auditorium purposes, which can
be used also as a Postoffice substation,
a home for the Federal Courts, and
some Federal departments and a place
for an inside public market. It Is
said all these features can be embraced
within a building which can be erected
within the $600,000 appropriation now
Business Man Confident.
"There Is no reason why the city
could not get this site," said L. M. Lep
per, of the East Side Business Men's
Club, yesterday. "I am confident that
should the city make the request in the
proper way, the Federal Government
would give the city a 99-year lease on
the site If it did not give a deed.
"I believe this would settle all the
auditorium difficulties. Everyone I
have talked to, on the subject says it is
the ideal site. Provision could be made
for an auditorium on the second floor,
a sub-PoBtofflce on the first floor and
a public market In the basement. The
only use the Government will have for
the site will be for a building to house
a postal savings bank, a home for the
Federal Courts and a sub-Postofflce
station. Why should the Government
object to the city building these things
for the privilege of placing the audi
torium there also?"
Site Considered Ideal.
Eugene Brookings, also a member
of the East Side Business Men's Club,
said yesterday that he believes the site
would be Ideal. "My only fear," he said,
"Is that the city would have great dif
ficulty In getting the site."
City Commissioner Brewster says
there Is no question about the site
being ideal, but he believes it would be
difficult, if not impossible, to get the
location. He said, however, that It Is
At present, there is a suit pending
in the State Supreme Court to de
termine the right of the city to use the
market block as a site for the audi
torium building. This, It is thought,
will be settled within 30 days, at which
time, it Is expected, the auditorium'
plans will assume definite form. In the
meantime, negotiations may be opened
with the Federal Government. Definite
Information probably will be available
by the time the Supreme Court decides
the Market Block cases.
BANK HAS MOVING DAY
FIRST NATIONAL TEMPORARILY IN
Merger With Security Savings Trust
Is at Fifth and Washington I, mil
Its -i Home Is Completed.
Yesterday was the first moving day
experienced by the First National Bank
in three decades. Big van- moved the
furniture and other appointments of
the pioneer bank to its new temporary
home on the ground floor of the Cor
bett building, where It will be located
until the completion of its new h me,
about IS months hence, on the south
west corner of Fifth and Stark streets.
The immense signs bearing the name
of the First National were taken to
the corner of Fifth and Morrison
streets, where the title of the Security
Savings & Trust Company has been
alone heretofore. Letter artists were
busy all day yesterday changing names
and numerals on the windows, the most
significant change being In the "boost"
of decimal places in the capital and
surplus figures made necessary by the
immense amount of money concentrat
ed by reason of the consolidation of
the two institutions.
The combined 'staff of the two banks,
which will remain intact, was kept hust
ling all day and has not yet completed
the readjustment of all effect-! pre
liminary to the opening of the new
administration tomorrow morning.
The. former quarters of the First
National Bank on the southeast cor
ner of First and Washington now
wears a "bank closed" sign instructing
the forgetful visitor as to the new
residence of the institution. The old
bank building is to be sold.
TOTS GIVEF0LK DANCES
Crowds at Columbia Park Enter
tained by Children in Sports.
Children in the playgrounds of Co
lumbia Park gave a public exhibi
tion of athletic sports and folk danc
ing Friday night under Directors Phil
lips and Hessemer. Nearly 1000 vis
itors witnessed the performance. The
entertainment began at 7 o'clock.
Commissioner Brewster was present
and made a short address. J. B. Easter
announced a tag sale to raise a fund
for the purchase of a phonograph to
furnish the music required in the folk
dancing. Many tags were sold at once.
Going Out of Business
The positive closing out of this store's stock of worthy merchandise brings within
ynnr rfla.nh the greatestjtargains ever offered in Portland. Our, windows, our ads,
our countersaU combine to emphasize this fact. Take advantage of the bargains.
$2.25 Kind for
Everv Portland woman knows Monarch
Kid Gloves. They have
in the best stores for many years
ways at $2.25 or more
closing-out price brings themf 1 Q
to you in nearly all sizes,
Good styles; val
ues up to $15.00, at
PmripsndOxforcis, up to
HIGH MASON PASSES
James Daniel Richardson Suc
cumbs at Age of 71.
LONG CAREER IS NOTABLE
Kntering Confederate Army as Pri
vate, Promotion Is Gained-Speak-ership
of Assembly Held at 28
and House Post Sought.
James Daniel Richardson. ex-Representative
in Congress and sovereign
grand commander of the Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite Masons for the
southern jurisdiction, died Friday at his
home in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according
to a message received yesterday hy P.
S. Maicolm, 33d degree. Inspector-general
In Oregon of the Scottish Rite.
Mr. Richardson as Porn in numer
lei Rlehardson, Head ,
rn Jurisdiction of Mn- I
io Died In Tennessee.
ford County, Tennessee, on March 10,
1S43. He received his education In the
country schools and at Franklin Col
lege, near Nashville. When he was 18
years old he entered the Confederate
Army as a private and served during
nearly four years of the Civil War. He
rose to the ran), of Adjutant In the
Forty-fifth Tennessee Regiment.
After the war he studied law. He
began as an attorney at Murfreesboro,
in 1867. In October. 1871. when he was
28 years old, he was elected Speaker of
the Tennessee House of Representa
tives Later, he served as a member
of the State Senate and as a National
Representative. He was president of
the National Democratic convention In
Kansas City. Mo in 1900. and was a
candidate, for Speaker in the House of
Representatives during the Fifty-sixth
Mr. Richardson was elected grand
master of Masons in Tennessee in 1873.
He became grand high priest of the
grand chapter in 1882. Later he acted
as honorary inspector-general- In 1886
he was crowned an active member of
the supreme council.
On the death of O. S. Long, Mr. Rich
ardson was appointed lieutenant grand
$1.00 Dress Goods
Being Closed Out
been sold here
The Holtz Store
at j 1 VJ
Women's New Suits
Clearance at $10.85
Every Suit in the store off ered at this
price; women's late style tailored
serges, ratines, wool crepes, etc.; broken
lines; values up to $4oToO; M f OC
choice, while they last, at $ 1 V.O D
Women's An Absolute Close - Out of
Pumps and Canvas
Oxfords now at, pair
commander. He was elected to that
position on October 16. 1899. When
Judge Caswell died, In 1900, he became
acting grand commander. He was
elected grand commander in 1901.
SPOKANE PIONEER PASSES
Charles Kemp, Merchant, Dies at
Seaside, Or., After Long Illness.
SEASIDE, Or.. July 25. (Special.)
Charles J. Kemp, of Spokane. 66 years
old, died here at 7 o'clock this even
ing of internal hemorrhages. Kemp
was one of the pioneer merchants of
Spokane, having been in business here
for 30 years, the firm name in late
years being Kemp & Hehert. For many
years Mr. Kemp was aBfllcted with
heart and kidney trouble.
His wife and children wcro at the
bedside when death came. Mr. Kemp
had been in California for several
months prior to coming here and the
trip to this place was made as a last
resort. The body will be taken to Spo
kane for burial.
REDMEN PLAN POW-WOW
Vancouver Tribe Prepares for Con
clave on August 4.
VANCOUVER. Wash., July C5. (Spe
cial.) The Redmen of Kumtux Tribe,
No. 3, the second oldest Hedmen's lodge
in the State of Washington, are all
but ready for the grand pow-wow and
moonlight initiation at the Clarke
County fairgrounds grove August 4.
Nearly 3000 Redmen from Oregon,
Washington and Idaho will be present
at the first event of this kind ever
held west of the Mississippi River.
The grand lodge of the reservation of
Oregon is to put on the work of Initia
tion. The mystic secrets of the order
will be communicated to about 900
Kelso Has Revival Meetings.
KELSO. Wash., July 25. (Special. )
Elder C. A. Lvman. of the Seventh-Day
dventlst Church, is holding a aeries
of revivals at Kelso, In which a great
deal of interest is being taken and
which are well attended.
A Carload of Sinks
$4.50 Kind at $2.75!
actly like illustration. Guaranteed first class.
A. Sink that sells regularly at $4.50. Our sell
ing price direct to any ono
Big Savings on Plumbing
Estimates gladly givpn on any job. First-class Plumbing Sup
plies of every kind at money-saving prices. For instance:
30-gallon Range Boilers, new and first-class $4.6."
$20 White Enamel Cast Iron Bath Tubs 514.25
$13.50 High Tank Toilets, special 99.35
Take "S" Car South on Third Street to Grant
J. SIMON & BRO.
The 'Trust Busters." Front and Grant Streets.
100 pieces of White and Colored Wash
Dress Goods, this season 's fabrics ; every
yard desirable crepes, voiles, ratines,
silk and cotton mixtures, brocades, etc.;
values to $1.00 a yard; priced in OQr
this great closing out sale at, yd. --i7L
Summer s t yles;
$12.50 values, for
STEEL TRUSS DELIVERED
TIOI. THKATKR UPl I- I"'
OPE. DOORS ft K PTE Mil I. It 110.
)HnliiemrDl Said to Re Preparing
System of Profit sharing lo
pply to Its Employes.
All yesterday the steel erector were
busy at the site of the National The
ater, Park anil 8tark streets, unload
ing and getting ready to set an Im
mense steel truss which will support
the balcony and mezzanine floor. The
weight of tills truss Is over 30 tons anil
has to bo delivered In three pieces.
The entire truss was fabricated hi
Portland by local worklnamen. In fan
every article of material thus far u.
in the structure was produced here.
"My instruction," said president
Wlnstock. of the National compan).
"is that no outside material shall be
used except where it is absolutely Im
possible to secure what Is necrssar.i
In Portland. Tliua over 20 local con
cerns have been benefited by the erec
tion of this theater, while u force oi
more than lOti men has been kept con
tlnuously at work.
"There have been no accidents anil
no labor troubles of uny kind and the
men arc running a race with the Or
pheum Theater builders across the
street and bets are freely miidx thai
the National will bo completed, open
and running fully a month befors th'
The management figures on being
able to open on Wednesday. Septem
ber 30 with everything completely fin
ished to the minutest detail.
"Ventilation will be absolutely per
fect." said Mr. Wlnstock yesterda)
"The heating will be the Indirect sys
tem but efficient, while lighting will
be such that it will be as light as day
even while picture projection Is In
"The management will Inaugurate sn
original system of ro-operntlve profit
Rharlng with Its employes."
For baby's comfort Santlseptlc Lotion
The price that will give the
Plumbing Trust another big
jolt! We had to buy solid
carload of these cast iron,
white enamel porcelain Sinks
in order to get them to sell
so low. Ex-