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VOL. VI. NO. 150.
PORTLAND, OREGON, .WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 23, 1907.---SIXTEEN PAGES. , ' PRICE TWO CENTS. , ' Z3
SAVES TWO
LIVES, BUT
GuOL Moore Drowns In
e-Cake Michigan While Per
forming Heroic Work of
Rescuing . Friends from
Death Boat Capsized.
Swam Twice to Shore From
Craft Each Time Bearing
Unconscious Burden
Home in Tortland For
merly Lived in Prineville.
, . (Journal Special Ssrrlee.)
Chicago, Aug. $- At tha sacrifice
of hla own life. Our EL Moor. 21 years
eld, a student at the National Medical
university, saved two young men from
death In Lake Michigan after a most
; herolo struggle against wind and waves.
. Moore died this morning from hem-
orrbago of the lungs caused by the too
great task which he performed. Twice
, he swam from a eapslsed. eraft on the
lake to shore, each time bearing- as a
: burden the body of one of his friends.
vThen he sank to the around exhausted
and was taken to the hospital where
..he died.' " " " - ' '
Moore's home was at 114 Eugene
street, Portland, Oregon,: where his
mother, Mrs. B. E. Moore, resides.
. Young Moore was a native Oregon'lan,
: and an only son of Mrs. Sadie E. Moore,
' 14 Bugene atreet, who received a tele-
gram this morning announcing his
death. He vw born at PrlnevUle, where
hie father waa a prominent merchant
up to the time of his death six years
"' ago. , -
For the past three years the-young
man had been a medical student In Chi
cago, and would have graduated next
Juae-Lur1ng the oast year be was first
assistant at Pr. Llndlahr naturopath
sanatorium. Set Ashland boulevard, tie
..was a graduate of the Oregon Agrlcul
tural college of the 1(04 clans, where he
.won the -gold mertal and 126 in no Id in
the oratorical contest of 1I0S, later rep.
resenting the Oregon Agricultural col
lege in the state collegiate oratorical
contest at Kugene. He expected to re
' turn to Portland after graduating and
practiee jile chosen profession. -
. Mr. Moore was president of a physical
- culture club in Chicago, and. was a
: member., of Friendship lodge. No. 14,
Ar-Or-Wv, st Corvallis. 1
Arrangements have been made - to
bring- the remains to Portland for ere.
-mation.
He leaves a mother and sister. Gladys,
' the latter a student at Corvallis Agrl
cultural college. -
LAKE STEAilEES
SINK EACHOTHEE
-"-" v Uonrnal Spedal Service.)
Toledo. Ohio, Aug. J 8. The freight
steamers Isaac EI wood and B rower col
lided off Bar Point. Lake Erie, last
night. Both were sunk. Both ships
'are In deep water but their decks are
" clear. Both crews are safe,
PRINCE WEKLIAM IS
i " PRESIDENT'S GUEST
tjeersal Special Berries.)
r Oyster Bay, Aug.. -Prine Wfl
11am of Sweden earn today t be the
guest of President Roosevelt at lunch
eon, 'i no nweoisn nunuur, "I
i mjt olUCJaia, Minr mini m j ............
Momata ware also guests.
Wheat Cargoes Ont of Port
land During Next Few
Months Will Be Enormous
Millions of Bushels Will
Leave Local Docks. V
Grainhandlers Yesterday
". Granted Hours and Wages
for Which . They Struck
lst Year Eight Jtun
dred Will Be Employed.
Exporters of grain at this port look
forward this year to a busier season
than aver". In view of the fact prepara
tions for handling an immense volume
of business are being made, and tn a
few weeks the harbor, will present
scenes seldom equaled anywhere, espe
cially from, a wheat shipping point of
view.,' As army of men will be engaged
In the work and millions of dollars will
ba circulated. - - - ' ' , -
At meeting; held late yesterday
afternoon between representatives of
the various grain exporting firm and a
committee from the Orainhandlara un
ion a contract waa an tared Into regulat
ing hours of labor and wages from Sep
tember X this year to April 1. ltOS, or
In other words for the time covering
the grain shipping season. - ' ' '
The contract reoognisea the employee'
worth' of more money, in that It gives
them an increase of 6 cents per hour
and overtime over and above nine hours.
At present the wages are I & cents for
straight time and 66 cents for overtime,
whereas on and after the flrat of the
month they will be 49 and CO cents an
houfv-
Kate Asked for Established.
Thla praaUoallw. establishes the -rate
aaked for a yea ago when the grain
handlers went on strike to enforce their
demands. The strike resulted in a com
promise arrangement, but this year- the
agreement--waa reached without oven
talk of a strike on either side.
In connection therewith exporters here
who practically control the situation on
Puget sound say that wagea have been
raised there from' 10 to 15 cents an hour
straight time and from 60 to 64 cents
an hour for overtime.. It Is generally
oonoeded that- the work la worth 6 cents
a bushel mora to handle the grain here,
because of the faot that It la taken care
of with more dispatch and sometimes
Elled much higher than in the ware
ouses on Puget sound. ' .
Millions of bushels of wheat will be
shipped from this port this fall and win
ter, and between 700 and 00 men are
required to truck the grain In the ware
houses, which constitutes the work of
the grainhandlers.
From this it will be Seen that the
money Set into circulation for wages
alone In handling the cereal at the wharf
Is no small item. In addition to this ex
pense there are the wagea of the liners
and stevedores, both of whom work in
dependently ot the grainhandlers union,
, . Bag-age Forel- Snips. .
Another Indication of the excellent
outlook for a big season la found In the
fact that veeeels to load for Europe and
the orient are engaged about as quickly
aa they can be found available. Sev
eral new charters were reported this
morning, among them being the French
barks Martha Roux and Marechael de
Turenne, the British ship Buccleuch
and the British ship MUtonbum. Toe
British ship Claverdon was chartered
yesterday afternoon after the charter
of the Freneh bark Eduoard PetalUe had
been announced. ...
All of these windjammers will carry
wheat and barley to Queenatown or Fal
mouth for orders. They were taken at
(Continued on Page Two.)
WESTERN UNION COMPANY
. DELINQUENT IN TAXES
"Postal Company Has Paid Part of Its Small Tax, But Re
fuses to Pay More Both tympanies are Assessed
V ; on a Very Low Valuation '.'
Managing 'official's of ' the Western
-Union an of the. Posts 1 Telegraph
companies aayfhat tha business ot
their companies Will not allow any in
crease in wages to be paid to operators
employed by them and are giving this
as one ef tha reasons why tha demands
of the striking operators, are not met
by the companies. Taxpayers of Mult
nomah county may conclude thnt per
haps this business condltfbn la also the
reason why tha Western Union com
pany ras paid' none of Its taxes -for last
year now. delinquent, while' the Poetal
company nsa paid only 64out of a
total of $240.
According to the records at the court
house and In the office of Assessor Bl
lsr the total valuation of the Western
Union property In Multnomah county,
Including the franchise, la 4S.IK. The
va!ut1r-ri placed upon the franchise is
614f'jr The valuation planed upon the
pretty of the Postal Telesraph com
ieiy Is 116,600, out of which the ss-
T,Msed value of. the franchise, amount
ing to 116,000, must be taken. I
rostal Pays Only wart,
From these valuations the tax de-
fartment ttxed the taxes due the coun
r, under the l(l-mlll lev of Ust year,
at li70.1T fnr the Western Union and
139 for the Postal company. AlthouKli
the taxes for the past year are now de
linquent the Western tulon has paid
no part ef the $670.17 charged against
Its property, while the Postal company
haa paid $56 on its account, but refuses
to pay the remaining $240 due on Its
franchise of $16,000. -
The property valuation of the West
ern Union, aside from the $16,000 for
the franchise. Is 128.395. The property
valuation of the Postal company, aside
from its $16,000 franchise. Is $3,600. It
will ha seen therefore thst the West
ern .Union refuees. apparently to pey
any of its taxes not alone upon the
franchise, but upon the $21, 395 valua
tion of its personal and real property,
while the Postal company refuses to
pay the larger part of Its assessment,
or the $240 tax upon , Its $16,000 fran
chise, and onlv enriches the county with
$50 or the tax upon the $3,600 of reaV
and nersonai nrODertr. .
mate f Taxation.
The rate of taxation under which the
computation Was made(is given by the
tax department as 14 mills. This ap
plies to the total holdings of the Postal
office, but in the case of the Western
Union, which has holdings throughout
the county outside of Portland, the
varying rates of school district levies
make a - somewhat varying rate
chsrged.
The derVlctlon of the two companies
In paying their taxes la nothing new In
their history, as assessors- and tax col
lectors reports from practically every
state tell the same story of trouble In
collecting hares made - agalnat the
eompaniea' properties.
MEMBERS 0FBR00KLYN, JTEW YORK, CIVIC .LEAGUE ON VISITJ0 PORTLANDS
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MOORE GIIES
WAREHOUSE
Lots-Valued at Fifty Thou
sand in Addition to Eight
Thousand Acres of Wheat
Land Deeded by President
to Receirer. '
TAKING CAKd AT SIXTH AND WASHINGTON THIS MORNING FOR TOUR OF CITY.
FORCED TO SIGN
CHECK BY THUG
X: J. Kelly Declares Himself
Victim of Remarkable .
V ; HoldrUp Last Night. ,
: Held up and robbed of a watch -and
$4 In cash and then compelled by the
highwayman to olgn a check for -$20
payable to the thug's order, la the re
markable experience J. J. Kelly says
he underwent at the hands of Lynn Wil
liams, alias . "Red Dos," a notorious
negro ex-convlct. last night. Williams
Is now locked up in tha -city prison and
will have to facet a charge of highway
robbery, on a -ooroplaint sworn to by
Kelly.
' About lt:J0 o'clock ' this morning
Kelly. -Who conducts a paint store at
43$- East Washington street, telephoned
to headquarters that a negro footpad
had halted him on the Burnaide bridge
and after relieving him of hla valuables
foroed him to go to his store and fill
out a check on the United States Na
tional bank for $20. The victim of
the alleged footpad subsequently came
to the station' and Informed Captain
Bailey that he thought he would be able
to locate tha thug. - - .
Soon after t o'clock Kelly notified the
police official that he had found the
crook asleep In his store and Patrol
men Wendorf and - Phillips were dis
patched to the ' scene In tha patrol
wagon. Williams was found peacefully
slumbering in the paint store, the watch
claimed to have been stolen was lying
on a barrel and a dollar waa discovered
on the floor beside him. ?' -
Upon being searched at the station a
check for $20, signed "McCalla A Don
aldson," and made payable to "Lem"
Williams, waa found on tha prisoner.
Kelly explained he had bought out
the Arm of McCalla A Donaldson, but
waa unable to give a rood explanation
why he had signed their name to the
check. .- Aa Kelly appeared to be Intox
icated, Captain Bailey locked him up
on a charge of drunkenness. Willlama
declares that Kelly gave him tha check
to commit a felony and denies commit
ting the alleged holdup. J -
Kelly awOre to a complaint thla morn
ing charging - Willlama with highway
robbery and the case haa been set for
healing next Friday. 'According to the
paint dealer's atory tha ex-convict after
robbing him seised one of his arms and
marched him to the - East "Washing
ton street store. After filling out the
check Kelly declares he hastened to his
home at 72$ East Ankeny atreet and
notified hts brother.
- Returning to the store-Kelly Bays ha
waa aurprlsed to And the highwayman
still In the place and then hastened to
headquarters to notify the police. . Kel
ly's . statement of his movements does
not tally with the report of Captain
Bailey. When locked up for drunken
ness $1.B0 was found on Kelly, which
Is regarded as peculiar In vlow of his
claim of being robbed. Upon Invest!-
Satlon it waa found that the check was
ated 1908 and the. complainant ex-
Slalns that the reason he signed Mc
alla . and Donaldson's names waa to
convince Willlama that he waa not lead
ing him Into a trap-aa tha letterheads
In the office bore that name.
Williams bears a most unsavory rep
utation. He waa arrested on Novem
ber 6.. 10$, by Detective Hartman for
the larceny of $30 from Jacob Hick
man. While on the way to the station
he felled the officer tn the, ground and
drew a revolver. Hartman alert pulled
his gun and finally forced Willlama to
accompany him. Oh. January 15, 1904,
the negro waa sentenced to five yeara In
the Balem penitentiary and waa recent
ly released. ' i.
1TIR0WS DIAMONDS INf
y SEWER BEFORE DYING
, ( (Journal gpertal Berries.) ' 'j
Webster City, Pa., Aug. 19. In sight
of an astonished crowd,' Carl Pressley.
an actor, made a bonfire in the street
of $1,600 tn paper money, threw hla
diamond rings and stud In a sewer end
then snnounced to a group of friends In
the Park hotel lobby that he waa going
to kill himself.
He took a revolver, walked across the
street to a park and calling to passers
by to watch him die, fired a bullet Into
his brain. He fell dead Instantly.
t.t Pressley,- who was well known
throughout mis and neignnoring stares,
bad been drinking heavily for tw.o weeka.
LACK OF FUNDS IS
CAUSE OF SUICIDE
(Jonraal Special Berries.)
New' Tork, Aug. SS. With' his bag
gage on beard the steamer Coronla.
which sailed yesterday for England,
Martin Kuhlman, aged 40. of Salt Lake,
committed suiolde by shooting Nmaelf
In the head st the International hotel
here. lie had made all plans for the
trip but had only 1$ la his pockets
when found. - -v . '
BROOKLYN EYES VIEW CITY
Hundred Members From New York Civic League Here
To Study Municipal O)nditions-Commercial Club 1 ;
' ; v Escorts Visitors To Points of Interest.
. Mora than 100 members of tha Brook
lyn Clvio league ar In Portland today
sightseeing and studying clvio condi
tions in the Rosa City with a view of
adopting whatever methods of city gov
ernment may be best suited tortha east
am city in a schema to Improve clvio
conditions there. The party arrived on
a special train this morning and were
met by. committees from the Commer
cial club and the New Tork State so
ciety, who piloted the vlstors about on
a sightseeing trip. - m
- John R. Crelghton Is In charge of the
party which la making a tour of the
country for the purpose of gaining in
formation as well aa for pleasure. The
inert be rs -ar composed of soma of the
wealthiest and most Influential eltlaena
of the city of churchea.
The visitors stopped at tha Portland
hotel upon their arrival thla morning
and left on a streetcar rid at 10
O'clock. ' All places of Interest In Port
land, Including a trip to Council Croat,
ware visited. After a ride of several
hours the party returned to the hotel
for luncheon and then split up in
groups to visit about the city.
Tom ' Richardson of the Commercial
olub waa In charge of the trolley ride
and explained the advantagea of the
city to the, tourists. Other members of
the Commercial club committee were:
President C W. Hodeon, W. B.
Olafka. J. I Hartman and - Ed
ward jenrman. . The eommittee iron
he New York State society was
composed ot the following: Mrs. Llda
M. O'Brvan. Judge D. J. Haynes, Mrs.
Jamea W. Tlfft. Charlea C. Fisher. Mrs.
Mary Chapel and Arthur P. Tlfft.
Many former residents of New Tork
now. residing In Portland visited the
tourists at the hotel this morning and
renewed acquaintances of earlier daya.
The visitors will leav-yor-California
tonight to complete their coaat journey
and then, after a few days In the south
ern state, will leave for New Tork.
THAW TRIAL TO
BE TAME AFFAIR
Leaves Everything to Attor
ney and will Plead Tem
.'. porary Insanity.
' - (Joarsal Special Ssrrlc.) -New
Tork. Aug. 2$. A plea of tem
porary Insanity, from which hta client
has now recovered and ' the' complete
elimination, aa far as possible, of the
sensational features which marked the
last trial, will b the method or Martin
W. Littleton, attorney for the defense.
In the next trial of Ilarry Thaw.
Laong confinement .hat made Harry
Thaw lees headstrong and more amen
able to reason. Hla attorney declares
that ho other man could have stood the
strain aa Thaw haa and claims that his
client haa never been despondent.
Thaw states that everything haa been
f laced at the discretion of Littleton and
hat he will trust to him implicitly.
He declares that h will not repeat hla
former performance of discharging law
yers every, few daya. '
BRAVE GIRL SAVES ,
PASSENGERS' LIVES
Trainmen Offer -Heroine a
Purse But . She Refuses '
, - . to Accept Reward. ;;
"; (Joarsal BpeeUt' Bsrvke.) .''.
(Stockton, Cal., Aug. $$.-Th presence
of mind and grit of Miss Jennie Faesler.
who realdea at Faasler'a spur on tha
Sierra railway In Tuolrane county, saved
several tines and kept a long train from
plunging into 4 chasm, where It would
undoubtedly have been destroyed by
A grasa fire which started alongside
the track spread to a bridge and burned
out five bentey It was only a few
mlnutea after -she noticed that the
bridge was almost destroyed that a
train, which consisted of a number of
boxcars with pasaensjer coaches, was
due. Miss rsssler ran down the track
and -wavtu a danger signal brought
the train to a atop. Paaeengera and
trainmen heartily . thanked her and
wanted to make up a purse aa a reward,
but aha declined it -
PARLIAMENT ENDS IN
V ANCIENT MUMMERY
. (Joarsal ftpertal Barrke.)
fSondon, Aur. $ Parliament waa pro
rogued today .with the picturesque old
fnsnloned ceremonial. The king's speech
wae perfunctory. One of the longest
and moat arduous sessions in history is
ended ij the proaogaUon. .
DESCRIPTION OF
v TEETH ONLY CLEW
Dead Man, Found at Scaview
Believed to be Missing
Dr. J. M. Smith. .
Should a description of her husband's
teeth ' forwarded to Ilwaco by Mrs.
Jamea Marlon Smith, widow . of the
Portland physician who was drowned at
Long Beach three weeks ago, tally with
tha description of the body of. a. man
washed ashore at Ilwaco yesterday, tha
faith held by Mrs. Smith that the sea
would ultimately give up its dead and
that the body of her husband would be
returned to her will have been strangely
Justified. ,
- Ever, since the - tragic death ef ' her
husband Mrs. Smith, who - was almost
erased by her bereavement, haa stead
fastly held that sometime Dr. Braith's
body would be restored to her. She has
waited and watched daily for reports of
the finding of a body In tha Vicinity of
Long Beaoh. 1
Yesterday her vigil' was rewarded by
a dispatch In The Journal from Ilwaco
announcing that the badly decomposed
body of a man had been waahed ashore
nt Seavlew, two miles north of Ilwaco.
The telegram atated that there were ne
meana of Identification and that the
clothing had . been washed : from the
body, leaving It absolutely nude.
But with every other meana ef identi
fication gone Mrs.- Smith la relying upon
the accurate description of her hue
banj's teeth furnished by his dentist.
Dr. D.- Howard Miller of the Mohawk
bulldlna. .
Here Is the slender thread of evidence
on which Mrs. ttmitn hopes to establish
the Identity of the body:
Oold filling on lingual surface of the
upper right Inolaor a good-alsed fill
ing. . - . .- .; 1
Two upper , left bicuspids gold
crowned. , ,
On upper right side back of tha cus
pids, one or two teeth missing. -;, -
Slight aa thla evidence la Dr. Miller
says that there ahould be no difficulty
In determining whether tha body washed
ashore at Seavlew Is that of Dr. Miller
or not. Mra Smith has forwarded the
description of the teeth to the coroner
at Ilwaco, and firmly believes the mys
tery of the dead body will be explained
when the teeth are examined.
Dr. . Smith wae an osteopathic phy
sician of Portland and the first part of
August was , spending his vacation at
Iona- Reach. On August ( he and his
13-year-old son were bathing when the
boy got beyond hla depth in a deep crab
hole between the beach and the bar
which had formed beyond It. Dr. Smith,
who was attired In a bathing suit, swam
after hla boy, but the two were separ
ated by the dangeroua nndertow and
the father waa carried beyond hie depth
and where he could make no headway
agalmst the current.
Bystanders managed to save the boy's
life, but Dr. Smith sank before help
could reach him. -
''On the afternoon of the day that the
physician waa drowned people on the
beach sighted Dr. Smith's body in the
sort off Tioga but It dlaappesred before
they, could secure It. and nothing haa
been- heard of It slnte then.
Dr. Kmlth was SS veara old and lived
at 284 Washington street with his
wife and two sons. Mrs. Smith, and her
sons returned to -Port lend on the even
ing following the tragedy.
e
r.lOULEY HAFID
SLAYS SULTAN
Reported That Pretender
Has Assassinated Moroc
can Ruler at I'ez. r
(Journal Special terries.) i
Tangier, August $$. It Is rumored
here that tha sultan baa been assassin
ated by Mouley Hand In his palace at
Fes.. According to tha report will oh
reached here, a column of tha sultan's
troops were attacked and ' $0 killed be-i
lore tne assassins reaonea ma ruier ana
put him to death.
It wae believed that Vouley Hand,
pretender to the throne, had started for
Caaa Blanca to take charge of the na
tive troops. Abdul Asia, the dead sul
tan, had diminished hia bodyguard, be
llsvlng himself safe from attack for the
time. The- descent of the pretender
upon the capita) waa unexpected and the
fle-nt for tha protection of th.' .sultan
was brief. - .
When tha pretender proclaimed him
self sultan mora than a week-ago- many
of the ehleftana of tha atrongeat hill
tribes recognised his claim and Joined
hla army. It was predloted that there
would be a fierce atruggle for - the
throne, but It was believed that tha at
tack against the foreigners at Caaa
Blanca would coma flrat.
The wily Mouley Hafld dispatched re
inforcements - to the attacking tribes
men at Caaa Blanca, but remained be
hind himself with a considerable body
of troops to slay tha sultan. . . ,
Aa soon as the death of tha sultan
became known general satisfaction waa
expressed by most of the people and
Mouley HaJVl hailed aa ruler.
According to the report reoelved here
ttfe "pretender will proceed to Caaa
Blanca Immediately to take personal
command of the troops there.
ROOT IS GOING TO "
CALL ON PRESIDENT
(Jearaal Special Berrlee.)
White Plains, Aug. it. It la reported
Secretary Root will make a flying trip
to confer with the prealdent at Oyster
Bay Saturday. .
MARTINIQUE ; FEELS
t ; EARTHQUAKE " SHOCK
. (Joarsal Special Berrlee.) '
Fort da Franca. Martinique, Aug. SR.
An earthquake of great, aeverity- waa
felt here last night at 10:60. .No dam
age haa yet been reported. ....
Portland Tract Sacrificed
For Benefit of Depositors
in Defunct Savings Bank
.Lies at Montgomery and
Water Streets.
Warehouse property in Portland
worth $60,000, and approximately 7,109
acres of Oregon and Washington whsat
lands will go tn to swell the resources)
back of the suspended Oregon Trust
Savings bank.- to guarantee payment of
dollar for dollar To the-depositors.
These properties President W. H. Moore)
has cheerfully volunteered to the cause
and today Instructed his attorney, A. EU
Reames, to draw up tha papers trans-,
ferrlng them to Receiver T. O. Devlin.
"I have full Instructions from Mr.
Moore, and w-ill proceed with all rea
sonable dlapatoh to prepare the descrip
tions aud deeds." said Mr. Keamea, "Tha
Sropertiea will be Hated, and deeda
rawn to Receiver Devlin, and the
transfer will b made aa aoon aa tha
clerical work can be accomplished."
. ' tan&a All Talnable. ;
Mr. Moore said tha lands are ar erase
eastern Oregon whest lands He de
clined to place specific values oa the
Eroperty, but said most of It had 4i
ushels of wheat to the sera this year.
About 4.460 acres are in Sherman, Otl
liara. Morrow and Benton countlea and
the value of all wheat lands in these
oountlea has long been established at
from $26 to $50 .per acre.
About 1,400 acrea of similar lands re
cently purchased in the Walla. Walla
wheat belt by Mr. Moore also go into
the list turned over to the receiver,
making a total of mora than 7,8o acrea.
- Tha - warehouse property in Portland
to be turned pver consists of lots at
Montgomery and Watea'atreeta. These
were -purehaaed by Mr. Moore only a
few weeka ago, and are regarded as
valuable for manufacturing or ware
house purposes, aa they are accessible
to the river and railroads.
Receiver Devlin sad today:
"Mr. Moore la taking action to relm
burse depositors to the fullest extent
possible, and haa given Inatructiona that
a large acreage of what landa and other
property be turned over to the receiver
to asalet If necessary in paying deposi
ors dollar for dollar. The work of mak
ing out descriptions and fdeeds will re
Quire eonalderable - time.
Begin Cheesing' Seonrltles Tomorrow.
The securities that were shipped by
express from New fork arrived here
yesterday afternoon, and have been
checked over. The total amounts agree
with the several statements that have
been made by the bank's officers. There
Waa no written record of the amounts
of securities sent, so far iri know of.
It will take a long time to list end check
out tha commercial paper.- This taak
will be begun tomorrow morning and
there will be no unnecessary delay."
Tha song of the adding machine la
heard at the bank from morning till
night, and a force of half a- dosen clerks
is busily ferreting out papers and check
ing books and accounts. The officer
of the bank are devoting their entire
time to assisting the receiver in hand
ling accounts and collections and ex-
rlalntng the multitudlnoua bustneaa
ransactlona that occur In tha everyday,
life of a banking and trust company.
It Is believed the receiver will be In
a position within a few dsys to make
a, complete report of the bank's esneta
and liabilities, after which a reasonably;
close estimate can bo made by depoelt-
( Continued on Page Two.)
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
...,. ... , i
MAY ASK FOR SABBATH LID
. . .
: - 'ft I-
r Front' Street Dealers In Produce Somewhat Divided Re
, garding Sunday Closing District' Attorney Man
" " nihg.will Take no Action Unless Requested.
Commission merchants of Portland
are also beginning to long for tha peace
ful Sabbath quiet now .being enjoyed
by the aaloonmen,.the grocers and the
blacksmiths, thanks to the humane ex
tension . by. District.' Attorney Manning
of tha law of tha land over these- crafts j
and trades." ' .''
Tha commission men have been dis
cussing tha matter ainoa first Jhe . sa
loons refused to open -their doors-In
defiance of tha law and when the gro
cers aaked to be released from the taak
of taking In money Sunday, and later
tha blacksmiths . Joined In . tha chorus
with the result that thaamlthtea of
Multnomah ' county belched forth - ao
smoke August $6 or any Sunday there
after: then tha men who vend produce
for a portion Of, the profits thereof
grew audible In their longings- for free
dom. . .
As yet, however, no enrceaae has
come to them because of the fart that
the farmer holds the whip, the farmer
and the conimlslsnn men who ! not
long for BunUay oulet. Practically all
of the commlsaion mn, or a lame nm
Jnrlty of them at 1hi. have pre..-!
themselves as l".WIn to clou- t - r
places on Sunday an i tiius be ar -i
wholly to loin the happy caravan t
Caiadero and -wayalde points.
uisirici Attorney Manning up to this
time haa heard no more than occasional
mutterlngs of discontent but nothing of
an official nature. He stales, too, thst
he will not take ectlon in the matter
unless the commission men come to hlta
and ask that such sctlon be taken.
That attitude therefore Is the stum
bling block standing in the path to
pleasure sought by the commission mer
chants. As long an a few out of the
list are of greedy nature and nmlntai i
their places, noen flmi.lxy the olimra of
more leisurely Intent must go and A t
likewise., or else run the risk of loeli
the patronage of certain of their farm-r
friends. On the other hard Die cn
mlailon men who daslre to rl.
disinclined to make a reotient of
district .attorney for fear tlal hr '
Ing they would cross the f.-ilnn. i.f i
F producers' and thus turn lh'r !"
nto1 the .channels wht'-h hi t I
Jng to do business ott K.tn'y
as any oth-r day.
The aue.Hon Is reeetvt -
one consi deration ' '
slon ntn ari'l H t -rosy
brave ti- - ' ' ' ,' ,
ami t( 1 " ' " '
to d I 1 '
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