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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, i'Kll)Af LVKNANG, AUGUST au, mi
$100,000 Deposited in Name
. of Insurance Company on
Contract That It Should Not
i Be Withdrawn.
KtctM Tb Jorl.),
' ffclsm. Or.. Aut. 30. When Assistant
' Attorney Van Winki produced the' orif
tns.1 contract between the old American
Bank & Trust company and the Amerl
can Ufa A Accident Insurance com
pahy In regard to a conditional loan
given by the bank of 1100,000 which was
tised by the company aa a basis for
acurlnr a atate llcenne In tha flret
fila It wa ltk exploding a bomb In
. tha camp of tha Insurance company,
which la plaintiff In the Injunction ault
' td restrain Insurance Commissioner
Ferguson Trom revoking the company's
. - -According to thla contract, tha money
' was deposited In tha name of tha In
surance company for on year on con
dltlon that it should not be withdrawn
at any time. L. O. Italston, formerly
, president of the bank, testified that a
verbal agreement was later mad al
lowing tha company to withdraw tha
I In substantiation of the contention
that the capital In not Impaired, offtcera
'cf tha company Introduced aa evidence
notes and mortgages aggregating $104,
000, while Insurance Commissioner Far
Bueon alleged that the company's state
ment showed liabilities of $153,000 and
Ithat asseta to thla amount were needed
. ; before the company la entitled to 11
, ceoaa. Tha state also brought out that
"..of tha mortgages ahown by tha com
pany, $60,000 la given by tha Marietta
- Realty company, which consists of L.
O. Ralston and wife and son, and that
they are stockholder in the Insurance
" company, which, under the law. would
' ; not be acceptable aa assets. The case
. la stilt in progress.
'POSTAL ROAD FUND
$8000 FOR EACH STATE
, (Wiihlnctoa Burets of The Jearad.)
Washington. Aug. SO. Under the
. 1500.000 appropriation in tha postoffice
-appropriation bill for experimental
roada, the department of agriculture to.
, dy assigned each state $8000. Oregon
or any local community must contribute
" double that amount
That each atate availing Itself of the
road fund under the postoffice appro
i piiation bill must raise double tha
i amount cornea aa a bit of new informa
; tlon to the Oregon good roada advocates
who have been supporting the measure.
The amount, too, la conaiderably below
tha original expectation. Tha money,
when secured, would be used In perma
nent Improvement of a postal route in a
given community, the road to serve as
a demonstration of the value of sucn
Improvement On all routes.
CALLED BY GRAND JURY
X M. Willey, accountant' who was en
- gaged to expert the books of the county
court, waa this morning called before
tha .grand Jury by the foreman, Dow
V, Walker, in view of an -investigation
maae several nays ago by tha Jury.
wriea John S. Beall asked the Jury to
take up the matter. Beall'a grievance
waa relative to an article published to
tha affect that bualneaa relatione be
tween hla firm and the county commis
sioners had been Irregular.
-. The evidence Willey la preaumed to
hava laid before the grand Jury this
'morning had to do with reasons why he
had not made his report, and aeveral
bualnesa matters tranaacted by the coun-
,ty board, which matters tended to show
poor business management.
'BISHOP CHAS. GRAFTON
" DIES AT FOND DU LAC
(UnltMl Prew Leased Wlr.)
' Fond Du Lac. Wis., Aug. 80. Bishop
Charles C. Grafton, head of the Episco
pal diocese for this district, dld here
today. "He was. 82 years old.
Men! "Buy your raincoat of Jimmy
Dunn and aavo money.
THREE D0ATS PROMINENT AT ASTORIA REGATTA
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Top The Swastika, 20 foot Winner. Center The Virginia, second in the
sail race. Bottom Wigwam II, second in the free-for-all.
26 Foot Race Is Awarded to
Vogler Boy; Crowd Has
Only one day
left to buy
shoes at less
(8prlnl to Thp Joarnal.l
Astoria, Or., Aug. 30. Owing to the
heavy rain which fell over the bay this
morning the 100 mile endurance run
did not take place and the beautiful
Donnerberg trophy remains unawarded.
Wolff and UaWaii, owners of the Ore
gon Wolf and the Humming Bird, re
spectively, bad the only boats entered.
The Wolf waa out on the course on
time, but because of water on the mns
neto the engine refused to work for the
first time since the boat has been ut
the meet. The Humming Bird did not
even ahow up.
The controversy over the outcome of
the 26 foot race was decided last night
at a meeting of tha racing committefs,
the Potlatch Bug being disqualified be
cause of not entering In tha first two
heats. This gave the Vogler Boy first
place with nine points and the Vamoose
and the Wigwam II were second. They
afterwards met and divided third and
second money, each getting 1100.
Tha victory of the Wolf makes the
second championship for the Oregon
Wolf and the ninth consecutive winning
for the John K. Wolff entry.
Admiral Beall and most of his staff
left for Portland last night, and the
rest will probably leave today.
The motorboata will leave for Portland
and way points along the Columbia to
day. The Wolf, In tow of the Sea Otter,
Elwood Wiles' boat, left at nnon.
Council Orders Case Against
City Taken From Referee
The J40S.825 suit brought by Kobert
Wakefield, contractor, aatnst the city
for work lie alleged was done In con
nection with the construction of reser
voirs Nos. 6 and 6 at Mount Tabor, now
being tried before former Judge Clelan J,
who is acting as a referee, will be taken
from Clelund and settled by a Jury In
the circuit court.
This step waa decided upon by the
city council today whon it adopted a
resolution expressing the sense of the
council that such action should bo
taken. A trial of the suit by Jury was
originally demanded by Councilman Ma
gulre sometime ago In a resolution that
tho council turned down. At that time
Maguire made, assertions regarding al
leged political . relationship . between
Wakefield and Cleland, which resulted
In Wakefield filing a libel suit agaimjt
Maguire and others. For this reason
the action of the council today Is looked
upon as a distinct victory for Maguire,
who opposed the selection of Cleland as
referee In the case.
It la now expected that City Attorney
Grant will immediately make an appli
cation before Presiding Judge -Kava-naugh
for a trial of the case in the
circuit court. Kavanaugh has already
ACTION III PORIUilD
Gov. West Issues Order; Says
Twelve Mile House Has No
County License. ,
Governor Oawald Wt turned hit At
tentlon from Ylca conditions In Portland
to those outside the city limits lonn
enough thla morning to dictate an order
to 'Sheriff Stevens, directing Wm to
close tha Twelve Mil house., on the
ground that It Is operating wlthont
county license. Here is tha order:
Mr. R. U Stevens, Sheriff fit Multno
muh county, Portland, Or.: .
'"Dear BlrI am InformM that tha
road houaa known as tha Twelve Mil
house' pr the 'Country club,' is oprat
Ing without a county llcensa. In vlw
of this charge, which I believe to be
true, this Is an unlawful establishment
and a public nuisance You are hereby
directed to aee that It la cloaod and kept
closed until such time aa the manage
ment la willing to comply with the
laws of, this atate. I
"Aa you are aware, It la the duty of
your office to aee that auch vlolatora
of the law are arretted and prosecuted.
We look to you for the performance or
that duty. Tours very truly.
"(Signed) OSWALD WEST,
This order Is. In accordance with the
policy toward the sheriffs office which
Governor West announced last Wednes
day' that he would pursue. At that time
he declared that ha wouia can tne atten
tion of the sheriff from time to time
to violations of the law, and direct him
to put a atop to them.
"if the sheriff does not then take
action, there will be time enough for
me to consider tne next step, was ma
concluding remark on the subject.
The governor s order today is regard
ed aa putting squarely up to Hheriff
Stevens whether he will obey the gov
ernor pr Ignore him entirely.
BANK CLEARINGS SHOW
SLIGHT LOSS IN CITY
FOR CURRENT WEEK
e Bank clearings for the week 4
i ending at noon today were prao- !
tlcally a standoff with tne
4 clearings of the same per tod one
year ago, the acuial difference
4 being a loss oi less tnan l per e
cnt for the current week.
The figures In detail are:
4 1911, S,907,34:'.85; mz, IX.HZ'J.-
091.91. Bankers and business 4
men, generally, attribute the de- 4
cllne In the week's clearings to
the unseasonable weather con-
ditlons. ' 4
IWMblacton liurtia ef The JoaroiO
Washington, Aug. 10. Senator Bourne
personally called oa tha postmaster gen
eral today and urged the appointment
Of Mrs. Charles B. Merrick M post
mistress at FortlamA
Waahlngtoft. Ar. I -r President Taft
has ordered that action on the appoint
raent of i miceessor to the late Post
master Merrlclt be deferred. No reason
la given. . - .'
, Senator Chamberlain was today noti
fied that $6000 "haff been set aside from
the forest funds for trotldlng a road
from Ashland to Mount Ashland.
Senator Bourne hae begun extenalvi
work on the collection bf data relative
to federal aid of highway improvement
Ha will do as much work on thla aa h
did on the parcels post and hopes for a
complete success. ,
. 1 Ocean Blamed for Rain.
London, Aug, !. In the opinion of
Dr. Hill, director of the British Rain
fall organisation and editor of the Sy-
mon'a Meterologlcal magaslne, the phe
nomenal rainfall of the laat two or three
monOis is due to some obscure variation
Of Oifsan temperature.
W'COURT TO PROSECUTE
United State District Attorney Mc
Court ha received an appointment from
Attorney OcneraV Wlckersliam as apo
dal prosecutor to appear for the gov
ernment bnore the federal grand jury
In Bolae, Idaho, which Is to Investigate
the charge Against UnltM States Dis
trict Attorn C. II. ,lilngrnfolter of
that district. Mr. Ungenfelter was
held to the rnd 'Jury by , the United
Btatea commlHloner at Boise recently
for prosecuting a mining claim to pat
ent before the land office and receiving
a fee for hla sArvlces while United
States attorney. Mr. McCourt repre
sented the govejgament at the.isominlg
stoner'a hearing. . He will leave for
Boise next JTrldajr. ' t ; .
CARS FALL OFF TRESTLE;
Temple, ' Texas, Aug. JO. Jumping
from tha track on a trestle over ravin
about three miles north of here today,
two passenger coaches and the mall car
of a northbound Missouri, Kansas A
Texas train - plunged into tha canyon.
One man was killed, two were Injured
and IS others leas seriously hurt
Th franchise for rt " lectflo Una
from Kenton over the Broadway bridge
and up Seventh ataeet . to Orant, aa
sought ; by Qeoret, F. Huesner, was
.unanlmoualy approved by the city coun
ell this morning, after having been
amended by City Attorney Grant and
Councilman Maguire. . It Was paastd
on to the eiecutive board for valuation.
The line Is the first to apply for the use
of the Broadway bridge. It has been
put forward as a competitor of ths
street oar monopoly. ;
THORN WELL FAY QUITS
' AS SO. PACIFIC CHIEF
M sse. a sa Sana. ... aa
"sttsr-T arau, - a ssr. nut PUi . iiui uifoii
Fay, after 35 years' service on th
Morgan lines and the Harrlman system,
will quit as president of the Southern
Paclf lo lines east of El Paso .tomorrow.
Fay stated that his retirement Is for
good. The announcement was received
With surprise. Fay has been recognised
as one of :th strongest executives on
the entire system, and was supposed to
be a fixture.
FINLEY AND CRANSTON
ATTEND DENVER MEET
State Game Warden William L. Fin.
ley and C. K. Cranston, president of the
state fish and game commission, have
gone to Denver, Colo., to attend tho an
nual convention of the National Asso
ciation of State Game Wardens, which
will open tomorrow. Following this
convention they will attend the meet
ings of the American Fisheries society,
which are to be h;ld In the same city
September "3' to 6.
Mr. Flnley has been Invited to give
a atereopticon lecture on "Game Pro
tection In Oregon" before the game war
dens and Mr. Cranston will address the
convention on the work of the state
board in Oregon. Mr. Flnley will ad
dress the fisheries men on "Fish Prop
agation in Oregon."
Woman Operator Dismissed.
Cnlte lre Leiw-rt Wl.
Seattle. Wash.. Aug. 30. Miss Mabel
Kelso, the only woman wireless operator '
wnu a government license, waa dis-,
charged yesterday when R. H. 8awler,
assistant manager of the Marconi Wire-1
les company at San Francisco took'
charge of the Seattle office succeeding 1
A. A. Isbell. Miss KeJso has made three j
trips on tho steamer Mariposa and has
given satisfaction. Sawler said that'lt :
was against the policy of the company ;
to employ women operatorx and that
this was the only reason for discharging i
Mls( Kelso. I
made It known that he will grant It.
As soon as he does, Cleland will be dis
charged. Whether he will be paid for
his work cs referee In the case, which
is more than half completed, had not
been decided at 1 o'clock this after
noon, but it is probable that his fee
will be forthcoming.
The resolution waa passed today fol
lowing an investigation into the cane
by Councllmen Burgard, Daly and Ma
guire, a committee of three that had
been appointed to make the Inquiry by
the council Wednesday.
They ascertained that City Attorney
Grant had asked for a Jury trial when
tho ault was first filed and that Judge
Kavanaugh had denied it. The selec
tion of Cleland aa referee followed and
the submission of evidence began,
despite the bitter opposition of Coun
ROSE CITY PARK HOME
DAMAGED BY BLAZE
Fire which started from a defective
flue In the homo of W. P. Stranborg,
Fifty-ninth street and Sandv Road, rarlv
I last night, did about $1500 damage to
the house, and furniture before the blaze
jwas extinguished by the fire department.
: While making an effort to recover some
of his furniture Stranborg was nearly
! overcome by smoke and was dragged
from the house by Aoting Captain Kel
ler of the police department.
I Htrandborg, who has been living In
Ian apartment house on the west side,
I w ent to his home on the east side yes
I terday to check up the furniture, pre
, paratory to a sale, and had started a
fire In the grate to dry out the house,
j The roof of the house was burned and
j the second story of the house waa dam
aged The loss is partially covered by
I Insurance. r
HAZEL ERWIN WILL
FACE JURY TUESDAY
The case of first degree murder
against Hazel Krwin, Jointly indicted
for killing Ray Wallace, Is set for Tues
day in the circuit court. Willard R.
Tanner, who iu charged with beating
the man to death, will ba tried Septem
ber 10. Witnesses have been subpesaed
and the case has practically been pre
pared by Attorney J. J, fltzgerald... for
mer chief deputy In the district attor
ney's office. District Attorney Eaterly
stated thlr morning that the cases
Would be tried ou time.
1912 SEPTEMBER 1912-
Sun. Mori. Tues. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
All Deposits on or Before September 5th
Draw interest from-the first of the month.
Keep this in mind and if you haven't
a bank account start one now.
Put a part of your earnings to work for
you every week place your money in
this bank and have it earn
4 Per Cent
PORTLAND TRUST Or A M
Company of Oregon OHIn
THIRD AND OAK" STREETS
Friday and Saturday
The New aMM9 building, ATder Ut West PK
We take pleasure in announdng the arrival ntf eiWbWon f
large showing of new goods, the majority of which will be placed on
sale today and tomorrow for the first time.
To introduce to you tome of the splendid new bargains that can
be found in our new home
We cordially invite your pretence today and tomorrow at which'
time you will see
New and exclusK-e Leather Goods from England, Austria, France, Germany and other countries,
including such imported novelties as Work Baskets, Work Bags, Scissors Sets, Hand Bags, Writing Cases,
Overnight Bags, etc.
For Today and Tomorrow, Our Entire Line of Trunks Half Price !Sf
In the beautiful Art Gallery, second floor, are found beautiful marbles, classic pieces of Statuary In
riaster Casts, Carbon Tliotographs, Maison Braun, Platinums, Mezzo Tints, Etchings, Signed Copies, Art
ToUcry, all best examples of Eurbpe in figures, vases and artistic ornaments, including such wares as
Copenhagen, Royal Bonn, Delft, Amphora, etc. It is a treat to just wander through this Art Gallery.
For Today anil Tomorrow, Facsimile Prints in Walnut Matting Frime 1
Regular 75c Special at 50c
French Jewelry is always attractive and causes unusual interest. Our Jewelry Department main
flooris showing new designs in the popular La Valliere Long Chains, Dog Collars, etc. Also gorgeous
Smelling Salt Jars, trimmed to order. New showings of Miolena Perfume and Toilet Waters.
For Today and Tomorrow, Regular $20 an3 $25 Lavalliere Long Chains
Special, Fourth Off
Euthymol Tooth Paste, Regular 25c Special Price Only 14c
Our beautiful Soda Fountain in Basement is a new addition to the "Wood-Lark" family. Here is
found pure ice cream, syrups and candy of all kinds. Try the "Wood-Lark" Sundae something new.
Special for Friday and Saturday, One-Pound Box of Chocolates 40c
Our Stationery Department always a center of interest and activity is showing new novelties, in
inlaid Ivory Cribbage Boards, Playing Card Cases, Samples and styles of latest New York Engravings, etc.
Have You Seen the Big Collection of Autographs in the West Park
In Our Medicinal Stimulant Department
(Basement) will be found such imported goods as
Cunliffe, Dobson & Co. Bordeaux Haut Sauterne,
on sale at f2.00
Nicholas Gomez, Sevilla, Spain, Moscatip Fino, on
sale at ...fl.TS
Bushmill's Irish Whiskey fl.75
Burke's Garn Kirk, Scotland's finest Whiskey, on
sale at , fl.50
Le Roy Imported French Brandy
y2 bottle 90 ' J4 bottle 50s)
Gordon "Dry Gin ... .77 77. f 1.00
In Our Paint and Varnish Department
Stovepipe Enamel, egular ISc, special 9
Gold and Silver Radiator Enamel, can ,...40J
White Enamel for beds, etc.; reg. 15c, special Os)
Sapolin Wire Screen Enamel, black and green 9) i
Brush for Enamel, regular 15c, special ...Of).
Our Prescription Department Is Open, as Are
Our Drug and Proprietary Drug Departments,
With Greater Facilities Than Ever
The New "Wood-Lark" Building Alder at West Park St
Open an Account Today AU Goods Purchased Today and Saturday Charged on
Come and See Ihe New Fall Styles in
We can't describe the real merits of "Benjamin" Clothes in words.
You must see them and wear them yourself to know
j why all the best dressers
Wear a Benianitn
If there were any better clothes made in the world than BENJAMIN
CLOTHES, we would have them.
SEE OUR NEW MODELS FOR FALL
Suifs $jp and Up