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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1921.
THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. OREGON
EiLERS' REPORT WAS
That efforts were made to interfere
with persons hired to obtain records for
the court, was alleged in the resort of
M. C. Koester and A. B. Barnicel. certi
fied, public accountants, who were en
gaged to audit the Oregon Bilers book.
The report was filed in the federal court
'Kvery- effort has been made to mis
lead us and prevent us from getting at
the actual facts of the condition of af
fairs," : the report says. "We are
satisfied that very little, if any, of the
capital stock of Oregon Bilers music
house remains unimpaired."
The auditors also express the belief
that Spokane Bilers music house, which
is also controlled by Hy Eilers, is in the
same condition as Oregon Eilers, and
say 'they are satisfied that the schedule
af Spokane assets should be cut in half.
They also charge the Spokane house
with collecting bills for the old Eilers
Music house, which is now bankrupt,
and with failing to turn over the money.
The old Bilers house sent the bills to
Spokane for collection over three years
ago, and not a cent has been paid, ac
cording to the report.
MANY WORTHLESS ASSETS
The auditors also report the finding
of worthless assets "which should have
been charged to profit and loss long ago.
"Spokane Bilers is no doubt in the
same financial condition as the Oregon
Eilers," the auditors' report states.
"otherwise Eilers, in complete control of
both, would transfer available funds
from Spokane to Portland instead of re
sorting to kiting of checks.
"In concluding we beg .to state that
. this has been the most disagreeable job
that we have ever had the misfortune, in
our many years of accounting expert
ence, to be connected with, as every
effort -has been made to discredit and
ACCOUNTS IX TERM IX G LED
"The intermingling of accounts be
tween Oregon Eilers, the Eilers Music
House, bankrupt, and the Spokane Eilers
was of such a nature that a general ac
countant would have been almost lost
to get at the true facts of affairs. Re
alizing this, A. H. Bilers called at the
office of M. C. Koester on March 18,
1921, the day before your auditors
started the audit of Oregon Bilers, and
asked Koester for a private interview.
A. H. Eilers tried to impress upon
Koester for the sake of former friendly
relations not to accept the Job."
While conducting the audit the men
were unable to find five missing ledger
sheets. Eilers failed to produce them
In response to the order of Federal
Judge Bean, and as a result he was held
In contempt of court and placed in the
custody of the United States marshal for
a week. He secured his release by
promising to make duplicate sheets.
which he has done.
Of Negro to Steal
Melons Is Declared
Harry Hall, whose ancestors preferred
to eat watermelons fight in the patch
where they grew, appeared in the munic
ipal court Tuesday charged with steal
ing a watermelon from a Southern Pa
clf car in the yards. Special Agent
- Rogers testified that it was impossible
to produce the evidence for actual in
spection, but he assured the court that
Hall had it with him. Hall was caught
Boone Cason, Hall's attorney, ques
tioned the witness, the court, the public,
the wide world, and challenged them
to deny that it was the inalienable right
of a negro to eat, acquire and get as
best he could watermelons in season.
The court finally softened its judi
cial heart when Cason agreed to furnish
Hall the money to pay for the water
melon. Council Addressed
By Labor Mediator
E. P. Marsh of the department of
labor addressed the Central Labor Coun
cil Monday evening. He is in charge
of mediation and conciliation for the
northwest part of the United States and
is one of 12 men in charge of districts
covering the country.
The election of officers resulted in the
reelection of D. E. Nickerson as presi
dent, G. W. McDonald as vice president.
W. E. Kimsey as secretary, and Vera
Epping as reading clerk. The trustees
are G. Anderson, J. T. Morrow and Wll
A Fordson demonstration Is being held
this week and next on the C. W. Bliss
farm 10 miles east of Portland, where
26 tractors, with SO odd attachments
that do a variety of work, are in opera
tion. Tuesday's program included po
tato planting and digging, manure
spreading, mowing, stover grinding, en
silage cutting, wood sawing, threshing,
etc The demonstrations are conducted
in three-day series.
Salem Store Robbed
Of $2000 in Goods
Salen , July 27. Merchandise valued
at $2000 was stolen from the Saddler A
Krause general merchandise store at
Aurora early Tuesday morning by burg
lars who gained entrance to the build
ing by smashing through two doors.
The thieves are believed to have made
their escape in an automobile.
HELD UNDER ISM BOMB
Jack Doyle, arrested by Park Inspect
or W. F. Bent, was fined $35 in munici
pal court Wednesday for being intoxi
cated and was remanded to the court of
domestic relations under $500 bond on a
charge of contributing to the delin
quency of a minor.
ABANDONS CHICAGO TRIP
Salem, July 27. In view of Governor
Olcott's request that all state employes
curtail expenses wherever possible. W. T.
Kirk, state industrial accident commis
sioner, announced he will not attend the
annual convention of the international
association of accident boards and com
missions, which Is to meet in Chicago,
NE W BERG MAN STRICKEN
Newberg, Jury 27. H. C. Prick was
stricken with apoplexy Sunday night in
Victoria, B. C. according to a message
received by his son Charles. Fries
an his summer vacation.
Brumf ield Suspeet
Overtaken; Is Not
Bend, July 27. The man suspected of
being Dr. Brum field on the Bend-Burns
road was overtaken and identified. He
was not Bramfield
Marshfield. July 27. Sheriff Bllingsen,
Deputy Malehorn and Deputy Game
Warden McDaniel have returned from
several days spent in the mountains be
tween Roseburg and Coos Bay, where
they made a search lor a possible hid
ing place of Dr. Brumfield. They
learned that the doctor's ear, previous
to the Russell murder, had several times
been seen this side of where the car
was wrecked ana It was thought possible
that the missing dentist had attempted
to come toward Coos Bay through the
mountains or was hiding there. No
trace of Brumfield was found.
Banks Stop Cashing
Can't Get Salaries
La Grande, July 27. The banks of La
Grande are refusing to cash warrants of
Union county. For many months county
warrants have been cashed at discount and
this action was takes by the local banks
because they cannot carry additional
county paper. The two banks here now
hold $87,000 in county warrants, which
cannot be paid until further funds are
provided' by tax levies. This will not be
possible until next year.
County officials will not be able to
cash their pay checks and the road con
struction work under way now will prob
ably be Jolted as the result of the ina
bility of the banks to absorb more county
Spur Track Work Is
Approved by Board
Salem, July 27. The Nehalem Boom !
company is authorised to construct a
spur track across the St. Helens road
and the track of the Spokane, Portland
A Seattle railway, and the Willamette
A Grand Ronde Railway company is
authorised to construct and maintain,
for a period not to exceed three months,
a temporary grade crossing of a spur
track across the state highway, about
two miles east of Wlllamina, in two
orders issued by the public service com
mission Tuesday. At the Willamina
crossing the commission ordered that
all train movement over and across
the highway shall be protected by a
flagman, who shall flag the crossing
in advance of all trains.
Churchill Is Not
Looking for Change
Salem, July 27. Explaining that he
is too much Interested in his present
position to consider any other berth,
J. A. Churchill, state superintendent of
public instruction, said Tuesday that in
case the board of regents of the Oregon
Normal school should offer him the pres
idency of the institution he would find
it necessary to decline.
Burro Likes Fish;;
hats Most Anything
Bend. JulV 27. A hnrrr. that ... iu
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is the property of Miss Henrietta Mc-
rt.au gnan, uregon Journal reporter, who
is headed for Mount Hood over the Sky
line trail. In fact, aha rd,ts, 1
known substance he will not eat is pine
Salaries Are Cut
By Seattle Council
Seattle. Jnlv 27 f IT t tk
council, sitting as a budget committee
Tuesday, decided to slice $600,000
from the salaries of all city employes
and also decided to mit nn trtv, .
mill from the tax levies of the park and
uuraxy Doaras, ei reeling a total savins:
BANK OFFICIAL DIES
La Grande. July 27. Samuel Purwii
aged 81, died at his home in ITninn Sm,.
day night He was vice resident of
the First National Rink
or me union Hotel company.
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ACTION FILED TO
Washington. July 27. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNALS
To protect Oregon apple growers and
dealers from unfair competition in for
eign trade, where Oregon apples am in
demand, the federal trade cumiffl salon
has filed complaint against the Caravel
company of New York, exporters.
This company is charged with filling
an order from Stockholm, Sweden, for
2000 boxes of Oregon Newton Pippins
with other apples, knowing they were
not Oregon apples. -The shipment was
spoiled when It reached Stockholm.
The commission asserts this conduct
injures the business of apple growers
who maintain established selling grades
and discredits in foreign markets the
good name and business of American ex
ports. ' Oregon Newton Pippins, the com
plaint says, have acquired a reputation
for superiority for shipping and keeping
qualities for export.
Girls From Austria
Wed Oregon Fanners
Bend, July 27. Two romances, which
began in Austria more than seven years
ago, culminated here Sunday, when Mire,
Maria Robak and John Bradetich and
Miss Helen Zlatich and George Brade
tich were married. The brothers came to
Central Oregon penniless, but are now
prosperous farmers. Difficulty was ex
perienced in getting passports for the
girls, who reached Bend last week.
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You will enjoy our cool
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The Arcadian Grill
The general atmosphere of comfort that pervades
our large, well ventilated grill, the courteous treat
ment.and excellent service accorded all patrons of this,
Portland's largest hotel, will make your visit here
most pleasing and bring you back again.
Dancing 6 to 8 and 9 to 12 ERIC V. HAUSER, Owner
Wadhams & Kerr Bros.
Wholesale Grocers and Coffee Roasters
Portland, Oregon, and Walla Walla, Wash.
A cordial invitation extended to visiting merchants to
make, our store their headquarters. Phone Bdwy. 3105.
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Is Issued Against
Irrigated Land Co,
Salem, July 27. Order by default was
signed by Judge Percy Kelly of the cir
cuit court Tuesday in the case of the
Title Trust company of Portland,
against the Willamette Valley Irrigated
Land company lor me foreclosure of a
mortgage held by the plaintiffs on sev
eral thousand acres of land belonging to
The decree for the cancellation of 941. -000
worth of bonds of the land company
has not been signed by the court. In 1S14
the directors of the land company au
thorized the issuance of $100,000 worth
of bonds. About $71,000 of these bonds
were issued but only $1500 were returned
by the company to the Portland Title 4
Trust company, which held the mortgage
to secure the issue.
EATON OK WAY TO PORTLAND
Bend, Jury 27. Walter Prttchard
Eaton and a mountaineering party left
here Tuesday morning, and should
reach Portland tonight. They visited
Newberry crater after climbing Mount
Jefferson. Pictures were taken of
waterfalls near Lapine.
TRACK PERMIT ASKED
Salem, July 27. An application for
p rmission ' to construct an Industry
track across First avenue at Sutherlin
Or., was filed with the public service
commission by McKay Brothers and the
Southern Pacific company.
GEN. M ALEXANDER AT NEWPORT
Newport. Or., July 27. General U. G
McAlexander, known inte rationally as
"the rock of the Maine, from the name
given him by the Hlndenburg forces.
arrived in Newport Tuesday on the
first part of a three months' leave of
If ANY PLANNING
Vancouver, Wash.. July 17. A fran
chise has been procured from congress
and tentative plans approved by the
secretary of war permitting the construc
tion of a bridge across the Columbia
river 1200 feet below the cascades on the
site of the legendary "bridge of the
The proposed bridge will connect the
Columbia river highway in Oregon with
the North Bank highway In Washing
ton. Vnd will form a loop driveway 100
miles in length, unsurpassed for scenic
beauty. Preliminary drawings shew an
all steel superstructure of the stiff sus
pension type on concrete piers. The
main span will be 1500 feat long. 14$
feet above low water, with a hard sur
face roadway 24 feet wide. Backers
of the enterprise are Vancouver men. In
corporated under the laws of the state
of Washington with a capital stock of
$300,000. It is proposed to sail capitaj
stock up to J 115.000 and Issue bonds for
s sufficient sum to complete the bridge,
estimated to cost about $200,000. It is a
private enterprise sad will be a toi.
bridge. The officers of the company are
J. R. Harvey, president; A. U Miller,
secretary, and W. J. Knapp, treasurer.
The three officials, with George S. Al
len and George T. Moody, make ap the
board of trustees.
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Importers and Jobbers of
Notions, Underwear, Hosiery Knit Goods
Funeral Service of
John M. Ford to Be
Held Here Today
of the Ksks the
M FoW. 'wel known Portland
held at One chapel of the Holman Un
dertaking; company this afternoon at 3
o'clock with concluding services at the
Ford, rwho was horn and raised in
Portland, died at Eugene Sunday from
injuries received ha am automobile acci
dent netir Cottage Grove Jury 20. He
and bis I wife were returning from an
Elks catrrventlon at Las Angel us
For several years be had bean in the
employ -of the Mutual Creamery com
pany sued covered the territory about
Raymonad. Wash.. iIimi aw made bis
borne. .Me is survived by his wife.
The r itualistic portion of the funeral
ware under the direction of W. F. Mc
Ktaney. exalted ruler of the Portland
lodge, while the Bsv. Oswald W. Taylor
acted sat chaplain
Alios 'Mallon. the li -year-old daughter
of Folic k Sergeant Frank Mallon of the
second night relief, died it 110 o'clock
Tuesday ; morning at the family rfslasaqs.
1212 Moore street. Alice was recovering
from diftitberta. Her death is attributed
of heart diss ass. Funeral ssi vh is wars
held from the family residence st
9:10 a. m, today, with interment
in the ramily plot at Mount Calvary
cemetery. The parents and several
brothers i and sisters survive.
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They are filing cabinets snd safe com
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Blank Books and
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Tree Experts of
States in Session
Hood River. Or July X". With a rep
resentative Attendance front five West
ern states, the fourth annual conference
of Northwest horticulturists, entomolo
gists and plant paths! agists was
at the Commercial
dub. During the afternoon tho following
papers wars rand: Bffects of hOseible
Oil Sprays on Fruit Trees," by C. C. Vin
cent, horticulturist of the University .of
Idaho; " I gall Tree Anthracnoss or
Black Spot Canker Control" by E. W.
While, Victoria, B. C. ; 'Kxperlmentsi
Spraying Results in the Hood River Valley.-
Lsroy Child, director Hood River
experiment station, and "Oiled Fruit
Wraps and Apple Scaled Control" by D.
F. Fisher of Wenatchee.
In the evening election of commit
tees took place, followed by aa open
meeting at which the fruit market out
look was outlined by C L Lewis, ana
experiences of a horticulturist la Japan
hy C F. Reimer.
AD visitors were taken en a tour of
the orchards of this valley today, when
a series of demonstrations was given.
Vancouver. Wash., July 27. The fol
lowing marriege licensee were
Tuesday : William F. Warmoth. 19
Mrs. Bush. 14. Portland; Clarence
Cooper. St. and Mrs. E X. North. 40.
Portland ; Chester R. hfeCajs. St. and
Katheryn H BUI. 14. VsAer. Wash.;
Honeyman Hardware Co.
Park and Glisan Streets
Extends a cordial invitation to all dealers in hardware
to visit and inspect their new and up-to-date salesroom
at the above address, which is convenient to all hotels
Wholesale JeWers and Opticians
Tools, Material and Supplies
Elgin, Waltham and Howard Watches
Keystone Watch Cases
Sole Agents for Seth Thomas Clocks
Second Floor Comer Third and
Mohawk Bldg. Morrison Sts.
Le Dinkelspiel Co., he.
47 North Fifth Street
Have on Display During Buyers'
Week a Complete Line of
LX)MESTICS, CURTAIN GOODS,
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Knight Packing Co.
Meat, Apple Butter, Saner Kraut and
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M, and Hill i ii & Bangui. J. PtnJ
land; G. H Higdon. SS. and Inns Car
rick. IS," Vancouver.
Takes Lodge Fees;
Arrested as Faker
Blackmore. 14. was SI rested
Tuesday afternoon on the charge that
he represented himself to be an aettvs
ship, and fleecing several victims of SJa
Initiation fee of SS. R. L. Bio
of Montana, wh says he was a
of Blackmore's srhems.
tela and notified the police,
more to held on $lM bail.
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED
Walla Waits. Wash.. July ST. WeslaF
A. Lacey. principal of the high acfaoft
at Pomeroy. Wash., last year, has
chosen to succeed H W. Jonas m
etpal of the Walla Waits high school tag
the coming year Jones recently resigned
to accept the superin tendency of Us.
Piedmont. CaX. schools.
TAKCOCVER DIVORCE fj
Vancouver. Wash.. July S7. Ethel U
Rothwell was granted a divorce
Leonard C Rothwell by Judge
Klrby. visiting judge. The
alleges that Rothwell on or about Ipsfl
IB. ltll. eloped with Mrs. Dorothy
Ingham and that Mr. Rothwell
know where he now is They wars
ried In Portland in ltOC
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