The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 28, 1920, Page 1, Image 1

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Rain; (strong south shifting to
southeast, sales.
The Statesman receive the Uu4
wlra report of tha Associated
Pmi. tha greatest and raost re
liable press aisociatioa la the
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Dr. Acnunzio's Forces Fire
on Regulars Resulting in
- Brisk Fight and the Cas
: ualties Include Officers
Naval i Force Cooperates
With Regulars and Directs
Fire on Palace
ROME. Dec. 27. OKicial eoni
, mnnications show that Christmas
day regular Italian troops in the
vicinity ol Flume had order's to
remaia in positions they had
reached In the hope that this evi
dence of the government's deter
mination to retrieve the situation
would .create a revulsion of feel
ing: against D'Annunzio on the
pan ot me legionaires.
The legionaires. . however, on
their own initiative, fired on the
regulars and the advance was re
sumed, on the morning of Decem
ber 26.
A communication from Zara
dated December 26, says the Fin-
man legionaires and the Dalma
tan volunteers at Zara surren
dered to the regulars.
The regulars, under General
Cavlglia are bombarding Flume
-in combination with the navy, a
- systematic siege being under way.
The guns are beings directed
against the barracks, the palace
'and similar buildings, the Inten
tion being to damage the city as
: little as possible.
The casualties sustained by the
regulars In the fighting with D"
Annunzio's legionaires up to the
' present are reported to be 30
tilled and about 100 wounded
The wounded Include several car
ablaeer officers. The rebel forces
bars blown up; four bridges over
the Recina.
27.-i-Reports of
the death of Gabriele D'Annun
rio spread quickly throughout
Venice today. The Italian colors
on the flag staff in St. Martin
square were immediately half
masted and soon afterward flags
on houses were lowered.
i According to j some reports re
ceived here D'Annunzio was only
wounded. .
One report says that, notwith
standing the absence of D'Annun
ilo, righting continues, the legion
aires trying to prevent the pas
sage of the regular troops, which
are composed: chiefly of carabi
neers. It (Is asserted that the
battleship Andrea Doris partici
pated in the operations against
Fiume by firing; grenades which
killed several persons. One "of
, the grenades struck the torpedo
boat destroyer Espero, setting fire
to the vessel. I
LONDON'. Dee. 27. Gabriele
Annunrlo Is said to have been
slightly wounded, according to
the Milan correspondent of the
London Times. (The report that
D'Annunzio has been killed, the
eorrespondent adds, is officially
. denied. .
1 Fierce Fighting is proceeding
In the environs j of Fiume. say3
the London Times dispatch from
Milan, and the losses to the regu
lars are very heavy, among the
casualties being two colonels mor
tally wounded.
- D'Annunzio flew over the lines
Sunday, dropping leaflets from
his airplane calling on the regu
lars to desert. The poet's troops
have transformed the houses in
the public gardens Into machine
gun nests, which have been effec
tive In stopping the government
forces. All the main streets are
defended by barbed wire barri
cades. An Instance Is related In which
the legionaires made a desperate
avance In an armored car, which
the regulars succeeded In seizing
Her killing three and wounding
tQ or the occupants. The re
sistance encountered by Cavig-troops-apparently
is unex
- Pectedly strong and the capture
t Fiume has been considerably
delayed by the poet's defense.
ANCONA,. Italy. Dec. 27. A
steamer has arrived here with the
Rismondo and Carnaro battalions
on board. AH the men were dis
armed and are being closely
wtched by carabineers. The roy
1 guards barracks are being pre
pared to hold the men prisoners
there. . .- .
NEW YORK. Dec. 27. Enrico
Caruso, tenor,, who suffered an at
tack 0f pienricrjr Christmas day.
reported Improving tonight.
Not Strong on Fiction But Demand
Texts on Plumbing, Engineer
ing and Agriculture
CHICAGO, Dec; 27. American
college girls have no time for
reading, not even of the daily
newspapers, but American boys
frequently call on the libraries for
technical books, according to
speakers at the opening session of
the American Library association
"The war made book worms of
the American Expiditionary
Force," said"-Henry O. Severance,
librarianof the University of
Miss6urU-'The kids, as they say,
'are off of Henry and Alger, but
demand texts on plumbing, agri-i
culture, engineering and chemis
"The public seems greatly in
terested in the 'Sir Oliver Lodge
Ideas . on spiritualism," said
George T. Settle, head of the
Louisville, KKy., Free Public li
brary. "I don't know why, but
the men are more excited than the
Chemawa Athletic Authori
ty Censures Willamette
for Refusal to Play ;
The athletic management of
Willamette university is excoriat
ed in a statement made yesterday
from the Indian training school at
Chemawa by one of the athletic
authorities of the school. Willam
ette Is taken to task for refusing
to place the Indians on the regu
lar athletic schedules and for con
sidering the Indians merely as
practice material.
The Chemawa statement says:
"The Indians cannot pet on the
Bearcat basketball schedule. The
Indian management has failed to
get any reply for a date.
,. ''The days for the Chemawa
athletic teams to be used for prac
tice material for Willamette are
"Chemawa has the Fame claim
to be in the conference as Willam
ette university. The Indians are
the most feared rivals the Bear-
'cats have. Willamette nosed out
in a victory of football through a
bad turn made by the Indian team
and at this time of the season the
Indians had not all returned to
school. Willamette claimed the
non-conference championship in
football by comparative scores,
but failed to recognize the Indian
scores. Willamette beat ' Pacific
university by a score of 23 to 7
and the Indians met Pacific uni
versity a week later tallying 14
to 0 on Pacific.
"The sporting public wanted to
see. the Bearcats and the Indians
in a post-season contest.' The In
dians were eager to play but Wil
lamette did not want the contest.
The Indians are true sportsmen
and enter these contests for the
sport that is in it and are game
"In track the Indians have de
veloped a team that Willamette
failed to meet last year 'after
scheduling a date, cancelling the
meet a day before the date set.
Thre was a time when the var
sity piled up the score over, the
100 Doint. but no more.
"The Indians have a baseball
team each year and Willamette
will agree that we have, There
will be no more practice games
and if she wants to play us. we
want to be on the regular schedule
or not at all.
The Chemawa. Indians are Im
proving each year in all branches
of athletics and the time is com
ing soon when the Chemawa In
dians will make the public recog
nise them. We are .one of the
lamest Indian schools 'In the In
dians service and Salem should
recoenize us as such.
"Remember that the Indians
have no paid coach. If we had Sa
lem and Chemawa would oon be
nlaced on the map as was Carlisle
We have no hard feeling for Wil
lamette but we want a contest in
all branches of sports and be rec
ognized on a regular schedule-
'Tne Prowler" Yakima
Burglar Is Captured
YAKIMA. Dee. 27.; Admitting
that he was -"the prowler" who
wrote a taunting letter to the
Yakima police after burglaries in
this city. a. young man arrested
under the name of Paul Ladin.
tnifi Mrs. P. A. Osborn of the
Yakima Red Cross, she said, that
he was Albert Moran. son of K.
C. Moran. a New York stock
broker. The Red Cross aided
Moran. who was listed there un
der his own name.. He claims to
have served with the 125th
machine gun battalion, second di-
vision. Ladin. 23. na Aioen
Ward, arrested here and Clifford
Correll. taken in Prosser.are ac
cused of looting the home of E.
S. Leueth, city electrician.
Coast Defense Committee
Agreed on Plan to Make
Great Water Way Practi
cally Impregnable
Guns to be of Longer Range
Than Those of Most Pow
erful Dreadnaught
equate protection for the Panama
canal is to be provid?d for in a
bill soon to be drafted by the
house committee .on appropria
tions and fortifications and sea
coa3t defenses. Members of the
committee now are virtually
agreed upon plans to make the
canal impregnable. They involve
the sending of the largest calibred
artillery pieces to the canal as
they are produced.
In addition to the canal's main
land defenses, the war 'depart
ment has proposed the placing of
several of the longest range rifles
on an island, located about 15
miles off the Pacific entrance.
The committee members are paid
to have agreed to this proposal.
The Atlantic . entrance, under
the present . plans, will be pro
vided with an elaborate system of
tracks designed to carry the heav
iest railroad artillery mounts
with guns calibered to " greater
distances than those used by the
most powerful dreadnaught afloat
House members believe that
the canal thus can be made im
pregnable by use of material now
under construction and with
only slight additional expense to
tne government.
To Carry Out Its Provisions
Would Require Appropri
ation of Two Billion
proximately ?2. 300. 000. 000 was
the estimate submitted today by
Secretary Houston of the treasury
department as the cost of carry
ing out the provisions of the sol
diers' bonus bill.
The i secretary presented his es
timate to the senate finance com
mittee without comment other
than to urge that no legislation be
enacted which would lay an addi
tional burden on the nation's fi
nances. The estimate was accom
panied by figures showing the cost
of carrying out any one of the five
optional provisions of the bonus
bill provided, all former service
men chose a single plan. The fig
ures for the various plans ranged
from $1,342,000,000 for the ad
justed pay provisions, to $4,524.
000.000 for the insurance provi
sion. The maximum cost of the
vocational training aid and the
farm and home development plans
were placed at $1,880,000,000
each, while the secretary said the
fifth provision, a plan for land set
tlement held bo many uncertain
ties that jit was impossible to es
timate the possible expenditure.
Submission ot the estimated to
tal cost; made an apparent impres
sion unon members of the com
mittee. i which is .considering the
bonus bill as passed by the house
at the last session. Members de
clined to forecast the decision of
the committee on the question of
reporting out the measure, nut tt
was recalled itnat senator aic
number. Republican of North Da
kota. stated at tne opening oi
hearings on the bill that its pass
age would depend largely on the
state of government finances ana
that Mr. Houston had testified the
treasury with normal expendi
tures, would i have a deficit of
$2.1000,000.000. for the year end
ing next June 30. and a deficit of
$1,500,000,000 for the following
12 months. I I
Sailor Boy A bsconds ,
With $72,000 Purse
I'.ALTIMORE. Mr.. Dec. 27.
A general alarm was siund'd in
police and naval circles tonisht
for the arrest of II. W. J. Meyers.
20. member of the crew or the
United States destroyer Satterlee,
alleged to have absconded from
the Norfolk navy yard late today
with $72,000. V
Censures Portland Newspaper and
- Allege Their Opposition to
Her Husband
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Doc. 27?
1 John L. Etheridge. former pre
sident of Morris Brothers, bond
dealers, wauted In Portland. Ore.
on a warrant charging Jprceny by
bailee in connection with an al
leged deficiency or 1100.000 ia
overdrawing his accounts with
Morris Brothers, was arrested
here lato today at the request of
In; Portland authorities. He bad
just arriver here from Seattle and
was about -to board a train for
Chicago, when taken into cus
tody by poiice detective.
Etheridgt and ' his w fe. w ho
accompanied him. were questioned I
by, the police. Mrs. Etheridge
was not held, however, and spent
the night at a local hotel. Ethe
ridge was locked up pending the
arrival of Portland authorities to
take him back to that city.
Reporls that Mr. and Mm.
Etheridge were on their way to
r-ng.ana coul not be confirmed.
At her room tonight Mrs. Eth
eridge to reporters denied any
connection with the case. With
regard to the charges agafnst her
husband, she said she ."could not
see how anything like that could
be true."
"My husband's books and re
cords were in the best possible
shape when we lert Portland."
she said. "I know who is to
blame for this. It is the Port
land newspapers. They have been
alter my husband continually and
his business competitors there."
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Senator Johnson Says It
Would be One Great Step
to Prevent Wars
WASHINGTON. Dec. 27. The
United States, it It does not enter
the league of nations, should inl
tiate a movement looking to an In
ternatlonal conference for the re
duction of armament. Secretary
uanieis oi me navy said tonight.
If an agreement is not reached by
all nations for such a program
the secretary added, "the United
States, should have a navy second
to none.
The question of disarmament
also was discussed in the senate
today. Senator Johnson. Republl
can. California, declaring that i
disarmament agreement by the
nations which constituted the five
allied and associated powers In
the world war, would constitute
"the one great step that could be
taken toward the promotion of
peace and the prevention ot all
future w-ars."
Secretary Daniels. In his state
ment tonight, declared that his
naval estimates recently submit
ted to congress, called only for
minor vessels and ' expressed ai-
proval of the general board's
building program only in the
event that the United States does
not enter the league of Nations or
become a party to an international
agreement to, limit armaments.
tie advocated legislation simi
lar to that In the 1916 naval ap
propriation bill which authorized
President Wilson to appoint a
commission of nine . members to
represent the United States at an
international armament confer
ence. "If we do not vanl the league
of nations.' Mr. Daniels said, "we
ought to have a conference purely
on the subject of reduction of
armaments. Every nation that has
joined the league has promised
this and all they need now is to
get us in. Unless there is some
such agreement the United States
should have a navy second to
none. This is the reason that I
have advocated the sinking of the
German fleet in mid-ocean as an
object lessen to all the world that
it is unhealthy to build great
armaments for purposes of con
quest." Grants Pass Banking
Houses Consolidate
GRANTS TASS. Or.. Dec. 27.
The stockholders or Grants Pas
Hanking romoany and the Joseph
ine County bank here, voted to
consolidate their Institutions and
resources and affr Janntry 1. do
business as one Institution and
under a new name.
Bootleg Whiskey Gets
an U. S. Army Corporal
OAKLAND. Cal.. Dc-
i .-..--, 1 i ll imrhasti. United
IM l"M PI " -
States army, died in a
here tonight from the effects of
wh:t physician cnaractemcu as
"bootleg whiskey." Durham had
been furnished the liquor in a
saloon by 'two men who had rob
bed him of $123. the police Bald.
He was 29 years old.
Spirited Debate in Senate
and Two Roll Calls Re
quired to Effect Formal
Action on Tariff Bill
Five Minority Members
Vote With Solid Repub
lican Strength
WASHINGTON. Dec. 27. Indi
cations of the fight ahead over
tariff legislation were given In
the senate today when several
hours spirited debate and two roll
calls were required to effect the
formal routine action of referring
to the finance committee the em
ergency tariff bill passed last
week by the hou?e.
Democratic torres split In the
opening clash, five minority mem
bers voting with the solid repub
lican strength aralnst a motion
by Senator Hitcbeok of Nebraska.
asking that the house bill be re
ferred to the commerce instead
of the finance committee. After
defeat of the Hitchcock motion
and severe democratic attacks on
the bill, the senate voted unani
mously to send the bill to the
finance committee.
Senator McCuraber of North
Dakota,- acting chairman of the
finance committee, announced
during the debate that the bill
would be taken up rn committee
early next month and given "fair
and adequate consideration."
There were Indications that the
republican decision against hear
ings would be revoked.
The house bill was denounced
as an "embargo" bill and "suici
dal" by Senator Hitchcock, who
charged that senate machinery
was set to rush it through, Am
erican commerce should he aid
ed. he contended, and not ham
pered by tariff barriers.
Senator McCumber denied that
th bill proposed embargoes, and
waa supported by Senator Smoot,
republican of Utah. The North,
Dakota senator declared the ineas-.
ure gave practically no protection
to wheat and said that he would
not support the bill as drafted.
Senator Harrison, democrat ot
Mississippi, assailed the bill as
"the most lniuItious piece of
legislation the country has ever
The tariff measures were des
ig'ncd to enhance living costs.
Senator Harrison said, adding that
the bill was a "sop" to western
farmers and would not aid them.
Upjohn' s Mother Dies
at Kalamazoo, Mich.
!oii 11. Upjohn, private secre
tary to Governor Olcott. jester
day received a telegram from
Kalamazoo. Mich., announcing the
death of hi mothr. .Mrr. M'lli
K. Tpjohn. In that city. Sunday
night. She had been in Jailing
health f.r peveral years and Mr.
I'pjohn 'received a telvram the
day before Christmas raying her
condition haa become critical. He
vill leave for Kalfcmazoo today to
attend the fnneral.
Mr. I'pjohn fiad, wade several
visits to her son- in 'Salem.
Bandits Make Big Haul
Bat Do Not Reap Profit
KANSAS CITY. Dec.' 27. A
strong box containing a large am
ount In check and drafts which
was taken from the American
Railway Kx press company motor
truck this rnorninjc when five
armed bandits held tip the vehicle
was found by detectives this af
ternoon near Kansas City. Kas.
Police said they found r.o.too n
checks and drafts rtrrwn about
the opened chest.
Janitors' Union Demand
for More Wages Denied
CHICAGO.. Dec. 27. An In
crease of 23 per cent In salaries
demanded by the Chicago Flat
.tanl'ors union today was denied
by the arbitration board of three
members chosen to settle the' dis
pute between the men and the
Chicago Real Estate ' hoard.
Corline to Ch4rl C. FiUmaorlce.
chief of police who acted as m"d-
I a tor.
A clause In the decision will
make It possible for the Janitors
to demand and receive rn Increase
In the event of rents being aa
Plea Ra-etl on Conference ia Ea
LamU. Which NugeMcd later,
rliaage of On) i mat ion
ROSTOV. Dc. 27. RUhop
William Iiwrcnce of the Protet
ant Episcopal Diocete of Maa
chaetti pleaded for church unity
thai would include the Roman
Catholic and eastern churth-s. at i
an Interdenominational church
conference here today.
Itishop Lawrence's p'ea. baed
on thts LamWth conference in
England which snrgentcd the in
terchange cf ordination through
which oht church would recog
nize and .accept the minister of
another In administering th sac
rament, started ronsiderabl dis
cnlon. "I hav felt." said V.Uhop Lawr
ence, "that th reunion or church
es can come by the qu?t. subtle
Influence of prayer that will melt
lh differences, la the holy com
munion there Is the feat of nnlty.
Iet us have a virion of all Chris
tion iople. Including the whole
world. Includink the Roman Cath
olic church and the Russlaa
church. If yon are going to have
unity yon can not da anything
that will shut oufthat great body
of Christian peopl-.
Rifthop Lawrence was asked
whether the validity or other
church service was recognized by
the Church of England. He re
plied that much depended apoa
th meaning of the word validity
adding that "In th war clergy
men were out to minister to all-
He was also asked whether, ac
cording to the Church of England.
an ordination In that church
gives "more grac and authority
In the interpretation of the scrip
"That fs an administrative
feature." Rlshop Lawrence re
plied. "I do not believe I had
more authority or power the day
after ordination than th9 day be.
Rlshop William Huthes. of the
Methodist Episcopal church, who
orsldM. declared that he would
not take another ordination "for
a million dollars.!
"I could have you." he said to
nuhop Lawrence, "at any time to
take part In the service of my
church, but I would hare to de
cline to be ordained anew to take
part on yours.'
President-Elect Harding
Will be Succeeded by Senator-Elect
MARION. Dec. 27. Senator
Harding, the president-elect, to
day Interrupted his dicaslons of
foreign policy and an angulation
of nations with prominent citi
zens to take up matters of domes
tic concern, around bich mMt of
the discussion during the present
j week will renter. He commenced 1 r followed the filing of a voloa
his talks on domestic subjects to-1 tary Petition in bankruptcy by
lilsy with Congressman Jame W. , Morris lln.ther. The petition
:tod of Iowa, chairman or the declarts ats of the how al
houw appropriations committee, ready fonnd agsrega'rd f I. Oi.
ll?alo talked with Ma. Kabinof f H -,. The Urzct liability. Vhlt
conductor of the Chicago Opera comb Md. a hon by the audit,
company on Rusian trade. wm , iOB wlta lh Kd.
Today also brought forth th -
first definite announcement that
Senator Harding will resign his
seat in the senate Immediately
upin the Inauguration of Governor-elect
Davis and the governor-
elect's announcement that h. wi'l
immeilLitelr nnnlnl .nff,r
Krank H. Willi to the vacancy
Thin was announced by Mr. IHiv-s!
after a conference with Mr. Hard-i
inz. j
Tomorrow will wltne fur'hf r
(Km us-ion of domestic questions
with Senator McCumber of North
Dakota, ranking member of the
nenate financial commltt-e. and
Oscar Strauss, former secretary of
commerce and labor-
The conference today with Rep
resentative Good was said to have I
chiefly concerned appropriations
and a propoed budget system. . , .. ! . ' "
"My surgction was that I h- j 5" V " Areola
best .Usible budget system b- M J Tl rrc" b official,
cured at once and that later it i!1. ,rni thS thm ci,y
might be modified. If necessary.
be said.
Mr. Good also said he had dl
cussed cjblnef matters fum" with
the prcident-'e't but van not at
liberty to Indicate what they are.
Mr. Rabinoft'n confeasice with
Senator Harding today was said
to concrn opening of trade rela
tions with Russia through the
Great Russia co-operative socle-
ties without-giving formal recog
nitlon to the Russian soviet gov-
ernment. lie saii mat r,
II"" ifi sjipw-im
i --it si... .
of trade relations with the United
States Is" absolutely neees.ary If
Russia is to he rehabilitated and
tn a itself much time lo make
its proper contribution to the re
construction of Europe.
OUAKE l.tM KH Mh .lt.KI..s
EOS ANGELES. Is-c. 27. A
slight earthquake shock was felt
early tonight In the ontb ""! em
part of the city and In Inglewood.
10 miles southwest of Io Aa-
' t jcles. No dimare was reported.
Larceny of Tremendous Amounts Laid to Prisoner,
. Bonding Firm is Wrecked and W. D. Whitconib is
. Named Temporary Receiver Personal Account of
Fugitive Oierdrawn $99,000 and Wife's Overdraft
is $25,000 Citkexuhlp To Be Cancelled
MINNEATOLIS. Minn, ic 27, John L. Elherid2r.
fornirr president of Morra Hrothers. Ine bond dealers, whom
houses at Portland, Seattle and Taeoraa did not pen todar,
was arrested here late today by local police at the request
of Fori land authorities. Etheridge was taken from a train
here. It Is said he was on his way east to take a boat for
England. He is bein held until a Portland officer arrires
to take him back to that city.
PORTLAND, Ore, Dec 27-John L. Etheridge, furl-'
the ex-president of Morris Drothers, bond dealers, whose
houses here and in Seattle and Tacoma failed to'open today,
was arrested late today at Minneapolis, Minn, according to
a teli'iram received by the sheriffs office An officer will
be sent at once to bring Etheridge to Portland, Sheriff Thom
as Hurlburt said.
The office of District Attorney Evans of Multnomah
county last night requested authority of Goremor Olcott to
send two officers to Minneapolis to return Etheridge to Port
land. The authority was granted. Authority of the gorer
nor approving the expenditure is necessary when more than
one oil leer is sent for a prisoner.
POITTLAND, Or, Dee. 27Sheriff Hurlburt announced
tonight that his deputies had seized $75,000 worth of bonds
which were sent back by Etheridge from Tacoma In custody
of Roy Fike, an employe who had driTcn Etheridge. and his
wife that far when they left Portland.
These bonds were designed by Etheridge to be deliverd
to Fred S. Morris, who was left in charge at 3 1 orris Brothers,
Sheriff Hurlburt said they would be held, subject to court or
der for benefit of the creditors.
In the federal court late today W. D. Yhltcomb. an ac,
countant, was appointed by Judge Charles E. AVolrerton fo
be temporary receiver for the bond Jtouse. Simultaneously
an order was issued by Presiding Judge George Tazwell in
the circuit court, that all the books of Morris Brothers be
brought into court tomorrow morning.
Lester W. Humphreys, United Slates attorney, said to
night that he was preparing proceedings looking to the can
cellation of Etheridge citizenship which was granted In
Voluntary IVtiiloa I il-d.
The order for production of the
hooka of Morris ftrotners ia cir
cuit court waa In conn-ctioa with
the finx of a suit bv P. H. Hale
for recovery of bond of
Kdironton. AUa.. btch he )
lejcc he bought froai Morrla
Brother and paid for. bat which
were not delivered. Appointment
J of Whitcowb a temporary ircelv
: wonton bond deal, which t:.viC
rno worth ef Interim certificate
are otittanding In the hands of
several hundred Investors, bank
md individuals.
, -,.
' l-lmSJloSl - t I
KIlONTO. Alia . Iec. :7.
Kdmon'on wt not le a cent If
Morrl Brother, bond dealers of
i'orttanj. Or., fail to lake up the
Kdmoninn bord for which they
have -old certif -eaten, arrordlnr
to Mayor -Dugran thir afternoon.
"""r-"""" nir anemooa.
tie Kdmonton bond te. am -
inting to $2.1 Ji.tma. u taken
lo Portland lat week by .Secre
tary Treasurer l'.arnboue. and
deposited with the FlrH National
ank to be given out to the xnr-
lMyr When
banT folding the bond
. ' T T'rsi'rs redeemed
iBiiTprormi Dy me tact of the.
antll the
them in
lUlw-rlNtgr irsiMetl hy Morrfr
lOKTLNI. Or.. De. 27.
John I. IMieridre. fnglttve. for
ruer presj.'ent cf Morris Rrotber.
bond dealers, whose honors in
Portland. Seattle anJ Tacoma
failed t n mwf immr t. -
- 1 .onTr vn pr,eon term, la
Nw ,K. "...V? v"
ersey charged acainst
- . ' ' - "' " -
t fSt r al
a i -
according to a ceriifit!
statement received and published
here today from Irvln C iUeam.'T.
clerk of the New Jerey sta't pr!s-
o.i. j
S"r ft S Vnrrli wTnn b '
hs former fwition head ot
1 Morris brothers whr-n Etheridge
resigned and fled from Portland
last week. Confirmed the fact Of
EthcndgVa prison rerrd. He id
be knew atsnut It lu".g before!
1...1J.. - - . a . . I
r.iurriuir was proiaoira io om .
head of the bond house and left
In full charge. Etheridge. he
said had told him his story sad
he believed f ally that L'theridt
had reformed.
Aecoraiag to the statemeat
from the New Jersey prlsoa re
ceived here. Etheridge was first
received at the prison la October.
10S front Monmouth county. na
convktion of obtaining uoevy by
false prrteaes aa4 l dis
charged January 21. !?. 11
was received agaia. according la
the record. Ia December. 1I9T.
this time from Mercer couaty. ea
anther roavtrOoa ea the sara
"harge. and served ae'll Novem
ber s. m.
Nerd ran S99.0OO
Fotlowing the Usaaare today cf
a warrant for the arrest of Ether
tdge oi a charge of laceay by
bailee. Walter II. Evans, district
sttoraey anaoaaced that a prelim
inary sarvey of Kthertdge'a af
fairs had showa his personal ac
count with Morris Hrotbr to h
overdrawn $t.0t and that f
Vr. Etheridge to b overdrawa
I2-.. No definite estimate
had yet been reached as to th
amount of the deficiency la ta
lands of the firm for bonds old
for cah and not delivered to th
. principal i0
District Attori
J clearing sou
Principal losers, accord lag fo
orney Evans and th
committee which Is
auditing Ethertdgeg affairs. wKl
be persons throagboat the Pacific
rrat district who are holders of
interim tertlflcatea giea by th
hoQe in lien of bonds purthasM
and paid f'.
(Continued ea para r.)
Sletn has a aamber of
victims of Jo ta L. Etho .
rldge'a dapliotr. it was
discovered leaterday
Several of thea ar per
sons in Ike employ of the
state, some pf then at th
rapitol bulldiOg and some at
the state InttUitiona.
l-ke other persons ap aad
down the coast they accept
ed Interim certiorate, la
Ilea of bonds which were not
i -yet ready for deliverr.
Some or the heavier pri-
vate bond barer of the city
refund to accept Interim
certlLeate. have the bonds
! are safe. Those who ac-
ccd ted Interim reri!tiri.
r Im -9 mw, -. .... ...
money deposited by thea.
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