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HH ' 2. THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY MORNING-, JULY 1, 1908.v .
I if AW. NELSON INDICTED FOR III UTAH NATIONAL BANK THEFT Continued from Pago One. Vj ,-ccivcd tho warrant, shortly aftor 11 a. !. mi., ho proceeded to Murray on the , 1 Btroct car, accompanied by a Tnbuno )t reporter. At Murray a surrey and team' U wore secured and the two started for Ifc Bingham Junction, which was reached i ubout thirty minutes later. As the team fe ( approached the bank on the main street, If the big automobile was standing at the door. Marshal Smvth alighted, lol- K,h lowed by tho reporter, and a few min- r f 1 utes later he entered the bank. A door t HI at the rear of tho fixtures was opened dSVfl und voung Nelson stood .iusfc inside it. ftl A i "dood morning, Mr. Smyth," he said, l lr as tho deputy entered. The mnrshal uc w knowledged his greeting and both ft, ,M passed into a room in the rear. It was wj '. D. Fitzgerald, bookkeeper or the ft f J bank, who opened the door. ..In the room . l- was one of tho directors of the institu te K lion and after exchanging afew words R 1 -with him and Fitzgerald, who remained Vl M in charge of tho bank, Nelson announced Ui f ho was ready. Beaching liis hat from L,f behind tho door, he donned it and into i llirt nntnmnbilo the nartv climbed. i I j I Nelson Was Silent. ,' I J Jack McCooey was the chauffeur and t'-. i! X Bert Fuller sat beside him, with a sec- !j" ond newspaperman. Tn the toniienu of i the car were Marshal Smyth, Nelson and 'l I ji two newspaper reporters. It was a swift j and somewhat wild ride, but a silent -a, one so far as Nelson was concerned. V 1 From the time he left the bank until 1e ' ho reached tho Feleral building in this ? city he ne-er spoke. Slightly pale, but 1! w : "with no external evidence of excitement b i1 bo sat erect in the car, scarcely ever j .R il moving even with the terrific jolts of jJi jfi the automobile. Arriving in the city he yj i t Tiignified to Marshal Smyth that he do- j I 1 ' JOSEPH N13LSON. 4" i. Former Cashier of the Utah National r bank, whose name has boon conspicu- J- j ous in the inquiry. IB u sired to visit his attorney, A. B. Ir B .'i vine, of the firm of Thurman, "Wedge- W wood & Irvine, but the officer intimated m jT I that thev would first go to Marshal m W Spry's. office. There young Nelson took K . the telephone and called Mr. Irvine. Up lit, on getting a repb" Nelson said: ''This j is- Will." Mr. Irvine evidently asked Hh j Jhim.to come to his office and after a Pfc ; 'consultation with Deputy' Smyth, the rij latlor accompanied him to his attor V ney?s office, 'j " Bonds Furnished; Nelson Reloased. ' .A representative of The Tribune f ,H, asked Mr. Nelson if he had any state i j X me"nt. to make and he replied, "No, not I'jljLjj " Subsequently Nelson was left in the V jl f company of his attorney to go in quest Jj Sl' of ."bondsmen. The trip given in Great i jfi Salt, Lake by J. E. Laugl'ord to a num f ft bcr of prominent citizens took many of " his friends out of town so that there j -svas a. delay in securing his sureties. i 1 j Attorney Irvine, accompanied by tho I It defendant, went to Saltair in tho even 1 , u ; ing and met the parts' on its return from I ijl the lake trip and among the passengers S HJ was '.Joseph N"elson, uncle of the young' 2 ' man'. ' T1 , J. E. LangfoTd, lessee of Saltair, and II I P. W. Madsen were askod to become w if sureties for" the young man, and they fv- consented. They signed the bond at It i'jl Saltair and upon the return of the par kj 'K ty to town. at 10 p. m. Judge Marshall En ir ' - I V Income. l ' Interest received from k ! 4 ' notes' or bonds, dividends ,' and income from other p,l sources, . when deposited 5 . r with this institution in a J ' . guaranteed 6 per cent mort- ! ' gage assures a continuous Zi ', . income from both principal I V and interest, while the de- I ' j positor is relieved from all I!'. anxiety connected with the' Lt) ' reinvestment of his money, ji Salt Lake ' ' Security and Trust i: i Company ! ! , No. 34 UP. MAIN STREET. ! ! Union Dental i f i . J Company V J 218 SOUTH MAIN. U I Honest Work. I A l Homes! Prices. S ;, j Painless Extraction of Teeth or no pay. All Work Positively e ( J Guaranteed. M l e 'Phones, Boll 1126-X; IntL 1126. J i 1 j , aeeteaa8sieeet(iia m':; j ! THAT GOOD COAL 1 j I 161 Meighn St. j approved o t,ho bond, and Poison re lumed to his -wifo at his home, 4 62 South Second "WohI. Fow Spectators. Althoueh the theft of $106,250 from the Utah Nntiounl . h.ink stirred thin community when the facts wore nindo public, as probably it has novor before been disturbed, but fow spectators were present in tho United States District court Tuesday mornintr, when tho rawl jury Bubmitted its final report and re turned an indictment against Andrew William Xclaon. cashier of the Jordan State bauk at Bingham Junction, charjj ing him with the robbery of tho re serve chest, about the 9th day of Jaiv uary, 1908. Some lawyers 'who had other matters before Judge John A Marshall, half a dozen nowspaper men, the court officials and three or four citizens composed the crowd. When the voporl and indictment were handed to Judge Marshall, he read the former and then hauded both to Clerk Letrher and ordercrl them filed. "You have completed your labors. I uuderfitand," said Judge Marshall, ad dressing J. W. Houston, foreman of the I grand jury. "Wo have, ' replied iMr. Houston. "Then you are discharged from fur ther attendance," said Judge Mar shall, and tho jurors retired from the court room, after having spent, tliirtv eight days in investigating the. cele brated case. They at once repaired to the office of Huted States Marshal Spry, where each was paid off and dc parted to his home ami his vocation. Report of Grand Jury. About five minutes to 10 o'clock tho jurors filed into the court room. Fore man Houston carried a package of doc uments in his hands, the report and tho indictment. Five minutes later Judge Marshall entered and tho jurors an swered tho roll call. Judge Marshall then asked if the inn was prepared to report. Tho answer was that it was. and the following re port was handed to Judge Marshall: To tho Hon. John A. Marshall, judno of tho above-entitled court: The grand Jurors of the above-entliled court for the term of April. IflOS. here with submit to this court the following report: That said grand Jurors have been In .session slnco the lith day of June. 100S, since the former report: that said grand Jury has had In attendance on each and every session until and including' June 25. eighteen members; that they had in attendance at the session of Juno 26 to dale, seventeen members; that they have Investigated one alleged violation of tho United States statutes, of which alleged violation they have found one Indictment, which Is hereby submitted to tho court. Said grand jurors further report that they have now completed their labors. J. W". HOUSTON. Tore man. J. F. MARSHALL, Clerk of the Grand Jurv. j After perusing tho report, Judge Mar shall then opened the indictment. glanced at it for a minute or two, and then handed both to Clprk Letcher with the order to file them. Judge Marshall lator fixed the bail at $10,000. Tjiimediatelj afterward tho jury was discharged. Indictment Against Nelson. Tho indictment against Andrew W. Nelson, charging him with tho offense, contains six counts. In the first throe counts he is charged with taking the cash for his own use while agont of tho Utah National. Tho first count charges tho abstrac tion of $5000; the second count. $50, 000; the third count. $100,250.' In tho three following counts ho is charged with fho thoft of similar amounts, but in these instances he is described as cashier of the Jordan State bank, as well as agent of the Utah National bank, having full and free access to the vault and reserve chest of the bank as such agent and cashier. The offenses are alleged to have been com mitted on or about the 9th day of January, 1908, and the indictment is so drawn as to cover the varying course of tho proof, so that if tho evidence fails on one count there will be others to fall back upon. The indictment under the Federal statutes cannot be amended, so that every precaution had to bo taken in drafting it. Specific Allegations. Specifically, the first count charges that on or about tho 9th day of Janu ary, 1908, Andrew W. Nelson was tho duly authorized agent of the Utah Na tional bank of Salt Lake City, which was a National banking association, and while agent he did unlawfully, fraudulently and feloniously abstract from and convert to his own uso cer tain moneys and funds of tho Utah Na tional bank to tho amount and value- of $5000, part of the legal reserve fund of the Utah National bank, all with out the consent and authority of the directors and officers of the Utah Na tional bank. Tho second and third counts chargo the abstraction of $50,- 000 and $10G,250, respectively, in lan guage similar to that quoted above. The fourth count alleges that while the Utah National was doing business as a national banking association it had for its use in business a monoy safe, vaults, chests and safety deposit boxes; that all were protected by time locks and combination locks and ap pliances; that the Jordan State, Bank was a corporation engaged in banking business at Bingham 'Junction, and A. W. Nelson w.13 the cashier, and the Jordan bank deposited moneys with and transacted business with tho Utah National, Bank. Nelson Had Combinations. "On certaia davs in each month," continues the indictment, "it becamo and was necessary to transfer large sums of money from the Utah; National Bank to the Jordan State Bank"; Nel son was the authorized agent of the Utah National to unlock the door and ' enter the bank and take from the vaults money and funds for the Jordan I State Bank, and was entrusted with the key to one of the outer doorH of the j building, and entrusted with the eombi , nations of the doors of the vaults, and was authorized to enter the bank for the purpose stated in the presence- of any of the officers and employees of the Utah National. Then the charge is made fiat $5000 wu- so taken ly j Nelson, pan of tho National's restrvo 1 fund, and t put to his own use, the ! fundB having been designated and set j aside to be transferred by Nelson to I the Jordan State Bauk. Then follows I the fifth and six counts, chargiug tho abstraction of $50,000 and $106,000 respectively. The indictment; covers six closely written typewritten pnees. 1 , The Utah Association of Credit Men takes this method of conve3'ing its very earnest thanks to those automobile ownerH who by tendering tho freo use I of their machines contributed so large ly to the succesH of tho entertainment of the visiting delegation from Clove I land, O., on Monday. Junu 29, ! ARTHUR P ARSONS, President. j Suits Made to Order. Latest style, moderate prices. Clothes cleaned and repaired. Pehrson' Si Olson Co., 159 W. lai South. A UNITED STATES GRAND JURY. Lower row, left to right J. F. Marshall. Salt Lako; D. R. Lyon, Salt Lako; Edward Wall, Mount Pleasant; A. Q. Fell, Ogdcn; J. E. Thom, Pleasant Grove- II. Waltensplel, Salt Lako. Center row James Powell, Roosovolt; F. W. Morgan, Park City; Albort Hogan, Mammoth; O. E. Addorly, Bing ham; W. K. Spafford. Provo. Top row W. E. Ware, Salt Lalto; A. M. Lambert, Salt Lake; T. W. Houston, foreman, Salt Lako; Peter Larson, Lehigh; N. B. Pryor, Logan; A. Ohipman, American Fork. In doorway, Bailiff Sol Kimball. I FAMOUS DETEOIVES PUT TO SHAME BY THE "WIZARD," THEODORE KYTKA t Because of the many factors which entered, because of the thought that an investigation in the bank was going to be made on roligions lines rather than on actual, honest and fair lines; be cause of the past records of those in volved; because of certain laxness which was permitted, and because of the number of people involved; the theft of the funds from the Utah Na tional bank has proved tho most com plicated robbery ever known in Utah. The history of 'the case dates far back beyond the actual time when the theft is supposed to have occurred, and though the grand jury has finished its labors, thej- are not complete and upon the future developments of the indict ment of A. W. Nelson will hinge tho fiual wind-up of tho whole story, now onl- known in full by tho members of the grand jury, tho district attorney and his assistants. And in tho invest igation there has been positively noth ing which might indica.te Mormon or non-Mormon. Not a single tilt on the subject has occurred and though wit nesses were often asked if they were Mormons or not, Mormon members ot tho jurv have told their friends that this 'factor whs never further dis cussed. And as there were uearly as many non-Mormons on the jury as Mor mons, this factor was likewise never permitted to enter. Advent of Josoph Nelson. The Utah National bank has only been known as a Mormon institution for a short time in its history. Tt was founded about 1890 by several non-Mormons. Until 189S it continued to exist thus but at that time James Chipman, of American Fork, purchased an interest along with B. G. Raybould. Mr. Chip man is not now a Mormon, but follow ing his entrance into tho directorate, some Mormous becamo interested. Since that time tho line of division has been about oven, there being porhaps moro Mormons than non-Mormons. Then along towards 1903 and 1901, when Jo seph Nelson sold the Salt Lako Busi ness college to the Latter Day Saints Business college, now the L. D. S. high school and business college, ho entered tho banking business. From then until tho theft he had been promt no tly identified with the bank as cashier. Tho oontrol of the bank may or may not have been held by Mr. Nelson during that period, but ho was the controlling factor in all stockholders' meetings. President W. S. McCornick purchased tho control of the bank about a year ago. lie now controls 1100 shares out of a possible two thousand. Joseph Nel son controls fifty shares of stock. The remaining 850 shares of stock are di vided among smallor shareholders. When President McCornick became tho ruling factor in tho Utah National bank there were then two well estab lished sections from which business might be cultivated and expected. They wero tho Mormon clement, represented bv Joseph Nelsou, and tho othor cle ment represented by Mr. McCornick and Duncan MacVichie. Adams Enters Bank. At that time Mr. McCornick placed W. F. Adams in the bank. The dircc torate chosen at the time included W. W. W. TRIMMER, Former Toller of tho Utah National Bank, who figured prominently in the robbery investigation. S. McCornick. president; W. F. Adams, I first vice-president; T. R. Cutler, sec ond vice-president; Joseph Nelson, cashier; John Henry Smith, J. P. Gard ner, O. P. Miller, .lames Chipman, Dun can MacVichie, J. W. W. Fitzgerald, K. T. Badger. Man' of these represented tho Nelson regime of the period prior to that in which McCornick assumed control. Though it was generally conceded that Mr. Nelson was to draw the deposits of one set of people and Mr. Adams an other, it was thought that the two could work iu harmony in the bank. To all appearances it 'seemed so, but mat ters did not move smoothly. The grand jury, however, found out in its investi gation just why it was that matters did not move smoothly. And the fault lay in certain peculiar methods which were used by Mr. Nolson in drawing his trade to tho" bank. The banking staff consisted of W. F. Adams, vice-prosident; Joseph Nelson, cashier; Alvin C. Strong, first assistant cashier: W. W. Trimmer, second assist ant cashier; Q. B. Kelly, bookkeeper; Jonathan K. Opeushaw, teller; Miss Ida Engberg, stenographer. This was also the personnel of tho banking staff up to January 14, 190S. J. LT. Garrett was a former employee of the bank. So was- A. V. Nelson, the man who was indictod in the case. There aro two entrances to the Utah National bank. One is on First South near tho west end of the banking room; tho othor is at the comer of First South and Main street. Those persons who had keys to either of these two doors were W. F. Adams. Joseph Nelson, J. II. Garrett, A. W. Nelson, V. W. Trim mer and Alvin C. Strong. Lax Methods. There may also have been other keys in circulation. But it is certain that there- was a decided laxness which char acterized the ownership of bank keys. Likewise all through the bank this same laxness existed. Several had com binations and access to everything about tho bauk. Nobody seemed to know just who had a right in certain places 'and who did not, but everyouo entered everywhere. . . Tho main vault in the bauk is in tho southeast corner of the room. It is guarded bv a heavy metal door, to which is attached a time lock. A thin inner steel door separates the heavy door and the interior of the vault. In sido the vault stands a large safe, iu which all the fundB of the bank are kept. This safe is also operated by a time lock. Inside. Micro are three compartments. Mr. Strong, as paying teller, kept his funds in the upper com partment. Mr. Trimmer, Josenh Nelson and A. W. Nelson all knew tho combi nation to this compartment. Likewise, Joseph NcIrou and Strong kuow the combinations of the other two com partments. The middle compartment was of less interest, for hero only notes aud mortgages were kept. Tho unner compartmont was always known to be accessible to A. W. NeIson on those occasions when ho seemed mony for his Jordan bank. The Jordan bank was a lesser con cern over which tho Nolson interests wielded a protecting arm. Joseph Nel son and W. W. Fitzgerald, as directors of the Utah National bank, were also J. W. HOUSTON, Foreman of Grand Jury, which after 38 days of investigation concluded its work by returning indictment. 1 1 directors of tho Jordan bank at Bing ham Junction. A. W. Nelson was cashier. The Jordan bank is capitalized for about $15,000. Bui because of tho United States smelter, at Bingham Junction, with its monthly $75,000 pay roll, the bank did a great deal of busi ness. Its funds for meeting these largo demands wore not kept at Bingham Juuction, but in Salt Lake City, at tho Utah National bank, in which tho Jor dan bank had its account. As with all other largo depositors, interest on short time deposits is paid the Jordan bank. Because of the close relatiouship of A. W. Nelson, cashier of the Jordan bank, and Joseph Nelson, cashier of the Utah National bank, and the fact that di rectors of both banks were in some in stances the same, relations between A, W. Nelson and the Utah National bank were much moro intimate than they were between other largo depositors and tho Utah National bank. Having been a former employee of the bank, and having been raised under the protecting and guiding arm of his uncle, A. W. Nelson had access to the bank at all times. It was customary for Mr. Nelson to go to the Utah National bank at about 7 o'clock each morning. Ilo would carry enough money to tho Jordan bank for the day's business, in case not enough money was on hand at Bing ham Junction. Thus, on tho nav day of each month at tho United States smelter, Mr. Nelson would carry as much as $75,000 to Bingham Junction in the morning. Uo would go to the bank about 7 o'clock. Tho janitor and possibly only one or two of the earliest arrivals of the employes might be in the building. Mr. Nelson would tako the 7:30 or 8 o'clock train over tho Denver & Rio m Grande. Until tho Christmas vacation he was usuallv ac companied bv W. D. Fitzgerald, book keeper of the Jordan bank, and Mr. Nelson 's onlv associate at that, institu tion. Bingham Junction residents in sist that one man could look after the business of the bnnk nearly all of tho time, and partieularlv during tho period in which the United States plant was closed down. Buf the t-wo men were both relatives of directors. Elder' Nelson's Trip. Bui" when tho Christmas vacation be gan, C. R. Nelson, a 3'ounger brother of Josoph Nelson, made a third person in the part'. Joseph Nelson, of the Utah National bank, made- a ten-days' trip to tho cast, leaving on September 10 and returning on September 130. Ilo left the combi nation of the reserve chest with Mr. Strong. It was unnecessary, however, for Mr. Strong knew the combination of that compartment. National Bank Examiner Goodell vis ited the bank September 13. 1907. The seal to the envelope containing the com bination was broken at that time, al though unnecessarily. Everything was found intact on this examination. Tho envelope with the combination was placed in the upper rcservo chest with out being again scaled. Evervone who had access to tho upper chest was then able to learn of the combination in case that knowledge was not already possessed. W. F. Adams left for the cast on Former first assistant cashier of the .Utali National bank, who was called as a witness. September 20, and was ne three weeks Friction between him and Mr, Nel son had been on tho increaso. Mr. Adams had once told President McCor nick of his intention to resign, but had not boen officially notified of tho ac ceptance of such' resignation. Again, on kis roturn from tho east he notified Mr. McCornick that he intended to sevor his connection with the bank on January 13, 1908, when the annual elec tion of directors would bo hold. Until January 1, matters moved along as best thev could, and on this occa sion Mr. Nelson asked Mr. Adams if ho intended leaving tho bank. ITe was in formed that Mr. Adams would not be vice-president of tho institution after January 34. Reserve Intact. On January 2, and again on January 3. Mr. Strong and Mr. Nelson looked'at the reserve, and noticed that it was iu tact. About January and 0, there has al ways lingered in the mind of tho pub lic the impression that if all the monoy were stolen at onco the theft occurred on cither of these two days. The erenl8 of those days have been thoroughly discussed. It is generally known that J. E. Opcnshaw sot the time lock late at night for the vault to open by 10 o'clock, and that W. W. Trimmer failed to open the lock whon he first tried to do so. But when Oponshaw came at noon tho vault was readily opened. Miss Engberg and Mr. Opcnshaw worked until nearly midnight on that occasion, and it was necessary for Mr. Opcnshaw to go to W. W, Trimmer at the Kenyou hotel to secure a key to close the bank. On the next day Mr. Trimmer had to hunt up W. F. Adams to secure a kej' to gain admission to tho bank. On flin nmrniiirr nP Jflnnarv 5. A. C. Strong loft for Centerville to spend a day with his wife's family. Mr. Trim mer was left at the bank alone to do tho work of both men. On the same night, January 4 and January 5, Mr. Nelson. J. II. Garrett and Jack McCooey, the antomobije driver, aro all said to have made a trip to Ogden. Their names do not show on the register of the Reed hotel but the writing of Joseph Nelson does. On January 9, Mr. Strong desired certain money from the reserve, and when Mr. Nelson endeavored to secure it he found that tho reserve chest could not bo opened. Efforts were made to open it, but tho task proved impossible. On the same day, Mr. McCornick was notified, lie immediately ordered that f-rMv i- AHmM W. F. ADAMS. Former Vice-President of tho Utah Na tional bank, "who received the mys terious letter concerning the theft. an oxpert bo secured to force an en trance into the chest. The expert be gan his work on January 12. and on the fourteenth at noon was ready to pry out the last of three thick iron plates which separated the reservo compart ment from the ono above it;. Detectives Summoned. Mr. Adams, Mr. Nelson and Mr. Strong woj;o present at the opening of tho cover over tho reserve. Mr. Adams claims that before there was enough light to see the interior of the chest. Nelson declared that "it is not all there," or "some of it is gone." Presi dent McCornick was notified, and with in two hours a summons had been sent for Pinkerton detectives. The monoy was counted, and $.106,250 was found to be missiug. It was re counted with the same result. A hunt was instituted through the .building, but without result. i nun it w.13 uuuiuuu ny ii.r. iicior- nick and Nolson that they replace $63, 250 and charge tho rest up to tho stockholders, taking it from tho profits of the bank. Of this amount, Presi dent McCornick gavo $50,000. Nelson gave $13,250. Tho ratio of tho amounts given, when the amount of stock owned in the bank by tho two men was con sidered, gavo rise to suspicion imme diately. Tho suspicion has nover been allayed, though Mr. Nelson had amnio opportunity to dissipate tho cloud. No other officer put up anything, nor was asked to do so. Then tho Pinkortons camo. They worked on tho case until February 8. Tho information that a theft had. boon committed was then slowly leaking out, aud President MeCornick mado tho fact public. This was done, but upon the recommendation of tno Pinkerton agents, whoso head has boen "Doc" J. A. Londoner, tho loss was placed at $43,000. Too much" publicitj", accord ing to tho Pinkerton code, would harm the investigation. Working along this line all tho way along, tho Pinkertons have favored shutting off everything, so far as tho papers Jiavo boon con cerned, even though both were work ing toward tho samo end. Lio Is Nailed. Gradually the events of tho preced ing year wore givon to tho public, and day by day mqro definite information concerning the theft was secured. Finally it was stated that the exact Joss had beon $43,000, and then after some persuasion. President McCornick and Cashier Rodney T. Badger issued a public statemont placing tho responsi bility for tho lie which had boen tpld tho public upon the shoulders 0 u flft!? Pinkerton agency, where it has BiSLlllr (1 rested, without any particular t2 1 V fitranco on tho part of the represent? thVe08fioiC Cmpany V'h 'Jh 1 M made his report to Washington. Af'thJ time he mudo his examination, the W -money had been replaced. It was w ' until March 6 almoBt two months after f Vpa the robbery, that the actual amount'ofi fe money stolon was mado known. Mnl T'.a 11 Pinkortons camo, and then on MarlhHbrtlce 13 the statement alluded to above juflv nffil coming from President McCornick and 11 U' Cashier Badger was issued. '? Tho same da;, because of the mnnvti? rumors being circulated, tho bank o. J' ntrft forcd a reward of $10,000; London IrlmW declared that the agonoy would ncvprW ( compromise with the thief; that iUM: W money had not been returned, and tlnt'ai thereafter tho Pinkerton agency wonlil'lF' " be tho official information bureau of Al' the Utah National Bank. Bnt no more 'IVfllf ' information concerning the. bank ha, boon issued by the "information b'u. "WtA III! reau." lP Resignation of Nelson. 'l On March 30, Joseph Nelson an.'Ns uounced his resignation from tho posi- ,JC tion of cashier, the samo to tako etw. '' on April 8. ' Tho following day the public was at 1 .1 last informed as to the character or "1 tho funds stolen. The gold stolen '1 amounted to $50,000, while the currenov iW, li amounted to $50,250. y Following rapidly after this camo the announcement that the grand jurr mi 0 would investigate the case and thoH fjjtf public prepared for the investigation W - Events moved rapidly during the'w month of April. On April 2, W P M,! Adams issued a public statement of 4Ki"iii ' conditions in tho bank and a historv m of bis connection with tho institutiffu jmt nfl Tho grand jury has failed in any wayHtVa to disprovo a single assertion made bjjmr- rti itLT. v.aams in mac statement. iW- r Mr. Adams told of a note which hoBi!, f had received from Ogden last Janu-TK1 ary. This note has proved to he thelBTh, connecting link whereby the grand jury P at last camo to tho conclusion that Armr3 W. Nelson was the man who carried the funds from the vaults of the Utah-fc''v National bank. The note which Mr.,11 Adams received read as follows: "All safo in S. F. hotel. Our nm-iM.Jrt& bor 12. Her until February 15, then Siif boat. 'T.'WPSL Tho noto was received in Salt Lake nt City on January 21. It was postmarked W "Ogden, Januarv 20. 4 p. m." iKS? Fortunately, Mr. Adams did not - Jmi throw tho note away. It was turaedMtio over to President McCornick and this vwSll note has been the means of determining 'Mtt in the minds of the jury the guilt of If mi young Nelson. mf " Additional Reward. i .f.03. On April 4, President McConuek J &rit Sosted a reward of $5000, good until felfti uue 1, 190S, for "practical and sab- Mr. stan tial information." j f-Vory?. Tho same day Joseph Nelson re-. I liioa fusca to make any statement, even.'! 4f th though he was offered all tho space ,i jgffaj ho desired in The Tribune. 4 On Saturday. April 6. it leaked out? lymci that President McCornick and his asso-1 ciates in the bank thoroughly discred'5 aiii ited tho Pinkerton detectives in their? V.v,ii work on the case. Tn fact, it was de-51 dared that the famous detective hu'f J, reau was fast becomiug the laughing! rivrli stock of the public. 5 Wr On Aprii S, Trimmer and Nelsou re-? signed from the bank, while Strong " nnd Kolly were given leaves of absence.1 actus? Kelly has since returned to work. MY.;: cej, S' Adams was also approached hy Presi'i dent McCornick and requested, just H3 ' toni Mr. Nelson had been, to resign'. Bui.; ,'b Mr. Adams did not provo to bo of thai; ito type which "resigns under fire. He re- fused to resign and is still a director Uwa of tho bank. The next day Charles 11. !K Wolls of the Commercial bank toolf f( Mr. Strong's place and George II. But-;; lpr succeeded Mr. Trimmer. The dar following this, President McCornickj i, it. mado public a statement concerning a"; ' transaction which occurred between the' j two banks , and which was iu no way J-?; ' connected with the theft of the $106; SSJ' 250, but was seriously considered by the; (. ,, 1 jury, oven to tho extent of determining' ;VDe whether or not nn indictment should1 J.11. be returned against Mr. McCornick for; this act. Mr. McCornick explained the transaction in full nnd so disarmed anj?, -Kjin critics who might havo made much ofi v",e tho" transaction had they had but ti part of tho information. ; caaor McCornick's Statement. The transaction is explained by Jr; m it"a McCornick as follows: h pVm "In September, J007, the Utah m jjjg tional had an account with McCornick; ' & Co., upon which, as is the custom; W among banks, it drew interest on dailj. hit Ea balances. This account was of lonjf lUD: standing; and still exists. , sht th "On September 26, 1907, that beinjj Eitcac about the time at which a. call tot 6lj th statements of the condition of private !ave t and Stato banks might bo expected; autil naturally I desired to furnish and pmV uon '.Mar. Continuod on Page Three. t v cf tJni Daniels Daily Talk No. My special tailored business suiii worries the high priced tailor. 9fSv the old school they believe 'BJffl maintaining high prices. lici The business suit which I niakfll'V -to order is of fine imported woolen! . of newest pattern. Individiiahtg Coop, of style emphasizes each suit, thj fit of which is neat Oiflfc ftlfBE? and correct 9fUUIKq As fine a suit in every sense the high priced tailor's $4o Pr0s duction. DANIELS, THE TAIL0JWf$t( 57 West Second South. o . ?iHM n 1 "You have completely spoilt me for any Jm kind," said the recipient of a package of McDonalpWe Merry Widow Chocolates, "L u McDonald's Cocoa grows on the taste. Take a can home with mjj Just try it. " sn IM,