M’Coy Couple Arrested

Kidnapping Charge Is Made By Woman’s Husband

T.A. Olsen and Mrs. Verda Walling Taken Into Custody by Sheriff Near Silverton

DALLAS, Or., Dec. 12.—(Special.)—T.A. Olsen and Mrs. Verda Walling, both living in the vicinity of McCoy were captured by Sheriff Orr near Silverton yesterday and were brought back last night to Dallas, where they will be made to answer a kidnapping charge made by Rupert [sic] Walling, husband of the woman.

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Charge Larceny Of Movie Films

Walter S. Casterlin, proprietor of several motion picture theaters in the city, whose own statement appeared in the Times-Leader yesterday to the effect that he was wrongfully accused of fraud in an attempt to swindle him by manufacturers by re-photographing pictures, and who insistently denied he had been arrested, was bound over to court for trial on a charge of larceny and receiving stolen property, at hearing before Acting Mayor Frank H. Brown last evening. He had been arrested on a warrant sworn to by a representative of a New York film manufacturer which charges Casterlin with larceny of films covering a period of nearly two years and receiving stolen films which he knew had been illegally secured. Casterlin furnished bail in the sum of $500 for his appearance at the next turn of court.

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Mirrors Aid Jail Couple’s Courting

Woman on Floor Above and Man Below Fix Glasses to Reflect Faces.


Helen Toews, Alleged Bigamist, Tells Legal Husband She Meant No Harm by Writing Love Notes to Prisoner.

Wooed and won “unsight and unseen,” saved for the mirrored reflections caught in a set of skillfully manipulated mirrors, Helen Toews, young and pretty, prisoner in the County Jail, yesterday caught the first fleeting glimpse of her incarcerated Lochinvar, John Keefe, Federal prisoner, as he passed down the corridors on his way to the jail barber shop.

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“Bank Accounts Were Fictitious”

Former Employes of Lewiston Bank Allege Books Were Juggled.

BOISE, Idaho, March 21.—(Special.)—Evidence introduced this morning in the Lewiston bank embezzlement cases by Lewis Bradbury and John W. Bradbury showed that a number of accounts at the Lewiston National bank in 1899 were kept in the name of heirs of Kester and Kettenbach. The government contends that these accounts were merely a subterfuge to hide overdrafts.

Lewis Bradbury said that in 1899 he had cashed time checks drawn in the course of the building of the Clearwater branch from Arrow Junction to Stites. John W. Bradbury, now president of the Kendrick State bank and formerly a teller in the Lewiston bank, gave similar testimony. They said that accounts at the bank were in the names of Salley Kettenbach and of the Juliaetta Tramway company, and Kester and Kettenbach time checks.

The defense objected to the evidence of the Bradburys on the ground that their employment was in 1899 and the statute of limitation had run and that their employment was before the time of the alleged defaults set out in the indictment. Judge Bean allowed the evidence to go in on the understanding that the government later show the connection of the evidence with the transaction covered by the indictment.

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The Tragedy At Hunters

Funeral of David Bucklew—Coroner’s Inquest—Ham’s Preliminery [sic]

The time for the preliminary examination of David Ham, charged with having shot and killed David Bucklew at Hanter [sic] Sunday has not been set. An officer said today “there is too much politics at present” and he did not know when the preliminary examination would take place. It might be postponed till after election time.

The remains of David Bucklew were brought in from Hunter Monday and interred in Oak Hill cemetery. The funeral procession was met just beyond the county hospital by the hearse and the remains were transferred to it and taken to the cemetery. The services were conducted at the grave by Rev. D.H. McCullagh of the Presbyterian church.

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A.G. Walling

Lithographer, Publisher and Bookbinder

Mr. A.G. Walling, located at the corner of First and Ash streets ,is the leading job printer, lithographer and bookbinder of Portland.  In fact he is the only one in this line of business who conducts all branches of it, and the only one prepared to properly do such work as it should be done. He is one of the pioneers in the business and does by far the largest part of the work of Portland.  He has the best corps of artists in his lithography department that can be procured, many of whom has obtained wide renown as skillful workmen in the east and in Europe. The artistic printing which is turned out from his establishment cannot be excelled in any similar institution in Oregon, and his book binding is known to be the best on the coast.  Just now he is engaged in the publication of the History of Southern Oregon, a quarto of 600 pages, [unclear] illustrated, neatly printed and elegantly bound.  This will be an addition to Oregon literature of which we may well be proud.

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Kirk Rorick Found Guilty

Kirk Rorick, charged in the Lenawee circuit court with the crime of involuntary manslaughter was found guilty as charged by a jury of nine men and three women who returned their verdict of guilty to Judge Jesse H. Root of Monroe, presiding at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, approximately five hours after being sent out at 9:55 a.m.

Judge Root announced that sentence would be pronounced June 21.  Rorick’s bond was continued until that date.  The jury was dismissed.

It was the second trial through which the young son of C.M. Rorick, a prominent Morenci banker, had sat.  He was charged with having caused injuries to Page Stockwell, another Morenci resident, and his own boyhood friend, that resulted in the latter’s death last July 4.

Source: Archbold Buckeye, June 9, 1926.

Youth Convicted Of Manslaughter

ADRIAN, Mich., May 27.—(By A.P.)—Kirk Rorick, 23-year-old son of a prominent Morenci, Mich. banker, was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury in circuit court here late Wednesday afternoon. Rorick was accused of killing Page Stockwell, 22, a life-long friend, on July 4, 1925.

Rorick was charged with having struck Stockwell during an argument on a street in Morenci causing the youth to fall to the sidewalk.  His head struck the curb and he was rendered unconscious.  He never regained consciousness.  Rorick claimed self-defense.

Source: Lansing State Journal, May 27, 1926.

Retrial for Manslaughter

Adrian, Mich.—Kirk Rorick of Morenci, Mich., will go on trial in the March term of the Lenawee circuit court on a manslaughter charge in the death of Page Stockwell, a life-long friend also living in Morenci.  A jury of 10 men and two women in the Lenawee county court could not agree after deliberation.  Prosecutor Henry I. Bourns announced plans for a retrial.  Judge Jesse H. Root of Monroe presided over the trial.

Source: Archbold Buckeye, February 24, 1926. 

Blow In Face Caused Death

Morenci—Page Stockwell died  in a short time after he was met on the street and struck in the face by Kirk Rorick.  Both young men were raised in Morenci, the sons of prominent families. The father of the dead man is a prominent undertaker and the father of Rorick is cashier in the bank.  Both families have fine homes on the most prominent residence street.

It is said that they met on the street and Rorick struck Stockwell without warning.  Stockwell fell to the pavement, and it was afterward learned that he had suffered concussion of the brain.  Both young men were about 25.  Stockwell had been to college and taken a course in mining engineering  in Colorado, where he found his wife.

Rorick was placed under arrest on a warrant sworn out by the father of the dead man, charging manslaughter.  He was bound over to the October term of court under bonds of $5,000 signed by his father and uncle.

Source: Archbold Buckeye, July 25, 1925.