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.; V ": 'A- - '.y, V- v...:.": ... y j , ; .; , y, -. , ; :; ( , , , .. . , : . , :" - . ! h' 'TOE PRESSiULLETIN " . , , '.- ...'- ' ' ' ".".-,-- " - v '.'-.- ; ; ' - 'f "' ' ' ; y" - :l -' ""V ' , , ' - :. '. - J . . ' . ;'' BOOST FOR BINGHAM CANYON, UTAH, THE GREATEST CO?PER CAMP IN THE WORLD. VOLUME 44. FRIDAY, JANUARY 1,1915 NUMBER 52 I r-:- - v;-v- ' j 1 1 r J,' ''.. tie.HI jicAiUX, It I) LIBER. r: Cashier and Assistants Bound and 1 Locked in Vault Robber Se-- ; cures $ 1 6,492 and is Captured J. in Less than Thirty Minutes Several Accomplices Under Ar--i ; rest Money Recovered. . ' (By I. II. Masters.) - One of the most daring as well as sensational robberies that was ' ever committed in Utah took place in Bingham Tuesday afternoon - when a professional crook by the name'of Bert Heaton with well i :' laid plans held up the Bingham State bank and took from its vaults ( $16,492 and locked. Cashier Earl Randall and his two assistants, in . the vault and started up the canyon. Jle entered the bank about r 3 o'clock witha bandage tied over his head and a parcel tinder his I arm and began talkmg with the cashier and stated that as soon as f his wife came he would deposit about $3,000. lie had been in the i bank on Monday and talked with Mr. Randall about depositing the f money and Mr. Randall had showed him the vault and the safety f devices of the bank AY hen Mr. Randall and Assistant Cashiei1 Geo. Dobson-ha- d their backs turned he drew a revolver and shouted t "Hands up' By forcing the gun into their faces he compelled Henry r 7 Oddie, the office boy, and Mr. Dobson to lie face duw'n on the floor -- while he tied their hands behind them. He also-tie- d 'Mr. Randall's hands behind him and then forced him to give the co'mbination to the k safe. This was quickly, opened and the money secured and the three : men snaked into the vault and locked up. lie then deliberately left j the bank n id started up the .canyon but shortly changed his course, j and climbed to the Copper Belt line and ' then rn down , this track to the Bingham Coal and Lumber company. Here he went across to j , the Star Livery and tried to hire a rig. In the meantime Henry Oddie worked a knife from his pocket and Mr. Dobson took this and cut the cords from young Oddie's hands and then he released the ' y others. Mr., Randall-.grabbed- a''sK,rewdrivr;whichheha01?PJ!i Tbars, which held them as prisoners. He quickly spread the alarm and s. large force, of officers were hurraing in every direction artd ; Bert Heaton, the robber, was quickly located in an outhouse. not I , - far from the Bingham Coal and Lumber company..' He was arrested I . by Patrolman J. H. White and Rex "Holden and amid the shouts of j the cro.wd Heaton was landed behind the bars in less than thirty minutes after he had robbed the bank. This was one of the quickest captures ever made in the state. .; Below is Earl Randall, Cashier of the Bingham State Bank. I ' e ' ; ' ' .. i , .1 X ..:', - , . , v:.... r- i 'in-i S ' F" - 1 u X "I i j Bert Heaton, 39 years of age, who I eays Joplin, Mo., is his home, is the ) man arrested oh a charge of having j! directly perpetrated the hold-u- p and I robbery. Also under arrest are Scott Cunningham, formerly of the St Jo--' ' seph roadhouse in Davis county and known in connection with many es-- J capades ; Peggy Dean, Norma Dean and $ Lola Kendall, recent denizens of Bing-- ' ' ham's "red light" district; Ed Turner ' and Prank H. Welch, known to the un-- , dreworld both in Bingham and Salt Lake. Succeeds by Ruse. Sauntering into the bank shortly be-- 'fore 3 o'clock in the afternoon i. stranger, attired in the garb of a for , , eign laborer and with his face grimy, made a pretense of depositing a packn ' of $3,000 in the bank. He informed : ; Earl Randall, the cashier, of this ia- - atention in a visit Monday afternoon. I But before he would consent to let ttu .. ' cashier and clerks examine the packet he Maitl "he would first wait tor his f 1 wife. - " ' "She will be here In a few minutes and you may get ready to count my T money," said the bandit, slowly walk-- i ln toward the bank's main entrance, V " the newspaper-boun- d packet still un-- ? der his arm. In the course of the !. routine of closing the bank's business t for the day Randall, ths cashier, " George Dobson, assistant cashier, and i Henry Oddie, an apprentice who is but 14 years of age, proceeded down to-- ' ", ward the big vault, which was open to 'j receive the day's receipts. Binds His Victims. . Instantly the bandit covered them J with a heavy calibre revolver and toid tjjenl not to move. Then in low tone ; be ordered them to lie down on the floor with tbelr faces downward. They, obeyed. Asaln he told them to ex- - tend their hands upward. They obey- - e(li aa about their wrists he bound stout pieces of cord, tying them bo tightly tbt his victims could hardly restrain themselves from crying out Jr on account of the pain. Then tbe banult swiftly stepped to the front door of the bank, locked It and wa back in an instant. He seized Randall by the collar and dragged him into the "pen vault. In turn he dragged : in Job9on and Oddie, laying them e Randall. Demands Safe Combination. As If familiar with affairs of the bank ihe bandit then dragged Randall, ! tbe Into a sitting position, I (CoE'Jnued :n Page Plve.) r v mmm banks wm fi !;F1AWCIAI CEWTffi ... ... The banks of the great copper camp have played no little part in the deveiopmeitaiid advancenuit of this city. In fact most cities are to be judged1 by the character and standing of their financial in-stitutions, and in this important particularBingham takes a pardon-able pride in her banks. , . ; The birtH-o- f the first bank in a community gives a feeling of dignity and responsibility to that community, just as the birth of the first child to a newly begun family gives a feeling of dignity to the father and mother; it is the visible and outward sign of a community interest. ' ; - The bank is. the legitimate outcome of the growth of commerce, based on a community of interest, and the banker is the intermediary tin commercial. transactions. lie is but part of the'evoluted inter-mediary, as the merchant is but part, as the real estate agent, the broker,, the, transportation agent and the newspaper are but parts; he is the money part. "", ' Banking in its rude form of places of deposits, changing of moneys and negotiating loans has existed farther back in the ages of human endeavor than recorded history can trace and even in the, seven times buried cities of the Euphrates and Nile basins, found an honorable plan?, : . - ..At just what time bills of exchange (the first, bank notes) were set afloat in greet national centers is not known, but in the first and second centuries after Christ they were a ell known and common, and it is not sure thataheir existence docs not date back at least to ihe days oflsolirtoti.. , 1 ii . COPPER GOMPAfJY This Great Company Has Spent Over $30,000,000. In Equip, ment And Development Acd . Has Paid Stockholders Over $25,000,000. It was just one decade Ago in April of last year that the Utah Copper ooinpany started up Us Coppertoa plant, which was the beginning of a, new era In mining, the bringing; iu of . the porphyry or low grade coppers to t a commercial value. Since that time the Utah Copper company has' spent In the neighborhood of $30,000,000 la equipment and, development and In return has given stockholders some-thing over 125,000,000. It has estab-llshe- d that In Utah Is the greatest mine of its kind in the world and that Bingham is today the greatest camp -- of Its kind to be found anywhere. What this company may attain has -- only begun, Is the Idea of one author-ity. During the early part of the year when the company was Just beginning to reach a normal gait, there was every Indication that a production of 150,000,000 pounds of copper would be reached before the end of the year. . t the war, which caused all the 'larg copper producers to curtail their out- - - put ' . , Dvring this' year the company did away with underground mining, which greatly lowered costs. Extejslve ex periments were carried out and are still being carried out for the leach-ing of the company's ores, more espe-- cially the 40,000,000 tons of carbonate ore that the company has which will not quite reach 1 per cent copper con-tents. Although these experiments have pot been completed, it is proba-ble that at some time la the future a plant will be erected which w ill care for these ores. Another move on the part of the company which adds to Its value is the retiring of bonds of the Bingham & .GarHeld railroad. On Dec. 31 of last year there were $2,13,000 first mortgage, 6 per cent bonds out-standing cf an issue of $2,500,000. Of these 1337,000 were retired early in the , year . through the sinking fund. The uonds were convertible Into Utah Copper stock per share on or befoie July 1 of this year. For that reason nearly all the .bonds were converted t into stouk during the year which , greatly added to the earnings of the company. The stockholders in the Utah Cop-per company now number in excess of (ConMniiPd on Pjkg Two.) , BiHl STATE BANK Earl Randall, Cashier. No better criterion of the solidity and permanence of a city is afforded than a glance at U?e status of its finan-cial institutions. The stability of the commercial and industrial Interests is, to a large extent, 'dependent upon the policy and condition of local banking houses., ' They ar' jhe heart of , the cOnsser'caL4f9 "jj various ftve-- which. flotv 'current of business. ' The history of the Bingham State Bank has beeV an unbroken record of progress since its inception -- In 1903. It has btien conducted upon the soundest and most conservative busi-ness principle, always closely identify-ing itself with the many movement that have helped in "the onard growth of Bingham and -- contributing liberally to their support. This institu-tion transacts a general banking business, devoting the utmost atten-tion and most complete facilit'es. to the needs of the commercial commun-ity and extending to firms, corpora-tions and individuals every accommo-dation their responsibility anil bal-ances warrant, and that legitimate banking comprises. No bank in this county has better facilities for makln? collections, issuing exchange and expe-diting the detail of business banking in each of Its divisions, and certainly none is better qualified to meet tte farthest requirements than the Biug-ha- State Bank. Catering to the sub-stantial element of the business world, and sparing no effort to meet It J ap-probation,' this staunch institution Is I constantly Retting new business and increasing tbe business it ; already ' holds. The capita! stock, surplus and undi-vided profits of this institution amount to oyfrr $25,000. and the latest report shows deposits of ever $215,000. Every encouragement is offered for savings deiionits and time certificates draw 4 per cent interest. The officers and directors are recog-nized financial leaders In the local worl dof bu&ineas and they, also are men. whose names stand throughout the intermountain region- - for, the soundest bnsinecs jfdgment and the strictest personal Integrity. Mr. Earl Riituiail, cashier of this bank, has dppd in the banking business for the past eisat years and during thpe yars of experience has taken a keen interest In every department of the banking business. Before coming to Bingham he was connected at var-ious times with the following banks o! Ogilpn, where he was born and raised: The Osdcn State bank, tbe Commer-cial National bank of Ogdcn, and the First Nnational bank of Kermnerer, Wyoming, and before coming to camp he was connected with the Merchants bank of Salt Lake City. Mr. Randall is a man of wide experience In the banking business and mucn of the success bf this institution may be at-tributed to his personality. The directors of this bank are well known business leaders lu the finan-cial circles of this county and they ar ( C. H. Thompson, president; J. C. Diigan, W, H. Sherinun, T. II. Quilien ,ind A. P. Wilcox. Those men are well known throughout the camp as pioneers Jn the, bus'.iu'sa of Bingham; and need no Introduction 'to financial clrclt-- in this to mm unity. ' With The Old Timers At this New Year's season it is moss fitting that we should turn our, faces backward Tor JuBt a few. glances and recall .those faces hie h have beei sa some of w hom are still with eg. There will be many . omitted because the editor is not familiar with all those I who have trod these hills but will do Our best this issue and hope to Oj better next time we attempt such a task. ' i - -- f ' j A. V. Anderson. ! ; A man who did much to build np he greatest copper camp on earth, has now taken ud his abode with the tribes to the south and 1b dwelling "lapplly in the balmy air of Florida ,nd we understand he is growlpg cor-pulent on the Juice of fruits, while In Bingham he. was glad to get a plain highball. i T. H. Quillen. j, When you look over the list of nota-bles from Bingham you will see in j'slarlng headlines the name of "Tommy" Quilltn as mayor of the camp as long as he wanted it.- - Re-cently Mr. Quillen,V-wh- is one of tbe oldest settler In the camp, has been mkaing in Salt Lake City on account of his health. He has extensive interests here and was one of the first merchants to engage in business in the old reliable in 1879. Postmaster C. H. Roberts. As we count the beads of our recol-lection chain wo find that over seven teen years ano C. H. Roberts became postmaster of Bingham and has held this responsible position most of tbe time since that date. Mr. Roberts has re?rcd his family here and has accu-mulated quite extensive holdings in the great copper camp. Mr. Roberts has served as county rommhisoner of Salt Lake cou&ty and has always taken an active part in every movh; for the betterment of conditfons In thejeamp. f , Atha Williams. Another of the early settlers In the f.amp was Atha Williams, sometimes known .aa "The Pistol Kid.". Mr. Wil-an- d waded through many a political Hams was a leader In political affairs battle in the days when fighting was bitter. But Williams usually carrier the day and while be is making his headquarters in the capital , city he has many financial interests in the camp and is now acting as chief deputy sheriff to Andrew Smith. Jerome Bourgard. Anion? those who came here M a very early date and took a prominent part in the pioneer work of developing the resources of these hills and built' lng a city was Jerome BourKard. Mr. Boursard has possibly done more thnn anyone else toward conservin? the springs and helping supply IHngbam with good water than any other set-tler in the old camp. 11 has raided. liU family here hud Imiit up exten-sive interests in the great co;ijier be't CITIZENS STATE BANK The Deposits in This Bank Amount to Over $350,000, and the Surplus and Undivided Profits to About $17,000. The Citizens State Bank opened its doors to the publia about live years ago In a modest way and since that time has steadily grown In the estima-tion of tne business men o! the camp and now it has the en viable reputa- - banks in tha camp, it la. located in the heart, of the great mining camp and is not only convenient for the business men of Bingham but is attrac-tively arranged for business conven-ience. This institution has a capital stock of 120,000 and a surplus and undivided profits of $17,000. The total deposits amount to over $350,000. This shows that this bank has had a steady growth since Us inception and has en- - y '"mi. V y Republic and previous to that time was engaged with the Utah State Na-tional bank or Salt Lake City. The officers and board of directors include some of tbe mo.st enterprising and successful business men of the state. Rodney T. Badger is president of this instllutl jn and is recognized as Sue of the leading financiers In the In-termountain region. Associated with aim on the board of directors are Dr. . P. E.'Straup, mayor of Bingham and Mr. R. Bourgard, one of the pioueer . justness men of the camp.' Briefly summed up tbe Citizens State Rank Is a bank In the truest sense of the word and iu tbe widest sense that this Implies. It is a tower of strength and a monument to faithful performance and business In-tegrity. ; ' - CASHIER- Q. B. KELLY. joyed steady patronage and has gained in prestige during the few years of its organization and has already paid sev-eral dividends. The facilities of this Institution are wider and more sweeping in scope and value to mercantile dealings, and it is upon this line of argument that tbe Citizens State Bank solicits the ac-counts of corporations and indi-viduals. Customers are assured a nosHt prompt and courteous attention and guaranteed every accommodation their responsibility and balance war-rant, and that legitimate banking com. prises. Its operations have always 'pen along conservative lineg which are well worthy of a reputation as one of the bulwarks of the business future of the banks of Salt Lake county. In a word the Citizens State Bank is la every respect an institution which re-flects credit upon Its city and state, as well as upon the enterprising and progressive management. Mr. Q. B. Kelly, cashier of the bank, needs no Introduction to the citizens of Bingham or Salt Lake county. The success of this Institution is largely due to his untiring efforts and the ripe experience of this man in the banking business. He has been d in the banking business . for more, than ten years and Is well known throughout this county as one of the best bankers in the state. Be-fore corning to Bingham, he was con-nected with tbe National Bank of the POPULAR Y018 UNDER-TAKER TAKES CHARGE Bf L0CALPARL0RS We are glad to announce that an-other one of the hustling young men of the camp has entered into the b g world for himself and will be one of the representative business men of Bingham. We Have reference to Joseph A. Berger, who a few days ago took over the Interests of the Eber W. Hall undertaking establish-ment and will conduct the same In a modern and manner. Mr. Rerger needs no Introduction to the citizens of the camp. Having lived here with his family for a number of years, he has mf.de many friends, both socially and in a business way, and the people will be glad to learn of his success. We desire to call yorr at-tention to his full pace advertlot-men- t M which appears in thU Issue. ROBBER WAIVES PRELIMINARY At his hearing In Judge Bud- - ley's court Thursday Bert Heaton waived preliminary hearing and was held to the district court without bail. It is believed that he will plead guilty Saturday In the district court and take his sentence at once. Chief S. S. Jones swore to a complaint charging Scottie Cunningham with complicity in the robbery and he will have a hearing short- - ly. Ttie others were dismissed.