Garland, Thomas L. (Portland)

Thomas L. Garland (Portland)

Directory Listings
1901 PCD pg. 102 additions and removals supplement “Garland, Thomas L, Camera Supplies 364 Morrison. Res Woodlawn.” plus display ad quoted below
1903 PCD pg. 360 “Garland, Thomas L, photog and pub, res 14th s w cor College.”
1904 PCD pg. 404 “Garland, Thomas L, photog res 480 College”
1905 PCD pg. 441 “Garland, Thomas L, fur rms 621 Washington, res 480 College”
1906 PCD pg. 450 “Garland, Thomas L, fur rms 621 Washington, res 480 College”
1907 PCD pg. 556 “Garland, Thomas L, financial agent 228 Fliedner bldg, res 480 College”
1909 PCD pg. 588 “Garland, Thomas L, financial agent, res 480 College”
1910 PCD pg. 442 “Garland, Thos L, financial agent h 480 College”
1911 PCD pg. 564 “Garland, Thomas L, real est h 480 College”
1915 PCD pg. 488 “Garland, Thomas L (Netta A) Lawyer 308 Platt Bldg, Tel Main 7126, h 480 College”
1925 PCD pg. 656 “Garland, Tom (Netta A) lawyer 312 Platt bldg h473 Cardinell dr”
listings through at least 1943
News Items and Advertisements
1901: “T. L. Garland, Commercial Photography, Photographic Supplies, Bromide Enlargements. Views developed and Printing for Amateurs. Publisher Oregon Souvenir Writing Tablet. 364 Morrison St.” Portland City Directory 1901-1902, Portland; Polk 1901

1910: “GARLAND FACING CHARGE OF THEFT
Letters From Root and Vanderlip Found Among Effects of Portlander.
YACHTING TRIP DECLINED
Confederate Money, Said to Have Been Used to Impress Acquaintances, Taken by Officers — Son
Hastens to His Aid.
SEATTLE Wash., Feb. 26. (Special.)
Seated in luxurious apartments at the Hotel Washington, where he had given numerous wine dinners. Colonel William H. Garland, white-haired, refined in appearance, suave of manner and speech, who spoke of deals involving millions as if they were mere pastime, was placed under arrest Friday by Deputy Sheriffs Mark Freeman and Joe Hill, on the charge of grand larceny.
Garland came to Seattle from Portland about a year ago and opened offices in the American Bank building. He closed these offices about five months ago and moved to the Central building.
Prominent Men His Friends?
Garland’s career as a capitalist in Seattle and his talk or higher finance were
accompanied by the presentation of letters from men high in banking circles and National politics. To his newly-made friends about the Washington Hotel Garland showed letters from United States Senator Elihu Root, of New York; Frank A. Vanderlip, president of the National City Bank, of New York, and Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury under President Roosevelt, and other men prominent in public life and in finance.
The letter from Mr. Vanderllp, which was found among his possessions by the Deputy Sheriffs, follows: “55 Wall Street. New York. Jan. 2S. 1909. My Dear Mr. Garland: Thank you for your letter of January 30. I am glad to learn that you are finding things so pleasant on the Coast.
Invitation to Cruise Declined.
“Your invitation to Mrs. Vanderlip and myself to cruise about a bit with you is, indeed, attractive. I fear, however, such a trip is hardly within the range of possibilities for us. With kind regards. I am, very truly yours, F. A. VANDERLIP.”
The letter from Mr. Root expressed the Senator’s regret that he could not accompany Mr. Garland and a party on a yachting trip and Mr. Root’s regrets are expressed for the same hospitality which were offered to the bank president.
Deputy Sheriffs Freeman and Hill, in their search of the apartments, found a large roll of Confederate banknotes, which, it is alleged, had been used to increase the estimation of Garland’s wealth by his admiring friends when wrapped in a hundred-dollar bill of real United States currency.
Confederate Money Found.
The roll of Confederate money, a suitcase filled with clothing and a stock seal of the Apex Coal Company were taken with Garland to the County Jail.
The arrest was made on the complaint
of. Job L. Beardslee, who is not a resident of Seattle. Beardslee bought 10 shares of stock in the Apex Coal Company of Seattle for $1000. Garland was arraigned before Justice Fred C. Brown and his bond was fixed at $5000, failing to give which, he was sent to jail. Garland has lived at the Washington Hotel.
SON AVERS FATHER’S HONESTY
Friendship With Late R. A. Alger Proved by War Incident.
When Thomas L. Garland, of 450 College street, a son of William H. Garland, was informed last night of his father’s trouble. (sic- incomplete sentence) He was shocked, and refused, to believe that his father is guilty of any misconduct. He left last night for Seattle to see that his father has a “square deal.”
“The mere fact that he has been arrested does not mean that he is guilty,” declared the son “My father would do nothing of that sort. He is as honest as they make them.”
The son stated that for the last 10 years he had not been affiliated with his father in business, and he was ignorant of the father’s business transactions. He said that his father had business in both Seattle and Portland, and that he left here for Seattle about two weeks ago.
“Is it true that your father is an intimate friend of leading officials of the Nation?” the son was asked. “All I know is that my father was a close friend of the late Russell A. Alger, for when Mr. Alger was Secretary of War I was in the Volunteer Army, and as we were not being sent anywhere I asked to get out, and my father got Mr. Alger to release me. Mr. Alger sent a personal telegram. Sunday Oregonian, February 27, 1910, pg. 4, col. 1.

1910: (Classified Ad) “Grand, unobstructed view lots; view can never be shut off; 15 minutes walk from Postoffice, close in, Portland Heights; 140×100, with 9-room house. These close-in absolute view lots will in a few years be priceless. This is my home place, which I never expected to sell, but am now compelled by reverses to do so. A grand homesite; a fine chance in a few years to double money. Thomas L Garland Main 4740 or P. O. Box 358” Sunday Oregonian, March 20, 1910, sec. 2, pg. 9, col. 5.

1910: William H Garland convicted of grand larceny. Thomas L. Garland testifies. Oregonian, June 30, 1910, pg. 4, col. 4.

1913: portrait of Thomas L. Garland published in connection for his political race for Republican, Councilman, Fifth Ward. Oregonian, April 27, 1913, pg. 12, col. 7.

Bibliography
Portland and Oregon New Scenic Beauties (Portland; Oregon Souvenir Co. 1904) has a view copyright T. L Garland

Historic photos and images