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LA GRANDE, CNIOJI COUNTY, OREGON. SATURDAY, XOVE.MBEll 7, 1908
NUMBER S3. ,
REM TO SET
CRTV WM T( Oakland. Cttlw Nov. 7
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CALLED INTO 11AXK SUNDAY.
Report of Condition of tlio Suspended
Farmers & Trader National Bank
Will De Ready Tuesday Establish
- Value jof Defunct Dank Property by
Careful Assessment Tomorrow Af.
tcrnoon Tuesda) ' Report Will Bo
Tomorrow afternoon the stock prop
erty of the defunct Farmers & Trad
era National bank, will be duly as
sessed and valued by a competent set
of Judges, who will aid the receiver,
Walter Neidner. This action Is as
prescribed by law, and is the finish
ing touch to th& first report to the
comptroller of the currency.
Neidner will make not later than
Tuesday of next week.
In order, to name the valuation of
the bank property, it ts desirable that
more than one opinion is to be brought
Into service, consequently three of the
most capable men procurable to lend
their experienced judgment with that
of the receiver in naming a value on
bank property have been secured.
Three of these Judges will be F. L.
Meyers, cashier of the La Grande Na
tions; Fred Holmes, a director of the
La Grande National, and president of
the M. A M. company, and Guy
; E. McCulley, for several years con-nar-iaA
with th ..defunct Farmer.. &
Traders. It is likely that still other
men of competence will be drafted In
to service. ;
The 'report will be completed by
Tuesday and sent to the comptroller.
It will be secret, as other reports to
the department have been, but will be
released for publication from . the
Washington office after being perused
toy the' comptroller. '
i GRAND FREE CONCERT
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I BY WE LA GRANDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
t Fvprvhndv Welconie
These Prices After
75c Silk Floss i -$1.50 to $1.75 STANDARD ;
Pillows Ladies Shirt CALICO
ii After Six Vasf After Six
59c each After Six 5c a yard -
Size 20 X20 ' 95c each 10 yds a customer
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65C "Peaceful Henry" ...Kelly 75C W
"In the Goo dOld Summer Time".. $1.00
Mens Harvard Spirit Payson MeilS
Outina ' "Ju8t for To"'ht' 0'Hare Negligee
S SO,0-"TWO E,Ue EVe8'" ' -Mr' BFaerrro: SS
Mgni -mny" Barron . . ,
ShirtS Souvenir de Baden-Baden, .Bosquet OUini
. , Yanklana V Loftis
38c ra Mv Llttl Hon Kong Eaby 35c ca
12 l-2c $2.35 '
cream or white Comforts
Outing Flannel After Six
- After Six $' e1ach
Fitted With American
9C pCr yd Beauty Cotton
Southern raelflo Give Workmen, Ex
tra Donation on Payday.
em Pacific, found In thrtir pay envel
opes today $5 extra. Accompanying
was an announcement that the road
now finds it possible to grant the in
crease which was asked for more than
a year ago by the gatemen. Several
hundred will be affected. . . , .
UPPER IDAHO AGRICULTURAL II
TEREST HURT B)f DECISION -
San Francisco, Nov. 7. The agri
cultural Interests In the Coeur d'AIene
valley, Idaho, have been notified by
their attorneys in. this city that the
United States circuit court of appeals
has sustained a decision of the cir
cuit court for the Idaho district, dis
missing their complaint against the
Farmers, representing $800,000 in
agriculture' and, livestock are repre
sented In the mining interests valued
at 112,000,000, have filled streams
with silt, preventing navigation, in
juring crops and poisoning livestock.
f The mining' men claimed their
properties represented an outlay of
t2.500.000 over the total values of the
agricultural interests annually. . They
declared that to prevent the operation
of the . mines would ruin the develop
ment of the state's mining Industry.
The decision was modified' by . the
higher court by ordering the suit dis
missed without prejudice. "; ,
Todoy's Football Finals.
Harvard, IT; Carlisle,' 0.
Dartmouth, 10; Princeton, 0.
1 YtOB Ts
Six O'clock Only
VAX VIACK-GIBSOX MYS- v .'
TEKY STILL UNCLEARED.
Theodore Van Vlack of This City,
Tlurowa Some Light on Ef ents Lead
ing I'p to Elopement of Local Cou
plo That End In Death of Hie Girl
at San Francl-sooGIUMon Well and
Favorably Known Here Xo De
tails at Hand."
Ferreting out the Vesta Van Vlack
and James H. Gibson not Gilbert
mystery, It develops that iocal rela
tives of the dead girl know little or
nothing of the manner of her death
at San Francisco last Monday.
The fatal ending of the Innocent
elopement came at the Bay City after
two or three weeks of mysterious ab
sence from La Grande. Either three
or four weeks ago last Tuesday, James
II. Gibson, well known In La Grande,
eloped with Miss Vesta Van Vlack,
aged about 15 years, who has a mother
living at Cove, and a brother, Theo
dore. Van Vlack, at 1515 Madison ave
nue, this city. Hymen's plot was so
skilfully wrought that neither the
brother nor mother knew of the
whereabouts of the couple until last
Monday, when a telegranv apprised
the brother of his sister's critical 111
nesa in San Francisco. A few minutes.
later another telegram arrived ap-,
prising him of the death' of Vesta, andj
also a message asking for money with
which to bury the remains. A mes
matra in Tnrttnni1 nanem states that
the coroner there
refused the buriar
an investigation I
pKTi iiiaVa, iiinvivuiuiB
that revealed criminal operation. Noj
other, authority to corroborate the ve-'
raclty of the dispatch is at hand.
, Loft Home a Year Ago.
About a year ago Vesta Van Vlack
Seft her home near Cove to accept a
position with neighbors. During that
time Bhe wus a frequent visitor at the
Theodore Van Vlack home in this city,
-.s was also Gibson during that time. '
Van Vlack said today that he had for.
he past two years known Cibson as
xn honorable, upright fellow, a car-
jpenter by trade, and that he was al
vaj's a welcome visitor at the
, Strangely enough, the dead girl of
;en remarkedin a Joculjir manner, that
ih would '"run away" with James.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Vlack received the
I remarks as they were evidently stateo
In a Joking way. Then, suddenly,
the two young folks disappeared and
all efforts to locate them failed until
the sad message of a few days ago.
,: Press reports covering the Incident
ire conflicting and therefor Impracti
cal to republish.
It is evident, however, that Gibson
has been arrested.
(Continued on paua .)
CROP PRINCE OF GERMANY TAKES
LONG TRIP IN AIR
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Berlin. Nov. 7. Crown Prince Wll-j
llam today made an ascension wun
Count Zenpelln and II other passen-
gera in the great Zeppelin dirigible
balloon. They headed towards Fried
rlchnhaven. When the balloon left the ground It
went to Intercept a special train bear
tnj sfK f!??. Vienna. The
train .- niirhted near Augusburg and
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the balloon was brought within 100
feet of the ground. The emperor
peered through ihe window of the car
and recognlr.ed the prince. He shout
ed he wished he was In the balloon.
i III DITTCDIIDP
WOMAN'S THROAT CCT; GIRL
DECAPITATED MAX DEAD,
Gruesome Carnival of Crime In
earthed In East Pittsburg Tills Af
ternoon Thought to Be Murdci
and Sulelde -Woman Found In BeI
With Throat Cut Girt Near With
Head Almost Heivcred, and a Man In
. ritthburg. Pa., Nov. 7. A triple
tragedy was revealed In East Pitts
burg today when the body of Mrs.
William Casey was found in bed at
her home with her throat cut from
ear to ear. Beside the body, on the
floor, was the daughter, her head al
most severed, and a razor lay near.
George Hartzoll, Mrs. Casey's son-in-law,
was sQueexed in a trunk with an
open bottle of chloroform to his nose.
The bodies were found by William
Casey, upon his return from a repub
lican Jollification meeting.
Detectives are satisfied Hartzell kill
ed the two women and then squeezed
himself In a trunk, where he commit
ted suicide With chloroform. He was
breathing his last when found.
Hartzell bought the drug, saying he
wanted to kill dogs. Last December
Hartzell was tried, but acquitted ol
the charge of murdering his wife.
His mother-ln-Iaw refused to testify
ajrainat htm then,
TO FVBUSH CAMPAIGN FUXDS,
ri n.u...t.n,..n r.m.
. rva La nomnnimi gf
New York, Nov. 7. Treasurer Shel
don, of the republican committee, an
nounced today that contributions to
the campaign fund will be maije pub
lic November 16. He says every dol
lar will be accounted for. The list If
to be in the form of a sworn statement
bearing Sheldon's signature.
., Cnlquo Football linn.
Berkeley, Cal., Nov. 7. Leading
lights of the University of California
are today signing a unique pledge, to
remain unshaven a week if their foot
ball team Is defeated at the annual
Rugby match with Stanford universi
: CIL1XGE FOREST SEItVICE.
Much Forest Service Administration
Matters Held In West,
Washington, Nov. 7. The forest
service today announced the creStlon
of administrative district to wiych, af
ter December 1, all business hereto
fore transacted at Washington, will be
sent. The district will Include stations
at Denver, Ogden, San Francisco,
Portland and Missoula. ,
Probe Virginia Case.
Richmond, Va., Nov.- 7. Hon.
Charles E. Llttlefield vt Maine. th
special muster appointed by the Unit
ed States supreme court to pa.is on ol'
accounts in Virginia's great debt suit
against the state of West Virginia,
will begin the investigation on Mon
day. It will probably take him sever
al months to complete the Intricate
business which demands his attention,
j Claims and counte$ claims of mil
sorts, together with the evidence pro
and con, will be passed upon by the
master, who is regarded as an expert
In such matters.
His appointment Is eminently satis-
laciory vo me
RAILROAD 3IAGXATE DEAD.
Pauific Vk-e-President Found
Dend- In HoU-t Room.
Chicago; Nov. 7. William B. Cor-
second vice-president of the
Union Pacific, and one of the best
known railroad men in the west, was
found dead today in his room In the
Auditorium. He came here from his
New Jerrey home yesterday.
D1VOHC1-MX RRYAX FAMILY.
Mrs. LcaUlt May Sue ArlM Husband
lor Dlvorec Soon.
Kansas City Nov.. 7. The rumor
V. J. Uryan. will ' take ' Immediate
steps to secure a divorce from her
htisband, who Is an artist with a stu
1Io In Paris, was revived today by Intl
matton made by a former member of
the Bryan household here.
HALF MOON BAY BANKER COM
f ESSES ROMANY CRIMES
Half Moon Bay.. Cal., Nov". 7. L. M.
Contente, cashfer of the bank of Half
Moon Bay, now under ' arrest, con
fessed today that he stole $3000 of
the bank's funds by falsifying the en
Ties In the books. 'He said he sup
ported his family and ran accounts in
various banks with the stolen money.
President Goldman discovered the
shortage when he learned that Con
tente failed to make a record of $1000
deposited by a depositor.
Denver, Col., Nov. 7. -Delegates
representing organized labor bodies of
che United States and Canada are be
ginning to arrive In Denver today for
the 28th annual convention of the
American -Federation of Labor, v The
session will open Monday morning,
Ppliycal matt8c-wUl likely occupy
much of the time and attention of the
delegates. Rumors are In circulation
that an attempt will be made to de
pose Samuel Gompers, president of
the organization, but h haa already
stated he would not accept a re-election
to succeed himself, -
Birthday of White.
Ithaca, Nv Y., Nov. 7, Today is the
'6th anniversary of the birth of Dr.
Andrew Dickson V'hlte. the first head
to Cornell university, former minister
to Russia and ex-ambassador to Ger
many, and special observance marked
the day at the great educational insti
tution v.ith which he was long Identl-
:ied.' , '. .' ;;y ...
PLAX CENTRAL BUREAU.
OotMt Lumbermen Will Band Them
selves Together for Effective Work.
, San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 7. A cen
tral committee to be known as the
Lumbar Inspection bureau of the Pa-
rifle coast, Is planned today by local
lumbermen of the Merchants Ex
change. A meeting of the Pacific
?oast, Oregon and Washington bu
reaus will soon be held for thn pur
pose. The three bureaus do not now
work In harmony. The Idea Is to have
Inspectors paid by shippers and im
Drug Store at
By use .of your telephone and our
free delivery system we are almost as
near to you as though we occupied
the adjolnmg building.
We are developing this portion ol
our business all the time and gaining
new and permanent friends by the
prompt and satisfactory way we han
dle telephone orders.
If you can't come, 'phone, and thai
portion of our stotk you need will bt
sent to you. If it's a prescription, wc
will both send for It and deliver the
RIVAL HIGH SCHOOLS
STRUGGLE FOR SUPREMACY.
Before a Largo Croud, Local High
School Team Baltics Royally With
Ihe Visitors From Pendleton -Team
Arrived 1.MAI Xljiht and Is Mmh
Heavier Than Locals Reynolds on
the Side IJnes Conietent Of fkluls
Run Uie Game.
, It Is done. When the readers ob
tain this Issue, the Pendleton high
school football team will have clashed
with the Httle fellows from this city,.
and the score will be known. In
charge of Prof. Landers and others
of Pendleton, the visiting team arrived
here las', evening, and as they have
spent the day quietly on the streets. It
hai( become evident that the visitors
are much heavier than those who
make up the La Grande roll. There
Is'no vast' difference between the two
teams In most instances, though Pen
dleton has two or three players who- :
will underwelgh the heaviest on tha .
La Grande team. . But eight of the
eleven are targe, well built, and active
players. The attendance was the largest on
Ihe new football grounds, and ' with
few exceptions proved Itself an orderly
aggregation of excited rooters. The
officers In charge were Messrs. Mark
Moorhouse of Pendleton, Clarke of
Union, Mlckelson and Mansager of La
This morning there was some spec
ulation as to the. condltton of Rey
nolds, the tliiTg'ifceral;'Hls ankl Is
in serious shape, and while hot slated
to play, he was on the side lines ready
for an emergency. The ' line-up for
the two teams as announced today by
coaches and managers . of the two
teams Is as follows:
Pendleton. Position. La Granda
Chapman c V. Bean
Hlnderman .... rg . Grout
Struvn . 4 lg" Geddes ,
Bean i. ... rt Ingle
Dovlnra . .'. .... . . It ......... . Bean
Etui gls ....... i re Bolton
HaHklr.s ........ k ,. Myers (Capt.)
Kimball p , . . .J Williamson
Baker (dipt.) . . fb Chllders
Stone . , rh ...... Hamilton
McDill ......... Ih ......... Cnrpy
The score at the end of the first
half was 0 to 0.
PREDICTS GOMPERS' ELECTIOX.
San Francisco, Nov. .7. "Gompers
will be, re-elected unanimously to th
presidency of the American Federation
of Labor," was the statement made to--lay
by Waller McArthur, editor of thu
Vaclflc Const Seamen's Journal, one
of the moat influential labor leadora
of the coast. "The Pacific const will .
lend a, solid delegation ; to Denver,
where the annual convention of, the
federation opens Monday, for Gom
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