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LA GBA NDE. CXTOX COCMTT. OREGON. BWXU.VV. NOVICMBEK B,
THY Mlt-S. Gl'NXFSS' Ml'RDlCKF.IL
t'urnlvul of Crime In I Porte Again
TOTAL SHORTAGE AS
N ANNOUNCED PREVIOUSLY.
Appraisers VenterdMy Spent Many
Hours Willi Stock and Paper Un
official Report Is Tliat More Valua-
v Me rape Tlian First Thought, Han
Been Found Scrlber Said to Be
About to Leave Jail on Boutin Ex
pected Home Soon. s
Ray Lapher, accused of murdering
Mrs. Belle Gunness and three chil
dren, was begun today. Mrs. Ounncs
was the woman, who Is suspocted of
killing several ' men for their money
and burying them In her back yard.
Rumor of Repayment.
A rumor, originating, one one 4
knows where, but Is neverthe- 4
less given some credence. Is to 4
the effect that when Scrlber 4
reaches La Grande, It will be to- 4
meet a large bulk of the bad pa- 4
r,r in the bank. In such an 4
event the depositors will not lose 4
much by the failure. The Ob- 4
server can neither corroborate 4
or deny the rumor, and publishes 4
It as rumor only. - : , . 4
The assets of the defunct Farmers
& Traders National bank, will In all
probability exceed what the depositors
have been figuring on.
The shortage Is thought to b the
eame as previously reported In the
neighborhood of . $125,000. Beyond
the above statement little Information
can be secured from the results of the
work of the appraisers v who ' spent
many hours yesterday In going over
the assets of the bank with" Receiver
Keldner. " Those who assisted In the
examination , wre Fred J. Holmes,
president or the M. & M. company; J.
T. Phy, , expert ; accountant; F. L.
layers, cashier of the La. Grande Na
tional bank; Joseph Palmer, president
of the Farmers & Traders; Guy Mc
Culley, assistant cashier of th same
Institution, and G. L. Cleaver, cashier
of the Eastern Oregon Trust & Savings
UNERY MOB ABOUT TO LYNCH
San Francisco, Nov. 8. Miss Mag.
gie McLlnn, aged 18, was literally cut
in two by street car in this city
last night, and dragged 40 feet. An
angry crowd attacked the motorman,
J. H. Lance, Who was saved by the
timely arrival of he police. Some
body secured a rope from a drug store
and was rushing toward the motorman
when the police Interfered. The body
of the woman was mangled beyond
recognition. All her limbs were bro
ken. '' -
Haines Trial Set.
New York, Nov. 9. Captain Peter
Hains and Jenkins Halns, his brother,
charged with tne murder ; of William
Annls, will be tried Jointly, beginning
December 14. This date was today
set by. Justice Asplnwall.
SUCH SEEMS OUTLINE
OF DEN VER MEETING.
Conceded That Samuel Gmiers Will
Agalu Be Real Head of American
Federation, 1 Contrary to Advance
Opinion-Victory Will Be Signal
One, If Ef fectcd In Face of Recent
Action Convention Will Last Two
Weeks.- Js ' ;i
nnvAr Nnv. 8. The election of
Samuel Oompers was practically con
rorfnd when the convention of the
American Federation of Labor con
vened here this ornlng. However, the
fight on him will be bitter.'
James Lynch, of the Typographical
union. Is the leading candidate against
him. John Mitchell, a former presi
f the, United Mlneworkers,' is
The convention opened with ad
dresses of welcome by Governor Buch
tel, and Mayor Speer of Denver. The
sessions will continue two weeks with
the real work to bejln tomorrow. This
will be a very Important convention
Insinuates Taft Lied.
Gomners refused to discuss Taft's
statement made during the campaign
that Taft laid the foundation for the
prosperous and effective labor unions
while he was on the bench. He de-
olared such a statement Is false on
the face of It. .Gompers said In an In
terview: - - ,: 4
" "We., lost-'the- fight" this eaffor
! justice to working peoplo, but we will
keep the fight up. The campaign has
solidified labor." ';, . J
1HS ASSSASSIX THEX
SHOOTS HIMSELF DEAD.
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Baby Smothered by Mother.
Klrke A. Bunt, the 3-year-old baby
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bunt of Lawr
ence, Wash., was accidentally smoth
ered to death by his mother Saturday
morning. Mrs. Bunt dropped off to
sleep while holding the child, and
when she awoke found the child dead
in her amis.
i Blanket Spec
$1.25 Sheet Blankets IQxh size this I
weefr, price 89c a pair
SIM Sheet Blankets this week price
$1.19 a pair. This blanket is full j
1M size in Green, Tan ana wmtei
in pretty pink or blue borders I
$1.85 Outing Blankets this week's
price $137 a pair. This blanket
we have in white only, 11x4 size
$2.50 Teasle-down Blanket this week j
$1.78 a pair. This blanket is full Ux f
h and 12x4 sizes, white, grey on
mottled, extra good weight. t
Also a full line of Eastern Oregon
wool Blankets, in all sizes and t
grades, ranging from $3.69 to
$11.95 a pair i
Deliberate Atienit at Assashlnatlon
TliU Morning I'o.Hlnuwter of New
York aty bot Mlthout Monienfs
WarningHas1 Chance of Recovery
Belkved to Be Outcome of Virile
Attack on Grafting Mall Clerks-
.' Daughter Witnessed Tragedy.
New York, Nov. . E. M. Morgan,
postmaster of this city, was shot down
and perhaps fatally wounded by Erie
H. Mackey, as he was leaving his
home near 146th street and Broadway
this' morning. The assassin then blew
out his own brains. Mackey was a
stenographer employed by the law
firm of Hill, Hunt & Botts.
Morgan was about to enter a sub
way station with his daughter when
Mackey approached . and anked, "I
this Morgan." Getting an answer in
the affirmative, Mackey pressed a re
volver to his abdomen on the left side
and ftred. The bullet went out on the
right side. As a great crowd was
iratherlna- Mackey suicided. The rea
son for the-attack is unknown.
A dagger and slungshot were found
In Mackey's possession. The police
think the attempt at murder was pre
meditated. No Information concern
ing Mackey obtainable at the law
Offices. Earlier in the nay man noi
rWanblln Mackey telephoned from
a bakery on Amsterdam avenue to the
Morgan home, asking to see the post
(Continued on page S
VANGUARD OF DELEGATES
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On the eve of the opening day of
the .Federated Women's club conven
tion In this city, everything stands In
readiness for the arrival on tonight's
trains of 40 delegates, the advance
guard of those who will come tomor
row morning and evening. . .
Figuratively speaking, the enter-
ready'for their comlhg several days.
Those who are to take a part in the
extensive program j lasting through
three days, have done their last re
hearsal and when , President Sarah
Evans drops her gaven tomorrow
morning, it wilt be responded to by
several numbers which have been pre
pared and will be rendered by local
, The Public Invited. '
La Grande invariably rallies to the
support of any good cause, and the
ELGIN SNOWED VNDEIL
Coe Glndliitnr 0crcone 0toncnts
, 35 to 0 Nitiii-Uuy,
Cove. Nov. 9. CSpeclal.) Elgin
Saturday by the Cove toomau learn in
a contest that ended, S5 to 0, In favor
of Cove. Cove's superb use. of the
forward pass and the Mlddleton spread
sent the pigskin down the field, at a
gallop as often as It came In the
hands of the Cove players. '
MONDAY SEES GREAT ,
STRIDES BY PROSPERITY.
NEW YORK WORLD DECRIES HIS
New York, Nov. 9 The World en
dorses Roosevelt for the senate to
succeed Piatt, whose term expires this
winter, The . World anhounces it
withdraws no word, of criticism It
made against the Roosevelt adminis
tration and policies.
That paper says about Roosevelt:
"We do not regard him as fit to be
president He lacks balance, 1 poise.
dignity and sense of proportion; he
lacks sense of responsibility; he lacks
ludiment. and nearly all elements ex
cept the energy and determination
which go to make an administrator
of the first rank." ', " i '
it further declares that Roosevelt
nrful fund of expert
WcfciW thairir (aJnvaluabWl vtr-s
nation, and should not be lost.
" "Roosevelt told us be ' Would keep
his hands off of the New York sena
torshlp flght.r said James W. Wads
worth, speaker o( the New York as
sembly, today after a' conference with
the president.. It is generally under
stood In administration circles, that
Secretary Root Is the receptive candi
Dearth of Laborers In Coke Region
Railroad Men Work Overtime in Re
pairing Rolling StockMany Gla
Factories to Reunie 0eratioa at
Ouco General Tone of Prosp)rlty
Everywhere Big Steel Plant Work
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4 Aptxwl for Men.
4 . Every coke worker Ini the 4
4 Oonnellsvllle region Is em- 4
4 ployed. An appeal has been 4
4 Issued for 1000 men at once. 4
4 . Employes of the P,ansylvan!a 4
4 railroad are on time and a half.
4 Work U ordered resumed on 4
4 the new model city of Allqulp. 4
4 The announcement that 10 4
4 glass plants, In Pennsylvania, 4
4 Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, 4
4 and Indiana, will be put In op 4
4 eratlon within two weeks. . 4
4 . The' foregoing are the prosper- 4
4 lty features today.
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Pittsburg. , Pa!, Nov. 9. The short-'
age of coke workers, caused by the
failure of foreigners, who returned to
their native land at the beginning of
the panic, to return to their old
places. " The railroad men are work
ing over time repairing rolling stock.
The woiV.un.thlv. new .model town,,
where a IIS.OQO.OOO steel plant will
be erected, was ordered by the Jone-
Laughlln Steel company, The glasa
Dlants to be opened are the property
of the National Glass company, now
In the hands of a receiver. All have
been Idle for months. . '
women who are entertaining the many
visitors again look to support In the
way of attendance. The clubs are es
pecially anxious to have a large, at
tendance of the La Grande public at
each session. Night and day sessions
are alike to be thrown open to any
one. "Come and bring a friend," Is
tne slogan rrom club headquarters.
So carefully has every detail been
arranged that when the vanguard of
the delegates arrive tonight, every one
of them will be assigned to a comfort
able home for the convention period.
That La Grande will once more dem
onstrate its capability as a convention
city. Is a positive assurance.- - Watch
It for the next three days, for. it is
already the mecca of Oregon's club
women. What la done here will be
Bryan Not a Canccllor. ,
Lincoln, Neb.; ; Nov. . -The rumor
that Bryan Is being considered for the
chancellorship of the University ' of
Nebraska to succeed Benjamin An
drews, Is not seriously credited in uni
versity circles. The university regents
say they are not considering Bryan's
name. The great Commoner says It
Is news to him, -
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"SAiisMcnoH or rouR worn mcic
MAJORITY OF 213 REPUBLICANS
PLEDGED FOR HIM
Chicago. Nov.. 9. Speaker Joseph
Cannon met several western congress
men today In a discussion of the tar
iff revision issue. He conferred with
National Chairman Hitchcock yester
day. The republlran national head
quarters here closed last night, mean
ing that the last official recount shows
that 21 1 republicans were elected to
the house of representatives for the
nxt senlon. tnH s TraJri'y of. tbm
are pledged to support Cannon for
Advocates of the Lakes-to-Gulf
waterway are planning to oppose Can-
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DENIES RIGHT OF SHORE LEAVE
MAY APPEAL TO UNCLE SAM
Manila, Nov. 9. Admiral Sperry re
fuses to allow any men to go ashore
to participate In the celebration plan
ned for the fleet's reception on ac
count of cholera.: The cltlnns of Ma
nila resent this attitude, saying It
keeps tourists away. They are think
ing of appealing to Washington for an
order allowing the men liberty to go
Soerry lakes the attitude. .that one
unnecessary loss of life among the men
will be too dear a price to pay for any
celebration: The business men who
hava contributed for the celebration
are leading In the movement to appeal
Pastime Film Shipment Fall to Ar
rive for This Evening.
No films. That is the condition of
things at the Pastime theater tonight,
and natrons of that playshop will have
to be content with a promise of some
thing good for tomorrew night. The
film shipment destined for the house
did not arrive this morning, and ac
cording to advices by numerous tele
grams from the film house, it will not
arrive In time for tonight's perform
ance. "Attend Ma's New Husband"
tonleht and come to the Pastime to
morrow night." says Manager Ecch-s.
Aecntied of Smuggling.
Blaine, Wash., Nov. - 9. Charged
with attempting to .smuggle 11600
worth of diamonds across the line
from Vancouver Into this country,
Harry Field, arrested at Vancouver,
is trvlnir to secure extradition papers
for his prisoner, who ts accusei-of Is
suing worthless checks to the amount
of the value of the diamonds.
' Gompcn Snubbed.
Washington. Nov. 9. President
five labor leaders to dine with him
on the evening of November 17, to dis
cuss desired labor legislation..' Gom
pers Is not Included. The Invited men
are: T. V. Powderly, John Mitchell.
Daniel Keefe, James Duncan and P.
: ; ; Birth Rfleord.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Coolidge,
In this city last evening, a son.
: 'Getting sore at the world Is a ready
way of laming yourself in the race. ,
He who has nothing to do always
does worse than nothing. :
I STOP THE -
' Eir1r fall coughs often pave the way for many later ones, by set
ting up a chronlo Inflammation of the air passages. ,
Cure the first cough promptly and rightly and vyou will thas be
taking precautions against liability to later annoyances and danger.
For any kind of a cough at any time, we know of nothing better than
! Newlin's White Pine Expectorant i
It Is a remedy that we can highly recommend, because It cures in
the right way, and Us value has been demonstrated by years of use.
. rrk 23 and 50 Cent.
NEWLIN DRUG COI T
LA GRANDE; ORE.