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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1908
I SECOND DAY II
I I.LUU III I IIIU
TWOMORE WOMEN OP KA.
TIOXAL FAME ARE HERE.
gerund Day ot Riff Convention Brings
Out as Many People and Even More
Than Opoulng Pay Entire Ray Is
Filled Wltii Interesting Features
Tonight's Program One of Eapocla
Interest to the Public -To Be Held
,', at Baptist Church.
Adhering even more closely to the
program than yesterday, and with
added Interest Incited by the presence
of Mrs. Abigail Scott Dunlway, that
grano" old lady; of Oregon, and Rev,
Jeanctte O. Ferris of national repute,
the second day of th) eighth annual
convention of the O. F, W, C. pro
greased with Interest and Instruction
to all.' ' -V1 ; '. : : ;
The morning session consisted large
ly of hearing the reports of the offi
cers and various clubs of the state. .
A greeting was wired Mrs. Cj. B,
Wade of Los Angeles, who had the
honor of being' the first president of
the State Federation.
Mrs. Millie Trumbull gave an inter
esting report on the legislation that
has been passed and that which Is con-
templated. -' '. ;.':':'.
The general work of the federation
Is quite interesting, not only to 4he
members, but to the many., visitors who
are attending the session. -V : ,
,. Hie Reception. ,
The reception tendered the delegates
last efenlng will long be remembered
as one of the social events of the year.
The rooms were beautifully decorated
for the occasion. Heacock's orchestra
received . many accomplishments, es
pecially by the visitors. : aherbets and
punch was served, and hundreds came
and met the .distinguished ladles who
are here , from all over the state. It
was after 11 o'clock before many
thought of saying good night.
More Relegate Arriving. .
, Among those who registered since
yesterday afternoon were Mrs. A. . S.
Dunlway of Portland. Mrs. F. M. Fox
Of Troutdaie, Mrs. Millie Trumbull of
Portland, Miss May Montgomery of
Portland, and Rev. Jeanctte O. Ferris
. The remarks of Mrs.- J. D. Hayes
on the value of the national federa
tion as related to the state federation,
was most Interesting likewise her re
port as a delegate while in attendance
at the national federation, which was
held In Boston In June. "
. . "That the press Is the best friend
the club has".-was the consensus of
opinion among the delegates after the
topic, "The Press In Relation to the
Club's Work," had been discussed, fol
lowing a brief speech by Mrs. Ivanhoe.
She was followed by Mrs. Dunlway, a
peer among Oregon newspaper women
Mrs. Trumbull, and other visiting la-
Miss Ada West's vocal solo was. eas
ily the most popular musical feature
of tfce day,
The conference of president brought
out the thought that aid from the
rank and file Is extremely essential in
the welfare of any club.
Deep Interest centers In the pro
gram to be carried out at the Bap
tist church tonight The program as
, Prepared, follows:
First Baptist Church Topic: Public
Piano solo, "Arabesques, Op. tl
Chaminade, Mrs. W. W. Berry
Vocal duet, "Barcarolle" (Chamin-
de)'. Miss Jean McDonald and Mr.
Vocal solo. "Tonight" (Napoleon
Zardo), Mrs. A. L. Richardson.
S-"Thc Mission of the .Vlsitin
Nurse.'i Mrs. Millie R. Trumbull. j
S:10 "Public Sanitation." Dr. c J
Smith member ' State Board of
t:40 "What Is Being Accomplished
la tha Fight Against Tuberculosis,"
wlth atereopticon views). Dr. Edward,
Allen Pierce, member Bute Board of
Health and manager Open Air nlU-
The revised program for the
Just ended, follows;
..-v.',.,. v...V.fc-.,V"PVA3.-'.):. -?.,
9:10 Call to' order, ' ' " 'T
. Reading of minutes.
' Unfinished business.
i Report, ot. club. (5 mlcutes
1 2 Adjournment.
1:10 Conference of presidents.
Topics (10 minutes each).
"Duty of Delegates,"
"Club Amenities. . . W
"Business Obligations,'' . t
"The Press In Relation to Club
Work, led by Mrs. Ivanhoe.
Questions and discussions,
thou canst not then be false to any
J: SO Music---Vocal solo, "O Luce
(Continued on page 8.)
ALMEDA SCANDAL TO BE AIRED
BY CONGRESS OF BISHOPS
Alameda, Cal., Nov. 11. The fail
ure of every clew to lead to the where
abouts ot Edna Clark, the missing art
student, has today caused the mother
to abandon all hope of seeing her
alive',: Th e official probing of they al
leged scandal In the church of. at.
Mary the Virgin will begin late today,'
when a bishops' court will Investigate
the charges that Rev. Payson Young
hugged and kissed Edna in the seclu-
slon of his study, and that the rec
tor similarly consoled other women of
his congregation. The rector will
probably appear In his own behalf.
TD THE ENEMY
NOTED JAPANESE POINTS OUT
WEAKNESS OF COAST DEFENSE
Baltimore. Aid.. Nov. 11. "Japan
was left poor by the war, but you are
practically unprotected here," said Dr.
Masuji Nyikama, a Japanese Lawyer,
who represented Japan in the . San
BVanoinr.rt school controversy, in a;
Hft said: "Japan
could take San Francisco, pour into
California, where there is plenty of
fruit to feed the soldiers. The strug-
i miirht last for years, but it wouia
be In San Francisco that Japan would
mobilize an army that might sweep
He disclosed a plan In Japan to In
vite 100 representative American
newspaper men to visit Japan and
LOCAL OPTION PANACEA.
Send Whiskey to Washington In the
Form of Stick Candy.
North Yakima, Nov. U.-Whisky
made it. appearance here today In the-
rrm of tablets, or stick candy. When
chewed or dissolved in water it ha.
1! .rfect as the real liquor. It
will be offered by a representative of
. j,i,A. ma a nan&cea for:
a Kentucay ou"v - ' i
the local option law.
Rl Fire at Rainier. ' 18
Rainier, Ore., Nov.
j j $25,O0Q
MnlAta With severe --,
. . . ,ht morn-
a jfm occurrea n-ii -
when the business block owned by
w,. Ftin Bryan 1 wm
stven place, of buslnes. were ruined. ,
Rrvant wu rairuju
man slid down a telegrapn poie
One man v..
from ls lodging nous, - .
clothe, over .
enced narrow escape.
w 1. .rm HftDT Myen - i' -
- nplK BID
BOXA FIDE BID THAT
PLEASES RECEIVER, IS IX.
Farmers & Traders National Bank WU1
Bring More Than Had Been Hoped
for Receiver Will Have Ills Report
Ready nils Week, Though Slight
Delay Occasioned by Rise of New
AsHets Wants to Be Left Alone for
a Few Days Longer.
Another Item of encouragement f
the depositors of the defunct Far
mers & Traders National bank is that
the bank building Itself will bring
more than the ; most . sanguine .'had
hoped for, This cheering statmnt
for every dollar added to the assets
means that much more paying power
of the Institution in the final reck
oning -comes from Receiver Walter
Neldner. ?'.-. "'.- : , .'- ;v
This new light on the matter Is re
sponsible for a delay In sending in the
preliminary report, which ' was an
nounced would be made early this
week. : New matters have come up in
the assets column that, while not of
ficially announced. Is believed to be
an- additional Increase. In the event
that It is, the first report from Neld
ner to the comptroller will be based
on greater assets than even recently
were supposed existed.
. -The 'Bank Property. ;
There is one thing cectalnV a,nd that
IS that the building will bring a good
figure. Mr. Neldner said today he has J
received a bona fide offer that is very
pleasing to him. Naturally enough, he
could not name the figures bid In on
the building, nor could he make pub
lic the bidders, but he did say that -It
was a very good offer. While the bank
building Is commonly valued at $25,-
000, it Is a well known fact that under
a forced sate it would go at a smaller
figure than that. . With the bid already
In, the sale will not really be a forced
one, and when the proper time comes
the amount offered and the men mak
ing the offer will be announced.
... Doors St'll! Looked. '
.. Mr, Neldner requests that the public
work In unison and let the report work
progress as .rapidly as possible. He
hopes to have the report ready this
week, and will If the public leaves him
lo miiiseu nuu uew tuweia vr oilier
features do not make their appearance
in the interim.
' Amundaen Active Again,
Chrlstlanla, . Nov. 11. Captain
Amundsen , ls preparing for another
lecture tour to obtain funds for start
ing on a voyage to the north pole. He
expects to leave for San ' FranciBco
Kidnaper Is Caught.
Seattle, Nov. 11. Leo Besemer. ac
cused of kidnaping Edward English,
a wealthy logger in Whatcom county,
was captured at his camp In a forest
this morning, according to a report re
ceived by the local police. ,
MURDERED SENATOR BURIED.
Feared Deed Will Have Broader Ef
fort Than at First Anticipated.
. Columbia, Tenn., Nov. 11. The
funeral services over former Senator
Carmack were held this morning in
this city. Acting under a proclamation
of the mayor, every business house in
the city was closed from 11 to 1.
Thousands from all part, of the state
followed the body to the cemetery. It
'! feared the shooting of Carmack by
Robin Cooper will have a far-reaching
New Charge Against Roowevelt.
Philadelphia, Nov. 11. "Roosevelt
lne moot uangcrous enemy 1.0 nie
cause vl lUKnmiiuiiai vmo, w n
toaad In .ths csantrj'. declared Pro-
feasor William Isaac Hull of 8warth-
more college, befor. the Friend, of
Peace association. He asserted that
Hobson and Admiral Evana. advocate.
nrhtlnr strength, were thwartlna the
" . .... ,A
1 affnrtA tn nn tnoisrn
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O.VE XEAR DENVER AXD . '
' ANOTHER AT NEW ORLEANS.
Seven and IVrliap More, Killed In
Union Pacific Wreck Throe Bodies
Dug Out Early More Believed
Durled Wreck Xear New Orleans
" Coitt Nine Lives and Many Injured
Reseue Crowa Have Been Sent to
Pick Up Wreckage. .:,"
Six Reported Killed.
. Denver, Nov. 11. Reports re-
eelved from Borle, near Chey-
4 enne, today, say that six persons 4
4' were killed and three injured in ' 4
4 a freight wreck. . ' , 4
4 4.4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Denver, Nov. 11. The wreck was
caused by an extra freight train crash
ing into the caboose of another train.
Engineer Schme, Conductor Murphy
and ' Fireman Chrlstensen are among
the dead, ft la thought tour more are
In the wreckage.
' The collision occurred on the Union
Pacific, 11 miles west of here. Rescue
crews have been sent to? the scene from
Nino Killed Near New Orkns.
New. Orleans, La., Nov. 11. Nine
persons are. known to be dead and a
number Injured In a rear-end: collision
on the New Orleans and Northwestern
road at Little Woods, 12 miles west
of here today. A New Orleans and a
Great Northern train collided with the
northwestern passenger train of five
coaches. : '
EFFORT MADE TO ENJOIN PAY
MENT OF MORRISON BILLS
An application for a temporary re
straining order has been filed with the
county clerk by Attorney Olivet to re
strain the county court from ordering
the county clerk from Issuing and the
county treasurer from paying war
rants drawn on the county funds for
the expenses connected with the John
Morrison escheat case. The appllca-
tlon has not as yet been signed by
Judge Knowle.. .
Three divorce cases have been filed j
as fQllows: Fern W. Barnard vs. Rob-
ert Barnard; Mamie Hewett vs.
William Hewett, and Edna L. McCul
lach v.. John McCullach. ,
Desertion was alleged in each In
stance.' '.' .. 1 - '.".'.
George A. Rice has commenced ao- J
tlon against J. E. Carroll to acquire
title to a tract of land in North Pow
der. ROOSEVELT WELL INFORMED.
African Explorer Can Tell Him Noth
ing About Dark Country.
Philadelphia, Nov. 11. President i
Roosevelt Is the best Informed man in
America on Africa, according to Harry j Fred von Behren to Louisa Harrl
Johnston. the famous scientist, ex-1 son. EH SEH. NW4 SEH. 6W!4
plorer and author. He talked with
the president recently, but could tell
him only the minor thing about Afri
ca. The president knew the rest and
laughed at Johnston at some things.
Cbamherlaln Can't Go.
Salem, Nov. 11. Governor Cham
berlain announced today he I. unable
to attend the second conference of gov
ernor, to be held at Washington De
cember S to It. Ha has too much
work on hand and will appoint a rep
resentative to go In bl stead.
ENORMOUS UN IN (is.
St. Paul Itiiud IIn ;ro Euroln" for
One Mouth of $6,000,000.
Chicago, "Nov, 11. The attention ot
the railroad world la called today to
a statement of the earnings ot the St.
Paul road . during September. The
gross earnings were $6,105,873, an In
crease ot a half million over Septem
ber of last year. . '
.,' : Trouble With "Affinity."
New York, Nov. 11. Ferdinand Pin
ney Earle. the artist, whose claim to
fume' Is the discovery of hla "affinity,"
is nursing a black eye as the result
of being struck with a chair by his
wife. Earle denied any trouble, al
though employes of the ' artist . wit
nessed it. A few days ngo Earle beat
his "affinity" and was Jailed.
CIVIL WAR BREWS WITHIN BORD
ERS OF BOILING SERVIA
Vienna, Nov. 11.---Reports from
Belgrade today say that Servta ls on
the verge ot civil war as result of
the Insistent demands that King Peter
abdicate in favor ot Prince George. '
This will be In the nature of a step
toward punishment of the present re
gime for what the people consider serl
out 'errors . In"; the present . crIMs.
Servta ' army is divided In sentiment
between the two factions. Servta Is
trying to act as a peacemaker, but ad
vocating abdication of the king, offer
ing htm an Income for the loss of his
throne. '".'' "'' '.
Real ENtate Transfers. ,-
United States to J.' F. Logue, Ett
EV4 of section 85, township 4 north,
range 39 E. $400. :
United States to J. F. Ward, lot 2.
fiWU NEVi '.and Wfc SEfc of sec
tion 2, township 2 south, range 86 E.
United States to O. M, Came., SEVi
of section 35, township t south, range
88 east. ' : .
C. G. Greene to Gertrude J. Ben
nett, NW NW14 of section I?, E
SE14 and SWV BE and NE of
section 18, township 3 south, range 36
ley, lot. 8, 9 and 10 of block 22, of
town of Imbler.. $400. -
J. E. Bass to Jane R. Hartley, lota
1, 2, 8, 4. 5 of block 7. of town of
Imbler. $450. ,
Alex Ferguson to Union county, part
ot SWK NEK and part of NVi 8E
of section 4, township X south, range
87 E. $300. '
A. J. Storey: to F. C. Hamilton, BE
, and E SW of section 11, town-
1 south, range 88 E. $1.
Annie Johns to J. R. Stevenson, tract
In 8E14 SW, section 15, township 1,
north, range 39 E. $100.;
L. J. Ferguson to La Grande Inv.
Co., lot 13, in division A ot New Ha
ven add. to La Grande. $500.
W. B. Graham to Jas. McCoy, EH
NE of section 28, and WH NW14
of section 27, township south, range
38 E. $1.
Wm. Conner to Jas. McCoy, NE4
SWK of section 34, township 2 south,
range 88 E. $1.
G. M. Cornea to E. A.. Carne., WH
8W'( of soctlon 80, township 6 south,
range 39 E. $166.
O. R. & N. Co. to O. M. Carnes, WH
8W i , section 30, township 6 .outh,
range 89 E. $396.
NEH of section ,
range 88 E. $600.
nett, lot. 3 and 4
township 6, south
to Harrison Ben
of town of North
Mary F. Crawford to C L. England,
lot. 1, 2 and 8 of block 38, ot River
side add. to La Grande. - $800.
M. W. Whttlark to Mary J. John
son, SEH of section 18, township 2
outh, range 88 E. $1800.
. Mary J. Johnson to W. T. Grlder.
same aa last above. $1975.
Lottie L, Zweifel, to Crossett Tim-
SPURN CALL TO
III lilliil I
BIG IBOR LEADERS WILL
NOT DINE WITH PRESIDENT.
By Refusing to Accept Pro.ldetit'8 lo
vltatlon to Labor Dinner, Big Lead
era Hope to Avert Radical Reaolu
tlona Against Present AdnilnlMtra
tlon From Ibor Party No ScwhIiwi
of Convetitlon Today GoniiMWa U
Congratulated on Snub. -.
Denver, Nov. 11. John Mitchell,
Daniel Keefe and James Duncan, three
big labor leaders, are reported to have
practically decided to break ail prece
dent and decline to accept the invi
tation of President Roosevelt to dine
at the executive mansion In Washing-.
ton. It ls understood they have prom
ised the radical delegates to the con
vention here they will not go In re
turn tor. a promise that no antl-ad-mlntstratlon
or antl-Roosevelt resolu
tion be Introduced In the convention.
Although there la no session of the
convention today, ; delegates every
where are discussing the incident. It
Is known that Gomper. had the great
est difficulty In restraining the radi
cal delegates, from taking radical ac
tion. Com pars has received telegrams
from various part, of the country con
gratulating him on not being invited.
"My position In ,th labor wc.rd doe
not ' depend on .tuvttatlon or a call
from the White House," said Gomper.
today; r : ',. ".:''v v..: 7
ber Co., W SEt4, section 24, town
ship 1 north, range 40 E. $1.
W, J. Sating to S. P. Egbert, NW
section 30, township 2 south, range 39
E. $7S7. , . '..... :
Wm, Mcllroy to Ed Hoffman, lota
1 to 6, Inclusive, block 31, North El
gin. ' $1. ':';'.'
CAPTURED AFTER FLIGHT THAT
RIVALS HARRY TRACY'S
Seattle, Nov. 11. After eluding de
termined, armod posse, for 16 day,
during which time he was the spec
tacular figure In several bold flight,
for liberty, Leo Bezemer, who on Oc
tober 26 chained E. P. English, a
wealthy logger, to a tree and de
manded $5000 for hi. release, was cap
tured by Deputy Sheriff. J. W. Wheel
er, Joe Hill and .Steve Meek at 2
o'clock this morning at the home ot
David Fay, a . farmer, on the south
shore of Bitter Lake. He 1. now In
Jail at Seattle. . ' "
J. B. Johnson, a farmer, recognized
Bezemer on the road from a descrip
tion, and notified the authorities.
Bezemer was sleeping soundly in the
Fay horn, when the deputies entered.
When aroused Bezemer wanted to
know if he was wanted for murder. '
In the fight with the posse near
Marysvllle two week.' ago, . he shot
Deputy Sheriff Dunham. Bezemer
supposed he had killed him and waa
greatly relieved ' when Informed this
morning that Dunham was not seri
Bezemer refused to discuss the kid
naping. He said he worked at several
logging camp, between Marysvllle and
MukiUee, and laughed when tuld the
posse waa threshing the wood, for
him. HI. flight from Mount 'Vernon
to Bitter Lake gives him the reputa
tion ot traveling more ground with
more men at hi. heel, than any tugU
tlve In thl. part ot the country since
the spectacular dash of Harry Tracey,
who left a trail of blood behind him.