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1 . VOLUME VIII.
LVGIUNDE, TOIOX COCXTT, OREGOK., , SI OX DAY, NOVEMBER 10, HM8.
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jt'ARMEKfc TRADERS DANK
BUILDING TO BRING $23,000.
llamscy Is Legal Adlcr for Receiver
Yet Chance for Public lrotest Bid
of fulled States Xiillonul rixik
Order of Sale to lie Mude Soon IXe
ort Tliat G(K-8 a Wellington Id ttt
tviLraglu? to Reficr Kept Seerct.
- 4 "The report of the Farmers &
Traders' Bank, which has been
sent to Washington, Is encour-
aging. In fact, so much so, that It
exceeded my hopes." Walter
Neldner, receiver of the defunct
That the building In which the de.
, funct Farmers & Traders atlonal bank
is located, will bring $25,000, with. a
Temote possibility of more than that,
la now an assured fact,- as th! bid
' made "by the promoters of: the United
States atlonal bank, to be organized In
this city, has been authorized by the
comptroller of the currency. Receiver
Neldner was advised this morn.
Ing that the $25,000 bid was satisfac
tory to them, and unless a protest Is
iri" against the sale to be ordered by
Civvjt Judge Knowles In the near fu
ture, tha negotiations will culminate in
the transfer of title ot the building- to
th new banking concern , Hvvever,
he bid does not end the deale li
may be protested at any tiro before
the sale Is finally ordered and con
summated. The bid has been-considered
so favorable by Mr, Neldner and
the comptroller "as well, that It was
authorized at once. Legal steps will
Te taken to give others an opportunity
t bidding in on the structure, but if
Tione are presented that range Above
2 5,000, the United States National
people will land the new building.
Did Is Favorable One.
" Public estimation has valued the
" building at the figure which It is bid
vin, but any one versed In the results
of forced sales, knows that such a
procedure seldom brings what the
property In question Is worth. The
several official estimates placed on
the property by local ' business men
called into service by Neldner, have
Invarittbly been less than the sum as
sured. The deposltons are fortunate
in realizing this lucrative sum for the
. In the event that the present id Is
eventually accepted and the court or
1erSthe sale; tbe purchase price will
lie placed la the hands of the receiver
on January 2.
Itamsey ibd.Rttl Advi.vr.
Attorney William M. Ramsey, of the
tu rn of Ramsey & Oliver, has been se
lected as the legal advisor for the re
ceiver. His appointment followed ad
vice from the comptroller after a long
list of prominent attorneys of this city
liad been presented to the head office
for consideration. Mr. Neldner was
advised that Mr. Ranjsey was the log
ical man for the place in view of the
,fact that he was originally called in
toy Claude., Catch to give his opinion
on several legal matters. Mr. Ram
sey's appointment has reached him.'
Door Open Today.
Only in a few instances have certifi
cates from theVoceiiier been issued.
The bank doors are open today and
there has been a constant stream of
depositors at the window who are anx
ious to loam material facts and to at
tend to presentation of claims proper
ly vouched for. There Is consl Jerable
"red tape" In this connection. .When
the proper time comes, all depositors
will be presented with a certificate
from the receiver, giving In turn, a
prof of claim whkh wlll go to the
' i'hurnl W'Kfc SiwmiliK.
The report oa which Receiver Neld
Ber has been working for many days,
has been forwarded to the comptrol
ler. Though closely guarded from the
public eye, the rerelver did affirm
that It is encouraging beyond his san
The assets are kept secret, but as
announced before, are hlg4itr thun
first thA-'ght possible. What the lia
bilities are will not be known until
tin- time limit for filing claims has ex-
' the receiver has been able to ascer
tain quite closely the exact llnbllltles.
but fom time to tlmu new. certificate,
and unheard of loans are liable to bob
up. Tills may, and probably will con
tinue until the time for filing claims
has expired. .. . '
Rumor NH .Substantiated.
While Mr. Neldner hopes that the
rumors regarding the action of weal
thy relatives In coming to the sW of
depositors by making good Scrfber's
defalcations, he knows nothing beyond
street rumors.': With assets that are
encouraging, and a possibility" of these
relatives making good the deflc. de
positors have reason to feel elated at
eventual payments. , ,
. DEATH AT SB
THRILLING EXPERIENCE OF
SAN FRANCISCO DALLOOXISTS.
Transcontinental Balloon Race' Slarts
Off Mlth Mishap Pilot and Awlst-
ant of One Rulloon Narrowly Escape
Death at Sea Balloon Drops With
Terrific Suecd When Land Is
Reached Within 20 Feet of the Sea
at Ono Time. ( -
'. Los Angeles, Nov. 16. After being
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driven to sea four times and losing all
his ballast except two Backs of sand,
the balloon "American," the first
startern the transcontinental race,
landed a mile east of Hermosia beach
at 8:30 this morning. Captain A. E.
Mueller, the pilot, and J. E. Hutchin
son, his, assistant,, narrowly escaped
death in the ocean. They were up It
hours. ' i . . ' -
J. K. Hutchinson, the assistant pilot,
says they were threatened with elec
trocution' when the drag rope became
entangled with the power wire car
rying a heavy current. 'At one time
they were 20 feet above water. Af
ter he pulled the rope from the elec
tric pole they, went to sea again, and
returned to land at a height of 2700
feet. Abandoning all hope of making
the trip further east, they pulled the
trap cord and dropped to within 50
Settle Boundary Dispute.
Washington, Nov. 16. -Valuable
timber lands along th Columbia river
were declared today to be a part of
Oregcn by the United States supreme
court, ending the boundary line dis
pute existing between Washington anC
Oregon for several years. In 1905 a
suit was brought by Washington to
restrain Oregon from disturbing the
people of Pacific county, Washington.
In possession of their land.
For B0U1 City and School Districts
Increase 0er Last Year. .-
County Clerk Ed Wright has fur
..nlshed City Recorder Cox with s
transcript of the assessment ' roll,
which shows the taxable property of
the city of La Grande for the 1908 as
sessment to be $1,362,402, an in
crease over the previous year of about
$100,000. The valuation in the school
district is $1,574,241.
Attorney Robert H. Lloyd JT Elgin,
is here on legal business, expectmg to
return In the rooming.
Hie Efore'tIA Ijih. .
Lewlston, Idaho, Nor. 16.- The
'eecuMtf'-itctary fcw'TII- Vlo'rln" "v
forces In fieeklng sociM beUer-
inent of the city was Scored to-
day when Judgo Steele ordered
the slot machines In saloons and
cigar stores confl'KCted. Word
had preceded the sheriff, who 4
found very few. -
CHIEF BIGGEY ANI HAAS' '
BODYGUARD UNDER EIRE.
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Indications Point to Another ficandul
In. San Fraiwlseo Ietcetlv Buriu
Finds Suspicious Acts om Every
Turn Specific Charges to lie Frc
fcrred AgahiHt Bodyguartb I'olht
Act a ThotiKh Tliey Were Mhleltlhu;
Sun Francisco,. Nov.; 1$. Detective
Burns is preparing to stir up a hor
nets' nest by filing charges againsf
Guards Kelley and Attrldge, who fail
ed to closely watch, assassin Haas and
prevent his suicide Saturday nJght, anc'.
to learn why Burns was not permitted
to see Haas. Burns Intimated the out
come will' be charges against Chief ol
Police Biggey, who will be asked why
he gave statements declaring the at
tempt to assassinate Heneir was not
the result of ft conspiracy.
Burns thinks Mrs. Haas jtased the
revolver w ith which Haas" killed him
self. Blggey insists Haas eafrlod thf
gun when he .entered th- JhII. and
says Captain Duke falied to closely
search the assassin. Duke says this
is not true. .
"From what I can - team," said
Burns, "I am certain Mis. Haat
passed the weapon to her husband. In
view of the fact that he killed himself
under guar)l of the men who were de
tailed to watch him every raomcntHfcf--ter
I had been denied admittance b
the same men and later securing from
Haas a confession directly "contradic
tory to their reports, the case assumef
a bad phase, which demands a sweep
ing investigation. We obtained Haas'
confession after the police - reported
him crazy. That would end the cas
Is the wishes of the police department
were acrrled out." , ' ,
, TAKE MOUNTAIN TRIP. ,
La Grande Girls With Automobile
Paity Crowing Blue Mountains.
' F. D. McCuUey, accompanied by hi'
son, Wilbur, and two younger sons, ar
rived In La Grande last evening in
the' monster automobile that hereto
fore has done duty as a stage beteer
Wallowa and Joseph. The big aut
was- today taken over tne Blue moun
tains to Heppner. via Pendleton. Mr
McCulley will , attend a woolgrowc'rp
convention at' Hepprfer tonight. Ir.
La Grande Mlsnes Rose Chumberlalr
and Martha Cahoon Joined the part:
-nd set out early today for their des
tination. It Is' to be supposed thi
mountain trip was a cold one, thougl
The huge machine had troubles
while en route to La Grande last eve
nlng, and L. C. Smith, of the Smitl
irarage, was called out to to It 1)
from a point three miles north of Im
bier. The neeessary repairs were
made early this morning.
GRANDE RONDE POTATOESy
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jenkins went to
La Grande last week and returned
Friday. Mr. JInktns feports a very en
joyable trip and Informs us that he
purchased another car of potatoes.
The potatoes he bought were raised
without irrigation and Sam claims
they are the finest ever. Pilot Rock
Enterprtso Jury Returns Verdict
Acquittal in Riot Cate,
Enterprise. Nov. Is (rpecial.)
George Tuckef was late today acquit
ted of a, charge of rioting by the Jur;.
WiTTttl' Msiri ti.K -td.rf. -afiV -ff-.T..v;
dc'.iljerstlon. The cra has been be
fore the circuit court and with th-
jury so long as to merit gAeral Inter
est. Tucker was accused of creating a
riot several months ago, and the pro
ceedings of the trial has caused con
siderable animosity' etween the two
"OLD 111" OF
It .a, . , . . . . t . J. i.
IMED SAME DAY THAT
EMpEROlt PASSED AWAY.
Generally .BcIWned Both Were Ilm-t-ly
or ludlrcctly Habteited to Tholr
Death Vvur RevolutUiii In Orient
AnHTlrau Ilit-t to Stay Clone at
Hand Ioei I'lot of Scheming Chi-iK-he
Umtn mil Believed s Aged
Toklo, Nov. 16. It was learned
here frim a high official source at Pe
kln that the dowager empress of China
died Tuesday morning and that the
death of the emperor occurred later
tiie same day. Suspicion Is growing
tht both rulers were ' murdered,
olther directly' or by slo wpolsonlng.
An Imperial, edict was Issued today
proclaiming Prince Chun, a brother
of the dead emperor, as regent.. The
latter' son- is emperor.
Real Heir Was Tricked. ,
San Francisco, Nov. 16. Prtnce
Tsahl Fu, a nephew of the late em
peror of China, is next in the seniori
ty for the elevation to the Imperial
throne and lost the opportunity to rule
the nation by accepting a post of en
voy to America In the eommlslon of
thanka for the remission of the boxer
Indemnity by the '. United States.
Whether he was the victim of cir
cumstances or of te ' plot of hlgl)
enemies who anticipated the emperor's
death, has not been established.'
San Francisco Chinamen think the
prince the victim of a court clique and
that, he was deliberately shelved to
uermlt the ascension of Pu Yi, the
present S-year-old emperor. Calcula
tions were overthrown by the death
of the dowager empress. '. -,
Yl haa ascended the throne, but the
strong hand of the, father of Prince
Chun, as regent, took control of na
tional affairs. An awakening of China
Is predicted. It is also reported that
the ministers who surrounded the em
press have been dismissed.
Envoy Tsal. with Ambassador Tang
Yl. will Boon arrive here . on the
steamship Magnolia and await in
Uructlons before proceeding to Wash
ington. ' '.''
1 ; licet Held lu Orlen.
Manila, Nov. 16. It Is generally be
tleved here that In the event, of a rev.
olutlon In Chlr.a as the result of the
leaths of the emperor and empress, J
'.he American fleet 'alii be ordered toj
.niua. IO pruivil mruiau unci ma,
The fleet will probably not leave'orlen
'al waters until China is quieted.
IYIRAKER SEEKS TOGA.
Is Exonerating Himself of Charge pf
Ik-Ins Oil Employe.'
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 16. The final
statement of United States Senator J.
ii. Foraker preliminary to his fight
for 'the senatorial toga will be for
warded today to members of the leg
islature who are to vote for or against
him. The statement consists of a letj
ter from Virgil P. Cline of Cleveland,
purporting to bIiow the exact nature of
Foraker's employment' by the Stan
dard Oil company. ' It declares the
statement should "satisfy any fair
Brutal Assault Near Mcdford.
Mrtdford. Nov. 16. Cleo Htut, a
:s'lrl of 14 of this city, was kidnaped
Trldav nleht and returned home at 3
Shis morning In a precarious condl-.'
tlu'n, after lvlng brutally mlstreatf-.l. .
She Uft her home with ' her p jnd-
mother on a visit to nelgV'i-ir She;
was seized and thrown lto a carriage, j
She remembers B-V.hinjr until she ;
awoke In her home. Her assailants
Nom'i'ate on Tlmr-ilay. , J
Denver, Nov. 16. The labor eonven-
t!on developed today Into Jurisdictional :
dlspuUs between the various unions. '
Officers will probably be nominated J
Thursday. Gompera'. re-election Is as-,
PoH'"H (allllll'll JlllllltH.
Romt Nov. 16. iiiilllant cerenion
li'rt niark'.'d the celebration t-day of
the fiftieth anniversary of the or.ll-
i Rations were present representing the
king of Spain, the emperor of Ger
many and the emperor of Auslrla. lu
addition to an autograph letter of con
gratulation the kalsor sent lLs Holi
ness a gold and diamond seal bearing
the pontifical arms. The Spanish del
egate Is Duque do la Contjulnta. Pon
tifical high mass was celebrated by the
pope at SL Peter's, and it was attend
ed by a large number of church digni
taries from all parts of the world, as
well as by the delegations from all na
tions having diplomatic relations with
the Vatican. Tho ceremonies will 'ex
tend through the week, and will be of
an elaborate nurure. .
ARRESTED HERE BUT RE
LEASED OX IDEXTU'lCATION
Oakland Woman Wqlklng From Hunt
lngtou to Siokane Refuses Money
With Wltleli to Travel Lost Her
Way at llilsrai-d and Wandered
' About the Mountains Will Work
lu La Graudo and if PoHslble Ride
Train From Here to Destination.
A sttv't "built 'wenap giving -her
name -aa ' Aitoa'hdy " Johnson, wos
brought Into the city yesterday morn
ing by Sheriff Childcrs oa the sup
position that she was mentally wrong,
bu( such Is not warranted by her J
atory or actions. She left Oaklund,
1 n h.ApaIn far as
Huntington, bound: for Spokane, j fee,ln of T"et , . . , !
nununjiun, uuu y District Attorney Langdon had a
where she haa relatives and where he,long confgerence with Heney today.
formerly lived. From Huntington she Waht Chance o$( Venue. .
walked Into La Grande and proceeded Alleging that the llfe of Abe Ruef
on west. Upon, reaching Hllgard she . is unsafe In San Francisco and that
took the wrong railroad track and In a "fierce, burning prejudice and blaa
due time found herself at the end of exists which makes It Impossible to
the logging camps of the . Grande secure a fair trial In this city," the de-
Ronde Lumber company. She was- fendant' attorneys asked for a change
given shelter for the night and the-of venue when the trial was resumed
next morning one of the men assisted this morning, ; under heavy guacd.
her with her two grips to the top of They then asked for the discharge of
the hill Bnd directed her on the road the Jury whlcli took four months to-
to La Grande. In some manner she secure. The prosecutors asked time
missed the main road and remained , to file affidavits In 'opposition. Court
out all Baturday nlgnt. Bherltt cntl- then adjourned until tomorrow m'
ders was notified and met her. She
was offered a ticket a portion ot the
way, but refused, stating that she was
not an object of charity, and this af-
tornoon secured a position and expects
to soon realise sufficient money to buy
her ticket to Spokane.
The L. D. S. quartet, which has been
holding a series of concerts In Wal
lowa county, returned this evening.
T--i.it .a mm Rnmrnil. ' who!".'
accompanied them, expect to remain
Early fall coughs"often pave the way for many later ones, by set
ting up a chronic inflammation of the air passage. -
Cure the first cough promptly and'rlghtly and you will thus be
.taking precautions against ilability to later annoyances and 'danger.
For any kind of a cough at any time, we know of nothing .better than
Newiin's White Pine Expectorant
It is a remedy that we can highly recommend, because It cures In
the right way. and Its value has been demonstrated by years of use.
Prlc 25 and 50 Cents.
NEWLIN DRUG CO.
.riiUI.I II1L liLUl
FEELING OF RELIEF AND
rilOSECUTOIt IS IMPROAVING.
OiMTatlon Tills MoruhiR Iutw Bul
let In HeueyV Nwk Near the Sur
fa Oiratlon Sutful ThO
Churches of Oukland Condole. Wlfo
or Slrk keni I'rowx ulur I.a:iedot
Has Lons Conference With lleney .
Much B'tter at Notn.
San Francisco, Nov. 16. The
bullet In Francis J. Ileneya.V
neck wus removed this morn-
Ing. The operation was entirely v
successful.- His condttton at 11
4 o'clock was greatly Improved.
. Minister Extend CtnidoIeiK-o.
if Oakland, Nov. 16. A committee of
ministers of the Oakland Church Fed
eration today sent Mrs. Heney a Copy
the resolutions of condolence adopt-.
ed at yesterday's mass meeting of
Oaklandchurcheb. The Introduction
reads: '" ' f
Gracious God, bless, Bad restore
speedily to full health your husband,
and thus bless our state. Is the prayer
of the Church federation which met
In the crowded First Methodlsthurch
of Oakland. We extend to you the
fullest sympathy tn your acute suf
Min .""-'"'' " '
' . Bullet Iiodged Near Surface.
San Francisco, Nov. !. Dr. Wal
lace Terry, chief ot the , emergency
service, did the Operating. ; The bullet
was near the surface. Mrs. Heney haa
not left the hospital since her hus-
band was takenthere.
of the bullet has caused a
The defense's affidavits ; say soma
of the-Jurors heard the shot, .making :
it impossible to give Ruef a fair trial,
- There was a hush when Ruef and
his attorneys entered, the court room.
Ruef looked straight ahead. Tha
court room la railed off from the spec
tators by a stout fence.
Ruef was returned to Jail with nine
detectives guarding him. '
George Stoddard, who has been
Wallowa county fon several days, re
turned on the afternoon train.