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N. K. IVfSr, Pres. T. . SCROGGIH, Cvsh.
IVm. MUf?, Vice Pres. H. E. COOUDGE, Asst. Cash.
I UNFED STATES NATIONAL BANK
t Capital Stock $100,000.
We are now ready for business and will be pleased
to meet patrons and prospective patrons. Our capital
is ample to meet all legitimate requirements and our
equipment is complete and sufficient to provide absolute
security. We are in position to properly handle all
conservative banking business. An account placed,
with us will be appreciated and will recieve careful
.acid .prcrr.pt &ttetiGtu.. ....
.in sxa'.rinai,;oi ct ina list ci our o;:icers ar.a i i:rilfi!!- ! hi assistants. n..-r.-
directors will demonstrate the reliability of this institu- i ii.kiim u.. state paper examination,
tibn. You are alv.'ays welcome at the i lTlie r,'Ht ar' applicant r.ir county i-h-
J I ioih. The quizzes will continue over
h period (if three days. Following Is
Tii tell on paper what their hiains
contain about On' best methods of
lent hlng children, more IhHn u score
J I of I'nlon county school teachers arc
i In I .a (iianilf today to take thf cx.iin-
You are always welcome at the
United States National Bank
H. E. Coolidge
T. J. Scroggin
i N. K. West
q T. Bacon
J. L. Cavines
A. T. Hill
Daily Observer, 65c per Month
Grande Ronde lumber Co.
(In- list of applicants:
For County I'iimtm.
Fred Fox. iii Grande; Thomas At tt
bery, Elgin; Luther Illndman, Kluin :
Gertrude Stoker, I'nfoti; Bcrthu Van
Hoiiscn, Allcll; V. L. Shurts, Island
City; Etta Shcltnn, I.a Grande; C. I
Berry. Summervllle; Edgar Woods
Summervllli-; C. It. Iicvnney, Elgin
Nellie II. Conlcy, I'nion; Kose Mulvcr
hill. I'nlon; Mae Good, Elgin; Flora
MeShaln, Lit Grande; Llllle K. Hill
Summervllle; Nettle M. Kicker. I'nlon
i Pearl Currier Hhurts, Island City; Ev
elyn James, IVndleton; L. F. Johnson
iHllKard; W. T. BusMear, Elgin.
Fir Siato IHors.
Kinllo Hlevlns, Cove; Sarah W'ther
Suniniervlllc; Mary Zurcher, Cove;
Edna Mason, Elgin; Stella Mayfleld.
CAN FURNISH LUMBER OF M L KIVDS
fIV CARLOAD LOTS.
For 16 inch Chain VVocd Delivered dt yo.r dome,
Call up V. C. BEAM, La Grand. Fhone, Red 1741
Keep the money at home
LA GRANDE SUGAR
ii ore and just as
Report of the Condition of the
I'XITEl) STATION XATIOXAIj HAXK.
at La Grande, In the State of Oregon.
at the close of business Feb. 5, 1909:
Loans and discounts $ 82,522.7"
Overdrafts, secured and
I". S. bonds to secure cir
Premium on II. S. bonds..
Honds, securities, etc
Hanking house, furniture
and fixtures 26.703.80
Due from national hanks
(not reserve agents) ...
Due from state and private
hanks and bankers, trust
companies, and savliiRs
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash Items
Notes of other national
Lawful money reserve In bank, viz
Pennies .... 10,59 ii, 066.59
REPORT OF THE CONDITIO 7 OF
The La Grande National Ban!
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS FED, 5, 1903
Loans and Discounts 66?.C2J.04
United States Bonos , W2.OCO.00
km tit, F.jfc.tt.t, t' ,; ; oao.co
Du from Banks 165.604 37
Duefrom U. S.
Treasurer 887 50
Cash onhand 69,447,91-235839.73
Capita! Stock 100,000.00
Ir.dvidua!. 766,823 38
U. S. Government 49.991.98
Total . ... $1,070,462.82
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
F. J. HOLMES, Vise Prbsioent.
W. L. BRENHOLTS. Assistant Cashie.
WILLIAMS. 2nd AssisUnt Cashier.
J. M. BERRY" J. D. MATHESON, F.J.HOLMES. F. M. BYRK1T. C. C. PENINQTON, I
GEO. L. CLEAVER. W. L BRENHOLTS G?0GE PALMER
PALMER. President. ,
F. L. MEYERS. Cashier.
With ample capital, large experience, and unsurpassed facilities, we offer you absolute sacurity for 1
your deposits; and solicit your banking business, promis'ng you courteo i treatment, and' every lib
erality consistent with conservative banking.
Gold $ 530.00
Silver Cert. 407.00
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$210,1 10. OS
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I V J I WRITE FOR CATALOG
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And the famous "Deer-hide"
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ADAMS A VEX IK
llSTRONGE EVIDENCE AGAINST
(Continued from page 1.)
J ,lieteen our house and Ir. Molitor.
T j I't fenihint stooil on a stick of stove
j wood in looking into windows: onelnliiK of the fire.
I fl.,.. 1 .,,.- ... - II - ..! .. I
the windows where h" ".'d on U !
have nothing In my possession that he
hH anv claim to. 'When I first
stnelled smoke I examined the stove
and then found It to be under the
floor. Witness stated 'she Informed
the district attorney of the actions of
defendant regarding his appearance at
the windows. No legal steps were
It Is not a fact that defendant
loaned Mr. Cuehler J 200 nnd we gave
him a promissory note for $200, and
that I induced him to destroy it,
never heard of this note story until
after the fire. I never saw such a
note. We had all our householld goods
and clothing In the house and mr.ny
things of value destroyed. We carried
T. K. Hiielilcr s Testimony
T. 12. Buehler said: "About 9:30
Sunday evening, January 24, I was
taking a bath and had only been In
bed a few seconds when the clock
struck 10. About 10:30 I heard a
queer noise; I spoke to my wife about
it and got up and went to my daugh
ter's room. She was asleep and all
right, and I again retired. About two
minutes later, I heard a crackling
noise, which I thought was hail, and
a little later Mrs. Buehler said she
letected smoke; we investigated and
found the house on fire under the
floor, and made the alarm, and with
the assistance vt Mr, Ivunhoe we al-.
templed to put il out. About January
I went under the house to thaw out
;hc water pipes and noticed about half
a carload of old, dry shingles. I fav
tened the door securely' to keep out
the cold. Did not see Joe' on the
premises the night of the fire. Met
lihn Iho nevt moenlm nenr err-H ii.'!v
le asked me at what time the fire ile
um d, saying he "knew nothing
bout it until this morning." fin tlie
veiling before the fire I wen! out to
et some w I ami saw nil object peep-
itf around I lie corner from Mr. Ivun-
oe s side ot the house. 1 Mood siil!
f possibly HO seconds and saw it
cep out again. I then dropped my
oml ami the person ran out behind
Molltor's yard and across Iluiitinir-
ton's yard. I took after mm and
lie!l he came out by the elei uie li;lil
I immediately saw it was ,lue. 1 never
saw Joe many times about the plate,
hut Mrs. liiieliler did many times, and
nun me. Hue niiii i open il my
daughter's window and saw Joe
t loat hing lu iieaili on the ground. 1
'plumed tu !r. Molitor. so lie could see
uhat .va? going on. i warned him
Joe) to keep away, and thought 1
could talk to him to have him quit
1 also notified the officers, but never
took any further action. Joe never
luimsheil me any money, neither did
I ever give bin) my note for $;oo or
any oilier sum. Io not now nor never
j ' . .
inn owe mm any money. Aevcr con
tracted with him to take cure of my
lawn. II,. did mow t and sprinkle it a
few times. He had the care of the
lawns on either side of mine, and
once or twice I sprinkled his lawns
when he was not there. Was not
smoking when 1 came home the eve-
by a question ituked Mrs. Buehler,
when she was on the stfind, Inferred
that Mrs. Buehler had Induced Joe to
destroy. Both Mr. and Mrs. Buehler
deny ever receiving either any money
or articles of value whatever from Joe
at any time, which they did not pay
Lot tinodgrass, a member of the fire
deparment: 'I was there all night.
About 7:30 defendant came there and
said. 'When did this happen? What
time did it occur? If I had known It
would surely have been here. I did
not know anything about It.' 'That
was a pretty good Job you done,' and
he replied, 'Yes, It was,' .and from
there he 'ent to the v Dr. Molitor
house and barn."
He said he was not a member nf '.he
crowd who 'phoned Mrs. Zuber, or
was at the jail that night.
Fred Haisten: Have lived In La
Irande 11 yiiars. Have known de
fendant several years; saw Joe about
9:35, corner Spring and Sixth, by mail
box. With my wife I attend Christian
church services, and was going home.
Joe Williams passed us within seven
feet on a run; there Is an electric light
at that corner; this was one block west
of Mrs. Zuber's residence, leading to
ward Fourth street, the site of the fire,
ind when I last saw him lie was on
lie corner of Fifth and Spring.
Ifiiby Boy on Slnd,
John Ruby, afied 15, was (he next
witness up. Young Kuby said. Am
in tenth grade In school and carry
papers. I rfm actialnted with de
fendant. I saw him standing at th
corner of the house two nights before
the fire, about 7:30 or X o'clock,
f Iih-r Walden ailed.
Chief of Police Walden testified:
"1 a n ested Joe the next morning,
ind attain in the evening following
he fire, in response to a 'phone ines
:tgi; fum Mrs. Zuber, stating she had
.leen notified that a mob was coming
Iter Jo... I went and nliu eil him in
ll-e city jail and tried to secure it con
fession from him. during which lime
several persons, called at the back
door of the city jail and wrapped on
;'ie door and made quite a noise. Al
first I did not know wh it it meant. I
but later I en!--eil 1 1 1 L t it was
tn imi:ie Joe think it was ii mob com
ing after him. I took Joe into the
c.ty recorder's office, adiohilnir the
jail, anil agreed to take him to the
county jail f,,r safety, ir iu. would
'come through.' He said he would In
the morning, but when morning came
he would not talk."
Con iui Testimony.
At 3:30 two important witnesses
were called. J. ,s. I'arker, jr., a
schoolboy, testified that he met the
defendant at a point near the Baptist
church, going toward Fourth street, on
the night of the fire. It was between
and 9:30 o'clock. He spoke to Wil
liams, saying "Hello. Jo,.." The negro
answered In a low voice. In cross-
examination Sparker failed to be
shaken and was corroborated In detail
by Miss Carbine, who was with Spar
ker when the meeting took place.
The state still hai several more wit-
6, the senate today passed the local
option bill providing i for county elec
tions on the question of prohibiting the
sale of liquor. The house committee
of the whole, recommended the pas
sage of a direct primary law.
li FINE SHAPE
(Continual from page I.)
of local money circles that is flatter
ing to the city and the county. It Is
encouraging In the extreme.
Tops Million Mark.
The report of the La Grande Na
tional, published In The Observer yes
terday, shows thai the business of th.ft
institution has topped the nilllioif
dollar mark. Itfscldom falls to the lot
of a bunking house in a city the slzo
of La Grande to equal such a record.
Especially is this true at this season
of the year, as farmers unload their
products and fatten their bank ac
counts prior to the holidays, and not
during the usually dull months follow
Xew Bank's Statement. . J
Berusal of the United States Nation
al bank report, published elsewhere
in this Issue, wjl) divulge that the new
Institution Is sharing1 well in the dis
tribution of business. This institution,
opened its doors on Januray 11 last,
and tin February 5 reported a total
business of $210,110.08, with an indi
vidual deposits subject to check ac
count of nearly $till,000. anil other de
posits of more than $13,000. the total
ilepoupu in that bunk reneh TR nan
Both reports are excellent and is
subject matter for boosters, which
lis in lauding terms of a city of SOOil
ami its natural resources antl home
seeker attractiveness. The statement
that few citii s in the state can equal
this Incident, can be i-elterated with
out (Linger of dispute from any
b ! I h
me u nil
Jake Johnson, formerly prnpi Ictor
of the Spokane cafe. h.i purchased
restaurant on Fir street known as
chop house, ami will hence
forth lie found there diligently waiting
on his customers. Mr. Johnson was in
Walla Walla for ahii.it a year, but de
cided there was no place like La
Grande, and is back for keeps, he
Notice is hereby given that there ars
now funds on band to pay all out
standing warrants Issued on General
Fund of Grande City, up to and
including No. 797, endorsed April S,
Interest en all warrants on General
Fund fiom No. 67fio to No. 6796. In
clusive, ca.:es from this date.
There arf also funds In the treas
ury to pay a!l warrants Issued against
Water Fund of La Grande City, up to
and Including No. 7930, endorsed Oc
tober 16. 190S. Interest on all war-
Since September I have not solicited
him to assist me in any way; he did.
however, carry in a few loads of wood.
that Joe advanced Mr. and Mrs. Bueh
ler money at various times, which, in
the aggregate, amounted to $200. and
44tM4-l-r-, r$'il4i4M44 1 nclr owed him an" money, and they gave him their note for It, which
rants on Water Fund from No. 7767
m-sses to produce. nn.i.th s pp-arnce ! to Nn. 79X0. Inclusive, rrws from.
lit V. hi;
' ::'.'!. ..) is! nVf:.
ment until late tomorrows
Senate PaM-s Option
Boise. Feb. 10. By a vote of 17 to
La Grande, Oregon, February 3,
J. K. WRIGHT.
' 1 , City Treasurer.