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LA GRANDE, VMOIf COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY,
, FKBRVAnVOT, 10.
EXODUS OP LOCAL MEN
TO COMMENCE TOMORROW
Vcw Names Being Added to Suboeiia
List Scriber's ftle Will Be Told In
a Measure This Week NIcdncT Ih
Gone, WIUi Books and Hrecords
AH Will Be Asked to Explain Tlielr
Know ledge of the Srrlber Forgeries
Much Interest Exists.
New names are being added to the
Hat of La Grande people subpoenaed
to appear before the federal grand
Jury on February 27. Tomorrow will
ee an exodus of something like 30
men from here wh will be put on the
carpet', before that august body and
imade to tell what the know about
-one J. W. Seriber In connection with
Nledner Is Gone.
Taking with him great stocks of of
. flee books and records. Receiver Wal
ter Nledner left for Portland last eve
ning and will doubtlessly confer with
District Attorney John McCourt before
he Scrlber matter Is handed to the
As the hour ' forX the probe ap
proaches new Interest Is manifest.
There are Beveral lines' of arguments
nd beliefs In vogue here as to wha.t
extent the grand Jury will act." Sen
der's future wll soon be foretold.
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I'uget Sound Fishery.
"Washington, Feb. 25. Thet house j
' this afternoon voted an appropriation ;
."f $60,000 for the establishment, of a
fish culture station on Paget Sound.
This was a long-sought appropriation.
What lady is there that
does not want a new
waist. Call and see
CHOICE HOSPITAL APPOINT
MENT GOES TO WOMAN.
Out of Group of Thlrty-SU Applkmnt
All Male But One, Young Woman
Pliyskdan Steal! tlie Plum Panned
New York, Feb. 25. Dr. Mary
Crawford, aged 25, the first In a com
petitive examination of S5 physicians
all men, was today appointed house
surgeon of the Williamsburg hospital
This Is one of the choice hospital ap
pointments in New York.
Giiarantes Hatlroud Bonds,'
Alberta, Feb, 25. The Alberta gov
ernment today decided to guarantee
the bonds of the Canadian Northern
and Grand Trunk Railways for a total
of $2T.433,0O, for the construction of
1(81 miles of track through the prov
10 LEAVE SOOII
HIS OFFICE IS SWAMPED
WITH LEGISLATIVE WORK.
Executive WU1 Take His Departure
for Washington, to Assume Senato
rial Toea Early Next Week Works
Industriously o Clean Up Uto Desk
Salem, Feb. 25. Governor George
B. Chamberlain is working hard to
complete the mass of work heaped
upon him since the legislature ad
Journed, so ho can go to Washington
to assume his duties as United States
("iif tor for the special term to be
(Continued on page 5.
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Just recieved by express
izhr'MRM i nr.
M V I lllllll bl if-
You are wanting these gowns
f of the season's social functions
In the daintiest Laces, Embrod
ercs in sheet materiaJ.
HERE IS THE SEtlATDR OLIVER
CITY TICKET x RETURNS HOME
AT TIUS TIME STRENUOUS
CAMPAIGN NOT ANTICIPATED.
But What May Hapicn During tlie
Closing Week of a City Election In
La Grande Past History Makes Ven
tures Unprofitable Ticket Com
plete Unlc Home New Candidate
Files Petition This Evening Slieiik
May Enter Tonight. '
This la the last day In which candi
dates have to file their petitions before
the city recorder to get their names
on the official ballot, according to the
requirements provided In the ' new
charter. It Is not anticipated that the
list will be materially changed from
the way It stood at 3:30 this afternoon.
It Is understood, however, that friends
of John Sheak are circulating his pe
tlon to become a candidate and that
It will be filed thfa evening. The list
now filed Is as follows:
Mayor M. K. Hall, A. M. Paul.
Treasurer Ray Logan, David Hoi-'
denrelch. . -v
Recorder D. E. Cox, G. D.' Sim
Marshal L. J. Raybum, John War
den, F. W. Luktn. ' ,
First ward W. N, Monroe) E, C,
Second ward A. V. Andrews, T. H.
Third ward F. L. Meyers, E. E
Fourth ward J. T. Williamson, Guy
The last named candidate In, pach
Instancn above is the socialist candi-
date regularly flim!ntled In their cpa-
ention held ft few days ago,
BaMvtln Is Very Low.
Los Angeles, Feb. 25. "Battling"
N'elson culled on "Lucky" Baldwin,
'.vho Is near death, and conversed with I
him. Shortly afterward the aged turl
man suffered a relapse.
rtoseburg, Ore., Feb.
Kitting down In the presencft of his
sick wife, who was In bed at the home
at Yoncalla Tuesday, Joseph Henry,
ngud 61, a California miner, commit
ted suicide by firing a bullet through
his heart. Before ending his life heknown.
Tht' Rube Chandler case failed to.llsh an
come to such a speedy end as whs an
ticipated yesterday. As a matter of
fact the circuit court was occupied
nearly the entire day with tills case
and it was alter 3 o'clock this after
noon before the matter was given to
the Jury. The state made u strong'
case, but when the defense presented ,
its side things took on a different
aspect. The defense had many wit-
ncsscs to support its effort to estah-
VETO AXE STILL SWINGING AT SALEM
Salem, Feb. 23. Governor 'ham-
heiluln this morning appointed W. O.
Wheelwright and It. D. Inman tf Port
laud, and Judge K. J. Taylor tjf As
toria, to the board of pilot commis
sioners, secretary- of Male Itciisuii to
day confirmed the appointment of C.
N. Mi-Arthur as his private secretary,
while Benson is acting governor. Fol
lowing the action of the Washington
legislature in passing a bill agreed
upon by the joint committee of Ore
WILL W RESTLE WITH
. SUITS FILED MY BAXK.
Joint Senator Is Again Home Ready to
: Resume His Business Was Success
ful In Securing Passage of Several
Bills Introduced by Him Others
Were Defeated or Vetoed by Gover
ur Oliver Proiierty .Attached Fol-
Back from Salem, where he figured
quite conspicuously In the legislative
enactments, State Senator Turner Ol
iver Is now ready to resume his de
fense in the suit brought by the gov.
ernment' through Receiver Walter
Nledner and legal Adviser William
Ranmey to recover $4000, and Interest
for three months, as assessments on
the shares held by Oliver In. the Far
mors & Traders .muiomi dodk. in
accordance with' thfc suit filed last
Saturday. Mr. OUvr property, or
rather, a portion of lt-Ja been at
tached. Ths Includes Union, county
real estate, property In Wallowa coun
ty an,d real estate In Portland. The
cash accounts which Mr. Oliver held
In the La Grande National ld the
Eastern Oregon Trust Savings banks
were also Included In the attachment.
However, little was attached. In the
La Grande National the senator had
'Ive dollars and a few cents, and his
deposit In the E. O. T & S, bHnk was
Those who have' followed the senate
closely during the time It was in ses
slon. are acquainted with the wide
range of work done by Mr. Oliver as
joint senator from this county and
Wallowa, couoij. "While a goodly por
tlon of his bills pertained to legal
measures he still did consistent and
strenuous work along many other
lines and was successful in several In
stances. His salary bill for the sher
iff here was vetoed. In regard to the
(Continued on page 4.)
said to his wife: "1 ought to put you
in the same hole, but I won't. He
then kissed his two sons, 8 and 12,
and fired the shot.
He had $3X0 in his pockets and
$1500 In a San Francisco bank. There
Is no reason for the suicide made
Contempt Cane Next.
The Charles Anderson contempt ease
was next to come up. This case has
been delayed for some time on account
of the illness of K. E. Jones, the prin
cipal witness for the slate. Today he
o appear In ccmrl. ami there
Is now nothing to prevent this case
continuing. This afternoon hut little
more than a formal start was made,
nut tomorrow should see tlie matter
gon and Washington legislator! s for
regulation of fishing in tie Columbia
river, the governor ap; ! the Mm
I I'm I lifii pdse.j 'iiv!iii legis
lature, thereby o.-..ring unity of ac
tion of the tno .-la tea In dealing with
Columbia river fisheries. The gov
ernor vetoed the bill' providing for the
sterilization of criminally insane and
idiots. He also approved the meas
ure requiring title guarantee corpor
ations to deposit $50,000 with the state
In order to do business In the tate.
FIND A TREASURE
THOUSANDS IN GOLD AND
SILVER ARK UNEARTHED.
Old Kentucky Hearthstone Covered a
Fortune la Gold and Silver Con
federate Mouey, Too Relic of War
Danville, Ky., Feb. 25. Burled
treasure comprising 122,500 In gold
and sliver coins, $3000 worth of dia
monds, a revolver, several thousand
dollars In confederate money ' were
found today by II. S. Henloy and Al
bert Pawley, under the hearthstone In
an old residence of the late Nathan
Ross, near Paint Llek. It was hidden
during the guerilla war times, when
"One-armed" Ram Berry and his
gang terrorized the Inhabitants of
central Kentucky. '
LOCKED IN it
THE VERY ELITE OF LONDON
AMONG JAILED SUFFRAGETTES.
Convicted of Disturbances and Ar
raigned Polk-e Courts In London
Have to Imprison Those .Who Roi
fuse to Iay Fines Thirty TVe Jail
SeiUonce In Preference,
. t it .
London, Feb, 25. Suffragettes In
high soflgl positions In the United
dlrigdom were today sentenced to Jail
tor participation In yesterday's dem
onstration, when scores of women at
tempted to obtain a hearing before
Premier Asqulth. Mrs. Patrick Lawr
ence, the leader, was convicted and
sentenced. Lady Constance Lytton, a
sister of Lord Lytton; Daisy Solompn,
a daughter of the former premier o
South Africa and others were
term of from we. to two month m
Thirty women were arraigned. They
refused to give bonds for good beha-
vlor und chose Jail sentences,
Europoitti Powers to Decide.
Paris, Feb. 25. Servia today de
cided to refer the question of rights
Involved in the Imbroglio with Aus
tria to European powers, according to
4 Statement made in diplomatic circles
here. Servta will abide by the decis
ion. -m K - ',,,!
Girl Dirks Her Betrayer,
Salem, Ark., Feb. 25. After thrust
ing a dirk Into the body of John W.
Jones, whom she accused of betraying
her, Lizzie Kisseu Is In jail today.
Jones Is expected to die. He was In
dicted on her complaint, and the court
late yesterday sustained a demurrer
he interposed. Angered at this the
girl uttered u wild cry ami attacked
Jones with a dirk.
Nature nd a cci;iplt.icn brush can undo most of
the havoc that tlnio and weather works. Nature re
news a complexion when you take pains to stimulate
the circulation and to brush out the worn out tissues.
These brushes do make good complexions and sooner
or later you will use one. We make it easier for you
to use one now. Our prices are very low and we
carry the sort of brushes tnat have recieved the
NEWUN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREGON
ASSOCIATION NAMES FIRST
, MONDAY AFTER EASTErt.
Tlie First Appearance of the ' Park
Fund In Any Direct Benefit Will U9
on Monday Following Easter
Drummers Buy Memberships In the
Commendable Project Unity Exists
Among All Factions of Tills City la
Matter of a Park.
Further evidence of far-sightedness
among leaders of the La Grande parte
association was evinced today when
announcement was made today that
the post-Lenten sis-ion will be opened
by a park benefit ball, the nature of .
which will undoubtedly be par ex
cellence. The affair will be held oa
the first Monday evening following
Eastern Sunday. Between now and
the time of detailed announcement, all
the new, and nobby "affairs de min
ute" arrangements that can character
Ize a ball of a metropolitan city will
have been worked out.
By securing the date so far In ad
vance, all other society functions that .
are Invariably planned for the post
Lenten time will have to follow In the
wake of the park benefit ball. That
such affairs will have to step a Uvelf
pace to keep up with , , the fsishlon
etter on Monday after Easter, Is foray
ordained. !',, , ' . '.. p
In the past since the park was dis
cussed and promoted benefits have
been given by other societies, other
clubs and other bodies, but this one
will be strictly "park." Tlie Pari as-r
soclatlon will manipulate All the
',. 'L,'i1.,A j u h
uke a m prgcced, f'or big
undertaklugw-the park, alone.'--''
I Vrtf ntnnA ftrfl arrtrpR nf now mam
. b , Becured weck, but drum.
mor. t,na 0.y .u ' u,,lt . ,n
jln the appended list of new member,""
the last list, the traveling men have
signed the firm for which they work
and not their Individual names. yf
Pennies Keep Coming. ,
While the general committees are
planning on larger things and mat-
vi ui. vtMiuipa gieaiur jiupormiife,
the children are not lacking In dutr.
Miss Lucile Thomas has brought in
the pennies needed pennies, Including
several others, and still another rod
of the mile of pennies Is completed.
Not In many years has a movement
In this city aroused such widespread
Interest, nor has there been such unity
on a proposition of municipal Interest '
as the present park movement. . The
committee secures name after name '
(Continued on page eight.)