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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY; OREGON.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, i 911.
SPOKANE CAPTAIN OF POLICE
DIES OF WOUNDS INFLICTED
' Best Dedhes in Country to Comb the
Northwest for Assassin Who Killed
Former Chief of Police of Spokane
Thursday Finger Prints on Frostj
, Windows to be Hun Down by Print
; Eyerts. ; ' . v . 1 ,
Spokane, Jan. 7 "I want more air"
gasped Police Cautaln Sullivan at 2:30
this morning and then expired, the
result of a bullet fired by an assass
in Thursday. His brother, Dennis, a
sister, doctor and nurse were at the
bedside. The wife was hurrying to
the hospital when he expired.
Pownrrta' thflt ntfa-rppntft 1112 000
have been offered ; for Information
leading to the arrest of the murderer,
H. W. Conners of Hlllyard, Wash., a
jeweler was arrested this morning as
a suspect Three other arrests have
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prominent uiemuer oi me muusiriai
Workers of the World.
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i uiious imecutes on irun.
. All police departments of the north
west are now engaged in hunting for
the assassin. Several-big eastern de
tectives are likewise coming from the
cast. . The Bertllllon finger , print ex
perts have been examining finger
prints left on the frost covered fence
near the window through which the
laiai snoi was urea.:.
Yesterday it was believed Sullivan
would recover as the bullet passed
through the boay but last night hope
gave up and his wife was sent for. .
ELKINS FUNERAL TODAY.
Ceremony a Simple One Wife of
Late Senator Prostrated at Home
Elkins, W. s Va', Jan. 7 A simple
ceremony at the funeral of the late
Senator Elkins was held today. Mrs.
Elkins was prostrated and remained
at home. The train from Washington
arrived at 8:30 and the coffin was
carried to the Presbyterian church
where a brief service was held. The
interment took place at Maplewood
Employes of the Elkins estate act
ed as pall bearers. The honorary
pall bearers were Senators Scott,
Bacon, Bally, Foster, Carter, Smith,
Root, Representatives Rucker, Alex
ander Longworth, Calderhead and
BROTHER RETIRES TO ENTER
SCHOOL AT PORTLAND.
F. B. Moore, Popular Hotel Clerk at
Ontario, Takes Day Job.,
P. A. Foley, formerly senior mem
ber of the firm of Foley Bros., pro
prietors and managers of the Foley
hotel, is now sole owner and manager.
J. J. Foley, his brother , has retired
for the purpose of attending school
and by mutual consent the firm is
now entitled, P. A. Foley, manage-
and proprietor. "Jerry" Foley leaves
Immediately for Portland to enter Co
lumbia university to complete hi
education commenced there a year
or to ago.
During the life of the firm now dla
solved, the "'hotel was entirely rear
ranged and re-equlpped throughout,
The place has been made almost hew
from bottom floor to the top floor.
h. B. Moore, a hotel clerk recent
ly located at Ontario, who Is famil
iar with all the drummers along ihe
line, has been secured to hold the po
sit I. n .l day clerk, and Mr. Moore is
now en the Job. ' " ' i -,
Money Bags Stolen. 1
'' San Francisco Jan. 6 Three bags
of registered mail with contents val
ued at approximately $30,000 were
stolen from the ferry boats between
this city and Oakland In the last few
days. A score of federal agents went
to work on the thefts admitted today
they have no clew, . ;
DENIES ASSASSIN STORY.
Kin; Alfonso Says He Was Not In
jured or Subject to Injuries.
Madrid, Jan. 7 King Alfonso issued
today an official denial of the report
that an attempt was made to assass
inate b,lm yesterday. Aboard the Gir
alda, he arrived at Medina and disem-'
barked. It was rumored he ws In
jured with two others toy a " bomb
thrown "by the anarchists.
THUG DIES FRDi
CONFESSES HE WAS ONE OF THE
MEN WHO KILLED JUSTICE.
Several Deaths Have Resulted One
Man at Liberty in Hills..
Bellingham, Jan. 7 Charles Rob
inson, a Mulatto thug, is dying at the
hospital at Sedro Woolley and W R
Stevens died there last night from
Thursday's wound when Robinson and
Pall, who says his name is Ben Lowe,
engaged in a .pistol duel with Justice
of the Peace Galbralthe, whom they
killed and Stevens who was wounded.
' , Officials were attempting to arrest
them for theft . .
A posse of 100 men are now comb
ing the mountains of Skagit county
Innocent Man' Shot
A victim of a mistake, L.' K. Hyme,
a Seattle plumber was shot through
the stomach last night while -beating
his way on a train by Deputy Sheriff
Gabrel, who with others are hunting
for Lowe. He is at' the St Joseph hos
pital here and it is believed he will recover.-
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Robinson confessed to his part and
says he was wounded when duelling
with the officers. He was found In a
lodging house of Sedro Woolley.
Nevada Saloon Keeper Shot.
Reno, Jan. 7 Three thugs murder
ed Gene Quillci, proprietor of a sa
loon at Imlay, near this city and es
caped with $1200 in cash. They are
being sought by the Nevada police to
day and authorities in California are
Instructed to watch the drains. They
have a good description of the men
who lined the patrons up at the bar
and forced the proprietor to open the
safe and then shot him because he at
tempted to give the alarm.
Filipinos Loyal. Troops.
Washington, Jan. 7 The United
States would have to depend on na
tive troops to .protect the Philippines
should an emergency arise. According
to the annual report of Brigadier Gen
eral Pership, commander of the de
partment of Mindanao. He says the
natives would respond loyally. Persh
ing suggests native scouts be used as
a nucleus for the creation of a tativo
Ready for Target Practice.
Santa Barbara, Calif., Jan. 7 Re
sponding to a wireless call from the
flagship, California, the torpedo flo
tilla arrived today from San Diego,
for a nortnlght's maneuvers.
Both fleets will engage in target
practice. , .
DEPOSED KING'S GODDING ill IS
III! Ill lOLH
GABY DESLYS WHO TIPPED A
THRONE, NOW TIPS HER FOR
Seeing Her In Theatre in London,
Rashes to Her Side But is Rebuffed
In Cruel Manner Brought the Clrl
to Portugal from France' and His
Downfall Followed Because of Lav-
- ish Sworelng of Money. v
. London, Jan. 7 Gaby Declys, , the
actress for whom King Manuel risked
and lost the throne or Portugal, has
deserted the former king It was learn
ed today. The music hall dancer rec
ently came to London and scorned
her ldver before a crowded theatre. He
was attending a performance ,wlth
Marauls De Soveral and met Gaby
there. He rushed over to where she
sat but she calmly gathered up her
wraps and walked away while he at
tempted to speak ardent words to her
Because the young klng had be
come infatuated with her lie brought
her to the Portuguese court The pop
ulace was inflamed and the revolt ran
the course without the loyalist to
prevent it " '.
It is said the former king Is much
grieved and embarrassed over the
theatre fracas. Though it happened a
few days ago, the news was first giv
en publicity today. " ,
HIS CONNECTION WITH HIS STUD.
Mothers of Girls Cannot Understand
Why Law Interfered in Matter.
Chicago, Jan. 7 Interrupted by the
police, E. See, the leader of the abso
lute life cut by which she sought to
piovlde perfect mothers of the com
ing race, answered in court today to
the charge of improper relations with
girls. The latter were his pupils and
were being educated as priestesses
of the cult Mona Roes and Mildred
Bridges, aged 16, confirmed See's ad
mission that the relations between
them were stronger than the religious
associations. The mothers of the girls
declared, their daughters were living
at Sees' "school" with their full ad
mission. "We have absolution and , cannot
sin," the mothers explained. They
professed to believe all that See be
lieved and couldn't understand why
the law Interfered.
STANLEY OF RONDOWA HURT.
Brought to local Hospital With In.
- Juries at First Thought Serious.
What was first believed to be ser
ious injuries, have developed to be
only nominal and bound , to recover
soon when C. TL Stanley of the firm,
King & Stanley, f Rondowa, was
brought to this city last evenfns, He
n-as caught between two logs while
fit work at his camps, and somewhat
badly bru'sed but examinations dis
closed that he was not as badly hurt
as first believed.
OMAnA WILL LIKELY BE THE
NEXT CONVENTION CITY
WHEN TOTE COMES.
' RD FIRLORKS WITNESSED
Wool Growers' Convention Elects a
Brother .of , Retiring President to
Head the National WooP Growers
Association Resolutions W5U be
Passed to Support Effort to Take
Tariff Ont of ToUtics.
Portland, Jan. 7 Frank Gooding, a
brother of President Fred Gooding,
who is retiring, was elected ; presi
dent of the National WTool Growers'
Association today. His home Is in
George Austin was elected western
vice president and R. J. Knowlln, the
eastern vice president .
Indications are that Omaha will be
the next convention city when' the
vote Is cast tonight. It is expected this
aSernoon that resolutiona. will be ad
opted demanding a retention of the
tariff now on raw wools and the en
dorsement of the creation of a tariff
commission with the view of taking
the tariff out of politics. ;
.' Bitter debates, which were expect
ed, have failed to materialize thus far
and It is believed that the convention
will adjourn without hearing , any of
the "excitement", expected.
WOULD ESTABLISH HIS CLAIM TO
Says He Was at the Pole for a Period
of Thirty Hours. 4 -
Washington, Jan. 7 Commander
Peary told his Btory of the discovery
of the pole to a house committee on
naval affairs today while fingering a
big greasy memorandum book filled
with scrawley dates. All documents
upon which the National Geographical
society based their decisions were
submitted to the inspection of con
gressmen who are striving to deter
mine whether Peary is entitled to con
gressional recognition Peary said he
remained at the pole for thirty hours.
He said: "I reached the pole April
6 and remained there for thirty hours.
I started back April 7th at 4 in the
afternoon and on two successive days,
returned. We covered the mileage of
two trips in one day. A strong north
erly wind was at our backs." He said
the temperature never was above ze
ro. All entries in the books were pen
ciled. FARMERS FORM INSURANCE CO.
J. W. MeAlHsfcr of This City one of
Prime Movers In srovement.
Articles of incorporation of the
Farmer's Union Insurance Co., with
the main ofllce at Pendleton. Oregon,
were filed with the county clerk yes
terday, says the Pendleton East'Ore
gonian. This move Is the direct outgrowth
of the work of the Farmer's Educa
tional and Co-Operatlve Union of
America, at The Dalles, Nov. 22, when
a committee consisting of Manuel
STORY OF HIS
Frledley of Helix, J. F, Denny. Twlnn
Falls, Idaho and M. Remington of The
Dalles, were appointed a committee
to Investigate fire Insurance condi
tions In the Btate of Oregon and to re
port the feasibility of establishing, h
fire Insurance company In Oregon.
After prepar'ng their report the
work was taken up by the present In
corporators and an Incorporation per.
The company will have a $230,000
capitalization with shares par value
of $25 each. The main office will be
located at Pendleton. The company
has the endorsement of the state far
mer's union and the proposition will
be immediately .circulated through
the Btate for the endorsement of all
The original promoters are Manuel
Frled!ey of Helix, president;. John W,
McAllister of La " Grande, 1st vice
president; Dare Nelson of Pendleton,
2d ice president; C. C. Conner of
Helix, secretary; Dr. I. U. Temple of
Carries Fapers. by Aeroplane.
San Bernardino. Jan. ,7 Dldier
Masson, the aviator, who left Los
Angeles this morning carrying news
papers for distribution here, arrived
safely at 12:45 today. ; ' : '
POST OFFICE IS
BIG INCREASE MONTH FOR MONTH
AND QUARTER FOR QUARTER.
Increase in December Over Former
Year's Last Month 26 Fer Cent
; Showing a remarkable gain, month
for month and quarter for quarter
over the year 1909, the La Grande
post office is rapidly nearlng a new
class in, rating and shows greater
increase than surrounding towns. Fig
ures compiled today by Postmaster G.
M. Rlchey and his assistant, William
Landrum show, an increase in the
month of December 1910 over Decem
ber 1909, 26.12 per cent. In 1909, the
post office here did a business amount
ing to $1,844.51 while the correspond
ing amount in 1910 did $2326.31 in'
During the fourth quarter of 1909
the office shows business amounting
to $4,721.12 while in the last quarter
of 1910 the office did a business
amounting to $5X25.15 which makes
an increase of 19.13 per cent over the
Qutrter of 1909.
. If this rate is maintained thrbugh
out the year the local office will reach
th $20,000 class the next above"its
present rating. ,'
BIG GATHERING NEXT WEEK
Sunday Schools From All Parts of the
Yalley Will Send Delegates.
.'A county Sunday School rally will
be held in the Presbyterian church
next Wednesday There will be two
sessions, 2:30 p. m. and 7:30 p. m.
This rally will be under the direc
tions of Rev. Chas. Phipps of Port
land, the state secretary for the Sun
day school association. The principal
speaker will be W. D.' Stem of Kan
sas, adult Bible class specialist, Dr.
Stem 1b recognized as the leading fac
tor in the forward movement of the
adult Bible class in the Sunday school.
Every school In Union county will
send delegates to this meetalso Wal
lowa county wHl be represented with
several of the "leading Sunday school
workers. At the close of the evening
sefcslon a reception will be tendered
the Sunday school superintendent of
Union and Wallowa counties in the
reception room of the Baptist church
by the officers of the Union County
Sunday school association. Prepara
tion Is being made to make the rally
the greatest Bible school demonstra
tion eirer held in Eastern Oregon.
3IG m w
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF FORMER
PRESIDENT REVIVED BY IN
CIDENT. CDilTIOIl IS UfiSAFE
Commissioner Closes Doors ' of Car
uegie Trust Company Beconse Con
dlt'ons Were Not Right Former
Setretary of the Treasury, Shaw,
Vice President at One Time and
Dickinson Was First President.
New York, Jan. 7 The Carnegie
Trust company was closed today by
State Bank Commissioner Cheney. The
company was chartered in 1907 with,
a paid up capital of a million dollars
and a surplus of halt a million; un
divided profits $73,000. and gross de
posits amounted to $3,900,000. Cheney
took charge of the property on the
ground that conditions of Its business
were such that it was unsafe to con
tinue business, J. T. Powell ia pres.
Ident ;' . : ' "
The principal organizer or the bank
was the late; Charles Dlcklnsoii,
whose, mysterious death by gas pois
oning at Scranton, Pa. was never
fully; explained. Dickinson was pres
ident a few months ia'1907 and thea
retired and. Leslie Shaw, former sec
retary of the treasury was made vice
president Finally Shaw . resigned
and Dickinson was again made pres
ident until his death in May.
He was in the laboratory of . Prof
essor Lange, who denied that any ac
cident occurred in his laboratory. Re
ports that Dickinson deliberately
ended his life by inhaling - fumes
which caused his death. This was lat
er denied by his family, although the
mystery was never cleared up.
The closing of the Carnegie Trust
company today reflected for a short
time only at the opening of the Btock
market, but' after the flurry the mar
ket recovered, i
SMALL POX CASE REMOVED
Jail Again Open to "Public After
Short Quarantine With Small Pox. ,
The city Jail aas been tritJkhly
fumigated and is again ready for bus
iness after a brief quarantine caus
ed by the arrival of a small pox case
from a down river logging cap. The
man has; been taken to an Isolated
part of the city and Is in the care of
M. Faulk, son of Constable I. W.
STRANGER "WORKS" ON COOK
WITH CARVING KNIFE.
Both Men Strangers to Wallowa
Fight Was An Ugly One.
Deputy Prosecutor Dill ; went to
Wallowa Wednesday to try a man
accused of carving a cook in a res
taurant with a butcher knife, say i
the News Record. The affair occurred
Monday night Both men are new
comers. The injured man la said to
have a gash in his head 3 or 4 incben
long. : -
Edward Smith, accused of helping
himself to ,he goods and money of
hla employer, Max Oumerman, was
given a preliminary" hearing, .Tuoa
day, and bound over to the grand Juiy
in the sum of $300.
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