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TTTE MOTtNTNG OREGOXTAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMUEIt 17. 1914.
MAN SLAIN BY WIFE
Sole Witness of Shooting of
Husband by Mrs. Grier
Testifies at Inquest.
CHARGE IS . DUE TODAY
Neighbor Declares Shot Was Not
Provoked Homicide Verdict Is
Returned by Coroner's Inquest
Held Near Mill City.
ALBANY, Or, Nov. 16. (Special.)
S. G. Wilson, sole witness of the fatal
shooting of Frank Grier by his wife,
Vada Grier, near Mill Ciy Saturday,
told the story of the tragedy at the
Coroner's Inquest today.
Wilson said be had taken his wagon
and gone with Grier to get hay at the
place where Grier and bis wife had
lived before their separation and
where Mrs. Grier yet lived. He said
that Grier was standing beside the
wagon ready to load the hay. when
Mrs. Grier approached.
"Leave that hay alone," the woman
yelled at Grier, the witness said, and
before Grier had said a word in answer
the woman raised a .22-caliber special
rifle she carried and fired. Grier ran
about 150 yards before he fell. Wilson
said Mrs. Grier then ordered him to
leave and that he drove away hastily.
Relative at Inquest.
The Inquest was convened this after
noon by Coroner Fortmiller at Potter's
mill, the scene of the shooting. The
Jury returned a verdict that Grier died
"from a 'gunshot wound inflicted by
Vada Grier." The only witness besides
Wilson was Dr. C. La. Ransom, of Mill
City, who attended Grier after the
District Attorney Hill represented the
state at the inquest and M. V. Weather
ford, crt Albany, was Mrs. Griers at
torney. Grler's father and uncle, from
Stayton. and Mrs. Grier's mother and
sister, who reside near Gates, also at
tended. District Attorney Hill says he will
file a complaint against Mrs. Grier In
Death Kept Prflm Woman.
Mrs. Grier did not know until she
read The Oregonian this morning that
her husband Is dead. She had seen
him walk away after the shooting and
had heard he was in a serious condi
tion, but the officers did not tell her
of the fatal effect of the bullet.
Despite the cold, Mrs. Grier passed
all Saturday night outdoors, hiding In
timber near her home at Potter's mill,
after she had eluded the men watch
ing her house after dark. She stayed
outdoors until she surrendered at i
o'clock yesterday afternoon. When
she surrendered her clothing was
damp from the dew, she was exceed
ingly cold and almost exhausted. She
had with her a 30-30 rifle and a .22
caliber special rifle.
Prisoner Is Silent.
Mrs. Grier refuses to talk and de
clines to see newspapermen. Solomon,
at whose house the shooting took
place, remains In Albany. He was not
a witness of the tragedy, but was with
Mrs. Grier for a time when she re
fused to submit to arrest.
The fatal shooting took place but a
few hundred yards from the line be
tween Linn and Marlon Counties. A
recent murder trial in Linn County
also was over a tragedy taking place
but a few feet Inside Linn County
The Grier case will mark the first
trial of a woman for homicide in Linn
County for almost two decades. There
have been only two or three prior
murder trials in the history of the
county in which women were de
fendants. GRAIN OPERATOR IN COURT
Idaho Case Compromised When De
fendant Admits One Charge.
MOSCOW. Idaho, Nov. 16. (Special.)
In the Federal Court here this after
noon the case of the United Stales
versus the M. P. Miller Milling Com
pany and Mark P. Miller, Jointly in
dicted at the last session of the Fed
eral grand jury for alleged violations
of the interstate commerce act, came to
sudden termination while Judge
Dietrich was sitting and jury was be
ing drawn to try the two cases.
A telegram from the Department of
Justice ordered the dismissal of one
of the indictments, alleging, on three
counts, underwelghing and billing of
goods, provided the defendants pleaded
guilty to the other Indictment charg
ing wrong classification in the billing
of shipments. The offer was accepted
and the court will pass Judgment to
morrow. Mr. Miller Is one of the most
prominent flour mill, warehouse and
grain operators In the Pacific North
west. Judge Dietrich tonight passed sen
tence on nine violators of the Indian
reservation liquor law.
GIRLS CROSS OCEAN ALONE
6isters, 1 5 and 1 1, Get First Glimpse
of Their Own Country.
SAN " FRANCISCO. Nov. 16. (Spe
cial.) Catherine and Elsie Binder, 15
and 11 years old. respectively, both
born In Yokohama, saw America for
the first time today when they arrived
on the Chiyo Maru, having made the
long Journey alone to meet their father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. E. Binder, of
The parents had to accompany their
daughters to Angel Island, where the
Immigration officials took them to in
vestigate their case before admitting
them to this country.
The two girls have been living with
their brother, an official of the General
Electric Company in Yokohama.
They speak English perfectly, as well
as German, French, Chinese and Jap
anese, having been educated in a
French convent school in Japan.
The passengers on the Chiyo Maru
presented the two young American
girls with "Bumpo," a Chow dog.
The parents had not seen their daugh
ters in five years.
FIANCEE'S SISTER WEDDED
Marshficld Jfan Licensed to Marry
One, but Other Becomes Bride.
MARSHFIELD, Or, Nov. 16. (Spe
cial.) The marriage of Harry Edwards
and Miss Amy Foote,- in this city yes
terday, followed a courtship of two
- Mr. Edwards and a sister of his bride
went to the county seat three weeks
ago to obtain a marriage license and
to be married. They were accompa
nied by the present Mrs. Edwards, and
LARGE BALD PATCH
ON GIRL'S HEAD
Covered with Tiny Blisters. Itched
and Never Rested. Cuticura Soap
and Ointment Healed.
Longmont, Colo. "About one year ago
our little girl was bothered greatly with
what seemed a very bad case of dandruff.
Her beautiful hair got dry and
dead and flew In all directions.
One morning I noticed a large
bald patch on her head, larger
than a dollar, covered with
tiny blisters surrounded with
an angry red ring. They
finally began running. They
. itched and she sever rented
"It was pronounced a bad
case of eczema. I was given
a prescription which I con
tinued to use till my baby's
head was entirely covered with
sores and she had lost all her hair. 8 he was
compelled to wear a silk cap and I thought
she was disfigured for life. A visitor in our
neighborhood recommended Cuticura Soap
and Ointment. I used the Ointment at
night and gave her a shampoo in the morn
ing with the Cuticura Soap. In less than
three'months my girl was entirely healed."
(Signed) Mrs. G. E. Dilta. Apr. 8. 1014.
Samples Free by Mail
It costs nothing to learn how pure, sweet,
effective and satisfying Cuticura Soap and
Ointment ars in the treatment of poor com
plexion!!, red, rough hands, itching scalps,
dandruff, dry, thin and falling hair, because
yon need not buy them until yon try them.
Although sold by druggists and dealers
everywhere, a liberal sample of each will
be mailed free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Ad
dress post-card "Cuticura. Dept. T. Boston."
the Intended marriage was -postponed
after a license had been issued.
PLOT LAID TO AGENCIES
Idle Men Said to Have Been Rnshed
to Prosser on False Promises.
OLYMPIA; "Wash., Nov. 1. (Spe
cial.) The report that employment
agencies, which will be legislated out
of existence in Washington after De
cember S, are attempting to make a
final cleanup at the expense of labor
ers seeking wsrk, caused Labor Com
missioner Olson to- make a hurried
trip to Prosser tonight.
L. L. Lynn, Benton County Auditor,
telegraphed to Mr. Olson that Seattle
agencies were sending men to Prosser
by hundreds for whom there was no
work, and that 1000 Idle men now are
In that city.
Initiative measure No. 8. the anti-
employment agency bill, passed at the
recent election, takes effect December
3, but Mr. Olson said that if condi
tions were found as reported he would
ask Seattle authorities to close the
offending agencies immediately and
would start criminal prosecutions
against the guilty firms.
PARENT CIRCLE FORMED
Raymond Organization Perfected
and Will Meet Monthly.
RAYMOND, Wash., Nov. 10. (Spe
cial.) The Raymond Parent-Teacher
Association was formed last night when
the following officers and committees
were chosen for the present school
year: President? " Mrs. C. H. Byers;
Vice-President, Mrs. W. B. Sommers;
Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. C. B. Bagnall;
Membership committee, Mrs. George L.
Raymond and Mrs. L. G. Ferris; pro
gramme committee, Mrs. O. R. Nevitt.
Miss Jeanette Bellos and Miss Daugh
erty, the two last named being mem
bers of tne teaching staff In the local
The association will meet monthly
with alternate afternoon and evening
meetings, the first regular meeting -to
be held Wednesday, December 2.
MONUMENT DECLARED DRY
Will of Electors Defeated Iast Year
Insured This Election.
BAKER, Or., Nov. 16. (Special.)
The Grant County Court was in ses
sion Saturday and made an order de
claring the town of Monument dry, in
accordance with the result of a local
option election held there on No
Monument voted dry about a year
ago, but because of some irregulari
ties concerning the election the Counts
Court was restrained from making an
order declaring it so. Some action was
expected this time, but great pains
had been taken to make the election
legal, and no action was brought and
there will be no liquor sold In Monu
ment after January 1, 1915.
CONDON AIDS SUFFERERS
Dance and Programme Raise $25?
to Swell Relief Fund.
CONDON, Or., Nov. 16. (Special.) A
relief fund of $257 was raised In Con
don Saturday night for the benefit of
the British Red Cross by a concert and
dance given in the local skating rink.
The talent for the concert was all from
Condon and nearby otwns and the
Scotch and American dances appealed
particularly to the fancy of the crowd.
Although many attended merely to
help the cause, everybody remained to
erfjoy one of the most pleasant social
affairs ever held in Condon. After the
concert two orchestras kept the
dancers busy until a late hour.
SHERIFF JOB CONTESTED
Only Grant County Democrat Re
turned Not Assured of Post..
BAKER, Or, Nov. 16. (Special.)
wora readied here today from Canyon
City that the election for Sheriff will
be contested. The present Sheriff.
William Welsh, won over his opponent,
John W. Ambrose, by only five votes.
It is held that as many as 20 people
in Monument were not able to vote,
because there were not a sufficient
number of booths.
Mr. Welsh is a Democrat. His was
the only principal office won by the
Democrats at tne recent election.
Returns from the several American Con
Bulates and agencies in Austral) .hnnf an
aggregate export trade to the United States
during 1913 to the value of $13,159,470,
compared with S10.88S.747 In 1912; to the
Philippine Islands, $2,759,604. compared
with $3,001,113; to the Hawaiian Islands,
Nearly the Last Call of the Great
f actuirers9 Emergency and Serples Sale
Broadway at Alder
Open Evenings Until 9 o'CIock
Prices That Are Almost
Bring This Advertisement With Ton.
We Will Show You Every One.
ALL NEW PLATER PIANOS
$550 Player Piano now $188
$750 Player Piano now $237
MR. PIANO BUYER:
We would publish the names of
these Player Pianos now on sale, and
we did in one or two cases, but the
manufacturers made ns quit, but you
will be surprised to know that all of
these are old, reliable makes. The
manufacturers forced us to stop using
the makers' names on account of the
small dealers, who must obtain the
regular prices here advertised.
C Q fTC? Player Pianos T A -f T?
DOlD?6 monthly.. 5)41: At)
$650 ?6 monthly!! $245
Cr7r7fC Player Piano COOE?
4 I 4 D ?6 monthly.. tpOO
$975 S'oSfiy0. $416
QfTfTr Player Piano (POO A
P 4 4 O $H monthly. 5Oyy
Player tf M qp
(?7rtrt Player Piano (T0 A ET
cD I DJ ?6 monthly.. 50tO
$1050 nola Piano S515
STOO Pianola PianoS33 5
r.r. player Piano (OfCT
PDUU ?9 monthly.. JpyO
$950 JlXo month 430
Piano, $7 per
month. .'. ....
$6 monthly. .
QOKfl Pianola, Gr
PdOJ another $40, an-pOO
other $27 $4 down, $5 monthly.
PLAIN PORT HOLDS OWN
COW COUNTRY SPCRVS FANCY
Imported Champagne Sella for 40 Cents
a Plat and Ripe Old Hour,
boa 93 a Ke;.
SILVER LAKE, Or., Nov. 16. (Spe
cial.) That Imported champagne is
unable to hold its own in the cow coun
try with plain port and mild Madeira
of domestic vintage was shown when
the wet stock of "Jimmle" Wakefield,
bankrupt, went under the hammer at a
Sheriff's sale. To show how much they
do not think of fancy French bubbles
Silver Lake drinkers refused to bid
more than 80 cents a bottle for Mumm's
Extra Dry. Three cases of this Joy
juice from across the sea was knocked
down, one bottle at a time, at from 40
to 80 cents a pint.
Domestic wines of a vintage that re
tails at from 11.25 to 2.50 a gallon,
brought on an average as much or more
than it might have been bought for at
Bargains were had in whiskies.
Four-gallon kegs of ripe old Bourbon
sold at 2 each, and case goods brought
from 30 to 70 cents a quart, top prices
Baby Grand Pianos Less Than Upright Pianos of Same Quality
oell tor or
A Gift of $20 Free at Eilers. Free
M-rcxy-. cuiu rree wcnvciy. i"t ieea iu worry uver rirsc rayment lvioney.
Here It Is. All You Need to Do Is Bring This Advertisement With You As
We Make the First $20 Payment for You. You Do Not Need to Bring Any
Money. In Fact, We Have a Proposition Whereby You Can Start Making
Your Payments Next Year, After January 1st, 1915. We Will Take Your
Old Piano in Exchange. .
Never-Before Such Prices as Now Made by the Manufacturers' Representatives, Messrs. Ellsworth, Barnes &
Davey, and Never Before Such Terms Extended to Pianoless Homes. .Be Sure and Ask One of Our Salesmen
About tne Exceptional Offer Above Outlined.
The Old, Reliable Makes, America's Oldest and Best
$SSO Values $4S7 or $1000 Values $627 or $1250 Valu'es $776
Instruments equipped with rubber tubinp;, and a
of claptrap pointers, buttons, levers, etc., are obso
lete. Study them
We are sorry we have any. of these
can have at any price $850 values $288, or $900 values $337, etc. No. doubt
they are the greatest advertised makes on the market, but if von lik t.hpm
here they are less
price. Almost any
BROADWAY AT ALDER
frOODS OV T?T1
It was the unprecedented combination, the Manufacturers' Emergency and Surplus Sale, coupled with the sale of
the residue of the costliest makes from the Soule Bros.' Failure Sale, authorized by the court. It's a record we're
ijj.vu.u ui. cut, nvveniuer wiu do Digger, Decause me manuiacturers' representatives, isiiswortn, uarnes & Davey,
now in charge of this great sale, are making prices lower than ever heretofore equaled or heard of. Every piano
less home should make careful investigation. It is so easy to pay a little each month and own one of the superb
instruments now offered during this most extraordinary piano sale.
being paid for bonded goods of famil
Bidders were permitted to sample
bulk goods, and when the hammer of
the auctioneer dropped for the last time
there wasn't a dry throat in the house.
The proceeds of the sale were more
than $450. -
"Jimmie" Wakefield closed his Silver
Lake saloon and quietly left Lake Coun
ty two years ago. His property in Sil
ver Lake was heavily mortgaged and
his flitting was followed quickly by
bankrupt proceedings. The wet goods
just sold have been aging in a re
ceiver's hands for two years.
JUDGE FOREGOES CONTEST
BUer County Man Receives Opinion
BAKER, Or., Nov. 16. (Special.) J.
B. Messick, County . Judge-elect, an
nounced finally today that he will
take no steps to become County Judge
until the first Monday in January, the
time he would have taken office had
Judge R. D. Carter been an elected of
ficer instead of an appointee of .the
Judge Messick today received a full
opinion from Attorney-General Craw
ford that Judge Carter should continue
in office until January.
"Whether Mr. Crawford is right or
wrong in his opinion," said Judge
Messick. "I will do nothing more about
it. X will not bring the quo warranto
flayer nanos for Less With Free Music
and Free Exchange of Rolls
New $600 Baby
than half price, yes
rlayer riano sold
Until 9 o'CIock
Pianos Worth Over $86,000 Sold
f ortiancl During October
A T. "M"P1"PTT p"RTr?Tr t rmrr'T? rpTT a xr nrnj AnATw tc rrirn Trm-tri
proceedings as I first planned and will
wait until January before taking the
office to which 1 have been elected."
OLD FRIDAY MINE OPENS
Former Big Gold Producer 12 Miles
From Baker Again Worked.
BAKER. Or., Nov. 16. (Special.)
The famous Friday mine, formerly a
big gold producer. located 12 miles
from Baker, near the Virtue mine, was
reopened yesterday. Joseph Buckley,
one of the principal owners of the
property, started a force of men at
work yesterday under the direction of
George Ray, foreman.
The property will be worked con
tinuously all Winter.
Raymond Councilmen on Junket.
RAYMOND, Wash., Nov. 16, (Spe
cial.) Councilmen Culver, Shumway
and Stapleton. members of the fire and
police committee of the City Council,
left yesterday for Seattle. Tacoma and
Vancouver, where they will inspect the
different makes of automobile fire ap
paratus used in those cities, for the
purpose of determining which make
will be the most satisfactory for this
city, where the purchase of a combi
nation truck and chemical apparatus
has been authorized by the Council.
Bids were opened at the last Council
meeting, and the matter placed in the
hands of tha fire and police committee.
Storage Until Thanksgiving or Xmas
New $750 Baby
are dear at any pricel
on hand, but we
about one-third the advertised selling
on one, two or three
Look at these prices read carefully
$S50 Player Piano now $238
Steck Aeolian Make
$900 Player Piano now $337
Used, but could not be told from new.
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Mlnneapols Is preparing- to appoint women
New $50 Baby
have a few that vou
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Then after four hours he elves the patient
half ounce of citrate o( maenesia, wlUi
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With the completion of present railway
Improvements In Manchuria, the trip from
London to Japan will be reduom rr. u
6ays to 13.