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IIE1TNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1904.
We aro jtrcjiftred to furnish to the farmers FORMALDE
1IYUIC, for tlio prevention of Htnut in wheat. It 1b cheap
er, tuoro effective, and much canier UHtid than Blue Vitrol.
Call at our store and got literature, and directions how to
ue it. Price, oO cents a pint.
Slocum Drus Co.
DECORATED SEMI-PORCELAIN WARE FREE
By purchiiHing $25.00 worth of goods at this store you re
ceive free of chargj a Bet of this beautiful ware - - - -
PREFERED STOCK GOODS
No Stale Goods
NEW AND FRESH
. . CALL
And see us and we will treat you right.
Cor. Main and Willow 8te.
and Granite Works
Anyona thinking of serurlng a
monument (or a departed re
lallve or rli-ud Will do well to
Rnt our prices bvlore purchasing
W are prepared to do all Cemetery and building work at reduced prices.
Have jnat opened a new
saloon at the corner of
Main and May streets
and Cigaro . ,.
Hot and Cold Lunches
IF YOU BUY IT OF BORG IT'S
We bava the bct aiwtortment of
WRti lien In thin nei-non ol the Hlale.
We will duplicate auy reliable watch
at the price, ve you exprena chargei,
and any rlxkol future annoyance.
We H'll rcllnhlc wnt. hc (rm fi.SO up.
We aull the 7, 11. If., 17, and lil-Jcweled
wauhei In the different rradea In
Nickel. Sterling Kllver, (iold Killed and
14 K. Holld (iold cawa. '
We Guarantee all watchea, and If they
prove faulty from workmanthlp, we
will fully return your money.
P. O. BORG
JEWELER A.VD OPTICIAN
Two Balis Take Effect, One
DEATH IS INSTANTANEOUS
Tragedy Started Over Quarrel
In Saloon and Ended In
I have everything grown in the nur
sery line, and can give you better
satisfaction in selection, quality
and prices than anyone. All stock
guaranteed as represented : : :
HARRY CUMMINGS I
I HARDMAN, ORE.
.. LOOK HERE..
IS Till', ONLY PLACK IN TOWN WHERE YOU CAN GET A
Cup of Hot Href Tea Chicken Soun, Bouillon Soup, Oyster Bouil
lon, Oyatrr Cocktails, and other hot drinks. We alio keep the best
line of Candies In the market. And if you want a smoke, you csn
get any kind you want, for we kerp all the leading brands of
DOMESTIC and IMPORTED CIGARS
ASIIHAUGII & AYERS
The Humbler Lenda
BUY AN UP-TO-DATE WHEEL
All kinds of repair
work promptly at
tended to. Bicycle
Opposite Palace Hotel
your preient glawi don't tult you
you need a new pair
you bare aye trouble
CALL AND BEE MB
la Heppner the first week In each
mouth at Heppner Drug Co.
LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLE
Wm. GORDON, Prop.
Hal added a number of First Clans horses and New Riga, both
Buggies and Hacks, and offers yon first class service, and yoa will
rucelve courteous treatmont. A sliara of yoor patronage lilt
Do a general Dray and
Transfer business. All
kinds of heavy hauling.
Household goods moved
and handled with care.
given to all work
Hop Gold Beer
Cantwell & Mitchell
MAIN STREET, - - - - Heppner, Oregon, a
WRITINa IN 8I0HT MEANS
BEST TYPEWRITER MADE -
AOSNCV AT aa MONT ST. PORTLAND
In advance of direct information in re
gard lo the shooting affray in which
Frank Natter lout hi life, on last Satur
day night, the incident has been the
subject of much discussion and specula
tion, as the eye witnesses refused to di
vulge the particulars prior to the pre
liminary trial and that was withheld
until the return of District Attorney
Phelps, who was on a business trip to
Granite and Baker City, and did not re
turn until Tuesday evening.
Immediately after the return of Mr,
Phelps, a coroner's jury was summoned
by Coroner Uiggs, and the inquest held,
the verdict of the jury reading as fol
Inquisition taken at Heppner, Oregon,
on the ijth day of November, 1904, be
fore Dr. A. K. Uiggs, coroner of said
county, upon view of the body of Frank
Natter, then and there lying dead, upon
the oath of six good and lawful men of
the said county, who being duly sum
moned and sworn to inquire into all the
circumstances attending the death of
the said Frank Natter, and by whom
the same was produced, and what man
ner ana when and where the said Frank
matter came to His death, do say upon
their oaths aforesaid, that we find that
Frank Natter came to bis death by gun
shot wounds by persons unknown to us
on the 12th day of November, 1904, at
the recorder's office in the town o!
In witness whereof, as well as the said
coroner as the Jurors aforesaid, have to
this inquieilion lJr-!ttntnJ
seals on the day of the date hereof.
6. P. Gakbiocis,
A. E. Wright,
D. A. IIkrkkn,
J. K. Cabb,
. C. Ashbacgh,
D. 0. Jcsttjs.
Dr. A. K. Hiqgb, Coroner.
The tacta in the case as gleaned from
witneeBes examined before the coroner's
ury, show that Frank Natter and P. C.
Creswell had become involved in a quar
rel in a saloon earlier in the evening,
Saturday, before the shooting affray,
and that Creswell had been arrested for
striking Natter; that Creswell bad been
taken by Marshal Rasmus before City
Recorder W. A. Ricliardton for trial,
and that while a complaint against Cres
well was beina made out, Natter entered
the recorder's office and was four min
utes later followed by Dee Matlock. It
alto appears that Natter and Creswell
engaged in hot words in talking over
the incident which occurred between
them at the saloon, and that this dis
cussion led to Creswell being knocked
down by Natter with a revolver; that
when Creswell arose, filing begun, but
neither the marshal nor recorder could
positively say who shot first, or, as to
that matter, who did any of the shoot
Aut previous to the shooting, wit
nesses testified that Natter had a gun in
his hand, and with it prevented the
marshal from interfering. After the
firing had ceased Natter's gun was found
by his side with do empty chambers, in
dicating that he bad not fired a shot
Mr. Richardson testified that he left the
room as soon as the shooting com
menced, bnt as soon as the firing ceased
he entered and found Creswell standing
to one side of the door and Matlock to
the other, and that soon after Matlock
left the room and a few minutes later
Creswell aleo left. Natter was then ex
amined and found to be dead, and Cor
oner Higgs notified.
There was no evidence to show that
Matlock bad a gun at any time in the
recorder's office. While there was evl
donee to show that Creswell bad s gun
in his hand while standing at the side of
the door after the shooting, there was
no evidence to show that the gun had
been fired, as Creswoll'a gun was not
secured by the officers until the next
day after the shooting.
The post mortem eiamination made
Mouday afternoon by Corouer Uiggs
and Dr. Hunlouk, shows that Natter
as shot twice, once In the breast,
which was not necessarily fatal, but
that the wound In the head resulted in
immediate death. Another bullet also
struck a bank book in Natter's pocket.
bnt made onlv a blue spot on the body.
It is reported that Creswell received a
flesh wound in the neck from a bullet,
also that bis upper lip was badly cut,
presumably done by Natter when he
knocked Creswell down with his gun.
What other evidence will be brought
out at the trial of Matlock, who is under
bonds for bis appearance in court, other
than that given at the coroner's in
quest, an outline of which ia here given,
is a matter of speculation, as witnesses
have refused to talk, other than per
haps to tba authorities. The prelim
inary trial has been postponed nntil
Wednesday of next week. Jndge 8. A.
Bennett of The Dalles, Judge Balleray,
and Col. J. II. Raley of Pendleton, we
are informed, have been retained as
counsel by Matlock.
The killing of Natter was quite a ead
affair, as he leaves a young wife to
whom he was married only last July,
and an aged father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Natter, Frank being
their only child. Mrs. Natter is a niece
of C. A. and T. A. Rhea of this city.
Frank Natter has been engaged in
the ealoon business in Heppner for tev-
eral years, and has been considered
rather a qoiet man, seldom if ever hav
ing any trouble of a startling nature
previous to this time.
His funeral occurred yesterday after
noon and was very largely attended,
and the remains laid to rest in the
Heppner cemetery. The funeral was
conducted by the Elk's lodge, of which
deceased was a member.
Clip Not Contracted.
Reports have reached Boston from
Oregon that the Eastern Oregon and
Idaho wool clip for 1905 ia being con
tracted as nign as twenty cents per
Alarmed at these reports, the Boston
commission houses that have been buy
ing Eastern Oregon wool every year for
the last quarter of a century, have writ
ten to Jas. H. Gwinn, secretary of the
Oregon Wool growers' association, to as
certain if there is any truth in the state
air. tjrwinn nas replied mat the re
ports are exaggerated; that very little,
if any Oregon wool ia yet contracted
ancr wnat nag Deen soia nas veca aoiu on
the quiet, and no one except the buyer
and individual seller know the prices.
He also advised the commission bouses
to use their influence in sustaining the
markets of Oregon, and prevent an
early stampede of contracting, to de
moralize the spring markets.
Mr Gwinn has received no report of
any wool having been contracted tn
Eastern Oregon and believes the wool-
growers will observe the wool pool and
sales days as usual. Idaho wool has
been sold and Utah wool ia also con
tracted, but Oregon, he hopes, will not
break over and demoralize the Wool-
growers' association and the sales days
that have proved to be of such vital im
portance in stimulating prices of Oregon
wool for the paBt two years.
Determined to Ran Down
Band of liorsethieves.
ONE MAM UNDER ARREST.
A Deputy Sheriffs Posse Has
Been Organized In North
ern Grant County.
A dispatch from Long Creek to the
Saturday Oregonian, says a deputy
sheriff's posse had been organized to
round np and capture a gang of horse-
thieves whose depredations have become
so widespread and bold as to make the
situation on the range in Northern
Grant intolerable. A later disnatcb
"The first suspect of the gang of stock
thieves baa been arrested, and a dozen
armed men have surrounded the camp
in which the other men of the rustling
band are believ.d to have hidden. Jim
Male is the man arrested by Deputy
Sheriff Coffey. The posse came upon
him while he was sleeping in a cabin in
the mountains several miles from here."
The present uprising in Northern
Grant against the semiorganized gang
of rustlers, from which no man's horses
have been safe, is the climax of years of
patient endurance. Individual arrests
have been made from time to time by
the sheriffs of Grant and Umatilla
counties, but the band as a whole haa
never been broken up. Occasional re
cruits from trusted sources have kept
the outlaw ranks from depletion.
It is the peculiar system of this par
tially organized gang which has enabled
the members to operate successfully for
many years. Tbey are not a spectacular
band of horsemen, who sweep into a
district and out again, taking with them
100 or 150 head, They are residents ol
Northern Grant itself or contiguous ter
ritory, and rarely take more than two
or irircc auiuiais ai lue lime.
Bolder and more and active operations
than even the harassing thefts of the
past three years have been in progress
since spring, and this thoroughly earn
est manbnnt, to which the patient stock
men have at last been stirred, promises
to break up or actually wipe oat one of
the most annoying bands of bad men
that ever tormented the interior.
Mr. May has started three of his chil
dren to school.
Mr. Lundell is laying the stone foun
dation for I. R. Esteb's new barn.
Frank Barlow expects to move his
family onto the Akers place next week.
Mrs. Thos. Paraan and daughter
spent Tuesuay afternoon with Mrs.
The election was very quiet in this
vicinity. Prohibition carried by seyen
The voters left the schoolhouse in
very filthy condition; but with the aid
of Miss Akers and a few of the pupils,
the teacher succeeded in cleaning it np
The preaching at the schoolhouse last
Sunday by the Rev. Mr. Sewell, was
well attended. Mr. Sewell is without
doubt a grand speaker. He is holding
services at present at Eight Mile.
F. M. Holmes has purchased a fine
Baily piano from Scott k Barnett of Pen
dleton. Miss Lena Holmes expects to
take piano lessons hereafter instead of
organ lessons. The same agent's left
Haddorfl piano at Geo. Parman's for
DcWitt's Witch Hazel Salve haa cored
thousands of cases of piles. "I bought a
box of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salye on
the recommendation of our druggist," so
writes C, II. LaCroix, of Zavalla, Tex
"and UBed it for a stubborn cese of piles,
It cured me -permanently." Sold by
Heppner Drug Co.
Wood and Posts.
I have a large number of tamarack
posts and lots of fir and tamarack cord
wood for sale at my ranch near the coal
mines. Willabjd Uaaaaa.
Lively Interest in Stock Show
of 1905 Exposition.
Portland, Nov. 15. Stockraisers, not
only over the whole United States, but
also in Canada and Mexico, are display
ing a lively interest in the big livestock
contest which is to be a feature of the
Lewis and Clark Fair at Portland next
year. Kichard Scott of the Oregon
state commission, who has just returned
from St. Louis, where he went in the
interests of next year's stock display at
the centennial, says that be found the
stockmen there enthusiastic about the
fair, and that he feels confident that the
number of exhibitors next summer will
The management of the exposition
has appropriated a $40,000 fund to be
distributed as prizes and premiums.
and this tact has been responsible to a
large extent, for the interest shewn by
owners of various kinda of stock.
The apportionment of the $40,000
fund as recently made by the executive
committee is as follows:
Horses, eta 8 A 112,000
Cattle, class B 10.500
Hheep and goats, class C 6,000
ine, dais V 3.500
Poultry and pets, class E 1,600
The conditions governing the exhibit
and the classification ot awards are now
Harb W. Edwards Injured,
Herb W, Edwards of DesMoines, Iowa,
got a fall on an icy walk last winter,
spraining his wrist and bruising his knee
"The next day," he says, "they were ao
sore and stiff I was afraid I would have
to stay in bed, but I rubbed them well
with Chamberlain's pal a balm and after
a few applications all soreness nad dis
appeared." For sale by Slocum Di ug Co
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of The Thompson Creek Coal Com
pany will be held at the office of G. W.
Phelps on Monday, December 6, 1004,
at 7 p. m., for the purpose of electing
directors for the ensuing year, and for
the transaction of uch business as may
come before the meeting.
nl7-dl R. F. Uri, Sacy.