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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1902.
king Figures for
It of the Taxpay
CT C. P.
pIN ON TAXATION.
Liens Could be Lifted
Estate by Higher Valu-
mperty of All Kinds
Often Cover Entire
Dec. 30, 1902. (To
emit me to express an
miestlon of taxation,
pme before the legisla
te me r"l"r "
llshts. There are
jot the question which
Icusaed by the people,
km are more Important
ulaatlort of property
loJ of raisins school
provision tor raising
! should be repealed.
many. Some ol
Row assessment of prop-
y. Low assessments
For Instance, $300
personal property 1b
system of taking 30
alios results in an ex-
B in possession
i of personal property.
per cent of its value,
i It stands thus: $1000
Irty, valued at $300,
tiemption, equals NO
of 1902 in this
fen at S31G.000, but for
calculation call It
i equals 30 per cent of
Then It Is seen that
Us the actual exemp
ting the $300,000 law
from the $1,000,000 ac
, we have $700,000 per
escaping taxation at
I real estate owners, and
both real estate and
why It makes a low
tecesslty Is this: Under
w, each county court
Elery of Bve mills for
for 190 Is less
hut for convenience
II It $5,000,000. Five
ircm raises $30,000.
'Wes of the county
Do this and then the assessor can
place his values high or low. The
county court can run the mills up or
down as necessary.
Under such a law there would bo
no reason for low assessments. High
er assessments would result Instead
of a 28-mlll tax levy It would bo only
six to 10. The evils of low assess
ments would bo no more.
C. P. STRAIN.
Assessor-elect of Umatilla county.
SHORTAGE IN ACCOUNTS.
Office of Police Judge Nelson, of As
toria In Bad State.
Astoria, Dec. 30. Tho accounts of
Police Judge and Auditor H. E. Nel
son, deceased, are found to be from
$3000 to $4000 short. The books are
not doctored, but a system of "rais
ing" city warrants has been going on
Judge Nelson was serving his
fourth term, and no suspicion has
ever been attached to his actions.
Exports are now engaged In examin
ing tho books and accounts.
SPANISH TROOPS READY.
May Be -Sent to Morocco to Assist the
Sultan to Overthrow the Pretender
Foreigners Hastening to the
Madrid, Dec 3ft. The cabinet at
the meeting today Is discussing the
All troops are under mobilization
orders and trains are in readiness to
convey troops southward.
Reports received her say that the
sultan failed to escape from Fez,
Rebels are now Infesting the city
The pretender himself is only 20
miles from Fez.
Word Is being sent to all foreign'
era In the Interior of Morocco to has
ten and escape to the coast.
To Maintain Status Quo.
The rebelB have cut off the water
supply of Fez. Unless the southern
Ivabyls come to the aid of the town
the Imperial authorities will be forc
ed to capitulate within three days
The Spanish authorities here are fit
ting up a wireless telegraph system
between Couta Melllta and here in or
der to keep In constant touch.
Great Britain and France have as
sured Spain that they desire to main
tain a status quo In the event that
the pretender Is victorious.
BY R EQ U EST
Commissioner of Land Office
Resigns at Demand of Sec
retary of Interior.
IN' SUBORDINATE'S OFFICE.
Jim Hill Will Resist the Trainmen's
Portland, Or., Dec. 30. It is bellev-
ed here that Jim Hill will resist the
demands of the trainmen and opera
tors of the Northern Pacific, and that
a strike is inevitable. Employes of
the Northern Pacific and Great North
ern are conferring In Seattle today on
DEED OF A LONE
HOLDS UP A TRAIN IN
SUBURBS OF LOUISVILLE.
Ina Fight With Conductor Both Are
'Wounded Secured Only a Small
Sum- of Money Jumped From Car
Louisville. Dec. 30. A lone robber.
masked and heavily armed, boarded
the Louisville & Nashville train at the
juctlon outside of thacity limits at
o clock this morning. When within
four blocks of the residence section
ho Jumped out from concealment in
a Pullman and ordered the train con
ductor, Keene, to throw up his hands,
Keene sprang forward and struck
the robber in the face. The robber
fired at Keene, who received a bad
scalp wound. He then ran into the
express car. the robber firing after
The .robber then marched the Pull
man conductor and porter through
the train Into the day coach and start
ed to robbing the passengers. He se
cured only small sums.
Conductor Keen reappeared carry
ing a shotgun and the robber Jumped
from the car. Tho conductor pulled
the cord and shot both barrels at the
robber, who was wounded. A special
train and natrol wagon brought a
large number of policemen, who failed
to capture the bandit.
'tils sura would pro-
ny Purposes, or
W'cy seems to for-
fntenaent J. u.
'Jlra. ' mAKltse six
1 Ma in. x
J3"8 whe as-
" reauce as- Conscience Money.
I lit 0.1- St. Paul, Dec. 30. The Hamllne
1 ca -.71" way, Methodist University has been en
tohUsT; , w wel with $300,000. Jim. Hill, the
achon! ""rannl railroad magnate, Marie and John
children. J Morton gave $50,000 each.
Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 30. Wheat 74 Q
73 per bushel.
Wheat In San Francisco.
San Francisco. Dec. 30. Wheat
$1.381.38 per cental.
Assistant Commissioner .William A.
rtlchards Will Take Charge Mr.
Hermans Will Return to. Roseburg
and Resume His Practice May En.
ter Senatorial Race.
Washington, Dec. 30. Binger Her
mann, commissioner of tho general
land office, has resigned, and will bo
succeeded by William A. Richards,
now the assistant commissioner of
the general land office.
Mr. Hermanns resignation was re
quested about two weeks ago by the
secretary of the interior, and was im
mediately presented. Charges have
been preferred against two of the sub
ordinate officials in the land offices
involving alleged Irregularities, and
they have been given a specific time
In which to make answer,
FOR SHEEP MEN
Grant County Cattlemen Pre
paring to Keep Out the In
vading Hordes of Sheep.
SETTLERS ARE AGITATING
A TWO-MILE LIMIT LAW.
Quotations Furnished by the Coe
Commission Company I. C. Major
Local Manager, Room 4, Associa
tion Block. . .
Minneapolis, Dec. 30. Whrat The
market opened at last night's clos
ing prices. Liverpool came n quarter
lower for both wheat nnd corn. Re
ceipts again show signs of dropping
off. Minneapolis reporting 231 enre
against 381 last year, and Dnluth 44
against 56 lasts year. The market
seems to be In a wnltlng position for
anv decided nows, either of a bearish
or bullish character, which wo'uld
probably cause quite a flurry. The
only thing that seems to bo against
the bulls Is the absence of any con
centrated shortage In tho market. The
market rertalnly shows great
strength to hold so firm In the fnce
of the prevailing dullness.
Corn iMarket opened unchanged
tu- r, . .u.l from yesterdny's elose. Liverpool
...c r.u.H...c ..u v. .... cospd ,owcr tha yestor(1(lyi
Blue and Strawberry Mountains
Forest Reserve Has Stirred Up the
People of Grant Who Look Upon
it as a Scheme to Rob Them.
John Day City, Ore., Dec. 30.
Grant and Baker county cattlemen
and settlers are agitating for a two
mile limit law, similar to that In op
eration in Idaho and California, by
which sheep ranging is not permitted
within two miles of any settler's hab
itation. This puts a new phase on the bitter
and bloody range feud that exists in
this county between home and for
eign stockmen, for while the move
in Grant county Is apparently one of
settlers against sheep owners, it Is
really a step against the invading
His resignation will take effect the hordes of Morrow, Gilliam, Wheeler,
1st of February or 1st of March. He
will be succeeded by present Deputy
Commissioner Richards, of Wyoming.
In confirming the announcement, Mr.
"I have wanted to return to Rose
burg to resume the practice of my
profession, and have contemplated re
signing for a year or more. I have
held this office longer than any ofmy
predecessors, except two, since the ofV
flee was created in 1812 .having enter
ed upon my duties soon after the
first Inauguration of the late Presi
dent McKInley, nearly six years ago.
I have endeavored to administer the
affairs of- the office so as to do in
justice to no one, whether he be
homesteader or corporation seeking
Mr. Hermann would not say wheth
er he would enter the senatorial race
in Oregon, nor would he say that he
would allow the use of his name in
connection with tie senatorship.
Cuban Reciprocity Treaty In Danger
Sugar Senators Merg With New
Washington. Dec. 30. The opposi
tion to the Cuban reciprocity treaty
is increasing. It must be ratified be
fore February or it will be lost.
President Roosevelt is very anxious
concerning the matter. An effort is
being made to form a coalition be
tween the sugar senators who oppose
the Cuban treaty, the New England
senators who oppose the Newfound
land and French treaties together
with the Florida and California sen
ators, who oppose the importations of
cheap fruits rrom the British West
Indies with which a treaty Is also
HOLY WAR FEARED.
May Have to Be
as Chinese Rebels
Washington, Dec. 30. Many for
eigners, especially Spaniards. Ger
mans and English, are cooped in Fez
and will be Imperiled if the rebels
wagp a holy war, which is feared. A
possibility of the repetition of the
Pekln expedition Is being discussed
In diplomatic circles here.
London, Dec. 30. Tho British min
Ister has been Instructed through all
consuls to request the British sub
jects t& hasten to the coast, as a re
ligious war la feared.
STREET CAR ACCIDENT.
Thirty Injured In Marlon, Ind. Car
Marlon, Ind., Dec. 30. Thirty peo
ple were Injured, two fatally. In a
street car accident this morning. The
car, running at a high rate of speed,
was derailed, rolled, down an embank
ment and crushed the occupants.
To Succeed Dickey.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 30. Charles
Horton, assistant superintendent of
the Western Uplon, will probably
succeed Superintendent Dickey, who
dlod last night.
Crook and other county sheep which
pour in here annually for . summer
Simultaneously comes the tidings
that Grant county stockmen are pre
paring for organization sufficiently
strong to keep out these sheep and
reserve next season's range for home
stockmen. It makes tho outloook for
trouble in the spring brighter than
ever, though the brilliant outlook for
range war in 1902 was more than ful
filled. Organized Resistance.
Active, organized resistance to the
annual campaign of outside sheep
against Grant county range, a cam
paign so successful that of late years
the range has had no show at all. is
precipitated this season by the gener
al stirring up caused by the prospec
tive establishment of the Blue and
Strawberry Mountain forest reserve,
whose temporary lines embrace
3,200,000 acres of mainly summer
range territory in Grant county and
The settlers of Grant look on the
forest reserve proposition as a
scheme to rob them. They regard it
as a "colossal steal." They regard it
big outside sheep men who range here
In summer was partly Wobably un
justly blamed for inspiring the re
serve. This was before the guilt, In
the eyes of Grant settlers, was finally
laid on school land grafters, but it
served to make the stern prejudice
against foreign sheepmen fiercer than
ever, and to rouse a sentiment whose
result has been preparation for early
and concerted opposition.
That the stockmen of the county
intend to make a clean and thorough
job is evidenced by tho fact that they
are getting ready to resist both
through the state law and througl;
themselves. If the legislature this
winter passes the two-mile law. as Is
hoped, It will be made very uncomfor
table for visiting flocks, which would
men have the law against them In
addition to tho menace of the settler's
If tho law does not pass, the set
tlers do not propose to Jet the sum
mer season sheep get in at all, taking
me question or Keeping them out in
their own hands. Last year thev
were all let In, but the Intermittent
spit or tne long Missouri rifle served
as a partial deterrent for the alleg
ed range destroyers.
Receipts are heavy, 672 cars being re
ported. All reports from the corn
belt Indicate a large amount of corn
to come forwnrd as soon as cars can
bo secured. Of course tho market
would at once feel the effects of con
tinued lnrge receipts which nro liable
to come as soon or 'the railroads can
furnish the cars, but should we get
a break from this cause It would bo
largely sentimental, as tho quality of
corn Is very poor and there Is liable
to be a grand scramble for contract
corn next May.
Oots Market opened dull, very lit
tle doing on either side of tho mar
ket, although It seems to require
very little buying to advance prices.
Receipts, 238 cars.
Provisions Opened easier on a
heavy run of hogs and a fractional
decline fit the yards. Provisions have
a Very good advance and It would
probably be well to bo cautious about
making purchases around present
prices; think they nre n purchase.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
Chicago, Dec. 30.
May .... 76
December 45 U
New York, Dec. 30.
December 69 59
May 48 48
, , , ,
Herbert Mundell, a Mere Lad,
Acknowledges Robbing the
NOW ON HIS WAY TO
PORTLAND FOR SENTENCE.
FEMALE MIDGET DEAD.
Smallest In the World Welnheri
uniy 10 found.
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 30. Fat.
ma Hopoo, tho female Benneso mid.
get, one of the smallest In the world,
28 years old, weight 15 pounds, died
at Beaumont last night. She was
taken sick on the stage and died al-
moat instantly. She was world fa
mous. Her twin brother is iivw
Washington, Doc. 30. The training
ship Buffalo put Into Pcnsacola to
j?yu J1"6 commanding officer reports
diphtheria aboard and two youths
dead. The paUenU were taken to the
HELD BY RAILROAD8
Much Suffering In Chicago Especially
Among the Poor People 47.60
Ton Clear Profl1 at Present Prlco,
Chicago, Doc. 30. An investiga
tion inio me reputed combine of rail
roads and mine ouoratom tn mnnim.
late tho coal market began this morn
nuiuuy-uuuMrai liamiln In nnno.
tioning many witnesses. One testified
that it cost $1.50 a ton to mlno and
lay down tho soft coal of tho Illinois
ueius in unicago.
"uw was oaercu tliat onnrmrinu
quantities or coal aro now being hold
on BUDuman side tracks, although
the city is Buffering
Coal today sells at $9 a ton, caus-
e juucu uunering among the poor.
The main line of InvnHllp-ntln,, t n
show whether the'rallwav nfflMai.
and railways own tho, stock of the
THE PEN8ION PLAN.
Scheme Used by Standard Oil Com
pany to Keep Employes From
wow rork. Doc. an. p,ni..
.1,,. o. .
luvowuuaru un uompany in all parts
w. w.D wujiu aro promised much ben
efit by the pension ninn in ini.
lect New years. Any employe reach-
mo use 01 o. arter zo years serv
ice may retJro at one-fourth salary, It
applies to the highest officials down,
Pari8, Dec. 30. Thn nnnnnl m.ot
iag of tho Panama canal company
was held this afternoon. Tho report
showed that 1800.000 waa lost
Had Been Spending Money Too Free
ly Which Drew the Suspicion of
Postoffice Inspector Clark Boy Is
Only 15 Years Old Came o Alba
Alba, Dec. 30. Herbert Mundell
was arrestotl horo at 10 o'clock last
night on the chnrge of robbing tho
postofTlce here on Chrlstsmas night
Mundell Is only 15 years of ago. He
and his mother camo hero from the
State of Washington about six months
ago. He has tho reputation of bolng
of unsaVory character, but It was his
own fault that he was arrested.
Since the robbery tho young man
has been upending money n little too
freely and this caused suspicion to
fall upon him. Ho would go Into the
store hero and spend a few dollars
and always had soveral dollars Ip
sight, which was something unusual.
Postofflco Inspector Clark, of Walla
Walla, who has been hero working
on tho caso, became convinced that
It was young Mundell who took tho
money and ho at once began to ferret
out evidence to warrant an arrest.
Monday evening ho wont to the home
of tho lad and accused him of the
crime. He broken down nnd acknowl
edged to being tho thief nnd was Im
mediately placed In custody.
Inspector Clark left on the stage
this morning for Pendleton and from
there will tako his prisoner to Port
land, where tho boy will rocelvo hla
PAWNED THEIR ' JEWELS.
Tageblatt Reports Tha1 Princess Lou
ise and Her Brother Are In Need
Vienna, Dec. 30. Tho Tageblatt to
day reports that tho crown princess of
Saxony and her brother wore In
financial straits. Tho archduke tried
to borrow $20,000 from
lender, but was refused. Their Jew
els have been pawned.
KING ORDERS ACCOUNT.
Will Deny the Story of III Treatment
to Princess Louise.
Dresden, Dec. .10. A full account nf
the actions of Princess Loulso has
been ordored prepared bv tho Mm
of Saxony, who Is anxious to dispel
tho unfavorable sentiment toward
him and tho crown nrlncn. Tin min
deny tho stories of 111 treatment and
will show that tho flight waa caused
by the discovery of tho Glron nraour.
WRECK ON MONON.
Three Trainmen Killed Many Cattle
Also Killed Caused by an Open
Qulncy, III,, Doc. 30. A frnlfrht tin
tho Monon railway ran throng n
open switch this mornlnir find rnlfnri
oyer a 10-foot embankmont. The en
gineer, fireman and brakoman were
killed. Eight cars nf livnainv
in the train and many cattle were
Killed. Tho others wern tmm,i..,i
on and mangled.
Vienna. Doc. 30. Prnmio. lr.i...
today roaignod In
hitch bctweon himself and tho Hun
garian premier. The emperor baa
not accepted the resignation as yet.
CRACKER CREEK PACTS
North Polo mln
0 JiIrf0. years "8 for 1600,000. It
has 6000 feet on tho mother lode.
It 8 nOW Worth Ivanla . .
jBrg -- -"u. uiiiiiuo aof
The South Pnln mln L
Ml feet on 'the aim e" fed o. ha.
tunnels, amounting tr, -inn ... ...
n ore. We expect within less tbaa
three years' work to bare a mine m
VanUal2Le North Pole Is tSday.
South Pole stock ! .aiiin.
cents until about January Jet
"7 umuro tue price ralsas.
See Qahaoan at Ma.... .
office, Pendleton, Ore.