t iMPrnmnM DAILY EVEN INB EDIT IQH j Eastern Oregon Weather I i h i : 1 -- ... , Tonight shuwcrs nml thunder Htorms; cooler; Friday fair. 5c A wcwv. PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTET M3H 24, 1903. NO. ROUTDALE and One of the as Shot by the GIANT ON EXPRESS CAR. out Twenty Minutes was Shot at Twice d Highwayman Was the Engineer Is In Portland. scheduled to reach 0 this morning, was ht ahout 9:30, three nl Troutdale. When Into Troutdale two hack of the tender Ad anni as tne mini headway tho men I! uwai MUM .. ..., (olllnrr they saw a white to stop. This tho ... niUi . ''Un.lnn Tlnproll n come with iild not be A! a,,, rvn el. H nui:i:iiui! iui. wiiiuji with giant powder, of long poles. Tho on the end of these for the liibo to do Its 1 II llll! II IlllIW IIIIL o Imvnr nnnolu nf lirifli the express inesseu- on tho bandits as quick succession. nu me engineer nnu of tho robbers. A nilPH fllinuii mo llfinrt ie ground. The rob the temple and the the robbers wished work that they had ther members of the out. This was done, at the side of the t! Hill inn Irnlt. et.i- clapsed. During this on mo tram were ' was no excitement nc train tlrat stopped, a braknmnn nn iim . . w 1 1 .lit ian near the end of a man stepped from anu took a shot at to get back to th n mrt.i. l.i i .1 itvuu ua, warned through a got off nn thn train. There was a -w-OV VM1 UU LUIS who shot down the na Smith got into - wit, nu 101a ov.b liiul LUBV Un. and thv "7 hut before Jne traln had ii, V '..uu B posse 'he trail of tho i.n. nrinii wmC WHH nvnr. - .ica iroTYi thn c enpie and face, t that to, wiU re. was nut on ui run ohi ot. r L' f . i wnJ 'nieent, 01 as on ik- . ... s nainfiii .1. unnr thn. i. hV 1 00 wm re vere aro no rnmnii. this morning Sheriff Storey, In pur suit of the robbers, found ono lying beside tho track at the sceno of the hold-up, with buckshot wounds in his head, fatally wounded. Ho would not toll the names of the others. It is bolioved ho will confess before ho dies. He was brought to tltls city. The other desperadoes are being pursued. Tho polico believe they have gained this city by boat. Robert Forster on the Train. Robert Forster, of this city, who was on the train, with Dr. F. W. Vin cont, says of the affair: "I was sitting in the tourist car near tho roar end of tho train, and when the engineer came to a gradual stop at such a distanco from a sta tion, there seemed to bo an instan taneous understanding among the passengers that something was wrong. As soon as tho shots were fired Dr. Vincent and I walked through tho train to tue first car, and soon many passengers wore on the ground. If there had been any largo pistols among the passengers they could have shot tho robbers before they got out of sight. There was no oxcltoraent. Tho first aim of tho peo ple and tho crow was to relievo tho sufferings of the engineer, who was shot through the fleshy part 67 the broast. He was taken on board the train, and tho fireman ran the engine until wo met tho other train going to Portland." Conner Will Die. Portland, Sept. 24. James Conners was brought to tho county jail this morning and then taken to Good Sa maritan hospital, where he will prob ably die. One shot went through his nead. At times he is unconscious. He will not talk, only to say he lives in Portland. His hands show ho is a worklngman, and ho wears overalls and a jumper. Back to Washington, Oyster Bay, Sept. 24, Tho execu tive office. It Is expected, will be cleared Saturday night. President Iloosovelt and his family will leave Monday morning for Washington on a special train. Liverpool Grain. Liverpool, Sept. 24. Wheat open ed pence lower nnd corn pence lower; wheat closed M&M pence lower, a,nd corn V5 pence lower. MESSENGER BOYS ON STRIKE C. P. STRAIN'S ARGUMENT IN 0. R. S N. TAX County Assessor Makes an Able Showing in Presenting His Side of the Assessment of Railroad Properly. RAILROAD MHIM SCAhCE. The East Oregonian takes pleasure , 000 per mile upon their track and in printing. In full, the able defense roadbed. made hv ronntv Aispusnr r p Second: To my assessment of $21 made by county Assessor C. P. 1 00() upou thelr (ol,ot sr0Ululs oiru.n, in me u. K. At w. lax case.. Third: To my assessment of $21 wnno it will bo Impossible to publish S50 upon their supplies. it all in one issue, it will be run from 1 will discuss these objections In ,i.v . j ...n .i, i . their reverse order. The company r.n ' u . . , Iliad the material hero on tue first day wum, nun- ukn Fiiiiiura lu of March, iuu3. They don t deny that rcao ine entire paper. 1 1 valued tne road at what It was Without doubt Mr. Strain hns nri. i worth excluslvo of this material. 1 nared the most elahoral.. n.i wade a separate assessment upon the " , , material. sumsiicai arncie upon tne suuject or railroad taxation ever made In tho Btato of Oregon. It Is the first time tho subject has been treated from an expert standpoint, and It is a paper that will mark an epoch In the his tory of assessments In the state. The amount of patient and well directed research, necessary to compile the ar guments, and the vital comparisons made hetweon the values of property under different conditions, in differ ent parts of the United States, shows a wonderful energy, and the millings of Mr, Strain upon the subject will stand for future reference In Umatil la county and In the Stale of Oregon, for years to come. Following Is the Introductory and a portion of his argument: Assessor Strain Said. As an Introductory to this discus sion, I desire to Invite your attention to the geogrnpnical strength of this company's position. It commands the Columbia basin as no other road ran. This basin Is Loss to County In 1901 In this connection I will suggest that the company had In lliOl cash and current assuts to tho amount of $2,547,9GS and materials aud supplies to tne amount of ?759,1S9. Total, $.'!, 307,157. Against tills were current liabilities to the amount of $S79.748 Their not personal property at that tlmo amounted to $2,427,409 oxclu slvo of their rolling stock. This coun ty's assessed pro rata of that proper ty would have given us $121,028. Wo got nothing. It might lie well for you to call ui- on the company for a statement of their personal property this year. As to their second objection. I val nod their depot grounds just as I did adjoining proiierty, and then deduct ed $C,000 from tho total. Owing to Its seml-publle usage and the nature of their title I admit ted to their tax commissioner that their objections upon this point had some force. I agreed to reconsider In Itself nn pmnirfi suttlinir nn and I the matter upon condition that tho aeveionniir ns lew oiner localities are -"i'"" n una in; ASK SHORTER HOURS AND BETTER PAY IN CHICAGO. vcf was kooiij .... 'ck this morning. r-uruana '-At 2:30 o'clock They Are Workinp to Strike All Over the gere Will Fill Their Girls. Extend the City Mana Places With Chicago, Sept. 21. Messenger boys in tho Western Union down town of fices struck this morning for more pay and shorter hours. They demand $4.50 to $0 per week and an eight hour day. Two hundred boys aio parading the streets, visiting tho otrices and induc ing other boys to join, and have picketed offices. Policemen are guarding those who did not strike, The managers say they can fill their placos with girls, as in the last strike. Organizer Fitzpatrick, of the Federation of Labor, will form a Mes sengers' Union. GRAIN MARKETS. Quotations Furnished by Coe CommlB slon Company B, E. Kennedy, Lo cal Manager. Chicago. Sent. 24. As usual the case, following a weak aud dlsap' pointing market, tho feeling in trad' ing circles tonight is despondent. The fact that neither good rallroau earnings nor favorable crop reports cut any figure In speculation nas spurred operators for the decline to renew efforts which are not aggres slvely opposed by the big men. The iattor. however, continue to buy stocks on tho fall down, . The bears had another inning to day in wheat and corn, wheat clos ing almost the low point, and eoru at the low spot. Opening .... 77 .... 79'4 Close. 78 Wheat Dec. ... may . . , Corn Dec r 47V4 May 47 Minneapolis, Sept. 24. Wheat Opening. Doc. 75 May 7 Chicago Wheat Chicago, Sept. 24. Wheat ojiened at 77; closed 76. 45 45' Close; 77 Two thousand steel workers at Lobanon and Cornwall, Pa., are Idle from shutting down of furnaces. Over production Is alleged by the companies. doing. Evnry new settler, every ad ditional acr brought under cultiva tion, every new mine, every new In dustry, expands tho business of this company. No man can measure the possibili ties or this great basin. Within it millions of trensure will doubtless be expended liy tho government In ex tending the project or national Irri gation. New people, new products, new enterprises promise to multiply us never before. Again, this company meets tho Great Northern and tne Northern Pa cific at Spokane, and the Union Paci fic at Huntington. I do not profess to know anything about the traffic ar rangements. present or prospective, of the O. K. & N., but I do know that this Is an age of combinations and mergers. Nothing Is more apparent than the economic advantage of a community of Interests between the O. II. & N. on the one side and the Great North em and Northern Pacific, on the other. Dy a union of these interests those two great continental roads would Im triven a ilown-hill null to the sea. A merger of tho Union Pacific, the Northern Pacific and the Great North em is not an Impossibility. Under such an arrangement, the heavy traf fic of every one of them would fol low the lino of gravitation down the Columbia ovrr the O. II. & N. to tide-water, Tho economic key to this whole problem Is the Columbia gap which Is commanded by the O. H. & N. Factors In Valuation. Where can you find another road with equal geograpnical advantages.' Who can estimate tho future value of this road? Our supreme court has laid down the rule that an assessor shall tako into consideration the cap ital, the cost, tho net earnings, tho power of a road to command the traffic of a country, and Its connec tion with other roads, In determin ing It value. Tlie company In tneir petition, ou joct first to my assessment of $12,- be assessed. He never again mentioned tho subject of their depot grounds to me Tiieir (list objection Is tho one of most importance. Here are some or ficial statistics bearing upon '.he value and taxation of railroads. Interstate Commission Authority. The following table Is taken from the report of tho interstate common" commission for 1902, and shows the average valuation In the Northwest states: Tax per Mile California $250.81 Nevada 143.53 Oregon 148.40 leiaho 197.95 Washington 178.14 The average tax in the Northwest eru stntes is $183 per mile. The aver age tax of the O, H. & N. In this county Is $149 per mile. An examination of theso figures will show that the O. It. & N. Com pany pays less tax per mile than does railroad property of equal value in any other section of the northern half of the United States. Deglnnlng with tho Now KngliwiJ States, we find an average capital per mllo of $C2,199 paying $3,704 not per mile. The taxation per ratio ranges from $107.77 In Maine, to $1,. 33C.32 in Massachusetts. If the mile ago wero equal in each state, Mm averago tax per mile In New England would bo $G03.05. Bui the states in which taxes aro highest contain tho most mileage. This rule holds good In other groups. Average Per Mile Exceeds O, R, & N Therefore the averago tax per mile on other roads Is above rather than below these figures. It railroad taxes both hero and In New England wero based upon net Income and New England mado the standard, then tho O, II. & N. should pay approximately 3500-3700C00, or $.rC7 per mile. Hut it paid last year only $149 per mile In this county, or 26 per cent of what New England would have taxed It. (Continued tomorrow,) OREGON MAN FINED. W. A. Coughnaour of North Powder Cuts Timber , on Public Lands. Boise. Idaho, Sept. 24. The Jury in the case of the United States vs. Coughnaour, the Payette saw mill man. for wrongfully cutting timber on government land, has brought in n verdict against tho defendant for tho sum of $.100. Coughnaour was charged with un lawfully cutting, timber on govern ment land of a stumpage value of $3,836. Uefore the case camo up for trial, however the complaint was amended so us to reduce the amount of stumpage claimed to have been unlawfully appropriated to $2,500. Coughnaour Is proprietor of an extensive water ditch which betrs bis name at North Powder and also large cattle and land Interests In Baker and Union counties, Ho was formerly in tho sawmill una). Hess In the vicinity of North Powder. The democrats of San Fruncljco huvo nominated Franklin K. Lano for mayor. Work Plentiful Everywhere and Men Arc Independent. I.a arande, Sept. 24. Several prominent englaemen on tho O. t. & N. hnvo resigned their positions this week and as men nro senrco In tho country, tho lorco Is somewhat short nt present. Among the enclnccrs to resign tnis week nro J. U. Oliver who has been on the road hore for 10 years, Joo Fi.t.os, who has worlcod here lir three yearn and A. F. Drefson, a re cent arrival. Several new men have been sent hero Horn Portland, but only re mained a short time. Woriv Is plen tiful on all tho western roads nnd railroad men nre Independent. Tho resignation of theso old men has promoted soveral firemen and It is the intention of tho O. II. & N. to secure nil Its engineers In future through promotion. If possible, ns a moro permanent class of men Is ou taincd In this way. When n young man Is promoted ho must work for two years before bo can got a recom mendation as an engineer, so the company Is suro of their service for this length of time. All those who hnvo resigned will go- to tho Southern Pacific where oil miming engines aro used. OFFICIALS NAMED. Register nnd Receiver for the Lake view Land Office Are Nominated by Oregon Delegation. Portland, Sept. 24. John W. Wat son, of Paisley, has been named as n candldnto for register, and C. U. Snider, of Lnkevlow, hns been named ns receiver for the I.akcvlew land of fice, by the Oregon congressional delegation, In plnco of tho former of ficials, who have been removed, J. II. Booth, of the noseburg land office. Is In danger of being ousted from his position, for giving out con fidential Information In regard to valuable timber lands, and the bond of Ed W. Davis, recently appointed register at La Grande, Iibb been found lo bo defective and has been returned for correction. Ilecclvor Newell, of tho Burns office. Is nn ap plicant for reappointment, but no action has yet been taken on his case. INSURGENTS TURKS DO BUTTLE Turks Burn Villages as a Re prisal Following Heavy Loss in Bulgaria. BATTLE IN PROGRESS IN MACEDONIAN MOUNTAIN. RUSTLERS AND CATTLEMEN OLD-FASHIONED TIMES ON THE ARIZONA RANGE Rustler Fights Desperately When Caught In the Act and Escapes He Kills One Man and Wounds Several Others. Sun Francisco. Sept, 24, Joseph Itoberts was caught removing a hido from a steer owned by a roan name John Stockton, near Solomon, Ariz Stockton summoned his cowboys. In tho fight which ensued, Stockton was shot through tho body and soveral cowboys were wounded. A pohbu from Solomon surrounded the house in which Roberts nought refuge. The fight continued until darkness. The outlaw mado a des perate dash for his homo, woiinilme three of thi posso, and escaped. PACKING COMPANY ORGANIZED, Independent Association Launched at Kansas City. At a meeting of tho promoters of tho Independent Packing Company at Kansas City, Tuesday, a Joint stock company, with $5,000,000, was organized. The stock Is divided Into 100,000 shares at 550 per share. A board of directors, mado up of Western stockmen, was elected, con slstlng of the following well-known gentlemen: II. A. Castro, of Callfor nia; J. T. Brown and William Llnd say, of Montana; John W. Springer, C. K. Martin and Frank Benton, ot Colorado, and J, II. Owlnn, of Pen dleton, Or. A meeting of this board was nailed to be held in Denver during the first week In October. Plans for future work will lx out lined at tho Denver meeting. Mr. Gwlnn Is not certain whether he will he able to attend this meeting of tho board or not. Large Graduating Class, Tho graduating class of the high school this year, so far as organized at present, Is composed of thu fol lowing; Fred Hnrtman, So Williams, Bertha and Hoy Alexander, Gertrude and Leonore Sheridan, Dell McCarty, Nell Jay, Will Wyrlck and Cloo Stan field. There aro about 90 scholars in the high school grades this year, while there wero but 70 last year, and a large number of pupils Is ex pected to enter theso grades later. making ovt'r 100 when all are in. Antl-Turklsh Sentiment In the Hun garian Diet Causes a Riot, Mem bers Expressing Great Displeasure With the King France Has Sent Four Thousand Troops to Crete. Constnntlnopki. Sept. 21. A llorco battle. Is In progress In KreHiia Pan. In the Macedonian mountains, be tween tho Turkish troops and Insur gents. The Turkish casualties thus lur reported aro 325, Including five oillcers. Tho Insurgents' loss U six killed nnd 20 wounded, Riot in Hunnarlan Diet. Hilda Pesth, Sept. 21. Thero was u riot upon the reopening of thu Hun garian diet this nrternoon. A num ber of monibors attacked Premier lledervary, crying, "Bribetaker; put him out." Quiet was finally restored. Tim premier nttompted to speak and htarted, "In the name or tho king." Ho was Interrupted by shouts, "Wo no longer bi'lluvo tho word of tho king." Tho acridity of thu situation at this time is largely duo to tho numbers of Macedonian nnu Bulgarian sympa thizers In the diet liolng greater than ever before, and they announce their purposo or forcing us un Issuo a proposition to nlly Austro-Hungnry with Russia In un effort to oubI the Turks from Europe. To a man this element is nrrnyed ngalnst the king. whoso ago and settled policy or con servatism and peace forbid all hopo of his being a party to such a com pact. Emperor JoBoph Is known to nt heart a sympathizer with tho Balkan revolutionists, hut has pursued n torn porlzln, vacllntlng policy that has brought down upon him chnrgcB of faithlessness and doublo-deallng, gen orully termed perfidy by thu llbernls. Turks Were Defeated, Sofia, Sept. 24, A dlsputch today reports n battle between 7,000 Turk ish troops and u revolutionary force near Kotchanl Friday In which 600 TurkH wero killed. Later tho Turks pillaged nnd destroyed a number of Bulgarian vIllageH in revenge for their Iobscb. Battle on the Frontier. Constantinople, Sept, 24. It Is of ficially announced that In a battlo near Mlshino, near tho Bulgarian frontier yesterday, tho Turks lost seven killed and wiven Injured and tho Insurgents 45 killed and raptured. PROTESTS TO COUNTY COURT. Charged That Personal Property As sessment Is Too High. Thu county court UiIh .ifturuomi Is considering tho assessment on Iho property of W. J. Fumlsii, whirl- In tho estimation of tho o.vuur, was valued at too high a figure, Somo tlmo ago It was repotted that thu Savings Bank thought their nsKoss- mcnt was too high, but (boy have made no mention of tho matter. Tho property In question Is the In dividual projKTty of Mr, Furnish. At thn tlmo of thn bdhhIoii of the board ot equalization, tho matter was brought up so lato that tho board hid no time to look over all of the prop erty In question, and the couit ix to day completing that work. Tho court has not ynt reached a derision In 1 lie O. II. tt N. case. Just a Neighborly Quarrel, Mrs. Hansen nnd Mrs. Talt, two women who are neighbors and resi dents of Clay street, were before Judge Fit Gerald this morning. Mrs. Hansen wus tho plaintiff, and charg ed tho defendant with assault and battery. In tho estimation of the court thoru wus nothing in tho rase. and ha dismissed II, gave the women a lecture and sent them homo, Tho row Is the result of a family quarrel In which tho children of the two wo men were also parties. The grand Jury at Denver is wrestl ing with evidence to show registra tion fraud in thu charter election.