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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5), li)Oi.
NO. 49 M
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ig and Important
n i.ni tin ' -
LLARS IS POSSIBLE.
n u. Veftp Are
Compilation of Avail.
u. uarraniK nn.uuu
by Valuable Real
district meeting called
js of determining the
ry met nt tho circuit
this afternoon at 2
board reported their cs
expenses and tho In-
nrr ior uiu j-uui, nuu
ed tho amount of tho
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this district made by
I ., I... ,, I r. fn.
ies, was $1,540,447.56,
anted that tho dlstmt
levy a 7',4-mlll tax on
a cover tholr expenses
n ciacnsc l bl
ed eipcnses of tho dls
un to 123.3GB. nnd will
irom uiu vuiiuuh uu-
wa: 111U IUUU11U1B Uf
lima oi fiD.Duu, mis
the year heforo. Tho
Ji.iou: me cium oi
directors. $240. It is
T ina niQrrifT will Tinmi
,L. 1.1 . IK . . . I
md coal. One thous-
1 ho ronim-eil fnr hullri.
ind the water rent will
Six hundrod dollars
or cpnnrai nxnnnHes.
will tahe J810. Then
Vlll lift ,lni-ntn.1 n ll.o
i floating debt of tho
a to pay tho mturest
debt. All of these cx-
iition of Assets,
tHil ln.inn.n l.t... .ll
t srnaii surplus if tlio
directors carry. Prom
I! per capita stato tax
11 Mt $3,012. At the cs
'! VA mills special tnx.
to Increased In the dls-
40 ..1.1 ... .
wiiicn, wun uio' nx
Sivo to tho district for
me year S2:i7fif.. inn v.
m. .uuuu uuuiuurn u
"Ich to depend for tho
- -o-iuai IIIU Ulll 11.1
--o "MiiHHiD, uiu tin
utoablc property, tho
we district will not ex-
U nrckontL'd at the
r tho In... n. , . ...
- ij ui muif
i couiu not woll got
! Tear tn rnmn nutnai
Schools nnd Mm
It was made
tie board tn ho nt
"4 they had flcur-
eSDCnclllnrno no 1.....
t will. ... . v .
" i boou or tno
" nd a Half Mlllo.
4lcus8lon by those
meeting it was docldod
WOHM At... f
ho 17.-,"VUU -4,1U ,U,i"
. and a tax
"awn i ,
... county Road
la .till -i .
- - ...ii t wuru on
9 olfferent bills and
One Thousand Cases.
Montreal, Jan. 9. Tootp arc
approximately 1,000 cases of
typhoid fover In Montreal and
half dozen smaller municipal!
tlosVhlch Join it ou the three
sides. In tho city proper tho
number of cases is tar less
than In tho suburbs.
Policemen aro going rrom
houso to house distributing
printed warnings urging bouse
holders to boll their drinking
water and to make Inquiries
as to tho condition of the dallies.
POWER OF THE
HOLD ORIENTAL STEAMER,
' Clallam " Foundered Last
Night in the Straits Near
WORST WRECK IN HISTORY
OF TJHE NORTHWEST COAST.
' It rrnntiwl u. ....i
l Ylin tno nvrnn.
Aii uf tho work of
Htak ft! K00(l Ma
''6 111 ii... . .
H ot u "u noars
" t himself ana iIb
New York Herald and Collier's Week
ly Win Signal Victory Over Captain
of the Siberia After the Anchor Is
Lifted the Vessel Is Held 10 Hours
for Two Men on a Delayed Train.
San Francisco, Jan. 9. As oiii of
the thrilling evidences of the power
of the press, a little incident happen
ed In tals city yesterday evening,
which called forth much comment.
Tho steamer Siberia, one of the
orackor-Jack mall boats of the Pacific
mail line, was scheduled to sail on
hor regular tlmo, at noon yesterday
and made ready to leave tho pier at
that hour for tho Orlont, on one of
hor most important voyages, on ac
count of tlio rush mall on board for
American ministers and foreign ofll
ccs in China, Japan and the Philip
pines. On board the west-bound Southern
Pacific overland train from New
York were two war correspondents,
bound for tho Orient A. K. Davis, of
the New York Herald, and Frederick
Palmer, of Coflier.'s 'Weekly.
Tho ovorlnnd train was late and
would not connect with mo Siberia,
boforo she loft the pier. The cor
respondents had wired ahead to the
local manager of tho steamship line
to hold tho vessel until the arrival
of tho train, bo they could embark
for tho scene of the Russo-Japanese
war. The manager wired back to
thoni thnt tho steamer would not lie
hold, but would leave for tho Orient
The correspondents weie not to he
defeated In their determination to
catch that vessel and land In the Orl
ont eight days sooner than If they
waited for the next out-bound boat,
so they wired the head offlco of the
steamship line In New York, and im
mediately R. H. Harriman, president
of the company, wired for the Siberia
to wait for tlio overland and permit
theso correspondents to make 'n
tioctlon. So the big mall liner, due In .cave
tho plor at noon waited for two .up
resontntlves of tlio press and did not
leave until 10 o'clock last nigh', in
hours bohlnd hor schedule time.
Tho 1.C0O tons of rush mall mid tin
800 tons of nitrates and GOO tons of
plK lead, waited for two sweating war
correspondents, who had accomplish
ed ono of the most remarkable feats
in modern journalism, by tying up an
Oriental stcamor for 10 hourB after
the anchor had been lifted for tin
most Important voyage In her his
tory. HELD FOR TRIAL.
Probability of the Guilt of Smith,
Formerly of St. George Restau
rant. J. A. Smith, the man who was ar
rested charged with having stolen an
ovorcoat from tlio St. George restau
rant miring the last of Novomboi. sag
given a hearing in the just co cm.
this morning and was d frM "
tho circuit court. In defou t of the
money to put up for his bond he went
to tho county jail. ....itm-
Smith, who was formerly a naltii
In the St. Goorgo restaurant clainic
that be had bought the coat from an
unknown man for $1.50 and had worn
It In tho sight of Mr. Mulligan, who
darned to liavo lost
days boforo ho loft the cily tor 'tow
J. After having been at .that d
for some time ho returned to Ion
dleton and was arrested foi the
theft. Ho claimed that ho did not
know thnt the coat was stolen. l ow
over, his evidence was faulty arid M
was remanded to the custody of tho
Tho bovon easels plying l'l"(i.,',J
Portland and the Orient have , a total
tonnage of 01.700 tons, divided ns roi
10S?oan.shlp. Tons capacity.
Chlng Wo c -ioo
.., . 51,700
ON THE ISTHMUS
Indications That There Will
Be Bloodshed Between Co
lumbia and United States.
COLOMBIA HAS TROOPS
. ON PANAMA TERRITORY.
Number Lost Variously Estimated at
From Twenty.slx to Sixty-five Two
Tugs Attempted Rescue, But the
Violent Storm Prevented Effective
Work First Return's From Effects
of the Great Storm Which Swept
Oregon and Washington Coast Yes.
faeattle. .Inn. !). Tnenty-slx lives
were lost by the foundering of th
steamer Clallam in tho strnlts near
Port Townsend early this morning.
The vessel broke down soon after
leaving Victoria yesterday afternoon
and drllted before a terrific storm
until she mot her fate. She began
sinking shortly after midnight.
News of the most terrible catastro
phe that has ever occurred in these
waters was received in this city at
It : 30 tills morning by a marine ex
change In a telegram from the mas
ters of the tugs Sea Lion and Richard
Holieck. Tho former brrjnght 24 .sur
vivors nnd the latter eight to- Port
The latest telegram states that the
Clallam foundered while in tow of
the tug Hlchard Hollleck, between
Smith Island and Dungencss Spit.
Tlie tug was alongside when she
storm running could save less than
one4hlrd of those aboard the doomed
Fifteen women and children and
10 men. mostly, passengers, wee
Later The list of drowned will
prolrabiy reach C5.
STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS.
Ex-"Governor Charles Foster, of Ohio,
SnriiiKfleld. O.. Jan. !). The condi
tion of ex-Governor Charles Foster,
who was stricken with paralysis last
niqht, Is extremely critical.
Mr. Fooler died at 11 :30 this morning.
Believed at Colon That Colombia In
tend to Fight Rather Than With.
draw Peaceably Rumors of War
Varied by Report of the Failure of
a National Bank in Oklahoma Bill
for Relief of Sherman County.
Washington, Jan. 9. Tho comp
troller of the currency this morning
says the National Bank of Alva, Ok
lahoma, will not open today, and ho
has appointed Hank Kxamlncr Sturte
vant as receiver. Tho liabilities and
resources, according to tho Novem
ber statement, Is approximately
Marines Landed at Colon.
Washington, Jan. 9. A dispatch
from Admiral Coghlln at Colon, today
states the Dixie's marines lauded,
and that all Is quiet.
Murder and Sutcide.
Minneapolis, Jan. 9. James
Garfield, of Hurley, Wis.,
locked tho door of his flat
and told his wlfo ho meant to
kill her. Then ho telephoned
to "hold the lino and listen."
Tlio friend heard a woman's
screams and three revolver
shots. When Jho pollco broke
open tho door thoy found
Garfield with a bullet In his
brain. The woman was dead.
She, was a vaudovlllo actress
known as 'Tearl Guotte.
WILL EXECUTE ORDERS
OF COAL MINE OWNERS,
Wholesale Evictions In tolorado
Camps by the Military In Defiance
of the Civil Authorities "Mother'
Jones Very III With Pneumonia.
Kw York, Jnn. 9. William J. Dry
an arrived off Sandy Hook this morn
ing on board the Celtic, which is de
layed on account of fog.
A. O. U. W. OFFICERS.
Order Installed New Corps of Offic
ials Last Night.
Tho Viola Lodge No. 114, A. O. U.
W, met last night In regular mostlng
ait" which time the officers for tho next
lernCwero Installed. With tho :xecn-
but on ncconnt of the Icrriblci jiou' of Two. the financier and record'
or, who serve for a year, tho list Jf
officers will hold their offices for the
next six months.
After the Installation the members
present enjoyed themselves with a
smoker nnd cards for a snort time.
Tho officers Installed wore:
' P. M. W.. W. II. McCormach; M.
W.. W. V oHseason: F.. Hen K.
Davis; O., William Coffman: reord
er, C. P. Davis: Fin., J. K. Ream;
lice.. J. M. Rontley; G., Glenn How
land. J. W.. C. Platzoeder.
Cripple Creek. Jan. 9. Colonel
Vardeckberg and nil tho district post
commanders hcid nn executive coun
ell of war this morning and decided
to Ignore Judge Seeds' Injunction Is
sued last nlfcht restraining them Irom
intcrfeilng with or arresting strikers
on vagrant orders. Tncy will tieg'n
wholesale arrests of unionists
The strikers will bo thrown into
the bull-pen at Camp Garfield bofoio
any legal Bteps can be taken, ami win
then bo loaded on special trains nnd
denorted from tho county.
Wives and children of Btrlkers who
rail strike-brcnker8 scabs, or other
Insulting epithets, will also bo ar
rested, bull-penned and doporto.1.
Civil officers who attempt to servo
papers will bo treated likewise.
"Mother" Jones Has Pneumonia.
Trinidad, Col., Jan. U. The condi
tion of "Mother" Jones, who was yes
terday stricken with pneumonia. Is
unchanged.' Sho Is H2'yeai old,
making recovery doubtful. Tho mine
workers are anxiously wnlehliK tlio
China Takes the Initiative in a
Scheme to Drive Russia Out
JAPAN TO MANCHURIA.
Japanese Warships Leave Genoa in
Haste for the Extreme East Bel
ligerent Japi Are Eager (or War
Christian Armenians Fear a Repe
tition of the Atrocities Committed
by Kurds In 1894.
LEON COHEN GOING EAST.
Idaho Coming to Portland.
IIciIm'. Jun. !. Arrangements have
been completed for the Idaho delega
tion to the meeting of the Natiou-iJ
l.lvi Stock association, to be hold In
Portland next week, beginning on
Tuesday. It Is expected that most of
I the delegatus will leave here ou train
No. 11, which leaves Pocatcllo Satur
, dny morning, arriving In Portland
Sunday morning. Ample sleeping
, ur iieconimodatlimh have been pre-
jiair.i i" i l,.-l.. I.-.,,...,, .,n ..mnlni.l. nf thfi
. . . i,iaiv;o i-.u..,' a wt
Chicago Wheat. Great Northern, was Instantly killed
Chicago Jan. 9. Wheat opened by a fall In the Cascade tunnel on
is?,, closed the snme. .'thnt road, Thursday.
Marshal Carney's First Arrest.
Marshal Carney made his first haul
this afternoon, when he arrested a
couple of hoboes In tho rear of ono
of the saloons on Main sticct, for
fighting. The men had got out Into
the open back yara of the saloon lor
the settlement of n difficulty when
the marshal appeared on tho scene
und stopiKjd the scrap, landing the
belligerents In the city Jail. '
In True Missouri Style'.
F. 11. Ucatho has had his corn
meal mill In operation of late, and
finds no difficulty in disposing of the
product. A good sized shipment was
made this week to Milton. Weston
Will Visit All the Principal Eastern
l.eon Cohen will leave tomorrow
night for a month's vIbU In tho Hast,
where ho will buy his stock for tho
spring and Bummer trade. Whllo
gone, ho will vlBlt Rochester. Qlov
crsvllle, Ilosion, Now York, Phlladel-
Port Arthur, Jnn, 9, The newspa
per, Novl Krai, BBterts that j.tpnn
has already sont a largo armed forco
to Korea disguised ns Immigrants, to
bo ready for dovelopmcntR.
Japanese War Vessels.
Genoa, Jnn. 9, Tho two Jupaiuso
warships, Kasaga and Nlnsan, which
woro recently purchased from .Argen
tine, Btenracd eastward from Genoa
this morning under urgent orders.
They did not stop to tnke on am
munition nnd baggage, which had al
ready been loaded In tenders. It Is
believed they will stcntn along tho
Mediterranean awaiting events, Tho
olucers and crows are Intensely ex
cited, and keen for fight.
Armenians Fear Massacre.
Vienna, Jan, 9. Dispatches trom
Constantinople todny, received from
an Armenian source, are that tho In
habitants of Seaskoun, In Turkish
Armenia, aro greatly excited over a
possibility of a repetition of the
Kurdish massacre of 1894, nnd a
number of Inhabitants have tied.
Rands of Kurds, who aro old-tlmo n
emles of tho Christian Armenians, aro
stationed nt many points on tho fron
tier to prevent tho escape of fugi
tives. China-Jap Alliance.
Umdon, Jan. a. A dispatch from
a trustworthy source says tho Chin
ese grand council has taken a stand
for Japan agnlnst Russia and will
submit tho following propositions to
the empress dowager of China:
China to assuinn the offensive If
Hussln falls to withdraw from Man
churia; also that ihn make an offen
sive nnd defensive alliance with lap-
nn against Russia, and (but govern-
nhla and Washington. Mr.
has been to all of tho cities mention-j In,,nt ,,mi.us ))0 immediately sent to
eii wnuu uu iuiuiwi i..e, ""iToklo to arrange such nn alllan'-i
exception of Washington, and he Is
looking forward to his visit at the . VALUABLE LETTERS LOST,
capital with a great deal of pleasure -
in iiosicn Air. woueii ui i n '"" Pendleton Man Must Have Received
Bluto district, whero bo will buy a
largo stock of shoes for tho Peoples
Warehouse, and in tho other cities
he will stock up with the other lines
of goods. It was the Intention of
Fred Judd to mako the trip with Mr.
Cohen as far as his home In Connec
ticut, but owing to the fact that ho
cannot finish his work hero In Mm"
he will not start Fust until som, lime
AGAINST FIRE FIEND.
SENATOR SMOOT DENIES EVERYTHING
Washington, Jan. 9. Senator
Smoot answers to tho charges made
against him are made public. The
charges are first, that ho Is a ,)olyg
omlst; sewnd, ho is bound by an oath
obligation which Is inconsistent with
tho oath required by tho constitution,
which was administered to him be
fore ho took his seat as senator.
Smoot denios both. Ho says he
was married in 1884 to Miss Eldrldge,
who is still his wife and mother of
his children. Ho novcr had any other
wlfo, or cohabited with other women.
He denies taking any oath obliga
tion conflicting with his duty to his
country. Ho holds himself bound to
obey tho laws of the United States,
Including those referring to polyga
my and denies that thcro Is a su
premo authority In all matters-relating
to Its followers.
Ho also denies that the I ter Day
Saints' church Inculcates or encour
ages polygamy, or has Blnce the
Woodruff manifesto In 1890.
Ho admits tho first president of the
church Is vested with supreme auth
ority In spiritual matters and also
temporal so far as pertaining to tho
officers of the church.
RON BY MEN INCOMPETENT AND IGNORANT
Chicago, Jan. 9. The coroner to- j William Wlertz, who managed ono
day exam'lnod attaches of tho Iro-,( tho main lights of tho theater,
quoIb to ostabllsh a casq of gross tostlfiC(1 t,e jnw nothing about eloc
negligence against the management. ber f
Sweeney, mo oniy uruiuuu , ----- , , , , , ,i ,
Ulltl.iuu " - " -
..i i... tl,A tlienter. wn tho UHlOU.
0111 pil'JL-'" ") . . . . i.,. ii .iiJ i i
first witness. Uo I n more uoy, wno oi muu iujm..... nv u.-
Ib a teamster In tho day tlmo. Ho whether sparks flying from tho hood
never worked In a theater boforo, of tho light would Ignito the scenery,
never had been instructed In any 'The Inquest adjourned until Mon
duties, nor where tho apparatus or day.
Btandi lpes woro located. Had novor. Mrs. U Noimo, another victim,
ha any tiro oxporlencp. Ho dlsoov- died at the Good Samaritan Hospital
' " . .i.l .mi trinrt tn nut them ' this morning. Two others injured
out by slapping, ns ho had nothing I tnero are belloved to be dying. The
His regular business is that
Spokane Begins a Searching Investi
gation of All Public' Places.
Mayor Iloyd has appointed a com
mittee of two, and tho other will bo
uppolntcd this afternoon, for tbo pur
pose of inspecting all theaters,
churihes and public buildings, which
hnvo not compiled with tho city ordl
nauco In tho matter .of providing
proper exits In caso of tire, says tlio
Tho city council lust night appoint
ed Councllmen Pratt, Fostor and Doo
llttle. Tho committee selected by the
mayor, together with tho councllnien
and tho board of public works, will
examine every building in tbc city
of a public nature, to seo that a rep
etition of tho Chicago disaster does
not happen In tho city of SpoWano.
Ucsldo the Palace Dry Goods com
pany, tho Spokane Dry Goods com
pany, tno Spokano theater, the Clnoo
graph and tho First Methodist
church, which have been suggested
before, the Home fit tho Frlondle
will be Investigated.
It Is said that the orphans have
their beds In the third story of the
building and in caso of Are no way
remains open for escape. If I ho
women of the home aro unable toj
raise funds to prepare a stairway
dther than tho front entrance, the
hoard of public works, it Is likely,
will procuro means to help them,
Tho Hotel Spokano Is also men
tioned as ono of tho buildings ueed
inf moro efficient fire escapes. Chief
Myers of tho flro department notified
the management yesterday that
somthlng more would bo necessary
thar the present outlets.
Mall Intended for Another,
Another caso whero a similarity in
naiio u responsible for n great deal
of trouble occmrod ul the postoimo
yesterday, when A M. Sylvester of
Idaho Fulls, Idaho, called ut the gen
eral delivery window to get his mall,
says the Telogrum.
To Mr, Sylvester'H toiihtcrnutlnn
thore was nothing for lilm, despite
tlio fact thut lie hail mailed u lutter
contulnlng two chucks, ono for $100
and tho othor for $2fj from Idaho
Fulls, on Christmas day, the address
being to himself In Portland.
He Intended to secure It upon his
arrival here, but on Inquiry found
lliut the letter had been forwarded In
A. Sylvester, at Pendleton, December
28, It was ascertained that tho Syl
vester at Pondlcton, to whom the let
ter was sent, had been In thu habit of
getting his mall at tho general deliv
ery at Portland until his departure
for Pendleton, when ho left word for
the postal authorities to forward all
mall addressed to Mm to that city.
Tho similarity of the nnrnus caused
tbo mistake, as A, M. Sylvester, the
rightful owner of tho valuable letter,
Is not known to tbo postoniro pcoplo
Efforts are bolng made by tho pout,
office authorities to bring tho letter
Into possession of Us rightful owner,
GRANT COUNTY PROPERTY,
J. D. Stephens, tho socialist speak
or, arrosted In Portland Monday, was
fined $10 and costs Tuursuay ior ou
strutting tho strets,
Taxable Property In the County De.
creases Over t37,000 Since the As
sessment of 1902.
Canyon City. Jan. 9. Tho county
court, sitting as tho board of equal
ization, finished tho work of fixing
tho valuation of property last night.
The total amount of taxable prop
erty In tho county Is valued at $1,-
8:t2,lC and the oxomptious amount
to $82,460, leaving a net valuo of
$1,749,717, or a decrooso of $137,(ZJ
The number of horses and mules is
given at 4,226, valuod at $60,700, tho
numbei f sheep und goats at 128,
754, valued at $lt0.992, tbo amount of
tillable land is flxod at 22,000 acres,
valued at $168,682; nontlllablo
land at. 82,575 acres, valued at
$507,732; n'lnlnr machinery at $119,
203, and merchandise at xiOri."
Tho nurnbor of hogs Is placed at 394,
valued at $866.
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