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Eastern Oregon Weather
Tonight hhiI Tuesday Ibjitj
PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OHEGON,
MOXDAY, PEimUAKY S, 1004.
Sweep Over Acres in Richest
artment Helpless Though Reinforced From
York, Philadelphia and Other Cities,
ted States Regulars ana ponce From Other Cities Are
Property All the Great Newspaper Plants Have Been De-
uAt 11 O'clock Today One Hundred and Forty Acres of Solid
Blocks Had Been Destroyed and the Fire Still Having Its
REWARD FOR HOLD-UPS.
J. J. Fltz Gerald Gets Pay for Catch
ing the O. R. & N. Train Rob
bers. Portland, Feb. 8. J. J. Fltz Ger
ald, a. railroad detective, who cap
tured Hoehn and Harshman, tho O.
O. R. & N. train robbers, last Sep
tember, has boon paid the full re
ward offered for their capture, $300
for Harshman, and $1,300 for Hoehn.
Sheriff Al Rlfsboll, of Skagit coun-
ij, wusningion, who assisted In the
capture of Hoehn, will be paid one
half of the reward offered for .lis
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NUUMLIMLU UI1ULII Wf1l
Chicago, Feb. '..Measure
ment of the Coliseum today,
under the new regulations
governing seating capacity of
public houses, Instituted rig
orously since tho Iroquois
fire, shows It can seat but
8,000, as against the old' ca
pacity of 11,000, which will al
low but few seats to outsid
ers attending tho republican
convention. Nearly the entire
space will be allotted to del
egates, alternates, distin
guished guestR and tho press.
Tho latter alone requires a
minimum of 300 seats
Feb. S. Flro broko out
lornlng In tho wholesale
Core of John E. Hurst &
ipllns .Flaco, In the heart
kess district, with a Berics
losions, which woro board
parts of tho city, anil
!h fearful rapidity and
ailing all Inquiry into Its
1 Blocks Burning.
Feb. 8. At 0 this
:e lames aro still beyond
he wind Is blowing a gale.
If all the wholoHalo and a
of the retail district is
at to blocks, stretching a
Is easily 100,u00,000, and
10,000,000, with no relief
1th and lllh regiments of
fend militia und regulars
Jlenry, and pollco from
mil rnlladolpbJa arc
I local nowspapor plants
trf. Somo paporB urn be
torn tho Star and Post
of engines, men and
rushed by special
Jersey City, Now York
IHundred Forty Acres.
Ij morning tho storm of
i ud covers ovorythlns
1 Fayetto street north to
I Wit to Liberty, thenco
ppklns Place, thenco east
'"arf and Pratt street.
f 4'rect lino to a point in
lirenue, north of Block
its confines. Moro than B0 engines,
trucks and crews have been brought
from other cities to augment tho lo
cal fire department, yet should the
wind change probably this groat
force of firemen and modern appli
ances wll prove inadequate to save represent the largest and 'best bands
OREGON'S SHEEP KINGS.
Views of a Chicago Man on
Northwest Sheep Breeders
"Tho biggest ram-raising estab
lishments in the United States aro
In Oregon, Washington and Idaho,"
said W. W. Burch, publisher of the
American Shecpbreeder, of Chicago.
"I saw a unique gathering of sheep
men in front of the Baker theater
while tho Livestock
in session this aftnrnnnn
the residence section.
Two hundred and fifty extra pollco
havcnrrlvcd from Philadelphia.
Fifty Thousand Destitute,
this afternoon tho flames
again threaten to break beyond con
trol. Now that the water front Is
destroyed tho estimated loss reaches
$300,000,000, tho greatest slnglo loss
I In the history of tho world. Tho Are
1b now fanned by
until a solid mile of water front is
ablaze. Hundreds of vessels have
been pulled out to new anchorages.
At least 50,000 persons are thrown
out of employment. Citizens this
afternoon are arranging plans to care
for tho destitute.
Governor Fairfield, after a confer
ence with,' the mayor, declared a 1j-
gal holiday. Ho has called a speciil
session of tho legislature, and neces
sary legislation will bo Introduced
at Annapolis tonight, to suspend nil
business for a week or 10 days until
tho city's affairs can be straighten
Martial Law Declared.
Baltimore, Feb. 8. Martial law
was formally declared at noon, sir
oi pure-bred sheep In the United
States. There was Colonel Van
Houten, of the Baldwin Sheep &
Land company of Hay creek, Ore.,
Charles Cunningham of Pendleton,
A. G. Butterfleld of Weiser, Ida.,
Mr. Boylen, superintendent of the
Prinevillo Land & Livestock com
pany, It, A. Jackson, of Dayton,
Wash., John Seeley of Utah, presi-
I UUIlt OI Lne Amprlnnn TTnnY.n..tll..t
a southwest wind association, xv a , ;
, ... .iuhi.u ui ut.au,
and Mr. Brown, manager of the W.
M. Ladd ranch.
LAND CASES GO DIRECTLY
TO FEDERAL GRAND JURY.
Messrs. Hartman and Parkes Will
Not Be Bothered With Preliminar
ies, But Will Take a Short Cut to
Vindication Give Bond RepresntJ
Ing About One Million Dollars-
Can Have More Security If It Is
Japan Makes First Breakaway and Captures Russian Trading
Vessels on the Korean Coast.
British Navy Will Be Mobillied to
Meet Emeraenciet Flri Ora n.t.
tie Will Be Naval and Take Place Off Port Arthur-Diplomatic Re
lations Are Broken Off-France Will Offer to Mediate, With Moral
Support of Other European Nations-Japan Is Buying Steamshlpi
of the Canadian Pacific.
TO CHANGE THE TIME.
Strong Petition Sent to O. R. &
Officials by Business Men.
J. It. Dickson has sent the petition
signed by SO representative business
men of this city, asking that tho time
of the local Walla Walla train be
changed to a time earlier In the day,
to J. P. O'Brien, superintendent rf
the O. It. & N The netition renre-
sents both the neonle nf tho Mt- nnri
the residents nf ti,Q vw,ii .i,' .. ' bwearcugon,
" - v ..V...JVJ twin USC
Mr. Dickson also called tho attnn.
tlon of tho company to the cancella-
porsedlng tho pollco regulations. All ' tlon of tne permits formerly issued
the saloons are closed. A dozen ar- to those who camo to tho city from
i i ...... TTmntllln nml T?l, ml
luoit uuvu uecn immu iur luuuug. NU
He etirvoy, In giving out
wement of area, says It
estimato of losses to
p Is $125,000,000 which,
contents, brings tho
Foing to flro underwrite
i quarter billion mark.
H Arc dotachmont of
h six hoso rcolB and six
H 8 o'clock nml lm.
pred tho fight.
1 la now in full nlinrirn
assisted by regulars.
fk insurance eomnnnv
1 tores its losses at
1 Paper Survives.
krenoon to tho terrific
"elr places In many
P'? by citizens.
a roliof crow frnm
1 fOUnd nt nnnn In Ihn
'ng, whoro ho trlod
16 pf hoso. Presidont
witlmoro stroot rail-
1 With 20 wird i.t
1 and Knrntn.. ... l
irameiilntni.. j.i., -i
Nter, ' I
Is bolnif nnhllRh.nl
Evening World, n
'IS bllllfllno on,1
'Wrrouna tho office.
,w Isauod as fast as
"3r front Is now a
' long rows of
W n f i 1 . ah..
ills M,U"U"BUH uiiou
l Int. "" iront eooh
l iMest8 of this soa
1 C0mntt .....
kn.i ul uostruction
in, " B unaor con-
h:(, mai unless
rie. T "amoa cannjt
death other than that of Fireman
Ilglnfritz, has yet been reported to
In the Lumber District.
At 3 o'clock, homo on tho winds,
naming brands from the lumber
yards, have carried tho conflagration
across Junes' Falls, which tho fire
mnn predicted, might bo the limit of
tho liro-swept area. Other lumber
yards nro in line and offer good ma
terial for tho spread of the flames.
Hack of tho lumber yards Is a dense
ly populated tenement district, tho
inhabitants of which aro now fleeing
carrying nil possiblo worldly goods.
After consulting with their attor
neys, it has been decided by Judge
G. A. Hartman and Joe H. Parkes to
waive their preliminary hearing In
ine cases urougnt against them and
others by the government, charging
conspiracy to delraud the govern
ment, and this morning both of tho
gentlement furnished bonds In tho
sum of $2,000 each to insure their
appearance before tho federal grand
Jury when it meets In Portland. It
is thought that tho jury will meet
some time during the next month.
Judge Hartman's bond was signed
by W. F, Matlock, T. C. Taylor, Rob
ert Forster, W. D. Hansford, W. J,
Furnish, Frank Frazler, Thomas
Thompson, Frank Curl, T. D. Taylor,
il. Alexander, C. E. Hoosevelt. E. L.
Smith, J. H. Italey, H. J. Taylor, V.
II. Ciopton, J. R. Dickson, W. H.
Jones, E J. Sommcrville, W. P. Tern
pie, W. H. McCormach, W. E. Brock,
J. V. Tollman, T. W. Ayers, T. B.
F. W. Vincent. J. M.
Fcrgusen, and Gnorgo Perlnger. '
Judgo Hartman at first wished io
have his hearing as soon as possi
ble, but has changed his mind
after consultation with his attorney.
Ho said today: "It Is too much lo
ask the district attorney to como
uiiiuiiiia nnu iicno. Tnese nersons
formerly could return tn timi,-
homes on tho afternoon freight ;,ut wa yup hero to conduct a prollmln
this privilege has been taken from 1 ary liearll)K' 60 I will offer tho abovo
them, forcing them to remain over 1 hoti lllstCIu- It represents about
night In Pendleton, when perhaps W0,000. and I will givo a mortgage
their business demanded but a few to indemnify my bondsmen on DW,
minutes tlmo hero. Mr. Dlrksnn nKi.-. 000 Jack rabbits and all tho wild
ed that the privilege of using the!'eso tllat lly over the land
lmtion. Feb. S. Thn rvntni
News Bureau reports a strong Jap
anese fleet has gone to Chumtilim
Korea, and cveral Russian trading
sicnmcrs navil been solzetl.
-Minister Hayashi this morning
Buys inai as a stalo of war actually
exisU, it Is possiblo there will bo no
Tho British foreign office receives
a constant stream of cablegrams.
Tho British navy Is preparing 'or
mobilization on a moment's notice
freight trains bo granted as former
There is astonishing concert cf
purpose and action by all tho native
tribes of tho German South African
districts to get rid of their German
rulers, and revolt, murder and arson ducted at the house this afternoon at
aro common. l o'clock,
Babe Dies of Pneumonia.
Lester, the 3-year-old baby of Mr.
and Mrs. George Hayes, died yester
duy morning at tho family homo on
Lillcth street, after a short attack
of pneumonia. Tho funoral was con-
Off Port Arthur,
Toklo, Feb. 8. It is expected hoto
the first battlo between Russia and
Japan will occur off Port Arthur,
where tho harbor Is inadequato to
protect tho entlro Russian fleet
rho Japanese licet Is now bollovod
to be proceeding thero from Naga
The Japaneso plan a great torpedo
campaign in tne coming war.
Diplomatic Rupture Reported.
London, Feb. 8. Secretary Doug
las, In tho houBo of commons today
announced that he had officially re
ceived news that all diplomat c re a-
Hons between Russia and Japan aro
Tho foreign ofllco Is advised that
Minister Kurlno has left St, Potors-
burg and Minister Do Rosen will
leave Toklo tomorrow.
ino cabinet met at noon to consid
er tho Eastern situation. An agent
of tho National Publishers dis
patches from Toklo that a declara
tion of war Is momentarily expected
by a meeting of tho council of elders
under tho chairmanship of tho mi
kado, which is in progress.
Prospects of Mediation.
Ijndon, Feb. 8. Tho Paris corres
pondent of tho Exchango Telegraph
is informed in oillclal quartern that
Franco Is determined to make an lm-
medlato and supremo effort to medi
ate between Russia nnd Jupun. It
is stated tho other great jiowors
havo assured Franco of moral sup
port. Tho Pall Mali Hnzetto usserls
Franco and England arc agreed ns
to Far Eastern policy. Neither will
Intervene until a dcclslvo cngago
ment, when they will offer to medi
ate. Japan Buys Ocean Carriers,
Vancouvor, U. C, Feb, 8. Tho big
Canadian Pacific MeamshlpB, Tartar
and Athenian, about 3T.O0O tons
tho Japanese government. The
stenmshlps will bo used as freight
nnd passenger carriers between Brit,
leh Columbia nnd tho Orient.
Japan Is Defiant.
Paris, Feb 8. Tho Japaneso min
ister In an Interview, snys Japan will
reject ull attempts nt modlatlon by
On tho Bourso is tho most serious
slump In 15 years. Gonornl panlo
exists In all stocks, but Russian se
curities hpvit suffered the moat.
Franco has agreed with tho other
powers to land troops in China Im
mediately upon tho outbreak
tuition In order to Q8auro tho
trnllty of tho Mlddlo Kmnlro. A
counsel of ministers n socrot eos
slon was held this morning. Dolcas
so announced ho would docllno (a
answer Inquiries regarding tho Ori
ent, beyond that Fianco would bo
Korean Cable Cut.
Purls, Feb. 8. Tho Janunuso havn
cut tho cablo between Japau and
Korea, according to nilvices rccelvod
this uvcnlng by tho French foreign
ofllco. Tho supposed object Is to pro
vent news of operations of Japanese
renchlng the Russians.
Great Military Activity,
Berlin, Feb. 8. Tho Cologne Ga
zette says Admiral Von Kiiaun. com
mander of tho Austrian navy, has re
ceived a dispatch from tho comman
der of tho Austrian legation at Po-
kln, that Japan has emhurkod fnur
regiments of guards, and two army
divisions on 40 steamers. Tho dls
pulch adds tlint a Russian cruiser
with a division, has sailed from Port
Arthur, anil a naval battlu Is oxpect
LAND OFFICE TO OPEN 800N.
Register E. W. Davis Awaiting Final
Instructions From Washington
Many Homesteaders Have Come
Long Distances to Make Final
Proof During the Suspension of
Business, to Return Disappointed
at Great Expense.
HOW TAXPAYERS ARE GRAFTED ON COUNTY PRINTING
Hero aro two samples of fragments from tho delinquent tax list, taken from the Weekly Tribune of January 21. Tho flrat samplo
In which the descriptions aro abbreviated, Is set Just as the delinquent tax list has always been set by the East Orcgooian. It Is condensed
as closely as possiblo, and every word is abbreviated to make just as 'ittio cost on too taxpayer as possible.
Tho second sample, Is sot Just as tho Weekly Tribune has set the delinquent tax list for 190L Every word is spelled out In full, the
iin nro cnt n distanco anart. to make all tho Inches posslbb out of the list, and one inch set as It should be set. In tho first sample. Is
.t.ntot.n.1 n.it tn mnltn nxnctlr two inches In the Tribune.
Thn tctual fncts aro oven worse than pictured In this paper on Saturday evening. Instead of there being 125 Inches of actual tax list,
set ns It should bo there were but 100 inches of bona fldo matter In the 200 inches published by tho Tribune, on January 21
Bean, Timothy. Southwest
quarter northeast quartor and
west half southeast quarter,
section 12, township 1, north
of range 31, E. w. M
Boan, Timothy. Northeast
quarter southwest quarter and
southwest quarter northwest
quarter, section 12, township 1
north of rango 31, E. W. M .
Bean, Timothy. West half
southwest quarter and south
east quarter southwest quarter
section 12, townBhlp 1, norti of
rango 31, E. W. M 3.36
Beck, B. F. Lot 2, block A,
Jacob's addition, Pendleton.
Ono inch of tho tax list as enlarg
ed into two Inches In tho Weekly
, t nA nt h ?no Inches at $2 60 nor inch, or a total of S520 for printing this list In tho Tribune, tho actual expense to tho taxpayer
for prlnUnilM "8t Bhoul,i havo lUt '0' r 10 'nCheS f """ 6 " " ' 88
East Orogonlan to the county comJalaBloDcrs permitted a graft, by which tho Tribune Is gettnlg t4C0 of
Bean, Timothy SV NB
and W V, BW Sec. 12, Tp.
N of It 31, E. W. M.. .........
Iipnn. Tlmothv NB M BW
nnd BW NW Yt, Bee 12, Tp. 1,
N of 11 31. E. W. M. ...........
llcnn, Timothy W Vt 3W U
and SK U BW W, Sec. 12, Tp. 1,
N of II 31, E. W. M. ...........
Deck, II. F. Lot 2, 111 A, Ja
cob's Add, Pendleton, Ore
La Grandn, Fob. 7. Tho United
StntoB Land olllco which has been
open only for tho Information of
tho public for tho past thrco months
on account of tho suspension of Ro
celvcr Asu II. Thomson, will nitaln
each, havo been purchaser: or char-1 to' business tho early part
tered from tho Canadian Pacific byi!" l'!,H wcek' , J' " Alexander who
huh uui-ii iiiJjHjimuu io succeed Tlios.
McNiitt as inspector of tho office
has entered upon his dutlos, and A.
A. Roberts, tho now rocelvor ap
pointed to succeed Asa II. Thornton,
Is ready for work and Is moving his
family hpro from Portland.
Register Davis BayB It Is Impos
sible to say Just what day tho offlco
will bo opened as final Instructions
form Washington must bo recolvod.
Mr, Davis has overyth.ng In readi
ness for buslnoss and ih prenarod lo
euro for tho great rush that lio fcolt
must grcot tho opening aftor such a
Jong period of stagnation. Tho neo-
plo In somo parts of Enstern Oregon
havo been greatly Inconvenienced
by tho suspension of business at the
land ofllco. Many homoatoadors
havo brought their witnesses to
make final proof, not knowing that
tho offlco was closed to such busi
ness. Many of thorn camo from
great dlstancos, as far away as Lost
Prairie, Orouso and Pradlso In
Wallowa county and Huntington In
Baker county, tor tho purpose of
completing title to their land, but
wcro sent back disappointed, the
heavy expense bill of tho long trips
being a clear loss to them.
Ono inch of tax Hat as It should be
tho taxpayers' money, ior f t"r"""kB joudor tnan nny wordfli an,i are submitted to tho taxpayers of Umatilla county, as a spoken oi
Thoso sa mplos ' of tho t Hst speak Idor Jg Lo'on worse than this, and samples of the city legal notices as lubliahed in
L'and'Jn hZenorml Tr.buno. wTli bo "prlStod ll Ttlfo near future for tho edification of tho property owners who aro paying tho bills.
Women's Club Incorporates,
Tho Woman's Club at Union has
filed Incorporation papers with a
capital stock of 600, tho Incorporat
ors being Mrs. Bell M. Wright, Mrs.
Clarissa Hall and Mrs. D. Pearl Warren.
Political and official circles la
England have no doubt that a gen
eral Balkan war will break out In
tho spring, which may involve nil
An era of railroad building has
boon Inaugurated In South America.
Thoy aro largely capitalized hr
tt. "I UOI1T1.1I
ng on tho
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' Americans and Germans.