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EIGHT PAGES. DAILY EAST OREGOXIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, MONDAY, AUG 1ST 17, 1008. FAGX TUBXX. UNI II 117,01010 ('Ol'M'Y'S V M ICS IXCHEASK HAM' A MILLION Aswor Hum I'ooknI l'p tiw Tax KolW and Finds Healthy Ailvnnce In tlitt Count ' Assessment Much Moro Improved ProM-rty TI11111 Ijum Yeur. The La Grande Observer Bays of tlij Union county assessment for thin year: Union county's assessed valuation for 1908 Is almost $7,000,000, accord ing to grand totals that have been compiled In the assessor's offlco thl week from assessments turned In by the deputy assessors In all the dis trict of the county. There are several assessments In Ln Orande that have not been made for the reason that the property own ers are out of the city. When they return, the assessment roll for the entire county will be complete. County I Itlctirr. Hy a half million dollars the coun ty Is richer than last year. There Is, technically speaking, more than a half million dollars additional wealth In the county, because horses anil house. hold goods are assessed lower than lust year. Then, too, there were few er notes assessed this year than last The only thing that Is assessed high er this year Is timber land. There Is a large figure In timber land and this has In a measure helped to swell the 1ctal assessment figures. The Increase In valuation Is largely for Improved property. The deputy assessors found Improvement rampant Ir all parts of the county and houv and buildings of all descriptions that last year were valued as ordinary property have this year been Improv ed to such an extent that the owners will be required to pay at flrst-clas property rates. It Is seldom that the county's wealth has Increased so much ln one year as it has since the 1907 assess merit. VALVES INCREASED SIX Ill'NDItED FOLD Something of the enormous in crease In land values in the cities of the Inland empire may be gleaned from the following Interesting Illus tration from the Walla Walla Hulle-t!n; I'aylng over 612 times as much as his parents sold the same land for 4 3 years ago, Harry H. Reynolds yester day bought the lot on the southwest corner of Spokane and Main streets for the sum of $20,400, says the Bul letin. This Is one-third of the block which his parents, Allen and Lettlce J. Reynolds, sold 43 years ago for $100. The lot purchased yesterday has 102 feet frontage on Main street and 85 feet on Spokane street. The ale of this property shows the remarkable Increase In values that Walla Walla lands have experienced. The whole block sold for $100 43 years ago, $(!000 seven years ago, and now one-third of It sells for $20,400. At this rate the whole lot would be worth $61,200. The buildings on It are but shacks, hence llu only value If. in the land. This Is an average In crease of over $1400 per year for the 4.', years. The property was sold by Joseph Tachl, who bought the whole Mock seven years ago for $6000 and has made a neat little sum out of his part of the transaction. Mr. Reynolds has not decided yet what wlll.be placed on (he block. .It Is likely that n substantial business block will be erected In the not far distant future, which will be a great improvement to East Main street. IN HOSPITABLE PORTLAN P. StmiigT Evicted from Union Dejrot at Midnight. Portland's Inhospitable side Is shown by the following communica tion In the. Oregon Dally Journal from nn eastern Oregon man: To the Editor of The Journal On my way from San Francisco to a town In eastern Oregon I arrived In Portland a little short of funds. 1 decided, to await my train till 7 o'clock this morning In the depot. But Imagine my surprise when shortly after 12 o'clock I was told to get out; that no one was allowed In the depot; that no more trains were due, etc., and that "he" was Instruct, ed to put all out. So I was evicted In to the cold and darkness. A stran ger In a strange city and short of funds. I have: recently been compelled to remain several hours during the night both at Pasco and Umatilla, and was allowed to remain In the depots. But at Portland! The small city of Port land! I must be evicted lest they might shelter some hobo over night. I had on decent clothes, with 'white shirt, collar and cuffs and also had two grips, and I don't believe I look ed at all like a hobo, Yet I had, to get out. It does seem to me an Injustice and an outrage that Portland can't have a depot for Its traveling public to re main In over night ,lf they are short or funds, or If they have a family with them and It would work a hard ship on them to go to one of the high priced hotels. And the cheaper ones are not always desirable even If one his the wherewithal for a bed. Umatilla, Pasco, Portland. These three but the least of these Is' Port land. Sincerely, an humble minister of the Gospel. ISC FIGHT CHINESE BOYCOTT DOES IRREPARABLE DAMAGE JAPS BUY LAND. Are Hood River Ordiard Tracts Taken by Drown Men. According to Mr. Yasula, a Japan ese, who has opened a real estate of fice at Hood River, many of his coun trymen are so Impressed with the Oregon country that they have for ever turned their eyes away from the land of the cherry blossom and wish to become American property hold ers and cltlzelns, says n rtem from Hood River. Already several of th orientals have the knowledge that will enable them to grow Newtona and Spitenbergs to perfection. "Xo more we want to make money and go back to Japan," said Mr. Yasul today. "My countrymen, many of them have come to stay. They buy the ranch at Hood River and The Dalles and raise the apples and vegetables. You notice several Jap anese have already bought ranches nt Hood River and we have formed the corporation to buy 1400 acres near The Dalles up Mill creek. Here we raise the peach, cherry, vegetable and at Hood River we raise the ap. pie." During the past month several Jap anese merchants Jiave opened stores at Hood River and are doing a thriv ing business with their many coun- trymen who are scattered throughout the valley. In the Mount Hood coun. try there Is quite a colony, some of whom are accompanied by their wives, and the first Japanese baby to see the Ugh of day In the new coun try was recently born there. Finances of Aggreswlve Islund King dom Said to Be In Bad Sliax 'us Result of Quiet but Effective Hoy oti by Yellow Race. That Japan ln the space of a few years will find himself ousted from China as the result of a quiet but persistent boycott and Intrigue and her trade with that country Irretriev ably lost Is the opinion of T. W. Kingsmlll of Shanghai, a recent ar rival from the Orient. Mr. Kingsmlll Is an authority on matters Oriental, having been con nected with the promotion of the harbor, railroad and mining schemes In China during the the past 47 years. Mr. Kingsmlll has written a number of books on historical subjects and the antiquities of China and Is well posted on all matters pertaining to the flowery kingdom. "The Japanese have by their con summate deceit caused themselves to be disliked and despised by the Chi nese," said Mr. Kingsmill. "They have been behaving badly In the Man- churlan troubles and they have grown so conceited that they think they could defeat the United States. But their finances are in a fearful state, and If Great Britain were to refrain from her present policy of lending Japan money the latter would soon go to the wall. "Japan has been trying to work up a revolution, but the Chinese, owing to the education they receive, are not a fighting nation, consequently they are boycotting and Intriguing against Japan ln a slow but nevertheless sure manner, taking care not to give Japan open provocation for declaring war, which t present would mean the practical extinction of China as a na tion unless the other powers Inter vened. "As for the 'battle for the Pacific,' If such a thing should come to pass, Japan would get beaten, for she has not got 'two dollars to rattle on a tombstone.' The Chinese are a more able people than the Japanese, but they are not trained ulong military lines." A Cough Remedy that Cures. Hickory Bark Cough Remedy, made by the- Hickory Bark Cough Remedy company, of Salem, Ore., guaranteed to cure your cough, or money refunded. Guaranteed to make a friend of you. For sale by all drug gists and first class dealers every where. Pendleton Drag Co. Idaho Values Increase. The state board of equalization has received abstracts of assessment valu ation from but 18 of the 23 counties, which show an Increase amounting to about 30 per cent over last year, and should the belated counties come up to those already at hand the total valuation of all the property In the state for purposes of taxation will amount to $125,000,000, as compared with $97,000,000 for 1907, says a Boise dispatch. The board will con tinue to adjourn from day to day until all returns have been received. A sure cure, one you can depend upon. Hickory Bark Cough Remery. A sure cure, nd lt'a pure! Use It for all lung trouble, coughs, colds, hoarse ness and sore throat. For sale by any druggist and first class dealers everywhere. Pendleton Drug Co. For Sale One of the best saloons In The Dalles, Ore.; located on the best corner ln the city; doing a good business; owner wants to take a trio to Europe; will sell cheap on reason able terms. Cheap rent, long lease. Call on or write C. P. Johannsen, owner, for full particulars, The Dalles, Ore. "Oregon Builders" Are you doing what you can to populate your State? OREGON NEEDS PEOPLE Settlers, honest farmers, mechanics, merchants, clerks, people with brains, strong hands and a willing heart capital or no capital. if Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. Is sending tons of Oregon literature to the east for distribution through every available agency. Will you not help the good work of building Oregon by Bending us the names and addresses of your friends who are likely to be Interested In this place? We will be glad to bear the expense of sending them complete Information about OREGON and Its opportunities. COLONIST TICKETS will be on sale during SEPTEMBER AND OC TOBER from the east to all points ln Oregon. The fares from a few principal cities are From Louisville " Cincinnati " Cleveland " New York - $41.70 - 42.20 - 44.75 - 55.00 From Denver - $30.00 " Omaha' - 30.00 Kansas City 30.00 " St. Louis 35.50 . Chicago 38.00 TICKETS CAN BE PREPAID. If you want to bring a friend 01 relative to Oregon, deposit the proper amount with any of our agents. The ticket will then be fur nished by telegraph. F. J. QUINLAN, Local Agent, Pendleton, Ore. or write Wm. McMURRAY General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon. By ers' Best Flour Is made from tbe choicest wheat that grows. Good bread la Matur ed when BYERS' BEST FLOUR is used. Bran, ShorU, Steam Rolled Barley always on hand. PENDLETON ROLLER MILLS V. S. BYERS, Proprietor. INDIANS GET BOOZE. Portland Salootuiu-n SusMVted of "Bootlegging" on Slletz. Federal authorities suspect certain , Portland saloon dealers of furnishing Indians on the Slletz reservation with whisky and arrests may follow an In vestigation that is being made, says' the Oregonlan. It Is charged that liquor dealers In this city regulaily ship Intoxicants to redskins. who cany It Into the reservation. I'nder the federal statutes It is a crime to ship liquor Into an Indian ; riservatlon,' but it Is said the saloon dealers avoid violating the law tech n.f..Uy by shipping the liquor to To-' ledo, which s outside the reservation and from which It is carried onto the government's land by the Indians ! who receive It at the railroad station. , Assistant Vnlted States Attorney Evans yesterday filed with United ; States Commissioner cannon in complaints, each charging Warren ( Prainard, an Indian, with unlawfully : anylng liquor on the SIloU rcserva- lion. An officer has gone to uncoin county to make the arrest. Hralnard j Is one of the Indians who Is said to obtain his whisky from saloonmen i In this city. Wheal Yielding 1(1 ItushoK The best wheat yield yet reported for Washington county comes from the George R. Pagley ranch, five ' r.llcs northwest of town, says a Hills. boro Item. Forty bushels an acre for a field of 20 acres was the net re. suit. This l on the farm which has been used for Irrigation experiments by A. P. Stover of the government Ir rigation department. The grain, however, was not grown on Irrigate 1 and. The average yield of winter wheat o far as reported from over the county, Is about 25 bushels an acre. The new town of Roosevelt on the North Bank road Is said to be forg- ng ahead rapidly. Ground has just been broken for a school house. Pro hlbitlon prevails. COFFEE Nothing does more for a grocer, one way or the other, than coffee. He must sell-poor; (he needn't sell it to you) it is good tt makes him. . 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