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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 13, 1900)
LAKE VIEW, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 1900.
LAKE CO. EXAM
Mrs. Lyda LaBrie of Sil
ver Lake Killed in a
Morses Become Unmanageable, Run
Into a Fence', Threw Her Out
Killing Her Instantly.
All Silver Iake mourn the sad death
of Jr-. Lyda LaBrie, and all who knew
her in lib' will heavy a si;jh of regret at
her Midden taking off, jti-t in t h full
bloom ot young womanhood when life
held many joy and comforts and seemed
worth the living, .-ilver Lake mourns
as one big lamily, and the sad fatality,
which occurred on Septemlcr l-t. has
cast a d-trk gloom over every household .
The fact are narrated as foilows:
Mr. ItBrie had U-cn visiting her
mother in ! vall.-y, and was returning
to her own home on the afternoori of
September 1st, driving her own leatn,
when cln- met a hand of castle, and,
after pa-fin:: safely through the drove,
she took up her whip and ftruck one ot
the hor.-es sharply. The team immedi
ately started on the run, ao'l soon got
beyond her control. Cloie by wetctuo
men on nor.-eback; James Sullivan and
M. A. Woodie, who, noticing tl ;
woman's p'-ril,: started at breakneck speed
to head tiie runaway team. They were
tM late, h"-.'-ver. M r j.-L i Brie, reali
zing that !!' could not control the mad
dened animal-, turned them from the
highway into a fence. As the team
lashed through the fence, the wheel
struck a s !id post with such force that
the unfortunate woman was hurled from
her seat through space, and, upon strik
i?;g the. ground upon her head, fhespinal
cord and neck bone was snapped nssun
der, and she wan dead when picked up.
The accident occurred within a quar
ter of a mile of her home. No physi
cian being at hand, kind friends tender
ly caied for her and tried to bring her
back b life, believing the poor woman
was only stunned. Hut, w hen no sign of
resuscitation became apparent, they
lifted her from the ground and discovered
that her neck was broken.
The body of the young w ife was taken
to the home of her almost distracted
husband, and the scene of desolation
and mourning was awful tocontemplate.
On Sunday, the 2d instant. the funeral
was belli, and in the silent procession
that followed the remains to the last
resting place were many friends ami
Deceased was formerly Miss Lyda
Jones, the only child of" Mr. and Mrs.
P. W. Jones, of Silver Lake, Oregon.
Four years ago she was jo'ned in holy
wedlock with Thomas J. LaBrie, a
prominent sheepman, of. Silver Lake,
and the fond hihand and parents are
bowed down Midi an inconsolable uriel" I
over the sudden lfss of their loved one.
Mr. Iilh ie had only recent I3' disroed
of hi-shi ep, and intended to leave soon
with his wife to find a home in the Wil
laiitrnette valley. All the ln;piness an
ticipated for the future has been rudely
shattered the loving husband's idol is
Mr. LaBrie is particularly unfortunate.
Six vears ago next Christmas Eve his
-first wife lost her life in the terrible fire
at Silver Lake, when over forty other
human s:ou!s were burned to death with
h.r. Now the los of his second life
companion by accident seems almost too
hard to bear.
Tragedy is his fate !
The Examiner joins with the many
friend" of the mourning family in ex
pressing heartfelt sorrow and condolence
in this, their hour of grief;
An Alarm of Fire.
An alarm of (ire was sounded last
Wednesday evening jut after dusk and
proved to f' a blaze in the two story
house known as the Joe Lane residen-e,
and occupied by (i. W. Ragan and wife.
It appears that Mr. Hawaii went to an
upstairs room to light a iarnp.and threw
the match iion the Moor, belieing it to
have leen entirely extinguished. How
ever, a few minutes thereafter the room
was discovered to lx? in flames, and only
imely assistance and hard work for a
lew minutes saved the building from de
struction. As it was. the paper and
linitftroti the walls and nearly all the
contents of tl.e ro'm were destroyed.
The aed couple lost all their wearing
appaicl, which happened to le in this
particular room. A 1 irge crowd of peo
ple rushed to the tire, but it was ex
tinguished lefore many reached the
place. An alarm of fire now excites oar
Tin II Hiding Searchlight 'says: "V
W. M rley, pntmister at Oik Run
with his wife, wa in town Thursday on
the way to Anderson for a visit. Mr.
Morley owns a claim that is proving
rich. It is situated near the Daisy
Bell, the gold producer of his son-in-law,
Walter Dale. At the Morley claim
they have crosscut the ledge ami the ore
show s up remarkable well." The owner
of this rich mine is the father ot our
townsman and Lake County Stock In
spector, Will S. Morley.
Moran Bros., of New York, arrived at
Reno in their private car on the 6th
inst. They came out to inspect the N.
C. k O. Railway, of w hich they areown
ers. A. Bieber was in company with
one of the brothers on the trip from
Reno last week, and from what he could
glean in conversation with Mr. Moran,
he believes the road will be extended
from Termo to Likely, at least. The
railroad owner questioned Mr. Bieber
closely regarding freight shipments, etc.,
from Lake county.
The Oregon Press Association con
venes in Ashland on September 19th
For the first time in the history of the
Northwest, the price of cattle in Oregon
is $5 per he id higher than in the Eat
Work in the Business Portion Recently Razed
by Fire is Going on Rapidly.'
Gus. ftchlagel has moved into his new
harness and hardware building and is
putting in a big stock. -
Hart & Beach have opened up for
business in their new building, south of
the Bank of Lakeview.
The lower story of the Bank of Lake
view building has been completed and is
handsomely arranged for a banking
S. R. Sublette will have -a new furni
ture store south of the Daly drug store.
G round was broken this week for the
A contract ha.s been let to E. J. Arm
strong, by Post &, King, for a new brick
saloon building on their corner lot, op
posite the merchandise house of George
H. Ayres & Co. It is understood that
the building will be 80 feet deep.
Ground is also broken for the founda
tion for a brick building to be erected
for F. M. Miller, next door to the big
hotel building on Water street. S. D.
Coulter & Co. will occupy the new build
ing for a meat market.
The brick buildings being erected by
B. Daly, on the east side of Water street
by Contractor Childers, are rapidly go
ing up. In the corner building will be
located Beal Fs drug store, and the room
adjoining will be occupied by C. H.
Duniap, fancy groceries and confection
ery. The Masonic hall building is rapidly
going up on Main street,- Contractors
Follett !t Stokes having eight men at
work. The building will be covered
with steel and have a handsome steel
cornice front. The lower room will be
occupied by The Lake County Examiner
printing plant, and the second floor will
be handsomely arranged for-a lodge
room. Bricklayers commenced Tuesday on
the second story of the Lakeview Hotel
and will push the work rapidly.
The first story of the Field building,
on Main street, is completed and is
ready for the bricklayers to commence
on the second story. The top floor will
be the Odd Fellows hall.
Stored Their Wool.
Curry county woolmen have stored
their 1900 clips and refuse to sell at the
figure offered, pending the presidential
election, believing that after McKinley
is re-elected the price of wool will go up
to 20 cents a pound. Several Bryanites
are in the pool (the wool is stored at
Gold Beach), which would indicate that
thev have more hope in the re-election
of McKinley than they do in that of
Bryan. Under these conditions the
perplexing question is, how can any
wool man be a Bryanite? Is it simple
prejudice? TJiey will silently vote for
McKinley to subserve their own inter
ests, while they are recognized as Bryan
followers. Lake county woolgrowere
have sold none of theirclips, but shipped
to consignment. Undoubtedly they will
reap the reward of McKinley prosperity
after the smoke of battle rolls away. in
No . ember.