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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 20, 1900)
LAKE VIEW, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 1900.
N. C. O. Manager
Taken to Task.
Moran, Owner of the Road
Don't Like Termo.
According to rumor of the past ten
days, a chanire may m looked for in the
lolicy of the X. C. & O. railroad and it
extension to within the boundary of
Modoc within the near future may,
we think, be looked for with some de
cree of certainty.
Last week Moran Bros., principal
owners of the road arrived at Keno, and
we are informed, had somewhat of a
stormy meeting with Manager Gest, and
expressed their grave dissatisfaction of
his management of the road and the
tormina?, and all work on the building?
at Termo was stopped. Last week Mr.
Moran, accompanied by another railroad
man from New York, went over the
road on a tour of inspection, and con
tinued on to Alturas. We are informed
that Mr. Moran expressed his surprise,
as well as disgust, at the terminal point
selected, and gave the Alturaa people to
understand that the road would be ex
tended north very soon. The extension
of the road as far north as Alturas would
be hailed with delight by all in North
ern California and Southern Oregon.
It will be almost an impossibility for
our freighters to Surprise Valley to haul
the freight from Termo during the win
ter months, on account of the roads to
be traversed, consequently our business
men would be compelled to either get
their goods at Amedee or lieno, and the
confusion of having their goods pass on
to Termo from Amedee would cause
much trouble, as it has already done
during the past month. Now, that a
"change has come o'er the scene," we
hope to see the railroad extended into
Modoc inside of another year.
The Minnesota lumber man, Thos. B.
Walker, has purchased 4,000 acres of
timber land in Modoc county, besides
the large purchases in the adjoining
counties and he hasn't finished yet.
Alturas Plaindealer. .
Merryfield, the sheepman, took out a
license in Modoc county for grazing
4500 Read of sheep, thereby settling the
case against him in the Modoc courts,
and relieving him of any further trouble
in the premises.
Who is the enterprising gentleman
that will build about a dozen cottages
in Lakeview, for rent?
At Dr. Gibson But
Aim Was Bad.
Gibson Then Shoots Wm.
Linville in the Breast.
Lat Sunday night at 10 o'clock a
shooting affray occurred at Alturas,
which caused great excitement in that
town. Laie Center, driver on the south
ern stage, tells the facts of the case, as
near as he could learn, as follows:.
A lout the hour mentioned, and while
a few people were lounging in the Wick
liffe nloon, ihe inmates were startled
by the shattei ir.p of glass in the front
window, and the whizzing of rocks as
the missiles sti tick obstacles in the sa
loon. William Linville, who formerly
drove on the southern line, is night bar-ke'.-er
in Wickliffe's, and lie immedi
ately grasped a pistol, rushed to the
front door, and espied a man "running
tapldly away fiom the scene. Linville
opened tire on the retreating figure and
at the second shot the man stopped and
put his hand on his leg as an intimation
that he was hit. Linville then ad
vanced and discovered that the man was
none other than Dr. Alex. Gibson, with
whom Mr. Wickliffe recently had seri
ous trouble over domestic affairs.
Gibson lagged to be allowed to go in
Ieace, but Linville, it is said, was so
enraged when he discovered who the
Ierpetrator of the outrage was, that he
held the pistol ''.lose to Gibson's head
and pulled the trigger, but the cartridge
snapped, thereby saving the doctor's
life. Gibson was arrested. It is not
known just why lie took this means of
revenge on "Wickliffe, but the affair
probably grew out of the difficulties
Gibson and Wickliffe had over the lat
Recently Wickliffe brought suit against
his wife for divorce, and also instituted
Jroceedings against Gibson for $25,000
or the alienation of his wife's affections.
Since the above version of the shoot
ing affiay was put in type. Operator
Boyd has received the additional in
formation that Linville followed Gibson
to his home. Gibson waited until morn
ing, when he armed himself with a
shotgun, went in search of Linville, met
him and fired a full charge of shot
into the man's breast. Linville is prob
ably fatally hurt. Gibson was arrested
and released on bonds.
N. P. Tonningsen
No Particulars of the Sad
The relatives of N. P. Tonningsen In
Lakeview were bowed down in grief and
sorrow last Tuesday morning when the
follow ing news came by wire to Judge
Charles Tonningsen :
Fan Francisco, Sept. 18. Peter died
this morning. Break the news gently
to father and mother.
On SeptemWr 3d deceased left Lake
view en loute to San Francisco on a
business and pleasure trip combined.
He was he picture of robust health and
manly vigor, and looked forward to his
trip with ' much pleasure, intending to
be absent several weeks. While J. S.
Field was In San Francisco last week
he met Mr. Tonningsen and was with
him several hours. At that time he
was in perfect health and apparently
full of enjoyment. A letter from J.
Frankl to George H. Ayres tells of the
writer meeting Mr. Tonningsen on Mar
ket street a few days ago.
On account of this the news of "Pete"
Tonningsen's death came as a terrible
surprise to relatives and business asso
ciates. The relatives immediately wired
to San Francisco for further particulars.
Although the telegraph was used per
sistently Tuesday no further particulars
of the sad affair could be learned. The
remains will be interred in San Francisco.
Deceased, Nis Peter Tonningsen, was
a native of Germany, aged 44 years. He
came to the Pacific Coast in 1874, and
located temporarily at Wheatland, Yolo
county, Cal. In the Fall of 1874 he re
moved to Ft. Bidwell, Modoc county,
and four years ago came to Lakeview,
where he engaged in business, purchas
ing the Lakeview Brewery enterprise
with George H. Ayres. About a year
ago deceased engaged in the sheep busi
ness and "was prospering. -It was his
intention to rebuild in the spring the
Lakeview Brewery, which was destroyed
in the fire of May 22d. He was a man
of good business qualification, and had
numerous friends who will regret to
learn of his death.