Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915, December 13, 1900, Image 1

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NO. 40.
The Lakevlew-Ager Stage
Held UpM by a Lone
Driver Marry Yount Did He Was
Ordered kobber Mlaaed Mis Cal
culatlonsCut the nail Sacks
and (lets ?
It Hounds like old time tu hear of a
hold-up on tli Western. Last Tuesday
evening a luilHiour alter the Western
atage left lli" Lakeview Muttilllct), a loiiu
highwayman held ll tin driver and de
manded tliu tu wit suck. The luild-up
Km iiiiido on tint Mash, at tin bridge
over tin creek that run down through
Hit) valley to lliu lake, and about two
milu from town. Harry Yount wan the
driver, and, jut an lie reached the east
cud of the bridge, a stern voice cum i u vC
(rum the edge of tlie structure, near lliu
water, commanded him to "halt." Thu
driver concluded it wan iuiiui one play
ing a prunk mi him, and did not heed
tint warning ul once, hut, ufter going
about fifty feet further, thu voice rang
out, "Mult, there, or I'll idioot!" No
further warning wa necessary, and
Yount pulled up, when thu highway
man, who kept secreted, gave him the
follow ing orders : I
"Throw out thu two until Kuk, turn
off the rond to the left, go '"ill a mile
Mouth nml hull there for one hour; when
your hour in up return hem and get
your iiiuil sucks."
Yount lit on 'e followed the bandit's
bidding to tlio letter, and ho tlili ks tl
1. possible he remained ut the "half
iii I to pout" even longer than thu hour
allotted him, hut at any ratu it wus a
full hour Im (oi-o ho returned, gathered
up tho tu nil uud proeoeUod on hi Juur--ncy.
Thu leiilher mall-pouch hud a largo
hole cut in It, the cloth Mick wux rlp
mm1 ohmi, and u largo quantity of mail '
mutter will scattered ii bout on thoj
ground. At no timu did the driver
get big lit of the highwayman.
1 'ost muster Wilcox wu interviewed
regarding thu amount of registered
null miilter that went out on thu
Western thill night, hut would give
no sulisfuetory unswer, staling that hu
hud not looked It up. It is likely,
however, Ihul thu fellow did not get a
- dollar for hU puins, us do registered
mull other than whul goes lol'orllund
and other Oregon towns, la currlud
west tho nan I' ranclseo and has turn
registered packages going- hy lliu
Th ro were no passengers on thu
mage, uud It la proliuhlo Hint Is where
the highwayman missed hi culcula
llons. lie was on tho right scent,
howevur, as Frank Orlmun, who hud
been puld HMO hy Allied Dent, for
labor, the duy before, hud intended to
go out from l.akevlew that night with
thu currency in hU pocket, hut changed
his mind in tho ufteruoon and vent to
tho 70 Kuncli In Dcws Valley, thoro
boarding tho singe, when it caino along.
Thu highway iniin, who Is no doubt "a
man about town," merely missed Ids
calculations; had hu extended thu
scone of his operations to the vicinity
of Drews Gup, lie would undoubted 'y
have found what hu wus after, Thoro
is no doubt that OrtijiHii, who Is en
routu to Eureka, Cub, was thu In tend
ed victim.
Nothing was known of thu hold-up
in Lakeview until "Doc" Kamsby, thu
oilier driver, arrived at 11 o'clock
Upon learning the fucts Sheriff Dun
lap started at once for thu see no of thu
hold-up to discover a clue, if possible.
Doubtless the "bud man" Is right here
in Lakovlew at this moment.
The Examiner erred in one part of its
report of the Crime Creek school benefit
entertainment, on Thanksgiving even
ing. The error was in tho following:
"The basket donated by Miss Myrtle
Grime of Lakoview brought $0.50." It
should have been ntutud Mamie (i rimes
and not Myrtle, However, the fact that
two admirers of the former made thu
bidding spirited, does not detract from
the popularity of the younger sinter,
who also haw many udmirera.
President's Message.
('resident McKinlcy submitted hit
message to txith If onsen of Congress on
December 3d. To put into type the
message In it entirety would take up
more space than the forty column The
Examiner contain. Consequently, it
has been briefly aynopsized by this pa
per Into a readable shaxj by taking the
most salient and itnMirtant (siints.
In the first paragraph of the message
the President say:
Your countrymen will Join with you
in felicitation that American liberty i
more firmly established thun ever lie
fore, and that love for it and the deter
mination to preserve it are more uni
versal than at any former jeriod of our
history. Education,
religion and morality have kept pace
with our advancement in other direc
tions, and, while extending its (siwer,
the government ha adhered toil found
ation principle and abated none of
them in dealing with our new peoples
and Kissession.
Tint yirsTiox or pkamnu with tiik
( iiixkms.
The Chinese problem occupies a very
considerable part of thu message, and
thu l'resident pay a tribute to the
American soldiers and sailors, and finds
thuImM-rinl Government guilty of gross
treachery. Thu iege ami thu relief of
the legation ha paused into undying '
history, in all thu stirring chapter which
record the heroism of the devoted baud,
'dinging to hojio in the face of despair,
and the undaunted spirit that led their
relievers through battle and suffering to
thu goal, it is a memory of wIpcJi my
countrymen may Ik- justly proud thai
the honor of our Mag was maintained
alike in siege and thu rescue, and that
stout American heart have again set.
Mgh, In fervent emulation with" true"
men of every race ami lunguage, thu in
domitable courage that ever strives for
the cuusu of right and justice.
Not only are the protestations of thu
Chinese Government that it protected
the l-cations jKiietivcly contradicted,
but irresinliblu proof accumulated that
thu attacks ujhiii the legations were
mude hy Imperial troops, regularly uni
formed, armed and ollicered, lielonging should not be suffered to delay the
to the commundof Jung Lu, the Iuis.rial ' fH-edy establishment of a frontier line
Commuiidcr-iii-Chicf. Decree encoiir- ' to w hich we are entitled,
aging thu Boxers, organizing them under I nicahaoca cava!..
prominent Inicrial officers, provision-j A to tho isthmian canal, the Presi
itig them and even granting them large j dent nay the views of Congress in the
buiiih in the name of thu Empress iKiwa-, light of the report of the examining
ger, are known to cxnt. Members of ttiu ! commission, nre awaited. " I commend
Tsung Li Yameii, w ho counseled pro-j to the early attention of the Senate the
lection for the foreigners, were beheaded, i convention with Great Britain to facil-
Even in the distant provinces men bus- i
peeled of foreign sympathy were put to .
death, prominent among thece being
Chang Y'eu Moon, formerly Chinese
Minister in Washington.
The Russian proposition looking to
the restoration of Imperial power in
Peking has been accepted as in full con
sonance with our own desires, for we
hold that effective reparation can be best
brought about under an authority which
thu real Chinese nation reverences. For
thu real culprits, who have misled thu
iinK'rial judgment, full expiation be
comes imperative within thu rational
limits of retributive justice, negotiations
concerning which are now iu progress iu
T'JIK OK TUB U.N1TKU STATES convened in short session on December 3. The President's Message
road. W. H. Dillinghuin, new senator from Vermont, wus sworn iu. Senators Hanuu and Jones, chairmen respect
ively of thu ltopublieiiu and Dumocruiio National Coiumiiloes, met fur tho first time since election, and exchanged
cordial greetings. Tho Shipping Subsidy Bill camu up for consideration, Senutor Fryo addressing' the senate in its
favor. In thu House, Connor of Iowa was sworn in. '1 he senate went into executive session and the Hay-Paunceforte
treaty was lukun up. Thu House passed thu Army bill ; House passed thu Oleomargarine bill by vote of l'Jd to U2.
Thls'blll Increases the tax on oleomargarine,, or imitation butter or cheese, 2 to 10 cunts pur lb., according- to quality.
Tho outlook for the early passage of the Nicaruguan Canal bill W very promising. Congressman Payne introduced
a bill in the House roduelug thu internal revenues by about $30,000,000. The bill abolishes the internal revenues on
telegrams, expressages, proprietary medicines and reduces thu beer tax 25 cunts on thu barrel.
Agreement Finally Reached
The Statu Department at Washington
has been informed that the foreign min
isters at Pekin have reached an agree
ment, which was submitted to the home
office. Secretary Hay, on the 6th inst.,
cabled Minister Conger authorizing him
to sign the agreement on behalf of the
United Status government. It ia diffi
cult to gather details of the understand
ing at this tlmo. However, it is known
Peking. Sufficient reparation in money
may b twyond the ability of China to
meet. Due compensation may hu madu
in part hy an increase of the guarantee
of security for foreign right and by the
opening of China to the equal commerce
of all thu world.
The relation of thi country with the
neighboring republic to the south are
ton. bed ujKiii lightly and reference i
made to the Pari Exsitioii and the
success of the American exhibitors.
Good will prevail in our relation
with the (ierman empire and an ami-
cablo adjustment of the long landing meet the Spanish war expenses thirty
question of the admission of Jife insur-; million. I urge immediate action on
anco companies has been reached. The . tho measures to promote American ship
settlement of the Ha moan problem has ping and foreign trade."
accomplished gissl result.
Friendly relation wiih Great Britain
continue. Only an immaterial reference
is made to the Boer war, and that con
cerning the neutral cargoes seized.
Concerning the Alaskan Ismndary so to supplement effective state legis-j J. S. Ijck of Huntington, president
modus Vivendi, it is said that, however lation a to make a complete and ade- j (' 'he company which attempted nava
necessary as an exedient, it is at best i quate system of laws throughout ;he : gation of the Snake river with the
an unsatisfactory makeshift w hich I w hole of the United Mates. Restraint ! eleamer Mabel, operating between
itate the construction of
to remove any objection
the canal and
arising out of
thu Clayton-Hulwer treaty." Satisfac
tory progress has been madu toward tho
conclusion of a general treaty of friend
ship and intercourse with Spain.
Wu await the fullillmeut of the prom
ises of the Sultan of Turkey. His Maj
esty's good intention is evinced by an
irade for rebuilding the American col
lege ut Hurpoot.
It is gratifying to state that the sur
plus revenues for the lineal year which
ended June 30, 11)00, were fTll.oL'T.OoO.lS.
For the six preceding years we had only
deficits. Considerable reduction is noted
iu the expenditures for the year. Thu
in the two important issue that were
still open, namely those relating to
punishment and indemnity, the view of
the United States government has pre
vailed. Aa to punishments they are to
be the severest that can bo inflicted by
the Chinese government. As to the in
demnity thu Chinese government is to
formally admit it liability and then the
matter ia to be left for future negotia
tion. It waa understood ou thu other
present condition of the treasury is one
of undoubted strength. The available
cash balance November 3ftlh was 13,-
303,4.)jO. and the total holding of free
j gold was 1,047,373.15,
It i a duty, a I am sure it will be the
disposition of Congress, to provide w hat
ever further legitiation I needed to in
sure the continued parity of silver and
gold. The party in power ia committed
to such legislation a will belter make
; the currency responsive to the varying
! needs of busineK.
"I recommend that Congre reduce
, the internal revenue taxes imposed U
Till THl'STS.
In regard to trust the President savs
the uniformity of legislation in the
states is to be desired. It is to be hoped
that means may be found for Congress
upon sucn combinations as are injurious "unungion ana me .-fcven uevils cop
and are within Federal jurisdiction per mountains, was in La Grande a few
should be promptly applied by Congress, days ago and was interviewed by the
The Philippine situation is dealt w ith
as fully as the Chinese. Our forces have
suci-easfully controlled the greater part
of thu islands. What opposition re
mains is for the most part scattered, the
insurgents operating by guerrilla war
fare. Effective opposition by dissatis
fied Tagals was virtually ended last
Municipal officers who administer
lecal affairs to be selected by the native
and natives are to be preferred for such
offices, if competent. Provisions " for
tavialiori fctmnl.t Ima ,itmtL anA oAuili.
I . - . .v. "VI ciul)lb UIHI V tfc T 1 1 .
unuersKsKi anu should atlect the Tewest
'i n-m.aun? BUjeJIS OI lUXUllOIl.
All employes of the United Hates!
should observe not only material but I
the iiersonal and social rights of the !
people and treat them with the same i
courtesy and respect for their personal
dignity that the people of the United
States require from each other. The
Filipinos are quick to learn and profit
by know ledge. He would be rash, who,
wi;h the teachings of contemporaneous
history in view, would fix a limit to the
degree of culture and advancement
within reach of those people.
Referring to the commission, the
President says it is probable that the
transfer of authority from military com
manders to civil officers will be gradual
and will occupy a considerable period.
The duties of the commission are given
In Puerto Rico the civil government
provided by the act of April 12, 1900, is
in successful operation.
" I will transmit to Congress the con
stitution which the Cuban convention is
expected to adopt."
Concerning the standing army the
President says it is apparent that we will
require an army of 00,000, and that dur
ing thu present conditions in Cuba and
thu Philippines the President should
have authority to increase the force to
the present number of a hundred thou
sand. points that the French proposition
formed the basis of the agreement.
Makes Oood Impression.
The report of Secretary Gage on the fi
nances of the country has made an ex
cellent impression in financial circles in
Berlin. A great lterlin financier say
of it: "It ia magnificent and confirms
the condition of the American money
market aa indicated by the various loans
ol Europe during the year."
(That is the Name of the
New Railroad Now in
0. R. & N. GETTING r 00 T HOLD.
This Company to Tap Harney and
Then Come on to Lakeview on
Account of Easy and Inex
pensive Building.
The fact ia coming to the surface, as
The Examiner has all along stated,
that numerous independent railway
companies are endeavoring to gain foot
hold iu Lake county and that Lakeview
will yet, and in the not distant future,
become a railroad town. Evidently
those railroad honor are to be thrust
upon us without the asking, for now
comes an entirely new proposition not
heretofore heard of in these parts. It is
the Huntingtou-Lakeview line to be
constructed by the O. K. & J. Company,
I Here is the story :
La Grande Journal with the follow ing re
sult: Mr. Locke, who is a keen buefness
man, talked interestingly of the plana
by the O. R. &. N. Co. looking to the
tapping of the bplendid Harney valley,
in Harney county.
"The Harney valley is the largest in
Eastern Oregon," remarked the Hunt
ington man, "and you could put Grande
Rondu valley iirit, and then have space
for thousands of people. I have juBt re-
I turned to Huntington after a trjju.L.
MOCTmneUIfirriipreseinaUves ol the O.
R. A. X. Cn. Wl iolirnevd ti tliA tnwna
i - - J J -
, OI wrewsey, tiarney ana iiurng, mence
I mil vttv muiuua awLv. wuuij.
"It is geneially understood that the
O. R. & S. Co. people investigated the
new Oregon Southern, which railroad is
completed to Shaniko, w ith the idea of
figuring ou a plan of securing that route
to tap Harney county.
"Iu my opinion the Sumpter Valley
railroad, now building to Whitney, will
be extended to Prineville section.
Probably the line may some time be dis
posed of to the O. R. it X. Co. to be
used as a feeder line.
"The impression is gaining force in
Huntington that the O. R. A. X. Co.
will make that town the junction for
lines of railroads going along the Snake
river to Lewistou, Idaho, and a feeder
extending into the splendid Harney
country, with its great stock raising and
wheat growing possibilities. The
country to be traversed from Huntington
to Lake county is not to be compared in
difficulty with that ove. which the ex
tension of the Sumpter Valley railroad
is being pushed.'
Mr. Locke is very enthusiastic over
the certainty, as he thinks, of the Hunt-ington-Lakeview
line being pushed for
ward to actual completion by the O. R.
& N Co. He said regarding the rich
ness of the Harney valley alone:
"The Harney . valley, having about
2000 square miles, is capable of produc
ing millions of bushels of wheat, oats
and other grain, and the extension of a
road into Lake county would also be
over a region w here steel rails could be
laid with extremely small expense. The
Lakeview region, too, is a splendid agri
cultural country."
DeWet Hard Pressed.
The latest news from South Africa is
to the effect that while DeWet and his
forces were hard pressed, they have not
been captured by the British. DeWet
abandoned a Krupp gun, which was
captured by General Knox.
Filipinos Surrender.
The War Department has received an
official dispatch from General Mac
Arthur giving details of the surrender
of 2,100 insurgents to General Young at
Santa Maria. The surrender is regarded
as important.
And Cedarville has subscribed 3,000
for a creamery.