nun tmmtn VOL. XXI. LAKE VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 1900. NO. 40. A BOLD, BAD ROAD AGENT. The Lakevlew-Ager Stage Held UpM by a Lone Highwayman. "HAIT, THERE, 0 I'U- SHOOT!" 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 .Southern. 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 yesterday. 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. EE 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. Til K rOWKHS IS CHINA. 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 CONGRESSIONAL-SENATE. HOUSE. T'JIK CoNiittK.ss 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 33: 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. Of HKLATIOKS WITH OTIIKK COfNTKrKH. 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. TH K FIN'ANCKS. 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 14 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 TIIK NIILIPPl.f Eft. 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 spring. 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 exhaustively. 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. has 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." HUNTINGTON LAKEVIEW (That is the Name of the New Railroad Now in Contemplation. 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.