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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 3, 1901)
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PublUhfd Every Thursday
BEACH & M'GARREY
(One Year, $2.00
: Six Months, 1.00
(Thre Months, 50
LAkMIKW. MKt.hOV, JA, 3. 10I.
Lake county chows an increase in it
taxable property for 1!XX) over 1800 in
the amount of fsi,tv$. In the year
just passed the valuation of taxable
property was $l,W'.-. against $l,4t5,
617 in IS;.'. I-ake is one among the few
counties in the elate whose tax valua
tion has not decreased. In total the d
rrease in the state from the tas of 1SW,
is nearly two million?. According to
the assess' ir's report for l'.KX) Lake has
livestock as follows : Horses and mules,
5,841, valued at ..l,07ti; cattle, l,8t7,
valued at :34,3o3 ; sheep an I goats 112,
40$, valued at $224,81t; swine, 7.V,
valued at $1,500. As a matter of course,
aa is always the case, a great many
cattle, sheep and horses escape taxation.
No douht Lake county has 5,000 more
horses and mules. 5,000 more cattle, and
25,000 more sheep than the assessor'?
The sheep in the United States are
worth twice as much money today as
they were in lS'.fci. Thentheir value
was $i7 ,000,000, now it is over f 122.000,
000. What is the reason of this remark
able change? In 1S12, under the M
Kinley protective tariff, the imports of
wool amounted to only 14S,000,000
pounds, and the home production was
94,000,000 pounds, while the average
price for washed Ohio fleece w as 29cents
pound. In the fiscal year of 1807, the
closing year of the Wilson tariff, which
admitted wool free of duty, imports
were 350,000,000 ounds and the produc
tion only 259,000,000 pounds, while the
average price in 181(6 was lS'i cents.
In 1899 under the Ihngley tariff, which
thoroughly prote ted the wool growers
cf the United States, the imports fell to
76,000,000 pound, the production in
creased to 272,000,000 pounds and the
price ineresed to 28 cents. It is not sur
prising, then, that the value of sheep on
American farms fell from $110,000,000
in January, 1892, to $.7,000,UH1 in Jan.
1397, and that it increased under the
restoration of the protective tariff to
$122,000,000 on January 1, 1900.
Mr. Mulhall has undertaken to cal
rulate the energy or working power
of the people of t hi
country since 1S40.
rrodavtlaa. jIe rcduera these
thinus to foot-tons, a foot-ton being
a power sufficient to raise one ton our
toot in a day, and in this calculation
he finds that lu 1S4 the energy of the
people of the United States wan repre
sented by 1748.000 foot-tons dally, cr
1,020 foot-tons per Inhabitant; In liid
3i,iwJ,000 foot-tons, or 1.240 foot-tons
per Inhabitant, and in U's.Tuc.HOO
foot-tous, I.S30 foot-tons per inhabit
ant. This show, tnys Hon. ( a i rid I IV
Wright, in Gunton's Magaine, that
the oollectiTe power of our population
has more than trebledsinee m0. ttrnni
power having multiplied five-fohl in
the. 3S years of hi calculation; the
strength being shown approximately
in horse power of steam, In I Mis, in
eluding fixed engines, locomotives and
engines used on steamboats, at 1.IM0.
300, or 240 horse- power per t.lHit) of the
population. Two hundred and forty
horse power represents the energy of
1,452 nn-n supplemental to each l.ooo.
According to Mr. Mulhall. this energy
la more than double the Kuropeim
average, so that it may be said that
70.000,000 of Americans represent as
much working power a 150,000,000 of
An Ohio telegraph operator, age 3."
years, has tired of his occupation and
decided to go into domestic service for
a change. To that end he has inserted
an advertisement in a Chicago paper
for a position as a domestic for one
LOOKS OLOOMY FOR ENGLAND.
A di-patch to the World from London
says that the general outlook in South
Africa is regarded as blacker than at any
time la'foro since the Boer war lagan.
Persistent reports are circulated in the
political clubs of a w idespread rebellion
in Cae Colony. This is believed to !e
the caure of Lord Salisbury's gloomy
speech in parliament on lecemlcr 18th.
The situation is regarded with deep
alarm, and it is said that Lord Kitchen
er's supplies are in danger of l-ing cut
off. Ird Kitchener is said to have
sent a dispatch demanding 110,000 more
mounted men additional to the present
force in South Africa. The practicable
scheme tor providing ttiese reinforce
ments has not yet la-en framed by the
F.nglish War ollice.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
That all our patrons may
lo happy ami prosperous tlur
inr the year 11)01 is our earn
est wish. With the hepm
it i of the Twentieth Cen
tury we are better prepared
than ever to aeeommoilate
the public with the Largest
ami IJest Stock in Southeast
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H i Ci ROTH E & CD ii THE LEADNG merchants of lake COUNTY.
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The Inhuman Turk.
Additional reports of the Turkish
massacres of Christians show that the
instigator is a Mohammedan fanatic,
who boasts of having slaughtered 200
Christians with his own hands. The
Turkish authorities have r-hown an utter
indifference to the mas-acres, ami the
outrages perpetrated on Christians aie
At IJitueh men were crucified on trees
with stakes driven through their hands
and feet. Women were attacked and
then mutilated. 'Children were mur
dered by mutilation beiore their parents'
eyes. Women were maltreated at
ijrumina liefore the eyes of their husband-',
fathers am) brothers and then
carried into the bondage of lia.eins.
Men were done to death slowly by va-
Capt. IL-ygate of the British army is
purchasing 50,000 cavalry horses and
mules for the army in South Africa. He
Went to Kansas City a year ago to buy
horse and mules for this purjtose, and
had agents out canvassing the 1'acifie
Coast Mates. A short time ago he was
ordered home because it was tl lought riijus mean-, their limbs cut off suc-csh
that the 15oer war was over, b:'t the j ively and children were throw n into the j
unexpected renewal of hostilities has river.
1'ii'ii'is tortured t hristians at Kinaniz
by slic-ing the flesh fruin all parts of j
tlu-ir Isidie before killing them. A 1
the animals are inspected and ls)iiglit (;n.,.k ort,odox priest wai tied in a
sack and pitched into the river at fiono-
vit.a. The Servian Consul at Mitro-
niade the purvhase of more horses and
mules absolutely necessary. As fat as
they will be seat to New Orleans and
shipped to Cape Town, I 'urban and
New London in I!riti-li transports, some
of which are now on their way to the
A j'try has decided that liaron Von
Sch roder, w ho sued the Call for libel
and demanded damages in the sum of
2-"0,000, was not libeled in the least
when the paper said he was a libertine,
ami a leach on society. And the jury
was right, for it would be impossible to
lilel that cad unless it were asserted
that he was a decent man.
Its sickening to notice the gush anl
rot published in the San Francisco
papers about the little sport Tod Sloan.
One would think that really the little
fellow was a great hero. I5ut Sloan prob
ably pays well for the advertising he receives.
There is every indication of an im
pending scrap over the reward money
for the apprehension of the local mail
roblier and this, too, before unfortu
nate Oglesby has been convicted. .This
Li hasty hastiness in the extreme.
The saying that corn is king is shown
by the November statement of export.
frmn this country
to be something
for All. more t,inI) R m(,r.
rhetorical figure. The figure of ths
report attest the fact that this whole
some and nutritious product of Amer
ican soil holds a truly royal plmv
among the food products of the world.
It shows that a larger (juant ity of corn
was exported in the 11 months ending
with November 30, 1S'J9, and at a high
er rate per bushel, than in the corr
ponding mopths of any preceding
year since 1'j5. 'I he total export for
the period named was l"5.H.'!2,fi.' lush
els, valued ut $74,74-,,127. In the tir-k
II mouths of the year 1-'J4 the total
export of corn was only :i7, 91(1.212, or
only about one-lifth as much as dur
ing the 11 months of this year. Then
figures of export relate to shelled corn
To this must be added the export of
rornmeal, which amounted during tin
first 11 months of lH'jy to 7'Jlll bar
rels. Most of the corn exported goes In
Europe., where it appears to be grow
ing rapidly- in popular favor. The 1'rit
ish islands received nearly one-third
of all sent across the seas, and tier
many came next. Thus is coming to
pass the prophecy of Joel Harlow, tin
friend and contemporary of Washing
ton, whose famous poem on Indian
corn, published nearly a century ago,
lias never been excelled in gustatory
literature. He predicted that the time
would come when liusty-puililing ami
"johnny-cake" would be the favorit"
and universal food of mankind. It is
certain that a more palatable und
healthful article of diet could hardly
vitza estimates that 1,100 crsonH have
been killed and 400 women attacked and
placed in harem.
Modoc county has a new court resirt-
t-r from Stockton. Cal. Csually when a i
person i reported to have come from
Stockton the impression is that there in
something wrong with him or her. I5nt
we understand the new court reporter is
all right in every way.
"Col. Mazuma" has not l-cn heard
from in a long time, but he is expected
to bob up again during the coming ses
sion of the Oregon legislature. A Unit
ed States Senator is to be elected.
The servant girls of Minnesota have
formed a trust they are not going to
trust themselves alone with the man of
It happens that in place of the Lug
lish subdiieing the Iloers in South Africa
the shoe is on the other foot.
In the senate a bill has been introduc
ed by McBride to pay the Oregon civil
The San Francisco liulletin's Christ
mas number was an art model.
A Strang" result of revival is given
by the New York Olsscrver: "A few
... .months ago a
Guod Itrsulls of ., , ,. ,
franklin, V .,
a Revival. ijIJSi,.HS man in
advertently fave a customer a ten
dollar gold piece for 50 cents change.
The customer who received the ten
dollar gold piece observ.-d to another
party a few hours after that it was
the funniest 50-cent piece he hud ever
seen. 'Yes,' replied the new arrival,
'but I'll give you two quarters for it.'
The fool and the knave. dosed the bar
gain; the fool walked olf with two
silver quarters and the knave with the
yellow piece. The Ioks of the ten-dollar
gold piece worried the Franklin
merchant, bruise he could not ac
count for its disappearance. During
the recent revival in Franklin, con
ducted by ilev. H. W. Pope, superin
tendent of the North field extension,
the man with the ten-dollar gold
piece was converted and finally re
turned the gold Jwee to the merchant.
J .....ce was thus rendered on all
sides. The merchant got back Ida gold,
the converted man got back the half
dollar he paid the rustic, and the lat
ter by this time probably has traded
his two silver quarters for a jack-kuife."
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