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LA KK VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, TIIUUSDAV, NOV. 7, 1001,
NO. 44.
VOL. XXII.
OREGON "
POTASH
con PAN Y
Will Build Plants In Lake
County Contracted With N.
C. O. to Build Railroad to
Summer Lake.
There is IKt I 111' least ll'lllllt ill tilt'
worlj of tin reliability mi l substanti
ality I'f til" t IllCgoll Potash ColllpUtlV.
whose lllllig l'f lllld in the NlllllMI'
Lake and .ti. ii l..k" suctions in Like
county J in t H-iiiit' !( uond.iing.
In one d iV u few month ago there were I
lilil in tin- i 'iiiiiy I'leik's olli.e ln'i" l
Outs. M..V11.,. I.i--i.miI f ill" Or. -rfMt
Potutdi t'.ni...iiy, s.iinethiun like seven ;
Ilillldlcd I mil to hind i'l tin' locati- j
ties named. I"i iiiiinili" 'H-t people!
win. Juno (iki ii of ll.is multc livti
Il IM' So Wit!.
!C'i' u that
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smile, giving I'l' "" I
v hint little l.tilli in tin' j
ton ii follow ni ii re- '
t . r. -1 1 ill !'. ..il:i -.
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tllllM' II, Ml. 'I it l le'W
i ,i.n tint the r : 'U
i-. mi i'1 m.iii i -i' i-'ti w it ii ,
- .it it. I. ii k, iiml that '
e. .No iiin' has liny ;
i en m. i ii i . r imlit to ilouhi tlif word r j
l
probity of Mr. !-nin, president ft tin'
-.Miiiiiny, w li i h,i runt the line of In
'niiiiiuy in this county to esiuhlish ii
lilH elitclplise
L. V. Conn. the lrl attorney, hose
ii(i(.-i m.hI husine.. I rapidly Increas
ing in Ijike tounly, tendered ome
lime ago the post of attorney uml coun
selor of the Oicgini I'otMt-h Company.
Mr.Omn accepted tint i.oin tuieiit and
Iimh a rontratt with the company which
curries with il a very handsome salary,"
annually. Mr. t'onii was informed a
fiw days ago t" arrangements had
Iki ii peifectid and an agreement en
tered into with the NevadaCa'iforiiia
Oregon railway company, wheieby that
company will huild Ihfir lino to Alrt
ni.d Summer lakes fi'r the purpose of
.lcch ping tin-in rM it-H of the Oregon
l'otitt-li Cctnpuiiy. PicMdrnl Sain says
llii' iiiilmuil 1 1 tn i iy "rxi't'i-ta to huild
in iirxl inr,i ul U-nt-t iin fur us I.ake-
Vii'tt."
.Iu.liiii5 (nun picM tit imliriitioiiK The
x ti in i in' r hi'lii'Vi'M tluit thu Oii'i"!!!! 1'ot
iihIi ('oinjiniiy will ettalilifli iilanla and
iniikt' improvi'itu'iits in thin cutltity
within tlif ni-xt two yi-ira, that will
fairly antumul the IihhI j.uiilic. The
Kxaiiiiiier has l oi n inforuied U)it ie
liable authority that the company will
litiild ri'llning works on their projHTty
that will coat about million dollars,
and that five hundred and poasibly one
thousand men will U employed in the
works. Offurs have been made by Pres
ident Bain to ranchers at Bummer Lake
for the purchase of their places at top
notch flgurea, but no sale has yet
Iwen nnorded.
The N-C O will build a broad guage
line fioui Reno North.
The Vigil of All Saint.
rteveral young people of the town and
-several elder onus who ouuht to have
been at home, made "night hideous
with their liowlH'Maet Thursday evening.
It was Hallowe'en the vigil of All Saints
day. As a consetiueiu'e, and according
to cUHtom, a number of galea and other
'iiiovahlii things were missing next
morning, wagons were overturned and
figus changed. The party of grown
pin 1 1 ilo referred to came nuur being the
victims of the sins committed by
luiiid of yoiingNti'iH, w ho destroyed fen
ces and pulled up aide-walks, archill
Harvey "arrested" the elder, gang and
then iv I en Mil I theiu when he found he
had the wrong putties. They weie till
"bud actors w and ought tu have been
tukeu to prison. The Kxainiuer will re
(lain from, piioIioliiiiK u list of names
.this time.
MORE
"LUSK!
LETTER
North Warner Association Still
After the Cattle King With
Sound Argument and
Oood Logic.
Al a immling ol the North Warner
Afiti Land leaning AnnH'iation hi-M at
I'l.mli, Oregon, on the IM'tli day of Or
IoUt, A. !., the following
rend hihI apprnved :
We, your rooiiiiitti'i', further review
ing III" "I. link letter" fl I iti it the fol
low inn :
Mr. ,if U di-il iri' I Iml in re'eut yvnr
beef Inn fi ndv:iilrei ill .ri'e Iluit it him
U'.'oini. "u luxury to tlm poor" in tin
IIiihI ; iih if to ill lu'.iti! II l.-iri hi'
purl to have the price of i utile reduced,
und itn expectut ion Unit tliis remit
would follow lea i nit the r.uiKe.
Now , we kli'H . ihiit ceveliteell yeuis
li;. tl.iei-yeur old beef cli-ern ill good
loiiditioii were aohl in lint loiintiy for
coi d M-liilltig Jielfi i weie fold for
fj'.! ; in.. I -t 1 1 m a r y milk cown wen- mil. I
for f.'iil. i n 1 1 pi i-'es I'uniiot I lui.l now.
Ye! We bclleV Mr. I.llk WMl!. I U' gl.id
to line il m ug.liil, Hid ll.at It" ex
peiliition M I J I a I eiiin In- piiblu
hind" will lelid Ihut wilv tli:it In"
li. old wi1i to do iinvlliliirf I" c.iu-e a
dei dine III llie price of l.eei H in.'iedll'le,
und hi pietein-e of giief for I he im
form ue oi tlio p.wir in this leHju'cl is un
timely. lie refers 1. 1 the fact that Texas bus
leio-ed her rmige IiiihU und Ihut it bus
proved an etlective remedy fur the
"overnUM'ked" condition which obtainud
there lfore leafing. He evidently ex
wU (lu.l liiuii ""fc will have the
same effect that is, ratine less cattle 10
lie raised. Ami does be aupKse the
Mople fail to see the inconsistency in
tliis? The price of beef has alreudy ad
vanced in conaequenLe of a rexiuction
of the number of cattle on the range.
He grieves over this advance. He urges
that leasing has for iia object the re
lieving of an "overstocked" condition of
the range as it lias done in Texas, w hich
must mean a further reduction in the
number of cattle kept on the range, and
yet he has stated that U-ef is much
higher in consequence of IK) er cent
decrease in the number of cattle, of
Home localities.
Now. let us untangle this. Mr. Lusk
knows that the result of leasing will lie
a very great reduction in the number of
cutlle kept by small holders, fanners
and homesteaders. He knows Ihut these
people, cannot fence range sullirieiit to
piiHiure their stock, nor protect it in any
way, and that they must go out of busi
liens. This will create a greul general
reduction, und, a ixissible decline in
prices, temporurily, of beef; and a com
plete dehtruction in prices of stock
cattle in the handa of small holders.
Many of these cattle Mr. I.uk exects
to get. He and his allied vorpt rations
expect to set nearly all of them, as well
as the small homesteads on which they
are kept; and when the irasu is over,
they will eataolish such au advance as
will make beef a luxury to the poor, on
the very spot w hore it ia produced. If
the law should provide that every hol
der of small bands of stock might first
take without cost such quantities of
land as would be necessary to pasture
their stock, they could not protect it.
It would be entirely consumed by
stock of the corporations while their
own lease-holdings would be pro
tected. There would be no possibility
of holders of small bands of stock con
tinuing in business. They must not
only sacrifice their stock, but their small
homeHtouda w hich are of but littli value
except aa homes for, and helps to sup
port livestock miibt also in a large
measure fall into the hands of those
who require posaession of the range and
the stock.
So Ihst Mr. I. link prouiines that the
law will certainly exclude "outside syn
ideates" from the privilegeof lousing, un
til the "localpwncr" has first secured
what he may need, means nothing to
us. Foreign syndicates we don't so
much fear as wo do local corporations.
Theiu ore on thu ground. They know
the land and the locations of the water.
PACIFIC COAST AND
EASTERN ELECTIONS
Special to Lake Com .ty Examiner.
Keno, Nov. Nov. G Schmitz, the Labor-Union can
didate is elected Mayor of San Francisco. The yote
was, Schmitz U1.80G; Wells (Rep.,) 17C97; Tolrin
(I)em.) 1 2,084-.. Lachman (Hep.) elected Sheriff. The
patronage offices all won by Republicans.
Maryland went Republican.
Seth Low, reform and fusion candidate is elecied
Mayor of Greater New York, defeating Tamanv. The
S indications are that the entire fusicn ticket is elected.
They have unlimited means always nt 1
omnium!, him would In; able promptly
to tnke udvaiiliig.i of the situation the i
moment the opiiortiiuit v presents itself, j
These are the meiiwh-i Miggesied this sheep industry, established and. con
movement and are urging it. These are I ducted according to the demands of the
the men who, with perfect know ledge animal's nature, must ceai-e in Luke
of the country, and will millions at in- j county in small bands. '
Mtunt command, 'xixi i by mcatia of What business ia adding more to the i
lending to make it impossible for men I general prosperity than this? What (
without surplus capital' to do business i business affords so many industrious j
in livestock in the r nntj. coimlry ; ac- '.young men without means a.i oj.por-
quiie jHi-eM.ni of .mod of the suiull tumty to get along in the world as li.i-7 :
leiiid", drive out the remainder, d. -poil j In what bm-i-'U-rt huv tn inv poor !
ua i.l our homes, mi l 'revolution, .e t lie I people U-eii able to ntt.iin to an inde
indii'ti ml and lniMiie-K siliiutioii In I he pen. fence, und to In-i ot hers to do i-o,
,.,,,!,,(, V- a- in tlii'? What li.i-iue-4 in Lake,
I'l,, neti have a hidl-m purp e in county has a ietter r ijli t to survive:
id -mi iiitf the pi.-KiiKi of I lie I. w to lea-e j tl) in Yet it is the avowed pur-,
a I i h tliev dare n..l ini-niiou the ov.-r- p-"e of Ir. I.U-k to strike it ilowu; to.
.. .a .1... i r...,....i .. ,r. ... ..( it... l
inr.in oi mi' m-m ii- i- in - ... ....
Uovernuif lit of fiee homesteads the
people. If the hinds are (eused liniie
steading will ceui, whateverthe terms
of the law- to lease may Is;.
This result the cattle barons know must
follow leasing, and it ia their object.
No man would placj a homestead on any
tract of land now to lie 1.J.1 iu the range
country, in good faith, w ith all the ad
jacent government lands leased toothers.
Though with free range there are count
less small tracts that would lie very de
sirable as hoims for a few head of stock,
they would be valueless to any poor loan
without free range. The promoters of
this scheme t lease are all men whose
interestt are in direct antagonism to the
homestead policv. The Cattle King
saw in this policy from the beginning,
the doom of his business. Tiie sight of
Indians, with their dogs end wikiapa,
was ever more pleasing to him than the
smoke from the settler's chimney, the
glad shout of his children on the school
ground, or the tingle! tingle! of his cow
hell. A steady growing and spreading
of these have made such 'neroachment
upon the watered portions of the range
as to make it evident that great herds
of cutlle w ill soon lie a thing of the past,
if some jsisitive check is not given to
the aggressive home-builder. Leasing
the public lauds w ill do it, and, in ad
dition, destroy the prosperity of thous
ands of prosperous little homes already
established ; force their abandonment,
or transfer, to those who can protect
their homesteads, and who have control
of the range. All this the syndicates
and cattle barons clearly see and are
determined to accomplish through leas
in", while attempting to soothe the
fears of the people iith promises of
first chances to lease. It ia the pre
emptor of laud ; the homesteader and
homebuilder, and not migratory bands
of sheep that so threaten the stability of
Mr. Lusk'i business. The growing of
sheep will be a prosperous business in
this country long after cattle have dis
appeared from the range, for the reason
that there is an inexhaustible supply of
food for sheep on the, range food re
jected by cattle; food which produces
wool and mutton in abundance, on
which cattlcVill not thrive.
Sheep are doing well in Lake county
as well as they did twenty years ago,
and on the same range. They find n
this country their natural home, and
their owners ask nothing oidy that they
may be allowed to stay, and be handled
in the manner their nature requires.
Sheep must Ihi herded; they must be
moved; they must bo kept in timber in
summer, living on weeds, buda and
leaves of shrubs. They do well ou the
deserts in whiter under circumstances
fatal to cuttle. These two points of
winter and summer range are often
two bundled iuileo ttpttil, and H liiouili
or more of time is required for sheep to
i
i
pus from one point to the other. In!
this pannage they must feed on the j
rune lu-tween. With the land leaed
this p.tsa-ige cannot m m..de. Tin; j
drive -beep nut, to supsirl l nusiness :
that is f.iiling beeatise the wilderness;
oiniitioii of lii'ly years ago, which made i
this country then an ideal home for
great herds of cattle, is now passing 1
rapidly away through the operation of
the aggressive torces of civilization.
The owners of sheep in Lake county
art promoters of public utilities, such us
telephone lines, public roads, etc. They
are building hotels and residences in our
tow na, spending their surplus gains in
business enterprises, and are a substan
tial support to every work for the gen
eral good. The natural resources of
I-ake county cannot be devoted to any
purpose belter for the mass of eople
here, nor for the country generally,
than the production of wool and mut
ton. The results of the industry have
proven it. The blgh hills are covered
with sheep in summer, yet the water
comes down when needed, and spring
f.eshets and floods are not more frequent
here now than they were years ago.
The meadows of Lake county are not
covered up with sand, and dried up at
times when water is needed.
Dam FX 15oox. Secretary.
I'lueh, Oregon, November 4, 1401 .
NICHOLAS SCHLAOEL.
Nicholas Schlagel, aged 75 years and 0
months, died at his residence in Lake
view at 10a.m. on Friday, November
1st. Deceased had been ailing all sum
mer,, having been affected with heart
tiouhle. He waa seriously ill with pneu
uionia but a few days before death
came to relieve him of his sufferings.
He had been a resident of Lakev ew for
fifteen years, having come here from
Yreka. In 1800 be .crossed the plains
coming from Burlington, Iowa, and set
tled in Yreka. He waa well known by
all the old resident of Siskiyou county,
and had many friends there. Forty-five
years ago laat Fourth of July, he wedded
Miss Hetwig Young, who survives him.
Besides the aged wife left to mourn his
death there are seven children, all grow n
Herman Schlagel, Mrs. Louise Fiock,
Emma' Schlagel, Amelia Wilcox, Gus
Schlagel, Mrs. Minnie Scott and Frank
Schlagel, who have the sympathy of all.
8
waa a member in good stand
ing of the Yreka Lodge, I. O. O. F., and
his funeral was conducted last Sunday
afternoon by I-akeview Lodge No. t3, I.
O. O. V. The interment was largely at
tended. Deceased belonged to the Luth-
ern Church. The bereaved relatives
have the sympathy of The Knaminer in
their hour of sorrow.
The Basket Social.
The people of Cogswell Creek school
district are .making grand preparations
for their entertainment and basket so
cial on Friday evening, Nov. 15th. No
admission will be charged, and the
baskets w ill be sold to i aise money lor
seatiuu the schoolroom
KverylHidy in
vited to attend, donate baskets and have
a general good time.
EXCITING
TOWN
ELECTION
Ward Politicians ork Lively,
and Much 'inquiry I Hade for
the "Little Black Bottle
Old Officers Win.
An unusual interest was taken in the
Town Election last Tuesday. Up to
within a few days before election it was '
thought there would le no contest, for
any of the tow n offices, but last week
some of the friends of F.tigene I'.m ke,
the telegraph operator, brought him
out for lie. order against Clias. L'uiliajli,
incumbent. On the nmrnii.g nf the
election friends 'of Ie Ileall, county
treasurer and local drug;ist, had tickets
printed ai'h his name as a candidate for
Mayor against F. M. Miller, who baa
held the rdlice for two teim". Mr. Ileall
was fairly launched in the local political
arena, but in justice to him it must be
said that the use of his name for the oc
casion was entirely unauthorized. Aa
s.sin as it was known that there would
l.e a contest ti e wturd work hecame an
imated. Itwa-i claimed hy itie friends
of M ilier an I l'n:i.i' Ii that the Si-Corel
and Fourth wauls, the heavied - voting
wards in the . iiy, were solid for those
'wo gentlemen, und the claim proved
true. The First und Third wards were
weak, und many vo eri failed tu interest
themselves in the flection at all. A.
Hieher had il all his own way for Treas
urer and wen handily. There was no
opMsJtion to I'.ernard, Arzner, Schlagel
und Pout, the four present Councilmen,'
and these gentlemen won without an
effort. .
All day long from early morn till the
llli closed, h ward politician was im
portuned by the thirsty voter to pass
over the "little black bottle." The' '
saooni were closed, as the law directs,
and the frequenter of refreshment re
sort for the time had lost his calling.
Not a single man waa intoxicated dur
ing the day, and every ballot was intel
ligently cast. It wag a day of cajolery
and buttonholing, and long after the
bright glow of the electric light cast its
brilliancy over the town, the winning
candidates and their friends celebrated
the victory. Following is the official
vote :
Mayor F. M. Miller 111; Beall 51.
Councilmen Bernard 160; Amer
159 ; Sch'-agel 159 ; Post 161.
Ke.-order Umbach 111 ; Burke 62.
Treasurer Bieber 159.
Jim Williams the crier at the polls,
promptly at 5 p. m., announced in a
deep "basso profundo" voice that the
contest was over and "the polls are now
closed until a year from today." '
Lookout Suspects Arraigned.
In the Superior Court of Modoc county
laat Monday the case of the people vs.
Brown, F'udes and Levanton, the Look
out suspects, was resumed. The attorn
eys (or defendant Brown demurred to
the indictment aud the demurrer was
overruled. The defendant then refused
to plead to the charge contained in the
indictment, and Judge Harrington or
dered a plea of not guilty entered. The
trial of Brown was set for November
25th and a venire of 100 trial jurors was
made returnable at that date. In the
case of Fades the motion to set aside
the indictment by the grand jury was
denied. The motion to set aside the in
dictment was on the same ground as in
t he case of Brown, and upon the addi
tional grounds that less than twelve
grand jurors voted to return the indict
ment. Eadea entered a plea of not
guilty and the trial was set for Decem
ber 16.
Wedded at Lake City.
A happy wedding of two prominent
young people occurred at Lake City,
Cal., on the evening of Oct. 81st. The
paities to the contract were Luman
Foakott, the prominent young rancher
and stockman of South Warner, and
Miss Carrie Baty, daughter of John Baty,
ex-supervisor of Modoc county. The
wedding which was private took place
at the home of the bride's grandmother,
Mrs. Stiief, at Iike City. The Fxam
iner joins with many friends in best
wioliea for the liapoinuoa of Mi. Foekelt
I and his fair bride.
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