Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915, December 19, 1901, Image 1

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An Appeal to the Congress
Alice Swain, Woman of the Half
vVorld, Found l)adThe Cor
oner' Jury Verdict,
A not bi-r MMir unfortunate, poaaibly
lie early victim ol uma brute's perfidy,
who went the r that kills, tin li ft a
world of mirruw ami regret tlitt alone,
without n friendly hand to administer
i her final wants, or a friendly voice to
i'inkI an Ihti apirit left her. Per-
1 miiji' HMir did niolliiT U brooding
' u daughter' ilow nfall and wonder
where she j and how the world I
atiug her. Mil' In- tUy iii the Pot-
r'a Held, placed there beneath fix fori
id clay I') tliimo who (ounil it their duly
to do so. No friend apicarel at the
grave the hearse and It three guarda
ini'i) wi le the only attendant.
When thd connu-r Investigated the
nflaiia nl di-ct'KMHl It was found that the
lame of the unfortunate woman was
Alice Swain. She n a comely woman
I the half world, who came here three
weeks ago from Yreka and took up qnar-
t on the hill in the limine where Ruby
'lark auirided avveral month ago.
''mm the papers found among her effects
it was discovered that he had been mar
ricd and divorced (our times. Her laat
marriage occurred in Redding, Cel., in
August, this year, when ulie Joined her
fortune witli man named hwain.
I' tidcr the iillow on the lied where he
ii found dead w.s a purse coutMuing
f 7(1.30 ii. coin. She also hail iinuieroiia
M'riunl eflectn. fche hud lieeit dead
iImuiI lifted! hour before the lody was
Iim'ovi red. Coroner 1 Inn in mimiiioncd
. j 1 1 ry on the IMth, the morning follow
dl the t : 1 1 1 1 1 k of the remain, to inquire
into the 'leiitli.
Yrrdkt nl ihr Jury :
i n, i i.on We, the II in Ii-r i in- I jurnis,
summoned it 1 1 I c 1 1 1 1 :t 1 1 i -1 i d l.y you to
investigate nnd ilniiiie into the riu-e ol
:he I fit 1 1 . of Alice Swam, li nil us billow :
That i'ct cased went by the Inline of
lice -t am, but thai her Irue name is
known in tin; thill flic Hill hIhiiiI III)
cum nl nue lit the tin I her ilcutli;
.nit she' t amo to her death somi'lime
lining (he l'-'th day of lii'ienilier, I'Hil ; in li e lime i I lo r di iilli she resided
u llie ( w I) of I .it U h'ti , Ilily o Lake
'id Kijle ol Hieon ; ihit she ilieil limn
itlllill cmses, . i 1 1 ii 1 .1 V hastened I'V
lie ex. e i e iim- ol i t Mi .1 Ii I - , and I in
knot n . this jury.
I lilt I ii; in vest iga'c d I hi" w hole mutter
i fully rii lime nnd t 1 1 ii in j-t ii in 'M will
,cl Mill , and helievil g thill our services
,ie in longer ncecs-at v, e icspei (fully
;i-l; to I e discharged.
I ultoSKMn II lit .
W'll.l. T. P.oVIl, II. C. Will IWoKTH, it s
."I III.AOH , ('. I". SmIH.II, (il.'ollliK ltlKIl,
.1. L. Hmimi.
Aa thin will Ik) our luxt iniuo before
I'litiatmtM day The I'.xaniiner winheH all
ila friendri and reader, u very merry
:irilnnut, and triiHtn thateai li atiuceed-
ivk Yulctidu will find them more proa
4Voun tid happy.
Treaty With the Klamatha.
On December l'-'th the Secretary of
he Iutertor tent to tho Ben ate the
treaty concluded by ludinn Inapuctor
McLaughlin with the Klamath In-
n, June 10th !hI, by which the lit
na eurrender to the United States all
, ''ra to that part of the Klamath rea-
kalian lying between the boundary
- Miurlbed ia the treaty of 1S04 and the
"b'undary at established by the survey
of I8M, the tract of Und ao ceded cow
'firiainif Gill ,924 acre. For relinqulnhlnK
this land, the Indians are to receive
f'i.17,007, over HO cents an acre. The
''greement U in intent nubHtuntiully the
''.me at that coasj dctod a year ajjo.
At a meet Inn of North Warner Auti
Iind leaning AnwH-iatiull held at PIuhIi,
Orrnon, Ilec.7, llWl.the following action
taken :
I'aiiM'J a unanimous and enthimiaitic
vole of thank to the Ijike County Ki
aminer for eo'irleaies show a the AnwM'ia
tlon. The following Memorial to the Con
Kick, ol tho t'niled hla'ea was pimwd,
and ordertil to lie forwar ed to lion,
llioa. II, Tongue, with the signature ol
sixty-five member, attached :
Alte.t : Pamki. itooMK, Secretary.
To Tiia t'oiiMKs or Tint I'mtko
Statm ; The uiider.igiied, your
tioner., ciliteus of the (.kjtllity of Jjtke,
in the Stale of Oregon, and ineinU'r. of
North Warner Anti-I-and Inaing
elation, reapM'tfully represent:
That they are small farmers and own
ers of smsll barilla of livealock, rewiding
ill a district of country producing (or the
outaide market nothing but I.ive.tock
and Wool, and that whatever money
comes into the country and "irculstea
amongst the people (or all purposes, is
derived from these sources; and we be
lieve that ninety five per cent of money
put into circulation in the country ia ao
put into circulation by the clans ol men
ol which we are a part.
We believe that the general prosperity
ol all other clanaes depends in a great
measure upon our prosperity; and we
know that our prosperity depend. entire
ly uwn tree and unobstructed u of
I tiovernment hinds as panture for our
j liventock. For forty years we and our
j fallnm have been Htruglitig again! the
! vicihfitudeH ol Ketere climatic conditiona
laud all the lutrd.-hipii and privations ol
1 ion h h country when deprived of coin
j luiiiiii'ation with the oiltMcle world, ill
, the eff irt to chiuIiIihIi Iioiiich nnd a Imim
; nehH that afford, iim 1111 i u 1 j m m 1,-1 1 1
,1 mi 1 j K't ,-nr v . Thia bilHineHH Iiiih U-cii
I'htahlihhed ii.m thebaHiaof Free Ihinge
' tn the builder of Inline., for paflure (or
i Ion livi NliH'k. It cannot lie made to re
adjust itnelf in our IiiuiiIh upon any other
; biiHiH. To inteifeie with the (iovern
meiil policy of 11 fire choice by those
ho would, in poJ liulli, lake home
Mi'iidn, I- In htop liomei-leailili and home
I ii: 1 bl i 11 l: , and all p'ut'mt iolli and
j I'li'UlefM ill thin couutiy. To lellM! the
1 iiilili. laiuU must do this, if the lca."c-
holder has la-en made Millicii-ntly secure
j in bin In. Minn to in. ike it ol any value.
! To in'erferu with the flee use of the
public IiiiiiIm for pa-tore will not only
stop the building of new ImiiifM in this
couutiy, but will destroy (he value of
thousands of proHpcrous little homes al-
The Weather In Lakevlew.
Last Wednesday morning the wind
begun blowing strong from tho north
and continued all day Thursday. On
the 11 th there was a skit of snow and
info that time it has lieen clear and
cold. The middle of the day appears
like a cool summer day. The roads
have become more easily passable and
have dried up sufficiently for teams to
draw fairly good loads. According to
the weather bureau instruments at The
Examiner office the coldest nights thus
far for the season were Thursday and
Friday, 12cU atd 13th. Ice has been
forming in the ponds at the rate of
about an inch each night, and on Tues
day it was six inches thick. Our citiseui
will begin putting up ice today for the
summer use. The minimum thermom
eter record at this olllee shows that m
the 11th inst. the mercury registered 13
above, and from that time to Tuesday
morning the 17th stood 11, 11,
15,15.17. At this writing the sun is
shining brightly in Lakevlew anl the
weather is very plensnnt.
'ready uatahliahed. They are of value
only to thoMt who own livestock. Their
preoent owners can continue in the live
stock husineas only with free range, be
caue the Mior homestna der ?snnot lease
and protect sufficient land U, l-aature
his stiM'k. If the land whenjleaiea is
not protected there is no reason for leas
ing. The leaseholder must lie secure in
bis ability an 1 right to hold and protect
his holdings ag.inat every person, and
j all intrusion, or he will not leaae. lie
1 must have tree right to chooac the best, '
jor he -Mil take none. The beet having
been taken and firmly held by lease, the
! remaining land no one would have as a
'homestead. Any attempt to lease the
i lands ao as not to interfere with the
! homesteader, and give the person leas-
ing any security whatsoever that the
! very leat of his holdings will , not tie
taken from him, will be (utile. The
two tilings are wholly antagonistic and
utterly impracticable.
If the Government would grant each
of us su lllcient land free to pasture oar
stock it would cost us more than wst are
worth, altogether, in many cases, to
fence and protect it. If unprotected it
would be of no value. The corporations
would protect theirs and consume oars.
The sheep industry coald not continue
one day in Lake county, after the land
is leaned, in the hands of those now con
ducting it. The nature of the, animal,
the climate, soil, fced and seasons, all
contribute to moke it almolutely certain
that the industry, in the hands of the
people w ho now have practically all of it,
cannot continue without free range.
The cattle corporations clearly under-j
stand tliH and it 8 their avowed pur-j
xse to destroy thin industry, on the j
range, by leasing the landn. The country ,
ia nut mi well adapted to any other live- j
stock business. No other livestock buai- j
Hess is so profitable. In no other busi-j
uess can the poor, industrious young j
men so easily start in busir ess. This '
industry, if not interfered with, is able
to meet all adverse ciiciiiustances and j
prosper in this country, when all other
foi ms of livestoik busi ess languish.
lli;ie, the sheep bus found those natural ;
condilioi.s which make this country his 1
rue home. Leasing the hinds willdis
place the sheep, and substitute an ani
mal far les capable of proHering here.
The Secretary of Agriculture .uggeHts j
the leasing of the public hinds hc as not !
to interfere with the homesteader. We
have shown that, in this country, either j
leasing would be impossible or home-'
steading must be discontinued. IIu sug- j
gusts that the land be leased in small '
He expresses Gratitude.
F. A. Wisdom, who was the only
smallpox case in Lake county, and who
was last week discharged from the pest
house near town after spending thirty
eight days therein, desires The F.xain
iuer to express his thanks to numerous
people in the following way :
Kuitoh Kxamixkr--Allow me space 111
your paper to express my gratitude to
all who took an interest in me during
the thirty-eight days I was quarantined
with smallpox.
Dr. Mtoiuer, who had me in charge,
waa very attentive snd called to tee
me every day until I was out of danger.
I have ' reason to remember , him. ' I
have also, to thank a faithful nurse, Mr.
McMillan, I have reason, also, to re
member F. P. Light, Manager of Hotel
Lakeview, and also Mr. and Mrs. E. V.
Lewis for many good things to eat and
an abundance of choice reading matter.
Thanking all, and .especially those who
are lo authority, for kind treatment, I
am Respectfully,
T. A, Wihdo'm.
Lakevlew, TVe. 14, 1901,
lots. Even to those who have but few
stock, only the very cream in email lots
w outd be of any valoe. To those hav
ing large numhere and no others favor
leaamg this proposition would only be
accepted with the intention of evading
The Secretary further smrgents leasing
as a means of uniting "the non-irrigable
grazing lands and the irrigable lands."
We answer, that these two classes of
lands are now, emphatically, united.
Kvery acre of irrigable land being sup
ported by an exactly sufficient puintier
ol acres of non-irrigable, pasture land,
i.KASixo will sepahatk tiikm! Nothing
can be more certain than that the irriga
ble and non-irrigable pasture lands, now
closely united, with the very w idest dif
fusion of benefits so wide as to be prac
tically universal will be effectually put
aarunder by leasing, so far as the irri
gable email hoiues are concerned, the
.TOUMiAlon between which two classes of
land Is now perfect.
It must be evident to every man that
anything which men of unlimited means
went 1 bey will, la tone way get, when it
can be had by the corrupting influence
of money. Xha law does not now allow
the great corporation to acquire the
land, and there ia 00 other reason to be
given why they bave not already acquir
ed control of all of it that is of any value.
No safeguard, however carefully placed
in tho law to Lea can -prevent the
corporations from getting, at their own
prices, the stock and homes of thousands
of homestead settlers.
To provide for leasing the lands is to
give men of means the power to destroy
the prosjierity and happincts of seventy
Hve H?r cent of the small homes in the
range country. To oblige a homesteader
to lease and protect land to pasture his
little band of slock is to oblige him to
expend, iu many instances, more money
than he has in getting his home and
stock. Such would be the cost of fenc
ing and protecting bo much lurid.
To provide for leasing the land is to
give one person the means of distressing
and destroying another. To create hat
reds, strife and lawlessness where now
is jieace. To provide for leasing the
lands is to betray the very people w ho
have conquered this country for civiliza
tion into tile hands and power of the
It is to match the rich against the
poor in a contest so uneven that there
can lie no doubt of the complete over
throw of the homebuilder.
W Implor you not to pass a law to lea,
th Public LanJil
liattle Penland Married.
The numerous friendi of Miss llattie
Penland in Lakeview will lie interested
in the following announcement from
the Cedarville Record :
"Last Sunday evening a quiet wed
ding took place at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. tieo. II. Penland in Cedarville,
the contracting parties being Mr. Frank
llironymoui and Misa tlattie Penland,
the ceremony being performed by Rev.
John felfer. Only a few friends and
the relatives were present. The bride
is the daughter of Mr;.and Mrs. Geo. II.
Penland, of this place, and la a most
charming young lady. The groom Is a
Surprise Valley raised young man, who
Ii well and favorably known,"
The brlda ia well known in Lakevitw
as a charming young woniau with many
graces.' She It the daughter ol pioneer
George Penland. The Examiner con
gratulates Mr. and Mrs. Hironymons
snd wishes them a long life of happi
ne s.
The Klamath Lake Railroad Co.
Is doing: to Work in Earnest
Operations Begun.
It is evident from the following taken
from the Yreka Journal that the Klam
ath Lake Railroad Company is an assur
ed fact: Articles of incorporation were
filed in the County Clerk's office last
Wednesday, with five directors named
therein, to lay out, construct and main
tain a standard-guage railroad from
thu S. P, It. R. line at Laird's ranch, or
the old Virginia ranch, Siskiyou county,
Cal., about two miles south of Klamath
on, to a point between the upper and
lower (alls of Fall creek; thence to a
point on the California and Oregon
boundary line, a distance of 15.6-10 mil
es from starting point ; thence into the
State of Oregon, to intersection with the
logging 1 ail road operated by the Poke
gam a Sugar Pine Lumber Co., in Klam
ath Co., Oregon, a total distance of 22
miles; thence in a general northeasterly
dire.-tion to the Upper Klamath lake, a
distance of 43 miles, making a total dis
tance of 65 miles. In addition, the
company will engage in building and
running steamers on the Klamath lakes
j and Klamath river, and tributaries, in
the State of Oregon and establish docks,
construct wharves, etc. They will also
construct telegraph and telephone linea
along railroad. The term of the
corporation is to be fifty years, and the
the amount of capital stock f 1,000,000,
in 10,000 shares of $100 each. The di
rectors for the first year, are George
Mason of Los Angeles, Hervey Lindley,
John K. Collin and Ivan Mison of Klam
aUion, and J. F. Farraher of Yreka.
The amount of stock subscribed is a fol
lows: Geo. Mason, 300 shares, 130,000 ;
Hervey Lindley, 300 shares, 30,000;
John E. Collin, 100 shares f 10,000; Dean
Mason, loO shares, 1 10,000 ; Ja. F. Far
raher, 10 shares, $1,000. Dean Mason of
Klamathon, bus beeu elected Treasurer
of the corporation and f 15,(KK) has been
paid into his hands, being over 10 per
cent of the stock actually subscribed.
Work has already been commenced in
surveying the road, getting material on
the ground grading, with intention
of hurrying along that portion of the
mad between the Virginia ran h on the
S. P. line to connection with the logging
railroad at Pokegatuu, near the Califor
nia boundary line in Oregon. The bal
ance of the road further northward, will
Lie built later on, so as to reach the
lakes, to run several miles further into
Oregon by steamboat connections. P.ig
Klamath lake is all within Oregon, and
the boundary lino crosses Little Klam
ath lake at head of Klamath river.
N-C-O Kails Arrive.
The New Era says: Ferd Sloss came
in last Sunday from Madeline where he
has beeu papering the new hotel. He
Informs us that the rails for the road
are on the ground, but ow ing to the se
vere weather they have not yet been
laid on the track. A large gang of men
are waiting there, and as exm as the
weather clears up the road will be com
pleted in short order.
The findings in the Schley Court of
Inquiry have lieeu made public. There
are two reporta and a separate report by
Admiral Dewey. The majority report
condemns Admiral Schley on eleven
points, while Admiral Dewey sustains
bim in most particulars. Dewey says in
his report that Schley is entitled to the
credit due for the glorious victory w hick
resulted in the total ties ruction of the
ar.Uh ships.