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LAKKVIKW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 11)0.'.
RESERVES NO T
The Wholsale Timber Withdraw,
nls In Oregon are Temporary
Made to Ileal 5crlppr.
oKi:ii()i.N m:vs iii iti:.r,
Washington. (ri. U.'t. Tli iIIwI.im
iiiv i if tin iM-rni Iuiin of tlii laud
grafting In Oregon, California and
Washington, brings nut what np
pearn to Im (lie triii1 reason why
trliiMTnry withdrawals of viinI
areas f r liiriwl reserve purposes"
hiivi' Into made In these three states
mi very slight showing of justlUca
tluii for wltholdlng miicIi enormous
tract of vacant public lauds from
nt r.v. Chief (ilfford linchot, of the
liiircnu of Forestry, iuh well iim other
olllclals, state that only it minor
part of tin IiiikIh now withdrawn
will ever In- converted into forest tv
scrves. In Home ciiHi-M, pratlcnlly f lit
flit I if withdrawals will ultimately
lx restored to entry.
There appear to have Urn two
prime reasons for withdrawing
t dene I;iiiiIh, ami In many ciiwh the
more Important of the two waM to
place the vnlualile vacant public
I ImU'ilaml beyond the reach of
scrlpis'rs," simulators and land
grablrrs. The only war thin could
he done, whllcexIstliiglawHcoiitlnuc ; tl""t a Blue Mountain reserve will
In force, wan hy withdrawing the ultimately U created, hut even thin
lauds from entry am!, of nnirw,f HI contain far less Imul than Ih now
honallde eutrymeii have to Miiffer emhodlcd In t he withdrawal. With
along with land thieve. Ah long draw iiIk adjoining the went side of
an these lauds can ! kept In wit h- t he Cascade reserve were made for
drawal. under pretense of examina
tion to determine their desirability
for forest reserves, ho long (he
1 1 1 i i ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 m r he protected.
In the meantime, the Interior le- 1,hk( Friday night about 7 p. in.,
.nt nil-lit , with t In- full na net ion a nd t he red glo of lire wan observed rc-
uppi'oval of Hi.' ndmlnUtrati in Heeled In t he hea vens, nort h of l.ake-
preparlnu to put In a hard Wi'itei V lew, a ml t here wan much Hpirula
work I'M-fi re t 'otigreHM, In an effort to t ion ax to w here t he lire wan. Many
Hi'CIII'e remedial public laud leglnhl- t hough t it IIIIIHt be II. II. MeryfoI'd'H
t ion, Mich mm t he repeal of t he t Imbcr ;
and stone act, the desert laud law,
and commiitat Ion clause of the home
stead act , but more t ban all else, t he
repeal of I lie forest reserve lieu land
law, w hich Is responsible for many
4 if the frauds that have been perpe
trated by the laud grant ring.
Sirrctary Hitchcock said today
that he Is In favor of the outright
repeal of the lieu land law and U
licvcHtlmt exchanges should U al
lowed only to bonaflde settlers with
in forest reserves. These persons
should bo iH-rmltted to relluulsli
their lauds in a reserve, and take nn
cual tract of approximately the
same character and value from the
vacant surveyed public domain. He
belle vps such a system of exchange
an Inj practically carried out, In fact
It Iioh Urn done In Arlxona, where
an exchange has Urn made with the
railroad company holding land In
tlio Nan Francisco mountain forest
reserve. The Secretary, however,
says he Is not committed to this
pni'ticular policy, but will favor any
plan devised by Congress that will
provide for eipiitable exchange and
put a stop to speculation. He enter
tains the same views wit h regard to
substitutes for the three laud laws
I hat are to be attacked, but will In
sist to the utmost on some legisla
tion that will put a stop to the
stupendous graft which he is now
able to show to Congress.
Once Congress so a mends the html
laws I hat graft Is cut off, there will
be little delay in restoring to entry
the greater portion of the lands now
coverecl by temporary wit hdra wain.
For, In that raw, the lands can Ir
t alien only hy hounllde ent ryinen,
and to tliU there Im no object Ion.
There U strong reaMoll to U'lleve
that the I nlcrlor Depart mcnt cntcr
ttliiM no Idi'iiM whatever of creating
a forcHt reserve In the Rogue River
country In Southeastern Oregon,
w here a large withdrawal Ih today
effective. TIiIm withdrawal wan
male Holely to put a stop to the
ocrat ions of the land ring, for the
In imIh cuiliraced In that withdrawal
contain Home of the iiiobI. valualile
tlmU-r la Oregon. True t lie Forestry
Bureau recommended the creation of
a Itogue Iclvcr reserve and still nr
ommcuds It, acting without iloulit
In good faith, hut Hn action only
HervcH to furnlHli the U-tter excuse
for prolonging the effectiveness of
the withdrawal, tending further ex
amination. Another withdrawal In Oregon
that Ih not likely to result In the
creation of a forest renerve Ih the
Warner Mountain withdrawal In
Southern Oregon, ami cant of tin'
inouutaliiH. Land grahU'rn have
Urn active In that region and acroMM
the Hue In California, hut their ojmt
atloliH were effectively hlocked when
the withdrawal wan made.
I lien Ih little doubt, however,
largely t he name pui'iose lit that oil
S. J. Prone L.one. Home.
house or barn two miles from town, j
but upon Investigation it was found
to be the residence of County Com
missioner S. .1. Prose, two miles
further north. I'.efore the tire was
discovered by t he inmates It was too
late to save anything but a very few
art icles near at hand. The fire start
ed near the roof away from anv
chimney, and its origin Is a mystery.
Mr. 1'rose ami family had just Mu
lshed supper, when Mrs. Ken Itranch,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I'rose; said
she Hinelled fire, and upon Investiga
tion the w hole house was aflame, and
U'yond the power of human to ex
tinguish. Mr. I'rose was In his stock
ing feet, and what clothes he had on
was all that he saved.
The barn and stacks of hay were
near hy, and only by heroic effort
were they saved from the devouring
flame. Mr. I'rose estimates his loss
at 11500 with no Insurance. Mrs.
Branch lost household goods to the
value of f r00.
Mr. and Mrs. I'rose, who are some
what enftrbled by the inarch of time,
can 111 afford the loss of their home,
furniture and supplies, which has
cost years of hard labor to accumu
late. Kind neighbors and friends did
what they could to assist them,
and they will now start again to build
another home. .Much sympathy i
expressed for their loss.
Hay For Sale.
i K tons of alfalfa, hay for sale at my
ranch at New Pine Creek. 411
John M. Ki:ii.
IN WARNER;" t,"''"K picture of amazing grand
Three Stacks Belonging to War -
ner Valley Stock Co., and one
tnl. P.. CaMerwond
A hiy stack wan (llncovered aflro depth I will make no attempt to eHtl
I ii the Warner Valley Stock LVh field , '"'He
near Adel, at noon on Tuendayof; (, top of the mountain there In a
hint wti-k. ami at the Manie time a Twmit Iful watering place where the
man, hoy and a dog were ohnerved road Uentln-ly covered with denne
going away frm that vicinity In a foliage, affording iM-rjMjtual tdiade.
Mouthernly dlnrtlon. The alarm ' Here the watergiiMhen fntn the rock a
wan given, and the entire nelghhor- Into a trough and affordn re-
hood came to light the fire and keep frenhlng drink for the weary traveler.
It from Hpreadlng to other HtackB. j Afiotit one quarter of a mile north
Itcfore the fire could lie extlnqulMhed ' weHt of thin WthefallH which tuhIj
thnr Htuckn U-longlng to the War- ovt"r a precipice Home flfUrn feet and
ner Valley Hun-.k Co., and one to J. ' tt"d ahout one hundred and fifty feet
K. CaMerwood were burned. Other wromt. Thenpray Ih ulmoHtllke rain
hay In clone proximity wan only Ha v-' J'ou P"1 along the road and
e hy heroic effort on the part of ' myriad" of ralnhowa can U; neen tut
the Warner jn-ople, who worked ' t,,e ,,U,,M r,lJM "trlkethe fallingHpray.
with a vim, tiHlng their coat to j A" we wound our way down the
whip out the fire with. A lack of!Btw-'P grade we caught a gllmpne of
w ind wan all that aaved the whole1
valley from U-Ing burned over, and I
the dlHtructlon of hundred of hay-MtacltH.
Win Vlnyard, a young man of!,,iVl through awe-iiinplring It was
Warner, Ih hhIiI to have confesHed to tne pleananteHt part of our trip.
the crime of netting tin fire. A war-!
rant wan HW-orn out In JuHtlce
IhiyleyV court for Vlnyard'n arrent
hiHt Friday, ami Sheriff Dunlap
went ti Warner to erre It, but he
could not tlud the hccihh1 emd r
ttirned without him. It Ih claimed
that Vlnyard left the valley U-fore
Sheriff Dunlap arrived, concluding
that he had gotten himself Into
1 rouble. Some think that Vlnyard
did not pei'N't rate the crime, while
othei-H are Hutlxlicd that he did.
Whoevcr.did it, it Is sure they hadno;
property Interests then-, as It waHj
just as liable to burn all the hay In
the valley as one stack. The thiir j
stacks of hay burned U'longlng to j
the Warner Valley Stock Co., wan
SUi ronmied ty IllimtlVdH Ol Stacks ,
U'longlng to the Hcttlcrn
That the hay was set on tire there
Is no doubt, but for what reason
there Is no evidence. It Is well
known that Vlnyard was unfriendly
to the Warner Valley Stock Co., as
well as a nuuiU'r of other jH'ople
In the valley, and he did the act to
settle a grievance. The culprit
should !m caught and punished to
the full extent of the law. Quick
Justice should Ih? meted out to such
Fall River Canyon.
Chlco Cal. Oct. 16 1903.
I will try and give you a descrip
tion of Fall IUver Canyon, as I call
It the most beautiful! place I have
On our trip to the "Golden State"
we camped on the banks of Fall River
at Fall City, on the seveuth night on
our Journey, Oct. fith. Next day we
left this place, and for ahout a mile
there la no view of the river. When
at the end of thatdlsttiuce the water
can bo heard roaring and Is soon
sih'ii far below the road which is at
quite tin elevation on a steep grade.
'I'll,' condition of the road Is not very
good, the soil being of a chalky for
mation, of a dull gray color. As we
traveled further down the canyon,
the scenery became more and more
picturesque. The foliage is very
dense and the road on the high grade,
the matted growth of vegetation, the
rocks over hanging the road and the
river far U-low, running, roaring and
i foaming over Its rocky !!, presents
! Th" y ol.J.-tlon I have to this
,M,'",tlf"1 I" '' "t. which I
C,U1 ,n,lv H"i' l.rHHt I ever I
I saw; hut an I might exaggerate Its
01,1 Mt- Khimta looming up In the
dintance, It topmoMt H'ak loHt to
view hy over hanging cloudrt.
It Ih almoHt like dreamland to
I . M. 1.
A City Ticket.
The meeting that wa called hy the
city council last Friday night failed
to attract enough people to light up
the city hall, and the consequence
wan that there wan no meeting, and
of course no nominations were
made for the town hoard. Ah elec
tion comes on next Tuesday
it wan found necessary by the busi
ness men of Kakeview that soine-
thlntf must U done to start the ball
rolling. The following gentlemen
have Urn suggested as suitable
material for the the tow n board,
They rt luctently gave their concent
to run, but are willing to take the
unwelcome task of eondiietlnir tlio
town's business if the ieople want
them. If other men are wanted, all
that Is necessary is to just make the
suggestion before the tickets are
printed, and any or all of these can
didates will gladly step out of the
race. They are:
For Mayor: W. P. Heryford.
For Councilmen: Harry Bailey
V. L. Suelllng
A. Y. Beach.
For Recorder: W. B. Sulder, pres
For Treasurer: A. Bleber, present
Mltk Maids Entertainment.
The purpose of this entertainment
la to ratee funds to assist In fixing up
the M. E. parsonage, which Is la a
very dilapidated coudltlon and need
of repairs. It Is hoped that people
will truu out eniuoKso, and help swell
the fund. Following Is the program:
Quartette, Whispering leaves
Mesdames Chrisman, Noriu, Wil-
llts and Miss Nlckerson.
Solo, The Tie That Binds, Mrs. Norin.
Recitation, Selected, Miss Snider.
Solo, Angel's Serenade, Mr. Nlckerson
Mesdames Clirisuian, Noriu, Willits
and Miss Mckerson.
Solo, A Dream, Mrs. E. H. Smith.
Scltvt Reading, Selected, Mrs. Steele.
Solo, Selected Dr. Steiner.
Solo, Life's l.ulluhy, Miss Nickerson.
Military Drill Twelve Milk Maids.
One Should be Appointed Without
Delay, 5o as to Report a Bill
at the Next Legislature.
At the last session of the Oregon
legislature a concurrent resolution
was adopted authorizing th ap
pointment of an irrigation commis
sion, to report a bill at the next
session, but said commission baa
never Urn appointed owing to the
fait that so appropriation waa
made to cover the expense. The
appointment should he made any
way, as no doubt the next, legisla
ture will see to It that the commis
sion get pay for Its service. There
Is nn urgpnt necessity for early action
toward irrigation, and It Is hoped
that the commission will be appoint
ed at once. Senate concurrent reso
lution No. 30, reads as follown:
Whereas the laws of the State of
Oregon, In regard to water rights.
the appropriation of water and the
measurements thereof, the law ac
cepting the so called Carey act of the
general government, and in relation
to the irrigation of land acquired
under said act and other lands, ore
not adequate or satisfactory; and
whereas the Joint Irrigation com
mittee of the senate and house of
representatives has found it unwise
and Impracticable, In the short space
o( time which It can devote-to the
subjtrt, to attempt to formulate a
bill that would meet the require
ments thereof; therefore.
Be it resolved by the senate, the
That the State Land Board le
ami is hereby authorized and re
quired to appoint an irrigation com
mission, to consist of five members,
two meinU'rs of which shall lie at
torneys of the State of Oregon, two
practical irrigators, and one a civil
engineer familiar with the irriga
tion projects of this state, to report
a bill dealing thoroughly with said
subject, to the next legislature of
this state, codifying, regaling, and
otherwise amending the present laws
of the State of Oregon, and enacting
uew provisions in relation to said
Be it further resolvec', that the
said State Land Board be and is
hereby authorized and required to
meet the expenses of clerk hire for
Bald commission out of any money
in their hands to defray expensed
incurred under the act enabling the
state to proceed under the act tak
ing advantage of the so-called Carey
Adopted by the senate February
S. L. Mqobehead,. ,
Concurred lu by the house Feb
ruary 19, 1903.
A. C. Jknmnos,
Old Fort Clatsop.
The Lewis and Clark commission
have decided to erect as near as pos
sible a foe simile of Fort Clatsop at
tho St. Louis Fair. The plans con
template a building and a stockado
of logs and will cost 10,000.
Fort Clatsop was the point at tho
mouth of tho Columbia river at
which Captain Meriwether Lewis
and Lieutenant Charles Clark spent
tho winter of 1S05 and was coinci
dent with the completion of tho
first overland trip across tho 1'nlted,