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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1904)
LAKKVIKW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, TIIUKSDAY, JUNE 2, 1901.
Proponed Primary Low Offers a
Remedy for llxlstlnjc livil
In Naming Candidates.
'1' I m i Inix Imh'ii much miiIiI In favor
..r the primary law that ha imv-i"
come before tin pie; t ! vi it !,
those whii mi' expected to ! -lI.- tin
iiii'Htliin. A great ill-id ha been Mi
tl till' Illlsy newspaper whoso tltin
unit spare have bii'ii occupied by
ni'wn anil the interest 'f c-i ticlii)nt'M.
In n great many Instance too much
linn lii-i'ii li-ft totlii'in. for the only
liiti rest tin' ik'Whmimt run luim In
i ho direct primary law I really
against it iliiunt'lul HiiMirt. I'nder
t ho primary nominating law !'
nullify will Ih spent In campaigns,
mill liiMtcnil of a candidate for l!Wtr
depending upon the iuH'r to eli-t
1 1 1 til ho luiiMt stand upon IiIh own
merits; ho mint Imi tho choice of tho
l-ooplo, and not tho choice of tho
boss." IJegardloss of tho hardship
tho proposed law works on tho
nowHpnN'r, tho pais-r nil ovor tho
tato are recommending the taw. mm
I hoy aro all tlroil ami disgusted
with factional lights In tholr parties.
It dis-a not destroy political parties
but puts them under control of the
pcoplo anil eliminates hosliu. Nom
ination can not lt. bought nor stol-
II from tho M'tploaM they have Is-en
from convention. It makes the
(copies' voto tho only power to
nominate candidates for ptilillc of
fice, and ho (loNtroyH tin party bos
No man would tlilnlt of having a
ilolcgato ilo IiIm voting at the polls;
no man would think of selling IiIm
vote or allowing a delegate to mi-II It;
mill It 1 quite as Important that ho
lo IiIm own voting for nominees.
Other states have tried It and we
ilml no factional strife In thosostntes.
'I'Ik.' Mil lull met npproval at the
hand of lioth IeiiiiH'ratlc mid He.
publican county convention In Or
egon, und Im not a party quoHtloii;
it I simply tho vote against hosslsm.
A ml In fact very few would-lw boss
ert aro opposing tlu nieiiHiire. Sen
ator Mitchell, Governor ('liainlior
lain and other liroad minded states
men and politician who aro strong
In an open context before the people
favor tho Mil.
Candidate for the Mate lo;; Mat lire
lo not hitvo t Hi" full say who will lie
elected I 'nlted State Senator. They
-Imply ratify tho peoples' choice; I'.
S. Senators are practically elected by
t ho people. A mmi w ho In a candi
date for tho legislature may lie thor
oughly qualified to represent your
district and may lie a good, honor
able man, and yet Im jicrsonally op
poHi'd to tho choice of tho district
for U. S. Senator anil cannot bo
elected to tho legislature on these
grounds; under the Direct Primary
law that obstacle will lie removed
mid our best men can go to tho legis
lature. . Public oilieers w ill more faithfully
nerve the people because their polit
ical lifo will ahvnys depend upon
I heir eflkient Horvloe to tho people
mid not to tho political boss. This
nominating election will not cost
half ho much as tho present system.
When any measure U backed by
Mich strong and well known men,
thin new law certainly lias merits.
Wo 6'lve our readers a few names
among tho many prominent men
who favor tlio law; men who wo all
know, and know to be good 1 " ,
noi II pun ion; iiiiini, i lie"'-io" '.'
few. John II. Mllchell, II. V.
Kcott, George P.. ( hamlM-rlalu,
C. K. M. Wood, W. J, Furnish, (leo.
C. ISrownell, W. M. Ladd, llniry E.
MHilini. F. H. linker, I". V.Carter.
It. 1.. Eddy, P. T. Urlihith. E. M. ;
ini r, .1. II. toll. Jmiies I eo, Naiiioru ,
IIIimi Ii, 0. V. Hurry, II. II. Kliu ald, j
J. W, Kiiowles, I'.d. hang.. I. W. I.add.
S. A. Lowell. C. M. Mooiih, .1. C.
Moroland. M. A. Moody, Andy Me-
Calle,,. A. K. Iteames. Frank S.hla.;1 .'-.." -w -' ; giving plenty oi nine lo .iish,'
gel Senlca Smith. W. K. C'lten. C. It; 'K'estl.m while theater U ho Lnke county business lK-fore be
Wal son J. Voorhii-s. high toputabrl.lgf thi reforareas.u com.1, ,() to KlH1Ht,
, . ' ... 'onable sum that will stand, ami one! (..,ntv -I
here are I'.HJ just siii h men as lonnij.
, . . ... . i that lie would be willing to. recom- - ,
these w ho Is long to tho "Dlii'i t Trl-i ' I
marv Nominations league of Ore-
(loe liare-foot and Sows llrambtea.
Iike county has gotten Its name
iu the iiatiersall right now. i'aiK-rs '
all over the West an airing thet,0 t.Xp.ise would lie great, and I
sheep killing. The Kan J-'ranclsco J
Itulletlii pouring hot air Into Its
readers In Its usual sensational style.
That paKT of the Ul'd, for a Sunday ,
story uses tho Lake county epliode j
Willi many extra touches. It says,
"tho range war In Central and Kant
em Oregon has caused a veritable
nign of ti rror. last year the war
cost the lives of half a down herders
and thousands of sheep. Tho men
and animals were shot dow n by the
cattlemen and their agents, who
claim that tho shii-p are destroying
the range. This year the w ar prom-j
lsos to ls worm' than ever."
Lake county has never had a
range war, and but for a little spat
over In Klamath county last year
that amounted to nothing more
than a little chin music, this part of
the state has never liefore had the,,,, waU H ,uont, the same work
least bit of scramble over tho range.
Cattlemen and sheepmen always n--sK'ct
each others rights and have
never resorted to lawlessness to
maintain their rights on the range,
until this spring when the two
bauds of sheep were killed.
CltUeiis of Ijike county will bo
found upholding the law In these
cases, no matter whether the pirates
belong to this comity or uot. Every
I law abiding citizen In the county, lie
he cattleman or sheepman, and
there are scores of both, have ex
pressed a desire to see the perpetra
tors of the crimes speedily brought
to justice, and they stand ready to
aid the olllcers lu their search for
the guilty parties.
Uecauso these lawless acts occur
here Is no reason that the people of
Lake county, as a whole, are bandits
and desperadoes. Lake county Is
civilized, and lawlessness will lie
treated as rigidly a In San Fran
cisco, and more bo. There la more
crime right tinder tho noses of the
Bullotln'a staff of news gatherers In
one day than la perpetrated la Lake
county lu a year on the same ratio
To The W. 0. W. Members.
All members of the Camp aud
Circle W. (). . nro requested to
meet at tho Hall on Sunday, Juno 5,
at il P. M. for tho purpose of decorat
ing tho graves of deceased 'members.
Tho program of exercises will be
had at the Hall, after which the
Orders will inarch to tho cemetery
and decorate tho graves.
A cordial Invitation is extended
to tho general public to attend and
witness tho exercises.
lly order of the committee.
It. T. Strlplln
A. K. Cheney
J. (1. WlllltB.
YV AT E R 13
Temporary Bridge Acros Che
waucan Will Answer Till
the Water Uoe Down.
.1. M. Hundley returned from I'aIh-
ley w -iii-re no wi ni 10 i.iiiko mi i-su-
i mate of the cost of biill.llng a bridge
Across tin- Chewaucmi river. !
' I I .(.! I., i It lu ttltfil tll fitlft afdf f
Iiiemi. .nr. nanuiey is n limine
builder, and says he can put one
mere inai win siauu.
The channel to
chanui-I to Is,' bridged Is
p twt jutoss. Of course a siiMpeii-
8i,, bridge could le const ructeil, but'
aU.r the muuuier when the water
g.s's down, a pier bridge can lie built,
at much less cost to the county and
wn substantial. It nould lie folly
for t,t. County to go to the expeiise!
of building a costly bridge now, only
to Imj replaced later on in the sum
mer. It Is true a bridge should Ik?
built, but simply because the ex-
jK.,IH,. H to ! borne by the county in
no reason why extravagance should
Imj Indulged In. The couqty olllclals
should handle the county funds dm
. w.nomlcally as they would their
own UIl(1 if ti.y ,ou t do It they
j niny i,,,, for something to fall. If
! I.iill.llni? of tho Palslev bridge
" the bulldlu
was the )ersoiial affair of any man
lu the county, he would uot be no
foolhardy ax to expend large sums
of his money to build a bridge when
could ls done liettor and with half
tlio expense. A temporary can lie
made here at a small cost, which
will anwer the purpose for a month
or so, and Is? safe If those who are
co'iiindled to cross will only use a
little caw. Thla would lie a big sav
ing to the county, au.l it looked at
in the same light that a man looks
at matters directly and wholly af
fecting his own pocket book, could
be seen to lie wise and economical
Legislature Should Change Date.
While talking to Judge Llenson the
subject of terms of circuit court came
up, and Mr. llenson told of the time
a year ago when tho Nellon case was
iK'lug tried. The Jury brought In a
verdict late Saturday night; tho
judge can not sentence a man for six
hours after a verdict has lieen re
turned by the jury, aud that brought
the time Sunday. Sunday being a
legal holiday, sentence could not be
passed upon the man until Monday
morning. Judge Benson was due
at Klamath Falls and was allowed
only two days In which to convene
court, else the term would lapse and
he could hold no term of circuit
court aud all jury cases would have
to go over six months and it any
one was in the county jail iM'udlug a
Jury trial ho would have to remain
there at tho county's expense six
months, If he could not glvo bail.
Iu this particular case Judge lieu
son called court Monday morning
aud pronounced sentence upon Mr.
Nellon, and had to listen to argu
ment from the defendant'scouncllfor
a new trial so did not get started for
Klamath Falls till noon, when ho
hired a private rig and struck out.
He drove all night and all day Tues
day, arriving at Klamath Falls at
j five jo'cloclr lii the evening, one hoflr
1 ftftef the term lapiwd at four o'clock,
j i J very year lie I runlied with clr
I cult court liere and very often Iiih to
Iotpono Important eaweu to the
next HfHMloti, us In the Harry trial
thin year, on account of the terms
coming so clou' together. There is
no mid of this, and Judge iiotisoii
will make a vigorous effort to have
j,.KH,ntim, u,.xt wh.u-r tochange
th), of tll(. Klamath county
term to July, instead of .Ittne. This
- m . m
The case of Nornmn Williams
Ising trle.l In The Dalhn on charge
of murdering Miss Alma Nesbltt four
years ago ended on Mar 23. The
jUI J j n r vub '
tnrw imiotM, which resulted In a
vt.r,uet 0f murder In the first degree.
T,,e ju,OT WIUI to sentence blm yes-
terdny, to die on the gallows.
Williams drove Alma Nessbltt and
her nged mother to their homestead
near Wood Illver on March 8, 1900,
and neither of them were ever seen
afterward. A grave was found con
taining some locks of hair resembling
that of the missing women, and
some bloody gunny sacks. The
bodies had been removed and dls- j
nosed of. Williams aud Miss Nes-
bltt were secretly married in Van-,
couveron July 2T. lMW, while Wil
liam had a wife still living in
Nebraska. He was said to have
been married nine times. His breast
Is thought to contain the secret of
several murders, some of which were
his wives. He was a brutal mur
derer, and unless Judge McGinn of
Portland. Williams attorney secures
a new trial and sets him clear he
will pay the penalty of his crimes on
the gallows in about 40 days.
Fourth Committees at Work.
Tuesday the committee in charge
of arrangements for the celebration
met and appointed thelrcommlttees.
Quite a sum of money bas been sub
scribed for defraying the expenses of
nmseuments, and everything Is mov
ing along nicely in the direction of a
grand celebration on the Fourth of
There will be music, games and all
sorts of amusements, fire works,
speaking, decorations, nnd in fact
everything that go to make tho
glorious Fourth of July the most en
Joyed of the whole year.
Following are tho different com
Commutes on Gkskral Abrasgkmksts.
B. F. Ah'.atrom, Tom Bernard, F. P.
Committee ox Mcsic.
Mrs. L. F. Conn, Mrs. Linie Chris
.Miss Ruth Nickerson. Mies Mae
Snider, A. A. Graham, Geo. II. Ayres.
Committee on Decoration.
Mrs. J. Norin, Mrs. M. A. Striplin,
Committee on Amusements and Games.
E. F. Cheney, M. A. Striplin, W. A.
Committee on I'ikewohks.
C. Umbach, Tom Handley.
Philip J. Klordan tho Minneapolis
attorney who came to Lake county
to look over several tracts of school
land purchased Inst year by Minne
sota people, departed last Saturday.
Ho will speud somo time In the vicin
ity of Bouanza, where somo of tho
laud Is situated, liefore returning to
Lakeview Camp are Warmly re
ceived by Paisley Lodge
Woodmen of the World
On the morning of May 20, the W.
O. W. lodge team. Accompanied by
several other wemlier of the order
left lakevlew enronte to Paisley to
assist the lodge at that place . In
Initiating several new memliers. '
When the visitors arrived at Pais
ley they were met by a committee
who conducted them to Hotel Pals
ley where ample preparation had
been made for their reception. At
midnight a delicious supper was
served In the banquet hall to the
tnemlH-rs and their families, number
ing la all about CO persoLs. After
the banquet the party adjourned to
the oiera house, which had been
put In readiness for dancing, and
proceeded to enjoy themselves trip
ping the light fantastic until almost
The visiting members were high
ly pleased by the warm reception
given them by their northern neigh
bors and If at any time, the niem
liers of the Paisley lodge have oc-
! casion to visit Lakeview Camp No.
j 520, they are assured of a hearty
Those present from Lakeview
were: Messrs. E. F. Cheney, E. N.
Jaquish, J. Q. Willits.T. E. Bernard,
F. E. Harris, John Duckworth, Lor
en Bailey, AI. Hasting, Bernard Mc
Grathf Bert Lapinan, Perry Strip-
lin, Dwight Johnson. Walter Nye
wauer, A. A. Graham, Harry Yount,
and G. T. Bowman.
The Paisley ciunp have, Id the
past year, been doing everything In
their power to bring their order in
to line with similar ones in small
communities and have succeeded to
an extent that is surprising, judg
ing from their facilities. Theirmem
bership has not only been largely
Increased aud therepy added to the
wealth of the order, but In various
other ways have been striving for
the maintenance and welfare of their
order. If they continue to improve
In the years to conie as they have
in the post, they will soon have one
of the lending camps of Southeastern
Will Explore Lake County.
A dispatch to the Oregouian from
Washington, D. C, May 25, states
that at the request of Senator John,
11. Mitchell a recounolsance party
will proceed late in June to make an
investigation of the central part of
Lake county, Oregon, with a view
to ascertaining whether there la a
feasible location for the construction .
'of a largo irrigation works by the
government, senator jaucueu aes
cribes this district as having a fine
climate, where all cereals, fruits and
vegetables that are cultivated In any
part of Oregon grow abundant, and
where there is a large body of agri
Tho Chewaucan river, which flows
through this section, Is reported to
furnish an ample supply of water for
reclamation of nearly, If not quite
all, these lands. It has been report
ed to Senator Mitchell that reservoir
sites can bo secured to hold flood
waters at different points along the
stream. As Lake county has con
tributed largely to tho arid land
fund, citizens of that district aro ex
ceedingly anxious that thla project .
shall receive early consideration.