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LAKKVIttW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 4,1901.
Ocorif Oould May ItullJ Railroad
Thruujih l ake CiuntyTo
Connect Hast and Went.
We iHi- ivllnl.ly lnfirmi- (hut t rin k
'yliit? on tln N -') itnllroud will
Im'UIh not later than December lt,
l hi year. und that 4't utile of road
will Ik' made this side of Madeline.
What I now believed to 1m the act.
uul condition of thU road, by men
who nrc posted on railroad mailer,
In Indeed encouraging for Lakevlew,
iiini indication olnt to a standard
'gauge nillroul running through our
town, connecting with the (Jould
Much within two year.
Tho following article wim taken
from the Portland Telegram of
"Istleorge Gould planning u rail
road to tap Ort'Kdii?
That question has occurred to rail
road men during the past few week
for vurlou seemingly wcll-founded
n-HMoim, nnd In regarded by ninny n
n poHHlblllty of tin near future, by
- rciiHon of certain fact that have is--
oiue public at Sun Frnndco. It U
now known poMltlvt-ly that the West-
rii Pacific projift I ii (Jould enter
prise. Thl became public by tin
pulng of title to valuable realty In
i he Hay City from that company to
ould, nud precipitated a fight for
I ommcmhIoii of other proierty nought
by the Southern Pacific, deed for
which were about top'1"" to the
-aiue (N'ople who have Im-cii repre
senting Mould IntcrcHtM n the devel
opment done during Ihe pant IS
mouth.. Tli! development lay In
forming u route over IWkwlth Pa
that will connect with tho 1'tnh
linen of the d'ould system by a route
very much shorter than the existing
tgden line of the Southeru Pacific.
What ha been known n. the Went-
in Pacific embraces the Jloca &
Loyalton and the Plumas & Mohawk
Kallroods of California, the latter
connecting w';th the Nevndu-Cnlifor-Jiia-Orcgon
I' ail way built from IUmio
uortli to Madeline and projected to
Lakevlew, in Lake County, Or.
Ownership of the latter road Is some
what clouded, though It wan an
nounced some months ago that the
Southern 1'acilic won Its control In
na effort of tie Western Pacific in
terests to obtain It. This I not
wholly accepted In railroad circles,
however, iih the officers of that com
pany are nearly all men formerly
Identified with (jould Hue, coming
from tho MIsourl I'acillc, IMo Grande
nud Wabash. This may not neces
sarily denots anything a to owner
ship, but in a struw of coiiHlderablo
Mlgulficauca sometimes, statu of
the Nevada-Callforuln-Orcgon is the
point of in oh t Intercut to Oregon, or
if that In .really a Western Puciflc
road It means that within two year
t he (lould system will be operating
1 rains into thin state over a route
travoraliitf tho undeveloped Inland
,1'mpiro eiiHt of tho CiiHcudeH.
Now that there 1 no longer any
doubt an to who 1 behind the Went
rn Taclflc, the I'oiiHt I pro mined a
revival of warfare at San Franclnco
not unlike that waged when tho
Santa I'o nought entrance. lUit iu
this instance the now company has
gained considerable lu'adwuy iu the
nciulsltlon of terminal grounds be
fore tho identity of the purchaser be
came known. Large numbers of
Murvcylnff partieH have traversed tho
region through which the new road
will n extended, and large amount
have U-eii expended for right of way, j
Mtntloii ground and In preliminary!
oiit ruction work In building,
toward the(oat at point north of"-" lntrilCii " Lake County
San rrnnclco, and aim. In running J The Examiner Will da IU
line that are now well uudi rtood Part to Advertise County
to aim at detinatlotiM In Ihevicltdtv "
of San l'raticlco liny, but for more
than n year the tli.ai.cia I power U.
hind Ihe throne ho ln concealed.
From Denver tin
that the Denver &. orlliweti rii
Itnllrond building U'tween H.,V).pJ
and Salt Lake I to make a short ;
Hue from that city to a connection
with the Denver & Itlo (Irniidc at
Ulcnwood Springs, thereby greatly
shortening the transcontinental
route from Ivnver to Salt Iake,
thence via the new Western 1'aclflc
to San Francisco, and by the cut-oft
to Ik built this year by ihe I'tah end
of the system to connect with tlie
Clark roal for a short route to Los
Further shortening of the route
from the Missouri Itlver across Kan
sas and Kastern Colorado to the
inotintaliis Is t Ik? effected Isr build-
Ing from the western terminus of the
Central Ilranch in North Central
Kansas by what will Is- almost an
air line to iK'tiver, tapping a region
of Immense grain production for a
part of the distance, and making the
shortest route tst ween Kansas City
All these projected lines mean vust
Investments of capital, but In these
days of great financiering In railway
projects this investment is not at alfc!ever l","',. whn ar the
Improbable, ami at lenst t.orlh.ns ol
the general plan an- already Is-lng
carrlel into efTect. fleck with I'uss
Is one of the low divides over which
railroads may leave the Coast in
California north of San Francisco
and find a practically direct route;
hence the wisdom of the directors of
the Western I'ueUlc In acquiring the
short piece of road that reaches the
divide by that route.
Death of Samuel Handley.
Mr. Samuel Hundley was born In
Illinois In 1S22. He moved to 'Wis
consin In early life, and crossed the
plains In lsrtl and engaged Iu min
ing. He returned to Illinois und
married Miss Margaret Jane Ia'ucu
aia' returned to California in 1802.
lie followed mining for several years
and finally settled on a farm near
Stockton, Calif. His wife died at
this place 27 years ago. Ho remain
ed on his farm four years ufter the
death of his wife, when lie moved to
Little Chewaucan this county and
lived two years on what is known
now as the Oaylord place. He lived
4 years In I'alsloy, when he removed
to Harney valley In 1880, where ho
lived until a few years ago, when he
removed to Taconia, Washington,
and lived there until May of this
year lie came to Lakcvlow to live
with his son Tom.
Mr. Hundley has always been a
strong, active man, and accepted us
his vocation the active duties of life.
Ho was the father of six sons, who
survive him: J. M. of Lakevlew,
(ieorgu of I'lumns county, Calif.,
Charles of Tucomu, Wash., Joe ot
Idaho, Don ol Lake City, Calif., and
T. S. of Lakevlow.
His last Illness was of a duration
of about two weeks.
His remains were interred in the
I. O. ). F. cemetery at Lakevlew lust
Sunday, followed to their last rest
ing place by a large crowd of friends.
One of the Miiret Mlgu f pro-
, l'"','1,3' my ountry I to we the
' ,0,'al I'"!"' crowded with ndver-
l-'..ent-. TIm pat fo wk thl
! I", r ha been delving advert!.
' nboiit as fat as one man can
" t them up. Nine new ads received
here within two weeks and others
promised for next week. Ilesldes the
new ad vs. within ten days Just past
new sulsMrrlptlons have been sent
In, mostly from sople living at a
distance, sons- as fur away am Mich
igan, Wisconsin, some from Nebras
ka, some from Iowa and quite a
Dumber from Missouri.' While a
nuniU-r of these new jiuliscrlptlotis
are for only six months, ''t tie Indica
tions are favorable for an increased
population Iu Lake county. Quite
a niiinUr of letters of .Inquiry have
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cople. and lurther stating that If
h,,ve aaT other looted matter wnd
! lhnt ft,MO- ,n one or two k"ttt'rM 1,10
j writer asked for every possible bit of
Information bearing on our county
and town, such questions as "how
many stores have yon, how many
bunks, who ure your most prom
inent business men, who are the
most public spirited men in your
town nud couuty, hftM ' yevr town
J opportunities for business enterprls-
e there?" anil dozens of other
questions. So numerous are these
Inquiries that we have decided to
print several extra copies of The
Fxanilner and mall one each week
to these parties for a time and let
them Judge for themselves as to the
conditions here, and In view ot this
manner of best putting our resour
ces lcfore tho H?ople of the world,
we will ask and request that any
one in the county who can furnish
us with a short write-up, no matter
how short, that will help to make
our resources known, to send it to
us at once for publication.
The almost positive assurunce now
ot a railroad reaching Lakevlew
within a short time has interested
hundreds of people from bther
stutes, and wo may expect, soino
thing doing here iu the way of In
creased business in the near future.
During tho mouths of August and
September, tho tlmo we have set
aside for tho distribution of several
hundred copies of The Exumluer, we
will ask subscribers to this paper to
help in this distribution. While we
are doing a great deal of this work
for nothing, only to advertise tho
county and town ot Lakevlew, wo
do not bc-llcvo it will bo asking too
much of our readers who have friends
w ho might be Induced to come here,
to send in their names for a few
copies of Tho Examiner, and wo will
send the paper to them for tho very
low sum of three cents a copy, Just
the actual cost of tho blank paper
and postage added. Send stamp or
Number not 50 Large.
It is reported by several papers
that 200,000 sheep are crossing and
will cross tho lino Into Lake county
from tho north, bound for tho Ban
Francisco market. This report la
not substantiated by Mr. Jim Mc
Andie of Antelope, who Is trailing a j
band of nhec'p through.' lie says
that the trail look like there had
not lxen any aheep over then, and
hi nheep fattened all, the way down
on the Mplendld feed along the trail
where 1 bene 200,000 sheep are suppo
eil to have leen driven. He U-lle ve
tliere will not 1m to exceed 20,000
sheep from t';e northern counties
pa through thl yenr for California.
Mr. Smith, the government stock
liiKHctor says so far, lie bin lnpect-
,, ,)tJt Jt)m Untl hehlu,PllllKht
Benson May (Jo I ree.
John A. Itensou, who has In-en on
trial In Xew York for defrauding the
government out of public lands was
discharged by Judge Laeoinlsj lii
the I. S. Circuit court, on the
ground that Hcnson with his gang
In fraudulently securing state lands
Iu Oregon und California, committed
no crime against the I'nlted States
Judge Iacomble also hold that
though Denson, Hide and Diamond
secured title to state lands through
du in mles and perjury, the state re
ceived Its price for the land and
could not have secured more had the
ed tries lieen bona fide, therefore the
state has no charge against these
If such holding Is legal it Is not in
keeping with the government's pol
Icy when it refused patents to lands
entered by Individuals who filed ou
lands in Oregon, but could not make
It apKar that the land wan taken
for their own use and that title
would not eventually be transferred
to other parties. The Judge's decis
ion would lead one to believe that
Benson committed no crime against
anyone but his dummies, and there
fore he will come clear several hun
dred thousand dollars the ls?tter for
his crooked work. What kind of
Stable Changes Hands.
As was stated in The Examluer
last week Fent Smith and W. P.
Heryford leased the Barry livery
stable. They took charge Thursday
noon. Everybody is glad to see the
boys take charge of the stable, and
feel that ls?tter satisfaction will be
given under the new management
than has been for some time. This
stable has always been a popular
place and a good business awaits
Smith & Heryford. They are both
of an accomodating turn and under
stand the cure of horses so that
when left iu their charge no man
need be uneasy about tho welfare ot
his team. Promptness Is another
item that the boys regard as most
Important, and with their force of
first-class hostlers, no patron will bo
inconvenienced by delay or neglect.
A Oood Place To Ship.
C. E. llachford who was here from
his sheep camp last Friday, Informed
us that last week he shipped 1000
head ot lambs and this week will
ship 1200 head more to the Don Biggs
Co., commission butchers of San
Francisco. This company Is com
posed of home people, the principal
parties being J. M. Thompson, C. B.
Parker uud Walter Sherlock. Mr.
Itachford will be engaged in shipping
cattle and sheep to this company all
full, aud assures all parties shipping
there of Just treatment, and that
they will get all that Is due them.
Ho has already a largo number of
cattle and sheep to ship for different
parties, and will be in this vicinity
tor some time with the hope ot get-
ting more to ship. Now Era,
Large Tract of Land Withdrawn
From Entry In Summer Lake
For Irrigation Purposes.
Another, and the most Important
withdrawal yet made in Lakecounty
was telegraphed to the lv Of lice '
oJllclals here Friday the 2th. The
territory withdrawn embraces five
and a half townships around the
north end of Summer Lake, where is
located some of the richest agricul
tural land In the state, but without
water is practically valueless for
purposes other than winter range
for sheep or cattle.
This Is quite a large withdrawal
for Irrigation purposes, embracing
120,720 acres, not Including reservoir
The telegram follows:
Washington, D. C. July 29 -V4.
Hkoistkk axi Kkckiveu
On account of the Ana River Irri
gation project withdraw from all
forms of disposal except restricted
hoinesteud, under second form of
withdrawal, the following tps, all J
south and east: Tp 28, It. 17 and 18;
tp SO. Ii. 16, 17 nud IS; tp 31, It. 17. '
Another telegram received ou the
2S, revoked an order to withdraw 1
tps 38 and 39, S.. II. 15 E. in Klamath
county, and ordered withdrawn tp
3S and 39 S. in It. 13 E.
Killed by Lightning at Likely. .
Yesterday morning Operator Burke
received a message from Likely,.
Modoc county, stating that on Mon
day evening about 6 o'clock during:
a severe electric storm the 11-year--old
son of 1). 1'. Mckee of Likely, '
while hunting the ranch cows was .
struck by lightning and instantly
killed. The horse he was riding was..
also killed. When found an hour
afterward the boy wa lying under
the animal's front Vgs, with burns,
about his head. The absence of.
other injury substantiated the theory
that he was struck by lightning.
A former telegram stated that a.
Mexican steep herder was drowned,
in Taylor Lake. No particulars.
Chicago Capitalists Interested.
E. B. Hill arrived in this city
Thursday night with a party of
Chicago capitalists, says the Burns
Times-Herald, who are here to. In
vest money, and will spend some
time looking over various parts of
the county. A part'et them have
gone to Summer and Abert Lakes,
in Lake county, to look at some
borax deposits, and later the whole
party will make an extended tour ot "
the southern part of the county.
The party consists of ILE.Hawkesk
Col. C. C. Carnahan, C. E. Thomas
aud 11. W. McAlister.
Mining Congress at Portland.
Tho seventh annual session ot the
American Mining Congress will con
vene In Portland, on August 22 and
continue until and including Aug. 27.
Tho most prominent speakers from
every state Iu the Union will be pres
ent and speak on subjects most im
portant to tho welfare of thocountry
through its system of mining laws
and tho development ot mineral re
sources. Elaborate preparations
have been made for the reception ot
the thousands ot guests that will
attend. This will be one ot the grand,
est affairs ever held In Oregon.
M V inn.,.