( mint nmmmut L VOL. XXV. LAKKVIttW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 4,1901. NO. 31. g MM v WESTERN PACIFIC RY. 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 Inly IN: "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 n-port cine 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 Angeles. 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 and Denver. 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. i 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. APPARENT PROSPERITY 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 I I...... ....I. I.... ..- ......... I " 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 coin. 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 them all. 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 government. ' 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 men. 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 law?' 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, ANA RIVER PROJECT 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 sites. The telegram follows: Washington, D. C. July 29 -V4. Hkoistkk axi Kkckiveu Iakeview, Ore. 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.,.