Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915, December 01, 1904, Image 1

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Richards and
Commissioner Thinks
The Subject of Making Reserves Should
Be Taken in the Future
'T" o hi annual repot for thin year,
) Commissioner Richard, of the
pexerclseof more dellbr rate consld
Wtionof propositions looking to tbe
hubllshmeut of lorwt reserves than
lit been exercised In the past. The
'port add:
Tfeough the Importance of the ob
4 to be accompli. bed by the re
arm, and the many local Interest
ot considered necessitates, great
iw In proceeding farther la thte 'dW
xtion, the Government can well af
i at this Juncture to delay action
a establishing additional reeerrea
jtU the force of forest experts now
kg aged upon the work can by prac-J
ini field examinations, and the
wwisary scientific research, deter
liiae leyoud &nj reasonable doubt,
a what localities and to what ex
mt farther area should lie set apart
f thin purpose."
Daring the last flncal year, nine re-
Wre were created, brining tlie to-J
4 Dumber up to 09 and Increased
arirregate area covered by foreat
rrtlous to C2.7Ca.4W acres.
TV rebort sbowa a falling off of
fjil.m In the total receipt of the
fice aa compared with the prerioua
lar, aod a decrease iu the area of
ubllc land d iHpoaed of amouulug to
i.lSil77 acre. With the exception
ISKB, the cash receipt were great-
kthan any previous year.
Speaking of the fraud committed
Good Year for BeeU.
The beet sugar factory near La
,rnde, this state, has made an
hwnioua business out of tbe sugar
et industry. Tbe factory made a
y run l til a season, working uay
j f utf ulirht. and emcloved oersous
fu ... . . j. .
ood wage. Tbe company paid
t tl 10.000 to beeUrrowers and
rtory bands. There baa been 12
1 4 tons of beete delivered to tbe
tctory this aeaaon, which will make
100 Hi bag of sugar. .Five
quired persona were engaged In
.educing bneta for that factory this
o, and estimate of one or two
j j'Wwere show tbe Industry to be a
jwoeratlve one. M. K. Carroll on a
1 1 -cr tract raised 236,401 pound of
. for which be received $4.50 per
and other growers did equally
wU, where tbe same attention
a given tbe crop.
There luo doubt but that the beet
,9r industry would add thous
U if dollars to tbe wealth of Lake
"uuty. u a factory a started here
farmer would plant a portion
their now dortuaut acre to sugar
'". it baa been demonstrated
'ftt beet grow to enormous sie In
valleyaof this county, even ou
dry laud considered of no value
'"accouut of the presence of alkali.
Tl soil Lere 1 sluillur to that in
'''ude Rouude valley, where tluy
making a eucceM of tbe beet
,u(ftr Industry.
More Consideration on
under the timber aud atone ai t, Mr.
Richards says:
"During the laat year It was decid
ed to use the corps of examiners of
surveya to Investigate In the field all
applications for surreys which alleg
ed settlement, and the result baa
proved the wisdom of this course.
In the timbered region no real
settlement of any extent was found..
but In most cases a mere camping
but without furniture and, destitute
of tbe means of housekeep
ing, was all that tbe examiner could
discover on tbe ground. It was
learned that these alleged settlers re
aided In distant towns and cities,
and that they were Induced to lend
their names by promises of rewards
after tbe stfrvey was accomplished,
evidently having no Intention to
make their homes on the land. This
investigation has thus far resulted In
materially checking the rapid absorp
tion, by unscrupulous persons, of
the valuable tliuler now standing
on tbe lands In the mountain dis
trict." ' ' ; i.
According to the report, the total
amount converted lute the treasury
for the benefit of the reclamation
fund amounted to f 23.013,8:16 on
June 30 last.
United States Commissioner Rich
ards wbo was Hermann's assistant
while be was commissioner of the
general land office, has been called
to Fortland to testify In tbe land
fraud cases.
Dealt with Lightly. '
A self-confessed criminal, but with
only a few mouths of life left for him.
O. R. Ilolllday was shosn a leniency
rarely accorded In such cases.
Ilolllday wa arrested under the
charge of robbing the' mails while
acting a carrier betweeu Frinevlllc
and Burns, Or. After tbe discovery
of the erime Ilolllday fled to Missouri
only to be captured there and
brought back to Fortland.
Upon bis appearance In tbe United
States Court It was shown that
although only . 21 : year of age.
tbe ravages of fatal d'-sease bad
made bis life but a matter of a few
months. Under these circumstances
Judge Billings thought that tbe
prisoner, altnough confessedly guilty
of tbe crime, should be allowed bis
closing days In freedom, and there
fore gave blm bis liberty, and espec
ially since tbe youth was led Into the
cri me. Oregon lan.
Ivan Lundes and Steve Hoyt who
were with the government surveying
party last summer that examined
the laud to the north of this place
with a view of establishing govern
ment irragatiou works, arrived here
Moutlay from Rum. Mr. Hoyt was
on hi way home and took tbe stnge
Tuesday moiuiugforl'ortlaud. Mr.
l,aude will remulu In this vicinity
all wiutcr(meaurlug the water flow
U the stream that may be used by
the government for irrigation pro
Joct. I'ost.
I Reports have reached Boston from
Oregon that the Eastern Oregon and
Idaho wool dip for 190! Is lielng con
tracted at as high as twenty cents
per pound.
Alarmed ut these reports, the
Boston commission bouses that
have Ikh'ii buying eastern Oregon
wool every year for the last quarter
of a century, have written to Jas.
II. Uwlnn, secretary of the Oregon
Woolgrowers' association, to ascer
tain If there Is any truth in the re
ports. Mr. flwlnn has repited that the
reports are exaggerated; that very
little, If any, Oregon wool Is yet con
tracted, and what has been sold has
been sold on the quiet, and no one
except the buyer and Indivldnal sell
er know tbe prices. He also advised
tbe commission bouses to use their
Influence In sustaining tbe markets
of eastern Oregon, and prevent an
early stampede of contracting, to de
moralise tbe spring markets.
Mr. Uwlun bwwreceived no report
of any wool having been contracted
in eastern Oregon and believes that
tbe woolgrowers will observe the
wool pool and sales days as usual.
Idaho wool has lieen sold and Utah
wool Is also contracted, but Oregon,
he hopes, will not break over and
demoralize the Woolgrowers' associ
ation and the sales days that have
proved to be of such vital import
ance In stimulating pr!ces of Oregon
wool for the past two years. Blue
Vt., Eagle.
, flake It Unanimous.
Governor George E. Chamberlain,
who was a delegate to the Demo
cratic National Convention at Kt.
Louis and whe voted in that con
vention for Judge Parker, believes It
would be best for all the Democratic
members of tbe electoral college to
vote for Roosevelt for President and
make bis election unanimous.
.The Governor concurs In what Mr.
Brown was quoted as saying, and
believes that the "election of Roose
velt by a unanimous vote would do
more than any one thing to createa
friendly feeling between North and
South and destroy tbe old lines of
division. Governor Chamberlain be
lieves that Roosevelt has been mis
represented regadlng bis feeling to
ward f,ce goctn nad that entirely
wrong conclusions were drawn from
the Booker T. Wachlngtan Incident.
The leader of tbe Oregon delegation
to the Democratic delegation bopea
to see tbe Democratic vote go to
Roosevelt. .
In commenting upon this subject
the Governor showed quite plainly
that he feels that the men wbo bolt
ed the Democratic ticket in 1900 got
just retribution la 1904, when tbey
were in control of tbe party. Never
theless tbe Governor was a support
er of Parker la 1904 as be was of
Bryan In 1900.
Aks Leave to Work.
Ellen Jones Taber baa applied to
the Superior Court for leave to go In
to business aa a "sole trader." In
her amplication she explains that she
I moved to make It because her bus
baud. Will lain J. Taber. declines to
contribute to tbe support of her
fifteen-year-old daughter by ner lor-
mer marriage, or to aid ber crippled
brother, David A. Lambert,
She propose to A into the busi
ness of buying and selling lodging
Lou, havlnjr for a capital a fund
of t-"0.000, which she recleved from
the estate of ber former husband,
David Jones, formerly of Oregon.
H. V. Examiner.
What about Christmas? Will
Lakevtew have a Christmas tree?
It Is high time that some move be
made In that direction If we expect
to have anything doing on Christ
mas, likevlew Is noted for Its
social events and no such occasion
an Christinas should be allowed to
pass unnoticed. There are doodles
of presents at the stores and scores
of children that could be made happy
by a liberal distribution of the many
toys and nice things, besides some
older people whose hearts Would be
made glad by an observance of that
memorable holiday. .
Tbe thing to do Is to start the
ball rolling and there Is no danger
but It will gather energy as It' rolls.
Call a meeting, appoint committees
and put tbem to work. There are
plenty of people here who are ex
perts In arranging entertainments
and they are nor bard to find,' and
there are as many liberal citizens lu
Lakevtew wbo are willing to donate
the necessary funds to carry out the
. Tbe Examiner will be glad to ad
vertise a public Christmas tree and
help In any way to make Itasuccess.
There Is nothing that will do more
to liven up a town like .Lakevtew
than a good Christmas tree. It
brings people from all parts of the
country, and they all see things they
would buy for presents to friends. 0
What say you all; call , a meeting
and arrange for a general good time
on Christ max. "
Proud of the State. -
We are In receipt of the following
letter fjom . Frank C, Baker, chair
man of tbe Republican state Com
mittee of Oregon:
Portland, Oregon, Nov! 22, 1904.
Every county In Oregon deserves
tbe others' commendation for its en
dorsement of President Roosevelt;
and your plurality of 279, entitles
Tbe Examiner and other eealous; Re
publicans in Lake to the National
and State Committees gratitude. .
After tbe June campaign In corres
pondence with the East we empha
sized our belief that the Press did
more to carry Oregon by 24,217 than
all other factors combined; and We
hope soon to personally espouse the
argument that tbe Webfoot State's
plurality of 43,058 Is not only a
record-breaker bat It the best show
ing of any of tbe 45 States In the
Union. Think of ttl More than 47.5
per cent of the total poll of the State, 1
Does any other Roosevelt State
equal this percentage? Pennsyl
vania's 490,000-odd looks and sounds
mighty blgl still that figure means
but 42 percent tat the total poll. And
Oregon's endowment of our Pres
ident by a majority over all the
other candidates of 30,7631 Should
not this showing cause Oregon to
appear well before certain people in
the East?
Gratefully and cordially yoqrs,
F. C. Bakku.
'District Attorney Moore and W. II.
Shirk returned last Friday from
Klamath county, where Mr. Shirk
went on land business and Mr. Moore
went to attend circuit court at
Klamath FalW Mr. Moore iuform-
ed us that many cases were tried,
and two cattle thieves were seut to
the pen, one for ten years, the limit.
and one for eight years. Mr. Moore
expects to return to Klamuth Fall
In a couple of weeks.
Land fraud case
now on trial.
The Land Fraud trial in the U. S.
District court at Portland, Is one of
the warmest ever tried In the state.
Congressman Hermann was called
as a witness on the third day of the
trial, and U. S. District Attorney
John H. Bull stated that he would
have Senator Mitchell on the stand
before the trial closed.
The attorneys for the defense and
for the prosecution are arrayed in
legal battle most of the time and
occasionally hot words pass between
the opposing counsel. The defense
seem to rely more upon technical
ities than upon the Innocence of their,,
The jury drawn to try tbe case is
as follows: E. A. Griffin, a stock
pian, of Dufer; John B. Bridges, a
contractor, of Portland; J. L. How
ard, a stockman, of Heppner; J. L.
Barnhonse, a stockman, of Wheeler
county; G. H. Newell, of Lakevlew;
A. E. Austin, a merchant, of Wood-v
burn; A. Bloving, of Albany; J. C.
Weatherly, a farmer, of Wallowa '
county; C H. Duncan, a farmer, of
Baker countyj W. H. DUley, a con
tractor, of Benton county; 1. Mv
Foster, a farmer, of Clatsop county,
and Richard Waugh, a stockman, of
Umatilla county.1
The attorneys for the: prosecution
are John H. Hall, United States
District Attorney;. Francis J. Heney,
San Francisco, special assistant.
The attorneys for the several de
fendants are: For Horace G. Mc-KinIey--Thos.'
O'Day; for Marie
Ware C. A. Hardy and A. C. Wood
cock, of Eugene; for S. A. D. Puter
L. O. Puter, of Eureka, Cal. " ",
Briggs Benson.; ' ' ;
Miss Gall . Benson, the pppular
daughter of Judge. H,L. Benson,
was united iu marriage to Mr. N. C.
Brlggs, jr., at the residence' of her
parents at 5:30 a.'. m., Monday,' the
Judge' performed . the simple cere
mony. Only'tnembers of the family
and oue or two friends were present.
The happy couple left by private
conveyance for the railroad Imme
diately .after partaking of d sump
tuous wedding breakfast and will,
spend the winter in: HollUter, Cal.,
the borne town of Mr. Brlggs.
The bride Is the handsome and
accomplished daughter of lion, and
Mrs. H. L. Benson of Klamath.
Mr. Brlggs Is a son of N. C Brlggs,
of Uolllster, Cal.. a prominent cap
italist and" lawyer, of that city.
Tbe son t prominently Identified
with tbe Klamath Canal Company,
baa made investment In Klamatb
county lands and baa proven him
self to be a courteous gentleman.
Klamoth Falls Express;- ' -
Superintendent of Public Instruct
ion J. if. Ackerman has fixed the
dates for eight-grade final examinat
ions to be conducted in the public
schools of Oregon In 1905. The dates
areas follows: January 13,10, 20;
April 12, 13, 14; May 17, 18, 19; June 7,
8, 9. The dates fall on Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays, and are
placed at the tlmo of the year which
will accommodate the largest num
ber of schools. The Programme will
be the same at each examination, the
subjects being taken up on tha sev
eral days as follows: Wednesday
arithmetic, spelling, physiology;
Thursdays mental arithmetic, read
ing, writing, civil gceinment; Frl
1av la .""-" '''-tor' . :' :( !'.' v.