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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (March 2, 1905)
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LAKKVIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCil 2, 1905.
BE FIRST THOUGHT
The Possibilities That Lie Within Easy Reach
Of Our People, Only an Effort Re-
to Secure Them.
DIKM.I tin 1ITS1 a.inmi ii n
Luke County Development
league should Ih to take
Ifjw t Insure a speedy adoption of
.eiiiii to liiHinv u thorough In venti
lation of possibilities or urination
.farld IkimIh wlLliln reach of water
torwl from tin- above named
No prettier or more fertile body of
undcivn t? found In tin' arid area of
lib, or liny other county. Much of
t In already In cultivation, and the
rope produced ou It In It semi-arid
rate prow It fertility and value.
There sw P"rlini one. nundreff
liouMtid wren of this land, the
kuitern margin of It approaching
lie wry borders of our town. If It
Verc In a condition of full produc
ible by Irrigation, It In capable
Ktruggllng for u competent and sat
isfactory living on Home of these
lands should make figures and es
timates of their present Incomes, and
compare the reHiilt with what they
know would be possible under Irri
gation; we think they would all soon
In memlKTH of our Lake County De
velopment I'ngue, earnestly work
ing for Irrigation of thlH land by the
government. The irrigation of thin
land would truly transform a desert
Into a garden. Lake county needs
the two thousand eople It won Id
add to our population.
Good, progreslve citizen), arc the
most .valuable assets of any com
munity. A chunce for lands upon
which they can certainly make a
comfortable living Is the strongest
Inducement that can lie offered them
M yielding more marketable value come, and It has never failed to
n crops than all of (juusc Lake val-, bring them.
v now does. I Lttke countv u,wv ,,v Insistent
On this hind, when irrigated, is I"slng 1' the attention of the
4. I.,, f. tikutlttltt- Slf lf
hmple room for homes for two or Buvrul"1 "lc,",l"m-' v" "'b
hive tbousuu.1 more ,s-ople than tlon here, have Its population mum
rcnowuult; support for twenty , P I M three or four tunes In ten years
fliuuwuid mure cattle than, are now or less.
Its possibilities for the A rallrond hi near enough to us on
of apples a iv lieyond the 8outh to attract considerable
trade from Lakevlew. Klamath
Falls and l'rlneville liaveeaeh reason
able expectations of railroads soon,
from apples alone would reach totals and must attract quite a volume .of,
nlidievtml.lv now. An orchard of business which Lake county busl-
've hundred trees Is very small, ness men Should do. Vt eeaneeruim-
wcta of these trees should yield teu ly do something to aid In bringing
fxw of giM'i commercial apples. of about such conditions here as win
lie Bellflower varletv, at ten years be sufficient to Induce some one of
j'atfe. This we have liceu toli by these roads to hasten here. This
experienced apple-grower of the, work requires nethlng but energy,
imptitiitinii. M'lth a railroad to
itki'View, mid this land divided up
j"to Hinall fruit farm, the Income
iinty. These npples would now
"tog f2Xo per box In Kan Frauclsco.
"npute the income from five uun-
little orchards like this, aud get
iimoiie-hulf, or even one-fourth of
lk'hlua surprise; and yet water
fwthtalttud will make It possible
I'm; world hus never been supplied
. J1th Spills... ''!e ,.,,i,. on.
business men have only to reflect ft
little on what would be the effect
upon the volume of their Bales, If
there were two thousand people
added to the population between
Uukevlew and Drews (lap, to realize
the value to th.mi Irrigation of the
land lying west of us.
A Little Previous.
It puts a fellow In rather a tight
place when he reports a party 'or
meeting, especially one whose guests
are of the fair sex, and one that did
not take place. It Is a difficult mat
ter to explain Just how It came
about, and generally the blunder is
laid to the "devil." Iist week there
oceured an Item In The Examiner tell
ing of a whist party on Washing
ton's birthday, at the home of Mrs.
Whltworth. It turned out that the
party was not given till Saturday.
Xo man would dare to tell a lie on
Washington's birthday, and we have
failed to induce any cl our force to
stand responsible for the item, con
sequently, we presume that the in
habitants of Mrs. Whit worth's home
were simply practicing on that day i
for the coming event. Now, say,
Mrs. Whltworth, Is It not afact that 1
some one did play a little whist
sometime during that day? Ac
knowledge. Anyway, there were about twenty
gathered at that place pn Saturday
afternoon aud played progressive
whist and had the best time of their
lives. A German Luncu was served
about 4 o'clock, which was voted as
elegant as it was novel. ,.
Oold Found atQuaitz ValleyS
Some very good ore has been found
at Quartx valley. George Ay res; the
assuror made a test of the rock and
In nearly every Instance he found
free gold. We did not learn the
amount to the ton but it Is said to
tie good. Ayres also assayed some
rock from Willow llanch and some
.-'''There is known to be an Immense
lied of gold-bearing ore In the vicin
ity of Paisley, aud it Is believed that
It will bo found to carry sufficient
free gold to make Lake county a rich
mining district, A few good mines
along with Lake county's other nat
ural resources would add materially
to Its future and would be the means
of bringing 1 to our county a good
class of citizens to locate on' our rich
lands to produce the necessaries of
life for 'those who were digging for
Library Association (kro-nnied
'"wt Saturday evening a goodly
,lllllf of those interested in the
W'lWiawntof a public library In
lkt!riew met at the court house at
8 O'clock. The meetlnir wiuicalled
order by Mrs. W. II. Shirk, chatr
n of the temporary onrantxatlon.
object of the meeting was stated
"d few remarks from Mrs. J. E.
"rlnPUt the udvaneod moveuiout
''"ot for n permanent orgaulssa-
mmili.utlon of permanent o(H-
were muiouueud in order and
' officer Wis,.,.,.t,.,i I,,, luv.laiiia-
coi"ildera!,i. h..,,, (.(1I1M111,i
'election oli.rti - .... ...,.!
M,tol Committees uml u ,lw.el4Hury
luarios. Many valuable re
r were made by those present
aguod point, and the eu
meHng was oiili vened by tiecn-"Wlests.
w as elected
8l,a whs1 then placed lu'noui
succeed herself as secro
The other otlicers and committec
men are iw follows:
Mrs. iliuer Itluehart president,
Mrs. Win. H- shl,'k vioe-presldeut,
Miss Jessie Sands Secretary, Mrs. A.
lllober asslstaut Secretary, Mrs. J. N
WaUou Treasurer, Board of trus
tets J. II Wllllts. A. Bieber, E. E.
Itluehart, Mrs. JouasNorlu, Mrs. Sol
Chandler. Mrs. W. V. Heryford, Mrs.
CommltU-e on Constitution aud
Dy-laws, Win. Wagner, Mrs. C. O.
MeUker, J. N. Watsou.
It was decided that the committee
of solicitors should further pursue
tin- work of securing funds with
which to establish the library and
purchase books.' At the time of the
meeting f-M had U-eu fecured and
since that time no more has boon
ud.ufd to the subscriptlou list.
There Is no doubt but that the
public library will bo a success. Its
-establishment upon sure-footed
plans and with the ladies of Lake
view behind the move there is no
such thing a- failure. Kvoryono
1 should give the library a lift. It
good thlug. keep it going.
pubticPHde. - WHAT SHALL
Every citizen who Is possessed of
such character as gives promise of -WE DO FIRST
su.ccss In his chosen life-work. Is
found striving for that which Is the rt-i
best. He is not content with a ram-1 There Are Many Things
shackle barn because his horse will ! Worthy of County's
"vein it. ' , Consideration
He will not buy an unsightly prop- j .
erty, nor keep It when he has It. j 'n,e fact that we refer to many
He will have his property as good i subjects In advocating Improvements
as he can afford, and his surround-j Gf a public character, must not be
ings comfortable, convenient, equal taken to mean that we regard thetn
to the best if possible, and always J au a8 eqnally urgent, though all of
every good thing, as good as he can them are Important. We regard the
have it. matter of irrigation by the govern-
There ore certain things the public ; Im.nt as superceding all others, and
must provide, for" the wellfare of ' would urge It as a first duty, to take
each, and all, members of society: up tna question, seek Information
and euch individual is benefitted, or upon it, and try to Insure If possible, v
Injured, as these public works exist , nt as early a date as possible, the
or do not exist: or, ns they are snffl- j irrigation of every body of arid land
dent or Insufficient. in Lake county. This we are clearly
A county shows Its pride, or want J entitled to if there is money enough
of pride, as plainly when it allows- belonging to the State of Oregon lor
its highways to lie aknost an lm- I that purpose. Other counties are
passable muck, ns a farmer does evidently active In trying to expedite
who wades through manure half leg I nch work within their borders.
Soon we may be told the funds have
been set aside for work elsewhere,
and that we must wait an Indefinite
deep in his barn yard.
New Court House.
Along with Irrigation projects we i
bellew the Development League t,me ' -
should consider the matter of a! To prepare for the Irrigation of the
courthouse. The building we have ! ,our ,are bodies of arid land In the
Is entirely insufficient for the needs cuuty wou,d. ,ead to t,,e "Pendi
of the county. There is not a coun- ture of ,,ot leB8 tnan 4,000,O00, most
Saturday afternoon Mrs. Henry
Whltworth aud Miss Sands enter
tained a number of their friends at a
"Kaffoe K latsch." Progressive whist
was played during the afternoon.
Mrs. Win. Masslngill carried off the
first prUe and Mrs. Oscar Metzker
the cousolatlou. Dainty refresh
ments were served at tete e tete
Those present were: Madames, J.
N Watson, Wm. Masslngill, Charfts
Sherlock, Scott, Oscar MeUker, J.
Dewey, F. M. Miller, S. Chandler, A.
J. Nellon, Jonas Norln, Guy Bowman
Hawy Bailey, Eldoa Brattaln, Lee
Beall, W. R.Steele, Leslie Vandepool,
Wm. Shirk, Dolly Withers, J..Lane
and Miss Grace Hall.
ty in the state that has not a better
court houee. The building is old,
There Is no ofllee for the Assessor,
County School Superintendent, nor
County Court room. There is no
Grand Jury room, nor room to
which a trial Jury may retire for
deliberation upon a verdict, and the
room In which the court sits is
much too small to seat the people
who often assemble there. These
are the reasons why a new court
bouse should be built, aud there is
not one, that we can see, why we
should not now begin to get ready
Is Thi True?
District Attorney Jerome, of New
York City is represented to have said
there Is not a street ou which cars
are ruu that pick-pockets are not
operating uuder a dlstluct contract
with central ottlce detectives.
He further declares that "H tue
Mjople knew the truth about the
bulk of the higher police officials,
they would follow the example pf
'iiforiila vigilance committees, take
the law into their own bauds and I
This Is terrible language, for a man
of mild temper, aud of the legal
habit of thought aud expression.
The high school at Alturas was
conducted one year at a cost of $2
441, Including expenses of furniture
The special levy of taxes was .13
on the hundred dollars, on a total
taxable property valued at f 2,011,430
which yielded 2,(U7.
Jf Lake County with 2.080.000 tax
able property fchotild levy Zr cn the
hundred dollars, we should derive
4,100. With this sum we could rent
and furnish a building, have a'hlgh
school for one year with all expenses
paid, and have about sixteen hun
dred dollars left each year.
Continuing this levy of .20 on the
hundred dollars lor three years, we
should have a surplus building fund
of lour thousand eight hundred dol
lars. With this sum we could build
a house sufficient for the needs of a
Lake County high school lor many
All the truly progressive states
have adopted a system of state aid
to the construction of permanent
highways. State aid has in all the
states been most liberally extended
to those counties which have shown
most eullgbteued soul in the building
ol gjod roads at local expee.
State aid must come lu Oregon.
Even national aid Is now regarded
as not far remote.
When these helps are offered, those
loculltles which have done nothing,
through lndiffereuce to the matter,
are certalu not to receive as liberal
treatment as those which have
showa their appreciation of good
roads by building some. ,
of which would be paid to our own
people for supplies, merchandise and
It is not unreasonable to suppose
that we can do something to hasten
the - commencement of this work,
which is not to cost us money, but
to lie the means of disbursing a large
sum among us.
It is not unreasonable to believe
that those localities which show a
desire to have irrigation work done,
wll belikely to receive attention be
fore one in which the people are In
different or Inactive..
H e are doing practically nothing
for the general wellfare, In the way
ol permanent, public Improvement.
Our people are prosperous, and we
believe the duty to provide lor pub
lic needs and comfort 1b as binding
as private obligation. Many public
wants are appealing to us. Which
one shall we take up? Many citi
zens would not have our courthouse
as a barn. There Is not a mile of
permanent, good road In the county.
our children txio ulug abroad 'of
educational advantages that ought
to be supplied at home. To see
either oue of these receiving the at
tention it demands Is all we ask.
We hope our league, when organ
ized, will see that irrigation Is the
only hope we have of additions to
our population, and that a growing
population ol thrifty larmers Would
be the greatest accession ol perma
nent wealth that could come to us,
That to Irrigate our arid lands
would be like adding to our county
three great, new valleys, making our
wealth and population at once lour
times what they now are. JKe ex
pect our league to, cause sme public
betterment work to be taken up,
Any one of a uumlier that are
igns of Prosperity.
Orders continue to accumulate at
the Iron mills, the works all being
taxed to their utmost Capacity.
Advances lu prices have been es
tablished la every Hue ol iron goods,
all of which unmistakably Indicates
u prosperous condition in business
throughout the Country,