VOL. XXVII. LA REVIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 1 1, 1906. NO. 2. BELATED HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES, "Hoss" Racing Chief Amusement. WINDS UP WITH A BIG DANCE. All Manner of Conveyaucei (Jked Ily the Ulg Drowd that At tended Dance at Adel. Celebration lit tho thli-f of time, yol wo culidirate In stylo ahead of date Tbo first, itMint worthy of chronlt-lu-iug U I tit horse men wo had on X iiiiim eve, Din btako which Is known um the Plush Derby which was contented for ly live noted horses, Mr. Itenu Kcum moiiit lluxy, ridden by Win. 1. Mould er, Mr. Kepplo Harry's Gultmor, J. IL Delnjy up, Win. Lane's Hlcugi.T, rlddou liy Jo Jones, Jttf Parrlsh's Minnie Mikh, J. Lougstock up, 1 i 111 Harry' 1'IumIi, owner. Tim course was from tho corner of I ho Klfphuut refreshment rooms on Moulder street to Itooneville Junction and buck, dlrttiinco 2 mile with 4 bridge to cross each way. Je(f Par rUh was starter hikI referee, rider got mounted Mild wore their coats us tho day was exceedingly cold, tho rid lira looked rut her bulky which was caused H4 we found later on that each hud a Jug of Orange cider inside li in coat strength, over proof. Jelf dropped tho llutr, they went olf iu u litiuch with IjOllghtork in the h ud Joe lllinxed the bridge liy 2 feet lilld plunged right into lloitey Crick. Ho liodly cliimli the other hank. The water dripMd from Minnie's Hank (tit Jihi wuked lier with it stroke and shouted aloud, I thank my iod my hllill iiiut lroke. They roundel the Hint telephone polo oil the hill. Mr. ! Doy Hiid Galty slightly in tho lodu but unfor tunately Tim KulllivHii happened along with n load of hay clotto .to tho race track, ( Salty bolted toward the load of hay throwing Mr, Do Hoy with one foot caught iu tiio stirrup, (ialty drugged hiii rider over to tho hay and went to eating (not a Ht-riitch) iu the mean lime tho other whipping along with Hill Harry iu tho hiil. lint Hill hud 2 jug full of lush. Which played .John (iilpiu on pour 1'luidi, no wonder poor tieust did buck and pitch, and threw Hill on hiit head right into the ditch. Slender flow tho track which left tho riu-iiiK between Minulo and Flaxy, !y thin timo they hud rounded tho pout at Hoouevillo Junction and were on tho homo (t retch running nock anil neck when Longstook suys to Moulder, "what you t ink if ve stop and take a drink ami then renamed do race," they took a drink luid theu resumed tho race, tho finish was most exciting, they were a tio crossing tho lust bridge. When Longstock' Jug fell and got broke which lightened his weight ami Mlunio got under tho wire half n length ahead, tho hoys all cheered until tho Elephant shook and 1 think Jeir treated the cigars, next whs a foot race, 200 yards between Zuo Whit worth and William Harris, president of tho Trust, ,ao won lu a walk, after that all hands indulged lu somo ginger tea at tho Elephant Then all hands took a hand at shoot ing turkeys, one fellow named Morris shot the Load olf a turkey '200 yards olf with a pistol. Next was broncho riding, a string of 18 cowboys gallop oil up Moulder Avenue, ttiero were cattle on tho Btreet at the time. Ear uost Ulvim jumped uis uorno over a oow, Pat Marchpank jumped over two ows Claud Dixon jumpod Scummon's iriagatlug ditch, 25 ft wide. Next was the X-mua troo loaded w ith prea u Ih, there were two wire figuroa nice ly dressed, one at each sldo of tho troo, looked like young ladies repro outing angola and when tho crowd gathered into tho ball, Joe Jones ad vanced to wind on of th figures, lmt iu liiind and suid will you dance tho Hint dance with me Mian, ullouco gives consent. Everything went off do coursly, there won not a dcrnp, a few boys out iu tho horseracing dopurt ment made a few bluff tut that was all. Noxt day th peoplo of Plush hied thomselveB to Adl to attend the big dauue, every Una and rig in the livery stablo was eag4d iu an hour and some bad to go Lay wagons, iiiiim on lioriwiback, some on bicycles, dome on foot and two young fellows who had no other conveyance, hitched on to a hayrack and got there on time. All had a Jolly good tint. The eople of Adel know how to treat vis Itora, one young fellow from her went down there to eo his girl, h was glad to nee him but said there wan two of hi teeth that didn't look nice, he went forthwith to J. D. Johnnon, who la an expert at renovating to bacco masher and those teeth pull et! out. iNOW liml wk fool U til, was n't It? Two other young men were coming home from the dance, the team utarted to run away ,they took a line, each one of them tied the line to his leg to hold fawt, the horse drag ged him out of the wagon, the wheel struck him but no bones were broken ami Clarence Dixon lost hi hat. J. A. Morris the Mongr Buguch of Plush hud three clerk during X nuiM and X-mn is not over yet In Plush. Hoe you later, McCarthy Como Down. 1'. H. Jiht niKht wo had the grandest dance meet ing in Plindi your humblo servant has seen for somo time, every man and boy in the crowd conducted themselves in a m'jut de corous manner Every, maid ma tron exhibited a digluifled humility with a beautiful absence of that sigh ing forced affection and broadcast codology so fnxjuont amougnt tho vain and presumptions of our gentler sex. There was no foaming, no grunting, no, conceit, no hcudtohsiug, as is gen erally been on such occasions. There were five pieces of limbic which were splendidly oMrntcd on by Mr. and Mrs. (irlbcl, Mr. I (Suilliams, Mr. Theo. Mclecr and Mr. Jeir Morris, there were eoplo from all tho Mir rouiiding country, U-bides tho ladies, I counted IH cowboys, HI bh(cpmcn and ' white men. Floor manager Joe Jones filled that olllce to erfect ion and Wado Snyder callml the dances in a way that they would nil hear him if it wubii't their fault. The ladies, (iod IlilebS them. served lunch twice duriug the night, Turkey, chicken, cake, hnm, more cake, sardiucH, coffee, frobUd cako, potatoes, a hi more, etc., etc., Ten gallons of cold water presented by Dill Harry. Dancing wns kept up until morning, when all departed with a cheer for the New Year. McCarthy Come Down, Joint Installation. The joint Installation by the A . O. U. W. and Degree of Honor Lodges hint Thurbday evening and the Inn ipict follow ing was decidedly a most pleusing nlfair. The hall was filled to comfortable bitting room early iu tho evening and the exercises begun promptly and were conducted in manner deserving of much credit to the installing ofllcors. At tho close of the ceremonies all were ushered into the bnu'iuct hall ou tho ground floor where they faced an elaborate lunch eon fit for tho king. All seated, Rev, Bauford Huyder, a visit ing member rose and olfered thanks. This feature was a very impressive and appropriate one. An hour or two after lunch was sient in social chatting and swaplng yarns, when all departed happy and feeling better for having speut so eu joyable an eveniug. Some wero troubled with stomach trouble, especially Dr. Smith, at the banquet board, but presumably the trouble was incapacity. Herald Offlc Sold. Win Thomson, editor of the Altur a PlalndeiUer, and Miss Daisy Smith, who has been a printer la the Plain- dealer oUlco for several years, came up to Lakeview last Sunday and spent Monday looking at the plant of the doceassd Horald and figuring on buy ing it. We understaad that Miss Smith and her sister have bought the plant and will start the paper shortly. The ladles are said to be eiilolont printers and competent to conduct a paper. The Miss Smiths ar daugh ter of the well known freighter Smith, who, up to a couple of year ago, was a frequent visitor to Lake view and othor Luke county towns. The Examiner welcomes them to the field; misory loves company, you know. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Huick of Silver Luke arrived here Monday to meet their sou Clifford, who has laiou iu Sun Frtuicisco the post few mouths studying to be a cartoonist. Young Mr. Huick and Miss Grace Hall, a slater of Mrs. Uulck, arrived here sev eral duys ago from the city. Mr. and Mrs. Huiok were the guest of Dr. and Mia Hall. DEVELOPMENT Secretary Has Been Busy Writing Letters to Railroad Men for Information as Plans for Extension of Roards Another Interesting meeting of the Lake County Development League wo held at the court house last Sat urday evening. Since tbo last meet ing the secretary and the special com mittees have not been idle. They have been laying the foundation for future work, and this is what the Lea gue has Licked all along; a foundation to work on. Letters have len ad dressed to peoplo who are iu a posi tion to not only give information, put able to aid in the development of the county when tho work is prorrly un- ler headway. We understand that a meeting of the West Side Water Users Association is to Is held soon and a petition ent to tho league for united effort in brink lug results. It will bo seen by the follwing cor- "St , atifwirtiiil 'mill ii.iiniii. M)mi A . Mb . . . vJi . in. iii. 1 1 i i ii JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER WEARING HIS NEW WIG. Long on money and short on hair, John D. Rockefeller recently Invested In a new wig. which Improves his appearance not a little and makes him look twenty years younger. Mr. Rockefeller ha discovered several things of late, one of which is that chewing the food well aids in digestion. The other dis covery was given to the world recently when the Standard OU multlmlllionalr advised every one to eat cheese. "When I think of all the cheese I missed becuuse I thought It unhenlthful." he remarked, "I feel sad, for I am now fond of it 1 know it Is very healthful, and I eat it twice a day." respoudcuce that Mr. John Crawley, tratlio manager of the Nevada-California Jb Oregon Railroad, and T. F. Dunaway, Vice-President and General manager of the road, are earnest work ers for the future prospreity of Lake county. It was suggested at the League Saturday night that these gentlemen be made honorary members of the League for their boarty co-operation in tbo work of developing the county aud putting before the world such valuable matter as tends to make known tbo psaibilitiea of Lake county, Oregon, the future prospective ter minus of tho N-C-O., railroad, which connects with tho Southern Pacific railroad at Reno on its route to San Francisco from the East. Among many other letters addressed to different people, for information, is the following one addressed to the mauagera of the N-C-O. Railroad, by the Lcagno since tho December meet ing : "T. F. Dunaway, Vice-President and (ioucrul Munuger, N-G-O. Ry. Reno, Nev. Dear Sir: The Luke County Devel opment Leaguo asks the management of your road "What, if anything the people of the county can do that would insure the early commencement of work ou your road and its speedy completion to Lakeview. The League will immediately take up the work LEAGUE MEETS. of. am c you with all it might if th U believe your proposition possible of accomplishment. " mil answer to this letter the following reply was received: Reno ,Nev., Doc. 13, 1905. Mr. J. W. Maxwell, Soc., Lake County Development Ixague, Lakeview, Oregon, Dear Si: In reply to your favor of tho 5th Inst., please express to the League my thanks for the kind offer made known by you. If, ns we hope, encouraging replies as to price nndlime of delivery of rails are received, we will be ready to commence work on the extension north of Madeline, within sixty days. At this writing, I cannotjarticularize . it -imr M t t . t -4 i t ft i W2i the assistance which may be needed. After the extension is under way, our wonts in such matters as rights of way will presont themaelvea ; and, as we hope to receive the moral support of the people we are trying to reach, so we may seek tangible aid from them in such matters as rights of way. Again thanking you and the League for the kind offer of assistance, I am, Yours Very Truly, T. F. Dunaway." Iu addition to the above communi cation, Mr. Dunaway sent the follow ing letter received by him from a Mr. John O. Allen of Minneapolis, and Mr. Crawley's reply to same, which shows that both these o flic laid of the N-C-O. ar interested in Lake County. (Letter to Mr. Dunaway.) "Mr. T. P. Dunaway, Vice-Pros. Nevada, Cul. & Ore. lu R., Reno, Nev. Deur Sir: I am advised that there is a good deal of unoccupied lund tributary to your lino, and I have fig ured a good deal on looking up a suit able locatlon'iu California for a north ern colony. If your company bas any sectional mupa showing the country tributary to your line, or auy other information as to vacant lands, I would be greatly interested in receiving same. I have been engaged in the coloniza tion business here for the last 20 years. I have represented the Beaver Line Steamship Co., as General Northwest era Agent and a tnch have bandied a good deal of the domestic and fore t m m ... ign oasines. ii i could In any way err your company in this respect I shall be pleased to do a Your Truly, John O. Allen." (Mr. Crawley' answer. ) Dec. 14, 1900. "Mr. John O. Allen. Hotel Allen Building ,306 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minn. Dear Sir: To your favor of the 9th lost, addressed to Mr. T. F. Dona- way, I regret to state that we have no sectional map, showing the country through which our roads Denetratea. The Nvada-California-Orgon Railway operates to M&deline, 144 miles north of Reno; and there i every likelihood that the road will be extended next Spring, but of this I cannot state pos itively. Near to Madeline is what is known as the Madeline Plains, an im mense stretch of almost level land, it has a slight but almost imperceptible slope from the mountains to the east. The Tule Lake Land &. Irrigation Co.. contemplates irrigtsing these plain and I enclose herewith a circular which they have distributed and as sume that they will be glad to srive particulars. To my mind, that is a very desirable section : and. when ir rigated, capable of producing grain of all kinds, and when protected, ap ples .berries, and other fruits. I also enclose herewith a copy of my letter to Mr. J. W. Maxwell, Sec, Lake County Development League, Lake view, Oregon. A described in the enclosed folder, Lake County, Oregon is a very fertile country : and. possib ly, no other place west of the Rocky Mountains, has the same facilities to the home seeker, as does Lake Coun ty, Oregon. Yours Truly, J. M. Crawley. In answer to a letter addressed to S. G. Bennett of the U. S. Geolgical Survey who visitd the connty last sum mer and mode an investigation of the proposed irrigation projects on Cot tonwood and Thomas Creek and Dog Lake which letter was to learn the result of Mr. Bennett's visit here Mr. Bennett writes as follows: Mr. J. W.Maxwell Secy. Lake County Development Ass'n. Lakeview. Oregon. Dear Sir: Your letter of Dec 5th received. I have referred this letter to tho Supervising Engineer to whom the report to which you refer was muiled. If he has Bent it to Washing ton your letter will be referred to the Chief Engineer for answer. Yours respectfully S. G. Bennett Engineer. " In order to prove our oft made as sertion that many people were eagerly seeking information about Lake coun ty with a view to locating here we publish a letter received by Mayor Snelliug from a gentleman in Grants Pass: "Grants Pass Oregon. November 25th 1905. Hon. Mayor Lakeview Oregon. Dear Sir: If I could get some printed matter describing your part of the state I believe I could get 40 or 50 first-class families to come and settle there, I have many asking for this printed matter about Lake and Klamath Counties, but I have never been able to get it for them, I don't want any literature put out by some real estate firm, but some that is printed under the supervision of the couuty board or leading citizens of the section and indorsed by them, with this to send I am positive that I can get the people to come, there are no lands left in this part of the state that are suitable for bomeatead ing and home makers is what Oregon most nads, please see that I get this aa soon as possible if it is to be bad. Yours Respectfully, P. H. Brigga." Burglars broke into H. Pcgnello's store at Cedaryille lust week and rob bed tho money till of f'200. Entrance was elfected by breaking out a sash in a rear window. A few knives, raz ors and other small articles were plac ed in a sack but for some reason the robbers did not take theae articles. The tools used iu breaking in the store and opening the till were stolen from a blacksmith shop and left in the store, which were identified by the owner of the shop. TAXES REDUCED NEARLY HALF, Reduction in Valuation of Sheep and Cattle ONLY 16 mil UYY THIS YEAR. With the Three Hundred Dollar Exemption Some Will Pay Less than One-Half. A reduction of over 11 mills in taxes thi year over last year I a matter of considerable importance to the tax payer of the county. Many of tbe taxpayers will pay less than one-half tbe taxes they paid lost year, on ac count of the $500 exemption and tbo reduction in the general levy,. Lest year the levy was a little over 27 mill and this year it will be only 16 mills. Lake county is out of debt and th lowest possible tax levy is imposed upon the taxpayer of the county. I or the apportionment of the levy read the proceedings of the county Court published in this issue. Tbe householder whose property was valued at f 1000 last year, paid 127.10 taxes. This year be will pay. on tbe same valuation, only 111.20. There is still another item to be tak en into consideration. Wbile there has been a reduction in tho aggregate taxable property on account of the re duction in the valuation of cattle and sheep, the former having been reduc ed from $15 per head to $10 per head and the latter from $2 to $1.50. The taxpayers of the town of Lake- view are leas fortunate , however, than those of other sections of the county, for the town levy is increasing over that of last year by two mills, being nine mills this year. The town ought to get out of debt before long at that rate of taxation it would seem. Will Miss AJUtroi. V. L. Snelling, who returned from San Francisco last Saturday, states that tbe N-C-O. railroad is mokintr every preparation for extending north from Madeline 50 miles. He thinks the road will miss Alturas by about four or five milea. Fifty miles of road would bring the iron horse somewhere in the vicinity of Davis Creek, about 38 miles from Lakeview. In all probability when the N-C-O. is extended to within 35 or 40 miles of Lakeview the company will see the advantage in bringing the road to this place at least, as the ground is level for thet distance south from here and the expense of building would be very small, and if even Lakeview was made a northern terminus all the vast trade from the Silver Lake country could doubtless be secured, which now goes to Shaniko. Tbe wagon road from Lakeview to the northern end of the county is almost level and dry at all times of the year, thus permitting heavy freighting at all times. The trade of Silver Lake is worth looking after, as it la increasing every year. Not DiptherU. Health officer Dr. Stile, was called to Davis Creek early in the week to investigate several suspicious cases of sore throat He found upon his arriv al a numper of cases and upon exam ination pronounced the disease tonsi- litis. He informed us those affected were taken suddenly ill, tbe throat be came swollen, but after about four days they were entirely recovered. He says, however, the disease is con tagious, and to guard against danger, had the patients placed under quaran tine and the schools dismissed. lie ports also reach us that there is a case of diptheria at New Pine Creek, but Dr. Stile is of the opinion it is the same as at Davis Creek. Alt uras Plaiudealer. At the progressive whist party give by Mrs. C. O. Metzker, last Saturday afternoon, Miss Pearl Hall won first prize and Mrs. Jonas Norin the "con solation. " Thoae present wero Mrs. P. M. Miller, Mrs. W. M. Harvey, Mrs. W. R. Boyd, Mrs. Harry Bailey, Mrs. Lee Ik all, Mrs. Vm. Harvey, Mrs. V. L. Snelling, Mrs. W. U. Shirk, Mrs. Jonas Norin, 'Mrs. Chaa. Umbach, Mrs. J. N. Watson, Mis Hall, Miss Snelling, Mias Grace Hall, Mlaa May Snider.