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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 22, 1906)
! N UM.) i ho county a plntwiu - l'fn'" sIh-I'.sIx saloons, one brew
1 roiiKhlvt-stlmnted a embracing! wo ;v. variety two tiotcls,
thon-mud five hundred square miles thre-rating hot,., two livery and
In area, which Is called tlu- "IHwrt," . "tables, one -Jn factory, one
! till I- a misnomer. It Is -Imply u ' Woyclo nTnlr shop, two blark-smltl,
A Description Of Lake K.Vcl plain covered It h snrebruh 11. two wagon shop, one barber
Future ""ve grass, but not a river or ' -""'i' ""'.M-.n-m.
... . . . ' ...... fniviiltttm etuis mill f.llll tr..li..tnl
' stream of any kind running tnrougn . "" -
tint we tloudt It.
Cora U crown liotv, nml nearly
every farmer ami small gardener
raises enough for roast lug-cars, and
lit some few favored localities, whore
the soil I warm, and more protected
by liclng In sheltered nooks, there Is
omo raised for market, but nn a
It, nevertheless, herders and viv merchandise stores that carry from j mwra tliln. It In not a success, bo
In nnsworto thehundnds of letters
received at this t.ftiee from people all
over the I'nlted State concerning
Lake county, ve have decided to
give the following facta. They come
as near answering the questions a
any Information we could give.
The principal town of the county,
we will briefly mention an being.
Lakeview, the county sent, New
Tine Creek, at the Oregon and Cali
fornia state line, Tninley In the Che-1
wnucnn valley on the Chewauean
liver, Silver Lake, In the northern
part of the county. Plush, In North
ll'arner and Adel In South U'arner.
There are 5,130,2-10 acres of
land, classified a follows: Agricul
tural and alfalfa land, 1.12!),647acres;
timber laud, 1.121.3.V) acres and graz
ing land, 2.S7G.240 acres, of this
700,000 acres Is unsurveyed, l.SOl,.")
ecres In reserves, l,64(l,2!Kt acres sur
veyed and open to entry and locat
ion, and 921,457 acres entered, show
ing it to be a email empire in area, of
which there baa Ihhh only a small
fraction over 18 per cent of It taken
Its altitude varies from 3500 toiWW
feet. The valley lands of lake Coun
ty are unsurpassed in fertility and
productivness, and grow large crops
of wheat, oats, barley, rye, alfalfa
and meadow grasses, while apples,
peaches, pears, cherries, plums, apri
cots and the small fruits are pro
duced in great abundance.
There Is at the present time about
"300,000 sheep, 77,000 cattle and 30,000
head of horses and mules. Its in
come for live stock, for this year a
Joce, has been more than $300.00 per
capita. Her merchants import
goods annually from San Franseisco
amounting to more than 5,000,000
pounds and her export of wool, a
lone is about 2,500,000 pounds.
Taxes: For the purpose of assess
ment, all property is listed and as
sessed by the assessor, at about oue
fourth of Its cash value, ''aVl upon
this assessed valuation, the tax rate
for all purposes is sixteen mills.
The great interest shown bv onr
people in Public Schools, is manifest
by the fact that a sum equal to
about twelve dollars per capita, is
et aside each year by the County for
School purposes, for every pupil in
the County between the ages of four
and twenty years.
October 1, 1905, the County was
out of debt, and had a surplus of $19,
567.90 in the treasury.
The assessment roll for 1905 will
ehow the lowest tax levy inconipari
Bou to the assessed value of any
count j- in the state of Oregon.
iLake county Is pre-eminently a
'stock raising county. Stock raising
wool growing being theprfncipal in
dustries, and has yielded the great
est gain, with less labor than any
queros will tell you that there are
more water holes to be found on It
than people renllxe. and that many
of them have dug for and found
water in ninny places from four to
six foetlielow thesnrface. As for dry,
barren sandwnstes, they are few and
small In area, and generally sjeak.
ing. the soil Is a rich, alluvial earth,
which produces excellent pasturage,
17000.00 to 100,000.00 of a stock the
The IT. S. Iand Otllco Is located
here. Five years since, the business
portion of the town was In ashes
now the same district Is nil built In
brick stores, valued at from f.VttiO.OO
to f30.000.00 ier building. Our school
facilities wo are proud of, cs.eclnlly
In Uikevlew, we have a graded
making, in fact the sttckgrowers scnooi mat employes six readier
winter paradise. Isxame less snow I nd has an attendance of 300 pupils
falls there and stock winters lietter
than they do In the valleys. Yet we
do not advise the homeseeker to go
there yet It Is to far out, the Isola
tion would le too great. Neverthe
less, we realize that the time Is not
far distant when this same semi-arid
locality will Is made to blossom as
the rose, for It affords the most mng
n trident fields on this side the moun
tains for innumerable colonization
schemes if properly equipped. I will
say in connection with this subject I
will lie glad to correspond with col
ony promoters, and flatter myself 1
enn give them much desirable Infor
mation on the feasibility of develop
ing the possibilities referred to In
this line, aud I will le glad of an op
portunity to co-operate with them.
There Is yet some good vacnut tim
ber lands which is being rapidly
taken up There is also, some less
desirable scattering tracts that may
not be taken up for years.
Our nearest shipping poiut is Mad
eline, the terminus of the Nevada-California-Oregon
five miles distant, consequently when
our farmers or other producers have
a surplus, the home dtmand ts the
only market, as it does not pay to
haul ninety five miles bv wagon
trains at from ct. to 1 ct. per
pound, hence it Is that our farmers
do not attempt any great out-put,
and the industry is neglected to that
extent, that we sometimes pay ex
orbitant prices for many farm pro-
bluets, as instanced this spring when
wheat eold readily for 2 cts. per
pound, cracked barley 1 cts. per
pound and potatoes 4 cts. per pound.
Even now we are paying 2 cts. per
pound for apples, and the past sea
son we paid 6 cts. per pound for
peaches, 3 cts. for cherries, 3 cts. for
pears, 2 cts. for prunes, 2 cts. for
plum s, 20 cts. per gallon for currents,
GO cts. per gallon for straw lierries, 50
cts. r,er gallon for raspberries, 1) cts.
per pound for crab apples. 3 cts. per
pound for peas, 2 cts. per pound for
carrots, 1,'2' cts. per pound for beets,
4 cts. per pound for onions, 3 cts. per
pound for tomatoes, 15 cts. per dozen
for roasting ears, 15 cts. per dozen
for cucumbers, from 10 cts, to 50 cts.
each for mellons. 2 cts. per pound for
potatoes, 2 cts. per pound for squash,
3 cts. per pound for cabbage, 1 cts.
per pound for wheat, ?1.35 per 100
nine mouths In the year.
During the winter considerable
snow falls, In the mountains from 2
to (1 feet deep, but In the valleys
from 2 to 12 Inches deep. Hut It docs
not as a general thing lay but a
short time In the valleys; some win
ters sleighs are not to le soon In the
streets. Our altitude Is 425feet by
official survey. The average rain
fall Is from ten to fifteen Inches. The
maximum temperature Is about 59
fr. and the mean about 33.
Wages: Herdersft'J to$40 per month.
buccaroos f 10 to t" per month
wood choppers 2 to 2.r0 per day,
day laborers about f 2 per day, bar
tenders about $75 per month, enrpon- j
ters f l.20 per day, clerks $10 to $75 I
ier month, brick layers $5 per day,
stone masons $4 er day,, tenders
$2.50 to $3 Hr day, teachers $40 to
$110 per mouth, painters $ to $3.50
lIonsKs: Weighing from 1200 to I,
500 pounds, well broke, sell from $75
to $150 each. Those weighing from
1000 to 1200 pounds, broke team or
farm horses, will sell from $10 to $50
each, and range or unbroken horses
sell from $5 to $.'50 per head.
Cattle: In small mixed bundles
will average about $14 per head for
everything marked and branded.
Mii.k Cows: Selected, will bring
from $35 to $50 per head.
.Sheep: When brought from the
desert In April and May to lamb and
lie sheared, will sell we conjecture, for
about $2.20 to $3 per head Sifter
Li'mbeb: Delivered In Lakeview,
$15 per M. for rough; dressed, $1S to
$2S per M.; 4-Inch flooring, $35 per M.;
shingles, $4 per M.
Bleu k: Sell at $10 per M.. aud are
generally furnished and laid at $15
per M., other material, such as lime
and sand lieing furnished the mason.
Lime: Costs 1j to 2 cents per
Stone CoAi.:-None found near here.
Chakcoai.: Costs 20 cts per bushel
cause of our cool nights.
I'ntll recently our farmers did not
realize that these sagebrush lands
would raise alfalfa without Irriga
tion, and just now It seems to lie the
ambition of all our farmers to put In
all the alfalfa they can. Heretofore,
all land that showed alkali on the
surface, was shunned by the farmer
as plague spots fit for nothing.
But experience has proven that such
lands are not only well adapted to
the growing of sugar Invts, but that
continuous crops of Isn't grown will
absorb and render minatory or lornTnm. .. .......
Oi rilKI. IIIMMTOIIY.
rrnlilnlil lliiMKliirn HiMinrvClt
Vlrc-ITr.l-IPlit ( Y. Knlrl.aiili
c'retii7 of Sidle I lllm Knot
di'i'lrjr nf Trt-Kmirjr Lcullit M.HImW
Swrt'lurjF or Wr W in, II. Tlt
Attorney (loner! Win, II. M.io.ly
l'lilltiler lenerl (leu, II. ('iirli'l)OII
Swroturyol Nnvjr 'Iim, J. H.niH.mlo
'erelnry Interior K, A. Illtelienck
Swrelnrjr of AKrleiilturn Jmn. W llann
Seerelnrjr of ( innnieri V. r. Mod l(
Chief Jinlli'e MelvlilxW, fuller
Venation Warner, tl, K. reunion 'niiinllonir
W, H, KlelmriW l s. I.nml ('iinimllnner
Governor lp. K, Clmmlierlaln
Soirin Juilvr K. A. Monro
Hm relarr of Slate t, I, lnnil.ar
Trvaaurrr I K, .Moor
Bnfor You Purohata Any Otlmr Writs
THt r.W HOMt ItWINQ MACHINI COMPANY
Many Sowing MaohlnM art tnaiatstnll nvnr !
lAtof quality, but In "New 1 1 unto "It nml
.6 ur. Our yuaraiily rwvar rum out.
Wanutk SxoinK Mir.hlnot to lull all e"Md.:lnn
5f lha trudo. Tha r w Home t and at tti
iini 1 of nil lliilli-itrnilrtami:; wli nacluna
Nuttl ty nut tiorlanl ilcalrrt unly.
The ?I0' ri.ima tcwin Mwchiiie Co.
rather, absorb and dissipate the l-
kall In the soil more effectually than
running water or any compost yet
known will. Not only that; Itts said
that this alkaline condition enhances
the sacharitie (pialltv of the loot nm
nothing else will. This being a fact,
It requires no stretch of the Imagina
tion to exptn-t the building up of a
great Industry In this line In the near
We do not claim this to lie the
Sarden of Kden, but we do claim It
Is productive, and a remarkably
healthy country. Chills and fever are
unknown, we experience neither ex
cessive heat or cold, and you can
only know by exxrlence what healh
ful and Invigorating breor.es fan this
ozouc-ladcned mountain land, mak
ing it a haven of bliss to all those suf-1
feriug from that fell ailment, asthma.
We drink the purest, coldest and liest !
water that ever refreshed man, or
helped him wash down the petty dis
appoint meats f his every day life.
We have no cyclones, no frightful
and devastating thunder storms, or
epidemics of Cholera, Yellow fever,
etc. We have clienp lands, an abun
dance of water for irrigable purposes
when properly stored and redistribu
ted as our Iake County Heveloi
pient league is now making an ef
fort to have done. We have fine for
ests of pine and fir tlmU-r. It may
be well to explain litre that our lakes
and rivers ro not nklrted with tim
ber as many would suppose, for on
tlie hills mitt mountains only does It
grow. We have gotsl mall arid tele
graph facilities, we have Innumerable
hot springs, we have salt mines, gol
mines, Ikii-mx and nitre- delimits. We
have a p-.pulation tA about 3IHI0 and
we have rjom for many more, bet
with all the advantages that are J-
tainable here,, it is no place for the1
loan r, or those who aro poverty
stricken when they arrive here ami
muft live from hand to mouth until
Ollico at the Mercantile Company's
Store Lakeview, Oregon.
Clood Stock . . ' - Easy Coachrt
Daily from Itkeviuw to My, connect
lng witli Iily StKe to the railroad.
Snpt, I'utilla liimruetloti.
Iialry ami FimM (Sun
I'. S. Setiatori
,.A. M. I'm font
J, II . Arkerman
...J. H. Wiltne
... 1, W. Hall
iuUn M, tlrarln
1 , W. K'lllon
11 1 1 tt -r llerinaii
1, N. llllamxiii
hiith Ji i(ii. t.irratiT.
JihIrk II. I.. Hcinoti
Joint Senator John A. tayeork
U.K. I., Htelner
J John S, hliook
the Bly Hotel,
E. CASEBEER, - - Proprietor
Northern Stage Line.
A. W. BRYAN, Proprietor.
Leaves Lakeview at 0 a. in.
every day but Huntlay.
JU'turning, leaves Paisley
at C :30 a. m. every day but
PuMiigari' arc $j. r Hottnd trip
OFFICE-Her uol.ti it Wtotlitia'i, Ukavlaw
W, J. Mount
f s. i.aM) orricR.
J. N. Walwin .Ieulter
('. I'. Slil.ler Iteeelvcr
LKK OU NTT.
JmU II. Daly
Clerk A. W. Manhti
Sheriff K. K. Klneharl
Treaanrer f. O. Alilnlront
iienr , W. I. Weal
Sehool Stipt J. I). Wllllla
Surveyor C. K. Moora
-.ml-l.r. j VOT;.
HiiK'k InatHH'tor J. K. Clarkwin
TOWN OK I.AKKVIKW.
V. I.. Suelllng Mayor
V. r, Malloy I ('otinellinen
J. w. Tucker
W. II. Sulil. r Ilernnler
A. Itleln r . - Treanurtr
Lakeview Cigar Factory .
A. Stdiikma.i, Irop.
Maker of '
COUNTRY ORDKKS SOLICITED
Givr- oh trial. More In the brick
buiWimt next door to 1'ost A King sa
loon, Lakeview, Oregon.
TIMHKH I.AI trril K
United Stall fjind Ofnre lakeview,
OreKnii, Nov. 15, H),"i, Nolut in heruby
given that in compliance w lib the pro
visions of the Art of June It, H7t( .n.
i titleil "An act for the rale of timlxir
J Inn-Iain the State of Californiit, Oregon,
evala an. I afliliitnii territory, as
extended to all the Public ljind State
by a t of August 4, 7hC, Horaen K.
Iliinlup, of lakeview, county of Ijike,
Mate of (Iri'tf'in, has thin day liled In
this olliei hi" riworn ateinent No.
for tl.e purrhaac of the KWj of m-e. No.
17 in townahip No. 37 S., ratine No. ID
Kant, w .m.,aiul will offer prtwif to ahow
that the land sought Is more valuable
for ils timber or stone than for agricul
tural tirpmtf, and to enluMixli hiaelaitn
to aid land belore KegiHter ami lvt'eiv
er at Lakeview, Oregon, on Krilay, the
lilh day of January, liiotl. lie iiHinr
w. It. Ilernard, w. A. Mitsoingill, (loo.
Lynch, Win. MeCulley, all of I-ukeviow,
Any and all ptrson rluiiniiiK adverse
ly the altovftMlfst'riltfd lamia are re
quested tojilo tluir t-laiui in this office
on or before aaiil L'Hth day of Jan. I'JiHi.
47 i J. N. WaUon, UeKixUr.
Mitn. 11. M. (iALLAfiiiKii, Proprietor.
other industry. Generally speaknig t pounds for rolled barley, 2 cts. ier
this is a broken, hilly country, yet
not mountainous in the full sense of
the word; in slmrt, its name "Lake
'Couuty," expresses fully what it i.
lis many lake?, rivers and creeks,
abound in li s h ; a n d t h e s e
name lakes, rivers ami creeks nearly
all have valleys and bottom lands
bordering them, the soil of which Is
In most cases a rich alluvial loam,
and Is very productive. This class
of laud does not require irrigation.
Bordering on these valleys, Is an up
f.naM or rolling sage-brush country,
wbk'h Is lu many instances quite
JieveJ or miles, and Is reputed to be
our most productive soil when so
situated that It can be Irrigated.
.Much of this class of land is yet un
claimed, and can be procured at
government price, or else taken up
uuder the Desert Land Act. School
land, there Is none vacant that Is
really desirable. As to what Is
deemed today real desirable farm
iaiiO, especially near the town, being
Vacant, there is none. But, un
improved farm lands can be bought
from $3 to $12 per ace, while the Im
proved will cost from 7 to $100 ier
Ware, the quality of soil, Improve
ments, nearness to town, timber and
water advantages govern the price.
Outlying these lands Is the hill, (or
as the Eastern people express It)
niountaiuouscountry.on which snow
falla from one to three feet during
the winter, and when dissipated by
the warm weather.affords the natural
Irrigation for the lower lands which
afford eplendld pasturage for the
vast herds of stock that feed In the
valleys until the snow Is off of the
Rents:' A two-room unfurnished j they mature a crop but we do know
dwelling that will sell from $100 to ( that we con say to the man of small
700, rents from four to sis dollars ( means, the man of wealth and the
ht month, and a house of four to j traluy man, the ioau fertile Ineipe
nlne looms that will sell from t00 to jient and resources, we want you
1:W), rents from f H to fir per month, here and ean assiwe you that your
PkEi.i;iot.H Denominations: Are the . mentality will find wide scope and no
Methodist. Baptist and Chrlstain. where ouea
pound for oats, 2 cts.per pound for
rye, 2.G0 per 10U pounds for flour, 1
ct, per pound for bran, fJOper ton for
hay, from $4 to $5 er cord for wood.
Poultry doe well here, yet we pay
from 15 cts. to 50 cts. jer dozen for
eggs. Grown chickens sell for $:j to
0 per dozen, and broilers from $3 to
3.90 per dozen. Butter is 20 cts. and
25 cts. per pound the year round.
Notwithstanding the productive
ness of the soil, the favorable clim
atic conditions, and the large acre
age our farmers could utilize, we know
to a certainty that these prices will
obtain until the next season's crop
comes in. Yet with these prices In
evidence, our farmers and gardeners
tell us it does not pay to farm too
far from market or too far from rail
Thank fortune that plea will soon
be ended, for three rail-ways are tren
ding this way and we can pretty
positively assert that we will
have a rail-road from the south In
less than two years. Lakeview, the
county seat has a population of 800.
It has an electric light, and water
system, and is without doubt the
llvest and best business town of Its
size in the state. 1
It has two banks; the Bank of Lake
view, and the First National Bank,
with Deposits above $530,000, and a
Capital Stock and Surplus fully paid
of f220,000, making their total assetts
about of a million dollars. One
Jewelry store, one Bhoe store, one
Ladies Outfitting store, two church
es, two drug stores, one hardware
store, one news-paper, one tin shop,
one agricultural and Impliment store,
one planing mill, two saddle and
rhe first owns its church and parson
age valued at f200O, the second owns
a church and parsonage valued at
f2.-fi0. The Christain occupies the
other churches almost at their own
The coming season we have reason
to know Catholic Chnrch will btr
Clc iis: The Athletic, Base Ball,
and Dance Club.
Bam: Brass and String.
A Public Library and reading room
and the W. C. T. L, Lttdies Aid So
ciety etc., et.
Ma lama: We do not know tf a
Miasma Infected locality In the county
Fkitts: Successfully grown here
are apples, pears, plums, quinces,
prunes, cherries and peaches.
Bkkuiks: Strawberries, black
berries, gooseberries, raspberries aud
currants, dew berries logan ttc.
Vkoetadlks: Potatoes, onions,
cabbage, carrots, parsnips, beets,
squash, puupklns,cucumbrs, melons,
leans, radishes, rhubarb, celery, In
short, nearly everything that can be
grown In a sub-troplcftl climate To
matoes are grown lu abundance In
favored spots where they are not
subjected to our early and late frosts.
YiKi.1 Of Ckoi'h.. Wheat, from 20
to Wl bushels per acre. Barley; from
40 to 90; Oats, from 20 to 100; Bye,
from 0 to 25, and as for potatoes,
beets, cabbage, rutabagas, parsnips,
carrots In short, all products of this
character are grown In abundance
and will admit of favorable compari
son with like products grown lu the
Middle West States.
Fhuit: There may bo more perfect
and better flavored fruits aud ber
ries grown than those grown here,
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j WlltMV tll Vttl lU Will yuu. Illl'J
more appreciative ol your moral anil
mental worth than liere, none so
willing to extend the glad band of
welcome to tliar meritorious homo
seeker, for we want tluit you should
share with us the goo things we an
ticipate from feur young ami grow
ing Industries and irrigation scheme
and lost but not least, tln wealth
that S4 recenily U biugdevrlopel la
our mineral deposits theso it is n.t
our province to dwell on, for we Jo
not wish to be culled a boomer or
enthusiast and will simply say, coiue
and see for yourself,, ami If you luive
Biiy misgivings that w have over
drawn o&a fact, aud do sot feel J,uh ti
lled In nuaklngtoeludlvklual venture,
delegate some represeutatlvo man of
your community to Investigate forj
you a dozen or more of you could
do this at a small expense to the In-!
The most unfavorable feature that
presents Itself to the eye of the
stranger Is the denuded appearauco
of the pasture lands, for nowhere on
earth have we ever known of ranges
soexcesslvely and destructively pas
tured as these have been, that will
rehabilitate themselves In tfcelr man
tle of green so quickly as these do, If
protected for one or two seasons, this
alone Is proof of an equable climate
and productive soil. The fact Is we
hardly know the meaning of the
word drougb, or failure of crops,
neither Lave we known any country
where the "early to bed aud lata to
rise" class of farmer has reaped so
abundant a reward for his grudg
Inuly expended labor.
After all Is said that Is commend
able of this locality there Is only one
argument that can bo advuueed that
Be-ilding Has Been Enlart;!
To Accomodate a Lar Trade
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