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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1906)
j Within the county Is h plateau trtrntt. nliopW. nt x suloona.one brow.
r.nIK).I.vvf.lmttiJn-iul.rmln nvoT.v. variety store, two hotel,
thousand Ave hundred square mile ; h roe ' tin Imiw-n, two livery and
Innreii. which Isonllod lhe"lVort,,,fc,'1 stable, one soda factory, nm-
! tlilw I misnomer. It I simply h 1 bicycle replr "hop, two black-smith
Of Lake level plain covered with liB,.,ruh!ll.twowKHBhopn,onoliirtHT
l-iitiirp native grass, but not river or Uhop, two vegetable and fruit stand.
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stream of nuy ktnd running through lurniiure siore, nun iour pwrni j
In nrswerto thehundrvds of lot tor
received nt this of lice from pooplo nil
over the lnited State concerning
Lake county, we have decided to
give the following fact. They route
as near answering the questions as
any Information we could give.
The principal town of the county.
" we will briefly mention ns item?,
Lakeview, the county ent, Now
rine Creek, at the Orcgou and Cali
fornia state Hue, Paisley in the Che
waucan valley on the Chewaucati
river, Silver Lake, In the northern
part of the county, Plush, in North
H'nrnerand Ailel In South 11'nrner.
There are 5.130,240 aero of
land, classified a follows: Agricul
tural and alfalfa land, 1.129,Gt7acrw;
timber land, 1,124.&3 acre and grill
ing land, 2.S7G.240 acres, of this
700,000 acre is nnsurveyed, 1,S01,.Vm)
acres In reserve, 1,646,21)3 acres sur
veyed and open to entry and locat
ion, and 921,4.17 acres entered, show
ing it to be a small empire in area. of
which there has been only a small
fraction over IS er cent of it taken
Its altitude varies from 3500 to500
feet. The valley lands of Lake Couu
ty are unsurpassed in fertility and
productiveness, 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
bead of horses and mules. Its in
come for live stock, for this year a
loDe, has been more than $300.00 per
capita. Her merchants import
goods annually from San Franscisco
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 6y thelLssessor, at about one
It, nevertheless, herder and va
quoros will tell you that there are
more water hole to be found on It
than people rcalixc, and that many
of them have dug for and found
water in many place from four to
six f-vt below the surface. A for dry,
barren samlwaste. they are few and
small In area, and generally speak
ing, the soil I a rich, alluvial earth,
which produces excellent pasturage,
making, iu fact the stockgrowers
but we doubt It.
Corn I grown hero, nml nearly
every farmer and small gardener
raise enough for roast lug-car, and
In some few favored locnlltlc, where
the soil I warm, and more protected
by Itolng In sheltered nook, then" I
some raised for market, but nun
inonhandlse store thnt carry from : general thing. It I not a success, be-
$7iKX).00 to tliO.tXU.OO of a stock the
The U. S. Land Otllco Is located
here. Five years since, the business
portion of the town wa In ashe;
now the same district I all built In
brick Mores, valued at from .VHN00
to f 30,000.00 er building. Our school
facilities we are proud of, eHclnlly
In Lakovlow, we have a graded
school that employes six teacher,
winter paradise, became less snow I ud has nu attendance of 300 pupils
fourth of its cash value, and upon
falls there and stock winters better
than they do In the valleys. Yet we
do not advise the homowooker to go
there yet it Is to far out, the isola
tion would lie too great. Neverthe
less, we realize that the time is not
far distant when this same semi-arid
locality will le made to blossom ns
the rose, for It affords the most mag
uiticlent fields on this side the moun
tains for innumerable colonization
schemes if properly equipped. I will
say in connection with this subject I
J will be glad to correspond with col
ony promoters, and flatter myself I
enn givt them much desirable Infor
mation on the feasibility of develop
ing the possibilities reform! to In
this line, and I will le glad of an op
portunity to co-operate with them.
There Is yet some good vacant tlm
ler 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 point Is Mad
eline, the terminus of the Nevada-
Cnlifornia-Oregon Railway, ninety
five miles distant, consequently when
our farmers or other producers have
a surplus, the home dtiuand Is 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 o
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
set 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, 1005, the County was
out of debt, and had a surplus of ?19,
507.90 in the treasury.
The assessment roll for 1905 will
fdiow the lowest tax levy In compari
son to the ussessed value of any
county in the state of Oregon.
.Lake county is pre-eminently a
stock raising county, stock raising
wool growing being theprincipal In
dustries, and has yielded the great
est gain, with less labor than any
other industry, tjenerally speaknig
this is a broken, hilly country, yet
not mountainous in the full sense of
the word; iu short, its name "Lake
County," express fully w hat it is.
Jts many lake?, rivers and creeks,
abound in fish; and these
Mime lakes, rivers and creeks nearly
all hare valleys and bottom lands
bordering them, the soil of which is
in most cases a rich alluvial loam,
and is very productive. This class
f laud does not require irrigation.
Bordering on these valleys, is an up
land or rolling sage-brush country,
which Is Iu many instances quite
level or miles, ami 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
under the Desert Land Act. School
land, there Is none vacant that Is
Teally desirable. As to what is
deemed today real desirable farm
land, especially near the town, being
Vacant, there is none. But, un-
Huiproved farm lands can be bought
Trom $3 to $12 per acre, while the Im
proved will cost from $7 to f 100 per
acre, 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)
mountaiuouscountry.on which snow
falls 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 splendid pasturage for the
vast herds of stock that feed in the
valleys until the snow is oft of the
ducts, as instanced this spring when
wheat sold 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-
sou 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,
CO cts. per gallon for straw lorries, 50
cts. per gallon for raspberries, 1 cts.
Ier pound for crab apples. 3 cts. per
pouud for peas, 2 cts. per pound for
carrots, 1 cts. per pound for iteets,
4 cts. per pound for onions, 3 cts. per
pound fortomatoes, 15 cts. iterdozen
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. perpoundforsquash,
3 cts. jer pound for cabbage, 1 cts.
per pound for wheat, fl.35 per 100
pounds for rolled barley, 2 cts. per
pound for oats, 2 cts.per pound for
rye, $2.00 per 100 pounds for flour, 1
ct. per pound for bran, fier ton for
hay, from ?4 to $5 per cord for wood.
Poultry does well here, yet we pay
from 15 cts. to 50 cts. jer dozen for
eggs, (jrown chickens sell for $3 to
0 per dozen, and broilers from f 'i 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 aere
ageourfarmerscould utilize, weknow
to a certainty that these prices will
obtain until the next seasons 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 froia 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.
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 $220,000, making their total assetts
about of a million dollars. One
Jewelry store, one shoe store, one
Ladles Outfitting store, two church
es, two drug stores, one hardware
store, one news-paper, one tin shop,
one agricultural and Impllment store,
one plunlug mill, two saddle and
nine months in the year.
During the winter coiisldernblo
snow falls, Iu the mountains from 2
to ft f.-et deep, but In the valley
from 2 to 12 Inches deep. But it does
not as a general thing lay but a
short time in the valleys; some win
ters sleighs are not to Ik? soeu In the
streets. Our altitude I 4S25foet by
official survey. The average rain
fall is from ten to fifteen Inches. The
maximum temierature I about 59
fr. and the mean about 33.
Wages: llerdorslW toflO per month,
buccaroos flO to f"5 ter month
wood choppers 2 to $2.50 r day,
d:iy laborers about f 2 per day, bar
tender about $75 per month, carpou-j
ters $3.20 per day, clerks $10 to $75
per month, brick layers $5 jor day,
stone masons $4 per day,, tender
$2.50 to $3 ht day, teachers $40 to
$110 per month, painters $3 to $3.50
Horses: 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 horse
sell from $5 to $30 per head.
Cattle: In small mixed bunches
will average about $14 per head for!
everything marked and branded .
Milk Cows: Selected, will bring
from $35 to $50 per head.
Sheep: When brought from the
desert in April and May to lamb and
be sheared, will sell we conjecture, for
about $2.20 to $3 per head after
Li'miier: Delivered in Lakeview,
$15 per M. for rough; dressed, $1S to
$2S per M.; 4-lnch flooring, $35 jterM.;
shingles, $4 per M.
Brick: Sell at $10 per M., and are
generally furnished and laid at $15
per M., other material, such as lime
and sand being f urn in lied the mason.
Lime: Costs 1 to 2 cents er
Sto.se CoAi.:-None found near here.
Chaim oal: Costs 20 cts per bushel
oi rit iniKTonv,
I'roliliMit TlifMxIurft IIihiiwvi'II
Vli'M-l'rolilMil ( Iim. M. rlrlnkt
Pofor You Purchot An OtW Writ
the a:w homi sewino machine cqiyipant
Vurf Swlriff MchlnM kr rtiAtt.lon.il rnpur. !
tirl Quality, but th " nvw Hum" it mailt
o wnar. Our giminly nv,r runt out.
W, fiAk. Stwmif k'i:.hlr'.r In lull Mil ennd.tlnnfl
t t'm'lraJii. Ttit "rw llnm ,!.! at tht
Mia J rf r'l H lali-ttrmlc f.i.nl y tnwlng mactiinat
Nitld I-y Miillinrl4ril dewier only,
ll ( mt
The rue fi.mo Mewing Machine Co.
Ollico at the Mercantile Company's
Store Lakeview, Oregon.
- Hasy Coaches
cause; of our cool night.
1 nt II recently our fanners did not
realize that these sagebrush land
would raise alfalfa without Irriga
tion, and just now it seems to la the
ambition of nil our farmers to put In
all the alfalfa they can. Heretofore,
all land that allowed alknll on the
surface, wa shunned by the farmer
a plague spots fit for nothing.
Out experience has proven that such
land ant not only well adapted to
the growing of sugar boots, but that
continuous crop of lMits grown will
absorb and render nugatory-or VVF-STPDM CTAnP I 1N1H
rather, absorb and dissipate the'al-i Vt-S 1 LKIi & 1 AUU L,NL
kali In the soil more effectually than
running water or any compost yet
known will. Not only that; It I said
that this alkaline condition enhances
the sachnrlue qualltv of the lset ns
nothing else will. ThUWiug a fact,
It requires no stretch of the Imagina
tion to exoct the building up of iv
great Industry In this line In the near
We do not claim this to be the
(iarden of Kdou, but we do claim )t
Is productive, and a remarkably
healthy country. Chills and fever are
unknown, we exjKrlenee neither ex
cessive heat or cold, and you can
only know by oxjer!once what heath- j
ful and Invigorating breezes fan this j
ozone-ladened mountain land, mak
ing It a ha veu of bliss to all those suf
fering from that fell ailment, asthma.
We drink the purest, coldest and Is-st I
water that ever refreshed man, or
helped him wash down the petty dls-
appointments of his every day life.
We have no cyclone, no frightful ; office-Rurnotd winiifloij. Ua
Swri'tarjr of statu
Scmetarjr of 1 ri'anurjr.
Swrrtary of War
Km riMary ( Navjr
. . , Kllhti Itnu
I Ho M. Shaw
Win. II. Tan
Will. II. Mcmity
, . Uim, It, ('urti'l)oil
. .t'haa. J, lliinaiart
... K. A. IIIK'liniM'k
Secretary of Aarli ullnro Jann'a W llaori
Swri'lnry nl Cuiiiinrrt u V. ('. Mi'li alf
C'hM Ju.tlc. Mi'lvlll W. t'lilli r
Vcallini WartH'r, 1', S. IVnalmi ('oiiiiiill)iiiir
W.S. KloliariU It. H. Unl iiiiiiiilxlutM'r
tliivvrnnr llMt. t , CliaiiilHrlaln
Hiipri'ina JihIkp K. A. Mxr
twriMarjr of Slain K, I. Imnliar
TrraauriT V. H, Mmir
Attnriiry (Iviinral. .
Hiipt. I'ulillo Inatrurtlnn.
fialry ami CchmI Com
. . A. U. t'rawfnri
J. II . Arki'rman
...J. II. Whinn y
.,. J. W. Ilal'o
I John M. ilrarln
( ('. W . Kulioii
1 lliMiir llpriiiati
HIITM JfliUUL lilaTHIlT.
Juili , II. I.. Mi'mutl
Joint Swnatnr John A. I ayriH-k
!lt K I.. Slelner
Jlltlll S, MMHlk
Dni!y from Lakeview to Illy, connect
ing with Daily stnue to the railroad.
at t!i niy Hotel, ly.
W. J. Moor
r s. i.ami om K.
J. N.WatMin ..KiiIHr
t". t'. Stii.ler It a 'Ivrr
A. W. M.nrlh
. R. K. Kliieharl
K. O. AbUtrom
W. It. Weal
... J.Q. Wllllta
. . .. t'. K. MiHir
W A. furrier
C. W. !. nt
Htoek InaiMM'lor J. V. I lark!
TOWN OK I.AKKS IKW.
v. I.. Snelllni .Mayor
l. I'. Malloy
J. w. Tueker
J.S. Une I
W. II. Huller ..
E. CASLUIinR, - - Proprietor! "''-r...
I My, Oregon.
. , . Tn aaurtr
Northern Stage Line.
A. W. BRYAN. Proprietor.
leaves Lakeview at G a. in.
every day but Sunday.
J'eturiiing, leaves Paisley
at 0 :30 a. in every day but
and devastating thunder storms, or I
epidemics of Cholera, Yellow fever, I
etc. We have cheap lands, an abun-1 LaKcVlElV LI3T r 3CT0 Tf
dance of water for Irrigable purpose
when properly stored and redistribu
ted as our Lake County Develop
ment league Is now making an ef
fort to have done. We have tine for
ests of pine and fir tluitM-r. it may
lo well to explain bore that our lakes
and livers are not skirted with tim
ber as many would suppose, for on
the hills and mountains only does It
grow. We have good mail and tele
graph facilities, we have Innumerable
hot springs, we have salt mines, gold
mines, Itorax and nitre deisxits. We
have a population of about 3000 and
we have room fr many more, but!
with all the advantages that are olt
tainable lure, it is no place for the
loafer, or those who are poverty
stricken when they arrive here and
muttt live from hand to mouth until
A. Stokkman, Prop.
COC.fTaV OKMKKS BOLICITKD
fiire us a trial. Store in the brick
building next door to Post tit King sa
loon, Lakeview, Oregon.
Silts. H. M. Gallaciikb, Proprietor.
timhkk M orn r.
Utiilod Statea Ijiud. Olllcti Ikeviow,
Ore'in, Nov. 1't, J'M'i. Notice I hereby
diven that in compliance w lilt the pro
vision of the Act of Juno .1, tn-
I tilled "An art for the ulo of tiniU-r
lamia in the Slates of California, Oregon,
Nevada and Washington Territory," a
ex tended to all tbo Public Iittd Statel
by act of August , f'.C, lloraco K.
Dunlup, of lakeview, county of 1-ake,
utate of Oregon, Ima t bin day filed in
this olllce liia awortt a'ati-ment No. 1MHVI,
karlov 1 ' ' ""'''P S rango No. 19
Kant, w. 111., and will oiler proo! to allow
that the land sought is more valuablo
for itt tiinls-r or slotin than for agrlcub
tural purpoHns, and loenUMinli hiacluiin
to said land beforn ICegister and Keceiv
er at lakeview, Oregon, on Friday, the
i:ilh day of Jatiuury, pMHi. He namea
w. K. iSernard, w. A. Masaingill, Ooo.
Lynch, Win. McCulley, all of Lakeview,
Any and all iteraona claiming ad versa
I ly the Ikvo ileccrilH-il lamia are re
I ipiesteil to tile their claims in this office
I on or before said -tHh tiny of Jan. I'.MKl.
47-4 J. N. Watson, llegister.
Rents: A two-room unfurnished j they mature a crop, but we do know
dwelling that will sell from $100 to that we can say to the man of small
?. 00, rente from four to six dollars ( means, the man of wealth and the
per month, and a house of four to brainy man, the man fertile in expe-
nine looms that will sell from p00 to Uieut and resources, wo want you
12000, rents from $8 to 1." per month. I j,t.re anj Can assure you that your
ItEi.ioioL Denominations: Arethe, mentality will lUtd wide scope and uth
Methodist, Baptist anU tlirlstain. ( where on earth will you find people
Building Has lieen Enlarged
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The first owns Its church and parson
age valued at $2000, the second owns
a church and parsonage valued at
tl'oiK). The Chrlstaia occupies the
other churches almost at their own
The coming season we have reason
to know a Catholic Church will be
Cllus: The Athletic, Base Ba.ll,
and Dance Clubs.
Banow: Brass and String.
A Public Library and reading loom
and the W. C. T. L, Ladies Aid So
ciety etc., etc.
Malaria: We do not know of a
Miasma Infected locality in thecounty
FuiiTt: .Successfully grown here
are apples, itears, plums, quinces,
prunes, cherries and peaches.
Bkkiaijjs: Strawberries, black
berries, gooseberries, raspberries and
currants, dew berries logan etc.
Veuetaiillb: Potatoes, onions,
cabbage, carrots, parsnips, beets,
squash, puiipkins, cucumbers, melons,
beans, radishes, rhubarb, celery, in
short, nearly everything that can be
grown In a sub-tropical climate To
matoes are grown In abundance In
favored spots where they are not
subjected to our early and late frosts.
Yield Or Cuoin. Wheat, from 20
to 5C bushels per acre. Barley; from
40 to 00; Oats, from 20 to 100; Itye,
from 9 to 25, and a for potatoes,
beets, cabbage, rutabagas, parsnips,
carrots iu short, all products of this
character are grown In abundance
and will admit of favorable comparl
son with like products grown In the
Middle West States
Fbuit: There may bo more perfect
and better flavored fruits and ber
rles grown than those grown here,
more appreciative of your moral and
mental worth than here, none so
willing to extend the glad hand of
welcome to the meritorious home
seeker, for we want that you should
share with us the good things we an
ticipate from our young and grow
Ing industries and Irrigation schemes
and last but not least,, the wealth
that so receutly id Iteingdevelopod in
our mineral deposits these It is not
our province to dwell on, for we do
not wish tcl3 called a boonntr or
enthusiast and will simply say, eome
and see for yourself, and It you have
any misgivings that we have over
drawn, one fact, and do not feel justi
fied in iauking the Individual venture,
delegate some representative man of
your community to investigate for
you; a dozen or more of you could
do this at a small expense to the Individual.
The most unfavorable feature that
presents itself to the eye of tlw
stranger is the denuded appearance
of the pasture lands, tor nowhere on
earth have we ever known of ranges
so excessively and destructively pas
tured as these have been, that will
rehabilitate themselves in tbelr man
tle of green so quickly as these do, it
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 drough, or failure of crops,
neither have we known any country
where the "early to bed and late to
rise" class of farmer has reaped so
abundant a reward for his grudg
ingly expended labor.
After all la said that Is commend
able of this locality there Is only one
argument that can be advanced that
A Chance for Speculators.
SCHOOL LAND. 2H0 acres of level'
11 III in nrnvi.il Ofrinntlllrul lun.l f..v .ulu I
cheap. Discription : BW)4', Si of
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