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LAKEVIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL If,- 1906.
TERRIBLE LOSS OF
LIFE & PROPERTY.
Mount Vesuvius in Italy
Belches Forth Lava
and Bury Cities.
TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS LOST.
People 5uffocate In Dense Clouds
of Ashes and Roast In the
Streams of Lava.
Over one thoiiHunc jhthomm have len
killed by tho recent eruptions
Mount Vesuvius, in Italy, and inoro
than 50,000 people rendered homeless,
besides tho loan of fj, 000,000 worth
of iiroixrty In tho hurlel cltle
around tho foot of the mountain
Numerous cull for aid have Uon
made In this country, and It is likely
that tho situation In not yet at its
wont. Although the crlala ha panned
In the volcano, famino stares thotu
audit and thoiiHiuulii of souls In tho
face that U not likely to he relieved
for aouie months, nut until many of
them have mtccumed to hunger and
destitution. Ht renin n of lava running
down the sides of tho mountain and
ashes from tho volcano haa almost
completely submerged tho city of
Naples. Jt wan impossible for rescuers
to reiu-li tho sufferers and many auf
Heated In tho downpour of boiling
water, even after they had escaped
death iu tho stream of moulten lava.
The scones are aaid to lo so horrify inn
that pen can not begin to picture
thorn. People, unable to luave the
city, took refuge in strong buildings,
the roofs of which caved in and the
walla crumbled under tho terrific
weight of ashes and lava and the lives
of the ontotned oople wore crunhed
out and they woro roosted by tho bun
Train load after train loud Hod from
tho city midst ahowera of boilinK
witter, cloud of unite and a fusllude
of stones em I ted from tho vocluno.
An Easter Party.
Lost Saturday wua one of the bright-
cut, m oh t beautiful day of the .year
JuHt a fitting day for tho Faster whist
party glvon by Mrs. J. Nor In at her
hundrtomo homo on Dewey atreet -Mra.
Norin In noted for her delight
ful entertainments, and thia party
waa no exception.
Tho r.antr Idea waa carried out in
till tho appointment, a nd the decora
tions were yellow and white (lowers.
The hoHtoHM, and Mrs. C. K. Slier
lock who nrtalHted in receiving, wore
droaaod in pure white and wore yellow
Moat of tho guoHts woro bright gum-
mor coHtumoa, which added greatly to
the Kiiator-tldo appearance of the
Mrs. Norlu has au ideal homo for
Seven tables woro played. The
score cards woro llttlo dowuy yellow
chicks jiiHt out of the Bhell.
The color achomo of yellow and
whito was carried out iu tho luncheon,
which consisted of stuffed eggs, sand
wiches, gold cake, angel cake, snow
and orungo Jello dossert with whipped
cream, coffeo and chocolate. The
tables were docroated with pretty
yellow and white flowers.
Eight gumes were played. Mrs. Pat
terson won first prize, a pretty cup
and stiuoor, Mrs. W. I). Saltier the
consolation prize, a pretty plate.
After luncheon tho guests were en
tertained with vocal and Instrumental
utusio by Miss Buelllng, Miss McKee,
Mrs. Storkmau, Mrs. lioyd and Mrs.
Those present were : Mrs. V. II.
Shirk, Mrs. P. 0. Schmlnck, Mrs.
Roy Shirk, Mrs. O. E. Sherlock, Mrs.
J. M. Hutcholilor, Mrs. W. A. Massin
Bill, Mrs. V. Li. Snelllug, Mrs. J. N.
Watson, Mm. W. H. Snidor, Mrs.
Chua. Umbacb, Mrs. Wm, Harvey,
Mrs. V. V. tlrob, Mrs. W. R. Stoelo,
Mrs. J. P. Venator, Mrs. Elmer Ahls
troin, Mrs. Alox Patterson, Mrs. Goo.
Whorton, Mrs. Joe Luue, Mrs. W. M.
Harvey, Mrs. tloo. Storkmau, Mrs.
W. R. Hoyd, Mrs. P. P. Malloy, Mrs.
C. O. Metzker, Miss Hall, Miss Suell
ing, Miss Light, Miss Snidor, Miss
McUruth, Miss McKeo.
To Tap Oregon Coast.
Articles of Incorporation have
Mod with the Secretory of State
for thii Oregon Count A Eastern
Railway Company. Tho projod
roitd U to start at Portland, thence to
Tillamook liny ; front Tillamook to
Nehulm, Hti'l from Coon Uny, In Ore
gon, to Htimbolt Buy, in California,
and from Slusluw Bay easterly vIh the
Hluslaw and Willamette valleys to
such point In tho south half of Mal
heur County, on tho eastern or south
itii toiindary of tho state as rimy h
convenient. The capital stock 1m 110,
000,000, divided Into shares of 1100
each. Tho principal place of business
Tho Oregon Coast A Eastern Rail
roitd will tap a district along tho Ore
gon coast at present without tailroad
facilities of any aort. In particular,
tho Coos Hay and Hluslaw sections
will be opened and developed, giving
au outlet for Coos llay coal to the
markets of Portland and tho Coast.
Actual construction work will com
mence within six months. In a year
part of the line will bo finished, and
in two years trains will bo running.
Four hundred miles of road will be
built at first, but plana for tho future
are for 1'XO miles of track.
A happy wedding was solemnized at
Pino Creek last, Sunday, April 15,
KK, at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Amick, when
Rev. J. II. Howard joined for life the
hands of Mr. J. W. (iibbius and Miss
Odessa Amick. The relatives of the
brldo and groom wer present. The
ceremony took place at high noon,
and a sumptuous wedding dinner was
served immediately afterward.
Numerous handsome and valuable
presents were received by the happy
The bride Is a very charming young
lady, aud had availed herself of every
educational facility at band within
her reach and has the good wishes of
a w Ide circle of friends.
The groom Is a well known young
man whoso manly ways have won him
many warm friends. To say that he
is a baseball enthusiast would elevate
him in the minds of a great many aud
certainly would not detract from the
admiration of any one, for a good ball
pluyer who would put his energy to
effect iu any pursuit would certainly
succeed as well.
From the State Line.
Sunday was a very busy day in
State Line burg.
J. W. Oibbins and Miss Odessa
Amick were married at the home of
tho bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A
Amick, in Pine Creek, Sunday in tho
presence of the relatives of the bride
and giooin. Rev. J. II. Howard tied
the nuptial knot.
Mrs. Oibbins and daughter came up
from Alturas last Saturday.
The Pi ue Creek boys went up to the
county seat last Sunday to wipe out a
little more of tho conceit from the
Lakoview ball team, and they got fool
ed. Thoy camo back with a score that
looked like the change you get from a
quarter after buying a drink of soda
C. C. Cannon is expecting his family
home from tho City this week.
Cor. Viuyard, II. M. Homing, Wm.
Schauer and C. E. McCloary went to
Lassen Creek fishing Sunday. All
they got was their pants wet.
Hackney and Henderson came in
from the railroad lust week with
B. Reyuolds was a visitor iu tho
burg Saturday from Lakoview.
Quite a number of tho boys weut out
shoep shearlug this week.
Clyde Hartlorode and family passed
through towu Suturday ou their way
Herb Geutry is on tho day shift at
the Pine Creek resort now, having
Dought in here.
Al. Gallagher bus about completed
the new building on Skiuuum row,
aud Smith will move his barber tools
in as soon as it 1b done.
John Dottondorf came up from
Davis Creok Sunday. ,
Tho school board held a meeting lust
Suturday and decided to add one more
week of school to the regular term.
This action was taken ou account of
the eighth grade not going to be
ready for final examination at the end
of the rogulur term and one more
week would allow ample time for ex
amination, so those w r pass will be
ready for tho ninth at . v 1 "pinning
of tho next toiin. Th udl. d week
mukod five more weeks t oc ihu t.
IN COUNTY TO DATE.
Three precincts Show An Increase Over To
tal Vote at General Election in J 904.
The groat register shows 0fi5 voters
to have registered for the primary
election. It was thought that not
half the voters would register to take
part in the primary election on ac
count of so many being on the desert,
but nearly three-fourths of them avail
ed themselves of the opportunity.
The numler of registered voters fell
short of the total number that reg In
tel ed for the general election two
years ago, when 7H3 votes were cast In
tho county. Three precincts have
registered more voters than voted at
the general election in 1904, Silver
Lake, which voted 98, Summer Lake,
which voted 21 and Cogswell Creek
which voted 81.
Tho rest of the precincts fell short
of their ia04 vote, on account t bo
Some Excellent Work.
J. L. Clark, the painter, expects to
finish the interior -of the Baptist
church tomorrow. One would bardly
know the place to step inside now,
they would imagine themselves in
somo city cathedral. The interior of
it,.---- . . .
i do anie room is painted in green
with pink paper overhead, the floor
of the main church is painted and
the aisles carpeted. A baptismal tank
is built under the pulpit and a dress
ing room ou each side. Rack of the
pulpit ou the wall is a large arch with
doep red paper in the center the seats
are painted and beautifully grained
to match the wainscoting. The walls
of the church aro papered with wall
paper of handsome design and the
ceiling is calcimiued, tinsel bordered,
with paper iusido the panels. The
girders or columns supporting the in
side of tho building, extending up the
sides and across the ceiling are paint
ed in imitation of Italian marble,
The dressiug rooms are paneled and
tinseled over calcminiug.
It is a pretty sight, indeed, and
Mr. Clark should be congratulated for
the extra pains he has taken in mak
ing the interior of the building so
There will be church thore next
Burglars In Town.
That some pilferer or burglar is en
doavoring to operate iu town is no
longer guesswork. Not many nights
ago the door of J. D. Venator's resi
dence was mushed iu by some one
whose efforts to enter tho house were
not merely those of an intoxicated
person prowling around looking for a
place to lie down. Last Saturday
night, so we are informed, somo per
son attempted to break into the
Smith girls' home. First the doors
were tried aud then the windows. It
is believed that whoever the party
was thought the girls were at the
dunce, but it happened the girls were
at home, and when they made a noise
in the house the fellow flod in haste..
This thing will probably go on till
the night prowler will get his hide
filled full of bullet holes some night
aud then the people will know who
the rascal is.
San Francisco on Fire.
The following dispatch was received
yesterday ut 2 o'clock by operator
The groatost fire In modern times is
now raging iu San Francisco. Pow
der is being used, valuable buildings
are being destroyed to save tho city.
Faluue and Winchester Hotels burned.
Water supply absolutely inadequate.
Wildest rumors afloat about, loss of
life. Flromnu unable to cope with
the flumes. .
Fire was caused by earthquake
shaking down some of the buildiugs.
Fire-Chief Sullivan killed.
Martial law declared.
their place of registration.
It is believed, however, that when
tho registration books are reopened
after tho primary election most of the
unregistered voters will register for
the general election, which will bring
the total far above the vote of two
years ago. There should be over 800
votes cast at the June election this
year and the number may be even
The following table hows the Re
publican registration, the Democratic
and the number of scattering, who
have registered as independent, pro
hibition, socialist, and no politics.
Also the total number of registered
voters and the party pluralities in the
Clarence Phillips, of Cedarville, who
was on trial last week in Alturas for
assaulting Ed. Blake with a knife at
Cedarville last fall, was acquitted by
a ury after three hours' deliberation.
nenry Boydstun came in from Jun
iper Mountain, where the Boydstun
sheep wintered. He says the sheep
were started for the valley Sunday,
They will be lambed near the Mulkey
place on Cottonwood.
Dave Holden who spent the winter
at Cedarville, returned to Lakeview
last week. Mr. Holden has invested
in 91250 worth of rolled barley, which
be will send to stock ranches between
here and Burns for sale.
Geo. Clark, the sheepman, is said
to do seriously siclc at f aisley witn a
disease resembling erysipelas. He
came to the Moss ranch a few days
ago from his sheep camp, in a serious
condition, and Monday Mr! Moss took
him to Paisley to be near a doctor.
A crowd of sheepshearers started for
Summer Lake lost Saturday, where
they will commence shearing on W. K.
McCormack's dry band. We under
stand that two or three bands will be
sheared there soon. It is thought a
little unsafe to shear anything but the
strongest sheep yet
, We see by the Alturas New Era that
R. L. Sloss, former editor of that
paper, is a candidate for tax collector
of Modoc county. Mr. Sloss would no
doubt take great pride in making col
lections when ho has the forces behind
him that a county official is empower
A. T. Clipponger informs us that it
is his intention to take his permanent
departure from Lake county and cast
his lines iu the neighboring state,
California. Mr. Cilppenger's late
misfortune leaves him in an unsettled
couditon which causes him to leave
Lake county. v
John Briles, tho Davis Creek, in
Goose Lake Volley, fruit grower, has
received 1000 apple trees which he will
put out this spring. This, together
with Mr. Briles already immense or
chard, will make his the' largest orch
ard in Northern California, Mr. Briles
sells lots of fruit iu Lukeview.
Indian Agent Edwards of the Uma
tilla Reservation has asked for a com
pany of cavalry for tho protection of
stockmen who want to drive stock
across the reservation. Serious
touble hus been brewing between the
Indians and tho stockmou for some
weeks, and Agent Edwards has been
threatened with violence by the In
dians. Wm. Schauer of Longmont, Colo
rado, and C. E. MoCleury of Gold
Hill , Oregon have established a real
estato, loan aud Mining brokerage
business at Pine Creek. Every indi
cation points to a prosperous future
for these gentlemen, aud if the mines
many of the voters not teing
turn out to be as good as surface indi
cations show, their venture will never
The three hundredth anniversary of
the first settlement of English-speaking
people In America will be memor
ized in 1907. The opening of the big
exposition will occur on May 13th, at
The long pending Dowie trouble
over the control of Zion City is Hear
ing settlement. Not in the court or
by arbitration, but the Devlne Ruler
is said to be reaching ont a compro
mising hand toward the aged prophet,
and his shattered health points to an
early acceptance of the terms offered.
Isaac Eccleston was up town last
Saturday in his usual good spirit not
of the fermented kind, however, but
the genial nature of the man simply
gavo vent to numerous good stories,
relating principally to election times
in the early history of Lake county.
The approaching election had recalled
many amusing incidents to this
E. Lake's gallery of candidates is
now complete. Monday be tiniubed
the collection by adding the pictures
of Dr. Withycombe Sehlbrede and
Huston and headed the list with the
only picture obtainable of a demo
cratic candidate that of J. Scott Tay
lor candidate for state printer. Mr.
Lake calls this collection his ''Rogues'
Mrs. E. V. Spencer of Susanville,
Calif., will meet the ladies of Lake
Tiew on Wednesday, April 25th at 2 :30
P. 1. at the Public Reading Room,
where she. will make a short address
on the subject of Woman's Suffrage.
In the evening of the same day at the
hour of 8 oclock she will deliver a lec
ture at the Lakveiew Opera Honse.
Everyone is cordially invited to at
tend. A gentleman by the name of D. P.
Carnige is to establish a creamery
near New Pine Creek. He is now en
gaged in selling shares in the institu
tion. Each farmer, as we understand
it, receives a share for each cow he
wishes to milk to supply the creamery.
About 00 cows were subscribed the
last report, and Mr. Carnige is assur
ed of ample support to make the pro
ject a go.
Geo. Lynch, who went to Mendocino
county, Calif., a couple of weeks ago
to investigate a mining district in
which he had found some very rich
iron ore several years ago, returned
home last Friday. Mr. Lynch was
disappointed to find that the whole
country was occupied, and the ledges
he bod discovered were staked off.
mere was no room lor mm, eo ne re
turned home to take a chance in Lake
J. E. M-Innes wife and daughter
passed through town first of the week
on their way to San Francisco where
they will make their future home. Mr.
Innes has lived in the Chewaucan val
ley for over 30 years and was interest
ed in one of the large 6tock ranches of
Eastern Oregon. Last fall he dispos
ed of the business and retires from
the county after many years of suc
cessful business career. Mr. Innes
does not, however, lose his social
interests in the country because of
his retirement from business pursuits
here. He is one of the oldest sub
scribers to The Examiner and when he
left, paid for this paper two years in
advance to be seut to him in his new
The pesslmistio editor of the Al
turas Plaindealer gleans much valuable
news from his exchanges and profits
little by the same. Only a few weeks
ago he republished an article from the
Lakeview Herald with high comments
aud due credit. The trend of the ar
ticle was that stock conditions in
Lake county were not nearly so ser
ious as was feared during the early
March storm, in fact the loss would
be little above normal. Yet, after
ravenously devouring this bit of good
news, the all wise CoL sleeps on his
back and has dreams ("nigh-horses,"
and cattle and sheep too all dead. )
He dreams of a terrible loss of stock
on the Lake county ranges, he nears
the portals of his own boliwlck and
beholds his bewailments to be vision
ary, and tuen seeks to redeem mmseu
in a weak finale by saying "no loss in
It would be nice and accomodating
of you, Col., if you could and would
publish the facts. Our wool and stock
sales this season will prove to the
world thut Luke county ranges were
as mildly dealt with by the winter as
any range in the West, and more so
than a great many.
WORK FOR LAKE.
Department Will Take
up Lake County Irri
CONGRESSMAN HERMAN WRITES
Letters of Development League
Committee Sent to Di
The, following letter from Chas. D.
Walcott Director of Geological Sur
veys, Dept. of Interior to Hon. Dinger
Hermann shows that the Lake county
Development League is steadily ap
proaching its goal through the persis
tent work of its Committee on Irriga
tion by the aid of all oar members of
April 7, 190S.
Hon. Binger Hermann,
House of Representatives.
Sir : Your favor of March 24, in
closing letters of Daniel Boone, W. B.
Snider, J. N. Watson and B. Daly,
has been received. The Supervising
Engineer has been requested to make
recommendation for the coming sea
son in regard to the Lake county pro
ject, and his report is expected in a
Chas. D. Walcott, Director.
Ashland Normal School Notes.
Athletic exrecises are in full blast
these days. '
Prof. Mulkey conducted an intsitute
at Halsey, Linn Co., last Friday and
Saturday. He reports a good insti
tute. Last Thursday morning the Fresh
men and special students chalenged
the Sniors, Juniors and Faculty to a
tug-of-war match for the three best
out of five pulls. Needless to say, tho
"Freshies" won in five pulls. The
line-up was as follows : Seniors; Jun
iors and Faculty. Prof. Payne, Prof.
Mellinger, Newton, Benedict, Inlow,
Sayle, Jones, Looselley, Anderson.
Freshmen and specials : Smith, W.
Cottrell, Peterson, D. CottrelL
Goddard, Pollard, Hartley, J. Hern-
The fourth term of the school year
began last Monday.
Miss Kaiser, Supt. of Training Dept.
is able to be at her work after a few
The debate which was to have been
with the High School, was given in
Chapel on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday mornings last week. The boys,
who had been studying up for several
weeks in anticipation of the event, ac
quitted themselves very creditably and
we hope this will not be the last time
they debate in ChapeL
Last Saturday evening the Enterpean
club met In the Chapel. After an ex- .
cellent program and considerable
chorus work everyone enjoyed a good
social time till a late hour when all
departed for their homes, full of en
thusiasm for tbe Enterpean.
In Chapel Monday, the enterpean
practiced on their choruses.
On Tuesday, we were entertained
and instructed by a "Book Review"
and a "Literary criticism" by Mrs.
Newman. On Wednesday, Mrs. Wick-
erson gave us "The Story of the But
tercup." Thursday -we were pleased
to hear a recitation by Mrs. Payne.
E. W. P.
To Exchange Land.
Senator Fulton has introduced a.
bill in the Senate which provides for
the exchange by the Oregon Military
Wagon Road Co., owning odd sections
n the Klamath Indian Reservation
of 86,000 acres of land for the some
amount of land in townships 31 and
32 and ranges 11 and 12, in a body,'
the selections of the Road Company
to be approved by the secretary of tha
It will be remembered that a suit
involving these lands waB settled by
the higher courts not long ago allow
lng the Road company the land claim
ed. The government had granted
these lands to the road builders and
subsequently the Indians, as shown
by the evidence, hud been allotted a
reservation embracing the same lands,
and the courts ruled that tho Road
company were the owners by priority.