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LAKE VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY .', 1906.
VIEWS THE RUINS
Skelltons of Skyscrapers
Stand Ghostlike In
AIL BUILDINGS WINDOWLESS.
Buildings of nodcrn Steel Frame
Construction Stood the
Alfrtl Hobnail of tho Oregon tun
staff has visited Hum Francisco's
ruin and writes tho complotuMt dim
criptlon of tho ruins that him yet Loon
doscriljed la any of tho dully papers.
II Im artlclo U too long for publication,
but a part of it describing tho build
ings yet standing in of especial inter
est to our readers: 'Tho vast burned
area of approximately aevon square
ml I on present u aceue quite impos
sible to portray adequately to any body
who has not aeon it with his own eyes.
It U not merely a lump of ashes; In
deed, It still lears the semblance of
an uirlght city. Hut it in a rlty of
broken walla, of ruiu upon ruin,
ghastly in every aspect, deathlike in
ltd silence. Groat buildings still
stand aa ghostlike skeletons, while
10,000 walls, ahattered and broken are
i till upright.
Tho KhoMt city la by no means ten
antics. There are aentriea at every
intersection and along many of tho
chief thoroughfares and all day long
yesterday streams of people filed
through tho general avenues where
the military permitted It. In largo
!arta the visitors were iwrsous anxious
to examlno tne ruiua of their former
places of business, but amid the
throng thero was a largo proportion
of more sightseers and . not n fe w
Standing at tho intersection of
Montgomery and Market streets and
looking In every direction, too eyo
can And but two little spots not
marked by destruction oueo a cluster
of small cottages clinging to the south
ern and eastern slopes of Telegraph
Hill, the other somo half -dozen houses
of better quality near the summit of
Everywhere else, as fur as tho eyo
can range, disaster litis left its mark,
and yet in the bluck and atdion wild
erness tho outlines of old Han Francis
co aro easily tracuablo.
Tho Crocker building stands up
right, wludowlosa and blacpkoned to
bo siiro, but apparently tlrm and iu
its normal form. Tho Palace .otel,
ahoru of its bay windows and of its
roof, stands practlcully unbroken as
to its walls. Tho old Chronicle build
ing is upright to tho fifth story, while
tho frame of tho newer building under
construction is apparently unharmed.
Tho Cull building, seen from a few
blocks away, exhibits few traces of
the ordoid through which it has pass
ed. It is, to bo sure, windowless and
stained by smoke and fire, but even
its roof Is iu pluco and its upright
flagstaff supports tho ' gildod ball
which for ton years past has marked
the summit of constructive achieve
ment In Sun Francisco.
' Not one of th great modern build
ings actually succomod, excepting the
Kohl building ut California and Mont
gomery stroets. All are entirely
wlndowloss and bereft of every vestige
of burnable material, both inside and
out. The outer walls of all these
structures are more or less chipped
and broken and the streets in which
they stand aro littered with fine de
bris whioh shattterod down under the
disintegrating force of tho intense
Grant avenue, above which ut the
corner of Post street stands the new
Bhrevo building, is filled with flue
stone chips to a depth of two feet.
Of all tho great structures this appears
to bo tho most seriously murred, al
though it stuuds ljolt upright and its
frame is uppareutly uuwarped. The
St. Francis Hotel is Iu Its exterior
walls much ntarrod and brokou, but
it, like the rest, Is uppurently sound.
Tho Dewey monument is still stand
ing, Louring its figure of Victory up
right, but sadly blackened by the
flamoH, but its column stones are out
of plumb uud the trident, once bdd
aloft, has been precipitated to tho
ground beneath. Farther down the
street the Lottu Fountain remain in
all Its Intrlnslo tawrdlnesM, practically
undamaged, but In front of where the
Lincoln Hchool stood tbeatatue of the
great liberator lies prone and smashed
The now James Mood building, on
tho site of tho old Baldwin Hotel, is
almost uumiirrnd exteriorly excepting
that it Is wludowlosa, and as a mark
of Its triumpth it Iwurs at tho summit
of iU lofty llagMtaff tho Stars and
Stripes, waving blithely In tho Spring
sunlight. Tho half-completed Monad
nock building on Market street, lie
tweeu tho I'alace Hotel and the Exam
iner building, la apparently uninjur
ed, and there, too, the National flag
waves in triumph.
The Mills building, like the others,
is simply a giant skeleton. The Koch
building Is comparatively little In
jured, several of tho floors being ap
parently undamaged by tiro and many
of the wludows unbroken.
On the east sldo of Montgomery
street, betwoou Pino and California,
almost buried under wrockago, there
are two small buildings, one long oc
cupied by Sutro A Co,, and the other
by tho genreal offices of the Bel by
Smelting Works, lloth are said to be
unlnjurod, having been sheltered by
their taller uolghbors.
The United States Mint stands alone
and uninjured, due to the fact that
its windows wero protected by heavy
steel shutters. Had others of the
great structures throughout tne burn
ed areu been similarly protected, all,
I think, would be iutact today, ex
cepting as to their outer walls.
The Sheriff's Boarder.
Sheriff Rluehart now has four board
ers, tho most that has ever occupied
tho county jail since its was built. In
tho last Ishuo of The Examiner we
mentioned that a man by tho name of
Wert was charged with the theft of a
suit of clothes from tho Kimsey board
ing house. Suspicion pointed so
strongly to him that ho was arrested
at Paisley by Constable Gaylord and
brought to town last Friday. His trial
was set for Monday, but as Frank Reid
the Paisley stage driver, was one of
the chief witness for the
tho trial was coutinuod
evening when ho should
Win. Vinyard was arrested in War
ner last Thursday aud brought to
towu by Sheriff Riuchart on a charge
of horse stealing, waived examination,
aud will lie in jail uutil the coming
term of circuit court.
A man by tho name of
who has been lying about town for
some time was arrested by Marshull
TonmugHon lust Friday night in the
kitchen of the Pidaco Restaurant. Mr.
Tounlugsou had been Hhadowlng the
fellow all evening, as his actions were
such as to warrant suspicion and
about 2 oclock in the morning he fol
lowed him into tho restaurant through
a back door und found him. fumbling
about the table, at a time when the
employees of tho place were asleep,
and arrested him. He also waived
examination aud will be tried by the
circuit court The spring term of
circuit court will convene on the 15th
of May. Tho docket for tho coming
torm is a very short one. Tho follow
ing jurors huve been drawn to serve.
Later. The man who broko into
the restaurant was releused Tuesday
aud ordered to leave town.
Silver Lake W. II. Johnson, E. B.
Summer Lake John A. Foster, E.
O. Lamb, E. Carlon.
Paisley Win. Welch.
North Warner D. U. Clelund, C. S.
Dixon, J. A. Morris.
Goose Lake James McDormitt.
Cogswell Creek S. P. Vernon, Les
Lukovlow D. Schminck,
Musslugill, Jas. Turpin, Ed.
V. L. Snelliug., J. Woudoll,
Grob, L. 0. Emorson, F. M.
E. 0. Ahlstrom, Goo. Jammerthul, C.
S. Loveless, C. E. Sherlock, W. P.
Dykemun, Goo. Reid, A. Storkmun.
Mr. Bernard McGruth and Miss
Elsie Thruston were married Monday
ut 2 oclock, p. iu. by Recorder W. B.
Tho bride Is tho charming daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. 0. ThriiHtou w ho live
0 miles south of Lakveiew, and the
groom is well known to every ono iu
tho country, tho sou of Mrs. Thos.
McGrath, aud has many friends iu
this valley, who will bo pleased to
learn of Beruio'a good luck. Here's
to you Born.
WIN5 AFTER ALL.
Country Vote Piles up
Last week The Examiner waited till
nearly, noon before going to pros', in
order to get the nominees on the state
ticket, but we failed to get the re
turns even then and went to press,
quoting the Oregon ian's figures, which
proved to be wrong in one or two in
stances. The Oregon Ian was as badly
fooled as any one on the U. S. Sen
atorshlp. That paper conceded the
nomination to H. M. Cake, but later
returns from outside counties changed
Cake's load of nearly one thousand to
120 for Bourno with two Bourne coun
ties to hear from.
The State Republican ticket is as
U. S. Senator, short term, Fred W.
Mulkey ; U. 8. Senator, regular term,
Jonathan Bourne Jr. ; Representative
in Congress, W. C. Hawley ; Governor,
The same earthquake that started
tho destruction of San Francisco waa
felt here at 5:15. It was felt here
ouough to stop clocks and awaken
The people of Ashland responded to
the call for aid by sending 1 car
loads of provisions aud over 112,000 in
money. The provisions a greater por
tion of which waa cooked together
with the money was forwarded Friday
There was shipped among other
cooked food one hundred and fifty
dozen boiled eggs also about 1000 lbs
of cooked meat.
It is claimed there-were 500 refugees
fed at hotels and lunch counWs by
city and state relief fund Saturday
evening and about 500 fed Sunday
evening also by city and state by help
of private citizens.
Tonight it is expected there will be
more to be cared for than has yet been
cared and it is claimed that the great
er part of these will be children.
Private citizens will meet them and
cooperate with the city aud state au
thorities in Boeing they have food and
The Oddfellows turned in about M00
to help the sufferers instead of giving
a grand bull, etc, as they intended on
You cannot buy a sack of sugar in
Ashland, they will sell by f 1 worth,
they say so as to try to let every one
(From the Bonanza Bulletin.)
Miss Mable Morine visited friends
at Sand Hollow during the week.
C. II. McKendree went to the Bly
country yesterday to list land for the
O. R. Stewart, Lewis Gerber's cattle
foreman, was here from Horse Fly
S. A. Whlto and family returned to
thoir home at Royston the latter part
of the week.
Georgo Noble and wife of Langell
Valley passed through from tho Falls
the early part of the week..
J. L. Yaden has added a four-horse
coach to his stage line between Bo
nanza and Klamath Falls.
Lewis Gerber passed through hero
enroute to Horse Fly from the county
seat last Tuesday. He waa accompan
ied by Mr. Paxton.
Georgo Hammond, the Merrill horse
buyer, was in Bonanza Thursday on
his way to Eastern Oregon to look up
the horse murkot iu that section.'
Forget Che Horror.
We understand that quite ' a num
ber of people from frau Francisco are
drifting towards Lakeviow with a view
to locating hero. They have lost their
busluesses in the city aud will start
iu a new locutlou. Somo of them
huve considerable money, as soon as
insurance busiuoss has beou justified
aud banks are opened, with whioh to
start them iu business. We have room
here iu the county for sevoral huudred
families aud it is uot unreasonable to
suppose several will come, as many
are hunting new homos.
Majority for Him
James Witbycombo: Secretary of
State, Frank W. Benson ; State Treas
urer, Geo. A. Steele; Supreme Judge,
Robert Kakin; Attorney General, A.
M. Crawford; Supt. of Public Instruc
tion, J. H. Ackerman; State Pruter,
Willis S. Duniway; Commissioner of
Lalor, O. P. Hoff.
The Democratic state ticket is, U.
S. Senator, regular term, John M.
Gearin ; Representative in Congress,
Chas. V. Galloway; Governor, Geo.
E. Cliamlterlan ;, Secretary of State,
Paul H. Stroat ; State Treasurer, J. D.
Matlock; Supreme Judge, Thos. G.
Hailey ; Attorney General, Robert A.
Miller; State Printer, J. Scott Taylor,
The democrats have no candidates
for U. S. Senator for the short term,
for Supt. of Public Instruction nor
for Labor Commissioner.
Drifting Toward Lake.
Many of the refugees from San Fran
cicso tell some very amusing inci
dents that they witnessed during the
earthquake and fire. They forgot to
laugh at the funny sights until after
the thing was all over and all the hor
rors had been told. If any one could
just lay aside the sad and serious side
of the affair for a minute and hear of
the antics of the frightened people it
would be amusing indeed. One man
said he and his wife were aronsed by
the trembler and hia wife jumped out
of bed, and while he bold to the bed
stead with both hands his wife danced
the can-can over the room. John Kel-
ley waa running from hia room to the
wash room dipping his hands in the
f water aud trying to wfash his face and
comb his hair and put on his shirt all
at the same time, when found by
Aaron Dicks who had romed up stairs
and came down to hunt for Kelley.
One woman had tried to save her
bird and pet cat, and put the cat in
the cag with the bird. She saved
the cat all right
One man was seen running down the
street carrying a bird cage with the
bottom out and the bird gone.
A Chinese woman ran down the
street carrying her baby in one arm
and had. her three children by the
queues and they were running back
ward yelling for all that was out.
Men tried to climb telegraph poles
to get off the wabbly earth.
One man walked calmly into a
crowd of excited people who had gain
ed a place of apparent safety and be
gan admonishing them to keep cool as
coolness and presence of mind in
such cases was the best policy, and
told them how he hud grasped the sit
uation at a glance and decided to
maintain presence of mind,' how he
bad calmly dressed himself and leisur
ly walked out of the building, when
some one remarked to the fellow that
his extreme coolness was probably
duo to the fact that he had forgotten
to put on his pants.
Virgil Conn's Experience.
Hon Virgil Conn, formerly state
represenutive from Lake County, and
well known here, passed through Ash
land Friday on his way to Portland
having escaped some of the more ser
ious etTects of tho awful earthquake
disaster which overtook San Francis
co. At the time of the first shock
Mr. Conn was lying iu his bod at his
room on tho seventh floor of the Pal
ace Hotel. Having experienced slight
earthquake shocks at d liferent times
bofore, he knew what had cuused the
disturbance and lay porfootly still.
He describes the motion as a swinging
motiou for quite an appreciable time,
then a violent shaking from one 'side
to tho other, then au up and down
movement as of a terrier shaking a
The second shock, ulthougn not so
sevore, duplicated the motion of the
first shock, even throwing the gas jets
against the walls. The room which
Mr. Couu occupied was one of a suite
of rooms connected by foldiug doors.
When the door swung opeu, the fig
ure of a man was soeu in the attitude
of supplication, his face like a sphinx
aud his body rigid us iu death. When
spoken to by Mr. Conn be conld only
gasp, "My God I what Is it?" Later
he waa seen running about the streets
bis lare feet cut and bleeding from
contact with the broken glass which
covered the pavements. Calling to
gether all the will power he could
command, Mr. Conn carofnly dressed
and went out into the now crowded
hall, unconsciously retaining the key
to his door. As the frantic shouts of
i oxcited people in the ball failed to
.xriT'the elevator into service, Mr.
Conn walked down the stairs. Not
until he had reached the streets and
could see the massive buildings on
every side of him tumbling over the
street, did he realize of what tre
mendous proportions was the disturb
ance. As he turned to go down Mont
gomery street, the Lick House build
ing on tbe opposite side of the street
from him toppled over, making a pile
of debris little higher than a freight
car. As be passed on the Lick column
fell directly behind him. He walked
along down Market street to the city
hall, and down Mission and Howard
streets. The conditions of things was
appalling; people running about half
dressed and some in their night
clothes. The car tracks were twisted
and warped, and the unevenness of
the pavements showed bow tbe ground
bad Bettled. There were several large
fractures in tbe streets, one cavernous
opening having apparently no bottem
to it. On Market street fire broke
out simultaneously on all sides, des
troying things in almost no time.
Mr. Conn tried to get a livery rig but
the liveryman said they could not fur
nish him a rig for $000 or any consid
eration. On account of tbe debris
in tbe streets it took him over two
hours to reach the depot, a distance of
only a few blocks.
Mr. Conn says that he thinks the
top of the Palace Hotel must have
swung through an arc of at least six
feet, but aside from the windows be
ing broken and the plaster and corn
ices being knocked down, the build
ing stood the test remarably welL As
soon as he waa able Mr. Conn took the
first train for the north and says he
never wants to set foot in San Fran
clsco agaic.Asbland Tidings.
Irish Wit, Fails.
A. L. Dicks and John Kelley arriv
ed here from San Francisco several
days ago. Their experience in the
city will long be remembered by them.
They lost a'l their personal effects
iu the fire , and only made their es
cape by a miracle. In order to get
away from the city it was necessary
for them to represent that they had
families who were dependent upon
them and they were badly needed at
home. Mr. Kelley was asked where
his family was and for the first time
in his life his Irish wit failed him.
He could not remember a single man's
name in Reno whom be could claim as
an employer. He was refused permis
sion to leave at first as hia story did
not satisfy tho authorities that he was
needed worse somewhore else than he
was on the streets in the city, but
finally he was given a pass to Reno.
When he arrived there he found a
friend who cashed a check for him
which supplied him -with money to
Still in Business.
Our San Francisco paper house, A.
Zellerbach & Sons, sent out the fol
lowing circular letter:
Oakland, CaL, April 23, -190G.
To the Public :
We beg to announce that we have
established temporary headquarters at
511 Eleventh Street. At the present
time we have a fair stock of Wrapping
Paper on hand. We also have large
shipments of all kinds of Printing and
Wraping Papers on the way, which are
due to arrive here in a few days.
We have a large and complete stock
in Los Angeles from which place we
will be able to execute any orders with
reasonable promptness. We ask the
indulgence of our patrons until! such
time as we can secure full and com
All prices will remain as formerly.
Thanking you for past favors and
soliciting a continuance of the same,
we beg to remain,
A. Zellorbach & Sons.
A Mr. Bond, brother of the old
resident W. R. Bond, arrived here
from Seattle Monday to settle up Mr.
Bond's affairs In this county. W. R.
Bond is au invalid and is living with
his brother at Seattle. The raueh in
Warner will probably bo put on the
market for sole. It is one of the best
small stock rauchos in the county.
SEASON WILL BE
OliE OF ACTIVITY,
Honeyed Men of the East
TIMBER LANDS ARE IN DEMAND
Southeastern Oregon Attracting
Attention From Over
V. Conn who passed through here
on his way to Paisley a few days ago.
waa returning from a trip through
California and Oregon. He spent
much time in studying the situation
in tbe different parts of the country
he visited and made many inquiries
as to the intentions of parties who are
now investigating the different sec
tions of Oregon with a view to invest
ing money. He believes that Lake
and Klamath counties are just now at
tracting more attention than any
other part of the state from men of
capital who have left the overcrowded
Easern states to seek Investment of
their money In the West. While sev
eral of the valley sections, Douglas
county, especially, are in line for rap
id development, it is his opinion that
Southeastern Oregon is offering more
favorable inducements for the invest
ment of capital than any other sec
tion. Mr. Conn was interviewed by
several moneyed men in reference to
this part of the state and while they
were gaining in formation he was not
idle. He informed us that some east
ern men were in the Bly country now
and were gradually working their way
east It is Mr. Conn's opinion that
J. J. Hill tho railroad magnate in
tends to parellel the Harriman lines
through Oregon, running east of Har
riman 's roads in order to pass through
the valleys of Eastern Oregon and
catch this trade. Mr. Hill has already
secured considerable land east of the
Cascades and has men in the field
looking for more.
Tbe coming summer promises to be
one of the most active in the history
of Eastern Oregon, and this county
will share equally in the activity.
Fell Down Deep Shaft..
Mrs. John Mulkey received a letter
from her sou Will, who is working in
the mines at Tonopah. Through the
courtesy of Mrs. Mulkey we were per
mitted to glean from her letter the
sad news of the death of Ben Stephens
in the Bellmont mines at Tonopah on
the 9th of ApriL Ben fell down a
411 foot shaft and for 180 feet went
head down before he struck the walla.
Where he struck tho whole top of his
head from the mouth up was complete
ly torn off on one of the timbers. The
lifeless body tumbled on down to the
bottom of the deep shaft Ben and
Will Mulkey were stopping together
at the time.
Will says that 800 miners attended
the funeral, besides a large number of
Ben Stephens was for 20 years a res
ident of this place and nearly every
body in the county knew him. Hia
sad ending comes as a shock to his
numerous friends here. Ben, though
a wild sort of a boy, was good heart
ed, wholesouled and liked by all who
knew him. The manner in which he
met death was a sad affair, indeed, to
Klamath County Nominees.
R. A. Emmitt won the nomination
for county judge on the Ropublicau
ticket of Klamath county, Silus Oben-
chaiu was re-nominated for Buerirr.
Geo. Chastain was re-nominated on
both tickets for clerk, the Republicans
havinir no candidate. L. Alva Lewis
was nominated by the Republicans
for treasurer. J. B. Griffith was nom
inated by the Democrats for county
judge. There will be but four con
tacts fnr nffW In Klamath countv at
the general election iu June. Emmitt
and Urimtn wiutryror me juu(!umi,
and both parties will have candidates
for the offices of county commission
er. As there is but one important
office to contest for in the county the
voters will no doubt center on the
state ticket and as Klamath Fulls has
a candidate for the office of state
printer, J. Scott Taylor will probably
be the main feature of the election iu
our ueighbor county at the oomiug