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LAKE VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OIIEGON, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1900.
I). W. Earl & Company
Notify Patrons of
CHECKS ACCEPTED FOR FREIGHT
Compnny Only Hxacted Ca$p for
freight Charge for
Tli Horald'a crltlclHin in its Issue of
butt week, of t ho Nevada, Cfi) If or n In V.
Oregon Ry. Co., waa nut only unjust,
lutt it mlsroproaeiita tho foelluga of
tho buslueaa men ami ulsotho bust newt
IntoreMta of Lako county.
The furl tluit lh N C O. Ry. Co.,
liml to huve cash for freight charges
before goods would Ijo delivered, was
a requirement of Ihn Southern l'ucillc
Co., aud iui noon aa the latter coin
puny removed thin restriction the N
C O. through ita agonfs I). W. Karl A
Co., iroiupUy notified all ita patrona
that checks would la accepted In lieu
of rush in payments of all freight
charges, thereby re establishing the
same rule aa existed prior to the Kan
Tho business men of Lake county
fully reall.e that tho success of tho
N C I), railroad company meant it
intension to Lukeview and tho build
ing and tiperatiou of a railroad to
Ijiikoviow moans tho development
of tho magnificent resources of Lake
county, therefore, tho people of tho
county are not only friendly to the
interest 8 of tho N-C-O. Company, but
aro willing and anxloiiH to assist that
company In any way In their power,
financially and otherwise, in order
that tho road may Ik extended to tola
I). W. Karl & Co., shipping agents
for tho N-C-O. people, hnvo always
maintained a olicy most acceptable
to tho iMislneaa men of Lukeview, pay
ing out their own money on tho ad
vance charge of tho Southern Pacific
Co., and waiting :U days on tho cou
igncea for remittances. Thin policy
bus. permitted, iu many Instances, tho
merchants here to receive tho goods,
and turn them iuto cash with which
to pay tho freight, ft very liberal pol
icy, indeed, and one which tho busi
ness men hero appreciate very much,
ami to our knowledge, they, or at
leant u majority of them, were iiot
Incensed at tho railroad compauy or
1). W. Karl & Co., when tho timo
came that ciihIi nnit-t Ih demanded be
fore delivery of goods watt made, ax
tho period of audi order wiih ho bhort
as not to work any more of a hardship
than they could reiiHonably expect at
a result of Bt rained conditions. It
must bo remembered that tho railroad
companion wore hauling, free of charge
tho laiKO numbora of refugees from
Wan Francisco to ouy point they wish
ed to go, uovertholetw, their operating
expenses wore not In tho least, reduced
during tluit period, while a large part
of he revenue, in fact tho part from
.which railroad companioH roallzo
ready cash', wiih cut olf entirely, and
their poHltlou was nu extremely em
bnrrussiug one, as well an that of ship
per, consequently, tho domaud tor
cash for freight was not looked upon
by many us oppressive.
The following lottera sent out by I).
W. Karl & Co. from Madeline, Xho ono
establishing tho ciihIi IjhhIh', and the
ono revoking the order, bo cIoho to
gether, shows no (spirit oil tho urt of
the shipping ngeuta to cuuso their
putrous undue iuconveuience :
Madeline, Calif., April El, 11HM5.
To Our Patrons,
Aa you are awaro tho (lovornor of
California lms declined a legal holiday
throughout tho State for 30 daya. And
tho Governor of Nov. lma declared n
Legal Holiduy iu that State for at
loiiHt 0 daya.
In tho face of those facta tho K. 11.
Co. will not accept any thlug only
colu iu payment of It. It. charges.
Therefore wo will bo compelled to
demand tho buiiio of you, namely, that
you remit cash, not chocks, with each
order for freight until further notice.
We trust wo will not have to apply
thla rule long and that iu tho mean
time you will uot experience uuydilll
culty In mooting tho requirements.
We will mall all copies of Expense
I 1111m promptly, allowing all it. It.
Charges up to Madeline.
I). W. Karl A Co.
Madeline, Calif., May 1, J!"!.
To Our Patrons:
This will advlso that wo are now in
poaltlou to receive Check and Draft
In payment of Account, hImo to do
liver Freight to our regular customers
Id tho usual manner prevailing Iteforn
the San Francisco Disaster.
Our Htateinnuta for April htisluesH will
bo mailed In couth of a few daya,
and we will greatly appreciate tho
prompt attention of all our patron
from whom thero Is a balauco due,
ijt la our Intention to adviao lir this
letter that wo will carry on our bual
iii'wi iu tho aauie manner aa provaibxl
la-fore tho Dlauater.
Yours very truly,
1. W. Karl Sl Co.
It la eati mated by I'Vank J. Ilagen
barth, prealdent of tho National Live
stock HHHociHtion, and one of the di
rectora of the Wood Liveatock com
pany, of Salt Iake City that the
ahortngo in the l'.XX' wool clip in tho
UnlUl Statea will Ijo 40,000,0()()
lie baaea hla eatimalo on the ntute
meut of tho argi:ultural department
which plwea the entire losses of sheep
and the short aupply of wool produc
ing countries of the world that went-
eru wool will bo Hold this season at
from 21 to t!T cents per poud and ad
vises sheepmen to hold out for these
There is an actual shortage of wool
and the market starts out in Ixiudon
with a stiff advance in prices, and ho
is confident that western woolgiowers
can reap some of the benefits of the
high prices of wool if they do not sell
early and become alarmed at tho re
ports of some commission meu and
scattering buyers who hammer down
tho markets at every oppoituuity.
Kaglo, Canyon City.
Tho following article clipped from
tho Sacramento lice, shows tho status
of the wool grown s and buyers in
ItKl) liLUKF, May 2. Yesterday
waa salcwlay of the Tehama County
Wool Growers' Association, but no
wool was sold here.
Thero wero two San Francisco buy
ers ou the ground w ho interviewed the
wool growers, but uo price was
The wool growers are asking from
28 to 110 cents a ouud for their clips,
which la tho highest price asked for
wool here In many years. Wool is said
to be very dry aud clean this season,
which adds a few cents to its value.
Ono wool buyer acknowledged today
that tho price would go over 25 cents,
but ho said ho did not think that auy
wool would bring 'X cents.
Tho closeuess of tho money market
will afreet sales somewhat.
Many have nol yet sheared their
sheep, and not over one-third of the
wool has been brought in.
Mr. Oliver, chief of tho corps of N.
C. O. surveyors, arrived hero from
When interviewed by the leading
residents of our town, in regard to the
intentions of the N. C. O., Mr. Oliver
stated that extension work would be
pushed through rapidly, aud that be
fore the snow flies next full the road
will bo extended as far at least as
Likely, and probably as far as Al
turas. Surveyors are now busy placing
grade stakes along the proposed route,
and by the first of June it is thought
that actual construction will begin.
Mr. Duuaway is uow in the East, but
will be back in the next mouth, to
superintend the work of extending tho
While Mr. Oliver could make no
detlnate statements iu regard to
w hether tho road w ill come to Alturas,
ho seemed to think the prospects uro
favorublo, providing the people along
the route give a right of way for the
The compauy has ou hand rails
enough to build tho road as fur us
Likely, no the question of when the
road w ill be extended really depends
ou whether sufllcient rails can be ob
tainod. Alturas New Era,
Mr. N. S. McKenaey , proprietor of
the O. A C. tolegruph Hue from here
to Jtouo, arrived here lust Thursduy.
Ho cumo over tho lino from Susuuvillo
to look after it, and will remain here
several days, relieving Oporutor
liurko, who is tukiug a luyolf,
OREGON & EASTERN
ROAD TO LAKE VIEW.
Line From East and West Road to Extend
South to Meet the N-C-O. Road.
Chief Engineer J. It. Graham, of the
Ofegnn Kastcrn railroad, building
across the state from Ontario wa.t,
was in Klamath Falls recently, aud
Informed tho editor of tho Klamath
Fulls Itepubllcan that he had a corps
of 20 engineers on the preliminary
survey, and as soon aa the preliminary
survey was completed they would l
gln the permanent survey.
It seems to be the general belief
that the Oregon Kan tern intends to
run a road from Ontario to connect
with the Southern Pacific line into
Kastern Oregon aud south through
Klamath Fall aud thence recrossing
the mountains to the old Portland -Aan
Frncisco road. Mr. Graham also
Hotm Shoeing Machine.
Messrs Humes & Woodcock, black
smiths, have installed a patent horse
shoeing machine for shoeing wild or
vicious horses. The machine baa
every appearance of being a successful
contrivance for holding wild borsea
while they are being shod, and does it
in a manner which reduces the
chancea of injury to the animal to a
minimum. There seems to be abso
lutely uo chance for the horse to hurt
himself or the shoer in the operation.
We visited tho liarnes Sc Woodcock
shop on the day the aparatua waa giv
en its first trial, and witnessed the
performance of putting a horse in the
stocks, and mock shoeing. The ani
mal is led to the wull tho same aa if
it were to tie shod in the old way,
thero being no close stall or anything of
the kind to force the horse Into.
When be is securely fastened to tbe
wall with a halter made to patent his
knocking his head against the upright
pieces; and which holds the horse
from either running forward or back
ward, the heavy sido pieces are swung
iuto place, forming a close stall.
Hopes are then placed both iu front
and behind the horse and made fast
aud a canvass swing is thrown
under the animal and be iawiudlassed
up so that he barely rests on bis feet.
Now u long iron arm with a trap
clamp at tho lower end is put iu place
and justified according to tho beighth
of tho horse and the position ho is
standing, w hich justification is quick
ly made and changed with ratchets.
Thlong arm reaches down and grasps
tho auklo of tho bqrse, a trap being
sprung by contact with tho ankle.
Mr. bad horse now finds himself
powerless to move. The arm is
drawu up aud either forward or back
ward, w ith a ratchet and is held in a
most convenient position for the foot
to be pared and the shoe nuilod ou.
Tho forward movement is made for
clinching and dressing the hoof. The
trap is then tripped and tho foot re
leased, the operation is repeated for
each foot to bo shod. Tho ropes
loosened and tho frames swung back
aud the anlmul released without a
chance to struggle against tho tim
bers and injure himself.
Last Thursduy a telegram was receiv
ed by Forest Supervisor Hogue, from
the Department at Washiugtou, giving
permission to admit stock to tho War
ner Forest Reserve on April 21th.
This was welcome news to all stock
owners, as the feed is iu good condi
tion ou the roservo, aud stock will do
Isauo Robiuett, the prosperous
runcher of Willow Ranch, returhed
homo lust week from San Francisco,
where ho hud gone to see if his sou
wua safe after tho disaster.
A. M. Miler, tho contractor, mude a
brief visit to Bldwell last week, aud
while there made arrangements to
build u large hotel for soino parties
from the southern part of tho State.
This week be "returned, tuking with
him a crew of carpenters, and begau
to construct the buildiug.
A party of live experienoed miners
from below passed through hero lust
Thursday, on their way to investigate
prospects ut New Pine Creek.
The Alturas Huslness College of this
place closed last Friduy for tho Bum
mer aoatlon. Tho term of school just
closed has been tt very successful ono,
aud we predict a brilliant future for
tho college. Alturas New Era. (Yes;
w lh we had ouo iu Lakevlow.
stated that. "There will, in all prob
ability, be a road through Lake
view to connect with the N. C. O.
It will touch Lakevlew," he said "or
as near there as grades will permit,
and make a junction with the N-C-O.
at Alturas, in Modoc county, Calif.,
for 1 understand the N. C. O. is to be
extended to that city." The Repub
lican comments upon Mr. Graham 'a
remarks about the Lakevlew roud as
follows: t "It is very evident that
Mr. Graham knew more about the
roud south than he cured to tell. Re
garding the other two lines he was
more communicative, and bis conver
sation made it quite plain that these
roads would be constrcuted at once
(W nttcn by Hon. W. T. Creuler.J
Another pioneer and prominent cit
izen of Lake County, Oregon, and Mo
doc county, California, has "crossed
the river." t
From the home of his childhood
and the scene of his boyhood daya
the telegraph sends the sad news that
Warren D. Whittemore'a labors on
earth have ended.
Mr. Wb ittemore was born in tbe
State of Maine, C7 years ago and died
April 27th, V.M at Lisbon Falls, Maine
and now sleeps the sleep that knows
no wi.king at tbe side of bis wife.
He waa married twice, both wives
have preceded bim to the grave lie
was a charter member of North East
Lodge, No. 200, A. F. fc A. M. at
Fort Bldwell, . California, a zealous
Mason in excellent standing at tbe
time of his death. Of a family of
seven children only one survives him
a sister 7G years of age, residing in
Uondoinham, Maine. He waa one of
the wealthiest men in Lake or Modoc
counties, bis possessions consisting of
land, cattle, horses, bank and corpor
ative stocks, mortgages and money in
three States, California, Oregon and
He is a large stock bolder in the
Warner Valley Stock Company and one
of the largest in the First National
Hank of Lakeview, of which be was
one of tbe principal founders and for
which be made ample provisions, to
protect that Association.
He was the founder and principal
owner of the W. B. Whittemore Land
&, Livestock Co. and the Lakeshore
Land & Cattle Company in Modoc
Ho bad no children and left no rela
tives ou the Pacific Coast.
Wheu a boy he marketed the pro
ducts of a farm near Boston, Mass.,
in that city and hearing of tbe fabu
lous wealth of the gold mines of Cal
ifornia ho startod for the New Eldora
do "and arrived iu San Francisco
when it was hardly more than a vil
lage ,aud engaged as a Buss driver for
a timo, and long before street cars
were in use. From there he went to
Nevada City, worked in the mines
aud until his finances gave out, be
then went to Fort Bid well, Calif., in
the early sixties aud procured a con
tract for hauling wood to the Govern
ment Fort at that pluce.
Ho soon saw tho possibilities of this
country aud at once concluded to cast
bis lot here.
Ho wus'one of tho early pioneers of
Modoc county, Calif., aud' one of the
very first to realize the value of water
iu a Bomi-arid country aud ho was
among tho very first to divert the
mountain streams from their original
course outo tho dry and rich lands ad
jacent thereto. He soou became so
ubsorbod iu mnuy enterprises for
tho rapid improvement of tho unpro
ductive aud arid but rich lauds iu his
neighborhood that ho lost sight of his
other duties ns a citizen.
Iu tho lino of labor he laid out for
himself and which he uursued with
uutiriug vigileuce uutil nearly tho eud
, of bis life, bis judgment was unerring
and noarly iufallablo uud it was a com
. moil thing for his neighbors aud ac
(quulntauces to carefully wutch bis
business methods aud follow in his
footsteps so far us business was con
cerned. Ho was houest, truthfull, critical
uud patient but exacting and timid.
Wm. II. Shirk and S. O. Creasler of
Lakevlew, Oregon are the executors
of his will. "Peace to hla aidies."
Circuit Court Docket.
The following casea are on the Cir
cuit court-calander for the coining
session of court. There are several
casea continued, which will be taken
up and either continued or dropped,
not mentioned here, they having been
passed over from one term to another
for several years.
Frank Kchlechtl L F Conn for P.
vh 1 to recover money
Geo. Schlecht )
State of Oregon I W J Moore for V.
A W Manrlnj?
aa clerk, et al.
J M Batchelder. I).
cutrlx of I). It.
Calif. & Oregon
ny, et al.
E M Brattaln.
W J Moore for P.
to Quit title
J D Venator, P.
For Partition '
Frank Loveless j J M Batchelder, D.
Emma B Redden J M Batchelder.P.
J as. B Redden J
Gertrude Bowman Batchelder, P.
Guy T. Bowman )
Rose Ambrose ) Batchelder for P.
J F Ambrose )
The Warner Valley Stock Co., rep
resented by Covert & Stapleton and
C. A. Cogswell, have 8 cases against
W. II. Cooper, Oakley Clark. S. Dix
on, Ierry Heriington, D. T. Foekett,
J. E, Dunuevan, J. II. Gren, J, L.
Morrow, who are represented by
John Hall and E. B. wataon.
Other cases may be filed next Mon
day, against Wert, Lee and Vlnyard.
Stock Inspector Clarkson Returns.
Stock Inspector J. F. Clarkson re
turned Monday from a trip over the
county inspecting the conidtiona of
sheep on the ranges. He informed us
that therT trace of scab in several
bands but not a single old case, which
ia saying a great deaL Never before
have the sheep been free of old cases
of scab. If the sheepmen will dip
properly all the cases that exist can
be easily cured. He says their per
sistent patch doctoring has almost
eliminated bad cases of scab in all the
bands. There will be practically no
loss of wool this spring on account of
scabby sheep, and the wool is of ex
cellent quality aa a result thereof.
Feed ou the range is short yet, but
prospects pre good for plenty of fee
this summer. The sheep are not fat,
but are strong. Mr. Clarkson believes
the loss will be between 15 aud 20 per
cent, although it is impossible yet to
make au accurate estimate, as none of
the bands nave been counted and the
only means ot knowing at this time
what the loss has been, is by the
number each owner knows has died
from bis band. The good quality of
the wool and the saving of all of it,
together with the advanced price wool
will bring this spring, will almost, if
not quite bring the annual income in
the county from wool sales, regardless
of the loss is numbers.
Mr. Claikson is feeling greatly im
proved in health, and he lays tbe
change to tbe hardships he endured
ou the first part of tbe trip.
The federal graud jury adjourned
lust Saturday, after returning indict
ments aguinst the following prom
inent persons: O. M. Elkius, Jack
Combs, D. F. Stoffa, Judge M. E.
Brink, Thos. II. Watkins, of Prine
villo; and B. F. Allen, A. C. and J.
H. Palmer, E. N. White of Portland ;
and M. Alpiu, E. Dorgau, F. J.
Devlne, J. J. Collins, of Albany ; J.
W. Hopkins of Vancouver; W. W.
Brown of Seattle; and several Eastern
millionaires and wealthy timber men
Kate Woodcock Dead.
The sad news was received here
Tuesday that Miss Kate Woodcock
died at a Los Angelos hospital ou
Mouday, after a severe operatlou.
The uews was a sad shock to Miss
Woodeock's many friends here, where
bIio resided for several years. She was
u sister of Mrs. O. W. Johnson, aud
E. E. Woodcock and the daughter of
Mr. aud Mrs. W. D. Woodcock of
A. N. Lapham came over from
Barnes vulley Tuesday after a loud of
grain. He is buildiug a large reser
voir near bis rauch for irrlgutiou pur
Harry Draper of Spokane
Runs Him Down
GIVES LIFE WITHOUT STRUGGLE.
Declined Last Opportunity to Kill
tils Pursuers and Died
Like 8 Do jf.
With courage unsurpassed. Harry
Draper, accompanied by Deputy Sher
iff Morden, of Multnomah County,
Detective Vaughn, of Portland, and
Sheriff Culver, of Marion County,
Wednesday morning followed tbe
bloodhounds into the brush where
Frank Smith lay concealed, and fired
a bullet through the brain of tbe mur
erer of Officer Hanlon, Sheriff Shaver
and Captain O. D. Henderson. With
out firing a shot or even drawing his
revolver, Smith met his death.
Crouched behind a log in a patch of
brush a half mile south of New Era,
be had countless opportunities to take
the lives of pursuers who passed along
the railroad track about 30 feet away,
yet for reasons which will never be
known he lay quietly in his hiding
fclace and met death like a dog.
Smith was killed a few minutes after
11 o'clock Wednesday forenoon at the ,
end of a ten-days' career of crime,
equalled in Oregon only by the deeds
of Harry Tracy and David Merrill.
His record includes the robbery of the
poatoffice at Troutdale, April 22, his
escape from the Portland City Jail
April 23 by swinging hand over hand
along an electric wire 40 feet from the
ground, his robbery of a jewelry store
and shooting of Policeman Hanlon at
Oregon City in the early hours of
April 24, the robbery of a store at
Canby on the 25th, the shooting of
Sheriff Shaver, of Clackamas County,
and Captain O. D. Henderson, at
Woodburn, on tbe 27th, and a success
ful effort at concealment for four daya
ending with his appearance at Canby
early on the morning of May 1, and
bis death at New Era a few hours
Sues for $50,000.
It will be remembered from an ar
ticle published in Tbe Examiner about
five months ago that Sain ' & Keith,
publishers of the Coos Bay Harbor at
North Bend, this state, were sued for
libel by one Mr. Kinney. Informa
tion was filed against them and they
were placed under 8200 bonds, Mr.
Keith gave bonds but Mr. Sain refus
ed, and was taken to Coquille and
there lodged in the county jail, where
he remained for 36 hours, when friends
volunteered to bail him out.' It now
develops that said Kenney failed
to appear to prosecute the case, and
Mr. Sain has sued him for 150,000
damages for false imprisonment.
Messrs Sain & Keith are still publish
ing the Harbor and do not seem to
have retracted one iota the alleged
libelous article. Mr. Sain who assum
es the" editorship of the Harbor, has
tbe courage to back bis convictions.
lia little experience in newspaper
work in this county acquainted the
people bere of his bull-headed and
fearless methods of writing. Mr. Sain
is a veteran newspaper man, having
conducted several very influential
publications, and is a writer of con
siderable note, whose imaginative fac
ulties have led bim into novel produc
tion a number of times. He was the
promoter of the Oregon Potash Co.,
which will no doubt be one of the
chief industries of this county when
transportation facilities are at easy
command. If these works develop
into anyhting like their estimated
value, Mr. Sain will count his wealth
by the millions and Lake county will
be the richest county in Oregon ; bo
let us hope for Mr. Sain 'a vindica
tion. Senator Fulton was advised by boo
rotary of the interior on April 20,
that it is inipractiable to proceed
with the Mulheur project, complica
tions over the individual holdings aud
tho railroad right-of-way preventing
it. Lauds withdrawu will be restored
to public entry under the Carey and