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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1906)
LAKKVIKW, LAKE COUNTV, Oil KG ON, THURSDAY, AUG 2;, iyoc.
ROAD LAND HAS
Colonists to Develop Por
tion of Lake County.
URGE UNO DEAL COMPLETED.
5trlpof Land Runs I'ast Lakeview
Richest Part Lie In (loo
, Lake Valley.
Render of Tho Examiner will re
ihkuiIht tlireo week ago thl paper,
lu mentioning tho vllt in Lakeview
of Mr. J. C. McElroy aud II. H. Hun
ter, stated that tho object t,,H'r
visit was of groat Importance, details
of w bleb we were not at liberty to
make public ut tlmt titno. but had tho
promise of authority to publish tho
deal mi Mr. McKlroy nulliuod It to ti.
Accordingly, on tho Hth of August a
deal wm made In Portland between
tho W. H. 8. Trimble Co. of James
town, N. I J. utul tho Booth-Kelley
Lumber Co. of Eugene, thin state,
whereby tho entire strip of laud
known through thin country a tho
Road land, from tho East boundniy of
tho Cascade Forest rosurvo to tho East
pouudnry of tho state, nlwut GUI,)
itcroH of hind teamo tho property of
tho forinor company for tho purchase
price of rrtio.im Tho gentleman who
ptomied in tho new fullillod hi
promlne, but an tho doal wan made on
the llth, tho letter did not twh us
lu time for our Issue of tho 10th, con
otioi)tly w wm comMlled to wait
till thl week to complete our promlne
to our reader made a few week ago.
Following I tlio doi'd jjccok'U of
tho deal :
Tho ir iiu-ipul puichjtser uro tho
Hunter Land Company, of Miuue
a poli t, Minn., anil Richard Syke, a
ctipltalUt of Santa Barbarba, Cal.
Asaoclatd with them aro tho V. II. S.
Trimblo Company, of Jamen'owu, N.
H. and Andrew E. JoIiiihou, vice pres
ident of tho Hunter IjuuI Company
aud president of tho A. E. Jobnon
limi Jt Steamship Company.
Tho strip of land In known on tho
Oregon map ' tho Orison Central
Military Road grant, mado in July
lsoV aul over which there wan much
litigation up to a few years ago. Four
year ago, or thereabouts, tho entire
tract of land from Eugene to tho cant
cru boundary of Oregon passed into
tho hand of tho liooth Kelley Lum
tier Company of Eugene, which com
pany retain that portion lying thru
tho Cascade forest reserve and upon
which tho greater portion of tho tim
Lor HtaudH, aud that part which lies
iuside tho Klamath Reservation.
It hatt a width of 12 mile throng
out, and la approximately 1125 mliea in
length. There in a atrip of about 2o
in lien between tho Klamath reservation
and tho Cascado Rungo forest rewrva
tion J 00 miles between Klamath aud
Lakovlow, and 210 mile cant of Luku
vfow. Tho Portland Oregoniau ha tho
following concerning tho deal:
'Tho purchaHo of this glgautic tract
of tho Oregon domain I tho iultiutlvo
step In an oxtouivo colonization pro
ject. Realizing tho richness and fu
ture possibilities of tho Oregon coun
try, tho capitalit8 havu assumed tho
holdings with tho idea of nettling tho
land. Their idea, a outlined by Mr.
II. A. Hunter who, with Richard
SkyeH, Iiuh boen inutrumental in clott
ing tho deal, I to bring in homeneek
cr and permanently develop the coun
try. Tho llrbt atep lu thl procedure
i to be taken up immediately, but it
i a not expected that any coiiHiderable
portion of tho laud will bo colonized
until tho diirerout lailnmd ooinpnule
who aro now heading into Central
Oregon shall havo extended their line
mid tapped tho region in which thi
Uofore bringing tho deal to a climax
Mr. Hunter spout several woeka exam
ining tho laud. Ho wu accompanied
by J. C. McElroy, an examiner in the
employ of tho Hunter Laud Company.
Together they went over tho entire
routo, making a thorough Investiga
tion. Their report wa favorable.
Mr. Skye immediately came to
Portland, and ho ha been registered
at tho Hotel Portland for the pubt two
weeks. A week ago Mr. Huuter join
ed him, and since that time tho two
have been almost coimtuntly in con
ference with It. A. nootli, of Die
Hooth Kelly Company. Numerou do
tal! have to be attended to in bring
ing about n traiiHuctiou of xo great a
maKiiltude, but yesterday tho lout
step were taken. Contract wtr;
nixiicd, payment made and a till" l
tho Hlrlp transferred.
Ko great i tho lentilh of the ntiip
Mold that the land 1 of varying char
acter. The richest section I tint
lyliiK In tho Oooho Lake diMtiiel.
Thl 1 very fertile, being productive
of many vat let lea of fruit, hay aim
other agricultural product. Thl hind
wa cxtimated eHpeclnlly IiIkIi by Mr.
Hunter in making recommendalioiiH
to til anHoclatcH, aud during hU trip
over tho routo he took dozen of pie
tuoH of, Irli fatm aceue, the vlewn
having no small (Influence on his a
iM'late who hail not prouaIly in
spected the laud.
The land, both eat and went of the
(Sooho 1.H Ue Valley, I for the most
part hiiilable tor gruziug purposed,
although portions are now covered
only with sagebrush. -
Irrigation in expected to work won
d"T lu certlan parts of tho laud that
ha leen IniUKht. In tho Oooho lnke
Vafiey counrty, especially , several ir
ritation scheme are now project ihI.
Mr. Huuter aud hi aiciates have
also acqul-od title to tho laud includ
ed in these project aud will them
selves develop tho projects for the en
richment of their holding. The new
owner also intend at a subsequent
date to di'Velop Irrigation scheme on
other portions of their new holdings.
Among the railroad which it is ex-jKH-ted
will tap the now largely unde
veloped laud I the line of tho Bouth
heru 1'acillc which 1 now being ex
tended from Weed into tho Klamath
country. This lino will run some dis
tance on tho old road grant and is
counted Uou as a great ad to colon
ization. It was at the rUnt of sev
eral Harrlmau otllclals, asserts Mr.
Hunter, that he originally Ixvuiue in
terested In the land. The ryitfoad
company wa anxious lnr xhu 'j.ifiw'to
U) developed aud asked him to come
in and loud impetus to a colonization
Another ami more easterly portion
of tho strip till to reached by the line
which i coming in from the southeast
and is commonly believed to be con
trolled by tho (iould interests. This
iue, which Is a narrow-guuge, but
may be changed to standard, was for
merly owned by Moran Ilros., but is
'now recognized a tho property of the
Western Pacific. It extend from
lieuo, Nov., aud will no doubt pene
trate the exact region in which the
tract lies. With the advent of these
lines, tho purchasers of the military
road strip nelleve that their coloniza
tion project cau bo developed very
Mr. Hunter and Mr. Sykos, after
fulminating tho deal yesterday, left
on the night train for Seattle.
"Wo aro very well satisfied with our
purchase, " said Mr. Hunter. "We
believe that there are great possibil
ities ahead for the country in which
wo now have so largo a holding. We
intend to put forth every eflort for
the development of this section, and
wo know that, with tho tine climate
aud the natural richness of tho soil,
our eirorts must meet with success.
"There aro about 200,000 acres ot
our purchase which w ill bo available
for agricultural purposes, accordiug
to the conclusions we have reached
from extensive investigations. Near
ly all of tho remaining acreago is suit
able for grazing and stock raising.
Thoro is very little tlmbor' upon tho
part of the strip which we have
bought, and our object has not boon
to Acquire timber land."
The Huuter Laud Company is uu
derstood to be one. of the largest con
cerns operating in acreage tracts in
the United States.
Mining Strike Widely Known.
Mr. K. A. Kaaseu representing tho
Polk Washington nud Oregon Direc
tory Publishing Co., is lu Lakeview
thi week in tho interests of that firm.
Ho hsvs that lu all tho towns and
cities he has visited excitement is high
over tho rich gold strikes in this
conuty and the possibilities for the
country developing into a rich agri
cultural Held. He says there seems to
be tnoio excitement in Honttlu and
Portland over this county than there
is here. What is tho matter, tho pco
plo here kuow what they have and are
Frank Koggora sold 10(X) head of
wether lambs to L. Adams of Eagle
ville at 2.2T) per heud.
MINERS RETURN ALL
MAKE GOOD REPORTS.
Report that Tonopah Mining Men Offered
To Bond Mine for $100,000.
Mr. 8. V. Kehart returned from the
mine last week, and although ho did
not locate a claim for himself, he
speaks In praiseworthy terms of the
prospects, and hi reasons for not
taking a claim were that he did not
have the time to prospect, and the
txwt claims that were lu sight were
all taken. Mr. Kehart believes thete
is a better chance for a man of some
menus to get in on tho grouDd floor
if some of the best claims aud help to
Hii- f'u t that rnoct of the lr-t min
ing claim are already taken in the
Coyote Hill district, or any other
new mining district, for that matter,
need not be an obstacle in the way of
co.iii' to the mines. Many a man
has become a millionaire from mining
ventures who never located a claim in
his life. They simply developed those
located by somo one else. They were
on the ground in time to tako the
We ore reliably informed that Dr.
W. 11. Patterson of Reno was the
actual putchaser of the Ayres tenth
intercttt In tho Wade Plummer mine,
With the mining excitement last
week, we had in this part of the coun
try a heavy electric storm, accompaa
ied by heavy rains, aud cloud burst,
doing a great deal of datnago from
Adel to Twenty Mile. At Geo. Mau
piu's place tho cloud burst spent its
fcrce, and for a time, his house was
in dauger, but the-water turned and
hit a hay stack, cutting the center out
and turning the end ar'ound in shape
of an L, the garden- was ruined and
all irrigating ditches filled up.
Tho Deputy tiame Warden, J. J.
Straw is in our jit it of the state, and
we sincerely hope his visit will help
to protect the fluuy tribe. As we have
much needed hi assistance in the
protection of our fish, as the streams
afford great sport to our citizens, what
would be our outing if it was uot for
tho llnuy tribe.
At Mud Creek, Cumas and Deep
Creek the last mouth family after fam
ily have been engaged the pleasure of
camping on these beautiful streams.
S. F. Ahlstrom and John Venator
and fumily are in the moutafns, they
became lost and wandered around un
til they found relief at Crane Lake, )
where they were put on the right j
track for tho camp Do Light at Deep
D. V. Huowgooso of Ft. Didwell j
visited the mines this last week, and j
r.. turn. i.l l.v thn wnv of Kacn Hon. ho :
had enough samples to keep him busyj
for a mouth.
Thursday ulght at Plush a prize
light took place out in the Areuu on
llroadwajj If that ia what you might
call It, betweeu haymakers aud sheep
herders. Plush is taking on a boom,
it keeps John Morris from morning
until evening bohindJ.he counter, his
goods were soon exhausted and he
phoned to his near by friends to send
him a new supply by fast freiglt,
which arrived iu timo for the rush.
The Misses Barry's of the City were
out for a few days outing at Horse
Prairie last week, while there they
assisted their Uncle Bill iu moving his
household goods to parts unknown.
McCarthy Como Dwon, was moving
his sheep camp this week, and behold
we camo upon his camp and what was
he doing with Billy? we took ft to be
our old white mare fighting flies in
the shade, and it was poor Billly Ooat
entangled In a rope.
Mr. aud Mrs. C. C. Lotltus' little
daughter Gladys met with a painful
accidont Friday morning while driv
ing horses from the pasture, tho sad
dle turned aud 6he fell on her head
and arm , bending tho left fore arm,
It was found not to bo broken, they
straightened it and bandaged it up
aud it is doiii nicely.
When a mining excitement will ex
cite old cow boys, thut in all their
lives nevor saw a rush, stand bauds in
pockets, and waudtr if tho end ia not
far oir and in the race the poor old
womau lost her potatoes by leaving
little Billy Massiugill aud Assayor
Ayres to deliver them.
for which ho pnid 100O, Mr. C. E.
McCleary making the purchase some
weeks ago. Mr. Patterson is also in
ten led in other Pine Creek mines.
'Nothing has len hoard from Dr.
W. II. Patterson of Keno and Mr.
Mernardy of Tonopah, the mining
men who went to the Coyote Hills last
week. These gentlemen returned by
way of Hid well, and were very reti
cent a to what they thongbt of tho
proHjiects. We understand that Mr.
Patterson offered to bond tho LjRtu
mine for flOOMl, paying them PIU.OOO
down, but it i thought that Lofrtus
Pro-, wi'.l not take that fkrure. Home
reports are to the effect that no lodge
lms l-eu found, but Ueorgo Aryea,
the itrHuyer, say he thinks Loll'lus
Pro, are on the ledgo now. There is
one thing sure, that rock came from
a very rich ledge not far distant, and
even if it has not yet been discover
ed, some one will find it before long;
the wholo country will be tore up.
Several Tonopah mining men are
arriving at the strike and actual de-
' velopment of the prospects is looked
After six weeks of continuous hot
weather cooler weather prevails.
Haying is progressing toward the
close, neatly all smaller ranches have
finished, which affords full crews for
Immediately upon receipt of news
of .Windy Hollow strike, a L. With
ers, W. II. Tucker and W. Y. Miller
hiked for the mines and secured good
locations. Lat Saturday L. P. Klip
pell, Chas Campbell and Mr. Theim
started, Mr. Theim has spent some
time at Tonopah and his judgment as
to whether it resembles that great
mining country or not, will be valu
able. Others will go as soon as hay
ing is over.
The school board is having the
school house painted and otherwise
thoroughly renovated for the coming
school year. P. J. Brat tain baa great
ly improved his city residence by a
new coat of paint. '
Mr. and Mrs. Random have return
ed to their farm near Paisley satisfied
after spending winter in Cailf. and
Oregon points, thatLake Co. is good
enough for them.
Mr. and Mrs. Phelps have taken
possession of property they purchased
of II. . E. Reed and already are genuine
Mr. aud Mrs. Hubble from Eugene
city have beon visiting the lady's
brothers A. A. and B. W. Farrow.
Mr. J. N. Taylor and family who
have resided here for the last ten
years w ill soou return to the parental
home iu Nebraska to remain. Mr.
aud Mrs. Taylor are the kind of set
tlers we need aud their many friends
hope the superior climate of Oregon
will soon woo them back.
L. S. Aiusworth's smiling face is
again soen behind the counter of the
Paisley Mercantile Co.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Blair,
Letter From Ariiona.
Old John, knowu aud addressed as
Lakeview John, received a letter from
his son Frank John, who is attending
school iu Phoenix, Arizona, a short
time ago, which shows that the youug
man is rapidly learning the ways and
language of tho white man. John says
pretty soou, three more years, his boy
come back hero and got a job iu sorae
store, or school, as teacher. The let
ter follows :
Mr. Lakeview John,
Dear Old Father:
Thia atfeinoou I will wrie you a
short letter, in order to let you know
how I am getting aloug hero lu Wil
liams, Arizona. Well, Dear old Fath
er, I'm getting uloiig very nicely yet.
We came here last mouth, June 2nd,
from Phoenix, Williams is 31 miles.
We are working ou a railroad between
Williams and Grand Cuuyou. Twouty
j Phoenix school boys-are here; n 0 and
my friend Tommy Ochiho, are here
also. - Forty more boy are going to
be here tonight from Phoenix Indian
SchooL We had a good time in Wil
liams on the Fourth of July. 1.V)
Riverside Indian boys are here too.
We had a baa ball game July 3rd for
?', and we won the game; 3 to 23 was
the score. The next day, July 4tb, we
had a ball game between Asb Fork
and Indian team. We played Williams
team July 3d and ou the 4th we play
ed Ash Fork team for U00. We play
ed 12 innings- Jn the Mb inning the
score was 6 to 6, bo they played an
other inning, and the score was 7 to
7. In the 12th lining the score was 10
to 8. Everbyody said that was the
hottest game ever played on the Wil
liams base ball ground between Indian
team and white men team. I was
catcher of the Indian team. Seven
Sherman school boys and me and Wil
sey were the only two from Phoenix
school, and we were done nicely. It
we Lad the Phoenix Indian School
ball team here we would beat them.
I do not know when we will go back
to Phoenix. Saturday we go to Grand
Canyon, Sherman boys and Phoenix
boys. I would like to know bow every
t ody are getting along out there. I
have received your letter before I
came here. 1 received it on Friday
and uext day came here, and yon said
you wanted two horses for my buggy.
Well, dear old Father, I don't care,
you can do that if yon' ask Lottie
John as I promised to let her have it
the buggy. How ia Lottie John get
ting? Please tell her to write a letter
to me. I "nope the Indians bad good
time on the 4th of July. When we left
Williams yesterday evening there
were crowded in 8 cars all Indians,
about 170 school boys, and the rest of
them are outside Indians.
J If you write a letter to me please
write to Phoenix Indian SchooL
From your boy
History of Road Land.
The Oregon Central military road
grant is one of the most historic
strips of land in the state. Lpon July
2, it was donated from tho Fed
eral domain to the State of Oregon
for tho purpose of constructing a high
way from Eugene across tho state to
the Idaho boundary. The Oregon
Legislature, October 24 of the same
year, transferred the land to the Ore
gon Central Military -Road Company,
in consideration of the construction
of the desired road. B. J. Pengra,
who was Surveyor-General of Oregon,
was instrumental in obtaining the
The tract waa owned by the original
company up to four yeara ago. At
that time a survey of the strip was
made by the Surveyor-General of the
state at the request of tho Booth-Kel-ley
Lumber Company. This turvey
was approved early in 1003 and title
to the entire tract was assumed by the
California & Oregon Land Company,
which is practically another name for
the Booth-Kelly Company. This com
pany has held the land intact which
ia sold at the present time. Title at
this time is made through the Oregon
Land & Livestock Company, which
ia simply an intermediate company,
not affecting the sale in any way.
Business College OPens Sept.. 10.
Prof. Goo. F. Bigley was here Satur
dav and Sunday, having returned
from Sun Francisco, where he made all
the necessary arrangements for open
lng the Business College in Lakeview.
He employed a first-class instructor
whilo iu the city, who will be here iu
time to open the College September
10th, which date was decided upon in
stead of August 27, by reason of the
contiuued warm weather. Prof. Big
ley has secured the brick building
adjoiuing the Thornton Drug Store
ou tho south, aud will have the place
remodled and calcimined inside, par
titioned off conveniently for the pur
pose. In a short time, probably next
week, we w ill publish the course of
study to be tuught iu the Business
College. Already Prof. Bigley has re
ceived a number of applications for
admittance, and would be glad to hear
from all those w ho desire to atteud the
College. Such parties may addVess
him at Alturas or send to The Exam
iner for information, which will be
supplied by him through this oflke
until such timo as tho Professor cau
be here to attend to such matters.
Arthur Florence, formerly with the
Lakeview Mercantile Co., who has
been traveling for the S. &, W. Co.,
for a year, baa accepted a position
with the Mercantile Co., aud re
turned hero Tuesday.
Low on Supplies.
BUTERS ARE GOING BACK EAST.
Oregon Wools the Best Seller on
The Wool harkets of
I he East.
Of all the Western wool on the East -
era market, Oregon stock is one of the
liveliest sellers, according to advices
just received. Quite a few SO lot
bales have licen moved at Boston at 71
and 75 cents for Eastern No. 1 staple
and at 67 and C8 cents for No. 1 cloth
ing. Other transactions of importance
are reported to be on the point of con
summation. In this state thing are
rapidly quieting down. A few small
transactions have taken place this
week east of the mountains at a range
of 15 to 13 cents.
Tho season ia also practically closed
in other parts of the West Montana
is cleaned up with the exception of 5,
000,000 to 7,000,000 pounds, the great
er part of which will probably be sold
before the season closes.
Most of the buyers are ready to start
East. Closing sales were made at 21
and 22 cents for clips running fine to
fine medium, and 23 and 24 cents for ,
medium wools. Tbo well-known Bair "
clip, for which a bid of 22, cents was
refused, baa been consigned to a Boa
ton house. It ia said that the clip
will run close to 1,500,000 pounds, and
is of long, firm staple. Another Bos
ton dealer ricked up a 300,000 pound
clip at 24 cents, while still another
corraled a clip of the samesize at 21
cents. Prices within the past few
days have advanced 2 to 3 cents a
scoured pound over thoseruling somo
ten days ago. It is estimated that the
clip of Montana is a little more than
30,000,000 pounds. The average price
paid was about 20 cents. About three
quarters of the clip has' been bought
by Boston firms.
Reviewing the Eastern situation,
the Boston Commercial Bulletin ot
August 11 says:
The merchants who are enjoying a
more active business believe that the
dullness ot the post several months ia
over, and the market is now starting
on its upward course. Those dealers
who, on the contrary,' are not having
the activity that their brother mer
chants claim to be experiencing, are
uot at all discouraged by the lack of
important business, but are waiting
complacently for the tide to turn lor
they know full well that manufactur
ers w ill perforce have to purchase sup
plies before long. It is quite general
ly admitted that the majority of the
mills are daily arriving nearer to bare
boards. Since last October there have
been no large purchases of territory
wool on this market, and foreign wool
baa not been bought in quantity dur
ing the past five or six months, but
nevertheless the mills have been run
ning steadily and continuously , with
a resultant consumption of large quaa
tities of wool.
"Cold is There."
Nearly all those who went to tho
Coyote II ills gold mines from Lake
view have returned to town, some of
them making tho second trip. Every
One speaks in glowing terms of the
strike and aro confident thut a rich
mining dibtrict will be developed there
soou. "The gold is thore," they say.
Word came from there a few days ago
thut placer claims were being located
iu tho Rabbit Creek hills, just a little
north of the Coyote hills.
Dr. J. S. Dewey and the crowd that
went with him returned Saturday. F.
P. Light and Dr. E II. Smith return
ed Suturday also. "Jasper" Massiu
gill and Goo. Ayres returned Monday.
There is no talk so interesting iu
Lakeview now as mining talk. Prep
arations will soon be made for open
ing up the mines, nud before long the
world tw ill kuow the value of the new
rich strike, which, at present, is be
lieved to excel anything in the gold
discovery iu the west since tho fam
ous discovery of '40, when gold was
found iu California aud people rushed
from all over Uio world to tho Paciflo