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LAKKVIKW, LAKE COUNTY, OliKOOX, THURSDAY, JAN. K), 1907.
Indian Land are Said to
ADJOINING LANDS SELL FOR 2 50
Senator t'ulton Victim of Misre
presentation as to the Value
of Allotted Lands.
The Norcross episode will not down.
Even though tlio article contained
jiiiini or less fiction, nml Involved in
nocent imm .disclosure wore Hindu In
it which linn stirrod tho Inquisitive,
and uvcry lotulL, will bo smirched,
with a vlnw to placing tho charges of
fiimd where they belong. No mutter
Low HHOiira tho title to the land rn-n-lvod
by th Booth-Kelley Co. rimy
tn, mui how well planed thn trin In
was, those acting for tho government
will hiivo to hIiow why they were
cheated, If they were.
Tht Kliiinutli Full Hcruld publishes
"Whatever criticism limy bn olfored
of tho story of Frndui lek Weyerhaeu
nor, published In thu current number
of thu Cosmopolitan magazine, it can
not I i gainsaid that tho deal In
Kliuiiuth tnnliiT lauds was devoid of
tho tlngn of high Ilnunce In Hit re
sults, or that thu estimate of thu pro
fit to I xi derived from tho transaction
is too high, lu the opinion of woll In
formed Iik-hI men, thorn wait a clour
gain for somebody, presumably tho
Hotitti Kidloy corporation,' of from
fJ.OHU.OXl to ?:,!: IX), UU. Commission
er of Indian Alfuirii Iupp may have
been thn victim of hud iidvlco, Imt
there in littlu reason to doubt Hint tho
Klamath I nd inn huvu been deprived of
M vu.it hii m in thu dilfo ron cu of lund
between thu 111, (MX), aero of lund
of questionable value ii nd thu ,
acres of (dioico limler lund received
in lieu thereof.
'Did entire transaction hud its in
ception in thu ullotinunt hy thn Guv
ornmetit of uljout lOM) acres of lund
embraced within tho Oregon Military
Koad Land (Srant, because of w hich
tlu owners of tho grunt uskod for thu
privilege of hu exchange on thu basis
afterward curried successfully through.
Under tho leadership of Jesse Kirk,
nn educated member of tho triliu wlio
worked among hln puoplu us 11 m i n inti-r
of thu gospel, thu Klamath Indians de
sired it cruise of thu timiiur land that
was finally turned over to thu Lund
Grant puoplu, in order tiiat they
might enter into n ileal with tho
Hooth Kelly Company for u coinpro
in 1 ho iiy which tho allotments inado
might lo lield and tho corporation ro
ceive tho right from a certain urea of
tho reserve. It was never tho desire
of tho Indians that the wholesale ex
change of good tlmliur lund tthuuld bo
made for tho loss valuable land within
thn ordinal grunt.
Commissioner Loupp visitod tho
Klumath Agency and it in stated that
while tnure took occasion to give vory
positlvo instruction to the Indians
that titoy must mako uo complaints to
the Government through attorneys,
outside parties or to auyoue excopt
through the regular channels, whloh
Is understood to mean through tho
agent, and luforinend tho Indiana that
no attention would bo paid to any
eotnplulnts or requests through any
Within a fow mouths after his visit
to Fort Klamath, tho Commissioner
of Indian Adalrs was again in Western
Oregon and paid a visit to Eugene,
tut did not make tho trip to Klumath
Agency, if the Commissioner did Dot
know the character of thu land it was
bis owu fault, since he should have
been able to secure accurate Informa
tion through the Government repio
sontatlves at tho agency.
There is uu impression among the
people here that Senator Fulton was
imposed upon iu the information
transmitted to him concerning the
land. The Souutor has stated in his
dofeuso of his owu action In tho mut
ter, that the ullotted laud is agricul
tural lund of the finest churater, when
as a matter of fuot it Is not cultivated
at all uud Is grazing laud.
Whoa the Senator penned the hues
telling of its 11 ue state of cultivation
ho dirtphiyud his own luck of knowledge
of tho nect ion, Tho physical feuturus
of trie locality am no eh that not a
large part of tlitt ullotted itren thnt wan
In tint original grant could bo oiiltlva
teilmid few ucres, if any have over linen
touched by u plow. Furthermore a
great many of these allotted acres will '
never be touched by a plow for the
formation In pumlco atone and only
Jack pines grow on thu land. In or
der to secure a littlu desiiublo land
along thn river thn Indians who took
these ullottineiits received considerable
acreagn that is utterly worthless for
()n prominent citizen of this coun
ty ttlo Is thoroughly conversant with
tho subject of laud vuliii's and knows
every sipiurn mile of the land Involved
declare thnt thn 111,(1(11) acres is not
worth paying taxes upon.
Thn bust authorities on land iu that
portion of thn county agree that while
thn majiir portou of Iho I II, (KM) acres
Is practically worthless, tho greater
portion of tho H7,(X)() acres received iu
exchange Is very vuluablo and among
hn finest of thu great soft pine forest
of tbe Ktti-teru slope.
It is stated on seemingly good nil
thoity, that thu valuation placed on
thu Wagon Koad (Srant Land iu tho
deal for an ex"auge, was tb an aero
ami tho laud selected in tho H7,(KM)
acres taken at a valuation of t'Jl) an
acre. Iu view of tho fact that the re
mainder of thu grant 1 on thu market
at about .V uu acre is in evidence
that thu valuation of laud Included
decreased with great rapidity from
that point Kustward. As a matter of
fact tho laud traded tho government Is
less desirable than thouasuda of acres
included in thu large body of the grant
sold to Kastorn parties.
J. J. Property Sol4.
A very important deal wascousuma
tnd Monday. For several weeks W.
Z. Moss and ). C. Doiison have ben
on a Jeal fur the purchase of the JJ
ranch and stock, consisting of GoXJO
acres of lund, about 4(A) head of cattle
u liko number of horses. The foreman
of tho J-1 ranch concluded tho salo
would not bo made and last Saturday
camo to Lakeviuw on his way to Mo
doc county for the purpose of buying
several hundred heud of stock cattle
for thu place, us t hu number on the
ranch ut tho present time is insutll
ciunt. When Mr. l'urrish arrived hero
hu was informed by Mr. Mapes that
the trade had been made, so l'urrish
changed his plans.
Moss ami I)odson have bought epiite
n lot of cattle during thu past fall in
Surprise valley, which they will put
on thu ranch.
Wo understand tho price paid for
tho property is about $10,(HK).
Thu home ranch is at l'lusl-, in
North Warner valley, and the holdings
include tracts of laud ou McDowell,
Honey and other creeks uud in Ca
Marriages During 1906.
There wero twenty-three marriages
performed in Luke County during the
year KM Hi, us follows: Samuel S.
Wurdwcll to M. liue Howard, Jun. C,
by How C. V. Ihiiley. tloo. Y. Stork
mnu to Josio A. Harvey, March 10, by
V. H. Sulder. J. W. Olbbius to
Odessa Amlck, April 15, by J. V.
Howard. L. 11. MoUruth to Elsie E.
Thrustou, April 30, by W. H. Snider.
L. W. Duncan to Hessie Brewer, li
ce n so issuod June 13, not recorded by
otlioiutor. Elmer Lutz to Orace Hall,
June , by J. S. Martin. Ueo. E.
Chandler to Ottio Field, June 27, by
Rev. A. F. Simmons. A. Y. Simmous
to Noudas Howard, July 1, y Rev.
II. Smith A. M. Gallagher to Ella G.
liussey, July 2, by S. Snider. J. A.
Nyswauer to Jennie Gibson, July 3,
by V. U. Sulder. V. V. Freeberg to
Amelia Schmidt, July 8, by U. Daly.
IL M. McDonuuld to Anna Sohlagel,
July 15, by H, Duly. O .11 .Doboy to
Lulu M. Uverton, Julyl 0, by li. Duly.
II. J. Stolu to Nina Orivulla Lumber
gor, Sept. 2, by J. A. Morris. J. II.
Sherman to Ella Jouos, August 21, by
W, Hayley. L. M. lleryford to liertha
J. Tlsdell, license issued September 1,
uot recorded by oflloiator. Victor
Harvoy to Anna Arthur, Oct.4 , W. U
Snider. J. 0. Robinson to Myra F.
Flfer, Oct 21, by J. 8 .Martin. Law
renco Grlfllu to Graoo Oswald, Oct. 21
by Kev. A. J. Armstrong. Lewis Mau
zy to Etta Clark, Nov. 20, by li. Daly.
Goo C. Fitzgerald to Anna W. Whet
stone, Nov. 25, by lie v. II. J. Howard
W. A. Schauer to Z. J. Gallagher Nov.
28, by Kev. A. J. Armstrong. L. G.
Thomas to Ethel J. Newell, Dec. 25,
by Kev. A. J. Armstrong.
Norman MoLisuu of Marquotto, Wis.
is here in a laud contest case before
the U. S. Laud Office.
NEW COURT HOUSE,
5AY5 COUNTY COURT.
The Old Building Inadequate and Ready to
Tumble DownTwo Years to Build.
While Tin Examiner has boon a I
vocntlng the consturctiou of u new
Court House building during tho past
three years, It bowed to the will of
tho County Court, who opposed the
Idea of such a building, until the old
Court House is about to fall down,
when It was compelled to make ar
rangements for a now building, which
it did at its present session.
We commend the action of the Court,
however, in providing that the expen
ses of the building shall cover a peri
od of two years, for the reason that
such a policy will lessen the burdens
that the taxpayers of the county will
have to beat iu its construction.
l!y purchasing the material one
yeur and constructing the building
the second year, every ail vantage can
bo taken to not only secure the mate
rial at the least possible cost, but also
to construct and complete the build
ing ut tho minimum expense.
Owing to the great economy used by
the County Court, the tax levy, this
year, for county purposes, has lieen
Street Cars in Chicago.
Editor Examiner : your churacterlz
ntion of grid iron of railroads of Chica
go gives mo a key for another article:
Gridiron is uot nearly strong enough
term to give tho proper imreasion.
How many places there are where one
line passes over other lines I do not
know, but I do know that between the
city uud Ouk Park, where I live, and
pass over twice each duy over the ele
vated system, there are three places
within a distance of ten miles, the el
evated is above the steam roud runu
ing diagonally underneath uud the
street cars, vehicles and pedestrains
beueath the steam cars pural't-1 with
thcelovuted.aiid ut one place tlio elevat
ed is above tho street car system par
allel below, uud the steam roud diag
onal below, all of them, also the Illin
ois Central, from tho suburbs to the
center of the city, is on the elo
evated system, ending in u largo ela
tion up stairs. There are few people
lu Chicago who know how mauy rail
ways enter tho city. Neither do I,
but 1 will venture to give your read
ers tho initials of some of them as
they wero given to me: Tlio I. C. ;
N. W. ; W. C. ; N. V. C. ; C. P. ; H.
C. ; L. S. ; C. R II. ; C. E. I. ; C. C. ;
C. N. W . ; C. M. ; S. P. P. ; C. P. ; P.
11. Q. ; C. A. ; 11. C. ; M. C. ; M. S. ;
P. M. ; (J. N. ; G. W. ; M. R.
For you to understand tho coujes
tion 1 will montiou tho amount of
tratllc of tho two roads heading tho
list. Tho Illinois Ceutrul has two hun
dred and fifty trains per day, uud the
North Western has two buudrud and
twenty'traius per day, uud they go
like a bullet shot out of a gun. You
get a glimpse of them, then a little
steam aud smoko uud they are gone.
If there is one of tho aforemention
ed roads that has cars enough, track
facilities enough or stations large
enough I have not heard of it The
street oar systems ate iu the same
condition, both surface and elevated ;
a perfect jam, especially morniugsand
evenings. The cars are so jamed that
passengers frequently get oil on the
platforms and on trains in order to lot
other passengers get off at their desti
nation. I have ridden as much as five
miles, half way to my destination,
without getting a seat. Ouone track
I counted sixty seven rows of freight
cars, all ou oue line. At another time
on auother line, I noticed what I will
call eight traius, as closo together as
they could be placed, and what mostly
attracted my attention was that they
were all lined up. Upon closer obser
vation I saw the reason therefor:
They were unloadiug the oars, having
plunks from door to door and carting
the freight through all of the eight
cars before moving the trains.
There is oue important lessou to
every citizen and city in the fore
going, at least to me : That is, that
with all the brainy engineers aud fin
anciers connected with the many rail
road systems of Chicago, none of them
made their plans lurgo aud extensive
enough to meet the growing ueeds of
the city. Now, iu order to meet the
C resent and future expansion of their
usiuess, millions of dollars will be
required for ground space, where
thousands would have been required
in the beginning. S. V. Rehurt.
reduced from V mills which has lieen
levied in former years, to 3 1-2 mills,
so that with tho ft 1-2 mills for the
! purchase of tho material for the new
building, the tax levy for county pur
poses, including that for the Court
House, is but 10 mills, or six mills less
than was formerly levied for county
While the Court seems to bew to the
line in pruning and cutting off every
item of expense possible, yet it has
leeii unusually liberal to the public
schools, as a levy of five mills has been
made for that purpose, which will pro
vide about ?12 for each person in the
county, of s'-hool age. This gener
ous amount for schools will insure
splendid opportunities for the educa
. tion of the children of Lake County
! for tho ensuing year.
All in nil, the taxpayers are to 13
I congratulated on such a low levy of
I only 10 mills for all purposes, except
' that of the stale tax, which levy will
be about 5 1-2 mills, making a total
j levy for all purpones of about 21) mills.
In the Lodges.
Lakeside Lodge No. 11, A. O. U. W.,
aud Lakeshore Lodge No. 77, D. of II.,
will hold joint installation this Thurs
day evening, after which the members
The following elected officers of the
A. O. U. W., will be installed:
F. epnngenberg, P. AL W. ; Jobu
Arzner, M. W. Chas. Tonningsen,
Foreman. Wm. Gunther, Overseer.
A. lliober, Recorder. W. B. Snider,
Financier. C. U. Snider Receiver.
X. Arzner Guide. Joe Arzner, Inside
Watchman. E. S. Arthur, Outside
The Degroe of Honor Lodge will in
stall the following elected officers:
Minnie Massingill P. C. of H. Edith
Loftus, E. of II. Minnie Willits L.
of H. Addie Arzuer ,C. of C. Lulu
Garrett, Recorder. Sadie lleryford,
Usher. Eph Miller, Financier. E. F.
Cheney Receiver Mable Hotchkiss I.
W. Lorn McCuUey, O. W.
Court Pine wood No. 5830, A. O. F.,
installed the following officers lust
R. T. Stripliu, R. C. R. Joe Arzner
C. R. Wm. Stimpflg, S. C. R. E. N.
Jaquish Fin. Secty. Elden Woodcock
Rec. Secty. Tom Bernard, Treas.
Joe Arzuer, S. W. Jas. Metzker, J.
W. T. B. Meztker, S. B. Geo. Har
row, J. B.
Banquet was served to all ' members
present, and a geuerul good time was
had until tho early hours of Tuesday
Lukeview Encampment No. 18, I.
O. O. F., will install their olllcers oue
week from tonight. After the instal
lation members and their wives will
partake of an elegant luncheon served
iu the diuing room at Hotel Lakeview.
The following officers will be installed :
J. D. Venator, Chief Patriaro; J.
W. Tucker, High Priest; D. P. Mal
loy, Sr. Warden; W. J. Moore, Jr.
Wardeu; O. O. Metzker, Scribe; S. P.
Lukeview Lodge No. G3, I. O. O. P.,
and the Re be k ah Lodge will hold
joint installation to-morrow night,
after which a banquet will be served
The Odd Fellows will install the fol
lowing elected officers :
Fred Spangenberg, N. G. ; C. D.
Arthur, V. O. J. Q. W:llits Secre
tary, and Harry Bailey Treasurer.
Tho Robekas will install elected
officers as follows:
Cora Green, P. N. G. ; Cora Findley,
N. G. ; Rose Vanderpool, V. Q. ; Mrs.
V. L. Snelliug, Sec ; Mrs. T. J. Ma
jiltou, Treas. ; Mrs. C. U. Sulder,
"The Masonic Lodge on Dec. 27th,
1900, at a tegular meeting installed
the following officers:
W. A. Massingill acting as installing
officer, aud A. S. Dowu us G. Marshal.
Ed. Lake W. M. J. O. Bull S. W.
A. II. Ilammersley, J. W. Chas. Urn
bach Secy. X Arzuer S. D. A. S.
Dowu, J. D. J. M. Hundley S. Jas.
F. Clurksou S. J. II. Bull Tyler.
Order of Eastern Star installed the
following officers Tuesday evening:
After installation a banquet was
served to all present, and a good time
was voted by the participants:
Mae Snider, W. M. J. O. Hull,
W. P. Mrs. Mugilton, A. M. Ida
Umbacb, Secy. Mary Snider, Treas.
Cornelia Watson Conductress. Vivian
Florence A. Con. E. A. Maxwell Chap
lain. Lora F. Conn Adah. M. E.
lleryford Ruth. Pearl Hall, Esther.
Lulu Miller, Martha. Jennie Dent,
Electa. lielle Arzner Warden.
The Woodmen of The World Lodge
No .520, and Solace Circle No. 374,
will Install the following officers the
last Wednesday in January:
Loren Bailey Council Commander.
Harry Votint , Adviser Lieutenant.
E. F. Cheney Banker. E. N. Jaquish
Clerk. M. S. Barnes Escort. C. Ec
cleston Watchman, August Storkmao,
Sentry Dan Chandler Manager.
Solace Circle will install as follows:
Delia Cheney, Guardian N. Maggie
Bernard P Guardian N. Clara Renart,
Advisor. Ella Dutf.on Magician. Ida
U in bach Clerk. May Bailey Banker. 4
Charlotte Dent, Attendant. Eva
Chandler, Inner Sen. Harry Yount,
Outer Sen. F. F Cheney Capt. of
Gaurds. Emma Gowan, Musician.
Nettie Cheney, Manager.
The Eagle Lodge installed the follow
ing officers Tuesday night:
Geo. Ayres, W. P. Chas. Tonning
sen, W. V. P. ; W.A. Barker, W. C. ;
J. G. Barker, W. Con. ; W. R. Steele,
W. Sec. ; Geo. B. Wnorton, W. Treas.
W. F. Grob, I. S. G. ; F. D. Smith,
O. S. G. ; J. S. Lane, W.Z. Moss, and
.T. C. Dodson, Trustees.
Wingfield Again Co the Front.
Geo Wingfield, the Nevada million
air mining man, is having another
tnrn with tb woman who claims to be
his wife. A fcbort time ago she went
to San Francisco and called to see
George at the St Francis Hotel. He
refused to see ber aud the woman made
threats against him. She then return
ed to San Jose and, as the Chronicle
says, made a bluff at suicide. She
again went to the city and called upon
Wingfield a second time, but was met
at the hotel by an officer who placed
her under arrest and took her to the
station under a charge of disturbing
the peace. Mrs. Olivette Barrick, or
Mrs. Wingfield, as she colls herself was
a widow with two children when she
met Wingfield in Reno before he be
came wealthy. They lived together,
so the woman alleges, for six years,
she advising him and helping him
along, when, she says, he did not have
a dollar or know where tho next meal
was coming from. She says all she
wants is money enough to live on, and
that shenust have. Wingfield, how
ever, declares the woman is not his
wife, aud never was, and that he
has done all for ber any woman could
expect, audit she does not stop annoy
ing him he will prosecute her.
TSe Contest. Cset.
The contests of Henry Linster vs.
Norman McLean aud Harry Caden
came to a sudden termination Tues
day afternoon, iu the Register and
Receiver's office when the fact was
disclosed that the contestant was the
proprietor and owner of more than
160 acres of laud at the time of his
alleged, settlement on the lands in
controversy. When the disqualifica
tion was brought out the contestants
attorneys agreed that the cases be
dismissed. The contest involved 100
acres of valuable timber land in Sec.
8 and 17, Tp. 29, S. R. 12. E. W. M.
C. P. Stone was attorney for McLean
and Caden. Itfr. Stone is also attorney
in two other cases, one to come up on
to-day and the other on the 12tb.
Foreigners Take out Papers.
The following persons took out nat
uralization papers during the year
James B. Redden, native of Nova
Scotia; July 3. Gust Euquist, na
tive of Sweden ; Sept. 17. Montz
Euquist, native of Sweden ; Sept. 19.
Frank Lindahl, uative of Sweden;
Sept. 13. Cornelius Finucane, native
native of Ireland ; Sept. 25. Walker
K. Verliug, native of Ireland; Sept.
26.. Benjamin Daly, native of Ireland;
Sept 26. John M. Flyun, native of
Ireland, Sept. 25 Philip Lynch, na
tive of Ireland ; Sept 25. Morgan K
Verling, native of Ireland, Sept 25.
The 71 outfit put up a telephone
line from Flush to the ranch lust week.
A line bus been in existence there
since the completion of the line from
here to Plush, but the greater portiou
of it was on a wire fence and did not
STATE MUST RAISE
MILLION BY TAXES
Board of Levy Estimates
Expenses for 1907.
PUTS TOTAL AT $1,435,565.88-
Large Portion of this Sum Will
Go for New Building and
The State Board of Levy baa made
the estimate of the amount of expen
ses to which the state will be subject
during the year 1907, says the Or ego -
"The total expense was estimated at
fl,i:J5,565.88, of which sum an even
91,000,000 mast be raised by direct
taxes, and in tiddition thereto, 925,000
by speciasl levy for the State Agricul
The principal items of the estimate ff
are 1200,000 for the new buildings and
improvements ; 9223.500 for the State
Insane Asylum ; 947,500 for the Uni
versity of Oregon; 9125,800 for the
judicial department; 945,000 for the
National Guard ; 955,000 for the Leg
islative Assembly; 962,500 for tbe
State Prison ; 927,400 for the State
Reform School; 30,000 for public
printing ; 9371 000 to cover.the appro
priations for the normal schools and
other institutions provided for in the
appropriation bill beld op try tbe re
ferendum in 1905, and 924,000 deficit
in tbe prints .qenpes for tbe past "
From tbe total there is deducted tbe
revenue tbe state will receive from
various sources, such as the insurance
tax, sale of books, the inheritance tax,
etc. There was carried over from tbe
last estimate 987,918.09 in excess of
the amount estimated as receipts from
miscellaneous sources; this years' re-
ceipts are estimated at 9272,617.79;
unexpended balances of former appro
priations are estimated at 975,000,
making a total of 9435,565.88 to be
deducted and leaving the 91,000,000 to
The following is a statement of tbe
apportionment of state taxes among
the several counties of the state.
Baker ' 9 23,985 00
Benton 20,705 00
Clackamas 34,337 50
Clatsop 21,730 00
Columbia 10,865 00
Coos 20,807 50
Crook 13,325 00
Curry 4,100 00
Douglas 35,362 50
Gilliam 8,917 50
Grant 9,430 00
Harney 16,400 00
Jacksou 32,185 00
Josephine 9 225 00
Klamath 11,787 50
Lake 10,967 50
Lane 47,355 00
Lincoln 5.037 50
Linn 53,915 00
Malheur 9,635 00 .
Marion . 62,832 50
Monow 9,737 50
Multnomah 320,107 50
Polk 31.467 50
Sherman 8,917 50
Tillamook 8,917 50
Umatilla 50,225 00
Union 22,857 50 :
Wallowa 7,482 50
Wasco 23,985 00
Washington 30,852 50
Wheeler 6,867 50
Yamhill 40,077 50
Total 91,025,000 00)
Pine Creek Mines.
V.' L. Snelling was down to the
mines first of the week. He informes
us that the Pine Creek .Leasing &
Mining Co. have subscribed enough
money to keep up development work
for five months, and will not put any
stock on the market until after that
time and probably not at all. The
Pine Creek Leasing & Mining Co.
owns the famous Barrett, or Peru
mine, and on this claim the company
now have a shaft 5 feet by 12 feet and
are down on it about 14 feet
There seems to be two well defined
walls in the shaft, about five feet apart
and from between these walls soma
very rich rock is being taken. Mr.
Snelling had one piece yesterday that
would no doubt assay 910,000 to the
on in free gold.