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VOL. XX VIII.
LAKKVIKW, LAKK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 1907.
Wound up affalrsof State
A FEW MOST IMPORTANT BILLS
Abolishment of the June lllectton
and substitution of Novemb
er up to the Voters.
Tlio legbilature adjourned
Tho litll creating tln Kta to Hoard of
Tux Commissioners was killed In thu
Nenate, fulling to pass liy u vote of 10
to 1H. Other measures prepared liy
thoKtuto Thx commission covering
till! Mlllljcctn of assessment UII1 tBXU-
lion, collection of taxes, and duties of
the county bourds of equalization wore
Ull pUHIted MltllOIlt Opposition.
Tint senute concurred in Houho am
endments to President IIuIiii'h' burg
lury In dy which tho iiiiiiliiiiuu sen
tence for conviction of that crime is
reduced from twenty to live years,
Tint bill provides h iiiHxiiiinm seutuuee
of forty years.
The HI'llllte adopted House COIMMir
reut resolution No. 22, by Xewll, de-
clnri nf c nwerahlp of water powers to
111) in till) public.
House joint memorial by Freeman,
unking congress to provide f.ir travel
pay for I he Second Oregon Volunteers
fln adopted by the senate.
I loom concurmnt recojjition ili'-eet-lug
the secretary of Ktnto to furuiHh
tlm state printer with copies of ull
laws enacted by tuitlutive pel it ion and
by tho Statu legislature, to bo print
ed in pamphlet form, was udopted by
Representative Jewell's ptoposod
'onnt itiitional amendment increasing
iiii'iiilii-rlii)i of thu Senate to !JG mid
tlio House to 72 members, wait killed
in tho Senate.
II. J. It., changing lime for holding
general election from June until Nov
ember, was adopted by tlio Senate.
TIiIh proponed constitutional amend
inent will lie Hiiliioit to. to thu voters
ol tho state in l'.MiS.
House liill of the ways ami means
committee appropriating 20,000 for
payment of interest on certillcntoa is
sued In r.Klfi, when the appropriation
bill was helil up, passed tho Senate,
amended ho that interest in not to bo
lald ou Mich certificates oh wore dis
counted. Ileforn rccelviug intereHt on these
certlflcateH tho hoh'er must nitiko oath
that hn paid face value theretor.
Haines' Hanking bill paHHOd tho
Houho after tho adoption of n few ml
(Speaker Duvoy's bill pluclng the
State Printer ou a tint Milury of fUXH)
per annum ufter 1911 was passed by
the Souate without a dissenting vote.
A law to raise the prr capita of
school tax from "0 to 7 has been
paHHod. This will give euoh child of
school ago la ouch distilctono dollar
more for school purposes.
TEi Flag Raising.
The flag rulslug at the school house
last Thursday afternoon was a most
plonsant event. Tho assemblage was
lurgo and tho exercises conducted iu
a ploaaiug and ontertuiuiug uiauuor.
The exercises were opeuod with
prayer by Hov. Armstrong.
Dr. 11. Duly, chairman of tho board
of directors aud Prof. Kcott Leavltt,
delivered tho addresses of tho al'tor
iioou and wore llstenoil to with Interest.
The Bluok Cat Orchestra played the
National airs, aud the scholars suug
America, to the accompaniment of the
baud. Theu tho Aug was raised aud
all eyes were upon It, as it was slowly
carried to the top of tho 70 foot pole to
tho stratus of The Star spangled Buu
ner. When It was floating ou the very
top of the pole, the pupils gave the
salute with hands raised toward the
flag, after whloh tho gathering was dis
missed by Rev. Armstrong.
May the Stare and Stripes evor
float over the public echo j1 of Lake -view.
The Lake County Mine.
Wo are occiiHlonally called upon tn
veryiry thu statements contained in
newspaper of other localities mid
literature sent out concerning the
mini s in this county. The following
is n sample of thette Moments:
' "HccliiK you am having couslderablo
excitement up your way In regard to
the mines, and I belnjf somewhat In
terchtcd in mining, 1 thniiKht I woold
lnpiire if there Is anything in the
statements lu tho papers outside of
your locality, 'etc.. The above letter
was received from Mr. l' A. Milward.
of Fairbanks, Oregon.
Having read numerous articles pub
lished about the Laks county mines
we can readily seo why people awny
from hero are becoming Interested.
Hut wo fear should these people 1 in
duced, by l the reports sent out, to
visit thene mines at this time, with
the expectations of scelug things as
they have lieeu reported, they would
be sorely disappointed arid go away
from here ready to lvo luke county
mines a very black eye. We have
talked with reliable men concerning
then) mines and have been told, both
by miiiiiiK experts and by resident,
Interested parties, that "They are
Kood proHpects for mines " lint so
fur as developed aud paying mines aro
concerned, there is no use saying auy
There is no telling what the result
of development will be. The rock, it
is said, very much rcncmUen that
found on the surface in the Tonopah
district, but what is under tho sur
face uo one kuowB. There is, as yet,
no threat rush for the mines, nor none
Is expected, or eveu desiruj by the
conservative residents of the county,
until it run be known that tho mines
can make good. So far us verifying
outside reports is concerned, we have
Ix-eu unable to ct reliable facts that
will do it, and all we call say is that
some of the reports are considerably
exuberated. We hoe, however, a
little later on, conditions will be such
as to justify a most Rowing report of
Tobacco Tags Not Admissible.
It is violation of the postal laws to
send tobacco ta's iu letters to com
panies who offer to pay premiums ou
them, ami the olfeiiHO is puuishsole
by a t U) tine. Ta's should be sent iu
separate packages away from written
matter and at 4th class rate. Parties
sending them desiring to write expla
nations should do so in regular letters,
but not in the sumo package with the
tucs. luHpectors are lookiug for these
violations of the poetul laws now.
Beat the Courts.
It will be remembered that the
Court iu the Vernon divorce case
granted Mrs. Yeruon the cure of the
children but forbid her removing
them beyond the limits of tho county.
It appears now that sho has out
witted both thu Court as well as her
husband, using the latter to accom
plish her purpeso. Pleading with her
husband that she desired to live at
Petaluma with her relatives he took
her to Madeline uud returned witu a
hired team, expecting to follow. Hut
he soon learned that she had gone to
liono aud there purchased a ticket for
Okdeii and was well out of tho juris
diction of tho Court as well as husband.
J. W. Water Dead.
Word was recievod hero last week
that James W. Waters died iu Port
land Sunday. February I7tu. alter a
long spoil of sickness. He leaves a
wife, who is tbo daughter of John
Metzker, and two daughters, Mrs. V.
1). Jack aud Miss Millie Waters. Jim
Waters was an early resident of this
valley, and fur several years conducted
a hurburshop in Lakeview. Ho left
hero with his family about 15 years
una and weut to Portland, where he
has since resided, oouducting a barber
shop, deceased was a stepson of Mr.
Lewis, an early settlor of Uooso Luke
May Install Simplex.
We understand that Mr. Cronemiller,
publisher of the Klamath Falls Eve
ning Herald, is considering the propo
sition of Installing a Simplex typeset
ting machine. Wo have used one in
The Examiner oiilce for fourteen
mouths, and we believe that if Pro.
Cronemiller puts in one, aud takes
good care of it, he will be as woll sat
isfied with it as we are with ours. In
the fourteen mouths' time we have
used one we have not lost Are minutes
time on repairs at auy one time. The
machine must be kept clean. Oue
oould not expect good service from
even as simple a machine as a pair of
spectacles .if they were not kept clean.
LARGE SUMS RAISED
TO ADVERTISE STATE.
Effort to Secure a Portion of the Immigration
Resulting From Low Excursion Rates;
The itithiiMluHtn which is manifested
by the various commercial bodies
IhrouKhout the state of OreKon, par
ticularly those holding membership in
the Oregon Development League, in
presenting to thousands of people ask
ing for Oregon facts and opportuni
ties, will certainly result in adding
enormously to the population of th
Last Thursday night, Ai-toria, the
oldest city in Oregon, held a meeting
under tho auspices of her Champbcr
of Commerce ami raised 3,4rtO in less
than an hour's timn. This was ?i,000
in cash for advertising, uud the WW
represented forty new memters at 112
each. There were numerous subscrib
eis of f:nx) per year and 81H0 per year,
many Mtfl'Ji) per year, payable month
ly, and among the latter were three
The North Uend Chamber of Com
merce raised 90,000 iu two hours for
Mr. William Pullman of Haker City,
who never falls in any undertaking,
is iu churge of a campaign staited to
thoroughly advertise thut city.
Thousands of ietters are being re
ceived by ail the different organiza
tions. Oregon City, La Oraude, Al
Huyes C. &. . Road.
E. II. llurrimau has bought the Cor
vallis Sl Eastern railroad, running
from Yauiua Hay to Idauha, in the
foot hills of the Cascade range. The
rord Is 142 miles long, and was buiU
with the purposo in view of, at some
time, crossing the state, east and west.
The road was built by Eastern cap
ital and the company weut to the wall.
Tho road was then sold to A. li. Ham
mond, and has paid a small dividend
since. In views of the fact that Har
riman is back of the projected road
from Natron to Ontario, known ss
the Oregon Eastern, it is not likely
that the C. Si E. will be extended
across the state, but will likely be
made tho Coust end of the Oregon
Too Much Power.
After a long debate in the lower
House of Congress ou Feb. 22, an
amendment to curtail tbo power of
special agents of the geueral land
oiilce seut out to iuspect the public
domaiu efore settlers can make final
proof, was adopted. The asumptiou
that the whole West is dishonest was
hotly condemned by western represen
tatives, and Mi. Hitchcock's suspi
clous of western land clumauts de
nounced. It was urged thut unless
there was ground for suspicion of
fraud it was unjust to the hone.it
homesteader and settler on the west
ern domain to plttco a hord of private
detectives to watch them.
bany, and many other poiots are doing
The Hchool superintendents
throughout tho state, as well as the
teachers are st work, and County Su
perintendent i. L. Milligan, of Mal
heur County, suggests that all should
get busy and do all possible to stir up
the school teachers and pupils to co
opeiate with the Oregon Development
League in advertising our great state
and the cheap colonists rates which
begin March 1st and continue until
April .'10th. These rates of 25 from
all Missouri Kiver points, St. Paul,
Minneapolis and adjacent territory,
present an oppertunity to more than
ten mil ions of people to get toalmost
any point In Oregon; from St. Louis
the rate is $30, and from Chicago and
the surrounding country ?33.
One of the best known citizens of
Central Oregon, in conversation on
the street in Portland, remarked that
the w bote state was ablaze with inter
est on the subject of the colonist
rates, which were being utilized now
for the first time by all the people of
Oregon as a reason for writing letters
to their relatives, acquaintances and
friends Jin distant states, to whom
they are presenting the opportunities
of their particular locality.
I Coyotes are Thick.
j Coyotes have beeu more numerous
on the desert this winter than for
j many years. A few years ago the coy
jote pest was down to a minimum,
:u bouty on scalps having accomplished
J what private interests could not, but
as coyotes propoxate very rapidly,
their numbers are becoming almost
incalculable and their depredations
ruinaous. Small bunches of sheep
that get strayed away from the main
band for a day or eight aie wholly
wiped otf the earth, nothing remain
ing but bones and locks of wool to
mark the masacre. Young calves are
also killed by the coyotes.
Harry Corbett Deao.
Harry Corbett, one of the most
prominent aud respected sporting men
in the world, died at Sau Francisco
very suddeuly, a week ago. Harry
Corbett was a brother of the ex -champion
J. J Corbett. He had the dis
tinct iou of being "the squarest sport
ing man iu Sua Francisco," aud was
almost worshiped by not only the
sporting class in good standing, but
the has Leeus and down-and-outs.
S:hrti in Washington.
Vice-president and Mrs. Fairbanks
gave a bouquet in Washington last
week to w hich Mayor Schmitz was the
guest of bouor. No doubt such
things will have weight with the San
Frauoisco jury that try Mr. Schmitz
wheu ho returns to that city.
Trlggs In New York Preae.
The Range Question.
It ia feared by some that an ami
cable settlement of range problems
will he somewhat difllcult when the
meetings of stockmen come off. Up
to now, no serious controversies of
range have occurred for some time,
in fact never, excepting once or twice.
The desire to secure certain portion
of the reserve will no doubt give rise
to some ditllcolty, but as the forest
official will have the situation wholly
in charge, the matter will be settled
otlicially. First, however, stockmen
will lie given an opportunity to settle
the range question themselves, and if
they fail, then tbe forest, officials will
sttle it, aud the stockmen will have
to abide by the adjustment, whether
it suits them or not. There seems to
be a rush by stockmen to send in their
applications first, but it is presumed
that priority in this matter will have
little effect. It is true, however, that
priority of range privileges will estab
lish rights to a certain extent, but no
allotments will be made until tbe
meetings of stockmen have been held
and tbe conditions put before tbe
Dafles Land Office Closed.
The Dalles Land office has been or
dered closed until a new set of officers
can be selected after March 1. Regis
ter Nolan baa been discharged and
Miss I ang's term will expire on March
3, and both places will be filled by
new officers. Malcomb Moody, will
endeavor to have Miss Lang retained,
but both. Senators Fulton and Bourne
will oppose it
Advance Celled Off.
The insurance companies have dis
continued the 25 per cent advance
which tbey imposed in order to recu
perate from their heavy loss resultant
upon the California earthquake. Tbe
insurance companies paid out $180,-
000,000 in claims in San Francisco and
the people of tbe country - have re-
embwrped tbe companies through the
25 per cent advance within tbe past
few months. So that the losses have
fallen upon tbe policy holders of tbe
country instead of tbe reserve funds
of tbe companies.
Fulton Wanned up.
Seuator Fulton made tbe best speech
of his lite the other day in tbe United
States Senate and was applauded. He
scored Secretary Hitchcock, and hand
ed some sharp cuts to Senator Bever
idge who persisted iu interrupting
Seuator Fulton on behalf of Mr.
Hitchcock. Mr. Fulton frankly told
Mr. Beveridge that he (Beveridge)
was fonder of bearing his own voice
tban any oue else in the Senate.
Senator Fulton said that there had
seen more land fraud practiced under
Mi. Hitcheocks forest reserve policy
tban uuder auy law on the statute
Boats for Lake.
Some local parties have this week
ordered two gasoline launches to be
put upou (Joose lake, one will be 18 ft
4 horse power aud tbe other 25, with
a 10 horse power engine, with solid
pressed steel, water tight compart
meuts. The boats will be on tbe plan,
similar to those used in tbe State life
saving department. They will be
thoroughly 6uited for carrying freight
and passeugers, with semi-weekly ex
cursions. A wharf will be built below
New Pine Creek, on the State Line.
It is the inteution of these promopters,
providing business increases, to put
more boats on the lake. Pine Creek
Cory Has Say.
Ed. Examiner: In your issue of
Feb. 14th, uuder the head "No Wash
out at Bly," Mr. W. F. Reed seeks to
intimate that no part of the road was
washed out. Now, without seeming
to be controveisiel, it would be inter
esting to know just what Mr. Reed
would oall a washout. It is true, as
he says, the grade was not washed
away ; it is also true that I did not
say that the road was washed away,
but in several places along tbe road
there were large holes, whioh, in the
night.rendered traveling practically
No injustice to tbe people of Bly
waa iuteu?d by the article to whioh
Mr. Reed took exceptions, and too
much publicity has already been given
to w hat is really a "tempest in a tea
pot." Some misunderstanding may
have arisen in sending the news over
the 'phone, . but as such news could
injure no one, I am at a loss to know
why anyone oould object to the ex
planation of a delayed mall.
P. M. Cory.
HOT CHASF FOR
Pulled gun on Captor and
RECAPTURED IN SHEEP CAMP.
Fined $40 and Costs for Stealing
Hay--Bound Over on More
A forty-dollar fine and costs of trial
was the sentence imposed npon Char
lie Lorenz, charged with stealing hay.
Lor en z did not have tbe money and
went to jail to serve out tbe time.
Tbe case was tried in Judge Bay ley's
court Saturday. Tbe story of tbe case
is about as follows:
Tuesday night Feb. 19th, tbe vaqae
ros on the borne ranch of the Warner
Valley Stock Co., at Adel, went down
into a field to pull a cow out of a pot
hole. Tbe nigbt was dark and they
could not see a great distance. They
beard a wagon, and heard cattle mov
ing about a hay corraL Tbey thought
some one was there ki'ling a beef so
one of the boys went back to tell Par
ker, foreman, Mr. Parker took his
gun and went to tbe bay corraL and
found "Dutch . Charley" ready to
leave the stack with a load of hay.
Parker arrested tbe fellow and took
him to tbe Corporation ranch and
guarded him over night. Next morn
ing he started to bring him to Lake
view, "Dutch Charley" saying he
would go without any trouble. Wbea
they came to the Vineyard house,-"
where yonog man bad bten living
he tola Pta.r that be wanted to get
a change of clothes, and was allowed
to go int6 tbe house after them. When
I e came oat he leveled a savage ('rille
on Parker and made him drive away.
Tbe fellow then took a horse, armed
himself with a six-shooter and the
rifle and skipped out. Parker went
home, called up tbe sheriff on the
phone for instructions, and in com
pany with Deputy Sheriff AndyMorris
started after the fellow. They follow
ed him to the M. P. Barry sheep camp
in Guana valley, where he stopped to
get something to eat. In the mean
time the officers had phoned to Jack
Kelsey and Jack Barry at Coleman
valley to take some fresh horses to the
Barry camp for them. When Kelsey
and Barry arrived at the camp it was
dark, but tbe fellow heard them come
and supposed it was tbe officers, so he
skipped out on foot. Next day the
posse rode upon Lorenze at a sheep
camp in the edge of Catlow valley
where be was taking refreshments. lie
was seen to enter the tent with coat
and hat off, and Parker called to him
to "come out." No answer came, and
the posse halted to await develop
ments. Presently Lorenze came out
with bis guns and started for a ravine
nearby, when Mr. Parker dismounted.
and told him to throw up his bands.
Loreuze did not comp ly, aud Parker
took a shot at him, the bullet striking
the ground at Lorenz feet. At this
he dropped his Jgun and threw up hia
hands, submitting to arrest. Tbe
prisoner was closely guarded and the
officers arrived in Lakeview with him
Saturday morning. It is said that
some parties in Warner remarked that
They will never get Lorenz ; the
chances are that Parker and all the
others are dead by this time." Char
ley Lorenz is a young man, not far
from 20, and does'nt have the appear
ance of a desperate mau, and of very
On Monday Mr. Parker filed a com
plaint against Lorenz, charging him
with the crime of pointing a gun at
him. This offense being not within
tbe jurisdiction of tbe justice court
Lorenz waived examination and was
bound over to appear for trial in the
Circuit Court with bonds fixed at
1250, in default of which he will pro
bably lie in jaiL Tbe penalty for the
offense with which Lorenz is charged
is not less than ten days in jail nor
more than six months or fine not to
exoeed 1500, or both.
It is said that work on the N. O. O.
railroad will soon commence with a
large force of mea and teams, and that
the work will be pushed rapidly to
Likely, and on to Alturas.