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LAKKVIEW; LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, ,TUNE 20,
1 OH HORSE BACK.
District Attorney Moore
Takes Long Ride.
ROCKING-CHAIR SADDLE HORSE.
More Comfortable Standing Than
Sitting, but Tried Hard
To 5m lie.
Juuo, 13th, 1007.
Pear Oscar :
True to promise, I am
writing to you, aud shall iu a few
words describe my physical con
dltloti, aud haU also give you a
synopsis of the uiont salient feature!
of niy trip. Those feature by the
w ay, are vividly impressed ou tuy
tnlnd, to aay nothing of the deep
impressions made on other parts of
my aoatoniy by tue flvo duys continu
ous ride on horse-back from our towa
Lakeview, to this city of beautiful
It waa ou the balmy morning of the
4to of June, as the clock waa striking
U, when I mounted the loatrumeut
of torture, a beautiful bright bay,
one-eyed mare, having a kldooy tore
on her Iwuk aa huge a your hat.
She had Utou represented to me aa
mo Ideal and die animal, t-any riding
ha a rooking chair, aa awlft aa the
wind and aa gentle aa a pet lamb.
The saddle, a borrowed one, waa
warranted to be one of those wide,
round, roomy testa uot cu-hioned, in
ivhM U wiuU bv 4'..puil.'.c ,l over
get tired, and that It would neither
Nllp, sliJe nor akin a hors hack, 01
This laat, 1 fonnd to my eternal re
gret, waa not absolutely true.
1 had uot ridden more that a quar
ter of a mile on thin rovkingchair of a
horse, and this ldeul saddle, ao vailed,
before I made a discovery, either real
or imaginary, that one of the iitirrupa
wan longer than the other. I iuimo-
dlatly began fixing them, and from
that moment until I dismounted in
Ashland, 1 rontluued to tlx them.
First one of thote obstreperous stir
rups would ha too long and then
tho other would be too uliort, never
both of tho sumo length, nor of the
right length. And even now 1 am un
able to atuto which of those stirrups is
louge "r whether one or both of my
legs tire louger. This much 1 do know
however, 1 worked faithfully and dil
Igeutly at thoso rtlrrups for flvo full
days, and they are now about the
sumo length us when I started, und do
not fit me artyjbotter.
I also, soon discovered that this
ideal saddle animal with its many
commendable qltalitieH, was the rough
est of the rough, and (he farther 1 rode
her the rougher h got. .
At eleven o'clock 1 arrived at the
70 much In Drews Valley, 20 miles
from Lukevlew. 1 was quite tired und
the day was not nearly so balmy and
bright aa when starting oliti After
un hour's rest and an excellent dinner
with llilllo McKee, 1 started boldly
out ou a liO mile ride across a rough
tliu bored mountain, by a strange and
unfrequented trail to J Sanies valley.
This distuueo I. covered iu about six
hours, by walking and leudlng, iuing
aud resting, and then wulklug Hguin.
I wus sore and tired iu tho superla
tive degree, I cau tollyou, und while
I hud an excellent Bupper ut Mr. Tull's
place, nothing Seemed to taste just
right, neither did any of the softly
cushioned chairs relieve my aching
void. I slept some, uot soundly, tbut
night, aud tho next morning at six
o'clock 1 was agulu on the move,
slowly it is tiuo, ou foot aud leadiug
my horse for the II rut mile. That day
late In tho oveulugj I Kot to Bonunzu,
and every Inch of tho road my faith
ful unima) became rougher and the
saddle more ill fitting, and to relieve
tho monotony of the coutinuui grind,
it mined continually on me.
The next morning ut Beveu I found
myself agulu walking and riding to
wards Klamath Falls. If I hud beon
sore the morning before, I wus truly
sore uow in every limb und muscloof
my body. Hut 1 hud resolved to
make the trip to Ashlitud ou liorso
back, und I was making It with as
good grace as possible onder these
most trying circumstances, looking
pleasant (7) aud never for aa Instant
thinking of turning back, or accepting
a proffered ride In comfortable tig.
I hud fully resolved . to make this trip
In this way aa stated above, and Inci
dentally to punish Moore at much a
possible while on the way out. This
last .1 accomplished to the minutest
detail. ' .... ) ' .
Well I arrived at Klnmath Falls on
the afternoon of the third day, more
dea4 than alive, and as wet as a heavy
half! days downpour of rain could pos
sibly make one. Notwithstanding my
aquatic, my battered and bruised,
my very dilapidated condition and
unpresentable appearance. things
looked good to me at Klamath r'alU,
especially was this true after I bad
eaten a hearty luncb, and began to
dry out a little. My friends of this
booming metropolis of Klamath
County, met me with a pleasant smile
and a cordial hand shake. 1 returned
the hand shake and trlod to look
pleasant, but I fear my pleasantry all
dwindled into a sickly smile, for I
assure you, dear Oscar, I did not feel
at all like either laughing or smiling.
Neither did I feel like standing up,
lying down, aud surely not sitting.
The following morning at six o'clock
I was ugain slowly moving toward my
destination. This and the day fol
lowing wan merely a repetition of
the preceding day's walking, leading
and changing my stirrfp leathers to
Ut my real or jlmagluary Increased
length of legs.
Well Oscar, I am here, found my
family well and anxious to start for a
risit to their old Lakeview , borne.
I should have written sooner, but
had to reoujxirate a few days before
collecting my scattered thoughts and
quieting my shattered, nerve. The
promised pictures I herewith enclose,
noplng hat the same may fully meet
with your approval.
I ahsll start for Klamath Falls to
night on tho mid night train y and
shall -lU-nd a lm of tin CrcuH
court of that County, which convenes
on the 17th, before returning to Lake
view. Yours very truly,
P. 8. 1 shall not travel on horse
back on my way home. ' W. J.M.
The local gunsmen took a turn at
trap shooting last Sunday! J. B.
Auten, the real estnto man, was cham
pion of the tenin, breaking -J out of
35 blue rocks.
It waft arranged to take 5 shots each
iu 5 differed rounds, making 2T shots
each. Hut as they hud several blue
rocks left they decided to make it 7
rounds, a total of '.15 shots. The score
stood us follows :' : '
Auten 'A Proudfoot 22, Thornton
22, Hoyd 'JO lugratn 1(1, MoKendree
IB, T. K. Bernard 4, Venator 7,
Celebration at Paisley.
It is said that the lurgest crowd vis
ited Puisley upon tho occuclou of the
"blowout" ut that place that the
town has seen for a long time. Over
seventy tickets were sold for the ball,
and tho hall was crowded. Every
thing passed olf smoothly.
In the ball games Paisley won from
Silver Lake by '. tallies and bent
Lakevlew iu a Bcore of '20 to 13.
. In the Rotunda.. ,
Under the leadiug Of "Heard in
the Rotundas, "tho Portluud Oregon-i
lan of the 10th, Inst.', .says: . I
"Miulug in Southeastern Oregon
as beginuiug to' assume a lively, as
pect, said A. E. . 'Florence, of .the
Lakeview Mercantile Company, at the
Uregon Hotel yesterday.
We are about 110 miles from u rail
way and traveling is slow work iu our.
section . Act ivity in stock and sheep
raising, ' with' tbe recent lutorest
aroused iu mining, is uiukiug tho dis
trict pretty lively ut piesent, however.
We have no idea when we will get a
railroad, but at the present rata of
progress it will be about 2G years.
The mining activity, however, may
stimulate ' a movement for railroad
connection with the' outside world
The mineral formatiou1 In which
gold Is found is' similar to the 'forma
tion ' . Iu th-t ' Nevada and Arizona
mines. There has been' much pros
pecting lately und many good quart a
properties huVe boeu 1 found. No de
velopment has' bogunjyet, but there
will bo in the uext few months."
A frieud of Mr. Florence iu Luke-
view, after reading the above lu the
Oregouiun, said that he rattier expect
ed Mr. Florence would meet with
some misfortune, but he had uo idea
he would get into the "rotunda. "
LAKEVIEW IN NEED OF
;'; A COMMERCIAL CLUB
A Place to Entertain
That Lakevlew is devoid of one very
Important feature is evidenced by
the absence of 'a suitable place to
entertain stranger aiid where one can
while 'away a few leisure moments.
Every town of Lakeview' sire and
Importance has its commercial plub or t
chamber of commerce. At these clubs '
strangers are entertained and many, !
many pleasant hours are spent in
various ways, both pleasant to tbe pat
rons and beniflclal to the progress of
the community. Plans for betterment
of conditions are laid and discussed :
and many Improvements to town and .
county detailed.1 Nothing' could add
more to the well being of i Lakeview
than the establishment of such a club
here. Fifty members can be secured
iu the towu, to say nothing of tbe
outside membership that might
reasonably be expected, and with an
Initiation fee of, say 9, sufficient
funds could be raised to start the club
off ou a solid foundation. If needs
be a building could be erected to
accommodate the club. Tbe matter of
maintaining It, once started would
ARTHUR PRICE 'WAS,'.
' SADLY NEGLECTED
: Arthur L. Price' died last Thursday
night, of cancer of tbe face, from
wblcb he has suffered 1 for Beveral
months past. ' '
Mr. Price went to Portlaud for
treatment some months ago but got
no relief, and retnroed here to take
bia chances with fata. lie had grad
ually grown worse for some time and
several weeks ago gave up all hopes of
recovery. About two weeks ago be
concluded that the world was tired of
him and bis piesence not acceptable
to any one, so he went toW. Z. Moss'
bara aud laid there till, urged to re
move to a more comfortable' quarters.
While be was at the barn the fetory
was circulated that be was. an object
for charity and Mr. . Uoone and Mr.
Duckworth decided to give him com
fort When Mr. Duckworth called
upon him. Price informed him that
ho w-as not an object for charity, I hat
be bud mouey in tbe bank, ruuehand
horsoe on tbe range, aud that bis
knowledge 'of his condition and of
his presenco being uninviting to
others was his reason for bis seclusion.
Ha seemed indignant at the rumor
of his depeudauce. Hut he concluded
to move his quarters, and went to tbe
Thompson house on Slush street, but
hud no one to wait on him. Kind
neighbors did what they could iu the
wuy of carrying him food. On Wed
nesday evening the marshal, Mr.
Hurker, informed tbe people that Mr.
Price was helpless, uot being able to
build a fire for himself, and circula
ted a subscription paper to secure
funds to hire a nurse for biui. He
met with poor success iu gettiug any
one to go to the sick .nmu's Assistance
thut night. The consequences were
that the next morning wheu neigh
bors weut to the house to take him
food they found him dead.
Tbe poor fellow hud laid there aud
died alone. Tho horrors of such a
death without ; the comforting word
or touch of even, a; single ,( friend,
ought to make every resident of the
town ashamed of himself. . We do uot
kuow what our end may be; we hope
it will not be such, but if it should,
have we "doue unto ,othors us we
should wish them to do unto us?"
Lakeview has a wide reputation for
its charity ; no person ever wont huu
gry or cold when ' their wants were
kuown to tho! people of Lakeview.
Hut this tmiu did not need money,1 be
did : not need clothing, uor, perhai
food, but he did need to' be uursed.
It Is not uatural for a mau to lie
dowu and dla like a dog, nor' is it
bumuue to ullow him to do to. I What
oould have beeu done to relieve his
sulforiug is not kuown, there was pro
bably nothing tbut oould have relieved
his pulu , but uiouU his departure from
this Ufa upt beuu made more pleasuut
by coiufortiug words?
Geo, llaukiu delivered to' the
llrin this week the beef cattle sold
,1)6 company somo time ago.
Strangers When They
be a small one. Bucb amusements, as
suggested themselves to the membra
could be arranged for, and under
such proper' management aa our
citizens1 are capable, of giving the
place , would be one la which every
member and every , resident of the
town would be proud. ' ' . ,
Lakeview has every reason to ex
pect frequent visits from distinguish
ed persons, and' their numbers and
visits will continue to increase. With
out a place of entertaiumeut the town
lain an' embarrassing' position. As
property increases Invalue, which it
is certain to do, tbe Club's assets
would grow, and In tbe. future might
reasonably be expected , to prove a
good investment, to say . nothing' of
tbe every day advantages it affords.
Now Is tbe time to begin on such a
proposition, as some delay would be
experienced in .completing arrange
ments, and if a building must be erect
ed some time would be necessary for
buying material, ground and con
Think this matter over, talk it op,
and start tbe ball to rolling.
BUT ONE WOOL SALE : ,
; , REPORTED TO DATE
The ' wool market is tbe most pe
culiar ever experienced in this sec
tion of country. Buyers are here and
growers are here, bat' tbey are from
one to two ' cents per pound apart.
The best buyers say they can offer is
from 17 to 19 'cents, owing to tbe grade
of wool, and the growers are holding
for 20 cents. l- ' '
V.L . Snelling opened tbe market
first of the week by buying about
80,000 pounds from 8. B. Chandler,
for Hallowell, Jones k Donald of Bos
ton, paying for it between 18 and 19
ceuts, from tbe best we can 'learn, it
was very close to 19 cents. Mr. Snel
ling says the prices now range from
17 to 19 ceuts. He was on a deal yes
terday for the Moss clip.
: Massingill has been out, reports no
, Frankl has offers out, but reports
Mr. Cotter says be has bought none
1 Within the next ten days it is be
lieved that there will be a change iu
tbe situation, i By that time shearing
will be about over and growers, will
either want to sell or ship. '
: Some wool bus been consigned
j Mr. Drenkel and Family Return
W. II. Drenkel and family, consist
ing of his wife and four children arri
ved here lust Saturday from Los Ang
les. Mr. Drenkel, when here a few
weeks ago, as was stated in The Ex
aminer, purchased the Norin residence
iu Lakeview, aud the Dent Bros,
farm at the south edge of town, aud
tbey have come to take up their resi
dence in this city. ' '
.1"; .',' v..-r
To tne Noble Grand, Officers and
Members of Lakeview Lodge No. 63,
t O. O. F. . , i
Sirs and Brothers: ;. i . . i .
Your Committee appointed for
e purpose, fraternally offer the fol
lowing Resolutions :
I Death, ba invaded our k Lodge, aud
takeu from us our beloved Brother
Martin T. Walters. i
. He ban gone from a well spent
to his Heavenly rest, vtbile our
hearts mourn for bim, our belief in
tbe Immortality of the soul teaches
us, that ne has gone, to that higher
Life, which we all hope to attain by
the practice of these virtues which
our Order' inculcates and which be so
faithfully observed while with us.
' Our Loss though great, is but small
wheu compared with that which his
bereaved Family sustaiued, It is oqr
sad duty to offer them pur most heart
felt Cousolutlou. May our Heavenly
Father soften their sorrow iu this
greut aftlictlou' aud support them In
The Loss sustained by this Lodge
aud the Community lu which be re
sided so many yours is. keenly foil by J
all w ho knew bim. Knew bim, to love
him for his upright and honest ways, I
for bis genial disposition and for bit
strict adherence to Truth and loral
ity. ' :,'
Always green will bis Memory te
rns! n In our Hearts.
Iteeolved that tbe foregoing be
spread on tbe Ilecords of our Lodgo,
a Copy be furnished tbe. Family of
onr departed Brother and that it be
published io the local Newspapers. .
1 J. Frank, ) ,
; 8. F. Ahltsorm;) Committee. . .
I HarryHailey. . ','
i "' 1 1 i !,
i Alexander Mctiilllvray. . ,
Regarding the death of Mr. Alex
ander C. MeUilli vray, annoanced - In
tbe Examiner last week, Tbe Dickin
son Press, published id -Mr. -McGilliv
ray's home town, says in part of the
sad occurrence i ' ' ' '
"A gloom waa cast over the city
Tuesday evening when it was learned
that Alexander C. McC? i 111 vray .had
died of heart disease at bia borne "on
Sima Street Mr. and Mrs. McOilll
vray bad been borne but a week from
Southern California, and it was not
generally, known in 'Dickinson . that
Mr. McUilllvray was in poor, health.
He bad been poorly all winter ,oi
since be laft here in Janurary. It was
necessary for him in his borne trip to
stop. along the route and rest.' After
getting borne Mr. McG ill i vray was
down town several times and seemed
cheerful and quite himself. An hour
bfore bis death be was up and dressed.
He was bora in Canada in 1859, came
to tbe United States in 1877, was for
Ave years s trave'Jng salesman for a
New York drygouds house, was in
the , merchandise business for
twelve years, was in the stock busi
ncss, and also developed large coal
mines 'a Dakota, In 1888 he married
Miss Mary J. Mpntague, also a native
of Canada. He entered politics in
1887, and waa elected state senator in
1900, serving in that capacity for . ten
years, whenbe was appointed register
of the Blsmark land ofSoa. In the
sena.4 Jy yui a. leader, 4id one of tbe
foremoai Kepablicans in North Dako
ta, one .time being mentioned for
governor. ' He 'was Instrumental in
getting the , Dickinson . land 1 office
created, and was' appointed register,.
but served but a short time, resigning
to devote hie entire attention to his
large Jand Interests in Oregon. ,
Fred A. Ash and Miss Ora D.
sions, both of Bid well, Calif.,
were married Monday t noon, at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Sessions
in Lakeview Rev. A. J. Armstrong,
performed the Ceremony. , 4 , j . ;
Mr. Ash is a highly respected gen
tleman who has resided at Bid well for
five or six years , and has gained . the
respect,' and friendship of everyone
who has made his acquaintance. ,
The bride is tbe daugLter . of Mr.
Ed Sessions of Fort Bidwell, one of
Surprise valley's well-to-do pioneers.
Mrs. Ash is a highly esteemed young
lady and a favorite among her ac
quaintances who consist of the entire
population of the community in
which she was raised.
The happy couple have the good
wishes of a large circle of friends, and
The Examiner joins tbe host.
Only Two Left.
C. C. Cannon was up from Pine
Creek Monday. Mr., Cannon waa in
a reminescent mood. He, said that
he was the only man now living who
waa present at, tbe first Fourth of
July celebration ever held In Goose
Lake valley, which occurred' in 18(19,
and , that Mrs. Myrtle was tbe only
woman now living who waa present.
' Seldom . does' oue, in these times of
baaty progress, . ; atop i to think of
these early day events. . For thirty
eicht years tbe people of Goose Lake
valley have been celebrating the
Fourth of July, each y ar with larger
attendance, and . Jeach year w ith
fewer who attended the first occas
ion, until nbw there are but two per
sons living who made merry ou that
Fourth of July iu 1809
Mr. C. Stardley, bead engineer , of
the Oregon Eastern railroad ' ar'rfVed
here Tuesday. , The large force of en
gineers and draftsmen ate very busy
in the head office iu the First
Natioual Bank building, with, ruaps
L. F. Conu aud wife and
daughter etartad yesterday tot Pallas,
this state, where they go ou a visit
with Mrs. Conn's relatives. Mr. Conu
will return iu a short time and Mrs.
Coua pud daughter will remaipsome
MAYOR SCHMITZ I.
. t . I l I 1 if
Heney Made Good in San
Francisco Graft Case j
OTHER, OFFICIALS TO FOLLOW.
. " : i i
Mayor Says He Will Fight Case
To The Highest Court In
, Pursuit of Justlcj 5
. A jury of twelve of his peer ' ias
declared Mayor Eugene Scbmitz guil
ty , of tbe crime of extortion as
charged against him by the Oliver
The jury waa out just one boor and .
thirty-Ave minutes. It elected Char
lea E. Capp1 foreman and at once pro
ceeded to an 1 informal ballot This '
was cast verbally an stoodpl for con' '
viction, one for - acquittal. ' Mr. "
Burns, a shoemaker cast the." dissent-"
ing vote. Then the twelve men be
gan a discussion of 'the evidence,
which lasted for. nearly an hour. .. At
tbe end of that time the. first . formal
ballot was cast., It . was a written.)
ballot and was unanimous for oonvio-
tlon. .!; i.O . ;; ' I
District Attorney Langdon said :
: "Tbe verdict shows that justice tas
been done. It ahows that no man, no
matter how proud or arrogant or high
showing his position may be, is above '
the law., It vindicates the campaign
instituted some eight month ee ago to '
clean up affairs in this city. . Through
these many months by a considerable
portion of tha community , tbe . prose-,
cutiou has 4 bea maligned, its mo
tives ic;i:;d antrt has been char- ,
acterUed aa perho'ilon instead of
a prosecution. Twelve men of .his
own choosing have found , Mm , to, be .
guilty. , This sweeps away all criticism ;
heretofore made against the prose
ction. , This verdict means more than ' the ''
conviction of Schmitz. -It means that
those who, have made possible bia trea- ; ,
son in office will meet the same fate. .
It means that the mighty princes of
finance who would have defeated the
laws of the state and city will surely
be convicted ; that law ' and ; order
are demanded by our citizens and that
a uew era of decency has set in. We
shall not stop until the whole situation
has been cleared up, . ,
Again may we repeat the statement
made at the inaguration of this cam
paign : - - ,
"No innocent man may fear the law ;
no guilty man may hope to escape it."
J. J. Barret of the defense said:
"Nobody knows better than the pro
secution that this verdict is hot worth
the paper it is written on. it repre
sents in every particular a disregard
for , law and justice about which we
have complained in unmistakable
terms at every stage of the trial. We
promise to exhibit a record of the er
rors and misconduct without parallel
in tbe history of criminal iitfgat'on
Mayor Schmitz said : "No matter
what the decision of tbe jury was,
gotten under most adverse circumstan
ces regarding myself, I still mantain
aud affrm that I am absolutely inno
ent of the crime charged against m
and will fight the case to the last re
sort As I sai d before my trial, I
did not expect ,' nor did I receive fair
or even decent treatment at the hands
of Judge Dunne, and, realizing his
prejudice I made every eflort to have
the case transferred to any other judge
in the state. I do not take; this as a
defeat,' and the decision makes me all
the more determined to seek aud se
cu re justice in another court.
School election was held Monday,
for the purpose of electing one direct
or to succeed H. Daly, und a clerk to
succeed Mrs. Unibach, whose terms
expired. There wus a large atten
dance, iu view of a rumored contest
for director, but if there was any one
preseut who had tuiy (objection to the
present regime, they kept their lips
sealed, . There was bat ; oue nomina
tion for director, tbut being Dr. Daly
to succeed liimaelf. ' When it came to
choosing a clerk Mrs. Umbuoh was
the uuapimous choice, both being
elected by acclamation.
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