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LAKE VI KW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1907.
tl. w. Drenkel Plotting
The Lane kancli.
IAKIVIEW TO BE CITY OF 10,000.
Th it Numb.-r of Inhabitants Will
Want Homes Here If Present
Indication Jlean Anything.
Mr. M. Swartout bun been nduavor
inn to purchase the Sherlock ranch lie
luw town. II Im purpose U to lay It
-oif into town lot mill soil it to home
II. W. Drenkrl is platting the Lauo
pluro recently purchased by him from
Unit Bros , mihI will put it on the
market in town lot. He Iihm a sur
veyor at work locating corii-r and
waking a map of the town. Mr. Drrn
kel Intends to Uy off hi addition ac
cording to tha regular survey, and not
by tbe town survey, which in not ou
tec 1 1 on lines. There teems to be a
rrat dttmand for residence lotn, and
witb tho DreukH addition, tho Wat
mill addition, the Walters addition,
mid if tbo Sherlock place is cut up
into town lotn, l,ukveicw will im a
ilty capable of supplying homes fur
1(HK), pfoplo. The way it looks now
that uumlier wl I want homes hire
foie anothitr year.
From Shi-ep to C" "'
Tim following 1h'- r form Mr. Chun.
O. lion, forury b,I' raiser of
Summer li"'-8 ""o recently
left that ctlon of country, will be of
iuti.r-1 to the many friend of Mr.
Pulilinhei- ,jnk CVuui) F.si.uilw r,
Iear Sir itml Friend :
This in to
inform you that 1 have cbauged my
nl'Jri'H from Summer Luke to Pelu
iiimu, Calif. Please hcud tho Spicy
KxiiiuliHT to inu ut my nuw addrets.
1 bought teu acres of lit ml here uud
huvtj n i ii h into tint chicken hutiiiietM,
.ind am well plenum!, ho fur. I have the
bo-it of neltf libcim, thity ure ull willing
to (tlio-v me whatever 1 do not under
Htund iilioiit tliu now business. 1
bought SOU pullets to start with, no
will huvo a good ilock iu six or eight
mouth Oiid of my ueighhois him
1000 chicken, niiil hi told mu that he
made u I u t 11 per day from them,
ami thii feed mid other expenses wiih
not iiiurt than r! per day. ho you can
see what kind of money there in in
the chicken lniMinen here, and the
w ork in not very bar J.
tiive my refill ils to inquiring
Yours Very Respectfully,
ChiiH. C. Hoe.
War Meet Coming.
Dispatches Hay that nix battleships
will start tor the Pacific Coast by way
of the Strait h of Megeliiin, some time
iu December. About CO days will be
required for the fleet to make the
run, which w ill bring it to San Fran
olscco iu February. The Hrst an
nouncement of thin naval movement
was made by Secretary of the Navy
Mctcalf July 4th, nt which time the
report were given tint that the fleet
would consist of sixteen battleship,
Tho dally papers publiHhing the latent
reports point out that the change
from sixteen to nix might be a mistake
iu the telegraphic dispatch, and owiug
to the poor service, can not be readily
corrected. And again it is explained
that since the war talk has subsided
the prcslduut may have decided to
out the uuuiber Hrst talked of. There
will lie u flotilla of armored cruisers
make the trip about the same time
but it will not ucoompany the battle
Later dispatches indicute that the
word nix, should have been sixteen
.1. U. Gentry mid Miss Mildred
llaineiHley wore married at the home
of the brides' father, Mr. (ioerge
llamersley, at l'ino ('reek, lust Sun
day, August 'A UNIT. Uov. J. II.
Howard, of that place performed the
Mr. Gentry is a brother of Mrs. II.
Iloynolds. of Lakeview. The bride is
the handsome daughter of George
Hamersley of l'iue Creek. The Exami
ner wishes tho happy young couple a
long and happy life.
Mow to Acquire Land.
We have numerous Inquiries from
our subscri tiers In tha Kant regarding
the procehses necessary to secure land
under the different land laws of the
public laud states. Detallod informa
tion is very difficult to give, on ac
count of the rulings of the general
land ofPco which is necessary to fit all
cases. Tha homestead law I extreme
ly ditlicult of explanation liecause of
the requirement and qualifications.
Generally speaking, every person of
the required age, either niao or wo
man, who has not used bis or ber
homestead right or who has not ac
quired title to mora than 3'JU acres of
land. Including the tract applied for
under this law, may secure 100, 80 or
10 acres of land by living upon and
cultivating the laud for Ave years.
The meaning of actual residence upon
uud cultivation of tha land we will
not endeavor to explain, but it will
sufllcu to say that proof of good faith
of the claimant tnuit lie establshed.
Tho cominutaton clause in the home
stead luw provides that after fourteen
mouths residence the claimant niay
make proof and acquire title by tha
payment of II. 'i" per acre, and a few
dollars additional cost In making
Unal live year proof the cost does not
necessarily exceed .15.
Auy citizen of the required g 21
years for meu and IHywarsfor women,
may purchase at L.t0 per acre 100, 80
or 40 acres of laud under tho "timber
and stoii'" 't f June 3 187H. The
course to pursue under this act, is to
Uo upon the laud, satisfy yourself and
two witnesses as to the character of
the laud, make filings at the V. S.
Laud olllca within the Isud district
where the land is situated. Notice of
Intention to purchase must be pub
lished in a newspaper mareat the laud
for a period of ten weeks, after which
another visit to the land must be made
when final proof can be made by the
payment of fi.00 pel ncro, together
with a few dollars addl'.ion&l cost.
i ! rer.rrT luim i. ;:tv.. person
not to exceed .'Wl acres of dcftnrt laud,
upon the payment of 1,'A" per acre,
'St cents per acre dowu and the bal
iu live years when final prrof is made,
the performance of certain duties re
quired, such as doing woik upon the
land to the amount of oiio dollar xt
acre per year.
The ti tn her culture act, w hich allows
a pei sou to acquire, title to WiO acres
of laud is very little iu use because of
the ilittlculty in fulfilling the law.
One can purchase school and college
land iu the state of Oregon for tM
per acre. Swamp and overflow lauds
can alrto be acquired from the State.
For detailed information about any
of the government lauds or how to ac
quire thorn tho U. H. Laud ofllce furn
ishes circulars free upon application.
The acquirement of land, is not at
all difficult for actual homeseekers ; 1
thoHo w ho really desire laud for homes
and not for speculative purposes.
The Lakeview schools will opeu
either tho Kith or or ZU of Septem
ber, with six teachers. Two have not, '
yet tieen chosou. Their selection has
beeu left to the principal, l'rof.
Ths Prtsidtnt: "No
THfc HEWITT PEOPLE
HAY BUY ROAD LANDS
May Mean a Gigantic Private Irrigation
Scheme for Lake County.
Mr. II- A. Hunter, of the Hunter
Land Co., Is now negotiating witb the
Hewitt Land company fur the sale to
tbe latter company of tha Oregon
Wagon Koad Grant, consisting of
500,000 acres of land In Southeastern
Oregon, tha richest part of which lies
lo Lako county. Mr. Huntei left
Lakeview a couple of weeks ago for
Tacoma, Mid we understand be Is now
in Ban Francisco with una of tbe
Hewitts, and tbey are expected Id
Lakeview in a few days to look over
tbe lands embraced in the grant, and
it is likely the option they bold will
be taken up. Tbe price of the tract,
so we are informed, Is 11,000,000, or
about fi per pc re for tbe entire tract.
Tom Mulkey Sells Out.
We understand that Tom Mulkey
has decided to quit the sheep business
and raise cattle. Ha has purchased
the C. K. Campliell ranch at tbe north
end of Abert lake for 1000, and in
tends to make a cattle ranch of it,
Mr. Mulkey has bad J. K. N'orins
band of sheep ou shares for five years,
and will come out about 910,000 to the
good. Tom MoJkey is a very indus
trious boy. He qualified himself for a
successful sheepman by herding' and
tending camp for several years for
wages. His services were greatly in
demand and when be was sure of bis
ability be leased a band of sheep and
struck out for himself. Desperadoes
killed about half the sheep he bad n
the north end of tbe county a couple
of years ago, but be survived lie
worked bard and stayed close to bis
sheep, and will divide up with Noiiu
October first. Last week he sold foOOO
worth of sheep. He will have about
10U0 Iambs to sell after he divides.
Mr. and Mrs. Swartout Here.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Swartout, of Ever
ett, Wash., arrived in Lakeview last
Saturday. Mr. Swartout is the origi
nator of the West Side Irrigation pro
ject, who, with C. H. McKendree in
terested tha Hewitt Land Co., of
Tacoma, Wash., in the project. A
company was formed which included
Mr. Swartout and Mr. McKendree.
The new company secured between
live and six thousand acres of laud
embraced in the territory to be irri
gated. Surveys for reservoir sites,
canals and laterals were made last
Spriug but actual work on the system
was delayed until next spring, when
it was stated work would begiu.
Mr. Swartout does not state defi
nitely whether the scheme will be car
ried out as formerly contemplated.
He says that conditions are peculiar;
that laud has raised in urice, and also
that the advantages to be gamed by
PREPARING FOR 1908.
matter whs drivti, so Ipng as you ktaa
Some of tba land, of course, Is not
very valuable at present, while large
' compact bodies of It Is worth from
110 to t'20 per acre. In our estimation.
. Tbe deal, as a whole, seems a good
J one for the Hewitts, as tbe develop
, ment of the country would make their
i holdings very valuable and make it
possible for them to construct irriga
tion systems lo the localities where it
Is practicable upon a sure paying
basis. If this is done it is believed
that farms of desired size will be put
on tbe market all under irrigation.
The rapidity with which railroad
surveying is being carried on here in
j Lake county makes any sort ot in
i vestment safe here at present prices.
Sheep and Land Sales.
M. Sanders was in town last week.
He informs us that be and L. U.
Thomas have purchased 1500 bead of
ewes from Tom Mulkey at ft. 75 per
bead to be delivered Oct. first Mr.
Banders and Mr. Thomas now bave
: about 7000 bead of sheep and own
I almost enough land for their summer
j range. Mr. Sanders has bought 1530
' acres in Cox flat from Geo. Jones, of
Pauley for $8000. Ha gets possession
. of tbe land next yea.
Mr. Sweet and Mr. Holmburg, tbe
eastern gentlemen bere Inst week,
whom The Examiner stated were on a
deal for land on tbe West bide pur
chased the J. L. Morris ranch for
.12700. They ate negotiating for an-
' other tract of land in that settlement,
I J. II. Leubmau bought the Wab
Sherlock residence on Walter street
last Friday, paying t'Mio. Mr. Leeh
man can boast of owning one of the
prettiest homes in Oregon, or any
j other place.
irrigation are not satisfactorily de
termined upon. He says he U almost
convinced that the soil of Lake county
does not need irrigation to raise good
crops. A test of tbe dry land farm-
. iug, kuown as tbe Campbell system,
be thinks, will prove satisfactory
I without irrigation, hence be does not
, say for sure whether or uot the 6cherre
! will be carried out.
Tbe recent storm seems to have been
general all over the Coast, aud in most
places was accompanied by thunder
aud lightning. Electric and telephone
wiies were put out of commission,
and considerable damage done to
crops. In the wheat sections hail and
heavy rain beat dowu the grain, caus
ing much damage. Here tbe rain was
quite heavy, but aside from wetting
tbe hay in tho shock, little damage
him on this road."
Jamition in Pittsburg Dispatch.
Unrest In Klamath.
Tbe Bonanza Itulleton expresses Its
contempt for tbe government Recla
mation Service in mild epithets and
religious cuss words.
Tbe Klamath Republican undertakes
to pacify tbe landowners ot that por
tion of the Klamath Irrigation project
known over there as tbe upper projeet.
by advising them to not act hastily in
ceceding from tbe Reclamation
project that has gained lor Klamath
Falls so much notoriety andso little real
benefit to the people who bave signed
over tbelr lands witb tbe expectation
of getting their lands Irrigated. Tbe
landowners bave become tired of wait
ing and paying asessments and bave
announced ttelr intention of cancell
ing tbe contracts which bind them
to i iake tbe assessments and prevent
them from borrowing money to carry
out tbe private irrigation projects
under way when tbe government
stepped in witb its great scheme.
Following is what tbe Bonanza Bul
letin bas to say of tbe Republicans'
efforts at pacification:
In last week's Republican appeared
a lengthy editorial giving tbe people
of tbe Upper Project much unsolicited
advice. Tbe editor is pleased to
believe that work on tbe Clear Lake
dam will begin next year. Mlldy en
tertaining but quite unconvincing.
He tells tbe landowners to keep oool
and to not act under stress of excite
ment. Altogether unnecessary. In
difference, tbe prevailing attitnde,
does not consort with frenzy. Con
cerning the Upper project, we no
longer care a that is, for tbe dam.
He remarks that "any effort to coerce
tbe government is a big undertaking. "
Very, very true, and very very imper
tinent. Thus far tbe landowners bave
delt only with tbe Water Users Asso
ciation, which isn't tbe government,
or, in fact, much of anything else so
far as bas been discovered. He de
sires of tbe people that they "ask
themselves if tbey bave done their
part ,and if they bave . not, then go
aiouj aud do it."
Auswer: They bave done their
part, and as far as possible will go
ahead and undo it.
"Word comes from the Upper Pro
ject that they are going to secede,"
mourns the Republican. Bless you
man, get out your thesaurus. The
reclamation service seceded. We are
tbe jilted party, tbe grass widow. We
only want a mutual return of all love
tokens and letters, that we may hunt
another beau without having any em
barrassing evidences of our past en
tanglement out to make trouble. If
we were only engaged to the reclama
tion service, we've been jilted and
want that understood. If re have
been legally married to R S., we've
been deserted and insist on a legal
divorce. During our courtship or
marrage with R. S. we've been duti
fully good and kind and loving, yet
he has stayed away from us to spend
his money on jades who pulled bis
hair and threw brickbats at him. R.
S. drove away the Klamath Canal
Company, who had the most seriou
intentious, promising us to be loyal
and true. But alas I We've been get
ting ready for the wedding the past
two years only to be told at the last,
that his money's gone to other loves.
There were we, waiting at the
Awaiting at tbe church, be left
in the lurch.
My! how it did upset we.
He wrote to us a note, this is the
very note and this is what he wrote
"1 can t get away to marry you
My wives won't let me. "
Cupid bas aucidently dropped one
of his little arrows with which he has
been doing effective work in Lake
view lately, which bore the date, Sat
urday evening August 31, 1007 at
7:30, at tbe borne of the Groom, in
Lakeview Oregon, Mr. Charles Ton
uingseu aud Mrs. Allie Eaton.
Rah I We told you so. May joy
From Sliver Lake.
The Silver Lake Leader states that
the railroad surveyors camped at
Thousand Springs at the north end of
Summer Lake, bave returned to the
McCarthy horse ranch north of Silver
Lake, for the purpose of running a
new survey dowu tbe west side of tbe
We understand the festive soripper is
at work, laying scrip on some of our
vacant farm lauds iu the Christmas
Lake country- Actual settlers that
want homes for themselves aud fami
lies is what is wanted, not speculators.
DOIIT FEAR PAiilC
Says the People Qet What
SOUND LOGIC ON THE FINANCES
AH Former Financial . Panics
Traceable Directly to Political
Or Financial Agitation.
Leslie M .Sbaw, former Secretary of
tbe Treasury, authorized the follow
ing interview on the present financial
and industrial conditions:
"Our farms produce more than
IC, 500, 000, 000 per annum, and tbe
prospect is good for an average crop.
Our mines yield more than II, C00,
000,000, and our forests mof , than
f 1,000, 000, 000, and neither of these
sources of wealth bas been exhausted.
The output of our factories Id i other
than food products is 12, 000,000,000,
and no fires have been extinguished.
Tbe railways earn more than $2,000,
000,000, and tbey are all in aaocessfol
operation. Tbe payrolls of our facto
ries and railways' aggregate approxi
mately $3,500,000,000, and tbe scale of
wages bas not been reduced. In other-
I words, tba real sources of tbe people's
wealth bave not yet been ajrected.
and tbe ability of industrial : concerns
to pay dividends is not meastred by
the market price of their stodks.
"Logical reasons for serious condi
tions are therefore wanting.' .Psycho
logical reasons are never wanting. If
I judge correctly, tbe people will bave
exactly what tbey expect. ' If those
who bave money in the banks -withdraw
it and lock it on, if the. banks
"3 to graut accommodations, and
it trie consuming publio decline to
place orders, then we will very soon
witness tbe effects.
"Let those who think that times of
disaster follow each Other at regular
intervals bear in mind that this1 conn
try never yet experienced a period
of depression that was not traceable
to financial or economic agitation or
legislation, and usually to both. In
1893 tbe redemption of greenbacks in
silver instead of gold was openly .ad
vocated. Tbe party in power was un
der promise to remove the protective
tariff from our industries, and the
free coinage of silver at the Jratio of
16 to 1 was championed by prominent
members ot both parties. The coun
try might have survived any one of
these sources of alarm, but it could
not survive all three. At this time
no one questions our financial system,
and tbe tariff will not be touched for
at least eighteeu months.
"Some check in the sneod at which
we are going ia most desirable, and
the checking process has probably be
gun. It will uot require a fair meas
ure of confidence and courage to pre
vent undue retardment in our indus
tries. Capital cannot be forced into
activity, but it can be forced out
of activity. I have never seen the
time when universal sanity was more
essential to our well being." San
cabinet Officer the Instigator.
Oscar Straus, Secretary of Com
merce aod Labor in President Roose
velt cabinat, tbe most 'compulsory
law abiding administration the
couutry bas ever bad, bas caused a
steamship to violate tbe law. While
touring the West and the FaoiHo
Ocean, Mr. Straus visited Honolulu,
and being anxious to return to tbe
United States in a hurry, and no
American vessel at hand hired a for
eign vessel to convey him and bis
party, consisting of Mrs. Straus, his
sou, private Secretary and a traveling
companion, to San Francisco. Tbo
Odptaiu of tbe steamer knowing that
it was a violation of law for a foreign
vessel lo carry American passengers
from oue Amreicau Port to another,
demauded a forfeit ot 81000 from Seo-
reatry Straus with which to pay the
Que, if tbe custom oillcial Stratton of
San Francisco should enforce the law.
Sure euough Mr. Stratton stuck the
captaiu for the fine, aud now it ia up
to the Secretary to pay or tight it out
against odds. The captain of tho
vessel will pay tbe flue out of Straus
money. Whether President Uooseveic
will regard tbe incident as a subject
for the big stick or lock upon it as s
bluff at precedent, remains to be seen.