f VOL. XXVIII. LA KK VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOliEIU!, 1007. NO, 44 LONG HUE OF LAND SEEKERS Lnnd Office Handles Big Crowd Without Mitch. STRICT HARMONY MAINTAINED. Orderly Conduct Speaks Highly for Doth Land Claimants and Land Office Officials. Never was a large crowd f eager and seekers mors orderly and courte una than Hint which was IIijimI up at tbe lend office hore Monday. l' to Haturday evening the luud office o 111 -clala had (-barge of the crowd and called the roll lioth morning and eve ning. On Katurtlay tliohe iu line were told that they would have to inuuage the line-up themselves, and after roll call they all repaired to tho Opera Holme to hold a meeting In order to come to an understand lag a to how the line up should ha maintained nil each once' rights reapectod. V. V. Light failed kthe meeting to older, and Mr. J II.. Lee of Klamuth county was urauimuusly elvcted chairman, and Mr. Jauiva Murry, of Lakeview secretary. Everything was harmon ious and the the crowd whs ensured that If harmony mm mnlntniued the laud office otllciala would concur lu any arrangements made by the crowd. It waa agreed tbut the Secretary should call the roll Sunday, morning and eveolug and on Monday morning, and when the land office opened be houldcull the name aa they appeared lu line, and each one step into the land office aud en'';.- bla .llirg Not a diHHeuting vole wtts beard to this agreement, and it waa curried out to ' a successful end. A etruug guard wim placed at the. laud idllco door to keep watch through the night, leat no me one should attempt to break the ruled and form a uew line. Home time in the night it un Muted that some partiea got a "jug" on uud undertook to form a line, but they were "thrown out", and no more trouble wua had. I'.ven if audi an occurrence took place, it It believed that the partiea were not sincere. Monday niorniug'M roll cull showed AH lu line, and at '.) o'clock the laud olllce door waa unlocked ami quietly and peucally tho llit two uppllcuuts atepped in at tho cuil of their namea. It wua noon He en thut but two tnluutea wua reiulred for a peraou to offer their papera. Hy i o'clock, noon, ISO had tiled, and about .1 o'clock all bud been put through the mill. Between 50 and homesteaders are -expected to come in yet to Mo. Up to lust ulght 319 upilicatloua bud boon filed. The otllciala rushed everything and by .Tuesday evenlug one could learn if be hud any opponent 'or bia claim, it waa discovered upon checking olf the filings that touu claims bud three or four tilings on them, . but aa the exact time to the bull minute, waa aoted on each set of puors, no ques tion will ariae as to priority. A greut many are, of course, dis appointed, but such was expected all long, and while some will compro mise, others will settle their cases lo 'the legal department of the geuerul Hand office. Wendeeduy more lag the crowd begun to leave for their bonisa, and while the town Is yet full of strangers over crowded conditions are somewhat re lieved. Women In the line were beard too remark thut they never saw a 'more orderly and gentlemanly crowd of men In tbler lives ; thut they bud not heard any improper language during their stay lu Hue. Lakeview has had the largest crowd it ever bud, and haudlod.lt admirably. Following Is a Hat of (bono liued up on Monday: Annie Babel, Nelliu McShuue, Geo, Harper, W. II. Canelieer, Jas. Mo Shane, R W. Caaebeer, It. L. Weir, W. E. Anderson, A. 11. Oray. F. 11 Moran, Mrs. Oeo. K. Htoikmnn, Goo. Storkmau, W. V. Hampton, Fetui Wilsbire, Oda Craveua, . Jas. Boyd, Geo, Eniery, Mrs. Jonas Norln, J. E. MoOoul, M. A. Light, F. P. Light, Frank Hutobinson, D. T. Oodslii, Oeo. Bloouilugcamp, Jus. Ryan, Sarah -Uarrett, LenaMalloy. Clayton Klssell, L.S . Asoough, T. J. Powell, J. K. Murrey P. O. Hugus Mrs. W. K.Dsrry R. M. Duller, Dora Lane, John Hart, It. A. Hart, Ethel Painter E. J. Haw kins Oeo. Knott, E, E. Woodcock, F. P. Toller, W. T. Brlsmaster Chss. Stint, Luther Ma'let, Mrs. M. O. Bern ard Mr. M.E. Steel Mrs. P. Lane, Prank Lane, A. L. ToDolngsen, Chus. TonnugMen, Pannle Tonningsen, Amra Olonn, Mrs. H.-JP. Woodcock. 8. O. Rurnes, A. Toller, M. 8. Bnrnoa, Jos. Lane, O. H. Easter, Mrs.0. H. Easter, Mrs. A. Hoyd Ira W. Bishop, John Wendell, Mm. John Wendell, 0. C. Price, li. It. McMnrtlu, A. L. Poor, Joel McCullough, Elmer Davis, Mrs. A. P. Tonningsen, A. P. Tunnliigsen, dene Touniugsen, Mrs. Wm. Harvey, A. M. Walker, Wm. Wagner, W. H. Allen, E. R. Post. (Jim Atchley, J. P. lloll.r, Lets Haudley, K. Woodwurd V. X. Wood. Mrs. O. U oyn, Mrs. II. C. New.ll, ;j. P. L, Mattle Peed, W. r. Heed, 8. P. Ahlsfroiu, Pearl llaitxog, Hattie lien!, J. K.Odorn, C. A. Jbbhoii, Dun McNamara, J. II. Milton, Albright Rene, Arthui Ober lln, J. J. Noonan, W. J. Mulkey, C. E. Mulkey, W. J. Howard, W. A. Lus ter, W. II. Itlchardson, E. E. Walker, Ed Lake, Tom liernard, Lydia Ross, Kosetta Downey, P. L. Pots, U. W. Mason, C. I). Nelson, O. C. OIhoh, Mattle Hedrlck, E. E Lyons, O. "chlels, II. A. Kchenck, J. J. Wllker sou, 8. M. Hmitbe, E. W. Itichatdson, H. 8 Newton. A W Rcullen, O. II. Newton, E. W. Whetstone, M. E. Key nolds, Wm. Folks, T. W. Newton, II. P. Cramer, W. II. .Muxou, Q. II. Keene P. W. Kroger J. E. Hayes W. I. Steele, C. O. Metxker, Lyman Mills, Mrs E. 11. Heury, W. T. Lee, 1). Mills, C. W. JeunlngH, A M. Oowdy, 8. Mosby, W. 8. Plemming, W. R. Boyd, J. E. Freeman, Lola NtLnon, Jas Spencer, P. W. McAffry, B. He Attry, 11. Egll, Burke A. L. Poor, Oeo. Fhanseil, J. J. Hogan, A. Wil cox, W. Bates, O. O. Balwdin. W. P. Henry, II. J. Lrangkam, D. Moses, rl Childs, II. A. Boggess, J. E. Har per, A. O. Walker, J A. W"op, 8. J. Nelson, M. C. Keene, Oeo. C. Nelson, K. I). NoUon, Jua. Phillipa, A. II. CroBH, Clyde Cogburn, C. A. Matdon, 11. I). Witherell, J. W. Miciton, James Norln I. II. Ivory M. Ivory C. E. Anderson et O.McDonwell J. 8. Hall. Thoe. Coppin, Joe. Murin, S. W. Richardson. P. C. Boyd J. 8. Stlckrel O. E. La Hef C. North J. Murphy, Ida Howard, W. C. Calleu, Ike Kent, J. Ansel, Laura Smull Llnuie Small A. L. CuiacMrs. Cuisck C. R. Cressey R. Lead Annu Creocey I. B. Cneecey, M. Creecey, J. H. Brown, It. Ewing, J. J. Mober, Dun Johnston, Ole Scleln, W. A. Verjon, N. O. Jacobosn, R. Ounlap, E. B. Heury, W. B. Hudson, 'J. Sween, M. Perry, Win. Ascougb, Kiasell. Edoull, Fit7.zgeral. Dr. 5tclner Appointed. At a ppeciul meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Insane Asylum, railed upon motion of Secrotury of State F. W. Benson, Dr. Robert Lee Steiuer was lust week appointed Superinten dent of the Asylum, to succeed Dr. J. F. Culhrcath, to take effect January 1 1IXIH. Secretary of State Benson placed Dr. Steiuer in nomination for the position, and the nomination was seconded by Treasurer Steel. Both voted lor Dr. Stolner, but Oovernor Chamberlaiu voted for Dr. Culbreatn. Superintendent Culbreatn, at the ex piration of bis present term will have had the position for eight years. Dr. Stolner's appointment is for four years. Dr. Steiuer is at present on a visit to bia old home and birthplace at Bluffton, O., where be has beon for more than two weeks past Befora returning, he Intends taking a post graduate course la medicine at New York. Ha is 38 years of age and bus been practicing but ten years, haviag graduated from Wlllumette Uulversity medical college In 1897. Salem States man. Mrs. Bennett Injured. Mrs. A. N. Beuuett met with a fieri ous uccldeiit lust Tuesday, while the family were comiug over from Bid well, whore they uttoudud the funeral of" Mrs. Morrow, Mrs. Bennett's mother. Showas fooling budly, and when they stopped at the Willow Ranch' hotel in the eveulug, f)die took a dose of camphor, which threw her Into a tit. The doctor from Fiue Creek was called, and anived there just In time to save the woman's life. When the spell cauio over ber a be pitched forward from the ennir in which she was sitting, uud struck ber shoulder against a treo in front of tbs porch, breuking her callnr bone and fracturing ber shoulder. Mrs. Ben nett Is now under a doctor's cine lu Lakeview, and Is getting along as well as could be expected, considering the seriousness of ber injury. It will be some ticia befoie she fully recovers from the accident. BANKS' OF LAKEVIEW WILL REflAIN OPEN. Govcrner Chamberlain Has Proclaimed Fi nancial Holiday of 5 Days. Owing to the unsettled financial conditions prevailing In the East, Governor Chamberlain has declared a financial holiday of five days in all Oregon banks. While Oregon Is not only very rich in money and could loan to Eaetern interests more than MM),ym, as shown by the recent report or State Bank Examiner Steele, and tlll have sufficient money to transact the business of the state, yet tho governor no doubt considered it to be to the best interests of Ore gon to declare a holiday, of five days, In order to enable the financial in stitutions of the state to prepare for O. E. 5. Entertains. The Eastern Star Lodge bold their annual Hallow'een entertainmoLt Tuesady evening. A large number of guests were Invited, each one receiv ing a "black cat" card of iuvitaton, with weird verse attached. Upon entering the ball, the "glad band" was exteudod by ghostly figures. The lodge room was lighted with a num ber of juck-o-lanterns, and after the guests were seated, all other lights were lowered, and a tall ghost appear ed, and told a blood curdling tula, which made the hair stand on end w hen jut at the most thrilling part the awful apparition of the tule turned out to be a Heryford steer. After tbi4 games were played the grown-ups indulging with a vim which told that they still bad youthful heart, (or had entered their second childhood.) Then supper was called and when tbe banquet room was thrown open, a new world was discovered; of hob goblins, brownies, witches on broom sticks flying in the air, jack-o-lanterns etc. The tables were covered with good things to eat, appropriate to the time. Pumpkin pies, doughnuts, gin gerbread, borne made candies, and coffee. Smilux and other pretty vines were twined around the plutsd, and overhead was a mass of pretty colors. We cau say. as a guest, that the O. E. 8. are royal entertainers. The com mittee worked hard but tbe success of tbe alt'air and tbe congratulations of those preseut repays them for their labor. Kebckahs Entertain. The Kebekahs gave an entertaiument lust Saturady evening to members of the order, and their wives auJ bus bands, and Tbe Odd fellows and their wives. The affair was a very pleas ent one and highly enjoyed by those present. Grand PresiduntMrs. Gal loway was present, uud the floor work was given for ber inspection, and she said that of 25 lodges visited by her. none put tbe work 011 better, and few so well as tbe Lakeview lodge. A banquet was served in the ban quet ball it was prepared by tbe Rebekah's which always means thut everything tbat oue can think of, that is good to eat, waa set before the guests. Mal Schedule Chanted. Last week we published a telegram stating tbat the trains would run through from Reno to Likely In on day, delivering the north bouud mail to tbe stages which would be dis patched from Likely the same night, and not Btop until Lakeview was reached. This schedule worked well, but Tuesdjy evening a dispatch was received here stating that both the north and south bouud mails would be held at Madeliue over night. This throws our mails a day late. This condition should bu vigorously opposed. drain Is 3polling. It Is said tbat any amount of the grain dowu tbe valley is being spoiled by the rains. Farmers neglected to provide thresh lug machines to thresh their crops, aud when a big crop was raised, the single maobiue in tbe valley was uu able to thresh tbe grain. The stacks are sprouting, aud already a large amount of grain has been spoiled. . Attorney General Crawford, G. II. Staplotou, Judge Benson aud 0. A. Cogswell, left for their homes Tuead y morning. any possible emergency that might arise. . Of all places on the Coast, Lake county is the most fortunate, in a financial way, for the reason tbat the county, as a rule, does not owe one ' dollar to outside inteiests, and ber ' two banks have now on deposit a snm I equal to more than 8'JtXI.OO per capita, a showing, perhaps, tbat no other 'county in the United State can equal. Tho banks, therefore, will remain opeii to transact such business as can be legally done, during the five days proclaimed as a bolliday by the gover nor. Receiver's DecUlon Affirmed. United States Land Office Washington, D. D. Register and Receiver, Lakeview, Oregon, Sirs: In tbe case of A. Odulite Horning vs. Kstberine A. Clopton. Allowing homestead entry. Receiver affirmed. It appers from the record of the above entitled case transmitted with your letter of March 18, tbat on ftept. 3, 1906, Katberine A. Clopton filed a tmber and stone application No, 3201 for a certain tract of land. On Sept. 5, 1900, A. Odalite Horning filed a homestead application for the same tract, or a part of it. Owing to ber failure to state whether she was married or single, or 21 years of age, Homing's homestead applica tion was returned for correction. nd when received at your office with an affidavit alleging settlement on tbe laud August 20, 1906, you ordered a bearing to determine tbe rights of the parties to the land. The land in conflict is the west half aud southeast quarter of southwest quarter section 9, containing 120 acres. Testimony was taken before tbe county clerk of Klamath County, Ore gon, on December 29, 1906, both par ties appeariug aud submitting testi mony, and Mual hearing was bad be fore you on January 12, 1907. You rendered dissentiug decisions, tbe Register finding tbat: Tbe homestead applicant bus not re sided on the laud continuously, nor bus she maintained a residence there ou as required by law, even though ber application had been allowed, to make this laud a home to tbe exclus ion of a home elsewhere, as she ad mitted tbat if the land had not been covered with timber she would not have made application for it, as it is 6hown by the testimony tbat the land is not suitable for agricultural purposes, aud that it would cost quite a sum of money to clear the timber therefrom to place the laud under cul tivation, aud then again it is shown that the land could not possibly be irrigated. Tbat the laud is more valuable for timber than for agricultural purposes. I am, therefore, of the opinion tbat the homestead application of Odalite Horning be rejected as to' the lands in controversy and the timber and stone application of Katberine Clopton be allowed. The Receiver found that: The homestead applicant built a cabin on tbe Southeast quarter, South west quarter, Sec 9, whiob Is one of the forties in contest, at a cost of 50, that she made her settlement on the land August 20, 1900; that there Is a small spring tbat could be used to ir rigate tbe land ; that there is a garden raised within 200 yards of the land, aud that tbe land is grazing and agri cultural laud, therefore, that the homestead applicant settled on this land in good faith to make it her home; that tbe land would be suitable for agricultural purposes if the timber were removed; that the land is more suitable for grazing purposes and therefbre tbe timber and stone appli cation should be rejected and the homestead applicant should be allowed to enter the laud under her homestead application. Both partiea filed appeals whloh bring the case before me for consider' otlon. m I4, appears tbat although the land In volved was open to settlement It was uct opened to entry until September 3, 1906, the date on which Miss Clop ton made ber timber and stone eppll cation, and two days prior to the date Miss Horning made ber homestead ap plication. But it was admitted tbat Miss Horn ing completed her bouse on tbe land and made settlement August 20, 1906, therefore, when Miss Clopton made ber timber and stone application, the land bad been appropriated under a sjuatter's right at least by another party, wbo, within fifteen days there after filed ber homestead application claiming such settlement. Under such circumstances it cannot be held that Miss Horning abandoned her settle ment right bocause she left tbe land temporarily about twelve days prior to ber application. The mere faot that tbe land is more valuable for its timber than-for agri cultural purpose, becomes immaterial in view of the facts disclosed in this case. Only unoccupied and unappro priated lands are subject to entry un der tbe T. 18. Act, and it Is admit ted tbat Miss Horning bad a twelve by fourteen foot bouse built of lumber on tbe land and waa living in it, if not tbe very day the'T. A 8. applica tion was filed at least within a few days of tbat time, and it is not even pretended that tbe homestead appli cant bad abandoned it. Tbe Receiver's decision is, there fore, affirmed and should this decision become final Miss Horning will be al lowed to perfect ber homestead entry, and the T. and 8. application in so far as it conflicts with tbe homestead application is rejected. So note on your records, advise tbe parties of tbis decision and tbe T. and 8. applicant of her right of appeal. Respectfullf, Fred Dennett, A cting Comimssioner. Stock and Land News. The great band of stock arrived yes terday from tbe Cox St Clark ranch in Modoc County after a drive of 75 miles, wbicl' was made by twenty cow boys under tbe leadership of James Suell. Tbis is by far the largest drove of cattle that has been brought to Cot tonwood this season for shipment by rail. The stock are consigned to Miller &, Lux and most of tbe band are fat Bteers ready for the butchers' block, though there are a few stock cattle, which are being shipped to Miller & Lux's pasture lands in tbe San Joa puiu Valley. Redding Searchlight. What is probably tbe largest bunch of beef cattle ever rounded ud in Grant county, and tbe largest tha will be for many a year, was taken through town early Monday morning on their way to Weiser, Idaho, "ays tbe Canyon City news. The stock was purchased by Mr. Cox, agent for Alaska buyers and will be fed for some time in Weiser before starting on their long journey into the land of the "Call of the Wild." David T. Jones passed through tbe valley tbis week with theWilshire and Jones sheep, numbering 1900 head. Mr. Jones recently purchased a one bait interest in this band from A. II. Hammeraley. The sheep are on the way to tbe desert for tbe winter. Pat Angland bought the fine, big gray stallion brought here from Iowa by Joel McCullough. Mr. Angland is. exceedingly fortunate In securing one of these fine stallions. Fall Wool Market. A Red Bluff dispatch to tbe Redding Searchlight Bays: Two thousand bales of wool the full clip of Tehama County flocks are la store in Red Bluff, and though today was the sale day agreed upon two weeks ago by tbe Woolgrowera Association, not a single buyer was in tbe field. Judge Ellison explained that the situation is not a new one. A year ago a sales day waa agreed up on. The buyers formed a combina tion aud none of them put in appear ance. Tbe association postponed the sales day a whole month, but within ten days tbe buyers came trom their hiding and begged for wool. Tbeygot it, but they had to pay a fair price for it. The fact is, Tehama County sheep men, or at least the majority ot them, including all the large owners, are prepared to hold their wool indefinite ly if necessary to get what they con sider a reasonable approach to tbe Boston market quotations. The fall clip is worth 16 cents in Boston. Local sheep men. want 13 oents and they will bang out till they get it. If there la a combination of buyers there is also a combination of tellers. A doleful story of tbe stringen cy of money, waa put up by tbe buyer. CIRCUIT COURT EIIDS SESSION, Pat Angland Case Ends In Verdict of Acquittal EVIDENCE TAKEN IN WARNER C4SE Warner Valley Stock Co. Suit Against J. C. Dodson Was Dismissed. Circuit Court -adjourned Tuesday, and tbe Judge departed for Klamath Falls tbe same day. Tbe following cases were disposed of: In the case of the State of Oregoa vs. Pat Angland,. charged with tbe larceny of a sheep, the jury returned a verdict of not puilty, after being oat 24 hoars. James R. Reid, charged with barf lary, pleaded iruilty, and was sentenced to two years in tbe penitentiary. T.'S. Hand ley, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, pleaded guilty and w as fined f 100 and costs ef action. Tbe case of Edward Friday vs. Theln Bros., was continued for tbe term. In the case of Warner Valley Stock Co. vs. J. C. Dodeon, the plaintiff company took a non suit, aael paid tbe costs, amounting to 92.75. Quite a lot of evidence was takea la the civil case of tbe State vs. Warner Valley Stock Co., et aL and a stip ulation entered tbat additional evi dence be taken up until Feb. . first, 1908. Haudley Paya $1P Flae.- After a chase covering four daya Thos S. ilandley, who last Wednesday took bis little girl from the Wendell home by force and fled with her, waa overtaken at Madeline and the two brought back to Lakeview, arriving here Sunday evening. Tom waa re leased on bail, and the chUd turned over to Sheriff Dent. Habeas corpus prceedings were threatened if the child was not turned over to its mother, and tbe sheriff gave up the little girl into tbe hands of Mrs. Wendell. Tom was given until Tuesday morning to make a plea to tbe charge of pointing a gun at another. He plead guilty, aud was fined 1100. Both parents claim possession of tbe child, but at present she is in the keeping of ber mother. Quick Work In Court. Tbe swiftest trial in tbe history of Lake county was that last Friday of James R. Reid for robbing tbe saloon of J. M. Flynn. Tbe crime waa com mitted in the morning and before night tbe man was sentenced to two yesrs in the penitentiary. . Reid sneaked into Flynn'a room some time in tbe night and stole the Utters pauts, took frpm t,heni teq $oL Urs, a watch and the Leys to itt Shamrock saloon. He then went to tbe saloon and tried to open the door. While he was worknig at the door Leo Hasel came along and inquired what he was about. Reid said he bad hired to Flynn to tend bar. Hasel helped him to open the door, and the two en teied the place. Reid lit the light and started to sweep out, but when Hasel went away the fellow, it is thought, busied himself trying to op en tbe money safe, which contained about 1400. Failing in tbia be tapped the till for about tlO and threw th keys in tbe back yard, and leaving the door unlocked, he lit out for the west about daylight. C. D. Arthur was deputised to capture the fellow. . and a little after uoou be returned with bis man, having overtaken him. in this edge of Drews valley.' ; Reid plead guilty aud was sentenced $o two years in tbe penitentiary that eve ning. Sheriff Dent started for Salem with tbe prisoner yesterday. Reid stated tbut he was drunk and did not know what he waa doing. It is believed by some that he was.crazy. Parties state tbat they have noticed him acting ttueerly ever since the burning of the electrio plant at Pine Creek, some weeks ago, be having been in charge there at the time of the fire. A Nevada exchange prints the fol lowing card: "Paul DeLaney, Attor ney at Law, Deputy District Attor ney, Rhyolite, Nevada."