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LAKH VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1007.
Portland Company Gives
I crms of Lien.
EDWIN MAYS HAS SOLD OUT.
Development of Adjncent Terri
tory Now an Assured Fact,
A few weeks ago Tho Examiner pub
lished h brief history of tlio Paisley
Irrigation scheme a to tbe origin of
thu project aud the difficulties the
l'orlluml Irrigation Company has had
to sociiro the land embraced is the
project, Hiid the long time the scheme
baa been under way. Ijast week the
Silver Lake leader published a letter
from C. II. Hall, tho orlgiuator of the
'project in which he gives a complete
history of the undertaking from the
beginning. Much of this la it repel I -tlou
of The Examtuer'a former artiile,
but we will publish the condition
and Mr. I la II 'a view of hla scheme, a
written by him to the Lender, which
will be of great (net rest:
The "Company had selected 12,ft7
acres of lamia to be reclaimed, and
had provided for three Hinall reservolra
holding 'J.15i acre fuel of water to
provide water for the lute aummer
when the regular How of the stream
waa low. After the Department decid
i'd to withdraw from the Held, the
Portland Irriagtlon Co, decided to
change ita reaervoir plun, and survey
ed a large reaervoir alte which will
store l'J,0NO ucro feet of water, or
acre feet for each acre of land in Ita
aelectiou. Thia providua art u'xtod
ance of water which will be stored in
the winter and spring wbeu it would
otherwise go to waste, and tho com
pany will not depend nu the aummer
llow of the atream for ita water sup
ply. After a curcluj Invent IhI ion by
tltnto -Eugiuer Iewia, on February,
- , 1IHJ7, the Ktate Laud llouid enter
od into a coutract with the Portland
Irrigation Co, to reclaim' the hinds
under ita project : the .Statu fixing
the price of the laud at 3:15.00 au acre.
A lien in favor of the Portland Irri
gation Co, waa created against thu
landa for that nmouiit. When thia
lien la paid, tho Company will deed
tho water right and 'irrigation work
over to au uMaociatlon to be formed
by the settlers under tho project.
Each net tier will own a proportion
of the system according to tho iiom
l)r of acrea which bo has purchased.
No one will be permitted to have
more than JtJO acrea or to purchase
lei-B than 40 acrea. Aa soon as 80 per.
cent, of the landa and water rights are
contracted for by settlers, the Com
pauy will turn the control and manage
ment of the irrigation works over to
them. Lntll that time the system
will be uialntaiued and operated by
the Company, charging (Iftv cents au
aore aa maintaneuce fee.
The lien of 15.00 an aore can either
be paid Id cash, or one tenth down,
and the balanoe In nine equal annual
installments, with Interest at six per
cent, on deferred payments.
Lauds under the Cary act are held
to be In a class by themselves, so that
a settler who has used bis homestead,
desert, or other rights is not debarred
from semiring 100 acres under the
Carey act. Application for tie pur
chase of water rights and release of
liens are to be made direct to tho
company, and will be referred by tho
company to the State Land Board for
its approval. The land Is to be sold
to actual settlers, und on October 29th
1007, the State laud Board will con
sider the adoption of rules and regu
lations governing tho settlement of
lands under the dilfereut Carey act
pojects in the state. Our project has
received the ' flnul approval of the
Secretary of tho Interior and the
President, who feigned tho contract
with the State on Sept. 11, 1907. .'f
It la determined that we can operate
successfully throughout the whiter
lu the construction of the canal sys
tem, work will be aturted in a few
weeks, if not, it w ill be started as
soon as the weather will permit iu
the spring, and the entire system
will be completed in a little more
than a year. Our company baa made
bo effort to advert lae its project, aa it
can sell no water rights until the sys
tem is comiilnled ; but numbers of er
Nona desiring to secure the lands have
filed applications to purchase as soon
aa tho works are completed, and at
the prone nt time the applications total
0.200 acres. Thia Indicates that these
lands will all bo taken as soon as the
tvorks are 'completed.
Edwin Mays sold hla Interest lu the
Portland Irrigation Co. to 0. 11. Mall
in April, V.M, and the officers of th)
Co. at the present time are, Walter II.
Moore President, C, II Hall, Secre
tary and Treasurer. The main oltlce
of the Company Is 415 Couch building
There la now every indication that
there w ill b a railroad constructed
and operating through these lunda
within two years at the farthest. The
Mt. Hood road is now being con
structed, and the Oregon Trunk Line
down the Deschutes la almost sure to
be started early !n the spring. With
tho possibilities nf growing fruit af
forded In tho Chewauran valley, it
w ill Immediately take a position sec
ond to uou in the State. The lauds
under thia project are bouud to be
very valuable in the future, "ns'they
excell in many ways the Hood river
valley where Ian is aie selling as high
as a thousand dollars an acre.
I.d Harvey Married.
The many friends of Ed. Harvey,
who once lived in thia valley, on the
weat sjde of the lake, In tho Drews
creek settlement, will lie pleased to
read the following news item clipped
from the San J one Mercury, which al
so published n picture of the bride
and groom. Not only is Mr. Harvey
to be congratulated on having won so
charmiug a life partner, but the fact
that be ia on the road to a suicessful
career is something worthy the atten
tion of bis many friends in this valley.
Kd was known to be a studious young
man, and tried hard to gain an educa
tion, which he lias completed since
leaving here a few year ao. Hi s
footsteps will not mislead any young
man of his acquaintance in this com
munity, and The Examiner is glad to
praise this worthy young man for the
course he has pursued. We join bis
flrends lu congratulations and lest
wishes to the happy young couple.
Following is the auuouucement of the
One of the most elaborate of the
October weddings took place ut
Trinity Church Wednesday at high
noon, when Miss Maude E. Richard
aou unci Edward ll.,Hurveyof Oakland
were united in marriage.
The church was thronged with
friemU and relatives, and was decorat
ed with pink and white. A great
quantity of beautiful greeuery and
exquisite pink and white blossotris
graced the alter und chancel, while
the middle uisle was festooued with
streamers of pink und white for its
The wedding musio was rendered by
M iss Trace, the organist of Trinity,
she playing the favorite wedding
marches, the one from Lohengrin for
tho processional and Mendelsaou's for
the recessional. During the ceremo
ny tho low sweet strains of "Trau
merel" were reudored.
Tho brido looked lovely in her beau
tiful weddlug gown of white crepo de
chine, trimmed with baby Irish lace.
A filmy veil, held in pluce with orange
blossoms completely enmeshed ber,
and she carried a shower bouquet of
white rosebuds. She was attended by
a matron of honor and two brides
maids, while a little flower-girl
strewed rose leaves in, her way. Mrs.
Urace Prootou Quick of Mailposn, an
iutimute friend of the bride and bar
self a bride of a year ago, waa the ma
tron of honor. She wore her own
lovoly wedding gown of white crepe
dn chiue and carried white caruations.
The bridesmaids were Miss Daisy
McKiuley and Miss El ma Ingals.
They were gowned alike iu a soft shade
of pink silk mull and carried white
caruations. The flower-girl, Ruth
Harris, the little G-year-old cousin of
the bride, was sweet iu a little frock
of white silk.
Mr, John Huivey of Lodl, the
groom's brother, was his best man,
and Mr. Harry Aguew and Mr. ilarley
Rates were the groomsmen.
There wero two girl ushers, Miss Al
ma Harvey and Miss Fanny Flore,
aud Mr. Leroy Harris also assisted
The impressive murriuge service wus
read by the Rev. J. Wllmor Orebhas.
A weddlug breakfast followed at
the home of the brldo's parents ou
North Seveutb street, . Only the
bridal party, relatives and a .few iu-
EASING UP IN EAST.
All Of cgon Banking Institutions Arc Believed
to be Safe from Ruin.
The acuta stage of the great financial
crisis is said to be over, and day by
day tho situation grows more placid.
While some of the weaker banks wilt
hardly withstand the enormous pres
sure that has beeu brought to bear up
on them tiy the pauic, the solid Instl
tut ions will come out whole and their
depositors will be safe. The act Ton
taken by the governors of the Western
states In declaring bolday in order to
give the financial center a chance to
prepare for the worst is believed to
have averted the worst. Western
Taylor and Langdon Elected.
San Francisco, Calif., Nov. Cth, Spe
cial o Tho Examiner: At noon today
It is estimated Taylors majority is
Eleven thousand, Langdous Sixteen
thousand. It will be nearly a clean
sweep for good government in San
timnte friends were bidden.
A receptiou followeJ, the hours Ijc
ing from two till four. Many friends
called at this time to shower congrut
ulstious upon the happy couple.
The bouse waamade all beautiful with
decorations of pink and white, inter
mingled with greenery. Streamers of
white blossoms, potted plants and due
cut bamboo were freely ueed. The
curtains were covered with smilax,
heightening the lovely effect. Wed
diug cake was distributed and puuch
served during the reception hours.
The bride's goiug-away gown was a
handsome blue tailored suit worn
w;th a wLite bat. Miss Fanny Flore
caught the bouquet, aud the bridal
pair were liberally showered with rice.
Tho honeymoon trip will include a
visit to Del Monte, Los Angeles and
many points ot Southern California
and Sacramento. The new home is to
be in Oakland, where the groom has
a pretty flat beautifully furnished that
awaits the coming of his bride. It is
at 4."0 Edwards street, and they will
be at home after the fifteenth of No
vember. The large number of beautiful wed
ding presfbts, silver, cut glass, china,
liueu, bric-a-brac and furniture being
included in this number, was display
ed during the receptiou and will en
banco the beauty of the new home.
The biide was born and raised ic San
Jose, being the ouly daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Richardson. She iaa
graduate of the Sau Jose High .School
aud is a pretty and lovable girl w ith a
host of friends, tlie groom holds au
excellent position iu the Oakland
postottice aud is a young man of in
tegtity aud abiliry.
j banks are generally in good condition,
J notwithstanding the fact that some of
j tho Nevada banks bave indulged In
, excessive speculation in fluctuating
! mining stocks, aud niay go under as a
j While Governor Chamberlain bas
continued the holiday period until
further notification for Oregon banks,
i the banks of Lakeview a-e in such
splendid shape that they remain open,
' and will continue to do so regardless
of the action of the Governor, aud do
all kinds, ot business that can be
Press was Hoodooed
Many people have read of the fires
at Alturas, aud could not help noting
the hardships Col. Thompson, of the
Plaiudealer underwent, he having lost
all be had, except bis nerve in both
those fires. Rut hardly could the
reader realize the diHlcultiesJthat. con
fronted Mr. Thompson, and even a
newspaper man who knows the true
meaning of putting printing machine
ry in shape, could realize what he has
gone through. Last week Col Thomp
son published what be calls a history
of a Cottrell cylinder press, which is
very interesting, indeed. Here is a
synopsis of the article. "Two years
ago Mr. Thompson, after prospering
for many years, concluded to erect a
new prmtshop, and to make the thing
complete, must bave a cylirder press
in the shop, so be ordered a Cottrell.
These presses are very large and the
cost, when freight is added ia very
great. Bat the press came, and be
set to work to install the monster.
Before he got to use the new machine
a big fire deetroyed his plant. He
first thought, of course, the press was
ruiued, but upou examination, he
found that ouly the small parts were
injured to any great extent, so took
the damaged parts off and shipped
them to Sau Francisco to be replaced
with new ones. The new parts came
after a time, and in the meau time Mr.
Thompson had erected a new office,
and installed a new printing plant,
and he agaiu set to work to get the
big machiue together. Shortly after
the inscbine was in working order an
other big fire came and destroyed bis
plant .again. The damaged parts of
the pig pi ess were again sent to the
American Type Founders Co. of San
Francisco, to be replaced with new
ones. The new paits were made and
placed for shipment to Mr. Thompson,
but before they left the city, the
THE LAST RESORT.
earthquake came and not only de
stroyed the parts, but wiped out the
plant that in a1 j tbem An order was
sent to C. U. Cottrell & Sons, the
manufacturers of the press in Rhode
Island und after many months waiting,
the parts were shipped from the
east, and In the meantime Mr. Thomp
son had secured a new plant and put
up a new fire pi oof building, .and bad
his newspaper office installed in it.
When the new parts of the press were
tried on the machine, they would not
work. They were taken to a black
smith shop iu Alturas, wbere tbey
were made to fit. but before tbey were
removed f'om the shop, tbat took Are
aud burned down, and the new parts
of Thompson's printing press went
with them. Mr. Thompson's nerve
did not yet fail, and be sent away
again for new parts, and last week re
ceived tbem, put them on and rnn off
bis paper on the big, new Cottrell
printing press, after two years' bard
Mr. Tbopmson certainly deserves
the good will of the people of bis
county. He's a stayer, alright, alright.
Idemnitv Lands Higher.
Hon. Cbaa. . Galloway informed
The Examiner while here last week,
tbat at a special meeting of the State
land oard, held recently, in Salem,
the price of base for the selection ot
indemnity school lands was raised
from 87.50 to $8.75 per acre. This, be
says, is for the purpose of simplifying
the business of the state land office,
aud to expedite te work Parties
applying for this base previous to the
change were required to pay separate
ly for the publication of the uotice
required by law, but under the new
system, the state pays all the exenses.
From tho 100,000 acers credited to the
state when the reserves were created,
there yet remains to be disposed of at
the new price, about 65,000 acres. Mr.
Galloway took barge of the office in
March, and since tbat time about
50,000 aciee Xif indemnity base bas
been disposed of at 87.50 per acre.
Mr. Galloway says tbat he doubts if
there is 2000 acres of this state land
ou the West side of the Cascades.
Died : At San Francisco Cal. Oct.
2C, 1917 Chris. L. Urn bach, age 00
Mr. Umbach was an Uncle of Charles
L. Umbach, and resided here last
year (or his health, aud while here
endeared bimsef to many friends, who
will bear with sorrow of bis death.
He leaves a widow and two daughters.
Died : At Reno Nevada, October
25th 1907, William T. Boyd, age 00
years. Former resident of Lakveiew
Oregon. He was a member of the G.
A. lv, Workmen Lodge and Maonie
Lodge, and was buried by the mem
bera of the latter, October 28th 11A7,
at Reno Nevada He leaves a widow,
two sons, and a daughter. Mr. Boyd
was well known in Lakeview aud his
many friends will be sorry tc hear of,
his death, and extend sympathy to his
McDougall in PWIadsrphla North Amerloaih
But One Ticket Out For
NO ASPIRANTS FOR HIGH OFFICE
Five flore Months Will See City
Squaie W Ith th World. Im
Will Come Later. '
The city election passed off smooth
ly Tuesday. But few people knew
there was an election being held.
Until about 15 minutes before the
polls opened the ticket bad not been
made np. No one wanted the offices
of mayor or councilman, and it was
olny at the earnest request of citizens
tbat the following gentlemen would
permit their names to be placed on
Harry Bailey for mayor; V. L.
Snelling, J. S. Lane, Dick J. Wilcox,
J. N. Watson, for councilmen. W.
B. Snider and A. Bieber were the only
candidates for the offices of city Re
corder and city Tieasurer, respective-
The election board played mumble
peg nearly all day, and complained of
The positions are very important
ones, as the town's welfare last stake,
and those who accept the offices are
to be praised as public benefactors. --:
There ia no compensation attached
to any of the offices, and great deal
of valuable time is consumed in at
tending to the city's affairs. Lake
view is getting oat of debt very rapid
ly, and oqf re6Her)tAJiay expect ex
tensive improvements as soon as the
debt is paid off. There is sufficient
revenue coming in to make quite an
important fund, were it not tbat the
indebtedness is eating it up for inter
est. The last year baa seen 97,000 ot
the debt wiped out, and 5 more
months of such progress will clean np
toe city's debt.
The same board will have the man
agement of the citiy's affairs for the
next year as held office the past year,
except J. N. Watson, commlssoaer,
instead of D. P. M alloy, and Harry
Bailey is to be mayor, instead of V. L.
Snelling, these gentlemen having
swaped places on the board.
Filings still coming in.
The laud office is busy accepting
filings yet, and little time bas yet
been fouud to check up tbe filings.
Applicants bave been coming in at tbe
rate of 15 to 20 a day since the big
rush. Up to yesterday noon 425 had
made application to file since Monday
morning, a week ago. Every spare
moment in the office ia taken up
checking up the filings. While defi
nite information as tc what particular
applicants have been successful ia dif
ficult to get at just now, it is certain
that a great many locations have two
or more filings ou tbem, while a few
parties have clear filings. It will be
some time yet before all parlies will
know how tbey made It.
He Ought to Know.
The Edwin Tatro homestead about
four and a half miles west ot town
has boen sold for cash to George W.
Buck, Locating Engineer O. .E. By.
The professional duties of Mr. Buck
have given him an opportunity to ob
serve conditions thorugbout Southern
Oregon and Northern Califorina and
Nevada and his selection of Goose
Lake valley land for an investment is
evidence that this fertile valley has
nothing to fear by comparison with
other localities Tbe sale was nego
tiated by Drenkel & Paine who report
quite au enquiry for Lake County
State Land Agent Here.
Charles V. Galloway, State Land
Agent, arrived in Lakeview last Frl
day aud spent three days in our city,
making acquaintances and friends.
Mr. UaUoway was in the raoe last
electlou for Coogress. He eaya, how
ever, that he is not looking for office,
but came here on a business trip, and
to see the much talked ot country of
Lake county. He is much pleased
with what he saw, and hopes to be able
forsake frqueot visits to this county.
Mr. Galloway iss very pleasant
gentleman to meet, and made many
friends while in our little city. Glad
we met you Mr. Galloway, come agaiu.