W$MMt$j mnnna LAKE VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 003. NO, 8 VOT XXIX aa aa i " i. ... i - 1 1 i : hi ' i IDAHO PAPER 01! OREGON LAW Speaks Out Against Ref erendum Measure FARMERS SHOUID NOT OPPOSE What It flean To Kill or Crip ple a State' Educational In stitution Considerable interest u felt In Ida bo couuerulng the proponed effort of soma of thn farmers to the Willaiette valley of Oregon to Invoke the refer endum against the appropriation made by the last legislature of the state in support of the stato unlvernlty at Eu gene. The aupport of thin educational inMtltutlon has heretofore boon fixed at 110,000 per annum. The new act raises this aura to 1125,000 per year, and it ia against this Increase that theite grangers are making their objec tion. It ia to be hoped for the sake of blither educatlou In Oregon, and for the good name of the farming couimu rlty everywhere, that thla plan, in tended to at leant defer thU appropil atloo and possibly defeat it entirely, will not be carried out. Oregou needs the state university and hor people are abundantly able to aupport Hup to the point of effective nesa where it can aocmup lab aonie thing, and Its ervlces will be worth much morn than whut they cost. In those times when higher education is a prerequisite for a successful career. it would be a great mistake for any into to dispense with or cripple its chief educational IniiUtutlon of laru hC'v only would such action wori; an Injury to the people directly affected, bat it would do iucaU'.uable harm to the ftate lieyond its borders. Pro gressive Americun people who are ookiug for new homo lu the Pacific nortbwoa would shun a state that ha put such a bliKht upon its future. Not only will these furniers who pro pobe to Invoke t)ie referendum in this lust mice burn) the state in the etima tiou of the people outside of Its bor ders, but they will cunt odium upon farmers generally. Agriculture is reaping more benefits today from higher education than any of the trades, mechanics or commercial in terests. llloise HtateHinau. Thlnke Tax Too High II. A. Hunter, president of tho Hunter Land Co., of Minneapolis, and Land Commissioner of the Milita ry Road Co., was interviewed today by au Examiner reporter, and stated that ho was pleased to be in Lake county Anoe again, although only for a few days. The taxea on the road land bad been increased two and one half times, be said, and the assess ment was outiageoua. His Company would pay under protest. lie thought too much bad been expected from the Road Co. In comparison. Yet, not withstanding this, he aeemed suprised to learn that the idea had gone a broad in the land that the reutala had been doubled tbia year. There would be some increase of coarse, said Mr. Hunter, but it would ' be gradual and would be more than offset by the plana at last offered and long desired by the many tenants of the company, by leasing for three to five years, instead of only one year, aa heretofore. He stated that Mr. W. II. Shirk president of the First National Dank, hoped to take a trip East tbia year, and Mr. Creed Mo Kendree would be appointed agent for the Road company in his plaoe. The sincere and general regret caused by the retirement of Mr. Shirk has been tempered by bia consent to re main the company's banker and gen era! advisor. Ills management of the company's affairs has been more thau satisfactory, but the Road company's policy of expansion and improvement all along the line would, be said, re quire more of bis time than he could plaoe at the company's dis posal, owing to his personal Interests. The company ia to be congratulated on scouring the service of so capable a successor aa Mr. O. II. MoHendree, of Lakeview. Mr. Hunter and Mr. Kerr expect to leave tomorrow for Portland, by the western route. They will, bow ever, return here later on. Plush PI usher y Bditor Kxatnloer: Delng ao long absent from my Ideal town, there Is ao much news to tell that 1 don't know where to commence the whole tale would till a good sized book. This town baa grown most aurprlsingly since I left bare three months ago. The streets bave been graded and buildings have been put up. The Tallyho Ilofel has been completed aud will soou be ready for business. The valley looks fine and the snow is all gone; the meadow lark larks, and the bull frog croaks, which Is musical to the ear; the old cows to the des tt are goue, which shows that spring la here. Moss and Roberts drove 100 head of cattle to the desert yesterday. The 7T company drove about the same number. Moss k Roberts hae put up oue hundred tous of Ice to keep the Klephsut cool next summer. Dr.Verllng hss built an addition to the Couamara hotel, not having room for all bis patrons; Moss A Roberts are building au addition to the Elo pliant. , Dill Hurry has arrived here after a long sojourn In spheres unknown to us. He looks like an animated wire bust. He says he visited some fine places, but he met or saw no place like Plush. I rare not for grumbling comers and goers. Nor how they scramble and rush, I'll swear on my oath, tho I'm lothe to swear There's no finer city than Plush. Warner Vslloy is on the boom, people are comiD' from all quarters, tiling on our lu. da. There Is a cc' my in what is kuoivn as Rabbit town, which comes from the hazy, clammy burg called Seattle, and some of 1 he leaders are disgruntled because wc Jave not a line of eloctrlo cars rui. lug from Plusb to the new settlemeuL Seattle, Seattle, come don.i aud be ralui. Your poor, wouaded feellu 8 I'd cover with bain. You cannot well help It it o er you Drizzles aud ur:ics aud uev goes dry. Someday the bright sun thiu the huavons may peep. Seattle, Seattle, why do you weep? There was a mask ball given at Adel on Friday night. The people assembl ed from all parts for forty miles around aud a letter time could not be had anywhere Most Obsequious, McCartv Come Down. O. W. Kerr Vlalta Ua O. W. Kerr, of Minneapolis Minn., Pretddeut aud general manager of the O. V. Kerr Co., of that place, arrived in Lakeview Sunday night via Reno, in company with Harry Hunter, Pres ideut of ttie 'Hunter Laud Co. Mr. Kerr expects to spend several weeks in Oregon. Speaking of bis trip Mr. Kerr says: "Our Company is engaged exclusive ly in buying tracts of laud, cutting it up in small farms and retailing to settlers. During the year 1907. we sold 200,000 aces of land lu Southern Alberta Canada and lu the Pan-Handle of TexaB. We put over 400 families in Southen Alberta during the past two years. Laud is getting high in nrlce In that sectiou and it ia also difficult to get large traota at any price. We are now looking for a new field where the oouditlona are more favorable for colonization. I am impressed with what I have read about Oregon, and expect to sptnd courildoiable time looking over the country. I am very favorably im pressed with what I have seen add beard, although 1 bave not eeeu much of the country aa yet I waa very much surprised at finding such an ex tensive settlement ao far from Rail Road, and more than surprised at the towns, especially Lakeview. Our ter ritory oovera Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Many of our farmers, especially In North and South Dakota, who bave made considerable money during the past ten years, will move west where the winters are lesa severe. 1 look for a big emigration from the middle west to the Paoltio Coast Statea dur ing the next five years. Southeastern Oregon seems to bave many attrao tlons for the settlers the principal drawback, of course, being the lack of Rail Road, whlob la bound to come In the near future. It baa been said that Southeastern Oregon ia the largest white mans country in the United Statea without railroad. The present unsettled conditions of the financial world may delay building in thla line temporarily. ADEL WOMAN CHOKES COYOTE Mrs. Caldwell Grapples With Beast That Attacks Her and Chokes It to Death Mrs. T. A. Caldwell, who Uvea on the M. Wingfleld ranch, near Adel, performed one of the most daring feats Tuesday morning of this week, that it has been our experiences to chronicle In this country. Shortly after her husband left the house ior bis days work on that morning, a coyote came to the chicken yard and made a raid on the chickens. Mr Caldwell went to chase the away, not believing that a coyote ' coyote would tackle a person. Rut she was surprivsod, when the thing took after Hammersley-Bryant A large number of guests were pres ent at the wedding last Sunday of Miss Nora Dryant to Mr. Prank Hatnmersley, which took place at the bouse of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Shell- hammer, in Lakeview. Doth young people are well liked and their marriage Is looked upon by their many friends as a happy culmi nation of a pleasant couitship. Mr. Hammersley is an Industrious young man, always steady and pains tsking. He is inteiested in the sheep business with bis fatbei, which prom ises bim reward for faithfulness and energy. Ha is deserving of the con gratulations for having won for bis life partner a young lady of such good rammi? aud high ambition aa Misa Dryant. Following ia a list of the presents leceived by the bappy young couple: J. M. Hatnmersley, 125. Nolan Ham merslev, cooking utensils. Mrs. Uous tou, bed. Mr. F. D. Houston, cow. Mrs. C. Sherlock, silver coffee pot. Mrs. May iiatcheider, silver teapot Mrs. Newell, table cloth. Mrs. D. J. Wilcox, napkins. Mr. D. J. Wilcox to. Mr. N. R. Wilcox, silver knives and forka. Mr. and Mra. Thomas, ceuter set. Mr. and Mrs. Corey, plates. Henry Newell Jr. Tea set. Wm. Hammersley, cake stand and berry set. Irvlug Sherlock. Ned Sherlock. Mrs. J C. Sbellbammmer bed Eva Shellhammer knives and forks teaspoons, aud pillow slips. Mr. Andrew Hammersley, and Mr. Fred Ahlstrom, Dinner set. Mrs. Fred Ahlstrom a quilt Mrs. Rusow, glass center set. Charley Rusow, salt and pepper shaker. Joseph Den nett, Water set. Mr. Allert Deut, box cigars. Mi. Easter silver salt and pepper shakers. James Metzker doll. Run Down By Sheriff Harry Hunter and O. W.Keir had a little experience at Alturas that Is somewhat, laughable, yet aggravating to Mr. Hunter. When be reached Reno be telergraphed to an Alturas livery stable to send a team to Likely to meet bim and his companion, who did not wish to remain there or loose a moment. Upon their arrival they Inquied about the team, but it was not there. They waited nealy an hour and it did not come, so they hired a team at Likely and stalled for Alturas. When they reached that place they hired another team to bring them to Davis creek. While they were preparing to make the start the sheriff came to them with a sum mons and held them up for the amount of team hire and costs of ac tion. ; What makes the inoident more ridiculous, Mr. Hunter went direct to the stable upon bia arrival In Al turas, and offered to pay the bill. but the proprietor waa out and be I waa looking for bim when the sheriff presented the aummona. Mr. Hunter dues not apeak In very loving terms of aome of those people, as a result of bia experience. Felix Green returned from San Francisco last week, where has been on a business trip for the XL cattle company for aeveral weeks Felix saya the lower country has not re ooverd, from the effects of the finan cial crisis last fall, and that there are thousands of Idle men In all the towns In the valley. He aaya there Is no feed In that country forj stock, aud the outlook Is not very encouragiug for the coming summer, unless con ditions change. her. She started to run, tripped and fell prone on the ground. The coyote jumped on top of ber and sank bis teeth In ber breast. She grabbed Mr. Coyote by the throat and with a death grip, choked it to death. The coyote's teeth were fasteoed in her clothing and she succeeded in over powering him, and never loosened her grip until her desperate victim was dead, and dead to stay. The coyote was skinned, and Mrs. Caldwell will undoubtedly keep be bldo as a souve nir of the roost blood perience of ber life." curdling ex Charley Combs Murdered Merrill Klamath Co. Oregon Feb. 14th 1908. To Editor of Lake County Ex aminer: Charley A, Combs son of Pierce and Resale Combs, died at Redding California, on the seventh of Feb-?- ary, under mysterious circumstances. He was murdered and robbed of all the money be bad excepting fifteen cents. He got on the train at Kennett on the sixth to go to Redding, that was the last seen of him until be was found dead the morning of the seventh oner the depot platform. His young est brother, Fred, and Sam, brought the remains home, and be was given a christian burial in the Merrill Cemetery on the twelvtn lie leti a father and mother, si ate i and four brothers. Gone from tbii earth to Heaven, Where death shall come no more, Gone from this world of trouble, To nis borne on the opposite shore. It seems to all so cruel, To bare bim called away, While friends and all dear loved ones All tbougbt to bave bim stay. He has gone from pain and sorrow When called ws must obey ; Although its bard at parting The Lord must bave bis way. That home is sadder, sadder, Since the son-brothers' gone, They will find bim ready waiting In that glorious borne beyond. When they meet far up in Heaven On that happy golden shore He will cling to them forever To part no, never more. Charlie A. Combs was born in Little Sbasta.Siskiyou Co.,Cflliforina, on February 15th 1882. Written by request While it was hoped the construction of several first-class battleships would be provided for at the present session of conrgess, there is liklihood of an appropriation being made for the building of but two, at a cost in the neighborhood of $10,000,000. San Francisco's Mayors seem to make themselves prominent in various ways. Schmitz' notoriety is well known, aud now the new Mayor, Dr. Taylor has taken unto himself a wife in the person of Miss Jeffers. Tho Examiner Is gettlug out a lot of pamphlets tor the real estate men of Lakeview, which will be distribut ed throughout, the cistern statea among the bomeseekers. There is a move on foot to put a stop to gambling in Reno. When the lid goes down on Reno, the task of reforming the rest of the world should be easy. The U. S. Government haa ordered three airships, one to cost 110,000, one 120,000 and the other $25,000, ell to be supplied within 200 days. C. W. Withers came down from Paisley first of the week to secure sheep range within the National forest this summer. Frank Morine spent a couple of days in Lakeview from Paisley the first of the week, returning Tuesday. J. Simmons returned from Rummer Lake last Sunday, where be had been to see Mr Innes, who Is quite 111. II. E, Darker, the stage man, brought a load of stage freight from tba railroad, arriving here Sunday, Several part lea arrived here from Washington aud other places tbia week to looate on Lake county lands. It la given out now that the Western ' Pacific will be completed next year, The University Loai Fund University of Oregon, Feb. 10: Hon. R. A. Dootb, of Eugene, baa just given to the Student Loan Fond of the University of Oregon a check for 1500 to be used as an irreducible educational loan fund for atudents. The fund will be known aa the "Dootb Loan Fund" aud will be kept separate from the general fund which at pres ent is distributed In loana ranging in amount from 115 to t80 among ten students of the University. Since the establishment of the neral fund five years ago, mori than thirty students have been able to complete tbeir col lege course who could not otherwise bave done so. The University hopes to establish dur ing the present year a loan fund of at least 15. 000, to be loaned under the direction of President Campbell or one designated by bim to boys and girls all over Oregon, who wish to complete their education, but who cannot do so without assistance. It is believd that with a loan of approxi mately 1100 a year at a low rate of interest to be repaid in two years after graduation, is much more preferable than an outright gift in the form of a scholarship. The Fund will be guar anteed by ten men against loss. Two signatures will be required to each note and a small amount of life in surance will be taken out to Insure againts loss by death. The present loan fund amounts to approximately tlOOO. The funds of thia institution have fallen short 15,000 of meeting the current expenses of the past year, and to avoid a deficiency the faculty bave served three months without pay. Local Briefs Dr. Witham, who went to London last fall, returned to Paisley last week, accompanied by bis fatbei and mother from England, who come to the United Statea to reside. We suppose the Doctor ia bappy now, aa getting ' bia parents to come to America baa ever been hie highest ambition, since we bave known bim. Mis. Witham and son went to Like ly to meet them on tbeir return home. Chaa. Lambert, the proprietor of the western stage line from BIy to Klamath Falls, was here from Donanza Hrst nf thn lr Inokint? for stace I horses. Mr. Darker brought two up from Alturas for bim. , Mr. Lambert bays every indication is that the stage lines will do a big business this sum mer in bringing bomeseekers into this country. W. D. Dames who was once a resi dent of Lake county and assessor for one term is a candidate for the office of sheriff of Klamath county. We do not know Mr. Barnes' opponent but we can say a good word for Mr. Dames. He was a very efficient official in this county. Mr- J. R. Wright, a Portland drum mer, wbtie coming irom my wuu a private rig met with a severe accident last week. In aome manner he was thrown from the wagon, and two of the wheels passed over bis leg. He baa been hobbling around on crutches since. A marriage license was issued Mon day, Feb. 17, 1908 to Mr. John O'Keil and Miss Disse Reid, both of New Piue Creek, Oregon. No further par ticulars as to the wedding has been learned by us, op to the time of going to press. ,'E.W. Eyanson, of Seattle, L. T. and R. K. Forbes and J. W. Langdon of Washington, went to North Warner last week to locate permanently on aome of Warner 'a rich, agricultural lauds. Gogburn and Sanford located them. Chas M. Innia bas been very sick at the Inula ranoh in Summer Lake valley for aome time. Last Sunday he was moved down to Paisley, where be will be near the doctor un til he recovers. George Conn met with a Berioua ac cident Tuesday while coming down from Paisley on the stage. The team ran away throwing Mr. Conn out He waa taken to Bryan 'a station, and Dr. Daly waa 'phoned for at once. V. J. Sherlock and John ?beeban came down from Summer Lake last week to make application for summer range In the reserve. They succeeded in getting about the same range allotted to them last year Dave Joner, who haa been engaged in the saloon business at Andrews, Harney county, bas sold out and moved to Durna, where be baa taken chanre of the French hotel at that plaoe. OTHER HORRORS OF HEW YORK Use Water From Filth? Reservoirs PARTS OF CITT UNSAFE TO VISIT Life ts Really Not So Pleasant Very As It Might Be In i Large City New York City Editor Examiner: My original intention waa to send only one communication regarding the disagreeable tbinga to be endured in a large city. However, I readily aee that booka would be re quired to fully describe the same. One never knows, upon retiring tor the night, but what they will be awakened during the night by the alarm of fire with little or no chance of escape. You are not aure when you gt out upon the street whether you will return safely with your parse or life. About 500 people are killed annually by the atreet cars alone, including the elevated and subway aystema, and while tbia seems like a large and unnecessary losa of life, ttiaa small percentage, when we consider that about 400,000 tickets are sold on thoe aystema every twenty four hours. Then take the milk and water sup ply (I enjoy them very much) the former ia supplied from cows that one third of them, are affected with tuber culosis, which the state of New York is practically proceeding to destroy, at an estimated expense of $3,000,000. The water supplied from large filthy rivers, and held in large reservoirs or more properly, lakes, which would seem to be filthy enough. Since last November two suicides bad been found, floating upon the surface of the reservoirs. And yet old New York era pay little or no attention to thia tate of things. Then the distrust shown amongst the people, ia any thing but pleasant, in fact it is about as bard to find an honest man' upon the streets, aa the proverbial bens teeth, much so, that when I meet one I take off my bat to him. The partial reasoning for such a state of affairs ia the fact that they do not ex pect to meet you the second time, therefore, they skin you whenever they get a chance. 1 met one honest man selling apples the other day, who said if any of them were bad, or t'ormy come back and be would give me another one; What! in New York City, I doffed my hat to him and told him that I would walk blocks to find bim again when I wanted apples. New York City is a hot bed of Socialism. Durglers, Kidnappers, Mafia Bomb throwers and Anarchists. The latter expressing thoughts from the public rostrums I never expect ed to bear in these United States. However, nine tenths of tbe above are loreigneis, woo nave not oeea here long enough to talk good English. On aome of the streets nearly all the business la done by tbia foreign ele ment, and while there you can hardly realize that you are In the Metropolis of tbe United Statea. Several timea when I bave told Old New Yorkers of visiting these streets, t bey ha v'e warned me not to do so, on account of tba danger, remarking that they would not think of going there, even In day light However, I would not be satis fied to Bee only tbe beet of anything. I must aee both sides, even of a large city, in order to make comparisons, and thereby form a correct opinion of the same. S. V. Rehart, Harry A. Hunter returned from Minneapolis last Sunday evening. lie was accompanied by Mr. O. W. Kerr, of Minneapolis. Mr. Kerr la at the bead of several colonlea lit Canada and Texas,' and comes here to look at this country, possibly with a view to locating a colony. Joe Ambrose waa in town from the West Side last Saturday. He aaya one day last week be saw a man going west, and that when the fellow saw him coming be took to the brush and hid, and when be waa well past him ha crept. out from bia biding plaoe and went on bia way.