1 VOL. XXIX LAKE VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1008. NO. 9 HARRY HUNTER SEES FUTURE He Highly Pratees Lake County's Rich Land SAYS VALUES MUST INCREASE No Country In the United States Can lloat of Such CItni. . ate a Our Tim Publisher of this paper had a Jmig oon vri itlo a with Mr. II A 1 1 il .H r while that gentleman wart here recently regarding the general outlook fur Ijnka county. Mr. Hunter's opln ion on thu subject ha been Arrived t after several years' travel over the entire Unit oil males, where laiuu have piissoil from apparently worthier wmtui to productiveness. Mr. Hunt r' )llli ii, that of president of tlio Hunter Laud Company, Mini Lund Cotnralaioner of tbe Oregou Military Wagon Komi Co., has reiiilrel a aturly of the subject ami what ho says is In the tin turn of an export' opinion. Folowing U what Mr. I Inn tor until : "The value of lamia imiMt, event ually, horn hh elsewhere farther Kint, he computed upon tholr inter est hrturiiiit capacity. For Instance, to bring it home to you, one of your own townsmen, a rancher, reluctantly bought a farm adjoining liiin a year or n ago, nil because he needed it, hut more hocuuse he felt crowded really tho onlr earthly rout mi that I have in all my experience, ever found a rancher give for buying land. What' tho one? 1U cheaper to uxe it, to cm 11 1 y a mil I phrase, than buy "itu-id knolls." ile paid, to be exact, t'.lH per aero. Ho mowed the hay all a .anchor in any old district thinks of and it gave him a returu on the tract iurchiiMd for 938 of 910 per acre for ono year. Hid frleiidit nil laughed at bini for pay 1 iik t'.toi per ucie.yut bin re turns for one year and last year wait only a normal crop year wan over 100 por cent. The troo value today of anon laud, situated anywhere in your charming valley, even if devoted to raising hay, as above stated, would m much nearer 9"A"0 per acre because that id a good return on that valua tion, it should bo much more, if the aame land was planted to alfalfa, and this great valley, and many others not ho large lu Lake County, will, before you think it possible, be devot dto raising the finest mulling barley, and aucb barley commands a premium of from 10 to 15 cents a bushel aud flax and sugar beets and things. Thus far, and after considerable investigation, the evldeuco of the re markable fertility of tho sou here are everywhere simply obvious. ' Hut not one farmer. It such a . term might be employed, lu ten kuows how to farm, or If be does, Is too Indifferent, They ouly "slap" the lands, and yet with all Nature turns tho other cheek About four years ago our company Durohased 270.000 acres of land In North Dakota, bordoilng on Montana, Tba vice president of the Nortben Paoiflo aald to me, "Thore's a place In bell for you for taking people to that Jod forsaken, barren, dry district." Today that land is all sold ; we so'd U at an average of loss than $3 per acre, and now the same land is worth bout 945 per aore. Four years ago tile sains railroad company offered me all the land I desired at 50 cents per acre In the Horse Heaven country, to Washington, just north of here, and la practically the same range. Today the seneral average prioe of land there Is 115 per aore. Vet both of these districts are adapted to wheat, and wheat ouly no peaches and no sparkling brooks containing speckled beauties, aud there are many, many climatic drawbacks that are unheard of in thin wonderful country 1 The "Golden Uoose Lake Valley", that 'a Its true name, will have a rail road, probably two, aud great trans continental roads, at that, and all within two years, and no doubt lu less time. And then the runchers who scoff at the "fools1 who farm will see the sign ou the clouds, "Move on." And then every acre will bring 9300 as easily as it today briuga 95 to 910, for a more marveloutly charming winter, summer and fall climate does ot exist on this continent today than your valley possesses. The "prlnga may, for a few weeks, have their drawbacks, noticeable, far more on account of laok of rail transporta tlon; but what state In this Union has more than ten months of perfect climate? Certainly none that I know of not even California, and California deals almost executively in climate. I was sent here Inatructed to sell the lands of the Road Company, yet from experience found It wiser not only no to soil but to buy. Did you ever take a trip, I dont cat e where nor how long you remained In that place, well, be honest, now, did you uot come to the conclusion that Iake county was better, just a good, long, generous way bettor, taking it all in all. The opportuuties to better ono's financial conditions under really splendid environments were more largely to be found hero than in that other place any place in America Huch water, such free and cany, and If you llko, prodigal people, Indiffer ent about tho value of money, it seams to come so easy. And failures of crops? Well ask them i they would probably not understand you. it's hard to uiiderHtaud whore 90 bushel of rye, as runny of oats, and 30 to 40 bushels of wheal, even where the land has been slapped and even vol unteer crops doing that. I'm told that a great percentage of North Dakota will not average I) biiHheis to tho acre this year Why, years ago when jack-rabbit took one-half of everything the farmer here rained, he made a fair, and some a good liv ing. Ileal that. Then stop and just think of tho possibilities fo- fruit raising here, aud tho flavor of the fruit. Tho freedom from cyclones, blly..ards, severe electric htoruis aud tho sunshine, tho air, the water, aud ton thousand other things that other place seemed to lack, aud yet here they puss uuuoticed. IIimv would you fancy H months' winter? Koine places have a uice climate for a day, a week or a month, but none that 1 know of for so long a period as here, each day and night ho simply perfect. You sen Its each fresh day, like each inch in the length of the pipe in the organ that deepens the tone of tho impress ion, so to speak, to the stranger. 1 could talk a week on the wonderful nous of your country, but if you caa insert tho sincerity which I feel in what I have said 1 think you will have accomplished your purpose for this Interview. Lakeview U Booming J. S. Fuller returned to Lakevisw last week after a several weeks' ab sen co in California cities. A reporter on the Nevada State Jcurnal saw Mr. Fuller in Reno, und bid paper of Feb. 10, contained tho following: "J. 8. Fuller, a commissiou man of Lakeview, Oregon, who spent yester duy iu Reno, says that his home town has beeu eujoying quite a real estate aud busiuoss boom ' of late on the strong probability of a railroad being ruu through Lakeview. Many people from the East have immigrated to Lakeview and bought lots aud extensive trading in business chances of all sorts has resulted. The road that is expected to tap Lakeview and Lake county generally will run south from a road now being built from Ontario in Snake River Valley to Coos Day, Oregon. The projected road through Lakeview will brauoh from the Ontario Coos Day line at a point 100 miles rorth .of Lakeview aud ruu south into tho Pitt river country and Sacramento valley. The surveys were completed last ear. Tbe project Is one of Harriman's. When the country adjacent to Lake view is opened up, by means of a rail road it will bring to the notice of tbe markets the greatest apple country in I all the world, says Mr. Fuller Uoose . Lake Valley. Not only is the fruit of tbe finest quality, but the soil pro duces in the greatest abundanoe. It Is also a splendid agricultural regiou, producing from 40 to CO bushels of wheat to tbe aore. But owing to tbe laok of a railroad, there is no market The reoent financial panto never touohed Lakeview. The banks kept on doing business. The community Is a rich one, relying on its own re sources and it is increasing lu wealth with each year. The sheep industry is ho;dlng its owu, aud stock-raising Is ou the lnorease. The present popu lation Is about 1200, but it U Increas ing rapidly." Mr. and Mrs. J .E. Npriu will oo- ounv Mrs. Delia Cobba bouse until thelr own u tailt. OVER $9,000 IS SUBSCRIBED Lakeview Will Have Flour Mill to Grind This Season's Crop The meeting called for Monday by the incorporation of the Lakeview Flour Mills Co., advertised in The Examiner, was not held because of its Illegality, as but ten days' notice bad beeu given, when, for the Initial meet ing, 30 days notice is necessary. A notice of meeting to be held March 30, appears in The Examiner this week. About 990X) has been subscibed for the building of the mill, and there Is no possible chance for the scheme to fail. IStock certificates, Seal, ect has been ordered by The Examiner, and as soon as tho o Ulcers have beeu elect Makes Big Deal Jack Kimball closed a deal with J. 1). Killer Monday for the lease of 53, 400 acres of timbered grazing lands belonging to the Weyerhaeuser Land Co This is the biggest lease ever maile in this country to one man The land lies partly in Lake and partly lu Klamath Couuty. Tbe nrico was four cents per acre for oue year, Mr Ed'er having the privilege for another rear at four aud a half cents per acre. Mr. Edler owns 27, 000 head of sheep, that are now on the desert, aud which will start for this ranue about tbe first of April. His summer range will cost him 92,130, quite a sum, indeed for range, alone whan but a few years ago this same range was had for nothing. Mr. Edler paid as high as 95 a head for tbe sheen he now owns, which makes quite a pile of mouey to put into a band of sheen. However. If wool is 20 cents this year and bis sheep shear normally, he will realize nearly 940, 000 for wool, and probably a like sum tor bis lambs and mutton. ' At Oak Park Have you heard of tbe time That we bad down tbe line With tbe boys and girls of Oak Park ? There was singing and darclug and eating galore, My word, 'twas a jolly good lark. Now mama, you know, has never leeu slow, And enjoys very much a good time, So take it from me, it was just like a ftpree For mama and "yours truly,"Kit Fine. 'Twas a sweet bunch we met And I'll never forget, tbe antics of matron and maid. Oh 1 the songs that were sung. And the jokes that were sprung, Put a traveling show in tbe shade. Touey and Dixie Astrada were there, In fact it took place in their house, And a jollier couple I never have met Than Toney (the host)and his spouse. Edith Sherman declared that no one could be spared While the kisses were passing around, And her husband (Big Al), a good natured pal. Declared that her judgment was sound. You all know Mabel and Blanch, They've been up to the ranoh, And you bet all you've got they're all right. Well, with Budweiser beer and other good cheer The morn soon succeeded tbe night. Ueoge Little you see on the stage used to be And bis wire's entertaining is great, They stayed there all night But that was all right. For to catoh their last car 'twas too late. Now, Friends of Lakeview, my story Is through I've invited those folk to our state, And if they should ootne They must meet every one From Sugar Loaf down to Qoose Lake. Written by George D. Little, Sacra mento, CaL Dedicated to Miss Kitten Fine. Births Born; la Lakeview, Oregon, Feb. 22, 1908, to Mr. aud Mrs. William Riggios, a girl. Born: In Lakeview, Oregou, Feb. 22, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. F. O. A hi strom, a girl. Born : In Lakeview, Oregou, Feb. 24, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Span genburg, a boy. nnm: In Lakeview. Oregon, Fxb. 21, 1908 to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Emerson ' lrl J ed stocks will be issued. Numerous in iniiies are coming In from manutactuerers of flour mills, and estimates of cost have been sub mitted. One firm, the Portland Iron Works, offers to put in a first class modern mill -and nothing else will be considered at a price that will bring the entire cost of construction and equipment under 812,000, for a 50 bar rel capacity mill, the kind talked of. That Lakeview will have a flour mill to grind this years wheat Is no longer doubted. Directory a Success J. F. Saleldo is in the Northern part of the county, soliciting for the Lake Couuty Directory and Business Guide. He writes that he is meeting with success, even better than be ex pected. Tbe people up that way, be says, are very enthusiastic, realizing what benefit! can be derived from such a publication, not only for tbe natrons, but for tbe general welfare of the county. Lake County needs the advertisement sucn a book will cive it. All Darts of the county will receive the same recognition, there fore, all look at the proposition from the standpoint of mutual benefit. Marriage Licenses Marriage licences were issued to tbe following couples this week: To Mr. S. J. McKee and Miss Leulla Dowell; aod to Mr. A. C. Morris and Miss Emma Boydston. We understand that both weddings were scheduled for last evening, Wed nesday, Feb. '20, but as Tbe Examiner had eoue to press particulars cannot be given this week. Silver Lake Items The boys are practicing base ball these days. Jack Part in was up from Summer Lake this week. Grass is starting in the meadows, and stock look well. Dave Wilbelin was in town last week to get bis son out of trouble, which he did by paying tbe 9235 costs. Sheriff Dent and T. J. Powell, of Lakeview were here this week on the Wilbelm horsestealing case. Mr. Dent was also shaking hands with voters. We understand that Mr. Powell will establish a law office here. CbriBtams Lake valley and tbe Fort Rock Settlement are forging to the front very rapidly. In tbe Chistmas Lake valley a new school house will be built in the spring, and it is also rumored that a general merchandise store will be built We have not learned who the promoters of tbisen- erprise are. T. J. Rohton Si Co. will bring in a stock of merchandise for their store iu the Fort Rock neighborhood as soon as the roads get good in tbe spring. The people of that settlement expect soon to get a postoffloe estab lished at Fort Rock. The time is not far distant when thid will be the big end of the county. Local Briefs Harry Glazier wife and baby, arrived in Lakeview Monday from Salt Lake City, where Mr. Glazier has been working at bis trade for the past few months. He has aooeptei a position in Ahlstroms' shop, where he worked some years ago. Harry says times are pretty close when you get Into tbe large center where idle men congre gate. They visited the parents of Mrs. Glazier, Mr. and Mrs. Pratt for day or bo before coming on to Lakeview. J. E. Norlu and wife returned last Thursday evening from San Francisco and other points of interest. J. bey left here the first of December and traveled over Oregon, winding up at Los Angeles and San Franoiaoo. Mr. Norln expects to commeuoe the con struction of his residence soon. They have decided to build a bungalo. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Clark arrived here from Boston Mass. last Thursday, Mr. Clark having come here to take a position as bookkeeper for the Lake' view Mercantile Co. They like; their view lueroauw.e uo. i-ey i - new locatlou very much, uotwlthstand log the different ways and habits of tbe people from those to which tbey have been accustomed. Both are quite jolly, and adjust themselves readily to tbler new environments. They have moved intoW. A. WilsbWs bouse, on south Water Street C. D. Arthur returned from Lane county last week, where he went to arrest the Wilbelm boy, who was charged with stealing a horse from Ira Bradley of Silver Lake, last Fall. Tbe boy was turned ovfr to Sheriff Dent, and be took the prisoner to Sil ver Lake for trial. T. J. Powell was employed to go up and defend tbe boy. We understand that the case was com promised, tbe lad's father ayiog tbe costs. C. A. Rebart bought one of the 91 000 Percberon Stallions from Joel McCulIocb from tbe Pine Ridge Iowa Stock Farm. Mr. McCulIocb left Tuesday for Shasta valley in tbe in terests of the company, and he leaves one of their flue stallions in charge of Mr. Jobn StickseL Tbi-t animal is al so for sale. Mr. McCulIocb expects to be abfent from Lakeview about a month. We undertsand that E. V. Eyanson and his party, who located on agri cultural land in North Warn-r, this county, have beeu hauling lumber for bouses and other improvements Mr. Eyamon says he will sink an artesian well as soon as be can get a machine on the ground. That country is going to be one of tbe greatest fruit sections o.-i tbe Pacific Coast Tbe dance given last Friday evening in tbe Opera House on the occasion of Washington's Birthday, was largely attended, and one of the most success ful event , of like character of the season. ' The music was simply grand, and the perfectness of every other feature aided to tbe success. Jobn Cogburn returned from North Warner this week, where he has bee n locating people on agricultural land in that valley, open for settlement. He says that country is settling up very rapidly, and be thinks by .Fall there will be several hundred new homes in NortpyTiil''a!ly. George Hankina and sister, Mrs. Delia Cobb will start for San Francis co this week for a several weeks stay. George will purchase a fine automo bile none but tbe finest will suit George while in tbe city, and bring it borne with him, or "it" will bring him borne. Mr. Chas. Wallace, arrived here from California last week and has as sociated himself with his father in tbe furniture business. Mr. Wallace is a talented Slide-trombonist and id a valuable acquisition to our band. Tbe people are glad to see him locate here. The first base ball game of tbe sea son was played last Sunday on tbe ball grounds in tbe Ueurraz field, between tbe town team and tbe High School team. Six innings were played, aud the town boys bad the best of tbe game by a score of 6 to 12. Jobn Briles sent a load of apples to Lakeview last week from bis Davis Creek fruit ranch. Tbe apples were of the Winter Banana variety, as fine an apple as one ever flopped their lip over. W. A. Wilsbire and daughter, Pearl, left for Ashland this week by private conveyance, Miss Wilsbire to remainjs couple of months and Mr. Wilshire to visit his family a short time. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Morris came over from Adel last Saturday. This is the first time they have been in town since they were married a few weeks ago. S. J. Dutton was up from Davis Creek last week, having brought Mr. and Mrs. Clark, of the Mercantile Co. from there by private conveyance. J. W. Loftus arrived here from Sacramento last Friday to look after the mining interests of Loftus Broth ers in f he Windy Hollow country. F. I. Everett representing Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., ot Chicago, annouoned by card that he would visit Lakeview this week. School Entertainment An entertainment was given by the teacher and pupils of the Adel school at the hall ou Friday evening Feb. 21. An interesting program of songs, recitations aud dialogues was credit ably rendered by the pupils. After tbe program the ball was cleared and the older people indulged In dancing during the remainder of the evening. The sum of 9U was collected and will be used to purchase library books, and soplemeotary reading for class work la the primary grades. REHART SEES AUTOS OFF Six Auto Wagons Start Around the World LAKEVIEWITE WITNESSES START Scene One of the Most Exciting Events New Yorkers Have Seen in flany a Day New York City, Feb. 12, Editor Examnier. Lakeview bad a reprsentative to wit ness tbe most remarkable event that has taken place in New York City, and the world for a long time, and was witnessed by an unusual concourse of people. A perfect, crash. It was tbe starting of six antomoblles,at 1:15 A. M. for a race to Paris, by way of San Francisco, Alaska, Bering Straits tbe wastes of Siberia, Russia, Germa ny, to Paris. Tbe machines represented Italy Ger many, France and the United States It will be by odd? the most severe test upon both men and machines yet undertaken, and the result can only be known after several months of hardship, that will test the mettle of both men and machines to tbe limit Each machine carried their owa National Flag, and all received the plaudits of the onlookers, to which tbey were entitled. breeze from all the buildings in tb vicinity of tbe starting place, and a crowd of people bard to conceive of, in fact with all their burly policemea tbe people could not be kept upon tbe side walks, and resulted in tbe street trafic stopping for sometime. The people were wild with excite ment during thv 't j-t. and fo some time after ttieVuto a were off, soma who were unable to see tbe start ibelf would go and see the particular spot where tbe start was made. It was surprising to me how many people were ignorant of what caused the crowd of people to assemble to gether,. For many grown men would ask what does it all mean? , What is going on? When tbe papers havee been full of it for two or three months. Surprising for another reason, that tbe daily papers here sell for one cent each, which would seem cheap enough for anyone to read that which ha cared to read. S. V. Rehart More Forest Reserves Washington Feb. 15 At one stroke of tbe Lieutenant Governor's pen, 130,000,000 acres of forest land in British Columbia have been placed in reserves. This includes every acre of the province's timberlands, except what has beeu leased. This is as much land as was put iu the National Forests ot this country between rbe years 1891 and 1907. Tbe action was taken to check wasteful exploitation of timber re sources and to bring the care aui cutting of timber more effectually under government control. The province has been leasing tim- berland Instead of selling it. The most of the least ig baa been done tbe nasi three or four years, and Americans bold the largest part of the 10,000 leases now in force. The leae is, in its effect a long-term option at low rate. It runs twenty one years and may be renewed at tba end of tbe first term. The lessee pays twenty-five cents a year until he is ready to cut the timber, when he pays a royalty of fifty cents per 1,000 feet board measure, for the tim ber removed.. The inoome of the Provinoe from leases was about 91, 275,000 last year. The President baa just signed a proclamation creating additions lu the Trinity NatlonalForest Callforloa, amounting to 35,041 acres. The Aititiona to the forest are contiguous tracts of timber land lying for the moat Dart in Humboldt aud lrlnity counties, with smaller areas in Shasta and Tehama counties This new land brings tbe total area of the Trinity Forest up to nearly 1,(500,000 acres. . .. The headauartera of tbe iriniiy Forest is at Weaverville. Tbe use of cement steel, brick and, stone, although great is not suffici ent to check tbe constant drain on tbe forests, of tbe country for build ing material.