II II u n VOL. XXIX LAKKVIEW, LAKK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1908. NO. 12 11 i It "I :! I 3 1 1 MURDER VERDICT OP THE JURY Body of Found Jules VVallendc In Silver Creek DISAPPEARED LAST CHRISTMAS Head Cruthed In Several Places and Arm Broken floney jind Watch Taken The mystery surrounding tb sud den disappearance from tbe Silver Lake botel on Friday night, Dec ember 27tb, 11)07, at 9:30, of Mr. Jules Wallaudo, aged about 28 year, bas sufficiently unraveled Itself an to warrant the oonolualon that murder waa committed lu tbe Utile quiet town of Silver Lake on that night. Laat Friday, March la, nearly three months after the mD disappeared ao mysteriously, bia body was found In 4 he creek a half mile wont of tbe town of Silver Lake, just above the brldgo that apana tbe creek. Twenty resi dent, of that place bad gone on that day In anarch of tbe man with what hope of finding blin at that late date we are not appriaed. Dut the body waa found. Tbe bead waa crushed In, both on top and at the bae of the braln,el(bt other brulaca were vlalble, tbe right wrlat waa broken and tho arm beaten Into a jelly clear to tbe anoulder, aa if tbe man bad eudeavor d to ward off tbe blowa of bia assail ant with bia arm. A coroner'a jury composed or the . following waa .appointed: J. 8. Martin, Juatice of tho Peace, of Silver Lake Precinct, Wm. Holder, Ralph Spencer, C. R, McKune, C. Hamilton, J. C liasey, llert Oowdy, to investigate the cam. After exhaustive reaearob the jury adjourned until Saturday, when tbe following verdict waa rendered: Tbat Jules Wallende came to bia death by blowa on tbe bead with blunt Instrument in tbe banda of a party or partlea unknown to tho jury. Too case baa boen tbe all absorbing topic of tbe people of Silver Lake Hlnce tbe finding of tbe dead man, and $'250 waa at onoe raised to ferret out the crime. A mans meeting i held there Tuesday owning for tbe purpose of raising more reward roon- oy, and tbe county will be asked to add to the reward. Julea Wallende came from Portland laat year and settled on a homestead In the Christmas Lake Settlement It aeems tbat In Dooember be; was working for some one about Silver Lake, and was stopping at tbe hotel. On tbe 27th of December be was paid $30 by bis employer. On that night he changed bia clothes, as was bis cus torn, after finishing bis dsy's work, and put on bis fur overcoat and left tbe botel about 9 :30 o'clock, lie also poeessed a Una gold watch which with the money, waa misting from bis body wben round. Tbe lur overcoat was atlll on the body. It Is believed that ha left the botel tbat evening under engagement to meet some person, and waa waylaid and beaten to death with aj gun or club, and the body carried to tbe creek, a half mile away and thrown In. There are some facts In the case that would throw considerable light oo the murder wbiob are withheld from the publlo at this time. An Investi gation will be made by Sheriff Dent and District Attorney Moore, who have gone to tbe scene of the tragedy, and It is believed tbat some startling ovldence will be unearthed. It Is -nald tbat parties In. Silver Lake re ceived letters from Portland before the body was found Indicating that Wallende bad been murdered and the body thrown into tbe creek some half mile from tbe town. The robbery theory la not believed to be tbe only motive for tbe murder; there Is said to be a woman or two . mixed up in the affair. ! Reservoir Site Released Tbe large body of land in Modoo county, around Alturaa, withdrawn a few years ago on account of the Sac ramento Klver Drainage and Irriga tion project, baa been released and will beoome subjeot to entry after Jnne first, this year. This body . of land comprises tbe valley In wbloh Alturaa is situated. Tbe prloolpa) portion of the land l in private own ership, and Is the farming section of that part of Modoo county. This late order restoring It to entry would Indldcate that either the drainage project has fallen tbrrugh, or some other reanrvulr site has been selected. The people of tbat eoctlon are of the Impression tbat Big Valley baa been decided upou by the department aa the site for the reservoir. Farewell, Oh, farewell I Do not, my friends, Imagine tbat the above words iodicate tbat we con template "absenting ourselves lud deoly from yon ; tbey mean not that they have a much graver and deeper Import. Tbey pertain to a subject tbat Is very desr and sacred to our arblng hearts. Its a subject tbat stirs our every Impulse and fond recollee tlons of many, man yeara ago; reco lections tbat have long been buried I the green eepulcbera of our memories now to be exbomed and 1 revived be fore our duety remembrances; reco! lections tbat bring back the scenes of our childhood and the years when the pioneers and red men ruled supreme Days when factlonnl atrifea were yet unveiled; days when we could lie down at eventide with a drowsy but honeit conscience and arise with tbe spotless bope of morn, but alas for tbe uncertainty of time, aucb are the deetlnles of man; aucb la the cruel Irony of fate, we are doomed to sepa rate aooner or later and ao it comes to pass, or rather Is, by some DKMIRKD to come to pass tbat we must xeparate from our mammoth structure known aa the Court House, which batb with stood tbe storms and wlntiy blast and the ever changable elements for lol these msny generatione. Where many a wayfaring ainner has swallowed tbe bitter pill of retribution and paesed from Its grusome portals wiser and sadder man. We moorn to give tbee op I We bate been friends and neighbors all our Uvea, onr friendship cemented aa one, and now, wben old age is fast stealing upon na just aa we stand tottering on tbe brink of tbe grave, ob, how cruelly shameful tbat thou must be torn from our fond embrace and bled to a foreign land and one of strangers. It Is to weep. We bsve suffered many a cruel wond In our long and checkered career, but THIS la the unklndest out of all. Metbinks I can bear the doloroua screeching rollers wearily plodding thy homeward way up Dead Mans' Canyon, already be gosh. Sad thought. We can barely restrain from crying out, "rock me to sleep mother, rock me to sleep". Dut if tbe worst Is to come then let us be brave martyrs and die with our faces to tbe enemy, consoling ourselves in tbe soothing consolation tbat we have consumed tbe cream, tbat we bava extracted the sweet and the bitter, tbat wa have Inhaled tbe pleasing fragrance and all tbat now remalna of tbee la a faint and fleeting memory. If any one wants thy de mise, why let 'em have It though it prostrate ua to part. Yea, bring on your spavined ponies, gentlemen, and baul tbe patriarchal structure from our midst and while she la wending ber weary way up tbe narrow and rocky deflle, let's bow our beads and wsep. We wish thee Qod speed and a safe and triumphant journey, and may thy newly found people rejoice in tbbe and pay reverence to thy hoary locks. As you pass over yonder bill tops and we take our final view, let ua also pay our last respects by repeating, tbe following appropriate stanzas: Our souls are full of sadness Our hearts are full of woe , Our eyes are full of weeping To think that you must go. How can we ever stand it I We'll wander to and fro, We'll seek tbe burning deserts Because you bave to go. Tbe birds doth warble sadly Because tbey feel the woe. Metbinks I bear them twitter 'Why DO you bave to go." Dame nature too, is mourning Her tears dotb melt tbe snow, We bear ber softly moaning Because you bave to go. O I memories sad and joyful That we cherished long ago We never shall forget tbeoi Although you're forced to go. Farewell, tbou dear beloved, It breaks our hearts you know, But we must grin and bear it, To bave thea leave us so. O. W. Welch. W. W. Finley waa here from Bly this week. ORGANIZE COM MERCIAL CLUB Meeting Called for Next Monday Evening. To Erect New Building on Library Lot The movement started a few weeks ago to organize a Commeiclal Club lor Lakeview is taking shape. A call Is made for all who signed tbe mem berth Ip paper to meet at the Opera House Monday evening, March 23, for; tbe purpose of perfecting tbe organic-, Others Have Done Worse One of tbe North end papera de clares tbey bave not a populatiou so indent to maintain a County gov ernment. On tbe first assessment roll of Lake county, there were three hun dred aixty five names. Tbe total val uation ot property waa 14 96,331. Tbere might be a county erected con slating of tbe three Northern precincts of Lake, with tbe extreme North end of Klamath a few mikw of Southern Crook, and Harney territory Includ log Egll In wblcb would be found a number of persona liable to taxation anyway equal to tbe number on Lake County'a first assessment rolL and with in or property than was found on Lske County's first rolL There were 252 votes cast in tbe terri tory of Klamatb County 4 montba be for it waa created. A new county North of Lake may be organized with more voters than Klamatb bad. The people of tbe North end of Lake County say they bave not tbe popola tlpn to support a new county. Yet tbe only argument tbey can advance in favor of removal of the Couny aeat is tbat tbe vast sretcbes of desert north ot Silver Lake are rapidly fill ing op with homesteaders,., and soon shall be teeming with prosperous far mers. If tbia la true, and we believe It is, tbe fact rperatea aa atrongly in favor of tbe establishment of a new county now, aa it doea in favor of the removal of tba County Seat in antici pation of its occurrence. If the set tlement of tbe desert is soon to be complete, as argued, tbere will be a population greater than Lake County now bas. Why not promote and bast en tbia development by doing tbe very beat thing that can be done to en courage it, tbe establishment of a new County, and leave the people of South em Lake County in peace? One motive only can justify any citizen in voting to remove tbe oouoty aeat from Lakeview to PaiBley lie must believe tbat tbe beat inter ests of tbe majority demands aucb removal. Of course it will be to tbe advantage of some, and if the removal is not to Injure you, your liberal spirit towards these few may prompt you to forget tbe barm it is certain to do many others. If it ia to render tbe transaction of each business as can be transacted at tbe county seat only, more oostly and dfflcult, and tbe discbarge of publio dutiea less convenient and easy to a majority, it is not for the publio good, and ought not be done. Tbere are about 4 times as mnob population aoutb of Paisley In Lake county aa ia in Paisley and north of it. Here Is tbe standpoint from wbloh you should decide your duty in acting on this question. Many young men, without capital, bave been enabled through the gener ous confidence of Lakeview business men, to start in life for themselves, and are now prosperous and independ ent. Tbey cannot forget their bene factors, and will never vote to iniure those who assisted them in time of I need, and made a successful business life for them possible. To remove tbe county seat from Lakeview will injure every man in the town engaged in business. Remember tbat Lake view baa offered to do tbe fair thing by the North end people, while they insist on infliotlng tbe deepest -possible wound to those who have been your friends. Stand by Lakeview. The Publio Library is now domiciled in its own building, and a neater plaoe oannot be found in tbe city to spend a few leisure moments reading. All the important newspapers and maga zines are supplied, and for neatness and comfort, one could not wish for more, and all made possible through the energy , of tbe ladies connected with the Association. The President, Mrs. W. 11. Shirk, contributed a neat oarpet for the r ooms. ation. Each member will subscribe tS, and It is tbe Intention to arrange aitb tbe Library Association to erect a two-story building on the Associa tion's lot ' the Library to occupy tbe ground floor aod tbe Club tbe upper floor. New Ruling of Secretary A new i ruling was approved by Sec relary of the Interior Jaa. R. Gar field, on Feb. 21, as follows : In cases of applicationa to locate scrips, warrants, certificates, soldier' additional homestead rights, or to mak lieu selections of publio lands of tbe United States, tbe following re uuirements will govern on and after April 1. 1908: 1. Tbe location or selection must be accompanied, fn addition to tbe evidence required by existing rules and regulations, by affidavit of tbe locator, selector, . or some cred'.ble person possessed of tbe requisite per soual knowledge of tbe premises, showing tbat tbe land located or lected is oot in any manner occupied adversely to the locator or selector. Z. ion will reqoiie tbe locator or selector, within twenty daya from tbe Cling of bia location or selection, to begin publication of notice thereof, at bis own expense, in a newspaper to be designated by tbe Register as of gen eral circulation in tbe vicinity of tbe land, and to be tba nearest thereto. Such publication must cover a period of thirty days, during which time similar notice of the location or eelec tion most be posted in tbe local land office and upon tbe landa included in tbe location or selection, and upon each and every noncontiguous tract thereof. 3. Tbe notice must describe tbe land located or selected, give tbe date o f location or selection, and state tbe purpose thereof ia to allow all persons claiming the land adversely. or desiring to show it to be min eral In character, an opportunity to file objection to such location or selection with the local officers for the land district in which tbe land is situate, and to establish tbeir interest therein, or tbe mineral char acter thereof. Why Do You Cry? A Northern Lake conuty paper seys tbat "In juatice to tbe many who will settle here tbe county aeat ahould be Tbia reminds us of a story. A bash ful young man once aat with bis sweetheart before tbe fire, by an old fasbioned chimney ore place, with a coffee boiler sitting on some live coals. Tbe hour was 11 o'clock, and noth ing bad been said by tbe bashful swain. Suddenly tbe girl began to cry. "Why, darling, why do you cry?" "I was thinking, "said ahe, "suppose we were married, bad a little boy sit ting on tbe beartb, and that coffee boiler should turn over and scald tbe poor, little thing to death." That wedding never came off. Distriot Attorney Moore returned from Klamath Falls and Ashland last week whore be baa been for several weeks past attending a special term of circuit court for Klamath county, and visiting bis family at Ashland. Mr. Moore saya bia family la well. In jtoing from Klamath Falls to Ash land he went over tbe new route via Weed. He aaya work is progressing very nloely on tbe railroad extension from Weed toward Klamath Falls, and tbat tbe road will tap a very rich oountry. School Board Act The recent terrible conflagration in a Cleveland school, In which 174 child ren were burned to death in a heap, bas quickened tbe pulse of every school board in the country, and steps hae been taken in moat cases to guard againat a repltltlon of such . a horror. The Lakevelw school board bas ordered double blngea for all tbe doors in tbe school building, so that the doors may be opened either way. It la believed that tbe school bouse could re cleared. In case of fire, ia 40 seconds. Tbe hallways are wide, and there are no obstructions' tbe rooms squsre, and large, double exits. In Portland tbe schools practice a fire drill every two weeks. Tbia is done in order to keep tbe pupils in readi ness for an emergency, and to practice clearing tbe rooms in tbe shortest possible time. These drills are almost sure to prevent a panic In case of fire, aa tbe drills are had ppou absolutely noliotlce. No ens knows wksn tbe signal Is to be given, and all srs taken by ts tnnch of a soprise as If a real fire existed. So accustomed do tbe papila become to this sort of thing, that tbe Instant tbe aignal ia given each pupil jumps to bis or ber place, and tbe march, four abreast, is formed intantly aod tbe bolldng is cleared in from 30 to 60 seconds. School Report 8!b 9th Sc. 10th grades : John Blougb, teacher. Whole nam ber enrolled 67 Whole no. of daya attendance 8G9 " " " absence ... 20 Times tardy 6 Pupils neither absent nor tardy 24 Per cent, of adttendance 97 6tb and 7th grade : Miss Conn, teacher. Whole no. enrolled 56 " " of days attendance 833 ii ii i, 4beence 41 Pupils neither absent nor tardy 19 Times tardy 3 Per cent of attendance 95 5th nad 6th grades: Miss Snelling teacher. Whole no. enrolled " " of days attendance " " " " absence 51 869 41 Times tardy .'" -- Pupils neither a been t nor tar., Per cent, of attendance 97 3rd 3c fourth gradea : Mra. Cloud, teacher. Whole bo. enrolled " of days atendaaoe " ' " " absence 46 794 48 2 Pupils neither absent nor tardy 16 Per cent, of attendance 94.3 Primary department: Misa 11 all. teacher. Whole no. enrolled 64 " " of daya attendance 1193 " " " " absence 23 Times tardy 3 Pupils neither absent nor tardy 41 Per cent, of attendance 98.1 Summary of report for month end ing Mar 14, 1908. Wbole no. enrolled " " of days attend oce .1 .. i. abBenoe " " " times tardy No. neither absent nor tardy Percent, of attendance 2G6 4730 192 19 126 96 1 Tbe High School boya are ooutem plating giving a basket social in the near future, tbe proceed to be used in purchasing athletio goods. Spring has come and tbe flowers are beginning to burst forth making every creature bright and bappy. The boys hear tbe call of tbe wilda bleb aeems to lure them to tbe brook side ; but school days are not alwaya with ua and tbe trout are. Tbe Ninth Grade are progressing rapidly in tbeir work. Algebra ia tbe most difficult, for many did not realize tbe necessity of first thorough learning tbe principles. Tbeir Physical Geography ia excellent for tbe grade. The good work tbey are doing in Literature will lighten tbe work of tbe tenth grade. Tbe School Board bas ordered forty new seats and other necessaries for new High Sobool room. lodeed, newly furnished room Is a much needed aoesaory to our school. Every scholar ahould bear in mind that truancy- spells failure in Final Examination. Every half day missed is something lost and those who play truant are always behind in their clas. So we find it much better to attend school render!. Do not fblume tbe teacher if you fall but blame yourself. Thomaa McCulley, who bas been taking the eighth grade course and doing exoellent work, was obliged to quit to take charge of bis ranch. Tom, we are sorry to see you leave. but we wish you success In your new field. Millie Reynolds, of the 9th grade has been 111 several days with Pneumonia. Fred and Nell Stanley bave dropped High School studies to berd goats. Several absenoes ar reported in Miss Conn's room on account. of sickness. J. JB. MoNew, the Pine Creek Liveryman, was up town Monday. FINDS GRAFT III HEW YORK People of New York Be lieve In Di5honesty SO S.V.REHARf INFORMS US Minister of the Gospel Saya draft Permeate the Political and Business World Lakeview Examiner: While it la not pleasant to wi ite npon pesslmlstio topics, it falls to the lot of someone to do so, in the interest of tbe publio generally. Therefore I shall write concerning, what seems to me, to be the crying evil of tba age. While in Chicago, a drummer made the statement in my prensence, that a person to succeed in business must be dishonest. And you bear just such statements upon all sides in tbe larger cities. I asked bim whether be meant to alander mankind, or whether be cast aucb a gross slander upon onr Crea tor. I also asked bim, whether, wben selling goods to a customer, npon misrepresentation, what kind of a re ception be received from bia custom ers, upon bis return trip, and what tr" 'id he expect to make upon bia or ti lrd trip? After a little reflection be answered, tbat be guessed be had made his statement a little too atrong. . . In this City I asked a very promi nent practical, and progressive minis ter of tbe Gospel, of wide experience,, to what ex t --. graft and dishonesty jVak'prl-&.'vne City. Heui ' wered tbat VJThe evil permeated tbe entire political and - business world ; tbat waa truly discouraging". Upon being asked again. If tba graft was general throughout the City, or if everyone was affected by tbe evil influence. He answered tbat "A perosn would bave to be incurably honest not to be affected by it" It is not only discouraging to me, but annoying, to learn of the extent graft and dishonesty is permeating the political and business world today ; eating at tbe vitals of tbe people ; at tbe very vitals of tbe nation as a wbole, and ajalotch upon our civiliza tion that is a shame and disgrace to mankind. The question arises, what is wrong with the people, to bring a bout the foregoing results? Are men and women naturally depraved, dis honest, and corrupt, beyond bope of improvement, or does tbe evil spring from other sources, which are within. our reach lr tbe proper metbod be puraued to overcome tbe same? While I dp not believe tbat evil can be entirely eradicated from tbe world, I do believe we could get along with much less tbn does exist today throughout tbe world, and next week, by tbe courtesy of The Examiner, I will give my views upon this impor tant subject, upon entirely new lines, as to how to cure the evils of mankind. S. V. REHART. Out of the au it against Chaa. Barber last week to recover money, and the subsequent attachment of a team of horses by Sheriff Dent to satWy judg ment, came tbe appointment of D. P. . Malloy, Tuesday, as elisor to arrest the she riff and regain possession of the horses, which are alleged by Bar ber to be exempt from attachment. A. S. Ward, of Fort Bid wall, baa been appointed administrator of tbe estate of Mra. Geo. Freeman, wbo died recently at that place. Mrs. A. -S. Ward waa appointed administra trix of the estate of Geo. Freeman, . wbo waa ber uncle. Mra. Freeman ' waa left about 115,000 by her boaband. and this amount is now, since the death of Mrs. Freeman, to be divided among tbe he ire. One of tbe leading spirits in the county seat removal scheme remarked tbe other day, when asked If Paisley ' precinct would vote dry at tbe com ing election, said, "If we are to get tbe county aeat we do not want it to go dry, but if we do not get it, then we want it diy." This voter needs light on the subject before be can cast bia vote intelligently at the com ing election.