A1' lb Esnnrolimeiit i i VOL. XXX LAKKVIKW, LAKK COUNTY, OI'JiON, .JULY 22.10011. NO. 2 i I i it 1 1 I. V I WATER LEVEL IS SOMETHING ALL i Great Future I Predicted for I Our "Desert" RAILROADERS i HILL'S INVASION OF EASTERN IS SURPRISING EVERYBODY Lake County To Have Arte sian WaLer OUR LAKE COUNTY SHEEPASSESSED ARE ALTER ri An Arrangement Which i;:; Holds Good in Every Portion of This Continent Tim Silver Luke Lender cif the 1'itli Itml. hk; Frank I, mm was out through Ihn I 'ni t luick country last week iiinl lm niid In- was hhI on Ixliml to hi' 11 the lln u i it i ii throughout Unit Hi-rthin, lip nlxK mild tin whh Con Vinci"! hl'VOIld any doubt that what Iiuh liiirtofoie t . ti known it the desert" will produce urn I n hm'I veg- I I I'M In h I mi 11 rl it ii imi (tint that ere g I IioiiiihikIh of bushels of grain would I .ii rH I mci I for extiort. John F. Stevens, the Noted En gineer, of Panama Fame, Was Surely Our Visitor. The In! fiit Hurt land papers re; ort t h tit nil trans o intltietital linen urn centering tliolr ti t iiniiiili" Ht I'urtliiuil, in order tu Tonl tin IihuI over I tin iiiountutiiH to Puget Sound porta. If I lilx Ih ileum it will have h iiionI iiiiiurtiiit hearing on the immediate future of l'.in-tirii Orison and may explain tin- Hiidden activity of hII railroad interims. The argument In favor of n sea level outlet on tlm Col uinliU river, ami alao troin here to Sun FrunclHco l a good one, nod will hasten uialtern fnrwinil. Tlm I'urlan.t .luiiriiiil siiya Hint Mm Great Northern hihI Northern Pacific, llmling it a liming but'lo to pull heavy truiiiM lit a great power cost over t he inountulnn Into Si-nttli mill ut the name time attempt to meet the water grade ri iitH, H'ioplM I conciliator y i tiirtli'M which with one hluw win for1 the moiliitiilil roads H new nil I easy routing mil uiMke Portland the moBt powerful coiimiiTclal renter went of the Kuckv niciintalra. Thp opening of interior Oregou for ili'Vefopii i.t iiinl settlement, which Ih iron II leiitly liel leve l to lie Hi hand, ih emptiHHie.l mm one of the greatest reiiB.-iiK wh the great railroad sys tems Heek Intiiunte trade lelntlona w ltd Portland Full owi m; the announcement that construction work has actually bean commenced up the Deschutes canyon, independent com pun lex will begin the building of branch ltiieM. Hy this melius every portion of the state valtiahla for cattle and foi agrl- I'liltura will liHiouie titiriiHil lHtet y accessible, lout en I of sending tana of thousand of cattle Bunt Into Colo rndi Hint beyond, ranchers w ill send theii IhtIh to Portland, whore the new Swift pu:klug plant will become the hrutlt'st buyer of the went. The wheat priHrullve nre of the xtHte will lio treiuemioiiNly liHTnuhe l. ttther crooH will liecoine vhIiihIiIo hihI the rail run 1 huutmn wuhtern hiiHinexa want t.lii KhHreii In the tniililiuK of Ore- tiuu'n cuttle hiuI crupH. I FIRST STEAMER ON GOOSE LAKE When Engineer Cot off the Boiler it Went Bust I The AlturHK (Ceptihl icuu of the Hitb I mil. Kivea thin bit of newa rrHr1lim uavluiitiuu (ioone Imkn. In the 1 tint Uhiie of the New Kru, the nlltiir In rpeui'iiiu of the ttrml liiiprovuiiieut to the country In put tliil the MteNiniinat on (iooen Lake, etatea thHt thin ih the tlmt nteainliout ever iii n tlmt liuilv of wat-r. Thia however Im a nilMtuke. A iitimher Tenra hi;o h rtrHuhoiit uhh Imllt anil liiuncheil upon t h Ih hike. The hunt wan of aoiiin iiie nii'l e.xhihited miniu el Bun. It whi a iloul'ln decker and whh poH-iihly aixty feet Iodk with other onmmireiiiiMili in proportion. The upper deck u well aliove the water while the ciaft nut pictureHque in almpe and reported aa excelleut to ri'1e upon. The lioHt reached the end of It ciireer In a aud und unex euiplary in hii hit. The craft waa op reated 0y a ateani crulne of auttlcient pu'if-r, hut with a holler of miiihII ca pacity. The holler ahh alway a Hource of vexation and troutile. Dur inu hard iiina the enuueer aluaya had to ait down o.i the holler head to keep it from htuwiuit ou. One day when the engineer Kt olf the tio'ler to cIiiimh up a monkey wrench to tighten down the inifety valve the Imiler hlew up leavlnt: the ha at atrauded and rocked in the cradle of the deep, to the middle of liooae Lake. The tioat whh towed unhore, hut the machinery wan never repaired for further aer-viiie. Tli lixamlner w. a riht in aHcrlh ln the inyMterioiia railroail men re ceutlv here an Ik Iiik ri preaentat Ivea of tlm Hill lutereta. The Portland Telerain finally iilaoovered that (le-. II. Snmpaon wan uuim other than John V. Hteveua, the noted eouineer, enw known to he J. J. Ilill'a chief confidential advlner. The Identity of the other inau lia not let heeu dia- clmed, tint he la lielievad to te aonie other atar of eipial niHUnltudi) In the railroad world, and Ih prohatily con nected with the Ne-.v Vcrk. New Ha ven and Hartford run 1 which dumi natea New KnKlaod. The Portland papera now helieve that Hill, through Ktevena, la the rn or I ii if epirlt he'iind tf'e bin electric road fr'uii Portland to llutte. men tioned lu lant week'a Kxamiiier. A wire from Medford to the Port land Journal Huya that Stevens wua there lnoKiuu over the Pacltla Kant ern.Hiiil that he went over the line fro ii thete through the (!ancade mountain by wav of Crater Lake to the Dcacutea valley, and evidently vile I bulla and tinut, an' irood times, ' Harrinian ha ban lum ho. Ay i vote tor Vim Hill, in bet in." L'ulena all attffiB fail KaHreruOreitoii I I ho.jii to be relieved of the galling i chnina that have hn-jnd her ao lon to a condition of "inoocuoua aeHiie-tu.lel'- And it-in not to be dooe throuuh any will ins effort of tnat man Marriuian. Heniemlwr that ! A move h on foot aod imny aub acribed, ffir Hrjllmij an artesian well tii a depth of l.VK) feet in ('hriatmaa Lake valley. II. Van (iundy. from the Ohio oil tlelda. Kuaranteea to p it in an artenian well drilling ontlU, within IMJ days fron tha lime he la notilied that th amount or tl .VXJ la ' aiibcarlt ed. So far 2,319 haa been pronlned t,y Kil er Lake, Cliff and I Iake people. Arteaian water would, be a great tblrifr for Luke couuty, find it ta to I. a brined mirrpa will akal crown the effort of the people of .Northern Lake coonty. , HARNEY SEATTLE CAPITAL Will Build Railroad from Columbia River To Winnemucca FINE SUMMER HAKE CHERRIES The Examiner Man Fav ored with Some from the Foster Orchard The lute Harney ptpera atate that continued on hla now much talked of j William Maiah. of Seattle, proposes BUMPER WHEAT CROP THIS YEAR Lake County Free Wheat Lands Being Taken up Fast KutiiiiiiteH of the veur'a wheat croo in the 1'ac.ltlo Northwest tlx the prob able yiehl at iiliout .Vi.lHKl.lHH) buaheU, an lucreaHe by 15,(MN),(HK) over I net year. Thin tlt(ur may not be reached if unfavorable rood It bum at harveMt aet in but with normal weather, it la believed thn yield will be larK". lie cent nil n H h.ivo been of tmuieuHU beu llt, to tho crop. UiHtrluta where the Kralu waa practically ifiveu up be curie of I he cont ined drouth have tuk en heart auuiu ami wheat is till i uk out in fairly wood Hhapu. The value of the rains of the paHt week to the wheat crop Ih variously entlnmted at from ?1,IMI,(KKJ to .'1,000,(XKHI. lu creaued acreaue in many sections of the Htate make up in the total yield or a abort crop in some dUtrlct. And wheal ia atlll tickioK around the dol lar mark, Oregon's hi whoat crop will menu a ureal, prosperity for the com i uk year. The Company is The Oregon Valley Laud Co. is crowding all woik forward. A camp is established eight miles from towu und work of couHtroutiug the irriagtioo d itches t wus begun Tuesday morning. The rock work outlet tunnel for the dam, and the uhaft for the head gu'es will bo Mulshed about August, Kith. The foundation work for the big dam ia about balf completed. Kverytblug is being rui-hed to moot the Inspection of the contract-holders who will arrive iu foica Sept. lth. TAFT' POSITION ON THE TARIFF Says Party Must Redeem Pledge or They Go Bump Washington, July 10. That Presi dent In ft feels his responsibility to his party and therefore favors a down ward revision of the tariif is the sub stance of a atatemeut issued at tba White House today, following the visit of a delegation of Kepubiloun congressmen who pleaded with the President to have raw material in their districts planed on the free list. The PrttMideut informed his callers that while he was committed to the principle of revision downward, he could u.t see his way clear to advo cate that raw materials tie admitted free. He declared that he was oMigod to observe tho question trivn the viewpoint of the wholft oo i itry, and not of any particular district. President Tatt pointed out to bis viHitors that the Kepuhllcan platform stood for revision downward. although that principle .might not apply to etery case. He said that if iron ote. oil. coal aud bides did not need pro tection they should be admitted free. However, he declared that the ques tlou laised by the delegation was one to which he would give in nob thought and at the same t ime be would take advantage of all avaialble informa tion ii order that he might carry out what he understood to be tho promi ses of IiIh party. tout of Kasteru Oregon. Tins bit of newa loi ka a though a coast ccn nection also waa conte 'iplated by Hill, after hia invasion of this Ureal inalud Umpire. Jt now l"oks aa though "Vim Hill, ha ban dam. Una Uller. an ay bate yo, no mak ilarrimau -ok lik 'M pauaa p. d. q. Ha glv farmer mans JAMES J. HILL IS OPTIMISTIC He Predicts Big Crops and Prosperity for All said but well than New York. Julvl .'I. James J. Hill. chairman of the board of directors of the (Jreat Northero Railroad, returned to New York yesterday from bis Ca nadian trip, and talked in au optl in Jet io vein concerning business and crop conditions. 'There will be good crops," Mr. Hill. "Not bumper crops, a good, i ootid yield, comparing w ith the average. "The value will he higher usual aa prices are higher. Corn is now selling around G'.i Cents in Ne braska, and wheat at about $ 1.30 in Minnesota. The time of low prices for grain has passed. A great deal of wealth will be added to the farm era' store by the sale of their crops tbia year. "As fot tha business outlook, there it no menace ahead. Wood crops, bringing liieb prices will help the manufacturing industries. There should be a atea ly expansion tu that line : probably it will receive some additional stimulus after congress adjourns. " I If doubts existed in tbe tnioHs of 'any as to frnit being an assured pro ; duct in Lake county, it would be dis I pelled by seeing tbe splendid cber ! ries snt down from Summer Lake to i I. -. I." ; v . 1 u Lt , 'I1 . g me iabimiiji-i i'u 4uuu ruBtci. A.uvy were of the Black Fepohlican variety 4ei't and luucious and of good size. : He also enclosed another variety, red j ones, on a branch au tnicK as tbey : could stick, resembling a buncb of grapts. Tbe new comers were espec ially pleased on beholding such tine fruit and will take home a good re port of tbe same. i lu tbia connection Tbe Examiner does not wish be to be understood bi rlnimina that thn whole of Lake Oregon and on to Denio. in tbe ei-!contyf an empire in area larger than treuie southern part of Harney conu- I the entire state of New Jersey will ty, and then from Wlnemucea. Nev. j produce a like duality of frnit. it Connection would be bad with two : will not. .. Brit there are numerous transcoutinenal lines, the Union valleys aud favored localities in tbe Pacific aud the Ureat Northern. Tbe ! county that will grow fruit of a Qual ity and In an abundance that can not constructing a railroad from Burns to Kuytua Siding, ou the Columbia, at the mouth of tbe Jobu 'ay river, if the people of this section will coop rate. The route ia through Gilliam county, then to Mitchell, county seat of Wheeler; through Mount Vernon and the famous Harney valley tnen to Narrows the gateway to southeastern largest undeveloped country In tbe northwest would be tapped. 1 Marsh is said to be representing Seattle aod Tscoma capitalists, who are ready to produce the necessary fuuda when satisfactory data is placed tiefore them. ' Marsh asks that' two resD'tuaible men be appointed to go over the proposed route with him a,ud that f lJOt) be subscribed to delray tbe expenses of the investigation.' ' I At a meeting bera a committee waa appointed to solicit .subscriptions. 1 The oommitte is composed of Harry Smith, (ieorge Vouog, Del Dibble and J. C. Turney. Marsh ia now at tbe bead of a com pany, which piaos to Irrigate lUti.OOO acres in tbe t-atlow valley. Tbe water is to be secured from tbe blitz en river be excetUed by any other locality in tbe union.;. - Our heary tbaaks are extends! to Mr. Foster for giving us an oppor tunity to get our till of cherrise once in our lifei t LAKE COUNTY GOLD MINES Goldberg Mines Now Yield Bjg Values In Gold FAST GAME OF TENNIS SINGLES Sprague Defeats Hagar In a Spirited Contest Cravens Wins Foot Race over Carroll Rushing Work Alturas Proud of its High School Koine one baa discovered that a newspaper laid over a muddy spot will often unable au auto to olluib out without tbe use of chain. Jt is likely that ouu of the special or Bun day editions could be most advantage ously aaed In such oases, ao w fear we can't advise subscribing for Tba Examluer to be used for an emer gency of this kind. The Atluras Plaiudoaler getHotf tbe followiug unenl its new high school buildiug . "Your school building is good euough Cor u city of HO.IMX) lutiabi tauts, "remarked a strangor the other day. And why not? Modoo is en titled to, and will have, uoue but the test. We have the richest valleys, hlghoHt aud most picturesque moun tains, the most beautiful lakes, tbe purest atmosphers aud tbe bluest skies, most euterprlslug meu, bright est aud healthiest childreu aud aioet liuauitful womou. Modoo will have none but the best. The 00 yaid foot race between Carl Y. Cravens aud J. K. Carol 1 waa pulled olf at the race track last Tr.uraday with a large crowd u at tendance. Both meu were iu tbe piuk of oondition as they bad been lu training foi some weeks past aud at the shot of the gun both got away in good shape At the U0 yard line Cravens pulled away troin bis oppo nent aud took the tape a few feet ahead of Carroll and therby winning the IfrtHJ purse that had beeu put up before the race. After the race was over some local parties took it into their heads that tbey could run and there were two or three lively raoss attended by much enthusiasm. Tba stock of tbe Ft. Bldwell Con solidated Mines Co, has been ad vanced from 15 cents to 25 cents per share ou account ot the present Hoe showing of tba property, aitutated ia the Hoag District, near New Piue Creek. Oregon Pear Crop Southern Oregou alone expects to ship pears tu the value of half a mil lion dollars this season, from the present indications, it is thought Southern Oreogu will send away bW cars uf pears to Kasteru markets. Tbe value ot each carload is plaoed at $1000, touting tbe crop worth $500,- 000. Other aectious of the stute will iboreae tbe value of the pear orop largely, making a very large total for this oue great Oregou product. Hanimao has ordered timber for 4000 new oars at Portland of the Booth Kelley Co. If be is to make tbe attempt to trot in the same class with "YiinM Hill In opening up F.astern Oregon products to tbe world be will have to provide many addi tional oars. The new camp of Goldberg (Windy H ollow District) is taking on an air of prosperity aud tbe continual blasts of dynamite can be beard day aod uigbt. Outside mining meu are be coming Interested and making ar rangements to start work on their claims. Tbia camp is startiog just like the camps of (ioldtleld, Nevada aud the writer believes that in a very abort time Goldberg will be on tbe boom. Have you stopped to tbink what this would mean to tbe trades people o' Southern Oregon aud more espeoia.lv Lakeview. Lakeview is tbe supply point of Southern Oregou aud if five or six mines are working it means tbousauds ot dollars in tbe pockets of our mercbauts and more prosperity for tbe commuuity in gen era-. Mr. E. H Lnftus was iu town this week and reports that the people of Klamath Falls, Bly, Silver Lake, Bummer Lake aud other towns have ureat confidence in both tbe Goldberg Butte and tbe Jinn no miniug proper ties and are not afraid to see back up their judgment to the tune of a few thousand dollars, invested in stocks. Some of the fastest tenuis that baa beeu witneesspd oo tbe local courts wus played bunday morning, when Jack Sprague and Hsgar played the Hauls in tbe 11)09 singles. For cool and beady playing aud covering of territory these two young men have shown tbemseves to be in a class alone. Every game throughout the two sets was a Rood exhibition of ten nis aod every point was fougbt for Sprague won iLe first set by the score of b-1 and tbe sceood se by tbe score of 0-3 This does , not do credit to tbe arame that Hagar put up, but there is no doubt that Sprague played tbe most consistent game throughout tbe two sets. By winuing these games. Sprague is eutitled to the ten nis racquet and tbe championship in tbe 1909 singles. Great credit is due tlm young men that orgaoized this club for some clean, bealby and vi ,-jrous exercise bas been badly uee le 1 here and there is nogame that is more beneficial than lawn tennis. Than too it has given Lakeview a set of contts and a club bouse that wou'.d be a credit to a towu of five times its size. So much interest is being manifested that It will be oulv a short time until we will have a set ot players tbat will be a oredit to represent us ia matches wituotber oitiea of Souheru Oregon. T. E. Bernard's auto is out of com mission aa a rssult of a twisted shaft. Development is on Foot in Harney ' Messrs. Thomas & Walter, of Chi cago, wbo recently took over the American Land & Live Stock Co. boldiugs iu llaruey couuty, seem to be of au enterprislug turu. Tbey at once projected tbe Goldeu Gate rail oad from Caldwell, Idaho, to Wiuue niucca, Nevada, where upon Mr. liar rlman immediately got busy and pur chased tbe same uuder a guarantee to begin tbe work of construction witbiu 00 days It is now graded for 12 miles aud bas a depot, built. Tbe road will open up tbe southern part of llaruey County, south and east of Stelu's mountains. It aeems from this is tbat the way to build railroads is to build them. Farmers ueed Lake Couuty Land. Surprise Valley is Crowing Fine Fruit THIS YEAR Vigilant Assessor Makes Our Sheep Men Pay Adjoining County Heavy Tribute The Harney Counry Times of the 14th iut. says: For the first time in tbe history of Harney county tbe officials have been enabled to make t complete investigation ot the sheep owned and grazeu in tbe county and obtain data upon nbicb a proper as sessment can be made. John P.obia soo.wbo was appoiotei stock inspect or by tbe county court, was aiso clothed with the powers of deputy connty assessor and in performing bis duties as iospectar of tbe various bauds of sheep on tbe ranges be also enumerated them for assessment pur poses and in cases of transient bands be collected tbe taxes and turned into tbe couuty treasury. Of the soeep owned in other counties but herded in Harney county, be listed tbe fol lowing: LAKEVIEW OWNERS. Vm. Smock three bands - 7000 Jas. Barry three bauds - 5000 .1. Quinn 2500 N. K. Barry .... 2000 Hoi brook .... 4000 J.W. Odnm .... 3000 C. Fitzgerald .... 390O B. W. Hartman - - - 3900 Thos O. Flynn - - - 40J0 Pat Duane .... 1700 Jack McHatbe - - 3900 C. W. Dent, of Adel - - 2700 Tbe following transient bands were tisseeed and taxes collected : NO. Tax Dave Edler (Bly) - 13000 1076 00 Joe Jaca - - - 8000 416 00 Joe Garcia - - 6000 312 0 E. Baraioaa & Co. - 4500 23 4 00 P. U. Slice - - 3500 182 00 G. Hortz & Co. 1200 62 04. Juan Endiza - 3000 150 00 John Rooks 1000 52 00 J. M. McOayd 6000 312 00 Uogbes Eirguy - 4500 234 00 125 added io tbia case for taxes in tbe district. There are now between 105,000 and 170,000 grazing on Stein mouoaios. . It will thus be seen tbat 50, 700 tran sient sbeep have paid taxes in tbe sam of $2020.04 and S125 school taxes; tbat there 'are 42,800 bead of Lake county sheep listed tbat will pay tbeir time proportion of taxes and there are 71,992 Harney conoty sheep assessed to local owners, beisdes some 25,000 more tbat will be returned through the government inspector, making a total of 190,492 sbeep on the rolls for 1909, by reason ot thorough conscientious work. Tbe Fort Bidweli Gold Nugjjett of tbe 15tb in at. bas tbia to say of tbe fruit production iu our neighboring valley , east of here, just over the range: Surprise valley fruit is oertalnly entitled to all the compliments paid it, as a short trip through the separ ate orchards will demonstrate. We bad tbat pleasure last week, among others, visiting the cherry oiohards owned by , Max Fulcber. Tbe "Gard- eu of Edeu " oould uot present a more beautiful apDearauoo. Wnile the trees, are uot heavily loaded, there is ra average orop of tbe Black Ox Heart variety, and a finer fruit does cot grow iu auy land. Au aver age measurement of the cherries show the astouudiug figures of HI lucbes in oiroumfereuce and for flavor stands second to noue. STATISTICS ON NOTION GROWTH Population Increase 193 and Wealth is 563 Per Cent i New York, June 3. -Amoug tbe pe culiar tacts concerning tbe growth of tbe United States from 1858 to 1908, noted in the aunual report of 'tbe New Y'ork Chamber of Commaroe soou to rje issued, tbe following in creases are observed : Population, 193 per cent; the wealth of the country 503 per cent; public debt, 2,375 per cent: tbe per capita debt from 1.51 to 10.70; bank deposits. 3,400 per ceut ; receipts of the Government, 1,810 per ceut ; war expenses, .vJi percent: nary expen ditures, 745 per ceut; imports per capita from $8.35 to $13.70; exports per capita from $9.14 to $2 04, aud the consumption of wiues and liouors 200 per cent, or from 0.42 to .23.25 per capita gallons. Foreign commerce carried iu Amer ican ships decreased 39.H0 We have seen Portland roses, but tbey are no finer than those grown in Lakeview. Mrs. Taylor bus ao 'Auieriuan Beauty" tbat oould not be excelled anywhere. Ticket 969 Drew Watch The Examiner seems fate 1 to get the lucky number that secured the watch at the Arcaida theatre wrong. It was number it'iJ instead of 907 that drew the gold watch. Fur tbe draw ing children's numbers sold up to No. 310, ou a piuk ticket, while those for adults were sol i above tbat num ber on a red ticket. Tbe numbers favored were only knowu to Mr F. M. Miller until tbe time of tbe draw ing, au arrangement that could uot have beeu fairer for all concerned. The Kansas fruit orop was almost totally ruined by late frosts. Io con seuueuoe the orop will not equal the low standard beret of or caused by similar conditions. Tbe fruitferop of Lake. County is a delight to all new comers this year, but it ia not up to tbe standard.