Him vf . mm mmnmitt VOL. XXX LAKKVIK , '!: COUNTY, OKKfiON, DKCKMIJKK 10, 1009. NO. 49 n OLD PIONEER OF LAKE COUNTY HAS PASSED T. J. Brattain, Good Han and True, Long Prom inent in Our Affairs is No More . Throuab the kindness of friend. Tli Examiner Is side to give tba lof u wing sketch of the life of the old plone-r who hat .lately passed to tbe Other Side, after a Ufa of usefulness, closing la peace the splendid years of an honored lite: Thomas Jefferaoo Dretteln waa torn Jan 'i, 1H'2S and passed from tbln life Deo. 3rd, 1909 being eighty yaara and eleven montba cf age. Early In October while out on the bills gathering plum he waa stricken with a eltftht atroke of paralyida from wbleh he seemed never to have fully ranovred and Inter took cold which aouii developed into piinuinnnla. which In a very few day owing to till advanced years proved a greater tiuriln i than he could hear, tie was married June :iOth 1H.VJ to Mint I'eruiidla Jane tilllesida lo l.Hiia Co. Ori(o. who survives him. To t-hle union were born four children. Mr. J. M. Kmall, of Hutuuier Lake, 1- M liratlalu ot Lakeview, anc' II. A. and I'n-I J of Paisley. Mi. lirattain waa a native of llliiiula hut at an early age came to Van Bui en County, Iowa, where he panned Ma early boyhood iu that then new country. About the time he became of age, like thoonauda of other young men of his time, be was solzed with the spirit of adventure aod a tblrat for the west ern gold (lelda. Accordingly In toe spring of lW), at the age of 21 ha juiuad a train then tilting out In the neighborhood. nd walking tuont If i.ot all the u I a t a no e. driving an ox team, arrived the fnl-. loving fall In the placer fields of Cal ifornia when ha remained till the spring of l.Hfi), wheu he went Into western Oregon, first settling near 1 o r a. Iu Linn county. Hnon however moving to Lane County near Springfield, settling on a farm which he owned at the time of bis death. In I.HOU ho moved Into what la now Klamath County and In I87X thiry six yearn ago ltt September, he moted Into tho Chewauciui Valley and located the (illicit where he lived at the tluiH of hU death. Ha engaged In tint THttlo business, which h fol lowed on the ranges of Lake and Klainnth Counties fur more thau for ty yearn, being actively egaged Iu the business with hie hoiih when the dual MiimuiouH eiune. Mr liruttiiiu whs it pioneer in the full in en n I nix of the term having lived on tl.it frontier all his lite, helping to ri'i'lakm tl:1 wilderuens that otiiera might ('.iiiiiii aud dwell iu peace aud unlet y lie una sherilf of Lane Comity. tM Matt', during the ox citing tlini'H of the civil war, and n unci. film llrnt si. t rills of Luke Co, when III m and KlaiiiHlb were oiih. Iu 1'iirly lite tio took iiiile nil active part in mlitl('h uii.i matters ot an il iichI loiuil n tit u i f. nerving on the hchonl hoard of Litl-eview mid 1'h'h- !(' HMil HMnif tfil lllH fW nclghlors in Imii ling a school house iilthe south end of 'lieiiucitn Valley It wan tlit milv out) between 1'ri.i.iv ille. ('nu ll ciiiiiity on the ninth itml hhiih wlicie near I'iiu' Cluck on tin Hunth. At tllllt tlil.f l.llkl'Vii'W hh not iu cx- i.iteiictt itml tliii( wi'iKonly a lew hull ('.red -' It- :u I. nke County 'Jim (iiftrict us iit'titiiinml tor inc ludud CltHMIIIICItll, S 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' I- i.ltUe Illltt hliVt'l' l.ukit. Mr. liruttiiiu like most piom hth of hiu t iuitt an Kcne I oiih to tliom in ilia tniHt-, never havlui Imcn known to rn I'iiho iinnihtitiict'tt to dint In ih'imI hihI IIih latch rtiinu to hid door evttr huii! on tho oiilHltltt. lie peiliaU ave morn u tility to the Sun I'Iihicihoo eaittiquiiltt untlei-em thun nuy other iiiiiii in I "I!' County, It h m t liii'iun tluit he ever uiatle liny I'll tl i-Hf-: -1 ii tit Chrittl iiinity, or ox lirt'HHcil any, concern nlxiut hin luttire, l ilt linvhig ttet tlttil ull hi.H rtor il.v oli ligiltloiiH, n I ru n M'"l hU Hll'uil'H utt he iIhhIi ml t Iiimii .anil liavini; livtttl to the nilfii'l l.l nte of Hourly HI yearn ami IlKIIIL' iU t'tlll IMIHHl'rt.lioil of nil hin faotill It'H until tiuitu ruonntly ntmiu tttl ri'ielv for thn liint call. Tu'lny he fli-fpa iintleer tho hoiI on tint hill juat aliovit l'aitility, ove. look in th lieautilul Chewauenn Vnllny which 11(1 yeurn nuo hi) lielutlii lintl ntluiii ingly an Id; "1 will dwell herein" KigllHll ON 10 WHO KN I0W HIM WIOLL An exc.buuKeljHiivn two nmu were diuputing over then respective cburcheM. One was a Cbribtlan and ths' other it Presbyterian. Finally one of them called a neighbor who waa panning and bbked his opluiou aa to which waa the beat church to be nave'l. "Well neighbor," be said, "son and J have beeu hauling wheat nearly forty yeara now, there are two roads that lead to the mill. One is tba valley road and tba other lead over tbe bill i and never yet baa be asked we which road I oame, bat be always asks. : tbe wbeat good." BEYOND The Contract, is Now N. C. BOOSTING OREGON Gives Facts and Figures That Carry Weight of Authority Hon. Frank llenon, preaieot Gov aoor of lb Htata of Oregon, baa tbla to aay of out State aod itt producta, w blob la a way oab b deemed an otlioial utterance: There are hundred of thouaanda of auret or tbe world't Hneit farm lands awaiting development la Oregon. Thia land will grow aim oat anv crop the f aimer can auk ft ia the rlcbeat orchard land iu tbe world. And la oh talutle 'at auc.h tin urea tbat Oregon'a faima are among tb moat antlclng in the country to tba bomeeeeker. Ore gon ia ready to weloome any man who will noma within ita houudariea ami develop Iti soil. And the aoll la reatly to welcome bitu aa well, for it U ready i.i yield hi in an indeoeiiilent fortune for the patience and lahor he hentowa upon l cnltl val ion It haa come within my pernouul knowledge that laud purclnteil tor tiO an acre, nr even lens, baa been plantetl to apple and ia worth uow from H.riU) to f2.iHW un ncr. Hut there is juat aa good laud left for apple culture as there ever was Iu Oregon l'lautlng an apple or chard In a pleasure in tbe rich Oie gon landu. The treea make wonderful growth Aud while they are coming on to the bearing and profitable age the farmer Is certain of returns from his land Ly planting tba ordinary Held crops. This Is done almost un iversally throughout our state, and dona wi'b eiiucess. Tbla state has land enough for '20, OOO.UDO people. Her present popula tion la under ',000,000. Oregon is the Urgent contributor of all the .lute to t he fuud or tbe leda-nation avrvice aud baa doue aud la doing great things for those who settle with in her Boundaries. Oiegon produces nearly t'iO, 000,000 worth of dairy products year. She la growing tome of the finest live stock known. Her poultiy products run over $5,000,000 a year. Hbe clips J2.WW.O0U worth of wool an nually. Berries and vegetatenl thrive upou her aoil., ami there la always an BHHiired rainfall autilcieut to her crona. drain ia extensively rained, and la tbe staple crop eaBt of the Cuncnde mnuntaiia. Thin ia not a one croi atate, nr a twenty-crop atate. It raisea crups of every kind. LAFOLLETTE PRO POUNDS QUESTION Insurgent Sends a Perti nent Query to Cannon and Aldrich MADISON. Win.. Dec, 10. "ShHll the will of tho npeclal interewtn con tinue to pievail iu nittional IfLMtation or el. all It he the will of the peoiileV ThlH 1 1 ti t Ht 1 1 hi in asked Speaker Can lion mid Senator Aldrich in toilay'n i-iMiirt of Senator I. a Kolette'a 'eoklv. Declaiiiii; that Aldrich ami ( 'aiinou are the Iiohhch of the national lttwitdu torn, unit that uothinu can !ti done, without their sanction, l.a J'llctte Hiiya : "We need 'Mily to look na far buck an llie tariir eenmon to t-ee what kind if li'Kirilitt inn will receive the approv al of Aldrich. Wo need only to re. 'all Cminon'rt recent HpeechttH in the Middle WeHt to tell where he ntmirln. Any hill which threaten privilege, that, Ih not, frauied on the theory of tlm divine riuth of the dollar to rule, that ia drawn with cure to protect the pntiliu Interest, tiny Biiuh Mil will find n tpilet hut npeedy Inteniieut in the lam- in I ground that nlreatiy holds no ninny of its kind. " YCl'R DINNER COSTS MORE The reanoii why ho many fmnilien throughout the laud went without a ThanknK'l viug Dinner in thun reported in tiie Kantian City Times: ThunkHgiving tnhlti nupplieH c.onaint ing of a ulue pound turkey, plum pudding for four, mincemeat for three plea, celery, parsley, quart of cranberries pound of mixed uuta and three pounds of aweet potatoes were sold iu Chicago ten yeara ago yes terday foi H. 05. Yesterday precisely the name supply oost tl.2'. If this difference ia a little above tbe aver age, it ia still ante to assume that tbe prices of these and similar arti cles have doubled to tbe last ten yeara, Tbe department of commeroe and labor at Washington found . a year ago that tbe looreaHe ia the oost of living lo tea year bad been 49 per cent. "i C. Railway to Lakeview Nugent-Richardson Company Will Begin Work in This Week witnossoa the first deflinite step toward placing Lakeview on the railroad map of tho world. Tho contract for tho grading of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, from Aturas to Lakeview having been signed between that company and the Nugent' Richardson Con struction Company, the latter now engaged In finishing work on their sub-contract on the ir rigation ditches of the O, V. L. Company. The completion of that work, will require about a month when the railroad work will be taken up and rushed to completion with all possible dispatch. This surely is good news, and verifies what Manager Dunaway of the N. O. O. has prom ised as to his intention to broad-gauge that road and at once extend to Lakeview. TEN ACRES MAY BE BIG ENOUGH It Depends on the Man, Where it Is and What Grows on the Land The Examiner has been anked will farms of teu acres or o pav I Well, we are no farmer, but observation leads us to believe tbat eiveu the proper conldtious of soil, climate, products aud suitable markets that email farms will pay Judging from w hat ban beeu accomplished herein the pant iu the way ot fruit products, a 10 a-'re tiact iu apples, or pears will tie sulllcient for the ueeds of any family. But it take' snnie timt to bring au orchard in hearing. Home orchards at four years from planting, this year prodcued a very good crop of apples, of a due size aud ronj appearauco. It takes, how-' ever, from i to 7 yeara to Prinvi an oiehard in beating. In this day of "Hurry aud I jet Kieli Quick" that is n long time to wait. Meanwhile, during time that your orchard is, be ing hrnught Into hearing, cno can euu'iue in othr pursuits. i'OMltry rainiug ould be a pro! i table undertaking. There ia no lack of demand all over th. Went, nod at itrices that seem prohibitive those unite. inainted with the conditions. For instance. in Liikevimv, eugs noe: command lesstlmu !ll cts. a doz en noil in tint of the time will readily fetch ol) to To cents a dozen. Indeed theie have been uone in this maiket tor fouie weeks, not w ithntnuding a strong limau I at almost any price. While so f ir as concerns ehickeus, turkeys, ducks and geese, there nev er Inn tieun any in this market. In view of tho fact that at Petaluma, California, ninny families inakj a good living oil" of tuie-aere. chicken ranches, we are inclined to think, thai with the coming of the rail romls. ami with the whole Northwest for a market, that u 1" acre tract would bo siillicieut for that purpose. Another thlug that pnva wil here, even uutler present, crude and back ward met boils, is dairying. Mutter is never Kss thau ceuts and from tbat up to 40 or more ceuts per pound. It is known that tbe valley produces two crops of superior ipiuilty of alfalfa without irregation. With tho advent of water for the laud by means of the OregonVnlley I. mid Company's irrigation canals there is un telling what, the remit will he applied lo iillftlta. hut un iiuestioiint ly the crop will be largely increased it In stated that in Holland, laud could lo farmed foi dairy ur poses, ou a valuation of &I00 to J 1000 per acre. That's almost us high as the high grade fruit lanos of the most favored sections ot the Went. Oun thuunuutl'dnllars au acre for land raising butter i YesY With tbe proper rotatiou of crops, with the Introduction of tbe beet butter bleeds cf cattle, with proper cure iu making and marketing the product, lauds here onuld pay a fine return ou &M0 to 1400 au aire: tbat ia puttiug it mildly. Aud there would be aa Incessant, clamoious market for every bit of tbe product for tbe butter from tbe blgb priced farms, wbere dairying ia reduced to enough aoleuoe to ' make tbe farms valuable, Is tbe land tbat people who Let for grading the Construction a Mouth know how to raise dairyiug products want, and for wbich they are aniious to pay a big price . Hogs are also sumetbTog that tbe small farmer can glow here with great proSt with daiiylng and alfalfa producitoo. Any auction that can produce a porker weighing 617 pounds, mooing at large, as waa the case recently re portAd In the Examiner, from War ner Valley, la surely adapted to that branch of farming. Potatoes and sugar beets' filsn are sure and profitable crops for small farmers, aud our Fair last fall gave conclusive evide?3 that superior quality of either can be grown here. Potatoes weighing " pounds, from Summer Lake aud 81.2 pounds from Warner Vnllay, is surely going some iu tbe potato line Under such condi tions we would not dare tell tbe yield iu bushels per acre, for fear of beiug cnnsideied a real sucessnr tn Iiaron Munchanseu; especially as tbe price for potatoes rauges from $1.00. to $4 50 per hundred, uccrodiurf to supply iu Lakeview. It is known tbat in Maine. Min nesota, Colorado, Oklahoma. KausH, and other states, wherever potatoes areastaudnrl crop, farmers become rich, and the communities are extrome ly prosperous. Tbe crop iu Aristook county, Maine this year will bring in $12,000,000 aud good homes, pianos aud autoinobiea are much in evidence in that secitou Lauds that produce 400 bushels of potatoes per acre at Oreely Colorado with water right are selling for 400 ler acre aud are considered fully worth the money. Iu view of the foregoing we are in clined to think that even a Ill-acre farm can be made to produce a good living bythose n ho nre willing to work ami kcow how to get the most out of anv pursuit iu wbich they may engage. OREGON LEADS ALL IN WHEAT GROWING Klamath Fall Man Wins First Prize at Omaha Exposition Portlai'tl Telegram, 10 That the ttate of Oregon leads the world us a grower of wheat is shown by the fol lowing dispatch received iu Portland today, by 11. A. Jackson of the tireat Noitlieru railway, '-'You will bo oleasel to know that Thomas Martin, Klamath balls. Or., a on Qrts prize for best s'leaf of lilue Stem wheat at Omilm Com F.xpositiun iu compcte tiou open to the world. Please noti fy Mr. Marti i by wire." signed 8. J. Allison, (ieneral Passenger Agent. Mr. Martin's exhibit was one of a number taken to tbe Cllliuga Dry Fanning Congress to compete for the special przes given by James J. Hill cliairman of the board of directors to the Oreat Northern railway and after being exhibited there was forwarded to Omaha. Mr. Jackson wired Mr. Martiu toay notifying liioi of bis vlotory. It was reported that Representative Hawley said at Cottage Urove that graft In Congress was impossible, whioh oauaea tbe Albany Democrat to classify him aa a bnmorlsi. And a pair ef leather apsots might help sis vision I HAWLEY THE NEW RAILROAD MARVEL His Recent Acquisitions May Mean New Coast to Coast System CHICAGO. Dee. 4. -Tbe spectacu lar career of Edwin liawlej aa a rail road wir-ard is causing world wide commeot acoog local railroad men. - His latest achievement is tbe com bination with B V. Yoakum, tbe di vorce of the Frisco from the Kock is land aod th control of tbe St. Louis and San Francisco as an indepen dent sysUm with its 3.020 miles of Hue extending from Ctiicagoto tbe southwest. Since tbe sale of tbe Col rado Southern to James J. Hill elev en months ago. Air. Hawley and his associates, to which be added only recently B f. Yoakum and B. L. Wincbell, have secured control of a number of independent roads which give him an unt.rnken line reaching from Chicago, Toledo and Oetroit on the Atlantic eeaboaid at New Port News in tbe eait, Le Bean. 8 D., on tba west, Cincinnati, Birmingham, Mempis a several 'Texas points on the south, including Oalveetou aud San Antonio, touching Kanass City, Ol kahoma City and Wichita Falls. These recent purchases include tbe Cesapeake Jc Ohio, Toledo, St. Louis & Western and Chicago & Alton, Mis souri, Kansas Jc Texas, Iowa Central, Chicago, Cincinnati & Louiavile and the Frisco. Of course it does not necessarily follow that Mr. Hawley will dominate in Frisco any more t haa Mr. Yoakum, .but tbe Hnwley luflueoce no doubt will be a great factor. To this list, if we are to in elude tbe sphere of Hawley influence, should be added tbe allied Kansas City, Mexico & Orient, reaching to tbe TampolobaTjpo on the ' west coast of tbe Diaz repiiMic, aod the total CRpJtal under Lij ;:-'..ol, a repre sented by tbe atocks and bonds ouf standing of tbe vzrious roads In his system, amounts to $i 17,966, 000. Tbat Mr. Hawley has his mind set on a coast-to coats system is beyond tbe shadow ot a doubt. Hia recent alliance with the Uock Island inter ests is fraught with great possibili ties. A close traffic, alliance with ! theseliues w ill give bis roads entrance into Oeuvear and so strong an alliance as tbe one he beads need not stop there. In addition, be hs a working agreement with tbe Kausas City, Mexico and Orient, which will soou be operating from Kanass City to Port Tnpolobampa on tbe PacQo coast of Mexico. SEIZES JUNIPER CUT ON U. S. LAND Special Agent Finds 500 butHanley People Had Ruined 1000 BL'KXS, OIU:.. Dec. 4. The tiov eruuieut has t o ken laUO cords of jun iper wood that tho llaruev Stock Company ha I cut on the tioverueut laud near tiit "1"' r.iu )h tor their dredger, at work iu liitizeii Swamo. Last winter tbe company cut ubuut KuO cords of wool tor tae tireder, and the inifet ot it hud been delivered ami used before the lioveruuteut ageut arrived .and took charge of tbe find, but ."0 cords were found at tbe dredger an 1 4")0 cords were fouud iu tbe timber. The wood will be dis posd ul to the highest bidder. Iu this country juniper timber has been looked upon as wortheUs except for josts and Mrewooi', Lut tbe Gov ernment holds that it is timber of value ami worth protecting. The w.dl kuowu uowapaper man Bill Nye now in that happy abode where all go i i editors go. hud trutu well told wlieu he wrote; A hi :iii may use it wart ou ttie buck of bis in ck for a collar button ; ride ou the Inn k coach of a lailruad traiu to save interest ou his money till the conductor gets mound; stop his watch at night to save wear aud tear; leave hin "i" or "t" without a dot cr cross to save iuk: but a man of this tort is a gHutleman aud a scholar compared to the fellow who will take a uewa paper two or three years, when asked to pay for it puts it iu the post otUce aud has it marked "Refused." A stage driver aud bis passengers were found frozen to death in Wyom ing tbe 9th. Two more men were found bo badly frozen in tbe Streets of Du ter, tbat ihey will die. Considering tbe terrible oold in tbe east, aud tbe floods in the Willamette valleys we naturally oonolude Lakeview Is a pretty good pkoe after, all. Tlllalmook stays in tba wet, by a two to one vote. UNO GRABBERS WERE BUSY IN THE COUNTY OFHARNEY Long Ago They Secured The Cream of the Land and Now Block Settlement C. M. Hyskell, baa been writing a aeries of letters descriptive of tbla Great Inland Empire for tbe Port land Journal, which most reeolt la mocn good in calling attention to the merits of tbe land for fature settle ment. In describing a particularly desirable portion of tbe rich and fertile Har ney valley be makes thia startling ad mission, which probably refers to the property of tuoee notorious land grabbers of tbe Pacific Coast, tbe Dntcb Immigrants, Miller aod Lux. Mr.- Hyskell says: But tbe sad fact for you and me Is tbat tbe cream of this vast domain, wbere we. might have bad home steads, lies seggregated In the posses siun of foreign owners, who for yeara have resisted all pressure to bring aoout ita subdivision, and who have evaded all 'government efforts to con struct some of the easiest irrigation projects tdr bringing its lands under irrigation canals at a trifling oost of 425 or f:K) per acre. There are In stances of this foreign corporation having . declined to sell to settlers some ot its non irrigate! lends In Harney valley at even tlOU an acre, and in .Malheur valley, not far from -Vale, similar prices have been re fused on tbe pretext tbat "the grant lands should be neld intact" This surely is a bad condition of affairs,, but is one common to every locality in which that corporation baa been able to put ita everlasting sinra ' on landed property. Its blic'jtug band can toe seen all over California and Nevada, to tbe retardation ot actual, settlement and improvement, for tbe resaon that auoh land is de sired for tbe use of the sheep and cattle of- thee land barons. Mr. Hyskell makes no comment as tn how to dislodge these foreigners or other land grabbers. Bat tbe rem edy is plain: Taxation I When, tbe authorities perform their duties and tax such greedy people up to tbe full value in which they hold land, and make them pay taxes in accordance with such valuation, whether it be timber or agricutural lands, you will see the comorants let go, and not before! That plan redeemed New Zealand, and Australia from tbe land-gtabbere, aud even Merry Old England nas Been tbe need , of such sfeps to rid the country of a tetrible incuhu9, ana tbe war now on betweeu tbe lords and cotmuous is over this very ques tion. The people there want the "unearned increment" ou land, and they are g"iug to get it I It i pretty clear tbat the tlme'ia soon coming when tbe peoule of tbe United States will have to take this matter of wholesale grabbing in band and throttle it fur thd good and well being ot the natiou. OUR WEALTH PER CAPITA S225.52 Oregon Shown to Have Much Money Moment ary Reports WASHINGTON, Deo. i.-Vith to tal resources of 130. ID per capita of poputatiou the bauking institutions of the eastern or middle Atlantic States, lead the country. Tho New New Knglaud States come next with 1X1.00 per capita. The I'acitlc States third with :I47.73 aud the miiJdl western next with il'JO.tU. The far western Suit s p-r capita is Sllti. H.". The southern States have a pee capita of 71.11' Tbe island posses sions ili'i'l per capita. The Paoitlo group is led by Nevada with f'ilj. 7H ; Caifoniin follows w ith 'ISii.40; Washington -2'.t;. 2:1 Oregon 5U: Utah, 187.7 ;i! Idaho. 178.HU: aud Arizoua.lXj 1. Alaska has 107.07; Hawaii. 71. 9; Porto i:ico.11.2l, and the Phillipiues 2,70. The Examiuer will take back all tbe mean things it has said about the Portland Telegram. We are glad to note tbat it is giviug utterance In sympathy with "tbe peepul", as they are aueermgly called by tbe Oregon-, iau iu their fight against trust doml natiou. It is eugaged now in a good work, aod for tbnt ia worthy ot the support aud confidence of tbe people of this slate. i .11 As soon as tbe controversy In tbe northwest la settled tbe railroad oommltta will take op tbe demand mad -by the switchmen ,o Chicago."