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LAKKVIKW, LAKK COUNTY, .OKKf.ON, MAY 4, 1911.
THE EXAMINER IS THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF LAKE COUNTY
Getting Read' to Commence Work
On Dry Creek Project
IRRIGATES 7500 ACRES OF FARM LANDS
Water Will Be In Ditches of Plrst Unit This Pall
nodern Sawmill Plant Will Also Be In
stalled By Company at Parly Date
The Wheeler Irrigation Company,1
with a fully paid up capital Block of
$2T,000, will Hhorty commence work on
iU Dry-Crook project. When complet
ed it will have sulneient water for the
Irrigation of 7500 acres, but the supply
for tha season of 1912 will Irrigate but
l."u' acre. The distributing rcserviur
will be located at the mouth of Dry
Creik, from which place two main
canal will be built, uno to the utli"
far a tho point ranch and tho other
leading r.i.rtli to the Carriker plait.
J. L. Wheeler, Jr,. in chief engineer
of tho company, and to an Examiner
representative, Tuesday outlined hi
plans. The dintrihuting reaervoir when
completed will be approximately 150
feet wide at it banc and 35 feet In
height, but for the present it will I
built but 125 feet wide and 20 feet high.
Thin dam will bo completed 'this year,
to that the farmer who are to be sup
plied with water can be assured before
seeding time thut they will have water
for the next growing tcauon. The
second dam will be located some five
or fix mile up the Creek, and it will
haw about double the capacity of the
firnt. Work on it will commence next
Hpring and the work flninhed ho that it
will supply water for tho neaon of
l'Jlil. The two reservoirs will then hold
auflioient water for approximately 3500
acre. The capacity of tho two reser
voirs will afterward Ins increased ac
cording to the demand for water until
the maximum of 7500 ucrcs is reached.
The plan of the company is to even
tually turn over the project to the land
owners themselves, making the pay
menu in ten installments. Already a
sulticient numlx-r of application have
DOCKET FOR MAY
Cases to Be Heard By
Judge H. L. Benson
Judge Benson has been busy this
week getting the docket in readiness
for next week. He and the attorneys
are! fixing the time for hearing the
several rimes, while several demurrers
nave also'hcun argued. The first case
to be heard will be that of the State
vs. J. D. Carrocll, charged with larceny
by bailee which has been transferred
from Klamath County. It has been
set for 10 o'cloekiMonday, and a large
number of witnesses have been sub
poenaed by both sides. The (docket Jia
as follows :
State of Oregon vs. James Clifford,
Indictment for rape; D. V. Kuykendall,
hist. Atty., for plaintiff.
State of Oregon vs. Pat Murphy,
Indictment for selling liquor to a min
or; I). V. Kuykendall, Cist. Atty., for,
A. M. Baxter vs. Wm. Humes, toj
recover money ; J. H. Lane for plain-1
Tho Warner Valley Mercantile Co.,
a corporation, vs. John Walker, action
for money; L. F. Conn for plainti.T.
, E. H. Smith vs. W. M. Credit, uctlon
for money; L. F, Conn for plaintiff.
John Uadovleh vs. Louis Bogdon,
accounting; J. M. Batchuldor,for plain
tiff, Thoa. S, Farrell for defendant.
The RoHonfold Smith Co., a corpor
ation, vs. F. M. Chrisman. action for
money ; Goo. W. Caldwell for plaintiff.
Bert Ragan vs. Joel McCulloch, to
recover money; W. Lair Thompson for
W. J. Verliug vs. J. M. Messner, to
recover money ; J. M. Batchulder for
been received to take all the water
that can be supplied next year, -and
there la no doubt but that Ihe demand
will alwaya exceed the supply, inas
much a there i much more land
covered by the main ditchea than can
There la to be no gueawork regard
ing the completion of tho work at iU
different atnge. as Mr. Wheeler states
that water is to be in the ditches the
Fall lie fore the season in which it is to
lie nupplied. The irrigating seaaon will
bo from April 1 to October 1 of each
year, and the amount of water to be
fumihed is one acre-foot, which Mr.
Wheeler deems sufficient. Should a
water uer desire more the rate will of
course lie projxirtionately greater.
In addition to the irrigation project
the company will also engage in lum
bering, and to that end expecta to in
stall mill and dry kiln this year. Mr.
Wheeler will shortly leave for Portland
where ho expect to purchao a com
plete plant. The company owns about
10.000,000 feet of timber In the vicinity
of Dry Crock, and )h options on other
holdings as well. However, it is pos
siblc that they will not be able to get
the mill in this year, but if such proves
the rase it will bo only a delay of a
year. On Mr. Wheeler's return from
Portland he will lie able to state defi
nitely hh to when the mill will be put
While the project i not a large one,
as thing are considered in theHu days,
yet it means much in the way of de
velopment for Goomo Lake Valley.
Results ?erured by the farmers under
it will do much toward a further 1
velopment throughout this valley.
Robert Riity v. Warner Stock Com
pany. Warner Valley Stock Company vs.
Minnice Calwdelll, possession of real
property; E. B. Watson, for plaintiff.
J. M. Uatchelder for defendant.
L. G. Thomas, et al vs. E. C. Thrus-
ton, injunction ; W. Lair Thompson for
plaintiff, L. F. Conn, for defendant.
Ilig Four Development Co. vs. David
O'Neil, injunction ; J. D. Venator for
Francies E. Hampton, aa executor of
the last will and testament of A. I.
Hampton, deccased.'et al., vs. C. W.
Withers, C. L. Withers, and A. A.
Witham, injunction ; W. J. Moore for
plaintiff, L. F. Conn for defendants.
MnniuB Buchanan vs. Mary A.
Buchanan, divorce ; L. E. Latourette
Joseph H. Elliott vs. J. II. Greene,
M. L. Lewis and J. T. Anderson, for
ownership of property ; J. D. Venator
and W. Lair Thompson for plaintiff.
Ulysses G. Venator vs. Margaret M.
Venator, divorce ; W. Lair Thompson
School District No. 24 vs. School
District No. 14. mandamus; W. Lair
Thompson, for palintiff, Thos. Drake
Charley Johnson, et al., vs. P. II.
Murdoch, et ux.. to quiet title; Tyson
Klnsell for plaintiff.
State of Oregon vs. Warner Stock
Co., Transferred to Circuit Court of
Marlon County, Or.
S. II. Riley va. Oreg n Valley Land
Co., a corporation, damages; Uatchel
der and Combs for plaintiff, W, Lair
Thompson for defendant.
Warner Valley Stock Company vs.
J. L. Morrow and W. H. Cooper;
Coovert and Stapleton for plaintiff, A.
M. Crawford and E. B. Wat8on for
Warner Valley Stock ', Company va.
Robert Baty; Coovert and Stapleton
for plaintiff, A. M. Crawford and E.
B. Watson for defendant.
State of Oregon vs. R. II. Jackson,
Indictment for refusing to pay over
public money; D. V. Kuykendall, Dist.
Atty., for plaintiff, W. Lair Thompson
State of Oregon vs, J. L. Cliff, in
dictment for larceny; D.V. Kuykendall
Dist. Atty., for plaintiff, W. Lair
Thompson for defendant.
State of Oregon vs. Peter Escallicr,
contempt; D.V. Kuykendall. for plain
tiff. Mariua Vallet vs. Steve Young,
traaeript of Judgment from Justice
Court; W, Lair Thompson for plaintiff.
The Warner Valley Mercantile Com
pany, a corporation, va. Stephen W.
Young and Emma J. Young, action for
money; L. F. Conn for plaintiff.
International Harvester Company of
America, a corportaion va. F.M. Chris-
man, action for money ; Cole and Cole
J. L. Naylor vs. Mary Emmons and
Fred Emmons, action for money;
Batchelder and Combs for plaintiff.
Peter SaVardoy vs. C. E. Hoy, to
recover money; L. F. Conn for plain
tiff, Batchelder and Combs for defend
ant. H. B. Stephens vs. C. E. Hoy, to
recover money; Batchelder and Combs
J. B. Winntanley vs. I. L. Hale, to
recover money ; S. S. Humphrey for
plaintiff L, F. Conn for defendant.
A. M. Baxter vs. Wm. Humes, to
recover money ; J. H. Lane for plain
tiff. E. W. Follett vs. Margaret M. Fol
lett. divorce ; W. Lair Thompson for
Gus Schlag-1 vs. Gladys A. Schlagel,
Divorce ; Batchelder and Combs for
E. M. McCulley vs,
to recover money ;
M. E. Musgrave,
Combs for plaintiff.
Mrs.. O. F. North vs. Geo. C. North.
Marcia North, Agnes J. Lee and Louise
Lee, to foreclose mortage; E. L.
Elliott for plaintiff.
Lester I. Hampton, by A. M. Smith,
his guardian vs. Frances E. Howell,
G. C. Howell aud Bank of Lakeview,
petition for sale of real property;
Thos. S. Farrell for plaintiff.
S. B. Chandler vs. David Jones and
W. A. Wilshire, damages; W. Lair
Thompson for plaintiff.
S. B. Chandler vs. Dan Jones, dam
ages ; W. Lair Thompson for plaintiff.
State of Oregon vs. John D. Carroll,
indictment for larceny by bailee; D.
V. Kykendall, Dist. Atty., for plaintiff
C. M. O'Neil for defendant.
Lakeview Mercantile Co. vs. Neil
Jensen, to recover mony ; L. F. Conn
Continued on I'agi1 Elht
HILL CUP SHOULD
DE WONBY LAKE
Trophy Is Well Worth
Trying For By Our
Now, what is the matter with Lake
county securing the $1000 cup offered
by J as. J. Hill for the best 100 pounds
of wheat raised during 1911 ill the
United States? Different sections of
Eastern Oregon will compete for the
prize, and it is not at all improbable
that with proper effort Lake county
could walk off with the much coveted
cup. It surely is well-worth trying
fur, and if successful the fact would be
heralded throughout the press of the
entire world. The Examiner suggests
that every farmer, in Lake county,
raising wheat this year should keep
this fact in view.
The land show at which the prize is
to be awarded is to be held in New
York in November, and an account of
the show and trophy appears elsewhere
in this issue of the Examiner.
The publio School entertainment Fri
day evening was much more of a suc
cess than was generally anticipated,
and was not only a credit to the teach
ers and pupila alike, but to Lakeview
as well. Not only did the pupila show
careful training, but the work of quite
a number of them equalled that of pro
fessionals. The singing and recita
tions were especially good, while the
drills and the Old Village Skewl were
highly entertaining. The violin solo of
Lorena Bailey was a pleasing surprise,
and greatly appreciated by all. ,
There waa a very largo attendance,
and the net amount realized was $106.00,
which will go into the library fund.
New Pine Creek Items
There were several out of town peo
ple in town last Sunday night. A large
crowd attended the services at the
Baptist Church and also the Moving
Picture Theater. The films run last
Sunday were exceptionally fine.
Some very interesting services were
held at the Baptist Church Friday.
Saturday ami Sunday night. The
following Preachers jj' were I present :
Elder J. H. Mil burn, of: Union City,
Tenn., Rev. J. W. Reynolds, of Silver
Lake, A. F. Simmons, of Lake City,
Rev. II. Smith, of Lakeview, and Rev.
L. E. Henderson, of New Pine Creek.
J. W. Gibbina, who started for Hood
River as a delegate to M. W. A. State
Camp got only as far as Lakeview. He
accepted a position at T. E. Bernard's
Ivan Hammersley, who has been on
the sick list, is up and around again.
Dola Vincent is on the sick list.
H. Cottrell'a new Edison Moving
Picture Machine was tried out at the
Wendt Moving Picture Theatre and
proved to lie a first class machine. It
throws a good steady picture. The
only draw back at Paisley will be on
account of not having electric power
there. Mr. Cottrell will have to use
oxygen gas until the new electric plant
can be put in, which we hear wil 1 soon
lie done. Mr. Cottrell will open his
Moving Picture Theatre next Saturday
night, MHy 6.
Oranges and Bananas at the Candy
The order waa placed Tuesday with
the Fandango Lumber Company for
the new store building which Mr.
Boone, of Lakeview, is to erect here
in the near future.
The New Pine Creek Meat Market is
to be conducted this summer by Guy
and B. B. Mc'Kune. McKune Bros,
will undoubtedly give general satis
faction. BornApril 28, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Kirk patrirk, of Willow Ranch, Cal., a
A farewell dance will be given in
honor of Miss Mabel Patterson at the
Opera House on Saturday night. May
13. Miss Patterson starts for her
home in Illinois on Mayl4.
The Oregon aide school closes Fri
day, May 12. after a successful term
of eight months in charge of- Miss
Mabel Patterson and Miss Louise Bos-
Harry Rader, of Willow Ranch, who
has been ill the last week, is now im
proving. Continued on Vaae Five
Los Angeles Capitalists
More Than Pleased
Alturas Plaindealer : Sunday even
ing 26 gentlemen arrived in Alturas by
special train from Los Angeles. They
are interested in the Surprise Valley
irrigation project and came here to
look over the proposition. Among the
number were N. J. Barlow, president
of the company, L. C. Haynes, Tim
Spellacy, and many others prominent
in financial circles of the city of Los
They were met here by Geo. H.
Ayers and Mr. Fox, the former promo
ter of the project and the latter chief
engineer for the company, and were
escorted on board of Lamb's automo
biles to Bidwell. There they were
entertained by a sumptuous banquet
by the Surprise Valley Chamber of
Commerce. The next day they were
driven to Cowhead lake, the reservior
site, and then down the west side ' of
the lake, over the land to be reclaimed.
Just what the party thinks of the pro
position may be inferred from the fact
that fourteen of the party located on
land on their return here. Asked what
he thought of the proposition, Mr. Bar
low replied, 'splendid.' The company
has authorized the expenditure of
$400,000. Their business is to sell
water. Land owners will be charged
at the rate of $1.75 for 1.5 acre feet
for the first two years and $-'1.60 for
the next nine years, after which a
perpetual water right will have been
All question of doubt as to the suc
cess of the project has been set aside
by the visit of these gentlemen, many
Cattle of Lake and Klamath Coun
ties Placed Under Inspection
Dipping Vats Are Being Installed at Silver Lake
and Work of Freeing Cattle of Disease
Will Be Commenced Next Week
The great hullabaloo about the cat-week they wilI commence dipping their
tie of Lake and Klamath counties being cattle in a sulphur and lime mixture.
Infected with scab and thereby causing j Huge vata are being constructed near
them to be quarantined is likely to . Silver Lake, fand some idea, of their
dwindle down to a small story when j magnitude, may be had when it is
the exact fact become known. While known that each animal has to remain
it is no doubt trte that some of the the mixture two minutes and that
cattle from the Chewaucan north are ', expected to dip from 500 to 800
thus infected, yet the disease is by no j nead daily.
means general throughout the counties j The condition of the cattle and the
mentioned. And furthermore decisive delay in getting lumber for the vats
action has already been taken to eradi- ! combined made it impossible to dip the
cate the pest, and probably ere long ! cattle earlier, but now they will be
the quarantino'will be a thing of the ' taken from the spring ranges, dipped
past. I and then driven to the Summer
From all that can be learned it ap-! range in the Fremont Forest. On their
pears that the disease was brought return in the Fall any cattle showing
here two years ago by a shipment of . sitf"8 ot scab will be again dipped, and
bulls for the ZX Company. It is ; y nia means it is expected to auiolt
thought the disease waa contracted , ly eradicatejthe disease,
through shipment in infected cars, aa The work of dipping the cattle will
the stock was given a clean bill of be in charge of J. E. McCoul. who had
health by the California authorities. 1 much experience in that line in $he
It first made its appearance among; the ! Dakotas a few years since.
ZX cattle during the winter of 1909-10. ! Following is the quarantine notice
but was of such mild form that it
attracted but little attention and no
one who saw it was able to diagnose
the disease. This last winter it de
veloped in much a more aggravated
form, several cattle having died from
I the effects of it and when the authori -
ties were called they at once pro
nounced it scab.
Immediate steps were taken to pre
vent .its further spread, but Rowing to
the severe winter and late spring it
was simply impossible on account of
lack of feed to hold the exposed cattle,
and consequently they went on the
public range. However, preparations
were immediately made by the ZX peo
ple to combat the disease, and next
of whom can write their wealth with
But the successs of the project is
due to the untiring and persistent
efforts of Mr. Ayres, who promoted
the project and to Miss Daisy Smith
who assisted in the financial success at
the incipiency of the project In the
face of discouragement and we might
say ridicule, they clung to the project
and now have the proud satisfaction of
seeing the success in the near future.
If it is true that he who makes two
blades of grass grow where but one
grew before, is a publio benefactor,
what shall be said of those who turn a
barren desert into blooming orchards,
gardens and smiling farms?
The benefits Surprise Valley will re
ceive are beyond computation and the
additional wealth must be reckoned by
the millions. In fact, all of Modoo
county will share in these untold bene
fits. Natron Cutoff
The homeseekers en route from Cal
ifornia to Central Oregon, via Klamath
Falls, report the Southern Pacific's
camps on the Klamath Falls-Natron
cutoff headed toward Crescent, have
reached Cow Creek or Big Springs, 45
miles south of here. Work in the
Williamson river canyon is progressing
rapidly, since the line has laid steel
over the Sprague river to the canyon,
and it is the expectation of the con
tractors that the grading will be finish
ed for the cut off before anow flioa
next winter. News of the activity of
Southern Pacific agents purchasing
right of way from Vale westward,
with ultimate destination at Crescent,
has reached the latter plaoe, and it is
believed the company proposes to hook
up with its Klamath Falls-Natron line,
as soon as possible. The extension ' of
the Deschutes line from Redmond to
Crescent will then give the Southern
Pacific, 'ines north and south and east
and west through the state. '
BANDS ARE INFECTED
, Issued by the Governor:
LIVE STOCK QUARANTINE
Prohibiting the removaljof any and
all cattle in Lake and Klamath Coun
ties, Oregon, from one locality to an
other until after proper inspection and
1 permission granted.
Effective May 1st, 1911.
Whereas, it is provided by Section
5654 of Lord's Oregon Laws that when
ever the Governor of this state has
reason to beileve that any contagious,
infectious or communicable disease of
animals exists in any locality of this
State he may issue a proclamation
placing such portion of the State under
Quarantine and forbididng the removal
Continued on Page Ele'ht
OUT IN KLAMATH
Decision of Local Land
Office Upheld By
Several decisions from the Commis
sioner of the General Land Office rela
tive to rights of entry was received
yesterday by the local land office. The
cases are from Klamath County where-,
in lands were opened to settlement last
July and to entry 30 days later. Home
steaders made settlement on the lands
but when the same were open to entry
a number of persons presented filings
under the timber and stone act. The
local land officials fixed a time and
place for a hearing between the inter
ested parties, and after considering
the testimony decided in favor of the
homesteaders. Their decision is held
by the Commissioner, but it is pre
sumed the cases will be taken up to the
Secretary of the Interior. Among the
cases are those" of Olive J. Carlton,
Robert B. Perkins, Paul Bogardur
Robert L. Fulkerson and Louis L.
Stein, homestead claimants, against
Kathleen Garrison, R. H. Dunbar, W.
P. Johnson and Sarah H. Gown, tim
ber and atone claimants, the former
gaining the decision.
Payseur Appoints Agent.
J. J. Payseur, manager of the John;
Briles Orchard Lands at Davis Creek,
w as in Lakeview this week. He ap
pointed Mrs. Anna M. Neilon sales
agent for the lands, and she will have
the exclusive handling of the business
Mr. Payseur states that but 40 tracts
hav thus far been placed on the marj
ket, and these are Driced at from $150
per acre upwards.
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