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VOL. XXX II
LAKKVIKW, LAKE COUNTY, 0KK00N, MAY 11, 1911.
THE EXAMINER IS THE OFFICIAL RARER OF LAKE COUNTY
t-C-0. CONTRACT LET
"On to Lakeview" Slogan of General
Manager Dun away
THE ROAD TO BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR
of Roadbed and Remainder to Be Awarded as
Soon as Engineers Complete Survey
The roil road situation during the
I Mint week has assumed a most roseate
Iiue. and If General Manager Dunaway,
of th N.-C.-O., la not mistaken that
road will le running regulur trairta in
to Lakeview bv Novemlter 1. And what
in more to the point la the fact that
during the pant week Su-rlntendcnt
of Construction Ilanaon Irna let con
tracts for the Immediate contruelion
of 1H miles of roadbed, the north end
of which will Iks in the vicinity of
Willow Ranch, aome 25 miles south of
IjihI Thuraday evening Genera!
Manager Dunaway and Assistant
Traffic Manager O'Neal arrived in
Laketlew and were ahown the different
possible terminal fucilitie and also
driven alout town In autoa. They ex
presned themselves as greatly surpris
d and highly pleaned with the situa
tloii. On their return to Keno Mr.
Dunaway made a statement to the
Journal which follows:
"The acquisition of 1100.000 terminal
LAND BOARD HAS
Trip To This Section Will
Bo About the First
of J une
The contemplated trip of the state
tnd it desert land bounds through Cen
tral Oregon for the purpose of inspect
ing the Carey act and other Irrigation
projects hns been postponed from May
J 5th to about June 1st. The party,
including Governor West, State Treas
urer Kay, Secretary of State Olcott,
Attorney General Crawford and State
Engineer West, will come from Salem
to Lakeview, and from here will pro
ceed in a northerly direction through
La Tine and Bend, taking passage for
homo ov the Oregon Trunk at Mad
ras. State Engineer John H. Lewis has
returned from Washington, where he
has been in attendance upon the con
ference of state engineers, Bnd where
he went to muke provision for complet
ing topographical maps In ro-oeration
with the federal government, for which
money was appropriated by the last
FOR ENSUING YEAR
Lakeview Will Be Second
to None In Good
At a meeting of the School Board
yesterday afternoon Prof. BurgesB
was again employed as principal and
ho will be assisted during the ensuing
year by the following corps of teach
ers : Misses Pearl . Hall, BeBsie Bur
gess, Gertrude Vernon, Gwendolyn
Corbett, Hazel Horn, Mabel Snelling
and Mrs. Chas. Rice.
The new High School building will
no doubt be ready for occupancy at the
beginning of the school year, and with
the above efficient crops of teuchers
Lakeview will have school facilities
second to no other interior town of
B W. P. Curtis, of the Valley Falls
section, appeared here on business dur
ing the week.
Lets Contract for 18 Miles
facilities at lakeview, Ore. the de
cision to puah the road through to
Lakeview a quickly a possible ; the
placing of orders for additional freight
equipment; and preparations to build
a new town at Davis Creek in the
lower end of Goone Lake Valley suh.
in short, la the result of a trip through
the Northern country of General Mana
ger Ihinaway and Assistant Traffic
MsnHger O'Neal, who returned laat
night after a ten days' journey of in
sertion. "The trip was made for the purpoae
of planning future count ruction work
and estimating the extra tonnage to be
secured thereby. That the trip was high
I ly satisfactory ia evidenced by the pre
parations made for the immediate re
sumption of work on the line t nortward
and the order issued to the construc
tion department to crowd this work
with all vigor.
"To a reporter of the Journal, Mr.
Dunaway fully confirmed all the above
Continued mi I'nge Kli'ht
FOR WEST SIDE
Service to Be Extended
to Point Ranch This
The West Side is shortly to have
telephone communication witn the rest
of the world. Manager Caupcy of the
local system haa informed ar Examin
er representative that a line,' is to be
built during the coming summer as far
as the Point ranch. It will be of first
cluss construction throughout, being a
double metallic line of four wires and
accomodating between 40 and 50 phones.
Work will lie commenced on it in the
near future. The line will follow the
new road leading across the valley
from a point some two miles south of
Valley Falls Items
W. II. Simmons, of this place, went
to Lakeview a few days ago on bus!
C. S. Stone, who has a homesteud
here, is buBily engaged in hauling out
his personal goods from Lakeview pre
paratory to settling on his claim.
An automobile paused through here
recently bound for Lakeview from
Burns. The run between the two points
was made in about 13 hours including
stops for meals.
Mr. Neill, of Washington, having
heard of our valley over in the Grants
Pbbs country decided to come over and
"see." He was very much taken with
what he saw and will locate here.
Now that spring has set in and the
roadH have dried up so that automo
biles can travel them, the scorchers are
passing our way with great regularity,
this being the ideal route for .points
The carpenters arrived last Monday
to erect the saloon at this point for
McNab & Halliman. The work is
progressing speedily and the building
will be completed and ready for busi
ness in a very few days now.
Reports from t'.ie Weather Station at
this point for the month of April show
as follows: Total precipitation, 1.09
Inches, as follows ; .28 on the 6th,
.04 on 6th, .30 on' 10th. .86 on 27th.
trace on 4th. 18th, 22d and 29th ; clear
days 6, cloudy 15, partly cloudy 9 j di
rection of wind, southerly.
Clapp's First Trip
Klamath Herald: W. L. Ctapp of
the Lakeview auto stage line, had
strenuous time of it trying to make his
first trip to Lakeview. He started out
Monday morning with several passen
gers, and made good time untill he
reached the Mount View or Smith
ranch, ten miles beyond Dairy, when
his troubles began. Crossing the
divide into the Sprgue river valley,
the roads became heavy in places, but
he reached Bly without any serious
difficulty. From that point on east
ward, as he expressed it, "it was
h 11," through the Devils Garden, and
a few miles further on he was compell
ed to stop, and turned over his 'passen
gers to a man with a wagon, who took
them to Lakeview. There the snow
was atill in plenty, and the mud. in
places made locomotion almost im
possible. He returned to town Wednes
G. H. Aldridge came up from New
Pine Creek Tuesday on a business visit.
He is supervisor of his road district
and reports the highways in fairly
good condition. With one of the big
scrapers he could make considerable
PIONEER OF LAKE
Brief Description of Life
History of P. G.
P. G. Chrisman died at his home in
Bsker City on April 24. 1911. of pneu
monia, after an illness of four days.
Mr. Chrisman was born in Missouri in
1841. and would have been 70 years old
had he lived until the 18th day of June.
He crossed the plains with his father's
family when in his teens, driving an
ox team, which he always took pleasure
in telling his friends about. His father
settled in the Willamette Valley where
he lived until 1847.
Mr. Chrisman was united in marriage
in 1863 to Nancy Porter. The children
born from this union were F. M. Chris
man, of Silver Lake, Mrs. F. L. Moore,
of Baker City. Rhoda A. Chrisman.
deceased 18G9, and Wiley A. Chrisman,
In 1847 he moved to Lake county
where he engaged in the stock business
until 1884. after which, he with friends
organized the Lakeview Bank, the first
in the county, of which he was presi
dent for 11 years, when the bank was
d if solved by mutual consent, without a
creditor or stockholder having lost a
cent from the management.
Besides his wife, son and daughter,
Mr. Chrisman is survived by four
brothers. C. F., W. P. and S. W.
Chrisman, of Cottage Grove, and G. R.
Chrisman, of Los Angeles, California.
The deceased was a faithful member
of the Baptist Church and was always
a kind and indulgent husband and
father. His demise will be mourned by
a large circle of friends. '
The funeral services were held at the
residence in Baker City on Wednesday,
April 26, 1911, at 2:30 p. m., and the
remains laid to rest in the Masonic
cemetery in that city. Silver Lake
Mrs. Lee Beall and .Mrs. E. Brattain
entertained at the home of the latter
on Saturday afternoon. May 6. During
the afternoon sjx tables of "500" were
played, after which dainty refresh
ment a were served.
Those present were Mesdames Mc
Kendree, Thornton, Snirk, Snelling,
Cressler, Norin, Sherlock, C. Seager,
L. Seager, Mushen, Clark, Stone,
Bailey. Cobb, Dewey, E. Ahlstrom,
Faulkner, J. S. Lane, Umbach, Sharps,
Schminck, O'Neil, G. W. Johnson,
Watson, Harrow, and the Misses Pearl
Hall, Laura Snelling, Christina and
E.O. Slecke, of the Forestry Depart
mentjj of the Oregon Agricultural
College, has just been appointed Assis
tant dtate Forester, and will help or
ganize the fire protectionjin every coun
ty of the state so as to minimize the
losses suffered annually through this
cause, lie will complete his instruc
tional work of the year at the college
before going to Salem, where his head
quarters are to be.
W. H. Shirk and S. O. Cressler went
to Alturas yesterday on a business trip.
New Press for Examiner
In order to handle the greatly In
ereaned business In the Examiner's job
department, an order was recently
placed for an additional press which
was shipped from San Francisco last
Saturday. The machine is equipped
with all modern improvements and will
permit of turning out work much more
rapidly than under existing'conditions.
During the past week numerous jobs
have been turned away, owing to the
rush of work, but when the new press
is received it is hoped that all work
offered can be handled expeditiously.
With the new press the Examiner
will be able to handle a class of work
that has heretofore Wen sent to the
larger cities. This is especially true
of half-tone work and the large cir
culars and the like used in boosting the
country. The press will probably be
In operation within two weeks.
Postmaster Ahlstrom is now counting
the pieces of mail passing through the
Lakeview postoffice in accordance with
the plan inaugurated by Postmaster
General Hitchcock to determine the
actual cost of handling the different
classes of mail.
Careful Botanical Exam
ination of This Region
To Be Made
Word 'has been received from the
chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry,
Washington, D. C, that an especially
careful study of the poisoning of sheep
on the Fremont National Forest will be
made in June, and it is intended that
the botanist, Mr. Eggleston. will be
present to make a careful botanical
examination of the region in which
sheep have often been poisoned and
died. Dr. Marsh, or some other mem
ber of the Bureau of Animal Industry,
will be present during the time that
sheep are' liable to be poisoned.
This investigation was brought about
through the efforts of the Fremont
Service .last year, when Dr. Tidestrom
made the preliminary examination of
AH stockmen, especially sheepmen,
interested in this matter are requested
to report to the Supervisor of the
Fremont National Forest immediately
any poisoning of stock that may come
to their knowledge.
It is hoped that this matter will be
given careful consideration by interest
ed parties in order that sheep poisoning
in this country may be definitely deter
mined and steps taken to secure its
Paisley Press Items
The pump and pipe to be used in the
Anna River irrigation project are now
at Alturas and President Jackson as
sures us that inside of 30 days the
pump will be throwing a stream of
three thousand inches of water.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jetmore accom
panied by the Hon. S. A. Jetnore came
in from the desert on Tuesday. J. H.
Jetmore is quvte sick and will remain
in town for some time. Dr. A. A.
Witham is attending him and expects
soon to see marked improvement.
Wednesday evening at the home of
Mr. S. Banister, Ted Banister and
Miss Delia Bevel were united in
marriage. Rev. F. L. Young officiating.
The groom is a aon of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Banister, old residents of Paisley, and
one of our prominent young men. The
bride is one of Paisley's most prom
inent and accomplished young ladies
and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Bevel. The happy couple were the re
cipients of many beautiful and useful
presents. The Press joins in exending
congratulations and best wishes.
John Flynn. the local Jbusiness man,
has purchased from Moss and Priday
their reservoir site and 160 acres of
land, located five miles south of Plush
on the Adel road. Mr. Flynn owns a
large tract of land adjoining his recent
purchase, and Intends to irrigate the
entire tract from the reservoir. The
necessary water will be obtained from
C. B. Crisler. a Drominent Klamath
ITnlla KiiainAna man la fiftAmlinar fSr-
cuit Court as a witness in the Carroll
CIRCUIT COURT MEETS
Judge Benson Again on Bench After
Intermission of Two Years -
CARROLL CASE FROM
Orand Jury Chosen and Is Investigating Numerous
Alleged Violations of Law Much Longer
Term Than Usual Anticipated
After an intermission of two yearn.
Judge Henry L. Benson aaging conven
ed Circuit Court in Lake County last
Monday morning. During the interium
Judge Noland filled the position, hav
ing been appointed to succeed Judge
Benson when the latter resigned two
years since. The latter' many friends
were pleased to see him presiding in
bis old accustomed place, and numerous
were the congratulations he received.
Probably the most interesting case of
the term, so far as the general public
is concerned, is that of J. D. Carroll,
who is charged with larceny by bailee
and brought here on a change of venue
from Klamath County. A large num
ber of witnesses have been summoned
and the case will be stubbornly . fought
by both sides. It was set for Monday,
but on account of the absence of the
prosecuting attorney, it was not called
until yesterday morning.
The jury that will determine Mr.
Carroll's guilt or innocense is compos
ed of C. D. Hardisty, Joseph Reed,
Promotion of Locator of
Carl Stradley has been promoted to
the position of chief engineer of the
Oregon Short line to succeed Wm. Ash
ton. This is another sign of railroad
building, as Mr. Stradley has more
practical knowledge of the line from
Vale to the Cascade mountains than
any other man in the company.
Meets Boyhood Friends
Klamath Chronicle: Mrs. J. M.
Jones, of Paisley, and daugter. Mrs.
Warner Snider, of Lakeview, are in
town on their way home from a five
months sojourn in southern California.
The ladies will leave here this morning
for Lakeview. Mrs. Snider is the wife 1
of Sheriff Snider of Lake County. Mrs.
Jones is an aunt of Chester Avery of
this city, and a member of one of the
oldest and best known pioneer families
of Benton county, the Averys. Marys
river and Marys peak, famous land
marks in Benton, both are named after
Mrs. Jones' mother, who died but a
few weeks ago. M,rs. Jones has lived j
in the Chewaucan country since 1875,
where she was interested with her
brothers, George and Pun Avery, for
a number of years in cattle raising,
and where her husband is now follow
ing the same business. George Johnson,
the popular cashier of the Lake County
bank at Lakeview is a son of Mrs.
The editor of the Chronicle enjoyed
a pleasant visit with Mrs. Jones yester
day afternoon, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Avery. It had been 35 years
since last they met, and, of course it
was hard for Mrs. Jones to remember
in the editor the red headed, freckled
faced, barefoot boy of 85 years ago,
but the acquaintance of long ago was
soon revived with memories that in
the mind's eye seemed but yesterday.
The following applications for lands
in Lake county were filed at the Gov
ernment land office for the week ending
May 6, 1911 :
William H. Clark, Seo. 4, 27-13.
Elmer C. Graves, See. 4, 30-17.
Kittie E. Currier, Sec. 25, 30-17.
Grace L. Oatman, Sees. 23, 26, 27-13.
KLAMATH ON TRIAL
John Arzner, J. F. May field, Geo.
Jammerthal. Wm. Vincent. Jr., James
McDermott, R. A. Hawkins, George
Hahner. D. F. Amick, J. W. Harvey
and J. W. Mikel.
The state is repersented by District
Attorney Kuykendal! and L. F. Conn
while C. M. O'Neil and W. Lair
Thompson are conducting the defense.
Yesterday atfernoon the state com
menced submitting testimony, and it is
not expected that the case will go te
the jury before the end of the week.
The grand jury is composed of VT.
G. Spencer, B. F. Cloud, Chas. Nelson,
Martin Lauritzen. M. S. Barnes, Lee
Emerson and X. Arzner. R. A. Paxtoa
was appointed bailiff. It is reported
that a number of alleged violations of
the law are to be investigated and that
several true bills are likely to be re
turned. A number of civil actions were con
sidered during Monday and Tuesday,
several of them being settled and dis
missed. ROAD WORK NOV
IN FULL SWING
Supervisors of Districts
The work of improving the highways
of Lake County is now under way, at
least so far as the road districts adjoin
ing Lakeview are concerned. During
the past ten days considerable work
has been done on the road leading
south, while the same is in true of the
Slash. Work on the road leading nortk
was commenced this week, and so
long as the appropriation holds out
work will be continued.
The road across Slash is now in most
excellent shape, and is said to be bet
ter than ever before. There is much
work to be done ou the road leading
south, especially iin the way of reduc
ing and wideningjgrades and eliminat
ing the curve at Eagle Point. Consider
able work will be necessary at the lat
ter place, as ithas been considered one
of the most dangerous places for auto
in this entire section, owing to the ab
ruptness of the curve.
The widening of the grades and road
generally will permit of autos and
teams passing each other without
annoyance to either, which in the past
has occasionally caused more or less ill
feeling, to say the least.
Plants Will Be Fur
N. P. Jensen, of the electric com-
pany, intends putting in a day service
in the very near future for the pur-,
pose of furnishing power to parties
desiring it. For the paist year or so
many persons have wanted such ser
vice, but not until the present has Mr.
Jensen received encouragement suffi
cient to warrant him in incurring the
expense of supplying the power. While
a definite conclusion has not as yet
been reached, yet it is almost certain
that the service will be established
within the next couple of months.