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REACHES THE PEOPLE
LAKKVIKW, LAKK COUNTY, 0HK0ON, AtJOIJST 17, 1911.
THE EXAMINER IS THE OFFICIAL PAPER Oh V AKE COUNTY
AT DAVIS CREEK
Low Round Trip Rate
From Reno Will At
tract Dig: Crowd
The first railroad excursion fo Goose
Cake Valley will take place next
Saturday when the N.-C-O. will run a
ferial train from Reno to Davla Creek
on account of the celebration of the
railroad completion to the latter point.
The evert marka the dawn of a new
era for Goose Lake Valley, and the
people of Davis Creek are preparing to
make It long remembered by every one
Various forma of entertainment will
be provided, not the leant of which
will be addressca by prominent men.
while ramaiiea and automobile! will
be on hand to show excursionists the
varioua points of interest. All the
surrounding towna are to take part and
delegations from Alturaa. Surprise
Valley. New Tine Creek and Lakeview
will be in attendance.
The Reno paprra are boosting the
excursion, and the Journal lust Satur
day contained the following:
Davis Creek la the principal town
and distributing point of the lower
Goose Lake valley. Here la located the
famoua fruit orchards of John Brile
whose product nave invariably carried
off the blue ribbon In cverv county
fair and fruit show where they nave
A good opportunity la presented to
vlaitora to view ihe poaaibilitiea of the
valley at the present time. While
CiitiiiiiuiHl i m pnge 4
DOINGS IN IIOAO
Much Activity In All Lines
New Road to
(J. A. S. in Surprise Valley Record.)
The laboratory and businesxs oflices
of the Consolidated are now completed.
These buildings add both style and
convenience to our little nolony.
The regular monthly retorting was
done Thursday. A nice little gold brick
was the result.
Mr. Guoyt. an expert mining man.
Is looking over the district. Mr. Guoyt
is interested with I. K. Cutter in the
Gcneriil Manager Stone came up with
the pay checks Saturday, gladening
the hearts of his employees to the ex
tent of about twenty-eight hundred
Major Kingsley Is at Lakeview for
repairs to a lame back, having sprain
ed it badly while performing his duties
as timbcrman on the Mountain View.
Dick Mason "spent a few days of
business and plcnsure at 1'ine Creek
this eek. While there he closed a
conduct with Dan Funk for supplying
the Consolidated Co. with lresh fruit,
vegetables, dairy and poultry produce.
Ho also made arrangements for the
tranpsortution of the new hoisting en
gine and uir drilling machine from the
railroad camp via Pine Creek.
The pack animalH are making reg
ular trips to Pine Creek for supplies.
Foreman Sam Farmer reports
the new road will be in condition for
vehicles in a very few days.
A Narrow Escape
While en route to Klnmath a 'tew
days since Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sher
lock, of Alturaa, came nearj meeting
with what might have been a serious
accident. They were crowbing a bridge
when a piece of a broken plunk was
struck Lv one of the wheels of their
auto, causing it to flv up and strike
the gasoline tank. In. some manner
it lecume wedged in the machine and
brought It to a quick halt. With the
Bnnibtaiice of persona In a , passing auto
Hie plank was removed, Jand while the
machine wub somewhat damaged yet
iTwai able to continue the trip to
Klamath Falls, where the necessary re
pairs were made.
lU.I tiie niui hine been traveling at a
much higher rate of speed the accident
would no doubt proven serious.
New Road to Surprise
Supervisor 1'arman and W. II. Me
Cormick lent week Investigated a
route for the road from Ccdsrvifle to
Surprise, the new ttatlon on the N.-C.-O.
railroad, aava the SurpriKe Re
cord. This atution has been erected for
the convenience of SurpriKe Valley
people and a depot and warehouse one
hundred feet square has been erected
for the tranaactiim of business and
atoratre of freight.
Mcaara. Perman and McCormlck
viewed both routea to Surprise, one
by 8. M. William' place and the other
down what la called the "hog back."
The latter waa praclicaly decided up
on aa being the bent and neareat route,
and as It "is already a county road it
will doubllena be the one choen. It
will require aome work to put It In
good rondititon and when that ia done
Cedarvillo will be within seventeen
mile of the railroad.
REVIVAL NOW DUE
IN TIMBER LANDS
Well Known Cruiser Says
Demand Will Soon
Klamath Chronicle: Thomas li.
Shannan. who has just returned from
a cruising trip on the headwaters of
Sprague River and in tome parta of
Lake county, declares it is his belief
that within a very thort time this
country in lo we one of the greatest
timber activities it ever experienced.
He ssvs much evidence of a big tim
ber ruth ia now in sight and that pur
chasers for tig timber are already ar
riving and looking over the big tim
ber belts of the country to size up the
situation. He believes thst within the
next three months this present interest
in timber lands will have developed in
to considerable of a !oom all over the
country and that lively times are due
to follow the slight aepreassion that
has characterized timber changes for
the past few months.
Mr. Shannan has followed the cruis
ing business fur the pant thirty years
and is either personally accquainted
with all of the big timber dealers, or
knowa them through having had com
munication with them through corres
pondence and can give pretty close
guess at the feeling among those from
Michir an or the Pacific coast.
Z "You can just say. if you care to.
that Tom Shannan said that between
now and the end of the year there will
be some of the biggest timber deals
handled in this district that has ever
been known in the history of the
country." said the cruiser. Mr. Shan
nan declares that he has the timber
situation sized up right and the people
here will see that his prophecy proves
true before they hardly realized it.
Several large buyers have had their
men out In the timber over the country
for ,aome time getting estimates and
sizing the situation up and it looks
pretty much as though he is right to
REAL ESTATE MEN
Representatives of Bier
1 Philadelphia Concern
Tour Central Oregon
A party of prominent realestate men
arrived in Lakeview Monday evening
on a tour of Central Oregon. Included
in the party were Geo. M. Bailey,
president of the Northwest Townsite
Co.. of Philadelphia. Pa. ; Rexford A.
Harrower, chief engineer, and Hugh
K. Gilmour and Robert C. Orr, assist
ant enigneers of the company; Jesse
Holmon. of Portland, state agent, and
C. S. Hobson. agent for the company
at Madras. The party had previously
visited Ontario, Vale. Burns and Pais
ley and were en route to Klamath,
Crater Lake, Bend. Redmond and
They purchased property in nearly
every place visited. The company owns
$400,000 worth of property in North
Dakota, Montana. Oregon. Wyoming.
Wahhlngton, Idaho and South Dakota;
and are conducting a general real
W. Drtnktl Offers Free Site, Railroad Favors
Center nd Pine, and Others Favor the
Location at Foot of Center
Conflicting: Interests, Are Unable To
And again it can be stated that there
is no rhanre In the local railroad situa
tion, so far aa actuel results are con
cerned. However, matters are reach
ing a crisis and it fa confidently ex
pected thst a conclusion aa to the
location of depot grounds will be
reached within 36 hours.
Chief F.ngineer Oliver today will
consult with the committee, when it
Is expected thst the matter will be
finally disposed of.
The situation as to depot grounds is
tiuite complicated, there being three
possible locations, one at the foot of
Center street, another on the ame
street at its Intersection with Pine and
a third in the Drenkel addition. While
to the Examiner any one of the three
would be satisfactory, yet a feeling
exists among the adherents of each
that promises to result . harmfully to
the town. It is understood that the
railroad company object i to the foot
of Center street because it bi too low.
The cost of the site at Center and Pine
ttreeta Is considered prohibitive, while
the location In Drenkel's addition ia
Unsatisfactory to many thev are of the
opinion that it would have a tendency
to change the location of the business
renter of town.
, Mr. Drenkel this week offered free
of all rost ten acres of land for depot
Leo Hasel Purchases New
Machinery and Will
Soon Start Up
Leo Hasel. the well known boot and
shoe maker, has decided to engage in
the manufacture of boots and shoes on
a lane scale, and to that end has pur
chased numerous pieces of machinery.
His latest investment is a loose nailing
machine, and it should arrive in a day
or so. When it is in position Mr Hasel
will be able not only to make boots j
and shoes on a commercial scale but
will also make boots or shoes from
measurement and complete them with
in 24 hours or less after receiving the
order. He will also be able to repair
your footwear while vou wait. and. as
Leo savs, he ia "going in for the whole
The plant will be in full operation
next week, and Mr. Hasel expects to
soon have on hand a very complete
stock. He will devote his time to mak
ing only the heavier grades of boot
and shoes, and he will maintain the
same high grade of work for which he
has become noted.
An Old-time Injury
T. F. Calderwood waa over from
Adel this week on a business trip and
incidentally to receive treatment for
an accident that happened him when a
boy but 8 years of age. When a
youngster he shot himself in the hand,
the bullet remaining embedded in the
wounded member. Not until a month
ago. aome SO years after the accident
occurred, did it' cause him any incon
venience, but since that time it has
been causing him more or less pain,
and hia physician states that the bullet
is now working out and will probably
make its appearance in a few days.
Death of Mrs. Snuffer
Mrs. B. O. Snuffer, well known in
Lakeview where she spent the winter
of 1908-09, died very suddenly of heart
trouble a short time since at Artena.
New Mexico. Her remains were buried
in the family plot at Bowie, Texas,
Besides her husband she leaves a son
James, and other relatives to mourn
SITE AS YET
grounds and right of wav purposes, it
being ihe same land for which he aome
time ago offered at $200 per acre.
Should that site be chosen it would
necessitate the location of the depot
south of Cogswell street, some four or
five blocks from the Center and Pine
street location. The railroad company
favors the latter location, and it is
this muddle that ia expected will be
It ia understood that the railroad
company Iibs modified its plans, so that
Pine street can be used for its track
and but 10 lots will be necessary for
depot and warehouse purposes. Should
that aite be chosen then the right of
way through Mr. DrcnkePa property
bobs up. and should Mr. Drenkel'a aite
be selected then the right of way
through J. N. Watson's property is to
be considered. 53S
Should the foot of Center street be
selected the railroad company would
have to abandon the grade already con
structed through the O. V. L. addition,
and the situation certainly appears to
be of difficult solution.
However, the railroad people seem
to be doing all thev can to harmonize
the differences, and it is possible that
when Mr. Oliver again consults with
the committee that a site will be
determined at once.
WILL W BEGIN
Swamps Are Said To Be
The occasional flights of geese over
the suburbs of town make the average
sportsman long for the open season
when he can unlimberbia gun and hike
out for the swamps to enjoy the day.
Geese, ducks and ail sorts of water
fowl are reported unusually plentiful
this year, as the birds were not dis-
turbed last Spring w hen seeking
Inc.-plaees. and as a consequence there
are many more young birds than usual.
The shooting season opens two weeks
from tomorrow, and the swamps will
no dobut be alive with hunters for the
following few days.
However, it is said that many ducks
have already been slaughtered, and the
writer has reason to believe the report,
inasmuch as he has seen evidence along
that line in the wav of ducks wings
right here in town.
Gail Cleland Weds
Gail Cleland. a nephew of Mrs.
Roxie Cleland. of this place, was mar
ried recently to Miss Gladys Moore at
Berkeley, Cat. Mr. Cleland is well
known here, having spent his boyhood
days in Lakeview, The bride is a
niece of Mrs. Daniel Cronemiller. also
of Lakeview. Mr. Cleland haa just
been appointed head of the English de-
nurtmanl at tka TVthnlrll Imnirifil ITnl.
versityat Sapporo. Japan, and with
his bride is now on his way to that
Two hundred invitations were issued
f, h. u,AAn in Trlnitv Chnrrh
at which Rev. C. B. Dalton officiated.
M. E. Church Picnic
The Methodist Sunday School will
hold a picnic In the McKee timber
culture on the Sherlock ranch. Tues
day. August 22. The start will be
made from the Methodist Church at 8
a. m. Conveyances will be provided
for those that need them. An invita
tion to attend is extended to all.
Those attending are requested to pro
vide their own lurch. The Sunday
School will serve lemonade and ice
i.y. Schmitz. who pur. sed 160
acres of land on Thomas Creek from
L. Vanderoool. waa a pleasant caller
at the Examiner office Tuesday. He
formerly resided in St Joseph, Mo.,
and will shortly return to that place
for the winter. Mr. SchmiU ia well
pleased with his purchase, and now has
actual knowledge as to what can be
produced in Goose Lake valley. Me ia
confident that winter wheat will do
well here, and he now haa wheat that
was sown last spring as high aa his
head. There ia a patch of timothy on
an adjoining place that will produce
not less than two and a half tons to the
acre, and all sorts of farm produce
will yield accordingly. Mr. Schmitx
arrived here the last of March, and
hence is familiar with weather condi
tions and the climate generally, and
therefore has no hesitancy in express
ing his firm belief that thia valley baa
wonderful agricultural possibilities.
FAVORS MULE DEER
RESERVE IN LAKE
Game Supervisor Lewis
In this Part of District
L. Alva Lewis. State Game Super
visor for Klamath. Lake and Harney
Counliex. has been in Lakeview during
the past week on official business. He
expects to appoint two deputy game
wardens for Lake county and ia mak
ing arrangements for a strict enforce
ment of the law. "It ia rumored that
ducks are being slaughtered in differ
ent parta of the county, despite the
fact that the closed season does not
end until August 31. and Mr. Lewis
proposes to put a stop to it.
The fact that the mule tail deer will
soon become extinct, unless a stop is
put to their ruthless slaughter during
the winter, is self evident, and Mr.
Lewis is of theooinion that the easiest
way to save them ia to establish
Rational Game reserves, one to be lo
cated in the Fort Rock country and
the other in the lava beds around Tule
Cake. Conditions are not so bad in
the latter section of late, but it ia re
ported on good authority that the
slaughter of deer during the winter
months in the northern part of the
county is something fierce. Hunters
from Portland are said to go there
yearly and kill large numbers, and
while perhaps their action doe not
meet the approval of the settlers yet
at the same time they do not care to
swear out complaints for the arrest of
the guilty parties. Mr. Lewis is of the
opinion that by creating the game re
serve and then having it thoroughly
patrolled during the winter months the
wanton slaughter will be prevented.
During the summer the deer are
fully able to take care of themselves,
which fact can be attested by more
than one person right here in Lake
view. HIGH PRICES PAID
EOR BEEF CATTLE
Most Any Old Cow Brings
$40, While Steers are
Prices for beef cattle are certainly
soaring, and where the consumer is
to "get off at" is much of a conun
drum. Buyers are offering 7Jo for
1 cows and 9c for steers, which is the
hest price ever paid in this section,
An """V cow will bring something
over HO. while a steer is worth some-
hinuUke 1WW, 8m8H
bunches have been sold, yet Geo.
Swanston. of Sacramento, was the first
recently purchased some 600 or 700
bead from W. T. Cressler. of Cedar
ville, and this week be bought about
1100 head from the 7T Company. De
livery is now being made, and Mr.
Swanston will take the cattle to the
California market at once.
" J. B. Auten, Chas. H. Combes and
F. Fetsch are bak from their hunting
trip in the vicinity of Summer Lake.
In some unaccountable manner they
succeeded in bagging a couple of bucks,
or at leas became possessed of them.
TO DAVIS CREEK
Mails Carried By Auto Be
tween Alturas and the
Trains over the N.-C-O. are now
arriving and departing regularly at
Davia Creek station, the new service
having been inaugurated Tuesday.
Arrangements have been made- for
earriyng the mails between Alturaa and .
Davia Creek by auto pending the es-
tablisnroent of the train service by the
Post Office Department between the
two stations. The auto will leava
Alturaa at 6 o'clock in tne morning- -and
reach Davis Creek in time for the
stage to leave that station at about 8
'clock. The mails arrive in Lakeview
between 3 and 4 o'clock, some four
hours earlier than under the former
The Consolidated Stage Co. will also,
operate auto daily, the fare to Davia .
Creek being 16 as against $4 by stage.
There will be no reduction in the price
of stage freight, the rate being 2 cento .
per pound between Davis Creek and
No announcement as to freight rates,
between Alturaa and Davis Creek has .
aa vet been made public by the rail
road company, although it ia expected '
that they will be in a few days. A car-,
load of augar for Lakeview reached ,
the latter place Tuesday night.
Wells Fargo & Co. have already es-.
tablisned an express office at Davis.
Creek, and as soon aa the mails, are
carried to that point everything will be
distributed from that point the same
aa waa the case at Alturaa.
Will Not Permit N.-C.-O
to Carry Mails to
And now comes the Department ana
in reply to Postmaster Ahlstrom's re-,
quest for a change of time in the
arrival and departure of mails to con
nect with trains at Davis Creek, states,
that no change will be oermitted pend--ing
establishment of mail service oix
the N.-C-.O. between Alturas arid
Davis Creek. In other words the De
partment requires the Consolidated.
Stage Company to receive the mails at
Alturaa at 6 o'clock each morning, theik
parallel the railroad to Davis Creek,
a distance of some 25 miles, at which
place the train which carried the mailt
to Alturas had arrived some 12 hours,
previously, and then on to Lakeview..
That certainly io going some, but in
asmuch aa it required nearly two
months and a half to get the mailt
routed over the Oregon Trunk through,
to Bend, instead of going around by
Vale and Burns by stage, it would.
seem thst we have no kick coming at
Probably before the roads become
bad from the Fall rains the change will
have been made.
Peaches In Market
The first home-crown peaches to appeal-
in the local market were received
by J. P. Duckworth on Mon
day, thev having been raised on the-.
Taylor ranch at New Pine Creek.
It is needless to add that they found
ready sale inasmuch as they were of '
good size and anpearance. while the '
quality was unexcelled. The early
crop waa small, but the late crop is
much larger, although it will not be,
ripe for several weeks.
Stine Buys Ranch
H. J. Stine. formerly of the Madt
Creek station, thia week purchased. EL
EL Bond's ranch north of Plush. tb-:
consideration being near to $4000-.. Tb
ranch consists of 160 acres of patented
land and a desert claim of 80 acree..
making a total of 240 acres. There is
a small orchard on the plaeo. which is .
jut coming into bearing, besides a fine
garden and fairly good improvements.
Mr, Bond mav decide to locate in
Lakeview. a'ttinnrh he has not dertni-.
tely determines on a location aa vet.
Miss Hazel Hereford, of Lodi.
is visiting in Lakeview. .