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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1912)
HAS THE CIRCULATION-
PRINTS THE NEWi
THE EXAMINER IS THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF LAKBi P0UNTY
LA KK VIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON MAItCH 28, 1912.
ACTIVITY IN RAILROADS
ACCORDING TO REPORTS, LAKE
VIEW TO BE ON RAILROAD MAP
Exchanges Contain Much Enlightenment as
Regards Early Railroad Movements in
This Section of the Country
Sacramento Hee : Keno. Nevada.
March 19. An attorney of the South
ern Pacific Company loft this city yes
terday for Alturaa. (California, where
he will file tor record In the County
Itecurtler'a olliro in that county, deeds
for right of way. franchises and mai
for the route of the Goose Lake South
ern anil Mo'too Northern Railways.
These two proposed linca will be or
tiona of tho Southern Pacific Com
nanv'a nw Oreiron Eastern system.
and it la stated that the work of eon
atrucllnir the tinea will noon commence.
the liooiie Lake southern will com
mence at Lakeview. Oregon and will
run through Goose Lake Vallev. touch
ing New Pine Creek. Davl Creek and
Alturss, and then aouthweHterlv along
the Pitt river to the main line of the
Southern Pacific at Anderson, in
Shaata County. There are alao aurveva
and rights of way for tho Chlno North
ern from a point near Alturaa through
Modoc. Lassen and Tehama countiea
to a points on the main line of the
Southern Pacific at Vina. California.
The Mixtnc Northern road will begin
near Alturaa and run northerly to con
nect with the California Northeusiern
near Klamath Falls. The Southern
FOR CATCHING FISH
Fine Imposed and Case
Wa Appealed To
'Pacific is now building a toad from
Vale. Oregon, southwesterly to connect
with the Goose Lake Southern at Lake
view. The linca will connect with the
Fernlev Northern, on which work In
now about to commence and which will
run from the Central Pacific at Fern
lev. Nevada, to Suaanville and Ills'
Vallev. in Lassen County.
Redoing. Cal.. March 19. An Impor
tant deed was filed thla morning which
transfer all of the holdings, including
franchise and righta of way of the
Gooxe Lke & Southern Railway Com
pany, to the (antral Pacirlo Company
corporation of Utah.
The Goohb Lake & Southern Railway
waa being promoted to extend from
Lakeview. Oregon and Alturaa. Cal..
thruuvh Modoc. Lauaen and Shaata
countiea to a point near Anderson.
Shanta County. Tho lenght of thia line
ia given an 227 miles. A branch line
la designed to leave the main line south
of Alturaa and extend through Lassen.
Plumas and Tehama countiea to Vina,
Tehama county the length of the
branch line being; riven aa 179 miles.
Conies of the deed will be filed in
Modoc. Tehama. Lassen and Plumas
countiea.as well as In Shaata county.
T. 13. Wakefield and family laat
week came over from Warner Lake and
spent a few days in the oitv. M'.
Wakefield has bean induced by hia
many friends to make the race for the
! nomination of County Commissioner on
the Demncrtie ticket at the Aoril pri
mariea. Mr. Wakefield la an old time
resident of Lake county, he beinir one
of the first settlers in the Warner Val
lev. It is just that the eastern part of
the county shojld be represented in the
countv'a affairs and good judgement
has beun shown in the selection of Mr.
Only one commissioner will be elect
ed thin year, present Commissioner F.
E. Anderson holding his office until the
following election. With Mr. Wake-
field 'a announcement, it gives two can
didate in the field he on the democratic
ticket an--! C. A. Rehart on the Rcpnb
Mr. Wakefield returned home with
his family Tuesday.
The matter of testing the present
fish law ia uo to Tom Bernard and Kile
Striolin thoite two well known snorts
nvn having been tsken red handed in
, the act by Wm. LaSatcr. the deputy
fish and same warden for this section
Messrs. Ilernard and Striolin caught
a number of lako trout in Drews creek
, lust week, and it was near the dam
that they wero taken into custody by
Mr. LaSater. They were given a hear
inr. before Recorder Wallace, acting aa
justice of the peace, this week, and he
imposed tine of 125 each. The case
' will be taken before the Cin'uit Court
at tho May term on appeal for a final
Tho contention ia that all ilBhins
seems to be borno out by all author!
ties. Salmon trout being exempt from
the provisions of the closed season, it
is therefore held that it ia not against
the law to fish at any time. The Hsh
- that is generally termed a "salmon
trout" is well known among fishermen
ami it Is also conceded that the lake
trout is not included in that clasa. The
question resolves itself into one of
fact, and whether the intent of the
Legislature will be considered or whe
ther the Court will take the broader
view and Includo all fish hereabouts
wilmon trout cun only bo determined
bv an appeal to the Court of last re
liatohelder & Combe, and ThoH. S.
Farrel represent Messrs. Bernard and
Strlulin. while Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney Venator represents tho proso
O. T. McKondreo Will Pre
pare to Shear Sheep
On Quick Time
J. D. Guerraz Gets Settle
ment for Right Of
The creek water last week was turn
ed in tho emergency pipe, into the city
water supplv.and owing to It being con
taminated. Health Officer Dr. Hall
prohibited tho company from using this
creek water for city purposes. Tho
water has been clear and pure since the
creek was turned out and no lack of
water noticed. The creok. especially at
this time of year contains numerous
germs and Dr. Hall took immediate
atepB to prevent an outbreak ot any con
Central Oregon Development
I-eauuo, Meet liUkcUew, Aug.
a XO-Xl-'JM, 11)12.
O. T. McKendree. who is in the citv
thiti week, hits given out the informa
tion that he will at once begin work on
erecting a public shearing yard on his
property south of tho wool ware house.
Suflicent corrals will be built to ade
auatelv handle a large band of sheep
in a short time Thirty men will be
employed in the Kins and in this wav
a band of sheen can be shorn quickly
and thus avoid holding them in corrals
a great lersth of time.
This will be a move greatly appre
ciated bv the sheeo men aa they can
drive their flocks to the corrals to be
shorn and the wool will be left within
a stones throw of the warehouse. Mr.
McKendree sava he haa had no definite
plans drawn of the yards, tut la able
to begin work at once- on tho idea he
has originally outlined for the pur
pose. Mr. McKendree's experience In
this business is sufllcient to assure the
success of the undertaking as well as
a profitable enterprise to the sheepmen
A. L. Thornton Sunday returned from
J. D. Guerraz, an old time resident
of this vallev. out now living at San
Jose. Cal.. paid Lakeview a visit thla
week. He owns the property north of
the Slash road where the railroad Y is
located and came uo here to get the
matter of right of wav adjusted w'th
the railroad committee. To an Exam
iner reporter, Mr. Guerraz atated that
the damages were settled in a satisfac
tory manner to him. He donated the
right of way acroaa the first fortv.
and the citv paid him for the ground
taken bv the Y. or 17 3-4 acres.
Mr. Guerraz owns lf0 acrea of land
in this body and two years ago he of
fered to sell it for $3000 and received
an offer ot $1500 which was refused.
Two years ago be refused $10,000. for
tho ltJO acres.' He has great faith in
this cpuntrv and thinka in a verv few i
yeara time it will - undergo a decided I
change. He remarked that he was sur-1
prised to see so much land lying idle in
the country and especially on the Westj
Side. He thinks Lakeview will have;
a population of 5000 in a short time or j
when the West Side land is settled un. I
He left for his home yesterday but
said that ho would return thia fkll.
He made no arrangements for the
disposition of his land before leaving
hero, and said when he returns will !
crobablv arrange to segregate the tract
and sell it in small lots. .
Stands On Record
Bend Bulletin: In renlv to a letter
from The Bulletin reaueting a state
ment regarding what he stands for at
the coming election. W. Lair Thomp
son, of Lakeview. csndidste for nom
ination for state senator, states that
his platform chiefly consists of his
legislative record. Mr. Thompsoa
nerved two terms as chief clerk of the
house of representative, and one term
a member of thst body. His letter,
in pert Is as follows:
"Had I a platform it would consist
principally of a statement of a deter
mination to work in harmony with
other legislators from Central Oregon
in a united effort to secure Legislation
for our section of the State. 1 have
some verv definite Ideas regarding the
duty of the state to install and main
tain demonstration farma both in the
dry farming districts and under private
and public irrigation projects in pro
ttion of the settler and homeseeker who
is now coming to Oregon"
DIG REDUCTION IN
, RATES JYEXPRESS
Reasonable Rate on Fruit
An Vegetables Soon
PROMOTE BEET CULTURE
FALLON SUGAR FACTORY WANTS
LAKE COUNTY TERRITORY
To Complete Canal
G. W. Rice, chief engineer of the O.
V. L. Co.. and J. F. Hanson this week
left for Kansas City on business in
connection with the completion of the
local Irrigation project. Thev were
summoned bv telegraph, and it ia ex
pected that satisfactory arrangements
will be made for the earlv resumption
of work. It is understood that Mr.
Hanson is anxious to get his big outfit
at work, and in response to his reauest
for a definte statement as to whether
the South Drews canai waa to be built
this vear he was instructed to meet
the head otiiclals at the Kansas City
A marked reduction in express rates
to Lakeview was effected by A. L.
Thornton, agent for the Wells-Fargo
company, on his recent visit to San
Francisco. It will be appreciated by
mall shippers as well as larger ones.
for while the minimum rate is not
changed, vet a much larger package
can be shipped under the minimum
rate now than under the old rate.
The old rate from San Francisco was
$9.50 per Lund red pounds, while the
new rata is'uut $6.50: from Chicago.
was $18. now $14.50: from Kansas
Citv. was $16. now $12.50: from New
York, was $20. now $16: from Port
land, was $12. now $9.50. A still lower
rate on fruit, vegetables and the like
will shortly be out into effect, that
rate being $4.25 per one hundred pound
from California points. under the
latter rate a very great saving will be
made on small packages of lemon?,
limes, etc., as it will permit of about
8 pounds weight being brought in un
der the minimum charge of 35 cents.
where as under the old rate the cost
would te about 60 cents.
The reduction will hava a marked
effect on the price of earlv vegetables,
inasmuch as the old rate made such
shipments almost prohibitive except
during tho holidavs or for special occasions.
Will Furnish Seed For Five Acres at Fifteen
Cents a Pound and Will Give $3.75 a
Ton For Beets, F.O.B. Lakeview
The Commercial Club ia in receipt
of a letter from Fred Hinze manager
of the Nevada Sugar Company, asking
that body to take uo the matter of rais
ing sugar beets in this vallev for ex
perimental purposes. This company
which has its factory located at Fallon.
Nevada, has made arrangements tor "a
large acreage of beets to be sown in
tho Honev Lake Vallev and are anxious
to extend their territory into Lake
A rate haa been secured over the
N.-C.-O. railway of $1.75 per ton to
Reno from Lakeview and $2.50 per ton
Irona here to the factory in Fallon.
The company agrees to pav $3.75 per
ton for beets f.o.b. Lakeview. It re
ouires 15 pounds of beet seed to the
acre and the company will furnish seed
for five aores at 15 cents per pound,
the cost of the seed to be deducted
wben the beets are delivered at the
A contract which would bold the
company to the above agreement, was
enclosed to be signed providing the
matter ia taken uo here. It would seem
that thia plan ia an excellent oppor
tunity fcr the people of this section to
experiment upon this product at prac-
MOISTURE IS DOWN
TO A GOOD DEPTH
Excavation About Six Feet
Deep and no Dry Dirt
ticallv no cost, and with the possibility
of netting a good profit on the venture
providing sugar beets can be success
fully grown in this vallev.
It is atated that local conditions com
pare favorably with other aectiona
where beets produce enormous crops.
At La Grande In Union county. 50000
tons of sugar beets were grown in 1910
with an increase of 10.000 last year.
The crop there averaged 21 tone per
acre with an analysis of 15.72 augar
or 84 per cent pore.
Improve Opera House
C. U. Snider Tuesday returned from
San Francisco where be haa been pur
chasing scenery and supplies for his
new opera bouse. During bis stay be
visited several of the leading play
bouses in the Bay City aud secured a
number of new ideas which be will
adoot in the fitting ot his place of
amusement. Among them is the en
largement of the facing of the stage
which will be of marked effect. Every
thing will be up to date and the house
will te a credit to Lakeview and one
that will meet all requirements for
sometime .to come.
Letters Sent Farmers
Secretary of the Commercial Club
Dr. Everett last week mailed letters
to 113 farmers in the valley to acertain
their views in regard to establishing a
creamery in this section. The Examiner
last week published the offer made bv
Mr. Canfleld of ABhland and the letters
were written in an endeavor to get the
farmers to take up the matter at the
earliest possible date.
Thev will confer a great favor if thev
will answer the inquiries at once and
l thus enable the Secretary to inform
Mr. Canfield of the prospects of such
an industry, at this place.
So far no dry dirt has been encoun
tered in the excavation of the Hervford
block and in one place a depth of about
six feet bas been reached. This cir
cumstance is an indication of the
amount of moisture that has fallen this
season. Owing to differences in the
character of soils, there is probably
plaoes in the vallev where the mois
ture bas not gone down this deota but
it is auite safe to say that a sufficient
amount baa been conserved to insure
this years' crops.
The recent storm has placed con
siderable snow in the mountains and
that water will be steadily led to the
vallev through the various oreek beds,
and mav be utilized for irrigation pur
poses for those who depend upon this
source of moisture. Conditions have
been favorable for grain that baa been
sown this season and with the oresent
indications of spring it would seem that
crop prospects lor this year could not
Atout twentvth-five passengers ar
rived in Lakeview on 'luesdav'B train.
MUCH TALK ABOUT
HIGH GRADE MINES
While Away Sheriff Snider
Learns That We Have
AS LAKE COUNTY IS SEEN BY THE OUTSIDER
Reno Gazette Publishes Flattering Article of Business Men's Recent Trip to That City and
Says Reno is Eager for Cioser Associations With Lakeview and Territory
The Keno Gazetto in an issue of last
week, published the following in an
editoral column under the heading of
'Lakeview The Opportunity Region.
The Lakeview people who paid Keno
a visit bv special train were missionar
ies of Rn advanced order. They came
neither to preach nor pray, but to fur
ther the cause of good fellowship.
Thev impressed upon the.mindsof the
Reno people that thev came from a
mighty fine country, one that grows up
on what it produces, but. Incidentally.
one also that might accept change of
diet occasionally and would feel inclin
ed to stock its pantry from Reno, send
ing certain of its own products in ex-
Of course, the Western Pacific makes
it possible, even simple, to acquire
trade relationship with Sacramento but
Reno is preferable if the business peo
ple of this city show the proper atti
tude. Owing to a reecent holding by the in
terstate commerce commission which
will ever after be held illogical and
unreasonable by whomever here have
taken the trouble to investigate the
matter, this citv is handicapped and
the prefereone given to the California
This does not mean however, that it
is not profitable to trade with Lake
view, even through the N.-C.-O. did
win its rate catse.
On live local concern, the Riverside
Mill Company, avers that it is profit
able, even under a handicap, and the
wav that it is scattering sacks of flour,
ginger snaps and soda crackers through
out the northern country is evidence
that there Is opportunity for other busi
ness firms of this city.
Lakeview has a verv friendly feeling
toward Reno. It wishes to keen it
ud. Tho Gazette would wager, if the
law permitted, that each and all of the
Lakeview papers will repuLlibh thia
article and add comment, favorable
comment, respecting this citv.
Tho delegation, which came primari
ly to be initiated Into a fraternal society
took three days for the ceremony, evi-!
deucing that it had another purpose.
Thia purpose waa to mix with Reno
people to the extent that thev oould
call each other by their front names.
This visit has accomplished a large
amount of good. It has opened the
eyes of a lot of somnolent people to the
fact that Reno's commercial progress
depends upon cementing firm trade re
lationship with tributary territory. The
great undeveloped empire on the north
ia the best and biggest region opened
to the Keno jobber, wholesaler or manu
facturer. If he takes advantage of the
opportunity now offered he may fore
stall Sacramento and San Francisco in
their obvious efforts to make conquest
of the territory.
That High Grade Camp, locally
known as the Hoag mines, is to be the
mecca ot a large number of mining men
during the early Soring and Summer
is now an assured fact.
Not for five years bas there been a
mining excitement or stampede, and as
consequence all eves are turned on
the new camp. Sheriff W. B. Snider,
who bas just returned from a visit to
San Francisco. Oakland and other Cal
ifornia cities, states that during bis
absence he was constantly beseiged by
people anxious to secure information
concerning the camp. He stated to an
Examiner representative that he learn
ed more about the camp and New Pine
Creek during hia absence than he ever
knew before. He met many miners
who announced thier intention of go
ing into the district this year and pros
pecting, while others are ready to buy
anything and everything in sight.
From Denver west miners everywhere
are counting on visiting the camp this
season, and from Denver alone it is said;
there will be not less than 1000 miners
who will be on tne ground as soon as
An excursion from Denver to the
mines is announced for April 15. and it
is expected that at least 200 mining
men will be aboard tbe train. -There is
a big influx of mining men at New
Pine Creek already, and every day sees
the number largely increased. Ex
perienced mining men say that the
rush will eaual that of Nevada during
the palmy davs of Gold field and Tono-pah.
People Still Coming:
Henry Wendt, the New Pine Creek
booster was a business visitor in this
city Monday. He savs the State line
town is booming and conditions are
looking favorable for a bright future.
Several mining men are now in the
town awaiting to visit the mines as
soon as the snow recedes. Mr. Wendt
says an effort is being made to keep
the people from making the trip now
aa it will be impossible to get on tbe
ground in the mountains for some time
yet. owing to tho depth of tbe snow.
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