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THE EXAMINER JS THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF LAKtl COUNTY
LAKEVIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 16, 1913.
HAY BRI18BIG PRICE
VENATOR HAY WILL BE SHIPPED
TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sommers & Company Offer $27 and $28 a
Ton for Choice Goose Lake Valley Pro
duct, F.O.B. LakeviewFreight
Is Seven Dollars a Ton
That which gives Indication! of the
dawn of a new and prolttable enter
prise for the Gooh Lake Valley la evi
denced in a deal recently culminated by
J. D. Venator, for the aale of 200 torn
of hay to Sommers & Company, of ban
Mr. Venator haa been negotiating for
aome months in an endeavor to open a
market for the hay en the Venator
ranch wax well an other taliable hay in
the vallry, and was rewarded for hia
efforts by receiving a telegram advis
ing him of the company's acceptance
and instructing him to make shipment
January 2(1. Iwo balers are now work
ing getting the hay ready for shipment
at that time.
While he did not commit himself to
the exact price received for ttie hay
Mr. Venator atated that the company
waa ottering f'27 and $28 per ton for
choice hay K. (). H. Lakeview, which
price will net about S20 after aboard
the cars, tho tarif being 17 per ton to
Sommers & Company atated that the
hay must be free fr m clover, vetch
and alfalfa. Mr. Venator advised tliem
Workman and Decree of
Honor Hold Pleasing1
On Thursday evening last the mem
bers of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen und the Degree of Honor
held joint Installation in the Masonio
Hall, followed by a dunce and mid
night supper in the banquet room of
It is estimated that about 90 people
were present on the occasion, and it is
Needless to stutc that they all thor
oughly enjoyed the program of enter
tainmeiit und ate heartily of the good
ies prepared for them by the Indies.
Among thoHe present were many invit
ed guests, who remained with the
members until about 2 A.M., when the
dance broke up. Music was furnished
by C. C. Gott, Chatles Wallace and
Mrs. J ohio Harvey.
The membera of the A. O. IJ. W. in
stalled were John Arzner, Past Maxtor,
E. D. Everett, Master: K. K. Vander
vort. Foreman; C. Langslet, Overseer:
W. Gunther, Financier; D. F. Uren
nan, Recorder: A. Bieber, Receiver;
X. Arzner, Guide: Joe Arzner, Inside
Watch; G. Arzner. Outer Watch. A.
Bieber was In charge of the Installn
tion ceremonies, assisted ly Win, Gun
ther. The Degree of Honor members in
stalled consisted of Mrs. Joseph Arz
ner, Fast Chief; Miss Laura snider,
Chief of Honor: Mrs. John Arzner,
Lady of Honor: Mrs. U. Brennan,
Chief of Ceremonies; Mrs. F. E. Har
ris, Rec. Financier: Mrs, X. Arzner,
Usher; Mrs. William McCulluy, Inner
Watch - William Arzner, Outer Watch.
Mrs. John Arzner acted as Grand Ush
er, while tho tnata laltion ot the officers
waa taken care of by Mrs. F. E. Harris.
Here To, Brother
The recent cold snap cuused the local
power plunt to run only night time,
thereby compelling ua to bitch our
lineotype to a gas engine. And we
want to say rishtliere that the thund
ers of a gas engine all day long gives
one a tired feeing, especially if he is
trying to iiondense a bit of news.
The Examiner likewise agrees and
sympathizes with you, neighbor.
that his hay waa free of vetch and
alfalfa but that it continued aome little
clover, which apparently did not affect
its sale. He eaiimatea that there are
about 500 cara of bay ot similar ouality
in the valley now that could be aold in
the aame manner.
At this price it ia safe to figure a net
price of S15 per ton for hay, after all
expensea of baling and shipping are
deducted. Such a market price should
be sufficient inducement to encourage
farmers and hay growera in this vici
nity to cuhivate their land and sow it
to timothy, instead of producing the
wild hay, for which there ia no profit
able market. Sommers & Co. are large
bay dealers and could likely handle all
the hay produced in this section.
Mr. Venator states that two tons of
timothy hay to the acre are grown on
their ranch, with water, which at the
above price means a net producing
amount of $30 per acre. When one
stops to realize the enormous acreage
of land in this valley, with irrigation
uvuiluble, tbut ia now growing wild
hay. und which would te mude to pro
duce, timothy buy, the revenue thu. can
be figured is amazing.
EXHIBIT IS MADE
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Samples of Pupils' Work
Is Displayed for
The school exhibit in the sewing
room of tho hitfh school building that
was opened to the publio lust Friday
and Saturday whs well worth betni;
seen by all. The walla and tables were
covered with the work ot the various
On entering tho room the first
grade's exhibit of handwork was Brut
semi. It consisted of uaiier Poxes.
baskets, and other useful and orna
mental articles. The tree hand cut
ting by the little tots was good, and
full of interest. The paintings and
drawings surprised all visitors.
Second grade: 1'uBsing on one
came to this grade's free hand tear
ing, embroidery, modelling in sand,
woven bassets, etc. The lessons were
also there showing their work in lan
guage, numbers and otherstudieB.
Third grade: Tins exhibit showed
the advancement in Btudies und hand
work. Their stories, written for lan
gusg, are well worth any one's time
to read them, and the writing is excel
lent. We hope sometime to reprint
some of tho stories by the children
about the Pilgrims.
Fourth grade: The large jvicker
baskets made by the boys ot thia class
shows that some of the lands do not
spend all their time in loafing. In this
grade the girls do much crocheting.
Fifth grade: The specialties here
were crocheting in colors, slippers,
which work would be difficult to equal.
Sixth grade: Hemming towels,
handkerchiefs, making wall bags, and
aprons, all neatly done and suitable for
use in homes
Eighth grade: Napkins, napkin
cases and table cloths, good enough
for a Queen's table.
Ninth grade: Shoe cases and other
useful hard made pieces comprised
Tenth grade: The gills hail made
waists for themselves, thus demonstrat
ing that they are doing practiual work.
Tnese will La worn by the girls of
In the art room waa ail kinds ot work
including mapa, paintings, drawing,
It was unfortunate thut the exhibits
Fent 8mith and Harry
Roberts In Lone
Alturss New Era : Carse Crowder,
of Davis Creek aod Gabe Scott, of
Eagleville, returned from their Texas
trip last Saturday. Mr. Crowder was
met in San Francisco by bia wife,
who acompanled him to Alturaa. Mr.
Crowder Informed us that be is very
well pleased with El Paso, and that
be may yet loctate there., as be is on
a deal to go into the hotel and saloon
business with Fent Smith, wbo is now,
with Heavy Roberts running a saloon
at that place. He also informed us
that he and Gabe Scott, A D. Hu la
peth andJas. Dodson purchased 1000
head of cattle in Texas, which they
may In the furture ship to thia county.
Carse looks as though the trip to the
southern state hsd done bim a lot of
good and he is still in possession of
the same old grin.
Former Lake County Resi
dent Peacefully Suc
cumbs to Old Age
Nathan Wilcox, one of the early pio
neers of Lake County, last Saturday
passed away at the home of his daugh
ter, Mrs. Lily Fenland, at Ukiab, Cel..
at the good old age of 87 years. 4
mooths and 16days. Although advanc
ed in years, yet he was quite active up
to within a short time before his aeath,
possessing all his fsculties in a remark
able decree. He was well known
among the old settlers here, and was
universally esteemed for his many ster
ling qualities. Of recent years and
i until he went to California last Sep-
' tember he spent his time at the home
of bis daughter, Mrs. Shfllhammer in
the Croooked Creek Valley, where be
led a quiet retiied life.
' kf - UU;i..,. ...on not;. .a EnnLn
iitl. V. Mill v a a uniiTt ui ljiikioiim,
but came to the United Stated in earlv
lite He was married to Mary Talant
in San Francisco in 1840. and to this
union seven children1 were burn, six
of whom survive him. His wife died
in 189, and the deceased child was
Mrs. James Hammersley. The surviv
ing children are Elmer E., ot Gait,
Cal. : F. O.. of Grants Taws; Mrs,. Ber
tha Shellhammer, Nathan R., and Dick
J. of Lakeview, und Mrs. Lily Fen
land , of Ukiah, Cal.
The funeral services will be held at
the Methodist Church next Sunday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock, and the remains
will te laid alongside t'lose of his de
Reported That Boys Have
Shot Some Birds
The heavy fall of snow during the
ppst few days has deprived thu flocks
of quail of their chances to feed, and
about two hundred of the birds have
congregated near the Creed McKendrce
residence at the mouth of bullard can
yon. Some of the local sports have con
tributed toward a fund to buy wheat
for the quail and fhey are now being
fed to tide them over the snow period.
It is reported that some boys who
Utelv frequent that vicinity in pursuit
of rabbits have been f hooting quail.
The lads probably do not realize that,
they are violating tho law in this in
dulgence, as well as c.mniittirg a eri
uous offense in slaughtering the birds
when they are unable lo protect them
selves by making a getaway. Hoys
who have entffijjiMl in this pastime
should be careful ss prosecutions are
likely to fodo lu reader fur thia viola
tion, were not vuited by more friends of
education m ti -ua wh failed to at
tend nuiely missed a treat.
HOLE IS MADE IN
Over 2,000 Pests Were
Destroyed at Drive
The rabbit drive last Sunday on the
West Side was a very successful step
toward ridding the country of these
The flay waa ideal for the occasion
and as a consequence a good crowd
turned out to enjoy the sport and ass
ist in helping out a laudable cause.
Something over 1300 rabbits were
counted in the pen after the first slau
ghter and a second drive was made
at which sufficient rabbits were killed
to make the total count a little over
2000. Another drive was held yester
day ai which about 1600 more of the
bunniea met heir fate.
Next Sunday the crowd will meet at
the Cottonwood uridgea near Fred
Fiaber'a place. Everyone wbo can
make it convenient to do so ia respect
fully requested to attend.
Constructing Line Will Be
Pushed Across State
With Much Vigor
The Oregon Eastern Railroad Co. has
passed :nto the bands of the O. W. R.
& N. Co., according to information
which has been given out from Vale,
and the work of extending the line
westward will proceed with more vigor
than ever. It is believed that the O.
W R. & N. Co. plans to make the new
lOdA -V part ot a "loop the loop in
Oregon" plan. It is believed that upon
the complelinon of the road, trains will
be started in Portland, proceed to Vale
by either route and return to Portland
by the other route,' merely changing
crews at the division points.
'Ihe Oregon Eastern began construct
ion operations at Vale in May, 1912.
Tracklaying from Vale westward start
ed July 5. 1912. At this time, rails are
laid and ballasted, with the best of
ties and 75 lbs. of steel, a distance of
73 miles westward far into the Malheur
canyon, two great concrete and tteel
bridges are finished across the Melheur
river in the canyon, and two others
nearly nnistied ; more than two-tmrds
of tne 26, 000-foot tunnel at mile 38.2
is excavated, and the Utah Construct
ion company of Salt Lake City has most
of the grading done on the right of
way a distance of SO miles to the west
ward. It will require three more
years to put te line through to its
coast connections, wherever they are
destined to be.
Matthew McCulley Passes
Away at the Ripe Age
Matthew McCulley, a native of Ira
land and an aged pioneer of Uonse
Lake Valley died Saturday at his borne
in Cedarville, Cal., after a brief ill
ness. Death came at the age of 75
years, 7 months aod 26 days. Ihe re
mains were brought to Lakeview the
same day for interment and the funer
al was held Sunday Hfternoon at two
o'clock from the Babtist church. The
Kev. A. F. Simmons delivered the ser
mon. Matthew McCulley was born May 15,
1837 in County Dairy, Ireland, and
came to America when four years old.
He located in Philadelphia, hr he
resided until 1859 when be removed to
California. In 18C8 he was united in
marriage with Martha McDaniel of ti e
Willamette Valley, thev coming to the
Gome Luke Valley the following year.
There were fourteen children born to
bltas their happy union, twelve of
whom with their mother survive the
deceased. The children living are:
Mrs. Emma Roth, of New Salem, N.
I : Lot, Elrxr, Robert, Thomas,
Allen. Mrs. Walter Res, and Miss
DAM NEARLY COMPLETED
AVAILABLE WATER FOR THIS
YEAR IS REPORTED
Work Is Progressing On the Next to Last
Course of the Dam Ample Water Is
Conserved For This Year's Use
Main Work Is Done
Nevada State Journal : The big pro
ject of tbe Oregon Valley Land com
pany, which, ia destined to water 60,000
acres of the Goose Lake Valley, will be
finished tbis year, according to tbe
statement of E. S. Berne y of tbe Ber
ney Construction company, which is
building tbe dam on Drew's creek,
near Lakeview, Ore. Mr. Berney was
in Reno tbia week on bis way borne
from Fallon and stated tnat the work
was progressing in a most satisfactory
Tbe dam on Drew's creek will create
a lake nine miles long by two and a
balf miles wide. The work was started
three yeara ago and during that time
the Hall Construction company has
built 30 miles of ditch, and wbicb is
practically finished with the exception
of doming that muBt be done on Drew's
Tbe Oregon Valley Land company
has already spent $800,000 on tbe prop
osition and will spend $250,000 more
before tbe work is finished. Most of tbe
land tbat will be under this water has
been disposed of bv the company to
individual holders, and it is expected
Goose Lake Valley will be increased
MRS. J. FRANKL
Deceased Lady With Hus
band Former Residents
Died, at San Francisco, Cailf., Rosie.
beloved wife of J. Frank), a native of
Hartford, Conn., aged 50 years and 26
Mrs. Frankl, was married to our
highly esteemed citizen and towns
man. J. Frankl, in the fall of 1887, at
San Francisco, Cal. and after a wed
ding tour, the bappy couple returned
to Lakeview, Oregon where Mr. Frankl
bad been engaged in tbe merchandise
business since 1878.
Mrs. Frankl was well known in this
community, until after the fire in 1900
when the family removed to San Fran
cisco, where they have resided ever
Tbe deceased was the aunt of Miss
Edna Held, wbo with Mrs. Pearl
Frankl-Seligman attended tbe schools
of our city, at the time of their resi
Tne family has here, a large ac
quaintanceship and many friends, who
deeply deplore the death of Mrs.
Frankl, and sincerely sympathize with
the family in thia, their hour of. sor
row. There is only a curtain between us.
Between the beyond and tbe here,
They whom we call dead, have not left
Nay, they were never so rear.
Nora, of Cedarville. : Mrs. Sam Dicks,
Mrs. Wm. Hotchkiss, Mrs. Don Baxter
and Mrs. Fred Sherrard, of Lakeview.
In his lif j Ir. McCulley emulated
the clean type of life 'of which anyone
would well be proud to live. His ways
of life were tpyioal of the frontiersman
and fraught with incidents becoming
a man who played an important part
in carving a civilized country from a
wilderness. He set for his family those
grand examples of righteousness wbicb
ever tend to purify tbe lives ot poster
ity and assist the rearing of the com
ing generation. 1'eace to his ashes.
To tbe bereaved family, the Exam
iner joins with their many friends, in
greatly in population next summer by
tbe arrival of tbe parehasera. Crops
can be planted in tbe spring on most of
tbe ground under tbe project, aa it ia
bgured water will be turned on in Jon
Tbe Examiner learna from the com
pany's headquarters in Lakeview tbat
tbe 6 ft course being pat Ou tbe dam,
wbicb will make a 55-foot elevatit o,
lacks about 100 feet of being com
pleted. After tbis ia finished one more
six feet coarse will be added which
will bring the dam to ita specified
height of 61 feet. At this elevation
the dam is much narrower and it ia
expected that tbe work will proceed
The water can now be controlled, and
tbe spillway is being finished with work
on tbe dam, so i bat. when that part of
the work ia done there will be plenty
of water conserved and everything in
readiness to turn it into tbe flu ne and
Jt is estimated that the finishing
touches can be added rapidly and things
connected up in a harry when ihe dam
iB once completed, and thus indications
seem favorable for the completion of
toe project this season.
Excellent Banquetand Jol
lification Follow the
The Rebekahs last Friday evening
acted as hostesses at a joint installation
of officers of their order and the Lake
view Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F. The
formal exercises were followed by a
an excellent banquet and jollification
which made the evening pleasurable to
the large crowd present. Tbe banquet
was enjoyed by about 100 persons. Tbe
officers installed in their new station in
ladies auxiliary order were:
Noble Grand. Mrs. Frances Corbett;
Vice Grand, Mrs. Nell Ahlstrom: Sec
retary. Mrs. M. D. Moss; Treasurer,
Mrs. Alice Bunting ; Warden, Laura
Snvder; Conductor, Mellie Vernon;
Right Supporter of Noble Grand, Mrs.
Harry Bailey: Left Supporter, Mrs.
Ida Heryford: Right Supporter ot Vice
Grand, Mrs Delia Cneney: Left Sup
porter, Mrs. A. Storkmann: Inside
Guardian, Mrs. Harry Yount: Outside
Guardian, Mrs. Marion Barnes; Chap
lain, Mrs. ferry Cummins: Installing
Officer. Mrs. Vanderpool ; Grand Mar
shal, Mrs. Minnie Willits.
Officers of the Subordinate Lodge
were installed bb follows:
Noble Grand, V. P. Dykeman ; Vice
Grand, Ralph E. Koozer: Warden, W.
P. Vernon: Conductor, R. H. Rogers;
Right Supporter of Noble Grand, F. P.
Light: Left Suporter, E. H. Clark:
Right Supporter of Vice grand, S. F.
AhlBtrom; Left Supporter, Norman
Jauobaon: Right Scene Supporter, A.
Konnerth : Left Scene Supporter,
Tbns. Farrell : Inside Guardian, Lets
Vanderpool ; Outside Guardian, Chas.
Mahan; Chaplain, H. M. Nolte; stall
ing Officer, Gilbert D. Brown; Grand
Marshal, S. F. Ahlstrom.
The Lpkeview Chautauqua Circle will
meet next Monday evening at 7 :U0
o'clock at the home of Mrs. E. D.
Program: roll call: current events.
"The Larger Vision," Powers, chapter
V, Miss D. Snelling.
"Tbe Prstft of Faith." Powers,
chapter VI, Miss Mabel Snelling.
'The Revolt Against tha Church,"
Powers, chapter VII, Mrs. Vanderpool.