HAS THE CIRCULATION- -PRINTS THE NEWi REACHES THE PEOPLE THE EXAMINER IS THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF U E COUNTY A VOL. XXXIV. LAKEVIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 23, 1913. NO. 4 SNOW OBSTRUCTS THEPLUSH LINE Paisley Is Only UnefTected Line Leading to LakevUw The storm of the past week pat til line of travel out of eommliilon, with the exception of the Palaley line, al though N.-C-O. train were practical lr on time with the exception of one day. The Weatern and Pluah line were tied up for two daya, that la ao far aa Inoomlng maila were concerned, and the driver had a fierce oil time. The torm i aaid to have been the wont ever experienced in Warner, and It waa aimply impossible for a team to face the atorm on Friday and Saturdav morning. Maila are now being carried by pack hore on that route, and unlet a road I broken immediately that eee tlon of Lake county will be practically cut off from Lakeview until apring. In tiiuch a once a trail ia broken it wil be almost impoibla to get a team through. snowWanTers sheep on desert 8. B. Chandler Is Moving: Hie Flocks In To Feed The atnrms of tho pant week have cauaed more or tea uneaiinea among sheepmen. It being reported that anow tin fallen In many place on the deaert from tlx to eighteen Inches In depth. One of 8. If. ChanOler'a camp ten der a few days ego came In from the camp near'Juniper mountain'and report ed condition a very serious, and Mr. Chandler at once made preparation to ward bringing hi eheep to hi Abert lake ranch, where he ha a large amount of hay. If the snow i a deep hi reported, it will be necessary not only to break a trail but to haul feed to the aheep while on the way to the ranch. Mr. Chandler has a large amount of b,aled hay for iut such an emergency, and It will be hauled out to the sheep. Other sheepmen are not 10 fortunate ly eitUHted a ia Mr. Chandler, and it id feared that in eome instance the loss will be quite heavy RELIABlTDATA ON LANDDISTRICT Register Orton Prepares Information Letter on Land Conditions The II. S. Land Office at thia place daily receive many letter asking for information, and Hon. A. W. Orton, register, has prepared the following circular letter in answer thereto: Replying to your letter of recent date, there i about 4,(X0,000 aorea of unappropriated unreserved public land in thia district. About one-tenth ia timber, two-tenths mountainous, seven tentn agricultural and grazing land. Practically all aurveved timlor l.nda are entered. We cannot describe in detail the eoil and climate throughout the district, as that variea a great deal. Largely the climate la mild and the soil good. Grains, vegetable and fruit common to the temperate zone at thia altitude, can be profitably raised. Much of tho land is suitable fur dry-farming or grazing. Thia ia a great stock country. Average rail fall ia about ID inches. Altitude at Klamalh Fall ia 4000 Lakeview 4725 which Is about the aver age. Do not have cyclones, tund storm or flood. Water la aenerally good. This office cannot give advice aa to the best place to locate a homestead, desert land or timber land aa we do not know the character of the land nor what wo ild auit you. A personal ex amination of the land will be neces sary before you can file, you can then decide whether same will be suited to your needs. Alriioit any vacant un reserved public non-minoral land can be honitMi.-tulod under the 160 acre homestead law, If applicant is quali fied. You have alx months after tiling to go on the land. Soldiers or sailor of Civil or Spanish-American war, or their widows, have their, or their husband's army or navsl service de ducted from the requisite residence on homestead up to two year. You abould have at leaat 11,000 to make a atart on a homestead. There are good sohoola in this land diatrlct and high cboola at Klamatb Fall and Lake view. The 820 acre dry-farming enlarged homestead law appliea only to landa designated by the Hecretary of the In terior as subject to the proviaiona of that act. There are perhaps 1,500,000 acrea of such designated landa in thia diatrlct ubject to entry. It la not practicable to furnish a list of such landa; it you wish to know whether any particular township eontaina dealgnated landa, the Information will be turniih ed upon application. To file under the Deaert Land Law, the applicant muat examine land, make a filing and swear aa to ita "deaert" character. Applicant muat be a res ident of the State wherein the land Ilea. Keaidence on the land ia not re quired. You must put water on all the land and have one-eighth under cultivation within four year and make yearly proof that tl per acre baa been expended each year for three yeara in preparing the land for reclamation. To obtain a timber claim you muat first locate and examine aame, make a filing, swaring as to its vslue not les than 12.50 per acre. The govern ment haa nine month in which to ap praise it. We then notify you to send the appraised value: time and place will then be aet by ua for final proof, which must be held within thia district: you must appear. Filing can only be made before this olllce or before 1). S. Commissioner, County Clerka or County Judge. This office filing fee and commission for 100-acre homestaed ia 116; 320 acre homestead, $22: desert land, 25 cent per acre: timber and atnne 110. If you filo before U. S. Commissioner or County Clerks their fees, from SI to $2 are extra. This land district is composed of Lake County, practically all of Klam ath, the two southern tiers of town ship in Crook, and a very small part of the eastern end of Lane and Douglas ' counties. We cannot advise at thia time when or under what terms the Klamath Indian KeBervation may be thrown open. We do not supply state, district or county maps, showing the location and character of vacant lands, but are authorized at such times as business Continued on putre eight RABBiTlBElS DECREASED 1200 Preparations Being Made For Bier Drive Next Sunday The war on rabbits ia atlll being waged with marked elTeot. Two drives were held Sunday on the West Side, one directly west of town and the other down near the Fisher place. OverllOU rabbita were killed at the latter p'ace while the other waa not so successful owing to the small crowd and the deep snow. Less than 100 were killed at this drive. The farmers of the West hide are now holding drivea about three times a week below Cttonwood, and re ports ot their success would indicate that next season crops will be pretty well protected against the pests. Considerable effort is being given to a drive to be held next Sunday near the Hopkins place west of town. 'Ihe pen haa been set near the Lyman- Hop kins' ranch, with long wings leading out to the eastward. Those going ut from town can go either by way of the Slash road or through tho fields. 'Ihe rabbits a e said to be exceptionally plentiful in that section and it ia ex pected that Sunday's catch will be enormous. Chautauqua Circle The Lakeview Chuutauqua Circle will meet next Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at tho home of Mrs T. V. Hall. Program: Hull cull ; cm runt event ;j "Paris in the Great Cemurj," Ch.iu- tauqoan Heading Join tie v in I'mi, chupter V, Mr. J. I). Venator. "Tho Great Century, tho clovoalc-nth," , Smith's Spirit of French Letters, chap- ter VI, Miss Gertrude Vernon. i LAW MAKERS ARE BUSY BOTH LEGISLATIVE HOUSES ARE BREAKING PAST RECORDS Senator Thompson Gets Several Committee Assignments Many Bills of Vast Im port To The State Introduced In Both Senate and House From all reporta the atate legislature now in full grind at Salem bids fair to go down In history as one of the moat economical sessions ever held in the state and one which Is destined to accomplish more good than any de voting its time to the transaction of the stste'a business. While there waa aome little friction caused by Senator W. Lair Thompson of tbia diatrlct and othcra opposing the selection of Malar key aa president of the senate apparent ly little ill feeling was caused and every thing ia progressing harmoniously. The senate commitees appointed by President Malarkey, are a follows: Argioulture and Forestry Rsgsdale, chairman: Hollia, Hawley, Nuner, Stewart. Assessment and Taxation Demick, chairman: Lester. Nuener, McColloch, Wood. Banking Butler, chairman; Bar rett Hoskins, Kiddle, Von der, Hellen. Claima Butler, chairman; Kellaher, Wood. Commerce and Navagation Day, chairman; Lester, Patton, Smith. J. C. Thompson. County and State Officer Barrett, chairman : Hollis, Uoikina, McColloch, Von der Hellen. Countiea Wood, chairman ; Dimick, Kiddle. DRUG STORE NOW IN NEWf ARTERS Snyder & Reynolds Com fortably Located In New Heryford Building The Snyder & Reynold drug store was moved last Saturday to the new to cation in t .e Hervford building facing Center street, and aside from adding a few finishing touches the boys are very conveniently and comfortably set tled in their new quarters. All the furnishings are of modern design, the wood work being in the dull tlnibh. The medicine cabinets and shelvings are encased with glass doors which insures them against any dust. The room ia spacioua and well lighted and particularly adapted to the drug business. Doctor's offices have been provided just in the rear of the drug store. Two of these rooms ensuite will te occupied by Dr. J. Irving Russel, while Dr. T. V. Hall will take the other room.' A large room remains in the extreme rear of the apartment which will be used for storing ourposes. The rooms through out are team heated and have all the latest equipments. Snyder & Reynold have addei sev eral new and up to date lines to their stock, which in ail with their splendid quarters gives them one of the most modern and best equipped drug stores in the interior country. The Home Rule Bill After a long and strenuously fought battle the Hume . Rule Bill has passed the Britidti House of Commons by a maiurity of 110 and has formerly passed on for the first reading in the House o Lord. Tho passage of this bill closes only the li ret campaign in what promise to be the final war i'or Iri-h self-government. The next eun;aign will login in the Houbo of Lords and will doubt less be characterized by ai otl.tr strug gle between tho two housis. If mi. h atruggle con es it will im at certaii ly be followed Ly a pen.) I of tierce poli tical agitation throughout tl e British Iolos. Education Hawley, chairmn; Bar rett, Day, Miller, Ragsdale. Election and Privileges Thompson, cnairman : Neuner, Smith, I. a. Engrossed Bills Hoskins, chair man ; tturges. Farrell. Enrolled Bills Patton. chairman ; Day, Smith, J. C. Federal Relations Joseph, chair man: Burgess, Kellaher. Fiahing Industries Lester, chair man; Butler, Farrell, Smith, 1. S., Von der Hellen. Game Bean, chairman; Farrell, Hawley, Miller, Stewart. Horticulture Kiddle, chairman; Farrell. Hoskins. Industries Smith, I. 8., chairman: Day, Dimick, Kiddle. Wood. Insurance Hollia, chairman; Cal kins, Carson, Hoskins, Moser. Irrigation McColloch, chairman: Burge, X uner, Stewart, Thompson. Judiciary Moser, chairman; Bean, Butler, Carson, Dimick, McColloch, Thompson. Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry Smith. J.C ., chairman : Joseph, Miller, Perkins. Wood. Military Affairs Farrell, chairman: Carson, Perkina. MiiWg Smith, J. C, chairman: Hollis, McColloch. Continued on Pace Eight STATE GAME LAWS TO DEJPROVED Warden Finley Makes Re port Showing- Work of Commission Numerous changes in the state's game laws will likely take place during the present legislature, there being several proposed bills pending intro duction in both the House and Senate. State Game Warden Finlev has just completed a report from nis office, a few excerpts from which follow : The 1911 session of the Legislature passed a law creating a State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners. This law gave the Commission full authority in all matters pertaining to the pro tection and propagation of fish and game, which included the spending of all moneys in the Game Protective Fund and the Hatcheries Fund. The Game Protective Fund ia derived from two sources, licenses and fines. The licenses aggregate from $70,000 to SSO.OOO annually. The fines, which are moneys imposed for the violation of game laws, amount to from $5,000 to $10,000 annually. The Game Protective Fund was es tablished in 1905 when the Legisla ture passed the hunter's license law, which provided that all residents must pay $1 for the privilege of bunting or killing game birds and animals: all non-residents were taxed $10 for thia i privilege. The Legislature of 1909 I enacted an Angler's license law which provided for a license of $1 for resi i dents and $5 for non-residents. When the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners took office. May 22nd, 191, there was an accumulation of about $(0,000 in the Gsmu Protec tive Fund. A good part ot this sum had been accumulated from angler'a licenses. From 1909 until 1011, ti ere was no provihi.m in the law, according to Attorney General Crawford, for the spendii.g of Angler's license money in tho building nf lutcheriea or in the artificial propagation of trout. During i tiie year 1911 there was approximately I $70,000 collected. During the year 1912 ' we have estimated that about $85,00. will be paid Into the Game Protective Fond ; the exaet amount or 1912 can not be ascertained until a complete re port ia submitted from eacb eounty in the State. However, thia makes ap proximately $215,000 paid into the Game Protective Fund from the time the Commission baa spent $168,435.65 from the Game Protective Fond. Of the amounts have already been ordered paid, aucb as the purcbaae of a flab distributing or, the property opon whico the Bonneville Central Hatchery ia located, etc., which will make the total expenditure of about $180,000. It la impoaaible to get these amounts exact, because up to January let, 1912, each eounty in the State printed it own Dibing and bunting license blanks. There wss no system of numbering or counting throughout the State a a whole. The licenae money for individ ual quarters for years wss not kept sep arate, but aent in to the State Trea surer at such time when it wss moat convenient for the county clerk. No separate account of hunting and angl ing lioenaes were ' keot. Begioning with January 1st, 1912, the Commis sion printed and paid for all license blanka out of the Game Protective Fond. These licenses were oumoered consecutively from 1 to 90.000: there fore from January 1st, 1912 on, ac curate data will soon be available. Inasmuch as the State bad not check ed up the different moneys from the varioua countiea throughout the State for licenses and 3nes derived from pros ecutions for violation of the State game laws, from 19U5 to the beginning of 1912, tbe Commission ordered that different countiea be checked up. It was found that for the issuing of li censes in the different counties during these, there were back accounts unpaid to tbe extent or tlG.303. Thia shortage was checked up on license stubs that were found. In many counties license stobsiiave been destroyed or lost, ao it will never be known exactly how much the Game Protective Fund has lost. It waa also found that there were fines amounting to $4,787.86 in tbe different county treasuries, which bad not been paid into tbe State Ireasurv and placed in tbe Game Protective Fund. This makes a total of $21,090.86 which was added to the Game Protec tive Fund by thia checking up. Tbe State of Oregon owns thirteen different fish stations and hatcheries. Up to tbe time the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners took office, these hatcheries were ueed almost sole ly for the propagation of salmon to in crease the commercial fishing interests. There was little or no co-operation in the work carried ELECTORS CAST OFFICIAL BALLOT Hugh McLain Will Convey the Wilson Vote to Washington When the Democratic Presidential electors met in the atate capitol last week to cast the unanimous and trium phant ballot for Woodrow Wilson, en tire unanimity of opinion prevailed, ex cept aa to wbe should be delegated to convey tbe official vote to Washing ton, as provided. Eacb of the four re gular electors was willing to make tbe trip at tbe public expense. The fifth, Albert iozier, chosen as substitute for D. M. Watson, now in the ast, Declin ed to serve as the official messenger. On motion of Hugh McLain, of Coca county, the college, with true Jeffer sonian simplicity, decided to make the choice by lot. The four names, Hugh McLain, William Peterson, John M. Ware and F. C. W bitten, were put into envelopes in a basket and one waa drawn out bv George G. Brown, of the State Land Board, in whose office tbe lottery occurred. The lucky man was Hugh McLain, the proposer ot tbe scheme, and on February 4 he will atart on his way to Washington with the official vote. He will be present for tbe court February 8 and will remain over fur the inauguration. Those who enjoy the pastime of shooting rabbita these evenings will find good sport us well as serve a good turn by shooting the pests that inhabit the vicinity of the City Park. The Ladies Civic Improvement Club have planted a number of trees at the park ami unleBB they are protected it ia feared that tbe rabbita will destroy them. WL KEEPING UP GOODSERVICE Storms Cause Brief Delay But Schedule Time Is Resumed Notwithstanding tbe beevy storm tbe N.-C-.O. rsilwsy Is rendering ue ss good, if not better, service than conditions warrant. Tbe incoming train reached here about four boar late Friday night and there waa no outgoing train Saturday, and Satur day 'a train reached here about Sunday noon. Since that time, however, every thing is running smoothly and trains are making schedule time. The delay of tbe n"rto bound Saturday necessi tated passengers Isying over one night in Alturaa but owing to the splendid hotel accommodations at that place suob a "top waa not unpleasant. Operations of the N.-C-.O. in com parison with other rsilrosds is surpris ing, in accordance with reporta of the Weatern Pacific being snowbound, a w-.ll as all lines of traffic being seri ously impeded on tbe Southern Pacific roada. SURPLUS HAY IN KLAHATHCOUNTY Lake County Stock Ship ments Responsible for Unusual Supply The Oregon Journal contains tbe fol lowing dispatch from Klamath Falls: Last year was favorsble to the bay crop, and as a oonsepuence tbe Klamath Valley has more hay than can be uaed locally. Through the Klamath Falls Chamber of Commerce an attempt has been made to hav the rate to San Francisco reduced from $7 to $5 a ton. The officials of tbe W-. ihern Pa cific have not refused tbe rate, but have requested more specific informa tion This condition does not apply to tbe Fort Klamath region, wbere much stock has been brought in from the outside, and all the hay harve-ted last year will be fed out. Tbe farmers in tbe Klamath Valley recognize that it Is better to feed forage than to ship it, but say that it ia too late in the season to ship stock in. One reason for tbe surplus is that there haa not been so much stock brought in from Lake County as waa done before the. railroad reached that section. RABBITS COMING TO MAINSTREETS Deep Snow Drives Pests From Sagebrush to the City Limits The thousands of rabbits that now infest this valley promise to become a nuisance right here in town unless there is a decided change in the wea ther in the immediate future. At night they come almost to tbe business cen ter ot town in their search for food, and moonlight honting parties are now quite popular. Wherever there is a stack of bay the bunnies swarm around it, nd even the trees and shrubbery in the city park is threatened with des truction. At a meeting of the Ladies' Civic Improvement club held Tuesday tbe question of protecting tbe park from the rabbits was considered, and It is likely it will have to be enclosed with rabbit-proof Unoe in order to aave the trees and shrubbery. South of town the country literally swarma witb the pests, and at Jonas Norm's ranch many of them have evi dently concluded to remain for a time at leaBt, inasmuch as a number of them went Into a oorrall and refused to leave. Even in some of the backyards east of tbe High School tbe rabbits have made trails in their efforts to se cure food, and it is not at all unlikely that they will aoon begin on the fruit tree, inasmuch as an exclusive sage brush diet is evidently becoming nau seating to them. ' In the Drenkel addition during the night Lundreds may be seen, and every evening they afford muoh sport to the residents of that section ot town who are making war on them with small bore guns.