Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915, February 06, 1913, Image 1

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NO. 6
Reno Organization Will
Colonize Country Ad
jacent to N.-C.-O.
A movt of great importance to thu
crtlon undertaken by a new Reno bro
kerage Arm la contained In the follow
ing announcement taken from the Reno
Journal: 1
Witb the formation of a new land
brokerage firm it la announced that
fifty 'amities will be brought from
New Yoflt shortly for colonization on
lands in the vicinity of Reno along the
N.-C.-U. railway to the north went.
George L. Itrown of San Francisco
moved here recently with hia family
and all his household Rood, and will
open an ollice in the Overland building,
where DeWItt C. Turner formerly hold
forth. Judge Turner will be enunciat
ed with him In the bualnesa, lending
the aid of hia long experience in realty
12000 Rabbits Were Killed
Last Sunday West
of Lakevlcw
The moot effective slaughter on rab
hita ever made in the history of the
country win at the drive Sunony went
of town. Two ilrlvca were rondo from
different diwctlona of tho pen, the
count of thu flrnt onslaught showing
over 5000 csreanes, while enough
animala were killed at thu socon'l
rounilup to make the enormou total of
about 12.000 for the entire cat.rh.
Tin' Mjreosa of tne drive km attrit ut
ed to the quantity of rabbit that in
habited l lie territory covered in the
hunt a w ell an the larjje attendance of
people from Lakeview who turned out
to HKniot in the destruction of the petttii.
Usually at thiH time of year and es
peciKlly because of the heavy snows
thin Winter tho rabbits congregate in
large numbers in certain places while
in Kimo froctions of the valley there
are prHctii'nllv nono. The flat wphI of
town seems to be jackrabbit hend
quartera which is a f"rtunnt j circum
stance as it gives the people an oppor
tunity to make a good attempt toward
their extermination.
A r other drive will be held today at
the same place and numeroue people
from here are contemplating at ending.
Since last week's effective mid was
made the total eatimated number of
Mbhita killed during the Winter in
Legislators Agree To In
troduce No More Bills
After Today
At the end of the third week of the
Legislative Assembly, 13 billa have
paused both HouHea and received the
signature of the Governor. Of this
number 12 are House billa and one ia a
Senate bill.
None of the billa carry an emergency
clauHe and will not become lawa until
90 daya after the adjournment of the
Legislative Assembly. Probably the
most important bill so far signed ia
that abolishing the office of State Lund
Agent. Thia was, something suggested
in the reporte of State Land Agent
Rinehart, and also recommended by
the Governor In hia message
Another act of some import U one
providing that a wife deserter who ia
convicted shall be compelled to work
on the county roada for the time for
which he has been sentenced, and that
the county shall pay hia familv $1 a day
for ta-h such day worked.
The billa which have to far been
signed by the Governor are aa follows:
S. H. 73, by Bean-Providing for
pen ty for vwfj HcHcrtion.
U. H. 10, by Forsstrum Repealing
a it pro viding that CountjCourt Clerks
Coutluued oa puge elUc
Commission 8ays Termo
Station Inadequate to
Handle Business
In the report of the State Railroad
Commission for January, now before
ua, we find the following aevere ar
raingment of the N.-C.-O., aaya the
Alturaa 1'laindealer..
The rail'oad commission rendered a
decision aa the result of an inaulry In
tituted upon Hi own Initiative Into the
ervice of the N.-C.-O. railway at
Termo, Laaaen county. The oommiss
ion find that the service at Termo ia
Inadequate for the proper atorage and
care of freight, and direct that the r'l
road mak the neceaaary arrangements
to remedy the situation.
In summarizing ita concluaiona the
commltslone aaya :
"The carrlcr'a preaent practice of
unloading freight at Termo on the
ground and exposed to theeletnenti and
roaming cattle, evince a total disre
gard of the consignees' interest', if not
their righta and should be Beverly -on-demne
I, especially In view of the fact
that there ia ample unoccupied apace
in the buii -ing. formerly uaed an a
depot, to provide atorage for the
auantlty of freignt usually received at
Termo, and that the unloading from
the cam ot thu plattorma of the build
ing ia easier than the unloading from
the cara to the ground.
Krom a consideration of all the facta,
I em of the opinion that the service
now furniehed by the carrier at Termo
ia unreasonable, iradequate and im
proper and that the carrier ahould ar
range to properly store and care for the
freight delivered at that point, free of
charge, for a reasonable length of time,
aulTicieiit to enable the consignees to
receive notice of the arrival cf the
gooda and take delivery ef name.
State Solons Flooded With
Measures Wise and
Following ia a summary of a few of
the bills introduced lat-t week in tho
Oregon House :
H. b. 318, bv Scheubcl To provide
for sealed contracts on county bridges.
II. H. 103, by Srliuebel To make
every county judge
ex ofliieo -fire
werdtn within his county
H. IS. 322. by Gill To require can
didates tor nomination to Day two per
cent of yearly salary for page in official
il. H. 320, bv Honebra''e To approp
riate $.",00(1 fur payment of street pave
ment at O. A.C.
H. K. 2'.I3, by Spencer -To provide
additional compenaat on for county
judges in counties having population of
less than 200,000.
II. B . 2SM, by Spencer To fix com
pensation of county coroners in counties
of less than 200,000.
' II. B. 2'Jfl. bv Nolta-To authorize
counties to ieecu tonds for road con
struction. II. U. 30-1, by Blanchard - Substitute
for II. B. 101, authorizing incorporated
cities to aqqulre, bui'd, own and nper
a e waterworks, .
H. B. 307. by parsons - To amend
county division law as passed over Gov
ernor's veto to orovide regulations i.r
readjustment of conditions incidental
to change in counties.
H. B. 311, by Hagood-To provi Je
fur withdrawal for 50 years cf rtate
forest lands. ,
II. B 312, by Abbott To require
countv courts to apportion money to
be expended in each road district for
improvement of road.
H. B, 317, by ways and means con.
mitt t To app'opriata $15,000 tor im
provements at Oregon Normal school ut
Continued on vngt iglit
Thn Ladies' Aid of the Methodist
church extend thinks to all who arsis'.'
ed them to mtike their trip a miccokb. i
Mention is nvide of tho hemls of com '
miUcu. thosu win so ktnJIy o;:?iud
their homes, an last but in no wise
least to those who furnished and dri ve
the conveyances.
Definite Announcement of Future Actions Ex
pected in Spokane and Portland At Any
Time --Report of Acquiring the
N.-C.-O. Is Confirmed
Under the caption "Hill and Gould
Railrnada Reach Agreement Giving
Northern Llnea Route to California,"
spread across the entire top of the page,
the Spokane, Washington, Daily
Chronicle of January 27, contained the
following raliroad newa ot particular
interest to this section:
Announcement of a coalition and
sgr.ement between the Gould and Hill
1 1 neb wh reby the Gould lines will gain
an entrance into Washington and Oregon
and the Hill lines will get an entrance
into San Fracntaco is expected in Spo
kane almost any day. The agreement
has been entered into, it is stated, but
official confirmation has not yet bee'i
made by either of the great railway
The arrangement is in the form of
a retaliation against the Harriman
Cecil Dixon Receives Serious Wound From Toe
Fine's Gun Trouble Arises Over Tract
ot Unsurveyed Land Near Plush
Word came to Lakeview late Tueaday
evening that Joe Fine had snot Cecil
Dixon near Flush in the WBrner Valley,
and Ur. E. H. Smith wag summoned
lo attend the wounded man.
While at this time It is practically
impossible to obtain the exact partic
ulars of the affray the nearest infor
mation that can be ottained is that the
trouble arose over land matters. Re
ports have it that Dixon had built a
cabin and equalled on a portion of un
surveyed land that apparently Fine laid
Mime claim to. The land ir question
is located over the meander line near
the f buret ot the luxe about seven miles
from flush.
1'iesumably Mr. Dixmhadnot been
living steadily on the land, as it is said
he has been in the employ ot Warren
Laird, and on Tuefday evemrg he in
company with Mr. laird and son,
walked to t he cabin from the Laird
much taking a bed with the intention
of sleeping there over nit;ht. This
was tnme lime between fix and seven
o'clock. Upon reaching the house they
found N. fine, Joe Fine's father, and
Chico, a weM known vsouero of that
Three Per Cent Discount
on Taxes Paid Be
fore March 15
Taxe tor the current year are now
pxyablu at the sheriffs office.
As an inducement to' property owners
to pay their taxes early, the lw pro
vides for a 3. per cent discount on t il
remittances received before Marrh 15,
provided the sum tendered ia the full
amount of the Bsstsrhent on the par
ticular piece of property charged to
tha individual. If the taxes are not
paid on or tel'ore the first Mminy in
April Ihey become i.eli',q:i'nt nod in
terest and pcinlties aid adttd. The
law provide!, however, that tho lirt
bull psymei t li'ny be made bt foro the
llrsl. Moivl iy in April, in v hir li i'
the Iash'ilt ilmi not bci onie delinquent
until ufter tho lirn Monday in Oct
system,' which recently closed the JJen
ver gateway to Spokane and the north
west on freight from east of the Miss
ouri. The Harriman system announced that
freight destined for northwestern
points which originated east of the
Missouri river must be hauled into Oen
ver by the Union Pacific and tbenoe
into the northwest over one of the
Harriman subsidiares. Unless this
freight was routed via the Hartiman
ayttem from the points of origination
the Harriman tystem refused to haul
it into the northwest territory.
The project contemplates the acquisi
tion by the Hill lines of the Nevada,
California & Oregon railroad now op
erating between Keno, Nevada and
Lakeview, Oregon. This line ia to te
Continued on Putre Eiitht
section, there with a wagon starting
, to raze the building. According to
report, Joe Fire, who it is said was
j in the house, was not seen at first.
, Dixon asked the senior Mr. Fine what
they were doing. Receivirg no reply
from his query, he started to take the
hoards from the w a iron that hd been
taken elf the house, when it is said
i.loe Fine emerged from the house and
tired two shots at Dixon, one of which
took effect, the ball entering the
t'reast iust below the collar button, tak
ing an angular couree and lodging in
the shoulder. The wouna was inflicted
by a soft point bullet frm"a 33 calibre
The wounded man was taken to the
Laird place where ne was attended by
the doctor. While the wound la causing
intense pain and sufferng it is report
ed that the man has a chance to recover.
Immediately after the shooting oc
curred Fine informed Deputy Sheriff
Dent of tho act asking him to take
bun into custody. Deputy Sheriff here has nceived advice that
Fine will arrive in Lakeview this even
ing on the Flush stage.
Colony From Oklahoma
Coming: West to Ac
quire Land
According to the Oregoniann of Jan
uary 30, a colony of 70 residents of
Oklahoma will settle on homestead
land in Central Oregon this year.
The a Ivance guurd of the settlers ar
rive 1 at Kend a few days ago. They
hmx proceeded into tho interior to se
led suitable acreage for the other
membersnf the party, whu will follow
them wit 'he tiist favorable weathfr
in the Vpiii.i;
Amenta fur the various railroads op
erating into Central Oregon report thut
:iioih irquiries cone from OMuhoma
l.-u fiotn in y ( ther stfcte in the Union.
It ia probiitilo that several hundred
settlors will come from that ttilejto
Oregon this year.
Freak BUI Likely to Meet
With Defeat In
Soma miportsnt changes in the fisb
tbe game lawa of Oregon will be rec
ommended by the house committee on
game when it reports in tbe next few
On recommendation will be to open
the deer season fifteen daya earlier and
chop as many day off the end. Tbe
aeason now opens Aogust first, and
rlosea O itober thirty-first. Tbe com
mittee will recommend tbat it begin
J uly fifteenth and end October fifteenth.
"Many hunters are in the mountains
in July and tbey kill deer anyway,"
said Representative Homan of Harney
county, chairman of committee. "Aa
nothing Is gained by postponing tbe
season to August first we have decided
to recommend that it opena July
fifteenth. Deer are aa good then and
as fifteen days later. By cutting
htteen days off the end, tbe open aeason
is not extended."
Many fresk game bills have come
te fore the committee. One certain tt
be killed would provide a p nalty of
11,000 or two yeara in tbe penitentiary
for the man who shoots a man while
trying to shoot game. This is aimed
especially kt the man who "thought
he waa a deer."
Another bill would permit a man to
kill any wild game or game birds on
his own land at any time of tbe year.
It, too, is sure to meet death.
The committee will Drobab'y adopt
the districting plsn. As propoeed by
Came Warden Finley tbe state would
be divided into two districts, one east,
the other weet of the mountains.
Probably, however, more districts will
be provided.
Educators Urge the Child
To Care For Dumb
Among the manv educational matters
discussed by the county superintendents
during their recent session at Salem
in the capacity of State Board of Ex
aminers, none was entered into witb
more interest than the the school child
ren's industrial contest work. With one
or two exceptions each superintendent
bad introductd tbe work in bia countv,
ana was gratified with the results.
In almost everv couniy where schools
were held last year for the first time,
the exhibits were beyond the expecta
tions of those in charge. The discuss
ion was not as to whether the move
ment is good one, and one to be con
tinued. All were agreed and enthusi
astic on that point. It was simply a
matter of discussing method how to
conduct the work to get the best re
sults. There was an unanimous senti
ment ii favoring a later date tor the
State Fair this year in order to make
it possible to hold the local contests
first, and then send tbe best of the ex
hibits to Salem. Some expressed "their
intention of sending their whole juvenile
county exhibit to the State Fair, and
unless there is a mighty side tracking
of enthusiasm, the Fair Board will
need to build a roof over one corner of
the State Fair grounds to take 'care
of tbe children's department.
Many of the superintendents in their
industrial work this year are going to
speoialize on poultry, believing that
it is a good thing for every child to
have tbe care of some sort jot animal
life and that nothing is more profit
able nor practical to begin with than
poultry. It is claimed by some of the
superintendents that it ia easily possible
to meet the entire cost of our public
school system by the increase in the
production of poultry and eggs by
the s'hool children of the State.
The latest politioal forecasting from
the State Capitol has it tbat U. S.
Senator George i. Chamberlain of
Oregon has been offered a seat in
FTV..'eut tVilauii'a cabioti; Governor
West is to succeed Senator Chamberlain
and that Secretary of State Olcott will
till the governor's chair of Oregon.
Agent Class ot tbe N.-C.-O has se
cured a rate of one fare S3.7S, for the
round trip between here and Alturaa
for tbe benefit of iboee attendnng tne
basket ball games to be played by tbe
Lakeview and Alturaa High Schools.
Tentative arrangements have been
made by the atbeletle associations of
tbe two schools to hold a tournament
ot four games in tbe near fotore. Twe
games will be plsyed at eacb place, tbe
first of which will be at Alturaa Feb
ruary 15.
The low fare applies to visitors aa
well aa members of tbe team and it is '
expected tbat a number of people will
take advantage of tbe opportunity and
make tbe junket trip, which will be
incidental in strengthening tbe get to
gether soirit of the citizens of tbe two
Bass and Rainbow Trout
- to Be Liberated In
Local Streams
A. L. Thornton informs tbe Examiner
tbat application baa been made to
State Came Warden Finley for 150,000
Rainbow trout fry and 7,500 bass.
The trout is desired for tbe sticking of
Crooked Creek, Cbewaucao river and
other etreams of the county, while the
bass would be liberated in the Drews
Creek dam reservoir.
It is confidently felt that this requis-
I iiicn will h'x readily complied witb by
1 tbe game commission because of Lake'a
.'splendid streams for the propagation
of fisb. Mr. Thornton last year made
application to tbe state for fish without
result, but be was referred to a govern
ment hatchery in Colorado from wbicb
a supply of trout fry was received.
It will te remembered tbat these
were planted in Cottonwood and other
streams leading into this valley.
The enormous area of Lake county
together witb the many pure water
Etreams most surely justifies a fii-h
batcbery, but aa yet no vigorous effort
has been made to get such an institu
tion. However, when this late requis
ition is complied witb by tne State
Came Com mis.-ion and some of the
many brooks have become stocked with
garr.e fish, Lake County will doubtlesa
gain prominence as an ideal paradise
for tbe Bportsman.
Mr.JenningsSees Nothing
Wrong With Crooked
Creek's Name
In reply to Mr. Sain's appeal in last
week's Examiner to change the name
of Crooked Creek Valley, C. W. E.
Jennings of Valley Falls writes the fol
lowing :
"Lake Co. Examiner,
"Dear Sirs
"In your issue of la-t week it would
appear that I were in favor of changing
the name of Crooks Creek, properly,
but which is generally called Crooked
Creek, to Chandler Creek.
"Somebody ia badly mistaken In tbe
history ot Luke County as thia Creek
on all Government maps is Crooks
Creek, named after tbe famous General
Crooks, as tbe' Peak east of Lake
view. "To change it from such an illuatrioua
name ia not only bad taste but impos
sible. "The State Engineer bas no authority
to make any such change and if he
had, the remonstrance that would' be
filed would overwhelm any petition
that would be sent in.
"Even if it were Cycled Ctbck I
can see nootjertion to that name what
ever, and I can see no reason in tbe
Basket Ball Games Will Be
Played With Neighbor
I n e Town