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THE EXAMINER IS JHE OFFICIAL RARER OF LAKE GOUNTY
VOL, XXXIV. LAKEVIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, DECEMBER 18, 1913. NO. 51
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E. C. Arthur Passes Away
at His Home on the
Uli Clark Arthur, an sged and re
spected uioneer of thin county died at
his home on the Wait Side on Monday
morning, Dectmbar 15. Tha funeral
services were conducted on Tuesday
afternoon by the pastor, Kev. G. II.
Feeae or the Methodist Church of
Lakeview, Interment taking place in
the Weit Side cemetery. The funeral
was largely attended.
Mr. Arthur was torn on March 28,
1832, In Kanawha County. Virginia,
He later removed from Virginia to
Missouri, and on September 8, 186V,
was married to Mary Kirkpstriok in
Boon County, Mo. lie eame to Lake
County, Oregon. In the year of 1886,
having continuously resioed here since
Besides his eged wife, deceased
leaves to mourn his death, four eons
aod two daughters. The sons living
are U. P., K. S.. and CD., of this
coumy and W. W. Arhur, of Cslilor
ma. The two daughters, Mr. Mary
Itolton snd Mrs. Anna Harvey, are
both residents of tho West Sidti.
The bxsminrr joint wnh the num
erous friends of the family in extend
ing heartfelt sympathy during th. ir
time of bereavement.
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Ample Funds Secured To
Insure Success of Public
The committee soliciting funds for
the public Chriatmas tree to te held
on Wednesday evening, Dec. 24, met
with fsr tetter success than was antic
ipated. Sufficient money was procured
to Insure a remembrance for every
child In town, ami tho committees are
now occupied in Hccuring their names.
The tree will beheld in the Assem
bly hall of the Lakeview High school,
and a receiving committee will be there
all day Wednesday to receive presents
for the tree.
An interesting program is being ar
rsnged, and mirth and enjoyment
promises to reign for the grown ups
s well ss the eager little folks.
Railroad Activity Is Ru
mored for Eastern
Oregon Next Year.
The Vale Enterprise has the follow
ing railroad item of interest :
Contractor Goldsmith who graded
a portion of the Oregon Eastern, was
in town the past week looking after
his affairs in tms section.
Mr. Goldsmith expresses certainty
thst the Winnemucca Home line will
be built in the near future and that the
Oregon Eastern will be rushed to com
pletion next season.
There hea been some Oi 11 men in
the country tne past month and rum
ors are again rife that the 11 ill inter
ests will come into Vale country by
the way of Weiser and Dead Ox Mat.
Immediately upon the completion of
tne Oregon Eastern bridges and cul
verts as well aa ballasting, the pres
ent service will be extended to Juntura
thus giving them a thru line service
which they will deserve. Thus at all
tiroes the operating department keeps
in touch with this the needs of the
public without taking part in the petty
rivalry between towns.
Mill Closed Down
The Lakeview flouring mills last
Saturday closed down for the season
after the most successful run since the
mills were established. Tha,re Is yet
a large amount of wheat to be ground,
and atill more in the hands of the
farmers, and the mills will again be
started up in the Spring.
Land for Hatchery Secured
After nrgotiationa running or a
period of more than two years the
Mute of Oregon finally has secured
land at t tin rrouth of Spring Creek for
the establishment of a Dsn hatchery.
Hiils were opened at the Klamath
Aitency and (he State had no opposi
tion for the land.
The parcel obtained embraces 04.28
seres and Include the entire stretch
of rapids of Spring Creek from where
it empties into Williamson River for
a distance ot 2000 teet up the stresm.
While the exact amount to be paid Is
not given out. It la said the llgure la
approximately J40 an acre, or I37CU
for the tract.
Portions of Crook, Klam
ath and Jackson Will
Klsmath Northwestern : According
to Information reaching this city an
agitation hat been atsrtrd for the
forming tt a tie county tiy Uking
portion of Klamath, (.'rook an-1 Jack
son nn'l ir skint; a new county with
('resent ia trie county eciit.
V hither UiH agitation has tsken a
definite form and will come up lor deci
finn ut hi! curly date l not desi'nuted.
Nevertheless, there sru some wno have
br jai't ell the matter here and it Is iid
there in a well clelineii move among
the people of C'resent to gel the ques
tion before tie people. It ia tielieve.d
it w ill he t tourfht up for a vote at the
Exponents of the move declare that
Cresent is destined to become a city of
considerable importance in the ship
ping work when the Southern Pscilio
and ijreat North rn lines are completed
there. Cresent is 95 miles from Klsm
sth Kails, in a northeasterly direction.
It is directly on the line or the two
rosds mentioned above and, aa it is so
far from the county seat, those living
the'e would like to have a county of
thoir own with the town as its scat.
There is considerable grour.d for
this claim becauHe. those wishing to
trsnsact business at the county seat
must go to heavy expense to reach the
city. It is fsr enough from Bend to
mean little attraction from that place
and, aa Bend and Klamath Calls are
the nearest towna of any importance,
the general belief is thst little opposi
tion will be shown toward the move in
case the Cresent people rea'ly wish to
bring the matter to a vote.
The Examiner office has been liter
ally swamped with work during the
past several weeks, and while our
troubles may not interest the nefieral
public, yet at the same time it is nec
essary to get relief in some way. In
the first place our principal machine
operator, Geo. Whorton, Is in Ssn
Francisco learning to operate a Lino
type, his place being filled by Mrs. F.
P. Cronemiller, who acts as assistant
to Miss Alice MoUrath in operatins
the Simplex. Miss McGrsth's mother
then meets with an accident, which
makes it impsrativo that the former
remain with the latter for a time.
Then Mrs. Cronemiller is unable to
work on account of illness, and to can
the climax the managing editor con
cludes to have a sick spell. And there
you are. During all this time job
work has piled up until the foreman,
J. G. Campbell, is uncertain lust what
work to tsckle next in order to keep
from being howled at every minute
in the day, and what the end wiii be
no one knows. However, for a time
yesterday the full force was at work,
and perhaps, the worst is over.
When George Whorton returns and the
Linotype is working, we will put our
teet upon the desk, spit on the stove
and laugh at other poor mortals who
are having trouble.
AS CORN STATE
Corn Show At Pendleton
Reveals Possibility of
That the Northwest has become the
rival of the "corn stsles" has been
demonstrated by the first Corn Show
held at Pendleton, laat week. The
people of Umatilla County bad tbelr
first view of real Oregon field corn.
There was corn of every description;
corn on the eob. In rows and piles;
corn on stslks some of them measuring
12 feet high. There was corn in bulk,
yellow corn, whit corn, red eoro and
severs! shades between. Prizes riven
by the O-W. K. & N. Ce., and others
amounted to $1000. Entries from 200
individual exhibitors were represent
ed. The exhibit was judged by Profess
ors Scudder, Hyalop and French, of
the Oregon Agricultural College, after
which the entire exhibit was abipped
to Portland an I displayed for a whole
wees by the railroad.
Thousands were astonished to see
the corn exhibited in the shock, on the
earn, In the sack, in the silo and
nr t;ni into nieiil this being the pro'
duct of the et:ite of Oregon, where all
was spread out in convincing prolus
ion. And now, Oregon, comes into the
rannn coin growing stsles.
Large Lumber Company
Responsible For Heavy
Influx of People.
Reno Journal: hred C. Smith, as
sistsnt superintendent of the Southern
Psciflc company. Das just returned to
Spsrks following a trip to Sussnville
over the new branch of the company.
He was accompanied by T. L). Le Mas
ters. "1 was astonished," said Mr. Smith,
"at the improvement in Suxsnville and
vicinity since my last visit just a few
weeks ago. Houses are springing up
like mushrooms and people are coming
into town so fast it reminda one of a
The rush is sttributed by Mr. Smith
to the fact that the Red River Lumber
company is Disking extensive plans to
market its lsrge holdings in Lassen
county which consists of close to 1000
squsre miles of excellent timber coun
try. The company claima it has
enough timber in eight to ship 50 csr
losds a day for the next 50 years.
The Southern Pacific is building an
extension of the railroad from Sussn
ville to 'he lumber csmp which lies 25
mtles west and expects to. have it
completed shortly if the good weather
continues. A steel bridge is now
being constructed over the 100 toot
span cf the Susanville river.
J he lumber company, through the
effor s of Flecher L,. Walker, treasur
er, and J. B. Bray, manager, nas
bought and laid out a townslte for the
employes ar.d 250 houses hsve already
been erected. There are about 90U
men in the camp at present. One hun
dred and 25 carpenters are engaged in
the work of building the town which
has teen named Westwood. It is ex
pected that 3000 employes will reside
there within the next year.
Six hundred cars of lumber are ready
for shipment as soon as the railroad is
completed and 4,000,000 feet of timber
has beep cut and used in the buildings
erected which include two churches,
an opera house and school houBe in ad
dition to residences. Sixty children
are already attending school there.
All this work has been accomplished in
the past year.
While the physician of the company
went to Susanville to meet uis family
Messrs Walker and Bray put the
whole carpenter force to work on a
residence for them and upon the phy
sician's return, 18 hours later, ho
found a completed five-room house
ready for bis occupancy.
A mill ia almost completed which
will have a capacity of six band saws
and which will be"possibl.v the largest
lumber mill in the country. One of
the trees pointed out to Mr. Smith and
LeMastera measured six feet at the
IT WAS LONG HAUL
TO SILVER LAKE
! Freight Increased High
Cost of Living", Says
Bend bulletin: K. M. Cbrisrasn of
Silver Lake tells some tall tales of
freighting to hia town In the old days,
when a round trip from the Ualles took
about 40 days, and 4 cents a pound for
the 230-mile baul was usosl. Anyone
will admit that with that haul and
that freight rate, the high cost of liv
ing, not to mention the cost of high
living, roust bsve been nrettv steep
in Ctrismsn'a bailiwick iu the 90's.
The old trsil was by way of Shearer's
Bridge Bake Oven, Cow Creek, Bay
Creek, Prlnevilie, Bear Creek, Butte
and Button Spring, when Prinevilla
was the only town on the route.
Then, when the Colombia Southern
was built, freighting was done from
Sbsniko, a mere matter of 175 miles,
with a rate from 11-4 to 3 cents a
pound. Next wss Msdrss, as the Des
chutes roads built, and now Bend, only
88 miles distant. The present rale
j varies from 90 cents io f 1.00 a hundred.
Mr. Chrisman holds something of
s lo.ig-dlstsncc record as a postmaster.
He went into office in 1S91 and held
j the job until November 1, of this year,
when equal suffrage and democracy
gut in its deadly worn and he was suc
ceeded by Mis A. O. Martin.
GOES TO REWARD
Mrs. M. McMillan Passes
Away Formerly Con-
ducted Lakeview House.
Mrs. M. McMillan, a former resident
of Lakeview, died at Oakland, Cal.,
last Thursday, following a protracted
attack of stomach disorders. The de
ceased was well known here in Lake
view, and has many friends who will
be deeply psined to learn of her deatb.
She conducted the old Lakeview House
"before the fire," coming here from
Susanville, where she had also been
engaged in the hotel business. She
disposed of her hotel business here in
the late 90'a, going to Klamath Falls,
where she conducted the old Lakeside
Inn, and under her management in
those days the hostlery became aa well
known throughout Southern Oregon
snd Northern California as the White
Pelican is today.
In those days ths) business of the
entire county almost centered around
the Lakeside Inn, esys the Klamath
Herald. In its office were two staita
line agencies; the coming of the
steamer with passengers, from the
Pokegama line brought a dock near
the hotel. The office of the Wells
Fargo Express company was across
the street, the postotlice iiesrby and
the majority oi the stores were then
clustered in that vicinity.
The parlor was the scene of insnv
activities of that day, and the ban
quets held in the Lakeside Inn dining
room were the biggest things going.
In the lobby, buffet and parlors were
held many political caucuses and con
ferences that decided the fate of many
aspirants for office.
With the coming of the railroad the
business center ot the town begsn to
draw away from the river, and the
Lakeside Inn is now far from a cen
tral looation. In 1911 Mrs. McMillan
disposed of the hotel effects, and
shortly afterwards left for California,
where she has resided since.
Deceased was a native ot Canada,
and was about 65 years of age. She is
survived by three daughters, Marie
McMillan, who has lived with ber
mother, and Mrs. Sol Abrams and
Mrs. Ed Williamson, of Chioo.
Assessor A. I. Foster was called to
Salem lust week on matters connected
with the State tax commission. Owing
to the fact that Mr. Foater participat
ed In the mazy dances of the Sequoia
Club the evening previous, he came
near missing the train.
base and was 100 feet high and it was
estimated that between 15,000 and 20,.
000 feet of sugar pine timber would
be secured from tbia tree alone at a
profit of $400.
Wedding- Was Surprise
Chewaucsn Press: A qaiet wedding
oecored in Lskeview last week which
came as a great surprise to all the
residents of Psisley and vicinity. The
psrtlcipsnts were Mrs. Julia Griffin
and Mr. Kohn. Julia Griffin is the
oldest daughter of Mr. ana Mrs. E. S.
Wilcox of this place and the groom
although not a resident has been in
and around Paisley for the psst year
and is quite well known here. Mrs.
Griffin left for the county seat the
first of the week but not a word leaked
out of ber mlsson there. Mr. Kohn
has been at the latter place for some
Heavy Amounts of Foreign
Supplies are Withdrawn
Since Duty Removed.
Oregonian: Trading in the Boston
wool market id the past week, accord
ing to mail advicea just received, bss
been marked most prominently by the
withdrawal of heavy amounts of
foreign supplies from bond since the
removsl of the duty. Somewhat above
3,000,000 pounds of woo' go to mske
the totsl transferred during the period,
including the largest proportion of
foreign wool for months. The realiza
tion that the trade ia entering a period
of experimentation has not prevented
it from expressing belief thst the ex
tensive "waiting" period is now ter
Territory wool has been tairly active,
with a few sales of clips in the orig
inal bags. Individual sales are report
ed of 100,000 pounds Montana in the
origionl bags, at 18 to 19 cents: 30,000
oounds ot New Mexico, in the same
msnner, at a price which means 45
cents scoured : 50,000 pounds Montsna
bait-blood clothing, at 18 1-2 cents;
75,000 pounds Montsna fine medium
clothing, at 17 cents; 50,000 pounds
Idaho fine clothing, at 15 cents; 250,
000 pounds oi various grades and other
lots at a range of prices.
Removsl of the duty of foreign wool
bss had no immediate material effect
upon prices of domestic territory, but
scoured values sre slightly lower on
some grades because of the previous
sale ot the best lots. The quotations
are as follows : Fine staple, 52 to 54
cents ; half-blood staple. 50 to 52 cents :
three-eights-blood staple 45, to 46
cents; quarter-blood staple, 40 to 42
cents; clothing, choice tine, 48 to 60
cents, and ordinary fine and fine med
ium, 46 to 47 cents.
BE WAGED IN 1914
Statewide Campaign I n
Oregon Settled On For
Statewide prohibition will
issue of the 1914 campaign
Tne Internecine strife between the
temperance forces and the church de
nominations came to an end when the
c.n?stion of the 1914 or 1916 -ampaign
was settled for once aid all. At a
meeting ot delegates from the several
religious denominations held in the
auditorium of the Y. M. C. A. in
Portland, the matter was threshed out
with the result that the final vote de
cisively fixed the year 1914 as the yesr
in which to wage the campaign against
the liquor traffic.
This action clears the temperance
waters of the State. Many of the
churchmen bad previously been strong
ly insistent upon 1916 as tha proper
year for the statewide prohibition
campaign, with 1914 as the proper
year for the campaign for the repeal
of the local option law. The Anti
Saloon League had favored this plan
believing that more could be accom
plished by moving step by step. The
prohibition party and the W. C. T. U.
have long been pledged for the 1914
statewide campaign, however. As the
situation stood tha churches held the
balance of power for united temperance
organization. lTbe aotion of the con
ferences unites all these bodies for the
waging of the issue, for, with the
pendulum swinging toward 1914, the
Anti-Saloon League came In under
1 1 v iti I iiiiii .in iv
Exposition At Portland
Had one Thousand En
tries of Stock.
Portland, Or. (Special) Dee. 16
The Pacific International Livestock
Exposition flung open its portals at
the Portland Union Stock Yards for
the third time last week in Its annual'
show, with tne most brilliant and rep
resentstive field of entries in all class
es, individuals, herds and carload lota
that baa ever been, assembled in this
section of the country.
Portland was tho meeca for all live
stock men last week. The eyes of all
stockmen ot the west were focused on
Portland. Nearly 100U entries not
single animals, but individual berds of
varying sixes and on op to carload en
tries, were listed with the exposition
that made the value run well up into
Xa aggregate of 115,000 in premiums
were awarded. No exposition of ita
kind has ever sttempted to do ao much
tor its community, tor the country
tributary to it. or for the industry it
undertakes to foster. Thousands vis
ited the yards to see the world's finest
on exhibition and closed last Saturday
where special entertainment had been
provided for the school children and
teachers wbu witnessed the awarding
of the prize cops.
Clerks Will Proceed As
Heretofore In Conformi
ty With Old Law.
That all work in connection with the
registration under the new law is void
ana voters will hsve to register again
if they care to have a say in the com
ing elections is the information given
out bv Secretary of State Olcott. The
announcement in psrt says:
"Under the ruling of the circuit
court (there sppears to be no other
alternative tbsn for the County Clerks
throughout the stste to proceed as
heretofore in making all registrations
in conformity with the provisions of
sections 3447-3466, Lord 'a Oregon
Laws, as such sections appear prior to
the 1913 session of the Legislative
Supt. Guyot Is Making
Preparations to Con
tinue Work All Winter.
Fort Bid well News: N. E. liuvot,.
Superintendent ot the Modoc Mines
Company, is still in Pine Creek super
intending the 'sending up of supplies
to High tirade fur the winter's cam
paign. The vain on the 50-foot level
for a distance ot I'D feet is showing
continuous and strong, and at the
present writing they are drifting on
vein at the 100-foot level, are in about
75 feet and the showing is, if anything,
stronger and better than on the 50-foot.
We are also reliably informed that the
ore will average in valuee such as will
mske whst is called a high grade mill
The shaft at present is at a depth of
200 feet, and as soon as they have
proven up the continuity of the vein
on the 100-foot level tbey will drift on
the 200-foot level, and probably before
the winter is over sink at least another
100 feet. Their working force for the
winter will be 12 men. The appear
ancea are that this property has all the
earmarks of making a mine and with
good luck this winter the spring
ought to tell the story, as a fact.
The Lakeview C. L. S. C. will meet
at tha home of Mrs. E. D. Everett
Monday evening, December 22, at 7:30
P. M. Program; Roll Call, Current
Events, Subject: The Message of
CItbbV Art Pharvto. V Mian Viuin
Chapter VI, Miss Minnie Vernon,
Chapter VI, MIbs York.