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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND. THURSDAY BVatHTNO, . DECEMBER T. HOC
I fCytlzens Awure Government Of'
ficials of Hearty Support
In Irrigation Project.
PRIVATE COMPANIES MAY
CAUSE SOME TROUBLE
G Officials Have Much Praise for
' County and Are Anxious to
Carry Out Work.
i Hiii'dal DteMtete to The Jnornil.)
Klamath Kails. Dc 1, The largest
Catherine Of the cltlsens In the history
of Klamath county took place at the
.court house at Klamath -an yenmrauj
. nftftrnnnn In a. masVfl meeting to greet
the government representative on the
proposed plan or government .n
in Klamath county. -
The meeting was called by N. B. Mr--Tlll
of Merrill promptly at the hour of
the call and the building was packed to
the doors and standing room was taxed
to Its full capacity.
The purpose of the meeting was to
'hear what Chief Engineer Newell of the
"'reclamation service. Chief -Attorney
Ulen. Expert en Soil and Alkali Meana
'and Coast Surveyor Llpptncott had to
'tar on then- finding In thla county, and
to assure the government officials that
the people of Klamath county are with
the government and ready to aid Its of
ficers In the work of bringing nearly
JiiO.ooo acrea of sage brush land In the
various valleys lying below Klamath
Kalis Into cultivation.
Many obstacles He in tne way or me
project, and the government and a ma
jority of the citlaena, it might be said
practically all are trying to overcome
them and begin the actual Work of canal
Kor many montha the government
engineers have been at work In the
county, and the white stake of the ur-
' veyors stand all along the hillsides and
the valleya of every nook and corner of
eastern Klamath. The arrival of -the
distinguished par.ty above named last
JJaturday night was the beginning of the
"w-ork trf try to bring about a practical
. beginning of actual work. For many
month a private company has been In
' the field with acrapera and hundred of
hand building a ditch along the tden-
' tlcal course,' a part of the way chosen
by the government. It ha spent hun
dred of thousand of dollar. It assert,
and will not surrender to the govern
ment project until It- I fully compen
sated, dad- soma of the people allege
j that It wants a graft besides.
eieississl Of fleer Talk.
After the arrival of the government
representative Saturday night they held
an informal meeting with the citizens
at the court houae, and the matter waa
discussed at length. Chief Engineer
- Newell explained what th government
could and could not do. He was fol
lowed by hi staff of engineer and legal
advisers In the explanation of the gov
fitment position. Be stated that the
first thing was -water: he admitted that
' Klamath county had plenty of this
more tamn any other sect lota In the arid
portion or America, accessible .flar Irtl
gggBgBBi t ... I , I sgsnaws , .
at Ion. He said that titles.
claims, the character of the soil, th
amount of acreage, what the soli would
produce, the cost of canal and dike build
ing and a hundred other things had to
be taken Into consideration before the
government would act or before It would
even estimate what It would aoet an
aero to irrigate the lands. He said that
the lands irrigated in other places had
cost about t an acre, but he thought
from what he had learned through his
engineers it could be Irrigated in Kla
math county for much less.
The officers were informed by the cit-
lsons that they were in hearty co-spera
tlon with the government project, but
many of them had signed contracts with
the private company, the Klamath ("anal
company, and would have to get re
leased In some way from thla.
Coercion May Be OSOd.
The question was asked the govern
ment legal adviser whether or not a
body of water similar to the upper
Klamath lake, and from which the wa
ter waa to be taken, and upon which
boats ware run was not a navigable body
of water in the control of the secretary
of war, who could prevent private com
panies from taking water from such a
body. The answer of the. government
adviser was to the effect that the matter
waa still an open question In a measure,
but from inference of one of the divi
sions ths secretary of war could pre
vent water being taken from the lake
for Irrigation purposes.
It Is openly alleged by the enemies of
the private company that the govern
ment will be appealed to in an effort to
prevent the. company from taking water
from the lake, and In this way It la be
lieved th private company can be co
erced Into selling out to the government
project at the actual cost of construe
tlon. The sense of the people seems to
be settled on a willingness to pay the
canal company Its actual outlay of
Then there are other complications.
The Little Klamath Ditch company has
boon In operation for years, and at pres
ent Irrigates several thousand acres of
land. This land lies under the govern
ment plan of irrigation. The Henry
Ankeny ditch is also in the same posi
tion, besides several other ditches whloh
irrigate an aggregate of 60,000 acres. But
tho representatives of all of these
ditches were at' the first meeting, have
been with tho government party over
since Its arrival and are attending the
meeting today full of enthusiasm for tho
federal project It is averred, however,
that when th settlement comes and the
buying or condemning takes place that
there will be many hitches In agreeing
The government party, accompanied
by a large number of representative clt
lsens. Including Judges Benson and
Baldwin, County Commissioner Merrill,
Joint Representative Shook, P. I. Foun
tain, J. F. Adams, O. A. Stearns. Jake
Rourke. W. W. Scott, J. W. Hamaker,
J. Soott Taylor of the Klamath Express.
Paul Do Laney representing the Journal,
tho only dally paper represented In the
party, and a party of railroad promoters
from California, left Klamath Falls Sun
day morning on the launch Bwauna,
Captain Bradbury In charge, for a tour
of lake Bwauna, lower Klamath lake, a
portion of Klamath river, and White
lake. The whole day waa spent on the
voyag. in whloh tho party was shown
the most magnificent body of water aald
to exist in the world so far as irriga
tion work Is concerned.
Th party was met at the lower or
eastern bank of White lake, throe miles
from Merrill, by team and escorted to
the town of Merrill. From this place
th following day th party proceeded to
Clear lake overland, and visited the val
leys of Poo, Xost It Ivor. lyHna-el. Alkali,
all large valleys and a number of smaller
valleys. These vanexa,are level plains.
t the same altlttJBe divided of hills
and mountains with convenient passes
through which water can be taken from
the Upper Klamath lake and placed at a
nominal coat upon ovary inch of the soli,
the load thus to bo reclaimed being of
the richest kind and consisting of at
least 250,000 aoro.
Of fleers Fun of Praise.
After seeing the country the officers
were full of prats for the future of the
country, and are anxious to carry out
th project. They assert that the water
la' more abundant, mora accessible, the
lands better, the' coat less than any
project yet undertaken by the govern
ment. At the meeting today a committee
was appointed to -organise under the
rules laid down by the government. It
is now up to the citizens to see what
can be done with those claiming adverse
Interests. When the cost of clearing up
titles and clearing away obstacles I as
certalned then the government will give
the neoDle the figures aa to what It
It is believed that the matter will be
carried out with speed. The people are
enthusiastic and are working with de
termination. The bitterness which has
been expressed right along against the
local company Is subsiding and th gen
eral sentiment at today's meeting was
in favor of settling the matter amicably
rather than coerce the company to
abandon its work.
the Columbia theatre, la brimful of
real fun at which you laugh spontan
eously. Baron Hohenatauffen, Imprea
alvely impersonated by Mr. Baume, la
an extremely lovable character, who
visits America, and finds hla fate in a
fair daughter of Virginia, taken charm
ingly by Mlas Counties. The love scenes
between this pair are complicated by
the baron's Inability to speak English.
and the artlessneas and Innocence of the
AT THE THEATRES.
"Tho Devil g Auction" Tonifht.
"The Devil's Auction." whleh was to
have appeared at th Marquam Grand
theater last night, was forced to can
cel It engagement owing to the train
from the east being delayed, tne com
pany arriving at 11 o'clock. However,
the performance will poamveiy oe given
tonlaht. Those who purchased tickets
for last night's performance may have
them exchanged for tonight by applying
at the box office.
"Who's Brown?" Tomorrow.
William Morris, who for more than
five years was Charles Frohman's lead
ing man with tne umpire biock ana
Lvceum companies in New York, ha
fittingly chosen Frank Wyatf s new far
cical comedy. "Who's Brown?" which
will be th attraction at th Marquam
Grand theatre tomorrow and Saturday
night, with a special price matinee Sat
urday, f or a tour thla season. Of the
actors today who are starring; on their
own account, Mr. Morris Is one of the
youngest. Few stars are surrounded by
uch a brilliant company as th sup
porting caat In "Who's Brown?'' The
comedy is a laugh from the rise to the
fall of the curtain, and th great favor
with which it has been received every
where la a gratifying evidence that the
effort of William Morrl and hla capa
ble company of assistants are appreci
"Pretty Peggy" Coming.
Jane Corcoran, the youngest and one
of the most popular of th group of
stage stars, oomes to the Marquam
Grand theater next Wedneaday and
Thursday night in "Pretty Peggy," the
picturesque play by Frances Aymar
Mathews that created so much favor
able comment during it lengthy run
at the Herald Square and Madison
Square theater. New York city.
' Advance Sale Tomorrow.
Tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock the
advance al of seats will open for Rom
Melville, who come to th Marquam
Grand theater next Monday aad Tues
day nlghta In her famous success, "Sis
Hopkins." Nearly 2.000,000 people in
the past five years have seen Miss Rose
Melville In her famous character. Pur
lng that time she has played in every
state and territory In the United States.
In all the large cities several times,
and in all th bigger of the small cities
and towns; she has traveled over 200,000
miles by railroad and water.
Pretty Girls at the Star.
There are at least remarkably pretty
and talented girl on th program of
the Star theatre thla weak. Six of them
compos the musical organisation known
as th Austrian girls. Two of th
striking blondes in this troupe are cer
tainly like daughter of th gods, dl
vlnely tall and fair. Th Garrlty sis
ters differ' from most other soubrettea
In that they thoroughly understand
their business. Th know how to dance.
Added to these attractions. Is the Mo
sart comedy four, the famous quartet.
whose singing Is fully aa excellent a
Miss Coyle'a Last Week.
Farewell is a solemn proceeding, and
although Kate Coyle's beautiful volo
doe much to soften It. It cannot dis
guise th fact that this Is th popular
contralto's laat week at the Arcade the
atre. For many months this beautiful
cantatrlca has charmed th Arcade audi
ences, and today ahe Is perhaps the best
known singer In th city. She closes
her lengthy engagement at the Arcade
theatre with a laat performance on Sun
day evening, and Is singing aa her fare
well song "The Mansion oi Acning
"Mush" and the Tumbler.
The two big extra sets at the Grand
thla week are the Mangeans, undlsput
edly the greatest acrobats in th world,
and th delightful skit which Rawles
nd Von Kaufman, th celebrated come
dians, are doing this season, called
"Mush." These are top-liner on th
greatest vaudeville circuits in the world.
and their appearance here on the same
bill la a very unusual theatrical event.
All th number thla week are up to the
highest standard, and no patron of
amusements should neglect seeing this
week s show.
A Very Entertaining Play. j .
There's a whole lot of difference be
tween something that 1 really funny
and tome thing broadly farcical. "The
stew Dominion." ranntng this week, at
THIS STORE NOTED FOR THE &BST GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES"
Bargains for Friday and Saturday !
The goods that we handle and offer for sale are not to be compared with the class of merchan
dise made for bargain counter. The ladies who shop here are well aware of the above fact.
Fix This in Your Mind
Men's and Boys' fancy laundered Shirts, worth
50c, 75c and $1. Take your choice Fri
day and Saturday for 35e
Ones valued up to 50c. Lour choice for. 25
SEE OUR NEW
Special at 95c, 75c, 65c and 55
Get Our Prices
On Mohair Lining and Dressmaker's Findings.
.Ladies' Wool Golf Vests
Life preservers ; standard value $1.50.
Your choice 38
The $2.50 grade, all colors, for 69
All-wool, sizes 5 to 8 'a ; 35c and 40c values.
For Friday and Saturday 19ft
See our Ladies' Flannelettes at 95c, 87c. .50
Ladies' Corset Covers, values up to 50c.
Take your pick for 25t
Be sure sad see the bargains in Muslin Gowns, Skirts, Drawers all handsomely trimmed.
White and Colored Blankets
We have just cleaned up several lots of White and Colored Blankets Mill Remnants at less
price than the cost of the raw wool. Come and see them.
Never were such values offered by any house
ruffled Swiss Curtains, the pair 95c, 65c,
JBc and 29
Handsomely trimmed Battenburg and Antique
lawn $2.25. $1.63, $1.38 and f 1.29
See us for Gold Medal Table Linens, Eider
down Quilts and Comforts.
Heavy Fleeced Shirts and Drawers, ribbed and
plain; standard price 50c. Friday and
Children's All-Wool Tam O'Shanters, all
colors.' To close..1, 15
Slaughtering prices on Women's Rustproof
Corsets. The stock must be closed out, as
we have accepted the agency of the Thom
son Glove-Fitting Corset.
Indian Robes, worth $6.50, cut special
fjj THIRD AND
Bijou's Mud Modeler.
"Spat" coes a sob of mud, and undr
at cNamee'a wonderful finger it become
almost animated. He' at the Bijou, of
course. Lydell and Butterworth pre
sent brand-new steps and dances. Just
to look at them means a big laugh.
They're different from any other teem
on the circuit. 'Two Little Boys" is
Parl Grayson's song for the week.
At the Empire Next Week.
1 "Darkest Russia" ia a play, th title
of Which plainly Indicates a dealing with
the latrlgues and misdeeds of the gov
ernment official of th caar's mighty
empire. This Ja an altogether merlto
riougf product Wm. with" a caat ot'very
unusual strength, an will doubtless
command well-deserved patronage at the
empire next week.
Bthel Whiteside, that charming vocal
ist, assisted by her two pickaninnies, at
th Lyric 1 making a decided hit. an
so is the entire bill, which is an ex
ceptionally good one. J Friday night is
gold night, and J IS at each per
formance, will be given away.
The Popular Baker.
Great crowds flock nightly to th
Baker to see one of the greatest bills
that the management has yet given th
public. The Onrl family la the highest
salaried act every seen In this city, an
is a show by Itself. The enUre blU is
Columbia's Neat Bill.
Don't forget that "Mistake Will
Happen," Charles Dickson's great hit.
Is now in preparation by th Columbia
stock company, and will be th next
bill, opening st th regular matinee
Sunday, December 4.
BIG TIMBERS TAKEN
BY GANG OF THIEVES
Nineteen piece of timber, each weigh
ing hundred of pound, have been car
lied away by thieves from the new Pa
cific Coat coal bunkers, at th foot Of
Agent Charles H. Olelm. when report
ing the larceny to Chief of Police Hunt,
"A big gang must have been con
cerned In this robbery, as no two or
three men could have lifted the Joists.
Then the timbers must have been
placed on trucks, and carted to th
river bank, where they were dumped In
and floated down to a point where they
Ten of the stolen timber were II by
12 inches In end dimensions and 18 feet
long. Nine were tl feet long and 6 by
IS Inches In end dimensions. They
must have been stolen at night, though
even then the thieves ran great rlak of
detection. The engineer discovered th
loss a few day a ago, and a watch was
kept for several nights before a report
was made to the police.
Mayor William has msde an employ
of the company a special policeman.
His duty will b to keep watch at th
bunkara now In course of construction,
to See that no more timbers are stolen.
JUDGE H0GUE WOULD
STAMP OUT VAGRANCY
John Coleman and John Hogan, ar
rested by Detectives Vaughn and Hell
yer. have been sentencd by Judge Hogue
to 90 days' Imprisonment. They bad
pleaded guilty to being vagrants.
"I am tired of seeing the same men
brought befor m every day," said
Judge Hogue. "I have tried hard to
get a rockplle, but Chief Hunt does not
favor the plan. I am determined to
have the rockplle In operation If I
have to send every vagrant to Jail for
Coleman and Hogan war recently .or
dered to leave th city upon being re
leased by Chief Hunt, but they paid no
attention to the order and were found
upon the streets begging.
Music at Eilers.
Special Informal recital today at th
Rllerr Piano Mouse fine piano exhibit
Pianola, Aeolian Pipe Organ and Orches
i relic. Dally from 1 in l. not Sundays.
New Designs in Dining Room Furniture
jjf Extension TaWes
JjBKy Nowhere in the city will you find a larger line or a more sW
fljpVA exclusive lot of new designs. fEwfifr
Prices from $5 to $150 tjggp
" 1 1 "l 1 1 'I
THE UTILE -ATA TIME
a a i
I CIYURTZ SELLS IT
lain, -a aw
MOTHERS WHO ARB BUYINd
Allen Lewis' Best Brand,
1 1 1
sP awaf 'awL
Should, read this announce
ment. We intend to close
out our entire stock of Boys'
and Children's Clothing be
fore January 1. Erery gar
ment is marked down.
Former Price $2.60 reduced
Former Price $2.75 reduced
Former Price $3.60 reduced
Former Price $6.00 reduced
Former Price $8.00 reduced
Don't Delay Come at Once,
while our stock is still complete.
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