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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (March 4, 1919)
Ei?g lEuenf nn itentld
OF KLAMATH FALLS
OF KLAMAIM wunu
Thirteenth Year No. 3,560
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1919
Price, 5 cent
pidCT MAN OF STATE
FIK31 ivinii vri
IS III HIS POST
Governor Jus. Withysombe
Victim of Overwork
at Last Surrenders
MS GENERAL BREAKDOWN
Although III for Seterwl Moulin,
Ihul Ikrn AllenillliK to Official
j)uir t'..ape nml Ik-alli Iiwt.
Kiniliig Khortl) After 10 o'clock
Wm I'iioxims ml Family at Hel
(kleur Hliiiketi .Man
The tituin of Oregon han been
plunged Into deep mourning today
by the iipus of tho death Into last
iitnlng of Coventor Junius Wlthy
combe, Itn war governor, and ono of
the grumli'M men o( Its history.
Gorcrnor Wlili combo has been In
low slnte of health, following a'i
Itneral breakdown several mouths strong advocate of business eff Id-1 "All that Is necessary to cniibo au
to, and innii) have feared that ho oncy and economy and thu snccesB- tomobllo tourists to swarm to this
mlihl not llvu to finish his aecoud.ful Introduction of hs Idone nlong greatest ploce of natural scenery In
term as chief oxecutlvn. but hla col. these lined In the nocrctaiy'r offlco the world In a good road to It."
Upe ami death last night was very
The governor had been working
f Kovcrnur. in tho record ot tho
itato, which ranked high In volun-
UnVRIixoii jamkh WlTHVC'OMIiK
Who Hinl M .Salem I.UM Nljjlit
enlUtmoniH, money contrlbu
'on8 "nil lion.1 buying throughout
I "'"e'ecii inonthN of warfar-. ht'a
,11. RUl'llnK l1'""1' u was on hi.
hh u.ir ,..,. t.-. ,t
"lMld WlllLiiit dlfflcultv hv Ore.
- n....j,iiiri inniine was
tTo,.r'i""l,llc"im ln u,n lDls ,e-
Doi!!arirr' Cll,,e,lt"r. breeder ot lm
Wed livestock, stato veterinarian
kbhomt on bills during tho day He n-iMlrrn and moro efficient Pielhod- put up to tho people tho proposition
CI..P. , ,Z i awlj VUciful. " the Imirtllng of the vast buslnes, of permitting the counties to tax
If hortly all ., OnVlork uTIum "' l.-t did mi at a big sav , hemselvos up to 6 per cent of theJr.
J inorny nfler 10 o clock last night. . , mwcasoil vnluntlon for roads. He
Jsme. Wltlom.nbe won Oregon'- . 'B."t' ""'" ?f "" ".' " ! u.ollll, Mkn , l,vo mudo It 10 Per
"e Mnorlmn, ,""! ' ',lroc,0,r of thc.nnd who Is now off on a furlough,
'ombehn, , ' utfttl(' "' WWv-'camo In Saturday night for u visit
In tho afr i , ,,umo ,or n,mse,t lth hl.s alBtor, Miss Florence Rliil- which the lane is locatea, h is Pos
,,. ., llrH ot M fhoscn state, for n, r n.u mv. ti.o vouiik man wub slblo that tho govornmont can bo In-
.... " f0,ty 5:b,"-h beforo ho waa
m.j. j J'.enrH neroro
Ki!W ox-vo. An
"wBunor "v""- An urogou and .pent five monlliB in a oaso iiob
"nJ rcco''tly remurked: ultal. He will bo hero for about ten
iioiiKlit to rlillcula him n i;o1 dual
by calling lilm u horno doctor, hut If
IiIh practice nn it veterinary wan ro
npoiinlhlo (or hln nhnuiidnnl ucquliil
(Ion of horno nenno, u rourno In hiirnn
iloclurlug ought to h inadu an on-'
Bolitlal qualification for governor by
111m frlondn call the Wlthyi-omhn
regime "n roinmon nonno ndmlntstra-j
Horn In England, at Tavistock,'
March SI, INC 4, Jamc Wlthycombu
Jlvcil thorn until ho wan 17 yearn or
nnii niidu mi ciiiiiu iti Aiiiurini, jiu
was ntUicntiMl In thn public nchootii of
England ami by private tutor. In '
1876, four yearn after ho rnimi from
Kl,"'"nt1' t', youl"t fnrmcr married1
L.bel Carpenter or Farmltigloti, Oro-
Ron. Three sons and ono daughter J
wnru ,,or" t0 tnflm' nml "l(u "' thn
nmn citlMr,i ( rvlcii of hlHJ
country noon after thu outbreak of
tho war, 1
Following hln successful breeding
'of livestock, cattle borncn and nheep.j
'which brought hlui prominence u,
ono of tho inunt progroenlvu farmer i
of Oregon, thn future governor en-'
torcd the nervlcn or the ntate In 1889.
nn .into voterlnurlnn. lie nerved un-l Senator lloldwlu has ulready open.
til 1898, when ha hecniue director of,ed the campaign for the enactment
tho Oregon experiment .tailon at the
Agricultural College. In 1911 hu was
Ami elected governor of Oregon.
Tho honorory degree of Master of
Agrlsulluro wun conferred upon Mr.
Wlthycombe by the Oregon Agrlcul-
tural College, while he wan director Mw w wcnt ,o port,ana whrc
there At various tlmcii tie acted as; ,)c (rew )U MBt ,, lno rlnR nnd
trustee of tho Oregon Academy of ,,,, ,,, ,,,,,,, of .or,Und wnut they
Science, nocrotnry of the Pacific Wool ' 0Ught (0 j0 Und what the people of
(1 rowers' Association nnd president J Eastern Oregon wanted. Tho folio w
of the Northwest Stockholders' Anso-g front tho Oregonlan Is a sample
J.IIaH ll.m U'MB Ml. ll.l(llt f fit,. Tit'
Ho was chairman of tho re-!
luuhllcan county central committee of.
Washington county for two years,
'and was n membor of sevqral frator-
nltles and frutcrnal organUutlonn. I
lion W. Olcott. who will succeed
James Wllhycouibo a governor, Is
eminently fitted for thin high posl-
Hon by natural ability and lon ox.
imrlenca a secretary of ntate. Ho la I
probably one of tho best known and
il(.it uued men In tho stnto today.
As secretary or stitc ho has Hindu
a remarkable record and has won n
...... ...vi.i.1.. r...,..i..iim. f..r offi.
rlency In thto Important and over-,
i--,i ttir., it i... nin-nva be'on
.han won much favorable commendn-
tlon from leading business mon of tho
slate He not only Introduced many,
..rnn.i l.nrk .nn monev Into tho stnto
treasury from hln seml-annunl iip-'mlttec. in the senate were friendly
proprlatlon j to tho plan, but Sonntor Ira C. Bmltli
Mr. Olcott was appointed Secretary of Coos Hay threatened to fight ll If
of StMo by tlovornor West April 17., 10 l'r cent was Insisted on Tho
1911. following tho death of Frank measuro passed the senate by .,
W. Ilonson.. It wna hln appointment votes and wont thru the house almost
by and friendship for a Democratic unanimously. n.o inouurc Is re
Oovo no that won him the anUgo,,. ferre.1 to the people for npprova
., of some of tho leaders of tho' '"".ore ' n county In central
Itepubllcan party, but .. a member Oregon that will not boost this mens,
of tho State lion d of Control, with " on tho ballot." continued Sena.
Igove nor and state trennurer, ho tor Baldwin. "They wn good roads
did, not always .Id. with Mr. West nd nro willing o tax hemselves to
but maintained hln own Independency , wt the.... n Kl.m. h county we
i .i ., .. iinnortniit have n road association with COO
question of slnte policy exercised tho
balance of power between n democrat,
governor and a republican treasurer.
s. . . , . i . o,.n,i
Mr. Olcott wan elected to succeed
himself In November 1912 and again
In 1910, receiving en enormous voto
at each election. I,ast November ho
was a candldnto for tho republican
npmlnatlon for governor and along
with .oven or olght.othois wna defeat-
od by flovernor Wlthycombe. Ono
of tho main nrguinonts used ngnlnnt
tho cundldacy of Mr. Olcott at that
time wiib that ho was too good n bo
crotnry of stato to lose
WAR HERO HERE
ON SHORT VISIT
Herman R. Chrlsman who has been
lu tho 01st division of tho -301st In.
fn. iv in Fran during tho big wnr
,vn...,.i,i in thn battle of thotArgonno ,
"""-"" - ". :
BU8y preaching Now to Peo-
pie in Portland
THROWS HAT IN RING
Senator It lolloping t' UN Acth
liy In 1-cgUliitiiro by Taking Off
II U t'uat In Portland Tcllt Folkn
What (Jood Road Will Menu In
Opening up Klmuntli Country.
Into law of hln amendment to the
stnto coiistllutlon, which permits
counties to oto bonds up to nix per
cent of their asHcnned valuation, to
bo used for thu construction of per
manent highway.1). Immediately' fol.
t Inultic tlm ntl Imiriilnnn t fif thn Inpia
of tho work tho Senator Is doing:'
iwnm.,, iimv ih in cnnitniizn tlm
tourist travel, the citlxens of Khmnth
county are ready to ralso 11, 000,000
to build a road from the California
"tato lino Jo Crater Lake. The auc
-e t eutorprlso .depends on
how the people of Oregon voto In tho
"I'oclal elcctlou Juno 3. J
"If wo aro given tho opportunity
to tax ourselves 6 per cent of the as.
'sensed valuation of tho county for
"ad purposes." explained State Sena-
"thore will bo Instead of 3K00 auto-
"llni going to Crater lake
',al". a I'nrado of 15,000 machlnen
. n. ......... .
enaior iiaiawin nau jum una on-
Jeit In nttendlug tho 1919
tho legislature nnd that w
1916 sosslon of
iih to have
cent and threo membors of tho com
members and they are anxious to
"' .' nl",r,ovo he mo"R rfe'
"We -have nssurnnco from Cnllfor-
' ' " wo ,,1,lld from th0 Btnt0
CurorniAvin build out from Its
()cnnert wl our r6nd.
)g thoro w ,)fl fln aM.ycar
botwMn Cal,rorn,a um, oag(ern
wwtern Qni,mi for otnor coun.
Hw w( connef, ,,, nnd a machlno
f ( dtia(,cg hru contrn, 0r0.
JenA nn( 0ience ,0 (ho Co,um.
bft UJvor hghwny( or t can R0
nround by Mpdford and up tho Pacific
highway to Portland. Wo will spend
a million If wo uro permitted to; that
Is what the people in my country
1 think It Is worth to tho community.
It is 30 miles fiom Klamath Fall, to
Crater Lake. Wo would also like to
build a first-class road from Klam-
ath Kails to Merrill, which would pass
thru tho flnost ulfnlfa land out of
"Tho government will pavo around
the lafco and, as tho proposed road
iuna up tho forest reserve within
ducod to build tho road thru tho for-
ost reserve, wnicu woutu save u.
Iboiuo money. Anyway, thore Is In
prospoct tho building of a standard,
IiIkIi typo of road right up to tho
lake, and when thin Is realized tho
people of the nation will begin to din
cover Hint Crater lake cannot he dc.
Hcrlhed In words.
"Tlioin Ih no reason why tho voters
ulifilllit tiril rillliriil'.t tif Mm niAnmirn I
for If a county docs not wish to avail '
ItHclt of the privilege It docs not cost I
a cent, wIick.'Jh It will enable hucIi
counties na wish to help themselves to
BEN OLCOTT IS
TAKES OATH OF OFFICE TODAV.
W1M, KTII.Ii COXTIXl'E AS
SECRETARY OF STATE AMI
DRAW TWO SALARIES
SALEM, March 4. Hen W. Olrott
In now governor of tho state of Ore
gon. Today he took the oath of of
fice and Immcdlatctly assumed his
duties an chief executive. He will still,
continue as secretary of state, and
draw both salaries. His determina
tion to do this places In his hands all
the powers of the board of coutrnl, ni
he will vote as both governor und
IlKX W. OLCOTT
Now (ioicr nor of Oregon
secretary of state, sb thnt his author
ity over all mutters will be absolute.
Tho new governor Immediately
plunged into a consideration of all of
tho bills thnt had not been disposed
of by his" predecessor. All bills that
uro not vetoed by tomorrow will bo
coma lawB. Governor Olcott has not
expressed' any 'opinion as to what dis
position he will mnko of tho meas
ures that will come bt'fore him for
consideration. Ho wilt have numer
ous appointments to make.
The successor to the lato Governor
WUhycombo to be chosen by tho peo
plo will bo selected at tho next gen
oral election, which will bo hold In
BOIilMKUS AM) K.UI.OHS WII.I- UK
ADMITTKI) FKKK TO FKTK IX
THK1IV HONOlt THIS KVKMXU
AT M(M)Si: HAI.Ii
Tho mnniigemont uf tho Mnrdl
Gras Intend this evening's foto to bo
In honor of our returned soldiers nnd
sailors, who will bo admlited froo to
tho dancing. Tho guests nro request
ed to como ln their uniforms.
Tho .usual big time will take place
again this evening In Mooso hall.
LENT SEASON TO
The Catholic church will solemnly
open tho season of Lent tomorrow
morning by mass at 8 o'clock and
distribution of ashes.
In the evening at 7:30 Rev. Fr,
Lovasseur will preach the sermon and
give bonodlctlou, after which ashes
will again be distributed,
I niniinn iimr :
uLUUlK) HAVL I
ing Has Been Averted
CAUSES MUCH UNREST
Hank Decide to Accept Xo Moro
General Fund Warrant Following
Otlkln' DocInIoii, Which Stirs Up
County Official' Slattern Smooth
ed by Getting Together.
Wlinl threatened to be a temuest
1 l. . ..I . . n-n1 ilmifii in i t-nlfAnnl tm
lanUn betneen tne county o!fl.
cials and the banks of the city. Last
Thursday afternoon a meeting of tho
bnnkers of the clt' was held, when It
wan decided not to accept any more
county warrants that were issued on
the General Fund. This stand was
taken on account of the opinion of
Judge Calkins ot Jackaon county,
rendered In passing on the demuner
in the Ward-Loomis"case. The con
tention of the bankers was that It
the decision of the Jackson county
Jurist was correct, then It was unsafe
to deal in General Fund warrants
and that the county should immedi
ately tske steps to meet the terms
of that opinion and Issuo warrants
only on the various funds as Indicated
In the budget; " -
When nowg of the stand of the
banks reached the county officials
there was consternation ln their
midst. Immediately an Informal con
ference was held by the County of
ficers but none of them would talk
for publication. The Impression was
gathered, however thnt the officers
felt that they had been Ignored by
tho banks and that they should have
been culled In for consultation before
such a step was taken. This Intim
ation was conveyed to the financial
Institutions of the city nnd unother
meeting was nrranged for, and this
was held Saturday afternoon, when
thoro wore present the members .of
the county court, sheriff, county
clerk, treasurer, district attorney and
representatives of the three bank.
After a thorough discussion of the
question. It w-as decldod that the
county would send tho district attor
noy to Medford for the pin pose of
taklug up with Judge Calklus a thoro
analysis of Jils opinion, so as to clear
up some doubtful points raised by
tho decision, For thnt purpose As
sistant District Attorney Wiley loft
Sunday morning for Medford, and if
ho finds that the Judge's opinion
convoys tho belief now existing here,
that there Is only ono thing for the
county to do and thnt Is to go on. to
a budget basis, then Mr. Wiley will
visit the county sent of Jackson coun
.ty nnd gather such data as mny bo ne
cessary to nid the county officers In
Inaugurating such a system.
The concensus of opinion, not only
among the banks but among tho coun
ty offlclnls nnd many loading citi
zens. Is that the budget system
should be placed In force. This was
tho opinion of Sheriff Humphrey two
years ago, but he could not prevail
on having tho change made.
Until tho matter Is finally decided,
Which will bo only a matter of a few
days, thero will bo no more warrants
Issued except on special funds ul
rendy in oxistence. If tho budget plan
Is adopted nnd It looks as If It will
be then the county will be on a cash
basfs from now on. This howovcr,
will apply only to the taxes of 1918,
which are just beginning to come In,
All money that will como into tho
hand, or tho treasurer on account of
tho 1917 taxes and thoso for prior
years, will go Into the General Fund
and bo used to redeem warrants In
the order In which they hnve been
.protested, but that from 1918 will ga
to the various funds as specified In
tho budget, and warrants Issued only
on those funds. For tho redemption
of old General, Fund warrants, a
special levy will be made In the bud
got each year until they are redem-
med. For that purpose a $50,000
levy was made this year.
The change win not result In any
Injury to warrant holders. Tho ou
standing wai rants will bo redeemed
Just an rapidly as If the budget sy
stem were not. followed, the only dif
ference being that there will be a
special fund for that purpose, whllo
tho current funds will bo used for
current expenses. It will remove any
question as to the value or market
ability of warrants, for tho money
will always be on hand to redeem
LKAVE FOIt WI'KIr
Mr and Mrs. J. M. Otsen and Joa
Olsen left this morning for Weed,
where tho men will do some work
on the big burner for the mill there.
They Installed the burners at the
Kwauna Box Company and the Klam
ath Mnnufacturlng Company here and
will .return again soon to put In the
new burner for the Big Lakes Com
pany. CORPS TO HELP
THE RED CROSS
KKL.IF.F COUPS, DECIDKS TO CO
OPERATE WITH KEI) CROSS
AXD MEMBERS WILL ACT AS
.. .. ,,'. , ,, . r, . ,i efitted. The latter clause was Insert
That the Woman's Relief Corps of , . . ., . ,. t - ,
this city will co-operate with the loc
al Chapter ot the Red Cross in com
pleting the quota of work assigned It.
was Indicated at the regular meeting
-f.Ln.e Organization iJst night, fol-1
lowing a lain oy secretary v. r. trf
rence of the latter society.
The ladles of the Cqps realizing
the need of getting this work done,
decided to put their shoulders to the
wheel and appointed hostesses for
this week as follews: Tuesday, Mrs.
Emnilt; Wednesday,, Mrs. Skllltng
ton; Thursday, Mrs. Martin; Friday
Mrs. Sargent; and Saturday Mrs. Mc
Three new members, Mrs. lone Ter
willlgcr, Mrs. Ruth Nlckolson and
Mrs. Amy Woeden, were initiated Into
Eleven delegates were selected to
attend the coming State convention at
The Dalles. Those selected were, Mrs.
Myrtle Martin. Mrs. Margaret Wlth
row, Mrs. Lynna Martin, Mrs. Jennie
Seehorn, Mtb. Anita Wright, Mrs.
Ella McMillan, Mrs. VcnlU Bunting,
Mrs. Henrietta, Brookfield, Mrs.
Louise Humphrey, Mrs. Eliza Fleet,
Mrs. Margaret Fleet.
ATTEMPT TO KILL
NEW YORK, March 4. Two shots
were fired at William J. Burns, a
celebrated detective by a woman
giving the name of Gertrude Worm,
worth, as he entered the Grand Cen
Neither of the shots took effect.
The detective declared that he did
not know her. She was takeu to the
Bellvue hospitals for observation as
to her mental condition.
LOCAL MEN BACK
FROM AUTO SHOW
E. W. Dunham returned'last even
ing from Portland, where he went to
take in the big automobile show- an I
nUk up the la'test ldeas'and 'ads In
thu automobile world. While In
I'friinnd he ndde'd the FrnnMlu cav
to hlj line of Studebakers ncd the
Chaiiners. "It was Uio blgcsst show
thev have had In Poitland,' std Mr,
Dunhnm, "and was tit tended by deal,
oi'-i end prospective I uyera from all
ovei the state. Jlo'o Cheyno of t.iU
count) was there and pirchnse,l u
tractor and plow, tx'id no doubt many
moic would havo visited tUo Shew
if we were connected up with Port
land by way of the Natron cutoff. All
tho tiutomobilo men look forwaid to
a big year, arid I know If wo can do
anything for them in the way ot good
roads that we will see hundreds of
visitor, here during the next season.
They are talking about Klamath ur
.thore, and our move to secede has
started thing, going, but whether it
will land u. anything remains to bo
booiii They are hard to wako up."
: STREET P
Resolutions for Mqre Im
provements Are Passed
'ONE REMONSTRANCE IN
Mills Addition Folk Hare Raised
Mwt of Funds to Insure City's Go
Jng Ahead flVlth Sewer There,
line Street Will Probably Be Paved
From Paiuc Alley to Eighth
Discussion and passing of reaolu
( tlons and street Improvement and
t allowing of bills occupied the most
or the time at the regular meeting of
the city council last night. The meet
ing was featured by the first appear,
auce of the new City Attorney, J. H.
Canialian. A resolution to improve
Pine Street from Third Street west
to Paln Alley and down to Main with
cinders, oil macadam or blthuiitlc
was parsed, subject to the revision as
ie lho rlocrtrtilnn f I Via npnnAi4riiMi.
)GU ucu Ik nua ouunu lual DUJUV VL
the property along the street might be
later shown to be of less value than
the improvement .gainst it. The
estimated cost'ot the Improvement Is
as follows, cinders $16,000 oil maca
dam, $10176.96 and blthuiitlc $!Jt
000. These estimates 'Include con
crete curbs and sidewalks.
A resolution declaring an Improve,
ment for Crescent Avenue from the
Eleventh Street .Bridge to Canby. on
Pantii- tn V ...2 on VTaet harlr aiFaln in
the bridge was adopted with the same
clause Inserted In the other resolu
tion. The estimated cost' or- this Im
provement for oil macadam Is $10,
924.85 and for light standard blthu
"Monday April 7th was set as the
date for hearing remonstrances on
both of these Improvements.
The money to Insure the.prellmln.
nry expense for the Pine, Street im.
provement from Third west to Eighth
Street has been raised and the work
on this Improvement Is expected to
go along as rapidly as the legal pro
ceedure will permit. It Is probable
that arrangements., lor parking for
trees will bo arranged on this resld:
j once street. - J.
A remonstrance was inea ag.uu
the proposed improvement with dad
ers on Grant Street west to the Ceme
tnry entrance by a number of the
property holders, those behind it ex
plaining that It had not been perscnt
ed at the regular date set, on account
of absence from the city of a number
It was pointed out that some of
the property which faced Eleventh
and Grant Streets was not worth the"
combined assessments which would
ensue. No action will be taken In the
matter until the cost of the Improve
ment is Jetermlned. The Council A
explained that the cemetary author!
ties were prepared to cinder the road
inside tl e gate this year and that It
was desired to make a road th.t
could be traveled to the cemetary in
all seasons , .
A petition for a sidewalk on Lewis
Street In Lakeside Addition was pre
sented und the walk will either b.
built ly tho resident ownrs or the
city nt nn early date,
nopicbontatlves from Mills Addi
tion ropoiled that the preliminary
money for the sewer lavtw"""1
there had been nearly all raised and
would be ready at the next Council
meeting so that tho legal steP w
SHIPYARD WORWgjS I
FAILING IN STRIKE
SEATTLE. March 4,--Th. ijj
break In the shipyard ittf&JJJ
today when " JjW gj
nnd 200 apprent cea, woo "'
on a strike returned to work tor,
snmo pay as before.