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OFFICIAL I'ArfflR OB
OFFICIAL PAPKB 09
Fourteenth Year No. 3799
1 RUNS AGROUND
AMOcliitnl Oil Steamer Strike Rook
toff Capo nlimro and Only Throo
of Crew of Fifty Am Reported An
Jtaved Cnptain Escaped
MAHSHFIELD, Doc. 20 Captain
Sawyor, (Inartormastor Kunklo, and
fioaoion Karl Dooloy aro tho only
known survivors of tho atoamor J.
Cbanslor. Captain Sawyor In In tlio
hospital at Dnndon, aufforlng wltli
pnoumonla as tho rosult of oxposuro.
It Is thought that all of tho crow
except tho throo abovo mentioned
were lost. Cnptain Sawyor said thoro
vroro 40 inon aboard. Throo bodies
have been found on tho boach and
others ora reported to hovo washed
athoro bolow Handon. Sovoral steam
ers aro standlnK by In tho vicinity
Marching for bodies.
It Is almost certain that Francis
J&ckxon, son of S. M. Jackson, pub
Usher of tho Portland Oregon Jour
ml, who shipped us second eiib
1? among th? lout. fj
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' BRANDON, Oro.. Dec. 20. With
but throo of her crow of GO nllvo,
so far as Is known, tho steamer J.
Chanslor, bound from Portland to
San Francisco, lay almost submerg
ed on a Jagged root off Capo Blanco
Tho stonmor's back woh broken
whon sho struck tho roof Thursday
night, according to Earl Dooloy, one
of tho crow who escaped. Captain
A. J. Sawyor also escaped nnd ono
other mombor of tho crow, namo un
known. Tho fato of all tho others
of tho crow of GO Is In doubt.
Dooloy was picked up lato last
night on tho beach In an oxhaustcd
condition. Ho was a mombor of tho
lone lifeboat that loft tho ship. Cap
tain Sawyor communicated with his
wlfo horo early this morning, Bay
ing that ho was safe and well. Tho
third party savod is said to havo
been tho ship's quartormaBtor, namo
unknown, who signed tho ship's pa
pers In Portland.
SAN FRANCISCQ, Cal Dec. 20.
Tho crow of tho J. Chanslor, list
ed with tho Merchants' Exchange
hero, shows 37 names. Any new
membors signed on at Portland nro
not shown. A tologram from Cap
, tain Sawyer was also received hero
hy tho suporlntendont of tho Asso
ciated Oil company, owner of the
vessel, but the messago contained no
additional details of tho loss.
ONE FAILS TO LEAVE;
IS SERVING TEN DAYS
Oliver Jefferson failed to heed the
warning of tho court to lonvo town
Friday morning and In consoquonco
U serving a suspended sontenco of
ten days In tho county Jail. Jeffer
son was ono of tho participants In a
treo-for-all fight Thursday night
'which resulted in sovon persons bo
lag sentencod by Pollco Judgo Lea
vltt. Flvo drow Buspondod sen
tences on condition thoy lonvo town.
Jefferson was tho only ono who fail
ed to leave. In addition to tho ten
days, ho has flvo days coming In
Hou bt tho fine, an additional part
of tho sontenco, which ho has not
Time for entering plea to a chargo
of assault with Intent to kill was ox
tondod yesterday by tho circuit court
In the caso of Mrs. Mlnnlo Nicholas
to Monday, Docombor 22.
SENATE PASSES CUMMINS
RILL; VOTE 40 TO
WASHINGTON, Doc. 20. With
its nntl-strlko provisions Intact tho
Cummins railroad bill passed tho
Sonato today, 4C to 30, following ro
loctlon of LaFollottes proposal to
continue govornmont control two
Aftor nasslnc tho bill tho Sonato
adopted a resolution providing for a Miss Myrtle Ess, toucher at Plov
Tecesa of Congress until January, Bna, -Is spending the week end hero
WELL KNOWN MAN
W K Soehorn, well known fuel
denier, wait suddenly stricken with
apoplexy at his homo about noon to
day Dr. O. H Morrymnn was called
and ho reports that tho stroke woo
apparently light Tho patient regain
ed consciousness In a short whllo
and unless complications dovolop, It
Is tho physician's opinion that ho
will soon recover.
DIVORCE 8UIT FILED
Suit for dlvorco has been filed In
tho circuit court by Lottie Jones
Schonschln against Joss Schonschln.
SUITS ARK SETTLED;
On motion of plaintiff tho dlvorco
action of Lulu Kinder against Owon
Kinder was dismissed by Judge Kuy
kendall In tho circuit court yester
day. Tho court was Informed that
tho parties havo effected a reconcili
ation. Tho suit of Martin Martinson
against tho Modoc Lumber Co. to
collect wages has been dismissed.
Settlement was reached out of court
by defendant's payment to plaintiff
of $90, tho approxluiato amount
MERGER ELECTED IN THE
FIFTH WISCONSIN DISTRICT
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 20.
Victor L. Uorgor, Socialist, today Is
again ropresentatlvo-olect from tho
Fifth congressional district; having
dofented tho fusion candldato yes
terday by a inujorlty of 4800 votes.
Louis Ifoagland returned homo
last ovenlng from Portland, where
ho has been on business for tho past
Manager Al Short of tho White
Pollcan Hotel Is busy theso days pre
paring to play Santa Claus to both
tho guests and servants of the Hotel.
Miss Agnes McCornack of the O.
A. C. and Miss Mary McCornack of
tho Oregon University havo returned
to spend the holidays with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. McCornack.
Miss Barbaru Ooeller Is expected
home tomorrow evening to spend
the holidays with her parents.
Miss Alice McCourt and Mr. and
Mrs. George Watt and family left
this morning for San Francisco to
spend tho holidays
Miss Lois Badger, Miss Avis
Dougherty, Mrs. Golderi Lincoln and
Miss Mary Daggendorfer left this
morning for Portland to spend the
holidays with friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall of San
Francisco aro ovor holiday guests at
the White Pelican hotel. Mr. Mar
shall Is a returned soldier.
J. P. McAuliffe of Fort Klamath
Is registered at the White Pelican ho
tel. Mrs. Lottie Agee, who has resided
at McCall, Idaho, has arrived in
Klamath Falls to make her home
near her brother and slstor, Dave
Lennox and Mrs. Roams of "Tho
Shasta." Mrs. Agee was in Portland
during tho cold spell last week and
describes tho conditions following
tho freoo as most distressing.
George A. Llsk loft this morning
for Redding, to which point he has
shipped his car. Ho will bo Joined
thoro by Mrs. Llsk and their two
young daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
D. F. Lawton of Fort Klamath, when
thoy will go on to Southorn Cali
fornia to spend tho winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Poto Bonor aro horo
from Pine Grove on a shopping ex
pedition. Mr. nnd Mrs. Tom Lynch of Mer
rill nro visitors hero today.
Lloyd Alford nnd family nro hero
to spend tho holidays with his par
ents, Mr. nnd Mis. R. A. Alford.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Martin of
Poo, Vnlloy woro visitors horo today.
Clarence Montgomery is homo
from tho Orogon Agricultural col-
Uogo for tho holidays.
George Watts and family and Miss
Alico McCourt have gono to San
Francisco for tho licl.davs.
Charles Adams Is i I .ulnoss vlsl-
,tor from Pine Grove to4ny,
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON,
"DO SOMETHING STOP WRITIN' NOTES!"
SALEM, Or., Dec. 20. Deposits'
In the banks of Oregon on November
17, 1919, totalled $306, 330,743. 22,
according to a report prepared by
Will H. Bennett, state superintend
ent of banks. These deposits show
an Increase of $17,889,419.29 over
September 12, 1919, and $79,949,
039.78 over November 1, 1918.
Deposits hi Portland banks at tne
tlmo of the November call, as com
pared with the report issued by Mr.
Bennett last September, show an In
crease of $4,890,626.33. Salem, with
an Increase of $1,168,755.31, has ad
vanced to second place, passing Pen
dleton and Astoria. Eugene, Baker
and Tho Dalles retain their old po
sitions with increases in deposits.
Klamath Falls has advanced from
tenth to eighth place, with an in
crease of $862,759.86, passing Al
bany and Med'ford. Oregon City re
mains in 11th place. Corvallls has
moved from 14th to 12th place, with
an Increase of $516,427.39. Heppner
has advanced from 24th to 21st posi
tion; Grants Pass from 25th to 23d
and Ontario from 28th to 24th place.
Dallas has been aaded to tho list
of banks having deposits of more
than $1,000,000, while Vale and En
terprise appear again after falling
below that sum in September. De
posits of tho 35 banks in Oregon
having deposits of more thnn $1,
000,000 each aggregate $'265,749,
438.85, according to the November,
1919, report. Three more depositor
ies are listed than at the time of the
previous call In September.
PASSENGER .TUMI'S RAILS.
REDDING, Dec. 20. Five, cars of
the north bound Southern Pacific
passenger, No. 54 were derailed neir
hero early this morning. No passen
gors were injured.
N 8TH PLAC
ONOr 6 MCIRE
The larger part 6f the tonnage of
all- railroads Is transported over the
highways in part of its course of dis
tribution. A highway is built for utilitarian
purposes oniy. because of tins a
toad repair is made when necessary,
If the highways are to be 100 per
cent efficient it Is very essential that
the traffic be not obstructed by
MaiJ, parcel post and express ser
vice is as important in winter es
summer. The transportation of coal
and other fuel is more important in
winter than in summer and upon
main market roads and mail routes
It is Just as essential to have them
fiee from snow as It is for railroaa
tracks to be free from snow.
Therefore there must be a method
and organization for repair, main
tenance and the removal of snow or
other obstructions at the same time
the road is opened for traffic.
The same state highway organiza
tion which is used for maintenance
npd repair should be used for snow
If there were little or no demand
for traffic during snow weather, the
cost of snow removal would be Justi
fied anyway. If snow be permitted
to melt on the road bed it tends to
soften the subgrade and foosen the
base under the wearing surface. Evi
dences of these damages may be seen
after heavy snows In the late wint
er and early springtime.
It snow is not removed on a trunk
highway, the traffic will gradually
break Its way through when thaw be
gins. The traffic will create one or
two sets of ruts or tracks'. The con
stant tracking in the same rut pro
duces disastrous results to the road
surface, making repairs difficult
A larger percentage of road re
PORTLAND, Dec. 20. A
special dispatch to the Port
land Telegram from Washing
ton says that Representative
Slnnott todtfy Introduced a bill
prohibiting leasing of govern
ment lands on Upper Klamath
Lake to power corporation In
terests and further providing a
survey to ascertain how much
land is reclalmable by diking or
drainage, and providing home
stead entry with pretence to
soldiers and sailors but barring
conscientious objectors. A bear
ing on the bill is scheduled for
A list of cars burned in the recent
fire at the White Pelican garage has
been compiled from the records of
Gordon & Lee, proprietors. There
are 27 cars on the list submitted by
Fire Chief Miller. It was reported
that 29 cars were burned, but the
records show two less than that
Following is the list: Insured cars,
J. H. Driscoll, Buick; W. K. Brown,
Buick; Wood Curtlss Co., Autocar;
S. J, Chaney, Bulck; A. M. Hatha
way, Overland; C. T. Darley, Chev
rolet; Qhas. B: Qtey, Hupmoblle; K.
Sugarman, Cadillac;; Con Black
McSkaddon, Westcott; Miss Twyla
Head, Dodge; Hosley-Coe, Stearns;
uninsured cars, Klamath Falls-Lake-
vlew stage, Oldsmoblle; State of Or
egon, Ford; N. S. McClory, Oldsmo
blle; William Bray, Reo; L. Jacobs,
Reo; Rex Bord, Haynes; C. J. Fer
guson, Hupmoblle; Miss Maude
Baldwin, Bulck sedan; Klamath
county Winther truck; J. A. Gordon,
Ford; F. T. Nelson, Studebaker. Be
sides these the cars of Arlle Wor
rell and Elmer French were burned
but are not listed as insured, and
two cars, an Oldsmoblle and Buick,
are listed, the identity of whose own
ers has not been established.
BACK IX BUSINESS
Joel T. Ward, one of the former
well known Klamath Falls realty
dealers, who temporarily gave up
this calling during the war and an
Bwered the call for increased food
supplies by farming a tract of land
in the Malln district, has returned
with Mrs. Ward to Klamath Falls
and intends to resume his original
business. He believes that the fu
ture of this great section was never
so bright as at this time and that
the only limit to the country's pro
gress will be the amount of help that
can be secured. Farmers through
out the Malln section, he states, are
all planning to improve their ranches
during the next few months with
better houses, barns and equipment.
OREGON: Tonight and Sunday,
rain;' warmer tonight In the east;
moderate southerly gale.
pilis are due to winter Ir.ift'.c than
to summer traffl3 This Is duo to tho
neglect of highways during snow
IS CARS WERE
Price, Five Ceaitf
Organization Boosters, Few In Na
ber but Strong In Spirit, Get Wett
Under Way at First Moetiag
New Committees Are Appointed.
' Although several speakers ex
pressed disappointment at the small
attendance at the reorgaization meet
ing of the Klamath Commercial
club (which, by the way, according
the decision of the meeting, Is to
e known as the Klamath County-
Chamber of Commerce hereafter),
the most carping critic could not
have- found fault with the amount
of enthusiasm shown.
Every man present was a booster
and none expressed doubt as to the
ultimate success of th eoranlzation.
They buckled down to work, heard
ultimate success of the organization,
committee and a separate solicita
tion committee, and in the space of.
an hour had the Chamber of Com
merce plan well on its feet and go
ing strong. Then they adjourned
for two weeks. n! H . $&,
The effect of the suggestion ofc
E. IS. Elliot, supported by F. A.
Baker, that the name of the organi
zation be changed to the Klamath
County Chamber of Commerce, was-
electrifying. " - i ,-r t
"Now, you're talking," said one
member. "If you mean to act along
that line I'll Increase my member
ship right now from two to five
"I'll take two more," said anoth
er. Several men who had not sub
srlbed came in and the close of the
rally found that inside of five min
utes the reorganization fund was
close to $300 -richer. The total fund
Is now close to $3300.
Chairman, J. W. Siemens told tho
meeting that stories that the new or
ganization will start with old debts
unpaid are false. He said .there Is
one $7 claim for printing that he
heard of only yesterday. Otherwise-
the organization has a clean slate,
except that the chairman suggested
that Capt. O. C. Applegate, the sec
retary of the old oranlzatlon, should
be reimbursed for sums spent out of
his own pocket to keep the club
alive during the two-year war period.
The total due the secretary, Captain.
Siemens said, would be about- $300
or $400. f i
Business men who could' afford,
five memberships have taken one, it
was declared, and it was suggested
that the new solicitation committee
see some of these men and reason,
with them on the benefit to be de
rived from an active chamber of
commerce, and ask every man to
contribute according to his ability.
It was suggested by Mr. Elliot,
speaking as a farmer, that branches
be organized In all the leading cen
ters of the county, and this sugges
tion met with unanimous approval.
The following solicitation com
mittee was appeinted: Carl Plath,
J3ert Thomas, C. V. Holmes, George
Ulrlch and W. P. Johnson.
So certain did it become before
the meeting was over that the re
organization is going to be a suc
cess that an organization commit
tee was appointed, consisting of F. A.
Baker, E. L. Elliot and J. F. Ma
gulre to prepare definite plans for
permanent organization to be sub-t
mltted at the next meeting.
On account of the holiday rush it
was generally thought Inadvisable to
call another meeting until after
January 1. However, it was sug
gested that if the soliciting commit
tee could get immediately to work,
and if it raised $2000 or $3000 more'
In a few days, tho chairman could
call the meeting sooner.
HARVARD EN ROUTE
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 20.
The Harvard football team carried
the contidenco of all Nov England,
when they departed for Pasadena,
Cal., today, where thoy play the Ore
gon University team New Year's day.