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KLAMATH I 'A MX, OREGON, TUKHDAV, .NOVITMIIKR 10, 1BS0.
Price Flvo Cent
Moose Hall Dances Wild
Orgies Council Is Told,
Stop Order Is Issued
Councilman llrnndenberg. Colvln
nnd Lavonlk. with Muyur Mriihlo at
llin halm, mnnniMl tli.i municipal
lilp of slain during Hit voysgn over
llin turbulent watnrs of elvlo dlscon
loot last lilnlit, nnil brought It anfo
nnd nciutitl Into thn port ot moral re
ctitude ami righteous ImllKiiittloti.
Tim meeting wait latmchnil with
nothing In thn offline except .the rog
ular monotoniitiH grind of huslnn,
payment of bills, building permits,
mil things llkn that, hut C. II. Hoi
omon, JupiI nhout thn Hum mont of
tliu citizen In thn counrll chamhnr
witrn getting ready to no homn, thrnw
un nxtrs, ration or two of funl Into
thn municipal engine, mill thn coun
rll began to function again with re
Vlolnllon if litvmry j
Mr Solomon's charge wan that
dsnres In tho Mooan hall wura ImliiK I
conducted In flugraut violation of nil
thn lawa of decency. Liquor, hn snldj
wan biilnjc no Id ami conauniril In
audi quantities that thn dances wero
eventually converted In wild oriel",!
something akin to bawdy bonnes In
fact, and that hn Hiroiially kunwi
that thn Mooan hall, when Ihemi
ilancm arc taking pUrn, wni no plscn
for any decent hoy, girl, woman or
man. Emphatically. rouragnously.'J
And conaUtently. Mr Knlomon rnvlew--d
rondltlon regarding thean dances.
inhibiting t thn same tlmn thn dn
tnesnor of a man who actually'
thought hn waa telling thn council
about a condition which thn council
as writ an hn. ahould havn discovered
or been apprised of a Ionic lima ago.
"Hun thean places right or revoke i
thn llrcnMt," advocated Mr Holnmon '
vehemently, and nt thla Juncturn
Councilman C'olvln Joined forcna wjlh
him, and both gentlemen went down
the' linn together In tho Interest of
danca hall dvcamry. I
M)or I:IaIii It All ,
During a long peroration touching'
upon hU devotion to duty, nnd thn
efforts ho had been making to plncn
morality In thn ascendency In Kla
math Falls, Mayor Htruhlo vouch
tared thn Information that ho did
not Instruct Jhe chief of pollen to
detail nn nfflrnr to tho hull because
hn waa of thn unalterable opinion
that If tho placo could not bo run
along decent lines It ahould not bn
perhtllted to run nt all, nnd Ihu nnn
night officer of whom city boasted
could bn used to bettor udvnntsgo In
other nightly actlvltlea, nnd that he
waa In perfect accord with Council
man Colvln'a demand that thn license
bo revoked I
"Thla criticism of tho city council
for durollctlon of duty la nil moon
shine," assorted thn mayor, "nnd It
don't bother inn nt all'" ,
Thnrniipou otiaued a research Into
thn momorlra of thn counrll nnd clerk '
to dntnrmlno to whom thn license had
heon granted, with thn reautt that '
not out) of thorn knew anything nhout J
n llronse having been grunted to nny
nnn nt any tlmn to conduct it dnnro '
In the Mooita linll.
Mayor No TrrpilrlmrtMin
Dnnclng. rnnllntind thn mayor,
waa aomothlng In which hn did not
Indulge, nnd of which ho did not
x!tnlly npprnvo, nnd Hint for thnt rea-
trhn hn novnr frequented thn Moose
hall. However, ho declared, If liquor
wna being sold nnd consumed thero
ho wan going to find nut nhout It.
meaning of course thnt hn wnued
Hm Informntlnn for thn protection of
thn public, nnd not tor tho satisfying
of nny personal deslrt.
Uiiiiim Will lh Stonped
Hovoral measures to nbntn hn ill
lagod Indorenoy woro stiRgMtnil, but.
guided by thn suggestion of tho
Itoverend C, F. Trlmldn ami others,
tho council finally decided to notify
tho officer of tho Mooho lodgo thnt
dances would not ho pormltted to ho
ImlU thorn In thn tuturo under tho
.. Describe An Orgy
Particular chargoa woro preferred
against dnnco hold thoro last Thurs
day njght, drinking, profanity, and
resultant moral lapsed being mora
open und flagrant thnn over hoforo.
'At tho snmo tlmo tho conduct of
provlotu dincoa hold thnro woro not
dlarouDtod. According to tnatlmony
ot four young man which Mr, Trim
bio aald ho had at hli dlaposal,
"everybody got drunk," hut this
ehargn wnn modlflod by Mr. Trlmblo
who nnld that tho Idea ot tho young
men monnt to convoy wns thnt n
great many ot thorn, porlmpn not nil,
had hocomo Intoxicated,
Hay JikIro Ih Icnlent
Incidentally, It was romnrkod, fol
lowing nnnthor vindication ot his
nuhlio nets' by tho mnyor, thnt If tho
M police Judgo woulfl do his duty nnd
jjjfc lno Tlolotors of tho hoozo law zo
Jlisteau 01 to, unu uiun iuuk oh u
30 duy snntnnrn for good mnnauro,
thern might hn nomii hopo of roduclng
thn bootlegging hualness In iho city.
This remark was mado by Mr. Holo
limn, nnd supported by William Trun.
nrstwhllu special officer, who Inti
mated thnt hn had prnvlously hud
oxperluncc hero In matters of that
Mil) or Kny Hn Wim On Job
This apparently opened up an av
enue for morn anlf vindication by tho
mayor, who detended his adminis
trations from 11m tlmn hn becamn
mayor down to tho mlnuto. tin wns
right nn thn heels of thn police de
partment men ovory day, ho said. In
his efforts to enforce local ordlnunces
and moreover hn had devoted mora
than n rightful share ot hla time to
public work for thn beggerly sum of
JIOO n month, lie wanted Iho pub
lic to carry their troubles to him and
to thn city council, uud particularly
In cases whern thn law waa being
aldestnpited as charged regard to thn
Moosn hall dances. Thn Itoverend
Mr Trlmhln replied in kind lie pat-
ted Mr Htrubln upon his honorable
back, and exchange of endearments
waa both touching and effective.
Jin commended the mnyor'a honesty
of purpose, and thanked blm for his
Interest In tho campaign against Im
morality. Again the mayor respond
ed, and pronounced everything ex
cept his own post mortem eulogy,
which, as onn man In thn council
chamber asuerted, would not havn
been at all appropriate, because his
honor was anything but a "dead
- Apply llin llmkeM
H Immured down, tho council de
cided unanimously to notify the
Moosn hall officials lhat dances
would no longer bo pormltted there
under thn present management
I in pro trim-n i I'rrmJfs
A number of building permits
were granted, tho cost of tho build
ings ranging from 'a $200 woodshed
to a JSf.,000 brick nnd stonn church
which will be erected by tho members
of tho Christian church.
II H. (Irlshy, Krnest llrown, nnd
Charles Jensen naked to bo permitted
to lay a sewer u distance ot 300 feet
north from tho corner of 11th anil
High streets, half of thn expense to
ba borno by thn property ownen
served, and the other half by the city,
tho city's shares to be paid at some
future tlmn. This matter was re
ferred to the city engineer, and If
feasible and the sewer Is laid In ac
cordance with thn provisions ot local
ordinances tho work will bo done on
soon as possible,
I'otltlons for sidewalk Improve
ments were heard, and several labor
hills woro paid, tho remainder of thn
mooting being devoted to matters of
not moro than ordinary Importance
(Hy Associated Press)
HAI.K.M, Nov. lfi. Tho sUto su
promo court toduy denied tho sec
ond petition for a ro-hcarlng for
Wllllnm Holhrook nnd J. K. l'nd
dork, convicted In Klamath county
on a chnrgo ot uiansliiUKhtor for tho
killing ot Owen T. McKendreo at
Dry I'ratrlo April 20, 1018.
Tho first petition for ro-hcarlng
was denied by tho supremo court
Octobor 6, ot this year.
Tho dofondants aru out on bonds,
nlthough under sontonco to statu
Grand Jury Probe
for Theater Panic
That Killed Six
(Dy Associated Proas)
NI$W YORK, Nov. IC Tho grand
Jury promises a full investigation ot
Sunday's panic In an east aide mo
tion plcturo thoatro in which six
ehlldron wero trnmplod to doath.
Tho district attorney snld today
that ho loarnod that rortnln thoa
tro employ "profcsslonul guardians"
to clrcumvont city ordlnnnco whlcln
prohibits small children Ironi nttond
jng porformancoB nlono,
Tho proprietors and Janitor ot tho
thoatro woro arralgnod today. It Is
nllogod thnt an oxlt was locked,
D BED T
Ingcraoll Asks for
Another Judge to
Try Murder Case
An affidavit ot projudlco ngalnst
Judge I) V Kuykendall has boon
filed by defendant In tho caso of tho
people against (lllhort Ingorsoll,
churned with tho murder ot Henry
Stoehslar nt Dairy last July,
Undor the statuto such action au
tomatically disqualifies tho Judgo
against whom It Is directed and a
now trlul Judge must now bo appoint
ed by thn chief Justlco ot tho state
Tho trial of the caso has been set
for December 10, Whether tho
change of Judges will result In a
postponement or not romalns to he
rj'hould thn trial go over tho first
of the year It Is likely to provldo tho
mrUdtn caso for C. C. Ilrawor, dis
trict attorney-elect, who will replace
District Attorney Duncan January 1.
(Hy Associated Proas)
ATHENA. Nov. 18. Premier Von
Uclos nnd his cntlro cabinet re
signed today as a result ot tho vic
tory of thn opposition party In
Hunday'a election. It Is said that
Venlxolos will leave tho country.
Tho ex-promler advised tho lib
erals to abide by tho people's ver
dict. Oeorgo Rhallls has been selected
to form the new cabinet.
ATHKNS. Nov 1 Troops fired
from a number ot points several
times to dlaperso mobs of after-
election rioters. Two persons wero
killed yesterday by shots, which It
Is said were fired by reactionaries.
Vonltolos received tho votes of
118 deputies In thn election. Tho
royalists received 2S0.
A very enthusiastic meeting of
the representatives ot various In
terests ot Klamath Falls wus held
at tho Chamber ot Commorco last
evening to listen to plana for n
housing campaign hy James Hot
land, lato of Havre, Mont., who has
had a number of years experience In
Mr. Holland outlined plans and
Iho accomplishments of a Home
Ilulldlng association with which ho
has been connected for seven years.
Tho committee looking after this
project consists of Captain J. W.
Siemens, I.oslle Rogers, O. I). Ilurke,
K. il.Uubb. II. I). Mortonson, A. J.
Vo)o,H. N. Moo, Dr. Campbell nnd
W. H. Kllngenburg, and they will
report at tho forum tomorrow noon.
Tho matter wilt bo further dis
cussed at the regular monthly moot
ing ot tho Chamber of Commorco
tonight at tho city hall. Any ono
Interested In tho housing problem Is
especially requested to ho present
tonight and glvo any Information
und help they can.
Granted By Council
Tho following permits wero
granted by tho city council nt last
Charles L. Janscn, to build n
gnrugo 1Sx30 feet, In Hot Springs
addition; J. T. McCollum, to erect a
building for tho Christian denomi
nation on block 12, lot 1, original
town, ot brick and stono, two stor
los, at u cost ot $35,000; Charles
Janscn, William E. llrown and II.
S. Grlgsby, to build a sewer begin
ning at Elovonth and High streets
and extending for 200 foot; Roy
Litton, to build a resldenco In Rail
road addition; Charles Pollock and
L. K. Hamilton, to orect a tramo
building In Hot Springs to bo used
as a skating rink; C. O. Johnson, to
build a store building In Iluena
Vista; A. H. Dowors, to orect a
framo dwolllng In Hot Springs; John
R. Rassmusson, to build a modern
bungalow In Nichols addition; W,
H. Todd, to build a gnrago In Hot
Springs; L. O. Arons, White. Pollcan
garago, to conduct and oporato a
goncral garago business In tho
building known as tho Haugor
building, across from tho White Pol
lcan Jiotol; Mrs. R, h. Roo, to build
n woodBhod In tho roar ot her resi
dence on Ewauna Holghts,
Thn Willamette military highway.
thn connecting llnkr between westorn
and southeastern Oregon, will bo
opened for through travel before
many moons, provided existing In
junctions against tho expenditure of
county money do not Intorfnro when
tho opportuno tlmo for beginning
road construction arrives.
This highway, now In an Impass
able state, loaves tho Pacific high
way at Goshen, I.ano county, Ore.;
and follows the Wlllamotto river
southeast, crosses the Cascades and
Into and through Klamath. Lake
and 'Malheur counties.
Wau Pioneer Trail
During tho early stages of devel
opment In this stoto this road, then
nothing moro than a trail, was much
In use. Today, It Is open to travel
from Goshen to tho Klngdon ranch
In Lane county, nnd from this city
to Crescent Iske However, tho road
has been neglected, steep grades
predominating and surfaco condi
tions being so bad that It amounts
to nothing moro than a wagon road
of tho worst description.
R. S. Ilryson, county clerk of
Lane county, following Instructions
of his county court, has written to
the Klamath county court, bis lot
tor containing a proposition for both
counties to appropriate a sufficient
amount to place the road In serv
iceable ahape, It being understood
that tho government will match
both counties, dollar for dollar. In
payment ot tho cost ot tho. Im
provement. HI Mile In Klanutli
Six miles ot Improvement work
will fall to this county. Lane coun
ty will bo compelled to improve
about H miles. It will cost ap
proximately $2,000 per mile, entail
ing an appropriation from this
county.. of $6,000, tho other $(,000
to bo paid by tho government. Lane
county will oxpend $14,000, but this
will not Interfere with tho project,
as that county has already spent
moro than J8D.00O. and recognises
tho necessity for the added oxpend
Ituro If tho purpose of the highway
Is to be served. County Jndge R. H.
nunnell stated yesterday that the
lotttt board la In accord with the
Lane county board, and that the
appropriation will bo forthcoming.
Hit Per Cent Griule
With theso comparatively modest
expenditures, engineers say, It will
bo posslblo to socuro a 6 per cent
grade, and alt other requirements
necessary to make tho highway pass
able for vehicles ot any description.
Furthermore It Is pointed out that
thero aro 600,000 acres of timber
land adjacent to this road, and that
as soon as It Is opened It will af
ford transportation for loggors, aid
In development, and bring rovenuo
Into tho county coffers from sources
which at present tlmo aro closed to
limitation. In othor words, vast
areas of untaxed lands would bo
placed upon tho tax rolls and con
verted Into profit-making properties.
tirand Scenic Route
This highway will shorten tho
routo between north and northwest
ern Oregon to Crater laku and
Klamath Falls, and It seems to bo
tho concensus ot opinion that the
scenery, hunting and fishing along
tho hlghwuy would make It Im
mensely popular with tourists.
In Illustration It Is stated that
tho distance from Portland to Cra
ter lake via tho Wlllamotto highway
would bo only 270 miles, cr a dif
ference ot 126 miles. Quite a sav
ing of tires und gasoline, many nuto
.Shorter to Portland
Again, from Portland to Luko-
viow, via the Pacific Highway, Ash
land and Klamath Falls, tho dis
tance is S38 miles, and over tho
routo which will bo afforded by the
completion ot tho Willamette mili
tary highway, tho distance would ho
only 418 miles.
Forty-six por cent ot Lane county
Is in national forests, national parks
and Indian resenros. Fitty-oue per
cont ot this county is coverod by
this description, This highway
would enable both counties to con
vert theso areas into profit-producers.
Lane county has seen tho wis
dom ot opening the highway, and
has already Bpont a largo sum ot
money upon It. Lane county Is
willing to spend moro, hut knows
that unless this county co-oporatos
with it tho road cannot bo com-
Tiletod. No chain Is stronger than
its woakest link, the people over
thero say, and ask this county,
through its commissioners, to pro
vldo a link that will onduro and
serve the object la view. Accord-
N 1 LAITT
Team Wins Third
Place Among IS
A telegram received today from
K. If. Tli oman, county agricultural
agent at Portland states that Kla
math county's livestock Judging team
took third placo at tho Pacific Inter
national Livestock show contest
among IS teams entered.
Dale West, son of L. A. West, a
mc rubor ot tho Klamath team took
third Individual placo among tho 44
boys nnd girls entered.
The highest team score was 1229.
Klamath's scoro was 11C2. Only four
other counties scored 1100 or over.
Tho Klamath team was composed
of Dale West, Dorothy Short and
Tho calves entered by tho Klamath
county boys and girls club mombcrs
pssscd under tho scutlny of tho
Judges yesterday and awards will bo
mado today, Mr. Thomai said In tho
ON STATE DEPT
(Hy Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nor. 16. Long
standing controversy between tho
Westorn Union Telegraph company
and tho stato department reached
tho stago of an open break today,
the company refusing to hsndlo any
further cablo messages for the stato
department except upon prepayment
The company stated that the ac
tion was taken or i re. ot de
layed payment upon messag .
Department officials assert d that
it waa an act ot retaliation for the
falluro ot the department to per
mit tho landing ot tho Wostern
Union cable at Miami, Fla., connect
ing with the British cablo from
South America. -
GENEVA. Nor. 16. Dangor that'
the league of nations may encroach i""ua " ?"..? ' wwpagun.
' , ' ., """""" " "' "' ,vlThls is about 85 per cent more thaa
upon tho Monroe doctrlno by consld-i, , ,, ,h ,,, , m,h.
ering American questions In the ah-
senco of the United S ates. which is
not formally represented In tho as-
sembly of nations here, was averted
many oy mo wuuarawai oi mo ro-.
quest by Bolivia and Peru for a ro-
vision ot their trcatlca with Chlto.
It is not expected that any other not go In meeting the persistent de
American question, with dangerous mand unless its properties are put on
possibilities will corao beforo thea paying basis in Oregon, enabling it
present session ot tho assembly.
MAT SALVAGE .
(My Associated Press)
MARSHFIELD, Ore.. Nov. 16.
Tho steamer City ot Topeka, it was,tlons in tho state is "less than noth
learned by wireless this afternoon,, ing."
Is on her way to Marshticld with 28 "Many of the extraordinary econ
men nnd two women rescued fromiomlc changes, particularly dn the
tho Jean of Arc. which went ashoro matter of wages for labor, vastly in
last night south of Dattlo Rock, off! creasing applicant's costs of opora
Port Orford. Tho Jean of Arc was! tlon and construction, experienced by
loaded with lumbor from St. Holons' applicant in common with business
to San Pedro. ' overywhore as a result of tho world
Th utrumt'od nrhoonor li rostlnir I wnr, which this commission has here
in shallow water, and may be savod.
IF millnd nff liAfnr.. nnnthor itlnrlii
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SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 16.
Abandonod by her crow, tho Btoam
schoonor, Jean ot Arc, is roported to
bo tilling with water after being
pulled off a reet at West Rock on
tho Rogue rlvor outlet in Oregon.
Tho tug Storm KlnB was dis
patched from Eureka this morning
to aid the foundering vessel, Tho
steamers Atlas and City, ot Topeka,
after rendorlng what, assistance they
could, resumed their voyages this
Tho Jean of Arc is being washed
toward, the shore f by. the. strong
southerly gale that Is blowing, but It
Is expected that the Storm King
would bo able to bring her safely
into tie KuroKa narpor,
Ingly, statos Judge Bunnell, the
Klamath county 'court will place la
the 1921 budget provisions for an
expenditure 'ot $6,000,, sufficient, It
is ostlmatedt to do tho work in ship
shape and Ihus ono moro spoko will
he Inserted Into the wheel ot prog
ress which Is continually revolving
and bringing thla county nearer to
tho stato at dovelq'pmoht Justified
by Its Immense resources.
An Incroaso In rates for telephone
service, tho maximum, new rate be
ing about CO per cent above present
rates for all classes ot phones, is ask
cd In a petition filed Saturday by tho
Pacific Telcphono ft Telegraph com
pany with tho state public service
commission, at Salem, a copy of
which has just reached Tho Herald.
A new system ot grouping Is ask
ed, with towns In six 'groups Instoad
ot four as at present. Klamath Falls
would be In tho fourth group undor
tho now plan with Oregon City.
Roseburg and Tho Dalles.
For communities In this group the
difference In rato follews:
One party business lino present
rato fS.SO, new rato $S for wall
phone, 26 cents extra for desk In
Two party business lino present
rate, $3, new rate $4, with 25 cents
extra for desk phone.
Ono party residence present rato
$2, new rato $3.25. with 25 'cenU
extra for desk phone.
Klamath Falls has no two party
lines, but the adranco Is from 11.75
Four party lines present rato
$1.50, new rate $2.60. with 25 cents
extra for desk extension.
More than 2000 applications for
telph.oryi In the state are being held
' tV"" of P,aot equipment and
'' v ..Cfjratlre that the company
revenues be Increased, says the let
ter transmitting the application to
"You are well acquainted with the
extraordinary efforts that this com
pany baa made to get materials,".
says the letter of transmittal, "and
w(th the fact that the efforts made '
(n 'behalf ot Oregon are 'but dupll-'
cates ot the efforts made In behalf,
of every state of; thoyttnlon, the
shortage .ot telephone plaiit and ma
terials being a nation-wide diffi
culty. "I desire to point out, howover, 1
that In spite ot every handicap, thjs
company has. In the state ot Ore-
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of o ,he procedlnR years
conltllutM refiUTely. the best
record eyor made , tho ute 0, 0re.
goa la the matter of keeping pace
nut. sars tho comoanr. It has-
reached a nolnt bcrond which It can-
to sustain Its credit and secure Ore
gon's necessities In money and ma
terial tor Its extraordinary growth.
"Relief on a permanent basis Is es
sential to further ability on our part
to meet tho demands ot the state ot
Oregon," says the company.
Tho fair valuation of the company's
properties In Oregon devoted to a
genoral and comprehensive telephone
service Is declared In tho application
to be in excess ot $21,600,000, while
tho annual net revenue from, opera-
toforo dcalt wl,n aB temporary and
iMmlanl nM In nnnllrnnl'a nnorn.
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tions pormanont and must now be
rccognlzod ns permanent factors In
determining Just, reasonable and suf
ficient rates," says tho application.
It doclaros Its willingness and de
sire to meet tho extraordinary de
mands for telephono service now
manifested by the Increasing popula
tion ot Oregon, but says "such wil
lingness and doslre are absolutely
dependent upon applicant's ability to
compete for money and materials in
the markets ot the world, and under
oxlstlng ratea and revenues and ex-,
istlng .returns, its ability so to. do la
The company declares that as a" re
sult ot the orders ot the public; ser
vice commission, the people ot Ore-'
gon have had the same genoral and
comprehensive telephono service
rendered by the company In ' tne
nelghborlng states, both north and
south, at ratea materially lower than
those charged In these other 'states,
throughout tho whole period ot the
war and since the armistice, and. that
thts disparity of rates has been whol
ly at tho expense ot tho company.
WEATHER REPORT .
day, probably rain. '