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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1921)
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KLAMATH MI,LS, OltlvOON, FRIDAY, JULY 211, JIKSf
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1 i.1"' "'" l'"' '" w"" luirt, mill linctiiipu
Driven In ilMpiiriilloii by iiinr llal, , ((() ,,,, construction nul
dl(rictiltl nn.l sensing humiliation, IIW,IglinPl, ()f (Iof,.manU 10 ncrWonl
l.rrnUB.1 of tho Insanity '"M, ,, Al) )o1ff , ft
bruuKlit him by "lco,rMlflH boonnilklM, mappomtH.!,.
wile, from which lin "' 'Umr. I
m n hearing 111 nut ceuiiiy louri...
r.iiiuiliit ,ivinltiif . TlinitiiiM If. Iliimti
Ion, aged 00 yunrH, retired lumber-
nmn, oiiili'ii in iiiu yeniorwiy uiior
noon nbnut 4 .10 o'clock by firing
a liulltit from n 32 caliber rovolvur
through bin brain.
Previous to tnkliiK hi own llfn
Mr "Hampton flrril two shot nt
bin wlfo, 0110 liifllctliiK u slight
flesh wound on the under "bin of
tier right nrm Tlif other bullol
Tim trnKoily occurred ut tho
llmiiptcn homo, 39 IIIrIi street
Mr. lluiiiiton told friend yostcr-
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by tho charge of mental unwound
iioim, mid lili sonnltlveiicn on this
iicnro aa probubly Intensified by
drafnenn, which prevented him from
fro. ly dUcunnlng tho mutter and
from tuiilly hearing tho view ox
primed by bin noUliliorn and
Accordlnc to William H. I'umbur"
ton. of Han Krnucloco, hi brother-
In law who wan with him till day
jontrrday, Mr. Hampton ralM ut
hnfaro tho tritRody and nakrd Mr.
t'uraburtcn, "who nna"cl tho
lihnnc. If alio could apcuk to her
Mr. Hampton nxprciiaod wilting
in'M to talk to hrr and took tho
' You liuvn a ncrvo to call mo up
afur wlmt you tried to do lait
nlcht." worr hl flmt word. Mr.
IVmuerton Nay, From onn lda of
tho cnnvema'tlcn, tho llitnurr Rath
erol thut Mr, Hampton ald ahu
wan coining to Kd her clothe and
Mr. Hampton told her to cunio
and get thrm. "Out all of thorn," ho
ni), "and tay away from hero,
Whmi hn hud hunR up tho re
ceiver ho turned to hi brotherdn
law and aald: "I don't think nbo'll
darn to comn here "
"Whut make you nay thut," ak
rd hi ccmpnuloii
"I don't think nlio'll have tho
nerve to face 1110 utter what uhe
trl.d to do Inst nlRht. (Ho referred
to the lununlty haurlm;.)
When Mrs. Hiiinpton arrived, ac
companied by Mr, K. U CiimiiiliiE,
Mr Ilumploii wan lying down. Mr.
rimbortou retimed to lot bin -wlfo
Into tho bed room to neo him. Tho
w onion at down on tho porch and
I'l'inbcrtcii wont to the roar of tho
do auddonly that hln wlfo bo-
llnves ho must havo crept uoloolona.
' ly on lip-toe, Mr. Hampton appcir-
ed and without aaylng anything
fired tho two ataota at hi wlfo.
Ilia dog, lying on tho floor by
Mrs. linnipton. probably avod It
mntor from murder. Ilo sennod
hi inmter'u prononco flmt and tho
lovo of yoara of conataot aaaorlatlon
act III tall to thumping happily.
Tho uoleo cauied Mr. Hampton to
look up,. Tho lovollod gun, tho
woman' torrorUod attempt to rUo,
tho prossuro 011 tho trlggor, all camo
In tho aamo tlaih. It la probablo
lat had not tho dog's grootlng
warned hor und caused bor to
turn a th nhot camo, tho bullol
would havo Bono Into hor body. A
It was It puBBod botwoon hor urm
mid sldo, Inflicting a illght flesh
wound on tho arm.
Tho nolso of the anota brought
rombertou forth to grapplo with hi
brother-in-law. A ho selzoj him
tho women flod. I'omborton forced
Uumpton back Into the houso atrlv
liiK to got tho gun.
As they struggled Mr. Hampton
told all that will over be told of tho
tragedy's causo. Ho aald that ho
woko from sleep, apparently in a
delirium, and hearing hla wife's
voice, ho rushod forth not knowing
what ho Intended to do. '
Finally, as they struggled, Hamp
ton gnvo Pemborton a shovo Tho
latter bad n badly fractured log n
year ago, and tbo weak mombur be
trayed htm, Aa he stumbled nnd
relinquished his hold, Htmpton
dodged into tho inner room, slam-
$1 5,000 Damages
Asked for Injury
lvuti l.ni Humphrey, n minor, tc-
ilii)' filed mill In tho circuit court,
junking 1 r,1 r.O iIiiiiiiikch from Ilia
! npingui) invi-r Lumber roiiiiuitiy Tor
ulliiiK'it Injurli'H received wlilln In l.iu
1 111 ploy or llio corporation. Plaintiff
eluliim lit' was operating n wl ml Innn
One Hundred More
Pheasants Are on
The Way to Klamath
Olio bu ml rod nioro young pliuas-
unit liuvo bccli shipped from the!
stale Riimo fnrni In I .ami county, for
distribution hern, uccordliiK to ti wlrn
received today by V, W. McNonlly,
scCrotary of tho Klutuath sportsmen's
iiHXorliitlon, The bird will probably
hern tomorrow night.
Tll0 bk ()f tll0 uipmnt will ho
distributed In tho vicinity of .Midland
mid north of there, mild Mr Mc.N'eul
ly. A dozen or 15 pair will bo nnved
for dUtrlbuloii iimong purnon who
delro to Mart a buck yard gaino
farm .Application for pair liatn
been rocched from Fort Klamath,
I'nllcan liny, nnd other points, Includ
ing this rlty.
I.I.OVI) (JKOItili: HAYH UK
HAH KINO'H HUIM'OHT
L LONDON, July 50. Prcmlor Lloyd
fieorRe today mado atntoment In
the house of common, authorized
by tho kink' declaring that Lord
Northcllffe statement In Washing
ton. In which the noted "publUhor
quoted the rulor as Censuring tho
premier's Irlih policy, wn a com
OltKdON Tonight mid Saturday
fulr; moderate westerly wind.
mod tho door, and puttliiR the re
volver iiRulnnt tbo bono of hts skull,
behind tho right oar, fired tho nhot
thut ended hi llfn.
Tliono who know Tom Hampton
dourly cannot concelvo of him In
thu roln of u slayer. Ha had u
naluro that could not bear to In
flict pain. Ill friends prcfor to
believe thut half-wakcncd from a
nlKhtmaro cf pain and humiliation,
without prcmudllltlon nnd still
guided by tho troubled thought of
sleep, ho rushed forth, ns he snld,
In sleep's delirium, not knowing
what ho was attempting to do.
Wakoncd Into full consciousness by
tho shots, sonslng tho full horror
of his act, ho shrank from tho fur
ther prosecution ho saw Impending
und took tho short wny out.
Today wus tho dead man's six
tieth birthday nnd In anticipation of
a celebration ho had purchased ma
terials for n little fount, a which his
brother-in-law, Mr. Pemborton, a
friend from boyhood was to havo
boon his guost. During yesterday ho
referred to plans for toduy'n festivity,
and showed no Inkling of u lurking
fooling that another dny would not
dawn for him.
Tho Hamptons had been married
for 28 yours, unci until lately their
relations woro apparently congenial.
They camo hero from Canton, Mis
souri, about 14 yours ago. Thoy
had no children, Tho dead man Is
survived by tho following brothers
Mrs. James Wiseman of Canton,
Missouri; Mrs. Susan Allen of Port
land; Mrs. W. S. Pomtrerton of Kan
Frunclnco; Mrs. Ackley of Sioux
City, Iowa; nnd a brother, William
Hampton of Los Angeles.
Mr. Hampton was Intoictod In the
timber Industry with K. a Cum-
tilings, during tho first years of IiIh
resldcnco horo. At tbo hearing
Wednesday it do'volopcd that tho en
tlmated values of his property was
botwoon 140,000 and $60,000. This
wnn brought out In Mrs. Hampton's
statement that sho had ndked him
to deod half 'tho property to her
and that ho had refused to do( so.
Arrangements for the funeral
await tho .endorsement of rolatlves
of tho docodont. It Is probablo that
that tho body may bo cremated eith
er In Portland or San Francisco.
HAS H PUN
llemlii WioiIiIiirIoii Hunviu
WiAHIIINOTON, July 29.Socro
tn'ry of tho Interior Full In td Intro
illicit 11 rnvolutlonnry method of bund
ling all tho uniting land Mtlll.lott in
tho publln domain If cniiKrcss will
rW6 him the iiulhorliy. "
Heverul millions of acres of lands
bovu been pucd by ns u unit for
agriculture or tlmbor purposes and
much of It can nover bo Irrigated un
iter any posnlbtn circumstances. Much
of this land hn no trno growth, but
nt times ban- n fairly good grass or
I'tHir IjiiuI nt Ikt
Tho pructlco for thu lot few yean
has been to secure through congress
pusnago or various bills adding car
tain lurgo tract of public linjt lo
continuous forest reserve. Onco lu
tbo forest reserves thoy call novcj" be
taken out nRaln except by congrns
nlonat action, nud this course has led
to tbo Inclusion of thousand ofocre
of b'nld lunds in tho forest areas that
can never bo reforested and aro quito
Incapable of timber growth. Tho roa
son for their Inclusion lu tho forest
areas wa lo secure tbo privilege of
regulated graxliig permits for thl
pupono bcliiR Insued through tho of
fice of tho chief forester nud the sec
rotary of agriculture.
Inasmuch as the control of all pub
lic lands Is placed In tho lands of tho
secretary of tho Interior, Secretary
Fall proposes to end tho practice of
Including thousands of acre and to
timbered lands In forest areas nnd to
Unuo prrntlU for grazing on such
lands through tho land department.
Tho bill to effect this has been sont
to Chairman Slnnott of the house
committee on public lands, who will
Introduce It today nnd later hold
hearing beforo his cummltteo on the
desirability of granting tho Interior
department tho authority desired.
Conflict Mny lU-sult
This Is tbo last wholesalo action
which can he takon In tho disposal
of public domain, on under present
Iowa tho details of alt other ue of
public lands aro provided for, Thla
action on tho part or tho secretary of
tho Inferjor in likely to proclpltoto
conflict between tho conservationists
of tho more radical typo and those
who wIhIi to havo tbo public domain
Iind which Is unfit in Its prenont
condition for raising any crops other
than grass or forogo, and which cun
not bo Irrigated except at'unrcnson
ublo cost, may bo thrown Into largo
grazing unit and loaned by tho socro
tary of tho Interior for periods of ten
yeas, local mon now using tho lands
to havo the proforonco. Whoro the an
nual rainfall exceeds ten Inches the
rnliifall to bo charged by tbo secre
tary for theso pormlts Is flxod at 1
cent per annum por acre, and whoro
tho annual rainfall Is less than ten
Inches tho rental shall be one-half
of I por cent per annum por aero.
The mibnoy shall be paid Into the land
office whoro the land Is located, ,and
ono-half of s'amo shall go Into tho
reclamation fund of tho United States
and tho other half of. tho highway
fund of tho stato whero tho land Is
Tu Hold Hearing.
Congressman Slnnott expects to
hold hearings on this measure about
September 1, and expects that there
will bo a groat doal of Interest lu tho
proposal to regulate grazing on all
tho unappropriated public domain. In
all permits to bo Issued under this
grazing law tho mineral and coul
rights aro specifically- reserved and
the pospcctlng mining and removal
of minerals Is provided for under
MAN KILLS WOMAN,
AMI SHOOTS SKLV.
. . '
' VOIITLAND, July 29. Mrs. Anna
llnlrd, aged 43, was shot and in
stantly killed today by Cleorgo Shep
ard, a carpenter, who turned tho
weapon on himself, Inflicting fatal
wounds. Doth died within five min
utes after tho shots were fired. The
woman's friends say that 8hepard
was Infatuated with Mrs. Balrd, who
rojected hla attentions.
Alleitlng that tho Klamath county
court entered Into ngrccmont to sub
mit mud litigation to nn arbitration
board und abide by tho find
ing of tho arbitrators, but
that when tho findings wcrn
completed, tho county court refused
to abide by thom or to pay tbo money
award mode to himself, Con Curtln,
raneffer on tho Merrill highway, yes-
tnrduy filed suit In tbo circuit court
lo en force tho acceptance of tbo ar
bitration boards award.
A similar proceeding, It I under
stood, will bo filed today by IlobL
Cheyno, unothcr of several litigants
ugalnnt tho county, who submitted
tholr claims to arbitration. J. If.
,Cnrnahan I repronontlng plaintiffs.
In tho Curtln ull plaintiff allege
ho wan awarded $8,207 by the board,
consisting of Charles Looml and
Fred Ilueslng for damages to hi land
and from trespass, and on other
clalmn Involved In tho controversy.
In his counter-suit aRatnst Klamath
county for damage, following the
condemnation suit Instituted by the
county to secure a riRht of wny for
pio highway, Curtln asked damnges
aggregating $9,654.21. Tho litigation
bus been In the circuit court stneo
June 18, 1920, when the county court
filed tho condemnation action.
Tho. findings of tho arbitration
bourd were filed with tho county
clerk April 14, 1921.
It becamo known today through
nn announcement by tho Wocus
Drainage district officers, that a con
tract for tho cutting of ten miles of
dralnago and Irrigation ditches on
tho Wocus marsh hud been made to
J. K. Funk, n Stockton ditching con
tractor. This work will complete the
dralnago of 4000 acres of tho Wocus
marsh lands, seven miles of outside!
dykes having been built nnd two
large pumps hnving been Installod
The ten miles of ditches which
were contracted for this week by the
Wocus dralnago district will enable
tho ground to bo put In shape, for
farming this fall. According to 'the
report, Geary brothers, main owners
nt tho marsh lands, will sow a largo
area of the newly reclaimed land In
full whoat this year.
Wocus mursh directly Joins tho
Caledonia marsh lands which are
becoming famous for their adaptabil
ity for mint culturo.
Attorney Is Dead
Wnr.l tin tinAti rAi-ltl VfkfTk tlV
friends hero of tho death nt .hts
homo In Los Angeles, July 8, of
Judge Herbert D. , dale, former
Klamath Falls attorney. Death
camo suddenly, after three hours
Illness. For several years Judge
Oalo had not been in the licit of
health 'but was able to keep up his
During his residence In Klamath
Falls, which covered a period of.
years, Judgo Qalo was associated
with C. F. Stono In law prlctce,
Motor Clinic Will
. Visit Cal. Indians
SACRAMENTO. Cal., July 29.r A
motor clinic In charge of Dr. J. W.
Cult), who Is connected with the Unit
ed States bureau of Indian affairs,
and comprising In its membership a
dentist, two state hoard of nealth
nurses provided by tho bureau of tu
boiculosls, a chauffeur and a cook,
has left for work among tho Indians
In Modoo, Siskiyou, Lassen and S,has
ta Counties of northern California A
report ot a survey by Or. Allan F.
Qllllhan, district health officer, dur
ing the'sprlng months, which describ
ed much Illness and poverty unions
the Indiana, led to the sending ot the
traveling clinic. N
f C. C. Equalizes
Grain Haul Rate
WASHINGTON', July 29. Tho In
tcrstato commission has ordered In
terstate freight rates on grains and
products from Columbia Ulver basin
points to Soattlc, Tncoma nnd othor
1 Pacific ports, Incroaned to (ho level
' In effect on similar Interstate t raf
fle, displto tho ro final of tho Warn-
InRlon Hate public xcrvlco commls
nlon to act-In tho matter. Tho order
Is ef.'octlvo September 28th.
To Deal With Allies
On Debt Question
WASHINGTON, July 29. A favor
able report on the administration bill
giving- tho treasury blanket author
ity to conduct negotiations for re
funding nllted debts, was ordered by
tho senate finance committee, with
an amendment requiring tbo com
plete refunding within flvo years. Se
cretary Mellon, told the committee
that Wilson's administration commit
ted tho government to a postpone
ment of Interest for 2 to 3 years, and
to a subsequent spreading out of
postponed payments, provided tho al
lied governments carried satisfactory
Allied debts with Interest now total
ovor nine million dollars. Tho United
States government has no Intention
of accepting bonds other than those
tr debtor countries.
Sorts of Microbs
LOS ANOELES, Cal., July 29.
One hundred and twenty three new
varieties ot microscopic organisms
have been catalogued hers In a mon
ograph by Charles Ac Kcltold. profes
sor of zoology and assistant director
ot the Scrlpp Institution for blolagl
cal research, and Dr. Olive Swozr,
research assistant, both connected
with the University of California.
A number of tho organisms are
said to bo of tho species which cause
tho phoiphorescenos s frequently ob
served on tho ocean from Southern
California bench resorts. The' minute
beings, living from tbo surface ot
tho sea to depths of a thousand feet,
were captured by flno silk bolting
cloth nots. Alt are simple cells ot de
finite structure and color, it In said,
und dlo very quickly m-hen exposed to
tho concentrated light under tho mi
croscope. Mass. Foresters
Tho Massachusetts Forestry asso
ciation consisting of some 40 mem
bers will arrive here tonight enrouto
from Crater lako. The tour Is being
made uudor.tho auspices ot tho Am
erican Railway Express company and
is being personally conducted by O.
Heyl. The tourists will stop at the
Whito Pelican hotel where reserva
tions havo been made tor them. The
we&torn tour Is an annual ovent for
members of tho association.
Unite, 40 Members
LOSANOELES. Cal., July 2!i.
Shipping problems confronting
steamship llnea now plying in and
out 'of Los Angeles harbor will here
aftor bo threshod out through the Los
Angeles Steamship Agents' Associa
tion Just organized horo conzttUlng ot
ropresentatlvo ot forty odd steam
ship lines operating 111 tho harbor.
Particular attention at first. It is
paid, will bo given by tho usjo station
to the problems ot standardizing and
making uniform all local wharfage
and handling charges at the port.
WOULD HAVK GOVT.
nUILD PACIFIC CAni.K
WASHINGTON, July 29. Gov
ernment construction ot the trans
pacific, cable, It private Interests
aro unwilling to undertake It, Is
recommended by Secretary ot state
Hughes and approved by president
Harding In letters, It was mide
public today by Senator Jones ot
Washington. Allocation tc the
United States ot the former Ger
man cable between Guam and Yep
la probable, said Mr. Hughes.
PORTLAND, July 29. Tho stato
hlghway commission sold $2,000,00 '
worth of flvo and one-half per cont
bonds to John K. Price, and B. II.
Rollins and Sons, for a promlum M
Tho commission selected the RockV
away route for tho Rosebur'g to Coos
Day highway, and deferred actio'
on the Sbcdd-Halsey section of the
Tho contract for grading 1C.8 t
miles of tho La Pine to Lakovlow
road.wa's let for $7,074.
Unit 'number two from Paulina. t.
prnlrio to the Klamath lino, nine ,
miles, waa'let for $11,948.
A number of. bids on different "nj
projects remain to ba considered to- ,.
(The commission decided to opeat
bids next month for 18 miles ot
grading on tbo Roseburg-Cooa night-
way between Roseburg and Canaa
bill. Tbo Pacific highway for first ..
miles between Wolk Creek aa.
pravo Creek wilt bo widened froaa..
16 feet to 20.
Thj) contract for 2.7 miles ot
highway between Cummlngs Hill
and Fossil was awarded to I). F.
Murphy and company for $35,132.
Paving of a half-mile section ot
the Pacific highway through Oak
land was awarded to the United
Construction company for $12,078.00
2.7 miles between 8hdd and HaUey
to A. D. Kern for $37,131.00. IaaV
work Is to ,bj hurried In MaiS1'''
county, , ' t-
. T ! t ;
Harding Joins So.
Cal. Yacht Cfcb '
UALDOA BEACH. Cal., July 39.
The Newport Buy Yacht Club, tho
sixth largest organization of It kind
In tho United States, with a fleet or
more than 100 boats, number amonic
Its latest members, President War
ren G. Harding and Secretary of tbo
Navy Denby. Acceptance of formal In
vitations to Join was recently com
municated by the two men lo Com
modore Claude Q. Putnam ot the
club, tho headquarters ot which are
at East .Newport, abovo Dalboi, in a
recently dredged and reclaimed chan
This channel, which now permit
the entrance of eea-golng vosob into
tho landlocked harbor, will ho the
scene of a gigantic aquatic program
should the president and Secretary
Denby, now life member of tbo club,
visit the Pacific coast, for In this
event, tho two government officials
said, they would visit tho club during
their stay In Los Angeles.
Cal. Counties Work
For Senator Each
REDDING, Cal., July 29. Deci
sion to work for ono state esnator
from each county ot California, rath
er than adhere to the present system
of senatorial districts, was reached
at a meeting of the executive' board ot
the Northern California counties as
sociation held recently at Weaver
vllle. The association endorsed the pro
position before the last session of the
legislature, and now lu determlnod
to initiate the measure for the next
eloctlon. Tho matter, it was decided,
will bo pressed at the next meeting of
the United Chambers ot Commerce of
the Sacromento valley.
U. 8. WANTS NO
WASHINGTON, July 29. It was
indicated today that the United
States would reject any. suggestion
for separate parleys with any pow
er who have been Invited to tho
disarmament conference. It Is es
timated that one nation at least has
suggested the advisability of suck
a partial conference.
DISCOUNT BATH IXWKK
CHICAGO, July 29,-r-Tne Chlcaf
federal reserve)' bank today announc
ed the lowering ot the discount rate
from six and one-halt to six per cent.
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