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KLAMA Ttl REPUBLICAN om
W. O. SH1TH, Editor and Proprietor.
LEADING NEWSPAPER OF INTERIOR OREGON Iron Horse Under Guaranty to Snort in City
Limits Within a Given Time.
Klamath Falls, Ore., Thursday, January 19, 1905.
Thxt Klsmsth Falls is now to have » Maars »nd I.. F. Willits.
Appraisers'committee: Alex Martin.
railrond there seem» to l«e no furthei
question. The railroad builders nr»' Jr.,It. W. White »nd Maj. V. E. War-
Positive inducements are now offered Klamath Falls and Klamath coun- hen*, an asrecnient has twen rendied Trustees take charge of funds and hold
with the representative cilisens *i*d the
ty for a railroad, There has been railroad talk and railroad talk, but the road is guaranteed on or before March them in escrow : Klain.uli County and
matter has at last been placed in a tangible shape, and now a road, definite 31, 1907. It may reach this point long First National bank* <>( Klainatli l ull».
To solicit funds to defray expenses <>(
■nd certain, is offered.
before that time.
It is not a question of a road of some kind some day. but a mad with
Ever since irrigation became a posi local eommittev's work: B. St. George
standard gauge and modern equipment completed to Klamath Falls on or tive assurance for this comity, difii-rent Bishop and II. Fred 8* liallock.
Mr. Holablrd laika.
before March 31, 1907—just two years and a little over two months from railroads have been looking tl.i« «»y.
The wonderful productiveness of the
Colonel W. >1 HolaMrd. who w as
The promoters say that if the people meet the proposition made them. soil, tin* gvat timber belts and the Hu sent here bv the Weed Ritilwav people,
the road will probably tie completed much earlier, It will be to the interest excelled stock industry have been Ims and who ba» high »landing throughout
llie country as a cotiscteiitious promoter
of the Company to finish the road as early as possible, and it will lose no
long lieen only n question of who would »lid ■ man ill whom the people can eon
time after the preliminary arrangements are made.
be first to grasp the opportunity.
The principal stockholders of the Weed Lumber Company, one of t lie The Lindley, or Klamath Lake rail tide, in mi intvrvn w with a lepresenla
of the Republican s.iid:
wealthiest corporations in the west, with its headquarters Mt Weed on the road has been coming this way. The ••The Weed I.uuil>er Company. ■ cor
Southern Pacific railroad, a few miles north of Sisson. In California,
Weed railmad from W ci*d station on the poration operating oti the north side of
org; nizerl themselves into the Klamath Development Company, for the pur Southern I’acitic south of the beginning clui-i.i Mountain, owning timlsi aggre
pose of extending the Weed railroad, now completed 25 miles into the interi point of the I.indley road on the same gating 70,UM aeiva reaching over on Io
line has already advanced 25 miles iut*» Il lite Creek. loiiml tl neee —ar, in eon
or, 50 miles further to Klamaih Falls.
The resources of Klamath county are already great, but not sufficiently the interior and has been surveying its iiectlon with their exteu-ive lumber op
developed to justify the building of a road on a paying basis from the start. i wav into the great Klainatli country, erations to build a railroad connecting
But there is every indication that the country will lie early developed and with Klamath Falls, 50 miles from its with the Southern Piic.dc .it the town of
present terminal, ita objective |H»int.
that then the traffiic from this point will pay a railroad well. With this It lias sent its representatives repeat Weed. which i» situated ktxei‘11 Edge
outlook the incorporators of the Klamath Development Company, are willing edly into tliu rich valleys ami great pi wtxxl and Mssi'ii. The railroad the
to build the road to Klamath Fails without delay, if the people will meet neries of the Klamath country. The Weed Luinlier Company constructed 1»
standard gauge, fit) pound steel, and
them on a proposition which they have made to them.
I millionaire owners of the road have w ell equipped for their put pose, extend-
They offer to build the road to Klamath Falls within two years from been hers ami viewed tin* field in |«*rs*»n j ing (or a distance of al»>ut 2o miler, but
March 31, the present year, if the people will secure for them a right of way 1 only a shoit time ago. Tlieir road was in order to reach ths laige lusty of their
from the California line to this city, and also subscribe a bonus of *100,000 originady constructed for the luml*ering tiinl<er by rad would necendtate an in
\ industry al. ne, but the broad valleys vestment of from f eO.uX) to *100,000.
in money and lands, to be paid upon the completion of the road.
and their various products aiqx-aled to The Weed I.uiiilier Company desiring to
Can the people do this? Will they do It ?
the best evidence of what they can and will do. The leading business men the acute judgment of the experienced confine their o|H*ration* solely to the
financier» am! they began negotiations tinilivr business, consented to sell tlieir
of Klamath Falls met the railroad representatives, and assured them that
railroad to a company which has Keen
thtv believed the sum could be raised and assured them that
The company also sent other rvpre- incorporated nil ler tbe laws of the State
make an earnest effort to secure the required amount.
\ sentatives into the flel I who went over
It is a large sum, it is true, but the people of the Klamath country arc ! the contemplateti route of the road and of California as the Klamath lk*velop-
inent Conipai.y, comprised largely of
liberal and business to the bone, and once convinced that it will pay to raise j took an inventory of the product» ami the director» and shnre-liolders of the
the sum they will raise it. They realize that for the development of her probable traffic. But the final deal was Weisi Lumber C..ui(siny. Their atteii
wonderful resources a railroad is their greatest need. With a railroad they practically closed with W. H. Halibini, tion was called to the Klamath latke re
c .u do everything; without one the country must remain at a standstill, in 1 representative of the Klamath Improve- gion by a well known citizen of Klam
. ment Company, which is the name of atli Falls, Charles E. Worden, which
A railroad will facilitate the irrigation work: a railroad will bring more ; the new company which has absorbed resulted in a visit to this section by the
Weed Lumber Company.
leading men in the Wee I Lumber Com
people and money; a railroad will prove the greatest factor in developing the j the Meetings
were held Thursday and Fri pany. They were greatly impressed
greatest county in Oregon.
day nights of last week in Woolen A
The Republican believes it will pty to raise the $100,000 subsidy. It : Sou’s offices in this city at which were with the opportunities here, ami made
believes the people can and will raise the amount. The men enlisted in the the leading business men and financier» a second visit st a later date. They ar
rived at the conclusion that the country
work are men who generally accomplish whatever they undertake. All of of tbe town who went into the detail» of
bad a great future if provided with
the successful business men in Klamath Falls are enlisted.
the matter with Mr. Halabird. That tranxpirtation facilities, and while the
With Government irrigation and a railroad to Klamath Falls the future gentleman is still here and w ill remain present population would not m»ke a
on the ground for some time.
of Klamath county will no longer be speculative.
railroad profltable in the la-ginning,
At these meetings Mr. Halabird made they believe in the near future it would
a proposition to the people of Klainatli lie an investment to be proud of.
county that if they would raise a rul»i*
“They sent their representative into
dy in the way of subscriptions of cash Klamath Falls December 20tb last when
The spirit of flpht and drive out has dominated some of the citizens and and real estate to the amount of *l(ki,000 he, on tiehalf of the company, stated
Jtds com pay would extend its road to
that they Would undertake to build a
bne or two of the members of the Irrigation committee with reference to per
Klamath Falls and make this place its
sons holding acquired rights in the path of the Government Irrigation pro permanent terminus. The details stip railroad to Klamath Falls witbin u
reasonable jierirsl if a subsidy consisting
ject in Klamath county.
ulated that the subscription should >»e
money six! lands at their present val
The spirit of fight is a proper one when fight is necessary, but in busi raised by March 31 of this year anil
ness affairs and in public improvements, as in individual affairs, it never that where lands should be taken they ue to the amount of IIUO iKX) could la-
raised and placed in escrow, to lie paid
pays to go around with a chip on one’s shoulder.
should be appraised by a committee ap
upon the completion of the railroad
If the Klamath Canal Company, or any other concern even thought it
within the staler] period. The repre
could block Government irrigation and hold the field, or draw down an un These subsciptions, consisting in cash sentative of the compiny returned to
reasonable compensation for acquired rights a great dispointment would be
Klamath halls on ti e 10th of January-
the result. But the Republican does not believe this company or any other placed in escrow for delivery upon the authorized by the Klamath Develop
institution in Klamath county has any such motives.
ment Company to deflnately arrange
Falls. The road is to be completed to
Upon the other hand if the promoters of the Government project should this point on or before March 31, 19U7. a the details. This was accomplished by
think they can run rough shod over the rights of the Klamath Canal Compa period of two years from the date of the a meeting in the < ffice of Worden A Son,
of fifteen of the hading business men of
ny, or those of any other private institution, because they have the Govern completion of the subscription-
Klainatli Falls, who unanimously agreed
ment heliind them, they will find obstacles thick and fast in their way.
The business men immediately organ
it was jiessible to rai«e the *100.001
The Government has not superior rights to its citizens In a business en ized themselves into a body for work.
subsidy, provided the Klamath Devel
terprise in a given community, when it is acting in a fiduciary capacity for Realizing that sush a body should lx: or
opment Company would cause a stand
the citizens of the community. Its offlceis, it is true, may declare a body of ganize*) to meet the requirements of the ard gauge railroad to Is* built and oper
water navigable and forbid citizens from doing anything that will interfere
ated into Klamath Falls within two
with navigation, but they cannot act revengefully or through jealousy and into the Klamath Chamber of Commerce years from March 31, 1905. To this the
deny a citizen of a right for the purp<>se of furthering the ends uf others in The following officers were elected :
George T. Baldwin, president; W. A. representative of the Klamath Develop
the name of the Government. The Government will not do tor one what it
Wright, vice president and W. 8. Wor ment Company consented. The local
has forbidden another to do for himself.
committee will make their organization
The officers can do these things, it is true, but the Government always Following committees were appointed, permanent, and have appointed tlieir
makes full reparation to its subjects for any injury done them under the with W. S. Worden as secretary: To various sub-committees which will ac
weight of its heavy arm, where erroneously wielded by misguided or preju solicit the subscriptions to meet the tively undertake the work of raising the
*100 000 subsidy, Joe <». Pierce, K. 8. subsidy. This subsidy is to l>e in the
form of conveyances of land placed in'
In times of war it may take, confiscate or destroy private property, but
tin* hands of trustees, the trustees Iwing
in times of peace it always makes full reparation for such acts. It is the
Geo. W. White and Alexander Martin.
boast of the United States Government that it has never injured a private :
Jr., president arid cashier ri-sjsi’livcly
citizen without paying due compensation therefor. This rule is the very
of thel-irst Notional Bank and Klamath
foundation of its constitution: the declaration of its independence.
County Bank of Klamath Falls.
It will do it in the work of irrigation in Klamath county, and those nar- ■
“The railroad is to )»■ ini-or|s>rate<l to
build from Weed, the junction with the
row minded persons attempting to domineer the Klamath county irrigation
NOW FOR A RAILROAD
SHOULD AVOID LITIGATION.
committee into an oppressive spirit, and any public officers drawing public '
pap, who think otherwise will be thoroughly undeceived as the work pro
ceeds toward completion.
It might as well be understood once and for all that in its irrigation
work In Klamath county the Federal power is not going to trample down the
rights of citizens; neither is it going to be mulched by grafters either in or
out of Its employ, and the earlier everybody gets in and works for harmony
and fairplay on all sides the sooner will Klamath county have her rich but
arid lands reclaimed.
Litigation will not pay, a usurpation of rights will certainly bring about
litigation and those attempting to stir up strife should receive a proper rep
rimand from the people. An enemy to doing justice to any private institu
tion is as wicked and does as much harm to the cause as does the enemy to
C. F. ADAMS. Prep.
Merrill - - - Oregan.
I am prepared to do all kinds
kinds of wagon and wood
HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY
DEW DROP CONFECTIONERY STORE
O m . WB rs , Prop’r.
CITY DRUG STORE
Claims Persistent Ef
fort to Mislead
- and Injure
••Tin’ publication in a l<»-sl newspai»»
last neck to the effect that I he K Lima th
Canal Cnni|<any had e<-a«e-l work on il»
tunnel wa» delibile»» msliei-usly done
for the purpwiv of injuring II*» • •ni|*a
ny,”»aid Mauagei W. K Bt ranyvater
“There »as no found-eti-m (or such a
statement, ami slimil-1 the sliglitc’l P*''
caulion have l*een used it could l.avv
lieen a»i-vrtain<«*l that the companv I»
going light along «uh ttl
have never sb>p|s<d lor a day " I'»'''
surveying .-»rps iti III-' livid, and are I"
every way carrying out our originili
plan's, and expect to ad-l more men b>
tin- w urk ax s.sm as spring o|x-u»
“The statement al--» publislmd i*> I1*'-
same p.i|»-r to It*** eff.-ct that the bei te
tary of War Ims ixsuid a prohibitory or
.ler against our coinpanv Inking ««ter
Iroin the I'pper Like is also false. W<-
have ic.'eivo l BO luiti- -' of am su-'h ->*■
der. but to the contrary Senator Fulton
wire» that lie know« <>l no »rich order.
“Tlii- -special dispatch' published in a
local |Mi|»-r wan dmiblle»« fak.-d from a
dispatch to the Grvgimian. which »laici
that tin- Government w- ul.l prolxblv
take action in the milter ani .le. lire
the t p|*er Like navigable *ii-l thereup
on prohibit the taking of waler there
(ioni should it injure ti e luki as .1 nsii
•'ll lias been liel-l l7 the Government
engineer» a- well as by all si ientltic men
w ho are (»miliar w ¡th the matter that
the taking o( water (r-un the I pper
Imke for tl.e ]Hir|».«-« naniisl ».uihl not
injurs it a* a navi»ab|e b, ly. It is
therefore clear that if this i» Ime, and
the Government intends taking water
from it it would not deny others the
name rights for the ’»me purposes.
“We desire nothing bill our rights in
this matter, and that the truth be tol l,
»nd weexpect all broad minded citizen»
of Klamath county to sustain us along
this line. The |wr»i»telit publication id
falseliissl» by the pa|*er relrrrwl to indi
cates that it i" not only determined tn
injure its but proposes to mi»lva<l Its |-a
trmis at all tune» tor some reason.
Kouthern Pacific a« above mentioned,
and it ia tbe intention of the company
lliat Klamath Fall« will be their penns-
nent terminus. They anticipate the de
velopment of the region surrounding
Klamath Fall» by various branch line«
as coon as the population of the country
‘•With the remarkable water jxiwer
obtainable; with uuo.izsi acre« id the
richest land in the world, and 15,000,■
000,000 h et of pine u( a «ujierior quality,
tributary to Klamath Kails, it would
seem that a city ol no small pr»|«irtions
is to result from tin» long L«>k*d (or
ami hopnJ (or m**nns of railroad com
munication with the outer world.
“The president of llie Klainalh l»eve|.
opmsnl Company is Mr. A. II. Nafzger,
a gentleman widely known in Niutheru ;
California and throughout the Iron
markets of the L'nlted Hlatee, having
l«en for years president of the Koutli-
rrn California Fruit Exchange, ■ill
prior to that a banker, a man of rnrn
business sagacity ami possessed ol 1 lie
push that is so characteristic of (hr
tnen who do things in the west.
“The business and financial standing
of the men liehind this railroad pr<>|»>
sition is of tbe very highest character,
ami it is popularly I*eIisveiI that this
will not I».* a fake but a real Isnia li e
standard giiage first class railroad, so
tiiat tonrists ami merchandise can isilli
enjoy tbe ls*»t railroad facilities nossible
ami that in the near future.”
»•■Id on “A Shilling» Best Plan.
Prices quoted by addressing me at
W ood S a win—I have secured a Steam
Families can be supplied now with
At ood Saw and am now prepared to do
•‘Tony’s Best” at the Central Dining your
Parlors with or without meals.
C has . H bxrkjiskx .
Alex Martin Jr, Cashier
E. K. Kearnes, Vice Pres’t,
E. M. Bubb, Asst. Cashier.
Is the polity 01 this bn 11k, mid it lx
rigidly mlhcrrcd to.
Safety tir4. Liberality next.
Couiiiry Produce taken in exchange for floods
7 HE EXCELSIOR
Groceries, Dry Goods,
Clothing, Furnishing Goods
Boots and 5liocs.
a complete and up tu date line of
<■<><»< t m .
I. F. DAVIES,
w . w
» . •
with or without
We keep the finest
lot ol homes In the
HORSES BOUGHT AND SOLD
TIIOS. W. NEWTON, Prop’r
EXCI I ANCE
W. W. HAZEN, Proprietor,
Telephone Connection Between Stable and Hotel
Linkville. Phone Main 14
You can get a
Perfect Fit on
WALL LINE OF
Alex Martin, President,
llornvH lu*iir<li*il by <lnv, w<><»k or month,
liny an<l <¡ruin boiifflit anil sold.
P>iHH<*ngerH «•'invt'Vfil to all pnrfH of Southern Oregon
(> Short«’ Spring Lake |»»tat<»*s are und Noi them .1 liforiiia at the very low»»Ht rutei*.
Klamath Fall*. Oregon
If RO n 7V S.41 s
A complete line of
pure drugs. Ev
eryth Ing fresh.
given to prescrip
tions by experts.
KEjtimicb eotmev bbiik
KLAMATH IS NOW SURE 01: RAILROAD
Complvto Line of
Hardware, Paints, 0i/s, Guns, Ammunition, Etc 4
Disc and wa'king plows, harrows, wagons, buggies.
Hardware Dealer Klamath
RinjLC tip Miiin 193
Horses that will please yon
From $12.50 upwards
With or without drivers $
Commercial men conveyed to all points
2000 samples to select from
JAS. SIGLER, PROP’R
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