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All i » i .lit »‘on.tgi e*l l«i Intern odiate
I» ini» i « two n liliali ami Pokigama
must I m * pie|*wi*Las there an* no ageiil-
Hu d>v lum’s'i in < ili I* a*l lots limu nil
E. J. MURRAY, Editor
polut» I * llnall. minimum hiliHO Il s..
$2 l‘l per Iboii-nml levt, l>i*ui,l m, ii-iire.
Except In w H : Tliut nil (might »neli
as dynamite, powder mil all other
urti, l.'s taking, under the Western
TWO DOLLARS THE 'i EAR IN ADVANCE.
Classili* .idoli, a Ingliei late Ihan l ii»l
eia«», the iilovo menti,med rat*» of l.’i
Klamath Falls, Orc., Thursday, July 12 1906
cents |»>r Ilk* l’>». between terminala,
and '.' * eent» |x*r 100 Ih», for mint mediate
ismit*. will lie doubled, lleblvd. etc., as
Hpread the waters of this lake on th«*
the ease may I h *, mi same basi» a» ap
j soil that it might blossom ami bring
plied lit the Southern Paeitle Railway
i forth the lx*st of every thing. Tp the
t'om|*any. No shipment less Ilian 25
(The follow inn U the contents of a
(mall folder i»sm«l by tl»e Iniamcss men J will run on either side of Merrill
I ‘emin tag«*, Storage and Foiwahling
’ two miles of the town and from tlie»e
SC HEDl'LE OF
At Thrall, Calli., the rates for storage
Literals w ill I m * run onto every puss*
FREIGHT RATES as adopted by Hir Southern Parille
S SIT! ATEt> on the north bank < f I and parcel of land rouml about. Al lien
Railway Compaio will govern. Al Po
Lost River, a stream known far ami I this irrigation system is completist, ami
J kegama, Ore., freight will Is* stored siv
Klamath latke Railroad Coiu|>anv.
wi«l«* as one of the many Wunders to 1 on which work ia Ix'ing rushed as fast
days free of charge. After six davs a
E l'. Abliott, lieu. Mgr,
>e cnnuMitensI in Sintlicrn Oregon, it as p >s'ible, every kind of «vre.il», veg, t-
Schtxlnlti of freight rates in «'fleet storage cliaig,* of one cent |a*r lot' lbs..
1 aa its source in Clear Laki* and after ables, fruits and hay will I m * grown in
, lor each day that » id freight leuiaiiis
June I, I'.W.
traversing a distance of about seventy almndnnce. Wheat grown in this val
All freight, rvgsullessol el issitieation, in Hie war,'bous,* will I mi mil», tl»*
t dies through a port of California ^itid ley took tin* first pri»* at the Louisiana
in either ilir*cti«>u Ivlwveii Thrall, Cal. alwive six days to Is* exclusive of the
Oregon wimls its way l«ack to Title cx]Mw>ition ami an acre which will not
and I'okegama. Oregon, in lea» tliancar- days of receipt ami delivery, Sunday»
latke where it empties within a dis pnsluev from 25 to 40 bushels is con
load lots, AA cents |*er cwt. I'll »11 ear- and legal holidays.
tance of ten miles <>f tin» place from sidered a |ss«r vield.
Demurrage charges, aa to time mi l
load lots, regardless of classification in
Ti benee it cornea. It is also wonderful
THE MERRILL VALLEY
either direction, Iw'tween the almv«> rate will I m * the same aa tlmso of ilio
f *om the fact that in several places Produces the greatest yields of alfalfa
teriminals, 25 cents p»*r 100 pounds, ex Southern Pacitic Railway Com pan* at
»long its devious course it suddenly hay of any country under the sun • ne
cepting all carload lota of sugar ami Tlirrll. Cal.
»Inks intu the earth, to reappear again year after another. Two cm,»s averag
I’pm tin* order of consignee freight
salt, from Thrall to lMkegwnia, billed
after a distance of a few niik's umlcr ing from two to four tons at the cutting
prior ti> S'ptemher 1st, Ilk»', 15 cent» will l*e forwarded to |siinl» west of Po
earth. At Merrill th«» river has a very am secured from each acre. Following
lH*r 100 pounds minimum 30,000. On kegama al a charge of 2.'» cents for each
Migi • fall and is from 100 to 1B0 f«»et the awiid cutting the pasture that
v iib ..,th a depth of front ten to thirtv come» from the alfalfa is valued at $2 Vi THE PUBLIC FOUNTAIN sugar and salt liillwl after Scpteuil'cr 1st shipment, 1'hls for a mdmg charge does
not apply where freighter» present
i'.W, 25 cents |x*i 100 p utnds.
l>er acre, and hundreds of head of cattle
All freight regardless of «ls»»itiealion, w ritten order» for In ighl.
are turned off to market annually from
Al the request of consignee earl >a I
Explanation As to the Origin and in either direction, to intermediate
J» in tlic center of the vast arcs to be these alfalfa |>a»tum field.«.
points l*etween Tlirall ami I'okegama, freight will lx* unloaded bv the com
irrigated by I’ncle Sam. A round cirvl«*
25 eta. per 10.) Il*», except that sugar pauy at I’okegama or Thrall mi l the
taking in this whole territory covering Such as timothy, red top and clover
salt will take the ab iv«< menlioneil net cost of same added to the freight
250,000 acres to I m * irrigate«! will show yield g*sxi quantities to the acre, ami
Kt iwvTii Faits, July *». “06.
15 cent rate prior to epteiulier 1, I’.Mkl. charges.
Merrill right in the center topographic-’ rye runs from
three to «ix
six tons to the
Enn«» R kithucax —l\ar > i : In a r-
rlly of this vast and iucomprehensive acre. When this vast irrigation «ystem
ler to correct some statements heard ou
area to I m * irrigat«»l under th«» great is completed ami water on all these the streets the * 4th" with regard to
Klamath project. Th«» valleys lying lands, all th«' pr In,:» "f our -oil will the public drinking fountain at the cor
rouml Merrill will blossom forth into a inetease in quantity, and all these ner of 4th and -Main sheets, Klamath
veritable ganlen of Eden th«» monisnt grasses will liecuuie a much more pro Falls I send you the following lor publi
water is pla«x»i on this land, which will duetive crop.
Fresh Candies and Bon Bans. Stationery,
lie within the next year.
Al'iut three months since the ques
Notions. Cigars and Tobacco
While there are jierhap« many places tion of placing a public drinking fount
Is a town now containing more than where vegetables <*f the temlerer nature ain somewhere * n Main street was ills-
t\vo hundrevl peopk» ami at the rate new grow more abttn l.intly ami it takes le.»- * u»-cd at a regular meeting of the Klam
DAILY PAPERS AND MAGAZINES
ronier« ar«' locating within its lainlers care to pnaiuce them, there is not any ath Falls W. C. T. I’. The result was a
Main Street near Postoffice
will C'lntain ltXX) souls within th«» next c*>untrv that can outdo the Klamath committee was ap|H>inted to see about
rig’.teen months. It lias tbe l»*st pule l«sin wlu'ii it conies t«» quality ami al the niattei and report.
One |>ers«m on
lie school building in the county of most every variety will grow here. 1'**- this committee interviswed the Hoard
Klamath which was finishol ami placed tatoes grow to jx'rfection without water >f County Commissioner» at a meeting
at the disposal of the patrons of the and arv of the finest quality known to held on the 20th of May. asking that we
hi its New Building now under construction
district during the school term just th«» world. They are the sweetcet and lie allowed space in the court house i
close«!. This building was ereetd at a mealiest ]»*tato t > be found anywhere yard for sueli a fountain. Hie bad no
on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets
coat of something like $tk)OO, w ith the an«I f<n-quantity the place does not exist difficulty in obtaining their consent.!
money spent on tlie grounds in im that can out*!«* ti.e Klamath l*a-«in.
Alter assuring them that it should not
H.iveall kinds of farm propertv, improved
Will do .1 General Hanking Husiness
provement. Th«- last census for the
cost th«» county anything .is the water
and unimproved, ranging Rom fifteen to
1906-7 s' bool term shows this district In the Klamath Ili-in are such that few woul I be kindly given free of charge by
can grumble. We do n**t have the the Klamath Falls Light ,k Water Co.
seventy-tive dollars per acre.
to o»ntain an even 103 pupils.
rainy seasons so much encountered in ami the women of the W. C. T. L. Cu \ s . E. W orden , Pre«.
THE KLAMATH BASIN
Have some choice to* n property chean. also hive some Business
In the center of which Merrill is lo i the central part of tin* state, although woul.I see to the other expense.
Lots and some Fine Timber Claims.
rated, is one of the richest ami most the rainfall here is ample for all pur-
We found alter corresponding with
D irectors —Fred Melliase. W. T. Sliive, (!us Melh;i<e, .1.
productive portionsof Southern Oregon. ]»*s«-.«. During alxuit three summer the fountain t*ople that it woiihl Is* im
REAL ESTATE AND NOTARY PUBLIC
The town is just one and one-half miles months we hav«* very little rain, but possible to get the fountain placid this W. Siemens, C. E. Worden.
from the Siskiyou county, California, during tin* fall, winter and spring summer so deciik'l to put in a temnor-
line on the south, and ou the nortlienst ’ months we have more or less rain while arv faucet ami get the fountain later.
and about two miles from town lies the ( ( there *<x*a«ii*nally comes a snow fall suf-
The original plan as talked by our
low range of hills from whence «mines ' ficient to insure a few days of g*»»l committee, ludge Hallwin and Fred
the lumber supply for building material sleighing. Zero weather is seldom Melhase was to move the fence back to
Fir this town and country. These* hills reached in winter an I it is something the tree thereby leaving a small corner
alxxind in vast timber belts which are very unusual for the thermometer to go open to the street.
ample to supply the demand here for alxive 85 in summer. Life-endangering
When Mr. Homing who had kindly
many years to come. Ten miles to the storms are unknown in Klamath county promised tc see that the fence was’
southeast is the gn*at laxly of water and malarial ami typlmi.l fevers are moved, went there to do the Work, the
known as Tule laike and into which practically not enconntere»! in thi« business men of the east end of town
Lost River empties. This lake overs country. Merrill is over 4 )J0 feet alxive headed by Mr. Melhase and Mr. Wor
an area of t>0,0(X) acres, 50,000 of which eca level ami this accounts for its won- den I believe, took hold of the matter
will be redainieil ami placed on tbe iderful health-giving oaones which arc enlarged ujion the original plan, put in
market to lx* liomesteixled by tlie Gov wafted over the valleys from the pin,- ll.e -<*at» and making it much better all;
ernment Reclamation Service under the covered forests of our foothills.
around, and it is all paid for with mon
THE HUNTERS’ PARADISE
Klamath project. This lake lies di
ey left, which 1 understand is to lie use*I
rectly lietween Merrill ami the country-
in laying a cement platform after the'
known as the Ixiva Beds. Here it was wi<le a» the ‘•Hunters’ Paradise." In fountain is in place.
that the early settlers of this valley in fact it cannot lx* sur|*a<*sed in it.« pro
We women aiu very glad of the help'
the ’70s encountered the hostile Red visions for the sportsman of every turn and co-otx-ralioii of the public spirited
Man, w ho objected to having his coun of min 1. In the f'xithil!« and not far men in this matter and only want the
try taken front him by the onward from tlie town of Merrill one may find credit due us as staiters of the scheme.
march of civilization, and here it ww almost every kind of big game. I>eer,
M hs . H attie W ilson ,
ou the banks of Tule Lake where the elk, antelope and bear are very plenti
Pres. K. F. W. C.T . U.
ready Mmn, ami loin Hierein will I m * pl teed on the market. The
never-to-lie- forgotten bloodthirsty Cap- ful, ami in th<* low land abounding with
tract comprises 5jo acres, adjoins KI.mi till Falls mi the north and west
tain Jack made his desperate statu! lakes ami streams the shotgun devotee
THE OTHER ONE
against the handfull of sturdy and de can find all the sport he desires in
and bordera on Link Hiver and Upper Klamath l/ike for two tulles.
termined pi >ncers w ho wished to wrest shootingdneks .ini geese. The rivers
A story is told of a police magistrate
Frmn this addition can In* seen tIn* grandest panorama on tile l*,n*ille
this count.} from the grasp of the shift and lakes tributary to Merrill abound
less M xlocs ami make of it a country with fish and the disciple of Isaac in Cincinnati who, having an extraordi
Coast, comprising Lake, River, Valley, Hill. Mountain and Sni>w-cap|M*d
■ thrift of the white man could Walton can find plenty of fun in land- nary amount of business one morning,
was «lisposing of Ins cases at the rate of
build fo .mself a home and «levelop ing the »portive trout.
Peaks, bien I into an harmonious picture of iinci|iiallt*d Iwauty ami mag
soire two or three a minute, with great
its w uderfiil resources. But few re-
c :gnize«l the wonderful possibilities in In the Klamath Basin are very low con exactness ami dignity, being, as is u«ual
store for these sturdy pSon«*ea» who
fought with Captain Jack an<l hi.« band we get transpirtation facilities and
Toone rather refractory witness his
of Indian warriors at the time tliese water. Plenty of land can lx* eecnred
said, "I am to understand that
battles were raging. Then the country at from $10 to $75 per acre, according to
known as tbe Klamath Basin was only bx-ation. In the town of Merrill lots you readily reeognixe thia handkerchief
recognized as a st<*<’k country ami the are selling at ridiculously low prices aa the one taken from you?”
"Yes, Your Honor.”
sturdy stockman who braved the dang considering the present ontbxik for the
“How do you know it is yours?” per-
ers of encroaching on the unsettl<«l soil development of the country. Prices
of the Klamath only saw the op|«r- evf.-rywhere have advanced alnmst fifty emtorily demandtsi his Honor.
“J rwognixe it at once because of its I
tunity to make money from tlie ranging percent during the past six months,
of his cattle, horses and sheep and grow but at the present rate of development
“Yon must be aware, sir,” declared
ing hay for feed during the few w inter values will double within the next
the magistrate, oracularly, as he drew a
months they have to lx* fed. Little did year.
similar handkerchief from bis own pock
EXCELLENT CHANCES TO
he realize that the time would ever
et, “that there are others like it.”
some when this valley would blossom
‘True enough,” was the nuexjiecte 1 ,
birth with cereals ami fruits of every Can Is» found in every part of the valley
kind, and lieconie the favorite home of a« well a« in town. These investments reply. “1 na*l two stolen!”—Harpers
the farmer os well as the stockman. will show handsome returns in a short Weekly.
Hut snch has Ixx’n the case. The man time. Merrill now lias two general
Reclamation of Klamath
v- .,o thought the stix-kniari would ever merchandise stores stockol with every
reign supreme here has gradually seen
Plain for a magnificent hotel are now being prepared, and construction will
Hu* country convert«**! into one of quite one furniture store where the home can 0 W. Murphy, Engineer, Tells of
begin this Hinunter. Thi« hostelry will be located on on ■ of the most pietur
diversified farming, but at the same lx* furnishixi from top to Ixittom nt
ea.pi“ spot.« in the addition ami will be surrounded by a park.
time he has l<*«t little of his prestige, as 1 prices that comjiare favorably with
KLAM A TH REPUBLICA A
LEADING NEWSPAPER OF INTERIOR OREGON.
a oner along with several other bu«i-
m»» h 11 • »
w< Il a* many new ie»i-
ience-, one of w Inch is Io cost t.i l kt.
Tin rd >r pi h e nt ix\ i sr
Meriill is Inlay tin* »nfe-t place for
inve-tment ■ > interior Oreg >n Prop
erty is very rva«onal*le ami then* ia no
mil'broom growth here, a» can lx1 well
by a I >ok over our town. Then* ia no
rush or excitement in building up the
place, ami only the healthful growth of
a pr. i.|*<*rou» community in felt
take» le" money to invest in Merrill
pro|*vrty than in that of any other town
ill the county , »ire compared, and these
investment» will bring larger returns
lien* than in any other town in the
TH INSTORTATION EACH H IES
Two railroads an* building into the
unty . one coming diiect to Morrill
¡'he Mi Co 1 1 to.id ¡» ii w completed to
w ithin forty-live mile* of here and sev-
eral liundre I men are employ,*,! rush
ing const ruction work to com |>lete it to
Liinl< l.mding this year. I airda in
le-s than fifteen miles from Merrill.
This ton I ile« n "t aim to atop then*,
but will coim- directly through Merrill
on mute to it« fntun* destination, the
head of the I‘»"chutes. The Weal mad
is building into the north eml of the
county and the time is not far distant
when we will lie on the main line of the
Southern Pacific, a» that mad now has
men at Fort Klamath, M miles from
Merrill, survey ing a mute for the main
line of this road from eoust to const.
■*>>n»i»t largeh of hardware ami »tuli for
out thing camp»
The i*oii»inwii'*ii «*( ib«* ll‘»t eLlit
miles of the m u i >mal I* >» nbe.ulv I»*
gun, l’in« w ill i'iebi.1.- 3 ’>1’ i<*<*t of tun
nel. Murk I* Icing | u»l*cd on tin*
main cshs I bv ll**' eoiiti»etoi». wl de
tliei». i» a i ,ie«* «I w«i k **u ili*' l.lleial*.
Tiu» i« l—'ing iloi.i* l*v th,* linvvriiiueiit
I'll«* prim'iiMtl i«* i sou why the tilivelo
illeni i'iioliaM',1 teams n"*l
torwaid Iin» wmk l**r H»«lf i» Iliai in
this way the.l ini ig«* t*‘ t irm i ami priv
ate prop«*rty Ilo* ngh which llio laterals
pa«» will la* milliini.’ * I.
■‘We ex|Ma t to havs wateron the laud
from the main <amd in time to grow
nevi ve.ar« cr,*p» II"* project, which
will cost alamt ft.«*’.'’'’", i» a eoui|**ir.i-
tivelv cheat oih * lor th«* larg»* uereag«*
irrigate*!. It» completion will I m * a «le-
t illed advantage t<* I'oUlaii'l
Bank and Crust Co
Will open for business about
September /, I9o6
Horning & Casey
Buena Vista Addition
TO KLAMATH FALLS, ORLÜON
Boulevards and Streets are now being graded, and these will be lined
with Shade Trees. Grading work on the Electric Street Railway
is now under way.
the stock industry will always rank those of the metropolitan cities, three
nmong the leading st'K-k countries "I well-e«piipp«l hotel» doing an excellent
business—so much so that they are not
sufficient for tlie needs of the town—
UNCLE SAM WILL SPEND
and nn up-to-date restaurant building is
For irrigating this great Klamath basin. now lx'ing fitt,“l up with lodging r<x>m«
A little less than two years ago a corp« in connection, two cigar ami confection
♦*( engineers were sent to the Klamath ery stores, two blacksmith sliojis, <>n<-
l*asin to investigate its future p<*««ibil- drug store, one butcher shop, the only
ities ami the advisability of government < reamery in the county, two livery
irrigation. These men reported favor Karns anil a big feed barn umler course
ably ami i’ncle Sam deci<led to lniibl | of construction, four snbxms, bank,
one of iiis greatest ami most extensive doctor, newspaper, very large and fine
irrigation systems un lor his entile su- opera house, harness shop, shoe repair
• .-vision. Consequently bids were let shop, millinery store, flouring mill of
.u i winter for tin- commencement of fifty barrel daily capacity, a real estate
the work of building a great ditch to firm and is represented by most of the
take the waters from the 100,000 acre leading fraternal societies as well as
natural reservoir known as Vpper churches. A large capacity brick yard
L.amnth Lake, which lies from GO to w as recently estabii»he«l and a large
MtLfect above this entire valley, and( brick bank building is to lx? constructe«!
J». W. Murphy, engineer in charge of
the Klamath irrigation project, was in
I’orlland ye«terday, a guest at the Ore
gon. He leaves tonight for Klamath;
Falls. While here he made several pur-'
chases of materials for the work. He
says that umler present conditions Port-
land is the most available place for Ibe
Klamath engineers to make pun bases,
ami it is likely that as Portland is the
headquarters of the Reclamation ser
vice for ti.is district, that this city will
get a large part of the purchasing con
"Portland has already bad a large
part of the trade ocea-iom-d by the irri
gation work in Hie Klam th country,”
said Mr. Murphy. “J have bought
quite a lot oi material since J have lx*en
heie this time, pur purchases timi far
If you want a himo in the ni*mt lieniitifiil section of Klamath County, buy
a lot in the I! iena Vista Addition.
next door Postoffice
Klamath Canal Co.