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KLAMA TH REPLBIJCAN
Charges Fall Flat
iContinueil frotn Vage 1
Mt. I’itt. The Secretary regretted that
hi* time was too limited to |>ermit of his
accompanying the party.
Captain Applegate and the Secretary
liecaiue quite chummy at Crater Lake.
He thinks the Captain is all right.
While stopping at Pelican Bay the
Secretary and party hud splendid luck
Pure MilkPure Cream
work at the figures you name. I have
looked over the cost of the work under
force account and find that it is costing
the Service .k', ISO and 80 cents.”
Delivered Daily from the Altamont
Senator Fulton: "I did not know
Dairy. Wholesale and Retail.
I that it was being dòne so cheaply,"
Senator Fulton at this point took up
TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
In the party was young Page, son of
Every Detail <d Our Dairy is Sanitary, insuring
the question of the classification that
the Purity and llaalthfulnessof Our Products.
was given Mason. I'avis A Company the publisher of Worlds Works.
and asked Mr. Newell if he would go John C. Young, private secretary to
“You ask why the government takes witli him and look over the ground in Senator Bourne, came along for the pur-
Garfield and Newell
. money out of the treasury and builds ir dispute. This Mr. Newell refused to do |s>«e of keeping his ear to the ground.
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rigation projects. It is not Io make for the reason that the matter rested He is a smooth article and is undoubt
, I'VMp’.f I ifh.
. It is to provide homes for entirely in the hands of the local engi edly a valuable aid to the Senator.
a great project, a project that offerì the a I
opportunity of the establishing of many k. the men who will live upon it and culti neer and that neither be nor the Secre it is manifestly certain that the
homes in your valley. You have a sec vate it. No man can obtain water tor tary of the Interior, under the law>had “|H>wer that is" is Project Engim*er
i the authority to change the judgment
tion of country that within the next '25 I more than 160 acres and upon the S««cre-
tarv of tiie Interior is mil -ed the dutv . of the engimw-r. That they could re Murphy. »<> far as this project is con
or 50 years will support a vast popula
* , of fixing the farm unit. He must have move the engineer, but they could not cerned. Many questions of importance
tion. As far as it is possible under the
relative to the Klamath Project came
information and jtnlge wisely. change hi» judgment in th«' matter.
law of the IYapartment it is the purpose I «xirrect
tbe Secretarv. He referred
Mr. Newell was asked by a represent
. “The question of water is on«« that must
of the Reclamation Service to push th«»
Mr. Newell, Mr, Newell to Mr.
ative of the Republican telativi« to the
Reclamation work just as far as possible. be regulated. People who have lived
here where there is an abundance of a»»ociation undertaking the work as a Ilenny, and Mr. Ilenny
“If I were to believe all that I have
water have been in the habit of uaiug all contracting timi. In regard to this he Murphy.
heard in various parts of the state of
they wanted and of wasting a large said: “There is nothing in the r«H-la-
When Major Worden expressed to
Oregon. 1 would think that th«« ¡«eoplt*
> amount of water, which not only ores 1 mation law to prevent such a proceed Mr. Garfield the w i-h that he might
of this State think there is no other
‘ up the water from the canal, but is also ing. We would lie glad to get a bid some day see him President, the Secre
place but Oregon. We have not only to
ruinous to tin? land as well. Many I from the association and it would have tary did not decline the nomination.
consider this project here, but all the
jthousands of acres of land have been the same careful consideration -.tecorded
One thing that the visit of the Secre
various projects in Montana, Idaho ami
to bids from anyone. However, I !>e-
other state«» as well. We have to con I ruined throughout the West by exees- lieve it would l>e bazaidous for th«- asso- tary and Director will do, is the clear
j give use of water, leaviu , a deposit of I
mg of the atmosphere of many rumors
sider the needs and demands of all these
to undertake the work, for th««
sections. We have appropriate«! as alkali. This can l«e reclaimed by a ; reason that it would have no head. regarding this project. It ha* placer! >
careful system of drainage.
tilings on a solid Imais and now every- :
much money for pushing this work as it
“In going over this work I have been W ith a Board of Directors of nini« men one know« how to get to work to secure ,
is ¡««ssible. While we will not be able
• impressed not only with its magnitude, i it would be unwieldy, for there would , tiling. It is not at Washington, but
to meet all your expectations, we are
j but with tbe necessity of the use of I l>e too many minds to-eontend with. If right here in Oregon.
able to show you that we are progress
I very great economy in its construction. I one man were placed at the head with
ing in goo«! faith and are pushing this
It is pretty certain that there will Ire |
Some of the work has been done by absolute authority, it would I h « easier.
project forward as rapidly as we are able
But even then it would I««« a difficult something doing all along the line in I
omy. Some men are advising us to let matter to secure bonds, for bonding this basin next year. The Secretary is
“I believe that you have confidence in
t out by contract, while others say companies ar«» not anxious to under willing, the Director is willing. Ilenny
Wine« and Liquor*
the ability of our local officers, and I
rather than do it by force account let it write sudi risks. Individual bondsmen is willing and Murphy is anxious. The
of Cimice Vintage
have not heard a word of complaint w ith |
go. It is obviously imp«'ssible to com- i
the work they are doing here. This ha»
ill« i .*» 1I >« k < '1'
ply with all these requests. As a mat ing, withdraw and leave the association is most inter«*!«*!. If the |>eople here
given me great delight. Of coarse we ter of fact we nw invited, not merely in a bad way. It i.s, to my mind, a good get together and bury their hatchet“ ,
will make mistakes, we all do, but these the citizens of this section, but contrac deal like an uneducated person entering and pull together there will be no furth- 1
mistakes will teach us how to bette- ' tors from all parts of the United States , a court for the purpose of practicing er delavs.
carry on the project in the months and to bid upon the const rueticn of this pro- ’ ' law, without any previous experience.”
The Secretary gave everyone the slip
years to come. We must not go so fast i ject. Contractors in al) parts of the j “What are the prospieds for the early
as to endanger the success of the project I country are busy and as a result very completion of tins project? Is work on board the Steamer Klamath and
climbed into the pilot house with Cap !
in any way, so last as to do the work in j few of them care to come up here to going to be rusheu?”
tain Ktdwrts, with whom he chatted,
any way that is not thorough. If this
“That will depend a good 'leal on pleasantly. The Captain is good com
Klamath. We are hoping to have the
is done, when this project is turned over j work so arranged in the near future conditions. The cost of labor, it« «vail-
to the people the cost of maintenance I that the water users may be able to ability, material, the rapidity with pany and lie think» the Secretary is all
and operation will be very slight. We i handle the work bv taking small con- ! which the land is Settled up and trans- right.
want your criticisms, but we want criti i tracts, or large ones as the case may be, ¡«or tat ion. Nearly all of these condi
cisms that are based on facts, criticisms ! thus keeping the money t-X|>endt«d in tions art* changing in a manner favor \\ anted-Bids for Clearing
that are of an instructive kind.
>»< I 1
i the construction of this project in the j I able to the pushing of «'peratirns, with
“Our country has no sectional divi valley.
11 th«« exception of the settling of the
sions; we are all one country, and are
“I have not had the opportunity of I land. In thi- we are disappoint«*«]. «Th««
striving to make the American Nation meeting many of you, but 1 hope to be prime object of the reclamation work is
strong ami good in the eyes of tbe peo able to meet and discuss the work of the reclaiming of tbe lard t > furnish
ple of the world.”
construction and irrigation with any lionu-s for the settler. Under il.«- first
Secretary Garfield was followed by one who may care to do so, and receive unit of this project I am sorry to see
Director Newell, who said :
suggestions and recommendations, We there are thousands of acres of land
Sub'cribe for ti e Republican»
director S ewell ' s speech
have entrusted the work of construction without settlers or crop-, Tiiis must be
“The Secretary has told you of the'
difficulties that confront him and has tants, and expect him to report to Mr. the object <: the creation of the Recla
mation Service carried out.”
ex plaint» 1 to you all of the details which Henny at Portland, who in turn reports
“How about the Clear Lake darn?”
can properly come before him. lie is
At this question th«- Director smiled.
taking a long trip, a trip of ten weeks
’ “The j>e«q>!e of the Upper Project aie
duration, in which he will visit nearly
certainly workers. From wluit I have
every western state and territory in the great, and we must get men who are
hear«! about the Clear Lake dam one
interest of Reclamation work. Especial
would think ttiat it was the whole
attention was given to the opportunity order to make this thing a great big
works. They have certainly pti»h«*d
of coming here to Klamath in order
their claims not only with me but with
that he might see for himself one of the
the Secretary. The construction oi this
largest and one of the most difficult of
dam is a matter that will l»e determined
the projects under his charge.
' shortly. All of tiie su,«ervising engi
“Much money is in the hands of the
neers are to meet us in Nevada, when
Secretary for expenditure. Millions ’of
tld« ami about one hundred questions
dollars are left to the discretion of one '
will be definitely settled. I am inclined
man. This is a great responsibility and
think that bid» will be advertised for
a sufficient load for one man. In taking evening, the announcement was made
thi» year, bat it is not likely that
the time of the Secretary to bring [him I
active operations on it will l>egin until
out to this project we had in mind the appropriate |5(X) to lie used in making a
magnitude of the project and its impor-' display at the National Irrigation Con
“Is it your understanding that all of
lance to Oregon and California. We
funds paid in from a certain State
have laid out here a great work and one Chamber contribute a like sum. The
are to be used in that State?”
which mast continue many years. It is
"Eventually, ye», but for the present,
impossible as you all know, to build a step, and it will uudoubtedly meet with
These funds are/tobe used where
great system of this kind inja short the hearty approval of all the people. they will do the most good. Take for
time. We have now laid merely the
example Oklahoma. This territory lias
foundation and have actually brought can be used to advantage and benefit of
been one of the largest contributor»,
into operation a portion of the project ■ tbe county, it is to be hoped that the
yet there is not a dollar lieing expended
and are delivering water to 12,000 acres
in that State for the reason there are no
projects under construction.
A committee consisting of Judge
“I have had the pleasure of meeting
As time advances and other» are found,
with you before and of discussing var
then the money will be forthcoming to
ious matters and at all times the ques Ira White was appointed to raise the
tion has been brought up as to how
“I would like to make a statement to
rapidly this great project shall ’>e |
puehed forward. It has been the desire This is a work in which everyone the people under this project. It ¡«that
we will do all that we can tor it. It will
of the water users that this work be car should assist.
not be discriminated against. If there
ried on more slowly, and that about 20,-
in any complaint, if it is submitted in
000 acres be brought under irrigation
writing it will be carefully investigated.
each year. In linking over the situa
But no attention-will be paid to indis-'
tion, in going over the work, in talking
fault-finding. Farts are what
with the farmers as to what ha.« been
when they are produced
accomplished. I am sure that until we
During the visit of Secretary Garfield
get railroad facilities, until the situation last week the question of the decision they will receive attention, Insofar as
is improved, it is obviously unwise to in the matter of the homesteaders in the contracts are concerned, we will be
push the work. We don’t want the j 37-10 was brought to his attention. He glad to receive bid» on them, either ar-
people to say after we have turned the gave careful attention to the statement . cording to our plan» and specifications
project over to the water users that if ■ of the case and at the conclusion he said or modified. They will always be con
they had not gone so rapidly, if they that he could not be expected to give a sidered, but they must be submitted in
hail waited until the railroad was here, 'decision now, but that if th«- matter the regular form. Verbal offers will not
the cost would not have been so great. j was brought liefore him he would thor lie considered. The Service is working
We believe that the men who are build oughly investigate it and that the settler i in the interest of the people ami they
ing this railroad are building it just as might l«e sure of a square deal. This ought then to be satisfied. In order to sat
fast as it is possible. They have had was all that the boys want, and it is a isfy them, they will always lx-accorded a
difficulties in the way of securing labor I safe liet that they will win the case if it hearing whenever they have a just com
and material which has hampered them is carried before Garfield, for he is a plaint, but as I said l«etore, these coin-
| plaints must be based on facts.”
in their work.
man who will do what is right in the
“ We have 8000 acres of land under the matter.
first unit of the canal to which we can
deliver water which is not lieing utilized
and will not be until we can bring in
Secretary Garfield took a swim in
farmers from the outside and bring
Crater Lake. He stated that while it
them in on the railroad. Possibly you
people are getting used to being without
At one o’clock last Sunday morning was pretty chilly he thoroughly en
Agent Firemans Fund Insurance Corporation
a railroad, but the |>eople wiio come tiie Steamer Columbia, on it« way from joyed it. It was a powerful remedy for
here from the Eastern states the ride San Francisco to Portland, was rammed the removal of the cobwebs from mind.
Prof. Holmes of the Geological Sur
over tiie mountains in a stage is a novel by the San Pedro and was «ent to the
exjierience and they do not care to bring bottom. There were 250 passengers vey ar d.John Garfield, the Secretary’«
in their wives and children in the same aboard. The loss of life, will exceed 100. son, wiio, by tire way is only fifteen and 9
The accident occurred near Eureka.
measures six feet, two inches, climbed '
E. J. MURRAY, Editor
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