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KLAMATH FALLS, KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON, FEBRUARY 6, 1908.
Occupation Tax Pro
posed by Council
CONDITIONS DEMAND IT
Method Must be Adopted
to Meet Expenses of Run
ning City Government
Mill« the title to thousands of acres
bought in good faith by genuine -ottirrs,
' who have put sahatsntial improvements
Upon the land, If oti fl»»? «»the» han»l
H ip nuit thonld I jp in th« nature oi a de
mand for specific |>erir>rri»anre H the
condition« under which the railr/rj » re
ceived the tfraist, a Boole ol 9p»*cu)atorM
•tan»l read»- Io jump n and file rlmma
on the railroad land* et peeling to ae-
quire at |2 ■'<) an acre laud worth iron»
ten Io twrn’y tidier that amount.
■liimnie, previously before the Council,
was laid on the table indefinitely. The
amount of the license lies lieen left
blank end tlx rs- is a diversity of feeling
iu regard to isialng the license at
The first ol « ha< Is ImHuyed to be a
series of or-llisnces to luervns« the rev-|
• nue ol the city was Introduced at the
last uteel.iig J ol the I lly Council
The ordinance provides for the reyule
lion and licensing ol lhe busineee ol
draylng within the city. A tax of 1-> I*
iiii | hhm -'I tor Ilin first truck or wagon,»15
for I lie second, ami »III lor each addi
tional one, owned l>y each |>erson or cor
put at ion, whether operated by animal,
strain or electrical |a>wer. The penalty
lor each violation ol the ordinance is to
I m - a fine ol trout »'■ to »L’b, or imprison-
luent not to exceed five days, or both
fine and Imprisonment.
| A number of the Cuuiictl, particularly
1 the Mayor uiul Coiincilinan Stilts, are
outspoken in favor <»l an occu|«lion lax,
wliicli will provide a revenue to help
meet city expenses.
Ilia proposed to
have the City Attorney draw up ordi
nances to I m , introduced, providing lor
an annual llcrnae lax on all business in
the city, tlie tax to l>e traeud on tbe
amount ol stock carried or business
Recorder Leavitt called the attention
•it tlie Council to the tact that in a mat
ter ol eight or ton years lhe city would
Ire called u|s>n to |Hiy the »10,1)00 water
bonda, which will then Ire due. Ac yet
no provision lia«l l>e«n made to liquidate
Ibis indebtedness. The franchise to lhe
waler company provides lor lhe forma
lion ol a “sinking fund,” wliicli ia to Ire
awd tn paying off tlie principle. Av vet
nothing lias l>eeii placed to lhe credit ol
Mayor Bishop stated that he had
under consideration a policy of Increas
ing tlie revenue, ahlcli he would prob
ably bring Irefore the next meeting. In
tlie meantime lie would go over lhe
water company franchise, with tlie City
Attorney, and l-e ready Io make some
suggestions toward gelling tlie city out
Invited to Oregon
Portland business rnen ha » determ
ined to make a united and most enthu
siasm'eff*i t to secure from the Trans-
' Continental PaSrenger Association a
special rate through to Portland »nd
other pint's in the Pacific Northwest for
delegates and others who will attend
the National Democratic Convention to
I »« held in the metropolis of Colorado
t n-xt July.
This was the topic of a
meeting held at t' e parlors of the Port
land Commercial Club Friday night, and
H dters were forwarded Saturday to the
meeting of the passenger agents now in
session at Coronado Beach, California.
The round-trip rates that will I« in
vogue from Portland an l other Oregon
points to Denver will make it ea-v to or
ganize a party of representative business
men from all parts < f the State and send
them on a special tram to Denver, where
an extraordinary effort will lie made to
convince the delegatee in attendance
upon the convention of the special at
tractions of the Oregon climate during
the hot season.
Many Inquiries from
DEMAND FOR LITERATURE
Board Decides to Issue a
Small Pamphlet Covering
the Usual Questions
The regular semi-monthly m<-eling of
The regular monthly meeting of the
the City Council was liehl Monday night
direct >rs of the Klamath Water Users
with every lueinber present, except
was field at their office Saturday.
Preeidenl Msalon, who was gr«nle«l a 30
Those in attendance were: President
dais lea«« ol aleence
Alex Martin, Jr., Vice ¡’res. O. A.
bills were allowed ami or,'»rod paid:
Stearns, Directors Roeck. Stevenson and
K. F. Light A Water Co............. I HO 32
Williams. J. F. Adam* and XV. C.
K »". I jgnt A Water Co. Jan
Dalton were alwent at Tula I.ake with
16 i > i
Engineer Morphy, H. T. Anderson was
Kenyon Tiausler Co , drayage
sick and D. F. Driscoll was unable to be
Dr. Merry man, Johnson case
present. Only the regular routine of
T. K. Griffith, watchman at
hn«ine«s w as gone through ami a few
recommendations for the considera
• 5 00
A very unique advertising circular has tion of the Reclamation Service passed.
<’ C. Low. Chief of I’ollcr
There ha- always been a strong oppo
lieen received by this office from the
Jas J. Ilart, police ......
sition among the members against ap
' Commercial Club of Eugene, entitled
J. XV. Hieiueiis, Treasurer . .. .
propriating money for advertising the
“The Best Trump of All,” with an ace
K. K. Jaimeeon, Police .... .
county, but a« the office it being con
i of diamonds beneath, then “Eugene,
IK>nJ. Zumwalt, engineer and
tinually fio-Mied with letters of inquiry,
rodman, Dec. and Jan.
Laue Coun'v, Oregon.”
On the inside it is believed something will have to be
,1. F. Gueller, windows, etc
of tbe circular it printed a list of Eu done. The secretary has always sent
E. W. Wakefield, labor........
gene's attractions and advantages as a personal answers to the letters, but it
Vertile Houston, lalair
has been found very unsatisfactory and
place for homeseekers. These are en
Dr. Stone, Johnson case.............
almost impossible to cover the ground
closed in a small envelope on the hack in a single letter and answer fully
»". Stone. city atty
Chi*. Adame, work on street
; of which is printed : “Personal—Don’t all the questions asked.
K. F. Roller Mills, cross walks
1 try to play poker with this reck.—Eu are to be obtained on the cost of a pamp-
XV. K. Bowdoin, priullng
gene." The circular is the size and let. which will contain all the facta in a
Th« shipping season for cattle Iroiu
East End Blacksmith Shop, re
more compact and definite shape, re
Klamath county is about over according
oi a playing card. It is a very
garding the work and lands under the
Io tin- statement of Charles ll.rton, one
project. These could be mailed in re
of the largest resident cattlemen.
sponse to inquiries and would be a
A. I. Leavitt, police Judge....
great saving in time and expense, and
cattle driven to Montague and Gaxalls,
nounced that on or about February 14 bring good results to every land owner
Total »792 74 tor shipment to tlm Oakland, Sacra
an examination will be conducted at under tbe project.
Petitions were granted lor sidewalks mento and Han Francisco markets, has
Eugene by Prof. Aiderman and Senator
from the corner of Walnut and Heveuth le-en 19,090 and there remains about
Kuvkendall, open to ail candidates from
along the priq>eriy belonging to XX'ld 3000 more which are to be shipped soon.
the first congressional district wbo de
«luee. Case« and DeLap. Along north
About half of this number were
Klam th Falls is liable to have a rush
sire appointment to tbe Annapolis Naval
erly side of Pin« lor the length of block •luplM'l t>v J. C. Mitchell, 1560 by Hor-1
carpenters to this place if the follow
Academy, the exact date to be an
5, and on westerly side of block 94 on ton and the balance by Louts Gerber
letter is any indication of tbe im
Hath, between Oak and Plum. A peti and Swanson A Son. Horton has 000
Tbe candidate making the beet show pression prevailing on the outside iu re
tion to secure undedicated portion of more ready for market.
ing in the examination, both physical
Jefferson street Iwtween Second and
At a low estimate tho value of the
gard to the result of the recent fire.
and mental, will receive Representative
Third and open same lor street, was re le-ef shipments is placed at over 5050,-
“To Chief of Fire Department:
Constable Slate, of Merrill, arrived in
ferred to street coinniittto.
Street 000. Thia does not include tiie cattle
Wm. Monroe, a recent arrival in the Hawley's appointment as midshipman,
The Klamath Falls fire department
Dear Sir: As I have had an offers
lights wore ordered on Second street at
city, stole two overcoats from Willson’s
have decided to give thgir annual “Fire
a job as house builder, would thank you
ing in custody Fred Liskev, whom he j office Monday, belonging to Bill Fee ed alternates in tbe order of rating.
the corners of Jefferson. Lincoln and of AahlanJ, Medlord and oilier northern men's Ball" on March 17th.
very much if you would pleaae write
At an adjuurnixl meeting hell Tuesday turned over to Sheriff Obencbain for , and Tom Brickell. Representing them
California buyera are fully appncla- evening, committees were appointed on safe keeping at the county jail. I-iskey as bis own property he secured five dol
A resolution was passed, oppoeed by
let me know tbe extent of the fire
Mr. and Mrs. G. Heitkemper, Jr., cel
Bennett, granting the Klamath Falls tive of the superior quality of cattle Invitation, floor and arrangements, ami was convicted ol mayhem on the person lars on one at the l akeside Inn bar and ebrated tbe tenth anniversary of their
you had there sometime ago. Thanking
land A Transportation Company tho raise« 1 in the Klamath country and our instructed to commence work at once of Ira McCall, and was placed under two dollars for the other at Houston's. marriage Monday and in honor of
you tor any information you might give
privilege of discontinuing their street twef always commands the highest mar- laying plans for one of lhe biggest balls »500 bonds by Justice Shortgen, to About 11 o’clock he was reported as hav- the occasion entertained a few of their
car service Irom the present time until ket price. A prominent California buy ever given in Klamath Falls. Tlie boys await the convening of the Circuit Court. : ing left the city, going in tbe direction friends at their home on E wanna me, I remain
er remarked oi a band of cattle recently are full of enthusiasm over tho coming
Liskey is what is known as a “bad j of Keno. Mont Hutchison was depu
April 15, 1909.
Heights. The evening was a most en
shipped from here: “That is the finest
The request of the fire boys was bunch of cattle I have seen this year."
i annual event and nothing will be left man” and has l>een causing considerable tised by the Sheriff, and armed with a joyable one, made doubly so by tbe
granted for equipment, consisting of
undone to make this even a greater trouble in the vicinity of Merrill. The 1 warrant left on the 4 o'clock boat in
ludicrous gifts given by the guests. In
twenty-four coats, thirty-six caps, eight
i aocia) and financial success than the one day before his last crime he was re pursuit. Monroe was found at Keno
addition to these,many useful articles of
J. Peterson of Newark, South Dakota,
leased from a 10 day's sentence in the and brought back to this city, and will
pair of blankets, nine pair of overalls,
I of last year.
the tin family were presented to the arrived in tbe city Friday and left
and eight pair ol rubber boots, and Adjoiuitig the new fair ground ; two and
Besides the equipment recently or«l- Merrill jail far beating up some In lie given a preliminary hearing at 9
host and hostess.
Whist was played Saturday for tbe timber country be-
Chief Oliver was instructed to purchase one-half acres or more, best of garden ’ ered by the city, the boys authorized dians.
o’clock tomorrow morning.
and delicious refreshments were served. ' yond Dairy, where he is interested in
land. Two and one-half acres is equal
Wm. Monroe, wbo was arrested Tues Tbe guests were Mr. and Mrs. W. J. some property. Evidently South Da
An ordinance, introduced by Htilts, to twenty lots 50x135 leet. If times are ' paid for out of their own fund. These are considerably worked up over the af day morning at Keno, on a charge of
Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Zumwalt, kota has a few bad daya occasionally aa
providing for the regulation and licens good or ba<! you can always make a shirts as well as other equipment will lw fair and expressions are freely given in stealing two overcoats from Willson’s
Mr. and Mrs. George Noland, Mr. and Mr. Peterson did not seem to see any
ing of drays was |>aee<-d to Its second good living from it.
Price reasonable, tagged with tlie imprint of tbe fire de favor oi a long term in the penitentiary, saloon, ha<l a preliminary hearing be Mrs. R. 8. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Alex thing unusual in the cold spell we have
partment and are to I m * used by the hovs in the tight which took place between fore County Judge Griffith at 1:30
ano terms easy. See
Martin, Mr. and ¡Mrs. C. H. Underwood had the past few days. He was drawn
On motion of Hchallock, tlie liquor or-
only when on duty as firemen. About the two men, McCall had one of his o’clock this afternoon. Deputy District
I.. JACOBS, Owner.
and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Murray.
' out bv one of Straw’s trains.
ball of the rubber coats were brought in ears bitten completely off, and be w ill be Attorney Stone appealed for tbe prose
to be tagged, and it ia desired that the left disfigured for life. Both men are cution, while 11. XX’. Keesee represented
reported to be of a rather quarrelsome the defendant.
reel be returned without delay.
Ed Wakefield was elected foreman of nature. This is tbe second time Liskey
A plea of not guilty was entered by
Hoee Company No. 2. The other com has chewed an ear off of a man.
the defense and the contention made
panies have not held their election yet.
that the theft was not committed from
Zim Baldwin was given the contract for
an office, as charged in the complaint,
putting in lhe bath tub and coils.
but from tbe hall. Thos. Newton, C. D.
Last Tuesday John Ratliff, Sr., fell
Willson, Hen Smith and Sheriff Oben-
from his wagon while coming down cliain testified as witnesses for the pros
Stukid mountain and struck his head ecution. As no defense was put up, the
According to the statement of XV. R. against a pile of rocks, knocking him Judge Imund Monroe over to the Circuit
! Davis, of Brownell, who is in the city
unconscious. The wagon, loaded with Court. Tl e amount of bail has not
today, the Butte Creek valley is fast a cord of wood, tan over his legs badly lieen fixed yet, but w ill probably be $500.
tilling up with settlers, and farm lands bruising hut not breaking them. Chas.
in that vicinity are commanding a good Merrill, who was hunting for cattle,
give it to
¡ h not quali
noticed the team standing still on the
Mr. L>avis says that there is to lie two hillside without a driver. Riding up he
Final preparations are being made for
clean? Or will you
more excursions (rom the East in the discovered the uncon-eious body of Mr.
the institution of suits against the South
near future. The first will arrive on Ratliff, and hurriedly dismounting, suc
ern Pacific railroad for the foifeiture of
the seventh of this month and about ceeded in reviving him. He at once
its immense land grants in Oregon, in
the 13th of March, three coaches of went for aid and the injured man was
volving properly estimated all tbe way
bomssoekers will be brought in over the taken to his home, where lie was ex
Irom »30,000,000 to »00,000,000 in value
' new line as far as Macdoel. Thia point amined by Dr. Alex Patterson. It was
and comprising tome of the finest tim
la 15 milea distant from Bray, the pres I found that no bones were broken, and
ber land in the State.
ent terminal of the rail read, and early aside from the bruises sustained and
Several months ago the department of
< in March the railroad company will the shock there was nothing serious.
justice began gathering evidence for this
. bava the track laid and the road in op
Mr. Ratliff remembered only that he litigation, and special representatives
eration to that place.
fell from the wagon. It is probable that were sent to Oregon for the purpose of
A large foice has bean added to the
Mr. Merrill discovered him a few min searching the records and procuring de
tract laying craw and each day the road
utes after the accident — Merrill Record. scriptions of ail lands sold by tba rail
Our Rasponaibillty Ends When You aro Satisfied
ia faat reaebiug out toward Dorria to
road company since the original grant.
’ wlcb place it will be completed by tbe
Representative Ellie has again taken XX’ith this preliminary information in
first of May.
up with the reclamation service the hand, the department ia now raady to
question of establishing an experi begin suit.
Thousands of people in western Ore
| The Masons’ Lodge are making great mental farm in the Umaiilla irrigation
improvements in their lodge rooms in project to demonstrate the best method gon are waiting with the deepest inter
tbe Willette building. The hell carpets of irrigation and the best crops to plant. est to learn the nature of the proceed
have been taken up and renovated and He was told that 40 acres had l>ecn set ings which the Government proposes to
the paper hangers and painters are busy aside for this purpose.
Ijiter he was bring against the Southern Pacific rail
transforming the appearance of the in assured by the Secretary of Agricul road on account oi its failure to observe
terior. This lodge has been very active ture that bis department would at once the conditions of its land grants in this
Successor to R. fl. Boiler
lately and members from sll over |the take charge of the farm and carry on 'tale. If the suit should be in the na
county coms In tn attend ths communi- demonstration work during the coming ture of a sweeping demand for a nullifi
cation of the entire grant, it would un-
Shipping About Over
Would Held Rebuild
“The Railroad is Comin
Mahem the Charge
Buy a Home
Valley Filling Fast
YOUR FAITHFUL WATCH
to repair or
with me, which assures you
good honest work with
G. Heitkemper *•
This muddy weather calls for
We have it 6 to 12 feet wide
It saves time and hard work
Leading Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician
All goods bought
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E. W. GILLETTE & CO