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Edited and Paid for by the Klamath Edited and paid for by the Personal
County Central Committee.
E. J. MURRAY, Editor
For the sake of those who can
not vote, cast your ballot
against the saloon.
LEADING NEWSPAPER OF INTERIOR OREGON.
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All communications submitted for publication in the columns of this paper
will, lie inserter! only over the name of tlie writer. No non de plume articles
will lie published.
Teeters to be Next Terminus
Why I Hate the Liquor Trade
(From the latest address of Governor
J. Frank Hanly of Indiana.)
More Land Troubles
Chief Engineer Hood, of the Southern
The “sooner*" in the land rush of
Pacific, now has under advisement a last Fall have gained their first point.
proposition whereby Teeter’s landing Wh. n thev made application to enter
will lie the next terminus of the Califor at the Lakeview offiiee the officials re
nia Northeastern. If he should decide fused to receive their filings hecatise
favorably upon this it is very probable they alleged settlement before the lands
that by the first of the year all trains were thrown o|ien to selection anil
over the new road will come to the land settlement by the order of the ¡Secretary
ing to connect with the boats (or this of the Interior. The matter was at
i once appealed to the Commissioner of
The agreement between the Govern ; the General land Office. Some lime ,
ment and the Southern Pacific Company ago it was re|s>rted that the Lakeview
in regard to the crossing of the channel office had Isen instructed lo allow s
is another matter that may cause delay hearing, and now this rei»>rt is con
in reaching this city, and in order to firmed In notices to all parties concern
get the road to navigable water that will ed that the hearing will occur the mid- I
not freeze through the Winter, a propos die of June.
Parties participating ini ,
ition has been submitted to the S. P. the rush did not consider the sooners.
officials by Abel Adv to run a spur to , but now they have been granted a hear- i
Teeter's landing along the foot of ing they will figure more prominently
Dowase Butte and along the channel. in the fight for the most valuable piece* ■
"Personally I have seen so much of
the evils of the liquor traffic in the last
four years, so much of its economic
waste, so much of its physical ruin, so
much of its mental blight, so much of
its tears and heartache, that I have
come to regard the business as one
that must be held and controlled by
s rung and effective laws.
1 bear no malice toward those in th«
business but I hate the traffic
I hate its every phase,
Prohibition or Prosperity?
M. K. CUI HI II
There is always a welcome (or you at
Grace M. E, church.
Service* will lw held Sunday in the
new Methodist Church
Bible School ..................... ....Ida. iu.
........ ....... II a. m. i
...... Jb iu.
Epworth Itagli«................. . .7 tin I». m.
A heart v welcome to all,
P. (’nNKLIN, Pastor.
The spur would lie a tritie over two of timlier in the entire section restored
miles in length and would l>e easy to itoenTv. The sooner* went out into
iwiild as it would requi every little grad the land long l>efore the Secretary made
ing ami practically no dredging.
lhe restoration order and built cabins,
Mr. Hood has previously stated and pasted notices of settlement and resided
in a way agree! that if a large sawmill u pon the lands. The restoration order
is put in at Teeter’s he would construct contained a clause prohibiting this, but
a spur to that point to haul out the pro the »ooners claim they are not effete.!
duct of the mill. A aiovement is on i by the order as they had already es
foot to put in this mill in the near fu tablished residence upon the land before
ture and if the proposition is carried to ; the older was made, and they argue
a successful issue the spur will lie a cer ! that one cannot violate a law liefore
The agreement between the S. P. and ea9e was om* „( 4 similar natiue, Miss
the Government provides that the rail- Homing, who won the contest was real-
road company will put in a solid fill |ya sooner, as she settle I upon lhe
across the channel, and out to one side land before it was restored to entry,
there will be a lieadgxte and sluice way.
Most ot the claims settled on by tlie
The headgate will be similar to the one sooners have a timber and stone filing
at the head of the Main canal and will , ,n them and two or three homestead
consist of five heavy gates. The Govern- tilings. These are the moet complicated
inent will maintain a pumping station cases accruing from the rush. Some of
at the crossing to regulate the water on the interested parties have already had
either side of the dike. If the water be- hearings, and in most instances the
comes too high the gates will be raised eases have been decided iu favor of the
to let it flow out, and if it gets too low party securing tlie first filing, regardless
the pumping station will be brought of its being timber and stone or home
in to use. The fill that must be made | stead. Iu some cases those who got tbe
will take a great deal of material and it j decision from the lakeview office have
is understood that the rock taken from posted notices on the claims ordering
the tunnel will be used at this point, the other settlers to remove their iin-
Tlie fill will leave the channel navigable provements or they would appropriate
for small boats on both sides of the dike tlie same. As fast as the decisions
but will stop navigation at the railroad, j in the cases are rendered apoeals are
The 8. P. will put in sidings here and taken to the General Land Office. The
maintain a shipping point and doubtless parties who have been scrambling among
a small town will spring np as soon as 1 themselves for the lands must now face
the marsh is reclaimed.
' the sooner*, for in giantingthem a iiear-
It will lie im;io*»ible to pnt in the fill t ing tbe Commissioner admits that they
and the beadgates by this Fall and the | have certain rights in the matter,
channel near the point where the rail- |
road crosses it freezes np during the
Winter so that boats cannot get through.
Owing to this the completion of the
The Secretary of the Interior hai*
road to the water at this point will not
issued through the General laind Office
insure water connections throughout
instructions to Registers snd Receivers
the entire Winter. To avoid any possi
governing the homestead entries made
bility of not having water connection a
under tbe Reclamation Act. There are
determined effort will be made to have
a number of these entries un 1er the
the spur built to Teeter's before the I
Klamath Project which will be subject
channel freezes over.
to the new rulings and instructions,
lhe first provision is that the Secretary
will determine tlie number ol acres of
Secretary of the Interior Garfield ha< land l liai shall lie embrace.I in an entry,
approved the bid ol Maney Brothers A and lie will determine u|xm and fix tbe
Company, of Winnemucca, Nevada, on charges per acre against lhe lands in
the South Branch canal. The contract cluded in the entry for reclaiming the
includes the construction of five and * same and lor maintaining the irrigating
half miles of the canal, tbe same to be ditches. The charges so attached are
completed in five months time. They against the lands themselves, and as tin
| Blocking the Path to Pros
have already started about seventy heap annual installments accrue they become
of horses together with all the machin
The Way Things Are Going
ery they will need on the work for this nature of a lien. If at any time an
place and expect to tiegin actual con
in the Southern States
Just now the Nation is slowly retrac
st ruction work about May 10th. H. lands next must pay all charge* that,
ing its steps toward prosperity.
Extract from an article published in
Wells, a member of the firm, is now in
greatest good to the greatest number
American Review of Reviews on the
the city and is making arrangements
demands that this progrr as should not
for tbe arrival of the outfit. He will re when one party has tiled upon lands nation's anti-drink campaign.
be checked, and yet prohibition pro
main here during the Summer and will
In Arkansas the people vote by wards, poses to wipe out of existance an in
superintend tbe work.
The bid of.
townships and counties on the question dustry in which 1 .as'.'MI voters have a
Maney Brothers A Company on this caUM“of back c,iarKe» »«ch party may whether liquor shall he sold or not.
contract was $78,997, it being the lowest ; relin‘l"«l>
f*'or of another person They also have a right by petition to personal interest, snd which directly
of the two bids received by the Reels an‘^
f*rgo" securing the filing forbid a saloon within threo miles of a affects the financiacial well being of
' thro,1l?h ♦!»« relinquishment will lie en- school house. A majority vole of all 7,000,000 people.
The contractors are well known and
to credit for ell of the payments , the inhabitants is required which in-
A Premium for Murder
are now constructing 250 miles of road that have been made under the Recla ; eludes wives, sisters and daughters
for the Western Pacific Company in mation Act.
over eighteen years old. The legisla
Immediately after the prohibition
It is also provided that all |>arties ture a year ago abolished crossroad
Neva la. They will bring in enough of
their outfit to complete this work on making homestead entry under the country saloons, stopped liquor sales went intoeffect the number of executive
schedule time. Just a* soon as they get Reclamation Act must in addition to men from going into prohibition terri officers and patrolmen of the Police
the work started they wili employ a paying all charges reclaim at least one tory with their goods, and wholesale Department was cut from an average
half of the irrigable area of the land in houses from advertising liquors in pa of 85 to an average of 35 men, because
force of about 150 men.
This same firm also placed a bid on cluded in the entry, and must reside pers and circulars where the sale of of lack of funds. A fter thirteen citizens
of the city had fallen a prey to the red [
the Clear Lake dam, but as the bid is upon and cultivate the lands according liquor is forbidden by law. Of the 75
handed murderer, twelve patrolmen
much higher than that of Mahoney to the bomedead laws. Any failure to counties 58 are dry.
Eighty per cent
were added to the force December 7,
Bros., of San Francisco, it is not likely
of the territory of the state has ex -
1907. Think of it! Between Sept., 1906
that they will tie awarded the contract. to reclaim the lands as provided herein pelled the saloon.
and Dec., 1907, while there were but an
shall render the entry subject to can
average of thirty-five policemen on duty,
Excursion in June
thirteen murders were committed a
At the end of five years continuous
The heroic stand Governor Folk took
record which is greater by three times
Judge Geo. T. Baldwin returned Sat- residence a homesteader under the
as prosecuting attorney and as govern
than anything in the previous history
urday night from Portland where he Reclamation Act can make proof of re
or against the lawless elements, not
of the city.
spent about four weeks txxrsting tbe claniatlon and residence and after this
sparing the saloon, has had very much
During the year 1904-5, the rate of
Klamath country. He says when he he need no longer reside upon the land,
to do with the improvement in temper
taxation per hundred, was *1.90. Dur
left Portland one of the beet float build- All parties having soldier rights for
ance sentiment in Missouri. That state
ing the year 1906-7, after the assessed
ere in the United States was working claim credit will he allowed to nee the
has a local option law, with a county
valuation on property was raised and
on the Klamath float, and that this name under the Reclamation Act, but
unit excepting cities of 2500, which vote
the revenue of saloons cut off, the rate
county will have a representation that they will not be able to secure patent
In "wet" territory,
of taxation was also raised from JI,90
will do it justice.
| until all charges against the lands have
license may be obtained by apetition of
per hundred to $3 10 per hundred. Yet,
Judge Baldwin took particular paina l<een paid.
Heirs ol entryrnen under
one-half the tax payers or uiion the pe
as indicated above, the city is st ill iri
to inquire into the matter of securing , the act will not lie required to reside lip
tition of two thirds of the real estate
arrears in its general fund alone, 1130. j
excursions for this section during the on the lands, hut they must comply
owners in a block. Of th» 114 counties
Slimmer. The 8. P. officials stated that with tbe reclamation clause and must
500. This is the fruit of prohibition j
47 are now "dry. ’’
they would run an excursion to the Kla pay all charges liefore patent can issue.
that dosen’t prohibit, from the fact
math country in June, immediately
that the Wyandotte County probate
final proof on lands
after the Rose Festival, and that during that are entered subject to the Recla
judge's records show that there were,
The local option law was put into the '
me entire season they would grant ei- j (nation act is the same as on othe
in round numbers, 8,000 sales of liquor
of Florida in 1887 Of the made in the county during the month of
cursion rates to parties of ten or more, homestead entries exeept that final
1 proof must be made as to reclamation in 46 counties in the state, 33 have prohi-1 December, 1907.
bition and 13 permit the sale of liquor. >
The government forces on the Keno addition to residence and cultivation,
The voter should reflect on what his
There are only 22 incorporated towns
canal are making splendid progress and
vote means before casting his ballot.
which have saloons. Laws against sell
will soon have the canal completed to
Judge H. L. Benson
Benton left Monday for ing in prohibited territory are very What it means to him as a taxpayer
the point where it will furnish water for Lakeview to hold lhe May term of Cir-
stringent. About three-four!ha of the and a citizen. As a question of person
Moore Bros, power plant.
As a ques
cuit Court. The term will also lie people in the state live under prohibi-. al liberty it is important.
tion of personal and public prosperity
H. R. Dunlap went to Merrill on stock ' Attended by Attorneys Drske, Mills and
lory law. Governor Broward is one of
it demands earnest thought.
the strongest enemies of the saloon.
NIAGARA LIME AND SULPHUR
M ASON & S l OU G H
AolloiCC 1111 A' of
2500 Acres Free
. The Lakeside conqiany has 2500 acre*
of land under the Adams ditch that it
will give RENT FREE for one year
Thia includes the use of the land and
The renter must clear and
place the land in cultivation. The rent
er gets all the crop but we reserve the
right to pasture the stubble.
The Lakeside Company.
.1 Frank Adams, Manager,
The Prohibition Question is an un
solved puzzle. It is like one of these
ivory boxes made by the Chinese, you
open the box and you find another in
side of it. You open the second box
and you discover a third, you open the
third box only to discover a fourth en
closed. You continue thia process un
IIM-Ilsr CMl'HI H
til you come to the last box. and you
Treadling services next Sunday at ll
find that their is nothing in it.
o'clock a. iu. and fl o'clock p. iu. Nun-
Prohibition is like thia puxsle box.
day school al 10 o'clock and 1' Y. P. li.
because, no matter who carries the in
st 7 ;IA p. iu. Everyone invited.
vestigation through to the end. the re
I'RgsnvTKHi an C runch
suit is the same- there is nothing in it.
Bible School Sunday morning at 10
There Is nothing In It tor the Hotel
keeper; There Is nothing In It lor the o'clock; morning worship at II o'clock;
nerihant; 1 here Is nothing In It fur Christain Endeavor at '• 3<l; evening
midweek prayer meet
the Taxpayer; There la nothing in It worship at 7:
lor the Stale Treasury; There la ing on Wednesday evening at t: 80;
nothing In it tor the l olled .states teaehera meeting on Saturday evening
Revenue; 1 here I» nothing In It lor I at 7: M Regular session meeting the
the farmer; There Is nothing In It Hirst Monday of the month at 7.1k'.
for the Hangfacturer. and there Is The Mens Club meet* the first Thurs
nothing In It for the Prohibillonlata day evening of the month at M o'clock.
because Prohibition falls tu prêtent The ladies Aid society meets the sec
ond Thursduy afternoon in the month
The proh ibition question invi Ives an at 2; 30. The Ladies Missionary socie
i rtricate arrangement of arguments ty meets the fourth Thursday of the
— like the ivory boxes—one inside t he month at 2: 20 o'clock.
tiro. T. P katt ,
other, and when they are separated.
and you examine each one carefully,
you tind them all empty
There is nothing in the prohibition
argument: First- Because experience
Klamath Falls will soon have a novel
has shown that prohibition has always tv theatre which is aiioiln*r indication I
failed of accomplishing the objects that the city is rapidly becoming metro
held in view by the prohibiti mists. politan. Ilariett Brua., who have lawn
Second—Because the success of prohi lien- toy several weeks, looking (or a !•>■ |
bition means a large and distinct finan cation in which to open a theatre, have ’
cial loss to the community at large and arranged w itli .1. V. Ilmston for the I
to the individual members of the com erection ol a suitable building just west
of the Central tale. The auditorium ■
which he will erect will have a seating'
capacity ol nls>nt IM and will I* es
What Araham Lincoln Said pecially adapted to the prvwenation of
"Prohibition will work great injury a continuous performance. Moving pic
to the cause of temperance. It is a tures and illustrated song- will be the
species of intemperance within itself, feature of the |**rformam-e which will,
for it goes beyond the bounds of reason tiegin as soon .ys the bulling can l*c ’
I ntll such ■
in that it attempts to con troi a m n's erected and equipped.
appetite by legislation, and in making times ns the new building will Is- ready !
crimes out of things that are not tor iwciipancv the show will 1« put on
A Prohibition law strikes a in the o|M-ra house.
I hate it for its intolerance.
I hate it for its arrogance,
1 hate it for its hypocrisy.
I hate it for its cant and craft and for
its false pretense.
I hate it for its commercialism.
I hate it for its greed and avarice.
I hate it for its sordid love of gain at
1 hate it for itsdomination in politics.
I hate it for its corrupting influence
in civic affairs.
I hate it for its incessant efforts to
debauch the suffrage of the country;
i for the cowards it makes of public
1 hate it for its utter disregard of
1 hate it for its ruthless trampling of
the solid compacts of state .constitu
I hate it for the load it straps to the
laborers back, for the palsied hands it
gives to toil, for its wounds to genius,
for the tragedies of its might have-
I hate it for the human wrecks it has
I hate it for the alms houses it peoples,
for the prisons it fills, for the insanity
it begets, for its countless graves in
blow at the very principles on which
I hate it for the mental ruin it im our government was founded. I have
poses upon its victims, for its spiritual always been found laboring to protect
blight, for its moral degradation.
the weaker classes from the stronger,
I hate it for the crimes it has com and I can never give my consent to
such a law as you propose to enact.
I hate it for the homes it has de Until my tongue shall be silenced in
death. I will continue to fight for the
I hate it for the hearts it has broken. rights of man."
I hate it for the malice it has plant
ed in the hearts of men —for its poison,
for its bitterness -for the dead sea An
fruit with which it starves their souls.
I hate it for the grief it causes wo
manhood—the scalding tears the hopes
Stripped of all disguises the prohi
deferred, the strangled aspirations, its bition movement is an attempt to de
burden of want and care.
stroy business investments in the
I hate it for its heartless cruelty to United States amounting to over Three
the aged; the infirm and helpless, for Billion, Three Hundred Million Dollars.
the shadow it throws upon children, for It is an attempt to throw out of employ
its monsterous injustice to blameless ment an army of worker a four times ut
I great in its enrollment as the regular
1 hate it as virtue hates vice, as |
! army of the Unit«! States.
truth hates error, as righteousnessj
Prohibition proposes to destroy an in
hates sin, as justice hates wrong, as dustry which pays each year in license
liberty hates tyranny, as freedom hates fees alone to state and federal treasur
ies the enormous sum of $268,875,465. ;
I hate it as Abraham Lincoln hated This source of revenue destroyed the I
deficit must be made up by the tax- |
And as he sometimes saw in prophet payers of this country, who are now
ic vision the end of slavery and the time carrying a sufficiently heavy burden.
when the sun should shine and the rain
Moreover, prohibition proposes to lay
should fall upon no slave in the Repub an added burden of $700,000,000 on the
lic, so 1 sometimes see the end of this taxpayers which is now living borne by
unholy traffic, the coming of the time the industry attack. This burden con
when, if it does not wholly cease to be, sists of tha taxes paid by this industry
it will find no safe habitation anywhere exclusive of license fees
neath 'Old Glory’s* stainless stars."
J Seasonable Dress Good
Men’s Work and Dress Shirts
The Klamath Oil Co.
Owing to numerous inquiries, for in
formation. an I a place to purchase
stock, have made arrangements to pro
vide such a place at Heitkmiper'a Jew
elry store. Stock can be Isiught and
any informatit n regarding the company
can lie obtained by calling on Mr.
Heitkenqier at any time.
LOTS OF THEM.
at the store of
TREES FOR SPRING
0. K. TRANSFER & STORAGE CO.
KENYON A. THOMPSON, PROPS.
Trees, vines and berry
plants of all kinds. Lead
ing varities of fruits. Stock
of best quality and adapted
to Eastern Oregon condi
No better grown.
Yard at Macdoel, California.
Goods packed and shipped. (Heavy freighting
a specialty. Baggage orders given prompt at
tention. Having up-to-date piano trucks wv
solicit your tine piano moving.
Phones- Office 871, Bam 671, Residence 645
Agent tor .Stark Bros. Nurseries
And Orchards Company.
MRS. M. McMILLAN, Prop’r
C. C. BROWER
COUNSELOR AT LAW
KLAMATH FA I.L8, OREGON
ROOMS 7 AB. MURDOCK BLDG.
73 room« u
hih I ch .
ile Room«, Bar Room, Parlors, Two Club
Room«, Etc., Etc.
SPECIAL RESORT FOR TOURISTS
> DR. C. P. MASON
FRANK IRA WHITE
Office in American Bank A Trust Cum
THE LAND MAN
List your land for auhr'wiih this
office; we have buyers fur all
classes of K lumai li <'mint y
WILL A. LEONARD
The only nr-renge adin’nd I"
Klamath I-' h II h for mile in mall
tracts. More Ihan u reme of
people have secured sites fur
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Klamath Falls, Oregon
DR. WM. MARTIN
Holder of License No 29.
FRANK IRA WHITE
THE LAND MAN