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SELL LANDS AI
MARKE I VALUE
EJItor of Th« Herald:
nent lawyer of California, Mr. N. <’.
Briggs. In a persona) letter to me,
has n suggestion which occurs to rue
to contain so much of practical In-
forest and value to th« Wator H mm i ’
Association of the Klamath project
KLAMATH FALLS, KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON, DECEMBER 2, HO?
plu< -i| to th« credit of the fuud. They
HAI,I.INGER HFBMITH ANNI 11.
should bo r*d<-«m.iblc iu call with 1
REPORT TO I’REsllll NT
a period of not exceeding ten year»
aft< 1 Assuan««. The proceeds should
To Be l‘niii Back Out of tile Pro, ee<|» tie devoted to the completion of
of tile It'-'lnllUllloll l umi--- Re
fiuslble existing project*« and the
deemed lu Ten leurs.
construction of uny fiuslble exten
sions thereof, and so much i thereof
may be needed should be ■ devote I
Secretary of th<' In
the construction of new projects
ierior II. A. I Ballinger tins banded
I w> l< ii
Hi« Interior Bullinger today bund'd in the states and territorio« In
his annual report to President Tuft ill« expenditures have not met the
In it be recommends u retirement requirements of section 9 of the act
fund for government employees, th«' of June 17, 1902. This Is a reaffirm-
classili'al Ion of public lands, th« sep an<< of my recommendation to you
arating the right to mln« from the from the field August 2, 1909.
Among other amendments, an
III)« to the Mill, and th« repeal of
the timber and stone act. That part amendment to permit th« assignment
of the report which deals with the of homestead entries, within proj-
efts, ufter entrymen have complx'ed
reclamation service follows:
The act approved Jun« 17, 1902. five years’ residence and cultivation
reclamation act, unci mail« proof thereof. Is recom-
clothes th« Hocretary of th« interior mended.
< OMI’I.I IIN(. I'LANH FOB ELEI
TltlFit AITON OF < Alti,INE
rty \\ ill Ilute One of the lieti Elec,
trie Car System» on the t onni.
Brown Indorses Benson.
Knew tlie I41W and .Must Pay the
Actual Construction Cost of
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (Oregon
W. K. Brown arrived in the city
ian News Bureau) If there have
Tut day night from Hollister. He is
been graft and corruption In connec
h«re tor the purpose of consulting
tion with the Klamath irrigation
with President iteames about plana
I project, and If exorbitant prices have
under way for the conversion of the
boen paid for canals and lands ac-
street car line into an electric sys
! quired by the reclamation service,
tem. Mr. Brown stated Wednesday:
the directors of the Klapath Water
“My visit at this time has no spe
■ Users* as-ociatlon either were parties
1 come only for
to the graft or were guilty of grors
the purpose of further consultation
neglect In handling the affairs of
with our local associates. We are
their organization. That there has
going to begin the work of electrify
been graft and extravagance is seri-
ing our carline just as early next
I ously questioned In government clr-
spring as It Is possible for us to be
j cles, and the first proof of malad
gin work. There are many details
ministration has yet to be laid bo-
that must necessarily be arranged | fore the Secretary of the Interior.
tn ad i a nee, and that is why I am
No (barges Made
Secretary Ballinger, when shown
“it has been a greater dlsappoint- a dispatch from Klamath Falls, pub
ment to us than to the people of lished In a Chicago paper of Novem
tbis city that the change In motive ber 16th, said that no charges of cor
power has not been made before, ruption or extravagance had been
but such matters take a great deal of laid before him. and no such charges
time. When we get \hrough with were of record in his department.
our work Klamath Falls will be well This project, unfortunately, is one
repaid for its patience. We appre of few that he did not visit on his
ciate the good will manifested In the trip last summer, therefore he has
premises, and we intend to recipro no personal knowledge of conditions
I.LADING PAPER OF
HOI I HERN OREGON.
MOl.ATOItS OF THE LOCAL OP
TION LAW HITTING L'NEAHV
GRAND JURY IO INVESTIGATE
Dick Larsen I m Arrested for Hcll'nic
Wli'-key and Swears Out a War
rant for Fred Paquett.
The unexpected has happened, and
as a icsult 1 every violator of the local
option law in th« city is filleJ with
f«r and trembling—even tulle.*
tnaii t .any of the individuals who
qua fil'd the vile stuff that some >f
them have sold under the misnomer
of “booze.” It is all due to “Dick”
Iairsen. He is one of the stool pig
with a broad discretion In the con
Hint I venture to submit it through
struct in ni of Irrigation works and Hi«
the columns of your excellent news
disbursement of the reclamation
eons who has been buying the stuff
fund, into which fund hud been paid, Galn ut Over Four Huiidr<-d per Cent
Il will bo recalled thut In flic wln-
from the joints and re-selling it to
up to and Including June 30, 190k,
in One Year.
ter of 1905 the legislatures of Ca’I-
the thirsty mortal, making a profir.
tin* total sum of 150,601,549.27. and
fotnla and <fregón each enacted a
of twenty-five cents a bottle. He has
in yeaterday’s Herald there ap-
the mt Investments from which In
statute ceding to th« national gov
told the whole story of his iniquity.
reclamation works on June
ernment ull their right, title and In
Implicating those who furnished the
11 mounted to the sum of
tercet In and to all of th« lands cov
inasmuch »<• Il
911.94. The cash receipts
eted by the waters of Upper Klamath
ter-right charges to June 30. 1909. ' »hows a movt phenomena! growth
One arrest has already been made
lain. Lower, or Little Klamath lak
8299,- ¡ < i till» instlt'itlon h I iki the Issuance
on the strength of Larsen’s story.
lule, or Ithett Ink« and (¡ooae l-ik«
«4 1.22; operation and maintenance of the last official statement. This
Larsen was arrested for selling whis
In connection with the Irrigation and
charges, 870.825.88, total |370, bank hud on November 16, 1908, de
cate by installing a system that will there or of sentiment prevailing key, and to save his own skin, swore
r'«*ln mat loti operations of th« r«<
467.10. Because of th<* magnitude of posits amounting to 816,803.80. Un«
! to a warrant for Fred Paquett,
be second to none on the Coast.
among the settlers. There was only
the work and the desirability of year from that date, or November If.
“Business conditions are improv one phase of the complaint which he whom he alleges sold him the wbis-
Now It Is 11 w«l)-catnbllsh»d do.
making plans far In advance. It bus 1909, the deposits bad reached the
ing all along the line, and 1 look for could not discuss, and that was the 1 key. Paquett was arraigned before
trine of the law that all of the land»
been found necessary to make esti phenomenal figure of 382.546.1 1.
Justice of the Peace Miller Wednes
great prosperity in this city during cost to be paid by the settlers.
Inclrded in th« beds of navigable
mates of the amounts that will be making It the third banking Instltu
the coming year. I-arge capitalists
at reams «ml fresh water lakes be
The charge has often been made
come available before the actual re tion In point of size, notwithstand
As soon as the word passed down
will come here and make invest at Klamath that the government en
long to the state by virtue of ber
ceipts can be known. The estimated ing that It Is the youngest of th.*
line that Larsen had squealed,
sovereignty, and therefore! tho nc-
I gineers long ago
total receipts In the fund to June 3'J. financial Institutions of the count/.
went dry as a bone. It
the city an important factor In the that the Klamath project could he
Hon of the Htate of Oregon In grant
1909. ar» 958,582,140.66.
Upon This snows u gain of 400 per cent.
said the interested
affairs of Southern Oregon. Some built for 118 an acre, and the asser-
ing the beds of these lakes to til«
At the time of the Issuance of the
this basis, and estimated receipts
to be sprung so
have already been here and are well tion has been made that the land-
federal government was one of graco
which will become available bcfqre last state bank examiners' report- —
of the grand
satisfied with what they have found. owners signed up on the understand
and done without «•/ obligation- li*
December 31, 1910, 85,528,050 have September 1,
in this city
Everything points to Klamath Fall3 ing that 818 would be the maximum
do so upon the part of the state.
boen allotted for reclamation pur amounted to 834.861.28. The last
being a large city and it is this fact price they would be compelled to pay one week from Friday, Larsen was
Under the«» circumstances, why
statement, issued November
poses to December 31, 1910.
waited on by some enthusiasts and
that is going to bring money here.
should not the water users under
for water. Officials of the reciama- j
The discretion imposed by the act
tho Klamath project appeal to tlie
"I am greatly interested in the tion service are positive that no such told that he would be skinned alive
creased to >82,546.11, or an Increase
senators and members of congrtMS also carries with it commensurate
proposition advanced by Judge Ben assurance was given the settlers, but; if he did not make himself scarce
during the month of 136 per cent.
representing Oregon and California
son relative to the sale of the laku they, like all others, were given to around these parts. Larsen was pret
Under the provisions of the state
to prevail upoa the national congresa
beds when they are reclaimed by the understand that they would be. ty badly scared, and for fear that his
banking law. banks doing business
to pass on net providing that »lirii
government. This, to my mind, is obliged to pay the actual cost of put- , fear mignt have some effect on his
in towns and cities having a popula-
legs, the Sheriff's office placed him
the«« lakes are drained and their ■
tlie most sensible idea that has been ting water on their land.
Hon of leas than 50,000 must have
in jail, where he will remain until
Some of the most lni|M>rtunt
beds reclaimed, that such reclaimed 1
advanced since the government en Terms of Act Plain
on hand 15 per cent of its demand I
after he has given his evidence to
lands shnll be sold to settlers at their inents of conservation of the natural
tered this field. I would like to see
Secretary Ballinger says that the
liabilities and 10 per cent of its
market value and the funds derived resources of the public domain lie
the people of this county get the wa terms of the reclamation act are ex the grand jury.
time deposit«, At least one-third of
And it is that grand jury evidence
from such sales be applied to tho within the purview of this statute,
ter at a low figure, and if the plan plicit. That law stipulates that the I
the reserve percentages required un-
is raising all the trouble with a
payment of the reclnmutlon work of the dormant power of stream and
suggested by Judge Benson can be settlers shall repay into the reciama- ;
tier the act tnlist be actual cash on
of gentlemen In the city.
lloiil being conserved tor the trail->-
the Klamath project?
carried into effect, it will accomplish tion fund the exact cost of construe 1
blind. The First Trust has on hand
committed himself suf
These lands will be among the formation of tlie desert Into va it
il.e object aimed at. It will be nec- tion. and it is not given to him or to
most valuable agricultural lands 0'1 tillable areas.
canary, however, for the people to any other official to waive this re ficiently to insure his telling the en
state bank examiner, cash to the]
tire story when he is called upon to
The receipts from all sources do
the Pacific Coast. Their sale would
get together on this i question,
Even if assurance has
amount of 857,131.4 8. or 69 per
raise n fund largo enough to give Hie not give encouragement
t.iey split on this as i they have on been given that the project would do so. He realizes that if he does
cent of the deposit*. The dlfferen;e '
landowners under the Klamath proj fund will be sufficiently I r *pleni»bed
so many other propositions, they will cost only |1S an acre, that assur- not that there would be a charge of
between the two nmounts—the 69
ect their irrigation system at little
lose everything and in the end have ance would not hold if. in the end. perjury, and it is not likely that he
or no cost. Why Isn’t this a feasible and extension of existing project* or
to pay the actual cost of the proj- it turned out that the cost was great- ' would care to stand before Judgo
Noland for sentence if he should tie
1 am not
solution of the many difficult prob to take ut> atty new work.
ed. no matter what that cost niav er than that amount.
convicted on such a charge.
the Water In favor of the extension of liic time
When the Klamath project is com-
If the grand jury takes the matter
of these payments, as eleven yean* security for the depositors.
pleted and its exact cost determined,
In addition to making a statement
up and return indictments and thosa
'which the law practically gives)
REAL ESTATE TltAXSEEKS
the total will be divided by the num
indicted should be convicted, it is
without interest, in ten annual In to tlie state bank examiner five times
HENRY L. BENSON.
ber of acres to which water is su;>-
certain that the county jail will have
Wm. Burzoff to J. J. Cole. NW «4
The suggestion of Mr. Briggs and stallments. ought to permit any pru a year, the board of directors of this
plied, and the solution of this simpl.*
some new boarders, for Judge No
Judge Benson offers th»
first prae- dent man to meet his payments, un institution exaxmine nnd audit all of • Sec 31. Tp. 28 8., R. 12 E ; 810-
problem will determine
land has promised such a present to
J. H. Wheeler et ux to Belle
ileal, reasonable and Intelllgent so- less the cost of constructe n Is s
to a cent how much each settler
the next man that comes before him
Skeen. 200x125 feet in NE cor Sec.
liitloii to the difficult problcnm that ■ renter burden than the lai.di will
must pay back to the reclamation
on the charge of violation of the lo-
21, Tp. 333., R. 7ft E.; $150.
have surrounded the Kl'iinnth pro)- r.uturally sustain.
fund. That is the rule on all proj-
cal option law. The manner in which
net since Itr. inception, There Is not
In view of the Importune« of a
Hazel Rolfe to Martin B. Rolfe,
( ATE A SWEEPING VICTORY
ects; it is the law, and the Secretary
he had handled violations of this
an argument that enn bo advanced speedy completion of existing proj
SS <>f NWU. NKH of NWH Sec.
says the law will be enforced just as
law in the past leaves no hopes for
against the proposition, tind If th<> i cts i nd their proper extension, and Under the California luiw Incot|>or- 9. 8EH of SW% Sec 4. Tp. 38 8..
rigidly at Klamath as elsewhere.
those who may come up for sen-
congressional delegation from Ore- of the necessity in 1912 of an adiust-
atcd Towns Have Home Kuli' Oll
Chief Engineer Denies
Wm. S. Worden et ux to Charlts
gon nnd California put forth n reas- iiciit between the states oy which
the Liquor Quest ion.
As to the various charges of sor-
So It would seem that notwith-
onablc and conscientious ccort legi.t- the major portion of the funds aris
One Of the hottest fights ever E. Worden. Fred Melhase and Gus ruption and maladministration. Sec
standing that no effort has been
latlon providing for tho carrying out ing from the sale of public lands waged in Northern California be- Melhase, undivided one-half interest
retary Ballinger stated that those
of tho Briggs-Benson Idea enn bo se within each state and territory shnll tween the saloon anil the anti-sal-jon in 3 WK* and NW% and NW «4 of charges could best be answered by A. I made to gather evidence by the lo-
cured at the approaching session of have been expended so far ci- practi factions came to a close Saturday, SW«4 Sec. 20, Tp. 39 S., R 9 E.; P. Davis, chief engineer of the rec-! cal option forces, destiny has taken
a hand and furnished the weapon
cable within such state or teriltory, wjth victory perched on the banners 810.
tarnation service. Mr. Davis was
which to smote those who have
During tho past the people of the end in view of the importance of of the “dry” advocates. No quarter
F. J. Booray to J. L. Cunningham,
with the senate committee at Klam
temerity to transgress, And
project have never boen able to get making a beneficial use of waters was asked for nor given, and it was lots 8 and 9, block 4 2, First add. to
He heard the charges made,
term of court may be Alle 1
together on any one proposition for hlri uly appropriated or capable of not until the votes were counted that Klamath Falls; 810.
and he heard what the Chicago cor
with a greater interest than even th«
a sufficient length of time to investi appropriation to which rights may lie the saloon men admitted that they
C. E. Hoyt et ux to Geo. C. Hill,
respondent apparently failed to hear
most optimistic local optionist had
gate its merits. There la offered In lost for nonuse, I believe an urgent were defeated.
lot 6, Sec. 16, Tp. 33 3.. R 7H E.
—the refutation of each and every
ever hoped for.
this plan a fioutral ground on which nppcnl should bo made to congress
Under the California law, incor and the N fraction of said Sec. 16;
accusation. Secretary Ballinger in
everyone in the county can stand, to authorise tho issuance of certlll- porated towns cannot be voted I dry total acreage, 4S.25; 82,412.50.
structed Mr. Davis to prepare an
But merely lining up In favor of It catea of Indebtedness, or of bonds by the outside communities, so that
Chas. S. Moore et ux to Chas. E.
George Porter and George Hughes,
answer to the charges, read over
Is not going to produce the desire I against the reclamation fund, to an the six cities of Siskiyou county will Meldrum, lot 2 block IS, Riverside
who have been driving stage for the
that answer after it was prepared,
It will require work the aggregate of not exceeding |30,00e.- be unaffected, and Klamath 1 Falls add. tc Klamath Falls; 1100.
past season, have rented part of th«*
and in authorizing its publication,
hardest kind o* hard work, and if ooo, or so much thereof as may be will still be able to get its supply of
Oklahoma and Oregon Townsite said: “There are the facts: facts' building formerly occupied by the
tho people of Hie Klamath project teetled. These certificates or bends firewater from Dorris as usual. The Co. to Hattie B. Pattie, lot 9 block
Exclusive Shoe store and have begun
are ample answer to any and all
believe It Is worth their while to get i hould be sold by the treasure1 of chief cause of the trouble has been 63. White Lake City;; 81.
housekeeping. They will winter hi
In and work for a frno irrigation the United States from time to tone the saloons located in the vicinity of
Thomas Hampton et ux to J. S.
the city. The “boys” say their fav
system, then the opportunity to so ns may be required by the Secretary the large lumber camps of that coun Pierce, one-half interest in block 18,
M. II. Beebe of Merrill is stopping orite horses were transferred off
of tho Interior and the proceeds ty.
cure II Is at hand.
Hot Hill add. Klamath Falls; 810.
at the American.