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III IK I AL I’AI’ER or
KLAMATH Col N I A .
KLAMATH t AUS, KLAMA'IH COUNTY, OREGON, DECEMBER 16, 1*09
DEVELOP PI I
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Tli« whereabouts of th«» Crater
Lake road case nt present I» u mat
ter of conJectlire, owing to th« fact
that the different attorney» who vol-
li II t • • r• *«1 to appear III it» def»»u««
A Mil I ION-DOI I AR COMPANY have not y«»t been ahi« to agree upon
u day when they could argue the mat
■ . V. (<ul<-» On* of tlx* ln<orpurator* ter.
Th« Supreme Court evidenced a
anti Dire« tor» «»f tin» New
willingness to advance It on the cal
endar to »ult the convenience of th>*
attorn«)» for th« defense, but so far
Aitli le» of lucorpoiutlou have been the case han not been placed on th»*
■lad ut Huu Francisco and Redding, calendar. It was proposed «orne • Im»-
ago to try th* caw out In the Su
Cal., of the Hliasia Power Company.
preme Court on D«»»*inb«*r 12tb but
Tbu company is organized to develop .
It happened that all of the attorn»)«
et«M'tri< power on I’ll river In Hi>u»tu could not be present on that da).
count). uud Is cupltullz<*»l nt 11,000,- Hinco, apparently no effort has been
111«» compauy has beau foriind mad»» to have It «et for trial and noiv
ta take over and comblnu tho Inter tho matter se«*ms forgotten by tho»«»
»«•is of u number <>f owners of water suppose«! to have It In charge.
rights on Pit rlver. Tho»«» moot large-
ly liiti'i ck < » >1 lu the project uro John
Coffee liu)s of Visalia. William A
Cooper and K. C. Johnson of Han
Francisco, and II. V Gates of Hills-
It Is proposed to construct dams
and erect machinery for the genera-
tlon <>f electricity, I'robably »2.000,-
It has cotno to light recently that
• •<) will be expended In developing
Benson-Briggs Idea relative to
the rights taken over by the coin-
of the !«•<!« of the lakes Is
•any. Tlie directors besides Hays,
quite old, having originated about
Cooper, Johnson an<1 Gates nr* Jesse
four years ago with Jacob Keuck.
A Llllenthai, Albert Rnymond ami
Mr. Reuck conceived the Idea that
Archibald J Treat.
tho landowners of the project should
big IBM mìe
«- ahi :
Th* trial of the caw of H. E.
Pointer vs. th«» Klamath Falls l.nnd
A Transportation company. In which
th»» plaintiff 1» suing for damag«*»,
wa< begun in th»» Circuit Court Mon
Mi. Pointer Is r«»pr«-scnt<s1 bv
Realty hoard met at luncheon Monday
th«» defendant la represented by Judgs
Th»»» Druk«» and Benson X Htone
Mr Pointer 1» suing for damagi-s on
account of an Injury received by b«»-
ing thrown from a wagon on Main
afreet some two years ago. The com
pany Is mad«» the defondant, as it Is
alleged that th«» accident «u due <‘o
th«» unsafe condition of the Street car
Th«» following jurom were chosen
te dectil« tho caw: H. J. Lockwood.
Geo. Chastain. J. T. Johnson, Jeff
Wilson. It W. Tower, James Taylor.
I D. Ross, Thou. Stanley, John Hib
berts. F T. Nelson. H. Boivin nnd W.
The testimony in the cas»» of Point
er vs the Klamath Falls Land au<l
Transportation company wns finlnh»«l
Wednesday, and at 4 o’clock the
arguments of the attorneys began.
HI YH MERRILL RECORD
Mrs. Nate Otterbein, who for th»»
past several months has been In th«
employ of the Herald as linotype op
•rator, has purchased th« Morrill
Record. Merrill and the Record are
to b« congratulated, for Mrs. Otter
bein Is a woman of more than ordi
nary ability, a business-getter and
enterprising. She will put a vim ami
snap Into the lti<cord that cannot but
redoun«! to the benefit of Merrill.
That sh«» will more than do her share
In the upbuilding of the community 1i
certain. If tho business men of Mer
rill ar« possessed of an ntoni of ap-
priw-latlon of hard, conscientious
work, then they will stand back of
th« Record and give to It the moral
and financial support n<»c<»Hsary to the
success of a newspaper In any coni-
umnlty. Th«» Horald wishes Mrs.
lit YH HIIEEI*
John M. Flynn of Lakeview was
her«, Saturdny for th«» purpose of
closing up a deal with Tom Gnrret of
Bly, from whom ho has Just pur
chased 1,000 head of sheep. Mr.
Flinn Is getting to bo one of th«» big
sheep men of Lak«» county. This Is
his first visit to Klamath Falls, nnd
ho was greatly surprls«»«! at the size
of th«» city, V.'hll<> h«» expected to find
a lively, wlde-awnke place, he was
not prepared to run up agnltiHt a
metropolis In mtnnture. Ile will re-
main here a few days, shaklng hand.s
with old frlenda and mnking n> w
ones. Mr. Harret expocts Io return to
Bly in tho morning.
receive some benefit from this land,
und accordingly wrote the wcretar/
of the Interior, suggesting that a
drainage tax be uppll<»d to these
lands. During the past four years
there has been more or I«*»» corre-
spond»-n<«' bet we«* n Mr. ltcuck and
th«» department, resulting In th«» K-nd-
Ing of a petition to the secretary em
bodying the request.
When the petition wan presented.
Secretary Ballinger answered that he
was unacquainted with the condition»*
prevailing here. an«l that he had re
ferred the matter to the reclamation
service. As soon as the n«*c»*ssary
data ha<! been returned by this
branch of his department he woul I
udvlse Mr. Iteuck as to his decision In
tho premises. That reply has been
received. and Is as follows:
D<*|>artment of the Interior.
Washington, Nov 12. 190».
Mr. Jacob Iteuck. Klamath Falls, Or.:
Sir Referring to the petition
signed by yourself and others recom
mending the assessment of »20 per
acre drainage fee upou lands within
tho Klamath projoct, you arc ad
vised that the various charges againft
the upper project and the Tule lake
lands have not been more than tenta
tively considered by the reclamation
There are many important points
to consider In connection with the
settlement of water right charges for
this part of the project, and final in
vestigations are not completed on
which the determination of the cost
cun be based. The petition forward
ed cannot receive favorable consid
eration nt present because the future
action of the department cannot be
determined until the plans of the
project are fully developed. Very
R. A. BALLINGER. Secretary.
It would appear from this letter
that the secretary considers It possi
ble under th«» law to levy such a
drainage tax, and Intimates, though
vaguely, that there la a possibility of
auch a tax being impos«*d. If It Is
th«» result would be equivalent to tho
sal«» of the land as suggested by
Messrs. Benson and Briggs, and
would be followed by a reduction of
the charge against the dry lands,
though the amount realized might not
reach the proportions hoped for by
those who favored the Benson plan.
Th«» following officers wer« elected
for tho ensuing term by A. O. U.
Lodge Inst evening: Harry
Goeller, M. W.; F. Zlni Baldwin, fore
man; J. E. Swansen, overseer; Ed
mund Gowen, guide: J. W. Siemens,
recorder; Alex Mnrtln Jr., financier;
George T. Baldwin, receiver.
MASONS ELF.tT OFFICERS
The following officer« were elected
nt the nnnunl election of the A. F. A
A. M. held Monday evening: A. L.
J. L. Fpnrreton and his brother. Leavitt, worshipful master; Win. Mar
Charlee, dr.ivc over from Ronanz-t tin, senior warden; George Noland,
Friday afternoon, stopping nt the Junior warden; E. R. Reames, treas
urer; Roy G. Walker, secretary.
ANVI o IH
Ditali < > uhi Ile l iliali und Righi» of Tho«. ,M »iim o* This < it;-. Takes lir-l
l*ii.-« ai th«* Natloi.nl »’»»-ii
Un) Revert lo III«- Former
i » •»- It ion at <tiiu.li «
O h lier».
M. < . MARKEE MI EIS A IltH.K
DEATH FRIDAY EVENING
U a» u Young M hii of Exemplary Hab-
ita, NN ili» Brilliant Pronpects
LE »DING PAPER OF
HOI I HERN OREGON.
The accident which occurred at th»j WANTS RIGHTS IN (LEAR LAKE
depot at 4 o'clock on Friday after
MATTER FROTE« TED
noon. and which caused the death of
M. C. Markee two Lours later, was
one of the most deplorable events
SUPERVISORS FAKE ACTION
that has happened in this communi
ty. The plate glass that was to be
used in the Jacobs block was being May Not lb- Enough Water in latke to
loaded on the dray owned by Shipley
Supply Roth California and
& Angove. Being of unusual size and
Oregon I at nd
weighing over 1,500 pounds, the men
engaged in the work were unable to
The board of supervisors of Modoc
handle* it. They asked some of the
office force to aid them in loading it, county will at once take up with Coo-
and in response to their request gressmau Englebright of California
Messrs. Markee. Sims and Clifford the matter of protecting the rights
came to their assistance. Mr. Markee of Modoc -county to the waters of
was on the* ground steadying the cam» Clear Lake.
At a special meeting of the board
when the team attached to the wagon
suddenly xtarted forward. Being di recently held E. C. Bonner appeared
rectly under the caze the deceased and asked that Modoc county pro
did not have time to escape before tect her rights in the body of water
the heavy box fell on him. It caught I nown as Clear lake, which Is situ
him on the chin and crushed his ated in the county, and which water
body to an almost shapeless u«ass. supply is to be used to Irrigate land
Every available man was pressed into in the Klamath project in Oregon.
It is claimed that there is a vast
service and the case removed, and a
general call was rent out for physi ! stretch of land in Modoc count/
cians, to which Drs. Hamilton and v hich could be irrigated from th
White responded. A brief e-xamina- waters of the lake, and the sjpervis-
tion was all that was necessary to i rs believe Modoc should have her
convince them that there was no hope rights in the matter.
Supervising Engineer Patch of th-j
for his recovery.
Word was sent to Mrs. Markee an- Klamath proJ«jct is out of the city to
nouncing the fatal injury of her hus day, and it is not known what the
band, and she remained by his side conditions are from t«e standpoint of
until he died.* Only once did he give the reclamation service, but it Is
signs of consciousness, though he known that the government engineers
seemed to be in a semi-conscious con have been i«i that section recently in
dition all of the time. He continu vestigating the matter. No decision
ally complained of being unable io has yet been reached, and it is b»i-
; lleved to be a question whethtr thjre
see. Death came at 7:10.
Mr. Markee came to this city about will be sufficient water in Clear lake
two years ago. I He
‘ at tnat time ea- to irrigate the lands in Oregon an»I
tered the employ of ~ the J.
M. Mc tLis section of California.
AGAINST TI lil K< l M>SIS
Intyre Transportation compauy, later
being employed by the Klamath Lake NEW MACHINERY FOR SAW MILL
The Woman's club has secured the Navigation company when that com
privilege of selling the Christmas pany assumed charge of the freight Upper latke Mill Increase« Capacity
lU-fUMsl to B«*ur un I n«s|unl Burden
Has Ftve-Yewr Contract.
stamp In Klamath county and have and transportation business between
for the Hencfit of Other
placed the stamps on sale at the Pub
FORT KLAMATH, Dec. 15.—(Spe
lie Library, Star drug store and the each of these positions he showed re
markable ability, and was a particu cial)—John F. Loosley, sawyer for
Rather than submit longer to wlia*
lar favorite with the public, with Utter & Burns, returned from the
It regarded as an ln«*quitabl«» and un Portland store has already secured
whom he was continually in contact. city Monday evening, having pur-
just Imposition of taxes for the ben»*- |
When he entered the employ of the'chased machinery for the saw* mill,
fit of other Jurisdictions by the su-! are placing one on each package anj Southern Pacific be was well equip- consisting of an engine, boiler, etc.
prenie lodge of the Ancient Order of |
ped for the duties he assumed, and all much heavier machinery than is
l'nlt«*d Workmen, the grand lodge of I The world grows kindly as it was held in high esteem by bis au- now in usein the mill.
Oregon has seceded and itself become i grows old. Each recurring Christ- periors and the public.
' When installed the horse power
a sovereign body. Not only has th»* mas brings some new device of hu-
The deceased was a native of Ore- will be increased to 100, and the mill
against the evils
grand lodge by this drastic action re
gon, having been born in this state will require but five more additional
nounced Its allegiance and severed all which beset us. The war against December 14, 1884. On July 24, 1909, men to operate It. The capacity ol
conui'ctions with the supreme lodge, tuberculosis, the white plague, has he was married In this city to Miss ¡the
i the mill will be between 30,000 ana
but it has revised its constitution and been particularly fertile In calling Sadie Wagner, and their brief mar 35,000 feet per day. A car contain
bylaws so that all reference to th»* out the resources of militant love ried life was marked by devotion aud ing the machinery will arrive at
This year th«- R«*d Cross stamp offers
supreme lodge has b«*«*n omitted.
solicitude. He was a young man o' Klamath Falls about Thursday of this
This step was taken at a called a iiovel and facile opportunity for exemplary habits, and had a host of week. The company has a five-year
meeting of the grantl lodgt* Monday, i everybody to take a hand in the tight. friends among all classes. His char contract with the government, and
November 22. over the protest of Su- Its direct purpose is to collect fund» acter and habits were such as to at
on account of the increase in the mar-
prenie Master W. M. Narvis, who to maintain open-air day camps for tract the attention of the head of one ket for lumber It was impossible to
cairn* to Portland from Muscatine. la , tuberculous patients. The stamps are I of the largest institutions of tho
meet the demand made upon the
to endeavor to ward off what h«» fore on sale at the Public Library, Star county, who had planned on placing mill with its present equipment.
saw would be a solar plexus blow to drug st« re and the Square Deal. A him, In the near future, in a position
Utter & Burns are located in a fine
penny npiece ■ the price. Yon buy a
the national organization.
of trust and importance. It is doubt belt of sugar and yellow pine. They
So far as possible a cloak of se hundred or a thousand and stick ful if even Mr. Markee knew of the | will in all probability make extensive
crecy was thrown about the affair, them on everything you send by mail, good fortune in store for him, though shipments of their first grade lumber,
with such success that beyond those letters, parcels. Christmas gifts. And the date was not far distant when lie having only a ten-mlle haul to the
vitally Interested the facts connected v hen the recipient s«?es the stamp was to assume duties that wou.d
with the step placing the grand lodge with Its message of world-wide hu
eventually make him an important
of Oregon on an independent plane manity, it sets his icy old heart aglow* factor in the affairs of the city.
OTEY CONTEST CASE
hav«> not bi*come known until sixteen and he rushes ddwu to the store to
The funeral services were held on
days after the called meeting wan j Lu) a bunch for himself, and so the Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in
held. Not only do grand lodge offl- ; blessed flame will blaze around the the parlors of the Whitlock under < oniniissioner of the lain«] Office Sus-
tain» Original Decision.
cials declare that the action was per- | v orld.
taking establishment. The remains
fectly Justified, in fact. Inevitable un- , In 1904 in Denmark the govern will be sent Monday morning to For-!
C C Brewer, who with M. Pur-
less the Oregon Jurisdiction was will r ent Issued a Christmas atane, with est Grove for interment.
the Dorris lawyer, defended A1-
ing to bow its neck under tho yoke the king's head and the word “Jul”
He is survived by his wife, who has bert Otey in the contest brought
of taxation and watch a constant
the same as our “Yule”—on it. the sincere sympathy of the commun- I
stream of its coin flow out of the It was not good for postage, only itv, his mother and other relatives, I against bl* homestead by J<)hu B
state, but they assert that since tho as a "sticker” for Christmas letters, residents of Forest Grove. The de I Vollmer, rax received noti«*e of the
secession a livelier interest has been l»ostcards and packages. The pro- ceased carried an insurance policy decision by the commissioner of the
awakened in lodge affairs in this ceeds from it were used for the sup for »2.500 in one of the leading in General Land office in favor of Mr.
Otey, affirming the decision of the
state, and the outlook for the future port of a tuberculosis hospital for surance companies.
Lakeview office, from which Vollmer
on an independent basis is roseate.
little children. This Christmas sea
son the National Red Cross society
EASTERN STAR OFFICERS
The following expression from th«
has issued the stamp in America, the
decision seems to indicate Mr. Otey's
The Eastern Star elected officers
proceeds to go to fight tuberculosis in
full compliance with the homestead
Gars follows at the meeting Tuesday
The bazaar and progressive supper the state in which the stamp is sold.
r< quirements, at least from the com
evening: Minnie E. Ward, worthy ma-
given by the ladies of the Presbv- Tho Visiting Nurse association of
missioner's view of the matter.
tro; Cora Sanderson, associate ma
terlan church was a decided success, Portland secured tho privilege of
"Considering the entire record o»
tron; Wnt. Martin, worthy patron;
Such articles as were prepared for selling it in Oregon, and every penny
the testimony in this case, defend
May Ankeny, conductress; Mrs. Bren
sale in the baznar were quickly pur will go to fight the white plague In
ant's good faith as a homestead en
nan, associate conductress; Luiu
chased and ten times more would
tryman is apparent from first to last.
Ten per cent of all the deaths in Straw, secretary; Mrs. Alford, treas Every charge in the contest affidavit
hav«» been as easily disposed of. Th«»
are from tuberculosis. Tuber urer. The new trustees are Mrs. Wil stands disproved "by the overwhelni-
feature of the affair was the progres
lits. Mrs. Murdock, Mrs. Reames.
sive supper, served in the big store culosis is preventable. We must teach
ii.g •(’eight of the testimony submit
room in the White Maddox block.
Even standing room was at a premi- tho factory worker and the profes
be but a slight improvement so
urn all evening, It seemlng as if sional man how to avoid the disease,
Thursday morning the horse on
far as eccentricities go. over the pre
everyone In thè city was desirous of
Charley Masten was riding
to care for ourselves
pnrtnking of the tempting dish» 3 must learn Bow
the from the Horton ranch to the Sum
served. The ladles feel particularly
Tuberculosis is curable. "We must thermometer registered but one do mers ranch stepped in a hole ami
gratified over the hearty support
care for the consumptive in the right gree above zero, and already th.; threw itself, falling on Masten's arm,
place. In the right way, at the right precipitation has been .6 of an inch. breaking the elbow, tearing an artery
Thos. Calmea of Morrill has re- time, until he Is cured; instead of. with almost two inches of snow fall. loose and smashing his hand. Masten
turned from his trip to San Fran ins now. in the wrong place. In the On the 1st of the month, however. was immediately brought into the
cisco, and was in the city Saturday, wrong way, at the wrong time, until I the thermometer at 5 o'clock In the city and the broken arm was treated.
He is now resting a little easier.
I he is d«»ad.”
evening was as high as 43 above.
stopping at the Livermore.
Klarna'h County wli«at against the
Muyoi 8iiii«l»*tnon is anxious to se
cure a correct list of the pr«*s»*nt own 'world. Again has Klamath county
ers of G <* wuter rights along th« old entered In op»*n competition with the
Ankeny »until, as arrangements arc H««ri<i and carried off first honor».
now under way with th« reclamation Tho». Martin of this city has been
servlet* wh«reby the city is to take notified by telegram that he wax
over the «anal from th« Leavitt place awarded first prize for the best sheaf
south. 'I tn* arrangements call for a 1 of bill»* stem whi-at at the National
pipe lin«* to be put In and the diteti .Corn exposition at Omaha, the com
Ailed. In this case the laud now petition being open to the world.
The wheat wax grown by Mr. Mar
owned ns a right of way Is to be
transferred to the original owners or tin on his ranch below the city, with
th»» abutting property. It is very out Irrigation, and was among the ex
n<*<*<*Hsary that the pr*s«*nt owners t>f hibits taken by C. T. Oliver to the
the water rights be known, mo that Dry Farming congress at Billings.
the arrangnments with tile govern- Mont., and later to Omaha. This is
im*nt can be completed early In the the third time that Klamath county
has b««*n awarded first prise for its
The following list has been secured wheat. Its exhibits have entered into
blit It Is not know u If it Is correct or competition with every wheat pr»>-
not, and the r«*qu'*«t Is made that all duclng section of the United States,
owners of water rights hand their and each and every time this county
nnnn*» to Police Judge Leavitt at has carried off the prize.
one«*, ho that action In the inatt<-r wl'l I In the c-arly ’80's at the New Or
leans exposition, Klamath county
not be delayed.
Following Is a list of those who are took first prize for Its wheat. In 1907
at Sacramento this county's exhibit
supposed to own water rights:
C. D. Wilson, A. L. Leavitt, R. A. of grain was awarded first prize. This
Alford, E. It. Reams. J. W. Kiernans. last victory, however, establishes the
J. G Pierce, Charles Roberts. George quality of grain grown In this section
T Baldwin, Mrs. Margaret .McMillan, beyond the question of a doubt, as
il. BrtCk Sr»»,»* iVan H»<1< i, F'r»-»1 there Is greater Interest taken in
Noel, C. H Withrow, H. M. Bristol!, th««* expositions these days, and kt
John I'erllngs, Mrs. E. E. Hedrick. Omaha there were exhibits from all
Roy Hamaker, Alex Martin Jr., G. W. sections of the United States and the
White, County Court House, Mr«. S. world.
In addition to first prize Mr. Mar-
8. Henley. Dr. F M White. J. C.
Mongol«!, L. F. Wlllltta, Roy Walker. tin was awarded one of the special
J. D. Fountain. Mm. E E. Wise, Fr»d prizes offered by James J. Hill for
Mang, F T Sanderson, W. T. Shlvc, grain grown on Great Northern lines
H. T. Hummers, Mrs. E. V. Cogswell, in the statc-H of Orc-gon, Washington
Mrs. E. E. Van Brimmer, J. M Evans. nnd Montana.
Mrs. J V. Brandenburg. Mm. S. Tay-
lor. Oscar North, J. W. Bryant, J. H.
Furrar. C. R. DeLap.