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CIVnt Year No. 3,19?
KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1917.
Price Plvt Cdftta
DEMOCRATS VOTE AGAINST LEAK PROBE
ALLIES MUST GET
LLOYD GEORGE BO TELLS ENO
Brillth Premier In Speech Today Bays
Allies Have Not Rejected Peace, But
Trap flatted With Fine Word
Say Future Peace Can Secured
Only by League of All Nation of
LONDON, Jitn. II. "Tli allien have
tracln-d a Brim determination to rid
l ho world f unspeakable ippoilm,"
David l.lii)il Crorex, KnglUh premier,
mill lirirlnr thounamU In Guild hull
Thn premier raid President VIIin
of ttir United Slates hatl bwn In
fnriiir.l Hint oil Hi" allies drilrrd peace
but that war was preferable In Pniv
Man domination of Europe.
The brut rn-rurlty for future peace
will cumit when the natiun of the
rarth are banded together to punUh
ttin first to break the peace of tt.e
world," continued Lloyd George.
"We tllil not reject peace tertna; no
trrmn were off r red. Germany offered
only a trap baited with fine words."
OF HIS OWN HAND
ELMCR BOOM TAKES STRYCH
NINE AT MERRILL HOTEL ANO
DIES AFTER FEW VIOLENT CON.
VULSIONS WAS DE8PONOENT
Kilmer Iloom, a homesteader on Stu
kel mounlnln, rommllted suicide In
Hie lobby of the Riverside hotel In
Merrill In in Monday night, accordliiK
n word brought to Klamath Falls last
veiling by r. A. A. Soule, county ror
oner Death wait raiiscd by the do
rented swallowing strychnine.
Dr. John Patterson of Merrill wuii
ciillril, mid soon after ho arrived Boom
Mild in hlin; "I have taken strychnine.
I want to die." An empty bottle which
had contained thin poison waa found
In hlit pocket.
W. (I, Thompson nnd It. It. Noble
wero witnesses of hla death, and kuvo
sworn statements na to hla Idcnllnca
Hon. The dereaned wna about 58 yearn of
age, nnd n nittlvo of llllnoia.
Strahorn Confers With
Mayor; Seems Satisfied
Kvery proapect polnta to ft aatiafun
tory culmination of thn Strahorn rail
way projoct, according to the Idea of
l ho promoter hlmaulf, Robert E. Stra
horn. Fallowing an extended conference
with Mayor C. I). Crlaler yeaterday af
ternoon, Strahorn announced hlmoelf
confident that the lenal matter to
be taken up with the city counoll
wntild bn arranged without difficulty.
Hn fools morn certain than ever that
tho outaldo capital which he need for'
tin- work will h available, and de-
mAin uummn itt
GETS (475 MORE
TO BUY TERMINAL
REX TAPS OIVKB 1150 AND OTH
ERS 1100 EACH
Plot Amount Already Secured From
Hrmi Not In utlnee Men' Ao
elation, Yeaterday Subtcrlptlona
Make Total Reach 114,31 Fund
Obt by Aeaoclatlon and Women
Uooat Total to 122,472.80
From Klamath Fall business houses
not In the Iluimeim Men's Association
the main committee on the titration!
railroad terminal fund etvrda se
cured contractu for 1476. The Hex
cafo wm the largest aubucrlber )e
trrday with 1150. while W. O. Smith
! Printing company and W. I). Cofer
each save $100.
Added to the 113,740 already an
nounred fiom business Ormn noi In
'the association, yeterda'a subscrip
tion bring thn total to 111,315. The
announcement previously of a 1100
I subscription by Klamuth Hardwaio
company should have been 1200.
With 114,315 aa noted above am)
14,305 from the Business Men's Ahi-o-elation,
plus I3.Er2.50 rained by the
Women'a 1.000 llallroad Club, makes
total subscription for the terminal
fund amount to 23,472.50. Thin, of
course, doe not Include subscriptions
! which have not been nnounced, but
I which have been promised.
. Following are subscriptions secured
yesterday from business houses not In
l.e Cafe ....... 150.00
W. O. Smith Printing Co. 100.00
W. I). Cofer . lOO.Od
l It. Ohla tt Co 50.00
O. I. Fltzpalrlck & I.. J. Iloan.... 50.00
I A. Davldimn .. . 25.00
China Endorae Wilton
WASIIINOTON, l. C. Jan. 11.
Chlliit'a rply to Prealdent Wllaon'a
peace note waa roccicd ttxlay. It en
inicn the note.
CHICAGO, Jan. 11. Wheat jumped
aharply thin afternoon when Moyd
Ceorue'H alatomonl of th,n ulllea' tie-
mAnda on tlernmny reached America,
clarea that If hla conditions hero arc
complied with he will commenco opor
attona aa aoon aa tho ground ia bare,
aa there ia a great deal of rock work
that can bo dono,
Ho now hnpea to have hla business
matter here In khapo ao that ho ran
loavo for Portland January 17th to
complete bin arrangements with the
buMneii men there. Several meeting
will be held with the council thia
week, ao that a comploto understand
ing will be arrived at before the bids
on the bond are opened next Monday
C. W. Eberlein is the
Single Contributor tor the
Proposed Railroad Grounds
He is on Trial
IMtCHAEL' X. MOCKQ5
Muiiiii'i a .Mwi'itnn, a Lithuanian
li'fttiri'r, Ix ori'ttliil In Connecticut on
the chant)' of blnaiheiiiy. The atnttite
under which he lit necuaed aa mlopted
In 1CI2 In the ilnya when the fnmoiiit
Connecticut blue lawa were pniti-d. It
wait hardly known to exUt until Mime
one had Mr. .Stucluu nnentrd for xtutg
menta he (itihllcly made, and took him
before a miiRlHtrate. The case haa
been arKUfd before the dlalrici court,
and wuii adjourned to kIm the lawer
time to Die brief,
WASIIINOTON. I). ('.. Jan. 11. The,
operating Income of 1S5 of tho largest
American railroads jumped JtU.OOO.OO.'i
during the four months period ending
Not ember 1, 1'Jlii, over tho correspond
ing porhjd In 1915.
This announcement was made today
by tho Intetstnto Commerce Commis
sion. 8INNOTT ASKS MONEY
FOR LAND RECLAMATION
WASIIINOTON, n. C. Jan. U Rep
resentative N. J. Slnnott of Oregon to
day offered u resolution oarrylng $400,
000 to begin construction on tho
Owyhee project for tho reclamation ni
2,300 acres of Oregon laud. Tho reso-
lutlon wns referred, to tho Irrigation
Germany Offers Again
DKRMN. Jan. 11. Germany today
dispatched a now nolo to nmitral pow
ers, containing n proposition to enter
Into pence negotiations Immediately.
Entente'a Answer Received
WASIIINOTON, D. C, Jan. 11. Tho
answer of the entente powers to Pres
ident Wllaon'a note arrived at noon to
day. Decoding of the note was started
Mutt Deliver Belgium
PARIS, Jan. 11. Tho first two
things on tho nllies' program are de-
livery of Belgium and restitution of
Alsace, President Deachruiol declared
hofovo tho chamber of deputies today,
CONTRIBUTION IS IN FORM OF
Clurle W. Eberlein, Man Much Inter.
cited In Succett of Strahorn Rah.,
road Give Mile and Half Right of
Way and All Yardi Except Patten-
ger Terminate Cave Thl When Hill
Would Not Build to Klamath.
Yciitcnlay a citizen of Klamath Kail
aaked the Herald why Cbarlea W.
Kberlfln.one of tho truateea of the
.Strahorn railroad terminal fund, hat
not plvrn an) thin k to help buy the ter
minal. The rltlten remarked that
Mr. Hberleln'a name ro far waa nol
anuini: Hit! lUt of vubhcrlbent to the
fund. The question ceemed fair, in
levr of Mr. Kbcrleln'a extraordinary
.i-nivlly In the railroad movement, o
J thli inoriiliiK the Herald made Imiultv
itliil Iv-tnietl the followltiR facta:
t . 1t...lI.. !.... . ...Ill !.... f l,K
.vt I l,illlllli .Hum- v III fel'- lu ihiif-
'ert II. Strahorn one nnd one-half miles
of ilcht of wny lO-'t feet wide up to
Hie clt llmltr, alfo nil frclKht yanK
l Ich will he at leant 3,000 feet Ion?,
.nut in addition landi for round houce.i,
ithiip- Mtl utock Yards. All of thlt
nreu lies Miuth nnd eaut of the South'
ern I'ntlflc tracks and extends alone
I ho county road, which In an extenMon
or Sixth Mreet.
Thlit tliinallim of land by Mr. Kbcr
lein relieves the people of Klamath
lall of it ery heavy burden. In fact.
It In believed that If the people had to
buy all these lands IrT'addltion to i.ie
paaaencer terminal, for which monc)
lit now beltiK raised, the burden would
he too heavy. This one contribution
from Mr. Kberleln Is by far the largest
tiiiKle cotitiihutlon made by any pet
Kin or business llrm.
'''here Is a history to Mr. KberlelnV
connection nnd eMiemo interest in the
success of the Strahorn railroad enter
prise that Is highly 'interettlnc. In
1"U2, lifter cessation of construction
Iv the Southern Piicitle, Mr. Kberleln
had a conference In St. l'aul. Minn.,
with l.ouls W. Hill, president of the
fireal Northern Railway company. The
rri:iiloit of the conference was .tit
e'l'ort on the part of Mr. 1'berlein to do
.what liu could (o lnduci the Hill lines
I to go on with their program to build
to Klamath K.tlls. Tho two Rent lemon
' had all the maps before them. Mr.
Hill had made the statement that tho
I Southern 1'aciliu had the town bot
tled up, and that the Hill lines would
haw dilliculty In securing terminals.
I Mr. Kberleln then offered Mr. Hill
the laud for such terminals as ho
vouid need right up to the eastern
boundary of Klamath Kails. Mr. Hill
! nxpivf aod his appreciation of the offer.
and said he would bo glad to accept,
hut (hat ptescnt conditions in the rati
rund world wero not favorable to new
construction, nnd he hinted strongly at
some understanding with the Southern
Pacific that temporarily prevented en
trance Into Klamath Kails by the Hill
Mr. Hill was most nattering In his
estimate of Klamath County, but said
ho was unable to state with any (to
r.rce of delinltoness when building to
Klamath Kails 'would be resumed.
Since thai time Mr. Eberlein has
ht Id tho lands Immediately cast of thia
'cliy Intact. In expectation of being
railed upon to furnish terminal sites to
the Hill road. On tho advent of Rob-
t-rt I.. Strahorn it became apparent Jo
Mr. Kberleln that the Hill linos would
not build to Klamath Falls, hut that If
Mrs. Wesley Martin Stoner of Wash
ington is a member of the Inaugura
tion committee which will have charge
of the induction Into office of Presi
dent Wilson for his second term March
ttli. She was one of the organizers of
1 the Women'a Wilson Union, which was
a factor among women in the recent
LONDON, Jan. 11. The British bat
tleshlp Cornwall! waa torpedoed and
milk in the Mediterranean Sea Tues
day, the admiralty announced today.
The Cornwallls had a capacity of 14,
Thirteen of the crew are missing.
The admiralty also announces the
J sinking of the seaplane carrier lleney-
ctuoe. today in Knstclorizio harbor.
OPENS AN OFFICE
Because of Increase of business, V.
T. Motschenbacher has rented room
211 In the Willits building, and has
opened an otn.ee there. Mr. Motschen
bacher Is local agent for the New
York Life Insurance company.
He had planned to leave for Eugene
nnd Conallls January 1 to write in
surance among university and college
men, but pressure of business here has
caused Indefinite postponement of his
German Consul Convicted
SAN KRANCISCO, Jan. 11. Francis
Bopp, German consul, and four of hla
associates were convicted of conspir
acy to violate neutrality here last
night. Tho jury returned after' being
out five hour. The defense tomorrow
will file a motion for a new trial.
any connection was to be had with the
1111 line at Bend It must be over tho
Stialioin road, or not at all. He there
fore made the same tender to Mr, Sti a
horn that ho had mndetju Mr. Hill.
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OIVE TO FUND
PARTIAL LIST SHOWS 4,305 TO
Some of the Heaviest Subscribers
Within Association Have Not Decld-'
ed Just What They Will Give, but
Amount Will Be Known Tomorrow.
Evans A Sons and O. J. Etkelson
Are Biggest Subscribers to Date.
As promised, the Herald today is
publishing the lial of members of the
Klamath Kalla Business Men's Asso
ciation who have subscribed to the
fund Ho buy a terminal site for the
Strahorn railroad. The list does not
contain the names of a fewj of the
heaviest subscribers, but by tomorrow
the amount to be given by these firms
will be definitely decided on, and will
then be published in the Herald.
"As chairman of the head committee I
l hleti httic ftiarno nf rnlilnv flhtt tor.
minal fund, I want to thank tbeTOeu'-.
hers of the Business Men's Association
who have given to the terminal fund
that Klamath Kalla may have a road to
Portland," said W. Paul Johnson this,
morning, when announcing the list
published today. "Percy Evans !si
chairman of the Business Men's Asso-j
eiation committee, and he and his as-'
sistants have worked hard to make!
the subscriptions ar large as possible."!
Following is the Incomplete list cf
subscribers within the Business Men's
George Wirtx ......
Klamath Jewelry Co.
J. M. KvanR & Son .,
V. E. Strofeld 150.00 1
A. F. Salflcky
Klamath Fuel Co.
F. J. Erz . ,
J. 1 Johnston Furniture Co. .
N. E. Bend
Seehorn Co -
H. X. Moe Co
nn Riper Bros
Roberts & Whit more ..;
Star Drug Co
Link River Electric Co. .
E. T. Shepherd -
U M. Hannen
II. T, Hauger .....
J I.. Rlghtmier
F. M. (iarlch
11. L. Yaden
Bradbury is Honored
by Irrigation Body
;i?Ter being honored by appointment
on tbe legislative committee and elec
tion as second vice president of the
congress, R. E. Bradbury returned last
night front Portland, whore be attend
ed the Oregon Irrigation congress.
Mr. Bradbury was a prominent figure
iu. the irrigation congress, and in sev
tral addresses gave valuable sugges
tions to the irrigatlonlsta. HI elec
tion as second vico president is evi
dence of this.
VOTE IS STRICTLY ON PARTY
Second Resolution Offered by Repre-
i tentative Wood, Father of Probe, to
Make Thorough Investigation of
Lawton Charge I Defeated Ed
itor Financial Paper Say Broker'
Wire Cave Tip.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 11. In
etigatio of the leak on advance in
formation on President Wilson's note
to belligerents ended abruptly thia
The bouse rules committee defeated
the second Wood resolution providing
for a thorough probe of Thomas W.
Lawson's charges and refused to cob.
bider the resolution for a general
probe of the whole affair.
The vote was strictly on party Uses.
All democrats voted adversely on er
ety proposition to Investigate the leak,
and all republicans voted for tbe
James Riley, managing editor of the
Wall Street Journal, told the house
committee that brokers' wires furnish
ed the original tip on the note.
CAPTURE 1,600 MOHAMMEDANS
NEAR ELASRISH IN EGYPT.
ALSO TAKE REDOUBTS AND
LONDON. Jan. 11. Six hundred
Turks were killed and wounded and
1.60O made prisoners when tbe British
Tuesday captured strong positions to
the northeast of Elarish. in Egypt.
The positions taken include six lines
or i ntrenebments, six redoubts. Later
Slialal was captured and destroyed.
Life Is Threatened
MARYSVILLE. Jan. 11. The life of
Chief of Police Smith was threatened
today because be recommended to tho
city council that licenses for five sa
loons be held up.
Chns. Balin ...-, 5.00
O. J. Eskelson 500.00
R. V. Browne 50,00
C. 15. Browne . 50.00
G C. Loreii 250.00
C. II. Underwood 200.00
On his way home Mr. Bradbury stop
ped at Salem and arranged for a con
ference In about two weeks with tbe
Irrigation committee of the Oregon
leeiblature. He will leave tbtV to at
tend the conference. (
Mr. Bradbury is a director el Klam
ath Water Users Association, ad a
successful farmer of tbe Klamath Val