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Land Tenure in Oregon. 69 much the same position as tenant at firstĀ ; but, if he proves a good farmer, who can secure results, in a few years he will be an owner. He will have the incentive of ownership to encour- age him, and his whole interest will be for future progressive- ness. A system much on this basis is in vogue in Klamath county at the present time, and is said to work very satisfac- torily. Conditions in Klamath, however, are wholly different to those in older settled communities where the problem offers greater difficulties. No solution has ever been offered for the problem except by such radical reformers as single taxers or socialists, whose theories, if put in practice, would involve far more disastrous results according to the present teachings of economics and sociology than tenancy will when increased to

a much larger proportion than it holds today.----