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HERALD ESTABLISHED JULY. 1893
INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHED 1898
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1901
18th YEAR, NO. 4 9
THE O'RIELLEY MURDER.
182 Madison St., West end of Bridge, Portland, Oregon
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Prinevllle Review Gives Comph. te
Details of the Tragedy.
Mention was made in this paper last
week that D. L. Bruner, son of rank
Bruner, of Lower Molalla, had killed
Thomas O'Reilley, a stockman, near
Prineville. State Senator Brownell has
been retained to defend the young man,
who was raised in this county, and haB a
wide circle of acquaintances and friei.da
The only witress to the Bhootinz was
O'Reilly's partner, and it is probable
that his version of the affair would be
ont'- aided. The following is from the
Prineville Review :
"t.HHt, week we eave to our renders
what little that could De gathered In
reference to the killing of O'ReiLey near
Asbwood. Thomas O'Reilley 01 the
firm of Creeiran & O'Reilley was in
atantly killed by D. L. Bruner on the
morning of the 4tn inst. cruner was a
sheeDherder in the emoloy of the Prine
ville Land & Live Stock Company. The
details of the terrible tragedy are aoout
The company fcr whom Bruner is
wnrkinc have two ranches on Black
Rock milch about 12 miles northeast of
Ashwood. O'Reillev has a homestead
on a small etrit of land lying between
the two ranches. On, each of these two
ranches the company had a band of
sheep and O'Reilley was herding one
from his rjlace. On the morning of the
14th. Bruner took his sheep out and it
fleams thev were about to "mix up
with O'Reillev's band. So O'Reilley
takes bis rifle and went over to where
Rrnnar was and at this point there is
Borne slight difference In the stories
of the tragedy. John O'Re'lley's part
ner saw the deed committed but he was
some distance away, possibly 700 yards,
Bruner and O'Reilley walked along for
soma distance when Bruner pulled his
pistol and shot O'Reilley through the
Ftft arm iust above the elbow. This
knocked the rifle out of O'Reilly's hand
and he started running down the hill is
fast as he cnild. Bruner picua up
O'Reilley's gun, and from shells found
must havfe shot three times The lat
Bhot striking O'Reilley in the center of
the back of the head and came out ;n
the center of the forehead. It was 180
ards from the spot where be fell and
Iruuer was 125 yards from him, havir.g
advanced on the fleeing man 55 yardp.
Bruner says that O'Reilley attempted
to draw on him and he shot in self de
Bruner took the rifle and left for the
comra'iy's headquarters and was there
when Shenn uongieton pui in appear-
nee and was awaiting that othcer's com
Justice Childers held an inquest on
Friday, and the following was the ver
dict of the coroner's jury :
'in tne matter or me inquest upon me
body of Thomas O'Reillev held before
T. L. Childers, juBtice of the peace, for
Upper Trout precinct, urooK county,
Drecron. ADHl 5. IHUi:
We. the tury oi inquisiiion in me
above entitled matter find that the de
ceased was 1 homas O'Reilley, aged 26
years; a native of Ireland; that he came
to his e th, on his home
stead in Crook county, Oregon, on April
4,1901, from' the effect of a gunshot
wound in tne neaa innicied Dy u. cru
ner and that said D. Bruner fired said
shot or Bhots at the said Thomas
O'Reilley purposely and by deliberate
and premediatated malice, killed said
Thomas O'Reilley, said gunshot wound
being caused by a shot or shots from a
gun held by said D. Bruner in Crook
county, Oregon, on April 4, 1901.",
On the evidence given before mm as
acting coroner, Justice Childers bound
Bruner over to await the action of the
grand jury on a charge of murder.
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Lane consisting of 36 members. This
grange will be known as Maple Lana
No.. Master, G. F. Qibbs; Secretary,
John Gaffney. The next meeting will be
on the 17th day of and the charter will
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J. S. Casto,
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The boj s who have been trapping and
Belling grossbeaks are liable to a tine of
not le-s than to or more than $100.
The John Burroughs Bird Society of
Portland is enlorcing the, law and com
nellintr all persons who have caged gross-
beaks in their poflsession to turn them
out these beautiful birds will soou leave
for their home in the mountains, and
it would bb a pity to deprive them of
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Notice to Jirl Ije
Notice is hereby
All kinds of
of all kinds
Bakery and Confectionery
7th Street, Oregon City, Oregon
18 years foremanl
Main St. Bakery
Will give satisfaction
in quality and prices.
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given that sealed
bids will be receivtd by the county sur
veyor ol Clackamas county, Oregon, at
his office in the county court bouse, in
Oretwn City, for building a biidge across
Sucker Ureek. m the Uwego ana Au
rora road, on or before the third da of
May, l'JOl, at 2 o clock, p. m., when
said bids will De oneneu uy uie county
surveyor with the county court, aw1 a
contract awarded to the lowest respond
ble bidder, the court reserving the right
to reject any and Jail b ds. Each bidder
mill ln renuired t J deuosit with his bid,
five per cent of the amount of such bid,
which shall be forfeited to the county In
case the award is made to him and he
nealects. or refuses, for the period of
two days after such award is made, to
enter into contract and file his bond in
the manner required by, and to the sat
isfaction of the county court.
The bridge must be constructed in ac
cordance with the puns and specifics
tione for building said bridge, which
Diana and spesifkfctionB are on file in
the office of the county surveyor.
Ebskbt P. Rands,
By Johm W. Mbldbdm, Deputy.
Oregon City., April 15, 1901.
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