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LAKKVIKW, LAKE COUNTY, OHEGCjtf, THURSDAY, APRIL 28,1901.
The Mystery I l.at Solved-Twoj
Ounshot Wounds In Chest
The body ( Cn-ed Conn wan font d 1
hist TliiirMilny it ) tu t one mnl aquar-!
I it uillcn from Hi" town f Sllviri
l.uki mnl nl'iitit Kin' li ii ttI r 1 mull
fifty yardn from the miilii road, ly
lied Allntltl. Ill of t ll' X VIU'IHT-
For neat ly t wo limnl Iim. since tllO
morning of Mircli Mb. Creed
Conn linn Im-hi iiiUmIiik. nnd every
effort linn Imi'h put furl li tofcrretout
I lie mystery of his tinlliii and un
accountable disappearance. The
ntory of Mr. Conn's dlnnpin'arance in
n familiar one to tht trailers of tin
I'.xainlucr, aud the matter has In-en
iiiih of extreme Interest to every ivnl
dent of the rounty. All kinds of
theories have Inimi advanced hut tin
only wife conclusion and the one hln
i.lullven uihI friends most adhere to
wan tliat In a moment of ulilMTiitlou
of tlit iiilml In lial put an end to bin
life. Ill health wan supposed to Ih
I In' only cause of such a rash act, in
bin nmiuclnl affair were in an excel-i
lent condition. Tin1 m-ojiU of Silver
Uike could not give up the Idea that
hi body wan in the creek near that
.jn.-f, mnl nitltnM'i' search of tin
rr.-i'k bottom wax nut ! In a vain
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lug man. Mr. Conn was a well-to-i
In iiii-rt'hant of Silver Lake ami hud j
not uu enemy in th" world. When I
his body was found on hint Thurn- j
lay the fart wan at once made j
known ami It wan mooii discovered
that It wan the body of . I. c. Conn
ami the news Hashed uvi-r the coun
ty by wire. His brothers were hiiiii
nioiieil, nlmi the coroner, district at
torney ami county physician. The
body wan carefully guarded on the
Mpot until the arrival of them! gentle
nien. I'pon (xamlulioii two bullet
IioIch were fouml In the left chest, and
by the utile of the ileail mail wan
fouml a thirty-eight calibre revolver
with two empty chainlx-rn. The
man had evidently Hat down upon
the ground ami while in a Hitting po
sition fired the first idiot, which did
not kill, ami fell back and again
placed the revolver to IiIh breast ami
lired the fatal shot while lying upon
IiIh back, which posit I. mi he was in
when found. j
The verdict of the coroner's Jury Is j
iim follows: l
We, the jury impaneled by the cor- j
oniTf F. B. HarrlM, to enquire Into
anil Investigate tin death of the
body before U8, report as follows:
After uncovering the remains and
hearing the testimony, we tlnd ns
The body 1 that of J. C. Conn, a
rcHldent of Silver Lake, Lake county,
Oregon, aged 44 yearn. That lie
eanio to IiIm death by two, wound
Inflicted with a IMcullbro revolver.
That the wounds were self-inflicted,
on or about 8 o'clock a. in., on the
Uh day of March, at Sliver Lake,
Lake county, Oregon.
Dated at Silver Luke, Lake county,
Oregon. April 21. l!Mli.
late to Im brought In. lie will only
bring part of 11 to Pallcy, until he
In certain tlnjt thin climate agree
with IiIm wife who Im In poor health.
Itev. Warren remained lien' over
Sunday mid occupied the pulpit In
the Methodist church both morning
and evening. 1 1 In text for the morn
ing sermon was: ".Not by might,
nor by power, but by my spirit,
silth tho Lord of Hosts." 'cell. 4-fl.
For IiIm evening text he took, "Thin
l a faltlifiil nylng and worthy of all
accept nl i him, Hmt ChriMt Jcnun came
Into t lie world to nave nlnncm, of
whom I am chief." ImI Tim. I ll
Itev. Warren wan greeted by a
large congregation both morning
and evening, ami preached good ncr
iiioiin. lie Im a good, Mlnrcre nnk-er.
Fremont Forest KesarvK
The official of the I,akevle v Land
ofllce received a letter from tlw gen
eral laud oltlce at WaMhlngtoii con
firming the telegram of a wiek ago
of which The Kxamluer male luen-
froni 178 up to a few yearn ago when
they went to 1'ortland. K. V. Joneph
hunband of the dieanttd nawed tltn
IiiidImt to build the flrnt of Lakeview
Mm. Joneph leaven a liiinband, and
five children, Kvu Joneph, a tiacher
tlon. creating a n-niTve In the vlclii-;-" ' Irthi.n.I m-hooU. J. W. Jon
Ity of ChrlMtman Lake. The lie re- .ili, '" attorney at Portland, B. F.
wrvw In calledj 1'nMiiont Forest re-' Jowpli, and A. and Jennie Joneph.
wrve.aiidln wit held from cut ry pend-' daiightern. Mm. Jom-ph wan born
big liiMMH tlon an to the advlM tbillty 1 1'1 Indiana In 1M! and died In I'ort
ofmaklnga iMTinaneiit ren-T ; fr laud. A.rll is, 1!K4. The funeral wan
forcHtry purpom-n. The dep'l i.ient ''' 'r" the Si-cond Ilaptlntchurch,
iniint have run out of plnetimlM raiid j w ,ll1' ,l" wn ""-niln r, and the
tokii-pupltnn-coril'forcrentlngfor.j,""b- wan taken to the Portland
cnt nmTven renorti-d to the nuge- 'crematorium. The Inreaved furnlly
brimh landn on the denert. It In true
there In Home nagebriiMh on the den
ert that could almont In called tim
ber, hut at Hn preHcnt value It In
hardly worth while to protect It.
have the nynipathy of
in thin county.
We are Informed by a friend that
John Hammond, whow In ell known
throughout Iake county, in lotting
W. A. Mannlnglll ban returned j Mn.Joitph Pimm Awiy. j IiIm health. Mr. Hammond ban been
from Portland and Salem, where he The many friendn and acquaint-' In and about Keno for over a year
attended the ntate andconirreaHloniil ' encei of Mm. Delilah JohciiIi will lie where he U Intewnted In mtulng. It
conveulloiiM. I'llly nayn he had a
rough trip, I mc a une of tlie had condi
tion of the roadn.
grieved to learn of Uer death In Port-' wan reported recently that
land on the lsth hint. , The family In which he owned a fourth
were renidentii of (joone Lake valley had "old for f W.OdO,
Paisley Pastor Occupied the Pulpit
Itev. S. V. Warren, pawtor of the
M. H. church at PaUley, arrived here
lat Saturday on hU way to Made,
line, w hero he goea after hlu house
hold furniture, which he had shipped
from MlnneHOtn lant fall, but too
OROOON REF'UULICANS INDORSE PRESIDENT ROCSEVELT AND HIS POLICIES.
The liepubllcau party of Oregon, In couventlcu aMHetnbled, congratulaten the ntate and Nation
upon the continued anccu!cncy of Republican prluciplen and pollclen in our National Government aud
the unprecedented proHpcrlty that ban followed the maintenance of thone prluciplen nnd the enforce
ment of thone pollclen.
The honor of the Nation han Ui-n fearleHMly and nagaclotmly maintained at home ami abroad,
whether in the enforcement of law agaliiMt defiant corporation. In vigoroun protent agalnnt outragen
on Amerlcann in Syria, Jewlnh MaMKm ren In KuhmIii and unfavorable inachinationH of Kuroiiean pow
ern In Anla.
PreMideut Ibionevelt han redii'ined bin pledge to carry out the policien of the party an formulated
by that great ntatennian and revered martyred Prenldeiit, Wllliani McKlnley.
He ban hIiowii liimnelf the fin- of coiruptlon In public life, the ardent champion and wine friend of
tlie Army and Navy, and Jlie linn IK-Ilever In inmil rlghtn lMire the law to employer and employe,
rich or poor, black or white. ..
I'mliT IiIm energetic leademhlp the Inthuilan Canal, fruntrated for a time by a Democratic Pren
I'ieut, Im noon to be realized and to dlntlngiilnli bin Ailnilnlnt ration by one of the grandest engineering
triumphn known to man.
We recognize t he profound obligation under which Oregon rentn to Prenident Koonevelt for bin
active and determined effort on In-half of the Ix?win and Clark Centennial, and we pledge ournelves to
testify the nlnccrity of thin appreclutlon by a roumlng majority for the Itcpublieun ticket in June aud
again In November.
In thin connection we enpeclally Indorne the tirelenn laborn of Senators Mitchell and Fulton and
ItcprcMcntatlvcH Hermann and Williamnon.
We Instruct the delegates for tills convention to the Republican National Convention at Chicago
to vote 11 ml and last for Theodore Koosevelt for President, oud to use all honorable means for bring
ing bin nomination to pans.
THE DELEGATION IN CONGRESS
For the first time In years tho State of Oregon Is represented In both houses of Congress by a
strong, hariiionlou. united and effective delegation, Inferior to none from the West.
Their efforts In Indialf of the Nation, t heir party and their state have been crowned with signal sue
cens, ami we hereby express to them our confidence and esteem nnd pledge them our support In their
further efforts to advance the Interests of Oregon and the Pacific Coast.
Thanks to the courage and wisdom of two Republican Administrations aud four Republican
Congresses, the money of the Nation has been securely established upon the gold standard, the stand
ard of the enlightened nations of the world.
Tlie per capita circulation Is the largest In our history, and everj' dollar of paier and coin Is ns
good ns gold.
We commend the measures now pending in Congress, at the Instance of Republican members,
further amending tho currency and banking laws in the directum of safety and elasticity.
We renew our allegiance to the principle of protection to American Industries.
The merits of tho Dlngley law are attested by the unprecedented prosperity of the Nation since Its
passage in 1M7.
Schedules must bo changed from time to time, as new conditions arise, but when the tariff Is re
vised It must lo by tho friends, nnd not by tho foes, of American Industry.
We heartily commend the fearless aud determined course pursued by President Roosevelt aud
Attorney-General Knox toward tho trusts, and we point with pride to tho hostility aroused agaiust
the Administration among tho speculators of Wall street and corporations that defy the law.
Obedience to tho law against monopoly Inflicts no hardship on any honest Industry, and the
action of tho President In the Northern Securities merger and other coses has only served to check
dangerous specula t Ion und encourage every legitimate enterprise.
We Indorse the policy euunclated by President McKlnley aud followed by Secretary Taft of "the
Philippines for the Filipinos," nnd wo especially commend the earnest and persistent efforts made by
Senator Mitchell for lower tariffs between tho Philippines and tho United States.
Wo hold that tho Philippines must bo rotaiued by tho Uultod States for their own good as well as
for a Iuiho of American Influenqo in the Fur Kant, but that justice requires the least possible burdens
upon their commerce with tho Fnltcd StuteB, that they rimy bo cemented to us by ties of self Interest
In tho Interest of Pacific develoyment, wo demand for the Philippines tho same liberal and benefi
cent treatment that has been accorded to Hawaii aud Porto Rico.
Proud of the history and achievements of our party, and especially of the present Administra
tion and tho beneficent results that our nation Is receiving therefrom, aud particularly our old Oregon
('ouutry, we confidently submit our cause to the patriotic citizens of our stato for Indorsoment uud
earnestly appeal to them to show their gratitude uud appreciation to President Roosevelt and our
Republican leaders In Congress for honoring our history and aiding lu tho development of our match
Sheepmen Say Half Their Loss is
From Coyotes--Loss Will
Reach I5 Per Cent.
Many estimates have In-en made
thin spring eminatlng from as many
sources, as to the Ions during tho
pant winter by sheep men. Some
have placed the Ions an high as 20
per cent, while othem claim the loss
will not exceed 10 ir cent. Now
that the sheep are mostly in from
the desert, or the owners have com
puted their loss, and as gross Is good
a very close estimate can be made.
From the best we can learn tho loss
will not exceed IS er cent. This is
not considered a very heavy loss. It
is estimated by sheep men that be
tween 8 und 10 per cent of the loss
was from the rapacity of predatory
varmints. Coyotes have been ex
tremely bold and troublesome on the
ranges and It bas been Impossible for
herders to keep these cunning creat
ures out of the flocks.
A ten per cent loss by coyotes
means many thousand dollars to the
wealth of Lake county. If there are
200,000 sheep the loss would run up
to about f SO.000 in one winter. This
amount alone would make a ueat
fund with which to wage war against
the coyote, and It Is likely that un
less the stnte provides some protec
tion the stockmen will organize nnd
place a bounty of about $1.00 for
each coyote. At one dollar for his
scalp aud fifty cents tor his hide,
which can always be obtained' from
fur dealers, the coyote would lie a
very profitable bag for the hunter or
John H. Tonnlngsen.
The death of John IL Tonnlngsen
last Monday night removed from our
midst oue of the oldest if not the old
est man in the county. Mr. Tonnlng
sen was over S4 years of age. He
was taken seriously 111 last week and
continued to grow worse uutil death
releaved his sufferings. Mr. Ton
nlngsen leaves two sons, Charley
and Asm us, and one daughter, Mrs.
1L C. Whitworth all of Lakeview to
mouru his death. Tho remains were
Interred in the I. O. O. F. cemetery
at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday. Mr. Ton-
ningsen when a young man iu Ger
many accumulated considerable
wealth and came to America several
years ago and, locating at Bidwoll,
Calif., where he lived till a few years
ago when ho removed to Lakeview
and retired from active business life
ho had purused bo many years.
Bank Will Open May 1st.
S. O. Cressler, cashier of the First
National bank of Lakeview, arrived
here from Cedar v tile lost week ac
companied by his wife. The new
bank will open about the first of May
The safe and vault door have been
ordered, and the safe was shipped
from San Francisco on Monday.
Plans for a building are now under
consideration. It Is quite likely that
a two story, brick building, 42xS0
feet, will bo put up. Halt of tho
ground floor will be used for tho
bank, the rest of the building being
used for purposes not yet decided up
on, rue building win be one or tue
best structures In Lakeview.
Society sets the pace for fashions
but Just because the Roosevelt boys
have tho mumps, there will not be
many boys found trying to get the