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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (June 16, 1904)
LAKKVIEW, LAKE COUNTV, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNK It!, 1901.
Official Count For Lake County, Election June 6th, J904,
'I'hi' i'ort Irimt Orcgonlnn (if .S
litheontnlii ii long nitl;le bearing
llll I III (ll'lttll of .I. '. I'lMIII Mllll tin-;
-lu-cp killing that look place In thoj
noi't lici'ii I'lirl of Lake county about ,
Hint lime A band of 2'MHI tdiecp
were killed In l-Vhrtiary, Couiriuet!
li'ltlll oil March itli. hi body WilH
found on April 21t. n coroner' Jury
I'i'lliriicil a verdict of ndf destruction
tunl then another baud of sheep win :
killed April -'Mil. All these fact are j
reiterated In the Orcgonlaii' article,
and iiuiii.v other, Mrongly nvanclng
I hell ry Unit Mr. Conn wn imir-j
lered. New evidence wan taken up :
and sifted to help U ar out tho the-
When the coroner' jury said that
.1. C. Conn met death at hi own
hand, most people In Lake county
meepted Hut verdict, but It wem
that there wen noiuu who did not
lllevo that such wo the caw, and
It Id evident that noiuu one ha tieen
working constantly on the cno since
mid occasionally a few fact leak out
and lire pulillHhed In the Oregonlan. J
On May n that pnT contained a:
long article dated at Lakevlew, Init j
It In 1m lievetl that the article wan;
written mi. mew here clue, In which the
murder theory win ad vaiiced. The j
writer of these article twist tin cor-1
oner' verdict around In hiicIi a man-1
ner that to the caual reader the ev-l
Monro would not Juntlfy nucha vcr-i
'The condition of the body w hen j
fmiud on llic morning of April 21, In j
;i reasonably good slate of preMerva- j
lion, pn r found iK'tfcctly dry In'
(he pocket, with no sign of ever
having I'eeii wit, hi white whirl and
i-uff M-rfit tly smooth, never having
Imh'ii wet. a diary that Mr. Conn nl-1
way carried with lilin In which In j
recorded l.U dally transaction be- j
lug missing, (Ik key to hi More,
found on the body, the henvy Htoriu j
all through March, when huow and
rain in unprecedented quantity fell,
the ground being frozen hard or. the
morning of March 4th, the bullet i
that passed through the body where
it lay fouiiil ix luchc under the sur
face of the ground, nil thl I
brought out 10 substantiate the
writer' theory that J. t'. Conn was
iiiurdcl'eil on March Ith, that the
murderer hc.il relied the body, took
the diary, alo took the key to the
Htore, wont to the store and got
Conn's revolver, concealed the body
until Home time In April, when It wn
taken to tho pasture where It wn
fount), placed it on the ground nm
II red another nliotlntolt with Conn's
revolver and placed tho gun at hi
sldo. That after tho Jury found a
verdict of suicide, the murderer felt
Miifo and proceeded to kill another
band of sheep.
I low much of thl could bo proven
If both Hide of the cae were prosont
ed with their full force, we do not
attempt to say, but there are Home
who will never be atilled utiles the
case I more closely ferreted out, and
If there ha bet n iv crime committed
t lie guilty one should be puulshc'd
according to tho law, Tho ntate
Hccm to bo Impressed with tho iiuir
der theory or tho governor would
not have offered a reward for tho
murderer of J. C. Conn. Whether or
not tho relative of Mr. Conn tiro
satisfied with tho verdict of sulcldo
wo are not Informed, but It they uro
not, tho governor' reward will
probably bo Jricrcnod.
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The election ha tdionn startling
reult for the republican party.
Frank A. Moon for Supreme Judge
wa elected by over 22,000 plurality;
J. W. IJailey for Fol ComtniHMloner
j by over 20, IKK). Hermann has l-en
j returned to Congre by over 7.WK)
I from the flrnt dltrlct and WillJam
; Hon from the wcond by clout to 14,
UxM). II. L. IVnon wa elected Cir
cuit Judge for thl dlrlct by about
1200 and II. K. Hanna by over 800.
John A. Laycock wn elected Joint
Snator from thl diwtrlct comprlB
lug like, Klamath, Crook and
Grant tiy 454. R. E. liee Stelner for
Joint Reprm-ntatlre ha the largext
majority of any candidate in the
district of Lake, Klamath, Crook
aud Grant. 8telner has 67.) over
Taylor (Item.) and 651 over Griffith
(Item). Steluer received 2301 vote
in the dltrlct. John S. Shook
majority over Taylor is 491, and
over Griffith 467 in the district. W.
J. Moore (Item) wa elected District
Attorney for Lake and Klamath
coun tie over Brattain (Rep) by 80
II K. Khinehart (Rep) wa elected
Sheriff of Iake county by 129 major
Ity; A. W. Manrlng (Item) was elect
ed Clerk by 37; F. O. Ablstrom ',Rep)
wa elected Treasurer by 1C2; V. 1.
West ( Item ) was elected Aaeor by
134; C. WVltent (Rep) was elected
CommlHsioner by 209, J. Q. AVilliM
(Rep) had no nppoMitlon for School
Suierintendeut, and C. E. Moore
(Item) had no opposition for Sur
veyor. J. V. Bayley (Rep) was
elected Justice of the Fence In Lake-view.
Tbno marked with a are pluralities.
t State's Claim Rejected.
Last Sunday at 1 o'clock at the Governor Chamberlain ha recelv
home of the bride' parent. Mr. and ! the full text of the decision of the
Mr. W. P. ller.vford, In Lakevlew.ln
the presence of a few relative Mr.
John Young of Missouri and Mis
Edna Ileryford wero Joined In holy
matrimony by Rev. J. B. Stark of
tho M. E. church.
Mr. Yonng 1 a young mlulster
and a bright fellow whose futuro Is
very bright with a life mate such as
ho has chosen. Tho bride la a Lake
view girl of every accomplishment
possessed by her sex. Miss Ilery
ford met Mr. Young in California
w Julio sho wiib on a visit with rel
atives near Mlllvlllo where Rev.
Young had a elmrgo. Mls Ilery
ford wn a very popular young lady
and her departure from Lakevlew
will bo regretted. ,
Tho happy couple left for the East
on their honeymoon Monday morn
ing. They will visit tho St. Louis
fair, before returning to Albnny, Mo.,
where they will make their future
Tho Lakevlew 15nud planned a
serenade for Mr. nnd Mr. Young
Sunday evening, but fulled to 11ml
Tho Examiner wishes the happy
couplo a llfo of hnpplness.
Secretary of tho interior rejecung
the claim of the State of Oregon to
the Hwanip lauds within the Klam
ath Indian reservation. Briefly stat
ed, tho decision quote tho swamp
land net of 1S0O, which specifically
provide that the grant to the stute
shall "not lucludo any lands which
tho Government may have reserved,
sold or disposed of (In pursuance of
any law heretofore enacted) prior
to tho confirmation of title to be
mado under tho authority of tho
Tho treaty creatlug tho Klamath,
reservation was not mado until 18G4
but the decision holds that tho title
or right of occupancy by tho Indians
existed prior to that time, as recog
nized by tho act of 1S4 establishing
tho territorial government of Or
Local Option Sweeps the State.
Local Option has swept the state
by about 2500 majority. Multnomah
eouuty polled the heaviest vote
against the measure, estimated at
2,000, but other heavily populated
counties have wiped away this
majority. Tho counties lu which
local option carried are Baker, Ben
ton, Clackamas, Coos, Crook, Doug
las, Gilliam, Jackson, Josephine,
Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Morrow, Polk,
Sherman. Tillamook, Umatilla,
Unton, Wheeler and Yamhill. The
counties opposed to the measure are,
Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah. Mal
heur, Washington, Wasco, Grant,
Curry, Lake, Klamath, Marlon,
Wallowa. Tho direct Primary law
has received an astounding majority,
which will pass 25,000.
Legislature. Will Be Republican.
The next Oregon Legislature will
consist of 73 republican, one Inde
pendent republican and 10 democrats,
a gain of two republicans over the
legislature of 1003. Tho senate will
have 21 republicans uud C democrats
and tho House will have 50 republi
cans and 10 democrats.
Wadsworth Is No More.
Tho town of Wadsworth, Nevada,
Is to bo completely wiped off the
map. Wadsworth was a thrlvlug
terminal of a Southern Pacific line,
aud changes have mado It necessary
for tho compauy to move their work
shops to a ucw town called Sparks.
Tho company has donated lots to its
200 employees and will move their
dwellings free of charge. The work
of moving is rapidly going on and
within a few weeks Wadsworth will
bo no more.
Big Time on the Fourth.
The Fourth of July committees
have been meeting about two to
three times a week arraugiug for the
elaborate program which will be
published next week. Fire works
were telegraphed for Tuesday morn
ing. As soon as lumber can be had
work will commence on tho platform
and seata lu the court yard. F. P.
Light, S. F. Ahlstrom and W. B.
Snltler are the committee on general
arrangements, and efficient commit
tees have been appointed to take
charge and carry out tue different
events of the day. There will be no
horse races on that day so the en
tire duy will be devoted to special
amusements for both young and old.
Graham's band has been engaged to
furnish music for the occasion. This
Is an attraction Itself as the boys
have been practicing on some fine
music tor the occasion.
Band music, speaking, singing,
parades, reading of the declaration
of Independence, and delivery of the
oration will take up the fore part of
tho day. Tho shady grove can be
used tor picnic dinners. In tho after
noon, toot races, children's races,
and amusements of all kinds, iuter-
spersed with music by tho baud, will
make the day one of pleasure and
recreation. Tho fire works at night
will bo something worth coming a
long way to see.
From all ludlcatlous there will bo
tho largest crowd Visit Lakevlew
this Fourth that has ever attended
a celebration here. People from all
parts of the country are planning to
come to Lakevlew to spend tho
Fourth of July. This fact has urged
the committees to their utmost to
arrange for a gala day.