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About Lake County examiner. (Lakeview, Lake County, Or.) 1880-1915 | View Entire Issue (July 21, 1904)
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LAKKVIKW, LAKH COUNTY, OitKGON, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1901.
Oregon lan Springs New alleged
lactn.-Murder Theory 51111
Advanced by Outsiders.
I Ik- Portland Oicgonlnii of July II
contains n lciigt hy art lelc, .luted at
Ashland, airing some more alleged
suppressed fact In (lie J. ('. Conn
case. Who this correspondent at
Ashland U or what authority he Iiim
concerning i hecase further than what
could ls gleaned from various new.
jux-r reports, and conversation iih
vnrloiiN, we do not know. Thl I
not the first of the Orcgoulnti' ar
tide on thl subject, mid mi far aa
The Examiner I concerned no insln-
uiitlon have lscn contained In therm
that we could apply to thl paper,
consequently we do not object to the
Oregonlau or any other paper pub
llahlng such new n It can gather
regarding tho Conn, or any other
cnav. Furthermore wo do not be
lieve these article have hurt any
Innocent man. There tuny 1m some
wlto have thought theinsclve hurt.
The. Examiner published full partic
ular of the sheep killing and also
full particulars of the disappearance
of J. ('. Conn ami the subsequent dis
covery of IiIh Itody and the verdict of
the coroner' Jury, which, it 'the
time, we supposed wn dual. We
also denounced In no uncertain lan
guage the action of the parties who
killed the two hand of sheep, and
urged that something le done toput
a stop to this wholesale destruction
of one of our county's Is-st resources.
Vc were never Intimidated for pub
llslilng what we saw tit, nor do we
Is-lleve that had anyone had oceu
slou for making threat that wo
would have suppressed anything we
could II lid out about the case.
Kither of them.
Editorially the Orcgonlau of the
same date referred to ha tho follow
lug to Hay:
"Homo Iako County tiewpaiors
and citizen have fallen Into a state
of excitement over Tho Oregoulan'
article discussing the mysterious
dentil of Creed Conn. Stlgmn ha
Ist'ti cast on their county, they
think. Very well. J't them think
ho, until they are aroused to their
duty of apprehending the murderers,
If there are murderer, or of ascer
taining tho full fact surrounding the
tragic clrcuniBtance. Tho Oregon
Ian doe not say that Conn was
murdered. It does not know. But
It doe know that tho 'truth ought
to Imj exposed to tho very last clr
cumstance, and that nobody can get
at tho truth so well as tho people
The Examiner doea not yet feci
that It lias been alugled out as being
reaponslblo for tho suppression of
facts concerning tho case, nor guilty
of any crime for not publishing tho
evidence produced at the coroner's
Inquest, which evidence contains
over ten thousand words, and no
demand from our readers for such a
voluminous affair has In-en made.
Any Insinuation that tho evidence
lias been suppressed Is misleading, as
It is on file at the clerk's olllce.
It is possible that had these, same
witnesses been examined In court
with a view to making a murder
ease out of it aomo strong points
might have been brought out sub
stantiating the murder theory, but
Hie evidence as It stands seems to
bear out tho verdict of sulcldo render
ed by the Jury.
I There Is no part of tho evidence
that prove lsyoud a doubt that
! the first shot wa the fatal one, or
, that It wa the last shot that pass
ed through the body Into the ground
j or that eltl er shot went through
the heart. The evidence simply
'shows that there were two bullet
I wounds In the breast, one about
I .'I Inches above the other, and one
0' KANE GETS
Says no Toney Is Spent In Lake
view Cam Out to Save
and Hakes Big Wlnn'.ijf
Hugh O'Kane, the big rtJe hoisi
"Talk about climate," said Mr.
O'Kane, "that country I higher and
colder than thUand yet they produce
fine alfalfa and other crops. Lnke-
vlew I i.fK)0 feet above Dcnd and you
i have to wear an overcoat every
evening. There wa frost every
night of the ten f wa there. lint
'they don't seem to hurt anything.
If the H'ople who fear an occasional
Town of nitchell Swept Away by
VVater-s pout- Flood InOch
oco Does Great Damage.
man who was here during the races, , (roMl .rt. ,v,.r) t Jook ,m.r tnat
In the back, ntid either of the breast ,M u pretty big man, and we might south country they would change
wounds ranged with the one In tlu
back, as no probing wa done.
(In the other hand the statement
made by a hs-al paMr that the pre.
clpltatlon during the time Mr. Conn
lay In the field ls-twccn March 4 and
April 21, wa light, the government
Instruments at this olllce for record
ing the weather ds not War out
thl statement. Of course It must
Im admitted that Iakevlew Is nearly
100 mile south of Silver Lfkp, but
the weatLer conditions do not vary
to any great extent.
Following I tho record of the
weather during March and April:
WRATIIKH Hf.eoitT FOR MAKdl
Ijr Msi Mln frt-'ept. Character
1 30 20 .11) cloudy
2 :w 21 .05 '
3 44 24 .20 pt "
4 41 25 .22 cloudy
5 37 25 triflle
ft 4e 28 .25 '
7 45 31 .110 "
8 42 2D .HO j.t "
0 37 20 tritle cloudy
10 40 25 .15
11 35 21 trifle pt "
12 :i7 20 .05 ' "
1.1 3H 2.1 trifle " "
14 40 25 .05 clondy
15 45 25 clear
If. 44 2H "
17 44 :hJ .3H cloudy
1H 44 35 trifle pt "
10 47 :W .40 cloudy
20 25 25 .25 lin (now
21 34 15 .10
22 35 25 .03 "
23 32 12 t "
say (so long us he Is a couple of th.Tr view of the matter.
dred mile from here I a pretty big j "Times are dull out to the south.
well, tell some big. er-thlngs. j At tnl,.f not cvn rtt ti,e raceH
Her.-1 what he bad to say to the ' ,nd I see In Lakevlew a crowd equal
editor of the Uend HuIJitln when be j 0 that which greet the arrival of
returned there: j the mail stage In llend every night.
Mr. and Mr. Hugh O'Kane, Mis j jj,.n, j-eoplc need to getaway from
Itelle ltoblson, J. W. ltoblson and j im. in caslonally lu onler to nppre
Itena West returned Monday evening jcnIe their own town."
from a trip to Lakevlew. Mr., Howl that? Lend has a pretty large
O'Kane took his running mare Kittle j pt 0fliee 0bby if it would contain the
Condon, down to participate In the , crowd that attended the race in Lake
Lake view races. Khe won ' 250 In ! especially if each one of them
race and was afterward sold tow0.ild take much room as Mr.
Alex Zevcrly for f7.-i0. Hhe will par- j O'Kane. There, were more than a
tlclpate In the races at Husanvllle, I thu,arM people witnessed .ome of the
Altunis, Klamath rail. I'rlnevlllet .... , , ,
..tv .,1. v,n ii . laeei. whst a wonderful postmaster
and North Yakima thl season. j
Mr. O'Kane I more In love w Ith ' niust have to wait on ao many
tho Uend country since hi trip to j people at once. Well, we don't believe
the south. lie swear It Is Uphill . i. Mr. O'Kane camned war out in tho
both ways, except from Iavu Butte
to Uend and the south country doe
not iipK'al to lii in as nearly equal to
this section lu agricultural possibilities.
edte of town and does not know how
uany people are here. He certainly
judges of the hard time according to
the way he spent niooy while here.
Total precipitnion fur March, 4.53 in
ches ; total snow fall, 7 inches.
HKMAKKS ; Never in the liiMory of
the counlv has there been so nuieh rain
and snowfall as theie has been this
month. Springs are running now that
have Iwen dry for 15 years.
A. l i;ka a. Observer.
.20 2in snow " I wkatiikk hkhokt roa ackii.
.101" '" " The first 13 days there no preciptU
.14 3" " ' tion. The 1st, 5th and 13th were partly
cloudy, and the other 10 days were clear
the temperature ranging from 43 to 79,
I max., and 20 to 33 min
" (in the 14ih it was cloudy and stormed
clear some, ttie precipitation being .18. The
weather teniained cloudy until the 20tb,
when there was C inches of snow and
A six inch water main Is belug
laid down llullnrd street to the cor
ner of the Daly building.
"v.' if.-"' v::5' - rj-
MRS. BROWN-POTTER IN AN ARTISTIC POSE.
Mrs, ltrowu l'ottcr 1 said to be as hiuidsoiun toduy us she was sixteen
years ago, when she abandoned the life of au American society woman and
weut ou tho stage. Sho has made three starring tours of the world, playing la
very country where English is spoken.
The town of Mitchell, Lastern Or
egon exfjerleiuu-d a catastropy Mon
day night, July 11th, similar to the
Heppner disaster of a year ago, on
ly there were not so many live lost.
Two persons, a man aged 90 years
and a woman aged bii years were
drowned, and the loss la estimated
at f 7.,000. Nearly the entire town
was swept away by water, the flood
tsdng causal by a huge waterspout.
Mitchell, it seems I built in a can
yon, tielng similarly located to the
town of Heppner. About ft'oclock
In the evening of the hottest day of
the summer, a thunder shower came
up and ended In a destructive flood.
The residents of the town were
warned of the impending danger by
the roaring and crashing of the rush
ing wall of water, said to be 25 feet
In height, and carrying with It
thousands of tons of brush, trees and
rock. Within 15 minutes the waters
had reached the outskirts of the
town and the peoph; only gained
places of safety In time to save their
lire. It is thought the two old
people either did not hear the roar
ing water tor were too old and feeble,
to reach the high ground before the
water swept down upon them. '
Another waterspout occurred east
of Prineville a few miles In what Is
called Ochocoe valley. No lives are
known to have been lost In the flood,
but the destruction of property is
great. Several ranches were com
pletely ruined, fences, houses and
barns carried away, and the fields,
which an hour before were covered
with shocks of hay and waving
grain fields, were a mass of rock
piles and washouts. Hundreds of
tons of new mown hay were swept
away with the surging waters and
the fields from which It came were
eft ruined. The Lafollet ranch was
a heavy loser. Some small bunches
of stock were hemmed In by the
flood and drowned. The flood car
ried trees and boulders down into
the valley below rrlnevllle, but little
damage was done that far down.
Numerous other water spouts of
less Importance are reported in East- '
era Oregon, but none that we have
heard of In Lake county. There Is
no telling how soon one may come.
To fleet la Portland.
A convention will be held lu Port
land Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug
ust 2 and 3 under the auspices of the
Portland Commercial Club, for the
purpose of organising an Oregon
Development League. Every editor
in Oregon will be a delegate atlarge.
The Mayor oi every city or town,
the county commissioners, president
of every commercial, Industrial, min
ing, horticultural, agricultural,
etockgrowing, Irrigation, dairy and
other associations In Oregon, which
have for their purposo the upbuild
ing and betterment of the state,
have tho right to name delegates.
The official call for this meeting will
bo Issued as soon as a few important
details have been arranged.
Jim Innes was down from his Che
waucan ranch last Thursday. He
Bald haying had not begun there yet.
Even alfalfa was not cut. Mr. Innes
also said that haying on the marsh
would be very late on account of bo
much water on the marsh.