VOL. XXVIII. LAKEVIEW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, -OCTOHEK 24, 1907. NO. 43 WINGFIELD'S BODY FOUND AT LAST Wonting: in a Deep Slough One Mile l;rom Home. FRED BUSSEY MADE DISCOVERT. No SIrms of I'oul Play. Humor of Murder Unfounded. No Doubt of Cause of Death. After 21 days dillluout search, (lm tiody of Morris WttiKtleld wus found flouting In tine of tint deep sloughs In Wurner valley lust Friday evening about 0 o'clock and was recovered two hours Inter, when h bout mid help lind been brought to tho nee no. Fred Kimcy, who had never given up tlio search, on that evening plowed tho place where more than fiO men had Parched aud drugged tho slough for days, and saw the body lying face low n In the tulil of tho big slough, with only th tdioiilders and head in sight. Mr. Hussy at once wenf for Win. Nick oils, who had beeu constantly In the Beared since Morris Wiugfleld was iiiIhhoiI on September 2.1I Niekolls ami KiiHNy returned to tho t-ceno with a tioitt and secured tho body from It watery grave, ami started for Lake view at VI o'clock, arriving here the next morning. Headers of The F.Xainiiier will le inomber tlmt Mr. Wingflehl wan la-it seen on KeL 24, aud tho next day bis Imrmt wiih fouud, and everything Indl fated tlmt Morris had ridden into a slough tho day before and had I icon drowned,. The search for his tody commenced at cure. Nearly all of Wniuer valley hurried to the spot where the horo w found ami there begun t tie Ken roll, Lvefy foot of ground wiih gone over and tho sloughs seurcticd hh Lent they could tie, con sidering the fact that the sloughs are wide, deep, muddy aud lilted with W'ocdri and tu lea. Tho body waa found Tl steps north of the pluco where cat tie lind croiinod tho slough. The man's hut and Lid rluta aro yet uudiacov iJ, aud until they are fouud only supposition an to the exact spot where ho rode into tho slough cuu bo arrived at. Now, howeVer, it 1h believed that lie undertook to cross were tho cattle had croi-xed. and hid hotbo lloiimlered throw lug liim olf, hut ho clung to imrtM of tho rig and tho horso swam iiud lloiimiero.l for a considerable dirt tance down the slough before Wing field wau i eli-awed. Though the water iu tho slouch does not seem to run, it had a tendency iioi th, and uiay hare carried t lie body some rods before it cunio to the surface. A thorough examination, by competent men, wan made of tho body and no signs of foul play were visible. -Tho verdict wan death by drowning. The remains lay ut tho undertaking paiJor iu Lnkeviow while preparations for burial were made aud at 2 o'llock Sunday afternoon tho funeral took place from the liaptlit Church. Mr. C. 10. Campbell, a brother-ln law of Mr. Wingfleld, upon leaving Warner two weeks ago olferod I2UU or the recovery of the body, and we un derstand that something like 9100 more waa made up by the neighbors of Mr. Wingfleld. It wan also rumored that Geo. Wiugfleld a brother of de ceased, has offered f 1000, but this re port is not definite. Mr. Hussy who first discovered the body is a brother of Mr. Wlngflelds' wife. He had searched dllllgently since he arrived there a few days after the disappear ance of Morris. We understand that neither he nor Mr. Nickolls will ac cept the reward money. It can be a aid that every one iu reuch of there did everything In their power to find thn body. The fact thut it was not found is not to tho discredit of any of the. searchers, as it was predicted all along that tho body would uot be fouud until it ralsud'to the surface of the water. The report had gained considerable circulation away from hero that Wing field had been murdered and the body bidden for ransom from Ueo. Wing Held the millionaire brother, of Gold Held Those reports were unfounded and could not be borne out by any of the circumstances. They reflected dis credit upon Waruer vulloy aud were humiliating to Lake comity, aud were Bootf ed at by aouud ruusuners, after carefully weighing the surrounding clroutustanoes. ' 5tock and Land Sales. N. H. Merrill last week sold three yearling short horn calvs for t'dieach aud ono throo-year-old short horn bull for II 00, which shows that there Is money In thoroughbred cattle. Mer rill Record. Two thoiiHimd head of yearling ew wero sold here today by Frank Ktrong to Jon Crosby for ! per head, tho highlit price ever recorded In Wyom ing at this seaHon of the year, hay a Lowell, Wyoming, dispatch of October n. D. 1'. Hrowno informs us that the Waruer Valley Stock Co. has not sold its beef yet. The Company Iihh about 700 head. 1 1 o hIho says that there are about 700 beef cattle at IJidwell un sold. T. M. Miller sold the Geo. M. Jones beef, about .'UK) head, to C. HwaiiHtou while ho was at Merrill last week, for 7 rents for steers and fi.'j for cows L. Gerber bought Wui. Dohkiiia beef. M. Laurltzou of l'ai.dey is holding his beef at Merrill for sale. Ileef buyers aro uot so pleutiful ad they were two mouths ago. Miller aud Malloy have returned from the beef drive. Malloy says he does tho work aud Miller b.niU the money Geo. Harrow returned from Summer Lake Sunday. He brought do mi 25 head of flno fat beef rattle, to be disserted for eating purpoHcs at Hotel Lakeview. Bonanza liulletiii : Louis Gerber dropped over 15,(J0 in the Sprague River valley last week. He bought of W W. Smith, Frank Obenchaiu, Fin ley A Son, John Wells, Dobbins ti Co., Tom Garrett, Howard l Hon and sev eral otheis, over GOO head of beef cuttle. Dan Malloy with a crow of seven v bi , passed through Bonanza Wednesday from Lake county with 7'.lf head of beef cattle which he is deliv ering to buyers at Merrill. Louis Gerber drove a luiuch of GOO beef cattle through Jlounnza early this morning. He will put them on alfalfa .antnre at Merril. a cho.t tlmo before shipping to the southern mar kets. J. K. Fuller returned from Nevada last bunday, whore lie uougut severs tiands of sheep for a Heno buyer. Mike O'Sulilvau, the sheep man of Warner, who has b-?eii in partners with Phil liarrey for some years, wss in Lakeview first of the week. He will put his sheep on the desert this winter. Ho says the food is flue on the desert his fall. From Our Exchanges. Mrs. 1). C. Schmiuck aud Mrs. C Stiadley went to Summer Iake last week to visit Mrs. Schuiiucks' parents Mr, and Mrs. Jus. Foster. The Siler Lake Leader says Paisley is deBtiued to soon become the prin cipal city of Lake county. It Is said thut thrashing is all done in Hu aimer Lake valley, aud the crops wero good. Horn In Itonanza, Oregon, Thurs day morning, October 17, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs George lioyd, a daugh ter. There was 1500 pounds of mail passed through here Monday on the stage frr Lakeview. It consisted mostly of magazines. Bonanza Uulle tin. J. O. Hamakor is the happiest mau in lionanza toduy. He Is now grand father, and bus been bnsy all day re penting the word grandpa with his bead iu a barrell getting used to the sound of the expression .Bonanza Bulletin. - Archie Mason, of the Mason Con structlou company, arrived bereTuea day evening for the purpose of look lug after bis contract. When asked the destination of the Mt. Hood road he smiled and said it was a state se cret. Klamath Republican. Silver Lake Leader: This appears to be a very good year for fruit snys the Summer Lake correspondent, as Uucle Jim Foster baa sold over 7000 pounds of peaches and atill bus some left. F. W. Foster has sold several thousand pounds of prunes, besides drying a large amouut, and still there are many bushels yet on the trees. This is but 'sumples of every fruit grower In the valley. O. B. Wardwell aud family arrived home Wednesday evening from a months visit to Portland aud other points. It looks good to see them with us again. A. Gerber, a Seattle banker was iu our city last week, returning from a trip to Lakeview. We understand that during the geutlomau'a stay iu our county, be purchased quite a body of land near Lakeview. . CIRCUIT COURT IS NOW IN SESSION. Jury In thr Pat Angland Case Secured. Not Many Cases. Circuit Court was called Monday morning, with Hon. II. L. Benson on the bench. The first case to come up was the 1'at Angland cuh?, curried over from last term, it being the cane in which Anglai'd is charged with the lar ceny of a sheep. A Jury was secured as follows: A. N. Iapham, O. II. Al drlce, L. G. TbouiaH, L. P. Klippel, W. 1). Tracy, Wm. Vincent, L. A. ('airlker, W. O. Vincent, Frank Baur es, jr , It. T. Strlpliii. Thos. Hastings, C. ). Bethel. F.xamiuatlon of witnesses will com pleted by hist evening, it is thought, and arguments of attorneys will com mence ut the night session Diitlrict Attorney Moore, assisted Mandley Kidnaps his l.ittlt Child. A scusntlon was created yesterday morning at the Weudell home in the south part of town, where tho two lit tle girls of Mrs. Lieta Hundley were stopping with the!,' graudmother, Mrs Wendell. T. S. Handley, father or tho children, slipped into the country unknown to the Wendell family, he and his wife not having lived together for some time, and accompanied by his brother Joe, drove up to the Weudell home alxmt 9 o'clock yetterdny morn ing Tom told Mrs. Weudell that be wanted to tck the childreu up town and surprise bis wife. Mrs. Wendell refused to let bun have the childreu aud seut her sou, Charlie to town af ter Mr. Wendell and Mrs Handley. As soou as Charlie left Handley pulled a revolver, shoved the gun in Mrs. Wendell's fat-4 and told her be would kill li r it she did no. let biin take ihn children. At this Jot grabbed the older child, a girl 4 years old and leaped into the buggy. Tom jumped iu the buggy, and they started to drive away, when liuby, another daughter of Mrs. Wendell, grabbed the team, but was forced to let go when I hey beau whipping the horses. The men escaped. Mrs. Weudell r untied to towu and told what bad huppeued. Deputy Sheriff Duke start ed at once after the fugitives. Iu tho meantime Mau Wbortou of Piue Creek was called up on the 'pboue and given orders to stop the men, which be and L. C. Vineyurd attempted to do. Handley refused to stop when ordei- ed to do so aud Wbortou shot one of his horses. They kept ou for a few hundred yards, when the horse fell dead. Haudleys bad a team stationed at the State line and jumping into the other rig made their escape. L p to the time of goiug to press nothing more has been heard from the ofticers or fugitives. Andrew Carnsgla Is going to glva ago-Nawa It.m. The Nation's Poort "And I can't avsn by L. F. Conn and W. Lair Thomp son, represent the state aud L. IL Webster and J. M. Batcbeider for the defense. : Tlie next case to come up will be the case of Waruer Valley Stock Co; vs J. C. Lodson, a suit iu which the Stock Co. eues Dodson for rent on the Mfir row ranch, in Warner, claiming the ! rent paid Morrow was due the coin pauy. Thacase of Friday vs Thein, suit to collect money, is next on the dock et, aud the only other jury rase. Whut will bo done in the cases of trio State of Oregon agsinst the War ner Valley Stock Co. is not known at this time. Rich Strike Hade At Plush A very rich strike was made on the Mrs. C. W. Dent claim in tbe Ft. Warner Mining Co's. group of claims, iu the Windy Hollow district, this week. No particulars were learned, except that it was tbe richest strike I ever made in that district. . Mail Service Expedited. The protest entered last week, pub lished iu The xaminer, against tbe l snuhtern mail service was not bora of imaginary wrong or inspired by ex aggerated conditions. Tho Examiner- expressed the belief last week that the N. C. O. people wonld remedy tbe defect as soon as the matter was brought to their notice. That such prediction was well founded la evidenced by the following tele gram, received yesterday morning: Reno Nevada, Oct- 22,1907. S O. O easier, Lakeview Ore. Crawley advises that commencing to morrow, Wednesday, Oct 23, north bound trains will go through to Like ly, arriving there about 10:30 P. M Advise papers. A. P. Cross. Death of Clay Fisher. Clay Fisher, who has resided in Lake county for many years, died at Tehama, Calif., on the 5th of this month, while enronute to San Diego, with bis family, where be expected to make his future borne, be having rec ently sold bis ranch on Twelve Mile creek to bis son. Clay Fisher waa native of West Virginia, born in 1843. He came to California in 1852 and to Surprise Valley in 18G0, where be resided for many years. He lived in Warner, where be run sheep and goats for many years past. He leaves a wife and several children. $10,000,000 to start a university In Chl fssl ths h.at from It" Naughton In Duluth Tribune, DtcialM In Contest Case. Following lathe decision of the gen eral land office sustaining Itelster Watson of the Lakeview office : Department of tbe Interior. Peter Peterson vs James N. Dennis. Involving entry under the Timber and Stone Act. Contest dismissed. Af firmed Register and Receiver. Ixkeview Oregon. Sirs: It appears from the record that the land in controversy was open ed to entry on September 22, 190fi, and on that day James N. Dennis fil ed timber and stone application No. 3291. for the W NW'4 and Wtf SWJ Sec. 8. tp. 29, H., Range 12, E., W.M. On November 1, KXjG, Peter Peterson initiated a contost against said appli cant alleging: "That said James N. Dennis filed on said land after I bad commenced im provements and setlemeut, and I post ed notices claiming this land on tbe Htb day of September, 190G, as a homestead, and J. N. Denns' filing conflicts with my application as to said tract." Pursuant to notice brtb parties with council appeared before you on Jan. 10, 1907, and tendered testimony. On March 27, 1907, you rendered di vided opinions. The receiver recom mended that tbe timber and stone ap plication be rejected and that Peter son be allowed to file homestead entry for the bind in controversy. The reg ister recommended that the contest be dismissed and that Dennis be allowed to perfect bis timber and stone appli cation. Peterson appealed. It appears from tbe testimony in be half of tbe plaintiff that be went upon the land iu controversy on Sept. 13, 1900, aud looked it over, and on tbe following day be posted notices of bis intention to homestead the land, at tbe corners thereof, and laid tbe foun dation for a bouse, which was complet ed three days thereafter. The house. 12 by 16 feet, is built of logs, covered with sawed lumber, and it baa two half-windows, a door and floor in it Plaintiff claims that be staid there until September 27, 190& There is no testimony tendered to show that plain tiff bad any furniture nor household goods in tbe boose, except some bed clothing, nor that he ever returned to tbe land after leaving there on Sept. 27. 1906. In behalf of Plaintiff there is no testinTbuy as to tbe qnality of tbe soil, tbe timber thereon, nor as to tbe sit uation or altitude of the land. From tbe testimony in behalf of tbe Defendant it appears that tbe land in controversy is situated at an altitude of more than (500 feet and is "light puuiniice stone land," unfit for agri cultural purposes, if cleared of the timber theron;tbat the tract is cover ed with a growth of pine timber which will cut between 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 feet of lumber, board meas ure, worth 13,000 as it stands; that It would cost more than fl50 to clear tbe tract for agricultural purposes, and that tbe laud would not be of any value for agricultural ourposes if cleared of tbe timber thereon and made ready for cultivation, because of its poor quality. Defendant examined the land on Sept.' 14, 1906, but he saw no improve ments thereon, nor any indication that any person claimed it. It is c'-ear from the testimony that tbe land involved is cbiefly valuable for its timber at tbe present time, aud it would never be of much value for agricultural purposes when cleared of tbe timber, aud the testimony submitted by tbo contestant ia not sufficient to warrant the finding tbat his improvements were made iu good faith for the purpose of making bis home on the land. His improvements will not prevent tbe purchase of the tract as timber laud. See Miller vs McMillen, 101, L. D. 160: Burnet vs Twidle, 16, L. D. 400. This otUce concurs in tbe decision of the register. The contest of Peter son, tnerefore, dismissed, subject to tbe right of appeal. Respectfully, Fred Dennett, Ass't. Com. Latest Railroad News. Tbe latest we have this week for our readers on railroads is that "the Sur veyors on tbe Lakeview Klamath Falls line are in Drews valley making rapid headway toward Lakeview, and that tbe survey will be made permon eut. Also that the crew of surveyors that passed dowu through Warner aud Sur prise Valleys, iutersected tbe Western Pacific's survey at Duck Flat, south PRODUCTS OF : DRY LAHD. WHIbeon Exhibit at Reno and in Utah. OUR POTATOES CANT BE BEATEN. Large Turnip to Go to ken for Exhibition there in the Best PAvillicn en the Coast. Tbe sample of big, dry-land potatoaa raised by Mr. E. L. Raina on tba 8ol Hammersley place , four mile waft of town, without a drop of water, and presented to Tbe Examiner office a couple of weeks ago was sent this week to Utah for exhibit there. Some par ties in Utah wrote to F. II. Briggs. for samplea of fruit and vegetables grown in Lake county, and toe ones on exhibit at this office were selected as good specimens of what can bo grown in Lake county soil without a djrop of water. Three-pound potatoes are not taken from every connty in tbe world and when looked upon will attract the attention of farmers, and when put to tbe real test, their supe rior quality, rich, mealy and deli cious, they are bound to brine forth praise from lovers of good potatoes. They can't be beaten aBywhere, we do not care where you go. Oo where you will, select the nicest, smoothest, largest, best keeping and best eating potates, and the dry-land potatoes of Lake county will equal, if not surpass them. "Try it". Hannibal Morris Wingffeld. The last sad rites were performed over tbe body of Hannibal Morris Wingfleld, cold ladeatb, last Sunday at tbe Baptist Church, at 2 o'clock P. M.. conducted by Rev. C. P. Bailey, assisted by Rev. J. A. Armstrong. The church was crowded to its utmost capacity with sympathysizing friends and relatives of deceased. Burial took place in the I. O. O F. cemetery, amidst a large crowd who followed the lemains to tbe last resting place. Morris Wiugfleld was bom Dec. 20, 1868, died Sept. 24. 1907, the body be ing lost in a slough for 24 days. He leaves a beloved wife, two child ren, one born tbe day following his disappearance, an aged mother, one sister, of this place, and two brothers, George and Sam of Goldheld, Nevada. He was practically raised in this valley and "grew up with the country," so tbe saying is. Here he played iu childhood, developed into manhood, here he married and established a borne, here bis busy life was spent, bis battles fought, bis faithful services rendered to tbe world. To him the struggle and (.burden bearing of the earth are ended, and we confidently tiust that like one who awakes from a troubled dream be has awakened to see life's endless morning break and -knows himself at home with all the vast throng of loved ones, missed from earth, safely beside him. His home instincts were strng here in this fev ered world of disappointment. His affection for frieuds and kindred was tender and abiding. He ranked among us as a good citizen, a kind and de voted husband, a good neighbor and friend, and above all a man of heroio mould in meeting tbe eteru require ments of life. He is still the father of tbe children upon whom he doted with such clinging fondness, and tbe companion still of ber who mourns earth's greatest loss. Tbe Examiner extends eincerest sympathy to the family of deceased. of Surprise valley aud returned to run a line across the Lassen Pass luto Goose Lake valley. Xhe crew tbat came down from the north through Christmas Lake and Summer Lake valleys and tbe Cbewau oan, turned back from the south end of Abert lake, where tbey intersected tbe Buck survey to Lakeview, and will ruu another liue to the same con nection. All these surveying parties have headquarters iu Lakeview, and arejvorkiug under Mr. C. Stradley, of Salt Lake City, Utah.