June 19, 1917

ABNER WEED OF WEED DEAD AT 75

Abner Weed, former California state senator, founder of Weed, promoter of the Weed-Klamath Falls railroad, pioneer lumberman, stockman and farmer and owner of properties valued at $2,000,000, died Thursday at his home in Weed, Siskiyou county, after a sickness of four months.

Mr. Weed was 75 years old. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rachael Weed, a daughter , Mrs. Alex Alber, and a son, Horace A. Weed, all of Weed.

The Weed lumber company was organized by Weed. He sold his holdings several years ago and retired from business life.

In Klamath county, Oregon, Weed owned a ranch of 22,000 acres, the famous Wood River holdings.

AFFIDAVIT SIGNED BY TRAMP SHOWS LACK OF BALANCE

All doubts of the irresponsibility and insanity of Charles McClellan, the tramp who was recently adjudged insane in court at Grants Pass following his arrest in this county by Sheriff Jennings for pushing Private Adam Garran of Company I from the railroad bridge over Graves creek, were removed when he signed the following affidavit in the Josephine county jail:

"State of Oregon,

Josephine County,

I, Charles McClellan, being first duly sworn, upon oath say: That I am 87 years old and was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, on the 4th day of July, 1912. That I am a Christmas tree decorator by trade and at the present time am looking for employment. That I pushed a Chinaman off the Gillbert Creek bridge in the spring of 1773, but am informed and believe that the said Chinaman jumped back before he struck the bottom of the gulch and escaped permanent injury, further than this deponent knoweth not.

(Signed) CHAS. McClellan.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of June, A. D. 1917.

(SEAL) E. L. COBURN.

County Clerk