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Mail Tribune 100

June 22, 1917


J. B. Staubb, a well known rancher in the Murphy-Applegate section, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Taylor this forenoon on the charge of assault with intent to kill three well known young men of Applegate. He was held in bail of $500, and will have his preliminary hearing Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The warrant for arrest charges that Staubb on June 20 fired several shots from a repeating rifle at Chester Kubli, Frank Wooldridge and Herman Nenson, from a distance of about 100 yards. County Prosecutor Roberts will look after the state's end of the case and Gus Newbury will defend Staubb.

The trouble that led to the arrest occurred on the night of June 20. Kubli, Wooldridge and Benson had been driving cattle all day and were returning and passing by the Staubb ranch leading their horses, when one of the horses managed to get over the wire fence into a pasture field. The men entered the field and recaptured the horse and led him around to the pasture gate to get outside the field. They were just going out of the gate when it claimed that Staubb appeared and fired several shots at the men.

No one was hurt but one of the bullets passed within six feet of Kubli before he could get behind a tree. Kubli later swore out a warrant for arrest. Staubb was arrested later by Deputy Sheriff Anderson and was released under $300 bail until this morning.


Three large elks from the Klamath county herd of 14 escaped Sunday from the enclosure in which the herd was confined and it is thought they may cross over the mountains and appear in the vicinity of the headwaters of some of the creeks emptying into the Rogue river on this side.

Ralph Ewing, inspector of fish screens, who has just returned to Medford, announces that the Klamath Falls lodge of Elks and the Sportsmen's association off that county request that residents of this county keep a lookout for the escaped elks and report to Commissioner Stone of Klamath Falls, member of the fish and game commission, or to the Sportsmen's association any news that they may hear of the whereabouts of the elks.