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Wednesday July 4, 1923
Percy Harris was awarded $629 damages from Porter Heard last week by the
W. H. Mayfield and family moved to town last week and are occupying the Whittier
residence, on Main St.
The preliminary hearing of Claude Coonse for the murder of Frank Gooch has been
set for next Monday. Robinett and Wylie are attorneys for the defendant.
A report of another murder at Denio last week reached here. Mrs. Tregaskis, 25,
had been shot and killed by a man named Tompkins, 65, and he is now in jail at
Mrs. Nettie B. Harris, ex-School Supt. of Modoc and brother, Lawrence Wilson, of
Fresno, stopped here for a few minutes last Thursday, on their way to Eagleville
to visit Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Grove.
Card Of Thanks
We desire to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends who assisted us
during our sad bereavement in the death of Frank D. Gooch.
Mrs. F. D. Gooch and family
O. S. Gooch and family
R. M. Brown, wife and daughter, Marie, who resided here about twenty-five years
ago, Mr. Brown being in the jewelry business, passed through here last Tuesday
on a trip thru the northern part of the State. They are now located in Paradise,
Butte County, where they are in business and doing well.
Wednesday July 11, 1923
Married In Reno
Miss Muriel Wilson “stole a march” on her friends here last Saturday, while at
Reno, was married to Wm P. Evarts, formerly of this place. The bride is the
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wilson and is a graduate of the High
School here and is one of our most popular young ladies. The groom is a steady
and industrious young man now in the employ of the Crescent Creamery at Reno.
The many friends of the young couple extend hearty congratulations and wishes
them all the joy and prosperity possible. Mrs. Evarts arrived here Monday
evening and is preparing to move to her new home.
Born – At Lovelock, Nevada, July 2, 1923, to Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Misley, a son –
James Robert Misley.
Mrs. L. F. Mounts and daughter, Miss Genevieve Hironymous, for many years
residents of this place but now of Marin county, arrived here last week on a
visit to relatives and friends and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lem Toney.
William Johnstone, brother of the late T. H. Johnstone, arrived here last week
on a visit.
Miss Elaine Strotts returned last week from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Lawrence
Herren, of ’49.
Claude Coonse was bound over to the Superior Court last Monday for trial for the
murder of Frank Gooch of this place.
Ed Jones and wife, former residents of this place, but now of Ashland, Oregon,
arrived here last Saturday on a short visit and report that they are doing
Mrs. Bramhall, the county nurse, came over last week, taking the temperature of
Surprise valley, we presume, and will no doubt determine whether it needs an
emetic or a cathartic.
John L. Wood and wife, who have been visiting friends and relatives here for a
few days, left for their home in Los Angeles this morning and were accompanied
as far as Reno by Mrs. J. H. Wood, his mother, and his brother, Sam.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Decious and family, of Bidwell, left last Friday for a trip
thru the State, visiting different points of interest and going as far south as
Long Beach. The P. O. at Bidwell will be in charge of Audrey and Stanley Decious,
during Mrs. Decious’ absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stiner and family, who spent the winter in Porterville,
arrived home last week and will remain for the summer. Mr. Stiner says that
crops of all kinds are good in the lower country, but the demand is light, which
creates a tightness of money matters.
Wednesday July 18, 1923
Visits Old Home
Judge Felix Ewing, accompanied by his wife, arrived here from their home in
Ventura last Monday on a short visit to the scenes of early days and to meet
again those who were left of the old-time friends. Those, however, were few, and
while the Judge expressed great pleasure in visiting his old home place, that
pleasure was marred somewhat by the thought of the absence of those who had
passed over to the “Great Beyond.”
Those who were here in the late seventies and eighties
will remember Judge Ewing, who first taught school in Cedarville and later on
was elected District Attorney, which office he filled for three terms. While
here he met Miss Kemble, to whom he was married in 1877, and one of the queer
freaks of fate in their married life is that the Judge and wife were assigned to
and occupied the same room last Monday night in the Hotel Surprise that they
occupied on their wedding night, forty-six years ago.
About thirty-five years ago Judge Ewing moved to
Ventura County where for a time he practiced law successfully and his marked
ability carried him to higher honors and he was selected to serve one term as
Superior judge of Ventura County, after which he retired from the practice of
law and engaged in the banking business, in which he has been engaged ever since
and is now the principal owner and President of the Ojai State Bank, the Home
Savings Bank and the First national Bank, all of Ventura County.
Mr. Ewing is one of the pioneer builders of the west and has
been a big factor in shaping the destinies of both Modoc and Ventura Counties,
and those who knew him in the old days were truly pleased to meet him again.
Born – In Cedarville, Cal., July 10, 1923, to Mr. and Mrs. Kesner Perry, a son
Mrs. F. Rutter is confined to her home with a case of the measles this week.
Gulls Destroy Hoppers
Supervisor Ash last week informed us of a new method by which grasshoppers are
being destroyed in the Tule Lake Country. Thousands of acres of land in that
section had been seeded to wheat, and grasshoppers came in droves this spring
and had already destroyed several hundred acres, when the sea gulls commenced to
come to the fields from the lake and now the thousands of acres were thickly
covered with the gulls, which are devouring the grasshoppers. Petitions for help
had been prepared for presenting to the different boards of Supervisors, but
when the gulls commenced destroying the hoppers, they were withdrawn, as the sea
gulls were doing the work nicely.
We understand that W. U. Scott, of Eagleville, is suffering from a severe attack
of the flu.
Born – At the Dr. Coates’ Sanitarium in Cedarville, Cal., July 17, 1923, to Mr.
and Mrs. Harve Smith, a girl.
Mrs. Catherine Holly, of Mosier, Oregon, arrived here last week on a visit to
her sister, Mrs. W. G. Robinson, of this place. She expects to spend the summer
A good many, of cases of the flu have been reported in the valley during the
past two weeks but none of them have proved fatal.
Wednesday July 25, 1923
Mrs. Conlan, an aged and old-time resident of Fort Bidwell died at that place
last week and was buried Sunday. The family, have a host of warm friends who
extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sorrow.
Mrs. Wm Hatfield and daughter, Miss May Wandling arrived from Palo Alto
Thursday. Miss Wandling has been teaching in the south the past year and Mrs.
Hatfield has been visiting her son, Prof. H. F. Wandling and wife, of Palo Alto.
Dr. Kennedy reports the following births: At the Patterson ranch, near
Cedarville, Cal., July 18, 1923, to Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Cloud, a son. In
Cedarville, Cal., July 22, 1923, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cannon, a girl.
The United States government is building the first silo in Surprise Valley. Its
operation will no doubt be watched with interest by our people. Silos are a
necessary adjunct of the dairy business and one of the big factors of its
Miss Bertha House had a narrow escape from death last Wednesday. While raking
hay the horses became frightened and commenced to run and in some way her foot
caught between the double-tree and rake frame and losing her balance, she fell
and was dragged quite a distance, when one of the horses fell and landed in a
ditch on its back. Her ankle was badly crushed by being kicked by one of the
horses, and one of the small bones of the leg between the ankle and knee was
also broken and she was otherwise badly bruised. Dr. Kennedy was called and
attended the injuries and she is now doing as well as could be expected under
Mrs. Jesse Strotts left for Gerlach this week, where she will visit her
daughter, Mrs. Lee Leonard.
Sam Wood, Mrs. J. H. Wood and daughters, Mrs. Wm Hill and Mrs. John Games
motored in from Reno Friday and returned Sunday.
Mrs. Rose Mateer and Mrs. Antoinette Aston arrived here Sunday from Oakland and
are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Smalls.
We are informed that nearly all the Indians at Fort Bidwell are undergoing a
siege of the measles. They claim to have contracted the disease at Alturas while
attending the round up.
While several small children were playing at the Shirk Ranch last Wednesday
afternoon a 22-rifle in the hands of 13-year old Lossie Butler was discharged,
the bullet entering the face of little June Shirk, daughter Mrs. Gussie Shirk,
near the mouth and coming out below the ear, causing a bad flesh wound. Dr.
Kennedy reports the little one doing nicely and it is hoped that the wound may