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Santa Ana Register, November 2, 1906

Former Newspaperman of Huntington Beach Shot in Trinity Mining Camp

Mr. James Aldrich, who was associated with the Huntington Beach News for two months last spring, was shot and killed Monday night.  Aldrich came to Huntington Beach in February and did the editorial and local work on the paper for a period of two months.  He was well educated, a vigorous writer and made many acquaintances while here, all of whom will regret to learn of his tragic death which came so suddenly and so unexpectedly.  And the many who formed the acquaintance of his young wife, a lady of charming manner and many graces, will hear of her terrible sorrow with deepest regret.  The following from Wednesday’s Examiner gives a detailed account of the accident which caused the death of young Aldrich:

REDDING, Oct. 30—James Aldrich a mining man of Trinity Center, mistaken by H.A. Adams of Los Angeles, his partner, for a wolf, was shot and mortally wounded Monday evening on their claim two miles from Minersville.  Aldrich died four hours later.  The fatality was the result of a practical joke played by Aldrich on Adams, who came to Trinity county only ten days ago and was not accustomed to life in the mountains.  He had a natural dread of wild beasts, and Aldrich had enlarged on the danger of their being attacked in their cabin.  Aldrich, who had been away for a day and a night, returned after dark Monday evening.  Knowing that Adams would be alone inn the cabin, to frighten him he imitated the bark of a wolf and then rapped on the door.  Adams, thoroughly frightened, opened the door and fired one shot from his rifle at what he supposed to be the form of a wolf.  The ball struck Aldrich in the right breast.  Seeing at once the awful mistake he had made, Adams cared for his wounded companion as best he could and then ran three miles to the nearest telephone to call a physician from Weaverville.  Aldrich was dead when the doctor arrived.  He was aged 24 and is survived by a widow, a daughter of Elias Ellery, the best known mining man in Trinity county, and only child.  Burial will be made at Riverside, his former home.  Adams is a brother of Dr. Carl A. Adams of Los Angeles.  He and Aldrich were life-long friends.  Besides being connected with the Huntington Beach News, Aldrich had been a correspondent for Los Angeles papers and at times had been employed on the Riverside Press which paper his brother-in-law, Mr. Clark, is editor.  Aldrich left Huntington Beach about April 20th, and has been engaged about the mining districts most of the time since.—Huntington Beach News.

Shotguns Wait For Chicken Thief

Santa Ana Register, November 2, 1906

Buaro Station Rancher is Robbed of Twenty-one Choice Leghorn Pullets

Buaro, Nov. 1—Twenty-one choice whit leghorn pullets were taken from the poultry yard of Mr. W.A. Horten a few nights ago.  “Our shotguns are ready for the first chicken thief that shows up in this vicinity,” is the sentiment of the people here.


November 2, 1906:

Mr. Geo. Cuddeback is contemplating putting in an electric motor pumping plant.

Mr. Henry Rumsey visited in Los Angeles on Saturday last.

Miss Alice Gail, who is attending the Occidental school in Los Angeles, visited at home over Saturday and Sunday.

W.A. Horton is building an addition to his residence.

Mr. Wm. Martin is still picking some very choice strawberries from his vigorous growing vines on Berrydale Avenue.

Mr. E.J. Brown visited over Sunday in Los Angeles.

Social and Personal:

Santa Ana Register

November 2, 1906

Delightful Party---One of the most delightful parties of the season was the one given by Mr. And Mrs. J.S. Rice and their sons, Mr. J. Willis Rice and Mr. Perce Rice, of Tustin, in Elks hall last evening.  Their guest list included the names of the elite of Tustin and Santa Ana, besides a number of friends from Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura.  The brilliantly lighted and handsome apartments of the Elks in the Harvey building at the corner of Fourth and Spurgeon streets were tastefully decorated for the occasion with red carnations and geraniums of the same color, backgrounded with palms and potted ferns, with here and there a large bunch of long stemmed white pampas plumes.  Whist was enjoyed during the earlier part of the evening, thirty-three tables being occupied.  The winners of the ladies’ prizes were Mrs. A.N. Saxton, or Orange, first; Mrs. H.D. Connell of Santa Ana, second, and Mrs. Fred Rafferty of Santa Ana.  The winners of the gentlemen’s first prize was Mr. George Dryer, of Santa Ana; second prize, Mr. O.H. Burke of Tustin, and the consolation was awarded to Dr. R.E. Whitted of Santa Ana.  After the awarding of the prizes a buffet luncheon was served in the dining room just off of the main lodge room.  During the serving of supper, the Hawaiian sextette of Los Angeles entertained the guests with vocal and instrumental music and later in the evening the main hall was cleared and dancing to delightful music furnished by the same orchestra, was enjoyed.  The Rice family was assisted in receiving by Mrs. Merrill Barlow, Mrs. Rice’s mother and Mrs. Chas. Barlow, wife of ex-Congressman Barlow, who is Mrs. Rice’s brother.  Mrs. Rice was assisted in the preparations for the party by Mrs. B.E. Turner, of Santa Ana, Mrs. C.D. Ballard of Tustin, Mrs. A. Padgham of Santa Ana, Misses Preble, Pearl Wall and Sanborn of Tustin.  Mrs. James Finley looked after the scoring and was assisted by a number of young lady friends of the popular family.  Mr. Rice received a telegram of regrets early in the evening from Madame Modjeska and her husband, Count Bozenta, reading “Much joy and hoping you will hold nine trumps and four aces.”  The Bozentas were at Springfield, Mass., where the popular actress appeared last night on her farewell tour of the American stage.

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Rice have gone to Detroit, Mich., to remain.  Mr. Rice is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Rice, the well known residents of Tustin, and his wife is a San Bernardino girl.  They have been living in Los

Angeles for some time, where Mr. Rice had a position as an expert machinist.

Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Burrows of Los Angeles are guests at the home of Dr. J.P. and Miss Rosa Boyd of North Main Street.  They attended the Rice whist party at Elks’ hall last evening.

Mr. Inch and Mrs. Inch, nee Miss Lizzie Turner, of Los Angeles were guests last night at the J.A. Turner home on North Main Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Darling and son, Herbert, arrived here Wednesday from Bay City, Mich.  Mrs. Darling is a sister of Mrs. J.N. Bradford and Mrs. Wm. McKinney, the former of whom she has not seen for thirteen years.  The visitors will remain all winter and perhaps longer.

Mr. and Mrs. Skuyler Baker, and daughter Florence, of Sandwich, Ill., are visiting Mrs. N.S. Yingling.  Mr. Baker is a brother of Mrs. Yingling and expects to spend the winter here.

Mrs. J.H. Blee and daughter, Hattie, are visiting Mrs. Willis Blee.  They are from Paw Paw, Ill., and expect to stay all winter.

Mr. F.W. Grum of Saginaw, Mich., arrived in Orange this morning to join his family, who have been spending the last two winters here.

Mrs. J.B. Peers and daguther, Margaret, spent the day in Fullerton, with Mrs. L.A. Stevenson.

Mr. Irvine Clark of Villa Park was in town today.  He went on to Santa Ana on business.

Sues For Divorce---Thomas A. Bales of Orange wants to get rid of the marriage vow.  Suit for divorce has been filed by him against Mrs. Nova E. Bales.  Attorney L.M. Hartwick of Orange represents the plaintiff.


Santa Ana Register, November 2, 1906

Flesh of Palm Torn Off—Painful Accident to Mr. Frank Calkins—Mr. Frank Calkins, an employee of the J.M. Griffith Lumber company, had his left hand badly injured at the planning mill at that place soon after going to work this morning.  He was working on one of the machines in the shop when he accidentally got his hand caught in the sharp knives and the flesh of the entire palm was torn out.  The injured man was driven to town by Contractor George Preble, who happened to be at the mill, and the wound was dressed by a physician.  Mr. Calkins is resting easy this afternoon, but it will be some time before he will be able to resume his position again.


Santa Ana Register, November 2, 1906

Mrs. P.B. Glover and her mother Mrs. Dobson, of East First street, were thrown from their vehicle to the pavement on East Fourth street this afternoon and both badly shaken up.  The ladies were driving west on Fourth street when near the crossing on French street the horse became frightened at the street sweeper and ran away.  The animal turned onto the sidewalk and went between an electric light and telephone pole, tearing the mail box from the former and plunged into the street again, where he made a sudden turn and overturned the rig.  Both ladies were thrown to the pavement, badly shaking up and bruising both of them.  They were picked up and carried into the office of S.W. Smith & Son, where a physician was summoned to care for them.  The horse circled around the block and came back down French street again, where it was caught without damaging the rig in any way.

List of Unclaimed Letters

Santa Ana Register, November 2, 1906

Following is a list of uncalled for letters remaining in the Santa Ana post office for the week ending Nov. 3, 1906:

Dunlap, R.A., Graham, Jas. D. Grant, Ed. Gem Art Co. Johnson, Charles Jordan, Willard McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, G.B. Norman, Mrs. C.L Pendergast, L.G. Robertson, Chas. Stocking, Chas. H. Stoman, Mrs. Robert Schoeller, Ed. Williams, Mrs. J.R. Whitson, B.I.


Santa Ana Register, November 2, 1906

Mr. J.W. Blee, the well known real estate dealer, has returned from a two months’ trip to his old home in Pawpaw, Ill.  During his absence he visited a number of the eastern states and returned over the Southern Pacific’s Sunset route, via Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla. and New Orleans, La.  He passed through the district in Florida which was recently visited by a terrific hurricane and saw some of the terrible effects of the storm.  Large trees were broken short off along the wake of it and houses were torn to pieces.  Mr. Blee states that large numbers of eastern people are coming to California this winter, the train which he came on being crowded with them.  Even more are coming over the central and northern routes than by the southern route, says he.


Santa Ana Register, November 2, 1906

Justice of the Peace J.S. Howard of Anaheim has filed his report for October showing that one case was tried by him during the month.  That case was James Ahern, accused of petty larceny.  Ahern was found guilty and sentenced to thirty days in the county jail.  Execution was suspended, the defendant paying the cost of  returning the stolen goods and leaving the county.  Mr. Alex Henry was the complaining witness in the case.  Ahern was arrested by Constable Llewellyn.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

A telegram has just been received by the family of J.A. Jackson announcing the sudden departure from this life of the wife and mother, Mrs. C.E. Jackson.  Her demise occurred at the home of her son, W.E. Jackson, in Petersburg, Tenn., on last Monday.  For the past two or three years Mrs. Jackson has been a sufferer from tuberculosis, and about two months ago she went East to her old home in Petersburg, in the hopes that a change of climate might stay the hand of that relentless destroyer.  Her health, however, was too much impaired, for a long fight, and she gradually weakened until death relieved her from further suffering.  Mrs. Jackson is mourned by a husband and several children in this city and vicinity.  The gamily here consisted of Mr. J.A. Jackson, W.M. Jackson, C.H. Jackson and Miss A.M. Jackson; also Mrs. R.J. Webster of Newport and Mrs. E.L. Wheeler of Los Angeles.  The internment was made in the family plot in Petersburg cemetery.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

Yesterday at 10:15 o’clock at the home of Mrs. M.T. Little on East Chapman occurred the death of Mrs. Marton Stone.  The services will be held at Mrs. Little’s this afternoon but the body will be to Princeton, Illinois, by her son, Arthur A. Stone, of Los Angeles, who has been with his mother during her last illness.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

ANAHEIM—Nov. 3—C.S. Sheffield has sold forty acres of unimproved land one mile south of town to Harry Woodington for $5600.  The property will be improved, a residence erected and the entire tract will be set to chile peppers the first two years.

                J.W. Westerman sold yesterday twenty acres one and one-half miles east of town to Mrs. Lina Lugger for $4000.  The property will be set to fruit trees.  Both sales were made by Evans & Co., who report that the prices of unimproved property are gradually climbing in this sections, though present valuations are still considered very low.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

The marriage of Walter Bevell and Miss Bertha Thayer is announced, the ceremony having been performed at the home of the bride’s parents by Rev. Mr. Haffen.  Both are well known.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

The little year and a half old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Dawes met with an unfortunate accident yesterday afternoon which the physician who attended him is afraid is going to cause him the loss of the sight of his left eye.  The little lad was playing with a sharp pointed piece of hardened cement which he had picked up in the yard, when he accidently fell and jabbed the piece of cement into his eye, cutting the ball badly and injuring the sight.   A physician was immediately called to attend him.  He spent a restless night, but was astir early this morning and playing as usual.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

Object Lesson---Mr. Christian Set Afire the Load He Was Driving--One of His Hands is Well Wrapped Up—Wind Blew Sparks From Pipe to Mattress on Pile of Furniture

Mr. A. Christian, an employee of Chandler’s Main street carpet house has thrown away his pipe and sworn off smoking.  He was driving out in the direction of Garden Grove late yesterday afternoon with a delivery wagon load of furniture he was taking to the home of a customer.  The wind was blowing from the direction whither he was driving and his pipe was going at full blast.  The sparks flew back and set fire to a mattress which was set crossways on top of the load.  The driver failed to discover this for some time and the faster he drove the harder the wind fanned the flames and the faster burned the fire.  Mr. Christian finally smelled something burning and looking over his shoulder discovered what was happening to his load.  He jumped from his seat and proceeded to dump the contents of his wagon into the street in a hurry.  The fire, however, had gained so much headway that it was impossible to save the mattress.  In putting out the flames, the smoker thrust his hands down deep into the middle of the burning mass and badly burned on of them.  The blaze had eaten its way to the other side of the mattress, and it was necessary for Mr. Christian to go to a nearby hydrant for water before he could extinguish the flame.  Mr. Christian is at his place of business this morning with one hand tied up—but he is not smoking.  He threw his pipe as far as he could send it immediately after the accident and its no more of it for him.

Social and Personal

Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

Returns With Bride—George R. Frampton, worshipful master of Artesia lodge, F. and A.M., was given a reception by 150 lodgemen on his return to Artesia from the East with a bride.  The affair included a public installation, followed by an elaborate banquet.  Among the prominent Masons from Los Angeles who attended were Past Master Flint, William A. Hammel, Oscar Lawler, C.E. Sebastian, worshipful master of Mizpah lodge; E.E. Selph, David martin and their wives.  Mr. Frampton is quite well known in Santa Ana in lodge and social circles and he is one of the most popular men in Artesia business and social circles.  He is cashier of the First National bank, and also has large mercantile interests.  Artesia has been his home for the last seventeen years and he is prominent in fraternal circles, being a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Knights Templar, an Odd Fellow and a Maccabee.  The bride was formerly Miss Nellie Blanche Smith, one of the most poplar girls in the society set at Watonga, Okla.  She is vivacious and pretty, and a talented musician.  She is known to many in this city, as she and her sister have visited in Southern California on two occasions.  The wedding, which took place at the bride’s home on October 5, was the outcome of a romantic meeting which occurred while Mr. Frampton was visiting friends in Illinois, en route to the national conclave of the Knights Templar at Louisville, Ky., two years ago.  Their honeymoon was spent in a trip through the North, from which they have just returned.

Forest Ranger Walter Robinson of the Trabuco preserve is in town today, greeting his many friends.

Mr. J.H. Wolford of Cedarville, O., has been spending several days in Santa Ana.  He is much delighted with the country hereabouts.

The former pastor, Rev. Geo. S. Clark, of Los Angeles, will preach Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the M.E. church, South.

Mr. H.W. Hatfield of Courtland, New York, is visiting old time friends, Mr. J.H. Walker and family, on East Second street.  Mr. Hatfield arrived Thursday evening.

Mr. Frank Rohler of Condersport, Pa., is visiting his brother, J.S. Kohler, of West First street.

Mrs. L.S. Buck of Los Angeles is at Tustin for a week’s visit with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Yount.  Mr. Yount who has been a sufferer from rheumatism for the past four months, is somewhat improved and able to go about on crutches.

Mr. J.R. Newlands of Oxnard, who has been visiting his aunt, Mrs. E.J. Gardner, for several days, is going to Nevada to locate in the grocery business.

Mr. Marshall Northcross, Jr., who has been on a trip to San Francisco and through the central part of the state, returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Northcross on North Main street, this morning.

Miss Jennie Hunt, who teaches in the Select School for Boys in Los Angeles, is spending Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Hubbard.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ramsey, who returned last week from a visit to their old home in Kansas, were accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Paxon, Miss Jessie Ramsey and Miss Gertrude Matthews, who will remain through the winter and possibly longer.  Dr. Paxon is a nephew of Mr. Ramsey, Miss Jessie Ramsey is a daughter and Miss Matthews is a granddaughter.  On Wednesday they all went to Newport for a stay of ten days.

Miss Minnie Porter, of the Tustin school, went to Los Angeles last evening to spend the Sabbath.

Mr. and Mrs. Getty left on Monday for the Imperial country, where Mr. Getty has land interests.  They returned last evening.

Mr. and Mrs. McCullough go to Los Angeles today to spend Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Campbell.

Miss Hazel Thomas is spending Saturday and Sunday in Tustin with her friend, Miss Carolyn Cutler.

Mrs. H.G. Easton, of Delton, Mich., is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Smith and will probably remain for the winter in Tustin.  Mr. Easton, who died some years ago, served with Mr. Smith in the same company throughout the Civil War.  After the war they lost track of each other for eighteen years and then happened to locate near each other in the same county in Dakota, where they lived as neighbors for a number of years.

Miss Stutsman went to Los Angeles on Wednesday to attend a Halloween party at the home of her friend, Miss Emma C. Bell, that evening.  She was accompanied by Miss Jessie Carden of Santa Ana.

Mr. George Hatfield and family are expected to arrive tomorrow from Mehoopany, Penn.  They are friends of Mr. Phinney and intend to locate in Tustin.

Mrs. Anna A. Bennett went to Redlands on Thursday to spend a few days at the home of Mr. John Caldwell.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Amrath of San Francisco, spent the day yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Phillips.

Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Crozier left last evening for San Francisco.  Mr. Crozier at the time of the earthquake, was engaged in the drug business in that city and was burned out and since that time has been in Tustin.  He now goes back to look over the field with a view to re-establishing himself in the same business, but may possibly decide to return to Tustin.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

MURDOCK-CLOY—George A. Murdock, aged 35, a native of California, and a resident of Westminster, and Nellie E. Cloy, aged 31, a native of Wisconsin, and a resident of Los Angeles.  License issued in Los Angeles.

FELTON-CUMMINGS—John Felton, a native of California, aged 23 years and Jessie Lu Cummings, a native of Iowa, aged 18 years, both residents of Los Angeles.

PERCY-FITSPATRICK—Stephen J. Percy, aged 27 years and Mary J. Fitzpatrick, aged 25 years, both natives of Pennsylvania and residents of Los Angeles.


Santa Ana Register, November 3, 1906

So Was Mr. Crawford’s Dog—Prank Player Met His Match

Sometimes on Halloween occasions the joke is on the boys.  Some of them thought it would be fun to haul away John Crawford’s buggy, so one of the group was detailed to enter the barn while the rest remained out in the street.  Now it so happens Mr. Crawford has a fine large shepherd dog who has a very keen sense of responsibility for his master’s property and it also happens that the dog sleeps in the buggy.  But the boy didn’t know that.  He picked up the shafts and started off.  Like a flash, faithful dog “Tray” was over the dashboard and onto the head and shoulders of the most surprised boy in seven counties.  He suddenly lost in interest in the buggy and made a break for the street.  He got tangled in the wire fencing and the dog availed himself of the opportunity to get in another round.  Meanwhile the proprietor of the dog and the buggy sat on the inside of a darkened room of the house looking through the window and enjoying the fun.


Santa Ana Register, November 5, 1906

Load of Shot Tears Through the Body of Newport Beach Agent’s Son—A sad accident occurred near Newport Beach yesterday afternoon which resulted in the death of Albert Wilkinson, the 13-year-old son of Mr. L.F. Wilkinson, the Southern Pacific depot agent at that place.  Albert was shot in the side, a charge of shot tearing a terrible hold through the boy’s body.  He died at the hospital here.

Albert, with two other boys near his own age, named Crane and Cook, had gone up the Santa Ana river in the direction of the Allen ranch, about three miles distant in a boat.  They pulled the boat to the edge of the water on the east side of the stream and landed, starting to climb up a steep embankment and carrying the gun with them.  When they were near the top of the bank the boy who was carrying the gun lost his footing and started to slide back down the incline.  Young Wilkinson grabbed the gun by the barrel and attempted to save his friend from falling, when the hammer of the weapon caught on something in the earth and was discharged.  The entire load entered young Wilkinson’s body in the right side, just below the lung, ranging backward and coming out near the spine.  One of the lads who accompanied him ran to the farm house of Mr. Robert Boyd near by and summoned help.  Mr. Boyd was not at home, but Mrs. Boyd hastily hitched up a horse to a buggy and helping the injured lad into the rig drove him to the home of his parents at Newport Beach.  Upon his arrival there he was carried into the house by Messrs. Tyrrell Jasper of Newport and C.E. Jackson of Santa Ana.  A doctor was hastily summoned from Santa Ana to attend the injured lad.  Upon his arrival he bound up the wound and suggested the removal of the lad to the hospital.  Upon the arrival of the evening train from Los Angeles, it was placed as a special at Mr. Wilkinson’s disposal and his son was placed on board and hurried to the Santa Ana hospital.  Two physicians attended him here and did everything in their power to save the young life, but the wound proved fatal and he breathed his last at about 10 o’clock last night.  He was conscious to the last and did not complain of any pain, the shock being so severe that it seemed to paralyze him.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson are completely prostrated over the loss of their son, the baby of the household.  He was any unusually bright little fellow and far advanced in his studies for one of his years.  His funeral will occur from the residence of Mr. C.S. Crookshank, cashier of the First National bank of this city, on North French street, at 10 o’clock, Tuesday morning, and interment will follow immediately afterwards in the Santa Ana cemetery.  The gun was a 12-gauge gun and the charge an ordinary load of duck shot.  The lad’s rib, liver, kidney and intestines were literally blown to pieces.  That he lived as long as he did is a marvel.


Santa Ana Register, November 5, 1906

The cases filed during the week ending November 3, 1906, in the county clerk’s office are as follows:

C.E. Gelderman vs. L.M. Gelderman—Divorce
Henriques Gastelum vs. John Schugt et al—For $6000 damages.
Thomas A. Bales vs. Nora E. Bales—Divorce
J.M. Backs, Jr., vs. Thos. D. Molloy et all—Foreclose chattel mortgage.

Cases set for hearing during week ending Nov. 10, are:

Friday, November 9
Charles D. School, deceased—Petition for letters of administration
David F. Spangler, deceased—Petition for letters of administration
Jenet Champlin, deceased—Petition to terminate life estate.

Social and Personal

Santa Ana Register, November 5, 1906
Miss Edith Bell, who is employed in the Los Angeles Public library, spent Sunday with her parents in Orange.
Mrs. L.B. Gitchell and mother, Mrs. Jones, went to Newport Beach Sunday to spend the day. Mr. Porter went to Corona on Sunday.

Among those from Orange who spend Sunday in Los Angeles were Mr. E.B. Peers, Mr. S.N. Craddick and wife, Miss Beaula Burger, Prof. L.A. Durfee, Mr. E.A. Blank, Mr. Oscar Guenther, Mr. Roy Smith and Mr. E.A. Stinson and wife.

Rev. and Mrs. Glover went to Los Angeles today to attend a conference of the Christian churches of Southern California, which convenes in Los Angeles.

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Blythe were Los Angeles visitors today.

Mr. A.B. Tiffany and Dr. Bradshaw went to San Juan Capistrano Saturday night to attend the Republican rally.

Bride And Groom Return—Mr. Harry Gregg and wife have returned to Orange for a visit with friends and relatives.  Mrs. Gregg will be remembered here as Miss Nell Frederick, who went East several months ago on a visit to relatives.  Mr. Gregg followed and they were married at Mrs. Gregg’s old home.

Celebrated for Both—Little Isabelle Anderson was ten years old Saturday and her little twin brothers’ birthday is tomorrow, so they had a party Saturday afternoon celebrating both.  About forty of their friends were present and spent a pleasant afternoon.  They were entertained with music, games and with pictures from a magic lantern and during the afternoon they all had their pictures taken.  Refreshments were served in the garret and this was prettily decorated with pepper boughs and lighted with Japanese lanterns.  The little guests departed as it grew dark, wishing their little hosts and hostess many more happy birthdays.

Mrs. E. Dawson, of Mt. Sterling, Ill., is visiting at the home of her brother, Mr. J.S. Brooks, of this city.  Mrs. Dawson is delighted with Santa Ana and expects to spend the winter here.

Mrs. A. Beals went to Los Angeles yesterday to meet her grandson, Ralph Beals, whose parents stopped in San Francisco on their return from the East and who will arrive here this week.

Mr. J.S. Wasser and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Laguna Beach.

Rev. Hooker and Rev. Garnett are attending a district meeting in Los Angeles today.

Col. O.H. Coulter and his wife returned Saturday evening from a trip of sixteen days East.  They visited Kansas City and various cities in the state of Kansas.  Col. Coulter went East on business and Mrs. Coulter for the pleasure there was in it.  The colonel is back in plenty of time to vote the straight Republican ticket.

Mrs. T.E. Stephenson, who has been spending a month with relatives and friends in Fresno, returned home yesterday morning.

Mr. J. merle Smith, who is attending Occidental college, spent Saturday with relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Ott went to Los Angeles this morning for the day.

Mr. and Mrs. Yarborough and Mr. James Paul of Los Angeles, spent Sunday with Miss Linda Paul.

Mr. C.E. Smith of Eugene, Ore., arrived here Saturday with a carload of horses which he intends putting on the market.

Mr. Chas. E. McClain of Whittier spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. E.S. Wallace and brother, Mr. Will McClain, of Santa Ana.

Mr. Arthur Ewing spent Sunday in Los Angeles.

Mr. Harry Sloan, wife and baby, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Willson.  Mr. Sloan and Mrs. Willson came from the same city, Columbia, Tenn.  Mr. Sloan is in Los Angeles a few months for his health and has a position in a Los Angeles bank.


Santa Ana Register, November 5, 1906

O’BRIEN-EAST—James P. O’Brien, a native of Massachusetts, aged 35 years, and Florence R. East, a native of Wyoming, aged 25 years, both residents of Placentia.

BROWN-BOOKER—Sibley J. Brown, a native of Virginia, aged 26 years, and Myra N. Booker, a native of Louisiana, aged 30 years, both residents of Los Angeles.

CUBBON-RODGERS—William R. Cubbon, a native of California, aged 29 years, a resident of Myford and Dollie E. Rodgers, a native of California, aged 18 years, and a resident of El Toro.

RIORDAN-HARE—Michael J. Riordan, a native of Illinois, aged 27 years, and Agnes Hare, a native of Illinois, aged 27 years, both residents of Los Angeles.

CALLAHAN-HOUGHTON—James N. Callahan, a native of Kansas, aged 21 years, and Anne M. Houghton, a native of Missouri, aged 19 years, both residents of Garden Grove.


Santa Ana Register, November 6, 1906

News has reached here of the death of Mrs. Lukens of Riverside.  Mrs. Lukens was well known to a large number of Santa Ana people as the mother of Mrs. Mary Collins, formerly of this city.  The funeral will be held at Riverside tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.



Aged Lady, Mrs. Lyda Dyckman Passes Away—Personal Doings

Santa Ana Register, November 6, 1906

ANAHEIM, Nov. 6—Mrs. Lyda Dyckman, aged 81, mother of Fred and William Dyckman of Anaheim and John Dyckman of Fullerton, died here at noon yesterday and the funeral will be held at the Catholic church Thursday.  She has been a well known resident here many years. 

Captain Fred Ahlborn, who has been assistant manager of Stern Bros.’ Store the past ten years, has resigned on account of ill health and will spend several months at Long Beach and other coast points.

Another carload of green chile peppers were shipped from here to Los Angeles today, at $25 a ton.

Louis Stewart left yesterday for Manila, P.I., to accept a position.

J.W. Shields and family are new comers from Fannin county, Texas.

W.C. Weaver will erect a $2000 residence on the lots he purchased in the Lorelei tract.

Social and Personal

Santa Ana Register, November 6, 1906

Prof. L.M. Baker and family are spending the day at San Juan Capistrano.

Dr. Royer went to Los Angeles yesterday to attend a hospital case there.

Mr. W.S. Gregg has let the contract to N.W. Potter for a six-room cottage in the Bonnie Brae tract.

Mr. E.E. Wilson has moved his office fixtures into the two front rooms over the Mission pharmacy.  This will be his headquarters for buying and shipping oranges.

Miss Susie Maries spent Monday in Los Angeles.

Officers Elected—The order of the Eastern Star held its election of officers last night.  Those elected for the ensuing year are:  W.M., Mrs. Jennie Gordon; W.P, W.M. Scott; A.M., Mrs. Etta Dickinson; C., Mrs. Mary Mason;; A.C., Mattie Whitson; secretary, Mrs. Whidden; treasurer, Mrs. Mary Rowell.  At the conclusion of the business meeting, all present were invited to the banquet hall, where the gentlemen prepared a fine spread.  Everybody had a good time and went away declaring the men to be the best cooks yet.

Celebrate Anniversary—Last night Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Hemstock on East Pine street celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary, by entertaining about forty of their friends, all of whom formerly lived in Nevada, Iowa.  A very pleasant evening was spent by all.  The older people’s time was occupied with conversation and music, while the younger ones played cards.  Mr. Chas. Mitchell’s orchestra furnished excellent music during the evening.  The house was beautifully decorated with potted plants and cut flowers.  The parlor was in pink and green, roses and smilax being used.  Yellow was the prevailing color in the library and there beautiful, fluffy chrysanthemums were combined with smilax.  Red was used in the dining room, corresponding with the tinting of the walls, and ropes of the smilax extended from the chandelier to the corners of the table.  Mrs. Harvey Fitten presided over the punch bowl.  During the evening a delicious supper was served by the hostess in the dining room.  Mr. and Mrs. Hemstock were pleasantly surprised by Miss Mary Finley and Mrs. S.D. Booher, the former a cousin of Mrs. Hemstock, arriving unexpectedly in time for the reception last night.  They will remain all winter and probably longer.

Mrs. Henry Sears has returned to her home in Los Angeles after several days’ visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Lacy.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesley of Mulvane, Kas., are visiting at the home of Mr. T.N. Trickey.

Mrs. A.L. Havens and daughter left this morning for Los Angeles to spend a few days with friends in that city.

Mr. W.B. Taylor of Olympia, Wash., is visiting at the home of Mr. John Beatty.

Mr. J.P. Greeley, superintendent of the Whittier state school was in town this morning.  He said that when he came through Los Angeles this morning he saw a bulletin of the effect that bets were even that Bell would not poll any more votes north of the Tehachapi than Gillett.


Santa Ana Register, November 6, 1906

Owner Races Him Down in an Automobile—No Damage Done—Horse is Caught

A horse belonging to E.H. Peterkin hitched to a light buggy and standing untied on the street took fright at the car this morning and ran through town, narrowly missing a telephone pole on Chapman street.  The horse was overtaken by the owner in an automobile and was caught.  No damage was done.


Santa Ana Register, November 6, 1906

PRATHER—In Tustin, Nov. 3, 1906, to the wife of Mr. George B. Prather, a son.


Santa Ana Register, November 6, 1906

HICKMAN—In Fairview, Nov. 5, 1906, Mr. L.E. Hickman, aged 36 years, a native of Indiana.  Funeral held today at 1 o’clock from parlors of Mills & Winbigler.


Santa Ana Register, November 8, 1906

Runaway Rig Crashes Into Freight Wagon—Man Narrowly Escapes—Mrs. Hoteling is Thrown Under Rig and Face is Severely Cut and Bruised

A horse belonging to Robert Hoteling while standing on Glassell street near the car became frightened and ran almost to the corner of Chapman street with the buggy in which were Mr. and Mrs. Hoteling.  The rig crashed into a heavy freight wagon standing on the street and the buggy was overturned.  Mr. Hoteling was on the side that struck the wagon and in some unexplainable way escaped uninjured, but Mrs. Hoteling was under the buggy and when taken out was bleeding freely from several cuts about the face and head.  The lady was carried to Dr. Royer’s office where her wounds were dressed.  It was feared that her nose was broken but at the time of this writing it was not known to what extent she was injured.  She was conscious when taken out.

Social and Personal

Santa Ana Register, November 8, 1906

Mr. F.W. Hallman, Mr. A.J. Klunk and wife, went to Los Angeles today on business.

Mr. John Law, proprietor of the Orange Livery stables, left this morning for a trip of eight or ten days in and around Los Angeles and Glendale.

D.R. Collings, secretary of the Orange Building and Loan, who has been seriously ill of pneumonia at his home in Fullerton, is able to be up.  Mr. Collings, Sr. has charge of the business in his son’s absence.

Buying Land in Tulare County—Mr. R.W. Hemphill, Rev. T.H. Woodward and Mr. C.W. Paxton have returned from a trip up around Porterville and Lindsay.  These gentlemen were on the lookout for orange land for sale and while there each of the three purchased some land.  Mr. Hemphill reports that the oranges are later there this season than last year as the growers have only just begun to ship. Mr. Hemphill states that there is much of interest in the country and their trip was very pleasant.

Mr. H.R. Barker of 2220 North Main street is in Lorena, Texas on a visit.

Mrs. Dennis of Crookston, Minn., arrived yesterday to spend the winter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Bonney.

Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Mateer went to Newport Beach today for a short stay.

Mr. C.K. Worrell and family are enjoying a visit from Mrs. H. Dyer and I.B. Worrell of Pasadena.

Mr. H. Derwin of Holt, Ore., is spending the day in Los Angeles.

Miss Della Hilliard has returned to her home in Tustin after a month’s stay in Riverside.

Miss Crossit, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gobruegge and family, left yesterday for her home in Santa Ana.—Riverside Enterprise.

Mrs. D.G. McClay left this afternoon for Isabelle, Kern county, where Mr. McClay has mining interests and where she will spend the winter.

Mr. A.I. Marker who has been at the home of Mr. F.H. Taylor on East Fourth street for the past two years, has gone to San Diego county to remain during the winter.

Return From East—The many friends of Mrs. Alice Inman will be glad to know that she has returned from the East.  She spent most of her time in Denver, Wisconsin.  On the way back she visited in Salt Lake and San Francisco.  The party of people with whom she traveled had a private car so they could stop where they chose.  In Salt Lake Mrs. Inman met Rev. McClain Davis, who was formerly pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.  He has charge of the church in that city and likes it very much.  He also wishes to be remembered to his many friends.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Funeral of Mrs. Emma L. Smith Held This Afternoon, Largely Attended—Impressive Services in Charge of Her Pastor, Close Friends Assisting in Last Rites

The funeral of Mrs. Emma L. Smith was held this afternoon from her late home on Spurgeon street.  Scores of sorrowing friends were present to bear testimony to the loved woman who is dead, to show appreciation of a worthy friend and a noble character.  Flowers, thousands of them, were laid at the bier.  The impressive services were in charge of Rev. J. Herndon Garnett, pastor of the First Baptist church, with which church during her life Mrs. Smith was closed affiliated.  Mrs. Mit Phillips and Mrs. Rafferty sang to the accompaniment of Mrs. Padgham.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Jackson, Winslow, Halesworth, Harris, Porter and West.  Emma L. Birch, sister to A. Otis Birch, was born in Cuba, Ill., March 11, 1869.  In 1873 she came with her parents to Santa Ana, where she remained until removed to her home above, November 7, 1906.  On June 20 1889, she was married to Mr. Q. Ralph Smith, only son of Mr. Carey R. Smith, and enjoyed a most happy wedded life until five years ago when Mr. Smith was taken from her by death.  Two daughters, Louise and Ruth, who now survive their mother, were born to them.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist church of which her husband was a member and to which now her daughters belong.  In every circle in which she moved, Mrs. Smith was greatly esteemed for sterling qualities and for the noble ideals of womanhood which she cherished.  Her character combined elements of rare strength and beauty.  She believed profoundly in God and stood firmly for the right in every condition or circumstance.  She possessed marked self-reliance and balance of mind.  She was patient and uncomplaining in great trials and died in sweet and complete victory.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Horse Scares at Ball Players’ Automobile and Buggy is Tipped Over—Mrs. Lee Shaw is Brought to Santa Ana From Trabuco Canyon

Mrs. Lee Shaw of Trabuco had her wrist broken by being thrown out of her buggy in the Aliso canyon yesterday.  The lady was driving down the canyon when the horse she was driving became frightened at an automobile in which Messrs. Cravath and Dillon of the Los Angeles ball team were riding on their way to the Trabuco canyon.  The animal turned suddenly, tipping the buggy over and throwing the lady out.  The men in the automobile went to her assistance and when it was learned that her wrist was fractured, they put her in the automobile and had their chaffeur carry her to Santa Ana, where the broken wrist bones were set by a physician.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

This Is the Conclusion of Mr. Robert Edgar, whose Brother Is Shot—“Brother Ed Is Shot Dead”—News Comes of Death in Michigan of Former Resident of Santa Ana

“Come at once.  Brother Ed is shot dead,” is all the information that Mr. Robert Edgar has of a tragedy that has taken place in Michigan.  In response to a telegram bearing this information he is today speeding across the states to his old home in Michigan, where the tragedy occurred.  The telegram was delivered yesterday to Mr. Robert Edgar of 1027 Logan street.  It was signed by Martha Burg, a sister.  Mr. Edgar left over the Santa Fe last night.  When Mr. Edgar left he had no idea of how death had come to his brother but he believes the words mean murder.  The dead man was well known in this city.  He resided her for about twelve months three years ago.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Mrs. Clarissa Celestia Honey is seeking a division of property held by her and her husband Edwin Alonso Honey.  Action in divorce has been commenced.  Mrs. Honey’s attorney is Leonard B. Slosson of Los Angeles.  Mrs. Honey asks that the superior court make a division of the following property:  160 acres in sections 9 and 10, township 5 south, range 7 west; west half of lot 20, block A, Orange; lots 10 and 11, block 7, Balboa tract.  Mrs. Honey has filed a power of attorney with County Recorder Peters, giving Mr. John R. Cuddeback, her brother, the power of attorney to manage and control her property.  Mr. and Mrs. Honey are very well known in Orange county, where they have lived for many years.  Mr. Honey established and for years operated the Orange water works.  He is a well known beeman, the 160 acres mentioned in the petition or division being his bee ranch in the Santiago canyon.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Final decrees of divorce were granted by Superior Judge Z.B. West in his court this afternoon to Mrs. Julia Beeker from her husband, Mr. Andrew Beeker and Mrs. Lean Stutsman from her husband, Mr. Louis Stutsman.  At the same session of court Mrs. Fidelia M. Ballard was given letters of administration in the estate of her father, Mr. Charles D. Scholl, who died in Tustin during the year 1888.  Other probate matters were also disposed of and the court adjourned at 2:30 o[clock until Monday morning, November 12, at 10 o’clock.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Following is a list of letters remaining in the Santa Ana post office for the week ending November 10, 1906:

Allen, J.W.

Artist, J.S.

Ball, Miss M.

Bohelm, Miss Helen

Brown, Miss Georgia H.

Carter, Lewis

Cole, A.A.

Gilson, R.A.

Horton, Dr. J.C.

Johnson, Joe

James, C.A.

Jordan, Miss Neela

Mensemmump, Frank

Moore, J.H.

Moro, Bill

Pacific Mutual Mfg. Co.

Nolan, Jack

Porter, Blanch

Records, Miss Helen

Rulison, Mattie

Rugby Water Co.

Smith, Mrs. J.B.

Smith, Charlie

Williams, R.G.

Williams, Sam


Atanacio, Yrarra

Belen S. de Abila

Antonio Neredia

Frank Gradius


Otis, Mrs. Marie

Otis, Mrs. Marie

Ziezlar, Joseph

Social and Personal

Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Dr. and Mrs. Jones, Miss Litooy, Miss Grace Nuffer and Mr. and Mrs. Robertson expect to spend Saturday and Sunday in Long Beach and attend the revival meetings held there by Rev. Bulgin.

Mr. W.B. Williams and wife, went to Los Angeles this morning to spend the day.

Little Doris Gearhardt, who has been visiting with her grandfather, C.R. Gearhardt, on Tustin avenue, has been quite ill with tonsillitis.

Miss Edith Leech, Miss Emma Peck and Miss Zella Neville, will attend the Bulgin meetings in Long Beach on Sunday.

Miss Alice Marks returned last night from Los Angeles, where she has been spending the week.

Miss Henrietta Souders went to Los Angeles today to meet relatives who are expected here from Iowa.  They will arrive in Orange Saturday evening with Miss Souders.

Mrs. S. Kraemer of Los Angeles, is visiting her brother, H. Wynekan, and sister, Miss Wynekan.  Mrs. Kraemer has been making her home in Los Angeles since the earthquake and fire in San Francisco in which she lost her home.

Mr. Harry Nessly and wife, who have been visiting the Trickeys’ in this city, of Mulvane, Kas., have started on their return home.  They go by way of San Francisco.  Mr. and Mrs. Nessly are on their honeymoon.

Mrs. F.A. Moesser and Mrs. Harris are spending the day in Los Angeles.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Mrs. Robert Hoteling, who was injured in the runaway yesterday morning, was found to have escaped any broken bones, though her wrist was dislocated and it was necessary to take several stitches in both her nose and upper lip.  Her face was badly bruised, but owing to her advanced age, 70 years, it is feared that she will suffer most from the shock.  Mr. Hoteling escaped with only a few bruises and a general shaking up.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Mr. G.W. Hare, who came here something over two years ago from Oregon, has sold his ranch, half a mile west of town, to Messrs. Orlin and Charles Johnson of Los Angeles.  Mr. Hare has moved his household effects to Los Angeles, where he will make his future home and the Johnson brothers are moving into their new home.  The ranch, comprises twenty acres.

Mr. Leonard Slosson, foreman of the surveying gang, is suffering with a slight illness and is not able to be at his work at this writing.


Santa Ana Register, November 9, 1906

Mr. Henry Henrickson, Born 1816, Dies at Home of His Daughter—After a short illness, Henry Henrickson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nora E. Case, at 9 o’clock Thursday evening, Nov. 7, 1906.  He was born in Germany in 1816 and came to America in 1848.  He was married to Miss Nessy U. Bush in Racine, Wis., in 1849 and moved from there to Iowa in 1867.  In 1887, he came with his wife, daughter and her family to Tustin, Cal., and from there to Santa Ana twelve years later.  His wife, Mrs. Nessy U. Henrickson, went to the Great Beyond ten years ago the 10th of November.  He leaves a sister, Mrs. Zula Young, in Hartling, Wash., a sister Mrs. H.Y. Ernst of Santa Ana, a son L.P. Henrickson in Orchard, Iowa, and a daughter Mrs. Nora E. Case, of 416 Mortimer street, Santa Ana, besides thirteen grand children and six great grand children.  Funeral services were held at his daughter’s residence this morning at 10 o’clock.  Interment was in the Santa Ana cemetery.


Santa Ana Register, November 10, 1906

Huntington Beach Couple Surprise Their Friends by Unannounced Wedding

Huntington Beach, Nov. 9—The Something Doing club, which as organized by the young ladies of the town a few weeks ago, has proved to the people that the name is not a misnomer, for one of the newest members eloped yesterday, it is said, and was married in Pasadena, to a young gentleman she had only known for three weeks.  Both parties are well known here, but the public had no suspicion of a wedding.  It was first known through a telegram to the parents of the young people.  The bride is Miss Marian Blodget, daughter of Cashier Blodget of the First National Bank.  The groom, Cash Ramsey, is the eldest son of J.B. Ramsey, a contractor.  The parents of both the bride and groom, it is said, would have objected to the wedding, after so short a courtship, if they had had the opportunity.  The groom had been employed at Pasadena for some time, and came home yesterday.  In the afternoon he stated that he would return to Pasadena before night in order to secure a room for his father, who was to go there the following day.  He boarded a car at Thirteenth street.  His sweetheart, in the meantime, was packing her grip while her mother was asleep, and caught the same car at Eighth street.  On arriving at Pasadena, no time was lost in securing a marriage license.  The groom being 21 years of age and the bride 18, no hindrance was encountered.  The wedding followed.  Both the bride and groom are accomplished musicians.  The bride is a pianist, and the groom a soloist, possessing a deep, mellow bass voice.


Santa Ana Register, November 10, 1906

Man Driving Through Plaza Believed to Have Been a Little Off—Late yesterday afternoon Marshal Jernigan halted a man, giving his name as W.H. Tarns, who mistook the clean graveled walks of Orange’s plaza for a public highway and drove his horse and buggy on to them.  He had some sort of a push cart hitched to the back of his vehicle.  The marshal discovered that the man was harmlessly insane and after questioning him, let him go.  The man stated that he lived in Santa Ana and was out buying chickens, for which purpose he had the push cart.  The marshal could find no chickens in his outfit.  On telephoning to Marshal Maxwell of Santa Ana, Mr. Jernigan was informed that no such a man was known there.

Social and Personal

Santa Ana Register, November 10, 1906

Mrs. Abbie Withey and daughter, Miss Hettie, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Briggs.  Mrs. Withey spent last winter here and made many friends who will be glad to see her in Orange again.  Mrs. Withey is a sister of Mrs. Briggs.

Miss Zilla Irwin went to the city this afternoon to spend Sunday with friends.

Mr. Gilbert Sproule is putting ten tons of coal into the basement of the high school for use in the furnace during the winter.

Mr. Victor Sutton has returned from Oakland, where he has been in the employ of the telegraph company.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hopkins have removed to Westminster.  Mr. Hopkins will work at Smeltzer shipping celery.

Married In Pomona—Mr. William Hughes of Orange and Miss Annie Cornelison of Pomona were married on Wednesday in Pomona, the ceremony being performed at the home of the bride’s parents.  Both of the young people are well known here.

Friends Surprise Her—A few of Miss Harriet Yoch’s friends surprised her last night at her home on North Main street.  The evening was merrily spent with games and music.  Those present were Misses Mildred McNeil, Jessie Ross, Luella Butterfield, Nona Young, Emeline Butterfield and Guss Yoch.  Light refreshments of cake and fruit were served.

A Jolly Evening—Prof. And Mrs. H.O. Sisson delightfully entertained the members of the Business college and the former graduates last night at their home on Sixth street.  About seventy-five were present.  The evening was spent with music, games and conversation.  One of the games that caused much merriment was the composing of poetry and singing it to some well known tune.  Refreshments were served and the guests departed at a late hour voting Mr. and Mrs. Sisson the best of entertainers.

Mrs. A.E. Caulfield and daughter, Nellie Berry, have returned from Arizona, where they went for the benefit of the former lady’s health.

Mrs. Della Hill and Mrs. Goldie Clark of Saco, Maine, are visiting the family of Mr. G.P. Hill on Spurgeon street.  Mrs. Hill will spend the winter with Mr. Hill, who is her cousin, and his family.  Mrs. Clark will leave in a few days for Pasadena.

Messrs. Will J. Cheney, W.H. Walker and S.W. Reardon left this afternoon for the Kelso mines, San Bernardino county.  They will stay until Tuesday.

Mrs. Mary E. Narvell has just purchased a fine Maxwell runabout of the Martin garage.

Thinks Tustin Only Place to Live—Mrs. M.H. Bardin, who sold her beautiful home to Mr. Wheeler some weeks ago, has bought back the place and will resume her residence in Tustin.  She had expected to purchase property in Los Angeles and make her home there, but was not able to make arrangements that pleased her and finally decided that Tustin was the only really homelike spot in Southern California, and Mr. Wheeler generously turned the property back to her.  Mrs. Bardin’s many friends are glad to welcome her return.

A Birthday Party At Age Of Five Years—Little Zena Leck arrived at the mature age of five years today and celebrated the occasion by a birthday party on the lawn this afternoon.  All sorts of good things to eat were provided, games were played and the little folks had a gay time.  The guests were, Lillian Martin, Ethel Thompson, Myrtle Bowman, Ada Squires, Jennie Pollard, Vesper Ball, Harold Dresser, Gerald Allen, Duaine Ballard, Helen Millar, Irene Preble, Anita Preble, Dale Crawford.  Peter Millar was fourteen years old yesterday.  A birthday had been planned in honor of the event, but was obliged to be abandoned on account of the illness of Mrs. Millar.

A Carload Of People Coming West—Mr. H.W. Smith, who resided in Mitchell, South Dakota, many years, says that the newspaper published in that place which he still subscribes for, announces in its last issue that a carload of residents of that place is about to start for Southern California to spend the winter.  Most of the families coming are friends and acquaintances of Mr. Smith and he is hoping that some of them will find their way down to Tustin.  This seems to indicate that the earthquake scare among our eastern friends was short-lived.  When the snow begins to fly and the furnace to eat up coal and wood their thoughts are quite likely to turn to the land where men go about in their shirt sleeves in December and January and mow their lawns and pick roses on Christmas day.