Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, Modoc County, California, November 1924

November 5, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Simson returned from a three weeks visit to Los Angeles and Pasadena, where Mrs. Simson represented Eagle Chapter at the Grand Chapter. As they used us for ballast on the rear seat of the car, we can state that they had a most enjoyable time.

E. L. Eachus leaves this week for Ashland, where he expects to make his future home, and where he will conduct a service station.

Cedar Rebekah Lodge tendered Mrs. Nora Street a farewell party last week, at which a pleasant time was had. Mrs. Street leaves this week for San Jose where she will join her daughters who are attending school and expects to make her home there. Mrs. Street is an active members and will be greatly missed in fraternal circles.

November 12, 1924

Ben Harriman was in from Long Valley last week and reports every thing well out that way. He informed us that while riding over the grounds last summer where a train of emigrants had been murdered years ago near Massacre Lake, he saw a mound attracting his attention by its peculiar color and on removing the earth the bones of a human being were unearthed. Several skulls and jawbones were found, the latter with teeth intact. Charcoal was also found in the mound and other things in use in times long ago. He says that there are six other mounds there and later on he intends exploring them. Whether these mounds contain the remains of whites or Indians remains to be proven, but as the massacre occurring at that place it is probable that they contain the remains of ill-fated emigrants.

Born – Near Cedarville, Cal., Oct. 21st, to the wife of Guy Gooch, a son, weight 10 lbs.

James O’ Dell of this place was stricken with a slight stroke of paralysis one-day last week and is doing as well as could be expected. His sister at Portland was wired for and she will arrive here Thursday.

November 19, 1924

Mrs. Boyd and little son, of Duck Lake, are taking Pasteur treatment by Dr. Kennedy. They nursed a dog that was sick and subsequently died. The head was sent to Reno and rabies found in a distinct form. It was feared that the lady and little one had become inoculated as both had sores when treating the dog.

Susanville has got the smallpox. Look out for it.

November 26, 1924

Oliver P. Kistler Passes
Oliver P. Kistler, who for many years conducted a mercantile business here and who later moved to Santa Rosa, died at Oakland on the 17th inst., death being due to heart failure. He has a host of warm friends who exceedingly regret to hear of his death. He was a manly man, honest in all his dealings and ever ready to help the needy. He is survived by a son and daughter and one brother, Capt. A. C. Kistler, of Santa Rosa.

The Plaindealer states that there is a case of smallpox in Alturas, the victim being the nine-year-old son of Herbert Cook.

Joshua Strief, of Lake City, was down one day last week and had a surgical operation performed by Dr. Kennedy, by which a large abnormal growth was removed from his knee and he is getting along nicely.

Mrs. Wm Mullins is suffering from the effects of blood poisoning in both hands but we are glad to learn that her condition is improving.

While working on a concrete mixer last Sunday, Perry McDaniels had the misfortune to getting his hand caught in the machinery, breaking several of the bones in the hand and badly bruising it.

Married – At Marysville, Cal., Nov. 22, 1924, Miss Orpha Street and Brace Redabaugh. They at once left for West Virginia and will reside there in the future. Congratulations.

Wm Evarts and wife left for Reno this week where Mr. Evarts has a position in a creamery. Fred Wallace will accompany them and remain there for a couple of weeks and have his eyes treated.

Married – At Santa Ana, Cal., Nov. 17, 1924, Miss Thelma Strotts to J. W. Wilbur. The newly married couple will reside at Santa Ana. We, with the many friends of the bride, extend hearty congratulations.

Joseph Harris of this place will leave this week for Marysville where he expects to remain during the winter. He will take a band of cattle with him and ship them from Alturas and they will be wintered in the vicinity of Marysville where there is now plenty of fine pasture.

In attempting to pass a wagon while going down the grade one day last week, Wm Hotchkiss was seriously but not fatally injured by his machine running off the grade and overturning. The accident occurred near Lakeview while passing a wagon on the grade.