Delia Locke


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1908. has spells of intense agony with pains in his stomach, and when he over-works, the rain is dreadful. He thinks Dr. Knorp who treated him when he had similar trouble while attending College, understands his care better than any other doctor. I am glad he has gone to consult him, for we are anxious about him. Horace and Anna are leaving and came in to say goodbye. Received letters from Theresa. Willie and Eunice and wrote to Chester and Mrs. Smart. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.)

Nov. 12. Thurs. Morning foggy. Received a letter from Susie Pascoe and wrote to Theresa Sister Susie, up on business from Oakland connected with the River Protection Dist. came in this P.M. for a little visit and stayed to tea. She as Mrs. Huntington to live with her for the winter. The Huntingtons lost their home and all their belongings in the great S.F. disaster. The only daughter, Mrs. Nettie Post, is in feeble health and has left her Berkeley home and is trying the climate of Pacific Grove, and the Dr. Ralph Huntington, the only son, is serving his term in prison so the family home is gone. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 58.)

Nov. 13. Friday. Geo. and Estelle came home early this morning and over the phone, he says he is well again, but we have not seen him. We are delighted to hear he is better. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 58.)

Nov. 14. Saturday. We learn that Dist. Atty. Heney of San Francisco was short in the Courtroom yesterday P.M. where they are trying Abraham Ruef for graft and bribery - shot by a Jew named Marris Haas. It took over two months to empanel a jury in the case, and Morris Hans was a juror who, after once being accepted, was rejected because, as Mr. Heney found out afterwards, he was ex-convict, having served a term in San Quintin prison. It is supposed Ruef's friends wished him to serve on the jury, in order to make trouble for the prosecution. During a short recess in the Courtroom, Haas entered and advanced to within two or three feet of Mr. Heney, his body-guard sitting right there beside him, and pulling out a concealed revolver, shot Mr. Heney through the head. A physician was immediately called and Mr. H. was removed to Lane Hospital. The wound, they think, is not necessarily fatal. Great confusion followed and the assassin was at once taken to jail, where, this evening, we hear, he shot himself through the head, dying immediately. There has been a great gathering of the citizens there today, and great indignation expressed against the lawlessness rampant in the City and determination that it shall be suppressed, even though they do it by another Vigilance Committee. Received a letter from Ada and Will Cooke enclosing one from Mrs. Joan Bates of Abington, and wrote to the children in East.

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1908. Robert Cooke is so poorly that he may be obliged to leave Berkeley University for the present, till he is stronger in health, and Hester is again having trouble with her ear. Susie Pascoe wrote in her last that Benton has painter's colic and may not be able to return to his work at Mace Island. It is sad to hear of these sicknesses. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 15. Sabbath. Rev. James E. Duff, late of Hydesville and Rohnerville, preached for us today. He is looking for a position bus has some other place in view. He is a youngish man, a Scotch Canadian by birth. Lottie came in this P.M. with Lizzie. She must go back to her school in Manteca tonight. She looks well, but says her work is hard. We learn that early this morning, in Sacramento, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bruml, the first child, and they have been married over six and one-half years. Naturally they are jubilant. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 16. Monday. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to Eureka. Theresa writes that Fred Fairchild is at home from the Hahnemann Hospital of San Francisco and reports himself well, after his severe operation for cancer of the rectum. This seems remarkable. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 17. Tuesday. Rev. Duff called this A.M. and Mother Allen this P.M. The minister's wife is in Eureka receiving medical treatment. Received letter from Theresa and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.)

Nov. 18. Wednes. Have written to Alice Hammond. Our weather continues mild and lovely. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 19. Thurs. This the birthday of Willard and Hannah- Willard is 43 and Hannah 41 yrs. old, and of each I am most happy to write that they are very busy and interested in the "things of the Kingdom "in addition working very busily in daily labors for bodily support. Willie is Superintendent of the Primary Dept. of the S. School in his So. Framingham Church and Chairman of the Music Committee, both positions, of great responsibility in such a large church. He is still in the office of the City Water Works of Boston. Received his letter today. He is the most faithful of all any absent boys to write to me each week, and nearly always on a certain day of the week. Etta also has had a birthday this week and with her dentistry work in addition to the care of her three children, is indeed a busy woman. No doubt her mother, who lives with them, helps her with the little ones. Hannah is Supt. of the S. School, leader of church music, and active in all church work, even beyond her strength, also my much beloved housekeeper. Today she tuned the hotel piano. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 60.)

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