Delia Locke


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Aug.7. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 87. JudgeShaffer left us this morning afterbreakfast. He is one of the chivalrydemocracy, and is a candidate forre-election as judge. He is one ofthose who depend on blood andparentage to carry them through theworld, but who know not how to earn ashonest living. He thinks three thousanddollars a year is too small asalary for him, and wants it increased,He is round electioneering, as it iscalled - thought it not worthwhile to go to the other house - saidthey would not note for him if hewere to talk to them six weekswhich I think is true. Mr. Alexandercame here and took chloroform andhad some teeth extracted and remainedto dinner. Brother Horace is tenyears old today.Aug. 8. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 106. S.S. 89. Dr.Shurtleff of Stockton called thismorning. Elmer, George and Dr. havebeen to Stockton today to attend aCounty Republican Convention.Aug. 8. Soon after they had gone, anotherDemocratic candidate called and lefthis card. His name is T. T. BouloliveRev. Mr. Carnduff is here tonight,and will preach for us tomorrow.Dr. has returned from town well,and has been nominated for theoffice of public administrator.Aug. 9. Sabbath, T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 108. S.S. 92.This morning, Mrs. Athearn had alittle daughter born. Rev. Mr. Carnduffleft a short time after breakfast,and after preaching above, returnedhere to dinner. I could not attendchurch today, because it was necessaryfor some one to remain at homewith Luther. It has been a quiet Sabbathhere, which I do so much prefer.Aug.10. T.S.R. 70. 2 P.M. 107. S.S. 87. Mr. Wallaceis here at work today. It is very warmAug.11. T.S.R. 70. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 77. Mr.Wallace has been here again today.Aug.12. Wednesday. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 79.Mr. Wallace is still here, also S. L.Moore was here to dinner. The weatheris now cooler.

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