Delia Locke


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Sept. 30. with one head and two bodies, preserved inspirit, very nicely. In another room, wesaw specimens of butter and cheese. Onelump of butter, in the form of a pyramid,was very nice. In still another room, was atable filled with loaves of bread. A premium of fiftydollars is to be awarded to the maker of the best loaf.We saw here nice embroidery, and bed quiltsalso other specimens of needle - work. A lady wasat work at a sewing machine, which indeeddoes stitching neatly and rapidly. The priceof the machine is 100 dollars. Where we werewearied with looking at such articles, we left,and I went into I. S. Locke's daguerreotyperooms with Luther, and rested myself, whileDr. went for the gig. When he came, we wentto the Eagle Hotel to supper, after which werode to Mr. Carnduff's lodgings, where weremained over night - also Mrs. & Miss Shackford.Oct. 1. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 66 Stockton. Thismorning, a company of us went out afterbreakfast, and visited Mr. Weber's garden.Here we were helped freely to very fine grapesSaw some green figs, but none were ripe. Theflower-garden was indeed beautiful, butdid not equal Mr. Smith's at Sac. City.Oct. 1. After leaving this garden, we stopped on thestreet and made some purchases. We nextwent to Mr. Carnduff's, where we left Luthersleeping in charge of George Shackford, whichDr. and myself went to see the stock on exhibitionat the race course. Some of it was reallyfine. We saw one ox weighing 2025 lbs,also some good looking cows, calves and colts.There were also some fine fowls and prettypigeons. We went back, found Luther allnight, took dinner, and started for home.The wind blew a brisk gale, which made itrather uncomfortable. On our way, we stoppedat Geo. Thomason's, where we saw Mrs.Christian, who is cooking in Mrs. Thomason'splace. We arrived home safely a little before sunset.Oct. 2. T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 71.This afternoonMr. & Mrs. Burt and baby arrived here fromtown. The baby's name's Mary Clara, a finelittle girl - seven months old. I went and gotdinner for them. This evening, E. H. has beenhere, and we have had some music.Oct. 3. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 72. This morningI rode to the ranch in company with Mr. & Mrs.Burt. The children were left in Robert's care.We looked around the garden a little, after

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