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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - December 23, 1901, Woodland, California ESTABLISHED 1877 WOODLAND CALIFORNIA MONDAY EVENING DECEMBER 23 1001 PRICE FIVE CENTS A SUDDEN DEATH George D Stephens Expired Unexpectedly Sunday Was Thought to be Recovering From a Cold When a Stroke Stilled Hia Pulses George D Stephens died at his resi dence near Madison about oclock Sunday morning December 22d The end was sudden and unexpected and the announcement was a great sur prise and painful shock to the many friends of the family Mr Stephens was taken sick with a severe cold a little over two weeks ago but gener ally speaking his health was belter during the past year than It had been for some time previously Something over two weeks ago he contracted a severe cold while Inspecting the work of the new irrigation system as a re sult of which his lungs were consider ably congested But he did not regard his affliction as serious and it required tho earnest persuasion of his family and the almost Imperative command of his physician Dr Lawhead to in duce him to take to his bed Sunday morning he was apparently much improved when he awoke To several members of the family he said he felt better and breathed easier than he had for several days prior and he enquired about the weather with a view of getting up and moving about in the open air He conversed cheer fully with his wife his daughter Mrs OConnor and his oldest son John With the latter he briefly discussed future plans concerning tho manage ment of his extensive property All of the family except Mr Stephens met at the breakfast table Mrs OConnor was the first to return to her fathers room She was quick to notice a great change in his condition and spoke to htm but he made no response She jtjulckly summoned the rest of the fam ily but It was too late to afford him relief and he passed away with out speaking again or apparently ree any member of his family His physician says death was due to a stroke of apoplexy George O Stephens was a native of Missouri wliere he was born on the 24th of September 1826 He left Coop er county for California on the 10th of May 1849 and arrived In Sacramento the 6th of August 0 the same year He engaged In mining in various camps such as Mormon island Mis souri Bar and Hangtown He passed the winter In company with other miners in a cabin on the Sacramento river In the spring he returned to anlnlng on the middle forjc of Amer Scan river and was successful In 3uly he abandoned the mining camp and returned to Sacramento where n company with his brother the late John DStephenshe engaged in buying stock from immigrants They drove lot of cattle and mules to Yolo coun ly nnd made a camp on what they be lieved to be government laud The location was south of what was posed at that time to be the southern boundary of the grant known as the Rancho Canada de Capay A subse quent survey showed that the bound ary was a mile further south than or iginally supposed and the Stephens brothers purchased the 3400 acres known ns lie original Stephens home n 18G3 Mr Stephens returned to Missouri and purchased a lot of cat tle which he drove to Oregon He re turned to the Stephens farm In Yolo county in JSfil and he continued to re side In Yolo iounty until the hour of his death George D an4 J D Stephens con tinued In partnership in the farming and stock business until the death o the latter They accumulated a greal deal of property which was divided several months after the death of John D At the time of George Ds death he owned nearly 6000 acres of gooc farming land and a sheep range o 3000 acres in Yolo county and onehalf of the Highland springs property which comprises about 3300 acres His land was well stocked and Improved Mr Stephens was also a large stock holder In the BanK of Woodland and vicepresident of the corporation A short time ago Mr Stephens Inaugu rated a movement to Incorporate his vast estate but whether the work was completed or not we do not know June 11 1872 Mr Stephens was married In Sacramento to Miss C Wllcoxson a sister of the late Jef ferson Wllcoxson She died December 1875 leaving two daughters Kate i and Josephine May 1877Mr Stephens was mar led to Miss Nannie Lucas To them lave been born seven sons and four daughters The sons tire John L Jeorge D William F Frank W Beu amln B Paul and laskeon The laughters are Misses Lnln M Sadie S and Minnie and Mrs Bessie Need inm All of tho children are at home sxcept Mrs Noedham who recently ailed for the Philippines where she s due to arrive today Mrs Stephens also survives her husband The decease also leaves a sister ilre Margaret Rowles of Vqrmont loopar county Missouri and two Brothers A J Stephens of JUiome Wise county Texas and Thomas Ben on Stephens1 of Bunceton Missouri The funeral services will heheld at he family residence beginning at 11 v ni ori Tuesday They will be con ducted by Professor A M Elston In ermcnt will be in the Woodland city cemetery Although Mr Stephens had passed hat milestone usually regarded as the unit of human life his habits had en so exemplary that a month ago here seemed to be promise oE many years of activity and usefulness before ilm For a man ot his age he enjoyed musual mental vigor and physical strength But death came suddenly and with only the slightest premoni tion and ended a useful and beautiful Ife Mr Stephens earned a high and enviable reputationas a man of affairs and created for himself a proud posi iqn in the farmers of business He was a practical man although his lature was not deviod of sentiment the lendcrest emotions found a place In his heart He studied with care all the querticns and problems arising in the industry in which he was engaged and his long and varied experience gave him a reputation as a sound and careful adviser He was conspicuously useful in his sphere Ho was not merely an intelligent ob server profiting by the experiments of others but he was one of those per sonalities that shape sentiment and di events iu whatever business they engage While Mr Stephens was intensely active in business affairs he always found time to be one of the kindliest tenderest and most generous of men His home life was spotless and be bore his wife and children the deep est and tenderest affection which sen timent was fully reciprocated His iold upon the esteem and affection of those who knew him best was secure and it is difficult for those who were closely associated with him to realize that liis soul has taken Its flight and that they shall evermore be deprived of his wise counsel and genero friendship A GOOD COUGH MEDICINE I find Cough Hem edy Is an excellent medicine I have been suffering from a severe cough for the last two months and it has ef fected a cure I have great pleasure In recommending C Wockner This Is the opinion of one of our old eat and most respected an has been voluntarily given In good faith that others may try the remedy and be benefited was Mr Wockner This remedy It by J V LelthoUl Mteat Improved disc plow at Lord A Murray n29U No trouble to make a selection fo CbrUtmae present at Michiela d21t HOLY ROSmjCADEMY A Fitting Prelude to the Christmas Vacation The Monthly Points the reading of tlvot senior class paper and semi annual examination in music broke the routine of class work on Friday and formed a fitting prelude to the Christmas vacation The examination was thorough scales exercises and theory forming a principal part Marked improvement in technie nnd voice culture was no ticed Some of tho vocal pupils have promising voices Tlie class paper Rosary Leaflets was an Interesting number It was edited by the senior classes and pos sesses literary merit of a high order Both the poetic nnd prose contribu tions are sufficiently meritorious to deserve a place In literary publications of a general circulation In the studio wasa pretty display the work of the art and fancy work and water color paintings pastel crayon pencil burnt leather sofa pillows centorpeices doylies mufflers and niany other surprises as Christmas gifts for parents and friends Among those deserving spe cial mention are Misses C Fishback S Clark M Glavln P Barren A Ma son M Kunge S iKinkaile M Arm strong B Simpson W Vaughan V Miller Z Gibson A Mullen I Brown ing B Abele and M BRIEF CITY NEWS THE S16EBRUSH STATE Making a Record That Should Give It Another Nickname Events of interest in Woodland and Suburbs terns of More or Less Importance Picked Up Here and TJiera on the Wing Ata meeting of the Masonicfrater nity Saturday evening the third degree conferred upon Rev IJ Morgan Senator Bard has sent to the Dem ocrat office for distribution a lot of arden seeds The first come the first served Father Keech will lecture In the Salvation Army hall Saturday evening December 28th Everybody welcome Admission free Press Wilson is at home again but s only able to get around with tlie aid of crutches His many friends hope or bis speedy recovery Diomed was a 10 to 1 shot in the mile and sixteenth dash last Friday nit he won handily Diomed is devel oping into a great racehorse Tho Native Sons are making ex enslvo preparations for a hlgtime Wednesday evening They have banned for n Christmas tree enter ainment and banquet There will bea masquerade ball this evening in old armory ha given by Prof E L Clark The floor Is iu line condition good music has been en gaged and it is probable that a large crowd will attend contributions of provisions clothing and literature sent to W O f U headquarters on First street opposite tho city ball will bo distrlb ited among those whonoed them most by the mercy department ofthat or ganization The fastest mile made by a trotter on the California circuit this year was the heat trotted by the strik ingly handsome maro Anzella In the second heat of a race at Woodland where she met and defeated lora and Jack W andSportsman BAJTD BENEFIT The members of the new brass band have decided to give a grand masquer ade ball on Friday evening February 21st and have engaged new armory liall for the event The proceeds are to be used for purchasing uniform This is a worthy cause and the boys are deserving of financial support from the public THE GUESSING CONTEST Superior Court State of California County of Yolo B E Gaddis Judge Mr M Michael Waocland Calif Dear Sir On account of unavoid able absence from tlie city during Christmas week it will be impossible for me to participate ns one of the judges for the guessing contest for the cart and pony 1 have spoken to Mr W L Wood county treasurer who has kindly consented to act In my place If this selection should prove satisfactory to you and the other gen tlemen whom you have selected as judges I would be glad to have yon and them select Mr Wood In my stead With all tlie compliments of tlie sea son I am Very truly yours E E GADDIS How about a dress suit case Dont yon think that would make a lovely present Elegant line to choose from at Michaels d21tf The latest in dressing sets silver and ebony F C Ewert jeweler d7tt FOOD CHANGED TO POISON Putrefying food in tho intestines produces effects like those ot arsenic but Dr Kings New Life Pills expe the poisons from clogged bowels gen tly easily but surely curing consti pation biliousness sick headachi fe vers all liver kidney nnd bowa troubles Only 25 cents at W H Law eons drug store t JUST RECEIVED A lot of tin and agateware and a fill line of Booking utensils All kinds o tin and agateware repairing ja21d C D MOKIN If you are looking for diamonds for Xnias remember that Ed Tract has a lifetime experience In precious stones dStt Carload cook and airtight heating stoves at Lord Murrays n8t Most complete line sterling Bllver flat ware C Ewert Jeweler d7t Verua cures piles or J50 reward Price For sale In Woodland by J V Lelthold tha druggist f22 Flno oriental pearl opera glasses ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITE with handle Attached F C Ewert jeweler d7tf Tomorrow nlglit closes the great ArmToarnw guesslntf contest for the pony and AUAIISSHUW cart d2J Per couple Spectators 25 N S G W BALL GIVEN WOODLAND PARLOR NO 30 NEW YEARS EYE Tuesday Evening Dec 3119 1 In New Armory Hal FirstClass Music by Pro Do Coes Ochtstra J Freeman of Stillwator Nev da was an arrival Saturday evening lo says that Nevada will be lieraolf gain The S I1 folks are expending arge sums of money In straightening nd equalizing the grades and new lines have been opened The Tona ah district bids fair to be OomstooK o 2 It was discovered In May At his time there are 1700 people In the amp The mines nre easy of atceas nd yield fabulously A large milling r reduction plant is going up BO that res will not have to be shipped to alt Lake and lower grade ores can e worked Sheep are bringing good prices and anges are In fair condition Twelve ears ago Nevada had about 100000 neep Now she has about 1000000 attle are doing well and large quali fies are being fed for eastern and allfornla markets Oood prices and omand havestimulated the growing f horses and mules Thi8 Is a brief summary of the sngc riish states recent record but It hows that Nevada Is entitled to an ther nickname Mr Freeman confl ently asserts that the outlook for tlie tales material prosperity is very right THE TROUBADOURS The Black Patti Troubadours an ag regatlon of velvety vowel voiced sing rs brisk buck and whirlwind wing ancers and the unchallenged cham ilon cake walkers will appear at the pera house Thursday December 2flth The great success of this company Is twlng to the fact that a firstclass per ormance by the pick of coontown ntertalners is always prqvldedThe reat Black Pattiis a whole show In icrself tlie greatest Binger of her ime But there are a lot of wo score iu fact of entertainers The ew farce for this year is called A Filipino Misfit with Jolin Rncker The Alabama Blossom the funniest olored singing comedian in the land n the leading comedy role If you would have an appetite like a iar and g relish for your meals take liamberlaliis Stomach and 14ver Tabt ets They correct disorders of tho tomach and regulate tho liver and bowels Price 2Gc Samples free at V Leitholds drug store CASES RESET Washington Defendants Accept Ser vice of New Warrants J Hulsapplo J Cropper James Glenn Angus Ross J lornmn and Anthony Astrcdo came over from Washington this morning and ac knowledged service on llio new war rants sworn out for their arrest They were released on ball furnished by J R Foster and A Morris in llio sum of for eaoi defendant JJ Clark entered a plea of not guilty for all the defendants Ilo also pled that they have all been nc qulltcd by reason of the dismissal of tho first complaint Tho dates of the trials were lUoil an follows James Glenn January 10 1902 J Cropper January M J Hul sapple January 17th Anthony Astre do January 2Uh James Gorman January 31st B Krlpp February 7th and Angus Ross February nth MAKyTHANKS For very material contribution to the joys festivities and comforts of the editor and his family for Christ mas Mr and Mrs T B Gibson have placed us under very great obligations We sincerely hope tho Christmas may be Indeed a merry one for them and that the new year may be both happy and prosperous ACCEPTABLEPRESEIfT Mr and Mrs A C Stevens will please accept our thanks for a flue fat turkey which is especially accept able at this particular season of the year Their kindly and timely re membrance la duly appreciated May they live long and prosper COLLEBEJMSEBML High School Kine Defeats Business College Nine Woodland high school defeated the uslncss college nine in a very inter stliig game of baseball last Saturday iy a score of 2015 The gaum niieh liotter ban the scorn would cem to Indicate Both teams were cronipnnlpd by cntluislasllc support rs who cheered long and loud every their favorites accomplished nuy hlng out of tlie ordinary Tho game while It was full of errors roved one fact very conclusively viz hat both Institutions liave splendid laterlal for tho development of good asebnll teams Tho business college cam sinned tho ball to moving hi a cry lively manner and during tho nrly part of the gaaie was easily In ho lend with a score of 72 Then email who had been twirling a good ame began to tire and lost control f the ball for n time during which bo high school boys evened up the core This seemed to rattlo tho bus ness college boys and before they ould settle down they worn defeated emnn was very creditably supported y Catcher Scarlett Woodard though lit hard at first by the business col cgo boya recovered himself and was effective during tho latter part of he gamo Ho WRS ably supported by Glenn Hbodcs Clem Iawa nnd Charles Brown tim ilrefl excellently nnd the best of feei ng prevailed throughout A J anell wanted to attend a party but was afraid to do so on account of pains in his slomach which ho feared would glow worse He says I was telling my troubles to a lady friend who said Chamberlains Colic Chol era and Diarrhoea Remedy will put you In condition for tha party I bought a bottle and take pleasure In stating hat two dosps cured mo and enabled me to have a good tlma at tbo party1 Mr Snell Is a resident qf Summer Hill NOW romer dy Is for sale by 4 V beithold Haveyou Been tho beautiful lino o smoking Jackets and neckwear that Michael has just received d7tf A Boom For Holiday Shoppers Commencing Today We Place on Sale Our Entire Line of HandPainted Bisque Ware European Art Novelties And Childrens Fur Sets at Less than Regular Price WHAT FOR DESERT This question arises In the family very day us answer It today 7ry JellyO a delicious and healthful osaert Prepared In two minutes boiling no baking I simply add Killing water and set to cool Fla orange raspberry and trawberry Get a package at your grocers today 10 cents Ed Praet tho jeweler buys his oods direct from tho manufacturers nd saves you tho middlemans prof S dGtt Dr Francos Newton will resume icr qfllro practice at her residence ifter January 1st jald This Is nn offor too good nnd rare for anyone to pasi You couli not fora bettor bargain than Ibis and at no hotter tiine than noiv Th goods are all so choice and beautiful the so now and novel tb varloty ao comploto and saistyiiitf and tho prices so liberal that you can help but buy The Hat includes Plaques Pin Trays Flower Bowls Perfume Bottles Work Boxes Icldlun llaskct Etc Klc Etc RonnInra Picttiro Frames Glove Boxes Ink Stands Hunakuratilut Raxes Thermometers Toothpick Calendars Fur Sola In Angora Lamb Hare OPEN EVEHIHGS The White House HlnU in Window DUpky for Holiday V i Take a disc plow out on trial Lord Murray D29tf INJURED MOOTBALL An Operation on Albert Be HecetMury Dr Thomas Ross came over Sacramento Sunday and went IB COB snltatlon with Doctors Prose and Kier over the condition of Albert Boots the son of Mr and Mrs W A Bootik About two months ago Albert who at tends the Main street public school accidentally bumped his forehead against a tree while playing footbalL He was compelled to leave school and has been sulferlnK considerably since Nearly three weeks ago his condition became serious and a physician was summoned There has since no improvement so It was decided to take the unfortunate boy to the railroad hospital in Sacramento where In all probability an operation will be per formed on Friday SPLENDID PAIHTHJG8 Miss Minnie B Green Zamora who Is a student of the Hopkins art school has two very creditable paint Ings In J U Sheltons drug store show windows One of them Is a portrait of Young America In a pensive mood and it is very truo to lite The other U a splendid reproduction ofa lot of gol den poppies with a copy of the Wood land Democrat aa a background These pictures are attracting much at tention and are admired RHEUMATISM CURED IN A DAT Mystic Cure for neuralgia and rheumatism radio in 1M S days Its action upon thn ayatezn ta remarkable and mysterious It re moves at once the causa and tha dls easo immediately disappears first dose greatly benefits 75c and ft Sold by J V Leithojj druggist Wood land CHRISTMAS BALL There will be a ball at Esparto oa Christmas night December Good music will be furnished and sup per will be served at the Barnes ho tel J25dw If you nlnt got a guess get one for tho pony and cart and make your children happy dzt Disc plows guaranteed lord It Nfurray Will soon be ringing Xmas Shopping is Here Christmas isnt tomorrow or Uio next day but Its not too soon to begin Christmas shopping Compare tho wise early shopper with tho unfortunate Individual who waits Tho wlso ono now secures choice of complete stookst nnd profits hy tho bargain spots dotting our store llio sfivtliiMlnir ot Christmas presents is dono leisurely plaasxirahly and pralltnbly Tho unfortunate onu who la over to begin dny shopping unrljr hut nuvurdooa has to content with the in evitable Christmas shopping Is hero made a pleasure Dont these lighten yourtroubles In Toyland Saturday tho animals hud a cimiB n Toyland too bad children that youwere not ull heru to soo tho n Tlie bears with a rubber hulh at Lnchcd Every time you press tho bull limy jump fil cents The burking dog aiuuo as above iltalcd a dog burking JS coma Stuffod cioth barnyard animals such aa caws donkeys sheep horses and dojfs Scents Buclfinj donkey with clown iiina Dnckward and forward n very amusing toy 50 cents Mechanical Flying Machine Balanced on rod man sita in parn chiiU revolving or fully 5 minutes E0 cents The Doll Family and right we havu a largo family You nil know how much of tho childs happiness depends on Saiuu bringing a now doll Dolls with kid bodies from 13 cents to Doll Carriages and Gocarts ivoodon wheels basket woven bod length 11 inrhei 25 cents Doll Carriages as above orly larger with parasol 50 rents No 3172 Doll Carriage wheels bound with iron bands silevia lined heavy woven willow loci with parnsoJ U5 cents No 3173 Doll Carriages iron axles and wheold heavy woven willow beds croonne lined with parasol No sumo as above only much larger Jo 3174 ame as above and larger woven bed with parasol No8 317 3170 3117 Ilko the real baby tmgay uphoUlorod in cretonne adjustable tops steel axles and springs at 1350 und MUO Steel 11x22 13x2li 1txJS Ladies Holiday Neck Ruffs n real smart styles more preferah Mian furs for dress to French Holiday Aprons Tho small nout ones with double flounce on bottom with pocket with lace and haby ribbon iierteJ in black white and enpi ao cents 05 cants and Ladies Holiday Shawls radios hand crochet Umbrella Shawls a much appreciated present in white and trimmed m colors 1150 Holiday Handkerchiefs 7aiatylea all different from 5 cents to Holiday Ideas in Flannel You know tho reputation wa have A now sijlpment just u drewy und clue for tho holidays from to J That Boy of Yours may be a little lellow but he is monil just the same Note hU pride with our shirts Holiday Juvenile Shirts2 detachable collars cuffa attached 50 acd 60 cents Holiday Juvenile White Shirt iMOd inlorceo bosoais 50 cento Juvenile Neckwear Tho3mart sort excellent ami patterns in bows tecks and fourli hands 23 cents Juvenile Dress Gloves In Modes Tans Browns Maggoni make Holiday Silk Sala Mee milk in such shades M bUMi grreao brown i for jior holiday fancy wort i 3o otnte
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