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W: .5; p I. “On.” for all to se- gevEnélbout this big n effeh Journal P c evening :fl'tgnts are urged a“ y ice with their V. I thy Winn. 1I understand . es "1g and educa- o . f “118 campaign. 0! In . Eghfi‘nngleage in the gek ofgntESt, Shel- , to Monte- u ton Whlch will hel c , P i the high in the 3’ Which goes antimnt‘fSt mileage me. E “5:45 1K? from Shel- hats-i max: eyening. A to rally mlies were n ti gvenlng when Vlans dang . attended 9, staged by "1 Olympia 4.0 “3 “011m so, Art A. Strat- ver the Mud ple of weeks it e dam- h‘lile e blaze be- red. ' week. and end? years the Journal3 present . take part in : osers, as the a gifting“ dey for an' ‘LARGEST COUNTY . ' CITIZEN cuss IS : i I i l i .izenship hearings in PASSED SATURDAY Examiner Compliments Group For Excellent Average; Only One Turned Down Mason County’s largest citizen- ship class came through with a remarkable “batting average" Saturday as the semi-annual na- turalization hearings were held in Superior Court before Judge John M. Wilson and Examiner E. C. Morse of the U. S. Immigration. Bureau’s Seattle office. Nineteen out of twenty appli- cants for American citizenship received their final naturalization papers Saturday and still another was repatriated. A technical de— .lay while depositions are complet- ed holds up one of the nineteen who passed the hearing Saturday. Examiner Morse said the class was one of the finest he has had in a number of years and pointed to averages of other recent cit- quently as many as half Were turned down. So, without further ado, meet the new American citizens na- Ituralized Saturday (their previous countries of allegiance listed in paranthesis) Marjorie K. Bowman, Route 1 (Britain). Otto Landgraf. R. F. D. (Ger- : many). Louise M. (Britain). Robert George Wood, Shelton (Britain). 7" Margarete Zott, Route 1 (Ger- Sullivan, Shelton many). Runie Bertha Walton, Shelton (Britain). Sever Hill, Shelton (Finland). Victor Hugo Wolcker, Shelton (Sweden). R a m u s Christian Knudsen, Route (Denmark). John Wellesley Eager, Potlatch Route (Britain). Lucie M. Lessard, Shelton (France). Nellie May Herzog, Shelton (Britain). Eric Nelson, Hoodsport (Swe- den). Leander Geist, Shelton (Aus- tria). Cornelis Visscr, Potlatch (Ne- therlands). den). Peter S. (Norway). Thomas Ross, Shelton (Britain). Doris Winona Duyff, Shelton (Britain), technically delayed while certain depositions are com- pleted. Josephine Sisley, Potlatch (Brit- ain), repatriated. Red Cross Relief Weckhorst, Belfair Garments Shipped ) Out On Thursday ! .2 {iff under Caldwell The second shipment of war re lief clothing made by the Mason County Red Cross sewing pZ'OJBCt left here last Thursday, Mrs. Her- bert Miller, chairman, said and consisted of 22 complete layettes. 21 women‘s dresses, eight pair of men’s pajamas, 14 wool sweaters, 15 mufflers, seven shawls and five pair of knitted wool sox. A good start has already been made on another shipment, Mrs. Miller added. Sewing today is in charge of the Methodist Women and Rain- bow Mothers, Wednesday Degree of Honor and Baptist Ladies. Thursday Rebekahs and Lutheran Women, Friday the Eagles Aux1- liary, next Tuesday V. F. W. and American Legion auxiliaries, next Wednesday Women of the Moose. Thursday next week Catholic La.- dies and Friday next week P.E.O.. Mrs. Miller said. NEW SPUDS ON You don’t, of course, need to be reminded that we’ve had an early spring this year, but the following proof to that end may help convince some skeptical friend or relative back in places less fortunate than we from a weather standpoint of the truth of your brags that we have ‘the best weather in the country right here. Dick Mercer, pioneer of the Northwest, takes over from here. He and Mrs. Mercer ate new po- - tatoes out of their own garden on Harstine Island on March 10, Mr- Mercer related Friday as he paid up his annual subscription to The Journal. which fre- . iVillage, Nova Scotia, where (to Shelton in 1890, when he built Anna Kronquist, Shelton (Swe- the home at 919 Cedar street HARSfiVE ISLAND GARDEN HAS Consolidated wit' ‘he Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, April 1, 1941. N Aviators Slate Breakfast 1 {impugn Flight Tingle. Sunday nun FACES PIONEER 'SO-Year Resident Led Colorful l i Life; Sailed 7 Seas Dur- ing Wooden Ship Days; Funeral Pending ‘ A colorful life was closed Sun- ;day when death claimed Lewis lSandcrson, nearing his 84th year, after a brief illness at Shelton less an invalid for several years, Mr. Sanderson was in usual health until five days before his death, when his condition required hos— pital care. Funeral services have not as yet been set while word is ,awaited from the son, Major Lawson “Woody” Sanderson, who is now stationed at Puerto Rico with the U. S. Marine air corps. Surviving are the wife, Ruby, in Shelton: two daughters, Mrs. Fred Elson of Shelton and Mrs. Eva Kern of Long Island, N. Y.; the one son, Lawson; and five grandchildren. Varied Experiences From his early manhood Lewis Sanderson led a colorful life, start- ing out as a seaman, progressingl on to logger, railroader, boom— man, watchman, game warden, deputy sheriff and other activi- .ties which kept his life full and made it well rounded. As a youngster he around the world several times in “windjammers” and saw many re- mote places as well as a share of hardships in seven years at sea. Such romantic places as Australia, INew Zealand, China, Suez,.Egypt, the Indian Ocean, Japan, Ireland, the Red Sea were his ports of call as a seaman in the days when all navies were of wooden ships. He saw the famous old “Great Eastern,” then the world’s larg- est steamer, at Gibralter in 1882, voyagedi when the big ship had proved too costly to operate by steam and ’was changed to a six-master and sailed until it was finally junked. Beats Desertion Charge At Gibralter, incidentally, San- derson deserted his ship and stood trial as a deserterfbub‘ethdl‘fnarii‘ time court ruled against the cap- tain and ordered him to treat and feed his crew better. Being a husky man in his youth, as in later years, hc'was a leader in the move to jump ship in port. where they were tied up for 37 days waiting sailing orders. His sea days ended when his ship reached its home port in Nova Scotia. ~ After quitting the years after he married Ruby Card at his native home, Scotts he was born April 11, 1857, the San- dersons came in 1889 to the Pa- cific Coast, locating in Redwoods, Calif, first, then moving to Wash- ington later in the same year, then sea, two which the family has lived in ever since. He first worked at Mud Bay, then for Frank Williamson on the Mason County Central Railroad from 1890 to 1898, during 1900 for George Simpson at the head of Shelton bay, on the booms and (looks for the Simpson Logging company for the next 24 years, his specialty being the boring of boomsticks. From 1924 to 1928, when he retired, he was watch- man at the Reed Mill, but during the earlier years he served in var- ious public capacities for 27 years, as game warden and deputy sher- and Vogtlin, nd washimself sheriff here for four years, leaving a splendid re- cord for law enforcement. Kennedys win N.W. Ju nior Ice Titles Chalk up another triumph for the Kennedy kids, Karol and Peter. In fact, chalk up two more. .The Olympia youngsters, who lived in Shelton until a couple of years ago, won the Northwest junior pairs skating title last Saturday in Seattle and Peter add- ed the boys junior singles crown in the Northwest Figure Skating championships. They are grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Kennedy of Shel- ton. TABLE MARCH 10 The new spuds were “volun- teers” grown from seed missed in the diggings for last year’s crops. They had fine flavor; were of large walnut size, had greens a foot above the ground, Mr. Mer- cer related. That’s the earliest Mr. Mercer says he ever heard of potatoes being harvested in this country. and he is a 71-year-old native son of the state who can remem‘ her when the kids used to race their horses among the trees where Second Avenue now exists in Seattle. . “Why potatoes aren’t usually even planted by that time,” the Harstine Islander exclaimed. hospital. Although retired and more or] Reminiscent of the old days when bicycle clubsvwand later mo- torcycle clubs—toured off to an adjoining city for breakfast, the Seattle unit of the Aircraft Own- ers and Pilots Ass’n has picked Shelton as the site of the first in a series of breakfast flights to be conducted this spring and summer for the purpose of arous- ing the interest of the public in aviation, according to a letter from J. A. Benezra, secretary of the flying association. That inaugural flight will be made next Sunday morning, with approximately 30 planes carrying about 50 pilots .and passengers ar- riving at the Shelton airport at 8:30 o’clook. At the airport the Shelton Chamber of Commerce will take charge of proceedings, providing a caravan of cars to‘whisk the flying visitors into town to the Shelton Hotel where they will be guests of the Chamber at a ham— and-egg—and-hotcakes breakfast, to which the public is also invited, Dutch treat. Plates will be 500 and reservations are requested by the Chamber President Ed Fau- bert. The public is likewise urged to join in the caravan to welcome the flyers. Chamber Secretary Harold Lakeburg, in charge of arranging the caravan, asks all persons who will volunteer the use of their cars to bring the aviators from the field and back Iout again to leave their names with him. State Patrolman Cliff Aden will lead the caravan in his state patrol car. Orin Ellison, promin- ent local aviator, has been placed in charge of preparing the field as much as pdssible for the ar- SOAP BOX DERBY SHELTON v rival ‘of the flying delegation. YOUNGSTERS PLUS EVOCATIONAL PLAN URGED BY LOCAL SPEAKER Inauguration of an annual Shelton boy's and girl's Soap Box Derby, for the two—fold purpose of providing recreation for the youngsters and bringing shoppers and tourists into town, was urged last weekend by Gus Graf, local theatreman, in an address before the General Welfare Club. Pointing out the enjoyment that adults as well as children would derive from such a program. MI"- Graf pointed out the serious need of some local effort to provide recreational facilities for the youth of the town. “Because of my position ‘as a theatre manager, in which I come in contact with, and supervise the conduct of hundreds of local children,” Graf stated, “I am be— coming more and more aware of the crying need for some program to divert the children of our town from the path of mischief, dis- tructiveness, and general bad manners into which they are steadily moving.” Not An Experiment Graf pointed out that a local Soapbox Derby, in which the children fix up small racing cars of wood and race them, provide a real interest for many‘ children. The same idea has been worked on a national scale for a number of years, and many cities in this state have used the plan to help the children. Graf 'stabed last night that he had contacted Ed Faubert, man- ager of the Hotel Shelton and a past commander of the local American Legion post, and that Mr. Faubert had promised to bring the ,plan before the local Billy Parker New Retired After 44 Years Of Service William E. Parker, who began working for the Simpson Logging Company forty-four years ago, is now a gentleman of leisure for fair, having been retired on pen- sion by the company and ending his long service with the close of March. During this time he has served as brakeman on the old Blakely Railroad, as fireman and engineer on the Peninsula Railroad, as machinist and of 1a- ter years as property man and last as dispatcher for the trains. Raised on the old Maxwell Ranch at the head of Kamilche Valley, practically all his life has been spent in Mason County, and he expects to _wind up his days in the comfortable summer home he and Mrs. Parker have prepared at Arcadia Point, just tinkering around and fishing on the bay, and living the life of Riley with enough income to see them through, with the reward from the company for his long and faithful service. Travellers Find Spring Leading Here in Shelton Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Angle and son Grant returned to Shelton Saturday from Phoenix, Ari- zona, where the latter have been spending the winter. Be- fore starting for home they enjoyed a visit to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, where they met other Mason County travellers, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Warren of Belfair. The Angle’s made their re- turn trip to Shelton by way of Salt Lake City with stops at the Grand Canyon and Zion 'National Park whose grandeur was enhanced by the surround- ing mantle of) snow covered peaks. They found indications of mild winter all along the Rocky Mountain route but no- where was spring as far ad- vanced as was noted on reach- ing the Puget Sound area with its abundance of flowers and blossoms, would '7 post for their consideration. “This is not a program which should become the exclusive prop— erty of any particular organiza— tion in Shelton” Graf stated, “But rather one in which the whole town and the whole county should participate. It can be made just as important and far-reaching as local effort and cooperation will take it.” Tourist Signs Urged In conjunction with the Soap Box Derby, Graf outlined two oth- er programs which he believed would: prove highly beneficial to the tdwn. The? first is the installation of five or. six highway signs on the ’ highway south of Olym- ging tourists to turn left pia and proceed to Sc- beautiful Hood’" Canal. “T_ distance from Olympia to Br ton is approximately the s from Olympia to Seat< , With the exception of the fin“ ry trip 'which should prove an attraction in itself,” Graf pointed out, "‘But the real selling point of the plan is that such a route would enable the tourist to avoid the heavy traffic between Olym- pia and Tacoma, through Taco- ma, and on to Seattle. This is one of the heaviest travelled roads in the state and is becoming in- creasingly so. In addition the tourist would be able to see much more beautiful scenery along the way." Vocational Plan Cited The second plan Graf put for- iward was the undertaking of some local vocational program for ,school children, somewhat similar to the National Youth Adminis- tration system. The speaker pointed out the example of a small Ohio town, which built a new school and ran out of money before the grounds could be landscaped. A plan was worked out whereby the children attending the school worked on the grounds for an hour or two each day, receiving a nominal wage for their efforts. In less than a year the school became one of the show places of Ohio and several other town projects were begun on the same line. Mr. Graf pointed out that there are many local spots which could be beautified through such a plan, in particular Kneeland Park. In regard to the Soap Box Der- by, Graf pointed out that a derby for both boys and girls would be unique, in that other towns have derby’s only for boys. He also proposed a. diversion of contest- ants into age groups, with per- haps sectional contests between different city districts to add a competitive flavor to the event. lll’l‘ERl/ORKS Lack Of WPA Numbers, Delay In , Delivery 0f Materials May Handicap Improvement Project Here In a municipal sense Shelton became $50,000 richer this morn- ing, date when the water revenue bond issue officially took effect, but city dads may find it hard- er to spend the “bonanza” than they might have hoped. Reasons: difficulty in getting delivery of materials ordered, and shortage of WPA labor. Mayor William Stevenson con- sulted with the County commis- sioners last week with a view to having the county officials re- lease sufficient WPA labor to carry out the extension and ini- provement project on the city water system entailed in the $50,- 000 revenue bond issue. Shortage Anticipated But the mayor learned that the commissioners themselves are worried about having sufficient WPA labor to carry out county projects already approved, that the county officials that by July 1 there will be very few men left available for WPA works in this county already au- thorized. At the present time there are only 125 persons in the county eligible to WPA rolls, of which 90 are men. Public Utility Dis- trict No. 3 is now employing 80 of those 90 men on its power line extensions, leaving only ten for county road work. Only very recently another county-wide road project calling for WPA la— bor was approved for 1941, so as quickly as men are released from P.U.D. work they will be absorbed in county road work. the commissioners pointed out, leav- ing no overflow for the Water project. Contract May Include Labor With that situation in view, Mayor Stevenson wrote City En- gineer Blirwell Bantz suggesting that he prepare a call for bids to sink the new deep well and lay the pipe lines designated in the water system project to in- clude the labor required in the contract, leaving the way open for the city council to delete the labor clause if it is later found that WPA can supply the men needed. An even more disturbing diffi— culty confronting the water sys- tem is securing delivery of the materials necessary to complete it, Mayor Stevenson said. De- liveries cannot be promised soon- er than from 60 to 120 days, he explained, which will make the improvement project of little ben- efit to the community this sum- mer. Twin Daughters Born To Sheltonians Monday Twin girls, the first born in Mason County this year, were born at Shelton hospital yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Kinney of Shelton. The mother is the former Mar- guerite Butler. Both mother and twin daughters are “doing very well,” the hospital reported this afternoon. Each twin weighed slightly over four pounds. InSurance Convention Calls Shelton Agent Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Wilson spent the, last three days last week in Seattle while Mr. Wilson attended the President’s Conven- tion of the Metropolitan Life In- surance Company agents in the Northwest. Mr. Wilson was one of three from this district to earn the trip to the convention. The Kiwanis Club heard today a first-hand story of life in Aus- tria before as well as after Ger— man occupation, and of the hard— ships imposed on the Jewish peo- ple there, from Mrs. Augusta Goldschmid, who managed to get away and came to this country seven months ago, now living with her son Otto, a chemist at the Rayonier plant. Her own family was engaged in textile manufacture, the busi— ness dating back for several gen- erations in Vienna in cottons, silks and of late years rayon, and her husband served for the Ger- mans in the World War, but when Hitler moved in, first by the Ges- tapo and then throwing out the Austrian government and issuing almost daily decrees against the Jews, their business and proper— ty was confiscated. Mr. Gold- schmid was sent to a concentra- tion camp, where he died. The Austrians did not believe that this could happen, especially as the country was more than ninety per cent Catholic, and ex— pected Italy to aid them against Germany when the test came; in this they learned their mistake. The plight of the Jews under Hitler was very bad, they being FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF JEW ABUSE IN AUSTRIA TOLD CLUB anticipate ' OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. South Fork Road PledgedBy Board After Resolution Commissioners Agree To Construct Road Con- necting Cushman Road With Forest Ser- vice Road and To Ask Forest Ser- vice to Build Bridge Needed éiORiSMEN BACK sour FORK ROAD AS won or VALUE Arguments Fly Over Fly Fishing Topic; Orvis, Lockwood In Battle Of Words Weight of the Hood Canal Sportsmens Ass’n was thrown be- hind the movement to secure con-. struction of a road which would open up the scenic, recreational and mineral resources of the area adjacent to the south fork of the Skokomish River when the canal organization passed a mo- tion to draft a resolution voicing such a request and address it to the Mason County commissioners. Acting President Harold Ellis appointed George Hixon, O. K. Linscott, and Herb Dickinson as a committee to draw up such a resolution. In presenting the motion Mr. Dickinson pointed out many of the values of such a road, tying in the fact that the area has valuable manganese ore deposits which would be opened up and made available for the new smelt- er which is now just being start- ed at Hill Creek, between Pot— latch and Hoodsport. A motion by Howard Lock- wood, seconded by Lco Johnson, that the Hood Canal Sportsmens! Ass'n support John Keyes of Grays Harbor for the post of director of the Department of Fisheries was voted down. As expected, the fly-fishing ac- tion of the state game commis- sion, which was supported by the Hood Canal Sportsmens Ass’n at the last State Sports Council quarterly meeting, produced fire- works. “Poggie Joe" Orvis of the Thurston County Poggie Club talked at some length in opposi- tion to the action, which set aside the south fork of the Stillagua- mish River and Pass Lake for fly fishing only this year, and also in opposition to a salt water fish- ing license, which is being voiced more and more often of late. Howard Lockwood, one of the Hood Canal delegates who voted to support the game commission’s action on the fly-fishing matter, spoke in support of the action and idea, mincing few words in the process. Senior Scholars At Irene S. Reed High Announced Scholastic leaders among the seniors of the class of 1941 were announced late last week by Irene S. Reed high school authorities as follows: ‘ Carol Jean Hatcher, Shirley Jones, Virginia Look, Margareet .Mallows, Eloise Meininger, Clara- bella Morris, Phil Palmer, Walter Snelgrove, and Thelma Turner. The list is alphabetical, not in the! order of ranking by grade aver- ages. Highest average set by any sen— ior of the 11 in the class was 3.80 points. Under the rating used 4.0 would be perfect as an A grade is rated 4 points, a B as 3 points, a C at 2 points, and a D as one point. The class average is 2.12 points, with the quadrille classifications as follows. first quadrille, 3.80 to 2.62 points; second quadrille, 2.60 to 2.14 points; third quadrille. 2.08 ‘to 1.66 points; fourth quadrille, banned from business, schools, colleges, theatres, parks, and ev- ery association with Gentiles, and only allowed a trifling sum to get out of the country. Mrs. Gold- schmid’s three sons managed to complete their education, one son going to Australia and gaining his doctor's degree, and another, Ot-~ lto, finishing his course in Cali— fornia and finding his first \job at the pulp laboratory in Shel- ton. The third son finished in England and is serving that coun- try, but the mother is pleased to be away from her home country although worried about the plight relatives. Food was scarce and the better class barred from Jewish families land the mother was most impres- lsed after. seeing the Statue of Liberty by the wonderful variety of food that Americans enjoy and the reasonable prices, the peace and contentment she finds and the joy of living in Shelton after the years of hardship which only those who have been through it can understand. She adds the warning that there can be no peace in Europe with Hitler, and while he lasts there is danger to the American way. Of her sister’s family and other, 1.65 to 0.77 points. Horse-Team Driver Hurt In Accident Charles Biehl, Purdy Canyon resident, had a narrow escape from serious injury in a freak traffic accident last week in which a team of horses he Was driving figured prominently. A car with 3. Thurston county license, while passing the Biehl team near the Navy Yard-Olym- pic highway junction, hit the off horse in crowding over to avoid colliding with a truck approach— ing from the opposite direction. Mr. Biehl was thrown to the ground, landing on his back and 10th Land Auction Dated For May 24; $100 Set Aside For Ton- sil Clinic; Three Con- tracts Awarded If the U. S. Forest Service now will be as willing to do its part as the Mason County commission- ers are theirs, that much—sought road to open up the area around (the south fork’ of the Skokomish lRiver is “in the bag.” The county commissioners yes- terday pledged to build the road connecting the Lake Cushman road with the forest service road at .the south fork and to write to the supervisor of the Olympic National Forest asking that de- partment to build the bridge which is necessary to span the south fork and link the two roads. A letter was immediately draft- ed by the county board and dis- patched to Carl Neal, Olympic National Forest supervisor, with the requesb for the bridge con- struction. Sportsmen Submit Request The county board decided undertake the south fork road construction after receiving a. resolution from the Hood Canal Sportsmens Ass'n yesterday in which it was pointed out that opening of the south fork area would be highly desireable to make accessible large manganese deposits and excellent fishing and recreational areas, as well as the value such a road would be for forest fire protection. , A similar request signed by 42 freeholders in the vicinity was filed with the board last Decem- ber, adding weight to yesterday’s request from the Sportsmens Ass’n. Another action of the board yesterday set May 24 as the date for the tenth in the series of public auction sales of tax title land held by the county. Appli- cations for the purchase of tax title land at the May 24 sale will be accepted up,to noon on April 12, the board stipulated. Tonsil Clinic Financed At the request of Dr. H. L. Ken- nedy, the board set aside $100 from its medical fund for a Mason County tonsil clinic for the re- moval of tonsils for borderline cases in the county. No date for such' a clinic was set. A temporary change in the Harstine Island ferry schedule was ordered by the board yesterday as an accommodation to crews employed by Public Utility Dis- trict No. 3 during construction work on the island. The change ordered by the board delays the regular two o’clock trip until 2:30 until further notice. ' Three bids were opened and contracts awarded yesterday by the county board. Mell Chevro- let’s bid to supply a car for road district No. 1 was accepted as being low of two submitted when a $84.01 net, after allowing trade- in of a 1939 model sedan, was offered for furnishing a 1941 se- dan. Huerby Motors submitted the other bid with a $421 net. Prisoners Should Get Fat The bid of the Shelton Hotel Coffee Shop to furnish meals to to 60c per day (two meals a day) was accepted and contract award- ed for the ensuing year. It was the only bid submitted. The menu calls for a breakfast of hotcakes, toast, two eggs, fried ‘potatoes, bacon or ham, and coffee and cream; a dinner of roast beef or other meat, potatoes and some other vegetable, bread and butter, pie or pudding, and coffee and cream. The Journal was awarded con- tract for county official printing in the ensuing year under the same terms as last year. It Was 'the lone bid submitted. The annual contract with the City of Shelton for use of the library facilities by county resi- dents was renewed under the same terms as heretofore, $15 a month being paid by the county. Approval of the state highway department_to proceed with the Cranberry Creek ' bridge, M a s o n Lake road and Hammersley Inlet road projects was received by the board. Fred om . Dies In South News of the passing of Fred Dubuque, former Schneiders Prai- suffering painful injuries. Man ‘Fights’ Buzz Saw, Gets Eye, Knee Injuries he doesn't recommend it as healthy form of exercise. to one eye and knee are his marks of the “battle.” George King, Route 1 resident, tangled with a buzz saw Satur- day and lived to tell about it, but a Painful but not serious injuries rie resident and father of Mrs. Ted Skelsey, former Shelton resi- ‘dent, in Santa Ana, Calif., Friday has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. Horace Skelsey Sr. Mr. Dubuque had been critically ill since Christmas and had been in podr health for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Dubuque moved to California two or three years ago for his health’s sake. Funeral services were held yes- terday at Santa Ana and burial was also there. county prisoners at 30c apiece, or ' ...,.L;_.1_nm~e_5m.~q-., .