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Weekly Antioch Ledger
Weekly Antioch Ledger
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Description: Saturday, September 28, 1878

Date: September 28 1878

Newspaper published in: Antioch

The Weekly Antioch Ledger
Antioch, Contra Costa County, California
Saturday, 28 SEPTEMBER 1878

MARRIED - SMITH-McNAMARA - At Antioch, Sept. 22, 1878, by Justice of the Peace, T.D. WREN; Mr. Joseph F. SMITH to Miss Anna McNAMARA, nbth of Marsh Creek.
Martinez, September 23d, 1878

Samuel ROBERTS, a young man about 23 years of age and engaged in the store of F. GAMBS, at Somersville, shot himself with a pistol in a rear room of the store on Wednesday. The ball entered the right breast, passed through the body and was extracted by Doctor WOLFORD, from a point just below the right shoulder blade. At this hour of writing, Thursday noon, he is still living, though it is believed the wound will prove fatal. No reason is assigned for the desperate act. ROBERTS has for several years been a resident of Somersville, a promising young man, of good morals, no bad habits, trustworthy and highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him. It is reported by some that the shooting was an accident but others assert it must have been with suicidal intent which, under the circumstances, seems most probable.

I take this opportunity of expressing my sincere thanks to Mr. H.W. BREWER, Mr.&Mrs. F. WILLIAMS, Doctor WEMPLE and wife, Doctor PARKISON and G.C. CARMAN, for the kind assistance, hospitality and courtesy extended myself and associates during our recent visit to Antioch to give a concert in aid of the yellow fever sufferers.

WE REGRET to learn that our townsman, M.S. LEVY, is quite ill at San Francisco. He went to the city to attend the funeral of the late S. WOLF and has not since been able to return.

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC gallery of C. SUTTERLEY will be removed to Lipmans store, Point of Timber next week, when all who reside in that neighborhood will have an opportunity to secure as good pictures as can be obtained in the city at reasonable prices. Mr. SUTTERLEY is a skillful artist and we can cheerfully recommend him to those who wish any work in his line of business.

A.K.P. NASON and family removed to Cornwall Monday, to take charge of the railroad section house at that place. D.H. CLEAVES and family are in charge of the Antioch section boarding house.

This malady, so fatal to children, still lingers at Somersville. There have been a number of cases during the past 2 months and on this account the Trustees thought it prudent to temporarily close the public school.


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