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Description: Saturday, October 5, 1878Date: October 5 1878
Newspaper published in: Antioch
The Weekly Antioch Ledger
Antioch, Contra Costa County, California
Saturday, 5 OCTOBER 1878
BORN - At Antioch, October 2nd, 1878, to the wife of James O’DONNELL, a daughter.
SAMUEL ROBERTS, who was reported as having shot himself last week at Somersville, is recovering and it is believed will be fully restored to health.
GUILTY of BIGAMY -
John W. RICKS, who was arrested at the Empire Coal Mine some months since for bigamy, having married Miss Susan PEPPER, of Sonoma, in 1857 and Polly PECKHAM in 1877, because he had not seen Susan for 5 years, was recently tried and found guilty as charged. RICKS will have an opportunity to meditate upon the vanity of life at San Quentin. Being a preacher he may receive the appointment of Chaplain.
The ‘South Coast,’ published at San Luis Obispo by C.L. WOODS, formerly of Antioch, has been enlarged to an 8 column journal and otherwise improved. We are pleased to note the evidently increasing prosperity of the publisher, who stands sponsor for a people located in one of the fairest sections of our sunny State.
AT THE Methodist Conference held at Napa, recently, the following appointments were made for Contra Costa county:
San Ramon, W.D. CRABB
Walnut Creek, W.B. PRIDDY
Antioch and Somersville, G.G. WALTER
Point of Timber, W. GAFNEY
BEAR and 2 CUBS SEEN -
Wm. A. BRUNKHORST and F.M. WILLS, while riding through the chapparal a few miles east of town last Sunday, suddenly came upon a bear and 2 cubs. On approach of the buggy the 3 bears were quickly lost to view in the thick growth of brush. The cubs were the size of a full grown hog. One of the latter was within shooting distance, but having only a load of quail shot the gentlemen thought it useless to attempt the life of the bear and so rode on. We since learn that the bear has been seen several times by parties residing in that neighborhood.
List of letters remaining unclaimed in the Postoffice at Antioch, Contra Costa county, California, Oct. 1, 1878. If not claimed within 1 month they will be sent to the Dead Letter office:
DWINELLE, Mrs. E.
HEALEY, Arthur J.
JEWELL, Edwin L.
MARSHALL, J.W.; 2
WINSOR, Wm.; 7