How the Glorious Fourth Was Celebrated and Miscellaneous News
July 4th, 1892
The glorious old Fourth has come and departed, as have a large consignment of the toughest lot of tramps that ever struck the town.
At one time there was no less than thirty healthy, dirty bums in town holding down chairs at a saloon, blocking up the sidewalk so that pedestrians had to take the street or push themselves through a reeking mass of filth and listen to a lot of filthy and obscene language. Sheriff Cady has ordered a lot of them out of the town.
Yesterday the Milford and Susanville ball clubs crossed bats at this place. About 300 people witnessed the contest. Both clubs had a large crowd of rooters that paid strict attention to business.
Ed. Detrick acted as mascot for the home club. He used a small tin horn to assist him, which brought down numerous anathemas on his sorrel head. There was some very good ball playing on both sides.
The score was, Susanville 17 and Milford 13. James McCleland acted as umpire. Some of his decisions could walk without any assistance, at least that is what some of the enthusiasts say. The same teams will soon play a match game for $100 a side.
The firemen gave a ball in the evening which was well attended, something over fifty tickets being sold.
Uncle Jake McKissick of Long Valley was in town this week.
Last week Assessor Harrison swore out a complaint against Citero Gibson, alias “Springheel Jack,” for abusive language and refusing to give his name to the assessor. He was tried before Justice Blake, who gave him 25 days in the cooler.
T.F. Hearndon was allowed to take 30 days in the jail for loud talk and fighting.
Several capitalists have been up from San Francisco looking over the different irrigating schemes in the country. Haying has commenced. The crop is not as heavy as usual. The alfalfa is up to the standard.
Work is progressing very fast on the Eagle Lake cut. Most of the machinery is in place and ready for use.
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