5 Issues Of The Escondido Times, 8 pages, a weekly, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, all from 1902, measuring 12 1/2 by 19 inches. In front page stories---Bishop Thoburn says we are "in the Philippines by the act of God." Mr. Bryan would like to have the truly good Bishop point to the chapter and verse which tells us to go with bayonets and torches and water cure to preach the peaceful and loving gospel of the Nazarene.... The body of a woman has been washed ashore at Santa Monica with a bullet hole in the head.....The Indians of the lower Yukon river claim to have discovered a petrified ship, which they believe is Noah's Ark..... In County News---J.W. Hedges of the grocery department of Graham & Steiner of Escondido, accompanied by his wife, were in Ramona last Friday.....Ramona needs a lumber yard and a hardware and implement house...... Oceanside--- E.S. Graham of Redlands has leased the Graves cottage for three months and with his family will absorb Oceanside's summer climate...... Dr. Palmer of Davenport, Ia., accompanied by his wife, who is a niece of "Uncle" Jack Myers, visited Mr. and Mrs. Myers this week. Mrs. Palmer is a grandniece of General Thomas of the Union army. She has not seen her uncle for fifty years, and it as a pleasant surprise.....National City--- The Chula Vista yacht club has completed arrangements to take part in the Fourth of July yacht races.....John Kran, of Pasadena, formerly of Tia Juana is in this section buying horses to take up to Pasadena.....The school county school census shows that Escondido will have 361 children attending classes next year.... In Escondido news--- A number of the attendants at the fiesta at Santa Ysabel came to Escondido last Sunday and had the finishing touches by participating in a horse race near town, on which quite a few dollars changed hands.....D.R. Jones, principal of the Escondido grammar schools last term, is spending the summer at his old home in Wisconsin. He will return to California this fall..... James Frazier postmaster of Jesee and one of the prosperous ranchers on Palomar mountain, was in town Monday, doing business with our merchants.... The front page of the July 31st edition contains a farewell from the Times editor of ten years, Charles K. Holmburg, he writes in his last paragraph "And now, dear readers, one and all, we bid you farewell. Whatever may befall us, or whatever in future years our lot may be cast, the fair Escondido region will ever hold a dear place in our memory, and for its people we shall always have a warm spot in our heart. Farewell!"....... This scribe (Bookbeau) will miss the writing of Mr. Holmburg, a sharp, witty, no-nonsense editor, with a definite left of center attitude. I hope he prospered wver he was bound for. Condition-- in good condition, normal age discoloration, binding holes spaced down the left margin, one issue has a one inch straight line cut at the fold, all issues clean and readable, these are ex-libris copies with library stamps at the masthead. This last issue edited by Charles Holmburg is a must for any Escondido history collector.
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