Mail Tribune 100

Jan. 12, 1917


The Southern Pacific Railroad company must pay $7500 to the estate of Chas L. Dillen, who was killed last March when an automobile in which he was riding was struck by a freight train near Hugo.

The action brought against the railroad corporation by E. E. Blanchard as administrator for the estate occupied several days of time in the circuit court, both sides putting up a strong case. The plaintiffs alleged responsibility for the accident against the railroad company, while the defendants maintained that due care was not used by the occupants of the auto in making the crossing.

The jury brought in the verdict for the entire amount sued for by the plaintiffs.


In spite of the fact that the city was divided by rigid factional lines prior to the recent election, harmony is expected to prevail between the Gates and Medynski factions during the Gates administration.

Following the election of Gates, F. V. Medynski, defeated candidate, extended his heartiest congratulations to Mr. Gates and assured him of his heartiest support should any occasion arise when his services might be useful.

Mayor-Elect Gates issued the following statement Friday afternoon concerning his meeting with Mr. Medynski:

"Mr. Medynski has proven to be one of the best losers I have ever been acquainted with. I feel very elated over Mr. Medynski's congratulations and the promises he extended of his earnest moral support.


  • On January 1 the California-Oregon Power company took over the Headlight power plant at Carrville, Trinity county Cal. The plant has a capacity of about 150 kilowatts. It was purchased from the Trinity, Gold Mining and Reduction company. The C. O. P. Co. also acquired the generating plant at Trinity Center. O. C. Falling is in Trinity county connecting the plants with the service lines of the company.

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