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Howell Yesterday r" August 26, ago. [t was in C]ov- afternoo g side of SOme of the lazily wood steps while under COV - ;Iov- dog chased street, in a own- warehouse Doc Co- dentist, ers U.S. genial host greeted enthu- was of the past already preparing the even- ing meal as their children played about the kitchen. Captain Fields across the street in front of Brushs store was bragging to some locals about the orange crop he had that year, and talking about the new ranches being worked up for growing fruit and grapes. It was a typical day in a small town in northern Call- fornia; except for one thing, the stage was late and the Wells Fargo agent fingered his railroad watch nerv- ously, passengers awaiting impatiently grumbled a- bout the service as they were eager to get out of the heat and to their destina- tion; some were refreshing themselves at the hotel bar, and a few more were over at the steam beer brewery on Second Street hoisting a few. Suddenly a man on horseback, amid a cloud of dust, appeared on the hori- zon waving his hand ex- citedly, the people rose and rushed out on the street to see what the excitement was all about. As the horseman came to a halt, and the dust cleared, the rider was identified as My- ers F. Truitt. In an excited, high pitched voice, he shouted "The stage has been robbed - out by my place." Hoda]ey helped the ex- cited man down from his horse. Someone pressed a drink in his hand; he con- tinued his narrative. "We was sitting on our porch and we heard gunfire from the road, we run out and could see a lot of horses, and the stage careening crazily as the driver at- tempted to stop her - Four robbers fired at the / guard and he fell to the ground, more shots were fired and a sharp cry from the stage made us believe one or more of the passengers was hit. They were riding on the top with Woodworth and the buckshot intended for him evidently hit them in- stead, near as I know the box was taken and the rob- bets rode off heading north." "It was awful" he gasped, "and someone bet- ter call the sheriff" he said, as he sunk heavily to the ground. It had been an exciting day for Mr. Turitt and the townspeople were upset because there had been a series of these rob- beries recently and Wells Fargo hadn't attempted to improve the security or ap- prehend the robbers. Upon their heads rested the re- sponsibility of this most deplorable tragedy. The driver, Sam Woodworth, had a severe cheek wound, and the agent for I. Freid- lander, B. S. Coffman, was badly wounded and two of the passengers were killed. One was T.H. Benton of Ukiah travelling with his aging mother - all told there were four ladies and ten gentlemen on the stage. A week later on Aug. 26, 1871 a special news item appeared in the Press Dem- ocrat "REWARD FOR THE ROBBERS" - Wells Fargo and co. offer $I000 reward each. I. Friedlander, $1000, and the Governor has ad- ded to these the full amount of the law $1000, for the arrest and conviction of the Stage robbers and murder- ers who killed two persons. That made a total of $6000 offered for the villains. On Wednesday, August 25, 1982 Page 7 Oct. 14, the same year, another stage was robbed within a mile of the toll- house on McDonalds grade ten miles West of Clover- dale, two masked men or- dered the driver, George Carter. to stop. aiming a sawed off shotqun at the frightened man. He threw down the box which the robbers broke open and took $185. Leav- ing in a hurry, they left behind $740 on the ground. Seven passengers were in a stage, but were not mo- lested, a large party of citizens from Cloverdale Merchants window conte00, All Cloverdale MER- CHANTS are invited to compete in a Window Dis- play Contest utilizing pro- ducts from their stores and this year's Harvest Fair Theme of "Harvest Hoe- down." In order to qualify in time for the judging, the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce must receive your entry form by this Friday, August 27, 4 p.m. and your display completed by September 1. We en- courage all merchant's par- ticipation in this competi- tion. There will be cash were in pursuit of the Harvest Fair Dance bandits. The stagecoaches are gone, now part of the past, those wooden chariots that transported passengers dustily, and snaeenly over rutted and dusty roads, around the next bend no one knew who was lurking to relieve them of their valuables and perhaps their lives, a sinking feeling was experienced when those desperados stepped out from behind a rock or tree with the menacing cry - "Throw down the box - and put up your hands". Next week the appre- hension of the robbers! Featured entertainers at the Cloverdale Harvest Fair on September 11 will be Dean Titus and The Coyote Cowboys country-western band. They'll perform two free concerts Saturday af- ternoon and for the Harvest Fair Dance that evening from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. The foursome takes pride in a musical style all their own with Dean Titus on rhythm guitar and vocals, Craig Titus on lead guitar and vocals, Ed Walker lea- tured on bass guitar and Guy Pronsolino on drums. Titus and The Coyote Cowboys have developed their own style favorinq the songs of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. The group has established their infectious country sounds in Mendo- cino County while perform- inl at the Potter Valley Festival & Rodeo, the Noyo River Inn and at the Men- dodno County Fair in Boon- ville. t prizes awarded to first, second, and third place winners. Join in the fun and competition; be crtlve. Perhaps your display will draw in the extra local or tourist dollar Labor Day weekend through Fair Time September 11 and 12 Also along with the Coyote Cowboys in Valerie Wilson. She's featured with the group while singing the songs of Emmy Lou Harris, ,Juice Newton and other country greats. Admission to the Sep- tember ii & 12 Cloverdale Harvest Fair will be free and the Saturday afternoon concerts featuring the Dean Titus and The Coyote Cow- boys will also be free. Admission to the Harvest Fair Dance Saturday night will be $3.00. 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