Auburn Journal 20 February 1919
WEALTHY LINCOLN MAN BELIEVED
DEAD IN STORM ON DIVIDE, BODY SOUGHT
Lume Adams, well-to-do Lincoln man,
83 years old, was lost in a snow storm
near Forest Hill early Tuesday morning
of last week and it is believed he perished,
as no trace of him has been found.
Searching parties have scoured the country
roundabout without success. Adams went to the
Divide six weeks ago on learning that his two
brothers Timothy and Harry Adams, were sick
with influenza. He took care of them until
they were out of danger and then left early
one morning to walk the four miles from the cabin
to Forest Hill, intending to take a stage there
for Colfax to return to his home.
A few days later it was found he had not reached
Lincoln and investigation developed the fact that
he had not reached Forest Hill. Then the search
began, and it has continued daily since.
A reward of $50 has been posted by Lincoln friends
for the recovery of the body.
In the meantime Harry Adams has had a relapse and
on account of his age it is feared he cannot recover.
The brothers, with another brother, George Adams,
came to California in 1852. George died a few years
ago. Two remained on the Divide in a never ending
search for gold, but Lume went to the lower country
and tried his luck at farming.
A few years ago, when a storm blew down the chimney
of his rented house he found $12,000 among the bricks.
As no owner could be located, he kept the money.
George Adams and another man were the only survivors
of a party of 35 fortune seekers who came to San
Francisco “around the Horn,” cholera having broken
out on the ship.
BOLSHEVISM AND THE LITTLE SAVING STAMPS
Vaccinate the nation with thrift as a prophylactic
against “Bolshevism” is the appeal of Governor
James K. Lynch of the Federal Reserve Bank in a
letter sent yesterday to all bankers of the Twelfth
Federal Reserve District thanking them for their aid
during the war and urging continued support until the
“‘job is finished.”
“Wars are generally followed by pestilence,” wrote Governor
Lynch. ‘‘Spanish influenza, starting in Europe raged
a year before we gave it much attention. Working westward,
it attacked our physical health and thousands of our
“There is another pestilence raging in Europe which
is a menace to our financial and national wealth.
It is called ‘Bolshevism.’ It has Russia by the throat.
Anarchy sits on the throne with a bloody sword in one
hand and a flaming torch in the other. This disease is
also working westward. Already it is knocking at our doors.
No quarantine will keep it out. Our best remedy is the
War Savings Stamp. Let us vaccinate the whole nation with thrift.
“It is fundamental that no man will seek to overthrow
the government that owes him money. Banks should encourage
the sale of War Savings Stamps. As the heritage of war let
us permanently secure to the American people the blessings of thrift.”