Brad Prowse

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March 12, 2008
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100 years ago in Nevada County

All Fool's Day and someone placed a dummy across the trolley tracks, forcing the car to stop.

Joseph Bennellack returns from the much-overrated town of Rawhide.

Fair until rain the 15th and then off-on rain until month's end.

Hundreds of tons of steel have arrived for the new Narrow Gauge bridge over the Bear River.

Elotia Hacker, 10, was committed to the Glen Ellen home for the feebleminded.

Hatfield, the rainmaker, must produce 5 inches of rain at Crows Landing by the 15th or lose $3,000.

Everything points to an early spring - rain badly needed.

Miss Eugene Godat contracted ptomaine poisoning after eating catfish.

In Atlantic City, Bill Harriss, an engineer, hired a pretty young widow to care for his household and children. Her mother objected to the young woman remaining in the home alone with no other adult, so Harriss married her rather than lose her. She became a housekeeper on Wednesday and a bride on Saturday.

The Reliance Hose company will have two horses and will abandoned its antiquated handcart for a modern wagon.

Competitors in the New York-to-Paris race complain that the American car was allowed to use railroad rights-of-way denied to foreign cars.

Isaak Sanks, our local weatherman, asked the Government to furnish him a thermometer - they said the instrument costs $9 and he would have to buy his own. Isaak is upset insofar as he serves without pay.

Raymond Clinch won in Sunday's tennis tournament, defeating Raymond Parsons 6-3, 6-2.

William Worthington's house on Lost Hill nearly burned down - quick work by firemen saved it.

A runaway orecart at the North Star badly injured William Murley.

Roosevelt directs an injunction against Southern laws that discriminate against black railroad passengers.

Katie Martin, an Indian woman from Pleasant Valley, and her young nephew are missing and feared dead.

The six-year old son of the George Murphys of Rough and Ready is recovering from appendicitis. He swallowed an empty .22 cartridge and then took sick.

Glenbrook Park was leased to Joe Mansfield of Chico for five years. He will spend considerable money to improve the grounds.

Crow Indians appeared in Washington to protest the opening of their reservation to settlement. They were rebuffed.

Actress Georgia Harper will perform in "Nell Gwynne" at the Nevada Theatre.

Riverside County is now completely anti-saloon.

A red-hot baseball game in Pleasant Valley Sunday between Pleasant Valley and Newton - Newton lost.

The famous actor Nate Goodwin said Booth Tarkington is writing a play for him.

The Indian woman, Katie Martin, was found alive and well in Yuba County, but no sign of her nephew.

Bill Casey, a perennial nuisance around here, was escorted to the Colfax train by the marshal.

A herd of elephants from the Sells-Floto circus broke loose and terrified the city of Riverside. Two people killed.

It's reported that the Indian woman, Katie Martin, is living with a white lover at the Dobbins ranch, and her nephew is being cared for by others.

The Narrow Gauge has added 10 cars to its rolling stock.

Latest is that Katie Martin is NOT living with a white man.

Forty-one killed in an Australian train wreck as two trains collide.

The railroad is losing thousands of dollars due to the opening of cars while en route. Arrests may be made in Truckee over this.

John Taylor, president of the American League's Boston team, objects to rough language used by ball players.

The Armory Association held its 8th annual masquerade ball.

Gypsies are camped near the Glenbrook house. Two of the obnoxious band, young women, went house to house, begging alms.

Roxie Miller is carrying his left hand in a sling after accidentally discharging a revolver.

One man stabbed, another shot in Floriston in a religious quarrel.

In the Philippines, natives are attacking Americans again.


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