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100 years ago from the pages of The Union

Two men boarded the Marysville-Nevada City stage at Smartsville in a drunken state. They were so obnoxious they were tied down in the coach at the Seven Mile House by Driver Charles Sevey.

Three hundred thousand coal miners walk out in Indiana.

Ah Jim, a Chinese peddler, was cruelly beaten and robbed on Henderson Street.



In New Jersey, it’s a misdemeanor for a woman to wear a hat with feathers, wings or bodies of birds upon it.

‘Charlie horse’ is an old term that originated with early-day baseball, declare old players.




Captain D. S. Donahue, Washington mining man, was declared insane by the lunacy commission and committed to Napa.

Police club women strikers at the American Tobacco Company in Louisville, Kentucky.

Civil War veteran Andrew Hewitt of North San Juan passed away at Sweetland.

Commander Peary claims his exploration days are over – will not get to the South Pole.

The Grass Valley park fund raised $1,100 with a tag sale.

Buffalo Bill Cody and his estranged wife have reconciled at Cody’s North Platte, Nebraska ranch.

Autos are becoming plentiful locally as many have been ordered.

Owen Wister, author of ‘The Virginian,’ was detained at custom under suspicion of smuggling opium.

Cyrus Hill will sell the property at Neal and South Auburn Streets for a park.

Roosevelt, still in Europe, will not see the pope because the latter insists Roosevelt not meet with other denominations there.

Weather will be nice for Easter egg hunts.

An Empire mine mule was killed in an accident yesterday when the animal fell a considerable distance.

A fine, comic opera, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ played at the theater last night.

The Board of Supervisors makes it unlawful to haul heavy loads over soft roads during the rainy season. This should save the roads and cause up-country people to get their supplies in earlier.

Shurtleff and Paine to purchase the Graniteville stage line today.

Capt. Jones, Bennett Street saloon keeper, may lose his license – accused by Nightwatchman Peterson of running a resort for the lowest characters.

Japan is rushing to complete a great naval base on Formosa. Many in authority feel war will come between the U.S. and Japan someday …

The Biograph film ‘In Old California’ will play at the Broadway tonight.

Joseph Lippitt will establish an automobile mail route between here and Marysville. Mail will no longer be carried by horse stage.

An agent for the Government will take a census of Indians next Friday – probably the last one to be taken of local tribes.

Cy Young, 43, still a marvel of a twirler, will continue to play for the Cleveland Americans.

The City revokes the licenses of Capt. Young – declared he ran a disorderly house, frequented by men and women full of liquor.

Trapped by barred windows and metal doors, six firemen burned to death during the destruction of the New Haven, Connecticut county jail.

Frank Harrigan was brought down from Truckee to serve 180 days for larceny – stealing whisky from a saloon.

Miss Lottie Tessler of Bullards Bar had her tonsils removed at Jones Hospital and is doing nicely.

More speed records were broken at the motordrome in Los Angeles – Barney Oldfield in a Knox defeated De Palma in a Fiat in a new record for stock vehicles.

Mr. H. Wilkes arrived here yesterday in a brand new 1910 Elmore car.

A whiskey price war in Cincinnati drops whiskey to $1.30 a gallon – over-production is blamed.

A 50 HP Cartercar, ordered by the Daley Brothers of Alleghany, arrived in Nevada City last night.

Hiram Johnson, seeking the nomination for governor, gave a speech at Grass Valley last night.

Mark Twain is seriously ill of angina.

Lester Myers found a box of giant caps in his yard on Broad Street – how they got there is unknown.

The young son of John Ramsey of Grove Street was very severely punished by Miss Mary Douglass, a school teacher, exhibiting welts and bruises on his body. The teacher has been called on to apologize.

Two negroes were lynched in Arkansas for participating in a jail delivery. A coroner’s jury declared that the lynched men committed suicide …

Samuel Clemens – Mark Twain – passed away, worn out by family grief and physical ills.

Forty-one men die in a coal mine disaster in Birmingham, Alabama.

An auto frightened William Sutherland’s horse near Allison Ranch – both horse and wagon destroyed.

The Interstate Commerce Commission finds an increase of railroad accident deaths in the last quarter of 1909 – 1,099 deaths, 301 more than in the same period of 1908.

Mrs. C. M. Wilson and Mrs. Nile, carrying their luggage, left Nevada City at 5:30 a.m. and walked to Malakoff, arriving there at 11:45 a.m.

Nine Ringling Brothers circus elephants went wild in Danville, Ill., injuring several people.

More than 100 tons of dynamite went off in Kobe, Japan harbor – 15,000 dwellings destroyed.

Material for the Gilmore flying machine is arriving.


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