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100 Years Ago in Nevada County

In Dallas, two school superintendents, bad blood between them, met in the streets with revolvers. One dead, one will recover.

Almost 100 more children are enrolled in Grass Valley schools this year – 1,360.

On-and-off rain most of the month.



Mining men suggest resuming hydraulic mining – claim the new money generated would rebuild San Francisco.

The Senate votes funds to rebuild public buildings in San Francisco. City officials claim they don’t need Federal help or charity – they will rebuild the city themselves. Meanwhile, donations pour in from around the world.




Reports that Dr. H.W. Taggart, now working with the Red Cross in San Francisco, was shot and killed are erroneous. It was a cousin of his.

Agnews Insane Asylum was destroyed in the quake – 107 dead.

Barney Fredenburr accidentally chopped off his left foot. He unharnessed a horse and, foot hanging by shreds of flesh, mounted and galloped into town. He should recover though it’s likely the foot can’t be saved.

Americans have won the greatest number of events in the Olympic Games in Athens. The Greeks are second, Swedes third.

Florence, young daughter of Captain and Mrs. F.W. Joseph of San Francisco, staying here after being burned out, died at the A.R. Morrison home on Walrath Avenue.

San Francisco officials warn that money sharks are reporting banks and insurance companies will fail. All savings banks will open Monday and all commercial banks are doing lively business today.

Truckee area lumber mills are ready to start up; will run night a day to fill all the orders.

In Pennsylvania, a young child, believed to have hydrophobia, will be treated with the famous Bundy madstone, once owned by an old Indian woman.

Black Jack Richards, a character of unsavory reputation, created a scene on Mill Street. He received a rap on the head from a billy when he didn’t move on as per an officer’s request.

Word just received that the quake brought Sonoma County great ruin and destruction.

Hobos swarm the trains in Truckee – brakemen unable to put them off.

In Milwaukee, Albert Schlossman was fined $5 for kissing his girlfriend in public. Since she kissed back, the girlfriend was fined $5 too.

The Grass Valley baths will soon open – water changed twice a week.

Aid continues to pour into San Francisco. The Army claims there’s a plentiful supply on hand at present.

Nevada City’s Company ‘C’ is on duty in San Francisco.

In New York, young Veronica McCann was about to be buried when the minister, touching her hands one last time, noticed them to be warm. A doctor was summoned and the funeral has been delayed.

San Francisco saloon licensees have been revoked for the time being.

Willie Hoppe, a boy billiardist, won first prize in a Chicago tournament.

William Stevens, on his way to the city prison, made a dash for freedom and got a bullet in the arm for his pains.

R.N. Smoot of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away. He was in on a plot to kidnap Lincoln but claimed to know nothing of the assassination plans.

Wounded William Stevens was paroled to his mother overnight – today he was found to have skipped.

A Canadian train was held up by a gang led by the notorious Bill Miner, a man with more money on his head than any other West Coast desperado.

Truckee gets a fine, ten bedroom, two bath, two story hotel – brought from Redding in sections and reassembled here.

May Sutton, champion woman’s tennis player, defeated Mrs. Barger-Wallach, the New York champion, 6-2, 6-2.

Nevada’s Washoe County is suing Floriston’s paper mill for polluting the Truckee River.

The next Parliament will introduce an Irish local government bill that falls between dissolution and home rule.

John Phillips and Richard Bonython were killed by a falling rock at the 2,300 foot level of the North Star mine.

Japan determined to control trade – erects new tariffs against U.S. goods.

Nevada City prepares for the Fourth – held there this year.

George McManus, manager of the St. Louis Browns, plans a players reunion of the most famous game in baseball: May 1, 1877, at St. Louis between the Browns and the Syracuse Stars in the era of the lively ball. The game went 15 innings to a 0-0 draw.

Moving pictures of a ruined San Francisco will be shown at the auditorium.

Deputy Sheriff Bouland and outlaw Frank Hudson shot it out on the streets of Aandrako, Oklahoma. Both seriously injured.

San Francisco Insurance companies pledge to make good on policies held there.

A small motor car for the Narrow Gauge is being built by a Sacramento firm. It will carry 10 people – should be ready in about six weeks.

British battle Zulus – 70 natives killed.

The Baltimore and Ohio railroad had between 200 and 250 monster locomotives built for use on their road. Then Chief engineer Carothers made an investigation of the road and found the bridges and tunnels were too low to admit the great machines.


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