100 years ago in Nevada County | TheUnion.com

100 years ago in Nevada County

The Diggers’ annual “big cry” will be held at the Bree ranch south of town. The ceremony continues thanks to a few old bucks. Younger tribesmen, weaned from Indian ways, see no reason to buy new goods and burn them as sacrifices to their ancestors.

A one-legged hobo on crutches made a lunge with a knife at Deputy Martin. He is a dope friend and is now in jail.

A transcontinental balloon race in November will offer $25,000 prize money.

The South Yuba Company warns that water is short.

Five people are killed in Burlingame when an auto went over a bank.

Three deaths in two days: James Mitchell, typhoid, Russell Lincoln, tuberculosis and Mrs. Frank Morandi, illness.

An American slang word has taken over London – lallapaloosa.

Little Mabel Jones, 13, passed away at the Convent from pneumonia.

A Zeppelin airship made a record 24-hour flight and Germany orders 12 war dirigibles.

The Central house, above Nevada City, burns to the grounds.

Army Officers in the Bay Area start their second day of a fifty mile “fitness” hike mandated by the President. According to Colonel John Clem, “The Drummer Boy Of Shiloh”, the party was in the best of condition.

John Ghidotti bagged two fine bucks.

In Mingo County, West Virgina, Miss Mattie Curry, a beautiful young woman, has cropped her hair, donned men’s attire and opened up a general store, insisting people now call her Matthew and treat her as a man.

John Morgan, president of the Citizens Bank, stopped a runaway on Main Street last evening.

Barney Oldfield narrowly escaped death when a tire on his racer exploded.

Grass Valley has bought a trained fire horse from the Sacramento fire department.

The condition of the U.S. treasury on one day: Receipts, $1,600,000, expenditures, $1,400,000.

John Richards was shot to death by John Moulton in Chicago Park. Moulton has been hanging about the Richards place, insisting they take him in. Moulton claims he thought Richards was going for a gun.

In France, Wilber Wright demonstrates his aeroplane.

A family of four–name and destination unknown – came through here yesterday, all their belongings loaded on nine mules.

Three white men are dead, two blacks lynched, a hundred injured and forty homes – mostly of blacks – destroyed in Springfield, Ill., race riots.

Labor organizers have tried to induce E.W. Tarr to discharge Greeks working on the ditch to the Blue Point mine and use only American workers.

George Root, manager of the Kenosha mine was overcome by gas and powder smoke in the mine. Engineer Benoit managed to pull him to safety.

In England, live “Teddy Bears” are all the rage with society women, they are paying $150 or more for the diminutive animals imported from Borneo. The fad will soon pass.

Jimmy Penmen, the mixologist at the Union Hotel, said the Bigg Bill Steam Roller is the latest in mixed drinks: Two jiggers of cold, black coffee, a pony of brandy, a pony of pure cream, a small spoonful of sugar, shake well in ice and strain – look out for the steam roller!

Neighbor Tim Coughlan pulled John Armstrong from a dry well at the rear of his property at Park and Auburn Streets.

A female baseball team from Chicago will play here Sunday. They’re said to be real cute and a large picture on display at Abraham’s cigar store shows the dear, sweet things in bloomers and they are nothing shy on looks. The supposedly have beaten some teams on their tour.

The UNION is now running a 6-panel comic strip on the Ladies Page named “The Newly Weds”. It’s drawn by George McManus.

Comedians Kolb & Dill, household names in America, will appear at the theater.

The Narrow Gauge will use its motorized vehicle for passenger runs between the Twin Cities for the summer months – round trip, 25 cents.

Both France and Germany experimented with woman cab drivers. They could not cope with the snow and rain and they lacked the dexterity to drive.

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