100 years ago in Nevada County 7/7/07 | TheUnion.com

100 years ago in Nevada County 7/7/07

July 1907

William Sigourney fired two shots into Dr. I. E. Scobee at Scobee’s Park Avenue home and then killed himself. The entire affair is shrouded in mystery. Scobee is at the Jones Hospital.

In Kansas City, Jesse James, Jr. was licensed to practice law. A few years ago it looked as if he might follow his father’s footsteps when a train holdup was attempted.

The diphtheria flag went up on the Buena Vista Street home of Andrew Williams, whose son is afflicted.

Rear Admiral Joseph Bullock Coghlan retired. He became an ensign in 1863.

July started out warm, got hot mid-month then became unsettled and fair at the end.

Inventor Lee De Forest has built a wireless telephone service from New Jersey to New York.

A shortage exists in the local hen fruit crop– eggs are being shipped from Sacramento.

John D. Rockefeller has been dodging Government subpoenas looking into Standard Oil’s monopoly tactics.

The Western Federation of Miners pledges itself to Socialism. Local miners aren’t interested in the subject.

Grass Valley prepares for the Fourth with a mammoth parade and many floats.

While watering his yard, Sydney Arthur inadvertently played the waterhose on overhead electrical lines. He received quite a jolt.

Carl Fischer and Allen Hill put on a bucking display in the Nevada City plaza as they tried to break a horse.

Mayor Schmitz, of San Francisco, receives five years for extortion.

Thomas Ingram was elected president of the Grass Valley board of education for the sixth time.

The Interstate Commerce Commission declares that railroads must treat people of color, who hold valid first-class tickets, the same as whites.

Local miners returning from other camps say that all-around conditions for miners can’t be beat in Grass Valley.

The I.W.W. is regaining strength. It’s feared they may cause strife here.

The county may purchase the 40 acre Celio Dairy ranch for $3,500– it will be used to raise food for the hospital.

A New York magistrate says there’s no law against a man and a maid spooning in her parlor as long as he leaves by 10:30.

Unknown miscreants damaged the lavatory of the Lincoln school. A sharp eye must be kept on the school after dark.

A powder explosion in a turret of the battleship Georgia, in Massachusetts Bay, killed six men.

The remains of Sariseo Benedeto, who killed himself a year ago, were found in Willow Valley.

Roosevelt entertained Admiral Yamamoto at his Sagamore Hill home.

Nevada City tonsorialists will not raise their rates as have the Grass Valley barbers who now charge 35 cents for a haircut and 25 cents for a shave.

The baseball mask was first worn by Harvard player in the 1870s–he was guyed for being ‘soft.’

In his cups, Frank Hughes wandered away form his brother’s home. His body was found floating in a pool of water in Deer Creek, near Michael Kindrick’s home.

Grass Valley is $9,000 shy is assessments this year as rolls shrink– businessmen watch for substantial rate change.

A locomotive boiler exploded in Penryn putting engineer C. L. Deming and firemen D.W. Bryant in the hospital with fearful burns.

Mrs. Ah Yow, a 40 year resident, died in Chinatown, after a long illness.

Nightwatchman Rafter had a hard tussle with a stranger full of bug juice. Rafter was hit in the mouth whereupon he cracked the man over the head with his cane and felled him like a log.

Sheriff Walker is looking for a girl of about 16 who was seen running from the trolley tracks near the substation, her clothing torn and bloody.

In Philadelphia, Jack Johnson stopped Bob Fitzsimmons in the second round.

The North Star mine will receive an air compressor of 1,500 foot-air displacement, nearly double the size of their present compressor.

Philadelphia schools outlaw playground kissing games such as ‘spin the plate,’ ‘drop the handkerchief’ and ‘going to Jerusalem.’ Such games are said to be unhygienic.

Eight year-old Albert Helman, of Long Street, passed away of lockjaw.

Nevada City’s new Carnegie Library is almost finished.

The steamer Columbia collided with the steamer San Pedro off the Mendocino coast–77 dead. Burt Austin, of Spenceville, survived.

The night carmen at the Empire are requesting 25 cents a day increase in wages.

Attorney Clarence Darrow, defending miner William Haywood in a Colorado murder trial, sees his man found not guilty.

Many Chinese are expected to turn out for a game between the locals and a Marysville team that features a Chinese player.

W. H. Holbrook was arrested for battery. He struck Elmer Trevithic’s 12 year-old son over the head with a cane. Holbrook claims the boy was annoying him.

A man was thrown from his buggy on the Grass Valley road when the horse was frightened by an automobile.

Mrs. S.A. Kidder will donate a drinking fountain on Bennett Street to the City.

Back east, in an endorsement of the ‘unwritten law,’ a brother was exonerated fro killing a man who had ‘ruined’ his sister and then failed to marry her.

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