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100 years ago in Nevada County – July 1908

Harry Ramous was shot and killed at the home of William Bigelow on Massachusetts Hill – bad blood existed between the two. Both men were armed.

In a revolutionary outbreak in Mexico, 50 men attack the officer’s barracks at Palomas, Chihuahua.

There’s a man at the County hospital who doesn’t know his name or where he came from. Dr. Tickell is mystified.



A very hot dry month with one small sprinkle on the 11th.

Labor leader Eugene Debs will run on the Socialist ticket.




A large crowd heard the Nevada City Boy’s Band play at the Masonic hall.

Roosevelt wishes a large standing army. Many officers oppose saying civilians make better soldiers. They site the Franco-Prussian wars where neither side were as good as Civil War soldiers.

Local churches will have patriotic services in keeping with the Fourth.

Frenchman Henri Rarnin will bring an aeroplane to America. It will be watched carefully by the Army and Navy.

Anti-debris spies are trying to serve papers on Jerry Goodwin of U-Bet, the well-known hydraulic miner. Goodwin is an old hand at outsmarting the anti-debris people.

Roosevelt is boosting for a Big Navy – wants a first-class fighting Navy or none.

Dry Creek is almost dry – mining operations are being affected. Grass Valley has imposed watering hours.

The convention in Denver chose William Jennings Bryan as the Democratic standard bearer.

Thousands attend the parade in Nevada City – many beautiful floats and something going on all day.

Battling Nelson puts away Joe Gans in the 17th round in Colma.

Colin Kendrick is insane and is being sought by officers. It’s believed he burnt down his own home near Town Talk.

Snake Indians in Oklahoma have risen up under their leader Crazy Snake. The Governor has called out the National Guard.

Little Doras Taylor fell on a sharp stick, piercing her eye. Dr. Tickell says her sight won’t be impaired.

In Paris, Albert Vanhaege, an aged miser, was mortally wounded by a burglar. As he lie dying, the man had all his wealth brought before him and he expired while fingering his gold and silver coins.

Moses Stockdale who lives on Deer Creek brought in a 6 pound turnip, 25 inches around.

An uprising of Navahos is reported in New Mexico. Thirty soldiers with machine guns have been sent from Fort Huachuca.

Mrs. Patrick Mulchay, a much loved local woman, was summoned by death.

Graniteville has organized a baseball team and is interested in taking on outside clubs.

Equal suffrage for women as the topic of the Congregational church, given by Miss Pierce, a San Francisco suffragette.

An outdoor art league has been formed in Berkeley to outlaw billboards.

Opposition to issuing liquor licenses to Truckee dancehalls is gaining as the town’s decent element gets tired of the dives and deadfalls.

Five hundred Ute Indians revolt in Utah and are terrorizing the country. After assurances from President Roosevelt, they agreed to return under the escort of cavalrymen.

The County hospital will have an ice plant capable of making 2,000 pounds of ice a day.

A shortening of Wagner’s opera, Die Walkure caused a riot at the Imperial opera house in Vienna where the work is usually played in its entirety.

The anti-saloon league will meet at the Methodist church.

A 1,000 mile relay race from New York to Chicago, sponsored by the YMCA, was completed in about 119 hours.

Dave Casey, who skipped out of Truckee owing money, was captured in Dutch Flat.

Africa promises President Roosevelt lots of game on his trip there.

Grass Valley will have a new hotel – to cost $75,000, promoters say.

Two soldiers killed and 19 Indians dead in a fight between Mexican troops and Papago Indians.

Eugene Chapman, prohibition party nominee, vows to use the Army and the Navy to enforce prohibition should he be elected.

O. H. Lefevre was killed in a domestic dispute in Rawhide. Before dying, he exonerated his wife claiming he was to blame for the fatal shot. Both are well known here. Mrs. Lefevre is a sister of J. W. Tamor who lives on Race and Auburn.

In Paris last year, 49,298 horses were killed for food, 5,000 more than the previous year.

A ten-horse team at the Truckee logging mill ran away – several horses badly injured.

Paris is attempting to revive the sheathe gown while fashion designers in England bring back the hoop skirt from early Victorian times.

Truckee has sold its bonds – a modern sewer system will go in.

Ten big up-country freight wagons were loaded at the depot yesterday, a record.

A big electrical plant will be erected below Washington to run the Giant King mine there.

Americans prove themselves to be the best athletes in the world at the Olympic Games in England – made the rest of the bunch look sick.

Plans for a nurse’s union in Grass Valley are nearly complete. One goal is to ease the workload on the nurses and confine that to the patient and not the patient’s family. Another goal is to raise the present rate of $12 per week to $15.


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