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100 Years Ago in Nevada County – March, 1904

F.O. Keller, the ‘King of the Hypnotists’ was arrested in Grass Valley on a Stockton warrant.

The high school lads are forming a tennis club.

Heavy gale, storms, rain and snow throughout month.



Russians suffer crushing defeat from Japanese squadron.

Talk again of building a railroad from Fall Creek to Graniteville.




Two Japanese in Winters left for their homeland to fight in the Japanese army. All the Japanese declare their readiness to go home and fight whenever their country calls them.

One anti-bluejay league member killed over 200 bluejays.

A horse running loose in the railroad yard in Colfax was killed by an engine.

The superintendent of the Plumbago mine received a letter from an Ohio man under the impression the Plumbago mine produced plumbago. He wished to purchase it as he had connections with the plumbago industry.

Indignation in New Orleans over school board head Andrew Wilson holding up Abraham Lincoln as a role model. President of the Lady’s Confederate Memorial Association denounced Wilson, declaring Jefferson Davis to be a better example.

Miss Pearl Glover, 16, dies suddenly of appendicitis at her Pleasant Valley home.

Large areas of Sacramento flooded.

Readers will notice the Union is now using photographs within its pages.

It will take 8 years to build the Panama Canal ” 40,000 men will be employed.

The Ladman building will be the Union’s Nevada City headquarters.

Mormons defy U.S. law and will continue to live in polygamy.

Joseph Buttgenback, an owner of the Champion mine, was shot and killed in San Francisco by his son.

William Higgens, penniless and alone, lives in a cheerless adobe at the head of Squirrel Creek. He is in very bad condition and the county must take action or he will soon be dead.

While taken to jail, L.D. Nihell slashed Nightwatchman Rapter with a knife. He will be charged with assault.

A man entered the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Rodda, ransacked the home and attempted a criminal assault.

Mrs. John Rowe of Boston Ravine may perish of pneumonia before morning.

There’re still two widows of Revolutionary War veterans receiving pensions and quite a few widows of the War of 1812.

Two vagrants walked here from Wheatland and, shivering from the cold, were put up in the jail by Nighwatchman Peterson.

Passengers on the Downieville stage almost swept to death as they

crossed Rush Creek and the stage overturned ” two horses drowned.

Trees, chimneys and power poles blown down as winds of near hurricane force continue. Heavy snow falls.

David Hooper meets an awful death ” almost decapitated in Champion mine accident.

Mrs. David Swope, a Pittsburgh woman, gave birth of 5 boys ” all doing well.

An old fakir in Grass Valley, claiming to be deaf and dumb, curses like a pirate when refused alms and insults women ” he ought to be jailed.

Miss Annie Rose called to the Beyond ” died of pneumonia in Boston Ravine.

Buffalo Bill Cody is suing his wife for divorce ” claims she tried to poison him.

Big masquerade ball in Grass Valley Friday.

One of England’s submarine boats was accidentally rammed and sunk ” 11 drowned.

Masters Clifton and Leland Mitchell are happy lads ” they found their pony, which ran away Saturday night during the storm.

In Elko, a man paid for a hotel room with a Confederate $10 bill ” and got $5 change!

When the North Star gets its 40 stamp mill going, it’s predicted it will produce $1,000,000 a year for the next 20 years.

In San Francisco, Francis McCoy claims the wedding ceremony invests in him the authority to whip his wife. An attorney told him it didn’t.

Bridges and buildings carried away by raging creeks while a horse emerged from the foaming waters of Deer Creek near the Home mine. It made it to shore.

W.A. Milligan had his right leg amputated after an accident in the Deep Hole mine.

Death took the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCullough of North San Juan.

Nevada County will exhibit at the St. Louis Fair.

A delivery rig engaged in a run-away down Main Street, tossing two young men out and into the mud.

A touching scene at the grave of Mrs. Edward Coleman as it was visited by the remaining members of her Sunday school class though she has been dead 14 years.

Colorado governor orders military to ship union leaders out of state in hopes of settling strike.

Dr. C.L. Muller and James Dolin, returning from North San Juan, broke two singletrees pulling through the muddy roads.

An aged colored man, found near Donner Lake, was hauled into Truckee on a sled to receive medical attention.

Mrs. U.L. Beightol died of burns when her clothes caught fire in her home.

Mrs. Grump: I understand you had some trouble with your last employer.

Hired Girl: Oh, didn’ have no trouble with her, mum. It wuz her wot had the trouble wit me.


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