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100 years ago in Nevada County: September 1915

The Union photo/John Hart
John R. Hart | The Union

A warrant charging Frank Cox of adultery was sworn out by a Florida man named Holt. Holt found Cox and his wife living on Spring Street in Nevada City.

The submarine, F-4, has been brought to the surface and the remains of the crew retrieved.

Engine No. 5, damaged in the recent fire, is now running.



September started out fair, grew cooler, was unsettled mid-month, then cloudy with snow flurries in the mountains at month’s end.

Thirty-eight mines are presently producing in Nevada County.




Miss William Douglas of Lloyd Street announces the marriage of her daughter, Mary, to Maj. Arthur Edwards, retired.

Americans and Mexicans fight across the Rio Grande — 20 Mexicans dead.

Miss Matilda Townsand of Main and Townsand streets recently took her first ride on a train and made her first visit out of the area since coming here across the plains as a small girl. She is 72.

Miss Eleanor Sooy, night stenographer for The Union, and her brother, Joseph, gave patches of skin from their arms to be grafted onto their father who lost skin from poor blood circulation. The operation was a success.

Germans claim the sinking of the ship Arabic with Americans aboard was a matter of self-defense on the part of the submarine.

Grissel brothers sell their butcher business to William Davis after 24 years on Commercial Street.

Mexicans across the Texas border say they won’t shoot at American soldiers — only at Texas Rangers.

Christopher Crase is confined to his Boston Ravine home after being stabbed with a candlestick in a fight — assailant not known.

To limit the possibility of fire, the Narrow Gauge will take engines into the open while getting up steam.

Miner Luke Williams arrested — said to have stabbed Crase.

Mrs. Clyde Blake, a young mother, who was recovering from a recent operation, had a sudden relapse and died.

The new Loma Rica tractor interests local farmers — will do the work of 12 horses.

Wilson near to breaking relations — insists Germany disavow Arabic sinking.

A blacklist of habitual drunkards has been posted in Truckee saloons — will be a misdemeanor to serve liquor to any name on it.

Dealers in cured ham and bacon no longer allowed to wrap the meat in heavy paper and then weigh it along with the meat.

Standard Oil seeks a site for a gasoline tank — will bring down the price of motor fuel. One possibility — near the Town Talk Tunnel and the Narrow Gauge railroad.

Miss Fannie Gin and Hing Tong wed in American fashion at the Congregational Church, Rev. Tedford officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Tin Loy served as attendants. Many of the Caucasian community were there.

William Shea is killed while riding a truck in the Champion Mine.

William Johnson, 20, of California, is the new U.S. tennis champion — bests Maurice McLaughlin in an international tournament.

Many forest fires burn; Indian Spring, Penn Valley and Chicago Park.

Another Charlie Chaplin movie at the Broadway Theater.

The Truckee judge is short on salary — has received only $39.75 since taking office last December.

Western front is aflame — Allies offensive has apparently begun.

Big barn on the Dikeman place in Penn Valley burns down — large loss of hay and grain.

Fifty killed in Oklahoma when a railroad tank car exploded.

Inhabitants of U-Bet are in a wrath — determined to wipe out wave of lawlessness sweeping that section. A fine brood sow was slain, cabins broken into, sections of flume destroyed. If this continues, residents promise something startling will happen ere long.

The head of Richard Johnson, a cavalryman, killed in a border fight with Mexicans near Progreso, Texas, has been displayed on a pole on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

Teamsters in the habit of letting their loads sit at Sugar Loaf overnight have had thieves make off with sacks of grain, whips and other articles.

Tests prove human voice can be carried by wireless telephone 2,500 miles — Washington to Mare Island.

The young son of Mr. and Mrs. Pollard of Piety Hill nearly drowned in the Champion reservoir — a friend extended a long pole to him and pulled him ashore.

Tide runs in Allies’ favor — Germany suffers heavy loss.

A rush of water from an old tunnel almost took the lives of Nels Jepson and T. Larsen in the old Waukesha Mine at Relief Hill.

O.L. Estey is using diving gear and a vacuum host to “mine” an almost bottomless hole discovered in the American River.

Taylor Brothers sold four cars last week — demand exceeds supply. Purchasers are the Brunswick Mine, C. Wetterau, R. Davis and Richard George.

Fook Yeu, 66, a well-known Dutch Flat Chinese man, died suddenly of heart failure.

Sherman-Clay will have a piano tuner in town next Thursday.

Everett Finey, Red Bluff stockman, came across a suddenly vacated camp of wild Indians. He’s convinced they’re of the Mill Creek tribe, the same group Ishi, now cared for at the University of California, belonged to.

Dan Kenison pleads guilty to a charge of improper conduct towards a 17-year-old girl on an auto trip to Grass Valley — receives a year in the county jail.


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