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100 years ago March 1906

The new Citizens Bank vault will have walls two feet thick of rock, all surrounded by steel railroad rails cemented to it.

Colored people flee from Springfield, Ohio as white mobs set fire to their homes.

Bad weather follows good all month – stormy at end.



Riots break out anew in China and native Christians are slaughtered.

North Star machine shop employee, Edward Hodge, collapsed and died of heart disease.




Edward Larkin bought a pulverizer and will start working the immense bed of tailings near South Auburn Street, just past the town limits.

William Randolph Hearst may be the Democratic candidate for governor of New York.

Mabel Vinton, 16, has diphtheria and is quarantined.

John Pierce, heading for the Columbia Hill mine, overturned a wagonload of machinery at Selby Flat.

Phillip Trezise drove his family from their home with a revolver. He is being held for a sanity hearing.

U. S. troops kill 600 Moros in the Philippines.

Graniteville has never been declared a townsite and the establishment of the forest reserve there could cause property owners problems. They’re petitioning to make it a townsite now.

Roosevelt says he will take no part in pending coal strike.

In Indian Territory, officers pursue Indian outlaws trying to arouse the Cherokees to hold out against the allotment of their land.

Florence Roberts, on her seventh starring tour, appears at the Auditorium in “The Strength of the Weak.”

Phillip Trezise escaped from the county hospital, vowing to harm his family. He was quickly captured.

The Provinces worry over Quebec’s power. Succession is the watchword.

In Italy, Italians oppose the touring Buffalo Bill Cody show claiming some of his horses are diseased.

R. D. Sandow of Piety Hill petitions the city to reinstate the garbage cart service.

The Florence Roberts show was well acted but vulgar. It is hoped that at her next appearance Miss Roberts will present something more suitable and with greater moral tone.

A Los Angeles warrant is out for Death Valley Scotty, the mysterious miner, for assault with a deadly weapon.

There’s a mining revival down at Timbuctoo – the old placer diggings are being worked.

Tramp John Williams appeared in court and asked if he could stay in jail long enough for a bath as it was the end of the season and time for one. Justice Mulroy noticed “creepers” on him and admonished Williams to keep his distance. Constable Edwards bade Williams adieu from the depot on a floater to Colfax.

John Icard died near Randolph Flat. He was a Mexican War veteran.

C. O. Crane plans to use a steam shovel and a seventy stamp mill in workings near North San Juan.

John Williams, the hobo, hanging around the Colfax yards, agreed to get a pail of beer for some redcaps waiting for their train to pass on. He took their money, then waited until their train was pulling out to finally run down the tracks, the pail of beer held high, the redcaps cursing. He shrugged his shoulders, bummed money from amused bar patrons and bought lunch to go along with his suds.

The Downieville stage, behind a six-horse hitch, narrowly missed two little girls standing in the middle of Broad Street. Driver Joe Downey managed to get the horses over enough to miss the tots.

Seven-year-old Ruth King fell into Wolf Creek and was swept away. Only quick action by Paul McCullough, a narrow gauge employee, saved the girl.

The Miners Union met last night – no details on their proposal to ask for an increase in wages for car men and shovelers.

The play “At Cripple Creek” was a big hit here – a high-class melodrama.

The Union newspaper offers a contest that will send 8 young women on an all-expense paid vacation to Southern California. Winners will be determined by the number of new Union subscribers they can sign up.

A slide near Cape Horn delayed the narrow gauge, inconveniencing people trying to connect with the Southern Pacific train.

One man stabbed and another shot in a religious quarrel between Greek and Roman Catholics in Floriston.

Local barkeeps should be aware of a whiskey-selling scam being run by several out-of-town grifters. The saloonkeeper thinks he is being sold quality whisky at a bargain price but no whisky is ever delivered.

The two-week-old son of A. Rondini on Montezuma Hill died Tuesday.

Rumors from Russia claim the government plans an Easter massacre of Jews – the police will unleash the Black Hundreds on the helpless race.

The Truckee Lumber Company may move to Butte County; a blow to Nevada County’s tax base if true.

A Chinese man crossing the Yuba near Washington was swept off his mule and watched as the animal tumbled downstream. Ashore, the Celestial followed along, finally rescuing the mule.

Mrs. Griffith Bruer is the first woman to cross the English Channel in a balloon. It took her three hours to cover the water portion of the trip.


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