100 years ago in Nevada County: November 1914 | TheUnion.com

100 years ago in Nevada County: November 1914

Brad Prowse
Special to The Union

The Union photo/John Hart

Drys holding a meeting on Mill Street proclaimed prohibition will not hurt business or delay development of the state.

A reinforced German army attempts to break the Allies' lines.

Stanley Slocum and A. Jorgenson plead guilty to disturbing the peace.

Slight rain on the 1st, then unsettled and fair toward mid-month with more rain on the 28th.

Mt. Vesuvius pours forth lava streams.

Thomas Connor, SP workman, was killed by a falling rock in a tunnel near Truckee.

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N.T. Collins, Colfax contractor, is to cut 100,000 poles a year for 10 years for mine timber and transmission poles — trees will be bought from the government.

Little Antone Deshwanter lost a finger playing with a giant cap.

Mrs. Emma Hall, born on San Juan Ridge in 1851 and raised there, died.

California retains Governor Johnson — country swings toward Republicans.

The Women's Improvement Club made $70 at a home cooking sale.

Mrs. Sophia Binkleman of Grass Valley voted for the first time today — she is 83.

Harry Deal may lose a foot — hunting accident with his gun.

Nevada County votes against prohibition.

The German ambassador said a German invasion of Canada would give the U.S. no grounds for objection under the Monroe Doctrine.

Albert Williams was twice the victim of his own gun — shot himself in the hand a few weeks ago, in the foot a few days ago.

The SP adopts new incandescent headlight to replace gas light — will cost railroad $200,000.

School children will sing at the laying of the cornerstone for the new Grass Valley post office.

Death visits town twice in one morning — Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips and William Merrifield — both ill for a long time.

The 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Stewart passed away suddenly at their home on Walsh Street.

Barney Oldfield wins first leg of Los Angeles to Phoenix race.

Nevada City raised $272 for Belgian refugee relief.

Willow Valley raises big crop on peanuts.

Battle ranges in Flanders.

Mining foreman Patrick Holland died at his French Avenue home.

Wilson reproves negroes complaining about segregation in Government departments — said he personally investigated and there was no discrimination against them. Wilson said segregation was to prevent friction between the races, not to injure the negroes.

Local rugby team again loses to Chico — 16-0.

West Point and California mines to reopen at Deadman's Flat.

U.S. will withdraw from Mexico Nov. 23.

Miss Morrison, former Rough and Ready postmistress, marries George Pingree.

Modoc Indians in distress — local churches gathering clothes for them.

Miners going to work at the Tightner mine near Alleghany passed two masked men with stolen ore who told them to keep moving — amount taken unknown.

Cement walk for Main Street will cover both sides of the street from one city limit to the other.

Residents of Boulder Street and Park Avenue complain about missing chickens — are watching out for chicken thieves, two and four legged.

Alleghany, Pike and Forest voted dry — would have prohibition if State amendment passed.

Capt. John Rinder of Berkeley paid $3,515 for the old frigate Independence at Mare Island. It was built for the War of 1812 — will become an oil carrier.

Young Harold Wasley was struck by a car at Bank and Main. The car body passed over the boy but the wheels did not touch him and he dusted himself off and went on his way.

Suffering from a brain hemorrhage, former Congressman Englebright, in a coma for 72 days and feared lost, suddenly recovers at his home here.

Peace comes to Mexico — Gutierrez takes government reins while Carranza is eliminated.

Mrs. John Irish had her hen house raided again.

Miss Alys Mainhart marries Thomas Lane.

Arizona places ban on aliens — 80 percent of employees of any concern must be citizens.

The home owned by Pasquale Isolta at Scotts Flat burns down.

Rumor of coup in Mexico — General Blanco may have seized capitol while Villa moves toward there also.

City health officers require all cases of tonsillitis to be quarantined.

Ex-bandit Frank James lies near death at his family home in Missouri.

Dr. Jones orders swabs taken of every sore throat and sent to the State Hygienic Laboratory.

Three big battles rage in Europe.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eastian of Park Avenue died — only a few days old.

Government orders that surplus Krag-Jorgensen rifles, no longer used by the Army, cannot be sold to belligerents in the war in Europe.

Louis Leppi goes on a rampage at Pike, stabs four men with a pocket knife.

Women's rust-proof corsets — $1 to $3 at Maher & Co.

The American Steamer St. Helens was fired upon and boarded by the British cruiser Berwick.

W.B. Meek of Camptonville, searching through and old cabin, found an oddity — an 1853 coin that also had half that year's calendar stamped on it.

The President is against an investigation of U.S. Military strength — does not wish to appear that America is preparing for war.

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