Prowse: 100 years ago in Nevada County — September 1914 |

Prowse: 100 years ago in Nevada County — September 1914

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

Cisco, the old Digger Indian born around Rough and Ready 75 years ago, died. Of the large number of Indians once living here, only two pure-bloods remain — Old Indian Pete and Betsy.

Local miners C. M. Eye and George Icard return to the Philippines.

Warm until rain on the 8th, then cooler and becoming unsettled around the 25th.

Rapid progress on rebuilding the Elks home in Nevada City.

Lately, paper money has been circulating locally in place of gold — only a few years ago an extraordinary occurrence.

Heaps of Crows and Woods Old Bear left their Oklahoma reservation for Mason, Nev., to meet with Wavoka. In 1889 he claimed to be the Indian messiah, which brought on the Wounded Knee massacre.

The play, “Whispering Smith,” about a soft spoken railroad detective out west, will appear at the Auditorium.

In Rome, the Archbishop of Bologne is elected Pope Benedict XV.

Lately, paper money has been circulating locally in place of gold — only a few years ago an extraordinary occurrence.

Austrians lose 100,000 in battle near Lemburg, East Austria.

The Dry Federation met last night — hopes to make Grass Valley a dry town.

Head hunting Igorotes, who gave the Army such trouble in the Philippines, will be an attraction at the State Fair.

Budd Smith has a badly diseased jawbone — may go under the knife.

A prospector named Pickett — claiming to be the nephew of the late Gen. Pickett of Civil War fame, was found injured in a fall near Dutch Flat.

Roughly 1,000,000 men battle before Paris.

Four Nevada City youths were surprised in Eugene Morriss’s melon patch — had done much damage. The next bunch won’t get off with a talking to.

German invasion of France checked.

Lassen on a rampage — black smoke seen coming from crater.

Roger Clapp, who killed A. Taylor in the Truckee train yard, gets seven years.

In London, Rudyard Kipling appeals for recruits.

Mrs. Margaret Shea, mother of a 9-day-old boy, takes the final pilgrimage into the shadows.

Germany protests the use of dum-dum bullets by French and British.

A rare operation will give Budd Smith a silver jaw to replace the diseased one.

An English engineering magazine surmises that by 1944 autos — now at their heyday — will all be in museums, and steam trains non-existent.

The U.S. Bureau of mines has sent a rescue car to the area. It can be turned into an emergency hospital and is equipped for rescue work, with medical supplies and air for breathing.

Parliament asked to raise another half-million men for the Army.

Miss Morrison quit her Rough and Ready post office job — $180 a year too low.

The Union has been scooping the other papers, often getting war news to readers 24 hours before the big dailies.

A farewell party was given at Miss Jean Cameron’s home for Jesse Ruth Cameron and Miss Lois Brophy who left Graniteville for North Columbia.

Forest Fire on Osborne Hill — sweeps over two miles in a hour, destroying much timber.

In the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, it cost $21,000 to kill each soldier. It cost the Russians $20,400 for each Japanese they killed in the war in 1905. The European war looks to cost $25,000 for each man killed.

Mrs. J. J. Woodbury, Blue Canyon hotel proprietor, died.

Miss Julia Rose and Mrs. Sarah Breen, relatives by marriage, died within two hours of each other yesterday at the Grass Valley surgical hospital. Both had had almost identical operations.

The new post office building will have a fireproof interior — increases cost to $50,000.

William Allen meets tragic death at the old Coe mine when he fell off a roof onto his head.

Ubaldo Termine of Chicago Park dies of a kidney complaint — was once a power in politics.

W. H. Russell sold his stage line plying between Colfax, Forest Hill and Michigan Bluff to Richard Brown.

Tahoe City now has a jail — one room, 15 x 15, built of reinforced concrete.

Mexico again face-to-face with war as Villa cuts loose from Carrazna.

Much demand for Nevada County fruit under the Blue Cross label.

One German submarine sinks three British cruisers.

A big freight wagon goes over the grade at Edwards Crossing when the rear wagon of two became uncoupled.

Reporters at the front tell of a gun firing a substance that kills soldiers immediately, paralyzing them in their tracks.

Lassen continues to steam.

Mrs. N. A. Garth of Nevada City claims the son of General Sutter died in a house near where the National Hotel is now and his burial spot is known to the Native Sons and Daughters parlors.

Germans surround in the Somme.

Richard Thomas injured his leg at the Taylor Foundry — may lose it.

Roosevelt endorses prohibition — and women’s suffrage.

Wales must raise 50,000 men for war effort — 35,000 already sent not enough.

The stage made its last trip with mail to Moores Flat — will now stop at North Bloomfield.

Zeppelins bomb London.

Hancocks Tavern in Washington closes down after 74 years.

France buys 10,000 horses in Missouri.

Plumas County miners say pressure from the Big Meadows reservoir put in near Lassen by the power company may be responsible for its activity — lake dropped a foot when the mountain started to erupt.

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