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February 1900

Nevada City's night watchman Fowler was cited for neglect of
duty and may be removed. He has allowed saloons to stay open
after closing hours.

Foley's is selling fancy navel oranges - 25 cents per dozen.

Mrs. Jennie Fiske, 29, died this morning at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. James Coley of Nevada City. She was to be married
next month to Howard Marshall of Sacramento.

A new joss keeper has been elected in Nevada City's
Chinatown. A large number of Chinese went over from Grass
Valley and almost 1000 occidentals were also in attendance
to take in the spectacle. In earlier days, when there were
more Chinese here, the position of joss keeper was hotly
contested.

John Tamblyn has opened a new horseshoeing shop on Broad
Street in the old Clancy place - quality shoeing, $1.50.

Over 100 houses now stand in Floriston and the paper mill is
expected to begin soon.

Hills Brothers coffee, 25 cents a pound at the Mitchell and
Carson
store.

James Buckett of Grass Valley has invented an adjustable
bathtub seat and has applied for a patent.

The famous old Banner quartz mine may be reopened.

Anna Combs, 15, of Hills Flat was stricken with severe
hemorrhage of the nose. A doctor had to be called.

Marshall Deeble found two small boys, neither over 10 years
old, drunk on the street. They had been washing bottles in
the Mill Street drug store and stole a bottle of whiskey.
One was sent home, the other spent a few hours in jail.

Ruth, a woman of the town, has left unceremoniously and with
her went $65 belonging to a young local man.

A Stereopticon lecture on a tour of England by Reverend B.D.
Mayler
will be held at the Congregational Church Thursday.

A lad hit a mule led by a Chinese man on Broad Street
yesterday and the mule ran away.

Bill Cook, one of the most notorious desperados in Indian
Territory, died in the penitentiary of consumption.

Smith, the boss candy maker, is producing bon-bons, caramels
and other candies from pure Vermont maple sugar.

Carl and Fritz Meyer left this city over a year ago for the
Klondike. They claim they can pan $500 worth of gold in a
few hours.

Workers of the Sunset Telephone crew have lately imbibed too
deeply of the flowing bowl after payday. One fell from a
pole, another took a tumble from a buggy.

A terrible fire at Nevada City's Union Hotel, apparently
started from a defective flue in the attic, resulted in a
$20,000 loss.

Two young boys named Trebilcox and Vincent were arrested for
striking a Chinese laundryman with a rock, inflicting a deep
gash. Both 11, they were let off with a lecture.

Stage driver Charles Secore was thrown from the box near
Blue Tent when a stage wheel dropped into an especially deep
pothole. Even the four horses had difficulty extricating the
coach. Secore was badly bruised.

Sailor Tom Sharkey knocked out Jim Jefferies in the second
round of a ten rounder.

The young son of Frank Hall of Deer Creek is down with
scarlet fever.

William Nichols, 12, of North Bloomfield, died of heart
trouble.

Joseph Rodda, long time Grass Valley resident, hanged
himself. He suffered from melancholia.

December 1899

Electricity will soon light the depot.

Six-year-old William Enright of You Bet died of scarlet fever and diphtheria. In Dutch Flat, 15 children died of scarlet fever in one week.    No one is allowed in or out of that town.

A water main tap on Prospect Hill blew out, wetting several houses.

Messrs. Luke and Temby have bought the Diamond Candy Factory.

James Maden of French Corral was robbed in broad daylight.

Considerable attention on the streets last night was caused by a lighted paper balloon sailing through the air.

The order of Redmen will hold a memorial marking 100 years since the passing of George Washington.

Two small boys playing in Manzanita Diggins east of the city disturbed a Chinese man working a rocker.  For some strange reason, he chased them into town.  Bystanders restrained the man.

Many of the Washington mines are working at full capacity.  A. Pugh is running the Giant King day and night.  

A tong war has broken out in Marysville's Chinatown.

Charles "Pitchy" Baldwin was seriously maimed while toying with an "unloaded" shotgun.  Pitchy is not in his right mind.  A year ago, he slashed himself in a delicate region of the body and then sewed himself up with a common needle.

Faithful Mine Mule Succumbs to Hurts of Tumble

The Morning Union, Thurs. 20 Apr 1922

Fifteen-year-old Mabel is dead.  Dr. E. M. Roessner made her as comfortable as possible during her last few hours on earth, but the grim angel of death yesterday morning summoned Mable to Mules' Paradise.

For year Mabel had been a faithful worker at the North Star mine-in fact she was one of the "old hands," and her loss is keenly felt.  She was pulling an ore train Tuesday evening when she accidentally slipped on a board and plunged fifteen feet to the bottom of an ore bin.  She landed on her haunches somewhat "feet up" in the apex of the chute, but sustained injuries that resulted fatally.  

A crew of eight men worked under two shift bosses many hours in an endeavor to extricate Mable and save her life.  With the use of a chain hoist they at last hauled her to the track level again, and she was given veterinarian attention, but without avail.

 

October 1899

James Coughlin was fined $20 for taking a lighted lantern from an open trench on Mill Street.

The telephone line has reached Downieville.

Frank Bawden was killed in a cave-in at the WYOD mine yesterday.

The four-year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs, Henry Smith passed away of diphtheria.  The parents are grief-stricken over her loss.  School has closed for a week due to the epidemic of contagious disease.

Truckee streets are clear of snow but the mud is quite deep.

The Pascoe child of Gold Flat is recovering from diphtheria.  Health officials removed the contagion flag and fumigated the premises.

Bruce Gatewood got 150 days in jail for obtaining money falsely.  He sold photographic portraits but didn't deliver.

 

Thank You to The Union Newspaper, Grass Valley, CA for this publication.

 

 

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