The newspaper told its readers to beware of the salesmen touting Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup. The alleged con artists claimed the magical potion has been soothing excruciating toothaches and sore throats for more than 50 years.
The paper stated that it had proof that the medicine was a fake and the salesmen were just trying to make easy money.
A businessman from Quincy visited Susanville officials to inquire about the possibility of construction of an electric light plant outside of town.
The facility would bring power to all residents and the proposed rates were: $10 a month for light everyday until 10 p.m., and $12 a month for light everyday until 12 a.m.
Four gigantic steam boilers being transported to Eagle Lake fell off a horse-draw wagon in the middle of Main Street. The boilers blocked traffic for nearly two days because there were not enough men to help push them to the side.
The Lassen Advocate reported many prominent members of the community decided to make a plea to railroad officials in San Francisco to have a proposed railroad between Salt Lake City and San Francisco travel through Deer Creek Pass. The route would attract new industries, settlers and much needed dollars.
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