An armed force of nearly 40 men hung stage robbers John and Charlie Ruggles. John said he would tell where the two buried stolen treasure if the men released his brother. The men refused and pulled the foot stands out from under the robbers. The two were hung with such force that their necks were broken several minutes later.
Claude Withers was accidentally killed at his ranch near Janesville. A stray bullet from his son’s shotgun, while he was shooting a target, struck Withers in the chest. It took nearly five hours for his son to get him to a doctor and by that time, Withers had died from severe blood loss.
A relic of the Sagebrush Wars was found on a resident’s property near Main Street.
The article was a piece of a cannon used in the battle.
It was believed it belonged to the men of Plumas County who came through the Susan River Valley to try and persuade the Honey Lakers they were within the jurisdiction of California.
Vagrants, looking for gold, were coming down from the mountains around Susanville and were stealing and sleeping in the streets. Many were arrested and sentenced by Justice Branham. The customary fine was $30 or time in jail. Most opted for jail time.
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