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.
Summer sizzled to above 100 degrees for more than a week. Many Susanville residents suffered from heat exhaustion and had to seek medical help.
Even farmers had to shade their cattle to keep them from dying of dehydration.
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.
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