130 years ago
When Adams and Cassidy spoke at Candelaria an attempt was made to fire anvils and hoist the American flag. The man who was to give the salute got drunk and lost his powder. When the Stars and Stripes were run up on a liberty pole, the insulted timber broke off square at the base. Old Wheel Horses of the party who believe in the "signs of heaven" shook their heads and said: "The elements are agin' us."
100 years ago
Herbert Nixon, son of the late Senator Nixon, was arrested near the Alder sanitarium in San Francisco …