It was announced that Susanville would be one of the stops on a proposed extension of the Great Northern Railroad. The new route would connect Butte, Mont. through Boise, Idaho to San Francisco. It was reported many residents had long awaited the decision and coupled with the government’s proposed enlargement of the post office, businesses were anticipating an increase in revenue.
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.