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.