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100 years ago in Nevada County: November, 1916

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The following news items were published in The Union newspaper in November 1916:

A population of 10,000 is forecast for Grass Valley in two years.

Six U.S. citizens lost when the marina was torpedoed without warning off the coast of Ireland.

Last night was Halloween, thus many a window is being washed today to remove the soap.

Without apparent reason, Joe Botherton, Truckee lumberman, committed suicide.

Fair on first but stormy until dry mid-month. Another storm on the 20th and sunny again toward month's end.

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Wage population for Grass Valley is 1386—over 1100 work in the mines.

Villa troops winning in Mexico against Carranza.

Domingo Mastai pleads guilty in torching of home and stabbing a man in September.

There's a Wilson rally and the Pavilion tonight.

I.W.W. members fire on posse near Everett, Washington as citizens try to prevent invasion of labor nomads.

A Narrow gauge engine will announce election results—one blast if Wilson wins, two Hughes, three, undecided.

Election close – results in doubt. Both sides claim victory.

Fifty die as Boston streetcar falls into a river.

A Fatty Arbuckle film tonight at the Audiotorium.

Villa accused of soaking two women in oil and setting them afire.

Western states will determine election outcome.

Thomas Mosher gets six months in jail for stealing to maintain his morphine habit. Hopes jail can help rid him of being a dope fiend.

Wilson carries county by 1,000 votes.

Nov. 9 and election still not settled.

Liliuokalani, former Queen of Hawaii, dies in Honolulu.

Mastai is given 18 years.

The amendment to make California a dry state is losing. Over half the states now dry.

William S. Hart stars in The Aryan at the Audiotorium.

Thomas Monk, inmate of the county hospital, shot Superintendant Stewart, probably fatally. Monk has been a disciplinary problem.

Mary Pickford and Billy Burke movies at the Audiotorium.

German lines hit hard—British sweep all before them.

A large, metal, 'Keep To The Right' sign will be placed at the Main and Mill Streets along with signs showing the way to Nevada City, Marysville and Auburn. The signs are expensive so only one will be installed for now.

A new record—air mail carried from Chicago to New York in 8 hours flying time.

Errol MacBoyle will take charge of the Union Hill mine.

A man robbed the Missouri-Pacific train as it left Leavenworth, Kansas, then sat with the passengers until the train reached Kansas City where he jumped from the last car and disappeared.

John Schimmelfenning lost control of his auto near Chicago Park—no serious injuries.

When the State's waterways and farmland are fully developed, California will probably hold around 20,000,000 people.

Hospital Superintendant Stewart died.

An act placing heavy taxes on trucks and for-hire autos passed the legislature.

Much interest in girl's basketball team at Nevada City High.

Officials consider showing the number and frequency of arrests on driver's licenses.

Davies brother's stage auto ran into the Alpha truck—No injuries but the Davies machine heavily damaged.

Narrow gauge is healthy—gross profits $48,200.

Two-cylinder Maxwell for sale, cheap—see George Bros.

Noted author Jack London dies at his Glen Ellen ranch near Santa Rosa.

Fred Penrose and Eva Mosher, two popular Nevada Citians, wed.

Twelve Chicago Health Department employees will try to eat on 40 cents a day. MENU: Breakfast: fresh apples, liver, bacon, an egg muffin, butter, coffee. Lunch: Greens, cod fish, baked potato, corn bread, butter, cocoa. Dinner: Vegetable soup, pot roast, salted parsnips, cranberry sauce, rice, raisin pudding, tea.

Only half the city taxes have been paid—about $5,000.

Manager of the Chicago diet said that 35 cents a day proves to be plenty.

Grass Valley high again to have monthly newspaper—editors are Helene Rickard and Marjory Williams.

Hiram Maxim, 76, American inventor of the machine gun, died in London.

The dangerous Narrow Gauge crossing near Town Talk will get an electric warning signal of the type that swings down to bar the road.

Mrs. Florence Sibel of New York, learning of her husband's plans to divorce her for infidelity, she committed suicide rather than have her lover's name revealed. She learned of his plans to marry another and wished to protect his name.

Manzanita Parlor of Native Daughters to give convent children a Thanksgiving feast.

England in terror of aircraft raids.

W. B. Corey, aged Truckee resident, was struck by a SP train and killed.

Villa has Chihuahua under siege.

Grass Valley has record year for potatoes but cannot meet local demand.

Judge Henry Fix of Indiana says redheads are seldom divorced. Blondes and brunettes are often in his court to shed a spouse but never redheads.

Nevada City protests to the Telephone Company's making calls to mountain communities long distance. Now need to be placed through the Grass Valley office instead of direct as before.

American aviators plying with the French forces have brought down 21 German aeroplanes according to Lt. William Thaw, member of the Franco-American Aviation Corp known as Escadrille N124.