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100 years ago in Nevada County 10/20/07

In Truckee, a man named Parker – a human bow-wow – took a bite out of Frank Powell’s nose in a fight.

Navajo Indians battle troops in southern Utah over reservation regulations – three killed.

It was relatively quite Hallowe’en, with a number of jolly acts taking place, but little malicious mischief.



Weather unsettled until rain on the 17th. Then fair but unsettled to month’s end.

William Clemmons, employed by the Giant Powder Company, was killed in a Clipper Gap explosion. He was driving a nail with a wrench and ignited a spark.




Jesse Cole fined $10 for hitting John Bennetts last month. Cole declared that Bennetts had used names that no man could apply to him and expect to escape punishment.

Cavalry is being sent to Thunder Butte, South Dakota, because of Indian unrest there.

The Narrow Gauge will test a new motorcar for passenger service, this one made in Livermore. It has 32 horsepower and carried six passengers.

Philadelphia attorney John Miers was horsewhipped by Charles Tilton for ruining Tilton’s sister.

“The Lieutenant and the Cowboy,” a stirring western drama, will play at the Nevada Theater.

Two carloads of powder blow up in Arizona -10 killed.

Loyalton’s citizens vote themselves dry.

Twice in one week, someone has placed obstructions on the Narrow Gauge tracks, trying to derail the train.

A “deaf and dumb” faker – able to speak when he wants to – has been working his racket here. He skipped out on a restaurant bill last night.

Eva Schillinger, of U-Bet, passed away.

A Ute uprising at Leavenworth, Kansas, is not considered serious, but troops are being sent.

Mrs. Earl Quick and Miss Lizzie Mollen, of North Bloomfield, walked into Nevada City – said they enjoyed the long walk.

Foreign gold flows into America to buy underpriced stocks.

George Silva, of Dobbins Ranch in Penn Valley, took a dose of laudanum, thinking it was cough medicine. Doctors were able to save him.

Treasury Secretary Shaw, in a Connecticut address, said there’s not enough U.S. currency in circulation – people are taking money from banks and hoarding it, causing banks to require more gold.

The charge of seduction against Charles Trebilcox was dismissed when he married Emma Waters. Her daughter now has a father.

Jack Dempsey, a SP peanut butcher, in the Truckee jail after flourishing a revolver and threatening to shoot a few people.

While painting power poles, Gus Matgozini contacted electric wires on Nevada Street and was killed.

Oklahoma is now a state.

James Haney, 57, was attacked by a vicious cow near North Bloomfield. His condition is serious.

E.B. Thomas broke loose from the hospital and made his way to the Reinhart Ranch, stark naked. He was lassoed and captured.

The electric lights went out briefly on Main Street. The event drew a sharp contrast between the old days of oil lamps and our present magnificent system of electric lighting.

In Pennsylvania, miner Michael McCade, trapped in a cave-in, awaits certain death, as it will take a year to dig him out.

Professor Armstrong, of the Gras Valley Business College, bought two dogs to guard his hennery. They ended up killing three of his finest fowls, worth $200.

Miss Mathilde Townsend, beautiful Washington, D.C., heiress, won’t become the Duchess of d’Alba unless her wealthy mother gives $200,000 a year to the Spanish nobleman whose name has been linked to Miss Townsend.

Milk prices up – now 10 cents a quart.

Professional baseball has been advancing with gigantic strides, and the gambling fraternity has taken notice. It’s feared the racetrack crowd could bring the ruin of baseball if gambling were allowed to occur.

Meanwhile, John McGraw may lose his job as manager of the Giants over his love of the races.

Little Velma White died of a stroke at her Chester Street home, and funeral for the infant son of Alexander Hodge took place at their Bennett Street home.

Richards and Pringel’s Famous Georgia Minstrels will appear at the Nevada Theatre. These sons of Ham put on a great show and street parade.

Joseph Kneebone lies near death at Spenceville from a motorcycle accident.

Edward Uren died at his McCourtney Road home from miner’s consumption.

William Howlett was nearly killed when a wagon capsized a load of hay on Edward’s Grade.

Suffering a shortage of railroad cars, rancher Henry Saddler of Amarillo, Texas, is driving his herd to Kansas, as in the old days.

An immense restraining dam is being built across the Greenhorn Creek. The old Nevada mine at Red Dog will be reopened.

“Hard Cur” Hosken was laid up from a runaway on Town Talk Grade.

Truckee is up in arms, declaring the hard element must go. James Gilmore, a redlight hanger-on, slashed barkeep Bob Roberts, who may die.

U-Bet school children who have had good attendance last month are Herbert and Ruth Matthiesen, Ray, Lester, Howard and Dewey David, Allen and Madeline Snell and Francis, Johnnie and David Cadwallader.

Dr. Adelaide Wallerstein, of New York, warns girls against riding from the theater in hansom cabs or drinking highballs and wearing low-cut gowns and open work-waists. She said it is sinful for a woman to so disport herself.


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