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100 Years Ago in Nevada County: December 1906

Louis Voss appeared before Judge Frank to answer charges of being elaborately overloaded Saturday night. $10, please.

San Francisco rises from the ashes. New buildings and dwellings go up as fast as builders can work. Two cities emerge – one to live and do business in now, the other permanent.

Thanksgiving Day was quiet. Churches held special services and Grass Valley High School took Nevada City 11-15 at football.



In New York, the Black Hand Society has been extorting important citizens.

Weather good the first of the month but torrential rains mid-month, then clear until rain again at the end.




R. L. Deeble, a shoveler at the Empire, was found not guilty of high-grading.

In Philadelphia, the midshipmen beat West Point, 10-0. Fifth gridiron victory for the middies.

Two-year-old William Harvey of South Auburn was fearfully scalded by an overturned bucket of hot water. He may not live.

M. M. Vaughn, editor of the Eureka Californian, was fined $600 for shooting at Editor Hyatt of the Herald.

Ice cutters are scarce in Truckee this year. It’s felt that wages will be at least $5 a day.

The U-Bet schoolhouse burns down – loss is about $2,000.

The Foolkiller is saved the trouble by the fool as a Great Falls, Montana man, showing off his new Colt’s automatic revolver, set it on safety and pointed it at his head. After several snappings of the trigger, it discharged.

The Narrow Gauge plans to buy a surplus steel bridge from the SP to be used on the new cutoff.

The government collected thousands of dollars in fines for illegal cutting in the Tahoe timber preserve.

M. McCormick and G. Dougherty are arrested for beating to death aged Robert Kirkland in Truckee. They’re being brought to the county jail here as lynch fever runs high.

Samuel Spears of Grass Valley shot and killed Fred Purdy at Rhyolite, Nevada in a pistol duel on the Main Street. The shooting was ruled self-defense.

Texas cowboys tried to lasso and hang a Negro who they thought was being “uppity” by being a member of the Knights of Pythias. The man managed to escape by jumping from a train.

Local businessmen and a band will join Grass Valley’s Donation Day parade.

A U. S. judge said the Federal Government has no right to interfere in the State’s running of its schools – this in regards to the exclusion of Japanese students.

J. W. Culver of French Corral had a saddle horse stolen.

A disgusting sight greeted janitor Richards when he opened the school. Blackboards were covered with the most vulgar writing, and tobacco had been spat upon the teacher’s desk and elsewhere.

Hatfield, the rainmaker, is in Oakdale, hired to produce much needed rain there.

The local brokerage firm of Barker and Smith will soon have a ticker tape to provide stock reports.

Culver’s horse was discovered at Wheatland – the man who took it is being sought.

Broken water pipes shut down the Brunswick, Sultana and Conlan mines.

Roosevelt insists that insurance companies take back all their campaign donations saying such contributions were not justified.

Nevada City received 6 inches of rain in 24 hours.

The Sacramento River is rising a foot an hour.

James Holsworth and M. E. Reed brought several horses down from Graniteville through snow over three feet deep.

A report from Washington states that two regiments of Japanese soldiers, disguised as laborers, are in Hawaii.

Twice this month a friend has tried to break his way into the home of Elizabeth Rodda, a single woman, who now lives in fear.

The Supreme Court will pass on the constitutionality of the 8-hour work day.

The postal inspector said Grass Valley’s streets and roads are not up to standard – there will be no foot delivery.

In an Edison Power project in Southern California, five men are killed in a cave-in. A miner named Hicks has been trapped below for five days.

A Walsh Street homeowner finally found his gate, missing since Hallowe’en. It was in the Catholic cemetery.

A Japanese newspaper declares that if Japanese in America want to go to school, the Japanese government should open schools here for them.

Santa Claus visited the local schools.

Miner Hicks, after being entombed for 15 days, is rescued – manages to walk unaided from the site of his ordeal.

A big dam has been built on Kanaka Creek near Alleghany and legal hydraulicking will begin.

In Sonora, Mexico, Yaqui Indians have killed 16 American settlers.

Two horses attached to a delivery wagon ran down Pine Street with driver Dunlap clinging to the lines. The team pulled up at the Owl saloon.

Two New York stablehands engaged in a duel with pitchforks. One combatant may not live.

Churches are holding programs for the Holiday and there are several dances and balls planned.

The Narrow Gauge is close to having their motorcar for a trial run. It will carry 15 passengers at 30 miles per hour.

A Deputy Police Commissioner said that since Caruso pinched the lady in Central Park, a bishop, a priest, a doctor, a lawyer, and an actor have been caught doing the same thing.


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