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100 years ago in Nevada County: October 1913

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John R. Hart | The Union

An over supply of liquor caused Paul Schmidt to forget he was in a hotel, not at home. Nightwatchman Rusk found Schmidt hanging by his fingers from the second story of the Civic Hotel. Rusk got a ladder, allowing Schmidt to get down.

Clinch Mercantile — satisfied that auto trucks do a better job and are less expensive than horses — will sell all their teams.

October was warm — just a trace of rain.



Officials note that the potato tuber moth is in Nevada County.

Missouri will start paying Confederate veterans $10 a month pension.




When complete, Spaulding dam, at 305 feet, will be the world’s tallest.

In a Massachusetts football game, one coach admitted giving his players strychnine to bolster their energy — they rolled up 10 points, holding their opponents scoreless.

Giants face the Athletics in the series.

Local Bartlett pears are bringing $3.85 a box in the East.

President Wilson was riding in a car through Washington when it struck a messenger boy on a bicycle — the boy was slightly bruised.

Dr. Christman died suddenly while walking from Alleghany to Graniteville. A Santa Cruz dentist, he had a mining claim in the mountains.

The Catholic Fair is this week — will have many golden jubilee festivities.

A girl is killed as aviator Lincoln Beachey accidentally sweeps a number of people off a rooftop in Rochester, N.Y.

Forest Springs pioneer John Wallace celebrates his 93rd birthday.

Athletics win first game, 6-4.

Peter Rondoni of Chicago Park was charged with assault against Thomas Boscow over a right-of-way dispute.

Athletics win second game, 8-2.

A new high school will cost $60,000.

“There goes Billy!” was the cry in Kansas City, Mo., as actor Bill Anderson of western film fame strolled through the streets there.

Giants sweep Athletics in third game.

An accountant’s report shows that the Grass Valley city books are badly kept — oversights and errors cost the city money.

Giants lose the fourth game, 6-5.

Miss Martina Morrison, Rough and Ready postmistress, was thrown from her rig on lower Main Street and bruised.

Chicago Park antagonists Boscow and Rondoni sign a treaty of peace.

The steamer Voltorno burns in mid-ocean — 135 lives lost as other ships stand by, unable to render aid due to high waves.

Athletics win series with fifth game, 3-1, despite the pitching of the great Mathewson.

A woman’s nude body was found in the hills near Colfax — a letter indicates she is Lillie Smith but no one here knows of her.

Nat Tomolo was thrown into the brush last night by an assailant on the Champion Road. Tomolo claims he knows the man and will swear out a warrant.

Frank Rodriguez was assaulted at Edwards Crossing by R. Bawden — he will also swear out a warrant.

Turns out. Lillie Smith led a wild life in Truckee. She figured in a shooting there recently where her lover shot her and killed himself.

Miss Emily Parsons and Clarence Grenfell joined in marriage — Grenfell is a prominent insurance and realty man.

Secretary of the Interior Lane ordered Ishi, the last man of his tribe, to be removed from the California University and made to live on a reservation.

The Alleghany road is now open — first autos go over the route in good time.

Some officials fear war with Mexico is near.

L.E. Wing has a close call in the Idaho-Maryland mine. He was caught in an avalanche of dirt and rock.

Chicago Park to soon have telephones.

Nevada County fruit and nuts take honors at the California Land Show in San Francisco.

A New Mexico mine disaster — 247 men buried.

Dynamiters damaged the flumes feeding the Delhi mine.

The steamer, Centennial, which left Japan six years ago, and disappeared, was sighted in the ice off Sakhalin Island, near Siberia — deserted with the lifeboats gone.

East Lynne is playing at the Nevada Theater — Way Down East next.

Miss Lena Hellings of Neal Street is one of seven heirs to her grandfather’s $70,000 estate.

British may compromise on Irish home ruled — leave Ulster out.

Young folks enjoyed a Halloween party at the Charonnet home in Nevada City.

A handcar collided with a coach on the Narrow Gauge — Foreman Saamer and Norman Ogilvie injured.

Another murder in Truckee as Charles Forney is shot in a robbery.

Professor Percival Lowell, famous Mars expert, said changes observed in that planet are not from natural causes — planet must be inhabited.

George Smith — guilty in the killing of his nephew, Frank Gilham.

Stage companies are feeling the pinch of reduced revenues now that the Post Office is delivering parcels while autos take their business in the summer.

Richard Uren, last of the five Uren brothers, passed away.

Hudson Bay officials rescued 10 Eskimos stranded on an island for 10 years. They lived on fish and meat — several had died and several children were born.


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