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100 years ago, November 1906

Hallowe’en passed quietly last night. Most people had taken in their gates. The rising generation, many in costume, crowded the streets, some throwing handfuls of flour at passersby.

The War Department has ordered every officer and soldier to wear an aluminum tag about his neck about the size of a half-dollar containing the wearer’s name, company and regiment. They observe how much trouble it was to identify the dead during the Civil War.

The Swedish comedy “Tilly Olsen” will appear at the Nevada Theatre tonight.



Rain around the first, middle and last of the month, with very high winds near the end.

William Rowe, 45, ill for some time, died at the Gaston mine.




Roosevelt is in Panama inspecting work on the canal.

A packed house listened to Labor men at the auditorium last night.

In Wyoming, Ute Indians completely outwitted the military, raiding a supply train and leaving troops hungry.

James McLachlan, Grass Valley miner, died of pneumonia at Goldfield.

Peary fails to reach the North Pole – is reduced to eating the sled dogs. He still made furthest excursion north of any man yet.

Cattlemen are looking toward winter with dread – lack of early rains have kept grass scarce.

Conferences begin between the Indians and the military. Utes agree to return to their Powder River reservation if winter rations are issued and a change of reservation location considered.

In Grass Valley, a relieved Mrs. Herman Salmon received a letter from her husband in Utah. She had not heard from him for awhile and was worried because the body of an unidentified man was found in the Reno rail yards.

A good audience heard the Republicans close their campaign in Nevada City.

Posse men in Missouri track a daring robber who robbed a train alone.

The daughter of John Magonigal of Pleasant Valley was badly burned when her clothes caught fire from a burning brush pile.

The Dark Town show was a big success at the Nevada Theater as 50 ladies in burnt cork performed before a packed house.

A honeymoon outing in Maine was broken up when a log placed upon a campfire was found to harbor a bee’s nest.

A near smash-up on Piety Hill. A passing automobile scared a milk wagon horse.

In New Mexico Charles Caldwell, a government secret service agent, was found dead along a railroad track – by accident or design is not known.

The danger of driving cattle through the city streets was pointed out yesterday as vaqueros on Mill Street narrowly prevented a small boy from being hurt – or worse.

Republican James N. Gillette beat Bell for governor by a small margin. In New York elections, Hearst is the only Democrat defeated.

One-year-old Bertrum Mounday died of pneumonia at his Mill Street home.

A train wreck claims 45 immigrant passengers in Indiana.

Grass Valley’s Fighting Dick Hyland was given the decision over Cyclone Thompson in a twenty-rounder in Ogden, Utah.

Courting by wire, the stepson of pianist Paderewski, enamored of a Chicago woman, wooed her by telegraph until she accepted his proposal.

Ten year old George Clemo of Gold Flat was kicked by a horse and had his thigh broken.

Forty-five people drowned in the collision of the steamers Dix and Jeanie off the north coast.

The Waugh drill, a new, lighter drill, will be demonstrated at the North Star.

Tom Cooper, famous bicyclist, was killed in New York while driving his automobile at a rapid rate.

Nevada City Donation Day is Friday.

Three people died in a disastrous fire at the Goldfield hotel.

Seven passengers had a close call on the Washington road when a tree blew down just in front of the coach.

It’s against postal regulations to mail the endless “chain letters” requiring the recipient to send out even more mailings.

Mrs. Dan Dougherty of Smartsville, 68, passed away.

Young Delbert Reynolds has brain fever and is not expected to live.

A valuable saddle mare belonging to Ballou dropped dead on the street. The veterinarian said it was heart disease.

President Roosevelt returned from his trip to Panama.

Local miners ask that carmen and tenders get $3.00 a day, $2.50 for others.

In Denver, Miss Birdie Appell, driving a motorcar, ran down and killed Howard Haber, an old Union soldier.

Little Emily Lehman, 7 months, died of pneumonia at her home on North Church Street.

Tenor Enrico Caruso is jailed in New York for pinching a woman in Central Park.

The fame of the Grass Valley male choral singers has spread – they are invited to sing in Sacramento on New Year’s Day.

Evelyn Sandow of Grass Valley was strolling with her fiance, James Krill, in San Francisco when he was attacked by a hoodlum and stabbed to death. Miss Sandow is distraught and vows to follow her lover to the grave. A close watch is being kept on her.

A grocery store in North San Juan had its roof partially blown off by the high winds we’ve been having.

The Union will close down Thanksgiving Day.

Caruso was fined $10.


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