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100 years ago today: November 1913

Income tax is implemented today — will not affect most workingmen.

Charles McLean dropped assault charges against William Cline of Graniteville.

Rain until mid-month, then again around the 19th. Fair until threatening at month’s end.



Hallowe’en isn’t what it once was — very few pranks pulled by local youths.

PG&E plans to build a resort for its employees on a small island in Lake Spaulding.




An arson attempt was foiled when Burt Nunnis noted that Dan McCauley’s barn was on fire. Though quickly extinguished, it was clearly set on purpose.

Alleghany hotel man F.B. Delauney was injured by an acetylene gas tank explosion.

In Massachusetts, a revenue cutter towed the schooner Annie M. Parker into port, her hold full of fish, sails set but not a soul aboard — all 19 crewmen missing.

An employee named Ball fell into the cyanide tank at the Empire, going in over his head. He grabbed a pipe and pulled himself out and should recover.

Nine members of the Annie M. Parker were brought to Portland, Maine, solving the mystery of the empty ship. The Parker had gone on the shoals off Nantucket and, believing the vessel doomed, the captain ordered everyone off. Later, the ship worked herself free into deep water and was then picked up.

Truckee to build an Ice Palace costing $10,000 — winters sports to be featured.

Alpha Hardware has a 1913 auto for sale — worth $1,000, sell for $600.

The Narrow Gauge is employing Greeks at $2 a day — former workers were getting a $2.25 a day.

Mining men have been visiting the mines in the upper country by auto in the evenings, avoiding heavy traffic of the freight teams.

The National Hotel bus brakes broke and the horses took the vehicle for a run.

Women in Colfax say bawdy houses must go.

In divorce proceedings, Philadelphia R.H. Clements revealed that in a prenuptial agreement with his bride, he agreed they would remain celibate. Now after 14 years, Clements wants out — claims a marriage not consummated isn’t valid. However, Mrs. Clements said if that’s true, she’d be willing to marry Clements again and live with him as do other women with their husbands.

The movie Prisoner of Zenda shows at the Auditorium.

Pioneer men and women who came to Nevada County prior t0 1860 were feted by the Native Sons and Daughters parlors.

Navajo Indians on the Shiprock Reservation threatened a massacre — two troops of cavalry from Fort Apache sent out.

Al Fouyer of Alleghany was kicked in the head by a horse — injuries painful but not dangerous.

Daniel O’Leary, 70, walked 771 miles in 15 days from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco.

People on Washington Street are up in arms — night thieves stealing firewood.

Cleveland a city of doom as famine stalks that snowbound town.

The first canned fruit was been shipped from the county. Out of 18,460 cans only four spoiled.

Pennsylvania Engine Company invited Nevada Hose Company No. 1 to a camp stew.

A suitable monument should be placed where gold quartz was first discovered in California in 1850 on Gold Hill, a 15-minute walk from downtown Grass Valley. Next to Marshall’s discovery in Coloma, it is the most important gold find in California.

Nevada City Boy Scouts treat their families to a camp stew.

A.W. Wells, employed at the Champion, left a local miss at the church along with many unpaid hotel, livery and boardinghouse bills.

Lake City is receiving attention with the discovery of quartz and gravel deposits there.

Nevada City was nearly wiped out by a fire 50 years ago.

Norton Penrose, musician, and Lillian Provine, secretly married.

H. Joerschke and son sold the Buffalo Café on Main Street in Grass Valley.

Grass Valley firemen are upset over rumors of the removal of the fire horses. Trustee Mann said the board was just surmising about the future.

The Tahoe Forest fought 115 fires this season.

County fruit production has increased over 200 percent in the last 10 years.

Eggs 60 cents a dozen locally — 15 to 20 cents more than last year.

Spaulding dam done — cost, $5,000,000.

A cigar maker here is using locally grown tobacco.

Bill Miner, old time stagecoach bandit who started in 1862, died in a Georgia prison.

Nevada City’s donation day netted $321 cash plus provisions.

England’s Chancellor Lloyd George won’t grant women suffrage — don’t have the people behind them nor any powerful backers.

Amos Van Zant, Union Army veteran, died at Forest.

Work continues all winter at the 16 to 1 — will build boarding facilities for workers there.

Chapman Grant, grandson of U.S. Grant, will join the army.

The Navajo uprising has been put down.

Live Turkey shoots here outlawed by the Humane Society.

A demure young miss stepped into the Grass Valley city hall and asked Trustee Jones to find her a husband — she is tired of work on the farm. Jones received several communications from gentlemen who claim to be the embodiment of perfection.


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