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100 years ago in Nevada County

George Brown and his bride, Mae Melber of North Bloomfield, walked to Graniteville without snowshoes — 12 hours to make the 15-mile trip.

Jim Thorpe signed to play with the New York Giants for $7,500 a year.

Weather cold with rain and snow during the last third of the month.



War flames rekindle as Turks and Balkans prepare to clash again.

Nevada City Firemen’s Ball a success — net receipts $656 — most ever.




In Moscow, Madame Nadia Putokin and her husband – both fencing instructors – had a duel over his accusing her of being unfaithful. She ran him through the heart and killed him.

John Muscardini, who took over Solari’s place on Broad Street, was slipped a ‘gold brick,’ ordinary Babbitt metal palmed off as gold amalgam.

Only two more states must vote and then a national income tax will be a reality — incomes below $4,000 to $5,000 will be exempt – nothing for the average person to worry about.

Postal inspector M.A. Martin investigated the break-in and removal of jewelry from a Nevada City post office box and obtained a confession from a local man.

A meeting of the argonauts who survived crossing Death Valley 63 years ago was held in Santa Cruz. The first to attempt the crossing, they drank ox blood to survive.

The Grass Valley city marshal office will remain elective.

A German has invented a device that allows a man to work underwater by carrying oxygen on the back.

George Rice was struck on the head with a bottle in a row with Joe Muscardini in the Toscano saloon on Sacramento Street.

London suffragettes justify using violent methods — claim peaceful means gain no attention and they are ignored.

The musical, “Mutt & Jeff,” based on Bud Fisher’s cartoon characters, will appear at the Nevada Theatre.

The climbing price of gasoline has some motorists wondering if they shouldn’t return to Dobbin.

An Italian shoots at — but misses — a woman, Margaret Baggfeld, in the Truckee Masonic hall. Deadly mafia said to be involved.

Mexico City echoes with the sound of cannon as Madero’s forces battle Diaz. U.S. battleships are sent to protect Americans and foreigners.

John Hoffman, who worked at the North Star, is building a monoplane. The Hoffman Aeroplane Company has been incorporated.

Four hundred claims totaling $7 million dollars have been put in against the Titanic’s sinking.

Louis Fischer — arrested for burglary of Celio’s Plaza grocery.

Remains of the Scott polar expedition — missing a year — have been found — party may have starved to death in February, 1912.

A burglar wen to rob a Mrs. Morris in Los Angeles. She pled that her baby was dying and she was going for a doctor. The burglar immediately called for vinegar, sugar and water, which he forced down the infant’s throat. He then worked for an hour, until the child was out of danger. She offered him money but the man refused it and left. The woman won’t identify the man.

Madero refuses to resign — will die first, he claims.

Automobiles have not affected the sale of horses in the county. Levi Johnson, horsetrader, said the price of good horses has never been so high.

Divorce mills hit a death blow — Nevada senate raises the residency requirement to one year.

Joaquin Miller, 72, poet of the Sierra, died in Oakland.

The Ford agency sold eight machines to local people — Dr. Brown and Dan Norton, the Schwartz brothers, A.B. Foote, Will Waggoner, Fred Bastian, Clarence Grenfell and Roy Tremeloux.

Statistics for 1912 show that one aviator in 52 was killed during the year. The U.S. leads with 48 deaths out of 3,300 aviators.

Fred Arbograst swore a complaint against Frank Bradbury of North San Juan, claiming Bradbury pulled his ear off in a fight. An attempt to sew it back on failed.

Five ducks, coming out of a pond, froze their feathers to the steel tracks as they tried to cross them. The trolley was halted until the ducks could be rescued.

The U.S. warns Mexico it won’t tolerate mistreatment of Americans there.

Dr. Carl Jones has returned home from his European trip.

Zapata says he’s happy with the new regime.

Government agents have difficulty enforcing the public health law requiring individual towels in public places.

In Kentucky, one agent in a restaurant was told to use the same towel as the last 14 men had done.

The Western Union installs a wireless antenna atop the National Hotel.

Mother Jones arrested as she goes to aid of West Virginia strikers.

Madero executed in Mexico.

The fashion industry decrees shorter and tighter skirts for next year. The editor wonders how ‘milady’ will enter a car with proper modesty unless she erects a screen about her so that the bypasser will have no reason to pause as passes.

The attempted shooting of Miss Baggefeld in Truckee was because her fiance’s parents are against the marriage.


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