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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:04:02 AM »
From the Library of Congress, May 17, 1918.


The Rogue River Courier.  (Grants Pass, Oregon.)

SOLDIER LETTER

April 21, 1918. Publisher Rogue River Courier:

  Having received two copies of the Weekly Rogue River Courier, I felt obliged to thank you as far as words will express my thanks. Being no artist at the manipulation of words I must let it go at that. Perhaps you people on the other side of the pond do not realize it but news of home to us is as water to a thirsty man on the desert. I'm not what you would call homesick, but when one leaves what I call God and country, and never finds its equal, one naturally has a longing to return.

  Owing to my past good record I have been doomed to fight the "Battle of Paris" until the end of the war. Secretary Daniels thought he was bestowing a great honor on us by stationing us in Paris. Little did he think we would be dodging shells and bombs without a chance to get revenge. Life is a lottery here in Paris. One just takes a chance on not being where the shells and bombs drop. You can't see them coming and there is no use dodging after they have dropped.

  The first air raids reminded me of the 4th of July celebrations we used to have in the Railroad park. But of course those celebrations weren't nearly so dangerous. During the first raids the French sent up many planes to combat with the Boches, each French plane carrying a red light. It looked like so many red stars floating in the sky. The rocket and machine gun fire and falling Boche planes were prettier than any 4th of July celebration I have ever seen. But aerial warfare over Paris has changed some since then. When German planes are sighted coming toward Paris the alarm is given and a heavy barrage fire is kept up until the enemy planes are either brought down or driven bark. The Boche doesn't like our barrage fire welcome so he doesn't come very often.

  Fritsie imagines he is wrecking Paris with his little pop gun. The shells do very little damage. Some of them fall without even hurting anyone. Shells may come and shells may go but the Parisians go on forever. The only shell that had any real bad effect on Paris was dropped on a cathedral. This shell was dropped on Good Friday, the very day and hour of the death of Christ. This act alone will assure the Kaiser a warm reception in Hell when he gets down there. There were 75 killed and 90 injured. Many among the killed were Americans. I was one of the few people to enter the church immediately after the bodies were removed. Huge pieces of masonry were piled up as high as the ordinary man. Most of the people were sitting directly under the dome and when the dome was struck by the shell the people were burled. After looking over the ruins I closed my eyes and imagined I saw the Kaiser in Hell. He was tossing about on red hot pitchforks and little flames were slowly scorching his filthy hide. I couldn't go and get his scalp myself, but God knows I would like to.

  I am glad that the people of Grant Pass are taking an active part in the Red Cross work. I spent a week in the American Red Cross hospital No. 1, under the care of several American Red Cross nurses. I wanted to stay sick just to be under their care, but I had my usual run of bad luck and got well.

  I certainly have appreciated the Courier and hope you will continue to send then. If there is anything I could do for you here in Paris, such as sending you publications, I would be glad to serve you. That Grants Pass and the Courier may prosper is the wish of I,
FLORIAN J, BAUER. U. S. M. C.
U. S. Naval Aviation Headquarters, Paris, France.


The Seattle Star.





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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:42:26 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 17. 1918.


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Australian troops and RFC mechanics towing the fuselage of a wrecked German AEG G.IV bomber by a lorry through Amiens, 17 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247707 © IWM (Q 12177)


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Soldiers of one of the Territorial battalions fixing barbed wire to knife-rests. Near Arras, 17 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244608 © IWM (Q 8798)


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A British soldier talking to a French girl tending cattle by the side of a main road near Amiens, 17 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246623 © IWM (Q 10990)


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:43:23 AM »
Here is a picture of Marion Nine, the engineer who wrote the above note.  I was going to include it last night but my old scanner went belly up. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 16, 2018, 04:21:28 AM »
From the Library of Congress, May 16, 1918.


The Rogue River (Grants Pass, Oregon) Courier.


CONVICT BALDWIN IS NEAR CAPTURE

  Portland, May 10. Jeff Baldwin, escaped convict, is believed to be surrounded between Oregon City and. Canby. His capture is expected before night.


The Tonopah Daily Bonanza.


TOM KULIACHA WILL BE TRIED TOMORROW MORNING

  The case ot the state versus Tom Kuliacha, accused of feloniously using a knife on Vic Bogdonovich, will be heard by a jury this morning in Justice Dunseath's court. The prisoner says he was taunted into using a knife and that the prosecuting witness provoked the encounter. Dr. Cowden, who attended the wounded man, gave his deposition this morning as he will not be present at the hearing owing to a previous summons from Goldfield.


DR. J. C. COWDEN has been called to Goldfield to attend a trial which begins tomorrow morning. He expects to return in the afternoon.
 

HEARING OF CHARGE OF MURDER NEXT WEEK

  Judge Averill will be occupied next week with the hearing of the case of the State vs. Kruger, accused of murdering a prospector named McWilliams at Round Mountain. A venire of 80 tales men has been drawn and service was completed yesterday. The trial promises to be one of exceeding interest owing to the fact that the allegations are supported by circumstantial evidence without any witnesses to the actual commission of the crime.


PETER SOMERS IN FRANCE

  Judge P. J. Somers received a letter this morning from his daughter in Los Angeles in which she mentioned receipt of a cablegram reading: "Arrived safely. Peter." From which it is inferred that the boys of the quartermasters corps, consisting chiefly of Goldfield recruits, are now nearing the front.


The Evening Herald.  (Klamath Falls, Oregon.)


ENGINEERS IN FRANCE ARE KEPT VERY BUSY

  The many friends of Lieutenant Marion Nine, formerly of the Nine Lumber company here, and now with The Company F detachment of the 20th Engineers in France, will be pleased to hear that he is well and busily engaged in the prosecution of the war.
 
  A part of an interesting letter just received by the Herald, telling of his activities, is quoted.

  My regiment is doing excellent work, a work that is absolutely necessary for the successful prosecuting of the war. Our men are scattered all over France, wherever they can do the most good. One half of my company is below Bordeaux, while I am with the other half not so very far from Paris. There are many Klamath Falls boys in my company, several of whom are now with me.
 
  At present we are shipping all kinds of forest products to the front, wood faggots, different kinds of ties, artillery planks, pickets for wire entanglements, and lumber. We have a small mill running twenty-four hours per day, and will start a larger mill in a few days. We have the record for France for the biggest cut on a mill like ours. We cut 30 per cent more oak than the rated capacity for pine. The timber we have here is scrubby oak, with a small percentage of beech. The timber runs about two and a half thousand feet per acre.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:41:42 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 16, 1918.


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13 pounder anti-aircraft gun in the ruins of Lievin, 16th May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238530 © IWM (Q 6619)


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British Signaling Officers posted up a water tower in Lievin, 16 May 1918. Note the shrapnel holes.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239680 © IWM (Q 7880)


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Naked American troops waiting for delousing treatment in the undressing room of the Delousing Station in the 166th Field Hospital (Indian Village). France, 16 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205307394 © IWM (Q 58122)


R.I.P.


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Second Lieutenant Percival Arthur Ward. Unit: C Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Death: 16 May 1918 Died of wounds Western France. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Sarah Ward, of 5, Bishopsgate, London. CWGC has age at death given as 19.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205390342 © IWM (HU 127053)



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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 15, 2018, 05:57:29 PM »
All inside jokes and all fairly dumb.  ... But not that ... bad

lol  Thanks, TL.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 15, 2018, 05:47:33 PM »
So what's the deal with the popularity in horse heads? I was in a yoga class on Halloween where we were encouraged to wear costumes but had to keep them on for the entirety of the class to get the prize. One lady wore a horse head. I have to say it made me giggle seeing someone doing postures with a horse head but I don't know the origin of the trend. Please, could someone enlighten me?

I'm worse off than that.  I don't understand the tide pod reference, other than what I've read in the news about it.  Also, I don't get the Good-Dave notation.  Good as in sometimes he's good and at other times bad?  Or is he being compared to another Dave?  If so, there's nothing to worry about because that thread is only getting about two posts a day.  If I were Dave I would kind of wince when seeing the Good Dave description, because sometimes, a man just wants to be.....bad!

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:14:09 AM »
From the Library of Congress, May 15, 1918.


The Rogue River Courier.

SOLDIER LETTER

France, April 14, 1918.
Dear Mother: 
 
  I just received your letter of March, and I want to tell you I have received, I guess, all of the letters you have sent, though I had not at that time, and please don't try to make them any shorter, for the bigger the better. Sprlng is here, too. I guess it goes away with April as it is raining and blowing awfully now. We sure get those April showers here. It only takes a light rain and everything is muddy. I received the Weekly Courier last night. They sent it to me and it is the best paper I get to read, as it is right from home.

  Yes, those Boches, (it means swine) are a stubborn lot, even those who have been made prisoners are just as certain they are going to lick us as they were the first day they started. They have had the military and Kaiser stuff beat into them ever sine they were born and they know nothing else.  Their God is the Kaiser, or at least he comes first, but now von Hindenburg is the high muck-amuck. They all are a bunch of war-insane brutes. Well that's enough. They have to be licked and will be. Well I must close this time and I don't want to miss saying. I am feeling fine. Your loving son.

BERT BUCHANAN ZUVER.
Supply Co. 30t,
Q. M. C. A. E. F.

A postscript added to this letter says. "Bert is bossing German prisoners now."


The Seattle Star.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 15, 2018, 03:44:44 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 15, 1918.


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Pilots of No. 32 Squadron. An American, Canadian, New Zealander, Englishman and South African, respectively; Green, Lawson, Leese, McBean, Hooper. Humieres aerodrome, near St. Pol, 15 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247582 © IWM (Q 12041)


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Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 biplane (serial number B5106) of No. 59 Squadron taking off at Vert-Galland Aerodrome, 15 May 1918. Note the Observer's Lewis gun on the Scarff Ring in the background and two air mechanics holding the inter-plane struts.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247700 © IWM (Q 12170)


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Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 biplane of No. 59 Squadron in flight. Photographen taken from another R.E.8 flying from Vert-Galland Aerodrome, 15 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247702 © IWM (Q 12172)


R.I.P.


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Lieutenant Harry Jones. Unit: 4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).  Son of Walter and Mary Jones, of Hastings, Sussex; husband of Frances Amy Jones, of 528, Alexandra Park Rd., Wood Green, London. Lieutenant Jones received his commission in July 1915 and served in France from August 1915. In March 1918 he joined Acting Adjutant Command. He was killed, accidentally, whilst at Bombing School in Aldershot on 15 May 1918. He was 42. Lieutenant Jones was mentioned in Army Orders on 19 November 1915 and in the Somme Dispatches, 1916.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026105 © IWM (HU 96657)

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:28:20 AM »
Happy birthday, paladin!

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:10:11 AM »
I'm guessing they can't pronounce Oregon correctly either then

Ore-ree-gun.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:08:07 AM »
Just noticed more pages here than that other guy's thread.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:15:23 PM »


Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's headquarters.


By Grayghost01 at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9444272

As we can see, the place is still there, and nicely preserved at that.

Stonewall's house has also been saved for posterity.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson_House


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 14, 2018, 03:40:57 PM »
Those Baldwins, always causing trouble, even back then. Glad they caught the escaped mental patient. Teenagers at the Lover's Lane in Salem don't need to worry about an attack during the course of 'heavy petting.'

Sounds lovely: "Intestinal Evacuant" (marketing back then was in its infancy.)

http://www.bergsengs.com/Adlerika-MN.html
https://www.si.edu/object/nmah_715087

I wonder if the mental patient's name was Gussie Gold?  typo?  Would be a nice name for a budding podcaster. 

Ha, the pic of that bottle looks like the stuff started to work before the person had a chance to put it back in the medicine cabinet.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 14, 2018, 03:19:46 PM »
I wonder if Heather is going to open her show with Art's greeting, "From the high desert and the great American southwest, I bid you all good evening," etc.   

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 14, 2018, 06:34:10 AM »
Damn!  Every time you write LNM my slow brain thinks it's LMH. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 14, 2018, 03:42:37 AM »
From the Library of Congress. The Rogue River Courier, May 14, 1918.


CONVICT BALDWIN IS STILL AT LARGE

  Salem, Oregon, May 14. With orders to "bring him in dead or alive," the state police took their first hand in a man-hunt and also their first swing at the role of constabulary, when 29 of them arrived from Portland in automobiles and motorcycles yesterday afternoon to join in the search for Jeff Baldwin, who made his escape from the penitentiary Sunday. Major Deich and Lieutenant Snyder are in command of the detachment. Snyder has lived here for years and knows the country in this section like a book. 
 
  Major Deich detached on automobile load of police to Albany, another to West Stayton, and another to Jefferson. A motorcycle was sent to Wilsonville to cut off escape over the big Oregon Electric bridges over the Willamette and another to the Oregon Electric bridge over the Santiam, south of here.

  Salem, May 14. Warden Murphy and a posse, who were hunting for escaped Convict Baldwin, caught Gussis Gold, an escaped patient from the state hospital, but no trace of the escaped convict.

 
ADVERT

Grants Pass People Should Eat Pie Daily

  Pie is wholesome, combining both fruit and grain. Those who have trouble digesting pie should take ONE SPOONFUL simple buckthorn bark, glycerin, etc.. as mixed in Ad-ler-i-ka. This Flushes the ENTIRE bowel tract, removes foul matter which poisoned your stomach for months and relieves ANY CASE sour stomach, gas or constipation and prevents appendicitis. Leaves stomach in condition to digest ANYTHING.
National Drug Store. 



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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 14, 2018, 02:57:36 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 14, 1918.


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A camouflaged path between Lievin and Lens which was formerly the main road, 14 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238538 © IWM (Q 6627)


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Gunner of the Royal Field Artillery painting the wheel of a limber with camouflage. On the limber is the sign of the 35th Division. Near Albert, 14 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247098 © IWM (Q 11505)


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Men of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at dinner near Lievin, 14 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238537 © IWM (Q 6626)


R.I.P.


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Rifleman William Pepino S/21059. Unit: 12th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. Death: 14 May 1918 Western Front.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205387016 © IWM (HU 116846)

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Ian Punnett
« on: May 13, 2018, 11:35:26 PM »
Derek Smalls talking to St. Hubbins, "I envy us."  I love that line in Spinal Tap.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:26:24 PM »
i thought he was dead.. died of a heart attack years back.

That was Ben Gardner.  http://bellgab.com/index.php?topic=8542.msg488558#msg488558

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:23:12 PM »
That is awesome and crazy. Smash and grabs of jewelry still happen today- why won't jewellers learn? And the fight is like something out of an old Western movie!

Ha, I liked this news item.  I wonder, why didn't the jeweler walk out through the broken window?

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:21:46 PM »
I hope they catch the other outlaw. This bold portion intrigued me. I've never heard of an "automatic," or "semi-auto" for that matter, chambered in .30-.30. I could be wrong I can't seem to find any examples on a quick internet search.

Perhaps somebody can help us out on this.  I'm pretty sure that was how the gun was described.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:07:36 PM »
3 brides, sisters, ham- buddy husbands...  Simple.

Yeah, I had it wrong.  Ran a search and Norland answered my question.  http://bellgab.com/index.php?topic=8542.msg488558#msg488558  Funny how Art liked to take his buddies down to get Filipino wives.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:59:49 PM »
Thatís Carl Richardson, he married to Airynís sister and now Heaterís web designer. He was a ham buddy of Artís and ďintroducedĒ Art to Airyn. Itís belived he did it to get Art to pay for Carl to get his fat ass over to the the Philippines to marry his internet girlfriend. I should add that Carl, Art and the Ruiz sisters had a double wedding ceremony once they got there.

Then who was the dude that somebody posted about several weeks back?  I wish I could find it, but the poster stated that the guy was the man that introduced Art to Airyn and went with Art to the Philippines to marry the sisters.  He also included a link to the guy's obituary of a couple years back, and from reading it, it did seem possible that he was Art's travel buddy.  He had a Filipino wife listed as a survivor, etc. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:15:11 AM »
From the Library of Congress, May 13, 1918.


The Rogue River Courier.

"BAD MAN" WALKS OUT OF PRISON

  Salem, Oregon, May 13. Jesse Baldwin, one of the state's most desperate convicts and notorious as a "bad man," added another chapter to his record at the state penitentiary when he made a daring single-handed escape from the penitentiary at 10 o'clock Sunday morning.

  In broad daylight Baldwin pried open the bars of a window in the commissary department of the main prison building and walked unconcernedly out of the big gates unmolested under the very eyes of the guards.

  About seven months ago he staged a spectacular escape on the same day with some other convicts. Baldwin was recaptured not far from Albany by a Linn county deputy sheriff. On the way to Albany after the capture, Baldwin filched the officer's revolver from his pocket, fired at him, and nearly made his escape in a desperate fight on a lonely road. Baldwin was finally overpowered and stood trial at Albany for the assault of an officer. He had 14 years more servitude at the prison hanging over his head.

  Salem, May 13. Three squads of state police are coming to help hunt for Convict Jesse Baldwin. It is believed that Baldwin robbed a house in Salem last night and secured an overcoat and hat and $2 in money.


The Tonopah Daily Bonanza.

HISTORICAL WINDOW IS SMASHED AGAIN

  Two men engaged in a fight yesterday afternoon occupied the sidewalk in front of Mrs. Harris' Specialty Shop until one lifted the other clean off his feet and hurled him through the plate glass window which was smashed to fragments. The offenders promised to pay the damages.

  This is the same window that was smashed about nine years ago when the place was occupied by the Blakesless jewelry store and over $12,000 worth of diamonds lifted out by a thief. The robbery occurred in mid winter on a very stormy evening when few persons were outdoors and a regular blizzard was blowing with such intensity that one could not see across the street. At about 8:30 a man walked directly to the window which he smashed with a padded hammer and then reaching in seized a tray full of diamonds and made his escape. Before breaking the glass the robber had placed a bar made from a 2x4 in the handle of the door so that the jeweler, who was working inside behind the showcase, could not get out. Having taken the gems the thief escaped by springing over a low fence that enclosed the lot where Brokers Row is now and then made his way through to St. Patrick street where all trace was lost.


PERSONAL

  J. D. Grant, chief of police, was a passenger this morning for Battle Mountain, where he goes to recover the car stolen from W. A. Ray and disposed of by J. C. Blake, alias J. C. Farley, who represented himself as a member of the marines recruiting force.


ADVERTS

  I loan you a watch to carry while I repair your own. I am the finest watchmaker who ever came to Tonopah. Emile Merman at Robert's Grocery store. 

  Ladies who are particular about their appearance and who enjoy grace and comfort combined, wear NuBone Corsets. Not sold in stores. Orders taken at Cross avenue, near St. Patrick street. Grace Van de Mark, Corsetiere. 


The Evening Star.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:16:37 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, May 13, 1918.


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Machine Gun Corps practicing firing at aeroplanes. Rombly, 13 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235834 © IWM (Q 3284)


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Explosion of 300 depth charge from an American torpedo boat, 13 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215763 © IWM (Q 64332)


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British, French and American military policemen in front of a wrecked shop in Amiens, 13 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205216626 © IWM (Q 11142)


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American troops waiting for fumigation of their uniforms at Bonvillers, 13 May 1918.
(Note soldier at far left talking on a cell phone.)
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193022 © IWM (Q 70261)


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American troops fumigating their clothing, probably at Mont-Bonvillers, 13 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205307462 © IWM (Q 58210)


R.I.P.


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Captain Frank Oswald Medworth MC. Unit: 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Death: 13 May 1918 Western Front. Previously wounded at Salonika, 1917. Son of Joseph Medworth, of Mortlake, Surrey, and the late Caroline Medworth.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205385701 © IWM (HU 125521)

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Random Topics / Re: Reading Minds: The CoastGab Book Club
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:00:57 PM »


This book is full of short chapters on everything, well, strange.  Lots of territory covered here.  Things like the Loch Ness Monster, ghosts, the Abominable Snowman, a guy that was swallowed by a whale and survived, dreams that came true, ice falling from the sky, fish falling from the sky, a comet falling from the sky, (Tunguska) Napoleon's strange death, signals from space, disappearing armies, a disappearing farmer, (yeah, right in the middle of his field, 'poof' and he was gone) manmade structures on the moon and a cursed car, just to mention a couple.  There are 74 topics in all and each subject is given two and a half pages of coverage, thus, nothing is covered in a comprehensive way but still it's fun to read the short accounts of the strange things.  I had heard of most of these subjects, but there were several, like the disappearing farmer and a super smart dolphin that guided ships through a narrow inlet, that I had never read about before.  I was surprised to note that most of these strange subjects took place back in the seventeenth century.



Frank Edwards, the book's author, made a living off books like this.  I think there were a couple more, in fact I've got a signed copy of his book called Strange World.  Frank was born in 1908 and like Art Bell, got into radio at an early age.  He had a full career in radio and had his own show for a number of years.  He did television too.  I remember seeing him on Art Linkletter's House Party a couple of times.  Frank covered the UFO phenomena that cropped up when pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted some flying saucers back in 1947.  His best selling book was titled Flying Saucers - Serious Business, and come to think of it, he was probably hawking the book on Linkletter's show.  Edwards didn't live all that long, I think he was only 59 when he passed.  As a matter of fact, he died in the last couple minutes of June 23, 1967.  If he had lived just a few minutes longer he would have died on June 24, 1967, the twentieth anniversary of Arnold seeing the saucers.           

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: May 12, 2018, 03:48:58 PM »


This particular motel is in my collection.  It was called the Continental Motel and Restaurant and it was located in Williamsburg, Virginia.  I'm not sure where the restaurant was, perhaps that lower addition to the left, overlooking the pool.  All gone now.  I looked the property over via Google Road Search and could only find a newer building there.  It's a Chipotle restaurant, now.     


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: May 12, 2018, 04:12:49 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rogue River Courier, May 12, 1918.


ONE ROBBER OF BULLION IS CAPTURED

  Robert W. DeWitt, on of the robbers who held up R. Boswell and his son Robert Jr. at their placer mine near Holland May 2, has been captured and is now confined in the Josephine county jail awaiting examination. DeWitt was apprehended on Thursday at a mine about halfway between Yreka and Happy Camp, where he had stopped to retain work. From descriptions of the robbers which had been broadcast from the sheriff's office, men working at the mine suspected DeWitt and went to Yreka, 40 miles, in order to telephone to Sheriff Lewis for further details. The sheriff was positive they had the right man and gave instructions to arrest him without delay.

  Sheriff Lewis and Deputy Sheriff Lister, with Robert Boswell Jr., left Thursday night for Yreka and returned Friday night with the prisoner, who when arrested had a 30 30 automatic rifle and an automatic pistol. 

  From the story of DeWitt, who admits the crime, a story of duplicity and treachery is revealed, as  well as the details of a well planned holdup, which resulted in the theft of $6.000 in gold bullion.

  According to the story, DeWitt and his partner went to Waldo for the express purpose of robbing the Esterly mine. They camped in the hills overlooking the mine for a few days, and for a day his partner watched operations at the mine through a glass, but decided that the plan was not practical.

  DeWitt says that after a time he became worn out and also suffered from poison oak and he proposed that they make camp and rest. The partner mentioned that it was too close to the trail but that he would go over to a nearby flat and make camp, build a fire and have supper ready. He offered to carry DeWitt's blankets and his bundle in which the gold was carried. The offer was accepted and when DeWitt, who carried only the two guns, came to the camping place he found that no camp had been made. This was the last he had seen of his partner. Being broke, hungry and cold, DeWitt made for a mine and secured work, putting in one day, for which he
received board and $2.75.

  At the Yreka jail DeWitt's troubles again started when he was up before a kangaroo court composed of 15 or 30 prisoners and was fined $2.75. Then he was broke again.

  Young Boswell who picked out DeWitt from a group of miners as the man who had robbed the mine, paid to Sheriff Charles H. Howard, of Siskiyou county, the $250.00 reward, which will be paid over to I. F. McCoy and John R. Johnston, the deputy sheriff and the miner who arrested DeWitt.

  Sheriff Lewis is certain that they will be able to apprehend DeWitt's partner and has hope of securing the greater part of the bullion.

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From the Imperial War Museum, May 12, 1918.


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Soldiers of the South African Scottish Regiment in Rouen, 12 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235824 © IWM (Q 3274)


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A ruined shop in Abbeville, 12 May 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235815 © IWM (Q 3265)


R.I.P.


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Lieutenant George Eric Klug. Unit: 108th Howitzer Battery, 8th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Death: 12 May 1918 Western Front. Son of George Charles and Emma Jane Klug, of "Brookwood," Queen's Rd., Melbourne. Native of Broken Hill, New South Wales.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205302519 © IWM (HU 109518)

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