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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6000 on: December 30, 2017, 10:44:08 AM »
I hold out hope for the Chief.

Spoiler, according to quick interwebs, has been around since 15th century but applying to movies the two most sourced claims are "National Lampoon Magazine" in 1971 and the below about "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan."
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/net.movies/c09z1_ob--M/hTh1SpYoSa4J

That guy had a good eye. It's fun seeing posts from back in the early 80's like that.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6001 on: December 31, 2017, 04:13:21 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Lillian Midwood, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Drowned in the Mediterranean when the Osmanieh was torpedoed 31 December 1917. Believed to have drowned on HMS Osmanieh so the date of death given is incorrect.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380883


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Nurse G Bytheway, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Drowned in the Mediterranean when the Osmanieh was torpedoed 31 December 1917.  Believed to have drowned on HMS Osmanieh so the date of death given is incorrect - December not January.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380039


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Nurse Hermione A Rogers, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Drowned in the Mediterranean when the Osmanieh was torpedoed 31 December 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381119


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Sister W M Brown, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Drowned in the Mediterranean when the Osmanieh was torpedoed 31 December 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380001


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Sister Catherine Ball, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Drowned in the Mediterranean when the Osmanieh was torpedoed 31 December 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205379864


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Staff Nurse M Dorothea Roberts, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. Drowned in the Mediterranean when the Osmanieh was torpedoed 31 December 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381101

Info on the sinking of the Osmanieh: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmanieh&prev=search

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6002 on: December 31, 2017, 04:58:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Wheeling Intelligencer, December 31, 1917.




The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, December 31, 1917.

OUR "WINTER" WEATHER

  TEN below zero in Albany, N. Y., four below in Boston, zero in Chicago, thirty below at Duluth, an average of twenty below, for Dakota cities, forty-eight degrees below in Ontario, twelve below in Kansas City, and so on. . Most of the country is shivering, and in the big cities actual suffering is reported among the poor because of the shortage or high cost of coal.

  Behold Tonopah on Sunday, December 30 sunlight and shirt sleeves, auto picnic parties, weather made to order. We have had months of it already. A month or so more won't be unacceptable and our new weather man should be so informed. Weather Man Legler, in turning over the local bureau to Mr. Asher, apparently gave him the formula for bright, sunshiny days and clear atmosphere with a zip that makes life worth living.


CHIEF GRANT NOW ON WAY TO RECOVERY

  Dr. McLeod said today at 11 o'clock that Chief of Police Jack Grant was apparently out of danger and on the road to recovery. He passed a fair night and his hiccoughs have left him. He has been delirious at times, but his general condition seems to be improving. His pulse and temperature are both normal. Today is the tenth day since the operation.


NO TRACE OF McGUIRE.

  The sheriff's posse continued the search today for Frank McGuire, who disappeared a week ago. No trace has been found of him.


OLD-FASHIONED WATCH MEETING

  There will be an old fashioned watch meeting at the Presbyterian Church tonight. A good program has been provided for and a cordial invitation is extended to everybody who wishes to watch the old world out and the new year in. It has been a long time since there has been a meeting of this kind in Tonopah and it is hoped there will be a large attendance.


 




Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6003 on: January 01, 2018, 04:54:12 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tacoma Times, January 1, 1918.




From the Imperial War Museum.


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Men of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 15th (Scottish) Division celebrating New Year's Day in the hutments at Henencourt, January 1, 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205236882

Happy New Year everyone!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6004 on: January 02, 2018, 02:59:05 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A working party of the 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, passing along a communication trench in the Arleux sector, 2 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246300 IWM (Q 10615)


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Troops of 3/7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment marching through the ruined village of Metz-en-Couture, 2 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244259 IWM (Q 8384)


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A Royal Field Artillery battery passing through the ruined village of Ypres, 2 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244261 IWM (Q 8386)


From the Europeana Collection.


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Paradisi: Ascent to Monticello.  Date: January 2, 1918.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073496711.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1 https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/ 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6005 on: January 02, 2018, 03:54:33 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 2, 1918.


JAMES M'GUIRE IS LOCATED IN BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA

  After day of searching, James McGuire has been located at Bakersfield, Cal. McGuire disappeared a week ago Monday without any explanation and friends feared he had met with foul play. News of the whereabouts of McGulre came in a wire from J. Dunn of Bakersfield.


MRS. H. R. PROUTY SUES FOR A DIVORCE

  Mr. Hulda R. Prouty filed suit for divorce from Robert H, Prouty, both formerly of Tonopah, last Saturday in San Francisco. Mrs. Prouty asks for the decree on the grounds of cruelty, the cruelty being, she avers, his indifference to her.

  They were married in Tonopah November 26, 1903, and Mrs. Prouty declares the alleged cruelty started shortly thereafter. She asks $100 a month alimony, claiming that Prouty's present income is more than $180 a month.

  A brief announcement of the filing of the action was printed in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. Prouty conducted the Union drug store here up to about two years ago.


CHIEF GRANT IMPROVING

  Chief of Police Jack Grant is today doing nicely and despite the weakened condition resultant from his long suffering, is progressing to recovery. His temperature and pulse were both normal.


GOLDFIELD TAILOR NOW IN JAIL FOR SEDITIOUS TALK

  Harry Mortensen, formerly of Tonopah, is serving a 60-day sentence in the Goldfield jail for insulting the United States army. Mortensen, contrary to published reports, was not employed by W. D. Elliott, the local tailor, at the time of his arrest. He was employed in Goldfield by an Austrian and had been employed there for about four months.

  Mortensen, who is a citizen of Denmark, is an avowed Socialist.


AMUSEMENTS AT THE BUTLER

  Madge Kennedy here today. This is Madge's second appearance in Tonopah. The play she appeared in first, "Baby Mine," will be remembered for many years in the minds of the picture fans, for it was some drama. And here is one that is just as good, in which she stars tonight,

  "Nearly Married." It details the adventures of a pair of young newlyweds, Harry and Betty, separated because Harry declines to permit Betty's brother, Dick, to accompany them on their honeymoon. Believing that Betty really wants a divorce, which seems all the more likely because Dick, who is just opening a law practice, is threatening legal action on his sister's behalf.
 
  Harry enlists the legal advice of his friend. Tom Robinson, and Robinson, in turn, engages the services of Hattie King, a professional correspondent, who will compromise Harry for the sum of $1,000 and expenses.

  The separation continues for several months, with the principals thoroughly miserable, and then Tom Robinson and his wife, Gertrude, who is a friend of Betty, compare notes and conclude that it was all a mistake and that it is their place to bring the couple together again. Accordingly they arrange a meeting, which is quite successful in most particulars. Harry makes a satisfactory explanation to Betty and they elope in his racing car.

  The Robinsons exchange congratulations, but are speedily thrown into consternation when Dick appears, announcing that the divorce has been granted, and that if his sister goes out with Harry she will he a ruined woman. A chase ensues, the pursuing party being augmented by the appearance of Hattie. The outcome of the situations is thrilling in the extreme.

  See Disaster In Halifax, taken for the Pathe News, shown here today.

Info on "Nearly Married": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nearly_Married


Madge Kennedy  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madge_Kennedy
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Madge_Kennedy_1917.jpg






Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6006 on: January 03, 2018, 04:49:11 AM »
 
Ignaz Pilcher

Farmer's son from the town of Ostermuenchen, Germany.  http://s7.directupload.net/images/110511/q8cz9z88.jpg

Army soldier with the 6th Company, 30th Bavarian Infantry Regiment.

Served seventeen months of faithful service.

Killed by the impact of a full round onto his shelter on January 3, 1918.

Buried in the cemetery at Damvillers, France  https://www.tracesofwar.com/upload/6419130607142907.jpg
Block number three, grave number 198.

He was 21 years old.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6007 on: January 03, 2018, 04:51:38 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 3, 1918.


SEARCH FOR CONVICTS
 
  SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 3. The sheriff is aiding today in the search for two Mexicans who escaped from the Folsom penitentiary Tuesday.


CHIEF JACK GRANT CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

  Chief of Police Jack Grant continues to improve and is gaining in strength every day. He is now being permitted to eat some solid food, a bit of broiled tenderloin being served to him today.


STILL IN BUSINESS

  M. A. Hood, general agent for the Las Vegas & Tonopah railroad, denies the published report that his office has been closed as the result of the government taking over the railroads. He says he has had no notification of such action.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6008 on: January 04, 2018, 02:33:10 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Men of the 15th Battalion, The Royal Scots, man a Lewis gun in a trench near Croissilles, 4 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205196056 IWM (Q 10609)


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A poet in a trench occupied by men of the 15th Battalion The Royal Scots, 34th Division, near Croisilles, 4 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246295 IWM (Q 10608)


From the Europeana Collection.


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Position Cercen-pass: Panorama from Val Gabbiolo to Mandron.  Date: January 4, 1918.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073498680.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1 https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6009 on: January 04, 2018, 03:13:54 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 4, 1918.


DILWORTH, DAUGHTERS IN A NARROW ESCAPE

  Prof. George L. Dilworth and his three daughters, Lucille, Doris and Carmel, had a narrow escape from serious injury in an automobile accident Wednesday night on the road fifteen miles from Goldfield, between that town and Llda.

  Professor Dilworth and the girls were returning from Los Angeles in their Ford car. At about 8 o'clock they ran into a rut that twisted the right front wheel at right angles from the car and then plowed into soft sand. They were not running rapidly and the car was almost stopped when the front wheels got out of the rut and into the sand. The car turned over on its side, but no one was hurt.

  Camping equipment was gotten out and preparations made to spend the night. At 10:30 Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Pope, both of Hornsilver, came up in a big car. They had tools and worked with Professor Dilworth on the car until 1:30 in the morning, putting the injured machine in running order. A bonfire was built to heat the bent metal so that it could be straightened. The little party stayed in camp until daylight and then proceeded on their way to Goldfield, where more needed repairs were made.

  The fact that the Dilworth car is a Ford and not a big heavy machine and the further fact that Professor Dilworth was running slowly when he encountered the rut, prevented what might have been a very serious accident.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6010 on: January 04, 2018, 03:31:30 AM »
Production began at the Ford Motor Company's Rouge Complex plant on January 4th, 1918.  Still in use today, they are assembling the Ford F-150.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_F-Series

Info: https://blogs.lib.msu.edu/red-tape/2017/jan/january-4-1918-production-begins-fords-river-rouge-plant/


Aerial view of the Ford River Rouge plant (circa 1927). Located on the River Rouge in Dearborn, Metro-Detroit, Michigan.
By Detroit Publishing Co. - Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:River_Rouge_aerial_4a25915r.jpg

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6011 on: January 04, 2018, 05:52:27 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 3, 1918.


SEARCH FOR CONVICTS
 
  SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 3. The sheriff is aiding today in the search for two Mexicans who escaped from the Folsom penitentiary Tuesday.


CHIEF JACK GRANT CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

  Chief of Police Jack Grant continues to improve and is gaining in strength every day. He is now being permitted to eat some solid food, a bit of broiled tenderloin being served to him today.


STILL IN BUSINESS

  M. A. Hood, general agent for the Las Vegas & Tonopah railroad, denies the published report that his office has been closed as the result of the government taking over the railroads. He says he has had no notification of such action.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas_and_Tonopah_Railroad

Glad the Chief is improving. I hope he doesn't scarf down that broiled tenderloin and get the dreaded hiccups again! Be careful, Chief.

Perhaps if they build that wall they wouldn't have the problems of needing to search of Mexican escapees?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6012 on: January 05, 2018, 02:57:47 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Royal Artillery gunners of 51st Division entering their billet converted from a collapsed water tower at Riencourt, near Bapaume, 5 January 1918.[/b

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244266 IWM (Q 8393)


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Royal Artillery gunners of 51st Division entering their billet converted from a collapsed water tower at Riencourt, near Bapaume, 5 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244267 IWM (Q 8394)


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Royal Artillery gunners of 51st Division look out from their billet converted from a collapsed water tower at Riencourt, near Bapaume, 5 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205195301 IWM (Q 8395)


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Royal Artillery gunners of 51st Division in their billet converted from a collapsed water tower at Riencourt, near Bapaume, 5 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244268 IWM (Q 8396)


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American transport ship USS President Grant in the Brest Harbour, 5 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205307522 IWM (Q 58278)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6013 on: January 05, 2018, 03:53:16 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 5, 1918.


PIE SOCIAL ENJOYED

  A pie social was given by the young people of the Presbyterian church Friday evening. About one hundred of the young folk and their friends were present.

  The program consisted of a reading by Miss Claudius Irons, solo by Mrs. Hood, orchestra selections by Mrs. Sloans and three daughters, several selections by the Mandolin club, a reading by Miss Helen Clendening, a reading by Mrs. J. B. Tibbetts and a vocal solo by C. O. Seely. Refreshments were pie, coffee and chocolate and were thoroughly enjoyed.

  After refreshments the company played games until 11:30, when all departed for their homes, feeling they had spent a most enjoyable evening.


CHIEF GRANT WILL LEAVE HOSPITAL IN A FEW DAYS

  Chief of Police Jack Grant continues to improve. He has been placed on a regular diet and will probably be able to leave the hospital in a week or ten days.


INFLUENZA PATIENT


  John Kandich, a miner, was taken to the Miners' hospital today, suffering with influenza.


FUNERAL FOR MRS. PARK TODAY; MANY FLOWERS

  At 3 o'clock this afternoon the funeral of Mrs. Verda Park was held from the undertaking parlors. The casket was heaped high with exquisite flowers, such as American Beauty roses, carnations, white lilies and other blooms. The body was draped in a beautiful white silk shroud made by friends of the deceased.

  Undertaker Cavanaugh was successful in locating her father, M. Charlesworth, of Idaho, who sent funds for the funeral expenses.

  Interment was in the local cemetery, a large number of friends of the dead woman accompanying the body to its last resting place.

  Mrs. Park died of pneumonia New Year's night at 7 o'clock. The whereabouts of her husband is not known









Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6014 on: January 05, 2018, 12:36:24 PM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244266 IWM (Q 8393)

Looks like a still out of an early film production of Swift's "Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships." Looked like the Lilliputians found his cask of brandy and wanted to go for a drink/swim.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6015 on: January 05, 2018, 03:39:20 PM »
A website that documents the spread of the Great Influenza epidemic of 1918 took notice of the above Tonopah miner that caught the flu.  https://www.prosperoanalyticsllc.com/1918-onedayatatime/ 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6016 on: January 06, 2018, 02:42:33 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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American transport ship USS Aeolus at the Navy Yard in New York, 6 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205028846 IWM (Q 93064)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6017 on: January 06, 2018, 02:57:43 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The New-York Tribune., January 06, 1918.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6018 on: January 06, 2018, 02:36:22 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The New-York Tribune., January 06, 1918.


Wait. What? We took prisoner a Red Cross worker? I thought the Krauts were the bad guys who don't recognize rules of war?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6019 on: January 07, 2018, 02:31:26 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A Royal Engineers working party coming down from the line by light railway, Ypres, 7 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244276 IWM (Q 8404)


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A Royal Engineers working party coming down from the line by light railway, Ypres, 7 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244275 IWM (Q 8403)


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Troops unloading a train of sand and cement for making concrete for defense works, Ypres, 7 January, 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244274 IWM (Q 8402)


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A working party with the shells, wire and other stores they have been unloading from railway wagons, Ypres, 7 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244278 IWM (Q 8406)


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British troops drinking coffee supplied by the YMCA at an advanced dug-out near Ypres, 7 January 1918.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205244270 IWM (Q 8398)


From the Europeana Collection.


Position Cercen-Tip: Mandron and Lobbia Alta.  Date: January 7, 1918.
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200291/BibliographicResource_3000073498681.html?utm_source=api&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api2demo http://www.bildarchivaustria.at/Pages/Search/Result.aspx?p_eBildansicht=2&p_ItemID=1 https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6020 on: January 07, 2018, 03:09:43 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 7, 1918.


CHRISTMAS DAY TODAY FOR LOCAL SLAVONIANS

  Today is Christmas day for the Slavonians who adhere to the calendar of Russia and the Greek church. It is being celebrated in many Tonopah homes. There are many holiday visits being made from one home to another, and lavish dinners are being prepared with little roast pig as the piece de resistance.

  Because of the high prices there are very few suckling pigs on the market, but some were obtained at very high prices.

  Presents are made to friends and relatives and in most ways the day is celebrated as Americans observe Christmas.


FEAR OF RABIES IS PROVEN UNFOUNDED

  The "mad" dog shot several weeks ago by Judge Dunseath did not have rabies. The head of the animal was sent to W. B. Mack of the state veterinary control service. He sent the following letter to the local police department:

  "Your telegram of December 31 and the dog head referred to therein received. A thorough microscopic examination of the brain has failed to reveal the presence of rabies. Rabbits will be inoculated from portions of this brain to positively prove or disprove the presence of rabies. Evidence from this source, however, will be secured too late to determine the necessity of any persons bitten taking the Pasteur treatment. If there are such, they should seek competent medical advice at once."

  There were no persons reported bitten.


WRESTLER BERNE TO LEAVE ON TUESDAY

  William Berne, the Russian wrestler, who, besides being a top-notch wrestler, is as square a sportsman as ever struggled on the canvas mat for honor and lucre, will leave Tonopah tomorrow for Los Angeles.

  Berne failed to get a promoter to handle his match with Ajax of Goldfield. Both men were willing to go, but sporting men hesitated to put the match on before March, which was too long a time for the Russian to wait.

  Berne had planned to leave this morning, but on remembering that it was the day of Christmas in his homeland decided it wouldn't be fitting to travel on such a holiday.

  From Los Angeles he intends to go to Jerome, Ariz., where he has been promised a match.

  During his stay here the amiable big fellow has made many friends.


AJAX, BERNE ON SAME NIGHT SAYS GREEK
 
  Comes now Crith Theophelus, whose ancestors learned the classic game of wrestling in old Athens, and requests a chance at both Ajax and Berne on the same night.

  "If either one or both stay an hour I'll pay them $100 in real money," he declared modestly today.

  Theophelus comes from Fresno, where he found matches exceedingly scarce. He weighs 185 pounds. He says, it would be easy for him to throw both Ajax and Berne, one right after another, just like that.






Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6021 on: January 07, 2018, 03:23:02 AM »
Just want to say I love this thread! Thank you!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6022 on: January 07, 2018, 03:32:09 AM »
Just want to say I love this thread! Thank you!

My pleasure.  Very happy that you like it.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6023 on: January 07, 2018, 01:17:30 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, January 7, 1918.


CHRISTMAS DAY TODAY FOR LOCAL SLAVONIANS

  Today is Christmas day for the Slavonians who adhere to the calendar of Russia and the Greek church. It is being celebrated in many Tonopah homes. There are many holiday visits being made from one home to another, and lavish dinners are being prepared with little roast pig as the piece de resistance.

  Because of the high prices there are very few suckling pigs on the market, but some were obtained at very high prices.

  Presents are made to friends and relatives and in most ways the day is celebrated as Americans observe Christmas.


FEAR OF RABIES IS PROVEN UNFOUNDED

  The "mad" dog shot several weeks ago by Judge Dunseath did not have rabies. The head of the animal was sent to W. B. Mack of the state veterinary control service. He sent the following letter to the local police department:

  "Your telegram of December 31 and the dog head referred to therein received. A thorough microscopic examination of the brain has failed to reveal the presence of rabies. Rabbits will be inoculated from portions of this brain to positively prove or disprove the presence of rabies. Evidence from this source, however, will be secured too late to determine the necessity of any persons bitten taking the Pasteur treatment. If there are such, they should seek competent medical advice at once."

  There were no persons reported bitten.


WRESTLER BERNE TO LEAVE ON TUESDAY

  William Berne, the Russian wrestler, who, besides being a top-notch wrestler, is as square a sportsman as ever struggled on the canvas mat for honor and lucre, will leave Tonopah tomorrow for Los Angeles.

  Berne failed to get a promoter to handle his match with Ajax of Goldfield. Both men were willing to go, but sporting men hesitated to put the match on before March, which was too long a time for the Russian to wait.

  Berne had planned to leave this morning, but on remembering that it was the day of Christmas in his homeland decided it wouldn't be fitting to travel on such a holiday.

  From Los Angeles he intends to go to Jerome, Ariz., where he has been promised a match.

  During his stay here the amiable big fellow has made many friends.


AJAX, BERNE ON SAME NIGHT SAYS GREEK
 
  Comes now Crith Theophelus, whose ancestors learned the classic game of wrestling in old Athens, and requests a chance at both Ajax and Berne on the same night.

  "If either one or both stay an hour I'll pay them $100 in real money," he declared modestly today.

  Theophelus comes from Fresno, where he found matches exceedingly scarce. He weighs 185 pounds. He says, it would be easy for him to throw both Ajax and Berne, one right after another, just like that.
Luckily the Slovenia miners won big on the previous Berne wrestling match and so could afford the expensive suckling pigs.

I swear search engines have gotten worse over time. I was trying to find out some more info on Crith Theophelus who boasts he could thrown both Ajax and Berne but I get this below as the first/best result?  :o

Kathy Griffin: Anna Wintour Should Flash Her Crotch! | E! Newswww.eonline.com/news/262782/kathy-griffin-anna-wintour-should-flash-her-crotchSep 9, 2011 - Comic lets it rip about the Vogue editrix, clothing and fashionistas last night at the QVC party during Fashion's Night Out in New York.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6024 on: January 07, 2018, 03:46:55 PM »
Luckily the Slovenia miners won big on the previous Berne wrestling match and so could afford the expensive suckling pigs.

I swear search engines have gotten worse over time. I was trying to find out some more info on Crith Theophelus who boasts he could thrown both Ajax and Berne but I get this below as the first/best result?  :o

Kathy Griffin: Anna Wintour Should Flash Her Crotch! | E! Newswww.eonline.com/news/262782/kathy-griffin-anna-wintour-should-flash-her-crotchSep 9, 2011 - Comic lets it rip about the Vogue editrix, clothing and fashionistas last night at the QVC party during Fashion's Night Out in New York.

Just by luck, my search came up with Theophelus by linking up to his professional (and he was indeed a pro) name that I think he hadn't come up with yet...Jim Londos.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Londos
        http://www.wrestlingmuseum.com/pages/wrestlers/jimlondos2.html

I'm not sure about his first name being spelled as Crith.  That's what was printed in the paper.  A possible Bonanza typo?

PS, Lots of YouTube videos of Londos at work in the ring.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6025 on: January 07, 2018, 03:55:20 PM »
Just by luck, my search came up with Theophelus by linking up to his professional (and he was indeed a pro) name that I think he hadn't come up with yet...Jim Londos.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Londos
        http://www.wrestlingmuseum.com/pages/wrestlers/jimlondos2.html

I'm not sure about his first name being spelled as Crith.  That's what was printed in the paper.  A possible Bonanza typo?
Certainly more legitimate search result than the sordid story I got! He was quite famous and seems like a good guy. He marred an "aviatrix."  And his early gimmick of "Wrestling Plasterer," sound fun. I'm guessing typo in the paper.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6026 on: January 07, 2018, 03:58:00 PM »
Certainly more legitimate search result than the sordid story I got! He was quite famous and seems like a good guy. He marred an "aviatrix."  And his early gimmick of "Wrestling Plasterer," sound fun. I'm guessing typo in the paper.

Haha, I like how he earned some bucks by posing nude for art classes.  Wonder how much that paid?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6027 on: January 07, 2018, 04:11:51 PM »
Haha, I like how he earned some bucks by posing nude for art classes.  Wonder how much that paid?
Probably not a lot. Here is an interesting article about him. Apparently Greece made a holiday when he visited and he was very famous and interesting character.
https://classicwrestlingarticles.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/meet-jim-londos-student-character-reader-wrestler/

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6028 on: January 07, 2018, 04:37:45 PM »
Probably not a lot. Here is an interesting article about him. Apparently Greece made a holiday when he visited and he was very famous and interesting character.
https://classicwrestlingarticles.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/meet-jim-londos-student-character-reader-wrestler/

Great article, thanks.  Interesting how his older, scholarly brother died and passed a lifelong interest in study back down to Jim.

Nice little slide show to the right.  I got to see Bockwinkel, Savage and Piper wrestle.  Fun times.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6029 on: January 07, 2018, 04:50:46 PM »
Great article, thanks.  Interesting how his older, scholarly brother died and passed a lifelong interest in study back down to Jim.

Nice little slide show to the right.  I got to see Bockwinkel, Savage and Piper wrestle.  Fun times.
Ivan Putski lived near here and I've seen him around town sometimes. A friend used to see him at the gym all the time (decades ago.) Apparently he was chief of security for the HS a county away. I've always imagined him using his patented move the  "Polish Hammer" on some punk kid smoking in the boy's room.