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Rikki Gins

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #435 on: November 29, 2018, 01:19:32 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rogue River Courier, November 29, 1918.

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In reference to the above death notice, this, from the May 12, 1918 Rogue River Courier:
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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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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #436 on: November 29, 2018, 10:43:08 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rogue River Courier, November 29, 1918.

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In reference to the above death notice, this, from the May 12, 1918 Rogue River Courier:
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Glad they caught 'em!!

Contrary to my thoughts, and I think discussed earlier in this case, there was actually a semi-auto rifle chambered in .30-.30 but it was very rare and apparently not very reliable. And although the nramuseum says it was that is, basically, the only source I can find easily on it. Most say .30Rem. I still think they likely had the MUCH more common (even now) lever action .30-.30.

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/firearms-traditions-for-today/case-80-hunting-big-and-small-game/standard-arms-model-g-autoloader-rifle.aspx

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #437 on: December 01, 2018, 01:10:06 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 1, 1918.

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Evelyn Mackintosh, Women's Royal Naval Service. Died of influenza 01 December 1918.
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The interior of the control room onboard a German U-boat, with a Royal Navy sailor standing to the left, with the binnacle in the center foreground.
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A group of naval men standing by a stove or sitting in armchairs, relaxing, drinking and smoking. The most finished portraits are the three men standing, and one sitting in the foreground.
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Bow view of two warships anchored alongside each other at the dockside; to the right a small sailing boat and a distant view of another warship.
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View from a high forward point on a warship, (HMS Concord) of a long line of men (ex-POWs) boarding the ship from the dockside; sailors on the deck wave their caps and greet the men on board. To the right the image is dominated by the funnel of the ship.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #438 on: December 01, 2018, 01:34:05 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Omaha Daily Bee., December 01, 1918.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #439 on: December 02, 2018, 01:07:04 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 2, 1918.

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King George V passing down a village street lined by cheering troops of the 21st Division. Photograph was taken near to Le Quesnoy, on 2 December 1918.
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Children present flowers to King George V at Le Quesnoy on the 2 December 1918. The road is lined by cheering troops of the 21st Division.
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King George V inspecting the graves of men of the American II Corps which took part in the operations of the Fourth Army in the St. Quentin Canal Area. Photograph taken on 2 December 1918.
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King George V pauses at the grave of three men of the Tank Corps during his visit to the Fourth Army battleground of St. Quentin Canal, 2 December 1918.
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King George V at Riqueval Bridge, the scene of the exploits of the 137th Brigade (46th Division) in crossing the St. Quentin Canal on 29th September 1918. Photograph taken on 2 December 1918.
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King George V and his party crossing Riqueval Bridge which Captain Arthur Humphrey Charlton of the North Staffordshire Regiment, 1/6th Battalion, had preserved from destruction on 29 September 1918. Photograph taken on 2 December 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #440 on: December 02, 2018, 01:37:10 AM »
Recorded on December 2, 1918.


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Marie Tiffaney in 1919. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Tiffany 
By Bain - Library of Congress, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57802741

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #441 on: December 03, 2018, 01:00:07 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 3, 1918.

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Grain being sucked out of barges which have brought it across the chanel to the grain discharging works at Calais, which was manned by members of the Chinese Labour Corps. 3 December 1918.
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Members of the Chinese Labour Corps placing filled sacks on to the rollers which moved grain around the grain discharging works, Calais, 3rd December 1918.
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The machinery at the grain discharging works, Calais, manned by members of the Chinese Labour Corps, seen on 3rd December 1918.
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Chinese Labour Corps discharging grain at a Grain Discharging Works, Calais, 3rd December 1918.
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Chinese Labour Corps stacking sacks of grain brought to them by rollers at a Grain Discharging Works, Calais, 3rd December 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #442 on: December 04, 2018, 12:58:39 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 4, 1918.
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Belgian coastal defenses at Ostend (Oldenburgh and Palace Hotel Batteries), 4 December 1918. A heavy gun camouflaged in a decoy thatched cottage house.
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Belgian coastal defenses at Ostend (Oldenburgh and Palace Hotel Batteries), 4 December 1918. A heavy gun camouflaged in a decoy thatched cottage house.
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Pipes and Drummers of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion. Photograph taken at Le Contay on the 4 December 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #443 on: December 05, 2018, 12:58:04 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Gazette Times, December 5, 1918.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #444 on: December 06, 2018, 01:36:39 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 6, 1918.

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British armored car passing by a tram-car with women conductors at Cologne, 6 December 1918.
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Machine gun subsection attached to D Squadron, 18th Hussars for duty at the harbor in Cologne. Armed civilians, usually German ex-soldiers, who were policing the town, are standing nearby. 6 December 1918.
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Machine gun subsection of the 18th Hussars guarding the road bridge just north of Bayenthal, Cologne. 6 December 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #445 on: December 06, 2018, 01:43:05 AM »
There was a 7.2 earthquake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia on this date back in 1918. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_Vancouver_Island_earthquake

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #446 on: December 06, 2018, 02:03:30 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Free Trader-Journal, December 6, 1918.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #447 on: December 07, 2018, 01:36:31 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 7, 1918.

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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The pilot car, bearing III Corp's sign preceding the Royal Car into Tournai, 7th December 1918.
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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King with the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and General Sir William Birdwood, the last General Officer Commanding British Fifth Army prior to its disbandment, visit 15th Division at a cross-roads west of Thumaide, Belgium. The Division is formed up either side of a broad road, the men being only twenty deep and leaving only a narrow passage in the middle of the road for the King.
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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King with the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and General Sir William Birdwood, the last General Officer Commanding British Fifth Army prior to its disbandment, visit 15th Division at a cross-roads west of Thumaide, Belgium.
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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King and the Prince of Wales with Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes viewing the scene of the British naval operations against Zeebrugge, 9th December 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #448 on: December 08, 2018, 12:20:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 8, 1918.

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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. British Army Officers being presented to the King in the ruins of Ypres, 8th December 1918.
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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King visiting the ruins of the Cloth Hall in Ypres, 8th December 1918.
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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King and General William Birdwood pay homage at the temporary grave of Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC, CSI, DSO & Bar who died in Ypres in September 1917.
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King George V's visit to France and Belgium, 30th November to 10th December 1918. The King paying homage at the temporary grave of Prince Maurice of Battenburg who died in Ypres in October 1914.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #449 on: December 09, 2018, 12:31:49 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, December 9, 1918.
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King George V talking with two female ambulance drivers of the Belgian Convoy, the first women to land on the Mole at Zeebrugge, 9th December 1918.
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King George V, with King Albert I of the Belgians and Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, on the Mole at Zeebrugge, 9th December 1918.
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King George V, with King Albert I of the Belgians and Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, using a goods truck as a table during an open-air lunch near the Mole at Zeebrugge, 9th December 1918. #1
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King George V, with King Albert I of the Belgians and Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, using a goods truck as a table during an open-air lunch near the Mole at Zeebrugge, 9th December 1918. #2
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #449 on: December 09, 2018, 12:31:49 AM »