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Halloween Pranks

October 31, 2009 |  2:00 am

Oct. 31, 1090, Comics 
A cheese elephant from “The Terrors of the Tiny Tads” by Gustave Verbeck/Verbeek.

Oct. 31, 1909, Halloween
Oct. 31, 1909, Halloween

A five-passenger Cadillac is stolen – police say it’s a prank.

Oct. 31, 1909, Briefs
Oct. 31, 1909: Three motorcyclists are charged with going almost 30 mph, in violation of the city ordinance … The proprietor of the Optic Theater is charged with letting people stand in the aisles … Four deputy district attorneys move out of crowded offices at the Central Police Station … And a husband is sentenced to 50 days’ for having “encouraged his wife to lead a dishonorable life for the pecuniary gains it would bring for him.”