130 years ago
Wake Up! The comet is now a magnificent spectacle between four and five in the morning and is well worth the crawling out of a warm bed to see. At 4 a.m. the nucleus is below the horizon, but a broad shaft of light starts upward from the horizon like a pillar of gold.
100 years ago
State authorities have another chance to sent a man to the penitentiary for failure at suicide. Yesterday a Reno man tried the route by drowning, but the water was only four feet deep and he was rudely jerked to the …