130 years ago
Let there be no more clamor against red tape of the Government. A few days ago McConnell introduced a memorial to Congress to provide for the starving Indians of Nevada, and yesterday $5,000 arrived from Washington for their relief. There is some sense in this sort of work.
110 years ago
A dispatch from Reno states that Frank Baccus, 118, died yesterday. John Hawthorne, 82, knew Baccus 60 years ago. He was then 6 feet, 8 inches and weighed 250 pounds. Baccus, a negro, remembered when Madison was inaugurated in 1809, and accompanied his master in the …