140 years ago
(The hanging of Johnny Stewart, continued from Thursday.) “If you take the mountain road you will murdered by Indians; if you take the trail you will find no water and die of thirst. I must take the trail and in 15 minutes I will be choked to death.” After his eyes had been bandaged and the hangman’s noose had been adjusted about his neck, he was asked if he had anything else to say, whereupon he spoke briefly as follows ... (Continued on Saturday.)
130 years ago
Internal Revenue. All persons who are subject to internal revenue taxes are reminded that they must pay on or before May 1, or be subject to a penalty of 50 percent additional. Severe penalties are prescribed for non-compliance.
100 years ago
Bill Pappas, the Greek slasher, is back in Nye County Jail where he is to be held until Monday when Judge Averill will pass sentence. The penalty for his crime against the women he has attacked is from one to 10 years.
70 years ago
Gov. E.P. Carville will be unable to attend the Governor’s Day ceremonies at the University of Nevada as the governor is taking an additional week of rest at the hospital. It is said he is much improved.
50 years ago
Mike Shaughnessy, Carson City, was named Governor of the Sierra Nevada 20-30 district at the group’s convention here this weekend.
30 years ago
Reno Assemblyman Bruce Bogaert heard New Washoe City residents loud and clear in regards to development suggestions from the Washoe Valley Landowners Association.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.