Carson City Past Page 4-19

130 years ago

Albert Wierz, the orphan boy with peculiar idiosyncrasies, is still in jail. A reporter from the Appeal interviewed him yesterday. Brought into the sheriff's office bare-footed, Albert's head is abnormally developed, but his face wears a rather attractive expression. He speaks readily and appears to have set out the entire course of his life. He told the reporter he doesn't want to learn anymore, nor go to the orphans home, but wants to remain in jail until he is 15, where he will go to the Bay and fish until he's about 17. His case is one of the strangest that has ever been known.

110 years ago

Reflections of a Bachelor: The dreariest thing is wasted love in winter lingerie is just plain underwear. Eve never meant to eat the apple, she only wanted to taste it. The more a woman studies finance the surer she is that nothing makes a thing so clear is a pattern.

70 years ago

Before ten or fifteen spectators yesterday afternoon Geo. A. Montrose was kissed squarely on the lips by a sweet young thing and he's swollen up over the whole thing. Instead of being angry or jealous, Mrs. Montrose has only pity for her lawyer husband. Monty took a handkerchief from his coat pocket and placed it to his nose. An Italian honey bee had taken refuge from snow and cold in the folds of the handkerchief and as it was pressed against his face, the bee stung him on the lip.

50 years ago

Carson City trustees raced through a short agenda at a special meeting last night when the persons for whom the meeting had been called failed to appear. The meeting had been called specifically to consider annexation of a block of land and the closing of a portion of a street.

20 Years Ago

Steve Wark's stormy tenure as state Republican party chairman came to an end this week, when he was ousted 86-33. Wark was given credit for television evangelist Pat Robertson's 1988 victory in the Nevada Republican presidential caucus.

10 Years Ago

Editorial: New roundabout creates a tourist attraction for Carson. "When the highlight of my day is taking a spin to check out a new intersection, it tells me perhaps I need a new hobby." -Barry Smith

- Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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