Past Pages Aug. 9

130 years ago

We saw a man sent to the State Prison for embezzlement recently. Lazard is opened business as a watchmaker. He received many watches and jewelry and then decamped Winnemucca, being arrested a few days later. Lazard is a graduate of Oxford and speaks fluent Russian, as well as many other languages. He is a profound scholar, scientist, and astronomer. It seems a shame he became a clumsy embezzler in a convicts jacket at 46.

100 years ago

State officers have held a meeting and are on their way to arrange replenishment of the State's general fund to the tune of $200,000 from the Nixon Bank at low interest. There had been hopes of transferring funds from the school fund to the general fund.

70 years ago

Ormsby county automobile drivers to the amount of 1,333 made application during the first month the new law became effective. In the entire state, 30,101 drivers applied for licenses.

50 years ago

Fifty citation have been issued to tardy motorists who haven't put on new license plate stickers. Twenty-four each were issued in Washoe and Clark counties.

20 years ago

The Capital City Fair is tallying compliments and criticism following last month's event. Even with the recession the project is expected to break even.

10 years ago

Vandals slow school bond construction set to be completed by August 20.

• 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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