140 years ago
McGrath, who preaches the gospel of politics according to Sutro, will hold forth this evening. If he was on the Republican side of the fight, the Demies and Dollies would be calling of him “a belly-aching Bible-banger,” “Hallellujah McGrath,” “The suphurous sockdolager,” or some such pet names. Yet mark see how considerately we treat him. When the Reverend stumper was here last, he so far forgot the proprieties of public speaking as to cast ridicule upon a certain journalist on account of a physical failing; he will no doubt remember himself well enough tonight to speak of the Appeal editor as if he had joined these defamatory sons and calling him hard names. All those wanting to hear us roundly abused had better go hear the parson tonight.
130 years ago
A full house greeted Sen. Jones at the Opera House last evening. Gen. Edwards acted as president of the meeting and introduced the senator to the audience amid loud applause. The senator opened his speech with a review of the silver question and showed conclusively the inimical relations occupied by the Democratic party toward silver.
100 years ago
Rambles through store. A rather exciting experience was sprung on the clerks at the Young-Goodwin store when a bull, which was being driven along the street, dodged into the side door and started to find its way through the store. After a little engineering, it was guided out the front door with no material damage resulting. — Lovelock Review-Miner.
70 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Raby Newton were the hosts of a bridge supper club at their home. Invited were Messrs. and Mesdames Donald Robertson, Charles Oliver, Hugh Shamberger, James Foster, Allan Bible and Robert Punches.
60 years ago
Use of the new Salk polio vaccine in Ormsby County was the chief topic discussed at a conference yesterday in Reno, according to Cyril Haworth, 1955 March of Dimes chairman.
50 years ago
A crowd of 100,000 will jam Carson City on Saturday for the centennial Admission Day celebration, Judge Clark Guild, historian, pioneer resident and civic leader, told members of the Carson City Rotary Club yesterday.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.