150 years ago
“Inigo” of the Californian occasionally hits hard sense in his trifles. Alluding to the ridiculous affectations of calling the drunkenness of great men an “infirmity of genius.” He says: So far as my observation goes, it is more an infirmity of fools than of men of brains. Go to the station house any morning and you will see twenty or thirty bloated, bleak-eyed specimens of humanity who were snatched the night before for being howling drunk in the streets. Are they geniuses? Each one of them is probably the evil genius some wife whom he abuses, or some family who he neglects; but, to my thinking no higher rank can be claimed for any of them.
130 years ago
Yesterday T.B. Rickey’s house was fired three times inside of twelve hours and a certain portion of the community became very much worked up about it. It was passed from mouth to mouth that the Anti-Chinese League was sending forth incendiaries to burn the property of those who employed Chinese.
100 years ago
One American holding a telescope in one hand and with the other a telegraphic key could shatter the greatest dread aught Europe could send against our coast by the simple press of a finger. Such is the claim of a new telautomatic system of wireless torpedo control our government is considering.
70 years ago
Mrs. Bing Crosby, the former Dixie Lee of the movies, and four sons were visitors in Carson City this morning on their way to Bing’s Elko ranch. Mrs. Crosby and the quartet of hearty youngsters had breakfast at the Senator and did some shopping.
50 years ago
Compromise was offered today in the hope of ending a split of the Nevada Congressional Delegation over a proposed National Park in the state. Congressmen are to introduce a bill calling for a 92,000-acre Great Basin National Park.
30 years ago
The 17th Annual Community Awards Banquet honoring the Outstanding Man, Woman, Teenager, Business and Organization of the Year, and Outstanding Man of the Years is on tap. The nominees for “Outstanding Man of the Year” are Al Christianson, Steve Hartman and Gary Owen.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.