Past Pages for February 3 to 5, 2021

Looking west from William Street at the Dutch Mill restaurant, corner of William and Carson streets in the 1950s or '60s.

Looking west from William Street at the Dutch Mill restaurant, corner of William and Carson streets in the 1950s or '60s.

 

Wednesday

145 years ago

The Great Herrmann is Coming. It affords us very great pleasure to announce that Herrmann, the great magician and juggler, will shortly be in Carson and let our wonder lovers see what a surprising skill he possesses. He is acknowledged at the very front of his profession.

130 years ago

Yesterday was ground hog day, and bad weather is predicted.

120 years ago

Price Fight Law. Senator Flanagan, of Washoe, has introduced a bill in the Senate to repeal the law legalizing prize fights in Nevada. The bill as it stands is about the best measure on the state books.

110 years ago

After a lengthy session this afternoon the Senate passed the bill allowing the removal of the county seat of Lyon County from Dayton to Yerington. The Yerington boosters were here in force and put a staunch argument on the matter. This is but one of the fights that will follow. There will now be a movement at county divisions as people in this end of Lyon County want to head into closer closers.

100 years ago

Senator Hesson today introduced a bill to provide for better milk inspection and cleaner dairies and was referred to the committee on agriculture.


Thursday

145 years ago

That Birthday Party. — Miss Dora Waters entertains her friends this evening — as has been heretofore mentioned — at her parent’s house, the occasion being her fourteenth birthday — which we hope and believe will be a very delightful reunion.

130 years ago

Rockwell has a mirror in front of all who set for their photographs now and after the sitter is satisfied with his or her appearance, the mirror swings away and the camera gets it its perfect work.

120 years ago

Five Chinese slave girls were sold at auction to the highest bidder in San Francisco, Saturday. The girls sold at from $1,700 to $2,500 each.

110 years ago

A peculiar and unusual condition has arisen in the local school situation in that Principal James Comerford, who was dismissed at Monday’s meeting of the Trustees refuses to take the action of the Board seriously and is still on the job as usual at the Fourth Ward School — Chronicle.

100 years ago

The Republicans are organizing a State Republican club and will within a short time perfect plans and reach out for membership. Along with the activities is a steering committee for legislative doings at the present session.


Friday

145 years ago

The Prison Board which has adjourned to Tuesday next will then meet for the purpose of hearing such evidence as Warden Hyman may offer in his own defense. It is probable that then and immediately thereafter the matter will be pushed right on to a final decision, and winding up.

130 years ago

Burned to Death. Whisky Bob and John O’Riley, two miners, were burned to death in a cabin at Candelaria yesterday morning. It is supposed they went to bed drunk and overturned a lamp

120 years ago

Tonopah in Nye. During W.C. Gaybart’s visit to Belmont last week, he and District Attorney T.L. Oddie, looked over maps in search of the boundary line between Nye and Esmeralda counties in order to determine in which county Tonopah is situated. They found that the spring at the mines is three miles on this side of the boundary line and therefore Tonopah is situated in Nye County. — Belmont Courier.

110 years ago

David L. Shirk, well known in Winnemucca and formerly one of the big stockmen of the Stein mountain country in Harney County, Oregon, has been made defendant in two suits brought by the Government charging him with fencing about 5,000 acres. — Humboldt Star.

100 years ago

James Neven, one of the best known men in western Nevada, is held in Reno pending the investigation of the death of Mrs. Etta Hannah, who was found in a dying condition in her apartments with a bullet wound through her arm and head.

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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