Past Pages for February 6 to 9, 2021

Photo provided Tallac pier is advertised in this undated historical photo.

Photo provided Tallac pier is advertised in this undated historical photo.

 

Saturday

145 years ago

The Franktown Tragedy. We are not yet able to arrive at any definite conclusion as to whether Donnelly, the Section boss who was found dead and charred in his burned cabin at Franktown was murdered or not. It is the general impression, however, that he was murdered for his money and the cabin set on fire to hide the crime.

130 years ago

Sandrock and Millard, practical plumbers and gas fitters, have opened a shop in Dick Mills’ old stand South Carson St. and propose to do all work in their line at prices so low that you don’t have to mortgage your property to pay them. Stoves and ranges and all kinds of tinware on hand, at very reasonable rates. Razors and scissors sharpened.

120 years ago

A quarantine officer has visited Reno with a view of placing the town on the slough under quarantine to protect California. California had better look after her own glass houses first.

110 years ago

Did We See Em? Mr. Appeal: You write de odder day and put in de paper dot here is lots of snakes in whisky from California. Vell I talk mid friend about id, and he say not so, und I say it vas so because I saw dem. So, you tell de truthful voice, but how did you know dot? Did you see Dem?

100 years ago

Although our Carson Hi girls have not been quite as successful as the boys in the basketball games, nevertheless we feel that they are worthy of mention. The game tonight will be a very hard one and will take very careful playing to put it over for the girls and they cannot play without the high school spirit behind them.

Sunday
145 years ago
Mr. Burlingame of the mint was soliciting signers to a petition yesterday, asking General Schofield to send a section of artillery here. The proposition is to put these guns in the custody of Mint men — among whom are several old soldiers, Mr. Burlingame included.
130 years ago
The lobbyists of Sacramento are offering legislative votes for sale in blocks of 30.
120 years ago
A report just issued by the Secretary of War shows that Nevada has eight commissioned officers and 141 men in the army, while 6,100 men in the State are of age for military service.
110 years ago
Carson City came within a hair’s breath of losing its distinction of being the state capital the other day, and the dear old lady had hardly recovered from the fright. A bill to remove the capitol building from Carson to Winnemucca got before the house and on a vote stood 20 to 20 — a tie, and was thereby lost.
100 years ago
Bearing welts upon his body from almost 700 lashes from a strap, Frank Lee, a 14-year-old pupil of Las Vegas is reported to be in critical condition in a hospital in Los Angeles as a result of beating alleged to have been administered by one of the men teachers of the school for a trivial misdemeanor.
Tuesday
145 years ago
The Ball at the Yellow Jacket House, Empire, took place last night, and we will wager something reasonable that was well attended and that it was a heart-warming reunion, spite fo the horrible weather.
130 years ago
The attention of citizens is called to the fact that there is a city ordinance against dumping any refuse matter within the city limits, which will be strictly enforced in the future.
120 years ago
St. Valentine’s Ball. The ladies of Custer Relief Corps will give a grand social dance on the evening of St. Valentine’s day at Armory Hall. A formal supper will be served and other novelties introduced. Tickets 50 cents, supper 25 cents.
110 years ago
Within three days the extension of the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad from Mason Valley to Smith Valley, a distance of 26 miles, will be completed and will pave the way for further developing of one of the richest agricultural regions of the state.
100 years ago
“Appeal, Carson, Nev. — Press dispatches sent out concerning the punishment of Frank Lee at the Las Vegas, Nev., grammar school are grossly exaggerated and misleading and do not conform to the facts of the case.” Henry M. Lillis, President, of the Board of Trustees, Las Vegas School District, No. 12.”

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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