Past Pages for February 20 to 23, 2021

John Meder Collection

John Meder Collection

 

Saturday

145 years ago

The mud absorbed the rays of an April sun yesterday and balmy airs were swept over receding puddles and gurgling rills of dirty water.

130 years ago

May be the Men. Yesterday Sheriff Bottsford captured Wim. James, alias O’brien, and Wm. Anderson, vagrants who answer to the description of the murderers of Mrs. Greenwood, near Napa. Photographs were sent to Napa last evening.

120 years ago

A Base Range Visitor. Peter Breen, a noted base ranger and politician, is in here form Eureka on legal business. Been says he is taking no interest in legislation, but he has his weathered eye on the gun and will remain in town a few days. He is looking exactly the same as he has looked the past ten years as all people do in the bracing atmosphere of the base range.

110 years ago

Superintendent Ardery made a special trip of inspection over the V. & T. Yesterday. The fact that the Hobart dam had broken and Little Valley being filled with snow and water was one of the items for investigation. Mr Ardery is satisfied that there will be no damage when the weather softens.

100 years ago

Carrier Pigeon Rests. Henry Beste was down from his Pine Nut ranch Wednesday and reports that on the previous day a carrier pigeon , evidently on a long flight, stopped at his house and rested for some time. An effort was made to feed the bird, but it rejected food and continued on its way to Reno. — Record-Courier.

Sunday

145 years ago

The Masquerade. If we were to devote a column or two to the Masquerade Ball to-night we should be admitting, by indirection that we feared a failure. There is no such fear. If the fountains of the great deep are broken up and the mud gets arm-pit deep: if it rains cats and dogs and the wind roads and tears like ten thousand fairies the success of that entertainment will be assured. It will be the most magnificent ball ever seen here.

130 years ago

All Sorts. The Carson Guard party last evening drew a large attendance, and was a pleasant and successful affair. Dr. Bishop has been presented an elegant gold watch by the employees of the Nevada Insane Asylum.

120 years ago

A Peculiar Bill. Assembly Bill No. 61, relative to allowing County Commissioners to pay claims against the County under certain peculiar circumstances, has the look of a lively piece of retroactive legislation. It has the appearance of having been carefully drawn up by some lawyer to assist a client in getting a claim against a County that had previously been badly sat down on. The Senate should ascertain who is the beneficiary of this bill before voting on it.

110 years ago

The hunt for the Indians who murdered the four sheep men in Northern Washoe County is being taken up by Sheriff Lamb of Humboldt Co. On receipt of the telegram form Captain Donnelly of the State Police that the Indians had headed for Jackson Mountain, he forwarded the message to Governor Oddie and then prepared to take the trail himself.

100 years ago

This morning at the state prison George Strickland, a prisoner serving a term of five to twenty-five years for the crime of robbery, cut his throat from ear to ear, death following within a few minutes. Strickland held up the Desert Club saloon in Tonopah, unmasked, and robbed about twenty men.


Tuesday

145 years ago

The State Prison Inquisition has been abruptly brought to a close. The prosecution having exhausted the patience of the Board and begun to abuse the very broad latitude which has been allowed from the start, and being denied the chance to protract the inquisition beyond all reason and all decency, flounce out of the business with the air of men who have been denied a just conclusion.

130 years ago

After Many Years. Our old Swallow-tail turns up once more. On Thursday last, the editor of the Appeal spent about an hour poking through his wardrobe in search of a swallow-tailed coat which he had occasional use for during the past twenty years. He rummaged the trunks I the attic, but to no avail. So it was that the scribe attended the governors reception in a modest business suit. Yesterday morning an express package reached the Appeal office accompanied by the following letter: (continued Wednesday).

120 years ago

Cutting Affray at Ely. A cutting affray occurred in a saloon at Ely, White Pine county in which William Lloyd was stabbed several times, one wound in the back being considered serious, and a man named Wes Watkins had his clothing badly cut. Two men, Fleming and Mark Ley, have been arrested and are now in jail at that place charged with the offense. — Eureka Sentinel.

110 years ago

A Bad Wreck. The China-Japan fast mail train running east was wrecked last night near Elko. Three passengers were seriously injured and were taken to Elko for treatment. A twisted rail threw two sleepers and a chair car into the ditch. That no one was killed is the wonder among railroad men.

100 years ago

The high schools scholars of Reno had a day in Carson yesterday as guests of the Carson schools, the Greater Carson club assisting the schools to entertain. The business men of tomorrow and the future ladies of Reno proved themselves worth of the attention shown them.

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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