Past Pages for February 24 to 26, 2021

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

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

 

Wednesday

145 years ago

The Masquerade Ball. We confess we are astonished. We had no idea it could be done. The display of maskers last night surpassed anything we ever thought of seeing here.

130 years ago

(Swallow Tailed Coat from Tuesday) Colonel Sam Davis: (When anybody wants to job us they call us Colonel, Ed. Appeal.) I return to you, with thanks, the swallow-tail coat which I borrowed from you eight years ago to attend ex-Governor Adams’ inaugural ball in. Hope you get it in time for Governor. Colcord's house warming. It crossed the continent four times with me, and saw a great deal of actual service. (Continued on Thursday)

120 years ago

All Sorts. A large crowd attended the skating rink last evening. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bright were arrivals yesterday. A letter published in the Reno Journal from Mrs. Sandy Bowers, the “Washoe Seeress,” directs where oil may be found near the old Bowers place, at a depth of 37 feet.

110 years ago

Word was received this morning in this city that a fire had broken out in the Belmont mine at Tonopah. The telegram was received by Judge Sweeney but it did not state how serious the damage was. The report of the fired caused many inquiries among members of the Legislature. A later telegram stated one man was killed, two injured and several entombed on a lower level.

100 years ago

Principal J.N. Stewart of Las Vegas grammar school, charged by a Los Angeles doctor and newspapers with being responsible for the paralyzed condition of Frank Lee, by reason of a whipping, was completely vindicated at a public hearing held by the board of school trustees.


Thursday

145 years ago

The Alarm of Fire which was sounded by the engine bells last night about 9 o’clock was occasioned by the burning out of a stove pipe at the Adams House. No harm done; tho’ there would have been great harm, if a fire had got started in the prevailing high wind.

130 years ago

(Swallow Tailed Coat from Wednesday) I cannot bid farewell to this true and tried companion, however, without a passing mention of its service while in my possession. It helped me to interview ex-President Grover Cleveland in Kansas City, charmed the eye of a Plumed Knight in Augusta, afforded me a place among Denver’s haut ton when Sara Berhardt (continued Friday)

120 years ago

The Next Attraction. An intense heart story is unfolded in the charming comedy drama “Uncle Josh Spruceby” which comes to the Carson Opera House Friday, March 1st. The plot of the play is taken from scenes of everyday life. A country maid who has had a boarding school education meets the tempter in the guise of a polished city chap, who turns into a confidence man.

110 years ago

Thomas Macguire, one of the best known residents of Virginia City and Gold Hill, met instant death at the Ophir winze at about noon today. Macquire was with another miner being hoisted from the 2,400 to the 2,200 level when about 100 feet up the winze his companion felt a jerk on the cage and noticed his companion had disappeared. It is estimated he fell about 100 feet.

100 years ago

The proposed amendment to the state prohibition law as framed in the senate has been made a special order for Monday afternoon. The bill, which is a substitute for the original Kenney measure, will allow the sale of liquors by prescription under strict regulations.


Friday

145 years ago

The Warm Springs Road is in a horrible condition right now. It has been terribly cut up all winter by the heavy teams that have been engaged in hauling stone from the State Prison to the railroad track for the new State Prison at Reno; but it is now in a worse plight than ever. The worst part of it is in front of the Orphan’s Home and Mr. Bryant’s residence. This is so bad as to be impassible.

130 years ago

(Swallow Tailed Coat from Wednesday) crowded Taber’s Opera House, established my credit for a week in Palmer’s Chicago hotel, gave me an entree to high toned society in Boston, are near getting me killed at a Mormon conference at Independence, Missouri, and whenever worn, caused people to approve my tout ensemble, embonpoint, and tonure, if such an expression may be used without irreverence and vanity. Very truly, Wells Drury. In the pocket of the coat was a photograph of Mrs. Erol-Wright, the ex-Queen of the Sacramento Lobby and some pressed flowers. (Continued Saturday)

120 years ago

Wild Horses Snow Bound. It is said that an effort is being made to capture a band of nearly a thousand wild horses which have roamed the hills and ranges of southern Oregon for years, and which are as fleet as deer and nearly as wild. The animals are caught in a heavy storm and are surrounded by five feet of snow. As browsing is poor they will starve unless they get out by spring. — Redding Free Press

110 years ago

The hunt for the Indians who murdered the four men in Northern Washoe County has drifted from the Jackson Mountains to the section north of Tuscarora, in the Bruno and Bull Run Sections.

100 years ago

The postoffice department at Washington has placed the Carson City-Bijou mail route on the permanent list, and hereafter it will be provided for each four years at the time other mail contracts are let in this division.

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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