Past Pages for July 29 to August 1, 2023

Students at Stewart Indian School Leaning sewing in about 1900.

Students at Stewart Indian School Leaning sewing in about 1900.

Saturday

150 Years Ago

Prison: Mr. Hayman, warden of the prison, says that he is already cramped for room – all the cells being filled. There are 85 prisoners, and the prospects are that the number will be a hundred or more inside of a year. He must build more cells. Hyman is not made of the stuff which hesitates or despairs in view of new and unexpected difficulties.

140 Years Ago

In brief: Col. Dan Donnovan has returned to the Comstock to remain. He went to San Francisco with the purpose of locating but has come to the conclusion that Virginia (City) is good enough for him.

The Crown Point and Belcher mines have suspended all their miners, about 140 men, because the mills cannot crush the ore owing to the low stage of the water in the Carson River.

130 Years Ago

Coal: A deposit of coal was found about 25 miles southeast of Candelaria. The vein can be traced along the surface a mile and a half. W.A. Ingalls of Candelaria is interested in the new discovery and informs the Appeal that he has men working on running a tunnel into the vein where it is from six to ten feet wide…

110 Years Ago

The Grand: At the Grand will be the singing and dancing act of Miss Mary McElree who has charmed many audiences. Songs include: “Songs My Mother Used to Sing,” “The Last Rose of Summer” and “By the Light of the Jungle Moon.”

70 years Ago

Garden clubs: Members of Carson City’s two garden clubs and a group of garden enthusiasts vacationing at Lake Tahoe were entertained at an al fresco luncheon at the home of Mrs. Hans Meyer-Kassel in Genoa. The Desert Gardeners and the Mark Twain Garden Club toured the Hans Meyer-Kassel studio and viewed many of the noted artist’s work. The afternoon program concluded with a tour of the Genoa “Pink House,” former home of Judge Virgin, first district judge in 1864 in Douglas County.

30 Years Ago

Donrey Media: The CEO of Donrey Media Group announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby affiliates of Stephan’s Group that will acquire a controlling interest in Donrey. The Nevada Appeal is a locally operated member of the Donrey Media Group.


Sunday

150 Years Ago

Signal lights. Last night a few minutes before nine o’clock three brilliant lights were seen to the northwest and southeast of town. Two appearing near together on the summit southwest of Washoe Lake could be seen by looking over Mrs. Brooks’ shop from Rail’s corner. The other was visible from Rosenstock’s corner to one looking by Winnie and David’s stable to the left. These lights appear nearly simultaneously and were taken by the people who gathered about in little knots to watch them, for signals along the divide concerning the progress of the Gold Hill and Virginia water works.

140 Years Ago

The epidemic among newspapers in this state still continues. On Sunday, the Tuscarora Mining News withdrew to a quiet corner of the graveyard and yielded up the ghost. It reached the age of Volume II, No. 24, and then passed over to the dark beyond. Tuscarora can only support one paper, hence one had to go.

120 Years Ago

The Ormsby County Labor Union has arranged for a moonlight dance at Cook’s Grove on Friday evening, the 7th of August. The dance is to be given as a benefit for A.D. King, a member of the order who sustained a severe accident at Mound House several weeks ago.

70 Years Ago

“Demon Dan,” the 18-inch baby alligator that disrupted the happy home of Gov. Charles Russell, has been given a new home. He’ll become the mascot of Pickel Meadows Marine cold weather training battalion near Bridgeport. The gator was given last week by two young men on a goodwill tour from Arcadia. The governor took the gator home and soon found that it was the will of his wife that the gator goes away.

30 Years Ago

Two men who bilked nearly $1.5 million from elderly Carson City and Reno residents in a “Ponzi” scheme were sentenced to prison Friday and ordered to pay full restitution.

 

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

Mr. Harry Peters reappeared at his place of business, yesterday, a little whitewashed by several days’ subjection to the palus of quinsy or diphtheria but convalescing finely.

140 Years Ago

For some years past the friends of James G. Fair have hinted at a mental malady which affects the senator, and which they believe would in time end in insanity. It appears some years ago in California he received severe injuries at the hands of a miner who beat him about the head with a pick handle and from the murderous assault he has never recovered.

120 Years Ago

Walter Chedic, who owns forty acres of land east of this city, is going to give the plan of electric pumping a fair test before the season is over. Mr. Chedic is arranging to sink a cistern 12 feet square and as deep as possible. Inside of the cistern an artesian well is to be drilled, which will guarantee a supply of water. Within this cistern Mr. Chedic will install and electric pump for irrigation.

70 Years Ago

The weather will continue to be fair and warm, Hank Monk said as he drove into town this morning. “But we may get a break later this week,” he said. “There’s some light rain due in California and it may blow over the mountains.”

30 Years Ago

Four convicts walked away this weekend from outside work assignments in Carson City and Lake Tahoe, department of prisons officials reported Saturday.

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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