Past Pages for April 6-9, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for April 6-9, 2019

Trent Dolan
Carson City looking north from the top of the Capitol building in 1871.
Courtesy Nevada State Museum

Saturday

150 years ago

Shooting by boys. Mr. M.Y. Stewart, the proprietor of the Carson Race Course, informs us that on Saturday, while his boy was at work on the Course he came near being shot by pistol bullets which were flying around altogether too promiscuously. It seems that some boys, having procured a revolver and some powder and lead and a bullet mold, had build a fire back of Charley Bain’s house, and were having a regular spree. Stewart very properly took the pistol away form the boys. The owner of the same can have it upon application and proving property.

130 years ago

The Capital Commissioners have decided to have four electric lights on the Capitol grounds, instead of one light in the dome.

100 years ago

Thursday afternoon a complaint was filed in the Humboldt county district court by that county against the commissioners and county clerk of the new county of Pershing, and an application made for a temporary restraining order to keep them from interfering with the special election abut to be held…

80 years ago

A good start on a coroner’s inquest was halted yesterday when the selected subject for the morgue got up and walked away as the acting coroner, authorities from the sheriff’s and district attorney’s office and a few curious spectators approached, reported the Ely Times. Apparently boys had come upon a body on a hill above the town. When authorities arrived, the man got up and walked away, saying he just picked a sunny spot to take a nap.

50 years ago

About 90 sign-carrying whites, blacks, Indians, blind persons, teenagers, and children marched slowly from the Heroes Memorial Building to the Nevada Legislature this morning to protest what they feel is the state’s indifference to the needs of the poor.

30 years ago

Despite Republican charges it would lead to fraud, the Assembly voted 32-9 Monday to allow Nevada to register to vote by mail.

Sunday

150 years ago

The scarcity of Washoes is noticeable hereabout, just now. They, as we learn from a crippled member of their tribe, have gone where Horace Greeley wants to go — Fishing.

130 years ago

A Mean Trick. The other day a man came into Tim Dempsey’s and offered to sell him some trout. “Now there is a trout,” said the man, “It weighs at least three pounds.” “Man, you’re crazy” said Tim. “It don’t weigh two.” The men made a bet and Tim took it home after weighing it, and it was indeed, three pounds. After $20 passed hands, he ordered his wife to cook dinner. Jack Furlong came in and asked him if he had ever read “Mark Twain’s Jumping Frog of Calaveras?” Tim had not, and Jack handed him the story. Upon returning home, his wife said the fish had over a pound of bird shot inside it. Tim purchased a copy of “Jumping Frog” from Jack later.

100 years ago

Four German prisoners will tour California, Arizona and Nevada with the Victory Liberty Loan Trophy train — but they will not be real, live Germans. The “German prisoners” will be made of wax.

70 years ago

Consideration of parking meters for Carson City was tabled by the current board of trustees last night at its last full meeting. The parking meter proposal will be on the table when the new board of trustees takes over on May 6.

50 years ago

(Photo Caption) Harry Ogan presents an advanced rifle class certificate of completion to Stephen Cerocke, 14, while David Cerocke, 10, left, and Jay Powell, 10, await their awards. It was part of the YMCA rifle program.

30 years ago

An Assembly budget committee unanimously endorsed a $47 million Nuclear Waste Projects Office budget today as its first approved spending of its 1989 session and criticized senators for cutting the two-year budget to $30 million.

Tuesday

150 years ago

The most appalling accident of any American mine took place yesterday at the Yellow Jacket, Kentuck, and Crown Point Mines, Gold Hill. The fire broke out at the 800 foot level of the Crown Point. Many of those are hoisted out, but 30 or 40 are dead or yet in the mine.

130 years ago

It is popularly believed that President Harrison is descended from the Pocahontas and form the Parliamentary soldier and regicide General Thomas Harrison who was executed in 1660.

100 years ago

The air ministry in London has announced that Pilot Harry Hawker will probably leave Newfoundland at 2 o’clock the afternoon of April 15th in his attempt to fly across the Atlantic.

70 years ago

Prediction as to the effect of winter storms on spring and summer runoff conditions in this immediate area is expected to be made early next week by Clyde Houston of Reno, water engineer for soil conservation services.

50 years ago

The downtown redevelopment (beautification) won at least a stay of execution Monday evening as the city council voted to retain the controversial traffic islands and to continue to prohibit parking along Carson Street between Musser and Telegraph.

30 years ago

Parking meters in the capital city will be a thing of the past by the time tourist season gets into full swing. The city’s Public Works Department has until May 1 to remove about 500 meters in lieu of what is intended to be a kinder, gentler method offering control.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.