Past Pages for May 11-14, 2019 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for May 11-14, 2019

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

SATURDAY

150 Years Ago

Smart aleck: A few evenings ago, a man opened the window of the bedroom of a gentleman in White Pine and slid his hand under the pillow and got a wallet with money. After the villain started to make his exit, the man who occupied the room, collared the wretch and a struggle ensued – but the man made off with the money.

140 Years Ago

Measles: The measles have appeared in Carson in epidemic form. One-third of the children in town are down with the complaint.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Hailstones so large that six of them weighing a pound are said to have fallen at Placerville. Fowls struck by them were killed and livestock were frantic. Fruit trees were stripped of their fruit and foliage. It was the hardest hail storm known in that region.

110 Years Ago

Cavell’s rejoice, a birth: It was a bright morning, all morning when the sun came up – a small son arrived vociferously with dispatch. Doc Cavell (dentist) worked the telephone overtime informing his friends who rejoiced with him and his good wife. Everything is lovely. The boy has no teeth yet but Cavell says he is willing to wait a time with patience when they will grow in.

50 Years Ago

Straights “A’s”: Thirty-four Carson High School seniors achieved straight “A” averages (in part): Jane Blaikie, Susanne James, Sharla Marriage, Carol Millard, Eric Roberts, Dale Austin, Peter Goodrich, Linda Pardini, Robert Kvam, Arline Nulty, Terrence Tobey and Thomas Walker…

20 Years Ago

Soon to be named Carson restaurant: A 130-year old windmill from Yerington is being repaired and will soon be positioned next to the new Carson City restaurant. The restaurant will be 7,000 square feet and similar to Fanny Ann’s, an eatery with a saloon-type theme in Old Town Sacramento. (Red’s 395)

Sunday

150 Years Ago

Child stolen by Indians (Grass Valley): Twenty families went down to the Adams ranch, ten miles from town, to have a social picnic. The sound of music attracted about a dozen Indians to the spot. After their departure, it was discovered that a child by the name of James Pollard, a boy of four years old, was missing. They found him lying down in the leaves. It is supposed the Indians stole and carried him there in hopes of getting a reward.

140 Years Ago

Orphan girl suicide: A young orphan girl about 15 years of age named Emma M. Kelly committed suicide with the aid of chloroform. She was an inmate of the Orphans Home where she had several brothers. She was recently taken into the family of Mr. O. P. Willis to work and that is where she committed suicide.

She was one of a family of five children who were locked up in a cabin by a beast of a father in Pine Valley, Elko County, who left them there to die. The deceased girl left the following letter: “I am quite tired of leading such a life as I have led for the last two or three years, and I think I will put a stop to it myself, if no one else will. Dear little brothers, you must not think of me, but do the best you can with this life, and some day, I think, we shall meet in better place… signed Emma M. Kelly, born September 2, 1864.

130 Years Ago

Prof. Norris’ dog show: The dog show man placed his pet monkey on a new dog. The dog ran away, threw the monkey and broke its leg. Dr. Guion set the broken bone, but the monkey tore the splints off and refused to allow anyone to set it again.

Lost: An envelope containing a number of lottery tickets. The finder will be rewarded by leaving them at the Appeal office.

110 Years Ago

All sorts: Despondent over the fact that her uncle Lucky Baldwin, failed to leave her any wealth, Mrs. Henry Whiteman of St. Louis, attempted suicide.

A business man’s lunch is served daily at Dick’s between 11:00 and 2 o’clock. Faust beer is one of the notable A.C.C. brews. Get it at Dick’s.

50 Years Ago

“Smokey” Visits Schools: Page Trivitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Trivitt, chats with “Smokey the Bear” who made a visit to her fourth-grade class at Fritsch School along with Warren Engine Co., No. 1 fire inspector Rich Menzies and Jack Teagarden of the state forest service. The trio visited first through fourth grade classes at all Ormsby County schools where fire prevention literature was distributed.

20 Years Ago

40,000-year-old bones: Bones sealed in the deep freeze of a Nevada cave are giving scientists a glimpse at the Africa-like grassland that covered the West before the last Ice Age. Cheetah, camel, llama bones, short faced bear, huge deer and bison species found in the Elko area show well preserved bones from 40-50,000 years ago. “This cave is kind of a Noah’s Ark collection of species,” said Tom Stafford, a Colorado based specialist conducting the radiocarbon-dating.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

New passenger carriages on the Central Pacific Railroad are the finest—the interior is finished with woodwork being of birdseye maple, black walnut and oak highly polished, seats are framed of cast iron and cushioned and covered with crimson velvet. There are racks for valises, packages, umbrellas and canes, and the roof is raised and arranged to insure perfect ventilation. Also provided with a water closet…

140 Years Ago

The tar bucket: A man named David Speers was taken a short distance out of Reno, tarred and feathered. He was caught selling whisky to Indians. The Renoites do not let such petty offenders cost the county much. Good for Reno.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: A swimming class of young ladies has been formed here. They learned to swim at the Hot Springs. Swimming is an accomplishment that every lady ought to be well up in.

110 Years Ago

All sorts: A man stole a cash register out of a restaurant in Hawthorne with 30 men watching him.

Geraldine Farrar and Antonio Scotti are to marry. Both are grand opera singers.

The Orphans’ Home children will attend the Park Theatre.

50 Years Ago

State Spelling Awards: Two Ormsby County students received trophies for the Third Annual State Spelling Contest. Matt Arant, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arant, won first place in the eighth grade level. Diane Cummings of the Nevada State Children’s Home placed second in the sixth-grade division contest.

Frederic W. Jones, top scholar: Frederic W. Jones, of Carson City, placed in the top 10 percent at Utah State University and was granted membership in Phi Kappa Phi, a national scholastic honor society. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Jones, will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in forest recreation.

20 Years Ago

Small gold mines: Garfield flat in Mineral County has 10,000 tons of waste ore that still has gold in it. Just ask gold miner Hugh Ingle. Gold prices need to be $400 an ounce, but currently is $284. Major gold mines find profit at that price, but smaller mines with one or two-man operations need higher prices to be profitable.

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