Past Pages April 22
130 YEARS AGO
“I love the gentle Spring,
With grass and flower
And all the birds that sing
From hour to hour.”
An anonymous contributor sent a poem to this office on spring. There were several more verses which were sent to the chief of police, all in the same tone. He placed the verses in the hands of a detective and instructed him to ferret the matter to the bottom. The handwriting was unrecognizable, but the paper was traced to Cagwin and Allen’s store. Mr. Allen recollected selling the paper to a man who acted furtively, as if he was about to commit a crime. The man was found and promptly locked up as a crowd gathered chanting “lynch him, lynch him.” The man was sentenced to two years and sent off immediately.
100 YEARS AGO
There has been a good deal of confusion and misunderstanding as to the changed rules in baseball. They are summarized as follows: The coach’s box has been altered to prevent him from getting closer than fifteen feet from first base. Umpires must watch the small points like ball color which have been a complaint of captains. The captain must notify the umpire of player changes and the umpire must announce them to the crowd.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson girls have organized two baseball teams and have been playing interclass for the past few weeks. Ella Kolster was elected captain of the A team. Eva Christensen was elected captain of the B team.
20 YEARS AGO
The Nevada Appeal endorses building a railroad downtown citing benefits to downtown restoration.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).