Past Pages for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 |

Past Pages for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Edward Sanders is the name given to the fellow brought back from Reno charged with being a chicken thief. They had a lively time catching him. Soon as he saw Constable Jones, he broke and ran out of the saloon where he had ensconced himself. The rogue ran like a scared wolf and was soon out of sight and hearing. On returning from an abandoned grist mill, they found him under the floor and had a heck of a time getting him out. “If you don’t, I’ll shoot you,” said Jim, and hauled out his pistol and cocked it. Seeing Jim’s resolution, the vagabond came out and now is bound to await the action of the grand jury. The boys say he’s a runner from the Knobs.

130 years ago

Anyone learning of the whereabouts of Lt. Gov. Laughton will please communicate with his constituents.

100 years ago

From the Tonopah Bonanza is a poem on wind:

The wind began in the morning,

And busily all the day

Had blown with increasing bury

Till we thought it had come to stay.

It did not stop at Tonopah.

Nor did it stop at Blair;

It just kept on blowing

And ended — I know not where.

Of one thing, though, I’m as certain

As that night will follow the day;

When this old wind has ceased blowing,

It will blow the other way.

70 years ago

One of the largest crowds to ever attend the annual Washington’s birthday boxing show at the Nevada state prison this week witnessed seven excellent bouts.

50 years ago

Meet your neighbor. Oliver F. Pratt has been employed in the office of the United States Federal Court here for the past 38 years. Born in Eureka, Nevada, and first came to Carson City in September, 1925.

30 years ago

Chris Schaller, who served as aid and political adviser to three Nevada governors and a U.S. senator, died Monday night in a Reno hospital. He was 48. Schaller wrote a column for the Appeal called “Observations” at his death.

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