Past Pages for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
140 Years Ago
Two weddings. The marriage of Sen. John P. Jones of Nevada to Miss Georgia Sullivan is approaching. The bridegroom is known throughout the land, and the bride will at once take her rank at Washington with the first ladies of the nation. Miss Sullivan is the daughter of the well-known capitalist Eugene I. Sullivan. She is well-fitted by education, culture, personal charms and true feminine accomplishments. The trousseau has been ordered from the White House, three of the dresses costing $1,000. The bridal dress is from Paris.
Frank A. Newlands, a young and rising lawyer, in a few weeks will wed Miss Clara Sharon, daughter of William Sharon, one of the wealthiest capitalist of the Pacific Coast and prospective United States senator from Nevada. Miss Sharon is a sprightly and intelligent young lady of 19. The wedding trousseau is from Paris and is said to have cost $19,000 (San Francisco Chronicle).
130 Years Ago
Lost Man Department — The advertisements in this column are published for the benefit of the parties concerned. The names in black type represent the parties missing and the names in ordinary type are those persons to whom communications regarding missing men should be addressed. Daniel Musser — J.A. Musser, Baltimore, Fairfield County, Ohio; Elder Bennett and Mary Penrod — Laura A. White, Hillsboro, Ill; James and Thomas Kittle — Mrs. Campbell nee Miss Ella Kittle, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, Dakota Care of George Campbells …
110 Years Ago
John Phillip Sousa and his band are coming to the Carson Opera House. Sousa’s popularity is deserved and his marching music a genuine attraction. Sousa is an individual as a conductor as he is as a composer. He has drilled his band until they have acquired a remarkable ensemble — Jessie Straus, violinist; Estelle Liebling, soprano; Herbert L. Clarke, cornetist. “The glorified ideal of the Military band,” — London Globe.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Hot Springs — something new — big barbecue sandwiches, 25 cents. Drinks at Carson prices. Swimming, horseback riding and beach. Have a hot time at Carson’s Hot Spot! ‘Swim in drinking water.’”
50 Years Ago
The Atomic Energy Commission touched off a deep underground nuclear blast at its Nevada test site in a possible new way of recovering buried minerals, oil and gas. The explosion was designed to pack the punch of 10,000 tons of TNT …
15 Years Ago
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Twin daughters to Amy and Jason Melanson of Gardnerville; a son to Theresa and David Catalani of Carson City.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.