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Past Pages for Jan. 19-22, 2019

Sue Ballew

Saturday

150 Years Ago

Thief: In justice court, before Judge Waitz, the State of Nevada, plaintiff vs. Dick Clone and John Compton, defendant; petit larceny—stealing buggy robe. Each were sentenced to 40 days imprisonment in the county jail for stealing a buggy robe.

140 Years Ago

Pantilind: He is an everyday sort of Kris Kringle. He comes among the children like a deodand [sic] or special providence. Like the public benefactor that he is had all the public school children out for a sleigh ride. Mr. Monk did the driving. The little folks vote "Pant" a blessing to all the boys and girls of the school.

130 Years Ago

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Two young girls about 15 years old were enticed into a house of ill fame in Virginia City by two men. There are several bills in the House to punish infamous crimes, and this will doubtless facilitate the passage of the bill.

100 Years Ago

Advertisement: "Notice is hereby given that the Emporium Co. of Carson, Nevada, is Sole Agent for Munsing Underwear and Stylplus Suits. Call around and inspect our goods."

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Link to Vietnam – City Councilman and ham radio operator George Criteser got a free new radio tower to help him relay phone calls from Vietnam to families across the United States. The 60-foot tower came from the Nevada Test Site and was installed under the guidance of member of the Carson City Chapter of the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers.

20 Years Ago

Jethro: Max Baer Jr. who played Jethro Bodine in "The Beverly Hillbillies" is reviewing the possibility of a 400-foot oil derrick marquee for his hotel-casino in Reno. The bid for the 400-foot oil derrick was $5 million which is more than he had anticipated. His latest plan would include a derrick of about 350 feet with another 50-feet of lighting for an artificial flame or "synthetic explosion."

Sunday

150 Years Ago

The Episcopal party was quite a success, despite the surly looks of the weather. The attractive dignitaries of the Senate and Assembly were there, lending race and high character to the proceedings and illustrating the fact that genius, learning and statesmanship can enjoy the joys of life as keenly as common folks.

140 Years Ago

Chinese New Year: A sweet potato peddling son told a housewife that the Chinese New Year begins tomorrow. Meantime, the Celestial lily rears its brave green stalks from out its oniony bulb and is preparing to blossom with beauty and lend its perfume to the expectant air.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Thomas Brady hung himself in Shaw's barn at Dayton. No cause is assigned.

100 Years Ago

Influenza in San Francisco: Miss Kearns reports that the flu is very bad in the coast city. The mask ordinance is strictly enforced.

50 Years Ago

Accident kills Carson hunter: Raymond R. Wright, a state highway department employee from Carson City, was killed in a hunting accident in western Nevada, according to the Lyon County sheriff's office. Wright, of 1209 Beverly Drive, was fatally shot while hunting coyotes with a companion in the Weeks area, nine miles east of Fort Churchill. The sheriff's office declined to identify the companion.

20 Years Ago

Star Wars: The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, will quit after a much-anticipated three-part prequel to his space trilogy.

Tuesday

150 Years Ago

Smallpox in Carson City: A teamster who stopped at "The Mint House" on Carson Street was discovered to have smallpox. The County Commissioners took immediate steps to have him removed from town and placed in a suitable hospital. It is hoped that by the use of disinfectants the spread of this fearful disease is prevented.

140 Years Ago

Gentlemen jenkenized: "Editor Morning Appeal : I have been grieved and disappointed to find no description in your paper of the costumes worn at the Inaugural Ball… Now in justice to the gentlemen, I think they should be mentioned; and when I flitted through the festive scene a vivid photo was impressed on my mind's eye… Governor Kinkead was impressive and majestic in black dress suit, white gross-grain tie and jouvin gloves No. 8 ½. Colonel Davies—Charming costume; cut-a-way coat, immaculate kids, and he glid with an abandon that was fascinating. J. G. Chesley—Looked bewitching in black, perfectly-fitting trousers, with light brown side whiskers… a lively dancer, with an abundant flow of conversation. C. L. Bicknell—Wore a becoming walking suit with black hat. Jack Marshall—Looked very "distinguished' and captivating; he was generally conceded to have been the 'Belle of the Ball.'"

130 Years Ago

Advertisement: "Opera House, one night only. Richards and Pringle's famous 'Georgia Minstrels.' Headed by the Emperor of the Minstrel World. Billy Kersands… George Jackson and Mallory Bros. and a coterie of colored stars. Grand Street parade by the Georgia Silver Cornet Band at 12 noon."

100 Years Ago

Old timer passes: The San Francisco papers announce the death of James Samuel Shaw, a Nevada pioneer. For many years he was a resident of this section and owner of the Carson hot springs (Shaw's Hot Springs). He was 84 years of age.

50 Years Ago

George Criteser honored: The National Society of Professional Engineers cited George Criteser "for untiring efforts and his public service role in serving his country by linking more than 10,000 America servicemen in Vietnam with their loved ones in the United States through his unique ham radio facility."

20 Years Ago

Classified ads:

Bookstore clerk. Days. Starts $5.25/hour. Please apply at Kennedy's Books.

Machine shop helper to do time keeping, shipping, receiving and clean up. $5.50 per hour.

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