Past Pages for Saturday, April 9, 2016 |

Past Pages for Saturday, April 9, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Mr. Goldman, whose cigar store came near being the scene of a conflagration on Wednesday morning, desires us to explain a part of our item yesterday. We said that Officer Bethards forced the door after discovering a light in the building. This is a mistake; he merely made a sufficient noise to arouse the inmates, Mr. Goodman and his clerk.

130 years ago

On New Year’s night 1883, George P. McConkey, treasurer of White Pine County, left his wife in a ballroom at Hamilton and went to his office, where he was found dead a few hours later. It was generally supposed that he committed suicide, and the suspicion was strengthened by the fact that nearly $12,000 of the county money was missing. The county instituted a suit against his bondsmen, and the Supreme Court affirmed the judgement with costs to $16,000.

100 years ago

U. Fault of the firm of U.Gualt & Co. Of Chicago arrived in Carson this morning to meet with the Business Men’s Association, Gov. Boyle and others to see if Carson can support a creamery.

70 years ago

A mass meeting, called in attempt to help raise sufficient funds for the purchasing of historic Bowers Mansion, will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the district court rooms. Bernard Hartung will be in charge of the meeting in the absence of regular Chamber of Commerce President Ken Johnson. The association, through the Reno Women’s Civic Club, has an option on the property, including 54 acres, for $100,000.

50 years ago

Colorful Jim Slattery, veteran State Senator and the Legislature’s foremost — and only — camel jockey, will file for reelection. The outspoken senator has tackled major issues over the years and has shown the same enthusiasm as he has shown for his hijinks.

30 years ago

Political consultant and newsman Chris Schaller, who died in 1984, was memorialized by the Board of Supervisors Thursday when it dedicated the city’s animal care facility to him.

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