Past Pages for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
150 years ago
Another attempt to roast out the Appeal office: About 6 o’clock last evening fire was discovered in the old, unoccupied building which is separated from the Appeal building on its eastern side by an alley, and, but for the prompt efforts of Gus Lewis, Judge McKeeby and others, a serious conflagration would doubtless have been the result. This makes the second time that old building has been set on fire, purposely, in day time. It is pleasant to think that some amiable incendiary is anxious to roast the Appeal out of existence. Hence, suppose you tear that old shanty down.
130 years ago
Campaign mud: There is nothing so disgusting to the lover of fair play as the biennial shower of filth which bespatters the candidates for public honors in this State. This year the Democrats are making votes for Stewart and Stevenson by importing a professional spattered from San Francisco to cover them with campaign slander.
100 years ago
Senator Newlands addresses the people of Verdi (continued from Friday): It would have been easy to have gotten into war at any time and in such a war to maim and lose thousands of Americans. As it is, an effort to maintain peace with and to secure influence over the Mexican people, we have submitted to the loss of less than three hundred American lives and temporary depreciation of property.
70 years ago
Advertisement: “El Ranch-Otel Dude Ranch. A Home Away from Home. Carson City, Nev. For Reservations Phone 345.”
50 years ago
Three break-ins took place in Carson City business establishments over the weekend, but the culprits netted only $6 at the scene of one of the illegal entries.
30 years ago
Two correctional officers and a lieutenant at the medium security prison have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the circumstances of an escape of an inmate who is still at large.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.