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Past Pages for Sept. 12-14, 2018

Sue Ballew

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Honey: The purest and whitest ever seen or tasted was presented to the Appeal by J. G. Griffith and made by bees kept on the ranch of A. Nevers in Eagle Valley. The bees are the "Italian," and they thrive here. There are five swarms coming from one hive in a single season. One hundred pounds of honey are taken from a few hives this season, and the bees still have enough to use during the coming winter.

140 Years Ago

Hither and yon: Mr. D. L. Bliss brought a purse of $610.25 from Glenbrook to aid the yellow fever sufferers. The sum represents about $2 for every man, woman in child at that settlement — about 300.

On the train we encountered our clever brother of the pencil and scissors, Mr. Alexander of the Reno Gazette on his way up to the Comstock.

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Hank Monk continues to carry his eye in a sling, though it is better, he says.

130 Years Ago

Almost a tragedy: Will Weis, James Hoopes, Miss Maggie Collins, her sister and a little child were driven across the railroad track when the rockaway was run into by a box car, and the vehicle smashed to flinders. He started the horses leisurely across the track when a boxcar coming on the downgrade by its own gravity glided silently into them. The horses ran away dragging Hoopes a considerable distance. None were injured — just bruised.

100 Years Ago

Watch your step! Ed Malley, Chauncy Dake and George T. Mills are the canvassing committee for the Salvation Army war work. Contributions may also be given to either of the local newspapers, or left at the Kitzmeyer or Muller drug stores. Unauthorized persons by affecting a Salvation Army uniform might easily extract money from unsuspecting persons. Anyone inciting suspicion should be immediately reported to the local authorities.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: "New 1968 Liberace Show featuring Florian ZaBach and special guest star Gale Sherwood. Dr. Gordon Robinson conducting; Bertha & Tina, the amazing elephants, Foster Edwards Orchestra at John Ascuaga's Nugget."

20 Years Ago

Thieves: Mail is missing from the mailbox of Carson City residents. The theft took place after Labor Day from a drop box at the Washington Street post office. The drop box was found damaged on Northridge Drive and the mail missing. Anyone posting mail in that box may want to consider it lost.

Thursday

150 Years Ago

Earthquake sign: The Japanese have discovered that a few seconds previous to an earthquake the magnet temporarily loses its power. They have ingeniously constructed a light frame, supporting a horseshoe magnet beneath which is a cup of bell metal; the armature is attached a weight so that the magnet becomes paralyzed, the weight drops and striking the cup and gives an alarm.

140 Years Ago

Notes and Motes: Chinese funeral — The burying of a Chinese man caused an extraordinary turnout. The Hearst was followed in marching by two ranks, the men in the van being decorated with white sashes in a Masonic way. There was no vanity of early adornment about him. Then Benton's bus full of mourners followed — musicians beating a dirge on a gong. Then in the rear was a wagon full of Chinese men and fufferal (sic) baked meats …

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Catfish are biting at Washoe Lake. Geese and ducks are plentiful in Washoe Valley.

Born in Genoa to the wife of Sheriff J. T. Williams, a son.

100 Years Ago

What do they make in Germany? (WW I)

In place of the books and toys

That they used to make, ere the War Gods spake.

For good little girls and boys?

Things that are made in Germany

Are things that I shall not trust;

For they're made at the nod of a Prussian god

Of murder and lies and lust.

(In part by Kenneth L. Roberts in the New York Tribune.)

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Sutro's Savior — As he poses by the tunnel's façade, Robin Larsson is already pondering one of the next projects is the restoration of Sutro-repairing the tunnel. Larsson, who leases 180 acres of land northeast of Dayton, is a rugged individual in the tradition of the once prosperous town of founder, Adolph Sutro.

20 Years Ago

Shooting: Shots were fired above Edmonds Drive resulting in two men being arrested on charges of drug possession, being ex-felons and possessing a weapon. Two men were arrested Jay Granze and Joseph Capilla. The rifle in their possession was stolen.

Friday

150 Years Ago

Silver Mountain quake: Two shocks of earthquakes were felt, coming from the north and passing south. The first shock was light and was succeeded by a much heavier one, followed by a strong rotary motion. The last was one of the most severe ever experienced in the county.

140 Years Ago

Suicide: A message came from American Flat stating that Diana Jones, 14-year-old daughter of Robert Jones, was having convulsions, and it was feared she had poisoned herself. Diana had formed an attachment to the driver of her father's milk wagon. The love was an honest one. Her father took her to do for it, and chided her harshly. There was strychnine in the house that had been purchased to poison coyotes. The deceased was a beautiful girl, loved by all. Her early death is sincerely mourned. (Gold Hill News)

130 Years Ago

Boot-black stand: Prof. Clem Berry has opened a boot-black stand at the Hole-in-the Wall corner and wishes to announce to the public that he uses no deleterious mixture in his blacking.

100 Years Ago

Sends word to his Mother: Mrs. Drue Carothers received a card from her son George written at Winnemucca during a troop train stop. George was delighted with the courteous treatment accorded them by the different Red Cross chapters. At Sparks when they were given an enthusiastic welcome by local members who lavished them. This thoughtful consideration was shown the boys all along the route to Camp Fremont — "somewhere" in the east.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: "Carson Theater — "Blue" with Terence Stamp and Ricardo Montalban — Blue destined to roam two worlds and to find peace. "Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River" with Jerry Lewis — The con man socks it to 'em."

20 Years Ago

Basque festival: A Basque festival will be held at St. Theresa's School. There will be authentic Basque dancers, soap carving, music and a Basque-style meal. Adults $20, children 16 and younger free.

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