Past Pages for Sunday, April 10, 2016 |

Past Pages for Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

A chap giving his name as Charles Miller and representing himself to be a railroad conductor called on Justice Brickwell and asked that officer to accompany him to the abode of the choice of his affections, a matronly laundress, aged 35 year or thereabouts, to officiate in making them “bone of one bone” and flesh ditto. Esquire B. complied, and the next day when seeing the “bride” on the street asked how the “deuce” fellow was she married yesterday. It appears after a honeymoon of 24 hours he came up missing as did her watch, a ring or two and five or 10 dollars of her hard-earned money. — Portage Register

130 years ago

A “bilious attack.” A man called at the Appeal office the other day, and in a patronizing way informed the city editor that a state official had just recovered from a “bilious attack.” Now, this paper has wearied of writing up the periodical sprees of officials as “bilious attacks.” They are simple, plain drunks and when a policeman or constable sees an official on the street in such a condition, they should just arrest them. Drunkenness is common to officials all over Nevada, and some time an impeachment trial will determine just how far a “bilious attack” incapacitated a man for office holding.

100 years ago

During the past few years the Western Union Telegraph company has been putting out new services to meet modern business and social demands. The company now announces another innovation. The company will now transfer funds and include a message with the fund transfer. Previously, messages were sent separately.

70 years ago

A hearing against a Reno man for selling a pair of nylon stockings for $6 when the ceiling price was $1.40 opened this morning in the federal court of Roger T. Foley. A jury was drawn and testimony gets underway today.

50 years ago

Although thousands of persons have reported sighting strange flying objects in the last 19 years, the secretary of the Air Force says there is no evidence any of them were spaceships.

30 years ago

A quest for a grand jury investigation of Carson City finances is heating up and a supervisor called Thursday for a more in-depth audit of the city’s bookkeeping practices.

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