Past pages for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
140 years ago
The Constitutionality of the Town Government in Question. Johnny Carter, not a bad man and an excellent shoemaker, was convicted of having sunk down under an overcharge of tanzy and slept in a public place. His sleep was rudely broken and offered a choice of paying $24 or sitting 12 days in jail. On appearing with his attorney, Colonel Davies, he held on the charge was null and void, because the petition for town government was not signed by a majority of the actual residents; the city can’t be held as legal plaintiff because the State Constitution holds all criminal processes made in the name of the State; the Act itself is unconstitutional as it provides suits shall be made in the name of the County Commissioners.
130 years ago
The Appeal has been very guarded in printing unsubstantiated fish stories. At times our blind confidence in human nature has allowed us to accept as true the wild statements of unprincipled liars. The subsequent printing has shocked our conservative readers. Men bewail our editor of circulated tales that will not stand to the gospel ray. These remarks apply purely to trout stories. Whatever said about the longevity of catfish still applies.
100 years ago
What has become of the original plans of the State Capitol Building is a mystery. That the state owned the documents is known to officials is true, but just where they are is in question. A search of old records in the basement turned up nothing. The search was made when needed for the new capitol extensions.
70 years ago
For the second time in history of the Kit Carson Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, father and son have become members. Ensign Jack D. Scott, United States Navy Air Corps, was sworn in by his father, Past Commander Lee Scott.
50 years ago
(Photo Caption) Nobody went hungry at the Nevada State Employees family picnic last Sunday at Nevada Beach. Pictured is Joyce Cliff, Lee Burnham, Addie Allred and Joyce Maddaford. Over 200 were in attendance.
30 years ago
Sen. Hal Dunn told a five-member panel that when one of his deputies became the first person to be arrested under the state’s new drunken driving law, the incident became a “notorious event.”
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.