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Past Pages for Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Senator Nye vindicated: A careful and unprejudiced reading of the communication which appears in today’s issue of the Appeal in defense of Senator Nye will convince any reasoning man of the falsely and injustice of the charges which have been preferred against him by Mr. DeLong and other defames. Let all Union men read it carefully.

130 years ago

Sunday morning the jury in the Crow case, after being out since the evening previous, brought in a verdict of “not guilty.” It was what the public expected. While the killing was deliberate, it was brought about by Hogan’s own deliberate acts and he had rendered himself such a terror to his neighbors that his untimely taking off did not occasion much regret. Men who carry revolvers generally carry them in the hip pocket. When shifted to the front pocket, it is for a purpose.

100 years ago

Frank Tessier, owner of the Temple Bar, when he nourished his thirsting REO auto with gallons of choice picnic coffee, and with his percolating radiator exhumating clouds of blue, coffee-scented smoke, drove nearly to town without water, carrying a load of passengers. The car was not injured by the experience. Tessier was at the reservoir and left the picnic not knowing his radiator was empty and the coffee lasted him until he could get near enough to a river for real water. — Review Miner

70 years ago

An army searching party today moved slowly across rain soaked desert alkali flats of Buffalo Valley to a B-29 Superfortress which crashed and burned 30 miles south of Battle Mountain yesterday, killing all crew members aboard.

50 years ago

Gov. Grant Sawyer said Friday there is a “good chance” he would lose his bid for a third term to Lt. Gov. Paul Laxalt. Laxalt, campaigning in Winnemucca, said he “happily pleaded guilty to the Governor’s chargers of obstructionism.”

30 years ago

A federal judge’s ruling that first-time drunken driving offenders have the right to a jury trial has officials warning that the cost of his decision could be devastating to the state’s municipal courts.

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