Past Pages for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 |

Past Pages for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

(Murderer continued from Wednesday) In his speech to the crowd, Hall did not protest that he was innocent, but contended that he was justified in what he did: that Black Jack followed him from place to place, and that he was afraid of his life. He said he could have not had a fair trial in Belmont as he was a stranger and no one could have known his relations to his victim (continued Thursday).

130 years ago

Two Chinese men engaged in a fight yesterday on King Street. The row originated in a dispute over the priority location of a wood pile. One woodman was badly cut about the head and had to be taken to Chinatown in an express wagon. The victor went right ahead and finished the job of sawing wood.

100 years ago

Parties arriving from Reno today state that there is a persistent rumor to the effect that a case is soon to be brought before the courts that will test the validity of the divorce law, which requires one year residency.

70 years ago

The growing meat shortage in the nation was reflected in Nevada this year in a 27,500-head reduction in sheep herds of the state. Nevada’s 1943 sheep population is slightly less than one-half million head.

50 years ago

In keeping with the tradition of honoring deceased members on the first Sunday in December, the Carson City Elk’s Lodge gathered at the Leisure Hour Hall to pay tribute.

30 years ago

Carson’s unbeaten girl’s basketball team defeated Fallon 72-40 Wednesday in the conference opener for both squads.

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