Past Pages for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
130 Years Ago
Chain-gang. Mr. Averill’s bill giving sheriffs the power to put inmates of county jails at work upon public works, such as streets and alleys is a kind of measure which should not be enacted into statute. It contemplates a chain-gang and is a short remove from the pillory, the stocks and the whipping post …
120 Years Ago
Ordinance No. 86. An ordinance to prohibit the use or having in possession of slingshots and other dangerous weapons by minors — Section 1 — Every male person under the age of 21 years who has in his possession any dirk, pistol, toy pistol, sword in case, sling shot or other dangerous weapon shall be deemed guilty of disorderly conduct and fined not more than $20 or imprisonment in the city jail not more than 10 days …
110 Years Ago
Orphans Home completion. The second floor contains two dormitories for the larger boys and girls and one infant dormitory, also rooms of the superintendent and family, and rooms for officers and teachers. There is a sewing room and two hospital rooms. (Continued on Friday).
70 Years Ago
The Leisure Hour Club. The club will feature a Shakespearean evening. Included in the program is an address on William Shakespeare, a group of Shakespearean songs will be sung by a quartet composed of Miss Mabel Stewart, Mrs. Knippenbert, Dr. Burnett and Rev. J. C. Black. The selections chosen are “When Daisies Pied and Violets Blue,” “Willow Song,” and “When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy.”
50 Years Ago
Verona, Italy — Youths saw strange lights in the hills at night. When they slipped up close, they saw men flashing a powerful light across a blank white screen. They shouted “Martians!” and ran back to town. It turned out to be German scientists using the light to attract rare night-flying butterflies …
15 Years Ago
The city moved forward on a request regarding 15 acres of land near Fuji Park, slated as the future home of 148,000 Costco warehouse. The proceeds from the sale of the land is estimated to be $3.2 million and is expected to be returned to Carson City.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.