Past Pages for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Murphy execution (continued from Sunday). Chief Lackey and eight or nine men will leave Virginia for Carson on Friday to attend the hanging of Murphy. As there are no facilities for the execution to take place privately, there will be a vast crowd present. We should suggest to Sheriff Swift to calling on the militia of Storey County. Already the execution is the main topic of conversation in saloons and streets. There are those who will walk from Virginia and Gold Hill to witness the event. A much larger crowd will be present than any person has any idea of at present. (Continued on Wednesday.)

130 years ago

Mrs. A.D. Treadway was buried yesterday afternoon. In spite of the bitter weather, there was a large concourse of mourners at the church and at the grave. The pallbearers were Judge Hawley, Judge Belknap, Judge Sabin, William Bryant, James Kennedy, H.S. Mason and S.P. Davis.

100 years ago

The judge who sentenced a man to get married because he drank too much and needed someone to look out for him may have been considerate of the man, but certainly not of the woman.

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70 years ago

A group of 29 Indians gathered last week at the Leisure Hour hall for the second meeting of the National Congress of American Indians. Cornelius A. Aaron of Steward was elected chairman.

60 years ago

State and local police officers and Sheriff Lester Smith joined today in asking the people of Ormsby County and Carson City to help keep the county and city completely free of accidents.

50 years ago

In Illinois, Santa Claus will get police protection after complaining that "older children are pulling my whiskers and generally making life unpleasant."

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