Past Pages for Tuesday, July 16
140 Years Ago
Chinese man shot: Ah Doe owed Ah Roe a sum of money for work and labor. Ah Roe asked his debtor for the money but was denied … What followed was a wordy unpleasantness … Ah Roe attempted to pay himself by a raid upon Ah Doe’s money till and pickle jars. A great scuffle followed and much unpleasant smell ensued …
130 Years Ago
Ruction at Empire: Doloras Carnade was at a Saloon in Empire playing pedro for beer with his dog by his side. Charles Hogan came in and ran against the dog causing the animal to elevate the bristles along his back. Charles said if the dog jumped around any more, he would let some lead into him. A row ensued. The dog grabbed Shay by the leg. Hogan knocked the old man down with a billiard table, F. Carnado was beaten. Hogan and Shay were marked up. Doloras was banged in the mouth, but the dog was unhurt.
70 Years Ago
Three draftees are scheduled to leave for the induction center at Salt Lake City, according to W. F. Reading of the Ormsby County draft board: Raymond Melvin Schulz, William Andrews and Robert Leggett …
50 Years Ago
State Attorney General Harvey Dickerson said minor children can see the late shows at Nevada nightspots, as long as they have a responsible adult along. The ban still holds for unaccompanied minors.
30 Years Ago
The Fourth Annual Sherwood Forest Festival will be held at Mills Park. There will be sword fighting demonstrations by the Society of Creative Anachronism and music by the kilted members of a bagpipe band. Children may explore the dank, dark dungeon, climb Jacob’s ladder and try to capture the unicorn …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.