Past Pages for Tuesday, June 24, 2014 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

If we have not mentioned the fact before, it will be well to allude to it now — namely, that the circus is coming. We merely allude to this without comment; and we hope and trust that no Sunday School scholars will, to-day retain anything form the dear Heathen in order to have enough dimes to enable them to get into the tent without being obliged to resort to the trouble and danger of slipping in, surreptitiously, under the canvas.

130 years ago

Mrs. Bowers Prophecies. Those who have not been taught to reason from cause to effect may find in the sudden death of two prominent citizens of Reno. Last February Mrs. Bowers said that both William Cain and M.C. Lake would die in April. She said Lake would be first and Mr. Cain would follow. When Mr. Cain reproached the would-be seeress for disturbing the peace of his wife and family, Bowers replied, “Well, Mr. Cain, ain’t it well to be always ready?” (Cain died May 1, 1884. M.C. Lake died June 20, 1884.)

100 years ago

Yesterday evening officers picked up a straggler near the depot who had wandered into town and proceeded to load up with booze. He was violent and put up a fight before being taken to the local bastille. He claimed someone had robbed him of his whiskey and filled the bottle with water. Later it was learned that some Indians had secured the bottle while the stranger was asleep and after drinking the contents, replaced the fire water with real water. It is said he nearly poisoned himself when he awoke to take a bracer.

70 years ago

Summer’s advent in Northern Nevada was marked by rain and thunderstorms in Elko which brought one of the most intense downpours in recent years. Only .48 inches was recorded, but was done in a period of less than two hours, knocking out power in the region.

50 years ago

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation combed for clues today in an all-white neighborhood in Las Vegas where singer Stanley Morgan of the Ink Spots resides. “Everybody has been real nice … up until Sunday,” said Morgan.

30 years ago

An electrical short on the capital grounds left 1,500 homes and much of state government without electrical power Thursday. Sierra Pacific Power Company blamed the problem on an old underground electrical vault that filled up with water.

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