Past Pages for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
150 years ago
John Kennedy had an altercation last evening with a man named Eaton, from Como, and Eaton stabbed him so severely that he will probably die. After stabbing him, Eaton threw the knife into the street and walked off. Eaton is now lodged in jail.
130 years ago
(Comstock journalism, continued from Tuesday). The boy was not run over at the corner at all as alleged, but two doors below near Banduzel’s bakery. It was the kneed that was hurt, and instead of being a small boy, he was almost big enough to work in the mines. The Chronicle comes back as follows … (Continued on Thursday).
100 years ago
Follows is the philosophical observations of Mark Twain: Don’t attempt to punish all your enemies at once. You can’t do a large business with a small capital. Don’t say, “I told you so.” Two to one you never said a word about it. A grain of sand is not prominent in the desert. Don’t throw dust in your teacher’s eyes. It will only injure the pupil.
70 years ago
The Rambler, by Wes Davis. It is amusing to read some of the state political writers these days. Almost anyone who has in the past even so much as looked at a politician or visited a political office is having his name mentioned. In fact, there won’t be much authenticity on the breezes until February.
50 years ago
(Photo caption) New staff. Red Kalloch, formerly of Reno is the new manager for Aids ambulance in Carson City and Bob Moorehouse, attendant, have been assigned to the Carson City staff.
30 years ago
Ferrets were lauded as the perfect household pet by several people to testify before the board of supervisors against any attempt to outlaw owning the small animals.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).