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Past Pages for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Natchez, the Paiute chief, was arrested at his place by military authorities and taken to San Francisco last Wednesday following an altercation over blankets. He has proved himself over time to be a firm and undeviating friend to the white man, all of which every old Humbolter will attest.

130 years ago

There is a general feeling among the citizens here that since the Grand Jury has begun to bring perjurers up with a round turn that it will be an excellent plan to take up the whole batch. The next Grand Jury will do well to take up the perjury cases which have not been outlawed and give the gang such a lesson that the courts of justice will be free from them for some years to come.

100 years ago

When a man is tried for killing the despoiler of his home or a woman slays a man who has deceived and ruined her under a promise of marriage, an acquittal usually takes place. The law says that both are guilty of murder and the punishment is death, but juries look to a higher law which takes precedence. Time and custom have established the unwritten law as firmly in the minds as any regularly enacted law.

70 years ago

The 13 members of the local Civil Air Patrol squadron returned from Elko where they were assisting in the search for the lost bomber from the Wendover air base. Those returning were Roy Whitacre, John Laxalt, George Franks, Leroy Nagle, Paul Vesco, and Bob Lorrigan from Carson City. Returning from Minden was Robert Pruett, Fred Minchin, Donald Block, M. Gomez and George Doubert. Returning from Stewart was Frank Bengochea and Sgt. Wilson.

50 years ago

Meet your neighbor. Burd Lindsay was born March 11, 1885 in Tomaqua, Pa., and came to Carson City in 1889. He was a carpenter and served as house with Warren Engine Company for 19 years.

30 years ago

Nevada is at the crossroads of the national push for educational reform and could be a leader in improving schools, Secretary of Education Terrel Bell told a conference of Nevada educators Thursday.

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