Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
140 years ago
Pitched battle in Chinatown (continued from Tuesday). We endeavored to view the conflict from a friendly housetop, but found we were in good average range and would be safer below in the midst of the skirmishers. After the smoke had cleared, all hands joined in a general search for the dead and wounded. There were none killed outright; however, three were seriously wounded and about 150 badly scared. The next order was to find out what it was all about and no more ignorant and innocent lot of people were ever before seen. Nobody “saby” worth a cent. Everything turned as quiet as a churchyard after a camp meeting, with the Celestial warriors quietly smoking the opium pipe of peace. (Continued on Thursday.)
130 years ago
Suicide at Shellbourne. The White Pine News of the 11th says the community was startled by the sad news D. W. Hastings had suicided by shooting himself through the head with a pistol. May the powers of the unfathomable shore deal more gently with him than adverse fortune did in the land of the living.
100 years ago
Before the European War in 1914 was even dreamed of, small groups of men who compose the Flying Squadron had planned to hold temperance meetings in more than 150 cities of the United States. They had adopted a warlike title, and phraseology suggesting a strategy of routing the enemy. The meetings will be held in the Grand Opera House this week.
70 years ago
The annual Candy Dance will be given by the Ladies of Genoa on Oct. 28. Since this is the only town known to pay for street lights with a Candy Dance, they hope everyone will buy a ticket to pay for the lights another year.
60 years ago
The Mission Chamber of Commerce in Mission, Texas, presented a tiny donkey to White House presidential secretary Jim Hagerty and to United Press White House reporter Merriman Smith. Hagerty accepted the Mexican burro in good grace, but regretted he could not keep it. “An elephant, yes; a donkey, no,” he said.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.