Past Pages for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
150 Years Ago
Mrs. Toodles in China. It is common for children to present a nice coffin, adorned with paper flowers, at the Chinese New Year. If the parents are aged, it is looked upon as a most touching evidence of regard and forethought for their last and final couch.
130 Years Ago
Advertisements. “Fischer & Decker — Sample Room — Three doors north on King Street. Cold Mountain Beer. From San Jose, always on tap,” and “Stone Market, opposite Arlington House — The undersigned conducts a first-class meat market where can be had all times the choicest cuts of beef, pork, mutton, veal, lamb, sausage, etc., orders filled with dispatch. Otto T. Schulz.”
110 Years Ago
Hancock’s last night before hanging. Hancock sent for Rev. Darnelle. When the minister arrived he was closeted with the condemned. Hancock was baptized and administered the sacred benediction. Hancock still claims he is innocent. He visited with Warden Considine who asked if he knew of any other implicated in the terrible murder. Gov. Sparks also visited and had a talk with the condemned man. No relatives have offered to intercede in his troubles.
70 Years Ago
Chester Muller obituary. He was born in Carson City on Nov. 14, 1888, the youngest of 10 children. He conducted a furniture store on south Carson Street and conducted a plumbing business and was an active member of Warren Engine company. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Fred Frisbie of Carson City, Mrs. Louis Rayan of Santa Monica and Mrs. Ernest Mayo of Tuolune.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. The Arlington Hotel extends from Carson street west along Washington Street, showing the entrance to the “hotel” portion midway down the building. Owners will receive notice shortly giving them 48 hours to start razing the structure within a period of 90 days to completion, or the city will raze it and charge the owners a lien against the property.
20 Years Ago
Camel races. After 35 years of camel racing in Virginia City, the races are still going strong. Camels were first introduced to the area in the late 1800s as pack animals hauling salt and other supplies …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.