Past Pages for October 31 to November 3, 2020 |

Past Pages for October 31 to November 3, 2020

By Trent Dolan and Sue Ballew


140 years ago

If the registration gets cut down much more, the Democrats will have to withdraw their ticket.

130 years ago

Reports from the Stein Mountain country are to the effect that since the abandonment of Forts McDermitt and Bidwell the Indians have become very bold. In some of the sparsely settled valleys that have broken open and plundered settler’s cabins during the absence of the owners. The Indians are behaving as they were before the outbreak of 1878.

100 years ago

John Chartz, the Democratic candidate for district attorney, is till confined to his home with rheumatism. This is decidedly unfortunate, as it prevents him meeting the electors before the campaign closes. John is strictly in the hands of his friends and they will have to make the fight.

80 years ago

Mrs. E.P. Carville, wife of Nevada’s governor, has been elected to membership on the board of directors of the National Council of Catholic Women, at the convention being held in Detroit, Michigan.

60 years ago

It is quite fitting and proper that on this occasion of the 96th birthday of the Great State of Nevada tha tI should exercise the privilege of my office to extend to all visitors and to all Nevadans on this historic and traditional occasion, a warm welcome to Carson City to join with us in celebrating this historic event. Grant Sawyer, Governor.

40 years ago

Marie Wolf, former candidate for mayor of Carson City’s endorsed Vaughn Smith in the general election. Wolf was narrowly eliminated in the primary election by Smith, by 24 votes.


150 Years Ago

State Capitol: The roof of the Capitol building will be completed this week, cornices are up awaiting final painting, granite steps are completed and the cupola is being finished up. The hot furnaces are on the way from New York, and plumbers and gas fitters are busy laying pipes.

140 Years Ago

Brief mention: The juveniles of Carson amuse themselves with torch light processions with up to four to six torches. 

130 Years Ago

New Exchange: The Orphans’ Appeal comes from Virginia City and is edited by Miss Dolly Malone, with an able corps of assistants. They handle poll ties, law, society, church, etc. and all that is desired in return is a mite or the Orphans, whose cause they have taken up with the hope of improving their condition.

120 Years Ago

Running for office: Democratic party for President, William J. Bryan; Vice President, Adlai E. Stevenson. Republican party for President, William McKinley; Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt.

110 Years Ago

Malicious Mischief: Young people who indulged in Halloween pranks carried it too far—gates were taken from hinges, property destroyed, expensive signs torn down and property was wrecked.

100 Years Ago

From Flanders Field by Teasdale Randolph (in part): 

“How are you going to vote, Mother—

 What are you going to do?—

With the League of Peace and Brotherhood

 When the ‘whole world looks at you,’—

When you mark your ballot November two

Mother o’ Mine. I ask of you?”


150 Years Ago

Carson pugilists: A couple of prominent Carsonites got into a mutual battle in a fight that originated on the unpleasantness of a dog fight. While they were at work with their fists and into the mud of the street, a rough and tumble fight took place, and one of the parties got a very picturesque head put on him.

140 Years Ago

Three rascals: Two men voted twice in Ormsby County on Tuesday. Both voted in Empire and then came up to Carson and got their ballots in on the names of absentees. One of the rascals left the county, but the other is still here. He should be made an example. Another man who was about to vote was challenged because he had received $20 in corruption money.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Fine Millinery a Specialty at Mrs. Maudes—plumes, tips, braids, wings, ribbons and all the new styles in hats, bonnets, toques’ and trimming. All work neatly done to order and no charge for work. 

120 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Emporium Grocery—The cheapest and best place to buy your groceries. Compare our goods and prices with what you pay elsewhere. Here are some cash bargains: 40 bars Rex soap $1.00, 20 lbs. Rice $1.00, 17 lbs. granulated sugar $1.00, 11 cans axle grease $1.00, 3 pkgs. Vegetable seeds 10 cents. C. E. Wylie, Proprietor.”

110 Years Ago

Park Theater: “The Man of Mystery” at the Park Theater will give an entire change of program with the following: “Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” “Flash of Light,” “Majesty of the Law,” “Getting Even with Lawyer,” and “Breaking Up Ice in Finland.”

100 Years Ago

County Election Quiet: Women were voting early at booths before many of their tardy brothers. Rumors of all sorts are afloat that Harding has carried Democratic states.

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