Past Pages for April 25

140 years ago

Some features of the act for the government of towns and cities. We won’t attempt a synopsis of all the features of town government act of last winter, but we can synopsis the first section which gives power to the county commissioners and fixing boundaries of the city and the levy of tax of one percent.

130 years ago

A government employee of this city that has no leaning whatsoever toward spiritualism relates the following: In 1858 his father died. The directors of the railroad he worked on found a discrepancy in the books of some $1,858 to the grief of his family (continued Friday).

100 years ago

The new locomotive, No. 27, recently brought form the Baldwin Locomotive Works is being given its first tryout today. The engine went through several severe storms while crossing the continent, the most severe at Salt Lake at the Lucine cutoff. The effects of the sale are yet to be seen.

70 years ago

All meals and drinks served by eating establishments are now under the office of price administration supervision. Each is to furnish a true copy of each menu or food item and beverages sold.

50 years ago

Former District Judge Clark Guild calls the death of judge John R. Ross “a terrible shock to the people of the state.” Ross passed away of a heart attack while serving at a federal courthouse in Portland, Ore.

20 years ago

Nevada’s five largest for-profit hospitals will be allowed to raise rates they charge by a maximum of 6 percent.

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


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