Past Pages for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

140 years ago

The Ormsby County Jail has five inmates at present, and three are on a charge of burglary. The names are John Stewart, under a death sentence for murder in Columbus, Esmeralda County; Andreas Lovonia, the fellow that broke into Tom Carson’s room, stole his trunk, military trousers and his aunt’s shawl; James Lang, serving 25 days for being too familiar with R.R. Brown’s money till; Ah Hing, the disreputable celestial who attempted an outrage on John Wood’s chicken coop; and Andrew Larceny Watts, of whose malefactor efforts on yesterday’s passenger train resulted in a bond of $1,000.

130 years ago

The County as a landlord. For some years past the County has rented the Magnolia Saloon to various tenants as they pleased at short notice and in turn removing the last incumbent for someone else. The tenant’s stay subject to the whims of the County Commission is an injustice and an annoyance to anyone holding a monthly lease.

100 years ago

Mr. Wingfield of Reno is starting to stock a small farm with choice thoroughbreds in Nevada. His best purchase from C. Christenson of this city, the grandly-bred son of Imported Sain and Defargilla by Onondago, Dutschland, sire of four good winners in 1913. Deutschland is a handsome, well-made stallion and one of the best sires in America.

70 years ago

Nevada will be a “paradise” for civilian airplane pilots in the post-war period, George Laughton, engineering officer and pilot of the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air Patrol said today. “Flying will become commonplace,” he said.

50 years ago

Top elected legislators took the people’s business behind locked doors in an attempt to find a compromise for deadlocked emergency school aid issues. Officials shut the door in the face of a Las Vegas newsman.

30 years ago

The Nevada Appeal announces formation of the Appeal Capital News Bureau. Clyde Weiss is bureau chief, John Hayes is bureau reporter.

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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