150 years ago
A few days since we chronicled a “strike” amongst the Chinese washermen, they refusing to “washee” (sic) any more dirty clothes until an obnoxious license of $10 per quarter was repealed. The strike is over. John saw it was no use kicking against the pricks, and now comes down with his regular $10. In common with those who cast off their unclean linen once in two weeks, we rejoice.
130 years ago
A Candelaria man named S. Dragomawooich publishes a card in the Virginia Enterprise warning the public against a fellow who has “bilked him.” Probably the chap, when he “skipped the town” could not remember the name of the man who whom the money was owning. — Times-Review.
100 years ago
Wanted to hang him. Saturday Sheriff Stern received a hurry call to go to the Carson Exchange to stop a crowd from hanging a stranger. The officer responded to the call and found the stranger, but no mob. He took the man to the station house and called a physician and the patient was treated for delirium tremens. He saw first a mob that was after him then the jail became alive with serpents, large, small, slim, fat and medium. The case was bad, but responded to treatment.
70 years ago
Veterans are entitled to priority in the purchase of government surplus property needed by them to set themselves up in business and are also allowed special terms making such purchases easy, says Harry Becker, of Superior Cleaners, American Legion service officer for Carson City.
50 years ago
Elko police are convinced a local man is a legitimate official of the Ku Klux Klan who is attempting to organize a chapter in Elko. He said his goal is 200 members.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.