Old pages from August 10 to 12, 2022

Daun Bohall Collection / Nevada State Museum

Wednesday
145 years ago
Hub Parker, the energetic and enthusiastic fish commissioner, stocks Lake Washoe with eastern catfish. It is a very rich and savory fish, and the mouths of Isaac Walton’s followers at Carson are now watering in anticipation of the many good fish dinners they will have.
140 years ago
State prison tracks. Last Monday evening, Dr. HW Harkness gave a very scholarly lecture to the San Francisco Academy of Sciences on the sandstone tracks of Nevada State Prison.
120 years ago
The Carson Wheelmen will host a special in Reno on Sunday to watch the relay race between Garden City and Reno Wheelmen. Round trip fare is $1.25. Train departs Carson at 8:30 a.m., returns at 6 p.m.
80 years ago
Ormsby County’s largest enrollees of military-age men to be selected to fill a current war quota left for the Induction Center at Salt Lake City, Utah, yesterday afternoon. The instructions, however, prohibit newspapers from giving the number of selected candidates for induction.
40 years ago
The Elections office at the courthouse will keep late hours this week for people who want to register to vote.
20 years ago
A suspected kidnapper got more than he bargained for on Tuesday when he attempted to abduct an 11-year-old girl from Carson City, who escaped after punching him in the face.
Thursday
145 years ago
More fun to come. The Forepaugh Circus is coming. For the countries with many families of children, we express our warmest sympathy.
140 years ago
A curiosity. A few days ago, a hair snake was pulled from a small sink pipe in Vierra’s hair salon. The snake the size of a horse. The hair was broken into several parts and then placed in a bottle of water. The fragments are still alive and moving through the water with considerable energy.
120 years ago
Searchlight, Nevada, near the Colorado River, is a relatively new camp that has been getting a lot of attention lately. It’s a gold card, and the ore is ground for free. Water can be had at the 300 foot level. Eighteen companies are now established there.
80 years ago
The Nevadans’ “annual reunion” – the 21st – will be held in Mosswood Park, Oakland, on August 23, 1942. Former Nevadans and Nevadans are encouraged to show up at the park early and stay all day, meet and visit to some friends.
40 years ago
The wife and sister of a man serving a life sentence in Nevada State Prison for second-degree murder in the death of his two-year-old stepson were jailed at Nevada State Prison on Saturday. Carson City for introducing a controlled substance to an inmate. .
20 years ago
Thanks to a generous donation from a Carson City woman, the Sheriff’s Department’s K9 Division has just grown by a puppy. Hand cool Joe Luke – or just Luke for short – an 18 month old black Labrador from England is the newest addition.
Friday
145 years ago
The total number of inmates at Nevada State Prison is currently 138, and four American prisoners (the Big Muddy Indian Reservation murderers), awaiting trial. There are 21 Chinese prisoners; all the others are white men. Storey County contributed 20 of the total number. There are 15 people who are incarcerated for life, and the number that will be released this year is 11. Prisoners write about 75 letters a week, and the library contains 600 volumes.
140 years ago
Ex-con on the rampage. Yesterday afternoon, Thomas Beasly, who was pardoned from state prison last April, was arrested for using the most foul language in vocabulary to a guard at Main Street State Prison. He went to trial last night, and after being given more leeway than he would be allowed, Judge Cary fined him $30. When the sentence was handed down, he remarked that he didn’t care about the court and was fined an additional $10. He repeated the remark and the fine was increased to $50. At this point, he paused to attack the district attorney, but Officers Stern and Corbett attached themselves to the belligerent and took him to jail.
120 years ago
One of the Fricke children who was injured by the gunpowder explosion at Sheridan died of burns.
80 years ago
District Judge Harry M. Watson in Ely yesterday set Friday August 28 as the date for the execution of Jack Kramer, who shot Ms Frances Jones on a street in Ely one night 18 months ago.
40 years ago
The Air Force has entered into a contract to study and test the so-called “deep base” plan for the MX missile system in southern Nevada.
20 years ago
Fearing punishment for receiving a hickey from a boy, an 11-year-old girl from Carson City lied when she said a man tried to abduct her and bite her neck, the city has heard. police Wednesday.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

Calvin W. Soper