Old pages from August 24 to 26, 2022

Wednesday
145 years ago
A large bear trap was received at the EB Rail store last night for some of our hobby bear hunters.
140 years ago
Dorsey Noteware went to the pantry yesterday afternoon to get some grape jelly and, reaching out for a drink, stepped back a few feet to discover a large snake already in his possession. The reptile had wrapped itself around three of the glasses and having broken the paper lid of one of them was feasting on the stolen candies. His banquet was interrupted by a cudgel. Carmine was a garter snake and was two feet nine inches tall.
120 years ago
Signaled the train. At around midnight last night a westbound freight train under conductor Rogers was reported near the Comus siding, about eight miles east of Golconda by a man who gives the name of George H. Hadlow. While stopping his train, conductor Rogers discovered that Hadlow, who was dressed only in a cotton shirt and one shoe, had pulled a switch off the Comus switch and was continuing west in his near state. bare bearing switch (continued).
80 years ago
Constable AH Berning of Carlin, who was shot by a 15-year-old Indian boy who tried to flee with a stolen automobile, died in hospital this morning.
40 years ago
Pages of the Past, by Bill Dolan. 100 years ago. The state prison’s prehistoric footprints are really starting to catch the eye. The newspapers of the Atlantic States as of Europe seize the subject for a serious and scholarly discussion.
20 years ago
The rescue of a 10-year-old California girl in Hawthorne after she was allegedly abducted from her home in Riverside, California, was the Amber Alert’s latest success story.
Thursday
145 years ago
The Indian dance currently underway on Swift’s ranch will continue for five nights. Large numbers of whites of both sexes went last night to witness the peculiar gyrations of the noble red men and their wives. Some of the bravest, when asked what all the frenzy means, reply that “it’s none of the white people’s business”.
140 years ago
It’s time for the Carson Marching Band to get practicing so they can give us some great country music this fall.
120 years ago
(Train Flag, continued) As he seemed unable to comprehend intelligibly, he was placed in a covered wagon and brought to Winnemucca where a pair of unsuitable trousers were procured for him, and he was placed in the Bastille local. Today, he seems sufficiently rational and gives a particular account of his recent movements. He is a big, fat man and he is afflicted to a remarkable degree by the habit of stuttering. He says he never drank in his life (continued).
80 years ago
Alcoholism claimed the lives of 21 people in Nevada during the year 1940, the US Commerce Department’s Census Bureau reports today, putting the state’s death rate at 19 per 100,000 people.
40 years ago
The mother of a slain Jacks Valley teenager says she learned the identity of the alleged killer from the radio and the manner of death and the fact that her daughter had been sexually assaulted from the newspaper.
20 years ago
Salmon prices are falling.
Friday
145 years ago
The night before last there was a strong autumn wind. He blew up many alleys clean of his accumulated papers, piles of ashes and piles of dust. “The Melan” – but that will do for now.
140 years ago
Row at Empire. The usually quiet village of Empire gets pretty disreputable when it comes to street brawls and bar fights. On Wednesday, an old man named Laws was badly beaten by another he had been playing cards with all night. The sub-human in the fight is seriously injured and can lose his life.
120 years ago
(flagged the train, continued) and had never been in a saloon in his life until last night, when he had to go into a bar to get a piece of string to fortify his belt for a newly acquired pants. His promise never to enter a bar was made to his mother. He says he worked for a short time for a classification outfit near Carlin, but only his movements, hampered by his excess of avoirdupois (continued).
80 years ago
Before the United States and its allies are victorious in the war now raging in every region of the world, one in three Nevada men between the ages of 20 and 45 will be in the armed forces.
40 years ago
State general fund agencies have been ordered to prepare plans to cut this year’s budget by 15% to deal with the state’s worsening financial crisis, the Governor Robert List.
20 years ago
About 15 huge horses shivered and snorted in their trailers like thoroughbreds at the starting gate, and when the gates opened, they raced to freedom after three years near Pyramid Lake. The horses were kept by the BLM who feared starvation.
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