Old pages from November 12 to 15, 2022

Saturday

150 years ago

An industrial building (V&T Engine House): This vast railway building must cover an area 432 feet long by 180 feet wide. Five distinct and richly furnished departments, namely: a round house, a repair shop, a machine shop, an automobile factory and a foundry. The building will be located north of the new freight depot and will run east to west. Prepared stone from the state prison is already being transported to the site, with the land being surveyed and work to begin thereafter. “The brief but comprehensive words of Colonel Abe Curry, the shrewd and dynamic contractor of the works, serve to sum up the story: ‘It’s going to be a great thing, sir.'”

135 years ago

A miner’s remedy: typhoid fever is quickly cured: “Wrap the patient in two blankets soaked in strong mugwort tea and the fever will be entirely eliminated.”

120 years ago

‘Just a suggestion?’ Drunk horses tore through Carson Street at breakneck speed with horribly sober men aboard. The horses ended up in a saloon and waited many overtime hours outside the rider’s waiting area. The appeal suggests to law enforcement officers that in the future, when a drunken horse sprints down the street, the horse be arrested and placed in the nearest stable until it becomes sober. The life of the average citizen demands that of the protectors of the law of an incorporated city.

100 years ago

Bazaar for Sagebrush Thimble Club of Woodcraft will be hosting a bazaar and card game at Eagles’ Hall. There will be all kinds of fancy works for sale and the pie dinner will be served at 50 cents a plate. The rest of the evening will be devoted to cards and free entertainment.

70 years ago

Chosen Winner: CA Hansen of Carson City was declared the winner of the tally contest sponsored by Jack’s Electrical Appliance Shop. He received a new sewing machine for its precision and speed.

30 years ago

Candy Slots: Rochelle Mezzano has opened a new business called Candy Slots of Nevada. These machines dispense candy M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, Runts, and Spree for 25 cents with Monster, Gypsy, and Robot covers that are rotated monthly. There are currently 16 machines located in Reno, Sparks, Carson and Lake Tahoe.

Sunday

150 years ago

Passed Through: An emigrant wagon containing a “large family” of “little children” from Inyo County, California en route to Oregon passed through Carson. The head of the family claimed to be a man from Greeley. (Greeley ran against Grant in the presidential election).

140 years ago

Country Lies For Sale: A huge batch of hand-sewn, copper-riveted country lies made from the finest seasoned material will be sold at low prices in this office. These lies will withstand the mailing process and justify boosting a candidate’s political support from four to nine hundred. Also, a small batch of snake and duck stories suitable for small country weeklies. Apply to call.

130 years ago

All kinds: The report that the ‘Central Silver Committee’ cart filled a spray cart with red paint to wet the streets is denied.

Indians continue to pour in from the hills laden with pine nuts. The Paiutes have had a bountiful harvest and are preparing a large supply for a harsh winter.

100 years ago

Tonopah: Former miners are coming back to the camp and the company pensions that were open during the labor unrest are being closed. The great divide is seen as a great comeback and the recent strike in Halifax has not added a bit to the prosperity.

70 years ago

Phreatophytes (defined as water robbers): In the West, these plants are willows, cottonwoods, aspens, and alders that grow wild and cover 16 million acres. They release large amounts of water into the air, consuming an amount equal to approximately 75% of the total storage capacity of Lake Mead at Hoover Dam. Thomas W. Robinson suggested that cultivated plants such as alfalfa replace uncultivated phreatophytes.

30 years ago

Interest rate boom: Credit card companies have launched a war on interest rate perks. This could be a boom for consumers, but the right choices must be made such as interest rate, annual fee, grace period and benefits.

Monday

150 years ago

School Affairs: HH Howe was hired as principal of the new school. Administrators of School District No. 1 selected the following female teachers, as assistants, from among the number of candidates applying for the respective positions. Miss Mary Torreyson, Miss Mina Shear and Miss Adams, at salary of $100 per month. One hundred seats and desks are put in place as quickly as possible. The order being transmitted to the East because there were none for sale on the Coast. It will be one of the first, if not the best, schools in the state.

140 years ago

The Chartz Case: Alf Chartz’s plea for clemency was being heard as the appeal went to press. General Clarke had given an excellent demonstration for Chartz and introduced new evidence. His release seems quite likely (The Chartz House is on Nevada and Spear Street.)

130 years ago

Born: in Carson City of the wife of Ed Burlington, a son.

100 years ago

For the War Heroes of Elko: All who gathered outside the courthouse for the dedication of the monument will remember Armistice Day 1922. A lasting tribute to the boys of Elko County who are “gone west” in the great struggle that ended four years ago.

70 years ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theatre, ‘Bal Tabarin’, with Muriel Lawrence and William Ching. Drama and music — See the French Can-Can dancers. Special 2 reels and cartoons.

30 years ago

Soroptimists honor a student: Kathleen Prudic has been named Girl of the Month for November by the Soroptimist of Carson City. Among her awards and honors are Nevada Girls State, National Honor Society, Carson High School Honor Student, Outstanding Science and English Student in 9th grade…

Tuesday

150 years ago

The Empire Ball: Buggies and rockaways, and conveyances of all kinds were in demand to transport people to the ball held at Richey & Williamson’s Hall, Empire. Carson’s dance enthusiasts were present. The night was a beautiful starry night and pleasant for driving.

140 years ago

Advertisement: “School supplies (part): I just received a full assortment of school supplies and textbooks, consisting of wire-bound, silent slates and books; pencils, sponges, school mates, ticklers, notepads , composition and copy books, rulers, pens, pencils, ink, pens, media and paper… which parents, guardians, teachers and students should inspect before buying outfits for the next term of public schools of Carson, Empire and Vicinity Newspaper Depot, Opposite Post Office, Carson.

130 years ago

Legislature: The next session of the legislature will be hot. There is much to do that has not been done and much more to undo that has already been done.

100 years ago

Fight against tuberculosis: California Physicians Laboratories, Incorporated was created in Carson City to fight against tuberculosis using a serum obtained from turtles. Dr. Martini Damourette, the eminent French scientist and discoverer of the serum established that turtles are immune to all human diseases and discovered a serum extracted from turtles which produces favorable results when used on tuberculosis patients.

70 years ago

Sunny Acres: The Women’s Society of Christian Services met at Sunny Acres (the Nevada Children’s Home.) Johnny Lindsey was in charge. Plans were discussed for a visit by members of the Methodist Youth Fellowship and for a White Christmas on Dec. 21 with church gifts sent to Seward Sanatorium in Alaska. Refreshments were served by Mesdames Linda Luhrs, Linda Van der Smissen and Dorothy Hahn.

30 years ago

Photo caption: The Carson Brewing Co. had been closed for 12 years at the time of the photo in 1960. But the stone walls soon housed another tradition in Carson City: the Nevada Appeal, the state’s oldest daily newspaper . The Appeal moved to the brewery from its tiny Second Street quarters in 1951 and remained there until 1977…

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

Calvin W. Soper