Diary 71-03: March, 1895 - preliminary transcript

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3/8 of a mile. B.W. Tim won by 60 feet -- time, 40 seconds -- Some scrub preliminary racing.

1895 -- County Boundaries Wrangle Thornton's Will -- County Boundaries!

Monday March 4

Clear & pleasant -- Assembly met at 10 AM, Senate at 11, as usual. Assembly held evening session on Washoe, Lyon, Ormsby and Storey Counties boundary bill -- to give the other counties each a slice of Washoe -- Big crowd of ladies, senators, State officers, etc, present -- I reported. A two hours wrangling session amounted to nothing Bed at 1 -- (This and all other county boundaries bills were subsequently defeated -)

Tuesday March 5

Same -- Bed at 12

Wednesday March 6

Same - Bed at 12

Nellie Henry Cireo-Comedy: "A Night at the Circus" 1895 -- University Cadet Corps Show -- Capt JC Morrill Dead

Thursday March 7

Same -- Evening I was at Opera House. "Jolly Nellie Henry in her Cireo-Comedy A Night at the Circus" -- crowded house and excellent entertainment -- Bed at 1 --

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Friday March 8

Same -- Bed 12 --

Saturday March 9

Same -- Evening at the Opera House -- University Cadet Corps, of young men in general variety show. Drill good and acrobatic interlude especially good, all the rest, plays, etc not much good. Show not as good as that given by the Young Lady Cadets from same institution, at Virginia, Jan 19th. Had a fair house -- not crowded at all -- Bed at 1 --

Sunday March 10

Cloudy, blustering and cooler - Sent letter to wife -- Bed at 12 --

1895 -- Night Sessions -- Wife -- Kinzle Charley Laughton Dead

Monday March 11

Cooler, blustery and dusty -- Assembly at 10 AM, Senate at 11 -- Short noon recess -- I got none -- Assembly held five minutes evening session -- Wrote a letter to wife & one to Kinzle and bed at 12 --

Tuesday March 12

PM cloudy -- Light snow squalls about 6 PM. Senate held an evening session. I reported -- Bed 12 -- clear & cold --

Wednesday March 13

Stormy -- PM a few light hail and snow storms whitened the ground. Both

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Houses ran evening sessions -- [Ass?] at 7, Senate 7:30 -- Both through at 9:30 -- Bed at 12 -- clear & cold -- Charley E Laughton died at Tacoma, Washington State, this evening.

"Fritz in a Mad House " -- Journal $20 -- 1895 Evening Sessions -- 17th Session Closes Big Mint Shortage -- Postoffice Trouble St Patrick's Day

Thursday March 14

Variable -- snow all melted off as soon as sun got at it. Both Houses held evening session. I reported. Bed 12.

Friday March 15

Clear, cold & pleasant -- Both Houses evening session -- Bed at 1 -- Through at 10. I went to Opera House -- Play was "Fritz in a Mad House," by JK Emmett, son of old Joe Emmett deceased. Nothing like his father -- Not very good play or first-rate company. Fair house -- Rec'd $20 from Journal today -- Bed 1 --

Saturday March 16

Clear & pleasant -- Last day of the session, and the hardest & liveliest for the reporters -- The gavel fell at 12 in both Houses, and the 17th Session of the Nevada Legislature ended -- I was about town awhile -- Bed at 1:30 --

Sunday Mach 17

St Patrick's Day -- cloudy & cool with light snow squalls toward evening --

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Sent down my closing report of legislature -- Bed at 11-- Most of the members left by morning & evening trains -- For Mint and Post office troubles see opposite page.

Approved Bills -- "Capitol Notes" -- Wife Journal -- The Mint Shortage -- A Fearfully Windy Night.

Monday March 18

Clear & pleasant -- PM I worked at getting up a list of the acts or bills approved by the Governor -- of this session -- and sent it to Journal this evening -- 84 of them -- Bed at 12:30

Tuesday March 19

Clear & pleasant -- Same -- Bed 12 --

Wednesday March 20

Stormy & bad -- Very windy & dusty in the morning, succeeded by snowsqualls that laid the dust some, PM wrote "Capitol Notes" & sent to Journal -- Bed at 12 --

Thursday March 21

Stormy -- blustering -- PM & evening rainy -- Wrote letter to wife, and one to Journal on Mint trouble -- Bed at 12 -- A furiously windy night -- Fearfully so. For Tony Kramer's misfortune see opposite page, also for "Up and Down Street."

Big Comstock Zephyr -- Mint Shortage -- 1895 "Capitol Notes" -- "Up and Down Street" Writing up this Journal

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Friday March 22

Very blustering -- Passengers from Va say it was a terrible wind up there last night, nearly equal to that of January 3d -- The Mint shortage all the talk -- Bed at 12 --

Saturday March 23

Clear & pleasant -- PM I wrote & sent "Capitol Notes" for Journal. Also wrote an item -- "Up and Down Street" -- & put it in Evening Tribune, giving the grade or fall of the main street -- Carson st - throughout the town. (It can be seen [pasted?] on 2nd leaf back from this) Bed at 12:30 --

Sunday March 24

Clear & pleasant -- PM and evening at Cutting's office writing & fixing up this Journal to date -- Got letter from Kinzle -- Nevada City, Cal -- Bed 12 --

1895 -- Capt Constant -- Aunt Lucy's Death State Prison Commissary -- Aunt Lucy A Batterman Dead Wife's letter -- My Journal Written up to date -Mint Shortage

Monday March 25

Variable, but warm and pleasant -- I see by newspapers that Aunt Lucy A Batterman died at Oakland last Saturday -- PM & evening I was at Cutting's room, writing up this Journal -- Bed at 12.

Tuesday March 26

The same -- Completed writing up my Journal in this new book this PM and evening, to date. Have been keeping it jotted along in my reporters

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