The Text Content on Page 1 of Nevada State Journal , October 10, 1926 is:

A man who te cuse a man by or derous and net aWw Wj really toe far dew the ecale ef intelligence to id I nave clean said font en my my my t shall on Coj Big rattlesnakes which for years have sunned their patterned backs on the rocks in at least three known dens in the of Reno ore gone this To where why and when the snakes left their ancestral homes no one knows although many hunters and fishermen have noted their absence At the point known as the Black Nipple in Dog valley a mile and a half from the Dog ley summit a large rattlesnake family made its home for years They are gone On the bluff on the south aide of the Truckee river above the at hig rock or rattlers grew to a length of rive six teet and reared at their progeny in turbed surroundings These too have disappeared Near Mystic tn a point of note adjoining Hole in the river where were accustomed to be alert for the buzz of the rattlers there were no warning signs tills season Some attribute the lack of snakes to the dynamiting tions carried on while the Truckee River highway was being built which might serve to cause the rattlers to flee the unseen enemy which rocked their home The more plausible theory ever advanced HP Jack Bell Verdi naturalist tt that the parent migration of the snakes due to the shortage of food points out that the ure of creeks daring the part dry has dried up the green and driven out the and young rabbits on which the big diamond