THE HISTORY of amateur journalism in Nevada is brief. The Silver Plume, the first amateur paper to be issued in the State was started early in 1877 at Eureka. Its editors were Wesley Kellogg and E. D. Vanderleith. Later the same year, in Virginia City, Warwick and Passmore began the publication of the Virginia Bee. After this the State seems to have had no amateur journals until recent years, when, in Virginia City, Leo S. Levy sent out the Sagebrush and Ben Rotholtz the Amateur Nevadan from Reno. In Ely, D. M. McDonald issued the Amateur Outlook.