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Old 06-02-2020, 05:09 AM
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Mobile Daily Register 1897

Yesterday afternoon there was a lone flash of lightning and an accompanying clap of thunder, and then the rainstorm which was threatening blew over.
But the lightning had made a record for itself which will remain. It went into the photographing business without the aid of any apparatus except an object to be photographed and a piece of sugar candy for a receiving plate.

In the candy store of Mr. Tonsmeire on lower Dauphin street was the candy that the lightning chose to operate upon. The candy was of sugar and glucose, brown in color, and transparent. It lay on a slab on a table in the midst of the store. The article photographed was the wrapper of small American flags, then lying embedded in some melted candy on the floor of the store, in front of the table, but not in line of view of the candy on the table.

On the wrapper was an inscription in condensed gothic type, reading, " National Flags." This inscription, beginning with the fourth letter of the first word and part of the third letter, just so much of the lettering as was visible on the wrapper as it lay crumpled in the midst of the sticky stuff on the floor, was taken by the lightning and transferred to a piece of the candy on the table, not transferred simply, but embedded in it, beneath the surface the smallest fraction of an inch.

It was a perfect reproduction, and perfectly black, but inserted face front just as in the original, and not reverse as would be the order of the letters if anyone should attempt to transfer them by applying the wrapper to the surface of the candy.
Sylvester D. Fosdick brought the candy to this office last night for inspection.
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Old 06-12-2020, 05:04 AM
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Dodge City, Kan.--- A novelty in the hobo line was picked off the front end of a Santa Fe passenger train here by the police.
He was a Chinese tramp, dressed in American garb. The man said he has roamed this country for thirty years and is one of the few tramps of his nationality in the United States.
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