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Old 01-01-2023, 06:45 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) April 29, 1886 Pg1

GOES MAD BY PROXY

New York. April 25--- A curious case has been developed at Matteawan, N.J. About six weeks ago Nellie Smith, of that village, was bitten by a dog.
Dr. A.J. Jackson treated her with apparent success. The girl has a 16-year-old brother Thomas, who took her case very much at heart.
The stories about hydrophobia which had been circulated gave him a great deal of anxiety. On last Thursday night he was taken suddenly ill. He became extremely violent, requiring 2 and often 3 men to hold him, and barked like a dog.
No one knew whether he was bitten by a dog or not. Dr. Jackson says that he hardly knows what to think about the case. If he knew that the boy had been bitten by a dog he should certainly consider it a case of hydrophobia.
As it is it may be nervous hysteria brought on by worry about his sister Nellie. The little girl is doing well under her treatment.




Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) 1886

A LUDICROUS SCENE

St. Louis, Mo., Mar. 8--- A ludicrous but exciting scene occurred last evening at the relay depot at East St. Louis.
It was reported that the outgoing Louisville and Nashville passenger train due at 7:35 had a number of crooks onboard, and the police decided to capture them, and when the train arrived they entered the cars with drawn revolvers.
A passenger saw them and yelled, " Train robbers! " and a general stampede ensued. The majority of the passengers escaped from the train while the policemen were emptying their revolvers over their heads.
One gentleman was captured after a stern chase, and proved to be a railroad director, who explained his running by saying he had quite a sum of money on his person. Only one man was arrested, and he was locked up because he could not satisfactorily identify himself.



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Old 01-01-2023, 10:12 AM
 
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The Tupelo Journal (Tupelo, Miss.) Sept. 5, 1902 Pg2

Mrs. Kimball, a Kansas woman, is dead from " lumpy jaw," caught from cattle, and Mr. Cochrane, of the Platt (Kan.) Republican is in a hospital at that place suffering from the same disease, contracted by lying down in a pasture where diseased cattle grazed. Another man caught it by chewing straw.


John Reit, a farmer living near Lewiston, Mont., shot and killed one man and fatally wounded another, his neighbors, who were preparing to tar and feather him.





Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) March 18, 1886 Pg1

BULL IN A SCHOOL YARD

Cincinnati, Mar. 11--- An excited bull, escaping from a drove, rushed in the yard of the Second District school, where there were 200 children out for the noon recess. A number of children were knocked about but only one little boy was injured.




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Old 01-01-2023, 04:13 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) March 4, 1886 Pg1

STRANGE CELESTIAL SIGHT

Cold Springs, Ind., Feb. 24--- Last night between 7 and 8 o'clock a ball of fire was seen about 30 feet in the air above the house of Mrs. Mina Meyers, at Cold Springs Station, and remained there for more than half an hour, swinging to and fro as though some one was swinging it about, with sparks dropping 3 or 4 feet before they disappeared.

Several prominent citizens of this place were eye-witnesses to the strange sight. Mr. Fred Homan, postmaster of this place, says he saw the light or spirit or whatever you might call it start a distance a mile away, come right to the spot where the others saw it, and there dance around for several minutes and fall at the side of the house to the ground.

The house over which this strange sight appeared was formerly owned by a widow. She married William Whalen in 1875. He was at the time line repairer for the Western Union Telegraph Company. Whalen was killed half a mile west of here by a freight train.
Some of the people here are so superstitious as to think Whalen's death has something to do with the strange light.




The Wrangell Sentinel (Wrangell, Alaska) June 3, 1909 Pg6

NOT STARTLING

" Did you hear of the kidnapping case on our block ? "

" Good heavens, no : Who was it ? "

" Mrs. Bigsby, she missed her little boy, and when she went to hunt for him found the kid napping in his crib."
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Old 01-02-2023, 06:16 AM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) 1886

ITS HEAD IN ITS STOMACH

Villa Rica, Ga., Feb. 21--- Mr. B.J. Garrison brought to town yesterday a calf's head taken from its own stomach.
The calf when born was perfectly formed except a head. Where the neck should have been, an ear appeared. Some one suggested that the head might be inside, and upon cutting the calf open the head was found there.




Eaton Democrat 1886

A MISER'S MISERABLE DEATH

Norristown, Pa., Feb. 21--- Henry Johnson, a bachelor and hermit, about 50 years of age, living in East Perkiomen, this county, died yesterday leaving considerable real estate and money.
Johnson was so miserly that he would not allow himself the necessary comforts of life. During the recent cold weather his feet were so badly frozen that the soles of them became mortified and fell off. Other portions of his body were also badly frozen.
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Old 01-02-2023, 10:06 AM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Jan. 28, 1886 Pg1


SEVEN RAVING MANIACS

St. Louis, Jan. 24--- Seven brothers, all raving maniacs, en route for the Jacksonville, Ill., asylum, passed through this city yesterday.
The commissioner in charge of the lunatics states that prior to the war, a wealthy farmer by the name of Anson Arnold settled in Hickory County, Missouri, with a large family.

The acquirement of money seemed to be their highest aim in life, and the whole family of seven sons and five daughters deprived themselves of the necessities of life in order to gain it.

About three years ago a stranger visited their home, and after convincing them that they could in a short time largely increase their wealth, induced them to invest all their money in what proved to be a mythical silver mine in Nevada.

After months of anxiety they learned that they had been swindled, and all seven of the brothers, upon receipt of the news, immediately became afflicted with a violent form of insanity, which is the cause of their present trip to Jacksonville.



Eaton Democrat Jan. 28, 1886 Pg1

BURNED TO DEATH IN A FIT

Hawkinsville, Ga., Jan. 24.--- A neighbor who called in to see Mrs. Johnson, wife of Dr. Johnson, found her lying on the floor dead, her head resting on a pile of ashes in the fireplace, her nose and hair burned off, eyes burned out, and clothing burned off. It is supposed she fell in the fire during a fit.





Eaton Democrat Jan. 28, 1886 Pg1

A school teacher in the suburbs of Boston recently punished a pupil for telling a lie by putting Cayenne pepper on his tongue.
Two weeks later he died of diphtheria. The friends of the boy naturally claimed it to be a result of the punishment. An investigation satisfied the school committee that it was nothing but a coincidence, but they passed a vote disapproving of this mode of punishment.
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Old 01-02-2023, 04:50 PM
 
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Birmingham Age- Herald (Alabama) July 3, 1894 Pg2

HOTTEST EVER KNOWN

New Orleans, July 2.--- Yesterday was the hottest day New Orleans has ever seen, the mercury registering 99 in the shade and 115 in the sun.
From adjacent towns come reports that the mercury registered 104 in the shade. Five persons are dead and a number prostrated.
The baseball game had to be stopped on account of the excessive heat, and some players had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. A number of animals had been killed. The suffering has been intense for several days, and deaths have been more frequent than ever before.




Apache Drum Beat (San Carlos Reservation, Arizona) Nov. 1, 1962 Pg6

Judge Joseph Dullis reports that there were some 200 juvenile cases in four months this summer. Gas and lighter fluid sniffing has stopped since school started.




The Nome Nugget (Nome, Alaska) Nov. 15, 1919 Pg2

A party of picnickers at Big Bend, five miles below Whitehorse, found a coffin containing the body of a young man sticking out of the embankment on the river. Who the man is and when he was buried is unknown by the old timers.
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Old 01-03-2023, 05:54 AM
 
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Macon Beacon (Macon, Miss.) Dec. 22, 1922 Pg4

MYSTERIOUS SNAKE

For several weeks steers and cows were found dead on a ranch in Tamaulipas, with their tongues very badly mangled, and at other times cut off.
The owner could not make out what kind of an animal was doing this mischievous work, till one day, while riding through the brush he saw a cow which was turning all kinds of somersaults, as if it were crazy.

After a few minutes she fell down dead, there being no reason for this wild behavior. When the man came close, and while looking at it, a very thin snake began to come out of the cow's nostril, the man killing it before it could crawl away.

When he examined the cow's mouth he noticed that the tongue was eaten and almost cut off by the snake, which had crawled up her nose where it could work at ease while the cow was driven mad before finally choking to death on the blood from the wound.




Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) 1886

TWO YOUNG LADIES ROBBED OF THEIR HAIR

Detroit, Jan. 17--- The Tribune's East Saginaw Special gives an account of a strange robbery that occurred at that place last night. Two daughters of Henry P. Foulger awoke to find that during their sleep someone had entered their room and cut off their long hair. Nothing else was taken.




The Central Nevadan (Battle Mountain, Nev.) Jan. 30, 1885 Pg2

A RAT AS BIG AS A POSSUM

Last Thursday Ephraim Rountree took to Jonesboro a huge rat which he had killed at his place. The rat was the largest ever seen in those parts, and measured over 20 inches in length.

Something had been killing Mr. Rountree's chickens for some time, and he knew not what it was. On Thursday morning he discovered that his chickens were being disturbed and hastened to their rescue, when, coming up to them, he saw the rat with a grown pullet, making havoc with it. The rat had the pullet by the neck, and was choking it to death.
Rountree got his shotgun and killed the rat and brought it to town. It was the largest rat we have ever seen.
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Old 01-03-2023, 09:23 AM
 
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The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) 1885 Pg1

CAME TO LIFE AGAIN

Chattanooga, Dec. 22--- A singular case of suspended animation comes from Overton.
Miss May McDonald, 18 years old, was taken ill about three weeks ago. On the 10th she appeared to breath her last, and was shrouded for burial.
The coffin was procured the second day after her supposed death, when to the surprise of all, she arose and asked for an apple. She ate with much relish and afterwards drank some water. The following day Miss McDonald sunk into a stupor and remained so until Monday, when she died and was buried.




The Eaton Democrat 1886

A MOCK TURTLE CHILD

Americus, Ga., Jan. 31.--- In Webster County lives a man, who has a daughter, aged 23, strangely deformed.
Her head and body are well developed, but her arms and legs are short like a turtle's floppers. She is 26 inches in height when standing. Large sums of money have been offered to the father by showmen, but all have been declined.



Eaton Democrat 1886

DRANK HIS WIFE'S BLOOD

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Old 01-03-2023, 04:23 PM
 
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COW CHEWING ON A PYTHON

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Eaton Democrat Dec. 17, 1885 Pg1

A well-known scientist says the feeling one gets while standing on a high mountain or on the edge of a deep abyss is to fly.
Instances are noted where persons, unable to resist this impulse, have cast themselves headlong into dark, yawning chasms, in the belief that they would reach the bottom safely.




Two stories from the Eaton Democrat: " DEMONS' WORK " and " FEAR KILLED HIM "

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Old 01-04-2023, 05:53 AM
 
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Eaton Democrat Jan. 7, 1886 Pg1

DANCED HIMSELF TO DEATH

Way Cross, Ga., Dec. 29--- Edward Brown, in Clinch County, danced himself to death Christmas night. Beginning at 8 o'clock in the evening, he danced in every set until 5 o'clock the next morning, when he was carried off the floor in a debilitated condition. He died from the effects yesterday.'



Dickson County Herald (Dickson, Tenn.) Jan. 9, 1914 Pg1

HOG BIG AS A COW

Our townsman, G.C. Redden last Monday bought from Ed Leeman of near Tennessee City, a hog which weighed 700 pounds dressed, which no doubt is the larges hog ever brought to Dickson. The price paid for the hog was $63.




Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Dec. 17, 1885 Pg1

A SHOWER OF FISH

Portland, Me., Dec. 10--- During last night there was a shower of fish at Cumberland, and this morning for a radius of a mile or more small fish were found in abundance.
They are about an inch long, and have the appearance of young smelts. It is supposed that they were taken from the bay in a water-spout, the wind being very high last night.
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