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Old 01-04-2023, 09:26 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Nov. 19, 1885 Pg1

New York County, Pa.--- While Emory Strasbaugh, age 14, was getting chestnuts at his home near Mount Zion, a large eagle swooped down and, catching the lad by the clothes, tried to carry him off.
The boy weighs about 100 pounds and could not be moved from the ground.
He fought the eagle off without being injured in the least, and when the bird loosened its hold it seized a large turkey in its claws and sailed off with it to the woods.




The Avalanch (McCarthy, Alaska) Sept. 2, 1916 Pg2

John Baltuff, the Nizina ferryman, has found the skulls of seven men on the bars of the river this summer. These are a few of those who have lost their lives in attempting to ford the river in the last five years. A bridge across the Nizina would have saved their lives.




Land Spirits

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Old 01-04-2023, 03:45 PM
 
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The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Dec. 17, 1885 Pg1

MURDERED AND MADE INTO PUDDINGS

Rome, Dec. 10--- The trial commenced here today of a butcher named Tozzi and his wife, son and daughter, who were charged with the murder of Mr. Poggi, also a butcher.
The motives for the crime were trade jealousy and family disputes.

Poggi was entrapped into Tozzi's cellar, where the murder was committed. The body of the victim was cut into pieces, and the remains were scattered in the woods. The blood was boiled into black puddings which were sold in Tozzi's shop.
The son made a confession today. He narrated the story in court with a cool-blooded cynicism which provoked a howl of fury. The audience yelled " Away with him to the scaffold."
In reply the murderer tauntingly screamed, " Here I am, tear me to pieces."




A Mystery Of 1909
Otago's Light Sensation

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The Brunswick Times (Brunswick, Ga.) April 25, 1889 Pg1

MESMERIZED AND DIED

Cozaddale, Ohio, Apr. 24--- Presley Morris, living near Goshen, Ohio, died very suddenly. Not long ago he permitted himself to be mesmerized, and while in this state, a pin was thrust through his hand. Blood poison set in, causing his death. He was about 22 years of age.
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Old 01-05-2023, 06:53 AM
 
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The Western Sentinel (Winston-Salem, N.C.) July 14, 1887 Pg1

A cave has been discovered near Cookeville, Tenn., in which the ghastly find of 60 human skeletons has been made.
It is supposed that in the old days of stock travel between Kentucky, South Carolina and Georgia, thugs, who had here their home, waylaid the stockmen when returning with their money and murdered them and dumped them in the cave.




The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Oct. 29, 1885 Pg1

TALE OF A HUSBAND, WIFE AND HAWK

Aiken, S.C., Oct. 21--- An immense hawk flew into the yard of Mr. Robert Brodie yesterday, and while struggling with a fowl on the ground was seized by the wings by Mr. Brodie.
The hawk let go of its prey and sunk its talons into the legs of Mr. Brodie. While this fierce battle was going on, Mrs. Brodie came to the rescue and chopped off the hawk's head with a hatchet.




The Eaton Democrat August 27, 1885 Pg1

FATAL FREAK OF LIGHTNING

Williamantic, Mass., Aug. 20--- Yesterday afternoon a flash of lightning entered the chimney of the house of Walter Sears, crossed the room and killed two children, ages 2 and 5. Their mother, near them, was knocked unconscious.
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Old 01-05-2023, 09:16 AM
 
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Paducah Evening Sun (Kentucky) May 17, 1906 Pg1

GIRL LOSES SPEECH AS RESULT OF EARTHQUAKE

St. Louis, May 17--- Miss Josephine Dirksmeyer, of San Francisco, who registered at the Terminal Hotel yesterday, cannot speak above a whisper. Her loss of speech she attributes to her frightful experiences during the San Francisco earthquake and fires.




Eaton Democrat Dec. 3, 1885 Pg1

A BOY'S HORRIBLE FATE

Kankakee, Ill., Nov. 27--- A boy aged 14 years, named Snyder, living near Cabery, was killed and eaten by hogs Wednesday while sleeping on a straw stack near his father's house.




The Monticellonian (Monticello, Ark.) Oct. 12, 1894 Pg1

BITTEN BY A MAD DOG

Tom Wyrick, of Union Township, Hot Springs, Colorado, was bitten by a mad dog afflicted with rabies. He had a madstone applied to the wound.




The Frontiersman (Palmer, Alaska) Jan. 10, 1963 Pg2

STRANGE THINGS

The anthropologist tells us all life originated in the waters of the seas. How about the whale ?
We are told he was once a land animal, was hairy and had four legs. Proof of it is found in the whale's tail, where a few tiny hidden bones resemble legs.
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Old 01-05-2023, 01:52 PM
 
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What Did The Ancients See ?

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The Patriot (Indiana, Pa.) August 15, 1914 Pg1

MAN DEAD FOR 22 YEARS PREDICTED WAR FOR THIS YEAR

Towanda, Pa., Aug. 12--- While looking over books belonging to the family, George Fletcher, of Gillett, near here, found an old Bible in the handwriting of his father, William Fletcher, a prophecy which says in part: " In the year 1914 there will be wars in every corner of the earth."
William Fletcher, who wrote the prophecy, was a great Bible student and a learned man. He based his prophecy on calculations made from the study of the Bible. He has been dead almost 22 years. Many other prophecies have just been discovered in the Bible, yellow with age.




The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Nov. 5, 1885 Pg1

WORMS DEVOUR A BRIDGE

Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 28--- About 150 feet of the bridge of the Pleasantville & Atlantic City Turnpike Company fell yesterday afternoon while about 50 people were on it. Many of them were thrown into the water, fortunately none were drowned. The cause of the accident was the eating of the piling by worms until it was honeycombed.
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Old 01-06-2023, 07:05 AM
 
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The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Dec. 24, 1885 Pg1

WHY HE DWINDLED

A farmer Carries A Frog In His Stomach For 3 Years

Parkersburg, W. Va., Dec. 20--- A strange story, well authenticated, comes from Lost Creek, Calhoun County.
There in that neighborhood, lives a respectable farmer named Joseph Dountain, who should now be in the prime of vigorous manhood.

About 3 years ago Mr. Dountain began to complain of pains in the stomach, accompanied at times with peculiar twitchings and jerkings of that organ. These pangs were not constant, but were worse at times when Dountain happened to go longer than usual without drinking water, of which he swallowed immense quantities.

When he happened to have been at a distance from springs or streams at work, and was not able to get a drink for several hours, the pains and twitchings of his stomach almost threw him into convulsions. His physical condition became almost a wreck. From a powerful man of 200 pounds he dwindled down to 105 pounds and his only pleasure was drinking plenty of water.

A few days ago he came to the conclusion that there was something living in his stomach and consulted a physician. The doctor gave him a powerful emetic that caused Dountain to throw up. When he did, a 13 ounce frog came out that lived for only a few minutes.
He now keeps the frog in a jar of alcohol to show curious visitors of his strange tenant.




The Placer Herald (Auburn, Ca.) Jan. 7, 1874 Pg1

A dandy asked a barber's boy if he had ever shaved a monkey.
" No, Sir," answered the lad.
" But if you'll take a seat I'll try."



Pliny's UFO

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Old 01-06-2023, 10:32 AM
 
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Wide Awake (Birmingham, Alabama) Jan. 24, 1900 Pg2

PAUL JONES' BONES

The proposition to remove Commodore John Paul Jones' bones from Paris and bury them in Arlington Cemetery in Washington, will probably receive the sanction of congress if all doubt can be removed as to the complete identification of the grave of the naval hero, which has been so long neglected that it had really been forgotten.




Jessen's Weekly (Fairbanks, Alaska) Jul. 5, 1956 Pg2

YOUNGSTER BURNED BY CHERRY BOMB

Tommy Younkins, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Younkins, is the season's first victim of exploding fireworks. Tommy was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital on Sunday after a homemade " cherry bomb " exploded and burned his hands.
He was treated at the hospital and released. His burns were not serious.





Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) Oct. 22, 1885 Pg1

A CHILD'S AWFUL FATE

Montreal, Oct. 16--- Yesterday morning, as the wife of Jean Baptiste Romilly, a farmer in St. Vincent DePaul, a village about 10 miles from Montreal, was feeding her fowls, while her child, 2 years old, was playing around, a large bald eagle suddenly swooped down and carried the little one off in its talons.

The child screamed and extended its arms to its mother, but she was powerless to render assistance. The screams of the child attracted the neighbors, who, with shotguns, pursued the eagle.

The bird was seen with its prey to land on the roof of a barn a mile away. Lifting up its head, with one powerful stroke, it drove its beak into the child's head and then began its horrid feast. As the neighbors approached firing their guns to frighten it, the eagle took flight leaving the child behind.
When the body was recovered life was extinct. The skull was split in two and a part had been devoured.
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Old 01-06-2023, 04:16 PM
 
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The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) July 30, 1885 Pg1

KILLED A GREAT SNAKE WITH DYNAMITE

Elkhart, Ind., July 25--- For a number of years past, an occasional glimpse of a snake of enormous proportions in the vicinity of a marsh 3 miles south of this city has been the cause of much terror among young and old. Numerous plans have been made to capture him, only to meet with failure.

Yesterday it added to its many previous depredations by killing a cow belonging to William Hueneryeager, a wagon-maker of this place. A band was at once organized, who tracked him to his lair, where he burrowed in the ground. Numerous efforts were made to entice him by using tempting bait, but he would not come.

Finally a dynamite cartridge was thrown into the hole and the snake was blown out dead. He measured nearly 18 feet in length and 16 inches in circumference. It will be placed on exhibition.




Baba Yaga

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Clearfield Republican (Clearfield, Pa.) Dec. 7, 1881 Pg3

SOLD AGAIN

The Dubois Courier relates the following: " One day last week John Platt, who tends the City Hotel bar, was requested to advance $2 on an overcoat and keep it overnight.
After taking charge of the overcoat John discovered it to be his own. He hurried down to his room at the Nicholson House to see that his entire baggage had been gone through.
Warrants were issued and Milton Vaughn now languishes in the rock-pile at Clearfield. "
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Old 01-07-2023, 06:38 AM
 
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The Whistle Man Story

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The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio) May 28, 1885 Pg1

STRANGE DISEASE IN PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh, Pa., May 21--- A strange disease, baffling the skill of the physicians, broke out in Paris Roads, a small station on the Pan-Handle Railroad, 18 miles from Pittsburgh, a few days ago.
In one family alone there have been five deaths and the mother is insane.
Eight persons have died, and eight more are sick. The local physicians refuse to attend the patients, and Steubenville, Ohio, physicians are there. The disease is spreading and all cases prove fatal.



The San Saba News (Texas) June 1, 1878 Pg2

Gonzales County has raised a double-headed calf, which is now kept in San Antonio. The animal had four eyes until recently, but two of them went out.
When the calf is fed in one mouth the jaws of the other mouth work just the same as though it had a portion of the food to masticate. The owner of this curiosity has been offered $400 for it, but will wait for further bids.
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Old 01-07-2023, 10:35 AM
 
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Eaton Democrat (Ohio) June 4, 1885 Pg1

MILLIONS OF HOPPERS

Chicago, May 27--- A Colorado telegram says: Millions of young grasshoppers are reported coming out of the sandy soil on the south side of the Arkansas River, above Pueblo, destroying early vegetables and tender shrubs.
Their appearance is similar to that of 1878, when they were swept east by winds, and consumed an immense amount of growing crops in Kansas.




Delaware State Journal July 1, 1870 Pg4

Discoveries of bones at Sioux City, Iowa, indicate that the aboriginal residents in that locality were all eight feet high.




Jenglot

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The Chronicle News (Trinidad, Col.) Oct. 25, 1912 Pg3

HIS POINT OF VANTAGE

The judge of a small town was trying a man for abusing his wife. She claimed he got drunk and tried to beat her so she hit him.
The judge turned to their little girl and asked: " Girl, was your father under the influence of whisky when your mother hit him? "
" No, sir, he was under the kitchen table." She quickly replied.
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